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Oswego students honored in county writing contest

Kingsford Park Elementary students  who earned awards in the annual Reading Council Writing Contest included (in front left to right) Cammi Ahern, Olivia Day, Marisa Wallace, Michael Fierro, Jade Bauer, Rylan Dann and Devon Tonkin while in back are teacher Christine Castiglia, Joah Defren, Henry Sweeney, Bella Rando, Emma Searor, Marcus Baker, Joshua Elia and Allison Van Brocklin.
Kingsford Park Elementary students who earned awards in the annual Reading Council Writing Contest included (in front left to right) Cammi Ahern, Olivia Day, Marisa Wallace, Michael Fierro, Jade Bauer, Rylan Dann and Devon Tonkin while in back are teacher Christine Castiglia, Joah Defren, Henry Sweeney, Bella Rando, Emma Searor, Marcus Baker, Joshua Elia and Allison Van Brocklin.

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Oswego City School District students were recognized in the 26th Oswego County Reading Council Writing Contest. Continue reading

LaBoda joins Sunrise Rotary

Lennie LaBoda was recently inducted as the newest member of the Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club.  LaBoda is retired from First Niagara Bank. Pictured are President Dennis Goss, LaBoda, and fellow Rotarian and sponsor, Peggy Donnelly. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.
Lennie LaBoda was recently inducted as the newest member of the Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club. LaBoda is retired from First Niagara Bank. Pictured are President Dennis Goss, LaBoda, and fellow Rotarian and sponsor, Peggy Donnelly. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.

Sixth-graders honored at Fitzhugh Park

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The sixth-graders at Fitzhugh Park Elementary School celebrated their final days at the east side school with the annual recognition ceremony. Continue reading

Oswego school district raises money for United Way’s ‘Stuff-A-Bus’ Campaign

Jennifer and Doug Hauser display the gift basket they won as part of the Oswego City School District’s kickoff for the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Stuff-A-Bus Chairperson Jo Ann Conzone, left, organized a number of events for school district employees, such as jeans day and the drawing for the Buccaneer basket.  Working in collaboration with United Way of Greater Oswego County, other area school districts, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.
Jennifer and Doug Hauser display the gift basket they won as part of the Oswego City School District’s kickoff for the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Stuff-A-Bus Chairperson Jo Ann Conzone, left, organized a number of events for school district employees, such as jeans day and the drawing for the Buccaneer basket. Working in collaboration with United Way of Greater Oswego County, other area school districts, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

Members of the Oswego County Teachers Association, the Civil Service Employees Association and the Oswego City School District have announced that the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign in underway.  Continue reading

Fulton boy has lead in Great Rope play

Jonathan (Griffin Marriner) receives important instruction from his father James (Matthew Soffietti) while his mother Alice (Alyssa Otoski) looks on in this rehearsal for The Great Rope play, for one performance only 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Fort Ontario Parade Grounds. Tickets are available at river’s end bookstore, Man in the Moon Candies, Arts in the HeART Gallery in Fulton, H. Lee White Marine Museum and Fort Ontario Historic Site. For more information, visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, fortontario.com or CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
Jonathan (Griffin Marriner) receives important instruction from his father James (Matthew Soffietti) while his mother Alice (Alyssa Otoski) looks on in this rehearsal for The Great Rope play, for one performance only 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Fort Ontario Parade Grounds. Tickets are available at river’s end bookstore, Man in the Moon Candies, Arts in the HeART Gallery in Fulton, H. Lee White Marine Museum and Fort Ontario Historic Site. For more information, visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, fortontario.com or CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

Rosemary Nesbitt was all about children.

She was a master storyteller, turned classic literature into plays for the stage and enchanted generations. Her legacy lives on in her play “The Great Rope,” about a 12-year-old boy named Jonathan.  Continue reading