Category Archives: Oswego News

Railroad museum features Freedom Train

Open noon to 5 p.m. every weekend until Labor Day, the Oswego Railroad Museum will  feature the exhibit “America’s Freedom Train” July 19 and 20. The museum is located at the corner of West First and Lake streets, near the harbor, in Oswego.
Open noon to 5 p.m. every weekend until Labor Day, the Oswego Railroad Museum will feature the exhibit “America’s Freedom Train” July 19 and 20. The museum is located at the corner of West First and Lake streets, near the harbor, in Oswego.

The Oswego Valley Railroad Museum, located on the corner of West First and Lake streets near the harbor, is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. every weekend until Labor Day. Continue reading

Milton “Pudge” Hartle, veteran, contractor, loved hunting and fishing

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Milton “Pudge” Hartle, 77, of Oswego, formerly of Fulton, passed away suddenly Monday, July 14 at Oswego Hospital.

He worked as a self-employed contractor for many years and served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1957 and was on the Navy boxing team.

Pudge enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his children, Steven (Tiffany) Hartle, Donald (Sharon Miller) Hartle, Patricia (Stan) Johnson, Shelly Hewitt, April Hartle; siblings, Francis “Butch” Hall, Clinton Hall, Calvin Hall, Marlene Snow and Donald Lanning; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 17 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with services immediately following.

Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Volney.    

 

Arrrgh! Pirate Day set for July 24

More than 30 children -- most dressed in pirate garb like Emergy, Nolan and Aaron O’Brien, above -- showed up at the H. Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego July 10 for Kids’ Pirate Day. Young lads and lasses can consort with fellow pirates; land lubbers can throw in with the lot and become pirates for a day. The morning of fun and educational activities includes games, music, pirate grub, tours of historic vessels, a scavenger hunt and treasure to take home. The program is appropriate for children ages 2 to 12. Tickets are $12 per child and members discounts are available. Another event will be held 10 a.m. to noon Thursday July 24. Contact the H. Lee White Marine Museum at 342-0480 or programs@hleewhitemarinemuseum.com for more information. Photo submitted by Faith O’Brien
More than 30 children — most dressed in pirate garb like Emergy, Nolan and Aaron O’Brien, above — showed up at the H. Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego July 10 for Kids’ Pirate Day. Young lads and lasses can consort with fellow pirates; land lubbers can throw in with the lot and become pirates for a day. The morning of fun and educational activities includes games, music, pirate grub, tours of historic vessels, a scavenger hunt and treasure to take home. The program is appropriate for children ages 2 to 12. Tickets are $12 per child and members discounts are available. Another event will be held 10 a.m. to noon Thursday July 24. Contact the H. Lee White Marine Museum at 342-0480 or programs@hleewhitemarinemuseum.com for more information.
Photo submitted by Faith O’Brien

Concert band performs Wednesday in Breitbeck Park

The Oswego City Concert Band and Jazz Band concert schedule has been announced.

An Oswego tradition for almost 80 years, these free Wednesday night concerts overlook beautiful Lake Ontario, while providing an enjoyable evening for the young and young at heart.

The concert band, under the direction of Trevor Jorgensen, will perform at 7:30 p.m. July 16 (today), and at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 and 13. The band performs traditional marches, overtures, and other classic band literature, along with music from Broadway musicals and film.

The Jazz Band, under the direction of Stan Gosek, will take the stage at 7 p.m. Aug. 20. These concerts feature the music of the greatest “Big Bands” of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, along with contemporary groups such as Maynard Ferguson and others.

All concerts are at Breitbeck Park and concert goers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

The concerts are sponsored by the City of Oswego, with additional funding provided by the Music Performance Trust Fund and Oswego County Musicians Union, local 267-441.

Learn about Battle of Oswego at program tonight at Fort Ontario

Storming Fort Oswego, on Lake Ontario, North America.  May 6, 1814.  Drawn by Captain Steele.  Engraved by R. Havell & Son, London; Published April 8, 1817.  Image depicts removal of British wounded and dead off Flat Rock, by the Post Cemetery at Fort Ontario.
Storming Fort Oswego, on Lake Ontario, North America. May 6, 1814. Drawn by Captain Steele. Engraved by R. Havell & Son, London; Published April 8, 1817. Image depicts removal of British wounded and dead off Flat Rock, by the Post Cemetery at Fort Ontario.

Col. Harold Youmans, U.S. Army Retired, will present an illustrated lecture entitled “Eight Days in May, the British Raid at Oswego, New York,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 (today) in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at old Fort Ontario.  Continue reading

Donors needed to prevent blood shortage

The American Red Cross asks blood and platelet donors to help prevent a summer shortage by making an appointment to roll up a sleeve in July and August.

With blood and platelet donation appointments currently lower than what is needed to maintain a sufficient blood supply, donors of all blood types are urged to schedule an appointment now, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative.

The Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients across the country. This can be challenging during the summer months of June, July and August, when an average of two fewer donors schedule an appointment to give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need.

This seasonal challenge can be overcome if just two more donors – above what is expected – make an appointment and give blood at each Red Cross blood drive the rest of the summer.

“Vacations and other summer activities often conflict with donation appointments for regular blood donors, which makes summer a very difficult time to collect blood donations,” said Kay E. Schwartz, CEO, Red Cross New York- Penn Blood Services Region. “Donations decline further near summer holidays like Independence Day. A blood or platelet donation now can help sustain an adequate blood supply this summer.”

Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to find a nearby blood donation opportunity or schedule an appointment.

Here are some upcoming blood drives in Oswego County:

** 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 16, Oswego Industries, Fulton

** 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19, Walmart, Granby

** 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 22, Eastern Shore Associates, Fulton.

** 1 to 6:30 p.m., July 22, school board room, Hannibal High School

** 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 2, Mexico United Methodist Church

** 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 2, Brennan’s Beach