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2018-01-10 / Editorials

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NEW TOWN LANDMARKS — The Clarence Historic Preservation Commission recently announced that two properties have been designated as Town Historic Landmark. There are now a total of 22 designated Town Landmark properties and two National Register properties.

The property at 4865 Meadowbrook Road, owned by Paul Skowron, was constructed around 1850 to 1860. This two-story, full brick, Italianate-style residence originally fronted to the east and was accessed from the Wenner Road/Sheridan Drive area, but now fronts west to Meadowbrook Road, as Meadowbrook Road was built years after this residence was constructed. The residence features arched windows with stone sills and a stone foundation. The first owner was Pastor John Lapp, and the residence was built by Jeremiah Fogelsonger.

Additionally, the property at 4760 Goodrich Road, owned by Paul Dabrowski, was constructed circa 1830. The two-story, Pennsylvania German-style farmhouse features a four-bay front with an asymmetrical entrance. It also includes a full post-and-beam structure on a stone foundation and a remaining stone wall in the front yard area. The property was once owned by John Long, one of the town’s original settlers.

WNY LACROSSE HALL OF FAME — The Western New York Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse recently held its annual selection meeting and elected Clarence girls varsity coach Doug Kohler to its Hall of Fame. Kohler will be honored alongside Buffalo Bandit legend John Tavares when the Class of 2018 will be introduced for the first time as a group and formally enshrined on Saturday, Jan. 13. The ceremony will be held in the Marriott Buffalo HarborCenter ballroom.

The annual selection meeting was held inside the Canisius College Koessler Athletic Complex in Buffalo and capped a year-round selection process. The newly elected Hall of Famers were chosen from a list of 24 finalists who had been determined earlier by the Western New York Lacrosse Selection Committee.

The enshrinement ceremony starts at 4 p.m. and dinner will follow. Tickets for the event can be purchased for $35 each, with tables for 10 people available for $300. The price includes access to the event and one ticket to the evening’s Buffalo Bandits game versus the Vancouver Stealth.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.WesternNewYorkLacrosse.com or by calling Todd Schoenberger at 302-296-7724.

STATE OF THE TOWN — The State of the Town will be offered by Supervisor Pat Casilio at noon Thursday, Jan. 18, at Samuel’s Grande Manor, 8750 Main St. Tickets are $30, and reservations can be made by calling the chamber office at 631-3888.

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce reminds residents that its annual awards dinner will be held this year on March 1, also at Samuel’s Grande Manor.

The honorees list was recently released by the chamber: E. Peter Forrestel as Citizen of the Year, Robert Lenz as Lifetime Achiever, Clarence Toastmasters Club as Organization of the Year, Picone Construction Corp. as Large Business of the Year, and Monkey See, Monkey Do Bookstore as Small Business of the Year.

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