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Where we live: West Seneca

West Seneca

Look for signs of renewal soon on the grounds of Burchfield Nature & Art Center.

This past week, renewed interpretative signs for the park made their debut inside the Union Road facility, where they’ll be on display until an Eagle Scout candidate installs them on signposts within the next few weeks.

After the original interpretative signage, dating back to 2001, became worn and faded, a plan was developed last year by Friends of the Burchfield to renew them.

Paintings were chosen and narratives were written for the signs, with local printers using high-quality electronic images to create them.

This week:

• The Ben Clifford Band performs at 7 p.m. Monday in the Lion’s band shell behind Town Hall on Union Road. In case of rain, the concert will move to the senior center, 4620 Seneca St.

• Frank Swiatek will be the featured speaker Tuesday at “Ticket to Success,” a free marketing seminar sponsored by the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce. The event begins at 8 a.m. at Flix Stadium 10/Dipson Theatres, 4901 Transit Road, Depew. Register online at

• A seminar on elder abuse begins at noon Wednesday in the senior center, 4620 Seneca St. Presented by Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo and Joseph Chudoba, a domestic violence advocate with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, the seminar will address forms of abuse that threaten seniors on a daily basis and provide assistance to victims and family members.

• The town’s Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.

• A public hearing will be held by the Erie County Industrial Development Agency at 9 a.m. Thursday in Council Chambers on a proposal related to the construction of an approximately 15,000-square-foot building on North American Drive to house a pharmaceutical services company.

• Community Days festivities begin at 6 p.m. Friday in Veterans Memorial Park, behind town hall, with amusement rides, a baseball game and a live performance, beginning at 7:30 p.m., by Black Widow. A parade begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by amusement rides, a 4:30 p.m. performance by the town band and a 7:30 performance by Hit ‘N Run. There will be a fireworks display at dusk Saturday.