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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

Oswego school board re-elects Allen as board president

Kathleen Allen and Lynda Sereno were elected as the Oswego school district school board president and vice president during the annual reorganizational meeting Tuesday, July 1 at the Education Center.

Thomas DeCastro and Allen were both nominated for the president’s position and Allen will serve for the second consecutive year in that capacity as the result of a 4-3 vote. Continue reading