Category Archives: Oswego News

TV journalist Rose to receive honorary SUNY Oswego degree

Rose
Rose

Media icon Charlie Rose of CBS-TV’s “This Morning” and the “Charlie Rose” show on PBS will be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree by the State University of New York on Thursday, Oct. 16, in conjunction with the 10th annual Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit at SUNY Oswego.

Rose is a world-renowned journalist and media personality who has interviewed such dignitaries as international statesmen Nelson Mandela and Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel laureates Toni Morrison and Seamus Heaney, and pop icons Julia Roberts and Bruce Springsteen.

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Morningstar helps Relay for Life

Morningstar Residential Care Center in Oswego recently hosted a chicken BBQ fundraiser for the upcoming Relay for Life event.  The facility’s kitchen staff prepared full BBQ chicken dinners that were available to all staff members.  All proceeds from the event benefited the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. “This was the first time that we have done a chicken barbecue,” said Kelsey Rose, director of activities for Morningstar Residential Care Center. “We also held drawings for gift baskets that were donated by our employees. It was a big success. The employees and the residents enjoyed the dinners and it was a great opportunity for Morningstar to help raise much-needed funds for a great cause. Having had one of my close relatives pass away from breast cancer I strongly support the mission of the Relay for Life event and its efforts to raise money for cancer research.” Relay For Life is a celebration of survivorship – an occasion to express hope and a shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many loved ones.  The Oswego Relay For Life event will begin at 6:45 p.m. June 13 at the Oswego High School track and continue through 6 a.m. June14.
Morningstar Residential Care Center in Oswego recently hosted a chicken BBQ fundraiser for the upcoming Relay for Life event. The facility’s kitchen staff prepared full BBQ chicken dinners that were available to all staff members. All proceeds from the event benefited the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. “This was the first time that we have done a chicken barbecue,” said Kelsey Rose, director of activities for Morningstar Residential Care Center. “We also held drawings for gift baskets that were donated by our employees. It was a big success. The employees and the residents enjoyed the dinners and it was a great opportunity for Morningstar to help raise much-needed funds for a great cause. Having had one of my close relatives pass away from breast cancer I strongly support the mission of the Relay for Life event and its efforts to raise money for cancer research.” Relay For Life is a celebration of survivorship – an occasion to express hope and a shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many loved ones. The Oswego Relay For Life event will begin at 6:45 p.m. June 13 at the Oswego High School track and continue through 6 a.m. June14.

Problem solving training set for June 11 in New Haven

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

Oswego County families, educators and service providers will meet to explore how to better understand how to work effectively with children’s challenging behavior using collaborative problem solving at 6 p.m. June 11 in the New Haven Elementary School library.

The training is free through a grant funded by Family Support Services in the state Office of People with Developmental Disabilities.

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Treadwell re-elected to economic development board

Treadwell
Treadwell

Operation Oswego County Executive Director L. Michael Treadwell, CEcD, was re-elected to another two-year term on the board of directors of the state Economic Development Council at the organization’s annual meeting held in Cooperstown May 21.

The state Economic Development Council is the state’s principal organization representing economic development organizations and professionals.

Its 700 members include industrial development agencies, development corporations, commercial and investment banks, underwriters, bond counsels, utilities, chambers of commerce and private corporations.

In addition to distributing a quarterly newsletter, the organization conducts educational courses and seminars on topics of interest to its membership. The organization also monitors state and federal legislation that impacts economic development.

For more information about economic development services in Oswego County, call OOC, Oswego County’s designated economic development agency, at 343-1545 or visit www.oswegocounty.org.

World comes to Oswego June 15 for GENIUS Olympiad

High school students from around the world take the stage at the 2013 award ceremony of SUNY Oswego’s GENIUS Olympiad environmental competition. The 2014 finals will take place June 15 to 20 at the college, with the free public opening ceremony and display of projects at 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 16, in the Campus Center arena.
High school students from around the world take the stage at the 2013 award ceremony of SUNY Oswego’s GENIUS Olympiad environmental competition. The 2014 finals will take place June 15 to 20 at the college, with the free public opening ceremony and display of projects at 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 16, in the Campus Center arena.

The fourth annual SUNY Oswego GENIUS Olympiad high school environmental competition will welcome a record turnout of about 600 students, supervisors and guests from around the world June 15 to 20 to the shores of Lake Ontario.

The finalists visiting Oswego hail from near — high schools in Oswego and Onondaga counties and 29 states in all — and far — Albania and Azerbaijan, Turkey and Tanzania, and 46 other countries.  Continue reading

Casting complete for “Shrek the Musical”

The Oswego Children’s Theater recently held the first Rehearsal for their up-coming Production of “Shrek the Musical” Pictured in the photo are cast members Left to right, Front Row - Madeline Loomis & Abby Field, Second Row - Audrey Donovan , Grace Mason, Baxter Mason, Juliana Smith, Ellery Clarke, Ethan Cliff, Maya Loomis, Third Row – Abigail Lareau, Caroline Gray, Jessica Johnston, Doug Schneider, Leah Mullen, Faith Washington, Ella Shambo, and Lyndsie Lee Jones, director, at top.
The Oswego Children’s Theater recently held the first Rehearsal for their up-coming Production of “Shrek the Musical” Pictured in the photo are cast members Left to right, Front Row – Madeline Loomis & Abby Field, Second Row – Audrey Donovan , Grace Mason, Baxter Mason, Juliana Smith, Ellery Clarke, Ethan Cliff, Maya Loomis, Third Row – Abigail Lareau, Caroline Gray, Jessica Johnston, Doug Schneider, Leah Mullen, Faith Washington, Ella Shambo, and Lyndsie Lee Jones, director, at top.

The Oswego Children’s Theater has completed casting for its next production, of “Shrek the Musical.”

The musical play is based on the 2001 DreamWorks animated film “Shrek” and follows the adventures of a cantankerous Ogre named Shrek, his talking donkey friend and the beautiful princess Fiona.

The production features a huge cast of area youth including Doug Schneider in the role of Shrek, Leah Mullen as Fiona, Catrina Edwards as Donkey, Ryan Smith as Lord Farquad and Caroline Gray as the Dragon.

Other cast members include Ellery Clarke as the White Rabbitl; Ethan Cliff as Little Shrek; Audrey Donavan as Pig #1; Jessica Johnston as Mama Bear; Arianna Jones as a Bunny; Abigail Lareau as the Pig#2; Madeline Loomis as Teen Fiona; Maya Loomis as the elf; Baxter Mason as Pinocchio; Zander Mason as the Ugly Duckling; Grace Mason as Young Fiona; Odin Mosher as the Dish with the Spoon; Megan Murtha as The Fairy Godmother; Elijah Shambo as the Bishop; Ella Shambo as the Mad Hatter; and Issac Shambo as Grumpy the Dwarf.

Also: Tate Shambo as Puss-n-Boots; Julianna Smith as Gingy; Gregory Thomas as the Cow who jumped over the moon; Beatta Trovato as the Big Bad Wolf; Cody Vincent as the Captain of the Guard; and Faith Washington as the Wicked Witch.

In addition the supporting cast appears in multiple other roles as townspeople, Guards, and various fairy tale characters.

“Shrek the Musical” was adapted for the stage by David Lyndsay-Abaire, who wrote the book and lyrics, with music by Jeanine Tesori.

The show is directed by Lyndsie Lee Jones, with Music Director Kenneth C Jones, assisted by Dan Williams and Wayne A Mosher Jr.

The Show is produced By Kelly Mosher, who will also costume design with Florence Ross. Abby Field will act as stage manager assisted by Faith Washington.

Makeup designer will be Amanda Mosher. Adam Thompson will assist with the lights.

“Shrek the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).

The production is set for 7:30 p.m. July 11, 12, 18, and 19, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. July 13, 19 and 20.

All performances will be in the theater space at the New Haven Congregational Church, on State Route 104 East between Oswego and Mexico.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.

For reservations and more information,  call 342-5265

Canale honored for years as a Scriba councilwoman

On May 3, a retirement party was held for Norma Canale at Canale’s Restaurant. She was honored on her 36 years of loyal service to the residents of the town of Scriba as a town councilwoman. She also served 25 of those years as deputy supervisor. Family and friends in attendance wished Norma a long and happy retirement. A plaque and a certificate of appreciation were presented by Town Supervisor Ken Burdick. Pictured from left are Councilman Brad Kennedy, Deputy Supervisor Jim Sheldon, Councilwoman Eileen Sharkey, Supervisor Ken Burdick, Highway Superintendent Roger Myers, and Assessor Joe Reitz. Seated is the Guest of Honor, Norma Canale
On May 3, a retirement party was held for Norma Canale at Canale’s Restaurant. She was honored on her 36 years of loyal service to the residents of the town of Scriba as a town councilwoman. She also served 25 of those years as deputy supervisor. Family and friends in attendance wished Norma a long and happy retirement. A plaque and a certificate of appreciation were presented by Town Supervisor Ken Burdick. Pictured from left are Councilman Brad Kennedy, Deputy Supervisor Jim Sheldon, Councilwoman Eileen Sharkey, Supervisor Ken Burdick, Highway Superintendent Roger Myers, and Assessor Joe Reitz. Seated is the Guest of Honor, Norma Canale