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Register now for summer art classes, ARTY camp

Camper Eve MacDonald prepares a gourd for painting during Arty Camp last year. CNY Arts Center is gearing up for a full summer of art classes for children of all ages. For class and camp information and registration, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
Camper Eve MacDonald prepares a gourd for painting during Arty Camp last year. CNY Arts Center is gearing up for a full summer of art classes for children of all ages. For class and camp information and registration, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

Time to get imaginations fired up for a summer of art fun at CNY Arts Center located in the Methodist Church at 357 State St.

Registrations are now open for camp and all summer classes. Continue reading

Poetry Corner: ‘Crayola Sunrise’ by Jim Farfaglia

Crayola Sunrise

By Jim Farfaglia

Somebody’s been up early,

coloring with the orange, waking

the eastern corner of our sky.

They’ve added some yellow,

which brings to light

the promise of this new day.

Trading their black for blue,

they shaded a starkness into joy,

filling in spaces with possibility.

Up above, here and there,

they’ve drawn patches of white,

so dreams can float and ponder.

Then, off in the west

goes a silver star, a reminder

of where we’ve come from

and where it is we’re heading.

News in Brief:

The grand opening for YoBerry Frozen Yogurt Bar in Oswego is Sunday June 15.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The new store is at 250 W. Seneca St., Oswego and serves 160 different flavors of frozen yogurt and 60 different toppings. 

The business also offers a reward program — for every dollar spent, a patron gets one point. For 40 points, the patron gets a free 8-ounce frozen yogurt.

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Little League games fill nights at Kiwanis park

Fulton PBA Pitcher Nick Vant delivers a pitch to Foster Funeral Home Batter Ben Demars during a Fulton Little League Baseball Major League Game on June 9 at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven.  Valley News photo by Rob Tetro
Fulton PBA Pitcher Nick Vant delivers a pitch to Foster Funeral Home Batter Ben Demars during a Fulton Little League Baseball Major League Game on June 9 at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven.
Valley News photo by Rob Tetro
Foster Funeral Home Pitcher Sam May deliveris a pitch to Sugar Funeral Home Batter Jayden Evans during a Fulton Little League Baseball Major League Game on June 12 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.  Valley News photo by Rob Tetro
Foster Funeral Home Pitcher Sam May deliveris a pitch to Sugar Funeral Home Batter Jayden Evans during a Fulton Little League Baseball Major League Game on June 12 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.
Valley News photo by Rob Tetro

State Senate Report: Summer Reading Program

By state Sen. Patricia Ritchie

As the school year winds down, students are itching to get out of the classroom and dreaming of days spent having fun in the sun.

However, while the season might mean time off from school, it shouldn’t mean a break from the books.

It’s so important that throughout the summer months, students keep their minds sharp to avoid what’s commonly called “learning loss.” Helping to ensure students stay on track is the New York State Senate Summer Reading Program.   Continue reading