August 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Spaulding Green design changes vex residents

Tension was high at Wednesday night’s Clarence Town Board meeting as residents again voiced their frustrations with the Spaulding Green open space design. More...

Local News

SILVER SPOON

Dave Thomas, right, and Brian Thomas, second from right, celebrate McDuffies Bakery & Cafe winning the Silver Spoon Award as the People’s Choice winner for the second consecutive year at the 11th annual Taste of Clarence & Cruise Night More...

Seatbelt violation leads to marijuana charge

An Akron man stopped by the State Police in Clarence for not wearing a seatbelt has been charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree, unlawful possession of marijuana and traffic violations. At about 3:15 p.m. on Aug. More...

Man charged with DWI after being stopped for speeding

A Buffalo man whose vehicle was traveling in Clarence at what State Police said was almost twice the legal speed limit was later charged with driving while intoxicated. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tournament will return to Clarence

On Aug. 29 and 30, the Clarence High School Soccer Boosters will host the 32nd annual Clarence High School Invitational Soccer Tournament. This year the participating teams will be Baldwinsville, St Joe’s, Nichols and Nardin Academy. More...

Dedication shown by HH firefighters

We would like to publicly thank the members of the Harris Hill Fire Department for their quick response to the fire that occurred at our house on David Road on Aug. 2. More...

Obituaries

Sister Francine Evans, educator

Sister Francine Evans, 87, of Clarence, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Born Mary Evans in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1946 and pronounced her vows in 1949. More...

Death Notice

FARRELL, Eugene J., of Clarence Center, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Mr. Farrell is survived by his wife, Lou Ann; two sons, Brian and Daniel; one daughter, Ashley; his mother, Janice; and three brothers, Michael, Mark and Terrance. More...

Lifestyles

Seneca Nation teaches lessons through storytelling

The voice behind the pages

A Seneca woman dressed in black sits in a rocking chair with a cane. She lights her tobacco pipe as children gather around her. More...

Music night planned at Harris Hill UMC

Harris Hill United Methodist Church, 8495 Main St., will host “Music Under the Tent,” a night of music and refreshments under the worship tent, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. For more information, contact 632-4688 or hhumc@roadrunner.com. More...

Reach out to those in emotional pain

Unless you’ve been under a rock in the past week, you’ve heard about the death of Robin Williams. And if you’ve heard or watched anything from Robin Williams over the years, you’ve laughed. More...

Business

Legislative breakfast, golf next for Chamber

What a great spring and summer we’ve had to kick off our many great events in Clarence. It feels like we are becoming the Miami of the North. Stop and take advantage of what we have — and enjoy. More...

Busy summer continues at Farmers Market

This column is produced by the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market. Saturday mornings at the Market are the nicest times in the Hollow. The hustle begins just before 7 a.m. More...

O’Neill named to LeadingAge cabinet

Clarence resident Daniel O’Neill, Beechwood Continuing Care president and CEO, has been appointed president of LeadingAge New York’s Nursing Facilities Cabinet. More...

District pares down project scope before anticipated bond proposals

The Clarence Central School District pared down the scope of the Citizens Advisory Task Force’s dual capital improvement project proposals, giving an overview of its adjustments, during a public forum on Monday night at Clarence High School. More...

Capital improvement projects by the numbers

The Clarence Central School District Board of Education will vote in the near future whether or not to adopt the Citizens Advisory Task Force capital project recommendations. More...

Editorials

Historic buildings should be maintained by owner

Bee Editorial

Property purchased by the Town of Clarence five years ago sits unoccupied and has fallen into disrepair. Originally purchased to be torn down, 10375 Main St. More...

Spindle items

• BUCKET CHALLENGE — Many of you have probably noticed your social media news feeds have been filled with videos of people completing the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” — a fundraiser designed to raise awareness and money to More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoAug. 22, 1889 The mail bag from Buffalo to Clarence, and vice versa, is now opened at all the post offices along the route. A letter mailed at Clarence in the morning will now reach Williamsville within two hours. More...

Police Blotter

Target shooter tests nerves of local resident

Saturday, Aug. 9 • A 53-year-old man was arrested on a warrant for assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The man was transported to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It was extremely upsetting to read that the Harris Hill Volunteer Fire Company was kept at the David Road fire scene for four hours waiting for the NYSEG people to fix the power lines. More...

Education

On the Campus

Emma Neibacher and Amber Neibacher have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at their respective colleges. More...

Sports

Reynolds named all-star at national hoops tourney

A couple of six-footers on the Lady Lions AAU Basketball Club 14U team showed their big-time skills at one of the largest junior tournaments in the country. More...

Travel baseball 11U tryouts slated

Cheektowaga Youth Baseball’s 2015 11U travel team is holding tryouts at noon Sunday, Aug. 24, and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, and Friday, Aug. 29, at the Southside Diamonds, 121 Starlite Ave. in Cheektowaga. More...

TCBA travel tryouts slated

The Town of Clarence Baseball Association is opening up its upcoming tryouts for the 2015 season to non-residents, as well as those who live or go to school in the town. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

sat. 23 Kids Day — Activities from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, prior to the Buffalo Bills taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ralph Wilson Stadium, 1 bills Drive, Orchard Park; $. 648-1800, www.buffalobills.com More...

Festivals

fri. 22 & sat. 23 More...