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Robert “Bobby” Sawyer, BOCES graduate, worked at Oswego Industries

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Robert M. “Bobby” Sawyer, 52, passed away Saturday, July 19 at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Oswego, the son of Beverly Guernsey and the late Harold L. Sawyer. He was a life resident of Volney.

Bobby was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. He attended BOCES School for Exceptional Children and graduated in 1982. He then worked at Oswego Industries for about 23 years.

The past few years, Bobby had been a resident of Rowlee Group Home in Fulton, where he enjoyed life to the fullest with all of his friends and wonderful caretakers.

Bobby is survived by his mother; a brother, Brian Sawyer and sister-in-law Ann (Grela) Sawyer; his two beloved nieces, Cali and Paige Sawyer; his favorite cousins, Beverly and Walter Roach and Barbara and Don Myers.

Calling hours were Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Funeral services and burial will be private.

Contributions in Bobby’s memory may be made to ARC of Oswego County, 7 Morrill Place, Fulton, 13069.

Oswego school district raises money for United Way’s ‘Stuff-A-Bus’ Campaign

Jennifer and Doug Hauser display the gift basket they won as part of the Oswego City School District’s kickoff for the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Stuff-A-Bus Chairperson Jo Ann Conzone, left, organized a number of events for school district employees, such as jeans day and the drawing for the Buccaneer basket.  Working in collaboration with United Way of Greater Oswego County, other area school districts, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.
Jennifer and Doug Hauser display the gift basket they won as part of the Oswego City School District’s kickoff for the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Stuff-A-Bus Chairperson Jo Ann Conzone, left, organized a number of events for school district employees, such as jeans day and the drawing for the Buccaneer basket. Working in collaboration with United Way of Greater Oswego County, other area school districts, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

Members of the Oswego County Teachers Association, the Civil Service Employees Association and the Oswego City School District have announced that the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign in underway.  Continue reading

Fulton boy has lead in Great Rope play

Jonathan (Griffin Marriner) receives important instruction from his father James (Matthew Soffietti) while his mother Alice (Alyssa Otoski) looks on in this rehearsal for The Great Rope play, for one performance only 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Fort Ontario Parade Grounds. Tickets are available at river’s end bookstore, Man in the Moon Candies, Arts in the HeART Gallery in Fulton, H. Lee White Marine Museum and Fort Ontario Historic Site. For more information, visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, fortontario.com or CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
Jonathan (Griffin Marriner) receives important instruction from his father James (Matthew Soffietti) while his mother Alice (Alyssa Otoski) looks on in this rehearsal for The Great Rope play, for one performance only 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Fort Ontario Parade Grounds. Tickets are available at river’s end bookstore, Man in the Moon Candies, Arts in the HeART Gallery in Fulton, H. Lee White Marine Museum and Fort Ontario Historic Site. For more information, visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, fortontario.com or CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

Rosemary Nesbitt was all about children.

She was a master storyteller, turned classic literature into plays for the stage and enchanted generations. Her legacy lives on in her play “The Great Rope,” about a 12-year-old boy named Jonathan.  Continue reading

Donkey saga continues in Oswego County

By Debra J. Groom

A legal case involving Oswego County, three sheriff’s deputies, four Granby residents and four donkeys may have reached a settlement.

The Oswego County Legislature recently authorized Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner to execute a settlement in a case brought by Henry and Betty Suhr, Paul White and Darlene Franke against the county and three Oswego County sheriff’s deputies.

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Lake Neatahwanta: Making kids’ fishing dreams come true

Marshall Kise, an instructor for McGrath and Associates Carp Angling Services, wading in Lake Neatahwanta while giving lessons in Tenkara, a fly-fishing technique developed in Japan.
Marshall Kise, an instructor for McGrath and Associates Carp Angling Services, wading in Lake Neatahwanta while giving lessons in Tenkara, a fly-fishing technique developed in Japan.

Submitted by Spider Rybaak

From the shoreline, Lake Neatahwanta in Fulton looks like it’s in bad shape.

A slick of blue green algae reaches out from the bank like an undulating coat of cracked paint. The smell is awful.  Continue reading