Wednesday, September 30, 2015


There will be a benefit for Kathy Jamieson, who is fighting lung cancer, on Saturday, October 17th from 1:00 until 5:00 at the Gasport Fire Hall. Food tickets are $15.00 children 10 and under are free. Food will be served from 2 to 4pm. There will be lots of things to do...basket raffle, 50/50, door prize, kids games, face painting, bake sale, and music.

Monday, September 28, 2015


The annual Fall Craft Show and Vendor Fair sponsored by the Gasport Chemical Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary will take place on Sunday, October 4 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Gasport Fire Hall on State Street. There will be a 50/50 and food will be served. For information and to book a table, call Erica at 716.772.5044.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


The Roy-Hart Grade 8 Class is having a car wash on Saturday, September 26th at Middleport Tractor, 86 Telegraph Road, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Just a $5 donation will make your car clean and shiny! All proceeds will help reduce the cost of the Grade 8 trip.

Friday, September 18, 2015


September tends to recharge churches as attendance increases with the end of summer break and vacations. With September also comes the start of Sunday school and other activities. It's a busy time.

If you have been out of church for a awhile, are new to the area and are looking for a church to try, or are looking for a Sunday school for your child, I suggest Zion Lutheran Church on Central Avenue in Gasport.

The Church offers a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for young families and retirees alike and there are plenty of activities, social events, and evangelism available for all age brackets.

Pastor Rodney Klinzing gives excellent sermons chock full of theology, wit and caring. Pastor Rod's sermons are always positive and lead one to love their God and their fellow man.

Zion has two services on Sundays, one at 8:00 AM and another at 10:30 AM. Sunday school is available for the little ones at 9:00 AM.

You can friend request Zion on Facebook at:

You can download their September/October newsletter here:


Royalton-Hartland Community Library director Sonora Miller accepted a $5,000 check from Senator Rob Ortt yesterday. This additional funding from the state will be used to introduce exciting new library offerings to the community.


FMC Corporation, which operates the Agricultural Solutions plant in Middleport, has announced a greater commitment to farming’s future by becoming the sole sponsor of the National FFA Agriscience Research – Plant Systems Proficiency Awards for 2015.

This announcement follows up on FMC’s local commitment last year of a $4,500 grant to help start-up a local Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter for the Royalton-Hartland Schools. That local grant was one of three made nationwide to FFA chapters in each of the company’s Agricultural Solutions plant communities as a demonstration of FMC’s commitment to investing in farming’s future by supporting youth agricultural education.

The National FFA Agriscience Research – Plant Systems Proficiency Awards are available for participation to all 7,665 local FFA chapters, including Roy-Hart and others in Western New York.

The awards support student research in the life cycles, classifications, functions and practices of plant systems related to crops, turf grass, trees and shrubs, and/or ornamental plants. The recognition includes independent studies as well as those students who may be cooperating on projects with others.

"We continue to look for ways to encourage students, our future crop growers, now. Our expanded partnership with the National FFA Organization is one way we can spark their inquiring minds and encourage additional innovation," said John Kasper, FMC Agricultural Solutions North America commercial business director.

Students must participate in a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program in order to qualify for proficiency award entry. The SAE program allows agricultural students to gain valuable experience through participation in career and leadership skill-building activities. “It's never too early to begin thinking about your experience selection and prepare for the award process," continued Kasper. SAE programs also involve planning and conducting scientific investigations and use the scientific method.

Awards are made available to every FFA chapter across the country. Nationally, students are recognized with the FFA Agriscience Plant Systems Research Proficiency Award, which is sponsored by FMC. Chapter level awardees receive medals and certificates of recognition. Each state winner receives similar acknowledgement and a $250 cash award. Four national finalists each will receive a $500 cash award, and the national winner receives the top award of $1,000.

FMC representatives will participate in judging this year's national finalist entries and present the awards during the National FFA Convention on October 28-31 in Louisville, Ky. For more information on FMC crop protection products, please visit Like them on Facebook at


Tops Friendly Markets has launched the 2015-2016 installment of their fundraising program "Tops in Education" that allows BonusCard users to rebate a portion of certain purchases to the schools of their choice.

Shoppers can sign up for the Tops in Education program at and link their card to the school district. To find Roy-Hart in the database you cannot use Gaport's zip code, you must use Middleport's 14105.

When you buy Tops, Full Circle, Tippy Toes, Valu Time, Best Yet or TopCare products, Tops will automatically put 1 to 5 percent of the purchase price towards Roy-Hart's account. Money will be distributed to schools at the end of the school year.

Tops will cap the total amount donated through the program at $300,000 throughout its entire market that means sign-up now before other school districts join in and shop early and shop often. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015


The Lockport Star looks at Greg Martillotta's plans to rebuild Roy-Hart's soccer team:


On Tuesday, September 22nd, the YWCA of Niagara ( will be holding their annual awards dinner at the Conference & Events Center in Niagara Falls. Awards are presented to local women who lead or serve their community and exemplify the core values of the YWCA.

There is one honoree from Gasport and it is someone near and dear to my heart -- my mom, Cheryl Confer, who has been a volunteer with Tri-Town Ambulance for almost 20 years, going on hundreds of calls each year and helping to save countless lives. Over that time she spent 10 years as Tri-Town's president and 6 years as its director of operations. She also has been a part of the Niagara County EMS Council and Big Lakes EMS Council.


While the exact origin of the game of Chess is a mystery, the Chess Club for Kids and Teens at the Royalton Hartland Community Library will help unravel the way it is played.

Every Tuesday at 4 p.m. beginning October 6, the Chess Club will meet in the upstairs Community Room to take on the challenges of Chess.

Played for centuries in many cultures all over the world, Chess builds decision-making, strategy and communication skills that can be carried over and used on the sports field and in school. Kids and teens can learn the basics or sharpen their skills even more at the weekly meetings.

There will be introductory lessons for beginners and multiple games going on at each meeting, so Chess players of all levels will be put to the test. Snacks will also be served.

No registration is needed for Chess players, and parents are welcome, but not required to attend.

For more information about the Chess Club, call the library at 735-3281. The Royalton Hartland Community Library provides residents a variety of programs, events and materials that are listed on the library’s website at .

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Gasport's Cub Scout Pack 18 recruited 15 new scouts at their school night at the elementary school. If your son missed the recruiting booth and would like to join the cub scouts, give leader Scott Schultz a call at 716.474.8073. Scouting is an awesome program!


The Canalside Inn in Gasport is the place to be Friday, September 18th, as the Mercury Blues Band plays there from 9:00 PM till 1:00 AM. For info about the band, visit their website at:


There is an interesting project online called "Conversations With US". Conducted by Chris Register, the website says...

"...the project is grounded in a feeling that there must be more to America than the typical refrain offered by politicians and cable news--that we are a nation divided. Is being at odds with one another really what defines us? Or is there another side to America--a common thread running along the Mississippi River and underneath the Great Plains, over the Rocky Mountains and through the forests of giant redwoods? CWU aims to seek out the answer by going directly to the source, inviting hundreds of everyday Americans from all 50 states to share their thoughts and stories with their neighbors, even those a thousand miles away. As the project moves across the country, we may just find that these stories overlap with our own in unexpected ways. That shared narrative, in turn, might help us to accept, understand and even enjoy those differences among us that define the very essence of this incredibly diverse nation."

While bicycling across the country, Chris camps at various towns along the way and chats with folks who call those places home. He posts snippets from the interviews online to help make a narrative about this great country of ours. He recently made a stop in Gasport and interviewed Jennifer Bieber. You can hear a part of her interview -- and those of others along the Great Lakes -- here:!Water-Steel-Grit-Final-Conversations/cmbz/55edef390cf24e84f763c59e

The Conversations With US web address is:

The Facbook page is:

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

BECKER FARMS: A TOP APPLE PICKING DESTINATION came out with their list of the top 21 orchards to visit in Upstate New York this fall. There were only 3 listed for Western New York..among them was Gasport's own Becker Farms.

Here's the article:


Tickets for Terry's Corners' 2015 Gun Raffle are now available. Please visit the link below to purchase tickets.

Grand prize is a 2016 Kawasaki Mule

1. Kawasaki Mule 610
2.Stag Arms NY Legal AR-15
3.Bennelli Momtifeltro 12ga semi
4. Browning Silver Hunger 12ga semi
5. Remington Versa-Max Sportsman 12ga semi
6. Browning Miroku/Brato BPS .410 pump
7.CZ Bobwhite 12ga sideXside
8. Eastman Carbon Express Covert CX-3 SL Crossbow Package
9. Savage Arms model 512 20ga O/U w/ gold inlays
10. Circuit Judge .410/ 45cal revolver rifle
11. Savage Model 11 Trophy Hunter XP .223 (camo)
12. Ruger American w/ Scope, bolt action 7mm
13. Browning BPS 12ga pump
14. mossberg 835 Duck Commander 12ga pump
15. Browning A-Bolt III .270
16. CVA Optima .50cal Black Powder w/ scope
17. Remington Model 700 ADL .243 cal w/ scope
18. $400 cash
19. Thompson Center Venture .30-06 bolt action
20. Henry Arms "Golden Boy" .22 lever action
21. $300 cash
22. CVA Optima V2 SS .50cal Black powder (camo)
23. $200 cash
24. Remington 870 exp Tactical Ghost Ring 12ga pump
25. $100 cash

Terry's Corners Fire is a not-for-profit organization, so your "donation" is tax deductible. Do not need to be present to win. All prizes (except Mule) have been purchased through Gander Mountain. If you do not like the prize you won, you will receive a gift card for the amount of the prize.

Tickets can be purchased online here:

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Mr. Wilson, who taught at Roy-Hart for many years, has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

His obituary is at the Buffalo News:

Monday, September 7, 2015


The tenth annual Saddle Up for Roswell event will again bring equestrian riders of all experience levels to Chestnut Ridge Equestrian Center in Gasport, NY, on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

110 riders of all ages will compete in dressage, stadium jumping and cross country trials at the event as they raise funds in support of cancer research and patient care at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Participants have collected pledges from the community in support of the event, and many riders will carry the names of those they ride in honor or in memory of on their saddle pads.

The family- and spectator-friendly event will also feature a basket raffle, t-shirt sales and a refreshment stand.

Saddle Up for Roswell will take place at the Equestrian Center at 7913 Chestnut Ridge Road. For more information contact Sue Williams at (716) 772-2957. Additional details can be found at

To donate to Roswell Park Cancer Institute on behalf of this event, make checks payable to Roswell Park Cancer Institute and send to: Chestnut Ridge Equestrian Center, Saddle Up for Roswell, 7913 Chestnut Ridge Road, P.O. Box 372, Gasport, NY, 14067.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, founded in 1898, is the nation’s first cancer research, treatment and education center. The Institute was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. RPCI is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or e-mail

Saturday, September 5, 2015


Hartland Bible Church would like to thank the community of Gasport, New York for welcoming them into their back yard just over 5 years ago. They would like to invite the entire community of Gasport to take the time to come hang out with their neighbors at the Church.

Food and fun are all planned out: hot dogs, burgers, corn roast, lawn games, super-sized bocce, horseshoes, basketball, gagaball, water balloon volleyball, live music, a bocce ball challenge course, classic cars, bounce houses, kids games, a huge slip and slide, and much more.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 12th from 11:00 till 3:00 at the Church at 8110 West Avenue in the hamlet.

The official Facebook event page can be found here: