Weekly Feature



2018-03-08 / Editorial

Out of the Past


TIME FOR A FILM — The Park Theater opened in 1944 in the former Plisk garage building. During World War II, gasoline was rationed and television was still in the development stages. Local people frequented this theater for their entertainment. The building closed in the early 1960s. Reopened subsequently as other businesses, today it is the Quaker Room banquet facility. 
Photo courtesy of “Images of America: Orchard Park” by Suzanne Kulp and Joseph Bieron TIME FOR A FILM — The Park Theater opened in 1944 in the former Plisk garage building. During World War II, gasoline was rationed and television was still in the development stages. Local people frequented this theater for their entertainment. The building closed in the early 1960s. Reopened subsequently as other businesses, today it is the Quaker Room banquet facility. Photo courtesy of “Images of America: Orchard Park” by Suzanne Kulp and Joseph Bieron 20 Years Ago — March 12, 1998

Marriott International Inc. has publicized plans for a future assisted-living facility on North Buffalo Road. The 20,000-square-foot facility, Brighton Gardens, will be a “fully taxable community” and have little negative impact on Orchard Park, said Ronald Dee, director of development of senior living services for Marriott. Plans were announced Tuesday. The site is located at 3970 N. Buffalo Road.

Orchard Park High School students who score between 55 and 64 percent on Regents examinations will receive local credit starting in the 1998-99 school year. The Orchard Park Board of Education Monday unanimously adopted this modified scoring option with the intent that grading requirements would be revisited following the first year of its inception.

Brian Higgins has officially entered the race for the New York State Assembly’s 145th District seat currently held by retiring Assemblyman Richard Keane.

A valiant comeback fell short as Orchard Park dropped a 66-61 decision to McKinley in the Class A-1 semifinal last Thursday at the Niagara Falls Convention Center.

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