http://thebatavian.com/taxonomy/term/21/ en Sponsored Post: Think Spring! Visit the Home Show on Friday, March 27th - Sunday, March 29. http://thebatavian.com/lisa-ace/sponsored-post-think-spring-visit-home-show-friday-march-27th-sunday-march-29/47052 <p><a href="http://www.geneseeny.com" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/files/users/7438/2015-2/homeshowsp2015.png" /></a></p> <div> It&rsquo;s been a long cold winter and now it&rsquo;s time to &ldquo;think spring.&rdquo; And there&rsquo;s no way better way to beat those long winter blues than by attending the second annual Genesee County Chamber of Commerce Home Show. The Home Show will be held at Falleti Ice Arena in Batavia Friday through Sunday, March 27-29.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Here&rsquo;s your chance to talk face to face with more than 60 area businesses attending this year&rsquo;s Home Show for help with your home ideas and projects. And while you&rsquo;re there, make sure you register for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate from the Home Show vendor business of your choice. The winner will be drawn at the conclusion of the Home Show and you do not need to be present to win.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce Home Show will be open Friday, March 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. And if you&rsquo;re hungry, the concessions are being run by Alex&rsquo;s Place, so you know the food will be excellent!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Admission is only $3 per person and children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is free at the Falleti Ice Arena. Coupons good for $1 off all admissions are available at the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce office, 210 E. Main St., Batavia, or at any of the participating businesses. For a complete list of participating businesses go to <a href="http://www.geneseeny.com/homeshow" target="_blank">www.geneseeny.com/homeshow</a>. For more information, call the Chamber office at <strong>343-7440</strong>.</div> http://thebatavian.com/lisa-ace/sponsored-post-think-spring-visit-home-show-friday-march-27th-sunday-march-29/47052#comments batavia advertisement genesee county chamber of commerce Home Show ny Sponsored Post Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:00:00 +0000 Lisa Ace 47052 at http://thebatavian.com Batavia Muckdogs 'Hit the Books' with summer reading program http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/batavia-muckdogs-hit-books-summer-reading-program/47197 <p>Press release:</p> <p class="rteindent1">The Batavia Muckdogs today announced the start of their reading program, designed to promote reading amongst the youth of the local communities. Along with the help of NYs 529 College Savings Program, 2015 will mark the third year of the &ldquo;HIT THE BOOKS with the Batavia Muckdogs&rdquo; reading program.&nbsp;</p> <p class="rteindent1">As part of this program, the Muckdogs have provided various schools and libraries across local counties with customized bookmarks.&nbsp; On the back of these bookmarks, children can have a parent, guardian, teacher, or librarian initial each time they complete a book. When a child completes 10 books, they can redeem the bookmark at the Dwyer Stadium box office for a FREE TICKET to any Sunday-Thursday Batavia Muckdogs&rsquo; game! In addition to the free ticket, the child will also receive a prize courtesy of NYs 529 College Savings Program.&nbsp; If a child reads 20 books, they will be entered into a drawing to win a backpack with school supplies, provided by NYs 529 College Savings Program; along with the opportunity to throw out a first pitch at a Muckdogs game.</p> <p class="rteindent1">In addition to the many participating schools, bookmarks will be made available to children at the following local libraries:</p> <p class="rteindent1">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Richmond Library (Batavia)</p> <p class="rteindent1">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lee-Whedon Memorial Library (Medina)</p> <p class="rteindent1">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Byron-Bergen Public Library</p> <p class="rteindent1">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Haxton Memorial Library (Oakfield)</p> <p class="rteindent1">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hoag Library (Albion)</p> <p class="rteindent1">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pavilion Public Library</p> <p class="rteindent1">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Corfu Free Library</p> <p class="rteindent1">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Woodward Memorial Library (LeRoy)</p> <p class="rteindent1">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Holley Community Free Library</p> <p class="rteindent1">Any questions about the reading program, bookmarks, or redeeming for tickets can be answered by Mike Ewing, at 585-343-5454 x 1005.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/batavia-muckdogs-hit-books-summer-reading-program/47197#comments baseball batavia muckdogs sports Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:54:53 +0000 Howard B. Owens 47197 at http://thebatavian.com Oakfield woman accused of selling Oxycodone http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/oakfield-woman-accused-selling-oxycodone/47196 <p>An Oakfield woman has been arrested by the Local Drug Task Force, accused of dealing Oxycodone in the City of Batavia.</p> <p>Michele L. DiFalco, 26, of Webber Avenue, Oakfield, is charged with three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance 3rd and three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance 3rd.</p> <p>DeFalco allegedly sold Oxycodone to an agent of the task force. She was arrested Thursday at her home.</p> <p>Following arraignment today, DiFalco was committed to the Genesee County Jail.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/oakfield-woman-accused-selling-oxycodone/47196#comments batavia crime Oakfield Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:36:54 +0000 Howard B. Owens 47196 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Two men accused of attempting to hide marijuana from police http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-two-men-accused-attempting-hide-marijuana-police/47191 <p><strong>Brandon James Spurling</strong><span>, 23, of Strouts Road, Elba, is charged with criminal possession of marijuana 5th, criminal solicitation 5th and conspiracy 6th. Co-defendant,&nbsp;</span><strong>Anthony Abraham</strong><span>, 27, of Main Road,&nbsp;</span>Akrong<span>, is charged with conspiracy 5th and criminal possession of marijuana 5th.&nbsp;</span><span>Spruling&nbsp;allegedly asked Abraham to take&nbsp;</span>possession<span>&nbsp;of marijuana&nbsp;and hide it from&nbsp;</span>police<span>, and Abraham allegedly cooperated with Spurling.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>Richard David Flint</strong>, 48, of Fort Hill Avenue, Canandaigua, is charged with falsely reporting an incident 3rd and misapplication of property. Flint allegedly reported a burglary to his residence that did not occur. The property he reported stolen belong to two different rent-to-own stores. He allegedly sold the property without the stores&#39; permission.</p> <p><strong>Katherine Lynn Urf</strong>, 54, of Dellinger Avenue, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny and conspiracy 6th. Also charged, <strong>Joseph Michael Franchi-Platten</strong>, 31, of Dellinger Avenue, Batavia. Urf and&nbsp;<span>Franchi-Platten are accused of working together to steal merchandise from Walmart.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-two-men-accused-attempting-hide-marijuana-police/47191#comments batavia crime elba Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:02:12 +0000 Howard B. Owens 47191 at http://thebatavian.com Notre Dame wins business competition http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/notre-dame-wins-business-competition/47190 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/0325150953a.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p class="rteindent1">Wednesday March 25 was the Virtual Business Trade Fair at Genesee Community College. Nine high schools from the G.L.O.W. region competed with 11 businesses created entirely from scratch by students. At Notre Dame, this year-long project is incorporated into the college credit course Principles of Business or BUS 101 through collaboration with GCC&rsquo;s Accelerated College Enrollment Program (ACE).</p> <p class="rteindent1">This is the first year Notre Dame participated in the event, but that did not stop the eight member team from receiving multiple recognitions at the fair. Their teacher, Lindsay Warner, says the team has shown incredible commitment to the project since it began in September. &ldquo;They have had a contagious enthusiasm for this project that propelled them to a well-deserved victory!&rdquo;</p> <p class="rteindent1">This course is driven by student-centered projects. Each member has developed public speaking, problem-solving, and communication skills. They have learned to work together and value input of others, even if it is different from their own. They have learned that hard work pays in the end and that learning can be valuable and even fun. There are no tests and no quizzes but Drew Morabito, senior and Chief Financial Officer, wants to clear up any confusion, &ldquo;I have never worked harder in any class.&rdquo; Students learn because they want to succeed and suceed they did.&nbsp;</p> <p class="rteindent1">Notre Dame placed in 4 out of 5 judged categories at the trade fair. The Cupcakery- a small bake shop specializing in upscale cupcakes- received First Place for Salesmanship and Number of Transactions. They also placed 2nd for Transaction Dollar Amount and tied with T&amp;T from Pavilion High School for Best Booth Design.</p> <p class="rteindent1">The teams will also be judged on 20+ page Business Plans submitted at the event as well as product catalogs and websites with results expected in the next few weeks.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Notre Dame&rsquo;s Bus 101 class and Cupcakery business owners are: Lindsey Bender- Chief Marketing Officer, Dylan Fix- Financial Executive, Joseph Falkowski III- Human Resource Manager, Chase Hughes- Financial Executive, Drew Morabito- Chief Financial Officer, Caleb Nellis- Human Resource Executive, Taylor Perzia- Chief Executive Officer, and Joseph Zickl- Marketing &amp; Sales Executive.</p> <p class="rteindent1">ND currently offers Economics, Introduction to Careers, Personal Money Management, Accounting 1, and Accounting 101 in addition to Principles of Business. Business-minded students can graduate Notre Dame with 12 college credits, equivalent to 1 semester of college.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Anyone interested in learning more about this program and the other opportunities Notre Dame is providing its students should contact the school or visit during the upcoming Open House, April 19 from 2-4 p.m.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Total # of Deposits:<br /> The Cupcakery&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Notre Dame&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 256<br /> Vision Vacations&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dansville&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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 155<br /> Able Sports&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Elba&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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 114<br /> Oatkan Outdoors&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; LeRoy&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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 114<br /> <br /> Total Amount of Deposits:<br /> Vision Vacations&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dansville&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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $378,009.35<br /> The Cupcakery&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Notre Dame&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $330,624.33<br /> Road Trip&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;&nbsp;&nbsp; Attica&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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $187,953.00<br /> <br /> Booth Design:<br /> The Cupcakery&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Notre Dame&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 770<br /> T &amp; T Services&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pavilion&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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 770<br /> Elite Feet&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;&nbsp;&nbsp; Way-Co&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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 743<br /> Sugar Shack&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Batavia&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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 730<br /> <br /> Salesmanship:<br /> The Cupcakery&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Notre Dame&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 427<br /> T &amp; T Services&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pavilion&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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 407<br /> Vision Vacations&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dansville&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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 395</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/notre-dame-wins-business-competition/47190#comments batavia business education Notre Dame schools Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:42:22 +0000 Howard B. Owens 47190 at http://thebatavian.com Sponsored Post: COMING SOON: BEERTAVIA! http://thebatavian.com/lisa-ace/sponsored-post-coming-soon-beertavia/47176 <p><a href="http://www.downtownbataviany.com/Events/tabid/266/Default.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/files/users/7438/2015-2/beer4.png" /></a></p> <p>Sponsorship space available. For applications and information, contact Laurie Oltramari at 585-344-0900. <strong>Click <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/beertavia-tickets-15295709880?aff=es2&amp;rank=2#" target="_blank">here</a> to purchase your tickets today!</strong></p> http://thebatavian.com/lisa-ace/sponsored-post-coming-soon-beertavia/47176#comments batavia advertisement Beertavia BID ny Sponsored Post Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:30:00 +0000 Lisa Ace 47176 at http://thebatavian.com Batavia wins mock trial tournament http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/batavia-wins-mock-trial-tournament/47179 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/untitled_shoot-5144.jpg" /></p> <p>Batavia beat Notre Dame Wednesday night at the area finals of the mock trials tournament and will move onto the regional finals.</p> <p>Batavia took round 1 55-50 and round 2 60-53.</p> <p>The Region 1 tournament is in Erie County April 17-19.</p> <p>UPDATE: Pictures added from Jim Burns.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/fullsizerender.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/untitled_shoot-5149.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/untitled_shoot-5156.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/untitled_shoot-5177.jpg" /></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/batavia-wins-mock-trial-tournament/47179#comments batavia Batavia HS mock trials Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:04:59 +0000 Howard B. Owens 47179 at http://thebatavian.com Local Kiwanians ready to host annual Easter Egg hunt at Centennial Park http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/local-kiwanians-ready-host-annual-easter-egg-hunt-centennial-park/47177 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/kiwanisbunnymarch262015.jpg" /></p> <p>The Easter Bunny paid a visit to St. Joseph&#39;s on Wednesday&nbsp;so he could invite all the children of Batavia to the annual Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park at 9 a.m., April 4.&nbsp;</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/local-kiwanians-ready-host-annual-easter-egg-hunt-centennial-park/47177#comments batavia Batavia Kiwanis Club Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:43:56 +0000 Howard B. Owens 47177 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Driver arrested on drug charges http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-driver-arrested-drug-charges/47175 <p><strong>Deborah E.&nbsp;</strong><strong>Lamartina</strong>, 34, of Linnet Street, Rochester, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, aggravated unlicensed operation, 1st, DWAI/drugs, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and possession of a controlled substance not in original container.&nbsp;Lamartina&nbsp;was stopped at 3:12 a.m. March 21 on Oak Street, Batavia, by Officer Stephen Cronmiller.</p> <p><strong>Saphan Touch</strong>, 64, of Rochester, is charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol, failure to stop at a stop sign and improper turn/no signal. Touch was stopped by State Police on Route 33, City of Batavia. Touch allegedly failed a field sobriety test. He was processed at the Batavia Barracks and administered a BAC test, which allegedly registered .07.</p> <p><strong>Danny J. Torok Sr.</strong>, 47, of Spencerport, is charged with criminal possession o a weapon, assault and attempted assault. Torok allegedly used a steak knife during an argument in Oakfield with a family member and caused small cuts to the victim. He was jailed on $500 bail.</p> <p><strong>John Allen Thomas</strong>, 50, of State Street, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd. Thomas allegedly spoke to a person he is barred by court order from contacting.</p> <p><strong>Travis L. Bartz Jr.</strong>, 19, of Church Street, Alexander, was arrested on warrants for alleged false personation and endangering the welfare of a child, criminal mischief, 4th, and petit larceny. Bartz allegedly gave a false name to police officers in October. He also allegedly tried to break into a car by breaking a window.</p> <p><strong>Klarissa C. Price</strong>, 37, of 22nd Street, Niagara Falls, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear on an unauthorized use of a vehicle charge. Price was arrested by Niagara County Sheriffs and turned over to Batavia PD. She was jailed on $1,000 bail.</p> <p><strong>Shaqueta</strong><strong> Lashaun Irvin</strong>, 23, of Highland Park, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for allegedly failing to report for weekend jail terms related to a petit larceny conviction. Irvin was located in Family Court and taken into custody and jailed on $5,000 bail.</p> <p><strong>Teshawn</strong><strong> A. Lang-Smith</strong>, 18, of Dellinger Avenue, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to comply with a released under supervision contract. Lang-Smith turned himself in and released under supervision.</p> <p><strong>Kim Marie Mannix</strong>, 46, of Wishing Well Circle, Penfield, is charged with possession of more than 400 untaxed cigarettes. Mannix was stopped at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday on Route 77, Pembroke, by Deputy Patrick Reeves. Mannix allegedly possessed 2,360 untaxed cigarettes.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-driver-arrested-drug-charges/47175#comments batavia alexander crime pembroke Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:25:47 +0000 Howard B. Owens 47175 at http://thebatavian.com Photo: Spring 'snowdrop' http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photo-spring-snowdrop/47173 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/firstspring2015.jpg" /></p> <p>A reader&nbsp;sent in this photo as a &quot;first sign of spring.&quot;</p> <p>She said,&nbsp;&quot;My grandmother called these snowdrops and they were planted when this house was built in 1895, by her mother. They still push up every year and chase away the snow.&quot;</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photo-spring-snowdrop/47173#comments batavia flowers Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:33:39 +0000 Howard B. Owens 47173 at http://thebatavian.com Batavia PD investigating series of larcenies from vehicles on Southside http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/batavia-pd-investigating-series-larcenies-vehicles-southside/47172 <p>Batavia PD is investigating five reported vehicle larcenies that occurred on Southside streets sometime Tuesday night and&nbsp;into Wednesday morning, said Det. Eric Hill.</p> <p>Four of the vehicles were reportedly unsecured and one was locked, though the locked car was not damaged, Hill said.</p> <p>The usual items were stolen, such as clothing, loose change, cigarettes and some credit cards.</p> <p>&quot;We would again like to remind citizens to make sure that their vehicles are secured and ensure that their key fobs are stored in such a way that they don&rsquo;t accidentally unlock their vehicle,&quot; Hill said.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/batavia-pd-investigating-series-larcenies-vehicles-southside/47172#comments batavia crime Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:25:34 +0000 Howard B. Owens 47172 at http://thebatavian.com Suzanne Corona jailed on drug sale charge http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/suzanne-corona-jailed-drug-sale-charge/47169 <p><img alt="" src="http://thebatavian.com/sites/thebatavian.com/files/images/suzanne_corona_nov24.jpg" /></p> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td> <img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/mug_suzannecorona2015.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <em>Suzanne Corona</em></td> </tr> </table> <p>With the exception of a petit larceny charged a year ago, <a href="http://thebatavian.com/tags/suzanne-corona" target="_blank">Suzanne Corona</a> has pretty much been able to keep her name out of the news since 2011.</p> <p>The 45-year-old Osterhout Avenue resident became an international sensation in June 2010 when he was caught in a sexually compromised situation on a picnic table in Farrall Park.</p> <p>The illicit tryst for the married woman led to a rare criminal charge of adultery, which sparked news headlines in tabloids from New York to London to Australia.&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the next year, her exploits continued to make news, especially in Western New York, but then she faded from view.</p> <p>Her arrest by the Local Drug Task Force on Tuesday has her facing her most serious criminal charges yet.</p> <p>Corona is accused of selling suboxone to an agent of the task force.</p> <p>She is charged with fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.</p> <p>The charges are the fist time she faces a possible felony conviction.</p> <p>Corona was jailed pending a bail review today.</p> <p><em>Top: File photo from 2011.</em></p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/suzanne-corona-jailed-drug-sale-charge/47169#comments batavia crime Suzanne Corona Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:08:43 +0000 Howard B. Owens 47169 at http://thebatavian.com Woman tied to 420 Emporium pleads guilty to facilitating drug trade in federal court http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/woman-tied-420-emporium-pleads-guilty-facilitating-drug-trade-federal-court/47168 <p><img alt="" src="http://thebatavian.com/sites/thebatavian.com/files/users/60/Howard%20Owens/amandasnover.jpg" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 7px; float: left;" />A woman who once represented herself as an owner of a group of infamous smoke shops involved in the sale of bath salts and synthetic marijuana entered a guilty plea yesterday to a federal charge in connection with the drug sales.</p> <p>Amber&nbsp;Snover, 24, faces up to four years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to using a communication facility to facilitate a controlled substance.</p> <p>The chain of smoke shops was known as the 420 Emporium, and on social media, Snover claimed to be the owner of locations in&nbsp;Brockport, Fulton, Henrietta and Syracuse, though never claimed ownership of the Batavia location that was at 400 Ellicott St.</p> <p>When bath salts were a hot issue in Batavia in 2012, <em>The Batavian</em> contacted Snover and <a href="http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/records-incomplete-precise-ownership-420-emporium-batavia/33007" target="_blank">she denied owning any of the stores</a> before hanging up on a reporter.</p> <p>She later called Greece police <a href="http://thebatavian.com/batavian/self-proclaimed-owner-420-emporium-tries-enlist-police-help-evade-questions/33033" target="_blank">and tried to have the reporter arrested</a>.</p> <p>Public records uncovered later indicated Charles Fitzgerald owned the first four locations and Joshua Denise owned the Batavia location.</p> <p>Fitzgerald and Snover were apparently living together at 21 West Hill Estates, Greece. Their home was raided on the same day, July 25, 2014, as the Batavia location as part of <a href="http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/dea-raids-420-emporium-batavia-part-nationwide-assault-bath-salt-sales/33051" target="_blank">a nationwide DEA crackdown on synthetic drug manufacturing, </a><a href="http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/dea-raids-420-emporium-batavia-part-nationwide-assault-bath-salt-sales/33051" target="_blank">sales</a><a href="http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/dea-raids-420-emporium-batavia-part-nationwide-assault-bath-salt-sales/33051" target="_blank"> and distribution</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/clerks-facing-federal-charges-while-greece-couple-allegedly-reaped-profits/33063" target="_blank">Authorities recovered more than $770,000 in cash at the Greece residence</a>.</p> <p>Snover&#39;s conviction covers a federal contention that the woman used a phone to order various synthetic controlled substance analogues for the store in Batavia.</p> <p>She will be sentenced June 23.</p> <p>The 420 Emporium employees arrested in the raids have entered guilty pleas to various charges and await sentencing.</p> <p>Fitzgerald <a href="http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/former-420-emporium-owner-pleads-guilty-federal-drug-charge/46308" target="_blank">entered a guilty plea in January</a> to possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and faces a possible maximum federal prison term of 30 years. He will be sentenced April 15.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/woman-tied-420-emporium-pleads-guilty-facilitating-drug-trade-federal-court/47168#comments batavia crime Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:32:59 +0000 Howard B. Owens 47168 at http://thebatavian.com Law and Order: Central Avenue resident accused of using gun in robbery and assault http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-central-avenue-resident-accused-using-gun-robbery-and-assault/47164 <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/mug-tyshontaylor2015.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <em>Tyshon</em> <em>Taylo</em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>Tyshon</strong><strong> L. Taylor</strong>, 18, of Central Avenue, is charged with assault, 1st, robbery, 1st, unlawful possession of marijuana, and menacing, 2nd. Taylor allegedly pointed a handgun at another person while demanding property at a location on Central Avenue, Batavia, at 8:45 p.m., Friday. Taylor allegedly struck the individual in the head with the handgun and then punched the person. Eventually, Taylor took the property from the person. He allegedly possessed marijuana when arrested. A 16-year-old, whose name was withheld by police, was also arrested and charged with assault, 1st, and robbery, 1st.</p> <p><strong>Madalyn R. Muntz</strong>, 29 of Le Roy, is charged with grand larceny, 4th. Muntz, a former Walmart employee, is accused of stealing more than $1,500 in cash from November through February.</p> <p><strong>Nicole A. Mickey</strong>, 25, of Colonial Boulevard, Batavia, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Mickey was arrested following a complaint of a disturbance at her residence at 11:48 p.m., March 16. Mickey allegedly drove from that location to another location while intoxicated.</p> <p><strong>Erin Kathleen Hinrich</strong>, 34, of Bank Street, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for alleged possession of a hypodermic instrument. Hinrich turned herself in to Batavia PD.</p> <p><strong>Richard J. Stack</strong>, 23, of Thomas Avenue, Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Stack is accused of throwing items at a woman and flipping her out of a chair during an argument. He was jailed on $750 bail.</p> <p><strong>Deborah E. </strong><strong>Lamartina</strong>, 34, of Linnet Street, Rochester, is charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, 2nd. Lamartina was allegedly found in possession of heroin and cocaine while already in custody on unrelated charges. She was jailed without bail.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-central-avenue-resident-accused-using-gun-robbery-and-assault/47164#comments batavia crime Le Roy Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:58:13 +0000 Howard B. Owens 47164 at http://thebatavian.com Batavia, Notre Dame advance to mock trials finals http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/batavia-notre-dame-advance-mock-trials-finals/47162 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/032315_mtdylan.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photos by Tom Rivers, </em>Orleans Hub<em>.</em></p> <p>Batavia and Notre Dame will meet in the mock trials finals tomorrow after securing victories in the semifinals Monday evening in the Orleans County Courthouse.</p> <p>Batavia went 2-0, 113 points to 110 points, against Attica. Notre Dame was 1-1, but with 109 points to 106 points against Avon.</p> <p>In the top photo, Dylan Beckman serves as an attorney for the team from Batavia and questions a witness.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/032315_mtwitnessamanda_000.jpg" /></p> <p>Amanda Conrad, a witness for Attica, responds to questioning from Becca Canale, an attorney for Batavia.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/032315_mtcourtroom.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/032315_mtjudgechad.jpg" /></p> <p>Becca Canale was one of the attorneys for Batavia. She presents her closing argument to Chad Murray, the judge for the competition.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/032315_mtmadhu.jpg" /></p> <p>Madhu Vihani, a lawyer for the Attica team, presents documents to the team from Batavia.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/032315_mtavonnd.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2015-2/032315_mtnicculver.jpg" /></p> <p>Nic Culver, of Medina, a freshman at Notre Dame, was a witness for his team.</p> http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/batavia-notre-dame-advance-mock-trials-finals/47162#comments batavia mock trials Notre Dame Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:07:27 +0000 Howard B. Owens 47162 at http://thebatavian.com