West Seneca

A public meeting will be held this week for town residents who were affected by severe flooding last weekend in their neighborhood.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Winchester Community Church, 909 Harlem Road.

Approximately 70 homes and at least 24 vehicles were damaged when Buffalo Creek overflowed its banks Jan. 11, sending chunks of ice and several feet of water into the Lexington Green subdivision.

Town officials will talk about damage assessments, and their efforts to secure financial aid for residents.

Also this week:

• A joint celebration of the 150th anniversaries of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and Fourteen Holy Helpers Catholic Church begins at 3 p.m. today in St. John’s, 3512 Clinton St. The service, featuring clergymen from each church and their combined choirs, will reflect on the past, present and future of the institutions.

• “Understanding the Common Core,” an information session for parents, begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road. A presentation will be given by Anne Botticelli, assistant superintendent of the West Seneca School District. Because seating is limited, call 674-2928 for a reservation.

• High school seniors living in the town have until April 1 to file applications for the Vigilant Fire Company’s annual scholarship. The one-time award of $500 provides financial support to students who demonstrate a commitment to a future career in public service. At least two scholarships will be awarded. Applications can be downloaded from Vigilant’s website:

• Mineral Springs Road, between Calais Street and Emporium Avenue, is expected to remain closed through the end of the month as crews repair a partially collapsed sanitary sewer main. Anyone with questions or concerns may call the town’s engineering office at 558-3220.