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St. Mary’s annual bazaar this weekend in Oswego

The Rev. John F. Hogan, pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Oswego, and Daniel Capella, treasurer for St. Mary’s Annual Bazaar, prepare tickets for the big money drawing to be held this weekend during St. Mary’s Annual Parish Bazaar. The event features plenty of food, fun and games for all ages as well as a chicken barbecue and performances from Paul Vandish on Saturday, the Sounds of Brass Sunday afternoon, and hometown native Sam Domicolo Sunday evening. Additionally, there will be a chance to win $5,000 with St. Mary’s annual drawing. St. Mary’s Parish bazaar will be held in the church parking lot, 103 W. Seventh St., Oswego from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 12 and 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 13, with a rain date of Monday, July 14.  For more information, contact Michelle Brown at 343-3953 or visit www.stmarysoswego.org.
The Rev. John F. Hogan, pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Oswego, and Daniel Capella, treasurer for St. Mary’s Annual Bazaar, prepare tickets for the big money drawing to be held this weekend during St. Mary’s Annual Parish Bazaar. The event features plenty of food, fun and games for all ages as well as a chicken barbecue and performances from Paul Vandish on Saturday, the Sounds of Brass Sunday afternoon, and hometown native Sam Domicolo Sunday evening. Additionally, there will be a chance to win $5,000 with St. Mary’s annual drawing. St. Mary’s Parish bazaar will be held in the church parking lot, 103 W. Seventh St., Oswego from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 12 and 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 13, with a rain date of Monday, July 14. For more information, contact Michelle Brown at 343-3953 or visit www.stmarysoswego.org.

‘Shrek the Musical’ opens Friday, July 11

The Oswego Children’s Theater latest production of “Shrek the Musical” opened Friday July 11 the New Haven Congregational Church, Route 104 East.

The play continues with performances at 7:30 p.m. today July 12, July 18 and 19 and matinee performances at 2 p.m. July 13, July 19 and July 20.

“Shrek the Musical” is based on the 2001 DreamWorks animated film “Shrek” and follows the adventures of a cantankerous Ogre named Shrek, his friend a talking donkey and the beautiful princess Fiona.

The production features a huge cast of area youth including Doug Schneider in the role of Shrek, Leah Mullen as Fiona, Catrina Edwards as Donkey, Ryan Smith as Lord Farquad, and Caroline Gray as the Dragon.

Other cast members include Ethan Cliff as Little Shrek, Audrey Donavan as Pig #1 Arianna Jones as a Bunny, Abigail Lareau as the Pig #2, Madeline Loomis as Teen Fiona, Maya Loomis as the Shoemaker’s Elf,  Tegan Margrey as Alice in Wonderland, Mason Margrey as Dumbo, Baxter Mason as Pinocchio, Zander Mason as the Ugly Duckling, Grace Mason as Young Fiona and Ashley Mills as The Sugar Plum Fairy.

Also: Odin Mosher as the Dish with the Spoon, Megan Murtha as The Fairy Godmother, Ella Shambo as the Pied Piper, Issac Shambo as Grumpy the Dwarf, Tate Shambo as Puss-n-Boots, Julianna Smith as Gingy, Gregory Thomas as the Cow who jumped over the moon, and Faith Washington as the Wicked Witch.

In addition the supporting cast appears in multiple other roles as townspeople, Guards, and various fairy tale characters.

“Shrek the Musical” was adapted for the stage by David Lyndsay-Abaire, who wrote the book and lyrics, with music by Jeanine Tesori.

The show is directed by Lyndsie Lee Jones, with Music Director Kenneth C Jones, assisted by Dan Williams and Wayne A. Mosher Jr.

The show is produced By Kelly Mosher, who will also design costumes assisted by with Florence Ross. Abby Field will act as stage manager assisted by Faith Washington.

Makeup designers will be Amanda Mosher and Angela Thomas. TJ Pospesel and Adam Thompson will assist with the lights.

“Shrek the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).

All performances will be in the theater space at the New Haven Congregational Church, located on state Route 104 East between Oswego and Mexico. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.

For reservations and more information call 342-5265 or email oswegochildrenstheater@hotmail.com.

Valley News future is solidified

The Valley News and Patriot-Advertiser will be acquired later this month by a community publishing company with strong local ties.

The pending transaction secures the local newspapers’ place in Fulton after an unsettling announcement two weeks ago by the Valley News’ owner, Scotsman Media Group, that it would be ceasing operations at its printing plants in Syracuse and Chenango Bridge and laying off some 90 employees.

Based on private negotiations with the Sample News Group at that time, Scotsman president William Veit said the Valley News would not be impacted by company’s closure.

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GOP doesn’t endorse in Family Court judge race

The Oswego County Republican Committee chose to not endorse in the race for Family Court Judge.

Four candidates, Thomas Benedetto, Ed Izyk, Sal Lanza, and Jim Eby all spoke and asked for the committee’s endorsement, however, the committee decided to let all go forward to an open primary on Sept. 9.

I believe this is a testament to all the candidates who are running for his position,” said committee Chairman Michael C. Backus. “This position is so sensitive for the county that I am proud that the committee chose to let the people decide who the best candidate is.”

 

 

BOCES Garden Club spruces up campus

Oswego County BOCES student Kyle Homer (front) stands with members of the middle school garden club after tidying up the grounds outside of the Stern building on campus. Joining Homer in the back row, from left, are Robert Burkett, teaching assistant Kathleen Woodmancy, Cheyanna Dorr and teacher Mary Ryan.
Oswego County BOCES student Kyle Homer (front) stands with members of the middle school garden club after tidying up the grounds outside of the Stern building on campus. Joining Homer in the back row, from left, are Robert Burkett, teaching assistant Kathleen Woodmancy, Cheyanna Dorr and teacher Mary Ryan.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

When Mother Nature finally released her grip on a relentless winter and a chilly spring, students in Mary Ryan’s class at Oswego County BOCES wanted to get outdoors and help beautify the grounds surrounding the Mexico campus. Continue reading

Teacher taped to wall after students raise heart money

Minetto Elementary School (in the Oswego school district) conducted a “Jump Rope for Heart” fundraiser with students skipping rope for 40 minutes during their physical education class. This year, more than $2,200 was raised. As a result, students were able to duct tape teacher Don Fronk to the cafeteria wall. Brayden Miller prepares to place another piece of tape as school nurse Eileen Robinson looks on.
Minetto Elementary School (in the Oswego school district) conducted a “Jump Rope for Heart” fundraiser with students skipping rope for 40 minutes during their physical education class. This year, more than $2,200 was raised. As a result, students were able to duct tape teacher Don Fronk to the cafeteria wall. Brayden Miller prepares to place another piece of tape as school nurse Eileen Robinson looks on.

Nursing students graduate at BOCES

Oswego County BOCES Practical Nursing instructor Margaret Palmer (right) presents a pin and diploma to student Jennifer Lavallee during a program graduation ceremony Thursday (June 26) in Fulton.
Oswego County BOCES Practical Nursing instructor Margaret Palmer (right) presents a pin and diploma to student Jennifer Lavallee during a program graduation ceremony Thursday (June 26) in Fulton.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

After 40 weeks of classroom training and hands-on learning, 26 Oswego County BOCES Practical Nursing program students earned their diplomas Thursday (June 26) and are preparing to embark on medical careers in the near future.  Continue reading