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July 21, 2011 - 2:58pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, video, weather.

In case you haven't noticed, it's hot.

The current temperature is in the mid 90s with a heat index over 100 degrees.

An excessive heat warning is in effect until 7 p.m.

For the next 10 days, at least, there is no relief from the heat in sight, unless you consider 87 degrees instead of 90 to be relief.

This morning, we did a quick video with City of Batavia Fire Chief Jim Maxwell about staying safe in hot weather.

January 5, 2011 - 5:33pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in video, fire, Darien.

This video of yesterday's fire in Darien was posted on YouTube by a retired firefighter who runs Erie County's Firewire web site.

December 17, 2010 - 6:04pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, video.

This video was clearly shot at GCC during a basketball game. A State Trooper is seen talking with a white-haired gentleman who matches the description of John Parrinello being arrest.

If you get WHAM 13 out of Rochester, watch the 6 p.m. news for a report by Sean Carroll related to the video.

UPDATE: Click here for Sean's story.

Previously: Monroe County attorney, college trustee arrested during basketball game at GCC

June 22, 2010 - 9:25am

For a year-end project, I thought it would be cool to take some video and pictures of music- and arts-related activities -- respectively -- in the Genesee County schools.

The following video is 20 minutes long and divided into two parts (Youtube limits most users to about 10 minutes per video). It features concert footage from various schools in the county.



June 6, 2010 - 1:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, video, Mancuso Family.

I stumbled across this video on YouTube -- it appears to be old home movies, showing mostly their business ventures, from the Mancuso Family.  It appears to be all shot pre-war, 1941.

March 14, 2010 - 1:08pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, downtown, video, urban renewal.

David Meyer posted a link to this video. He said his brother found it somehow. David wrote, "I wish we could go back."

December 24, 2009 - 10:05am
posted by Howard B. Owens in video, Christmas.

December 23, 2009 - 10:44am
posted by Howard B. Owens in video, Christmas.

(Thanks for a reader tip on pointing this out -- a Christmas polka video for our Polish friends).

December 22, 2009 - 11:41am
posted by Howard B. Owens in video, Christmas.

September 5, 2009 - 12:39pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, video, books, C.M. Barons.

C.M. Barons is a frequent commenter on The Batavian. Baron's published a novel last year, "In the Midst of."

Last month, Penguin Multimedia, a joint venture of Loren Penman of Batavia and her son, Brant, as well as Brian Gardner, shot a video promo for the novel at vintage clothing store Calista Miakoda on Ellicott Street.

The novel is available at Present Tense Books.

August 29, 2009 - 4:31pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in video, music, entertainment, OHMS Band.

More from the OHMS Band here.

Pat Tehan sent us the links with this note:

I hope you don't mind this shameless self-promotion - I'm the piano player in The OHMS Band.  We played at Jackson Square on July 31 - the weather cooperated for once this summer and we had a good crowd because of it.  Melissa Eddings Mancuso videotaped it and made DVDs for the band - her husband, Bill Mancuso, played organ.  I posted 15 of the songs to youtube, I thought that some of your readers might enjoy it if they were there.  Some good crowd shots in the videos...  Guys in the band are Anthony DelPlato (drums, vocals), Charlie DelPlato (electric guitar, vocals), Chris Bartz (acoustic guitar, lead vocals), Joe Palmer (bass), Bill Mancuso (organ), Pat Tehan (piano)

We're always happy to promote local music.

August 18, 2009 - 7:37am
posted by Howard B. Owens in video, Le Roy.

The quality didn't come out all that great, but somebody e-mailed me some cellphone video of the Le Roy firefighters getting cool and relaxing after last night's training.

July 27, 2009 - 10:45pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in video, Darien, corfu, tornado.

June 27, 2009 - 9:56pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in video, GCASA, Sheriff's Office.

Found this video on GCASA's blog.

In another item, there's also this:

GCASA held the annual DWI Victim Impact Panel Recognition Dinner on Friday, June 19, 2009 at Bohn's restaurant in Batavia, NY. At that dinner, Genesee County Sheriff's Deputy Howard J. Carlson was honored for his exeptional service having made 22 DWI arrests in 2008 with a 98% conviction rate.

New York State Trooper, Eric J. Daigler was also honored. He had 19 DWI arrests.

April 23, 2009 - 6:43am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, video, Masse Gateway Project, Tom Mancuso.

After the public hearing last night, Dan Fischer of WBTA and I spoke with Tom Mancuso, of Mancuso Development Group, about the Masse Gateway Project.  Mancuso has been on vacation, so the public has not yet heard from him on the proposal, so this video represents the full interview.

February 17, 2009 - 12:07pm
posted by Philip Anselmo in crime, police, sheriff, video, pembroke, corfu, murder.

PEMBROKE, N.Y. — Genesee County Sheriff Gary Maha held a press conference this morning on the murder of Joseph E. Benaquist in Pembroke last night. Maha announced the imminent arrest of Scott F. Doll, who is in the process of being charged with second-degree murder.

Please see our earlier post for the full details.

January 30, 2009 - 3:51pm
posted by Philip Anselmo in video, agriculture, dairy, food, dairy princess, recipes, quesadillas.

This is a perfect recipe for a great Superbowl appetizer!

January 20, 2009 - 4:14pm
posted by Philip Anselmo in Barack Obama, video, president, inauguration.

We had a great time this morning and afternoon at T.F. Brown's, where The Batavian crew hosted an inauguration party. We were happy to see some new faces come down, as well as some friends we;ve known since we first arrived here in Batavia. We would like to extend a big thanks to all who came out, especially those of you who were willing to stand in front of the camera and share your thoughts. Speaking of those folks...




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