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Thomas El-Hage, former Palermo resident

Thomas J. El-Hage, 80, of Baldwinsville, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

A native of Palermo, where he had resided most of his life, Mr. El-Hage moved to Baldwinsville in 2003. He had worked as a sales manager for Combined Life Insurance Company of New York, Mexico Academy Central School as the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for 32 years, NYS Conservation Department/DEC and was a self-employed landscaper/general contractor.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Baldwinsville and a former communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Fulton.

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Fulton couple married in Liverpool

Justine Mae Vehrs and Carl Richard Nylen, both of Fulton, were joined in marriage Friday, July 15, 2011.

The Rev. Doctor Russell Hall officiated the double-ring ceremony at Liverpool First United Methodist Church.

The bride is the daughter of Renae Vehrs of Fulton and William Vehrs, of Midlothian, Va. She was given in marriage by her father and her mother.

The groom is the son of Barbara Nylen of Central Square and Clarence Nylen of Fulton.

Maid of hon or was Jennica Vehrs, sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Kristin Nylen, sister of the groom, and junior bridesmaids were MaKenna Cealie and Shaylee Cealie, cousins of the bride.

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CNY Arts Center’s to hold second annual Arts Fest

The CNY Arts Center’s second annual Arts Fest will be held June 9 at Fulton’s War Memorial Ice Rink.

With more space to work with at the festival’s new location, the Arts Center is revamping the entire event and allowing room for even more vendors.

The 2011 Arts Fest was held by the river in downtown Fulton, which limited vendor space, and made it difficult to consolidate the art exhibits with the food and entertainment.

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Carrold Puffer, born in Fulton

Carrold Andrew Puffer, 68, resident of Laurel Baye Health Care and formerly of Honea Path, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Barnwell County Hospital.

Born in Fulton, he was a son of the late Carrold A.Puffer and Scillenia Puffer.  He was an U.S. Navy and Air Force veteran and was a construction worker.

Surviving are a daughter, Lisa Todd of Honea Path; sons, Kirt Ernest Ennley, Danial Scott Puffer and Lee Andrew Puffer, all of Atlanta, Ga., Cap Anderson and Troy Anderson, both of Kansas, and Bud Puffer of Fulton; a brother, Thomas Puffer of Texas; and a number of grandchildren.

A private family service will be held. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Harley Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor Mack, Florida resident

Eleanor Bacon Mack, 89, died Friday, March 16, 2012 in Florida.

She was a 40-year resident of Pine Grove Road, Cicero, before moving to Port Orange, Fla. in 1998. She was a graduate of CCBI and worked for Farmers and Traders Life Insurance.

Later she was secretary for her husband’s companies, Mack Auto Parts and Cicero Auto Sales.

Mrs. Mack was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and the former Fort Brewerton Chapter No. 180 Order of the Eastern Star.

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James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt will perform at the Oswego Music Hall March 31 at 8 p.m. Their recent joint project, the CD “All Wood and Doors,” features twelve of their favorite Doors songs, “enhanced by the funk and elegance of new arrangements and re-interpretations.”

James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt to perform at Oswego Music Hall

James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt will perform at the Oswego Music Hall March 31 at 8 p.m. Their recent joint project, the CD “All Wood and Doors,” features twelve of their favorite Doors songs.

The Oswego Music Hall will have two singer and songwriters — James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt — on stage together to open its spring season March 31 at 8 p.m.

Both have received high praise for their songs, guitar playing, and long careers as performing and recording artists. Their recent joint project, the CD “All Wood and Doors,” features twelve of their favorite Doors songs, “enhanced by the funk and elegance of new arrangements and re-interpretations.”

Stanley, born in Philadelphia, Pa., has been recording and performing since he was 14. He has toured consistently since he returned from the USAF (as a Chinese linguist) and has performed up to three hundred dates a year since then with such diverse acts as Bonnie Raitt, Robin Williams, Nicolette Larson and even Bill Cosby.

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Christian school to hold auction

The Oswego Community Christian School will be holding its fifth annual auction Saturday, April 28 at the Oswego Armory, West First Street, Oswego. Pictured at a planning meeting are, in front from left, Tonia McDonald, Patty Brancato, Sue Bakos, and Chris Brancato. In back are Carmella Smith, Sue Weller, Aaron Standish and Kevin Drake.

The Oswego Christian Community School’s fifth annual auction will be held Saturday, April 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Oswego Armory, West First Street, Oswego.

The event, which serves as the school’s largest fund-raiser, will feature both a silent auction and a live auction.  Planning Committee Chairperson Sue Bakos said this year’s auction will be better than ever.

“Over the years, our annual auction has received some wonderful support from the community, making the event more and more popular each year,” she said. “We are excited about this year’s event and are looking forward to an afternoon of fun.”

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Erika Johnson

Bodley Bulletins: March 21, 2012

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by Erika Johnson

March is music in our schools month! Unfortunately, GRB’s jazz band and chorus concerts have already passed. If you’re still looking to catch a concert though, band and orchestra are still to come. The bands will play tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and orchestra plays next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as well.

Tonight is the tech department’s Technology and Engineering Fair. It begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the auditorium and tech classrooms. Information on classes and student projects will be displayed. Refreshments will be available too! Come check out what goes on in the technology world of GRB.

Still looking to order a yearbook? The Fultonian is still available. Make sure to see Mr. Senecal in room 102 before June to get this discounted rate. After that, the price will rise.

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