Help save the Midway Drive-In this weekend

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By Ashley M. Casey

A T-shirt sale held this weekend at the Drive-In and at Harborfest will raise money to rebuild the screen, which was destroyed in a storm earlier this month.

Owner John Nagelschmidt said members of Girl Scout Troop 10101 will assist with the fundraiser, selling T-shirts and bracelets that say “I Helped Save the Midway.”

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Kenneth Holland, former Phoenix schools transportation supervisor

Kenneth M. Holland, of River Road,  Phoenix, died Monday July 21, 2014 in Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw, NY at the age of 63.

He was born June 16, 1951 in Buffalo, a son of the late Merton and Mary (Carroll) Holland.

He was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton and was supervisor of transportation for Phoenix Central School where he had worked for 16 years prior to retiring.

An avid hunter, he was a member of the NRA, Tuscarora Hunting Club and Pathfinder Fish & Game.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Cahill) Holland whom he married in 1981; three sons, Kenneth Holland, Jr. of Brewerton, Kelly Holland of Houston, TX, Kyle Holland of Las Vegas, NV; a daughter, Krista (Timothy) Beechler of Java Center, NY; two granddaughters, Raena and Sydney; his beloved dog, Clicker; a sister, Beth Holland of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis Holland.

A Celebration of Kenneth’s Life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday July 27, 2014 at RFH’s  Hideaway, 1058 County Route 57, Phoenix.

Memorials may be made to Scope-NY, 8316 Irish Rd., Colden, NY 14033-9777 (; Pathfinder Fish & Game Club, 116 Crescent Drive, Fulton, NY; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 (

Arrangements were completed by W. S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., 358 W. Main St., Arcade.

Online condolences may be offered at


Breastfeeding event scheduled for Aug. 2 in Oswego

The Oswego County Breastfeeding Coalition is putting on the fourth annual “Big Latch On” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday Aug. 2 at Franklin Square Park in Oswego.

Registration for this event will take place at 10 a.m. and the “Big Latch On” will take place promptly at 10:30 a.m.

The breastfeeding coalition’s mission is to promote, protect, educate and empower breastfeeding families in our area. This is a community-building event held every August to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-8.

Groups of breastfeeding women come together at registered locations all around the world to nurse their children simultaneously.

Last year, Oswego had nearly 40 moms and babies participate in the event and there were more than 14,500 participants worldwide.

This year the coalition hopes to double Oswego’s participation.

Through this event, the Oswego County Breastfeeding Coalition hopes to:

Raise awareness of breastfeeding support and knowledge existing in our area

Make breastfeeding a normal part of life at a local community level

Increase support for women who breastfeed

 This is a free community event that will feature a family picnic, fun activities and educational information.

There will also be the debut of the “Breastfeeding is Normal” art exhibit.  This art exhibit will feature every day women in our community breastfeeding their babies and will travel around the county in the months to come.

Anyone who would like to offer support for the event should call Lisa Emmons at Mother Earth Baby at 216-4622. Participatns also can reguster at this number.

For more information about the Big Latch On, go to

Quilling subject of upcoming program at Amboy 4-H center

 Melissa Crocetti displays samples of the quilling project program participants will be making during The Art of Quilling class.
Melissa Crocetti displays samples of the quilling project program participants will be making during The Art of Quilling class.

Oswego County artist Melissa Crocetti  will instruct the third program in Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center’s Nature Inspires Series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4.

The Art of Quilling workshop deal with the art form of quilling or paper filigree, which is cutting and rolling narrow strips of paper into coils of several sizes to create designs.

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Local author tells children ‘You Are a Rainbow’

Lisa Buske poses with her student, Kacce Killam, and Buske's newest book, "You Are a Rainbow."
Lisa Buske poses with her student, Kacce Killam, and Buske’s newest book, “You Are a Rainbow.”

By Ashley M. Casey

Local author Lisa Buske, known for her books about her missing sister Heidi Allen, released her first children’s book, “You Are a Rainbow” in June.

Buske, who lives in New Haven, said she drew inspiration from her class of kindergartners at Mexico Elementary School.

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