Weekly Feature



April 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Blood drive reflects character of troop in mourning

Bee Editorial

Throughout the past week, we have seen countless tales of heroism and bravery in the wake of the Boston Marathon attacks.  Stories about how people leapt into action to help save injured spectators were followed by heartwarming tales of residen More...

Spindle items

• TESTS — When I was in grammar school, I vividly remember the annual CTBS tests — the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills — that we had to take.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 26, 1888   Farmers wanting Canada peas or six-rowed barley can get some very fine [varieties] of Mr. John Harmon of Vincentville.  The Clarence Center mills, O.F. More...

Police Blotter

Property damage caused by wind, not vandals

Saturday, April 13  • A stop sign was stolen from Gott Creek Drive. The Highway Department was advised.  • A resident of Golden Oak Circle reported that a small vehicle was driving slowly around the neighborhood. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It is very short-sighed to believe the proposed school budget is a mere $30/month. You can’t look at this year’s proposed increases in a vacuum.  More...

Education

Students choose to opt out of standardized tests

Mandatory state tests in English language arts for Clarence students in grades three through eight were conducted during three days last week and continue this week in math. More...

Clarence Center Elementary fixing up dilapidated habitat

Dedicated in 1996, the natural habitat area at Clarence Center Elementary was created with funds raised by students, the CCE PTO, grants and donations to provide an outdoor learning environment for children.  Parents and students completed the l More...

Lifestyles

Parker family’s legacy in good hands

The name “Do-ne-ho-geh-weh” may not be as prominent as others from this area’s past, but Ely Samuel Parker left a legacy that endures to this day.  That legacy is carried on by his great-great nephew, Al Parker, a South Buffalo More...

Youth Bureau presents information series

Each week, the Clarence Youth Board and Youth Bureau will provide information addressing current issues pertinent to youth and families. This week’s topic is teen driving:  More...

Library Calendar

Story Programs  Toddler Time for ages 2 and 3 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Mondays, April 29 and May 6, 13 and 20. A caregiver must remain with the child during the program.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Harris Hill Fire Ladies Auxiliary hosting breakfast   The Harris Hill Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the fire hall, 8630 Main St. More...

Business

NY Institute of Massage celebrates 20 years

Massage therapy has become an incredible source of opportunity for professionals nationwide over the past few decades either as a new career or to supplement their current income. That looks to be on trend to continue.  More...

Chief marketing officer recognized by peers

Clarence resident Rebecca Farbo, chief marketing officer for Phillips Lytle LLP, was recently honored by the Advertising Club of Buffalo with its Odysseus Award at the club’s 2013 Addy Awards at the Buffalo Museum of Science.  More...

Johnson to lead fundraising, recruiting at WSRC

The West Side Rowing Club has appointed Clarence resident Barbara Zarish Johnson to the newly created position of director of fundraising and recruiting.  The club is a nonprofit organization that hosts club, scholastic, collegiate and adult row More...

Eight candidates vie for Board of Ed seats

Eight candidates are running for two Clarence School Board seats in the May 21 election following the announcement in February that board members Elaine Diederich and Jean Ranney would not seek re-election. More...

Students dance night away in support of charity

Camp Good Days

Spring represents a time for celebration for students throughout the area. It’s a time for relishing the final stretch of classes and exams before the long summer off — a time for dancing. More...

Local News

S.A.D.D. encouraging prom promise

The Clarence High School chapter of S.A.D.D. — Students Against Destructive Decisions — is holding its Prom Promise Program during the school day on Tuesday, April 30.  More...

Armed Forces Week to include luncheon, military ball

The Western New York Armed Forces Committee has announced the schedule for the 53rd annual Armed Forces Week.  The opening ceremony will be held at 12:45 p.m. More...

PREPARING FOR THE WORST

— The Erie County Sheriff’s SWAT Team arrives on scene during the Clarence High School intruder drill on April 17. More...

Letters to the Editor

Budget reflects quality of district

The Clarence Board of Education has adopted a budget that provides an outstanding public education, which reflects the values and traditions of the Clarence community.  More...

Aides not to blame for budget woes

In response to Mr. Nieciepozeski’s letter that appeared on April 10, I am a teacher’s aide in the district and take exception to the statement that the way to solve the budget problem is to eliminate all the teacher aide positions. More...

Maintain district’s integrity with vote

I have lived in Clarence for 15 years, moving here when our son was ready for kindergarten. Now in college, he received a top-quality education that was enriched by extracurricular activities.  More...

Obituaries

Jannetje ‘Janny’ Hammer, gardener, accessibility advocate

Jannetje “Janny” Hammer, 89, of Clarence Center, died Saturday, March 23, 2013.  Born Jannetje Kop in Driebergen, Netherlands, she worked as a medical analyst following World War II and had her first bout with rheumatoid arthritis at More...

Death Notice

TABACZYNSKI, Richard L., of Clarence, died Sunday, April 14, 2013. Mr. Tabaczynski is survived by his wife, Barbara A. (nee Kukula); two sons, Richard A and David A.; four grandchildren; and one sister, Caroline Zardy. More...

Sports

Softball team wins Just Show Up tourney

Clarence’s softball team, long mired indoors thanks to the soggy spring that has been the complete opposite of last year’s warm and dry season, made up for lost time last week, posting a pair of league victories as a tune up for its run t More...

Boys track squad opens season on strong note

Clarence’s boys track team did exactly what coach Kevin McCuen was hoping it would in last week’s first two meets of the season, as the Red Devils defeated rival Lancaster in its league opener, 88-53, before defending its team title at th More...

Baseball team wins first two league games, moves to 5-0

Clarence’s baseball team maintained its perfect start to the season after diving into league play last week, improving to 5-0 overall following a pair of dominating performances against ECIC I competition.  More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 26  Up the Stairs Art Steps Out — Dual exhibition features the paintings, collage and other multimedia works of Daniel Rodgers and Scott Klaurens, April 26-May 1 at 464 Gallery, 464 E. Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. More...

Special Events

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Announcements

WHISKEY REVERB IS HARD ROCK RISING LOCAL WINNER — Hard Rock Rising local winners for the second consecutive year is Whiskey Reverb. Through May 1 is the fan voting period. More...


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