Monday, June 29, 2015


Jim Haslett who played for the Buffalo Bills from 1979 to 1985 had spent 24 years in various coaching roles in the NFL. He now has a new role as a consultant with Penn State's football team. We mention this because Jim once lived in Gasport and owned the Double Nickel Ranch in town, a horse ranch named after his jersey number -- 55.


Tri-Town Ambulance is having an open house in July...check out the equipment, meet the team, buy a chicken dinner, and bid on some great prizes!

Here is the Facebook event page:

Also, be sure to check out Tri-Town's website that was launched earlier this year:

The tickets for the BBQ dinner are on sale now and can be purchased from any Tri-Town member or at Standish & Jones hardware.

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremony will be held in the High School Auditorium on June 27th at 7:00pm. Admission to the auditorium will be by ticket only. There will be additional viewing from the chorus room.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


The Iroquois Trail Council, which serves all of the Boy Scout troops of Orleans County, is hosting an Eagle Scout alumni event on Friday, July 17th at Camp Dittmer in Phelps, New York. This is open to anyone who became an Eagle Scout in any troop of the Iroquois Trail Council or its predecessor – the Lewiston Trail Council.

The purpose of this event is to bring together the Council’s Eagle scouts (youth and adults alike) in hopes of creating an Eagle Scout Alumni Association that will mentor potential Eagle Scouts, host networking events, and conduct service projects at Camp Dittmer or Camp Sam Wood.

Check-in will be at 4:00 PM and the evening will include a meet-and-greet, a State of the Council address, dinner with the campers, a camp tour and a camp fire. Also, if anyone would like to make a full day out of it, the camp will be accessible all day long, allowing the Eagles to check out program areas and watch the water carnival.

If you would like to attend this event, please email Board President Bob Confer at and Council Executive Jim McMullen at For more information, the Council’s website is  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015



Business First came out with their affluence index, ranking 170 zip codes across Western New York. Gasport actually ranks as one of the more affluent communities in the area, coming in 37th overall.

The scores are based on each zip code's performance relative to the Western New York averages in 12 categories concerning wealth and earning power. Above-average dollar figures or percentages receive positive marks, while below-average readings are given negative scores. The 12 category scores for each community are added to yield its final rank.

Some key indicators for 14067 are...

Median household income: $53,009

Median home value: $124,500

Poverty rate: 12.05%

Gasport's full statistics can be read here:

Business First's report on the affluence index (along with all the rankings) can be seen here:

Monday, June 22, 2015


Dollar General has posted a job opening for store manager for their Gasport store:


The next membership meeting of the Friends of the Royalton Hartland Community Library will be Friday, July 10 at noon at the library, 9 Vernon Street in Middleport. Sandwiches and salad from Bond Catering will be served and anyone interested in attending can RSVP to the library at 735-3281.

This membership meeting is especially for interested new members and it is the time that current members invite a friend to become a new Friend of the Library.

Members are asked to bring one or more lottery tickets to the meeting. For each ticket they donate they will receive a chance to win a $25 gift card at the luncheon. The lottery tickets will be used in the Friend’s Gift Basket that will be raffled off during the Middleport Labor Day Book Sale and Car Cruise events in September.

In addition to a friendly lunch, meeting time will be spent in getting to know the new Library Director, Sonora Miller. The Friends of the Library will also discuss how the group can assist her in the summer and fall with programs, book sales, and other ideas and activities planned for the library.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP by calling the library by July 1.

For more information about the Royalton Hartland Community Library and its programs, please visit the library’s website at or you can call the library at 735-3281.

Saturday, June 20, 2015


It's always interesting to read the blogs of travelers as they pass through Gasport. Check out this blog post from Mike and Jana who have been taking their boat the Lady J down the Canal. They have nothing but great things to say about Petunia's pizza:

Friday, June 19, 2015


The Fifth annual Meghan Redenbach Memorial "Man Up" Car & Bike Show will take place on Saturday, July 18th at 9:00 AM at the East Amherst Fire Department.

Registration: 9:00 am
Pre Registration (received by July12th) $15
Date of Event $20
Awards : 4 pm
Dash Plaques to first 100 participants
Basket Raffle & Chinese Auction
50/50 Drawing
Food & Music
Proceeds to benefit "Man Up" Memorial Award, Carly's Club and Make-A-Wish of WNY
All Makes and Models are welcome

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


FMC Corporation, which operates the Agricultural Solutions plant in Middleport, is hosting an Ice Cream Social Mix and Mingle on Wednesday, June 24 for Middleport area residents and their families with the opportunity to learn more about FMC’s community and environmental programs. Residents are encouraged to attend and also find out more about FMC’s Home Value Assurance Program, community partnerships, and environmental project work.


Last month at the annual gala held by the Niagara County Federation of Republican Women, Royalton town supervisor Jennifer Bieber was recognized by the organization with its Leadership Award.

It was certainly a well-deserved award. Under her watch as Royalton town supervisor, the town has welcomed new businesses, created cost-sharing endeavors with the town of Hartland, launched a much-improved recycling program, maintained good financial health and much more.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015


Here's a report from the Lockport Union Sun and Journal about the state's plans to use the Red Creek waterfalls at the intersection of Slayton Settlement and Quaker Roads for swift water rescue training:

Friday, June 12, 2015


Please join the Town of Lockport Historical Society and The Town of Royalton Historical Society for a summer picnic on the evening of Monday, June 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Pomeroy School, Leete & Lower Mountain Roads, Lockport, New York.

Hotdogs and beverage will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass and lawn chairs if you’d like to sit outside (weather depending of course). Their guest speaker will be Don Thompson, former director of the County Veterans Assoc.

Come enjoy the fresh air, the countryside, good food and company.

This is open to everyone. They would love to see some new faces as well as our current members. Please spread the word if you know anyone who would like to join them. If you have any questions, please call Jennifer Bieber, 735-7335. They hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


The Royalton Fourth of July festivities will take place on Saturday, July 4th, 2015.

The parade will start at 6 pm from the Hartland Bible Church, head east on West Ave., south on Main St., east on Park Ave., north on Central Ave., east on Maplewood Ave., north on Mack Ave., west on East Ave., north on Central Ave., west on State St., and back to the church. 

The park and parking will open at 7 pm. Buses will start at 7 pm from Gasport Fire Hall and Terry's Corners. Food vendors will open at 7 pm.

There will be a children's movie at 7:30.

The dixieland band, "23 Ski Doo" will play from 7pm till 8pm. Jonsie & The Firecrackers will play from 8pm till 10pm.  Fireworks start at 10 pm.

If anyone would like to help, please contact Jeff Brown at 

The Committee would like to thank all the area businesses and town's people who donate to make this day a success. The Committee wants everyone to know this is not a Town or County event -- it is made possible entirely by donations and volunteerism. Donations can be mailed to: Royalton 4th Of July Committee  8511 East Ave. Gasport, NY 14067