News in Brief

Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Iota Chapter will hold a huge 84-family garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Saturday, June 7 at All Saints Episcopal Church Hall on Academy Street in Fulton.

There will be many “hot ticket” items such as accent tables, rugs, chairs, luggage, tools, electronics, collectibles, holiday items, art, books and more

Lunch will be available consisting of grilled foods, baked goods, snacks and soft drinks.

Proceeds fund nine scholarships given to one young woman in each high school in the county who is pursuing a degree in education.


Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen and members of the Common Council have  announced the City of Oswego Council meetings and Committee meetings are now available for viewing on the day following the meeting date, on the link to our YOUTUBE channel.

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 The public can now go to that link and watch tapings of both the committee and council meetings. They can also do a YOUTUBE channel search for “City of Oswego”  and the meetings will show up in this search as well.

If you have any questions, call the mayor’s office at 342-8136.


 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 research and reading.    

For more information contact historian Florence McDougall at 593-2293 or     


The Mexico Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12 at the Oswego County Federal Credit Union.

President Allie Proud will conduct the meeting followed by a program presented by Historian Bonnie Shumway and Diane Miller on historic homes of Mexico. Everyone is invited.


The Dugway United Methodist Church is holding an auction at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 11 at the church on Route 104, two miles east of Intersate 81, Mexico exit.

Refreshments will be provided. Some items to be auctioned include vanity with mirror, china cabinet, microwave, heart shaped stand, recliner chair, dining room table with 3 chairs, dining room table with 4 chairs (brown), bookcase, wooden wagon lawn ornament, silverware, canning jars, folding cot chair, garden stuff and flags, swing set, writing desk, velvet sitting chair, end coffee table with glass top, lots of new books and gift certificates.

Proceeds go to the Dugway United Methodist Church.


A Flag Day ceremony put on by the Fulton Elks is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday June 13 at the lodge.

The Elks Lodge is located at 75 Pierce Drive, Fulton.

Also, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the same day, classic cars and country cruizers will be on display at the Elks. The snack bar will be open. 


All day Saturday June 14, Sunshine Center will host another Community Development Event called SUNSHINE SUMMER FAIR. 

Located at 113 Schuyler St., Suite 9 in Fulton, next to Price Chopper, Sunshine Center has hosted these events for more than a year.

Owner Jessica Naioti has been organizing these grassroots community development events for more than a decade. The event officially opens at 9 a.m. and will consist of local musicians, family activities, parking lot sale, local vendors and crafters, food and nonalcoholic beverages and small animals. 

Free haircuts will be given to those in need by one of Sunshine Center’s business partners from noon to 2 p.m.

At 1 p.m. there will be a Cutest Baby and Cutest Pet Contest. At 3 p.m., there will be the announcement of Sunshine’s trademark Small Business Silent Auction and raffle winners. Sunshine Center will be giving away a flat screen computer and announcing its Youth Group Leader Scholarship Winner.


Paddlers of all ages and abilities have a chance to paddle the locks on the Oswego River Canal Saturday, June 21, in the Oswego “Rock the Locks” Paddlefest.  

The event encourages kayakers and canoeists to enjoy and appreciate the unique beauty of the historic Oswego River, followed by food and music along the canal in Oswego.

“Paddlers can choose to do the full 10.3-mile course from Fulton to Oswego, or a shorter 4.2-mile course from Minetto to Oswego,” said Jake Mulcahey, Paddlefest chairman. “A portion of the money raised will be donated to the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.”

Parking and sign-in begin at 7 a.m. in Fulton, with an 8 a.m. launch from Indian Point Landing just north of the city on Route 481.

From Minetto, paddlers will launch at 10 a.m. from Riverview Park on Route 48. Sign-in begins at 9 a.m. The group will continue to Lock 8 in Oswego, traveling through four locks of the historic Oswego River Canal along the way.

Following the paddle, “Rock the Locks” begins at noon at the Lock 7 park with music by popular local talents Dos Locos and John McConnell. A variety of food vendors will be on hand, with children’s games and other activities running until 5 p.m.

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