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August 31, 2016 - 3:00pm

Tompkins Bank of Castile – Checking account includes mobile banking now with mobile check deposit. We’re your local, mobile, remarkable community bank. Click here to start your checking application.
Tompkins Insurance Agencies – Contact us for a no-obligation review of your auto and homeowners insurance. Learn more.
August 30, 2016 - 3:00pm

Get the FASTEST Internet in Batavia! Just $44.95/mo. for 100 Mbps Internet and home phone over Fiber for your first 6 months!* Visit us online or call today. Multiple services, one bill, one low price! Empire Access

August 12, 2016 - 6:30pm

Saturday August 13 - 11am-1pm • 12 Church Street in Elba - A lot of house for the money and priced below assessment these owners are serious and priced it to sell!! A must see inside to appreciate. Updated roof, siding and windows. Extra family room, gas stove in living room. Galley style kitchen with laminate floors plus some with carpeting. Nice back yard, with recently landscaped front yard with new porch-just a great Village home!! Click here to view the complete listing for 12 Church Street in Elba.

Sunday August 14 - 11am-1pm • 14 Maple Avenue in Corfu​ - Beautiful home in heart of the Village! Super solid and updated thru out-windows, furnace and C/A, H2O tank, kitchen, baths, flooring, carpeting and painted thru out! This home is awesomely laid out starting with the super-sized back entranceway for the million shoes that the huge walk in pantry/laundry area-two of the best rooms in the house!! Home also features large bright airy rooms that are so pretty. Outside has 1 full acre in the Village with great 2 car garage patio area also home has back wrap around porch area overlooking back patio-perfect entertaining spot! Must see!
Click here to view the complete listing for 14 Maple Avenue in Corfu. Call Lynn Bezon at Reliant Real Estate today at 585-344-4663!

August 10, 2016 - 3:00pm

You are invited to attend the grand opening & ribbon cutting ceremony at River Spring Lodge on Friday, Aug. 12, at 5:30 p.m. followed by a grand opening reception and tours lasting until 9 p.m.

The Genesee and Wyoming Chambers of Commerce will celebrate with the new owners Chef Dave and Carolyn Hamer, invited guests, elected officials, and friends. The grand opening celebrations will continue on Saturday, Aug. 13th, from 6 to 9 p.m. with a complementary reception and tours of the boutique hotel and dining destination.

The full-service hotel and corporate retreat is nestled on 20 tranquil acres, provides luxurious guest rooms that include a three-course breakfast. The inn offers seven beautifully appointed guest rooms that are smart, modern, comfortable and luxurious. The inn also hosts dining options at both The Bistro at River Spring Lodge and the Chef’s Table.

Guests attending the Grand Opening receptions will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win complementary dinners for two at The Bistro at River Spring Lodge or a five-course dinner for two at the Chef’s Table. Take advantage of deep discounts and reserve rooms at exceptionally low rates for a future stay. Each evening a 15-percent discount will be given to the first two groups to reserve the entire lodge for a private event!
The public and media are encouraged to attend.

  • Who: River Spring Lodge
  • What: Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting and Reception
  • When: Friday, Aug. 12 -- Ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Open House from 6 to 9 p.m. & Saturday Aug. 13 • 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Where: River Spring Lodge, 1961 A Church Road, Darien Center, NY 14040

Business Contact: Dave Hamer (585) 708-4212. For more information visit:

August 9, 2016 - 6:30pm

A lot of house for the money and priced below assessment. These owners are serious and priced it to sell! Must see inside to appreciate. Updated roof, siding and windows. Extra family room, gas stove in living room. Galley style kitchen. Laminate floors plus some with carpeting. Nice back yard, recently landscaped front yard with new porch-just a great Village home! Call Lynn Bezon at Reliant Real Estate today at 585-344-4663 or click here to view the full listing.

August 9, 2016 - 12:00pm

Hey Parents! YWCA of Genesee County is offering its Adventure Program to students attending the following schools:

  • Batavia Schools: Jackson, JK & Middle School (fourth & fifth grades)
  • Alexander Elementary
  • Oakfield-Alabama Elementary -- Coming soon, please call for more information.
  • Leroy-Wolcott Street School
  • Pavilion Elementary
  • York Elementary

Hours Are: 6 a.m. -- Start of school & dismissal at 6 p.m. Breakfast & snacks are provided. Lots of interactive & educational fun with great affordable rates. No commitment necessary!

For more information, contact Sarah Mclaughlin@ 585-343-5808, ext. 22, or email: [email protected].

August 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

The 2016 History Heroes would like to thank the following sponsors & volunteers:

  • Tompkins Insurance
  • Ken's Charcoal Pits
  • Batavia Showtime Theater
  • Ficarella's Pizzeria
  • Save A Lot
  • Batavia's Original
  • Batavia Turf Farms
  • Freed Maxick CPA
  • Del Plato Casey Law Firm

Volunteers of the Program:

  • Erin Suttell
  • Mrs. Sharon Briggs
  • Mrs. Brenda Crabtree
  • Mrs. Lynn Dobbertin
  • Mrs. Cathy Hoitink
  • Mrs. Ruth Lang
  • Mrs. Kathy Loria
  • Junior Volunteers
  • Loren Leone
  • Sadie Loria
  • Maddi Taggart
August 6, 2016 - 6:30pm

No purchase necessary. For a coupon code for a free ad, email [email protected] posted in jobs available, housing and autos are $5 each for 14 days. All others are free.

August 6, 2016 - 12:00pm

Vitsit D&D Cleaning for more information on services and products. Like us on Facebook to stay up to date on new products! We hope to see you this Saturday!

August 5, 2016 - 7:00pm

Super location for this solid and well maintained 4 bedroom, 2 full bath home! This is a home you must come into to see everything it has to offer - excellent layout and a space for everything, there is over 33ft. of closet space-storage galore! Also, an extra large garage! Many updates including tear off roof, windows and entry door. The home features a white Georgia marble fireplace with gas insert for cozy nights! Outside has awesome 12x16 deck overlooking peaceful park like backyard for fun summer nights! Great neighborhood and neighbors and awesome location makes this one a must visit! Call Lynn Bezon today at Reliant Real Estate 585-344-4663 to see this beauty or click here to view this listing.

August 5, 2016 - 12:00pm

The third annual Hometown Trail has kicked off and a variety of shops in Genesee County have joined together to offer shoppers a fun way to explore unique stores and win prizes along the way. The Hometown Trail 2016 shops include:

  • Country Hill -- 11119 W. Park St., Pavilion. 584-3540. Tues-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-4.
  • The Hobby Horse -- 54-56 Main St., Le Roy. 768-8130. Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-3.
  • Walking in the Woods -- 3456 Galloway Road, Batavia. 344-2428. Fri-Sun 11-5.
  • Torrey’s Farm Market -- 7142 Oak Orchard Road, Elba. 355-1005. Fri & Sat 10-5.
  • The Mill -- 7061 Oak Orchard Rd., Elba. 746-1677. Thurs 12-5, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4.
  • Vintage Vogue -- 36 Main St., Le Roy. 502-5333. M-F 10-6, Sat 10-4.
  • The Divine Tree -- 19 Main St., Le Roy. 502-5386. Mon. 10-6, Tues. 2-6, Wed. 10-6, Th-Fri. 10-7, Sat. 11-4.
  • Buttercrumbs Bakery -- 13 E. Main St., Corfu. 599-4550. Mon-Fri 7am-2pm, Sat 7am-2pm, Sunday: CLOSED.
  • The Farm -- 9079 Alleghany Road, Corfu. 409-1433. Open seven days 10am-5pm.
  • Danielle’s Countryside Antiques -- 8966 Alleghany Road, Corfu. 599-3808. Thurs-Sun 11-5.
  • Country Cottage -- 10448 Harper Road, Darien Center. 547-9591. Open 7 days 11-6.
  • Berried Treasures -- 13219 Broadway, Alden. 356-9895. Tues-Fri 10-4, Sat 8-2.

Participate in the Hometown Trail this summer by shopping at these Genesee County shops. Get your card stamped at each shop by Aug. 31st to be entered in the grand prize drawings to be held on Sept. 12. Participants who collect all shop stamps will be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing for a $100 gift certificate that can be used at any of the participating shops.

Participants that collect all shop stamps PLUS participate in any of our bonus features on Facebook will be entered in our Ultimate Shopper Prize. The more you participate, the more chances you have to win! Winners will be notified and featured on our Facebook page
In addition to these great prizes, there will also be a trivia question giveaways on our Facebook page - The Hometown Trail - Click here.

Maps can be found at any of these shops. Trail-goers can explore along the way and get their map stamped at each store until the end of August when maps will be turned in for prize drawings. Find out more on The Hometown Trail Facebook Page. 

August 1, 2016 - 6:30pm

Hogs 4 Paws is scheduled for Saturday, Aug.13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; don't miss this event! All proceeds benefit the Genesee County Animal Shelter. Bike run registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. and kickstands up 10 a.m. at Stan's Harley Davidson! Click here for more information




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