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August 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Drop in consumer spending impacts county budget

As you may have recently heard, Erie County is facing a significant budget shortfall due to unrelenting cost-shifting out of Albany and eroding sales tax and property assessment values. More...

Mailers should be strictly informational

Throughout my first term in the Assembly, I have been steadfast in formulating and distributing informative legislative updates to my constituents. More...

The good, the bad and the ugly of the state’s $136 billion budget

After observing and reading about all of the political shenanigans that recently took place in Albany following the passage of New York State’s $136 billion budget, as some elected officials shamefully tried to justify the need to burden us all More...

Police Blotter

Missing toothbrush spurs call to police

(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...

Taste drew crowds, was a success

Clarence Chamber of Commerce hosted its seventh annual Taste of Clarence & Cruise Night on Monday, Aug. 2. More than 7,000 people and 800 cruisers converged on the Clarence Town Park for an evening of food from more than 23 restaurants.   More...

Education

CLARENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY

CALENDAR of ACTIVITIES

Family Summer Fun Programs Summer Celebration — Everyone who participated in the summer programs is invited to this picnic celebration in the park at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13. Registration began July 30. More...

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CALENDAR of ACTIVITIES

Family Summer Fun Programs   Summer Celebration — Everyone who participated in the summer programs is invited to this picnic celebration in the park at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13. Registration began July 30.   More...

Christian Central Academy releases recognition rolls

The following students at Christian Central Academy in Williamsville have been named to the recognition rolls for their academic performance during the fourth quarter of the just-concluded school year. They are residents of the Clarence area:   More...

Lifestyles

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Aug. 13, 1885   More...

Basics2Bylines... Attracting area writers

Basics2Bylines... “Radio is nowhere near what it was in the 1950s,” recalls Bob Skurzewski, who is writing a book about the era. More...

Bee Senior News

The Clarence Senior Center is located at 4600 Thompson Road. For information on any programs, call 633-5138. “The mission of Clarence Senior Citizens Inc. More...

Business

Tri Spot owner completes third Ironman triathlon

by ANDREA KIMBRIEL Editor   Kevin Patterson cut almost an hour off his previous times at the recent Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon.   It was his third full triathlon, and he’s been in numerous half triathlons. More...

Petho joins Citizens Bank

Kevin Petho of Clarence has joined Citizens Bank as a mortgage loan officer. His office is in Williamsville.   Petho has worked in the banking industry since 1997 and in home financing since 2002. More...

Business News

Bruce A. Bonhoff, vice president, joins the Evans Commercial Lending team with more than 25 years of experience in commercial lending, portfolio management and equity funding in manufacturing, retail, apparel and service industries.  More...

Historic Preservation Commission continues quest to protect heritage

It’s important to preserve Clarence’s heritage for future generations. That’s the thinking behind the Clarence Historic Preservation Commission, said Chairman Henry Brodowski.   More...

Free rabies clinic planned in Clarence

Pet owners are encouraged to attend a free rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets. More...

Local News

Community News

The Women’s Association Board of Brookfield Country Club recently held its annual Director’s Cup Championship. Winners in the nine-hole division were Jung Kim and Rosalie McHugh. More...

Ciminelli receiving award from Hope for Tomorrow

Frank L. Ciminelli, Ciminelli Development chairman of the board and former Clarence resident, will be presented with the Community Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation on Sept. 24. More...

Brothers of Mercy to host Yesterday Band

The Brothers of Mercy campus will host a free outdoor concert featuring the Yesterday Band on Thursday, Aug. 26. The concert will begin at 6:45 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Commenter not informed

This past week in the Bee Heard column, there was a commenter who linked the town attorney with hosting a fundraiser for the town supervisor.   The inference was that the town attorney secured his position with this support. More...

Spindle items

• LOCAL SPENDING — The New York Press Association, representing more than 850 newspapers in New York State, including The Clarence Bee, has launched a statewide citizen campaign to urge New Yorkers to spend $25 this Sept. More...

Bee Heard

Bee call:

(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

Death Notices

BONA, Serena A. “Reine” (nee Amato), of the Ken-Ton area, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. She is survived by her sons, Dominic and Frank; four grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann Gorton; and brother, Samuel Amato. More...

Sports

Buffalo Stampede to hold hoops tryout

The Buffalo Stampede of the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League will have an open tryout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14 at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. More...

Travel baseball

Bulldogs take 12U title at Clarence Tournament

The Clarence 12U Bulldogs travel baseball team won the recently held Clarence Tournament by going 5-0, which improved their overall record for the season to 20-6-1.   More...

Red Devils (White) 10U softball wins NFL League Championship

The Clarence Red Devils (White) 10U travel softball team defeated the West Seneca Magic (Orange), 4-0, to win the Niagara Frontier League Championship series at Sunshine Park in West Seneca.   More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

American Girl Club meeting Aug. 11 The American Girl Club for young readers will meet to discuss “Changes for Felicity” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Barnes & Noble, 4401 Transit Road, Clarence. More...

Wha t’s Going On

American Girl Club   meeting Aug. 11   The American Girl Club for young readers will meet to discuss “Changes for Felicity” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Barnes & Noble, 4401 Transit Road, Clarence. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 12  The Outlyers — 7 p.m., Bassett Park, Youngs Road at Klein, Amherst; Free.  Strictly Hip — 9 p.m., Bayou, 79 West Chippewa St., Buffalo; $. More...

Concerts

thurs. 12 “Tuff Enuff” blues rock of Texas natives The Fabulous Thunderbirds, 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12 as part of Thursday at the Square summer concert series, Lafay ette Square, Buffalo; Free. More...

Symphonic

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