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Representatives from the Nutrition Collaboration of Oswego County meet with City of Fulton officials to discuss plans for a community garden at the Pathfinder Courts/Gilberts Grove complex. Interested residents of the complex will have the opportunity to raise their own vegetables and herbs. From left are Amy Roland, director of Oswego County Opportunities Senior Nutrition Services; David Fontecchio, executive director, Fulton Housing Authority; Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward; and Danielle Wert, coordinator, Rural Health Network of Oswego County.

Nutrition collaboration brings community vegetable garden to Fulton housing complex

Representatives from the Nutrition Collaboration of Oswego County meet with City of Fulton officials to discuss plans for a community garden at the Pathfinder Courts/Gilberts Grove complex. From left are Amy Roland, director of Oswego County Opportunities Senior Nutrition Services; David Fontecchio, executive director, Fulton Housing Authority; Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward; and Danielle Wert, coordinator, Rural Health Network of Oswego County.

The Nutrition Collaboration of Oswego County is offering residents of Fulton’s Pathfinder Courts/Gilberts Grove housing complex, along with any Fulton city resident, the opportunity to enjoy fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers right from their own garden.

Working in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County and the City of Fulton, the Nutrition Collaboration of Oswego County is looking to establish a community garden at John Lincoln Park near the Pathfinder Courts/Gilberts Grove complex.

“The Nutrition Collaboration is committed to working together to positively affect nutrition, wellness and hunger in Oswego County,” said Amy Roland, director of Oswego County Opportunities Senior Nutrition Services. “The community garden project is an excellent way to do just that.”

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Phoenix overwhelms Fulton baseball 20-0

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity baseball team exploded for nine first-inning runs to set the stage for a 20-0 win over Fulton Tuesday afternoon.

After its nine-run first inning, Phoenix added two more runs during the bottom of the fourth inning, which made the score 11-0. The Firebirds scored nine more runs during the top of the sixth inning to make the score 20-0.

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Beth DeRousie confuses Kristin Cook with bizarre behavior in this scene from “John, His Story,” set to encore April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at State Street United Methodist Church in Fulton. The production presented by CNY Arts Center celebrates the fifth anniversary of the play.

Anniversary of ‘John, His Story’ brings veteran actors to stage

Beth DeRousie confuses Kristin Cook with bizarre behavior in this scene from “John, His Story,” set to encore April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at State Street United Methodist Church in Fulton.

CNY Arts Center is staging a reunion of veteran actors Krissy Cook, Beth DeRousie, Bobby Fontana and Dan Williams for a fifth anniversary performance of “John, His Story” at State St. United Methodist Church in Fulton.

The 90 -minute performance will take place Sunday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.

The play has been performed in area churches around Oswego County since 2007 when it first debuted under the direction of Nancy Fox and Port City Theatre.

“It has proved to be an unexpected delight with audiences every time it is performed,” said Fox, now president of CNY Arts Center. “When they hear the familiar stories of the miracles of Christ brought to life through 25 characters portrayed by only four actors the comments always include pleasant surprise.  Performances of the popular play are requested often and it’s wonderful to realize audiences are still asking for the play five years after its debut.

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Jerry’s Journal: April 14, 2012

by Jerry Kasperek

A fire! Oh, no! It might be Lynn and Dennis’ house on fire and somebody might still be in it! The phone call had said as much.

My heart pounded as Ed and I grabbed our coats that bitter cold January day only to quickly realized we couldn’t get anywhere near the raging fire on County Route 85 where they lived because the road would be blocked off.

So we paced the floor and anxiously waited by the phone to hear from somebody — anybody — to let us know what was going on.

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Hodgepodge: April 14, 2012

by Roy Hodge

Remember this?

If you don’t recall the following information from when I ran it by you for the first time 19 or 20 years ago, I’m performing a public service by giving you the opportunity to read it now.

The April 13, 1993 Fulton Patriot column, like this one, was written just after Easter and included the following:

“Appropriately enough, this week is ‘Egg Salad Week,’ which the sponsor, The American Egg Board, says is dedicated to the many delicious uses of hard boiled Easter eggs.

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Jim Hooper shares his expertise in geocaching with members Ann Palen, Marlene Sutcliff and Barbara Gifford of the Hannibal Elderberries. Hooper designed the geocaching trail along the Seaway Trail. He works in the 4-H department of Ontario County Co-operative Extension where his GPS 4-H club has mapped fire hydrants locations for a local community and historical markers for another.

In And Around Hannibal: April 14, 2012

Jim Hooper shares his expertise in geocaching with members Ann Palen, Marlene Sutcliff and Barbara Gifford of the Hannibal Elderberries. Hooper designed the geocaching trail along the Seaway Trail. He works in the 4-H department of Ontario County Co-operative Extension where his GPS 4-H club has mapped fire hydrants locations for a local community and historical markers for another.

by Rita Hooper

A few weeks ago I did a column on characters of Hannibal. Jane Spicer has added the “rest of the story” concerning Ed Blythe to that little tidbit that I wrote.

Many thanks Jane and if anyone has a character to add to my list or corrections or deletions I would be happy to share it with my readers.

Edward K. Blythe was born in 1914 and married his wife Louise in 1934. Louise was born in 1910 and passed away in 1990. They had two sons; Fred has passed away and Kenneth lives in New Mexico.

Louise worked for many years at the Canning Factory. They lived on Wiltsieville Road. Louise was known for her beautiful peonies in all colors every summer.

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