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December 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Begin the new year by giving blood

The new year is approaching, and no doubt there are many people who are either brainstorming a resolution or tweaking resolution ideas for 2016. More...

Spindle items

SLEEPOUT JUST AROUND THE CORNER — The 26th annual Sleepout to Benefit the Poor and Homeless — sponsored by the Clarence High School Student Council — will take place from 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, to 5 a.m. Feb. More...

New year an opportunity to look back at where we’ve been

A s we prepare to turn the page and begin a new year, it is an opportunity to look ahead at what 2016 holds for us from a historical perspective.  Thirty years ago next month marked one of the darkest days in the history of the U.S. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Citizens Against Higher Taxes do not complain about school activities; disgruntled parents do.  .Very nice article in The Bee this week about Hartzell and Kolber, but as a Republican and a voter, I’d still like to know why they were dumpe More...

Obituaries

Nicoletta D. Sebastiano, teacher, community volunteer

Nicoletta D. Sebastiano, former owner of the KBI Schools, Kensington Business Institute in Buffalo and Kelley Business Institute in Niagara Falls, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. She was 103.  More...

Death Notice

ROSENBERG, MaryAnn (nee Lawson), died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. She is survived by one son, Douglas; one daughter, Marcia Penvose; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl. More...

Lifestyles

Snapshots from the sidelines: Pylon cameras capture exceptional footage

Since Paul Halsey’s career as a video engineer began in 1983, he has moved from freelancer, to small business owner, to inventor of a device that will be used in the upcoming Super Bowl.  In January of this year, Halsey conceived the idea More...

What's Going On

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...

Zion Lutheran offering Alpha Course

Zion Lutheran Church, 9535 Clarence Center Road, will offer the 10-week “Alpha Course” designed to explore the meaning of life. The course starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, and includes dinner. 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

Williamsville residents named chair couple of Catholic education dinner

Williamsville residents Pia and Eugene O’Connor will serve as the chair couple of the 16th annual Catholic education dinner — GALA 22:6 — to be held Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.  More...

UB named to list of ‘Best College Values’

The University at Buffalo has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s 2016 list of “Best College Values,” which considers colleges based on quality and affordability.  UB placed 53rd on the magazine’s national More...

New phishing scam acts as computer update

A new phishing email scam is masking as an update to protect against scam emails.  The scam works by sending an email that appears to be an update from the IT department in the victim’s office.  More...

Greene motivated to serve town

When the Town Board convenes for its annual organizational meeting in January, a newer face to Clarence town politics will join Councilmen Robert Geiger and Peter DiCostanzo alongside Supervisor elect Patrick Casilio Jr. More...

Not just for the beach

Unseasonably warm temperatures this holiday season allow Josh Wickins, of Akron, to look for buried treasure with his metal detector at Clarence Town Park on Saturday. More...

Local News

Hartzell’s exit from Town Hall top story of 2015

¦ A review of the year’s biggest news events

The story of the year for 2015 is arguably the Clarence Republican Party’s decision to break away from two of its established members — Supervisor Dave Hartzell and Councilman Bernard Kolber.  More...

Volunteer sewing group teaches refugees valuable skills

When Barb Lipiew retired two years ago, she started looking for a hobby to fill her time. However, after volunteering with various organizations, she settled with a group that combines her longtime hobby with volunteerism: Canisius Sew REDI.  More...

Informational meeting sheds light on refugee situation

The Erie County Legislature held an informational meeting on Dec. 17, with the purpose of discussing refugee resettlement and its impact on the county.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for holiday celebration support

On Dec. 14, the Clarence Hollow Association held its annual meeting and Christmas party in the Clarence Town Park Club House. Members of CHA, as well all Clarence residents, were invited to attend to partake in the festivities.  More...

Police Blotter

Grinch sabotages resident’s Christmas lights

Saturday, Dec. 19   A resident of Sesh Road reported that someone had cut her Christmas lights.  Patrol responded to Eastern Hills Mall for a disorderly woman who was giving security a hard time. More...

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 2015 are reprinted here. More...

Sports

Athletes make memories during fruitful 2015

History was made. Records were broken. Titles were claimed. And one hard-working, determined college senior made her professional debut in the sport of her choice over the summer. More...

CALENDAR

HIGHSCHOOLSPORTS

Wednesday, December 30 Boys basketball: Boys Basketball Tournament (vs. TBA), TBA Girls basketball: at Sacred Heart Holiday Tournament (vs. TBA), TBA Wrestling: at Spencerport Tournament, 9 a.m.   More...

SCOREBOARD

HIGHSCHOOLSPORTS

Boys basketball: lost to Jamestown 68-40 Girls basketball: def. Sweet Home 53-52 Wrestling: def. Williamsville North 42-30 Boys bowling: lost to Sweet Home 5-2  More...

Entertainment

Clarence Public Library

Story Programs   More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 31   Funktional Flow — 8 p.m., Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo; $. 200-1893, www.buffaloironworks.com  Just Us — 10 p.m., Jack Devine’s Irish Pub, 4170 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg; $. More...

Comedy

thurs. 31   Ring in the new year with an evening filled with laughter courtesy of Clayton English, at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at the Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St., Buffalo; $. 853-1211, www.heliumcomedy.com  More...


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