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Water chestnut pull set for July 12

Water chestnut plants like these will be pulled by volunteers during a water chestnut pull set for July 12 on the Salmon River Estuary near Selkirk Shores State Park. Members of the public are invited to take part in the pull.
Water chestnut plants like these will be pulled by volunteers during a water chestnut pull set for July 12 on the Salmon River Estuary near Selkirk Shores State Park. Members of the public are invited to take part in the pull.

Volunteers, river guides, and members of local environmental organizations will gather Saturday, July 12, at the Pine Grove Boat Launch near Selkirk Shores State Park for a community water chestnut pull on the Salmon River Estuary. Continue reading

FULTON FAMILIES — Music Men: The Cortini Brothers

All smiles – Kimo and Joe Cortini pose with their mother, Cecilia, in this recent photograph. Cecilia lives in Oswego. Photo courtesy of Joe Cortini
All smiles – Kimo and Joe Cortini pose with their mother, Cecilia, in this recent photograph. Cecilia lives in Oswego. Photo courtesy of Joe Cortini

This is the 10th edition of Fulton Families, a monthly series which tells the stories of families that have either lived in Fulton for ages or perhaps only a short while — but their common bond is they love the city and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

By Ashley M. Casey

Fulton is familiar with the Cortini Brothers from head to toe.

Your ears have probably caught their musical stylings at the Fulton Jazz Fest or Tunes in June, and your feet may have stepped into a pair of shoes Joe Cortini has repaired or sold.

The Cortinis have seen Fulton change over the course of more than a century. Although Kimo Cortini moved away three years ago, Joe Cortini and his son still call the city home. Through Cortini Shoe Store and the Cortini Brothers’ band, the family’s ties are still laced to Fulton. Continue reading