Weekly Feature



July 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Boys hockey team advocates hope coaching staff remains intact

Current and former players on the Orchard Park boys hockey team, along with parents and team supporters, let the Board of Education know during Tuesday’s meeting they would like to see the hockey staff remain the same going into next season.&nb More...

Editorial

Spindle items

• WATERLINE UPDATE — The Route 20A waterline project is continuing to move along, with Deputy Mayor Matthew Hartung saying the contractor has almost reached Carrow Street.  Once the contractor reaches Carrow, workers will drill under More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago July 16, 1998

• 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.  More...

Remember when Twin Fair was region’s retail giant?

Forty-odd years ago, Western New York was home to a retail giant that was clearly ahead of its time: Twin Fair discount department stores.  These sprawling stores seemed to sell everything: clothing, footwear, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty More...

Education

HELP WITH COLLEGE

HELP WITH COLLEGE — Zachary Braun and Morgan Baxendale are the recipients of the $2,500 Thomas R. Gardner Scholarships. More...

School Board elects new leaders

The Orchard Park Board of Education will have a new president and vice president for the 2018-19 school year, following Monday’s organizational meeting.  Christine Gray-Tinnesz, who has served as the board’s vice president since 2016 More...

Garden Club awards two scholarships

The Orchard Park Garden Club recently awarded its $1,000 memorial scholarships to Orchard Park High School graduates Madison Stevens and Kylie Magill.  The club chooses recipients who are in the Orchard Park School District and plan to study env More...

Lifestyles

Golf tournament to benefit first responders and families

The morning of Sept. 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

Buffalo Dolls to perform July 24

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...

Business

Chamber to present 14th annual Taste of Orchard Park

The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce will once again present the signature event of Quaker Days, the Taste of Orchard Park  The 14th annual Taste will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. More...

ITT Enidine begins phase two of plant expansion

ITT Enidine, a designer and manufacturer of energy absorption, vibration isolation and attenuation products, is continuing its expansion plans at its manufacturing and operation headquarters in Orchard Park.  More...

Events

Subaru Buffalo four Mile Chase set for July 20   More...

Festival of the Arts books two bands, still seeks artists, crafters

Continuing the planning process for the Orchard Park Festival of the Arts, the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce has booked two bands, Carina & the Six String Preacher and Ron Hawkins from The Lowest of the Low for Saturday’s musical experie More...

Canterbury Court residents complain about commercial vehicles on street

A number of residents from Canterbury Court and surrounding Potter Avenue let village officials know they are out of options when it comes to finding a solution to residents on Canterbury Court who are parking commercial vehicles.  More...

Local News

DA’s Office target of bomb threat

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office received a suspicious, threatening letter Monday that law enforcement officials believe was sent by an incarcerated man.  More...

News Brief

The Friends of the Orchard Park Library will hold its 2018 annual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Orchard Park Library, 4570 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. This meeting is open to all members of the Friends of the Orchard Park Library. More...

Tours of Open Gardens adds Graycliff Estate

April showers bring May flowers, which make for beautiful gardens in July. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Headlight stop leads to marijuana charge

Tuesday, July 3   • An industrial accident occurred at a California Road business. A press machine injured a man’s right hand. He was sent to the Erie County Medical Center.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Editorial

Stay safe in sweltering summer heat

With the recent spate of hot weather and high humidity, and with Quaker Days on the horizon, it’s important to remember how to stay safe outdoors when the mercury climbs.  After all, extreme heat is the cause of more than 600 deaths each y More...

Obituaries

John J. Cappello, manufacturing engineer

John J. Cappello, 93, of Orchard Park, died Saturday, June 23, 2018.  Mr. Cappello was born on Aug. 12, 1924, in Buffalo and attended Burgard High School in Buffalo. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  More...

Death Notice

REVEKANT, Antoinette (nee Kita), of Orchard Park, died Saturday, July 7, 2018. Mrs. Revekant is survived by three children, Darlene Dolan, Anjanette Root and Natalie Woodward; eight grandchildren; and one sibling, Irene Poremba. More...

Sports

FLOP Girls hockey team repeats as Team of the Year after state title run

Coming into the 2017-18 season, the Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park girls hockey team knew it was good enough to win a state title.  More...

Sports Brief

Other teams considered for Orchard Park Bee Team of the Year included girls and boys tennis, girls swimming, golf, girls basketball, girls bowling, girls track, boys and girls lacrosse and softball. More...

OP resident named finalist of MLB competition

Abby Torgerson of Orchard Park was one of 40 youth players that Major League Baseball announced as a finalist of its national youth skills competitions – Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit and Run and the MLB Jr. Home Run Derby. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Taste of Orchard Park slated for July 25   More...