Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Help make Breakfast With Santa a success

The Fourth of July Committee is looking for raffle items and food donations to help make the December 3rd Breakfast With Santa a success, which in turn makes the Fourth of July a success...

Monday, October 30, 2017

Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive 2017

When people donate food to food pantries, usually it’s canned goods that kids all too often aren’t much interested in eating. That’s why Pete Robinson of Lockport founded the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive in 2010: He wanted to provide local needy families with foods that kids enjoy.

This year's PB&J Drive begins November 1st, with donation bins for unopened jars of peanut butter, jelly and marshmallow Fluff being set up all over the Niagara Frontier.

There are 5 drop-off sites in Gasport: Chop Shop; Durfs/MJ Tire; Nickleback Bottle and Can Redemption Center, Royalton town  hall and Schwab’s Farm Market.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Chowder sale: October 28th

If you'd like to support a worthy cause and get some awesome food, Boy Scout Troop 18 will be cooking their famous chowder tonight on Main Street. It will be available on Saturday morning at the Covenant Church from 9:30 till gone. Cost is $18/gallon, $16/gallon if you provide the container, and $6 per quart.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Mrs. Retzlaff has passed away

Sadly, Roy-Hart has lost yet another beloved longtime teacher. Mrs. Retzlaff was a kind and caring elementary school teacher for 35 years in the district.

Her obituary: http://obituaries.lockportjournal.com/story/linda-spencer-retzlaff-1943-2017-990632421

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mr. Pregmon has passed away

Stephen Pregmon was a Roy-Hart musical teacher and the district's string orchestral director for an amazing 35 years. He passed away last Thursday. Here is the obituary for the always happy and inspiring Mr. Pregmon, who had a huge impact on Gasport, Middleport and beyond:


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CUCC bazaar and dinner: November 4th

The Covenant United Church of Christ's annual bazaar and donation dinner is on November 4th. The day's activities run from 10:00 till 7:00.

Take out will be available for lunch and dinner.

Lunch is served by CUCC's youth group from 11:00 till 2:00.

The famous turkey dinner, cooked by the church folk and served by Troop 18, is donation style, and it will be available from 3:30 till 7:00.

The bazaar begins at 10:00 and it will feature homemade jams, hot pepper jelly, beets, carrots, tomatoes, and fresh baked sweet breads, rolls,muffins, pies, and cookies.

There will also be hand sewn items from purses to scarfs as well as tree skirts, wreaths and centerpieces.

There will be a kids booth with games and prizes.

This is CUCC's biggest and most important fundraiser of the year. Last year, they added a raffle and will be holding one again this year. If you'd like to donate a raffle item and support CUCC and the great mission work they do in the community, please call Carol Genet, who is coordinating the raffle at 622.3095.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Our Farm Festival this weekend

The sixth annual Our Farm Festival will be from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday at 7610 Ridge Rd. in Gasport:


Trinity "Oktoberfest" in Wolcottsville

Wolcottsville is the place to be this weekend. Yesterday, we shared the info about St. Michael's fall fest coming up on Saturday. Then, there's Trinity Lutheran Church's version of Oktoberfest on Sunday from 11:00 till 2:00 where they will be serving bratwurst and sauerkraut -- and roast beef for those not into the German foods.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Gasport Food Pantry update

Gasport's Food Pantry at Zion Lutheran Church continues to have a huge impact on our community.

On Saturday, September 23rd, 18 families totaling 75 people used the services provided by the food pantry. 30 bags of food were distributed and 14 families used the clothing closet.

Thank you to the volunteers and donors who make this happen!

Currently, the pantry is short on Jell-o, canned fruits, tuna fish, jelly, pork & beans, cereal, potatoes, and pasta sauce. If you'd like to donate such items, please visit the Church Sunday mornings between 7:30 AM and noon.

If you would like to utilize the services of the pantry, it is open the fourth Saturday of every month between 10:00 AM and noon.

Wednesday car-bus accident

Middleport and Tri-Town have been dispatched to a car/bus accident on Route 31. There are 45 students on the bus and police on scene have reported that 2 of them are citing neck pain.

Middleport Rod & Gun Club event

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Chop's Shop Bar & Grill open for business

Gasport has a new dining and drinking establishment. Chop's Shop Bar and Grill has opened up next to their pizzeria. It looks sharp! I wish them luck in this new endeavor! You can like them on Facebook here: