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November 26, 2011 - 10:15am
posted by Diane Burroughs in current events, Christmas, church services, church events.
Event Date and Time: 
December 11, 2011 - 10:30am

"Special Christmas Musical"

St. Paul Lutheran Church

31 Washington Ave., Batavia

Sunday, Dec. 11

10:30 a.m.

 

November 26, 2010 - 11:47am

Scholastic Book Fair

(sponored by St. Paul Lutheran School)

Wednesday, December 1 - Thursday, December 2

9 a.m.- 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday, December 3

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday, December 5

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Special Events

Story Time with Curious George or Clifford

Wednesday - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday - 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Coffee, Tea and Donuts for Grandparents - A "Grand" Event

Friday - 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Crafts for Kids

Anytime during the Book Fair

 

May 13, 2010 - 6:46pm

Restore.BMP

 6 Month Celebration

Saturday, May 15

10 - 4p.m.

50% OFF EVERYTHING!

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

LOCATION:

BASEMENT OF THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

8221 LEWISTON RD., BATAVIA, N.Y.

 

 

March 30, 2009 - 12:24pm
posted by Paul Hough in current events.
Event Date and Time: 
April 2, 2009 - 12:00pm to April 4, 2009 - 5:00pm

April 2, 3rd, and 4th.  Hours:  Thursday: 12:00-5:00, Friday and Saturday 10:00 -5:00.   The Mill is located on Rt. 98 in Elba.  We offer low prices on Country Decor, antiques, primitives, food items, and much more!  Come join us for this fun event!  Just look for the big red mill!

September 2, 2008 - 11:53am
posted by Philip Anselmo in Elections, Republican, protest, national news, current events.

A news search on Google brings up 170 articles from across the nation—plus one from our friends in the United Kingdom—about yesterday's protests at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Needless to say, no two news outlets handle the event in the same way. Many look for some figure to represent the action: the ever-juridical CNN, for example, focuses on the arrests: "Hundreds to be charged in court," reads the headline.

Most news outlets, however, can't resist the opportunity for a good old fashion us-versus-them report, and a few of them will even be so bold as to tilt their coverage in favor of one side or the other, empathizing with the police or the protestors. A Fox News affiliate in St. Paul, for example, seems to take the side of the police against the "unruly and violent" mob. There is no mistaking the tenor of the language in this report which classifies the demonstrators as "anarchists" who are "causing chaos" in the streets. For a different take, you can check out a Minnesota daily newspaper that takes up the showdown from both sides but nevertheless seems to make allegiance with the protestors. This is made clear less in the language than through the telling photograph of a lone demonstrator getting "hosed down" with pepper spray. She stands alone in the center of the image, cringing and hunched over as an intimidating line of masked police in full riot gear march at her, sticks held bent sinister across their chests. Nothing of their faces is visible behind the reflective plastic and the gas mask tube over the mouth.

However interesting it is to do this compare and contrast with national news stories, and whichever point-of-view you choose to take on the events in St. Paul, there is one very definite image that emerges from out of all the coverage, and it is best represented in these two paragraphs from the New York Times:

As the protests grew, scores of National Guard troops in riot gear and gas masks fanned out around the Xcel Energy Center, where the convention is being held, and set up a blockade about three blocks away. Police helicopters buzzed over St. Paul throughout the day. Humvees painted in fatigue green ferried water to police officers working in the 88-degree heat, and city dump trucks were used to block traffic on some streets.

At one point, a group of about 200 protesters — many wearing black bandannas across their faces and some wearing black balaclavas — roamed through downtown, shouting and chanting and throwing street signs and concrete planters in the road. At another point, a police officer grabbed one of the youths. Others wrested him away, then appeared to knock the officer to the ground. On one knee, the officer released an arc of pepper spray.

What an image! Step aside Alexis de Tocqueville, this is democracy in America.

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