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iHeartOswego extends office hours for Harborfest

Stephany Reyes, the editor at, holds one of five posters to be displayed encompassing all events, vendors and juried arts during the Harborfest celebrations.
Stephany Reyes, the editor at, holds one of five posters to be displayed encompassing all events, vendors and juried arts during the Harborfest celebrations.

From July 24 to July 27, the iHeart Oswego office, located at 29 W. Seneca St., Oswego, will become an official hub for Harborfest.

The office will extend its hours on July 25 and July 26 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The website will have its online click-desk mobile communication open until 9 p.m. for those same dates.

Trolleys will be stopping at the corner of West Second Street and West Seneca Street, directly across from the iHeart Oswego office building.

There will be a balloon animal artist and magicians outside the iHeart Oswego building for spectators to enjoy. Visitors are encouraged to enter our office and see the amazing scale model of the Oswego lighthouse, hand built by Oswego native Robert Schladebeck, in the foyer of iHeart.

Displayed on the two sides of the office’s windows will be 4 foot detailed schedules of events happening throughout Harborfest including concerts, family-friendly events and more.

Buttons to ride the official trolleys will be sold at the iHeart Oswego office, along with programs for Harborfest.

In addition, Copies in Time, Copies & Print Center, which is also located at the iHeart Oswego office, will be extending its hours on July 24 to July 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for those in need of last minute posters, banners and flyers.

iHeart Oswego is a sponsor for the Veteran’s Stage, located at West Side Riverfront Park, and a proud community partner of Harborfest 2014!

Robert “Bobby” Sawyer, BOCES graduate, worked at Oswego Industries


Robert M. “Bobby” Sawyer, 52, passed away Saturday, July 19 at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Oswego, the son of Beverly Guernsey and the late Harold L. Sawyer. He was a life resident of Volney.

Bobby was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. He attended BOCES School for Exceptional Children and graduated in 1982. He then worked at Oswego Industries for about 23 years.

The past few years, Bobby had been a resident of Rowlee Group Home in Fulton, where he enjoyed life to the fullest with all of his friends and wonderful caretakers.

Bobby is survived by his mother; a brother, Brian Sawyer and sister-in-law Ann (Grela) Sawyer; his two beloved nieces, Cali and Paige Sawyer; his favorite cousins, Beverly and Walter Roach and Barbara and Don Myers.

Calling hours were Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Funeral services and burial will be private.

Contributions in Bobby’s memory may be made to ARC of Oswego County, 7 Morrill Place, Fulton, 13069.

19 Oswego County children attend sheriffs’ summer camp

Nineteen children from Oswego County are attending the state Sheriff’s Association Summer Camp in Penn Yan in Yates County, Oswego County Sheriff Reuel A. Todd said this week.

The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is designed to provide a solid recreational program combined with the development of a sense of good citizenship.  This will mark the 37th year of the camp’s operation.

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Donkey saga continues in Oswego County

By Debra J. Groom

A legal case involving Oswego County, three sheriff’s deputies, four Granby residents and four donkeys may have reached a settlement.

The Oswego County Legislature recently authorized Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner to execute a settlement in a case brought by Henry and Betty Suhr, Paul White and Darlene Franke against the county and three Oswego County sheriff’s deputies.

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