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It’s time for the Oswego County Fair!

An overview of the hustle and bustle at the Oswego County Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek during the annual Oswego County Fair. The fair opens its run this year Wednesday July 2 and runs through Sunday July 6. There is free admission and free parking, but some grandstand shows may charge an admission fee. The fairgrounds is on Ellisburg Street, a left turn off Route 11 if you’re heading north right by the Tops grocery store.
An overview of the hustle and bustle at the Oswego County Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek during the annual Oswego County Fair. The fair opens its run this year Wednesday July 2 and runs through Sunday July 6. There is free admission and free parking, but some grandstand shows may charge an admission fee. The fairgrounds is on Ellisburg Street, a left turn off Route 11 if you’re heading north right by the Tops grocery store.

fairBy Debra J. Groom

It’s summer, time to get outdoors and have some fun.

And what better place for some fun than the Oswego County Fair.

July 2 kicks off the 2014 version of the fair, complete with everything attendees have come to know and love and even some new attractions. Continue reading

Birdlebough juniors receive scholarships

Juniors at John C. Birdlebough High recently earned scholarships recognizing them for their leadership, innovation, community involvement, problem-solving abilities and academic achievement. In front, from left, are Taylor Chesboro, Emma Brunell, Emilie Schneider, Finella Campanino, Olivia Uttamsingh, Ashley Centner, Hannah Lees, Delaine May and Abigail Ewald. In back, from left, are Jacqueline Greer, Andrew Smith, Shaun Turner, Wyatt Parker, Benjamin Bulgrien and Justin Ross.
Juniors at John C. Birdlebough High recently earned scholarships recognizing them for their leadership, innovation, community involvement, problem-solving abilities and academic achievement. In front, from left, are Taylor Chesboro, Emma Brunell, Emilie Schneider, Finella Campanino, Olivia Uttamsingh, Ashley Centner, Hannah Lees, Delaine May and Abigail Ewald. In back, from left, are Jacqueline Greer, Andrew Smith, Shaun Turner, Wyatt Parker, Benjamin Bulgrien and Justin Ross.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Graduating seniors at John C. Birdlebough High School were not the only students to earn academic recognition and scholarships during year-end ceremonies.

A total of 15 junior students received major financial awards as well. Continue reading

BOCES students inducted into Technical Honor Society

During the recent National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony, Koti Turner, an Oswego County BOCES Public Safety and Justice student, lights a candle to signify one of the seven attributes required for membership in the organization.
During the recent National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony, Koti Turner, an Oswego County BOCES Public Safety and Justice student, lights a candle to signify one of the seven attributes required for membership in the organization.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Surrounded by a standing-room-only crowd of friends and family members, Oswego County BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students were recognized for their commitment to their schoolwork and for their exemplary citizenship and service outside of the classroom. Continue reading

Free Fishing Weekend in Oswego County

Oswego County offers plenty of places for fishing, like the state State Boat Launch at Mexico Point, for New York’s free fishing weekend. You might even see some other wildlife go by.  Photo by Oswego County Tourism
Oswego County offers plenty of places for fishing, like the state State Boat Launch at Mexico Point, for New York’s free fishing weekend. You might even see some other wildlife go by.
Photo by Oswego County Tourism

By Spider Rybaak

Have you ever found yourself looking out over a lake or stream and suddenly feeling the urge to go fishing? 

Perhaps you’ve been held back by the thought of dishing out your hard-earned money on something you’re not sure of? 

Well, the authorities understand and the state Department of Environmental Conservation offers an annual Free Fishing Weekend to help you get started.  Continue reading

Phoenix grad, rising music star Kayleigh Moyer hosts drum clinic at Dillon

Kayleigh Moyer, a graduate of Phoenix schools and a rising star in the music industry, teaches Emerson J. Dillon students the art of drumming during a recent clinic she put on at the school.
Kayleigh Moyer, a graduate of Phoenix schools and a rising star in the music industry, teaches Emerson J. Dillon students the art of drumming during a recent clinic she put on at the school.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

As a John C. Birdlebough High School graduate, Kayleigh Moyer has deep roots in the Phoenix community and its music scene. Continue reading

Dillon Middle School inducts National Junior Honor Society members

2014 Emerson J. Dillon National Junior Honor Society inductees are pictured above following a candle lighting ceremony in their honor. Front row, left to right, are: Gabriella Allen, Kearra Backus, Marcus Berube, Erika Brown, Gianna DeRoberts, Hannah Gilbert, Kimber Hendrix, and Megan Hess. Middle row, left to right, are: Crystal Stobart, Mariah Sheirer, Lauren Schmidt, Kristine Rowe, Olivia Ripley, Breanna Mitchell, Ashley Margrey, Wendy Li, and Emilie Hilliard. Back row, left to right, are: Edward Zeller, Garrett Watkins, Joshua VanGorder, Alisa Trudell, and Olivia Thrall.
2014 Emerson J. Dillon National Junior Honor Society inductees are pictured above following a candle lighting ceremony in their honor. Front row, left to right, are: Gabriella Allen, Kearra Backus, Marcus Berube, Erika Brown, Gianna DeRoberts, Hannah Gilbert, Kimber Hendrix, and Megan Hess. Middle row, left to right, are: Crystal Stobart, Mariah Sheirer, Lauren Schmidt, Kristine Rowe, Olivia Ripley, Breanna Mitchell, Ashley Margrey, Wendy Li, and Emilie Hilliard. Back row, left to right, are: Edward Zeller, Garrett Watkins, Joshua VanGorder, Alisa Trudell, and Olivia Thrall.

Twenty-two students from Phoenix’s Emerson J. Dillon (EJD) Middle School finished the school year earning distinguished honors from the school’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Continue reading