Saturday, November 24, 2012
Check out these local restaurants, and let us know who else should be on the list.
When you go to Batavia, be sure to go on an empty stomach. That's because there's plenty of restaurants there to whet your appetite. We're talking the best American, Mexican, Italian, Thai and more on the Fox River. Here's a list of fine dining options below. We're including their Facebook pages so you can get their updates. Who did we miss? Leave us a comment below, or give us a recommendation for one of these great businesses! Bulldogs Red Hots Charlie Fox's Pizzeria 10 South Coffee House & Cafe
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Do you want to help boost the economy and this community? Then you should do a little Small Business Saturday shopping. Today, Nov. 24, is the third annual Small Business Saturday event. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy here in Batavia. There's no shortage of local businesses that you can support today or at some point during the holiday season. Here's a brief rundown of what's in town. Know a local business we don't have on this list? Please …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Get a closer look at the brick pavers and the polished look in these photos.
One of Batavia's prized downtown streets is open again to vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. River Street reopened earlier this month with a new look and feel. The public is invited to join City officials on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM on River and State Street for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Guests are then encouraged to dine downtown and join the community on the Batavia Riverwalk at 5:30 PM for the Annual Celebration of Lights presented by the Batavia Park District. River Street is the first street in a series of streetscape projects to take place in the downtown over the next several years. The City’s streetscape projects include upgrading all underground utilities, infrastructure improvements, as well as street …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
It used to be Black Friday was for the earliest of early shoppers. Not anymore. Look around. The stores are ready now.
Look around the Chicago area and you'll see all the signs: The early birds no longer wait until Black Friday to do their Christmas shopping. This year, Black Friday is on Nov. 23, but big retailers and mail-order companies are starting well in advance. Amazon, for example, is beginning its Black Friday on Nov. 14. Crazy or crazy smart? Just how early is too early to shop for Christmas 2012 gifts? Take our poll.