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December 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Dobson’s choice shows importance of donor registry

Bee Editorial

The acknowledgment of thanks and gratitude by Unyts and CryoLife last week of State Trooper Kevin Dobson’s choice to become an organ and tissue donor serves as a reminder of how critical it is for us to take the time to seriously contemplate be More...

Spindle items

• POLAR EXPRESS — Model train sets are synonymous with Christmas trees, and perhaps no movie exemplifies that better than “The Polar Express.”  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoDec. 27, 1888 More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

KADER, Patricia A. (nee Maier), of Clarence, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Mrs. Kader is survived by her husband, Edward J.; two daughters, Barbara Edbauer and Alison Struebel; two sons, Edward J. More...

Education

Nativity book drive a success, but more needed

National Junior Honor Society students at Nativity of Mary School in Clarence have been helping collect and distribute books to children at Buffalo Public School 89 throughout 2013.  Now they are looking for help from the community in order to c More...

Lifestyles

Filling in 100 years of crossword puzzle history

Tracing back to ancient times, word squares were found in the ruins of Pompeii. Though difficult to compose, in 19th-century England word squares had become the basis for primitive crossword puzzles.  More...

NAWBO sets January meeting

The National Association of Women Business Owners will host its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Windows on the Green at Westwood Country Club, 772 North Forest Road, Amherst. Networking runs from 5:30 to 6 p.m. with dinner to follow. More...

Library Calendar

Story programs  More...

Clarence home sale nets big donation for Make-A-Wish

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western New York is going to be able to grant a few extra holiday wishes this year thanks to Clarence-based Natale Builders. More...

Dobson’s decision to donate to be honored during Rose Parade

When New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson died in the line of duty while issuing a traffic ticket on Interstate 290 in Tonawanda in March 2011, he never could have known how much his choice to become an organ donor would impact the lives of others. More...

Local News

County parks provide variety of winter activities

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is emphasizing the numerous wintertime recreational activities available at Erie County parks and encouraged residents to take some time during the upcoming holidays to enjoy the natural beauty of their nearest co More...

GIFT OF LIFE FROM SANTA

Santa’s Elf, Jane Dey, assists as Aaron Dey, dressed as Santa, donates blood during a blood drive sponsored by Rock Oak Estates on Saturday at a Unyts Neighborhood Collection Center set up at Eastern Hills Mall. More...

Fourth year most successful for Corwin coat, clothing drive

The past month, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin sponsored her fourth annual winter coat and clothing drive.  More...

Police Blotter

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2013 are reprinted here. More...

Neighbor irked about snow pushed onto his property

Saturday, Dec. 14  • A 25-year-old man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in the third degree and driving an uninspected vehicle following a traffic stop on Harris Hill Road.  More...

Sports

Boys hoops wins Amherst tourney, starts year 4-0

Clarence’s boys basketball team kicked off its 2013-14 campaign by claiming a third consecutive championship at the annual Amherst Tip-Off Tournament, knocking off the host squad for a second straight year, 62-60, in Dec. More...

Holiday alters submission deadline

With New Year’s Day falling on a Wednesday this year, the deadline to submit sports stories and/or photos for the January 1 edition is moved up to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27. Items received after that time will be held for the Jan. 8 edition. More...

HARRIS HITS A HOME RUN

Senior Moriah Harris, front row middle, recently signed her National Letter Of Intent to continue her softball career at Canisius College beginning with the 2014-15 school year.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Clarence Toastmasters invites new members   More...

Business

Better Business Bureau offers tips to consumers in wake of Target data breach

Target announced last week that its customers’ personal information may have been stolen during a data hack. More...

Beware of smartphone apps using your information

Smartphone applications can make life easier, putting dozens of useful tools in the palm of your hand. More...

Taste of Buffalo accepting applications

The Taste of Buffalo — a summertime food festival — is accepting online applications from restaurants, food trucks and wineries in Western New York.  The deadline to apply for the 2014 festival is Jan. 31. More...


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