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Assemblyman Steve Hawley Announces Monroe County Town Hall Meetings for July 18

By Steve Hawley








As part of his ongoing constituent outreach events, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) is inviting members of the public to join him at a series of Town Hall meetings to be held on Saturday, July 18 throughout Monroe County. 


“Serving as your state representative is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I am proud and honored to serve you.  In order to ensure your voice is heard in Albany, I am hosting this series of Town Hall meetings and I hope you will come to share your thoughts and concerns with me,” said Assemblyman Hawley.


All members of the public and press are invited and encouraged to attend.  For more information regarding this series of Town Hall meetings or for more information on future meetings, please call Hawley’s district office at (585) 589-5780.

Assemblyman Steve Hawley’s Monroe County Town Hall Meetings:

Saturday, July 18


10 a.m.
Clarkson Town Hall
3710 Lake Road


11:30 a.m.
Hamlin Town Hall
1658 Lake Road

Parma and Hilton

2:00 p.m.
Parma Town Hall
1300 Hilton Parma Road



Assemblyman Steve Hawley to Host Boater Safety Course on June 20

By Steve Hawley









As date approaches, Assemblyman reminds public to sign up


Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia), in conjunction with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Parks and Marine Unit and New York State Parks Police, is hosting a free Boater Safety Course for the public.  The course will be held on Saturday, June 20 at Hamlin State Park.


“We are fortunate to live in one of the best tourist destinations in the Northeast.  This summer, I encourage everyone to rediscover their own backyard and am inviting all boaters to join me at this free and informative event,” said Hawley.


New York State law requires that all boaters pass an 8-hour boater safety course if:


§         You operate a personal watercraft, such as a jet ski, and are at least 14 years of age; and/or

§         You wish to operate a motorboat (other than a personal watercraft) and you are at least 10 years old and less than 18 years old.


Steve Hawley’s free Boater Safety Course is an officially-recognized 8-hour safety course, as required by law.  Subjects covered include proper equipment, the rules of the water, buoys, safe operation, accidents and special activities.  Although the course is free, there will be a $10 fee for processing a permanent boater safety certificate with the New York State Department of Parks.  Anyone caught boating without a safety certificate may face fines and/or imprisonment.


Assemblyman Steve Hawley’s Boater Safety Course

Hosted in conjunction with

the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department

and  New York State Parks Police


Saturday, June 20, 2009

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants should bring a bagged lunch


Hamlin State Park, Shelter 1

1 Camp Road

Hamlin, NY 14464


RSVP by calling Assemblyman Hawley’s office at 585-598-5780




Hamlin Music Fest Fundraiser to Support Burn Program at Strong Memorial Hospital

By Carole Dowling


Hamlin Music Fest Fundraiser to Support Burn Program
at Strong Memorial Hospital
Back-to-back bands will provide non-stop music from 2 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Firemen’s Field in Hamlin to raise money for the Burn Program at Strong Memorial Hospital.
This is the Music Fest’s fourth year and more than 2,000 people are expected to rock around the clock to the music of eight local bands continuously playing on two stages. Some of the bands scheduled to appear are Swamp Moose, Cactus Soul, This A.M. Static, Emerald City, and Julie Dunlop with High Maintenance.
In addition to the music, the Hamlin Fire Department will be cooking up food available to purchase: Zweigle’s hots, pizza, sausage, burgers, drinks and beer. There will also be raffles between sets, games and more. Some of the raffle prizes include dinner certificates, massages, pedicures, and spa treatments for your dog.
Admission to the Music Fest is $5 per adult. Children twelve and under will be admitted free. Advance sale tickets are available by contacting Steve Lauth at, or Ginger Eller at All proceeds will go to support the Burn Program at Strong Memorial Hospital. Last year, the Music Fest raised $3,200, and organizers expect to top that figure substantially this year to support the programs and services at the Burn Program.
Event founder and organizer Steve Lauth said, “We are looking forward to growing this event into one of Hamlin’s biggest and best family-friendly festivals and to contribute to a good cause at the same time. We can’t think of a better recipient than the Burn Program at Strong. There are so many young kids and teens who have been badly burned, and the Burn Program at Strong is the best place to go; we know they’re in good hands when they go there. We hope everyone will come out and join us and the Hamlin Fire Department to have a good time and raise some money for this life changing program."
The Burn Program at Strong Memorial Hospital is the only Level One Regional Trauma Center in the area and is the state’s largest and most modern trauma and burn facility outside of New York City, providing comprehensive burn care to patients of all ages from the time of acute injury through long-term rehabilitation.
Firemen’s Field is located at 1503 Lake Road, Hamlin, NY. For more information on the festival please visit, or

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