Weekly Feature



April 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Find new ways to mitigate rising gas prices

As gas prices approach $2.50 per gallon, it’s getting more and more expensive to fill up one’s tank. Some may already be canceling trips and changing their travel habits. For others, it’s only a matter of time. More...

Spindle items

BACK TO SCHOOL — As a member of the inaugural journalism class at SUNY Fredonia, I had the opportunity to return to my alma mater this past weekend as a guest of the university’s Writers@Work program, which is an “alumni writers-in- More...

Free college tuition not as free as you may think

New York State residents have tolerated deteriorating roads and bridges for years. Farmers, children and the homeless vie daily for equal opportunity from the state’s coffers. More...

Obituaries

Norman Castine, veteran and local athlete

Norman “Nipper” Castine, 92, of Amherst, died Monday, March 27, 2017.  Mr. Castine was born in Buffalo and graduated from Kensington High School, where he played baseball, basketball, football and track and field. More...

Death Notice

WESTCOTT, Lorrie (nee Gintof), of Clarence, died Monday, April 3, 2017. Mrs. Westcott is survived by two children, Lindsay Dunne and Guy III, and seven grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Rec Department needs softball players

The Clarence Recreation Department is looking for Men’s Over 40 softball teams to play on Friday nights beginning in May. Interested managers should contact Chip Trapper at 407-2162, ext. 5002, or email ctrapper@clarence.ny.us.   More...

Buffalo’s growing Dyngus Day celebration expands to Poland

Monday, April 17

In spite of past ridicule by CNN’s Anderson Cooper — and perhaps because of it — Buffalo’s Dyngus Day celebrations have ballooned in size since 2012. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 13   Family Fishing Clinics — Through Earth Spirit, this is a basic introduction to the equipment, techniques and targeted fish species with a focus on angling for trout, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 13. More...

Easter/Dyngus Day

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Comedy

thurs. 13   Minor League ComedySportz is made up of players who are graduates or students of the CSz Training program. Come on out and see what they’ve learned so far, 7 p.m. More...

Clarence Center resident ready to take the helm at Naval Park

In his 36 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, Capt. Brian W. Roche provided security detail for three State of the Union addresses, a presidential inauguration and multiple Republican National Conventions.  More...

Dogs to have their day?

Councilman considers proposal for dog park

For as long as the Clarence Town Park has existed, it has prohibited residents from bringing their dogs to accompany them through the commons.  While that regulation is not set to change any time soon, the town could feature the installation of More...

Local News

Clarence music program gets national recognition

The Clarence Central School District is in the top 4 percent of school districts in the nation to be honored for outstanding commitment to music education with its winning of a “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from The N More...

Bee wins five awards in New York Press contest

Bee Group Newspapers captured a total of five awards in the 2016 Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the New York Press Association.  Results were announced last week at the group’s annual convention in Saratoga Springs.  More...

Teen charged with armed robbery arrested again on gun charges

Two others also arrested in connection with shooting

The 17-year-old who was charged last Friday with shooting a 21-year-old man in Clarence was arrested again after authorities said they found a shotgun in his bedroom.  Erie County Sheriff’s officials charged the Clarence teen after the dis More...

Letters to the Editor

Senior Center needs more space

Three years ago, I wrote to the Clarence town supervisor asking if it were possible to have a room added to the Senior Center on Thompson Road. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

The Clarence School District has gone through great measures to ensure our children’s safety, adding cameras and securing doors that require being buzzed in and screening parents and outside guests. More...

Sports

Softball team tops Frontier in opener

Though it took a couple of innings for the bats to heat up, once they did there was no stopping Clarence’s softball team in its season opener with Frontier on April 5, as the Lady Red Devils secured an 8-1 victory to head into spring break with More...

Defense plays large role in pair of baseball wins

Clarence’s baseball team showed no ill effects from losing 13 players to graduation off last spring’s squad, as the Red Devils went a combined 12 innings between two league games before giving up their first run of the year in jumping out More...

Season passes available for county golf courses

Golf passes are on sale for the 2017 season for the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Golf Courses.  A seasonal golf pass allows City of Buffalo residents, as well as non-residents, to golf at Cazenovia Park and South Park, both 9-hole courses, and Delaware More...

What's Going On

Log Cabin Quilters to present show

The Clarence Log Cabin Quilters will present its annual quilt show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22. Additional hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23. More...

Town of Clarence Youth Bureau

Dawn Kinney - Executive Director Clifford Trapper - Recreation Department Director 10510 Main Street, Clarence Hollow, Clarence, NY 14031 Phone: 407-2162 * Fax: 759-7498  More...

Rec Department needs softball players

The Clarence Recreation Department is looking for Men’s Over 40 softball teams to play on Friday nights beginning in May. Interested managers should contact Chip Trapper at 407-2162, ext. 5002, or email ctrapper@ clarence.ny.us.  St. More...

Business

April marks Chamber’s preparation for spring

The month of April brings the spirit of spring and with it, a sense of renewal and hope as lawns turn green, trees bud and flowers pop out of the ground.  More...

Gas prices on the rise as Easter nears, says AAA

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.39 per gallon, up six cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.04. The New York state average is up five cents from last week at $2.48 per gallon. More...

Events

Community Foundation grants available More...


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