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Where we live: Clarence


The Clarence Central School District holds its annual school board election and budget referendum from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the gymnasium at Clarence High School, 9625 Main St.

The proposed budget totals $75,392,337, up from $72,591,945 in the current year, while the estimated tax levy is $44,068,450, up from the current $42,439,977.

Four candidates will be seeking two seats on the Board of Education. They include incumbent Michael Fuchs, director of finance for Rich Products; Jacob Kirksiek, an engineer and businessman; Joseph Lombardo, a 2007 Clarence High School graduate and small business owner; and Dennis Priore, a retired teacher and school administrator. Board vice president Susan Altman is not seeking re-election.

This week:

• Gina Browning, director of public relations for the SPCA Serving Erie County, will be the keynote speaker at the Clarence Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Symposium from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Samuel’s Grande Manor, 8750 Main St. Registration will be at 8:30.

The Chamber will present its 2014 Business Woman of the Year award to Barbara S. Carr, executive director of the SPCA.

The symposium also will include workshops on topics such as team building and social media, as well as a marketplace, where local businesses will offer information and retail items.

Tickets are $50, $30 for students, $360 for a corporate table of eight. For more information, call 631-3888 or visit

• The Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, will host a Senior Health & Fitness Fair in conjunction with the Akron/Newstead Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Free screenings will be offered for blood pressure, cholesterol, bone density, vascular health and balance by Catholic Health System. Attorney Robert Friedman will give a seminar on “Fourteen Ways to Preserve Your Assets With the Medicaid Laws.” There also will be free lunch and prize giveaways.

• The Town Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall, One Town Place off Goodrich Road, following a work session at 6 p.m.