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January 12, 2022 - 6:24pm
posted by Press Release in st. paul lutheran school, education, open house.
Event Date and Time: 
January 26, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

St. Paul Lutheran School will host an OPEN HOUSE for prospective students and families on Wednesday, January 26, 2022,  from 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. St. Paul Lutheran School offers Christ-centered education with small class sizes, individual attention for your child, a child-friendly environment with committed and dedicated staff. We offer three and four  year old pre-school as well as Kindergarten through 6th grade classes. For more information call 585-343-0488. St. Paul Lutheran School is located at 31 Washington Ave., Batavia.

November 3, 2021 - 10:01pm
posted by Joanne Beck in news, business, batavia, open house.



After 26 years of being cautious, solo beauty stylist Cheryl Fisher has decided to take the plunge into entrepreneurship. Her new business, Wisteria Studios Inc., is open for business at 617 East Main St., Batavia.

“This is kind of a lifelong dream. I never really expected it to come to fruition,” Fisher said Wednesday at her site. “I got lucky, and I fell upon this building. I’m stepping outside my comfort zone. God has me in this place for a purpose.“

Fisher, an Alexander native and Batavia resident, is proud to show off her business during an open house Friday. From 6 to 7:30 p.m., beauty professionals are welcome to check it out, ask questions and obtain more information about renting one of the two available studios. Friends and family may then also browse the gray marble floor, silver, white and gray-themed decor and a splash of painted lavender accents from 7 to 9 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be part of the celebration, she said. 

Fisher, a licensed cosmetologist, began her career with the late Joseph Gerace, who she credits for her success.

“I would not be where I am without him,” she said. 

She was with Gerace for 10 years before operating a home salon for another eight years. Then life happened, and a divorce prompted her to move her beauty services in 2012 to a shack next to O’Lacy’s on School Street. Nine years later she spotted her next venture: the former Kentucky Fried Chicken-turned-auto shop-turned computer store on East Main Street. 

Major renovations included a complete dig-out of the foundation via Bobcat, removal of the signature KFC cupola and other restaurant memorabilia left behind of the Colonel Sanders fame. Fisher wants to preserve the history of when the Lazarony family bought the building for KFC in 1963, and how it transformed into other businesses up to now.  

Floor space of 2,000 square feet has been subdivided into four studios.

“It’s gorgeous. Hopefully it’s going to stay like that for a long time,” she said. “There’s a common waiting room, a break room, a corridor and each stylist renting a space will be behind closed doors.”

Her dream included a studio salon at which clients aren’t clustered next to each other during services. So the studios — fully equipped with storage cabinets, freestyle dryers, a shampoo station and styling chair — provide a comfortable and private environment for each client, Fisher said. Add to that amenities of on-site laundry, WiFi, garbage removal and snow plowing. She already has one tenant to offer Mary Kay products, facials and classes, and is looking to fill two more spaces with stylists, a barber or esthetician.

Supported by a silent partner, Fisher said this venture has been filled with challenges, from lack of supplies due to COVID-19 to not being able to do hands-on shopping for decor and accessories. She wasn’t certain of what to name the place, and came across some wallpaper with purple wisterias dripping down from ceiling to floor. She liked the color, and locked in her business name after reading a definition of wisteria: “a plant that never settles and never stops growing,” she said. 

“The beauty industry is the same, it never settles and never stops growing. And that’s me,” she said. “I want (tenants) to come in, be happy, have fun and enjoy what they do. Everyone is their own entity, they all do their own thing. I’m looking forward to my own space, but having people in the building. I have put my lifetime investment into it.” 

For more information, call 585-343-1247 or email [email protected].



Stylist and business owner Cheryl Fisher works on a customer's hair at her new place, Wisteria Studios Inc. Photos by Jim Burns

July 13, 2021 - 6:30pm

We would like to share our vision for the old Valu/Country Max building just purchased. We would like to showcase vintage Ag machines, tools, toys, signs, memorabilia, etc. We also want to construct classrooms for 4-H, FFA, cooperative extension and the general Ag public to use.

We're super excited about this opportunity. Please contact Tim Call (Office: 585-343-1822 or Cell: 716-560-1822​[email protected] with any questions or suggestions!

July 10, 2021 - 9:00am

OPEN HOUSE - Sunday July 11th - 13 N. Lyon St. in Batavia.
 This house is the Mary Poppins of Batavia real estate...It’s perfect in every way! Beautifully updated, you will love the bonus room and the large second-story open porch. Three beds and two baths along with a finished third floor.

Come visit the open house Sunday between noon and 2 p.m. See you then! Click here to view my listings!

June 12, 2021 - 9:00am

4608 Bridge Road, Elba. Open House - THIS SUNDAY 1 - 3 p.m. Sitting on seven acres, this three bedroom, two bathroom property is located in the Elba Central School District. Enjoy the view from the above Trex deck, which leads you down to the concrete patio via spiral staircase. The finished walk-out basement has a sliding glass door leading to the pond, barn and the beautiful gazebo!

The gas-starter fireplace is perfect for cozy winters by the fire. The spacious kitchen is fully updated, including quartz countertops, oak cabinets, and a deep pantry. The staircases are extra wide and the flooring throughout the house has been updated. The septic system is brand new as of May 2021.

This house is a perfect balance of country living but conveniently located within 10 minutes of all amenities! Click here for more information & photos.

April 23, 2021 - 4:30pm

137 Vine St., Batavia. Open House - Sunday 12 - 2 p.m. Completely renovated and brought back to life! This city gem has the modern finishes and space you've been craving. 4 to 5 bedrooms and 2 full baths await.

Fully fenced backyard with sliding-glass doors to rear deck are perfect for owners with four-legged friends! Potential 1st floor bedroom, office, or Zoom Room.

Newer roof, updated electric, great floor plan, don't miss it! Negotiations to begin on Wednesday April 28th @ 6 p.m.

Call Chuck Flynn at Howard Hanna today or click here to view the listing.

March 25, 2021 - 3:43pm
posted by Press Release in news, st. paul lutheran school, open house.

Submitted photo and press release:

St. Paul Lutheran School in Batavia will hold an Open House for prospective families with students of 3-year-old preschoolers through sixth grade* on Friday, March 26 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 school year.

Registration forms are available on the website or by calling the school office at (585) 343-0488.

The school is located at 31 Washington Ave. in the City of Batavia.

Why St. Paul?

  • Five days of in-class learning.
  • Outdoor recess every day.
  • Small class sizes that allow for individual attention.
  • Small school creates close family atmosphere.
  • Three or five day option for 3- and 4-year-old preschoolers.
  • Chapel Service each Monday and religion lessons daily in classrooms.

For more information, visit the school’s website at stpaulbatavia.org.

*The school curricula is expanded to include grade six for the first time this upcoming academic year.

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