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Legislators continue to discuss increase in ethics board members

by Carol Thompson

Some Oswego County Legislators would like to increase the number of members seated on the county’s ethics board.

The county currently has a three-member board. Other counties have not only more members, but more requirements and restrictions for those appointed to serve an ethics board.

In Essex County, a five-member board can be comprised of no one doing business with the county or who is active with a political party.

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Tickets are now available for the 11th annual Jamboree fund-raiser to benefit Parents of Special Children. The event will be held Sunday, June 10 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Scriba Fire Department. Pictured are Program Coordinator Marie Smith with Alex Familo as they sort through door prizes for the event.

Jamboree fund-raiser slated

Tickets are now available for the 11th annual Jamboree fund-raiser to benefit Parents of Special Children. The event will be held Sunday, June 10 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Scriba Fire Department. Pictured are Program Coordinator Marie Smith with Alex Familo as they sort through door prizes for the event.

Tickets are now available for the 11th annual Jamboree fund-raiser to benefit Parents of Special Children.

The event will be held Sunday, June 10 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Scriba Fire Department.

The family event — which will include a spaghetti dinner, live entertainment by Bloodline, door prizes, 50/50 raffles, games and crafts for kids — is organized by the Parents of Special Children staff and board members.

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Over eighty volunteers from St. Luke Health Services gathered in the Riverview Room Thursday at St. Luke for a luncheon hosted in their honor. Pictured from left are long-time volunteer Ruth Woodworth, St. Luke Volunteer Coordinator Debra Robillard, and volunteer Brooke Greenier.

St. Luke Health Services honors more than 80 volunteers

Over eighty volunteers from St. Luke Health Services gathered in the Riverview Room Thursday at St. Luke for a luncheon hosted in their honor. Pictured from left are long-time volunteer Ruth Woodworth, St. Luke Volunteer Coordinator Debra Robillard, and volunteer Brooke Greenier.

Over eighty volunteers from St. Luke Health Services gathered in the Riverview Room Thursday at St. Luke for a luncheon hosted in their honor.

The theme for the event, “Thanks For The Memories” acknowledged the many contributions volunteers of all ages make on behalf of St. Luke residents throughout the year.

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Violet Hotchkiss, resident of Fulton

Violet Smith Hotchkiss, 73, of Fulton, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

She was born in Waterloo and lived most of her life in Mexico and Fulton. She graduated in 1956 from Fulton High School. She was employed at Crouse Hinds for 15 years and A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital for 25 years before retiring in 1997.

She was a Girl Scout Leader from 1969 through 1972 at Oak Street School. She also enjoyed bingo and playing cards with her family and friends.

She is predeceased by her son, Edward McGibbon Hotchkiss; mother, Viola Jerome Smith Martin; father, Arthur W. Smith; and 3 brothers, Arthur S. Smith, Edward J. Smith, and Charles L. Smith.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Raymond; daughters, Cynthia (Richard) Turner of Westerly, RI; Wendy (Lynn) Dayger of Canterbury, Conn.; son, Dustin (Bonnie) Hotchkiss of Fulton; one brother, Harold (Betty) Smith of Greenville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Kerry (John) Heinz of Dunlap, IL; Austin (Stephanie) Dayger of Plainfield, Conn.; Alecia Dayger of Sommerville, Mass.; Nicole Lastra of Fulton; Jennifer Hotchkiss of Minetto; and Kadin and Cheyenne Hotchkiss of Fulton; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life service was held Sunday, at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Anatomical Gift Program, 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, New York, 13210 where she has donated her body for the advancement of medical education and research.

CCC to host second annual Peace Festival April 28 in Fulton

The Cayuga Community College Student Activities Board and student organizations will host a Peace Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Fulton Campus, 806 W. Broadway. The event is free and open to the public.

“Last year, everyone loved the games, especially the dunk booth and the balloon artist Haley Watts,” said event organizer Angela Wornick, student activity coordinator at the Fulton Campus. “These fun activities will be back again this year.”

In addition to the dunk tank and carnival games, the festival will feature tie-dying T-shirts for sale. People of all ages can also participate in a range of “inflatable activities,” including a bounce house and slide.

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Arts in Motion: Heroes for the American Red Cross

CNY Arts Center will be joining the American Red Cross to recognize their heroes in an open gala Saturday, April 28 at the Thunder Island Oasis, 21 Wilcox Rd., Fulton.

“Arts in Motion: Heroes for the American Red Cross” will be a culminating event that will give acknowledgement to those who have been donating and raising funds during the Red Cross’s recent Hero campaign.

The purpose of the gathering is not only to recognize these heroes, but to also bring their actions and accomplishments to life through art.

Through this, the organizations hope to get exposure for the heroes and for the local artists as well.

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Stephanie Arney, a senior studio art major at SUNY Oswego, prepares for the college’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. Twenty-eight other BFA degree candidates will display works in the exhibition, April 27 to May 12 in Tyler Art Gallery.

BFA exhibition to feature 29 SUNY Oswego student artists

Stephanie Arney, a senior studio art major at SUNY Oswego, prepares for the college’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. Twenty-eight other BFA degree candidates will display works in the exhibition, April 27 to May 12 in Tyler Art Gallery.

SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Art Gallery will display the work of 29 bachelor of fine arts degree candidates in an exhibition from Friday, April 27, through May 12.

Stephanie Arney, a senior studio art major from Watertown, said she intends to show her graphite pencil drawing “Keri Strawberry” in the BFA Exhibition, which opens with an artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. April 27 in Tyler Hall.

Arney, who would like to continue in SUNY Oswego’s master of arts in teaching graduate program, called the college’s BFA curriculum demanding but rewarding.

“It’s been a lot of hard work,” Arney said. “A lot of that is that I changed my major less than two years ago. Since I started taking studio courses, I think about a lot of things I have never considered before, so my drawings have improved.”

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The Oswego Lions Club with host the first annual Rivers Edge Craft Show Sunday, June 10. The event will take place at 1830 Bridie Square in Oswego. Hours for the craft show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Planning for the event are Lion Mike Henderson, Lion Chris Pelton, Lion Denise Constanza, sponsor Bill Galloway of Century 21-Galloway, and John Deary, vendor and promoter.

Rivers Edge Craft Show to be held in June

The Oswego Lions Club with host the first annual Rivers Edge Craft Show Sunday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place at 1830 Bridie Square in Oswego. Planning for the event are Lion Mike Henderson, Lion Chris Pelton, Lion Denise Constanza, sponsor Bill Galloway of Century 21-Galloway, and John Deary, vendor and promoter.

The Oswego Lions Club with host the first annual Rivers Edge “handmade” Craft Show Sunday, June 10.

The event will take place at 1830 Bridie Square in Oswego. Hours for the craft show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“As with our past fund-raising events, we are expecting capacity crowds and another successful event for our club,” said Steve Jurivich, Oswego Lions Club president. “We will have entertainment by the Cortini Brothers and Mike Shiel, the United States Coast Guard will present boating safety, Oswego Karate will be doing demonstrations and the Lions Club with be doing a bicycle helmet give away with fittings.”

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