Artify the Park returns for second year

Wishing to expand on the idea of attendees enjoying an interactive experience with artists, the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy is set to present the second annual Artify the Park on Sunday. The free event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, on the casino side of Chestnut Ridge Park, with the MacKinnon Lodge as the base of […]

Christmas comes early

Police chief calls for motorcyclists to obey speed limit on Route 219

A recent radar check on Route 219 showed that some motorcyclists are being extremely reckless in regard to the speed limit on the expressway. Police Chief Mark Pacholec said members of the Orchard Park Police Department, New York State Police and other agencies were patrolling the expressway last week and saw a disturbing trend. “What concerns me is that later […]

Buffalo Cigar Festival set for Saturday

Seeking a day to celebrate all cigar lovers, Buffalo Cigars is set to present the inaugural Buffalo Cigar Festival on Saturday. The festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Wings Flights of Hope, 3964 California Road. Megan Gordon, director of marketing for Buffalo Cigars, said the shop, located at 2911 Southwestern Blvd., has had […]

OP Zonta members take part in Washington, D.C., conference

Thirty-five Zonta Club members from ZI District 4 in Western New York, Pennsylvania and Eastern Ontario recently joined more than 100 other leaders from across the U.S, Canada, Europe and Asia for the North American Interdistrict Meeting held by Zonta International in Washington, D.C., according to a release from the Zonta Club of Hamburg and Orchard Park. The three-day event […]

Quaker Arts Festival winners recognized

The Orchard Park Jaycees have announced the award winners from the 56th annual Quaker Arts Festival. Crafts First place: Yvonne Stoklosa and Barbara Henderson Second place: Patricia Hamilton and Gail Blum Third place: Ann Campbell, Karen Buckholtz and Cheryl Milka Honorable mention: Yvonne Rhodes, Lynette Kuzenko and Nicolette Nuwer Best of Show — Crafts Rich and Kimberly Maykish Sculpture First […]

Utica man pleads guilty to aggravated vehicular assault that injured OP teen

Utica resident Abdikadir Jaffar has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular assault, the highest charge in the indictment coming from a drunken driving incident on New Year’s Day that injured an Orchard Park teen and several others, according to a release from Erie County District Attorney John Flynn Jr.’s office. Authorities said that at approximately 1:11 a.m., with a blood alcohol […]

News Brief

The Zonta Club of Hamburg and Orchard Park will hold its next meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at JP Fitzgerald’s, 4236 Clark St., Hamburg. Mary Travers Murphy will present information about the Family Justice Center’s programs for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For more information, call 648-6312.

State Public Service Commission greenlights $13 million Charter Communications settlement

The state Public Service Commission has approved a $13 million settlement agreement with Charter Communications Inc. after the cable company failed to build out its cable network as required in last year’s approval of Charter’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc., according to a recent press release. The $13 million settlement is the largest cable company financial settlement of its […]

Hot dog roast event raises $1,455 for library

Erie County Legislator John Mills recently announced that the 11th annual Orchard Park Library hot dog roast fundraiser raised $1,455 to support the library’s efforts to provide quality programming and materials for patrons. “The Orchard Park Library’s hot dog roast fundraiser was once again a huge success, setting a new record,” Mills said. “I want to thank everyone who came […]