The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

October 7, 2013

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Medina Journal-Register — Orleans Habitat receives gift from 5-Star Bank

Orleans Habitat for Humanity, Inc. recently received a donation of $5,000 from 5-Star Bank. This gift will help defray expenses at the current building project on West Oak Orchard Street in the Village of Medina. Orleans Habitat expressed its gratitude to 5-Star Bank for its commitment to the local community and its willingness to support local projects.

Marty Griffith, regional president of 5-Star said, “Five Star Bank is proud to support such a meaningful cause as Habitat for Humanity. We firmly believe that, as a community bank, we have an obligation to support the communities in which we live and work. We thank the Orleans County Habitat for their hard work and dedication to making Orleans County a great place to live.”

Orleans Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a non-profit group dedicated to helping provide simple, decent housing to those in need in Orleans County. It is an all-volunteer organization and is always happy to welcome new supporters, whether they be individuals, groups, or companies.

GO ART! looking for holiday exhibits

The Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council is announcing a call for artists to submit work in all media on the theme “Oh, The Weather Outside Is…” for exhibit Nov. 4 through Dec. 17. Submitted artwork will be displayed in three GO ART! Galleries, including: GO ART! Bank of Castile Main Gallery, Seymour Place, 201 E. Main St., Batavia; Batavia Satellite Gallery, Genesee Co. Senior Ctr., 2 Bank St., Batavia; Medina Satellite Gallery, The Shirt Factory Café, 115 W. Center St., Medina. All galleries are equipped with the Walker Hanging System.

The exhibit invitation is open to all artists in all media. Both emerging and experienced artists are encouraged to submit for this unique exhibit. All artwork submitted must be winter-related or connected somehow to the theme, and two-dimensional work must be framed and ready for hanging. Three-dimensional work will only be displayed at GO ART!, Seymour Place, Batavia. A maximum of five pieces may be submitted. Requested drop off dates are Oct. 29 and 30 at locations in Genesee and Orleans Counties.

For more information, or to request the guidelines and submission form, contact GO ART! at 343-9313,, or visit to download the form.

Paving projects underway in Orleans County

Last week the New York State Department of Transportation announced two paving projects will take place in Orleans County during October. 

The NYSDOT started a project late last week to resurface Route 104 from the Niagara County Line to Knowlesville Road in the Town of Ridgeway. Work is expected to continue through mid-October. During that time work on Route 104 will be reduced to alternating single-lane travel.

Beginning this week, work is set to begin on the resurfacing of the eastbound travel lanes on the Lake Ontario State Parkway between Route 237 (including interchange ramps) and Route 272 in the town of Kendall.

Work should be completed  by late-October. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in the eastbound direction. The ramps will temporarily closed while being resurfaced.