Family Activities

thurs. 1 Wellness Walk — Drop by the Tifft Nature Preserve and enjoy the fresh air and the sights and sounds of fall with a healthy outdoor walk on the trails, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ – Pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.sciencebuff.org After-School Escape — Together, kids and their parents or caregivers […]

Athleticism, depth, experience to propel girls hoops team

Clarence’s girls basketball team has a lot going for it this season, even with the loss of two starters off a squad that reached the semifinal round of the playoffs last winter. Many of the squad’s 13 players have at least one year of varsity experience under their belts, if not more. And whether or not this is a player’s […]

Boys volleyball team holds awards banquet

Clarence’s boys volleyball team put the finishing touches on its standout 2016 campaign Nov. 15 by holding its annual team awards banquet. Highlighting the team awards in coach Kevin Starr’s eyes was the fact that the Red Devils were named the Western New York Boys Volleyball Officials Association’s Team of the Year for the sixth time in the 17-year history […]

Girls soccer team holds awards banquet

Clarence’s girls soccer team officially put its 2016 season to rest Sunday by holding its annual awards banquet. Lauren Cullinan (8 goals, 19 assists) was named Most Valuable Outside Midfielder and a First Team ECIC I all-star, while Emma Faso (18 goals, 17 assists) was named the Most Valuable Forward and a Second Team all-star. Hannah Spitzer (1 goal, 9 […]

Boys basketball team poised to succeed

Even with four starters gone from Clarence boys basketball coach Doug Ratka’s first-ever varsity club, Ratka is entering the 2016-17 campaign with a cautious optimism derived from the reinforcements poised to invigorate the Red Devils’ roster this winter. As the longtime JV coach prior to assuming the varsity responsibilities last season, Ratka is already aware of the potential seniors Henry […]

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 1 Jam With Brian Miller — 7 p.m., Northtown Music, 3648 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. 838-3835 Doc Licata Plays The Beatles — 7 p.m., Pizza Plant, 7770 Transit Road, Williamsville. 632-0847, www.pizzaplant.com fri. 2 Darrell Porter Band — Dwyer’s Irish Pub, 65 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-4837 The JT Blues Band — 8 p.m., Hot Mama’s Canteen, 12 Military […]


fri. 2-sun. 4 Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase — Presented by the University at Buffalo Theatre & Dance Department, the showcase is a dance concert of new works by advanced-level UB student choreographers, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Katharine Cornell Theatre, 102 Fillmore-Ellicott Academic Complex, UB North Campus; $. www.theatredance.buffalo.edu […]


fri. 2 Get Smart — Presented by the Towne Players, Maxwell Smart talks his way into handling two huge problems at once — how to guard Professor Dante’s invention that would bring disaster in the wrong hands, and how to guard Ingrid, a princess from Scandinavia who could be the next victim in a series of kidnappings. Opens at 7:30 […]


thurs. 1 MayDen Jazz — With Dennis Warne, guitar, and Jenny May, bass, noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore; Free. 876-6504 ’For Ko’ – Yuki Numata Resnick Album Release Party — On her new disc “For Ko,” Yuki Numata interweaves the movements of J.S. Bach’s “Partita No. 1 in B minor” […]

Black Watch West Soccer Academy holding winter programs

Black Watch NY West Soccer will hold its winter academy programs at the Epic Center, 2793 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. An 18-week, 60-minute field player academy for boys and girls ages 7 to 18 will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays beginning Dec. 4 through April 30, excluding Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 4 and April 16. Curriculum and […]