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Where we live: Cheektowaga


Remember Earth Day?

To mark the annual observance, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to open new trails at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve.

Abby Snyder, regional director of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which operates the preserve, also will announce a watchable wildlife mobile application.

Entrance to the preserve is at 93 Honorine Drive.

Also this week:

• A Town Board meeting begins at 6:45 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 3301 Broadway.

• The town’s Sanitation Department grass trucks will hit the road this week. All grass clippings and yard debris should be in an open-top container or brown, biodegradable lawn/leaf bags. Branches should be tied in bundles measuring less than 4 feet long and 4 inches in diameter, and weighing a maximum of 40 pounds.

• A special meeting of the Cheektowaga-Sloan School Board begins at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Irma Czubaj Board Room at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, 166 Halstead Ave., Sloan.

• The Maryvale School Board will vote on the BOCES budget and board elections at a special meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Samuel R. Bennett Administration Building, 1050 Maryvale Drive.

• Votes on the BOCES budget and board elections also will be cast at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Cheektowaga Central School Board, which begins at 7 p.m. in the board room of the high school, 3600 Union Road.

• The Cleveland Hill School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at 105 Mapleview Road.

• Ann Marie Linnabery, assistant director of the Niagara County Historical Society, will talk about the history of the Erie Canal at Thursday’s meeting of the Cheektowaga Historical Association, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. The meeting is free and open to the public.