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July 10, 2012 - 11:43am
Event Date and Time: 
May 30, 2013 - 1:00pm to June 1, 2013 - 2:00pm
Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Parents can come with their children to meet Samantha and see her Victorian mansion.  The Dollhouse Lady will bring a real miniature Victorian  house and "artifacts" from the era.

Enjoy tea and light refreshments.

This program is for children in Kindergarten through Grade 6 and a parent.  Registration is required.

visit www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or call 585.768.8300


May 17, 2012 - 11:09am
posted by Sean Valdes in Le Roy, restaurant, D & R Depot, Server.
Company Name: 
D & R Depot Restaurant
Job Type: 

The D & R Depot Restaurant & Catering Services is looking for experienced severs.  Evenings and weekends are required.  Applicants may apply by e-mailing their resume to [email protected], or in person from 8am-10am, and 2pm-5pm daily.  Please note - we pride ourselves on our extraordinary service standards, applicants should enjoy making people happy and working in a very fast paced environment.  Compensation is based on the level service you give your guests.

April 11, 2012 - 5:48pm
Event Date and Time: 
March 28, 2013 - 9:00am to March 30, 2013 - 8:30pm

Saturday, March 30 - Saturday, April 6.

100's of books to choose from!!!!!!!

Open during regular Library hours: M-TH, 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The sale will close Saturday,  April 6 at Noon.

Hardcover- $1.00, Paperbacks and Children’s books- $.50

Bag Sale: Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. -  Noon

There will be a preview sale for our Friends of the Library members on Friday, March 29 from 5-6 p.m. Membership is $5. You may join anytime at the Library's front desk and the day of the preview sale.

February 22, 2012 - 8:54am
posted by Don Vickers in genesee county, Le Roy, Oakfield, Metal Detecting, don vickers.

My wife Becky and I will be traveling back to Genesee County in early May for our annual vacation visiting my family.  As many of you know I am an avid Metal Detectorist and am always looking for old homes to metal detect around.  I am currently living in the Kansas City area and my opportunities to detect older homes is limited due to the small population of the area up until the 1850's.

If you have a home that is older than 100 years old (the older the better) and would like to see what I can find in your yard let me know.  A lot of people tell me "You won't find anything in my yard" but I prove them wrong almost every time.

For more information about my hobby and who I am you can visit my website at http://www.mymdforum.com

While at home in Genesee County I will be driving around and knocking on doors in an attempt to get permission, who knows maybe I will knock on your door.



July 27, 2011 - 11:08pm
posted by lucie griffis in Le Roy.

Tonight was the night.  They rescinded closing the pool. It is still on the table.  Discussions are open.  They have committed to forming a committee to discuss all legalities.  The voices were strong for and questions were flowing, but it is amazing that we, the taxpayers, both direct and indirectly, have to fight for this.  As Mr. Welch stated this has come down to a public safety issue too.  

Our mayor had a nice letter that he and Mr. Welch had discussed things and we were lead to believe there was a LeRoy Pool, LLC that was interested in purchasing and running the pool.  We were mislead.  There is no group.  It is still the volunteers and private donors.  One thing is for certain THE WINDS OF CHANGE ARE COMING!  Granted not everyone wants the pool and as one person stated weighing needs and wants.  Well I believe if we are going to rebuild our industry here we need to start at the foundation of this community- THE POOL!  One taxpayer stood up and said when they started looking at our community they thought it was great we had a community pool.  She was, however,  saddened that the first year they were here the pool closed.  That was a selling feature to move here!  

I would like to say tonight I believe we all stood up for what is right.  I would like to stress that I am especially happy they rescinded the closing and even happier that Jennifer Keys, Village Board member motioned to have it that they committ to getting the committee together to check into all legalities and such for volunteers and donations.  As Mr. Rogers, another board member, stated we are closer than ever to coming to an agreement.  We are by no means near the end, but if we can unite as elected officials and citizens this will get done.  

We have that welling of support that got the pool built.  We have that community spirit.  We are beginning a new era of growth through change.  

I was very impressed that even our Town Board was in attendance.  It was mentioned that maybe even the Village could lease or sell it to the Town to run as they already have our Recreation program.  The possibilities are endless!

Just a reminder to never be afraid to have passion and stand up for what you believe in the possibilities are limitless!  When we each use our voices and come together anything is possible!

July 17, 2011 - 10:00pm
posted by lucie griffis in Le Roy, LeRoy community pool, LeRoy Village, TOWN OF LEROY.

It is sad to say but as we see with Bud's comment that there are always gonna be those who call themselves a realist. I, too consider myself a realist but with a different view. No matter what we have no one to blame but ourselves as a community that the pool was allowed to be neglected and became in this state. We have elected officials who represent us and sit on our boards and if we do not go to those meetings or ask questions they are who makes our choices. It is never too late to right a wrong. Stop focusing on all this loss of industry kinda stunts any growth we have as a community. Sometimes we have to take a leap of Faith and take a chance. This pool has been a big part of Le Roy for a long time. Yes some other communities have more industry, yes there is a tax cap going into effect, yes we have maintenance costs, blah, blah, blah- I could carrying on forever. WHAT WE DO HAVE IS A COMMUNITY THAT WANTS THIS POOL. WE HAVE TAXPAYERS THAT DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN WHO WANT THIS FOR THE YOUTH! Too much of our life focuses on what is negative. I am grateful for the Giamborone's donation offer. Every year with fundraising and possible other private donations we could get it up and running. We as taxpayers are always gonna complain about taxes- we pay too much, our boards make poor investments that in the end do not give the results we expected.....on, and on again. Let us not let the fear of what could happen outweigh any possibility of rebuilding our town and village to the wonderful community we used to be. I think if we can pull together to accomplish this it will be the beginning of rebuilding this community and the start of getting back our industrial base. We have to invest in what is here to build more. SAVE WHAT WE DO HAVE. Many youth in our community start great beginnings through our recreation program and our pool program. Yes there has been lower attendance. Yes many are lower incomes that use it. Big deal every community has that. The experiences our youth get from those that work our Summer program touch children's lives. I grew up at that pool every summer. I took swim lessons there. IT'S TIME WE TURNED OUR COMMUNITY AROUND. THIS POOL REOPENING IS ONLY THE BEGINNING TO WHAT WE CAN DO. Too many of us are busy and lose sight of what we do have here. We are a great place to live. We have great opportunity here. Let's focus on what we do have and build it back up. Enough of why we should not. You have nothing to fear but fear itself. Nothing grows from fear. OUR TAXES ARE GONNA GO UP ANYWAY. WE WILL ALWAYS COMPLAIN ABOUT THEM. NOTHING GETS DONE WITHOUT TAKING CHANCES. This is just the beginning of great things to come.


A big thank you to Jennifer Keys for deciding to make a difference in our community and being a great advocate for the possibilities that unfortunately we have been blinded to in our everyday lives.  Thank you to all who are stepping up and trying to get the ball rolling.  

It's about time we stop focusing on our losses and what we do not have.  New growth never comes without chances.  The time is now to start making this great community back to what it was.  No industry is gonna want to come here if we keep closing everything.  

July 8, 2011 - 7:00pm
posted by lucie griffis in Le Roy, LeRoy community pool, Le Roy Village, TOWN OF LEROY.

Attention all for the LeRoy Pool. I have heard through the grapevine that Mr. Welch is unable to make Wednesday's meeting. All need to attend because I have heard they are going to permanently close the pool if we do not attend and show interest. What a shame if we let them close our pool because we did not stand up for what we want! 


please show up and fight for what we want and need!

May 23, 2011 - 3:48pm
posted by Trisha Riggi in music, Le Roy, library, entertainment.
Event Date and Time: 
June 30, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Thursday, June 30, 7-8 p.m. In this adult program you will experience the music of West Africa through authentic African Drums. It is led by Katie Zelig and registration is required. There is a $3 fee. You may call 585-768-8300 or sign up at the front desk.

May 7, 2011 - 4:33pm
posted by Robin Walters in batavia, Le Roy, Stafford, Care-A-Van Ministries.

Care-A-Van was at Batavia Gardens for their weekly grocery distribution.  A group of women had gotten together to celebrate one of their friend's  birthday. Instead of bringing gifts for her, they all brought items that could be used to bless other mothers on Mother's Day. They  then created and donated the blessing boxes to Care-A-Van to distribute to moms and  and to children to have a gift to give to their mom on Mother's Day.

Here below is Bridget Ohlson, Co-Founder of Care-A-Van blessing one of the women that came to the truck today.


May 2, 2011 - 7:47pm

Millions of Americans wil unite in prayer at thousands of events from coast to coast to observe the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5th. The theme for this year is "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" and is based on the verse from Psalm 91:2 which states " I will say to the Lord my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.

In 1 Timothy 2:1-6 the Apostle Paul says, "I urge then,first of all, that petitions prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people--for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good and pleases God our savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.

According to these verses, we are urged to pray for all those in authority. We are to pray so that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This pleases God, and when you obey his word, it brings peace into your heart and life. The world in which we live may be in turmoil, but for those in Christ, there is peace, hope, and joy for the future. His word says that we should pray so that all people would come to a saving knowledge of the truth. The truth is that Jesus Christ gave his life as a ransom for all who call on him. He died on the cross for all so that we may be made holy and righteous in his sight.

In 2 Chronicles 7:14 God says, "If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray , and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from  Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Because of these verses in scripture and many more like them, I urge you to join us as we seek God in prayer.

The Batavia Assembly God Church will open its doors from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM.  There will be a variety of prayer stations set up where you can join us in focusing on specific areas of prayer. You may also stop by the altar or take up a seat in a pew and pray for your own individual needs. If you need prayer, there will be people available to pray with you.

There will be a bible study with a prayer emphasis on Wednesday night,  May 4th starting at 7:00 PM. We invite you to come and help us pray earnestly for our families , our communities , and our churches. Let us pray for our president and all our leaders who govern, that they will humble themselves and seek God's guidance. Everyone is welcome, and we look forward to seeing you there.

God is our mighty fortress in whom we can trust. May we trust him that through our prayers he will move upon our nation to bring healing, peace and his blessing. Let us pray that through our prayers people will come to know him and turn to him.


April 18, 2011 - 6:25pm

Today, Genesee Community College announced the Genesee County students who are among 612 on the Dean's List for the Fall 2010 semester. These students earned a quality point index (grade-point average) of 3.50-3.74.

The honorees, their hometowns and attendance status, are:


Jake Nadolinski, full time


Daniel Dudek, part time

Sabrina Herman, full time

Clayton Miller, part time

Teresa Morris, full time

John Ognibene, full time

Laurie Schwab, part time

Cindy Schwartz, part time

Stacy Wirth, full time

Lacey Wolfley, full time


Kassondra Conrad, full time

Andrew Greene, full time

Danielle Hirtzel, full time

Ely Winnie, part time


Jenise Albert, part time

Valeria Antonetty, part time

Jessica Barone, full time

Christopher Blachowicz, full time

Ann Brade, part time

Alex Brasky, part time

Katherine Clemm, full time

Neil DeLillo, part time

Richard DelPlato, part time

Nicole DiSalvo, full time

Erin Dobbertin, full time

Melissa Dorman, full time

Ian Dries, full time

Delores Dyer, full time

Ashley Falcone, full time

Charles Ferraro, full time

Kaelie Grazioplene, full time

Rachel Guppenberger, full time

Kimberly Gutzmer, full time

Brett Hake, part time

Shauna Hutchinson, part time

Kimberly Ianita, full time

Jessica Jaszko, full time

Katie Kosciolek, part time

Gregory Kryman, full time

Jenna Lynn Leach, full time

Shelly Lopez, full time

Elizabeth Martin, full time

Emily Mott, full time

John Mullen, part time

Colleen O'Donnell, full time

Daniel Oquendo, full time

Joseph Pedro, full time

Theresa Pellegrino, part time

Joshua Que, full time

Meagan Roese, full time

Amy Roggow, part time

Erin Ruzzi, full time

Erin Schafer, part time

Joseph Schlossel, part time

James Schnellinger, part time

Amber Shea, full time

Trisha Smith, part time

Brian Sprague, full time

Kathryn Svensen, part time

Mark Temperato, part time

Wendy Walker, part time

Todd Warren, full time

Katelyn Wickson, part time

Caitlin Wilkinson, full time

Mercedes Wollek, full time

Cameron Wright, full time


Karen Beaney, part time

Ryan Chatham, full time

Carrie Cooper, part time

Samantha Elliott, full time

Amanda Heale, full time

Gary Heale, part time

Kelsey Hill, part time

Cynthia Mack, part time

Rebecca Mosher, full time

Tavy Shippers, part time

Ashley Spangenburg, part time

Miranda Tardy, full time


Kevin Jackson, full time

Mark McLaughlin, full time

Timothy Nicholas, full time


Eric Allen, full time

Shannon Bartlett, part time

John Bernardini, part time

Patrick Betz, full time

Stacy Brockway, part time

Joseph D'Amato, full time

Lisa Falkowski, part time

Melissa Gardner, full time

Jessica Gerould, full time

Ashley Ingram, full time

Jamie Johnson, full time

Tracy Kearney, full time

Victoria Rebmann, full time

Kara Rykert, full time

Ashlin Thuman, part time

Dana Wolbert, full time


Larissa DeMuth, part time

Abigail Engel, full time

Nadine McClurg, part time

Alexander Muench, full time

Rebecca Piechowiak, full time

Michelle Waldo, full time


Sarah Baird, part time

Karen DeFelice, full time

Ian Lawson, part time


Lucinda Barber, part time


Michael Anauo, full time

Keenan Hughes, part time

Christopher Johnson, part time

Jeana Pfalzer, full time

Danyelle Scarborough, part time


Jennifer Beherns, part time

Joeylyn Berl, part time

Jacob Bortle, part time

Ashley Carney, part time

Jason Coniber, part time

Chad Cummings, part time

Margery Fitzsimmons, part time

Jamie Givens, part time

Bridget Grayson, part time

Anthony Macaluso, full time

Sharlene Majors, full time

Melissa Meadows, full time

Brenda Melton, full time

Caleb Nicodemus, full time

Joel Pitts, part time

Bethany Roth, full time

Katherine Stearns, part time

Jeremy Tiede, part time

Duane Weber, part time

Bradley Wight, part time

Sharon Wynn, full time


Kari Adams, full time

Amanda Bachorski, full time

Ariel Bentkowski, full time

Kristen Casper, full time

Julie Mendez, full time

Kendra Moak, full time

Sara Mooney, full time

Nathan Oaksford, part time

Veronica Rebert, full time

Maria Sanders, full time

Olivia Waldron, full time


Matthew Berkemeier, part time

Daniel Case, part time

Marie Hart, part time

Jeannie Kirch, part time

Brian Leach, full time

Emily Mess, full time

Julia Sallade, full time

Deborah Schroeder, full time

Peter Sherman, part time

James Smart, full time


Amber Carmichael, part time

Jacob Cone, part time

Mark Williams, part time

Genesee Community College offers more than 60 academic programs and certificates, including the brand-new Veterinary Technology A.A.S. degree and Polysomnographic Technology A.A.S. degree, (the study of sleep disorders).

Genesee is accessible through seven campus locations throughout Western New York, as well as through online classes in the Distance Learning Program.

College housing is available at College Village, just a three-minute walk from the Batavia Campus. With small class sizes and state-of-the-art technology both inside and out of the classroom, Genesee Community College is known for being "high-tech" and "high-touch." Find out more at <http://www.genesee.edu >.

March 16, 2011 - 4:38pm
posted by Trisha Riggi in Le Roy, library, children.
Event Date and Time: 
April 7, 2011 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

On Thursday, April 7, from 3:15-4:15 p.m. for grades 4-6. The theme of this month's discussion is "friendship." Read any book about friends and discuss it with our group. While we chat we'll make friendship bracelets. Snacks are also provided. Register by calling 585-768-8300. New members are ALWAYS welcome!

March 16, 2011 - 4:32pm
posted by Trisha Riggi in Le Roy, library, children.
Event Date and Time: 
April 5, 2011 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

On Tuesday, April 5 our Junior Friends will meet from 3:15-4:15 p.m. This program is designed for grades 4-6. We will discuss the results of "Game Day" and possible ideas for summer programs. Register by calling 585-768-8300. New friends are ALWAYS welcome!

March 16, 2011 - 4:25pm
posted by Trisha Riggi in events, Le Roy, woodward memorial library.
Event Date and Time: 
April 7, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

Tuesdays, Apr. 7 - May 19, 6:30-7:00 p.m.

This group is for ages 3-6. Listen to stories and sing songs.  Learn rhymes, fingerplays, and sign language.  Tell stories with puppets and the flannel board.  Each story time ends with coloring and bubbles.

Registration is required.  Children must be at least 3 by the first session.  This session begins Tuesday, April 10 and runs through Tuesday, May 19.

Limit of 15 children. Register online at www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or by calling 585-768-8300.

March 16, 2011 - 3:54pm
posted by Trisha Riggi in music, Le Roy, library, Programs.
Event Date and Time: 
March 24, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

On Thursday, March 24 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. we will start a four session adult program hosted by Katie Selig. You will experience the tradition of music in West Africa through authentic instruments. The next sessions will continue, April 28, May 26, and June 30. You may attend one or all of the sessions. Registration is required and there is a $3.00 fee per session. Please call 585-768-8300.

March 16, 2011 - 3:40pm
posted by Trisha Riggi in Le Roy, library, local history, program.
Event Date and Time: 
March 22, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

On Tuesday, March 22 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Greg Kinal, Pembroke Central High School teacher and local historian will conduct this interesting exploration into the life and times of European immigrants at the turn of the century. Registration is required. Please call 585-768-8300.

March 16, 2011 - 3:32pm
posted by Trisha Riggi in Le Roy, library, computer, Programs.
Event Date and Time: 
March 21, 2011 - 11:00am to March 23, 2011 - 7:00pm

Monday, March 21, 11:00-11:30 a.m. or Wednesday, March 23, 7:00-7:30 p.m. Intro to Facebook is an adult program that includes creating an account, changing your profile and uploading and posting photos. Registration is required. Please call 585-768-8300.

October 26, 2010 - 11:22pm

Trevor Lee | Age 16 | Junior at Batavia High School

His role: Thenardier

"Les Miserables has been an phenomenal experience and I can confidently say that others share the same sentiments. I have met some many wonderful new people and I am enthralled to have shared this experience with everyone.

Les Miserables is a very profound and heart wrenching show, but despite all of the strife, there are glimpses of comedy which my character and his "charming" wife provide. Every cast member has something to bring to the stage, allowing our production to really shine."

Alex Black| Age 18 | Nursing major at SUNY Brockport

His role: Javert 

"Rehearsals are fun because we MAKE them fun. Lynda (Hodgins) is a great director and likes to get things done and get down to business, but us kids like to loosen her up. The good thing about the cast is we usually know when to get serious and when to mess around. Either way, rehearsals always turn into a fun time with friends. 

People should come to this show because even though it is set in a time much earlier than 2010 it is still very relatable to most audiences. What I personally love about this show is how emotionally attached everyone gets to the characters. 

You can't help but feel bad, sorry, a whole spectrum of emotions for each individual character. It makes for quite the heart wrenching performance but thats what people look for in a show. Even a cold hearted audience member could shed a tear watching Les Mis."

Sydney Alexis | Age 17 | Senior at Notre Dame High School, Batavia

Her role: Factory girl/ensemble

"Rehearsals are great. After a long, irritating day at school they're just what I need. I get to actually be somewhere with people who share the same interests as me and who don't judge. My favourite part of the whole thing has got to be the process of thinking up and the making of a big secret surprise that won't be revealed until Halloween night! I can't say much more... Stay tuned!

Les Miserables is, without a doubt, power in musical form. The show is filled with tough, painful lessons on love, revenge, failure and hope. There is a lot to get from the story and everyone will leave with a piece of it- from a song in their heart to a tear on their cheek. You're going to learn something from this show. And I guarantee you're going to love it."

Jake Bortle | Age 17 | Senior at Leroy Jr./Sr. High School 

His role: Jean Valjean

"Above all, rehearsals have been extremely rewarding. Watching the show come together even in the past few days really puts my dreams into reality. I have always wanted to play this role and having it finally come true, and with such a talented cast, really makes everything worth while. 

My favorite experience in the show would have to be my favorite song, 'The Confrontation.' I love singing this song with Alex (Black, who plays Javert). Being onstage with sets, costumes, hair, and make-up, this scene really intensifies. Every single time we sing it, it gets more and more intense. 

But to keep this short, people should come see the show because it's awesome. But really, the talent in this cast is something you would not expect from people our age. Every single person is putting all they can into the show, and it really shows. The quality of this show really is fantastic and will blow anyone out of their chairs."

For more info, including ticket prices and show dates, on Les Miserables School Edition, click here or become a fan Encore! Theatre Arts on Facebook by clicking here.

October 9, 2010 - 8:26pm
posted by Ethan Thompson in football, Le Roy, sports, cal-mum.

In Cal-mum and Leroy's 77th game against each other, Cal-mum defeated Leroy 42 to 0. Since it was Leroy's homecoming game, the stands were filled with excited fans and school attendees. Unfortunately for them, Leroy took a hard loss.

Jon Cappotelli had 19 carries, 98 yards, 1 touchdown run.

Christian Hallett had 1 carry, 41 yards, 1 touchdown run.

Trevor Haut had 6 carries, 28 yards, 1 touchdown run.

Tyler Lauffer had 10 carries, 57 yards, 2 recoveries and 2 touchdowns.


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