Category Archives: Oswego News

HairOff

Firefighters and Oswego police compete in St. Baldrick’s fund-raiser

Hair off – Doug Kells, owner of Doug’s Barbershop in Oswego and a veteran St. Baldrick’s volunteer barber, tries to keep peace between Oswego County Undersheriff Gene Sullivan (left) and Oswego City Fire Chief Jeff McCrobie.

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

High school diploma – An Operation Recognition Oswego High School diploma was presented to veteran John “Jack” Rucynski  (middle) by Oswego Board of Education President John Dunsmoor and Superintendent of Schools William Crist.

Veteran receives diploma through Operation Recognition

High school diploma – An Operation Recognition Oswego High School diploma was presented to veteran John “Jack” Rucynski (middle) by Oswego Board of Education President John Dunsmoor and Superintendent of Schools William Crist.

The Oswego Board of Education presented an “Operation Recognition” Oswego High School diploma to another veteran during the Feb. 28 meeting.

John “Jack” Rucynski was the recipient of his diploma as presented by Superintendent of Schools Bill Crist and board President John Dunsmoor.

Rucynski was a command sergeant major in the U.S. Army. He served with the Marine Corps in Vietnam in 1965. He has served in a variety of other capacities for the military over the years.

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Neighborhood Watch meeting to focus on nuisance abatement

The last Neighborhood Watch meeting was held Nov. 10 at Oswego City Library.

Approximately two dozen people attended, including a newly elected councilors of the first and sixth wards, Councilors Enwright and VanBuren.

The speakers were Sergeant Craig Bateman and Connie Cosemento, former first ward councilor. The topic of the evening was the nuisance abatement law and the process of enforcement.  Continue reading

St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise money for research

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.

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Open House

School holds open house

Pictured from left Tanner J., Sarah S., Brooklyn A., Colin C., and Matthew L.

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.

Gold Key winner "Reading," a sculpture by Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School student Helen Ferrick, won a Gold Key at the Scholastic Art Awards.

Awards honor outstanding teen artists

Gold Key winner "Reading," a sculpture by Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School student Helen Ferrick, won a Gold Key at the Scholastic Art Awards.

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