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Oswego Children’s Theater ‘Shrek’ features new faces

Leah Mullen, left, as Fiona and Doug Schneider, as Shrek in the upcoming production of “Shrek the Musical” by the Oswego Children’s Theater.
Leah Mullen, left, as Fiona and Doug Schneider, as Shrek in the upcoming production of “Shrek the Musical” by the Oswego Children’s Theater.

The Oswego Children’s Theater’s latest production, “ Shrek the Musical,” will feature many new faces this season, as well as many familiar ones.

Two of the newcomers, Doug Schneider and Leah Mullen, are slated to play the lead roles of Shrek and Princess Fiona.   Continue reading

News in Brief:

The grand opening for YoBerry Frozen Yogurt Bar in Oswego is Sunday June 15.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The new store is at 250 W. Seneca St., Oswego and serves 160 different flavors of frozen yogurt and 60 different toppings. 

The business also offers a reward program — for every dollar spent, a patron gets one point. For 40 points, the patron gets a free 8-ounce frozen yogurt.

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BOCES nursing assistant students receive pins

 Nursing assistant students in the morning class at Oswego County BOCES recently had a pinning ceremony to mark the end of the year and their completion of the program. Instructor Lori Giverson (left) and RN Clinical Instructor Patricia Brancato (right) are pictured with the following honorees: (back from left) Mikayla Belaus, Nichole Harrington, Courtney Redhead, Bailey Yager, Wayne Sponable, Samantha Brown and Dystanee Dullen. Front from left to right: Andrea Durgan, Jacklyn Foster, Elissa Gaylord, Alisha Stevens, Tyesha Webb, Emily Christensen and Amber Crews.
Nursing assistant students in the morning class at Oswego County BOCES recently had a pinning ceremony to mark the end of the year and their completion of the program. Instructor Lori Giverson (left) and RN Clinical Instructor Patricia Brancato (right) are pictured with the following honorees: (back from left) Mikayla Belaus, Nichole Harrington, Courtney Redhead, Bailey Yager, Wayne Sponable, Samantha Brown and Dystanee Dullen. Front from left to right: Andrea Durgan, Jacklyn Foster, Elissa Gaylord, Alisha Stevens, Tyesha Webb, Emily Christensen and Amber Crews.
Nursing assistant students in the afternoon class at Oswego County BOCES recently had a pinning ceremony to mark the end of the year and their completion of the program. Instructor Lori Giverson (right) and RN Clinical Instructor Patricia Brancato (left) are pictured with the following honorees: (back from left) Emily Mullen, Caitlyn Miller, Baylee Saucier, Marissa Lopergola, Brittney Hilton, Jeremy Hankey, Kurstin Hammond, ZeAnna Hall, Breann Foss and Alexandria Courtwright. Front from left to right: Sierra Zelinsky, Arrianna Wagner, Mindy Supernault, Hannah Scott, Mary “Katie” Medico, Kayla Riquier, Hope Riddell, Brittni Revoir and Cheyenne Ransier. Missing are Rowan Coe and Samara Torres Polo.
Nursing assistant students in the afternoon class at Oswego County BOCES recently had a pinning ceremony to mark the end of the year and their completion of the program. Instructor Lori Giverson (right) and RN Clinical Instructor Patricia Brancato (left) are pictured with the following honorees: (back from left) Emily Mullen, Caitlyn Miller, Baylee Saucier, Marissa Lopergola, Brittney Hilton, Jeremy Hankey, Kurstin Hammond, ZeAnna Hall, Breann Foss and Alexandria Courtwright. Front from left to right: Sierra Zelinsky, Arrianna Wagner, Mindy Supernault, Hannah Scott, Mary “Katie” Medico, Kayla Riquier, Hope Riddell, Brittni Revoir and Cheyenne Ransier. Missing are Rowan Coe and Samara Torres Polo.

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High school students completing the Career and Technical Education Nursing Assistant program at Oswego County BOCES were honored at an end-of-the-year pinning ceremony. Continue reading

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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