Archive for May, 2009

There’s a bright window in the Village of Middleport where the suns shine in any weather. Peggy Burgess, owner of Peggy’s Towpath Café sold over 100 suns in just 2 days for the Relay For Life in Lockport. Thanks to Peggy and her customers for helping the Relay against cancer.  The Lockport Relay is one of the largest in the area and it has had many villages and towns helping the fight against cancer.   peggy burgess suns... The Lockport Relay starts at 2 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. on June 20. The Relay began originally in Barker and is now held at the Emmet Belknap School track in Lockport. Come and spend the evening with the teams, visitors and stay for the Luminaria Ceremony at 10 p.m. Thousands of candles are lit in honor or in memory of those who have faced cancer. They are placed around the track to light the way for walkers. Please call Donna Czaja at 735-3941 for more information or to donate or purchase a luminaria.


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    Don Hamman began playing the organ at the age of 16 years old at the Rainbow Roller Rink in North Tonawanda.  You can see him play the Mighty Wurlitzer at 7 p.m. on Monday May 18th.

   Hamman will be performing at the Lockport Senior Center at 33 Ontario St in Lkpt. The admission cost is $6 at the door.  Refreshments at intermission. There is also free parking in the back of the Center.

   In addition to playing the organ for the past 30 years at the Newfane United Methodist church in Newfane NY.  Hamman is involved in the Masonic order , he plays at many of the events for the groups and serves as one of the house organists at the Riviera in North Tonawanda. There he provides pre-show music for live events as well as movies. You may also see him at Shea’s Buffalo Wurlitzer performing pre-show music for the Broadway series.

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    When you have a great party, you want everyone to be there. So, plans are underway for the Class of 1979 at Royalton-Hartland in Middleport NY to have their 30th reunion .  

     Dottie Barr informed me that after many meetings their group has the last list  of  UNFOUND classmates.They are David Barnes, Cheryl Bennett, John Berry, Larry Burdick, Wayne Carey, Mark Chase, Emmanuel Dawson, Donna Elsenhiemer,Valerie and Patti Jennings, Michael Kowalski , Kim Ralph, Joe Shepard, Sue Simmons, Eva Simms, Sally Jo Smith and Sue Whitley. 

  Plans for the Reunion to add to the calendar, got a pencil? It will be held on August 1at Becker Farms . The Friday night mixer July  31st  will be at Shelridge Country Club 8:00 p.m. They can still contact Dottie at Royhart.org hit the information link or Barrd@royhart.org.

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            Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive  by the National Association of Letter Carriers is an annual event in Middleport. Residents can donated canned goods, boxed cereals, peanut butter, rice, canned meals, juices and the list goes on.  I’ve listed the web site at the end of the article for more information.    

      Please have your non perishable items out by the mail box before 9 a.m. on Saturday to be picked up by the local mail carriers. All donations will go to the Middleport Food Pantry. http://www.helpstampouthunger.com/

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              The Federation of Republican Women presented Middleport Mayor Julie Maedl with the “2009 Woman of Influence” award at their 5th annual Women of the Year Luncheon on Sat., April 25 at the Tuscarora Inn in Lockport.

    The award was presented to Mayor Maedl by The Honorable Assemblywoman Jane Corwin and she was also congratulated and recognized in a speech given by the Honorable Senator George Maziarz at the ceremony.

    Mayor Maedl was chosen for her hard work, dedication and many years of public service for the Village of Middleport.

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Check out the news release about a new contest in Village of Middleport.! Give your Top Ten….

 Middleport Sesquicentennial Committee Seeks

Top Reasons To Live, Work, Learn and Play in Village


                FMC Corporation, in cooperation with the Middleport Sesquicentennial Committee, today announced a promotion and contest for local residents, businesses and Royalton-Hartland School District students to help name the Top 10 Reasons to Live, Work, Learn and Play in the Village of Middleport.


The Top 10 Reasons to Live, Work, Learn and Play in Middleport will be unveiled on Sept. 5 as part of Middleport’s Annual Festivities and as part of the sesquicentennial celebration.


As part of Middleport’s celebration of its 150th birthday this year, people can submit their top reasons online at www.middleportny.com. Forms can also be picked up at the Middleport Village Hall, FMC’s 15 Main Street office and at several Middleport businesses. When completed, they can be mailed to 17 Vernon Street in Middleport or dropped off at Village Hall. Signs are posted at the businesses where the contest entry forms are available.


Top 10 Reasons contest forms will be made available to students at the Royalton-Hartland Elementary School and the contest entry details will be announced to students at the Middle School and High School.


Anyone who completes the online form or the printed form will be eligible to win one of five $50 gift certificates to Middleport businesses.


A committee of volunteers will review the submissions and select the top 10 reasons to live, work, play and learn in Middleport. The contest will run through Aug. 1.

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