Weekly Feature



May 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Report severe flooding issues to proper officials

With April’s record-setting rainfall totaling more than 6 inches, water in area creeks is becoming extremely high, and yards may be unusually saturated. More...

Spindle items

SAVE THE DATE — Throughout May, 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...

Small Business Week spotlights heart of our economy

While there are countless causes that inspire weeks to be named in their honor to attract attention, there is one week that should be front and center all year long. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I think Clarence High School needs to re-evaluate the community service program to better serve the organizations and students who volunteer. A community task force should be implemented. More...

Education

New Response to Intervention model debuted at Harris Hill Elementary

The Clarence Central School District is changing the way it approaches its “Response to Intervention” strategy for struggling students, and administrators are excited about the positive effects they may bring to the classroom.  More...

Sports

Boys lacrosse team crushes pair of foes

Clarence’s boys lacrosse team showed no mercy to either foe it faced last week, outscoring Sweet Home and North Tonawanda a combined 41-4 to improve to 6-3 on the season. More...

Baseball team wins twice during busy week

Clarence’s baseball team came away from its five games last week with just a pair of wins, but coach Dave Smith wasn’t all that concerned that his squad had lost its bid to post an unbeaten regular season. Far from it, in fact. More...

Softball team drops three of four games

After picking up its fifth straight win to start the season, Clarence’s softball team found itself on the wrong side of three decisions that could have just as easily gone in its favor last week to drop to 5-3 on the year.  More...

What's Going On

Clarence Center UMC to hold barbecue

The Clarence Center United Methodist Church, 9750 Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center, will hold a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue at noon Sunday, May 7. Tickets cost $12.50 and will be available presale or at the door. 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. More...

Post-Prom Committee to host barbecue

The Clarence High School PTO/Post-Prom Committee will host a Chiavetta’s chicken dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, the day of the school budget vote, at the high school, 9625 Main St. More...

Business

Miranda Auto opens second Amherst business

As a child, Mike Miranda lived on Country Parkway around the corner from Gaulin’s Auto Care in Amherst. He would ride his bicycle to the shop to pump air in his tires and would chat with Gregory Gaulin, whose family owned the shop.  More...

Women in Business conference highlight of May

The ability to balance work, home and a healthy lifestyle is a challenge for most people. For women in the workplace today, it may be a particular challenge as work responsibilities may conflict with their home life as wife and/or mother. More...

Events

LinkedIn will host free workshop event More...

Potential second farmers market proposed

County Road

The Town of Clarence could see a second farmers market to complement the existing and popular Clarence Hollow Farmers Market at 10717 Main St.   More...

SEEING RED

  SEEING RED — Clarence pitcher Andrew Lorenz continuously frustrated Orchard Park batters on April 28, en route to an impressive one-hitter and a 10-0 victory. |align=left|width=250|height=157|link=node] More...

Local News

Schneiderman opposes rollback of air quality standards

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently led a coalition of 16 attorneys general in urging Congress to reject the rollback of critical protective ozone air quality standards.  More...

Norris asks for participation in legislative survey

Assemblyman Mike Norris announced his 2017 Legislative Survey and asks that residents of the 144th Assembly District share their views with him by filling it out, either by mail or online.  More...

Town sees record rainfall totals in wet weekend

Clarence hit several record rainfalls in the month of April, including a record of 3 inches in a 24-hour time period on April 20, according to a press release from the town.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Amtrak awaits your discovery

Buffalo Amtrak trains use the rails of privately owned freight railroads at their convenience.  It is not surprising that schedules of passenger trains to Niagara Falls and Canada are problematic, late and have poor ridership. More...

Police Blotter

Customer refuses to pay pet grooming bill

Saturday, April 22   • A 20-year-old man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree following a traffic stop on Main Street.  Deputies responded to Stahley Road for a report of a disturbance More...

Obituaries

Norman E. Naab Sr., sales representative

Norman E. Naab Sr., 92, of Akron, died Monday, April 24, 2017.  Mr. Naab was born on Feb. 21, 1925, in Buffalo. He graduated from Kensington High School before serving in the U.S. Army for more than two years. More...

Death Notice

WALTERS, Lorraine F., of Clarence, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Mrs. Walters is survived by three children, Andrew III, Mark, and Susan Berberich, and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jr. More...

Lifestyles

CLERGY COLUMN

Our ‘self sins’ might make God pull out hair

Most people picture God with long hair. The vast majority of pictures of Christ show him with long hair, as do many representations of the God we read about in the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament.  Well, I am the odd man out. More...

Hormell- Rondina

Deborah and David Hormell of Clarence announce the engagement of their daughter, Ellen V. Hormell, to Jonathan Rondina, son of Sharon Orlowski of Banner Elk, North Carolina, and Denis Rondina of Matthews, North Carolina.  More...

Historical Society will present neighbor talk

The Clarence Historical Society will present a program titled “Quiet Neighbors” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the Town Park Club House. Residents will be able to learn about the neighbors who make up the community in which they live. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Art

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 4 May the 4th Be With You — “Star Wars” ’80s party with Invisible Touch, 9 p.m., Hot Mama’s Canteen, 12 Military Road, Buffalo. 783-7262, hotmamascanteen.com More...


Clarence Special Events 2018
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