Category Archives: Fulton News

Residents celebrate obtaining GEDs

A celebration was held Wednesday at the Fulton Education Center for people who were obtaining their high school equivalency GEDs (General Education Development) diplomas from the Fulton Adult Literacy Program. From left are Geri Geitner, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; Renae Vehrs, GED program instructor; graduate Steve Terpening, Hannibal; graduate Rebecca Fink, Oswego; Marilyn Boucher, instructor; graduate Tina Fink, Oswego and Fulton School District Superintendent William Lynch.
A celebration was held Wednesday at the Fulton Education Center for people who were obtaining their high school equivalency GEDs (General Education Development) diplomas from the Fulton Adult Literacy Program. From left are Geri Geitner, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; Renae Vehrs, GED program instructor; graduate Steve Terpening, Hannibal; graduate Rebecca Fink, Oswego; Marilyn Boucher, instructor; graduate Tina Fink, Oswego and Fulton School District Superintendent William Lynch.
Steve Terpening of Hannibal received the Ann Acquaviva-Nasca Award for Accomplishment during the GED ceremony for the Fulton Adult Literacy Program held Wednesday in the Education Center in Fulton. With Terpening are Geri Geitner, left, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; instructor Renae Vehrs and instructor Marilyn Boucher.
Steve Terpening of Hannibal received the Ann Acquaviva-Nasca Award for Accomplishment during the GED ceremony for the Fulton Adult Literacy Program held Wednesday in the Education Center in Fulton. With Terpening are Geri Geitner, left, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; instructor Renae Vehrs and instructor Marilyn Boucher.

Both Valley News photos by Debra J. Groom

It’s farmers market time!

Shayla Harris, right, of Halstead’s Harvest in Wolcott, waits on a customer at the Fulton Farmers’ Market last Saturday. As more and more fresh fruits and vegetables start popping out of the ground, these delectable delights will be popping up at area farmers’ markets. There are a number of them in Oswego County with numerous vendors selling all types of foods and plants. Oswego County markets are: Fulton, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Canalview Plaza; Volney, 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Route 3 near the town hall; Pulaski, 4 to 8 p.m., Fridays, South Park off Main Street; Oswego, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, West First Street between Bridge and Oneida streets; New Haven, 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, town hall Route 104; Phoenix, 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Three Rivers Plaza; Lacona, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, corner of Maple and Harwood drives, Lacona; Hillside, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, State Route 3, west of Pulaski. Valley News photo by Debra J. Groom
Shayla Harris, right, of Halstead’s Harvest in Wolcott, waits on a customer at the Fulton Farmers Market last Saturday. As more and more fresh fruits and vegetables start popping out of the ground, these delectable delights will be popping up at area farmers markets. There are a number of them in Oswego County with numerous vendors selling all types of foods and plants. Oswego County markets are: Fulton, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Canalview Plaza; Volney, 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Route 3 near the town hall; Pulaski, 4 to 8 p.m., Fridays, South Park off Main Street; Oswego, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, West First Street between Bridge and Oneida streets; New Haven, 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, town hall Route 104; Phoenix, 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Three Rivers Plaza; Lacona, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, corner of Maple and Harwood drives, Lacona; Hillside, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, State Route 3, west of Pulaski.
Valley News photo by Debra J. Groom

Committee mulls how to keep transfer stations open

By Debra J. Groom

The proposal to close four of five transfer stations in Oswego County has become quite the heated topic.

A new committee has been formed to come up with ways to possibly keep the transfer stations open. A petition against the closure is making the rounds on Facebook. Letters to the editor are coming into newspaper offices. Residents are discussing the issue on social media.

“Everything’s open — everything’s on the table,” county legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner, R-New Haven, said at the start of the first meeting Tuesday of the Transfer Station Advisory Committee. Continue reading

Tire Amnesty Day Saturday, June 14

Don’t forget.

If you’ve got old junk tires to get rid of then Saturday is your day. It’s the second of two Tire Amnesty Days in Oswego County.

Normal tire disposal fees will be waived for people bringing tires to the county transfer stations from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday June 14.

The event is sponsored by state Sen. Patty Ritchie and the Oswego County Legislature to allow residents to safely dispose of unwanted tires and reduce mosquito-breeding habitats.

Oswego County transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers are located at Bristol Hill, 3125 NYS Route 3, Volney; 1167 County Route 7, Hannibal; 1391 U.S. Route 11, Hastings; 700 E. Seneca St., Oswego; and 100 County Route 2A, Pulaski.

“I’m pleased to once again partner with Oswego County to host these free tire disposal events and help residents take the necessary precautions to reduce the risks associated with exposure to mosquitoes,” Ritchie said.

Frank Visser, Oswego County Solid Waste Director, said the county will accept up to eight tires per household at no charge to Oswego County residents. Additional tires will be accepted but they must be weighed in on the transfer station scales. There will be a $10 minimum fee for additional tires. Tractor tires must be cut into quarters.

For more information, call the Department of Solid Waste at 591-9200, or visit http://www.oswegocounty.com/dsw/index.html.

For more information on preventing the spread of EEE, West Nile, and other diseases carried by mosquitoes, visit http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/west_nile_virus/.

 

 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Little Utica United Methodist Church will host a free senior luncheon in the church parlor from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.

This will be an opportunity for community members age 55 and older to have lunch and socialize with their neighbors. 

The menu will include hot dogs, hamburgers and other picnic fare. A variety of desserts along with, punch, milk, tea and coffee will be served.

Little Utica United Methodist Church is located on Lamson Road, heading west off Route 48, just past the intersection of Lamson Road and East Mud Lake Road. 

For more information, call the church at 315-678-2270 or visit the church’s website at littleuticaumc.org or their Facebook page. Continue reading

News in Brief

Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen and members of the Common Council have announced the City of Oswego Council meetings and Committee meetings are now available for viewing on the day following the meeting date, on the link to our YouTube channel.

Go to youtube.com/channel/UCjp9sVSSFncexdl9vFNwqCQ

 The public can now go to that link and watch tapings of both the committee and council meetings. They can also do a YouTube channel search for “City of Oswego”  and the meetings will show up in this search as well.

Live broadcasts of the meetings are still being arranged through Time Warner Cable, and as soon as they are available, we will make that announcement.

If you have any questions, call the mayor’s office at 342-8136. Continue reading

Granby Elementary take part in districtwide PBIS celebration

Students at Granby Elementary in the Fulton district participated in a district-wide PBIS celebration May 2. Third- and fourth-graders worked together to build a large tower of speed stacks. The sport of cup stacking utilizes both the right and left side of the brain, and helps to improve student’s hand-eye coordination, concentration and creativity as they learn the different stack patterns. This fine and gross motor development carries over to the classroom. The activity was designed to foster and encourage cooperation among students. Pictured in back from left are Anthony Gilmore, Ethan Demars, Aiden Scarringi, Tyler Hall, Riley Thompson and Tate Tucker. Middle: Gary Witkowski, Dayton Sievers, Emily Treneer, Marissa Peterson, Hannah Marvin and Giselle Campbell. Front: Frankie Brockway Jr., Anthony Velez and Emily Brown.
Students at Granby Elementary in the Fulton district participated in a district-wide PBIS celebration May 2. Third- and fourth-graders worked together to build a large tower of speed stacks. The sport of cup stacking utilizes both the right and left side of the brain, and helps to improve student’s hand-eye coordination, concentration and creativity as they learn the different stack patterns. This fine and gross motor development carries over to the classroom. The activity was designed to foster and encourage cooperation among students. Pictured in back from left are Anthony Gilmore, Ethan Demars, Aiden Scarringi, Tyler Hall, Riley Thompson and Tate Tucker. Middle: Gary Witkowski, Dayton Sievers, Emily Treneer, Marissa Peterson, Hannah Marvin and Giselle Campbell. Front: Frankie Brockway Jr., Anthony Velez and Emily Brown.