2015-03-11

Students challenged to keep their word




Middle school students in Clarence took to heart messages about empowerment, positive decision making and drug abstinence during the first-ever Clarence Cares Day on Feb. 27. Special education teacher Jessica Hulshoff, alongside health instructor George Gallagher, got the idea after attending a Kids Escaping Drugs conference with a few of their students last fall. “The kids were challenged to go […]

Water charity plans new volunteer center




Clarence-based international charity Let Them Laugh Out Loud is planning to build an office building/volunteer center for its water well operations. During the Clarence Planning Board meeting on March 4, details were revealed about a 3,600-square-foot building to be located at 5225 Harris Hill Road near Greiner Road. Let Them LOL founder Kate Vacanti was on hand during the meeting […]

Country music act UnBRAKEable to ‘invade’ fan’s home




A country music fan in Clarence Hollow is about to have the concert experience of a lifetime — in her own living room. South Park Avenue resident Sharon Golebiewski was selected as one of 100 fans across America to participate in the band Un- BRAKEable’s 2015 Home Invasion Tour. During the tour, country duo Brian Nutter and Blake Gray will […]

Finance and Management Committee discussing efficiency plan



The Erie County Legislature’s Finance and Management Committee discussed the County Government Efficiency Plan during its March 5 meeting. The plan will implement improvements that could provide additional relief to taxpayers. Erie County is working to finalize its plan, which must be submitted by June 1 to New York State. For the county to qualify its taxpayers for the tax […]

Business Brief



Clarence Pizza Company, located at 6235 Goodrich Road, has been named Business of the Month for March 2015 by the Clarence Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s Business Recognition Program is a monthly recognition of small businesses that make their mark in the community and that contribute and support the work and mission of the Clarence Chamber of Commerce.

Clarence tackles swashbuckling opera with ‘Pirates’




The Clarence High School Drama Club is taking a step back in time with its spring musical, “The Pirates of Penzance.” The opera, which is almost entirely sung, follows young Frederic as he completes an apprenticeship with a band of tender-hearted pirates and the hilarity that ensues when he falls in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major Gen. Stanley. […]

New Generations Conference returns to Clarence this week



The Clarence High School Interact Club, under the direction of adviser Brian Schmidt, and the Rotary Club of Clarence are hosting the 18th annual New Generations Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Clarence High School. Students from 15 high schools throughout Western New York will assemble to discuss topics that concern the youth of today. […]

Residents can alert county about potholes by phone, email



Erie County Legislator Ed Rath is reminding residents that the county’s Department of Public Works maintains a complaint line concerning potholes and poor road conditions. (See editorial on page four) Residents who want to report a pothole or otherwise poor road condition can call 858-7966 and leave their complaint. Soon after a request was made by the Legislature for a […]

News Brief



The Clarence Planning Board work session and meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, have been canceled. For more information about town meetings including full agendas and supplemental documents, visit www2.erie.gov/clarence.

Residents should use pothole tip line, email

Bee Editorial

It has been a snowy, frigid winter, and the local roads can attest to the harsh conditions Western New York has experienced during the past couple of months. As the temperatures now turn milder and the snow begins to melt, potholes are becoming more visible — and more of a problem — across the region. To aid in locating and […]