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Emeri Krawczyk


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Essex Homes of WNY has completed “The Easton” at 21 Weathersfield Lane in Cross Creek Estates, a single-family home community in Lancaster off Pleasant View Drive near Harris Hill Road. The move-in-ready home is 3,012 square feet with four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Available for $434,900, it’s open for viewing every Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. “Our ‘Easton’ home …

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Thinking about moving or downsizing to an apartment? This weekend you can tour six RANE Management Properties (April 20-22). The Spring Open House Spectacular promises fun events in addition to tours all weekend long with a chance to win prizes too. Here are locations and hours. If you cannot make it this weekend, contact individual properties to make an appointment to …

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Enjoy luxury Living in the Southtowns at the Clifton Heights Apartments Homes, located at 4819 Southwestern Blvd. in Hamburg. Construction on this stunning community finished earlier this year and offers one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes ranging in size from 805 to 1,326 square feet. High end finishes and a convenient location to downtown Buffalo are just som…

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One of the best aspects about living in Buffalo is seeing historic buildings being re-purposed into living spaces, as is the case of the former Mentholatum building on Niagara Street, recently developed by Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. Visible from both Niagara Street or as you are whizzing by on the I-190, The Mentholatum officially opened to tenants in January 2018, wit…

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The DiMatteo family has been building homes for over 60 years, a tradition that started with Mike DiMatteo’s grandparents. In fact, the company name, Rosal Homes, comes from a combination of DiMatteo’s grandparents first names: Rose and Al. The custom home-builder is headquartered in Wheatfield and is building in four communities: The Briars in Wheatfield off Shawnee Ro…

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For homebuyers in search of premiere patio home living accompanied by the benefits of condominium convenience, look no further than Marrano’s new Patios at Windstone community. Nestled along the Onondaga Escarpment, just minutes from the Village of Williamsville, sits Windstone — a charming community featuring 42 patio home sites, only 30 of which remain for purchase after…

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Dockside Village is where it all started for RANE Property Management, which designs, builds and manages premier lifestyle communities in Western New York and Florida. Located at 20 Dockside Parkway in East Amherst, Dockside offers residents the flexibility to live, work, and play with everything just minutes away, thanks to easy access off Transit Road and Millersport …

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On a sunny Saturday, we went out with the in-laws for lunch at the historic North Star Tavern. A sign in front of the structure notes the North Star Tavern was built in 1831 by Martin Taber “to accommodate travelers to Buffalo.” Closed for several years, briefly opened then closed again, the tavern was purchased by Tim and Joyce Chrostowski, who opened in November 2015.…

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We are nothing if not fastidious. With Lent on the horizon, we are concerned for our stomachs. How much fish fry can one person consume? It was then that we recalled passing by Route 5 Grill & Seafood. We had always meant to stop, so we did a little investigating for those looking for something other than a fish fry. Located in what was once Curt’s Stop In (and a…

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The year is going to the dogs, for real. On Feb. 16, it's the Chinese New Year - the Year of The Dog. The obvious food story would be to write about all the fantastic places to eat lucky Chinese foods like noodles, dumplings and spring rolls, or more tongue-in-cheek, where to get a great hot dog. But what about the dogs in our life? Don’t they deserve good food, too?…

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Like every winter, now is the winter of our discontent. Football is over and our plan to organize family photos has fizzled. Avoid the inevitable ennui that sets in this time of year by visiting Hydraulic Hearth’s Saturday Burritos & Brooze brunch. Formerly Bagels & Brooze in collaboration with BreadHive Bakery (see a past Smiles gallery), this year’s vers…

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When residents began moving in to the first apartments at Heron Pointe, located at 1993 Grand Island Boulevard on Grand Island, they knew that it was going to be something special. Designed, built, and managed by RANE Property Management, known for premier lifestyle communities in Western New York and now Florida, Heron Pointe takes luxury living to a new level. Hero…

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We love when a Cheap Eats and a Bar Scene collide, as is the case of Leo’s Pizzeria, set on the fringes of West Seneca and Orchard Park on Southwestern Boulevard. While the area is overflowing with pizzerias, we like joints that offer sit-down dining and a sports bar feel. (We grow tired of eating pizza on paper plates at our boring kitchen table). The story of Leo’s…

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We love a great birthday party (especially when it's not our own). So we were excited to learn about Greta Anderson’s upcoming 100th birthday celebration. Greta is the matriarch of Anderson’s Frozen Custard. She founded Anderson’s with her husband, Carl, in 1946 in the Bronx. They moved back to be with their families in Buffalo shortly thereafter to open a location on K…

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We love a good backstory, and the American Grille has one. Located along Route 16 on your way into East Aurora from Elma (and before the Knox Farm), some may remember the restaurant was Bourbon Street, and prior, Kettles. In July 2016, husband and wife owners, Jennifer and Patrick Staerker along with T.C. Laury, purchased the place from the previous owner who felt it ne…