April 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Local couple will be featured on ‘House Hunters’

A Western New York couple will be the subject of an episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters,” airing Wednesday, April 22. “House Hunters” is a 30-minute show that takes viewers behind the scenes on the home-buying process. More...

Woman who hit stopped vehicles facing drug charges

A Clarence woman is facing drug charges after she hit a stopped vehicle, according to State Police. Troopers responded to a three-car injury accident late in the afternoon of March 25 on Main Street in Clarence. More...

Bee Classified Ad section wins first place

The Classified Advertising section of Bee Group Newspapers has won first place in the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the New York Press Association. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘My kids’ benefited from district schools

Our boys were in first and third grade when we moved to Clarence in 2004. At Sheridan Hill Elementary, they were each in a pullout enrichment class, and overall classes hovered at around 20 students. Both boys were in band in fourth grade. More...

Tax dollars spent on quality programs

I’m a recent graduate of Clarence High School, and I would not be where I am today without the programs and classes at Clarence. More...

Much to be thankful for in government

It has been almost 10 years since I moved to Clarence and became associated with the politics of our town. More...

Education

AGRICULTURAL ROOTS

Alex Laski and Katie Norwood as American farmers are shown in Scene 1: “The Early Years” during Sheridan Hill Elementary’s performance of “Voices of the Revolution” on March 25. More...

Clarence Mock Trial team wins fourth straight title

The Clarence High School Mock Trial Team won its fourth consecutive championship in the annual Erie County Bar Association Mock Trial Tournament held March 24 at the Robert H. Jackson Federal Court Building in downtown Buffalo. More...

Clarence students named to National Technical Honor Society

Ten seniors from Clarence High School were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society during a ceremony held March 12 in the auditorium at Maryvale High School in Cheektowaga. More...

Lifestyles

Yia Yia’s...

offering a personal touch for Easter chocolate

Dyed eggs have their origin in ancient pagan festivals, while the Easter basket evolved from German folklore. Candy, however, is a relative newcomer. More...

Women’s club meeting to discuss health care

The Clarence Women’s Club will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the Clarence Town Park Club House, 10405 Main St. More...

Youth Bureau Information Series

Each month, the Clarence Youth Board and Youth Bureau will provide information addressing current issues pertinent to youth and families. April’s topic: Final Exam Stress More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 2 Spring Into Nature Program: What’s Beneath Your Feet — For children and adults, 1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center, 4050 North St., Blasdell; $ - pre-registration required. More...

Special Events

thurs. 2 More...

Theatre

tues. 7-sat. 18 More...

District proposing tax levy reduction, adding staff

New state aid numbers has superintendent optimistic

The outlook is a little less bleak for the 2015-16 school year according to details about an increase in state aid shared during the third budget workshop session on Monday night at Clarence High School. (See editorial on page four) More...

Neighbors air concerns about new dealership

Neighboring residents of a proposed auto dealership had the opportunity to express their concerns about the project during the Town Board meeting held March 25. More...

Editorials

Board of Education: It’s time to make a stand

Bee Editorial

The tone during the Clarence Board of Education budget workshop on Monday was for the first time in years, optimistic. More...

Spindle items

• HAPPY EASTER — My mom’s family is German, and my dad’s side is Polish, so Easter was typically a big deal in our family when my sister and I were growing up. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 3, 1890 Pension Examiner Foote of Washington was in town one day last week looking after some of Uncle Sam’s pensioners. ‘Tis whispered that wedding bells will soon chime in our vicinity. More...

Police Blotter

$3,000 in music equipment stolen from vehicle

Saturday, March 21 • A man filled a shopping bag with clothing at the Bon-Ton and left the store without paying. He fled the store in a stolen vehicle. The incident is under investigation. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I find it quite interesting to see Town Supervisor Dave Hartzell writing such a glowing letter to The Bee about the school musical. I wonder if Mr. More...

Obituaries

Barbara A. Guida, former Clarence councilwoman

Barbara A. Guida (nee Sciandra), a former member of the Clarence Town Board, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. She was 67. Mrs. More...

Death Notices

HOWARTH, Vera C. (nee Haefner), died Thursday, March 26, 2015. She is survived by one daughter, Judi Barillari; four grandchildren; one brother, Herbert Haefner Jr.; and one sister, Jeanne Bogart. More...

Sports

All-American among boys lax’s dozen senior leaders

When it comes to high school sports, being able to count on a group of battle-tested seniors who bring to the table both the physical and mental attributes needed for success is something any coach hopes to have in his or her bag of tricks. More...

Girls lacrosse crushes Niagara Falls in opener

Junior center Sydney Cerza picked up Monday right where she left off in a 2014 campaign that resulted in Second Team All-WNY and First Team All-Bee honors, scoring seven goals and assisting on three others to guide Clarence’s girls lacrosse tea More...

REGIONAL QUALIFIERS

Level 9 gymnasts from Gymnastic Sports Academy competed among the state's best at the recently-held New York State Level 9 Championships. More...

Business

Custom discount a hit at Addy’s and Lexi’s

Louis Mulone didn’t intend on staying in Western New York for more than a few years when his job transplanted his family to the area from New England more than a decade ago. More...

Summer events around the corner in the hollow

Just a reminder, if you still have not renewed your membership to the Clarence Hollow Association for 2015, we hope you will take some time to do so. Please mail your check to Clarence Hollow Association, P.O. Box 422, Clarence, NY 14031. More...

SBA, SCORE to host free workshop

The Small Business Association, Buffalo/Niagara SCORE and Medaille College will hold a free marketing workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Medaille College Main Building, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo. More...