The Fulton Shirts ‘n Skirts Square Dancing Club celebrated its 60th anniversary with a special dinner and dance last weekend. The group had a dinner at Springside at Seneca Hill April 26 and enjoyed an afternoon of dancing April 27 at the Fulton Municipal building.
The dance was open to its 70 club members and visiting square dancers from across the region. Shirts ‘n Skirts square dance every Friday in the community room at the Fulton Municipal Building.
For more information, search Fulton Shirts ‘n Skirts on Facebook. Club members said square dancing means “fun, socializing with good people, laughter, smiles, good times and good food and exercise.”
Editor’s note: This is the eighth installment of stories about Fulton Families. The monthly series will tell the stories of families that have either lived in Fulton for ages or perhaps only a short while — but the common bond will be they love the city and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. If you know of a family we should highlight, please email Ashley M. Casey, Valley News assistant editor, at email@example.com.
By Ashley M. Casey
It began with a cow.
Elon K. Rowlee and his bride, Gertrude Candee, received the small cow from Elon’s parents as a wedding present in 1917. Four years later, that cow inspired the start of the Fulton Dairy Farms Co., which lasted more than four decades. Continue reading
By Ashley M. Casey
Beth Hilton abruptly resigned her position as executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce effective April 29. The board of directors has appointed Nate Emmons as interim executive director.
Emmons, of Oswego, previously served as the Chamber’s operations coordinator until about two months ago. He and his wife, Lisa, own the Mother Earth Baby boutique in Oswego.
Emmons could not provide any details about Hilton’s sudden resignation. Hilton had served as executive director since 2009.
“I don’t know the circumstances around it. I wasn’t made privy to anything surrounding her departure,” Emmons told The Valley News.
Emmons said he left his previous job with the Chamber two months ago to focus on opening a second location of Mother Earth Baby in Watertown.
Now that the store’s second location is running smoothly, the board of directors contacted him to take Hilton’s place while they search for a permanent executive director. Emmons could not provide a timeline or any details on the board’s search.
“I enjoy the Chamber. I believe in the Chamber’s mission and the board thought I could advance that mission. I’ll try to make that happen,” Emmons said. “I’m here to do the absolute best job I can for the Chamber, its members and the community. I can’t be concerned with anything else right now.”
The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce recently moved to 106 W. Utica St. in Oswego and also has an office at 12 Canalview Mall in Fulton.
Before becoming chamber executive director, Hilton taught a class for University of Phoenix, was general manager of Tanger Factory Outlets, marketing director for the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce and director of sales and marketing for the Wisp Mountain Resort/Hotel.
A brief item that ran last week about a chicken and biscuit dinner set for today (May 3) at the Little Utica United Methodist Church.
After publication of the newspaper, church officials called to say the dinner had been canceled. So there will be no chicken and biscuit dinner today at Little Utica United Methodist Church. Continue reading
The candidates have been announced for school board elections in Fulton and Oswego and for the Fulton Public Library board of trustees.
FULTON: Four seats are open. Running are:
Incumbent Barbara Hubbard, Timothy Crandell, incumbent David Cordone, Pamela Parker and Robert Briggs.
The four persons receiving the most votes during the May 20 election will serve three-year terms beginning in July.
Voters will also select the Fulton Public Library’s board of trustees. Seven seats are open and there are nine candidates:
Kelly Nickerson, Thomas Brown, Nicole Baldwin, Carolyn Mosier, Robert Vayner, Patricia Kush, Ellen Himes, LaVerne DeLand and Dennis Casey.
OSWEGO: Three seats open. Five persons are running. They are:
Thomas Dehm, incumbent John Dunsmoor, Brian Haessig, incumbent Michael McLaughlin and incumbent Samuel Tripp.
The three persons receiving the most votes during the May 20 election will serve three-year terms beginning in July.