Monday, February 18, 2019

Free prom dress distribution this Thursday

Do you have a family member in financial need who might find it difficult to send their daughter to the prom this spring?

There is help available. 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:

Paula Travis and the Women Helping Others organization at Zion Lutheran Church in Gasport opened a chapter of Becca's Closet in 2015 and they have literally hundreds of slightly used or new prom dresses to distribute at NO COST to girls in need in the area.

They will be distributing the dresses from Zion Lutheran Church this Thursday, February 21st, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

If you have any question, please contact Paula at or 716.4716446.

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

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Spaghetti dinner: February 19

Looking for something to do with the kids this winter break week? How about an all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner at Solid Rock Assembly of God on Route 31 in Gasport! It will take place Tuesday, February 19th at the church from 4:00 till 7:00. Take-out is available. This is one of their regular fundraisers for the Salt and Light Festival, the family-friendly event held every summer in Gasport. This is a free-will offering.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Pre-k applications

Pre-K applications are available for the 2019-2020 school year. Check the Roy-Hart website or stop by the school for your application! Children must be 4 on or before December 1, 2019.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Ports Pizza and Subs

There's a new pizzeria in Gasport. Where Maria's and Petunia's once were, now there is Port's Pizza and Subs

Friday, February 8, 2019

Girls win swimming title

Royalton-Hartland freshman Mandy Hill and her Lady Rams’ teammates stole the show Tuesday night as they won the Genesee Region/Niagara-Orleans Girls Swimming title at Gates-Chili. Here's the report from the Daily News:

Monday, February 4, 2019

Roy-Hart's new principal

The Superintendent's message about the new principal...
As you are aware, over the past two months, the District has been involved in the search and selection of our next Middle School Principal. The process began by identifying those qualities most desired in a school leader. Six focus groups were held and a synthesis of the information gathered was used to post the position. Over fifty people contributed to the process of the selection, representing our administration, teachers, support staff and community partners. Twenty applicants expressed interest and six were formally interviewed for the position by the District leadership team. From there, two finalists were determined and interviewed by students, support staff, teachers, a community group and the Board of Education.
I am pleased to share that on the evening of February 1, our Board of Education accepted my recommendation to appoint Ms. Danielle Alterio as our new Middle School Principal. Ms. Alterio brings many years of experience as a classroom teacher, assistant principal and active member of her school community. A formal introduction to the school and community will take place later this month. It is expected that Ms. Alterio will begin her new position in the District on Monday, February 25.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Modern Disposal update

The update from Modern Disposal...

For the safety of our employees and the communities we serve, Modern Disposal Services, Inc., has made the decision to NOT operate most of our Residential Collection Services on Saturday, February 2nd.

Given the extensiveness of the storm, and the changing conditions, we are asking our Residential Collection customers whose normal collection day is either Wednesday or Thursday to hold on to that material and put it out for collection on their next, regularly scheduled collection day. This includes trash, recycling, and bulk materials. For every other week recycling collection, please save that material for your next regularly scheduled collection day.

We understand that this may cause a brief inconvenience, and thank you in advance for your care and consideration.

Please review the following list for your community:

Town of Hartland - Wednesday and Thursday customers – serviced on Wednesday, February 6th and Thursday, February 7th

Town of Middleport - Wednesday and Thursday customers – serviced on Wednesday, February 6th and Thursday, February 7th

Town of Royalton - Wednesday and Thursday customers – serviced on Wednesday, February 6th and Thursday, February 7th

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Gasport fire raffle

Gasport's volunteer fire company is holding a raffle in February that is their biggest fundraiser of the year. Please support the event -- it funds their critical lifesaving and property saving efforts.

The raffle will take place at their main hall on February 16th, 2019. The raffle begins at 1 pm, food served till 4:30. They have plenty of excellent prizes, 50/50 raffles, drinks, bell jar tickets, card games and more. As for food, they will be having Turkey & Stuffing, Sausage & Sauerkraut, and Roast Beef....all prepared by Donna Eick!

Only 999 tickets are being sold, so if you'd like one or many, or have any questions, please see a Gasport Fire Department member. Tickets also available at Drum Oil & Propane, and Standish Jones Ace Hardware.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Tri-Town officers

From Tri-Town's Facebook page....

Congratulations to our incoming 2019 officers!

President Nick Boyle
Vice President Roland Graham
Secretary Nick Dicarlo
Treasurer Jean Morse

Chief Phil Richardson
1st Asst Chief Sara Burgess
2nd Asst Chief Cheryl Confer
3rd Asst Chief Chad Fuller
Gasport Station crew chief Dan Morse
Middleport Station crew chief Roland Graham
Hartland Station crew chief Nick Boyle
Vehicle Maintenance Don Ingersoll.

A very special thank you to our outgoing chief Cheryl Confer and president Cliff Grant. Thank you both for all the hard work that you have put in these positions throughout the many years you have both held the positions. The company appreciates everything you have both done!

Good news from Dr. Stopinski

If you don't follow Doctor Stopinski on Twitter you should. He shares awesome posts like these highlighting the great things going on at Roy-Hart

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Food Pantry: January 26th

The Gasport food pantry's monthly distribution is this Saturday, January 26th. It's a new year, so they will be re-verifying eligibility this month. Please bring your proof of eligibility with you.

Saplings for sale

Every spring the Niagara County Soil & water Conservation District sells DEC-raised saplings for local residents to plant for use in conservation projects and lawns. Over 60,000 trees are distributed across in Niagara County on an annual basis. The trees will be available in late April but you have to order them before March 1st.

It's a really great program for two reasons...

1) It gives you access to many different species of trees and shrubs suitable for a wide variety of soil. So, there are trees available for any conservation project you may have like creating a hedgerow, planting foodstuff for birds & mammals, starting a woodlot, stifling erosion, improving your lawn and more.

2) It's cheap. You could never buy these types and amounts of trees from nurseries or online without paying an arm and a leg. These trees are a great buy.

The order form is available in their Winter 2019 newsletter which can be downloaded here:

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Storm closings for January 19 and 20

Zion Lutheran Church and Hartland United Methodist Church will not have services Sunday, January 20th due to the storm.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Schwab's remodleing

Schwab Farm Market will be closed Monday, January 21st through Friday, January 25th for remodeling. They will reopen Saturday, January 26th. If you need something during the time they are closed they say that you can place an order and they can accommodate you.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Cuomo's budget proposal

Governor Cuomo's budget proposal came out yesterday. Under his plan Roy-Hart's share of state payments is $13,607,804, a decrease of 1.09%.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

A shed of bottles in Gasport

After two years of work, Kevin Worosz and Kitty Ulrich have finished what they describe as the hardest do-it-yourself project they've ever embarked on. It's a shed that's composed of 3,685 bottles

Friday, January 11, 2019

Fran kenneth obituary

Here is the obituary for Mr. Kenneth, the fellow who passed away in Gasport this past Tuesday. It was a life well-lived. He did a lot as a husband, father, soldier, public servant, business owner, and security guard (retiring from that last job at EIGHTY years of age):