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Where we live: West Seneca

West Seneca

A West Seneca resident has been elected by Rotary International to serve as governor for the region encompassing Western New York and southern Ontario.

Jack Amico will preside over Rotary District 7090, which has more than 2,400 members in 70 clubs. He’s been a member of West Seneca Rotary Club since 1995 and served as its president in 2002; he also has served as an assistant governor with District 7090.

Amico is the owner of, an information technology company, and is the Buffalo branch manager for Adams Real Estate Advisors, a Rochester-based commercial mortgage broker.

Amico and his wife, Dolores, have lived in the town for more than 40 years. They have six children and nine grandchildren.

Also this week:

• West Seneca West Sports Booster Club is holding their annual Chicken Barbeque from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at West Senior High School, 3330 Seneca St. Dinners are $9 and can be eaten there or picked up to go at a drive thru. Pre-sale orders will be accepted or you can buy the day of the event. For more information, call Don Inglut at 961-8830 or e-mail

• Vigilant Fire Company’s annual Chicken & Rib BBQ begins at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Southgate Plaza, 950 Union Road. The price of a half-chicken dinner is $9 and a one-third rib dinner is $12. There’s free delivery of orders of 15 or more dinners; call Bill at 674-6422 for more information. Proceeds will benefit Vigilant’s Scholarship Fund for West Seneca high school seniors.

• Admission is free to Spring Fest next Sunday at Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road. Scheduled for noon to 4 p.m., there will be live music, children’s activities and crafts, raffles, refreshments and vendors. Representatives of pet adoption organizations and a wildlife rehabilitation center will be present, with feathered and furry friends. Donations are required from some activities.