Category Archives: Fulton News

Rotarians hear from business planner

Jeff Grimshaw, a former member of the Fulton Noon Rotary Club when he was director of the Fulton Family YMCA, was introduced by Rotarian Nancy Kush Ellis at a recent meeting. Grimshaw now is director of the SUNY Office of Business and Community Relations and has a staff of nine people who assist him in caring for the RSVP  program, Leadership Oswego County, Workforce Development and THRIVE. Grimshaw discussed the THRIVE program with the Rotarians. He said the present economic growth model of providing Payments in Lieu of Taxes to entice companies to come to an area is no longer working. He said “The Rain Forest,” by Hwang and Horowitt, outlines another concept of how communities can help themselves prosper and grow by using the resources available to them today. Grimshaw wants to hear from community members on “building a stronger community.” Go to oswego.edu/thrive and click on “Take our Rainforest Scorecard Survey.” The “Rain Forest” theory shows how any community in this country has the necessary business and industries active in their given area. Local businesses need to grow, create new products, hire new employees, remain part of their community and grow without excessive government help, according to the theory.
Jeff Grimshaw, a former member of the Fulton Noon Rotary Club when he was director of the Fulton Family YMCA, was introduced by Rotarian Nancy Kush Ellis at a recent meeting. Grimshaw now is director of the SUNY Office of Business and Community Relations and has a staff of nine people who assist him in caring for the RSVP program, Leadership Oswego County, Workforce Development and THRIVE. Grimshaw discussed the THRIVE program with the Rotarians. He said the present economic growth model of providing Payments in Lieu of Taxes to entice companies to come to an area is no longer working. He said “The Rain Forest,” by Hwang and Horowitt, outlines another concept of how communities can help themselves prosper and grow by using the resources available to them today. Grimshaw wants to hear from community members on “building a stronger community.” Go to oswego.edu/thrive and click on “Take our Rainforest Scorecard Survey.” The “Rain Forest” theory shows how any community in this country has the necessary business and industries active in their given area. Local businesses need to grow, create new products, hire new employees, remain part of their community and grow without excessive government help, according to the theory.

Hospital benefits from local quilts

Project Linus is a national organization that makes and distributes homemade blankets to children who have had a traumatic experience or illness. This year, a group including retired teachers from Hannibal, along with their friends and the Confirmation Class from Holy Trinity Church in Fulton, were able to complete more than 40 quilts over the course of two days. The quilts will be distributed in Oswego and Onondaga counties, with the majority going to Golisano Children’s Hospital. Shown left to right are: Jacob Bailey, Spencer Vono, Linda Farden, Veronica LaBarge, Karen Lupa, Karen Fadden, Jean Niver, Jeanette Peterson, Irene Caruana and Debbie Henderson.
Project Linus is a national organization that makes and distributes homemade blankets to children who have had a traumatic experience or illness. This year, a group including retired teachers from Hannibal, along with their friends and the Confirmation Class from Holy Trinity Church in Fulton, were able to complete more than 40 quilts over the course of two days. The quilts will be distributed in Oswego and Onondaga counties, with the majority going to Golisano Children’s Hospital. Shown left to right are: Jacob Bailey, Spencer Vono, Linda Farden, Veronica LaBarge, Karen Lupa, Karen Fadden, Jean Niver, Jeanette Peterson, Irene Caruana and Debbie Henderson.

Students learn local government ropes

Erin Waloven, seventh-grader at Fulton Junior High, sitting in the desk of Oswego County Legislator Daniel Farfaglia, D-Fulton, during Government Day at the Oswego County Legislature.

Erin Waloven, seventh-grader at Fulton Junior High, sitting in the desk of Oswego County Legislator Daniel Farfaglia, D-Fulton, during Government Day at the Oswego County Legislature.

The Oswego County Legislature and the Volney Town Board hosted local seventh-graders during Government Day.

The day is celebrated each year to allow students the chance to see how real government bodies work.  Continue reading

Bodley chorus performs in Boston

Members of the G. Ray Bodley chorus under the direction of Thomas Nami, and the G. Ray Bodley Orchestra, under the direction Anna Edele, traveled to Boston on the weekend of April 25-27 to perform and see some of the sights in Boston. Students are pictured after their performance at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, the same hospital where injured participants of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 were treated. During the course of three days, students visited the Boston Aquarium, Quincy Market, Hard Rock Café and went on a Duck Tour. Students also went to performances of the Blue Man Group and Shear Madness, in addition to participating in a cash hunt in and around the Boston area and visiting Fenway Park. Before returning to Fulton, students stopped at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.
Members of the G. Ray Bodley chorus under the direction of Thomas Nami, and the G. Ray Bodley Orchestra, under the direction Anna Edele, traveled to Boston on the weekend of April 25-27 to perform and see some of the sights in Boston. Students are pictured after their performance at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, the same hospital where injured participants of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 were treated. During the course of three days, students visited the Boston Aquarium, Quincy Market, Hard Rock Café and went on a Duck Tour. Students also went to performances of the Blue Man Group and Shear Madness, in addition to participating in a cash hunt in and around the Boston area and visiting Fenway Park. Before returning to Fulton, students stopped at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.

Journalist group seeks scholarship applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award given each year by the Professional Journalists and Communicators (PJC) of Oswego County. 

Graduating high school seniors throughout the county who are planning to continue their education in a communications-related field are invited to apply for the $500 prize. Continue reading

Native American author Joseph Bruchac visits Lanigan students

Author Joseph Bruchac and his son Jesse visited Lanigan Elementary School on May 7. Pictured in back from left are Library Media Specialist Jessica Somers, Jesse Bruchac and Joseph Bruchac. In front are students Emma Green, Tanner Tetro, Olivia Saunderson and Tyler LaDue.
Author Joseph Bruchac and his son Jesse visited Lanigan Elementary School on May 7. Pictured in back from left are Library Media Specialist Jessica Somers, Jesse Bruchac and Joseph Bruchac. In front are students Emma Green, Tanner Tetro, Olivia Saunderson and Tyler LaDue.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Lanigan Elementary warmly welcomed author Joseph Bruchac during a recent visit.

Students in fourth grade read several of Bruchac’s books in anticipation of his appearance, and also created posters on those books to decorate the library’s hallway. Continue reading

World Book Night spreads love of reading

Bill Reilly, river’s end bookstore owner Meg Henderson, Literacy Volunteers Coordinator Beth Kazel and Mindy Reilly are pictured at the river’s end bookstore during the book distribution on April 16.
Bill Reilly, river’s end bookstore owner Meg Henderson, Literacy Volunteers Coordinator Beth Kazel and Mindy Reilly are pictured at the river’s end bookstore during the book distribution on April 16.

Oswego County Opportunities’ Education Services programs participated in the third World Book Night U.S. on April 23.

The event is held to help spread the love of reading. World Book Night promotes reading by providing free books to light or non-readers.   Continue reading