Genesee County, NY
A fun and friendly destination! Conveniently located halfway between Niagara Falls/Buffalo and Rochester, Genesee County has three major exits off the NYS Thruway (I-90): Exits 47, 48, and 48A.
We're located less than an hour from the Canadian border and Niagara Falls to the west, and the Finger Lakes Region to the east.
With over 1000 hotel rooms, great dining selections, and interesting things to see and do, Genesee County offers something for everyone!
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HIDDEN HISTORY: The Wiard Plow story (1804-1954)
June 17, 2013
Of the multitude of factories that dotted the Batavia landscape in the early 1900s, one company stood apart.
When Batavia officially became a city in 1915, the Wiard Plow Company on Swan Street had the distinction of being its oldest industry and the nation’s oldest manufacturer of agricultural plows. Continue reading
‘The Dot’ marks 60 years as Batavia institution
BATAVIA — Leona Pastore used to make her own roast beef for the famous beef on wecks at the Pok-A-Dot.
She’d cook all day in her home kitchen and someone would come and get it to take over to the restaurant at the corner of Ellicott and Liberty streets on the city’s southside. She also made pots of pasta fagioli, varying it from the traditional white sauce with a red one. Continue reading
Sweet partnership at GO ART! site
June 6, 2013
BATAVIA — Art is getting a little sweeter at the GO ART! site at the corner of Bank and East Main streets.
Sweet Ecstasy bakery has moved into a portion of the historic building. A glimpse into its side entrance door gets you an eyeful of muffins, cupcakes and other confectionery treats. The adjacent dining room seats 23 and is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. week days and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Continue reading
Screenwriter Bill Kauffman and film director Ron Maxwell discuss ‘Copperhead’
June 5, 2013
Next week, Hollywood comes to Batavia.
GoArt!, in partnership with local author Bill Kauffman — author of such books as “Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette” and “Look Homeward America” — and filmmaker Ronald F. Maxwell — director of the Civil War epics “Gettysburg” and “Gods and Generals” — will host a screening of the movie “Copperhead” on Thursday, June 13.
This will give locals a chance to see the film before its official release in theaters on June 28. Continue reading
5 Foods from New York State
May 30, 2013
The state of New York is the home of some pretty big foods, like potato chips and salad dressing. Here’s the history behind some of your favourite New York-born staples. Continue reading