Weekly Feature



April 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Book sale next week to fund new library shelves

Members of Friends of the Clarence Public Library are gearing up for their spring book sale this year, with plans to use funds raised from the event to build new shelving for the library. More...

Editorials

Give back to community, join fire department

Bee Editorial

Hundreds of fire departments across New York State recently hosted open house events in an effort to boost recruitment numbers. The fifth annual RecruitNY campaign was held at various sites throughout Erie County.  More...

Spindle items

• SHOE TROUBLE — You know when you see a commercial for something and you think “that’s for old people,” then all of a sudden you’re purchasing that item for yourself? I had one of those moments this week.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 1, 1890 Mr. Chas. Helwig had a rather serious runaway last Saturday. As he was returning home with A.H. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the people in the patio homes who do not want a wind turbine in their neighborhood: you need to stop putting flyers in my mailbox. It is a U.S. More...

Sports

Boys lacrosse tops OP, blanks Lockport

Clarence’s boys lacrosse team went on quite the roll last week. The Red Devils first made history April 20 when they defeated Orchard Park on the road, 13-9, to earn the program’s first-ever victory over the Quakers as the visiting squad. More...

LACROSSE LEGACY

In a historic moment for St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, nine seniors — including Clarence Center resident Dominic Perna, third from left — signed letters of intent on April 2 to play collegiately. More...

Track teams sweep Frontier

Clarence’s boys and girls track teams both kicked off the divisional dual-meet portion of their 2015 campaigns in style April 21, with both squads taking out Frontier to take an early share of the ECIC I lead.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Rummage sale slated at St. Stephen’s UCC More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

thurs. 30   Penn Dixie Exhibit — Fossil dig, programs and telescopes, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Ellicott Elementary School, 5180 Ellicott Road, Orchard Park.  More...

Special Events

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Clarence Fire District bond proposal set for tomorrow

Loan will result in no tax rate increase for residents

Voters that reside in Clarence Fire District No. 1 will have the opportunity to vote on a $1.5 million bond resolution that would help renovate and expand current facilities located at 10355 Main St. More...

Thompson Brothers denied wind turbine variance

For the second time in nine months, Thompson Brothers Greenhouse was denied its application for a variance to bypass town height restrictions and erect a 13-story wind turbine on its Clarence Center Road property.  More...

Amendment may squeeze retail development

The Clarence Planning Board needs to gather more facts before making any decisions about a proposed amendment to the multifamily housing law related to small-scale retail developments in any of the town’s restricted business zones.  More...

Local News

Clarence Fire District to seek $1.5 million bond referendum

Next week, Clarence Fire District No. 1 will be asking residents to approve a $1.5 million bond referendum that will go toward a $3.5 million renovation of the Clarence Fire Company’s fire hall located at 10355 Main St.  More...

Priore to try again for board seat

Clarence resident and former education administrator Dennis Priore has announced his candidacy for one of two seats up for election on the Clarence Central Board of Education this spring.  More...

News Brief

The Town of Clarence Ethics Board will hold its next meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, in the Kathleen Hallock Conference Room at Town Hall, 1 Town Place. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thompsons created housing community

A little fact checking on statements made by Ms. Trippie where she stated that “the residents bought their houses around a working farm.”  More...

Get ready for ‘Day in the Park’ return

Mark your calendar to include the return of Bark in the Park, happening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Main Street Town Park. More...

LGBT lifestyle often a health risk

I was very disturbed by your editorial in the April 8-9 Bee. You gave no recognition to the fact that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lifestyle is often a health risk to participants, both physically and emotionally. More...

Education

Art kits provided to middle school students throughout county

Thanks to a partnership between the Albright Knox Art Gallery and Erie County, thousands of educational art kits are being delivered to local middle schools. More...

Clarence High School flutist honored by BPO

Clarence student Lauren Scanio was recently named the second-place winner of the Friends of the BPO Scholarship competition and will receive $2,000 toward her college education. She is a flutist and will perform with the BPO this summer.  More...

Sacred Heart honor roll announced

The following Clarence residents were recently named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the second quarter of the 2014-15 academic year: Brianna George, Julia Domino, Caitlin McMahon, Adrianna Stumpff, Madison Zeis, Ava Cal More...

Lifestyles

East Aurora prepares for Lusitania centennial

April holds the anniversary of arguably the most famous shipwreck — that of the RMS Titanic, which sunk after hitting an iceberg on April 15, 1912. More...

‘Flower Days’ to begin at Farmers Market

May Flower Days will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May 2 through 30, at the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market, 10717 Main St. The market offers early bedding and vegetable plants and spring produce along with selected market vendors. More...

Clarence man honored by St. Joe’s

Clarence resident Daniel Dirrigl has been chosen by the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Alumni Association as its 2015 Man of the Year in recognition of his outstanding service to St. Joe’s.  The 1978 St. More...

Business

Clarence physician appointed to Independent Health board

Independent Health recently named Clarence Center resident Dr. Lisa Mendonza to its board of directors.  Mendonza, family practitioner at Kenmore Family Medicine, was appointed April 1 to serve a three-year term.  More...

Brothers of Mercy announces 2015 Caritas honorees

The Brothers of Mercy Campus Foundation has announced the 2015 Caritas Awards honorees. More...

Rural Transit celebrates anniversary, seeks volunteers

This spring marks the 25th year of assistance by Rural Transit Service, the local not-for-profit transportation organization.  Rural Transit was formed in 1990 in the towns of Evans and Concord and has since expanded to serve more than 25 munici More...


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