Monday, October 31, 2016

Becca's Closet fashion show

In 2015, Paula Travis and the Women Helping Others (WHO) organization at Zion Lutheran Church in Gasport opened a chapter of Becca's Closet through which they distributed gowns and dresses.

Becca's Closet was created as a legacy to Rebecca Kirtman and the project she created prior to her passing in 2003. Becca's Closet donates formal attire to high school girls with financial need who otherwise would not be able to attend their schools' military balls, homecomings and proms. Their mission is to continue her vision and dream of helping others. You can learn about Becca's Closet here:

On Saturday, November 5th WHO will be holding a Becca's Closet fashion show and fundraiser. This event will be held in Lockport (to show off the program to a wider population) and will take place at the Dale Association at 33 Ontario Street in the city of Lockport starting at 2:00.

Models will wear many of the dresses so interested young women can see them. And, there will be a basket raffle to solicit funds to help Becca's Closet grow. There are all sorts of prizes from gift certificates to Bill's tickets.

For more information contact event organizer Paula Travis at or 716.471.6446.

The Facebook event page is:

This is yet another example of the excellent local missions conducted by the good people at Zion Lutheran Church.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Gasport Lions Halloween party

The Gasport Lions popular Halloween Party for children will take place on Sunday, October 30th from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Gasport fire hall. Here is the Facebook events page:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween hours in Royalton

Trick-or-treating hours for Halloween in Royalton will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Hartland Bible Church Halloween party

Hartland Bible Church has a free Halloween party this Friday from 6:00 till 8:00 at the Church. Here is the Facebook event page:

Monday, October 24, 2016

Covenant bazaar and turkey dinner

Come one, come all to Covenant United Church of Christ's annual donation turkey dinner and bazaar!

Great assortment of items available to help you get a jump start on that Christmas shopping: Craft items, homemade candy and fudge, canned jams and jellies, pies and baked goods, harvest apples, squash, sauerkraut and more!

Bazaar begins at 10 a.m.

The turkey dinner starts at 3:30 and runs till 7:00. Carry outs available. A simple donation (amount determined by the giver) entitles you to a full course Thanksgiving dinner, entirely homemade. The meal will be expertly prepared by churchfolk and served by Boy Scout Troop 18.

There is a Facebook event page set-up for this:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Always Christmas Open House

The annual Always Christmas open house will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Standish-Jones. Enjoy discounts, games, and refreshments, as well as a visit from Santa and his elves! There will be crafts and activities for the kids, plus otheir 3rd Annual Holiday Basket Raffle to benefit Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. It's free and it's fun!

The Facebook event page is here:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Nominate Gasport for a $500,000 upgrade

As you know, downtown Gasport could use an infusion of cash and economic development. We could do a lot with a half million dollars. Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec has partnered with the Deluxe Corporation for the Small Business Revolution Main Street project. Together, they plan to make over a winning small town, breathing new life into its businesses with the $500,000 makeover. Do our community a favor and nominate Gasport and please share your thoughts with them about why Gasport deserves this. Share the love, express the needs! The contest ends on October 17th, so enter now! Nominate Gasport here:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ditch Road bridge repair

Bridge Work is scheduled to begin tomorrow, October 5, 2016; on Ditch Road in the Town of Royalton in the area of 6576 Ditch Road, between Bartel Road and Foote Road.  This project is expected to last approx 4 weeks.  During the project the roadway will be reduced to one lane with temporary signal lights and or flaggers controlling the flow of traffic during construction hours and open after hours.

Quaker Road bridge under repair in Becker Farms busy season

Well, here's a public notice about a bridge repair that comes at a really inopportune time for Becker Farms and their clients. October is Becker's busy season and it's when Quaker Road becomes a "major highway". So, occasionally expect delays. Of the two bridges over Red Creek, this is the southern one, the one that sees the most traffic from tourists.

Bridge Work is scheduled to begin today, October 4, 2016; on Quaker Road in the Town of Hartland in the area of 3794 Quaker Road, between Slayton Settlement Road and Ridge Road. This project is expected to last approx 4 weeks. During the project the roadway will be reduced to one lane with temporary signal lights controlling the flow of traffic.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Bald eagle sightings

Check out these awesome pics from Kristin Giglio -- a bald eagle was eating a deer carcass on Slayton Settlement Road...