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September 30, 2013 - 3:53pm

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce has developed a new statewide paranormal trail that includes hauntings and ghostly events in Genesee County, along with 12 additional counties across the state. 

From Rolling Hills Asylum in Genesee County, to Wing’s Castle in the Hudson Valley, follow the legends, hauntings, and spooky heritage of the Empire State's most historic sites.

“Paranormal tourism has become quite popular over the last few years, and our Chamber needed a platform to promote our haunted asset (Rolling Hills) to that niche audience. This summer, we did an outreach to statewide tourism agencies to see who might be interested in a collaborative program. We were pleasantly surprised that 12 other counties wanted to be a part of our new program, and we expect more to join in 2014,” said Kelly Rapone, tourism marketing director for the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce.”  

Enter to Win a "Night of Fright" in the Finger Lakes, discover the ghostly happenings, stay in haunted hotels, and watch the night sky for a UFO. Explore by region or by experience. Forge your own path or join in eerie events and ghoulish guided tours going on now throughout the state. Explore the hauntings at www.HauntedHistoryTrail.com.

From the macabre to the mysterious -- join us this fall on the Haunted History Trail of New York State and check out the full line-up of events for spooky fun!

September 28, 2013 - 8:28am

Great location for this 3 bedroom 3 bath ranch located across the street from Centennial Park. This home includes 3 large bedrooms, two with attached baths. Beautiful living room with wood burning fireplace and formal dining room. Convenient first floor laundry and attached garage are among the great features of this home. Large deck overlooking Centennial Park which you can enjoy all year long without the hassle of upkeeping.

List Price: $104,900
Address: 14 Park Ave., Batavia, NY 14020

For more information about this listing, please contact Mike Sisson, Sales Agent, Mancuso Real Estate at 585-409-4172 or email [email protected] Visit us online to view all of our current listings: www.mancusoRE.com

September 27, 2013 - 2:35pm

The Yngodess Shop shows off the building facelift and new sign!  We're gearing up for the Wine Walk next weekend. Stop in a see us! Stay update on what's happening at The Yngodess, located at 73 Main St., in the City of Batavia. Visit us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/TheYngodessShop

September 17, 2013 - 2:08pm


Visit Genesee County’s Alpaca Farms year-round but also especially on National Alpaca Farm Days! By Lindsay Hawkins

Recently, the tourism staff of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce spent some time with Jake, Florence, Oliver, Stella, Alita and Al. If you’ve never visited one of the County’s six alpaca farms, those names might not mean much to you, but friends were made (human and fleece-y) at Alpaca Odyssey, Northwoods Alpacas, Triple B’s Alpaca Farm, and Enchanted Forest Alpacas.

At every farm, we learned something different about alpacas. We learned that alpaca fleece wicks away moisture, females carry their babies (crias) for 11 to 13 months, they spit when they’re mad (at you or one another), and that alpaca farms draw international visitors! 

These farms are open to visitors year-round, but the industry celebrates its craft with National Alpaca Farm Days each September. This year the event will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29. Several of our farms are participating and welcome your visit!

More details after the jump (click the headline to view more):

September 14, 2013 - 9:06am

Join us for the first ever Yuengs and Wings Fest. Saturday September 14th 4-8 p.m. to benefit Genesee Cancer Assistance. It's sponsored by T.F. Brown's, Big Pauly’s Pizza and the Yuengling Brewery.

This event will be held on the patio at T.F. Brown's, located at 214 E. Main St., in Batavia. The participating vendors are: T.F. Brown's, Big Pauly's Pizza, Main Street Pizza and Batavia’s Original Pizzeria.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Each vendor will bring their favorite flavored wing. The $10 ticket price gets you three wings from each vendor -- so 12 wings for $10. We will donate $5 from each ticket to a local charity.

Live music on the patio during the event, with $2 cans of Yuengling Lager and Light Lager. Music entertainment provided by the Strummerz, and Rich Conroy from 4 – 8 p.m. The evening entertainment is Brent Persia.

Yuengs & Wing Fest is sponsored by T.F. Brown’s, Big Pauly’s Pizza and Yuengling Brewery. Proceeds will benefit Genesee Cancer Assistance.

September 13, 2013 - 3:33pm
posted by Lisa Ace in batavia, ny, Sponsored Post, advertisement, moonjava cafe.

MoonJava Cafe will host a book signing for new sci-fi author, Kelda Wells and her first book, "The Whole Story." This one-time event will take place on Thursday, September 19th from 2 to 7 p.m.

With her first novel, Ms.Well's book dives into the complexities of time and space exploration as well as spinning a gripping tale that will keep you on the edge until the very end. The book is available as paperback, hardcover and e-book.

MoonJava cafe is located on 56 Harvester Ave., Batavia, NY.

For more information please call (585) 356-3817. Vist us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Moonjavacafe

September 12, 2013 - 5:00pm

Join us for a tea party on September 21st at 11 a.m. The courtesy of a reply is requested by September 13 due to limited seating. For tickets please call or visit us online at: www.SweetEcstasyBakery.com. We're located at 201 E. Main St. -- Batavia (Bank Street Entrance). (585) 813-3652



September 12, 2013 - 9:40am

Click here to Like Kreative Design Kitchen & Bath on Facebook and register for the contest.

September 11, 2013 - 10:20pm
posted by Lisa Ace in batavia, Sponsored Post, advertisement, IR Systems.

IR Systems DIRECTV BATAVIA wants you to know that WE ARE... The Official DIRECTV HEADQUARTERS to suit all of your television needs!!

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Call (585) 345-7428 or stop down at 309 W. Main St., Batavia.
Visit us online: http://wnydtv.com/

Receive a $50 gift card to the RED OSIER when you sign up AND MENTION THIS AD!

September 9, 2013 - 4:06pm


Join us this weekend for our open house to celebrate our 20th anniversary of being in business, and our 1st anniversary of being in our new showroom! Stop by to see our new 3,000-square-foot showroom of the latest in kitchen and bathroom products. We will have several promotions on cabinetry and countertops that will run thru the month of September!

Refreshments and several door prizes to win all weekend. Sale hours are Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Book your order by the end of September and we'll install it before the holidays!

Kreative Design Kitchen & Bath is located at 5582 E. Main Road, (corner of Fargo Road and Main Street Road) in Batavia. Visit us online at: www.kreativedesignkitchenandbath.com or by calling (585) 345-0012.

September 5, 2013 - 4:43pm

Inside your home - Kitchen

  • Dishwasher – Periodically check for leaks under the sink where the hose connects to the water supply. Look around the base of the dishwasher for evidence of leaks, such as discolored, warped, or soft flooring materials, or water damage to nearby cabinets.
  • Refrigerator – If your refrigerator has an icemaker, make sure the hose connection is securely attached to the water supply line. Also, a wet spot on the floor may be a sign of a crimped icemaker line about to burst.
  • Sink – Replace deteriorated caulk around sinks, and check the pipes under the sink for leaks. A slow-draining pipe may indicate a partially blocked drain that needs cleaning.

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September 4, 2013 - 8:00am
posted by The Batavian in Sponsored Post, advertisement, Batavia Kiwanis Club.

To keep up on all the latest information about the upcoming Bidding on a Brighter Future Gala and Auction in support of the Child Advocacy Center, like the event's Facebook page. Like the page and complete the contest registration form and you will be eligible to win a $100 gift certificate from City Slickers. Click here to like the page and enter the contest.

September 3, 2013 - 3:29pm

Local business adding new services!

Local businessman Eric von Kramer is adding new services to complement his low-pressure roof cleaning business. We will now be offering low pressure house washing, gutter clean-out and gutter whitening.Our main business remains low-pressure roof cleaning to safely melt away the black streaks, algae and moss, that is often seen on area roofs.

This problem is caused by a hearty form of airborne algae that actually feeds off the limestone in shingles. We use the low-pressure process recommended by the shingle manufacturers. The results are immediate and stunning and all work is guaranteed.

It is seldom necessary to use a high pressure washer to clean vinyl, aluminum or painted wood siding, von Kramer states. Our low pressure cleaning is designed to gently clean without damaging your roof or siding. Our patented gutter whitening will bring your gutters back to the "like new" look! We can also clean out the tennis balls, Frisbees, and little maple trees to keep your gutters and downspouts operating properly. All services are offered separately, but as I have seen on TV, it is usually better to "bundle."

Call for an onsite inspection and price. All work is guaranteed to please. Visit our Web site for more information. www.roofcleaningbatavia.com or call (585) 762-9075 or (716) 474-0938.

September 2, 2013 - 6:37pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

Believe it or not, I just finished processing the new members for August -- including those who signed up at Summer in the City (that's how busy I've been the past two or three weeks). With everybody entered into the member database, we're at 198 members.

There's no door prize for being the 200th member, but sign up now and your membership card just might read member #200. 

It's a good time to sign up because we will be sending out membership cards and packages of gift certificates Wednesday or Thursday (except to those who already received gift certificates at Summer in the City, who will just get their cards).

A membership in The Batavian Club helps support and sustain The Batavian. Think of it as a subscription, but instead of getting a paper on your doorstep, you get an envelope mailed to you filled with more than $325 in gift certificates to local businesses.

We appreciate you reading The Batavian every day, but in order for us to grow and improve what do, even just to sustain the business, we need your support. 

To be clear about why we're doing The Batavian Club -- this isn't about selling discounts to businesses, though we do that, it's about reaching out to the people who read The Batavian every day and appreciate what we do, to make a small contribution to help us build a sustainable business. Advertising alone is not enough. We need reader support. Think of this as a voluntary subscription for all the great news you get online from The Batavian.

So, please use the options below and 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.

We've set up four membership tiers -- Subscribe to the club monthly as one person or as a household, or annually at either of those levels. 

Members receive a membership card, bumper sticker and a package of gift certificates to local businesses. 

It's important to note, this isn't a subscription to read the site. Our stories remain free to read. This is a voluntary subscription with benefits (and we'll add benefits as it grows).

Join via PayPal below, or for annual and one-time memberships paid by check, click here to download this form (monthly, recurring payment memberships must be via PayPal or credit card.) To pay by credit card, use the form, or call (585) 250-4118.

Monthly Single Membership - $5 per month
Includes membership card and bumper sticker, one 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, one 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, one 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.


August 26, 2013 - 4:10pm

Enter to win the grand prize of a five course gourmet dinner for 10 people with wine pairings. DESIGN YOUR OWN DINNER PARTY -- hosted by: Michael Napoleone Foundation Board of Directors. Prepared by “Chef” Mark Napoleone and Sous Chefs. Limo Service Provided (some distance restrictions).

  • WHO:  You and Nine of Your Friends!
  • WHEN:  September 21, 2013, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
  • WHERE:  An Intimate Home Setting in Batavia.
  • TICKET COST:  One Chance for $30 or three for $50.

Drawing will be held at T.F. Brown’s on August 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Winners need not be present at time of drawing. All proceeds support the mission of The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, to assist families facing the challenges of a pediatric cancer diagnosis, support research efforts, and assist youth activities in our community. All contributions are tax deductible.

For ticket information, call 585-861-0550 or 585-409-3276. Credit card or Paypal orders accepted on the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation. Visit us online at: www.michaelshope.org

August 23, 2013 - 1:27pm

Here at The Yngodess Shop we are celebrating 1 1/2 years of business already! Thank you to all of our new friends and many old ones, too! Cheers!
The Yngodess is located at 73 Main St., in Batavia. 585-343-3170.

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