News in brief

On Friday, Oct. 18, 47 uniformed officers who successfully completed the basic police academy for state Department of Environmental Conservation Police and Forest Rangers graduated at the Training Academy in Pulaski.

New officers and rangers from the Oswego County area are:

Officer Waldemar Auguscinski, Pulaski; Officer Edward J. Piwko, Parish; and Officer  Geoffrey A. Younglove, Red Creek.


Jimmie James BBQ celebrated its grand opening Oct. 20 at its new site, 5048 State Route 104, Scriba.

There was a car show, drawings, giveaways and free samples.

For more information on the business, call 342-7427 or go to The site in in the old Woody’s Building in Scriba.


Dynamic, one of Oswego County’s largest automotive accessory stores, recently added Tim Smith to its sales team.

Smith has more than 10 years experience in the automotive industry and customer relations.

Previously working for an automotive dealer, Smith will be responsible for working with the sales team at Dynamic as well as managing and growing the customer base and enhancing dealer relations.

“Tim has such a knowledge for the industry and we’re very excited to have Tim on board and a part of our team,” says owner, Michael Leszczynski.

Dynamic was founded in 2001 and is located at 143 George St., Oswego. Dynamic specializes in automotive and home accessories.


The Oswego County Legislature recognized Tuesday, Oct. 15 as National White Cane Safety Day.

The day is set aside to promote awareness, education and advocacy for issues that affect individuals with a vision impairment requiring them to carry a white cane.

Members of the Oswego County Vision Network and ARISE were at hand to receive the proclamation.


The Fulton Public Library has been awarded a $5,000 state grant.

Betty Maute, library director, said the money will be used to repair and refurbish one of the building’s two chimneys.

She said the chimney has structural problems and needs to be “cleaned up and rebuilt.” The library building’s cornerstone was laid in 1905 and the building opened in 1908.

State Sen. Patricia Ritchie, R-Oswegatchie, visited the library Oct. 9 to tell officials about the grant. The money should be arriving any day, a Ritchie spokeswoman said.


Travis Spirits and Wine Garden will have its grand opening celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26.

Ron and Brenda Wilson are opening the new store at 1007 Auburn St., Hannibal inside the family business Travis Floral Shop, which has been a staple in the Hannibal area for more than 65 years.

The grand opening on Friday will include tastings of wine from Thousand Islands Winery adn tequila from locally owned 21 Tequila. Saturday’s event will include samples of wines paired with seasonal food and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon.


The New Haven Senior Citizens will meet at noon Monday, Oct. 28 at the New Haven Congregational Church.

Please notice time change. The meeting will include a shared meal, brief meeting and a program by Bridget Swartz and the Parish Writers.  All seniors are welcome.


The town of Sterling is having Meet the Candidates forums Nov. 2.

From noon to 1:30 p.m., residents can meet the candidates at Two D’s Diner in Martville. From 2 to 3:30 p.m., residents can turn out to meet the candidates at the Fair Haven Library.


State Street United Methodist Church is hosting its 93rd annual Harvest Dinner and Bazaar Saturday Nov. 2 at 357 State St., Fulton.

The bazaar is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the dinner is open 4 to 7 p.m.

Takeouts are available for the dinner. The menu includes turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, cole slaw, fresh squash, rolls, drinks and pies.

Bazaar vendors include Tupperware, candles, Avon, Rada knives, Stanley home products jewelry, crafts, bric-a-brac and more.

Proceeds help the church continue its service to the community that hs been ongoing for more than 100 years ago.


St. Stephen’s Church at 469 Main St., Phoenix, will have its Election Day spaghetti dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 5.

The menu will be spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.

For more information, call Dave at 559-1096.

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