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April 2, 2009 - 11:29am
posted by Janice Stenman in Attica, Announcements.

On May 2, 2009, the Wyoming County SPCA will hold its third annual comedy dinner theater at the Alexander Fireman's Recreation Hall. This year, Great Lakes Production will present West Side High School Reunion, "For everyone who wants to take a stroll down memory lane with the zaniest group of alumni ever to attend a High School Reunion!"

Chinese Auction, 50-50, raffles!!!

Dinner by Penna's Catering

Cash Bar by Alexander Fireman.

For ticket information, visit our website at

All proceeds benefit the animals.

April 2, 2009 - 9:57am
posted by Kim Gloskowski in Announcements.
Event Date and Time: 
May 2, 2009 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday, May 2nd 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church 190 Oak Street, Batavia.  The event will feature a large variety of popular home business vendors and crafters.  Cash & carry, free samples, lunch, bake sale and door prizes every 10 minutes.

April 2, 2009 - 7:51am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements, GCC, child care.

Press Release:

BATAVIA, NY -- The Genesee Community College Association Child Care Center is pleased to announce the introduction of a summer child care program. This is a pilot program and will run on a first come, first served basis. The summer session runs from May 26 - July 31, 2009. Interested participants are asked to fill out an application and pay a $15 application fee. Applications will be due no later than May 11, 2009.

The GCCA Child Care Center offers complete child care services for children six weeks to five years of age. The hours are from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday, following Genesee's academic calendar. Children of students, staff and faculty, and the community on a space available basis may use the GCCA Child Care Center.

The Center is newly renovated with safe and developmental resources. The staff is trained and supervised by the Director, Maggie Hagen. There are educational programs, and lunch and snacks are provided. Safe sleeping equipment is available for naps. The Center is also accessible for children with disabilities.

Rates are set according to the age and the number of days that the child uses the Center. The U.S. Department of Education and the State University of New York awarded grant funds for child care tuition subsidies for income eligible Genesee Community College students. For detailed rates, please visit

The GCCA Child Care Center has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals.

For further information, please contact Patti Cassatt, Office Manager of the Center at 585-345-6833. The Center is located at the main entrance to the Campus in Batavia. For an application, please visit  Application deadline is May 11th.

April 1, 2009 - 11:31pm
posted by Robin Walters in batavia, Announcements, community awareness.
 Care-A-Van MinistriesCare-A-Van Ministries
From the desk of Paul Ohlson, Founder of Care-A-Van Ministries:

This Saturday April 4th  at 3:00 at the Assembly of God church we will be having our first Care-A-Van band meeting with everyone bringing their instruments or voices. For those of you that missed our first meeting you are still welcome to join us  and just bring your instruments.

Please share this with anyone you think might be interested in taking part. We can really make a difference in our community by being out there and ministering through music. There are plenty of opportunities throughout the summer with our Thursday evening cookouts, Saturday morning food and prayer outreach and Sunday afternoon Street Church.


Wouldn't it be just great if we had enough people involved to have a huge band and choir to accompany it. People would come from all walks of life just to see that, and what an opportunity we would have to share the gospel through that !!!


I'm excited and hope you are as well


Please join us and let's see God move in our city and it's residents....revival begins with us...ther are a lot of unsaved people


How will they know we care if we don't go out and share


See you Saturday and ...KEEP THE LIGHT ON

Paul Ohlson


Posted by Robin Walters
Public Relations Director
Care-A-Van Ministries
If you have any questions, please call 585-343-0328
April 1, 2009 - 5:32pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
June 10, 2009 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

[img_assist|nid=5290|title=Lunchtime Book Group|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=0|height=50]The Lunchtime Book Group at Present Tense will be discussing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. Bring your lunch and enjoy a lively discussion!

April 1, 2009 - 5:17pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
May 29, 2009 - 10:00am to May 30, 2009 - 4:00pm

[img_assist|nid=5288|title=Bike to Books|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=0|height=50]Present Tense is putting our own spin on National Bike Month in May - we're asking you to bike to books! On May 29 and 30 customes who ride their bikes to Present Tense will receive 10% off their entire purchase (excluding sale items), a FREE book from our book bin, a coupon for Adam Miller Toy & Bicycle, and will be entered to win a Cateye cycle computer (courtesy of Adam Miller). This is a great event for families to do together, so dust off your bike and ride to Present Tense!

April 1, 2009 - 5:11pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
May 28, 2009 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

[img_assist|nid=5286|title=Storyslingers Book Discussion|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=0|height=50]The Storyslingers group will be discussing So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger. Please note that we will be meeting on the last Thursday in May, instead of the last Wednesday.

April 1, 2009 - 5:05pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
May 15, 2009 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

[img_assist|nid=5284|title=YA Book Club|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=0|height=50]The Young Adult Book Club at Present Tense is reading Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey. Target age for this group is 12+

April 1, 2009 - 5:00pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
May 13, 2009 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Lunchtime Book Group at Present Tense will be discussing Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah[img_assist|nid=5282|title=Lunchtime Book Group|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=0|height=50]. Bring your lunch and enjoy a lively discussion!

April 1, 2009 - 4:54pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
May 2, 2009 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a reception honoring the winners of the second annual Earth Day Art Contest. Stop in for light refreshments and to see how our community finds creative and artistic ways to celebrate Earth Day! For more information:[img_assist|nid=5279|title=Earth Day Art Contest Artist's Reception|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=0|height=50]

April 1, 2009 - 4:31pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
April 11, 2009 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Mystery writer Lorna Barrett will visit Present Tense to sign copies of her Booktown Mystery series, which includes Murder is Binding and her latest, Bookmarked for Death. Under the name L.L. Bartlett, Lorna also  writes the Jeff Resnick paranormal series, which is set in Buffalo, NY. Her newest book in that series, Dead in Red, will also be available. If you enjoy books by Julia Spencer-Fleming or Claudia Bishop, you will enjoy Lorna's books! And remember, signed books make great gifts![img_assist|nid=5271|title=Lorna Barrett Author Visit|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=0|height=50]

April 1, 2009 - 4:24pm
posted by Darrick Coleman in Announcements, Present Tense.
Event Date and Time: 
April 8, 2009 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

[img_assist|nid=5269|title=The Story of Edgar Sawtelle|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=0|height=50]The Lunchtime Book Group at Present Tense will be discussing The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski this month. Bring your lunch and enjoy a lively discussion!

April 1, 2009 - 3:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, The Batavian, sign language.

Starting April 13 classes in Level 1 American Sign Language will be offered by the Genesee Region Independent Living Center.

Cost for the 10-week course is $25 per person and includes two textbooks. Classes will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the center's conference room.

Genesee Region Independent Living Center, Inc. is located at 612 Swan St. in Batavia. To register call (585) 343-4524 ext. 18.

April 1, 2009 - 6:30am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements, calendar, thebatavian.

Don't forget to submit your date-specific events to The Batavian's Calendar.

If your business, civic group, sports organization or church group has an upcoming event, you should be sure it's in our calendar.

Click on the "add event" link under the calendar on the right side of The Batavian's Web pages.

If you tag the post "announcements" it will also show up in our announcements section.

March 30, 2009 - 11:36am
posted by Paul Hough in Announcements, elba.

Join us at "The Mill" in Elba for our Spring Open House and "Egg-stravaganza" sale April 2, 3rd, and 4th.  Pick an egg for a special discount  up to 25% off your total purchase.  The Mill offers a wide variety of antiques, primitives, food items, candles, jellies, hand made craft items, and much more!  Hours:  Thursday: 12:00 to 5:00, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00.  Phone: 746-1677

The Mill is located on Rt. 98, in Elba, New York.  Come join us for this fun event...just look for the big red mill!

March 28, 2009 - 10:17am
posted by Michael Plitt in Announcements, music, entertainment, corfu, country, grange.
Event Date and Time: 
April 4, 2009 -
7:00pm to 9:10pm

Ron & Nancy OneSong
with special guests The Fraterrigo Family
Corfu Grange, Allegany Rd next to Corfu IGA
716 560 5111 info
 Adm $10
Refreshments served! Great door prizes!
NOT handicapped accessible

March 28, 2009 - 7:14am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements, business.
Event Date and Time: 
April 25, 2009 -
9:00am to 11:45am

Building Your Business in a Challenging Economy
"Funding Sources in today's Economy"

SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2009 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Batavia City Centre
Main Street Route 5, Genesee Country Mall, Batavia, NY  14020

March 27, 2009 - 11:50am
posted by Timothy Paine in Announcements, Oliver's.

Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm the Easter Bunny will be at Oliver's Candy!  I just interviewed Jeremy Liles for this weekends "Local Businesses" article and we just wanted to remind everyone about Saturdays big event.  I'll post the article soon and I hope every one can make it tomorrow.

March 26, 2009 - 6:56am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements, theater, GCC, Forum Players.
Event Date and Time: 
April 23, 2009 - 7:30pm to April 25, 2009 - 7:30pm

Press Release:




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