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Sonic Drive-In Gets Rezoning Approval


CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Western New York's first Sonic restaurant is one step closer to getting final approval, but some residents have concerns about the project.

The Cheektowaga Town Board approved the rezoning and special use permit for the two proposed drive-thrus at the restaurant Monday night. The developer wants to renovate the old Perkins on Union Road, that now sits empty, and open the country's largest Sonic Drive-In.

The developer plans on hiring at least one-hundred people. This Sonic would have twenty car hop spots and one-hundred seats inside. He wants to open several stores across WNY.

One neighbor at Monday night's public hearing was concerned that traffic would be a problem.

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Release Party Set for Book on Boxing Legend Jimmy Slattery

Release Party Set for Book on Boxing Legend Jimmy Slattery

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company is proud to present its newest release, “Slats: The Legend and Life of Jimmy Slattery,” by Rich Blake. For the very first time, the incredible true story of Buffalo’s First Ward boxing legend is told!

A book release party for “Slats,” presented by No Frills Buffalo and Dog Ears Bookstore, will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

Annual No Frills Buffalo Golf Tournament to Benefit Hospice Foundation

Annual No Frills Buffalo Golf Tournament to Benefit Hospice Foundation

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company’s seventh annual golf outing to benefit the Hospice Foundation will take place on Friday, July 10, at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien Center.

Individual golfers, foursomes and sponsors are still being sought for the annual “Come Get Some” golf tournament. Registration and lunch begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Kick Off 17th Season on Saturday, May 9

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Kick Off 17th Season on Saturday, May 9

 

An enhanced EBT program, three new vendors, talented local entertainers and two Wellness Weekends will highlight the 2015 season at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 9, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 28. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. 

A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market features more than 40 vendors selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, craft beer, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese and much more. Products available at the market are always fresh, seasonal and local. New vendors in 2015 include K&B Farm, Kindred Kreek and Niagara Distilling Company.

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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author/Health Coach for Book-signing Event

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Author/Health Coach for Book-signing Event

 

Karen Calandra, author of “Lose the Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough,” will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, for a book-signing event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16.

“Lose the Sugar, You're Sweet Enough” is an easy-to-read guide to help reduce sugar cravings, lose weight and transform your health for life, according to the author, a Registered Nurse and Certified Holistic Health Coach who has seen the devastation of disease and poor dietary habits. Calandra believes that by eliminating processed foods, foods high in sugar and making better food choices daily, it's possible to prevent and heal disease.

Catholic Charities to Host Domestic Violence Training Focusing on New York Model for Batterers

Catholic Charities to Host Domestic Violence Training  Focusing on New York Model for Batterers

The National Training Institute on the New York Model for Batterer Programs will host “Domestic Violence Offender Accountability ~ What, Why and How to Get it Done” May 4 and 5 at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Presented by Catholic Charities of Buffalo Domestic Violence Program for Men and VCS, Inc. Domestic Violence Program for Men of New City, the two-day training will discuss essential elements and requirements needed to achieve offender accountability, as well as how and why New York Model programs support the work of local, state and national battered women’s advocates. Social workers, advocate representatives, batterer program staff, and judiciary and domestic violence court personnel are urged to attend. This is the fifth New York Model conference held in Orchard Park.

Two Local Healthcare Agencies to Offer Overdose Recognition and Narcan Training Session

Two Local Healthcare Agencies to Offer Overdose Recognition and Narcan Training Session

 

To help combat the increasing number of opioid-related overdoses in Western New York, The Resource Training Center (TRTC) is teaming up with Horizon Health Services to offer a free overdose recognition and Narcan administration training session. 

Professional training will be offered to students currently enrolled in The Resource Training Center’s Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) program, and interested community members. Training will be offered beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at The Resource Training Center, located in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. A Narcan kit will be given to attendees who successfully complete the training.