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Monday, December 15, 2014 at 9:15 am

Your membership helps sustain The Batavian

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It's still important to us that you join The Batavian Club. As I've said before, every membership is important to us. We appreciate the support. It goes a long way toward helping us meet all the expenses associated with The Batavian (expenses that are growing all the time).

This isn't just about us, however. It's also about you. You receive valuable savings at local businesses for an amount far exceeding the cost of the membership, and if you enjoy getting your local news from The Batavian, you are helping to sustain that effort.

So many people every day tell me how much they love The Batavian. All we're asking is for those loyal fans to make a small financial contribution to help support and sustain our news coverage and in exchange we'll send you gift certificates worth a lot more than the membership price.

NOTE: If you've joined in the past two months (a handful of people have, even without prompting by a post like this), we will send out your membership get with the batch generated by our effort over the next three weeks to invite more people to join. Sorry for the delay, be putting together the kits is a time-intensive process, so we do them in batches).

TO JOIN: Use PayPal buttons below, or to pay by check (annual only) or credit card, click here to download form. Or call (585) 250-4118 to pay by credit card.

Annual Single Membership - $50 per year (a recurring annual payment)

Includes membership card, bumper sticker, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Annual membership, one-time payment of $60

Includes membership card, bumper sticker, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Yesterday's Flip Ads winner

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I forgot yesterday afternoon to announce the winner of the Flip Ads contest.

The winner was Dave Olsen, of Basom.

Dave was the 12th person to find the secret code, flipped under the Alli's Cones & Dogs ad, which was "Dean Richmond."

We'll play again on one day next week.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Sponsored Post: Boost your overall health!

Like all health care these days, dental treatment is not inexpensive…so prevention and keeping one’s mouth clean means everything! It is a fact that most people do not clean well enough. The “2-minute rule” doesn’t work anymore if you want an honestly clean mouth unless you have only half your teeth! Using a soft tooth brush, concentrate on cleaning one tooth at a time or even one tooth surface at a time. Try it! Two minutes might turn into four before you know it.
 
Flossing those surfaces of your teeth that your brush does not reach, basically, in between your teeth and using a good mouthwash makes the cleaning complete. When finished do a “quality –control” check. Using something like a toothpick, look for that soft, white bacteria filled substance that we call plaque and where you might find it is where you need to spend more time cleaning.
 
Surprise your dentist or hygienist next time. Clean teeth means fewer cavities and fewer other tooth problems, healthy gums and a boost to your overall health. Dr. Russell Marchese Jr. -- 585-343-2711. Like us on Facebook or visit our Web site for more information.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Today's Flip Ad winner

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Kyle Couchman, of Batavia, is today's Flip Ad winner. Kyle was the seventh person to correctly identify today's secret code, which was "Brisbane." It was flipped under the Turnbull ad.

Reminder: To win you must correctly identify the secret code word. I received a half dozen e-mails this morning before we even put the contest up. Each e-mail was idenifying an existing Flip Ads. That's not how the contest is played.

When playing, remember to include your full name and address to qualify for the prize.

There won't be another code up until some time tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:00 am

We have a winner in the second Flip Ad contest

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Katie Bieber, of Batavia, is our winner. She correctly found the secret code "Joseph Ellicott" under the Kleen-All ad.

Katie will be sent a check for $25.

We'll run another contest tomorrow.

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Sponsored Post: Insurance & Banking Solutions for Wherever Life is Taking You!

Tompkins Bank of Castile – Free checking includes mobile banking now with mobile check deposit. We’re your local, mobile, remarkable community bank. Click here to start your free checking application.
 
Tompkins Insurance Agencies – Contact us for a no-obligation review of your auto and homeowners insurance. Learn more.
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 3:13 pm

We have a winner in first Flip Ad contest

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We have a winner in our first Flip Ad contest. Dan Bartholf, of Geneseo, will receive a check for $25.

We'll play again tomorrow. A code like the one to the right will be visible under a randomly selected ad that will flip when you mouse over it. 

We've received numerous e-mails just telling us which ads are currently running as flip ads -- Reed Eye and Kreative Kitchen -- but that's not how you play the game.

At an unannounced time, we'll pick an ad at random and turn it into a flip ad and put a secret code like the one in the sample in this post.  

Today, we made it the first person to e-mail us. When I was a kid and radio stations did contests like this they would say a different number caller each time -- the 7th caller, the 8th caller, the 12th caller. We got enough people responding today, that should work for this contest, too, so tomorrow's flip ad will say which number person to e-mail the correct secret code will win.

Happy hunting!

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 9:00 am

Your membership helps sustain The Batavian

post by Howard B. Owens in advertisement, Sponsored Post, thebatavian

It's still important to us that you join The Batavian Club. As I've said before, every membership is important to us. We appreciate the support. It goes a long way toward helping us meet all the expenses associated with The Batavian (expenses that are growing all the time).

This isn't just about us, however. It's also about you. You receive valuable savings at local businesses at an amount far exceeding the membership cost, and if you enjoy getting your local news from The Batavian, you are helping to sustain that effort.

So many people every day tell me how much they love The Batavian. All we're asking is for those loyal fans to make a small financial contribution to help support and sustain our news coverage and in exchange we'll send you valuable gift certificates that greatly surpass the price of the membership.

NOTE: If you've joined in the past two months (a handful of people have, even without prompting by a post like this), we will send out your membership get with the batch generated by our effort over the next three weeks to invite more people to join. Sorry for the delay, be putting together the kits is a time-intensive process, so we do them in batches).

TO JOIN: Use PayPal buttons below, or to pay by check (annual only) or credit card, click here to download form. Or call (585) 250-4118 to pay by credit card.

Annual Single Membership - $50 per year (a recurring annual payment)

Includes membership card, bumper sticker, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Annual membership, one-time payment of $60

Includes membership card, bumper sticker, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

 

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

Flip Ads contest starts today

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Reposting the announcement below as a reminder that our contest starts today.

Some of you may have already noticed -- there are a couple of sponsor's ads on the right side of the page that if you mouse over the box, it flips over to reveal a secondary message.

This is a new concept in online display advertising and locally, it's only available onThe Batavian and the Wyoming County Free Press.

To help kick off the introduction of Flip Ads we're running a contest over four days this week (four days between Monday and Friday). We will randomly pick an ad on the site and make it a Flip Ad, and the secondary message will be a secret code. The code will go up at some unannounced time during the day and stay up until we have a winner. The first person to e-mail me, [email protected], with the correct code, will win $25 cash. (In your e-mail, include your full name and address. By participating and claiming you're prize, you're agreeing that we can use your name to announce the day's winner).

Easy to win: mouse over ads and find the Flip Ad with the secret code, like an Easter Egg hunt.

Sponsors: Interested in Flip Ads? Contact Lisa Ace, [email protected], or (585) 250-4118, to sign up.

CLARIFICATION: The contest isn't just to identify which ads are Flip Ads. It's to find the one that has a secret code under it. When you flip the ad, there will be a word or numbers or phrase that you need to e-mail to me. I'm getting a lot of people sending me the names of the advertisers with Flip Ads (Reed Eye and Kreative Kitchen), but that's not how the contest works. But thanks for playing!

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Sponsored Post: Le Roy Winterfest is December 6th from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.!

 
Community Christmas Tree Lighting & Caroling -- 6 p.m. Hot chocolate will be supplied by Spirits. Church Choirs & the Boy Scout Troop will be there to lead in caroling. All are invited to carol at the lighting and then go back to the First Presbyterian Church (across the street) for cookies and more hot chocolate to warm up.
 
Let us come together as a community this holiday season. Save Time. Save Gas. Catch up with friends. Wrap up the savings while shopping and supporting local.
 
Stroll through the Village Full Card Business Bingo 10 a.m - 2 p.m. Visit ALL participating businesses for FULL card business bingo. All FULL sheets must be turned into the Community Holiday Bazaar by 3 p.m. on Dec. 6th to be entered to win.  
 
Main, Mill, and Bank street businesses are offering open houses and in-store specials. Photo booth @58 on Main all day.
 
Community Holiday Bazaar, Le Roy Moose Family Center, 21 Bank St., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. More than 18 home crafters and home businesses, LCCP Bake Sale, Santa arrives at 1 p.m., FREE CHILD IDs, Chinese raffle, door prizes, and lunch available. One raffle ticket for each non-perishable or canned good collected or tickets are available for purchase.
 
KID ZONE ACTIVITIES -- Le Roy Moose Family Center -- SANTA arrives via fire truck at 1 p.m. Caricatures on Santa's lap for $3 and FREE CHILD IDs all day. Town of Le Roy Building 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Coloring contest, face painting & story of the candy cane, caricatures from 11:30 to 12:30 for $3 and more. Fire Hall -- Inflatable playground from 11 to 1. Santa's Cutest Elf Contest -- age groups 0-2, 3-5 yrs., and 6-10 -- at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.
 
K9 Demonstration with Sheriff's deputy Erion & Destro at 2 p.m. at the Moose.
 
Woodward Memorial Library 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Join us for a "Frozen" themed Winter Wonderland that includes crafts, make "Olaf," Play Doh, and stop in to watch "Frozen." We will be showing the movie all day. Stop in or stay all day! 
 
Lunch & Dinner Specials -- LB Grand, Smokin' Eagle BBQ & Brew, Barrista's @ 58 on Main, Le Roy Country Club, Spirits, Mooney's, Scooter's/Gigi's, Moose Family Center (lunch), Masonic Community Center (breakfast), and McDonald's.
 
Jingle All The Way 5K/10K starts at 3 p.m. -- Bank and Lower Myrtle streets will be closed due to the race at 2 p.m. Parking is available in municipal lots on Bank Street (enter/exit at McDonald's), Mill Street, and Bacon Street.
 
Reminder... Bring all receipts for Shop, Dine, and Win in Le Roy saved from Nov. 6th to Dec. 6th to the Community Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 6th to receive entries into the drawings. Purchases from Saturday Dec 6th count, too.
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