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June 18, 2019 - 1:57pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Announcements, ADA, ILGR, batavia.

Press release:

Batavia’s premier consumer-run human service and advocacy agency for people with disabilities, Independent Living of the Genesee Region (ILGR), will hold an ADA Picnic to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Open to the general public, and offering FREE food, fun, and games, the event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at Kiwanis Park, 3808 W. Main Street Road, Batavia.

Contributing to the fun will be the University Heights Art Association (UHAA), which regularly partners with ILGR on the ARTiculations Ability Exhibition in the Independent Living reception area.

Artists with disabilities are given the opportunity to display and sell their artwork at the Center. UHAA will bring projects and materials that will enable picnickers to creatively celebrate the birthday of the ADA. 

To ensure that we have enough food and materials for the fun, if you plan to attend, please R.S.V.P. to Donna Becker at (585) 815-8501, ext. 411.

At the time the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed in 1990, a patchwork of laws existed to protect the civil rights of citizens with disabilities only in certain situations, such as access to airports, fairness in housing, and non-discrimination by federally funded institutions.

The ADA broadly bars disability-based discrimination in employment, telecommunications, by state and local governments, in places of public accommodation such as stores, restaurants, banks, theaters, hotels, and stadia, among other protections.

This has made it the single most important body of law for a particular population, the disability community, since the protections for racial and ethnic minorities and women of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which inspired some of the ADA’s provisions.

We look forward to having you celebrate with us, but please remember to R.S.V.P.!

June 16, 2019 - 2:00pm

From Young Audiences of WNY:

Arts Partners for Learning (APL) is pleased to announce that Western New York schools are eligible to apply for APL creative learning programs, which will occur between September and June 2020.

Programs include performances, workshops, residencies, and field trips with cultural organizations that make use of the arts as a text to achieve Common Core State Standard benchmarks at any grade level.

Eligible schools must be located in one of the eight counties of Western New York, including Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming.

Up to 90 percent of residency program costs will be covered for selected schools thanks to funding from Fund for the Arts.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to early applicants.

Applications can be found here.

To learn more about APL, click here.

June 15, 2019 - 12:49pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, Announcements, Girls Scouts, Daisy for a Day.

Press release:

Girl Scouts of Western New York invites the community to attend its FREE Daisy for a Day events! Girl Scouts is a year-round experience. Girl Scouts develop a strong sense of self, display positive values, seek challenges, and solve problems in their communities.

Girls entering kindergarten and first grade in the fall and their families will discover what it means to be a Girl Scout, how to get involved, and enjoy fun activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 29th.

In Genesee County, the Daisy for a Day event will take place at the Dibble Family Center, located at 4120 W. Main Street Road, Batavia.

RSVP at gswny.org or call 1.888.837.6410.

Girl Scouts takes the potential of girls, combines it with robust skill-building programming, and adds caring adult mentors and strong female role models. From building robots, rock climbing at camp, running a cookie business, to service projects at local food banks and animal shelters, a Girl Scout has an exciting array of choices to suit her interests at every age. 

At Girl Scouts, girls get to lead their own adventure and team up with other girls in an all-girl environment to choose the exciting, hands-on activities that interest them most in important skill areas like Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Outdoors, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship. While a girl may be exposed to these subjects at school and in other places, at Girl Scouts she will experience them in a unique way that puts her on a path to a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. 

About Girl Scouts of Western New York

Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) serves nearly 15,000 girls and 7,000 adult volunteers across the GSWNY jurisdiction, including Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. The council’s administrative service centers are located in Batavia, Buffalo, Jamestown, Lockport, Niagara Falls, and Rochester.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls discover their personal best and prepare for a positive future, connect with others in an increasingly diverse world and take action to solve problems and improve their communities.

June 11, 2019 - 6:49pm

Press release:

Richmond Memorial Library will kick off its summer reading programs for adults and youth on June 24! This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” and our programming will highlight outer space, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

We are excited to offer programs for adults, children and the whole family through August!

The library is excited to kick off summer reading in partnership with the Batavia Concert Band.

On Monday, June 24, conductor John Bailey will share a preview of the band’s season at 7 p.m. at Richmond Memorial Library. On Wednesday, June 26, the Batavia Concert Band will kick off its 94thseason with “Sounds from A Universe of Stories,” at 7 p.m. at Centennial Park (or GCC’s Stuart Steiner Theatre in case of rain). For more info about the band, visit bataviaconcertband.net.

Adult Summer Reading - BINGO!

Back by popular demand, Summer Reading BINGO will return for adults from June 24-Aug. 17. The program will feature a BINGO board full of reading and library challenges. Participants will get a weekly prize entry for each square they get stamped and a grand prize entry for each BINGO (five completed squares).

This year’s grand prizes include a chance to attend an Afternoon Tea with the Richmond Reads author Silas House, as well as a Book Lover’s basket! Our seven weekly prizes will include gift cards to local businesses and there will be prizes for participation as well.

As a bonus, the first 20 participants to register will receive a paperback copy of "Southernmost" by Silas House, the Richmond Reads selection for 2019. All prizes are made possible courtesy of the Friends of Richmond Memorial Library.

BINGO square challenges include everything from attending a library program to watching a documentary to reading a book with “sun,” “moon” or “star” in the title (in keeping with our theme!). The goal of the program is to help you get to know the library better as you step out of your “reading comfort zone” -- as one patron said about last year’s program, “I enjoyed that it was at my own pace yet encouraged me to read more…it encouraged me to step out of my normal reading genres.”

We welcome all patrons 17 and older with a valid library card to participate in our Adult Summer Reading program! All information and rules will be provided with registration. Visit the library for a sneak peek at our BINGO Board for 2019.

Our Reel Discussions series over the summer will feature space related films, such as “The Martian” (2015), “First Man” (2018) and “October Sky” (1999).

Children's Summer Reading - A Universe of Stories!

Read and Bead is back! Our Summer Reading program will help kids to fight boredom and discover new worlds! Bring your kids in and sign up! They'll get a necklace with starter beads and their Summer Reading record. For each 15 minutes of reading, they get a new bead. At the end of each week, we reveal a new special bead!

Kids who complete the program will end the summer with prizes including special books.

Start the summer with our Constellation Kick-Off on Friday June 28th with an indoor planetarium! Our Family Fun Fridays continue throughout the summer with visits from the Rochester Museum and Science Center, Buffalo and Brandy, Animals in Space (reptile show), Checkers the Inventor, and a Traveling Farm!

We cap off the summer on Aug. 9th with African Drumming, Dancing and Storytelling! We will also have the classic beauty "Belle" reading stories to kids on July 16th, and two Homeschooler Meet and Greet gatherings on July 19th and Aug. 2 at 1 p.m.

For 8-12 year old kids, we have a Nailed It! program at 3 p.m. each week. With limited supplies and time, they will have to be creative and work fast! On Thursdays at 10, it's STEAM Time! Explore tech gizmos, science gadgets and have fun. Register for each program by calling us or stopping in.

Teens can enjoy some cookies and book discussion in our low-pressure "What are You Reading? Book Club" on Fridays at 10. Come with a book you're reading or one you love! This is a fun, friendship-building group that encourages the love of reading.

Youth Summer Reading Program runs from June 24th to Aug. 10th.

For information about all upcoming events and library services, visit batavialibrary.org

Richmond Memorial Library continually provides access to physical and virtual resources and services that meet the educational, informational and recreational needs of its diverse community in a safe and comfortable environment. Learn more at www.batavialibrary.org

June 10, 2019 - 1:41pm

Press release:

The Genesee County Youth Bureau is seeking applicants for the Genesee Youth Lead Program. Applicants should be a Genesee County high school student entering their freshman through senior year.

The eight-month program is focused on developing leadership skills within an individual through each specific session and through hands on experience. Each session will have a different focus on our community and leadership.

For complete information about the program, click here.

The program will cost $75 for each student. If there is an economic hardship please contact the Genesee County Youth Bureau. 

The Youth Lead Program will take place at GVEP BOCES beginning Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be held once a month on the second Wednesdays of each month.

The program dates are: Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 11, April 8, and May 13.

Youth that complete the program are encouraged to use the skills and information gained through their experience to support the communities in which they live.

The selection process will be done through an application and interview process by the staff. The class size is limited.

 Applications for the program can be found here.

 Please contact the Genesee County Youth Bureau with questions at (585) 344-3960 or at [email protected].

June 6, 2019 - 10:32am

Press release:

East Bethany – Join the Genesee County Parks along with the Oakfield-Alabama Lions Club and try out fishing at DeWitt Recreation Area from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 29th.

Kids up to age 16 can join the fun and get the chance to win a prize with the Kendra Haacke Memorial Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Oakfield-Alabama Lions Club. Prize includes fishing gear donated by Cabela’s of Cheektowaga.

No fishing license required, this is part of the NYSDEC’s Free Fishing Weekend. Perfect for beginners!

Program meets at Pavilion 3. Friendly guides will be on hand to assist you.

Fishing gear provided or bring your own. Bait provided through a generous donation by Walmart of Batavia.

Call 585-344-1122 register or walk-ins also welcome.

For more information visit the parks' website here, or contact Shannon Lyaski at [email protected] or (585) 344-1122.

June 3, 2019 - 1:46pm

Press release:

The Tops Friendly Market at 390 W. Main St. in the City of Batavia will be among 33 of the full-service grocery stores participating in the Stars for Our Troops initiative June 9-22.

The program welcomes the community to donate their worn and tattered American Flags at select Tops Markets locations for proper retirement. Collection bins will be placed in the Batavia store's vestibule for American flag retirement.

In collaboration with partner veterans organizations, including Honor Flight and local VFWs, embroidered stars will be preserved and presented to local veterans who have defended our flag.

“The respect and gratitude we have for the people who serve and have served in the military is immeasurable, and for that we are forever grateful,” said Kathy Sautter, public and media relations manager for Tops.

"With Flag Day approaching on June 14 and the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, Tops wanted to offer the community this service to not only properly retire their flags, but also know they are in some small way extending their thanks and respect to a veteran through Stars for Our Troops.

“Many people don’t know how or where to retire their aged flags and end up just tucking them away in a garage or attic. This program allows us to not only assist the community with proper retirement, but also gives back to our Veterans in a unique and meaningful way."

When stars are removed and presented to a veteran at local VA hospitals, nursing homes, and placed in Honor Flight care packages the following message is tucked along with each star:

"I am part of our American flag that has flown over the USA. I can no longer fly. The sun and winds caused me to become tattered and torn. Please carry me as a reminder that You are not forgotten.”

May 31, 2019 - 5:24pm

Press release:

Registration for the 2019 Holland Land Office Museum History Heroes Summer Program is now open.

This year our History Heroes will be “Time Traveling through History,” discovering different periods in history and their local connections.

The program will run from July 16-19, and July 23-26 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day.

Activities include: historic crafts and art projects, guest presenters and reenactors, a field trip, penny carnival, and end of program performance.

The program is open to children 7 to 12 years old. The cost per day is $25 per child, and $20 for museum members with discounts available for families with multiple participants.

For more information, please contact the museum at 585-343-4727 or visit our website at www.hollandlandoffice.com

May 29, 2019 - 3:34pm

Submitted photo and press release:

Tompkins Insurance Agency sponsored the Utica Mutual Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC) held last month at the Genesee County Fire Training Center in Batavia.

This course provided vehicle operators with a better understanding of the seriousness of emergency vehicle operation.

Students were made aware of the potential for tragedy and financial loss as well as the legal and moral responsibilities encountered when operating an emergency vehicle.

Twenty fire personnel from the area completed the course, including 13 from Genesee County who are listed below.

ALEXANDER

  • Barbara Eddy
  • Ralph Eddy II

TOWN OF BATAVIA

  • Joshua Boyle
  • Clayton Gorski
  • Bryan Moscicki

BERGEN

  • Kenneth Dean
  • Garrett Dean

BYRON

  • Dave Leaton

DARIEN

  • Joseph Murphy

ELBA

  • Nathan Tabor

LE ROY

  • Jeff Freeman
  • Adam Hamel

SOUTH BYRON

  • Vito Muoio
May 29, 2019 - 3:22pm

Press release:

The Fire Investigation for the Line Officer course is a six-hour, NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control program, which was conducted at the Genesee County Fire Training Center earlier this year.

Forty-three volunteer firefighters completed this program; of those, 32 reside in Genesee County

The program addressed the purpose of fire investigations, the responsibilities of the fire chief, and responsibilities of line officers.

The process used to determine the cause and origin of fires, the importance of scene and evidence preservation, and fire behavior were also discussed.  

The Genesee County residents completing the course were:

ALABAMA

  • Richard Brunea

CITY OF BATAVIA

  • James Call
  • Greg Ireland
  • Stefano Napolitano
  • Scott T. Maloy 

BERGEN 

  • Jared Hicks

BETHANY 

  • Gregory W. Johnson
  • Peggy J. Johnson
  • Richard J. Klunder III
  • Christopher M. Page
  • Corrie A. Rombaut
  • Kyle L. Rombaut

BYRON

  • Victor L. Flanagan 
  • Zachary Johnson 
  • Robert A. Mruczek

DARIEN

  • Joe T. Marino
  • David W. McGreevy 
  • Theresa A. Tesch

EAST PEMBROKE 

  • Andrew D. Martin 
  • Thomas E. Dix

ELBA 

  • Michael Heale
  • Nicholas Guarino 
  • Christopher P. Lane
  • Michael J. Pfendler
  • Michael Schad Jr. 
  • George M. Underhill

LE ROY

  • Thomas E. Feeley

PAVILION

  • Kelly Kraft
  • Bryen Murrock
  • Tyler Schiske
  • Jason True    

STAFFORD

  • Timothy Eckdahl
May 29, 2019 - 3:07pm

Submitted photo and press release:

The Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Interior Firefighter Operations (SCBA-IFO) program is the second level to becoming a Level I Firefighter.

Recently, 16 firefighters from eight departments from the region -- including 13 from Genesee County -- were presented the knowledge and skills in SCBA use.

These skills include fire control, initial fire attack, search and rescue, survival, tactical ventilation, vehicle fire and structure fire skills along with company operations.

The 50-hour program concluded with a graduation ceremony on May 11.

Genesee County residents presented with certificates of completion were:

TOWN OF BATAVIA

  • Bryan A. Moscicki
  • Ian A. Sanfratello
  • Tyler J. Stewart

BETHANY

  • Richard J. Klunder III

CORFU

  • Jayden D.  Eck
  • Casey L. Felski
  • Megan G. Stiles
  • Elizabeth S. Tebor
  • Benjamin Trapani

ELBA

  • Mark E. Anauo

OAKFIELD

  • Garrett M. Gibson
  • Noah R. Toal

PAVILION

  • Timothy R. Zipfel Jr.
May 29, 2019 - 1:06pm

Press release:

Several offerings of the Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations Refresher course were given across Genesee County over the past few months, providing first responders the opportunity to complete the OSHA required annual refresher.

A total of 148 fire personnel from 11 county fire departments in the area reviewed the competencies for First Responder Awareness and Operations Level Responders.

The competencies included: the nine classes of materials; the use of the U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook; and principles of containment, confinement and extinguishment within the scope of the duties of a first responder at the Operations Level. 

Visit your local fire department to find out more about volunteer opportunities.

May 29, 2019 - 12:51pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, volunteer firefighters, FO1 training.

Press release:

Responding to concerns over the length of firefighting training programs, the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control has redesigned the Fire Officer I (FOI) program into five individual modules.

Completion of all five modules will earn the participant a Fire Officer 1 certificate. 

The Genesee County Fire Training Center recently hosted several of the Officer Development modules, including the Leadership & Supervision module, Firefighter Health & Safety module, and the Planning and Emergency Response module.

The Leadership & Supervision module provided students with a fundamental knowledge of the duties, responsibilities and leadership required to be successful as a fire officer as well as the basic responsibilities of the fire officer as they relate to human resource management and common administrative functions

Firefighter Health & Safety presented the basic knowledge for effective communications for both administrative functions and emergency incidents. Students learned how to apply skills for oral and written communications in addition to conducting a size-up based on emergency incidents. Additionally, this course provided the company officer with the skills needed to identify and prevent common safety hazards and perform an initial accident investigation.  

Planning and Emergency Response addressed the fundamentals of building construction and commonly found fire protection features.  Students learned how to conduct a pre-incident plan survey; what elements to include and how to develop and manage the pre-incident plan. Company officer responsibilities were also reviewed.

Visit your local fire department to find out more about volunteer opportunities.

Genesee County Residents Completing Three of Five Modules

 

Completing the Leadership & Supervision, Health & Safety, and Planning & Emergency Response modules:

  • ALABAMA: David J. Kinney
  • ALEXANDER: Anthony R. Johnston 

                                   Sean M. McPhee

  • TOWN OF BATAVIA: Josh K. Boyle

                                             Thomas M. Garlock 

                                             Clayton A. Gorski

                                             Conor P. Wilkes

  • BETHANY: Gregory W. Johnson 

                              Richard J. Klunder III

                              Christopher M. Page

                              Kyle L. Rombaut

  • BYRON: Victor L. Flanagan
  • CORFU: Dean T. Eck

                          Gregory S. Lang

                          Tyler G. Lang

                          Lori Ann Santini

                          Daniel P. Smith

  • DARIEN: Aaron Elliott
  • ELBA: Jennifer A. Cardinali 

                       Timothy J. Hoffarth

                       Christopher P. Lane 

                       Michael J. Pfendler 

                       Michael J. Schad Jr. 

                       George M. Underhill

 

Genesee County Residents Completing Two of Five Modules

Completing the Leadership & Supervision and Health & Safety modules:

  • ELBA: Nicholas J. Esten 

Completing the Health & Safety and Planning & Emergency Response modules:

  • BETHANY: Peggy J. Johnson

                              Corrie A. Rombaut

  • LE ROY: Thomas E. Feeley

 

Genesee County Residents Completing One of Five Modules

Completing the Leadership & Supervision module:

  • TOWN OF BATAVIA: Scott T. Maloy
  • BETHANY: Timothy J. McCabe Jr. 

Completing the Planning & Emergency Response module:

  • BERGEN: William Wittman
May 28, 2019 - 1:32pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, hlom, batavia, music, Announcements, Old Hippies.

Press release:

On Thursday, June 6th, the Holland Land Office Museum is proud to present the Old Hippies.

At 7 p.m., Bill and Kay MacDonald and their accompanying local musicians will put on an acoustic rock show featuring hits from the golden years of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, as well as, many original songs and other favorites mixed in.

The local favorites have played all over Western New York and Florida during the winter. Let the nostalgia flow as their classic vocal harmonies take you back in time for those who remember. And for those who did not, experience the era through the music with a little more realism than you have experienced before.

Tickets for the concert are $5; and $4 for museum members.

RSVPs can be made with the museum by calling at 585-343- 4727 or by email at [email protected]

May 20, 2019 - 2:46pm

Press release:

East Bethany – Spots are still open for Environmental Science Camp at the Genesee County Park & Forest!

This weeklong adventure includes wildlife surveys, field and stream studies, outdoor recreation, a K9-assisted investigation, a field trip, and more. This camp is for students entering seventh – 10th grade.

Camp meets Monday through Friday, July 8th – 12th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Interpretive Nature Center at the Genesee County Park & Forest. All materials, lunch and snacks are provided each day along with a camp T-shirt.

Cost is $95/camper for the entire week. Registration deadline is Monday, June 24th.

To register, download the registration form from our website here.

Print it out and return the completed forms with payment to:

(Main Office)

Genesee County Park & Forest Interpretive Nature Center

153 Cedar St.
Batavia, NY 14020

For more information visit our website here, or contact Shannon Lyaski at [email protected] or (585) 344-1122.

May 18, 2019 - 2:37pm

An invitation from Bob Bialkowski, Batavia City councilman at large:

This is an invitation to all members of the community to participate in this year’s Batavia Memorial Day parade on Memorial Day Monday May 27th.

The City of Batavia is sponsoring the parade and we are looking forward to another great turnout.

The parade will kick off at 9:45 a.m from the Eastown Plaza on East Main Street and end at the Alva Place parking lot downtown. People can then attend the Veterans Memorial Service at the Memorial site across the street at the Jerome Center.

Any veterans wishing to participate in the parade can just show up at 9:15. Veterans needing a ride in the parade please contact me.

Any groups wishing to participate please let us know as all are welcome. Please keep the theme of respect to all our veteran and first responders.

Let’s show our support to our veterans and first responders! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy our annual parade.

Thank you,

Bob Bialkowski

585 409-3624

May 16, 2019 - 2:56pm

The Batavia Blue Devils Youth Football Camp will be held on Monday and Tuesday, July 15-16, behind Batavia High School, located at 260 State St. in the City of Batavia.

Time is 9 to 11:30 a.m. both days.

Cost is $45. Cash or check (payable to: Blue Devils Touchdown Club).

It is for students entering grades one through eight in the fall.

Hosted by Head Coach Brennan Briggs and the BHS Football staff.

Bring shorts, T-shirt, cleats and water bottle.

Mail payment and the following information to Brennan Briggs, 103 Oak St., Batavia  NY 14020 OR  to: Batavia Middle School, 96 Ross St., Batavia NY 14020, ATTEN: Brennan Briggs.

  • Name of Camper
  • Camper is entering Grade ___
  • Emergency Contact Name and Phone Number
  • T-shirt Size: ADULT ___ or YOUTH ___

Register by July 5 to guarantee correct T-shirt size.

The camp will feature relay races, flag football games at the end of each day; current BHS football players, as well as alumni will speak and work with campers; T-shirts distributed and pizza after Tuesday's camp.

Here's the breakdown of what will be taught for each position; all drills will be modified for age groups:

  • Quarterbacks -- Hand placement, 3-step, 5-step, footwork drills, throwing mechanics, and ball-handling drills;
  • Wide Receivers -- Stance, start, footwork drills, hand drills, route running;
  • Running Backs -- Stance, start, footwork drills, run blocking, pass blocking;
  • Offensive Line -- Stance, start, run-blocking drills, pass-blocking drills;
  • Linebackers -- Stance, start, footwork drills, tackling-form drills, run stopping, pass defending;
  • Defensive Backs -- Stance, start, footwork drills, man coverage, zone coverage, pass defending;
  • Defensive Line -- Stance, start, 1 v. 1 drills, speed and quickness off the ball.

The Batavia Blue Devils are the 2018 Far West Champions and 2018 State Finalists.​ They have been Section V Champions four out of the last five seasons.

May 15, 2019 - 5:42pm
posted by Billie Owens in Stafford, architecture, news, Announcements.
Press release:
 
At 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, May 19, the Stafford Historical Society will be entertaining an event called "The Stafford Hamlet Historical Architecture Walking Tour."
 
It will be led by Cynthia Howk, Architectural Research coordinator, WNY Landmark Society, Rochester.
 
We will meet at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 6188 Main Road, Stafford.
 
Come to discover the fabulous architecture in Downtown Stafford.
 
We will walk, rain or shine, but do remember to wear comfortable walking shoes.
 
There is extra parking at the Town Hall located at 8903 Route 237.
May 15, 2019 - 4:08pm

Notice of Memorial Day events in Le Roy from the Botts-Fiorito American Legion Post #576:

Remembering the War Dead:

Memorial Day services will be conducted on Monday, May 27, at two community cemeteries, starting at Machpelah on North Street at 8 a.m., followed by St. Francis, located on the south side of Exchange Street.

The Post Chaplain will conduct the respective services, followed at each location with a volley by the Firing Squad in recognition of the deceased veterans.

Parade Schedule:

  • Parade forms at 9:45 a.m. in the American Legion parking lot, 53 W. Main St.;
  • Parade “steps off” at 10:30 a.m. SHARPLY, proceeds to Trigon Park.

Ceremonies at Trigon Park:

  • Introduction and “Welcome” by the Post Commander, John Graney;
  • Invocation reading by the Post Chaplain, Gary Bassett;
  • Singing of the “National Anthem” by Mary Brady;
  • Introduction of the 2019 “Poppy Girl” -- Celeste Vescovi;
  • Memorial Day Guest Speaker: Town Supervisor Steve Barbeau;
  • Dedication of Korean War Veterans Bench -- Lynne Belluscio and John Graney;
  • Reading of names and placement of flags for veterans who have passed over the past year;
  • Placement of wreath on the Monument -- Commander Graney, Auxiliary President Marlene McCumiskey;
  • Musical selections by the Le Roy High School Band;
  • Closing with the playing of “Taps” and volley by the Firing Squad;
  • Benediction and closing by the Post Chaplain;
  • Singing of “God Bless America” led by Mary Brady.

As per tradition, all are cordially invited to the American Legion Post Home, 53 W. Main St. for free hot dogs and a soft drink immediately following the ceremonies.

May 15, 2019 - 2:36pm
Public Notice

 

Effective Monday, May 20, the Genesee County Highway Department will close Pratt Road, between Killian Road and Indian Falls Road for the Pratt Road bridge replacement.

Detour signs will be posted. The road will be closed through mid-October.

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