Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Food pantry schedule for June, July, August

Les Washbon Memorial

I was listening to Giant FM, the Niagara Region (Ontario) classic rock station when I heard an ad mentioning a special event this weekend recognizing the late, great Les Washbon of Gasport.

The Welland Motorcycle Club is presenting the fourth annual Les Washbon Memorial/750 Twin night this Saturday, June 22, at the Club's Welland, Ontario speedway.

Washbon competed professionally in AMA Pro Flat Track from the early 1980's until his retirement from racing in 1995. Washbon wore number 90.

Details about the Club and its Ontario facilities can be found here:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Ulrich receives Michelle A. Bewley scholarship

This message was posted on Michelle's Memorial Facebook page...

Congratulations to Colleen Ulrich for becoming the 14th recipient of the Michelle A. Bewley Scholar Athlete Award!

As we mentioned before, this year we had more individuals qualify for Michelle's award than ever before which made our decision challenging but we are encouraged knowing that year after year, more and more students are striving for the highest levels of excellence. We are also reminded of the importance of community and how small acts of kindness and selfless service can play such a tremendous role in impacting the lives of those around us. Colleen has gone above and beyond in supporting and encouraging her community all while representing herself and her school with grace and joy. It’s people like her, in addition to meeting all of the other requirements, who remind us so much of Michelle.

Colleen was in Orchestra as well as a member of the Royalton-Hartland School District Cross-Country, Swimming and Track and Field Teams. She is attending Keuka College in the fall for Occupational Therapy.

Colleen, we wish you the very best and welcome you into the Michelle's Memorial family.


Annual fly-in breakfast

Gasport Masonic Lodge 787's annual fly-in and drive-in breakfast will take place Sunday, June 23rd at the Gasport Airport at Dale and Mackey Roads from 8:00 till noon. It's an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. There will be pancakes with homemade blueberry sauce, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk.Cost is $8/adults; $4 for kids under 12; free for kids under 4.

Spaghetti dinner June 18

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner. TODAY: Tuesday, June 18...4 - 7 pm...Solid Rock Church, 8590 Rochester Rd. Gasport...Benefits 2019 Salt & Light Festival. Includes spaghetti with or without meatballs, salad, bread/roll, beverage and dessert. Price: Donation. Take-Outs available

SMART Schools grant secured by RH

Roy-Hart officials learned yesterday that the district's $200,000 SMART Schools grant has been approved by the Education Department. On his Twitter account, Superintendent Stopinski says the grant will be used to purchase instructional technology such as Chromebooks and Touch Panels.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Flag Day

Here are some photos from Flag Day at the Elementary School. Once again, a truly awesome celebration from Mrs. Pedini and her team! She puts a lot of effort and heart into this every year.

"Conversations with US" features Jennifer Bieber

"Conversations with US-Great Lakes States" by Chris Register is the first book in a series of nine he'll be publishing after cycling 16,000 miles across the country. In the first book he interviews former Royalton town supervisor Jennifer Bieber

Friday, June 14, 2019

Flag day at Roy-Hart

Today is Flag Day at Roy-Hart. The US&J looks ahead to today's awesome festivities:

Country music in Johnson Creek

There is live classic country music this Saturday the 15th, at 6:00 PM, at Community Fellowship Church at 3146 Johnson Creek and Route 104. The Creekside Classic Country Band and friends will be playing. Raffles, food, and fun. No charge -- there will be a free will offering

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Kevin Shanley proclomation

Yesterday, the New York Assembly passed a resolution recognizing Kevin Shanley upon the occasion of his retirement from the education field. The outgoing superintendent of the Akron Central School had been a principal in the Roy-Hart District.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Bridge closure

Griswold Street is closed between Lewiston Road and Ditch Road in the Town of Royalton for bridge replacement until approximately November 30, 2019. Detours have been posted.

Salt and Light festival 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019

FMC press release on settlement

FMC Corporation announced today that, as a follow up to an earlier-disclosed agreement in principle, it has entered into a new Order on Consent and Administrative Settlement with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). This document is the framework for activities related to the remediation of on-site and off-site areas impacted by historical operations at the Company’s site in Middleport, NY and to resolve other issues at the site. The Order on Consent was also approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

The settlement is consistent with FMC’s financial commitments previously reported in the Company’s 2018 Form 10-K filing. Under the new Order, NYSDEC will continue to undertake environmental remedial work through the 2020 construction season, with FMC taking over the remediation work after 2020.

“FMC employees have lived and worked in the Middleport area community for decades,” said Roberta Kloda, FMC Middleport plant manager. “All parties involved are working together with the same goal in mind – to continue protecting human health and the environment while maintaining safe operations at the facility.”

Residents who have questions can contact Jessica Heideman, FMC’s Community Liaison, at 716-735-9769 or visit her at the FMCCommunity Office at 8 S. Vernon Street in Middleport. Walk-in hours are 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Other times are available by appointment. Special evening hours will also be available to area residents over the next few weeks.

Governor's press release on FMC settlement

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Roy-Hart drivers join Teamsters

STA drivers and monitors who provide student transportation for the Royalton-Hartland School District have voted to join Teamsters Local 449. Over 95 percent of workers at the yard participated in the election.

"We are thrilled that Roy-Hart drivers and monitors have decided to join the growing movement of workers at STA seeking to drive up pay and benefits by organizing their union with the Teamsters," said George Harrigan, Local 449 Secretary-Treasurer. "We now represent hundreds of workers at STA yards throughout the area. The strength we gain from building density in this industry gives us the power we need to negotiate contracts that reflect how valuable these men and women are to the safety of our children."

K. Charles Branch and Lanesia Scalise are drivers at the STA Roy-Hart yard.

"I voted yes because I know that a union can give us a chance to negotiate for higher wages, more days off and better working conditions – most importantly, in writing," Branch said.

"I support the Teamsters because I'm tired of favoritism; we also should be paid more for the responsibility that we have," Scalise said.

Teamsters Local 449 represents workers in a wide variety of industries throughout the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Flag Day 2019

Mark your calendars! Heather Pedini always leads a very memorable Flag Day ceremony at Roy-Hart Elementary. Be sure to check out this incredibly patriotic event