Friday, November 24, 2017

Buy local this Christmas

When out Christmas shopping, don't forget to "buy local." Help keep money in Gasport, drive our economy and support your neighbors by buying wine at Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards, candy/jelly/honey at Schwab Farm Market, cheeses at Teacup Farm, meats at Hartland Abattoir Corp., Christmas items at Always Christmas, everything under the sun at Standish-Jones Building Supply, gift certificates to our ding establishments and anything else you can think of at any number of local businesses.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dr. Kloda is named FMC's plant manager



Dr. Roberta Kloda, a resident of Lewiston, NY, has been named manager of FMC’s Agricultural Solutions plant in Middleport.

Dr. Kloda has more than 10 years of environmental, health and safety knowledge and experience and a strong background in heavy industrial manufacturing. She previously served as Environmental, Health and Safety manager for the FMC Middleport Plant where she also managed environmental requirements and waste reduction projects. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Safety Council and on the Board of the Western New York Safety Council.

Dr. Kloda received a Doctorate in Leadership and Policy from Niagara University, and a Master’s in Public Health and Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Recombinant Gene Technology from Western Kentucky University.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Covenant United Church


Michelle's Memorial 5K Run

The goal of Michelle's Memorial is to provide a scholarship at Royalton Hartland for graduating Seniors, encourage sports in our community as well as offer the remembrance of Michelle Bewley (Schuler) who, in 2006, passed away at the age of 29 in a car accident.

The goal is to reward a student that took part in music and sports, excelled academically and portrayed a whole lot of heart both on and off the field, just as Michelle did.

The 6th annual Michelle's Memorial 5k will take place on Saturday, November 18th at 9:00 AM at the fire hall in Middleport. Registration begins at 8:00 AM.

For more information, visit Middleport's website: http://middleport-newyork.com/6th-annual-michelles-memorial-5k/

Friday, November 3, 2017

Bazaar and turkey dinner

The Covenant United Church of Christ's annual bazaar and donation dinner is tomorrow, Saturday, November 4th. The day's activities run from 10:00 till 7:00.

Take out will be available for lunch and dinner.

Lunch is served by CUCC's youth group from 11:00 till 2:00.

The famous turkey dinner, cooked by the church folk and served by Troop 18, is donation style, and it will be available from 3:30 till 7:00.

The bazaar begins at 10:00 and it will feature homemade jams, hot pepper jelly, beets, carrots, tomatoes, and fresh baked sweet breads, rolls,muffins, pies, and cookies.

There will also be hand sewn items from purses to scarfs as well as tree skirts, wreaths and centerpieces.

There will be a kids booth with games and prizes.

The Faceboook event page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/653877308333988/

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Always Christmas open house

The annual Always Christmas Open House will be held at Standish Jones on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 11 am - 4 pm.

This year will feature their 4th Annual Holiday Basket Raffle to benefit Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. PLUS, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, participate in a scavenger hunt, free crafts and activities, enjoy free popcorn, cookies and cider, and so much more! This day only comes once a year - don't miss it!


If you haven't been to Always Christmas
(the all-year Christmas store on the top floor of Standish-Jones) in a while, you are in for a surprise....there are many new Christmas items, toys, and games.

Here is the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/124055281609774/

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Help make Breakfast With Santa a success

The Fourth of July Committee is looking for raffle items and food donations to help make the December 3rd Breakfast With Santa a success, which in turn makes the Fourth of July a success...


Monday, October 30, 2017

Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive 2017



When people donate food to food pantries, usually it’s canned goods that kids all too often aren’t much interested in eating. That’s why Pete Robinson of Lockport founded the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive in 2010: He wanted to provide local needy families with foods that kids enjoy.

This year's PB&J Drive begins November 1st, with donation bins for unopened jars of peanut butter, jelly and marshmallow Fluff being set up all over the Niagara Frontier.

There are 5 drop-off sites in Gasport: Chop Shop; Durfs/MJ Tire; Nickleback Bottle and Can Redemption Center, Royalton town  hall and Schwab’s Farm Market.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Chowder sale: October 28th



If you'd like to support a worthy cause and get some awesome food, Boy Scout Troop 18 will be cooking their famous chowder tonight on Main Street. It will be available on Saturday morning at the Covenant Church from 9:30 till gone. Cost is $18/gallon, $16/gallon if you provide the container, and $6 per quart.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Mrs. Retzlaff has passed away

Sadly, Roy-Hart has lost yet another beloved longtime teacher. Mrs. Retzlaff was a kind and caring elementary school teacher for 35 years in the district.

Her obituary: http://obituaries.lockportjournal.com/story/linda-spencer-retzlaff-1943-2017-990632421

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mr. Pregmon has passed away



Stephen Pregmon was a Roy-Hart musical teacher and the district's string orchestral director for an amazing 35 years. He passed away last Thursday. Here is the obituary for the always happy and inspiring Mr. Pregmon, who had a huge impact on Gasport, Middleport and beyond:

http://www.taylorandreynolds.com/stephen-pregmon/

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CUCC bazaar and dinner: November 4th

The Covenant United Church of Christ's annual bazaar and donation dinner is on November 4th. The day's activities run from 10:00 till 7:00.

Take out will be available for lunch and dinner.

Lunch is served by CUCC's youth group from 11:00 till 2:00.

The famous turkey dinner, cooked by the church folk and served by Troop 18, is donation style, and it will be available from 3:30 till 7:00.

The bazaar begins at 10:00 and it will feature homemade jams, hot pepper jelly, beets, carrots, tomatoes, and fresh baked sweet breads, rolls,muffins, pies, and cookies.

There will also be hand sewn items from purses to scarfs as well as tree skirts, wreaths and centerpieces.

There will be a kids booth with games and prizes.

This is CUCC's biggest and most important fundraiser of the year. Last year, they added a raffle and will be holding one again this year. If you'd like to donate a raffle item and support CUCC and the great mission work they do in the community, please call Carol Genet, who is coordinating the raffle at 622.3095.