‘Healthy Kids, Happy Kids’ initiative set to launch

Those participating in this year’s summer camps through the Orchard Park Recreation Department will find that a healthy lunch and snack will be part of the program. (See editorial on page four) “In the past year — through different means — surveys, face-to-face contacts and emails, we got enough feedback from parents that were looking for the opportunity to purchase […]

Ways of wellness

OPPD releases more information on murder-suicide

Orchard Park police believe Ruby Stiglmeir was the victim in a murder-suicide that took place March 29 in Orchard Park. Stiglmeir, 51, who lived on Queens Place, was shot three times, and David Lewczyk, 53, from Panama, New York, sustained one gunshot to the head, Police Chief Mark Pacholec said. The bodies were found in a bedroom. A .22-caliber pistol […]

New pact provides for town employee contribution to health insurance

The Town of Orchard Park has a contract with the Civil Service Employees Association for the first time in two years. The contract, which runs retroactively from Jan. 1, 2014, to Dec. 31, 2019, was approved in March and now requires all employees, no matter when they were hired, to contribute to the cost of health insurance. Within the new […]

Garden Club receives awards at showcase

Members of the Orchard Park Garden Club received 35 awards for their floral designs and horticulture exhibits at the “Rock and Roll In The Garden” flower show, according to a release from the club. The exhibition was held from March 31 to April 2 at the Plantasia Garden and Landscape Show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The flower show was presented […]

Zonta Club announces scholarship for business majors

The Zonta Club of Hamburg and Orchard Park has recently announced the Jane Klausman Women in Business Scholarships, which are awarded annually and may be used for tuition, books or living expenses at any university, college or institution offering accredited business courses and degrees, according to a release from the Zonta Club. Zonta International awards scholarships of $1,000 each at […]

News Briefs

The Women’s Club of Orchard Park will host its monthly meeting at noon Wednesday, April 13, in the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. The guest speaker will be Town Historian Sue Kulp, with the topic being “The History of Orchard Park. The board meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m. New members are welcome. The Orchard Park […]

The other side of an epidemic: Remedying opioid overdoses

As the opioid epidemic plagues communities in Erie County and opioid overdoses continue to climb, the push for education on recognizing these overdoses and training to administer the antidote Narcan are also on the rise. That was the focus of the It Takes a Community, Substance Abuse Coalition’s meeting on Monday morning at Iroquois High School, as the coalition welcomed […]

‘The Poetry Guy’ visits Eggert Elementary

Ted Scheu “The Poetry Guy” made a recent visit to Eggert Elementary. Scheu spent two days working with different grade levels and classrooms and offered an evening workshop for students and their parents. His instruction inspired students to be creative in their writing and poetry, according to a release from the district, which noted that he gave students a new […]

OP man charged with sale of controlled substances

A five-month investigation by the Orchard Park Police Department’s Detective Bureau resulted in an Orchard Park man being charged with the unlawful sale of controlled substances on March 31, according to Orchard Park police. John Thurston, 35, of California Road, the sole resident of the address, made multiple sales of various controlled substances to an undercover officer, police said. On […]