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November 11, 2015 - 2:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in Event, rob thompson.
Event Date and Time: 
November 27, 2015 -
8:00am to 2:00pm

Author Rob Thompson will be signing copies of his books on Friday, Nov. 27, at Coffee Culture, 6 Court St., Batavia.
Time is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Books available for purchase and signing are:
“Notorious” ($20)
“The Linden Murders…Solved ($15, Amazon Top 10)
“Attica Gateway to the West” ($15)
“Attica Gateway to The Civil War” ($10)
“From Hell The Final Days of Jack The Ripper” ($10, Amazon Top 10)
Buy any two books get third (½) half off.

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.
Event Date and Time: 
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.
Event Date and Time: 
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.
Event Date and Time: 
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.
Event Date and Time: 
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.
Event Date and Time: 
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.
Event Date and Time: 
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.
Event Date and Time: 
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.
Event Date and Time: 
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.

August 4, 2015 - 1:40pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
Event Date and Time: 
December 2, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 7 p.m. / Batavia Campus / T102

•    In "Recalling Reconstruction: The Ugly Story of a Splendid Failure," Derek Maxfield, GCC associate professor of History, will discuss the end of the Civil War and how President Lincoln counseled his generals not to gloat in victory and to avoid bitterness and animosity. "Let 'em up easy," he said. Lincoln did not live to oversee the Reconstruction, which wound up taking a dark turn.

August 4, 2015 - 1:33pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
Event Date and Time: 
October 7, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, 7 p.m. / Batavia Campus / T102

August 4, 2015 - 12:49pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event.
Event Date and Time: 
August 29, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Submitted by Marianne Witkowski, Phys. Education Dept., Pavilion Central School:

The “Pavilion Clothing Closet” has found a new home and we would like to tell you all about it. 

The Clothing Closet is a place where any Pavilion Central School student and their family can go to acquire gently used and sometimes “new” clothing, shoes and outerwear for FREE. Very generous community members have and continue to donate to the Closet, and it is very much appreciated. 

July 24, 2015 - 3:45pm
posted by Billie Owens in UMMC, Oak Orchard Health, Event.
Event Date and Time: 
July 31, 2015 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Local health care organizations United Memorial Medical Center and Oak Orchard Health will be hosting an event for breastfeeding mothers that will attempt to break international records as well as raise awareness on the important health benefits of breastfeeding. Pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and their babies are invited to attend the event that will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jerome Center in Batavia on Friday, July 31.

July 23, 2015 - 11:58am
posted by Billie Owens in Event, bluegrass, music.
Event Date and Time: 
August 7, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Gospel bluegrass family band -- The Punches Family -- will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, at the Batavia Assembly of God Church, located at 24 N. Spruce St.

There will be a free will offering taken at the concert.

July 21, 2015 - 3:30pm
posted by Billie Owens in community action of Orleans & Genesee, Event.
Event Date and Time: 
August 14, 2015 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

In recognition of its 50th Anniversary, Community Action of Orleans & Genesee invites the public to a Tent Event / Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday Aug. 14 at their location at 5073 Clinton Street Road, Batavia.

Tour the facility, meet the staff, the Board of Directors. Enjoy music and food. Bring the kids! The playground will be open!

July 20, 2015 - 1:03pm
posted by Jamie Lindsley in Oakfield, Alabama, Event.
Event Date and Time: 
July 23, 2015 -
8:30pm to 10:20pm
All are welcome to come watch the classic film musical "Grease" on our huge screen in the big pavilion  Wear your favorite neon attire and relive the 1950's with us. Oakfield Betterment Committee is providing this event free of charge to children of all ages. Concessions available for a nominal charge. Bring your chairs, blankets, and pillows and relax and join in for this blast from the past.
July 10, 2015 - 10:29am
posted by Billie Owens in Event, alexander.
Event Date and Time: 
July 10, 2015 -
9:30pm to 11:30pm

"I wanted to let everybody know that the scheduled community movie July 10 at 9:30 p.m.) was still going on tonight at the Alexander Firemen's Grounds on Route 98 South of the Village of Alexander. (It's the animated Spongebob Squarepants' movie "Sponge Out of Water.") Even though we have received rain almost all day. We have decided to move the movie screen in under the tent in the beer stand.




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