Category Archives: Fulton News

Free fishing program for kids May 17

Local author/photographer Spider Rybaak and Mike McGrath, McGrath & Associates Carp Angling Services, will conduct their popular kids fishing program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17.

The event will be at Lake Neatahwanta’s Bullhead Point (where the pier reaches out into the lake), on State Route 3 on Fulton’s west side.

Fishing tackle will be donated by Shakespeare, Cortland Line Co., SAMPO, Berkley, Alvey, Eagle Claw and Marukyu Baits. Attendees also can bring their own equipment.

Live bait also will be provided.

Students aged 16 and over must possess a valid NYS fishing license.

For more information contact Mike McGrath at 882-1549 or Spider at srybaak@yahoo.com.

New site added for annual Arts Fest

Images of sweets from Treat Me Sweet and the grandchildren of owner Diane Sokolowski at a previous Arts Fest.
Images of sweets from Treat Me Sweet and the grandchildren of owner Diane Sokolowski at a previous Arts Fest.

CNY Arts Center announced a new downtown location for the 4th annual Arts Fest, which runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14.

Included in the festival will be the Arts in the HeART Gallery at 47 S. First St., Fulton.

“We are celebrating the first anniversary of the gallery the entire month of June and felt the downtown location was perfect for our annual celebration of handmade original art,” said Nancy Fox, director.  Continue reading

Granby carnival helps Make-A-Wish

Volunteer Greg Wait looks on as Tyler Bertrand throws a ball to win a carnival game Friday night in the Granby Elementary School gymnasium. All funds raised during the event went to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York.
Volunteer Greg Wait looks on as Tyler Bertrand throws a ball to win a carnival game Friday night in the Granby Elementary School gymnasium. All funds raised during the event went to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

The Granby Elementary School community united for a charitable cause Friday May 2 as the gymnasium and cafeteria were bustling with activities during an indoor carnival.

The event, which benefited Make-A-Wish of Central New York, featured bounce houses, carnival games, a photo booth and food. Each person purchased tickets to participate in the different activities, with all money going toward making a sick child’s dream come true. Continue reading

Granby celebrates positive behaviors with special event May 2

Granby Elementary students Coleton Crouse, Denzil McCarty-Castillo, Brady Wagner and Abby Somers play a game of Candy Land during Friday’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports celebration at the school.
Granby Elementary students Coleton Crouse, Denzil McCarty-Castillo, Brady Wagner and Abby Somers play a game of Candy Land during Friday’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports celebration at the school.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Looking to recognize students for their positive behavior in the classroom, Granby Elementary School teachers and administrators held a celebration May 2  with a variety of activities for the students.

The PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) event celebrates the district’s approach to teaching, modeling, recognizing and supporting positive behaviors in school.  Continue reading

Valley Viewpoints: Step up for youth soccer

To the Editor:

Fulton Youth Soccer has started its 36 consecutive year of play.

We had some sour weather early on, but we pushed through and are off to a great start. This year we had a situation arise that we have never encountered before and I want to explain the reason for that.

Starting last year we put a cap on the number of players each team can have.  We set that number at twice the number of players on the field, plus a goalie.

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Valley Viewpoints: Pierce questions library vote

To the Editor:

The May 20 school budget vote will include a proposition regarding the Fulton Public Library.

With this proposition, the library trustees are asking to change the library to a “School District Public Library.” They are also asking voters to approve an annual budget of $350,000 a year for five years, which totals $1.75 million.

This proposition can be very misleading if not read completely before voting on it. Continue reading

Sunrise Rotarians learn benefits of massage

At a recent Sunrise Rotary meeting, Rotarian Linda Rossiter, left, introduced Donna DuBois-Taylor, a registered nurse and licensed massage therapist. DuBois-Taylor works for the Oswego County Health Department as an RN and in her Fulton business as a massage therapist. She described various methods of massage and how very important therapeutic massage can be to most people. She studied oncology massage and works on occasion with Hospice patients. She can be reached at 402-0111. The Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. each Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.
At a recent Sunrise Rotary meeting, Rotarian Linda Rossiter, left, introduced Donna DuBois-Taylor, a registered nurse and licensed massage therapist. DuBois-Taylor works for the Oswego County Health Department as an RN and in her Fulton business as a massage therapist. She described various methods of massage and how very important therapeutic massage can be to most people. She studied oncology massage and works on occasion with Hospice patients. She can be reached at 402-0111. The Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. each Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.

Historical Fulton, N.Y.

This adorable photo shows the former Falley Seminary sometime in the 1890s. According to research done by the Friends of History at the Pratt House in Fulton, the school opened in 1836 as Fulton Female Seminary and was run by the Presbyterian Church. In 1842, it allowed boys to attend and changed its name to Fulton Academy. In 1849, the Presbyterians sold it so the Methodists and it was renamed Falley Seminary after a well-to-do Fultonian, George Falley. He gave the Methodists $4,000 to buy the building. The school was at its height of glory in the 1860s. In 1869, a man named Mr. Gilmour became the principal there and remained until the school closed in 1883. His wife, Mrs. Gilmour, lived there until she died in 1901. The building was torn down in 1922. The seminar, a boarding school, was on the site of the present Education Center on Fourth Street. This photo shows some children putting on a mock wedding with the old seminary building as a backdrop.  Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.com
This adorable photo shows the former Falley Seminary sometime in the 1890s. According to research done by the Friends of History at the Pratt House in Fulton, the school opened in 1836 as Fulton Female Seminary and was run by the Presbyterian Church. In 1842, it allowed boys to attend and changed its name to Fulton Academy. In 1849, the Presbyterians sold it so the Methodists and it was renamed Falley Seminary after a well-to-do Fultonian, George Falley. He gave the Methodists $4,000 to buy the building. The school was at its height of glory in the 1860s. In 1869, a man named Mr. Gilmour became the principal there and remained until the school closed in 1883. His wife, Mrs. Gilmour, lived there until she died in 1901. The building was torn down in 1922. The seminar, a boarding school, was on the site of the present Education Center on Fourth Street. This photo shows some children putting on a mock wedding with the old seminary building as a backdrop.
Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.com