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Historic site on Main Street to receive fresh look

A Clarence Hollow property will be getting a facelift on Aug. 4, and the community is invited to help. Billed as “Extreme Makeover — Hollow Edition,” the project is being organized by the Clarence Hollow Association. People are invited to come rake dirt, paint windows, landscape and complete other tasks at 10768 Main St., on the corner of Main Street […]

Church celebrates 75 years

First pastor founded what’s now The Clarence Bee

Rev. Herman C. Beers was the first pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church of Akron, then known as Fundamental Baptist Church of Newstead. He was also the founder of what became The Clarence Bee. The church he led until 1952 is celebrating its 75th anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 29, with a historical presentation and cookout at 11501 Rapids Road, […]

Poloncarz: fiscal challenges lie ahead

Halfway through 2012, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz says the status of the Fiscal Year Erie County Budget has presented some financial challenges caused by unexpected expenses and lack of revenues. During the first six months of his term, Poloncarz said he has identified more than $50 million in unanticipated or unbudgeted expense. “As comptroller, I believed it was […]

Horizons Home Show coming to Clarence

The 2012 Horizons On-Site Home Show, sponsored by the Buffalo Niagara Builders Association, will run from Saturday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 19, in the Spaulding Green subdivision off Goodrich Road just north of Roll Road in Clarence. The show will be open from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. […]

On the Campus

Oswego State College has awarded $2,000 merit awards to the following Clarence High School graduates: Nicholas Prefontaine, Brandon Lang and Jessica Machniak. Thomas Mittner of Clarence earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering and a Master of Engineering degree in engineering management from Rochester Institute of Technology’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering at the end of the spring […]

Search and Rescue team celebrates anniversary, seeks members

When law enforcement agencies and forest rangers need help finding missing, lost or injured persons in Western New York — and beyond — they know they can count on the trained personnel from the Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue Team. That wasn’t the case until a few years ago. The nonprofit, all-volunteer organization was founded just five years ago this […]


Taste of Clarence & Cruise Night slated for Aug. 6

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce will hold its ninth annual Taste of Clarence & Cruise Night from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the Clarence Town Park pavilion, 10405 Main St. The Cruise Night portion of the Taste is expected to involve at least 850 cars and assorted motorcycles, with musical entertainment provided by the Whirlin’ Disc and […]

Texting ban, one year later

Bee Editorial

Policies and procedures aren’t put into place until someone does something wrong. This happens at home when a child acts out of line, in the workplace when an employee is late, and at all levels of government when officials feel it’s necessary to help their constituents make better choices. Some might see that as government intrusion, but frankly, some people […]