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July 15, 2010 - 6:41pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in events, music, Le Roy.
Event Date and Time: 
July 22, 2010 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The Village and Town of Le Roy are set to host the "Music in the Park" series, which will take place at Trigon Park every Thursday until the end of August, lasting from 6:30 until 8 p.m. each night.

For more information, call 768-2527.

July 13, 2010 - 10:27pm
Event Date and Time: 
July 21, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Woodward Memorial Library, at 7 Wolcott St. in Le Roy, will be treating adult patrons to "Summertime Cooking Creativity" from 7 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 21.

Those who attend will see firsthand how simple and fun cooking can be!

Susan Presher, food services director for the Caledonia-Mumford Central School District, will provide summer cooking tips and recipes.

For more information, call the library at 768-8300.

June 25, 2010 - 6:04pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in Le Roy, breakfast, Buffet, Event, Churches.
Event Date and Time: 
July 17, 2010 - 7:30am to 10:00am

The First Baptist Church, at 5 E. Main St. in LeRoy, will hold a Country Breakfast Buffet from 7:30 to 19 a.m. on Saturday, July 17. Proceeds will benefit the church.

Items to be served include: ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, coffee cake and beverages. Takeouts will be available as well.

The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and under.

Call the church at 768-7600 for more details.

June 22, 2010 - 9:25am

For a year-end project, I thought it would be cool to take some video and pictures of music- and arts-related activities -- respectively -- in the Genesee County schools.

The following video is 20 minutes long and divided into two parts (Youtube limits most users to about 10 minutes per video). It features concert footage from various schools in the county.



June 5, 2010 - 11:17am
posted by Daniel Crofts in events, Le Roy, Tom Rivers, woodward memorial library.
Event Date and Time: 
June 23, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Tom Rivers, local author and longtime staff writer for the Batavia Daily News, will be at the Woodward Memorial Library to discuss his book, "Farm Hands: Hard work and hard lessons from Western New York fields." Attendees will be able to purchase copies of the book and have them signed.

This will take place at the library, which is at 7 Wolcott St. in LeRoy, from 7 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23. Registration is not required.

June 4, 2010 - 11:25pm
posted by Tracy Byrnes in batavia, Le Roy, elba, Oakfield, byron, alexander, pembroke, Pavilion, Stafford.
Event Date and Time: 
June 11, 2010 - 7:00pm to June 12, 2010 - 1:00am


May 13, 2010 - 11:37pm
posted by Robin Walters in batavia, Le Roy, elba, Oakfield, alexander, pembroke, Darien, Bethany.
Event Date and Time: 
May 15, 2010 - 11:30am to 4:00pm

The Sons of God Motorcycle Club will be hosting a Bike Blessing at Stan's Harley Davidson 4425 W. Saile Drive, Batavia, NY  this Saturday, May 15th.

The event will be held from 11:30 AM-4:00 PM.  There will be hotdogs and pop available for $ 3.00.

The band Wales Road will be featuring Live Rock and Roll music. They are a "Blues based metal with a Christian frosting".

For more information call Ron at 585-455-9590 or you can find more information at


April 30, 2010 - 6:27pm
Event Date and Time: 
May 6, 2010 - 6:30am to 6:00pm

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April 24, 2010 - 10:51am
posted by Darrick Coleman in Le Roy, Blogs.

Does anyone know why there are so many cars parked at the park and ride on 19 in LeRoy? As far as I could find out the Rochester Park and Ride no longer comes out to LeRoy.

March 3, 2010 - 8:15am
posted by Jennifer Keys in Le Roy, LeRoy politics, local village elections, LeRoy News.

We don’t think that everyone in the village of LeRoy is being represented fairly and equally. 

We are running for office for Village Trustee positions, because we believe in fair and equal representation.

We are concerned about a local law proposing that sidewalks be paid for by the adjacent landowner.  That’s unfair because: 1) not all people in LeRoy have sidewalks yet they have equal access to the existing sidewalks; 2) people who live on corner lots will be responsible for twice as much sidewalk as the average homeowner; 3) the law is discriminatory because the Village can come to homeowners demanding replacement of sidewalks without a reason why. 

November 30, 2009 - 8:00pm
Event Date and Time: 
December 5, 2009 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Community Holiday Bazaar & Upcycling Event

at the Knights of Columbus behind Save-A-Lot

Come celebrate Christmas in small town tyle. Save gas. Save time. Catch up with old friends. Come browse the deals. Shop local this Holiday. Many area vendors with great prices just in time for those last minute gifts.

Events of the day:

-Over 15 area vendors

-Children's Activity Corner

-Silent Auction

-Terracycle Upcycling

Money raised to be donated to LCCP and LeRoy Food Pantry.

November 26, 2009 - 9:42am
posted by Jennifer Keys in politics, Le Roy.

I hope that everyone will continue the discussion on the LeRoy pool. It has been very informative and exciting. During the pool discussion the infrastructure in LeRoy was brought up. 

So what are your thoughts on the infrastructure? Roads, water, sewer, trees, sidewalks, curbs, ... . Last year there was serious issue with the sewers on Munson Street where houses in the middle of the street had the sewers backed up into them...Where does that specific issue stand today? What has been done to address it? Has there been an accurate assessment of what and why it happened? 

Please feel free to mention anything that has to do with infrastructure please. I know that there has been some controversy concerning sidewalks on Munson Street and in other areas. What are your thoughts on what needs to be addressed and what it says about our community?

Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving.  

November 24, 2009 - 12:50pm
posted by Jennifer Keys in politics, Le Roy, Event, LeRoy community pool.

I hope you have taken a look at the LeRoy Pool Poll from Sunday's LeRoy Penny Saver, and maybe even filled it out.

I'm curious to know what everyone's thoughts are on the poll?

I've heard some interesting feedback already, such as why do we have to fill out our names and addresses, asking if you are a homeowner or if you rent could make people feel that their opinion may be weighted or even discounted based on the answer, what about those who may be don't own or rent but who are old enough to have an opinion and to contribute to the economy, it sounds negative and doesn't focus on the earning potential...

What are your thoughts? Do you think it hits the topics? Do you think it accomplishes the purpose? Do you have any thoughts about specific questions? Is it thorough enough? Is it confusing?....

As always, I look forward to the enlightening conversation and thank you in advance for your participation.

November 22, 2009 - 12:37pm
posted by Amy Weidner in Le Roy.


LeRoy's 9th annual "Turkey Trot" 5K Run/Walk drew a crowd Saturday morning. People of all ages met at the Summit Street tennis courts to raise money for LeRoy Nursery School.

"Past students and board members come out to run," said current board member Debbie Chipre, "people come back. It's a small community."

With the help of several sponsors, trotters raised $700 in funds that will be used to support the nursery school.

turckytrot_t.jpgThe 5K course, which is the equivalent of 3.1 miles, began at the tennis courts and ran the length of Summit Street and back. All participants received a Turkey Trot T-shirt and the chance to win one of several raffle prizes.

"Our bigger sponsors donated the money and the smaller ones provided the products for our raffles," said Karen Samis, president of the nursery school board of directors.

Race winners took home a turkey and raffle winners got to choice from several prizes including Mary Kay products and gift certificates to local businesses.

LeRoy native 18-year-old Jake Krautwurst was the first to cross the finish line, clocking in at 18.30 minutes. The rest of the participants weren't far behind. While some chose to run, others walked and a few children rode bicycles.

The 10th annual Turkey Trot is already planned for Nov. 6 next year. Until then, you can support the nursery school, of course. The next fundraiser is a special breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 6 at McDonald's in LeRoy.

November 19, 2009 - 7:42pm
posted by Jennifer Keys in Le Roy.

Why do you think we have so many abandonned houses in LeRoy?

What do you think should be done with the houses?

November 12, 2009 - 7:12am
posted by Jennifer Keys in community, politics, Le Roy.

I'm very curious to know your thoughts on sidewalks.

What do you think about sidewalks? What do sidewalks say about a community? Are some sidewalks more important than others? What is your favorite kind of a sidewalk (slate, brick, cement, dirt path...)?

November 3, 2009 - 10:55pm
posted by Jennifer Keys in politics, Le Roy.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate my opponent for Le Roy Town Council, 2-year term, Kelly Lathan, on her win this evening. I will be calling you tomorrow (thought it kind of rude to call this late as your daughter might be sleeping).

Thank you so much to every one who helped and supported me with my campaign. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to meet so many new people and hear their concerns. This has been a wonderful experience and I look forward to many more.

October 13, 2009 - 10:50pm
posted by Amy Weidner in construction, Le Roy.

I'm sure you've heard the joke that in Western New York there are only two seasons - winter and construction. Around this time of year, the road work wraps up and we are able to enjoy the results of our paid taxes. Unfortunately, not all taxpayers are pleased.

This was the first topic of discussion at the LeRoy Town Board meeting Thursday night. Randall Road resident Paul Mooney brought attention to concerns he had about the work done in his and his neighbors' front yards.

"They did the water project out there much to the dissatisfaction of almost all of the folks on that short strip," he complained.

"I think my driveway is the biggest problem that I have. Installing the pipe along the road required that the construction company dig up a good portion of residents' lawns and driveways to complete the project. When they finished, the way they repaired the lawns and driveways were not up to everyone's standards.

Mooney was left asking, "...where do we go from here?" The board assured him that they would have the work reviewed again, but other residents have taken repairs into their own hands. Another Randall Road resident spent over $1,000 of her own money to have her damaged driveway repaired to its pre-construction condition.

While the building process was a temporary nuisance, the scars are here to stay. The driveways show apparent damage that no homeowner wouldn't appreciate. When does improvement become damage? 


Randall Road Driveway

This driveway shows a wide strip that was taken out along with a concrete patch placed there to repair damage. There are no plans to bring the property back to its original state.


NOTE: Randall Road is a county road and the construction was carried out with the Genesee County Highway Department, not the Town of LeRoy Highway Department.

October 12, 2009 - 12:37pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy, Pavilion, Five Star bank robbery.

It's been a rough couple of months for the Hawkins family of Le Roy.

Lori Hawkins, after 32 years working for area dairy farmers hasn't been unable to find a job. On Sept. 5, her second-oldest son, Mike Burrs, died at age 31 after a lifetime battle with a congenital heart disorder.

Now her 25-year-old son, Nick A. Hawkins, is charged with robbery, accused of handing a demand note to the cashier at the Five Star Bank branch in Pavilion last Monday. He is in Genesee County jail being held on $25,000 bail.

We first met Lori Hawkins at a dairy rally at Dale Stein's farm organized by Assemblyman Steve Hawley. She showed up with a cardboard sandwich sign that read "Exp. milker 4-hire. Unemployment benefits denied. Labor dept. not much help. Can you afford to hire me? I want to work!"

So far, Hawkin's efforts to land a job haven't panned out.

Hawkins said she knows how to milk cows, care for calves, administer medication and do any of the tasks associated with being a dairy farm hand. But her experience doesn't seem to matter much these days.

"Now they're hiring Mexicans," Hawkins said. "I'm 50 years old. They look at me and I think they think I'm too old. I don't know what they are thinking."

Hawkins is the mother of four children, but she said Nick is always the one she had trouble with. School counselors advised her when he was young that Nick might be borderline ADD (Attention-deficit disordered). She said he's never been properly checked out, but wonders if he might be bipolar or have obsessive-compulsive disorder.

"When he was younger, he would always act out and then regret it later," Hawkins said.

Nick Hawkins has a criminal history that Lori said started when he was a teenager. At 14 or 15, he he was accused of stealing a bike.

She said Nick was on probation from 2002 to 2007 for stealing a four-wheeler, plus she's heard of various petty crimes.

"I'm sure he's done stuff that I don't even know about," she said.

Lori said she last saw her son one evening last week and they watched TV together.

"It (news of the bank robbery) was a shock to me," she said. "I didn't even know about it."

She said Nick has no stable work history. He learned welding at BOCES and has some dairy farm experience ("I taught him how to milk cows," she said), but he never seems to be able to hold a job.

"I don't know if he develops an attitude problem or what," she said.

The death of Mike Burrs has been hard on the entire family, Hawkins said, and there's been some dispute over what to do with Mike's belongings, which includes a snowmobile and a dirt bike. Nick didn't want his grandmother to sell those items, Lori said, and the issue upset him.

"Since his brother died five weeks ago, I've been telling him he should go to counseling," Lori said. "But he's 25 years old. He's not going to listen to what his mother tells him to do."

October 8, 2009 - 11:52am
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, fire.

The odor of something burning in a structure at LeRoy High School has been reported and a Pavilion pumper truck and a ladder truck have been requested. It's at 9300 S. Street Road.

A three-man crew is now at the scene. A LeRoy ladder truck is in route. Wyoming County is also ready to respond.

UPDATE: heard on scanner: "They can get to (the smoke) from inside -- they don't need a ladder. Response: "I don't want them inside now."

Ladder truck now on scene.

UPDATE: Smoke is definately coming from the building, which has been evacuated.

UPDATE (12:07 p.m.): Bergen's fire truck is being returned to service. Pavilion is staying on standby. Students are being let back into the school. Things are under control.

UPDATE: (12:18 p.m.): All units are back in service.

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