posted on February 19, 2011 08:10
A Wind advisory remains in effect until 6PM this evening for all of Western and Central New York. Winds, 20 to 35 miles per hour with gusts to 50 miles per hour are expected. The strongest winds will likely occur this morning. Strong winds may bring down tree limbs and power lines.
A fundraiser for the Bicentennial War of 1812 Peace Garden was held last night at Terry Hills. A capacity crowd heard former Batavian Terry Anderson, and the longest held American Hostage talk about the current Middle East Situation. Anderson also revealed that he will be leaving Ohio where he has been living since his release from captivity in 1991. He will be moving back to New York State and will probably reside in the Hudson-Valley area.
At the dinner, the family of former Congressman Barber Conable was presented with the first Friends of Peace Award. Conable represented Genesee County in Congress from 1964 to 1984 and then served as president of the World Bank from 1986 to 1991. He died in 2003.
Organizers of the Peace Garden are trying to raise 125 thousand dollars for the garden which will include 20 flag poles, one for each of the participating countries in the garden movement. Batavia’s garden will recognize 200 years of peace between the United States and Canada.
Two persons were arrested last night following a disturbance at the Genesee Community College Cafeteria. Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies say 22-year-old Anthony Timberlake of North Street in Batavia became involved in an argument with another customer. 56-year-old Marsha Jones of Wade Avenue in Buffalo allegedly swore at the assistant manager of the cafeteria and then pushed a cart causing items to fall off and break. Both were charged with disorderly conduct and were issued appearance tickets.