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October 8, 2014 - 11:31am
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, GCC, brazil.

Press release:

From the 2014 FIFA World Cup to the 2016 Summer Olympics, the first ever to be held in South America, Brazil has become accustomed to the limelight. The local community will have a chance to learn more about the world's fifth largest country through a series of events planned this academic year at Genesee Community College by the College's Global Education Committee.

"We selected Brazil because our students will be hearing a lot about Brazil. We have students from Brazil. It's a beautiful country and an important player in the global economy," said Committee Member Nina Mortellaro.

Events begin with a lecture by GCC History Professor Charles Scruggs. "Brazil: Beyond Supermodels, Samba and Soccer" is set for Tuesday, Oct. 14, 12:30-2 p.m. in Room T102 of the Conable Technology Building on GCC's Batavia campus. The event is FREE and open to the public.

"In the past decade we have witnessed a surge in the global stature of Brazil," Scruggs said. "What accounts for this stunning transformation? What challenges linger as the world's fifth largest country attempts to carve out a new role for itself in the 21st Century?"

Scruggs will explore these questions and more, drawing on a range of historical, sociological, economic and political research.

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Global Education Committee presents Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble from SUNY Brockport. With choreography expressing elements of both African and Brazilian culture, Sankofa brings essences of the past into the present. The members represent the rich cultural heritage of Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas and Africa.

Sankofa will perform from 12:30 – 2 p.m. in the Forum on the GCC Batavia Campus. Light refreshments will be served.

The Committee is also planning an authentic Carnaval da Brazil to be held in February. The event will include arts, music, food tastings and more including a demonstration of capoeira (pronounced kap-way-ra), a Brazilian martial art combining dance, acrobatics and music. Students from Academia com Expressão of Rochester will show their skill.

In addition, GCC Faculty will present an "Experience Brazil" travel log in March, sharing their personal insights from visits to the country.

October 2, 2014 - 11:21am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements.

Public Notice:

GENESEE COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH

LEGAL NOTICE

 

INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Genesee County Board of Health has opened a thirty (30) day comment period on its proposed revisions to the Genesee County Sanitary Code.  The public comment period concludes October 31, 2014.  A copy of the proposed revised Genesee County Sanitary Code can be reviewed during normal business hours at the office of the Genesee County Health Department or at the Department’s website (www.co,genesee.ny.us/departments/health).  Comments can be submitted electronically to health@co.genesee.ny.us  or by mail to:

 

Attn:  Code Comments

Genesee County Health Department

3837 West Main St. Rd.

Batavia, NY 14020

 

The Board of Health will not hold any public hearings during the comment period.  Upon completion of the comment period, the Board of Health will review the submitted comments prior to taking final action.  It is contemplated that final action will be taken at the Board’s November 2014 meeting.

 

Genesee County Board of Health

Alan Barcomb, MD, President  

September 23, 2014 - 12:38pm
posted by Billie Owens in alexander, Announcements, Museum Quilt Guild.

Press release:

The Museum Quilt Guild will present "Stitches In Time" -- a biannual quilt show on Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Alexander Fireman's Recreation Hall, 10708 Alexander Road (Rt. 98) in Alexander.

This year's show will feature approximately 280 quilts stitched by 54 guild members. The raffle quilt was designed by Martha Lorshbaugh with help from Alex Hammon, Mary Ellen Ames and Emmy Hartwick. It's a medallion-style quilt featuring both hand appliqué and machine piecing.

Many guild members pieced blocks, and have contributed to the hand quilting. Hand-quilted quilts are becoming more rare, so it promises to become a cherished heirloom for one lucky winner.

As in the past, this year's show will offer a silent auction. All proceeds benefit recreation activities at VA Western New York Healthcare System. Demonstrations, basket raffle and a fabulous boutique where many beautiful handmade items will be available for purchasing.

New this year will be the scrap pool. One dollar will buy as may fabric scraps as you can fit in a provided plastic bag. All the proceeds from the scrap pool will benefit a new women's program at the VA Hopsital.

The quilt show will also host a "traveling quilt show" featuring 20 quilts from quilters across New York State. In 2012 the Quilter’s Consortium of New York State (QCNYS) issued a challenge to its members to create a quilt based on the theme – “Stitching Across New York State – A Quilter’s Perspective.” The 20 quilts shown in this exhibit were professionally judged by Eugenia Barnes; four of our own members entered and two were chosen as winners. This exhibit will travel across New York State through 2015.

September 18, 2014 - 1:48pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Announcements, Independent Living.

Independent Living is offering a free beginner's class of American Sign Language in an eight-week session for youth ages 5-15 years old.

The instructor has more than 20 years of experience teaching people of all ages to learn how to sign. This class is geared to homeschool families; siblings of all ages are welcome.

It will be held at 113 Main St., Batavia, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday from Oct. 1st to Nov. 19. The class is free of charge but there is a required book and it costs $10. (Assistance is available to eligible families.)

Pre-registration is required. Please contact Donna Becker at 815-8501, ext. 411, or e-mail at dbecker@wnyil.org to enroll.

September 17, 2014 - 3:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, gc sheriff's office, gordon dibble.

Upon completion of the Law Enforcement Division Supervisors Training Program, Gordon L. Dibble of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, left, receives certificate from Chris Moss, president of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association and Sheriff of Chemung County Sheriff.

Forty-five law enforcement supervisors from 30 sheriff’s offices around the state attended the 17th annual Law Enforcement Division Supervisor’s Continuing Education Program at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs last week.

As the chief officer in the sheriff’s road patrol division, law enforcement supervisors are responsible for criminal and traffic law enforcement, sex offender management, investigations, and administrative matters for their divisions.

The three-day program, sponsored and organized by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association and the New York State Sheriffs' Institute, provides participants with training in the latest advances in law enforcement.

Sessions included: an ICE review and update by Dennis Rau from the NYS Division of Homeland Security; a case study of how to handle a criminal case in the national spotlight by St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells; a review of New York’s Crime Statistics by NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services Executive Deputy Commissioner Michael Green; and a case study of the shooting of Johnson City Police Officer David Smith by Broome County Undersheriff Alex Minor.

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation, formed in 1934 to assist sheriffs in the efficient and effective delivery of services to the public. It comprises all of the elected and appointed sheriffs of New York State.

Visit http://www.nysheriffs.org

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute, Inc., was established in 1979. The mission of the Institute is to assist the office of the sheriff in advancing education in the criminal justice community, preventing juvenile delinquency, developing lawful and productive citizens, and supporting victims of crime and their families.

Visit http://www.nysheriffsinstitute.org

September 16, 2014 - 12:40pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, events, alpacas.
Event Date and Time: 
September 27, 2014 - 10:00am to September 28, 2014 - 5:00pm

Northwoods Alpacas, located at 6499 North Lake Road in Bergen, is one of four area alpaca farms participating in the seventh annual Alpaca Country Trail on Sept. 27 and 28.

It is the only participant in Genesee County.

Rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you are welcome to visit these farms located along a 30-mile route.

This free event is part of National Alpaca Farm Days.

September 15, 2014 - 2:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, business.

Press release:

Muller Quaker Dairy and the local Edward Jones branch office support this year's Salvation Army Food Drive.

Local residents and businesses may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in items to the Edward Jones branch office during regular business hours from Oct. 1 to Nov. 21.

Items needed for the food drive include: Canned fruits and vegetables, beans, instant potatoes, soups, canned meats, speghetti sauce, cereal, pasta and rice.

Proceeds from the drive will benefit the Batavia Salvation Army serving Genesee County.

September 13, 2014 - 1:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements.

The third annual "You are My Sunshine" fundraiser in memory of Azriel Butler will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Le Roy American Legion Hall. Money raised will be donated to Sunshine Nursery School in Le Roy and to sponsor a student at Fusion Dane Center.

There will be a 5K Run/Walk for $25. If you register before Oct. 6 you will get a T-shirt. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at the Legion Hall. Pre-registration is available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Le Roy Farmers Market or by contacting these individuals:

Kelly Stalica -- 409-8400

Katie Norstrand -- 409-7313

Sarah Bell -- 813-1281

The event will also feature:

  • Free kids activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Chicken BBQ & Pulled Pork from 12:30 p.m. until sold out ($9 pre-sale / day of $10)
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Popcorn
  • Chinese Acution
  • 50/50s
  • Deejay Jimmy B
September 11, 2014 - 6:40am
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements.

The Salvation Army is hosting a Community Safety Fair at its headquarters, located at 529 E. Main St., Batavia, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20.

There will be food and beverages.

Participants will include:

GCASA

NY State Troopers

UMTOO

Batavia City Police Department

Genesee County Health Department

Shred-It   (Up to 5 boxes of paper stuff per person can be brought for shredding at no cost.)

Genesee County Sheriff's Office

Batavia Fire Department

Batavia Senior Center

Genesee County Animal Shelter

September 10, 2014 - 3:30pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements.

Refuse 2 Lose Martial Arts school has joined forces with a worldwide anti-bullying program called Hyper Bully Defense. The goal of this program is to reach a million youth and spread the anti-bullying message.

The school is holding an anti-bullying seminar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19th. The event is free to the public and open to anyone who would like to attend.

Refuse 2 Lose Martial Arts
214 East Main St., Suite 7
Batavia

344-4414

September 10, 2014 - 3:18pm

Independent Living is offering FREE workshops for families. It can be hard to support a young adult family member with disabilities to live on their own in the community.  There are ways to make the path to an independent life smoother for everyone. Families are invited to a series of workshops to learn about the disability benefits and community resources available to make the transition to independence successful.

Introductory Session to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17th, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Independent Living of Genesee Region, 113 Main St., Suite 5, Batavia. All family members welcome.

Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required.

Please contact Donna Becker at (585) 815-8501, ext. 411 or e-mail at dbecker@wnyil.org to hold your spot.

September 10, 2014 - 2:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Announcements, sports.

The 13th annual Batavia Blue Devil Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at Terry Hills Restaurant and Banquet Facility.

Social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6. Cost is $30 per person.

These are this year's inductees:

  • John J. "Jackie" Kelley -- 1954
  • Thomas Hoitink -- 1965
  • John Buckley -- 1972
  • Patrick Fricano -- 1980
  • Dr. Allyson (Shirtz) Howe -- 1990
  • Jamie (Callahan) Hulbig -- 1998
  • Maria (Spiotta) Dentino -- 1999

Tickets are available at the Athletic Director's office at Batavia High School. For more information, please call (585) 343-2480, ext. 2003.

This event is sponsored by the Batavia Coaches Association.

September 8, 2014 - 4:41pm
posted by Lori McClurg in Announcements, thank you.

The Elba Cub Scouts Pack 6017 would like to Thank Elba and the surrounding communities for their support again for another successful Chix and Rib BBQ.

 

We would also like to Thank Will's BBQ and all the folunteers who gave their time to this event.  WeE could not have done it without you.

Las but not least, we would like to give a Big Thank You to The ABate Motorcycle Club for their understanding

 

Thank you

 

see you again next year

September 8, 2014 - 4:28pm
posted by Lori McClurg in Announcements.

Elba Cub Scout Pack 6017 would like to Thank Elba and the surrounding communities for another successful Chix and Rib BBQ thanks to their support again this year. 

We would also like to Thank Will's BBQ of Buffalo and all the volunteers for their hard work, we could not have done it with out you.

 

Last but not least, we would like to Thank The ABate Motorcycle Club for their understanding.

 

Thank you

See you again next year

September 4, 2014 - 3:22pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, Salvation Army, ladies night out.
Event Date and Time: 
September 19, 2014 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Salvation Army will host 'Ladies Night Out' starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19. If you need a ride, one will be provided.

There will be a movie to enjoy "Mom's Night Out," plus popcorn and movie snacks. Giggling is virtually guaranteed, but not mandatory.

It's all free.

This will be at the Salvation Army headquarters at 529 E. Main St., Batavia.

If you need a ride or want more information, call 343-6284 or e-mail Captain Patty at patricia.kurtz@use.salvationarmy.org

September 4, 2014 - 3:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Attica, Announcements, Oakfield, byron, alexander, Alabama, bergen.

Over the past two weeks, 80,000 pencils have been delivered to school districts, including Batavia City Schools, Oakfield-Alabama Central, Byron-Bergen Central, Pavilion Central, Alexander Central, and Attica Central as part of the attorney William Mattar Pencils 4 Schools campaign.

It was established in response to ever-tightening school district budgets. Understanding the difficulty school districts and families face in trying to provide supplies for students, Mattar is pleased to donate these pencils to help get the school year off to a great start for the young leaders of tomorrow. This year, the firm received a record number of requests from schools.

School districts can still register for Pencils 4 Schools by calling 444-4444 or by e-mailing dawn@williammattar.com.

Representing clients across New York State with offices in the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, and Albany regions, William Mattar, P.C., focuses on auto injury cases for those seriously injured in motor vehicle and truck accidents. For more information about the firm’s community involvement, visit www.WilliamMattar.com

September 4, 2014 - 2:44pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, richmond library.

Fall Story Times are starting soon at the Richmond Memorial Library!

  • Tuesday Toddler Time - Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. (walkers – 3 years)
  • Early Toddler Time - Wednesdays  at 9:30 a.m. (walkers – 3 years)
  • Wednesday Toddler Time - Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (walkers -3 years)
  • Preschool Story Time - Thursdays at 10 a.m. (ages 3-5 years)
  • PJ  Story Time - Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. (all ages)

The fall series of story times start the week of Sept. 16th and end the week of Nov. 13th.

To register or for more information call the Library 343-9550, ext. 4, or stop in at the Children's Room desk during Library hours: Monday through Thursday -- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The library is at 19 Ross St. in the City of Batavia.

September 4, 2014 - 2:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, GCC, discover the stars.

Press release:

Genesee Community College administrators will welcome to campus donors who've contributed to the College's scholarship funds and students who've received scholarships, as well as two outstanding graduates who have excelled in pursuing their career goals for the Discover the Stars reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8.

The event will be held in the Stuart Steiner Theatre located in the Genesee Center for the Arts on the GCC Batavia Campus, One College Road, Batavia.

Discover the Stars is an annual event that brings together GCC scholarship recipients and donors. Members of the College Board of Trustees, Foundation Board of Directors, and College administrators will also be present.

In addition, two alumni speakers will share their career paths following their time at GCC. Jessica Stabell graduated in 2007 and earned her bachelor of arts degree in Anthropology from Buffalo State College where she received the President's Medal for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in 2013. She has earned attention for her research and is continuing her studies toward a Ph.D. in Forensic Entomology.

Dan Ireland, of Byron, graduated in 1992 and went on to earn his bachelor of science in Nursing from SUNY Brockport in 1994 and an MBA from RIT in 1997. He began working at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia while still a student. He started as an orderly, became a floor nurse, then IT clinical analyst, and administrative analyst. In 2004 he was named director of Quality Management and then became vice president of Operations. In December 2013, he was named president of UMMC, which will be the top administrative position at the hospital once it completes a merger with Rochester Regional Health System this December.

September 4, 2014 - 1:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in arts, Announcements, GCC, Roz Steiner Gallery.

Press release:

They teach their craft to students every day, but they are also practicing artists outside of the classroom. This fall, see the work of the Fine Arts faculty at Genesee Community College in an exhibit entitled "Art Matters: GCC Arts Faculty Exhibit."

The show is now on view in the Rosalie "Roz" Steiner Gallery in the Genesee Center for the Arts on the GCC Batavia Campus. Opening receptions for the exhibit are planned on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and again at 5:30-7:30 p.m. The afternoon opening will include a performance by Music instructor Jennifer Sisbarro.

The show will feature the works of six GCC faculty members. They include Joe Ziolkowski, Instructor of Photography, who is coordinating the exhibit; Moi Dugan, associate professor of Ceramics and 3-Dimensional Design; Heather Jones, assistant professor of Fine Arts; Pamela Swarts, assistant professor of Digital Art; Jennifer Sisbarro, instructor of Music, and Ed Hallborg, Theater technician.

Ziolkowski, who teaches digital and film-based photography, creates unique self-portraits that use multiple formats, including 35 mm, 4 x 5 inch pinhole, digital SLR, mirror-less and iPhone digital cameras.

"In a world filled with the effortless 'selfie,' my work is effort filled," Ziolkowski notes. "As the artist, I select the vantage point and frame the subject, making my lens the viewers' eye. As subject, I place myself within the frame and guide the viewer through the frame with my own gaze. Within this gaze, I join the viewer, experiencing the joy of gazing myself."

Moi Dugan's new work is inspired by the woodlands surrounding her family's new home.

"My wheel thrown and handbuilt ceramics act as canvases for my painted narratives. While my work is functional, I strive for each piece to stand alone as a work of art when not in use," Dugan said.

She uses brightly pigmented slip and the sgraffito ("scratch") technique to produce the layers of color, texture and pattern on each of her one-of-a-kind pieces.

The mixed media creations of Heather Jones integrate glass, metal, paint and untraditional materials to "create social commentaries that speak of environmental issues.

"My current artwork focuses on the ethics of patenting life and the scientific processes of changing plants, animals and humans at a cellular level," Jones said.

Pam Swarts features graphic artwork on posters and event design materials.

Cultural debris is the focus of Ed Hallborg's work entitled "Remnants," which "is meant to be consumed in passing, like digital graffiti." Automated slide projectors display the words and images.

And musical sound bites featuring vocal performances by Jennifer Sisbarro will play continuously. Sisbarro's selections come from classical, jazz, and musical theater genres. She's an experienced performer who's been singing since the age of 3. Sisbarro will perform jazz standards with Deborah Sorenson accompanying her on piano during the opening reception from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Sept. 11.

The exhibit will be on display through Nov.  20. The Roz Steiner Gallery, located in the Genesee Center for the Arts at Genesee Community College, is open Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by special appointment. GCC's Batavia campus, located at One College Road, is just a short drive off exit 48 of the New York State Thruway. Directions to the campus are available at http://www.genesee.edu/about/visit/maps.cfm.

September 4, 2014 - 1:23pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements.

2014 Genesee County Employees Golf Tournament

Saturday September 27, 2014

@ Terry Hills Golf Course on Ellicott Street Road in Batavia

$65 per person

Proceeds to benefit the GENESEE VETERANS SUPPORT NETWORK

Everyone is invited to participate.

Contact Norman Itjen:  585-409-4540 

                                          Litjen@rochester.rr.com

Event Date and Time

September 27, 2014 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

 

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