Category Archives: Oswego News

Novelis unveils five-year employees recognition plan

By Ashley M. Casey

The Novelis plant in Scriba has unveiled a new five-year plan for its employees and future job growth, the company announced May 22.

The plan promises to increase benefits to Novelis workers and create 250 jobs by 2019, but the United Steelworkers are questioning Novelis’ timing. The National Labor Relations Board recently charged the plant with unfair labor practices after the plant’s workers voted not to join USW in February. Continue reading

ARISE receives donation from Hope

Pictured are members of the G. Ray Bodley High Hope Club. From left,  in back are adviser Catherine Cronk, Kaitlyn Kinney, Guadalupe Leyva-Bran, Jeremy Herlowski, Chrissy Blake and standing in front are Katie Salmonsen and Lena Kimball. Kneeling are Liliana Rivera, Cecilia Leyva-Bran and Cayla Weaver.
Pictured are members of the G. Ray Bodley High Hope Club. From left, in back are adviser Catherine Cronk, Kaitlyn Kinney, Guadalupe Leyva-Bran, Jeremy Herlowski, Chrissy Blake and standing in front are Katie Salmonsen and Lena Kimball. Kneeling are Liliana Rivera, Cecilia Leyva-Bran and Cayla Weaver.

The Hope Club at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton recently presented a donation to Sabine Ingerson, director of the Oswego offices of ARISE.

Following a presentation about ARISE, the students chose to designate their gift to ARISE’s youth programs in Oswego County.   Continue reading

Oswego County asks folks to take a “Path Through History”

The Starr Clark Tin Shop on Route 104 in Mexico is one of the stops on the Paths of History Weekends tours in Oswego County.
The Starr Clark Tin Shop on Route 104 in Mexico is one of the stops on the Paths of History Weekends tours in Oswego County.

Submitted by Oswego County Tourism

Several area museums and historic sites have planned special events to spotlight Oswego County’s rich heritage during New York State “Path through History Weekends” June 7 and 8, and June 14 and 15.

“The Path through History program focuses on New York state’s historic sites and museums, and the many significant events and people from New York State who helped shape the history of our nation,” said Janet Clerkin, Oswego County Tourism Coordinator.  Continue reading

Blessings in a Backpack program receives grant

Blessings in a Backpack program of Oswego-Fulton Lutheran-Episcopal Faith Partnership received a $5,000 challenge grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation.

The money was awarded to the program based on its effectiveness in addressing physical, emotional and/or spiritual needs in the local area based on Jesus’ words in Matthew 25: 35-36.

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Oswego Lions Club Rivers Edge Craft Show Sunday June 8

The Oswego Lions Club with host the third annual Rivers Edge “handmade” Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8.

The event will take place along the beautiful rivers edge, on West Linear Park, in Oswego. 

This will be the second year in the new location, which is not only larger, but also a great experience. Take in the wonderful crafts, the food and fun, and enjoy the beautiful sites of our city.

This year’s event is already larger than last year with many more vendors and the addition of the children’s area. 

“With all of our past fundraising events, we are once again expecting capacity crowds and another successful event for our club” said Mike Henderson, Oswego Lions Club president. 

In addition to all the wonderful crafters and the children’s section, the event will include finger printing by the sheriff’s  office, face painting, entertainment, karate demonstrations, food and wine tasting. 

Anyone interested in being a craft vendor, who would like to be a major sponsor for the event or who needs more information about the event should call Denise Constanza at 591-1842 or Chris Pelton at 343-1394 or Like us on Facebook at Oswego Lions Club or go to our website oswegolionsclub.com. 

Sponsors for the event include Fajita Grill, Rudy’s Lakeside Drive In, Waynes’s Drug Store/Bob Brandshaw, Nelson’s Funeral Home and Murphy’s Auto Solution.

CNY Arts Center exhibition in Oswego opens today

Artists from CNY Arts Center are making their debut in downtown Oswego with an art show entitled Empowered Through the Arts: The finest of CNY Arts Center at the Oswego State Downtown Gallery at 186 W. First St. 

The art exhibit featuring several local artists will open May 31 (today) with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. and run through July 12.

“We are excited and so proud to have this opportunity for our wonderful artists,” said Nancy Fox, director. “There is a wealth of talent all over Oswego County and we are very grateful to Michael Flanagan and SUNY Oswego for providing this bridge in the art community.”

Some of the artists included in the exhibit are Kendra Matott, the studio arts coordinator for CNY Arts Center. 

Matott arranges art shows and classes for the center in a variety of art types for all ages. Her art work is considered mixed media that begins as a photograph and evolves through special techniques Matott applies.

Bonnie McClellan, also included in the show, is CNY Arts Center’s Arts in the HeART Gallery director in downtown Fulton. 

Her landscapes have generated popular oil painting classes for adults and kids alike as she takes students from blank canvas to complete landscape. 

People are discovering a love for painting with McClellan’s encouragement. Her students have begun participating in area shows and some now display their own art work in the gallery.

Many more artists are featured in the exhibit, which will move to the Hospice of Central New York in Liverpool in July and remain through August. 

Oswego State Downtown gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The gallery is located at 186 W. First St.

For more information visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 598-2787.

Oswego native begins third season of TBS comedy June 24

Owen Benjamin, of Oswego, center, with Steve Byrne, left and Dan Lauria, right, in a scene from Sullivan and Son on TBS.
Owen Benjamin, of Oswego, center, with Steve Byrne, left and Dan Lauria, right, in a scene from Sullivan & Son on TBS.

Oswego native Owen Benjamin will begin his third season of “Sullivan and Son,” at 10 p.m. Tuesday June 24 on TBS.

“Sullivan & Son,” starring popular comedian Steve Byrne, was one of the most successful TBS summer series for the past two summers. The show is set in a popular pub in a working-class Pittsburgh neighborhood.

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