In an effort to help local businesses and attractions reach potential visitors in the Finger Lakes region, the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning has offered to underwrite a portion of the cost of listings in the Finger Lakes “Go and Do” app.
The county tourism office is partnering with Cayuga Media, publishers of the Auburn Citizen, Skaneateles Journal and www.auburnpub.com, to offer a discounted listing on the app for one year.
The Club House Tavern in Oswego and Eagle Beverage have joined together to cook up an idea to benefit United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Stuff-a-Bus campaign.
From 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, the Club House Tavern, 126 W. Second St., Oswego will host a breakfast in support of United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign.
Sponsored by Eagle Beverage and The Club House Tavern, and coordinated by a committee co-chaired by Dan and Liz Dorsey of Eagle Beverage, the breakfast is open to the public.
The suggested donation for the breakfast is $5 with all donations benefiting the Stuff-A-Bus campaign that helps provides area youth in need with the supplies they need to begin the school year.
There also will be a drawing at the breakfast for a cruiser bicycle donated by Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage.
“This is the ninth year that we have hosted this event,” said Robert McGrath, owner of the Club House Tavern.
“The United Way does a lot to benefit the youth in our community and we are happy to be able to support their efforts and help raise money for their programs. With the city filled with visitors for Harborfest we are looking forward to welcoming a big crowd,” McGrath said.
“We are very appreciative of the support we are receiving from The Club House Tavern, Eagle Beverage, and our planning committee,” said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler.
“It’s encouraging to see that businesses and community members recognize the importance of helping our youth and supporting their United Way,” Trexler said.
“Last year our ‘Stuff-A-Bus’ program served approximately 1,400 students and we would like to help even more this year. I am looking forward to the event and I hope our community members join us for a delicious breakfast,” she said.
In addition to the breakfast, the United Way will also be holding a drawing for a chance to win a Beach Cruiser Bicycle, courtesy of Eagle Beverage. Tickets are available through the United Way.
Made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign involves the collection of donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.
The highlight of the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign will be a special collection day on Aug. 20 when school buses will be at the following sites from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept donations:
** Wal-Mart, Route 49 in Central Square
** Wal-Mart, Route 104 in Oswego
** Wal-Mart, Route 3 in Granby
** Kinney Drugs, 3318 Main St.,Mexico
** Kinney Drugs, 3873 Rome Road, Pulaski
** Kinney Drugs, 17 S. First St., Fulton
** Hannibal Village Market IGA, Route 3, Hannibal
** Fulton Savings Bank parking lot, Route 57 in Phoenix
For more information on the breakfast, or the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, or the drawing for the mountain bike, call the United Way office at 593-1900.
Children are able to learn about the arts during the summer thanks to grants received by the CNY Arts Center.
The grants from the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and the state Office of children and Family Services and money from the Decentralization Program allow the center to provide two sessions of Arty Day Camp.
A sizzling summer of Arty fun is well underway so far with the first session of the fourth annual Arty Day Camp running July 14-18 at the Center, located in 357 State St. Methodist Church in Fulton.
This session of camp offers students art and theater classes along with lunch and afternoon group art projects from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is open to children ages 5 to 15.
Students receive morning art and theater classes with professionals followed by lunch, which is provided, then group activities and art projects.
CNY Arts Center is designated as a Summer Meal Site to offer free lunches to community children 18 and under during the week of ARTY Day Camp. Children who attend the lunch are included in afternoon art projects at no charge.
Art project supplies are provided by a mini-grant from the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and the state Office of Children and Family Services.
Scholarships are available made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the state Council on the Arts, with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.
Arty Camp will return Aug. 11-25 with classes in art, dance and theater with the same free lunch and afternoon art projects provided by grants and funding made available to CNY Arts Center.
To register for camp, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
CNY Arts Center is planning yarn fun on Wednesdays at its downtown gallery located at 47 S. First St in Fulton.
The community is invited to stop in the gallery anytime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. for knitting and crocheting sessions with Anita Vibbert.
“Anita is one of our newest and most engaging volunteers,” said Nancy Fox, director. “Volunteering to sit at the gallery allows her ample time to share her love of knitting with anyone who wants to drop by to sit and knit for a spell.
“We have a large collection of yarn and Anita will be delighted to teach basic knit stitches to anyone who wants to learn. And she’d love to learn to crochet so she’s hopeful knitters and crochet lovers will drop by for an hour or so just to visit and swap techniques, ideas and all things yarn.”
Yarn is provided for beginners and new projects, but please bring your own knitting needles and crochet hooks.
Arts in the HeART Gallery is run by volunteers from CNY Arts Center at 47 S. First St in Fulton, across from the city gazebo. For more information, call 592-3373.
Calvin L. Waite, 39, of Buffalo Street, Fulton, and Alex Holley, 24, of Wickham Street, Fulton, are charged with burglary, a felony, and assault, a misdemeanor. Police say they both forcefully pushed open a door and enter a room and punched the victim several times in the face.
Melissa S. Ives, 35, of South Fourth Street, Fulton, is charged with grand larceny, a felony. Police say she took property valued at about $2,000 (books of collectible coins) from the victim at 211 Buffalo St. on or about June 9 or 10. Police said she sold the coins to a jeweler in Oswego.
Oswego County Sheriff’s Office
Raymond Hart, 42, of Crabtree Lane, Cicero was arrested for course of sexual conduct with a child, second degree, a felony, stemming from the investigation into an incident in which he allegedly engaged in sexual contact with a victim less than 11 years old from July 1999 through November 2001 at a residence in New Haven.
He was arraigned in Scriba town court and sent to the Oswego County jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. He will return to New Haven court July 17.
Hilario B. Tello, 40, of 24 Ontario St., Oswego, NY was arrested following an investigation into the break in at a town of Oswego business June 15. He is charged with grand larceny and burglary, both felonies, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, for allegedly breaking a window to gain access to the business and taking a laptop.
He also was charged with burglary and grand larceny after the investigation into a separate incident at an Oswego Town business in which he allegedly entered the business and took a laptop, some coins from the register and consumable goods.
He was arraigned in Oswego Town Court and sent to the Oswego County jail without bail.
Craig S. Waybright, 38, of Wayne Street, Mexico, was arrested for criminal mischief third degree, a felony, following a domestic incident in the town of Mexico where he allegedly kicked the door to the residence open causing damage to the door, frame and lock.
Waybright was arraigned in Mexico Town Court and released on his own recognizance until a court date on Aug. 5.
Kody L. Barr-Jenkins, 17, of Pumphouse Road, Mexico, was arrested at the Oswego County Correctional Facility as he is a resident based on a parole violation and charged with burglary, a felony, and conspiracy and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.
He was charged following the investigation into his alleged involvement in the theft of a lawn mower out of a shed in the village of Mexico. Barr-Jenkins was arraigned in Mexico Town Court and sent back to the Oswego County jail in lieu of $20,000/$40,000 bail with a return to court date of July 29. This remains an open investigation.