Weekly Feature



April 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Greenhouse, nursery plans get closer look

Lavocat Family Nursery’s planned expansion from its current location on Heroy Road in Clarence Center to a new facility at 8441 County Road is headed to the Town Planning Board amidst concerns from neighbors who attended the March 27 Town Board More...

Editorials

New funds for district should go back into schools

Bee Editorial

New dollar amounts for state aid to school districts have been announced in the wake of last week’s adoption of a budget by the State Legislature.  Clarence is receiving more than it had originally anticipated, and while it’s not so More...

Spindle items

• NIAGARA PRODUCE — Niagara County Produce has been a part of my family’s life for as long as I can remember.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 5, 1888   Mrs. G. Hilges died at the age of eighty-four years, five months and twenty-six days. She woke her husband and told him to get her a cup of coffee and something to eat. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.For the second time this school year, the high school vocal concert has been accompanied by a noisy baby. It was inappropriate enough to bring a baby to something like this, but downright rude not to leave when the baby continued to be noisy. More...

Obituaries

Jannetje Hammer, accessibility advocate

Jannetje “Janny” Hammer (nee Kop), 89, of Clarence, died Saturday, March 23, 2013.  A native of the Netherlands, Mrs. More...

Death Notice

MILLER, Donald V., of Clarence, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013. He worked for Underwriters Laboratories for 30 years, was a 30-year member of the Clarence Senior Center and a 50-year member of Clarence Presbyterian Church. Mr. More...

Sports

Girls lacrosse team beats Amherst in overtime

Clarence’s girls lacrosse team made its first foray outside March 26 for its season opener against Amherst, and after three weeks of gym-only practice found a way to squeak out a 10-9 overtime victory over non-league foe Amherst.  More...

Boys lacrosse squad wins opener

A dominant first half allowed Clarence’s boys lacrosse team to set the tone early in its season opening 7-3 conquest of Frontier March 27.  More...

Spring sports previews continue next week

The Bee will continue previewing the spring sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the baseball and softball teams. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Brothers of Mercy training RN assistants   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 5-sun. 7   More...

Family Activities

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Literature

thurs. 4  Kick-off for the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair — Fiction reading with Starcherone prize winners for “Innovative Fiction,” Jonathan Callahan and Sarah Falkner, 8-11 p.m. More...

New school aid leaves Board with tough choice

Adjusted numbers for school aid were announced in Albany last week and Clarence stands to benefit more than previously anticipated.  (See editorial on page four)  But the $269,000 in additional funds headed to the district is not enough to More...

Bluebird trail coming to three locations across town

As birds begin to return from down south after a long winter in warmer climates, some Clarence residents are getting excited for a new project that will help improve breeding conditions specifically for bluebirds in town.  More...

Local News

Artist takes metallic spin on watercolor

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Watercolor painting typically evokes thoughts of delicate flowers and peaceful scenes of nature. While artist Kathleen E. Dworak enjoys painting that subject matter, she has also taken to a less conventional spin on the medium.  More...

Rollover accident stalls Transit Road

A three-vehicle accident on Transit Road in Clarence on Saturday afternoon left traffic at a crawl for nearly an hour.  More...

Buffalo woman charged with aggravated DWI

A Buffalo woman was arrested on March 27 on a charge of felony aggravated driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop on Main Street in Clarence.  According to information from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Racheal Warters, 29, More...

Letters to the Editor

Day in the Park needs your help

The Clarence Lions Club will be hosting “Day in the Park” on Saturday, June 29.  More...

Scoreboard doesn’t warrant complaints

I would like to address the concerns expressed by an anonymous person in the “Bee Heard” last week regarding the scoreboard for the Clarence High School softball field.  If there is any blame to go around you may direct the blame to More...

Praise due writer for ‘perfect’ story

When I was asked to contact Erika Carlson a few weeks ago to speak with her about a story she was working on regarding Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, it was never my intent to disclose that I, in fact, had the disease.  More...

Education

Clarence ballet school makes strides in competition

The saying “Dance like no one is watching” is no longer pertinent for some of the dancers from Classical Ballet of WNY in Clarence. For the past two years, they have danced -— quite literally — before the whole world.  More...

BOCES honor society inducts Clarence students

Ten students from the Clarence Central School District were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on March 14 at Maryvale High School in Cheektowaga. More...

District hosting information session for UPK

Following the announcement of secured funding from Albany last week, Clarence Central School District announced it will have approximately 90 openings for its Universal Prekindergarten program this fall.  More...

Lifestyles

Dining Out for Life

Restaurants and hungry residents will be teaming up throughout the area on Tuesday, April 9, to raise money for Evergreen Health Services, which provides a variety of services, including many to those affected by HIV and AIDS. More...

Boy Scout Troop 93 sets spaghetti dinner

Boy Scout Troop 93 will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Clarence Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main St. Dinners are $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 years and younger. 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

Family business makes perfect sense

Growing up in the jewelry business had its perks for Ryan Walerowicz, none of which may have been more important than learning how to treat customers.  “My mother and father own Ross and Company [Jewelers] in Hamburg, so I kind of have be More...

Community Services announces new board members

Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled has named Karen Silver of Clarence Center and Stephen Mayo of East Amherst to its Support Foundation’s Board of Directors.  More...

Employee handbook and EPL of great value

During the past few years, the Chamber has been very fortunate to have had several student interns, from Clarence High School and Medaille and Trocaire colleges.  Two of our most recent interns from Trocaire worked primarily on an employee handb More...


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