Weekly Feature



August 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Makeover could be spark of inspiration

Bee Editorial

Now that Clarence Hollow’s version of the “Extreme Makeover” is complete, Spoor’s Hotel has gotten an upgrade, and we hope the energy from the initiative sparks other positive action in the hamlet.  In a great show of com More...

Spindle items

GOING TO A WEDDING — As you read this, I will be making my way to Mexico with my parents for my brother’s wedding.  He’s marrying a Mexican woman and will be teaching English at a language school in the southernmost state of Ch More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 11, 1887   Next Saturday, Aug. 13, the one hundredth birthday of Mrs. Gleason Fillmore will be celebrated at Clarence. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I find it interesting that the Clarence supervisor is in favor of senior housing apartments. Why discriminate against all people when he says senior apartments are okay, but we don’t need other apartments. More...

Education

Pre-K program accepting students

The Clarence School District has openings available for its 2012-13 Universal Pre-Kindergarten program. UPK classrooms are located in community-based early childhood programs throughout the district.  More...

Students receive honors at St. Greg’s

The following residents of the Clarence area received first honors for the third trimester of the 2011-12 school year at St. Gregory the Great School:   More...

Student takes part in engineering camp

Emily Reynolds of Clarence took part in a four-day summer engineering camp held at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus last week. More...

Lifestyles

Summer sports leagues:

a pastime, a culture

There are plenty of reasons to get involved in an adult summer sports league. More...

Author visiting children’s bookstore

Author Sandy Karnes will do a story reading of “Ninjas in My Pocket,” for children ages 4 to 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Monkey See, Monkey Do ... Children’s Bookstore, 9060 Main St., Clarence. More...

Clarence Public Library Calendar of Activities

Children participating in the Dream Big Read and Dream Big Read-to-Me programs are encouraged to turn in their reading log sheets each time they visit the library. All sheets must be turned in by Aug. 10.  More...

Business

Sister Sweets is a family endeavor

When Katie and Megan Hora are asked if they’re the sisters who give Sister Sweets its name, they answer yes.  More...

Clarence native opens Sheridan Drive salon

Rachel Rizzuti is excited to have opened a business in Clarence — the town where she grew up and feels most at home.  The 11-year styling veteran opened her first business, Bombshell Salon & Spa, at 8625 Sheridan Drive, on July 24.&nbs More...

Business Brief

The 2012 Horizons On-Site Home Show, sponsored by the Buffalo Niagara Builders Association, will run from Saturday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 19, in the Spaulding Green subdivision off Goodrich Road just north of Roll Road in Clarence. More...

Overlay district draft recommended for town’s approval

Clarence Center

During its Aug. 1 meeting, the Clarence Planning Board discussed guidelines for the proposed overlay district for traditional neighborhood zoning in Clarence Center.  More...

Planning Board to refine multifamily zoning draft

The Planning Board discussed possible features of proposed zoning code amendments related to multifamily housing during its Aug. More...

Swim coach comes to Clarence after two years in Africa

Tom Steuer is the new head coach of the Clarence Swim Club. More...

Local News

Clarence Hollow Association

Dave and Felicia Meyer of the musical group Kindred perform during Irish Night held by the Clarence Hollow Association on Thursday at the Asa Ransom House. More...

In the Military

Cmdr. Joseph R. Darlak took command of Frigate USS48 Vandegrift on July 27 in Singapore. He is scheduled to return to the home port of San Diego in November 2012 after a tour in the Pacific. More...

Areawide Chamber event to feature Sen. Gillibrand

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will be presenting “Lunch with Our Lawmaker,” an event featuring special guest Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, at noon Friday, Aug. 31, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Kids Escaping Drugs offers help

As a board member of Kids Escaping Drugs, the adolescent education and treatment arm of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Foundation of WNY, I was happy to see the supplement to The Bee exposing the world of alcohol and drug addiction and the problems More...

Parks Department does great job

Summer is always busy for the Parks Department, but the first weekend in August has a girls softball tournament, the Sunday concert and then the Taste of Clarence & Cruise Night, all at the Main Street Town Park.  Sandwiched in on Saturday i More...

Obituaries

Monsignor Leo E. Hammerl, former pastor at Our Lady of Peace Church

Monsignor Leo E. Hammerl, 92, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012.  Monsignor Hammerl was born in Buffalo and attended the Holy Name of Jesus School, the Diocesan Preparatory Seminary, St. More...

Sports

Travel baseball tryouts set

The Niagara Junior Power baseball club will be holding a 16U showcase tryout for the 2013 baseball season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, on diamond number five at Fairmount Park in Wheatfield. More...

Jurek’s baseball season ends in state tourney quarters

Alfred J Jurek Post 1672’s baseball team concluded its season with a trip to Utica to compete in the state tournament.  Jurek Post finished a successful season with a 13-8 loss to Saugerties in the quarterfinals.  More...

Fall sports starting dates announced

With the 2012-13 school year just around the corner, Clarence’s athletics department has announced the practice starting dates and times for fall sports teams.   More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

thurs. 9  Teddy Bear Picnic — Bring your favorite (stuffed) friend to ride the carrousel, and also enjoy an afternoon of games, crafts and treats, 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Art

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