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March 31, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

UPK program to be offered by district

Pending continued state funding, the Clarence Central School District again expects 90 openings for its Universal Pre-kindergarten program this coming year. More...

Participants for Community Garage Sale sought

The Harris Hill Parent Teacher Organization is gearing up for its 20th annual Community Garage Sale to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16.   More...

Substance abuse series continues

The third session of an educational series addressing substance abuse trends affecting youth, as well as prevention and intervention strategies, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 5, in the Clarence Town Hall auditorium, 1 Town Place.   More...

Task force aims to end Medicaid fraud

The State Senate Task Force on Medicaid Fraud has released an initial report of policy recommendations to empower localities to strengthen their Medicaid fraud prevention, combat waste and stop overutilization of services. More...

Editorials

Time to answer the Census call is now

Bee Editorial

Talk recently has focused on dissolving villages, reducing the size of governmental bodies and state budget deficits. More...

Spindle items

• A COMFORTING PRESENCE — For many dying patients, having a family member or loved one by their side during the last moments of life can be a source of peace and comfort. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   April 2, 1885   On Thursday last, Messrs. John Samuel and Frank Windnagle spent the evening at Mr. Samuel Frick’s.   Mr. Frank Zug is to attend the medical school in Buffalo. More...

Police Blotter

Cooking fumes set off smoke alarm

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the New York State Police and Erie County Sheriff’s Department. More...

Police seek assistance in identifying suspects

New York State Police are investigating the use of a stolen credit card at a retail store in Clarence and are requesting assistance in identifying two individuals. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

(Editor’s note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Sports

Justinettes, Lions prevail at Lions Classic

Area ’s best senior girls showcase talent in all-star hoops battles

There were ankle-breaking open court one-on-one moves, shooting clinics and defensive efforts all on display at Cheektowaga Central High School Saturday as over 40 of the area’s top senior girls basketball players made the most of one final opp More...

First Niagara answers call to help save ESGs with $500,000 donation

First Niagara Financial Group is leading the charge in fundraising this summer’s Empire State Games in Buffalo.   More...

Spring sports previews begin next week

The Bee will begin its annual previews of the varsity spring sports season in next week’s edition of the paper by previewing the boys and girls lacrosse teams. As always, a complete schedule will be published with each squad’s preview. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Storybook art classes planned at bookstore Preschoolers are invited to a storybook art class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at Monkey See, Monkey Do...Children’s Bookstore, 9060 Main St., Clarence. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

Thurs., April 1 The Spring Flower Show Gardens will be bursting with spring flowers and plants. This years show will include Farmer B row n ’s Petting Zoo and visits from the Easter Bunny, 10 a.m. More...

Art

fri. 2 . “Espaces” by Andre Fradet — Studio Hart is proud to present the first U.S. exhibition of paintings by Canadian painter Andre Fradet, opens 6 p.m. More...

Festivals

sun. 4 . Pre-Dyngus Day Celebration — Featuring polka music by Lenny Gomulka’s Chicago Push and Jerry Darlak’s Buffalo Touch, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 4 at The Leonard Post Jr. VFW #6251, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga; $. More...

Town gets grant for solar panels

The Town of Clarence has been awarded several grants for the installation of solar panels on municipal buildings.   More...

Clarence Bee wins top honors for crash coverage

The Clarence Bee has received two first-place awards in statewide competition for its coverage of the crash of Flight 3407.   Awards were presented last weekend at the spring convention of the New York Press Association in Saratoga Springs. More...

Photo

TREASURE HUNTING — Sharon Hammer of Clarence holds an armful of items she discovered at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary School’s Rummage Sale held Saturday. More...

Board denies automotive repair request

The Clarence Town Board approved a temporary conditional permit for one business to be co-located with a residence but denied another at its March 24 meeting.   More...

Residents now able to track sex offenders

A new service in New York State will allow residents to receive updates on when moderate or high-level sex offenders move into or out of communities.   More...

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EASTER GREETINGS — Gabriel Persons, 2, of Williamsville, and his sister Melanie, 4, get close to the Easter Bunny at a breakfast held Saturday at Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Clarence. More...

Local News

Walter opposes allowing control board to borrow

During Friday’s session at the Erie County Legislature, 4th District Legislator Ray Walter, R,Con,Ind-Clarence, voted against a resolution to allow the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority to borrow approximately $170 million on behalf of Er More...

West Seneca East contestant ensures lasting results with lifestyle change

Before the Bee challenge began, Colleen Cotter, the West Seneca East contestant, was already fed up with being unhealthy and carrying so many pounds on her tiny frame. More...

Walter plans meeting to discuss county issues

The next outreach event with Erie County Legislator Ray Walter, R-4th District, is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at the Clarence Library, 3 Town Place, Clarence. More...

Letters to the Editor

Board picks site for 3407 memorial

The Board of Directors of Remember Flight 3407 Inc. More...

Don’t squander growth options

The Clarence Town Board is considering rezoning the land along Transit Road from Roll Road to County Road from a major arterial to restricted business district. More...

School, business roles not comparable

I usually agree with the Bee editorials but last week’s condoning the 3.5 percent raise for the school superintendent and his higher ups was tough to swallow. More...

Education

Students achieve honors at Canisius High School

The following Clarence area students at Canisius High School achieved honors during the second marking period:   Ninth-grader Reid Yankowski; 10th-graders Zachary Benfanti, Carl Montante, Timothy Schifferle and Michael Wozniak; 11th-graders Ca More...

St. Gregory the Great recognizes high honors students

The following students from the Clarence area received high honors for the second trimester at St. Gregory the Great School:   More...

On the Campus

Lauren Enright of Clarence has been selected as a recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, which honors State University of New York students who have demonstrated and been recognized for their integration of academic exce More...

Lifestyles

Clarence Farming: PROTECTED, FOR NOW

From the Village of Williamsville to Salt Road in Clarence, it takes a reporter only 20 minutes to enter open land — to feel as if driving hours away. Horse farms dot country roads, spreading across open space and, in the distance, forest. More...

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SPRING CELEBRATION — Clarence Contemporary Club, a nonprofit philanthropic and service organization, held its spring fundraiser “Ladies Lunch and Laughter.” The event included a fund More...

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HELP FOR CARLY’S CLUB — Harris Hill Elementary students celebrated April’s designation as Occupational Therapy Month by designing and donating pillows to Carly’s Club at Roswel More...

Business

Woskowicz named to position at Sacred Heart Adult Home

Marion Hummell, administrator of the Sacred Heart Adult Home in Clarence, has named Kristen Woskowicz director of activities and volunteer coordinator. More...

Applebee’s letting children eat free

Once the Easter egg hunting ends, children across Western New York will be able to enjoy a free meal at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants. More...

Kohl’s initiates programs in time for Earth Day

Reducing the number of plastic bags used daily can make a big difference for the health of the environment, and Kohl’s Department Stores wants to help shoppers go green and save green the weekend before Earth Day.   More...


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