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February 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Showing support

Members of the Clarence swim team, Ryan Sanger, left, Kevin Kreher and Nick Hook, model swim caps that were signed to raise money for Carly’s Crossing, which benefits Carly’s Club at Rosw More...

Editorials

State redistricting raises familiar concerns

Bee Editorial

Erie County recently wrapped up its redistricting process, but not before allegations of gerrymandering were cast by both parties, lawsuits were filed and the responsibility for the final decision fell to a federal judge.  More...

Spindle items

BUDGET WORKSHOP— A number of stakeholders showed up to the Jan. 23 Clarence Central School District budget workshop.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 3, 1887   Postmaster Bodine’s youngest daughter, who has been sick with scarlet fever, is better.  School in District No. 2 is progressing finely under the management of Miss Lou Klicker of Clarence.  More...

Police Blotter

Woman ‘creates a scene’ when belongings are thrown

Saturday, Jan. 21   Patrol responded to a report of underage drinking on Sawmill Road. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Kudos to the Clarence Town Board, with the exception of Councilman Kolber, for having the foresight to approve a senior housing complex in Clarence. More...

Education

Youth News

Helen Gibson and Cameron West of Clarence received an academic scholarship from St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster.   More...

St. Mary’s School dominates Future City Competition with fourth straight win

St. Mary’s School in Swormville won the National Engineers Week Future City Competition held at Mount St. Mary Academy on Jan. 21. The team will represent the region in the national competition in Washington, D.C., in February. More...

On the Campus

Maurice Materise of Clarence was named to the dean’s list at Clarkson University for the fall 2011 semester. He is a freshman majoring in computer engineering. More...

Sports

Wrestling team finishes regular season 22-0

Clarence’s wrestling team finished its regular season Saturday with one final tournament title, giving the Red Devils their sixth championship after they had wrapped up a perfect 22-0 dual-meet record with wins over Sweet Home and Williamsville More...

LANCASTER LEAP

— Clarence’s Riley Williams competes in the long jump during Saturday’s “Varsity Select I” indoor track meet at Lancaster High School. More...

Jamestown has its way with girls, boys squads

Basketball

Jamestown proved to be too tough for either of Clarence’s basketball teams to conquer late last week, as both the Lady Red Devils’ road trip and the Red Devils’ home game resulted in league setbacks.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Cafe Connect offering group discussion   More...

Entertainment

Father/Child Spaghetti Dinner

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Giggles the Clown will greet the children when doors open at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Mike Randall, ventriloquist, magician & puppeteer will perform a family fun-filled show 6:45-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Special Events

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Art

fri. 3  Love for Sale — Studio Hart is proud to announce the third annual group show curated by Buffalo artist Molly Jarboe. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. On display through Wednesday, Feb. More...

Redistricting under way

Proposed redistricting maps have been released that would change the district lines for Clarence’s state representatives, Sen. More...

Leaders share 2012 outlook

State of the Town

About three weeks into his term as Clarence town supervisor, David Hartzell said he “loves his job.”  He gave his State of the Town address during the Clarence Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon held Thursday at Orazio’s Rest More...

Clarence Citizens for Veterans working to support troops

Clarence Citizens for Veterans grew out of a conversation between parents and siblings of service members who wanted a way to give back to the troops, according to Jessica Koss, secretary of the group.  More...

Local News

At 71, karate student ‘keeps truckin’

For nearly 19 years, 71-year-old Jim Wild has been training at Western New York Karate Center under the leadership of Jim Cvetkovski, the business’s founder and master instructor.  “I am as old as and was born a couple months apart f More...

Clarence Lions Club taking lead with Day in the Park

Mark your calendars for June 30. That’s when Clarence Day in the Park, being organized this year by the Clarence Lions Club, will be held.  More...

Man charged in attempted theft from Walmart

An Amherst man has been arrested on multiple charges following a complaint from a Walmart store that the subject was allegedly cutting open packages of merchandise and trying to steal items by attempting to hide them on his person.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Community needs to support schools

Last Monday, we learned the school district is facing a $3 million budget shortfall this year. Last year, more than 30 staff positions were eliminated under less-severe conditions. Without new revenue, even more cuts are inevitable. More...

Where is the school district leadership?

I was disappointed with Mr. (Geoffrey) Hicks’ budget presentation. The rhetoric mimicked November’s start of the budget process. I expected we would hear recommendations from Mr. More...

‘Mass exodus’ not polite behavior

In response to Cathleen Meyers’ letter to the editor about concert etiquette last week: I applaud you for having the guts to say what I’ve been thinking for a long time.  More...

Obituaries

Robert Alan Armstrong, coach, engineer

Robert Alan Armstrong, 50, of Clarence Center, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.  Mr. More...

Barbara T. Canney, dental assistant

Barbara Theresa Canney (nee MacDonald), of Elmira, formerly of Clarence, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012.  Mrs. Canney was born in Boston, Mass., and grew up with siblings, Leonard, William, Mary and Alyce. More...

Death Notice

BURNS, Robert C., of Oviedo, Fla., formerly of Clarence, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. He was a graduate of Clarence High School, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Cornell University. He was employed at IBM in Endicott, N.Y. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Lions Club pancake breakfast slated for Feb. 12

The Clarence Lions Club will hold its annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in the Clarence High School cafeteria, 9625 Main St.  More...

Winterfest

Kris Holden and his son Chase, 19 months, make friends with “Rapunszel,” an angora goat from the Kelkenberg Farm petting farm, during Winterfest. More...

Volunteer service group gives back to community

The members of Hearts and Hands - Faith in Action practice what they preach and have given hundreds of seniors the opportunity to maintain their independence and dignity.  More...

Business

Study shows optimism in Buffalo-Niagara workplaces

Leaders of Buffalo-Niagara private businesses have higher expectations in 2012 for revenues, profits and new worker hires than their counterparts in Rochester, Syracuse and Albany, according to results from First Niagara’s annual survey of Upst More...

Credit union holding annual meeting

Clarence Community & Schools Federal Credit Union is hosting its annual meeting, which will recognize 57 years of service, on Thursday, Feb. 9.  It will be held in the north cafeteria at Clarence Middle School, 10150 Greiner Road, Clarence. More...

Woodturning expert to visit Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has partnered with internationally renowned Robert Sorby Tools of England to present a demonstration on woodturning.  More...


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