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In his new book, Dr. Alok Kumar, a professor of physics at SUNY Oswego, describes and documents the development of scientific and mathematical concepts in South Asia centuries — and in some cases millennia — before they were rediscovered or adopted in Europe. Continue reading
It is never too early to register a student for school.
Registration for the 2014-15 school year is underway in the Oswego City School District. Anyone who has recently moved into the Oswego City School District or has had a change of address is asked to register his or her child or children as soon as possible. Continue reading
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Oswego City School District students were recognized in the 26th Oswego County Reading Council Writing Contest. Continue reading
At the G. Ray Bodley High School Commencement Ceremony held in June, theater awards were presented to two honor graduates, Jacob Strauss and Bradley Crofoot.
Strauss received the 2014 Quirk’s Players Directors’ Award, which is presented to a graduating senior who displays dedication to the theater program at G. Ray Bodley, sets high performance standards, inspires others to excel and serves as a role model for other members.
Crofoot received the 2014 William Quirk Memorial Award For Achievement in Theatre.
Presented in memory of William Quirk, a long-time English teacher and theater director at both Fulton High School and G. Ray Bodley High School, the Quirk Award is presented to the graduating senior who has made the greatest contribution to the theater program at Bodley during his/her high school years.
Both young men have participated in numerous productions with Quirk’s Players at G. Ray Bodley High School.
Strauss has been a dedicated member of the Quirk’s Players’ tech crew on several shows, but did appear on stage in What The Bellhop Saw and Curtains.
Crofoot has appeared in many plays with Quirk’s Players including Hello, Dolly!, What The Bellhop Saw, The Laramie Project and most recently, Curtains, where he was cast in the lead role as Lt. Frank Cioffi.
“We are extremely proud to be able to honor Jake and Brad with these awards,” said Tom Briggs, theater director at G. Ray Bodley High School.
“Both young men are hard workers who have served as excellent role models in the theatre program at our school. They are mature, dependable and have helped make our productions most successful. We thank them for their contributions and will miss them greatly next year.”
Strauss is joining the freshman class at SUNY Plattsburgh and Crofoot is continuing his studies at Cayuga Community College and will later transfer to SUNY Oswego.
Kenneth M. Holland, of River Road, Phoenix, died Monday July 21, 2014 in Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw, NY at the age of 63.
He was born June 16, 1951 in Buffalo, a son of the late Merton and Mary (Carroll) Holland.
He was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton and was supervisor of transportation for Phoenix Central School where he had worked for 16 years prior to retiring.
An avid hunter, he was a member of the NRA, Tuscarora Hunting Club and Pathfinder Fish & Game.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Cahill) Holland whom he married in 1981; three sons, Kenneth Holland, Jr. of Brewerton, Kelly Holland of Houston, TX, Kyle Holland of Las Vegas, NV; a daughter, Krista (Timothy) Beechler of Java Center, NY; two granddaughters, Raena and Sydney; his beloved dog, Clicker; a sister, Beth Holland of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis Holland.
A Celebration of Kenneth’s Life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday July 27, 2014 at RFH’s Hideaway, 1058 County Route 57, Phoenix.
Memorials may be made to Scope-NY, 8316 Irish Rd., Colden, NY 14033-9777 (www.scopeny.org); Pathfinder Fish & Game Club, 116 Crescent Drive, Fulton, NY; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 (www.cancer.org).
Arrangements were completed by W. S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., 358 W. Main St., Arcade.
Online condolences may be offered at www.wsdavisfuneralhome.com.