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November 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

PASS THE GRAVY, PLEASE

— First-grade students Nick Finch and Gretta Hauer enjoy their snacks during the Thanksgiving Feast held at Ledgeview Elementary School on Nov. 20. More...

Editorials

Developers need to bring practical plans to town

Bee Editorial

New residential development throughout towns such as Clarence is something that brings excitement for many.  More...

Spindle items

BLACK FRIDAY — As things wound down after dinner last Thursday, I could not comprehend entertaining the idea of getting in the car and going shopping for Black Friday deals.  While I understand the bargains are incredible and there are sav More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 1, 1887   Quite a ripple of excitement was stirred up in Clarence Center last week by the report that a couple of alleged horse thieves passed through here on Sunday, for whose arrest a reward of $75 had been offered. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why is it that when members of the Clarence Senior Center press the town about disputes concerning the Senior Center board, town officials say they can’t get involved, as the board is an independent, not-for-profit organization? More...

Sports

Girls basketball team preparing to rebuild

After losing seven seniors — four of whom were starters — to graduation off last year’s squad that finished 10-10 overall, Clarence girls basketball coach Erin Booker admits that the Lady Red Devils are facing the prospect of a rebu More...

Physicality, shooting touch apparent in boys hoops squad’s early outings

Clarence’s boys basketball team will boast a junior-heavy lineup for the 2012-13 season — but opponents would do well to not overlook the Red Devils’ youthful appearance.  More...

Boys volleyball holds team awards banquet

Clarence’s boys volleyball team officially put the wraps on its 2012 season recently when it held its annual team awards banquet.  More...

Kittinger project moves ahead, subdivision stalls

Plans for the adaptive reuse of a site next to Eastern Hills Mall were pushed through while plans for an adjacent — and controversial — cul-de-sac were tabled at the Nov. More...

Teacher evaluations outlined to Board of Education

Superintendent Geoffrey Hicks gave a detailed presentation on the Marzano teacher evaluation system implemented this year throughout the Clarence School District during the Board of Education meeting held Nov. 19 at Sheridan Hill Elementary.  More...

Local News

Actor returns for final performances as ‘Scrooge’

Each holiday season for the past 15 years, actor John Smeathers has traveled from his home in Manchester, England in anticipation of portraying a miserly character on stage.  Every November, Smeathers begins growing his muttonchops for his role More...

Lutheran church donates toy-filled boxes to charity

Along with many churches and organizations in the area, Zion Lutheran Church in Clarence Center participated in Operation Christmas Child this year.  More...

ICE TO MEET YOU

— Rebecca and Carson Warkenthien of Long Island watch as Joe Celmer from Ice Is Nice works on his ice sculpture during the merchant stroll in Clarence Center on Saturday. More...

Police Blotter

Man cleaning gutters mistaken for ‘prowler’

Saturday, Nov. 17  A 25-year-old male from Clarence was arrested for driving a vehicle with a suspended registration on Sheridan Drive.  Deputies responded to a report of shots fired on Jones Road. More...

Obituaries

Rev. Richard Sterling McConnell, former pastor, Clarence Presbyterian Church

The Rev. Richard Sterling Mc- Connell, 78, of Clarence, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, the day before his birthday.  Rev. More...

Death Notices

STEUL, Henry W., of Clarence, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Mr. Steul is survived by a son, Henry Steul IV; two daughters, Claranne Smith and Sally Depew; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. More...

Lifestyles

Extreme Couponing

Thrifty ways to save big on bills

Everyone loves a good bargain, but people who delve into extreme couponing take it to another level.  The phenomenon swept the nation two years ago with the debut of “Extreme Couponing,” a television show on TLC.  More...

Craft show, wreath sale to be held at church

The annual Craft Show & Wreath Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Harris Hill United Methodist Church, 8495 Main St., Clarence, at the corner of Harris Hill Road and Main Street. More...

Bee Senior News

The Clarence Senior Center is located at 4600 Thompson Road. For information on any programs, call 633-5138.   Calendar of Events  A Cabaret Christmas  More...

Business

Body by Vi challenge offers participants better health in 90 days

Tomasz Racult was overweight, overworked and unhappy with his life.  “I had a very poor diet,” said the East Aurora resident, who used to weigh 275 pounds and consumed junk food and numerous cups of coffee to get through his 12-hour More...

Chamber hosting business roundtable next week at library

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce will host a business roundtable from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. More...

Quota International elects new officers

Three new officers were elected to Quota International’s 17th District.  Quota International is an organization dedicated to assisting the hearing and speech impaired as well as disadvantaged women and children.  The 17th District co More...


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