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Fulton’s Pat Fink knocks the ball away from Jamesville-DeWitt’s Rasheed Baker during Friday’s game at Jamesville-DeWitt. The Rams defeated the Red Raiders 42-0.

Second quarter outburst leads J-D past Fulton

Fulton’s Pat Fink knocks the ball away from Jamesville-DeWitt’s Rasheed Baker during Friday’s game at Jamesville-DeWitt. The Rams defeated the Red Raiders 42-0.

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity football team had an opportunity to make a statement when it took on Jamesville-DeWitt Sep. 21.

In front of a regional audience with television coverage provided Time Warner Cable, the Red Raiders found out that Jamesville-DeWitt is one of the premiere teams in the Class A American Division of Section 3.

After a scoreless first quarter, Jamesville-DeWitt erupted for 28 second quarter points en route to a 42-0 win over Fulton.

After a scoreless first quarter, Jamesville-DeWitt quickly seized command of the game.

Early in the second quarter, Jamesville-Dewitt took a 6-0 lead when freshmen quarterback Jack Brotzki threw a 44-yard play action pass to Josiah Williams along the right side of the field for the score.

Soon after, Jamesville-DeWitt added to its lead. The Rams took a 14-0 lead when Rasheed Baker took a counter up the middle to score from five yards out. Baker then struck again. This time, he scored on a 22-yard touchdown run to give Jamesville-DeWitt a 21-0 lead.

Unfortunately for Fulton, Jamesville-Dewitt wasn’t done. Just before halftime, the Rams made the score 28-0 when Brotzki took the snap and rolled to his left and found Josiah Williams for the 23-yard touchdown pass.

Jamesville-Dewitt’s second quarter enslought left the Red Raiders shaking their heads in frustration. While Fulton was trying to regroup and find something to build off of during the second half, Jamesville-DeWitt added a couple of more scores to pad its lead.

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Bodley Bulletins: September 26, 2012

by Kate Rothrock

It’s open house night! It is a chance for your family to get to know your teachers and for you to show them your classes and all you have done this year.

It will start at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a lot to see and do.

This Friday is collaboration day and is an early dismissal with school ending for students at 10:30 a.m. I hope everyone gets the chance to enjoy the fall weather!

Also this Friday, the varsity football team will travel to East Syracuse-Minoa. After a tough loss last week against Jamesville-DeWitt, the team is hoping to bring home a win against the tough Spartans.

The game will start at 6:30 p.m.; come support the boys as they hope to improve their record!

Another way you can support the varsity football team is by going to their chicken barbecue Oct. 7 at the Polish Home.

The boys golf team has a home match today against ES-M at 3:30 p.m. at Battle Island. The JV football team also plays today at home against ESM at 6 p.m.

Boys and girls cross country teams are taking a short trip to Mexico today for a meet at 4:30.

Tomorrow, the varsity boys soccer team will play on the turf at 7 p.m. where they hope to defeat Jamesville-DeWitt, who beat them earlier in the season.

Also playing at home is the girls tennis team, who have a match against Mexico at 4:30 p.m. while the girls varsity soccer team travels to Jamesville-DeWitt.

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Job fair to be held tomorrow in Fulton

Nearly 40 local employers are expected at state Senator Patty Ritchie’s second annual Job and Career Fair Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fulton War Memorial, located at 609 W. Broadway, Fulton.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will also feature workshops to help attendees better their job-seeking strategies, including resume writing, improving interview skills, tips for job-hunting on the Internet and obtaining information for starting your own business.

The job fair is being organized in collaboration with Beth Hilton, executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce; Christine Weaver, One-Stop manager of Oswego County Workforce New York; and Tammy Elowsky, assistant director of the SUNY Oswego Small Business Development Center.

County Clerk election legality challenged

by Carol Thompson

The legality of having the office of Oswego County Clerk on the ballot in the November election is being challenged in Oswego County Supreme Court.
Lawyers for Bond, Schoeneck and King, PLLC, filed a petition Friday afternoon on behalf of James McMahon, asking the court to restrain from printing and placing the candidates’ names on the officials ballots and voting machines to be used in the Nov. 6 election.

Named as defendants in the Article 78 action are the Oswego County Board of Elections; Michael Backus, both personally and as chairman of the Oswego County Republican Committee; Phillip Vasho; the Oswego County Conservative Party and chairman Ronald Greenleaf; the Oswego County Democrat Committee and chairman Mike Kunzwiler.

The Board of Elections added the position to the ballot for the Nov. 3 election, following the Sept. 3 death of George Williams.

The three political parties selected candidates at their respective committee meetings and filed a certificate of nomination for each candidate.

The Democrat Committee selected Vasho and Backus was selected as the candidate for both the Republican and Conservative committees.

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CNY Arts Center to present Christmas musical

The CNY Arts Center, located in the lower level of State Street Methodist Church, 35 State St., in Fulton, will present “Yes, Virginia…The Musical,” a new adaptation of the classic holiday story.

It will debut Dec. 7 and run through Dec. 16.

In 1897, eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon asked her father if there truly was a Santa Claus after her disturbing encounter with friends who claimed there was no such thing. Her father, Dr Phillip O’Hanlon, a Manhattan physician, suggested she write to The Sun, New York City’s prominent newspaper, assuring her an answer from The Sun would be a trustworthy reply.

One of the paper’s editors, Frank Church, took up the challenge and wrote an editorial that is today the most widely read and remembered editorial of all time. His response delivered a timeless message of hope, faith and belief that addresses a contemporary society as easily as the one that existed when the editorial was written.

“We’re excited to present this new version that has a light-hearted story, an eclectic assortment of characters and wonderful music,” said Nancy Fox, director. “‘Yes Virginia, The Musical’ was written by the creative team at MACY’S who wanted to bring their original animated ‘Yes, Virginia’ holiday special to the stage. This is a perfect cast size with suitable roles for all ages and the first opportunity for children to become involved onstage with us.”

Open auditions for the Christmas musical will be held Sept. 25 and 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. with auditions for children only set for Sept. 29th from 1 to 2 p.m.

There are four speaking roles for children and three speaking roles for adults with multiple singing and dancing opportunities for all others.

Those wanting to audition should plan to sing a song and tell a favorite story. Some reading from the script will also take place.  Those seeking more information on CNY Arts Center or the musical may visit or call 216-8790.

CNY Arts Center launches Kids Onstage and fall lineup for youth

With kids back to school, the learning begins and students of all ages will have new options this fall with the opening of CNY Arts Center facility in the lower level of State St. UMC at 357 State St., Fulton.

While adult classes continue, children will have Kids Onstage and Kids Onscreen to try out in Saturday classes that begin Sept. 29th and run to Thanksgiving.

Kids Onstage will offer classes for 3-5 year olds in creative movement, sharing the basics of ballet, jazz and modern dance under the direction of Choreographer Amy Price.

Children will learn about facial expressions, hand gestures, and the physicality of storytelling from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and Nov. 3, 10 and 17 with an anticipated performance for family on the final day of classes.

Price will continue her directorial expertise alongside Nancy Fox with Kids Onstage theatre classes for 5-18 year olds from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturdays, Sept. 29 through Nov. 17.

Students will enjoy creative movement and acting through theatre games and improvisation, develop stage presence, experience team building, and learn character development.

Immediately following Kids Onstage, Kids Onscreen will continue from 2 to 4 p.m. for all ages from 6 and older. Under the direction of Courtney Angell, the children will be guided through creative story writing to develop short stories for filming.

Once the students film their short stories, each will be edited by Angell. The shorts will be presented to families at a special movie screening.

Students will keep a copy of their completed DVD. Size of class and age of students will determine how the class is constructed and whether one film or individual films will be completed.

Monthly classes open to youth and adults include culinary arts–cake decorating Sept. 29, spooky desserts, Oct. 27, Thanksgiving treats, Nov. 19 and classic Christmas desserts Dec. 15. Children must be at least age 7 to attend this class and ages 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult for these classes, which meet from 9 a.m. to noon.

Holiday Arts & Crafts will also take place on those same Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon with Oct. 27 featuring Halloween crafts such as spooky ghosts, decorated pumpkins, and painted masks.

Nov. 10 will offer Thanksgiving crafts making turkeys, Pilgrim hats, crafting with fall leaves and painting Thankful rocks.

Dec. 15 will focus on Christmas crafts with ornaments, trees, making wrapping paper and a special gift. These classes are open to all ages; any child under 6 must be accompanied by an adult or sibling 12 and up.

Children may also audition for the Christmas premiere of Macy’s “Yes Virginia…The Musical.”

The musical has just been released to schools and local theatre companies for the first time and CNY Arts Center will present the timeless story onstage.

Auditions for children will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. Adults may audition Sept. 25 or 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. The production will run Dec. 7-9 and 14-16.

Art classes for children are also part of the exciting fall line-up with a workshop in Different Ways to Draw Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 12 and up. Instructor Kendra Matott will teach a variety of different drawing methods, including some unconventional ones. Techniques will include still life drawings, energy drawings, paint splatters, and drawing with your feet.

Students can learn the fun techniques of textured art with classes taught by Arts Programming Coordinator Ken Blount. This class will show students how to make textured art using almost anything around the house and is for all art types and skill levels.

Ages 3-5 will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 16 and 18 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Ages 5-10 will meet Saturday, Oct. 13 and 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. while ages 11-15 meet the same Saturdays, Oct. 13 and 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Ages 15-18 will enjoy four consecutive Friday classes — Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26 — from 3 to 9 p.m. with time for more extensive projects as will ages 17 through adult with six consecutive Thursdays, Oct. 4 through Nov. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Information on classes and instructors along with class registration may be found at or by calling 216-8790.

Cayuga Community College hosted a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday in celebration of the completion of construction at its new Fulton Campus. The new location is the fourth — and final — home for the college.

Cayuga Community College celebrates new Fulton campus

Cayuga Community College hosted a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday in celebration of the completion of construction at its new Fulton Campus. The new location is the fourth — and final — home for the college.

by Carol Thompson

Cayuga Community College hosted a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday in celebration of the completion of construction at its new Fulton Campus.

The new location at the former Kmart Plaza is the fourth — and final — home for the college, Dr. Daniel P. Larson, president of Cayuga Community College told those in attendance.

The ceremony marks the completion of the nine-month, $16.1 million construction of the 82,150-square-foot campus.

The first course work in nursing was offered in Mexico in 1979 and in 1994, the first campus was located at the Fulton Education Center. The college moved to the former Holy Family school building and in 2001 moved to the leased campus on West Broadway.

The college foundation has purchased the remaining part of the River Glen Plaza so over time the campus can move into the storefronts, Dr. Larson said.

Athletic fields and student housing are the vision for the future on 45 additional acres that have been purchased.

“We want you to know that our doors are open to the entire community,” Dr. Larson noted.

Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York, said she couldn’t say enough about the project as she congratulated all those involved with bringing the project to fruition.

Matt Driscoll spoke on behalf of Governor Andrew Cuomo. “On behalf of Governor Cuomo, congratulations and thank you for your investment in our collective future,” he said.

Assemblyman Will Barclay said it is a very proud day for the City of Fulton and he congratulated all involved.

“You really ought to be very proud of yourself,” he said.

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Bodley Bulletins: September 19, 2012

by Kate Rothrock

The first full week of school is over! Students are now totally back into the swing of things and going to school is part of the normal routine.

Clubs are starting up and will begin their meetings this week or next. There are many different clubs available to any student interested such as the language clubs, Hope Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Science club, and many more. They are a great way to meet new people and to get involved in the school and community. Plus, they look great on a resume or college application!

The Fultonian Yearbook is an amazing finished product but there is a lot of work that goes into it. Vanessa Langdon, editor of the 2013 yearbook, said the Yearbook Club is always looking for help and anyone can be a part of the club. Meetings are in room 102 every Tuesday.

If you buy your yearbook before Christmas it is $50 but if you wait until after Christmas it will cost $60. At an open house Sept. 26, there will be a booth for parents to buy parent ads.

This year’s Fultonian Yearbook will have a theme, making it more organized and cohesive. Students can share their photos to be used in the yearbook at using the school code 3045662. Don’t miss this opportunity to put your favorite pictures in the yearbook!

This past week was a great week for sports. Girls soccer, boys soccer, and girls volleyball all picked up wins. The volleyball team had victories over Marcellus and Lafayette. The boys soccer team rallied for a win against Homer and the girls soccer team won against both Homer and Syracuse.

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