Thursday, December 12, 2019

Thank you from PTA

A message from Casey at the RoyHart Elementary PTA...

I just wanted to sincerely thank our AMAZING community for coming together to save the Snowflake Shop this year! You all came out in full force as a community, and we should all feel blessed to have each other. Not one person turned the post into an argument, instead you shared , Volunteered and recruited more volunteers.

Thank you Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Aunts and Highschool students. It has been an ABSOLUTE pleasure working with you this year, you have all been so amazing and have just made such amazing memories for our kiddos.

McCollum Farms letter to editor

Gasport's McCollum Farms have come out against the proposed solar projects in today's Lockport paper:

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Ohol and Bacon achieve All-State

Royalton–Hartland High School Senior Madison Ohol was selected to perform with the NYSSMA All-State Symphonic Band for the second year in a row and senior Aaron Bacon was selected to perform with the NYSSMA All-State Wind Ensemble. Both students participated in a concert held at the acclaimed Eastman Theatre in Rochester, NY during the annual Winter Conference of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) held from December 5 – 8. Those chosen to participate in an ensemble at this conference represent the best high school musicians from all of New York State as determined by previous NYSSMA solo festival scores and teacher recommendation.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Update from the PTA

Just a little update on the snowflake shop.... Thank you to everyone who has reached out to volunteer. We still need more but have enough to run at the bare minimum right now.
This is an event the children truly look forward to and have so much fun shopping at, it is a shame it almost had to be canceled due to lack of volunteers. The events that you are used to bringing your kiddos too that they look forward to are all run on a volunteer basis. We are currently looking for chairs to take over multiple events in the Elementary school. The parents that have run them for so long have moved up to the middle school and want to do things for their kids. These events include The Halloween Party, Snowflake, Easter Bunny Breakfast, Ice Cream Social & Field Day.

Many hands make light work and if everyone could just chip in we have a fabulous community and can do so much for our kids together.

We are currently looking for a chair for next year to take Snowflake over. After 8 years of running this Casey 's daughter is moving up to the middle school and she will no longer have any kiddos in Elementary. If you have an interest in taking this over please contact her. Thank you.

Friday, December 6, 2019

PTA needs help

This is an URGENT plea for volunteers from the Elementary School PTA.
As of yesterday afternoon they had just 14 volunteers signed up for the Snowflake Shop next week. They need a minimum of 30 more volunteers with full coverage to run this. If they do not have the coverage they need by 3 pm today (Friday the 6th) they will sadly have to cancel this event. Please share. Invite grandparents, Aunts, Uncles. They need the help desperately.

Please contact Casey Yaeger

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Mitten Tree at Drum Oil

The Mitten Tree outside of the Gasport post office has been pretty much stripped bare. If you still want to have an impact with this awesome endeavor and bring holiday cheer to local kids in need, there remains some mittens that need charity on the mitten tree in Drum Oil's office on Route 31 in Gasport

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Food drive makes the news

Be sure to watch WGRZ's report about how the students at Royalton-Hartland School District Middle School stocked the shelves of the Gasport Community Food Pantry & Clothing Closet. This is why I'm always thankful to live in the community where I do. Gasport/Roy-Hart is a great place to raise a family!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Breakfast With Santa

Holahan retires from Roy-Hart

I was fortunate to have Mr. Holahan as a teacher back in my junior high days. Great guy. He's been an accomplished, impactful teacher and coach for Royalton-Hartland School District. He led Roy-Hart's varsity volleyball team for 44 years (he also coached basketball and softball). He retires today. Thank you, Bill, for positively impacting so many lives.

Monday, November 25, 2019

The 13th annual Mitten Tree

The Mitten Tree is up!

When you’re out and about shopping for Christmas, please extend your giving beyond your family. Please buy a gift for a needy child in Gasport.

This is the thirteenth year for this awesome program that is run by the Gasport Lions Club.

Here’s how it works…

The tree is located out front of the Gasport post office at the corner of Main Street and Route 31.
Take a mitten from it and give a gift that is appropriate to the age/gender of the child noted on the mitten.

Attach the mitten to the unwrapped gift and drop it off at Absolut Care or Drum Oil (they have drop boxes) or at the Elementary School (under the tree in the lobby). The Lions Club will distribute the gifts in time for the holidays.

Please participate and make Christmas a little better for a child – maybe even your neighbor – who is in need. That’s what the holiday is all about.

Fireball visible in Gasport

On Sunday, November 24th, I witnessed a very large, very green fireball in Gasport, in broad daylight...7:15 AM.

After posting this observation on Facebook, two other Gasport residents said they saw it.

And, the American Meteor Society's reports page showed that quite a few people saw it in a wide area.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Replacement trees being planted

Here's a photo that Dr. Stopinski posted on Twitter. These are trees being being placed at the High School to replace those removed by FMC remediation

WGRZ comes to Roy-Hart

WGRZ's Heather Ly was at Royalton-Hartland School District's Middle School to film a story about the highly successful food drive that benefits the Gasport Food Pantry

Food Drive at the Elementary School

Looks like there could be some friendly competition going on. Do you think the Elementary School can beat the Middle School in items collected? You know who wins when it's all said and done, though? Families in need of the towns of Royalton and Hartand who use the services of the Gasport Food Pantry. These drives teach kids great lessons about charity and service that hopefully lead to a lifetime of the same.

Thanksgiving Eve in Gasport

The evening before Thanksgiving is one of America's biggest bar/nightclub nights of the year as snowbirds, expats, etc. return home for the holiday and want to catch up with friends while in town.

Gasport certainly has its share of Thanksgiving Eve events.

The Canalside Inn's party features Last Call (unplugged) from 9 until midnight. The event page is:

Chop Shop Bar and Grill
features DJ One Ten from 10:00 PM until 1:00 AM. The event page is:

Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards
has a shindig from 6 until midnight with live music from Dave Stockton, drink specials, and food specials. The Facebook page is here:

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Nerds Gone Wild

FMC award

FMC has been recognized for leadership in environmental, health, safety and security performance by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) with the Responsible Care® Company of the Year Award for its TH!NK. SAFE.™program, which is at the core of the company's safety commitment. TH!NK. SAFE. fosters a dynamic safety culture through interactive programs that engage all levels of the organization. A visible example of FMC’s commitment is this signage prominently displayed at FMC’s Middleport plant. FMC also received a Sustainability Leadership Award for 2019 from ACC.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Music Club fundraiser

The Roy-Hart Music Parents Club is selling gift cards in time for holiday gift giving. All proceeds earned from the sale of the gift cards support the Roy-Hart Music program. Details can be found on the following webpage or you may contact for more information. The website is:

PORC video on hunting around solar

Protect Our Rural Communities has produced this video that offers their assessment of how solar will affect hunting and recreational use of firearms: