Weekly Feature



June 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Hollowfest at Town Park to be larger in fifth year

Clarence Hollow Association President Jean O’Connell remembers a time when the Town of Clarence was illuminated by an array of fireworks on the Fourth of July.  Those celebrations peaked in the 1950s but steadily began to fade away as more More...

Editorials

Graduation parties shouldn’t include alcohol

It is that time of year when seniors graduate from high school and move on to the next phase of their lives. More...

Spindle items

FIREWORK SAFETY — The Fourth of July is approaching, and with it, the time-honored tradition of patriotic firework displays. More...

Standard level of bureaucracy almost thwarted ride-sharing E

xcitement about the long-awaited arrival of ride-sharing in Western New York was tempered last week by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. Its action was somewhat self-defeating. More...

Obituaries

Peter J. Wende, former Clarence resident

Peter J. Wende, 71, of Bear, Delaware, formerly of Clarence, died Wednesday, June  14, 2017.  Mr. Wende graduated from Clarence Central High School in 1963 and attended Parsons College in Iowa. More...

Sports

Seniors dominate First-Team lineup

2017 All-Bee Baseball

The 2017 baseball season was not played under ideal conditions. Consistent and seemingly unceasing rain forced many teams to scramble to make up games where they could. More...

Clarence’s Smith takes home Coach of the Year honors

Dave Smith has led Clarence baseball to six sectional titles in his time as head coach, but the feeling of winning it all never diminishes. More...

Legends’ Castillo repeats as top player

LG Castillo was not satisfied with last season’s success. The Lancaster standout had an excellent junior season in 2016, earning plenty of accolades including All-Bee Baseball Player of the Year. More...

What's Going On

Clarence Public Library Calendar of Activities

Pre-School JumpBunch   The JumpBunch program introduces sports and fitness to your child in a hands-on setting; builds coordination and interest in sports; teaches through praise and encouragement; offers a safe, noncompetitive environment; and More...

Pilates classes offered at wellness center

Pilates classes, taught by certified trainer Carla Baran, are being held at 10 a.m. Mondays and 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at The Clarence Hollow Wellness Center, 10946 Main St. Classes will also be offered at 9 a.m. More...

Business

AAA tests reveal automatic emergency braking systems vary

New test results from AAA reveal that automatic emergency braking systems—the safety technology that will soon be standard equipment on 99 percent of vehicles— vary widely in design and performance.  More...

Employer Services Corporation hires HR consultant

Employer Services Corporation, a leading professional employer organization, recently announced that Kelsey Talley has joined the company as an HR consultant.  More...

Events

NYSSCPA elects Buffalo Chapter president More...

Clarence mulls proposals on shared services

In a meeting last week, mayors and supervisors from municipalities across Erie County discussed potential shared services that could have cost-saving effects if implemented. More...

Clarence Center resident named UB Prosperity Fellow

Clarence Center resident Isabel Hall is among 25 University at Buffalo students who have been named WNY Prosperity Fellows for 2017-18.  The fellowships, which are made possible through support from the Prentice Family Foundation, are awarded to More...

Local News

ECMC receives grant for trauma center project

Erie County Medical Center Corporation recently announced its receipt of a generous $200,000 grant for the hospital’s future Trauma Center/Emergency Department from the James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc.  More...

Underage drinking party ends after homeowner arrested

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard recently reported that deputies responded to reports of a female youth passed out and an underage drinking party at a Coyote Court residence in the Town of Clarence.  More...

Lancaster Public Library welcomes 10-year-old author

Countless coming-of-age stories deal with the many injustices of the world, recognizing inequality and finding some way to come to terms with it on a deep, internal level.  Some become cynical; many turn to anger.  Others attempt to learn w More...

Police Blotter

Man assaulted with metal pipe at party

Saturday, June 17   • A 57-year-old man was charged with harassment in the second degree after he allegedly slapped a woman in the face during an argument at a residence on Clardon Drive. He was released on an appearance ticket.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

This was my first time attending a senior center annual membership meeting and probably my last. I am disappointed and appalled with the disdain I witnessed by the board toward center members. Board chair did not even welcome members. More...

Education

Clarence High School wins big in WNY Brain Challenge

A team of students from Clarence High School was the first place high school division winner in the first WNY Brain Challenge, co-presented by Computers For Children and WNY STEM.  More...

Commencement Ceremony

145th annual Clarence High

Saturday, June 24, 2017 Kleinhans Music Hall More...

Lifestyles

Buffallo Bookfest

Highlights printing, book arts

The Western New York Book Arts Center will host its sixth annual Buffalo Bookfest from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8. More...

Family dinner marks couple’s 50th anniversary

Pauline and William Janish of Clarence celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Alex’s Place in Batavia.  William Janish married the former Pauline Matusiak on June 24, 1967, at St. More...

Pair celebrate 60th anniversary

Frances and Stephen Di- Pasquale of Pendleton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner, a family cookout and two cruises.  Stephen DiPasquale wed the former Frances Bertini on June 29, 1957, at Holy Angels Church in Buffalo.  More...

Entertainment

Fourth of July

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Family Activities

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Walking Tours

thurs. 29   Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 29. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. 548-1401, www.foothillstrailclub.org  More...


Clarence Special Events 2018
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