West Seneca

“Historic Gardenville, a West Seneca Historical Society exhibit, will open today with an afternoon public reception at the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center and run through Feb. 3.

West Seneca Town Historian Jim Pace will provide a short lecture about historical events, places and people of Gardenville as well as the community’s contributions and details about the district’s “fertile agricultural” land during today’s 2-4 p.m. reception at the 2001 Union Road center, event organizers said.

Pace’s talk is expected to start about 2:30 p.m.

The historical society’s exhibit will feature “photographs and artifacts depicting the interesting lifestyles, buildings and people who contributed to the history of Gardenville, an important location in the origins and development of the Town of West Seneca,” the Burchfield reported.

The regular hours for the gallery will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Also this week:

• The School Board is scheduled to hold a 6:30 p.m. Monday regular meeting in the district’s second-floor board room at West Elementary School, 1397 Orchard Park Road.

• West Seneca West Senior High School’s English Department will present “New Beginnings – A Kid’s Night Out,” promoted as “a fabulous, fun night of poetry, drama, public banter and discussion” at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the West Senior High School library, 3330 Seneca St.

• Another request for a drive-thru window for ice cream service will come before the town Planning Board during a regular 7 p.m. Thursday meeting at West Seneca Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. This time, the petition for site plan approval is from F.J. Wailand Associates Inc., the West Seneca construction firm representing Great Lakes Station for the ice cream drive-thru at 3 North America Drive. Last month, the planning board rejected a similar request by representatives from the Kone King ice cream stand on Center Road.

The Planning Board also is expected to consider two other requests – one by Young Development Inc. for site plan approval for 15, eight-unit, two-story apartments as well as other buildings at 810 Union Road and another by Walter Kolkiewicz of Homes by Walter for preliminary approval for 21 lots at the proposed Veronica Estates subdivision at 862 Seneca Creek Road.