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August 19, 2014 - 4:35pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, elba, genesee county arc.

Genesee County ARC is having 5K Run/Walk in Elba on Sept. 20.

It starts at the ARC Day Habilitation Center, located at 4603 Barrville Road.

Check-in / registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 10 a.m.

There will also be music, fun, face painting, and more.

Funds raised benefit education through the local ARC's Mary Anne Graney Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Cost for the run is $15 for pre-registration, including a T-shirt. Walk-in registration on the day of the race is $20, with T-shirts only on an as-available basis (no guarantee).

Cost for the walk is $10 pre-registration and $15 for walk-ins. T-shirt availability same as stated above.

To register online:  www.geneseearc.org

For more information, contact Sandy at 343-4203, ext. 223.

February 6, 2012 - 2:05pm
posted by Billie Owens in Chamber Awards, Milestones, genesee county arc.

The Geneseean of the Year for 2011 is Donna Saskowski, executive director of the local chapter of NY ARC. The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce made the announcement today.

Saskowski will be among the honorees at the chamber's 40th Annual Awards Ceremony on April 14 at the Clarion Hotel in Batavia. The other recipients were announced Friday.

She is renowned for her service to people with developmental disabilities, her leadership skills and commitment to community development. In addition, she is praised for her ability to forge partnerships and collaborations, strengthen existing services and integrate people with disabilities into the community, thereby maximizing their opportunities for full participation.

A lifelong resident of the Town of Darien, she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Social Work from the University of Buffalo School of Social Work and has been on staff at Genesee ARC since 1989 and executive director since 2004.

Saskowski was named Social Worker of the Year in 2010 by the Western Division of the New York State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). In 2006, she was a member of the Community Health Foundation Leadership Fellows and she is a member of Leadership Genesee’s Class of 2005.

The other 2011 chamber award recipients (previously announced) are:

Business of the Year: Arctic Refrigeration Company of Batavia, Inc.  

Agricultural Business of the Year: Baskin Livestock, Inc.

Industry of the Year: Graham Corporation

Entrepreneurial Business of the Year: Adept Equipment Services

Innovative Enterprise of the Year: Palm Island Indoor Waterpark at the Clarion Hotel

If you'd like to attend the event, call Kelly J. Bermingham, at 343-7440, ext. 26, to make your reservations or with any questions you may have.

October 13, 2011 - 5:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in genesee county arc.

Genesee ARC is going to be featured on WGRZ-TV's "WNY Living" segment at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Area residents can tune into Channel 2 and take a look inside Genesee ARC’s Trash & Recycling program. Agency Executive Director Donna Saskowski and Trash & Recycling Coordinator Mike Smith are going to be interviewed in the feature that includes some great on-location video footage.

Genesee ARC has been providing trash and recycling services to the City of Batavia since 1983. This program employs as many as 20 individuals with developmental disabilities, while at the same time providing an invaluable service to City of Batavia residents.

For questions or information, please contact Shelley Falitico, Genesee ARC director of development at 343-1123, ext. 231.

July 21, 2011 - 2:44pm
posted by Billie Owens in genesee county arc.

From Genesee ARC:

Genesee ARC is in the final round of the Tops Charity Car Giveaway

During the first few days they have managed to stay right around number six (out of 10) in voting. The contest continues through 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 26.

Please vote and ask your friends and family to vote, too. If Genesee ARC is going to move higher in the ranking they need your help. That means INCREASING the NUMBER of people who are voting. They are up against some very large WNY nonprofit agencies, hoping to win this contest.

Together we can show them the wonderful community support of Genesee ARC. The Tops website is www.topsmarkets.com.

March 17, 2011 - 2:35pm

The Sprout Film Festival will be held this Saturday, March 19, at Batavia High School. It showcases films by and about people with disabilities.

Anthony DiSalvo, the director of Sprout, from New York City, will be the host. It is sponsored by Genesee County ARC.

Showings are at 2:30 and again at 6 p.m. The event is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

There will also be raffles and Sprout merchandise for sale. Concessions will be available from Friends for the Future.

Also, at 2:25 p.m. Genesee County ARC will be recognized with a Spotlight Award for March from GO ART!

The high school is located at 260 State St. in the City of Batavia.

UPDATED: Here's the lineup of movies, and their time length, to be shown at the Sprout Film Festival.

Program One -- 2:30 p.m.

"Be My Brother" -- 7 mins.

"King of Camp" -- 42 mins.

"Hands Away" -- 3 mins.

"Sheri and Paul" -- 11 mins.

"Street Anthem" -- 3 mins.

"Rudely Interrupted" -- 9 mins.

"Close My Eyes" -- 2 1/2 mins.

"Dreams" -- 4 mins.

"How Do I Feel About That?" -- 2 mins.

Program Two -- 6 p.m.

"Beyond Brothers" -- 20 mins.

"Jimmy" -- 2 mins.

"The Other Child" -- 13 mins.

"Dancing with Downs" -- 8 mins.

"Cocktails with Ben" -- 11 mins.

"Fathers' Voices" -- 14 mins.

"How's Your News? On the Campaign Trail" -- 27 mins.

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