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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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Historical Fulton, NY

Before there was a Home Depot or Lowes, people could go to Morin Bros. store in Fulton to see fancy kitchen displays like this one. This photo from 1920 shows a newfangled icebox, cabinets and other amenities for this kitchen. Morin Bros, at 65 N. Second St., Fulton, began in 1878 as a lumber yard, but after a while expanded into hardware and building supplies. IA story in the Fulton Patriot in 1975 states Morin Bros. was the oldest business in Fulton still owned and operated by the same family. The business was reorganized in 1914, incorporated and began a coal business in 1923 and shut down the coal business in 1955. The store closed in 1986. PHoto courtesy of fultonhistory.com
Before there was a Home Depot or Lowes, people could go to Morin Bros. store in Fulton to see fancy kitchen displays like this one. This photo from 1920 shows a newfangled icebox, cabinets and other amenities for this kitchen. Morin Bros, at 65 N. Second St., Fulton, began in 1878 as a lumber yard, but after a while expanded into hardware and building supplies. IA story in the Fulton Patriot in 1975 states Morin Bros. was the oldest business in Fulton still owned and operated by the same family. The business was reorganized in 1914, incorporated and began a coal business in 1923 and shut down the coal business in 1955. The store closed in 1986.
PHoto courtesy of fultonhistory.com

Art Association plans Members’ Exhibition

This shows two acrylic paintings on vintage cabinet doors that will be part of the exhibition.  Artist is Sandra Dowie.
This shows two acrylic paintings on vintage cabinet doors that will be part of the exhibition. Artist is Sandra Dowie.

The Art Association of Oswego is opening its 2014 Annual Member’s Exhibition, which will run July 19 to Aug. 17 at the Art Association building in Oswego.

This exhibition showcases recent works of art by Art Association of Oswego members and includes photography, painting, ceramic, print making, stained glass, sculpture and mixed media pieces.

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OCO adds third service intake site

Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Service Delivery Specialist, Sandy Wells (seated) and Planning Coordinator Kristin LaBarge prepare to enter consumer intake information at the agency’s newest intake site located inside OCO’s Community Service Center, 5871 Scenic Ave. in Mexico.
Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Service Delivery Specialist, Sandy Wells (seated) and Planning Coordinator Kristin LaBarge prepare to enter consumer intake information at the agency’s newest intake site located inside OCO’s Community Service Center, 5871 Scenic Ave. in Mexico.

For individuals and families in need of human services, contacting Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) is a good first move.

OCO, Oswego County’s largest human services agency, has made the initial process of accessing services easier than ever. To better serve those in need, OCO has added its Mexico Nutrition Center, 5871 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) as its third intake site.

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