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Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8:58 am

Photos: The 63rd annual St. Joe's Lawn Fete is under way

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The 63rd Annual St. Joe's Lawn Fete kicked off Friday.

Friday evening St. Joe's Alumni Bugal Corps started the evening by playing a show outside Crossroads House and then played on the carnival grounds.

After their performance, the band Inside Out got things rockin' in the beer tent.

The fun continues today from noon to 11 p.m., with the annual parade at 6:30 p.m. Tomorrow, the fete runs from noon to 6 p.m.

I'll be in Jamestown today to cover Notre Dame in the regional championship baseball game this afternoon. Julia Ferrini will cover the parade for us.  

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Photos: St. Joe's Lawn Fete is this weekend

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Many carnival rides are in place and workers are busy making other preparations for the annual St. Joe's Lawn Fete this weekend in Batavia.

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Photos: Bishop visits St. Joe's and Notre Dame

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Following a student Mass at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church today, Bishop Richard Joseph Malone toured St. Joe's and Notre Dame, meeting with students and faculty along the way.

At St. Joe's, his tour guide was Principal Karen Green; at Notre Dame, it was Principal Joe Scanlan. His aide Rev. Ryazard Biernat accompanied the tour.

As near as anybody could remember, it's been more than 20 years since a bishop came to Batavia to celebrate Mass and tour a Catholic school. Malone said in Maine, there were 20 schools in his diocese and he made a point of visiting each one at least once a year, but in the Buffalo Diocese there are 40 schools. It would be hard to maintain that annual schedule with so many schools, he said, but when a student asked him if he would come back next year, he said, "if you invite me I will."

Before he left St. Joe's, Principal Green gave Bishop Malone a plate of chocolate from Oliver's.

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Photos: Bishop Malone visits student Mass at St. Joe's

Bishop Richard Joseph Malone is visiting Batavia today. The bishop attended the student Mass at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church this morning, then went to St. Joe's School for lunch with students before a brief tour. He will tour Notre Dame High School this afternoon.

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Bishop to visit St. Joe's, Notre Dame on Friday

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Press release:

Most Reverend Richard J. Malone of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is scheduled to visit Batavia on Friday May 9th. The Bishop will celebrate Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church with the students of both St. Joseph School and Notre Dame High School. Following Mass the Bishop will tour both schools.

The public is welcome to attend the mass at 11 a.m.

Friday, November 8, 2013 at 10:49 am

St. Joe's School spearheading assistance drive for Baskins after devastating fire

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St. Joe's School in Batavia is organizing an assistance drive for the Baskin family following last night's massive fire at Baskin Livestock.

Electricity to the property was cut because of the fire and the school is primarily looking to make a food donation to the family, said Karen Green, principal of St. Joe's.

The daughter of Bill Baskin and Susan Blackburn attended St. Joe's.

“We are reaching out to the community to see if they can help  us in providing some food for the Baskin family," Green said. "They are without electricity, they have 100 50 employees, we would like to see if we can gather food together from area businesses and we will take them out to the Baskins around noon today.”

Green said volunteers from St. Joes would pick-up donations or donors could leave their contributions at St. Joe's at 2 Summit St. in Batavia. The school's phone number is (585) 343-6154.

Previously: Major fire causes severe damage to one of Genesee County's largest ag businesses

Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Photos: 2013 St. Joe's Parade and Lawn Fete

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Lots of people and lots of fun once again for St. Joe's Parade and Lawn Fete in Batavia.

Below is a slide show of the parade. To purchase prints from this slide show, click here.

Below is a slide show of the lawn fate. To purchase prints from this slide show, click here.

Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Photos: The St. Joe's Lawn Fete and parade is today

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St. Joe's Lawn Fete is going all day today. The annual parade is at 6:30 p.m. on East Main Street in Batavia.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Photos: Crowds jam into St. Joe's for annual Super Mammoth Sale

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By 9 a.m. the closest open parking space to St. Joe's was at least a block way in any direction.

Once inside the annual Super Mammoth Sale, it was pretty much wall-to-wall people.

By 9:05 a.m., the first bargain shoppers were hauling their treasures to their cars.

As always, you had to get their early and act quick to find the best deals.

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