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Batavia's Original Genesee Cancer Assistance Benefit Night

By Robert Brown
Jun 28, 2021, 11:53pm

Help cancer patients in Genesee County when you dine at Batavia's Original (500 East Main Street in Batavia) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 11AM-10PM.  A portion of the day's total sales (dine-in or carryout) will be donated to Genesee Cancer Assistance. Please call 585-345-0417 for more information.

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Batavia's Original expected to reopen on Friday

By Howard B. Owens
Nov 16, 2020, 5:29pm

Owner Kathy Ferrara now expects to keep Batavia's Original closed through Thursday, opening again on Friday.

Ferrara said closing the extra days -- she originally anticipated closing only for a weekend -- is a matter of extra precaution.

Five employees tested positive for coronavirus, with all the cases contracted away from the workplace, and multiple employees were placed on mandatory quarantine.  That created an immediate staffing problem for Ferrara. 

She said in an email today that all employees who tested positive are recovering nicely and that the Health Department is conducting contact tracing.

Batavia's Original will reopen on Friday, she said.

Health Department advises people who visited Batavia's Original at specific times to seek testing

By Press Release
Nov 13, 2020, 12:01pm

Press release: 

The Genesee County Health Department has received a positive COVID-19 test from an individual who was at Batavia's Original on Friday Nov. 6th and Saturday Nov. 7th between the hours of 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Contact tracing is in progress; however unidentified individuals may have unknowingly been in contact with the positive case.

We advise all individuals who were at Batavia's Original on Friday or Saturday between the stated hours to monitor their symptoms for 14 days (Nov. 20th or Nov. 21st). If symptoms of COVID-19 develop, contact your primary care provider to seek testing immediately and self-isolate until you receive your test results.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include but are not limited to: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

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Previously: With staff members knocked out of action by COVID, Batavia's Original closing for the weekend

Batavia's Original teams up with Le Roy Rotary to provide free pizza, salad and dessert tonight in Le Roy

By Billie Owens
Mar 31, 2020, 1:29pm

"Pizza! Pizza!"

Tonight from 5 to 6 free drive-thru dinners will be distributed in Le Roy thanks to the Le Roy Rotary Community Kitchen and the largesse of Batavia's Original Pizzeria. The distribution site is at 15 Bank St., Le Roy.

Christine Gephart, president of the club's Community Kitchen, said last week 250 dinners were provided.

This week, they are partnering with Batavia's Original and will serve pizza, salad and dessert, too.

Batavia's Original Pizza for a Cause - To Benefit Genesee Cancer Assistance

By Lisa Ace
Dec 4, 2019, 10:04am

Batavia’s Original Pizza for a Cause
Join us Wednesday December 4th
Dine -in or take out

11am - 10pm

10% of your bill will be donated to Genesee Cancer Assistance.

Batavia's Original - 500 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020  •   (585) 343-3303

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Photos: Sunday's Halloween parade hosted by Batavia's Original and Kiwanis Club

By Billie Owens
Oct 28, 2019, 11:32am

Another fall day in Batavia, NY, USA...

Photos and information submitted by Kathy Ferrara.

Batavia's Original and the Kiwanis Club of Batavia held their second annual Halloween Parade on Sunday.

Their trek through wind and rain from Dan's Tire to the pizzeria at Harvester Avenue and East Main Street was rewarded with food, games, a magician, a costume contest and prizes. Of course there was plenty of candy!

Judges were Batavia City Council President Eugene Jankowski Jr., Genesee County Sheriff William Sheron Jr., city fire Capt. Greg Ireland and city fire's EMS Program coordinator Tom Douglas.

The magician was Doug Ireland. Harvester 56 Theater actors were present in some amazing costumes.
A macabre little man in black...
Batavia's Original owner Kathy Ferrara greets parade participants upon their arrival at her pizzeria.

Kindred spirits, wild and woolly...

A gruesome twosome...


The morbid wedding party...

It was magical...or was it?

Spiderman was a boy once, with regular folks and a little sis -- it was enough to make him want to climb the walls...

Kiwanis Club and Batavia's Original to host second annual Kids Halloween Parade Oct. 27

By Billie Owens
Oct 17, 2019, 5:22pm

Submitted photo and press release:

Once again Batavia’s Original is teaming up with the Kiwanis Club of Batavia to host the Kids Halloween Parade on Sunday, Oct. 27th.

This is the second year that Kiwanis has partnered with Batavia’s Original on this fun, free family event.

The parade starts in front of Dan’s Tire & Auto, behind the Downtown mall, and ends at Batavia’s Original. The parade starts at 1 p.m., so kids should start lining up around 12:45.

The parade is rain or shine, so kids should dress appropriately.

When the parade concludes at Batavia’s Original, there will be music and games for the kids, along with a costume judging contest with prizes for best costumes.

The parade route is as follows:

  1. Start at Dan's Tire (48 Batavia City Centre)
  2. Right onto Washington Avenue
  3. Left onto Ross Street
  4. Right onto East Avenue
  5. Right onto Vine Street
  6. Left onto Fisher Park
  7. Right onto Elm Street
  8. Cross over Main Street
  9. Left into Batavia's Original Pizzeria at East Main and Harvester Avenue

Photo from left: Frank Ciaccia, Gary Maha, Chuck Flynn, Batavia's Original owner Kathy Ferrara, Pete Guppenberger and Lawrence Friedman.

Batavia's Best Businesses, Ep. 3: Batavia's Original

By Howard B. Owens
Aug 5, 2019, 2:49pm

In this episode of Batavia's Best Businesses, Nici has a problem. Macy gets a great gig out of town and leaves Nici holding the bag for planning Zander's birthday party. Kathy Ferrara at Batavia's Original solves the problem.

Batavia's Best Businesses is a joint promotional production for Genesee County businesses by The Batavian and WBTA. To find out how to promote your business in this web video series, contact Lorne or Jim at WBTA.

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