Category Archives: Fulton News

BOCES CTE teacher wins teaching honor

Cisco Networking Academy recently presented Oswego County BOCES Career and Technical Education Instructor Mark Ellis with the Instructor Excellence Award.

Presented to him by Cisco Networking Academy Vice President Harbrinder S. Kang, the award recognizes Ellis as an Advanced Level Instructor and acknowledges his achievements as one of the top 25 percent of instructors globally.

Ellis has been part of Oswego County BOCES’s Career and Technical Education team since 2001, teaching the Computer Systems and Networking A+ and Computer Systems and Networking Cisco programs.

Bodley Bulletins, by Julia Ludington

By Julia Ludington

Spring has sprung! Well, sort of.

Our spring sports teams are still mostly confined to the indoors, but are making the most of the beginning of their seasons.

Be sure to be checking the district website to see what sporting event you can attend next.

The boys’ and girls’ varsity lacrosse teams both had scrimmages this past week.

The boys’ played at the Hopkins Road indoor center, while the girls traveled to Hamilton College in Clinton, Oneida County.

Both teams showed promising potential for the season.

The Student Senate is hosting another blood drive this Friday in the LGI. Thank you to all of the brave souls who are going to participate, you are doing a truly wonderful thing.

The Yearbook Club is in need of pictures covering certain sports and activities. Missing significant documentation are wrestling, swimming, hockey, boys’ basketball, National Honor Society inductions and bowling.

If you have any pictures that you feel would be a good contribution, you can email them to theraider@fulton.cnyric.org.

The high school’s annual “Bodley’s Got Talent” will be taking place at 6:30 p.m.  April 9. Auditions are taking place this week. The show is always entertaining and a lot of fun, and all are welcome.

If you are not busy tonight at 7:30, there is a concert band and wind ensemble concert I am sure will be worth attending. If you can’t make tonight, the concert orchestra and symphonic orchestra will perform tomorrow at 7:30 PM.

Have a great week!

Local men named wrestling Coaches of the Year

By Dan Farfaglia

Former Fulton wrestler David Wise, now the head wrestling coach at Liverpool High School, is the recipient of the 2013-2014 Section 3 Division One Coach of the Year Award.

Wise guided the Liverpool Warriors to an 18-5 record this past year, a League Title, and the team placed 2nd at the Sectionals (State Qualifiers). That was the best tournament performance in the school`s history.

Wise has been the head coach at Liverpool for five seasons and has compiled a 92-44 record, two Section champions, eight class champions and 31 Sectional place winners.

He was presented with this distinguished honor at the Friends of Section 3 Wrestling Banquet at the Rusty Rail Restaurant in Canastota March 9.

Bill Kays, the head wrestling coach at Mexico High School for the past 26 years, is the recipient of the 2013-2014 Section 3 Division Two Coach of the Year Award.

The Mexico Tigers ended the season with a 13-2 record, won the League title, and defeated the Fulton Red Raiders for the first time since the early 1960s.

In his career, Kays has had 40 Section 3 Champions, one Section 3 Dual Meet title, 12 League Championships, three NYS Tournament runner ups and for the first time, a State Champion just this season.

He also was presented with this distinguished honor at the Friends of Section 3 Wrestling Banquet at the Rusty Rail Restaurant in Canastota on March 9 .

What’s happening at the CNY Arts Center?

What’s happening at CNY Arts Center?

During the next several weeks the following classes are being offered:

Multi-Arts Workshop 

Jim Farfaglia, Kendra Matott and Diane Sokolowski will offer this class from 9 a.m to noon, Saturday April 12. The cost is $15.

In this whatever ART Workshop for adults, students will spend the first hour exploring writing, culinary and studio arts. Then they can choose which art to work in for the remainder of class.

Topics will include using art to inspire writing, mixing medias in visual art and Easter themed goodies in culinary.

Photoshop Demonstration 

Kendra Matott offered this class from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 26. The cost is $15.

Digital Mixed Media artist Matott will provide a demonstration using Adobe Photoshop to edit and manipulate images with the software. Watch and learn as she covers topics such as image size, levels and the lasso tool, as well as demonstrate different ways to combine images using layer modes and masks.

Students will be able to watch the instructor use Photoshop and may be able to take turns trying different techniques. Great as an introduction to the program or, for the advanced user, a new perspective!

Facebook: Promotion for the Arts 

This workshop will be presented by Kendra Matott from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26. The fee is $15.

Learn step by step how to create and manage a Facebook business page. In today’s market, social networking is a must for any small business — and that includes the arts!

Whether you are an actor, painter, chef or anything in between, this workshop will teach you how to promote your trade on Facebook.

Learn how to create an interactive environment between you and your fans/clients by updating statuses, adding pictures and posting events. All skill levels are welcome, so if you already have a page or if have never used Facebook before, this workshop can help you!

Pre-registration is appreciated.

We also offer children’s classes and private lessons.

Visit our web site at www.cnyartscenter.com or call 315-592-3373 and be sure to visit Arts in the heart Gallery at 47 S. First St., Fulton.

‘Searching for Eden’ returns for an encore

CNY Arts Center announces the return of’ Searching for Eden: The Diaries of Adam and Eve’ for an encore weekend April 4, 5 and 6 at the Arts Center located at 357 State St. Methodist Church, (Park Street entrance) in Fulton.

The romantic comedy written by James Still and starring Peter and Kelly Mahan in the roles of Adam and Eve will be presented for three performances only, at 7:30 p.m. April 4 and 5 and at 3 p.m. April 6.

The performances will be presented as dessert theatre where desserts are included in the ticket price of $15.

“This production was well received by audiences who saw it in February as part of our Date Night Dinner Theatre on Valentine’s Day and we felt strongly we should bring it back for a limited run,” said Nancy Fox, director.

“We heard audience members tell us ‘Every couple should see this play’ and ‘More people need to see this play.’ It is very gratifying to get such vocal support from the audience and with the winter we’ve had and the distractions of the holiday weekend it first played, we felt it was a great kick-off to our spring season,” she said.

This is the first time Peter and Kelly Mahan have worked together as the only characters in a play and their personal relationship as husband and wife lends credibility to the play based on Mark Twain’s original Diaries of Adam and Eve.

By Act Two Adam and Eve are imagined in contemporary society caught up in all too familiar busy lives and annoying cell phones. Drawn to revisit Eden, now a resort called “E,” the couple struggles to rekindle the innocence of their beginnings in the garden when everything was an simple.

“The play is a wonderful portrayal of relationships, the sweet innocence of discovering the special person created just for you, “ Fox said.

“Peter and Kelly lead us through those moments of realizing you’re incomplete without the relationship you were created for which suddenly makes personality differences worth the confusion,” she said. “The play has rich moments of humor and tenderness. It’s a healthy look at what’s important in all relationships.”

Searching for Eden: The Diaries of Adam and Eve runs April 4-6 at CNY Arts Center, 357 State St. Methodist Church in Fulton. Tickets can be reserved and purchased online at www.CNYArtsCenter.com.

For reservations and more information, call 592-3373.

Brindsley “Brin” McCann, retired from Sealright

Brindsley “Brin” McCann, 85, died Friday March 21, 2014 in University Hospital, Syracuse.

Mr. McCann was born in Volney, the son of Myron and Gertrude McCann.

Mr. McCann worked for Sealright Co. for 45 years before his retirement.

He served in the United States Army from 1950 until 1952.

He was a member of the Volney seniors and a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.

Mr. McCann was predeceased by his wife Mary F. McCann in 2014, and his siblings Fred, Richard, Maurice, Donald, Worden, Louis McCann and Eileen Mileskey, Dorothy Miller, Eleanor Lachut, and Gertrude Craw.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Spring burial will be in New Haven Cemetery. There are no calling hours. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Bodley donated to food pantry

HOPE Club adviser Cathy Cronk and club members Jon Noeller and Shakeemah Hordge prepare to send boxes full of nonperishable food to the Fulton Salvation Army Food Pantry. The items were collected during a recent school-wide food drive.
HOPE Club adviser Cathy Cronk and club members Jon Noeller and Shakeemah Hordge prepare to send boxes full of nonperishable food to the Fulton Salvation Army Food Pantry. The items were collected during a recent school-wide food drive.

With its mission geared toward lending a hand to those in need, members of G. Ray Bodley High School’s HOPE Club recently joined forces with other school groups to hold a food drive benefiting the Salvation Army Food Pantry.

The HOPE Club, Helping Other People Everywhere, teamed up with the Future Business Leaders of America, the Student Senate and the French Club to collect nonperishable food items during the month of February. Despite several days lost due to school cancellations, the drive yielded more than 600 items.

“Every little bit makes a difference,” HOPE Club adviser Cathy Cronk said. “The Salvation Army Food Pantry can use this to distribute to those in need.”

Cronk noted that Katherine Marshall’s guided study hall students donated 122 items, which was the most in the school and netted the class a pizza party.

Granby seeks Citizen of Year

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.

Town official are 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, please send a letter of recommendation to:

Granby Town Clerk, 820 County Route 8, Fulton, NY 13069.

Please send letters so they arrive no later than April 30.