Ellen Kane, right, president of the Women’s Club of Fulton, presents officers of Friends of History with a donation to the museum. Receiving the check, from left to right, are: Paula Rohn, Cindy Bickford, Jean Lewis and Sue Brown.
Submitted by Oswego County BOCES
A storytelling project that began at the classroom level in each of the Fulton elementary schools culminated with a districtwide festival recently, as nearly two dozen students entertained friends and family with a variety of tales.
Divided into two groups based on grade level, the students immersed themselves in each story as they gestured and acted out tall tales, short stories, myths, legend and fables. Continue reading
By Ashley M. Casey
Like many people, Eleanor Single had never even heard of scleroderma until her daughter, Dawn Erikson, was diagnosed with the condition, a connective tissue disorder that causes scar tissue to build up and harden in the skin and other organs.
Since Dawn’s death from scleroderma complications, Single has worked to raise awareness and funds for the autoimmune disorder through the “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” walk.
This summer, the Fulton Family YMCA is bringing back the Girls Rock program.
This program is designed for tween girls to learn values and positive behaviors, in order to make positive life choices.
The girls will be given an opportunitiy to explore their unique talents and interests to help them realize their potential.
Girls will build friendships, self-esteem, confidence and leadership skills through workshops, discussion groups and fun activities.
Girls Rock will be held at the Fulton Family YMCA on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting July 8 through Aug. 21. It is for girls ages 10-13.
Each day will be interactive and fun while learning about social media, body image, nutrition and fitness. The girls will also go bowling and have an opportunity to be involved in field trips with the Fulton Y Day Camp program.
This program is free to members and Fulton Y Day Camp participaints. For fees for non-members and registration, call the Fulton Family YMCA.
Girls Rock is an extension of our Youth for Youth program that focuses on adolescent health care, positive decision making and leadership skills.
Youth 4 Youth is a community collaboration of Oswego County Opportunities, the Fulton City School District, Cayuga Community College and the Fulton Family YMCA. This program is funded through the Department of Health.
For more information or to register, call the Fulton Family YMCA at 598-9622 or stop in at 715 West Broadway, Fulton.
To stay up to date on upcoming programs and events check out our website at www.fultonymca.com or like us on facebook.
Watching a Doe and Her Fawn, by Jim Farfaglia
Ears are tops in importance.
Necks rotate with commanding range.
Eyes reflect a life in the wild.
A coat of fur carries history.
Living many years makes one wise.
Living few can lead one astray –
but a mother always knows best
and need not make a sound to say so.
In recognition of their dedication to brightening the futures of students in the Central and Northern New York regions, state Sen. Patty Ritchie has awarded 65 local educators with her Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. Continue reading
Anna Guernsey and Casey Shannon, both set to graduate next month from G. Ray Bodley High School, were awarded the Fulton Lions Club’s 2014 H. and Mary Dowd Memorial and John Scaringi scholarships respectively. Continue reading