The Fulton Little League program will hold registrations Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon; Feb. 2 from noon to 4 p.m.; and Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration will be held at the Fulton War Memorial. Little League includes both baseball and softball.
Registration is open to boys and girls ages 4 through 16 who reside within the Fulton or Hannibal school district.
To be eligible for the upcoming season, a child must be at least four years old and cannot be 17 years old before May 1.
Those seeking more information may call John Florek at 591-4993.
SUNY Oswego’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program this season will staff tax-assistance sites in the cities of Oswego and Fulton and offer help by appointment in the villages of Constantia and Phoenix.
RSVP supervises the annual program in cooperation with the AARP, the IRS and the state Department of Taxation and Finance. Personal income tax counseling sessions are available for all, with special attention to those 60 and older.
Oswego County residents may seek income tax preparation assistance on the following schedule:
Constantia: Thursdays from Feb. 7 to April 11, by appointment at St. Bernadette’s Bistro. Call 623-9803 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays to schedule. Lunch is optional.
Fulton: Wednesdays from Feb. 6 to April 10, on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 141 S. 1st St.
Oswego: Tuesdays from Feb. 5 to April 9, on a walk-in basis from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St.
Phoenix: Weekdays from Feb. 1 to April 15, by appointment. Call to schedule: 695-2553 (Fred Wall), 458-1465 (Bill Waters) or 934-4333 (Betty Talamo).
SUNY Oswego’s School of Business, through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program also offers free tax aide services in cooperation with RSVP:
Fulton: Tuesdays from Feb. 5 to April 9 (closed March 19), 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Workforce Development Building, State Route 57 across from Mimi’s.
Oswego: Thursdays, Feb. 7 and 21, March 7 and 28, and April 11, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hamilton Homes on Hamilton Street.
SUNY Oswego: Saturdays, from Feb. 2 to April 13 (closed March 16 and 23), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rich Hall on campus.
Those seeking more information may call 312-2317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
World famous children’s book author, Nancy Carlson, was a recent guest at Fairgrieve Elementary School.
Carlson, who has authored 63 books including her popular Harriet series of books, spoke to the students about her writing process, inspiration, and illustrating.
Her visit was coordinated through the Oswego County BOCES Arts-in-Education program.
Carlson began her career 33 years ago when she was asked to illustrate her first book “Halloween,” written by Joyce K. Kessel. She enjoyed that so much that she continued to illustrate other author’s books and then decided to writer her own.
She told the students that they possessed the same important tool that she has, an imagination, and encouraged the students to use their imagination every day in creative writing or drawing.
She encouraged the students to doodle every day just like she does and several students in the room had followed Carlson’s daily doodles for some time to the delight of the author.
During her presentation, Carlson created several doodles using some of her characters and adding others at the prompting of the audience.
At the end of her visit, she answered questions from the students. Before she left, she presented her completed doodles to the teachers for them to display in their classrooms.
Carlson also took time to personally autograph copies of her books for the library and Fairgrieve students.
Road conditions throughout Oswego County are extremely hazardous due to heavy snow and wind conditions. The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office and Oswego County Highway Superintendent urge people to avoid traveling in the northeast portion of the county.
Visibility conditions are very poor and highway crews are having a difficult time keeping up with the amount of snow and blowing conditions, the officials said. People should use extreme caution while traveling and should check on conditions before they set out.
This morning the lake effect snow bands were creating hazardous conditions north of Route 104 and east of Route 11, but according to the National Weather Service – Buffalo Forecast Office, the bands are expected to drift steadily south during the next few hours. Conditions will improve in the north but the band will drift first to the Oswego/Mexico/Williamstown area and by afternoon is expected to impact the Fulton/Parish area.
The CNY Arts Center Snow Day Committee is working hard to put details together for the second annual Snow Day to be held Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event will be held at the center at 357 State St., Fulton.
CNY Arts Center will be bringing back some of last year’s popular games (ice fishing, pong toss, and the snowman bean bag toss), while some new games will be added.
There will also be face painting, free art and craft activities, an art gallery featuring local artists’ work, a writing workshop (organized by Writing Programming Coordinator and board member Jim Farfaglia), and a mystery guest will be there as well for the children.
“With the holidays now over, we know people are trying to relax and regroup, both mentally and financially,” said committee member Kiley Casper. “We hope that Snow Day will provide a day of affordable family friendly excitement that parents and children can both enjoy.” Carnival tickets will be available at the door.