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Oswego Players to stage ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

Oswego Players Director Inez Manor Parker has announced completion of casting for the Players’ summer musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” based on the fairy tale story of, “The Princess and the Pea.”

Cast members are Marsha Preston (Queen Aggravain), Richard Mosher (Wizard), Julia Preston Fulton (Minstrel), Molly Brown (Winnifred the Woebegone), Adam Schmidtmann (Prince Dauntless the Drab), and Erin Chetney (Jester).

Also, Shane Gabriele (Sir Henry), Beth DeRosie (Lady Larkin), Erin Delaney (Princess #12), Norman Berlin, III, (Sir Luce), Brie McIntosh (Lady Luce), Taylor Hamer (Lady Beatrice and Pantomime), and Jennifer Butler (Lady Merrill).

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Water chestnut – Water chestnuts can form a thick mass of vegetation, limiting fishing and water recreation activities, once it is established in a shallow water area. Pulling is effective before they become established in a body of water.

Groups plan water chestnut pull in Oswego County rivers

Water chestnut – Water chestnuts can form a thick mass of vegetation, limiting fishing and water recreation activities, once it is established in a shallow water area. Pulling is effective before they become established in a body of water.

Several volunteers, conservation organizations and angler groups have worked together over the past few years to help slow the spread of water chestnuts in Oswego County rivers.

Headed by the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District, the groups will hold a water chestnut pull at Port Ontario Saturday, July 14.

An invasive species, the water chestnut plant can be difficult to control once it is established in a body of water. The plants can create large floating mats of vegetation that restrict the penetration of sunlight, limit the growth of native plants, and disrupt the food web.

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Second annual May Festival to be held in Fair Haven

The Fair Haven Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual May Festival in the Village Park in downtown Fair Haven Saturday, May 19 beginning at 11 a.m.

The Village Park will be bustling with vendors, demonstrations and games celebrating spring’s arrival.

The event kicks off at 11 a.m. with a parade. Adults and kids should come dressed as fairies, woodland creatures, or gnomes and join the parade through the streets of Fair Haven. The parade line up is at 10:45 a.m.

Afterwards, there will be a family scavenger hunt through the village, a poker walk, food, free games and crafts for the kids, and music.

There will be a bike rodeo in front of the library at noon.  The kids are invited to bring their bikes and helmets.

At 1 p.m., the local band “Hattie Lewis” will be playing at the Bandstand in the park.

Pat Ward claims win at Fulton Speedway

After Saturday night’s Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modified feature, Pat Ward said that the young guys are getting tougher and tougher to beat on a weekly basis.

When the checkers flew at the end of 35 laps, Ward showed he has no signs of slowing down anytime soon as he parked his Gypsum Express, Stadium International Trucks/LJL Kevlar Race Engines/ Bicknell/No.42p in victory lane.

Ward took the lead on lap 20 from Matt Hulsizer and never looked back in the caution free feature.

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Fulton baseball team loses 15-1

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity baseball team struggled during its game against Syracuse West Friday.

The Raiders gave up nine unanswered runs as Syracuse West rolled to a 15-1 win.

Syracuse West scored six unanswered runs during the game’s first two innings. Fulton scored during the top of the third inning to cut the lead to 6-1.

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Light In The Darkness: May 16, 2012

by David Grey

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14-15

Yes, it was only last week that I wrote concerning this scripture. In that column I asked the questions, “Where are the leaders, who fear God enough to say publicly that the only hope for our nation is to humble itself before God? Who is proclaiming that the true need in America is to turn from our wicked ways and to plead for mercy?”

Since writing that column I have become aware of an exciting movement within our city.  Pastors and key church leaders have begun to meet weekly for the express purpose of, “crying out to God for a spiritual breakthrough.”

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Hannibal Central School District plans emergency preparedness drill

Students in the Hannibal Central School District will be released 15 minutes early Thursday, May 24 as a preparedness drill in compliance with the district’s Emergency Response Plan.

This is an annual requirement for all schools in New York State.

The release times are as follows: Hannibal High School at 2:05 p.m., Kenney Middle School at 2:15 p.m., and Fairley Elementary School at 3:15 p.m.

Amy Tresidder to declare Senate candidacy tomorrow

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Legislator Amy Tresidder will declare her candidacy for the 48th District Senate seat tomorrow.

Tressider, a Democrat, will challenge Republican senator Patricia Ritchie in the November election.

Tresidder will kick off her campaign in Canton at noon, followed by Watertown before heading to Oswego to make her announcement.

A native of St. Lawrence County, Tresidder moved to the city of Oswego 33 years ago. She is serving her second term in the legislature.

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