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July 25, 2016 - 6:00pm

The Annual Crossroads House Garage Sale will take place July 28th, 29th and 30th. This year’s sale will be the biggest yet and includes something for everyone. We having everything from housewares to collectibles, furniture to kitchenware, tools to toys. You’ll find recliners, desks, dressers, dining sets, rockers, couches, end tables, antique furniture, area rugs, glassware, books, lamps, tableware, small appliances, washers, dryers and more. New items will be out each day of the sale.

New this year is our Preview Day for early bird and hardcore garage sale hunters on Wednesday the 27th from 12:30 – 3:30. On Preview Day, there will be a $10 preview fee and prices will be marked and firm. Regular Sale hours are Thursday and Friday 9‐4 and Saturday 9‐noon. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase courtesy of The First Baptist Church on Thursday and Friday.

Our featured item is the pictured 1987 Yamaha Virago 535 with less than 14,000 original miles! The motorcycle will not be sold before the sale and will be available to inspect during the sale. For more information on the motorcycle visit: http://crossroadshouse.com/yamaha‐virago‐535/ 

July 24, 2016 - 11:00am

Those ugly stains and discoloration on your roof are more than just an eyesore. They are actually a form of airborne algae called gloeocapsa magma, and it is actually eating your roof. This algae usually grows on the north facing roof, or under trees, it is alive and feeding off the limestone in your shingles. You may think it's caused by road dirt, bird droppings or your neighbor’s tree. It’s not, but it is ruining your roof. 

We are in our seventh year of using our low-pressure process to gently melt away this ugly algae, moss and mold. We use the process recommended by the shingle manufacturers association. We apply the cleaning solution with low pressure, equal to a garden hose from a ladder or bucket truck. This can be done in a morning with no disruption to your day. The results are immediate and stunning and your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Please visit us online at roofcleaningbatavia.com for more information or like us on Facebook. Eric Von Kramer and his wife, Donn, have been in business in the area for more than 40 years. Call 585-762-9075 or 716-474-0938 for more information and a no obligation price. References gladly given. There is a good chance we have worked for someone you know.

July 16, 2016 - 7:00am

SATURDAY, JULY 16TH • Today's Events• Farm Bureau Day & Bring Your Tractor to the Fair Day

  • All Day Matt Episcopo (Roving the Fairgrounds)
  • 8:30am - NIOGA Colored Breed Show (Show Ring)
  • 9am - NIOGA Holstein/Open Class Dairy Show (Show Ring)
  • 9am - Open Class Goat Show (4H Goat Barn)
  • 9am - ECYSS - Youth Breed Show (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 10am - 4H Horse Gymkhana & Games Classes (Horse Ring)
  • 10am - FARM STOCK TRACTOR - Bring your tractor!! Enhanced Tractor & Garden Pullers (GRANDSTAND)
  • 11am - Exhibit Halls & Buildings Open 
  • 1-8pm - Mr. Scribbles (Entertainment Tent)
  • 1-11pm - MIDWAY OPENS (Amusement Area)
  • 1-5pm - Jony James - Band (Entertainment Tent)
  • 2-4pm - 4H Vegetable Contest (Kennedy Building)
  • 3:30pm - Small Fry Tractor Pull (Exhibition Building)
  • 4pm - 4H Master Showman Contest (Show Ring)
  • 6pm - Empire State Pullers Tractor Pulls (GRANDSTAND)
  • 6:30pm - 4H Scavenger Hunt (Kennedy Building)
  • 8pm-12am - Branded - Band (Entertainment Tent)
  • 8pm - 4H Dairy Cattle Released
  • 8:30pm - 4H Horses Released
  • 9pm - 4H Poultry & Rabbits Released 
  • 9pm - 4H Non-Market Animals - Beef, Goat, Sheep, & Swine released
  • 10pm - 4H Non-Animal Exhibits Released

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change at any time.*

July 15, 2016 - 7:00am

FRIDAY, JULY 15TH • Today's Events • Community Day & Thrill Night. Kids ride special - $5 wrist bands 1-4pm.

  • All Day Matt Episcopo (Roving the Fairgrounds)
  • 9am - ECYSS - Showmanship Clinic (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 10am - 4H Horse Show Western Classes  (Horse Ring)
  • 11am - Exhibit Halls & Buildings Open
  • 11am - 4H Beef Show (Show Ring)
  • 12pm - 4H Livestock Skillathon (TBA)
  • 12pm - ECYSS - Fitting Clinic (Old Draft Barn)
  • 1pm  - Open Class Beef Show ( Show Ring)
  • 1pm - 4H Sheep 7 Goat Obstacle Course Contest (TBA)
  • 1-8pm - Mr. Scribbles (Entertainment Ring)
  • 1-11pm - Midway Opens (Amusement Arena)
  • 3pm - 4H Sheep Trimming & Blocking Contest (4H Sheep Barn)
  • 4pm - ECYSS - Showmanship (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 5:30pm - 4H Tractor Driving Contest - Via Pre-Registration (Kennedy Building)
  • 6pm - NIOGA Jr. Showmanship (Show Ring)
  • 7pm - COUNTY FAIR GRAND DEMOLITION DERBY (GRANDSTAND)
  • 7:30pm - ECYSS - Judging Clinic (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 7:30-11:30pm - Under the Gun - Band (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10pm - Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change at any time.

July 14, 2016 - 5:00pm

Here's your chance to own one of the more unique homes with some interesting history on Batavia's Main Street! Talk about solid, this home isn't going anywhere. This home is stone sided with slate roofing and marble window sills, and that is just some of the interesting traits to this 2/3 bedroom home. The rooms are all very large with living room having unique rounded bump out and pretty fireplace to extra large and wide upstairs with 2 big bedrooms. The one large upper bedroom with rounded bumped out area with windows that give a great aerial view of Main St. This is a pretty cool home!! Call Lynn Bezon at Reliant Real Estate today or click here to view the listing!

July 14, 2016 - 7:00am

Thursday, July 14th • Today's Events • Veterans Day at the Fair

  • All Day Matt Episcopo (Roving the Fairgrounds)
  • 8:30am - Horse Show Ring Closed for Set Up
  • 9am - 4H Dairy Show (Show Ring)
  • 9am - Regional Tunis/Open Sheep Show (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 9am - 4H Horses in Place 
  • 10am - 4H Horse Show. English Classes (Horse Ring)
  • 11am - Exhibit Halls & Buildings Open
  • 2pm - 4H Goat & Sheep Bowl (Merton Building)
  • 2-8pm - Mr. Scribbles (Entertainment Tent)
  • 5-10pm - Midway Opens (Amusement Area)
  • 5:30-7pm - 4H Market Animal Auction Buyers Dinner (Kennedy Bldg)
  • 6:30pm - Genesee Speedway SPECIAL STOCK CAR RACES (Grandstand)
  • 7pm - Genesee’s Got Talent Showcase (Entertainment Tent)
  • Following Talent Show - Karaoke (Entertainment Tent)
  • 7pm - 4H Market Animal Auction (Show Ring)
  • 10pm - Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close.

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change at any time.

July 13, 2016 - 7:00am

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13TH Today's Events • Children’s Day - 4H Family Night. “Kids Ride Special $5 Wrist Bands 12-3pm

  • All Day Matt Episcopo (Roving the Fairgrounds)
  • 9am - 4H Goat Show (Show Ring)
  • 10am - 4H Poultry Show (Merton Building)
  • 11am - Exhibit Halls & Buildings Open
  • 12pm-3pm - Midway Opens for Special Kid’s Day $5 Ride Wrist Bands (Amusement Area)
  • 12pm - Children’s Activities (Exhibition Building)
  • 1:30pm - 4H Breeding Sheep Show (Show Ring)
  • 2-4pm -  Balloon Animal Demonstration (Exhibition Building)
  • 2-8pm - Mr. Scribbles (Entertainment Tent)
  • 3pm - Small Fry Tractor Pull (Exhibition Building)
  • 4:30pm - 4H Goat & Sheep Costume Contest (Show Ring
  • 5pm - Car Show (W. of Ent. Tent)
  • 5-10pm - Midway Re-opens (Amusement Area)
  • 6pm - 4H Open Swine Breeds & Showmanship (Show Ring)
  • 6pm - North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series & Draft Farm Class (Horse Arena)
  • 6:30pm - 4H Rabbit Show (Merton Building)
  • 7pm - Fair Queen Crowning (Entertainment Tent Stage)
  • 10pm - Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close.

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change at any time.

July 12, 2016 - 5:00pm

Exciting news! Fenton's Produce U-Pick Blueberries is open this week! That's a whole lot of deliciousness in the palm of your hand.

Our U-Pick field will open up this Wednesday, July 13th at 8 a.m. Our location is 998 Main Road, Corfu -- which is not far from the intersection of Route 77 -- Main Road is Route 5.

Here is the blueberry hotline: 585-345-1591. The messageis updated daily letting you know the hours and the picking conditions.
It is not going to be a very long season so DON'T WAIT -- the earlier you pick the better the picking is! Like us on Facebook and stay up-to-date with Fenton's!

July 12, 2016 - 7:00am

TUESDAY, JULY 12TH • TODAY'S EVENTS • Emergency Responder Night

  • All Day -- Matt Episcopo (Roving the Fairgrounds)
  • 9 a.m. -- 4H Market Swine Show (Show Ring)
  • 10 a.m. -- Open Class Rabbit Show (Merton Building)
  • 10 a.m. -- Open Draft Horse Show (Horse Arena)
  • 11 a.m. -- Exhibit Halls & Buildings Open
  • 12 p.m. -- 4H Market Goat Show (Show Ring)
  • 2:30 p.m. -- 4H Market Lamb Show (Show Ring)
  • 12-7 p.m. -- Mr. Scribbles (Entertainment Ring)
  • 4 p.m. -- 4H Market Beef Show (Show Ring)
  • 5-10 p.m. -- Midway Opens (Amusement Area)
  • 5:30 p.m. -- Parade Line-up - Genesee Speedway Pits (Fairgrounds)
  • 6:30 p.m. -- Genesee Co. Fair Grand Parade through the Fairgrounds
  • Immediately Following Parade -- Fair Queen Part 1 (Entertainment Tent)
  • Immediately Following Parade -- Cowgirl Couture Barrel Racing Blast to Kick Off Fair (Horse Arena)
  • Immediately Following Parade -- Fair Queen Part 1 -- Karaoke (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 p.m. -- Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close.

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change at any time.

July 9, 2016 - 3:00pm
posted by Lisa Ace in Sponsored Post, advertisement, YMCA, help wanted, batavia, ny.

YMCA Help Wanted – The Genesee County YMCA is currently seeking dedicated part­-time employees in the following areas: 

Experienced Gymnastics Instructors: “Gymnastics Instructors” to teach progressive lessons for children ages 4 and up. Minimum age of 16, competitive pay and a free YMCA membership included. We are also seeking a “Gym Supervisor” to coordinate lessons, supervise instructors and oversee the gym. Minimum age of 18, competitive pay and a free YMCA membership included. For more information, contact Cady Hume, Gymnastics Coordinator. 

Welcome Center Staff (MSR): Essential Duties: Build relationships with members and guests, receipt transactions, answer phones, handle questions with excellent customer service. Part­-time, evenings and weekends necessary. Minimum age of 18, competitive pay and a free YMCA membership included. For more information, contact Josh Bender, Director of Membership and Wellness. 

Lifeguards: Essential Duties: Supervise swimmers, ensure safety, and monitor pool areas. Requires American Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard certification. Minimum age of 18, competitive pay and a free YMCA membership included. For more information, contact Megan Boring, Aquatics Coordinator. 

To apply, complete an application from the Y’s website at www.glowymca.org and turn it into the YMCA. For more information contact 585­-344­-1664. 

July 7, 2016 - 6:30pm

Call Bubba's today for mulch or any landscaping need. Click here to visit us online or follow us on facebook

July 2, 2016 - 6:00pm

St. Joseph Catholic School offers exceptional kindergarten-readiness programming for 3-year-old and 4-year-old children as well as wrap-around-care to accommodate families’ busy schedules. Here are some St. Joe's Pre-K facts:

Wrap-Around-Care (3- and 4-year-olds): Parents with children attending pre-school often struggle with the midday drop off and pick up schedules associated with most preschool programs. Our wrap-around-care program provides quality childcare for before and after the St. Joseph School Pre-K program. It is a safe and fun place for children to be when they are not in the classroom. Directed by Mrs. Jill Kratz with the assistance of her classroom aide Mrs. Stephanie King, this program is filled with daily activities such as arts and crafts, outdoor play, imaginative and sensory play, storytime, music activities and free-time play. Wrap-around-care is available all days that St. Joseph School is in session from 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. The cost for this additional program is $5/hour.

School Calendar: Our school calendar typically conforms to the Batavia Public Schools'. Please note these days in the St. Joseph School Calendar that you received or will be receiving shortly. Further, if the Batavia Public Schools are closed due to stormy weather, St. Joseph School will automatically be closed. Please listen to WBTA AM 1490 for these announcements. (Additional radio and television stations are listed in your School Calendar).

Transportation: Parents are responsible for arranging transportation to and from school. Some parents may choose to arrange car pools with one another. However, no child will be released from school to anyone other than a parent or person that is listed on the child's “Personal Information Sheet” unless the school receives notice, in advance, in writing. Of course, this firm policy is in the best interest of your child’s safety. Thank you for your support.

Clothing: Please dress your child in comfortable, play clothing. Many of the Pre-K crafts and activities are great fun but can be messy. Not only do the teachers regret stains on fine clothing but if not dressed in play clothing, many children will not fully participate for fear of disappointing themselves and others should their good clothing became stained. Also, please dress your child in sneakers. The children play outside or in the school gymnasium as much as possible and sneakers are the safest choice for these activities. Finally, please bring a change of clothes to leave at school in your child's cubby. Please put the clothes in a bag with their name clearly marked on it. This is just in case we have a spill or other accident.

Tuition: The tuition for our Pre‑K Program may be paid at the church office on a monthly or semester basis. Monthly payments are due on the first school day of every month. Please understand that tuition for the first semester needs to be paid in full by Dec. 1st. Tuition for the second semester needs to be paid in full by May 1st. You may also sign up for automatic withdraw through our FACTS tuition payment program. Thank you in advance for your understanding and courtesy. 

Questions? Please feel free to contact the school office with any questions. (585) 343-6154 or visit our website: www.sjsbatavia.org

July 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

The YNGodess Shop would like to thank our servicemen and women, both past and present, for their service. God bless them and their families!
Pictured above, lower right, is our cousin Marci, serving in Afghanistan. The flag belongs to my stepfather, Dean, who had 1,000 jumps in the Korean War.

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