All posts by admin

Teacher taped to wall after students raise heart money

Minetto Elementary School (in the Oswego school district) conducted a “Jump Rope for Heart” fundraiser with students skipping rope for 40 minutes during their physical education class. This year, more than $2,200 was raised. As a result, students were able to duct tape teacher Don Fronk to the cafeteria wall. Brayden Miller prepares to place another piece of tape as school nurse Eileen Robinson looks on.
Minetto Elementary School (in the Oswego school district) conducted a “Jump Rope for Heart” fundraiser with students skipping rope for 40 minutes during their physical education class. This year, more than $2,200 was raised. As a result, students were able to duct tape teacher Don Fronk to the cafeteria wall. Brayden Miller prepares to place another piece of tape as school nurse Eileen Robinson looks on.

Nursing students graduate at BOCES

Oswego County BOCES Practical Nursing instructor Margaret Palmer (right) presents a pin and diploma to student Jennifer Lavallee during a program graduation ceremony Thursday (June 26) in Fulton.
Oswego County BOCES Practical Nursing instructor Margaret Palmer (right) presents a pin and diploma to student Jennifer Lavallee during a program graduation ceremony Thursday (June 26) in Fulton.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

After 40 weeks of classroom training and hands-on learning, 26 Oswego County BOCES Practical Nursing program students earned their diplomas Thursday (June 26) and are preparing to embark on medical careers in the near future.  Continue reading

Donated piano fills the halls of St. Francis Commons with music

Sharing The Gift Of Music! St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence received a Chautauqua upright piano recently, the generous gift of Diana McRae. The piano can be found in the Grand Dining Room and is being enjoyed on a daily basis. Pictured listening to the new addition (left to right) are residents Mary Jane Lacey; and Judy Cornell; with Betty Johnson at the piano; and the piano’s donor Diana McRae.
Sharing The Gift Of Music! St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence received a Chautauqua upright piano recently, the generous gift of Diana McRae. The piano can be found in the Grand Dining Room and is being enjoyed on a daily basis. Pictured listening to the new addition (left to right) are residents Mary Jane Lacey; and Judy Cornell; with Betty Johnson at the piano; and the piano’s donor Diana McRae.

Anyone who has visited St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence in Oswego recently may have heard the sounds of a new addition coming from the Grand Dining Room. Continue reading

Valley Viewpoints: Castiglia on the East Side Pool

Do study, get grant money for East Side Pool

We have all heard the saying about beating a dead horse.

Well I’m going to talk about the pool situation in the city of Fulton. This dead horse has been beaten so much that the buzzards have left.

Not me.

Just the other day there was a story about our pool situation on television with interviews with the mayor and another gentleman. The mayor spoke about how much it would cost to rebuild the East Side pool.  Continue reading