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Youth clean up stretch of lakeshore

Participants in Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Catholic Youth Organization Summer Drop-in Recreation Program volunteered to clean up the shore of Lake Neatahwanta behind the Fulton War Memorial.

The cleanup day was one of the many community projects that CYO participants are involved in.

The CYO Summer Drop-in Recreation Program is offered free to children in grades two through eight and is held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

For more information, contact CYO coordinator George Timmins at 598-3980.

Phoenix Community Band to perform

The Phoenix Community Band will perform Saturday, Aug. 3 at Henley Park in Phoenix.

Other bands will be performing from 1 to 6 p.m. as well.

In order of appearance will be hear the Oswego New Horizons Band, CNY Alphorns, Syracuse Brigadiers Alumni, Mexico Brass, and the Phoenix Community Band, under the direction of Dave Frateschi.

Each band will have roughly an hour to set up and perform. These bands play a wide variety of music.

In the event of rain, the performance will be curtailed or cancelled, depending upon when the weather turns bad.

Area chiropractors support the United Way

Chiropractors throughout Oswego County raised approximately $1,600 in support of the United Way of Greater Oswego County during their Patient Appreciation Day fundraiser.

Sponsored by Oswego County Doctors of Chiropractic Representing the New York State Chiropractic Association, and coordinated by Dr. Richard Tesoriero of Tesoriero Chiropractic, the annual the event brings together Chiropractors from throughout Oswego County as they showed their appreciation for their patients and offered chiropractic treatments at reduced rates for the event.

All proceeds from the day are donated to the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

“I would like to thank the doctors and all of their patients who participated in the annual Patient Appreciation Day, said Lois Luber, resource development director for United Way. “I’m thankful that they chose to donate their time and talents for such a worthy cause as United Way.”

Todd J. Warner, outdoorsman

Todd J. Warner, 47, of Volney, passed away suddenly at home on July 25.

He was the son of the late Jesse and Bonita Frataccia Warner. Todd graduated G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton, class of 1985.

He was employed by Interface Solutions in Fulton for 24 years and previously by ECM Construction in Volney.

Todd was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He enjoyed spending time with his sons hunting, fishing, camping and just being in the outdoors. His granddaughters brought him much joy. On his days off from work, he would ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and enjoy the company of his dogs, Ash and Xena.

Surviving are his wife, Sherri Warner; sons, Michael and Mitchell Warner of Volney; granddaughters, Mayleigh and Jesse of Parish; brothers, Craig Warner of Fulton and Eric Warner of Redfield; sisters, MariBeth Miller and Jennifer Bennett, both of Fulton; five nieces and 10 nephews.

Calling hours were 2 to 6 p.m. July 30 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. There will be no services.

Schartner leads all 50 laps for Race of Champions win

Andrew Schartner became Oswego Speedway’s eighth different winner of the season in the small block supermodified division, after leading all 50 laps of the division’s portion of the 62nd Annual Sunoco Race of Champions event.

Having been plagued with bad luck throughout the 2013 season, the win was a much needed shot in the arm for the weekly commuting Charlotte, N.C. resident.

Following last weekend’s bone-jarring collision with the outside confines of Oswego’s fast five-eighths mile paved oval that left both car and driver reeling for days afterward, Schartner was rewarded with his second consecutive ROC win.

It was the pilot of the No. 18’s eighth career win in the series, tying him with Chris Proud for ninth on the division’s all-time win list.

“The car was not good on restarts at all, we were having a hard time getting going,” said Schartner. “The car was great though in the long run and that is what we aim for. This has been a terrible year, we have had awful luck, and I think I am most happy for my crew. They are the ones that have to slave on this thing after the luck we’ve had. I definitely wanted to come back and defend my crown, but with the rain-out, I had to change my flights and now I’ll be paying the credit card off until I’m collecting social security.”

Chasing Schartner the entire distance, unable to beat the No. 18 to the first turn to grab the all-important early lead, was 15-year old rookie racer, Anthony Losurdo.

With 12th place being his previous best feature finish, Losurdo’s second-place run was almost a win in itself for the young Oswego native. Losurdo felt as though he had something for Schartner at race’s end. “He was getting a lot better restarts than us, but we were chasing him down a little bit,” said Losurdo. “I just have to thank all my sponsors – Chris and Carlee Heagerty, my dad and mom, Stu (Fenske) for all the hard work he puts in and everyone that comes out to support us.

“I’m not that good on the restarts yet, that’s something I really have to work on, but the car was good and I felt like we were just as fast or faster than Andrew but he was holding a good line and getting much better restarts than us.”

Sobus was solid all day, driving his No. 6 small block super to a third-place run.

Having scored a solid top 10 finish in each of his three International Classic 200 starts, Sobus says he’s actively searching for a ride in this year’s upcoming big block event.

“You know what, we were really good right from the start and then we we got that long yellow with all the speedy dry the car was just a handful after that,” said Sobus. “I knew if I could keep it on the bottom and not screw up I would be alright. Rob (Pullen) let me know he was there, but he ran me clean and I have to thank him for that.”

The top three feature finishers took Friday evening’s qualifying heat wins as well.

Last call for ‘Fulton Idol’

The deadline for registration to take part in the “Fulton Idol” vocal music experience is set for tomorrow, Aug. 1.

“Fulton Idol” will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 5–9, at First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St.

“Fulton Idol” is designed for youth ages 10 to 15 as an opportunity to develop and display vocal performance by individuals and by groups.

There is no charge to participate. Qualified voice coaches will work with vocalists.

A performance is scheduled for Friday evening, Aug. 9.

Significant cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries. Every participant will receive some reward.

Those seeking to register may contact First United Church at 592-2707 or

This event is sponsored by the Open Doors Neighborhood Center.

MacDougall joins Harmony Financial Services

TeriLynn MacDougall has joined the staff of Harmony Financial Services as an executive assistant.

Prior to joining Harmony Financial, MacDougall worked as billing specialist and office generalist with Eastern Shore Associates.

“I have always been a people person and enjoy helping others. I welcome the challenge of learning the intricacies of the investment field and working with our clients to assist them in meeting their needs,” said MacDougall. T

he announcement was made by Rob Rolfe, financial consultant and owner of Harmony Financial, 131 E. First St., Oswego.

“It is a pleasure to welcome TeriLynn to Harmony Financial Services,” Rolfe said. “Her people skills and her ability to relate to, and successfully communicate with, our clients will make her a valuable asset to our office and the clients that we serve.”

What’s Happening at CNY Arts Center?

With another successful Harborfest mural project wrapping up, CNY Arts Center turns its focus to a great lineup of classes, ARTY Day Camp and “Charlotte’s Web” in August.

The Oil Painting a Western Scene class is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 1, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with Bonnie McClellan, who will lead students to create a western scene in oils.

Facebook Workshop Promotion for the Arts returns Saturday, Aug. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn step-by-step how to create and manage a Facebook business page.

In today’s market, social networking is a must for any small business — and that includes the arts!

Whether you are an actor, painter, chef or anything in between, this workshop will teach you how to promote your trade on Facebook. Learn how to create an interactive environment between you and your fans and clients by updating statuses, adding pictures and posting events.

All skill levels are welcome, so whether you already have a page or have never used Facebook before, this workshop can help you.

Collage Making — held Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon — is for ages 8 and older. This is a great way to recycle materials around the house and turn them into art. Magazines, newspapers, photos, string, cardboard, fabric — you name it!

Bring your own or use the provided materials to create collages using different techniques. All skill levels are welcome.

Story Time Art for 4- to 7-year-olds continues Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. with Kendra Matott. “Green Eggs and Ham” will have kids create new wacky colored foods! More great titles and fun art projects are bringing summer fun. Don’t miss out. Please pre-register at

Introductory Stained Glass series, Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., is expected to return Aug. 1 for ages 16 and up. Call the office at 592-3373 for updates.

Saturday, Aug. 10, will be day to enjoy your favorite art medium starting with Bonnie McClellan’s Oil Painting “Mountain Reflection” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or another workshop on Collage Making with Kendra Matott from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by her popular Different Ways to Draw class from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Arts in the HeArt Gallery is hosting a Café Exchange for writers, studio artists, actors and culinary artists Sunday, Aug. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 47 S. First St. It is free and open to the public and should be a great night of socializing and sharing the arts. Bring a friend and join us!

“Charlotte’s Web” opens Aug. 16 for three performances only: Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets and reservations for this kids-only cast of more than 30 are available at

ARTY Camp was so much fun in July and more great things are being planned for our next session, Aug. 19–23. There is still time to register your child. Scholarships are available — no child will be turned away. Visit for information.

Students are reminded to pre-register for all classes and workshops to avoid missing out. Classes and workshops charge a modest fee. Visit for more information or call 592-3373 for details and updates.