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Monday, December 16, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Sponsored Post: Like Alex's Place on Facebook for chance to win $100 Gift Card

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Like Alex's Place on Facebook, complete the registration form and become eligible to win a $100 gift card from Alex's Place. Click here to enter.

Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Time is running out to get a 2014 calendar of Genesee County pictures

There's a little time left to get a 2014 calendar of Genesee County photographs.  We'll accept orders up until noon tomorrow.

Here's how you can get a calendar: Buy one or become a new member of The Batavian Club and receive a calendar for free (existing members get a discount).

The calendar by itself is $25, plus sales tax, plus $4 for shipping and handling, if you're not a member.

For Club members (check your e-mail for details), it's $14, plus tax, plus $4 shipping and handling.

Use the Paypal buttons below to join the Club or the button on the bottom to buy calendars All calendar orders must be received by Dec. 16.

Members receive $325 in gift certificates for local businesses.

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.

We've set up four membership tiers -- Subscribe to the club monthly as one person or as a household, or annually at either of those levels. 

Members receive a membership card, bumper sticker and a package of gift certificates to local businesses. 

It's important to note, this isn't a subscription to read the site. Our stories remain free to read. This is a voluntary subscription with benefits (and we'll add benefits as it grows).

Join via PayPal below, or for annual and one-time memberships paid by check, click here to download this form (monthly, recurring payment memberships must be via PayPal or credit card.) To pay by credit card, use the form, or call (585) 250-4118.

Monthly Single Membership, recurring payment - $5 per month
Includes membership card and bumper sticker, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.


Monthly Household Membership, recurring payment - $10 per month
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.


Annual Single Membership, recurring payment - $50 per year
Includes membership card, bumper sticker, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.


Annual Household Membership, recurring payment - $100 per year
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.


Annual membership, one payment of $60
Includes membership card, bumper sticker, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

Annual household membership, one payment of $120
Includes two membership cards, bumper sticker, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.

Order Calendars for $25 each:

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Sponsored Post: St. Joseph Catholic School to host informational meeting for new All Apostles' Society!

St. Joseph Catholic School will be holding an informational meeting about its new All Apostles' Society this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the school's cafeteria. Development Director Chad Zambito will review the school's recent fund raising activities and Principal Karen Green will provide an update on enrollment and technology.
Anyone interested in attending should call 343-6154 or send an e-mail to chadzambito@gmail.com
The school has also announced that it will hold an open house at 10 a.m. on an. 26. For more information call 343-6154.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Sponsored Post: Thank you from Cedar Street Sales & Rentals!

The entire staff at Cedar Street Sales & Rentals wants to thank you for your patience during the road construction project. We are movin’ on up from a beat up, one lane dirt road to a paved road complete with lines. Cedar Street is now paved, the bridge has been raised to accommodate tall tractor-trailers and some of the sidewalks leading to the park have been completed. The balance of the work is scheduled to be finished next spring. We are excited. It was much overdue and it will really look nice once completed. The sidewalks will serve a much needed purpose allowing access to our beautiful Dewitt Park. 

For most of November it was difficult at best to get to our business. Many times the wait was 15 minutes or more and customers were forced to try both ends of the street. We greatly appreciate our loyal customers who took extra time out of their day to pick up rental equipment, buy a part, shop for a new snowblower or chainsaw, or just stop in to browse. We realize that your time is precious and we can’t thank you enough for supporting us. 

We want to thank Zoladz Construction for a job well done, especially considering the time frame and conditions that they were given to complete the job. They worked incredibly hard and tried their best to be as accommodating as possible to the businesses and homes on Cedar Street. 

As a token of our appreciation we are raffling off a Shop Local Christmas Gift Basket complete with Oliver’s Candies, Kutter’s Cheese, Finger Lakes Wine, local movie and dinner gift certificate and $100 spending money! No purchase necessary. It’s our thanks just for stopping in. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, December 18th.

Thank you again for 20 years of support. God Bless and Merry Christmas. 
Guy Clark
Cedar Street Sales and Rental

Monday, December 2, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Sponsored Post: Deck your walls with custom graphics from Vinyl Sticks!


Are You Looking for that Exceptional Gift for that “Hard to Shop For” Person? Let Vinyl Sticks Sign & Decal Company Help!

Don’t “Break the Bank” shopping online for removable wall graphics. Vinyl Sticks uses high quality fabric vinyl to create visually stunning wall graphics and art. Do you have a photo of your son or daughter making that big play at the game? Let us turn it into a one of a kind LIFESIZE wall graphic for their bedroom!

Need a gift for Grandma? How about a framed Custom Wall Canvas? This is the same high quality product you would receive from a professional photography studio; only ours is made in-house, right here in Batavia and it won’t leave your pockets empty. This holiday season, give a gift that your loved ones can cherish for years to come!

Call Adam or Joe at Vinyl Sticks today at 585-300-4307 and they will gladly provide you with an estimate and answer any questions you may have.

Please take a moment to check out the gallery at www.VinylSticks.com.

Since opening nearly a year ago, Vinyl Sticks has quickly become Batavia’s premier Sign and Decal Company. Vinyl Sticks uses a state-of-the-art wide-format printer and software to create stunning graphics, banners, vehicle graphics and much more. They have graphics that allow you to advertise on glass, while still being able to see out of the glass. These one-way window graphics make great gift ideas for business advertising and custom designs for the rear window of vehicles. 

Vinyl Sticks offers free estimates, free consultation, and of course design, production and installation services. Feel free to visit Vinyl Sticks, located at 23 Ganson Avenue in Batavia, NY. Off of Route 63, turn onto Evans Street; go past the Falleti Ice Arena, and at the stop sign go straight onto Ganson Avenue. Vinyl Sticks will be on your right.

Gift Certificates are available in any amount!

Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 7:43 pm

The Batavian's mobile app now available for iPhone

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If you have an iPhone, you can now download The Batavian's mobile app from the app store. Click here for a link to the app

It's a very simple app: It's a feed of what is posted to the home page and we will send alerts of select stories we post to the home page. The cost is $1.99. At best, with fee, we hope to offset our costs in providing the app.

For the Droid version, click here.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Sponsored Post: Snow Removal by The Grasshopper!

The Grasshopper Lawn Care and Snow Removal is a growing professional snow removal business located in Batavia, NY, but we also serve the surrounding towns located within Genesee County.

We provide quality snow and ice removal services to both residential and commercial customers. We are a 24/7 snow removal business during the winter months, offering monthly and seasonal contracts. We plow at 3 inches of snow to make sure you are never late to work or appointments.

Get a 10-percent discount on seasonal contracts if you sign up before December 15th. Winter is just around the corner ... Don't get caught buried in the snow! Give us a call or text today at 993-7017.

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