Weekly Feature



January 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

In winter weather driving, caution should prevail

While the community didn’t necessarily see a white Christmas, the warmer weather was something to treasure. a calendar, Western New York has been blanketed with easily the most frustrating meteorological phenomenon.  More...

Spindle items

DOG CENSUS — Many of you know from my frequent mention of them in this column that I am the proud owner of two yellow Labrador retrievers, ages 8 and 5. More...

Time on our hands as Buffalo’s football season ends

The 2015 Buffalo Bills season came to an end on Sunday, and for the 16th consecutive season, the team did not qualify for the playoffs and a chance to win the Super Bowl. More...

Obituaries

Richard A. Batt, former director of engineering at Trico

Richard A. “Dick” Batt, former director of engineering for Trico Products Corp., a World War II veteran and former Clarence resident, died Dec. 25 in the Northcoast Hospice in Carlsbad, California. He was 96.  More...

Death Notice

MITTAUER, Emma M. (nee Dustan), of Clarence, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. She is survived by two sons, Nicholas and Richard Aquino; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Boys hoops team falls in final of own tourney

A tough start in Dec. 30’s championship game proved to be the difference in the contest as Clarence’s boys basketball team was upended by Fredonia, 54-39, in the finals of its own annual Holiday Basketball Tournament.  More...

Girls basketball squad earns split in debut at Dobson Memorial Tourney

After taking part in Orchard Park’s annual Holiday Tournament for many years, Clarence’s girls basketball program switched things up a bit this winter by accepting an invitation to participate in Sacred Heart’s second annual Art Dob More...

Long layoff unkind to hockey team

Though Clarence’s hockey team wasn’t nearly as rusty as it potentially could have been following a two-week layoff from game action, that extended break did the Red Devils no favors in their return to action Saturday against Lancaster.&nb More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lions pancake breakfast tickets on sale now   More...

Clarence Public Library

Story Programs   More...

Business

Excitement building for 2016 Chamber events

Happy New Year to everyone! Here’s hoping for good health and prosperity for all. Before we leave 2015 behind totally though, it is noteworthy to look back at some of our Clarence Chamber of Commerce accomplishments.  More...

New laws expected to enhance women’s rights, cut taxes for vets and businesses

Several measures that enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination are among the highlights of state laws that will take effect in January 2016, according to Sen. More...

HOME offering $2,500 in scholarships

Applications are being accepted for the Joanne Champion Granger scholarship, awarded each year by Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc. to a high school senior in Erie or Niagara county. More...

Steam locomotives return to Clarence in resident’s presentation

The Clarence Historical Society will host “The Timeless Lake Erie Limited” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Clarence Town Park Club House, 10405 Main St. More...

Dementia respite program available at Senior Center

For many people who have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, leaving the individual to go to the grocery store or run any other mundane errand can be an anxiety filled experience.  More...

Local News

Corwin issuing survey soliciting community feedback

The New York State Legislature will convene in Albany this week for the start of the 2016 legislative session. More...

Unlicensed driver charged in parking lot crash

A Clarence man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly crashed an unlicensed vehicle into a tractor-trailer — apparently while accompanied by a canine companion.  According to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dis More...

Finally Snow

FINALLY SNOW — Kennedy Fischlein, 11, of Clarence, front, and her cousin, Olivia Fischlein, 10, of Wake Forest, North Carolina, visiting for the holidays, slide down a hill in Clarence Town Par More...

Police Blotter

Garbage truck gets entangled in power lines

Saturday, Dec. 26   Deputies responded to a report of a fight on Goodrich Road. An 18-year-old man was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of alcohol with intent to consume under the age of 21. Both are violation-level charges. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To dog owners in the Clearview Drive/Ledge Lane/Fox Trace neighborhood, you should be picking up your dog waste as you walk your dog. I find it appalling that, when I walk my dog, there is constant waste along the grass near the road. More...

Education

Ledgeview student awarded James Patterson grant

Ledgeview Elementary School received a $3,500 grant this month from best-selling author James Patterson to support its school library. The Clarence school was one of 467 selected nationwide from a pool of 27,924 applicants.  More...

Registration open for next ECC Pre-Collegiate session

Erie Community College’s “Pathways to Success” Pre-Collegiate Studies program will start its next session on Monday, Feb. 1, and registration is open through Jan. 29 for those looking to enroll.  More...

News Brief

The Clarence Board of Education will host its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at Harris Hill Elementary School, 4260 Harris Hill Road. For a copy of the meeting agenda and public packet information, visit www.clarenceschools.org.   More...

Lifestyles

Locomotive presentation coming to club house

The Clarence Historical Society will host “The Timeless Lake Erie Limited” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Clarence Town Park Club House, 10405 Main St. More...

Photographer captures tourist experience through artistic lens

In the late 1990s, David Noyes left Bahia, Brazil, with a couple of hundred rolls of unprocessed transparency film. More...

Entertainment

Performance

fri. 8   Elvis Birthday Bash — With Aron Bott, performing as Elvis for what would have been his 81st birthday, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at D-Birds Bar, 2026 Seneca St., Buffalo. 823-2657  More...

Concerts

thurs. 7   Green Bay death metal artist Micawber and GraveSlave will perform, along with Gawd, Misanthropy, VoKills and Way of Life, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., Buffalo; $. 855-3931, www.mohawkplace.com   More...

Announcements .

Cheektowaga Historical Museum — The Cheektowaga Historical Museum, located at 3329 Broadway, is free and open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m. the first Sunday of every month, including Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. More...


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