People throughout Oswego County have no doubt heard of United Way’s Annual Campaign and have most likely donate at work or participated in a United Way fundraising event like the United Way Golf Tournament or annual Harborfest Breakfast. Continue reading
The Salmon River, a major tributary in the eastern basin of Lake Ontario, is a valuable economic and natural resource worthy of protection from the habitat-altering impacts of Japanese Knotweed, an invasive species. Continue reading
Preparations are underway for CNY Arts Center’s first Recording Artist Showcase set for 5 p.m. July 5 at Bullhead Point on Lake Neatahwanta in Fulton. Continue reading
By Jim Farfaglia
The yellow of the first crocus,
the pink of a young rose,
the red of a newly-opened poppy,
the orange of a bursting marigold.
The flickering flame of iris,
the easy smile of daisy,
the shifting tones of sedum,
the long, hard climb of clematis.
The rising fists of mums,
the giggling hearts of pansies,
the crowning glory of coneflower.
The harmony found in every garden.
The Oswego City Band will be “Celebrating America” on Wednesday, July 2, performing iconic works by famous American composers and performers, said Trevor Jorgensen, concert band conductor. Continue reading
All Hannibal graduation photos by Ashley M. Casey
Valedictorian Elyssa Terry-DeRycke’s speech:
Ever since they started announcing who had the highest GPA in middle school, I wanted to be the one standing up here tonight to give a speech.
I never really had anything in mind that I wanted to tell my classmates, but I considered it to be such a great honor … and it is. Continue reading
All G. Ray Bodley graduation photos taken by Kelly LeVea
Valedictorian Michael Holcomb’s speech:
Thank you Mr. Greene, Mr. Charles, Mrs. Parkhurst, Mr. Lynch, members of the board of eductaion. Thanks also to family and friends that have chosen to attend the ceremony, and of course my fellow members of the class of 2014.
As I was writing this speech I would constantly hear two phrases that irked me.
First: “It doesn’t really matter what you say, no one will remember it down the road anyways.” Second: “All graduation speeches sound the same: ‘We made it,’ or ‘We did it,’” and so on. Continue reading
All Phoenix graduation photos by Debra J. Groom
Valedictorian Ian Evans’ speech:
If school was a game, we won.
I would like to take a moment to welcome everyone to the class of 2014 graduation. Superintendent Belfield, Principal Molloy, Mr. Rudy and the members of the Board of Education, fellow students, parents, family and friends, we are extremely grateful that you are able to join us to celebrate this milestone in our lives.
Looking back on our journey, we can see how much we have really changed. Continue reading