The Recreate NY Festival is scheduled for Aug. 16 and 17 at Lake Neatahwanta on Route 3 in Fulton.
The event is back after being founded in 2012 when it was called Recreation Restoration. The event promotes awareness of the Lake Neatahwanta revitalization project.
The American Red Cross asks blood and platelet donors to help prevent a summer shortage by making an appointment to roll up a sleeve in July and August.
With blood and platelet donation appointments currently lower than what is needed to maintain a sufficient blood supply, donors of all blood types are urged to schedule an appointment now, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative.
The Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients across the country. This can be challenging during the summer months of June, July and August, when an average of two fewer donors schedule an appointment to give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need.
This seasonal challenge can be overcome if just two more donors – above what is expected – make an appointment and give blood at each Red Cross blood drive the rest of the summer.
“Vacations and other summer activities often conflict with donation appointments for regular blood donors, which makes summer a very difficult time to collect blood donations,” said Kay E. Schwartz, CEO, Red Cross New York- Penn Blood Services Region. “Donations decline further near summer holidays like Independence Day. A blood or platelet donation now can help sustain an adequate blood supply this summer.”
Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to find a nearby blood donation opportunity or schedule an appointment.
Here are some upcoming blood drives in Oswego County:
** 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 16, Oswego Industries, Fulton
** 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19, Walmart, Granby
** 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 22, Eastern Shore Associates, Fulton.
** 1 to 6:30 p.m., July 22, school board room, Hannibal High School
** 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 2, Mexico United Methodist Church
** 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 2, Brennan’s Beach
William “Bill” Bardin, 79, of Fulton, passed away Tuesday July 15 with family by his side.
Bill retired from Lagoes Machine Shop in Oswego where he was a machinist for close to 30 years.
By Debra J. Groom
Aissata Samake is back in Pennellville for more fun-filled weeks with the Green family.
Samake, 15, if a Fresh Air kid, up in Central New York from her home in the Bronx. This is her fourth summer with the Greens.
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Timothy A. Savage, 54, of Palermo died Saturday July12 at Oswego Hospital.
He was born in Fulton, the son of Thomas and Evelyn Savage. He was an auto body technician. He was involved with the Mexico Boy Scouts, Troop 825 and was a Little League umpire.
Cora Smith Schmeer Lindsley, 83, of Fulton, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 11.
She was the daughter of the late Leon and Lillian Smith. Cora was a homemaker and enjoyed travelling and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.