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January 13, 2018 - 2:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
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January 24, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Press release from the Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter:

Persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia undergo changes in the brain that will affect their ability to communicate, including limiting the ability to speak. The Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter is offering a free educational program aimed at helping bridge the communication gap that is inevitable as the disease progresses.

January 11, 2018 - 1:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
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January 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

The Mighty St. Joe's Drum & Bugle Corps invites people who are interested in joining its ranks to an Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, at Wolcott Street School in Le Roy.

The school is located at 2-6 Trigon Park (off East Main Street).

Mighty St. Joe's Drum & Bugle Corps is a noncompetitive group from the WNY/Rochester area, which participates in parades, indoor concerts and field shows. It is looking for new members of all ages and all sections, including brass, percussion, working guard and Honor Guard.

January 10, 2018 - 2:32pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
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January 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

There’s so much talk these days about how polarized we have become as a nation. People digging in and unable to hear what others are saying. Trying to turn differences of opinions into win – lose arguments.

We also may feel so resentful of people who disagree with us that we want to dominate or eliminate them. People are hurt, and we walk away shaking our heads, wondering why. But what if there was another way?

January 9, 2018 - 3:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event, batavia, Rabies Clinic.
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February 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Genesee County Health Department is offering a Free Anti-Rabies Immunization Clinic on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 4-7 p.m. at the Town of Batavia Highway Garage, 3833 W. Main Street Road, Batavia.

Vaccinations are free for dogs, cats and ferrets. Each animal must be leashed or crated and accompanied by an adult who can control it. Voluntary donations are accepted.

January 6, 2018 - 2:34pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
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February 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia, is hosting “Travelogue: China” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8.

Dan Hickey will share photographs and discuss his recent trip to China with the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce tour.

Please call the library at 585-343-9550 for more information or visit online at


January 6, 2018 - 2:31pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
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January 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Mystery Readers’ Mondays Discussion Group will meet at Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia on Monday, Jan. 22  at 7 p.m. to discuss “Magpie Murders” by Anthony Horowitz.

All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the front desk. For more information, call the library at 343-9550, ext. 8, or log onto

December 30, 2017 - 5:25pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Event.
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January 5, 2018 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm


Friday night lighted outdoor skating at DeWitt Recreation Area sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Batavia. 

This Friday, hot cocoa provided by Tim Horton's.

4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Bring your own skates.

December 4, 2017 - 10:49pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event, Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle, batavia, Santa, Christmas.
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December 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Santa will visit Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.
This is  free event and everyone is welcome! Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa at no charge, and enter a drawing for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate.
Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle is located at 8 Center St. in the City of Batavia.
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.

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.
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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:

August 5, 2015 - 1:35pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event, corfu.
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August 7, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Family Movie Night at Corfu Library
We have the popcorn!

It’s time for a fun family night on Friday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Corfu Free Library, 7 Maple Ave. in Corfu. A recently released and very popular animated family flick will be shown in the Children’s Room and free popcorn will be served.

Due to copyright restrictions the name of the movie can only be shown on the library’s Web site but Diana Reding, Library Director holds a clue in this photo of books with homes on them. You can also visit to see the movie title on our homepage.


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