GSO opening 70th season with new conductor

Oct 13, 2016

The Genesee Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening concert, “New Beginnings,” is aptly titled, since it reflects the first note of a…

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Signature Dish: Yume Asian Bistro serves artistry with its food

Oct 3, 2016

Chris Huang is an artist as much as a chef. And Yume Asian Bistro is as much art gallery as it is restaurant. Huang doesn’t work in paint or…

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GO ART! celebrates all things ‘Prohibited’ with latest show

Sep 30, 2016

A knock on the back door. A whispered password. Suddenly, entry is granted into a dimly lit bar where people intoxicate themselves not only with drink…

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Downs hotel nears finish line

Sep 26, 2016

Nearly a year after breaking ground, the first guests of a hotel at Batavia Downs will settle down for track-side views and on-site amenities next…

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Fab Fajitas & Pita has far-flung flavors, diverse menu

Sep 26, 2016

Looking fora place to locate a business in Batavia, Victor Canastraro stumbled onto a storefront and an inspiration he couldn’t pass up. Canastraro…

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History of Batavia Muckdogs exhibit comes to Holland Land Office Museum

Sep 21, 2016

Old grey baseball uniforms with white lettering hang on black wire racks, baseballs and wooden bats sit underneath a glass case — the entire room in…

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Batavia Players find art, humor in ‘Bakersfield Mist’

Sep 15, 2016

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in the case of the suspected Jackson Pollock at the heart of “Bakersfield Mist,” so is authenticity. The…

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Foxprowl moves into new Main and Jackson location

Sep 2, 2016

It's a lot of work moving thousands of collectible toys along with 40,000 comic books, but that's what Bill Hume, along with his wife, Joy, staff…

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New owners maintain traditions and move forward at the Miss Batavia Diner

Aug 24, 2016

You might call it destiny. Lance and Danielle Engel had considered buying other restaurants over their years in the city. But only one truly stood out…

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Rolling Hills Asylum receives legends and lore marker

Aug 22, 2016

Established in 1827, Rolling Hills Asylum — previously known as the Genesee County Poor House — quickly became the dumping ground for the…

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New dining room at Main St. Pizza is a bit of home, a bit of big city bistro

Aug 18, 2016

Ever since he opened Main St. Pizza Company on East Main Street 11 and a half years ago, Vic Marchese has wanted to serve pasta dishes featuring his…

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'Summer Serenade' at Mercy Grove this Sunday will benefit United Way and GSO

Aug 17, 2016

Shade Zajac makes his official debut Sunday as the full-time conductor of the Genesee Symphony Orchestra in a special performance being sponsored by…

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Signature Dish: North Pole goes classic comfort food with meatloaf

Aug 16, 2016

One might expect a restaurant called The North Pole to feature and entire menu of Christmas-themed offerings. Eggnog ice cream, anyone? What about…

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Valle Jewelers marks 65th anniversary

Aug 15, 2016

For 65 years, Batavia has been the perfect setting for Valle Jewelers. Spouses together for 65 years have reached the blue sapphire anniversary, and…

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Batavia Players go old school with 20th youth production

Aug 12, 2016

How does a group of teenagers in 2016, iPhones glued to their hands, relate to the gambling scene of 1950s New York City? They couldn’t ask their…

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The original scapegoat: Fainting goats swoon in East Bethany

Aug 10, 2016

EAST BETHANY — One part of the herd filters in through the small opening of the pen fence at Duffy Fainting Goat Farm. But two kid goats run back…

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New coffee shop opens Monday at Clinton Street Road and Seven Springs Road

Aug 1, 2016

t's been months and months of planning and work, but Jeff Price and Dawn Van Nostrand are ready to open their new coffee shop Monday morning at the…

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‘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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