The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America formed in 1836 to promote national unity and Christian charity in Ireland.
The Fulton Division 2 Ancient Order of Hibernians was founded in 1971 and early charter members include Bud Shinnick and Charlie and Bob Callen.
The goal of the Hibernians is to promote the ideals of the people who gave their lives for the cause of Irish freedom.
Fulton’s Harold J. Flynn Division requires two traits from its members. “We are the most unique fraternal organization in the country in that you have to be both Irish or of Irish decent and be a Roman Catholic,” said Hibernian Bob Jennings, who is also the group’s public relations chairman.
Last weekend, the Friends of Section 3 Wrestling held its fourth annual banquet honoring the best wrestlers in Central New York for the 2011-2012 year.
Fulton Senior Nick Woodworth (160 pounds) was selected as the recipient for the Division One Exceptional Senior Award for this past season.
Woodworth finished his final year with a record of 34-4.
Overall, he was 107-37 for his high school career with 63 pins. He was also a two-time Section 3 champion.
Senior Tyler Button (145 pounds), senior Austyn Hayes (195 pounds) and junior Nick Tighe (126 pounds) of the Phoenix Firebirds were also honored at the Friends of Section 3 Wrestling Banquet for their outstanding accomplishments this past season.
It was likely on some rainy 1960s weekend afternoon when, hearing the pronouncement that I was bored, my mother presented me with a dog-earred copy of Reader’s Digest and then declared, “Somewhere in there, you’ll find a cure to that horrible boredom problem.”
Over-dramatically at first, I perused the publication with all the sarcastic vigor a sixth grader could muster, but soon hit upon a compelling feature called “My Most Memorable Character.” I’ve no recollection of whom the essay touted, though vividly remember it sending me in search of additional Reader’s Digest editions in order to see how other fascinating folks lived their lives.
Operation Oswego County Director L. Michael Treadwell reported to the Oswego County Legislature’s Economic Development and Planning Committee that there is a new restaurant at the Oswego County Airport.
Puddle Jumpers opened Thursday, March 1 at the facility on County Route 176.
“The Oswego County Airport is a vital gateway for Oswego County,” said Legislator Louella LeClair, chairwoman of the Oswego County Legislature’s Economic Development and Planning Committee. “By making the most of this significant asset, we will attract more recreational flight pilots as well as encourage more business travel to our county.”
Booths and exhibits from building suppliers, home repair specialists, and financial institutions will fill the Fulton War Memorial for the sixth consecutive year when the Fulton Area Home Show returns Saturday, March 31.
The free home show is an opportunity for local homeowners and potential homebuyers to get a glimpse of the many services available for buying, selling, renovating, and sprucing up a home.
The show runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and features a special guest this year. Carol Bradford will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to talk about gardening, pruning and other landscaping Ideas.
Students from the Butler Sheehan Academy of Irish Dance recently performed at Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Everson Museum in Syracuse.
The dancers will be performing Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. for the Hibernian’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Hooley held at the Fulton Polish Home.
The Hibernians will be holding their annual event from noon to 6 p.m. Other entertainment includes the Flyin’ Column from Syracuse and the Kinlough Irish dancers. Traditional Irish faire will be available.