2022-08-24 E-Edition

Clarence Library’s Dungeons & Dragons program rolls a ‘nat 20’ on fun

Break out your 20-sided dice (or borrow some from a librarian) – the Clarence Public Library’s Dungeons & Dragons program is beginning a new game this September. Players have the opportunity to step into their character’s life during Thursday D&D sessions with employee Jeremy Cassidy – whether they choose to play elves, dwarves, men or something else, from bards dripping […]

Newhouse Road homeowner blames subdivision for foundation issues

Brachson LLC has brought legal action against the Town of Clarence, Erie County, Legacy Woods LLC, Nidus Development LLC and Kanaka Construction Management LLC, blaming them for damage that made a home at 5795 Newhouse Road uninhabitable. In documents filed with Erie Supreme Court, the plaintiff claimed that the home’s shift off its foundation in April 2021 was due to […]

Nanobrewery to open in the Hollow

A new nanobrewery is in the works in Clarence Hollow. Eon Verrall intends to open his nanobrewery in the garage of the existing residence at 10737 Main St., which was changed from a solely residential space to a mixed use property that can contain a residence and commercial space during a recent Planning Board meeting. Verrall’s plan is to get […]


Erie 1 BOCES offered a variety of fun and interactive educational camps during its week-long Summer at the Center. Held at the Harkness Career and Technical Center, this program gives kids going into grades six through nine their choice of several camps, some of which include “culinary arts, animation, film making, engineering and robotics, fashion design, video game design, building […]

Fatal car-pedestrian parking lot accident

An accident in the parking lot of 6850 Main St. took the life of a pedestrian on Friday, July 29. Shirley Giglia, of Clarence, was struck and killed by a pickup truck backing up, according to Amherst Police. The driver of the truck was issued a traffic summons for failure to use due care for a pedestrian. Main-Transit Fire Department […]

Clarence-based pastor earns Extraordinary Pastoral Leadership Award

Ministering to those in need is one of the key tenets of the Catholic faith. There are plenty of ways to fulfill that duty, from volunteer work to more fiscally oriented charity to supporting the organizations – such as Catholic Charities – that exist in order to serve people in need. The Rev. Walter Szczesny, pastor of Our Lady of […]

Country Parkway Elementary School PTA receives two national distinctions

The Country Parkway Elementary Parent-Teacher Association has received two national awards, which helped them to identify and correct previously unidentifiable gaps in family-school partnerships. The school’s PTA received the School of Excellence Award, which qualified them to also receive the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Outstanding Family-School Partnership Award, the highest honor in the program nationally. The School Safety Excellence Award Program […]

Beware text scams with fake bank fraud alerts

A text phishing scheme is targeting cellphone users with an attempt to steal their information. The New York State Division of Consumer Protection warns that fraudsters are impersonating financial institutions, claiming that a customer’s account is compromised “due to unusual activity,” but the message is an attempt to deceive the recipient into sharing personal information. Scammers might pose as a […]

Arts and culture initiative grant applications open

Applications are open for the 2022 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Arts & Culture Initiative competitive grant process. Applicants must be 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations physically located in and/ or operating from the eight counties of Western New York plus Monroe County. There are two grant categories: • A single arts and culture nonprofit organization, with no more than $3 million […]