Category Archives: Oswego News

CNY Arts Center in Fulton to exhibit in Oswego

CNY Arts Center members Ken Blount (left) and Kendra Matott -- among the artists represented in an Oswego State Downtown exhibition opening May 31 and running through July 12 -- discuss artwork at ARTs in the HeART Gallery in Fulton.
CNY Arts Center members Ken Blount (left) and Kendra Matott — among the artists represented in an Oswego State Downtown exhibition opening May 31 and running through July 12 — discuss artwork at ARTs in the HeART Gallery in Fulton.

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

The downtown branch of SUNY Oswego’s College Store will play host from May 31 to July 12 to an exhibition of artwork from CNY Arts Center in Fulton.

The free public opening reception for “Empowered Through the Arts: The Finest of CNY Arts Center” will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Oswego State Downtown, corner of West First and Bridge streets in Oswego. Continue reading

Oswego softball camp June 30-July 2

The 24th annual Lady Buccaneer Softball Mini Camp will be held June 30 through July 2 at the Oswego High School fields.

The camp is for girls ages 9-16 who want to sharpen their skills and have some softball fun.

There will be nine hours of quality instruction throughout the three-day camp. Activities will include throwing, position play, base running, team defense, hitting, bunting, sliding and mini-games. 

The camp will run daily from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 9-12, and from 1 to 4 p.m. for players ages 13-16. The camp has a rain date of July 3.

The cost is $50 per player. There is a sibling discount available, where additional players from the same family can enroll for $40 each. Enrollment is limited to the first 60 players.

All players will receive a commemorative Oswego softball souvenir as well as a player’s report card.

Mike McCrobie, the Oswego High School varsity softball coach, will lead the group of instructors. He has guided the Lady Buccaneers to three Section III championships, six league titles and six times has been named league Coach of the Year. He was named New York State Coach of the Year in 1995.

Also providing instruction will be veteran coaches Ron Ahart and Brad Shannon. They have coached a variety of sports in the Oswego High athletic department for decades, and are currently coaching the successful JV and middle school softball teams respectively. 

The rest of the staff will be comprised of current and former Oswego High School players, including SUNY Cortland assistant coach and 2007 Oswego High grad Abby Martin.

In the past, the camp staff has consisted of Oswego High alumni who have gone on to play college softball and/or coach at various levels from youth to college. 

In past camps, returning alumni have included Erika Lazzaro and Emily Kolenda (Brockport State), Allie Yule (Mercyhurst College), Devynn Wilder (SUNY Cortland), Mollie Schneible (St. John Fisher), Samantha Todd (Cazenovia College), Jenna Wyman (Barry University), Susan Sugar (Le Moyne College), Katie Frawley (Illinois Wesleyan), Nikki Taylor (R.I.T.), Kelly Owings (Union College) and others.

Proceeds from the camp help defray the cost of the high school team’s bi-annual  spring trip south.

To receive an application or more information, contact Mike McCrobie at coachmccrobie@gmail.com or 343-8749.

Morningstar supports Oswego Library

Joe McManus, board president for the Friends of Oswego Library presents Morningstar Residential Care Center with a plaque in recognition of its participation as a Silver Level Member in the Friends of the Oswego Library’s Business Membership Program. Accepting the plaque are, from left, Morningstar Client Services Representative Lauren Moonan and Human Resources Supervisor Alexandra Culeton.
Joe McManus, board president for the Friends of Oswego Library presents Morningstar Residential Care Center with a plaque in recognition of its participation as a Silver Level Member in the Friends of the Oswego Library’s Business Membership Program. Accepting the plaque are, from left, Morningstar Client Services Representative Lauren Moonan and Human Resources Supervisor Alexandra Culeton.

The Friends of the Oswego Library Business Membership Program has received support from the Morningstar Residential Care Center in Oswego.

Joe McManus, board president for Friends of Oswego Library, said the Business Membership initiative is to encourage community involvement and to help support the many programs the library provides.   Continue reading

Oswego Town honors Medal of Honor recipient in Memorial Day service

The grave of James H. Lee in Oswego Town.
The grave of James H. Lee in Oswego Town.

James H. Lee, Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, will be remembered and honored at the annual Oswego Town Memorial Day Service at 10 a.m., Monday, May 26 at Oswego Town Rural Cemetery, Cemetery Road.

Lee was in the battle when the USS Kearsarge destroyed the Confederate ship Alabama off France Jan. 19, 1864. For his bravery and valor, he was presented the nation’s highest military award.   Continue reading

Oswego men honored for work at ARISE

Glen Suckling and Scott Pecoy, both of Oswego, were honored at ARISE’s annual Special Appreciation Event in Syracuse. 

Both men are dedicated volunteers of the ARISE Oswego County Ramp Program.

“We are so grateful for Glen and Scott’s energy, insight and continued desire to assist people in need in Oswego County,” said Sabine Ingerson, director of the ARISE Oswego County office.

“Thanks to their continued support, families have stayed together and people have maintained or regained their independence,” she said.

As a member of Oswego First United Methodist Church, Suckling first started the ramp program. Not only did he design the drawing concepts, he also created templates to build the sections that are still in use today. 

Suckling has served as a mentor for the volunteers and has been a great partner in the church’s collaboration with ARISE.

Pecoy has been involved with the ramp program at Oswego First United Methodist Church for many years and is now a team leader. Every year, Scott is raring to go. Just recently he recruited a men’s group from a church in Minetto. 

Volunteers and donations are always needed. Because volunteers help construct the ramps, all donations received in support of the program go directly towards purchasing lumber and other construction materials needed for the ramps. 

You can come show your support for the Ramp Program at the ARISE & Ride for Ramps event on Saturday, May 31 Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego. 

There will be a 5K run, motorcycle ride, chicken barbecue and more. For more information, visit ariseinc.org/ramps or call 342-4088.