Category Archives: Oswego News

Free Fishing Weekend in Oswego County

Oswego County offers plenty of places for fishing, like the state State Boat Launch at Mexico Point, for New York’s free fishing weekend. You might even see some other wildlife go by.  Photo by Oswego County Tourism
Oswego County offers plenty of places for fishing, like the state State Boat Launch at Mexico Point, for New York’s free fishing weekend. You might even see some other wildlife go by.
Photo by Oswego County Tourism

By Spider Rybaak

Have you ever found yourself looking out over a lake or stream and suddenly feeling the urge to go fishing? 

Perhaps you’ve been held back by the thought of dishing out your hard-earned money on something you’re not sure of? 

Well, the authorities understand and the state Department of Environmental Conservation offers an annual Free Fishing Weekend to help you get started.  Continue reading

Flag Day commemorated at Fort Ontario

A detachment from Continental Arms Collectors Association’s Revolutionary War Interpretive Unit participated in the recent annual Flag Day program at Fort Ontario State Historic Site. The Unit interprets a company from the 1st New York Regiment, Continental Army in 1782. Following raising the American flag, the detachment assembled at the west guardhouse. From left: George Clark, captain; Tim Crisafulli, first sergeant; Neal Smith, corporal and Hank Pauly, private.
A detachment from Continental Arms Collectors Association’s Revolutionary War Interpretive Unit participated in the recent annual Flag Day program at Fort Ontario State Historic Site. The Unit interprets a company from the 1st New York Regiment, Continental Army in 1782. Following raising the American flag, the detachment assembled at the west guardhouse. From left: George Clark, captain; Tim Crisafulli, first sergeant; Neal Smith, corporal and Hank Pauly, private.

Habitat for Humanity begins new program to rehab homes

Planning committee members meet in preparation for Oswego County Habitat for Humanity’s new initiative, A Brush With Kindness.  An exterior home preservation program, A Brush With Kindness offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping, and minor repairs for homeowners in need. From left are Oswego County Habitat for Humanity board members Alan Williams, Bob Smith, John Zanewych, Rich Hughes, and Bruce Holman.  Absent from photo is committee and board member Allen Ness.
Planning committee members meet in preparation for Oswego County Habitat for Humanity’s new initiative, A Brush With Kindness. An exterior home preservation program, A Brush With Kindness offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping, and minor repairs for homeowners in need. From left are Oswego County Habitat for Humanity board members Alan Williams, Bob Smith, John Zanewych, Rich Hughes, and Bruce Holman. Absent from photo is committee and board member Allen Ness.

Oswego County Habitat for Humanity has begun a new initiative to help low-income homeowners with necessary home repairs and increase the curb appeal of their property.   Continue reading

Oswego students fight child abuse

The fight against child abuse was in full swing as once again paper windmill gardens blossomed throughout the Oswego City School District. About $1,000 was donated to the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County for prevention programs and to continue services for abuse victims, some of  whom might be Oswego school district students.A pinwheel garden was planted at the Oswego Junior-Senior Buccaneer High School and gathering in it were Morgan Vivlemore, Cassandra Barker,  and Donald Ditton along with building coordinator Jody Smith and teacher Jay-Nel Seitz
The fight against child abuse was in full swing as once again paper windmill gardens blossomed throughout the Oswego City School District. About $1,000 was donated to the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County for prevention programs and to continue services for abuse victims, some of whom might be Oswego school district students.A pinwheel garden was planted at the Oswego Junior-Senior Buccaneer High School and gathering in it were Morgan Vivlemore, Cassandra Barker, and Donald Ditton along with building coordinator Jody Smith and teacher Jay-Nel Seitz