Weekly Feature



April 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

For-profit events to see police fee increase

Organizers of for-profit events, such as various races that run through Orchard Park, will notice an increase in police fees when they go to obtain a permit for their event.  During the April 11 Town Board work session, the board approved a chan More...

Editorial

Spindle items

• NECESSARY TRAINING — On Friday, the Orchard Park Police Department will again be teaming up with some of its community partners to provide active shooter training, to be ready in the event such an act takes place in Orchard Park.  More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago — April 23, 1998

• In a seven-hour meeting Tuesday, the Orchard Park Board of Education finalized its 1998-99 spending plan, which will keep the town tax rate increase under $1.  • Lorraine Biryla will be honored as the Orchard Park Republican of the Y More...

If tweeting were fencing, would Trump get the black card?

While trolling through Twitter recently, I found an interesting post from an unlikely source. The name of the account is “Joy of Museums.” “Duels have a long history. What is today’s equivalent of a duel? More...

Bee Heard

Bee Editorial

Auto Bureau users to benefit from measure

Last week, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns presented what we believe is an extremely beneficial and proactive proposal to the County Legislature.  More...

Education

State competition honors student for research work

Orchard Park High School student Gabriel Blood recently received a certificate of honorable mention in the 2017 State Archives’ Student Research Award competition for his work on the life of Dr. William Gail, who was a Civil War surgeon.  More...

Community Salutes Orchard Park High School Students

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Lifestyles

Girl Boss

How the Buffalo community encouraging the next generation of female entrepreneurs

It was an eye-opening moment for dozens of girls on Saturday at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library as they listened to three women discuss their success in the business and technology field. 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...

Senior News

Chet the Bread Man to return to center

The Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave., offers many programs for people older than 55. Contact the center at 662-6452 to register for programs. The Senior Center director is Debbie Santiago.   More...

Police, schools to continue parent forums

Topics to include behavioral issues, drugs, cyberbullying

During his time at the helm of the Orchard Park Police Department, Chief Mark Pacholec has always stressed community engagement as a way for the department to inform residents about what officers and police personnel are doing to keep the community s More...

Bohen, Burke to vie for 142nd Assembly seat

Constituents in the 142nd Assembly District will head to the polls on Tuesday to decide which candidate will lead the district going forward.  Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke will take on political newcomer Erik Bohen in a special election More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Wyrough eager to aid Police Department

An interest in becoming a police officer began at a young age for Kelly Wyrough. Growing up in Rochester, Wyrough would watch television shows depicting police officers, and from there a future career was born.  More...

Two to run for seats on Board of Education

Two individuals will run for two seats on the Orchard Park Board of Education in next month’s election. More...

Town justice candidate offers drug crisis plan

Town justice candidate Michael Pastrick has recently announced a plan to use Town Court to help keep Orchard Park safe from the drug crisis.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Tree trimming poorly handled

After spending some time in Savannah, Georgia, where the live oak trees hang over the streets and everyone admires the beauty of the trees, we arrived home to see the trees on our street butchered.  More...

Police Blotter

Argument about TV ends with TV being broken

Monday, April 9   • A suspicious message was left in graffiti on an exterior door of Ellicott Elementary. Police believe children were behind the incident.  Tuesday, April 10   More...

Obituaries

Walter E. Sienk, Buffalo Sheet Metal employee

Walter E. Sienk, 90, of Hamburg, died Thursday, March 29, 2018.  A graduate of Orchard Park High School, Mr. Sienk worked for Buffalo Sheet Metal and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  Mr. More...

Sports

Boys tennis team looking for 10th straight undefeated season

Orchard Park boys tennis is aiming to continue its run atop ECIC and Section VI this year. That is, if they ever get out on the court. The team has yet to play a match with several more postponed this week.  More...

Lady Quakers track team brings back deep and experienced squad

Numbers will not be a problem for the Orchard Park girls track team. The Lady Quakers have about 80 girls on this year’s squad, with a good mix of veterans and new girls.  More...

Boys track team boasts deep and talented squad

The Orchard Park boys track team has one of its deepest squads in years, with 69 total athletes and solid returners at almost every event.  One of the team’s top returners is senior captain Cal Puskar. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Church sets rummage sale   Orchard Park Community Church, at 7451 East Quaker Road, will hold a two-day rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21. More...

Business

Chamber preparing for busy spring, summer

Spring is such a great time of the year. As everything is starting to bloom, we find that spring also brings a buzz of activity in our office. More...

Kearns seeks to expand auto bureau hours to reduce wait times

According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles renewal schedule, Erie County Auto Bureaus will hit a record number of transactions in 2018.  More...

White Orchard Home Furnishings to close showroom

White Orchard Home Furnishings, a popular Orchard Park furniture destination, recently announced the decision to close the showroom, located at 4203 N. More...