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December 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday cheer This home on Rockhaven Drive in Spaulding Lake is all decked out for the holidays. The photo was taken on Sunday.

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Editorials

Fire just one safety concern during holidays

When one thinks of holiday safety tips, fire is usually what comes to mind. More...

Spindle items

MERRY CHRISTMAS — While it may not look like a winter wonderland outside, the calendar says Christmas is happening this Friday. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 25, 1890   Last week Tuesday night, the premises of Mr. Geo. J. More...

Police Blotter

‘Irate’ customer punches computer screen at Sears

Saturday, Dec. 12   A 16-year-old girl was apprehended at J. C. Penney on Transit Road. She and a 15-year-old accomplice allegedly stole more than $1,000 in merchandise from the store. The 16-year-old was charged with grand larceny. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.Only in the Town of Clarence would a business be allowed to keep its lights on all night long and, when the business opens for the day, all the lights go off. It looks closed when it should be open; it looks open when it is closed. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

WANAMAKER, Donna R. (nee Reilly), of Clarence, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. More...

Lifestyles

Helping the blind to see

Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service reads print materials for the visually impaired

When Bob Sikorski was busy studying to receive his law degree in Washington D.C., he came across a nonprofit that caught his eye, as well as his ear.  More...

Christ Lutheran holds services in 1870s church

For the past several weeks, a congregation of parishioners has been holding Sunday church services in a historic building on the grounds of Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village.  More...

Area residents listed on Mt. St. Mary honor roll

The following Clarence area students achieved academic honors for the first quarter of the 2015-16 school year at Mount St. More...

What's Going On

Supreme Mary Wilson to perform in Clarence

Founding member of The Supremes, Mary Wilson, will make her first Western New York appearance in almost 10 years when she performs in the new supper club concert setting of “The Diamond Room” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Morning Pilates classes being taught

Pilates classes taught by NESTA-certified instructor Carla Baran are being held at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Karyn Kelley School of Dance, 4223 Transit Road, and at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at Clarence Hollow Wellness, 10946 Main St. More...

Yoga now offered at Senior Center

A beginner-level yoga class is being offered at 9 a.m. Fridays at the Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road. The class costs $5 per session. For more information, call 633-5138.   More...

Business

Brothers of Mercy receives highest rating from feds

The Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10570 Bergtold Road, has received a five-star rating, the highest possible rating, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. More...

High school program seeking business community partners

The Academy of Business & Finance at Clarence High School is seeking business partners to get involved in the program by offering work-based learning experiences such as guest speakers, job shadowing, mentoring, field trips and internship opportu More...

Noco Express raises $13,000 for Salvation Army

In this season of giving, Noco Express customers and employees donated $13,000 to support the Salvation Army of Buffalo. More...

Developer irked town wants to review plans

¦ Subdivision has been in the works for more than a decade

A previously approved subdivision tried to have changes to its plans quickly pushed through the Town Board’s Dec. 16 meeting without much review.  It didn’t work.  More...

Hartzell reflects on his time in office

¦ Outgoing supervisor optimistic about town’s future and what lies ahead in his life

As the final days of 2015 wind down, so too does the tenure of Town Supervisor Dave Hartzell Jr. More...

Local News

Nigrelli named commander of state police Troop A

Maj. Steven A. More...

Cut utility poles cause concern

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying those responsible for damaging utility poles in Clarence. More...

East Amherst FD elects 2016 officers

East Amherst Fire Department recently elected its 2016 officers, naming Dan Utz as its chief.  Also elected were Scott Wehrlin, first assistant chief; Scott Buczkowski, second assistant chief; Steve Oehler, captain; Jim Keddie Jr., president; Ga More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Farmstead support most appreciated As 2015 comes to an end and we reflect on this past year of all those dedicated individuals who contribute time and effort to our community in various ways, it is a time to be thankful for those who continue to str More...

Two facing prostitution charges following Clarence incident

A Buffalo woman and Tonawanda man are facing prostitution charges following an incident in Clarence last week.  According to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, the Human Trafficking Unit charged two individuals Friday night at a Clarence ho More...

Construction worker accused of stealing from employer

A Buffalo man is facing felony grand larceny charges after he allegedly stole from his employer. More...

Sports

Hockey team earns year’s first victories

Clarence’s hockey team picked up its first two wins of the season in back-to-back games that were a week apart, improving to 2-1-1-1 on the year thanks to its conquests of Frontier Saturday and Hamburg on Dec. 12.  More...

Girls hoops ends Jamestown’s multi-year dominance

Jamestown has always found a way to get the better of Clarence’s girls basketball team for the better part of a decade, but that dominance ended Friday in the Southern Tier.  More...

Wrestlers fare well at pair of tourneys

Clarence’s wrestling team continued to gain valuable experience — and picked up some wins in the process — during a pair of recent tournaments, including its own annual Jon Vesper Memorial Duals Tournament this past Friday and Satur More...

Entertainment

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Concerts

sat. 26 .Buffalo’s own Grammy Award-winning country/rock musician Tom Hambridge and the Rattlesnakes will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, at the Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Buffalo; $.  More...

Performance

sat. 26 . The Commodores & the Temptations Review — Featuring Dennis Edwards, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, at the Seneca Niagara Events Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls; $. 1-877-873-6322, www.senecaniagaracasino.com sat. More...


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