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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Dog Days of Summer at Denny's to benefit shelter animals

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Come out and support the animals of the Genesee County Animal Shelter during Denny’s Dog Days of Summer from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24th.

The restaurant is located at 364 W. Main St. in the City of Batavia.

Denny’s will be donating 10 percent of your check (pre-tax) during the event to Volunteers For Animals. We will be at Denny’s with adoptable dogs, information about the Shelter, VFA and other animals available for adoption.

Stop by to say "H" and have a bite to eat!

Event Date and Time

August 24, 2014 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Red Creek plays at Batavia Peace Garden on Main Street

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The Batavia Peace Garden on Main Street is featuring the band Red Creek from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 16. So if you're ambling around Summer in the City, come on over and hear some great tunes!

Event Date and Time

August 16, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Summer in the City

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Press release:

Downtown Batavia –   “Bring Your Feet Downtown” to the Batavia Business Improvement District’s 11th Annual “Summer in the City” Festival in beautiful Downtown Batavia from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16.

There will be more than 65 vendors. Food concessions will be serving: BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers, fried dough, lobster rolls, pizza, pulled pork sandwiches, and ice cream and lots more delicious treats.

Artists and crafts persons will have several booths featuring a variety of artwork, furniture, jewelry and unique clothing and gifts for sale.

A super entertainment lineup throughout the afternoon and evening on the Main Stage located on Main Street near Wendy’s. 

  • Corfu Pembroke Community Band starts things off at 11 a.m.
  • Old Hippies with favorites from the '60s and '70s (12-1 p.m.)
  • Area Dance Groups (1-2)
  • BHS Trumpet Ensemble ( 2-3 p.m.)
  • Terry “Elvis” Buchwald will be rock’n' Downtown ( 4- 6 p.m.)
  • The headliner: Mitty & The Followers will have everyone dancing to their MoTown and R&B sounds ( 7-9 p.m.)

KidsZone is bigger and better with five bounce houses, games, face painting and lots more for the entire family throughout the day. The Zone will be located on Court Street.

A Super Car Cruise and Motorcycle Alley for car and cycle enthusiasts with over 400 vehicles of all kinds. This includes vans and trucks. Parking will be on Main, Bank, Center and Jackson streets.

For runners and walkers the 33rd Donald R. Carroll 5K Race & Walk will take place at  9 a.m. on Bank Street. Registration is 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. Register online at: DonCarrollrace.com

*** New this year --  Chalk Art Fest with artists creating unique artwork on Downtown Batavia’s streets. Artists will begin their masterpieces on Friday, Aug.15th at 5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 16.  Prizes will be awarded. Contact: [email protected]

Be healthy at United Memorial Medical Center’s Health Fair under the big tent on East Main Street featuring all kinds of heathy lifestyle tips and testing.

For more information Call 585-344-0900 or visit the B.I.D. Web site at www.downtownbataviany.com

Event Date and Time

August 16, 2014 - 11:00am - 9:00pm
Monday, August 11, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's

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The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Across Western New York, there are six such Walks scheduled, including Sept. 27 in Batavia. The approximately two-mile walk starts and ends at the Genesee County Nursing Home on Bank Street.

The Genesee County Walk Committee was invaluable in enlisting the support of local businesses through sponsorships and basket raffle donations, and helping promote the walk within the towns and villages.

The Walk is open to everyone and registration is a fast and simple process: simply log-on to www.alz.org/WNY or call 1.800.272.3900. Site check-in and day-of registration begins at 9 a.m., the opening ceremony starts at 10 and the walk gets under way at 10:10.

Everyone who registers to walk receives a nylon pinwheel flower as a remembrance of the day.

There is no fee to register, but fundraising is strongly encouraged to ensure the Chapter can continue to provide local resources for the roughly 8,000 Genesee County residents who are directly impacted by Alzheimer’s. There are incentives for reaching certain fundraising goals, and participants have until October 31 to raise money to qualify.

Event Date and Time

September 27, 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Monday, August 11, 2014 at 11:16 am

Stafford Historical Society - Review of July's Taste of Stafford, plus bluegrass and old-time country music

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The Stafford Historical Society will be holding their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at tne Stafford Town Hall at 8903 Route 237.

We will be giving an update of last month's Taste of Stafford event. After the business meeting, the "South Main Attraction" featuring Dave Armitage and Dona LaValle will play a selection of Bluegrass and old-time country music. Come and enjoy.

Event Date and Time

August 27, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Free workshop on basic of Alzheimer's offered at YMCA; RSVP requested

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Press release:

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia.

“The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease,” is a workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

In September, the free class will be offered at two YMCA locations in WNY: in Medina, the “Y” in the Armory on Pearl Street will host the class at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 and the Batavia YMCA at 209 E. Main St. will host the workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 2:30 p.m.

Workshop information includes:

  • Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia
  • How Alzheimer’s affects the brain
  • Causes and risk factors
  • How to find out if it’s Alzheimer’s disease
  • The benefits of early detection
  • How to address a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Stages of the disease
  • Treatment
  • Hope for the future
  • Ways the Alzheimer’s Association WNY chapter can help

The workshop is free and open to the public, but because seating is limited, reservations are requested by calling 1.800.272.3900.

Event Date and Time

September 9, 2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Grand opening and open house for Sports Plus Physical Therapy, newest BID member

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Sports Plus Physical Therapy, a new member of Batavia's Business Improvement District, is proud to announce its Grand Opening Celebration of its new building at 5 Alva Place, Batavia.

Formerly the Genesee County ARC administrative office building, we're situated at the corner of Alva Place and State Street, right in between the entrance to the movie theatre and Dr. Canzoneri's podiatry office.

The public is invited to attend our open house and ribbon cutting on Thursday Aug. 28, 3-7 p.m. Assemblyman Steve Hawley and Senator Michael Ranzenhofer will be on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony around 4 p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

Sports Plus Physical Therapy is open daily, including Monday and Wednesday evenings, under the direction of Keith Bailey, PT.

We accept most insurance plans, and treatment can often be started without a physician's prescription. Please contact our office at (585) 343-9496 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

Event Date and Time

August 28, 2014 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Local republicans host party's gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino for meet and greet on Aug. 12

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The Genesee County Women's Republican Club and the Genesee County Republican Committee will be hosting a meet and greet with Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino on Tuesday, Aug. 12th at the Batavia Downs Clubhouse, 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

Time is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person with tickets available at the door and each person will receive $25 voucher for free play. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be available. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Event Date and Time

August 12, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Today's the deadline to RSVP for Kiwanis Club's Night at the Ballpark party under tent at Dwyer

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The annual Kiwanis Night at the Ballpark will be held starting with a picnic at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 16 under a private party tent at Dwyer Stadium. The deadline to RSVP is today, Aug. 9. Contact Anita at [email protected] or by calling (585) 813-5371.

Tickets are $15. Children under 12 pay $7.50; children under 5 get in free.

The price includes food, non-alcoholic beverages and a great night at a baseball game with friends.

Game time is 7:05 with the club president throwing the first pitch. The Muckdogs will be playing the Miami Marlins affiliate baseball team.

Event Date and Time

August 9, 2014 - 9:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Reel Discussion at Richmond library features film about WWII platoon that rescued art from Nazis

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Sponsor:  Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia

Event:  Reel Discussions

Date & Time:  Thursday, Aug. 28th at 6 p.m.

Come view the movie and join us for a group discussion afterward. This month’s movie is “The Monuments Men.” An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

For more information, call the library at 343-9550 or log onto www.batavialibrary.org.

Event Date and Time

August 28, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
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