Category Archives: Oswego News

We’re giving away tickets to ‘Stomp Out Stigma’

Free Prize Giveaway

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host a fun fundraiser event at the American Foundry in Oswego on May 31 at 6 p.m.

Send us your favorite inspirational quote that you think of when times are hard for a chance to win two free tickets to this fun night of dancing and live music. And there will be a live auction featuring two second row tickets to the Brad Paisley concert this summer at the New York State Fair. Comment on this post, on The Valley News’ Facebook page, or on Today’s CNY Woman’s Facebook page with your quote and we’ll choose a winner.

Learn to make summer bag at Lakeside Artisans class

Make a fashionable spring/summer bag in a class offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Monday June 2 at Lakeside Artisans, 191 W. First St., Owego.

Instructor Kathy Fenlon will guide students in selecting fabric to design their own unique bag. There is a limit of four students per class. 

Students will select from a variety of gorgeous fabric and make the bag in class. The bag includes an easy way to install a zipper. These bags make great gifts! 

Students may bring their own portable sewing machine if they have one. A machine will be provided for students who do not have one to bring. General knowledge of operating a sewing machine is helpful — the sewing is easy and basic.

To register for the class, or for more information, call 342-8880 or email lakesideartisans@gmail.com. 

The class fee of $45 includes all supplies to make the bag and a non-refundable registration fee of $10 per participant. Registration for the class may be done in person at Lakeside Artisans or mailed to Lakeside Artisans at 191 W. First St., Oswego, NY 13126.

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