Weekly Feature



January 31, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Lions Pancake Breakfast sees venue change, moves to Town Park

Though the numbers have declined since the time nearly 1,000 people would pack the Clarence High School cafeteria for pancakes, eggs and sausage, the Clarence Lions’ annual pancake breakfast has become a community staple that is as much about t More...

Editorials

SUNY chancellor focuses on energy education, upgrades

There was positive news out of Albany last week, and it had little to do with the governor or state Legislature, or politics in general. More...

Immigration reform needed for ‘out-of-control’ laws

America’s immigration policy is filled with gaps and loopholes costing our nation billions of dollars and threatening national security. We must continue to be a compassionate and welcoming nation, but we need enforceable rules. More...

Police Blotter

Man uses fake credit card to buy merchandise

Saturday, Jan. 20 •   A burglar alarm was reported at a residence on Fairbrook Court. Patrol checked the residence.  Sunday, Jan. 21   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Regarding the comment about Sheridan Hill cameras, my kids said it was about cameras on buses, not in the school. The comment was just to make sure they are behaving as if to make their parents proud. More...

Education

Area high school students to compete in 14th annual Taste of Education

The WNY Chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association has announced the return of the Taste of Education — a friendly culinary competition featuring local high school students pursuing a career in the restaurant and hospitality industry. More...

Lifestyles

Couple wed at St. Amelia Church in Tonawanda

Mary Elizabeth Lelonek married David Nathaniel Camp during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at St. Amelia Church in Tonawanda. Monsignor Paul Belzer and the Rev. Sean Paul Fleming officiated. More...

Bowmansville parish sets basket raffle

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish will have its annual basket raffle from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at 5337 Genesee St., Bowmansville. The drawing will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday. More...

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy...

Celebrating 150 years of Olmsted in Buffalo

In 1868, architect Frederick Law Olmsted was approached by William Dorsheimer, a prominent Buffalo attorney, who asked Olmsted to develop a plan for a park, but also a comprehensive public park system within the city of Buffalo. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 1   Sweet Charity — 12th annual benefit for the Food Bank of WNY featuring savory food, sweet treats, wine, beer, spirits and coffee tastings from some of WNY’s finest establishments, 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

CCC plans big meal pack on Super Bowl Sunday

This Sunday, roughly 66,000 people will pack U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII, a spectacle of American sport that transfixes millions of viewers worldwide and has become an unofficial national holiday for Americans. More...

Annual CHS sleepout sets sights on $500,000 mark

Each February, students from Clarence High School set up an impromptu shantytown outside the warm halls of their school in a simulated showing of what it’s like to sleep on the frigid streets of Western New York.  More...

Local News

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center to host fundraiser

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center is gearing up for its capital fundraising event, Diamonds and Denim. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Hayloft in the Grove, 11736 Big Tree Road, East Aurora.  More...

News Brief

Nicholas Alton Schreiber, of Clarence Center, and a sophomore majoring in aeronautical engineering/mechanical engineering at Clarkson University, was named a Presidential Scholar for the fall 2017 semester.  Presidential Scholars must achieve a More...

Five Collins challengers convene in forum

Local Democrats are gearing up for a fight this year with Rep. Chris Collins for New York’s 27th District congressional seat.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Blood pressure screenings can help save lives

February is American Heart Month, which helps raise awareness of heart disease and how people can prevent it. More...

Spindle items

ROAD UPDATE — Erie County Legislator Ed Rath recently wrote a letter to Erie County Department of Public Works Commissioner Bill Geary asking for an update on the status of Goodrich Road construction and its current condition.  More...

Thank you to Harris Hill VFD

Special thanks are extended to Dave Parezo and members of the Harris Hill Volunteer Fire Department. With their assistance, we were able to conduct a Vision Main Street meeting at the fire hall on Jan. More...

Sports

Girls hoops team snuffs Lady Flames

Clarence’s girls basketball team didn’t have a chance to work on its free-throw shooting during practice Friday, but that didn’t stop the Lady Red Devils from going 20-of-26 from the foul line in Saturday’s 60-45 non-league co More...

First-half cushion helps boys hoops secure win

Clarence’s boys basketball team used a 16-4 run to start the game to help construct a 32-14 halftime lead, a lead which ultimately proved to be vital in the Red Devils’ 60-54 non-league conquest of Hamburg Friday.  More...

Rifle team members compete at national Junior Olympic qualifier

Clarence senior Matt Kirk won the men’s match at the 2018 National Junior Olympic Rifle and Pistol program qualifier, held Jan. 20-21 at the Jamestown Rifle Club.  More...

What's Going On

Bowmansville parish sets basket raffle

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish will have its annual basket raffle from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at 5337 Genesee St., Bowmansville. The drawing will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday. More...

Clarence Public Library Calendar of Activities

AARP Tax Service Trained tax aide volunteers will provide tax preparation assistance. Bring your 2016 tax return, 2017 records, your Social Security card and a photo ID. Assistance begins Feb. 1 and will take place from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Business

Monkey See, Monkey Do to be honored as Small Business of the Year

The Bee will profile the 2018 award recipients recognized by the Clarence Chamber of Commerce.  The awards are given for “Citizen, Business, Organization and Lifetime Achiever” who reside, work or volunteer in the Town of Clarence.&n More...

Essex Homes offer 2018 promotion for new homebuyers

Essex Homes of Western New York recently announced its introductory promotion for 2018 entitled, “Time is of the Essex.” For a limited time, qualified customers will have the opportunity to build an Essex home while enjoying savings of up More...

Events

PLANT WNY to host seminars, show More...


Clarence Special Events 2018
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