Category Archives: Oswego News

OCO Nutrition Services celebrates 40th birthday

OCO Nutrition Services celebrates its 40th anniversary.    Pictured above, are staff members looking back at 40 years of memories and photos.  Seated from left are: Bridget Dolbear, program coordinator for OCO Senor Nutrition Services, and Amy Roland, director, OCO Nutrition Services.  Standing from left are: Lori Halstead, food service coordinator; and Christine Parks, support services manager.
OCO Nutrition Services celebrates its 40th anniversary. Pictured above, are staff members looking back at 40 years of memories and photos. Seated from left are: Bridget Dolbear, program coordinator for OCO Senor Nutrition Services, and Amy Roland, director, OCO Nutrition Services. Standing from left are: Lori Halstead, food service coordinator; and Christine Parks, support services manager.

When Congress enacted the Older Americans Act to address the social services needs of older people, it was seen as a major vehicle for promoting the delivery of social services to seniors.

Its mission was to help older people maintain maximum independence in their homes and communities and to promote a continuum of care for the vulnerable elderly.

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Teachers wear jeans to raise money for Red Cross

For many years, the Oswego Classroom Teachers Association has participated in the Heroes for the American Red Cross Campaign. All faculty and staff that participated paid $5 to wear jeans for one day or $10 to wear jeans for the entire week. They raised $1,770 for this year’s campaign. Pictured are Oswego County Red Cross Manager Danielle Hayden (right) and Meg McLaughlin (left), who coordinated the fundraiser.
For many years, the Oswego Classroom Teachers Association has participated in the Heroes for the American Red Cross Campaign. All faculty and staff that participated paid $5 to wear jeans for one day or $10 to wear jeans for the entire week. They raised $1,770 for this year’s campaign. Pictured are Oswego County Red Cross Manager Danielle Hayden (right) and Meg McLaughlin (left), who coordinated the fundraiser.

CRE8 Solutions visits Oswego Rotary

Heathe Jones, from CRE8 Solutions, was a guest recently at Oswego Rotary.  Jones presented a program, based on her company CRE8 Solutions, that invests in the local community to make it a better place to live, shop, work and play. Jones stressed the importance of creativity, partnerships, networking, idea incubation and collaboration between community stakeholders.  Pictured are: Danielle Hayden, Heathe Jones of CRE8 Solutions and Rotary President Sue Witmer.
Heathe Jones, from CRE8 Solutions, was a guest recently at Oswego Rotary. Jones presented a program, based on her company CRE8 Solutions, that invests in the local community to make it a better place to live, shop, work and play. Jones stressed the importance of creativity, partnerships, networking, idea incubation and collaboration between community stakeholders. Pictured are: Danielle Hayden, Heathe Jones of CRE8 Solutions and Rotary President Sue Witmer.

Volunteers needed for O’Mara Welcome Center in Oswego

Friday volunteers at the O’Mara Welcome Center:  Gloria Jaskula and Nancy Baumann on the front steps of the one room schoolhouse.
Friday volunteers at the O’Mara Welcome Center: Gloria Jaskula and Nancy Baumann on the front steps of the one room schoolhouse.

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for more volunteers to staff the O’Mara Welcome Center on Route 104 in Oswego.

RSVP, a division of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, partners with the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce to staff the O’Mara Welcome Center.

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Leo P. Pappalardo, loved singing, cooking, fishing and spending time with family

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Leo P. Pappalardo, 73, of Fulton, passed away June 17, 2014, at Upstate University Medical Center surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Fulton, he was the son of the late Phil and Angelina (Curcuruto) Pappalardo.

 Leo was employed by Triline Automation Corp.

He was an active member of his parish church. Leo loved cooking, singing, fishing and spending time with his family. His kindness and spirit left a lasting impression on all who met him.

Leo leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years, Wanda (Cooper) Pappalardo and four daughters: Beth Pappalardo-Mitchell (David) of Whitesboro, NY; Cheryl (Steven) Sovare of Webster, NY; Angela Pappalardo (Ted Sherman) of Buffalo, NY and Deanna Pappalardo of Fulton, NY.

Known to his four grandchildren as “Nano,” he will be deeply missed by Leo, Ian, Audrey and Nina. He also is survived by his sister Rosa (Richard) Kemmis, brother Salvatore (Rosalie) Pappalardo, all of Fulton, and sister JoAnn Natoli of Minetto.

 Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 20 at Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St., S., Fulton.

 Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2912 NY Route 48, Minetto, NY. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions to the Golisano Children’s Hospital, Syracuse or the Catholic Charities Food Pantry of Oswego County.

County to apply for grant money to build Internet network

By Debra J. Groom

Oswego County will apply for grant money to help build a high-speed fiber Internet network in the county.

The county Legislature passed a resolution at its June 12 meeting to move forward seeking money from the Northern Border Regional Commission, which offers assistance for this type of project. Continue reading

Human remains found in car identified as Carol Wood

The remains found in a car removed from the Oswego River last week have been positively identified as being Carol L. Wood, of Oswego.

Oswego City Police Department and the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office received a positive identification from the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office relative the human remains recovered from the Oswego River in the city of Fulton June 12. Continue reading