Weekly Feature



December 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

New town justice to be appointed

The Town of Orchard Park is set to appoint a new town justice with Town Justice Lynn Keane heading to the State Supreme Court in January.  The Town Board was expected to appoint Jorge de Rosas during Wednesday night’s Town Board meeting. More...

Editorial

Governor should not have final say on center

Less than 12 hours after last week’s edition of The West Seneca Bee went to press reporting that a bill that could potentially save the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center was on Gov. More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

SAVE THE DATE — December marks a bunch of holiday events coming to Orchard Park for residents to enjoy before the new year begins.  This weekend, Chestnut Ridge Park will present Santa Land.  More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago - Dec. 11, 1997   An agreement between the Town of Orchard Park and the Orchard Park Police Benevolent Association was signed last week with a 3.5 percent retroactive salary increase set for the remainder of this year.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

DEARBORN, Bruce L. Jr., of Orchard Park, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Mr. Dearborn is survived by his wife, Kimberly (nee Hollenbeck), and three children, Ryan, Matthew and Kiley. The family will be present to receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS in Orchard Park

HOLIDAY TUNES — The Quaker Marching Band gets attendees in the Christmas spirit during the Holiday in the Park parade. More...

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF happily-ever-afters

While romance novels vary in subgenres, time and place, and levels of sensuality, there’s one element readers can rely on: a happy ending.  More...

Breakfast with Santa slated for Dec. 9

The Byrd House restaurant, 4190 North Buffalo Road, will hold a breakfast with Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the restaurant, 4190 N. Buffalo Road.   More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Networking meeting set for Dec. 14 Business Connections, the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce’s networking group, will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in the basement of the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St. More...

Business

National Fuel issues winter safety tips

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation advises homeowners to be vigilant and pay attention to outdoor gas meters, furnaces, and vents throughout the winter season. More...

Free NY notary pre-licensing class scheduled

“Become a New York Notary Public” will be held at the Aloft Hotel Buffalo Airport, 4219 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 14. More...

Ring in the New Year at Seneca Niagara Casino

Bring your dancing shoes to ring in the new year with Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino at the Thunder Falls New Year’s Eve Buffet Dance Party starting at 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. More...

Town to explore traffic engineering study for uncontrolled intersections

The Orchard Park Town Board is looking into the cost and time involved for a traffic engineering study for all uncontrolled intersections in the town.  That follows a resident’s concerns brought up at meetings of the Town Board and Public More...

Highway superintendent report responds to proposed change in parks upkeep

Highway Superintendent Fred Piasecki delivered his response to the Town Board last week regarding a September recommendation from the Orchard Park Recreation Commission that the town develop a Parks and Recreation Department to oversee the community& More...

Local News

Additional tote available from town for $50

Residents who can’t fit all of their recyclables or cardboard into the 65-gallon tote provided to them by the town are now able to purchase a second tote to keep the recycling off the street. More...

Three running for fire commissioner in Tuesday’s election

Voters in the Orchard Park Fire District will choose one of three firefighters to fill an open seat for fire commissioner during Tuesday’s fire district election.  The election will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12.   More...

‘Senator on Your Street’ program slated

State Sen. More...

Police Blotter

Beer thrown at referee during hockey game

Tuesday, Nov. 28   An Abbott Road church had three checks drawn from the church’s bank account and cashed for a total of $4,700. More...

Sports

Young hockey team looking to grow

The Orchard Park hockey team will have a new look to it this season. The team graduated most of its players from last year’s team.  “We’re pretty young, to be honest,” Orchard Park coach Josh Dannecker said. More...

Wrestling team membership explodes

The Orchard Park wrestling team has already almost matched its win total from last season. The team went 5-10 overall last season, and is already 4-5 this season after a solid weekend at Southtowns Duals. More...

Girls hockey team looking to build on monster season

The Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park girls hockey team will have some championship pedigree this season. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 7  Holiday Spirit Event — Featuring more than 400 Santas on display, along with arts and crafts vendors, large basket raffle, and a visit from Old St. Nick, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 7 Kevin McCarthy — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 259-1810, www.buffalocateringservices.com More...