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Strawberries galore at Michaud

A “berry” tasty reward awaited folks at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton after a group of ladies finished their preparations of an early summer favorite in our area, strawberries! Pictured (left to right) are residents Geraldine Smith; Grace Smith; and Marjorie Bennett. The group together cleaned and hulled 20 quarts of local strawberries all destined for a delicious centerpiece of a Strawberry Shortcake Social, enjoyed by residents later that day.

A “berry” tasty reward awaited folks at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton after a group of ladies finished their preparations of an early summer favorite in our area, strawberries! Pictured (left to right) are residents Geraldine Smith; Grace Smith; and Marjorie Bennett. The group together cleaned and hulled 20 quarts of local strawberries all destined for a delicious centerpiece of a Strawberry Shortcake Social, enjoyed by residents later that day. Medical diagnostic centr.

Anyone from Central New York knows early summer means the strawberry harvest – and all that goes with it!

Among residents at Michaud Health Services in Fulton, the tradition of cleaning and preparing a batch of freshly picked strawberries is alive and well.

Recently folks gathered one morning to hull, cut and crush 20 quarts of tasty local berries, all destined for the centerpiece of a Strawberry Shortcake Social later that day.

Even though there was a lot of work to prepare the strawberries, the task was made easier by the companionship and camaraderie of the ladies gathered around the central table. And the anticipation of a delicious treat when done.

Mary B. Phares, registered nurse at Crouse and A.L. Lee hospitals

Mary B. Phares, of Fulton, died at her home on Saturday, June 28 of natural causes.

She and her twin sister, Ann, were born in Utica on June 16, 1918, the daughters of the late Graham and Carrie Fuller Bushell, and moved to Fulton when they were two years old where each was a lifelong resident.

Mary is survived by her son, David Phares of Sharon, MA and grand-daughters, Erin Phares of East Boston, MA and Maura Phares of Mansfield, MA; a niece, Sharon Irwin of Martville; a grandniece, Cheryl Horning and grandnephew, Richard Burdick.

She was predeceased by her husband, Homer Phares, in 1974 and by her twin sister, Ann Foster, in 2012.

Mary was a graduate of Fulton High School and became a registered nurse at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse at A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton and at Nestle Company in Fulton.

Mary can trace her ancestry on her mother’s side (Fuller) of the family to the Pilgrims. She was an active member of the Volney and Granby Senior Citizens and Fulton Women’s Club.

Calling hours were Wednesday, July 2 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3 at the First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., Fulton with burial in Mt. Adnah Cemetery in fulton.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the First United Church of Fulton.

Franklin V. Bartlett, veteran, avid outdoorsman

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Franklin V. Bartlett, 91, of Fulton passed away Tuesday July 1 at Oswego Hospital.

Frank was a life time resident of the area and had retired from Local 73 after many years. He was an Air Force veteran, serving from 1942-46. Frank was an avid outdoorsman.

He was predeceased by his wife, Gwendolyn; parents, Frank and Aleata Bellinger Bartlett; sisters, Hattie, Ida Pearl and Margaret; a brother, Harold; a grandson, Harry Bartlett, Jr.

He is survived by his companion, Terry Davenport; children, Franklin Jr., Holly Rathbun, Barry, Harry (Judy), Alan, Rachel (granddaughter, Lily) and Zacharey; step-children, Sarabeth Bartlett, Bill and Doug Hillick; sisters; Arlene Barlow, Kathleen Myers, Gloria White, Sue Zappala, Pat Gregory and Charlotte Pizio; brothers, Ross, Donald and Bill Bartlett; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousin.

A service will be 10 a.m. Monday July 7 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Volney. Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Sunday July 6 at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

FULTON FAMILIES — Music Men: The Cortini Brothers

All smiles – Kimo and Joe Cortini pose with their mother, Cecilia, in this recent photograph. Cecilia lives in Oswego. Photo courtesy of Joe Cortini
All smiles – Kimo and Joe Cortini pose with their mother, Cecilia, in this recent photograph. Cecilia lives in Oswego. Photo courtesy of Joe Cortini

This is the 10th edition of Fulton Families, a monthly series which tells the stories of families that have either lived in Fulton for ages or perhaps only a short while — but their common bond is they love the city and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

By Ashley M. Casey

Fulton is familiar with the Cortini Brothers from head to toe.

Your ears have probably caught their musical stylings at the Fulton Jazz Fest or Tunes in June, and your feet may have stepped into a pair of shoes Joe Cortini has repaired or sold.

The Cortinis have seen Fulton change over the course of more than a century. Although Kimo Cortini moved away three years ago, Joe Cortini and his son still call the city home. Through Cortini Shoe Store and the Cortini Brothers’ band, the family’s ties are still laced to Fulton. Continue reading

Golf tourney benefits St. Luke sites

Getting Ready To Go! Pictured (left to right) is St. Francis Commons resident Jane Sidman and Activities Director Peggy LiVoti, as they prepare to tour the golf course in preparation for the annual St. Luke -Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament taking place at Battle Island Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 9.
Getting Ready To Go! Pictured (left to right) is St. Francis Commons resident Jane Sidman and Activities Director Peggy LiVoti, as they prepare to tour the golf course in preparation for the annual St. Luke -Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament taking place at Battle Island Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The 17th edition of the St. Luke-Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament hits the links Saturday Aug. 9 at Battle Island Golf Course. Continue reading