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Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 6:38 pm

GO ART! announces winners of Accordion Fest Prize Package Giveaway

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Press release:

The Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 Accordion Fest Prize Package Giveaway. Winners were drawn at the event on Sept. 28 in Medina:

  • Yamaha Guitar Package from Roxy’s Music – Joyce Kohorst, of Corfu
  • Fall Foliage Excursion for Two from Medina Railroad Museum – Rich Pastuch, of Rochester
  • $25 Gift Certificate from Shirt Factory Café, Medina – Charles Kohorst

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all participants. Proceeds from the drawing support the programs and services of the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council (GO ART!), a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that supports and promotes art and culture in Genesee and Orleans counties.

Monday, September 30, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Holland Land Office Museum to host Fall Family Festival at Willow Bend Inn on Oct. 20

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The Holland Land Office Museum presents a Fall Family Festival to be held at Ye Olde Willow Bend Inn, 3489 W. Main Street Road, Batavia, from to 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20.

You will be part of the 1800's stagecoach experience with travelers in period and military clothing.    Music by Rebel's Posse starts at 1:30 p.m. Line dancers welcome.

Adult entrance fee of $5 benefits the museum. Children are free.

Beverages and food will be available for purchase including hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, French onion soup, chicken wings, French fries, chicken fingers and more.

Chinese auction with fresh produce and gifts will be drawn at 4 p.m. Prize for the best youth cowboy/cowgirl outfit. All are welcome!

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm

4-H Achievement Night is next Saturday at Kennedy Building, Genesee County Fairgrounds

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Genesee County 4-H Achievement Night will take place at the Kennedy Building at the Genesee County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 28. The purpose of this event is to recognize the achievements made by Genesee County 4-H Youth throughout the year, as well as significant volunteer milestones.

The evening will begin with an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner and ice cream social.

4-H is a year-long educational program and most clubs meet once a month. Each club focuses on different projects throughout the year. Clubs and projects range from raising beef cattle to woodworking and even robotics and alternative energy! Genesee County 4-H youth are offered a wide range of educational experiences through a dedicated group of volunteer leaders. Through these experiences, 4-H encourages strong characters traits like a sense of community, hard work and confidence.

The Genesee County 4-H Office is located in the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County building at 420 E. Main St., Batavia. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The 4-H Youth Development team can be reached by phone at 343-3040, exts. 101 or 122, or by email at genesee4h@cornell.edu.

Genesee County 4-H is a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension Genesee County that provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Pink Hatters' Night Out benefits Cancer Services Partnership of Genesee and Orleans counties

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The Cancer Services Partnership of Genesee and Orleans County will hold its annual cancer awareness program, Pink Hatters’ Night Out on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Clarion Hotel, 8250 Park Road, Batavia. Guests are encouraged to wear a pink hat.

The evening is a colorful, celebratory event filled with laughter. However, when survivors stand up based on the number of years since they received their cancer diagnosis, an awe-inspiring hush fills the room. Women who are currently battling the illness are applauded with support. Women who have been cancer free for decades provide hope to everyone.

A Chinese Auction and “cash and carry” vendors will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. A light dinner and dessert will be served from 6 -7 p.m. Following dinner, cancer survivors will be recognized and prizes will be awarded for the best pink hats. Entertainment will be provided by the Genesee Community College theater group.

Tickets are $20 each and available by pre-sale only. Call the UMMC Healthy Living Department at (585) 344-5331 for registration information. Table reservations are only available for parties of 10. Payment and registrations must be received by Oct. 3. This event is funded in part by a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Western New York.

The Cancer Services Partnership is a grant funded program which provides access to free colorectal, breast and cervical cancer screenings for men and women, age 18 to 64, who are uninsured or underinsured. United Memorial manages the Partnership for Orleans and Genesee counties.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Calling artists for juried competition of holiday ornaments for tree in Albany

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RoAnn M. Destito, the commissioner of the New York State Office of General Services (OGS), is asking for help with a special juried art competition: "Decorate the Empire State!" The goal is to decorate the holiday tree at the Capitol in December with original ornaments that represent all of New York State.

GO ART! is honored to be assisting as the designated ambassador for this project in Genesee and Orleans counties. We are issuing a call for talented artists to create ornaments which reflect the county in which they live. Artists can be professional, amateurs and students. Ornaments and required entry forms must be delivered to the GO ART! in Batavia by Oct. 15.

Through a local juried decision process, two ornaments that best represent each county will be selected. The four winning ornaments will be sent to OGS by Nov. 8. The winning ornaments from each county will be placed on the holiday tree in the New York State Capitol. They will send us and the artist digital images of the ornaments on display. They also extend an open invitation to everyone involved to come to the Capitol to view the tree and take a tour of this incredible building.

Ornaments not selected to be sent to OGS will remain at GO ART! to be placed on display in our Cultural Center in Batavia.

Entry forms are available from GO ART! and can be accessed online and e-mailed or faxed after completion. For more forms, information or questions, see below. "Please remember that art and culture enriches, inspires and educates, and strengthens our community identity."

Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council (GO ART!)
Seymour Place, 201 E. Main St.
Batavia, NY 14020
Open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm and by appointment
Tel -- 585.343.9313
Fax -- 585.345.1608
www.GOart.org <http://www.GOart.org>

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Due to Patriot Trip, Hawley preempts Friday's office house at GCC until Sept. 27

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Due to his sixth annual Patriot Trip to Washington D.C. for local veterans taking place this weekend, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) has preempted his regular office hours on Sept. 20, for Genesee County residents at Genesee Community College.

The office hours resume as normal from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.


Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Pembroke Town Park is site of semi-pro football fund-raising match on Saturday

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Press release:

The Lyndonville Tigers semi-pro football team will be hosting the Troy Fighting Irish at the Pembroke Town Park this Saturday (Sept. 14) at 4 p.m. The event will be kicked off by Jenn Suhr, two time Olympic medal winner and current Gold Medalist in women's pole vault, who will being performing the opening coin flip as well as a photo and autograph session following.

The team will also be providing a professional fireworks display following the football contest around 8 p.m. that is estimated to be 20 minutes in length.

Tickets are $5 at the gate. Kids under 12 free.

The Tigers look to cap off their 10th anniversary season with a win and an Northeastern Football Alliance championship over the Troy Fighting Irish who are looking to win their fourth straight championship. Both teams are 9-2 on the season and have won their respective divisional titles. It should be an exciting game and experience for all involved.

During the event the Pembroke Youth Association will be running concessions to help raise money for the local youth sports teams in the area. Spectators from around the area are encouraged to come and enjoy the activities as well as tailgate before and after the game. There will be no place better to be on this Saturday afternoon.






2013 NFA League Championship
Troy's Fighting Irish @ Lyndonville Tigers

Pembroke Town Park
8799 Alleghany Road
Corfu, NY 14036

Kickoff - 4 p.m.
Fireworks - Dusk

Meet and greet with Jenn Suhr during game.
Half time Tigers hall of fame induction ceremony.
PYA fundraising concession and food service booth during entire event.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm

GO ART! announces new exhibits at all four galleries

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The Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council announces new exhibits in each of four galleries for September-October 2013:
GO ART! Bank of Castile Main Gallery, Seymour Place, 201 E. Main St., Batavia – An exhibit of “New York State Paintings” by Dennis Wood is on display featuring 27 original oil and watercolor paintings by this Batavia artist. Prints and postcards are available for sale. Exhibit dates: Tuesday, Sept. 3 — Wednesday, Oct. 30. A Meet-the-Artist Reception is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 7, 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays and by appointment.
GO ART! Albion Satellite Gallery, GCC at Albion, 456 West Avenue (Route 31), Albion – On display now is an exhibit by Larry Buckley of Basom, previously shown at the GO ART! Main Gallery in Batavia. Buckley’s exhibit, “Blu Angel Art Show III: Original Paintings by Larry Buckley,” features more than 50 acrylic and oil paintings. Exhibit dates: Wednesday, Sept. 4—Thursday, Oct. 31. A Meet-the-Artist Reception is slated for Wednesday, Sept. 11, 5 - 6 p.m. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday.
GO ART! Batavia Satellite Gallery, Genesee County Senior Center, 2 Bank St., Batavia – GO ART! presents artwork by the late Bernadine “Bernie” Koert, graciously donated to GO ART! by the Koert family. Proceeds from the sale of Bernie’s art will go toward the establishment of a GO ART! scholarship fund. Exhibit dates: Wednesday, Sept. 18 through Thursday, Oct. 31. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays.
GO ART! Medina Satellite Gallery, Shirt Factory Café, 115 W. Center St., Medina – An exhibit of new work by Bernice Yunker, all created utilizing YUPO® and appropriately entitled “Working with Yupo” is featured. Exhibit dates: Friday, Sept. 6 through Thursday, Oct. 31. Gallery hours are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday; Closed Sunday.
For more information on these exhibits and other GO ART! programs and services, please visit www.GOart.org <http://www.GOart.org>, e-mail info@GOart.org or call 585-343-9313.
GO ART! exhibits are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Students wanted to join GC Youth Court

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The Genesee County Youth Bureau is seeking local students in grades eight through 11 to become members of the Genesee County Youth Court. Youth Court is the process of being judged by your peers.

A multi-week training session for members will begin this fall. If you are interested in joining youth court, pick up an application at the Genesee County Youth Bureau or online at www.co.genesee.ny.us/departments/youthbureau/youthcourt.html.

Applications are due by Sept. 27. Interviews will take place throughout the month of September.

If you have any questions or are interested in joining this program, please feel free to contact Chelsea Dillon at 344-3960 or chelsea.dillon@co.genesee.ny.us.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Deadline is Sept. 17 to register for Master Gardeners class 'Arrangements from the Garden'

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Genesee County Master Gardeners will be holding an “Arrangements from the Garden” class on Sept. 24. The best bouquets and arrangements come from your garden. Learn the basics and then create your own beautiful masterpiece to take home. Cost is $10 per person, which includes supplies. (Bring your own scissors.) Class size is limited. Register by Sept. 17. The class is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kennedy Building, Genesee County Fairgrounds, Route 5, Batavia.
For more information contact Brandie Schultz at CCE of Genesee County, (585) 343-3040, ext. 101, or stop by the Extension office at 420 E. Main St. in Batavia, or visit our CCE Web site www.genesee.shutterfly.com <http://www.genesee.shutterfly.com> or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CCEofGenesee “Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County provides equal program and employment opportunities.”

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