All posts by Andrew Henderson

Fulton boys tennis defeats Syracuse East 4-3

The Fulton boys tennis team toppled Syracuse East 4-3 last Thursday.

In first singles, Mitchell Lalik of Fulton defeated Justin DAntonio of Syracuse East 6-0, 6-1.

In second singles, Eric Naioti of Fulton defeated Jhuelandra Bhattarai of Syracuse East 6-2, 6-2.

In third singles, Nathan Deavers of Fulton defeated Jesse Negrotto of Syracuse East 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

In fourth singles, Dinesh Ghimirey of Syracuse East defeated Brian Garrett of Fulton 6-3, 6-0.

In first doubles, Alex Bawarski and Joe Medico of Fulton defeated Ran Rai and Shagar Subba of Syracuse East 6-3, 6-3.

In second doubles, Adrian Joseph and Nicolas Saralequi of Syracuse East defeated Brad Crofoot and Nathan Hawthorne of Fulton 6-4, 6-4.

In third doubles, Max Kricks and Raiss Muya of Syracuse East defeated Neil Devendorf and Logan Carvey of Fulton 6-1, 6-3.

Oswego Speedway: Dave Danzer hopes 2012 continues where 2011 left off

by Dan Johnson

With opening day at Oswego Speedway fast approaching, teams are putting the finishing touches on their winter projects, trying to be in top form for when the speedway’s gates swing open May 5.

While some are looking for a clean slate to start 2012, there is one who would like to pick up in 2012 where he left off in 2011.

If there was one driver that didn’t want to see the 2011 Novelis supermodified season end at Oswego Speedway, it had to be Dave Danzer, driver of the family owned #52.

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‘Bedside Manners’ to open Saturday – Helen, played by Valeri Roscoe Dedich, and Geoff, played by Kyle Walton, try to have a romantic moment only to be interrupted by an enraged Sally, played by Molly Brown, while hapless hotel manager Ferris, played by Brian Pringle, tries to keep her at bay in a scene from Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners,” which opens Fulton Community Theatre’s 2012 season Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. on the Jubilee Hall Stage at Holy Trinity Parish, Fulton. Additional performances are Saturday evenings, May 5 and 12, along with Sunday matinee performances April 28, May 6 and 13 at 2 p.m.. Tickets may be obtained by calling 592-2768 or visiting the theatre on the web at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.net. –Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

Fulton Community Theatre’s ‘Bedside Manners’ to open Saturday

‘Bedside Manners’ to open Saturday – Helen, played by Valeri Roscoe Dedich, and Geoff, played by Kyle Walton, try to have a romantic moment only to be interrupted by an enraged Sally, played by Molly Brown, while hapless hotel manager Ferris, played by Brian Pringle, tries to keep her at bay in a scene from Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners,” which opens Fulton Community Theatre’s 2012 season Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. on the Jubilee Hall Stage at Holy Trinity Parish, Fulton. Additional performances are Saturday evenings, May 5 and 12, along with Sunday matinee performances April 28, May 6 and 13 at 2 p.m.. Tickets may be obtained by calling 592-2768 or visiting the theatre on the web at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.net. –Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea
‘Bedside Manners’ to open Saturday – Helen, played by Valeri Roscoe Dedich, and Geoff, played by Kyle Walton, try to have a romantic moment only to be interrupted by an enraged Sally, played by Molly Brown, while hapless hotel manager Ferris, played by Brian Pringle, tries to keep her at bay in a scene from Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners,” which opens Fulton Community Theatre’s 2012 season Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. on the Jubilee Hall Stage at Holy Trinity Parish, Fulton. Additional performances are Saturday evenings, May 5 and 12, along with Sunday matinee performances April 28, May 6 and 13 at 2 p.m.. Tickets may be obtained by calling 592-2768 or visiting the theatre on the web at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.net. –Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners”  opens Fulton Community Theatre’s 2012 season Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. on the Jubilee Hall Stage at Holy Trinity Parish, Fulton.

Additional performances are Saturday evenings, May 5 and 12, along with Sunday matinee performances April 28, May 6 and 13 at 2 p.m..

Tickets may be obtained by calling 592-2768 or visiting the theatre on the web at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.net.

County ethics board chairman addresses committee

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Ethics Board chairman John FitzGibbons addressed members of the legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee during Monday’s meeting.

He gave an overview of the ethics law and the purpose of the board. “We work from the confines of the law to serve in the most capable way,” FitzGibbons said.

The financial disclosure form, required under law to be filed by elected officials and department heads in the position of decision making, needs to be revised, FitzGibbons said.

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Laughing Through Life: ‘The Others’

Andrew Henderson

by Andrew Henderson

I did it. I have crossed over to the dark side. I’m ashamed of who I am now. I have become what I used to despise. I am not myself anymore.

After many years of putting up a fight, I have finally been struck down. Sigh…

I am now an eater of vegetables. And after standing my ground for so many years, I have no say in the matter. Apparently, my wife wants me to be around for a long, long time.

Yes, I now eat vegetables. It still sounds funny to me as I say that.

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At The Fencepost: April 25, 2012

Karen Abbott

by Karen Abbott

I tried and tried, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I had planned to take down the Christmas tree over the weekend. I warned my daughter ahead of time:

“Now when you come back, the tree’s going to be down.”

“But you said we wouldn’t take down the tree until we move!”

“I don’t want to leave it to the last minute,” I replied stoically.  Then, more honestly, “Plus, it’s going to be sad for me and I want my last night here to be happy, not sad.”

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Valley Viewpoints: Regents Reform Agenda

by William Lynch, Fulton Superintendent of Schools

I am writing to provide our community members with a new update about the changes occurring in our classrooms and schools across the Fulton City School District as we implement the New York State Regents Reform Agenda, which is aligned with the federal Race to the Top Plan.

The New York State Board of Regents has made significant changes in what our students are learning in school and how their learning  is assessed.

The goal of the Board of Regents initiative is that upon graduation from high school all of our students will be better prepared for college level course work and they will be ready for a career in the work place.

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Six players score in Fulton boys lacrosse win over Whitesboro

by Rob Tetro

Unselfish play was the key in the Fulton boys lacrosse team’s win over Whitesboro Friday.

Six players scored for Fulton in the 12-6 win. The Raiders also tallied seven assists in the game.

Fulton didn’t waste any time making its presence felt on both sides of the ball. By the end of the first quarter, it had built a 4-1 lead over Whitesboro.

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