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Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:22 pm
posted by lisa@thebatavian.com in Sponsored Post, advertisement, open house, Howard Hanna, Mary Jacobs.


Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm
posted by lisa@thebatavian.com in Sponsored Post, advertisement, Shine, fitness, Attica.

Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:39 am
posted by Howard Owens in wcfp, Sponsored Post.

Today is Shop Local Saturday. Ironically, it's a national event pushed by a multinational corporation. Be that as it may, our readers know one of the underlying philosophies of Wyoming County Free Press is that people should strive to shop at local businesses as much as possible.

In this day and age, it would be impossible in just about any community in America to shop in only local shops, but all over America, as in Wyoming County, our communities are filled with vital local businesses.

Local businesses are essential to a community's health and prosperity. Social science research shows that communities with strong local business communities reap all kinds of benefits, from higher graduation rates to lower poverty rates and even a lower infant mortality rate.  

Local business owners help tie a community together. They volunteer more, give more and share more. They're part of our civic organizations and donate most to our local charities. Without successful local businesses, we would all be worse off.

There's been a lot of attention paid in this past election cycle to the idea that more of what we buy should be manufactured in the United States. That drive to bring manufacturing back to the United States means nothing if we're not supporting our local businesses. It's not that our local shops stock only American-made products, though that's more likely, it's that they are right in our community helping our community. If you truly want to see a great America, do something more than railly around manufacturing, support your local business owners, the people who live in your community and give to your community.

Here's a list of Wyoming County Free Press's sponsors, which is a good place to start when shopping local for Christmas and into the New Year.

We thank them for their support of the Wyoming County Free Press and thank you for your support of the Wyoming County Free Press and our community.

  • Amber Lantern Brewing Co.
  • Attica Furniture
  • Cloisters
  • Dumbleton's Auto
  • Eaton and Watson Funeral Homes
  • GKB Insurance
  • Harding Plumbing
  • Hidden Valley Animal Adventure
  • Jake's Barber Shop
  • Jams Music & Attica Vapor Room
  • Letchworth Pines
  • Mack's Restaurant
  • Nino's Pizzeria
  • Parkside Counters & Woodworks
  • Rio Grande
  • Sedam Tire
  • Silver Springs Liquor Store
  • Step By Step Physical Therapy
  • Strykersville Tire Inc.
  • Superior Flooring
  • The Farmer's Wife
  • Thompson Motors
  • X-Cel Wireless
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm
posted by lisa@thebatavian.com in Sponsored Post, advertisement, Foxprowl-Con, Comics, Foxprowl, Batavia.


Batavia's own Comic-Con! Celebrities, toy, comic, video game, electronics, jewelry, anime vendors, artists & more! Dozens of FREE activities, Q&A's, live music, panels, programming, games, cosplay costume contests & more! Professional Star Wars, Ghostbusters & Ninja Turtles costume groups!

Tickets only $10 Friday, $20 Saturday, $15 Sunday, $30 3-Day pass! Kids 12 & under FREE w/paid adult! Great family fun! Click here for more information. Like us on Facebook for future updates and information.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm
posted by lisa@thebatavian.com in Sponsored Post, advertisement, WNY Gas & Steam Show, Alexander, NY.

WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association Schedule of Events:
Daily Demonstrations: Threshing, Working Blacksmith Shop, Saw Mill & Model Demonstrations, Pumpkin Cannon.

Thursday, September 8th - Gates Open at 9am
9:00am - Opening of Huge 170 Vendor Flea Market
3:00 - 6:30pm - Pasta Dinner
4:00pm - Consignment Auction - Auctioneer: Bontrager Real Estate
7:00pm - Truck Pull - Street Legal Stock 4x4

Friday - September 9th - Gates Open at 9am
9:00am - Flea Market
12:00pm - Old Time Tractor Stone Boat Pull
3:30pm - 6:30pm - Live Music - “Shopkeepers” Concert
4:00pm - 7:00pm - Live WCJW Broadcast
5:00pm - Steamed Sweet Corn
7:00pm Start - Tractor Pull, Steamer Pulls, Exhibition Team Pulls, Semi Trucks, Superstock, Modified and Superfarm
Tug-A-War - Steam Engine vs. Kids - during evening Tractor Pull Performance
7:30pm-10:30pm - Live Music - “Kelly’s Oldtimers” - Round & Square Dancing

Saturday - September 10th - Gates Open 9am
9:00am - Flea Market
10:00am - Tractor Pull - Antique -Semi-Antique - 1959 & older, EGTPA & Stock - Off the lawn garden tractor & team pulls - continuing through day & evening.
10am - Dick Davis Memorial Dedication
12pm - 50th Rally Parade - Followed by Carla Wright Memorial Dedication
2:00pm - Live Music - “Alexander Firemens Band” Concert
3:30pm - 6:30pm - Live Music - “Shopkeepers” Concert
4:00pm - Benefit Concert for Veterans - Multiple bands - Sponsored by Sacred Heart Productions, LLC
5:00pm - Steamed Sweet Corn
Tug-A-War - Steam Engine vs. Kids - during evening Tractor Pull Performance
7:30-10:30pm - Live Music - “Don Newcomb & Rawhide” - Round & Square Dancing

Sunday September 11th - Gates Open at 9am
9:00am - Flea Market
9:00am - Church Service
10:00am - Car Show
12:00pm - Tractor Pull - Farm Stock & Team Pulls
1:00pm - 3:00pm - Live Music "Niagara Frontier Fiddlers” Concert

For more information on the event, click here to visit us online.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm
posted by lisa@thebatavian.com in Sponsored Post, advertisement, River Spring Lodge, Darien Center, NY.

You are invited to attend the grand opening & ribbon cutting ceremony at River Spring Lodge on Friday, Aug. 12,  at 5:30 p.m. followed by a grand opening reception and tours lasting until 9.

The Wyoming Chamber of Commerce will celebrate with the new owners Chef Dave and Carolyn Hamer, invited guests, elected officials, and friends. The grand opening celebrations will continue on Saturday, Aug. 13th from 6 to 9 p.m. with a complimentary reception and tours of the boutique hotel and dining destination.

The full-service hotel and corporate retreat is nestled on 20 tranquil acres, provides luxurious guest rooms that include a three course breakfast. The inn offers seven beautifully appointed guest rooms that are smart, modern, comfortable and luxurious. The inn also hosts dining options at both The Bistro at River Spring Lodge and the Chef’s Table.

Guests attending the Grand Opening receptions will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win complimentary dinners for two at The Bistro at River Spring Lodge or a five course dinner for two at the Chef’s Table. Take advantage of deep discounts and reserve rooms at exceptionally low rates for a future stay. Each evening a 15-percent discount will be given to the first two groups to reserve the entire lodge for a private event!
The public and media are encouraged to attend.

  • Who: River Spring Lodge
  • What: Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting and Reception
  • When: Friday, Aug. 12 - Ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Open House Friday and Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m., both nights
  • Where: River Spring Lodge, 1961 A Church Road, Darien Center, NY 14040

Business Contact: Dave Hamer (585) 708-4212. For more information visit: www.riverspringlodge.com

Friday, July 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm
posted by lisa@thebatavian.com in Sponsored Post, advertisement, Glow Corporate Cup, Batavia, ny..


Register today for our 4th annual Glow Corporate Cup!

At 6 p.m. Aug. 4, Merrill Lynch in Batavia will sponsor the fourth annual GLOW Corporate Cup. Each year local businesses form teams to compete in a 5K race wherein the company with the lowest combined time takes home the GLOW cup. Following the race is the region’s largest office party. Businesses are encouraged to set up tents in Centennial Park, bring refreshments and prepare to have a great time as they mingle with other local companies. Live music is provided as runners and supporters enjoy the post race “AfterGLOW.” 

Last year, the race included 700 runners and more than 1,000 people participated in the post-race celebration. In the first two years more than $30,000 was raised for the GLOW YMCA and this year event is expected to exceed last year's total in participants and funds raised.

“Our purpose is to bring the businesses of the GLOW region together for a common cause,” said Joshua Dent, one of the race organizers. “The after-party was intended to celebrate the outstanding companies we have in the region that are giving back to their community.” 

The GLOW YMCA serves the communities of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming counties.

“This year we would like to see even more participants from beyond Genesee County,” Dent said.

Registration is $25 per person and individuals must be 18 or older to participate. The route has been certified as a USA Track and Field Course. All funds raised go toward programs for the GLOW YMCA. Register today! Click here for more information. Questions concerning the event may be sent to: info@glowcorporatecup.org

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