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September 30, 2016 - 3:00pm

The 8th Annual Musical Memories concert will be held on Saturday October 8th at The City Church, 210 East Main St. Batavia. Each year the St. Joe’s Brass Ensemble hosts this amazing night of music to benefit Crossroads House. Highlighting some of the region’s top instrumental musical talent, the Musical Memories evening is always one to remember. This year the St Joe’s Reunion Ensemble and The Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni Drum Corps are celebrating 85 years of entertaining at local, regional and national venues. 

The City Church provides an acoustically stunning setting in the historic former Mancuso Theater. This year the show will be opened by The Batavia Jazz Ensemble. Other bands appearing will be The Hamburg Kingsman Drum Corps, Parkside Avenue Brass and The Hit Men along with The St Joe’s Reunion Ensemble and Alumni Drum Corps. The concert is always a night of great fun and wonderful entertainment. There will 50/50 and Mega Raffles as well so come on out and enjoy a great evening of entertainment for a great cause.
Doors open at 6:00 PM and the show starts promptly at 7:00. Advance sale tickets of $5.00 General seating and $10.00 Preferred seating can be purchased at TF Browns, Roxy’s Music Store, Valle Jewelers, The Prospector Restaurant in Attica and Crossroads House. Tickets can also be purchased securely online at

Ticket holders will also get discounts at our ticket partners: Center Street Smoke House, T.F. Brown's, Main Street Pizza Company and Big Pauly’s Pizza. We’ll see you on the 8th!

September 27, 2016 - 3:00pm

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September 23, 2016 - 6:30pm

Thank You to the Generous Sponsors of the 2016 Genesee County Fair: Arctic Refrigeration, Baskin Livestock, Batavia Starter, Big O Farms, Brad Vokes Trucking, B’s Pet Grooming, Carolina Eastern-Crocker, Carquest Genesee, Corfu-Darien Veterinary Clinic, Dave Reisdorf Inc., Dumbleton Used Auto Parts, EFF Church, First Choice Travel, Freed Maxick CPSs P.C., Genesee County Farm Bureau, Genesee Patrons, Cooperative Insurance, George Pursel Repair, Graham Corporation, Jackson Welding & Gas Products, Ken Barrett Chevrolet Cadillac, L&L Transmission, Lamb Farms, Inc., Lee Shuknecht & Sons Inc., Liberty Pumps, MacDuffie Sand & Gravel, M-B Farms Inc., Mckenzie Farm, MY-T Acres, O-AT-KA Milk, Orcon Industries, p.w. minor, Perry Veterinary Clinic, P.L.L.C Phillips Oil, Pumpkin Hill Veterinary Clinic, RB Adams Agency, Reliant Real Estate, Roblee Plumbing, Student Transportation of America, State Street Animal Hospital, Stephen M. Hawley & Assoc., Superior Plus Energy, Timberline Lake Park Inc., Tompkins Bank of Castile, Torrey Farms Inc., Toyota of Batavia, Turnbull Heating & Air Conditioning, Tonawanda Valley Federal Credit Union, United Memorial Medical Center, United Wind, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, William Kent Inc., Wills Carpet One.
Thank You to those who donated time/material/equipment to help to make the Fair a success: Adams Welding & Fabrication, Ad-Stuff, Alexander Equipment, Batavia Legal Printing, Batavia Restaurant Supply, BC Transport, Bethany FD, Caledonia Diesel, Carol Topolski Lawn Care, Cedar Street Sales & Rentals, Churchville Fire Equipment, Cold Springs Construction, Cowgirl Couture, Dan Duyssen Farm, Deb's Bakery, Duyssen Family Farm, E.W. Hoffman Hay & Straw LLC, Empire Tractor, Genesee County Ag Society Mounted Patrol, Genesee County Sheriff’s Dept., Genesee Speedway, Genesee Valley Penny Saver, George & Swede, Godwin a Xylem brand - Batavia, Greg Post - General Contractor, Harrington’s Produce, Hazlet Services, Jakes Tree Service, J L Kingdon Mechanical, Joe’s Pro Shop, L.D. Stevens Golf Cart, LoRob Farms, Mercy EMS, Mercy Flight, Monroe Tractor, Norm Pimm Sr. Lawn Care, Paul Figlow Productions, Photography by Susan Meier, Posey Power Peddler, Pudgie’s Lawn & Garden, Red Osier, SB Farms LLC, Scofield Rolloff Service, Scott Adams Trucking, Smitty’s Amish Sheds, Solid Gold Productions, Sterling Tent & Awnings, Summer Kick Off Classic Horse Show, The Batavia Daily NewsThe Batavian, The Rope Guys, Town of Batavia FD, Tractor Supply, T-Shirts Etc., Valu Home Center, Walmart - Batavia, WBTA, WCJW, Wright Beverage Distributing, WYRK, Z&M Ag & Turf. 

On behalf of the Genesee County Agricultural Society we would to thank our wonderful volunteers and the community for supporting the 2016 Genesee County Fair! **We Apologize For Anyone We May Have Missed.**

September 20, 2016 - 3:00pm

Get the FASTEST Internet in Batavia! Just $44.95/mo. for 100 Mbps Internet and home phone over Fiber for your first 6 months!* Visit us online or call today. Multiple services, one bill, one low price! Empire Access

September 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

 Click here to view the complete listing for 7631 Batavia Townline Road, Stafford. Call Lynn Bezon at Reliant Real Estate today at 585-344-4663!

September 16, 2016 - 12:00pm

Explore your inner artist with adult art classes from the Queen of the Arts. Each week Jill Pettigrew will teach you a new way of creative art making though various mediums. From mixed media to painting and assemblage, learn a new style or technique in a fun relaxing atmosphere.

These are not your average "cookie cutter" paint-by-numbers class. You're free to develop and create at your own pace using Jill as your guide to the art-making process. Beginners are always welcome. Veteran artists will enjoy these classes too!

We're kicking off September with a special: "ART & SOUL" CLASSES -- BUY 3, GET ONE FREE! Bring a snack or beverage of your choice and relax with your friends, while making amazing artwork. Ages 18+. Pre-registration required. All materials included.

Thursday night classes will be held YWCA Genesee, located at 209 E. Main St. in Batavia. Or Friday classes will be held GO ART, located at 201 E. Main St. in Batavia. Classes begin at 6:30 p.m.; $25 per class includes ALL SUPPLIES! (4/$75!) Facebook message Jill or call/text 585-993-0860 EASY PAY:

September 14, 2016 - 6:30pm

A beautiful home in heart of the village! Super solid and updated throughout windows, furnace and C/A, H2O tank, kitchen, baths, flooring, carpeting and painted throughout! This home is awesomely laid out starting with the supersized back entranceway for the million shoes that the huge walk-in pantry/laundry area, two of the best rooms in the house!  This home also features large bright airy rooms that are so pretty. Outside has 1 full acre in the village with great 2 car garage patio area also home has back wrap around porch area overlooking back patio-perfect entertaining spot! Must see! Click here to view the complete listing for 14 Maple Avenue in Corfu. Call Lynn Bezon at Reliant Real Estate today at 585-344-4663!

September 13, 2016 - 3:00pm

WOW! This Custom Built Rural Ranch situated on over 20 acres has it all. Conveniently located w/ less than an hour commute to both Buffalo and Rochester Metro. Open, flowing floor plan leads to florida room & large deck overlooking private rear park-like lot. Perfect combination of cleared & wooded land complete with trails, offers premier hunting in the region. Full walkout basement w/ 10 foot ceilings could be converted to additional living space. Master Suite offers stand-up shower, jacuzzi tub, his and hers closets w/ expansive walk-in. Full attic, central air, house generator and more! Click here to view the full listing. Call Bob Kwandrans  at Zambito Realtors today 585-590-0767 to view this property.

September 9, 2016 - 12:00pm

Fall back into savings at the Batavia YMCA! Stop into the Y to get your joining fee waived during our fall membership campaign. The campaign runs now through Sept. 18th and we will waive the joining fee for any new or returning member. As an extra incentive, anyone who stops in during our campaign and signs up will receive a $10 off program coupon and a free family guest pass for a family friend to try the Y. For our current members, bring someone into the Y with you and if they sign up for a new membership* and complete the member referral form, you can receive a $50 credit toward future YMCA membership dues or program registrations. Stop in soon before these great deals are blown away! *Excludes membership upgrades. Click here for more information.

September 8, 2016 - 3:00pm

As the summer heat begins to fade, Western New York welcomes the comfortable temperatures of Autumn and the breathtaking beauty of Fall foliage. Sugar maple trees in flaming red are contrasted with a symphony of yellow, gold, evergreen and purple. The Grand Canyon of the East at Letchworth State Park is surrounded by a forest full of striking Fall colors as people come from all over the world to explore this natural wonder arrayed in Autumn splendor.

In October the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show draws its largest crowds. As travelers enjoy the scenic beauty, new vintages of wine can be sampled on the Lake Erie and Niagara wine trails of New York. Even the majestic Niagara is more stunning with the backdrop of trees in all their Fall colors. In the Village of Wyoming the end of summer is celebrated with the AppleUmpkin Fall Arts Festival.

This year Carolyn and I will be welcoming guests to Western New York’s premier boutique hotel and dining destination -- River Spring Lodge. Our country estate is surrounded by 100 acres of woods and the Fall foliage on site is breathtaking. Enjoy the view from your balcony, sitting by the shore of the trout pond or at a table on our patio as you sip a glass of wine. After a day of sightseeing, enjoy a country gourmet dinner in our Bistro Tuesday through Saturday, or experience a truly exceptional five-course fine-dining experience, with or without wine pairings, each Friday and Saturday at The Chef’s Table.

To celebrate our recent opening, from Sept. 1st to Oct. 30th we are offering all of our rooms for a two-night stay for the incredible low price of $150 per night. This price is for any room even our king suites on any available nights including Friday and Saturday. Act quickly for the best room selection for your Autumn couple’s getaway. Book Online with promo code: AUTUMN FOLIAGE or call us at 585.708.4212 for this special rate.


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