The sixth annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fund-raiser will be held Thursday, March 22.
“The Oswego Firefighters Association has played a significant role in our efforts these last few years,” said Dan Witmer, local event organizer. “This year they are joined by the local law-enforcement community in a friendly competition between the groups which, so far, is proving to be very beneficial to our cause. Over 40 percent of what we have raised so far this year has come from the efforts of these two groups.”
In just over a decade, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has grown to a point where it now provides more research dollars to childhood cancer than any other organization except the U.S. government. Continue reading →
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at SUNY Oswego’s Campus Center Food Court Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. where more than 75 anticipated “shavees” will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money for life-saving children’s cancer research.
With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation grant funds are critical to continue the battle against this devastating disease.
Oswego Community Christian School will be holding its annual open house March 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The open house will allow residents of the community to meet teachers, review curriculum, and tour the school, which is located at 400 E. Albany St., Oswego. Refreshments will be served. Those seking more information may call the school at 342-9322 or visit www.myoccs.org.
Thousands of creative Central New York junior and senior high students submitted their best art work and hundreds received honors for their award winning entries in the 2012 Central New York Scholastic Art Awards program, sponsored by M&T Bank.
Over 4,500 works of art were judged in 15 categories for entry in national competition and to receive local cash prizes and special recognition. Following the recent Awards Ceremony, a 1,000 piece exhibit of winning art works was unveiled at Onondaga Community College. The exhibit is free and open to the public through March 2 in the Whitney Applied Technology Center on OCC’s campus. Select works will also be on display at the Everson Museum of Art, in Syracuse, in March. Gold (first place), silver (second place) and honorable mention awards were given for eight-piece senior portfolios of fine art and photography, as well as individual pieces from juniors and seniors representing categories that include painting, sculpture, film & animation, textiles and more. Continue reading →