Weekly Feature

August 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Uber Zone will aid stadium attendees

Two preseason games are in the books for the Buffalo Bills, and while the results might have not been ideal for Bills fans, there was one group that won big: Uber.  Before the games, the ride-sharing service and official partner of the Bills ope More...

Spindle items

CASTING CALL — The producers behind “Manchester by the Sea,” which won Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor at the 89th Academy Awards, are on-site in Buffalo for their next feature, “The True Adventures of Wolfboy.” More...

Total eclipse of the work day proves a welcome distraction

The New York Times proved to be a real wet blanket in its Aug. 14, 1932, edition. It reported that the total solar eclipse coming later that month would be likely the last one most people alive at that time would see.  More...

Education

Schneiderman announces restitution for students duped by DeVry University

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced that hundreds of students will receive restitution following the attorney general’s investigation into DeVry Education Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries DeVry University, Inc. More...

UB acquires rare works, documents for libraries

The University at Buffalo Libraries have acquired the Eugene Musial Buffalo Imprint Collection, a unique piece of Buffalo publishing history that includes the first book printed in Buffalo in 1812.  More...

Lifestyles

CLERGY COLUMN

Parable of mustard seed explains God’s kingdom

“[Jesus] put another parable before them, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. More...

Couple celebrate 50th anniversary

Suzanne and Ned Holderby of East Amherst celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and a vacation in the Southern Tier.  Ned Holderby married the former Suzanne Stahler on Aug. More...

Pickleball lessons to be held at Town Park

Pickleball lessons will be offered on Monday, Aug. 28, at the Clarence Town Park. Beginner lessons will run from noon to 1 p.m., while intermediate lessons will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Participants must wear appropriate shoes. More...

Entertainment

Historical Tours

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Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 25   Movie Night on the Niagara — “Beauty and the Beast” (2017 version), an evening full of activities with popcorn and other snacks available for purchase, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Flight 3407 memorial seeks artifacts from community

When the new memorial dedicated to victims of the Flight 3407 crash is erected at the Clarence Public Library, it will stand as a testament to the Clarence community’s unwavering resilience in the face of overwhelming tragedy.  More...

HOPE Buffalo sees grant funding cut by two years

When HOPE Buffalo received a federal grant in July 2015 that would bolster the nonprofit’s efforts to reduce skyrocketing teen pregnancy rates in certain zip codes within Erie County, it seemed as if the mountainous task was now capable of clim More...

Local News

Local educator releases children’s nature book

Dave Bauer grew up in an era before video games and cellphones, when children enthusiastically played in the outdoors until the streetlights went on. More...

World leaders in geographic information science speak at UB

In 1992, University at Buffalo graduate students brought top geographic information scientists to Western New York for what would become the first inaugural International Conference on Geoinformatics.  The conference led to the formation of the More...

Collins says new legislation will tighten security at border

Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27) recently cosponsored legislation that he says will improve security at ports of entry. More...

Obituaries

Jan Per Roalsvig, associate physics professor at UB

Jan Per Roalsvig, 89, of Clarence, died on  Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017.  Mr. Roalsvig was born in Stavanger, Norway, and moved to Clarence in 1963. More...

Sports

Top scorer returns for ‘AA’ champ boys soccer club

Clarence’s boys soccer team rediscovered its winning ways last year — at least where the postseason is concerned — when it defeated Lancaster, 1-0, to claim its first Section VI Class AA championship since 2013. More...

Travel softball squad seeks additional players

A Clarence-based travel softball team is looking for a few extra players to fill out its roster for the 2018 season.  The 12U Clarence Red Devils-White softball team remains in need of both a pitcher and a positional player, while the 10U Claren More...

Boys volleyball's reigning Division I champs to begin life without top player

The boys volleyball team that takes to the court this fall is going to look vastly different than the one that won the Section VI Division I title last season. But that doesn’t mean the Red Devils are ready to fly the white flag of surrender. More...

What's Going On

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...

Pickleball lessons to be held at Town Park

Pickleball lessons will be offered on Monday, Aug. 28, at the Clarence Town Park. Beginner lessons will run from noon to 1 p.m., while intermediate lessons will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. More...

Clarence Public Library Calendar of Activities

Natural Women   This program that will celebrate female performers who shaped American music will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29. Registration began Aug. 15.  Join the library for an evening of jazz and folk music. More...

Business

Food Bank of WNY earns maximum 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

The Food Bank of WNY’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have again earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. More...

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County holds 100th anniversary celebration

More than 3,600 volunteers gathered on Aug. More...

Sewing store honored with award

The owners of the Aurora Sewing Center, located at 1659 Main St., East Aurora and 8575 Main St., Clarence, accepted a prestigious honor during a ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada in July.  More...


Clarence Special Events 2017
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