Lakeside Artisans’ Tim Ames has been named to the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society International Online Exhibition.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 343-8749.
Oswego High School Executive Principal Brian Hartwell has announced honor rolls for the third quarter marking period. Continue reading
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
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
Members of the Oswego Police Department will be out in force the week of May 26 through May 30 to enforce seat belt laws.
Motorists are reminded the month of May is “Buckle Up New York — Click it or Ticket 2014.” New York will be participating in a “Border to Border” effort, joining agencies from 10 other states in an enforcement and public education operation. Continue reading
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.