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October 8, 2015 - 9:59pm

Stroll, twist, and jive your way to "Let's Go To The Hop!" -- an old-fashioned sock hop dance organized by Notre Dame High School, the Batavia Peace Garden, and the ARC of Genesee and Orleans Counties.

Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed and to the best dancers! And what's a sock hop without having it in a gym? Student volunteers from Notre Dame High School will be decorating the gymnasium for a 1950s dance, complete with streamers, lights and a balloon arch.

Live music will be provided by The Union Blues, playing all of your favorite hits from the '50s and '60s, including songs by Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley and the Comets, and much more! 

In addition, the ARC culinary program will have a buffet featuring root beer floats, hamburgers, soft pretzels, and more for just $5 per person. All proceeds from the buffet will benefit ARC programs.

Tickets to the dance are $10 general admission and $5 for anyone 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at the following locations: Roxy's Music Store (228 W. Main St., Batavia), the Holland Land Office Museum (131 W. Main St., Batavia), from any Peace Garden volunteer or from any member of The Union Blues. Ticket sales are limited to the first 400 people! For more information, call 585-757-2451.

October 6, 2015 - 11:12am

High Voltage Tattoo and Piercing will be hosting a benefit for the owner, Mark Fanara, on October 23 thru October 25. We'll be offering $30 tattoos and $15 piercings throughout this event. Tattoos will be limited to designated tattoo flash sheets designed by Jeremy and Andrew. Lettering will also be available, up to 15 letters.
Mark is a single father of two young boys, a tattoo artist and a small business owner. He is now fighting a rare form of lymphoma called Lymphatoid Granulomatosis (LYG). He has been unable to work for the past few months and will not be able to return in the foreseeable future. He needs your help. All donations will be appreciated. If you would like to donate, but you cannot make it in, you can mail a check to Benefit for Mark Fanara, High Voltage Tattoo, 110 West Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. Make check payable to Mark Fanara, memo: Benefit. You can also donate at

October 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

Don't miss this open house! Come see our brand new, spacious and luxurious apartments with laminate floors & stainless steel appliances! Click here for more information.

September 30, 2015 - 5:00pm

We're ending this little experiment we called The Batavian Club. It's a lot of work that we're always behind on for too little return. That's the bad news.

The good news is, we're still going to offer the same fantastic deals with local businesses in special gift certificate packages.

Essentially, it's The Batavian Club without calling it a club. The big difference on our end is we save the work on tracking members and printing membership cards, which always seemed to bog us down and create a lot of unnecessary expense. We will be able to send out money-saving gift certificates much sooner after an order is placed when we don't have to make batches of individual membership cards. 

For local businesses, it's the same great promotion as before. There's no additional expense beyond honoring the gift cards when customers come in. If your business is not already participating, call me at (585) 250-4118.

For those who had recurring payments set up in PayPal, I just canceled all of those so there will be no future payments from your account. There are three people who have joined since we last sent out membership packages. They will get a refund. For all other members, they should be up-to-date with membership cards and gift certificates and the stated expiration dates still apply.

September 30, 2015 - 12:00pm

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September 28, 2015 - 12:00pm

Don't miss Council Opticians' Annual Fall Fashion Event featuring Ray Ban and Kate Spade Collections. Take advantage of substantial savings on Tuesday, Oct. 6th, from 3 to 7 p.m. Get a second pair with single vision plastic lenses with select frames for $30! Enjoy refreshments and enter a drawing to win a themed basket from Council Opticians. Visit us online by clicking here.

September 26, 2015 - 12:00pm

Don't miss this Open House on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 11am-1pm at 4255 West Avenue in Elba. Listed at $114,900. Solidly built and well maintained! This three bedroom home is a great country property located on an acre of land on a quiet road filled with great neighbors! This ranch home has been well maintained with very little to do but your choices! Large living room with gas fireplace outlooking pretty front yard with nice views. There are hardwood floors throughout home under carpet. Basement is large clean and dry-perfect for work, play or finishing! Backyard is private with shed and garden area. Nice country property! Super motivated sellers before the snow flies! Call Lynn Bezon at Reliant Real Estate today or visit us online by clicking here.

September 25, 2015 - 6:00pm

 **If accepted purchase offer occurs resulting from visit at open house by Oct. 10th 2015, seller will give $1000 gift card to store of your choice!!!** Don't miss this Open House on Saturday the 26Th from 11am-1pm at 218 Liberty Street, Batavia. Listed at $85,900. Solid and perfectly maintained 3 bedroom home in picture perfect condition with nothing to do! Everything updated and upgraded, from pretty hardwood laminate to pretty and plush carpeting throughout and all rooms freshly painted. Home features a fully remodeled kitchen with all new stainless appliances. Back mudroom leading to bright and airy first floor laundry! Great front enclosed porch to enjoy the nights and large back yard with patio for cooking out.  For all the extras or the person looking for a LARGE GARAGE this one is 2 plus and extra deep, plenty of room and then some! Don't pass this one by! Call Lynn Bezon at Reliant Real Estate today or visit us online by clicking here.

September 18, 2015 - 6:30pm

Super deal on this cute City home. Owner super willing to negotiate -- don't let this one go by without looking!!! Solid and nicely kept city home in central location and ready to move in! This home has been upgraded and freshly painted throughout, with more room than it appears from the road! Good size rooms and a walk up finished attic that adds a whole lot more room for storage or play! Large back enclosed porch for nice nights and a place to kick off your shoes. Come check this one out -- easy to see!!

September 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

Darryl Worley will Jam At The Ridge, Saturday, Sept. 12th, a benefit concert event in support of volunteer firefighters and to honor our hometown heroes who have, and continue to give, so much in our community. "Do You Remember?", the title of Darryl's #1 hit for seven weeks, recalls the tragedy of 9/11 and helps call all Americans to honor the lives lost and the lives on the front line protecting freedom.

Camping available, but not required, by calling 585-768-4883 or by click here:
Tickets available by calling 585-768-4883 or directly at





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