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October 19, 2020 - 4:49pm
posted by Press Release in news, covid-19, coronavirus.

Press release:

New Cases – As of 2 p.m. 

  • Genesee County received zero new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • Eight of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation.
    • Eight new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
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  • Orleans County received eight new positive cases of COVID-19.
  • The new positive cases reside in Albion, Kent and Murray.
  • The individuals are; one in the 0-19 age range, two in their 30s, one in their 40s, three in their 50s and one in their 60s.
  • None of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Thirteen of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation.

Ten new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

October 16, 2020 - 5:33pm
posted by Press Release in news, covid-19, coronavirus.

Press release:

New Cases – As of 2 p.m. 

  • Genesee County received zero new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • Two of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation.
    • Twenty-five new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
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  • Orleans County received one new positive case of COVID-19.
  • The new positive case resides in Shelby.
  • The individual is in in the 0-19 age range. 
  • The individual was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
  • Two of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation.
October 16, 2020 - 5:13pm

New York State’s allocation of 400,000 COVID-19 testing kits provides a much-awaited boost to municipalities, but still doesn’t answer the question of who will be responsible for administering these tests to students and others in need of rapid coronavirus laboratory analysis.

A pair of executive directors of state organizations issued a joint statement to that effect earlier this week, and their thoughts were supported today by Paul Pettit, director of the Genesee & Orleans County Health Departments.

Sarah Ravenhall, executive director of the New York State Association of County Health Officials, and Stephen J. Acquario, executive director of the New York State Association of Counties, applauded the distribution of the testing kits, calling it “a welcome step toward the goal of implementing a robust and successful school testing program in counties implementing the state’s Cluster Action Initiative.”

But the availability of these materials isn’t enough, they said, posing the unresolved question: “Who will provide the staff and resources necessary to administer the tests?”

Their statement asserted that many county health departments have numerous school districts in their jurisdictions and not enough licensed and trained staff to handle the workload.

“Test kits are just one part of a much larger array of essential resources that must be deployed to make this work,” they said. “Additionally, we have significant concerns about the capacity of our communities to implement this plan. Local health departments have been working in concert with community-based organizations since the pandemic began, and many of these organizations are at, or even beyond, full capacity.”

Pettit said he agrees with “the essence of the press release … as we are encouraged by the long overdue movement to provide rapid testing in our counties. As we have been sharing since the beginning of COVID in our communities, we have lacked adequate and affordable/free testing for our residents.”

The provision of these machines and kits solves part of the problem, Pettit said, “but leaves many unanswered questions around the capacity and ancillary support to provide them.”

“We again find ourselves with new testing requirements pushed upon us (20 percent of the school population testing if in a 'yellow zone’) without a full understanding of the details of the new requirements and a lack of support and capacity to meet them,” he said. “We have reached out to our community partners and health care providers to discuss the best approach to receiving and implementing a county testing program that will provide the free access points that we’ve been seeking.”

Pettit added that his agency is talking with school officials about coronavirus testing requirements.

“Ultimately, our goal is to have this free rapid testing available from many locations for county residents who need testing for any variety of reasons, including school-based symptom screening, state required testing to visit long-term care facilities, and symptomatic individuals.”

Ravenhall and Acquario are calling upon the state to provide financial support to carry out its directive.

“We cannot rely on local partnerships alone to meet our needs,” they stated. “Any plan to implement robust testing in our schools must include adequate state resources -- and withholding funds from localities will only make this monumental task even more difficult.”

Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that schools in the state’s precautionary “yellow zones” will receive the rapid testing kits, with the 400,000 kits being the first batch.

Starting today, “yellow zone” schools must test a fifth of the student population, staff members and teachers on weekly basis. Schools in “orange” and “red” zones are required to teach students through remote learning only. Currently, none of the schools in Genesee and Orleans counties are in any of the aforementioned zones, Pettit said.

October 15, 2020 - 4:13pm
posted by Press Release in covid-19, coronavirus, news, notify.

Press release:

New Cases – As of 2 p.m.

  • Genesee County received four new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in Batavia and Pembroke.
    • The individuals are between the ages of 0-20, 30s, 50s and 60s.
    • None of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • We are diligently working on reporting the numbers from the previous days. A complete count will be reflective on the GOW COVID-19 interactive map by tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 16. Thank you for your ongoing patience.
  • Orleans County received four new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in Albion and Carlton.
    • The individuals are in their 20s, 40s, and 50s.
    • None of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • One of the previous positive individuals has recovered and has been released from mandatory isolation
    • Four new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
October 14, 2020 - 5:29pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news.

Press release:

New Cases – As of 2 p.m.

  • Genesee County Due to ongoing technology/internet issues, we do not have an update for Genesee County.  We expect to report more information on these cases tomorrow. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    • Monday there was one new positive case.
    • Tuesday there were two new positive cases.
    • Wednesday there are two new positive cases.
    • Since Oct. 9, 37 new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
  • Orleans County received two new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in Albion.
    • The individuals are in their 20s, and 30s.
    • Both of the individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • Fifteen new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
October 14, 2020 - 10:37am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, covid-19, coronavirus, news, notify.
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When the coronavirus pandemic first hit Genesee County, the revenue outlook for the City of Batavia was pretty bleak -- a projected $2.4 million in losses because of an anticipated 30-percent decrease in economic activity.

As it turns out, sales tax revenue in the county is down only 4 percent, Interim City Manager Rachel Tabelski informed the City Council on Tuesday night.

The city also received an 80-percent payment from the state for video lottery terminal (VTL) revenue from Batavia Downs.

Better news but not necessarily good news. There's still a shortage in revenue of $793,000.

"While we still have many freezes and cuts to the departments, we are weathering the storm well of comfort," Tabelski said.

City department managers continue to work to control costs, making cuts in purchasing in vehicles, equipment and supplies, deferring what they can, and some departments are still under a hiring freeze. Those cost-saving measures are projected to save $611,000.

Whether those cuts are for the long term is yet to be seen.

"That's definitely hard to predict," Tabelski said. "We have rising contractual costs of employees coming into next year's budget and we still have New York State's 2 percent property tax cap that we try to look at and maintain, and stay within if we possibly can. The hope is that as we get closer and closer to the next quarter of sales tax collection, we'll have a better revenue picture and we'll be able to tell if we have a better budget outlook to present to Council in January."

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October 13, 2020 - 6:59pm
posted by Press Release in coronavirus, covid-19, news.

Press release:

Due to the Columbus Day holiday, both the Genesee and Orleans County health departments were closed yesterday. There were no map, website or media updates over the weekend or on Monday. Updates were supposed to resume today, Oct. 13, but technology issues got in the way.

Stay safe, stay distanced and wear your masks to continue to slow the spread. Thank you for your understanding.
 

New Cases – As of 2 p.m. 

  • Genesee County -- due to technology/internet issues, we do not have an update for Genesee County. Those numbers will be updated tomorrow. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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  • Orleans County received 11 new positive case of COVID-19.
  • The new positive cases reside in Albion, Shelby, Carlton, Barre, Yates.
  • The individuals are in their 0-19 years, 20s, 30s and 50s. 
  • Five of the individuals were on mandatory quarantine when they tested positive. Six of the individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
  • Ten new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
October 9, 2020 - 6:06pm
posted by Press Release in news, covid-19, coronavirus.

Due to the Columbus Day holiday, both the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12.

There will be no map, website or media updates over the weekend or on Monday. Updates will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and will include all accumulated data.

Stay safe, stay distanced and wear your masks to continue to slow the spread. Thank you for your understanding.
 

New Cases – As of 2:00 p.m. 

  • Genesee County received one new positive case of COVID-19.
    • The new positive case resides in Elba.
    • The positive individual is in their 20s.
    • The individual was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • Sixteen new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
    • One of the positive individuals is hospitalized.
  • Orleans County received one new positive case of COVID-19.
  • The new positive case resides in Ridgeway.
  • The individual is in their 40s. 
  • The individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
  • Two new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
October 9, 2020 - 6:01pm

Press release:

The COVID-19 pandemic is shining a spotlight on the value of more complete medical records in assessing and assisting people who need care to become and remain healthy. Now, 300 regional Community Based Organization (CBOs) sites have connected to Rochester RHIO. 

For the first time, social services and behavioral health organizations have a more complete picture of health records, including recent hospitalizations, laboratory tests and imaging, and medications administered. The same holds true for long-term care facilities, who can contribute details about residents that can speed and improve treatment should they fall ill.

Even select non-HIPAA organizations utilize RHIO DIRECT messaging service, which enables secure point to point electronic communication between caregivers. During no other time in history has a holistic collection of health information been as vital to quality care as it is today.

CBOs work to improve the lives of residents in their geographic location, delivering services that address social determinants of health, including education, transportation, socioeconomic factors, employment status and access to healthy food and activities. With this collaboration, secure data sharing is building a more complete medical record for communities and the 1.5 million residents across the RHIO’s 14-county region. 

“We work to assure that all our population can lead healthy lives,” said Jill Eisenstein, CEO and president of Rochester RHIO. “Community Based Organizations interact with people in their everyday lives, and work to address the economic, educational and social factors that have a direct bearing on their health and well-being.

"By working in coordination with clinical providers, CBOs will be better equipped to provide their services, especially during our current public health emergency.”

CBOs connect to the RHIO Contribute service to achieve bi-directional exchange, meaning they can transmit and receive data that helps caregivers make better decisions and provide better guidance. In turn, other health organizations such as hospitals and specialists who also have permission to access the data can use it to help their assessments and recommendations.

Learn more by contacting Rochester RHIO at 877-865-7446 or [email protected].

The following community participants are located in Genesee County.

  • ARC of Genesee, Orleans (NYSARC)
  • Genesee County Office of the Aging
  • Genesee County Mental Health
  • Genesee County Public Health
  • Mental Health Association of Genesee and Orleans Counties
  • Lake Plains Community Care Network (Batavia)
  • Le Roy Volunteer Ambulance Service
  • UMMC Healthy Living Programs (Batavia)
  • Western NY Independent Living (Batavia)

The full participant map is available here.

October 8, 2020 - 4:48pm
posted by Press Release in covid-19, coronavirus, news, notify.

Press release:

  • Genesee County received eight new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in Alabama, Batavia, Elba and Stafford.
    • Two of the positive individuals are between the ages of 0-20, one individual is in their 40s, two individuals are in their 50s, one individual is in their 60s, and two individuals are in their 80s.
    • Three individuals were on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • Twenty-one new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
    • One of the positive individuals is hospitalized.
    • One of the individuals is a resident at the New York State Veterans Home.
  • Orleans County received two new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in Albion and Yates.
    • One of the individuals is in their 20s and one individual is in their 30s.
    • The individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • Seven new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
October 8, 2020 - 1:26pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news, video, livestream.
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In this interview, Paul Pettit, director of Health for Genesee and Orleans counties, talks about: the recent uptick in cases; the level of community spread; how things are going with the schools; the arrival of flu season; the ongoing difficulty in getting adequate testing locally; and what the future holds.

Regarding the outbreak in Elba, Pettit said:

"What we can see is there is some connection, obviously, on the social side. I do want to say we haven't seen any school spread among these different students in Elba. They're more connected on the community side. There are some different things that we're identifying as some commonality and connections with some of these cases, some of them involved in social gathering, some birthday parties, different types of events that may have lent itself, again, maybe closer contact, prolonged contact that would have potentially led to some of these transmissions."

On guidelines and restrictions:

"We're continuing to advocate daily, locally, here, especially in the rural areas, for the testing capacity or some additional relief on some of these guidelines, some of the closures and capacity issues. We do believe that there should be a little more flexibility in some of these areas, especially with low infection rates overall. So we are advocating. We are working with all of our elected officials, to push back at some of these things."

After talking about eased guidelines for doctors in clearing students to return to school, Petit brought up ongoing issues with testing:

"Ultimately, that leads us into another area which continues to be a challenge for us -- access to testing. This has not improved for us here in Genesee County or pretty much any rural county in the state. We've been beating the drums significantly since the peak in March when we started to see our first cases. Unfortunately, we still are very, very limited with our access to testing. It actually became more restrictive about a month and a half ago when our health care facilities, most of the primary care docs, started doing testing of symptomatic folks only.

"The requirements for screens for going back to college or for people to want to go visit their loved ones in the nursing home now have to have a negative test within seven days. None of our local facilities were offering those types of tests if folks weren't symptomatic. And if they were able to get them, they were getting charged a pretty significant amount. That is not appropriate. It's something that we have, I myself personally advocated for almost every day, really, for our elected officials from local all the way up to our state elected officials to continue to push the governor's office for increased free testing for our residents. I mean, it's essential the way the governor has set up these guidelines with testing requirements and the need to have negative tests for various reasons. It's not rational in that we should be able to meet these guidelines without having the testing. ...

"We have to have the ability to meet the intent of the guidelines. So we're not in violation and we're not putting pressures and challenges on our residents that they have to make choices. Do I get tested to visit a loved one or do I potentially have money to go get groceries this week? ...  

"(We) need to get rapid testing. We need it now and we are working on it. We're working at Oak Orchard, both in Orleans, Genesee County. They do have some of these testing machines and we're just waiting on the test kits antigen to be able to use them. We're also working on getting some rapid testing machines from the state that we could deploy and potentially use more broadly for some of these testing needs. But that's really key. We need to get access to this rapid testing so that we can get folks to where they need to go."

October 7, 2020 - 5:51pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news.

Press release:

New Cases – As of 2 p.m.

  • Genesee County received two new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in Elba.
    • The positive individuals are between the ages of 0-20.
    • The individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • One of the previous positive individuals has recovered and has been released from isolation.
    • One of the positive individuals is hospitalized.
  • Orleans County received three new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in Albion, Gaines and Ridgeway.
    • Two of the individuals are in their 50s and one individual is in their 60s.
    • The individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • Seven new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
October 6, 2020 - 4:17pm
posted by Press Release in news, covid-19, coronavirus, elba.

New Cases – As of 2 p.m. 

  • Genesee County received one new positive case of COVID-19.
    • The new positive case resides in Elba.
    • The positive individual is in their 50s.
    • The individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • One of the previous positive individuals has recovered and has been released from isolation. 
    • One of the positive individuals is hospitalized.
    • Currently, there are two active positive students at the Elba Central School District.
  • Orleans County received two new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in Murray.
    • One of the individuals is in their 20s and one individual is in their 30s. 
    • One individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • Two of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been released from isolation.
    • Seventeen new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
October 5, 2020 - 5:31pm
posted by Press Release in news, elba, coronavirus, covid-19, notify.

Press release:

“The Genesee County Health Department has received three additional positive COVID-19 tests from students at Elba High School,” said Paul Pettit, Public Health director for Genesee and Orleans counties. “The individuals have been placed under mandatory isolation where they will remain until they are fully recovered.”

The Genesee County Department of Health is conducting contact tracing that is in process. Students and/or staff will be notified and placed under quarantine if they were identified as a close contact. Contacts will be expected to follow the New York State Department of Health quarantine guidelines

“The district is continuing its collaboration with the Genesee County HealthDepartment in identifying close contacts and testing symptomatic students,” said Ned Dale, superintendent of Elba Central School District. “We ask parents to be aware of COVID-19 symptoms and contact your child’s healthcare provider immediately if symptoms appear.”

Symptoms of COVID-19 include but are not limited to: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

For information on school statistics, please visit the New York State COVID-19 Report Card.

October 5, 2020 - 5:24pm
posted by Press Release in covid-19, coronavirus, news, notify.

Press release:

As of 2 p.m. 

  • Genesee County received nine new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in Alabama, Elba, Le Roy and Oakfield.
    • Three of the individuals are between 0-20, two individuals are in their 20s, one individual is in their 40s, and three individuals are in their 50s.
    • Seven individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • Four of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been released from isolation.
    • Eight new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states. 
    • One of the positive individuals is hospitalized.
    • One of the new positive cases is a student at Elba High School. This case was identified in the press release Friday evening. If you were not notified you are not considered a close contact.
  • Orleans County received zero new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • Five of the previous positive individuals have recovered and have been released from isolation.
    • Eleven new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
October 2, 2020 - 6:05pm
posted by Press Release in elba, covid-19, coronavirus, news, notify.

Press release:

“The Genesee County Health Department has received an additional positive COVID-19 test from an Elba High School student,” said Paul Pettit, Public Health director for Genesee and Orleans counties. “The individual has been placed under mandatory isolation where they will remain until they are fully recovered.”

The Genesee County Department of Health is conducting contact tracing that is in process. Students and/or staff will be notified and placed under quarantine if they were identified as a close contact.

"As mentioned earlier in the week, individuals identified by the health department as being close contacts will be expected to follow the New York State Department of Health quarantine guidelines," Pettit said.

“Students and staff who are symptomatic will be tested for COVID-19 in collaboration with the Genesee County Health Department,” said Ned Dale, superintendent of Elba Central School District. “The school will be conducting 100-percent remote learning through Monday, Oct. 12. In-person learning through the hybrid model is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.”

Symptoms of COVID-19 include but are not limited to: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

For information on school statistics, please visit the New York State COVID- 19 Report Card.

October 2, 2020 - 4:41pm
posted by Press Release in covid-19, coronavirus, news, notify.

Press release:

  • Genesee County received three new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in Alabama, Elba, and Le Roy.
    • The individuals are in their 20s, 30s, and 70s.
    • The individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • Six new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
    • One of the positive individuals is hospitalized.
       
  • Orleans County received one new positive case of COVID-19.
  • The new positive case resides in Shelby.
  • The individual is in their 60s.
  • The individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
  • Three new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
October 1, 2020 - 5:34pm
posted by Billie Owens in art, news, covid-19, Art at 50 Plus.

Above: "Inspiration -- Miranda the Tempest," a 9-inch by 12-inch painting in soft pastels by Linda Miranda Fix, based on the painting by John William Waterhouse.

From information provided by Holly Gordon:

Attica artist Linda Miranda Fix, 66, is proud to announce that her artwork is among 100 pieces chosen for exhibit by the Islip Arts Council and the Islip Art Museum at Historic Brookwood Hall.

Their virtual statewide art exhibit "Art at 50 Plus: New Beginnings" -- A Virtual Exhibition 2020 opened on Sept. 15 and runs through Nov. 7. It is billed as "a stunning orchestration of hope and inspiration." Click here to watch the virtual exhibit and here for the gallery exhibit.

"I have always loved the art of John William Waterhouse and this particular painting (above) is my favorite," Fix said, adding that his works are now in public domain. "I work with several different mediums; watercolor, acrylics, oil, alcohol ink, and soft pastels."

The exhibit Fix is featured in is sponsored by AARP Long Island and features a poignant and uplifting video, a unique work of art unto itself that captures this historic moment in time.

“It is times like these that organizations can help members of the public cope with social isolation and loneliness,” said Bernard Macias, AARP associate state director for Long Island. “Art and creativity can help improve or maintain our emotional wellness, while dealing with constant change.”

Holly Gordon, Islip Arts curator, has taken this exhibition to new heights to achieve an intimacy beyond expectation. She masterfully wove a cohesive visual story that includes the art and narrations of 100 juried works by New Yorkers.

These were selected from nearly 600 submissions to create a moving exhibition of art and artists' statements that awes and inspires viewers with discovery and renewed hope and a sense of unity for new beginnings.

“They really occur on a daily basis," Gordon said. "Art is a wonder drug and seniors are our country’s greatest asset.”

As Gordon planned the virtual exhibition, within her own COVID-19 isolation, the hundreds artists who planned to submit entries were experiencing similar challenges learning to adapt to new technologies.

“All are to be commended," Gordon said. "By doing so, a community of artists connected. The experience turned this virtual exhibit into an intimate and personal experience."

The inspirational video was produced by Waldo Cabrera, who set the works to music and choreographed an extraordinary show.

The subject of new beginnings took on a new meaning for the artists creating during the COVID-19 lockdown. Created by people age 50 to 94, their work encompasses New York State and all levels of artistry from beginners to lifelong artists.

Mediums used are animation, pencil drawing, painting, pastel, watercolor, mixed media assemblage and collage, fabric and felt, photography, digital painting, gouache on paper.

Overall, the exhibition represents positivity through self-challenge, transformation and renewal.

Many topics are covered by the artists, including:

  • Achievement, the gift of time and awareness, optimism;
  • Inspiration, keeping the creative process alive, art as a second act, enduring the pandemic and coming out with renewed vigor and determination;
  • Collaboration, staying connected amid prolonged isolation;
  • Symbolism, emotion, imagination, therapy, meditation and healing;
  • Fear, financial insecurity;
  • Faith, hope, gratitude;
  • Political subject matter;
  • George Floyd -- portrait and breath;
  • Judaism, religion, equality, fellowship and social change for racial justice, humanity;
  • Earth, nature, seasons of change -- spring and autumn landscapes, weather, trees, plants, flowers, pollination, wind, water, fire, sand, tide, light, sun and moon;
  • Humor, happiness, joy, love, rhythm, dancing;
  • Beauty, youth, age, wisdom, birth and rebirth, reproduction of species, ascension;
  • Family, friends, future generations, and the dawn of a new day after lockdown.

This video is the antidote to anger, devastation and negativity that permeates (nearly) every media outlet. Each artists found purpose to create a response to these ills.

"Be prepared to be wowed as you watch and hear the artist's voices," Gordon says. "This production is one for the ages, intended to unite us all, the same way that 2020 connected us all.

A "Sip and See Virtual Reception" via Zoom for artists and guests will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 4. Here's the Zoom link. The meeting ID is: 465 443 2677. The password is: 122583

There will also be a virtual closing reception via Zoom hosted by of AARP Long Island Art from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 7. During that time there will also be a meeting with authors for "Parallel Perspectives: Art of Collaboration."

For more information, contact Holly Gordon at:   [email protected]

October 1, 2020 - 5:25pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in covid-19, coronavirus, news, notify.

Press release:

  • Genesee County received two new positive cases of COVID-19.
    • The new positive cases reside in Batavia and Elba.
    • The individuals are in their 40s and 50s.
    • The individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
    • Four new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
    • One of the positive individuals is hospitalized.
       
  • Orleans County received zero new positive cases of COVID-19.
  • Two new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.
October 1, 2020 - 4:09pm
posted by Press Release in charity, crossroads house, news, covid-19, impromptu garage sale.

Press release:

Crossroads House will be having an "impromptu sale" in their garage at 11 Liberty St. Although much smaller than our annual garage sale due to restrictions on public gatherings, “the show must go on”!

Volunteers have been busy pricing a wide variety of treasures including glassware, collectibles, household items, and a few pieces of furniture. Garage access will be limited to a few people at a time, social distancing measures will be in place, and masks will be required.

The sale will be held on Friday, Oct. 9th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 10th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (No early birds, please.)

This sale is to not only help fill the funding gap left by cancelled fundraisers but also move out merchandise that would have sold at our summer sale.

We want to thank our generous community for donating items so we could have this sale. We hope to see you, at the House!

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