Weekly Feature



June 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Day in the Park adds new preview night

Day in the Park has been a summer fixture in Clarence since 1982. This weekend the annual event is expanding to two days, aiming to provide the community with more time to celebrate all of the nonprofit and service groups that support Clarence. More...

Editorials

Legislators right in backing medical marijuana

Bee Editorial

The Senate and Assembly should be lauded for the passage of legislation that will make New York the 23rd state to allow medical marijuana. More...

Spindle items

• GRADUATION — Seniors at Clarence High School will celebrate graduation this Saturday at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 27, 1889   More...

Police Blotter

Missing boy sparks panic, found hiding in family’s car

Saturday, June 14  • Three 13-year-old boys were found trespassing on the North Bike Path at 3 a.m. They were all picked up by their parents.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.New school buses, really? I think we have enough buses if you count all the SUVs and mini vans that drop their kids off at school every day. More...

Obituaries

Wilford M. Roth, golf course owner

Wilford M. Roth, 86, of Akron, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  Mr. Roth grew up in Clarence, where he attended Parker High School and also worked on the family’s dairy farm.  While in his youth, Mr. More...

Janet W. Pfoltzer, volunteer

Janet Walker Pfoltzer, 90, of Clarence, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014.  Born in Oklahoma, Mrs. Pfoltzer earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, where she was a member of the Honor Society and Kappa Alpha Theta. More...

Ralph J. Siracuse, electrical engineer

Ralph J. Siracuse, 76, of Clarence, died Sunday, June 15, 2014.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Siracuse graduated from the University at Buffalo in 1960, with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. More...

Lifestyles

Redcoats on Main Street

An inside look at re-enacting

Sweat is soaking through the inner layer of your 17 pounds of wool clothing. Your back is sore from sleeping on the damp ground in a smelly canvas tent, and the 20 pounds of weapons and equipment you’re toting isn’t helping. More...

Flea market, bake sale planned at Senior Center

The Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, will host a flea market and baked goods sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28. Vendors will be set up both indoors and outside, and this will be a rain or shine event. 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

Village to provide Social Security satellite site

A Social Security satellite site will open at Village Hall, located at 5565 Main St., according to Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa and U.S. Rep. More...

Whelan named executive director of small business division with Amherst Chamber

Clarence resident Kim Whelan has been appointed executive director of the Small Business Division with the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. More...

Former Clarence resident heads D.C. Bar Association

Former Clarence resident Christopher Zampogna was installed as president of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia on June 13 at Washington’s Mayflower Hotel.  More...

Lapp-Reigel farm a reminder of town’s agricultural heritage

Tucked away on about 14 acres of farmland off Greiner Road, the Bishop Lapp-Reigel farmstead, with its scenic countryside vistas surrounding the main house and signature Pennsylvania German style barn, has been a fixture in Clarence since the 1830s. More...

On cusp of retirement, faculty reflect on careers

Every June as the final school bells ring throughout the district, some members of the Clarence faculty and staff say goodbye one last time as they enter retirement. More...

Local News

Alzheimer’s Association to kick off walk fundraiser in Clarence

Brennan’s Bowery Bar, 4401 Transit Road, will host the annual Walk kickoff party for the Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter from 5 to 7 tonight.  The kickoff provides ways to learn more about the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s More...

News Brief

The Town of Clarence Ethics Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 9 has been cancelled. The next meeting will take place at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 in the Kathleen Hallock Conference Room at Town Hall, 1 Town Place.   More...

Legislators speak on medical marijuana passage

On Friday, state legislators passed a bill to establish a medical marijuana program in New York State. The legislation now awaits the governor’s signature. (See editorial on page four) More...

Letters to the Editor

Bonds make most sense for district

The Clarence School District Citizen’s Advisory Task Force on Facilities recently completed a very thorough and thoughtful examination of the district’s elementary school building configuration as well as its capital improvement needs.&nb More...

Support bonds; repair buildings

I am the parent of two children who attend Ledgeview Elementary School. For all the excellent academics that are taught under the roof you may be surprised about the amount of disrepair outside and inside the walls of the school.  More...

HollowFest returns to park next week

As President of the Clarence Hollow Association, I would like all the readers to know that the association is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community. More...

Education

On the Campus

Clarence resident Luke Martin has been named to the dean’s list at Morrisville State College for the spring 2014 semester.  More...

News Brief

Adrienne LaGier Forgette, a 1997 graduate of Clarence High School, has accepted a position as a communications instructor at Darlington School, a co-ed day and boarding school in Rome, Georgia.   More...

Sports

Harris repeats as All-Bee Softball Player of the Year

Many times this season Moriah Harris was unable to show off her hitting skills because she was walked by opposing pitchers.  The Clarence senior drew a single-season school record 22 walks. Over half of the walks were intentional.  More...

Baseball all-stars named next week

The Bee will announce its third annual All-Bee Baseball Team in next week’s edition. More...

Buczkowski wins Pitcher of the Year honors again

Katrina Buczkowski was a dominating presence on the mound for the Clarence softball team so it’s not a surprise that the majority of the coaches in the Bee’s coverage area voted the senior as the All-Bee Pitcher of the Year for the second More...


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