Weekly Feature



December 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Students lead Gay-Straight Alliance at high school

A student-run Gay-Straight Alliance meets at Clarence High School and has about 30 people who are regular attendees, said English teacher Mark Jowett, one of several teachers providing space and oversight for the group.   More...

Editorials

Bee Editorial

We all have the responsibility to stop bullying

Many of us can probably remember a time when we were bullied. It’s a rare person who escapes completely unscathed, and young people can be some of the most brutal offenders. More...

Spindle items

• IT’S JUST A MYTH — Have you ever felt the sense of surprise and disappointment when you discover that something you’ve accepted as common wisdom is not accurate? More...

Republican Caucus took lead in county reforms

It was a very interesting year in the County Legislature. Along with typical political flops, there were many triumphs. More...

Police Blotter

Husband and wife accused of shoplifting

An alarm was reported on Hollingson Drive. An open door was found. The house was checked, and all was in order. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

The Swormville Ladies Auxiliary wish to thank the community for its support at our annual Election Day bake sale. Your kind generosity enables us to give back to the community and will help with our many charitable projects. More...

Obituaries

Donald F. Matteson Sr., World War II veteran

Donald F. Matteson Sr., 85, of Clarence Center, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, on his birthday.   Mr. Matteson was born Nov. 24, 1925. He grew up in Tyrone, Pa., where he graduated from high school. More...

Wai Lan Yu, homemaker

Wai Lan Yu, 78, of Clarence, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010.   Mrs. Yu was born in Guangzhou, China, on June 27, 1932, and attended school there. She immigrated to the United States from China in 1983. More...

Lifestyles

Clarence to construct Habitat home in spring

Hammers will be pounding and saws soon splitting.   Construction will begin this spring on a new home for a needy family on the East Side through Habitat for Humanity Buffalo, and behind the entire project will be the Clarence community. More...

A VISIT FROM FROSTY —

A VISIT FROM FROSTY — Amanda Keppel, back left, and friends Sara Gennaro, right, and Lauren Proicou stand next to the snowman they built on Saturday in Amanda’s backyard on Foxwood Lane in More...

Church plans Veggie Tales event

Holy Cross Lutheran Church will hold its second annual Veggie Tales Event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at 8900 Sheridan Drive, Clarence. More...

Business

Saying so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye

As Edgar Winter sang on his seminal 1972 album, “They Only Come Out at Night,” “We all had a really good time,” and I believe that sums up my four years as president of the Clarence Chamber of Commerce. More...

St. Luke’s Mission partners with Subway to bring gifts to children

Every year, St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy helps more than 3,000 Western New York families during the holidays through donated gifts of food, clothing and toys. St. More...

Business News

Photos with Santa, available for purchase through Cherry Hill Photo, will be taken at Center Court Stage in front of Macy’s at   More...

Clarence Center event celebrates holiday season

Picture a classic small-town Christmas — carolers, lights, friends and neighbors visiting together. That holiday experience can be had at Light Up the Center, planned for the Four Corners of Clarence Center. More...

Student competing for culinary scholarship

Stephen Petrotto has a suggestion for all those who tire of trying to finish their Thanksgiving leftovers.   The Clarence High School senior is a finalist in The Culinary Institute of America’s Top Turkey Scholarship Contest. More...

Local News

Students recognized for academic performance at CCA

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

HELPERS —

HELPERS — Gianni Fasanello, left, John Forrestel and Austin Hank, members of Melissa Kincella's third grade class at Ledgeview Elementary School, decorate boxes filled with food collected by students to be donated to the Clarence Community P More...

Seniors achieve Eagle Scout rank

Chris Wright and Matt Lombardo, Boy Scouts with Troop 27, chartered at Zion Lutheran Church in Clarence Center, and members of the church, recently achieved their Eagle Scout rank, the highest in Scouting. More...

Letters to the Editor

Business should listen to customers

I am confused by customer service practices today. Is it good business to antagonize customers and then thwart their attempt to register meaningful complaints to management/ownership?   More...

Legislature should focus on residents

As the county legislator for Williamsville and a section of Amherst, I take my responsibility as a local representative very seriously. During the Nov. More...

Letter claims not factual

Councilman [Bernard] Kolber asks for Clarence Town Board civility after defaming Councilman Joe Weiss with a letter of inaccuracies.   After speaking to town officials, these are the facts I discovered:   More...

Sports

Expectations high among Lady Red Devil cagers

No one on Clarence’s girls basketball team is expecting the 2010-11 season to be a cakewalk, given how tough ECIC Division I perennially is, but that doesn’t mean that the Lady Red Devils are aiming low.   More...

Division I All-stars hoping to lead boys hoops back to Buffalo State

Two of the architects of the best postseason run by a Clarence boys basketball team in two decades are hoping to lead the Red Devils back to the sectional title game this season for one final crack at a championship.   More...

Fireman’s Bowling

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What's Going On

What’s Going On

Holy Cross Lutheran Church will hold its second annual Veggie Tales Event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at 8900 Sheridan Drive, Clarence. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

sat. 4 & sun. 5 Kenny G Holiday Show More...

Family Activities

thurs. 2  After School Escape — Children in grades K-5 are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Film/Video

tues. 7  Water — The Buffalo Film Seminars presents Deepa Mehta and Anurag Kashyap’s 2005 drama concerning the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varansi. More...


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