Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cinderella tickets available

Tickets are now available for Roy-Hart's musical - Cinderella.

Reserved Seats $8.00
General Admission $6.00
No senior discouts

To reserve specific seats, click on the seat maps at the Roy-Hart home page ( to find out what seats are available....or to purchase general admission tickets in advance, email your seat requests to or call Paula Koch at 716-735-3064. Ticket payments can be mailed to 4550 Freeman Road, Middleport NY 14105.

Ticket pickups prior to the day of the show can be arranged or tickets can be left at "will call" for pickup the night of the performance Advance sale tickets will only be available until 12:00 pm Thursday, March 15, 2018

General admission tickets will be available at the door one hour prior to each performance if seats are still available

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Pre-k applications available

Pre-K applications are now available for the 2018-2019 school year. Children must be 4 on or before December 1, 2018. Stop by the school for your application or download one here:

Luckman is a delegate for the pork industry

US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced the appointment of 157 producers and six importers to the 2018 National Pork Board Delegate Body, just ahead of the National Pork Industry Forum, Feb. 23-March 2 in Kansas City, Mo. Of the members appointed to serve a one-year terms is Gasport's own Jim Luckman, one of only 2 representatives from the Empire State.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Change in school schedule

Change to the school schedule: A Superintendent's Conference Day has been scheduled for March 9. There is NO SCHOOL for students on that day.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Becca's Closet dates for the 2018 prom season

If you know of a young lady in the area who might find it difficult to attend the prom or a ball because of costs, please share this with her and her family….

The Women Helping Others organization at Zion Lutheran Church of Gasport runs a chapter of Becca’s Closet at Zion and they have hundreds of slightly used or new prom dresses — and accessories — to distribute at NO COST to girls in need in the area who would otherwise find it difficult or impossible to attend their prom.

This year’s dates at Zion Lutheran Church are as follows:

Wednesday, February 21st: 10am – 2pm
Saturday, March 10th: 10am – 2pm
Friday, March 23rd: 5pm – 8pm

If you would like to set-up an appointment or want more information about this chapter of Becca’s Closet, please contact Paula Travis at or 716.471.6446.

Please take advantage of this wonderful offer and the charity of Paula, her team, and their donors — it’s there for the girls, to make sure every one of them can enjoy that special day!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Old Gray Goose has passed away

If you grew up in eastern Niagara County you know Old Gray Goose -- Robert Gray ( He was a regular at Camp Keenan and visited all the elementary schools to tell stories and lead kids in song. He passed away earlier today. RIP to a guy beloved by kids and adults alike. He was one of the good guys.

Place your sapling order

Every spring the Niagara County Soil & water Conservation District sells DEC-raised saplings for local residents to plant for use in conservation projects and lawns. Over 60,000 trees are distributed across the county on an annual basis. The trees will be available in late April but you have to order them before March 9th. 

It's a really great program for two reasons...

1) It gives you access to many different species of trees and shrubs suitable for a wide variety of soil. So, there are trees available for any conservation project you may have like creating a hedgerow, planting foodstuff for birds & mammals, starting a woodlot, stifling erosion, improving your lawn and more.

2) It's cheap. You could never buy these types and amounts of trees from nurseries or online without paying an arm and a leg. These trees are a great buy.

The order form is available in their Winter 2018 newsletter which can be downloaded here:

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Roy-Hart's graduation rate rises

The NYS Department of Education released statewide graduation rates reflecting the Class of 2017. Roy-Hart's graduation rate has risen significantly in recent years. In 2012 it was at 84%. Last year, it hit 96%. Statewide, the number was 82%. This improvement is a testament to, one, Roger Klatt's strengthening of intervention for students who have troublesome grades and, two, the teachers and aides who have provided that extra tutoring and help.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fish fry fundraiser

If you'd like to support Gasport's girl scouts and enjoy a great meal, they will be holding a fish fry fundraiser tomorrow, Friday, February 9th, from 4:30 to 7:00 at the Hartland Conservationist Club on Orangeport Road. The cost is $11 and it comes with sides, a drink and a dessert.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Buffalo News story about Ruthven Kill

Anne Neville of the Buffalo News wrote this wonderful article about the late Ruthven "Bud" Kill, a farmer, philosopher, and painter who painted pictures of my home and other scenes in the Gasport area during his retirement.