Weekly Feature

December 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

JOURNEY BY CANDLELIGHT

JOURNEY BY CANDLELIGHT — Carolers Carol Weidman, left; organist Dave Hofmeier; Flo Goeseke; Betrice Carey; Jane Door and Bob Finger, perform during the candlelight tour held at the Octagon Hous More...

Editorials

Social media involved in widespread cyberbullying

The trend may not be immediately visible to the naked eye, but the impact it continues to leave in its wake has been tangible.  Cyberbullying, or peer-to-peer abuse or harassment online, is an issue that continues to drastically affect youth thr More...

Spindle items

HOLIDAY CONCERTS — The Bel Canto Choirs have organized two concert specials for the holiday season. More...

Pearl Harbor nightmares linger after 75 years

They remember what they were doing 75 years ago this week. Some were at work. Some were spending a quiet afternoon at home.  It was Sunday, Dec. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Well, we just hit a deer on Thompson Road in a residential area. When is that bait-and-shoot program going to start? More...

Education

ECC to host Nursing Program info session

SUNY Erie Community College will provide details for those interested in its career-focused Nursing Program as part of its “Jump Start Your Nursing Career” information session, scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. More...

Sports

Hockey squad triumphs over Timon, 4-2

Clarence’s hockey team broke out of a back-and-forth rhythm against Timon midway through the second period of Sunday’s season opener at the HarborCenter to secure a 4-2 victory and kick off its 2016-17 campaign in style.  More...

Wrestlers win Tonawanda Duals tourney

Clarence’s wrestling team ended its lengthy — by the Red Devils’ standards — tournament-title drought this past weekend after going undefeated en route to capturing the Tonawanda Team Duals title for their first tournament cha More...

BORN TO BE A BEARCAT

BORN TO BE A BEARCAT — Clarence senior Katrina Patterson, front row middle, recently signed her national letter of intent to continue her cross-country and track careers at the University of Ci More...

What's Going On

Beginners tai chi chih class offered

Beginners tai chi chih will be offered for eight consecutive weeks, starting at 9:30 a.m. These movements are designed to bring mind, body and spirit in balance as well as to strengthen the immune system. More...

Town of Clarence Youth Bureau

Dawn Kinney - Executive Director, Jessica Notarius - Youth Activities Leader, Clifford Trapper - Recreation Department Director 10510 Main Street, Clarence Hollow, Clarence, NY 14031 Phone: 407-2162 * Fax: 759-7498  More...

Clarence Public Library Calendar of Activities

HOURS: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday  Clarence Crusader Comic Contest   More...

Business

2016 a successful year for Clarence Chamber

I n November, the Clarence Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of our annual awards for 2017. More...

Missing 1 to 2 hours of sleep doubles crash risk, says AAA

Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. More...

Clarence Community & Schools Federal Credit Union opens new office

Clarence Community & Schools Federal Credit Union recently announced the grand opening of their new Clarence High School office with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Dec. 7. More...

Hollow development on agenda at annual CHA Christmas party

Jean O’ Connell has been a resident of Clarence Hollow for decades, and the changes she’s seen transpire have not all been positive.  O’Connell remembers a post office next to the bowling alley and a Main Street lined with a lo More...

Study pegs cyberbullying as prominent issue in WNY

With the prolific use of social media in recent years, the ease and efficiency with which teens can abuse their peers online have skyrocketed, and according to a new study conducted by the Siena College Research Institute, AT&T and the Tyler Clem More...

Local News

Schneiderman announces settlement with fraudulent veteran’s charity

Attorney General Eric T. More...

Fire district election set for next week

Residents will go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a commissioner in Clarence Fire District No. 1.  Incumbent Douglas G. Garlapo is running unopposed for a commissioner post.  The five-year term will begin on Jan. More...

Erie County sees rise in Medicaid usage due to ACA, report finds

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Medicaid Inspector General Michael R. More...

Letters to the Editor

Forum offers perspective on opioid epidemic

On Nov. 21, the Youth Board and Youth Bureau sponsored a program on the opioid and heroin epidemic in Erie County at Clarence Town Hall. We had approximately 120 present, and about 50 were high school students.  More...

Police Blotter

Man with 14 suspensions arrested on Thompson Road

Saturday, Nov. 26 •   Deputies responded to a disturbance on Bickert Terrace. An allegedly intoxicated woman was arguing with family members. She was transported to the hospital for treatment of alcohol-related issues.  More...

Obituaries

Doris S. Kauffman, federal employee

Doris S. Kauffman (nee Smith), 93, of Clarence, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.  Mrs. Kauffman was born on Aug. 20, 1923, in Massena, New York. In her early adult years, she lived in Washington, D.C., and worked at the Pentagon. More...

Cora Miller, volunteer coordinator

Cora Miller, 96, of Clarence, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.  Mrs. Miller was born on Nov. 1, 1919, in Hutchinson, Kansas. More...

Death Notice

SISTER JOAN CARROLL (Sister Mary Vincent), of the Sisters of St. Joseph, of Clarence, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. She is survived by six cousins, Gary, Mary, Carl, Sue, Ed and Sharon. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Nov. More...

Lifestyles

Harris Hill Sing-a-Long planned at church

Harris Hill United Methodist Church, 8495 Main Street, Clarence, will present a Christmas Concert and Sing-a-Long at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Free admission. Refreshments will be served following the concert.   More...

Children’s book focuses on reality of losing loved ones

There was one student who always stayed in the back of Sandy Barton’s mind. Eighteen years ago, Barton was an elementary school teacher. She had a boy in her class who experienced the death of his cousin. More...

Joseph provides invaluable lesson of faith in action

“An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. More...