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January 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Make increased volunteering your resolution this year

Bee Editorial

I t’s the new year, and we’re sure that many of you have made resolutions to lose weight or quit bad habits. More...

Spindle items

• HAPPY NEW YEAR — I don’t think I have ever eaten as much as I have during the past week.  From one party to the next, it was buffet after sit-down dinner after cookie platter, and I would never be so rude as to not indulge the More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 3, 1889   Robbers broke in Mr. Harroun’s hardware store last Friday night and stole the same as $175. They have not been captured. Beware of thieves.  More...

Police Blotter

Flooded roads cause chaos for motorists, rescuers

Saturday, Dec. 21  • Multiple power outages were reported in the Clarence area due to an ice storm.  • Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person on Harris Hill Road. More...

Education

Williamsville high schools schedule open houses

The three Williamsville high schools have scheduled upcoming open houses and orientation programs.  Parents and students who reside in the district will have an opportunity to tour the schools and attend presentations from the various department More...

Gregory J. Stang, English teacher cross-country and track coach

Gregory J. Stang, a retired English teacher from Williamsville North High School who coached cross-country and track, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.  The Clarence Center resident was 63.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Collegiate musicians across WNY form wind ensemble, schedule first concert

The future of music education in Western New York is in good hands. With wind instruments at the ready and a passion for playing, the WNY Future Music Educator’s Wind Ensemble will take to the stage on Jan. More...

Clarence Library hosts Family History class

The Clarence Library will host a computer class on using Family History with Ancestry Library. The class will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, and will allow you to trace your roots with the Ancestry Library Edition database. More...

Bee Senior News

The Clarence Senior Center is located at 4600 Thompson Road. Contact the center at 633-5138 to sign up for activities. More...

Business

EG Tax provides knowledge, dedicated service

As the holidays and 2013 come to a close, a new year will bring the beginning of the annual tax season.  At EG Tax, a dedicated staff works to ensure that the most applicable tax laws are applied on behalf of each of its clients.  More...

BBB gives advice for gift returns, exchanges

About one-third of consumers will return at least some portion of their holiday gifts, and the Better Business Bureau wants to remind consumers that it’s very important to know one’s rights and individual store policies.  More...

Clarence Chamber hosting mini business expo

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce will host its first ever mini Business Expo as the kickoff event for its 2014 A.M. Networking Series from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Clarence Pizza Company, 6235 Goodrich Road, Clarence.  More...

Cuomo signs nonprofit act into law

Ranzenhofer sponsor of legislation for charities

Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013, which was sponsored by state Sen. More...

Latin students show language far from dead

Latin may not be spoken as the official language in any country today, but it is the basis for the Romance languages — French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian, as well as many smaller dialects — accounting for around 800 million More...

Local News

Laborer works extra hours to control flooding

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When parts of Clarence started to flood the weekend before Christmas, Town of Clarence Highway Department laborer Douglas Snyder was at the ready.  “It was pretty insane,” Snyder, 60, said regarding the weeklong effort and hours of o More...

New Briefs

The Town of Clarence offices located inside Town Hall, 1 Town Place, will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day.  More...

Looking back on 2013, a year filled with ups and downs

Some significant events helped shape 2013 in Clarence: January/February • Chris Collins was sworn is as the congressional representative for the 27th district following a narrow defeat of incumbent Kathy Hochul the previous November. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bank Street seeking former residents

Cookies were not the only topic of conversation at the 58th annual Bank Street Cookie Party held Dec. More...

Thanks for holiday flood response

I just want to thank the Clarence Highway Department on the great job in clearing Wolcott Road of ice and snow after the very bad flood from Tonawanda Creek.  I also would like to thank the volunteer fire companies that delivered sandbags to res More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

MARTIN, Kevin J., of Clarence, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Mr. Martin is survived by his mother, Ann (nee Stoiber); three sisters, Patti Reiter, Sharon DiMarco and Karen Karas; and four brothers, Timothy, Michael, Glenn and Daniel. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 1/3/2014 4:44 PM

Sports submission procedure changed during site redesign

With the Bee Group Newspapers’ corporate website currently undergoing a redesign, the methods for submitting teams’ basketball, hockey, or other winter sports results to The Bee -- whether it is a house, travel, town, recreational or other team – hav More...

Armstrong’s selection by MLB’s Reds tops year in sports

2013 Year in review

Mark Armstrong’s dream became a reality right in the middle of Clarence’s run to the state’s Class AA baseball title game.  More...

MAKING WAVES

Victoria Butler, front row, middle, recently signed a letter of intent to swim at the University at Buffalo. Also pictured in the front row is her mother, Susan, and sister, Alexandra. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Clarence Toastmasters invites new members   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Announcements

Buffalo Olmstead Flurrious Photo Contest — Share your best photographs of your Olmsted Parks. If you already have a photo, send it in. If not, you have until Jan. 10 to capture one. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 2  Wellness Walk — Drop by Tifft Nature Preserve and enjoy the fresh air and the sights and sounds of the season with a healthy outdoor walk, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Jan. More...


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