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February 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Both sides of gun control need to be debated

Bee Editorial

With the debate over gun control being a hot-button issue in the wake of the tragedies in Newtown, Conn.; Aurora, Colo.; Oak Creek, Wis.; and elsewhere, the need for some government reaction to the problem was both expected and necessary.  Gun v More...

Spindle items

ON SHOPPING — Earlier this week I was invited by my mom to stop in on my way home from work to meet up with her and my sister at a local bridal boutique as she — my sister that is — would be trying on the wedding gown that she had o More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 23, 1888   A caucus of prohibition electors and friends of temperance has been called at the office of Dr. C.W. Howe in the village of Clarence on Monday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m.  Mr. Wm. More...

Police Blotter

‘Suspicious’ man caught trying to find phone in snow

Saturday, Feb. 9  A 19-year-old male was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol and possession of marijuana after deputies stopped his vehicle on Main Street.  A 25-year-old male was stopped for a lighting violation on Transit Road. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Hey, local politicians, please help the county find some money in the budget this year to repair Connor Road correctly (drainage, striping, not just patches).  .I’m a volunteer fireman, and I’m thinking of turning in my badge and ge More...

Education

On the Campus

The following Clarence residents were named to the Dean’s List at Daemen College for the fall 2012 semester: Katharine Bull, Aman Shamaa, Emily Valone  More...

In the Military

Air Force Airman Natalie A. Malloy, a 2004 graduate of Clarence High School, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. More...

UPK program to begin contacting families in April

The Clarence Central School District Universal Pre-kindergarten Program anticipates 90 openings for this coming year, aligned with continued state funding for UPK in 2013-14.  UPK classrooms are located in community-based, early-childhood progra More...

Lifestyles

FLAIR FOR THE Middle East

Book introduces cooks to new kind of recipes

Like most good food does, hers began with love. Seven years ago, Faith Gorsky married a man with a Palestinian father and Syrian mother. The mother cooked, true to her culture, phenomenal Middle Eastern food for her family. More...

Clarence Public Library Calendar of Events

Story Programs  Toddler Time for ages 2 and 3 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25. Registration is required, and a caregiver must remain with the child during the program.  More...

Town of Clarence Youth Bureau

Just for Boys  More...

Business

Fresh Air Fund providing opportunities for children to spend summer in suburbia

Founded in 1877 by a Pennsylvania minister, the Fresh Air Fund was started as a means for children to find relief from New York City’s concrete jungle filled with noise and pollution during hot summers.  The chance to play outside, to go s More...

Town official to look at Hollow business climate

The Clarence Hollow Association is not only working to beautify the Hollow, but is also extremely interested in bringing new business into the Hollow.  At our last board meeting, we invited the newly appointed Town of Clarence economic developme More...

Events

Passport Day set for March 9 at Buffalo facility   More...

Families mark anniversary of crash by lobbying Congress, FAA for air safety

Family members and friends of the victims of Flight 3407 spent two days in Washington, D.C., last week pushing for legislators to pressure the Federal Aviation Administration to put in place overdue provisions from the Airline Safety and FAA Extensio More...

Local News

‘Retiree’ Anderson keeps seniors on the go

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Robert Anderson decided to retire from his position as a sales representative for Keebler in 1995 after 22 years with the company, but he didn’t stay out of the workforce for long. More...

Relocation of landscaping business raises concerns

The potential owner of a 35-acre vacant lot at 7615 Goodrich Road wants to build both a new home and barn structure to house his landscaping business on the property, but he met with some opposition at the Feb. 13 Clarence Town Board meeting.  More...

Family care physician educates on adult illness

Shingles, otherwise known as adult chickenpox, is alive and well said Dr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Budget demands creative solution

Let me start by saying that most people would agree that the Clarence school system has a good reputation. However, why do you think that is?  Is it because the teachers work longer hours than most? More...

Pancake breakfast a success yet again

The Clarence Lions would like to thank all those who joined us for our pancake breakfast on Feb. More...

Obituaries

Edwin Pers, field planner

Edwin F. Pers II, 81, of Loudonville, N.Y., formerly of Clarence, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.  A member of Amherst High School’s graduating class of 1949, he worked for 35 years as a field planner for New York State Electric and Gas. More...

Death Notices

MUMM, Charles A., of Clarence, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. He is survived by one son, Richard; one daughter, Kathie Silvestri; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara M. More...

Sports

Boys hoops beats Lancaster in finale

Funk’s career-high 37 guides team’s effort

A slow start wasn’t enough to derail Clarence’s boys basketball team from its quest to close out the regular season portion of its 2012-13 schedule victoriously Feb. More...

Titans AAU basketball tryouts slated

The Buffalo Titans AAU boys basketball program will hold tryouts for its 2013 season on Wednesday, March 6, at Bishop Timon High School, 601 McKinley Parkway, Buffalo, and Thursday, March 7, at the Buffalo Niagara Court Center, 425 Meyer Road, West S More...

Hockey team demolishes Lockport in playoff opener

Going into Saturday’s boys hockey Federation Large Schools quarterfinal, chances were slim that Lockport would be able to pull off the upset of top-seeded Clarence; not only were the Lions winless, but they were without the services of their to More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Northtowns C.W.C. hosting vendor networking event   More...


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