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March 2, 2020 - 5:40pm
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March 24, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for cake at Stafford's 200th Birthday Party on March 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Stafford Town Hall.  Help us kick off Stafford's Bicentennial at our Founders' Day Celebration, the first of many activities this year to commemorate 200 years of Stafford history.  Go to www.townofstafford.org for a complete list of activities.
February 6, 2019 - 11:49am
posted by Allison Lang in food, community events, talks, lectures.
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March 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for evenings of savory meals, exciting talks, and group conversations on a series of topics that the contemporary church must address. Speakers will give talks that challenge, entertain and inspire. Be fed twice in body and soul, as we journey together in discussing how our mission to be hope in the world involves entering into areas of great tension, but also great need. This week, John Keller and Chris Landon will be discussing the history of the word “Evangelical”, and its impact on the church.
March 30, 2015 - 10:59am

More than 70 children with there families attended the fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt at Godfrey's Pond yesterday. The club put out a couple thousand Easter eggs early before the event which started at Noon and continued through 2 o'clock. Cookies, drinks were provided to all who attended. Mike Hammon, caretaker of Godfrey's Pond, said the free public event has grown consistantly over the years.

Other activities included a petting opportunity with six baby chicks.

Two contests were held; one for who collected the most eggs and a coloring contest.

Abby Lampke was the winner of the coloring contest.  

Egg hunt winners were:  

Gold -- Adrian Laird

Silver -- Connor Schrane

Bronze -- Trevor Pahl

Photo above is 7-year-old Eliana Stringham with the Easter Bunny. Craig Gillard submitted the photos from Godfrey's Pond.

August 14, 2014 - 3:00pm

 Beginning September 10, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County will begin training a new class of Master Gardeners through our “Principles of Gardening” program.  Classes will be held at the CCE office at 420 East Main Street, Batavia on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 pm through November 19.  (There will also be a full day session on Saturday, November 8.)  Pre-registration by August 25 is required as the class size is limited.

Participants will enjoy learning about a variety of horticulture topics including: botany, plant pathology, entomology, soils & fertilizers, lawn care, vegetable gardening, weed identification, woody ornamentals, fruit, perennials and annuals.  Each class will focus on a different topic throughout the training.

Anyone interested in learning more about gardening may attend the course.  The fee for training is $225 per person.

This training is the first requirement to becoming a Genesee County Master Gardener.  Genesee county residents who complete the course are then eligible to apply to the Genesee County Master Gardener program.  (Other county residents should contact their local Master Gardener program.)  A Master Gardener volunteer should have a willingness to give back to the community and help put into practice what they learned at training.  Enthusiasm for sharing their skills and knowledge is a must.

For an application or to register contact Brandie Schultz at 585-343-3040, ext. 101 or stop by the Extension office at 420 East Main Street in Batavia.

December 29, 2012 - 9:53am
posted by Jessica Maguire... in Sale, Habitat for Humanity, community events.
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January 5, 2013 - 9:00am

Help us clear out all items from the First United Methodist Church basment at 8221 Lewiston Road. Batavia. Doors open at 9a.m. January 5th, 2013

All items drastically reduced to help us open our new location at 230 Ellicott Street. 

Bag Sale!


For more information about Restore check out our Website at www.geneseehabitat.com or our Facebook page: Geneseehabitat



March 22, 2012 - 3:31pm
posted by Billie Owens in community events.
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March 31, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The Sprout Film Festival returns to Genesee County on Saturday, March 31, at the Genesee ARC Community Center, 38 Woodrow Road in Batavia. Sprout is a nonprofit that holds a yearly festival in New York City and opens its library of films from around the world so the "touring festival" can travel all over the country.

April 15, 2011 - 10:48am
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April 27, 2011 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  Genesee Community College Toastmasters Club Cordially Invites You to be our Guest at EAST MEETS WEST An Evening of Global Communication and Dining Menu: Sushi, Wraps, Salad, Pizza, Dessert, Beverages   Keynote Speaker: Patrick Ho, Founder and CEO of Rochester Optical   Speech Contest: Best Impromptu – Best Speaker – Best Evaluator   GCC TOASTMASTERS CLUB CHARTER CEREMONY   Basket Raffle!  Door Prizes!  Entertainment!  
November 24, 2010 - 1:47pm
posted by Melissa Haacke in Oakfield, community events, Christmas celebrations.
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November 28, 2010 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

The Town of Oakfield will celebrate the Majestic Lights in the Park on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 5 pm at the Elroy D. Parkins Park (Little League Park). There are 42 trees that will be decorated in loving memory of loved ones passed, businesses and family themes. Please join us on Sunday for the lighting ceremony, Caroling and hot chocolate. Happy Holidays to all!!!

September 21, 2010 - 11:31am
posted by Martha Lorshbaugh in Museum Quilt Guild, Stitches In Time, community events.

IMG_6093.jpgThe Museum Quilt Guild will hold their fifth biennial quilt show, titled Stitches in Time, on October 15 and 16 at the St Anthony's Community center, 114 Liberty Street.  The change in venue allowed them to add classes and evening lecture with renowned quiltmaker, George Siciliano.  Space is available in both classes.  The class for Friday is titled "Size Really Does Matter" and Saturday's class is titled "Twirling Logs".  Pictures of the projects are available at George's website.

Space is still available for both classes, which run from 9 am to 4 pm both days.  Cost to non- guild members is $55.00.  Contact Elaine Ross at 748-4831 or [email protected] for more information or to sign up.  The lecture is friday evening at 7 pm.  It is open to the public.  The fee for the lecture is $5.00.

The show also features 243 quilted items made my the members of the Guild, a members' boutique, vendors, quilt raffle (photo above- $1 per ticket), door prizes and a silent auction to benefit the VA medical Center in Batavia, NY.

The show is open from 10 am - 6 pm on Friday, October 15 and from 10 am  - 5 pm Saturday, October 16.  Admission is $5

For more information, or directions to the show, contact Martha Lorshbaugh at 993-0357 or [email protected]

June 10, 2010 - 9:58am
posted by Pamela LaGrou in events, fundraisers, GCASA, chicken BBQ, community events.
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June 30, 2010 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Chicken BBQ to benefit GCASA Women's Program is being held on Wednesday, June 30th from 4-6pm or until sold out.  Stop by 430 East Main Street for a Clor's Chick BBQ including baked beans, salt potatoes, roll and butter for $8.00.  Curbside delivery available- simply pull up and order your dinners.   Pre-sale tickets available, call Norma at 343-1124.

May 21, 2010 - 11:22pm

Tonight I attended the COVA "Central Orleans Volunteer Ambulance" Open House at their headquarters in Albion NY.  Over 150 people were on hand during this occational rainy event to give thanks to all EMT's, Mercy flight, Volunteers, etc. Much of the information is on the website at :www.covaems.com/

I interviewed EMT Patrick Lamka and asked the question, What is COVA?

Here is a quick video of Mercyflight taking off:

Many photos during this event:


Lots of people on hand even though it poured at times but a great turnout !


Yummy popcorn and activities for kids.


Some staff members ...


One of the ambulances from the fleet.


The newest ambulance to the fleet, not yet lettered.  Just arrived.


Patrick Lamka and Tricia Warren


posing near the Mercyflight helicopter ...


The 2010 COVA staff

They thanked everyone who came to support, donate and attend tonight's open house.  Providng services to help others in emergency needs.

May 13, 2010 - 6:46pm


 6 Month Celebration

Saturday, May 15

10 - 4p.m.


Household, Hardware, Tools, Furniture, Appliances & Much More!






January 11, 2010 - 10:26pm
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January 11, 2010 - 10:10pm to February 6, 2010 - 10:10pm

Annual Spagetti Dinnner & Auction

St. Paul Lutheran Church & School

31 Washington Ave., Batavia, N.Y.

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010

Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  /  Tickets $5.00

Homemade desserts available

Auction 7:00 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit St. Paul Lutheran School

For more information call 585-343-0488




January 11, 2010 - 4:13pm
posted by Tara Pariso in dining, entertainment, fundraiser, community events.

Tomorrow, Tuesday January 12, 2010, Genesee COunty CASA for Children will be having a Pizza Hut "FUN"draiser.  To show your support for CASA, all you have to do is pick up a coupon and eat in or take out from Pizza Hut tomorrow and 20% of the total sales will be donated to CASA for Children.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a non profit organization that provides abused and neglected children in Genesee County with a trained volunteer advocate that monitors court orders, advocates for safe and permanent placement, and is a consistent positive person in the child's life.

If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer advocate, or donating to CASA for Children, please contact Tara Pariso at (585) 344-2550 x 2331 or [email protected].  There are always more children in our community that are in need of a CASA.

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