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Monday, February 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Photo: Sledding in the sun at Centennial Park

post by Howard Owens in batavia, Centennial Park

It's kind of a perfect day for sledding -- the sun's out, not too cold, the snow at Centennial Park is compacted and slick, yet Isaiah Circiola and his sister Maya had the sled run all to themselves about midday today.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Good sledding snow remains in the forecast

post by Howard Owens in batavia, Centennial Park, weather

Brandon Betances pushes his 6-year-old daughter Laura down the hill at Centennial Park late this afternoon in the midst of a short lake effect snowfall.

Continued lake effect snow is in the forecast tonight through Friday.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 9:23 am

Genesee County Health Department is offering an anti-rabies immunization clinic on Saturday June 1, at Centennial Park

Genesee County Health Department is offering an anti-rabies immunization clinic on Saturday June 1, 2013 from 10am until 2pm at Centennial Park located in the City of Batavia; the SW corner of Ellicott and Park Avenue. Vaccination will be offered to dogs, cats and ferrets. There is no charge for the residents of Genesee County, out of county pet owners will be asked for a $5.00 donation. Please bring your pets with the proper restraints; on leashes, in cages etc. Be prepared to supply pet owner information; name, address, telephone contact info, etc. There is no need to display any licensing information! Pets must be at least 3 months old to be effectively immunized. This is a free service offered by the Genesee County Health Department 344-2580.

Event Date and Time

June 1, 2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Photos: Dandelions at Centennial Park

post by Howard Owens in batavia, Centennial Park

When I drove past Centennial Park today it was quite a sight with all the dandelions in bloom.

If you look closely, you can see a tiny little bug climbing up the stem.

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10:56 am

Photos: Annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt in Centennial Park

post by Howard Owens in batavia, Centennial Park, Easter

With the sound of a police siren, hundreds of children were off and running at Centennial Park, Batavia, this morning, as part of the annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt.

Within 120 seconds or less, all of the eggs were snugly secured in some child's basket.

Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Photos: Fun in the sun and snow at Centennial Park

post by Howard Owens in batavia, Centennial Park

The folks having the most fun in Batavia today were the kids of all ages at Centennial Park enjoying the afternoon sun and slick snow on the northeast corner of the park.

To purchase prints of these photos, click here.

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Photos: First day of sledding in Centennial Park

post by Howard Owens in batavia, Centennial Park, weather

I don't remember seeing anybody sledding last winter in Centennial Park. Today, a small crowd gathered to take in some fresh powder.

To purchase prints, click the link in the upper right of the slide show below.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Photos: 2012 Picnic in the Park

post by Howard Owens in batavia, Centennial Park

What a beautiful day for a picnic in the park, and today, hundreds of Batavia and Genesee County residents agreed.

The city's annual Picnic in the Park in Centennial Park was a perfect reminder of how fortunate we are to live in a great community and a free country.

It was also great to see Don Carroll out doing what he does best: Raising money for Toys for Kids.

If you're unable to view the slide show below, click here. To purchase prints of any of these photos, click here.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Photos: Reenactors teach children about War of 1812 in Centennial Park

post by Howard Owens in batavia, Centennial Park, War of 1812

Members of the Hoisingtons Rangers -- a group of reenactors of Batavia residents attached to Ft. Niagara -- were in Centennial Park this morning with a group of 5- through 12-year-olds to teach them a little about history.

The kids are part of a YMCA summer program.

The reenactors taught the kids about the period they represent -- the War of 1812 -- and those clothes they wore, the dishes they ate with and the muskets they shot.

The reenactors were Michael Richmond, Richard Richmond, Pete Bosch, Cynthia Richmond, Marge Ward, Amber Richmond.

Note: Several children asked me to take their pictures hoping to be on The Batavian, and I got some fine portrait shots, but a Y staffer asked me not to publish the pictures because a waiver is required by the parents. I don't need a waiver, but I don't want to get anybody at the Y in trouble with a boss. Sorry, kids, no portrait pictures.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Photos: Tree removal in Centennial Park

post by Howard Owens in batavia, Centennial Park

Contractors were in Centennial Park this morning cutting down trees that a city staffer told me were targeted for removal because they were diseased. Three or four trees were cut down to a bare stump. The stumps will be removed at a later date.

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