Thursday, October 28, 2010


Trick-or-treating hours for the town of Royalton are 3:00 to 7:00 on Sunday.


Rick DeWaters, the head of the Roy-Hart Sports Boosters shares this great news...

It is with a great deal of pride and excitement that I am announcing to you that Winter Modified Sports (basketball, swimming, & wrestling for 7th, 8th, & 9th graders) at Roy-Hart have been restored. On behalf of the R-H Sports Booster Club, I presented the district superintendent with a check for nearly $13,000 and encouraged the district to use the donation to reinstate winter sports originally not included in the 2010-11 athletic budget.

We anticipate the Board of Education will officially accept this donation at its meeting Thursday evening, Oct. 28; and get with the business of hiring coaches and rescheduling Roy-Hart's winter modified sports programs with its participating schools.

It continues to amaze me that the R-H community can pull together in a time of need such as our sports programs are experiencing. I am so very proud to be a part of this effort and extremely happy that our student-athletes will continue to enjoy the sports programs they certainly deserve to experience.


Here's an announcement from the Royalton-Hartland Elementary School PTA...

Fall is here and it’s time to celebrate. So come join us at this year’s Harvest Family Fun Night. We will be holding a costume judging contest at 7:00pm. Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite super-hero costume or Halloween costume. There will be a DJ, Pumpkins for kids to decorate, doughnuts, and apple cider. You will also have the opportunity to sign up to become a PTA member, buy school spirit items, and visit our scholastic book fair. Don’t miss out on this great event!!!

October 29th, 2010; 6pm to 8pm in the Royalton-Hartland Elementary School Gymnasium

Thursday, October 21, 2010


In June 2010, Payson Brea Hamilton, the daughter of Marla Samanka and Clyde Hamilton was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 1, at the age of six months. Payson Brea had a half sister Baylee Morgan Samanka that passed away December 23, 1999 at the age of three years old also from SMA.

This devastating disease is a genetic motor neuron disease affecting the voluntary muscles. She will never be able to sit up, crawl, walk, or even hold her head up. Payson already has lost the ability to swallow and feed and eats through a G tube through her stomach. Her life expectancy is 2 years old.

However with your help, they hope to make Payson as comfortable as possible and get her into clinical trials as well as pay medical expenses.

There will be a benefit for Payson at the Hartland Fire Company, Sunday, November 7th, from 1 – 7 pm. Cost is $15.00 per person. Children 10 & under free. Food, pop, and beer will be provided.

They will be holding a Chinese auction. Music entertainment by Dj mic & DJ Avalanche. There will be face painting & kids fun, too.

For basket donations call Renee at (716)864-8163 or Stephanie at (716)795-9740

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


The next meeting of the Roy-Hart Sports Booster Club is set for Monday, October 18 at 7:00 PM in the HS Media Center. This is a very important meeting during a very important time. A huge issue will be the status of Winter Modified Sports and just where the Boosters stand financially, as they try to reinstate Swimming, Basketball, and Wrestling for our younger student-athletes.

It is a reality, at this time, that there might very well be no winter modified sports unless their Daily Numbers Lottery fundraiser is a success. They need you to do what you can to promote this event.....sell and/or purchase tickets, if you have not done so. Simply put: If they can sell all of the Numbers Tickets, winter modified sports can most likely make it back to the table. It will take the efforts of everyone in the Roy-Hart sports community to make this happen.

If you need tickets to sell or purchase, please contact Mary Smith ( 735-7675), ASAP.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


The Hartland Fire Company is hosting an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast at the fire hall on Route 104 this Sunday, October 17th from 8:00 to 1:00. $7 per adult, $4 for kids aged 3 to 10, and $0 for kids under 3 will get you pancakes, homefries, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


While hiking in Gasport's autumn splendor you may come across a live trap in the woods or fields that reads "warning: rabies vector."

The USDA is trapping racoons to test them for rabies. The scientist tests the racoon right there and releases the creature after taking its blood.

There are plenty of these traps around Gasport. There are 50 of them just in the block that is bordered by Slayton Settlement Road, the Erie Canal and Harrington and Orangeport Roads.

Whatever you do, do NOT touch any racoons caught in the trap. They aren't cute and cuddly like they are in Hollywood: They're nasty and they can carry rabies, which will kill if left unchecked.

Friday, October 8, 2010


The Buffalo News reported the following earlier this week...

The owner of a State Street pizzeria told sheriff’s deputies Sunday that someone broke into the building overnight and stole the cash register from the counter.

Matthew M. Austin, the owner of Austin’s Pizza, said a back window was broken to gain entry and the register, which contained $3, was stolen. Window damage was $100 and the cost of the stolen register was $200.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


On Friday, October 8th, the Royalton-Hartland PTA is hosting a Free Family Fun Night at the Roy-Hart Elementary school. Performing is Nels in Jest, a kid friendly juggler who will amaze you. The event starts at 6pm and runs til 8pm. The PTA will provide free popcorn to all that attend. Come out and spend a fun night with your kids courtesy of the RHES PTA.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


The Town of Royalton Historical Society will meet on Thursday, October 7th at the Royalton Town hall. The meeting will begin at 7:30. They will have 2 guest speakers. Dick Lang and his wife, Gretchen will both be doing presentations. Dick will be discussing his years as a DEC officer and Gretchen will be talking about Quilting. Everyone is welcome.