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Donated piano fills the halls of St. Francis Commons with music

Sharing The Gift Of Music! St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence received a Chautauqua upright piano recently, the generous gift of Diana McRae. The piano can be found in the Grand Dining Room and is being enjoyed on a daily basis. Pictured listening to the new addition (left to right) are residents Mary Jane Lacey; and Judy Cornell; with Betty Johnson at the piano; and the piano’s donor Diana McRae.
Sharing The Gift Of Music! St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence received a Chautauqua upright piano recently, the generous gift of Diana McRae. The piano can be found in the Grand Dining Room and is being enjoyed on a daily basis. Pictured listening to the new addition (left to right) are residents Mary Jane Lacey; and Judy Cornell; with Betty Johnson at the piano; and the piano’s donor Diana McRae.

Anyone who has visited St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence in Oswego recently may have heard the sounds of a new addition coming from the Grand Dining Room. Continue reading

Valley Viewpoints: Castiglia on the East Side Pool

Do study, get grant money for East Side Pool

We have all heard the saying about beating a dead horse.

Well I’m going to talk about the pool situation in the city of Fulton. This dead horse has been beaten so much that the buzzards have left.

Not me.

Just the other day there was a story about our pool situation on television with interviews with the mayor and another gentleman. The mayor spoke about how much it would cost to rebuild the East Side pool.  Continue reading

View From The Assembly: Legislative Session review

By state Assemblyman Will Barclay

The Legislative Session has come to a close for the year. 

There were many good measures that passed and many more, however, that did not come to floor for a vote.

Here are a few noteworthy items that passed that I was pleased about. This list is not comprehensive and I will be sharing more about other measures which passed throughout the coming weeks but I wanted to share with you some highlights. Continue reading

A ‘blue ribbon’ day at the fair

Michaud Residential Health Services resident Grace Smith (pictured) made a visit to this year’s Oswego County Fair in Sandy Creek and found out her “Fabric Yo Yo’s Table Runner” entry was a first prize “Blue Ribbon” winner in the juried domestic arts category. The hand-made table runner took Smith six months of sewing to complete. Residents at Michaud, St. Luke, Bishop’s Commons and St. Francis Commons submitted nearly two dozen entries in a variety of juried categories at this year’s County Fair.
Michaud Residential Health Services resident Grace Smith (pictured) made a visit to this year’s Oswego County Fair in Sandy Creek and found out her “Fabric Yo Yo’s Table Runner” entry was a first prize “Blue Ribbon” winner in the juried domestic arts category. The hand-made table runner took Smith six months of sewing to complete. Residents at Michaud, St. Luke, Bishop’s Commons and St. Francis Commons submitted nearly two dozen entries in a variety of juried categories at this year’s County Fair.

Residents from Michaud Residential Health Services, Bishop’s Commons and St. Luke Health Services made the trip to this year’s Oswego County Fair in Sandy Creek and came away with a number of blue ribbons. Continue reading