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Nancy Carlson takes input from students on what should be included in her doodle of her popular character Harriet. Harriet is based loosely on many of the experiences in Carlson’s own life.

Author visits Fairgrieve Elementary School

Nancy Carlson takes input from students on what should be included in her doodle of her popular character Harriet. Harriet is based loosely on many of the experiences in Carlson’s own life.
Nancy Carlson takes input from students on what should be included in her doodle of her popular character Harriet. Harriet is based loosely on many of the experiences in Carlson’s own life.

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.

Fulton police issue travel advisory

Fulton Police urge caution for motorists traveling in and around the City of Fulton.

In recent hours, steady snowfall combined with blowing snow have made travel and visibility on city streets treacherous.

The snowfall is expected to continue the rest of today into the evening hours.

City Department of Public Works crews are in the process of clearing main streets, however, it may take several hours before side streets can be cleared.

Fulton Police recommend no unnecessary travel in and around the City of Fulton.

Police also remind persons in the city of Fulton that on-street parking is prohibited from 1:30AM to 5:30AM.  Violators will be towed

 

Lake effect snow: Oswego County officials urge caution in traveling today

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.

CNY Arts Center plans second annual Snow Day

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.

Those seeking more information may visit www.cnyartscenter.com or call 592-3373.

HolidaySpirit

Holiday spirit at Fulton Junior High School

Holiday spirit – “We are excited to get you in the holiday spirit,” Fulton Junior High School Orchestra Director Danielle Delfanian said to the hundreds of people who attended the school’s recent seventh grade holiday concert and eighth grade holiday concert. Held Dec. 5, the concerts featured the musical and vocal talents of students in the school’s respective seventh grade and eighth grade band, orchestra and chorus. Pictured is eighth grade student cellist Paige Blakeman during the eighth grade orchestra’s performance of “One Winter Night.”
Holiday spirit – “We are excited to get you in the holiday spirit,” Fulton Junior High School Orchestra Director Danielle Delfanian said to the hundreds of people who attended the school’s recent seventh grade holiday concert and eighth grade holiday concert. Held Dec. 5, the concerts featured the musical and vocal talents of students in the school’s respective seventh grade and eighth grade band, orchestra and chorus. Pictured is eighth grade student cellist Paige Blakeman during the eighth grade orchestra’s performance of “One Winter Night.”

 

Fulton Bantams top Lysander, Center State

Ice action – The Fulton Bantam hockey team added two more wins to its season record, topping Lysander 6-3 and Center State Blue 16-0. Pictured is Raider Nolan Bonnie, who scored twice and assisted two goals in the game against Center State.
Ice action – The Fulton Bantam hockey team added two more wins to its season record, topping Lysander 6-3 and Center State Blue 16-0. Pictured is Raider Nolan Bonnie, who scored twice and assisted two goals in the game against Center State.

The Fulton Bantam hockey team, sponsored by The Blue Moon Grill, CVAC, RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting, and B&T Sports, added two more wins to its season record, topping Lysander 6-3 and Center State Blue 16-0.

On the road against Lysander, Raider Cameron Clarke scored two in a row, first picking up a rebound from Seth Cooney, and then taking a feed from Richie King at the close of the first period.

Lysander made it a one-point game at the start of the second stanza. Evan Beckwith responded, scoring on a breakaway. The Lightning stunned Fulton with two in a row at the start of the third period for a 3-3 tie.

Raider Nate Shaw sent a pass to Clarke, who skated through the Lysander defense to net the go-ahead goal, his 15th of the season.

Fulton’s Robbie Carson scored, skating the puck in on an end-to-end rush, before Cameron Whipple sealed a win for the Raiders with a backhand shot, Cooney assisting.

Fulton’s Evan Burdick stopped 24 shots in net.

On home ice, a short-benched Center State was no match for the Raiders. Scoring goals for Fulton were Robbie Carson, Cameron Whipple, Richie King, Cameron Clarke, William Fruce, Seth Cooney and Nolan Bonnie.  Assisting were Evan Beckwith, Clarke, Cooney, Fruce, Whipple, Bonnie, Carson and King.

Evan Burdick made 9 saves for the shut out.

Oswego County launches free snowmobile trail app

The Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning has partnered with Mohawk Valley GIS and the Oswego County Snowmobile Association to offer a free trail app for riders in the snow blessed Tug Hill region.

The app contains interactive maps of 378 miles of snowmobile trails, public parking locations, 10 snowmobile clubs, 25 restaurants, 21 gas stations, 11 lodgings, and several more snowmobile-related and supporting businesses along the Oswego County trail system.

As of press time, 837 people had downloaded the app, which displays the rider’s current GPS location and trail data. Once it’s been loaded on a smart phone, the trails can be accessed at any time.

“Oswego County is blessed with a wide variety of natural resources that are enjoyed by thousands of visitors from around the world throughout the year,” said Dave Turner, director of the county Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

“Our annual snowfall (sometimes the highest this side of the Rockies) is near the top of the list of attractions here for outdoor enthusiasts. We were delighted to be selected as the model for this new service, and we hope that it will become the tool that helps create a safe and enjoyable experience for resident snowmobilers and wintertime visitors alike.”

Linda Rockwood, developer of the www.NYSnowmobileWebMap.com site and owner of Mohawk Valley GIS, approached the county more than a year ago and offered to develop the app as a pilot project.

“The timing was perfect, said Rockwood. “Oswego County wanted to include their trails in the interactive trail map website project, and we wanted to create a free app that featured the trails in one of our state’s more popular regions.”

As part of the joint promotional effort, sponsoring businesses in Oswego County were offered a discounted advertising package that includes the countywide paper trail map, web map, premium statewide and free trail apps, and GPS trail sets.

The Snowmobiling Oswego County app is available in both Apple’s appStore and Google’s Play store.