Business News

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants across Western New York are hosting the “Kids Eat Free” event for children ages 10 and younger on Sunday, July 4. Customers must dine in, and children should be accompanied by an adult. Each party will receive two free Kids Meals per adult-entrée purchase. The Kids Eat Free special offer is valid at Applebee’s […]


Buffalo Niagara SCORE offers Speaker’s Bureau The Buffalo Niagara SCORE chapter is offering a Speaker’s Bureau for presentation to groups about services provided by SCORE, as well as other business-related topics, such as how to locate business financing, home-based businesses, franchises and human resources. Speakers are available free of charge for presentations to business, civic, nonprofit, educational and service groups. […]

Group aids job hunt for professionals

During a job search, many find the help and extra push they need from the networking groups at centers such as the Erie Community College One-Stop. The groups are successful in helping people find entry-level openings and providing them with job information, but they haven’t been as beneficial to higher-level executives and professionals. As the number of these professionals being […]

Horizon celebrates opening of Family Recovery Center

Horizon Health Services officially opened its Family Recovery Center during a celebration on Friday, June 18. The center began seeing patients earlier this year at this intentionally secluded treatment center at 6496 Transit Road in East Amherst. Horizon Health Services recognized the need for treatment of chemically-dependent adolescents and young adults as alcohol and drug abuse continue to spread, particularly […]

PC repair kiosk opens at Eastern Hills Mall

My PC Mind, a personal computer repair and service kiosk, has opened at Eastern Hills Mall. My PC Mind offers a wide variety of PC repair services and packages. Services range from virus removal, PC tune-up, software installation and data back-up to data transfer. The business also offers an assortment of miscellaneous services including video conversion, iPod recovery and airline […]

‘Make It Up to Them’

Song and video campaign to aid wildlife affected by oil spill

In an effort to save and protect the wildlife in the Gulf Coast region affected by the BP oil spill, a new online campaign has been launched in conjunction with The National Wildlife Federation. The ‘Make it Up to Them’ Campaign is a fundraising effort featuring a new song and video highlighting the images and media coverage of the wildlife […]

Looking at continuous improvement, purchasing and community involvement

Satisfaction Survey Follow-Up: We still encourage and respond to comments regarding the Townwide Satisfaction Survey. One comment was from someone out of town who wanted to visit. The person wrote, “I got a sense from the material on your website that your town was constantly looking for ways to improve … Your town seems generally delightful, facing its problems while […]

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 25, 1885 Yesterday morning at 9:00 o’clock a.m. occurred the death of Mr. Isaac Lapp, an old resident of the Town of Clarence, of neuralgia of the heart. Mr. Eli Rhodes and Mr. Clarence Lapp, students at the Rochester University, are spending their vacation at home. The Clarence commencement was very good. The alumni entertainment, followed […]

Spindle items

• READY TO READ — Summer reading programs are about to commence at the Clarence Public Library. Children ages 7 through 16 will be eligible to participate, and more information is available in this week’s Library Column on page 16. I always enjoyed summer reading programs as a child — especially the prizes and activities celebrating the completion of the […]

Bee Editorial

Comptroller’s study has significant flaws

When Erie County Comptroller Mark C. Poloncarz released “A Review of Fire Protection Within Erie County” in mid-June, the primary stakeholders in the issue — the volunteer firefighters themselves — were startled because they did not know such a report was in the works. The other bothersome aspect of Poloncarz’s effort was his admission that “no one has any desire […]