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Food and Drink

On the first night of Local Restaurant Week on Monday, April 16, 2018, people braved the snow to eat out at the Glen Park Tavern, Eagle House and Irishman Pub and Eatery in Williamsville.

Food and Drink

Looking for authentic Greek food like perfectly seasoned chicken that melts in your mouth? Marwan Yacoub is the guy to see. He has owned The Village Grille in Williamsville for 23 years and lives by the motto, “We are fresh food, not fast food.” But plenty of busy people turn to Yacoub for weekday lunches and dinners by calling ahead for takeout orders. While chicken so…

Food and Drink

The first thing you’ll notice at Lime House, a Burmese-Japanese lunch and dinner outpost in Williamsville, are the splashes of color throughout the former Blu Bar and Grill space on Evans Street. The curved bar area is washed top to bottom with LED lighting, while rainbow-hued parasol fans hang from the walls and ceiling. Two walls behind the main dining room, blank dur…

Business

The executive team of Tops Markets – led by chairman and CEO Frank Curci – are the primary shareholders of the privately owned company. Documents made public Wednesday as part of the grocer's bankruptcy filings show the supermarket chain is owned by a complex structure of holding companies, whose ultimate owners are the individual members of the management team that led…

Amherst

Marrano Marc Equity Corp. has kicked off construction on its new $14 million Windstone townhouse project in Amherst, just days after receiving final state approval to begin marketing and sales. The West Seneca-based high-end homebuilder plans to construct 40 new luxury homes in the community located between Sheridan Drive and Main Street, directly connected to Marrano's…

Food and Drink

Main Street Deli in Williamsville is the long-awaited venture of husband and wife duo Greg and Christine Gerard. The former Long Island residents opened their doors in November 2017 serving breakfast and lunch with a little downstate flair. Nestled next to Ellicott Creek in the heart of downtown Williamsville, the location is on prime real estate for foot traffic once t…

High Schools

Hawks down state-ranked Mercy The last time Cardinal O'Hara faced state-ranked Our Lady of Mercy of Rochester, foul trouble doomed the Hawks in the girls basketball nonleaguer played in the heart of Section V. Things were different Thursday night in Tonawanda. Eight different players scored for Cardinal O'Hara with guard Angel Parker pouring in a team-high 14 to g…

High Schools

Without further ado, here's the first Power 10 for the scholastic winter season. (Through Friday night's games) 1. Williamsville North hockey. Defending state champions have spent much of the winter ranked first in the state Division I poll. Spartans (13-0-2) remained unbeaten by defeating reigning state Catholic champion St. Joe's on Friday night. The teams also bat…

High Schools

Chris Malicki is back behind the bench for the combined Monsignor Martin Association team in the Western New York Girls Varsity Hockey Federation. While his coaching duties haven’t changed much, the same can’t be said for the federation. In the league's eighth season, there are no more easy wins, and that's a good thing. "The league is way more competitive than my firs…

High Schools

One nickname's roots can be traced back to a joke between teammates, while the other appears to have been born from a statistician's shorthand. Regardless of their origins, there's no denying that the acronyms FLOP and CASH have become as much a part of the Western New York Girls Hockey Federation as the players and late afternoon games. CASH has the jerseys to prove it…

A downstate human resources outsourcing firm with an office in Buffalo has relocated its Western New York Division office to Williamsville because it needed more space to accommodate its growth. The move by Alcott HR of Farmingdale, N.Y., to 1780 Wehrle Drive marks the second relocation in less than six years for the local office of the Farmingdale, N.Y.-based firm, whi…

Obituaries

Aug. 23, 1928 - Dec. 16, 2017 Dr. Joel D. Hittleman, a retired Williamsville dentist who practiced for more than 40 years, died Saturday in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness. He was 89. He spent the majority of his career, from 1965 to 1990, working as the Director of Dentistry at the West Seneca Development Center, while also working as a professor of d…

High Schools

Penny Joseph's family had a sail boat, but she didn't get to travel through the waves on it too often. Yet, those few experiences on the open water piqued her interest, resulting in her joining the competitive sailing team at Buffalo Seminary. What does the freshman think about the sport after some extended exposure to it? "It's really fun. I like it here," said Jose…

Obituaries

March 30, 1943 – June 26, 2017 Sandra L. Staley, a retired substitute teacher in the Williamsville schools, died Monday in Cary, N.C., of complications from frontotemporal degeneration. She was 74. Born in Ambridge, Pa., the former Sandra Trehar earned a bachelor’s degree in education with a major in Spanish from Clarion, Pa., State College in 1965. She taught Eng…