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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Darien Lake plans new water slide attraction

Feb 5, 2016

BATAVIA — The newest attraction coming to Darien Lake this summer will be a twisting rush of color pitting up to six racers down a sliding, 300-foot…

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New GO ART! directors look to build cultural impact

Feb 4, 2016

BATAVIA — Stability may be the first order for the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council, following a year in which three different people held the…

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Quilt Guild drapes walls in annual exhibit

Feb 4, 2016

BATAVIA — If you’re looking for a way to stay warm this winter, then head down to the Richmond Memorial Library, where all month long you’ll be…

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P.W. Minor hits the runway

Feb 2, 2016

When Fashion Week is observed this week in New York City, a Batavia company will be part of the celebration. Peter Zeliff, owner of the New P.W. Minor…

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A winter escape right here in Batavia

Feb 1, 2016

Winter has decidedly shaken off her ambivalence. With wide open lakes, the lake effect snow machine is in full operation. It does not take long for…

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Kindermusik seen as boost to GO-ART

Jan 28, 2016

BATAVIA — What good is an art gallery if nobody sees it? And how can an arts and cultural group provide assistance and resources if artists don’t…

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Beyond ‘Black River’ Upcoming events deepening understanding of novel, recommending others to read

Jan 28, 2016

BATAVIA — Finding a good book to read is a pleasure, so why is finding the next book, to build on that buzz, such a challenge? It isn’t for lack…

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Rochester Rat Pack brings back big band sound

Jan 28, 2016

BATAVIA — The appearance of the Rochester Rat Pack at Genesee Community College will bring an evening of entertainment much different from their…

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Program to explore music of ‘Tale’ book

Jan 28, 2016

BATAVIA — Author S.M. Hulse learned how to play fiddle while she was writing her debut novel, “Black River.” She took to it so well, that she…

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Interactive art exhibit first of its kind at GCC

Jan 28, 2016

BATAVIA — Anyone who walks into the Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery at Genesee Community College during the next month will stand amidst an…

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Author’s fourth novel centers on divine interviews

Jan 25, 2016

LE ROY — God, Jesus, Satan and Mark Twain walk into a diner... It sounds like the beginning of a joke, doesn’t it? But it’s actually the premise…

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Signature Dish: Sampler a trio of favorites at Chap’s Elba Diner

Jan 25, 2016

ELBA — The key to any Italian cuisine is the sauce. The better the sauce, the better the food. The better the food, the more popular the restaurant.…

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New Events: Joan Jett leading Three For All tour

Jan 22, 2016

Joan Jett still loves rock and roll, and the 57-year-old Hall of Famer will prove that this summer with a concert at Darien Lake’s Performing Arts…

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Photography exhibit chronicles decades of self portraits

Jan 21, 2016

by Matt Krueger - The Daily News BATAVIA — Joe Ziolkowski has been taking photos of himself for about 40 years — long before selfie was a word and…

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Farm markets merging in Batavia

Jan 19, 2016

The Daily News BATAVIA — Summer produce shopping is getting a boost with the merger of two area farm markets. The Downtown Batavia Public Market and…

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Signature Dish: Ficarella’s has real taste of Italy with Tuscan Grilled Chicken pizza

Jan 18, 2016

by Matt Krueger - The Daily News BATAVIA — While pizza is believed to have existed since the 10th century, the modern form we all eat by the…

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