Archive for August, 2010

An 1862 canal schooner replica will be open to the public for tours from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 9. The Lois McClure schooner will be docked here in downtown Middleport as part of the Grand Canal Journey and is one of 20 locations she will visit along the Erie Canal. This is free to the public.  Groups are certainly welcome. Come on into the village, have a bite to eat at any one of our local restaurants and tour the boat!

The Middleport Free Library now has on display an “1862 Class”, 1:50 scale model of the Erie Canal Schooner depicted during construction.  The Model was constructed by Middleport resident – Bob Woods over a 3  month period. The showcase also has a display of Erie Canal Books and pictures. The “Lois McClure” Schooner will be stopping in Middleport on Sept 9 as part of it’s Erie Canal trip.


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             Save the date for more Middleport events as organizers get ready for the big Festivites in Middleport. This is a family oriented event so plan on attending.  Don’t forget the fun filled Goat Chip Bingo! Vendors, crafters, artisans, businesses and organizations are invited to set up from 11 to 4 p.m. at the Village Commons, Park Avenue (between Main and Vernon) in participation of the Middleport Festivities. The day begins Sat Sept 4 with breakfast at the Mason Lodge by Boy Scout Troop 23 and ends with a chicken bbq at the Methodist Church from 4 to 5:30 p.m. A kiddie parade will be at 2 p.m. with the Hot Country Liners dancing immediately after the parade, and the Goat Chip Bingo will take place at 3 p.m. The Middleport Library will again host the Silent Auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Parish Hall. There is no fee to join in but you need to register with Julie Maedl at 735-7631 before August 31 to secure a spot. At the present time there are already two food vendors (hot dogs and beef on weck) plus the breakfast and the chicken bbq. Remember it’s free and a good chance to display your products/craft.

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A Community Health Fair will be held on August 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Absolut Care of Gasport, 4540 Lincoln Drive. Health Care vendors will be available to provide information and answer questions about their services.  Blood pressure, cholesterol and bone density screenings will be offered free of charge. Admission is free, light refreshments will be provided and there will be door prizes. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact Helen Feron at 725-1834 for more information.

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               Families are welcome to attend the 2nd Annual Roy-Hart Kids Run starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday Aug 18 at the Royalton Ravine Fitchlee Park in Gasport. The little kids run at 6 p.m., at 6: 15 p.m. there will be a 1 mile fun run. At 6:30 p.m. starts the 5K race. There is no charge and this event is open to Roy-Hart Alumni. It’s a fun filled family event, hope to see you there!


Families attended the 2nd Annual Roy-Hart Kids Run this past Wednesday at the Royalton Ravine Fitchlee Park in Gasport There is no charge and this event is open to Roy-Hart Alumni. It’s a fun filled family event, and the event will be held again next August, the same weekend. Pencil it in your calendar for next summer.

 Congratulations to all the runners. 0.3 Mile Fun Run (Ages 4-9):  Caleb Reith 2:29, Christopher Greiner 2:33, Andrew Kropp 3:15, Mackenna Kropp 3:30One-Mile Run:  Kurtis Parker 8:03, Caleb Reith 9:59, Christopher Greiner 10:03, Aaron Snell 10:27. 5K Run:  Jason Zayac 17:37, Roy Phipps 24:12, Kurtis Parker 24:27, Zach Yates 27:34, Rachel Phipps 27:34, Miranda Herriven 27:37, , Emily Faltyn 29:38, Chelsea Herriven 29:38

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