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Sponsored Post: Adam Tabelski deserves to be returned to City Council in Batavia

By Lisa Ace

On November 8 there is an important local election happening in Batavia. Batavia residents, don’t forget to vote for Adam Tabelski.

Adam Tabelski has brought professionalism and integrity to Council, not to mention the experience of having been a trustee and mayor. He has worked extensively in the public and private sector, and he values common sense decision-making. On the campaign trail, Adam has heard the message from City residents: they want roads and sidewalks repaired, they want safe and healthy neighborhoods, they want an active downtown core. Those are broad objectives he will keep fighting for on City Council.

Oh, and although not a “lifelong resident,” Adam Tabelski is a Batavian by choice… and that’s more important! Exercise your right to vote. Vote Adam Tabelski for City Council-At-Large on November 8!

You're invited to the public dedication ceremony of the new veterans monument in Stafford

By Lisa Ace

Please join us in a public dedication ceremony of the new veterans monument in Stafford to honor all veterans who served. At the helm of the committee is 91 year old, Helen Batchellor, who spearheaded all of the fund raising events which includes a chicken BBQ, selling patriotic bracelets, and asking for donations.  

You’re cordially invited to join us on Saturday November 12, 2016 at 1pm at the Illette Park in Stafford, NY. The park is located at the intersection of Route 5 & Route 237. 

Sponsored Post: This Country Ranch is new to the market & a must see!

By Lisa Ace

Solidly updated country ranch in great location! This 3 bedroom 2 full bath home has not one thing to do but move in and decorate! Home has been newly remodeled and updated with beautiful hardwood floors! Living room is roomy but cozy and has eye catching brick wall fireplace which looks into pretty maple kitchen with all new stainless appliances and double oven for those that love to cook! This home features a beautiful bright and airy sun room with cathedral ceiling and lots of windows and pretty sliding door which walks out onto one of the three porches!! On almost one acre yard is nicely landscaped with stamped concrete patio work and surrounded with fields! Large workshop off attached garage for hobbyist and oversized high and dry basement! Something for everyone and easy to see!  Click here to view the complete listing for 7973 State Street Road. Call Lynn Bezon at Reliant Real Estate today at 585-344-4663!

Sponsored Post: Join the YMCA during our Fall Membership campaign and all fees are waived!

By Lisa Ace

Fall back into savings at the Batavia YMCA! Stop into the Y to get your joining fee waived during our fall membership campaign. The campaign runs now through Sept. 18th and we will waive the joining fee for any new or returning member. As an extra incentive, anyone who stops in during our campaign and signs up will receive a $10 off program coupon and a free family guest pass for a family friend to try the Y. For our current members, bring someone into the Y with you and if they sign up for a new membership* and complete the member referral form, you can receive a $50 credit toward future YMCA membership dues or program registrations. Stop in soon before these great deals are blown away! *Excludes membership upgrades. Click here for more information.

Sponsored Post: Celebrate Fall with River Spring Lodge! Book today!

By Lisa Ace

As the summer heat begins to fade, Western New York welcomes the comfortable temperatures of Autumn and the breathtaking beauty of Fall foliage. Sugar maple trees in flaming red are contrasted with a symphony of yellow, gold, evergreen and purple. The Grand Canyon of the East at Letchworth State Park is surrounded by a forest full of striking Fall colors as people come from all over the world to explore this natural wonder arrayed in Autumn splendor.

In October the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show draws its largest crowds. As travelers enjoy the scenic beauty, new vintages of wine can be sampled on the Lake Erie and Niagara wine trails of New York. Even the majestic Niagara is more stunning with the backdrop of trees in all their Fall colors. In the Village of Wyoming the end of summer is celebrated with the AppleUmpkin Fall Arts Festival.

This year Carolyn and I will be welcoming guests to Western New York’s premier boutique hotel and dining destination -- River Spring Lodge. Our country estate is surrounded by 100 acres of woods and the Fall foliage on site is breathtaking. Enjoy the view from your balcony, sitting by the shore of the trout pond or at a table on our patio as you sip a glass of wine. After a day of sightseeing, enjoy a country gourmet dinner in our Bistro Tuesday through Saturday, or experience a truly exceptional five-course fine-dining experience, with or without wine pairings, each Friday and Saturday at The Chef’s Table.

To celebrate our recent opening, from Sept. 1st to Oct. 30th we are offering all of our rooms for a two-night stay for the incredible low price of $150 per night. This price is for any room even our king suites on any available nights including Friday and Saturday. Act quickly for the best room selection for your Autumn couple’s getaway. Book Online with promo code: AUTUMN FOLIAGE or call us at 585.708.4212 for this special rate.

Sponsored Post: Purchase your Wine Walk tickets today!

By Lisa Ace

We are very excited for the 7th Annual Wine Walk on Oct. 1st from 3-8 p.m. Purchase your tickets today, they won't last long! Tickets are available here at the Yngodess Shop, Valle Jewelers, Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle, and T-Shirts Etc.

Sponsored Post: WNY Gas & Steam Show 50th Anniversary Rally is September 8-11th!

By Lisa Ace

WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association Schedule of Events:
Daily Demonstrations: Threshing, Working Blacksmith Shop, Saw Mill & Model Demonstrations, Pumpkin Cannon.

Thursday, September 8th - Gates Open at 9am
9:00am - Opening of Huge 170 Vendor Flea Market
3:00 - 6:30pm - Pasta Dinner
4:00pm - Consignment Auction - Auctioneer: Bontrager Real Estate
7:00pm - Truck Pull - Street Legal Stock 4x4

Friday - September 9th - Gates Open at 9am
9:00am - Flea Market
12:00pm - Old Time Tractor Stone Boat Pull
3:30pm - 6:30pm - Live Music - “Shopkeepers” Concert
4:00pm - 7:00pm - Live WCJW Broadcast
5:00pm - Steamed Sweet Corn
7:00pm Start - Tractor Pull, Steamer Pulls, Exhibition Team Pulls, Semi Trucks, Superstock, Modified and Superfarm
Tug-A-War - Steam Engine vs. Kids - during evening Tractor Pull Performance
7:30pm-10:30pm - Live Music - “Kelly’s Oldtimers” - Round & Square Dancing

Saturday - September 10th - Gates Open 9am
9:00am - Flea Market
10:00am - Tractor Pull - Antique -Semi-Antique - 1959 & older, EGTPA & Stock - Off the lawn garden tractor & team pulls - continuing through day & evening.
10am - Dick Davis Memorial Dedication
12pm - 50th Rally Parade - Followed by Carla Wright Memorial Dedication
2:00pm - Live Music - “Alexander Firemens Band” Concert
3:30pm - 6:30pm - Live Music - “Shopkeepers” Concert
4:00pm - Benefit Concert for Veterans - Multiple bands - Sponsored by Sacred Heart Productions, LLC
5:00pm - Steamed Sweet Corn
Tug-A-War - Steam Engine vs. Kids - during evening Tractor Pull Performance
7:30-10:30pm - Live Music - “Don Newcomb & Rawhide” - Round & Square Dancing

Sunday September 11th - Gates Open at 9am
9:00am - Flea Market
9:00am - Church Service
10:00am - Car Show
12:00pm - Tractor Pull - Farm Stock & Team Pulls
1:00pm - 3:00pm - Live Music "Niagara Frontier Fiddlers” Concert

For more information on the event, click here to visit us online.

Sponsored Post: Register today for the Genesee ARC Friends & Family 5K!

By Lisa Ace

Register today for the 12th annual Genesee ARC Friends & Family 5K on Sept. 17! This event is a memorial to Mary Anne Graney -- parent, educator, advocate and friend of the ARC. Her dedication to the people with development disabilities and their families have enriched countless lives. The Graney family is pleased that funds raised in this event will help benefit education through the Mary Anne Graney Memorial Scholarship. For more information, visit us online at For questions, please contact Sandy Konfederath at 585-343-4203, ext. 223, or by email: [email protected].

Sponsored Post: 2 Open houses this weekend! Visit Lynn Bezon from Reliant Real Estate!

By Lisa Ace

Saturday August 13 - 11am-1pm • 12 Church Street in Elba - A lot of house for the money and priced below assessment these owners are serious and priced it to sell!! A must see inside to appreciate. Updated roof, siding and windows. Extra family room, gas stove in living room. Galley style kitchen with laminate floors plus some with carpeting. Nice back yard, with recently landscaped front yard with new porch-just a great Village home!! Click here to view the complete listing for 12 Church Street in Elba.

Sunday August 14 - 11am-1pm • 14 Maple Avenue in Corfu​ - Beautiful home in heart of the Village! Super solid and updated thru out-windows, furnace and C/A, H2O tank, kitchen, baths, flooring, carpeting and painted thru out! This home is awesomely laid out starting with the super-sized back entranceway for the million shoes that the huge walk in pantry/laundry area-two of the best rooms in the house!! Home also features large bright airy rooms that are so pretty. Outside has 1 full acre in the Village with great 2 car garage patio area also home has back wrap around porch area overlooking back patio-perfect entertaining spot! Must see!
Click here to view the complete listing for 14 Maple Avenue in Corfu. Call Lynn Bezon at Reliant Real Estate today at 585-344-4663!

Sponsored Post: You're invited to the grand opening of the River Spring Lodge!

By Lisa Ace

You are invited to attend the grand opening & ribbon cutting ceremony at River Spring Lodge on Friday, Aug. 12, at 5:30 p.m. followed by a grand opening reception and tours lasting until 9 p.m.

The Genesee and Wyoming Chambers of Commerce will celebrate with the new owners Chef Dave and Carolyn Hamer, invited guests, elected officials, and friends. The grand opening celebrations will continue on Saturday, Aug. 13th, from 6 to 9 p.m. with a complementary reception and tours of the boutique hotel and dining destination.

The full-service hotel and corporate retreat is nestled on 20 tranquil acres, provides luxurious guest rooms that include a three-course breakfast. The inn offers seven beautifully appointed guest rooms that are smart, modern, comfortable and luxurious. The inn also hosts dining options at both The Bistro at River Spring Lodge and the Chef’s Table.

Guests attending the Grand Opening receptions will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win complementary dinners for two at The Bistro at River Spring Lodge or a five-course dinner for two at the Chef’s Table. Take advantage of deep discounts and reserve rooms at exceptionally low rates for a future stay. Each evening a 15-percent discount will be given to the first two groups to reserve the entire lodge for a private event!
The public and media are encouraged to attend.

  • Who: River Spring Lodge
  • What: Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting and Reception
  • When: Friday, Aug. 12 -- Ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Open House from 6 to 9 p.m. & Saturday Aug. 13 • 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Where: River Spring Lodge, 1961 A Church Road, Darien Center, NY 14040

Business Contact: Dave Hamer (585) 708-4212. For more information visit:

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