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Vendors sought for Arts Fest

CNY Arts Center is seeking vendors for the fourth annual Arts Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 in the Fulton Community Center Ice Rink on Broadway.

Registrations for vendor spots are open now. Vendors can register for a 10×10 spot with electricity at the festival. Food vendors are also actively sought.

The event brings artists and crafters together with handmade original art on display for sale along with food vendors, and hands on art.

New at this year’s event will be art demonstrations and sample art classes for all ages along with new outdoor entertainment. The annual CNY Arts Center community mural will also be completed at this year’s Arts Fest.

Previous murals have been created during Harborfest. The 2014 mural will use recycled bottle caps to create an Alice in Wonderland theme and festival attendees will help create the mural to be framed and displayed in a prominent Fulton location.

For online registration and more information  visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

Sign up Saturday for Fulton Kiwanis baseball

Fulton Kiwanis baseball will be holding sign-ups for the 2014 season from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday May 3 at the War Memorial.

Director Derek Lyons said Kiwanis baseball will be heading in a new direction this season. Lyons and his group of supporters will be striving to turn its Kiwanis baseball and softball programs into more of a learning experience.

Fulton varsity baseball and softball coaches will be used to help players learn the proper mechanics and throwing, catching, fielding and batting techniques. Lyons said games will still be held, but the program will focus more on skills development.

The 2014 Kiwanis baseball season will begin the week of June 30 and end the week of Aug. 4.

Participants can expect activities two nights a week, including a practice session of station work with varsity and junior varsity coaches.

Games will be played following the practice sessions and on another night of the week as well.

This season, Kiwanis will feature five different leagues. The T-Ball League (eligible to boys and girls ages 4-6), the Grasshopper Minor League (Coaches and Umpires pitch in this league which is eligible to boys ages 7-9) and the Grasshopper Major League (eligible for boys ages 10-12).

Girls softball will have two leagues as part of the Kiwanis baseball program once again this season. In the Minors, coaches and umpires pitch in this league to girls ages 7-9.

Girls ages 10-12 are eligible to participate in the Major League. In terms of participation eligibility, the ages indicated are based on how old a player is on June 24.

Fulton clean up day set for May 3

Members of the Fulton Project Bloom Committee receive the Mayberry Day Proclamation from Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. Left to right are Barry Ostrander, Fulton parks and recreation director; Diane Burnell, RealtyUSA; Sandra Farrands, RealtyUSA, Project Bloom co-chair and chamber board; Woodward, and Jan Rebeor, volunteer.
Members of the Fulton Project Bloom Committee receive the Mayberry Day Proclamation from Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. Left to right are Barry Ostrander, Fulton parks and recreation director; Diane Burnell, RealtyUSA; Sandra Farrands, RealtyUSA, Project Bloom co-chair and chamber board; Woodward, and Jan Rebeor, volunteer.

Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward met recently with the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Fulton Project Bloom committee to proclaim Saturday, May 3, 2014 Mayberry Day in the City of Fulton.

Mayberry Day is a beautification project to clean up sand, salt and debris in the city after a long winter. Local businesses as well as organizations, student groups and private citizens have all participated in this clean up.

Groups or individuals interested in participating should call Joann at the Fulton Department of Parks and Recreation at 598-3593 to “register” themselves or their group. They will be assigned an area to work or you may request an area.

This signup helps ensure that all areas needing assistance will be attended to, plus it will provide a meeting spot for clean up and supplies.

Clean up begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 3 and ends at about noon. A representative from each team can pick up supplies at the Chamber office at 12 Canalview Mall starting at 7:30 a.m.

Trash bags will be supplied, with a limited number of safety vests and gloves available. Gloves and brightly colored clothing are recommended.

More information is available by contacting the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at 343-7681 and online at www.oswegofultonchamber.com

 

Lois Helyn Brackett, former school bus driver

Lois Helyn Brackett, 70, died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Palmyra.

Calling hours were April 29 at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 E. Miller St., Newark. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday April 30 (today) at the funeral home with Rev. Brian Maag officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Cemetery.

Memorials, in her name, may be made to the Cracker Box Palace, 6450 Shaker Road, Alton, New York 14413 or the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman Street, Rochester, New York 14620.

Lois was born Nov. 7. 1943 in Paducah, Kentucky, the daughter of Laurance H. and Lois Helyn Ritchie Paquette.

She was a 1962 graduate of Fulton High School and had taken courses at the Community College of the Finger Lakes in Canandaigua. She was a member of the Woodlane Community Church.

Lois drove bus for the Newark School District, before her 29 year career as office manager at Paradise Veterinary Practice in Marion.  She competed in Dog Agility competitions and had won many ribbons.  Lois was proprietor of Glamor Paws Grooming and also bred, raised and trained horses.

Lois was dedicated to her family and is survived by her son Tim (Kathy) Brackett of Manchester; two daughters Tammy (Jean) Brackett of Alfred and Tara (Gary) Carr of Palmyra; her eight perfect grandchildren, as she would say, Christopher, Sara, Emily and Clavin Brackett, McKenna Jaden, Trentyn Carr and Samanatha Sims; her sister Janet (Charles) Giarratano of Newark; and her devoted dog Bella.

She was predeceased by her loving companion Donald VanHoute on Jan. 31, 2014.

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Altmar woman dies in Thursday crash

An Altmar woman died Wednesday in a crash in the town of Albion.

Oswego County Sheriff’s Deputies said Andrea M. Raszi, 29, of State Soute 13, was driving her Chevrolet Venture east on State Route 13 near Austin Road at about 3:37 a.m. Thursday when she struck a guardrail and was ejected from the vehicle.

She was alone in the car.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Unsafe speed, no seatbelt, crossing hazardous markings and alcohol were contributing factor to the accident, deputies said.

Members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, NOCA Ambulance, Altmar Fire Department and Williamstown Fire Department responded to scene.

The investigation is continuing.

Interns open new copy center in Oswego

iHeart Oswego Interns create and develop the new copy and print center Copies In Time which opened April 24. From left are Emily Chambers, Molly Darrow and Elizabeth Shepherd.
iHeart Oswego Interns create and develop the new copy and print center Copies In Time which opened April 24. From left are Emily Chambers, Molly Darrow and Elizabeth Shepherd.

Copies In Time, Oswego’s newest copy and print center, offers an array of services aimed at meeting the needs of virtually everyone that walks through the door.

Located in the iHeart Corp Incubator building at 29 W. Seneca St., Copies In Time is locally owned and operated, offering Oswego residents the option to shop locally without giving up competitive pricing.

SUNY Oswego Intern Elizabeth Shepherd says the idea is to “provide not only quality service and low prices, but convenience for customers as well.” Copies In Time will open early or stay open late by request in an attempt to meet the demands of all customers.

Development, planning and promotion for the launch of Copies In Time was provided by three SUNY Oswego students interning at iHeart Oswego through the college’s Experience Based Education program: Elizabeth Shepherd, Emily Chambers and Molly Darrow and led by Victoria Gailinas of iHeart Oswego.

“With advancements in technology such as computers and the Internet, people are forgetting the power of print media,” Chambers said. “In addition, the high quality printers generate a product much better than any home printer.”

The company byline, “Color is Everything,” refers to the exceptional quality of the prints produced by the company’s cutting edge equipment.

Copies In Time provides copy services including copies ranging in size from 8.5”x 11” to 11”x 17,” banners, brochures, posters, programs, and more.

Copies start at 8 cents each for black and white and 39 cent apiece for color. Finishing services such as binding and stapling are available as well.

The owners plan to have the store open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It also will be open by appointment for business owners or students.

For more information, visit CopiesInTime.com, on Facebook, or call 402-6623.

WRVO wins Murrow Award

SUNY Oswego-based WRVO Public Media earned a 2014 regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for “New York in the World,” a documentary based on research by famed broadcast journalist the late Garrick Utley, who was SUNY Oswego senior fellow and professor of broadcasting and journalism. From left are WRVO news director Catherine Loper, documentary producer Sidsel Overgaard and senior producer Mark Lavonier.
SUNY Oswego-based WRVO Public Media earned a 2014 regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for “New York in the World,” a documentary based on research by famed broadcast journalist the late Garrick Utley, who was SUNY Oswego senior fellow and professor of broadcasting and journalism. From left are WRVO news director Catherine Loper, documentary producer Sidsel Overgaard and senior producer Mark Lavonier.

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“New York in the World,” a documentary produced by SUNY Oswego-based WRVO Public Media, has won a 2014 regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

The association has honored outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Murrow Awards since 1971.

Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism.

The hourlong “New York in the World” was produced by Sidsel Overgaard, a nationally recognized public radio reporter and contributor to WRVO; Mark Lavonier, senior producer; and Catherine Loper, director of news and public affairs.

The late Garrick Utley, who was a veteran journalist and SUNY Oswego senior fellow and professor of broadcasting and journalism, hosted the show and spent much of last year collaborating on and working to produce the documentary.

“We received the news that WRVO was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award for ‘New York in the World’ with a mixture of great pride and deep sadness that collaborator and narrator Garrick Utley, one of the most distinguished international journalists of his era, will share the honor posthumously, having succumbed to cancer in February,” General Manager Michael S. Ameigh said.

Ameigh describes “New York in the World” as Utley’s project.

The documentary is based on research Utley commissioned as head of the SUNY Levin Institute, which promotes thoughtful engagement and an active response to globalization and its impact on New York state.

“That he invited WRVO to produce the documentary is in itself profoundly gratifying,” Ameigh said.

“New York in the World” shares stories of union workers in Buffalo, fashion designers in New York City and farmers in the Finger Lakes — all talking about how they’ve found a place amid the current economic realities.

In this era of globalization, no other state has benefited as much and suffered as much as New York, the documentary said. The documentary chronicles residents’ lives and their futures by examining the bonuses, bailouts and wealth on Wall Street; the remains of once-mighty manufacturing littering Upstate New York; and more.

To hear the documentary or read a transcript, visit http://bit.ly/1tytzri.

For more information, call 312-3690 or visit www.wrvo.org.

Minetto Cub Scouts learn first aid

The Minetto Cub Scout Pack 819 went on a “Go See It” to the Minetto Fire Department to learn about first aid. The scouts got a hands-on demonstration with firefighters Dan Buske and Tyler Vosseller showing the scouts what needed to be done in a situation when camping, hiking or riding a bike. Pictured left to right are firefighter Tyler Vosseller,  Jason Rodriguez, Kai Clary, Caden Inch, Logan Inch, Trey Tesoriero and firefighter Dan Buske.
The Minetto Cub Scout Pack 819 went on a “Go See It” to the Minetto Fire Department to learn about first aid. The scouts got a hands-on demonstration with firefighters Dan Buske and Tyler Vosseller showing the scouts what needed to be done in a situation when camping, hiking or riding a bike. Pictured left to right are firefighter Tyler Vosseller,
Jason Rodriguez, Kai Clary, Caden Inch, Logan Inch, Trey Tesoriero and firefighter Dan Buske.