Karrie Damm, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County (CAC), recently welcomed Jeremy Fadden, Dena Martin and Suzanne Hoefer as new members to the agency’s board of directors. Continue reading
“Keeping Kids Safe” is the theme of a special event for the communities of Fulton, Oswego, and surrounding cities and towns, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 31.
The event, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 64 Gillespie Road, Fulton, will include parents, caregivers and teens who will learn how stay safe from sexual abuse and predators. Continue reading
By Debra J. Groom
Oswego County residents have been calling their county legislators in the last week since they discovered the county is looking at the possibility of closing four of five transfer stations at the end of 2015.
Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner, R-New Haven, said some people are misinformed on what the legislature is actually doing. Continue reading
By Julia Ludington
The student body here at G. Ray Bodley has thought up a creative addition to our busy mornings.
Students have collaborated on a project called “GRB News.” Each morning during Guided Study Hall, a video clip is shown featuring events going on at the high school, the weather, and sports among many other topics.
The students have done a great job so far, as last week was the first round of showings. GRB News also has its very own Twitter page with announcements, and can be found at @GRBNews. Check it out! Continue reading
Shirley A. McGinley, 81, of Fulton, passed away Thursday, May 8 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.
A native of Palermo, she was a life resident of the Fulton-Hannibal area. Shirley had worked as a home health aide for Pontiac Nursing Home in Oswego and in private duty health care.
She loved to cook and bake and was well known for her homemade donughuts and mac & cheese.
Shirley was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed country music, crocheting and ceramics.
She was predeceased by two daughters, Veronica McGinley and Gloria Donahue; a grandson, Larry McGinley; parents, Arlo and Faith Deyo; a brother, Ronald Deyo; companion, Carl VanLinder and former husband, Frederick McGinley.
Surviving are her children, Audrey (Tom) Reynolds of Au Sable Forks, Thomas (Miss Billie Sanders) McGinley of Sterling, Jenninge Berrus of Hannibal, Robert (Kathy) McGinley of Sterling, Roberta (Raymond Moody) McGinley of Savannah, Colleen (Doug) Trautlof of Tacoma, WA and Karen (Scott Simpkins) Lange of Hannibal; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald Deyo of OK; sisters, Pat LaPointe of FL, Marge Altman of SC and Elaine Cary of Jamesville; son-in-law, Duane Donahue of Fulton; many nieces and nephews as well as her friends at the Mill Apartments in Fulton.
Calling hours are from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 (today) at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with services immediately following at 2 p.m.
Burial will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to a favorite charity.
The 33rd annual Fulton Memorial Day Salute celebration on Saturday, May 24 will be held at the Fulton Community Center on West Broadway.
As in the past years, the event will feature the biggest and the best Saturday morning parade, local music groups, a great food court, drinks, rides and fireworks. All entertainment is offered free to the public.
The theme is “SHOWING GRATITUDE TO OUR VETERANS.” Jim Weinhold, honored 2014 Veteran of the Year, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the Saturday parade.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will feature about 10 bands, including the City of Syracuse Highland Pipe Band, The Central New York Fire and Police Band, The Island Band, the Central Square Middle School Marching Band, The Original Yanks Drum & Bugle Corp and Naples High School Marching Band.
At noon, parade bands will be featured in the Community Center on the Fulton Savings Bank Stage. Awards will be given for winning parade entries.
At 2 p.m., on the Fulton Savings Bank Stage, CNY Arts Center will entertain children and adults alike with a talent show. At 4, Brass Exchange, a high energy horn band, will round out a not-to-be missed Saturday afternoon. At 7, Memorial Day Salute presents “The Custom Taylor Band,” Central New York’s premier Top 40 country music band, on our stage. The evening concludes with fireworks over the lake at 9:30.