Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Two farmers hurt in Gasport

Two farmers were hurt in a silo collapse in Gasport this morning. Both were transported to ECMC, one by Mercy Flight. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, hoping for a speedy and positive recovery. Here is the WKBW report: http://www.wkbw.com/news/two-workers-injured-after-silo-collapse

Weather observer wanted

The National Weather Service office in Buffalo, NY is looking for a volunteer weather observer to take over weather observations within about 5 miles of Lockport, NY. The individual must live on top of the Niagara Escarpment. Observers would take daily measurements of high/low temperatures, precipitation, snowfall and snow depth, each evening around 7 pm. These measurements would be relayed daily to the National Weather Service, either via the Internet or a toll - free phone number . These weather observations will be archived and use by future climate and research studies. The Observer will be provided with an electronic temperature sensor or temperature shelter with thermometers, and a rain gage and a snow measuring stick.

Details can be found here: http://www.weather.gov/media/buf/recruit_Lockport.pdf

Veterans & first responders breakfast


Monday, April 17, 2017

Boy Scouts spaghetti dinner fundraiser


Names of those injured in Gasport accident

WKBW is reporting on the names and conditions of those involved in Saturday's accident in Gasport. Once again, don't open this link unless you are ready to see horrible pictures of the vehicles (there are no photos of the injured):

http://www.wkbw.com/news/head-on-crash-injures-three-in-gasport

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Head-on crash in Gasport

On Saturday evening there was a vicious head-on crash on Route 104 between Orangeport and Hartland Roads. WGRZ reports two victims are a mother and daughter pair, and a third victim is a one year old baby. The fourth victim was a male who suffered non life-threatening injuries. Two of the accident victims were taken by Mercy Flight. This link on WKBW's website contains some gruesome pictures of the vehicles (not of the injured parties), so open with caution:

http://www.wkbw.com/news/head-on-crash-injures-three-in-gasport

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt

The good people at the Gasport Lions Club will be holding their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15th at 11:00 AM at Veteran's Park in Gasport. All children 12 and under are welcome to participate in this fun event. Here is their Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/103541376863007/

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Easter in Gasport

If you are planning to go to Church for Easter, here is the schedule of events for the 3 churches in the hamlet...

Zion Lutheran Church
Good Friday service: 7:00 PM on April 14th
Easter Sunday sunrise service: 7:00 AM
Easter Sunday breakfast: 8:00 AM
Easter Sunday church school: 9:00 AM
Easter Sunday service: 10:30 AM

Covenant United Church of Christ
Maundy Thursday service: 8:00 PM on April 13th
Easter Sunday breakfast: 9:00 AM
Easter Sunday egg hunt on church lawn: 9:15 AM
Easter Sunday service: 10:00 AM

Hartland Bible Church
Maundy Thursday service: 7:00 PM on April 13th
Easter Sunday brunch: 9:15 AM
Easter Sunday service: 10:30 AM

Monday, April 3, 2017

Roy-Hart pool needs some investment

According to a concerned parent and superintendent Klatt, Roy-Hart needs to have a conversation about improving the condition of the swimming pool, specifically the expensive swimming blocks:

http://www.lockportjournal.com/news/local_news/issues-aired-on-condition-of-r-h-pool/article_406df640-3419-5179-9870-38295156aa61.html

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pre-k applications

Applications for Roy-Hart's 2017-2018 pre-k program are due to the school this Friday. You can download the form here:

http://www.royhart.org/cms/lib/NY01913927/Centricity/Domain/21/Pre%20K%20App.pdf

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hartland Bible Church to host suicide discussion



The community is currently struggling to figure out how to handle the epidemic of suicide that has overtaken eastern Niagara County. Hartland Bible Church will be hosting an event to help raise awareness of the issue of teen suicide. They also will be looking to provide help to those who are hurting. The evening will include free pizza and drinks, the showing of the film "To Save A Life" and resources will be made available from Niagara County Crisis Services. It will take place Sunday, April 2nd from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at HBC at 8110 West Ave. in Gasport. More info can be found at the Church's Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/116776498861387/

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Grandma's Attic sale



The Grandma's Attic sale will take place at Covenant United Church of Christ on Main Street on Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st.

This sale is as large and as wonderful as last year's sale. Many beautiful kids cloths, bedding, dish sets, Christmas items, books, toys and more.

On Friday, the event runs from 10:00 to 5:00. A lunch will be served for all to enjoy. Homemade chili, sandwich, brownie and drink (soda, bottle of water or coffee) all for $5.50. A bake sale will also take place on Friday.

Then on Saturday from 9:00 to 2:00 they will be having fill-a-bag for $3.00 and the CUCC youth group will be serving a homemade chicken and biscuit dinner from 11-2.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Roy-Hart musical review

Craig Bacon of Niagara's Watercooler reviewed Roy-Hart's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie:

http://www.niagaraswatercooler.com/2017/03/thoroughly-modern-millie-takes-roy-hart.html

Klatt contract renewed

At this past week's school board meeting, the board renewed the contract for Roger Klatt, keeping him as the superintendent for both Roy-Hart and Barker. It's wise to do so --- not only are shared services financially sound, they work, too. Plus, Klatt is the  perfect man for the job. I like his vision, results, demeanor and professionalism.

Here's the US&J report:

http://www.lockportjournal.com/news/local_news/r-h-barker-will-continue-to-share-superintendent/article_1b24f3d9-a629-593a-9dd2-86cdc9b914fc.html?utm_source=Publicaster&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily_Newsletter&utm_content=READ

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Pack 18 digs out hydrants





Gasport was pounded by 2 feet of snow on Tuesday and Wednesday. Having those days off from school for snow days, the scouts from pack 18 of Gasport remained industrious -- they did their good turn digging out fire hydrants throughout the area!