December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

WISH LIST

Phoebe Lagowski tells Santa what she wants this Christmas during an open house fundraiser and gift drive for Cornerstone Manor held Dec. 6 at The Perfect Gift in Clarence Center. More...

College professor receives national recognition

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Students at Genesee Community College can brag to their friends and family while on winter break that they have one of the best teachers in the country. More...

Snowmobile riders reminded to register their sleds

With the Town Board set to allow the Northern Erie Sno-Seekers — a Western New York snowmobile club — permission to use town bike trails during the winter, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reminding snowmobilers to register their sleds. More...

Letters to the Editor

Full cost of projects on taxpayers

A Dec. 3 Clarence Bee article about the passing of the capital project bonds for the schools indicates that 70 percent of the $32.9 million cost to district taxpayers will be refunded by the state. More...

Education

WINTER CONCERT

Left photo: French horn players Ella Kwiatkowski, left, and Morgan Chalmers perform with the sixth-grade band during the Band and Jazz Ensemble Concert held Thursday evening at Clarence Middle School. More...

District to move ahead on plans for athletic projects

Williamsville schools

The Williamsville School Board has approved moving forward on planning capital improvement projects that, if passed by voters, will add artificial turf fields at the district’s three high schools. Board approval came at the Dec. More...

Lifestyles

Meals on Wheels for Western New York spreads holiday cheer

The 1,800 individuals served by Meals on Wheels for Western New York have learned that the organization is always about more than just a meal. That is even truer this time of the year. More...

Store collecting books for children, teens

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, at 4401 Transit Road, will participate in a holiday book drive to support the P.U.N.T Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo through Dec. 31. More...

Library Calendar

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Business

Online tips to help protect consumers’ info

Many shoppers may be avoiding the malls and using the Internet to purchase their holiday gifts. The Better Business Bureau has several tips to help consumers protect themselves while shopping online. More...

Partnership offers surcharge-free ATMs for KeyBank customers

KeyBank customers banking in New York will now have access to additional surcharge-free ATMs as a result of a new partnership between KeyBank and Cardtronics. More...

Business Brief

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce will host its next A.M. Networking event at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Cozy Cafe & Catering, 9060 Main St., and will feature guest speaker Rob Schofield. RSVP by calling the Chamber at 631-3888. More...

Veterans make case for district tax exemption

Veterans packed a classroom at Ledgeview Elementary School on Monday night to voice their support for the Clarence Central School District’s adoption of a veterans tax exemption. More...

Roxberry plans another change, needs consent of fire company

The second phase of the Roxberry subdivision, located between Main Street and Sheridan Drive behind Eastern Hills Mall, has another plan for development — at least its third in as many years. More...

‘Gift of Warmth’ campaign returns to Brothers of Mercy

You can warm people’s hearts as well as their bodies when you donate unused hats, mittens, scarves and gloves during the annual Gift of Warmth collection drive at the Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10570 Bergtold Road. More...

Editorials

Reach out and help community during holidays

Bee Editorial

While the holidays are a time of joy, they also can be one of sorrow. One where we remember those people, or places, no longer here. One where memories of the past consume our ability to enjoy the present. For many, the holidays are not happy. More...

Spindle items

• SHOPPING — Every year I make the same pledge to do most if not all of my Christmas shopping online and have it shipped to my house while I relax watching “Home Alone” for the 8,432nd time. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoDec. 19, 1889 Mr. P. Bernhard has returned from his hunt in Michigan and brought two deer with him, one weighing about six hundred pounds and the other, three hundred pounds. Peter never gets left out on a hunt. More...

Police Blotter

Peace, goodwill in question at Christmas party

Saturday, Dec. 6 • A resident of Sawmill Road reported that his mailbox had been knocked down. • Two people were transported to Lockport Hospital following a two vehicle accident on Transit Road near Tonawanda Creek Road. More...

Sports

Improvement high among young swimmers’ goals

Clarence’s boys swimming team underwent wholesale changes following a 12-1 effort during the 2013-14 season, as the Red Devils saw 16 of the swimmers on that squad — many of whom were among the teams most significant contributors — More...

Rifle team shoots out to 3-0 record

Clarence’s rifle team, which is a perennial contender to finish among the top two in both the regular season and sectional standings, has fired an early warning shot for the other competitors looking to end that reign: the Red Devils have no in More...

Boys team wins two of first three matches

Clarence’s boys bowling team has gotten out to a mixed start for its 2014-15 campaign, following a fourth-place finish at the season opening Maryvale Holiday Tournament by winning two of its first three matches. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Holiday discount offered on CCA gala tickets More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

thurs. 18 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians — The 1964 holiday cult classic features Pia Zadora, 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net More...

Family Activities

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Literature

thurs. 18 Northside Writers Group — Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, Dec. 18, at the Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., corner of Main Street and Burroughs Drive, Snyder. Membership is open to the public. More...