February 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

District holding parent forum on Title I funds

The Clarence Central School District receives Title I funds for use in helping close the achievement gap between disadvantaged and minority students and their peers. A parent forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. More...

Fundraiser to support Melina’s White Light

The “Cure Me, I’m Irish” fundraiser, in support of Clarence-based Melina’s White Light, will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 3, at Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. More...

PUSH Green starts energy savings initiative

People United for Sustainable Housing, a local membership-based community organization, has launched its new energy efficiency program, PUSH Green, in Erie County. The program, which began on Jan. More...

Police Blotter

Mom leaves 14-year-old at mall after argument

Saturday, Feb. 11 A vehicle reportedly crashed into Tony’s Barber Shop on Main Street. The vehicle actually hit a sign and not the building itself. Deputies responded to Newhouse Road for a vehicle that crashed into a tree. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I thought the craziness was over during our last election season in Clarence where people were printing half truths and misleading information to get people worked up. Now Bernie Kolber is leading the charge by paying for two ads in The Bee. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth D. Hodge, educator, veteran

Kenneth Donald Hodge, 90, of High Point, N.C., formerly of Clarence, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. More...

Sports

Red Devils fare well at swimming sectionals

Clarence’s contingent turned in some solid performances in what would be the final home “meet” of the season this past Friday and Saturday, as the Red Devils hosted the annual Section VI Championships. More...

DEVINE DEFENSE BUSTER

— Katie Devine fights through double coverage provided by Kenmore East’s Megan Crawford, left, and Sarah McCarthy during the Lady Red Devils’ 51-41 loss in Thursday’s Senior N More...

Bowlers fare well in postseason; rifle team finishes year in second

Roundup

Clarence’s girls bowling team finished seventh out of 47 teams — and first among its regular-season league foes — at Friday’s Section VI Championships at Thruway Lanes. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Musician to perform at coffee shop Clarence musician Erin Sydney Welsh will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Goodrich Coffee & Tea, 9450 Main St., Clarence. Alzheimer’s support group meeting set More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing: now-Feb. 24 Marla Hlady: Sound Objects — On display now through Friday, Feb. 24 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 854-1694, www.hallwalls.org More...

Family Activities

thurs. 23 Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Feb. 16 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - no registration needed. More...

Literature

thurs. 23 Spit at Spot — Open mic poetry night hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739 fri. 24 More...

RECOGNIZED

— The Clarence Chamber of Commerce’s 40th Awards Dinner was held Thursday at Samuel’s Grande Manor. More...

County passes cyberbullying law

The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a local law prohibiting cyberbullying in Erie County during its session on Thursday. Legislator Edward A. More...

Editorials

Prevention is key to elimination of online crimes

Bee Editorial

Think back to how you learned what was against the law and therefore an action you shouldn’t commit or one in which legal redress was possible if you were victimized. More...

Spindle items

CELEBRATION — There are a few annual events that remind me another year has passed, and one of those is the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards Dinner. I believe I’ve had the opportunity to attend the dinner four times now. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoFeb. 24, 1887 Mr. John Keller of Clarence Center offers for sale some Berkshire pigs. They are about two weeks old and they are beauties. More...

Letters to the Editor

Invest in district and students’ future

I would like to remind readers about the importance of a school district that is founded on decency and progressive growth. More...

Town doesn’t need urban density

In the “Bee Heard” columns for the past two weeks, there have been some comments critical of my position on the proposed change in zoning laws. Unfortunately, the callers are not too clear with their facts. More...

Supporting children should be priority

I interviewed for a teaching job at Clarence High School in l956. Dr. Small, principal at the time, convinced me that not only did we have a great school system, but also a great community to live in. More...

Education

On the Campus

Christopher Pokornowski, son of Kathleen and James Pokornowski of Clarence, was named to the fall 2011 dean’s list at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. More...

UNDER THE SEA ADVENTURE

— The students at Nativity of Mary School in Clarence got a special visit from the Aquarium of Niagara Traveling Touch Tank. More...

High school students to perform ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Expect the unexpected when Clarence High School revives one of off-Broadway’s longest running shows, “Little Shop of Horrors,” on March 8, 9, and 10. More...

Lifestyles

A Night to Remember

Prom planned for special needs students

A s soon as Lou Ann Nowicki heard Mary Schraven’s suggestion on planning a prom for the special needs high school students in the Clarence district, it brought tears to her eyes. More...

God can calm the storm; miracles do occur

Part of me was dreading this past weekend. A couple of weekends ago, Friday through Sunday, was our annual Family Retreat at Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center as part of Zion Lutheran Church in Clarence Center. More...

Bee Senior News

The Clarence Senior Center is located at 4600 Thompson Road. For information on any programs, call 633-5138. “The mission of Clarence Senior Citizens Inc. More...

Business

NYSERDA wants people to ‘see the light’

New lighting choices and light bulb packaging are showing up on store shelves due to energy efficiency standards launched nationwide at the beginning of January. This means shopping for light bulbs is different than it’s been in the past. More...

Kelkenberg named to advisory board for Brothers of Mercy Foundation

Charles F. Kelkenberg, president of Kelkenberg Homes Inc. in Clarence, has been named to the Brothers of Mercy Foundation Advisory Board. More...

ON THE BOARD

— The newly elected board of directors of the Clarence Community & Schools Federal Credit Union attends the annual meeting held Feb. 9. More...