Batavia Players present abstract musical ‘Songs for a New World’ this weekend

May 19, 2016

Amanda Melissa Taylor discovered Jason Robert Brown a few years ago. It began with her listening to the CD of his 2002 Off-Broadway musical “The…

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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge is hosting its 25th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

May 18, 2016

Let’s go fishing! To celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge is hosting its 25th Annual Youth Fishing Derby,…

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Clarion Hotel is now the Quality Inn & Suites, plus new bedding and better Wi-Fi

May 12, 2016

The Clarion Hotel on Park Road in Batavia is now the Quality Inn & Suites. Prices are unchanged. But the wireless service, which had problems…

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Ceramics artists ‘Fired Up’ about new shop

Apr 28, 2016

BATAVIA — The chalk-colored, firm clay bisques that fill a new Ellicott Street storefront have already been fired in a kiln, but they are far from…

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Rancho Viejo Mexican Restaurant now open in Le Roy

Apr 21, 2016

Rancho Viejo Mexican Restaurant opened Wednesday in the Le Roy Village Plaza on West Main Street.  Le Roy’s newest restaurant has plenty of…

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Local businessmen purchase the Red Osier in Stafford

Apr 20, 2016

Bob Moore said he feels bittersweet about stepping away from the business he and his wife Noreen opened together 37 years ago, but he couldn't be…

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Waggin Wheel brings a taste of Texas to Batavia

Apr 18, 2016

BATAVIA — With a smoker cooking since morning, a liberal application of y’alls and a dozen pans of meats and sides, Waggin Wheel owners Dale…

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Signature Dish: Mountain Bread is a sweet peak at Greg’ry’s Bakery

Apr 18, 2016

BERGEN — Genesee County may be fairly flat, but residents in the Town of Bergen know exactly where to go to see some white-capped mountains:…

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Bateman, Di Risio opening ‘two chic stores in one’ downtown

Apr 18, 2016

BATAVIA — Standing in a storefront packed with vintage-inspired dresses, home decor and gifts, Ashley Bateman and Leanna Di Risio shared a tinge of…

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Maple Weekend provides different ways to experience maple syrup

Mar 21, 2016

"Maple Weekend will continue on April 2 and 3 where you can get your fix again and hit up any places you missed the first time around."

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Batavia cab service uses gentlemanly approach

Mar 21, 2016

BATAVIA — As Robert Thigpen III tips his cap, it’s not hard to see where the well-dressed chauffeur that serves as New Boyz Transportation’s…

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WBTA celebrates 75th anniversary

Feb 17, 2016

BATAVIA — In radio terminology, you’d call it a “heritage station.” “It means it’s the kind of station that your audience has grown up…

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Darien Lake announces new ride, RipCurl Racer

Feb 16, 2016

Today, Darien Lake, Western New York’s largest theme park, announced a $1.5 million capital investment that will be used to build a new extreme…

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Q&A: Rolling Hills’ Sharon Coyle

Feb 16, 2016

EAST BETHANY — About seven years ago, Sharon Coyle learned that Rolling Hills Asylum was going up for sale. Having visited the historic location…

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Coyle discusses Rolling Hills: Part Two

Feb 16, 2016

EAST BETHANY — In Monday’s edition was part one of a two-part Q&A with Sharon Coyle, owner of Rolling Hills Asylum. Below is the second part…

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GSO records piece written by Batavia teenager

Feb 11, 2016

Batavia music teacher Jane Haggett recalls the time years ago when her student, Ross Chua, came barrelling into a performance, still dressed in his…

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Former resident behind bringing Rocket car back to Batavia

Feb 11, 2016

BATAVIA — Charles Thomas’ “car of tomorrow” is in Batavia, today. The Thomas Rocket Car, as it’s known, was one of the most advanced and…

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Communicating emotion through gesture

Feb 11, 2016

Nicholas DelBello had an unusual goal in life when he was in middle school in Cheektowaga. He wanted to be a conductor. So DelBello wrote a letter to…

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Darien Lake announces new water slide

Feb 11, 2016

DARIEN CENTER — Darien Lake will open for the season in less than three months, but excitement is ramping up for a new attraction. Darien Lake…

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Batavia Players invite all to ‘Come Back to the Five and Dime’

Feb 11, 2016

BATAVIA — Melinda Grimble is no newcomer to Batavia Players after being in charge of membership, the newsletter, box office and website over the…

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