posted on November 24, 2011 07:26
If you are traveling this Thanksgiving Day, the weather should cooperate.
We are expecting mostly sunny skies …breezy at times, with a high in the upper 40’s.
Clear skies are forecast tonight…with more sunshine tomorrow and a high in the upper 50’s for Black Friday shopping.
It is a Thanksgiving tradition in Batavia.
The Kiwanis Club of Batavia is sponsoring a free community skate at the Faletti Ice Arena. The hours are 9 to 11 this morning.
Admission is free, free skate rentals while the supplies last, and free hot chocolate.
A total of 246 children and their families attended today's Community Skate. Kiwanis Club of Batavia Secretary Pete Guppenberger says the turnout was a record for the 6th Annual event. The first community skate drew about 50, Guppenberger said.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to bring a helping hand to food banks around the state this Thanksgiving. Cuomo has announced he's releasing funds for food banks and has approved extra funding for communities that are still recovering from flooding woes from earlier this year. A total of one-million dollars in grants will be given to eight food banks in New York State.
Unemployment rates for Genesee County have just been released by the State Labor Department.
There was slight improvement in the jobless rate from September to October.
The unemployment rate in Genesee County Last month was 6.2 percent down a tenth of a point from a month earlier.
Similar improvement in the jobless rate was reported in Wyoming and Orleans Counties.
Just this week, police in the Buffalo suburb of Amherst announced there would be no criminal charges filed against anyone in connection with the suicide of a gay teenager who said he had been bullied for most of his young life.
Now, the parents of Jamie Rodemeyer, Tim and Tracy Rodemeyer, will be coming to Batavia to participate in an anti-bullying panel discussion.
The event will be held on November 29th in the Forum on GCC’s Batavia Campus.