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Vescio honored for Community Service

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Carol Vescio of Fulton recently received the 2014 Community Service Award from Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club.

A Community Service Award is presented to a person in the community that the club feels has donated much of their time to various organizations and functions in the area.

Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.

Quilt donated to local nursing home

Lauren D’Amico, Lona Liverman and Michelle Rodrigous show off a quilt they and others from Oswego Industries worked on at The Robin’s Nest Quilt Shop & More in Fulton. Robin Hall, owner of the shop, said participants in the life program at Oswego Industries worked to make the quilt which then was donated to a local nursing home. The participants made the quilt while taking classes twice a week with Hall and a staff person from Oswego Industries at the shop. They will continue clases and another quilt donation will be made in the community at a later date.
Lauren D’Amico, Lona Liverman and Michelle Rodrigous show off a quilt they and others from Oswego Industries worked on at The Robin’s Nest Quilt Shop & More in Fulton. Robin Hall, owner of the shop, said participants in the life program at Oswego Industries worked to make the quilt which then was donated to a local nursing home. The participants made the quilt while taking classes twice a week with Hall and a staff person from Oswego Industries at the shop. They will continue clases and another quilt donation will be made in the community at a later date.

Historical Fulton, N.Y.: Sealright

This photo from fultonhistory.com shows the old Sealright Co. factory along with a collection of some of the bottle caps made at the plant through the years. Sealright was founded in 1883 by Forrest Weeks as the Oswego Falls Pulp and Paper Co. in Fulton. One of its early major products was newsprint for newspapers. Then, when the company acquired the rights to a new cylindrical paper container with sanitary properties that could be used for dairy products like cottage cheese and ice cream, the ‘Sealrights’ were born. This line of products was so successful that Oswego incorporated a subsidiary of the company called Sealright in 1917. In 1921, the company introduced its first milk container. In the 1940s, it became a publicly traded company and in the 1960s it became associated with Phillips Petroleum. It was purchased by Huhtamaki in 1998. Photo courtesy fultonhistory.com
This photo from fultonhistory.com shows the old Sealright Co. factory along with a collection of some of the bottle caps made at the plant through the years. Sealright was founded in 1883 by Forrest Weeks as the Oswego Falls Pulp and Paper Co. in Fulton. One of its early major products was newsprint for newspapers. Then, when the company acquired the rights to a new cylindrical paper container with sanitary properties that could be used for dairy products like cottage cheese and ice cream, the ‘Sealrights’ were born. This line of products was so successful that Oswego incorporated a subsidiary of the company called Sealright in 1917. In 1921, the company introduced its first milk container. In the 1940s, it became a publicly traded company and in the 1960s it became associated with Phillips Petroleum. It was purchased by Huhtamaki in 1998.
Photo courtesy fultonhistory.com

Getting ready for motherhood

A stitch in time - Jessica Heindorf (r) assists Kati Batchelor (l) with sewing a double-ring sling for securely carrying a newborn or toddler. The activity was part of a baby shower for expectant mothers in the community. Sponsored by Oswego County Opportunities OPTIONS and WIC programs, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Oswego County Breastfeeding Coalition, Mother Earth Baby and the Oswego Hospital, the event featured presentations on the expectations of motherhood and the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as education and discussion regarding nutrition throughout pregnancy and while breastfeeding and what to expect while in the hospital for delivery. For more information, visit the main office located at the OCO Oswego Health Center, 10 George St., Oswego from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 343-1311, or toll free (888) 730-3803.
A stitch in time – Jessica Heindorf (r) assists Kati Batchelor (l) with sewing a double-ring sling for securely carrying a newborn or toddler. The activity was part of a baby shower for expectant mothers in the community. Sponsored by Oswego County Opportunities OPTIONS and WIC programs, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Oswego County Breastfeeding Coalition, Mother Earth Baby and the Oswego Hospital, the event featured presentations on the expectations of motherhood and the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as education and discussion regarding nutrition throughout pregnancy and while breastfeeding and what to expect while in the hospital for delivery. For more information, visit the main office located at the OCO Oswego Health Center, 10 George St., Oswego from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 343-1311, or toll free (888) 730-3803.

County employees support book drive

Employees of the Oswego County Probation Department collaborated with employees for other departments at the Oswego County Public Safety Center to collect books for the United Way of Greater Oswego County and the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County in the annual Children’s Book Drive. Employees collected and donated a number of children’s books that will be distributed to children during the Oswego Independence Day Parade. From left are: Diane Breen, Shannon Perkins, Silvan Johnson, Christina Kurzban, Lu Anne Jerrett-Hofmann, Robin Burdick, Lois Luber, resource development director with the United Way, and Sue Ann Donatella.
Employees of the Oswego County Probation Department collaborated with employees for other departments at the Oswego County Public Safety Center to collect books for the United Way of Greater Oswego County and the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County in the annual Children’s Book Drive. Employees collected and donated a number of children’s books that will be distributed to children during the Oswego Independence Day Parade. From left are: Diane Breen, Shannon Perkins, Silvan Johnson, Christina Kurzban, Lu Anne Jerrett-Hofmann, Robin Burdick, Lois Luber, resource development director with the United Way, and Sue Ann Donatella.

Campus Center to be named for Nunzio and Lorraine Marano

The Campus Center at SUNY Oswego. The SUNY  Board of Trustees on Tuesday June 17 unanimously approved naming the center after Nunzio and Lorraine Marano.
The Campus Center at SUNY Oswego. The SUNY Board of Trustees on Tuesday June 17 unanimously approved naming the center after Nunzio and Lorraine Marano.

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

The Campus Center at SUNY Oswego will be named for the late Nunzio and Lorraine Marano.

The State University of New York Board of Trustees Tuesday unanimously approved naming the Campus Center after the couple. Continue reading