Archive for July, 2009

Have an artful weekend on the Niagara Wine Trail on August 8 and 9. Check out all the local artists and craftsman with their unique creations. For $20 you can enjoy a tasting at each winery and receive a commemorative wine glass. For more information check out http://www.niagarawinetrail.org


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   Do you miss all your high school pals?   The Roy-Hart Class of 1979 will be holding their class mixer at Shelridge Country Club in Medina at 8 p.m. on July 31. All class members are welcome. The reunion committee would also like to invite the class of 1978 and 1980 to attend to see old friends, team mates and teachers.

  To find your old friends and make new ones you can also check into facebook.com or classmates.com

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  Approximately 175 people of all ages enjoyed a summer night of great music, free hot dogs, cookies and soda at the Village of Middleport’s Sesquicentenial Street Dance on Saturday night.

  The Easy Street Big Band that includes band members Pete Dauphin and Wayne Blumrick, both Middleport residents played under a white tent for the event. The group  had songs that entertained all the ages and having the road blocked off still gave lots of room for dancing. As their soloist Kathy sang “Blue Skies”, it was mostly blue skies for the event. Thanks to the Committee and the Village for a wonderful event.

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  Just received a message from Julie Obermiller of the Chatterbox. Why not watch the Relay for Life Highlight show ? The show will on LCTV 20:
Sat., 7/18 and Sat., 7/25 at 1am, 7am and 7pm (Length 2hrs.)
 You can also log onto www.lctv.net  to watch streaming programming on the website.

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        Everyone is invited to the Lockport Theatre Organ Society’s “Pizza & Pipes Party” on Monday. There’s no admission charge for an informal program featuring ten very talented organists at the console of Lockport’s only Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Doors will open at 5 p.m. on July 20th, Monday  at Senior Citizen’s Dale Association Building at 33 Ontario St.  It’s a great way to meet new friends, folks come and go at their convenience. You can meet and greet old and new friends. Pizza beverages and cookies are available for sale around 6 p.m. for anyone who might care for a snack. Here is an opportunity to learn about theatre pipe organs and how they are different from pipe or electronic organs in churches. LTOS members will be happy to answer any questions about the organ. Please come bring a friend.

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                Saturday is the day for the last big celebration of Middleport’s sesquicentennial year. The Middleport Sesquicentennial Committee invites everyone to join to celebrate the village’s 150th birthday. Park Avenue, between Vernon and Main Streets, will be closed off from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. so there can be “dancin’ in the street” to the sounds of the Easy Street Big Band. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy complimentary hotdogs, soft drinks, and desserts. The rain location will be the Scout House on Telegraph Road.   
            Local residents have been invited to set up displays showcasing their Middleport memorabilia collections.  If you have something you’d like on display, please call the Village Hall. This event is free to all. Plan to attend and wondering what to wear? Take a peek in your attic. Make it a real celebration and come in clothing from days gone by!

The committee will continue the “wooden nickel” contest and the public is invited to guess how many wooden nickels are in a jar. These nickels are left from the Village’s
Centennial celebrations in 1959 and were generously donated by two village residents  Tom Sheldon and Margaret Droman.  The person who guesses closest to the number without going over will win a sesquicentennial t-shirt, mug, and calendar.  The winner will be announced during the dance, so hurry and make your guess.  Remember, when you make your guess, you get to keep the commemorative pen.  The jar is on display at the village hall to try your luck. 
      You can still purchase commemorative mugs and t-shirts with the Village of Middleport’s newly created crest and calendars chock full of photos and historical tidbits from Middleport’s past. Calendars and t-shirts are $7 each and mugs are $5.  These items are also available at the village hall. Call 735-3303 for more information. 


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             Christa Lutz has started helping the Middleport Friends of the Library prepare for the annual silent auction held on Labor Day weekend. An exciting new feature this year will be special painted chairs to be auctioned off during the event. The friends have been asking local talented people to paint a chair for the group to sell. The library needs some additional usable chairs that people may have in their basement, attic or garage and would be willing to donate to this cause.  Since the chair will inspire the creative spirit of the artist, the group would like different chairs from which the artists can choose. You can call the library at 735-3281 and the friends will arrange pick up or drop off of the chair. If you are a talented painter and would like to add your creations to the list, please check with the library.

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