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Hodgepodge: Johnny Reynolds

I guess I’m always thinking about ideas for columns I might write – right away or in the future.

I often jot an idea or a name down, sometimes with other notes. I found one of those notes a few days ago.

Johnny Reynolds – it said on the note, so I started looking for things I had written before about my friends Johnny and Ruby Reynolds, and searching my mind for memories. Continue reading

OCO, Breastfeeding Coalition co-host ‘baby shower’ for new moms

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Expectant mothers in the community were recently invited to an informational Baby Shower sponsored by Oswego County Opportunities WIC program and the Oswego County Breastfeeding Coalition and hosted by 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. Seated from left are: Kim Batchelor, Emily Smith, Breanna Ferraro with Michael, and Victoria Cronk. Standing from left are: Tim Johndrew, Tiah Bryant, Breann Foss, Tiffani Pike, Clarissa Brooker and Denny Ortmann.

The Oswego County Breastfeeding Coalition and Oswego County Opportunities recently hosted a baby shower at Oswego Hospital for new mothers and expectant mothers from the community.

An annual event, the Baby Shower was spearheaded by the breastfeeding coalition, an organization consisting of representatives from local businesses and health & nutrition providers who strive to promote and support breastfeeding families. Continue reading

Enjoying the ball pit at Little Lukes

Gregory Galutz and Emma Seiter enjoy some time in the baby ball pit at Little Lukes Preschool and Childcare Center in Fulton. Little Lukes Preschool and Childcare Center combines education and fun in a stimulating, creative and supportive environment. The site is accepting applications. Call 887-5250 for information.
Gregory Galutz and Emma Seiter enjoy some time in the baby ball pit at Little Lukes Preschool and Childcare Center in Fulton. Little Lukes Preschool and Childcare Center combines education and fun in a stimulating, creative and supportive environment. The site is accepting applications. Call 887-5250 for information.

Chiropractors support United Way

Area chiropractors raised $2,240 in support of the United Way of Greater Oswego County during their Patient Appreciation Day fundraiser. From left are: Dr. Brent Tallents, Dr. Beth DuBois, Dr. Franklin Perkins II, Dr. Casey McCaffery, Dr. Richard Tesoriero, Dr. Anthony Licatese, Dr. Dustin Wharendorf, and Dr. Jason Cunningham. Absent from the photo are participating chiropractors: Dr. Richard Falanga, Dr. Ryan Barker, and Dr. Michael Soucy.
Area chiropractors raised $2,240 in support of the United Way of Greater Oswego County during their Patient Appreciation Day fundraiser. From left are: Dr. Brent Tallents, Dr. Beth DuBois, Dr. Franklin Perkins II, Dr. Casey McCaffery, Dr. Richard Tesoriero, Dr. Anthony Licatese, Dr. Dustin Wharendorf, and Dr. Jason Cunningham. Absent from the photo are participating chiropractors: Dr. Richard Falanga, Dr. Ryan Barker, and Dr. Michael Soucy.

Chiropractors throughout Oswego County raised $2,240 in support of the United Way of Greater Oswego County during their Patient Appreciation Day fundraiser. Continue reading

Historical Fulton: The Fulton Fire Department

The Fulton Fire Department was organized April 16,1857, although there were small volunteer groups of firefighters when the place was just a village dating back to 1838. The first steam engine was bought in 1866 and the second in 1870. This photo shows a 1900 “steam pumper.” The firefighters would draw water from the canal or river and use it to fight fires. These steam pumper were drawn by horses. The department became a paid department in 1905 along with the first salaried fire chief, assistant and eight full-time firefighters and 15 more who were being trained and on call. Also in that same time period the first series of fire hydrants were installed throughout the city eliminating the need of the canal/river in some instances. Fulton got its first fire “truck” in 1916. There was no roof and no windshield, so getting to fires in the rain or snow was quite the challenge. In 1981, the department joined the computer age and got its first computer. The paid department celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2005. Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.com
The Fulton Fire Department was organized April 16,1857, although there were small volunteer groups of firefighters when the place was just a village dating back to 1838. The first steam engine was bought in 1866 and the second in 1870. This photo shows a 1900 “steam pumper.” The firefighters would draw water from the canal or river and use it to fight fires. These steam pumper were drawn by horses. The department became a paid department in 1905 along with the first salaried fire chief, assistant and eight full-time firefighters and 15 more who were being trained and on call. Also in that same time period the first series of fire hydrants were installed throughout the city eliminating the need of the canal/river in some instances. Fulton got its first fire “truck” in 1916. There was no roof and no windshield, so getting to fires in the rain or snow was quite the challenge. In 1981, the department joined the computer age and got its first computer. The paid department celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2005.
Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.com

Operation Oswego County touts successes, presents awards

Operation Oswego County held its 62nd annual meeting at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center, Tuesday, June 10.  

Kevin LaMontagne, president of the Operation Oswego County board of directors, welcomed more than 160 representatives of businesses, government, education, labor and other ally organizations to the meeting.  Continue reading