Weekly Feature



June 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Spindle items

• MEETINGS — Due to the Fourth of July holiday, the Orchard Park Town Board is changing its meeting schedule. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago — June 25, 1998

• Larned Lane residents urged village trustees Monday to do something once again about curbing illegal parking in their neighborhood. More...

Summer yard chores have their ups and downs

I did not get very far when I set out to mow my lawn last week. My faithful push mower fired right up, but it was the rusty deck that failed me.  Last year, I prolonged its life by using Gorilla Tape to patch up the holes in the deck. More...

Education

On the Campus

Aubrey Borgesi of Orchard Park has been named to the dean’s list for the 2018 spring semester at Clarkson University.  Matthew Galbraith of Orchard Park has been named to the dean’s list for the 2018 spring semester at Tufts Univers More...

Sports

2018 All-Bee Boys Lacrosse

First Teamers all made deep playoff runs

As is usually the case, the players earning First Team status for the 2018 installment of the All-Bee Boys Lacrosse all-star team have something in common: a championship pedigree.  More...

Legends’ Dave Mazur adds to legacy with third straight Coach of the Year honor

It’s safe to say Lancaster boys coach Dave Mazur is approaching legendary status in Western New York’s high school lacrosse circles.  More...

Legends’ Beetow garners Player of the Year honors

Anyone who saw Brett Beetow play for Lancaster’s boys lacrosse team this spring got to watch an athlete who opposing coaches noted to Legends’ coach Dave Mazur was “one of the most college ready players in the area this year.” More...

Planning Board to examine solar panels issue for 60 days

Attempting to find out more information about the use of solar panels on the front of buildings in Orchard Park, the Town Board has charged the Planning Board with taking a look at specific areas that may affect residents. More...

Cannes Film Festival experience surreal for teacher and crew

When Partially Submerged Elephants, a filmmaking collective from Buffalo, began the process of making the seven-minute short film ‘Ride of Your Life’ the team had no idea the run of success and experiences they were set to embark on.  More...

Local News

Fourth of July festivities to include parade, prizes

The annual Fourth of July celebration, co-sponsored by the Town of Orchard Park and the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Wednesday, July 4.  More...

Legislature secures funds for Boys & Girls Club of OP

The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved funding that will benefit summer youth and recreation programs throughout the county, including $10,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Orchard Park.  More...

Alumni association sponsors five scholarships

Five scholarships sponsored by the Orchard Park School District Alumni Association were presented at the senior awards banquet held on June 15.  Two scholarships, funded by the 60s/70s Annual Reunion Committee, were presented to Georgia Sherer, More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Mailboxes on multiple streets vandalized

Wednesday, June 13   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Editorial

Underage drinking can lead to serious issues

It is that time of year when seniors graduate from high school and move on to the next phase of their lives. Commencement ceremonies will be held between Thursday and Sunday this week for each of the town’s five public high schools. More...

Obituaries

John J. Fromen Sr., trial attorney

John J. Fromen Sr., 78, of Orchard Park, died Friday, May 25, 2018.  Mr. Fromen was born on July 6, 1939, in Buffalo. He graduated from St. More...

Lifestyles

Two great races bring antique autos, history home to Buffalo

On Saturday, the Queen City and the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum will become a nexus of antique automobile racing, bringing two events home to a region that holds a shining distinction in racing history.  Jeff Mahl, an organizer of More...

Senior News

Brain health talk set for June 28

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...

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...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Free fishing clinic planned for children   More...

Business

Chamber preparing for Fourth of July

As summer approaches, our instincts take us to outdoor events. I would like to remind you about our fabulous Fourth of July parade. We are hoping to get a lot of participants from the businesses as well as our community. More...

Legislation passed to prevent DMV from selling driver data

Sen. Chris Jacobs recently announced approval of legislation that will force the state Department of Motor Vehicles to comply with regulations that enable drivers to protect the confidentiality of their personal information.  More...

Events

EC Fair names preferred vendor for competition   More...