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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.

August 16, 2013 - 5:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Stan's Harley-Davidson, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

This is our 3rd annual fundraiser and reunion event for our local animal shelter. We invite any former resident and supporters of the Genesee County Animal Shelter to come out and join us!

This event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m .at Stan's Harley Davidson located at 4425 W. Saile Drive, Batavia.

List of activities:

*Bring an item from the Animal Shelter's wishlist or a monetary donation -- receive lunch on us (graciously donated by Beds-n-Bones Pet Lodge & Frank Penna Catering)
*Microchipping for Dogs and Cats $30
*Obedience training with Fort Hyde Kennel
*Professional photos taken of your pets
*50/50 Raffle
*Pick-your-prize Raffle
*Pet Photo contest
*Many Vendors (Dirty Hairy Pet Service, Amy's Fluffy Friends and more!)
*WBTA will be doing a live remote from 11-1
*Bounce house

There will also be a retirement celebration for Genesee County's K-9 unit, Pharoah. Pharoah will be joining us for the day. He will be doing demonstrations with his handler, Deputy Thompson.

We will also be trying to get donantions for the new K-9 unit, Destro, coming to join us in September.

August 16, 2013 - 5:19pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

Dear Folks who read The Batavian daily (and there are thousands of you):

We really do need your support. We're asking you to sign up for a voluntary subscription (we call it The Batavian Club), and for your support we promise to keep bringing you local news every day (and if enough of you join, expand on it) and send you more than $325 in gift certificates to local businesses.

It's a great way to support your favorite local news site.

If you join now, bring your PayPal receipt to Summer in the City tomorrow for a free gift.

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 14, 2013 - 4:19pm

SJS Launches Fund Raising Campaign! Also Calling for Alumni Nominations.

Batavia, NY – St. Joseph Catholic School is pleased to announce the establishment of the All Apostles’ Society, an annual giving society aimed at creating sustainability for the school. Alumni Tom and Jean Lichtenthal have agreed to act as honorary co-chairs for the campaign, which hopes to raise $50,000 by the end of the year.

With the closing of Holy Family School in Le Roy last year, the school has swelled to 300 students from 14 school districts and four different counties. While enrollment remains strong, school officials would like to guarentee the school remains viable for years to come. Principal Karen Green believes the time is right for the school to kick off this initiative.

“We have tremendous support from the church, our families and staff, and the community at large but we want to take steps now to ensure that St. Joe’s will be a vibrant part of the community for years to come,” Green said.

The campaign will be led by Development Director Chad Zambito and supported by the school’s advisory committee including Bryan Winters, a former Holy Family supporter that has made the transition to St Joe’s.

“It was difficult for us to witness the closing of Holy Family but we are very happy with St. Joe’s and want to make sure that parents in Genesee County and the region have an option to provide a Catholic education for their children,” Winters said.

The Lichtenthals both attended St. Joe’s and sent their three children to the school as well.

“St. Joe’s teaches so much more than academics, it gives these children a solid foundation of knowledge, morals and values that they can build on for the rest of their life," Tom said. “We have been involved in committees and fundraisers in the past and are looking forward to helping the school take another step toward sustainability.”

The campaign will kick off with a reception at T.F. Brown’s in Batavia on Aug. 22.

Meanwhile, officials have announced that the 54th annual Popcorn Ball will be held on Oct. 26 and will feature a “Corks and Forks” theme. Nominations are now being accepted for Outstanding Alumni awards.

For more information about the All Apostles’ Society or the Popcorn Ball, call 343-6154 or visit www.sjsbatavia.org.

August 9, 2013 - 12:03pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

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 8, 2013 - 4:31pm
posted by Lisa Ace in Darien, ny, Sponsored Post, Darien Lakes State Park.

By Lindsay Hawkins

The Newest Sports Craze at Darien Lakes State Park -- Disc Golf!

Think of traditional golf -- but with Frisbees. There, you have disc golf! If throwing is not your forte (like myself), the course may seem intimidating -- but don’t let that deter you from trying it out at Darien Lakes State Park’s beautiful 18-hole Angry Apple Disc Golf Course.

The object of disc golf, much like traditional, is to “complete each hole in the fewest number of strokes” (or throws in this case), according to the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA). There are even specific discs like there are golf clubs! You start from a tee area and aim for the target  an elevated metal basket. At Darien Lakes, the course winds through an old apple orchard and wooded hills, presenting quite a fun challenge for players. 

Also known as Frisbee golf, disc golf is a great way to spend time outside with family or friends. Kids to seniors can be seen on the course, which starts just behind the contact station at the entrance to the park. There are three separate tees to accommodate all levels of expertise, so everyone can participate!

Doug Kelly, park manager at Darien Lakes, brought the sport to the park over a year ago, to much success. He knew the park had the perfect land and setup for a disc golf course. Professional golfers and amateurs have visited the park solely to try the course. 

“The sport has a fairly easy learning curve so you can get proficient rather quickly,” Kelly said. “The idea for the course was to create a fun design that would cater both to experienced golfers and those who are just being introduced to the sport. It’s a great way to spend a few hours relaxing while playing at your own pace.”

Disc golf actually has a local connection! In 1970, a group of people from Rochester had been playing disc golf with tournaments and leagues -- they even had a championship event by 1972. The next year, they discovered the International Frisbee Association and turned their championship event into a national one -- the American Flying Disc Open. From there, disc golf was incorporated as an event in the World Frisbee Championship, and then the PDGA was formed. 

The course is open year-round (yes, if you are feeling adventurous, you can play in the winter!) The park will soon be renting and selling discs for use on the course, but keep in mind that there is a lot of foliage surrounding the course and you don’t want to lose your disc! 

Players get to see a secluded part of the park, which is both serene and scenic, while getting in some exercise and relaxation. Visit Darien Lakes' hidden treasure and see what this up-and-coming sport is all about!

Darien Lakes State Park is located at 10475 Harlow Road in Darien.
Call (585) 547-9242 for more information about disc golf and the park.

August 7, 2013 - 4:55pm

Jam at The Ridge concert lineup! Join the family fun! Here is the lineup for our upcoming concerts.

For more information, reservations or to purchase tickets for upcoming events, please visit http://www.frostridge.com/index.html, then select [Concerts] or call us at 585-768-4883.

Frost Ridge, Where the Fun is!

August 5, 2013 - 8:04am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Sponsored Post, advertisement, City Slickers.

Tonight Sports Q TV will be at City Slickers filming their sports-center-style show! It's your chance to meet your favorite Buffalo Bills players and as many as 30 players could be there. The party starts at 9:30 p.m. and includes two djs -- DJ Macy Paradise and DJ Konda. The event is for ages 18+ to party, 21+ to drink and sponsored by Mancuso Limo and The Batavian.

Bills gear is encouraged and the restaurant will be open at 4 p.m. for dinner. Due to contractual agreements, player names can't be announced, however several rookies and starters are expected to be in attendance. 

City Slickers has also posted a flier on www.facebook.com/cityslickersbar, which can be printed out and for every flier turned in during the event, $2 will be donated to the Sheldon family in Bergen. Derek Sheldon was killed in Le Roy yesterday in a motorcycle accident.

August 3, 2013 - 8:24pm
posted by The Batavian in business, Oakfield, Sponsored Post, Oakfield Fitness.

Oakfield Fitness and Cross-Training Center has expanded to include a fully appointed cross-training room with dumbbells, squat racks, wall balls, ropes, step-up boxes and other training devices.

There is an experienced cross-trainer providing assistance and training Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 6 to 8 a.m.

The gym is fully equipped with a weight room including dumbbells, free weights and universal machines and a cardio area with treadmills, bikes and rowing machines.

The monthly fee for the weight room and cardio area is $30. To use the cross-training room is an additional $30 a month (total, $60 a month).

There's no sign-up fee.

The gym is open to members 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information and to inquire about a membership, visit OakfieldFitness.com, or call (585) 948-8000.

August 2, 2013 - 3:08pm

High Voltage Tattoo has added an additional tattoo booth and another artist.

In response to increasing business, we at High Voltage Tattoo and Piercing have added another tattoo booth and hired another artist. For most of 2013 all of the tattoo artists at the shop have been booked in advance with appointments, so we have rarely been able to accommodate walk-ins. Hopefully with an additional new workspace and another tattoo artist, we will be able to get more walk-ins into a chair.

Jeremy is the latest artist to join the High Voltage crew. Jeremy tattooed in Buffalo for six years and has recently moved to Batavia. We now have five people working full time to better meet the needs of our customers.

High Voltage Tattoo is Genesee County's longest established tattoo and piercing shop. We blend old-school values with modern safety standards. Our tattoo artists create custom artwork, coverups or they can bring your own sketches to life. Our studio is a sanctuary of creative self-expression and we uphold a zero-attitude policy. Each client is treated with integrity and respect.

We are open 7 days a week, so stop in for a new tattoo or piercing or call (585) 201-1127 to book an appointment. Visit us online: http://www.hvolttattoo.com/

August 1, 2013 - 4:26pm
posted by Lisa Ace in batavia, ny, Sponsored Post, advertisement, Yngodess Shop.

The Yngodess Shop welcomes their 25,000th customer, Joan Miller! We are approaching our 18-month anniversary and would like to thank everyone for their continued patronage. We thrive on providing the best products and customer service to the area. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

July 29, 2013 - 12:00pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

Each of the past two Monday's I've posted a simple message: When you join The Batavian Club, you are helping to support your favorite local news site. The simple message has been working. People have been joining.

The Batavian is blessed with strong support from the local business community, but advertising is only a portion of the revenue any local news organization needs to grow and provide well-rounded local news coverage.

That's not just true of an online news site like The Batavian. It's true of any local news organization. 

A newspaper garners very important reader support by dropping a physical product on your doorstep or driveway. You pay for the product and delivery. Since we don't have a physical product to deliver to your home, we offer you a package of gift certificates to local businesses in exchange for your support.

Think of a membership in The Batavian Club 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.

 

July 26, 2013 - 11:50am

Bradman Chiropractic will be hosting an anniversary party and open house event to celebrate 25 years of serving familes in the Genesee Region. A significant milestone, Dr. Bradman has helped thousands of people since his doors opened in 1988. We welcome everyone to bring your family down to celebrate with us this Saturday July 27th from 1 to 5 p.m.!

Visit us online at: http://bradmanchiropractic.com

 
July 25, 2013 - 3:00pm

Vinyl Sticks welcomes Adam Lowder as their New Graphic Designer!

If you have had a sign or vinyl graphics professionally created in the Batavia area within the last 15 years, odds are pretty good that you have worked with Adam Lowder. Adam has been working with patrons in Western New York, creating signs, banners, magnets, and vehicle layouts since 1999. With familiarity of all aspects in the sign and vinyl graphics’ field, and a true passion for this line of work, Adam is ready to assist you.

“Here at Vinyl Sticks, no project is too big or too small,” Adam explains. “Whether you are looking for a small sign to stick in your yard, a few window stickers to promote your organization, or to do a complete vinyl wrap on your company van, Vinyl Sticks will do the job right. We have the ability to take any vehicle and turn it into a driving billboard.”

Adam joins Joe Bradt at Vinyl Sticks, who has been the head of operations since the company opened in October of 2012. Joe is a third-generation sign craftsman. Growing up around his grandfather’s and father’s sign businesses, Joe adds plenty of years of experience to Vinyl Sticks.

Vinyl Sticks is a company for everybody, not just businesses. Although they do create a lot of yard signs for businesses to advertise their services, and specialize in vehicle designs, big and small, they also make every day birthday banners, welcome-home banners, campsite signs, car decals, stickers and much more.

"At Vinyl Sticks we are using state-of-the-art printers and software to create stunning graphics.  We use a wide-format printer which allows us to print directly onto a variety of media surfaces, such as banners and vehicle wraps. We have graphics that allow you to advertise on glass, while still being able to see out of the glass.

"We have graphics that can turn your silver truck into a pink or camouflage truck. Graphics that allow you to advertise on walls, on the floor, and even on brick walls, and because we are creating the graphics ourselves, it is very cost-effective. Our prices are very competitive.”

Vinyl Sticks offers free estimates, free consultation, and of course design, production and installation services. Feel free to visit Adam and Joe at Vinyl Sticks, located at 23 Ganson Ave. in Batavia, NY. Off of Route 63, turn onto Evans Street; go past the Falleti Ice Arena, and at the stop sign go straight onto Ganson Avenue. Vinyl Sticks will be on your right.

You may also contact Adam or Joe by calling: 585-300-4307 or 877-456-4755.

E-mail Adam Lowder: [email protected]

E-mail Joe Bradt: [email protected]

"Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Send us your thoughts, ideas, and artwork and we will gladly provide you with an estimate and answer any questions you may have. Please visit www.VinylSticks.com for more information!”

July 24, 2013 - 3:34pm

Washington Towers is hosting an Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 26th. We will be hosting an Open House to show our beautiful building to the community! Take a tour of an apartment, ASK questions of our staff, MEET other residents, see the amenities we have to offer, LISTEN to music and HEAR a live broadcast by WBTA personalities. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

This event will take place rain or shine, inside or out. We will be here to show you the benefits of living at "the very best senior facility in Genesee County!"

We offer:

  • Security
  • One bedroom/two bedroom units (no studios)
  • Well maintained inside & out
  • Great location
  • Friendly & helpful staff

Event Highlights:

  • Music by Gridder & Pitch -- 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Food by Louie & Stella’s Café and Pasta Bowl
  • Live broadcast with WBTA personalities! 10a.m. - Noon

For more information on Washington Towers, please call (585) 344-0200.

HUD Section 8 Housing for Elderly & Disabled (with impaired mobility).
Displays provided by: Wortzman's Furniture Floral Fantasies.

July 16, 2013 - 3:46pm

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday 7/16

  • 9am - 4-H Swine Show
  • 12 pm -  4-H Goat Show
  • 2:30 pm - 4-H Sheep Show
  • 6 pm - 4-H Beef Show
  • 6:30 pm - "Genesee's Got Talent" -Talent Show
 
Wednesday 7/17
  • 4 - 8pm -  Mr. Scribbles and various children events
  • 5 - 10pm - Rides by Mainevent Amusements
  • 5 pm - Classic car show
  • 6:30 pm - Grand Parade in the fairgrounds
  • 7 pm - Karaoke
  • 8 - 11pm - Barnstorm Band
 
Thursday 7/18
  • 5 - 10pm - Rides by Mainevent Amusements
  • 6 pm - Raceway 5 Stock Car Racing
  • 7 pm - 4-H Livestock Auction
  • 8 pm - Patrick Johnson - Elvis impersonator
  • 8 pm - Karaoke Finals
 
Friday 7/19
  • 5 - 10pm - Rides by Mainevent Amusements
  • 7 pm - Genesee County Fair Queen and Princess Pageant
  • 7 pm - Demolition Derby
  • 8 pm - Julie Dunlap Band
 
Saturday 7/20
  • 11 am - Farm Stock Tractor Pull - Bring your tractor
  • 1 pm - 10pm Rides by Mainevent Amusements
  • 4 pm - WNY Garden Tractor Pull
  • 6 pm - WNY Pro Farm Tractor and Truck Pull
  • 8 pm - Monster Johnson Band

For more information, please visit us online at: http://gcfair.com

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