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Sonic Drive-In plans to open in Cheektowaga


CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.- Sonic Drive-In has filed plans to open what would be the chain's largest restaurant in Cheektowaga, town supervisor Mary Holtz confirmed to 2 On Your Side.

The plan is for the restaurant to be located at the former Perkins Restaurant on Union Road. The space has sat vacant for four years.

Kevin DiPirro, the businessman behind the proposed Sonic, says the new restaurant would be 4,000 square feet, which would make it the largest location for the franchise.

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Mary Queen of Angels School Turns to Community for ‘Wish List’ Assistance

Mary Queen of Angels School Turns to Community for ‘Wish List’ Assistance

 

On the heels of two generous donations from the community — a flat screen television from a local business and art supplies from a WNY resident — Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School has created a “wish list” with the hope of obtaining more useful items for the school.

Compiled by teachers and staff at Cheektowaga’s only Catholic school, the list includes the following new or gently used items:

• Age-appropriate DVDs 

Farmers & Artisans Offering Traditional Irish Fare for St. Patrick’s Day

Farmers & Artisans Offering Traditional Irish Fare for St. Patrick’s Day

 

One of Western New York’s favorite holidays — St. Patrick’s Day — is right around the corner, and Farmers & Artisans local food market and bakery is ready to help you celebrate!

For starters, Farmers & Artisans is now taking orders for fresh corned beef. The beef is raised locally at Librock Farms in Gasport, contains no hormones or antibiotics, and is brined using the secret recipe of Avenue Boys Smokehouse in Pendleton.  The corned beef sold out early last year so be sure to place your order soon.

The Resource Training Center Urges Celebrants to Drive Sober on St. Patrick’s Day

The Resource Training Center Urges Celebrants to Drive Sober on St. Patrick’s Day

 

St. Patrick's Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold and good luck. But no amount of luck can save you from a drunk-driving crash. Unfortunately, March 17 has become a deadly day in the United States with a dramatic spike in drunk-driving fatalities, according to Monica Farrar, program director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst.

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Despite School Closing, Pre-K Program Continues to Thrive at Annunciation

Despite School Closing, Pre-K Program Continues to Thrive at Annunciation

 

When the Diocese of Buffalo announced its decision in January 2014 to close Annunciation School in Elma at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year but allow pre-kindergarten to continue, few believed the Pre-K program could continue to thrive. After all, most of the families enrolled in the program enjoyed the seamless transition from Pre-K to kindergarten and beyond under one roof.

But with a new name, new instructors and a new outlook, the Pre-K program for 3 and 4/5 year olds continues to thrive and grow. In fact, Pre-K4/5 will expand next year into a five-day program, and before- and after-school hours will also be added, according to Annunciation’s pastor, Father Eugene Ulrich.

Depew Family Sues State in November Storm Death


DEPEW, NY - On Wednesday, we told you that the family of corrections officer had filed a notice of claim against Erie County for his death.

Now the family of a Depew man is suing the state, and plans to sue Erie County and Cheektowaga, after their loved one was found buried in his car days after he called 911 for help.

"The fact that he died of a painful and distressful death, waiting to be picked up, waiting to be rescued, has the whole family outraged," said Steven Cohen, the attorney for the Deneke family.

Deneke, one of the 13 victims of the November storm, was from Depew. He was 51 years old, and had two daughters.

New Exhibit, Classes and Contests Among Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey

New Exhibit, Classes and Contests Among Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey

 

A new exhibit — “Trillium Roads” — featuring the work of artist Matthew Palmo is among the upcoming highlight at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. 

Palmo’s work includes surreal landscapes, abstract figures, night scenes and seascapes. The exhibit will run from March 10 through April 4, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 13.