Friday, January 31, 2020

Bridal Show 2020

Curtains ads

To help cover the costs of the school's upcoming musical "Curtains" (March 20 and 21), they are now accepting advertising sponsorships for the program. The deadline is February 19th

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Contacting EDF Renewables

If at any time you have questions or concerns about the proposed Hartland solar project that you would like answered or addressed by EDF Renewables, reach out to Kevin Campbell, Development Manager at 416.216.5053 or He's willing to have a face-to-face conversation with you at your home or over a cup of coffee at a local diner.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Why is it called Chemical Hose?

Why is the fire company called Gasport Chemical Hose?

At Saturday's centennial celebration one of the longtime firemen told this story as it was told to him:
The early Gasport firefighters had a portable tank, pulled by horse or man -- that era's makeshift "fire truck". It was filled with baking soda and vinegar to one) create a fire extinguishing compound and two) to build up pressure through a chemical reaction to push water.

One day, the tank was filled with too much of it and the tank exploded because of the pressure build up.

The firemen found humor in their mistake and made Chemical Hose a part of the name to honor that error. It stuck forever, even as firefighting technology and public waters systems improved and the founders passed on.

Gasport's fire's 100th

Here's an excellent write-up about Gasport's installation dinner and it's 100 years of service to the community:

Monday, January 27, 2020

New diner coming to Gasport

Gasport will soon have a new restaurant serving lunch and breakfast. Our Farm & Billy's Beef, located on Route 104 between Hosmer and Checkered Tavern Roads, has the dining room under construction. 

Roy-Hart rallies for Marnie

At Friday's Roy-Hart basketball game everyone rallied behind foreign language teacher Marnie Kozielski who was  recently diagnosed with cancer:

Food pantry numbers for January

Why do food drives, charity and volunteerism matter? The need is real: On Saturday, January 25th, the Gasport Food Pantry had 22 families representing 69 people use their services.

Roy-Hart to send almost 100 students to All-County

Royalton-Hartland School District will be sending 96 top musicians to the Niagara County Music E​ducators Association’s (NCMEA) All-County music festivals in February

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Food pantry: January 2020

This Saturday will be the monthly distribution for the food pantry and clothing closet hosted by Zion Lutheran Church in Gasport. Please share the details with locals in need!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Spaghetti dinner: January 21

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser -- tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 21st. 4 - 7 pm

Solid Rock Church 8590 Rochester Rd. Gasport.

Cost: Donation - Proceeds Benefit the Salt & Light Festival.

Yoga at Zion; week of January 19th

If you haven't yet experienced the benefits of yoga (flexibility, strength, calmness to name a few) give it a try at Zion. This week, it will be held at 7:15 PM Monday, 5:00 PM Tuesday, and 9:15 AM Thursday. You need not be a member of Zion to participate.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Erie Canal 2020 season

The New York State Canal System has announced the 2020 schedule. It will be opened on Friday, May 15th and will close for the season on Wednesday, October 14th. That's too short of a season.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Liz Bateman has passed away

Gasport and Middleport have lost a great citizen with the passing of Liz Bateman. She was a Middleport village trustee, a member of Tri-Town Ambulance and Zion Lutheran Church, a girl scout leader, a mission trip worker, and so much more! She was an excellent role model for local residents

Friday, January 17, 2020

Fire company hits a huge milestone!

Gasport Chemical Hose, our community's volunteer fire company, turns 100 on Sunday. Thank you to all who have served over the past century! 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Veratti has great yields

The New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association announced the winners of their yield contests for 2019. Congrats to Gasport's Verratti Farms for being a top producer!

In the corn yield contest, Verratti came in 3rd statewide with a yield of 263.72.

In the soybean contest they came in 2nd AND 3rd statewide due to different seed types. Verratti saw a yield of 76.40 with Channel crops and 74.56 with NK crops.

Impressive, especially when one considers how wet Gasport was in 2019!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Ridge View website updated

EDF Renewables has added a lot of new information to their project website ( for the Ridge View proposal for Hartland including:

• Answers to many of the questions that were asked during the public meeting that was held on November 20th, and other questions that they’ve heard from the community (

• Public meeting display boards from the November 20th meeting (

Monday, January 6, 2020

Gasport fire raffle

Gasport Chemical Hose Company's annual Sportsman's raffle will take place Saturday February 15th, 2020. Food and drinks included with ticket. They will have 50/50's throughout the event, side raffles, door prize, and bell jar tickets. For any prize on the main ticket, you do not need to be present to win.
To get your ticket ($25/ticket), see any Gasport Fire member, go visit Drum Oil & Propane or Standish Jones Ace Hardware. Only 999 tickets sold so get yours before they are sold out.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Totally Buffalo report on the gift of color

Here's Totally Buffalo's great report on the two kids at Roy-Hart Elementary who were able to see color for the first time because of the goodness of their classmates and their community

Thursday, January 2, 2020