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Monday, March 30, 2015 at 10:59 am

Godfrey's Pond holds fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt

More than 70 children with there families attended the fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt at Godfrey's Pond yesterday. The club put out a couple thousand Easter eggs early before the event which started at Noon and continued through 2 o'clock. Cookies, drinks were provided to all who attended. Mike Hammon, caretaker of Godfrey's Pond, said the free public event has grown consistantly over the years.

Other activities included a petting opportunity with six baby chicks.

Two contests were held; one for who collected the most eggs and a coloring contest.

Abby Lampke was the winner of the coloring contest.  

Egg hunt winners were:  

Gold -- Adrian Laird

Silver -- Connor Schrane

Bronze -- Trevor Pahl

Photo above is 7-year-old Eliana Stringham with the Easter Bunny. Craig Gillard submitted the photos from Godfrey's Pond.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Master Gardener Training

 Beginning September 10, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County will begin training a new class of Master Gardeners through our “Principles of Gardening” program.  Classes will be held at the CCE office at 420 East Main Street, Batavia on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 pm through November 19.  (There will also be a full day session on Saturday, November 8.)  Pre-registration by August 25 is required as the class size is limited.

Participants will enjoy learning about a variety of horticulture topics including: botany, plant pathology, entomology, soils & fertilizers, lawn care, vegetable gardening, weed identification, woody ornamentals, fruit, perennials and annuals.  Each class will focus on a different topic throughout the training.

Anyone interested in learning more about gardening may attend the course.  The fee for training is $225 per person.

This training is the first requirement to becoming a Genesee County Master Gardener.  Genesee county residents who complete the course are then eligible to apply to the Genesee County Master Gardener program.  (Other county residents should contact their local Master Gardener program.)  A Master Gardener volunteer should have a willingness to give back to the community and help put into practice what they learned at training.  Enthusiasm for sharing their skills and knowledge is a must.

For an application or to register contact Brandie Schultz at 585-343-3040, ext. 101 or stop by the Extension office at 420 East Main Street in Batavia.

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:53 am

Habitat for Humanity Restore MOVING SALE! All items must go!

post by Jessica Maguire-T... in community events, Habitat for Humanity, Sale

Help us clear out all items from the First United Methodist Church basment at 8221 Lewiston Road. Batavia. Doors open at 9a.m. January 5th, 2013

All items drastically reduced to help us open our new location at 230 Ellicott Street. 

Bag Sale!


For more information about Restore check out our Website at www.geneseehabitat.com or our Facebook page: Geneseehabitat



Event Date and Time

January 5, 2013 - 9:00am
Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Genesee ARC 'Sprout Film Festival' -- First Show

post by Billie Owens in community events

The Sprout Film Festival returns to Genesee County on Saturday, March 31, at the Genesee ARC Community Center, 38 Woodrow Road in Batavia. Sprout is a nonprofit that holds a yearly festival in New York City and opens its library of films from around the world so the "touring festival" can travel all over the country.

Two 90-minute showings are scheduled at 1 and 5 p.m., offering a unique lineup of different films, ranging from two-and-a-half minutes to 25 minutes in length. Both sessions are open to the public and there is no charge to attend. Doors open at noon and artwork by local residents with disabilities is also featured. Refreshments will be available for sale from noon to 1 p.m. and between shows.

1 p.m.

"Rudely Interrupted" / "Close My Eyes – Rudely Interrupted" / "My Only Wish – Rudely Interrupted" / "Jack Blond" / "Dream Lover" / "Cared Witless" / "Up Syndrome"

5 p.m.

"My Classic Life as an Artist" / "The Third Parent" / "One Question" / "Distinctively" / "Deedah" / "Breadmakers" / "Hold Me Down"

If you have questions about the festival please call Genesee ARC Director of Development Shelley Falitico at 343-1123, ext. 231.

Event Date and Time

March 31, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Friday, April 15, 2011 at 10:48 am

GCC Toastmasters International Club Holds "East Meets West" Event

  Genesee Community College Toastmasters Club Cordially Invites You to be our Guest at EAST MEETS WEST An Evening of Global Communication and Dining Menu: Sushi, Wraps, Salad, Pizza, Dessert, Beverages   Keynote Speaker: Patrick Ho, Founder and CEO of Rochester Optical   Speech Contest: Best Impromptu – Best Speaker – Best Evaluator   GCC TOASTMASTERS CLUB CHARTER CEREMONY   Basket Raffle!  Door Prizes!  Entertainment!   Wednesday, April 27, 2011 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Genesee Community College Conable Technology Building – Room T119 One College Drive, Batavia, NY 14020   Purchase tickets in the Student Activities office! (585) 343-0055 x6261 $5.00 for GCC Students/Employees $10.00 for Non-GCC Students/Employees Free Admission to all Toastmasters International Club Members   RSVP by April 25, 2011 to: Aoi Kitagawa, [email protected]    

Event Date and Time

April 27, 2011 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Town of Oakfield celebrates 'Majestic Lights in the Park'

post by Melissa Haacke in Christmas celebrations, community events, Oakfield

The Town of Oakfield will celebrate the Majestic Lights in the Park on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 5 pm at the Elroy D. Parkins Park (Little League Park). There are 42 trees that will be decorated in loving memory of loved ones passed, businesses and family themes. Please join us on Sunday for the lighting ceremony, Caroling and hot chocolate. Happy Holidays to all!!!

Event Date and Time

November 28, 2010 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 3:12 pm

GCASA Art Show

post by Pamela LaGrou in community events, GCASA, visual arts

GCASA's Art Therapist, Lynette Lex, sees the talent and raw emotion in the art her clients create during group.  She thought it was time to share their beautiful work with the public.  September is Recovery  Month and her clients are in various stages of recovery from alcohol or other substances.  On Thursday, September 30th from 5-8 pm, many unique and menaingful pieces of art were on display at GCASA in the Carter Conference Center.  Refereshments were provided by Miracles in Motion, a new catering initiative.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 11:31 am

Stitches in Time 2010 Quilt Show adds classes with George Siciliano

post by Martha Lorshbaugh in community events, quilt show, Quilts

IMG_6093.jpgThe Museum Quilt Guild will hold their fifth biennial quilt show, titled Stitches in Time, on October 15 and 16 at the St Anthony's Community center, 114 Liberty Street.  The change in venue allowed them to add classes and evening lecture with renowned quiltmaker, George Siciliano.  Space is available in both classes.  The class for Friday is titled "Size Really Does Matter" and Saturday's class is titled "Twirling Logs".  Pictures of the projects are available at George's website.

Space is still available for both classes, which run from 9 am to 4 pm both days.  Cost to non- guild members is $55.00.  Contact Elaine Ross at 748-4831 or [email protected] for more information or to sign up.  The lecture is friday evening at 7 pm.  It is open to the public.  The fee for the lecture is $5.00.

The show also features 243 quilted items made my the members of the Guild, a members' boutique, vendors, quilt raffle (photo above- $1 per ticket), door prizes and a silent auction to benefit the VA medical Center in Batavia, NY.

The show is open from 10 am - 6 pm on Friday, October 15 and from 10 am  - 5 pm Saturday, October 16.  Admission is $5

For more information, or directions to the show, contact Martha Lorshbaugh at 993-0357 or [email protected]

Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 9:58 am

Women's Program Chicken BBQ

post by Pamela LaGrou in chicken BBQ, community events, events, fundraisers, GCASA

Chicken BBQ to benefit GCASA Women's Program is being held on Wednesday, June 30th from 4-6pm or until sold out.  Stop by 430 East Main Street for a Clor's Chick BBQ including baked beans, salt potatoes, roll and butter for $8.00.  Curbside delivery available- simply pull up and order your dinners.   Pre-sale tickets available, call Norma at 343-1124.

Event Date and Time

June 30, 2010 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday, May 21, 2010 at 11:22 pm

COVA 2010 Open House

Tonight I attended the COVA "Central Orleans Volunteer Ambulance" Open House at their headquarters in Albion NY.  Over 150 people were on hand during this occational rainy event to give thanks to all EMT's, Mercy flight, Volunteers, etc. Much of the information is on the website at :www.covaems.com/

I interviewed EMT Patrick Lamka and asked the question, What is COVA?

Here is a quick video of Mercyflight taking off:

Many photos during this event:


Lots of people on hand even though it poured at times but a great turnout !


Yummy popcorn and activities for kids.


Some staff members ...


One of the ambulances from the fleet.


The newest ambulance to the fleet, not yet lettered.  Just arrived.


Patrick Lamka and Tricia Warren


posing near the Mercyflight helicopter ...


The 2010 COVA staff

They thanked everyone who came to support, donate and attend tonight's open house.  Providng services to help others in emergency needs.

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