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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:

March 26, 2009 - 6:49am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements, sports.
Event Date and Time: 
March 26, 2009 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Press Release:

March 24, 2009 - 4:46pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Announcements, Rotary.

Press Release:

At its weekly lunch meeting today, the Rotary Club of Batavia announced that Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella has been selected to be their 61st Annual Rotary Show.  Show dates are November 5th – November 9th at the Batavia High School Auditorium.

The musical based on the age-old fairy tale was first broadcast on CBS television in 1957 and starred Julie Andrews.  It was reprised in 1965 as the first color broadcast musical for television and starred Lesley Anne Warren.  A more recent adaptation was broadcast that starred Whitney Houston and Brandy.

The selection made by the Batavia Rotary Show Committee will be the original production with one modification added from the 1965 version.  It will include a cast of 30 to 35 Adults and 8 to 10 Children.   This is the first time that Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella has been selected by the Rotarians.

This year’s production of Cinderella will be directed by Patrick D. Burk.  This is Burk’s first time directing for the Rotary Club of Batavia.  Burk is widely known as the creator of the Batavia Players Summer Youth Theater Program and the Shakespeare in Springtime Program, which just completed this past weekend.  

“I am excited and honored to be offered this opportunity by the Rotary Club, “ Burk stated. “I have always enjoyed working with this group and have had a lot of fun on the Rotary Stage in the past.  I am pleased with the show selection and look forward to offering this truly family oriented show to the Rotary audiences.” 

Known for its costuming and beautiful sets, the pre-production work will begin with meetings in April and continue with the selection of show and musical staff.  Auditions will be held in September.   Show Chairperson is Laurie Mastin,  Business Manager is John Saville and the President – Elect is Ted Hawley.

Burk previously directed this version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella for the Gates Community Theater at Robert’s Wesleyan College in North Chili.  He has performed in countless stage productions as well as directing and producing shows.  Some of his Rotary Show appearances include Daddy Warbucks in Annie, the King in The King and I, Bung Foo in Thoroughly Modern Millie  and Charlie Cowell in The Music Man. 

March 24, 2009 - 10:06am
posted by Jan Beglinger in Announcements, Alabama, outdoors.


Come join Iroquois Observations (Buffalo Audubon members) at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge this Saturday, March 28, from 1 pm to 4 pm for an Eagle Watch. Spotting scopes will be set up at the Cayuga Overlook platform on Route 77 outside of Alabama. A Bald Eagle nest is visible from the overlook. The adult eagles are usually in the area or sitting on the nest. Other birds that may also be there include a variety of ducks (Pintail, American Wigeon, Ring-Neck, Bufflehead), American Coots, Great Blue Herons, and possibly Tundra Swans.
Owl Prowl! Join us for an after dark exploration for owls on the prowl on March 28 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.   Be prepared for on and off-road walking. You may need to caravan to another site(s) at the leader's discretion. Bring a flashlight. New this year, due to the popularity of this activity, pre-registration is required so that enough leaders can be scheduled. Call the Refuge Headquarters to pre-register at 585-948-5445. We will be meeting at the Refuge Headquarters 1101 Casey Road.
Iroquois Observations holds FREE nature programs at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge starting March 28 through May 9, 2009. These are family friendly programs. Come prepared for the weather. For a complete schedule go to or
Interested in volunteering? You don’t have to be an expert on birds to join. You are invited to attend a Volunteer Information meeting on Saturday March 28th, 10:00am at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, 1101 Casey Road, Alabama, New York 14013. We will explain in detail what our programs are all about as well as answer any questions you may have. Refreshments will be served.
March 24, 2009 - 7:15am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements.
Event Date and Time: 
April 16, 2009 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Press Release:

March 23, 2009 - 11:10pm
posted by Tasia Boland in batavia, Announcements, schools, cancer, roswell.

 From the press release:

Batavia High School will be “Goin’Bald” for Roswell Park Cancer
Institute on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 PM in the BHS gym. The event,
sponsored by the National Honor Society and part of the annual Roswell’s
Goin’ Bald for Bucks appeal, will be sandwiched between two exciting
games of volleyball - the first between the BHS girls’ varsity
volleyball team and the boys’ varsity basketball team, and the second
game between staff members from throughout the school district. During
the intermission between the two games, any brave person who has
volunteered to go bald for Roswell will have their heads professionally

“Our school community has been touched by cancer too often not to recognize the importance of the research that is ongoing at Roswell,” said Adam Pettinella Batavia High School National Honor Society President, “Our efforts this year are in honor of Mrs. Kay Dean, BHS health teacher, who passed away from cancer two years ago.” He said she was an active member of the faculty and everyone’s favorite teacher would have loved to have been a part of this special event.

The following teachers will have their heads shaved Wednesday evening:  from Batavia High School - Mr. Adam Garlapow, Mr. Nate Korzelius, Mr. John Kirkwood, Mr. Adam Fusco and Mr. Mark Warren; from the Middle School - Mr. Jeff Tress; from Jackson School - Mr. Carm DelPlato; from Robert Morris School - Mr. Michael Calandra and Mr. Jerry Sloan and from John Kennedy School - Mr. Paul Kesler, principal.

The following students are also shaving their heads and have raised their own donations through sponsorship - Taylor Hubbard, Will Ely, Chad Luce, Andrew Maxwell, Sunny Rathod and John Richards.

This is the first time BHS has participated in this event. All proceeds will be donated to Roswell.

“We hope we have a great turn out,” said Pettinella.

March 22, 2009 - 8:36pm
posted by Robin Walters in Announcements.
Event Date and Time: 
March 28, 2009 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Care-A-Van will be on State Street. Please let anyone know that is in need to stop by.

March 21, 2009 - 12:26am
posted by Robin Walters in Announcements.
Event Date and Time: 
March 21, 2009 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Care-A-Van bus will be at 193 South Main Street Apartment Complex.

If you know of anyone in need of food, please encourage them to stop by.


March 20, 2009 - 11:58pm
posted by Session Placeholder in batavia, Announcements, events, Service Clubs, dinner meetings, Business Women.

The Batavia Business Women's Club will hold their April 2 Dinner Meeting at  Batavia Downs, in the Board Room. Your choice of Steak or Chicken Entrees, $12. The guest speaker will be Genesee County Clerk, Don Read. Please RSVP by March 30 to Mary Ellen at 343-1610 or Diane at 343-1423 ext. 230.

March 20, 2009 - 9:47pm
Event Date and Time: 
May 30, 2009 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm




Saturday, May 30, 2009

5:00 - 9:00 PM

BW's Restaurant (at Davis' Countryside Meadows)

11070 Perry Road, Pavilion


A chance of winning 



March 20, 2009 - 8:23pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements.
Event Date and Time: 
March 28, 2009 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

St. Joseph School Penny Carnival!

Please join us for our 20th Annual St. Joseph School Penny Carnival. March 28th 11-4.  Corner of Main and Summit in Batavia.
The fun includes: games and prizes; our famous "Cake Walk"; food and refreshments; baked goods sale; numerous raffles including:  $1000 cash giveaway; $250 Toy-R-Us Shopping Spree, $100+ lottery-ticket basket, 13 different theme baskets. Please call the school at 343-6154 with any questions.
Hope to see you there!

March 20, 2009 - 5:59pm
posted by Amy Vlack in Announcements, elba.

The Elba Historical Society is holding a "take-out" only chicken barbecue on Sunday, March 29 beginning at 11:00 am at the museum on Maple Ave. in Elba.

March 20, 2009 - 5:58pm
posted by Amy Vlack in Announcements, elba.

ELBA BOY SCOUT TROOP 17 is holding their annual French Toast Breakfast on Sunday, March 29 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Elba Rec. Hall, Rt. 98, Elba.  It is always a good meal for a good cause.




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