Weekly Feature



February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Bissonette to speak on emergency management in WNY

David Bissonette, emergency coordinator for the Town of Clarence, will be part of Medaille College’s Homeland Security Series.  He’ll be presenting a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. More...

Editorials

Addition to meetings law will increase transparency

Bee Editorial

Every industry and specialized segment of society has its own jargon, and far from being an exception, government is a prime example of how those in the know can communicate with each other without enlightening an outsider.  More...

Spindle items

HELP WITH LOOKING THE PART — What’s the first thought that crosses your mind when you prepare for a job interview?  While that may vary, surely one of the first for most is “what should I wear?”  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 10, 1887   Master Ernie Miller, who cut his hand, is getting along nicely. We wish to correct the error in last week’s Bee. More...

Police Blotter

Man with ‘shiny coat’ seen looking into vehicles

Saturday, Jan. 28   A 911 hang-up call was reported at a residence on Conner Road. It was a misdial by the homeowner.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.There are two very important issues the Clarence Town Board should consider taking action on. The first is whether a resident can have fireworks on private property. More...

Obituaries

Francis ‘Nick’ Nicholas, family business owner

Francis “Nick” Nicholas, 71, of Akron, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.  Mr. Nicholas was born in Buffalo and was a graduate of Clarence High School. More...

Death Notice

BUCHNER, Helen (nee Shuda), of Clarence, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. Mrs. Buchner is survived by her husband, Raymond A.; two sons, Raymond D. and Dennis M.; one grandchild; one brother, William Shuda; and one sister, Julia Shuda. More...

Sports

Skid’s end brightens hockey team’s tough week

Playing for the first time since the death of the team’s assistant head coach, Clarence’s hockey team found a way to overcome not only that loss, but the loss of a significant player to injury as well in the Red Devils’ 2-1 win over More...

Nappo’s career game guides girls hoops to lopsided win

Tori Nappo had a better shooting night from beyond the three-point line than anyone in Clarence basketball history — girls or boys — January 31, as her nine trifectas played a major role not only in her scoring a career-high 39 points, bu More...

Red Devil grapplers continue down historical path

Class AA win makes 2011-12 squad first to claim regular season, Class titles in same year

Clarence’s 2011-12 wrestling team became the first in program history to win both the regular-season league and Class Tournament championships this past weekend when it edged out Kenmore West for the 2012 Class AA title, 227½-207. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Cafe Connect offering group discussion   More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing: now-Feb. 10  Rumsey Award Recipients — UB Department of Visual Studies Exhibition, on display now through Friday, Feb. 10 at UB’s Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; Free. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 9  After-School Escape — Children, 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, Feb. More...

Concerts

sat. 11  Gold lame, leather jackets and pompadours will be rockin’ as classic fifties group, Sha Na Na, takes the stage 3 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

District considers possible budget reductions

Superintendent Geoffrey Hicks and the Clarence Board of Education presented the second round of budget drafts to a nearly full auditorium on Monday.  Two versions were presented, one recommended by Hicks that included $2.08 million in cuts but More...

Clarence Center principal announces retirement

Neil Burns, principal at Clarence Center Elementary School since 1995, has announced his retirement, effective the end of June.  Throughout his 35-year career in education, Burns has worn many hats. More...

Board hears update on Harris Hill sewer concept

Several developers with a stake in the Harris Hill corridor have expressed interest in investing in a public/private sewer partnership, according to Brad Packard, Clarence assistant director of community development.  Packard gave an overview of More...

Local News

Town Board Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 8  6 p.m. — Work session  Meeting agenda:  Supervisor and council reports  7:30 p.m. — Agenda  1. Call meeting to order  2. Pledge to the flag — Councilman Bernard Kolber  More...

Habitat House near completion, dedication slated

The Clarence Habitat House Coalition has announced that the Clarence-built house at 95 Fox St. in Buffalo is nearly complete and will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the home site.  More...

Families of Flight 3407 planning candlelight vigil

The Families of Flight 3407 invite the community to join the group for a candlelight vigil on Feb. 12.  At 9:45 p.m., the group will gather at the Zion Lutheran Church, 9535 Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center. More...

Letters to the Editor

Column does not offer whole story

In last week’s edition, David Sherman’s column on President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline gave one side of the story.  It’s quite obvious that Mr. Sherman is a Republican. More...

Risk too high to justify pipeline

David Sherman’s recent column concerning the Keystone XL Pipeline sounded like a “big oil” commercial, as seen on Fox News.  There is a Keystone Pipeline that is already in place and has had 14 spills since 2010.  More...

Oil spill might damage aquifer

I thought David Sherman’s column (on the Keystone XL pipeline) was very interesting. More...

Education

On the Campus

Christina Weber of Clarence Center was named to the dean’s list at Canton Technology College. She is a graduate of Clarence High School.   More...

Clarence Universal Pre-K program has openings available

The Clarence Central School District Universal Prekindergarten program anticipates continued state funding and 90 openings for 2012-13. UPK classrooms are located in community-based early childhood programs throughout the district.  More...

Students achieve honors at Canisius

The following Clarence-area residents have achieved honors during the second marking period at Canisius High School:   More...

Lifestyles

Local musicians stay true to their passion

Eddie Schmidt and Erin Sydney Welsh love music. They love to listen to it, talk about it, create it and perform it. More...

Lutterman-Schaus

Lisa and Dale Lutterman of Latrobe, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Lutterman, to Dan Schaus, son of Michele and Dr. More...

Be courageous; stand up for what is right

The Episcopal Church, like some other denominations, has a list of people we remember. These are people whose lives teach us something about what it means to lead a Christian life and whom God is calling us to be. More...

Business

Chamber membership offers many advantages

A s I enter the second year of my two-year term as board chair, I look back on the past year with a feeling of great pride for our many accomplishments and look forward to the year ahead. More...

New Buffalo Shirt Factory makes staff appointments

New Buffalo Shirt Factory, a textile screen printing company based in Clarence, has announced recent appointments to its domestic management staff.  More...

PROVIDING ASSISTANCE

— Lackawanna Products Corp. More...


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