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Seven By Seven / Seven things you need to know by 7 a.m.

1. The days of the Super Flea market on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga are numbered. Benderson Development has plans to construct a 185,000-square-foot big box retail building and wants the zoning for the site changed from "light manufacturing" to "general commercial." The flea market would move, most likely to the vacant Garden Village Plaza at French and Union roads nearby. A public hearing in February didn't draw much public comment, so the Town Board is holding another one at 6:45 p.m. in Town Hall, 3301 Broadway.

2. If the East Aurora Village Board approves, a Roycroft-styled home at 73 Center St. will become the village's first residence to have historic landmark status. The Historic Preservation Commission recommended the designation after reviewing the home, built in 1920, which is bungalow-style and representative of the Arts and Crafts period. A public hearing on the proposal will be held during the board's 7 p.m. meeting in Village Hall, Main and Paine streets.

3. Town of Tonawanda officials want to get moving on sprucing up the Delaware Avenue commercial strip, and they take their first step tonight when they hold a public hearing on a redevelopment plan during the Town Board meeting at 7:30 in the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Among other things, the plan calls for strict architectural standards, more green space between the street and the sidewalks, and no more gas stations.

4. There were two giants of the Big Band Era -- Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. Both were clarinet players, both were enormously popular, and Shaw was arguably the better player, but his star dimmed after he abruptly stopped playing in 1954. He didn't return to the stage after that, but he brought his music back by forming the Artie Shaw Orchestra in the 1980s. It brings Shaw's standards to the Artpark Mainstage today for shows at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $24.50 and $29.50.

5. Committed, the six-member a cappella gospel group from Oakwood University in Alabama that triumphed in the second season of NBC's "The Sing-Off" reality competition last December, brings its winning talents to the Tralf Music Hall for an 8 p.m. show. Opening is local singer-songwriter Erin Sydney Welsh. Tickets are $14.50.

6. Historic personality performer Joseph Smith of New York City will bring to life one of the major craftsmen of the early 20th century in a program at 7:30 p.m. in the Clarence Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main St. "An Evening With Charles Rohlfs" recounts the life and talents of the gifted Buffalo furniture maker, whose hand-carved Flemish oak clock, made for the 1901 Pan American Exposition, stands in the Town Park Clubhouse. A reception preceeds the program at 6:30. Admission is $5.

7. The Village of Youngstown and Fort Niagara saw a lot of action in the War of 1812. Recounting the conflict's causes and concerns in a program this evening in Youngstown First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., will be Thomas Chambers, chairman of Niagara University's history department. A dinner at 6 will be followed by the presentation by Chambers at 7. The event is sponsored by the Town of Porter Historical Society. While the talk is free, a reservation and $15 fee are required for the dinner.


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