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Passion felt for Batavia Players production
May 16, 2013
It’s difficult not to feel the passion for the play, “Next to Normal.”
Without even seeing it.
All you have to do is talk to cast members and the director.
Director Patrick Burk: “Really, I’ve just been fortunate to be able to bring this show to Batavia. I feel I’m blessed to have the opportunity to do this and to have such a tremendous cast. People will find it very amazing.” Continue reading
An abundance of bird life in neighboring woodlots
Jim Nigro posted the following article and pictures: It’s that time of year when the small woodlots on either side of our property attract a variety of bird life, none more colorful than the Baltimore oriole. Though they didn’t arrive as early or in such great numbers as last spring, they did arrive to feast on the small insects among the apple blossoms. Continue reading
Photos: A nature walk in Batavia
Sarah Della Penna takes walks with her Great Danes out on a piece of property off Creek Road, Batavia, and always takes her camera. She sent in some of her recent pictures. Continue reading
Darien Lake opens 2013 with greater emphasis on family and WNY
May 13, 2013
Darien Lake Theme Park is getting back to basics — entertaining families and celebrating its Western New York roots.
Symbolic of that theme was the grand opening today of the 2013 season with a ceremony honoring Paul Snyder, the founder of Darien Lake Fun Country, which was primarily a campground until 1981, when Snyder opened an amusement park.
HIDDEN HISTORY: Drive-in restaurants of the ’50s and ’60s
Before McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s became household names, locally owned drive-in restaurants were the places to go for fast food.
Drive-in eateries came to prominence in the post-World War II era, as people increasingly took to the road in automobiles. The custom of ”driving in” for a charcoal broiled hot dog, hamburger, sandwich or fish fry became a popular alternative to the traditional sit-down restaurant.