February 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

New foundation event aims to enhance classrooms, athletics

The Clarence Schools Enrichment Foundation will launch its inaugural Party with a Purpose — an adult fundraiser for the nonprofit — from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 20, in the Clarence Town Park Club House, 10405 Main St. More...

Local fire companies unite to clear roof at Rapids fire hall

Rapids Fire Company members didn’t expect to spend Sunday afternoon shoveling their roof, but when water leaking into the fire hall became an issue they didn’t have much choice. More...

Local News

Rath co-sponsors term limit legislation

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath — with co-sponsors Chairman John Mills and Legislators Lynne Dixon, Ted Morton and Kevin Hardwick — recently introduced a proposed local law that would give voters the right to decide on term limits for More...

District makes case for bus replacement cycle

When residents come out to vote on the proposed 2015-16 school budget this spring, they will also be deciding how to address the district’s transportation needs. (See editorial on page four) More...

Become a hero by giving blood during Red Cross Month

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors that it doesn’t take a cape or superpowers to be a hero. By donating blood, donors can become a hero for patients in need. More...

Letters to the Editor

Post welcoming new members

Amherst AMVETS Post 49, located at 3758 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, invites all female and male, honorably discharged veterans to receive a temporary membership from now to Sept. 1. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.A huge thank you to the road crews that have plowed our roads this winter. Wonderful job. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

HENNING, Jane M., of Clarence, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Ms. Henning is survived by four sisters and two brothers. Services were held Feb. 16 at Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home Inc. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. More...

Sports

School records fall at indoor track sectionals

A pair of record-setting performances highlighted the state-championship qualifying efforts that Clarence’s indoor track team turned in during Saturday’s Section VI Championships, which was held for the first time at Houghton College. More...

Sharks 19U Baseball seeks pitchers

The Cheektowaga Sharks 19U travel baseball team is in need of a few pitchers to complete its roster for the 2015 CEBA League-Collegiate Division season. More...

Hockey squad ends Lancaster’s season for second straight year

For the second consecutive year, Clarence’s hockey team found itself kicking off its Federation Large Schools playoff run against Lancaster, a squad that had swept the Red Devils during the regular season. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

St. Mary’s of Swormville plans cash raffle More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 26 Craft Beer Tasting — Enjoy a four-course tasting menu paired with beers from Galaxy Brewery, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at The Roycroft Inn, 40 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 652-5552, www.roycroftinn.com More...

Art

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Theatre

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Dr. Andy’s Day for Kids

Dana Indelicato, center left, along with Gary and Lauren Heperle, Dr. Joseph Maddi and Linda Heperle, enjoy the music of Gregg Sansone and singer Russ Crowley during the 20th annual Dr. More...

Tax cap levy projected at 4.78 percent

State will rebate tax increase

Planning a budget can be difficult when you don’t have all the details. That was the situation described by Clarence Schools Superintendent Geoffrey Hicks during the second 2015-16 budget workshop, held Monday night at Clarence High School. More...

Editorials

Vehicle purchase proposal makes sense

Bee Editorial

In addition to this year’s $74.9 million school budget proposal, the Clarence Central School District is also asking residents to approve an almost $1 million vehicle purchase proposition. More...

Spindle items

• COLD SNAP — The current stretch of cold weather has probably been more of a headache for some than others. At our home, we have a bonus area in the back of the house that we use as a mud room for the dogs. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 27, 1890 On Thursday evening of last week, the nuptials of Miss Fanny Krull and Mr. Hiram Baker were celebrated in the presence of a few friends at the old homestead of the late John Krull. Rev. I. Weaver of Rapids tied the knot. More...

Police Blotter

Construction crew cuts gas line during cold snap

Saturday, Feb. 14 • Deputies responded to the Staybridge Suites on Transit Road for a complaint of loud music. The music was turned down. • A burglar alarm was reported on Rosecroft Drive. It appears to have been a malfunction. More...

Education

Collins looking for art students’ work

High school students across the country will have an opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., this summer and see their artwork displayed on Capitol Hill, but only one will come from New York’s 27th Congressional District. More...

Sacred Heart names honor roll students

The following Clarence residents have been named to the Dean’s List for the second quarter of the 2014-15 school year at Sacred Heart Academy in Buffalo: Seniors Brianna George, Julia Domino, Caitlin McMahon, Adrianna Stumpff and Madison Zeis. More...

Christian Central lists honor roll

The following residents of Clarence have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2014-15 school year at Christian Central Academy in Williamsville: More...

Lifestyles

Scrabble Fest helps spread the word about literacy

When the game “Words with Friends” became increasingly that popular with the rise of smartphones, successful. it perpetuated the pictures, love for a traditional they’ve game-night classic: Scrabble. More...

Mother, daughter organize Zumbathon to benefit Make-A-Wish

People will have an opportunity to show off their dance moves and help others at the annual Zumbathon fundraiser to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western New York. More...

Prom Dress Drive to begin collecting dresses

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Urban Valet Dry Cleaners are teaming up again for their sixth annual Prom Dress Drive. Gowns are being collected from Monday, March 2, through Friday, March 27. More...

Business

Orazio’s recognized for commitment to Clarence

Not many of us know at the age of 14 what we want to do for the rest of our lives. But Clarence resident Orazio Ippolito Jr. knew as a freshman at Canisius High School in Buffalo that he was destined to become a great chef. More...

Friedman named to Hearts and Hands board

Attorney Robert Friedman of the law firm Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC, was recently appointed to the board of directors of Hearts and Hands-Faith in Action Inc. He will serve a three-year term, with the option of a second term. More...

Conference to examine injustices toward women

A free conference designed to examine the injustices and violence perpetrated on women will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at 106 O’Brian Hall on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus in Amherst. More...