Archive for July, 2011

  The annual run starts with registration from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 Quarter mile Fun Run starts at 6:15 p.m.

1 Mile Race starts at 6:30 p.m.

5K Cross Country Race starts at 6:30 pm.m

  The site has fairly flat , grassy and short trail. There will be water and bananas after each race. Restrooms on site.

  Entry fees are Fun Run is free. 1 Mile or 5K race is $5(both are $8 fee) In-person registration only Cash or check is payable to Roy-Hart Sports Boosters Club.

Awards will be 1 mil:Medals to fastest male and female

5K Medals to fastest male and female in these age groups: 10 and under, 11-14 and 15-18.


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Winners of the balloon launch in Middleport caught a ride to Gasport in a hot air ballon

Winners of the balloon launch in Middleport caught a ride to Gasport in a hot air ballon courtesy of Eagle’s Wing Hot Air Balloon. Pilot Kevin Raymond took Michelle and Julia  Brockman ,10 of Lockport in a balloon ride after the Music in the Park last Sunday. Visitors to the first Wine , Cheese and Chocolate addition to Music in the Park had fun at the event sponsored by the Royalton Hartland Business & Professional Association.  Guests could purchase a ticket and enjoyed tastings from wineries like Black Willow, Chateau Niagara, Honeymoon Trail, Niagara Landing and Vizcarra Winery. Cindy Jex, one of the organizers is also a member of RHBPA . Jex is the owner of the Barker Chocolate Box .She sold frozen chocolate bananas, homemade chocolates and her new line of chocolate crumbles. Guests tasted various cheeses from Yancy’s Fancy Cheese which was featured with the wine and chocolates under a separate ten.  Food and beverages like pizza and beef on weck sold from Alternative Grounds Caffe, Chops Shop Pizzaria, MP Construction sold hot dogs to hungry concert goers and healthy fruits and dessert from  Becker Farms and Schwab Farm Market.  Schwab’s Farm market had blueberries, cherries and peaches. They were showing their new filled cupcakes, among the tastiest were Hawaiian Coconut, Dreamsicle, Red Velvet and Brownie Cheesecake.Apple Blossom Florist was another local business helping at the sign in tent. The music was from the Easy Street Band. A lucky member of the band had their name selected but was unable to leave the band, after all, “the show must go on” The kind band member gave tickets to the Brockmans to take the ride over the Friendly Community. Launched across the street from  the Parking lot of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.. The weather permitted the Pilot Kevin Raymond, also an Art Teacher from Keshequa Central(in Livingston County) to explain to the passengers how the balloon operates and what to expect. The drawing was coordinated by Andy Twarowski, FMC plant manager. He was among the crowd at the launch seeing the balloon off. The ride was included in the price of the wine tasting ticket. The free concert was provided by MATABC (tourism committee) and BCAC (art center).  For more information about the balloon ride check out check out www.ewballon.com and www.barkerchcolatebox.com for more information. You can find other wine events on the Niagara Wine Trail website www.niagarawinetrail.org

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Carolyn Wagner contacted me with some exciting library news! Here is the information as it was given to me,” On June 7, 2011 eligible voters in the Royalton-Hartland Central School District approved a budget of $103,000 for the Middleport Free Library.  As a result, the Library will be revising our charter with the New York State Education Department to reflect the new charter service population area for the library (will go from a chartered service population of the Village of Middleport to the Royalton-Hartland Central School District).


As a result of this increased service population area, the Middleport Free Library Board of Trustees has determined that the current name for our Library (i.e. the “Middleport Free Library”) no longer accurately reflects the geographical area of service.  The Board has decided that a new name for our library is needed.


Towards that end, we would like to involve you, the loyal patrons of our library, to come up with a new name.   We are sponsoring a “Library Name Change Contest” and invite you to submit suggestions for a new name for our Library.  Suggestions can be submitted to the Library – deadline to submit your suggestion is August 31, 2011.


The Board of Trustees will then meet to select a name that the group feels is best suited to reflect the service population area.  Winner will receive a gift certificate to Barnes and Nobles.


So – be creative!  Think about what the library means to you and the public.  There is no limit on the number of suggestions submitted per person.Good luck.  We look forward to receiving many interesting library name suggestions”

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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge announced today that the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the theft and vandalism at Swallow Hollow Nature Trail has been increased to $1,500. The increase was made possible through generous donations from local businessmen. The trail, located on Knowlesville Road in Genesee County, was targeted in May when 10 interpretive panels and regulatory signs were stolen from the trailhead and along the trial. The trail also suffered other acts of vandalism. Total damages have been estimated at $15,000. The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating in conjunction with Federal Officials of the Office of Refuge Law Enforcement.

If you have any information please contact either the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office at 585-343-5000 or the Office of Refuge Law Enforcement at 814-789-2471. If no answer, please leave a message and a Federal Officer will return your call. All calls will remain anonymous.

Swallow Hollow Nature Trail is the most popular trail on the Refuge because of its accessible boardwalk, diverse habitat and exceptional birding opportunities. The trail is enjoyed by hundreds of people every week.

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge is managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and is located midway between Rochester and Buffalo, in the towns of Shelby and Alabama, NY.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for out scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.


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The Ontario Frontier Softball League is holding a reunion at 2 p.m. on Aug 6  at the “FLYING INN LODGE” on West Creek Rd. Olcott N.Y. This is the old Palmer Airport bring chairs and refreshments. Pass the word to anybody you know how played in the league. Any questions call Mark Hamm at 778-7440.


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A mini cheerleading camp will be held at the Scout House on Rt. 31 in Middleport for ages 4-7 . The dates are every Friday in July, starting July 8 from 11-11:30 am.

You can register the first day, July 8th. Girls from Girl Scout Troop 78 will be teaching youth basic cheerleading skills, as part of their Bronze Award Project.


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