Category Archives: Oswego News

Commemorating Big Sandy

Paul Lear, left, site manager of Fort Ontario State Historic Site, traveled up Big Sandy Creek to join in the Henderson Historical Society’s commemoration ceremony of the Battle of Big Sandy. Pictured with him are Peter Sterbak (center) of Fort Ontario and Chris Rotunno of the Oswego Yacht Club. This year marks the bicentennial of the Battle of Oswego at Fort Ontario, which was followed by the Battle of Big Sandy and the Great Cable Carry. For more commemoration events, visit www.fortontario.com or www.hendersonhistoricalsociety.com. Photo by Charlene Cole, Sandy Creek Town Historian
Paul Lear, left, site manager of Fort Ontario State Historic Site, traveled up Big Sandy Creek to join in the Henderson Historical Society’s commemoration ceremony of the Battle of Big Sandy. Pictured with him are Peter Sterbak (center) of Fort Ontario and Chris Rotunno of the Oswego Yacht Club. This year marks the bicentennial of the Battle of Oswego at Fort Ontario, which was followed by the Battle of Big Sandy and the Great Cable Carry. For more commemoration events, visit www.fortontario.com or www.hendersonhistoricalsociety.com. Photo by Charlene Cole, Sandy Creek Town Historian

Water chestnut pull set for July 12

Water chestnut plants like these will be pulled by volunteers during a water chestnut pull set for July 12 on the Salmon River Estuary near Selkirk Shores State Park. Members of the public are invited to take part in the pull.
Water chestnut plants like these will be pulled by volunteers during a water chestnut pull set for July 12 on the Salmon River Estuary near Selkirk Shores State Park. Members of the public are invited to take part in the pull.

Volunteers, river guides, and members of local environmental organizations will gather Saturday, July 12, at the Pine Grove Boat Launch near Selkirk Shores State Park for a community water chestnut pull on the Salmon River Estuary. Continue reading

Golf tourney benefits St. Luke sites

Getting Ready To Go! Pictured (left to right) is St. Francis Commons resident Jane Sidman and Activities Director Peggy LiVoti, as they prepare to tour the golf course in preparation for the annual St. Luke -Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament taking place at Battle Island Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 9.
Getting Ready To Go! Pictured (left to right) is St. Francis Commons resident Jane Sidman and Activities Director Peggy LiVoti, as they prepare to tour the golf course in preparation for the annual St. Luke -Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament taking place at Battle Island Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The 17th edition of the St. Luke-Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament hits the links Saturday Aug. 9 at Battle Island Golf Course. Continue reading

Youth sailing course set to begin

An Introduction to Youth Community Boating sponsored by Harbor Eye Associates is being offered during July. This class is taught by an experienced instructor certified by the U. S. Sailing Association and is a community service available to youth ages 9-17 throughout Central New York. It is a five-hour, two-day course focused on boating and personal water safety and serves to help students determine if they are interested in pursuing additional instruction. Students are introduced to sailing fundamentals, safe boat handling and basic water survival. There is a $10 commitment fee, refundable upon completion of the course or applicable toward additional classes. For more information about this class or other youth or adult sailing classes. call the H. Lee White Marine Museum office at 342-0480 or visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com.
An Introduction to Youth Community Boating sponsored by Harbor Eye Associates is being offered during July. This class is taught by an experienced instructor certified by the U. S. Sailing Association and is a community service available to youth ages 9-17 throughout Central New York. It is a five-hour, two-day course focused on boating and personal water safety and serves to help students determine if they are interested in pursuing additional instruction. Students are introduced to sailing fundamentals, safe boat handling and basic water survival. There is a $10 commitment fee, refundable upon completion of the course or applicable toward additional classes. For more information about this class or other youth or adult sailing classes. call the H. Lee White Marine Museum office at 342-0480 or visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com.