The Batavian - Online News. Community Views. http://thebatavian.com/ Batavia, daily news for Batavia, NY, Genesee County, online newspaper en One-car rollover on School Street in Downtown Batavia, injuries reported http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/one-car-rollover-school-street-downtown-batavia-injuries-reported/42346 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/schoolstreetrollover2014.jpg" /></p> <p>A one-car rollover with injuries is reported on School Street in Downtown Batavia. City fire and Mercy medics are on scene. The car is on its roof but the victims are extricated.</p> <p>UPDATE (by Howard): It appears a blue sedan was westbound on School Street from Swan Street when it struck a parked SUV. The passenger side front tire struck the rear tire on the driver&#39;s side of the SUV. The SUV was pushed forward about five feet and it&#39;s rear wheel assembly was broken. The fender was scraped but not dented.&nbsp; The frame of the sedan was broken.&nbsp; The owner of the SUV said he just recently got the vehicle.&nbsp; It still had a temporary registration in the window, he pointed out. He hasn&#39;t even made a payment on it yet, he said. He was at a friend&#39;s house for Easter Dinner. Police conducted a field sobriety test on the driver of the sedan.&nbsp; He was taken into custody pending further investigation.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/schoolstreetrollover2014-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/schoolstreetrollover2014-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/schoolstreetrollover2014-4.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/schoolstreetrollover2014-5.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/schoolstreetrollover2014-6.jpg" /></p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/one-car-rollover-school-street-downtown-batavia-injuries-reported/42346#comments batavia accident Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:50:58 +0000 Billie Owens 42346 at http://thebatavian.com Today's Deals: Alex's Place, Daphne's, Bohn's, Settler's, and more! http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/todays-deals-alexs-place-daphnes-bohns-settlers-and-more/42342 <p><strong>Bohn&#39;s Restaurant</strong>, 5256 Clinton St., Batavia, NY: Fine dining in an atmosphere of casual elegance. Lunch and dinner, steak, prime rib and seafood. Ask about Bohn&#39;s catering services and banquet facility. We have a $25 gift certificate for $15.</p> <p><strong>Daphne&#39;s Restaurant</strong> <strong>&amp; Lounge</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>241 Swan St., (Off Rt. 63/Ellicott St.) Batavia, NY. Daphne&#39;s is destined to become a favorite for any who enjoy something special in a dining experience. Formerly the old St. Nick&#39;s Social Club, now unrecognizable to those who used to frequent the club, Daphne&#39;s provides you with a warm, inviting atmosphere and decor, which complements the array of wonderful dishes. We offer homemade seafood and pasta dishes, meatballs that are addicting as well as large salads, hot sandwiches &amp; homemade potato chips. Fresh desserts are prepared in our own kitchen (tiramisu has been the top seller so far). We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.</p> <p><b>T.F. Brown&#39;s</b>, 214 E. Main St., Batavia, NY: T.F. Brown&#39;s is a great place for a good meal, good friends and to catch up on what&#39;s going on in the sports world. &quot;If it happens in sports, it happens at Brown&#39;s.&quot; Stop in and check out our Jumbo Chicken Wings, Roast Beef on Weck and Friday night fish fry. The original family spaghetti sauce still adorns all of our Italian specialties. The other popular selections from our menu range from Super Salads, butcher cut Strip Loin and South of the Border items. We offer daily lunch and dinner specials as well as a full adult and children&rsquo;s menu.&nbsp;We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.</p> <p><strong><u><em>$$$</em></u>&nbsp; Scooter&#39;s Restaurant in Le Roy</strong>, 140 W. Main Street Road (Route 5), Le Roy, NY: Come see us at Scooter&#39;s family restaurant with our friendly atmosphere and homestyle cooking! We offer classic American food with breakfast, lunch and dinner served all day. We also offer a full take-out menu anytime. We have a $10 gift certificate for $4.</p> <p><b>Center Street Smoke House</b>, 20 Center St., Batavia, NY: Authentic Southern BBQ, from ribs to brisket with all the fixin&#39;s. We have a $20 gift card for $12.</p> <p><strong>Ficarella&#39;s Pizzeria</strong>, 21 Liberty St., Batavia, NY: Dine-in, drive-thru or&nbsp;delivery. Featuring fresh, hearth-baked pizza since 1985, plus wings, pasta and more. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12. (Good only at the Batavia location.)</p> <p><strong>Dave&#39;s Ice Cream</strong>, 3872 W. Main Street Road, Batavia, NY: Dave&#39;s offers only locally purchased products, including Perry&#39;s hard ice cream in a wide variety of yummy flavors, with a wonderful assortment of toppings and homemade waffle cones. Different soft-serve flavors are offered weekly. We have a $10 gift certificate for $6.</p> <p><strong>Alex&#39;s Place</strong>, 8322 Park Road, Batavia, NY: People come from all over the region for a fine dining experience at Alex&#39;s. It&#39;s best known for its ribs, of course, but Alex&#39;s seafood is also a favorite of the restaurant&#39;s diners. We have a $25 gift certificate for $15.</p> <p><strong>Settler&#39;s</strong>,&nbsp;353 W. Main St., Batavia, NY: Settler&#39;s has a 25-year history of serving great, affordable breakfasts, lunches and dinners to Batavians. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.</p> <p><strong>Bourbon &amp; Burger Co.</strong>, 9 Jackson St., Batavia, NY: Batavia&#39;s newest burger joint offers more than two dozen different types of tasty hamburgers. Our menu also includes a variety of sandwiches, appetizers and an extensive beer list, plus a full bar. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.</p> <p><strong>Santino&#39;s Pizza</strong>, 2 Main St., Oakfield, NY: We&#39;re pizza and a whole lot more! Voted #1 pizza in Genesee County in blind taste test! Santino&#39;s features pizza, wings, subs, wraps, ice cream, and more! We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.</p> <p><strong>Smokin&#39; Eagle BBQ &amp; Brew</strong>,&nbsp;9 Main St., Le Roy, NY. The kind of downhome, laid-back and comfortable place that just feels right. Open daily for lunch, dinner and drinks, this eatery and bar features a variety of eats and drinks that are outstanding. Specializing in smoked meats -- each meat is dry rubbed with a proprietary mix of seasonings, then smoked slowly in their on-site smoker for maximum flavor and tenderness. With a variety of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, combo platters and entr&eacute;es, there&#39;s always plenty of choice for even picky eaters. Great food, frosty brews and some of the best folk around call the Smokin&#39; Eagle BBQ &amp; Brew their favorite -- make it your favorite today! Don&#39;t forget to ask about our catering! We have a $20 gift card for $12.</p> <p><strong>Alli&#39;s Cones &amp; Dogs</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>7063 Lewiston Road, Oakfield, NY: Full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu; all-you-can-eat salad bar; ice cream served year-round; eat-in or take-out. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.</p> <p><strong>Jagged Edges Salon</strong>,&nbsp;4140 Veterans Memorial Drive, Batavia, NY: Jagged Edges Salon is a walk-in and appointment salon for men, women and children. It is a fun, welcoming salon that offers all hair care services including cuts, color, highlights, lowlights, perms, styling/updos, treatments, and facial waxing. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. We have a $20 gift certificate for $10.</p> <p><strong>Oliver&#39;s Candies</strong>, 211 W. Main St., Batavia, NY: Oliver&#39;s, a Batavia landmark, offers the finest chocolate and confections in the area. We have a $20 gift card for $12.</p> <p><strong>Alli&#39;s Cones &amp; Dogs</strong></p> <form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post" target="_top"> <input name="cmd" type="hidden" value="_s-xclick" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" type="hidden" value="35FH37J7KRHG4" /> <input alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!" border="0" name="submit" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_buynowCC_LG.gif" type="image" /> <img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" /></form> <p><strong>Settler&#39;s</strong></p> <form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post" target="_top"> <input name="cmd" type="hidden" value="_s-xclick" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" type="hidden" value="52FM38LV4UMQE" /> <input alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!" border="0" name="submit" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_buynowCC_LG.gif" type="image" /> <img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" /></form> <p><strong>Daphne&#39;s Restaurant &amp; Lounge</strong></p> <form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post" target="_top"> <input name="cmd" type="hidden" value="_s-xclick" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" type="hidden" value="UBQTUFMZGZTP6" /> <input alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!" border="0" name="submit" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_buynowCC_LG.gif" type="image" /> <img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" /></form> <p><strong>Smokin&#39; Eagle BBQ &amp; Brew</strong></p> <form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post" target="_top"> <input name="cmd" type="hidden" value="_s-xclick" /> <input name="hosted_button_id" type="hidden" value="N9N8ASC54QMQG" /> <input alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!" border="0" name="submit" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_buynowCC_LG.gif" type="image" /> <img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" /></form> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/todays-deals-alexs-place-daphnes-bohns-settlers-and-more/42342#comments Deal of the Day Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:36:36 +0000 Billie Owens 42342 at http://thebatavian.com Field fire off Sumner Road, Darien http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/field-fire-sumner-road-darien/42343 <p>A field fire is reported in the area of 550 Sumner Road, on the north side. Darien fire and EMS are responding. The location is between Harlow and County Line roads.</p> <p>UPDATE 2:24 p.m.: Darien command requests Alexander to bring its Gator to the scene.</p> <p>UPDATE 2:57 p.m.: Darien command reports the fire is out.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/field-fire-sumner-road-darien/42343#comments Darien fire Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:16:10 +0000 Billie Owens 42343 at http://thebatavian.com BID annual meeting and awards luncheon is Friday, RSVP and pre-pay Tuesday http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/bid-annual-meeting-and-awards-luncheon-friday-rsvp-and-pre-pay-tuesday/42340 <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>The Batavia Business Improvement District will hold its annual meeting and awards luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. on <u>Friday, April 25</u> (registration at 11:45 a.m.) at the City Church Generation Center, 15 Center St. in Downtown Batavia.</p> <p>The agenda will include a review of the B.I.D.&rsquo;s accomplishments and the announcement of the newly elected members to the Board of Directors.</p> <p>The &ldquo;Downtown Spirit&rdquo; Business Awards are presented to: <strong>Greg Gluck, Alberty Drug Co.</strong> and <strong>Kristine Crocker, The YNGodess Shop</strong>.</p> <p>The &ldquo;Downtown Spirit&rdquo; Volunteer Awards presented to: <strong>Dan Fischer (WBTA Radio)</strong> who served as a board member and chairperson for Summer In The City, <strong>Beth Kemp (T-Shirts Etc.)</strong> for serving on the BID Promotion / Wine Walk committees and <strong>Steve Coraci (community volunteer)</strong> for serving on the Downtown Public, Summer In The City and Wine Walk committees.</p> <p>Guest Speaker: Mark Masse, vice-president Genesee Economic Development Center. His topic: &ldquo;When The STAMP Project Comes, Will Downtown Be Ready?&rdquo;</p> <p>All B.I.D. members and area businesses are invited. A special buffet will be served from Sweet Ecstasy Bakery &amp; Bistro.</p> <p>Price is $20 per person. <strong><u>RSVP and payment by Tuesday, April 22</u>.</strong> Reservations contact BID - Don Burkel or Laurie Oltramari, at 585-344-0900 or e-mail at <a href="mailto:dburkel@downtownbataviany.com">dburkel@downtownbataviany.com</a></p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/bid-annual-meeting-and-awards-luncheon-friday-rsvp-and-pre-pay-tuesday/42340#comments batavia Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:34:21 +0000 Billie Owens 42340 at http://thebatavian.com Fight in UMMC parking lot, caller says http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fight-ummc-parking-lot-caller-says/42338 <p>City police are responding to the parking lot of UMMC where there&#39;s a complaint about a fight.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fight-ummc-parking-lot-caller-says/42338#comments batavia crime Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:30:44 +0000 Billie Owens 42338 at http://thebatavian.com Bar and music added to the mix at Yume Asian Bistro http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/bar-and-music-added-mix-yume-asian-bistro/42337 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/yumeentertainmentapril192014.jpg" /></p> <p>Tonight, Yume Asian Bistro, on Veterans Memorial Drive, celebrated the opening of its bar with music played (as a DJ) and performed (vocals and guitar) by Brent Persia. The owners say if music on Friday and Saturday nights after the dinner hour goes over well, they will continue to offer it.</p> <p>Previously: <a href="http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/pair-young-chefs-see-opportunity-batavia-asian-cuisine-especially-sushi/41815" target="_blank">Pair of young chefs see opportunity in Batavia for Asian cuisine, especially sushi</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/yumeentertainmentapril192014b.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/yumeentertainmentapril192014-3.jpg" /></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/bar-and-music-added-mix-yume-asian-bistro/42337#comments arts batavia business entertainment music YUME Asian Bistro Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:43:11 +0000 Howard Owens 42337 at http://thebatavian.com Portion of Byron Road closed due to culvert collapse http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/portion-byron-road-closed-due-culvert-collapse/42336 <p>From County Highway Superintendent Tim Hens:</p> <p class="rteindent1">Byron Road between Griswold Road and Walkers Corners Road is closed until further notice due to a drainage culvert that has collapsed. The road is undermined and is a hazard to all traffic. County Highway will be investigating the scene for long-term repair options on Monday.</p> <p>UPDATE 9 p.m.: The following photos and information were sent to us by Korinne Haymon.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/1959449_10200893796067379_2403090347671577205_n.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/10157184_10200893794427338_2155864629381602425_n.jpg" /></p> <p>According to Korinne Haymon, her husband was taking their two children out for a bike ride on Byron Road when suddenly, the ground crumbled beneath them. Their 7-year-old jumped out of the carrier, but their 4-year-old fell into the sink hole. Korinne&#39;s husband jumped in and got him out, but &quot;he had a hell of a time getting out because the sides were crumbling,&quot; Hayman said. &quot;Very scary!&quot; The width of the hole is 15 to 20 feet, Haymon said. &quot;My kids are so traumatized. We&#39;re just thankful everyone is OK.&quot; Haymon said they called the Highway Department rather than the Sheriff&#39;s Office because nobody was hurt.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/portion-byron-road-closed-due-culvert-collapse/42336#comments infrastructure Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:07:20 +0000 Howard Owens 42336 at http://thebatavian.com Dumpster fire outside of Clor's, now out http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/dumpster-fire-outside-clors-now-out/42334 <p>A dumpster fire was reported outside of Clor&#39;s Meat Market on West Main Street at the corner of Lewiston Road. A responder says there is no exposure to the building and the dumpster was smoldering, but no flames were showing. Town of Batavia Fire Department responded and the fire is knocked down.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/dumpster-fire-outside-clors-now-out/42334#comments batavia fire Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:35:32 +0000 Billie Owens 42334 at http://thebatavian.com Sponsored Post: Mr. Wine & Liquor offers 15% off all wines! Easter case discounts available! http://thebatavian.com/lisa-ace/sponsored-post-mr-wine-liquor-offers-15-all-wines-easter-case-discounts-available/42302 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/7438/2014-2/2.png" /></p> http://thebatavian.com/lisa-ace/sponsored-post-mr-wine-liquor-offers-15-all-wines-easter-case-discounts-available/42302#comments batavia advertisement Mr. Wine and Liquor ny Sponsored Post Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Lisa Ace 42302 at http://thebatavian.com Photos: Easter Egg Hunt in Elba http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-easter-egg-hunt-elba/42332 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/easteregghuntelba2014-2.jpg" /></p> <p>Boy Scout Troop 6017 hosted an Easter Egg Hunt for the children of Elba today. The hunt included eggs with winning tickets for dozens of prizes.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/easteregghuntelba2014-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/easteregghuntelba2014.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/easteregghuntelba2014-4.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/easteregghuntelba2014-5.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/easteregghuntelba2014-6.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/easteregghuntelba2014-7.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/easteregghuntelba2014-8.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/easteregghuntelba2014-9.jpg" /></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-easter-egg-hunt-elba/42332#comments elba Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:59:43 +0000 Howard Owens 42332 at http://thebatavian.com Photos: Community clean-up day in Oakfield http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-community-clean-day-oakfield/42331 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/oakfieldcleanup2014.jpg" /></p> <p>The Oakfield Betterment Committee organized a community clean-up day today. Volunteers spread throughout the town to pick up litter.</p> <p>Above, Cassandra Semar and Brittany Caton on Maltby Road.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/oakfieldcleanup2014-2.jpg" /></p> <p>Barb Harkness on Maltby Road.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/oakfieldcleanup2014-3.jpg" /></p> <p>The Johnson Family -- Mark, Michelle and McKenna with friend Cameron Heineman on Fisher Road.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/oakfieldcleanup2014-4.jpg" /></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-community-clean-day-oakfield/42331#comments Oakfield Oakfield Betterment Committee Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:34:43 +0000 Howard Owens 42331 at http://thebatavian.com Grand Jury indicts two people for DWI crimes http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/grand-jury-indicts-two-people-dwi-crimes/42330 <p>Here are the latest indictments issued by the Genesee County Grand Jury.</p> <p><strong>Duane L. Garlow</strong> is indicted for the crime of driving while intoxicated, a Class E felony. It is alleged that on Dec. 18, in the Town of Le Roy, he drove a 2013 Chevrolet on Perry Road while intoxicated. In count two, Garlow is indicted for the crime of driving while intoxicated, per se, also a Class E felony, for allegedly having a BAC of .08 or more at the time.</p> <p><strong>Robin L. Santarini</strong> is indicted for the crime of driving while intoxicated, a Class E felony. It is alleged that on Feb. 17, Santarini drove a 2014 Chevrolet on I-90 and in the Pembroke Service Area parking lot while intoxicated. In count two, Santarini is indicted for the crime of driving while intoxicated, per se, also a Class E felony, for allegedly having a BAC or .08 or more at the time.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/grand-jury-indicts-two-people-dwi-crimes/42330#comments crime Le Roy pembroke Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:20:13 +0000 Billie Owens 42330 at http://thebatavian.com Photos: Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-kiwanis-easter-egg-hunt-centennial-park/42329 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/kiwanisegghunt2014-8.jpg" style="width: 460px; height: 305px;" /></p> <p>The Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt this morning at Centennial Park might be called an Easter Egg Scramble. It starts at 9 a.m. and pretty much all of the plastic eggs containing either candy or prize numbers are off the ground by 9:01.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/kiwanisegghunt2014-7.jpg" style="width: 460px; height: 305px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/kiwanisegghunt2014-3.jpg" style="width: 460px; height: 305px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/kiwanisegghunt2014-4.jpg" style="width: 460px; height: 695px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/kiwanisegghunt2014-10.jpg" style="width: 460px; height: 617px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/kiwanisegghunt2014-11.jpg" style="width: 460px; height: 305px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/kiwanisegghunt2014-14.jpg" style="width: 460px; height: 305px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To purchase prints, <a href="http://www.howardowensphotography.com/p960159830" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.howardowensphotography.com/zf/core/embedgallery.aspx?p=393ae0560fb407201CCCCCC01e111111F5F5F5DDDDDD555555CCCCCC001eTo%20purchase%20prints%2C%20click%20here.2" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="background-color:#555555;"></iframe> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-kiwanis-easter-egg-hunt-centennial-park/42329#comments batavia Batavia Kiwanis Club Centennial Park Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Howard Owens 42329 at http://thebatavian.com Have you seen 'Max'? http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/have-you-seen-max/42328 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/2061/2014-2/max.png" /></p> <p>Have you seen &quot;Max&quot;? He was last seen in Batavia on Friday, April 11. But not hide nor hair since.</p> <p>His elderly owners live on Chandler Avenue, right across from the United Memorial Medical Center.</p> <p>Max is a friendly little charmer who sports a red harness and is microchipped. He&#39;s a pekingese/poodle mix -- a &quot;peekapoo.&quot; He&#39;s about 15-20 inches long and 15-20 pounds. If you know of his whereabouts, please contact Jen at 585-813-7108.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/have-you-seen-max/42328#comments batavia Lost Dog Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:07:11 +0000 Billie Owens 42328 at http://thebatavian.com Closing reception for local artist Jolene Beckman's 'Within the Wallpaper' at The Gallery at Blue Pearl Yoga http://thebatavian.com/patricia-hawley/closing-reception-local-artist-jolene-beckmans-within-wallpaper-gallery-blue-pearl-y <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-2/jolene_beckman.jpg" /></p> <p><span>Local artist Jolene Beckkman is closing her current exhibit, &ldquo;Within the Wallpaper,&rdquo; at The Gallery at Blue Pearl Yoga with a reception on Thursday, April 24 from 6 - 8 p.m. About a dozen pieces depict the struggle between what we expose and what we choose to keep hidden.</span></p> <p><span>Born in Batavia but moved to Colorado before settling in Albion, Beckman attended local schools. She graduated from The College at Brockport with a degree in Fine Arts and gained an MFA from the University at Buffalo. She currently lives in Batavia with her husband and children.</span></p> <p><span>Beckman has shown her extensive body of work locally in Batavia, Rochester, Buffalo, Canandaigua, Brockport, Binghamton, and Lockport as well as nationally in galleries in Chicago, Seattle, and New York City. With her current exhibit, Beckman says, she is, &ldquo;questioning what it means to put a body on display, and what it means to be looked at &mdash; from the perspective of both the viewer and the viewed.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span>Each complete painting is partially covered in wallpaper -- some of it purposely ripped -- &ldquo;to convey the idea that sometimes what is concealed is often just as important as what is revealed.&rdquo; </span></p> <p><span>Much of Beckman&rsquo;s work is steeped in realism and indeed, she draws inspiration from the detailed realism of the Old Masters. She also cites German Expressionist Kathe Kollwitz -- who produced a series of works reflecting her concern with war, poverty, and the lives of ordinary women in the 1920s -- as inspiring for their eloquent yet searing account of the human condition.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>&ldquo;Her facial expressions are beautifully rendered,&rdquo; Beckman says. &ldquo;My own interpretation of such stark emotion is to paint my figures as if they are walking out of the painting and into a dream.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span>Within the Wallpaper is on display until Thursday, April 24. The closing reception is scheduled from 6 - 8 p.m.; it is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For additional information contact Blue Pearl Yoga at 585.230.5430 or the artist at <a href="mailto:jolene.beckman@gmail.com"><span><b>jolene.beckman@gmail.com</b></span></a>.</span></p> http://thebatavian.com/patricia-hawley/closing-reception-local-artist-jolene-beckmans-within-wallpaper-gallery-blue-pearl-y#comments arts batavia Blue Pearl Yoga Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:53:16 +0000 Patricia Hawley 42324 at http://thebatavian.com Batavia baseball bounces back to beat Akron http://thebatavian.com/nick-sabato/batavia-baseball-bounces-back-beat-akron/42326 <p>After winning the first two games of the season, the Batavia baseball squad was handed its first loss of the season in an emphatic fashion, losing to Honeoye Falls-Lima 15-2 on Thursday afternoon.</p> <p>Twenty-four hours later, the Blue Devils got back on track, beating up on Akron, 15-8.</p> <p>&ldquo;I thought it was a good comeback win for us,&rdquo; said Batavia Head Coach Rick Saunders. &ldquo;We got lit up pretty good yesterday by a good HF-L team. Today we came out and jumped out on top and got those three runs in the first.&rdquo;</p> <p>Batavia opened up the game with three runs on three hits in the bottom of the first inning on a bases-clearing hit by Zeke Lynn.</p> <p>The Tigers would battle back, loading the bases with one out in the second inning.</p> <p>Akron would score on a fielder&rsquo;s choice by D.J. Carlson, then on a passed ball, and they then tied it up on a RBI single by Zach Pfentner.</p> <p>Quinten Weis would settle down after that, pitching two more scoreless innings and allowing just one more hit before Greg Mruczek relieved him.</p> <p>&ldquo;He was a little wild to start the game,&rdquo; Saunders said of Weis. &ldquo;I thought he settled down the rest of the game and he threw well that last two innings he was in the game.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Blue Devils regained the lead in the third after Nick Bauer was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.</p> <p>Steve Borowczyk appeared to get himself out of the jam, ending the inning with the bases loaded and just one run allowed, but it was not to be.</p> <p>Batavia exploded for four runs on four hits in the bottom of the fourth inning to extend the lead to 8-3.</p> <p>Luke McComb was walked with the bases loaded, followed by an RBI single from Rich Francis before Bauer drove in two runs with a double to right field.</p> <p>Akron appeared to make a bit of a comeback in the top of the fifth, getting two runs off of Mruczek (helped by a few defensive miscues), but he settled down to strike out the side in the sixth.</p> <p>&ldquo;I thought he threw the ball real well,&rdquo; Saunders said of Mruczek. &ldquo;I think our defense let him down a little bit. That happens, these are high school kids. If we played tight defense like we did in the first three games, we probably only would have let up a few runs.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Blue Devils&#39; batters went to work in the bottom of the frame to put the game out of reach as they sent seven runners across home plate, including a two-run single from senior reserve Pat Wrobel.</p> <p>The Tigers got three runs in the seventh, but it wasn&rsquo;t enough to get close.</p> <p>&ldquo;The biggest difference between yesterday and today was that we hit better,&rdquo; Saunders said. &ldquo;We got the bases-clearing hit by Lynn and that was clutch for us today.&rdquo;</p> <p>Lynn finished the game 2-for-5 with four RBIs, while Bauer went 1-for-4 with four RBIs. As a team, Batavia combined for 14 hits on the game.</p> <p>Weis picked up the win for the Devils, allowing three runs on three hits in four innings pitched.</p> <p>Borowczyk took the loss for Akron, allowing eight runs in six innings pitched.</p> <p>Batavia improves to 3-1 on the season, and next travel to Aquinas on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.</p> http://thebatavian.com/nick-sabato/batavia-baseball-bounces-back-beat-akron/42326#comments baseball batavia Batavia HS high school sports sports Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:35:14 +0000 Nick Sabato 42326 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Bergen resident accused of pointing shotgun at person who was looking through his window http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-bergen-resident-accused-pointing-shotgun-person-who-was-looking-through-h <p><strong>John Laverne Robinson</strong>, 51, of North Lake Road, Bergen, is charged with menacing, 2nd. Robinson is accused of pointing a shotgun at another person while the person was looking through Robinson&#39;s window.</p> <p><strong>Aaron M. Hatt</strong>, 22, of Alexander, is charged with harassment, 2nd, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Troopers responded to a complaint of a domestic dispute in the Town of Pembroke. In route, troopers came upon a young man walking down the center of Gabby Road. He reportedly said he had just argued with a female at the address of the initial complaint. Hatt was taken back to the house and upon investigation, troopers learned Hatt had allegedly been involved with a physical confrontation with the victim. He allegedly possessed marijuana at the time of his arrest.</p> <p><strong>Connor W. Kelly</strong>, 19, of Rushville, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. A trooper stopped Kelly&#39;s vehicle on Clinton Street Road, Stafford, for allegedly lacking its plate lamp. the trooper noted evidence of alleged recent marijuana use.</p> <p><strong>Bernard Lee Evans</strong>, 43, of Cato Street, Pavilion, was arrested on bench warrants for alleged criminal contempt, 1st, and harassment, 2nd. Evans was held without bail.</p> <p><strong>Kelly Marie Faro</strong>, 37, of Church Road, of Hamlin, was arrested as a fugitive from justice. Faro was arrested on an unrelated matter by Deputy John Baiocco. During his investigation, he discovered an active warrant out of Cuyahoga County for alleged drug possession. Faro is being held without bail pending extradition.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-bergen-resident-accused-pointing-shotgun-person-who-was-looking-through-h#comments batavia bergen crime Pavilion pembroke Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:17:07 +0000 Howard Owens 42322 at http://thebatavian.com Sponsored Post: Glow Ducks is still accepting registration forms! http://thebatavian.com/lisa-ace/sponsored-post-glow-ducks-still-accepting-registration-forms/42253 <p><a href="www.eteamz.com/glowfightingducks" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/files/users/7438/2014-2/glowduckscongratssp2.png" /></a></p> http://thebatavian.com/lisa-ace/sponsored-post-glow-ducks-still-accepting-registration-forms/42253#comments advertisement Glow Ducks. Sponsored Post Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Lisa Ace 42253 at http://thebatavian.com Three-car wreck at routes 77 and 63, Alabama http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/three-car-wreck-routes-77-and-63-alabama/42320 <p>A three-car accident with minor injuries is reported at routes 77 and 63. Alabama Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/three-car-wreck-routes-77-and-63-alabama/42320#comments accidents Alabama Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:59:33 +0000 Billie Owens 42320 at http://thebatavian.com Northbound Route 98 shut down at Lockport Road for auto accident http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/northbound-route-98-shut-down-lockport-road-auto-accident/42318 <p>Elba Fire Police are called to shut down northbound traffic on Route 98 at Lockport Road due to a motor-vehicle accident.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/northbound-route-98-shut-down-lockport-road-auto-accident/42318#comments accidents elba Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:26:49 +0000 Billie Owens 42318 at http://thebatavian.com