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"Mine" for Poetry Contest, entries due by Friday July 19

By Leslie DeLooze

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia is presenting a “Mine” for Poetry Contest for adults in the "Dig into Reading" Summer Reading Club (free and easy to join). Dig into a page of text — from a book, a magazine, or a newspaper (Please make a copy, if it is not yours!). Find words to make a poem...and eliminate the rest as artistically as possible. Samples are available at the library. Entries are due at the library by Friday, July 19 at 5 p.m. and prizes will be awarded.  More information is available at the library, by calling 343-9550, ext.

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Shop Batavia: Winner of our review contest

By Howard B. Owens

The winner of our Shop Batavia review contest is Toby Cook, of Byron.

Toby wins a $100 gift certificate to Valle Jewelers.

We conducted a random drawing of the more than 220 reviews left during the contest period, and Toby's review was the one selected.

Thank you to all who participated.

Contest: Main St. Pizza Company NFL Challenge Week 17

By Howard B. Owens

Last week, several NFL backs eligible for picking in the contest had two receptions, but none had three.

In a random drawing of the entrants who picked one of the back that had at least two receptions, James Demmer came out the winner.

Demmer wins a large cheese pizza with one topping. He has one week to claim his prize at Main St. Pizza Company.

To enter this week's contest, click here.

Contest: Main St. Pizza Company NFL Challenge Week 16

By Howard B. Owens

In Week 15 we asked which team would record the most sacks. Among the 10 teams available for picking in the contest, four recorded four sacks. We randomly selected a winner from among the entrants who picked those four teams.

The winner for Week 15 is Thomas Lennon. He wins two personal pizzas with cheese and one topping, and two house salads. Tom has one week to claim his prize at Main St. Pizza Company.

NOTE: The majority of this week's games are being played on Saturday. Deadline for entry is 1 p.m., Saturday. Click here to enter.


By Genesee ARC News


Great American Charity Car Giveaway


Tops Friendly Markets has launched a Great American Charity Car Giveaway. Online voters will choose one local charity to receive a brand new vehicle valued at $20,000.  

Once all of the nominations are in, the public will vote to determine the top 10 deserving charities. A final round of voting will then take place and the charity with the most votes will win a new car courtesy of TOPS. The winning charity may choose to accept the $20,000 cash value of the car. All you need to do is vote online at: or

SEARCH FOR GENESEE ARC in the listing.

 You may vote once a day through July 7, 2011.  We are competing against 86 other organizations across the region.  Your vote is VERY IMPORTANT! The 10 charities that receive the most votes will go on to a second round of voting. A final round of voting will then take place and the charity with the most votes will win a new car courtesy of TOPS! The Winner will be announced on or around July 27, 2011. Please share this information with your family and friends!



through July 7, 2011


Poll: Name the Muckdogs mascot

By Philip Anselmo

We just got up a post about a contest to name the new Batavia Muckdogs mascot and thought to give the readers of The Batavian a chance to share some of their suggestions. We've offered a few obvious choices—or maybe not obvious, who knows—but most folks will likely want to give their own. If that's the case, simply click the 'Other' option and type in your choice. We'll retrieve the suggestions from the poll site and post them in the comments field throughout the day.

If you would like to make your vote official, please download the official Name the Mascot form and drop it off at Dwyer Stadium.

What should we name the new Muckdogs mascot?
( surveys)

Snowman Weather!

By Holland Land Office Museum

With all this snow, its snowman weather!

Come down to the Holland Land Office Museum until noon today and participate in a snowman building contest!

We have great prizes!

And  FREE coffee and hot chocolate! See Danielle is pouring it right now.

Call us at 343-4727 if you have any question.


Reminder: Snowman Building Contest Tomorrow!

By Holland Land Office Museum

Bring your friends, families or co-workers out tomorrow to the Holland Land Office Museum starting at 9:00 a.m. for a snowman building contest.

Between now and tomorrow morning we are expected to get about five inches of snow and a temperature in the mid-20’s. It will be perfect snowman building weather!

The team that builds the best snowman will win a gift certificate from Matty’s Pizza, plus we are still pulling together a few more items.

If you get too cold building your snowman, come on in to the Museum for free coffee and hot chocolate and see the Wonderland of Trees!

The event runs until noon. This is this first time we are trying this event and I hope everyone comes out and has a great time! It would be a good idea to bring a shovel and a bucket to help you build your masterpiece.

The event is sponsored by our good friends at Five-Star Bank, and Matty’s Pizza.

Who Can Build the Best Snowman?

By Holland Land Office Museum

The Holland Land Office Museum is proud to announce it’s first ever snowman building contest. The event, sponsored by, will take place on the east lawn of the Museum on Wednesday, December 31st from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

If there isn’t any snow outside, we’ll build them inside!

Prizes will be awarded. And, we are planning to have a celebrity judge. We can't announce the name yet, because this person isn't confirmed.

Check out or call the Museum at 343-4727 for more information.


By Melissa George


The Batavia Area Jaycees have announced they will be doing home holiday light judging on December 16, 2008 starting at 6:00 pm.

Winners will be bases on six categories:
  • Most Traditional Décor
  • Most Colorful
  • Overall Display
  • Friends of the Lighting Company
  • Most Commercial
  • Simple and Elegant
Judging will take place within the City of Batavia limits, but if you feel there is a house within the town limits that is worth judging, please leave a message at 343-5775 with the address and we will make an effort to judge the house.
The Batavia Area Jaycees is a community service organization for ages 21 to 39. They have been providing local individual development and leadership training since 1943.
For more information, call 343-5775 or visit

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