http://thebatavian.com/taxonomy/term/1014/ en Meet Batavia native and author Jennifer Gervase Benson at Richmond library http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/meet-batavia-native-and-author-jennifer-gervase-benson-richmond-library/45599 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/2061/2014-4/books.jpg" /></p> <p>Meet Batavia native and children&#39;s book author Jennifer Gervase Benson at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Richmond Memorial Library Saturday. She will have her books available for sale and personally signed. They are beautifully illustrated and cost $14.95 each plus tax.</p> <p>All proceeds will be donated to a scholarship fund called Levi&#39;s Legacy, which was established in memory of her nephew (Levi Alexander Benson) who passed away in 2009.</p> <p>&quot;The Three Little Girls &amp; The Magical Unicorn&quot;<br /> Published by Mascot Books</p> <p>This is a unique children&#39;s book about taking risks and believing in yourself. The book can be purchased online at&nbsp;mascotbooks.com &lt;<font color="#0000FF"><u><a href="http://mascotbooks.com/">http://mascotbooks.com/</a></u></font>&gt; ,&nbsp;barnesandnoble.com &lt;<font color="#0000FF"><u><a href="http://barnesandnoble.com/">http://barnesandnoble.com/</a></u></font>&gt; ,&nbsp;amazon.com &lt;<font color="#0000FF"><u><a href="http://amazon.com/">http://amazon.com/</a></u></font>&gt; ; and participating stores.</p> <p>The other book is called &quot;Bella&#39;s Adventures -- Turn That Frown Upside Down.&quot;</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/meet-batavia-native-and-author-jennifer-gervase-benson-richmond-library/45599#comments announcements Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:28:25 +0000 Billie Owens 45599 at http://thebatavian.com Free traditional Thanksgiving dinner offered to the needy and lonely in Oakfield area http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/free-traditional-thanksgiving-dinner-offered-needy-and-lonely-oakfield-area/45576 <p>A FREE traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be prepared and served by the Oakfield Betterment Committee from <u>noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27. The meal will take place at Alli&#39;s Cones &amp; Dogs, 7062 Lewiston Road in Oakfield</u>.</p> <p>Enjoy all your Thanksgiving dinner favorites! Don&#39;t be alone this holiday and don&#39;t go without dinner!</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/free-traditional-thanksgiving-dinner-offered-needy-and-lonely-oakfield-area/45576#comments announcements Oakfield thanksgiving Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:18:30 +0000 Billie Owens 45576 at http://thebatavian.com Second annual 'Run for the ACORNS' was a big success with more than 200 participants http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/second-annual-run-acorns-was-big-success-more-200-participants/45493 <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>The second annual &ldquo;Run for the ACORNS&rdquo; 10K Run and 5K Trail Run/Walk was held at the Genesee County Park &amp; Forest in East Bethany on Oct. 12th. Proceeds will be used to benefit Genesee County&#39;s parks.</p> <p>The weather was perfect for a run on a frosty autumn morning. More than 200 registered to participate in the event. Race organizer Julia Garver said, &ldquo;Participants were very pleased with the course. It is challenging and highlights the natural beauty of the park.&rdquo;</p> <p>The events started and finished at Area B at the park. The course wound through the park on trails which featured hills, ponds, forests and Black Creek. A dozen environmental education signs entertained runners and walkers as they passed by some noteworthy park features. First-time participant John Kirkwood, who ran in the 10K, said, &ldquo;The course was great. I will invite friends to run the race next year.&rdquo; The sun (and a fire in the fireplace at the park pavilion) warmed runners and volunteers when the race was over as they all enjoyed yogurt provided by Muller Quaker Dairy and Alpina and apples from Roanoke Apple Farm.</p> <p>Congratulations to all the winners in the race. The overall top finishers in the 10K Run were <strong>Chad Minuto</strong>, of Batavia (43:00) and <strong>Kimberly Mills</strong>, of Basom (43:02). In the 5K Run the top male finisher was <strong>Calvin Patten</strong>, of Alexander (18:53) and the top female was <strong>Casey Arnold</strong>, of Alden (27:26). Each winner received a wooden medallion with the race logo and race category burned into the wood. Brothers-All-Natural sponsored the awards. Winners of the 10K race received a $50 gift certificate from Dick&#39;s Sporting Goods, and winners of the 5K race received a jacket from the Bank of Castile.</p> <p>Many thanks to the major sponsors of the race: Awards sponsor -- Brothers-All-Natural; and the Corporate sponsors -- Attica Auto and Hardware, Bank of Castile, Conservation Connects, Fastenal and D&amp;D Logging.</p> <p>Also thanks to the volunteers who helped to make this an amazing event, especially members of ACORNS, the USN Sea Cadets and Bethany Volunteer Fire Department. Special thanks also go out to our other sponsors, all of whom helped make the Run for the ACORNS a great success!</p> <p>For more information and full race results please go to: <a href="https://runfortheacorns.shutterfly.com/" title="https://runfortheacorns.shutterfly.com/">https://runfortheacorns.shutterfly.com/</a></p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/second-annual-run-acorns-was-big-success-more-200-participants/45493#comments announcements ACORNS Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:06:46 +0000 Billie Owens 45493 at http://thebatavian.com William Zipfel of the GC Sheriff's Office attended continuing education conference in Saratoga http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/william-zipfel-gc-sheriffs-office-attended-continuing-education-conference-saratoga/453 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/2061/2014-4/genesee_zipfel.jpg" /></p> <p>Photo (from left): Saratoga County Sheriff Mike Zurlo, NYSSA President and Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss, <strong>William Zipfel</strong> of Genesee County, Warren County Sheriff Bud York, and Rockland County Sheriff Lou Falco.</p> <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p><strong>William Zipfel</strong> of the Genesee County Sheriff&#39;s Office was among more than 100 county jail administrators from 55 county sheriff&#39;s offices who attended the Jail Administrators&#39; Continuing Education Conference in Saratoga Springs in October.</p> <p>Nationally known corrections consultant Carrie Hill, esq., of Criminal Justice Consulting, LLC, was a featured speaker at the conference, presenting an extended update on legal issues facing corrections facilities.</p> <p>New York State Sheriffs&#39; Association (NYSSA) President and Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss presented certificates at the close of the conference along with Saratoga County Sheriff Mike Zurlo, Warren County Sheriff Bud York, and Rockland County Sheriff Lou Falco. The conference is part of a training series offered each year by the New York State Sheriffs&#39; Association.</p> <p>NYSSA is a not-for-profit corporation, formed in 1934 to assist sheriffs in the efficient and effective delivery of services to the public. It comprises all of the elected and appointed sheriffs of New York State. Visit <font color="#0000FF">www.nysheriffs.org</font></p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/william-zipfel-gc-sheriffs-office-attended-continuing-education-conference-saratoga/453#comments announcements gc sheriff's office william zipfel Mon, 03 Nov 2014 20:04:00 +0000 Billie Owens 45364 at http://thebatavian.com Christmas trees for sale from Elba Betterment Committee http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/christmas-trees-sale-elba-betterment-committee/45361 <p>The Elba Betterment Committee announces that Christmas trees go on sale from now until Nov. 25th and cost $30. Order forms available at Chap&#39;s Elba Diner.</p> <p>Also, the second annual Christmas in the Park, a lighted tree celebration representing area families, businesses, churches, etc. will take place starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Village Park.</p> <p>There will be a ceremony and Christmas sing along with Santa, refreshments and fun!</p> <p>Contact Joanne Soules 409-3183 for more information.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/christmas-trees-sale-elba-betterment-committee/45361#comments announcements elba Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:45:51 +0000 Billie Owens 45361 at http://thebatavian.com Creativity Session with James Burns of Display Development at Richmond library http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/creativity-session-james-burns-display-development-richmond-library/45359 <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>At its core being a maker, means you like to create. To create you need to be creative. We are all creative beings from birth. As we age, creativity is sometimes lost to pressures, schooling or jobs that need us to be purposeful, to complete tasks, and not be creative.</p> <p>Rediscover your creativity by learning how to switch from your purposeful mode to your creative mode, and back again. This one hour seminar will have activities and real world examples of innovation and creativity for art, science, and business.</p> <p>Join us at the Richmond Memorial Library Saturday, Nov. 8th at 1 p.m. for a Creativity Session led by James Burns of Display Development. This session is perfect for teens and adults. <u><strong><em>Registration is recommended</em></strong></u>; call 343-9550 or online through the library Web site at <a href="http://www.batavialibrary.org" title="www.batavialibrary.org">www.batavialibrary.org</a></p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/creativity-session-james-burns-display-development-richmond-library/45359#comments announcements richmond library Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:36:15 +0000 Billie Owens 45359 at http://thebatavian.com Winners announced for city fire's second annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/winners-announced-city-fires-second-annual-fire-prevention-poster-contest/45329 <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>The City of Batavia Fire Department along with the City of Batavia Fire Fighters Union &ndash; IAFF Local 896 is proud to announce the winners of our Second Annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest. We would like to thank all of the students who participated in this year&rsquo;s Fire Prevention Week poster contest.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <b><u>Group 1:</u></b><br /> First Place&nbsp; - &nbsp; <strong>Kaitlyn Bartz</strong>&nbsp; &ldquo;Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jackson Primary School<br /> 1st Grade<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Second Place&nbsp; -&nbsp; <strong>Anthony Kopper</strong> &ldquo;Working Smoke Alarms save Lives&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; John Kennedy School<br /> 2nd Grade<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Third Place&nbsp; -&nbsp; <strong>Emmeline Bateman</strong> &ldquo;Go to Your Outside Meeting Place&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jackson Primary School<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1st Grade</p> <p><b><u>Group 2:</u></b><br /> First Place&nbsp; - &nbsp; <strong>Violet March</strong> &ldquo;Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; St. Joseph&#39;s School<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3rd Grade<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Second Place&nbsp; -&nbsp; <strong>Katelyn Kowalski</strong> &ldquo;Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; St. Joseph&#39;s School<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3rd Grade<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Third Place&nbsp; -&nbsp; <strong>Kaitlyn Landers</strong> &ldquo;Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; St. Joseph&#39;s School<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3rd Grade<br /> <b><u>Group 3:</u></b><br /> First Place&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Sophie Fulton</strong> &ldquo;Smoke Alarms Matter&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Batavia Middle School<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5th Grade<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Second Place&nbsp; -&nbsp; <strong>Alyssa Koladzinski</strong>&nbsp; &ldquo;Check Your Smoke Alarm Every Month&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Batavia Middle School<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 5th Grade<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Third Place&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Amber Fitzsimmons</strong> &ldquo;Fire Alarms Save Lives&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Batavia Middle School<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5th Grade<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The 1st Place winner of each group will receive a ride to school on a City Fire Engine. A luncheon will be on held Saturday, Nov. 1st from 11 a.m. &ndash; 12:30 p.m. at the Fire Station on Evans Street for all 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Congratulations to all of the student winners!</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/winners-announced-city-fires-second-annual-fire-prevention-poster-contest/45329#comments announcements batavia Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:53:14 +0000 Billie Owens 45329 at http://thebatavian.com Ramparts Homecoming is Saturday at Faletti, theme is 'Pink in the Rink' in support of cancer aid http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/ramparts-homecoming-saturday-faletti-theme-pink-rink-support-cancer-aid/45290 <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>This Saturday, Nov. 1, is Homecoming for the Batavia Ramparts Youth Hockey Association. The theme of this year&rsquo;s event is &ldquo;Pink the Rink.&rdquo; Special festivities start at 9 a.m.</p> <p>Games start at 10 and our State qualifying Midget 16U team plays at 8 p.m. against Rochester Youth for 1st place in the division.</p> <p>According to the Genesee Amateur Hockey Association, (GAHA) parent organization of the Batavia Ramparts, all of the Batavia Ramparts youth hockey teams playing home games will be showcased. Games will be played at all levels all day long so please join us at Faletti Ice Arena, 22 Evans St., Batavia for some great hockey.</p> <p>There will be basket raffles and a photo booth for all to partake in. Each team can make a &ldquo;team&rdquo; poster and it is a fun day for the players to show the community how much they love their sport.</p> <p>As part of our theme &ndash; &ldquo;Pink the Rink&rdquo; &ndash; each team is encouraged to wear pink, along with their families and fans. GAHA will be having two special fundraisers, selling pink items, to benefit <strong>Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc</strong>. It&#39;s a community-based, volunteer organization dedicated to assisting cancer patients and their families. They strive to improve the quality of life while helping to diminish suffering through their services and financial support. Genesee Cancer Assistance provides services to residents of Genesee County with any type of cancer. &nbsp;All monies raised stay in Genesee County.</p> <p>GAHA is a local organization that depends on the local community. In that light, we want to set the example to our players of &ldquo;giving back.&rdquo; Our organization doesn&rsquo;t exist without the support of the community and it&rsquo;s families so we want to show the importance of giving back and raising funds for a local volunteer organization.</p> <p>GAHA has been providing the youth of our communities an opportunity to play hockey for more than 35 years. With teams at all levels -- Empire, WNY and MOHL, along with a beginners program -- we offer something for every age child who wants to play. Don&rsquo;t go through life without goals &ndash; play hockey!</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/ramparts-homecoming-saturday-faletti-theme-pink-rink-support-cancer-aid/45290#comments announcements Batavia Ramparts GAHA sports Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:43:14 +0000 Billie Owens 45290 at http://thebatavian.com Fall Open House at GCC is Nov. 11 http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fall-open-house-gcc-nov-11/45233 <p>An Academic Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. &ndash; noon at the main campus of Genesee Community College in Batavia. Those interested in attending are encouraged to pre-register at <a href="http://www.genesee.edu/OpenHouse" title="www.genesee.edu/OpenHouse">www.genesee.edu/OpenHouse</a> or by calling 866-CALL-GCC.</p> <p>Representatives from nearly every academic major will be on hand to speak with students, parents and other family members during an Academic Fair from 9 to 10 a.m. GCC offers more than 60 academic programs of study in a wide variety of career fields from business to teacher education, criminal justice to creative arts, including a brand new degree in Food Processing Technology.</p> <p>After the Academic Fair, visitors will have a chance to hear a short presentation about Financial Aid, and representatives from numerous student service groups and clubs will have their tabletop displays setup in the hallway of the Conable Technology Building. Among the groups ready to share information and answer questions will be Admissions, Online Learning, Transfer Services, Career Center, College Village-GCC&#39;s residential living community, Student Activities, Athletics, Center for Academic Progress, Counseling Services and the Cheer/Dance Team. Students and parents can get answers to all their questions and enjoy a full campus and College Village tour.</p> <p>Genesee Community College works to provide convenient learning options for students of all ages. Students can take classes at the main campus in Batavia or at one of our six campus center locations in the four-county GLOW (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming) region. In addition, GCC has a robust online program with many degrees and courses offered fully online or in a hybrid format.</p> <p>For a complete listing of GCC&#39;s Spring 2015 course schedule featuring hundreds of courses, go to <a href="http://www.genesee.edu/courses/schedule/" title="http://www.genesee.edu/courses/schedule/">http://www.genesee.edu/courses/schedule/</a></p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fall-open-house-gcc-nov-11/45233#comments announcements Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:42:47 +0000 Billie Owens 45233 at http://thebatavian.com Fall Open House at GCC http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fall-open-house-gcc/45231 <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>Mark your calendars and don&#39;t miss a chance to see everything Genesee Community College has to offer. An Academic Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. &ndash; noon at the main campus in Batavia. Those interested in attending are encouraged to pre-register at <a href="http://www.genesee.edu/OpenHouse" title="www.genesee.edu/OpenHouse">www.genesee.edu/OpenHouse</a> or by calling 866-CALL-GCC.</p> <p>Come with questions ready. Representatives from nearly every academic major will be on hand to speak with students, parents and other family members during an Academic Fair from 9 to10 a.m. GCC offers more than 60 academic programs of study in a wide variety of career fields from business to teacher education, criminal justice to creative arts, including a brand new degree in Food Processing Technology.</p> <p>After the Academic Fair, visitors will have a chance to hear a short presentation about Financial Aid, and representatives from numerous student service groups and clubs will have their tabletop displays setup in the hallway of the Conable Technology Building. Among the groups ready to share information and answer questions will be Admissions, Online Learning, Transfer Services, Career Center, College Village-GCC&#39;s residential living community, Student Activities, Athletics, Center for Academic Progress, Counseling Services and the Cheer/Dance Team. Students and parents can get answers to all their questions and enjoy a full campus and College Village tour.</p> <p>Genesee Community College works to provide convenient learning options for students of all ages. Students can take classes at the main campus in Batavia or at one of our six campus center locations in the four-county GLOW (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming) region. In addition, GCC has a robust online program with many degrees and courses offered fully online or in a hybrid format.</p> <p>For a complete listing of GCC&#39;s Spring 2015 course schedule featuring hundreds of courses, go to <a href="http://www.genesee.edu/courses/schedule/" title="http://www.genesee.edu/courses/schedule/">http://www.genesee.edu/courses/schedule/</a></p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fall-open-house-gcc/45231#comments announcements Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:30:23 +0000 Billie Owens 45231 at http://thebatavian.com The WNY Tech Academy to host Fall Informational Nights http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/wny-tech-academy-host-fall-informational-nights/45226 <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>The staff of the WNY Tech Academy, the new six-year regional high school will be hosting three informational sessions during the first week of November.</p> <p>The WNY Tech Academy is a six-year Early College High School, supporting students, grades 9-14. We serve 13 school districts in the Genesee, Livingston, and Wyoming county area and are funded through a New York State Pathways to Technology Grant.</p> <p>The Academy&rsquo;s curriculum places a strong emphasis on both STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills and essential &ldquo;soft-skills,&rdquo; with the goal of preparing students for high-skill, financially stable careers in growth industries.</p> <p>Students attending the WNY Tech Academy will complete all necessary coursework for a New York State Regents Diploma as well as earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Accounting, Supply Chain Management or Food Processing Technology through Genesee Community College &ndash; <em><u><strong>all at no cost</strong></u></em>.</p> <p>These sessions will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 4<sup>th</sup>, 5<sup>th</sup>, and 6<sup>th</sup> at Perry Middle School, Batavia Middle School, and Caledonia-Mumford Middle School, respectively. For more information on the WNY Tech Academy please visit wnytechacademy.org.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/wny-tech-academy-host-fall-informational-nights/45226#comments announcements WNY Tech Academy Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:30:36 +0000 Billie Owens 45226 at http://thebatavian.com UMMC honors longtime employees at annual dinner http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/ummc-honors-longtime-employees-annual-dinner/45172 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/ummc40yearempoct20214.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p class="rteindent1">United Memorial Medical Center honored the years of service of more than 70 employees at its annual recognition dinner on Oct. 1st at Terry Hills Restaurant in Batavia. Employees were recognized for their years of employment at five-year milestones.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Shirlene Edwards CNA, 2nd Floor Medical/Telemetry Unit; Anna Green RNFA, Surgery; and Patricia Young, Medical Records achieved the 45-year milestone. Patricia Cable RN, Health Educator with Healthy Living was honored for 40 years of dedicated service. Celebrating 35 years were Christine Hall RN, Pre/Post Surgery; Gwendolyn Seweryniak RN, Surgery; Joann Matla and Harold Mitchell of the Laboratory Department.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Honored for 30 years of service included Thomas Finn, RN Quality Assurance; Kathleen Heywood RN, 2nd Floor Medical/Telemetry Unit; Kathleen Porter RN, Pre/Post Surgery; and Deborah Taylor RN, Emergency Department.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Achieving 25 years were Darcia Barone CNA, and Stacy Culver Pre/Post Surgery; Rosanna Butler RN, 3rd Floor Medical/Surgical Unit; Laurel Carney and Darla Dawson-Decker of Radiology; Mary Ells, Switchboard; Sheri Ferris and Renee Long from Food Service, Jean Hutchinson, Medical Records; and Marylou Townsend RN, Hope Haven.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Those celebrating 20 years of service include Patricia Brunner, Food Service; Sonja Gonyea, Human Resources; Michelle Maniace NP, Corporate Health; Lori Schultz, Patient Accounting; Kathlyn Williams, Hope Haven; Charyl Wood, Radiology; and Diane Ziemba RN, 2nd Floor Medical/Telemetry Unit.</p> <p class="rteindent1">There were 50 employees who received recognition for five, 10 and 15 years of service. Each employee received dinner for themselves and a guest, flowers and a gift certificate. Employees with 25 years or more of service were honored individually by their manager and senior leader with a presentation highlighting their contributions.</p> <p class="rteindent1">United Memorial is the largest private employer in Genesee County with approximately 800 employees and an annual payroll and benefit expenditure that exceeded $43.5 million in 2013.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/ummc-honors-longtime-employees-annual-dinner/45172#comments announcements business UMMC Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:34:18 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45172 at http://thebatavian.com 'Fall for Le Roy' to debut on Main Street in the Village - Food, shopping, live music, and more http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fall-le-roy-debut-main-street-village-food-shopping-live-music-and-more/45146 <p>The premiere Fall for Le Roy will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, on Main Street in Downtown Le Roy.</p> <p>All are welcome for a night out shopping, food and live entertainment, brought to you by local Main Street businesses. Explore what Le Roy has to offer with a variety of open houses and demonstrations -- such as a barn quilt demo.</p> <p>Find the event on Facebook: <font color="#0000FF"><u><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/658568870924478/">https://www.facebook.com/events/658568870924478/</a></u></font><br /> Contact Jim DeLooze for more information: (585) 768-2402.</p> <p>Participants include:</p> <ul> <li> Le Roy Historical Society</li> <li> Bank of Castile &amp; Tompkins Insurance</li> <li> Hobby Horse</li> <li> Picture This Photography</li> <li> Main Street Fitness</li> <li> Le Roy Hardware</li> <li> Durable Medical Equipment &amp; Supplies</li> <li> 58 on Main</li> <li> Curves</li> <li> Le Roy Athletic Club</li> <li> Nancy Crocker</li> <li> Stella&#39;s Bridal Boutiquw</li> <li> Village Fitness</li> <li> McDonald&#39;s</li> <li> Baristas at 58 on Main</li> </ul> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/fall-le-roy-debut-main-street-village-food-shopping-live-music-and-more/45146#comments announcements Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:03:11 +0000 Billie Owens 45146 at http://thebatavian.com City's GOP Fall Fundraiser was a success, Republicans urged to get involved http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/citys-gop-fall-fundraiser-was-success-republicans-urged-get-involved/45113 <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>The City of Batavia Republican Committee held its annual Fall Fundraiser at Terry Hills on Tuesday Oct. 14.</p> <p>Chairman Bob Bialkowski opened the event and made the introductions.</p> <p>The event was well attended with Congressman Collins, Senator Razenhofer, Assemblyman Hawley, Legislators Cianfrini and Clattenburg and the six city Republican Councilmen.</p> <p>Congressman Collins gave an update on the present state of affairs in Washington. Assemblyman Hawley spoke about activities and legislation in Albany.</p> <p>There was a raffle with many prizes given away.</p> <p>Any Republicans interested in serving on the committee or running for office please contact Chairman Bialkowski at <a href="mailto:bbwski@yahoo.com">bbwski@yahoo.com</a> or Tel: 343-4471.</p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/citys-gop-fall-fundraiser-was-success-republicans-urged-get-involved/45113#comments announcements GOP politics Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:01:15 +0000 Billie Owens 45113 at http://thebatavian.com November is National Novel and Nonfiction Writing Month, free GCC class offered Mondays http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/november-national-novel-and-nonfiction-writing-month-free-gcc-class-offered-mondays/450 <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>Join us at Genesee Community College every Monday afternoon in November for National Novel Writing Month and National Nonfiction Writing Month.</p> <p>Those interested in honing there skills will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. on 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, and 11/24 in room B256 at the Batavia Campus, located at One College Road.</p> <p>For more information, go to nanowrimo.org or contact:<br /> JoNelle Toriseva, instructor of English<br /> Office: B255<br /> Humanities<br /> Phone: 343-0055, ext. 6627, e-mail <a href="mailto:jrtoriseva@genesee.edu">jrtoriseva@genesee.edu</a></p> http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/november-national-novel-and-nonfiction-writing-month-free-gcc-class-offered-mondays/450#comments announcements GCC Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:44:43 +0000 Billie Owens 45091 at http://thebatavian.com