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December 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Tax bill signed into law

Local representatives voice mixed views on billion-dollar deal

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a two-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts, just one day after the House of Representatives approved the legislation.   More...

Editorials

Clarence students score above U.S. average on assessment

The Program for International Assessment is an international analysis of reading, mathematics and science literacy conducted every three years that measures the performance of 15-year-old students. More...

A focus on civility, leadership involves listening, learning

Every year, the holidays become more significant to me. It is a time when we become more civil. Last year, I wrote about the necessity for civility — for seeking common ground to start dialogue. We must be open to listening and learning. More...

County executive race between Hochul, Collins would be grand

Some random thoughts on things that may or may not have made headlines recently as I begin a very thorough cleaning of my office by recycling copies of tentative county budget proposals from the late 1990s: More...

Obituaries

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Death Notices

Fisher, Hazel K., of Akron, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; sister Lois Sorge; and great-grandaughter, Alysia Fisher.  More...

William L. Miethaner, microbiologist

William L. Miethaner, 76, of Williamsville, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at the Beechwood Nursing Home in Getzville.   He was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Buffalo. He graduated from Bennett High School and the University of Buffalo.   More...

Lifestyles

O Christmas Tree:

Spoth Farms offers holiday greenery

From Charlie Brown’s famous tiny tree to the Griswold family’s chipmunk disaster in “Christmas Vacation,” getting a live tree has long been an integral part of Christmas. More...

Church offers Christmas in the Barn

Christ Lutheran Church will hold Christmas in the Barn beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, at the Kelkenberg Farm barn, 9300 Wolcott Road, near Goodrich Road), Clarence Center. More...

Town of Clarence Youth Bureau

Dawn Kinney - Executive Director, Jessica Notarius - Youth Activities Leader, Clifford Trapper - Recreation Department Director 10510 Main Street, Clarence Hollow, Clarence, NY 14031 Phone: 407-2162 * Fax: 741-8257 Email: dkinney@clarence.ny. More...

Business

Public Notices

— LEGAL NOTICE —   Legal Notice of PLLC Formation as per   Section 1203 of the NY LLC Law:   More...

WorryFree focuses on home comfort

WorryFree Home Comfort Inc. is focused on helping people feel comfortable in their homes. The company provides heating, cooling and air quality services and products.   More...

Employers offered incentive program to hire unemployed

Unemployment insurance benefits expired for more than 130,000 New Yorkers this week. If no action is taken in Washington to extend the benefits, roughly 200,000 New Yorkers will lose the benefits by the end of the year. More...

Town, fire companies negotiating contracts

The town and Clarence Center, Swormville, Harris Hill and Rapids fire companies may not have reached contract agreements by the first of the year. More...

Brownie Troop focuses on helping others

Michele Garofalo has developed various project to help the girls in Brownie Troop 30025 learn how to have fun while helping others. More...

Local News

AAA offers letters from Santa

AAA Western and Central New York is offering parents another way to brighten their children’s holiday with a free, personalized letter from Santa at www.AAA.com/holiday.   More...

Award recipients to be honored

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce and award committee has announced the 2011 annual award recipients. More...

NYSEG, RG&E get new look

New York State Electric and Gas and Rochester Gas & Electric customers will soon see a new logo on their monthly bills. It’s the first step in a multi-phased plan to update these brands with a new look.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Officials do what they promised

The backbiting between elected officials really rattles me at this season of joy. The repetitive slams against the county executive are just plain boring. Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Combatants flee fracas before police arrive

Saturday, Dec. 11   • A larceny was reported in a Transit Road parking lot. A car window was smashed, and several packages were taken.   • A shots-fired complaint was investigated on Strickler Road. The shooter was a hunter. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. I just came from the George Booth Adventures in Heat Christmas open house. He has a barbecue store on Main Street in Clarence, and it was just absolutely wonderful. More...

Sports

Pair of state competitors return to rifle team

Both individuals who represented Clarence’s rifle team on the Section VI All-star squad at last season’s state championships return to the Red Devils this year, and will be key players in the squad’s quest to contend for the Sectio More...

Berghold Electric Bowling League

Kevin Iwaniak 269-251-710, Dave Cratsenberg 245-245-212-702, Dan Nowak 259-223-206-688, John Stobnicki 247-224-207-678, Joe Pohlman 236-234-202-672, Jeff Pohlman 264-233-666, Steve Bower 225-222-216-663, Jeff Ward 225-224-214-663, Kevin Pohlman 232- More...

TOURNEY WINNERS

TOURNEY WINNERS — The Clarence Pee-Wee Mustangs won all five games in the Northeast Regionals of the recently held Silverstick Tournament in Rome. More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing now-December 30  Artful Gifts — On display through Thursday, Dec. 30 at Art Dialogue Gallery, 1 Linwood Ave., Buffalo; Free. 885-2251, www. wnyag. com More...

Holiday

sun. 26  Living Nativity — Walk through event of the journey to Bethlehem, features live animals, Children’s Choir of Angels and more, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26 at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, 250 St. More...

Comedy

sat. 25  Comedy Sportz — teams may change Clean enough for your Grandma, funny enough for a bachelor party. It’s time to see what you’ve been missing as the Blue Cheezes take on the Red Hot Wingz, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...


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