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Railroad museum features Freedom Train

Open noon to 5 p.m. every weekend until Labor Day, the Oswego Railroad Museum will  feature the exhibit “America’s Freedom Train” July 19 and 20. The museum is located at the corner of West First and Lake streets, near the harbor, in Oswego.
Open noon to 5 p.m. every weekend until Labor Day, the Oswego Railroad Museum will feature the exhibit “America’s Freedom Train” July 19 and 20. The museum is located at the corner of West First and Lake streets, near the harbor, in Oswego.

The Oswego Valley Railroad Museum, located on the corner of West First and Lake streets near the harbor, is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. every weekend until Labor Day. Continue reading

Porky and Buddy: How do I ditch this poison ivy itch?

Dear Porky and Buddy,

I can’t go through my woods without gallons of Roundup because they are so infested with poison ivy and I am highly allergic.  

If I even look at it I seem to get it, but my dogs run around in the woods all the time. It doesn’t seem to bother them at all.  

Should I be worried?

Linda

P.S.  I’m just kidding about the gallons of Roundup. It’s only a few quarts.

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View from the Assembly: Slow down Common Core implementation

By state Assemblyman Will Barclay

The implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards was easily the most talked about issue in K-12 education this year.

The Common Core is an initiative adopted by most states, including New York, that, in theory, is supposed to set new educational standards that will ensure all students are on track for college and career readiness.   Continue reading

Learn about Battle of Oswego at program tonight at Fort Ontario

Storming Fort Oswego, on Lake Ontario, North America.  May 6, 1814.  Drawn by Captain Steele.  Engraved by R. Havell & Son, London; Published April 8, 1817.  Image depicts removal of British wounded and dead off Flat Rock, by the Post Cemetery at Fort Ontario.
Storming Fort Oswego, on Lake Ontario, North America. May 6, 1814. Drawn by Captain Steele. Engraved by R. Havell & Son, London; Published April 8, 1817. Image depicts removal of British wounded and dead off Flat Rock, by the Post Cemetery at Fort Ontario.

Col. Harold Youmans, U.S. Army Retired, will present an illustrated lecture entitled “Eight Days in May, the British Raid at Oswego, New York,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 (today) in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at old Fort Ontario.  Continue reading

Kiwanis kicks off another season of baseball

Fulton City School District Superintendent William Lynch is pictured during the Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Opening Day Ceremony July 2. The season has been dedicated to the late Margaret Beckwith, a long-time leader with the Fulton Booster Club who died in January. Lynch told those at the gathering about the impact Beckwith had on the Fulton Booster Club.
Fulton City School District Superintendent William Lynch is pictured during the Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Opening Day Ceremony July 2. The season has been dedicated to the late Margaret Beckwith, a long-time leader with the Fulton Booster Club who died in January. Lynch told those at the gathering about the impact Beckwith had on the Fulton Booster Club.
Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. gives his remarks during the opening ceremonies. He also talked about Margaret Beckwith and formally dedicated the Kiwanis season to her.
Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. gives his remarks during the opening ceremonies. He also talked about Margaret Beckwith and formally dedicated the Kiwanis season to her.
vocalists Betsy and Charles Copps of Fulton are pictured performing the National Anthem during the Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Opening Day Ceremony July 2 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.
vocalists Betsy and Charles Copps of Fulton are pictured performing the National Anthem during the Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Opening Day Ceremony July 2 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.

This is the 83rd season for Kiwanis baseball in Fulton. The 2014 Kiwanis baseball season continues through the end of the week of Aug. 4. There are five different leagues.

The T-Ball League (eligible to boys and girls ages 4-6), the Grasshopper Minor League (Coaches and Umpires pitch in this league which is eligible to boys ages 7-9) and the Grasshopper Major League (eligible for boys ages 10-12).

Girls softball will have two leagues. In the Minors, coaches and umpires pitch in this league to girls ages 7-9. Girls ages 10-12 are eligible to participate in the Major League.

Photos by Rob Tetro