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Where we live: Cheektowaga


The roundabout at Cleveland Drive and Harlem Road got a facelift this month from a new civic group that uses “roundabout” in its name.

Members of the Roundabout Rotary Club of Buffalo-Niagara, which repurposed the charter of former Rotary Club of Cheektowaga, removed weeds and debris and also cleaned the area near the roundabout during its July 19 outing.

“Roundabout Rotary was created to bring together the best parts of the Rotary organization – service, friends and community, in a brand-new format to allow for deeper engagement with our local communities,” said Katie Biggie, club president.

The word “roundabout” was included in the new name to honor the Cheektowaga club’s past dedication of adopting that particular roundabout through the state Department of Transportation. It also refelcts its theme of not having a specific jurisdiction.

The Roundabout club will hold two functions per month: one for service and the other is social.

“Over the coming months, as the club continues to grow, we hope to increase our monthly volunteer opportunities and develop new partnerships with the many community organizations in our area,” Biggie said.

For more information, visit or email RoundaboutRotary

This week:

• A “Weekend Extravaganza” continues Sunday at St. Andrew Church, 34 Francis Ave., Sloan, where a polka Mass begins at 11 a.m., followed by a Krolick’s chicken barbeque. Tickets are $12 at the door.

• The Town Board has a work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Office Conference Room on the second floor at Town Hall, 3301 Broadway.

• A regular meeting of the Cheektowaga Central School Board begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the board room at the high school, 3600 Union Road.