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Fulton police issue travel advisory

Fulton Police urge caution for motorists traveling in and around the City of Fulton.

In recent hours, steady snowfall combined with blowing snow have made travel and visibility on city streets treacherous.

The snowfall is expected to continue the rest of today into the evening hours.

City Department of Public Works crews are in the process of clearing main streets, however, it may take several hours before side streets can be cleared.

Fulton Police recommend no unnecessary travel in and around the City of Fulton.

Police also remind persons in the city of Fulton that on-street parking is prohibited from 1:30AM to 5:30AM.  Violators will be towed

 

Lake effect snow: Oswego County officials urge caution in traveling today

Road conditions throughout Oswego County are extremely hazardous due to heavy snow and wind conditions. The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office and Oswego County Highway Superintendent urge people to avoid traveling in the northeast portion of the county.

 Visibility conditions are very poor and highway crews are having a difficult time keeping up with the amount of snow and blowing conditions, the officials said. People should use extreme caution while traveling and should check on conditions before they set out.

 This morning the lake effect snow bands were creating hazardous conditions north of Route 104 and east of Route 11, but according to the National Weather Service – Buffalo Forecast Office, the bands are expected to drift steadily south during the next few hours. Conditions will improve in the north but the band will drift first to the Oswego/Mexico/Williamstown area and by afternoon is expected to impact the Fulton/Parish area.

CNY Arts Center plans second annual Snow Day

The CNY Arts Center Snow Day Committee is working hard to put details together for the second annual Snow Day to be held Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will be held at the center at 357 State St., Fulton.

CNY Arts Center will be bringing back some of last year’s popular games (ice fishing, pong toss, and the snowman bean bag toss), while some new games will be added.

There will also be face painting, free art and craft activities, an art gallery featuring local artists’ work, a writing workshop (organized by Writing Programming Coordinator and board member Jim Farfaglia), and a mystery guest will be there as well for the children.

“With the holidays now over, we know people are trying to relax and regroup, both mentally and financially,” said committee member Kiley Casper. “We hope that Snow Day will provide a day of affordable family friendly excitement that parents and children can both enjoy.” Carnival tickets will be available at the door.

Those seeking more information may visit www.cnyartscenter.com or call 592-3373.

Bluegrass band to perform at Oswego Music Hall Jan. 5

The Oswego Music Hall will present the high-powered blue-grass ensemble, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Saturday, Jan. 5 at 8 p.m.

This acoustic band plays the true, bluegrass stuff, according to reviewer Devon Leger.

“Alan Lomax famously called bluegrass ‘folk music on overdrive’ and after Frank Solivan’s performance, I’d have to whole-heartedly agree,” said Leger.

Hailing mostly from the D.C. area, Solivan plays mandolin, guitar and violin while the banjo is played by Mike Munford. Danny Booth provides the heartbeat on the stand up bass and Chris Luquette, from the Seattle music scene, plays the acoustic guitar, mandolin, drums, bass, electric guitar, banjo, and Greek bouzouki.

The all-volunteer, family-friendly Music Hall, also known as the Ontario Center for Performing Arts, is located in the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St., Oswego.

Tickets may be purchased on-line at http://oswegomusichall.org/ or at the River’s End bookstore, 19 W. Bridge St., Oswego.

The Music Hall’s next concert will be the award-winning fiddler, April Verch, and her band Jan. 19.

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Holiday spirit at Fulton Junior High School

Holiday spirit – “We are excited to get you in the holiday spirit,” Fulton Junior High School Orchestra Director Danielle Delfanian said to the hundreds of people who attended the school’s recent seventh grade holiday concert and eighth grade holiday concert. Held Dec. 5, the concerts featured the musical and vocal talents of students in the school’s respective seventh grade and eighth grade band, orchestra and chorus. Pictured is eighth grade student cellist Paige Blakeman during the eighth grade orchestra’s performance of “One Winter Night.”
Holiday spirit – “We are excited to get you in the holiday spirit,” Fulton Junior High School Orchestra Director Danielle Delfanian said to the hundreds of people who attended the school’s recent seventh grade holiday concert and eighth grade holiday concert. Held Dec. 5, the concerts featured the musical and vocal talents of students in the school’s respective seventh grade and eighth grade band, orchestra and chorus. Pictured is eighth grade student cellist Paige Blakeman during the eighth grade orchestra’s performance of “One Winter Night.”

 

Hannibal’s Skipworth wins 55-meter hurdles

55-meter hurdles winner – Hannibal’s Jordan Skipworth and Cicero-North Syracuse Morgan Austen compete in the 55-meter hurdle event during the John Arcaro Memorial Invitational at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena. Skipworth finished in first place while Hannibal as a team finished in sixth place.–Valley News photo by Hal Henty
55-meter hurdles winner – Hannibal’s Jordan Skipworth and Cicero-North Syracuse Morgan Austen compete in the 55-meter hurdle event during the John Arcaro Memorial Invitational at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena. Skipworth finished in first place while Hannibal as a team finished in sixth place.
–Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Fulton Bantams top Lysander, Center State

Ice action – The Fulton Bantam hockey team added two more wins to its season record, topping Lysander 6-3 and Center State Blue 16-0. Pictured is Raider Nolan Bonnie, who scored twice and assisted two goals in the game against Center State.
Ice action – The Fulton Bantam hockey team added two more wins to its season record, topping Lysander 6-3 and Center State Blue 16-0. Pictured is Raider Nolan Bonnie, who scored twice and assisted two goals in the game against Center State.

The Fulton Bantam hockey team, sponsored by The Blue Moon Grill, CVAC, RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting, and B&T Sports, added two more wins to its season record, topping Lysander 6-3 and Center State Blue 16-0.

On the road against Lysander, Raider Cameron Clarke scored two in a row, first picking up a rebound from Seth Cooney, and then taking a feed from Richie King at the close of the first period.

Lysander made it a one-point game at the start of the second stanza. Evan Beckwith responded, scoring on a breakaway. The Lightning stunned Fulton with two in a row at the start of the third period for a 3-3 tie.

Raider Nate Shaw sent a pass to Clarke, who skated through the Lysander defense to net the go-ahead goal, his 15th of the season.

Fulton’s Robbie Carson scored, skating the puck in on an end-to-end rush, before Cameron Whipple sealed a win for the Raiders with a backhand shot, Cooney assisting.

Fulton’s Evan Burdick stopped 24 shots in net.

On home ice, a short-benched Center State was no match for the Raiders. Scoring goals for Fulton were Robbie Carson, Cameron Whipple, Richie King, Cameron Clarke, William Fruce, Seth Cooney and Nolan Bonnie.  Assisting were Evan Beckwith, Clarke, Cooney, Fruce, Whipple, Bonnie, Carson and King.

Evan Burdick made 9 saves for the shut out.