Category Archives: Oswego News

WNET speakers teaches web development June 5

LiVoti wnet
LiVoti wnet

Many business owners rely on a web developer to create and maintain their website.

This may leave them vulnerable if they don’t have a basic understanding of web terminology.

Evelyn LiVoti will review basic web terminology and show how to maintain control over your website at  the next Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training’s (WNET) monthly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 5 at the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center in the Oswego County Industrial Park, outside Phoenix. Continue reading

Deadline June 20 to apply for health care scholarship

County residents pursuing a career in the health care field may be able to receive some extra financial aid courtesy of the Rural Health Network of Oswego County.

Program Coordinator Danielle Wert said the group will once again offer scholarships to Oswego County residents who are enrolled or have been accepted in to a university/college or recognized program and are pursuing a major in the health care field. Continue reading

Lake Ontario shipping subject of lecture

Pictured here is a photograph of the Oswego Harbor that shows some of the various ships that sailed through Lake Ontario in the 19th century.
Pictured here is a photograph of the Oswego Harbor that shows some of the various ships that sailed through Lake Ontario in the 19th century.

Submitted by Oswego County

The Oswego County Historical Society will host the third lecture of the 2014 series at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1 at the Richardson-Bates House Museum at 135 E. Third St., Oswego.

A program titled “O’Captain! My Captain!: Stories of Men and Ships” will be presented by Dr. Robert Perkins, author of the recently published book of the same name.

The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading

Another War of 1812 battle hit Oswego County 200 years ago tomorrow

A public reenactment of the cable carry will take place along the original route on June 6 and 7.  For more information contact Cablecarry1814@yahoo.com.  On Aug. 2, Rosemary Nesbitt’s “The Great Rope” play, based on her children’s book of the same name, and directed by Jonel Langenfeld-Rial, will be performed on the parade ground inside old Fort Ontario (fortontario.com).
A public reenactment of the cable carry will take place along the original route on June 6 and 7. For more information contact Cablecarry1814@yahoo.com. On Aug. 2, Rosemary Nesbitt’s “The Great Rope” play, based on her children’s book of the same name, and directed by Jonel Langenfeld-Rial, will be performed on the parade ground inside old Fort Ontario (fortontario.com).

By Paul Lear
Site manager

Fort Ontario State Historic Site

Following the British victory at Oswego on May 6, 1814, the Royal Navy fleet under Commodore James Yeo controlled Lake Ontario and blockaded Commodore Isaac Chauncey’s U.S. Navy fleet in Sackets Harbor, NY.  

Fortunately for the Americans, only a small amount of naval war materials was lost at Oswego. However, those cannon, ropes, rigging, munitions, and anchor cables sent upriver to safety before the Battle of Oswego, and more being transported along the Mohawk River-Oneida Lake-Oswego River route, were piling up at the Oswego Falls depot (Fulton).   Continue reading

Bundle of Bucks set for May 31

Now in its 10th year, the 2014 edition of St. Luke’s Bundle of Bucks Charity Raffle event promises to be the best yet!

Great prize giveaways, fun, food and fantastic live music by The Cortini Brothers featuring Anna-Marie White are all part of the excitement; including a drawing for 15 cash prizes totaling $25,000, with a top prize of $10,000 to a lucky winner.

The event is taking place from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday May 31 at the Elks Lodge in Oswego. Continue reading

Need help with house repairs? Let Oswego County know

Submitted by Oswego County

The Oswego Housing Development Council, located in Parish, and the County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning are looking for input from Oswego County residents who need assistance with housing repairs, septic system repairs, and other housing-related issues.

Input from local residents is needed in order to document the need for grant funds for Oswego County residents. Continue reading