Category Archives: Fulton News

LaBoda joins Sunrise Rotary

Lennie LaBoda was recently inducted as the newest member of the Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club.  LaBoda is retired from First Niagara Bank. Pictured are President Dennis Goss, LaBoda, and fellow Rotarian and sponsor, Peggy Donnelly. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.
Lennie LaBoda was recently inducted as the newest member of the Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club. LaBoda is retired from First Niagara Bank. Pictured are President Dennis Goss, LaBoda, and fellow Rotarian and sponsor, Peggy Donnelly. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.

Two Bodley grads win theater awards

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Jacob Strauss, left, and Bradley Crofoot were honored with theater awards at the G. Ray Bodley High School graduation June 28.
Jacob Strauss, left, and Bradley Crofoot were honored with theater awards at the G. Ray Bodley High School graduation June 28.

 

 

At the G. Ray Bodley High School Commencement Ceremony held in June, theater awards were presented to two honor graduates, Jacob Strauss and Bradley Crofoot.

 

Strauss received the 2014 Quirk’s Players Directors’ Award, which is presented to a graduating senior who displays dedication to the theater program at G. Ray Bodley, sets high performance standards, inspires others to excel and serves as a role model for other members.

 

Crofoot received the 2014 William Quirk Memorial Award For Achievement in Theatre.

 

Presented in memory of William Quirk, a long-time English teacher and theater director at both Fulton High School and G. Ray Bodley High School, the Quirk Award is presented to the graduating senior who has made the greatest contribution to the theater program at Bodley during his/her high school years.

 

Both young men have participated in numerous productions with Quirk’s Players at G. Ray Bodley High School.

 

Strauss has been a dedicated member of the Quirk’s Players’ tech crew on several shows, but did appear on stage in What The Bellhop Saw and Curtains.

 

Crofoot has appeared in many plays with Quirk’s Players including Hello, Dolly!, What The Bellhop Saw, The Laramie Project and most recently, Curtains, where he was cast in the lead role as Lt. Frank Cioffi.

 

“We are extremely proud to be able to honor Jake and Brad with these awards,” said Tom Briggs, theater director at G. Ray Bodley High School.

 

“Both young men are hard workers who have served as excellent role models in the theatre program at our school.  They are mature, dependable and have helped make our productions most successful.  We thank them for their contributions and will miss them greatly next year.”

 

Strauss is joining the freshman class at SUNY Plattsburgh and Crofoot is continuing his studies at Cayuga Community College and will later transfer to SUNY Oswego.

 

Historical Fulton, NY

The Hunter Arms Co. was one of the most successful companies ever in Fulton. the company, which made double barrel hammer shotguns, began in 1889 and was in production until 1950. It merged with the L.C. Smith Gun Co. in the late 1890s and became known at Hunter Arms/L.C. Smith. Eventually, the Hunter Arms portion of the company moved to Tennessee while L.C. Smith stayed in Fulton. According to information from the Friends of History, the guns made here in Fulton were known by the elite in the shooting world. People could order the guns made any way they wanted and many became real works of art. One recently sold at auction for $202,000. John Phillip Sousa of march fame ordered one and it was so beautiful his wife had it frame to put on the wall and ha had to order another one for shooting. The L.C. Smith Collectors Association will gather for the fourth annual Hunter Arms weekend Aug. 22 and 23 in Fulton. This is a rare opportunity to not just see but to observe some of these guns made in Fulton used for trap, skeet and 5 stand competitions. Samples of various guns will be on display at the Pratt House at 177 S. First St., Fulton and shooters will compete in skeet, tap and 5-stand events Aug. 23 at the Pathfinder Fish and Game Club on Route 57. All events both days are open to the public. Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.com
The Hunter Arms Co. was one of the most successful companies ever in Fulton. the company, which made double barrel hammer shotguns, began in 1889 and was in production until 1950. It merged with the L.C. Smith Gun Co. in the late 1890s and became known at Hunter Arms/L.C. Smith. Eventually, the Hunter Arms portion of the company moved to Tennessee while L.C. Smith stayed in Fulton. According to information from the Friends of History, the guns made here in Fulton were known by the elite in the shooting world. People could order the guns made any way they wanted and many became real works of art. One recently sold at auction for $202,000. John Phillip Sousa of march fame ordered one and it was so beautiful his wife had it frame to put on the wall and ha had to order another one for shooting. The L.C. Smith Collectors Association will gather for the fourth annual Hunter Arms weekend Aug. 22 and 23 in Fulton. This is a rare opportunity to not just see but to observe some of these guns made in Fulton used for trap, skeet and 5 stand competitions. Samples of various guns will be on display at the Pratt House at 177 S. First St., Fulton and shooters will compete in skeet, tap and 5-stand events Aug. 23 at the Pathfinder Fish and Game Club on Route 57. All events both days are open to the public.
Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.comHistor

Help save the Midway Drive-In this weekend

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By Ashley M. Casey

A T-shirt sale held this weekend at the Drive-In and at Harborfest will raise money to rebuild the screen, which was destroyed in a storm earlier this month.

Owner John Nagelschmidt said members of Girl Scout Troop 10101 will assist with the fundraiser, selling T-shirts and bracelets that say “I Helped Save the Midway.”

T-shirts will be $20 and bracelets will be $2. Continue reading

Kenneth Holland, former Phoenix schools transportation supervisor

Kenneth M. Holland, of River Road,  Phoenix, died Monday July 21, 2014 in Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw, NY at the age of 63.

He was born June 16, 1951 in Buffalo, a son of the late Merton and Mary (Carroll) Holland.

He was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton and was supervisor of transportation for Phoenix Central School where he had worked for 16 years prior to retiring.

An avid hunter, he was a member of the NRA, Tuscarora Hunting Club and Pathfinder Fish & Game.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Cahill) Holland whom he married in 1981; three sons, Kenneth Holland, Jr. of Brewerton, Kelly Holland of Houston, TX, Kyle Holland of Las Vegas, NV; a daughter, Krista (Timothy) Beechler of Java Center, NY; two granddaughters, Raena and Sydney; his beloved dog, Clicker; a sister, Beth Holland of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis Holland.

A Celebration of Kenneth’s Life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday July 27, 2014 at RFH’s  Hideaway, 1058 County Route 57, Phoenix.

Memorials may be made to Scope-NY, 8316 Irish Rd., Colden, NY 14033-9777 (www.scopeny.org); Pathfinder Fish & Game Club, 116 Crescent Drive, Fulton, NY; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 (www.cancer.org).

Arrangements were completed by W. S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., 358 W. Main St., Arcade.

Online condolences may be offered at www.wsdavisfuneralhome.com.