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Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Beginner's class for homeschool youth in American Sign Language

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Independent Living is offering a free beginner's class of American Sign Language in an eight-week session for youth ages 5-15 years old.

The instructor has more than 20 years of experience teaching people of all ages to learn how to sign. This class is geared to homeschool families; siblings of all ages are welcome.

It will be held at 113 Main St., Batavia, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday from Oct. 1st to Nov. 19. The class is free of charge but there is a required book and it costs $10. (Assistance is available to eligible families.)

Pre-registration is required. Please contact Donna Becker at 815-8501, ext. 411, or e-mail at [email protected] to enroll.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Gordon L. Dibble of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office attends statewide training program

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Upon completion of the Law Enforcement Division Supervisors Training Program, Gordon L. Dibble of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, left, receives certificate from Chris Moss, president of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association and Sheriff of Chemung County Sheriff.

Forty-five law enforcement supervisors from 30 sheriff’s offices around the state attended the 17th annual Law Enforcement Division Supervisor’s Continuing Education Program at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs last week.

As the chief officer in the sheriff’s road patrol division, law enforcement supervisors are responsible for criminal and traffic law enforcement, sex offender management, investigations, and administrative matters for their divisions.

The three-day program, sponsored and organized by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association and the New York State Sheriffs' Institute, provides participants with training in the latest advances in law enforcement.

Sessions included: an ICE review and update by Dennis Rau from the NYS Division of Homeland Security; a case study of how to handle a criminal case in the national spotlight by St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells; a review of New York’s Crime Statistics by NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services Executive Deputy Commissioner Michael Green; and a case study of the shooting of Johnson City Police Officer David Smith by Broome County Undersheriff Alex Minor.

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation, formed in 1934 to assist sheriffs in the efficient and effective delivery of services to the public. It comprises all of the elected and appointed sheriffs of New York State.

Visit http://www.nysheriffs.org

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute, Inc., was established in 1979. The mission of the Institute is to assist the office of the sheriff in advancing education in the criminal justice community, preventing juvenile delinquency, developing lawful and productive citizens, and supporting victims of crime and their families.

Visit http://www.nysheriffsinstitute.org

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:40 am

Seventh annual Alpaca Country Trail -- a free day trip for family fun

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Northwoods Alpacas, located at 6499 North Lake Road in Bergen, is one of four area alpaca farms participating in the seventh annual Alpaca Country Trail on Sept. 27 and 28.

It is the only participant in Genesee County.

Rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you are welcome to visit these farms located along a 30-mile route.

This free event is part of National Alpaca Farm Days.

Bring your family on a fun and educational day trip. Start at any participating farm and have the opportunity to see, feel and feed some beautiful alpacas and learn more about why they are bred. Experience spinning and fiber-crafting demos, buy one-of-a-kind heirloom quality alpaca products and enjoy some wholesome, family friendly fun.

As you travel from farm-to-farm, be sure to get your souvenir booklet stamped. When you reach the last farm, show them the completed booklet to receive a ticket for an alpaca product raffle, with an approximate retail value of $200.

The other participants are:

Genna-rations Farm, 1536 W. Kendall Road, Kendall

Stoney Meadows Alpacas, 16038 Glidden Road, Holley

SanGer-La Alpacas, 2845 Colby St., Brockport

For more information visit http://www.alpacacountrytrail.com

Event Date and Time

September 27, 2014 - 10:00am - September 28, 2014 - 5:00pm
Monday, September 15, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Muller Quaker Dairy and local Edward Jones office support Salvation Army Food Drive

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Press release:

Muller Quaker Dairy and the local Edward Jones branch office support this year's Salvation Army Food Drive.

Local residents and businesses may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in items to the Edward Jones branch office during regular business hours from Oct. 1 to Nov. 21.

Items needed for the food drive include: Canned fruits and vegetables, beans, instant potatoes, soups, canned meats, speghetti sauce, cereal, pasta and rice.

Proceeds from the drive will benefit the Batavia Salvation Army serving Genesee County.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Third annual 'You are My Sunshine' fundraiser in memory of Azriel Butler is Oct. 18

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The third annual "You are My Sunshine" fundraiser in memory of Azriel Butler will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Le Roy American Legion Hall. Money raised will be donated to Sunshine Nursery School in Le Roy and to sponsor a student at Fusion Dane Center.

There will be a 5K Run/Walk for $25. If you register before Oct. 6 you will get a T-shirt. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at the Legion Hall. Pre-registration is available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Le Roy Farmers Market or by contacting these individuals:

Kelly Stalica -- 409-8400

Katie Norstrand -- 409-7313

Sarah Bell -- 813-1281

The event will also feature:

  • Free kids activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Chicken BBQ & Pulled Pork from 12:30 p.m. until sold out ($9 pre-sale / day of $10)
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Popcorn
  • Chinese Acution
  • 50/50s
  • Deejay Jimmy B
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 5:40 am

Salvation Army hosts Community Safety Fair at its headquarters

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The Salvation Army is hosting a Community Safety Fair at its headquarters, located at 529 E. Main St., Batavia, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20.

There will be food and beverages.

Participants will include:

GCASA

NY State Troopers

UMTOO

Batavia City Police Department

Genesee County Health Department

Shred-It   (Up to 5 boxes of paper stuff per person can be brought for shredding at no cost.)

Genesee County Sheriff's Office

Batavia Fire Department

Batavia Senior Center

Genesee County Animal Shelter

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Martial arts school holding free anti-bullying program Sept. 19

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Refuse 2 Lose Martial Arts school has joined forces with a worldwide anti-bullying program called Hyper Bully Defense. The goal of this program is to reach a million youth and spread the anti-bullying message.

The school is holding an anti-bullying seminar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19th. The event is free to the public and open to anyone who would like to attend.

Refuse 2 Lose Martial Arts
214 East Main St., Suite 7
Batavia

344-4414

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Free 'Transition to Independence Workshop' is Sept. 17, pre-registration required

Independent Living is offering FREE workshops for families. It can be hard to support a young adult family member with disabilities to live on their own in the community.  There are ways to make the path to an independent life smoother for everyone. Families are invited to a series of workshops to learn about the disability benefits and community resources available to make the transition to independence successful.

Introductory Session to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17th, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Independent Living of Genesee Region, 113 Main St., Suite 5, Batavia. All family members welcome.

Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required.

Please contact Donna Becker at (585) 815-8501, ext. 411 or e-mail at [email protected] to hold your spot.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Batavia Blue Devil Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner is Sept. 27

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The 13th annual Batavia Blue Devil Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at Terry Hills Restaurant and Banquet Facility.

Social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6. Cost is $30 per person.

These are this year's inductees:

  • John J. "Jackie" Kelley -- 1954
  • Thomas Hoitink -- 1965
  • John Buckley -- 1972
  • Patrick Fricano -- 1980
  • Dr. Allyson (Shirtz) Howe -- 1990
  • Jamie (Callahan) Hulbig -- 1998
  • Maria (Spiotta) Dentino -- 1999

Tickets are available at the Athletic Director's office at Batavia High School. For more information, please call (585) 343-2480, ext. 2003.

This event is sponsored by the Batavia Coaches Association.

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm

The Elba Cub Scouts Pack 6017

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The Elba Cub Scouts Pack 6017 would like to Thank Elba and the surrounding communities for their support again for another successful Chix and Rib BBQ.

 

We would also like to Thank Will's BBQ and all the folunteers who gave their time to this event.  WeE could not have done it without you.

Las but not least, we would like to give a Big Thank You to The ABate Motorcycle Club for their understanding

 

Thank you

 

see you again next year

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