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iHeartOswego extends office hours for Harborfest

Stephany Reyes, the editor at iHeartOswego.com, holds one of five posters to be displayed encompassing all events, vendors and juried arts during the Harborfest celebrations.
Stephany Reyes, the editor at iHeartOswego.com, holds one of five posters to be displayed encompassing all events, vendors and juried arts during the Harborfest celebrations.

From July 24 to July 27, the iHeart Oswego office, located at 29 W. Seneca St., Oswego, will become an official hub for Harborfest.

The office will extend its hours on July 25 and July 26 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The iHeartOswego.com website will have its online click-desk mobile communication open until 9 p.m. for those same dates.

Trolleys will be stopping at the corner of West Second Street and West Seneca Street, directly across from the iHeart Oswego office building.

There will be a balloon animal artist and magicians outside the iHeart Oswego building for spectators to enjoy. Visitors are encouraged to enter our office and see the amazing scale model of the Oswego lighthouse, hand built by Oswego native Robert Schladebeck, in the foyer of iHeart.

Displayed on the two sides of the office’s windows will be 4 foot detailed schedules of events happening throughout Harborfest including concerts, family-friendly events and more.

Buttons to ride the official trolleys will be sold at the iHeart Oswego office, along with programs for Harborfest.

In addition, Copies in Time, Copies & Print Center, which is also located at the iHeart Oswego office, will be extending its hours on July 24 to July 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for those in need of last minute posters, banners and flyers.

iHeart Oswego is a sponsor for the Veteran’s Stage, located at West Side Riverfront Park, and a proud community partner of Harborfest 2014!

Robert “Bobby” Sawyer, BOCES graduate, worked at Oswego Industries

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Robert M. “Bobby” Sawyer, 52, passed away Saturday, July 19 at Oswego Hospital.

He was born in Oswego, the son of Beverly Guernsey and the late Harold L. Sawyer. He was a life resident of Volney.

Bobby was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. He attended BOCES School for Exceptional Children and graduated in 1982. He then worked at Oswego Industries for about 23 years.

The past few years, Bobby had been a resident of Rowlee Group Home in Fulton, where he enjoyed life to the fullest with all of his friends and wonderful caretakers.

Bobby is survived by his mother; a brother, Brian Sawyer and sister-in-law Ann (Grela) Sawyer; his two beloved nieces, Cali and Paige Sawyer; his favorite cousins, Beverly and Walter Roach and Barbara and Don Myers.

Calling hours were Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Funeral services and burial will be private.

Contributions in Bobby’s memory may be made to ARC of Oswego County, 7 Morrill Place, Fulton, 13069.

Sixth-graders honored at Fitzhugh Park

Submitted by Oswego schools

The sixth-graders at Fitzhugh Park Elementary School celebrated their final days at the east side school with the annual recognition ceremony. Continue reading

Oswego school district raises money for United Way’s ‘Stuff-A-Bus’ Campaign

Jennifer and Doug Hauser display the gift basket they won as part of the Oswego City School District’s kickoff for the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Stuff-A-Bus Chairperson Jo Ann Conzone, left, organized a number of events for school district employees, such as jeans day and the drawing for the Buccaneer basket.  Working in collaboration with United Way of Greater Oswego County, other area school districts, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.
Jennifer and Doug Hauser display the gift basket they won as part of the Oswego City School District’s kickoff for the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Stuff-A-Bus Chairperson Jo Ann Conzone, left, organized a number of events for school district employees, such as jeans day and the drawing for the Buccaneer basket. Working in collaboration with United Way of Greater Oswego County, other area school districts, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

Members of the Oswego County Teachers Association, the Civil Service Employees Association and the Oswego City School District have announced that the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign in underway.  Continue reading

Fulton boy has lead in Great Rope play

Jonathan (Griffin Marriner) receives important instruction from his father James (Matthew Soffietti) while his mother Alice (Alyssa Otoski) looks on in this rehearsal for The Great Rope play, for one performance only 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Fort Ontario Parade Grounds. Tickets are available at river’s end bookstore, Man in the Moon Candies, Arts in the HeART Gallery in Fulton, H. Lee White Marine Museum and Fort Ontario Historic Site. For more information, visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, fortontario.com or CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
Jonathan (Griffin Marriner) receives important instruction from his father James (Matthew Soffietti) while his mother Alice (Alyssa Otoski) looks on in this rehearsal for The Great Rope play, for one performance only 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Fort Ontario Parade Grounds. Tickets are available at river’s end bookstore, Man in the Moon Candies, Arts in the HeART Gallery in Fulton, H. Lee White Marine Museum and Fort Ontario Historic Site. For more information, visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, fortontario.com or CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

Rosemary Nesbitt was all about children.

She was a master storyteller, turned classic literature into plays for the stage and enchanted generations. Her legacy lives on in her play “The Great Rope,” about a 12-year-old boy named Jonathan.  Continue reading

Donkey saga continues in Oswego County

By Debra J. Groom

A legal case involving Oswego County, three sheriff’s deputies, four Granby residents and four donkeys may have reached a settlement.

The Oswego County Legislature recently authorized Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner to execute a settlement in a case brought by Henry and Betty Suhr, Paul White and Darlene Franke against the county and three Oswego County sheriff’s deputies.

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