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First Penance at St Joseph’s Church

By Press Release

Congrats to Ben and Lillian Coggiola on making their First Penance at St Joseph’s Church.


Deacon Henry Moscicki leading a Penance service


Teacher Jane Balbick in red.

Photos: Late season sunflowers on Wortendyke Road

By Howard B. Owens


The flowers in the sunflower field along Wortendyke Road have mostly faded, though there are a few blooms that are still radiant, and yesterday was another beautiful late summer evening so the field remained a popular destination for area residents.

Above, Ayo Jr., Tobin Carson, Ayomi and Jasmine Pitan pose for a picture in the field.



Ella Houseknecht and MacKenzie Lavrey.

Photo: God Loves Everyone

By Howard B. Owens


James Spiecher, of Rochester, was in Batavia today for a funeral and he and his grandson Jaxon took a short walk down East Main Street and stopped in front of a sign at Batavia First Presbyterian Church that reads "God Loves Everyone No Exceptions."

Spiecher said he spoke with Jaxon about the sign and Jaxon said, "It’s really nice. It sounds really loving."

Photo: Sunrise in Stafford

By Howard B. Owens


Aleasa Dominiak submitted this photo of the sunrise she captured yesterday morning in Stafford.

Photo: Deer out on a snowy night in the city

By Howard B. Owens


Melzie Case submitted this photo from last night of deer strolling through the grounds of the Wilmott Cancer Center, located at 262 Bank St., Batavia.

Photos: Cold, white and blue in Batavia

By Howard B. Owens


It was a beautiful morning in Genesee County, with temperatures in the teens so trees stayed flocked even though the sun was out and the sky was blue.

Top photo, from Court Street, looking toward the Old Courthouse.


The snow-covered eagle atop the Upton Monument taken through the window on the third floor of the Old Courthouse.


The Rowell Mansion.


Centennial Park (in black and white).


Centennial Park (in black and white).


The Barber Conable Post Office Building in Batavia.


The flag pole outside the Old Courthouse.

Photo: Caterpillar

By Howard B. Owens


I spotted this caterpillar inching over the asphalt of our driveway so I grabbed my macro lens to try and make a picture of him (or her).

Photos: Today at the sand wash

By Howard B. Owens


Photographer Ray Williams shared these photos with us that he took today at the sand wash at DeWitt Recreation Area in Batavia.



Photos: Sunrise in Alexander

By Howard B. Owens


Todd Jantzi took these photos this morning at the corner of Pike Road and Beaver Road in Alexander.


Photos: Scenic shots in Stafford

By Howard B. Owens


Out and about in Bethany and Stafford today, I snapped a couple of scenic shots.

Above, an outbuilding that is starting to fall down from Transit Road near East Bethany Le Roy Road. Below, a barn on Route 5 across the street from the Original Red Osier Landmark Restaurant. Both shots are in Stafford.


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