August 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Labor Day Fair returns this weekend

The Clarence Center Fire Company Benevolent Association’s annual Labor Day Fair returns this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, to the grounds surrounding the fire hall at 9415 Clarence Center Road. More...

Local News

EAGLE PROJECT

Williamsville teenager Jack Welsh, third from left, leads a group of volunteers during his Eagle Scout service project on Saturday at Plymouth Crossroads in Lancaster. Welsh is a Boy Scout in Troop 93, chartered at St. More...

Collaborative effort helps clear Tonawanda Creek

Highway crews from the towns of Clarence and Lockport removed an abandoned boat, a large tree and other debris from Tonawanda Creek last week in an effort to help the creek flow more efficiently. More...

Tax Aide group seeking volunteers for 2015

The Clarence Tax Aide program — a volunteer group that serves more than 1,500 residents — is seeking volunteers for the 2015 tax season. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

FISHER, Esther V. (nee Johnson), of Clarence, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Mrs. Fisher is survived by two sons, Dean and Douglas; one daughter, Donna Taglang; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Earl and Irvin Johnson. More...

Sports

Golfer to compete for spot at national event at Masters

Clarence Center resident Alyssa Ballaro has been golfing for nearly a third of her life and in that time has seen remarkable growth in her game. More...

Mercy-rule victories in playoffs gives 12U softball tourney title

The Clarence 12U White softball team made the most of its appearance in the Silver Flight of the recently-held Webster Tournament, defeating all three of its playoff foes via the mercy rule to claim the division’s championship. More...

Toucans, Antelopes tussle in Division V contest

House League soccer

Division V Toucans vs. Antelopes More...

Coaches, students turn out in support of fields project

Town sentiment is leaning in favor of the proposed athletic fields capital project, if you gauge it by the turnout at Monday night’s Clarence Board of Education meeting. More...

Montabaur Heights, Wehrle apartments move forward

Montabaur Heights — a proposed three-story, 111-apartment senior housing complex on Brothers of Mercy’s Bergtold Road campus — received development plan approval during the Clarence Planning Board meeting on Aug. 20. More...

Editorials

Safety of children should be first priority

Bee Editorial

Streets throughout Clarence will soon be filled with yellow buses and thousands of children toting books, brown lunch bags and backpacks. More...

Spindle items

• RAISING AWARENESS — Many of you have been watching the phenomenon known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge take place on your social media news feeds lately. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoAug. 29, 1889 The Baptist Society of East Clarence held a social on Tuesday night at Mr. Howe’s. There was ice cream and a good time. Miss Hattie Kimball is ill. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to parks and recreation staff

Thank You to the Town of Clarence Parks Department for making all the great summer activities possible in all of our town parks. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. To the Clarence School Board, particularly the Sheridan Hill principal, we have two weeks until starting school. I have yet to get my child’s class assignment. Every other elementary school has gotten theirs. More...

Education

New program to assist with Common Core objectives

As students head back to classrooms next week, the Clarence Central School District is preparing to implement an update to its English language arts curriculum. More...

High school students discover value in internships

For students in college, the internship experience helps them develop skills outside the classroom by seeing how people interact with each other in the workplace. More...

BOCES offers tips to help parents stay involved at school

It is common to see parent involvement at school wane as children reach their middle school and high school years. As children become more self-sufficient, parent involvement changes but the need remains. More...

Lifestyles

Teachers use summer to get their homework done

Most people imagine that teachers spend their summers on the beach or in the backyard with a book and a cool drink. Instead, they are likely to be designing courses and figuring out how to integrate new technology. More...

Worship service moves outdoors

Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Sheridan Drive in Clarence is moving its worship service outdoors to Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St., at 10 a.m Sunday, Aug. 24. More...

Library Calendar

The library will be closed Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1, for Labor Day weekend. Book Club Bookmarks, the Clarence Library book discussion group, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, to discuss “Casual Vacancy” by J.K. More...

Business

AAA projects nearly 35 million Americans traveling for Labor Day

AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013. More...

H&R Block opens enrollment for income tax course

H&R Block is hiring first-year tax professionals. There were more than 1,300 federal and state tax code changes in the past year alone. Keeping up with them can be a daunting task. More...

Davidson named VP, branch manager at Bank of Akron

East Amherst resident Suzanne Davidson was recently named vice president and branch manager of Bank of Akron’s Clarence Center location. She will be responsible for retail lending, business development and daily branch management. More...