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Travel advisory issued in Oswego

As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, a travel advisory has been issued for the city of Oswego.

Mayor Thomas Gillen said the advisory is issued due to the heavy snow accumulation and white-out conditions.

The advisory means there should be no unnecessary travel on city streets. There also is no parking on city streets between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists are asked not to park on city streets, during non-parking ban hours, to assist Department of Public Works crews in snow removal.

The travel advisory is in effect until further notice, Gillen said.

 

 

Zonta Club, Girl Scouts ready to celebrate International Women’s Day

The Zonta Club of Oswego is partnering with Girl Scouts from NYPENN Pathways to host a celebration of International Women’s Day at 3 p.m. March 8 at the SUNY Oswego Newman Center.

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. The event will feature displays, presentations and stories about women and girls around the globe.

Sabine Ingerson, chair of Zonta’s Legislative Advocacy and Awareness Committee, describes her vision of the event as an opportunity to connect women’s groups in the community and to learn about some of the unique experiences of women all over the world.

“We invite women and girls in the Oswego community to join us to celebrate this special day,” Ingerson said.

Zonta will collect donations at the event for birthing kits, which provide essential items to women who give birth at home in developing countries.

According to the World Health Organization, nearly 300,000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year. Most of these deaths occur in developing countries.

Supplies for birthing kits include: bar soap 1 to 2 ounces; 2-inch gauze; latex gloves; one edge razor blades; 3 foot by 3 foot plastic sheeting 4 milliliters thick; cotton string; gallon size resealable bags; and receiving blankets 30 inches by 30 inches or 32 inches by 32 inches (no fleece please).

“Having the right supplies and a clean area when giving birth can help increase the chance that the mom and baby will survive,” Ingerson said.

For more information about the Zonta Club of Oswego or to participate in the International Women’s Day Celebration on March 8th, visit their Facebook Page or contact Inga Back at inga.back@oswego.edu.

Fulton girls’ hoops ousted from playoffs

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton girls varsity basketball team fell to top seeded Jamesville-DeWitt on Feb. 18 in the quarterfinal of the Class A, Section 3 Playoffs.

The score was 59-34.

Fulton’s season comes to an end with a 7-13 overall record.

J-D built a 9-point lead during the first quarter. Fulton became more competitive in the second quarter and was down by 10 at the half.

But J-D pulled away during the second half, outscoring the Lady Raiders by 7 points in the third quarter and then another 8 points i the fourth quarter to win by 25 points.

Leading the way for the Lady Raiders was Nicole Hansen with 9 points, followed by Sydney Gilmore and Michaela Whitman with 7 points each, Mallory Clark scored 5 and Courtney Parker chipped in 4 points.

Lanigan students celebrate, learn about Chinese new year

With the Chinese New Year in full swing, students in Terry Merritt’s class at Lanigan Elementary School in Fulton were able to take part in the celebration with the help of local restaurateur Annie Chen.

Chen, the owner of Dragon City Chinese Restaurant in Fulton, visited her son’s classroom recently to discuss the holiday and offer a sampling of food from her dining establishment.

With help from her son, Charlie, the pair showed pictures that depicted Chinese culture. They also discussed the differences between their New Year celebration and the Jan. 1 celebration that is embraced by other cultures throughout the world.

Students learned that 2014, the year of the horse, began Jan. 31 with a cleansing process.

“In China the new year starts with everyone cleaning the house,” Annie Chen said. “It symbolizes a fresh start.”

In addition to starting off 2014 with a clean slate by scrubbing the house from top to bottom, the New Year celebration also revolves around family and food, Annie Chen said.

Since she is a professional when it comes to Chinese food, students had an opportunity to get a real taste of Chinese culture by indulging in sweet and sour chicken, lo Mein and sugary treats for dessert.

Although not every student was able to master their chopsticks, each walked away with a full belly and a better appreciation for Chinese culture.