March 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Goal of new initiative is to ‘Keep Clarence Schools Great’

Keep Clarence Schools Great began as a concept last year, when a number of community members felt the budget process lacked transparency and not every voice was being heard, said founder Brendan Biddlecom. More...

Local News

Brothers of Mercy announces website contest winner

Jim Mohr, a Williamsville resident, is the winner of the Brothers of Mercy website launch contest. He won $200 after correctly answering five questions about the recently updated website. More...

Chamber announces board of directors

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce 2012 board of directors was installed at the annual Awards Dinner held in February at Samuel’s Grande Manor. More...

Eighth graders explore Costa Rica

Visiting active volcanoes, soaring through the rainforest on zip lines, exploring a self-sustaining farm and interacting with another culture in Spanish are just some of the activities a group of Clarence Middle School eighth grade students experienc More...

Police Blotter

Teenager gets finger stuck in trombone

Saturday, March 3 The manager of the Valley Inn reported that several disorderly patrons were fighting. A 28-year-old male from Clarence was arrested for disorderly conduct. He was released on appearance tickets. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m calling in support of Councilman Kolber. Bernie has the best interest of the town at heart. What he has done and what he has always done is to stand up for the little guy to stand up for the residents. I say, thank you Councilman Kolber. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BISSONETTE, Janice A., of York, Pa., formerly of Clarence, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. She was a member of St. Joseph Church in York and a parishioner of Our Lady of Peace Church in Clarence. Mrs. More...

Sports

Eighth annual Bowman Showcase slated

All-star hockey games pit top juniors, seniors against Rochester counterparts

The eighth annual Scotty Bowman Showcase, a three-game hockey all-star festival pitting the best Buffalo players against their counterparts from Rochester, will be held starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the First Niagara Center. More...

CHAMPIONS

— The West Seneca Wings Pee Wee Minor AA travel hockey team defeated the Hamburg Hawks Sunday, 5-1, in the title game of the March Championship Tournament, held at Leisure Rinks. More...

Area’s best seniors to clash in boys hoops tripleheader

The area’s top senior boys basketball players will cap off their high school careers by participating in the ADPRO Sports 15th annual Silver Hoops Classic. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Crafting group to meet at St. Paul’s Church More...

Entertainment

Theater

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Announcements

MEETING—The Western New York Rose Society will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Meeting will be held at St. Stephens-Bethlehem UCC, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst in the lower hall. All are welcome to attend. More...

Literature

thurs. 15 Northside Writers Group — Join the group in discussion and informal readings, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst; Free. More...

Residents seek changes at County/Strickler intersection

Andrew Harris has been first at the scene of three or four accidents at the intersection of County and Strickler roads since a November 2009 crash claimed the lives of four teens after their vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign. More...

Board approves athletic selection revisions, hears budget comments

The Clarence Board of Education approved changes on Monday to its athletic selection classification process, which had been the subject of discussion at a number of previous meetings. More...

SIGNIFICANT CITIZEN

— Dave Pohl, president of the Clarence Fillmore Cemetery Association, and his dog Jezebelle look on as Mark Woodward, Clarence town historian, left, and David Hormell, Clarence Historical Socie More...

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS

— New members were inducted in the Clarence Toastmasters Club at the weekly meeting on March 8, at the Clarence Library. More...

Editorials

No easy answers in difficult budget year

Bee Editorial

I t’s no secret that opinions are divided when it comes to the school budget. More...

Spindle items

GET INVOLVED — YMCA Buffalo Niagara has been selected to participate in the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project, an online voting campaign that is designed to bring proven cancer support programs to communities across the United States. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoMarch 17, 1887 More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Draft 2’ should be option for voters

No matter where you stand on the issue, if you believe in democracy, you must demand that the Clarence School Board put Budget Draft 2 to a vote. More...

Bloated leadership plaguing schools

It is that time of year when 28 Erie County school superintendents struggle to convince citizens that their district is run with the utmost efficiency. If this were true, 27 of these administrators would be extinct. More...

Concessions would close budget gap

Clarence Central School officials are currently in the process of working on the 2012-13 school bud- get. More...

Education

College planning workshop to be held at library

“Ticket to a Successful Tomorrow: Understand and Prepare for College,” featuring a nationally certified college planning specialist from Clarence, will be offered for parents of college bound high school students from 10:30 a.m. More...

On the Campus

Richard Silvestro of Clarence has been named to the dean’s lsit for fall semester at Paul Smith College. He is majoring in forestry. More...

Lifestyles

Dance moves, fitness and fun

Zumba class promotes health, laughter

Carol Rice Rafferty and Marge Reidell were hesitant to sign up for Zumba. But after their first class, they were hooked. “It’s mentally invigorating, inspirational and so much fun,” said Rafferty, a 55-year-old Clarence resident. More...

Buffalo-Japanese relations to be celebrated in April

Less than 20 years after the U.S. bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, an initiative began in Buffalo to improve American and Japanese relations. More...

Town of Clarence Youth Bureau

Family Fun Night More...

Business

Feel the burn — program offers fitness training at the barre

Maria McKendry encountered the barre technique, a combination of yoga, Pilates, ballet, and hand weight and isometric exercises, while traveling in Los Angeles. More...

Piano & Organ Center helps people make music

The Piano & Organ Center opened at Eastern Hills Mall in September and recently moved to a space across from Dave & Busters. It offers new and used instruments for sale, as well as piano and organ lessons. More...

Business Brief

Clarence Center Preschool will hold an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at 6260 Goodrich Road, Clarence Center. More...

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