In and Around Middleport

Middleport student wins music scholarship

Community Music School is pleased to announce that Madeline Keyes of Middleport is among the winners of the 1st Annual CMS Scholarship Competition. Community Music School holds the annual competition to recognize the talent of its students. A voice student of Community Music School teacher Maria Goodrich, Keyes was one of two winners in the

From our Historian|In and Around Middleport

What’s New at Middleport Pottery?

In 2014, many of you know I made contact with the head of the Prince’s Restoration Trust, which was refurbishing and reopening the famous Middleport Pottery in Stoke on Trent, England. They even generously presented us with 2 pitchers and bowls made at the newly reopened facility, hoping we would use them to entertain visitors

In and Around Middleport|Notices & Notes

Drop box for unwanted prescriptions

Just a reminder, if you have outdated or unwanted prescription drugs or over the counter drugs or supplements, there is a drop box in the Middleport Police Department (22 Main Street, next door to the Village Hall, 24 Main Street) to get rid of those things. This drop box is available to everyone, not just

In and Around Middleport

“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

Architecture and Buildings|In and Around Middleport|Middleport Village History

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

Businesses|In and Around Middleport|Middleport Village History

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

From our Historian|In and Around Middleport

A History of Middleport

All history lovers, especially those who love learning more about our little village, will be pleased to hear that the history written by our previous historian, Anna Wallace, is about to go to press.  During her 30 year tenure as historian, Anna collected stories that go back to the beginning of our community in the

In and Around Middleport|People in the Past

Myrtle Lewis Wilmot, local artist and philanthropist

Myrtle Lewis Wilmot was the daughter of Middleport residents and inventor Elgie J. Lewis and his wife, May Bathrick Lewis. Born in 1888, she attended Middleport High School from where she graduated in 1904 and then went on to study music at the Julliard School of Music in New York City. She and her husband,

In and Around Middleport

Middleport Businesses on Display

Currently on display in the village hall board room are items from various businesses that were a part of the Middleport community many years ago. Visitors are encouraged to stop by and check out the photos and memorabilia from places like Smiler’s( more recently known as J and J Coffee Shop), Snell Hardware, Max Hyde