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August 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Legislature completes budget, but adds more fees, taxes

While the latest special session of the New York State Legislature completed the 2010-11 budget, the last of the budget bills — known as the “revenue” bill — included $1.5 billion in tax increases to pay for a 4 percent spendi More...

National Enquirer still tabloid trash

I had a very spirited telephone discussion with a fellow journalist earlier this month that led to what I would best describe as a “heated” exchange between the two of us after he attempted to associate the National Enquirer with the phra More...

Spindle items

• GOING ABROAD — When you read this, I will be in London, England, if all things work as planned.   I’m going sightseeing with a good friend for about a week. More...

Obituaries

Glen A. Kelkenberg, volunteer firefighter, Highway employee

Glen A. Kelkenberg, of Clarence Center, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at his home.   Mr. Kelkenberg was born Nov. 9, 1932, in Clarence Center and graduated from Parker High School. More...

Richard A. Cherry, retired Dept. of Corrections officer

Richard Anthony Cherry, 72, formerly of Clarence, died suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at his home in Plant City, Fla.   Mr. Cherry was born Sept. 16, 1937, in Buffalo and graduated from Clarence Central High School in 1957.   More...

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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

Youth soccer

England blanks Aussies in Division II opener

The Clarence Soccer Club’s House League season kicked off recently, and Division II’s England got its season off on the right foot by shutting out Australia, 4-0. More...

Lamm Post baseball squad holds annual awards banquet

George F. Lamm Post No. 622 recently held its annual baseball awards banquet at the Lamm Post Grove. More...

Sports brief

Paula Pendolino and her son James represented Clarence in the recently held Qubica-AMF International Family Bowling Tournament in Dallas.   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 19  Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening 5 mile hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Festivals

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Theater

thurs. 19  Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.— Summer Theatre Camp kids will perform a stage adaptation of this classic family film with a score that includes “The Candy Man” and “Pure Imagination,” 7 p.m. More...

Efforts made to clean up Hollow, draw visitors

The Clarence Hollow Association has been promoting and supporting activity in the Hollow for a number of years. A concerted effort to revitalize the area kicked off with a meeting in April 2009.   (See editorial on page four)   More...

Senior Center invites community to visit

Some people in Clarence have the mistaken impression that the Senior Center has a dreary nursing home-like atmosphere, said program coordinator Debbie Santiago. More...

Local News

Salvatore creates oasis among businesses along Transit Road

When you take a seat within the new Patriots and Heroes Park along Transit Road, you almost forget that you are resting in one of the most traveled business districts in the Town of Lancaster.   That’s the atmosphere Russell   More...

Tops announces product recall

Tops Markets has announced that Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of Veggie Lover’s Salad with a Product Code of I208 and use-by date of Aug. More...

New overdraft rules for debit, ATM cards take effect

The New York State Consumer Protection Board is alerting consumers to new options that are available regarding overdrafts charges for transactions made with debit and ATM cards.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Bee Editorial

Don’t live in the past. That’s a reminder the Partners for a Livable Western New York applied to the state of Clarence Hollow, as quoted by Hollow Association member Elaine Wolfe in this edition’s front page article. More...

Police Blotter

Customer trouble leads to missing person

(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 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...

Education

CLARENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Take advantage of library’s offerings

Congratulations to David Fairlie and his four teams who competed in “The Battle of the Books.” All of our teams scored close to the top, with one team earning third place. More...

Lifestyles

Spinners guild reveals reasons ‘w hy ’

Gandhi once said that all of India should spend time every day using a spinning wheel, for productivity and meditation. More...

Couple honeymoon on Hawaiian islands

Lindsay Alexandra Sykes married Joseph Cross Haller during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at SS. Peter & Paul Church in Williamsville. The Rev. Richard Reina officiated. More...

Caribbean cruise follows Island Park reception

Island Park Christie Michelle Hare married Joshua Thomas Moses Rollain during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at St. Stephen’s Church on Grand Island. The Rev. Paul Nogaro officiated. More...

Business

My PC Mind offers computer virus solutions

Computer viruses are the bane of the Internet age. Easy to acquire, costly and complicated to undo, they make novice computer users wary of exploration on the Web and even veteran computer users uneasy. More...

Employees, volunteers recognized by Brothers of Mercy

The Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Brothers of Mercy Sacred Heart Adult Home have named an Employee of the Year and Volunteer of the Year at each Clarence facility.   More...

Celebrate successes in the community

When organizations, like individuals, celebrate their successes, the journey becomes more enjoyable. Successful events are opportunities to be recognized and will be noted by others. Recent examples include Day in the Park, which was held in July. More...


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