Weekly Feature

September 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer. It’s a scary six-letter word that can inflict fear in the hearts of those it attacks. It does not discriminate and can ravage the bodies of the smallest people, snuffing out their lights before they ever get a chance to truly shine. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

TAKE IN ARTIFY — There’s no such thing as too much art, right?  On the heels of the 56th annual Quaker Arts Festival, the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy is getting in on the act of providing residents a chance to meet and watch artists h More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago - Sept. 25, 1997 •   Milestrip Road residents met with businessman Jim Ball Tuesday to air concerns regarding noise and other problems associated with his dealership.  More...

Education

School Brief

Windom Elementary held a recent reading invasion, where students, teachers and staff members throughout the building stopped what they were doing to take 30 minutes for everyone to read. More...

Sports

Quakers fall in Class AA title rematch

Sports Reporter

A rematch of last year’s Class AA sectional football championship turned out to be a blowout Friday.   Lancaster moved to 3-0 and Orchard Park dropped to 1-2 as the Legends won, 43-20.  More...

Girls tennis team starts season 6-0

The Orchard Park girls tennis team got through the toughest test thus far of the season with a victory. The Lady Quakers got a 3-2 win over Clarence Monday, moving to 6-0 on the season.  More...

MEAN JENNA CREAN

- Jenna Crean of Orchard Park gets in the mix for the ball during Wednesday’s loss to Clarence. The Lady Quakers are 4-4-2 through 10 games. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 21  Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375   More...

Special Events

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Festivals

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Artify the Park returns for second year

Wishing to expand on the idea of attendees enjoying an interactive experience with artists, the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy is set to present the second annual Artify the Park on Sunday.  More...

Police chief calls for motorcyclists to obey speed limit on Route 219

A recent radar check on Route 219 showed that some motorcyclists are being extremely reckless in regard to the speed limit on the expressway. More...

Buffalo Cigar Festival set for Saturday

Seeking a day to celebrate all cigar lovers, Buffalo Cigars is set to present the inaugural Buffalo Cigar Festival on Saturday.  The festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Local News

OP Zonta members take part in Washington, D.C., conference

Thirty-five Zonta Club members from ZI District 4 in Western New York, Pennsylvania and Eastern Ontario recently joined more than 100 other leaders from across the U.S, Canada, Europe and Asia for the North American Interdistrict Meeting held by Zont More...

Quaker Arts Festival winners recognized

The Orchard Park Jaycees have announced the award winners from the 56th annual Quaker Arts Festival. More...

Utica man pleads guilty to aggravated vehicular assault that injured OP teen

Utica resident Abdikadir Jaffar has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular assault, the highest charge in the indictment coming from a drunken driving incident on New Year’s Day that injured an Orchard Park teen and several others, according to More...

Letters to the Editor

Joe Wales does good deed, plus much for town

I would like to give a big shout out to Joe Wales of Arthur’s Hardware.  Joe helped me reattach a piece of furniture I was taking to my daughter in Washington, D.C. More...

Police Blotter

Woman found with 31 grams of marijuana

Sunday, Sept. 10   A vehicle backing out of a driveway struck a parked vehicle on Lakeview Avenue. A partial plate was reported to police. Police believe the person in question is a Buffalo man.  Tuesday, Sept. 12   More...

News Briefs

The Orchard Park Village Board will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in Village Hall, 4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park.  The Orchard Park Board of Education will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. More...

What’s Going On

Chicken barbecue set for Sept. 28   More...

Lifestyles

Quaker Arts Festival

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Life of Roycroft founder on display in East Aurora

It’s been a mecca for artisans from across the globe – the birthplace of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. More...

Artify the Park slated for Sept. 23

The second annual Artify the Park will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, around the casino area of Chestnut Ridge Park. The event will include a chance for attendees to meet local artists and watch them prepare their pieces of art. More...

Business

Chamber looking forward to Oktoberfest

Executive Director of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce

The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce, in association with Constellation Energy, will once again be presenting our Oktoberfest event on Saturday, Oct. 7.  More...

Czarnecki named 2017 Executive of the Year

Mark J. Czarnecki, former president and chief operating officer of M&T Bank, will be posthumously honored as the 2017 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management. More...

Curbell giving back to charitable organization during 75th anniversary

Employees of Curbell Inc., the parent company of Curbell Plastics and Curbell Medical Products, participated in a series of charity walks designed to raise money for local nonprofit organizations in celebration of the company’s 75th year in bus More...