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The Friends of History In Fulton, N. Y., Inc. will hold its fifth annual Celebrations Evening at the Fulton Polish Home at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.

The Fulton Community Band will entertain and the fifth presentation of the Elma J Smith award will be made to Fulton Savings Bank.

The award is presented to an individual, organization or business that makes distinguished and long-term contributions to Fulton history in one or more of the following areas: public education, writing, research, exhibits, historic preservation, promotion of Fulton’s history, service to the museum or philanthropy.

Past recipients of the award are Glenn W, Clark, Marian M. Stanton, Fulton Polish Home, Carrie R. Butler, Rosemary K. Cook and Alec Seymour.

GB Catering will cater the dinner, which will feature Italian foods. There will be 50/50 drawings and gift basket and lottery raffles throughout the evening.

Call the Friends of History at 598-4616 for reservations.


The Veterans Day ceremony in Fulton is planned for 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at Veterans Park across from Fulton City Hall.

Veterans will be honored for their sacrifices and service to the United States. Refreshments will be served prior to the ceremony in City Hall.

After the ceremony, there will be a luncheon at the Fulton Elks Lodge, 57 Pierce Drive.


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County will be holding a class on Draft Dodgers from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the extension office in Mexico.

These homemade draft dodgers will help keep indoor temperatures up and fuel bills down.

They are simply fashioned from knit fabric, and filled with rice, which makes them pliable enough to tuck tightly into nooks and corners. This hands-on program is open to all, an adult must accompany youth.

Participants will need to bring imagination and minimum crafting and sewing skills. Your $8 registration fee includes your pattern and supplies.

Pre–registration is required by Friday, Nov. 8. by calling Cooperative Extension of Oswego County at 963-7286, Ext 302.


State Sen. Patricia Ricthie, R-Oswegatchie, is calling on state Education Commissioner John King to host  a “Common Core” community meeting in the Northern and Central New York region.

The commissioner recently resumed community meetings focused on hearing the concerns parents and educators have with the Common Core curriculum across the state — with no stops in Oswego, Jefferson or St. Lawrence Counties.

“I’m urging the commissioner not to overlook the concerns of parents and educators in Northern and Central New York and to add another session here so they will have the opportunity to speak up, just as others across the state have,” Ritchie said.


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is putting on its 5th Annual Oswego County Holiday Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 as part of the “Christmas in Mexico” festivities.

The community is encouraged to visit the market at the Mexico VFW and find great holiday gifts, decorations and food from local farmers. There is no better way to support the local economy than buying local.

In addition to finding these local goods, customers have the opportunity to speak directly with the agricultural producers present at the market.

For more information. call Lynnette Wright at 963-7286 ext 203 or visit the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County website at

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