All posts by Debbie Groom

NYC kids come to Central New York for some ‘fresh air’

Debra Green, her daughter Trinity, 14, and Aissata Samake, 15, of the Bronx, relax after lunch at Maroun Elementary School last week. Samake has been spending weeks with the Green family through the Fresh Air Fund program.
Debra Green, her daughter Trinity, 14, and Aissata Samake, 15, of the Bronx, relax after lunch at Maroun Elementary School last week. Samake has been spending weeks with the Green family through the Fresh Air Fund program.

By Debra J. Groom

Aissata Samake is back in Pennellville for more fun-filled weeks with the Green family.

Samake, 15, if a Fresh Air kid, up in Central New York from her home in the Bronx. This is her fourth summer with the Greens.

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Academic success at Oswego Middle School

Oswego Middle School Principal Mary Beth Fierro has announced the final honor rolls for the 2013-2014 school year.

Seventh and Eighth Grade High Honor:  

Jason Abbott, Cameron Adams Jr., Jea Adams, Alyssa Adner, Samuel Allen, Madeline Armet, Nickolas Back, Andrew Baker, Jade Ballard, Adeline Benjamin, Liam Benjamin, Tia Bevacqua, Emily Bradshaw, Jenna Bradshaw, Michaela Bradshaw, Samual Broadwell, Janie Brooks, Nicholas Brown, Grace Bruns, Nolan Busch, Brianna Bush, Crissa Cabanlig, Monica Cahill, Nolan Callahan, Alec Caroccio, Joan Carroll, Sarah Casaletta, Joel Caster, Alyssa Cheeley, Claudia Chetney, Allison Choate, Melissa Chun and Gillian Clark.

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Play about ‘The Great Rope’ to be performed Aug. 2 in Oswego

The Great Rope carry was  part of the Oswego Independence Day Parade July 6. The story of the carry will be presented in a play to be performed Aug. 2 at Fort Ontario.
A reenactment of the Great Rope carry was part of the Oswego Independence Day Parade July 6. The story of the carry will be presented in a play to be performed Aug. 2 at Fort Ontario.

Submitted by Oswego County Tourism

More than 40 years ago, Rosemary Nesbitt penned a play about a 12-year-old boy involved in the War of 1812.

The play, in which Oswego settlers played a major role, is called “The Great Rope,” and it is scheduled to be presented in August as part of the War of 1812 200th anniversary commemoration.

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