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).
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.
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.
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.
“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.”