Weekly Feature



May 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks get go-ahead

A fireworks permit for July 4 at 5655 Newhouse Road has been granted without much ado, unlike on several other occasions when it was denied after a neighbor had concerns about her horses.  The application also stirred up controversy in July afte More...

Editorials

Jay J’s Law will strengthen penalties for child abusers

Bee Editorial

What happened to Jay J. Bolvin during the first weeks of his life was a despicable display of cowardice, one that was at the very least unprovoked and ventured well beyond disgusting.  More...

Spindle items

SAVING THE WORLD? — It’s not unusual for me to receive correspondence that leaves me shaking my head in puzzlement, and recent weeks have been no exception.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 5, 1887   The lecture on temperance by C.W. Swift, given last Tuesday, was highly instructive and entertaining.  Miss Katie, the popular dressmaker of Clarence, is doing a rushing business. More...

Police Blotter

Erratic driver seems to be doing crossword puzzle

Saturday, April 21   Deputies responded to a disturbance on Martin Road. A male and a female were having a verbal argument. The female had thrown the male’s possessions on the front lawn. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I would like to thank the Clarence public officer who was so kind to park behind me with his emergency lights on in his patrol truck when my car died on the side of Greiner Road last week. More...

Education

Middle school students performing in ‘Little Luncheonette of Terror’

The Clarence Middle School Dance and Drama Club is presenting “Little Luncheonette of Terror” at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 4, and 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, in the middle school auditorium, 10150 Greiner Road, Clarence.  More...

Community News

The winning team from the 2012 high school mock trial tournament, Clarence High School, was recognized at the Bar Association of Erie County’s 2012 Law Day luncheon, held on Monday, April 30, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.  More...

Sacred Heart announces honor roll for third quarter

The following Clarence residents were recently named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the third quarter of the 2011-12 school year:  Class of 2012, Emily Donner, Molly Gibson, Olivia Herberger and Gina Pawlowski; cla More...

Lifestyles

Museums take visitor experience beyond traditional guided tour

Don’t touch. Use indoor voices. Listen quietly. In many museums, some of the old rules are being rewritten, encouraging more hands-on interaction from visitors. More...

Clarence Public Library Calendar

Story Time Programs  Toddler Time, for ages 2 to 3, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Mondays, May 14 and 21, and June 4. Registration begins May 7.  More...

Town of Clarence Youth Bureau

Community Service  More...

Business

McGuire Development appoints director of business development

Marietta Cimato Zygaj of Clarence has been named director of business development for McGuire Development Company, a local commercial development, brokerage and property management firm.  In this capacity, Cimato Zygaj will be responsible for ha More...

TIME TO CELEBRATE

— Mark Medole, director of the Clarence Chamber of Commerce, and Marsha Brauer, a member of the board of directors, speak with Judy Sirianni, president, right, during the Chamber’s open h More...

China trip meeting planned

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce and the Western New York Chamber Alliance, who are partnering with CITSLINC International to offer a trip to China, are holding an informational meeting for their upcoming trip at 5:30 p.m. More...

Team facing allegations of racial slurs

Allegations of inappropriate racially charged comments have been leveled against members of the modified girls lacrosse team at Clarence Middle School following a game against Sweet Home Middle School’s modified team last week.  More...

Grassroots support sought to pass Jay J’s Law

The first three months of Jay J. Bolvin’s life were brutal.  (See editorial on page four)  He endured savage beatings from his father, Jeremy Bolvin, that led to 11 broken bones and severe brain damage. More...

Local News

Risks to pets posed by coyote population

A Clarence resident contacted The Clarence Bee to report that her dog was killed by coyotes during the weekend. She said she wanted to warn fellow residents about the animals.  More...

Budget vote approaching; candidates’ forum slated for May 8

The Clarence Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the proposed school budget at 7 p.m. More...

Correction

The correct phone number for Besroi Roofing and Siding is 684-0355. An incorrect number was published in The Bee’s April 18 and 19 Ideas For the Home special section.   More...

Letters to the Editor

School budget vote crucial for taxpayers

Your property taxes will be going up this year. It has also been implied that they will increase the following year, by a lot more.  This year, the school budget increased to the 2.24 percent cap, which is within the limits of the law. More...

Citizens urged to vote May 15

I would like to encourage everyone to vote in the school budget election from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 at Clarence High School, 9625 Main St.   Due to the tax cap legislation, there is no contingency budget. More...

Board needs to limit growth

After a flurry of community input, the Clarence School District adopted a budget with an increase at the 2.24 percent tax cap. The taxpayers appreciate this.  More...

Obituaries

George M. Hair, veteran, Scout leader

George M. Hair, of Clarence Center, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012.  Mr. Hair was an Army veteran of World War II.  He was employed as a new facility executive scout for General Dynamics of Rochester.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

RUDOLPH, Donna L. (nee Kowalczyk), of Akron, formerly of Amherst, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Mrs. More...

Sports

Dewes’ hitting helps spark softball team

As the softball team’s leadoff batter, Alyssa Dewes is used to setting the tone for the Lady Red Devils.  Dewes emphatically did just that in Clarence’s last two games — both of which were lopsided affairs — by belting fi More...

Lady Red Devils’ track team wins Wildcat Relays

Clarence’s girls track squad knocked off league rival Lancaster — along with 12 other schools — to earn the team title at Saturday’s annual Depew Wildcat Relays.  More...

JUST DID IT

— The Buffalo Soccer Academy U13 girls premier soccer team, composed of premier players between the ages of 12 and 13 from Erie and Niagara Counties, won the recently held 2012 Nike Challenge C More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Pilates classes planned at two locations   More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 3   More...

Special Events

thurs. 3  Refresh, Revive, Rejuvenate — Enjoy an evening of shopping, beauty and wearable art creations, 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, May 3 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, ext. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 3  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. More...


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