Weekly Feature



February 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Be vigilant in protecting your identity, property

Throughout the year, people are bothered by individuals and/or companies that are running scams, and it seems that residents in Clarence and Amherst are still falling prey to false claims and fraudulent solicitations.  Entries for the weekly pol More...

Spindle items

SPRUCE MEADOW FARM — Fun and food are the order of the day at the Winter Fun Horse Show, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 4, at Spruce Meadow Farm, located at 10333 Keller Road in Clarence. More...

Descendant of abolitionist walks in legendary shoes

American history came alive Friday afternoon during a celebration of Black History Month at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Bailey Avenue adjacent to the University at Buffalo. And it was up close and personal. More...

Education

Daemen College opens technology center

Daemen College opened its new Graduate Studies Technology Center, part of a major effort to advance technology infrastructure for the college’s growing graduate programs, during a recent celebration.  More...

Lifestyles

Chili cook-off slated at Harris Hill UMC

The Harris Hill United Methodist Church will hold its Cook-Off and Soup Showdown at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the church, 8495 Main St. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 per person. More...

Girl Scouts of WNY launches new summer camp activities

I n an effort to help girls develop a greater appreciation for the outdoors and interest in science, technology, engineering and math, the Girl Scouts of Western New York has launched a series of new summer camp activities.  More...

What's Going On

Purr-fect Fit plans wine fundraiser

A Purr-fect Fit Animal Rescue & Adoption will hold a “Wine & Whiskers Gala” from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Tickets are $50, which include dinner and open bar. More...

Clarence Public Library

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Engineering Fairy Tales   More...

Business

Second emergency HEAP grants now available in New York

Help for heating is still available. A second emergency benefit is now available for households who have exhausted both the regular and first emergency Home Emergency Assistance Program benefits.  More...

Beware of fake opioid treatments, BBB warns

The Better Business Bureau is cautioning the public about scammers capitalizing on the opioid epidemic by marketing phony treatments. More...

Passport fee set for increase in April

According to officials at the Buffalo Passport Agency, effective Monday, April 2, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. More...

Security a hot topic at BOE budget session

With the sad images from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School fresh in their minds, parents and teachers in the Clarence School District appealed to the Board of Education on Monday to make security its number one priority in the development of next More...

Clarence resident takes second in national ‘ninja’ competition

When Clarence resident Shane Carter was watching Jessie Graff become the first woman ever to complete Stage 1 of the Las Vegas Finals course in the 2016 season of “American Ninja Warrior,” he was less intimidated than he was inspired. More...

Local News

Town Board Agenda

6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28

Agenda items   1. Millennium Construction requests a public hearing to consider a temporary conditional permit for an epoxy specialty business use at 8275 Transit Road.  More...

County comptroller details agencies providing area tax preparation assistance

With income taxes due on Tuesday, April 17, the County Comptroller’s Office is providing a list of options for people who need help preparing their tax filings. More...

County Legislature asks for historic tax credit extension

The Erie County Legislature voted 11-0 in favor of a resolution requesting an immediate extension of the New York State historic tax credit.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Student protest should be applauded

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, I was driving down Harris Hill Road heading toward Genesee and saw a large group of high school students, perhaps as many as 100, standing along the corner of Wehrle Drive, waving signs. It was raining. More...

Police Blotter

Main Street stop leads to several charges

Saturday, Feb. 17   Deputies stopped a vehicle for a lighting violation and charged the driver with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. A 21-year-old woman was released on traffic tickets, pending arraignment.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

TYLER, Leon D. “Lee,” of Clarence, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Mr. Tyler is survived by his wife, Mary (nee Schlabach); five children, Kelly Stoklosa, Angela Ulrich, Beverly Groff, and Rob and Todd Tyler; and 11 grandchildren. More...

Sports

Ferris hits school-record 10 threes in loss

Boys hoops playoffs

Jamestown’s fourth-seeded boys basketball team avoided catastrophe Friday night despite the best efforts of Brandon Ferris and his Clarence teammates, as the fifth-seeded Red Devils came up just short of knocking off the Red Raiders on the road More...

Rifle team’s Kirk earns invite to national championships

Matt Kirk recently earned a first-round invitation to the national men’s air rifle championships at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The national championships, which will be held April 6-12, are the gateway to t More...

NFVB 16U volleyball takes 11th in Northeast Regional tourney

By the conclusion of the boys’ Atlantic Northeastern Tournament, the NFVB 16U Gold boys volleyball team finished as the 11th-ranked team of 29 teams in their age bracket.  More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 1   Art Inventory for Artists with Jayne Hughes — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, EDU Room 506 of Buffalo Arts Studio, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $45. 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org  More...

Family Activities

sat. 3   Woods Walk: Food For Wildlife — Join a guided nature walk to search for things that wild animals eat in the woods, 11 a.m. More...

Art

thurs. 1   West Seneca Art Society Live Demonstration — The West Seneca Art Society will present “Demo by Mari, Abstract, Contemporary and Modern Artist,” 7 p.m. More...


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