Weekly Feature



December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Ledgeview plants trees to make classrooms tolerable

For years, students and faculty on the east side of Ledgeview Elementary have had to deal with incredibly bright, direct sunlight making their classrooms uncomfortable.  “All the windows on that side get the sun and it’s really hot, More...

Editorials

Even with security protocol, it’s tough to combat a killer

I n light of last week’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., many are trying to figure out what could have been done to prevent the attack and better protect the staff and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  More...

Spindle items

DIFFICULT DAYS — Like many of you, I was glued to news coverage of the shooting in Newtown last Friday.  I kept a live feed on the headset at my computer while trying to complete other work tasks, periodically checking in on video whenever More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 22, 1887   It is the general remark that we have one of the most accommodating postmistresses in the county, and we can only add that we have seldom seen her equal for celerity and accuracy. More...

Obituaries

Joseph B. Fornasiero, certified public accountant

Joseph B. Fornasiero, 70, of Clarence, died  Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.  Mr. Fornasiero was born in Buffalo and attended  Nichols High School. More...

Death Notices

GRABOWSKI, Walter V. Sr., of Clarence Center, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. He was a retiree of Delphi in Lockport, a member of the Holy Name Society, an usher at Our Lady of Peace and a Habitat for Humanity volunteer. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

’Tis the season

Winter months bring fun careers

The winter months can seem like a long stretch of bleak, cold weather. But as the season gets under way, an array of pleasurable activities and jobs come with it. More...

‘Gift of Warmth’ returns to Brothers of Mercy

The Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10570 Bergtold Road, and Brothers of Mercy Sacred Heart Adult Home, 4520 Ransom Road, are participating in the annual Gift of Warmth, a friendly competition among Western New York’s senio More...

Bee Senior News

The Clarence Senior Center is located at 4600 Thompson Road. Contact the Center at 633-5138 to sign up for activities. More...

Entertainment

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Family Activities

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Walking Tours

thurs. 20  Reinstein Woods Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski — This 3- to 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

— Castellani-Andriaccio student Alex Pusateri, 6, of Clarence Center performs during a guitar concert held at Bristol Village Saturday afternoon. More...

Security procedures in spotlight in wake of tragedy

Newtown and Clarence are not that different. Both towns are fairly affluent, large city suburbs. Both have close to 30,000 residents. Both have approximately 6,000 school children. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

VP retires from fruitful career at BEST Center

From the U.S. Air Force to the classroom, Jerry Kozlowski has had a whirlwind career over a span of 42 years.  After spending 25 years in the Air Force, Kozlowski settled down in Clarence and became an executive at Tops Friendly Markets. More...

WINTER CONCERT

— Cellist Taylor Stefanik, left, and Rebecca Stock perform with the eighth-grade orchestra during Clarence Middle School’s “Our Winter Concert” on Thursday. More...

Roxberry plans revisited

Regency Builders, LLC received the green light to proceed with environmental-quality reviews for its proposed expansion of the Roxberry subdivision off Helenwood Drive at the town planning board meeting Dec. More...

Police Blotter

Woman’s vehicle mysteriously re-parks self

Saturday, Dec. 8  A 20-year-old male from Clarence was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after he was stopped on Goodrich Road for a traffic violation. He was released on an appearance ticket.  More...

Education

Christmas comes for all students at Clarence Middle

Christmas is often a time of joy and jubilation for children. More...

Providing debt relief to college students

Approximately 1.6 million Americans carrying student loan debt may benefit from the new federal program, “Pay as You Earn.”  More...

Sports

Indoor track athletes already making marks

Clarence’s indoor track team made the most of its opportunity to compete at a top-notch facility Saturday, as a number of Red Devils already made reservations for the Section VI championships by virtue of their respective performances at the It More...

RUNNIN’ WITH THE DEVILS

— Clarence’s Bryan Jost sprints down the court towards the basket during the Red Devils’ 67-44 loss to Williamsville North Friday. More...

Rifle team off to 3-0 start

Clarence’s rifle team — the defending Section VI champion and state runner-up, by a mere four points, in air rifle competition — has already shown that it has the potential to return to West Point this winter despite losing four key More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

BPO, Buffalo Chamber to offer scholarships More...

Business

Showroom creates look and feel of home for customers

Window replacement can sometimes seem like a daunting, complicated process for homeowners who need to explore their options.  More...

Hollow Association elects new officers for 2013

On Dec. 13, I had the pleasure of hosting our annual meeting for all those who belong to or wanted to hear more about our organization. More...

Krupa named to board at Brothers

Michelle Krupa of First Niagara has been named to the Brothers of Mercy Campus Foundation Advisory Board.  A certified professional insurance agent, Krupa has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry on both the agency and cons More...


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