Friday, August 28, 2015

ST. MICHAEL'S "THE STORY"


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LIBRARY'S USED BOOK SALE

The library’s popular Book Sale will take place Saturday, September 5 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Royalton Hartland Community Library, 9 Vernon Street in Middleport. The sale continues through the week of September 8 – 12 during regular library hours, and culminates on Sunday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Book Sale is perfect for avid readers who want to stock up on books covering a wide variety of topics and authors for an amazing $2 bag. This fall’s large selection of used books features titles for all ages of readers.

The used books being sold are items that were donated by residents for someone else to read and enjoy, along with a small number of outdated or discarded materials from the library’s shelves.

The annual Book Sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is held regularly at the Royalton Hartland Community Library. The Book Sale is a great opportunity for readers to get some popular titles and authors at discounted prices.

In addition to the Book Sale, tickets for a chance to win any of the 13 beautiful themed gift baskets that are currently on display at the library can be purchased for $1 each or 6 for $5.

Each of the gift baskets will be raffled off by the Friends of the Library after 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, the day of the Car Show that takes place in Middleport. Residents can stop into the library anytime for raffle tickets or get them from now until September 13.

For more information about the Annual Book Sale or the gift basket raffle, call the library at 735-3281. The Royalton Hartland Community Library provides residents a variety of programs, events and materials that are listed on the library’s website at www.RoyHartCommunityLibrary.com.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A LOOK AT THE UPCOMING FOOTBALL SEASON

The Orleans Hub gives this preview of the gridiron season for the combined Barker/Roy-Hart squad...

http://www.orleanshub.com/sports2015/Barker-RoyHart-football-squad-prepping-for-fifth-season.htm

TEDDY IS A NATIONAL STORY

ROY-HART HIRING MAINTENANCE PERSON

Royalton-Hartland is looking for a Building Maintenance Person.

Requirements: Graduation from high school or possession of a New York State equivalency diploma AND two (2) years of experience in either general building construction or maintenance work in one or more of the standard trades.  Possession of a valid New York State motor vehicle license; HVAC experience a plus.

Beginning salary is $17.63/hour. 
 
Send application to:  Michael Fisher, Director of Facilities, 54 State Street, Middleport NY 14105.  Application deadline is August 31, 2015.

The application form can be downloaded here:

http://www.royhart.org/cms/lib/NY01913927/Centricity/Domain/254/Civil%20Service.pdf

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

HOLLYWOOD WAS FOUND

A happy ending to the story about Hollywood, the little dog who ran scared from a car accident: He was found and returned to his owner yesterday. Kudos to all the folks who looked for and eventually caught the scared little pup. You gotta love Gasport!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WKBW REPORT ON THE DUMPED DOG

WKBW (channel 7) news ran a story last night about the dumped dog that has captured the hearts of Gasport residents (and all Western New Yorkers for that matter).  For all of the evil that it takes to dump a dog roadside in a garbage bag, think about all the good in this story -- the report highlights the young heroine Malory Steiner (who checked on the garbage bag), her family (who initially cared for the dog) and Buffalo Pug and Small Breed Rescue (who have now taken on caring for "Teddy"). Watch the report here...



MISSING DOG IN GASPORT


On Monday morning there was a car accident at Route 31 and Main Street in Gasport. One of the passengers was a small dog. The dog -- whose name is Hollywood -- was so scared he took off running and never came back. If you find the dog please contact the owner, Ashley, at 585.771.7640.

Monday, August 24, 2015

DOG DUMPING IS COMMON IN AREA

East Niagara Post reports on the dumped dog -- and how his story is not unique. Sadly, dog dumping has become common in the area:

http://www.eastniagarapost.com/2015/08/dog-dumped-in-royalton-its-not-isolated.html

CLASS OF 2005 REUNION

Plans are underway for the Roy-Hart class of 2005's ten year reunion to be held at Becker Farms in November:

http://middleport-newyork.com/class-of-2005-ten-year-reunion-plans/

STATUS OF THE DOG THAT WAS DUMPED ON MOUNTAIN ROAD

Many are wondering what the status is of the little dog that was dumped on Mountain Road in a garbage bag.

Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue, Inc. have been in contact with Royalton's Dog Control officer Scott and will be picking up the dog on Wednesday night.

The dog is missing some teeth, has cataracts and some kind of skin condition. He is emaciated and has obviously been neglected for some time.

He will need vetting ASAP and Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue, Inc. could use some donations to get this guy back on his feet. You will find a donation link on their website at buffalopugs.org. or their PayPal link rescue@buffalopugs.org.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

DOG DUMPED IN A GARBAGE BAG IN ROYALTON


Town Of Royalton Dog Control was called to Mountain and Bolton Road in the Town Of Royalton to assist Middleport PD with a dog dump off by a dark colored SUV. The dog was placed in a garbage bag. A homeowner saw the bag moving and went to check on it and found this older male dog. The SUV was headed West on Mountain Rd when last seen. If anyone recognizes this dog please call Town of Royalton's dog control officer Scott Wymyczak at 716-417-5151.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

3rd ANNUAL ROYALTON COMMUNITY DAY

The third annual Royalton Community Day will take place Sunday, August 23rd from noon till 4:00 at the Royalton Town Hall.

Present at the event will be the local fire companies (Wolcottsville, Gasport, Terry's Corners and Middleport), the Red Cross, the Town Historian and the Town of Royalton Historical Society.  The Niagara County Sheriff will be doing a K-9 demonstration and car seat check. The Sheriff's Command Center will be on site.

The Town will be providing pop and hot dogs to the community. They will also have a small flea market and local businesses and organizations will have tables set up at the event as well. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

GENEALOGIST TO SPEAK AT LIBRARY

Thanks to a grant from the New York State Educations Department, the Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE)  now available at the Royalton Hartland Community Library. Now many local folks are trying to discover their family roots. This online service provides individuals the most comprehensive resource for discovering their roots, but one may not know where to start.

Thanks to Genealogist Lou Omel, that task may be a bit easier. Omel, a  consultant from the Family History Center in Williamsville, will be at the Royalton Hartland Community Library on Monday, August 24 at 7 p.m. with an informal presentation entitled “Climbing Your Family Tree”. It will focus on how to use the online database available at Ancestry LE to research your family background. It will be followed by a question and answer period.

When the library is open, patrons can access Ancestry LE from one of the library’s public computers or from their own devices using the library’s Wi-Fi connection. Omel will be explaining how to use this online resource effectively.

Anyone attending the August 24 program with a special interest such as specific countries of origin, the military, local history, the Civil War, etc. can let the library know when they register.

As space is limited, it is advised to register for this program by calling the library at 716-735-3281.

The Royalton Hartland Community Library provides residents a wide variety of programs and materials that can be found on the library’s website at www.RoyHartCommunityLibrary.com .

Saturday, August 8, 2015

ORANGEPORT CEMETERY MEETING

The annual meeting of the Orangeport Union Cemetery Association will be held at 7:30PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at the Covenant United Church of Christ, Main Street Gasport. Please use the side (south) entrance. Officers will be elected for the ensuing year. All lot owners are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

MEDINA TAKES AIM AT TRI-TOWN

Occasionally, Medina is dispatched to assist Niagara County fire and EMS with calls. They are now looking to get something out of it and, in this article that appeared in the Daily News, have even suggested they would try to take over Tri-Town Ambulance's territory, something that can't be allowed to happen. We will keep you posted as this story develops.

http://www.thedailynewsonline.com/news/article_135dd99c-3b3d-11e5-a0b5-83ceb8b51dbe.html

Monday, August 3, 2015

ROAD REPAIR

Carmen Road in the Town of Royalton will be closed at the railroad tracks beginning today, Monday, August 3rd until Friday afternoon, August 7th. for work on the railroad crossing.

Friday, July 24, 2015

LEGO CLUB AT THE ROYALTON HARTLAND LIBRARY


Most adults don’t know that the name “LEGO” is an abbreviation of the two Danish words "leg godt", meaning "play well", but you don’t have to tell the kids that. They know all about how much fun they have creating and playing with LEGO bricks.

Children, teens and even adults have been “playing well” at the weekly meetings of the LEGO Club at the Royalton Hartland Community Library every Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the upstairs Community Room.  Children of all ages are invited to come and create wild vehicles, super buildings and creatures with LEGOs as they exercise their imaginations.  

The LEGO as we know it was born in 1932 in a small carpenter’s workshop in Denmark and over the past 80 years has been enjoyed by generations, including the 20 or so members of the newly formed LEGO Club at the Royalton Hartland Library.

“The great thing about LEGOs is that building with them encourages an active and collaborative approach to problem solving. And they make learning fun, which everyone can appreciate,” says Sonora Miller, Library Director.

“No registration is required for the LEGO Club. We know folks are busy and we want them to come, create, have fun and build new things whenever they can stop in for a meeting. We have all about 25 children of all ages attending the meetings, and since parents are required to attend with their children during the summer months, families are discovering that LEGO club is a fun activity that they can all enjoy together. ”

“We are also looking for donations of LEGOs for our members to use at our meetings. Anyone can drop off their previously used LEGOs and we will put them to good use at our Wednesday afternoon meetings,” Miller adds.

For more information about the Royalton Hartland Library’s LEGO Club and the library’s other programs please call the library at (716) 735-3281. Additional details can be found online at the library’s website at www.RoyHartCommunityLibrary.com .