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Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Photos: Chicken BBQ and thrift sale at YWCA

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The YWCA hosted a chicken BBQ lunch and giant thrift store sale today at its location on North Street, Batavia.

Above, Director Jeannie Walton instructs volunteers on preparing chicken BBQ dishes.

The sale is going until 4 p.m. today.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Contest: Like the YWCA on Facebook for a chance to win 'A Relaxation Package'

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Click the graphic or click here to enter. Must complete registration form to be eligible for prize.

Monday, March 10, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Vendors wanted for YWCA's weekly Market at North Street this summer

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Press release:

BATAVIA -- YWCA is seeking vendors to sell assorted products including vegetables, meats, cheeses, honey, jams, jellies, maple syrup, baked goods, fruits, herbs, flowers and other agricultural-related items for its weekly Market at North Street set to begin early this summer. It
will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays from July to October.

Tables are $10 per week or 25-percent off for vendors who commit to the entire season. The Market has been growing with its offerings and customers, and YWCA staff plans to further that success this year. Crafters may book up to two Sundays each on a first come, first served
basis. This will allow for more variety of artisan-style items each week.

"We welcome anyone interested in selling your locally grown or produced goods as part of our ongoing effort to empower small business in Genesee County and the surrounding area," Executive Director Jeanne Walton said. "Our Farmers’ Market emphasizes an ongoing relationship with all local agricultural producers. It is designed to highlight their work and celebrate their significant contributions to our community."

Entertainers are also invited to participate in the Market with your talents of singing, acting, bellydancing, yoga or whatever it may be. It's a great opportunity for exposure to the public while providing a fun and entertaining Market experience, Walton said.

For an application or to get more information, call (585) 343-5808.

WHAT:  The Market @ North Street
WHEN:  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays (July to October)
WHERE: YWCA of Genesee County, 301 North St., Batavia
 

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 2:34 pm

YWCA seeks nominations for Fabulous Females Awards; submission deadline is March 21

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Press release:

YWCA of Genesee County, Inc., is accepting nominations for this year's Fabulous Females Awards. Deadline for submissions is March 21. The awards will be presented during this year's "A Garden Party: Celebrating YWCA's Fabulous Females and Friends of Batavia Peace Garden" on May 10 at Terry Hills.

There are four award categories:

  • Seedling is for a young lady between 12 and 17 who has demonstrated "perseverance and gumption" through adversity and a willingness to help out the community;
  • Petal is for a woman from 18 to 30 who has shown her spirit through volunteer, professional and personal efforts to improve the community in some way;
  • Blossom is for a special woman who has become an integral member of society in the way she "works, serves, speaks and behaves";
  • Bouquet is a legacy award chosen from past recipients due to that woman's continuing efforts and contributions to the community.

Nomination forms for Fabulous Females are available online at www.ywcagenesee.org <http://www.ywcagenesee.org>  or at YWCA, 301 North St. in the City of Batavia. Event tickets are $35 each or $250 for a table of eight. For more information, call (585) 343-5808.

"We know there are many special women in Genesee County, and we look forward to highlighting four of them while honoring all of them during our dinner this year," YW Executive Director Jeanne Walton said. "It will be a beautifully decorated event to set the mood and complement those being recognized."

This year, YWCA has merged its efforts with Friends of Batavia Peace Garden to throw "A Garden Party" and honor supporters of the Peace Garden and Fabulous Females recipients. It's set for 5 p.m. May 10 at Terry Hills, Route 33.

The evening will include social hour, dinner, a special toast to award recipients and a garden hat contest. Organizers of both nonprofits promise that it will be a fun evening as it signals the start of an ongoing relationship.

"We are partners in peace to begin collaborations of nonprofits in Batavia," Peace Garden spokeswoman Marilyn Werner said. "This is the first step. Considering everything the YWCA stands for and everything the Peace Garden stands for, it makes sense for us to work together."

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 2:34 pm

YWCA launches 2014 appeal for donations to help support domestic violence outreach services

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Press release:

YWCA of Genesee County has launched a 2014 appeal to help support the Domestic Violence Crisis & Prevention Services program.

There are an estimated 6,000 victims of domestic violence in Genesee County, and YW staff plans to serve at least 1,000 of them this year. That is 300 more than the average number served, Executive Director Jeanne Walton says.

"Our goal is to open a door of hope for victims of domestic violence," Walton said. "They often can't even imagine the freedom and joy waiting for them. All campaign donations will go a long way in helping us to get the job done."

YWCA has scheduled a year of fundraisers to not only fuel the nonprofit's programs but to recognize, honor and celebrate special people in the community. Events include a Fabulous Females dinner on May 10, Wheels & Heels party on July 26, and the Stiletto/Sneaker Walk and Community Harvest Supper on Oct. 1. More details are to come.

Tucked into these special events is The YES! Cafe, a lunchtime program on the second Wednesday of each month.

Tomorrow, Feb. 12, patrons can "Follow Your Heart" with last-minute Valentine's gifts starting at noon. A lunch of a baked potato with assorted toppings, salad bar and a red velvet cookie sandwich will be served as various gift vendors display and sell their goods. Items will include body contour wraps, infinity scarves, soaps, lotions, flameless candles, purses, jewelry, specialty vinegars and much more.

For more information about any programs and services at YWCA, call (585) 343-5808.

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm

The YES! Cafe's December program features special cookies and other sweet treats

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WHAT: The YES! Cafe's December Program
WHEN:  Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11
WHERE: YWCA, 301 North St., Batavia

BATAVIA -- Things are getting sweet at YWCA this month with a special cookies and confections program during The YES! Cafe.

Patrons will have the opportunity to bid on plates of locally made baked goods, purchase some as gifts or for home, sample some sweet treats and get tips for making your own goodies special. It's set for noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the nonprofit, 301 North St.

Lunch includes chicken marsala, salad bar, roll and butter and Italian cookies. $10 includes meal and program. Take-outs are available for those who can't stay. To register or get more information, call (585) 343-5808.

Monday, November 4, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Artisans and crafters sought Holiday Bazaar at YWCA on Dec. 14

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The Artisans at North Street and YWCA of Genesee in Batavia seek artisans and crafters for the upcoming Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Artisans at North Street gift shop is located at 301 North Street in Batavia inside the YWCA building. We offer locally made handcrafted soaps, journals, scarves, quilts and more at reasonable prices.

The upcoming Holiday Bazaar ends our first anniversary celebration with a raffle. Tables are $15 each. For more information call: YWCA office at 585-343-5808.

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 1:14 pm

YWCA to fete Fabulous Females on Nov. 16 at GCC

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Press release:

YWCA of Genesee County Congratulates the recipients of this year's Fabulous Females Awards! They are:

  • The Seedling Award -- Alexis Hackmer, a freshman at Alexander Central School;
  • The Petal Award -- Shandi Seefeldt, a student at Roberts Wesleyan College and children's ministry coordinator and children's pastor at City Church;
  • The 2013 Fabulous Females Blossom Award -- Dr. Mary O'Bear, who has local medical practices, is medical director at Crossroads House and the NYS Veterans Home and is associate medical director for Batavia's Homecare & Hospice program in Genesee County.

Please join us in a toast to these superior females during this year's Fabulous Females Awards Luncheon!

It's at noon Saturday, Nov. 16 at Genesee Community College. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at YWCA or Bank of Castile.

***Sponsorship opportunities are still available! They range from Bronze at $350 to Platinum for $2,500. All levels include at least one reserved table for 10 guests plus print and special recognition advertising privileges. For more information, please call (585) 343-5808.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 6:26 pm

YWCA's awards for Fabulous Females has new nomination deadline -- Oct. 18

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Press release:

This year's Fabulous Females Committee has decided that there are too many good women and young ladies in Genesee County to ignore. So the 2013 event will include an award each for females aged 12 to 17; 18 to 30; an overall 2013 recipient and someone chosen out of the pool of prior recipients for continuing her contributions to the community.

The awards lunch is set for noon Saturday, Nov. 16 at Genesee Community College, 1 College Road. Deadline for nominations is now Oct. 18. (It was moved up from Oct. 8).

All of the awards fit into this year's theme that is based on Chinese folklore about red thread. Invisible threads connect a newborn child's spirit to all of the people who will be important in the child's life. So it is with this community, and how each award recipient serves to pull all of the pieces together.

Hosted by YWCA of Genesee County, this event is to include a light-hearted afternoon of lunch, entertainment and awards. Based on the beauty of nature, awards range from the Seedling to Bouquet to capture each stage of development.

Recipients for all but one of the awards will be announced before the event. The Bouquet Award will be kept secret for a surprise unveiling that day.

"This event has evolved over the years, and we really hope to create a memorable day for not only the award recipients but those family, friends and colleagues in attendance," YW Executive Director Jeanne Walton said. "Much in the way a flower develops from a seedling into a full-blown blossom, these recipients have demonstrated their own unique beauty. And the legacy winner will be the celebration of a bouquet of accomplishments!"

Before any awards can be handed out, though, people need to submit their chosen candidates by Oct. 18. Here is the criteria for each category:

  • The 2013 Fabulous Female Seedling Award will go to a young lady between 12 and 17 who has demonstrated perseverance and gumption through adversity and a willingness to help out the community. Her growth is evident despite her age. The ideal candidate is not your typical all-star athlete or honor society member, but someone who shines behind the scenes.
  • The 2013 Fabulous Female Petal Award is for a woman from 18 to 30 who has shown her spirit through volunteer, professional and personal efforts to improve the community in some way.
  • The 2013 Fabulous Female Blossom Award is for that special woman who has become an integral member of society in the way she works, serves, speaks and behaves.
  • The 2013 Fabulous Female Bouquet Award is a nod to the legacy to be left by a former Fabulous Female for her continuing efforts and contributions to the community.

Nomination forms may be obtained online at www.ywcagenesee.org or at YWCA, 301 North St.

Tickets for the event are $25 each and may be purchased at YWCA or Bank of Castile. There are also opportunities to sponsor a table with special promotional perks.

For more information, call 343-5808.

Monday, September 30, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Deadline is Oct. 8 for nominations for YWCA's Fabulous Females awards

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Press release:

This year's Fabulous Females Committee has decided that there are too many good women and young ladies in Genesee County to ignore. So the 2013 event will include an award each for females ages 12 to 17; 18 to 30; an overall 2013 recipient and someone chosen out of the pool of prior recipients for continuing her contributions to the community.

The awards lunch is set for noon Saturday, Nov. 16, at Genesee Community College, 1 College Road. Deadline for nominations is Oct. 8.

All of the awards fit into this year's theme that is based on Chinese folklore about red thread. Invisible threads connect a newborn child's spirit to all of the people who will be important in the child's life. So it is with this community, and how each award recipient serves to pull all of the pieces together.
Hosted by YWCA of Genesee County, this event is to include a light-hearted afternoon of lunch, entertainment and awards. Based on the beauty of nature, awards range from the Seedling to Bouquet to capture each stage of development.

Recipients for all but one of the awards will be announced before the event. The Bouquet Award will be kept secret for a surprise unveiling that day.

"This event has evolved over the years, and we really hope to create a memorable day for not only the award recipients but those family, friends and colleagues in attendance," YW Executive Director Jeanne Walton said. "Much in the way a flower develops from a seedling into a full-blown blossom, these recipients have demonstrated their own unique beauty. And the legacy winner will be the celebration of a bouquet of accomplishments!"

Before any awards can be handed out, though, people need to submit their chosen candidates by Oct. 8. Here is the criteria for each category:

  • The 2013 Fabulous Female Seedling Award will go to a young lady between 12 and 17 who has demonstrated perseverance and gumption through adversity and a willingness to help out the community. Her growth is evident despite her age. The ideal candidate is not your typical all-star athlete or honor society member, but someone who shines behind the scenes.The 2013 Fabulous Female Petal Award is for a woman from 18 to 30 who has shown her spirit through volunteer, professional and personal efforts to improve the community in some way.
  • The 2013 Fabulous Female Blossom Award is for that special woman who has become an integral member of society in the way she works, serves, speaks and behaves.
  • The 2013 Fabulous Female Bouquet Award is a nod to the legacy to be left by a former Fabulous Female for her continuing efforts and contributions to the community.

Nomination forms may be obtained online at www.ywcagenesee.org or at YWCA, 301 North St., in the City of Batavia.

Tickets for the event are $25 each and may be purchased at YWCA or Bank of Castile. There are also opportunities to sponsor a table with special promotional perks. For more information, call (585) 343-5808.

WHAT:  2013 Fabulous Females Award Lunch
WHEN:  Noon Saturday, Nov. 16
WHERE: The Forum, Genesee Community College, 1 College Road, Batavia
CALL: (585) 343-5808

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