Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Flag Day 2019

Mark your calendars! Heather Pedini always leads a very memorable Flag Day ceremony at Roy-Hart Elementary. Be sure to check out this incredibly patriotic event

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Destination Imagination finals

A group of five students from the Roy-Hart School District is currently in Kansas City, Missouri for the Destination Imagination global competition. It's a program that celebrates skill, learning, and working together.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Roy-Hart results

Yesterday's results at Roy-Hart....

Proposition 1 (2019-2020 Budget) Passed
Yes 278
No 67

Proposition 2 (Capital Improvement Project) Passed
Yes 275
No 67

Proposition 3 (Increase funding for the Royalton Hartland Community Library) Passed
Yes 278
No 70

Board Members (2)
Sara Fry 209 votes
Jesse Snyder 200 votes

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Adopt a barrel contest

It's time again for the Gasport Beautification Committee's annual "adopt a barrel" contest. Please contact Margie at 716.628.7273 if you would like to participate this year. The contest runs Memorial Day through Labor Day, The barrels are judged the weeks of July 4th and Labor Day. You could win $25.00 for the best barrel that week. The GBC provides the barrels, gives you your location, and the rest is up to you. Most barrels have dirt, some may need a little added. Plant your favorite, keep them watered and watch them grow. The Committee would like to thank all participants who help keep Gasport beautiful!

Monday, May 13, 2019

FMC safety award

The FMC Middleport Plant has been named a winner of the 2018 Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Site Excellence Award among the many locations of the FMC Corporation.

Criteria for the award for the previous calendar year included zero recordable injuries at the site, zero process category 1 or 2 events, zero notices of violations and EHS Compliance Audit results and action item status.

“FMC has invested a large amount of time, energy and dollars to ensure an optimal safe workplace for our dedicated employees,” said Dr. Roberta Kloda, FMC Middleport plant manager. “The award especially recognizes the commitment of the entire FMC Middleport team to safety in all of our activities.”

In the photo, FMC Middleport Plant employees celebrate receiving a 2018 Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Site Excellence Award. Holding the recognition plaque (far left) is Rick Cooper, and showcasing the award flag (from second on left to far right) are Jamie Buchholz, Dr. Roberta Kloda, FMC Middleport Plant manager, Joe Burkett, union steward representing Local 1180 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and Carolyn Joldos, FMC Middleport Plant Environmental, Health and Safety manager.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Help wanted: Royalton recreation

The Town of Royalton is accepting applications for the following Summer Recreation Program positions: Director, Assistant Director & Counselors. The program runs from July 8, 2019 through August 9, 2019 from 9 AM – 3 PM. Applications can be picked up at the Town Clerks office or can be found online at under the Employment Tab. Applications will be accepted until May 24, 2019.

Chicken BBQ

This Mother's Day -- Sunday, May 12th -- stop by
Terry's Corners Vol. Fire Co., Inc. for their 54th annual chicken BBQ. It begins at 11:00 and goes until sold out. Cost is $10 for adults; ages 5 to 12 are $4; kids under 5 are free. Sit down or drive-thru.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Roy-Hart newsletter for school budget

Here is Roy-Hart's newsletter that focuses on the budget proposal, propositions, and school board candidates:

Clean Up Gasport results

Margie Granzow shared this message about last Sunday's Clean Up Gasport:

The Gasport Beautification Committee members would like to send out a big thank you to all the individuals and the youth group and scouts that came out and helped this year. A lot of large rubbish and 15 large bags of garbage where picked up from the hamlet. Great community effort

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Gary Few has passed away

Gary W. Few passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Niagara Hospice House. Born in Lockport on January 20, 1939, he was the son of the late C. Donald and Lorraine Wendel Few. Gary graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a B.S. in Music and from UB with a Master’s in Education Administration. He served in the US Army Reserves from 1963-1969.

Gary’s professional career started in 1961, retiring in 1995, with a tenure of 17 years at Niagara Wheatfield Central School and 17 years at Royalton-Hartland Central School. He taught Music Appreciation and Theory, directed the Senior High Girl’s Chorus, Acapella/Concert Choir, Boys Glee Club, Swing Choir and also co-directed ten musicals. Nearing the end of his teaching career, he was an assistant principal, followed by an Interim Principal at Roy-Hart. One of the highlights of his career was touring and performing in Scotland, England, France, Canada and several states in the US with his Niagara Wheatfield Concert choir. Gary’s school groups were known to perform at the top-grade level, receiving the highest scores one can receive at NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) competitions where he was a member. Many of his students went into the music profession as a result of his support and mentoring. After retirement, he continued to share his expertise as an instructor and director at NCCC. He also directed several Ecumenical Community Choirs, played trumpet in the North Tonawanda American Legion Band, and the Buffalo US Armed Forces Band following his service as a reservist in the US Army.

Gary was very active in the community as a member of and served as a Master of the Cataract Lodge in Middleport, and belonged to the Barker Lions Club, serving a term as President. He was the Director of the Lockport Glee Club, one of the first Men’s Barbershop Groups in the Roy-Hart area, the Trinity Lutheran Church Choir, Christ Episcopal Church Choir, and the United Methodist Church Choir. As an active member of the local AFS chapter, his family hosted an exchange student from Switzerland. In his spare time, he enjoyed antique cars, radio control airplanes, playing bridge, fishing, camping, traveling, and boating.

Gary is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Patricia (nee Meiklejohn) Few; father of Kevin M. (fiancée Cindy Weinheimer) Few, James D. (Renee) Few and Melissa (Jean-Claude) Bernaer; grandfather of Brittany Few, Kyle (fiancée Kailey Schultz) Few, Megan Few, Brandon Few and Jenna Bernaer; great grandfather of Shaymiir Few. He was the oldest brother to Richard W. (Linda) Few and the late D. William (Patricia O.) Few. Gary is also survived by his mother in-law Alma Meiklejohn and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday, May 10th from 2-4 and 6-9 PM at Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee Street, Lockport. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11th at 11 AM at Christ Episcopal Church, 7145 Fieldcrest Dr, Lockport, NY 14094. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Christ Episcopal Church, the Niagara Hospice House, a local music program or charity of choice would be appreciated. Visit

Monday, May 6, 2019

LOSAP public information session


The Town Board of the Town of Royalton will hold a Public Information Session at the Royalton Town Hall, 5316 Royalton Center Road, Middleport, NY, to hear and consider information and comments in connection with the Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) for the Volunteer Firefighters. This meeting will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019, immediately following the two (2) Public Hearings which are scheduled for that evening.


Friday, May 3, 2019

Clean Up Gasport 2019

This year's " Clean up Gasport" will be on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at 1pm.Volunteers will meet at Zion Church. If any groups can't help Sunday and want to clean up on their own just send a message to Margie from the Gasport Beautification Committee indicating the area you cleaned or would like to clean. Her email address is Margie says: "Thank you in advance for all our volunteers that help keep the Hamlet clean"

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Destination Imagination auction

The Gasport Area Friends Destination Imagination team are heading to the Global Finals in Kansas City, MO. To get there, they need your help -- they are holding an online auction this weekend.