May 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Award continues to honor teens who put service first

The spring of 2013 was a difficult one in Clarence as two teens — Patrick Conway and Alex Hemline — died within weeks of each other in separate motor vehicle accidents. More...

Local News

Clarence native, journalist pens first mystery

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Kate Burke was still Kathy Daigler when she graduated from Clarence High School in 1976. “‘Adventurous’ would describe my childhood in Clarence,” Burke said. More...

PROTECTING TOWN HISTORY

Nancy Miller, a volunteer with Clarence Town Heritage, center, speaks with Debbie Walker, left, and Kevin Kirst on Saturday during the rally to raise money to save the circa-1830 Pennsylvania Dutch bank barn on the Bishop Lapp-Riegle Farmstead in Cla More...

Baby safe after rescued from locked vehicle

A Clarence woman is facing charges after leaving her baby inside her vehicle with the windows rolled up, according to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports attack on south bike path

Saturday, May 9 • A burglar alarm was reported on Creekhaven Drive. Patrol checked the residence. It was secure. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

LEAVELL, Gerald F., died Sunday, May 17, 2015. He is survived by one daughter, Sharon Ann; and one son, Gerald F. Jr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret “Doreen.” A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. More...

Sports

Boys lacrosse earns share of title in finale

Clarence’s boys lacrosse team was able to secure a portion of the regular season championship Friday by beating Lancaster, 12-8. More...

Girls track wins nine events against Lancaster, competes at invitational

Clarence’s girls track team took nine first-place finishes against Lancaster May 12, but that still wasn’t enough as the Lady Red Devils came up on the short end of a 71-60 decision. More...

Softball team eager for playoffs’ clean slate

Clarence’s softball team, a perennial contender to make a deep run in the Section VI playoffs, is looking forward to getting a fresh start once the Class AA bracket kicks off Thursday after recently closing out the league portion of its 2015 sc More...

Business

Portrait of an artist reinventing his career

Matt Hankinson spends all day surrounded by frames of varying designs, colors and sizes. More...

Lorentz to chair ‘Natalie’s Walk’ in September

Tom Lorentz, owner of Main Mobility in Clarence, will serve as the 2015 honorary chairman of the fourth annual Natalie’s Walk — an event to benefit the Wheels With Wings Foundation — from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Cummings joins Evans Bank

Mary J. Cummings has joined Evans Bank as a bank officer and branch manager, overseeing the organization’s Clarence location on Main Street. More...

Breaking News - 5/19/2015 9:52 PM

District budget, bus proposal both pass; Fuchs, Priore elected to board of ed

Voters in Clarence today have approved the budget for the 2015-16 school year as well as an almost $1 million bus purchase proposition. In addition, incumbent board member Michael Fuchs has been reelected alongside newcomer Dennis Priore. More...

Trees nearly stump Hollow Bistro expansion

A proposed expansion of the Hollow Bistro that drew criticism from neighbors during a Planning Board meeting last month is moving forward, thanks to some creative thinking and a narrow strip of town property. (See editorial on page four) More...

Residents warned not to delay combating emerald ash borer

Homeowners in Clarence are being warned that if they have ash trees on their property, this summer may be one of the last to take preventive measures against the emerald ash borer — an invasive species of beetle from Asia whose larvae feed on t More...

Editorials

Town, business meet in middle for public good

Bee Editorial

Compromise is a great thing. And when it happens in public forums such as Town Board meetings, it makes us feel good to be able to share details about it. We saw a really good example of it last week. More...

Spindle items

• GREEN THUMB— About three years ago in an effort to spruce up the front yard before our engagement party, my husband and I spent two full days redoing the landscaping — with a lot of help from my uncle. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 22, 1890 The West Shore Railroad will give one of their popular excursions to Ontario Beach on Decoration Day, May 30th. Miss Stella Graves closed her school in Clarence Center last Friday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Breakfast support appreciated

The Clarence Middle School Improvement Team hosted the annual Breakfast of Champions on May 13 for students in grades six through eight who attained high honor roll status throughout the 2014-15 school year. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Wow, I just received my new assessment from the Town of Clarence, an increase of 35 percent. All these politicians bragging they are not going to raise taxes, but they don’t have to raise taxes. More...

Education

St. Mary’s announces lead teacher for new Montessori program

St. Mary School Swormville has named Teresa Rice as Montessori trained lead teacher working with 3- to 6-year-olds at the new St. Mary’s Montessori preschool. St. More...

Unyts awards scholarship to Clarence High senior

Clarence High School senior Kathleen Marzano will receive a $500 scholarship from Unyts, Western New York’s organ, eye, tissue and community blood center. More...

Lifestyles

Jim Kelly looks forward to 28th annual FOOTBALL CAMP

“Kelly Tough” humbles Jim Kelly. The former Buffalo Bill said his increasingly successful recovery from a squamous cell carcinoma diagnosis in 2013 has made him more excited about his annual football camp than he has been in years. More...

Harris Hill offering babysitter course

Harris Hill Fire Company will host its third babysitter safety class — a free event for young adults ages 12 and older — at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at the fire company, 8630 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. May’s topic: sexting More...