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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