November 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Town to monitor Tonawanda Creek

Flood potential

While the majority of the snowstorm stayed south of Clarence, the band itself continued on a northeastern course toward Batavia, dumping more than 40 inches of snow on some communities along Tonawanda Creek. More...

Residents unite to conquer ‘Snowvember’

Resources poured into Western New York last week to help residents cope with the heavy snowfall. This FBI vehicle was included. More...

Local News

Foundation awards almost $10k in grants

The Clarence Schools Enrichment Foundation has announced the first recipients of its biannual mini-grant program. The program, launched last spring, accepts grant requests from Clarence faculty to provide ancillary enrichment to students. More...

DEAR SANTA

Jana Naab, 6, of Clarence, writes a letter to Santa Claus during the annual holiday tree lighting sponsored by the Clarence Youth Bureau at the Clarence Town Park Club House on Sunday. More...

Residents return to Garden Gate after evacuation

More than 170 residents who were evacuated from the McGuire Group’s Garden Gate Health Care Facility on Nov. 20 returned to the facility Saturday afternoon. More...

Police Blotter

Motorist sees mustangs on road — but not Fords

Saturday, Nov. 15 • A 27-year-old man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree after a traffic stop on Transit Road. He was also ticketed for moving from a lane unsafely. More...

Obituaries

Thomas J. Kenny, State Police investigator

Thomas J. Kenny, 74, of The Villages, Florida, formerly of Clarence, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Mr. Kenny was born in Buffalo and served as an investigator with the New York State Police for 35 years. More...

Death Notices

RAPS, Hazel F. (nee Heiman), of Clarence Center, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Mrs. Raps is survived by one son, Ron; one daughter, Marsha Doherty; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold. More...

Sports

OP’s Ernst repeats as state champion

Girls state swimming championships

For the second consecutive year, Andrea Ernst is the queen of the 100-yard freestyle. More...

Town of Amherst players dominate First Team

All-Bee Football — Offense

The 2014 All-Bee Football Team’s First Team offensive unit, as selected by coaches within The Bee’s coverage area, has a Town of Amherst flavor. Seven of the eight First Team selections are from schools in the Town of Amherst. More...

Maryvale’s Jeff Buccieri named All-Bee Football Coach of the Year

How many coaches can say they are able to work with their mentor? Maryvale coach Jeff Buccieri can. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Historical society plans WWII presentation More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

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Art

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Film/Video

fri. 28 & sat. 29 Hitchcock — (2012), 7 p.m., and “The Lady Vanishes,” 8:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. More...

Both capital improvement projects passed by voters

Results posted to the Clarence Schools website show that voters have approved both proposed capital improvement projects today. More...

Bonds vote, plays delayed by weather

The effects of the snowstorms that enveloped the Southtowns last week were felt in places both far and near, including here in Clarence. More...

VISIT WITH SANTA

Sydney Boesl, 5, and her brother, Ryan, 2, of Clarence, visit with Santa Claus during the annual holiday tree lighting sponsored by the Clarence Youth Bureau held at the Town Park Club House on Sunday. More...

Editorials

Stores encroach on family time with earlier opening

Bee Editorial

Stores have announced earlier opening times this year in anticipation of Black Friday, with Target opening its doors to shoppers at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than a year ago, to kick off the holiday shopping season. More...

Spindle items

• SNOWSTORMS — It felt pretty weird last week reporting on a snowstorm that really had little impact on my own day-to-day life. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoNov. 28, 1889 The Methodist Sunday School is preparing for a Christmas tree. A good time, as usual, is expected. Elder Hunt of Hunt’s Corners is expected home this week. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tax credits serve only to win votes

In a Nov. 19 letter to the editor in The Clarence Bee, Mike Ranzenhofer states that he is creating jobs but does not explain that his jobs are partially funded by tax credits. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thank you to the Town of Clarence Planning Board for making the proper decision on approving the Eastgate Plaza access road. It’s the correct and responsible thing to do. Thanks for not listening to the vocal, uninformed minority. More...

Education

Foundation continues to help Clarence students

Last year, the Clarence Schools Enrichment Foundation raised more than $160,000 to reach its goal of restoring all of the extracurricular clubs and modified sports that had been subject to budget cuts in the 2013-14 school year. More...

Christian Central Academy honor roll announced

Christian Central Academy in Williamsville has named the following students from Clarence to its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year: Bailey Bergum, Alannah Borton, Zackary Borton, Grace Burr, Madison Burr, Justin Cangé, Tiffa More...

Sacred Heart lists honor roll students

Sacred Heart Academy has named the following Clarence students to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year: Julia Domino, Alyssa Eddo, Caitlin McMahon, Adrianna Stumpff, Madison Zeis, Ava Calabrese, Caitlin Conway, Katlynn Cros More...

Lifestyles

Memories plentiful with Turkey Bowl games

While most think of a dining room filled with food as the quintessential image when it comes to Thanksgiving, Turkey Bowl football games are also becoming ingrained for bringing families and friends together. The games show no boundaries. More...

Student Council food and clothing drive set

The Clarence High School Student Council will host its annual food and clothing drive from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in the front entrance of the high school, located at 9625 Main St. More...

HOMECOMING

2014 Clarence High School graduate Erin Sydney Welsh, now a student at Syracuse University, will be in town for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, performing from 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St., Buffalo. More...

Business

Bloomer named assistant administrator at Brothers

Thomas M. Bloomer of Lockport has been named assistant administrator at the Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clarence. More...

Erie County clerk encourages residents to ‘renew local’

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reminding residents to “Renew Local” on Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting area businesses across the country the Saturday after Thanksgiving. More...

Reminder to remove snow, ice from heating systems

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation recently reminded all homeowners that snow and ice pose a variety of safety and performance issues for their heating systems. More...