Weekly Feature



May 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Memorial Day a time to honor the war dead

Memorial Day is meant to remember those who died while serving in our nation’s military. More...

Spindle items

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE — This year, as for the past 98 years, American Legion Post 838 of Clarence will lead the Clarence community in honoring the war dead this Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. More...

Articles of impeachment are not always blockbusters

Firing high-level cabinet members. Circumventing Congress. Making brash public statements about political rivals. Each of these items could set the stage for impeachment of an American president. Just ask Andrew Johnson. More...

Obituaries

Anthony J. Swiatowy, dentist

Anthony J. Swiatowy, 86, of Williamsville, died Sunday, May 13, 2018.  Mr. Swiatowy was born in Akron, New York, on June 10, 1931. More...

Lifestyles

Carnegie Art Center exhibition explores building blocks of life, cities

While it may look merely like an interesting collection of shapes and lines, or perhaps synapses, Joshua Nickerson’s art has a grander concept, which often incorporates the tiny structures of which we are made: atoms and cells. More...

Pair celebrates 60th anniversary

Patricia and William Kushman of Clarence celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows and a dinner party with family and friends at Brookfield Country Club in Clarence.  William Kushman married the former Patricia Young on Ma More...

CLERGY COLUMN

If it’s not about love, it’s not about God

I cheerfully admit to being a British royal family nerd. I can tell you the order of succession to the throne. When I was 13, I got up at 4 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Art

thurs. 24   Joshua Nickerson: All The Cities We Have Been - New Works — With an opening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, and continues through Saturday, June 23, at Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. More...

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

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Bark in the Park sees additions in second year

Move over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Clarence is ready to celebrate a canine wedding worthy of royalty when Bark in the Park commences this weekend.  More...

Bar Bill Northtowns gets site plan approval

If the early renderings of Bar Bill Northtowns are any indication, and after the restaurant finally opens, Clarence residents may not even notice that the farmhouse formerly known as the Red Mill Inn at 8326 Main St. has a new tenant.  More...

Local News

Voters approve $83 million school budget

BOE incumbents retain seats

The public voted overwhelmingly to approve the Clarence Board of Education’s proposed $83 million budget for the 2018-19 school year as more than 2,000 residents casted ballots on May 15.  With 2,216 votes cast, the budget proposal receive More...

Firefighter cancer registry bill passes Senate

The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act — a bill authored by Congressman Bill Pascrell of New Jersey, along with Congressman Chris Collins — recently passed the United States Senate.  More...

Town Board Agenda

6 p.m., Wednesday, May 23

Agenda items   1. Consider the request for an open space design overlay for the Legacy Woods Subdivision located on the west side of Newhouse Road, north of Roll Road.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Drop-off events need better organization

For the second year in a row, I attempted to drop off old unused electronics at an organized event for disposal of electronic wastes.  For the second year in a row, I had no luck in dropping off my old electronics.  More...

Police Blotter

Flowers disappear from Eastbrook Place

Saturday, May 12   • Deputies arrested a 21-year-old man on an outstanding warrant out of Amherst Town Court. He was turned over to Amherst police. The bench warrant was for a narcotics charge.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

School budget vote: 32.9 percent voted no. Possibly high as the board is not truly holding costs down. Sales tax increase for our area was 2.2 percent. Why wasn’t the tax levy held to 2.2 percent? More...

Sports

Softball team downs pair of non-league foes

Clarence’s softball team tuned up for its 2018 postseason run and improved to 11-7 overall in the process by taking down a pair of private-school foes in non-league action last week.  More...

Croff collects volleyball scholarship

Clarence senior Alex Croff was recently selected as the recipient of the 13th annual Clarence High School Boys Volleyball scholarship that is sponsored by the Clarence Boys Volleyball Boosters.  More...

White Sox win TCBA Major games

The White Sox took down a handful of opponents with relative ease in recent Town of Clarence Baseball Association Major League action.  More...

What's Going On

Clarence Public Library Calendar of Activities

Tabletop Game Space   Meet and connect with others in a safe and social environment to play tabletop games featuring elements of strategy, light role play and cooperative game play. The program is designed for ages 13 and up. More...

Hollow Farmers Market sets opening

The Clarence Hollow Farmers Market’s May Flower Days started Saturday and will run through May 26. The market is located at 10717 Main St., Clarence. Local farmers will offer early bedding and vegetable plants and spring produce. More...

Hollow Association sets chicken BBQ

The Clarence Hollow Association will hold a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue at noon Monday, May 28. A chicken dinner and drink will cost $10, while a hot dog, chips and a drink will cost $5. A basket raffle will also be available. More...

Business

Kearns forms partnership for distracted driving awareness in Western New York

Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns, AAA Western and Central New York, AT&T, Erie County Sheriff’s Department and New York State Police partnered to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving in order to recognize AAA’s 100 Dead More...

Loss of Tipped Waged Credit will hurt restaurant industry, according to Norris

In response to constituent concerns over the governor’s proposal to eliminate the state’s tipped wage, Assemblyman Mike Norris expressed his opposition of the measure to state Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon.  More...

Western New York teacher residency program established at Canisius College

The Canisius College Center for Urban Education announced the establishment of the Western New York Teacher Residency. More...


Clarence Special Events 2018
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