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Reikart House Adds Two Notable Hospitality Professionals as Boutique Hotel’s Grand Opening Draws Nea

Reikart House Adds Two Notable Hospitality Professionals as Boutique Hotel’s Grand Opening Draws Nea

Iskalo Development Corp. and Greenwood Hospitality today announced the hiring of Karen Oleszak as general manager and Susie Pieri as director of sales and marketing for Reikart House, a boutique hotel inspired by a vaudevillian couple known as the Town of Amherst’s “first family of hospitality.”

 

“Our new general manager and director of sales and marketing both bring extensive hospitality backgrounds to Reikart House, with each having spent more than twenty years in the industry,” said Paul B. Iskalo, founder, president and CEO of Iskalo Development Corp. “As construction continues at the former Lord Amherst, we were adamant about hiring of top-level management talent in order to ensure delivery of the unique guest experience that we are striving to provide at the Northtowns’ first full-service, upscale hotel.”

 

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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host First-time Author Joe DiNardo

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host First-time Author Joe DiNardo

Author Joe DiNardo has released his first book, “A Letter to My Wife,” a 55-page dedication that follows his journey with his late wife, Marcia, from cancer diagnosis through death. A funny, sad and hopeful look at the beauty of love found and lost, DiNardo uses anecdotes, practical wisdom and a unique approach to storytelling to create shared experiences with his readers — many of whom have gone through or know someone who has gone through a battle with cancer.

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, will host DiNardo for a book-signing event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9.

DiNardo is the CEO, director and founder of Counsel Financial, a highly specialized commercial lender offering loans and credit lines to law firms. In these roles he oversees all business transactions and provides long-term strategy for the company.

Winter Market Continues With Free Exercise Class, Nutrition Information

Winter Market Continues With Free Exercise Class, Nutrition Information

The Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State, an indoor version of the popular Elmwood Village Farmers Market, continues from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 4, in Buckham Hall on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

In addition to hosting nearly 20 quality vendors, entertainment is offered from approximately 10 to 11:30 a.m. Providing musical entertainment on Feb. 4 will be the Nickel City String Band. Hosting the market’s community table this Saturday will be Heritage Centers. One group or organization from Buffalo State also hosts a weekly informational table, and the market is equipped to accept EBT customers as well.

NOCO Express celebrates grand opening of newest City of Buffalo store

NOCO Express celebrates grand opening of newest City of Buffalo store

Today, NOCO Express officially celebrated the grand opening of its newest City of Buffalo location at 2058 Delaware Avenue, at the corner of Amherst Street. The family-owned and locally-operated gasoline convenience chain purchased the former Sunoco location in 2016 and recently completed an extensive three month interior and exterior remodel.  The store, which was closed during the renovations, debuts a complete redesign and new fuel assets in addition to enhanced fresh and convenient food offerings.

 

“As a company founded and based right here in Western New York, we are excited to open our third Express location within the City of Buffalo,” said Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express. “NOCO continues to grow and enhance our convenience store model to provide our guests with more on-the-go amenities to meet their changing fuel and fresh food needs.”

 

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Homeowners Can Reap the Financial Benefits of Solar Energy

Homeowners Can Reap the Financial Benefits of Solar Energy

Whether you’re putting an addition on your house or simply giving the interior a fresh coat of paint, there’s nothing like the feeling of achievement that comes with the completion of a home improvement project. Now imagine if that completed project also resulted in significant energy savings, putting more cash into your pocket and less pollution into the environment. 

Does that sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. Welcome to the world of solar energy.

Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

The Elmwood Village Farmers Market will hold its seventh annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s upcoming 2017 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 10. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood Village Farmers Market, sponsored by the Elmwood Village Association.

Mary Queen of Angels School Plans Annual Basket Auction

Mary Queen of Angels School Plans Annual Basket Auction

More than 200 baskets, gift certificates and gift cards will be featured when Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School holds its annual Great Basket Auction on Friday, March 24, in the school auditorium, 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with the auction beginning at 7 p.m. A $5 donation includes admission and your first sheet of auction tickets. Students under 18 will be admitted free with parent.

A 50/50 raffle will also be featured during the event, and snacks and pop will be available for purchase.

For more information about Mary Queen of Angels School or to schedule a tour or student shadowing opportunity, please visit www.mqangels.com or call the school office at 895-6280. You can also follow the school on Facebook for frequent updates.