Weekly Feature



July 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Get ready to Rock the Barn

Rock the Barn is one of the largest events in Clarence, said Paul Stephen, president of the Clarence-Newstead Meals on Wheels Task Force and owner of Rock Oak LLC.  The music festival, which benefits Meals on Wheels efforts in Clarence, Akron an More...

Editorials

Spindle items

I MIGHT NEED IT — I spent a few hours this weekend sorting through boxes of items in my former bedroom at my parents’ house. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoJuly 14, 1887 Harriet Vodden has sold a parcel of land in the Town of Clarence to Frederick Kibler at a cost of $850. New apples are in the Buffalo market. More...

Watering your lawn is similar to running a political campaign

Thanks to a hot, dry summer here in Western New York, I have had a great deal of time to contemplate the best way to water my lawn in order to keep it healthy and green. More...

Police Blotter

Child calls police to report his toy Jeep battery dying

Saturday, June 30  Several mailboxes were destroyed overnight on Keller Road. It appears that the mailboxes were smashed with a baseball bat.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Attending the Clarence Senior Center’s annual meeting, I was absolutely appalled that one member took over the microphone to go on her own personal rampage. More...

Education

Youth News

Jennifer Godin of Clarence Center has been named to the honors list for the second semester of the 2011-12 year at Tabor Academy.   More...

On the Campus

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Brockport   State College: Clarence Center resident Jessica Barberic; and Clarence residents Lee Eyrick, Michael Rogers, Sara Suleski, and Gina Stephan, w More...

Corwin challenges students to participate in summer reading

Studies have shown that children who continue to read during the summer perform better in school in the fall. More...

Lifestyles

Thirst for knowledge quenched at Dwyer’s Pub Scotch Club

Local bar hosts group for enthusiasts, welcomes novices

On a sun-soaked Sunday evening in North Tonawanda, Dwyer’s Pub sits fairly empty. A few patrons dot the bar, slowly sipping on pints of beer. More...

UNYTS blood drive scheduled

Upstate New York Transplant Services will hold a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road, Amherst. More...

Jones-Wood

Cindy and Jeffry Jones of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Jones, to Michael Wood, son of Cheryl and Charles Wood of Fayetteville, N.Y.  Miss Jones graduated from Lancaster High School in 2003 and the University at Bu More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 12  Explore Buffalo — This one-hour 1- to 2-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club. Walk around Hertel Avenue and the surrounding area before the start of the Italian Festival, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12; Free. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 12  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...

Theater

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District approves plan for evaluating teachers, principals

The Clarence Central School District Board of Education approved the Teacher and Principal Annual Professional Performance Review plans during its Monday meeting.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Fire company, association honor longtime volunteer

Walter Schott has been an active member of the Harris Hill Fire Company for more than half of a century.  And his dedication, passion and selflessness has been viewed as iconic and honorable by those who work with him.  More...

Local News

Beethoven, Beatles and Beyond — Summer Orchestra to perform

The Clarence Summer Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Arie Lipsky and with soloist Roman Mekinulov, principal cellist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform at 7 p.m. More...

Senior Center board selection subject of disagreement

For 25 years, board members of the Clarence Senior Center were chosen without an election. Then, for several years, elections open to dues-paying members were held. More...

LONGTIME MEMBER

— Phyllis Phillips, first vice president of the Niagara Frontier Chapter of New York State Women, and President Leslie Stolzenfels, right, present Marilyn Baxter of Clarence with a certificate More...

Letters to the Editor

Court has ruled; now move on

In response to David Sherman’s column published July 4 and 5, it is tiresome to see the same old arguments trotted out once again. The Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act and it is constitutional. Full Stop. Now move on.  More...

Many contributed to Day in the Park

It was another great Day in the Park event, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Day in the Park Committee: Tim Pazda (co-chair and president of the Lions Club), Councilman Patrick Casilio, Mary Celine Aaron, Veronica Jenks, Jon Bren More...

Cooperation made tournament succeed

I would like to thank everyone who supported me in making the Clarence Lions Club Day in the Park Street Hockey Tournament such a great success. My apologies for any names I may have omitted.  More...

Obituaries

Roger C. Nicholson, financial advisor

Roger C. Nicholson, 77, of Williamsville, died Friday, June 22, 2012.  Mr. Nicholson was born in Buffalo and graduated from Amherst Central High School. He went on to serve in the Army during the Korean War.  Mr. More...

Death Notice

BERRY, Cecil E., of Clarence Center, died Saturday, July 7, 2012. Mr. Berry was born in Clarence Center, was an Army veteran of the Korean War and owned Berry’s Garage in Clarence Center. More...

Sports

All-Americans among inaugural First Team picks

2012 All-Bee Boys Lacrosse

Two All-Americans and an Academic All-American are among the First Team All-stars on the inaugural All-Bee Boys Lacrosse Team.  In addition, four of the seven First Team All-stars are from the Town of Amherst, a pair of All-stars are from West S More...

Lancaster, Will North players dominate First Team

2012 All-Bee Girls Lacrosse

Lancaster and Williamsville North were two of the top girls lacrosse teams in Western New York in the spring, so it’s no surprise that players from both squads compose most of the inaugural All-Bee Girls Lacrosse Team.  Lancaster, the Sect More...

Summer camps to offer options for area athletes

Young basketball players, soccer players, lacrosse players and cheerleaders looking to improve their skills in their respective arenas of choice will have plenty of options once the school year ends.  Soccer  More...

What's Going On

Live music planned for July 14

Gregg Sansone, five time Buffalo Music Award winning Solo Artist of the Year, will be performing live music on the patio from 7 to 11 p.m. More...

What's Going On

Historical walk planned for July 14   More...

Business

J Style offers universal design

Jordan Kelley and Janet Ramseyer met at Villa Maria College and have started their own independent design firm, J Style Interior Design LLC.  The firm specializes in universal design, a recent trend in design that aims to allow everyone to use a More...

Designer Floors and Cabinets: ‘A one-stop shop for customers’

While enrolled in college to earn a degree in marketing, he worked as an installer of carpeting and flooring for a business in Virginia.  At that point, Sasan Heydari had no idea that a part-time job would lead to a career and opportunities to o More...

Business Briefs

Clarence Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking meeting from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Gianni Mazia’s, 10325 Main St., Clarence. The featured speaker will be Sean Macaluso of The Mac Group discussing social media. More...


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