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November 6, 2014 - 7:06am
posted by Billie Owens in events, Christmas, hlom.
Event Date and Time: 
November 21, 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

The Holland Land Office Museum
131 W. Main St., Batavia, NY
Wonderland of Trees Gala
Friday Nov. 21st from 7 – 10 p.m.
Gift Basket Raffle Now Open
for more information & tickets call the museum
343.4727
General Admission $20
Museum Members $15

November 3, 2014 - 2:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in events.
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December 6, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

The second annual Christmas in the Park, a lighted tree celebration representing area families, businesses, churches, etc. will take place starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Village Park.

Also, there will be a ceremony and Christmas sing along with Santa, refreshments and fun!

The Elba Betterment Committee announces that Christmas trees go on sale from now until Nov. 25th and cost $30. Order forms available at Chap's Elba Diner.

Contact Joanne Soules 409-3183 for more information.

October 28, 2014 - 1:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, hockey.
Event Date and Time: 
November 1, 2014 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

This Saturday, Nov. 1, is Homecoming for the Batavia Ramparts Youth Hockey Association. The theme of this year’s event is “Pink the Rink.” Special festivities start at 9 a.m.

Games start at 10 and our State qualifying Midget 16U team plays at 8 p.m. against Rochester Youth for 1st place in the division.

All of the Batavia Ramparts youth hockey teams playing home games will be showcased. Games will be played at all levels all day long so please join us at Falleti Ice Arena, 22 Evans St., Batavia for some great hockey.

October 24, 2014 - 3:05pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, events, Halloween.
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October 26, 2014 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm

The 22nd Annual Halloween Parade will take place this Sunday, Oct. 26. Line will form starting at 12:45 p.m. on the west side of Genesee Country Mall/City Centre near Dan's Tires.

Small children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Wagons or sleds strongly recommended.

Parade begins at 1 o'clock. There is no rain date. Listen to WBTA for cancellations by 11:30 a.m.

The first 100 children 10 and under in costume only will receive a special free gift compliments of Oliver's Candies.

October 24, 2014 - 2:56pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, Alabama, fire prevention.
Event Date and Time: 
October 24, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Town of Alabama Volunteer Fire Department will host to the public a Fire Prevention Fun Night and Open House this evening, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8. It will be held at the Recreation Hall at 2230 Judge Road/Route 63, Alabama.

Free food and drinks, door prizes, obstacle course, Mercy Flight Helicopter will land. Wear a costume for a chance to win Smoke Alarms.

October 24, 2014 - 2:11pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, GCC, College Village.
Event Date and Time: 
November 11, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

What: College Village Open House
When: Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Genesee Community College
College Village Student Residential Community
8170 Batavia-Stafford Townline Road
Batavia, NY 14020

The College Village Student Residential community at Genesee Community College invites the community to an Open House at its two newest buildings on Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 4-6 p.m. The Village staff will show off Hemlock and Lilac halls, recently completed and now housing GCC students.

October 24, 2014 - 1:33pm
posted by Billie Owens in events.
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November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The staff of the WNY Tech Academy, the new six-year regional high school will be hosting three informational sessions during the first week of November.

In Genesee County, a session will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Nov.  5th at Batavia Middle School. For more information on the WNY Tech Academy please visit wnytechacademy.org.

October 19, 2014 - 1:54pm
posted by Billie Owens in events.
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October 19, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

The Genesee Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014 season at 4 p.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church, Batavia.

Raffaele Ponti will conduct the orchestra for a program titled "Reformation Symphony." The guest artist is organist Ann Emmans. Pieces include Felix Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 5, and Camille Saint-Saens, Symphony No. 3.

Tickets are $15 each and available at the door.

October 18, 2014 - 2:10pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, John Gardner.
Event Date and Time: 
October 25, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

For the 18th year in a row, Batavians (and others) will gather to read from the works of author John Gardner on an October evening. This year's edition of "Batavia Reads John Gardner" will be held Saturday, Oct. 25th, at 8 p.m. at the Pok-A-Dot.

For more information call Bill Kauffman at 585-757-2455 or e-mail Charley Boyd at [email protected]

October 18, 2014 - 2:02pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, Le Roy.
Event Date and Time: 
November 7, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

The premiere Fall for Le Roy will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, on Main Street in Downtown Le Roy.

All are welcome for a night out shopping, food and live entertainment, brought to you by local Main Street businesses. Explore what Le Roy has to offer with a variety of open houses and demonstrations -- such as a barn quilt demo.

Find the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/658568870924478/
Contact Jim DeLooze for more information: (585) 768-2402.

October 14, 2014 - 2:36pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, richmond library.
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October 29, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

A special edition of Reel Discussion is planned for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Richmond Memorial Library.

Everyone is invited to watch the movie and join in a group discussion about it afterward.

"Hocus Pocus" is the film: "You're in for a devil of a time when three outlandishly wild witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy) return to 17th Century Salem, Ma., after they're accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters.

October 14, 2014 - 11:32am
posted by Billie Owens in events.
Event Date and Time: 
October 27, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Tonawanda Valley Collectors Club Meeting will be held beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27. The topic for this month’s meeting will be Antiques Roadshow from NYC.

Club member Frances McNulty and her friend Linda Shepard went to NYC in August and they took some items to be appraised. They will tell us what it is like to be part of this great and interesting event.

So bring some friends with you to hear what it is like at large special events such as the "Antiques Roadshow." See you there!

Contact: Mary Yunker -- 344-0111

October 11, 2014 - 1:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, Halloween.
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October 18, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:25pm

From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18th, the Batavia Cemetery Association will host a candlelight guided ghost walk through the Historic Batavia Cemetery on Harvester Avenue in Batavia. The tours will feature the famous and infamous movers and shakers who shaped and influenced the City of Batavia.

The guided tour will bring guests to meet men and women of Batavia who, for various reasons, held great power and exerted great influence in their day, were victims of tragic events, or both.

October 11, 2014 - 1:51pm
posted by Billie Owens in Batavia Cemetery, events, Ghost Walk.

Press release:

From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18th, the Batavia Cemetery Association will host a candlelight guided ghost walk through the Historic Batavia Cemetery on Harvester Avenue in Batavia. The tours will feature the famous and infamous movers and shakers who shaped and influenced the City of Batavia.

The guided tour will bring guests to meet men and women of Batavia who, for various reasons, held great power and exerted great influence in their day, were victims of tragic events, or both.

Some of the ghosts who will tell their stories on the tour are: Philemon Tracy, one of the few Confederate officers buried in the North; Ruth, the unknown victim of a horrendous murder; Joseph Ellicott, a man of great power and great flaws; and William Morgan, the man who disappeared and was allegedly murdered before he could reveal the secrets of the Masons.

Tours begin at 7 p.m. and run every 15 minutes until 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes refreshments. Tickets are available at the gate the day of the event at Historic Batavia Cemetery, Harvester Avenue, Batavia. Reservations are suggested. Proceeds benefit the upkeep and restoration of the cemetery. For more information, or to make reservations, contact 343-0248.

Join us for some spooky fun!

October 10, 2014 - 3:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, Vibrant Batavia.
Event Date and Time: 
October 10, 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. 10th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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>

October 9, 2014 - 11:41am
posted by Billie Owens in events.
Event Date and Time: 
October 14, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

An all-you-can-eat dinner, featuring a delicious variety of soups and breads (and dips, too), will be available for five bucks on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Batavia First United Methodist Church.

Time is 5 to 7 p.m.

The church is located at 8221 Lewiston Road (Route 63) in the Town of Batavia.

All are invited.

Phone is 343-4708

October 9, 2014 - 11:26am
posted by Billie Owens in events, Stafford.
Event Date and Time: 
October 22, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

It's that time of year again! The Annual Fall Harvest Auction of the Stafford Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the courtroom of the Town Hall, located at 8903 Route 237, Stafford.

Please contact Sue at 344-0834, if you wish to contribute usable / sellable produce or items.

October 8, 2014 - 12:03pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, batavia cemetery association.
Event Date and Time: 
October 25, 2014 - 5:45pm to 8:00pm

On Saturday, Oct. 25th, Graham Corporation will present and the Batavia Cemetery Association will host the "RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!" 5K RACE and KIDS FUN RUN. Runners will start on their 5K course inside the candlelit historic cemetery at dusk.

After exiting the Historic Batavia Cemetery onto Harvester Avenue, participants will follow the course signs through the city and back into the main gate where they will finish on the candlelit path.

October 8, 2014 - 11:56am
posted by Billie Owens in events, SADD.
Event Date and Time: 
October 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

SADD will host a dance for middle schoolers (grades 6 thru 9) inside the Genesee Community College Forum from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24.

Cost is $3 for those who wear red, in celebration of Red Ribbon Week, and $5 for those not wearing red. Drinks and popcorn will be available at a low cost.

All proceeds will go to Genesee Countywide SADD.

For questions or more information contact:

October 8, 2014 - 11:10am
posted by Billie Owens in events, Rowell Mansion.
Event Date and Time: 
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Landmark Society of Genesee County will present a lecture entitled "Batavia Mansion Centennial: Restoring Rowell" by Diane Kastenbaum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Reading Room at Richmond Memorial Library.

The public is encouraged to attend.

Kastenbaum will share her experiences living in and restoring one of Batavia's grandest residences, known as the Rowell Mansion.

Businessman E.N. Rowell built the unique Beaux Arts residence at 71 Ellicott Ave. in 1914. The current owner will inform listeners about its 100-year history.

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