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Class of 2014 graduates from Birdlebough High

All Phoenix graduation photos by Debra J. Groom

Valedictorian Ian Evans’ speech:

If school was a game, we won.

I would like to take a moment to welcome everyone to the class of 2014 graduation. Superintendent Belfield, Principal Molloy, Mr. Rudy and the members of the Board of Education, fellow students, parents, family and friends, we are extremely grateful that you are able to join us to celebrate this milestone in our lives.

Looking back on our journey, we can see how much we have really changed.  Continue reading

Cross-country bicyclist makes a stop in Fulton

Gerard Ploude, of Terryville, Conn., made a pit stop in Fulton this week on his bicycle trip from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Ore. Ploude’s bike received a tune-up at Doyle’s Bikes and he and his wife, Jennifer, shopped at other Fulton businesses while in town. “Every business has just been so sweet,” Ploude said. “It’s just an awesome, awesome people town.” To follow the Ploudes’ trip, visit their blog at portland2portland.org. Shown are Ploude, right, and Tracy Doyle of Doyle’s Bike Shop on the left.
Gerard Ploude, of Terryville, Conn., made a pit stop in Fulton this week on his bicycle trip from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Ore. Ploude’s bike received a tune-up at Doyle’s Bikes and he and his wife, Jennifer, shopped at other Fulton businesses while in town. “Every business has just been so sweet,” Ploude said. “It’s just an awesome, awesome people town.” To follow the Ploudes’ trip, visit their blog at portland2portland.org. Shown are Ploude, right, and Tracy Doyle of Doyle’s Bike Shop on the left.

Fulton Gauchos reunite Aug. 8-9

Pictured above are members of the 2014 Gaucho Alumni Reunion Committee, which is planning the reunion scheduled for Friday and Saturday Aug. 8 and 9. It has been 24 years since the last reunion was held in 1990. Gauchos alumni ask all past members of the Senior, Junior and Cadet corps to register yourself on the website at www.fultongauchos.com. For more information on the Fulton Gauchos, see page 2. Pictured from left; sitting, are Patrick Acquaviva, Donna (Looker) Gadek, Charlene (McCellan) Scaringi, Terry Reynolds, Connie (Costello) Stinson and Karen (Morton) Stuber. Standing are Bill Rhines, Bob Coant, Wes Dean, Joyce (VanDeLinder) Bogdeziewcz, Dennis Moryl, Gay Scaringi and Randy Palmer. Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea
Pictured above are members of the 2014 Fulton Gauchos Alumni Reunion Committee, which is planning the reunion scheduled for Friday and Saturday Aug. 8 and 9. It has been 24 years since the last reunion was held in 1990. Gauchos alumni ask all past members of the Senior, Junior and Cadet corps to register yourself on the website at www.fultongauchos.com. For more information on the Fulton Gauchos, see page 2. Pictured from left; sitting, are Patrick Acquaviva, Donna (Looker) Gadek, Charlene (McCellan) Scaringi, Terry Reynolds, Connie (Costello) Stinson and Karen (Morton) Stuber. Standing are Bill Rhines, Bob Coant, Wes Dean, Joyce (VanDeLinder) Bogdeziewcz, Dennis Moryl, Gay Scaringi and Randy Palmer.
Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

Register now for summer youth recreation program

The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau is opening a new summer youth recreation program for kids in grades kindergarten through fourth grade this summer at the Oswego County Nature Park at Camp Zerbe in Williamstown.

Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, June 30 through Thursday, July 3 at the Camp Zerbe park, 253 State Route 104, Williamstown.

Program directors will be on site to take registrations, answer questions and show the participants what kind of activities they will be doing throughout the summer.

The camp will run Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from July 7 to Aug. 15.  Lunch will be provided to registered program participants.

Pre-registration is required. Spots will be awarded on a first come-first serve basis.

“A waiting list will be created to ensure that as many children as possible have a chance to attend the program,” said Brandon Morey, coordinator of recreation and youth development for the Oswego City – County Youth Bureau.

Camp Zerbe is owned by Oswego County and operated by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau as a day use nature park and recreation facility. The Camp Zerbe recreation program is licensed through the Oswego County Department of Health.  The facility is available to rent between late April and October for use by families, clubs, school groups and other organizations.

Those seeking more information may call the Youth Bureau at 349-3451 or (800) 596-3200, ext.3451 or contact Brandon Morey at 349-3241 or by email at bmorey@oswegocounty.com.