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Observance offers a look at government logistics

BATAVIA -- Genesee County's 17th annual "County Government Week," an observance of a national proclamation, will be held Sunday through April 28.

The goal is to raise awareness and understanding of county government's role with a legislature, 40 departments and 750 employees who provide services.

"National Government Week is a convenient opportunity for the public to take a close look at what we do, how we do it, and the people behind the services we provide," according to a statement released by Legislature Chairwoman Mary Pat Hancock, R-Batavia/Stafford.


Air Guard Band to perform June 29

ELLICOTTVILLE -- The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce will bring the Air National Guard Band of the Mid-Atlantic to Holiday Valley on June 29 for a free performance honoring war patriots in the Summer Festival of the Arts.

The "Guardsmen Big Band" will also entertain with swing selections from the big-band era. The festival will also offer performances by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas, the PC Big Band, Glenn Colton and the Dennis George Original Variety Show through July 1.

For more ticket and concert information, visit the Chamber's Web site,


GCC president to receive award for his service

BATAVIA -- Genesee Community College President Stuart Steiner has been named the 2007 recipient of the State University of New York Faculty Council of Community Colleges Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Steiner, who is completing his 40th year at GCC, where he started as dean of students, is being honored for "his long-standing service to the community college movement, his personal advocacy on behalf of two-year colleges and his willingness to offer help and guidance."

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