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2 more signups this week for Kiwanis baseball

Two final sign up events for the 2014 season have been announced by Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Director Derek Lyons.

Sign ups will be done from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday May 22 at Lanigan Elementary School and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the same night at Granby Elementary School.

Lyons said Kiwanis Baseball will be heading in a new direction this season.

He and his group of supporters will be striving to turn its Kiwanis baseball and softball programs into more of a learning experience. Fulton varsity baseball and softball coaches will be used to help players learn the proper mechanics and throwing, catching, fielding and batting techniques.

Lyons said games will still be held but the program will focus more on skills development.

The 2014 Kiwanis Baseball Season will begin the week of June 30 and end the week of Aug. 4. Participants can expect activities two nights a week, which include a practice session of station work with varsity and junior varsity coaches.

Games will be played following the practice sessions and on another night of the week as well.

This season, Kiwanis will feature five different leagues. They are:

** T-Ball League (eligible to boys and girls ages 4-6)

** Grasshopper Minor League (coaches and umpires pitch in this league which is eligible to boys ages 7-9)

** Grasshopper Major League (eligible for boys ages 10-12).

** Girls Softball Minor, in which coaches and umpires pitch to girls ages 7-9

** Girls Softball Major, girls ages 10-12.

In terms of participation eligibility, the ages indicated are based on how old a player is on June 24.

Fulton police searching for Price Chopper robbery suspect

Robbery Suspect

Fulton Police are investigating a report of an attempted robbery at
Price Chopper located at 12 W. First St. S. in the City of Fulton.

On May 18,  at about 1:20 a.m., officers responded to Price Chopper
and found that an unknown white male entered the business and passed a note to the clerk demanding money. No weapons were observed.

The suspect was last seen leaving the area on foot.
The suspect is described as a white male, 5’7″ – 5’8″ tall, wearing a
tan colored Carhartt jacket, purple ball cap and loose fitting sweat
pants.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to
contact the Fulton Police Department at 598-2007, or at the anonymous Tips Hotline at 593-TIPS.

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Little League takes to the fields of Fulton

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More than 300 boys and girls are participating in 29 teams in Little League in Fulton this spring. In the photo at top, Foster Funeral Home pitcher Toby Roberts is delivering a pitch to Sugar Funeral Home batter Jake Ely on May 5 in a Fulton Little League Baseball Major League Division Game at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.

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In the second photo Burke’s Home Center batter Owen Skiff and Crest Automotive catcher Jeffrey Sterling are pictured during a May 8 Fulton Little League Baseball AA Division Game at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven. Little League continues through about mid-June. Then teams move to the playoffs and all-stars. Last season, two Fulton teams made it to the New York State championships.

Photos by Rob Tetro

SUNY Oswego student off to India as Fulbright Scholar

Julie Schofield, who earned dual bachelor’s degrees in women’s studies and English at SUNY Oswego and plans to continue with graduate school, has earned a Fulbright scholarship that will allow her to conduct research in India for about 10 months.
Julie Schofield, who earned dual bachelor’s degrees in women’s studies and English at SUNY Oswego and plans to continue with graduate school, has earned a Fulbright scholarship that will allow her to conduct research in India for about 10 months.

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

A moving study-abroad experience and a world of determination have led to Julie Schofield becoming SUNY Oswego’s first student Fulbright scholar in more than a decade. Continue reading