Weekly Feature



April 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Rebound

Kyle Irwin, 10, of Clarence, lunges for the basketball during a Sunday game with family on Alexander Drive. Photo by Jim Smerecak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

High school hosting session on drug use and suicide prevention

Clarence High School will hold a second session for students and parents on drug use and suicide prevention at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in the school auditorium. More...

Editorials

You can make a difference in the environment

Bee Editorial

Earth Day 2010 is Thursday, and National Arbor Day is April 30. The holidays conjure up images of children completing projects in classrooms or people planting trees. More...

Spindle items

• SUMMER CAMP PREVIEW — I have fond memories of summer camp as a child — the canoeing, hiking, water balloon fights, capture the flag.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   April 23, 1885   The school at Harris Hill opened last Monday; Miss Emma Good, teacher. More...

Police Blotter

Alleged shoplifter leaves her own purse behind

(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...

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...

Obituaries

Virginia C. McClarin, longtime Clarence teacher

Virginia C. McClarin (nee Nesselbeck), 98, formerly of the Buffalo area, died Sunday, April 11, 2010, in Lake County, Fla.   Mrs. McClarin was born Aug. 7, 1911, in Buffalo. More...

Sports

Girls lax’s coach thrilled despite first loss

Clarence’s girls lacrosse team saw its six game season-opening winning streak come to an end last Thursday, but coach Doug Kohler has never been as okay with a loss as he was this time. More...

TREO Sports and Fitness to offer ‘60-Day Fat Loss Challenge’ to WNY

TREO Sports and Fitness owners Jason and Emily Long are on a mission to change the shape of Buffalo.   More...

Defending Silver Bracket champions looking for strong year on tennis courts

With six of the seven starters back from last year’s squad that earned the ECIC Team Championships’ Silver Bracket title, Clarence’s boys tennis team could very well find itself improving on last season’s fourth-place finish More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 23 . I Am Here Today — Media-psychological phenomenon of simulation confusion - where a simulation (movie, TV and radio) affects not only our perception, but our engagement with realty by artist Sam Van Aken, Opens 7 p.m. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 22 . The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar and Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. 876-2884 fri. 23 . Blind Vision — 11 p.m., Macaroon’s, 576 Dick Road, Cheektowaga; $. More...

Concerts

fri. 23 .Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former lead singer and gutarist of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn rolls into town 8 p.m. More...

Three candidates running for BOE positions

Three candidates will vie for two open Board of Education seats in the Clarence School District’s upcoming election.   Two, Elaine Diederich and Jean Ranney, are incumbents, and the third, Jonathan LaVell, is running for the first time. More...

Coach’s poetry shares message of hope

Gregory J. Stang began writing poetry at the age of about 16. A Williamsville North High School track and field coach and retired English teacher, the Clarence Center resident recently had a book of his work published by Outskirts Press.   More...

High school junior pursues his dreams

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Theater is a form of self-expression for Clarence High School junior Kyle Baran — it lets him step into different roles and identify with other characters, all while learning more about himself. More...

Planning Board to meet

Wednesday, April 21 6 p.m. — Work session Item 1: April 7, 2010, Planning Board Minutes, approval. Item 2: Master Plan Amendment 2015, planning process. More...

Local News

Walk is ‘Making Tracks for Celiacs’

The Western New York Gluten-Free Diet Support Group is raising awareness about celiac disease by hosting its ninth annual walk for celiac disease on Saturday, May 15.   More...

Memorial rock garden gets new addition

The Sisters of Saint Joseph at the Clarence Residence created a Memorial Garden for the six-month anniversary of the crash of Flight 3407 and had a dedication ceremony on Aug. 13 for the family and friends of the victims. More...

Clarence resident to star in ‘Me and My Girl’

Clarence resident Corey Neil will play a lead role in the production of “Me and My Girl” at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. The show opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, and runs at 7:30 p.m. May 1, 6, 7 and 8 and 2:30 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sleepout successful because of support

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the Clarence community who helped make our 20th annual Sleepout to Benefit the Poor and Homeless a great success. More...

Ban party members from ethics group

The April 7 Bee provided a very informative overview of the Town Ethics Committee and pointed out that no more than three members can be from the same political party. More...

Thanks for support of Easter Egg Hunt

The members of the Kiwanis Club of Clarence wish to thank all the children and their families who made our eighth annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3, at the Main Street Town Park such a success.   More...

Education

Williamsville School Board adopts budget; updates technology initiatives

The Williamsville School Board, during its April 13 meeting, unanimously adopted the 2010-11 budget, which totals $159,291,824 and represents a spending increase of 2.94 percent. More...

Prom Promise Night planned at Clarence High School

The Clarence High School Students Against Destructive Decisions group will host its third annual Prom Promise Night in the school auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27.   More...

Photo

WINNER — Steve Mesler, Buffalo native and three-time Olympian, lets Yolayna Scottborgh get a close look at his gold medal during a Monday visit to Eastern Hills Mall. More...

Lifestyles

Donate your appetite to the fight against AIDS

D o your plans this Tuesday evening involve a trip to the grocery store or some quality time with your DVR? If so, it’s a good night to change things up a little as the eighth annual Dining Out D For Life event comes to Western New York. More...

Help fight AIDS by dining at...

Buffalo Boomerang’s 5 & 10* .... 883-0408 995 Niagara St., Buffalo Caz Coffee Café .... 825-7806 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo Cecelia’s Ristorante* .... 883-8066 716 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo Cole’s .... More...

Sports equipment sale and swap planned

A used sporting equipment sale and swap is set for 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the large pavilion at Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St. People are invited to bring bats, skates, gloves and similar equipment. More...

Business

Birgit’s team aims to provide friendly atmosphere

Birgit’s Hair & Skin offers customers “a taste of Sweden.” The salon has a European feel, is stocked with literature about Sweden, and at Christmastime, offers glögg, a hot, cinnamon spiced wine. More...

Don’t underestimate benefits of networking

Communications and networking — which are you tired of hearing the most? Both words appear to be overused. Businesses, organizations, clubs, social events, marketing, etc, all seem to revolve around those two words. More...

Meet in the Center holding Buy Local campaign

The business owners in the Four Corners — the intersection of Clarence Center and Goodrich roads in Clarence Center — have kicked off their new Buy Local campaign.   More...


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