Category Archives: Valley Viewpoints

Valley Viewpoint: United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stone Soup Too a success

by Lois Luber of the United Way of Greater Oswego County

I extend a heartfelt thank you to all those who lent their support to the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s fourth annual Stone Soup Too Luncheon graciously hosted by Holy Trinity Parish in Fulton.

From the large amount of people who attended, to the many businesses and organizations that helped make the event possible, our Stone Soup Too Luncheon was a perfect example of the United Way’s “Live United” concept as the community came together to show their support for the United Way and help our area food pantries.

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Valley Viewpoint: Honest government

by Rose Anthony of Granby

When a citizen is elected as town councilor, this person should represent all of the taxpayers in the town.

I believe in honest and open government. As a resident of the Town of Granby, I attend each of our meetings once a month and I speak up if I have a question or something to say to the town board, especially if I feel something is not right or fair to all.

At the February meeting, a town councilor spoke quite awhile about insurance. Her husband is insured by the town as a highway department employee. She is employed by the Hannibal school district. She used two cliches phrases: “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander” and “you gotta grab what you can.”

I did not understand her use of these phrases regarding insured by the town as a council member, but questions were not taken from the audience following that meeting.

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Valley Viewpoints: Successful fund-raiser

All of us at Oswego County Opportunities would like to take this opportunity to recognize the businesses whose financial support for the OCO Bowl O’Gold fund-raiser.

We also want to thank the businesses and individuals who donated more than 75 items valued at well over $4,000 for the silent auction, door prize drawings and awards at the Bowl O’Gold.

We truly appreciate the generous support from our business community.
Oswego County Opportunities is the county’s Community Action Agency. It was created in the mid-1960s as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty.

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Valley Viewpoints: Well done musical

As parents of a Fulton Junior High seventh-grade music student who had the opportunity and privilege to participate in the recent GRB High School musical of “Damn Yankees,” we would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to all who were involved in the musical.

First, we would like to thank and recognize Director Tom Briggs, Music Director Tom Nami, Assistant Director Rob Lescarbeau, and Choreographer Doreen Forbes.

Their leadership, guidance, work ethic, passion and skill taught, inspired, motivated and led their students to put on a production of the highest quality of which they (and we) can all be proud.  What a gift you give to our children and the community each year!

Second, since our son was one of the youngest members of the cast, we would like to thank all the high-school students who welcomed the younger members to the show, guided them, encouraged them and generally made them feel welcome and comfortable every day.

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Mr. & Mrs. Herbert (Bertha Tallman) Guyer

Valley Viewpoints: Re-dedicate park

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert (Bertha Tallman) Guyer

For those of you who may not know, Herbert Guyer was one of the city’s most beloved alderman back in the day. Pretty much everyone knew “Mr. Guyer” and his brother in-law, Vernon “Chick” Tallman.

But perhaps if you asked anyone today who Herbert Guyer was, you would only get your answer from the elderly or an historian.

This may not have been the case if my great-great-grandfather’s park was still on the corner of Ontario and Fourth streets. Unfortunately, today, that corner hosts another vacant lot.

Some of you may recall my grandmother, Barbara Jones, writing a letter to the editor about the city’s dedication to my great-great-grandfather June 27th, 1968.

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Valley Viewpoints: A home run

Talented young people prevailed this past week on stage with the production of “Damn Yankees” by the Quirk Players.

Counting the 23 cast members, 38 in the ensemble, 19 in the orchestra, a production staff of over 100 individuals — including students, teachers, parents, technicians, sponsors and friends of the theater — all played an integral part in a most successful production.

The audience at the Saturday matinee that we attended with our seven-year-old grandson Kaden was most receptive to the dialogue, songs and dances done so well.

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Pop-tabs challenge

For the remainder of the 2011-2012 year, the Fulton City School District will participate in the Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY’s Pick Up the Tab Campaign.

This campaign collects aluminum  pop-tabs year-round. Pop-tabs  are found on soda and soup cans, some animal food containers, and other food and beverage items.

There is a serious need for a second Ronald McDonald House to be built in Syracuse. Over 200 organizations, including many school districts, are on the bandwagon collecting pop-tabs to help keep families in need together.

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Valley Viewpoint: Red Cross Month

March is Red Cross Month in recognition of the work done by the American Red Cross in communities across the country and around the globe – and of how we depend on public support to help people in need.

Thanks to support from individuals, organizations and businesses here in Central New York, the American Red Cross is able to respond to disasters both large and small; help members of the military, veterans, and their families; provide blood for those in need and teach lifesaving skills.

We want to thank those whose generosity enables us to continue our work, both here at home and around the world.

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