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October 5, 2008 - 12:35pm
posted by Brenda Burg in batavia, Announcements, Fundraiser Dinner.

Sunday, October 26, 2008 1:00 PM - ? American Legion Post # 332 Route 98 South, Batavia, Chicken Dinner $ 8.00 - Ribs $ 4.00 Extra RIB TICKETS ARE PRE-SALE ONLY Gas Card, 50/50 and Other Raffles Call the Legion Post at 343-0085 to Purchase Tickets/Info

October 4, 2008 - 6:27pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements.

Tom Donahue sends along the Silver Lake Country Club newsletter:

Hello Golfers, 

Become a member of the best country club “you can afford” in Western New York.  We are now accepting applications for the 2009 campaign.  PLAY FREE GOLF FOR THE REST OF 2008!!  HOW?  If you are interested in joining Silver Lake C.C. in 2009, you can join now. Anyone that joins now (for 2009) can play free for the remainder of the 2008 golf season.

This past Monday I had the pleasure of “teeing it up” with Dick Bausch, Kevin Ward and Rich Nobles in the Rochester District Golf Association’s 2008 Annual Fall Roundup at Penfield Country Club.  I am proud to announce that we won the event by 10 shots.  It was a great team effort and I really enjoyed the day. 

SAVE THE DATE!!  Our “Final Celebration” for all members which will be Friday, October 10th beginning at 5:00pm – Free Dinner, Cash Bar and Final Celebration.  What a way to end it!!  The party goes until we all tire out (or the bar runs out of drinks, ha).  Please rsvp through email or reply to this or you can call us in the Golf Shop at 585-237-4131.  It will help us to schedule enough staff on that date. 

If you know someone that does not get these emails, please inform them of our celebration.  Right now we have 40 members signed up for the evening and we’d like to see that number get to over a 100.  If you know a member that doesn’t have access to email, please let them know about our party.   Don’t miss a great time!!

We recently mailed out a nice letter from Ernie & I along with a 2009 Membership Application.  If you did not receive the mail-out, it is quite possible we do not have a correct address for you.  You can stop by the Golf Shop to attain a copy or call us with your correct mailing address and we will forward one to you.  You should be able to download the application for our website by Monday.

Still open to the public and the best place “you can play”.  We have new lower fall rates.  Call the Golf Shop at 585-237-4131 for more details.

Tuesday Night should be a nice evening and the weather forecast is great.  The Fall Mixed League will begin at 4:45pm.  Just show up if you are interested. 

Many of you are asking “how long is the course going to remain open?”  The answer is simple:  as long as golfers are coming out, we will remain open.  As long as carts are not doing damage to the course, we will allow carts out.  Call your friends. 

All golf bags must be removed from storage by October 30th.

All golf shop credit must be used up by October 30th.   All accounts will be cleared on November 1st.

We are beginning the process of creating a new golf scorecard for the club.  If you (or anyone you know) is interested in advertising on our new cards, please let me know.  Details of costs, size, colors, position, etc. are forthcoming. 

Silver Lake Country Club is a great place to hold your next golf tournament, fundraiser, wedding reception, corporate outing, private party, luncheon or dinner.  We are already booking 2009 events so don’t wait!!  Call 585-237-6308 for more details.

The new handicaps are posted on both boards.  Your next handicap revision will be on October 8th. 

If you know a fellow member that does not have access to a computer but would like a hard copy of this weekly email, please let them know they can pick one up in the Golf Shop.  If they have a computer but no email, I will be happy to set them up with an email address and also show them how to use it. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful week.  See you on the links.

Thank you.


Thomas R. Donahue, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Silver Lake Country Club
3820 Club Rd.
Perry, NY 14530

October 4, 2008 - 8:53am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements.


The Batavia City School District Board of Education will be meeting on Monday night at 7PM at Robert Morris School. The public is welcome to attend. Prior to the general session, the Audit Committee will be meeting at 5PM at the Administration Building on Washington Avenue.

October 4, 2008 - 8:48am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements, steve hawley, Chris Lee, Mike Ranzenhofer.

Submission from Jay Grasso:

All are welcome to attend the grand opening of the Genesee County Republican Headquarters.  The new headquarters will open today at noon and is located at the corner of Rt.5 and Lewiston Road (former Georgie Porgies).

Meet Congressional candidate Chris Lee, State Senate candidate Mike Ranzenhofer, Assemblyman Steve Hawley, Assemblyman Dan Burling, and State Supreme Court Candidate Jeff Voelkl.

October 4, 2008 - 8:22am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements, genesee county legislature.

The Genesee County Legislature will meet in Regular Session on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 7PM in the Old Courthouse, 7 Main Street, Batavia, New York.  Prayer will be offered by Legislator Upson, followed by the Pledge to the Flag.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES- September 23, 2008




1.    Purchase and Removal of Co-Gen Equipment-Nursing Home-Approval Of
2.    Contract-Grants Writing Consultant Services-Approval Of
3.    Contract-Mercy Flight, Inc.-Approval Of
4.    2008 Budget Amendment-Public Defender/Renovations-Approval Of
5.    Capital Project Amendment-EMS Fire Training Center/Parking Lot Improvement-Approval Of
6.    Award of Contract-OFA/Central Registry System-Approval Of
7.    Contract-OFA/Nutrition Program Meal Site-Approval Of
8.    Relevy of Unpaid School and Village Taxes-Treasurer-Authorization For
9.    Contract-Treasurer/Independent Auditing Services-Approval Of
10.    Contract Renewal-Health Department/Children with Special Health Care Needs Program-Approval Of
11.    Budget Transfer-Health Department/3-5 Preschool Program-Approval Of
12.    Contract-Health/ National Recovery Agency-Approval Of
13.    County Owned Property-GCC/Right of Way to National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation-Approval Of
14.    Audit

October 4, 2008 - 8:18am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements, Charter Review Commission.

Press release from the city:

Please be advised that the Charter Review Commission for the City of Batavia will hold a meeting on Monday, October 6, 2008.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room on the second floor of the Batavia City Centre.  

The public can speak at the meeting by signing in with the Chairman prior to the start of the meeting. 

October 3, 2008 - 8:50am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Announcements, veterans affairs.

Submitted by Evangeline Conley, Public Affairs Officer:

Nurses looking for a rewarding career serving America ’s heroes, are invited to attend a Nursing Open House, Thursday, October 16, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Freedom Hall, room 301 at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Avenue , Buffalo .

Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs is a leader in health care technology and patient safety?   If you are an RN, LPN or Nurse Practitioner, please join us and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of our veterans.  The VA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits along with education assistance programs and RN Recruitment bonuses . 

Come see us to learn more about starting the career of a lifetime. We look forward to meeting you.  For more information call (716) 862-8872 or check out job opportunities on the web at http://www.buffalo.va.gov/.              




October 2, 2008 - 10:48pm

Northgate Free Methodist Church

8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020             www.northgatefmc.com

                     Regular Service Times

               Saturday, 6:00pm        Sunday, 9:30 am     Sunday, 11:00am

Northgaters love to worship God. Our worship services allow people to give God their praise, connect to him spiritually, and understand what it means to live a meaningful life dedicated to Jesus.

Each weekend we use many types of tools to communicate the timeless wisdom of scripture. Multimedia, drama and contemporary worship allow us to get to the heart of the matter while being creative and relevant.

Come experience a casual and relaxed atmosphere with innovative messages and presentations. Join us this weekend to experience "The best hour of your week".

We welcome well-known Christian musician Michael O'Brien, formerly with Newsong, will join us for all three services October 25th and October 26th


October 2, 2008 - 10:29pm
posted by Patti Riner in Announcements, womans conferece, northgate.

 HOPE requires strength and our strength comes from the Lord.  Northgate Free Methodidst church is hosting a womans conference from 8:30 to 3:30 on October 25th.(the last Saturday this month) The worship leader will be Michael O'Brien who sang with the popular Christian group Newsong. His wife Heidi will be the keynote speaker and she will be sharing about her time with depression and being diagnosed bi-polar. There will be small breakouts and one will be led by a former Oakfield graduate Carol McLeod. She has written a number of books and bible studies and has been a speaker for many across the nation. A brochure with registration can be downloaded from northgatefmc.com. You may be encouraged and filled with HOPE when you leave the conference.

October 2, 2008 - 8:43am
posted by Philip Anselmo in Announcements, police, motorcycle.

From the New York State Police:

The New York State Police in conjunction with the Trooper Foundation will be holding the “G.O. Ride! Girls only Motorcycle Ride” on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. The event will take place at the Summit Park Mall, Niagara Falls and is for all women who ride or dream of riding a motorcycle. The event will include a free professional riding clinic, a State Police Motor Squad Escort Ride through Niagara’s Wine Country ending with a picnic lunch prepared by local law enforcement. A Harley Davidson specialist will be on hand for advice ranging from motor clothing to which bike fits best. The event is free and no pre-registration is required. For more information contact Trooper Arthur Pittman at (716) 201-8164.

October 1, 2008 - 4:20pm
posted by nancy baxter in Announcements, dinner, Oakfield, church.

Oakfield United Methodist Church

Pork Roast Dinner

October 18th

4:30 - 6:30
adults - $8.00
kids - $4.00
Eat in or take out
Menu:  Roast Pork,
Sauerkraut, Dressing, Potatoes,
Carrots, Roll, Drink and dessert
Call 344-3680 for tickets and info.

October 1, 2008 - 4:14pm
posted by Philip Anselmo in Announcements, office for the aging.

From Jill Yasses, with the Genesee County Office for the Aging:

Hi - I just wanted to make everyone aware of a program we are offering at the Genesee County Office for the Aging. It is an opportunity for individuals with dementia to come into our agency for 4 hours to have lunch and do activities. Their loved one is then able to take time to get ready for the holidays. The event will take place on November 18th, December 4th and 11th from noon until 4pm. Please keep in mind  even if someone can't take advantage of it, perhaps they have friends/family members/co-workers/neighbors who could!  Individuals do need to call the Office for the Aging to register for this program, 343-1611. Thanks so much!

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.


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


 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]


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