Category Archives: Fulton News

Fulton Bike Rodeo returns May 31

By Ashley M. Casey

The annual Fulton Bike Rodeo, sponsored by the Fulton Police Department, will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 31 at the Fulton Community Center.

The long-running event, which is geared toward children, features a bicycle obstacle course, bounce house and a bicycle giveaway for kids in need.

The city of Fulton is donating abandoned bikes to be sold as scrap metal to benefit the Bike Rodeo. Oswego Health, Dunkin Donuts and the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County are also sponsors. Continue reading

Fulton mayor says Aldi project still a go

By Ashley M. Casey

Mayor Ron Woodward dispelled rumors that Aldi’s plan to develop the former Nestlé property on Fourth and Fay streets had fallen through at the May 6 meeting of the Fulton Common Council. Demolition activity at the site has ceased to allow for asbestos abatement in the buildings.

Ralph Stacy Jr. of the city’s planning commission addressed the mayor and the council during the public forum, saying that several people had approached him after hearing that Aldi’s proposal was “in jeopardy.”

“People have noticed that the demo activity has halted at the plant and people are concerned and they want to know what’s going on,” Stacy said. Continue reading

Mental health expo today at War Memorial

Catholic Charities is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday May 10 (today) at the Fulton War Memorial.

Mary-Margaret Pezella Pekow of Catholic Charities said the event is free and open to the public.

“We wanted to host this event to educate, fight stigma and improve awareness of mental health topics and services in our county,” she said. “There will be representatives from Oswego County service providers at the event to give out information and educate the public on services that are available in our county.”

Catholic Charities was founded in 1930 and has expanded its agency with many programs and services that have touched thousands of children, families and individuals throughout Oswego County.

Generous gifts and donations to Catholic Charities have supported more than 160,000 children, woman and men in need.

For more information, contact Mary-Margaret Pezella-Pekow at mmpekow@ccoswego.com or 598-3980.

News in Brief

The Oswego-Fulton chamber of Commerce is putting on “A Night of the Stars” from 6 to 8 p.m. May 12 in the Sheldon Ballroom at SUNY Oswego.

Tickets are $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-chamber members. They are available on the chamber website at www.oswegofultonchamber.com under the events tab.

The event is a celebration of small businesses as a kick off to Small business Week.

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New business opens in Fulton

Paul Cooper and Sam Trepasso have dreamed for more than 20 years of opening a business and now they have — “Dingles.” Standing from left to right: Second Ward Councilman/Council President Dan Knopp, Dingles owner Paul Cooper, Dingles owner Sam Trepasso and Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. Cooper and Trepasso are located at Bullhead Point right next to Shannon’s Hotdogs truck (owned by Crystal English). Hours are daily 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Owner Cooper said the business would be running specials and joining Shannon’s Hotdogs with some special events. The name “Dingles” came from a historic bait shop and boat livery they went to as kids on the lake. For more information, call Paul Cooper at 529-5934.
Paul Cooper and Sam Trepasso have dreamed for more than 20 years of opening a business and now they have — “Dingles.” Standing from left to right: Second Ward Councilman/Council President Dan Knopp, Dingles owner Paul Cooper, Dingles owner Sam Trepasso and Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. Cooper and Trepasso are located at Bullhead Point right next to Shannon’s Hotdogs truck (owned by Crystal English). Hours are daily 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Owner Cooper said the business would be running specials and joining Shannon’s Hotdogs with some special events. The name “Dingles” came from a historic bait shop and boat livery they went to as kids on the lake. For more information, call Paul Cooper at 529-5934.

N&N Studio of Dance to hold recital May 16-17

N&N Studio of Dance presents their second annual recital, “Can’t Hold Us Down,” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, and 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton.

Fulton varsity baseball losing streak continues

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity baseball team lost its last three games and now have a 1-10 overall record.

On April 24, Christian Brothers Academy knocked off Fulton, 14-4. The Red Raiders fell to county foe, Oswego, 11-5 on April 26. Bishop Ludden topped Fulton, 9-1 on May 2.

CBA jumped out to a 1-0 lead over Fulton during the first inning of their game and the second inning was scoreless. Then CBA added its lead, scoring five unanswered runs during the third inning to take a 6-0 lead. Continue reading

Fulton boys’ lacrosse beats Cortland, Whitesboro

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys’ varsity lacrosse team lost 4 of its first 6 games of the season.

On March 28, East Syracuse Minoa slipped past Fulton, 8-7. New Hartford knocked off the Red Raiders 10-6 April 1.

On April 3, Fulton topped Cortland, 11-6 for its first win of the season. Westhill cruised past the Red Raiders 8-2 April 5.

On April 8, Fulton rolled past Whitesboro 12-6. Jamesville-DeWitt came away with an impressive 15-4 win over the Red Raiders April 10.

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