Weekly Feature



May 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

President meets with residents, businesses in visit to Western New York

In the first presidential visit since George W. Bush came to Western New York in 2004, President Barack Obama met with owners and employees of an area manufacturing company last week as part of his White House to Main Street tour.   More...

Editorials

Tobacco-free policy makes sense

We’ve come a long way with banning the use of tobacco products in public areas. More...

Spindle items

• WRITE A LETTER — To celebrate May’s Military Appreciation Month, BJ’s Wholesale Club is challenging the communities in which it has clubs, including residents in Clarence, to help write 50,000 letters for troops overseas More...

Smerlas vs. Slaughter showdown close to becoming reality

So what exactly is it with retired professional football players morphing into New York State politicians? More...

Police Blotter

Umbrella wielder leaves before police arrive

(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: Call 632-0390

(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

Four to be inducted into Athletic Wall of Fame

A former teacher and three alumni who excelled in multiple sports will be inducted into the Clarence High School Athletic Wall of Fame at 7:30 p.m. More...

Shutouts are the rule in softball’s 2-1 week

Clarence’s softball team found itself in the middle of three separate shutouts last week, but the Lady Red Devils weren’t on the winning side of all three, leaving them with just their second loss of the season.   More...

Lady Red Devils track falls to Frontier, beats Lancaster

Despite its athletes’ best efforts on a cold, rainy day, Clarence’s girls track team was unable to pick up its second league win of the season last Tuesday as it fell to Frontier, 78-58.   More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s Going On

Clarence Garden Club   meeting at nursery   More...

Entertainment

Art

sun. 23  Empty Bowls VII: Artists Helping Feed Western New York — Hundreds of handcrafted bowls by Western New York students, teachers and artists will be displayed and sold at the seventh-annual Empty Bowls fundraising event at 11 a.m. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 20  After School Escape — A one-hour program for kids in grades K-5 featuring a different, fun outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - No registration required. More...

Tours

fri. 21  Evening Riverwalk — 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 21 - meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds restaurant, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. 833-3851 sat. 22  Ellicott Creek Park — 9 a.m. More...

School budget, bus proposition get voter approval

Incumbents re-elected to Board of Education

Voters in the Clarence Central School District passed the 2010-11 school budget by a wide margin. More...

Board doesn’t act on trolley proposal

The Clarence Town Board took no action on a request to display trolleys at 8200 Main St. along Bryant and Stratton Way in the Main-Transit Plaza.   More...

Salon is part of hairy solution to oil spills

Clippings of hair from a cut or dog grooming don’t have to be discarded. More...

Local News

LANDSCAPERS IN ACTION

LANDSCAPERS IN ACTION — Frank Teall and his wife Robin and son Sean prepare to plant a seedless maple tree in the front of their home on Greiner Road in Clarence on Saturday, May 15. More...

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ivy League student to lead SAT test preparation

Michael Plis scored high on his SATs — and now he’s sharing his knowledge with others as part of the Clarence branch of Ivy Insiders, a program that offers test preparation led by Ivy League undergraduates.   More...

‘Holy Rollers’ planning trip to Murphy’s Orchard

Our Lady of Peace Church’s “Holy Rollers” will be traveling by motor coach to Murphy’s Orchard, a working fruit farm in northern Niagara County, which has been in existence for more than 150 years and was a stop on the Underg More...

Letters to the Editor

Proposed street would spoil neighborhood

To the residents of Roxbury and Cameron drives: at a recent Planning Board meeting, a discussion took place to request an “open development area west of Roxbury Drive, east of Old Hickory Lane and Fairfield Road.”   More...

Meal was appreciated

The Harris Hill Mothers Club prepared and served the Harris Hill Fire Company members a great meal at their monthly meeting on May 3. More...

Plant experts to be at market

A note from specialist Mike Shadrack for all hosta lovers is as follows:   “Yes, a late frost after the hosta leaves have begun to unfurl is awful.”   More...

Obituaries

Thomas E. O’Brien, attorney for Catholic Charities

Thomas E. O’Brien, 78, of Williamsville, died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at home. Mr. O’Brien was born April 16, 1932, in Buffalo. He graduated from St. More...

Ralph A. Robertson, longtime educator and administrator

Ralph A. Robertson, 98, recently of Clarence and formerly of Niagara Falls and Kenmore, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at Bristol Village in Clarence.   More...

Lifestyles

Ladies Auxiliary to hold pancake breakfast

Harris Hill Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at the fire hall, 8630 Main St. Presale tickets are available by calling Debbie at 632-8636. More...

Therapy Dogs

Four-legged friends offer comfort

Kathleen Ola’s plan for her retirement from the federal government was well-known to her co-workers. More...

CLARENCE P UBLIC LIBRARY

CALENDAR of ACTIVITIES

Family Fun Night   A Family Fun Night titled “In The Barnyard!” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, will include spring animal farmyard lore from Kelkenberg Farms and the opportunity to pet baby chicks, goats, lambs and other animals. More...

Business

Events

NFTA to hold public hearings   on Metro fare   study   More...

Food, friendly atmosphere found at 78° West

Jason Greenwood wants 78° West to be known as a fun and relaxing place to stop for a meal or a few drinks.   The restaurant, at 7566 Transit Road, Amherst, opened about two months ago and had an official grand opening on May 4. More...

Dining Extravaganza one of coming summer events

An exciting event is taking place in Clarence for the summer. The Clarence Hollow Association has announced a unique raffle opportunity that includes the association’s 23 restaurant members. More...


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