Weekly Feature



May 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Ben Sauer dies, 5-year-old inspired WNY community

The bright-eyed, 5-year-old Clarence Center boy who galvanized the Western New York community to hope that even the worst diagnosis could be overcome with faith and hope has passed away.  More...

Editorials

It’s common sense: Lock your car door

Bee Editorial

Sometimes common sense isn’t all that common. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office and State Police based in Clarence routinely share reports — most often during the summer — on items stolen from vehicles. More...

Spindle items

• COFFEE BREAK — The story on the front page about the potential new Tim Hortons on Main Street at Westwood got me thinking about my own relationship with perhaps Canada’s most famous export. We have a Tim More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 23, 1889   More...

Police Blotter

Man with multiple warrants gets caught using alias

Saturday, May 10 • A 25-year-old woman was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop on Sheridan Drive. Her vehicle was towed, and she was released on traffic tickets. More...

Obituaries

Herbert A. Chaffee, Navy veteran

Herbert A. Chaffee, of Clarence, died Sunday, May 18, 2014.  Mr. Chaffee was a World War II veteran, serving in the Navy as a seaman first class. He served in the European theater and crossed the Atlantic Ocean 24 times. More...

Death Notice

GLASER, William J., of Clarence Center, died Monday, March 3, 2014. Mr. More...

Sports

Softball team clinches regular-season title

Clarence’s softball team pushed its winning streak to 11 games last week by posting three additional victories — including a 6-3 conquest of Orchard Park in Saturday’s league finale that sewed up the Lady Red Devils’ sixth con More...

Boys volleyball boosters award five scholarships

Seniors Jake Baran, Derek Burghardt, Brandon Hill, Ted Okon and Skyler Reinhardt were all recently selected as recipients of the ninth annual Clarence High School Boys Volleyball Scholarship, which is sponsored by the Clarence High School Boys Volley More...

Bienko breaks 35-year old record in girls track’s lopsided win over OP

Clarence’s girls track team scored in all but one event to dominate Orchard Park on May 13, 96-45.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

‘Flower Days’ continue at Farmers Market   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 22  Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Annual Meeting — Meeting will also feature “Olmsted’s Enduring Legacy” film presentation, 5 p.m. More...

Walking Tours

fri. 23  Evening Riverwalk — This 6-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. More...

Clarence Central School District election results

Proposition 1: BudgetYes – 2,670No – 786 Proposition 2: TransportationYes -2,454No – 999 Board of Education Election:Maryellen Kloss (win) – 2,558Tricia Andrews (win) – 2,505Matt Stock (win) – 2,471Richard Worling – 1,091  More...

Drive-thru layout issues stall project

A proposed Kenyon’s gas station at 8250 Main St., featuring a Tim Hortons drive-thru, was met with much opposition from neighboring homeowners when the project came up for a public hearing during the May 14 Town Board meeting.  More...

Nativity principal to retire after 40 years

They say that upper management sets the tone of the workplace, and in education, that role is often left to the school’s principal. More...

Local News

Coach to be celebrated by family, friends

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Clarence resident Tony Gagliardi will be turning 65 on Friday, and his family plans to celebrate in style by throwing him a party this weekend. More...

ARMED FORCES DAY

Members of the Clarence American Legion Post 838 color guard stand at attention along with others attending a flagpole dedication at Rock Oak Estates in honor of Armed Forces Day on Saturday.   More...

Clarence high school students travel to Italy

Five Clarence high school students took the trip of a lifetime over their spring break, when they traveled to Italy, performing as part of the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Put resident safety ahead of egress

Our young family lives on Greenhurst Avenue. We are writing to oppose the egress just east of Transit Road on Greiner.  Our family regularly walks, jogs and rides bikes on Greenhurst, Red Clover and Vista avenues. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Maybe the people who live on Eastbrooke Place, who wanted the convenience of living close to Transit Road but don’t want the side effects that come with it, should think about the rest of us who live in Clarence. More...

Education

Career camp set for middle-schoolers

Local middle school students will have an opportunity to explore what educational opportunities are available to them in high school through a weeklong summer camp offered by the Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services.  More...

Canisius High School posts honor roll

The following students from Clarence and Williamsville have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year at Canisius High School:  Honor Roll  Grade Nine   More...

Honor Roll

The Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart has named the following students from Clarence to its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 academic year: Anna Herberger, Alison Hickey, Adrianna Stumpff, Caitlin Marie Conway, Isabella Falsone, Bria More...

Lifestyles

Documentary aims to save soldiers with PTSD

A merican soldiers risk their lives for their country every day, often asking for nothing when they return but respect. More...

Clarence Kiwanis to host ‘Seafood Extravaganza’

The Clarence Kiwanis Club will host a “Seafood Extravaganza” from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Autism Services Inc., 4444 Bryant and Stratton Way. Tickets are $50 and can be redeemed for either a lobster or snow crab feast. More...

Let the rhythm, melody of life re-center you

I ’m no musician. More...

Business

Association looking forward to Hollow Fest

I f you were driving through the Hollow on Saturday, May 10, you probably noticed people busy doing cleanup along Main Street.  A big thank you goes to our new Clarence Hollow Association Hollow Keepers for doing this job, and for Kathy Yu for o More...

More Americans to start summer travel this Memorial Day

AAA Travel projects 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during Memorial Day weekend — a 1.5 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year.  More...

Hearts and Hands to host insurance presentation

Hearts and Hands, a not-for-profit, neighbor helping-neighbor organization serving individuals in Clarence, will host a presentation titled “60+ Health Insurance Options” at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, at its central offices, 50 John St. More...


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