Thursday, April 23, 2015

DEADLINE FOR REC POSITION EXTENDED

The town of Royalton has extended the deadline for submission of applications for the Recreation position. They will be accepting applications until Friday, May 8th instead of the 1st.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

LIBRARY TO OFFER SEMINAR ON HERBS

Not only are herbs a great way to spice up meals in a healthy way, they can also make your garden more beautiful. Linda Hedley, a Charter Member of the Friends of the Kenan Herb Club in Lockport, will be at the Royalton Hartland Community Library Community Room on Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. to offer her expertise on how to do both.

Her program “How to Grow and Use Herbs” will cover the basics of how to plant and care for a variety of herbs in your garden. Hedley has grown her own herbs and offers some of them for sale at the Middleport Farmers’ Market. She will share her many ideas about how to use homegrown herbs for cooking as well as some other uses that may surprise some folks!

Currently, Hedley serves as the President of the Friends of the Kenan Herb Club, an affiliate group at the Kenan Center which was established in 1985. Through the years, the Club has offered a number of programs and activities with a focus on herb-related topics ranging from culinary usage to herbal gift making.

The “How to Grow and Use Herbs” program is free and anyone interested is invited to register for this educational session by stopping by the library at 9 Vernon Street or by calling (716) 735-3281.

The Royalton Hartland Community Library offers a wide variety of programs and   services to local residents throughout the year. For more information please call the library at 735-3281, visit www.RoyHartCommunityLibrary.com.

Friday, April 17, 2015

ROYALTON JOB OPENING



TOWN OF ROYALTON
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Town of Royalton will be accepting applications for one (1) Recreation Counselor position for our Summer Recreation Program.  This is a five (5) week program which runs from 7/6/15 – 8/7/15.  CPR training will be required & provided.  Applicants must be town residents.  Applications can be obtained at the Town Clerks office, 5316 Royalton Center Road, Middleport, NY 14105, or can be found at www.townofroyalton.org under the “Employment” section.  Applications must be submitted no later than  May 1, 2015. 

Marie L. Little, CMC/RMC
Royalton Town Clerk

Monday, April 13, 2015

MIDDLEPORT TO CEASE ALS

Middleport Fire Co. will cease providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) at the end of the month. Details at the East Niagara Post...

http://www.eastniagarapost.com/2015/04/middleport-fire-co-to-no-longer-provide.html

Friday, April 10, 2015

ROYALTON BOARD AGENDA

TOWN OF ROYALTON
REGULAR BOARD MEETING AGENDA
April 13, 201; 7:00 PM

1. Open Meeting
2. Pledge to the Flag
3. Additions or corrections of the minutes as presented

4. Public Comment - Agenda Items Only
5. Communications / Petitions
New Business

Resolution to accept the Supervisor's Report for the month of March 2015.

Resolution to accept the following membership changes for the Wolcottsville Volunteer Fire Co.,:
Remove Joshua Groff from the Membership Rolls due to his resignation submitted to the fire company on March 5, 2015.

Resolution to support the following in creating "Two (2) New York States":

WHEREAS, the State of New York has one of the highest rates of population loss; and
WHEREAS, the State of New York spent more in 2012 on Medicaid than Florida and Texas combined; and
WHEREAS, Florida just surpassed New York in total population; and
WHEREAS, New York City's special issues, including Mass Transit and Rent Control, continue to dominate the state's yearly budget process; and
WHEREAS, the overwhelming majority of the state's Senators and Assembly members reside in district's south of the Tappan Zee Bridge; and
WHEREAS, the interests, concerns, and needs of the constituents who reside in the New York City metropolitan area differ drastically from those who reside upstate; and
WHEREAS, there is legislation pending in the Assembly to allow a referendum on the question "Do you support the division of New York into two separate states?"; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Royalton Town Board supports the right of the citizens to decide whether to continue to be joined with New York City;
NOW, THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Royalton supports passage of to put the question of "Two New York's" to a vote of the citizens.

Resolution to authorize Supervisor Bieber to sign the Municipal Cooperation Agreement with the Village of Middleport for a three-year contract (6/1/2015 - 5/31/2018) for Speed Enforcement in the Town of Royalton. There will be a 3% increase per year. The contract numbers are as follows:

June 1, 2015 -May 31, 2016 $46,230.79 = $3,852.57 / month (June - December)

Beginning in January 2016 there will be an additional officer to work in the Royalton Town Court due to the addition of a Metal Detector. There will be an additional $600.00 charge for this service.

The total due per month for:

January - May 2016 will be $4,452.57 / month
June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017 $55,033.77 = $4,586.15 / month
June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018 $56,684.78 = $4,723.73 / month


Resolution to authorize Supervisor Bieber to transfer $12,473.42 to the "B Fund" from the Refuse Line Item in the Budget (SR8160.4T - Tote Loan Reimbursement Expenditure) to pay down the cost of the Recycle Totes. This is the payment for 2014.

Resolution to authorize the Loyal Football & Cheerleading Organization to utilize Veterans Park in Gasport Monday through Thursday from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM beginning July 27, 2015 through October 30, 2015.

Resolution for permission to pay the bills.

Any additional items that need to come before the board at this time.

6. Public Comment - Good and Welfare of the Community
7. Adjournment - Motion to Adjourn

CRAFT & FLEA SALE


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BECCA'S CLOSET DISTRIBUTING DRESSES AGAIN THIS WEEKEND

Last weekend, the woman of Zion Lutheran Church opened the doors to Becca's Closet and only one local girl came to them for a prom dress, even though we know there are many more out there who could use some help.

They will be offering their charity again this weekend.

Do you have a family member in financial need who is finding it difficult to send their daughter to the prom?

Becca's Closet was created as a legacy to Rebecca Kirtman and the project she created prior to her passing in 2003. Becca's Closet donates formal attire to high school girls with financial need who otherwise would not be able to attend their schools' military balls, homecomings and proms. Their mission is to continue her vision and dream of helping others. You can learn about Becca's Closet here: http://www.beccascloset.org/

The Women Helping Others organization at Zion Lutheran Church in Gasport opened a chapter of Becca's Closet and over the past few weeks they have been collecting slightly used or new prom dresses to distribute at NO COST to girls in need in the area.

The will be distributing the dresses (sizes 0 to 28, with accessories) at the Church on Saturday, April 11th from 10am to 4pm. If you are in need of a dress, please schedule your appointment by contacting Paula at ladytinny559@gmail.com or 716.471.6446.

This is yet another example of the excellent local missions conducted by the good people at Zion

HARRIS OPEN FOR SEASON

Harris Farm will be opening their ice cream stand for the season this Friday from 12-9pm. They will also be having an indoor community yard sale in the green house Thursday through Saturday (April 9th through11th).

Monday, April 6, 2015

BIRD FEEDING SEMINAR AT LIBRARY

With Spring here, our fine feathered friends are returning to the area. Garner Light, a member of the Buffalo Audubon Society, will be at the Royalton Hartland Community Library Community Room on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. to share his expertise about local birds and their feeding.

The session entitled “Bird Feeding Basics” will help folks learn the basics of bird feeding in order to attract different species of birds. In addition, Light, who is also a member of the Friends of the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, will answer questions from the attendees at the session.

The program is free and anyone interested is invited to register for this educational session by stopping by the library or by calling (716) 735-3281.

The Royalton Hartland Community Library offers a wide variety of programs and  services to local residents throughout the year. For more information please call the library at 735-3281, visit www.RoyHartCommunityLibrary.com, or stop by 9 Vernon Street in Middleport.

Monday, March 30, 2015

SUNDAY'S FIRE IN GASPORT

On Sunday, March 29th, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a house fire at 4803 Gasport Road. Upon arrival, patrol units observed dark colored smoke and flames on the north west corner of the house. Gasport Chemical Hose Company, along with Terry's Corners Fire Company, responded to extinguish the fire. All residents were able to exit the house safely. A pet was reported trapped in the house but was eventually rescued by fire personnel.

The estimate of damage is undetermined at this time. The investigation is continuing by the Niagara County Origin and Cause Unit.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

BECCA'S CLOSET DISTRIBUTING PROM DRESSES

Do you have a family member in financial need who is finding it difficult to send their daughter to the prom? Read on...

Becca's Closet was created as a legacy to Rebecca Kirtman and the project she created prior to her passing in 2003. Becca's Closet donates formal attire to high school girls with financial need who otherwise would not be able to attend their schools' military balls, homecomings and proms. Their mission is to continue her vision and dream of helping others. You can learn about Becca's Closet here: http://www.beccascloset.org/

The Women Helping Others organization at Zion Lutheran Church in Gasport opened a chapter of Becca's Closet and over the past few weeks they have been collecting slightly used or new prom dresses to distribute at NO COST to girls in need in the area.

The will be distributing the dresses (sizes 0 to 26, with accessories) the next two weekends from the Church on Saturday, April 4th and Saturday April 11th from 10am to 4pm. If you are in need of a dress, please schedule your appointment by contacting Paula at ladytinny559@gmail.com or 716.471.6446.

This is yet another example of the excellent local missions conducted by the good people at Zion.

EASTER WEEKEND AT ZION CHURCH

Here is what's happening at Zion Lutheran Church on Easter weekend...

Good Friday (April 3rd) - Join them at 3pm at Covenant United Church of Christ for a Crosswalk through Gasport. Later in the day, at 7pm, the congregation gathers at Zion for a Good Friday Service of Shadows.

Easter Sunday (April 5th) - Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 7am, followed by their ever-awesome Congregational Pancake Breakfast at 8am. A special Sunday School hour follows breakfast, and then their 10:30am service will continue to hear the sounds of Easter celebration!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

FROZEN TICKETS

For those who purchased tickets for the Frozen meet & greet brunch at Terry's Corners and have been wondering where your tickets are after having purchased them online...

The tickets won't be coming, but you still have a reservation.

Reservations will be held at the door for your time slot by last name. Please bring a copy of the receipt (digital or paper) for proof of purchase to avoid any discrepancies. 

They apologize for the confusion with their online sales site. No tickets will be physically mailed to your residence.

GASPORT BRIDGE CLOSURE EXTENDED

Now the New York State Department of Transportation is saying that the estimated date of completion of painting of the lift bridge in Gasport has been extended. We were supposed to see the bridge open to traffic on April 30th but completion is now being pegged from anywhere between May 1st to May 29th (yes, that's a wide range), with it being more likely towards the second half of May. 

MRS. SEWARD HAS PASSED AWAY


Roy-Hart alumni will remember the lovable Mrs. Seward, who had served the district as a substitute music teacher from 1973 to 1995.

Who can ever forget the delightful chorus she always shared with the students at the beginning of class?

"Hello, boys and girls!"

"Hello, Mrs. Seward!"

We are sad to report that she has passed away. Our thoughts are prayers are with her family and friends.

Here is her obituary....



Helen May (Bowers) Seward, age 91, entered into rest on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport. Born August 7, 1923 in Barker, Helen is the daughter of the late Alfred "Roy" and Florence (Stockton) Bowers. Helen married Floyd Seward on June 28, 1947 at Barker Methodist Church. Mr. Seward died March 6, 2008.

Helen was a 1941 graduate of Barker Central School and was very involved with Barker's Alumni Association, a 1945 graduate of Houghton College and she received her masters in Music Education in 1971 from the University of Buffalo. She had worked at Barker Central schools as a music teacher, retiring in 1973. She also substituted in many area schools after retiring. Helen was a member of the Hartland United Methodist Church where she was the choir director for 30 years, and was involved in the Women's Club and the Elizabeth Circle, the Retired Teachers Association where she was Past President. She was also a former Vice President and song leader of Delta Kappa Gamma. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving Helen is her daughter: Susan (William) Harrod of Gasport. Helen was predeceased by her husband: Floyd and her son: Thomas Seward. Mother-in-law of: Dorothy Seward of Lockport. Grandmother of: Shannon (Jason) Schultz, Michael (Amy) Colley Jr., Benjamin Seward (McKenzie), Megan (Karl) Newton, Bailey Seward (Jackson), Wendy (Bill) Luth and Gregory (Angela) Harrod. Sister of the late: Donald R. Bowers. Also survived by 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main Street, Gasport, on Monday, March 30, 2015 from 3-7 pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:00 am from Hartland United Methodist Church, 8017 Ridge Road, Gasport, NY. Interment will be in Hartland Central Cemetery Gasport, NY.

Flowers gratefully declined, memorials appreciated to the Hartland United Methodist Church.

Please go to www.sherriebreamfuneralhome.com and leave a condolence for the family.