2022-12-22 E-Edition


HERE COMES SANTA – Santa Claus made his way through Orchard Park with the assistance of the Orchard Park Fire District on Dec. 18. In the top photo, Santa makes his way down Braunview Way in a firetruck. In the photo to the right, Santa and the Grinch arrive at the Hillcrest Fire Department.

Slotman recommends town accept bid for brush collection

After taking some time to look at both options for the future of brush collection – accepting a bid from an outside contractor to handle the service or bringing it in-house to be performed by the Highway Department – Highway Superintendent Andrew Slotman has recommended that the Town Board accept the 2023 bid from Quaker Maintenance. Quaker Maintenance was one […]

SUNY Fredonia student from Orchard Park to design WNY map project

The Western New York Library Resources Council has selected SUNY Fredonia senior Dawn Payne, an animation and illustration major from Orchard Park, to create an original map that identifies the locations of libraries as well as museums, art galleries and historical societies across Western New York. The map will replicate how Google Maps show general information, but differs by only […]

Gallivan ready to represent constituents of Orchard Park

For the second time in his career in the New York State Senate, state Sen. Patrick Gallivan will be representing the residents of Orchard Park, as Gallivan takes over the newly-configured 60th Senate District. Gallivan, who represented Orchard Park during his first two years in the state senate prior to redistricting, will take over as the representative for the 60th […]

Five Boy Scout Troop 285 members attain rank of Eagle Scout

Five members of Boy Scout Troop 285 attained the rank of Eagle Scout during an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony on Nov. 12 at Orchard Park Middle School. Honored were: Owen Casto, Dillon Connell, Aidan Reynolds, Bowen Slotman and Bradley Casto. Owen Casto’s Scouting experience started in first grade as a Tiger Cub in Pack 285. After earning his Arrow […]

Boys and Girls Club’s new executive director creates structure, new programs

When Adam Wittmeyer first became a “club kid,” around age 13, by joining the Boys and Girls Club in Holland, he didn’t know that he would end up a lifetime member. When he began aging out of the programs as a high school senior, he began working part time for the club in Holland as a youth development professional running […]

Bee Editorial

Volunteering is worth the time

Finding time in our days to get done what we need to do can be challenging. Whether it’s work, taking care of the yard, getting the kids where they need to be, tackling that project that’s been on the to-do list forever or just getting the laundry done, schedules can always seem tighter than we want them to be. While […]

Spindle Items

..JOB FAIR – The Orchard Park Recreation, Parks and Forestry Depa r tment will host its annual summer job fair at the beginning of next year. The job fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Brush Mountain Park community activity center, 4520 California Road. Department officials are reaching out to find individuals […]

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Dec. 26, 2002

With all the focus on Christmas lists and presents, it’s easy to forget the holidays are a time for giving. Orchard Park students in Stephanie Czerniak’s government class at the alternative high school are receiving a lesson in the true meaning of Christmas. For the second consecutive year, as part of a community service project, Czerniak’s students adopted a family […]