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Londa’s Diner, tucked into a plaza at 576 Dick Road in Depew, is a pleasant little place to enjoy a sit-down breakfast or lunch in a casual, down-home environment. The restaurant serves all the classic breakfast foods, plus a lunch menu featuring subs and wraps, fried fare, sandwiches, burgers, soups and salads and homemade pies. Everything is under $10, with many optio…

Bowling

Dylan Andrzejewski, a 17-year-old junior at Depew High, finished fourth in last month's Section VI boys bowling championships and was a member of the all-star team that represented the section in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships two weeks ago in Syracuse. What makes it a remarkable achievement is that a year ago at this time, Dyla…

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We are fond of the adage, “when a door closes, another opens.” Though, it was a first to experience it literally and figuratively on a frigid Sunday morning. We planned to meet our Lancaster pals to try the Dutch Mill on Broadway. Alas, friend Mary texted that its doors were shuttered for good and the nearby Olive Tree was packed. We reported a busy Campfire Grill on…

Crime

A missing person report has been filed in Niagara Falls for a New Jersey man who has been missing since December after the man's car was recovered in Niagara Falls, according to the Niagara Intelligence and Crime Analysis Center. The missing man is Joseph M. Lamartina, 32. His last known address was 68 Annette Drive, Marlboro, N.J. NICAC's bulletin lists a previous addr…

Food and Drink

It was a sad time in Buffalo-area barbecue when Kentucky Greg's closed last May after 21 years of service. While owners Greg and Pamela Englehardt have catered events and organized pop-up service featuring items such as Brunswick Stew, smoked chicken and a line of desserts, Jan. 12 will mark one of the few times that Kentucky Greg's has offered barbecue staples since it…

Business

A group of local investors bought a Southtowns self-storage facility, while West Seneca attorney  Ralph C. Lorigo snapped up a Hamburg retail plaza, and out-of-town buyers purchased an industrial building and a car-repair shop in recent deals totaling more than $5 million. Mark R. Wolbert and several business partners, through 1670 Southwestern Self Storage, paid $1.475…

Erie County

A squirrel was responsible for more than 12,500 NYSEG customers in Erie County going without power for approximately two hours Sunday afternoon. The rodent disrupted service at the Lancaster substation, which triggered two other substations going down, according to NYSEG. A spokesperson said the squirrel did not cause the outage by traveling on the power lines, but t…

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It started with chicken salad. Owner Willy Suleiman put one sample after another into my hands after he discovered it was my first time at the Depew Deli & Grocery. “We sell 40 pounds [of the chicken salad] per day,” he told me proudly, adding, “You must also try the marinated chicken.” He was not about to take no for an answer, and I didn’t want to refuse, anywa…

Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns will cut the ribbon at 11 a.m. Monday to officially open a pistol permit satellite office at the county auto bureau, 2122 George Urban Blvd. in Depew. Kearns said the new office will increase access to pistol permit office services. Another satellite office, in Elma, opened in February. The satellite office in Depew is open Mondays fr…

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Though the national conversation about Buffalo food revolves around pizza and wings (and there's no question that Buffalo is the place for these delights), one of the area's best-kept secrets is that it has some very good barbecue joints. There are a growing number of very good barbecue restaurants popping up around the area to join smokehouses like Smokin’ Little Dine…

Food and Drink

Eight years after Kevin and Stephanie Lin introduced the first Burmese cuisine to the local menu, there are a dozen places within 30 minutes of Buffalo's City Hall where you can taste a little bit of Burma. The menus at those restaurants echo the one blazed by the former Wegmans sushi rollers. There's usually sushi, both standards and tricked-out rolls, core Thai dishes an…

Business

Farm, a Depew marketing communications firm, is on the move. The firm, which changed its name from SKM Group a couple of years ago, is relocating to 4493 Walden Ave. in Lancaster, effective April 16. That will also be the new home of a sister company, Pathfinder, a business research firm formerly called Focused Marketing Associates. Farm says it has outgrown its curr…

Business

A Hamburg investor group bought the 20-unit Birchtree Apartments in Depew, paying $615,000 to the longtime former owners from West Seneca. Charles J. Backus Jr. and John Ruszaj Jr., through 6060 Transit Road LLC, bought the 1.5-acre property at 6060 Transit, just north of French Road from Erwin W. and Victoria L. Walker. The five two-story brick buildings each have f…

Business

A Cheektowaga property manager and investor has acquired the former Verizon Communications Service Center in Depew, adding to his commercial real estate holdings in Western New York. Frank Campofelice, owner of Burgio & Campofelice in Cheektowaga and Walden Development Group in Elma, bought the 17,720-square-foot facility at 2525 George Urban Blvd. from Verizon New …

High Schools

Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Eight of the high school football season, the first week of the postseason in Section VI. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/22/news-football-polls-week-eight/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 38, St. Fra…