Weekly Feature

April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Ride-sharing can offer opportunities for WNY

It’s an interesting time in Buffalo as the legalization of ride-sharing in upstate was passed as part of the 2017-18 budget. More...

Spindle items

FLIGHT 3407 TALK — Karen Wielinski, author of “One On the Ground,” will speak at the Clarence Women’s Club meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, at the Clarence Town Park Club House, 10405 Main St.  More...

First 100 days a solid test of any elected official

One hundred is a magical number. It represents a century, the number of cents in a dollar, and a benchmark by which results can be measured. But this week, President Donald Trump turned his back on this milestone. More...

Obituaries

Thomas C. Naab, master auto technician

Thomas C. Naab, 57, of Clarence, died Monday, April 17, 2017.  Mr. Naab graduated from Clarence High School in 1978 where he competed on the wrestling team. More...

Catherine C. Badding, Women’s Guild member

Catherine Clara Badding (nee Moulin), 88, of Clarence, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017.  Mrs. Badding was born on June 20, 1928, in Clarence and was the youngest of eight children. She attended Neumann High School as part of the 1946 class. More...

Death Notices

GROTKE, David W., of Clarence, died Monday, April 17, 2017. Mr. Grotke is survived by four children, Jessica, Christopher and Zachary Grotke, and Rebecca Baty, and one grandchild. A funeral service will be held at a later date. More...

Lifestyles

St. Paul’s Church to hold basket raffle

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4275 Harris Hill Road, Williamsville, will hold a basket raffle and chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Tickets are $10 and include a half chicken, potato, coleslaw, roll and dessert.   More...

WNY Unified Basketball program bolsters community in second year

In an effort to develop community both on and off the court, and throughout the school year, high schools in 12 Western New York districts are creating unified basketball teams this year, in partnership with Special Olympics New York. More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 27   Bending the Basics Drawing — A class that approaches the elements of art and principles of design in three exercises, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at ART247, 247 Market St., Lockport; $35 per class. More...

Theatre

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Announcements .

Young Audiences To Hire 30 Teens — This summer, Young Audiences will hire student apprentices, ages 14-18, who reside in the City of Buffalo, to learn essential career skills while producing works of art.  More...

As ‘Raise the Age’ passes, counties take issue with shouldering costs

When New York Gov. More...

Public hearing set on bond approval to add sewers in Hollow

Clarence Hollow is well on its way to becoming the only fully sewered section of the Town of Clarence.  At the Town Board’s April 19 meeting, the board set a public hearing for Wednesday, May 10, to approve a bond authorization that will i More...

Local News

News Brief

Nearly 400 fire departments across New York state have signed up for the seventh annual RecruitNY weekend, a major initiative of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY). More...

Clarence student nabs Kenny Award nomination for ‘outstanding actor’

A Clarence High School student is among the nominees for the 24th annual Kenny Awards, according to an announcement from the Shea’s Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation.  More...

Planning Board Agenda

7 p.m., Wednesday, April 26

Agenda Items  1. Dave Heinrich — Requests a minor subdivision approval to create one new building lot at 9980 Keller Road.  2. More...

Police Blotter

Man charged with fraudulent returns

Saturday, April 15 •   Deputies stopped a vehicle on Main Street in Clarence for having an obstructed view. A 28-year-old man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I continually ask myself why the senior center is paid and provided for with taxpayer dollars; however, no voting is necessary to do anything there. More...

Education

SOUND DECISIONS

SOUND DECISIONS — Jade Burczynski, a Clarence High senior and Students Against Destructive Decisions member, left; Gabrielle Defoucault, a former CHS student; and speakers Kathy Sullivan and he More...

Sports

Baseball team defends home turf

Ciraolo’s plate presence plays role in year’s 7-0 start

You’re not going to get much argument from Clarence baseball coach Dave Smith that the district’s new artificial turf facility has been anything but a boon for the Red Devils this spring. More...

Softball team pounds Hamburg, wins pair of ‘Just Show Up’ tourney games

Clarence’s softball team showed up to the Northtown Center Saturday, as instructed by the name of Williamsville South’s annual tournament that the Lady Red Devils were eager to take part in once again. More...

Boys lacrosse squad clobbers Lockport, just misses against powerhouse Penn Yan

Its first game in two weeks was played in less-than-ideal conditions, but that didn’t stop Clarence’s boys lacrosse team from making the most of a bad situation Thursday when it somehow managed to play Lockport in a monsoon and come away More...

What's Going On

Clarence Public Library Calendar of Activities

HOURS: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday  Story Programs with Miss Amy   More...

Post-Prom Committee to host barbecue

The Clarence High School PTO/Post-Prom Committee will host a Chiavetta’s chicken dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, the day of the school budget vote. Dinners are $10 each and will include chicken, potato salad, coleslaw and a roll. More...

Rec Department needs softball players

The Clarence Recreation Department is looking for Men’s Over 40 softball teams to play on Friday nights beginning in May. Interested managers should contact Chip Trapper at 407-2162, ext. 5002, or email ctrapper@clarence.ny.us. More...

Business

Cheesy Chick Food Truck adds Eastern Hills location

The Cheesy Chick Food Truck was founded by Simone Fancher in 2013 as a family owned business that offers an array of grilled cheese, wraps, quesadillas and other cheese-based options. More...

Demand for gasoline increases for spring

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.42 per gallon, up one cent from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.13. The New York state average is up two cents from last week at $2.54 per gallon. More...

Events

Partnership to feature student panel More...


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