December 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Ford offering vans to nonprofits

The Ford Dealers of Western New York have announced that applications are now available for the annual Ford Friendship Express program. Local nonprofit organizations looking to drive away in a brand new Ford van must apply by March 1. More...

Schlagenhauf to retire after 36 years with State Police

Jerald H. Schlagenhauf, communication specialist with the New York State Police, will retire after 36 years. More...

New rules will help ensure airline carrier disclosure

Rep. Chris Lee announced on Dec. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for support of Wear ‘n Share

During the holidays we tend to think about all of our blessings. Some are big, some are small, but all are meaningful. More...

Lee shouldn’t be creating jobs

The Dec. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.We already have mentally troubled dogs in the neighborhood who bark from the time I get up in the morning to the time I go to bed. Now it could be getting worse. I woke up last night at 3:30 a.m. More...

Sports

Clarence’s fall teams make the grade

Clarence High School had 13 of its 14 varsity programs this fall qualify for the New York State Public High School Association Scholar Athlete Program. More...

Sports briefs

The inaugural Arctic Blast Basketball Tournament, for boys and girls in grades 3-8, will be held Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at the Buffalo Niagara Court Center, 425 Meyer Road in West Seneca. School and community teams are welcome. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD

Boys basketball: def. West Seneca West 71-34 More...

What's Going On

Habitat House meeting planned

The first public meeting for the Clarence Habitat House project will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 4375 Harris Hill Road, at the corner of Main Street. More...

Entertainment

Concerts

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Performance

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 30  Christmas Spook Showy — 8 p.m., Club Diablo, 517 Washington St., Buffalo; $. 842-0666, www.clubdiablo.com  Scottillicious — 8 p.m., Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., Buffalo; $. More...

Renzulli Learning System individualizes education

Many districts have enrichment programs for students identified as gifted and talented, but the Clarence Schoolwide Enrichment Program is now designed to meet the needs of all students. More...

Clarence 2010: A year in review

Aviation reform pushed by the Flight 3407 families became law, President Barack Obama visited Erie County and the Clarence High School football team received its first sectional title since 1998. These and other stories made headlines in 2010. More...

Editorials

Tax extension bill is not perfect, but it provides relief

Congress recently passed a law to stop a massive tax hike that was due to hit all Western New York taxpayers on Jan. 1, 2011. More...

Turn out the lights; the party’s over

I have writer’s block. At least I did when I sat down in front of my computer last week to write this column, the first such piece for this space that I ever dreaded writing. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 31, 1885 More...

Police Blotter

Reported ‘fire ’ is person burning incense

Saturday, Dec. 18 • A burglary was investigated on Ransom Road. Electronics were taken from a house. • Shoplifting was reported at a Transit Road store. A Williamsville man was charged with larceny. More...

Best of Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2010 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Obituaries

Jacob J. Mikula, decorated Army veteran

Jacob J. Mikula, 91, of Depew, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, after a brief illness. Mr. Mikula was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Buffalo and lived in Western New York his entire life. He was retired from Bell Aerosystems in Wheatfield. More...

Death Notice

Smith, Paul C., 69, of Clarence, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. He is survived by his sons, Kevin and Vincent; daughter, Kim M. Capozzolo; sister, Kathy Orden; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Services were held Wednesday, Dec. More...

Lifestyles

Student Youth Board ...members share insights, ideas

Youth know what youth want. That’s why six high school students sit on the Clarence Youth Board, providing insights to adults on a demographic some are too far removed from to understand. More...

Family dinner marks 30th anniversary

Dorothy and Franklin Merrill celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with a family dinner gala held at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Franklin Merrill married the former Dorothy Vallier on Nov. More...

Bride’s bouquet wrapped with mother’s rosary

with mother’s Courtney Marie O’Neill married Ryan Kevin Cox during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at North Presbyterian Church in North Tonawanda. The Rev. Stuart C. Buisch officiated. More...

Business

Hairdresser happy to be back in community

Sharon Carson said she is enjoying her return as a Clarence hairdresser. She and Meg Krol met in Clarence Center in 1982 at Betty’s Beauty Boutique, where they worked together until 1987. More...

AAA names new manager Amherst AAA Car Care Plus

Bob Francis has been named manager of AAA Car Care Plus Operations for the club’s automotive repair and maintenance facility at 2131 Eggert Road in Amherst. More...

Wilson Farms raises $28K for Meals on Wheels

“Step Up to the Plate,” a fundraising campaign to benefit the homebound elderly and disabled served by Meals on Wheels programs in New York, recently raised $28,000 through the support of customers at Wilson Farms. More...