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"Authors in Autumn" Information Meeting on Fall Tour

By Leslie DeLooze

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia will host an information meeting on the “Authors in Autumn” Fall Tour on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm.  Phyllis Breen from First Choice Educational Tours will talk about the library's third annual fall trip, scheduled this year from October 18-20, to the Hudson Valley. Hear about accommodations, travel plans, special dinners, and the numerous historic sites that will be featured. This will include a short slide show of last year's trip.

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Picturesque home gardens showcased in 'House & Garden Tour'

By Daniel Crofts

On Sunday, 12 homeowners -- nine from Batavia and three from Corfu -- opened their homes as part of the Landmark Society of Genesee County's "House & Garden Tour," the proceeds of which went toward the restoration of St. James Episcopal Church.

For $20, self-guided tourists travelled to all of these beautiful homegrown gardens and then enjoyed a reception and dessert at St. James in the evening.

Here are some pictures from a few of the gardens:




Free tour to focus on all things alpaca

By Daniel Crofts

The Grant family of North Bergen invites people on a 30-mile tour of Alpaca Country, which includes a tour of their alpaca farm at 6499 N. Lake Road in Bergen.

This event is free, open to the public, and lasts from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26.

The tour includes five farms and will expose people to the wonders of the alpaca, which is the world's oldest domesticated animal.

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Holland Land Office Museum Anounces 2009 Summer Program for Kids Lineup

By Holland Land Office Museum

The Holland Land Office Museum is proud to announce the line up for the 2009 Summer Program. The program, for children 7 to 13 years old, consists of sixteen different sessions based on local history. The program is sponsored by The Bank of Castile and the Kiwanis Club of Batavia.

Registration is now open and available on the Museum’s website at or a flyer is available by calling the Museum at (585) 343-4727. The class will fill up fast, so sign your child up today!

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