2022-11-23 E-Edition

Snowstorm plows through WNY, reaching historic peaks

The cleanup continues after a record-breaking Lake Effect snowstorm barreled through Western New York over the past weekend. Erie County residents awoke Thursday to a flurry of warnings about what would become a historic snowstorm. Then the flakes started flying Thursday night as cars were buried and roadways turned into sheets of white. And as warned in every alert, the […]

Christmas comes to life at St. Paul’s and Kelkenberg Farm

It’s a common sight as December approaches: statues or small figurines of humans and animals playing out one of the most well-known scenes in human history, gazing with love and wonder upon an infant resting in a manger. Odds are you’ve seen countless Nativity scenes in your life. But this year, for the second year in a row, St. Paul […]

Hamlin House named local historic landmark

The Hamlin House at 10545 Main St. is now recognized as a local historic landmark, as of Wednesday morning’s Clarence Town Board meeting, per the request of owner John Zavrel. “It really is a historical treasure for the Town of Clarence,” said Heath Szymczak, of the Historic Preservation Commission, who shared several details of the home’s history. “It’s one of […]

Gallivan set to represent new 60th Senate District

Sen. Patrick Gallivan will begin serving residents living in the newly configured 60th New York State Senate District starting Sunday, Jan. 1. Voters elected Gallivan last week in an uncontested race to represent a district that now includes the towns of Clarence, Newstead, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Evans and Brant. Since 2011, Gallivan has represented the 59th Senate District and will […]

Bee Heard

Clarence High School has decided to do the musical, “The Producers,” this year. “The Producers” relies heavily on subtle and blatant sexual jokes plus stereotypes taken to the extreme; for these reasons, it is for mature audiences only. There are several concerned students who are not planning to participate, and the school will not provide copies of the script to […]

News Briefs

The Bee has received additional information for the Clarence Lions Club since publishing our annual Community Directory. The full details for the organization are as follows: Clarence Lions Club Bill Weisbeck, President P.O. Box 122, Clarence, New York 14031 Contact: 716-609-2611 and lions.clarence@gmail.com Website: www.clarencelions.org

Incoming land conservancy director has ambitious agenda

The Western New York Land Conservancy Center welcomes its new executive director, Jonathan Kaledin. He begins his tenure on Jan. 9, succeeding Nancy Smith, who was the land conservancy’s executive director for 10 years before announcing her retirement in July. Originally from Boston, Kaledin has an extensive background in environmental law, serving in several executive positions since the beginning of […]

News Briefs

Current or former users of public or paratransit services are encouraged to take the Rate Your Ride WNY survey, which aims to collect users’ experiences interacting with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Metro bus and rail public, as well as paratransit, to improve accessibility, timeliness and suitable stops for those with and without disabilities. Access the survey at RateYourRideWNY. com. […]

Clarence youth to lead Aurora Players Christmas show

Caoimhe Kruger, 12, of Clarence, will play a leading role in Aurora Player’s special holiday engagement of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” which will run from Dec. 1 through 4, at Hamlin Park’s Historic Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove and Prospect Streets, East Aurora. This holiday comedy by Barbara Robinson is about a couple suddenly faced with putting on their church’s […]