2013-05-02

Police forum urges community involvement




The Orchard Park Police Department wants to hear from you — now rather than later. In the department’s first ever police forum Tuesday evening, a panel of officers — led by Chief Mark Pacholec — gave a 30-minute presentation followed by a one-hour question-and-answer period. The message of the evening, which drew about 50 people to the courtroom inside the […]

School district bids goodbye to McClymonds




The School Board bid farewell recently to its president, Alfred McClymonds, at his last meeting before his departure for Texas. (See editorial on page four) McClymonds was in his third term as a board member, serving nearly seven years. He announced upon his resignation that he planned to move at the end of April with his wife, Nancy, to live […]

WALKING FOR CANCER



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South Davis student wins PBS writing contest

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

The local PBS member station — WNED-TV, Buffalo/Toronto — chose Catherine Yoshida’s story as its 2013 winner of the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. Catherine, a third-grade student at South Davis Elementary, lives in Orchard Park with her parents, Brian and Holly; sister, Caroline, 12; and brother, Ross, 5. “We got the letter right after Easter break,” said Holly Yoshida. […]

FOR A GOOD CAUSE



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A 50-year endeavor

Michele Conley Vogel debuts new show


It took Michele Conley Vogel 50 years to paint her most recent works. That is because each is a culmination of the better part of a lifetime of observing, experimenting, growing and learning. “I don’t watch the clock. Sometimes it’s magical and sometimes I have to work up the magic, but I don’t watch the clock, because then you’re putting […]

SEARCHING THE GOODS



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Man pleads guilty to area business burglaries



An Orchard Park man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to eight counts of burglary in the third degree stemming from incidents that occurred at businesses in Amherst, Clarence, Newstead and Akron. According to Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita, Alfred Tatman, 26, admitted that he and his alleged accomplices, Kevin Zimmerman and Jeffrey Zimmerman, burglarized eight businesses between Nov. 17 and […]

In the military



Zachary Trinkle of Orchard Park, who serves with the 152nd Engineer Support Company with the Army National Guard, was recently promoted to the rank of specialist. Jason Napierala of Orchard Park, who serves with Company 7, Recruiting and Retention in the Army National Guard, was recently promoted to sergeant first class. Oops! A Free Account is required to view this […]

Chestnut Ridge to host ‘Hero Rush’ challenge June 8



Hero Rush, a firefighter-themed obstacle race, will take place Saturday, June 8, in Chestnut Ridge Park. Designed by veteran firefighters, Hero Rush is an obstacle race challenging participants to face their fears and test their endurance and strength. Participants tackle a four-mile course with 17 to 20 firefighter-themed obstacles with names such as “Tower- ing Inferno,” “Bystander Blast,” “Staying Alive,” […]