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Monday, January 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Take Charge! Program is now FREE!

post by Christi Hayden in announcements

The “Take Charge” Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is an evidence-based program that was developed at Stanford University.  This program is 2.5 hours, once a week, for six weeks.  Take Charge is open to anyone in the community who is dealing with a chronic condition and wishes to enhance their ability to manage their own health care.  The program is also open to family members, friends and caregivers of those with chronic conditions.  Participants will learn how to:


Work with their doctor

Goal Setting



Communication Skills

Manage Fatigue and Frustration

Manage Symptoms

Relaxation Techniques

Eat well/Develop Exercise Program


The Program is FREE!


If a participant would like to keep the book and additional supplies at the end of the program, it will be $40


Follow the instructions at the website listed below to view a video about this program:


 For more information contact:

Christi Hayden

Consumer Engagement Assistant

Lake Plains Community Care Network

56 Harvester Avenue, Third Floor, Suite 1

Batavia, NY 14020


[email protected]


Monday, January 19, 2009 at 12:29 pm

News from the Elba Historical Society

From the Historical Society of Elba:

The Historical Society of Elba has removed the Christmas display at the Pinehill Fitness Center on Main St. in Elba.  In it's place is a display of all the items that the Society has for sale.  Many of them are at discounted prices.  The maroon and blue Elba throws are now $35.00 including tax.  T-shirts $5.00 and sweatshirts $10.00.  "Give a Gift of Elba History" for birthday, anniversary, graduation, shower, wedding or any occasion that you may have to celebrate.  The Walk Way Bricks originaly were sold to raise money to move an 1842 home(the Griffin-Hill house)into Elba.  It was set next to the Museum that was erected in the 80's.  In 2008, the Society was able to build a barn to add to the Museum complex.  We are using the money from the current sale of the bricks to help offset the cost of the barn. These are great for a permanent memorial for a loved one, organization, family etc.

The Museum is closed now for the winter but will reopen on Memorial Day following the services at the Maple Lawn Cemetery in the morning. Coffee and donuts are served at the Museum.

If anyone is interested in any Historical Society of Elba memorabilia please call Ann at 585-757-9356 or June at 585-757-2791 for more information.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Alabama Fire Dept. Chicken Barbeque

post by Beth Scroger in announcements

Alabama Fire Dept. Chicken Barbeque

Sunday, March 22, 2009 at the Alabama Recreation Hall on Judge Road in South Alabama.

Cost is $8.00 an adult for complete meal.  Chicken only is $4.50 per half.


1/2 Chicken, Salt Potatoes, Baken Beans, Hot Vegetable, Roll and Butter, Drink and a HOMEMADE Dessert.

Eat in or  Take Out.  Serving starts at 12 Noon.

Call the Fire Dept. to purchase tickets.  948-5760.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 11:52 am

I found a dog - is it yours?

post by JOE MARCHESE in announcements

I found a dog out in the cold Friday afternoon, January 16 running around in the Lehigh Ave - Creek Road area.  He is safe & sound at my house.  If you have lost a dog & can identify the features - gender, color, size, markings - and satisfy that he is yours I will return it to you.

Please spread the word to friends & family that may have lost a dog.

Call Joe Marchese 716-474-4794


Friday, January 16, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Cocoa and Cram at Batavia High School sponsored by Link Crew

post by Allison Chua in announcements, schools

Attention all Batavia HS Link Crew members:

Link Crew is sponsoring Cocoa and Cram on Thursday, January 22, 2009 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the BHS cafeteria. This is a Freshmen-only study session for upcoming Mid-Term Exams. Cocoa and Cram is an excellent opportunity to set everything aside and prepare for midterms.   Link Leaders will be on hand to help Freshmen study and review material that will be on their exams. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Cocoa and Cram is sponsored by Dunkin Donuts and Mr. Pat Burk.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the BHS Counseling Center at 585-343-2480 ext. 2002.

What is Link Crew?
As you may know, our school participates in the nationwide Link Crew Program, an organization whose sole purpose is to help freshmen feel more comfortable as well as help them achieve success in their first year of high school.
The Link Crew freshman transition program is designed to support freshmen by assigning them a junior or senior Link Leader as a mentor during this first year. This Link Leader is a responsible older student who was hand selected from a large pool of applicants and has met the qualifications of being a good role model and a positive leader on our campus. 
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 9:18 pm

BHS ICE DEVILS Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast

post by Michael Luce in announcements, sports

Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause! You're invited to an Applesbee's Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast to support BHS ICE DEVILS

Tickets: $5.00 and available from BHS ICE DEVILS Players.  Or call 343-0157 for tickets.

When: Feb 1, 2009, 8a.m. - 10a.m.

Were: Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill 8322 Lewiston Road Batavia NY


 Come enjoy a good breakfast and help us out...Thanks!

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 11:49 am

Congressman Lee praises passage of children’s health care measure

post by Philip Anselmo in announcements, Chris Lee, congress, politics, Republican

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Chris Lee (NY-26):

Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26) issued the following statement after voting to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP):

“I am proud to support legislation that strengthens SCHIP’s ability to provide children living in poverty with access to affordable health insurance. This program has a solid track record of covering children in families who don’t have enough resources to keep pace with the rising costs of health care.

“Ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly is one of my highest priorities, which is why I am pleased that this measure does not add to the federal budget deficit. At the same time, I have concerns about whether this legislation does enough to focus coverage to help children most in need. We cannot tolerate any loopholes or abuses, especially now in the middle of an economic crisis, when the situation for many families is dire. I hope the legislative process will yield a better final product that addresses these concerns and ensures that SCHIP continues to serve the needs of low-income children first.

“Today’s vote is a victory for Western New York families, but it is only a first step in our efforts to reform America’s broken health care system.”

SCHIP is a bipartisan program first established in 1997 as a joint venture between the federal government and the states to provide low-cost health insurance for children living in poverty. The measure Congressman Lee supported, the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, reauthorizes the program through September 30, 2013. The bill passed the House by a final vote of 289-139; it now advances to the Senate.

To learn more about Congressman Lee and the 26th district, visit http://chrislee.house.gov.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 11:45 am

Genesee's BEST Center offers new online career training courses

post by Philip Anselmo in announcements, GCC, schools

From Genesee Community College:

The BEST Center at Genesee Community College is proud to announce new online career training programs. The BEST (Business Employee Skills Training) Center, along with ProTrain, will provide over 180 courses and several certificate programs that will help participants attain increased job productivity and new career skills. These in-demand career courses will help conquer the evolving challenges that face small businesses by increasing productivity and ROI (return on investment).

ProTrain courses are affordable and self-paced, and feature online certification to train participants for the latest job skills. The new program areas include:

• Leadership, Management, and Accounting
• IT Certifications
• Trade and Industrial
• Internet, Web, and Multimedia Design
• Healthcare Field
• IT Security
• Homeland Security
• Green, Renewable Energy

Online training programs offer flexible, anytime, anywhere learning. Nearly every program includes mentor support from an industry expert. With these online courses, participants can earn a wide variety of career skills or certificates. From a medical billing certificate to an interior design certificate, job seekers can earn a certificate to achieve today's in-demand jobs or current career-minded people can take additional courses to further their job skills, such as website development or income tax preparation.

"Online courses are an excellent opportunity for first-time career endeavors, or for people who want to switch career paths," said Jerry Kozlowski, Dean of the BEST Center. "Earning a certificate online is a cost-effective pathway to career success."

For more program information and course descriptions, please visit www.bestcenter.org and click on "Online Training". For enrollment information, contact The BEST Center at 585-345-6868 or Lauren Dickinson at 585-343-0055 Ext. 6602 or [email protected].

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 2:59 pm

The Mysterious Benedict Society

post by Darrick Coleman in announcements

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The Young Adult Book Discussion group meets at Present Tense on Friday, January 16 at 4:30 pm to talk about The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. Click here for more information: http://www.presenttensebooks.com/events/yabookdiscussion.php

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 2:57 pm

The End of the Alphabet

post by Darrick Coleman in announcements

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Lunchtime Book Group at Present Tense meets tomorrow, January 14, at noon. The book for this month is The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson. The Lunchtime Book Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at Present Tense.

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