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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.

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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

Look for August opening of revamped Broadway bridge

Work continues on the rehabilitation of the Broadway bridge in downtown Fulton.

Gene Cilentro of the state Department of Transportation said the northside deck has been poured and continues to cure. The decorative railing was poured Thursday and Friday and then it must cure over the course of a few weeks.

“The project is 85 percent to 90 percent done,” Cilento said.

He said the sidewalks will be the last parts of the project to be done. The sidewalk on the north side will be done first and then lamp posts will be installed.

Cilento said one that sets, the full four lanes will open and then the sidewalk on the south side will go, probably in mid- to late August.

The new sidewalk has a cure time as well.

Phone app could help Oswego County businesses

In an effort to help local businesses and attractions reach potential visitors in the Finger Lakes region, the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning has offered to underwrite a portion of the cost of listings in the Finger Lakes “Go and Do” app.

The county tourism office is partnering with Cayuga Media, publishers of the Auburn Citizen, Skaneateles Journal and www.auburnpub.com, to offer a discounted listing on the app for one year.

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Breakfast to benefit Stuff-A-Bus is July 26

Pictured from left are Stuff-A-Bus planning committee members: Jim Schneider; Ali McGrath; Executive Director, United Way of Greater Oswego County Melanie Trexler; Bernie Coe; and Co-Chairperson, Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage.  Absent from photo are breakfast host, Liz and Robert McGrath; Co-Chairperson, Liz Dorsey; Laurie Kelly, John Kelly, Chief Cook, Patrick Barry. The breakfast to benefit the Stuff-A-Bus campaign is July 26.
Pictured from left are Stuff-A-Bus planning committee members: Jim Schneider; Ali McGrath; Executive Director, United Way of Greater Oswego County Melanie Trexler; Bernie Coe; and Co-Chairperson, Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage. Absent from photo are breakfast host, Liz and Robert McGrath; Co-Chairperson, Liz Dorsey; Laurie Kelly, John Kelly, Chief Cook, Patrick Barry. The breakfast to benefit the Stuff-A-Bus campaign is July 26.

The Club House Tavern in Oswego and Eagle Beverage have joined together to cook up an idea to benefit United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Stuff-a-Bus campaign.

From 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, the Club House Tavern, 126 W. Second St., Oswego will host a breakfast in support of United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign.

Sponsored by Eagle Beverage and The Club House Tavern, and coordinated by a committee co-chaired by Dan and Liz Dorsey of Eagle Beverage, the breakfast is open to the public.

The suggested donation for the breakfast is $5 with all donations benefiting the Stuff-A-Bus campaign that helps provides area youth in need with the supplies they need to begin the school year.

There also will be a drawing at the breakfast for a cruiser bicycle donated by Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage.

“This is the ninth year that we have hosted this event,” said Robert McGrath, owner of the Club House Tavern.

“The United Way does a lot to benefit the youth in our community and we are happy to be able to support their efforts and help raise money for their programs.  With the city filled with visitors for Harborfest we are looking forward to welcoming a big crowd,” McGrath said.

“We are very appreciative of the support we are receiving from The Club House Tavern, Eagle Beverage, and our planning committee,” said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler.

“It’s encouraging to see that businesses and community members recognize the importance of helping our youth and supporting their United Way,” Trexler said.

“Last year our ‘Stuff-A-Bus’ program served approximately 1,400 students and we would like to help even more this year.  I am looking forward to the event and I hope our community members join us for a delicious breakfast,” she said.

 In addition to the breakfast, the United Way will also be holding a drawing for a chance to win a Beach Cruiser Bicycle, courtesy of Eagle Beverage. Tickets are available through the United Way.

Made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign involves the collection of  donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

The highlight of the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign will be a special collection day on Aug. 20 when school buses will be at the following sites from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept donations:

** Wal-Mart, Route 49 in Central Square

** Wal-Mart, Route 104 in Oswego

** Wal-Mart, Route 3 in Granby

** Kinney Drugs, 3318 Main St.,Mexico

** Kinney Drugs, 3873 Rome Road, Pulaski

** Kinney Drugs, 17 S. First St., Fulton

** Hannibal Village Market IGA, Route 3, Hannibal

** Fulton Savings Bank parking lot, Route 57 in Phoenix

 For more information on the breakfast, or the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, or the drawing for the mountain bike, call the United Way office at 593-1900.