2022-02-02 E-Edition

Clarence resident celebrates 100th birthday

There are certain milestone years in a life – the first birthday, hitting double digits, becoming 18 or 21, and each decade afterwards. Traditional etiquette dictates that you would usually never ask a lady her age, but some milestones are so important that they must be celebrated. Here in Clarence, Florence Stafford has hit the rare milestone of triple digits, […]

Casilio discusses ‘State of the Town’

Although the usual State of the Town address could not take place this year, Town Supervisor Pat Casilio recently sat down with the Bee to share information about some of the biggest things to affect Clarence in 2021, with property reevaluations, the pandemic and development as some of the major topics of discussion. “The Town of Clarence went through a […]

Step into ‘A Whole New World’ at Clarence Middle School

Don’t worry, you aren’t seeing double – it’s just double the opportunity for Clarence Middle School students as they step into the deserts of Agrabah next week. The middle schoolers will perform the junior version of the beloved Disney classic “Aladdin,” and in a unique twist, this year’s show will have two sets of leads. That means two Aladdins, two […]

Chamber to honor Ray Skaine as Volunteer of the Year

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce will honor Ray Skaine as Volunteer of the Year during its 49th annual awards dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Samuel’s Grande Manor in Clarence. Ray Skaine moved to Buffalo when his father was transferred from Monongahela, Pennsylvania. His family settled in North Buffalo and he, along with his siblings, attended Bennett and […]

Got stick? The Backyard Classic returns for its 13th year

With skates laced and sticks ready, The Backyard Classic is returning to Canalside for the hockey tournament’s 13th year. The tournament will be held from Feb. 4 to 6 with all proceeds going to Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo. Originally established by Nicholas Penberthy, an East Amherst resident, and dubbed the Annual Hasek’s Heroes Backyard Classic, the event has grown […]

Buffalo Auto Show gets into gear this weekend

Let’s go, Buffalo! The Buffalo Auto Show will power up from Thursday, Feb. 3, to Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St., Buffalo. Special events will include WNY celebrity dream vehicles on display, such as Russell J. Salvatore’s Bentley; The Shatkin Collection 1989 Rolls Royce, and ’64 ’Vette; Bill Carroll’s award-winning 1954 Pink DeSoto and […]

County-wide Envirothon to be held this April

The annual Erie County Envirothon competition for high school students will be held Thursday, April 28, at the Village Green Park in Elma, sponsored by the Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District. The Envirothon is a problem solving natural resource competition that helps students develop into environmentally aware and action-oriented adults. Teams from Erie County high schools will register […]

News Brief

Two Erie County residents have been arraigned on felony charges for allegedly attempting to enter a Bills game at Highmark Stadium with fake vaccination cards. West Seneca residents Michael and Amber Naab were arraigned in an Orchard Park court last week on Tuesday night, Jan. 25. As the Erie County District Attorney’s office announced on Twitter, “This is the first […]

Beware at-home COVID-19 test scams

Scammers are taking advantage of the free COVID-19 test government program to steal personal information for unscrupulous purposes, according to a warning from the NYS Division of Consumer Protection. Due to the high demand, scammers may start using techniques that typically arise with a free government event such as falsely claiming to be online providers of the tests, sending fake […]