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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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Ride for Ramps is Saturday, May 31

ARISE & Ride for Ramps will take place on Saturday, May 31st at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego.

The event raises funds to provide ramps for families in Oswego County who cannot afford them. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever with past ramp recipients there to cheer on the participants.

Bikers take a ride around the beautiful North Country, runners take on the 5K, and kids will have the special opportunity to ride their bikes on the Oswego Speedway track! The event will also feature a chicken barbecue, great raffle items, bounce house, games and more.

Since 2004, the ARISE Ramp Program has provided ramps for more than 160 families across Oswego County. The Ride for Ramps event is the only major fundraising event for the ARISE program and all proceeds from the event are used to purchase lumber and other construction materials so volunteers can build ramps for families in need.

Check-in starts at 9:30 a.m. The 5K run/walk will start at 10 a.m., motorcycle ride will depart at 10:30 a.m., and the kids’ bike ride around the track will begin at 11:00 a.m.

The chicken barbecue will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants can register on-site on the day of the event. 

Prize drawings at Lakeside Artisans

Celebrating the beginning of its fourth year of operation, Lakeside Artisans, 191 W. First St., Oswego, is holding a series of free drawings to be held on Thursdays in June to coincide with the Farmers‘ Market. There will also be drawings for original quality fine art and craft pieces held at a celebration at Lakeside Artisans from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27. To enter the free drawings, stop by the shop and fill out a ticket. No purchase necessary. Lakeside Artisans is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays during the Farmers’ Market; and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Contact Lakeside Artisans at 342-8880, lakesideartisans@gmail.com . Also, you can visit our website, lakesideartisans.com , or visit us on Facebook.
Celebrating the beginning of its fourth year of operation, Lakeside Artisans, 191 W. First St., Oswego, is holding a series of free drawings to be held on Thursdays in June to coincide with the Farmers‘ Market. There will also be drawings for original quality fine art and craft pieces held at a celebration at Lakeside Artisans from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27. To enter the free drawings, stop by the shop and fill out a ticket. No purchase necessary. Lakeside Artisans is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays during the Farmers’ Market; and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Contact Lakeside Artisans at 342-8880, lakesideartisans@gmail.com . Also, you can visit our website, lakesideartisans.com , or visit us on Facebook.

August Morgia, veteran, steelworker

5-29_OBITmorgiaAugust Morgia, 83, of Oswego died Friday May 23, 2014 in St. Joseph Hospital, Syracuse. 

Mr. Morgia was born in Oswego, the son of the late Antonio and Florence (Polega) Morgia. 

Mr. Morgia was a United States Army veteran serving from 1948 until 1952. He retired from Northern Steel as a steelworker. 

Mr. Morgia was a member of the American Legion Post 286. 

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beverly Morgia of Oswego; their children Gina (Scott) Sheridan of Oswego and Carla (Craig) Lahr of Florida; and grandson Craig Lahr. 

Graveside services and burial were Tuesday at St. Peter’s Cemetery. 

The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

Charles Woodworth IV, loved fishing, NASCAR

Charles H. Woodworth IV, 23, of Oswego, passed away Saturday May 24 after a yearlong battle with cancer.  

Born in New Jersey, he had lived in Oswego for most of his life. 

He was a 2009 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School, Fulton and a 2011 graduate of Mohawk Valley Community College, earning a certificate in Airframe and Power Plant Mechanics.  

Chucky enjoyed fishing and NASCAR.  

He will be greatly missed and forever loved by his parents, Charles H. and Christine Woodworth, III; a sister, Sarah; maternal grandparents, Sandra (Richard) Frankevich of Pulaski and Winfield (Marilyn) Drennon of Florida; paternal grandparents, Charles H. and Donna Woodworth, Jr. of Oswego; aunts and uncles, Cynthia (Chuck) Tayburn, Brian (Jacqueline) Drennon, Doug (Barb) Drennon, Cindy (Bill) Woodworth, Brenda (Mark) Lyons and Kathy Woodworth; great aunts and uncles, Faye Grishka, Alice Woodworth and Jim (Dale) Painter; his buddy, Casper the cat and several loved cousins.  

A service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.  Burial will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.  

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (today) at the funeral home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Contributions in memory of Charles may be made to Upstate Cancer Center, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, 13210.