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November 21, 2017 - 5:18pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, music, entertainment, charity, Stafford.
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December 3, 2017 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm

There will be a Jamboree Benefit Fundraiser for Mark Dougherty at the Stafford Fire Hall from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3. Admission is free; donations accepted.

Five bands will perform:

  • Scott / Ryan
  • Front Porch Pickers
  • Tonk ! Bros.
  • Rick Howe Band
  • KW Does Country

There will also be a basket raffle, 50/50 and Bell Jar tickets.

Special thanks to Bill Pitcher.

The Stafford Fire Hall is located at 6153 Main Road in Stafford.

November 21, 2017 - 2:21pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, Stafford.
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December 2, 2017 - 6:25pm
The Stafford Garden Club together with the Town of Stafford will present the Second Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:27 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6: 27 p.m., at the gazebo in Ilette Park, corner of routes 5 and 237.
A procession with dancers, singers, a brass ensemble, and special presenters will march to the gazebo.
November 20, 2017 - 4:59pm
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December 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Genesee Chorale Ensemble, a select group of 20 singers, will perform at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1 E. Main St., Le Roy on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.

The group, under the direction of Ric Jones, will perform sacred and secular music of the season. The evening will also include a vocal quartet of Kim and Tom Cox, Jim Ellison and Pat Fussell.

November 20, 2017 - 4:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, richmond library.
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December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

Richmond Memorial Library is having WKBW-TV chief meteorologist and actor Mike Randall come as Charles Dickens for the telling of a classic holiday story: "Charles Dickens Presents -- A Christmas Carol" on Thursday evening, Dec 14, at 7 o'clock. The program is free to the public.

Randall will perform a live solo of the Dickens' story, acting out more than 25 characters.

November 18, 2017 - 2:18pm
posted by Billie Owens in events.
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November 18, 2017 - 3:00pm

“Community Game Day”

Sat. 11/18, Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehab., 278 Bank St., Batavia.

3 p.m. in Main Dining Room.

Bring your favorite board games, family and friends; we will provide the snacks!

Thank you! If you have any questions, please call Premier Genesee at 344-0584, ext. 2113

Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

October 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in events.
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October 21, 2017 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Bontrager’s Auction Center has hosted four old-fashioned barn dances in the past where the proceeds went to hospice, Mercy Flight and Genesee Cancer Assistance. This year, the Bontrager’s fifth Fall Harvest Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 to benefit Genesee Cancer Assistance.

October 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in events.
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October 18, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Community Soup Night has returned. October 18th serving both a broth and cream soup, bread & butter, coffee and water.
Free —– Open to the public
Come and enjoy a bowl of soup and our community spirit. We will be serving soup the 3rd Wednesday of every month till May.
October Soup: Creamy Cauliflower, Chicken noodle with vegetables.

October 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in events.
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October 12, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Thursday, October 12, 2017
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Batavia First United Methodist Church
8221 Lewiston Rd., Batavia
First Entree Includes:
meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread & dessert
Adults – $9.00
Kids (Age 6-12) – $6.00
Kids 5 & under – Free
For further information call 585-343-4708

October 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in events.
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October 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Hundreds of Baskets with sheet of tickets for $5.00 each. Side Raffles for $2.00 per ticket.
Special Mega Raffle of Coca Cola Pedal Car & Handcrafted Hobby Horse $2.00 each or 3/$5.00 drawing of these @ 3:30pm!. Regular basket draws begin at 3:00pm.
Light lunch, Beverages & Desserts available for Purchase –
Special advanced sale of tickets at ARC Center on Friday 10/27 from 5pm – 6pm.

October 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in events.
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November 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Come browse in our garage for beautiful Christmas decorations, gifts, vintage glassware and so much more. Enjoy a warm beverage on us! All proceeds benefit our end of life comfort care home. Questions – 585-343-3892 or

September 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in events.
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November 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

SATURDAY, November 4th • 9AM until 3PM
Many crafts and vendors, Bake Sale, Lunch, and a huge Chinese Basket Auction!
For more info contact: Susan Boyle at 585-704-2495 or Sharon Smith at 585-409-4073

September 9, 2017 - 6:32pm
posted by James Burns in news, events, genesee, alexander.


History is on display for this weekend's Western New York Gas & Steam Engine Rally on Gillate Road in Alexander.


Tens of thousands are expected to visit the 220-acre grounds for antique engines of all types, classic tractors, music, food, a flea market and, if you are not careful, science and engineering excellence. Engines large and small are everywhere at this place.


The show is quite special. Families, farmers, children and gear heads are all in attendance. We believe no one who attended left disappointed. The festivities continue tonight through Sunday. Live music and a tractor tug-o-war are this evening. Sunday will feature a car show, music and a tractor pull.






September 9, 2017 - 3:44pm
Hey, kids! Join us on the third Monday of every month at the Richmond Memorial Library for a story, craft & snack. Ages 1-10 are welcome! Register online , by phone or stop in! 9/18 @ 6:30 pm- Rainbow Fish- Hear the story and make your own fish! 10/16 @ 6:30 pm - Corduroy - Make a finger puppet of this cute character after hearing his tale! 11/20 @ 6:30pm - Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Make your own alphabet tree!
August 30, 2017 - 10:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in events.
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September 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Terrific Treasures Sale
Batavia First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Rd., Batavia, NY
September 29 – September 30, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00pm
Bag Sale 1:00pm – 3:00pm on September 30
Dishes, small appliances, toys, baby items, furniture, formal wear, men, women & children’s clothing, electronics, books, holiday items, fresh produce & baked goods, and more! There’s something for everyone!
Lunch available.
Don’t miss it!

August 30, 2017 - 4:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, 4-H.

Press release:

The Genesee County 4-H Fur and Feather Club is hosting a Youth Poultry Show on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Kennedy Building on the Genesee County Fairgrounds, 5056 E. Main Street Road, Batavia.

The show is open to all local youth ages 19 and younger, you do not need to be a 4-H member to participate.

Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 15, no day-of-show entries will be accepted.

Showroom opens at 7:30 a.m.;birds must be cooped by 9 a.m.

For complete show rules and entry form please visit: or contact the Genesee County 4-H Office at 585-343-3040, ext. 101.

August 30, 2017 - 3:24pm
Join us here at the Richmond Memorial Library for a variety of story times and other youth programs. We offer programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers! Sign up now for our morning story times every Tuesday 9:30am and 10:30 am & Wednesday @ 10:30 am. We have also added new monthly programs this fall which include a science based program and a crafty book club. Stop in , call or visit us online now!
August 15, 2017 - 7:18am
posted by Maria Pericozzi in Here and Now, music, news, events, batavia.

The second annual Here and Now Festival will be held on Aug. 25 and 26 at Austin Park featuring more than 70 vendors, 13 food trucks and 14 musical artists.

Pastor Jason Norton said it is a coalition between churches and ministries, with corporate sponsorship, in attempt to bring unity.  

“There seems to be a lot of division between denominations,” Norton said. “We’re trying to see the walls torn down, where we can all come together for a time of worship.”

Here and Now is a revival of an event that happened in 1916. A group of five churches from the area built a structure out of lumber in the middle of winter, where Austin Park is currently located.

“We have the same spirit behind it,” Norton said. “This year, in commemoration of that, were doing the same thing they did, on the same ground they did.”

While the music groups are Christian, Norton said it shouldn’t stop people from coming because the genres vary from '70s rock, folk, rap and hard rock. Christian Cuevas, the runner-up from last year’s TV show “The Voice” will be performing on Saturday night.

There will also be many activities for children, including face painting, balloon animals, cotton candy and Kona ice.

On Friday, the doors will open for VIP ticket-holders at 5:30 p.m., with regular admission at 6. The concert will start at 7 p.m. and end around 11. On Saturday, events will run from 10:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. For a full schedule of events and full list of artists, click here

Norton said the concert will draw people from nine different states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Vermont, along with people coming from Ontario and British Columbia, Canada.

“Right now, we have 1,500 tickets sold for Friday night,” Norton said. “We’re expecting every bit of 2,000 or 2,500 people to attend this year.”

More than 100 people from local churches are volunteering this year. Norton and his wife oversaw the event with 26 churches and ministries volunteering last year. A committee of 12 people from various churches along with volunteers from the region will help to make this event a success.

Tickets are $5 each to help cover the cost of the festival. If you would like to sponsor this event or advertise your businesses, call 297-3155.

"We hope that this will be a real blessing to the city," Norton said. "We hope people come down and see the city come together at this great event." 

August 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in events, charity.
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August 29, 2017 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Come on out to Settler’s for a meal between 4 pm and 9 pm and 20% of your pre-tax receipt goes to Crossroads House. See you there!

July 28, 2017 - 8:30am

A local [email protected] fundraising walk will be held tomorrow Saturday, July 29th with registration starting at 6:00 p.m and a 1 mile casual evening walk starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Kiwanis Park on West Main Street Road in Batavia.  There will be a Silent Auction and more than 100 items/baskets that will be raffled off.  

Rachel Fisher, local [email protected] walk chairperson explains why she organizes this event.  “My daughter Maire, who is 5 years old, was diagnosed with a Chiari malformation and syringomyelia in 2014 and hydrocephalus in 2017.  In December 2014 Maire underwent a 6-hour brain surgery to help reduce the effects of the Chiari malformation and syringomyelia.  Surgery is not a cure and she will have annual neurosurgical appointments for the rest of her life.  Each day brings a new challenge as these conditions affect how her body responds to things like the weather, noises, light, and physical activities. 

My daughter and our family would really appreciate your support as we strive to find answers for individuals living with these disorders.  The goal is to help them live better, more pain-free days while raising awareness throughout the medical and lay communities.”

This walk is one of many around the country that will provide awareness, support, and important funding for the education and research programs of the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation (CSF).  Chiari (kee-AR-ee) is a malformation in which the back compartment of the skull is too small, causing the lower part of the brain to hang down into the spinal canal, which prevents cerebrospinal fluid from flowing properly, causing a wide range of symptoms. Syringomyelia (sear-IN-go-my-EEL-ya) occurs when a cavity, or “syrinx”, is formed inside the spinal cord from fluid build-up. A syrinx may injure nerves, causing pain that is hard to manage medically.

Currently, the only treatment for Chiari and Syringomyelia is highly invasive and expensive surgery. There is no cure.

If you want more information or to register, visit:  You can also contact Rachel directly at [email protected] or 585-300-3159.


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