GCVM festival will be Hoppin’

Aug 30, 2018

Do you like a good hop? Join in the hop harvesting celebration on Labor Day, Sept. 3, during the “Hop Harvest Festival” at Genesee Country…

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Lost? Find your way using just a map and compass, learn orienteering Sept. 15 at GC Park & Forest, free, must preregister

Aug 29, 2018

Come explore the active and adventurous sport of orienteering at the Genesee County Park & Forest! Learn how to find your way without…

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Muckdogs GM predicts pro baseball will return in 2019, team happy with improvements at Dwyer

Aug 29, 2018

Right now, it looks like there will be professional baseball in Batavia in 2019, according to General Manager Dave Chase. As the team heads into its…

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Foxprowl reopens at location on Ellicott Street

Aug 5, 2018

The collectibles store Foxprowl is back at its original location, 440 Ellicott St., Batavia, after a couple of years of trying a location at Main…

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CONCERT PREVIEW: Three Dog Night bringing ‘Joy to the World’ and Batavia Downs

Aug 2, 2018

On Friday night, Batavia Downs welcomes one of the most popular bands of the late 1960s and early 70s, Three Dog Night. The group had a remarkable…

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EV charging station installed at Batavia Downs

Aug 1, 2018

Mike Nolan, executive VP and COO of Western OTB, and Tom Turnbull, president of the Chamber of Commerce, along with officials from the Town of Batavia…

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An American beauty: ‘Extraordinary’ Mercy Grove pipe organ gets 450 visitors on Tuesday tour

Aug 1, 2018

The organ pipes hummed and keys danced Tuesday as around 450 people from every corner of United States and Canada, and across the globe came, to Mercy…

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Foxprowl Collectables will hold Grand Opening Saturday in former location at 440 Ellicott St., Batavia

Jul 31, 2018

(File photos.) Foxprowl Collectables has come full circle. This Saturday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m., the toy and collectibles shop will host a Grand Opening…

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Beertavia event proves bigger and better than ever

Jul 30, 2018

A storm brewed mere miles off the corner of Bank Street and Alva Place, dark clouds threatening spatters of rain and frequent, accompanied by chilly…

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New entrepreneurs bring passion for the restaurant business to Cindy and Barb's in Texaco Town

Jul 24, 2018

After spending a couple of decades kicking around the kitchens of Batavia, Robert Rudnicki and Adam Horton decided it was time to strike out on…

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2018 racing season takes off at Batavia Downs

Jul 24, 2018

“And, they’re off.” The commonly heard announcement at the start of a race could also refer to the beginning of the Batavia Downs…

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Five years later, local malthouse important player in state's growing craft beer industry

Jul 23, 2018

When Ted and Patricia Hawley launched New York Craft Malt in 2013, it could have been characterized as an experiment. It was certainly…

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Another County Fair in the books

Jul 23, 2018

BATAVIA — The Genesee County Fair escaped the rain for most of the day Saturday, leaving kids with one more day to hit the Midway, tractor pull…

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No ‘Ordinary’ show as Emmett rocks the Downs

Jul 17, 2018

“We’ve been crossing the border for years, and performed at places like Lockport and North Tonawanda, but I am pretty sure this is our…

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New paddleboat service debuts during Oatka Festival

Jul 16, 2018

When Jay Beaumont and his partners decided to buy the Eagle Hotel in Le Roy in 2012 and open the Smokin' Eagle BBQ & Brew, Beaumont immediately…

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Would you try the Impossible Burger?

Jul 16, 2018

Have you heard about the Impossible Burger? It is made from all plant-based ingredients, but is promised to look, smell and taste just like meat from…

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Genesee County Fair will return with demolition derby, barrel racing and an expanded midway

Jul 13, 2018

The annual Genesee County Fair will return for its 179th year July 16 to 21. This year’s fair will include ticket giveaways, a demolition derby,…

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Oatka Festival kicks off this weekend

Jul 13, 2018

The 30th annual Oatka Festival kicks off this weekend. The parade will be bigger than previous years. Bob Sullivan, chairman and parade supervisor for…

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Blue Oyster Cult hits the Downs tonight

Jul 6, 2018

In the 1970s, Blue Oyster Cult established itself as a groundbreaking arena rock band. In an era when the same bands came along every year, BOC, as it…

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Oakfield Labor Daze returning to familiar ground

Jul 6, 2018

The Oakfield Betterment Committee says the details have been worked out and Labor Daze will return to its roots this year — Triangle Park.…

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