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November 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

CREEPY CRAWLING

CREEPY CRAWLING — Kathy Metzger, left, Tina Rice and others arrive at the Clarence Grill during the Creepy Bike Pub Crawl hosted by Discover Main Street on Saturday. More...

Editorials

Bee Editorial

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day to provide forum

Suicide rates in the U.S. have surged to the highest level in nearly 30 years, according to a study released by the National Center for Health Statistics in April.  More...

Spindle items

SAVE THE DATE — Throughout October, a number of community events within the town will provide enjoyment for the entire family. See below for a sampling of what’s in store for this month:  More...

Concession speeches should be a common courtesy

Merriam-Webster defines the word “concession” as meaning “The act or an instance of conceding (as by granting something as a right, accepting something as true, or acknowledging defeat); the admitting of a point claimed in [an] argu More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I hope the Town of Clarence continues the bait and shoot program. It is a wonderful program ,donating lots of venison to the Food Bank of Western New York. We are overpopulated with deer in many areas. It is a very successful operation. Really? More...

Education

ECC, Bak USA to provide 2-in-1 laptop computers for nursing students

Starting this fall semester, students of SUNY Erie Community College’s Nursing Program now have a new way to enhance their locally lauded training and learning outcomes: interactive tablets from City Campus neighbor, Bak USA.  More...

Lifestyles

Couple at home in Amherst after Jamaican honeymoon

Jennifer Lynn Blersch married Robert Mackenzie Buyea during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Our Lady of Peace Church in Clarence.  The bride is the daughter of Bonita and Martin Blersch of Clarence Center. More...

Couple celebrate 60th anniversary

Mary and Jerry Haas of East Amherst celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass in their honor at St. More...

Park outing marks 70th anniversary

Dorothea and Robert Reed, of Moravian Falls, North Carolina, formerly of Amherst, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family outing hosted by their children at Fort Hamby Park in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.  Robert Reed married the More...

Town voters head to polls to decide races

Clarence voters will head to the polls next week to decide races at the town, county, state and federal level.  Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. More...

Library’s Comics Fest heads into second year

The Clarence Library Comics Fest began with a conversation. More...

Mixed-use development proposed for Main Street, across from high school

A mixed-use development that would include everything from townhouses to retail space could be erected directly across from Clarence High School on Main Street, the Town Board heard at its Oct. 26 meeting. More...

Local News

Chamber of Commerce announces 2017 award recipients

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce and award committee has announced the 2017 annual award recipients:   More...

Town Board Agenda

7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9

Agenda Items   1. Benderson Development/Eastgate Plaza  Requests a Site Plan Amendment/Environmental Review to add a traffic light on Transit Road at the southerly access to the plaza.   2. Aleksander Matzkevich  More...

Lions Club readies for white cane fundraiser on Election Day

For the blind and visually impaired, the white cane has become a symbol of both practicality and independence.  According to the American Council of the Blind for pedestrian safety, the introduction of the white cane in North America has been a More...

Letters to the Editor

Lawn debris in front of homes a safety concern

I would like to address the residents in Clarence who continually deposit their tree and lawn debris on their streets in front of their homes.  It has become a veritable obstacle course on many streets in our town. More...

Police Blotter

Three minors hop out of taxi without paying

Saturday, Oct. 22  • A 25-year-old man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree following a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot.  Sunday, Oct. 23   More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

HOHL, Jack A., of Clarence, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Mr. Hohl is survived by his wife, Ann; two children, David and Cheryl; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Oct. More...

Sports

Girls gymnastics team wins division title

Clarence’s girls gymnastics team overcame the loss of one of its top athletes midway through Oct. More...

Conover PRs, wins boys’ Division I race

Cross-country ECICs

Grey Conover crossed the finish line at Alden High School Saturday in a personal-best 16 minutes, 9.61 seconds to win the Division I race and help Clarence’s boys cross-country team finish third in the team standings — but tie for second More...

Boys top Lancaster for sectional title; girls face North in ‘AA’ championship

Soccer

One team has already locked up its seventh Section VI Class AA championship in the past 10 years, and the other was seeking its fourth in a row Monday night.  It’s safe to say soccer continues to thrive in Clarence this fall.  More...

What's Going On

Holiday arts, crafts show to be held

The 40th annual Clarence Arts and Crafts Society’s Holiday Arts and Crafts Show will be held in the Clarence Town Park Club House, and it will showcase up to 50 artisans, featuring handmade gifting selections, such as gemstone jewelry, floral a More...

Clarence Public Library Calendar of Activities

Presentation: Alexander Hamilton

Respected historian Ron Chernow, in his acclaimed biography of Alexander Hamilton, helps us gain a fuller understanding and a deeper appreciation of one of the most important and yet most misunderstood of the Founding Fathers.  Local speaker Bob More...

Talk on egg industry scheduled

Jeanette Kreher will speak on the history of the egg industry at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Clarence Town Park Club House, 10405 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and refreshments will be served. The program is free. More...

Business

November a month of celebration for Chamber

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce is in a celebratory mood this month. First, we formally achieved our 60th anniversary. More...

More than 200,000 crashes are caused by road debris, says AAA

In the past four years, more than 200,000 crashes involved debris on U.S. More...

Events

Free caregiver workshops set for Nov. 5   More...


Clarence Special Events 2018
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