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Monday, November 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Sponsored Post: Thank you from Baskin Livestock

Thank you from Baskin Livestock

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the efforts of our employees, friends and neighbors during and after the fire at our animal feed mill on the night of November 7th, 2013. Although the final fire inspector determination has not been 100% established, they feel that a compactor motor inside a steel compactor box under the metal cyclone was the source of the fire. It appears that the fire started inside the compactor and could not be observed until it was well established and moved up into the cyclone. 

Many thanks for all the food, drinks, help and well wishes from friends, including St. Joseph’s School (Karen Green, Principal), Bob Evans Restaurants, Attica Package Company, the Sojda’s, Mary and Scott Case, Sandy Marky and Harry Flatt, Hans and Leslie Kunze, Howard Owens, Jason Saile, Danielle Bell and Jeff Lang, Dan Kelley and crew, Jeff Kingdom and crew, Nancy Gilmartin at Coastal Staffing, Laurie Mastin and all Bill’s friends at BMHL. And our thanks to the brave men and women who volunteer at all the responding fire companies including: Genesee County/ Alexander, Bethany, Pavilion, LeRoy, Stafford, Byron, Bergen, East Pembroke, Elba, South Byron, Oakfield, Darien, the Town of Batavia and the City of Batavia, Wyoming County/Wyoming, Warsaw, Attica, Varysburg, Bennington, Sheldon, Cowlesville, Gainesville, Perry, Perry Center York, Wyoming Correctons and Livingston County/Caledonia, Cuylersvelle and Mt. Morris. 

Thanks also to the fire companies who were called to stand by and fill in for areas which had sent their people and equipment to fight the fire at the farm. If we have missed anyone, please know that we and our employees are extremely thankful.

Baskin Livestock
9778 Creek Road | 
Batavia NY 14020 | (585) 344-4452

Friday, November 22, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Hungry tonight: Order ahead with Batavia Eats

We have more menus online ready to receive your meal orders from great local restaurants.

Here are the menus available now:

The developers have also added a new feature -- you can order your meals in advance. Let's say you're in Rochester at 4 p.m. and know you won't be back in Batavia until 6:15 p.m., you can specify 6:15 as your pick-up time.

Be sure to bookmark BataviaEats.com to keep up with new restaurants as we add them and for future online ordering from local restaurants.

Friday, November 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Sponsored Post: Let Sweet Ecstasy Bakery, Bistro, and Banquets help with your holiday needs!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, our to do lists get longer and longer, from planning holiday parties to shopping for Christmas. This year why not have Sweet Ecstasy Bakery, Bistro, and Banquets help with your holiday needs? There is a wide selection of services available to cater to you.
For Thanksgiving, we are offering a couple of specials including pies and cheesecakes. Choose from fruit or cream, and all homemade pies are made with the freshest ingredients. This year we are offering to bake it in your pie dishes! Take your homemade pie in your own dish!
Lots of shopping to do on Saturday? Let us make you breakfast. We are now open for breakfast on Saturdays from 7 to 11 a.m. Our breakfast menu includes jumbo stuffed French toast served with a fruit kabob, your choice of meat or how about a large omelette made with fresh oven-roasted potatoes, a croissant and a fruit kabob. We also have weekly specials like pumpkin spice pancakes and red velvet Belgian waffles. Don't have time to eat it here, how about taking a quiche home? Order a fresh quiche with your choice of ingredients. 
Let's make the holiday parties even easier. We will set up, cook and clean it up so all you have to do is enjoy. Our minimum is only 10 people and we can hold parties up to 50 in one room or 100 in multiple rooms.  
  • Able to integrate a menu that suits your company's special considerations while maintaining and enhancing the holiday spirit.
  • Tasteful, classic, and elegant holiday decorations.
  • Traditional Friday & Saturday nights available along with the increasingly popular weekday events.
Many holiday parties are postponing their employee events into January and February when it's less hectic. Ask and we will try to accommodate you! Limited number of prime dates are still available!
Sweet Ecstasy Bakery | Bistro | Banquets
Tonisha M. Price, owner
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm -- Lunch Served 11am-2pm
Saturdays 7am-2pm -- Breakfast Served 7am-11am 
Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 9:48 am

Ask the Local Doctor: What are my options for a torn meniscus?

Question: Last June I accidentally rolled over my left foot while standing on uneven ground. There was an audible pop from the knee and I felt something let go. To make a long story short, I have seen a local doctor and had X-rays taken. They showed a torn meniscus in the left knee. I was given a shot of cortisone in the knee joint and not much else. I have been taking NSAID on a daily basis and an occasional hydrocodone pill for the pain. The joint gets sore and stiff at night after being on it during the day. Rubbing it down at night and in the morning with Bengay does help. My question is: What is the short-term and long-term diagnoses of this condition in the terms of healing. Can this condition heal itself without surgery? If not, can this condition be corrected through an arthroscopic procedure? I am a 65-year-old male and have been told, my knee joints are pretty much worn out. I don't look forward to spending the rest of my life limping around. It has slowed me down, but has not stopped me from my normal daily activities.

Answer: As with any injury in the body, when the meniscus is damaged, irritation occurs. If the surface that allows the bones to glide over each other in the knee joint is no longer smooth, pain can occur with each flexion or extension. The meniscus can be damaged because of a single event or it can gradually wear out because of age and overuse.

A torn meniscus is damage to the cartilage that sits on top of the tibia and allows the femur to glide when the knee joint moves. Physical examination and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the test of choice to confirm the diagnosis of torn meniscus.

Because there is different blood supply to each part of the meniscus, knowing where the tear is located may help decide how easily an injury might heal (with or without surgery). The better the blood supply, the better the potential for recovery. Blood supply to knee cartilage also decreases with age, and up to 20 percent of normal blood supply is lost by age 40.

The risk of developing a torn meniscus increases with age because cartilage begins to gradually wear, lose its blood supply and its resilience. Increasing body weight also puts more stress on the meniscus. Routine daily activities like walking and climbing stairs increase the potential for wear, degeneration, and tearing.

Some meniscus tears can be treated conservatively without an operation (less than 5 percent) using anti-inflammatory medications and rehabilitation to strengthen muscles around the knee to prevent joint instability. Orthotics may be useful to distribute the forces generated by walking and running.

If conservative therapy fails, surgery may be a consideration. Knee arthroscopy allows the orthopedic surgeon to assess the tear within the meniscus and repair it. Options include sewing the torn edges together or trimming the torn area and smoothing the injury site.

In older patients with degenerative joint disease (alo known as osteoarthritis), where the cartilage wears out, treatment options may be considered over a longer timetable. Exercise and muscle strengthening may be an option to protect the joint and maintain range of motion. As well, anti-inflammatory medications may be considered to decrease swelling and pain arising from the knee joint.

Cortisone medication injections into the knee joint may be used to decrease joint inflammation and to bring temporary symptom relief that can last weeks or months. A variety of hyaluronan preparations are approved for mild to moderate knee arthritis and include hylan G-F 20 (Synvisc) and hyaluronan (Orthovisc).

As a last resort, joint replacement may be an option with substantial degeneration of the knee if conservative measures fail and symptoms of pain and decreasing joint range of motion affect quality of life and prevent the patient from performing routine daily activities.

There is no cookie-cutter approach: The treatment of a meniscus tear depends on its severity, location, and underlying disease within the knee joint, as well as patient circumstances. Consult your doctor to determine what’s the best course of action for you.

Todd Lorenc, M.D.

Ask the Local Doctor is sponsored by Insource Urgent Care, 35 Batavia City Centre, Batavia, (585) 250-4201. To submit a question to Ask the Local Doctor, e-mail askthedoc@thebatavian.com. To submit your question anonymously, if you wish, you can use our online form.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Sponsored Post: IR Systems Offers A Winter Special with Free Installation, Free Equipment & No Money Down!

This is the busiest time of the year when you and the family are all bundled up inside of the house watching television more often then normally. DIRECTV is your answer this winter to saving a lot of money for the up and coming holidays and getting something more for your buck!

We have a winter special going on with FREE installation, FREE equipment, NO money down and ZERO to activate. We guarantee better service than what you have now with cable and definite savings. Our HD- DVR features 800 hours of recording, up to 4 shows at once, while watching a 5th live and you can access your play list from every room in the house. We give you a box and remote to every television in the house so you don't have to have only 75 channels on every other TV set in the house! We will show you how to save money no matter what service you decide on.

GIVE US A CALL FOR MORE INFO OR STOP ON DOWN to 309 W. Main St. in Batavia for your face-to-face FREE quote!
Monday, October 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Sponsored Post: 1st Annual Reis Family Memorial Casino Night on Saturday, November 9th!

Dear Friends; 
On May 19th, 2008 tragedy struck close to home for most of us when the Reis family lost their lives too soon. A memorial scholarship fund was set up in the family’s name for remembrance that is awarded to a graduating Byron-Bergen Student each year. Unfortunately funds have diminished and with this night we plan to contribute to the scholarship so their memory can live on and continue to impact future generations in the Byron-Bergen School District. 

Our 1st Annual Reis Memorial event will have guests enjoying each others company in remembrance and a unique and exciting casino experience. At the end of the evening each individual’s chips can be “cashed” in for tickets to our Chinese auction and a chance to win an assortment of valuable prizes. Space is limited and tickets will sell out quickly! 

You can make a difference. 
Your sponsorship of, or prize donation to this event, will help bring us one step closer to achieving our goal of ensuring that college scholarships will continue in remembrance of the Reis Family. If you would like more information about the event, please contact Brendan Lougheed, Event Coordinator at (585) 721-8955 or by e-mail at loughebf@gmail.com. 

Thank you for your support in keeping their memory alive by impacting the future Byron-Bergen scholarship recipient(s).

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