Signing day

Casilio touts town’s development, economic prowess in State of the Town address

Clarence Supervisor Patrick Casilio highlighted the town’s financial strength and its ongoing redevelopment of the Main Street corridor during his State of the Town address on Thursday. Speaking to a packed banquet room at Samuel’s Grande Manor, Casilio touted the town’s economic stability, noting that Clarence is now assessed at approximately $4 billion, increasing from last year by more than […]

Blueberry farm to stay put for now as Town Board tables plan for estate homes

For more than five years, the Clarence blueberry U-pick farm that has been a part of the property at 5685 Shimerville Road has grown exponentially as scores of residents descend upon the rows of blueberry bushes each summer. While the property itself has been sold, residents who want to continue satiating their blueberry fix locally do not have to fret […]

Winterfest set for Olympic theme in 12th year

A spirit of camaraderie and giving will fill the air of the Clarence Town Park this Sunday as Winterfest heads into its 12th year. More than a decade ago, the Youth Bureau initiated the idea, with the help of the Clarence Chamber of Commerce, in order to create a winter-themed event for a town that had few planned gatherings when […]

Schneiderman announces collection bins now disclose charitable purposes

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced that more than 4,700 donation collection bins throughout New York now disclose whether clothing or other items deposited in those bins are used for charitable or for-profit purposes. This follows the attorney general’s enforcement effort to ensure bin owners’ compliance with a new state law that imposes strict regulations on the […]

Church’s concert series to continue on Jan. 28

Crossroads Lutheran Church will hold its next selection in the Community Concert Series at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at the church, 4630 Main St. at Burroughs Drive, Amherst. The event, to be held in the church sanctuary, will feature the Amherst Alumni Chorale, which consists of school alumni and staff with an age range of graduates from the 1950s […]

School Brief

Gretchen Weiss, a freshman at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, made the dean’s high honor list for the fall semester for obtaining a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

Town prepares for Eastern Hills’ future with creation of new zoning district

The Clarence Town Board, in preparation for a future redevelopment of the Eastern Hills Mall site, amended the town code at its Jan. 17 meeting to create a new zoning class. Chapter 229 of the town code’s zoning section now includes a “lifestyle center district” that Supervisor Patrick Casilio says allows for the creation of a “city within a town.” […]

BPO to perform chamber concert at Clarence Presbyterian

For three engagements, a small group of BPO musicians is trading the concert hall for a more intimate setting. BPO Concertmaster Dennis Kim is once again directing a small group of Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra musicians in performance in Western New York churches. The Buffalo Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra will visit Clarence Presbyterian Church at 9675 Main St. on Thursday, Feb. 1. […]

New opportunities exist for healthy living in new year

With the new year having arrived and the gluttony of the holiday firmly in the rearview mirror, January aptly marks National Healthy Living Month. “Healthy living” can comprise a multitude of topics and ways of staying fit — from getting a good night’s sleep to committing oneself to exercise habits every day. One surefire way to keep the calories at […]