Saturday, November 30, 2013

7th ANNUAL MITTEN TREE

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.

The Mitten Tree is back this year.

This is the seventh year for this awesome program that is run by the Gasport Lions Club. The official kickoff is this Tuesday at 10:00 AM when Roy-Hart Elementary School students will carol and decorate the tree.

Here’s how it works…

The tree will be 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.

It’s extremely important that the community supports the Mitten Tree. The economy is still a mess, unemployment is still high, and we need folks to help those who are struggling. 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.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

HARTLAND PASTOR ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE



Official NYSP news release....

The New York State Police announce the arrest of Reverend Roy Harriger Sr, 70, of Middleport, NY on sexual abuse charges, following an investigation by State Police Investigators in SP Albion.

Mr. Harriger, currently the Reverend of Community Fellowship Church in the Town of Hartland was arrested for two counts of Course of Sexual Conduct (B Felony), two counts of Incest (E Felony), and four counts of Sodomy 1st (B Felony).  These crimes occurred between September 2000 and September 2001 in the Town of Yates, Orleans County, when he was the Reverend of the Wesleyan Church in Lyndonville, NY.

Investigation revealed that alleged crimes have been perpetrated in New York, as well as the states of Michigan and Pennsylvania between 1974 and 2003.

The incidents that occurred in Michigan and Pennsylvania have been referred to their respective State Police agencies.

Mr. Harriger was processed at SP Albion, and was arraigned in the Town of Yates before Judge Donald Grabowski.  He was remanded to the Orleans County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail, to return to Court on December 3, 2013.

The State Police request that anyone with any information, or if they believe they may have been the victim of sexual abuse in this case, to contact the State Police in Albion at (585)589-4244.



The report from WGRZ TV...



Wednesday, November 27, 2013

ROY-HART GRAD COMPLETES BASIC TRAINING


Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Catherine A. Stoddard graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The Airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Stoddard is the daughter of Shelly and Robert Stoddard of Middleport. She is a 2012 graduate of Royalton-Hartland High School, Middleport.

VIDEO OF WGRZ STORY ABOUT MEGHAN'S JOURNEY

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ALUMNI GAME TOMORROW

THE 8th ANNUAL ROY-HART ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27, 2013

R-H HIGH SCHOOL GYM

7 PM

ADMISSION: ADULTS -- $3 STUDENTS -- $1

PRIZES and LOTS OF FAMILY FUN!!

All of the proceeds go back to our student-athletes and all of the teams at Roy-Hart

Please come out for a fun night and meet some of the Alumni!

This event is sponsored by the: ROY-HART SPORTS BOOSTER CLUB

WGRZ REPORT ON MEGHAN'S JOURNEY

Today, on WGRZ TV 2's DayBreak, Melissa Holmes reported on the launch of "Meghan's Journey" and what Meghan Redenbach meant to our community.

You can read the transcript here:

http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/local/niagara-county/2013/11/26/meghan-redenbach-book/3745315/


You can also catch Melissa Holmes on WLVL 1340 AM (or online at wlvl.com) at 11:45 AM today when she will talk with host Tim Schmitt about her visit with the Redenbachs.

And, don't forget that the book launch is tonight at Terry's Corners!

Monday, November 25, 2013

GASPORT CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

On Sunday, December 8th, at 4:00, the Gasport Beautification Committee will be hosting their annual Christmas festivities at the Gasport fire fall. There will be caroling and gifts for the little ones --- last year, the GBC celebrated the season with 100 kids and all went home with a present!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

RIDGE ROAD'S HISTORY

Ridge Road -- Route 104 -- has always been one of the most important travel and trade routes in Gasport, rivaled only by the Erie Canal and Route 31 historically and currently, respectively. The Saturday edition of the Lockport Union Sun and Journal featured a nice write-up about the history of the road in the paper's weekly history column...

http://www.lockportjournal.com/columns/x207077538/NIAGARA-DISCOVERIES

MEGHAN'S JOURNEY BOOK RELEASE THIS TUESDAY

Don't forget that the book "Meghan's Journey" by and about the late and beloved Meghan Redenbach will be officially launched from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Terry's Corners Fire Hall. Books will be available for a $19.99 donation to Meghan's Fund.

The Lockport Union Sun and Journal features a front-page article about the book in Sunday's paper...

http://www.lockportjournal.com/local/x207078409/Meghans-Journey

Friday, November 22, 2013

ROAD CLOSURE SATURDAY

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is reporting that Route 31 will be closed between Chestnut Ridge Rd. (Route 77) and Cottage Road between the hours of 9 and noon this Saturday, November 23rd for a Fire Department exercise. Plan accordingly and use alternate travel routes.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

THANKSGIVING EVE IN GASPORT

Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest party/bar nights of the year...many people return to their hometowns for family get-togethers and the Wednesday before the big dinner represents a great time to catch up with old friends.

There's are 2 perfect venues for such celebrations in Gasport.

Becker Brewery at Becker Farms will have festivities beginning at 7:30 where you can enjoy live music from Dave Stockton and Pocket Change, your favorite locally brewed beers and estate produced wine, and their Brand new BBC Traditional Hard Cider.

The Canalside Inn -- home of the best beef on weck on the planet -- will be having a Thanksgiving Eve party featuring entertainment provided by Last Call.

ZION CLOTHING CLOSET COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE

Due to the overwhelming amount of clothing donated to the clothing closet at Zion Lutheran Church, the church's youth group will be hosting a FREE community clothing open house this Saturday, November 23rd from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the church. Anyone needing clothes may come in and take whatever they need.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WINE TRAIL EVENT BENEFITS GASPORT FOOD BANK

The Niagara Wine Trail has issued an impact statement regarding their recent "Share the Bounty" event. The numbers are very impressive and among them was the $816 and 25 canned goods collected by Vizcarra Vineyards. They will be donating the funds and food to the Zion Lutheran Church food bank in Gasport.

To see how the other wineries and selected charities fared, check out this report in the Niagara Frontier Publications:


http://www.wnypapers.com/news/article/current/2013/11/18/113583/niagara-wine-trail-usa-raises-more-than-9700-for-charities-with-share-the-bounty-event

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MEMORIAL FUND FOR JOE SCACCIA'S FAMILY

Last week it was mentioned here that 1990 Roy-Hart grad Joe Scaccia had passed away in an accident in Allegany County. He left behind a wife and 5 kids, all of whom, like he was, are beloved in the Wellsville community.

The Wellsville Bible Church has set up a fund to help Joe's family. Contributions may be sent to Wellsville Bible Church, PO Box 155, Wellsville, NY 14895.

CHRISTMAS CUPBOARD

The 28th annual Christmas Cupboard will take place Friday, November 22nd (9:30 to 8:00) and Saturday, November 23rd (9:30 to 4:00) at the Hartland Bible Church in the hamlet. Crafters will be selling a wide variety of items and there will also be foodstuff like jams, jellies and baked goods. Credit cards cannot be accepted --  checks or cash only.

Monday, November 18, 2013

ROGER KLATT: BALANCING 2 SCHOOL DISTRICTS

In case you missed it, in a recent Sunday edition of the Buffalo News they ran an interesting article that looked at how Roy-Hart/Barker superintendent Roger Klatt manages 2 school districts.

Read it here:

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/niagara-county/two-niagara-county-superintendents-oversee-two-districts-each-20131109

SPAGHETTI DINNER THIS THURSDAY

The Roy-Hart Middle School is having a spaghetti dinner sponsored by the Grade 8 class this Thursday, November 21 from 4:00 till 7:00. Cost is $8.00. Pre-sale is preferred...a small amount of tickets will be available at the door. Dinners include spaghetti and meatballs, salad with Italian dressing, roll with butter dessert, and unlimited beverages. For tickets, please contact Mrs. Opanashuk (716.735.2000 x 7067 or opanashukk@royhart.org), or you may buy your tickets from any eighth grade student.

Friday, November 15, 2013

DEER SEASON OPENS SATURDAY

Deer season has been open for a over a month now with archery hunters out and about.

But, they are a minority.

The day that most hunters consider the real Opening Day --- the first day of shotgun season for deer --- is this Saturday. So, the farm lanes and roadsides of Gasport will be filled with parked vehicles all weekend as hunters are out in the fields and woods attempting to fill their freezers.

The shotgun seasons ends on December 8th.

Good luck to all the hunters. May you fill your freezers!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

ROY-HART GRAD DIES FROM CO EXPOSURE

Royalton-Hartland alumni of the early 1990s will remember Joe Scaccia.

The Wellsville Daily Reporter's John Anderson is reporting in a series of Facebook posts and tweets (https://twitter.com/23Johnanderson) today that Joe and his father Joe Sr. passed away in a tragic accident -- according to initial reports they were working on a race car in a garage in the town of Allen (Allegany County) when they succumbed to carbon monoxide due to a lack of ventilation.

Joe Jr. (who had been calling Wellsville his home in recent years) leaves behind a wife and 5 children.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Scaccia family.

TURKEY PARTY THIS WEEKEND AT TERRY'S CORNERS

The 54th annual Terry's Corners turkey party is this Saturday, November 16th, from 6:00 till close at the Terry's Corners fire hall on Chestnut Ridge Road.

Take part in this popular meat raffle to win one of many turkeys, hams, steaks, and roasts. Niagara County, naturally-raised beef and pork have been provided by Hartland Abattoir Corp.

There will be 50/50 splits, rip tickets, refreshments, and, of course, booze.

Support your local volunteer fire company by attending this great event.

PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY DRIVE

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.

The fourth annual PB&J Drive continues through December 7th, 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: The Chop Shop; Gasport Elementary School, Hartland Volunteer Fire Co., Hartland Town Hall and Royalton Town Hall.

To learn more about the drive read this recent report from the Lockport Union Sun and Journal...

ALWAYS CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE: THIS SATURDAY


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

BECKER FARMS & OSCAR VIZCARRA FEATURED IN USDA BLOG

Becker Farms and Oscar Vizcarra were just highlighted in the USDA's blog in a story penned by undersecretary Ed Avalos that looks at the need for immigration reform and how it benefits farmers.

Read it here:

http://blogs.usda.gov/2013/11/12/providing-opportunity-yields-long-term-insight/

ROYALTON BUDGET HEARING THIS THURSDAY

A public hearing will be held at the Hartland town hall this Thursday regarding the town's proposed 2014 budget.

The $3.32 million budget keeps the tax rate steady at $2.40 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The amount to be raised by taxes in the tentative budget is $1.29 million.

For details read the report that appeared in Sunday's Buffalo News...

EUNICE HAS PASSED AWAY

Niagara County lost one of its best citizens late last week when Eunice Hernberger passed away. She would have been 99 yesterday!

Eunice was a regular sight as a volunteer throughout the area and a very active member of the Royalton Historical Society --- she even continued to coordinate the monthly programs and book the guests well into her 90s! She will be missed.

Here is her obituary...




Eunice G. Hernberger, of Lockport, NY, passed away on Thursday November 7, 2013 in Odd Fellow & Rebekah HCF. Born on November 12, 1914 in the Town of Royalton, she was the daughter of LeRoy and Katie Fink Gilbert.

Mrs. Hernberger worked for the H.J. Heinz Company in Medina, giving up her bookkeeper job when she married her husband, Edward B. Hernberger, on May 24, 1956. He predeceased her in January of 1991. A full-time volunteer in the community for over 50 years, she was a longtime member of four local historical societies, she volunteered for the American Cancer Society and was a member of the Dale Association's "Over-90 Group". Mrs. Hernberger was named the YWCA of Niagara's 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award winner for her decades of volunteer work with history associations, faith-based outreaches including the National Council of Christians and Jews and the National Council of Catholic Women, and arts booster groups including the Kenan Arts Council and the Lockport Theatre Organ Society. So moved were others by her giving spirit, she was an Eagles' Citizen of the Year and a Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow.

Predeceased by her husband, Edward B. Hernberger; and brother, Donald Gilbert, Mrs. Hernberger is survived by her son, Noel T. (Lek) Hernberger of Las Vegas, NV; three grandchildren, Jason, Wanravee and Edward; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM from St. Mary's R.C. Church, 5 Saxton St., Lockport. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Royalton United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.langefuneralhomeinc.com.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

MICHELLE'S MEMORIAL 5K IS THIS WEEKEND

The second annual "Michelle's Memorial 5K," a fundraiser for The Michelle A. Bewley Scholarship Fund, will take place this Saturday, November 16. The race kicks off at 9 a.m. (8 a.m. registration) at the Middleport firehall, 28 Main St., and continues along the Erie Canal before returning.

In 2006, Michelle, then 29, passed away as the result of a car accident. Later that year, her family started a scholarship fund in her name that will be awarded to a Roy-Hart senior.

To learn more about this event, read the Niagara Frontier Publications article here:

http://www.wnypapers.com/news/article/current/2013/10/29/113239/2nd-annual-michelles-memorial-5k-is-nov.-16

The good folks at the NFP have also made the registration form available online:

http://www.wnypapers.com/documents/Registration%20Form%202013.pdf

MEGHAN REDENBACH BOOK TO BE RELEASED AT NOVEMBER 26th EVENT





It has been nearly three years since the death of Meghan Redenbach, and one of her wishes has finally come true: her book has been published and will be released on Tuesday, November 26 at Terry’s Corners Fire Hall in Gasport, New York.  From 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. friends and family will come together and welcome the public as they celebrate the life and legacy of Meghan with her book Meghan’s Journey.

The back cover reads: “Meghan Redenbach was thirteen years old when she was diagnosed with fibrosarcoma, an extraordinarily rare form of ovarian cancer. At the time her tumor was identified, she was one of the thirty documented cases in the United States—and one of only two children. Her physical life came to an end on Christmas Eve, two years after her initial diagnosis. One of her goals was to write a book so she could help more people.

Meghan’s Journey tells the story of her life, her diagnosis, her treatment, her death, and the powerful support of a community, friends, and family. This memoir combines Meghan’s words with journal entries her mother, Nancy, made throughout the journey, showing Meghan’s remarkable strength and courage in the face of illness. Evident throughout are Meghan’s kindness, her exuberant love of life, and the lessons she taught about how to live and make the most of every moment.

An emotional, true story, Meghan’s Journey serves to inspire others and give them the strength, hope, and the courage to confront life’s seemingly insurmountable challenges.”

Meghan’s Journey: The Story of Meghan Redenbach: The Teenage Girl Who Showed a Community How to “Man Up” in the Face of Cancer is published by Archway Publishing. The book will be sold at select local retailers for $19.99 and will be available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com in both paperback and eBook.

Books will be available at Tuesday’s launch event for a $19.99 donation to Meghan’s Fund. All proceeds will support charities for pediatric cancer patients and their families, as well as sponsor scholarships in Meghan’s name at Royalton-Hartland High School.

For more information go to meghansjourney.com.

Friday, November 8, 2013

A LETTER FROM DR. AARON PAZIK



Here is a letter to the community from Dr. Aaron Pazik of Body reEvolution in Gasport...



Dear Friends;

                It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter. After over 8 years of bringing Chiropractic Care to the community it appears we will be closing our doors on 11/28/2013, this includes the massage studio as well. Many of you know that my fiancĂ© and I moved to NJ to begin another chapter in our lives and to open another practice. What you might not know is that it’s a mobile practice, something very unique that would not be possible in Western New York.  We thought long and hard about the decision to move and decided we needed to do what would make us both happy. We then spent about 3 years looking for the right doctor to take over seeing the patients, and earlier this year we thought we had found the perfect candidate. Unfortunately Dr. Mark has recently had some health concerns that are forcing him to end his time with us, and possibly his career.

I was informed of his condition and received his resignation this week when he gave the office 30 days notice. At this time I am actively looking for a loving, caring, gentle doctor to continue delivering awesome healthcare but I am unsure if we will find anyone in such a short timeframe. Since the first search took me over 3 years I am hopeful but also being realistic in the fact that we may have to close the office for a period of time, or for good. Regrettably at this time I am not able to move back to continue treating patients in the office.

I would like you to know that since graduating in 2005, moving back to my hometown, and opening the practice I have breathed, eaten, dreamed, and lived for this practice and helping people. Many of you have heard me say that my mission in life is to help as many people as possible, and it continues to be so.

What this means for you is that after the close of business on 11/27/2013 you should seek another chiropractor to meet your health needs. I would like to personally recommend Dr. Cory Littman (Lockport), Dr. Ken Kurbs (Lockport), and Dr.’s John and Regina Syracuse (Newfane). Dr. Kurbs adjustments are very similar to mine and while the others are different they are still phenomenal doctors.

We will be finishing up insurance billing, refunding any money on account, and sending any bills for money due as we finalize things throughout the end of the year. When we close I can be contacted at (716)213-7234 or at gasportchiropractic@gmail.com. I will be able to send any/all information requested to another office if you would like and when the end of the year rolls around I will be able to email or print and mail year end receipts to those of you who would like them. Per the law I must hold all patient information for 7 years from the last date treated, but I can send copies via email or mail.

            I am heartbroken and upset at the circumstances and will do whatever I can to make for an easy transition. I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for the continued support and allowing me the ability to help you live healthier happier lives.

Yours in continued health,

Aaron M Pazik, DC

OBITUARY FOR TRACI STORMS

Here is the obituary for the young woman involved in yesterday's accident...

Traci Ann Storms entered into rest suddenly on November 7, 2013. Born on April 28, 1973 in Buffalo, she is the daughter of Russell and Roslyn Barone. Traci was a graduate of Grand Island High School in 1992. She was a Title and Billing Clerk for the North Towne Automotive Group.

She is the beloved wife of David A. Storms. Cherished daughter of Russell and Roslyn Barone. Cherished sister of Christopher (Sue) Barone. Cherished daughter-in-law of Harold and Roselyn Storms. Cherished sister-in-law of Harold "Butch" (Robin) Storms. Beloved aunt of Rajillya and Haley Storms. Also survived by her beloved pet, Missy.

Relatives and friends may call from 3-7 PM on Sunday, November 10th at the TAYLOR & REYNOLDS FUNERAL HOME, corner of Transit and Niagara Streets, where the Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday. Please visit TaylorAndReynolds.com.

DRIVERS IN DEADLY CRASH HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office has released the names of those involved in yesterday's deadly accident in Gasport. The driver of the dump truck (who survived) was David E. Webster, 36, of Lockport. The deceased driver of the other vehicle was Traci A. Storms, 40, of Gasport.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by this accident.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

SERIOUS ACCIDENT IN GASPORT

There was a serious accident today in Gasport at the intersection of Orangeport and Slayton Settlement Roads. At approximately 8:30 this morning, a dump truck and car collided. The dump truck rolled over onto the car, trapping the driver within.

As details become available from authorities and news outlets, we will post the information here (updating this specific post).

As of 9:30 AM the intersection remains closed for both HazMat and investigation. The investigation will continue for a few hours, so choose an alternate travel route.

Here is Channel 4's initial report (9:44 AM) with a photo of the scene. You will notice that the title of the photo says "fatal". The death of a driver or passenger cannot be confirmed at this time:

http://www.wivb.com/news/local/serious-morning-crash-in-gasport

At 10:05 AM, the Twitter accounts for WIVB news and their reporter Brittni Smallwood are reporting that it was a fatality.

Channel 4's report was updated at 10:01 AM, indicating a woman died in the crash. She had been driving on Orangeport Road. the dump truck was driving on Slayton Settlement:

http://www.wivb.com/news/local/serious-morning-crash-in-gasport

At 11:25 AM the Niagara Gazette has posted a brief story and 2 photographs:

http://niagara-gazette.com/local/x862202418/One-person-reportedly-dead-in-Gasport-crash

1:55 PM: News outlets are reporting that the initial investigation by the Sheriff's Office shows the driver of the SUV was at fault -- the driver passed the ‘stop’ sign or failed to yield upon stopping.

3:00 PM:
Here is the press release from the Niagara County Sheriff:

Press Release - Fatal Car Accident ROYALTON, NY - ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2013 THE NIAGARA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RECEIVED NUMEROUS 911 CALLS REPORTING AN INJURY ACCIDENT AT THE INTERSECTION OF SLAYTON SETTLEMENT AND ORANGEPORT ROADS. UPON ARRIVAL BY DEPUTIES, IT WAS DETRMINED THAT A SOUTHBOUND CAR TRAVELING ON ORANGEPORT ROAD FAILED TO STOP FOR A STOP SIGN AT SLAYTON SETTLEMENT ROAD. THE VEHICLE ENTERED THE INTERSECTION AND WAS STRUCK BY AN EASTBOUND DUMP TRUCK. AFTER IMPACT, BOTH VEHICLES WENT OFF OF THE ROADWAY STRIKING A TREE THAT WAS LOCATED ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION. A FEMALE OCCUPANT IN THE VEHICLE WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED AT THE SCENE. THE DRIVER OF THE DUMP TRUCK WAS TRANSPORTED TO EASTERN NIAGARA HOSPITAL-LOCKPORT FOR MINOR INJURIES. THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING BY THE NCSO ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION UNIT. THE NAMES OF THE VICTIMS ARE NOT BEING RELEASED AT THIS TIME.


Here is the video of WIVB's report....



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

WINE TRAIL EVENT WILL SUPPORT ZION FOOD BANK

November 8th to the 10th is Share the Bounty event on the Niagara Wine Trail. It runs Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm,and  Sunday 12pm-5pm.

Unlike other Wine Trail special events, there are no tickets sold for this event. Instead, each winery will have different charges for tastings (cash, food items, toys) that will benefit food banks, food pantries and other charities of that winery's choice.

All proceeds from the tasting at Vizcarra Vineyards will stay right in our community and benefit the food bank at Zion Luthern Church in Gasport.

Each winery's tasting charges for this weekend and donation choice are listed on the Wine Trail's website:

http://niagarawinetrail.org/pages/events.html#november

MIDDLEPORT CHOIRS TO PERFORM

The Middleport Community Choirs will present "Hear the Prophet Calling", a Christmas Cantata and Handbell performance on Friday, Dec. 13th, 7:00 pm at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 168 Main St., Akron. and on Sunday, Dec. 15th, 4:00 pm at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1357 West Ave., Medina. All are welcome. A free will offering will be taken.

Monday, November 4, 2013

PHOTOS OF SATURDAY'S FIRE

The Niagara County Fire Wire Facebook page has photos showing the aftermath of Saturday's house fire in Gasport...

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.544409435627312.1073741907.453173798084210&type=1

US&J REPORT ON SATURDAY'S FIRE IN GASPORT

Sunday's Lockport Union Sun and Journal had a front page story about the house fire that happened on Gasport Road Saturday morning. Read it here...


http://lockportjournal.com/local/x862199338/Three-escape-Gasport-fire

US&J STORY ABOUT ROY-HART'S ATHLETICS' WEBSITE

Today's Union Sun and Journal is reporting on the Roy-Hart sports website...

A new website is giving Royalton-Hartland Schools an avenue to not only showcase its athletic program, but keep the entire community in the loop with what’s going on in the district.

The Roy-Hart RamPage features stories about the school’s athletes, teams and coaches, a calendar of events and weather updates. There’s an opinion poll, contact information, photos and an athlete spotlight page that will soon highlight a Roy-Hart student athlete.


Read the article here: http://lockportjournal.com/local/x934972115/Roy-Hart-athletics-on-a-RamPage

Sunday, November 3, 2013

SHERIFF'S PRESS RELEASE REGARDING SATURDAY'S FIRE IN GASPORT

On Saturday, November 2, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office received several 911 calls reporting a house fire at 4663 Gasport Rd.

Upon arrival, patrol units observed the house fully engulfed.  Gasport Chemical Hose Company, along with Terry's Corners Fire Company, responded to extinguish the fire. All residents were able to exit the house and are being assisted by the Red Cross.  One resident was transported to Eastern Niagara Hospital-Lockport for treatment of smoke inhalation.

The house was estimated to be a total loss.  The investigation is continuing by the Niagara County Origin and Cause Unit and the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigaton Bureau.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

HUMC ELECTION DAY DINNER

What would Election Day be without dinner at the Hartland United Methodist Church?

The annual chicken and biscuit dinner (which is being catered by Donna Eick) will take place from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM on Tuesday the 5th at the church at 8107 Ridge Road in Hartland Corners. Along with the dinner will be a craft and gift sale from 4 to 7:30.