2020-07-09

2020-07-09 E-Edition

The Show Must Go On

Due to the pandemic, the Lancaster Town Band canceled its summer concert season. Instead, small groups of members are hosting mini concerts to be streamed on the Lancaster Town Band Facebook page, called Lancaster Town Band “Lite.” Tuesday’s concert was “the Tichy family and friends.”

Taste of Buffalo goes virtual


The 37th Taste of Buffalo will continue to offer plenty of fun, food and virtual entertainment in 2020. The event will be held virtually on July 11 and 12 via Facebook and Instagram, sponsored by Tops Friendly Markets. “Even though we won’t be filling Niagara Square with over half a million festival goers, this is still going to be an […]

Resolution tabled for further discussion

Salary compensation structure
for Lancaster Dog Control officers questioned during work session

After discussion between Supervisor Ronald Ruffino and council member Bob Leary at the Lancaster Town Board meeting Monday, a resolution to adopt a salary compensation structure for dog control officers was tabled. According to the resolution, any individual appointed to an unsalaried part-time position as dog control officer in the Town of Lancaster Dog Control Department will be compensated for […]

WNY STEM Hub Announces Openings for Hand in Hand Powered by AT&T Summer Program


WNY STEM Hub and AT&T are seeking 39 public school students from across Western New York entering grades six through 12 to participate in the free Hand in Hand Powered by AT&T summer program. “We’re looking for 30 new student participants in this summer’s program and then an additional 20 new students for the fall to help with the open […]

Amherst native to release new single July 10

Singer/songwriter Rhea Francani to release country/pop song ‘I’ll Go’

Rhea Francani, an Amherst native from a musical family, will be releasing her new single, “I’ll Go” on July 10. Francani, who grew up in East Amherst and attended Williamsville East High School, has been writing songs since she was young. Despite having experience in a wide range of genres, Francani found herself drawn to country music from an early […]

County’s virus trend line remains stable as health officials issue warnings to establishments


Despite a slight uptick in hospitalizations related to COVID-19, Erie County officials remain optimistic about a relatively flat trend line that follows the steady downward hospitalization trajectory that preceded the Western New York region’s Phase 4 reopening. Data released by the Erie County Health Department showed that hospitalizations rose by four, to a total of 35 on Saturday, while ICU […]

Follow executive order that protects New Yorkers

Bee Editorial

New York State has gone from having one of the highest infection rates in the country, to one of the only states in the country that has contained COVID-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo initiated phased reopening in order to contain the spread of the virus, while other states have taken a less cautious approach to containing the outbreak. Last week, Cuomo […]

Spindle items



FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY — Nativity of Mary School is hosting a Food Truck Friday event each week between 5 and 7 p.m. on Fridays at 8550 Main Street, Harris Hill. For more information and a schedule of food trucks, visit nativityofmaryschool.org. HISTORICAL SOCIETY — The Lancaster Historical Society is offering half-price memberships until the end of 2020. As a member, […]

Out of the Past

119 Years AgoJuly 11, 1901 Iced tea is the best hot weather drink. Friday night, more rain fell in a given time than at any other period during the year. Lancaster was very quiet on the Fourth. Most of the people who wanted to celebrate went to Buffalo. If you get hold of a Pan-American postage stamp with the locomotive […]