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2018-07-12 / Editorial

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago July 16, 1998


LOST FOR A MOMENT — In 1938, a disastrous fire destroyed the First Presbyterian Church. However, members did not let the lingering effects of the Great Depression hamper their determination. They set about planning and rebuilding almost immediately. Services were held in the Quaker Meetinghouse while rebuilding took place. 
Photo courtesy of “Images of America: Orchard Park” by Suzanne Kulp and Joseph Bieron LOST FOR A MOMENT — In 1938, a disastrous fire destroyed the First Presbyterian Church. However, members did not let the lingering effects of the Great Depression hamper their determination. They set about planning and rebuilding almost immediately. Services were held in the Quaker Meetinghouse while rebuilding took place. Photo courtesy of “Images of America: Orchard Park” by Suzanne Kulp and Joseph Bieron • Final passage of special exception uses will rest with the Village Board. The board approved a local law Monday that returns the balance of power to village trustees, something that hasn’t been done in more than 15 years.

• Traffic congestion at arrival and dismissal time at Orchard Park Middle School may be a thing of the past. The Orchard Park Board of Education approved a $47,727 project last week for a parking configuration at the middle school.

• Illegal parking and lawn damage along Larned Lane was at the forefront of discussion at Monday’s Village Board meeting.

• When the Western Region tennis team goes to repeat last year’s medal winning performance at the Empire State Games, three of its team members will come from Orchard Park. Michelle Mercer, Meghan Lyons and Christian Lovelace qualified for the squad.

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