Mary Margaret Pezzella-Pekow, executive director of Catholic Charities of Oswego County, has announced that Christine Williams has been named program coordinator for the agency’s Children’s Mental Health Services. Williams, who previously served as a parent educator in Catholic Charities, will oversee the Family Education Partnership program as well as the Community Based Mentoring, and Keeping(…)
Even though the grass is still green and the weather’s mild, members of Oswego County Opportunities’ (OCO) Nutrition Services already are planning for another winter season. Each year, businesses, organizations and community members help OCO’s Nutrition Services prepare and distribute hundreds of “Blizzard Bags” to home delivered clients throughout Oswego County. The “Blizzard Bags” program(…)
Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen recently proclaimed Nov. 15 through Dec. 24 to be Salvation Army Kettle Fund Drive Season. The proclamation noted all funds raised will be returned to Oswego County people in need throughout the year for clothing, housing assistance, groceries and hot meals from the soup kitchen each week in Oswego and Fulton.(…)
The election season is over and the holidays are upon us. I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the people of Fulton for their support during the last six years. Serving on the legislature has been a wonderful experience, one that will remain with me always. On Election Night, of course I was disappointed,(…)
I was saddened to hear that Vince Caravan, the alter ego of Etaoin Shrdlu (who wrote an occasional column for the Oswego Valley News when I worked there back in the mid-70s) passed away recently. Etaoin was unfailingly droll, like Vince — who was also an intelligent, generous and supportive mentor to me. Etaoin got(…)
The night the lights went out: How many people remember that night of the Northeast Power Failure? Mary Ann Cartner does. With her permission, I share with you now her personal account of that very scary event: “It was a dark, cold and rain-stormy night in Buffalo, New York on November 9, 1965. I was(…)
A-choo! A-choo! And may God Bless You! The sneeze – that sudden outburst from within that lets everyone around know that you are alive and well. “Where,” you may sometimes wonder, “did that come from?” My dictionaries are for the most part in agreement as to the definition of “sneeze.” From Webster’s Scholastic Dictionary: “To(…)
A story in the Nov. 13 issue of The Valley News about the Fulton girls’ junior varsity soccer team had the incorrect first name of the coach. The coach’s name is Marge Malette, not Mike Malette. We regret the error.