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Kenneth Holland, former Phoenix schools transportation supervisor

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.

 

Leighton Elementary students honored for reading

The “4” the Love of Reading  Award was presented to students at the Frederick Leighton Elementary School. Long time educator Norma Barnes retired from the district several years ago, but her support of her former school continues. She annually donates books to the school library as part of a grant she received from Walmart.  This year the fourth grade reading awards were given to Alexander (Sasha) Loayza and Kate Cloonan.  They were joined in the celebration of the recognition by Principal Julie Burger (far right) and fourth grade teachers Jessica Bowman and Terri Fear.
The “4” the Love of Reading Award was presented to students at the Frederick Leighton Elementary School. Long time educator Norma Barnes retired from the district several years ago, but her support of her former school continues. She annually donates books to the school library as part of a grant she received from Walmart. This year the fourth grade reading awards were given to Alexander (Sasha) Loayza and Kate Cloonan. They were joined in the celebration of the recognition by Principal Julie Burger (far right) and fourth grade teachers Jessica Bowman and Terri Fear.

Fitzhugh Park students donate more than $500 to Oswego Oncology

Fitzhugh Park Elementary School students donated $509 to Oswego Oncology as the result of the “Crafting for a Cure” campaign. Gathered for the presentation were Alyssa Searor, Maddy Graham, Nicole Anthony, Nurse Administrator Steve Thomas and Fitzhugh Park teacher Chris Haessig,
Fitzhugh Park Elementary School students donated $509 to Oswego Oncology as the result of the “Crafting for a Cure” campaign. Gathered for the presentation were Alyssa Searor, Maddy Graham, Nicole Anthony, Nurse Administrator Steve Thomas and Fitzhugh Park teacher Chris Haessig,

The Fitzhugh Park Elementary School “Crafting for the Cure” proved to be a tremendous success.

Students at the Oswego school gathered after school to design and construct a variety of craft items that culminated with a generous donation of more than $1,000 to the Golisano Children’s Hospital and Oswego Oncology.

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Afterschool programs coming back to Fulton, Hannibal

By Debra J. Groom

Oswego County Opportunities will bring back afterschool programs at Fulton Junior High and Kenney Middle School in Hannibal thanks to money from the state.

State officials announced Friday $10.9 million in new grants for 68 Advantage After School Programs across New York state. OCO is receiving $220,000 to provide an afterschool program at the two schools.

According to a news release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, the Advantage After School Programs provide thousands of school-age children with youth development opportunities for three hours at the end of each school day.  Continue reading

Phoenix kids learn bicycle safety

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On June 27, preschool and school-age students at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix learned about bike safety. 

Billie Brady Crandall from the Oswego County Traffic Safety Board talked to the students about the importance of wearing a helmet to protect their brain.

In the photo directly above, Crandall is shown putting the bike helmet on Trenton Hoyt to demonstrate the correct way to wear the bike helmet. She also went over the road signs and what they mean. She explained that not only do drivers of vehicles have to abide to the traffic rules, so do bicyclists. Continue reading