2019-05-15 E-Edition

Hanging out

Samantha Abrams of Myrtles Greenhouse in Alden helps Bruce Kloc select the perfect hanging plant during May Flower Days at the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market on May 4. Photo by Jim Smerecak

As Legion members age and finances become a concern, Post 838 shortens Memorial Day parade route

This year, as it has for nearly a century, the American Legion Post 838 will lead the Clarence community in honoring the war dead this Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. Yet for the first time, units will be marching along an altered, shortened route that will see the parade length cut in half. In the past, the route started […]

BOE-appointed committee recommends $26 million capital project

A 13-member committee, appointed by the Clarence Board of Education to investigate the need and feasibility of a potential district capital project, has recommended to the board a $26 million investment that would see much-needed upgrades in building infrastructure. The project would be put to the community for a vote in the fall to coincide with the district’s debt relief […]

The Abbey gets awaited special exception use permit for new townhouse units

Following months of deliberation between developers and town officials, and after seemingly endless concerns regarding the state of parking on the site, developer Russell Salvatore has been granted a long-sought special exception use permit for eight multiple-family housing units to be constructed at The Abbey, a mixed-use property located at 6449 Transit Road. A public hearing was opened at the […]

Lehmbeck selected as new athletic director for Clarence Central School District

The Clarence Board of Education recently voted to approve Jason Lehmbeck as the director of health, physical education and athletics for the Clarence Central School District. Lehmbeck replaces Greg Kaszubski, who is retiring after 30 years in the position. Lehmbeck was a physical education and health teacher in the Fairport Central School District for 18 years. He was also an […]

Chamber of Commerce invites community to partake in London trip

Following a few years of transition after the departure of president Jan Reicis, the Clarence Chamber of Commerce is ready to fly again. Now with two full-time employees in Amy Engler, director of business development, and Ashley Wrisley, director of events, the chamber is set to reinitiate a series of overseas trips intended to stimulate ideas for new business opportunities. […]

Brothers of Mercy break ground on expansion

The Brothers of Mercy marked a new chapter in its history yesterday, officially breaking ground for a signature $21 million expansion at its Clarence campus. With the expansion, Brothers of Mercy will open a 90,000-square-foot memory care and enhanced assisted living community. The project includes 64 assisted living apartments, along with a special, 32-unit memory care wing, designed for seniors […]

Ranzenhofer honors former senator as Woman of Distinction

Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer has recognized former State Sen. Mary Lou Rath as a 2019 Woman of Distinction for her dedication and leadership serving the community. “Mary Lou has shown her dedication to the betterment of the community both through her time in public service, as well as her volunteer work. She played a crucial role in starting the Woman of […]

Vitello accepts Award for Excellence in Music Education from BPO

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra held its annual Celebration of Music Education on May 11, recognizing distinguished educators in Western New York and awarding scholarships to students who intend to pursue careers in music. The BPO partners with the Erie County Music Educators Association, Niagara County Music Educators Association, and Friends of the BPO to present this evening, which opens with […]