RHBPA August 2016 Meeting Notes

RHBPA Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 Attendees: Julie Maedl, Ann Fisher-Bale, Ann Busch, Janet Lyndaker, Don Scott, Sara Reed, Vonda Westcott The meeting was called to order at 8:10 AM by President Greg Zakrzewski. Treasurers Report: Current balance – $4,282.08. Scholarship award of $500 was paid to Emma Lindke. Music In The Park – Receivables Tickets: $1,042 (includes additional $85 for Door Prize only tickets purchased that day) Goat Chip: $165 Hot Dogs: $144 Bond Catering (??) TOTAL: $1,351 Approximate Expenses: $1,142.50 (+ $75.01 to Greg for hot dogs and supplies). We are also waiting for bill from US & J. Estimated profit – $133.49. Final figures will be provided at September’s meeting. Old Business Scholarship: We received a Thank You note from […]

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Check out our magazines!

Consumer Reports just one of the many magazines available at the Royalton Hartland Community Library! Get the ratings for fridges, dishwashers, ranges, bike helmets and more–it’s all in the new August issue of Consumer Reports! Did you know that you can check out this magazine? And that isn’t all – come by and see all the magazines here for you to read and enjoy!

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RHBPA July 2016 Meeting Notes

RHBPA Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 Attendees:  Julie Maedl, Ann Fisher-Bale, Ann Busch, Janet Lyndaker, Donna McCloy, Don Scott, Sara Reed, Wendy Wutz, Vonda Westcott The meeting was called to order at 8:09 AM by Vice President Julie Maedl. Treasurers Report:  Current balance – $2,984.08.  Scholarship award of $500 was paid to Emma Lindke. Other bills include posters, postcards, flyers, Facebook posting and Union Sun.  Also payment was made in advance for tents. Old Business Music In The Park – July 17th Tents/Tables/Port-a-Potty: Julie reported that the tents will go up on Saturday. Help will be needed about 1:30 to set up chairs and tables. Music: There is a change in the music as Dave Stockton will not be playing. Mike Hartman will […]

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“A Friendly Community” by Anna Wallace is ready

I can finally say to one and all who have been waiting ever so patiently, the books arrived this afternoon and are ready for sale. “A Friendly Community” a book by by Anna Wallace, former Middleport Historian, is now published and available for sale at local locations and online from Amazon. The book, written by Wallace, is full of Middleport history, thanks to Anna. Copies can be purchased for $12 plus tax at the Middleport Family Health Center, the Book Shoppe on Main Street in Medina or the Village Hall. For those who no longer live in the area, you may make your purchase from Amazon in book form or in Kindle editions ($5).  Thank you to all of you for your patience and constant […]

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RHBPA June 2016 Meeting Minutes

RHBPA Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 Attendees: Greg Zakrzewski, Julie Maedl, Ann Fisher-Bale, Ann Busch, Sarah Reed, Don Scott, Donna McCloy, Vonda Westcott The meeting was called to order at 8:14 AM by President Greg Zakrzewski. Treasurers Report: Current balance – $3,979.58. Julie also has approximately $300 in dues to deposit (not included in total). Anyone who has not paid their membership dues, please send to Julie as soon as possible (33 Mechanic St, Middleport). Old Business Scholarship– Emma Lindke has been chosen as the winner of the RHBPA Scholarship this year. Greg Z will present her with a check for $500 on Monday, June 13th at the Academic Awards Ceremony. Music In The Park – July 17th • Music: Dave Stockton – […]

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RHBPA May 2016 Meeting Notes

RHBPA Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 Attendees: Julie Maedl, Ann Fisher-Bale, Ann Busch, Janet Lyndaker, Keith Bond, Donna McCloy, Vonda Westcott The meeting was called to order at 8:12 AM by Vice President Julie Maedl. Treasurers Report: Current balance – $3,982.58. There are no bills. Old Business Membership Month – Julie has spoken to a couple of people about joining to add to our membership. Music In The Park – July 17th Tents/Tables/Port-a-Potty: Julie reported that the tents, tables and port-a-potty have been rented. Music: Dave Stockton and The Blind Leading the Blind have been confirmed for music. Wineries: Leonard Oakes, Schulze, Vizcarra Vineyards. Barker Brewery will represent craft beer. Ann B is also waiting to hear from 810 Mead Works as to […]

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Middleport’s Fire Bell Memorial

In a moving ceremony attended by many of our local residents, the Fire Bell Memorial was rededicated this past Memorial Day 2016. The Middleport Fire Department first dedicated their bell memorial in the park on Memorial Day of 1952 in  honor of  the deceased members of the department. The bell used to hang in a tower behind the old fire hall, now better knows to residents as our Village Hall.  After a fire in 1898 that engulfed the tower and the bell, the village lost their alarm system. According to Anna Wallace’s History of Middleport, the bell tower of the Episcopal Church was then used for ringing fire alarms at a cost to the village of $25 per year. In this view of the old Haines […]

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Middleport Universalist Church

It was back in April of 1841 that the Middleport Universalists organized their church on a piece of land donated by John Craig. The building of the church was accomplished with smooth, egg shaped stones gathered by the congregation from the shore of Lake Ontario and under the supervision of stone mason Emery Smith. Reverend Linus Everett was chosen to dedicate the church in 1842. In 1870 the Middleport Church was valued at $8 thousand dollars with the only church bell withing the village as well as the first organ. Due to diminished membership, the church closed its doors in 2015 and the building was sold. Many of their books and some other artifacts were donated to the office of the Village Historian, and are […]

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History of the Basket Factory

Back as early as 1886, the factory owned by Sylvester Evans and Henry McClean turned out some 2000 baskets daily. By 1893, James Hulihan and Thomas Conley owned the Royalton Basket Company which supplied local fruit farmers with different size baskets ranging from berry baskets to fruit crates. The logs were floated down the canal and held in the log pond until they were needed. The lower level of the building was used to cut the logs into strips while the assembling of the baskets took place on the top floor. Deliveries of the finished baskets were made by horse and wagon to local farmers. Owners of the business at its closing in 1934 were James and Timothy O’Shaughnessey. Today we look forward to once […]

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RHBPA March 2016 Meeting Notes

March 9, 2016 Attendees: Greg Zakrzewski, Ann Fisher-Bale, Janet Lyndaker, Ann Busch, Don Powell, Vonda Westcott The meeting was called to order at 8:11 AM by President Greg Z. Treasurer’s Report $4,208.58. (minus payment of $72 for Post Office box rental) Old Business Scholarship – Greg will get information for this to Colleen Albee at the Guidance Office. Music In The Park – July 17th – Ann continues to work on this but would like a few volunteers. She will put together a list of tasks so that members can choose one to help with. Ann F-B will make a template listing the tasks to make available to members. Ann F-B has volunteered to help with wineries. Meadworks should be contacted to see if they […]

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