holiday https://www.thebatavian.com/ en https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png holiday https://www.thebatavian.com/ Local Matters © 2008-2023 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Sun, 19 May 2024 10:19:39 -0400 https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Mon, 14 Nov 2022 18:30:00 -0500 Sponsored Post: Crossroads House annual Christmas Sale is this weekend and next https://www.thebatavian.com/lisa-ace/sponsored-post-crossroads-house-annual-christmas-sale-is-this-weekend-and-next/621770

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Sponsored Post: Oliver's Candies to host a garage sale this weekend https://www.thebatavian.com/lisa-ace/sponsored-post-olivers-candies-to-host-a-garage-sale-this-weekend/609937

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Spiritual Connection: Christmas Services Schedule https://www.thebatavian.com/olivia-bailey/spiritual-connection-christmas-services-schedule/584828 North Darien Bible Church- Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Christmas Eve 12/24
East Pembroke Site 4 p.m. - in the Hall. Corfu Site Midnight - Church. Christmas Day 12/25, Corfu Site 8:30 a.m. - Church, East Pembroke Site 11a.m. - Church 

Oakfield-Alabama Baptist Church- Christmas Eve Service on 12/24 at 7:00 p.m.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Stafford- Christmas Eve on 12/245:00 p.m. Lessons & Carols

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, LeRoy- Christmas Eve on 12/24 at 7:00 p.m. Family Oriented Candlelight Holy Communion Service

Indian Falls United Methodist Church- Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on 12/24 at 7 p.m.

East Bethany Presbyterian Church- Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on 12/24  at 7 p.m.

Everpresent Church- Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on 12/23  service at 7 p.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Church- Pajama Christmas Eve Service on 12/24 at 7p.m. @ 190 Oak St.

Please send updates to olivia@thebatavian.com

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https://www.thebatavian.com/olivia-bailey/spiritual-connection-christmas-services-schedule/584828#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/olivia-bailey/spiritual-connection-christmas-services-schedule/584828 Dec 20, 2021, 3:07pm holiday Spiritual Connection: Christmas Services Schedule Olivia Bailey <p><strong>North Darien Bible Church-</strong> Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Christmas Eve</strong> <strong>12/24</strong><br> East Pembroke Site 4 p.m. - in the Hall. Corfu Site Midnight - Church.&nbsp;<strong>Christmas Day 12/25</strong>, Corfu Site 8:30 a.m. - Church, East Pembroke Site 11a.m. - Church&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Oakfield-Alabama Baptist</strong></p>
Genesee County will participate in Stop DWI Holiday Season "High Visability Engagement" campaign https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-county-will-participate-in-stop-dwi-holiday-season-high-visability-engagement Press Release:

The Genesee County STOP-DWI Coordinator announced today that the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Batavia Police Department and the Village of LeRoy Police Department will be participating in a coordinated effort with the STOP-DWI program to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving. Law enforcement officers across New York State and STOP-DWI programs will be participating in special engagement efforts to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. The statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign start on Friday, December 17, 2021 and will end on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving. Remember: Impaired driving is completely preventable. All it takes is a little planning. If you are impaired by drugs or alcohol and thinking about driving, pass your keys on to a sober driver. Have a very safe & Happy Holiday season.

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Giving to others keeps quilters connected https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/giving-to-others-keeps-quilters-connected/583930
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Press Release:

In this second pandemic year, members of the Museum Quilt Guild, Batavia, NY, have again donated holiday themed bags filled with gifts to the local Salvation Army. Using a list provided by the Salvation Army, bags are filled with items for children ranging from infants to 15 years. In 2020, the total was 65 filled bags and over 100 empty bags for their use. This year, there were 64 Bags filled, 32 empty gift bags for their use, and 18 stuffed bears. Captain Rachel Moore, who accepted the donations said the teddy bears would be perfect gifts for the infants.

Giving to the community has always been a big part of the Guild’s activities. Since March of 2020, it has been a great way for members to stay connected. The guild was unable to meet in person for 15 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. “At first, as so many of us did, we all figured once the ‘Pause’ in New York ended, we’d get right back to our regular meeting schedule,“ said guild president, Martha Lorshbaugh. But as a couple of weeks turned into months, they realized they would need to find a different way to maintain their connections. One of the members who is an elementary school teacher had become somewhat of an expert at running Zoom meetings, so she took on the role of host for the members to meet virtually. In addition to the monthly meeting, sessions were added for members just to chat, called “friendship meetings.” Many did handwork as they chatted, so work sessions to share the “Community Service” projects they were working on were added. The community service committee arranged for members to pick up kits and supplies for these projects, and then drop off completed items. Many organizations were not collecting donations in 2020, but having all these items ready allowed the guild to provide many items when restrictions were lifted. This year the guild has donated quilts to provide comfort to individuals being served by the following organizations: the VA Medical Center in Batavia (19), NYS Home for Veterans (5), WNY Foster Closet (10), Lipson Cancer Center (10) and All Babies Cherished (2).

In addition to quilts to be used by individuals, the guild offers quilts to be used for fundraising by local organizations. In 2021 this has included one donation each to the Caledonia Library; Gateway Hospice, Attica; Presbyterian Church, Batavia and The Genesee Orleans Arc. Members are happy to fill needs other than quilts. Twenty-nine patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer at Roswell were also gifted with heart pillows to aid in their comfort and recovery.

The guild resumed in-person meetings last summer, meeting outdoors for the summer months. At that first meeting, many quilts were presented to be donated. In October, the guild was finally allowed back to their regular meeting space at the VA Medical Center. At each meeting, at least one item is presented at “Show and Tell” that will be given to the community service committee. “Quilters like to keep busy and knowing our work will give comfort to someone in need is a very good feeling!” said Ms. Lorshbaugh. The guild holds regular Community Service work sessions each year at their monthly meetings for the purpose of working on projects for donation. The next one will be in March of 2022. Organizations may make requests to the guild via our website: www.themuseumquiltguild.com, or Museum Quilt Guild, PO Box 268, Batavia, NY 14020.

The Guild is also excited to be able to invite the public to view our exhibit of “challenge” quilts at the Richmond Memorial Library in February. This had been annual exhibit until last year, so members are looking forward to another step towards a more predictable event calendar. New members are always welcome in the guild! Meetings are held the third Saturday of every month (second Saturday in December) at the VA Medical Center, 222 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY (Bldg 4, 2nd floor- use the patio entrance). Meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. You are welcome to attend two (2) meetings as a guest. If you decide to join, dues are $20.00 per year.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/giving-to-others-keeps-quilters-connected/583930#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/giving-to-others-keeps-quilters-connected/583930 Dec 15, 2021, 3:37pm holiday Giving to others keeps quilters connected Press Release <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/272202/2021-11/holiday_gift_bags.jpeg?itok=bhR6EFoE" width="400" height="300" alt="holiday_gift_bags.jpeg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p>Press Release:</p> <blockquote> <p>In this second pandemic year, members of the Museum Quilt Guild, Batavia, NY, have again donated holiday themed bags filled with gifts to the local Salvation Army. Using a list provided by the Salvation Army, bags are filled with items for children ranging from infants to 15 years</p></blockquote>
Master Gardeners book drive https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/master-gardeners-book-drive/583555 Press Release:

The Genesee County Master Gardeners are excited to announce that we will be collecting NEW, unwrapped BOOKS for the annual Toys for Tots campaign in conjunction with the Harvey C. Noon Legion. Collecting new books is a goal of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. Books enhance a child’s ability to read and to communicate effectively. The books that are collected will go to children and youth ages preschool through high school. A gift of a new book delivers a message of hope and instills self-confidence to children in need. You can drop off books at the Genesee County Cooperative Extension office, Monday – Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. We will have a collection bin set up near the reception area. Book donations can be made at the CCE office through December 6.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/master-gardeners-book-drive/583555#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/master-gardeners-book-drive/583555 Dec 13, 2021, 3:59pm holiday Master Gardeners book drive Press Release <p>Press Release:</p> <blockquote> <p>The Genesee County Master Gardeners are excited to&nbsp;announce that we will be collecting NEW, unwrapped BOOKS for the annual&nbsp;Toys for Tots campaign in conjunction with the Harvey C. Noon Legion.&nbsp;Collecting new books is a goal of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program.&nbsp;Books enhance a child’s ability to read</p></blockquote>
Breakfast with Santa https://www.thebatavian.com/events/breakfast-with-santa/582848 Come enjoy a pancake breakfast and have your picture taken w/Santa & Mrs. Claus! Donations accepted.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/events/breakfast-with-santa/582848#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/events/breakfast-with-santa/582848 Dec 10, 2021, 6:59pm holiday Breakfast with Santa Press Release <p>Come enjoy a pancake breakfast and have your picture taken w/Santa &amp;&nbsp;Mrs. Claus! Donations accepted.</p>
WBTA Annual Christmas Toy Drive for The Salvation Army https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/wbta-annual-christmas-toy-drive-for-the-salvation-army/582887 Press Release:

The Salvation Army of Batavia is proud to announce, for the 38th consecutive year WBTA’S annual Christmas Toy Drive with Ken Barrett Cadillac Chevrolet. COVID-19 has hit The Salvation Army especially hard, with the need for services being at an all-time high and funding down nearly 40-50 percent. The annual toy drive is a staple to The Salvation Army of Batavia and the local community. All toys (new unwrapped) donated go to children in the Genesee County area. To date, The Salvation Army of Batavia has nearly 200 families registered with more than 400 children needing toys this Christmas. They have seen more than a 30% increase in need this year due to the pandemic in just the Batavia area. “While the start of the Christmas season for The Salvation Army begins in the summer with planning, for me, the Christmas spirit is ignited with our annual toy drive,” said Captain Rachel Moore. “I feel the toy drive is what really signifies the holiday spirit in Batavia. It is overwhelming to see the generosity of our community as toy after toy is dropped off. This year, more than ever before, we are relying on the giving spirit of our neighbors to offer hope to children in need all over Genesee county. We are grateful to WBTA and Ken Barrett Cadillac Chevrolet for continuing a beautiful tradition that will help so many this year.” The Batavia Salvation Army has implemented additional precautions to make the toy drive a COVID-19 safe event. Those participating can simply drive up to the designated area at Ken Barrett Cadillac Chevrolet and open their trunk. A member of the Batavia Fire Department will collect the toys. If you cannot participate on December 10th, toys can be dropped off at The Salvation Army offices located at 529 Easy Main Street in Batavia Monday thru Friday between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

 

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Genesee Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert https://www.thebatavian.com/events/genesee-symphony-orchestra-christmas-concert/581368 Join us Friday, December 17th during our 20th Annual Wonderland of Trees, sponsored in part by Tompkins Bank of Castile and WBTA, to be serenaded by groups of musicians from the Genesee Symphony Orchestra. On Friday, December 17th from 6:30-8:00 various members of the GSO will bring the holiday spirit to the Holland Land Office Museum. December 17th will feature a flute quartet. Tickets to the concerts are $5 or $4 for museum members. Tickets are limited to 20 people due to space. Masks are required. The concert originally scheduled for Friday, December 10th has been cancelled.

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Batavia First United Methodist Church Cookie Walk & Craft Sale https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/batavia-first-united-methodist-church-cookie-walk-craft-sale/581104

Press Release:

Batavia First United Methodist Church will hold its annual Cookie Walk & Vendor / Craft Sale on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 10:00 am – 2:00pm.  The event will feature a large variety of homemade Christmas cookies for sale by the pound along with 35+ vendors and crafters with many interesting items for you or that special someone on your Christmas gift list.  There will be free pictures of the kids with Santa and the Kozy Korners Thrift Shop will be open.  Lunch will be available for takeout.  The church is located at 8221 Lewiston Road in Batavia.  For further information, call the church office at 585-343-4708.  Pictured are The Rev. Wayne A. Mort as Santa along with Children & Youth Coordinator Sandy Trimmer and Office Manager Anita Giles.

Photo provided by Diana German

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/batavia-first-united-methodist-church-cookie-walk-craft-sale/581104#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/batavia-first-united-methodist-church-cookie-walk-craft-sale/581104 Nov 29, 2021, 3:06pm holiday Batavia First United Methodist Church Cookie Walk & Craft Sale Press Release <p></p> <p>Press Release:</p> <blockquote> <p>Batavia First United Methodist Church will hold its annual Cookie Walk &amp; Vendor / Craft Sale on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 10:00 am – 2:00pm.&nbsp; The event will feature a large variety of homemade Christmas cookies for sale by the pound along with 35+ vendors and crafters</p></blockquote>