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August 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Labor Day draws community to Clarence Center

Labor Day means the fall is approaching, children are headed back to school and, of course, it’s time for the Clarence Center Labor Day Fair. The fair, organized by the Clarence Center Fire Company Benevolent Association, is slated for Sept. More...

Editorials

New lunch guidelines are first step to creating healthier youth

Bee Editorial

While many of us cringe at the idea of the government interfering with our lifestyle, we don’t believe it’s a bad thing that the government is setting standards that will lead students to healthier foods.  More...

Spindle items

• WHAT DAY IS IT? — It’s always fun to research what bizarre holidays and commemorations have been instituted. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 1, 1887   On Saturday last, Aug. 27, Mr. John Wiedman, an old resident aged eighty-two years, passed from this life to the other side. He was buried at the Clarence Center Cemetery on Tuesday, Revs. More...

Police Blotter

Man passes out after drinking on the job

Saturday, Aug. 18  A suspicious vehicle was reported on Countryside Drive. The caller felt that there might be a drug deal being made. Patrol spoke to the owner of the vehicle. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.My husband and I also bought and paid for a house in Clarence. We keep our yard neat and tidy and pay our taxes on time. More...

Education

On the Campus

Erika Pelczynski of Clarence Center was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, traditional, from the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University.  More...

Sports

Football team looking to diversify offensively

While it certainly wasn’t one-dimensional in 2011, Clarence’s football team did rely more heavily on its ground attack when it had possession of the ball — with a running back in the mix like then senior Michael Gelz, an All-WNY Thi More...

Red 10U softball finishes year with solid tourney appearance

The Clarence Red 10U travel softball team recently ended a successful first season at the Clarence Tournament, despite getting of to a slow 0-3 start in pool play.  More...

THEY KNOW HOW TO WIN

— The Buffalo Knights recently repeated as Cooperstown “A League of Our Own” Tournament champions after going undefeated in eight tournament games en route to their third Cooperstow More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Cystic Health group to hold meeting   Women Interested in Cystic Health will hold a membership tea from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Park Country Club, 4949 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For additional information, call 652-0375. More...

Business

Clarence Hollow Jewelers is ‘Married to Perfection’

Clarence Hollow Jewelers has been a supreme source for fine jewelry in Western New York since 1991. As a family business, they take pride in their work from the jeweler’s bench to the showroom. More...

Clarence Community & Schools Federal Credit Union 2012

Clarence Community & Schools Federal Credit Union (CCSFCU) has been serving the com- munity for more than 57 years. We are here to be your primary financial institution with dozens of serv- ices to meet the needs of you and your family.  More...

David DeMarie holds open houses through end of September

It all starts at David DeMarie, whether students sing and dance as tots on stage for the first time, bop to the pulse of MTV tunes in a hip-hop class, feel the grace of a ballet class or experience the excitement of competition.  More...

School meal portion sizes changing

USDA requiring alterations to menus

When students purchase meals at school this year, they will receive less of some food items and more of others.  The change to the portion sizes is prompted by new requirements set forth by the U.S. More...

Planning Board charged with reviewing proposal for new Main Street subdivison

Lou Visone Jr. has requested preliminary concept review of a proposed major subdivision on the north side of Main Street between Thompson and Goodrich roads.  More...

Medals awarded for World War II service

It took about 70 years, but medals for service were finally awarded to World War II veteran Rebecca Chung.  Rep. More...

Local News

MINIATURE GOLFER

— Judy Sealander watches her daughter Marissa, 7, putt a golf ball during Kruzin 4 Kids car and motorcycle show held Saturday at the Eastern Hills Mall. More...

CHS student shows skills in Junior Olympics

In seventh grade, Giovanna Fasanello decided to try out for field hockey, a sport her sister played, and fell in love with it.  In the beginning of the month, the Clarence High School junior had the opportunity to play in the Amateur Athletic Un More...

Proposed Thruway toll hike under fire

Local and state officials are taking to task the New York State Thruway Authority over proposed toll hikes on commercial trucks.  In May, the Thruway Authority announced a 45 percent average toll increase for certain commercial vehicles, which i More...

Letters to the Editor

Varsity is risky for younger athletes

I am very perplexed by the Clarence school policy regarding eighth-graders playing varsity. It was recently revised to supposedly make it very unusual for eighth-graders to play varsity. More...

Town should support ice rink

I’m writing in response to the (column) by Dave Hartzell regarding volunteer groups in the Town of Clarence. More...

Obituaries

Mary Del Fotch, administrative assistant

A memorial service was held for Mary Del Fotch, 57, of Greenbelt, Md., formerly of Clarence, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. More...

Death Notice

MATHEIS, Joan E. (nee Adrian), of Clarence, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. She is survived by two sons, Lee and Rick Weitz; two daughters, Renee Ceglia and Wendy Kelkenberg; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jack Adrian. More...

Lifestyles

Turntables vs. iTunes

A battle of preference

To Kelly Mordaunt, it’s a generational thing.  “I’m an analog person. I’m a record collector,” said the 32-year-old store manager of the Record Theatre location in the University Plaza in Amherst. More...

Volunteers sought for Labor Day Fair

Community service volunteers, both students and adults, are sought for the Clarence Center Benevolent Association Labor Day Fair, to be held on Sept. 1, 2 and 3. Contact Dennis Raquet at 908-5662 to learn more. More...

Town of Clarence Youth Bureau

Job Opening  The Town of Clarence Youth Bureau has an opening for a youth activities leader, regular part time, provisional. The applicant must be a Town of Clarence resident. The pay is $10.77 per hour. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 30  Insects of the Night — Search for moths and other insects attracted by light and scent, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. More...

Art

thurs. 30  Gerald Mead Exhibit Tour — Enjoy this tour by Gerald Mead of “Fifty at Fifty: Select Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection,” 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Literature

thurs. 30  Hold Your Piece: A Play — Dramatic reading with Jerome Joseph Gentes and David Granville, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at BUA Theatre, 119 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo; $. 886-9239, www.buffalobua.org   More...


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