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NYC kids come to Central New York for some ‘fresh air’

Debra Green, her daughter Trinity, 14, and Aissata Samake, 15, of the Bronx, relax after lunch at Maroun Elementary School last week. Samake has been spending weeks with the Green family through the Fresh Air Fund program.
Debra Green, her daughter Trinity, 14, and Aissata Samake, 15, of the Bronx, relax after lunch at Maroun Elementary School last week. Samake has been spending weeks with the Green family through the Fresh Air Fund program.

By Debra J. Groom

Aissata Samake is back in Pennellville for more fun-filled weeks with the Green family.

Samake, 15, if a Fresh Air kid, up in Central New York from her home in the Bronx. This is her fourth summer with the Greens.

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Kiwanis kicks off another season of baseball

Fulton City School District Superintendent William Lynch is pictured during the Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Opening Day Ceremony July 2. The season has been dedicated to the late Margaret Beckwith, a long-time leader with the Fulton Booster Club who died in January. Lynch told those at the gathering about the impact Beckwith had on the Fulton Booster Club.
Fulton City School District Superintendent William Lynch is pictured during the Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Opening Day Ceremony July 2. The season has been dedicated to the late Margaret Beckwith, a long-time leader with the Fulton Booster Club who died in January. Lynch told those at the gathering about the impact Beckwith had on the Fulton Booster Club.
Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. gives his remarks during the opening ceremonies. He also talked about Margaret Beckwith and formally dedicated the Kiwanis season to her.
Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. gives his remarks during the opening ceremonies. He also talked about Margaret Beckwith and formally dedicated the Kiwanis season to her.
vocalists Betsy and Charles Copps of Fulton are pictured performing the National Anthem during the Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Opening Day Ceremony July 2 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.
vocalists Betsy and Charles Copps of Fulton are pictured performing the National Anthem during the Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Opening Day Ceremony July 2 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.

This is the 83rd season for Kiwanis baseball in Fulton. The 2014 Kiwanis baseball season continues through the end of the week of Aug. 4. There are five different leagues.

The T-Ball League (eligible to boys and girls ages 4-6), the Grasshopper Minor League (Coaches and Umpires pitch in this league which is eligible to boys ages 7-9) and the Grasshopper Major League (eligible for boys ages 10-12).

Girls softball will have two leagues. In the Minors, coaches and umpires pitch in this league to girls ages 7-9. Girls ages 10-12 are eligible to participate in the Major League.

Photos by Rob Tetro

Historical Fulton, NY

Before there was a Home Depot or Lowes, people could go to Morin Bros. store in Fulton to see fancy kitchen displays like this one. This photo from 1920 shows a newfangled icebox, cabinets and other amenities for this kitchen. Morin Bros, at 65 N. Second St., Fulton, began in 1878 as a lumber yard, but after a while expanded into hardware and building supplies. IA story in the Fulton Patriot in 1975 states Morin Bros. was the oldest business in Fulton still owned and operated by the same family. The business was reorganized in 1914, incorporated and began a coal business in 1923 and shut down the coal business in 1955. The store closed in 1986. PHoto courtesy of fultonhistory.com
Before there was a Home Depot or Lowes, people could go to Morin Bros. store in Fulton to see fancy kitchen displays like this one. This photo from 1920 shows a newfangled icebox, cabinets and other amenities for this kitchen. Morin Bros, at 65 N. Second St., Fulton, began in 1878 as a lumber yard, but after a while expanded into hardware and building supplies. IA story in the Fulton Patriot in 1975 states Morin Bros. was the oldest business in Fulton still owned and operated by the same family. The business was reorganized in 1914, incorporated and began a coal business in 1923 and shut down the coal business in 1955. The store closed in 1986.
PHoto courtesy of fultonhistory.com