News in Brief

A brief item that ran last week about a chicken and biscuit dinner set for today (May 3) at the Little Utica United Methodist Church.

After publication of the newspaper, church officials called to say the dinner had been canceled. So there will be no chicken and biscuit dinner today at Little Utica United Methodist Church.


A grant awarded to the Fulton City School District by Dynegy Inc., allowed 20 Alternative Education students, grades 7-12, to experience an interactive field trip to the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse.

The students participated in a personalized planetarium show, explored different hands-on science exhibits like the Earth Science Discovery Cave and technology exhibits that included controlling a model cock-pit of an F-16 fighter jet.

All exhibits correlated to the New York state and future Next Generation Science Standards.


Doyle’s Bikes in Fulton is collecting used bicycles to give away at the Fulton Police Department Bike Rodeo in May.

Doyle’s will repair the donated bicycles to make them safe to ride, and then give them to children of all ages who come to the bike rodeo. children must go through the Bicycle Safety Obstacle Course with the police before obtaining a bike.

Anyone with an underused or unwanted bicycle to donate can drop it off at Doyle’s Bikes, 316 W. First St., Fulton, 592-4537. Afternoons are preferable for drop off.

The more bicycles received, the more can be given away.

The annual Fulton Police Department Bike Rodeo focuses on bicycle safety and is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday May 31.

The children will receive a new bicycle helmet, choose a used bicycle to keep (while supplies last) and ride it through a police-directed obstacle course. They can also register their bike, play in the bouncy rides, and receive free refreshments.

This is a community collaboration, led by the Fulton Police Department.

For more information, call Doyle’s Bike Shop or Kelley Weaver 402-7431.


Girls and boys ages 12-15 are invited to the Montezuma Audubon Center for up to three weeks of Sportsman Education this summer.

Young hunters will get their hunter safety, bow safety and waterfowl identification certificates in three weeks of hands-on learning and outdoor experiences.

The camps will run from July 14 through 31 (Monday-Thursday for each course).

Each week will feature classroom-style learning, covering the basics of each course, enhanced by hands-on outdoor field lessons including orienteering, canoeing, tracking and more.

Participants will also take part in conservation projects that enhance habitats for game and non-game species.

Fee per camper: $100 for one week, $190 for two and $270 for all three. Major support for this program is provided by Bass Pro Shops.

Space is limited and registration is required. Registration forms can be found at For more information, call 365-3588 or email

Camp schedule:

Week 1 – Hunter Safety – July 14-17

Week 2 – Bow Safety – July 21-24

Week 3 – Waterfowl ID – July 28-July 31

For more information about the Sportsman Camp or the Montezuma Audubon Center, visit


The youth group at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Phoenix is having a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17.

In addition to the garage sale, the youth group is asking if people would donate bottles and cans for the sale.

The youths are raising money for a trip to Steubenville, Ohio for a youth rally with about 40,000 other teens. The event, at the Franciscan Univerity of Steubenville, is focused on connecting teens to the sacraments. There is live music by Bob Rice, speakers and Masses.

There is going to be a drop off area for bottles and cans on the day of the garage sale in the parking lot behind St. Stephen’s Church. There is also a drop off spot right next to the church if people would like to drop off before or after the garage sale.

Those dropping off should tell the bottle and can business they are dropping off for Team Awesomess of St. Stephen’s church.


The Oswego County Health Department will hold a rabies clinic for cats, dogs and pet ferrets from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Oswego County Highway Garage, 957 Centerville Road.

State law requires that all cats, dogs and pet ferrets be vaccinated against rabies. The first rabies vaccine should be given at three months of age.

A second vaccination is required for cats and dogs within one year of the first, and every three years thereafter. Ferrets need to be vaccinated annually.

In order for pets to receive the 3-year booster shot, owners need to show that the pet was previously vaccinated and should bring their pet’s last rabies vaccination certificate to the clinic.


Friendly’s Restaurant, 192 W. Bridge St., will host a Family Fun Day fundraiser Thursday, May 8, to support the Friends of Fort Ontario in preserving and enhancing one of the nation’s most historic military sites.

Between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., 15 percent of the day’s proceeds will go to the Friends group to support programming, restoration, and AmeriCorps staff at Fort Ontario State Historic Site.

Customers who call Friendly’s at 342-2233 20 minutes in advance may have their order ready for pickup.

In order to participate, customers must bring a copy of the Friendly’s Fort Ontario voucher. The voucher is available on the Friends of Fort Ontario Website (, Man in the Moon Candies on West First Street in Oswego, and at the fort on May 3 during I Love My Park Day.

For more information, call Nicole Popp at 430-3336, or Historic Site Manager Paul Lear at 343-4711.


Dan Schall will be in concert at 7 p.m. May 9 at Sterling Methodist Church.

Schall and his wife, Linda, travel thousands of miles each year spreading the Gospel message in song and words.


. The Four Seasons Quilters will present its annual quilting demonstration with Pat Knoechel of “Quilt in a Day” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 9 at the Lycoming Methodist Church, located at the intersection of County Route 29 and Miner Road, Scriba.

Parking is available across the road from the church. Knoechel’s sister, Eleanor Burns, has new patterns to share including “Nouveau Wedding Ring” and “Pineapple” with twists for modern quilters.

There also will be door prizes, drawings, refreshments and as always, a good time. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or by calling Susan Bartlett (298-53460), Barbara Snell (343-5998), Leeann Green (342-3400) or Kerry Barnes (342-0866).


The annual Spring Rummage Sale at Palermo United Methodist Church is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday May 9 and 10 and May 16 and 17.

A large variety of items that have been donated not only by church members, but also from the community. Come and browse the wide selection of new and gently used household items, furniture, Baby gear, clothing, coats, toys, gift ware, collectibles, puzzles, books and much more.

For more information, please call the church at 598-4888.

The church is handicapped accessible and is located at 11 County Route 35, just north of Palermo Center.


The Amboy 4-H Environmental Educaton Center is putting on a Mother’s Day stroll along the center’s trails with Pat Carney, facility’s naturalist, at 2 p.m. May 11.

Attendees will be able to meet and greet the ephemeral “little people” of the forest floor. Spring wildflowers are blooming and we’ll wander about exploring Wake-robin, Cowslip, Goldthread and others whose common names can be as colorful as their blossoms.

Following the program, enjoy tea, cookies and good company. So, bring a Mom, Dad, friend, or child and celebrate the day.  A slide presentation will be offered if it rains.

There is a $3 fee per person with a family rate of $12. Children under the age of 3 are free.

The Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center is located at 748 State Route 183 in Amboy, eastern Oswego County.

Call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County to pre-register for this program, 963-7286, ext. 401.


Harborfest is seeking interns for Summer 2014. Cover letters and resumes must be submitted to Harborfest by May 7.

Harborfest officials are looking for talented, innovative individuals who are ready to jump in and work hard. Harborfest can offer a variety of internship options with a variety of areas of concentration.

An internship with Harborfest is a for-credit-only internship, or non-paid.  Interns are not guaranteed employment with Harborfest upon completion of the internship.

Although internships are usually general in nature, Harborfest will make an effort to provide as much as experience as possible in their preferred field. Interns are expected to be prepared to assist in any department on any assignment, regardless of their preferred internship field.

Submit cover letters and resumes by email to, or by mail to Oswego Harborfest, 41 Lake St., Oswego, NY 13126.

For more information, call Chelsea at 343-6858.


Faith United Church is having a yard and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the church on Mark Fitzgibbons Drive, Oswego.

Indoor and outdoor plants will be sold on the church lawn.

The yard sale, inside the church, features clothing, children’s toys, sports equipment, kitchen items and paperback books. Each person entering the church is given one or more bags to fill. Upon leaving the sale area, those with bags of merchandise are asked to make a donation.

Free coffee is available and baked goods will be for sale.


This year’s city Of Oswego Veteran of the Year dinner for former Oswego Councilor John M. Canale will be held at the Ancient Order of Hibernians located at One Munn Street Oswego at 6 p.m. Saturday May 24.

Canale’s dinner will start with a social hour at 6 p.m. with dinner to be served at 7 p.m. Several guest dignitaries have been invited.

For more information and tickets for the event, call Dave Rice at 591-5195 or Jim Fitzgerald at 342-1586.

Canale is a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.


A perennial plant sale is set for 9 a.m. to noon, May 24 at River Mall, Downer Street in Baldwinsville.

It is put on by the Bandwinsville Women’s Garden Club.


A country barn dance is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Phoenix fire barn on Main Street.

Music is by “American Eagle Band,” “Barry Newman and Gray Hound Band” and “Jesse Derringer.” All proceeds benefit the Morgan Family Tired of Cancer Relay for Life team.

There will be 50.50 drawings and door prizes. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.

Call Madalyn Morgan at 695-4654 for more information.


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