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OCO summer food service brings healthy meals to kids

Oswego County Opportunities is participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this year, said Bridget Dolbear, OCO program services coordinator.

The program provides free meals to children when school is out for the summer. It is funded through the state Education Department.

Meals will be available at the following sites and times. Orders for meals are placed the day before: Continue reading

Shineman Foundation helps Hulett Park

Partnership at Hulett Park. From left to right: Kelley Weaver, Bob Weston, David Guyer, Fred Cavalier (in back) from Friends of Fulton Parks, Lauren Pistell from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, Parks Superintendent Barry Ostrander, First Ward Councilor Jim Myers.
Partnership at Hulett Park. From left to right: Kelley Weaver, Bob Weston, David Guyer, Fred Cavalier (in back) from Friends of Fulton Parks, Lauren Pistell from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, Parks Superintendent Barry Ostrander, First Ward Councilor Jim Myers.

Hulett Park in Fulton will have beautiful new playground equipment for the children to play on thanks to the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.

The foundation recently awarded the Friends of Fulton Parks a $16,000 grant to assist in the purchase of new playground equipment for Hulett Park. Continue reading

Bodley graduate receives Friends of History Award

The Friends of History Award for 2014 was awarded to Anthony Semeraro,right, by Karen O’Brien, left, of the Friends of History. Semeraro is a graduating senior from G. Ray Bodley High School and is an excellent musician who has volunteered to play at many local community events. He is an Advanced Placement student in U.S. history, chemistry, microeconomics and macroeconomics as well as a member of the National Honor Society. Semeraro will attend Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall majoring in chemical engineering with a goal of working in green technology. Semerro is a lifelong resident of Fulton.
The Friends of History Award for 2014 was awarded to Anthony Semeraro,right, by Karen O’Brien, left, of the Friends of History. Semeraro is a graduating senior from G. Ray Bodley High School and is an excellent musician who has volunteered to play at many local community events. He is an Advanced Placement student in U.S. history, chemistry, microeconomics and macroeconomics as well as a member of the National Honor Society. Semeraro will attend Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall majoring in chemical engineering with a goal of working in green technology. Semerro is a lifelong resident of Fulton.

Birdlebough juniors receive scholarships

Juniors at John C. Birdlebough High recently earned scholarships recognizing them for their leadership, innovation, community involvement, problem-solving abilities and academic achievement. In front, from left, are Taylor Chesboro, Emma Brunell, Emilie Schneider, Finella Campanino, Olivia Uttamsingh, Ashley Centner, Hannah Lees, Delaine May and Abigail Ewald. In back, from left, are Jacqueline Greer, Andrew Smith, Shaun Turner, Wyatt Parker, Benjamin Bulgrien and Justin Ross.
Juniors at John C. Birdlebough High recently earned scholarships recognizing them for their leadership, innovation, community involvement, problem-solving abilities and academic achievement. In front, from left, are Taylor Chesboro, Emma Brunell, Emilie Schneider, Finella Campanino, Olivia Uttamsingh, Ashley Centner, Hannah Lees, Delaine May and Abigail Ewald. In back, from left, are Jacqueline Greer, Andrew Smith, Shaun Turner, Wyatt Parker, Benjamin Bulgrien and Justin Ross.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Graduating seniors at John C. Birdlebough High School were not the only students to earn academic recognition and scholarships during year-end ceremonies.

A total of 15 junior students received major financial awards as well. Continue reading