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Financial literacy courses set for Fulton, Oswego

Course in financial literacy are scheduled for sites in Fulton and Oswego.

According to a recent national report, low basic skills in literacy and numbers are more common now in the United States than on average across participating countries. One in five adults in the U.S. have low literacy skills and nearly a third have weak number skills.

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Fitzhugh Park students donate more than $500 to Oswego Oncology

Fitzhugh Park Elementary School students donated $509 to Oswego Oncology as the result of the “Crafting for a Cure” campaign. Gathered for the presentation were Alyssa Searor, Maddy Graham, Nicole Anthony, Nurse Administrator Steve Thomas and Fitzhugh Park teacher Chris Haessig,
Fitzhugh Park Elementary School students donated $509 to Oswego Oncology as the result of the “Crafting for a Cure” campaign. Gathered for the presentation were Alyssa Searor, Maddy Graham, Nicole Anthony, Nurse Administrator Steve Thomas and Fitzhugh Park teacher Chris Haessig,

The Fitzhugh Park Elementary School “Crafting for the Cure” proved to be a tremendous success.

Students at the Oswego school gathered after school to design and construct a variety of craft items that culminated with a generous donation of more than $1,000 to the Golisano Children’s Hospital and Oswego Oncology.

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‘Mary’ a success story of homeless services in Oswego County

OCO Planning Coordinator, Kristin LaBarge (l) and Katie Batchelor (r), runaway and homeless youth advocate with Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Homeless Services, review results of the agencies efforts to address homelessness in Oswego County.  As a member of the COACH committee (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness), OCO works closely with other human service agencies, local elected officials, concerned community members, and government officials to raise the awareness of, and find effective ways to address, the issue of homelessness in Oswego County.
OCO Planning Coordinator, Kristin LaBarge (l) and Katie Batchelor (r), runaway and homeless youth advocate with Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Homeless Services, review results of the agencies efforts to address homelessness in Oswego County. As a member of the COACH committee (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness), OCO works closely with other human service agencies, local elected officials, concerned community members, and government officials to raise the awareness of, and find effective ways to address, the issue of homelessness in Oswego County.

This story was written and submitted by John DeRousie

For many, the picture of homelessness is someone living on the street with what few possessions they own stuffed in plastic bags and trying to find any shelter they can from the elements.

The reality is homelessness exists in many forms.

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Afterschool programs coming back to Fulton, Hannibal

By Debra J. Groom

Oswego County Opportunities will bring back afterschool programs at Fulton Junior High and Kenney Middle School in Hannibal thanks to money from the state.

State officials announced Friday $10.9 million in new grants for 68 Advantage After School Programs across New York state. OCO is receiving $220,000 to provide an afterschool program at the two schools.

According to a news release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, the Advantage After School Programs provide thousands of school-age children with youth development opportunities for three hours at the end of each school day.  Continue reading

Coleman endorsed by Democrats for Family Court judge

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Oswego lawyer Lou Anne Rucynski Coleman is running for Oswego County Family Court Judge and has been endorsed by the Oswego County Democratic Committee.

Coleman represents and advocates for children, parents and grandparents in Family Court. With more than 14 years of legal experience, she has proven her integrity and commitment to Oswego County families.

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Beach at David C. Webb Memorial Park on Oneida Lake closed

The David C. Webb Memorial Park Bathing Beach on Oneida Lake in the town of Constantia has been closed to swimming due to the presence of a blue-green algae bloom.

The beach will remain closed until the blooms have cleared and the health department approves its re-opening. Contantia’s Children’s Summer Recreation Program will continue to operate in the park; however, swim activities have been suspended until further notice.

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