News in Brief


Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its charter on Pentecost at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 8.

On March 19, 1989 the Charter Service of Organization was held, with 163 signatures (or fingerprints for the youngest) on the charter. In June of 1989, Prince of Peace was received into the Upstate NY Synod of the ELCA as the first in the Upstate NY Synod in more than 20 years.

The congregation invites the community to join us in celebration, so many have been part of our development during the last 25 years.

The Rev. Rick Klafehn, will deliver the sermon and recognize charter members, former pastors, and friends. The worship service is at 10 a.m. A time of fellowship will be held immediately following the service.


The Helmsmen will be singing this weekend at two area locations.

At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, the group will be at Fair Haven Community Church, 14463 Richmond Drive,  Sterling. At 4 p.m. Sunday, June 8, they will be at Fulton Church of the Nazarene, 914 Utica St., Fulton.


There will be a multi-family lawn sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday June 6 and Saturday June 7 at Believers’ Chapel Fulton – 614 S. Fourth St., Fulton.

A variety of items, including clothes and some furniture, will be available.


Palermo Methodist Church is hosting Palermo Community “Fun Day” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7.

All families and everyone young and old can come to support the church and have fun with other Palermo residents.

The “Fun Day” is planned with a Kiddieland with lots of games and fun including face painting, a bounce house and slide. There will be crafters and vendors, a food and beverage tent, gift basket table, bake sale and a community lawn sale.

Partners in Song DJ (oldies and goodies), 70s and up music will provide entertainment.

The Fire Department will participate in various demonstrations. A drive through child seat safety check and fingerprinting ID for the children will be available at no cost.

A Community Lawn Sale section will be open on the church upper lawn. Anyone in the community is invited to bring their lawn sale items to sell. Cost is $5 per space. Bring your own tent and tables, but please call ahead.

Crafters and vendors will have their goods on display from 9 – 2 p.m. Price is $10 per space under cover. If you don’t want cover and prefer to bring your own tent and tables, the price is $5 per space. Contact Joan Petrie at 593-3228.

Please come and participate not only to have fun together and make memories but also to help support the church in its ministry.


The Town of Volney History Center is hosting an open house and scrapbook corner from 1 to 4 p.m. June 8.

More than 30 scrapbooks have been indexed and cross-referenced by name and subject (obituary, wedding and such) are available for genealogy  and general reading.    

This event is in conjunction with the NYS Path through History project designated weekends of June 7-8 and 14-15. For further information, call Florence McDougall, town historian, at 593-2293 or      


In commemoration of Flag Day, the many flags that have flown over Fort Ontario and the United States will be displayed and explained by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Oswego Lodge 271, Friday, June 13 at Fort Ontario.

Nearly 500 school children from around Central New York will participate in the program at the old fort.  The public is welcome to attend.  Admission for all will be $1.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a recreation of the British turnover of the fort to the United States on July 14, 1796, and features living history demonstrations by members of the Continental Arm Collectors Revolutionary War interpretive unit.

World War II re-enactors will also conduct a living history interpretation. Fort Curator Jennifer Emmons will sing the national anthems of the United States and Great Britain.

Children’s living history specialist Shari Crawford will instruct and lead demonstrations of historic children’s games and toys, including “Bat and Trap,” “Cat and Mouse,”  “Cup and  Ball,” stilts, hoops and more.

On Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15, the fort will host a Revolutionary War encampment. The fort will be open until 9 p.m. Saturday for evening retreat ceremony and artillery firing.

Re-enactments will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. The fort opens both days at 10 a.m. Regular admission will be charged.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States by the Second Continental Congress in 1777. President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation in 1916 establishing June 14 as Flag Day; later, in 1949, an Act of Congress established National Flag Day.


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