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October 2, 2014 - 12:12pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, events, Vibrant Batavia.
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October 3, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Vibrant Batavia and Lisa Barrett, a resident of Pringle Avenue, will be hosting a Pizza Party & Park Clean-up at Pringle Park on Friday, Oct. 3rd from 5:30-7:30 p.m.. The forecast is not looking promising, so we have scheduled a rain date as well for Oct. 10th from 5:30-7:30. If we need to cancel due to bad weather, please check out our Web site for updates at www.VibrantBatavia.com <http://www.VibrantBatavia.com>

September 20, 2014 - 3:19pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, elba.
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October 11, 2014 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

The annual Barn Dance to raise funds for the Elba Historical Society will be held starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. It's at Torrey's barn on Route 98, two miles south of Elba. Look for a white barn, red roof and a windmill.

The Front Porch Pickers will kick things off at 4. Then at 6:30 Kelly's Oldtimers will perform and everyone can round and square dance until they are good and tired!

Good food will be available. Coffee, tea and cocoa are free.

Hay bales will be there to sit on, but you are welcome to bring your own chairs.

September 20, 2014 - 2:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, elba.
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September 25, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Elba Historical Society will host a program on "Old Bottles" presented by Gary Harkness. It will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Elba Firemen's Hall at the Four Corners.

Harkness will show bottles from Batavia, Oakfield, one-of-a-kind from Byron, and a new acquisition and also one-of-a-kind from a Dr. C.L. Curtis, who practiced in Elba from 1851 to 1871.

The regular meeting will follow and there will be discussion about the upcoming Roast Beef Dinner & Basket Raffle to be held Oct. 2 as well as the Barn Dance on Oct. 11.

September 20, 2014 - 2:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in events.
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September 24, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Community Action of Orleans & Genesee will hold a free "Poverty Simulation" the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 3 at the Batavia First United Methodist Church, located at 8221 Lewiston Road (Route 63) in Batavia. It will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 24, by contacting Nathan Varland, director of Housing and Support Services at 589-5605 or e-mail:   [email protected]

Citizens, decision makers and leaders are urged to attend.

September 20, 2014 - 1:22pm
posted by Billie Owens in events.
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September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Drum and bugle corps legends come together to perform and hear their very own Kenny Peterson starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 27 at The City Church.

The show will feature some of the most exciting performers and performances that you are ever going to experience. These musical greats along with their supporting cast of more than 100 musicians are here to entertain you and your families, and hear the legendary Kenny “Ace” Peterson himself.

The show is being held to raise money for Crossroads House, a comfort home for the
terminally ill.

September 16, 2014 - 1:10pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, hlom.
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September 23, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

The Holland Land Office Museum will host its annual Chicken & Biscuit Luncheon from 12 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Genesee County Office for the Aging, located at 2 Bank St. in the city.

Cost is $10 per person. Call the HLOM at 343-4727.

The event is catered by D&R Depot.

The speaker will be the new Genesee County Historian, Michael J. Eula. His topic will be "Genesee County, the Holland Land Company, and the Fabric of Amercian History."


September 16, 2014 - 12:40pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, events, alpacas.
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September 27, 2014 - 10:00am to September 28, 2014 - 5:00pm

Northwoods Alpacas, located at 6499 North Lake Road in Bergen, is one of four area alpaca farms participating in the seventh annual Alpaca Country Trail on Sept. 27 and 28.

It is the only participant in Genesee County.

Rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you are welcome to visit these farms located along a 30-mile route.

This free event is part of National Alpaca Farm Days.

September 16, 2014 - 12:15pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, business.
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October 2, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The grand opening of an exhiibit about local shoemakers p.w. minor will be held at the Holland Land Office Museum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2.

Light refreshments will be served.

The museum is located at 131 W. Main St. in the City of Batavia.

September 10, 2014 - 3:28pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, events.
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September 19, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Refuse 2 Lose Martial Arts school has joined forces with a worldwide anti-bullying program called Hyper Bully Defense. The goal of this program is to reach a million youth and spread the anti-bullying message.

The school is holding an anti-bullying seminar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19th. The event is free to the public and open to anyone who would like to attend.

Refuse 2 Lose Martial Arts
214 East Main St., Suite 7


September 10, 2014 - 2:29pm
posted by Billie Owens in events.
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September 27, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The 13th annual Batavia Blue Devil Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at Terry Hills Restaurant and Banquet Facility.

Social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6. Cost is $30 per person.

These are this year's inductees:

September 9, 2014 - 12:24pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, Stafford Historical Society.
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September 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Stafford Historical Society will have their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall at 8903 Route 237, Stafford.

The speaker will be Lynne Belluscio, director of the Jell-O Gallery Museum. Her topic will be "Caldrons," (also spelled cauldrons) -- the history of them to include uses, their size, where still found and other miscellaneous and interesting little-known facts. Everyone is welcome.

September 9, 2014 - 12:02pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, Pavilion, Stafford.
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September 14, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sleds of Stafford will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14 at BW's Restaurant, located at 11070 Perry Road in Pavilion.

This is the annual Snow Show & Vintage Snowmobile Show.

For more information visit http://sledsofstafford.com

September 8, 2014 - 1:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in events.
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September 10, 2014 - 11:00am to 10:00pm

Not asking for any money! Just eat PIZZA!

Notre Dame Hockey Fundraiser at Big Pauly's Pizza in Batavia! Pies for Pucks!

When: Wednesday Sept. 10th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pauly will Donate $2 for every LARGE Pizza sold. Coach Staley will be working at Pauly's to help out for the night!

PLEASE Order a couple large Pizza's for Pick-up, Delivery ... or stop in for lunch or dinner! We are raising money for our trip to NYC this year to play Iona Prep and Fordham Prep.

Let's keep Pauly's jumping all day, and raise some money for the kids!

September 5, 2014 - 11:46am
posted by Billie Owens in events.
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September 21, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Great athletes will be at the Western New York Sports Card Expo at Batavia Downs on Sept. 21.

The event will feature: Dave Bing, Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Lou Piniella, Jose Canseco, Gayle Sayers, and Ric Flair.

The Expo runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Parking is free. Admission is $5 and includes $5 in free play for those 18 and older. Children under 8 get in free.

(The "4 actors from The Sopranos" who were originally billed as taking part have all cancelled their participation, according to the event promoters.)


September 4, 2014 - 2:39pm
posted by Billie Owens in events.
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September 8, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Genesee Community College administrators will welcome to campus donors who've contributed to the College's scholarship funds and students who've received scholarships, as well as two outstanding graduates who have excelled in pursuing their career goals for the Discover the Stars reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8.

The event will be held in the Stuart Steiner Theatre located in the Genesee Center for the Arts on the GCC Batavia Campus, One College Road, Batavia.

September 4, 2014 - 11:17am
posted by Billie Owens in events.
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September 27, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

The 2nd Annual Traditional Martial Arts Association Tournament will be held at the Batavia High School Gym Saturday, Sept. 27th with eliminations starting at 10 a.m.

The Tournament will consist of Sparring (point fighting), Individual Kata (forms), Team Kata, Weapons Kata, Self Defense, and MMA Grappling.

August 26, 2014 - 4:07pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, veterans, terry hills.
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August 30, 2014 - 6:40am to September 1, 2014 - 5:50pm

Press release:

Terry Hills Golf Course, located on Clinton Street Road in Batavia, will be participating in a community event to benefit the families of service men and women.

August 22, 2014 - 5:50pm
posted by Billie Owens in events.
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August 24, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Of all the promotions presented during the live harness racing meet at Batavia Downs each year, the Dachshund or “wiener dog” races have become the most popular.

This year the wiener dog races will be held Sunday, Aug. 24, during Family Fun Day at Batavia Downs. Sponsored by Genesee Feeds of Batavia, a total of 10 heats will be contested with eight wiener dogs in each race. The first race will begin after the last live harness race of the day, which will be approximately 4:20 p.m.

August 20, 2014 - 2:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in events.
Event Date and Time: 
September 20, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Press release:

Niagara Frontier Dairy Goat Association is hosting a Goat Education Field Day to be held Saturday Sept. 20 at the Genesee County Fairgrounds in Batavia.

The following workshops will be held:

August 14, 2014 - 2:25pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, batavia peace garden, red creek.
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August 16, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Batavia Peace Garden on Main Street is featuring the band Red Creek from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 16. So if you're ambling around Summer in the City, come on over and hear some great tunes!

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