Weekly Feature



September 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

New program combines veterans with sports

At first glance, the U.S. military and high school athletics in Western New York may not appear to have much in common, but that could soon change as one man’s idea comes to fruition.  More...

Editorials

Make safety, well-being of youth a priority

Bee Editorial

Streets are once again filled with yellow buses and thousands of children toting books, brown lunch bags and backpacks.  As school resumes on Thursday, Sept. More...

Spindle items

END OF SUMMER — Labor Day weekend may be the unofficial goodbye to summer, as school begins and September brings thoughts of fall.  It still felt pretty summery at the Clarence Center Labor Day Fair this past weekend.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 8, 1887   The author of “Grandfather’s Clock,” E.C. Bertrand, has stopped short, never to go again.  “Coonie” Klicker of Clarence is dead.  School opens well. More...

Police Blotter

Man discovered living in van in park

Note: Three bicycles have been turned in to the Sheriff’s Station at 6185 Goodrich Road during the past week. More...

Education

Academy of Finance prepares students for the future

It took several years to get Clarence High School’s Academy of Finance established. At a reception on Wednesday, Aug. More...

County grant available to firefighters pursuing higher education at ECC

The first class of Erie Community College students slated to receive their associate degree through the Firefighters Association of the State of New York Higher Education Learning Plan grant began classes in September.  Until recently, Erie Coun More...

Universal Pre-K program has openings

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

Lifestyles

Wedding features Renaissance style

Betsy Ross, who runs Betsy Ross Costumes on Main Street in Clarence, married her “knight in shining armor” on Saturday in a fairytale wedding, complete with Renaissance attire provided to participants and guests by the bride herself. More...

Guild laces event with history

The Amherst Museum Lace Guild collects, studies and creates lace. And on Sept. 8 it will give residents the opportunity to bring in some of their lace pieces to be examined. More...

YMCA accepting registrations for Turkey Trot race online

Registration for the 117th annual YMCA Turkey Trot, scheduled for Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22, is now available online. Participants may access www.ymcabuffaloniagara.org to register or gather additional information. More...

Business

Nominations sought for physician award

The New York State Academy of Family Physicians is seeking nominations for the 2013 Family Doctor of the Year.  This award is given on the basis of outstanding service to patients and community and devotion to family practice.  The physicia More...

Election scammers want your support

From robo-calls offering a “free cruise” for taking a political survey, to promises that President Obama will pay your bills, scammers are already preparing for this year’s Presidential election.  Better Business Bureau is advi More...

Wegmans freezes prices on staples

In reaction to the drought that has affected crops throughout the county and an expected rise in food costs, Wegmans has frozen its prices on dozens of products.  More...

Program provides college students with inside look at town government

Christian Andzel described the “watershed moment” of his internship with the Town of Clarence.  More...

STAYING AFLOAT

— Charles Murdough of Clarence Center, 6, spins while doing the “Walk on Water” activity on Saturday during the Clarence Center Fire Company Benevolent Association’s annual La More...

Local News

Candidates running for office in reconfigured districts

The November elections will be the first using the newly reconfigured state Senate and Assembly districts and U.S. congressional districts. More...

Raffle winner receives prize

Sara Leighton of Hamburg was the grand prize winner of the Clarence Rotary Club Foundation Porsche Raffle.  More...

Author writes Depression-era tale

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

The Great Depression comes alive in Margaret McMillen’s book, “The Novaks,” recently released through PublishAmeri ca.com.  The book focuses on a family of five children growing up in the Depression years of the 1930s, ’4 More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to soccer club for help

On behalf of the Johnson family, I’d like to express my gratitude toward the Clarence Soccer Club and all the families who graciously donated to the Johnson Relief Fund. More...

Help with suicide prevention efforts

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 9-15), we would like to use this time to encourage the public to learn more about suicide and ways to prevent it. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. I don’t believe that parking an RV on my property in any way states that I do not care about my neighbors or the Town of Clarence. I believe that if that were true, we obviously wouldn’t be living in Clarence. More...

Sports

Gridders win opener in Carrier Dome

Mark Armstrong showed off what a little confidence can do for a high school quarterback, as he aired the ball out for three touchdowns and a career-high 275 yards on 15-of-20 passing to help guide the Red Devils to a 34-33 win over Section III’ More...

Girls soccer beats Nardin in OT to get new coach first victory

Former Clarence girls soccer assistant coach Stephanie Stevens picked up her first victory as the Lady Red Devils’ new coach Saturday when Clarence knocked off Nardin in overtime, 3-2, to win the consolation game at its own annual Soccer Booste More...

Lineup turnover not enough to derail thoughts of sectional championship for boys soccer team

More often than not in the recent past, Clarence’s boys soccer team has been not only a contender for a Section VI championship, but for a state Class AA title as well — though the ultimate prize has eluded the Red Devils each time. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 7  Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Party — Event features Irish band the LeftOvers, along with Irish food and refreshments and Irish dancers, 7-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 6  Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, 121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Family Activities

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