News in Brief

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The annual breakfast with the Easter bunny at Palermo United Methodist Church is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 19.

Enjoy an “all you can eat” buffet style breakfast with pancakes, French toast, sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, hash browns, fruit, scrambled eggs and assorted beverages.

Breakfast will be served in the church dining room in the lower level of the church. Following breakfast at noon will be the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. The egg hunt is available to all children up to age 13. Door prizes will be given away for teens and adults.

The egg hunt will be outdoors (weather permitting) and the children will be divided by age. There is no cost to participate in the egg hunt.

For more information, call the church office at 598-4888. The Palermo Church is located at 11 County Route 35, just north of Palermo Center.


Holy Week services are set for the the Minetto United Methodist Church.

Maundy Thursday of Holy Week, April 17, will be marked with a service of Tenebrae at 5:30 p.m. This will be a contemporary interpretation of the Last Supper.

The Good Friday service on April 18, will be at 7 p.m., with the Chancel Choir.

A prayer vigil will be kept beginning at sundown on Saturday, April 19, and continuing until Easter Sunday morning. Participants are invited to call 343-3465 to reserve a time.

The prayer vigil is a time of quiet – the candles on the altar will be the only light in the sanctuary – it will be a time for prayer. Sample prayers will be available.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ will be celebrated on Easter Sunday, at 10 a.m., April 20. The service will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The Chancel Choir will perform, Testimony of Life, a cantata written by the popular sacred composer Joseph Martin.

The church is located at the corner of State Route 48 and County Route 8 in Minetto. The building is fully handicapped accessible and nursery care is available for infants.

Information may be obtained by calling 343-3465 or viewing the website at:


Lakeside Christian Ministries, a new faith-based ministry organization in the Fulton area, is hosting an Easter Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. April 20 in the community room at the Fulton Municipal Building on South First Street.

The service is open to all. There will be light refreshments, a mix of traditional and modern music, and an uplifting message.

Longtime Fulton resident Chuck Copps, one of the organizers of Lakeside Christian Ministries, is finishing up his course work this year through Rockbridge Seminary.

“As the end of my studies draws near, the time has come to put my learning into practice and serve those in need in the greater Fulton area,” he said.

Founded by Chuck, his wife, Betsy, and Jerry and Bridgette Seguin, Lakeside Christian Ministries has a mission of living as Jesus lived, loving as Jesus loved and serving as Jesus served so God may be glorified and those in need may be helped.

Lakeside Christian Ministries recently began holding weekly worship services in members’ homes on Sunday evenings.  They also gather during the week to pray, share meals and strengthen their relationships with other people and with God.

Lakeside Christian Ministries has a Facebook page, LakesideCMFulton. To contact Lakeside Christian Ministries, call 806-9815 or email


The Granby Center Fire Department will have its annual open house April 26.

There will be a vehicle extrication drill open for the public to view and also a tour of the firehouse. Everyone is welcome to come at no cost!

The event, held in conjunction with the Fire Association of the State of New York’s RecruitNY event, is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fire department at 1400 County Route 8.


The Sterling Nature Center will help celebrate National Poetry Month with reading from 2-5 p.m. April 27 at the Jensvold Road facility.

Reading will be local author Susan Peterson Gateley, and poets Laura Donnelly, Devon Moore, Tim McCoy, Stephanie Pritchard, Christine Motto, and Steve Smith.

Gateley, is the author of numerous books dealing with Lake Ontario including her most recent book, Legends and Lore of Lake Ontario Two True Fish Stories -a pair of legendary Lake Ontario fish- the biggest longest lived fish in the lake, and the farthest traveled and most improbable fish- one that is considered sacred in Indonesia and was worth 2500 dollars a pound last year in Japan.

Donnelly is the poetry professor at SUNY Oswego, whose book Watersheds will be released this summer.  Motto, McCoy, Moore, Smith, and Pritchard are creative writing instructors at SUNY Oswego and widely published in national poetry journals. The event will also feature an open mic and everyone is urged to bring a poem to read (one they’ve written or one they like). Bring a poem andbring a friend.

There will be poetic refreshments available. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of nature and poetry. For more information contact Charlie Itzin at 947-5522 or the center at 947-6143.

The annual chicken barbecue sponsored By Friends of History in Fulton is set for 11:30 a.m. until sold out Sunday May 4 at the Pavilion at Bullhead Point.

The barbecue benefits the John Wells Pratt House Museum, local history museum, at 177 S. First St., Fulton. Eat in or take out.

For advance sale tickets, call 598-4616.


Mt. Pleasant Grange at 2825 County Route 45 will have its waffle breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday May 10.

Waffles will be topped with peach and served with the usual breakfast buffet and with sugar-free toppings. Takeouts will be available.

Also upstairs at the Grange, the Treasure Sale will be open from 8 to 11 a.m.

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