Weekly Feature



March 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Vianney parishioner accuses priest of sexual abuse

Former St. John Vianney Church parishioner Michael Whalen said Tuesday that he was the victim of sexual abuse by the Rev. Norbert Orsolitis when he was 14 years old.  Rev. Orsolitis was a priest at St. More...

Editorial

District, Police Department wise to hold forum

As the country continues to cope with another mass school shooting, parents, teachers, students and members of the community can take solace that both the Orchard Park School District and the Orchard Park Police Department are working hand in hand to More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

INTERESTED IN STAMPS — Orchard Park native and local author Rick Barrett will be making a trip to the region to discuss his new book, “Buffalo Cinderellas.”  More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago — March 5, 1998   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding necessary changes of gun control laws, require politicians to attend funerals of mass killings, such as schools. That should get their real attention.  More...

Sports

FLOP completes championship trifecta with win over CASH

Sports Reporter

Winning a championship is an accomplishment that nearly every team at every level strives for. But winning three in one season? That’s practically unheard of.  More...

Hockey team falls to Niagara Wheatfield in sectional semifinals

The Orchard Park hockey season came to an end last Wednesday with a 3-0loss to Niagara Wheatfield in the semi final round of the Section VI Large School playoffs. More...

Boys hoops upsets Lockport in Class AA quarters

The Orchard Park boys basketball team is hitting its stride at just the right time. More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 1  Art Inventory for Artists with Jayne Hughes — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, EDU Room 506 of Buffalo Arts Studio, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $45. 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org   More...

Family Activities

sat. 3  Woods Walk: Food For Wildlife — Join a guided nature walk to search for things that wild animals eat in the woods, 11 a.m. More...

Art

thurs. 1  West Seneca Art Society Live Demonstration — The West Seneca Art Society will present “Demo by Mari, Abstract, Contemporary and Modern Artist,” 7 p.m. More...

Solid run

Orchard Park’s Garrett Harp gets ahead of Niagara Wheatfield’s Michael Lotempio during the Quakers’ 3-0 loss to the Falcons in the large school semifinals. More...

District, Police Department hope communication deters mass shootings

On the heels of another mass shooting, this one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Orchard Park schools and Orchard Park police are working together to make sure such a heinous act never happens here.  (See editori More...

Local News

Village approves contract for handicap parking

Six handicap parking spots are getting closer to reality following Monday’s Village Board meeting.  The board approved a contract for $52,975 with CVF Incorporated Concrete Construction for the Erie County Community Development Block Grant More...

Supervisor hopes town can look into LED lighting

Supervisor Patrick Keem has heard from residents around town for some time about the number of streetlights that are out, and he’s looking for the town to make a switch to LED lighting to solve the problem.  More...

County comptroller details agencies providing area tax preparation assistance

With income taxes due on Tuesday, April 17, the County Comptroller’s Office is providing a list of options for people who need help preparing their tax filings.  Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw is reminding families to do their due diligence More...

Police Blotter

Two flags taken from Legion post

Wednesday, Feb. 14   Twelve Adderall pills were taken from a prescription bottle that was in the purse of an Amelia Drive restaurant worker.  Saturday, Feb. 17   More...

Education

Daemen College opens technology center

Daemen College opened its new Graduate Studies Technology Center, part of a major effort to advance technology infrastructure for the college’s growing graduate programs, during a recent celebration.  More...

Daemen’s Uganda program offers real-world experience

Daemen College student Lumeshwar Kumar gained valuable real-world experience that blended his undergraduate and graduate studies as a participant in a two-month public health project in rural Uganda, an opportunity that honed his professional skills More...

Canisius HS announces second-quarter honor roll

Canisius High School has named the following Orchard Park students to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year. More...

Lifestyles

Girl Scouts of WNY Launches New Summer Camp Activities

In an effort to help girls develop a greater appreciation for the outdoors and interest in science, technology, engineering and math, the Girl Scouts of Western New York has launched a series of new summer camp activities. More...

Girl Scout troop to sell cookies

Senior Girl Scouts, 10th-graders at Orchard Park High School, from Troop 31339 will be selling Girl Scout cookies for $4 per box during the month of March, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, they will be at Great Erie Federal Credit Union, 4000 N. More...

Library News

LIBRARY HOURS — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  Children’s programs   More...

Business

Second emergency HEAP grants now available in New York

Help for heating is still available. A second emergency benefit is now available for households who have exhausted both the regular and first emergency Home Emergency Assistance Program benefits.  More...

60 internships available at Univera

Univera Healthcare has 60 summer internship positions available for college students at its locations across upstate New York. More...

NCCC Alumni Association to host trivia night

The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association will host a trivia night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Hard Rock Cafe, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls. More...