Weekly Feature



May 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Distracted, impaired driving can lead to disasters

Bee Editorial

Gowns, tuxedos, dates, flowers — there are plenty of things involved in getting ready to go to prom, and Clarence High School students still have time for last-minute planning for their senior prom, scheduled for June 8.  More...

Spindle items

HOME, SWEET HOME — I have a confession to make: I’m not one to whom hometown loyalty comes naturally.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 2, 1887   Checker playing is all the go in Clarence Center. We challenge all the world and Canada.  Messrs. Jacob and Elmer Fisher are busily engaged at present putting on new roofs for Mr. Levi Eshelman.  More...

Police Blotter

Mailboxes destroyed by soft drink ‘bombs’

Saturday, May 19   A 27-year-old man from Lockport was arrested for driving with a suspended license after his vehicle was stopped on Transit Road for having a loud muffler.  Deputies responded to a complaint of loud music coming from a res More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

FINGER, Frederick W., of Clarence, died Sunday, May 20, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife, Penelope L. He is survived by his sons, Eric V. and F. Scott; a sister, Marion J. Howell; two brothers, Thomas and Timothy; and three grandchildren. More...

Sports

Doubles team repeats at tennis sectionals

Clarence’s Joey Gentile and Kevin Layer won their second consecutive Section VI doubles championship with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Orchard Park’s August Bruno and Sawyer Dina May 22-23 at Lancaster High School.  The win marks Clarence More...

Boys lacrosse beats Frontier, seeks to defend title against OP

The goal all season for the Clarence boys lacrosse team was to get back to the Section VI Class A final.  The second-seeded Red Devils reached its goal after beating third-seeded Frontier, 9-6, at home in Friday’s semifinal.  More...

Lancaster girls lacrosse knocks Lady Red Devils out of postseason

For the second time in nine days, cross-town rivals Clarence and Lancaster met on Thursday afternoon with a trip to the Section VI Class A title game at All High Stadium on the line.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

May Flower Days open at market   The Clarence Hollow Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 10717 Main St., east of Ransom Road. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 31  Museum Week — Free mini tours of the Botanical Gardens, Thursday, May 31 through Wednesday, June 6 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; Free. 827-1584, ext. More...

Art

fri. 1  Jeanette Blair Art Show — Featuring an expanded collection of her work, with art show with reception, 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 1 at Benjamin Gallery, 419 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; Free. 886-0898, thebenjamangallery.com   More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 31  Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Community drum nights provide creative outlet

No previous percussion experience is necessary for those who want to join the community drum nights being held Wednesday at Goodrich Coffee & Tea, 9450 Main St., Clarence. More...

Board takes no action on apartment proposal

The Clarence Town Board took no action on two requests brought before it during its May 23 meeting.  More...

Local News

FASTER AND FASTER

— Jacob Talbot, 5, of East Amherst, enjoys the slide Sunday at Clarence Town Park during a family picnic. More...

Members sought for Battle of the Books team at library

Each summer, the Clarence Public Library competes in the countywide “Battle of the Books,” and it plans once again to field a team and compete in what will be the 14th annual event.  In 2011, the Clarence team brought home the champi More...

Relay For Life: on the path to a cure

Kelly Clinard is leading a team in the upcoming Akron/Clarence/Newstead Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.  She’s calling it “Team Why” because she’s asking each sponsor for a dollar and to share why t More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for support of business

On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to convey my most heartfelt thanks to the people of Clarence for helping me realize a lifelong dream.  Earlier this month, I opened my first restaurant, and to say it was a success is an understate More...

Mock Trial team excelled in court

The Clarence Mock Trial team won the county championship consisting of more than 30 teams; they won the regionals, defeating the champions of Genesee, Monroe and Chautauqua counties.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m wondering about the propriety or legality of vehicles being parked on Clarence streets, usually blocking one lane. A prime example is lawn service company trucks that block streets.  More...

Education

Christian Central Academy recognition roll announced

The following Clarence area residents have been named to the recognition roll at Christian Central Academy for the third quarter of the 2011-12 academic year:   More...

High schoolers raise money for Kids Escaping Drugs

The 19th annual Walk For Kids presented by the National Honor Society was held on May 20 in Lancaster.  More than 700 students participated, helping raise $32,398 for the Kids Escaping Drugs campaign. More...

On the Campus

Zachary Frank, a freshman art and design major from Clarence Center, had artwork included in the Freshman Foundation's Yearend Show at Alfred University. Work by more than 108 young artists from the School of Art & Design was featured.  More...

Lifestyles

Seeing singing strings

Guitar concerto competition to be broadcast on WNED-TV

For nearly 10 years, the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition has been bringing sweet strains of music from the string instrument to the ears of Western New Yorkers, but this year, locals can feast their eyes on the contest as wel More...

WINNING DANCERS

— Three dancers from David DeMarie Dance Studio in Clarence received regional titles at the Onstage Dance Competition held recently in Niagara Falls. More...

Bikes, blues, BBQ offered at event

Clarence United Methodist Church is holding its annual motorcycle blessing, Bikes, Blues and Barbecue, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at 10205 Greiner Road. Music will be provided by Light Blue, and a free pig roast will be offered. More...

Business

Suburban to receive neonatal intensive care unit

The New York State Department of Health Project Review Committee today voted to approve Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital’s certificate of need for a 10-bed neonatal intensive care unit.  The hospital’s CON application will now move More...

‘Rain-check’ service to be instituted at auto bureaus

In an effort to continually improve the customer service experience at the Erie County Auto Bureau, County Clerk Chris Jacobs is implementing a “rain-check” policy in the event customers are unable to complete their transaction as a resul More...

Travers Collins establishes digital services marketing group

Travers Collins has announced the establishment of its digital marketing services group. The team, which will operate within the current agency, is being led by Alyssa Mayer of Clarence, who has been named director of digital services.  More...


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