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October 1, 2008 - 4:12pm
posted by Philip Anselmo in Announcements.

From the VA Medical Center:

Veterans enrolled in VA health care may obtain flu vaccines at upcoming walk-in clinics scheduled the following dates, Saturdays, October 11, 18, and 25, Monday October 13 and Sunday October 19 and 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Avenue in Buffalo. The vaccines will be available at Desk 4 located on the first floor. Enrolled veterans may also contact their primary care provider to obtain the vaccine. There is no charge for the flu vaccine for veterans enrolled in VA health care. Eligibility will be verified prior to administration of the vaccine. For information regarding VA Healthcare eligibility call 1-888-823-9656.

September 29, 2008 - 11:53pm

 

 

The Genesee County Democratic Committee

Cordially invites you to a meet the candidates open house

 

Alice Kryzan - US Congress

Joe Mesi - State Senate

Phil Jones - Assembly (147th)

Judge John Michalek - State Supreme Court

Tracey Bannister - State Supreme Court

Judge Larry Stabell - Darien Town Justice

Councilman Tom Stella - Le Roy Town Council

 

GCDC Headquarters

10 City Centre (across from Sunny's)

Thursday    October 16th    5 - 7 PM

 

free and open to the public

refreshments will be served

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 28, 2008 - 7:47pm
posted by Karen Reisdorf in Announcements, yoga, wellness.

 

 

 

Blue Pearl Yoga, the yoga studio on the third floor at 200 East Main Street, Batavia is a place where one can find a way to connect  with one’s inner Self, to find dexterity, grace and poise in practicing the asanas, leading to harmony in body, mind and spirit.
Karen Reisdorf is the founder and certified teacher at Blue Pearl Yoga.  Karen makes the yoga practice accessible for everyone.  One does not need special equipment, or extreme strength or stamina to practice yoga.  One only needs a desire to feel better, to increase one’s energy, to improve balance and flexibility, and to gain a more positive outlook on life.


Karen will offer a Bookmaking  class starting on Thursday, October 2.  This will be an exploration of both the craft of bookmaking for journals and photo  albums  as well as artists’ books.  Students will learn four bindings and will complete at least one book.  Some supplies will be included and a list of remaining supplies will be given at the first class.


Classes are offered for Beginners as well as level 1 and 2 classes for those who are familiar with yoga.  Karen also offers Restorative yoga for deep relaxation and rejuvenation , Meditation classes for centering and relaxation, and Private Yoga Classes .  Joni Yaskulski, a certified Tai Chi instructor and Reiki Master/Teacher, offers Tai  Chi  classes and free monthly Reiki shares.  Rich Hayden is both a Blue Pearl student and  instructor, offering Beginner classes.
The next session of classes begins September 30 and runs through November 11; however, students are welcome to join at any point during the session and pro rated fees are available. A 10% discount is offered to all new students when registering this week for more information go to: www.bp-yoga.com
 

September 24, 2008 - 1:26pm
posted by scott kibler in Announcements, open house.

KICK OFF FIRE PREVENTION WEEK WITH THE STAFFORD FIRE DEPT. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2008 11:00 AM TILL 2:00 PM MAIN ST. RT. 5 STAFFORD ENTER TO WIN PRIZES – FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - SMOKE DECTECTORS - CARBON MONOXIDE DECTECTORS - LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS - ACTIVIES FOR THE KIDS Mercy Flight landing - FREE FOOD AND DRINKS

September 23, 2008 - 4:33pm
posted by Monica Mattioli in Announcements.

Downtown Community Forum will present its annual Coping With The Holidays program on December 8 at the Dugan Center, 15 St. Mary's Place, Rochester 14607. BJ Mann will present an interactive session entitled "The Holidays: Can't Live With Them and Can't Live WIthout Them." The program is free and open to the public. For further information, 232-7140. Reservations are not required.

Downtown Community Forum, founded in 1985, is a community service of St. Mary's Downtown Rochester.

September 23, 2008 - 4:14pm
posted by Philip Anselmo in Announcements, United Memorial Medical Center.

From United Memorial Medical Center:

United Memorial Medical Center Diabetes Education Program and Cardiac Rehab will participate in “Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes” on Saturday, October 4th. The walk begins and ends at the VA Medical Center, 222 Richmond Avenue, Batavia. Registration opens at 9am. The self-paced 3.5 mile walk will begin at 10 am.
 
To join the hospital in supporting this important health initiative, call Diabetes Health Educator, Margie Mager, RN at (585) 344-5437. Participants may also register on-line through the hospital website, www.ummc.org.
 
Money raised through the walk will be used to fund vital research towards a cure; education and advocacy for people with diabetes; and programming such as Sunshine Camp-the American Diabetes Association summer camp for children with diabetes, right here in Western New York.
 
Participants who raise at least $75 will receive a free t-shirt.

September 23, 2008 - 2:45pm
posted by june rowcliffe in Announcements, food.

October 8, Elba Fireman's Recreation Hall, Route 98, Elba. Roast Beef Supper/Chinese Auction. Serving 5 p.m. Takeouts at 4:30. Real mashed potatoes, home cooked squash, slow roasted beef, rich gravy, coleslaw, pickled beets, delicious pies and other deserts, coffee, tea or milk. Tickets sold 'till gone. Adults $8.50, children 7 to 13 $4.00, 5 and under FREE. The Chinese Auction is open to anyone. You do not have to buy a supper to participate. Drawing will start at 6 p.m. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets are 10 for $1.00. Historical Society of Elba Annual Fund Raiser

September 23, 2008 - 1:48pm
posted by Martha Lorshbaugh in Announcements, events, Quilts, quilt show.

Stitches in Time 2008

 Museum Quilt Guild's fifth biennial show

 Friday October 17, 2008 10 am - 6 pm

And Saturday October 18, 2008 10 am - 5 pm

 Location:

 VA Medical Center, 222 Richmond Ave, Batavia, NY

  Admission is $4.00

Hand-made quilts, raffle quilt, members' boutique, silent auction, vendors and door prizes.  Refreshments available.

 Contact show chairwoman Florine Meredith, 17 Webber Avenue, Oakfield, NY 14125

(585) 948-5160 [email protected]

 

September 22, 2008 - 3:23pm

From the Cornell Cooperative Extension:
 
October 4 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Unwanted Pharmaceuticals Collection. Pavilion Fire Department, 11310 S. Lake Rd. (Rt. 19), Pavilion (1 mile south of Route 63). Residents will be able to dispose of unwanted, outdated and unused medicines, both prescription and over the counter drugs, FREE OF CHARGE and anonymously. Appointments are NOT required for this event. Residents from Genesee, Livingston and Wyoming Counties are eligible to participate. Sponsored by GLOW Solid Waste 1-800-836-1154.
 
October 6th through October 11th - National 4-H Week. 4-H is the only youth development program directly connected to the technological advances and latest research of Cornell University. 4 H members learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through hands-on projects in science, engineering and technology, healthy living, or citizenship. 4-H is one of the largest youth development organizations in America with more than 6.5 million young people ages 5-19, 538,000 volunteers, 3,500 staff and 60 million alumni. Learn more about the 4-H adventure at http://genesee.cce.cornell.edu/.
 
October 7th at 5:30 p.m. - Achievement Night and Volunteer Recognition Event. Held at the Kennedy Building located on the Genesee County Fairgrounds on Route 5 in Batavia. This is the perfect time to see what the best kept secret in Genesee County is all about. Join the 4-H youth, dedicated volunteers, and staff as they recognize the accomplishments of the past year.

October 9th at 6p.m. - Coffee and Dessert Series: “Putting Your Garden to Bed”. Held at the Extension Building. Your gardening tasks do not end with that killing frost.  There are many things you can do in your garden to assure gardening success next spring.  Let the Master Gardeners share their knowledge and tips with you. Other titles in the series include Spring Flowering Bulbs and Winter Birds. Cost is $10 per class and limited to fifteen participants per class. Pre-register at the Extension Center, 420 East Main Street in Batavia, visit our website at http://genesee.cce.cornell.edu, or contact Gail Culver at 343-3040, ext. 132 for more information.
 
October 16th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
- Anti-Rabies Immunization Clinic. LeRoy Village Highway Garage.  Offered by the Genesee County Department of Health. A $5 voluntary donation per dog, cat or ferret is requested to offset clinic expenses.
 
October 15th. Leadership Genesee Applications Deadline for 2009 – Applications are currently being accepted for the Class of 2009.  Application deadline is October 15th. For more information or to obtain an application, contact Program Coordinator Peggy Marone at 343-3040, ext. 118, stop by Cornell Cooperative Extension, 420 East Main St., Batavia or visit the website http://genesee.cce.cornell.edu.
 
October 18 - Agriculture Career Camp - Careers Related to the Viticulture Industry & Field Crop Farms. This is the second in a series of opportunities for 7th - 12th graders to explore the many careers that agriculture provides. The cost is $5 per session or $30 for all seven sessions. To register or for more details contact the CCE Ontario County office at 585-394-3977 x 427. Or visit http://fusiongrant.org and click on "Ag Career Camp".
 
October 20th at 5:00 p.m. – Board of Directors Finance Committee Meeting. Held at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 420 East Main St., Batavia.  For more information call 343-3040, ext. 112.
 
Tuesdays through October 21st - Positive Parenting Series – 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County, 420 East Main St., Batavia.  Nutrition and Parenting Educator Mariellen Woodward-DeFelice will teach the following classes: Anger in the Family, Responsibility and Your Children, Disciplining Your Children, Setting Limits and Expectations, Winning Ways to Talk with Kids, and Family Enrichment. The series is offered at no cost to Genesee county residents and at a nominal fee for residents of surrounding counties. The next series will begin November 4th. For more information or to register contact Mariellen by phone at 343-3040, ext. 105, e-mail [email protected], or stop by the Extension Center located at 420 E. Main Street in Batavia.
 
October 23rd at 6p.m. - Coffee and Dessert Series: “Spring Flowering Bulbs”. Held at the Extension Building.  Do you know when and how deep to plant your tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, etc.  What is the latest you can plant your spring flowering bulbs?  This program will give you the “ins and outs” of spring flowering bulbs. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and some dessert while learning about your spring garden! “Winter Birds” will be offered November 6th. Cost is $10 per class and limited to fifteen participants per class. Pre-register at the Extension Center, 420 East Main Street in Batavia, visit our website at http://genesee.cce.cornell.edu, or contact Gail Culver at 343-3040, ext. 132 for more information.
 
Thursdays, October 2nd through November 13th - Positive Parenting Series – times vary. Held at the First Baptist Church - 5 East Main St. in LeRoy .  Nutrition and Parenting Educator Mariellen Woodward-DeFelice will teach the following classes: Anger in the Family, Responsibility and Your Children, Disciplining Your Children, Setting Limits and Expectations, Winning Ways to Talk with Kids, and Family Enrichment. The series is offered at no cost to Genesee county residents and at a nominal fee for residents of surrounding counties. For more information or to register contact Mariellen by phone at 343-3040, ext. 105, e-mail [email protected], or stop by the Extension Center located at 420 E. Main Street in Batavia.
 
October 28th from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. Achieving Greener Communities through Civic, Private and Government Sector Innovation. Held at the Genesee River Restaurant, Mt. Morris, NY. This one-day conference of the Rural Learning Network of Central and Western New York will explore: The roles of local/regional/state governments, The contributions of citizens, civic organizations and public and private entities, The roles of research and innovation, The interrelationships among energy, land use, and climate change issues. For more information contact Jan at 585-343-3040 ext. 126 or stop by the Extension Center located at 420 E. Main Street in Batavia.
 
Fridays through October 31st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Extension Educators at the Farmers’ Market.  Extension educators will be at the market Fridays throughout the summer and fall to offer hands on activities, food samples, soil testing and to answer any of your gardening, agriculture, 4-H and Youth Development or Nutrition questions. For a complete schedule of educators at the market call 585-343-3040, ext. 101 or stop by Cornell Cooperative Extension, located at 420 East Main St. in Batavia.
 
November 6th at 6 p.m. - Coffee and Dessert Series: “Winter Birds”.  Held at the Extension Building. This presentation is back by popular demand. Did you know that there will be different birds at your feeders during the winter months?  Do you know that to feed them or how to identify them?  Let our “birding” expert, Jan Beglinger give you in-depth information on this subject, while you enjoy coffee and dessert. Cost is $10 per class and limited to fifteen participants per class. Pre-register at the Extension Center, 420 East Main Street in Batavia, visit our website at http://genesee.cce.cornell.edu, or contact Gail Culver at 343-3040, ext. 132 for more information.
 
November 10th at 5:30 p.m. – Board of Directors Meeting. Held at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 420 East Main St., Batavia.  For more information call 343-3040, ext. 112.
 
November 10th, November 12th, November 17th, November 19th, November 24th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Spanish For (Ag) Working People. Instructed by Camy Sorbello. Learn enough Spanish in ten hours to improve communication with your Spanish-speaking agricultural employees. English-speaking managers & co-workers learn enough job-oriented basic Spanish that allows them to greatly improve job performance, workplace quality & business functioning. Camy's teaching method is suited to people who have little time to learn Spanish, as she uses simple phrases & a non-grammatical approach, with an emphasis on the words & language customarily used in each specific business or job function. Camy is a professional Spanish translator. To ensure the best learning experience, we will have a maximum of 20 participants. Cost is $125 per person (includes handouts). Register by November 3rd by calling 585-343-3040 ext 126 or stopping by the Extension office at 420 E. Main Street in Batavia.
 
December 4th at 6 p.m. Holiday Greens Workshop.  Join Consumer Horticulture Educator Gail Culver and the Master Gardeners for a fun-filled hands-on holiday greens workshop. Participants will  be able to make a Holiday Wreath or Holiday Centerpiece. This workshop will be held at the Kennedy Building on the Genesee County Fairgrounds on Route 5 in  Batavia. Cost is $20 per person and pre-registration is required. Contact Consumer Horticulture Educator Gail Culver at (585) 343-3040, ext. 132, stop by the Extension office located at 420 East Main St. in Batavia or log on to http://genesee.cce.cornell.edu/.
 
December 9 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Agribusiness Economic Outlook Conference. Held at Cornell University, Kennedy Hall - David L. Call Alumni Auditorium. This year's conference will explore the theme of improved market access for New York farmers. The opening session, which will begin at 10 am, will examine emerging trends toward demand for local and regional food systems and emerging marketing and business opportunities in more distant markets. The theme of this portion of the program is Market Access for NYS Producers: Local and Long Distance Dimensions. For more information contact Jan Beglinger at 585-343-3040 ext. 126 or stop by the Extension office located at 420 East Main St. in Batavia.
 
2009 Agriculture Enrollment - This service provides subscribers with up-to-date information on trends in the agricultural sector by utilizing research-based knowledge from Cornell University. Included in this service, at no charge, are direct mailings of “emergency information” for commodities of interest to you and voting privileges at the Extension Association’s annual meeting to determine organization leadership. The deadline for enrollment in the 2009 agriculture information service is February 1, 2009.  Call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County at (585) 343-3040 ext. 126 or visit the Extension Center located at 420 East Main St. in Batavia for more information and enrollment packets.
 
4-H Participants - Please check the Extension website and refer to the monthly calendar for new and on-going events and deadlines. If you are interested in joining the 4-H program contact Amy at 343-3040, ext. 106 or stop by Cornell Cooperative Extension, located at 420 East Main St. in Batavia.
 
Eat SMART New York – This free, confidential program for food stamp participants and limited income individuals and families explores parenting strategies, healthy meal options, and ways to stretch food dollars.  For more information and to schedule an appointment, call the nutrition and parenting education program at 343-3040, ext. 134 or stop by Cornell Cooperative Extension, located at 420 East Main St. in Batavia.
 
Master Gardeners – Get answers on everything from landscaping to pest management.  Free service. Call 343-3040, ext. 127, 10 a.m. to Noon, Monday through Friday or e-mail [email protected], or visit the Master Gardener Office at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County, 420 East Main St., Batavia.
 
Master Gardener Home Diagnostic Service – Genesee County Master Gardeners conduct on-site visits to diagnose plant and pest problems, test soil pH, advise homeowners on gardening practices and more.  Cost is $25 for the first hour and $15 for each additional hour.  Fee includes informational packets, soil testing and diagnostic results. To schedule an appointment, contact Gail Culver, Consumer Horticulture Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County, at 343-3040, ext. 132, e-mail [email protected], or visit the Master Gardener Office at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County, 420 East Main St., Batavia.
 
Master Gardener Speakers’ Bureau – Providing talks on a variety of topics, such as wildlife, local bird life, organic gardening, landscaping and more.  Programs can be tailored to meet audience needs.  Fee is $50, or $25 for non-profits in Genesee and surrounding counties.  For more information call Gail Culver, Consumer Horticulture Educator, at 343-3040, ext. 132, e-mail [email protected] or stop by Cornell Cooperative Extension, located at 420 East Main St. in Batavia.

September 22, 2008 - 2:45pm
posted by Philip Anselmo in Announcements, United Memorial Medical Center, health.

From United Memorial Medical Center:

United Memorial Medical Center will offer free blood pressure screenings each Thursday in October, the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at our Cardiac Rehab Department located at 215 Summit Street, Batavia. Appointments are not needed and walk-ins are welcome.

The American Heart Association claims that nearly one in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure, but because there are no symptoms, nearly one-third of these people don't know they have it. Many people have high blood pressure for years without knowing it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure. The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked.

For additional information please contact Healthy Living, United Memorial’s Community Education and Outreach Department at (585) 344-5331.

September 22, 2008 - 2:43pm
posted by Philip Anselmo in auction, Announcements, United Memorial Medical Center.

From the United Memorial Medical Center:

United Memorial Medical Center Foundation will be holding its Annual Auction on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at the Holiday Inn at 8250 Park Road in Batavia, N.Y.

The Social Hour, Silent Auction and Chinese Auction featuring themed baskets will begin at 6 pm.  Dinner is scheduled for 7 pm followed by the live auction at 7:30 pm.  Auction items include: Buffalo Sabres game tickets, Fran Tarkenton autographed football, family pass to Casa Loma Estate Gardens in Toronto and one-night stays at Morgan Samuels Inn in Canandaigua and the Esperanza Mansion on Keuka Lake.

All proceeds from this auction will be restricted to UMMC’s surgical expansion project.

Tickets for this event are $20 in advance; $25 if purchased October 20-25 and include buffet, wine, beer, soda and dessert table.

Please contact the UMMC Foundation for further information at (585) 344-5300.

September 22, 2008 - 2:41pm
posted by Philip Anselmo in Announcements, United Memorial Medical Center, cancer.

From the United Memorial Medical Center:

The Cancer Services Partnership of Genesee and Orleans County (formerly known as the Healthy Women’s Partnership) has scheduled its annual breast cancer awareness event, Pink Hatter’s Night Out, for October 9th at Batavia Downs, 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

All attendees are encouraged to wear a pink hat. Each year prizes are awarded for hats in several categories. Doors open at 4 pm to preview the Chinese Auction items. Dinner will begin at 6 pm. 

Tickets to the event are $20 each and available at the Healthy Living Partnership, 211 East Main Street, Batavia; or by phoning (585)344-5494. Seating is limited and is expected to sell out early.

Michele Odrabina, MD who practices in obstetrics and gynecology in Albion and Medina will be the featured speaker.

The group DIVA by DIVA will present a special performance of “A Celebration of Women.” This O’Connell & Company original production is now in its 9th year. Each performance features different materials and cast in a fast paced whirl of sequins, songs, humor and quotes by, for and about women.

The Cancer Services Partnership is a grant funded program which provides access to free colorectal, breast and cervical cancer screenings for men and women, age 18 to 64, who are uninsured or underinsured. United Memorial manages the Partnership for Orleans and Genesee Counties.

September 21, 2008 - 2:09am
posted by Loren Penman in Announcements, Red Cross, open house.

Thanks to everyone who attended the Red Cross Open House!

Remember, the Genesee County American Red Cross now is located at 109 Main Street, Batavia. 

September 19, 2008 - 10:28pm
posted by brenda richardson in Announcements, support group.

just wanted to let everyone know a new support group has been started in Oakfield the group is opened to people of all ages experiencing depression in their life. the group is  a safe place to openly talk about your feelings and gather support and hope from peers.  the group is opened to people that are experiening depression along with family and friends that need support on how to help a loved one.  we meet at the oakfield U nited Methodist Church at 2 South Main Street every other tuesday at 7;00 p.m. the next meting is September 23, 2008 we also have a website if you are on the web check us out at http://www.sharehopedepressionsupport.synthasite.com/ thanks and we hope to hear from you.

September 18, 2008 - 9:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements, thebatavian.

We are introducing "Announcements" on The Batavian.

For the purposes of the Announcements section, an announcement is:

  • A notice of a public event, such as a church dinner or a theater production.
  • A wedding or engagement notice
  • A birth notice
  • A call for volunteers or a need for a donation

Any member of the community can post an announcement.

To post an announcement, you must be a registered user. Once you are logged in, click on "create content," then "blog entry" and then in field that says "Tags" type "announcements" (Generally, as you start typing "annou .." the tags field will offer up an option of "announcements" and you can select that for insurance of conformity.

When that is done and you save your post, your announcement will automatically appear in that section.

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