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Fulton girls’ track looks for depth

 

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton girls’ varsity track and field team for 2014 is looking to improve this season and Coach Gary LaGrou wants all of its athletes to be ready to contribute from the start.

He also wants the Lady Raiders to improve their times and distances and become an even more challenging opponent.  His hope is to have athletes competing in some of the season ending events such as Sectional and state Qualifying Meets.

This season, Fulton has the tough task of replacing 12 seniors from last year’s team.

Led by just a few seniors, the Lady Raiders are expected to be an inexperienced team in 2014. LaGrou said the younger athletes on the team come with a lot of potential.

With most of its players competing on the varsity indoor track team this winter, Fulton was in pretty good physical condition when practices began in early March.

LaGrou said the team worked hard to develop its endurance during the first few days of practice. He said it’s important for his athletes to be on pace to be in their best physical condition during the mid to late portion of the season with the hope of being even more successful down the stretch.

LaGrou said his team still has adjustments to make, especially when it comes to competing outdoors. The climate has kept Fulton’s preparation mostly indoors.

Instead of naming captains formally, LaGrou usually allows senior athletes for each event to serve as leadership figures. He hopes his senior athletes will be a source of encouragement for younger athletes in their events.

LaGrou said Fulton will be challenged in almost every meet this season.

The Lady Raiders traveled to Cortland April 9 for a double dual meet against Cortland and Fowler. On April 16, Fulton will host a double dual meet against Chittenango and Jamesville-DeWitt and then have a double dual meet against Mexico and Homer April 30 at Mexico.

This season, Fulton will have to replace a few distance runners lost to graduation. However, the Lady Raiders will still have a number of strengths.

LaGrou said there are many impressive younger distance runners joining the team, making Fulton stronger in distance events this season.

LaGrou said the younger hurdlers who joined the team have lot of potential. The Lady Raiders are expected to have a new high jumper at one point in the season. Now, she is recovering from an injury.

LaGrou said his team will feature a few throwers from last year’s team. He’s  hopeful his throwers can build off of the experiences they had last season.

Fulton will also welcome Jessica Race back to the team at shotput following a brief hiatus. What excites LaGrou the most is the number of athletes he has and working to help all of these athletes contribute to give the team more depth for every event of a meet this season.

Fulton boys’ tennis in rebuilding year

By Rob Tetro

Fulton boys’ varsity tennis coach Matt Goodnaugh said admits that he expects the 2014 season to be somewhat of a rebuilding season.

The Red Raiders added many new players to the roster this season and aim to develop these newer players into contributors with the hope of being a .500 team by the end of the season.

The Red Raiders come into the season as a relatively inexperienced team. They will have many new players emerging into starting vacancies hit hard by graduation. Goodnaugh said he expects many of his younger players to be in starting spots at the bottom of the lineup.

Players have been encouraged throughout the school year to be physically prepared to fully participate once the first day of practice came around. Goodnaugh said many of his players were in solid physical condition when practices began in early March.

However, Goodnaugh said his players still have work to do in order to be where they want to be physically with the season just beginning. He said his team’s physical condition is about 75 percent of what he expects.

Goodnaugh also said his team will be challenged when it’s time for them to continue preparing outdoors. By the end of the season, Fulton hopes to be a team that is physically prepared to play three sets if needed.

Brad Crofoot and Jacob Strauss will serve as team captains for the Red Raiders this season. Goodnaugh points out that captains are voted upon by their teammates.

Fulton expects every event the team takes part in to be challenging.

Goodnaugh said there will be a couple of really experienced teams in the Red Raiders league that will be a step or two ahead of everyone else this season. However, there could be a significant amount of middle of the pack teams.

Fulton will also face a couple of lower tier league opponents. By season’s end, Goodnaugh hopes the Red Raiders will be in a position to play their middle of the pack league opponents competitively.

Fulton will take on a lower tier, higher tier and middle of the pack teams during the early portion of their season. Goodnaugh said these matches could set the tone for the remainder of the season.

Goodnaugh said his team will have many strengths this season. He expects his team to play as a unified and cohesive unit. Even though the Red Raiders may take a few lumps this season, Goodnaugh said his young team displays the characteristics needed to develop into a competitive team over the next few seasons.

He mentions that not only does his team have respect for one another, but they show him a lot of respect as well. They listen closely to his instruction, which already seems to have paid off for them.

As preparation for the season winds down, Goodnaugh is pleased with what his young team has been able to accomplish in practice so far.

Fulton varsity spring sports rosters

Here are the varsity spring sports rosters in the Fulton school district. Information is courtesy of the Fulton school district.

 

Baseball

Jon Cummins, junior, catcher/third base

Cody Green, sophomore, infield

Nicholas Summerville, senior, outfield/pitcher

Michael Bolster, sophomore, outfield/pticher

Charles Alton III, sophomore, infield/pitcher

Kirby LaBeef, senior, outfield

Cameron Clark, sophomore, infield/pitcher

Jeremy Langdon, senior, utility

George Lewis IV, senior, pitcher/third base

Chris Jones, junior, outfield/catcher

Jovinario Rivera, junior, outfield/catcher

Pete Ravesi, junior, pitcher/outfield

Daniel Coant, senior, pitcher/first base

Keyshon Carver, junior, outfield

Dillon Guernsey, junior, pitcher/third base

Jake Seymour,  junior, first base/outfield/pitcher

Coach: Kip Harvey

 

Softball

Mikayla Guernsey, senior, second base/pitcher

Maureen McCann, senior, catcher

Jessica Marvin, junior, infield/outfield

Caitlyn Chrisman, senior, third base/outfield

Cheyenne Laun, junior, pitcher/outfield

Kassidy Kearns, senior, shortstop

Hannah Jones, senior, outfield

Courtney Parker, senior, first base

Keisha Pierce, senior, outfield

Casey Jones, sophomore, catcher/outfield

Katelyn Ely, junior, infield/outfield

Anna Guernsey, senior, outfield

Coach: Derek Jones

 

Boys Lacrosse

Derek Ballard, junior, defense

Brandon Batstone, sophomore, goalie

RJ Borow, junior, attack

Seth Britton, senior, defense

Brett Campolieta, junior, midfield

Adam Caza, senior, attack

Seth Delisle, senior, midfield

Scott Hughes, senior, goalie

David Hursh, junior, LP

Bryce Knight, junior, attack

Matt Nelson, senior, m/a

Mark Pollock, senior, defense

Robbie Pollock, sophomore, defense

Derek Prosser, senior, midfield

Paul Reynoso, senior, midfield

Troy Richardson, senior, defense

Noah Sorbello, senior, defense

Mitch Towsley, senior, attack

Carson Vono, senior, midfield

Spencer Vono, sophomore, m/a

Shawn Walberger, junior, midfield

Kyle Ware, sophomore, midfield

Austin Wilde, sophomore, attack

Coach: Craig Halladay

 

Girls Lacrosse

Amelia Coakley, eighth grade; Jordan Coulon, eighth grade; Cassey Shannon, senior; Gina Babcock, sophomore; Domonique Lockwood, junior; Keara Paterson, seventh grade; Julia Ludington, senior; Julia Lee, senior; Isabela Gonzalez, senior; Lauren Gaido, junior; Althea Henderson, sophomore; Olivia Coakley, sophomore; Jenna Hudson, senior; Julia Velasquez, junior; Mckenna Chesbro, eighth grade; Madden Rowlee, junior; Alexis Lastra, senior; Kaylin Pafumi, sophomore.

Coach: Drew White

 

Boys Tennis

Seniors — Brad Crofoot, Carlos Feliciano, Mark Parry, Jacob Strauss; juniors — Thomas Distin, Austin Nairn, Zach Parry; sophomores — Joshua Hotaling, Benjamin McKay, Bayley Raponi, Dakota Stoutenger,  Evan Waugh; freshmen — Danny Davis, Joel Feliciano, Seith Reidy, Zach Vaccaro

Coach: Matt Goodnaugh

 

Boys Track & Field

Seniors — Conner Aldasch, Augusto Mendes Siego, Logan Carvey, Tony Paulich, James Bailey, Chance Porter, Mike Holcomb, Chase Halstead, Matt Holden, Dawson Samson, Travis Kemp, Brandon Ladd, Jimmy Martin; juniors — Bailey Lutz, Michael Lewchanin, Geoffry Michaels, Jacob Belcher,  Jacob Cuyler, Nick Reitz, Nick Kenyon, Logan Diefenbacher, Shelby Drake, Brandon Webb, Quinton Jackson, Bailey Lutz, Nick McIntyre; sophomores — Lorcan Murphy, Keegan Condon, Collin Flynn, Garet Roik, Jake LeVea, Tim Holden, Scott Littleton; freshmen — Tyler Allen, Jared Miller, Marc Benavidez, Dennis Parker, Ethan Cimino, Dan Phillips,  Matt Coleman, Canyon Raley, Kenneth Delof, Cody Rhinehart, Troy Rogers, Cameron Gray, Brandon Tice, Trey LaRock.

Coach: Joel Carroll

Girls Track & Field

Seniors — angela Paul, Elizabeth DeSantis, Laura Hamdan, Erin Hayden, Yusra Humayun; juniors — Jessica Race, Kara Bricker, Erica Pawlewicz, Karli Bricker, Breanna St. Onge, Abby Field, Hannah Stanski, Samantha Fox, Miki Iijima, Chelsea Knopp, Johnna Lamie, Makenzie Loomis; sophomores — Callie Beckwith, Keisha Brooks, Tatiana Pierce, Keysha Rojas-Polo, Amber DeStevens, Faith Ross, Victoria Eckhard, Brianna Hartle, Kristeen Hess, Shakeemah Hordge, KimIngersoll, Jenna Lee, Nicolette Lefler, Marissa LiVoti, Kendyl Lutz; freshmen — Mackenzie Phelps, Miwa Burdic, Emily Bush, Alysa Rosenbarker, Sarah Tallents, Taylor Zupancic, Hannah Halstead, Shannon Zych, Sydnie Harrington, Willow Painter; eighth grade — Meredith Grimshaw, Erin Nicholson.

Coach: Gary LaGrou

FCT holds auditions

Fulton Community Theatre will hold open auditions for its June production, “The First Time,” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 21 and 22 at Holy Trinity Church, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton.

The play “The First Time” consists of two one-act plays: “Take Five” a comedy by Westley M. Pederson, to be directed by Donald Crowe; and “Who Am I This Time?” by Christopher Sergel, based on the short story by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., to be directed by Valeri Roscoe Dedich.

No preparation is necessary for the auditions. Those auditioning will read scenes from the scripts. Entry to the building will be through the old parochial school doors on Buffalo Street. Auditions will be upstairs in the theater’s rehearsal space on the top floor of the school.

Both plays have a theatrical theme. “Take Five” take places on an opening night where the set isn’t ready, part of the cast hasn’t shown up, and a member of the audience is having a heated phone call with his wife on a phone sitting onstage. The play calls for a cast of four men and two women.

“Who Am I This Time?” tells the tale of Harry Nash, an insecure hardware store clerk who only ever really comes to life as the leading man for a local community theatre’s annual productions. When a new actress, Helene, falls in love with Harry’s stage persona, she fights to keep him from retreating back into his quiet shell. The play calls for a cast of three men and seven women.

For more information, including upcoming auditions for the season, please contact FCT at its website, www.fultoncommunitytheatre.org, or by emailing at fultoncommunitytheatre@gmail.com.

Fulton Park of the Day, Sunday April 13 — Recreation Park

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Twenty stones looking like this one are hidden in Recreation Park.

 

Find one and begin your collection of stones from the various parks in Fulton. Each day a different park will be highlighted on this Valley News website — find out what the park of the day is and go there to find a stone.

 

By April 19, folks should have collected 10 stones. Bring them to a ceremony at 4 p.m. April 22 in Recreation Park to win a small prize.

 

News in Brief

As of April 30, 2014, The Valley News will only accept classified advertisements for the Wednesday and Saturday print editions.

We will no longer publish classifieds online. To submit a classified ad, call us at 598-6397 or visit our office at 67 S. Second St., Fulton.

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The Class of 1990 from G. Ray Bodley High School 25th Reunion Planning Meeting at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at Lakeview Lanes Bar area.

All are welcome to attend.

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The H. Lee White Maritime Museum is hosting the second history lecture of the 2014 series at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

The topic will be “Battle Island, July 3, 1756: Ambush on the Oswego River.” Presented by historian Steve Wapen. The program will be held at the museum and is open to the public.

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Sterling Nature Center is having an egg dyeing event at 1 p.m. April 12.

See what colors you can get from your pantry just in time for the spring table. Go back to nature with this fun and entertaining program using natural dyes to color your eggs. Please bring your own hard-boiled eggs to dye. An adult should accompany children.

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The West Monroe Volunteer Fire Department will be having a pancake breakfast at its fire station form 8 a.m. to noon on Palm Sunday, April 13.

The menu for the breakfast will consist of pancakes, French toast, sausage, ham, eggs cooked to order, toast, tomato or orange juice, coffee, tea, hot cocoa or milk.

The West Monroe Fire Station is located on County Route 11 two-tenths of a mile north of State Route 49 in West Monroe, and can be found on the Web at
westmonroefire.org.

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The state Department of Transportation announced a number of road projects that are beginning this spring.

Two are in Oswego County. They are:

1) Route 481 over Bonstead Road and the Oneida River. The northbound and southbound bridges will receive minor rehabilitations. Work elements include pier and abutment concrete repairs, new approach slabs, new joints and thin epoxy deck overlays.

The project work will be staged, with one lane in each direction available at all times. The bridges are located on the border between Onondaga and Oswego counties.

2) Route 3 over the Oswego River (the Broadway bridge in Fulton). The last major portion of work on this project in the city of Fulton will take place during the first half of this construction season.

The new westbound bridge deck will be formed and poured, allowing for the sidewalk, rail and lighting installations.  The new bridge should be fully open to traffic and pedestrians in mid-summer.

In the meantime, one lane of traffic in each direction will be available.

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Fulton author Jim Farfaglia will be talking about his book on muck farming at two upcoming events.

The Oswego Town Historical Society will host him at its April meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday April 16 at the Oswego Town Hall, 2320 County Route 7.

He also will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday April 27 at the Volney town hall in Volney Center.

Farfaglia’s book, “OF THE EARTH,” includes interviews with muck farmers in Oswego County and explains the importance of muck farming on the area.

Both events are open to the public.

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The Granby Seniors and Friends is sponsoring a trip to Cape Cod May 19 through 23.

A meeting about the trip is scheduled for noon April 17 at the Granby Community Center. For more information, call Joann at 564-5797 or Fran at 343-2381.

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For the past 15 years, Oswego’s faithful have gathered in St. Joseph’s Church each Friday in Lent to attend the 11:30 a.m. Stations of the Cross and to participate in the 12:10 p.m. Mass.

The event offers a free luncheon in the parish center. Donations from Canale’s Restaurant, Greene’s Ale House, and Vona’s Restaurant, as well as contributions from those in attendance, create a tasty and varied menu.

Soup, sandwiches, pizza, and salad are offered, as well as beverages provided by St. Joseph’s Church.

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Pathfinder Rod and Gun Club and the National Wild Turkey Federation will host the annual Turkey Jamboree for Kids ages 9 to 16 on April 19 at the club.

From 9 to 11:30 a.m., those age 9 through 11 will attend. From noon to 3 p.m., those age 12 to 16 will attend.

There will be a virtual turkey hunt, weather permitting. Be sure to dress for outside activity.

This event is offered free to all boys and girls. For more information, call Tom at 343-4734 or LouAnn at 409-6566.

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The town Of Granby is once again planning a town of Granby Family Fun  Day to be held this summer from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  June 21.

Included in the festivities will be the recognition of a Granby citizen of the year. The town is seeking nominations from the public to receive this honor.

If you would like to nominate a deserving person or couple from the town of Granby for this tribute, send a letter of recommendation by April 30 to Granby Town Clerk, 820 County Route 8, Fulton, NY 13069.

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Lakeside Christian Ministries, a new faith-based ministry organization in the Fulton area, is hosting an Easter Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. April 20 in the community room at the Fulton Municipal Building on South First Street.

The service is open to all. There will be light refreshments, a mix of traditional and modern music, and an uplifting message.

Longtime Fulton resident Chuck Copps, one of the organizers of Lakeside Christian Ministries, is finishing up his course work this year through Rockbridge Seminary.

“As the end of my studies draws near, the time has come to put my learning into practice and serve those in need in the greater Fulton area,” he said.

Founded by Chuck, his wife, Betsy, and Jerry and Bridgette Seguin, Lakeside Christian Ministries has a mission of living as Jesus lived, loving as Jesus loved and serving as Jesus served so God may be glorified and those in need may be helped.

Lakeside Christian Ministries recently began holding weekly worship services in members’ homes on Sunday evenings. They also gather during the week to pray, share meals and strengthen their relationships with other people and with God.

Lakeside Christian Ministries has a Facebook page, LakesideCMFulton. To contact Lakeside Christian Ministries, call 806-9815 or email lakeside4jesus@gmail.com.

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A harmonica club in Fulton is looking for new mmbers.

Players can be of any ability.

If interested, call Keith Baker at 592-5608.

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The Hannibal Fire Company Auxiliary is having its breakfast buffet from 8 to 11 a.m., Sunday April 27 at the Hannibal Fire House, Oswego Street, Hannibal.

This is the last breakfast until September.

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Noah’s Christian Nursery School will be holding its spring Open House from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, May 1.

Those attending the event will have an opportunity to visit the classroom, meet the preschool teachers and tour the facilities.

Noah’s Christian Nursery School is located at 1408 State Route 176, within the Fulton First United Methodist Church. This is a non-denominational preschool, which focuses on both the spiritual and educational needs of our children. The school has morning and afternoon classes for three-year-olds and four-year-olds.

For further information, call Sheila Simpson at 592-7347 or 593-3863 (after 3 p.m.)

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is hosting a Quilt in a Day demonstration Saturday, May 10.

Patricia Knoechel, Quilt in a Day Representative, will give a demonstration on the company’s newest publication, Mystery Quilt, and Eleanor Burns’ signature patterns: Honeycomb, Christmas Tree and Wreath, Chimneys and Cornerstones. Double Four Patch, Geese in the garden, Pineapple and Nouveau Wedding Ring,

This program will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Believers Chapel, Route 3 South, Mexico. There is a $5 class fee.

For more information or to register for this workshop, call the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office of Oswego County at 963-7286, ext. 302 by Wednesday, May 7.

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The Sterling Nature Center is having a Migratory Dragonfly Short Course from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25.

This course is intended for anyone interested in dragonflies and in contributing to our growing knowledge about dragonfly migration in North America.

Whether you are a novice or a pro when it comes to dragonflies, join us for this fun and informative event to become a volunteer dragonfly monitor and help us explore the amazing but understudied phenomenon of dragonfly migration.

Go to events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e93pfn6of558033d&llr=tnjebhdab for more information and to register.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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The Holy Week services have been announced for the Pennellville United Methodist Church, 389 County Route 54, Pennellville:

Palm Sunday, 11 a.m. Sunday, April 13.

Good Friday, 7 p.m. Friday April 18.

Easter, Sunday April 20, SUNRISE/SONRISE SERVICE, 8 a.m.; breakfast 8:30 a.m. with free will offering, Easter egg hunt and crafts, 9:30 a.m., Easter worship service, 11 a.m.

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Looking for information related to projects, educational opportunities and public events related to invasive species?

Look no further! The partners of the St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM), are live on the Internet to help anyone access information about invasive species activities in the eastern Lake Ontario, Tug Hill and St. Lawrence region.

The website also hosts an interactive resource directory for local contacts in your area. Visit the website at sleloinvasives.org for local invasive species information and events.

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The Montezuma Audubon Center’s eighth annual Wildlife Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3 will celebrate Important Bird Areas with activities for all ages.

Games, crafts, music and theatrical performances at the Children’s Theater and Activity Areas will entertain at this year’s festival.

The Montezuma Audubon Center is located at 2295 State Route 89, Savannah.

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The Oswego County Autism Task Force  is participating in the local high school scholarship programs for 2014 graduating seniors planning post-secondary education or vocational school this fall.

The task force is offering the Brianna Cahill Scholarship to qualifying seniors. The scholarship is $2,000 in total scholarship money to a student or several students of Oswego County’s nine public high schools based on the following criteria:

Our application must be completed by the student

The recipient must be accepted to a post-secondary or vocational school.

The recipient must be currently diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Applications must be received by the Oswego County Autism Task Force by May 1 for final review and selection by our committee.

Our final selection will be announced to the school by May 25.

For more information, call Tammy Thompson, task force vice president, at 349-3510.

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State Sen. Patricia Ritchie is accepting nominations for her “Golden Apple” Award for Teaching Excellence, an honor designed to recognize teachers who go above and beyond to help students succeed.

Last year, Ritchie honored more than 40 educators from Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties for their dedication and commitment to education.

Teachers in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties are eligible for nomination. Nomination forms can be found on Ritchie’s website, ritchie.nysenate.gov, or those interested in suggesting an individual for the award may call  782-3418 to have a form mailed to them.

Nomination forms must be received by May 9. All nominees will be recognized at a special event May 30.

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The 43rd Annual Spring Tree and Shrub Program through Oswego County Soil & Water Conservation District is underway.

The Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering the following species this year.

DECIDUOUS TREES: Plane tree sycamore, black cherry, Flame Maple, thornless honey locust, old fashion Lilac, red maple, red oak, river birch, sawtooth oak, sugar maple, tulip poplar and white oak.

GROUND COVER: blue lyme grass.

EVERGREENS: Austrian pine, balsam fir, black hills spruce, Fraser fir, Canadian hemlock, majestic blue spruce, and white pine.

FRUITS: Blueberry Bushes: bluecrop and blueray; red raspberries: heritage; strawberries: eclair and Fort Laramie; also offering Bag O’blooms – Strawberry kit.

PERENNIALS: Astilbes glow and bumalda, black eyed susans, daylilies: bellaboo and purple de oro, hostas: patriot and variegated mix, rhododendrons dark purple & pink.

SHRUBS: Arborvitae danica globe and green giant, forsythia lynwood gold, viburnum highbush cranberry.

MISCELLANEOUS CONSERVATION ITEMS: arbor guards, bat boxes, bluebird nesting boxes, wood duck boxes, fertilizer tablets, organic compost tea bags – plant nutrition, organic tree fertilizer spikes, marking flags, mill liqua gel, rain gauges, stump-out decomposes naturally, weedguard plus paper.

To obtain an order form, contact the Oswego County Soil and Water District at 592-9663. The form can also be printed directly from the web at oswegosoilandwater.com or stop by our office at 3105 State Route 3, Fulton.

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The Sunshine Community & Child Care Center in Fulton is putting on its Summer Gratitude Gala 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14.

Vendors, activities, tie-dye, arts and crafts, parking lot sale, food, music and nonalcoholic beverages will be available.

There also will be a cutest pet contest, bounce houses and a cutest prince and princess contest.

Vendor registration packets available at Sunshine Center at 561-7861.

Sunrise Rotary inducts Bullard

Dave Bullard was inducted as the newest member of Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club. Bullard is assistant public information officer for the state Department of Agriculture and Markets and manages the public relations and marketing at the Great New York State Fair. Bullard was a founding member in 1999 of the Sunrise Rotary and we welcome him back. Pictured from left are President-elect Dennis Goss, Bullard and President Ed Garrow. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.
Dave Bullard was inducted as the newest member of Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club. Bullard is assistant public information officer for the state Department of Agriculture and Markets and manages the public relations and marketing at the Great New York State Fair. Bullard was a founding member in 1999 of the Sunrise Rotary and we welcome him back. Pictured from left are President-elect Dennis Goss, Bullard and President Ed Garrow. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.

Custom Taylor Band highlights Memorial Day salute

The good times of summer are not that far away starting with Fulton’s Memorial Day Salute Saturday, May 24.

The entertainment will feature Chris Taylor’s Custom Taylor Band, Central New York’s premier Top 40 country music band.

Brass exchange will also be showcased.

Our festivities include a great Saturday morning parade, carnival rides, talent show by CNY Arts Center, fireworks and an abundance of food and drink provided through Fulton’s service clubs and Veterans’ Council.

Our 2014 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.

Representatives from the Fulton Service Clubs and the Fulton Veterans’ Council organize Memorial Day Salute.

The chairperson of this year’s event is Larry Macner. Mark your calendars for this event to kick off summer 2014 in Fulton.