Friday, February 28, 2020

Becker Farms CSA



If you want to support a great farming family -- in Gasport no less! -- and eat healthily, sign-up for a Community Supported Agriculture share from Becker Farms
at:
https://beckerfarms.csaware.com/2020-csa-share-C14490?fbclid=IwAR2ynvFOwtwun4imXs5OBoW8TRELMlFuUWUe74uLaEAX4JDmfkHz1liIA58

Thursday, February 27, 2020

School closed

Roy-Hart is closed Thursday, February 27th due to the winter storm warning. The closure also includes all after-school activities and adult education.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Students get make-overs

Students from the Royalton-Hartland Learning Center spent some time with the Cosmetology students at the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center recently.



The classes of Mrs. Haigh, Mrs. Krayss, Ms. Mitchell and Mr. Howe were given a spa experience by the beauty experts in Mrs. Carnahan’s and Ms. Lindke’s classes. The students had haircuts, color, manicures and some just got a new hairstyle that they could show off to friends and family. The teachers say the students had a great time and a lot of fun getting mini makeovers.

WGRZ report on rural internet connections

It's been said here before about many Royalton and Hartland residents lacking reasonable internet service, let alone the high-speed connections the State claims we all have. It's frustrating...we're rural but hardly remote. Yesterday, WGRZ's Nate Benson did a great report on this very issue. A "must watch"...

https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/local/rural-broadband-in-wny/71-3d3012c1-726a-47d5-95c3-48f33f723b46

Absolut to change hands

If you pay attention to the legal notices in the Lockport paper you would have seen 4 times already a legal notice listing the formation of RCA Healthcare at Gasport.

If you assumed by reading it that the Absolut of Gasport is changing hands, you were right.

Here's a Business First report on the transfer of ownership of 6 Absolut facilities in WNY. RCA Healthcare Management will begin a consulting agreement on March 1 with the ultimate plan of taking over operations later this year

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Gasport food pantry February 2020

Please know that the February schedule for the Gasport food pantry is a little different. It will not take place the fourth Saturday (which would be this weekend). Instead, the monthly distribution will take place on the 29th



Musical tickets available

Tickets are available for Roy-Hart's musical "Curtains", a whodunit. Enjoy the laughs and talent. Buy tickets here: http:/royhart.booktix.com

Steve Harrington is a Wall of Famer

The Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs paid tribute to some of its own last weekend as it held the group’s annual awards banquet for 2019 in Lockport.

The late Steve Harrington of Gasport, who launched the popular Erie Canal Fishing Derby 30 years ago this year, was inducted to the Don Bronson Memorial Conservation Wall of Fame.

https://buffalonews.com/2020/02/19/buffalo-niagara-falls-niagara-county-outdoors-fishing-hunting-conservation-awards-banquet-news-opinion-2020/

Easter egg hunt

Save the date! The Gasport Lions Easter egg hunt is April 11th.

Here's the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/135959137645140/

Monday, February 17, 2020

RH merges in football

The US&J reports on the creation of the Roy-Hart, Barker, Lyndonville merger in football:

https://www.lockportjournal.com/news/local_news/barker-roy-hart-lyndonville-form-football-team/article_8c2aa74f-9a32-5e31-969c-7a2ee8759e36.html

Spaghetti dinner: February 18th

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser -- tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 18th. 4 - 7 pm
Solid Rock Church 8590 Rochester Rd. Gasport.
Cost: Donation - Proceeds Benefit the Salt & Light Festival.




Wednesday, February 12, 2020

PORC encourages attending February 13 board meeting

Protect Our Rural Communities - PORC -- has created a Facebook event page encouraging Hartland residents to attend tomorrow's town board meeting

https://www.facebook.com/events/185439829477741/

STEAM class talks solar




Roy-Hart's Mr. Eschborn invited Kevin from EDF Renewables and Marion from Trieste Associates to his STEAM class to engage the students in an open discussion about the proposed solar project in Hartland and Newfane. The students really impressed Mr. Eschborn with their thoughtful questions about the project.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Spectrum outage puts local lack of access into perspective

That Spectrum outage that hit many Gasport households today?

That's how quite a few homes and farms in Royalton and Hartland live and operate every day.

A good number of locals don't have cable or fiber runs out their way and have to rely on spotty, inconsistent cellular technology for internet service. Mind you, there's little that's remote or wild about our community that would/should prevent decent access to high-speed internet (a growing necessity in the present and future).

That's just a little something to consider when you hear NYS officials say -- and local officials agree -- that the state is fully connected to high-speed internet.

February 10 meeting about playground


Friday, February 7, 2020

Roy-Hart football changing

Roy-Hart is expected to combine with Barker and Lyndonville to make a football team -- the districts have shrunk so much and interest in football has waned to the point that they will play 8-man football.

Here's the Buffalo News report:

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Canal alert emails

Here's a good tool considering the quality of life and economic activity that the Erie Canal brings to Gasport....

Sign up for Canal Notices and Alerts and stay in-the-know on Canal openings/closures, water levels, construction and other navigation news on the Canal:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Who has the best fish fry?

OK, here's how to start a fight on Facebook....

Ash Wednesday is at the end of this month, launching Fish Fry Season in WNY (although most places around here have brisk sales on these delicacies year 'round).

To get ready for 7 weeks of fish fries, and to help locals find one they'll like or multiple places to try in our community...

Who has the best fish fry in Royalton and Hartland -- and WHY? Tell us what makes their dinners so special.

It could be a diner, takeout place, bar...anyplace that serves fish fries in Gasport, Middleport, Johnson Creek and Wolcottsville. We're all about economic activity in our two towns so, please, no mentions of Lockport, Medina, etc.


https://www.facebook.com/gasportnewyork/posts/10157263716019514?__xts__[0]=68.ARAHH5nSWFOvV5oGM1uQreUFMArJO2_7H7l-kw74OQ_4EBicJ3OVFBH_sI_g4y4SL1AZ7NjbwJeQvhEPstt-qV7itNYDGb7M0HL6ssdLCS91e04v_7uLZwHcghqafPpllDIbGBPDLdzpTDCT3pz8jNf3BfF5SoeOsIHtjdTMOUqq3_Lsi9eAhurNFgA1p0tXXn2bmbcS513aduqLj21fvdiZMA-pxzWUxalYT9C2BynWI-Soozpb0GyX0AQcHwKfVVmd64JGUNuNvftctaGJeHPnEw4jQsEs8OV8exots6wSCoUo-DED2-NobMXIbI2oH2MWKvutXK0WiJ_v&__tn__=-R

Adult ed at Roy-Hart

Roy-Hart's spring adult education brochure is available now! There are great classes and workshops being offered this semester.

Sign up before the classes fill up.

Choose from:
*Water aerobics
*Cooking workshops
*Wood crafts
*Resumé workshops
*And, many more!