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November 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Collins, Ranzenhofer are election winners

Chris Collins is the winner of the 27th congressional seat. More...

Editorials

With the election over, it’s time to move forward

Bee Editorial

The election of 2012 is now officially over. That means no more incessant political ads and no more seemingly endless coverage of rallies, speeches, debates and such. It seems nothing ever really changes when it comes to politics. More...

Spindle items

THIS IS IT — As many of you know, this is my last week as editor of The Clarence Bee. I’m moving to the Boston, Mass., area to pursue new challenges and opportunities. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 17, 1887   The president has designated November 24 as a day of thanksgiving and prayers. More...

Police Blotter

Offer of money makes boy’s father suspicious

Saturday, Nov. 3  A woman’s 18-speed bike was found abandoned along Ransom Creek off Miles Road. The bike was taken to the sheriff’s station on Goodrich Road.  A disturbance was reported on Main Street. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Well, here we go again. It appears the fire companies want more money. Some of these companies have hundreds of thousands of dollars in reserves, and they want more. More...

Education

THESE VISIONS DID APPEAR

— Haemi Nam, as Puck, left; Jamiee Carroll as Moth; Abigail Gjurich as Titania; Josh Wilde as Oberon; and Danielle Mazziotti as Cobweb, rehearse for Clarence High School Drama Club’s upco More...

Resident creates educational resources about refugee experience

Brittany Vesper of Clarence has been creating classroom history kits focused on refugees.  The project, which is part of her American identity in transition course at Buffalo State College, focused on four ways people become refugees: persecutio More...

Lifestyles

From the skies to paper

Last surviving Enola Gay member holds biography signing

Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk signs his name slowly, carefully, above a black and white photo of himself in his biography.  Maybe his pace is a result of his age — the World War II veteran and last surviving member of the Enola Gay More...

A realistic take on Thanksgiving

Native Americans attempt to eliminate stereotypes

The nameless, faceless, generic “Indians” sharing a meal with fearless Pilgrims.  That is the story so many of us have learned about the first Thanksgiving held in 1621 in Plymouth, Mass.  But historians say it wasn’t all More...

Community News

The Junior League of Buffalo is requesting proposals for its 2012-13 Community Assistance Small Grants Program. Qualified not-for-profit, 501(c)(3)-designated agencies are encouraged to apply. More...

Business

Gertie’s gives fresh take on comfort food

By giving fresh ingredients a modern twist, Gertie’s takes classic comfort food to a new level.  Beth Gross, owner of Gertie’s, said owning a restaurant had always been a dream of hers.  “I baked all my life and cooked, a More...

Land purchased for inLighten’s future expansion

Clarence company inLighten, a worldwide provider of digital media solutions, has agreed to purchase a 2.4-acre parcel from National Fuel Gas adjacent to its corporate headquarters at 9645 Wehrle Drive.  According to inLighten president and CEO D More...

Chamber holding Nov. 15 health insurance meeting

Clarence Chamber of Commerce will hold a health insurance open enrollment meeting on 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road.  More...

Farm Bureau provides a voice

The Erie County Farm Bureau’s mission is especially important given that the county has diverse agricultural industries and population, said Patrick Spoth, a member of the board of directors.  Statewide, there are about 30,000 Farm Bureau More...

Retired fire chief motivates first responders at seminar

The Clarence/Newstead Fire Chiefs Association hosted renowned motivational speaker and retired chief Bobby Halton on Saturday at Clarence Middle School. About 100 firefighters and first responders from across the county were in attendance. More...

Local News

Rath encourages participation in county budget survey

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, R-Clarence, is asking residents to participate in the 2013 budget process by completing a short, online survey that asks if they support a tax increase. More...

Clarence Center to host holiday merchant stroll

The local merchants of Clarence Center’s Four Corners and surrounding areas will be offering merchant specials and an old-fashioned day of holiday shopping with the help of Santa Claus and his elves.  More...

Holiday gifts being collected for Sandy victims at area locations

A community holiday gift drive is planned to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy in Far Rockaway, N.Y., and its neighboring communities.  Although the immediate needs are beginning to be met for the families of Hurricane Sandy, the holidays w More...

Letters to the Editor

Football teams need more creativity

What’s happening with the Clarence High School football program? This year, the teams seem to have faded away with no post-season schedule. This is a major change compared to previous years.  More...

Center election raises questions

It is that time of year again for selecting directors to the Clarence Senior Center board of directors. At the board meeting on Nov. More...

Kimbriel’s stories succinct, accurate

For the past four years I have told anyone who missed a Planning or Town Board meeting to read Andrea Kimbriel’s coverage in The Clarence Bee.  More...

Obituaries

Joseph D. O’Connor, retired farm worker’s advocate

Joseph D. O’Connor, 63, of Clarence, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.  Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mr. More...

Death Notice

McMULLEN, Neal O., of East Amherst, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Mr. McMullen is survived by his wife, Dolores (nee Marchinda); four sons, Neal, Gary, James and Mark; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, June Campbell. More...

Sports

North, OP dominate First Team selections

2012 All-Bee Girls Soccer

Williamsville North and Orchard Park’s girls soccer teams finished as the top two Section VI Class AA teams this year — the schools met for the playoff championship Nov. More...

Regional participants highlight First Team lineup

2012 All-Bee Boys Soccer

Williamsville East, East Aurora and Clarence all reached the Far West Regional round of the 2012 boys soccer playoffs, so it’s no surprise that players from those three schools make up a slight majority of the honorees on the inaugural All-Bee More...

All-Bee Football Team to debut next week

Following on the heels of this week’s All-Bee Soccer Team debut, The Bee will announce its inaugural All-Bee Football Team in next week’s edition. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Artisan show slated for Nov. 14 Dragonfly Studio & Salon at 8290 Main St., Clarence, will be hosting an artisan show from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. More...


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