Christa Lutz, Historian for the Village of Middleport, considers herself lucky, and she hopes her luck will continue. When a local company donated a complete year’s rent for her office at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street, she was so grateful. Now as the year’s worth rent that was donated has been used up, she is hoping she can remain there. “I love having the Main Street location just down from Village Hall,” says Lutz. “People stop in with their items and stories from Middleport’s past. They know I am here and since I am on the ground floor, it’s all handicapped accessible. It’s a perfect location really.” “The Masons have been wonderful to me and have shown me so much support for my efforts More Info »Read more
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Middleport store wins national brownie contest!
Patrick Cipollone, left, manager of Middleport’s 7-Eleven store, is shown with clerks Rae Barnett, Lisa Maynard (holding lots of fudge brownies), Joyce Kasianczuk, Barb Bowers and Gloria Barnett, after he announced that the Middleport store had sold the most brownies in a contest between Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse area stores. In fact, during the promo period of July 15 through 31, Middleport’s 7-Eleven store sold more than any other store in the entire US. Middleport, noted for being a friendly community, surely supported the brownie campaign with lots of fun and enthusiasm. A new promotion for mozzarella sticks is currently running thru August 31. One has to wonder if Middleport’s love for cheese can out do their love for brownies? Tags: contestRead more
Like to photograph the Erie Canal? Here’s a contest for you!
Entries for the 2013 Erie Canalway Photo Contest are being accepted through Sept. 6 for the 8th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Winning photos will be displayed in the 2014 Erie Canalway calendar, which will be available free in December. Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit prints and digital images in four contest categories: Bridges, Buildings and Locks; For the Fun of It; On the Water; and the Nature of the Canal. The contest captures and shares the beauty, history, people, and distinctive character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, which is comprised of the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga/Seneca, and Champlain Canals, and their historic alignments, and surrounding communities. Download official contest rules and an entry form here. Get snapping! Tags: canal, contestRead more
Book Sale at the Library
Come for some great deals on some great reads at our annual Labor Day Festivities Book Sale. Stop by the Royalton Hartland Community Library between 9 AM to 2 PM and get a bag full of books for only $2. Yes, that is correct – a whole bag full of your choice of books for only $2. We also have some great gift baskets that are being raffled off. Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. Great items and you could be a big winner! This is part of the fun that takes place in the Village of Middleport on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. Royalton Hartland Community Library, 9 Vernon Street in Middleport NY. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Tags: book More Info »Read more
Another Great Music in the Park in Middleport
It was another perfect day for the Royalton Hartland Business and Professional Association on Sunday, July 21 from 3 to 7 PM at the Middleport Rotary Park, Rt. 31 in Middleport behind Holy Cross Lutheran Church for wine from wineries on the Niagara Wine Trail, chocolate from Barker Chocolate Box, Yancy’s Fancy cheese, baked goods, local produce and more from Schwab’s Farm Market. The band Pocket Change played a wide variety of music and catering was provided by Darrell’s place. Wine and music lovers enjoyed the day filled with great music, delicious food and local wines from wineries on the Niagara Wine Trail under two tents. Event tickets included a signature glass made for Music in the Park and a chance to win a unique More Info »Read more
Years of Service That Made a Difference
Congratulations and Thanks to Herb Koenig, Carolyn Wagner and Carolyn Hill honored for contributions to Royalton Hartland Community Library On Monday, July 8, the current Board of Trustees presented Herb Koenig, Carolyn Wagner and Carolyn Hill plaques in honor of their dedicated service to the library through many years and many changes. Dr. Koenig, or Herb as so many people know him, has been a Trustee for 35 years. Over that time he has witnessed the library transform to its present day level of services that include modern technology to accommodate the changing needs of patrons. “Our library is a top-notch media and literacy center for the whole Royalton Hartland community,” says Koenig. “I am proud that it has grown and expanded, and my hope More Info »Read more
Summer is the Perfect Time to Dig Into Reading
Activities Every Thursday at Royalton Hartland Community Library Your children can really dig reading this summer, thanks to the Summer Reading Program at the Royalton Hartland Community Library. The six-week-long program offers children in two age categories fun things to do and see this summer, but they will learn a lot too. This summer’s theme is “Dig Into Reading” and every Thursday will feature activities for elementary aged children and story hours for the preschoolers with reading selections that uncover the wonders of the world around us. All programs take place at the library, 9 Vernon Street in Middleport. Program Fun and Activities for Children Grades K-4 Kids love dinosaurs and they will dig them even more after the first program entitled Digging Dinos that More Info »Read more
Memorial Day 2013
The weather was perfect for Middleport’s annual Memorial Day celebrations that take place in the Village. Even Elvis was there along with representatives of the local youth baseball and softball teams, fire companies and our veterans. Each year, the Memorial Day Celebrations include a parade starting at noon, with Memorial Day Services held immediately following by Clute Philips VFW Legion and the Middleport Fire Company. Following the services there was a fun and splashy duck race in the Erie Barge Canal sponsored by the Rotary Club. Watch For Yourself on this video Tags: memorial day, paradeRead more