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August 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff’s Office to receive new bulletproof vests

Deputies in the Erie County Sheriff’s Office should be feeling a bit safer in the near future with the addition of 52 new bulletproof vests.  More...

Editorials

Tragedy reminds us to make responsible decisions

Bee Editorial

I n the past, The Bee has unfortunately had to report on numerous tragedies in which victims have been seriously injured or killed due to the actions of a person who was driving while intoxicated. More...

Spindle items

• ON THE SLIDE — I am filling in this week for Steve Jagord, who is taking some much-deserved time off. I returned from vacation myself a couple of weeks ago, but it wasn’t completely relaxing. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 15, 1889   Mrs. Lavina Atwell Fillmore, widow of the late Rev. Glezen Fillmore, who was cousin of the late ex-President Millard Fillmore, celebrated her 102nd birthday Tuesday at her quiet home in Clarence.  More...

Police Blotter

Issues with children vex multiple residents

Saturday, Aug. 2  • A resident of Clarence Center reported that items were missing from his house. The house is in the foreclosure process and has not been secured for some time.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am looking forward to the politically-correct response from NYSEG for its four-hour delay in getting to the shed fire that Harris Hill Fire Company monitored for nearly four hours. This should be good.  More...

Education

NIAGARA COUNTY FAIR WINNER

Clarence Center teen Matthew Spoth, 15, left, recently won Grand Champion 4-H Market Lamb at the Niagara County Fair. The lamb was purchased at the Niagara County 4-H Market animal auction by Peter Forrestel, right, of the Bank of Akron. More...

Buffalo Seminary prepares girls for education’s next step

Buffalo Seminary is the oldest school for girls in Western New York. While the school has a long history, the learning style the school implements keeps it on the cutting edge.  More...

Lifestyles

Martial arts provides exercise WITH KICK

Regardless of the season, there always seems to be a focus on exercising and staying physically fit. More...

Summer picnic slated at CCSFCU

Clarence Community & Schools Federal Credit Union will host its annual summer picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 9145 Sheridan Drive. Hot dogs and other refreshments will be served. More...

Howard-Notery

Rosa and Willie Howard of Graham, North Carolina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Howard, to Stephen Notery, son of Linda and Michael Notery of Williamsville.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

ABC Bel Canto Choir to host summer camp  More...

Business

Tee Shirt University connects fans to their teams

In 2009, the Western New York area was introduced to a new clothing store, providing all sports fans a connection to their favorite teams, professional and collegiate.  More...

Summer Theater continues with comedy/variety show

Nels Cremean of Buffalo-based In-Jest is an eccentric variety performer. He combines comedy with his expert balance and juggling skills. His comedy/variety show is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Chamber schedules August events

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce has several events planned for this month, with the first being the grand opening of the Kabab & Curry Restaurant from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

Free concert set at Brothers of Mercy

Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10570 Bergtold Road, Clarence, is hosting a free concert  tonight.     Bring a lawn chair or blanket and hear the country band West of the Mark, which  will perform from 6: More...

Planning Board clarifies open space zoning law

The Clarence Planning Board will be issuing proposed amendments to the town’s zoning law regarding open space design development following a discussion of the law during the board’s meeting on Aug. More...

Celebrating 75 years of love and devotion

A secret marriage became their strongest bond

After three weeks of rain, the sun appeared the day of Cora and Samuel Miller’s wedding on June 18, 1941. More...

Local News

Open house set for Sunday at Spruce Meadow Farm

Spruce Meadow Farm, located at 10333 Keller Road, Clarence, is holding an open house on Sunday, Aug. 17, to celebrate its 25th anniversary  The free event will be a family fun day of music, refreshments and pony rides. More...

Amherst man seeks to get people home safely

Designated driver business launches Aug. 22

For David Lipinoga, preventing people from driving while intoxicated is a personal pursuit.  Lipinoga wants to make sure that fewer lives are negatively impacted by a person’s poor decision. More...

CSEA, Erie County reach new contract

For the first time since 2006, workers in Erie County represented by the Civil Service Employees Association will have a new contract.  With voting taking place on July 29 and 30, members voted 985-655 to approve the agreement.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Scholarship donors keep memory alive

Every year as graduation approaches, seniors are deservedly awarded scholarships celebrating their achievements in various areas such us academics, music, art and athletics. More...

Arboretum seeking residents’ support

Are you looking for a beautiful place that’s peaceful and tranquil to spend an hour or two to relax? There is such a place in Clarence right in front of Town Hall — the Clarence Arboretum. More...

Obituaries

Virgil J. DeSimone, taught at Clarence Center Elementary

Virgil J. DeSimone, 82, of Clarence Center, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.  Mr. DeSimone served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. More...

Charles I Minneci, Army veteran

Charles I Minneci, 92, of Clarence, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.  Mr. Minneci served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a gunner radio operator and instructor on B-17 and B-29 airplanes.  During his military service, Mr. More...

Death Notice

THOMPSON, Carlton Emery, of Clarence Center, died Monday, July 21, 2014. Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Sue; three sons, John, Daniel and Ted; one daughter, Connie Pendl; 12 grandchildren; and one brother, Richard. More...

Sports

Lamm Post Baseball holds picnic, awards banquet

Lamm Post Baseball recently held its end-of-the-year banquet at the Lamm Post Grove.  Lamm Post enjoyed another winning season (16-12), qualifying once again for the District VIII American Legion playoffs where they were eliminated in the semifi More...

TCBA travel tryouts set

The Town of Clarence Baseball Association is opening up its upcoming tryouts for the 2015 season to non-residents.  Tryouts for each of its squads, from 9U through 16U, will be held from mid-August through early September at various sites throug More...

BEST IN THE WORLD

The Amherst Lightning ‘01 team won the 12U USSSA East World Series at Salisbury/Ocean City, Maryland. In a field of 64 teams from 10 states, they went 10-0, outscoring their opponents, 82-12. More...


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