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December 15, 2015 - 11:59am
posted by Howard B. Owens in T.F. Brown's, Batavia Lions Club.


T.F. Brown's and the Lions Club of Batavia are teaming up again for an annual free Christmas Day dinner for members of the community who want a place to go, a traditional meal and presents for the kids.

There are two seatings Christmas Day, at noon and at 1 p.m.

Childern will be able to visit with Santa and receive a present.

For reservations, call Barb at (585) 345-1000. Barb will need to know how many people are attending and if children are attending, their names and ages.

Pictured are Tony Scalia, Rick Mancuso, Chuck Brenner and Joe Teresi.

December 26, 2014 - 4:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in T.F. Brown's, Event.
Event Date and Time: 
December 26, 2014 - 10:00pm to December 27, 2014 - 1:00am

Macy Paradise, a professional DJ from Batavia now living in Colorado, will do a benefit show at T.F. Brown's at 10 tonight. People are encouraged to make a donation in the name of Baby Chandler (Zuchs) for the event and proceeds will go to GCASA.

By donating money to GCASA, Paradise says he hopes "to prevent losing another innocent child to violence."

December 16, 2014 - 12:01pm
Event Date and Time: 
December 25, 2014 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Community Christmas Day Dinner
T F Brown’s Restaurant and the Batavia Lion’s Club cordially invite you and your family to join us for a traditional Christmas Day Dinner. Carrying on the tradition, T F Browns with assistance from the Batavia Lion’s Club are opening the doors of their Restaurant located at 214 East Main Street, Batavia, NY and serving a “free” Christmas Dinner for the Community on December 25, 2014. There are two seating’s available, 12:00PM and 1:00PM.
December 16, 2014 - 11:50am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, T.F. Brown's, Lion's, Christmas Dinner.

The Lions Club and T.F. Brown's are getting everything ready once again to host their annual community Christmas Dinner.

The Christmas dinner is free to members of the community who wish to attend, but reservations are required.

Children who attend will receive presents from Santa.

If you would like to donate toys for the children, T.F.'s is hosting a happy hour Thursday evening. Bring in a toy and the first cup of cheer is on the house. Be sure to wear an ugly sweater and you could win a prize.

Seatings for dinners -- noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Christmas Day.

To make reservations, call (585) 345-1000. You'll be asked to provide the number in your party, the seating you wish to attend, and the names, ages and gender of the children attending.

Pictured: Dan Milliman, Jeff Pangrazio, Rick Mancuso, John Murray, Joe Teresi and David Johnson.

May 2, 2014 - 10:06pm

Members of the Buffalo 716ers, a professional basketball team in the American Basketball Association, made a personal appearance at T.F. Brown's tonight. Jerry Smith, proprietor of the Showtime Sports Academy in Batavia, organized the event. Smith is taking on several projects to promote basketball locally and throughout the region.

From left are, Darnell Boswell, Devon Dawson, Anthony Hodge, Tawan Slaughter (the team's owner and coach), Jerry Smith Donald Felice (media agent) and Mario Williams.

December 26, 2013 - 10:03am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, T.F. Brown's, Christmas Dinner.

Write-up by Joe Teresi:

T.F. Brown's and the Mancuso Family added another year to its long tradition of serving a Traditional Christmas Day Dinner to the Genesee County region. This year 320 meals were served on a cold, snowy Christmas Day.

The day started early as Rick Mancuso and his early morning crew arrived at the Restaurant just after Santa touched down at their house to prepare the restaurant for the dinner guests and ensure the dinner would be ready on time. The Batavia Lions Club assisted with serving the meal as well as providing toys to all of the children in attendance. This year the Community had an opportunity to assist in the dinner when T.F. Brown's hosted a holiday Happy Hour where customers dropped off toys for the event. The event was well attended with both the United Way of Genesee County and the Batavia Rotary making it their December meeting. A special gift for the holiday diners, was a poinsettia courtesy of Larry Delre and Delre’s Greenhouse.

In addition to the Christmas Day crew, special thanks go out to T.F. Brown’s staff including chefs Frank Yanik and Jeff Pangrazio. Also Maud Charpin in the office who handled reservations. The dinner would not be possible without the support of T.F. Brown's vendors who assisted with the Dinner, including the breadman, Jeff Condidorio. Also, thanks to all the social service providers who assisted us in getting the message out to the community.

While Christmas maybe over, the Mancuso Family looks forward to carrying on the this tradition in 2014.

December 18, 2013 - 4:19pm

T.F. Brown's and the Lions Club of Batavia will host their annual community Christmas dinner Dec. 25.

The dinner is free to all.

There are two seatings available, noon and 1 p.m. 

An RSVP is requested by Dec. 20. If planning to attend, please call (585) 345-1000 and let Maud know how many people are coming, for which seating, and the gender, ages and first names of children.

Children will receive a present from Santa.

T.F. Brown's is located at 214 E. Main St., Batavia.

Pictured are: Tony Scalia, Joe Teresi and Michael Tomaszewski from the Lions Club and T.F. Brown's owner Rick Mancuso.

September 14, 2013 - 9:06am

Join us for the first ever Yuengs and Wings Fest. Saturday September 14th 4-8 p.m. to benefit Genesee Cancer Assistance. It's sponsored by T.F. Brown's, Big Pauly’s Pizza and the Yuengling Brewery.

This event will be held on the patio at T.F. Brown's, located at 214 E. Main St., in Batavia. The participating vendors are: T.F. Brown's, Big Pauly's Pizza, Main Street Pizza and Batavia’s Original Pizzeria.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Each vendor will bring their favorite flavored wing. The $10 ticket price gets you three wings from each vendor -- so 12 wings for $10. We will donate $5 from each ticket to a local charity.

Live music on the patio during the event, with $2 cans of Yuengling Lager and Light Lager. Music entertainment provided by the Strummerz, and Rich Conroy from 4 – 8 p.m. The evening entertainment is Brent Persia.

Yuengs & Wing Fest is sponsored by T.F. Brown’s, Big Pauly’s Pizza and Yuengling Brewery. Proceeds will benefit Genesee Cancer Assistance.

August 10, 2013 - 12:59am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, T.F. Brown's, St. Jerome's.

More than 100 former St. Jerome's Hospital employees got together Friday night at T.F. Brown's for old times' sake.

Betty Lupino said that for years she would run into former employees who would say, "we should get together, we should get together." But nobody was doing it, she said, "so I took the bull by the horns and called a few people."

"We're just people who worked together and we got along well and we wanted to renew old acquaintances," she said.

Pictured, from left, Maudie Kahn, Lupino, Gloria Grohs, Mike Rimmer and Don Lewis.

December 18, 2012 - 8:25pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, T.F. Brown's, Christmas Community Dinner.

With the help of dozens of volunteers and dozens more donations, T.F. Brown's and Batavia Lions will host their annual Christmas Day dinner with two seatings available, noon and 1 p.m.

Tonight, there were free drinks at T.F. Brown's for community members who came in with a new, unwrapped gift for Santa to give to the children who attend the dinners.

The dinners are open to anybody in the community who wishes to attend and are absolutely free. For reservations, call Maud at 345-1000. Maud will want to know which time you will attend along with the gender, age and names of any children in your company.

Please RSVP by the close of business Friday.

Pictured, Pete Arras, Mary Beth Teresi and Rick Mancuso.

December 17, 2012 - 3:57pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, T.F. Brown's, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

The biggest Christmas Happy Hour in Batavia is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 18) at T.F. Brown's downtown.

Bring a new, unwrapped toy and receive a complimentary cup of cheer! Toys will benefit the children who attend the annual T.F. Brown's/Batavia Lions Club Christmas Dinner.

There will be dinner and drink specials available all night and DJ Pat will be spinning the tunes!


December 16, 2011 - 11:27am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, downtown, T.F. Brown's.

For the 23rd year, all are welcome at T.F. Brown's on Christmas Day for a free holiday dinner, and for the children, Christmas gifts.

Seating times at T.F. Brown's this year will be at noon and 1 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Maud at 343-2091.

T.F. Brown's is not officially open on Christmas and there will be no bar service that day.

The traditional Christmas Day fare will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, salad and dessert.

Photo: Ben Mancuso, Rick Mancuso, Joe Teresi, John Murray, president of the Batavia Lions Club, and Chuck Brenner, also of the Lions Club.

December 28, 2010 - 9:08am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, T.F. Brown's.

More than 320 area residents were served a Christmas Day dinner at T.F. Brown's, making it the largest turn out for the annual free meal in the event's 22-year history, according to an announcement by organizers.

Toys were given to more than 140 children.

The annual event, open to anyone in the community, is hosted by Rick, Ben and Mark Mancuso and Joe Teresi with the support of the Batavia Lion's Club.

The meal is a traditional holiday supper with all of the trimmings.

In past years, two seatings were sufficient to meet the demand, but this year, three seatings were required.

The meal was prepared by the staff of T.F. Brown's.

Also contributing to the event this year were Jeffrey “the breadman” Condidorio; Kathy Pettinella of Flower City Produce; US Food Service; Sysco and Jocobstein.

December 9, 2010 - 2:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, T.F. Brown's.


For more than 20 years, the Mancuso family and the Batavia Lions Club have teamed up to host a Christmas Day dinner for any local residents who wish to join in a community meal on the holiday.

Seating times at T.F. Brown's this year will be at noon and 1 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Maud at 343-2091.

T.F. Brown's is not officially open on Christmas and there will be no bar service that day.

All are welcome to this free meal, which will offer the traditional Christmas Day fare of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, salad and dessert.

Local vendors supporting the dinner this year include Jeffrey Condidorio and Kathy Pettinella, who helped get food donated for the event. The Lion's Club contributes funds to ensure every child under 18 receives a Christmas present. Lion's Club members also work as servers, dishwashers and busboys.

Photo: From left, Ben Mancuso, Bob Swanson, president of the Lion's Club, Joe Teresi, and Rick Mancuso.

December 25, 2009 - 1:05pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Christmas, T.F. Brown's.


As many as 250 people will receive a free Christmas dinner today at T.F. Brown's, courtesy of the Mancuso family, Joe Teresi and the Lions Club. The tables for the noon meal were already near full just before 12. There were plenty of children there, too, all eager, surely, for Santa's visit.

Pictured is Pat Mancuso, son of Rick Mancuso. Pat is a sophomore at Medaille College and home on break.

December 22, 2009 - 4:14pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, Christmas, T.F. Brown's.

Yesterday I stopped in Tenney Cleaners and spotted a print out of our story about T.F. Brown's annual community Christmas dinner on the bulletin board -- what a great way to help get the word out about this great event.

The whole community is invited, and Rick Mancuso wants to make sure that everybody knows, especially those members of the community who might otherwise spend Christmas alone or can't afford a full Christmas meal with all the trimmings.

Meal times are Noon and 1 p.m. and reservations are recommended. To make reservations call 343-2091 (ask for Joanne) by 11 a.m. on Dec. 24.

Parents and grand parents bringing children should make a special point to make a reservation. Children 16 and under will receive a Christmas present.

Everything is free and all are welcome.


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