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Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:58 am

Dairy Princess will give out ice cream in recognition of Dairy Month at Wednesday's legislature meeting

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The Genesee County Dairy Princess, 17-year-old Kayla Wormuth, of Elba, will officially proclaim June as Dairy Month and hand out free ice cream at the next local legislators meeting on Wednesday, June 11, starting at 5:30 p.m.

As always, the public is welcome. The meeting takes place in Batavia's Old County Courthouse downtown.

Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:48 am

GCC salutes Batavia Rotary Club's 2014 Paul Harris fellows

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Press release:

Genesee Community College salutes its director of Development and External Affairs Richard Ensman Jr. who has been recognized by Batavia Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow. Ensman was among five local citizens who received the honor this past week. He was joined by Gregg McAllister, of Tompkins Investment Services, Carol Grasso, a community volunteer, New York State Assemblyman Stephen M. Hawley, and Susan Schuler, of First Niagara Bank.

"Batavia Rotary wanted to recognize Rick's outstanding commitment to the Club and to the community," said Rosalie Maguire, who presented his award.

The awards ceremony was Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Rotary Paddlewheel Awards Event held at Terry Hills. Ensman was caught off guard when he was called to the podium. Recipients are not notified in advance. He was chosen for his overall Club participation and his leadership on the Paddlewheel Committee.

Mike Hodgins, chair of the Batavia Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellowship Committee, shared the history of this prestigious award beginning with the founding of the Rotary by Paul Harris in Chicago in 1905. Named after the founder, the Paul Harris Fellowship was established in 1957. Rotarians and members of the community who are not Rotarians can receive the honor. Those recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow are presented with a certificate signed by the president of Rotary International and the chairman of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, as well as a lapel pin and medallion. The local Club also makes a $1,000 contribution to the Rotary Foundation in the awardees' names.

There are more than one million Paul Harris Fellows worldwide, which is the highest distinction Rotarians receive for their service to the club and/or the community.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm

WNY Pediatric Gastroenterology opens office in Batavia

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Press release:

WNY Pediatric Gastroenterology (WNYPG) announces the opening of their Batavia practice focusing on the care of infants, children and adolescents with gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional disorders.

With the escalation of autoimmune disorders in WNY children, including celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease, the physicians and other medical staff at WNYPG want Western New Yorkers to know that they are accepting new patients without long wait times.

The medical practice is located at 166 Washington Ave. Phone is 225-4132. (Web: wnypedgi.com)

They are committed to see patients within 48 hours. Dr. Daniel Gelfond focuses a significant portion of his practice on celiac disease and is a medical advisor to the WNY Gluten Free Diet Support Group.

Gelfond completed his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, and completed his fellowship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he worked with world renowned, Dr. Alessio Fasano at the Center for Celiac Research.

A nationally recognized physician scientist, Dr. Gelfond conducts clinical investigations studying gastrointestinal disorders in patients with cystic fibrosis. He is board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, and accredited by the Royal College of Physician Educators. He has contributed to numerous publications, and recently published a textbook titled Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Dr. Humaira Hashmi completed her residency in Pediatrics at Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey, and her fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Women & Children’s Hospital in Buffalo. Dr. Hashmi enjoys teaching, and has a special interest in managing children and adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She also focuses on childhood obesity and helps families educate and manage their children’s nutrition.

Dr. Hashmi is actively involved in local and national clinical studies, is a member of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, and a member of the Gastroenterology Women’s Coalition. Dr. Hashmi is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, and accredited by the Royal College of Physician Educators, and contributes to numerous publications.

Both physicians are excited to be working together to help children and families throughout Western New York with gastrointestinal and nutritional issues. Dr. Gelfond lives with his wife and three children in East Amherst. Dr. Hashmi also lives in East Amherst with her husband, and their three children.

Friday, June 6, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Planning ahead: Chamber to host two trips in 2015 - National Parks tour, and coastal Spain & the Portuguese Riviera

Press release:

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting two trips in 2015.

The first is a 12-day tour of National Parks of America from Aug. 8 - 19, 2015. Some highlights on this tour are Scottsdale,Yellowstone, Old Faithful, Mount Rushmore and lots more!

The second is an 11-day tour of Spain's Costa del Sol & the Portuguese Riviera from Nov. 5 - 17, 2015. Some highlights on this tour are Madrid, Granada, Costa del Sol, Cascais, Lisbon and so much more!

More details on all of the trips the Chamber has to offer can be found on their Web site: www.geneseeny.com/trips. You can also contact Melissa at the Chamber at (585) 343-7440, ext. 27, or e-mail at [email protected] for more information.

Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11:42 am

HLOM Senior Bus Trip to Lockport Locks, with Erie Canal cruise, stop at cider shop -- RSVP

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The Holland Land Office Museum is offering a Senior Bus Trip on Wednesday, Aug. 27, to the Lockport Locks, with an Erie Canal Cruise, and a visit to Black Bird Cider Works.

Cost is $45 per person, which includes the cruise and lunch. Hard cider tasting costs $3.

The bus will leave the museum at 8:30 a.m. and return no later than 5 p.m.

For reservations and information, call the Holland Land Office Museum 585.343.4727.

Bus provided by the Muriel Marshall Fund for the Aging in Genesee County.

Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11:20 am

HLOM offers free 'Have History Will Travel' program for schools and organizations

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The Holland Land Office Museum has a program called "Have History will Travel." If your school or organization would like a free history presentation, please contact Museum office at 585.343.472.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Richmond library's adult Summer Reading Program starts June 23, ends Aug. 8

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Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia is presenting “Fizz, Boom, READ!,” a Summer Reading Club for Adults from June 23 through Aug. 8. Participants are encouraged to read through the summer, and a small gift is awarded for finishing six books.

In addition, participants receive entry forms for a chance to win some theme-related grand prizes, including laboratory beaker mugs and gift certificates to the library’s café, kitchen science kits, and gift cards.

Other library events related to “Fizz, Boom, READ!” include a “What’s with the Weather?” talk, The Science of Bread demonstration, special movie showings, and an “Upcycle That!” Contest. More information is available at the library, by calling 343-9550, ext. 2, and at www.batavialibrary.org.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 4:54 pm

BERNINA sewing machine dealer in Eden to host Sewapalooza workshop

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Press release:

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Eden Creative Sewing Center, a BERNINA Dealer in Eden, will host Sewapalooza, a hands-on embroidery, and quilting workshop on Friday, June 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BERNINA educator Kathy Schalda will lead attendees through three projects that use quilting, embroidery and BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite. The event costs $95 and includes use of BERNINA machines and accessories, all supplies, and lunch.

The workshop will take place at Duffy Hall, located at 8791 S. Main St.

To register, call (716) 992-4364 or stop by Eden Creative Sewing Center, which is located at 8386 N. Main St.

BERNINA’s DesignWorks features CutWork, PaintWork and CrystalWork software that can transform a compatible BERNINA embroidery machine into a mixed media tool. With CutWork, shapes, patterns and designs can be cut from multiple layers of fabric. PaintWork allows the application of pen drawings to fabric and textiles. CrystalWork enables users to create crystal appliqué patterns for textiles and garments.

About BERNINA
Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering state-of-the-art sewing and embroidery systems, sergers and embroidery software.

Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11:53 am

Organizers of Garden Party awards dinner thankful for community support

This was sent in by Barb Toal, Friends of Batavia Peace Garden, and Jeanne Walton, YWCA of Genesee County.

 

PARTNERS IN PEACE

This year for the first time, Friends of Batavia Peace Garden and YWCA of Genesee County combined efforts to throw a fantastic "Garden Party" awards dinner on May 10. We could not have done it without the tremendous and overwhelming support of this wonderful community, and we
offer our heartfelt thanks to all involved.

In attendance was an incredible mix of people from many walks of life, all who were joined together in a mutual effort to support the goal of two organizations: to bring more peace and harmony to our community.

We have learned that a common goal helps to create the common thread that ties us all together to
accomplish great things. Thank you to everyone for helping us to turn our vision into reality.

We can't say it was all easy to merge the desires and goals of two organizations for one big event. But it was a terrific lesson that with change comes challenge, and with challenge comes learning. It was the learning that ultimately gave us the ability to overcome the challenge.

Let’s all learn from our experiences and change the things we often accept without question, because they are familiar and comfortable. That can result in "the greater good," and we all prosper and grow in the end.

Our mantra for the evening, a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, now holds true more than ever: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Main Street spiff-up planned this Thursday in Le Roy, all hands welcome

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This week Le Roy plans to spiff up Main Street. Although Earth Day was April 22, anytime is good for the "Earth Day Clean-up."

This civic project takes place from 3 p.m. "until done" on Thursday, June 5 (or Friday, June 6 if it rains).

  • Plans include: Cleaning windows inside and out.
  • Window decorating of vacant building with a Spring theme (which can include Knights, HCNY and MSR logos). This is a suitable activity for older kids.
  • Chalking drawings on the sidewalks made by little kids.
  • Sweep outside
  • Pull weeds

Contact is Jennifer Keys at [email protected]

Check out the Le Roy Healthy Community and Le Roy Main Street Revitalization pages on Facebook.

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