Weekly Feature



July 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Town cracking down on rogue signs

The Clarence Security Department has been removing signs placed illegally in the right of way throughout the town.  Supervisor David Hartzell said on Friday that members of the department had recently finished picking up 100 signs that a manufac More...

Editorials

Deadliest driving day should be respected

Bee Editorial

Hundreds of Clarence teenagers walked across a stage to shake hands with a school district official and receive in return a high school diploma, the document each of them had worked hard for through the past 13 years.  More...

Spindle items

GOING TO MARKET — On Saturday, I had the opportunity to volunteer for several hours in the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market’s Country Store.  It offers shoppers an array of mouthwatering delicacies, from apple cider syrup to horseradis More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 7, 1887   The anniversary of the birth of our nation was fitly observed by the Young People’s Society of West Clarence Monday afternoon and evening. More...

Police Blotter

Woman says neighbor disrupting party with mower

Saturday, June 23  A resident of Cloverleaf Circle reported that a group of juveniles had damaged her mailbox. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. Am I the only person in Clarence who perceives a conflict of interest here? Why should our supervisor, David Hartzell, also be chairman of the Industrial Development Agency? More...

Obituaries

Kenneth E. Gebauer, salesman, veteran

Kenneth E. Gebauer, 87, of Clarence Center, died Friday, June 1, 2012.  Mr. Gebauer was born in Buffalo and was a 1940 graduate of Williamsville High School.  Serving in the Army from 1943 to 1945, Mr. More...

Death Notice

BAEHRE, Gundrun E. (nee Frischholz), of Clarence, died Thursday, June 28, 2012. Mrs. Baehre is survived by one son, Mark; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen T. V., and one son, Michael. More...

Sports

State run helps Clarence dominate First Team

2012 All-Bee Softball

The bigger the stage Clarence’s softball team played on this spring, the better the Lady Red Devils played — all the way through the Class AA state championship game.  That level of visible success most likely played a significant fa More...

OP, Lancaster, Amherst fills out majority of First Team

2012 All-Bee Baseball

Several of the top baseball players in Western New York are featured as First Team All-stars on the inaugural All-Bee Baseball Team.  Four of the 10 spots on the All-Bee First Team are from Class AA semifinalist Orchard Park, two players are fro More...

All-Bee lacrosse teams set for debut

The inaugural All-Bee boys and girls lacrosse teams will be unveiled in next week’s edition. The First Team selections will be highlighted with small write-ups on each player on that squad. More...

Entertainment

David Allan Coe

fri. 6

American outlaw country music singer David Allan Coe, best known for Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile and who also wrote Take This Job and Shove It, will perform, along with opener Kyle Turley, at 7 p.m. More...

Concerts

thurs. 5  Legendary blues guitarist John Mayall will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Second Floor, Buffalo; $. 852-2860, www.tralfmusichall.com   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 5  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...

Greenprint Program gets extension

The town has another 10 years to use the remainder of the Greenprint Program funding.  An extension of the program was approved at the June 27 Town Board meeting following a presentation by Town Justice Michael Powers, a member of the Clarence R More...

Youth court — a way for young people to help their peers

Fifty-five senior high students in Orchard Park are members of the Youth Court, which offers certain young people ages 7 to 15 accused of violations or misdemeanors the opportunity to be judged by their peers. More...

Local News

Koelmel elected chair of state Power Authority

The president and chief executive officer of First Niagara Financial Group was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New York Power Authority last week.  John R. More...

Rollover accident results in injury

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a one-vehicle rollover crash on Salt Road in the Town of Clarence that injured the driver.  More...

SHE’S A BEAUTY

— Joshua Hayes and Christy Falter of Clarence look at a 1923 Ford-T-Bucket called “Witchy Woman” during the Tri-Five Car Show held Sunday at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for help after accident

On Sunday, June 17, the grass chute dislodged from my lawn tractor while I was mowing. I figured I could complete mowing and fix it later. Unfortunately, I slipped off my lawn tractor. More...

‘Obamacare’ threatening future

Normally, I am very quiet about such matters, however, the Supreme Court decision not to overturn Obamacare was the final straw for me. I cannot hold my frustration in any longer.  More...

Senior Center offers many activities

I am a proud member of the Clarence Senior Center and today attended the center’s annual meeting for members. More...

Education

On the Campus

Paige Giammusso of Clarence has been named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at St. Bonaventure University.  Meagan Monroe of Clarence Center has been named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at Loyola University Maryland.  More...

Youth News

Helen Gibson of Clarence has been named an All-American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy. Gibson, who will attend St. Mary’s High School, was nominated by Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary School. More...

Lifestyles

BookFest celebrates art of bookmaking

Workshops, demonstrations and one large piece of construction equipment take over street

For many, the Western New York Book Arts Center is a too-well-kept secret. More...

Senior News

The Clarence Senior Center is located at 4600 Thompson Road. Contact the Senior Center at 633-5138 for more information or to sign up for any activities. Additional information is also available at clarenceseniorcenter.org.   More...

Clarence Public Library Calendar of Events

Story Programs  Toddler Time will be held at 10:30 a.m. Mondays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 and Aug. 6 for ages 2 and 3. Registration began June 25. A caregiver must remain with the child during the program.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Farmers Market open on Saturdays   Clarence Hollow Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 10717 Main St., east of Ransom Road. For details, visit www.clarencefarmersmar ket.com or www.facebook.com/ clarencehollowfm. More...

Business

NYSERDA awards grant to WNY coalition

A coalition of five counties in Western New York, towns and organizations has received an award for more than $998,000 from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to create a comprehensive smart growth plan for regional sustaina More...

Eastern Hills Wesleyan to host hockey, cheerleading camps

Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church is offering Upwards Ball Hockey and Cheerleading Camps from July 23 to 26.  The camps will focus on fundamentals and equipping children with the athletic skills needed to participate in a future league and at the ne More...

McGuire plans retail development in Clarence Center

McGuire Development Company, a local commercial development, brokerage and property management firm, purchased 1.5 acres of land at the corner of Clarence Center and Transit roads in Clarence.  McGuire Development Company has plans underway to d More...


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