Weekly Feature

February 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarence Center family hoping to raise $10K to fight father’s cancer

After beating the esophageal cancer he was diagnosed with in 2011, Clarence Center resident Michael Busch thought he was out of the woods. But after a gall bladder attack landed him in the hospital last May, things changed. More...

Editorials

Black Balloon Day: remembrance for opioid deaths

New stories and statistics arise, almost daily in each and every one of our communities, which continue to detail the seemingly unending number of fatal overdoses caused by heroin and other opiates.  More...

Spindle items

PARTY WITH A PURPOSE — The Clarence Schools Enrichment Foundation will present its third annual “Party With a Purpose,” the organization’s second largest fundraiser, which is critical to support its efforts throughout the year More...

An insult to every reliable, hard-working U.S. journalist

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, will go down in history as one the darkest moments in the history of American journalism. More...

Obituaries

Richard E. Greco Sr., regulatory affairs official

Richard Edward Greco Sr., 87, of Clarence, died on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Mr. Greco was born in Buffalo on April 19, 1929. He graduated from Grover Cleveland High School before attending the University of Buffalo. Mr. Greco also served in the U.S. More...

Lifestyles

Harris Hill UMC to hold soup contest

The Harris Hill United Methodist Church, 8495 Main St., Clarence, will hold a “Chili Cook-off and Soup Showdown” from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 per person with a family maximum of $20. More...

Accolades pour in for retired SHOPPER ASSISTANT

Dedicated to his job, occasionally to a fault, Thaddeus Skowronski of Colden has ended nearly 10 years as a shopper assistant at Tops Market in the Grey Street Shopping Plaza in East Aurora. On Friday, Jan. 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  Blood Drive @ the Library   More...

Log Cabin Quilters to present show

The Clarence Log Cabin Quilters will present its annual quilt show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22. Additional hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23. More...

Recreation Department needs softball players

The Town of 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

Reflections Hair Design partners with United Way for ‘Community Baby Shower’

For the third consecutive year, Reflections Hair Design of Western New York will participate in the “Community Baby Shower” hosted by United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.  More...

Academy of Business & Finance to be recognized as Chamber’s 2017 Organization of the Year

In the coming weeks, The Bee will profile the 2017 award recipients recognized by the Clarence Chamber of Commerce.  The awards are given for “Citizen, Business, Organization and Lifetime Achiever” who reside, work or volunteer in th More...

Biz Brief

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is unchanged from last week at $2.28 per gallon, 56 cents more than a year ago. The New York state average is $2.47 per gallon, down a penny from last week. More...

Town gets peek into Main Street study

Should you take a drive down Main Street through Clarence, a few things become immediately noticeable. More...

Cuomo initiative promotes intermunicipal service sharing

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday detailed a plan — which would ultimately result in providing tax relief for property owners — to initiate intermunicipal service sharing between local governments in the county.  More...

Local News

ECC celebrates new Center for Nanotechnology

SUNY Erie Community College officials, faculty and staff joined New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, state and local representatives for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the school’s $5.75 million Center for Nanotechnology Studies a More...

Town Board Agenda

7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22

1. Supervisor’s report   More...

Backyard Classic boasts Canalside as new venue

The annual Tim Hortons Backyard Classic charity hockey tournament returns for its ninth event next week at a new venue — Canalside Buffalo. More...

Police Blotter

Teenager refuses to follow rules on Xavier Drive

Saturday, Feb. 11 •   A 30-year-old woman was arrested following a traffic stop on Transit Road. She had an outstanding warrant for vehicle and traffic charges and was remanded to the holding center.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Something needs to be done about the way they are cleaning and disinfecting our elementary schools. The custodians do not have time to clean all the desks every day, and teachers are no longer allowed to use certain products to disinfect. More...

Education

Board of Education fills two administrative positions

The Clarence Board of Education unanimously voted to approve Ashley Dreibelbis as the assistant principal at Clarence Middle School and Mary Jo Dunkle as the assistant director of special education at the board’s Feb. 13 meeting.  More...

Sports

Girls hoops earns first ECIC I title since 2004-05

Clarence’s girls basketball team crossed the first of its major goals for the season off its list on Valentine’s Day when it took down Orchard Park, 44-27, to clinch the program’s first ECIC I regular season championship since the 2 More...

Boys basketball team to enter playoffs on four-game streak

All five starters finished in double figures and accounted for all but five of the points scored by Clarence’s boys basketball team in Wednesday’s regular-season finale with Orchard Park, as the Red Devils picked up their fourth consecuti More...

SPLISH SPLASH

SPLISH SPLASH — Patrick Quealy comes up for air while competing in the 200 freestyle during the preliminary round of this year’s Section VI boys swimming championships, held Feb. More...


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