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Where we live: Clarence


Clarence schools have a free app to help students and parents stay in touch with their district.

Through the app, which is available for iPhones and Android phones, users can access school news and add school events directly into a smartphone’s calendar. Go to clarenceschools.org to download the app.

In other school news, three out of seven teams that participated earlier this month in the New York Affiliate Finals Tournament for Destination Imagination will represent the state at the global tournament next month in Knoxville, TN. More than 8,000 students are expected to attend.

Grant GianGrasso, Jacob Laczkowski, Cameron Leone, Dalton Leone, Armand Petri, Gayle Petri and Sophia Semo are on the middle school team “Great Minds Don’t Think Alike;” Kat Belling, Michael Bender, Emily Chuang, Chris Eberle, Christopher Joshi, David Powell and Ryan Wheatley are on the high school team “Fluffy Muffin Tax Evaders;” and Judith Brennan, Lillian Brennan, Meghan Brennan, Victoria Cirillo, Sophia Kaplan, Emily Okon and Kate Quesada are on another high school team “Polychromaddicts.”

Teams compete in one of seven, open-ended challenges in science, technology, engineering and math, in addition to improvisation, theater arts, writing, project management, communication, innovation, teamwork and community service.

Also this week:

• The Clarence Hollow Association will hold its quarterly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Asa Ransom House, 10529 Main St. “A Step Back in Time,” a slide presentation of photographs of Clarence from the 1960s to 70s by Jon Rothemeyer, will be featured.

• The Clarence Chamber of Commerce will host a business roundtable at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Clarence Library, Three Town Place.

The scheduled presentation is “How to get the best care and transfer of wealth most efficiently.” Guest speakers include Joe Genco and Michelle Seibert of New England Financial & Metlife; and attorney Aaron J. Felmet of Bennett, Schechter, Arcuri & Will.

Topics will include what Social Security has to offer; how and when you’re eligible to receive benefits; things to consider in deciding when to take income; and strategies for collecting to help maximize your benefits.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP Chamber Office at 631-3888.

• A Town Board work session begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a regular meeting at 7:30, in Town Hall, One Town Place.

• Town offices will be closed Friday.

• The Clarence Kiwanis Club’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday in Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St. There will be prizes, face painting, hot dogs and refreshments.

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