Weekly Feature



February 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Playground upgrades correct choice for town

The Orchard Park Recreation Department has a focus on getting children and families into the parks and playgrounds around the area, and the Passport to Parks program is the right idea to make sure the parks are filled with families during the spring More...

Spindle items

Orchard Park Editor

FESTIVAL INFORMATION — With a new name, as the Orchard Park Festival of the Arts, the longstanding community arts event now has a new website. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago - Feb. 26, 1998   The Orchard Park Board of Education signed off Monday on the district’s $2.3 million long-range plan for technology by approving the form’s concept.  More...

Obituaries

Milford C. Maloney, cardiologist

Milford Charles Maloney, 90, of Orchard Park, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.  Dr. Maloney was a well-known cardiologist with a long career as a clinical professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo. More...

Sports

Boys swim team wins Section VI title

Sports Reporter

Once again, Orchard Park is the Section VI boys swimming champion. This year wasn’t quite like last year, when the Quakers dominated their way to ECIC, Class A and Section VI titles. This year, the team wasn’t expecting to win the title. More...

Girls bowling team wins sectional title

The Orchard Park girls bowling team is the Class A Section VI champion for the third time ever and second time in three years. More...

Hoops team finishes regular season strong

The Orchard Park boys basketball team finished out its league schedule with an impressive comeback win over Clarence Wednesday, 54-48.  The Quakers trailed for much of the game. More...

Business

Chamber honored to take lead with art festival

Executive Director of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce

A s we start looking ahead to spring and summer, the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring the Health, Fitness and Business Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Orchard Park Country Club, 4777 S. Buffalo St.  More...

60 internships available at Univera

Univera Healthcare has 60 summer internship positions available for college students at its locations across upstate New York. More...

NCCC Alumni Association to host trivia night

The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association will host a trivia night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Hard Rock Cafe, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls. More...

Five town playgrounds to receive upgraded equipment in spring

A phased project to upgrade equipment at five town parks is set to begin in the spring, according to Recreation Director Ed Leak.  (See editorial on page four)  Leak, along with Ben Frasier, project manager from Parkitects, outlined the pro More...

One dead following auto accident

One person is dead after a pickup was found overturned in a drainage ditch on Tuesday afternoon on Taylor Road near the Route 219 overpass, according to Orchard Park police. More...

Local News

Sewer, water and stormwater consolidation to be explored by town

The Town Board is beginning to look into the possibility of consolidating sewer, water and stormwater districts, following comments from Burmon Road residents regarding what, in some cases, is a 40 percent tax increase due to the road reconstruction More...

Police warn residents of Water Authority scam

The Orchard Park Police Department is notifying residents to be aware of a scam involving the Erie County Water Authority that is being perpetrated around town.  More...

On ninth anniversary of 3407 crash, families continue push for safety

¦ Bipartisan congressional delegation pledges commitment to current laws

For those who lost loved ones to the Continental Flight 3407 crash, it was a familiar scene.  Family members of the victims huddled around a podium at the Capitol, taking turns telling a sea of microphones and flashing cameras about the grief an More...

Letters to the Editor

Time to protect schools is now

We all witnessed evil at its worst last week in Florida as yet another school shooter upended the lives of countless families. We mourned for the impacted families and victims. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding the usage of the code red system in Orchard Park, I received a message yesterday (which when the code red comes through I stop everything) to let me know that we are having a meeting next week on Thursday for the State of Orchard Park addr More...

Education

Honor Roll

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute has named the following Orchard Park students to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year. More...

Lifestyles

A history of women in leadership: Sisters of Mercy celebrate 160 years

I f you grew up in South Buffalo, it’s hard to imagine the area without its heavy  Catholic influence. More...

Lifetree Cafe to discuss adoption stories

Difficult adoption decisions and the search for birth parents will be discussed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Lifetree Cafe, 3766 Abbott Road. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 22  Family Snowshoe Walk — Join Reinstein Woods for a morning snowshoe walk along the trails as you look for evidence of wildlife, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Special Events

thurs. 22  Happy Hour at Lumagination — One of the spaces in the Administration Building of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be transformed into a bar, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Art

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