‘Jade’ a rural retreat for pottery

Aug 1, 2016

PAVILION — With a small kiln and 50 orders from parents in her daughter’s kindergarten class, Sara Manurung leapt at the chance to quit her day…

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A gathering of vintage Fords drops by Batavia

Jul 28, 2016

If you saw a lot of nice old Fords last week, it was no coincidence. Sixty members of the Ford V8 Club spent last week touring Western New York and…

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Josh Groban bringing powerful baritone voice to Darien Lake

Jul 22, 2016

DARIEN CENTER — Josh Groban is an unlikely pop music star. With combined sales of his first four albums released from 2001-2007 of over 20 million…

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‘Pokémon Go’ builds community camaraderie

Jul 15, 2016

A week ago, the butterfly bench in the Batavia Peace Garden, just past the Holland Land Office Museum in Batavia, only saw a handful of people on any…

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Former Wiss Hotel awning restored and hung at the Smokin' Eagle

Jul 12, 2016

The journey for the old awning on the former Wiss Hotel to the Smokin' Eagle was a lot longer than a trip across the street and down the block. It…

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Classic car lovers coming to Batavia next week

Jul 7, 2016

Two prominent automobile clubs will be visiting Genesee County starting this weekend, bringing classic Chevrolets and Fords to Batavia on week-long…

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Ramble, Picnic bookend weekend of events in Batavia

Jun 30, 2016

The summer events calendar took some major hits this year with the cancelation of popular festivals, including Summer in the City. But Batavia will be…

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New downtown restaurant, Carter's

Jun 29, 2016

Yes, dreams can come true, and so far, they have for Brenden Mullen, who eight years after going to work in his father's restaurant, formerly Larry's…

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Jackson Square Concert Series kicks off Friday with St. Joe's Brass Ensemble

Jun 28, 2016

Starting this Friday, July 1st, the Jackson Square Concert Series is set to begin with St. Joe’s of Batavia Brass Ensemble as a celebration of…

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Signature Dish: New owners improve upon Red Osier’s classic prime rib

Jun 20, 2016

Steve Foster and Tim Adams knew two things when the purchased the Red Osier Landmark Restaurant in April: they wanted to update the look of the iconic…

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Retro Jam returns music fest to Stafford

Jun 17, 2016

As one tradition dies, another is born. When news broke that the Stafford Fire Department had to cancel its annual carnival on Father’s Day weekend,…

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Flowers, fruit, veggies, coffee, crafts and more at Downtown Batavia Public Market starting this Friday

Jun 7, 2016

The Batavia Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to announce the beginning of the season for the Genesee Country Farmers’ Market located…

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June Marks Start of Local Farmers’ Markets

Jun 6, 2016

It’s that time of year when local Farmers’ Markets re-open for the summer season. Thanks to farmers’ markets, we can buy the freshest produce…

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Signature Dish: Alex’s Place is Famous For its Baby Back Ribs

Jun 3, 2016

Alex’s Place may be a steak and seafood restaurant, but it is known from Buffalo to Rochester for its baby back ribs. Barbecue lovers come from all…

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Kati’s Place opens in Batavia

May 31, 2016

Kati Mancuso enters Kati’s Place, the Oak Street diner she opened Monday. She shows none of the exhaustion that comes with owning a restaurant as…

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Darien Lake opens water park with a splash

May 20, 2016

As temperatures soared into the 70s, Darien Lake launched the start of its 2016 water park operating season with a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new…

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Growing: Bakery owner adds full barbecue to When Pigs Fly

May 19, 2016

Business has been brisk at When Pigs Fly, a new barbecue restaurant on West Saile Drive. But if demand becomes overwhelming, more pork can easily be…

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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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