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Midway Drive-In fundraiser this weekend

By Ashley M. Casey and Debra J. Groom

The Midway Drive-In will no longer be “Gone with the Wind,” as its websites playfully states.

A T-shirt sale held this weekend at the Drive-In and at Harborfest will raise money to rebuild the screen, which was destroyed in a storm earlier this month.

Owner John Nagelschmidt announced the fundraiser via a press release and the Friends of Oswego Facebook page.

“As that caretaker I feel obligated to try to bring the Midway back to life. So many memories have been made here and we don’t want to see it end,” Nagelschmidt said in his statement.

Nagelschmidt said members of Girl Scout Troop 10101 will assist with the fundraiser, selling T-shirts and bracelets that say “I Helped Save the Midway.”

Cindy Rhinehart, leader of Troop 10101, said the 10 girls in the troop were devastated to hear about the Midway because it has been such a hugh part of their lives.

“Shelby came flying down stairs in tears when she heard,” Rhinehart said.

Rhinehart’s daughter, Maddie, didn’t find out about the Midway until later because she was away at camp.

“She was hysterical. It was terrible,” Rhinehart said of her daughter’s reaction. “Later, she collected herself, cleared her head and said ‘we have to do something.’”

The girls are helping the Midway not as an official Girl Scout event, but simply as themselves — children who love the theater.

“This is everything to them,” Rhinehart said.

T-shirts will be $20 and bracelets will be $2.

Those interested in donating can buy shirts and bracelets at the Drive-In (2475 Route 48 in Minetto) during the following times:

• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 26

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 27

A booth also will be set up during Harborfest at 77 W. First St. in the parking lot located directly north of Cahill’s from 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday, July 26.

Donations can also be mailed to: Midway Drive-In Theatre, PO Box 22 Minetto, NY 13115.

Checks should be made out to the Midway Drive-In Theatre with “donation” on the memo line.

The Drive-In also has a PayPal account at midway.fundraiser@midwaydrivein.com.

For more updates about the Midway Drive-In, visitmidwaydrivein.com and like the theater on Facebook.

Help save the Midway Drive-In this weekend

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By Ashley M. Casey

A T-shirt sale held this weekend at the Drive-In and at Harborfest will raise money to rebuild the screen, which was destroyed in a storm earlier this month.

Owner John Nagelschmidt said members of Girl Scout Troop 10101 will assist with the fundraiser, selling T-shirts and bracelets that say “I Helped Save the Midway.”

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Breastfeeding event scheduled for Aug. 2 in Oswego

The Oswego County Breastfeeding Coalition is putting on the fourth annual “Big Latch On” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday Aug. 2 at Franklin Square Park in Oswego.

Registration for this event will take place at 10 a.m. and the “Big Latch On” will take place promptly at 10:30 a.m.

The breastfeeding coalition’s mission is to promote, protect, educate and empower breastfeeding families in our area. This is a community-building event held every August to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-8.

Groups of breastfeeding women come together at registered locations all around the world to nurse their children simultaneously.

Last year, Oswego had nearly 40 moms and babies participate in the event and there were more than 14,500 participants worldwide.

This year the coalition hopes to double Oswego’s participation.

Through this event, the Oswego County Breastfeeding Coalition hopes to:

Raise awareness of breastfeeding support and knowledge existing in our area

Make breastfeeding a normal part of life at a local community level

Increase support for women who breastfeed

 This is a free community event that will feature a family picnic, fun activities and educational information.

There will also be the debut of the “Breastfeeding is Normal” art exhibit.  This art exhibit will feature every day women in our community breastfeeding their babies and will travel around the county in the months to come.

Anyone who would like to offer support for the event should call Lisa Emmons at Mother Earth Baby at 216-4622. Participatns also can reguster at this number.

For more information about the Big Latch On, go to www.biglatchon.org

Quilling subject of upcoming program at Amboy 4-H center

 Melissa Crocetti displays samples of the quilling project program participants will be making during The Art of Quilling class.
Melissa Crocetti displays samples of the quilling project program participants will be making during The Art of Quilling class.

Oswego County artist Melissa Crocetti  will instruct the third program in Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center’s Nature Inspires Series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4.

The Art of Quilling workshop deal with the art form of quilling or paper filigree, which is cutting and rolling narrow strips of paper into coils of several sizes to create designs.

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Local author tells children ‘You Are a Rainbow’

Lisa Buske poses with her student, Kacce Killam, and Buske's newest book, "You Are a Rainbow."
Lisa Buske poses with her student, Kacce Killam, and Buske’s newest book, “You Are a Rainbow.”

By Ashley M. Casey

Local author Lisa Buske, known for her books about her missing sister Heidi Allen, released her first children’s book, “You Are a Rainbow” in June.

Buske, who lives in New Haven, said she drew inspiration from her class of kindergartners at Mexico Elementary School.

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Car show set for Aug. 9 in North Volney

A car show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Aug. 9 on the church grounds at North Volney United Methodist Church. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and is $8 per car. All makes, models and years are welcome. If you love it and you want to show it off, bring it to the show. There will be door prizes, music and voting on the favorite car by those in attendance. The winners will receive a prize. Food and drinks will be available as well as a bake sale and a small book sale. The church is located at the corners of County Routes 4 and 6 in the town of Volney. If you have questions call Beverly at 593-6825. Pictured from left; Beverly Beck, Milton Beck and Gerry Graham. Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea
A car show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Aug. 9 on the church grounds at North Volney United Methodist Church. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and is $8 per car. All makes, models and years are welcome. If you love it and you want to show it off, bring it to the show. There will be door prizes, music and voting on the favorite car by those in attendance. The winners will receive a prize. Food and drinks will be available as well as a bake sale and a small book sale. The church is located at the corners of County Routes 4 and 6 in the town of Volney. If you have questions call Beverly at 593-6825. Pictured from left; Beverly Beck, Milton Beck and Gerry Graham.
Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

Fulton firefighters, CCC to carry heroin overdose antidote

By Ashley M. Casey

As the number of heroin deaths climbs throughout Central New York, public safety officers in Fulton are taking steps to prevent overdose tragedies.

The Fulton Fire Department and the Cayuga Community College Department of Public Safety are in the process of certifying their officers in the use of an intranasal antidote for heroin overdose.

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