News in brief

A parking ban takes effect for the City of Fulton Nov. 1.

The city ordinance prohibits the parking of any motor vehicle in/on any city street or city parking lot from 1:30 to 5:30 a.m. from Nov. 1 to April 1.

The penalty for a violation of the all night parking ban is $15. Unpaid fines double every ten days. Vehicles may also be towed.


The Fulton Alliance Church invites  children in the community to the annual trunk and treat from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

It is a safe environment where children are able to walk to multiple car trunks collecting candy. For this or other events please call 593-6842 x103.

The church is located at 1044 State Route 48, 1/2 mi. south of the city line.


Oswego Trinity United Methodist Church at 45 E. Utica St. will host a free will dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday Nov. 3.

The menu includes roast turkey with all the trimmings,  dessert and beverage. We will be back in the downstairs level again.

As usual, donations accepted, but never expected.

For questions please contact the church office at 343-1715.


SUNY Oswego’s residence halls will provide “Safe Trick or Treat” for children in sixth grade or under accompanied by an adult, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.

Families can look for balloons outside participating residence halls.

Children also can take part in a variety of Halloween games and activities that day from noon to 3 p.m. in the Campus Center.

Admission is two cans or boxed food donations per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The SUNY Oswego chapter of Vega, the women’s honor society for juniors and seniors, sponsors the safe-Halloween events in cooperation with the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

For more information, call 312-2246 or email


An informational meeting for people interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents is set for 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 5 at the Oswego County Department of Social Services office, 100 spring St., Mexico.

Oswego County also needs Hispanic foster parents. El Condado de Oswego necesita padres de crianza hispanos!

The Department of Social Services is looking for people who would like to become foster parents, particularly for children ages 8 and up who may have special needs for supervision. All children available for adoption through DSS have been in foster care for a period of time. The children are typically ages 10 and older and have special needs.

Attendance at the Nov. 5 informational meeting is required to enroll in the 10-week preparation program. Single and two-parent families may apply to foster or adopt. Both parents in a two-parent household must attend the training.

For more information, call Lois O’Connor at 963-5018 or Patricia Pennock at 963-5382 or e-mail


The All Saints Episcopal Church Tuesday Night Free Community Dinners have posted menus for November.

Meals are served 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 5: pulled pork sandwich, veggie and tater tots

Nov. 12: spaghetti and meatballs, salad and bread

Nov. 19: turkey dinner with all the trimmings

Nov. 26: frittata, salad and fruit


The Palermo United Methodist Church will hosting its chicken and biscuit dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 in the church dining room.

This will be the last dinner for the fall season. A family-style, all-you-can-eat dinner will include chicken and gravy, biscuits, mashed potatoes, salad, vegetable, dessert and beverage.

Takeout dinners are available and can be reserved by calling 598-4888.

The church is located on County Route 35 just off of State Route 3 in Palermo, just north of Palermo Center.


The Raymond-Faulkner-Cook American Legion Post 858 in Cleveland is putting on a “Thirty-One Bingo for Clear Path” event from 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the post.

Admission is $5, which covers the cost of hors d’oeuvres.

Thirty-One consultant Nicole Alman will host the event, which includes guests playing Bingo to win Thirty-One prizes.

Thirty-One is a company specializing in women’s totes, purses, thermal bags, stationery and accessories. The items are of high quality and can be returned within 90 days of purchase if unsatisfied unless the item is personalized.

Go to to learn more about Thirty-One and see their products.

Alman will have catalogs and order forms available at the event and 50 percent of her commission will be donated to Clear Path for Veterans in Chittenango, an organization dedicated to helping military veterans and their families restore, reconnect and transition into their communities.

Questions about Thirty-One or the event may be directed to Alman at 657-8906.





The Pennellville United Methodist Church, 389 County Route 54 in Pennellville, will have a roast pork and dressing dinner at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

The menu will consist of roast pork, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, beans, coleslaw, rolls and butter.  You may choose from a wide selection of homemade pies and other desserts. Coffee, tea, cool aid and water will also be available.

Music will be provided while you wait to be seated.  The ladies from the church also have a variety of crafts and goodies for sale.  There is a large supply of used books available at reasonable prices.


The Lamson Grange #588 will feature its all-you-can-eat Belgian waffle breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the grange on Fenner Road, Lysander.

The menu features made-to-order waffles with mixed berry topping, eggs, bacon, sausage, white and wheat toast, English muffins, jam, cereals, whipped topping, juice, coffee, tea and milk.


The Oswego County Legislature recently honored Barry Leemann for his many accomplishments during his tenure as Chairman of the Legislature.

Leemann created the county’s “Green Team” which has had a significant environmental and financial impact on Oswego County as a community and as a business. As a result, the county has reduced energy costs by more than $150,000 to date and has helped avoid the production of almost 630 tons of greenhouse gasses.


The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York state, has named state Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Oswegatchie, a 2013 “Eco-Star” for her work on environmental initiatives in Albany.

The Eco-Star award is presented to those elected leaders who authored critical legislation, lobbied their colleagues and helped broker bipartisan, bicameral solutions to New York’s many environmental and energy challenges. State Senator Patty Ritchie, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, sponsored the Food Metrics Bill to strengthen New York’s local food economy.

In addition to authoring the Senate version of the bill, Ritchie played a pivotal role in negotiating a consensus version with the Assembly and then lobbied her colleagues to ensure final passage.

The Food Metrics Bill will require state agencies to establish a food procurement tracking system, enabling New York to understand how its food dollars are spent and unlocking the potential of state dollars to achieve multiple economic goals, including supporting upstate farms and food production.


The Alzheimer’s Association Central New York Chapter is presenting the Foundations of Dementia Care, a series of nine modules over four sessions, to professional caregivers in Central New York.

They are being offered: 8 a.m. Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27, at SUNY Oswego Metro Center, 2 Clinton Square, Syracuse; and 8:30 a.m., May 21 and 28, and June 4 and 11, 2014, at the Mohawk Valley Institute for Learning In Retirement, SUNYIT Campus Center, 100 Seymour Road.

Modules include: About Dementia, Enhancing Mealtime, Improving Communications, Making Connections, Promoting Restraint-Free Care, Reducing Pain, Reducing Risk of Falls, Understanding Behavior, and Understanding Wandering. Modules are grouped into sessions of three to four hours in length.

Registration is $75 per person per session or $200 per person for the entire series, and can be completed online at or by phone at 472-4201 ext. 108 for Syracuse or 617-4025 ext 108 for Utica.



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