Tuesday, January 28, 2014


If you have questions about your e-reader, Smart Phone, computer or any other electronic device, bring them to the Gadgets and Gear Session at the Royalton Hartland Community Library. It will be held on Thursday, January 30 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Not only can residents learn how to use them but they can also see how to download the free e-books from the NIOGA library system’s online service called Overdrive, learn how to use Freegal, the free music download service or get access to a large number of free magazines on the new service Zinio.

Sara Taylor, an e-mobile trainer from the NIOGA Library System's BTOP Express, will be at the library to answer questions and show how to use just about any electronic device on an individual, walk-in basis. “It’s a great opportunity to get your questions answered and practice what you have just learned,” says Rose Bernard, Library Director. “Sara is wonderful and has the knack for making learning easy.”

Bring your own Kindle, Nook, iPad, flash drive, laptop or other electronic devices (including your charging cords) and ask questions about them. You will be able to download items from Overdrive, Freegal or Zinio right at the session so you will know how to do it on your own.

The Royalton Hartland Community Library periodically offers sessions like Gadgets and Gear and residents are encouraged to check the library’s website at www.RoyHartCommunityLibrary.com for program information or you can call the library at 735-3281.


Roy-Hart is closed today due to the wind chills.

Monday, January 27, 2014


Royalton-Hartland is delayed 2 hours today due to the absolutely horrid driving weather.

Friday, January 24, 2014


The Governor released his 2013-2014 executive budget earlier this week. Statewide, there is a 3.8% increase in school aid. How does Roy-Hart fare? If his proposal holds true, our district will see a $361,837 or 3.31% drop in school aid.

To see how the other districts fared, here is his budget proposal regarding school runs. Be aware that before using up all your phone/internet data allocation, the PDF document is very large (88 pages): 


Thursday, January 23, 2014


The Niagara County Sheriff Department has identified the driver killed in the one-vehicle crash on Route 104 in Hartland Tuesday night as Filica Rutherford, 36, of Gasport.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Filicia's family and friends.

Filica A. Rutherford, age 36, of Gasport, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Born January 28, 1977 in Newfane, Filica is the daughter of Pearl (Hillman) Morris and Paul Rutherford.

She worked at Gordie Harper's Bazaar in Newfane as a server. Filica enjoyed spending time with her children and granddaughter, Avah. She also enjoyed concerts, going on wine tours and loved to give gifts to her friends. She had lived in Gasport for the past 22 years, previously of Barker.

Dearest mother of: Nelson, Cori and Dylan. Loving grandmother of: Avah. Companion of: Jeff Hubert. Dear daughter of Pearl (Don) Morris of Gasport and Paul Rutherford of Barker. Sister to: Tina Schaner, Paul Rutherford Jr., Wanita Rutherford and Lisa Rutherford. Filica is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main Street, Gasport, NY on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00 from the funeral home with Pastor Roy Harriger. Interment will be in Hartland Central Cemetery, Gasport, NY.

Please sign guest register at www.sherriebreamfuneralhome.com and leave a condolence for the family.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


On January 21st, 2014 around 8:00 PM Niagara County Dispatch received a 911 call of an accident involving a motor vehicle in front of 8549 Ridge Road in the Town of Hartland. Investigation reveals the vehicle was traveling east bound on Ridge Road in the Town of Hartland when the vehicle left the road and went onto the south shoulder. The vehicle struck a tree in the front yard of 8549 Ridge Road before coming to rest. The operator of the vehicle was transported to Eastern Niagara Hospital in the City of Lockport shortly after and was pronounced deceased. The investigation is continuing by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Accident Investigation Unit. The name of the occupant is being withheld at this time pending the notification of the family.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Winterfest 2014, presented by the Gasport Lions Club, will take place on Saturday, February 1st, from 11:00 am till 4:00pm at Royalton-Hartland Elementary School.

Tickets are $2.00 and will be sold at the door. Children 10 years and under are FREE!!

Events currently scheduled for the 2014 event....much more to come...

Basket Auction by Lion Jean Morse
Snowshoeing Lessons with Paths, Peaks & Paddles
Hartland Carriage Rides with Dale Jenks
Roy-Hart Youth Baseball/Softball League- 2014 sign ups
Face painting and crafts for kids
Mr. Paul the balloon Guy
Deja Va hair cuts for donations by "Rose"
Nickel City Reptiles & Exotics with Jeff Musial
Irish dancers with Brooke and Erica Little
Bounce Houses with Glenn and Mary Attanasio
Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier- Dog Sled Demonstrations with Steve & Tina Joynson Masonic Safety ID Programs for adults and children
Food and Craft vendors
Appearances by Middleport Police, Gasport Chemical Hose, Niagara County Sheriffs and Tri-Town

If you would like to participate as a vendor or sponsor, download the following document at the Gasport Lions website: http://gasportlions.com/WF_Sponsor_Vendor%20Form%202014.pdf

Thursday, January 9, 2014


WLVL has released their 2014 schedule for Scholastic Bowl -- the live game show that pits the best and brightest of various schools against one another in battle of wits and general knowledge. It will air weeknights with a 5:15 PM start. You can listen on air at 1340 AM or online at wlvl.com.

Roy-hart is scheduled to compete on these dates...

January 16th
January 21st
January 28th
February 3rd
February 13th
February 24th
March 4th
March 11th

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Now that a new computer and Internet station is up and running at the Royalton Hartland Community Library, it’s a perfect time to stop by and learn more about Zinio. Zinio is a free magazine service that library patrons can sign up for to access a huge selection of popular magazines on their electronic devices at no charge.

According to Library Director Rose Bernard, “With Zinio, patrons can enjoy the convenience of reading digital editions of their favorite magazines. They can check out as many editions as they want and there are no holds or due dates. There is no fee for this service which patrons can sign up for with their library card.”

“I think what is appealing to many is that you can read your favorite magazines anytime, anywhere on your computer, iPad, E-reader or even a Smart Phone,” adds Ellen Gagne, Youth Librarian at the library. “It’s very easy to sign up but we would like to make it even easier. We are inviting patrons in to sign up with our help. Just stop by and we can use one of the computers at our new computer station to get them started with the Zinio magazine service,” says Gagne. 

“And if someone would like to sign up at home, there are also step-by-step directions on the library’s website at www.RoyHartCommunityLibrary.com under the tab on the homepage that says ‘Our Services’.  Below that is a page entitled ‘All About Zinio’.  A handbook for users in pdf format is also available to download from that page.”

After patrons sign up for Zinio using their library card, they can access the digital magazine service at any time and download magazines to read on their own devices at their convenience.

The new computer work station and chairs at the Royalton Hartland Community Library was donated by local resident Ellen Hammond Ryan. “With our high speed wireless Internet service, we are seeing a great deal of computer use on a daily basis. If you don’t have a home computer or access to the Internet, the library is the place to be,” says Bernard. “We are very pleased to have four computers and our Wi-Fi is on 24/7.”

For more information, please call 716-735-3281, or visit the Royalton Hartland Community Library at 9 Vernon St., Middleport, NY, or find more information on the library’s website at www.RoyHartCommunityLibrary.com.


The start of Royalton-Hartland is delayed 2 hours on Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Tuesday bingo at Hartland fire hall has been cancelled for tonight.

Monday, January 6, 2014


Royalton-Hartland will be closed Tuesday due to the sub-zero wind chills.


Due to the weather, Terry's Corners bingo has been cancelled for Monday.


Due to the weather, there will not be garbage pick-up on Tuesday in Hartland. Pick-up is being moved to Saturday.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Because of the weather, all after-school activities have been cancelled at Roy-Hart for Thursday, January 2nd.