News in Brief

The Fulton Veterans’ Council will host a Memorial Day ceremony starting at 9 a.m. Monday, May 26, at St. Mary’s cemetery and continuing on to different memorials.

A complimentary luncheon will follow at the Fulton VFW.  The public is encouraged to attend.


Due to emergency sewer repair work, the intersection of West First and Seneca streets in Oswego will be closed to all traffic Tuesday, May 27.

All northbound traffic will be open on Wednesday, May 28. All normal traffic will resume Thursday, May 29.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the City Engineer’s Office at 342-8153.


The Lamson Grange is having a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday May 30 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday May 31.

Lunch and baked goods will be available daily.

Lamson Grange is located at 9108 Fenner Road, Lysander, corner of Lamson Road and Fenner Road.


The G. Ray Bodley Class of 1994 will celebrate its 20-year reunion at 5 p.m. July 26 at the Polish Home in Fulton.

The committee is collecting mailing addresses for invitations. Many have already been collected and the committee has begun to mail invitations.

If you would like an invitation or know an alum from the Class of 1994 who would like an invitation, please send their name and address to by May 31.


The 30th annual postcard show and sale by the Postcard Club of Oswego County is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday June 1 at the Scriba Fire Hall, Route 104.

Dealers from across the state will be selling postcards, advertising cards, paper ephemera and other collectibles at the show.


The Great Bear Trio will be performaing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday May 28 in the G. Ray Bodley High School auditorium.

The group is two local brothers and their mother performing modern contra dance music.


The Central New York Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is hosting a country music fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the American Foundry in Oswego.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. The event will feature line dancing lessons, barbecue, live music by Driftwater, a DJ and a live auction, which will feature two tickets to see Brad Paisley at the New York State Fair.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation.

To purchase advance-sale tickets, visit The event is sponsored by country music station WOLF 105.1.


The Phoenix Community Band, under the direction of Dave Frateschi, will present its annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m.  June 2 in the J.C. Birdlebough High auditorium in Phoenix.

Now in our 11th year of providing free concerts to CNY audiences, the band continues to attract new members and maintain high musical standards.

If you have followed the band, you know the PCB does not repeat much music year to year, and this concert will be all new pieces for the band including everything from movie themes to classic band compositions to circus marches.

Admission is free, though donations are welcome.


State Sen. Patricia Ritchie is hosting her annual Oswego County Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 4 at the War Memorial in Fulton.

The annual event draws hundreds of job seekers. Dozens of employers — many of which are hiring now — will be on hand at the free event.

In addition to meeting with employers, attendees will also be able to access information on interviewing skills, tips on how to start your own business and much more.

For more information, call 342-2057.


The 29th Annual Spring Fun(d) Day at  Cleveland United Methodist Church is set for June 6 and 7.

The church, at 73 Bridge St., will have advance sale of rummage from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday June 6. Food will be available.

From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday June 7, there will be a rummage sale, chicken barbecue, bake sale, food, children’s games, crafts, antiques, collectibles and music from 9 a.m. to noon.

There also will be an auction at noon.


An informal gathering of published and aspiring poets will begin in June in Fulton.

The group will meet from noon to 2 p.m. the third Thursday of June, July, August and September on the shore of Lake Neatahwanta, near the hot dog stand and restaurant under the covered pavilion.

For more information, call 342-3282 and leave a message.


A member of the Oswego County Sherf’s Office will give a talk on the “History of the Oswego County Jails” at 1 p.m. June 7 at the Oswego library, 120 E. Second St., Oswego.

Admission is free.

The speaker will talk about why the jail built in 1888 remained open for only 21 years.

Another jail was built on East River Road in 1908 at a cost of $85,000. Then there was a jail farm comprised of 85 acres. All inmates of the jail were required to work on the farm.

There will be two display boards created by Volney Town Historian Florence MacDougall on the “History of the Jails” at the Oswego library for the month of June.

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