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October 25, 2012 - 1:45pm

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October 16, 2012 - 5:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Sponsored Post, advertisement, contests.

Amazingly, even though Seattle played Tom Brady's New England on Sunday, none of our contest entrants picked Seattle as the defense likely to give up the most yards.

And Seattle did -- 475 yards, in fact.

So we picked the winner this week from among the four people who picked Miami (462 yards). The winner selected at random is Jessica Patnode. She wins a prize from T.F. Brown's.

To enter this week's contest, click here.

October 16, 2012 - 12:00am
posted by Lisa Ace in Sponsored Post, advertisement, Dan's tire.

 

Continued throughout the month of October, Dan’s Tire & Auto is making your tire buying experience plain and simple. We won’t be undersold. We will BEAT anybody’s price on comparable tires, plain and simple. For a limited time only, when you buy a new set of four tires you’ll get the following absolutely 100% free

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• Free Alignment (Not Just An Alignment Check)

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• Free Rotations For The 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.

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Call us today at (585) 343-7210 for your quote or visit us online at www.danstire.com.

October 15, 2012 - 9:57am
posted by Lisa Ace in Sponsored Post, advertisement, IR Systems, Genie.

I Dreamed of "GENIE" Last Night! For the BEST HD programming available and the ability to RECORD 5 PROGRAMS AT ONCE -- stop by IR Systems - 309 West Main Street, Batavia, NY and become a new "CLIENT" with Direct TV. Call today - 1-800-319-2129. Visit us online: http://wnydtv.com/

October 12, 2012 - 8:01am
posted by Howard B. Owens in football, sports, Sponsored Post, contests.

The winner of last week's contest was Jacob Quinn, who was among six people who picked Curtis Lofton for most tackles. Quinn's name was selected in a random drawing of those six people.

To enter this week's contest, click here.

October 5, 2012 - 3:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in football, sports, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

There was not a lot of faith expressed in Buffalo's Ryan Fitzpatrick in our contest last week. Only four people picked him to lead the NFL in points scored, but the fact of the matter is, among the 10 possible choices in our contest, Fitzpatrick came out on top. In a random drawing of those four people who picked Fitzpatrick, Jason Reese won the contest.

Here's the link to this week's contest.

October 4, 2012 - 3:14pm
posted by Lisa Ace in Sponsored Post, advertisement, IR Systems.

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Free access to 7,000 movies and shows and applications to download to TV such as Facebook, Youtube, Twitter.  Also streamlining music and photos from your PC to your TV!  Advanced Cinemas allow you to view new releases 30 days before Netflix or Redbox receives them.  Price is what you pay, value is what you get!  
 
Call Now: 1-800-319-2129 or stop down to 309 West Main Street for your free in-home analysis. ALSO check out very own web page @ http://www.wnydtv.com and be sure to "LIKE" our FACEBOOK page as well @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Geneseedirectv

 

October 4, 2012 - 9:06am

GRAND OPENING! Genesee County Republican Headquarters! Come and enjoy pizza and wings, get your ROMNEY/RYAN Lawn Signs! 

Support your 2012 GOP Candidates: Congress-27th - Chris Collins, State Senate-61st - Mike Ranzenhofer, State Assembly-139th - Steve Hawley, Sheriff - Gary Maha, County Treasurer - Scott German, Coroner - Don Coleman & Karen Lang, City Council - Brooks Hawley & Jim Russell

Paid for by the Genesee County Republican Committee

October 3, 2012 - 4:16pm

Enjoy food from all of your favorite restaurants at “A Taste of Genesee” at St. Joseph School’s 53rd annual Popcorn Ball at 6 p.m. on Oct. 13.

This year’s menu:


  • Seafood Bisque from Terry Hills
  • Fried Calamari from Alex's Place
  • Smoked Chicken Wings from Duke's Smokin' Bone

  • BBQ, Ribs from Clor's
  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches from Center Street Smoke House
  • Mini Beef on Weck from T.F. Brown's
  • Mini Beef Wellington from Larry's Steak House
  • Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo from Bob Evans
  • Eggplant Parmesan & Pasta Primavera from Penna's Catering.



Along with DJ Frank Gioia and great prizes like 2013 season passes to Darien Lake and Palm Island Indoor Water Park, we will also being honoring outstanding alumni Judge Robert Balbick and M&T Regional President Dan Burns and volunteers Jamee Logsdon, Maria Streeter, and Michelle Cryer.

All proceeds will benefit St. Joseph School and the event is open to the public. Tickets are $60/couple or reserve a table of 10 for $250. For more information: Please visit http://www.sjsbatavia.org/st-joseph-school-popcorn-ball.html

September 29, 2012 - 12:01pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in football, sports, Sponsored Post, advertisement, contests.

In Week 3, Robert Tretter was among 13 people who correctly picked Arian Foster of Houston as the top rusher (amongh players eligible for picking) in the NFL.

Tretter wins a prize from T.F. Brown's.

To enter this week's contest (deadline is tomorrow at 1 p.m.), click here.

September 20, 2012 - 11:40am
posted by Lisa Ace in Blue Pearl Yoga, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

Join us Saturday, September, 22, 2012 at 12pm till 4pm for our Holistic Health and Wellness Fair!

Admission to the event is FREE. This event offers FREE yoga classes, FREE Reiki healings, product & services raffles, special discounts on classes & workshops, as well as holistic education.

Our participating vendors are: Fountain of Youth Organics, Tranquility Herbals, Awakenings Holistic Center, Dr. James Bradman Chiropractic, Arise Within, Body Sense Health Care & Nutrition, Shawn Thompson, LMT of Bergen Family Chiropractic and Sound Healing by Global Risings, INC.

All raffle proceeds to benefit the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation.

Schedule of Events: Yoga: 12:20-12:40pm - Paula, 1:00-1:20pm Karen, 2:40-3:00pm Karen | Restorative, 3:40-4:00pm Marge. Talks: 1:30-2:00pm Healthy Lifestyle - Marge Tuerk, 3:10-3:30pm Meditation - Karen Reisdorf. Reiki: 12:30-3:30pm. For more information go to: www.bp-yoga.com/#!holistic-fair-/cr81

Bring a friend! Blue Pearl Yoga, 200 East Main St., third floor, Batavia, NY 343-1257 or visit us online: www.bp-yoga.com

September 19, 2012 - 10:28am
posted by Lisa Ace in Kiwanis, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

Justice For Children's Advocacy Center's 2nd Annual Bidding On A Brighter Future Auction & Gala will be held on September 22, 2012 at the Batavia Downs Raceways and Casino in the Paddock Room. The cost is $40 per person or $75 for two. 

Special guest honorees are: former Sheriff, Douglas Call & former Genesee Justice Director, Dennis Wittman!

Registration & Social Hour 5:30 - 6:30pm. Grazing stations, free play, raffles, cash bar, live and silent auctions throught the night.

Sponsorship opportunities still available! Some tickets at the door and still accepting donations!!! For details, please call 585-813-5371 or 344-8576.

September 18, 2012 - 3:14pm

ROOF CLEANING?

Now, I think I've heard it all! A clean roof is a healthy roof, according to local businessman Eric von Kramer.

Those ugly black stains and discoloration are more than just an eyesore ruining the curb appeal of your home. They're actually a form of airborne algae called gloeocapsa magma, and it's ruining your roof. This algae actually feeds off the limestone in your shingles, von Kramer said, and it will eat away the stone causing premature failure of your roof.

Eric is in his third year of using a low-pressure chemical application to kill and remove the mold, mildew and algae, a process recommended by the Shingle Manufacturers Association.

The algae usually grows on a north-facing roof that does not get enough direct sunlight. The growth is usually mistaken for tree droppings or road dirt, but it is alive and feeding off your roof. Low-pressure roof cleaning is relatively new to the Northeast. It is very common, however, in other parts of the country where humidity and shade encourage its spread.

The process can usually be done in a morning with no disruption of your day, von Kramer assures. The cleaning mix is applied with a low-pressure 12-volt pump, so as not to damage the roof. This can usually be done from a ladder or bucket truck; very seldom is it necessary to step on a roof. The results are immediate, stunning and your satisfaction is fully guaranteed.

FYI -- von Kramer and his wife, Donna, have been in business in the area for 30 years.

Visitonline: www.roofcleaningbatavia.com

This will give you more information and many before-and-after pictures and a link to our Facebook page. You may call either 762-9075 or cell (716) 474-0938.

September 15, 2012 - 11:34am
posted by The Batavian in batavia, business, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

When it comes to transportation, you want it to be safe, reliable and on time. Batavia's most elite and professional taxi service is now B-Town Yellow Taxi. Open 24 hours per day 7 days per week, when you need a ride across town, to Buffalo or even farther, B-Town is the company to call. Batavia rates start at just $5 for a full car in the city of Batavia, and just $8-12 for the town. Starting in October, B-Town will be basing all out of town rates off of a meter for accurate and affordable pricing!

Meet the owner: Phil Adamski: Phil has been driving taxi cabs for going on 7 years. He started off working for other companies and decided to open his own with improved service. Phil has goals of friendly and personalized service, safe transportation, courteous drives and low wait times!

To get a taxi ride, call them at 585-356-1881 (Note to prepaid customers it is a Verizon phone). Credit cards accepted.

Want an even better deal? Check out the website at http://www.btownyellowtaxi.com for pricing details and follow B-Town on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/btownyellow for weekly specials and more!

September 14, 2012 - 6:51pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in contest, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

Better late than never, as they say -- today, we return with the weekly Fantasy Football Challenge, this year sponsored by T.F. Brown's. This week's question: Which QB will have the most passing yards? The prize, a $25 gift card from T.F. Brown's. Click here to register and enter.

September 12, 2012 - 6:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Sponsored Post, advertisement, John Gerace.

The time has come for the voters of the Town of Batavia to finally put an end to the madness and focus on what counts!

I think we’ve all had enough of the irrational, mentally imbalanced rantings, and judgmental, unfounded comments …

Did you know that JOHN GERACE has been lobbying in Albany at least 3 times a year for 20 + years…For YOU & I, the taxpayers of this town??? Not as part of his job … on his own personal time, at his own cost. Fighting to keep down property taxes, recording fees, mortgage taxes, school taxes, and any other ridiculous State fees and/or taxes that get onto the Assembly floor for a vote.

Did you know that JOHN GERACE has also lobbied in Washington D.C. for all of New York State taxpayers????

Did you know that JOHN GERACE has served with dedication to the Town of Batavia for over 17 years???

·      10+ years as a Councilman*

·      5 years on the Planning Board

·      2 years on the Zoning Board of Appeals

***VOTING FOR AND FINDING WAYS TO KEEP A 0% TAX RATE IS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR THE ENTIRE TOWN BOARD TO BE PROUD OF!!!!***

John Gerace stands for lifelong commitment to the Town of Batavia and all of Genesee County through his actions with YEARLY support of…

·      Genesee Cancer Assistance…Every fundraiser

·      Habitat For Humanity “Home in a Box” build with physical and financial participation

·      Crossroads House

·      Constant fund raising for the Republican Party at the Town, County, State, and National level

·      Volunteer work for local clothing drives and food pantries

·      The United Way Day of Caring

·      Countless Rotary Club events over the years

·      School fundraisers, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts

·      Many, many Church fundraisers…the list is endless…

JOHN GERACE’S immense contributions to the Town of Batavia happen greatly on his own time…

Not as an occasional byproduct of his day job, which he gets paid to do, but from the heart in an effort to improve our lives through making our town a better place to live, and to provide our children a financially sound community in the future so that they can one day raise their own children here.

Please get out and

VOTE FOR THE PROVEN REPUBLICAN, JOHN GERACE

The Republican primary is September 13 from Noon to 9 p.m.

~Paid for by The Friends of John Gerace.

September 12, 2012 - 9:52am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

Open Letter from Chad Zambito, candidate for the Republican line in the Town of Batavia board race:

As you probably know, there is a primary for a position on the Batavia Town Board on Thursday and the polls are open from noon-9 p.m. This position was left open when my opponent, John Gerace, resigned after an incident that occurred at the Town of Batavia Fireman’s Installation Dinner. I was not at this event and have heard several accounts of what happened but will take Mr. Gerace at his word that the incident has been blown out of proportion and was actually a “hiccup” and not characteristic behavior.

I certainly appreciate John’s service, he and I served together beginning in 2003 and he had spent a few years on the planning board prior to his election. I am, however, disappointed with his efforts to exploit my failing business for his political gain. The people of the Town of Batavia deserve better than muckraking politics. This type of campaign hurts the system and discourages good people from running for public office. I have attempted to run a clean campaign and not engage in dirty politics. I do, however, feel I need to set the record straight on some level.

I take issue with several statements made by Mr. Gerace. In a recent interview, he stated that the consolidation charter effort, which he supported every step of the way, wasted $100,000 of taxpayer money to produce a document that he says he has never seen. This is simply not the case. A $54,000 state grant was awarded to the City of Batavia for the study and the work only came to a halt when the Town Board failed to act on a home rule legislation request that simply would have allowed the process to continue. It concerns me that my opponent has not read this document since it easily available online. My sense is that he realizes consolidation is an unpopular issue in the town and he hopes to connect me to that effort regardless of the fact that he has supported it at several junctures.

Upon my appointment, Mr. Gerace went to great lengths to have the appointment nullified claiming that the process used was invalid. That claim was quickly dismissed by the town’s attorney as unfounded. I also take issue with a political postcard Mr. Gerace has issued. He claims a “Zero Tax” rate for in town as one of his top accomplishments but the town has enjoyed a zero tax rate for decades. He has asked voters to “Re-elect” him and also labeled himself “Councilman John Gerace” in a recent political postcard. That statement is inaccurate and misleading.

I have always felt that I was the best candidate for this position. I have been appointed by the Town Board and have the endorsement of the Town Republican Committee. I am a dedicated professional that has three years of economic development experience and I have had a direct hand in the town’s growth. I worked diligently to resolve issues related to Gateway II while serving on the board, paving the way for Ashley Furniture to open its doors and provide nearly 80 jobs. I wrote the grant that led to the design of the Med-Tech Center Building and negotiated an easement that brought much needed sewer capacity to the Ag Park. I have generously volunteered my time to Chamber of Commerce, an Advisory Committee for GCC’s BEST Center, the GLOW Region’s Workforce Investment Board and numerous career days and community events. I currently work for Paragon Advertising in Buffalo and also serve as the Director of Advancement for St. Joseph School of Batavia, a position I find extremely rewarding.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have supported me every step of the way, including my wife, Jennifer. My one regret is that the issues brought forward in this election have caused her undue stress and frustration.

I encourage you to head to the polls from noon-9 p.m. on Thursday and hope you will give me your support when you do. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or comments at [email protected] Thank you.

Paid for by Chad Zambito.

September 11, 2012 - 1:33pm

An Open Letter to Town of Batavia Residents:

As you probably know, there is a primary for a position on the Batavia Town Board on Thursday and the polls are open from noon-9 p.m.  This position was left open when my opponent, John Gerace, resigned after a now infamous incident that occurred at the Town of Batavia Fireman’s Installation Dinner.  I was not at this event and have heard several accounts of what happened but will take Mr. Gerace at his word that the incident has been blown out of proportion and was actually a “hiccup” and not characteristic behavior.

I certainly appreciate John’s service, he and I served together beginning in 2003 and he had spent a few years on the planning board prior to his election.   I am, however, disappointed with his efforts to exploit my failing business for his political gain.  I was forced to close Grammy’s Laundromat in July and the subsequent auction raised far less than I expected.   I am currently working to resolve the issues that have stemmed from the closing. Like most of you, I have been knocked down from time to time but have consistently stood back up and dusted myself off and I will continue to do so. 

The people of the Town of Batavia deserve better than muckraking politics.  This type of campaign hurts the system and discourages good people from running for public office.  I have attempted to run a clean campaign and not engage in dirty politics.  I do, however, feel I need to set the record straight on some level.

I take issue with several statements made by Mr. Gerace.  In a recent interview, he stated that the consolidation charter effort, which he supported every step of the way, wasted $100,000 of tax-payer money to produce a document that he says has never seen.  This is simply not the case.  A $54,000 state grant was awarded to the City of Batavia for the study and the work only came to a halt when the Town Board failed to act on a home rule legislation request that simply would have allowed the process to continue.  In addition, the document is easily available online and for someone who claims to “do his homework,” it strikes me as peculiar that my opponent has not bothered to read that document.  My sense is that he realizes consolidation is an unpopular issue in the town and he hopes to connect me to that effort regardless of the fact that he has supported it at several junctures. 

Upon my appointment, Mr Gerace went to great lengths to have the appointment nullified claiming that the process used was invalid.  That claim was quickly dismissed by the town’s attorney as unfounded.  I also take issue with a political postcard Mr. Gerace has issued.  He claims a “Zero Tax” rate for in town as one of his top accomplishments but the town has enjoyed a zero tax rate for decades.  He has asked voters to “Re-elect” him and also labeled himself “Councilman John Gerace” in his postcard.   That statement is inaccurate and misleading.

I have always felt that I was the best candidate for this position.  I am a dedicated professional that has three years of economic development experience and I have had a direct hand it the town’s growth.  I worked diligently to resolve issues related to Gateway II while serving on the board, paving the way for Ashely Furniture to open its doors and provide nearly 80 jobs.  I wrote the grant that led to the design of the Med-Tech Center Building and negotiated an easement that brought much needed sewer capacity to the Ag Park.  I have generously volunteered my time to Chamber of Commerce, an Advisory Committee for GCC’s BEST Center, the GLOW Region’s Workforce Investment Board and numerous career days and community events.  I currently work for Paragon Advertising in Buffalo and also serve as the Director of Advancement for St. Joseph School of Batavia. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those that have supported me every step of the way, including my wife Jennifer.  My one regret is that the issues brought forward in this election have caused her undue stress and frustration. 

I encourage you to head to the polls from noon-9 p.m. on Thursday and hope you will give me your support when you do.  Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or comments at [email protected].  Thank you.

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