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Tuesday evening, Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Town Board Members Mike Barry, Brett Granville, Andrew Conlon, and Diana Christodaro for a proclamation ceremony honoring the Bishop Kearney Varsity Girls Softball Team for their numerous athletic accomplishments this season.

The Bishop Kearney Varsity Girls Softball Team ended a 35 year drought this past season by winning the Section V Title. They then proceeded to capture the Western Regional Championship, and finished up the season by winning the New York State Championship in a thrilling 4-3 victory over Pine Plains of Duchess County in Glens Falls, New York. In addition to these achievements, the team was also a unanimous choice for the Team of the Year title, and ranked number 1 in the State in the Final Polls. They set a final record of 25-2, and had 22 straight victories this season.

“It was an honor to present the coaches and the Bishop Kearney Varsity Girls Softball Team  with proclamations recognizing their outstanding athletic accomplishments this season”. Said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “Their dedication, determination, and hard work resulted in their capture of the New York State Championship”.

Today, Supervisor Bill Reilich held a ribbon cutting ceremony and welcomed Bare Element Laser Salon to Greece. The new business is located at 1948 West Ridge Road.

Bare Element Laser Salon is owned and operated by Paige Cleary, who has been trained and certified by the National Laser Institute, NY Laser Outlet, and the Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy in laser hair reduction, laser safety, and medical professional laser didactic theory. Paige’s salon offers laser hair removal, photo facials, dark spot removal, micro needling, chemical peel, dermaplaning, LED teeth whitening, bare lash lift, brow microblading, and hair restoration microblading. For more information, check out her website at www.bareelementlasersalon.com. Supervisor Reilich was joined by Councilman Andrew Conlon, Councilman Brett Granville, Councilwoman Diana Christodaro, owner and operator Paige Cleary, and many of her friends and family to cut the ribbon and declare that Bare Element Laser Salon was open for business.

“I was honored to host a ribbon cutting ceremony for Bare Element Laser Salon”. said Supervisor Reilich. “I am always happy to welcome new businesses to the Town of Greece. I wish owner Paige Cleary and her business great success”.

Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Chamber of Commerce yesterday welcomed State Farm Insurance to Greece. The new business is located in the Wegmans Plaza at 3177 Latta Road, Building #11.

State Farm Insurance specializes in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, annuities, mutual funds, and banking products. State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S. Supervisor Reilich was joined by Chamber of Commerce President Sarah Lentini, Senator Joe Robach, Councilman Andrew Conlon, Councilman Brett Granville, and State Farm Insurance Franchise Owner Dominic Agostini and many of his staff to cut the ribbon and declare that State Farm was open for business.

“I am always happy to welcome new businesses to the Town of Greece”. said Supervisor Reilich. “The Long Pond – Latta Road corridor continues to host vibrant new businesses, and we welcome further development to both existing vacant spaces and new constructions. I wish State Farm Insurance great success.” 

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Police Department hosted the Law Enforcement Recognition Day in conjunction with the Town of Greece Summer Concert Series featuring 90 West Band. This event was held Sunday, August 13th, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Greece Town Hall Campus. Both the concert and the law enforcement activities and demonstrations were free and open to the public.

Law Enforcement Recognition Day is a community event aimed at strengthening the relationship between residents and law enforcement officials, and helps to increase awareness to the different methods residents can utilize to ensure our community is kept safe. This year’s Law Enforcement Recognition Day featured several law enforcement/safety vendors, including STOP-DWI, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Willow Domestic Violence, and Victim Assistance. There were also law enforcement vehicles and equipment on display, and the Mounted Unit paid a visit to the event as well. We are pleased to report the NCMEC provided 18 families with Child ID’s from their free Child ID Booth.

Raffle prizes generously supplied by the Walmart in Elmridge Plaza included a kids bicycle and helmet. The Delta Sonic team was also present at the event, and they kindly donated car washes and detail passes as raffle prizes. There was lots of cheering when Supervisor Reilich announced the raffle winners.

The Town of Greece Summer Concert Series came to an end on Sunday with the last featured band of the summer: 90 West Band. Their music, which has been entertaining Western New York and the surrounding areas for 17 years, featured an array of country tunes from current artists to country classics. The crowd had fun singing and dancing along to the well-known tunes.

In keeping with the country theme, Forest Hill Catering sold chicken BBQ meals. Proceeds from these meals were donated directly to the Greece Police Athletic League (GPAL), which is an organization that aims to bring the community and the police department together by engaging police officers and youth in sports. The program, which is free of charge and remains the only completely free Police Athletic League (PAL) program within New York State, is intended to be more than simply learning about or playing a sport; it is about building good relationships with police officers in a positive environment and promoting healthy youth activities.

“I want to thank everyone who was able to make it out to the Law Enforcement Event and Concert. It was both a fun and educational experience. Having an open dialogue between residents and law enforcement officials is essential, and this event has helped lead to an increased awareness to the different methods folks can utilize to ensure our community is kept safe”. Said Supervisor Bill Reilich.

Supervisor Bill Reilich has announced that representatives from the New York State Department of Financial Services will be at the Greece Town Hall Campus tomorrow, Tuesday, August 15th, from 10am – 8pm. Trained professionals will set up an Insurance RV in the Greece Town Hall Campus parking lot and assist water front residents with navigating through insurance concerns. They will be here from 10am - 8pm on Saturday, August 19th.  If your residential property was damaged as a result of the increased lake levels and you have been unable to come to a satisfactory resolution with your insurance agency, you are invited to speak with these professionals, who will walk you through next steps.

The mission of the New York State Department of Financial Services is to guard residents against financial crisis. Their goal is to ensure fair, timely and equitable fulfilment on the financial obligations of insurance providers and to encourage high standards of business practices and public responsibility by these providers. Town of Greece water front residents are encouraged to utilize these professionals. 

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Police Department will host a Law Enforcement Recognition Day in conjunction with the Town of Greece Summer Concert Series featuring 90 West Band. This event will be held Sunday, August 13th, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Greece Town Hall Campus. Both the concert and the law enforcement activities and demonstrations are free and open to the public.

Law Enforcement Recognition Day is a community event aimed at strengthening the relationship between residents and law enforcement officials, and helps to increase awareness to the different methods residents can utilize to ensure our community is kept safe. This year’s Law Enforcement Recognition Day will feature several law enforcement/safety vendors providing information on safety methods, including Public Safety Demonstrations, Anti-Bullying Demonstrations, vehicle and equipment display, Mounted Unit and a Child Identification Booth. 

Raffle prizes generously supplied by the Walmart in Elmridge Plaza include a kids bicycle and helmet. Delta Sonic will also be donating car wash and detail passes. Starting at 1:30, Forest Hill Catering will be serving a chicken BBQ meal. Please note that the chicken BBQ meal will be $8, cash only. The money raised from that will be donated directly to the Greece Police Athletic League (GPAL), which is an organization that aims to bring the community and the police department together by engaging police officers and youth in sports. The program, which is free of charge and remains the only completely free Police Athletic League (PAL) program within New York State, is intended to be more than simply learning about or playing a sport; it is about building good relationships with police officers in a positive environment and promoting healthy youth activities.

90 West Band will begin playing at 2pm under the Greece Town Hall Pavilion. Their music, which has been entertaining Western New York and the surrounding areas for 17 years, features an array of country tunes from current artists to country classics.

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich would like to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of 5 Eagle Scouts who assisted the Parks and Recreation Department with projects. Jeffery Russell of Troop 125 repaired and repainted fencing at Basil Marella Park, and also made improvements to the volleyball court. Zach Ferris of Troop 48 landscaped the bed under the park sign at Adeline Park, painted the fence, and cleaned up the grounds. Bryan McDermott of Troop 278 cleared and restored a portion of the trail system at Badgerow Park North. Orion Clark of Troop 125 cleared and restored a portion of the Cranberry Ponds trail by Lowden Point Road. Tyler Nersigner of Troop 197 cleared the entrance and repaired and restrained the lookout pier at Braddock Bay Park.  

“The Town of Greece is so thankful to these young men who volunteered their time and effort to help keep our Greece parks beautiful”. Said Supervisor Reilich. “These projects not only benefit our own town residents, but all who come to visit our parks. I am looking forward to recognizing the accomplishments of these young men at our upcoming Town Board meetings”.  

The Boy Scouts of America, one of the United States largest youth organization, is dedicated to promoting self-reliance, courage, and patriotism among young men. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America please visit their webpage www.scouting.org.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Town of Greece Parks and Recreation Department, please call the Community and Senior Center at 723-2425.

 

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour is making a stop at the Greece Town Hall Campus today, August 11, 2017 from 11:00AM – 5:00PM. Traveling coast to coast, the newly updated mobile exhibit provides an interactive experience for readers of all ages to explore eBooks and audiobooks available at the Greece Public Library.  A high-tech update to the traditional bookmobile, visitors can learn how to borrow digital books, stop at the Gadget Gallery to explore a variety of devices, talk with eReading librarian experts and more. Tours are free and open to the community.

“I’m very excited that Greece was chosen as a stop on the digital bookmobile tour.” Said Supervisor Reilich. “Over 40,000 eBooks and audiobooks were checked out from our library during the first six months of this year – a 17% increase over the first six months of 2016. Having the digital bookmobile visit will allow even more residents to learn about this popular service.”

The 42-foot long Toterhome is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, free Wi-Fi connection, touchscreen monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore the Greece Public Library’s digital service. In the Gadget Gallery, readers can explore all popular devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle®. Interactive learning stations encourage visitors to search the library’s digital media collection and go through the borrowing process. Beginners can get a one-on-one tutorial from technical experts.

The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, which is the industry-leading digital reading platform to more than 36,000 libraries & schools worldwide. Residents can borrow eBooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere by visiting https://libraryweb.overdrive.com/.  If interested, library personnel will be available today to assist in creating accounts for https://libraryweb.overdrive.com/. Residents in Greece are fortunate that the Greece Public Library subscribes to a higher level subscription and therefore we have more access to eBooks than any other library in the County.

To view a video of Supervisor Reilich touring the Digital Book Mobile, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwJ79bxgamd2dUo4Q1ZXYWZ2RHc/view?usp=sharing.

Earlier this week, Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich presented the Grease Paint Alley Clowns with a proclamation for International Clown Week. The first week of August is celebrated all over the world as International Clown Week. Here in Greece, we celebrate with the Grease Paint Alley Clowns, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives through the art of clowning. These cheerful clowns dedicate their time and experience to bringing smiles and laughter to our community. Every year, they paint a footprint on Paint Alley Path that serves as a fun and colorful display to all who visit.

“I was happy to join the Grease Paint Alley Clowns this week for the celebration of International Clown Week”. Said Supervisor Reilich. “Even though it was raining outside, the clowns brought fun to the pavilion at Sawyer Park with their bright outfits and cheerful attitudes”.

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour is making a stop at the Greece Town Hall Campus today, August 11, 2017 from 11:00AM – 5:00PM. Traveling coast to coast, the newly updated mobile exhibit provides an interactive experience for readers of all ages to explore eBooks and audiobooks available at the Greece Public Library.  A high-tech update to the traditional bookmobile, visitors can learn how to borrow digital books, stop at the Gadget Gallery to explore a variety of devices, talk with eReading librarian experts and more. Tours are free and open to the community.

“I’m very excited that Greece was chosen as a stop on the digital bookmobile tour.” Said Supervisor Reilich. “Over 40,000 eBooks and audiobooks were checked out from our library during the first six months of this year – a 17% increase over the first six months of 2016. Having the digital bookmobile visit will allow even more residents to learn about this popular service.”

The 42-foot long Toterhome is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, free Wi-Fi connection, touchscreen monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore the Greece Public Library’s digital service. In the Gadget Gallery, readers can explore all popular devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle®. Interactive learning stations encourage visitors to search the library’s digital media collection and go through the borrowing process. Beginners can get a one-on-one tutorial from technical experts.

The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, which is the industry-leading digital reading platform to more than 36,000 libraries & schools worldwide. Residents can borrow eBooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere by visiting https://libraryweb.overdrive.com/.