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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

Sponsored Post: Parmenter Inc. donates $1000! Thank you for helping us reach 25% of our goal!

You have helped us reach 25% of our goal. $1000 has been donated by Joe Parmenter Inc. to the Truth Ministries of Batavia!

A little about the organization: Truth ministries is a nonprofit program that began in Batavia in 2011. Steve and Mona Doyon saw a need to help the local lower-income youths in need of practical hygiene items as well as to offer spiritual guidance. Since creating the program they have helped more than 150 families a month year-round. The youths they help range from ages to 10 to 18.

The Doyons found that because some hygiene products are not covered under Food Stamps, many of the families did not have shampoo, soap, feminine products and other items that are necessities for a healthy life. This is the cornerstone of their donations, but clothing and food are also given. These items make the children feel more confident and increase their attendance in school.

A faith-based non-denominational recovery program was also developed for youths to support with issues such as drug, alcohol, and physical abuse that they have been exposed to or are going through themselves.

If you would like to make a donation to Truth Ministries, you can e-mail [email protected]

Items can also be dropped off at Parmenter Tire and Auto, 4531 W. Saile Drive, Batavia.

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Sponsored Post: New this fall - Universal Pre-Kindergarten at Lucky Ducky Daycare!

We're pleased to announce our Universal Pre-Kindergarten Pre-school
Program (UPK)
Lucky Ducky Daycare UPK Vision Statement:
At Lucky Ducky we believe children learn when they play and are able to freely explore, discover and problem solve in creative ways. Children naturally learn by doing, and as a teacher's role, we are obligated to promote this by allowing the children to use tools and materials in a creative environment that invites children to observe, be active to make
choices and to experiment. The environment as well as the teacher, is to foster a place for concrete opportunities, interactions with people, ideas, and materials in order to promote the child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth.
What is Universal Pre-Kindergarten? Universal Pre-kindergarten is a pre-school program for children turning four (4) on or before December 1. Activities are appropriate to the age and developmental level of the child.
Is it a half or full day? It is a half-day program in the morning for three hours, 9:00am - 12pm.
How many days a week? UPK meets five (5) days a week. Our program will operate the same as the Jackson Primary School calendar. Proof of residency is required.
How much does it cost? There is no charge or fee for your four (4) year old child to attend (For Batavia City School District).
How can I enroll my child? Enrollment is through the Batavia City
School District. Also, your child must meet all NYS immunizations and physical exam requirements. Requirements will be contained in the registration packet. Be sure to request your UPK site choice as Lucky Ducky Daycare.
How can I learn more about UPK? You may visit us at Lucky Ducky Daycare by making a visitation appointment and by picking up a registration packet at Batavia City School District Office, located at 260 State Street.
Lucky Ducky Daycare, dba • Divine Family Living, Inc. is located at 4007 Pearl Street Road in the town of Batavia. For more information on programs contact the Director, Kathy Seweryniak at 585-343-2465 or visit us online at: www.myluckduckydaycare.com
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 12:14 pm

You love The Batavian, so please join our club to help support our community news coverage

It's been a while since I've pitched you on joining The Batavian Club, but the Club is still going and we still find financial support from readers extremely important in helping us maintain the business.

Membership is important because:

  • It provides another avenue to support local businesses (you get more than $300 in gift certificates to local businesses);
  • It's a way for The Batavian to reward our loyal readers;
  • The financial support helps us sustain our community news coverage of Genesee County.

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 far exceed the price of the membership.

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.

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Friday, June 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Sponsored Post: The Batavia Lions Club 5th Annual Bike Tour will be held on Saturday, June 14th!

The Batavia Lions Club is hosting the 5th Annual Bike Tour on Saturday, June 14th. Join us for a 25-mile ride or 50-mile ride. Road assistance, bike support, free fruit and drinks will be available throughout the tour. Free hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided to riders upon completion.

Location: Starting and ending at the parking lot behind the Polish Falcons, 123 S. Swan St., Batavia.

Check in times:
7 to 7:45 a.m. -- 50-mile ride
8:15 to 9:15 a.m. -- 25-mile ride

Starting times: 8 a.m. for the 50-mile ride and 9:30 a.m. for the 25-mile ride.

Entry Fees: After May 16th -- $35; All children under 16 years of age $15, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Kids under 5 are free. Same day registrations are accepted with cash or check payment the morning of the event.

For applications and/or further information contact Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle or visit www.batavialions.com.

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