Running wild

Orchard Park senior Kevin Goltz runs upfield after making a catch against Kenmore West on Saturday. The Quakers improved their record to 2-0 this season after defeating the Blue Devils, 35-18. The Quakers have outscored their opponents this year by a combined total of 67 points. To read more on the Orchard Park football team, turn to page 13.

Cub Scout rescues grandmother, honored for heroics

Not all heroes wear capes or perform superhuman feats of strength. Sometimes heroes come in the form of a 6-year-old boy. Though Samuel “Sammy” McNeil II is young, the Orchard Park resident and Cub Scout displayed a tremendous amount of courage when he rushed to aid his grandmother, who sustained a serious injury. Though the incident occurred last November, only […]

Quaker Arts Festival set for this weekend

Painters, photographers, woodworkers and many more artisans and craftspeople will flock to the Orchard Park Middle School campus at 60 S. Lincoln Ave. this weekend for the 53rd annual Quaker Arts Festival. Organized by the Orchard Park Jaycees, the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. […]

Author details Civil War through novel series


Author David Smeltz of Angola is bringing the Civil War to life through his series of novels and a presentation to the Friends of the Orchard Park Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23. His presentation, titled “The Unique & Continuing Legacy of the American Civil War,” ties with his book series, “The Adventures of Sidney Sawyer,” and follows Mark […]

Elma man accused of OP golf course damage

A 23-year-old Elma resident was charged with felony criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and additional charges after he drove a pickup around the Harvest Hill Golf Course on Transit Road, according to Orchard Park police. At around 3:28 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the report of a vehicle off-roading at the golf course. Officer Robert Cirbus stopped Austin Christopher on Transit […]


Fox Run resident Betsy Lawson grabs a bag of produce from Arlene Lindstrom, of Lindstrom Farms, while Lawson’s sister, Kay Harvey, gets ready to pay at the Farmers Market at Fox Run on Sept. 4.

Elder abuse outreach set at Senior Center

Senior citizens will have the opportunity to learn about the many forms of elder abuse and the agencies where they can receive help during an outreach presentation at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at the Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave. (See editorial on page four) The event, which will be hosted by Erie County Legislator John Mills, has […]

Nativity of Our Lord prepares for Oktoberfest on Sept. 20

On Saturday, Sept. 20, Nativity of Our Lord will be in the spirit of the season, as the parish presents its Oktoberfest event. Running from 5 to 11 p.m., the festival will feature the usual Oktoberfest fare, along with live music from Berghols Band at 5 p.m. and Heard of Buffalo at 8 p.m., a $10,000 cash raffle and a […]

News Brief

Thomas Baldinger, a 2014 graduate of Orchard Park High School, was awarded the Repp Construction Annual Scholarship in the amount of $500. Baldinger served as class treasurer and was a member of the Orchard Park Academy of Finance and the high school’s varsity tennis team. He also was a tennis coach for the Hickory Hill Swim and Tennis Club. Baldinger […]

Elder abuse remains serious issue in Western New York

Bee Editorial

The numbers are startling. More than 1,500 cases of elder abuse are reported in Erie County each year. Sadly, this number doesn’t include all of the cases that go unreported, which the experts say are very common, as the victims often feel too embarrassed and ashamed to tell anyone what’s going on. According to Erie County Protective Services for Adults, […]