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January 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Cooperation necessary for soccer club, town

Bee Editorial

The possibility of a new indoor soccer facility being built in Memorial Park has become a hot topic lately among many town residents, especially those who live in close proximity to the park.  More...

Spindle items

WINTERFEST — Winterfest is coming up at the end of the month, and Dawn Kinney, executive director of the Clarence Youth Bureau, is looking forward to more events this year than ever before.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 12, 1888   Last Monday evening, the “Peanut” train ran off the track near Clarence. No casualties so far, only it kept the train hands out all night.  More...

Police Blotter

Youth tries to avoid arrest by jumping in back seat

Saturday, Dec. 29  Deputies arrested a 25-year-old male on Transit Road. He was wanted on a warrant for violation of probation.  A suspicious vehicle was reported in the parking lot of a church on Sheridan Drive. Two subjects were talking. More...

Obituaries

Donald R. Yensan, Paul Harris Award recipient

Donald R. “Tiny” Yensan, 86, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Clarence, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Mr. Yensan graduated from Akron Central High School and went on to serve in World War II. More...

Robert R. Vehar, choral teacher

Robert R. Vehar, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Mr. Vehar developed and directed award-winning choruses at Clarence High School for 35 years. More...

Death Notices

JURUS, Walter “Wally” of Clarence, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

The road to gold...

Athlete prepares for Winter Olympics

A s a new year begins, Geoff Sitch will start preparing for the biggest competition of his life: the Winter Olympics. More...

Historical Society invites you to be part of history

The Clarence historical Society will be hosting an event to explore the making of “Images of Clarence” by Doug Kohler and Julianna Woite at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Town Park Clubhouse. 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...

Business

Bridals by D celebrates silver anniversary

For 25 years, Bridals by D has been dedicated to finding brides the perfect dress for their wedding day.  After several years of working as a buyer and manager in the bridal fashion industry, Denise Cullinan decided to open Bridals by D with her More...

Chamber events aplenty to kick-start 2013

Happy New Year to all from the Clarence Chamber of Commerce. We will host the State of the Town address luncheon at noon on Thursday, Jan. More...

EMS Group supports Buchholz fund

The employees of the EMS Group of Insurance Agencies celebrated the 2012 holiday season by giving to others.  More...

Hartzell reflects on first year, looks to future

Town Supervisor Dave Hartzell addressed residents and fellow Town Board members with a praise-filled reflection of his first year in office during the board’s organizational meeting on Jan. 2.  More...

Student combines economics, environment

Many college students dream of taking vacations to exotic places abroad or in the Caribbean just to get away from their books and responsibilities.  Some, however, get to do so in the name of education.  More...

Local News

SCOUTS’ HONOR

— Nicholas Prefontaine, left, and Jacob Townsend were honored for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony on Dec. 20 at Clarence Town Park Club House. More...

Three charged in 12 town, village burglaries

Police say men suspected of burglarizing 25 more properties

Amherst police on Monday arrested three Cheektowaga men in connection with 12 burglaries in the Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville.  According to Detective Lt. More...

Awards ladled out at third annual Soup Fest

Local restaurants went ladle to ladle on Sunday as they dished up their most delicious “spoonable” concoctions at the third annual Buffalo Soup Fest.  The event was held at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew and featured nearly 30 vendor More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the person who wrote about Conner Road, I also agree the Clarence Highway Department does a great job. Even though Conner Road is plowed by the Clarence Highway Department, it is a county road maintained by the county. More...

Education

Registration now open for ‘Pathways to Success’

Erie Community College’s “Pathways to Success” Pre-Collegiate Studies program will be starting its next session on Feb. 4, and registration is currently open to those interested.  More...

On the campus

The following students received scholarships at Clarkson University during the 2012-13 academic year:  Erin M Hughes of Williamsville, a freshman majoring in environmental engineering, received the Richard & Gina Weniger Memorial Endowed Sch More...

Sports

Wrestlers finish fifth at Union-Endicott Duals

Clarence’s wrestling team traveled to Binghamton’s Union-Endicott this past weekend to wrestle in what coach Jason Chase labeled “one of the biggest dual meet tournaments in New York State” — and the Red Devils easily ac More...

Boys swimming remains perfect after latest meet

Clarence’s boys swimming team kept its unblemished record intact Friday when it knocked off Jamestown, 119-65, to improve to 7-0 on the season.  More...

Boys’ team hits 10 threes in one-point win; Lady Red Devils use hot start to claim victory

Basketball

Clarence’s boys basketball team needed every one of its 10 three-point baskets for the game in its 77-76 victory over Williamsville North Thursday, as the Red Devils sweated out missed opportunities in a tense final 30 seconds of regulation to More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 10  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. 876-2884  Mike and Mandy — 9 p.m., The Irishman Pub & Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville; Free. More...

Comedy

thurs. 10  Actor, comedian and talk show host George Lopez will perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort’s Avalon Theatre, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. More...

Concerts

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