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United Way Golf Classic tees off July 14

John Nelson, chair for the 19th Annual United Way Golf Classic, meets with committee members to discuss details of the event. The tourney is Monday July 14 at the Oswego Country Club.  Seated from left are: Julie Welch of Eastern Shore Associates; SUNY Oswego student and United Way intern Steve Leventoff; United Way Resource Development Director Lois Luber; Dave Lloyd of Novelis and John Nelson of Nelson Funeral Home. Absent from photo are committee members Brian Finn of Entergy, Perry Noun, and Community Volunteers Connie Smith, and Kim McPherson.
John Nelson, chair for the 19th Annual United Way Golf Classic, meets with committee members to discuss details of the event. The tourney is Monday July 14 at the Oswego Country Club. Seated from left are: Julie Welch of Eastern Shore Associates; SUNY Oswego student and United Way intern Steve Leventoff; United Way Resource Development Director Lois Luber; Dave Lloyd of Novelis and John Nelson of Nelson Funeral Home. Absent from photo are committee members Brian Finn of Entergy, Perry Noun, and Community Volunteers Connie Smith, and Kim McPherson.

One of the area’s most anticipated and largest golf tournaments, the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Golf Classic is looking to be bigger and better than ever this year.  

Scheduled for Monday, July 14, the United Way Annual Golf Classic will be held at one of Central New York’s finest private golf courses, the Oswego County Club. Continue reading

Oswego man edits WWII book

5-14_A&EitalianpowsLuciano J. Iorizzo of Oswego, former professor at SUNY Oswego and former city historian, is the editor of a newly published book about World War II through the eyes of Italian soldiers who were held as prisoners of war around the globe.

“Italian POWs Speak Out at Last: Italian Prisoners of War Break Their Silence” by Carlo Ferroni is published by Teneo Press.

The book consists of four sections, with Italian veterans telling of their experiences before and after the war in Italy, the fighting in North Africa, Greece, Yugoslavia, Russia and Italy itself, and their time as prisoners in the United States, Germany, Britain, India, South Africa, Australia and other countries. Continue reading

Chamber golf tournament at Beaver Meadows June 16

chamber golf tournament
Alex Smith, head golf professional at Beaver Meadows Golf Club in Phoenix, shoots for the cup in preparation for the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Golf Spectacular. Hosted by the Beaver Meadows Golf Club, the four-person captain and crew format event will be held June 16. For information regarding team registration and sponsorship opportunities, contact the chamber office at 343-7681, via e-mail at: events@oswegofultonchamber.com, or visit www.Pictured from left with Smith are Golf Committee Members, Brooks Wright of KBM Management; Interim Executive Director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Nathan Emmons; and Co-Chairperson John Zanewych of Big John Sales. Absent from photo are committee members: Aaron Roth of Northwestern Mutual, Deana Michaels of Pathfinder Bank, Bill Hubel of Blue Moon Grill and Carol Dillabough of the Oswego Elks Lodge #271.

Members of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Golf Committee are busy finalizing the details for one of the chamber’s most popular events, the Annual Golf Spectacular.

Scheduled for Monday, June 16, the 2014 Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Golf Spectacular will feature a four-person captain and crew format and tee off at 10 a.m. at Beaver Meadows Golf Club, 185 Barnard Drive in Phoenix. Continue reading

Making sure children are riding safely in cars

The Child Passenger Safety team made sure that every baby they saw was riding as safely as possible at last month’s child passenger safety seat check at the Best Western in Oswego. Child Passenger Safety Education is funded by a grant from the state Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Free safety seat checks are done throughout the county year round. Pictured are some of the experts in the field: Trooper Ann Cunningham; Legislator and Traffic Safety Board member, Amy Tressider; Kathy Jamerson; Deputy Todd Delmar. In back are Bri Tice and Trooper Eric Heath. For more information, email the Traffic Safety Board Coordinator, Billie Crandall Brady, at bcbrady@cnymail.com.
The Child Passenger Safety team made sure that every baby they saw was riding as safely as possible at last month’s child passenger safety seat check at the Best Western in Oswego. Child Passenger Safety Education is funded by a grant from the state Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Free safety seat checks are done throughout the county year round. Pictured are some of the experts in the field: Trooper Ann Cunningham; Legislator and Traffic Safety Board member, Amy Tressider; Kathy Jamerson; Deputy Todd Delmar. In back are Bri Tice and Trooper Eric Heath. For more information, email the Traffic Safety Board Coordinator, Billie Crandall Brady, at bcbrady@cnymail.com.

Fort Ontario hosts exhibit on its Holocaust ‘Safe Haven’ history

Seventy years ago, Fort Ontario in Oswego opened its doors to refugees of the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. Nearly 1,000 people were welcomed and sheltered in the only site of its kind in the U.S. Representatives from the state Bureau of Historic Sites recently installed a new exhibit commemorating this unique heritage. As Paul Woitkoski and John Schultz set up the exhibition frame in the enlisted men’s barracks, Heidi Miksch (pictured) organized a display of artifacts that have been uncovered at the site. The exhibit, which will be on display until next year, also includes a touchscreen video feature. Fort Ontario State Historic Site will open for the season Wednesday, May 14 (today). For details, call 343-4711.  Photo by Kelly Jordal, Oswego County Tourism Office
Seventy years ago, Fort Ontario in Oswego opened its doors to refugees of the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. Nearly 1,000 people were welcomed and sheltered in the only site of its kind in the U.S. Representatives from the state Bureau of Historic Sites recently installed a new exhibit commemorating this unique heritage. As Paul Woitkoski and John Schultz set up the exhibition frame in the enlisted men’s barracks, Heidi Miksch (pictured) organized a display of artifacts that have been uncovered at the site. The exhibit, which will be on display until next year, also includes a touchscreen video feature. Fort Ontario State Historic Site will open for the season Wednesday, May 14 (today). For details, call 343-4711.

Photo by Kelly Jordal, Oswego County Tourism Office

Child Advocacy Center welcomes new board members

Karrie Damm, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Oswego County (seated center), welcomed new members Jeremy Fadden of Pathfinder Bank (seated left) and Dena Martin of SUNY Upstate Medical University (seated right) to the CAC’s Board of Directors at the agency’s annual meeting. Standing from left are CAC board members Betty Fadden, president; John Zanewych of Big John Sales; and community members, Frances Lanigan and Mary Helen Park. Absent from the photo is incoming CAC Board of Directors member Suzanne Hoefer, senior caseworker with the Oswego County Department of Social Services.
Karrie Damm, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Oswego County (seated center), welcomed new members Jeremy Fadden of Pathfinder Bank (seated left) and Dena Martin of SUNY Upstate Medical University (seated right) to the CAC’s Board of Directors at the agency’s annual meeting. Standing from left are CAC board members Betty Fadden, president; John Zanewych of Big John Sales; and community members, Frances Lanigan and Mary Helen Park. Absent from the photo is incoming CAC Board of Directors member Suzanne Hoefer, senior caseworker with the Oswego County Department of Social Services.

Karrie Damm, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County (CAC), recently welcomed Jeremy Fadden, Dena Martin and Suzanne Hoefer as new members to the agency’s board of directors. Continue reading

SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek is the summer place to be

Some of the natural beauty Rice Creek reflects in the windows at the site's main building.
Some of the natural beauty at Rice Creek reflects in the windows at the site’s main building.

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

Summer at SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station will bring many different ways for people to get out and enjoy nature.

There will be naturalist-guided walks on many Saturdays and self-guided tours of the 7,640-square-foot, energy-efficient new headquarters six days a week.

For children and teens, a return of two weeklong Exploring Nature sessions and the new Conservation Field Studies program.

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