2013-06-13

Struggling up the hill



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Town authorizes study of Baker Road building




The Town Board has authorized an architectural firm to assess the Baker Road building, soon to be vacated by the school district, for use as a new Senior Center. The move came at a recent Town Board meeting. Senior citizens in Orchard Park have long been asking the Town Board to seriously look at converting the building at 3030 Baker […]

Students, parents implore school to keep music teacher




“Phenomenal” and “passionate” are just a couple of the many words of praise parents and students used Tuesday evening to describe South Davis music teacher James Kontrabecki. Supporters of his spoke before the School Board one after another, where they told board members just how much of a difference he’s made in their lives. “His passion is so infectious,” said […]

Village defends frequent watering




Rain or no rain, flowers still need water, village officials say. Several residents recently questioned the village’s practice of watering flowers during rain, but officials agreed that despite wet weather, plants still need water — and lots of it. “Last year we got a lot of comments on how they looked,” said Andrew Slotman, director of public works, at Monday’s […]

Blackbird 8K to benefit children battling cancer




The P.U.N.T. Foundation is hosting a run and walk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, to benefit children battling cancer. The Blackbird 8K run and accompanying one-mile walk are being held in memory of pediatric patients who have lost their battles with cancer, according to Gwen Mysiak, executive director of the P.U.N.T. Foundation. The 8K and walk will start at […]

Schools in Orchard Park to send supplies to Afghanistan



Schools throughout the Orchard Park Central School District are involved in collecting leftover school supplies to send to children in need in Afghanistan. Students are collecting new or gently used pens, pencils, markers, rulers, notebooks, paper, erasers, highlighters and folders, among other items, to ship to a girls school in Kabul, Afghanistan, which is run by the School of Leadership […]

Scherff-Gartman intersection may see roundabout




A roundabout may be in the works for the intersection between Gartman and Scherff roads. The intersection was deemed unsafe by a resident at a recent Town Board meeting, and elected officials agreed. Mary Pat Ruh suggested the board consider changing the intersection to an all-way stop, in the same way that the intersection at Baker and Milestrip roads was […]

Recreation Department honors David Kaczor

Gives him hoodie, collage


The Recreation Department honored Councilman David Kaczor during a recent Town Board meeting. The department annually honors a business or individual that has contributed to it. Kaczor, the longtime liaison between the Town Board and Recreation Commission, will end his 12-year tenure on the board this winter, as he will not be running for re-election. “It’s just incredible the time […]

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart to host lawn fete



Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church will hold its annual lawn fete from Thursday, June 13, through Sunday, June 16, at the church, 3144 Abbott Road. The lawn fete is the church’s largest annual fundraising event and aims to unify its parish family. The family-friendly event will host live entertainment from Western New York bands Thursday through Sunday. Rides, […]

App should be useful for all NFTA transport users

Bee Editorial

During the June 6 Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority event to unveil the new See Say App, officials geared their presentation toward the frequent users of the system, but they should really be pushing to get those who don’t typically use the transportation system. Those who do use it regularly will have the constant reminder that the application exists because they […]