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May 16, 2020 - 11:34am
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Some sort of parade through the city prompted police to respond after the Emergency Dispatch Center received complaints the participants were running red lights and blocking intersections.

March 31, 2020 - 2:45pm

Greg Kinal, Pembroke Teachers Association president, has put out a letter to the Pembroke school community calling for a "Thinking of You" drive-by parade along a route now being planned. Participants are to assemble in the Pembroke High School parking lot at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 3.

Here's the letter:

Dear Pembroke School Community:

As we continue with this terrible event in our lives, I thought it would be nice to take a break, have some fun, boost some spirits, and come together (separately) as a school community and tell this great school district how much they mean to us.

Therefore, the PTF would like to invite everyone to join us in a “WE’RE THINKING OF YOU” parade this Friday, April 3.

We will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the High School parking lot to get organized. The PTF will have washable markers for you to write on your back windows or you can make your own signs. At 1:00 we begin with Officer Reeves leading the way with lights blazing. The route will be established by Donna Hackett and we are planning on arriving back at school around 3:00.

The PTF has invited the SRP (School-Related Professionals) union to join us and I have been told that a number of empty buses will be in our parade. I have been informed that the fire companies will be represented. We would also consider it an honor to have our administrators with us as well as the whole school community.

Please keep in mind that:

  • At all times we must keep the 6 foot distance between us.
  • Everyone will be in their own cars, so invite any family member to join you. 
  • Please use the bathroom prior to coming to school, as entering the building would be counterproductive to distancing.
  • If you have masks, wear them.
  • Patrick will speak to all of us in the parking lot prior to leaving so we know what his plan is to keep us all together.
  • We will announcing this event on Facebook, Twitter and other venues so families are aware of the parade.

PTF members who plan on attending please email your building reps who will then pass the numbers along to me. SRP’s please contact Cheryl who will also pass the number to me. Administration and all others please make your intentions known by emailing me. If we could all do this by Thursday, April 2, that would be appreciated and once Patrick has the number he will have ample time to assess his traffic plan. 

On a personal note, my wife, who has been really Roswell (-bound) and housebound for months will be joining us.

With great respect to you and I hope to see everyone on Friday.

Questions? Email me.

Greg 

[email protected]

October 28, 2019 - 11:32am

Another fall day in Batavia, NY, USA...

Photos and information submitted by Kathy Ferrara.

Batavia's Original and the Kiwanis Club of Batavia held their second annual Halloween Parade on Sunday.

Their trek through wind and rain from Dan's Tire to the pizzeria at Harvester Avenue and East Main Street was rewarded with food, games, a magician, a costume contest and prizes. Of course there was plenty of candy!

Judges were Batavia City Council President Eugene Jankowski Jr., Genesee County Sheriff William Sheron Jr., city fire Capt. Greg Ireland and city fire's EMS Program coordinator Tom Douglas.

The magician was Doug Ireland. Harvester 56 Theater actors were present in some amazing costumes.
 
A macabre little man in black...
Batavia's Original owner Kathy Ferrara greets parade participants upon their arrival at her pizzeria.

Kindred spirits, wild and woolly...

A gruesome twosome...

Fishing...sorta...

The morbid wedding party...

It was magical...or was it?

Spiderman was a boy once, with regular folks and a little sis -- it was enough to make him want to climb the walls...

July 19, 2019 - 1:04am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, parade, video.
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July 13, 2019 - 10:20pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Oatka Festival, oatka parade, parade, video, Le Roy.
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June 10, 2019 - 6:55pm
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Saturday residents of Bergen enjoyed perfect weather for the 30th Bergen Park Festival and the annual parade.

Watch for two more videos we'll post later from the Bergen Festival.

May 27, 2019 - 5:05pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Memorial Day, batavia, parade.
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September 3, 2018 - 10:47pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in labor daze, news, Oakfield, parade.

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May 28, 2018 - 4:37pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Memorial Day, parade, news, batavia.

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September 4, 2017 - 3:46pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Oakfield, parade, news.

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Photos from today's parade in Oakfield.

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July 15, 2017 - 10:49pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, Oatka Festival, parade, news, notify.

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September 5, 2016 - 6:30pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Oakfield, Labor Day Parade, parade, news.

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P.S.: I'm not adopting any of the dogs Volunteers for Animals brought to the parade today. Promise.

Here's some drone footage shared by Timothy Wojkowski.
July 16, 2016 - 10:10pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Oatka Festival, parade, Le Roy, news.

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It was a perfect day for a parade in Le Roy and the annual Oatka Festival Parade went off without a hitch.

One of the highlights of the parade was the performance by the Preston Scout House Band, of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, which closed out the parade (top photo and bottom three photos, with more in the slide show).

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August 7, 2015 - 10:23pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in elba, parade, Onion Festival.

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July 18, 2015 - 7:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, Oatka Festival, parade.

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June 6, 2015 - 10:39pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in St. Joe's, parade, Lawn Fete, batavia.

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August 9, 2014 - 10:13am
posted by Julia Ferrini in batavia, elba, parade, Onion Festival.

The 78th Elba Onion Festival kicked off Friday with the opening of the carnival and evening parade. The festival is one of the largest fundraisers for the Elba Fire Department.

Just up the road a bit from the festival is the Elba Muckland; there, red, white and yellow onions grow, which gives the festival its name. 

One bit of trivia: Onions are one of the largest vegetable crops in the United States.

The festival continues throughout the day today.

June 13, 2014 - 11:17am
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July 26, 2014 - 7:00am to 11:55pm

Byron Heritage Festival   July 26, 2014

 

      Where is the center of the Universe?  On Saturday, July 26, it will be Byron, New York.  So look it up on MapQuest, orient your GPS and set your Bat-radar for Byron.  Your life will improve, the community’s spirit will be lifted, flags will wave, and the world will be better!  Just look at these great activities and special events taking place throughout the day:

 

June 8, 2014 - 12:15pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in batavia, community, parade, people, Lawn Fete, St Joseph, sunny, blue skies.

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