Weekly Feature

August 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Spot Coffee gets drive-thru; town seeks commercial-friendly zoning

Those who routinely grab their morning pick-me-up at the Spot Coffee at 5205 Transit Road may no longer need to get out of their cars in order to do so.  At its meeting on July 26, the Town Board granted a special exemption use permit that will More...

Editorials

Health fair, waste drop-off are community assets

This weekend brings an opportunity for the public to participate in two important events that can improve their lives: visiting a health fair for numerous screenings and checkups, and disposing of hazardous household waste.  The health fair and More...

Spindle items

SAVE THE DATE — Throughout August, 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...

Fear of technology a phobia with no end in sight

Our personal computer recently froze, and we could not get past the dreaded “blue screen of death.” So we decided to invest in a laptop to replace it.  Within a few hours, technophobia had set in.  More...

Obituaries

Michael P. Busch, auto mechanic

Michael Philip Busch, 61, of Clarence Center, died Sunday, July 23, 2017.  Mr. Busch was born in Buffalo on Nov. 3, 1955, to Philip and Marilyn (nee Kumm) Busch. More...

Nelson E. Braaten, hydraulic press designer

Nelson Edward Braaten, 93, of Clarence Center, died Thursday, July 27, 2017.  Mr. Braaten was born in Buffalo on Jan. More...

Alice Beachy, Clarence resident

Alice Beachy, 101, of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Clarence, died Sunday, July 16, 2017. Mrs. Beachy was born in Hutchinson, Kansas. More...

What's Going On

Dancing Under the Stars concert scheduled

The conclusion of the Clarence Concerts in the Park series will be held on Sunday, Aug. 6, with a “Dancing Under the Stars” event featuring music of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s by the Buffalo Jazz and Swing Band. 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 Email: dkinney@clarence.ny.us More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

sat. 5   Rock the Block Vendor & Craft Show — Featuring live music, hot food, cold drinks, basket raffles, the Lakeview Animal Sanctuary, Rodzina Polish Dancers and garden tours, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at 927 Grant St., Buffalo. More...

Garden Tours

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Former students rally behind ill teacher through benefit concert

When Gillian McGuire and Tyler Walters heard that their former teacher was struggling to keep up with the cost of his family’s skyrocketing medical bills, they knew they had met with an opportunity to repay him for his years of guidance.  More...

Taste of Clarence cooks up 14th year

It started as a small birthday party for the Chamber of Commerce, attended by about 50 people.  Now, it stands as the second largest food gathering in Western New York behind the Taste of Buffalo, with annual attendance hovering around 10,000.&n More...

Local News

Hollow Farmers Market offers weekly music

Of the many displays, vendors, events and interesting products that make the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market a special place, one that continues to be a standout facet is the weekly live music. More...

Clarence Log Cabin Quilters fundraise for Flights of Hope

Wings Flights of Hope representative Frank DeMarco attended the monthly meeting of the Clarence Log Cabin Quilters on July 25 to receive a check for $2,000.  More...

News Brief

Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27) recently announced funding for Artpark & Company, Inc.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Pool a great place for all residents

This summer, the town pool has been a wonderful place to be. Thank you to the Town of Clarence, the town Parks and Recreation departments and all of the lifeguards who work so diligently to make us feel welcome and keep us safe. More...

Police Blotter

Woman unconscious at wheel in parking lot

Saturday, July 22   Deputies stopped a vehicle in the area of Goodrich Road and County roads for speeding. A 21-year-old woman was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree. More...

Sports

South snaps three-game skid against North

Lions All-Star Classic

The 42nd annual Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic had all of the makings of a big win for the South all-stars.  More...

CGSL to hold tryouts for ’18

The Clarence Girls Softball League will be holding tryouts for its 2018 season summer travel softball teams early next week.  Tryouts for 10U, 14U and 18U teams will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...

Girls hoops squad continues play in pair of leagues

Clarence’s varsity girls’ basketball team recently defeated Sweet Home, 39-10, in Sweet Home Summer League play.  Kayla Callaghan and Gabbie Andzel hit a pair of three-point baskets as part of their 13 and eight points, respectively, More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Fair celebrates 178th anniversary

Food and agriculture take center stage as the new commodities for the 178th Erie County Fair. More...

Couple celebrate 60th anniversary

Priscilla and Raymond Kuntz, of Arthur, Illinois, formerly of Clarence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Arthur with family from New York, California and Florida.  Raymond Kuntz married the former Priscilla Duly on July 25, 1957, in More...

Business

Taste of Clarence part of busy summer

You may have read the book “Start with Why” by author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek, or you may have seen his hugely popular TED Talk on the subject. More...

Business brisk as first Checkers opens in Depew

Now in its third week of operation, the new Depew Checkers restaurant, located at 5752 Transit Road, is bustling with activity according to owner Amit Malik.  More...

Events

Amberleigh collecting school supplies More...


Clarence Special Events 2017
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