Weekly Feature



March 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents weigh in on future superintendent

As the quest for a new Clarence Central School District superintendent continues, the search firm charged with handling the process is inviting input from the community.  A Superintendent Search Community Forum led by William Attea, of Hazard, Y More...

Teen dies after injuries from falling tree branch

Fifteen-year-old Erin Bigler succumbed to injuries Monday that were sustained during an accident on March 5, after a large tree branch fell onto a car that was traveling on Goodrich Road.  According to the State Police, the incident occurred at More...

Editorials

Superintendent salary levels not a simple issue

School superintendent salaries have been the topic of discussion locally — as when Councilman Joseph Weiss stated that he would be willing to do the job virtually for free in an hour a day — and statewide, as Gov. More...

Spindle items

INSPIRATION — Terry Anderson, a journalist who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years, recently returned for a number of speaking engagements in his former hometown of Batavia. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 11, 1886   Mr. Henry Wittenbrink is busy sawing wood at Mr. F. Moulin’s with his threshing engine. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.We have a wonderful new restaurant in The Hollow; it’s called the Hollow Bistro and it’s on Main near the corner of Ransom. No, I don’t work for the restaurant, I’m just an extremely pleased customer.  More...

Sports

Rommel caps career with All-American efforts

State swimming championships

Senior Charlie Rommel saved some of his best swims for the final meet of his high school career, as Rommel posted a pair of times at this past week’s state championship meet in Long Island that rank him in the nation’s top 10 in those eve More...

Boys indoor track 4x400 relay places fifth in state

Clarence’s 4x400-meter relay of James Willy, Jon Kuberka, Alex Polino and Brian Cummiskey placed fifth among public high schools — and sixth in the Federation — by turning in a time of 3:33.46 at this past weekend’s state indo More...

Belko, Ecker help rifle all-stars place second at state meet

Clarence rifle team members Brittany Belko and Dan Ecker competed as all-stars at this past weekend’s state championship meet, helping Section VI finish second overall in both the air rifle and smallbore competitions.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Brothers of Mercy planning presentations   More...

Entertainment

Theater

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Family Activities

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Art

thurs. 10   Art Lab — Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo (ELAB) present a monthly artists show and tell event featuring Richard Tomasello. Open to all art and artists, 7-10 p.m. More...

Business

Okun appointed new home construction professional

Marrano/Marc Equity, a locally owned home builder in Western New York, has appointed Clarence resident Deborah Okun as a new home construction professional, responsible for sales and coordination of the new home building process for Marrano customers More...

SHOPPING FOR A CAUSE

Sue Mason of East Amherst and Mary Ann Tanski of Kenmore view jewelry for sale during a “Shop ‘Til You Drop” campaign on Sunday at the Wear House Accessorized, 8234 Transit Road, ne More...

MacSolutions Plus hires Wilger, Sutton as tech experts

MacSolutions Plus has added two technology experts to assist customers in its two locations, inside the Eastern Hills Mall and at 10 Center Road, West Seneca.  Jennifer Wilger, hired as store lead, has 15 years of electronics experience. More...

Martin, former member of the Buffalo Sabres, dies in auto accident

Richard L. Martin, former Hall of Fame member of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team, was found unresponsive in his vehicle and pronounced dead at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital on March 13, according to information from the New York State Police. More...

Special election slated for 26th Congressional District

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday that a special election will be held on May 24 to fill the vacancy in New York’s 26th Congressional District. More...

Ice rink proposed adjacent to mall

“It’s an ideal location.”  Those words were on the lips of several discussing the possibility of constructing an ice rink facility on what is now an Eastern Hills Mall parking lot.  The Clarence Community Recreation Corpor More...

Local News

Resident wins grand prize in Brain Bee hosted by Canisius

Canisius College and the Buffalo Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience hosted the fourth annual Western New York Brain Bee on Saturday, Feb. 19. This year’s grand prize winner is Casey Calabrese from Clarence High School.  More...

Senate approves UB 2020 bill, moves it to Assembly

After two years of failing to act on UB 2020 legislation, the New York State Senate on March 2 passed a measure — by a near unanimous decision — to support the University at Buffalo’s strategic plan to encourage economic growth.&nbs More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Rachel Lamparelli, a volunteer with the Clarence Youth Bureau, left, Tara Green of Clarence and her daughter, Kaiya Sherman, 2, work on a craft project during the Dr. More...

Letters to the Editor

B.L.E.S.S. gets help for successful event

Better Life Enrichment Support Services held its first fundraiser, “B.L.E.S.S.ings...An Evening with Friends” on Feb. 12.  More...

Police Blotter

police Blotter

Carwash employees find rifle round in vehicle

Saturday, Feb. 26   An alarm was reported on Lexington Court. A real estate agent had set off the alarm as she was showing the home to a prospective buyer.  More...

Education

Salary cap could impact superintendent search

Clarence School Board President Michael Lex said he expects the district to get a decent field of superintendents to replace outgoing Superintendent Thomas Coseo.  (See editorial on page four)  “Clarence is a well known district with More...

Potential School Board candidates invited to file nominating petitions

Every year, residents of the Clarence School District elect two or three individuals to the Clarence Board of Education. The election is held in conjunction with the annual budget vote. More...

Marleen M. Astudillo, retired art teacher

Marleen Marie Astudillo (nee Ackerman), 66, of Williamsville, passed away on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.  More...

Lifestyles

National Alliance on Mental Illness ensures...

‘No family would have to walk such a stony road alone’

When someone is diagnosed with mental illness, it affects the whole family. Yet, the role of the family in treatment is often unclear.  More...

Sobotka-Schorr

Patricia and Dennis Sobotka of East Amherst announce the engagement of their daughter, Gina Marie Sobotka, to Aric Thomas Schorr, son of Joanne Schorr of Canandaigua, N.Y., and the late Dr. Joel Schorr.  More...

Town of Clarence Youth Bureau

Swim-n-Gym

Swim-n-Gym, a night of family fun and fitness, will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 18, at Clarence Middle School, 10150 Greiner Road. Pre-registration is required by March 14. Call 407-2162 for more information. More...


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