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April 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Find groups that can recycle what you no longer want

Bee Editorial

With the temperatures beginning to creep above freezing this week, we know for many of you that spring cleaning will soon be under way.  More...

Spindle items

• PARKING BAN — When I was in my early 20s, I lived in a small, three-bedroom Cape Cod-style home in Amherst with my sister and multiple other roommates for a couple of years.  Each winter would bring the unbearable shuffling of vehic More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 4, 1889   “Doc” Lauffenberger, our popular barber, has moved to the corner of Main and Mill streets in Clarence Center. Mrs. Speer has returned to her old home, and Mr. Chas V. More...

Police Blotter

Man accused of stealing mom’s friend’s jewelry

Saturday, March 22  • Deputies responded to the Sleep and Wellness Center on Transit Road for an unruly patron. A woman was causing a disturbance. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.In regards to the employees of the Town of Clarence using their vehicles to stop and get a hot lunch, isn’t that better than having them drive the vehicles to the facility and use all that fuel? More...

Education

TALENT SHOW

Fifth-grade students Rachel Shifflet, left, Grace Geiger and Maygha Chaudhuri perform as the Bollywood Beats during Ledgeview Elementary School’s seventh annual talent show, held at Clarence High School on Friday.   More...

Harris Hill Carnival continues to support camp trip

Parents and students at Harris Hill Elementary School gathered for its yearly carnival on Friday night, helping to raise money to offset the cost of the annual fifth-grade trip to Camp Weona in Gainesville, N.Y.  Students held a basket auction a More...

Photo

Clarence High School’s Mock Trial team won a third consecutive Erie County Mock Trial tournament on March 19 at the Robert H. Jackson Federal Court Building in downtown Buffalo. More...

Lifestyles

Stepping up to the plate

With increased airtime, softball is becoming more popular

With spring training wrapping up for Major League Baseball players and fans, it might be time for baseball to step back and let its little sister sport shine.  More...

Sports presentation at the historical society

The Clarence Historical Society will host Budd Bailey, author of “Today in Buffalo Sports History,” for a presentation about Western New York’s athletics heritage at 7 p.m. More...

Bee Senior News

Calendar of Events   Volunteer Meeting  More...

Andrews announces candidacy for School Board

Clarence will have three Board of Education seats up for election this May, as the terms of Trustees Maryellen Kloss and Julie Ann McCullough and board President Michael Lex are set to expire.  More...

Potential popular drive-thru raises board concerns

A new Kenyon’s convenience store and gas station outfitted with a Tim Hortons Express drive-thru could be coming to the northeast corner of Main Street and Westwood Road in Clarence.  But that’s not before residents of the surroundin More...

Local News

Clarence HS grad to serve nation in natural disasters

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Emily Casell trusted her intuition when she accepted the offer to serve with the Federal Emergency Management Agency Corps through the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps.  More...

Blood drive at Eastern Hills

State Sen. Mike Ranzenhofer will partner with Unyts — the Western New York organ, eye, tissue and community blood center — for a blood drive from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Buffalo Bills fans remember team’s only owner

Ralph C. Wilson Jr.: 1918-2014

A celebration and remembrance of the life and legacy of Ralph C. Wilson Jr. will be held in the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse this weekend.  The event is set for 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Curricula debate process worked

The letter from Gene and Becky Florentino in the March 19 issue of The Clarence Bee grossly misrepresents what took place at the March 10 School Board meeting. Perhaps they wish more people sharing their viewpoint had attended. More...

Outsourcing bus services won’t save

Let me get the facts out about cost savings to the school budget by contracting out buses.  First, most drivers are considered full time/part time, meaning fewer than six hours per day. More...

Obituaries

Douglas Volgenau, admiral, U.S. Navy

Douglas Volgenau, 76, formerly of Clarence, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014.  Mr. Volgenau was raised in Clarence and attended Amherst Central High School through sixth grade. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with the class of 1959.   More...

Richard A. Runfola, VP, Bailey Slipper Shop

Richard A. Runfola, 53, of East Amherst, died Friday, March 28, 2014.  Mr. Runfola was born on May 30, 1960. He graduated from St. More...

Death Notices

SHAHAN, Judith A. (nee Sluterbeck), of Clarence Center, died Sunday, March 23, 2014. Mrs. Shahan is survived by her husband, Paul E.; two daughters, Manda Rodems and Margaret Schuster; four grandchildren; and one sister, Jan Rust. More...

Sports

Midfield strength to guide boys lacrosse team

To be successful in lacrosse, a team obviously must be able to put the ball in the opposition’s net and prevent the opposition from returning the favor.  Just as important as the two ends of the field, though, is the middle — which i More...

Many new faces will dot Lady Red Devils’ lax lineup

There may not be a large number of returning starters on this year’s girls lacrosse team at Clarence, but that doesn’t mean the Lady Red Devils’ opponents should overlook them — not if they don’t want to look foolish, th More...

High School Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 3 Boys lacrosse:  at Lockport, 5 p.m. Girls lacrosse:  Lancaster, 4:45 p.m. Friday, April 4 Baseball:  Williamsville North, 4:45 p.m. Softball:  Hamburg, 5 p.m. Boys tennis:  at E More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Choir concert scheduled at Clarence Presbyterian   More...

Business

Chamber’s spring, summer events heating up

The calendar reminds us that spring has finally arrived, and along with it come some great events planned by the Clarence Chamber of Commerce.  More...

First Book-Western New York to distribute books literacy

First Book-Western New York will assist nine literacy programs in Western New York that serve children in need of new books.  More...

Montante joins Community Foundation board

Clarence resident Alex Llugany Montante has joined the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s Board of Directors for the 2014–18 term.  More...


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