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June 4, 2009 - 10:53am
posted by Christi Hayden in Announcements, health, chronic conditions.

"Take Action for a Healthier Life" is a FREE 6 week program designed to help individuals better manage their chronic conditions (Diabetes, Asthma, Arthritis etc.)  Program topics include:

  • Managing stress
  • Medication management
  • Goal setting
  • Communication
  • Managing fatigue
  • Physical activity
  • And much more!

Location: Corfu Community Room- 116 East Main Street Corfu, NY 14036

Time: 4:30pm-7pm

Program dates: July 14,2009, July 21, 2009, July 28, 2009, August 4, 2009, August 11, 2009, August 18, 2009

*Participants will need to attend all 6 classes.  Please feel free to bring a snack or dinner for yourself!

Participants will have the option to purchase a book and/or relaxation CD for $20 a piece if they would like.  Family, friends and caregivers are also welcome to attend.

Registration is required.  Seating is limited so register by July 10th, 2009 by calling or emailing Christi at Lake Plains: (585)345-6110 or [email protected]

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June 4, 2009 - 9:56am
posted by Bob Martin in Announcements, sports, golf, Darien.

If you're looking for some fun this Sunday, June 7th, get three friends and come play in the "Fourth Annual Seth Morrison Memorial Golf Tournament".  We're playing at Chestnut Hill in Darien.  This is a beautiful course and one of the finest in Genesee County.  It's a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start with a "scramble" format.  Your team can post a score to rival "Tigers".  We'll start you off with a light lunch before golf and a Char-broiled steak afterwards, we'll cap it all off with a Chinese Auction after dinner.  Cost is $75.00 per golfer.

This tournament is in memory of Seth Morrison, a young man who died as a result of a house fire in Darien.  Proceeds benefit the "Field of Dreams" sports park in Alexander.

If you're interested, call me, Bob Martin, at 344-0202 or e-mail to [email protected].

June 3, 2009 - 6:27pm
posted by gina pero in Announcements.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to “kick-it” with local star, Gina Pero, fresh

off the 2008 Radio City Christmas Spectacular! This is your chance to

experience an authentic Rockette-inspired master class, and learn the ins and

outs and tricks of the trade!

WHEN : June 13, 2009

WHERE : Images In Dance

All participants receive a

free gift from movmnt

29 Liberty Street

Batavia, NY 14020

TIMES : 12:00pm – 1:30pm (Ages 7 to 12)

2:00pm – 3:30pm (Ages 13 & Up)

COST : $20 per participant

Email your registration to [email protected] or call 716. 390.8605







June 2, 2009 - 7:33pm
posted by scott kibler in Announcements, volleyball, waterball.
Event Date and Time: 
July 11, 2009 -
8:30am to 7:30pm

Stafford Fire Dept., Inc. 1st Annual Waterball Tournament & Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament -Proceeds to benefit the Stafford Fire Dept. Health & Education Fund- Date - July 11, 2009 Time - Waterball will start at 8:00 am Volleyball will start at 11:00 am until ???? Where - Stafford Fire Dept. 6153 Main Road Stafford, NY Cost - $25.00 per team (per event) Prizes -$ Cash $ (to be determined by number of entries) Food and Drinks will be available (Each team entered will receive a lunch ticket good for a hotdog or hamburger and a pop or beer (if 21 years or older) R.S.V.P.

June 1, 2009 - 4:17pm
posted by Bea McManis in Announcements, yard sale.

Donations are being accepted for the 400 Towers Residents' Council  Yard Sale to be held June 5, 6 & 7 at the Towers' front lawn.  All are welcome.  Refreshments will be available.  

Please contact Batavia Housing Authority at 400 Towers, 344-1888 or Pat Larson at 993-2851 if you have items to donate.

The public is invited to the Yard Sale  beginning at 9am each day.  Funds raised will benefit the 400 Towers Annual Picnic.

June 1, 2009 - 10:52am
posted by Genesee ARC News in Announcements, scholarships.

Teens from Byron-Bergen and Batavia are the recipients of the 2009 Genesee ARC Mary Anne Graney Memorial Scholarships.  The $1,000.00 scholarship awards were presented to Jessica Monroe, Nichole Longhini and Lindsey Penders. 



Jessica, a member of the Byron-Bergen Class of 2009, plans to become a Special Education teacher in an elementary school to continue her desire to work with children with special needs.




 Nichole, a senior at Batavia High, plans on pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, specializing in neonatal intensive care. Nichole feels premature babies are at an increased risk for complications and future disabling conditions and she wants to help these babies early in their lives to be healthier and happier.


LINDSEY PENDERS.jpgLindsay, who is also a member of the Batavia High School Class of 2009, plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Special Education.  Her desire to pursue this career field was sparked by an internship at the New York State School for the Blind.

Three $1,000.00 scholarships are awarded to high school seniors each year interested in working in human services, special education or related fields.  The scholarship is in honor of Mary Anne Graney, a special education teacher, who died in 2004. According to Genesee ARC Scholarship Committee Chair, Shelley Falitico, “The scholarship is a living memorial, honoring Mrs. Graney’s commitment to ARC and enriching the lives of people with disabilities.”

June 1, 2009 - 10:05am
posted by Timothy Hens in batavia, Announcements, elba, Oakfield, Road Closure.

Townline Rd (CR 26) between Rt 63 and Pekin Rd in the Towns of Batavia, Oakfield and Elba will be closed Tuesday, June 2nd to Thursday, June 4th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day for culvert replacements.

May 30, 2009 - 4:49pm
posted by Amy Vlack in Announcements, elba, Historical Society of Elba.
Event Date and Time: 
May 30, 2009 - 4:45pm to June 4, 2009 - 4:45pm

There will be a presentation by Tom Rivers in the Barn at the Historical Society of Elba Museum on Thursday, June 4, 2009 on Maple Ave. Ext. in Elba at 7:00 p.m.  The presentation is open to the public and refreshments will be served.  Please join us.


May 29, 2009 - 5:09pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, books, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
August 26, 2009 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Author Lauren Groff will join us via video conference for the August Storyslinger meeting. Lauren was born in Cooperstown, NY and grew up one block from the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Monsters of Templeton is her first novel, published in February 2008. It was a New York Times and IndieNext bestseller and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers. The book tells the story of Willie Upton, who returns to her home in Upstate New York just as an enormous monster dies in a nearby lake.

May 29, 2009 - 4:56pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, Present Tense, workshop.
Event Date and Time: 
August 22, 2009 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

If the mere thought of writing a college application essay makes your knees knock and your brow start to sweat, your worries are over! Sign up for the College Writing Workshop at Present Tense and let instructor Patty Hawley show you how to write a winning essay that may be your ticket in to the school of your dreams! Patty has experience writing grants and applications and will show you the do's and dont's for successful essays, share advice and tips for better writing, and help you discover compelling material to include in your college essays.

May 29, 2009 - 4:45pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, books, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
August 12, 2009 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

We will be reading Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson for our August meeting. Bring your lunch and enjoy a lively discussion!


May 29, 2009 - 4:13pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, books, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
July 29, 2009 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Storyslingers book group at Present Tense will be reading The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha for our July meeting.


May 29, 2009 - 4:09pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, books, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
July 17, 2009 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

The Young Adult Book Club at Present Tense will be reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie for our July meeting. This book won the National Book Award.


May 29, 2009 - 4:06pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, books, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
July 8, 2009 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Lunchtime Book Group will be reading The Art of Keeping Secrets by Patti Callahan Henry for our July meeting. Bring your lunch and enjoy a lively discussion!


May 29, 2009 - 4:02pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, books, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
July 29, 2009 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Exciting new author Naseem Rakha will visit Present Tense to sign copies of her book The Crying Tree, which has been selected as one of the "Emerging Voices" authors at BookExpo America and has also been selected by Barnes and Noble for their fall "Discover Great New Writers" promotion. Visit for more information.


May 29, 2009 - 3:57pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, Present Tense, workshops.
Event Date and Time: 
July 25, 2009 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Instructor Kim Argenta will teach participants how to make a pair of earrings and a memory wire bracelet in this fun workshop designed for children ages 9-13. Kim is an art instructor at Holy Family Catholic School in Le Roy. A registration fee of $10 per child is due by July 18.


May 29, 2009 - 3:53pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, books, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
July 22, 2009 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Are you in a book club? Join the Present Tense Book Club Registry! Our first Book Club Bonanza is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 pm. Our staff will present the hot new books for the Fall season and show you great selections for your group. You'll have a chance to register your club and join our growing network of people who love to talk about books! Light refreshments will be served and there will be prizes and goodies for those who attend. Bring your book club and enjoy a night just for you!

May 29, 2009 - 3:46pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, books, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
June 20, 2009 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Batavia native Evalyn Gates will visit Present Tense to sign copies of her book Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe. Evalyn is currently the Assistant Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. Visit for more information.


May 29, 2009 - 1:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements.

Press Release:

The New York State Police will be participating in Roadcheck 2009, an international commercial vehicle enforcement event, June 2-4.

This important safety event, which began in 1988, is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, North America’s leading commercial vehicle safety enforcement organization.

Roadcheck 2009 promotes safety and security on North American highways through the inspection of commercial vehicles and drivers. Truck and bus safety inspectors will be on the job night and day during the 72-hour period checking vehicles and their drivers at inspection sites along major highways. In addition, roving patrols will inspect vehicles and drivers traveling other highways.

Roadcheck 2009 will also emphasize enforcement of commercial vehicle drivers who fail to wear their safety belts. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently released an updated study on safety belt use by commercial vehicle drivers indicating that safety belt use by commercial drivers is 72% compared to 83% for passenger car drivers.

May 29, 2009 - 1:24pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, pembroke, Darien, corfu.

Press Release:

Paving work slows traffic on Rte 77 in Pembroke, Darien and Corfu

A project to resurface a section of Rte 77 in the towns of Darien and Pembroke and a section of Rte 33 in the Village of Corfu began May 26. Variable message signs have been placed along the corridors to notify motorists. The scheduled completion date is this fall.

Motorists should expect one-way alternating traffic patterns controlled by flaggers during daytime hours. Due to the large traffic volumes along Rte 77 bound to and from the nearby theme park, camping resort and concert venue, restrictions have been incorporated into the contract to prohibit lane closures after noon on Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and select special event days. Crews plan to start at the northern project limits.

Final plans are to resurface the 8.5-mile section of Rte 77 from Rte 5 in Pembroke to just south of Rte 20 in Darien and the 1.5 mile-section of Rte 33 within the Corfu Village limits. The top layer of worn, deteriorated asphalt will be removed with a milling machine and replaced with a new layer of asphalt and fresh pavement markings. The six-foot-wide shoulders will also be resurfaced. This paving work will extend the life of the pavement 8-10 years.

Motorists are advised to travel slowly and carefully through the work zone area.
Daily traffic reports can be accessed at<




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