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Harborfest advisories issued by police

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In preparation for Harborfest 2014, The Oswego Police Department are announcing the following advisories regarding traffic, pedestrian and general information specific to Harborfest scheduled for July 24 – July 27.

Alcoholic Beverages / Open Container Ordinance – Harborfest is designed to be a fun, family oriented event and we ask all those attending Harborfest to be respectful of others enjoying the festival and to act responsibly. The city of Oswego’s Open Container
Ordinance, which prohibits the possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place, will be strictly enforced throughout this event.

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Oswego school district raises money for United Way’s ‘Stuff-A-Bus’ Campaign

Jennifer and Doug Hauser display the gift basket they won as part of the Oswego City School District’s kickoff for the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Stuff-A-Bus Chairperson Jo Ann Conzone, left, organized a number of events for school district employees, such as jeans day and the drawing for the Buccaneer basket.  Working in collaboration with United Way of Greater Oswego County, other area school districts, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.
Jennifer and Doug Hauser display the gift basket they won as part of the Oswego City School District’s kickoff for the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Stuff-A-Bus Chairperson Jo Ann Conzone, left, organized a number of events for school district employees, such as jeans day and the drawing for the Buccaneer basket. Working in collaboration with United Way of Greater Oswego County, other area school districts, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

Members of the Oswego County Teachers Association, the Civil Service Employees Association and the Oswego City School District have announced that the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign in underway.  Continue reading

Fulton boy has lead in Great Rope play

Jonathan (Griffin Marriner) receives important instruction from his father James (Matthew Soffietti) while his mother Alice (Alyssa Otoski) looks on in this rehearsal for The Great Rope play, for one performance only 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Fort Ontario Parade Grounds. Tickets are available at river’s end bookstore, Man in the Moon Candies, Arts in the HeART Gallery in Fulton, H. Lee White Marine Museum and Fort Ontario Historic Site. For more information, visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, fortontario.com or CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
Jonathan (Griffin Marriner) receives important instruction from his father James (Matthew Soffietti) while his mother Alice (Alyssa Otoski) looks on in this rehearsal for The Great Rope play, for one performance only 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Fort Ontario Parade Grounds. Tickets are available at river’s end bookstore, Man in the Moon Candies, Arts in the HeART Gallery in Fulton, H. Lee White Marine Museum and Fort Ontario Historic Site. For more information, visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, fortontario.com or CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

Rosemary Nesbitt was all about children.

She was a master storyteller, turned classic literature into plays for the stage and enchanted generations. Her legacy lives on in her play “The Great Rope,” about a 12-year-old boy named Jonathan.  Continue reading

19 Oswego County children attend sheriffs’ summer camp

Nineteen children from Oswego County are attending the state Sheriff’s Association Summer Camp in Penn Yan in Yates County, Oswego County Sheriff Reuel A. Todd said this week.

The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is designed to provide a solid recreational program combined with the development of a sense of good citizenship.  This will mark the 37th year of the camp’s operation.

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Donkey saga continues in Oswego County

By Debra J. Groom

A legal case involving Oswego County, three sheriff’s deputies, four Granby residents and four donkeys may have reached a settlement.

The Oswego County Legislature recently authorized Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner to execute a settlement in a case brought by Henry and Betty Suhr, Paul White and Darlene Franke against the county and three Oswego County sheriff’s deputies.

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Lake Neatahwanta: Making kids’ fishing dreams come true

Marshall Kise, an instructor for McGrath and Associates Carp Angling Services, wading in Lake Neatahwanta while giving lessons in Tenkara, a fly-fishing technique developed in Japan.
Marshall Kise, an instructor for McGrath and Associates Carp Angling Services, wading in Lake Neatahwanta while giving lessons in Tenkara, a fly-fishing technique developed in Japan.

Submitted by Spider Rybaak

From the shoreline, Lake Neatahwanta in Fulton looks like it’s in bad shape.

A slick of blue green algae reaches out from the bank like an undulating coat of cracked paint. The smell is awful.  Continue reading