en UMMC honors long-time employees at annual dinner <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-4/ummc40yearempoct20214.jpg" /></p> <p>Press release:</p> <p class="rteindent1">United Memorial Medical Center honored the years of service of more than 70 employees at its annual recognition dinner on October 1st, at Terry Hills Restaurant in Batavia. Employees were recognized for their years of employment at 5-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 5, 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> announcements business UMMC Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:34:18 +0000 Howard B. Owens 45172 at 'Fall for Le Roy' to debut on Main Street in the Village - Food, shopping, live music, and more <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=""></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> announcements Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:03:11 +0000 Billie Owens 45146 at City's GOP Fall Fundraiser was a success, Republicans urged to get involved <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=""></a> or Tel: 343-4471.</p> announcements GOP politics Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:01:15 +0000 Billie Owens 45113 at November is National Novel and Nonfiction Writing Month, free GCC class offered Mondays <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 or contact:<br /> JoNelle Toriseva, instructor of English<br /> Office: B255<br /> Humanities<br /> Phone: 343-0055, ext. 6627, e-mail <a href=""></a></p> announcements GCC Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:44:43 +0000 Billie Owens 45091 at BHS seniors will be busy Wednesday making a difference in the community <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>Tomorrow, Oct. 15th, is the 16th Annual Make a Difference Day. Batavia High School seniors (Class of 2015) will be among those throughout the area volunteering their time at local nonprofit agencies. Their participation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.</p> <p>There many ways to contribute, among them are:</p> <ul> <li> Habitat for Humanity (2 McKinley Ave.) -- assisting with the construction of the new home site;</li> <li> Batavia Business Improvement District -- cleaning up the streets of Downtown;</li> <li> Genesee County Nursing Home -- running carnival games for the nursing home residents;</li> <li> Batavia ABCD -- raking leaves and other outdoor work, then working in the classrooms with children;</li> <li> NYS Veterans Home -- socializing with residents and participating in entertainment.</li> </ul> announcements BHS Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:28:45 +0000 Billie Owens 45089 at Bergen Business and Civic Recognition Dinner is Nov. 1, deadline to buy tickets is Oct. 24 <p>The Bergen Business and Civic Association Recognition Dinner is Saturday, Nov. 1, at Bohn&#39;s restaurant in the Town of Batavia.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s honorees are Barry Miller, Jim Pascarella, Ken Milner, Alyson Tardy, Fred and Eunice Ely, Triple-O Mechanical and Bergen C Store.</p> <p>The restaurant is located at 5256 Clinton St. Road. There will be a cash bar starting at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. You may contact Michele Smith (Bergen town clerk) at 494-1121 or Maria Rowland at 721-7721 for tickets.</p> <p>There are a limited number of tickets<font color="#1F497D">; </font>please purchase by Oct. 24th.</p> announcements bergen business Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:02:22 +0000 Billie Owens 45051 at GCC's Global Education Committee plans series of events about Brazil <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>From the 2014 FIFA World Cup to the 2016 Summer Olympics, the first ever to be held in South America, Brazil has become accustomed to the limelight. The local community will have a chance to learn more about the world&#39;s fifth largest country through a series of events planned this academic year at Genesee Community College by the College&#39;s Global Education Committee.</p> <p>&quot;We selected Brazil because our students will be hearing a lot about Brazil. We have students from Brazil. It&#39;s a beautiful country and an important player in the global economy,&quot; said Committee Member Nina Mortellaro.</p> <p>Events begin with a lecture by GCC History Professor Charles Scruggs. &quot;Brazil: Beyond Supermodels, Samba and Soccer&quot; is set for Tuesday, Oct. 14, 12:30-2 p.m. in Room T102 of the Conable Technology Building on GCC&#39;s Batavia campus. The event is FREE and open to the public.</p> <p>&quot;In the past decade we have witnessed a surge in the global stature of Brazil,&quot; Scruggs said. &quot;What accounts for this stunning transformation? What challenges linger as the world&#39;s fifth largest country attempts to carve out a new role for itself in the 21st Century?&quot;</p> <p>Scruggs will explore these questions and more, drawing on a range of historical, sociological, economic and political research.</p> <p>On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Global Education Committee presents Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble from SUNY Brockport. With choreography expressing elements of both African and Brazilian culture, Sankofa brings essences of the past into the present. The members represent the rich cultural heritage of Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas and Africa.</p> <p>Sankofa will perform from 12:30 &ndash; 2 p.m. in the Forum on the GCC Batavia Campus. Light refreshments will be served.</p> <p>The Committee is also planning an authentic Carnaval da Brazil to be held in February. The event will include arts, music, food tastings and more including a demonstration of <em>capoeira</em> (pronounced <em>kap-way-ra</em>), a Brazilian martial art combining dance, acrobatics and music. Students from Academia com Express&atilde;o of Rochester will show their skill.</p> <p>In addition, GCC Faculty will present an &quot;Experience Brazil&quot; travel log in March, sharing their personal insights from visits to the country.</p> announcements brazil GCC Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:31:42 +0000 Billie Owens 45002 at Comment period for Genesee County Sanitary Code open <p>Public Notice:</p> <p align="center"><strong>GENESEE COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>LEGAL NOTICE</strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT</strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>PLEASE TAKE NOTICE</strong> that the Genesee County Board of Health has opened a thirty (30) day comment period on its proposed revisions to the Genesee County Sanitary Code.&nbsp; The public comment period concludes October 31, 2014.&nbsp; A copy of the proposed revised Genesee County Sanitary Code can be reviewed during normal business hours at the office of the Genesee County Health Department or at the Department&rsquo;s website (<a href=",">,</a>).&nbsp; Comments can be submitted electronically to <a href=""></a> &nbsp;or by mail to:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Attn:&nbsp; Code Comments</p> <p>Genesee County Health Department</p> <p>3837 West Main St. Rd.</p> <p>Batavia, NY 14020</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Board of Health will not hold any public hearings during the comment period.&nbsp; Upon completion of the comment period, the Board of Health will review the submitted comments prior to taking final action.&nbsp; It is contemplated that final action will be taken at the Board&rsquo;s November 2014 meeting.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Genesee County Board of Health</p> <p>Alan Barcomb, MD, President &nbsp;</p> announcements Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:21:51 +0000 Howard B. Owens 44932 at Beginner's class for homeschool youth in American Sign Language <p>Independent Living is offering a free beginner&#39;s class of American Sign Language in an eight-week session for youth ages 5-15 years old.</p> <p>The instructor has more than 20 years of experience teaching people of all ages to learn how to sign. This class is geared to homeschool families; siblings of all ages are welcome.</p> <p>It will be held at 113 Main St., Batavia, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday from Oct. 1st to Nov. 19. <u>The class is free of charge but there is a required book and it costs $10</u>. (Assistance is available to eligible families.)</p> <p><u><em><strong>Pre-registration is required.</strong></em></u> Please contact Donna Becker at 815-8501, ext. 411, or e-mail at <font color="#0000FF"><u><a href=""></a></u></font> to enroll.</p> announcements batavia Independent Living Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:48:56 +0000 Billie Owens 44718 at Gordon L. Dibble of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office attends statewide training program <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/2061/2014-4/dibble_genesee.jpg" /></p> <p>Upon completion of the Law Enforcement Division Supervisors Training Program, Gordon L. Dibble of the Genesee County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office, left, receives certificate from Chris Moss, president of the New York State Sheriffs&rsquo; Association and Sheriff of Chemung County Sheriff.</p> <p>Forty-five law enforcement supervisors from 30 sheriff&rsquo;s offices around the state attended the 17th annual Law Enforcement Division Supervisor&rsquo;s Continuing Education Program at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs last week.</p> <p>As the chief officer in the sheriff&rsquo;s road patrol division, law enforcement supervisors are responsible for criminal and traffic law enforcement, sex offender management, investigations, and administrative matters for their divisions.</p> <p>The three-day program, sponsored and organized by the New York State Sheriffs&rsquo; Association and the New York State Sheriffs&#39; Institute, provides participants with training in the latest advances in law enforcement.</p> <p>Sessions included: an ICE review and update by Dennis Rau from the NYS Division of Homeland Security; a case study of how to handle a criminal case in the national spotlight by St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells; a review of New York&rsquo;s Crime Statistics by NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services Executive Deputy Commissioner Michael Green; and a case study of the shooting of Johnson City Police Officer David Smith by Broome County Undersheriff Alex Minor.</p> <p>The New York State Sheriffs&rsquo; Association, Inc., 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.</p> <p>Visit <a href=""></a></p> <p>The New York State Sheriffs&rsquo; Association Institute, Inc., was established in 1979. The mission of the Institute is to assist the office of the sheriff in advancing education in the criminal justice community, preventing juvenile delinquency, developing lawful and productive citizens, and supporting victims of crime and their families.</p> <p>Visit <a href=""></a></p> announcements gc sheriff's office gordon dibble Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:01:19 +0000 Billie Owens 44703 at Seventh annual Alpaca Country Trail -- a free day trip for family fun <p>Northwoods Alpacas, located at 6499 North Lake Road in Bergen, is one of four area alpaca farms participating in the seventh annual Alpaca Country Trail on Sept. 27 and 28.</p> <p>It is the only participant in Genesee County.</p> <p>Rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you are welcome to visit these farms located along a 30-mile route.</p> <p>This free event is part of National Alpaca Farm Days.</p> <p>Bring your family on a fun and educational day trip. Start at any participating farm and have the opportunity to see, feel and feed some beautiful alpacas and learn more about why they are bred. Experience spinning and fiber-crafting demos, buy one-of-a-kind heirloom quality alpaca products and enjoy some wholesome, family friendly fun.</p> <p>As you travel from farm-to-farm, be sure to get your souvenir booklet stamped. When you reach the last farm, show them the completed booklet to receive a ticket for an alpaca product raffle, with an approximate retail value of $200.</p> <p>The other participants are:</p> <p>Genna-rations Farm, 1536 W. Kendall Road, Kendall</p> <p>Stoney Meadows Alpacas, 16038 Glidden Road, Holley</p> <p>SanGer-La Alpacas, 2845 Colby St., Brockport</p> <p>For more information visit <a href=""></a></p><div class="field datetime field-event-date-time"> <h3 class="label">Event Date and Time</h3> <div class="item odd"><span class="date-display-start">September 27, 2014 - 10:00am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">September 28, 2014 - 5:00pm</span></div> </div> announcements alpacas events Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:40:03 +0000 Billie Owens 44678 at Muller Quaker Dairy and local Edward Jones office support Salvation Army Food Drive <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>Muller Quaker Dairy and the local Edward Jones branch office support this year&#39;s Salvation Army Food Drive.</p> <p>Local residents and businesses may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in items to the Edward Jones branch office during regular business hours from Oct. 1 to Nov. 21.</p> <p>Items needed for the food drive include: Canned fruits and vegetables, beans, instant potatoes, soups, canned meats, speghetti sauce, cereal, pasta and rice.</p> <p>Proceeds from the drive will benefit the Batavia Salvation Army serving Genesee County.</p> announcements business Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:46:12 +0000 Billie Owens 44669 at Third annual 'You are My Sunshine' fundraiser in memory of Azriel Butler is Oct. 18 <p>The third annual &quot;You are My Sunshine&quot; fundraiser in memory of Azriel Butler will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Le Roy American Legion Hall. Money raised will be donated to Sunshine Nursery School in Le Roy and to sponsor a student at Fusion Dane Center.</p> <p>There will be a 5K Run/Walk for $25. If you register before Oct. 6 you will get a T-shirt. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at the Legion Hall. Pre-registration is available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Le Roy Farmers Market or by contacting these individuals:</p> <p>Kelly Stalica -- 409-8400</p> <p>Katie Norstrand -- 409-7313</p> <p>Sarah Bell -- 813-1281</p> <p>The event will also feature:</p> <ul> <li> Free kids activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.</li> <li> Chicken BBQ &amp; Pulled Pork from 12:30 p.m. until sold out ($9 pre-sale / day of $10)</li> <li> Bounce House</li> <li> Face Painting</li> <li> Popcorn</li> <li> Chinese Acution</li> <li> 50/50s</li> <li> Deejay Jimmy B</li> </ul> announcements Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:08:39 +0000 Billie Owens 44657 at Salvation Army hosts Community Safety Fair at its headquarters <p>The Salvation Army is hosting a Community Safety Fair at its headquarters, located at 529 E. Main St., Batavia, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20.</p> <p>There will be food and beverages.</p> <p>Participants will include:</p> <p>GCASA</p> <p>NY State Troopers</p> <p>UMTOO</p> <p>Batavia City Police Department</p> <p>Genesee County Health Department</p> <p>Shred-It&nbsp;&nbsp; (Up to 5 boxes of paper stuff per person can be brought for shredding at no cost.)</p> <p>Genesee County Sheriff&#39;s Office</p> <p>Batavia Fire Department</p> <p>Batavia Senior Center</p> <p>Genesee County Animal Shelter</p> announcements Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:40:15 +0000 Billie Owens 44610 at Martial arts school holding free anti-bullying program Sept. 19 <p>Refuse 2 Lose Martial Arts school has joined forces with a worldwide anti-bullying program called Hyper Bully Defense. The goal of this program is to reach a million youth and spread the anti-bullying message.</p> <p>The school is holding an anti-bullying seminar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19th. The event is free to the public and open to anyone who would like to attend.</p> <p>Refuse 2 Lose Martial Arts<br /> 214 East Main St., Suite 7<br /> Batavia</p> <p>344-4414</p> announcements Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:30:52 +0000 Billie Owens 44597 at