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Monday, May 12, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Open House held at Liberty Street hospice office

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HomeCare & Hospice Chief Executive Officer Carol L. Mahoney, right, and Mrs. Shirley LeSeur cut a ribbon to officially recognize the opening of the new Batavia HomeCare & Hospice office at 29 Liberty St., Suite 6, during an Open House on May 8.

Mrs. LeSeur is the widow of late Batavia attorney J.D. LeSeur, whose vision and leadership helped establish a certified hospice program in Genesee County. HomeCare & Hospice moved from 550 E. Main St. to Liberty Street last fall to better meet the needs of its operation and improve access for employees and the general public.

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

GO ART! announces local student art show winners, lists young artists with work in Seymour Place gallery

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Press release:

The Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council is delighted to host the 11th Annual Genesee-Orleans Student Art Show, featuring works by more than 60 students from six different Genesee and Orleans county schools distributed between two GO ART! galleries.

The Genesee County Student Art Show winners are:

1st Place: Bailey Groth for "Cullen" -- 11th grade, Pembroke High School
2nd Place: Siena Pullinzi for "Minus and Counting" -- 12th grade, Batavia High School
3rd Place: Shelby Wilmet for "Giacometti Figure" -- 11th grade, Batavia High School
Honorable Mention: Amanda Castaneda for "Op Art Design" -- 9th grade, Elba Central School
Honorable Mention: Cassondra DeLelys for "Bird Posed" -- 8th grade, Elba Central School
Honorable Mention: Celia Mercovich for "Oaxacan Alebrejes" -- 9th grade, Byron-Bergen Central School
Honorable Mention: Erika Weis for "Untitled" -- 12th grade, Batavia High School
Honorable Mention: Jacob Chapman for "Caution Wet Floor" -- 12th grade, Pembroke Central School

Genesee County students with work in GO ART!  inside the Bank of Castile Main Gallery, Seymour Place, 201 E. Main St., Batavia , are listed below. Exhibit Dates: Now through June 6. Complimentary Reception 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and by appointment.

Luis Sanchez — Elba grade 10: “Cubist Still Life” — Color Pencil
Brianna Shade — Byron-Bergen grade 7: Word design “Scary” — Sharpie & Color Pencil
Emma Goodman — Byron-Bergen grade 7: Word design “Season” — Sharpie &  Color Pencil
Tessa Busch — Pembroke grade 12: “Untitled” — Oil Pastel on Constr. Paper
Sarah Clay — Byron-Bergen grade 11: “Tree Frog” — Acrylic Paint
Allison Zambito — Elba grade 11: “Signs” — Photography
Amanda Castaneda — Elba grade 9: “Op Art Design” — Watercolor
Meaghan Kogut — Elba grade 9: “Pointillist Landscape” — Marker
Cassondra DeLelys — Elba grade 8: “Bird Posed” — Torn Tissue/Acrylic
Ally Richardson — Byron-Bergen grade 11: “Seashells” — Acrylics
Amanda Norton — Elba grade 11: “Tranquil Waters” — Acrylic on Canvas
Dannielle Della Penta — Pembroke grade 12: “Untitled" — Colored Pencil on Bristol Board
Savannah Bartosik — Pembroke grade 11: “Sunset Beach” — Colored Pencil on Bristol Board
Abbey Hume — Batavia grade 11: “Textural Landscape” — Acrylic
Chercal Smith — Batavia grade 12: “CS” — Printmaking
Hali Gilchrist — Pembroke grade 12: “Untitled” — White Charcoal Pencil on Black Paper
Aracely Barrera — Elba grade 9: “Zentangle Design” — Sharpie marker
Cullen Fisher — Pembroke grade 10: “Enigma” — Student Processed Analog Double-negative Print
Skylar Laesser — Batavia grade 10: “Soccer Ball” — Charcoal
Justine Reed — Batavia grade 11: “Reflected Objects” — Charcoal
Luke Cullinan — Pembroke grade 12: “Still Life” — Charcoal Pencil on Paper
Tessa Busch — Pembroke grade 12: “Untitled” — Styrofoam, Wire, Spray paint, Monofilament
Celia Mercovich — Byron-Bergen grade 9: “Oaxacan Alebrejes” — Papier Mache & Acrylic paint
Alyssa Biaocco — Batavia grade 11: “Untitled” — Acrylic
Kelsey Mauer — Byron-Bergen grade 9: “Oaxacan Alebrejes” — Papier Mache & Acrylic paint
Abbie Noeth — Byron-Bergen grade 11: “Rihanna” — Acrylics
Emily DeNise — Batavia grade 12: “Nicki” — Ebony Pencil
Madison Moore — Batavia grade 9: “Avatar” — Color Pencil
Henry Stratton — Elba grade 10: “Sheldon/Value Study” — Pencil
Siena Pullinzi — Batavia grade 12: “Minus and Counting” — Printmaking/Mixed Media
Jacob Perez-Gangi — Elba grade 8: “Clint” — Tempera
Cassidy Miller — Batavia grade 9: “My Face” — Collage
Erika Weis — Batavia grade 12: “Untitled” — Color Pencil
Jessica Bovier — Pembroke grade 11: “Ciera” — Plastilina
Ava Haitz — Batavia grade 11: “Untitled” — Acrylic
Jacob Chapman — Pembroke grade 12: “Caution Wet Floor” — Paper straws
Kali Nichols — Pembroke grade 9: “Waterfall” — Dura-lar film, Acrylic Paint, Wooden Base & Dowel
Bailey Groth — Pembroke grade 11: “Cullen” — Acrylic on Canvas Panel
Sydney Duwara — Batavia grade 11: “Untitled” — Mixed Media Charcoal
Shelby Wilmet — Batavia grade 11: “Giacometti Figure” — Plasticraft, Paper Towel, Wire, Acrylic
Lindsay Lovett — Byron-Bergen grade 11: “Crazy Coil Mug” — Clay
Sadie Vincent — Byron-Bergen grade 11: “Crazy Coil Mug” — Clay
Heather Dries — Byron-Bergen grade 12: “Thrown bowl w/wax resist” — Clay
Jaimee Bechard — Byron-Bergen grade 11: “Crazy Coil Pot” — Clay
Michaela Ball — Pembroke grade 11: “Impression: Monet” — Canvas Bd., Acrylic Paint, Computer Print out

Congratulations to all who participated, and thank you to our volunteer judges: Carole LaValley and Kim Argenta in Genesee County. GO ART! exhibits are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. For more information, contact GO ART! at 585-343- 9313 or visit  <http://www.GOart.org>.

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm

GCC offers summer scholarship for students of Supply Chain Management - deadline to apply is May 21

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Press release:

Tuition Scholarship. Online, flexible study times. Great career potential. These are just the first three reasons why anyone considering a new career direction that almost guarantees job opportunity should explore the Genesee Community College's Supply Chain Management (SCM) summer scholarship program.

GCC's $500 SCM Summer 2014 Scholarship covers the full cost of tuition for the Principles of Business Logistics (BLM101) course and is open to anyone interested in a future business career. (The book and college fees are not covered by the tuition scholarship.) The SCM Scholarship application deadline is May 21.

The U.S. Labor Department forecasts 26-percent growth in SCM jobs through the year 2020. Perhaps most dynamically for older students who may be juggling many other responsibilities, SCM concentration is part of the GCC's Business Administration program and is available 100 percent online -- giving students full flexibility to study on their own schedule.

SCM deals directly with procurement, manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, inventory and customer service. Supply chain managers manage the successful coordination of all these elements. Today's business savvy companies rely as much on their supply chain personnel as they do their CFO to positively impact their bottom line.

Current or returning GCC students just need to complete the SCM Scholarship worksheet and essay by going to: http://www.genesee.edu/offices/finaid/scholarships/. A single page essay reflecting on the applicant's interest in SCM should be sent to Tanya Lane-Martin, Genesee Community College Admissions, One College Rd., Batavia, NY 14020. Applicants can also scan and email their essay to [email protected].

New GCC students need to contact the College's Admissions Office and complete the College's admissions application by calling 1-866-CALL-GCC or by completing the online application at: http://www.genesee.edu/offices/admissions/apply/

Dennis Sullivan, GCC's lead SCM faculty member is a seasoned supply chain professional and currently serves as president, vice president or principal with three management consulting firms including Supply Chain Optimizers, LLC. He carefully covers the course curriculum in a pace that allows students to appreciate the massive growth in today's global commerce which has given rise to enormous new opportunity for supply chain managers.

"We've developed an excellent curriculum for the SCM program at GCC," Sullivan said. "It addresses all the key elements of SCM. Students will be prepared for a variety of career options when they complete this program."

With top notch faculty, high-end technology and a summer scholarship, now is the time to explore GCC's online SCM concentration. For further information about this program go to: http://www.genesee.edu/academics/programs/business/ or contact Judith Littlejohn at 585-343-0055, ext. 6158 or e-mail: [email protected].

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Batavia Muckdogs offer reading program for children

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The Batavia Muckdogs offer a reading program, designed to promote reading with the youth of the local communities. Along with the help of Smoke Free NOW, 2014 will mark the second year of the “HIT THE BOOKS with the Batavia Muckdogs” reading program.

As part of this program, the Muckdogs have provided various schools and libraries across the area with customized bookmarks. On the back of these bookmarks, children can have a parent, guardian, teacher, or librarian initial each time they complete a book.

When a child completes 10 books, they can redeem the bookmark at the Dwyer Stadium box office for a FREE TICKET to any Sunday-Thursday (excluding July 3rd) Batavia Muckdogs’ game! If a child reads 20 books, they will be entered into a drawing to win autographed memorabilia, opportunities to throw out a first pitch at a Muckdogs game and other great prizes.

In addition to the many participating schools, bookmarks will be made available to children at the following libraries:

  • Richmond Library (Batavia)
  • Lee-Whedon Memorial Library (Medina)
  • Byron-Bergen Public Library
  • Stevens Memorial Community Library (Attica)
  • Haxton Memorial Library (Oakfield)
  • Hoag Library (Albion)
  • Pavilion Public Library
  • Corfu Free Library
  • Warsaw Public Library
  • Woodward Memorial Library (Le Roy)
  • Wyoming Free Library

Any questions about the reading program, bookmarks, or redeeming of tickets can be answered by Mike Ewing, at 585-343-5454, ext. 1005. The Muckdogs home opener is set for Saturday, June 14th vs. Auburn at 7:05 p.m.. Tickets are on sale now. They can be purchased at Dwyer Stadium or by calling (585)343-5454.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Le Roy Jr./Sr. High School Marching Knights wow Disney World's EPCOT Park

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Press release:

The Le Roy Jr./Sr. High School “Marching Knights” became stars of their own Disney show on April 25 when they entertained guests at EPCOT Park at the Walt Disney World Resort. They traveled over 1,000 miles from Le Roy to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program.

The student performers, under the direction of Bradley Meholick and Tim Denmark, put on a musically delightful show as they marched through the Canadian Pavilion in World Showcase toward Future World taking them past Space Ship Earth.

Their performance included The Foundations' “Build Me Up Buttercup” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” By being part of this special show production, the students got an inside look at what it is like to be a professional in the entertainment industry.

This was the marching band’s second visit to the resort since their 1997 march at EPCOT Park.

Vocal, instrumental and dance ensembles from around the world apply to perform each year as a part of Disney Performing Arts at both the Disneyland Resort in California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Once selected, they are given the opportunity to perform at the resort for an international audience of theme park guests. Millions of performers have graced the stages of the Disney Parks in the more than 25-year history of the program.

For more information, visit www.DisneyPerformingArts.com or call 1-800-603-0552.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Images in Dance students danced their way to high honors in Rochester competition

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Pictured from left, top row: Samantha Balbi, Tia Stone, Lauren Halle, Ava Reinhart, Kaetlyn Andrews. Middle row: Jessica Sosnowski, Panorea Tsoukalos, Evelyn Chadbourn, Taylor Lundfelt. Bottom row: Melania Frias, Londyn Hume, Ariana Frias.

Press release:

Images in Dance students achieved excellent ratings at the Star System National Talent Competition last month in Rochester. They competed against dancers from throughout Western New York and Canada.

Among the 17 top performances included a routine by Batavia High School Senior Taylor Sanders, who achieved Platinum and was named First Overall dancer of her division. Taylor, the daughter of Gerry and Lynn Sanders, of Batavia, will be attending Niagara University in the fall and intends to continue with her dance opportunities while studying Pre-Medicine. Another top performer, Amanda Boss, the daughter of Dan and Sue Boss, of Pembroke, will be attending Genesee Community College in the fall. She intends to continue her dance career while studying Health Studies at GCC.

Highlights of the Rochester event included:

Amanda Boss -- Elite High Gold and 4th Overall

Ariana Frias -- Elite High Gold and 10th Overall

Melania Frias -- Platinum and 3rd Overall

Tia Stone -- Elite High Gold and 8th Overall

Samantha Balbi -- High Gold

Panorea Tsoukalos -- Elite High Gold and 1st Place

Lauren Halle and Ava Reinhart -- Duet Elite High Gold

Taylor Sanders and Amanda Boss -- Duet Platinum and Platinum and 1st Overall

Road Trip & We've Got The Beat (Twinkle Team) -- 2 Elite High Golds

Up, Vacation & Jai Ho (Juniors) -- 3 Elite High Golds

Wrecking Ball (Teens/Akron) -- High Gold and 3rd Overall

Breath of Life (Teens/Perry) -- High Gold

Images in Dance owner Robin Cotler will coordinate two additional competition opportunities for her students this spring. All dance routines will be performed at the Images in Dance recitals. Recital dates are posted in our newsletter at imagesindance.com

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:44 pm

'Mother's Day Madness Shopping Spree & Flower Fundraiser' at Harvester 56 Theater

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The premiere of "Mother's Day Madness Shopping Spree & Flower Fundraiser" will be held at the Harvester 56 Theater from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.

There will be multiple crafters and vendors, basket raffles, 50/50 and lunch items will also be available for purchase.

It is sponsored by the Batavia Players, who intend to make this an annual event.

For more information, contact Kellie Wade at 314-3301 or at <[email protected]>

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Bethany Republican Committee seeks candidates for town supervisor and board member

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The Town of Bethany Republican Committee seeks candidates for their endorsement meeting on at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 12, in the Bethany Town Hall. Candidates are sought for town supervisor and town board member.

Interested candidates please contact Chairman Gregg Torrey by Friday, May 9.

<[email protected]> or call 585-507-8139


Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1:20 pm

POSTPONED: Yancey's Fancy annual cheese tent sale, new date is Sept. 13

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The annual cheese tent sale at Yancey’s Fancy, Inc., is being postponed until autumn due to construction delays and safety concerns. Instead of its original date of May 10th, it will take place to Sept. 13th. The hours will remain the same (8 a.m. till sold out) and it will be held at Yancey’s Fancy headquarters on Main Road, Corfu.

Please e-mail <[email protected]> or call 585-599-4448 with further questions or concerns.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Free food at mobile pantry at First Presbyterian Church, Elba - no income limit

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The First Presbyterian Church of Elba, located at 23 N. Main St. in Elba, is holding a free mobile food pantry from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21.

Fresh produce, baked goods, packaged food will be provided by FoodLink of Rochester. The exact food items available are not known, but fresh produce will be available. There is no income verification required and no ID is necessary, but you must be 18 years old to pick up food from the pantry.

Please provide your own bags/cart/vehicle to transport items to your home.

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