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Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Little Utica United Methodist Church will host a free senior luncheon in the church parlor from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.

This will be an opportunity for community members age 55 and older to have lunch and socialize with their neighbors. 

The menu will include hot dogs, hamburgers and other picnic fare. A variety of desserts along with, punch, milk, tea and coffee will be served.

Little Utica United Methodist Church is located on Lamson Road, heading west off Route 48, just past the intersection of Lamson Road and East Mud Lake Road. 

For more information, call the church at 315-678-2270 or visit the church’s website at littleuticaumc.org or their Facebook page. Continue reading

News in Brief

Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen and members of the Common Council have announced the City of Oswego Council meetings and Committee meetings are now available for viewing on the day following the meeting date, on the link to our YouTube channel.

Go to youtube.com/channel/UCjp9sVSSFncexdl9vFNwqCQ

 The public can now go to that link and watch tapings of both the committee and council meetings. They can also do a YouTube channel search for “City of Oswego”  and the meetings will show up in this search as well.

Live broadcasts of the meetings are still being arranged through Time Warner Cable, and as soon as they are available, we will make that announcement.

If you have any questions, call the mayor’s office at 342-8136. Continue reading

Balloon fest draws large crowds to Oswego County Fairgrounds

Valley News photos by Debra J. Groom

Granby Elementary take part in districtwide PBIS celebration

Students at Granby Elementary in the Fulton district participated in a district-wide PBIS celebration May 2. Third- and fourth-graders worked together to build a large tower of speed stacks. The sport of cup stacking utilizes both the right and left side of the brain, and helps to improve student’s hand-eye coordination, concentration and creativity as they learn the different stack patterns. This fine and gross motor development carries over to the classroom. The activity was designed to foster and encourage cooperation among students. Pictured in back from left are Anthony Gilmore, Ethan Demars, Aiden Scarringi, Tyler Hall, Riley Thompson and Tate Tucker. Middle: Gary Witkowski, Dayton Sievers, Emily Treneer, Marissa Peterson, Hannah Marvin and Giselle Campbell. Front: Frankie Brockway Jr., Anthony Velez and Emily Brown.
Students at Granby Elementary in the Fulton district participated in a district-wide PBIS celebration May 2. Third- and fourth-graders worked together to build a large tower of speed stacks. The sport of cup stacking utilizes both the right and left side of the brain, and helps to improve student’s hand-eye coordination, concentration and creativity as they learn the different stack patterns. This fine and gross motor development carries over to the classroom. The activity was designed to foster and encourage cooperation among students. Pictured in back from left are Anthony Gilmore, Ethan Demars, Aiden Scarringi, Tyler Hall, Riley Thompson and Tate Tucker. Middle: Gary Witkowski, Dayton Sievers, Emily Treneer, Marissa Peterson, Hannah Marvin and Giselle Campbell. Front: Frankie Brockway Jr., Anthony Velez and Emily Brown.

Volney 1st graders in Reader’s Theater

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Library Media Specialist Sarah Fay is pictured with Volney’s Reader’s Theater group following their recent performance at the school. Front from left are Colton Norton, Shana Zupancic, Cassie Clarke and Grace Parry. Back are Hayden Bogart, Ava Pelky, Fay, Carter Zimmerman and Audrey White.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Eight talented first-grade students starred in a Reader’s Theater production during a recent character education assembly held at Volney Elementary School. Continue reading

Volney Elementary students cited for being role models

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Volney monthly Classroom Role Models are, front from left: Mikaylee Vail, Nathanial Casler-West, Shana Zupancic, Ava Pelky, Kelly Hayden, Olivia Ruzekowicz, Teddy Pederson and Ashley Taplin. Middle: Elena Ruzekowicz, Zach Watkins, Trinity Valentin-Fragale, Ethan Frank, Durbin Dygert, Deven Searor and Naomi Roberts. Back: Dominic Abbott, Alex Hollenbeck, Angel Ortiz, Brittney Baum, Brayden Howard and Jason Riebel. Missing from the photo is Destiny Newton.
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The Volney Elementary monthly On a Roll students are, front from left: Kendra Runge, Armando Vosseller, Adam Johnson, Audrey White, Jasmine Heywood, Nathan Hutchinson, Hailey Lischak, Anna Lund and Jesse Weber. Middle: Chris Clarke, Kameron Przychodzen, Lucas Learned, Dominick Mason, Ethan Jacobson and Destiny Miller. Back: Alex Knapp, Ethan Caruana, Sebastian Spann, Camran Andreotta, Autumn Kennedy and Joshua Barnum. Missing from the photo is Brandon Garner.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Volney Elementary School students attended a special assembly to recognize positive behavior and those who are role models. Continue reading

Oswego retirees recognized

Two Oswego City School District retirees were publicly recognized for their contributions during the May 20 Board of Education meeting. Laura Ryder, the director of literacy and former Frederick Leighton Elementary School Principal, and Tim Bristol, who served the district for 34 years as an auto mechanic, were recognized by Superintendent Ben Halsey, left, and Board of Education President Kathleen Allen, right. Other employees whose letters of retirement were also accepted included Frederick Ensworth, Pauline Vona and Thomas Dehm.
Two Oswego City School District retirees were publicly recognized for their contributions during the May 20 Board of Education meeting. Laura Ryder, the director of literacy and former Frederick Leighton Elementary School Principal, and Tim Bristol, who served the district for 34 years as an auto mechanic, were recognized by Superintendent Ben Halsey, left, and Board of Education President Kathleen Allen, right. Other employees whose letters of retirement were also accepted included Frederick Ensworth, Pauline Vona and Thomas Dehm.