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Where we live: West Seneca

West Seneca

The end of the Civil War and the founding of Trinity Lutheran Church will be commemorated Saturday at the church’s Reserve Road property.

Events begin at 11 a.m. and will include a “living history” re-enactment of a military funeral, featuring the Rev. Dennis Krueger, pastor of Trinity Lutheran.

In addition, a flag will be presented to a descendant of the late Pvt. Christian Ulrich, who’s buried in the church cemetery. A Civil War veteran, Ulrich was part of the New York Calvary unit that captured John Wilkes Booth, who killed President Abraham Lincoln.

There will be refreshments and games, and tours of the church, cemetery and school.

This week:

• Taste of West Seneca, presented by the Chamber of Commerce, Police Benevolent Association and the town, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday on the Town Hall Campus on Union Road. The event also will feature music and classic cars. Tickets will be sold to redeem at the booths of food vendors.

• Architect Jake Schneider, founder and board member of Buffalo Renaissance Foundation, will address “History of Buffalo Architecture” at Wednesday’s breakfast meeting of West Seneca Rotary, which begins at 7:45 a.m. in Alton’s Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road; use the banquet entrance. Cost is $10 and includes breakfast. For more information, visit or

• The town’s Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.