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Chamber director honored as Girl Scouts’ Woman of Distinction

Beth Hilton, executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, was one of the Women of Distinction honored at the 100th Anniversary Gala sponsored by Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways.

The organization honored a total of 100 women, men and organizations in central New York “who inspire girls to achieve and lead,” according to NYPENN Pathways.

The event, which was held March 12 at the Syracuse OnCenter, celebrated 100 years of Girl Scouting.

“I am truly honored to receive such recognition,” Hilton said. “As a former Girl Scout as well as the mother of a pre-teen girl, it is important to me that I strive to always be a good role model simply by following many of the principles that I learned as a young woman growing up and are reinforced through the Girl Scouts as part of the Girl Scout Law.”

Hilton, an Oswego native, has served as the chamber’s executive director since May 2009. Previously, she was the general manager of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers in South Carolina.

Erika Johnson

Bodley Bulletins: March 14, 2012

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by Erika Johnson

First off, I hope everyone has enjoyed their day off to take in all of the nice weather we have been having or maybe to catch up on that hour of sleep we lost this weekend.

Spring may not have sprung quite yet, but this weather is quite deceiving! You won’t hear too many people complaining, if anyone at all!

Those loving it the most are those spring sport members. Who couldn’t ask for a better way to start off the season? Good luck to anyone still trying out for a spot!

Recently voted on by the junior class was the theme of the prom. The winner was a “Red Carpet Affair.” The prom is set for Saturday May 12 at the Landmark Theater, a perfect place for a GRB “celebrities” to make an entrance!  Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day celebration – Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward recently proclaimed Sunday, March 18 as a day of remembrance, celebration and appropriate recognition of Saint Patrick. The Ancient Order of Hibernians will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Fulton Polish Home March 18 from noon to 6 p.m. There will be music from The Flying Column Irish Show Band and entertainment from the Kinlough Academy and Butler-Sheehan Academy of Irish Dance. Pictured are Hibernians James Brannan, Dan Mahaney, Bob Jennings and Woodward (front). -Valley News photo by Nicole Reitz

Hibernians to hold annual St. Patrick’s Day party March 18

St. Patrick’s Day celebration – Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward recently proclaimed Sunday, March 18 as a day of remembrance, celebration and appropriate recognition of Saint Patrick. The Ancient Order of Hibernians will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Fulton Polish Home March 18 from noon to 6 p.m. There will be music from The Flying Column Irish Show Band and entertainment from the Kinlough Academy and Butler-Sheehan Academy of Irish Dance. Pictured are Hibernians James Brannan, Dan Mahaney, Bob Jennings and Woodward (front). -Valley News photo by Nicole Reitz

by Nicole Reitz

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.

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Fulton's Nick Woodworth received the Division One Exceptional Senior Award for this past season. Woodworth finished his final year with a record of 34-4.

Fulton, Phoenix wrestlers honored during banquet

Fulton's Nick Woodworth received the Division One Exceptional Senior Award for this past season. Woodworth finished his final year with a record of 34-4.

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.

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A remarkable Fultonian: Art Jones

by Peter Hunn

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.

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New restaurant opens at Oswego County Airport

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.”

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Bodley Bulletins: March 7, 2012

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by Erika Johnson

Tomorrow’s the big day for Quirk’s Players! The long anticipated showing of “Damn Yankees” starts at 7:30.

Can’t make it Thursday? There are three more showings. Friday and Saturday both have 7:30 p.m. showings while there will be 2 p.m. showing on Saturday as well.

Come support the cast and crew’s months of hard work! Tickets are $8 and $7 for senior citizens and children.

Last Friday was GRB’s first Jersey Shore dance. The dance was sponsored by FBLA and they had a good turnout!

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Fulton Area Home Show to be held March 31

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.

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