Weekly Feature

July 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Camping offers health benefits and more in summer

Many people take advantage of the summer weather by planning camping trips with their families. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

QUAKER DAYS — Orchard Park will be an incredibly busy community during the next week and some change due to Quaker Days.  The community celebration will involve events running from Thursday, July 20, through Sunday, July 30.  More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago July 24, 1997   Plans for the reconstruction of four roads and drainage in the Liberty Park subdivision are complete. Total cost for the road repair is slated at $1.1 million.  More...

Education

Gaelic Games kick off July 27 in West Seneca

Anyone looking to play soccer in West Seneca will have to wait. More...

Catholic Charities of Buffalo meets 2017 Appeal goal

Monsignor David S. Slubecky, vicar general and moderator of the curia of the Diocese of Buffalo, announced Tuesday morning that the 2017 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo met and exceeded its $11 million goal. More...

Restraining order halts children’s center move

In the seemingly ceaseless battle to keep the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca, a court has ordered Gov. More...

Lifestyles

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. The library is closed on Sundays until Sept. 10.  Children’s programs   More...

Senior News

Digital fraud workshop set for July 2  The Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave., offers many programs for people older than 55 years. Contact the center at 662-6452 to register for programs. The Senior Center director is Debbie Santiago. More...

Penn Dixie extends hours for Fossil Fridays

The Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve will hold extended hours at its collection site in Blasdell as part of the Fossil Fridays program, running once monthly now through September.  Debuting in June, Fossil Fridays joins astronomy classe More...

Business

Take advantage of all offered at Taste

Executive Director of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce

The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to be presenting our signature event, the 13th annual Taste of Orchard Park, on Wednesday, July 26.  More...

Welcome Home event planned for all veterans

Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare Systems will host its annual welcome home event and memorial ceremony for all veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. More...

Essex Homes breaks ground on phase II of Knoche Farm Estates

Essex Homes of WNY recently broke ground on phase II of Knoche Farm Estates, a single-family home community off Milestrip Road near Southwestern Boulevard, according to Greg Nanula, Essex regional sales manager. More...

Dirt dogs

Matt Cappellucci slides into third base as Alex Rumfola tries to apply the tag during a 12-and-under Orchard Park Little League tournament game on Saturday at Brush Mountain Park. More...

Chestnut Ridge Park gains new wildflower meadow

Visitors are seeing something new this month along Chestnut Ridge Road at the entrance to the park. More...

Local News

Senator to hold Lyme disease forum

State Sen. Chris Jacobs will host a Lyme disease forum next week to raise awareness of the rise of the debilitating disease across Western New York. The forum is set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Food Bank seeks community’s help to ‘Walk Off Hunger’

The Food Bank of WNY is seeking participants for its 10th annual “Walk Off Hunger,” which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

News Briefs

The Orchard Park Recreation Department is accepting summer applications for certified lifeguards. Positions are available to work at Green Lake and the Orchard Park High School pool. Swim lesson instructor positions are also available.  More...

Police Blotter

Twenty beers taken from garage

Tuesday, July 11   A vehicle was stopped on Webster Road for a suspended registration. A Hamburg man was charged with uninsured motor vehicle and suspended registration.  Thursday, July 13   More...

Sports

Dahl’s toughness earns him Male Athlete of the Year honor

Sports Reporter

Josh Dahl patrols football and lacrosse fields with aggressiveness and athleticism. The sturdy senior helped lead the lacrosse program to three sectional titles and the football team to one during his time in high school. More...

Senior MOGs top Tigers for eighth straight win

Glory Days Softball League

The Senior Mostly Old Guys recently won their eighth Glory Days Softball League 60+ Division contest in a row with their 4-1 victory over the Tigers.  The Sr. MOGs put three runs up in the bottom of the first on a two-run triple by Dave Raponi. More...

Lions Football Classic rosters announced

The Kensington Lions Club, along with ADPRO SPORTS, will present the 42nd annual Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic at 7 p.m. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Bluegrass band to play the Pavilion  Playing a variety of bluegrass hits, Creekbend Bluegrass Band will perform a concert at the Pavilion, 60 S. Lincoln Ave. The concert will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 20. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 20  Kevin Crowley — 6 p.m., as a part of Music On Main, Cabernet Cafe, 9 N. Ellicott near Main St., Williamsville; $. 631-1044, www.cabernetswinecafe.com   More...

Concerts

thurs. 20  Country singer-songwriter Eric Paslay will perform 5 p.m. Thursday, July 20 as part of the Canalside Live Concert series, Canalside, 44 Prime St., Buffalo; $. 430-9072, www.canalsidebuffalo.com  fri. 21   More...

Theatre

thurs. 27   More...