Category Archives: Fulton News

OCO summer food service brings healthy meals to kids

Oswego County Opportunities is participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this year, said Bridget Dolbear, OCO program services coordinator.

The program provides free meals to children when school is out for the summer. It is funded through the state Education Department.

Meals will be available at the following sites and times. Orders for meals are placed the day before: Continue reading

Shineman Foundation helps Hulett Park

Partnership at Hulett Park. From left to right: Kelley Weaver, Bob Weston, David Guyer, Fred Cavalier (in back) from Friends of Fulton Parks, Lauren Pistell from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, Parks Superintendent Barry Ostrander, First Ward Councilor Jim Myers.
Partnership at Hulett Park. From left to right: Kelley Weaver, Bob Weston, David Guyer, Fred Cavalier (in back) from Friends of Fulton Parks, Lauren Pistell from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, Parks Superintendent Barry Ostrander, First Ward Councilor Jim Myers.

Hulett Park in Fulton will have beautiful new playground equipment for the children to play on thanks to the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.

The foundation recently awarded the Friends of Fulton Parks a $16,000 grant to assist in the purchase of new playground equipment for Hulett Park. Continue reading

Bodley graduate receives Friends of History Award

The Friends of History Award for 2014 was awarded to Anthony Semeraro,right, by Karen O’Brien, left, of the Friends of History. Semeraro is a graduating senior from G. Ray Bodley High School and is an excellent musician who has volunteered to play at many local community events. He is an Advanced Placement student in U.S. history, chemistry, microeconomics and macroeconomics as well as a member of the National Honor Society. Semeraro will attend Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall majoring in chemical engineering with a goal of working in green technology. Semerro is a lifelong resident of Fulton.
The Friends of History Award for 2014 was awarded to Anthony Semeraro,right, by Karen O’Brien, left, of the Friends of History. Semeraro is a graduating senior from G. Ray Bodley High School and is an excellent musician who has volunteered to play at many local community events. He is an Advanced Placement student in U.S. history, chemistry, microeconomics and macroeconomics as well as a member of the National Honor Society. Semeraro will attend Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall majoring in chemical engineering with a goal of working in green technology. Semerro is a lifelong resident of Fulton.

Ralph J. Plata, Sealright retiree, former Polish Home member

Ralph J. Plata, 89, of Fulton, died Friday June 27 at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton.

Mr. Plata was born in Oswego, NY to the late Joseph and Mary (Kruppa) Plata.

He retired from Sealright Co., Fulton after several years working as a machine operator.

He was a past communicant of Holy Family Church, Fulton. Mr. Plata was a past member of the Fulton Polish Home.

He was pre-deceased by his wife Charlotte Plata in 2009.

Mr. Plata is survived by his children,  Thomas Plata of NC, Tamara (Tony) Santiago of CA; brother, Frank Plata of Oswego, and sister Azelyn Alfiere of Syracuse; NY and two grandchildren, Nicole Plata and Christian Plata, both of WI; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held noon Thursday July 3 at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. Robert Stephenson officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours will be conducted 11 am. to noon Thursday July 3 at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.