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May 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Story of My Dog

We have had a 5 pound Yorkshire Terrier for about 12 years now. When Butch (we have other names for him, too) was 3 years old he became very sick. We took him to the vet and were told that Butch had a severe infection, maybe in his kidneys, and that he would soon die. Well, after a course of antibiotics, Butch was able to get his teeth cleaned and they took a few bad teeth out. Butch was a new dog. Where do you think that infection was coming from? Every now and then Butch's breath would get worse than ever and he would seem sick again. We would get his teeth professionally cleaned and as usual, they would take the bad teeth out and yes, he would be better again. Recently, it happened again but, he must have just lost that bad tooth. His breath went from "I can smell him from across the room" to "why doesn't Butch smell any more?". And Butch, now at 12, is as healthy as ever.
The moral of the story? Easy. Butch is only 5 pounds so a tooth infection might affect him more than it might affect us. But, a tooth or gum infection might take its toll on us all the same. It is true, though rare, that a tooth infection can kill us. We also know that gingivitis alone probably takes years off one's life. Ask your dentist or hygienist if you have any questions. And Butch? I think that he is running out of teeth. That is another story.
Dr. Russell Marchese Jr. -- 585-343-2711. Like us on Facebook for more information.

May 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

Berried Treasures, 1415 Broadway, Darien Center, is holding a Spring Fest & Car Cruise this Saturday, May 16th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Something for everyone. Car cruise will be held every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your vehicles or just stop in.

Farmer’s Market to be held on Saturdays in May until mid-September. Still looking for produce stands (fruits, veggies, and flowers).

Fall Festival scheduled for September 26th & 27th, we're still looking for crafters. 10x10 rentals available or bring your own tent. Call 585-356-9895 for more details on any of the above events. Like us on Facebook and stay up-to-date with store happenings and events!

May 14, 2015 - 12:00pm

The D & R Depot uses Atlantic haddock, delivered 3 times a week, so our fish fries are always tender, flaky and delicious! Includes choice of potato, coleslaw & our homemade muffins and rolls. Looking for a healthier option? We also offer broiled, cajun, lemon pepper and Italian haddock. Click here to see our full menu!

D & R Depot Restaurant & Catering Services, 63 Lake Street (Route 19), LeRoy, (585) 768-6270.

May 12, 2015 - 3:00pm


CrossFit is more than just an effective way to workout and get in shape. It is a way of living life to be your best. This includes training your body mentally and physically, as well as eating appropriately to sustain an active lifestyle. The founder of CrossFit, Greg Glassman, used this definition to define CrossFit: “CrossFit is an effective fitness program consisting of constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity."

So, what is CrossFit? It is a combination of a few components:
Functional Movements: This includes any type of human movement you may see in everyday life such as squatting, running, jumping, lifting/carrying objects, climbing, throwing, etc. These types and patterns of movements have been ingrained in our DNA as human beings and are often neglected in todayʼs society. In life and in sport the body must work together as a unit to complete a task. In CrossFit, we use compound functional movements to train our body to work together as a whole to better ourselves in sport and in lifeʼs tasks.
Constant Variation: In CrossFit, our specialty is not specializing. We strive to be competent in any possible task or challenge that could come our way. Each day, every workout is different and will challenge you in a different aspect of fitness. Workouts can range from ­5-50 minutes and will vary in movements, loads, rep schemes, etc. The only purpose for doing the same workout twice is to track progress over time.
High Intensity: Intensity, of course, is relative to ones fitness level, but everyone can benefit from it. Simply put: Intensity = Power output during a workout. Power output can be measured by: (Force x Distance)/Time. The more power output you can develop during a workout, the more fit you can become.

Who Is CrossFit For? 
The best part about CrossFit is that it is designed to be universally scaleable. This makes CrossFit the perfect fitness program for any committed individual regardless of experience. We scale load and intensity; we donʼt change programs. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Every person needs some sort of physical capacity, whether it be to compete in sports, to serve and protect, or to carry groceries into the house. Our soldiers, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen. 

Still skeptical? Well don’t knock it till you try it, at CrossFit Silver Fox we offer two Free Foundations Classes. They are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and it is a requirement to attend both classes before you sign up for regular classes. For those of you who are curious and would like to know the movements we cover in foundations here is a layout of the two days.

Movements: Day 1:

  • Air Squat (Body weight Squat)
  • Push­up
  • Burpees
  • Sit­ups
  • Kettlebell Swings
  • Sumo Deadlift High Pull
  • Box Jumps
  • Press (Military Press)
  • Push Press
  • Workout with some of the movements we covered

Day 2: 

  • Deadlift
  • Overhead Squat
  • Snatch
  • Front Squat
  • Clean
  • Wall Ball
  • Toes 2 Ball
  • Pull­-ups
  • Workout with some of the movements we covered

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May 8, 2015 - 6:00pm


A toast to all moms on this beautiful Mother's Day weekend! We can help you pick out a bottle of wine and gift wrap it for you, too! We also have gift certificates. Cheers ladies!

May 7, 2015 - 6:00pm


MOTHER'S DAY 3-COURSE BREAKFAST Seatings at 9  & 11 a.m. ~ $13.95 
~ Something to Start ~  Choice of Entree ~ Something to Finish ~

  • Filet & Eggs ~ a grilled petit filet, any style eggs, home fried potatoes and Texas toast. 
  • Black Forest Waffles ~ fluffy dark chocolate waffles topped with a cherry glaze and homemade crème served with breakfast sausage. 
  • Stuffed French Toast ~ thick slices of cinnamon egg-dipped toast stuffed w/Nutella and topped with fresh strawberries and crème served with breakfast sausage. 
  • Baguette Omelet ~ farm fresh eggs, veggies and cheese baked into crusty baguette bread served with breakfast sausage and home fried potatoes. 
  • Children's menu available.

MOTHER'S DAY 3-COURSE LUNCH - Seatings at 1 & 3 p.m. ~ $16.95
~ Something to Start ~ Choice of Entree ~ Something to Finish ~

  • Tuscan Pasta ~ homemade angel hair and grilled chicken topped with a creamy Alfredo, sundried tomatoes and broccoli.
  • Greek Platter ~ marinated, grilled chicken & pork kabobs atop Greek rice, served with Greek potatoes and tzatziki sauce.
  • Steak Rolls ~ sautéed, julienned vegetables wrapped in flank steak and grilled, served on garlic mashed and topped with a balsamic glaze.
  • Lobster Rolls ~ New England-style rolls stuffed w/Maine lobster, served w/homemade cole slaw and hushpuppies.
  • Children's menu available.

MOTHER'S DAY 3-COURSE DINNER - Seatings at 4 & 6 p.m. ~ $19.95
~ Something to Start ~ Choice of Entree ~ Something to Finish ~

  • Stuffed Pork Tenderloin ~ butterflied pork stuffed with spinach, apples and wrapped in prosciutto, served w/garlic mashed and seasonal vegetable.
  • Chicken French ~ boneless, skinless breast dipped in egg and cheese, sautéed in garlic, white wine & lemon served on angel hair pasta w/artichokes.
  • Italian Trio ~ homemade lasagna, chicken parmesan and fresh made gnocchi w/our traditional red sauce.
  • Surf and Turf ~ a juicy, thick, grilled strip steak and roasted jumbo shrimp served atop parmesan risotto.
  • Children's menu available.

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May 7, 2015 - 12:00pm
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May 4, 2015 - 3:00pm

Charting a Course to Prosperity! GCC’s The BEST Center and City of Batavia Offering Small Business Ownership Series.
Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs. Here’s your chance to find out if you have what it takes to achieve small business success. The BEST Center at Genesee Community College is partnering with the City of Batavia and the Batavia Development Corporation (BDC) to offer a three-part “Owning Your Own Business” program designed to inspire creativity, fine­ tune skills, and chart a true course to prosperity. Those interested will be able to explore, experience, and connect with resources that can help turn a dream into a reality. 
The program, “Get Underway: Small Business Ownership Series, begins with a series of one hour workshops where participants will explore business opportunities, assessing their personal readiness to own and operate a new business. Each session will run from noon ­1 p.m. in the second floor community room at Batavia City Hall. The following four sessions are planned and participants are encouraged to attend each one: 
  • April 22 -- Do I have what it takes to own a small business?

  • April 29 -- Can I earn a living through my passion? Maybe I should buy a business?
May 6 -- Why didn’t I think of THAT business?
May 13 -- The Sniff Test, assessing your business idea!
The sessions are $5 each for those who pre­-register online at, or $10 each at the door.
The second part of the program goes beyond the basics to help participants fully develop a business concept and transition into becoming a business manager. These five weekly Wednesday evening sessions are mandatory if participants want to access grant resources available through the City of Batavia Microenterprise Grant Program. The sessions run from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room T121 of the Conable Technology Building on GCC’s Batavia campus. They include: 
  • May 27 -
- Trials, tribulations & skills of a successful business leader
  • June 3 -
-  Marketing strategies to increase sales

  • June 10 -
- Using financial information to guide my business
  • June 17 --  Learning to “manage” a business
  • June 24 -- Business plan presentation and networking 
The five­-week course costs $125 and students will receive a certificate upon successful completion. Registration for this course is also available online at
The Small Business Ownership series is funded in part by the New York State Office of Community Renewal Community Development Block Grant. 
For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343­-0055, ext. 6616, or via e-mail:
April 28, 2015 - 6:00pm

Missing Even One Tooth?
If you're lucky enough to have all your teeth and they are clean and healthy, then lucky you are. You might also spend enough time brushing and flossing and that is a credit to you. But, if you're missing even one tooth, things start to happen and it usually is not good.
What happens if one back tooth is missing? First of all, there is a space. Rarely do teeth not move. But when there is a place they can go, they usually do. Upper teeth move down. Lower teeth move up. Adjacent teeth move sideways. The teeth that have moved vertically can cause serious bite or chewing issues and possibly joint issues. When teeth move horizontally, more spaces develop, spaces that may not be pretty or spaces that just compromise chewing. Ideal restoration, hence, usually means orthodontics first.
Secondly, losing one or more teeth means that every other tooth in your mouth now has to take on more force. Your muscles are just as strong and the forces are stronger than you might think. Teeth can break anyway but the ones most likely to break are those that are weaker such as teeth with fillings or especially those that have had root canal treatment. If a tooth breaks bad enough, we lose another and the collapse continues.
And lastly, missing a tooth means that there is a better side to chew on and we favor that side. Those teeth wear more. Even front teeth can wear more. And hopefully those teeth are not weakened because they, of course, can break. Missing more than one tooth? Bigger problems.
Talk to your dentist or hygienist. There are solutions! And there are more solutions than you think, especially these days, even for that one missing tooth.
Dr. Russell Marchese Jr. -- 585-343-2711. Like us on Facebook for more information.
April 21, 2015 - 3:00pm

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at the Cystic Fibrosis Margarita Run & Walk! The race begins at 6:30 p.m. -- 3.4-mile looped route (non-certified).
$20/$25 Race day. All ages welcome. Margaritas for all participants, (of legal age with ID for alcohol). T-shirts to the first 250 registered. Souvenir cups to the first 300 margaritas served. Prizes for the top males/female and three deep in 10-year age groups.
Official timing by PCR Timing. All proceeds benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information, visit us online: Like us on Facebook
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April 17, 2015 - 12:00pm

You and your family will receive:
  • 8 week program 
  • Fun ways to exercise
Nutrition Education

  • Guidelines and support to maintain a healthy lifestyle

  • Resources to encourage family physical activity

  • Weekly incentives and a chance to win a grand prize 
Take advantage of the YMCA while you are enrolled in the Get Fit Program. Health and Wellness Center, fun fitness classes, swimming, etc... 
Give us a call today 585-344-5420 OR visit our Web site: 
Sponsored by: Batavia Rotary Club, UMMC, United Way of Genesee County, YMCA, Batavia City Schools, Genesee County Health Department, City of Batavia Youth Bureau.
April 15, 2015 - 3:00pm

When I was in dental school, one of our requirements was to fill a certain number of cavities with pure gold. Gold works well in our mouths but very few dentists use gold for fillings anymore. In dental school and after, we placed many silver amalgam fillings in the teeth of our patients. Eventually we would polish them up and marvel at how nice they looked. But, times have changed. Many people these days don’t have any fillings at all. But as far as filling materials go, they do get better and better. Someday, maybe before we completely rid our mouths of tooth decay, we will discover that perfect filling material. What are we using now? Basically, silver amalgam, composite resin and sometimes porcelain.
We have been using silver amalgam for 150 years and it is very hard to deny how well it has worked. Amalgam is a mixture of metals. Amalgam fillings are about half silver and half mercury with maybe some tin and copper thrown in. Once mixed, those metals come together to form another substance. We place it in the tooth and it eventually hardens. There may be a very low level release of mercury vapor over time but the overwhelming majority of evidence is that it does little or no harm. Amalgam is easily placed, extremely hard, and no material, to date, will last as long especially if they are small fillings. Some disadvantages besides the mercury content are that amalgam fillings can turn black and become very unattractive. They can also absorb moisture and expand to the point where they can crack teeth. Eventually, all fillings will break down and leak, causing decay around the filling.
Many dentists use predominantly the tooth‐colored filling material called composite. This is a particle‐filled resin or plastic material that hardens when exposed to a certain wavelength of light. Composites are bonded to teeth which makes them very strong. And there are many kinds of composites. Some are harder, some are prettier, some are smoother. Unlike amalgam, composites are more difficult or tricky to place, but they have many advantages. Of course they are tooth‐colored. And because they are bonded to the tooth, a dentist takes less tooth structure away, thus preserving more healthy tooth. Also when bonding in composite, larger fillings can be placed without pins or posts that have the possibility of hurting the tooth. In general, resin‐bonded composites will help a tooth stay together as opposed to causing it to break apart. Historically though, composites do wear faster than amalgam, and again, they can be tricky to place.
Porcelain is another option. These fillings are made outside of the mouth and then bonded into the tooth. Porcelain is very pretty, very hard and can preserve tooth structure. But it is usually the most time consuming and expensive option. We might see more porcelain restorations in the future as more dental offices become equipped to make them “in‐house”. Of course things keep changing.
So, what’s in your mouth? Dr. Russell Marchese Jr. -- 585-343-2711. Like us on Facebook for more information.





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