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April 3, 2013 - 4:03pm

West Main Mini Mart is celebrating 2 years of business this week! We're offering specials on pizza, wings and beer to celebrate this occasion. Buy 1 Pizza and an order of wings and get a FREE 2 liter of soda. We have 16 inch pizzas for $7.99, 10 wings for $6.99 and specials on beer, see store for details. MUST MENTION THIS AD TO REDEEM SPECIALS. Stop in today and celebrate with us! West Main Mini Mart is located at 3845 West Main Street, Batavia. 585-219-4656

April 2, 2013 - 10:09pm
posted by Lisa Ace in Sponsored Post, advertisement, Dan's tire, Tire Sale.

APRIL SPECIAL at Dan’s Tire & Auto. PLAIN AND SIMPLE TIRE SALE!

We won’t be undersold. We will BEAT anybody’s price on comparable tires, plain and simple.

  • No Charge to Mount
  • No Charge to Balance
  • No Charge for Valve Stems
  • No Charge to Reset Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • No Charge 4-WHEEL ALIGNMENT (Not Alignment Check)
  • FREE Road Hazard/ Flat Repairs
  • FREE Rotations for Life of the Tires

We want your tire business, plain and simple. After 35 years there’s one thing we’ve learned, keep it plain and simple and everybody wins. Stop in, call or e-mail to get a quote and set up your appointment.

Dan’s Tire & Auto Service Center, 48 Batavia City Centre, Batavia, NY 14020 • (585) 343-7210.  Visit us online at: www.danstire.com or email: [email protected]

Offer expires April 30, 2013. Must mention posting on the The Batavian at time of service. Offer applies to four new tire purchase. For aspect ratios below 50 and rim diameters 19” and higher additional mounting and balancing charges apply. Alignment includes tow in adjustments only. Most vehicles. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offers, discounts or coupons.

April 1, 2013 - 6:07pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

There've always been two great reasons to join The Batavian Club:

  • You're helping to support local journalism that serves your local community;
  • You'll receive more than $300 in money-saving gift certificates to help you support local businesses.

For a limited time, there's another good reason: You will receive a free, limited edition T-shirt from your favorite local news site. The shirt was custom designed exclusively for The Batavian by Brian and Beth Kemp of T-Shirts Etc., 111 Main St., Batavia.

We're going to offer these shirts in two stages: a free T-shirt for new members who join before 5 p.m., April 3; and, later, at a discounted rate for existing members.

Why the delay for existing members? Because technically, we need a "certificate of authority" to collect sales tax on the shirts, and it will be at least 20 days before we receive that from NYS. When The Batavian has the certificate, members will be able to buy shirts (as many as they like) for $9 each (plus tax and $5 for shipping (or avoid the shipping cost and pick up your shirts at T-Shirts Etc.). Non-members will be able to buy the shirts at that time for $20 each (plus tax and shipping).

For new members, shirts will be available for pick up (pick up only, no shipping) on or about April 17.

Once all members have had a chance to buy shirts, the offer will be discontinued and this particular shirt will no longer be available for purchase.

Use the PayPal buttons below.

Or, you can phone in your credit card number and details to (585) 250-4118 during normal business hours, Monday thru Thursday.

Or, you can mail your name, address, phone and T-shirt(s) sizes to The Batavian, 200 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.

To join the club and get a T-shirt and pay by check or credit card, download this form and mail it to us. Be sure to write your shirt-size information on the form.

To learn about the club, visit the club's new Web site.

Annual membership, no recurring payment, $60


Sizes:

Annual membership with automatic recurring payment of $50 per year

Sizes

 

March 27, 2013 - 3:46pm

This week at the Yngodess shop we are featuring Fetzer Gewurtztraminer for $8.99! It pairs well with your ham dinner. Stop in today and pick up a bottle! Like us on Facebook to stay up to date on current specials! The Yngodess is located at 73 Main St., Batavia. (585) 343-3170. We'll be open 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. From our family to yours, have a blessed Easter holiday!

March 26, 2013 - 11:29am

List of participating retailers:

  • Adam Miller Toys & Bicycles

  • Alex's Place
  • Blue Pearl Yoga
  • B-Town Yellow Taxi
  • Charles Men's Shop, Inc.
  • The Color Salon
  • Dave's Ice Cream
  • The Enchanted Florist
  • Dog Crazy Daycare
  • FASTEC Automotive
  • Fisher Sports
  • Glass Roots
  • Greased Lightning (Both Liberty St. & W. Main locations)
  • Lambert's Design Jewelers
  • Main St. Pizza
  • RW Vapors
  • Salsa & Curry
  • Spirits
  • Sweet Ecstasy Bakery
  • Sweet Pea's Cupcakery & Cafe
  • Terry Hills
  • The Detail Shop
  • Thee Cutting Edge
  • T.F. Brown's
  • Valle Jewelers
  • West Main Mini Mart

To download the app to your iPhoneclick here.

To download the app to your Androidclick here.

Shopping local has never been so rewarding! 

March 25, 2013 - 3:57pm

Sweet Ecstasy Bakery Easter Menu! Pick up Saturday - March 30 - from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items are by order only. You must order by Thursday, March 28.

CookiesFrosted Sugar Cookies: choose from Easter Egg, Bunny, Crosses, Butterflies, Flowers, Chicks and more. $9/Dz. Lemon Drop Cookies: Small: $4/Dz.  Large: $8/Dz.

Breakfast Items: Lemon Bread $5, Coffee Cake $11 -- Cinnamon, Cinnamon Nut, Apple. Scones $9 1/2 Dz. -- Lemon Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Blueberry, Glazed Raisin. Jumbo Muffins $8 1/2 Dz. -- Chocolate Fudge Chip, Apple Streusel, Blueberry Streusel, Strawberry Streusel, Banana, Honey Bran, Sour Cream Coffee Cake, Lemon Poppy Seed.

Pies: $15 each. Flavors: Apple, Banana Cream, Blueberry, Caramel Apple, Cherry, Chocolate Banana Cream, Chocolate Cream, Coconut Cream, Dutch Apple, Key Lime, Lemon Meringue, Mince Meat, Mixed Berry, Peach, Pineapple Cream, Pumpkin, Sugar Free Apple, Sugar Free Cherry, White Chocolate Raspberry, White Chocolate Silk.

Cakes & Cupcakes: 9" Round -- $22 | 12" Square --  $45 | 1 Dz. Cupcakes -- $18. Coconut -- A fluffy white cake with coconut filling and frosted with coconut buttercream.

Good Bunny - Spiced cake with fresh carrots & raisins topped off with a rich cream cheese icing and walnuts.
Lemon Raspberry -- Lemon Cupcake filled with Raspberry topped with a vanilla buttercream.

Cheesecakes: Orange creamsicle, triple citrus, classic cheesecake, cookie dough, lemon blueberry.

SweetEcstasyBakery.com
716-795-2253 •  6173 Main Road in Stafford

March 25, 2013 - 2:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

Brian and Beth Kemp, of T-Shirts Etc., 111 Main St., Batavia, have designed a brand-new, exclusive, limited edition T-shirt for The Batavian.

We're going to offer these shirts in two stages: a free T-shirt for new members who join before 5 p.m., April 3; and, later, at a discounted rate for existing members.

Why the delay for existing members? Because technically, I need a "certificate of authority" to collect sales tax on the shirts, and it will be at least 20 days before I receive that from NYS. When The Batavian has the certificate, members will be able to buy shirts (as many as they like) for $9 each (plus tax and $5 for shipping (or avoid the shipping cost and pick up your shirts at T-Shirts Etc.). Non-members will be able to buy the shirts at that time for $20 each (plus tax and shipping).

For new members, shirts will be available for pick up (pick up only, no shipping) on or about April 17.

Once all members have had a chance to buy shirts, the offer will be discontinued and this particular shirt will no longer be available for purchase.

Use the PayPal buttons below.

Or, you can phone in your credit card number and details to (585) 250-4118 during normal business hours, Monday thru Thursday.

Or, you can mail your name, address, phone and T-shirt(s) sizes to The Batavian, 200 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.

To join the club and get a T-shirt and pay by check or credit card, download this form and mail it to us. Be sure to write your shirt-size information on the form.

To learn about the club, visit the club's new Web site.

Annual membership, no recurring payment, $60


Sizes:

Annual membership with automatic recurring payment of $50 per year

Sizes

 

March 14, 2013 - 11:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

NOTE: This is the same offer I posted earlier in the week. We had a good response. We have two sponsors for our basketball coverage, two; but, it would be helpful if a couple of more new members joined. Thanks to those who have stepped forward to support The Batavian.

Part of the premise of The Batavian Club is your membership helps support what we do. Well, here's a chance to directly help what we do in a way that will have immediate benefit.

Both Batavia and Notre Dame are playing state championship games this coming weekend. I plan on trying to do the impossible and cover both teams (the games don't overlap, which helps).

I estimate the cost of coverage will be about $400. You can help us cover that expense by joining at an annual membership level.

Each new member who joins at an annual level while this post is on the home page will receive a free 13x19 inch print on matte paper of the basketball photo of their choice from the 2012-2013 season. The retail value of the unframed photo is $35 and you'll receive it for free along with more than $300 in gift certificates to local businesses.

After joining via PayPal, e-mail me, [email protected], and let me know what picture you would like me to print for you. Or if you use the downloadable form and send in a check or credit card number (or phone your membership in), write down (or tell us), which picture you would like.

This offer applies only to pictures that I've taken. We'll need to receive your request in one way or another in order to fulfill this offer.

TO JOIN: Use PayPal buttons below, or to pay by check (annual only) or credit card, click here to download form. Or call (585) 250-4118 to pay by credit card.

Monthly Single Membership - $5 per month
Includes membership card and bumper sticker, package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Monthly Household Membership - $10 per month
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Annual Single Membership - $50 per year
Includes membership card, bumper sticker, package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Annual Household Membership - $100 per year
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Annual membership, one payment of $60
Includes membership card, bumper sticker, package of gift certificates to local businesses.

Annual household membership, one payment of $120
Includes two membership cards, bumper sticker, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

March 11, 2013 - 10:47am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

Part of the premise of The Batavian Club is your membership helps support what we do. Well, here's a chance to directly help what we do in a way that will have immediate benefit.

Both Batavia and Notre Dame are playing state championship games this coming weekend. I plan on trying to do the impossible and cover both teams (the games don't overlap, which helps).

I estimate the cost of coverage will be about $400. You can help us cover that expense by joining at an annual membership level.

Each new member who joins at an annual level while this post is on the home page will receive a free 13x19 inch print on matte paper of the basketball photo of their choice from the 2012-2013 season. The retail value of the unframed photo is $35 and you'll receive it for free along with more than $300 in gift certificates to local businesses.

After joining via PayPal, e-mail me, [email protected], and let me know what picture you would like me to print for you. Or if you use the downloadable form and send in a check or credit card number (or phone your membership in), write down (or tell us), which picture you would like.

This offer applies only to pictures that I've taken. We'll need to receive your request in one way or another in order to fulfill this offer.

Any businesses interested in sponsoring our basketball coverage should call us at (585) 250-4118.

TO JOIN: Use PayPal buttons below, or to pay by check (annual only) or credit card, click here to download form. Or call (585) 250-4118 to pay by credit card.

Monthly Single Membership - $5 per month
Includes membership card and bumper sticker, package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Monthly Household Membership - $10 per month
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Annual Single Membership - $50 per year
Includes membership card, bumper sticker, package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Annual Household Membership - $100 per year
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Annual membership, one payment of $60
Includes membership card, bumper sticker, package of gift certificates to local businesses.

Annual household membership, one payment of $120
Includes two membership cards, bumper sticker, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

March 7, 2013 - 5:27pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

Over the next couple of days, we will start sending out membership cards and $323 in gift certificates from 34 local businesses to our first 125 members.

A few days ago Francis Collins (aka Jimi Jamm) and wife Margot Collins came in to pick up their membership cards and gift cards.

Jimi and Margot were excited to get their packages and Jimi said he joined to help support The Batavian.

The Collins' joined as household members, so they both got a membership card.

The Club is all about giving the readers who love the The Batavian a way to support local journalism directly. As a thanks for the support, we send out gift certificates to local businesses, so you're also helping to support the local business community.

The Batavian provides you with free local news, free classifieds and information about the top local businesses in the county. Your membership will help us improve what we do. Please join today.

TO JOIN: Use PayPal buttons below, or to pay by check (annual only) or credit card, click here to download form. Or call (585) 250-4118 to pay by credit card.

Monthly Single Membership - $5 per month
Includes membership card and bumper sticker, package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Monthly Household Membership - $10 per month
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Annual Single Membership - $50 per year
Includes membership card, bumper sticker, package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Annual Household Membership - $100 per year
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Annual membership, one payment of $60
Includes membership card, bumper sticker, package of gift certificates to local businesses.

Annual household membership, one payment of $120
Includes two membership cards, bumper sticker, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

March 6, 2013 - 2:10pm
posted by Lisa Ace in Sponsored Post, advertisement, Zebra Reach.

 

Here's your chance to win an iPad Mini from Zebra Reach and The Batavian.

If you haven't done so already, download the Zebra Reach app for your smartphone (iPhone here / Droid here), then visit five of the participating merchants listed below and earn a point.

The first 500 Zebra Reach users who earn points at five local, participating businesses will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE iPad Mini.

The drawing will be held March 15.

Don't have a smartphone? No problem. Visit any participating merchant and obtain a Zebra Reach card. Become a registered user and then use the card to earn points in the stores of participating merchants. Earn points in five businesses and you're automatically entered to win.

Here's the "no purchase necessary" option: Download this form and follow the instructions on the form.

What is Zebra Reach?

We're all familiar with loyalty cards -- buy five lunches, get the sixth free, buy nine books get the 10th free. A lot of businesses run these sort of programs, but they usually come with flimsy paper punch cards that either get lost or crammed in your wallet with a dozen other cards.

Zebra Reach makes loyalty reward programs digital and easier to use -- one app stores all of your purchase points for multiple participating businesses.

Here are the participating businesses (and of course, we're looking for more businesses to participate):

SHOPPING LOCAL HAS NEVER BEEN SO REWARDING!

Local business owners: To sign up for Zebra Reach, contact Lisa Ace ([email protected] or (585) 250-4118). 

To download the app to your iPhoneclick here.

To download the app to your Androidclick here.

 

March 4, 2013 - 3:06pm
posted by Lisa Ace in Sponsored Post, IR Systems, Genie.

IR Systems, Inc., located in Batavia, is your local DIRECTV distributor.
 
Customers have been calling us to switch their television service over to DIRECTV because of its picture quality, superior channel programming, and great prices.
 
IR Systems Service areas include Western NY, North Pennsylvania, and we also install nationally.
 
Face to Face Representation
IR Systems, Inc., focuses on five channels of marketing. It has you covered no matter what your needs are.
  1. Residential - Free In Home Cost Analysis
  2. Commercial - Hotel/Restaurant/Small Business
  3. Trade Shows, Festivals, Events - All Year Long
  4. Affinity Partnership - Great for Business - Call for details
  5. Referral System - Tell your friends & family & save money
Free In-home Cost Analysis is simple:
A) Stop in and Demo and speak to an expert;
B) Log on to www.wnydtv.com and click on GET A QUOTE it’s simple, and beneficial;
C) STOP IN AND SAVE!
 
Call us today at 1-800-319-2129 for a quote on the best television programming available.
 
Find us on Twitter: @wnydtv.com
Facebook: geneseedirecttv
Yellow Pages/B-Town Yellow Cab/TheBatavian/WBTA
Member of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce
February 21, 2013 - 3:16pm

Today the YNGodess celebrates our 1st anniversary! We've been blessed with over 16,000 customers as we continue to grow. Our wine selection is unique and expanding weekly. We also support New York State wines with pride.

I'd like to thank the community and our friends for welcoming us and showing their support. It's been a beautiful experience getting to know everyone. I can't thank my wonderful staff enough, including my mom and sister, for all their continued hard work and customer service.

We'd also like to thank The Batavian for helping us grow our business over the past year.

Pictured above, from left, the YNGoddesss staff: Sandy Nixon, Theresa Kershner, Jack Kershner, Alisa Dickson. Not pictured: Jill Panipento, Amy Luckenbach, Denise Garrett.

February 20, 2013 - 12:17pm
posted by Lisa Ace in Sponsored Post, advertisement, Zebra Reach.

To download the app to your iPhone, click here.

To download the app to your Android, click here.

February 13, 2013 - 6:15pm

Book your Valentine's Day reservations today! Salsa & Curry is offering drink specials, a dinner for 2 special & a selection of mouthwatering desserts.

Our Valentine's Day Specials include:

  • Dinner for 2 menu! Featuring an appetizer, entree & dessert.
  • Buy 1 combo, get the 2nd FREE, with any beverage!
  • Drink specials - Sangria, served with fresh fruit, bottle beers, wines, & margaritas.
  • Dessert specials: Xangos, a flour tortilla with cheesecake filling, topped with whipped cream, chocolate, cinnamon and cherries. Flan -- a Mexican custard, topped with whipped cream, chocolate and cherries. Fried Ice Cream, topped with whipped cream, chocolate and cherries. Sopapillas, served with strawberry ice cream.

Call today to book your reservation - 585-219-4231. Like our Facebook page for a chance to win a FREE MEAL for 2! https://www.facebook.com/SalsanCurry?fref=ts

February 5, 2013 - 12:01pm

 

IR Systems, Inc. located in Batavia, NY is your local DirecTV distributor. Customers have been calling us to switch their television service over to DirecTV because of its picture quality, superior channel programming, and great prices.

 

IR Systems Service areas include Western NY, North PA, and we also install nationally as well.

 

Face to Face Representation

IR Systems, Inc. focuses on 5 channels of marketing. IR

Systems, Inc. has you covered no matter what your needs are.

  1.  Residential - Free In Home Cost Analysis
  2.  Commercial - Hotel/Restaurant/Small Business
  3.  Trade Shows, Festivals, Events - All Year Long
  4.  Affinity Partnership - Great for Business - Call for details
  5.  Referral System - Tell your friends & family & save money

Free In Home Cost Analysis is simple!

  • A) Stop In and Demo and speak to an expert.
  • B) Log on to www.wnydtv.com and click on GET A QUOTE itʼs simple, and beneficial
  • C) STOP IN AND SAVE!!!

Call us today at 1-800-319-2129 for a quote on the best television programming available. 

Find us on Twitter: @wnydtv.com

Online: www.wnydtv.com

Facebook: geneseedirecttv

Yellow Pages/B-Town Yellow Cab/TheBatavian/WBTA

Member of the Chamber of Commerce

 

February 1, 2013 - 10:04am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

Naturally, I loved this e-mail I got from Mark Lewis, of the Mark Lewis State Farm Agency:

You really could charge for these (help wanted ads). I don't know another medium that delivers results locally like help wanted ads in The Batavian.

Yes, our help wanted ads work, and so do our "buy, sell and trade" ads. I know because Billie and I post ads ourselves and Mark isn't the first person to tell us about how well the ads work.

And they're free.

And it's my intention to keep it that way.

Our news is free, and I intend to keep it that way, too.

But that doesn't mean we don't need your assistance in helping The Batavian grow and become more sustainable.

We can't do all we could to provide you with the best news coverage possible without more help. We've pretty much grown as much as possible just with advertising.

Newspapers get by on advertising revenue and subscription revenue, but people don't want to pay for online news. Up until now that's left online news sites trying to survive on advertising alone.

I also personally believe that for a news outlet to be most effective it should reach the widest possible audience, and requiring somebody to buy a subscription (either for print or online) limits an audience for important public service news.

Rather than charge for a subscription, we're asking you to join The Batavian Club. Yes, we're asking you to pay some money to support The Batavian, but we're also giving you something of value back: Gift Certificates.

If I walked up to you on the street and said, "Here's $303 dollars, please give me $50," would you turn me down?

That's essentially the bargain here. We're asking you to support The Batavian for $50 a year (in our most popular membership tier) and giving you $303 in gift certificates to local businesses.

So help us help you, become a member of The Batavian Club.

Join before 5 p.m. today as an annual member (paying either on a recurring payment of $50 per year, or pay $60 for this year and we'll bill you again next year), and you'll receive a bonus gift from The Batavian: one of our gift certificates to a local restaurant worth either $20 or $25.

If you want to sign up for a monthly recurring payment of $5 per month through PayPal, join before noon today, and you'll also get a gift certificate. (Reminder, when you sign up for $5 per month, you're signing up for a one-year membership.)

Monthly Single Membership - $5 per month
Includes membership card and bumper sticker, package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Monthly Household Membership - $10 per month
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Annual Single Membership - $50 per year
Includes membership card, bumper sticker, package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Annual Household Membership - $100 per year
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Annual membership, one payment of $60
Includes membership card, bumper sticker, package of gift certificates to local businesses.

Annual household membership, one payment of $120
Includes two membership cards, bumper sticker, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

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