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Maroun first-grader takes citizenship to heart

Pictured is Maroun Elementary student Kyle Doppelheuer with Salvation Army representative Gayle Luby and his parents Chris and Cassey Doppelheuer. The first-grader donated $1,000 to the Salvation Army.
Pictured is Maroun Elementary student Kyle Doppelheuer with Salvation Army representative Gayle Luby and his parents Chris and Cassey Doppelheuer. The first-grader donated $1,000 to the Salvation Army.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Kyle Doppelheuer, a first-grader at Michael A. Maroun Elementary in Phoenix, embodies the school’s word of the month — citizenship.  Continue reading

It’s farmers market time!

Shayla Harris, right, of Halstead’s Harvest in Wolcott, waits on a customer at the Fulton Farmers’ Market last Saturday. As more and more fresh fruits and vegetables start popping out of the ground, these delectable delights will be popping up at area farmers’ markets. There are a number of them in Oswego County with numerous vendors selling all types of foods and plants. Oswego County markets are: Fulton, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Canalview Plaza; Volney, 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Route 3 near the town hall; Pulaski, 4 to 8 p.m., Fridays, South Park off Main Street; Oswego, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, West First Street between Bridge and Oneida streets; New Haven, 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, town hall Route 104; Phoenix, 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Three Rivers Plaza; Lacona, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, corner of Maple and Harwood drives, Lacona; Hillside, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, State Route 3, west of Pulaski. Valley News photo by Debra J. Groom
Shayla Harris, right, of Halstead’s Harvest in Wolcott, waits on a customer at the Fulton Farmers Market last Saturday. As more and more fresh fruits and vegetables start popping out of the ground, these delectable delights will be popping up at area farmers markets. There are a number of them in Oswego County with numerous vendors selling all types of foods and plants. Oswego County markets are: Fulton, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Canalview Plaza; Volney, 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Route 3 near the town hall; Pulaski, 4 to 8 p.m., Fridays, South Park off Main Street; Oswego, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, West First Street between Bridge and Oneida streets; New Haven, 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, town hall Route 104; Phoenix, 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Three Rivers Plaza; Lacona, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, corner of Maple and Harwood drives, Lacona; Hillside, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, State Route 3, west of Pulaski.
Valley News photo by Debra J. Groom

Tire Amnesty Day Saturday, June 14

Don’t forget.

If you’ve got old junk tires to get rid of then Saturday is your day. It’s the second of two Tire Amnesty Days in Oswego County.

Normal tire disposal fees will be waived for people bringing tires to the county transfer stations from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday June 14.

The event is sponsored by state Sen. Patty Ritchie and the Oswego County Legislature to allow residents to safely dispose of unwanted tires and reduce mosquito-breeding habitats.

Oswego County transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers are located at Bristol Hill, 3125 NYS Route 3, Volney; 1167 County Route 7, Hannibal; 1391 U.S. Route 11, Hastings; 700 E. Seneca St., Oswego; and 100 County Route 2A, Pulaski.

“I’m pleased to once again partner with Oswego County to host these free tire disposal events and help residents take the necessary precautions to reduce the risks associated with exposure to mosquitoes,” Ritchie said.

Frank Visser, Oswego County Solid Waste Director, said the county will accept up to eight tires per household at no charge to Oswego County residents. Additional tires will be accepted but they must be weighed in on the transfer station scales. There will be a $10 minimum fee for additional tires. Tractor tires must be cut into quarters.

For more information, call the Department of Solid Waste at 591-9200, or visit http://www.oswegocounty.com/dsw/index.html.

For more information on preventing the spread of EEE, West Nile, and other diseases carried by mosquitoes, visit http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/west_nile_virus/.

 

 

News in Brief

Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen and members of the Common Council have announced the City of Oswego Council meetings and Committee meetings are now available for viewing on the day following the meeting date, on the link to our YouTube channel.

Go to youtube.com/channel/UCjp9sVSSFncexdl9vFNwqCQ

 The public can now go to that link and watch tapings of both the committee and council meetings. They can also do a YouTube channel search for “City of Oswego”  and the meetings will show up in this search as well.

Live broadcasts of the meetings are still being arranged through Time Warner Cable, and as soon as they are available, we will make that announcement.

If you have any questions, call the mayor’s office at 342-8136. Continue reading

Waldby interns at Chirello agency

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Kristin Waldby, a junior communication and sociology double major at the University at Buffalo,  has joined Steve Chirello Advertising this summer as an intern.

Waldby, of Phoenix, will work on market research, various publicity and news writing, and advertising and television production for clients in retail, service, financial and educational fields, Chirello said.  Continue reading

Birdlebough students exhibit at GENIUS Olympiad

John C. Birdlebough High School earth science honors students earned awards at the Regional GENIUS Olympiad in April. Shane Girard, left, earned second place for his research project about the impact of melting ice caps on the environment. The pair of Nicholas Bernard, middle, and Jonathan George earned first place for their research project entitled “How Does Climate Change Impact the Cryosphere?” This first place finish earned the pair an invitation to compete in the International GENIUS Olympiad at SUNY Oswego June 15 through 20. Photo courtesy of Oswego County BOCES
John C. Birdlebough High School earth science honors students earned awards at the Regional GENIUS Olympiad in April. Shane Girard, left, earned second place for his research project about the impact of melting ice caps on the environment. The pair of Nicholas Bernard, middle, and Jonathan George earned first place for their research project entitled “How Does Climate Change Impact the Cryosphere?” This first place finish earned the pair an invitation to compete in the International GENIUS Olympiad at SUNY Oswego June 15 through 20.
Photo courtesy of Oswego County BOCES

By Ashley M. Casey

Two students from John C. Birdlebough High School in Phoenix are headed to the international GENIUS Olympiad, held June 15-20 at SUNY Oswego. The GENIUS Olympiad is a competition for high school students in the areas of science, art, design, writing and music.

Nicholas Bernard and Jonathan George, both ninth-graders in Susan Sharp’s earth science honors class, will present their research project “How Does Climate Change Impact the Cryosphere?” at the competition, which will host about 600 students from more than 50 countries. Continue reading

Ninth-graders shine at Birdlebough earth science symposium

Cassady Konu earned the Scientific Method Award at the inaugural John C. Birdlebough Earth Science Research Symposium. She presented a research project to a panel of judges about the impact of global warming on hurricanes.
Cassady Konu earned the Scientific Method Award at the inaugural John C. Birdlebough Earth Science Research Symposium. She presented a research project to a panel of judges about the impact of global warming on hurricanes.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

An inaugural Earth Science Research Symposium at Phoenix’s John C. Birdlebough High School featured the research of 42 students from the school’s freshman class.

Earth science honors students from Susan Sharp and Andrea Ackles’ classes started tackling their research project assignments for the symposium back in early October.  Continue reading