Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

Local singers to perform at Fulton’s Memorial Day Salute

Two local musicians will be featured this year at the 31st  annual Fulton Memorial Day Salute.

Friday night, May 25 at 6 p.m, Rick Bush, a Fulton native, will bring his musical talents to the stage.

Bush has been performing for over 25 years with such groups as The Misfits, The Watson Boys, Dam Dog and The Moss Back Mule Band.

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Poetry Corner: Diner

by Jim Farfaglia

Diner

No matter how your day has gone
or what the weather is doing,
when you walk through its doors –
the guys behind the grill calling hello –
it feels a little like coming home.

Long lines are sure to form
depending on the day’s special,
which you can easily guess
from the tastiness drifting through,
making your stand in line worthwhile.

Once you’ve been seated
your waitress sure makes you feel special:
keeping your coffee cup full
and clearing your plates quickly,
so you can stretch out

and say hello to your left and right,
to other patrons wondering how you are,
sharing slices of their lives
and sipping a bit on yours,
filling this diner with a hearty glow.

GRB Jazz Band to perform at Memorial Day Salute

Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School Jazz Band is scheduled to perform at the 31st annual Fulton Memorial Day Salute Friday, May 25 at 5 p.m.

The band is comprised of members of G. Ray Bodley High School and led by Terry Caviness, the high school band director. The group meets every other day during school as an academic class.

The band placed fourth at Musicfest, the Orlando National Band Competition.

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The Fulton Music Association’s 15th annual Celebration of Community Music, featuring the Fulton Community Band and a variety of local talent, will be presented Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the G. Ray Bodley High School Auditorium. Kimo Cortini, pictured at 2010 Fulton Jazz Festival, and The Cortini Brothers Jazz Group will be performing.

15th annual Celebration of Community Music to be held in Fulton

The Fulton Music Association’s 15th annual Celebration of Community Music, featuring the Fulton Community Band and a variety of local talent, will be presented Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the G. Ray Bodley High School Auditorium. Kimo Cortini, pictured at 2010 Fulton Jazz Festival, and The Cortini Brothers Jazz Group will be performing.

The Fulton Music Association’s 15th annual Celebration of Community Music featuring the Fulton Community Band and a variety of local talent will be presented Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the G. Ray Bodley High School Auditorium.

The winners of the 2012 FMA senior music awards will also be announced and each recipient will perform at the event.

The concert will feature performances by the Cortini Brothers Jazz Experience, The Classic Touch barbershop quartet, the Holy Family/St. Michaels choir under the direction of Dolores Walrath; the Fulton Community Band under the direction of Carol Fox, and the Hamer Sing-Along group.

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CNY Arts Center seeks local talent for Arts Fest

With Arts Fest just a few weeks away, the CNY Arts Center announced a call for local talent to compete for prizes June 9 at Fulton’s War Memorial Community Center.

With professional performing artists as judges, prizes will be awarded in three categories according to age: under 12, 12-20 and 20 and older.

“Arts Fest is meant to be a celebration of all the arts we represent as an organization. We see this portion of the event for the performing arts and hope to draw talent in multiple categories whether it is dance, vocals, musicians or bands, or even drama, storytelling or stand-up comedy,” said Nancy Fox, president of the organization. “We want to encourage everyone from the youngest to the oldest to come and share your family-friendly talent, whatever it is. We know the region has many wonderful performing artists. This is an opportunity to appear before an audience and receive helpful feedback from our judges.”

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Children practice military drills at Fort Ontario State Historic Site in a unique program coordinated by Oswego County AmeriCorps members Ian Mumpton (right) and Steven Woods.

Fort Ontario Summer Youth Program registration now open

Children practice military drills at Fort Ontario State Historic Site in a unique program coordinated by Oswego County AmeriCorps members Ian Mumpton (right) and Steven Woods.

Fort Ontario State Historic Site announced the return of its Summer Youth Program for youth ages 8-16.

Last year, more than 100 youth participated in 18th and 19th century games, sports, military drill, wilderness tactics, martial arts and other activities.

The program is designed to connect kids with local history through physical activity.

The program is coordinated by AmeriCorps members Ian Mumpton and Steven Woods with assistance from the Friends of Fort Ontario, Oswego County AmeriCorps, and New York State Parks.

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Children’s events, entertainment planned during Memorial Day Salute

The Fulton Memorial Day Salute will include events and entertainment geared toward children.

Throughout the day Saturday, May 26, Hayley Starr will be offering face painting and making balloon animals for the children.

Starr has been twisting balloons for about 20 years, learning when she was just 11 years old. She appears weekly during the summer at the Oswego Farmer’s Market.

At 2 p.m., the Magic of Virgil will begin.

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Vintage quilts to be featured during Scriba Bicentennial Celebration

The Scriba Bicentennial Celebration June 16 and 17 will feature an exhibition of vintage quilts associated with the Town of Scriba.

Among the early entries are an autograph quilt made in 1895 by the women associated with the men who fought in the Civil War – the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), and a quilt owned by the Coon family.

The committee is looking for more quilts or quilt related items to include in the display.

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