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August 12, 2017 - 8:51am


Some members of Batavia High School's cross-country team would like you to slide into their carwash today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Empire Tractor, 5072 E. Main Street Road, Batavia.

There is no set price per vehicle but donations will be accepted to help toward their annual New York City trip coming up this fall.

March 31, 2017 - 1:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in Event.
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April 4, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Kathleen Facer
Richmond Memorial Library
19 Ross Street, Batavia, NY
Sponsor: Richmond Memorial Library
Event: Genealogy Classes
Place: Richmond Memorial Library
19 Ross Street, Batavia, NY
Date & Time: Tuesdays, April 4 through May 2, 2017 at 2 PM
Charge: None

March 31, 2017 - 1:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in Event.
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April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn about “The Slow Flower Movement” on April 20. Do you know where your cut flowers come from or how many miles they have travelled? Master Gardener Brandie Schultz will take a look at the fascinating history of the cut flower industry. She will then talk about America’s slow flower movement and how locally grown flowers are making a comeback. Registration required by April 14.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County
420 E. Main St.
Batavia NY 14020
Phone: (585) 343-3040, ext. 101
Fax: (585) 343-1275

March 23, 2017 - 11:00am
posted by Session Placeholder in Event.
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April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

O’Lacy’s Irish Pub at 5 School St. in Batavia, NY is hosting an Irish Whiskey Tasting featuring six assorted Tullamore Dew premium whiskeys for interested patrons at 7:00PM and 7:45PM on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
$30 per person includes whiskey tasting, snacks, & prizes. Tickets are available only in advance at O’Lacy’s. Time slot designation must be made at time of purchase.
All proceeds benefit Crossroads House.
For more information, call 716-560-0117.

December 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in Event.
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December 10, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Santa is coming to visit Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle on Saturday Dec. 10th from 12 noon – 3 p.m. Bring your list! (And enter to win a $50 gift certificate.)

November 28, 2016 - 10:00am
posted by Session Placeholder in Event, corfu.
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December 1, 2016 - 6:30pm

Mike Randall to perform as Dickens in “A Christmas Carol: at Corfu Free Library Dec. 1
Local TV personality in Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol
You won’t be seeing ghosts when local TV personality and performer Mike Randall presents one of Charles Dickens’ most popular holiday tales, “A Christmas Carol” on Thursday, December 1 at 6:30 at the Corfu Free Library, 7 Maple Ave. in Corfu.
Dressed as Mr. Dickens, Randall will retell this story during the library’s special holiday program that everyone is encouraged to come, hear and experience in person.

September 12, 2016 - 6:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in Event, Le Roy.
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September 29, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Lasagna Dinner to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.
It will be held at Le Roy Village Green. 10 Munson St., Le Roy.
Cost is $15/Adult or $12/curbside takeout or $8/child

July 25, 2016 - 10:00am
posted by Session Placeholder in religion, Event.
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July 30, 2016 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

FREE Event in Austin Park! All are invited to be… United: One Cross, One Church! Celebrate our unity in Jesus Christ! Just as in heaven there is diversity without division, in the unity of the Holy Spirit we come to worship Jesus with music, gospel messages, prayer, free food, games, face painting and more!

This event is hosted by Living Waters Apostolic Ministries. For more information, contact Pastor Tim Young at 585) 305-6518.

July 21, 2016 - 4:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in Event, batavia, Seniors, genesee country farmers market.
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August 5, 2016 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Office for the Aging will be at the Genesee Country Farmers Market with and information table and Farmers Market coupons. Seniors age 60 and older who are income eligible can receive a $20 booklet of coupons at the market from 10am – 12pm. Income guideline are as follows:
$1832/mo or less household of one
$2470/mo or less household of two
$3108/mo or less household of three
New this year. Any senior 60 and older who is income eligible can receive a booklet. In years past it was limited to one per household

January 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in Event.
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January 7, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Batavia City School District will host a Technology Night on Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6 pm, at Batavia High School (260 State Street). Parents and the community are invited to see highlights of what students and staff are doing in the District with technology and to hear more about our plans for technology upgrades as they are developing in our Smart School Investment Plan. Passage of New York State’s Smart School Bond Act in November 2014 provided the District with an opportunity to receive $2.1 million to invest in our students’ future.

November 6, 2015 - 12:33pm


Batavia High School students volunteered early this morning to be featured live on this week's edition of "Friday Morning Lights" on Fox channel 13 Rochester.

Hannah Welker 13WHAM News/FOX Rochester morning reporter was setting up before 6:30 a.m. to prepare for this week's show. Hannah was very impressed with the school spirit of the students at BHS.  

Many athletic teams, including Batavia football, cheerleading and girls volleyball to name a few, attended today's event. The Blue Zoo will be traveling to Rochester this Sunday to cheer on the undefeated Blue Devils at 1 p.m.  


Principal Scott Wilson being interviewed.


Senior co-mayor Sam Cecere being interviewed in front of students from the Blue Zoo.

October 31, 2015 - 8:18am


Meet Senior Josh Kurtz who wears the new mascot uniform for sporting events for Batavia. 

The classes of 2015 and 2016 got together and told the administration that the old mascot uniform was in rough shape. Students lobbied for a new one.

Kutz said, “We needed one that would best represent the school spirit that our student body could give.”

Last night’s girls sectional volleyball matchup in the gymnasium was the first appearance at a sporting a for the restylized mascot.


September 10, 2015 - 3:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
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September 20, 2015 - 10:30am to 7:05pm

The summer season has come to a close but that doesn’t mean outdoor fun is at an end. In fact, Darien Lake will remain open through the end of September and is featuring an all-new fall attraction – Harvest Fest.

The park will be open for Harvest Fest the last two weekends in September including the 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th. Vacations guests will receive exclusive access to Harvest Festival on Friday, Sept. 18th and 25th.

August 28, 2015 - 1:52pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Event, richmond library.
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October 5, 2015 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

Fall Story Times at in Richmond Memorial Library Children's Room will begin the week of Oct. 13. Registration will begin Monday, Oct. 5. The library is located at 19 Ross St. in the City of Batavia. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

August 27, 2015 - 3:00pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
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September 15, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Rochester chapter, is conducting a free Family-to-Family course in Batavia every Tuesday evening from Sept. 15th to Dec. 8th. (There is no class on Tuesday, Oct. 20th.)

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for families and caregivers of adults living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder.

Each class will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Genesee ARC Community Center, 38 Woodrow Road, Batavia.

August 20, 2015 - 12:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event, batavia, richmond library.
Event Date and Time: 
August 27, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia

Event:  Reel Discussion

Date & Time:  Thursday, Aug. 27th at 6 p.m.

Come view the movie and join us for a group discussion afterward. This month’s movie is “Birdman.” Michael Keaton heads an all-star cast in this riveting story of a former superhero film star grappling with dwindling fame, an estranged daughter, theater critics and inner demons.

For more information, call the library at 343-9550 or log onto

August 14, 2015 - 4:09pm
posted by Norm Itjen in Terry Hills Golf Course, veterans network, GCSEA, Event.
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October 3, 2015 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm

The 2015 Genesee County Sheriff's Employees Association Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, at Terry Hills Golf Course. Cost $70 per player and includes lunch and dinner.

Proceeds go to help the Genesee Veterans Support Network.

Tournament registration begins at noon and play is expected to end around 5 p.m., followed by dinner.

To get tickets, to register, or for more information, contact Norm Itjen at (585) 409-4540.

August 12, 2015 - 11:58pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event, east bethany.
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August 29, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

What do live birds of prey, lumberjack sports, and cake have in common? They are all part of the celebration as Genesee County Forest turns 100 years old!

Join us on Saturday, Aug. 29th, as we mark the 100th anniversary of New York State’s Oldest County Forest with guided hikes, games, crafts, special guests, Timbersports demonstrations, a live raptor presentation by Wild Wings, and a very special dedication and commemorative tree planting by Parks Supervisor Paul Osborn.

August 10, 2015 - 4:18pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
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September 19, 2015 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Kiwanis Club of Batavia is getting ready for its fifth annual gala fundraiser, Bidding on a Brighter Future, at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 19, at Genesee Community College.

This event, which is Kiwanis Club’s long-term project, has brought in more than $150,000 over the last four years. The funds will be used to secure a permanent location for the Justice for Children Advocacy Center (JFCAC). The gala features live entertainment, specialty raffles, basket and silent auctions, live auction, and a great menu.

August 7, 2015 - 1:59pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
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August 8, 2015 - 12:00pm to 11:00pm

The 79th Annual Elba Fire Department Onion Festival continues Saturday, Aug. 8. Take advantage of the chance to win a 2015 Ford Mustang or $20,000 cash, courtesy of Orleans Ford.

Saturday's lineup:


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