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December 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Make volunteering your resolution

Bee Editorial

By next week, some readers may have already realized that they won’t be effective in keeping all their New Year’s resolutions. More...

Spindle items

• THAT WENT BY QUICKLY — Doesn’t it seem like Thanksgiving was just last week? The holidays fly by faster every year, and this year was no exception. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 2, 1890   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 2014 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter.   . More...

High winds set off alarms on Christmas Eve

Saturday, Dec. 20  • A burglar alarm was reported at an address on Margaret Drive. The alarm had been set off by the homeowner.  • A two-vehicle accident was reported on Goodrich Road. More...

Education

BEE CHAMPION

Ledgeview Elementary fifth-grader Reid Edmondson, center, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Friday. More...

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Students at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary School recently participated in a “Keep Christ in Christmas” coloring contest sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. More...

Lifestyles

Resolutions remain a New Year’s tradition

Flipping to the last page of a calendar often sparks a time of reflection on the trials and triumphs of the past 12 months.   More...

Women’s Club to host chili party and social

The Clarence Women’s Club will hold its annual chili party and social at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5. For more information and directions, call 310-7674.   More...

Youth Bureau Information Series

Each month, the Clarence Youth Board and Youth Bureau will provide information addressing current issues pertinent to youth and families. December’s topic: raising caring children.  More...

Students set out to meet ‘Sleepout’ fundraising goals

The Clarence High School Student council is preparing to host its 25th annual Sleepout to Benefit the Poor and Homeless Friday, Feb. 6, in the parking lot at the school.  More...

Bookstore a finalist for author James Patterson’s grant program

Monkey See, Monkey Do... Children’s Bookstore in Clarence was selected in the third and final round of the 2014 $1 million James Patterson grant program.  The bookstore proposed to launch a WNY Children’s Book Expo in 2015.  More...

‘Blue 4 Ben’ top news story of 2014

Many stories made headlines in town this year, but perhaps none had more impact than the story of the Sauer family as they navigated the ordeal of watching 5-year-old Ben succumb to terminal cancer.  More...

Local News

Health commissioner warns of dangers of e-cigarettes

The Erie County Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale Burstein, recently warned residents of the dangers of e-cigarettes.  More...

Poloncarz notes successes of 2014

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz noted numerous signs of progress around Erie County during 2014 in a holiday message to residents sent Friday.  According to a press release from Poloncarz’s office, those included further strengthening More...

State of the Town, Winterfest highlights of January for Chamber

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce will be busy after the new year begins with a full slate of townwide events.  It all kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 14, when the first A.M. Networking session of 2015 takes place from 8 to 9 a.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to Hollow party supporters

On Dec. 15, the Clarence Hollow Association held its annual meeting and Christmas party at the Clarence Town Park Club House. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding the veterans tax exemption vote, I think it’s unfair to pit students against veterans, because that’s really what you are doing. If people vote in favor of the veterans tax exemption, the school budget will be a disaster. More...

Obituaries

John James Jondle, electrical engineer

John James Jondle, 85, of Clarence, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.  Born in Otho, Iowa, he graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1947.  Mr. Jondle joined the U.S. More...

Death Notice

GEESE, Ronald G., of Clarence, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Mr. Geese is survived by two daughters, Darlene Rajapakse and Deborah Meyers; one grandchild; and one sister, Carol Peterson. A private service was held by the family. More...

Lauren A. Robison, educator

Lauren A. Robison, 94, of Clarence Center, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.  Mr. Robison worked as a teacher in the Buffalo area.  He also served in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a member of the A.J. More...

Sports

Record-setting performances highlight banner year

2014 in sports

Athletes from across Clarence put their best foot forward on multiple occasions throughout 2014, and many of them were rewarded with personal achievements that they will cherish for the rest of their lives:  January  More...

Clarence swimmers compete in quads

It was a competitive Friday at Clarence High School as the Red Devils played host to their second annual quad meet.  Clarence competed against Orchard Park, East Aurora and Starpoint in the Dec. More...

CALENDAR

Tuesday, December 30Boys basketball: Holiday Tournament (vs. TBA), 5 or 6:30 p.m.Girls basketball: at Orchard Park Holiday Tournament (vs. TBA), 12 or 1:30p.m.Wrestling: at Spencerport Tournament, 9 a.m. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Akron Masons issue open invitation   The Akron Masons are inviting any man interested in learning about their fraternity to a free dinner and information session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6. at the Masonic Lodge, 63 John Street, Akron. More...

Business

Tips to make holiday returns less stressful

As the holiday season winds down, many consumers will head back to the stores for returns. More...

ECC, community benefit from FASNY program

Until recently, students at Erie Community College were unable to take advantage of a New York grant program that allows volunteer firefighters to receive tuition reimbursement in exchange for first responder service.  More...

Baehre named director at Niagara Cerebral Palsy

Clarence resident Diane Baehre was recently promoted to director of program operations and quality assurance administrator at Niagara Cerebral Palsy.  More...


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