Weekly Feature

June 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarence teachers sent to Germany following Corporate Challenge victory

The 2017 Corporate Challenge may now be in the books, but a group of four teachers from Clarence is still looking back on the 2016 race as the beginning of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. More...

Editorials

Common sense needed when enjoying pools

Summer begins today, and children and adults have been looking to cool off during the recent string of hot days. Many people take a dip in the swimming pool for some relief from the heat, or they relax in the water with a flotation device.  More...

Spindle items

BLOOMSDAY — On June 16, cities across the globe commemorated the events of the James Joyce novel “Ulysses,” set on June 16, 1904, perhaps the most famous single day in literature. More...

Commencement is a beginning, not an end

For the majority of this area’s high school seniors, this weekend will feature the biggest event of their high school years: commencement.  By definition, commencement means a beginning, not an end. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Regarding the Clarence Senior Center, has the board done something wrong? The board of directors acts in good faith with the best interest of the senior center with good judgment and common sense. More...

Education

Seniors honored at Maryvale High during BOCES ceremony

Assembling for the first time in one venue, Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services officials and instructors from the Harkness, Kenton, and Potter career and technical centers presented awards to approximately 70 students, recognizing them More...

Sports

First Team marked by championship pedigree

2017 All-Bee Softball

Aside from all being extremely talented players, there’s one thing six of the eight First-Team all-stars on the 2017 All-Bee Softball Team have in common: They played for schools that reached the local pinnacle this season. More...

North’s Switzer voted Coach of the Year

First-year Williamsville North softball coach Michelle Switzer couldn’t have asked for a better situation to walk into when making her varsity coaching debut. More...

Lancaster’s Paradowski dubbed Player of the Year

Anyone who wonders just how much of a difference work ethic can make in athletic endeavors should look no further than 2017 All-Bee Softball Player of the Year Kara Paradowski. More...

What's Going On

Pilates classes offered at center

Pilates classes, taught by certified trainer Carla Baran, are being held at 10 a.m. Mondays and 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at The Clarence Hollow Wellness Center, 10946 Main St. Classes will also be offered at 9 a.m. More...

Day of Art in the Park date set

The Clarence Arts & Crafts Society will hold “A Day of Art in the Park” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 9 at Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main Street. More...

Business

Hollowfest set to be bigger and better

The fifth annual Hollowfest is almost here. The Clarence Hollow board of directors has been working hard to make the event bigger and better this year. All the fun will happen from noon to 11 p.m. July 1-3. More...

Synthetic oil performs nearly 50 percent better than conventional oil, says AAA

Making an informed choice about oil changes just got easier, thanks to new research on the quality of engine oil. More...

CCSFU internship not new to student

Clarence Community & Schools Federal Credit Union has announced that a previous CHS student intern, Jacob Harwas, returned to do a college internship as part of his business degree requirement from the University of Pittsburgh.  Harwas has a More...

County Road farmers market gets approval

It’s official: Clarence residents will now have a second location to obtain fresh produce at a new farmers market to be located at 8670 County Road.  At its June 14 meeting, the Town Board approved a one-year temporary conditional permit f More...

Public hearing set for new drive-thru on Transit

Those residents potentially affected will get their chance to voice opinions on a new handful of quick-service restaurants set to hit Transit Road.  At the Town Board’s June 14 meeting, Bevilacqua Development was granted a public hearing f More...

Local News

Post-prom party gets 80 percent turnout

Eighty percent of the Clarence High School senior class attended this year’s post-prom party, according to organizers.  The annual alcohol- and substance-free event, held at no charge to seniors and their dates, took place on June 9 in the More...

Patron to the Arts Program award recipient announced

The Clarence Arts and Crafts Society recently announced that Victoria Lucas, an art teacher at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary School, was the recipient of the society’s 2017 Clarence Community Patron to the Arts Program award.  More...

Accepts Award

Victoria Lucas, middle, is joined by members of the Clarence Arts and Crafts Society as she accepts the Community Patron to the Arts Program award. More...

Letters to the Editor

Senior Center a welcoming place

I am responding to the letter that appeared in The Clarence Bee edition of June 14. The complaints, criticisms and accusations leveled at the Senior Center’s board of directors in that letter are both unsubstantiated and inaccurate. More...

Police Blotter

Man fights with deputies at motel

Saturday, June 10   A resident of Shimerville Road reported that a man was walking between the houses and that it seemed suspicious. Patrol checked the area, but nobody was around.  Sunday, June 11   More...

Obituaries

Sister Winifred Fox, Sisters of St. Joseph

Sister Winifred Fox, 88, of Clarence, died  Tuesday, June 6, 2017.  Sister Winifred was born in Blasdell, New York, on Nov. 4, 1928. In 1946, she graduated from Our Lady of Victory Academy in Lackawanna and entered the Sisters of St. More...

Death Notices

PEACOCK, Kenneth O. Sr., of Clarence, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Citizens for Veterans to present fundraiser

The Clarence Citizens for Veterans will present “Red, White & Brews” on Saturday, June 24, at the Town Park Pavilion. The event will feature beer, wine, burgers and live music from 6 to 10 p.m. A $10 donation includes one beverage. More...

Bill Wende contemplates past, future of Section6Runs website

Hundreds of athletes have been in Bill Wende’s camera lens as he spent countless days running around in — or sometimes biking in — torrential rain, blazing heat and the rare, perfect afternoons snapping pictures. More...

McEachon- Horton

Cynthia and Joseph McEachon of East Amherst announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Lee McEachon, to Thomas Zachary Horton, son of Janet and Thomas Horton of Dallas, Texas.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Walking Tours

thurs. 22   Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. 548-1401, www.foothillstrailclub.org  More...

Historical Tours

fri. 23 & sat. 24   Best of Buffalo — Enjoy this downtown walking tour of the best of Buffalo architecture and history, 1 p.m. Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24. Meet at WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St., Buffalo; $. More...


Clarence Special Events 2017
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