News in brief

The Winona Forest Recreation Association 4th Annual Stone Wall 5K Snowshoe Race will be held Sunday, Jan. 19 at the CCC Camp, Winona Forest, Mannsville.

Snowshoeing has been growing by leaps and bounds as a healthy recreational activity in the forest. The Stone Wall Snowshoe Race attracts avid snowshoers from across the region to participate in this popular race, which has grown from a few participants to this year’s 80-plus entries.

The race start at 10:30 a.m. with registration from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Details of the race are at


A free will breakfast buffet is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 at the Owego Masonic Lake City Lodge 127 in Oswego.

The menu includes pancakes, French toast, sausage, home fries, coffee, tea,orange juice and more.

Donations will be accepted but are not expected.


A one-hour presentation on owls will be given at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah.

Call 365-3588 for more information.


A workshop for learning how to make a rag quilt is being held Jan. 29 and Feb. 12 at Oswego County Cooperative Extension.

The cost is $8 and pre-registration must be done by Jan. 27. Both classes must be attended to finish the workshop.

The classes are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. both days.


“Registrations for the upcoming 2014 season for Fulton Little League Baseball & Softball will be taking place at the Fulton War Memorial from 8 a.m. to noon today; noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 1.

All boys or girls who reside in, or attend school in, the Fulton and Hannibal school districts are eligible to play Fulton Little Baseball or Softball.  A child must be 4 years old before May 1, 2014 for the T-Ball program. A girl cannot be 17 on Dec. 31, 2013 and a boy cannot be 17 on April 30, 2014 to play in their respective Senior Divisions of play.

All participants should present a birth certificate at the time of registration. A late fee will be assessed for any player registered after Feb. 1.

Anyone with questions can call John Florek at 591-4993 or Dave Webber at  532-2598.


The Halfway to Harborfest Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Gibby’s Irish Pub.

It will include a chicken barbecue fundraiser featuring Gibby’s famous chicken.

Proceeds benefit Harborfest. The menu includes chicken, corn, salt potatoes and a roll.

Paul Vandish will be playing after the Syracuse University basketball game.

Pre-sale tickets must be purchased by Jan. 22. Tickets are available at the Harborfest Offices in the McCrobie Building and at Gibby’s Irish Pub.


The Hannibal Fire Deaprtment Auxiliary is putting on a breakfast buffet from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at the firehouse.

The firehouse is on Oswego Street.


A class to learn how to make cute and useful zippered pouches is being offered at Lakeside Artisans, 191 W. First St., Oswgo from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30.

Instructor Kathy Fenlon will demonstrate how to make three different styles of a zippered pouch and three different easy ways to put in a zipper.

Students will select from a variety of fabric and make the pouches. Each pouch will have a different way to install a zipper. Students may make their pouches any size they wish.

Students also will learn different ways to embellish the pouches. These are very practical and can be used for a variety of things such as jewelry, make-up, a mini-wallet, photos, camera or cell phones.

The class fee of $45 includes all supplies. There is a non-refundable deposit of $10 per participant.


A breakfast buffet to benefit the Oswego High School girls’ softball team is set for 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 26 at the Oswego Elks Club.

Tickets can be purchased from any softball team member or at the door. The menu includes French toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, assorted juices, and coffee..


If you hold a radio operator technician license and would like to upgrade to general, a 10-week class beginning Jan. 27 will help in that endeavor.

The class starts at 6:30 p.m. at the county building across from Mimi’s in Fulton. The class is free.

The FCC General Class Amateur Radio Operator enjoys the privilege of operating his or her “Ham Radio” station, contacting other stations around the world. These privileges come with the FCC General Class License. This class will prepare holders of the FCC Technician Class License to take the General Class examination, and to use their new privileges.

This 10 week course will cover the advanced knowledge needed to understand the requirements and to be able to pass a 35-question written examination.

Contact Redd, AI2N, for more information at


Parents of Special Children, Inc. will host a free workshop on “Understanding Diploma and Credential Options” for parents and guardians of students of disabilities.

This training is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Parents of Special Children headquarters at 2 Tower Drive., Fulton.

The program will provide families with important information to help them understand these options to become an active participant in the transition planning process.

Topics to be discussed include the current graduation/diploma options in New York state, the current credential/exiting options in the state and the importance of career development occupational studies.

A light lunch will be provided.


A class on fused glass is being offered from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 1 at Lakeside Artisans, 191 W. First St., Oswego.

“Say it with Class; Say it with Glass!” will allow attendees to make fused glass ornaments that can be hung on a window or wall. They are perfect for a homemade Valentine’s gift.

Diane Chepko-Sade is the instructor. The class is limited to eight students, which may include children 10 and older as well as adults.

The registration fee is $10. For more information, contact Lakeside Artisans at 342-8880 or or visit us at Facebook and our website, .


A benefit for Fulton native Amy Arden Finch is scheduled for 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at he Timber Tavern, outside Baldwinsville.

Event organizers Dave Finch and Tina Shinya said the event is being held to encourage community involvement and support to help Amy work through the financial and emotional burden of her fight with breast cancer.

She has gone through eight chemo treatments, is scheduled for a double mastectomy in February and then radiation treatments to follow. She has continued to work as it helps her personally focus on something else and keeps her spirits up.

The benefit will include food, drinks, music, raffles and prizes.


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