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January 12, 2013 - 9:39am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

For the past three years, we've offered photos for sale through one particular site and a couple of months ago, we started selling photos through my photography site, howardowensphotography.com.

That is working pretty well, so I'm retiring the old photo sales site (so I no longer have to pay the hosting bill).

It would be a monumental task to transfer three years worth of photos from one site to another. So to ensure everybody who still might like to buy photos from the past three years a chance to buy those photos, I've drastically reduced their prices.

Click here to buy photos from the old site at ridiculously low prices. These photos will NOT be available for purchase after Jan. 31.

Of particular interest might shots from this past football season:

There are also:

And again, click here, to access the home page for all of the event albums from the past three years.

January 11, 2013 - 4:15pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

As of this moment, we have 29 local businesses that will honor exclusive gift certificates mailed to members of The Batavian Club. The total value of those gift certificates is $285, while you can become a member of the club for as little as $50 a year ($60 a year if you just want to make a one-time payment).

Here's a list of the participating businesses and the value of each gift certificate you will receive as a member:

  • Adam Miller Toy and Bicycles, $3
  • Alex's Place, $5
  • Alli's Cones and Dogs, $3
  • B Town Taxi, $4
  • Batavia Country Club, $5
  • Batavia Muckdogs, Two free GA tickets
  • Bed-N-Bones Pet Lodge, $5
  • Center Street Smokehouse,$5
  • City Slickers, $4
  • Clor's Meat Market, $3
  • CPR, $25
  • Dan's Tire, $5
  • The Detail Shop, $2
  • En Garde, $5
  • Floral Fantasies, $3
  • Hardcor Audio, $20
  • Mane Attraction, $5
  • Main St. Pizza Company, $3
  • Max Pies Furniture, $100 on $500 or more retail value
  • Millennium Computer, $20 on $100 or more purchase
  • R&D Outlet Center, $5
  • R.W. Vapors, $5
  • Salon VIP & Boutique, $5
  • Salsa & Curry, $5
  • Settler's Restaurant, $5
  • Smokin' Eagle, $5
  • Sweet Pea's, $2
  • Valle Jewelers, $25 on $100 or more retail value
  • West Main Wine and Spirits, $3

Some time around the end of January -- I hope -- we will send out the first mailing of membership cards and gift cards to members. The gift cards can be used anytime in the next year (one per household, must present your membership card at time of redemption and cannot be combined with other discounts, including The Batavian's Deal of the Day).

And as we announced the other day, members will also receive a voucher for two free general admission tickets to a Batavia Muckdogs' game (July 3 excluded).

I look forward to you becoming a member and helping to support The Batavian. And thank you to all of the participating businesses. Any businesses that would like to be included can contact me 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.

You already love The Batavian. We appreciate your daily visits to our site and telling your friends about the stories you read here and supporting our sponsors. Now we're asking for your direct financial support. Reader support will help us grow and become better at what we do.

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. We'll also occasionally e-mail you coupons from 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 membership club 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, 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.

 

January 10, 2013 - 3:13pm

Batavia Soccer Club Summer 2013 sign ups and walk-in registration will be held on from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. January 12th at Richmond Memorial Library.

For online registration; please visit: http://www.gasabatavia.org

  • $65  U6-U8, Registration ends 3/1.
  • $95 U11-U15, Registration ends 1/15.
  • $110 U16-U19, Registration ends 1/15.

U-11 to U19 -- Need copy of birth ceritifcate and passport-size photo.

Please make checks payable to: Genesee Amatuer Soccer Association, P.O. Box 53, Batavia, NY 14020

January 8, 2013 - 7:26am

I'm excited to announce this this morning: Join The Batavian Club and receive two free tickets to a Batavia Muckdogs home game in 2013.

That's right, each member of the club will receive a voucher redeemable for two general admission tickets to any home game (July 3, excluded).

Also, we're up to $270 in gift certificate value for members redeemable at 26 different local businesses.

Join The Batavian Club and SAVE: Currently, members will receive $270 in gift certificates to local businesses -- far more value than the cost of the membership! (more info below).

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.

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.

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.

 

 

January 7, 2013 - 9:17am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

Our gift certificates can't be traded for cash, but in the local businesses that have agreed to honor them, they act just like cash -- saving you money. Currently, members can expect to save at least $255 at local businesses in the coming year as members. The cost of membership: Only about 1/5 of what members get in savings.

Join The Batavian Club and SAVE: Currently, members will receive $250 in gift certificates to local businesses -- far more value than the cost of the membership! (more info below).

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.

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.

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.

 

 

January 5, 2013 - 12:23pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

We now have enough local businesses supporting The Batavian Club to say that members will receive $250 in gift certificates with their membership cards (we're targeting the end of January to send out cards and gift certificates).

Based on some feedback, we're also creating a way for people to join through PayPal without making a recurring payment commitment. If you want to join, but don't want to commit to an annual payment, the fee is $60 (or $120 for a household membership) and you can use the PayPal buttons below. The price for people joining and paying by check will also now be $60/$120.

To be clear: For $60 (or $120 for a household), you can receive in return $250 in gift certificates that can be used at local businesses. That's a pretty good return on investment ...

I'm hoping to announce the participating businesses within the next week after I have a chance to -- I hope -- sign up a few more.

Join The Batavian Club and SAVE: Currently, members will receive $250 in gift certificates to local businesses -- far more value than the cost of the membership! (more info below).

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.

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.

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.

 

 

January 3, 2013 - 11:53pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

Some of you may have already noticed that certain people now, when they leave a comment on a story, have a little "club member" icon below their names.

This means these people have elected to help support The Batavian by becoming club members and we want to recognize their support.

The other change we've made is people who are not yet members will get a reminder to join every time they log into the site (our software, in a pattern I've never been able to figure out, occasionally asked people to reenter their usernames and passwords). After people enter their usernames and passwords, they will hit a screen that offers them the opportunity to continue with their login or join The Batavian Club. There is still no obligation to join the club to read news or comment on stories, but we want to remind people how important it is that they support our local news efforts.

Plus, members get benefits such as discounts at local businesses -- a monetary value that exceeds the cost of membership.

Join The Batavian Club and SAVE: Currently, members will receive $220 in gift certificates to local businesses -- far more value than the cost of the membership! (more info below)

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.

 

Monthly Household Membership - $10 per month
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers.

 

Annual Single Membership - $50 per year
Includes membership card, bumper sticker.

 

Annual Household Membership - $100 per year
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers.

 

 

January 2, 2013 - 7:07am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

Join The Batavian Club and SAVE: Currently, members will receive $220 in gift certificates to local businesses -- far more value than the cost of the membership! (more info below).

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.

 

Monthly Household Membership - $10 per month
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers.

 

Annual Single Membership - $50 per year
Includes membership card, bumper sticker.

 

Annual Household Membership - $100 per year
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers.

 

 

December 29, 2012 - 5:37pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

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.

Four-day sale on annual memberships: Join before midnight Monday, Dec. 31, either through PayPal or with a credit card set up on a recurring annual payment of either $50 or $100 and get a $10 rebate on your first year's dues.

We currently have about a dozen businesses that will provide gift certificates to club members with a total value of $220, plus we'll continue to e-mail out coupons to members.

Join today and save!

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

 

Monthly Household Membership - $10 per month
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers.

 

Annual Single Membership - $50 per year
Includes membership card, bumper sticker.

 

Annual Household Membership - $100 per year
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers.

 

 

December 28, 2012 - 6:55pm
posted by The Batavian in batavia, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Yngodess Shop.

Christine Crocker and the staff of YNGodess would like to wish everybody a Happy New Year and thank the more than 12,000 customers who came into the store during its first 10 months in business.

In 2013, Christine plans to continue to expand, adding more wines and spirits, and she invites customers to bring their requests of favorites to her. Many of the wines YNGodess carries now are not readily available in other stores.

Come to the YNGodess to check out the large selection of wines and for daily tastings. The friendly staff is always ready to help you find the perfect pairing for any occasion.

The YNGodess will be open New Year's Eve to help you with your party supply of wines and spirits. Toast in the New Year with YNGodess!

The store is located at 73 Main St. in the City of Batavia. Phone is 343-3170. Normal business hours are:

  • Monday and Tuesday -- 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday through Saturday -- 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday -- Noon to 5 p.m.
December 20, 2012 - 8:26pm
posted by Lisa Ace in Sponsored Post, advertisement, IR Systems.

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/

December 18, 2012 - 4:44pm

Frankly Design offers -- Graphic Design/ Product Design/ Laser Engraving. Pet tag offer valid through Jan. 15, 2013. We're located at 440 Ellicott St. (corner of Otis) in Batavia. Call (585) 343-6336 | e-mail: [email protected] or visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/franklydesigncreativesolutions

December 17, 2012 - 3:57pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, T.F. Brown's, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

The biggest Christmas Happy Hour in Batavia is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 18) at T.F. Brown's downtown.

Bring a new, unwrapped toy and receive a complimentary cup of cheer! Toys will benefit the children who attend the annual T.F. Brown's/Batavia Lions Club Christmas Dinner.

There will be dinner and drink specials available all night and DJ Pat will be spinning the tunes!

Cheers!

December 14, 2012 - 2:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

People who become annual members will of The Batavian Club by the end of the day tomorrow will receive a 2013 calendar of Genesee County photos by Howard Owens. After tomorrow, no more orders for calendars will be accepted and the calendars will not be available for sale.

You can purchase the calendar for $25, or the better deal is to become an annual member of The Batavian Club by Dec. 15 and receive a free copy as part of your membership.

We're only printing as many copies are as sold (plus a few for gifts) and have been ordered by Dec. 15, so the calendar will not be available as a membership premium after Dec. 15.

Plus, we still have $5 gift certificates available for the first 60 members of The Batavian Club.

The slide show above contains the photos that will be used in the calendar. You can also click the "view gallery" link embedded in the slide show to visit my photography Web site and purchase individual prints, if you like.

To pay by check or credit card, click here to download our membership form and mail your payment to our office (or for credit card payment you can call (585) 250-4118).

Order a 2013 Calendar - $25
Photos of Genesee County by Howard Owens. Some of the photos you've seen on The Batavian, some have not been published on The Batavian before.

Number of Calendars
 

Annual Single Membership - $50 per year
Includes membership card, bumper sticker and entry into iPod Nano drawing.
Special Offer: Join by Dec. 15 and receive a calendar of Genesee County photos by Howard Owens

 

Annual Household Membership - $100 per year
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers and entry into iPod Nano drawing.
Special Offer: Join by Dec. 15 and receive a calendar of Genesee County photos by Howard Owens

 

 

December 6, 2012 - 12:40am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Sponsored Post, advertisement, contests.

Christina Brown won our most recent Valle Jewelers Facebook Like Contest.

She wins a Chamilia bracelet.

We'll have another contest soon.

December 5, 2012 - 4:20pm
posted by Lisa Ace in Sponsored Post, advertisement, CPR, Bill Pay.

 

CPR - Computer & Phone Repair and support services. Electronics Repair, Cellular Repair. You break it, we fix it!
 
CPR is now able to offer BILL PAY.  You can now pay your utility, phone, credit card, auto insurance, mortgage, cable, satellite bills, and you can also purchase Xbox Live points, pre-paid phone minutes as well!
 
Protect your PC or server with a simple, powerful online backup service.  We offer CLOUD BACKUP for personal and business use.  Every business/person needs a disaster recovery plan.  Online backup provides your home/business computer with the industries best protection and top rated features.  Contact us now for a no-cost, no-obligation analysis of a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.
 
Is your website not reaching out to potential customers?  We do web site design or re-design and web hosting. Also offering business Facebook management. 
 
Also we do computer, laptop, electronics and phone repairs, virus/spyware removal, customer support, and desktop and laptop upgrades.   If your computer or any electronic devices need to be recycled just bring them in and put them in the blue bin in our showroom. 
 
Do you have a custom installation you need done?  Do you have networking that needs upgrading? Give us a call and we will come over and give you a detailed quote, whether it is for your home or your business.
 
Do you have old negatives, 35mm slides or old pictures you would like turned into digital photos?  CPR now can do that for you.  What a wonderful gift of pictures of time gone by.  We can also make slide shows of your pictures.  Stop in and check it out.
 
Testimonials
My computer was down, I brought it in to CPR they had it fixed in under 10 minutes. Highly recommended, Great prices great service! – Frankly Design
 
I have used this place a few times so far. On both a personal and professional level. Rich is very skilled at his career and is willing to go to great lengths to ensure customer satisfaction. Thanks Rich... – Karen
 
Rich puts his customers first. I’ve worked with him before behind the scenes, and let me tell you, he’s not only honest when you’re in his store, but also when you’re not and you’re computer is – Kyle
 
Give us a call today! (585) 344-7085 or stop by our store, located at 216 Main St., in Batavia. Visit us online at: http://www.computerandphonerepair.net
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