Weekly Feature

August 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Town wise to pursue talks with union presidents

It never hurts to have a conversation. That’s the notion the Orchard Park Town Board is taking in an attempt to develop a dialogue with the presidents of various unions. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

CASTING CALL — The producers behind “Manchester by the Sea,” which won Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor at the 89th Academy Awards, are on-site in Buffalo for their next feature, “The True Adventures of Wolfboy.” More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Aug. 28, 1997   Berg Road resident Lois Ann Zendarski has announced her intention to run for one of two council seats up for re-election on the Orchard Park Town Board.  More...

Education

Wegmans School of Pharmacy announces new program for ECC

A new partnership between St. John Fisher College and SUNY Erie Community College will offer two qualified students guaranteed acceptance into the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. More...

Lifestyles

Tour celebrates Erie Canal bicentennial

In celebration of the Erie Canal’s bicentennial — and more specifically, the beginning of its construction — the Heartland Passage Tour will travel the state next month, bringing award-winning musicians, storytellers and a special d More...

Garden Club to host flower show

The Orchard Park Garden Club will present a standard flower show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St. Admission is free.   More...

Town hopeful to begin conversations with union presidents

With the prospect of fostering positive conversations, the Orchard Park Town Board is looking to engage union presidents in bimonthly or quarterly meetings.   The idea, which was presented by Councilman Michael Sherry at the Aug. More...

Residents notify town about line of sight issues on Bieler Road

Two residents made the Town Board and Highway Superintendent Fred Piasecki aware of travel issues on Bieler Road due to trees hanging into the roadway and large bushes obstructing the view at the intersection of Bieler and Lake Avenue.  More...

Local News

Big Tree Road resident upset with placement of portable toilet

Building Inspector Andrew Geist said a resident of Big Tree Road was not pleased that a portable toilet was placed close to her property line by a company that owns a nearby parking lot.  More...

Man arrested following car chase in Southtowns

A South Carolina man is facing felony charges after a lengthy pursuit that spanned several communities, according to Erie County Sheriff’s department.  According to deputies, 21-year-old Joseph Harper failed to comply with officers during More...

M&T sends volunteers to Chestnut Ridge for United Way Day of Caring

Wednesday, Aug. 16, marked the 25th annual “United Way Day of Caring” in Western New York. It’s an event that features projects at several locations throughout the county with volunteers at least 18 years of age. More...

Letters to the Editor

Keem right choice for Orchard Park

It is my honor and pleasure to support and endorse Patrick Keem for Orchard Park town supervisor.  I am in a unique position to write on his behalf due to his position on the Association of Erie County Government in his role as vice president.&n More...

Police Blotter

Woman steals comforter, bed sheets from store

Monday, Aug. 14   • A teacher at Windom Elementary received a suspicious and threatening voicemail from an individual in California.  Tuesday, Aug. 15   More...

Sports

Girls volleyball team returns 11 players

Sports Reporter

If continuity is a key to success, the Orchard Park girls’ volleyball team is in good shape. The team returns 11 players from 2016, as just four players graduated. More...

Boys soccer team ready to compete

Orchard Park boys soccer will have a little bit of a different look to it this season. The Quakers are without many of the major contributors from last year’s team, which made it as far as the Class AA semifinals. More...

Albano ready to lead boys volleyball team

Orchard Park will have a new boys’ volleyball coach, but perhaps ‘new’ isn’t a great way to describe him. More...

Business

Architectural renderings released for BankonBuffalo’s OP location

BankOnBuffalo, which is in the process of opening its Orchard Park branch in the fall, recently released architectural renderings of the location. The branch, which is scheduled to open in late October, will be located at 3049 Orchard Park Road. More...

Alzheimer’s chapter offer new program

The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter is offering a program for those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment or another related dementia.  More...

Inaugural Collectors’ Expo to feature Hall of Famer, authors

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed, a well-known antiques appraiser and other special attractions will highlight the first Collectors’ Expo to take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...