Category Archives: Sports

All Aboard Fishing Weekend June 20-22

The Fair Haven Fishing Association is hosting its All Aboard Fishing Weekend Friday June 20 through Sunday June 22.  

This is the ninth year for fishing with children with special needs and the sixth Fair Haven Wounded Warriors fishing event for military personnel. 

More than 20 children from Fair Haven and the surrounding areas and 25 Fort Drum soldiers in the Warrior Transition Program and with special needs will join the fishing trip this year. Continue reading

Give the gift of hunting, fishing

Need a cool gift for that outdoorsman friend or family member?

Well the state has just what you need.

State Sen. Patty Ritchie’s bill directing the state to create “gift cards” that can be used for hunting and fishing license and other fees won final approval in the Senate last week.

“Hunting, fishing and outdoor sports are traditions that are handed on from generation to generation, and these gift cards will make it easier for parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends to share their love of the outdoors,” said  Ritchie.

Last year, the state Department of Environmental Conservation unveiled gift cards that could be used for camping fees at state-run campgrounds.

The cards were valued at $25 each, and the DEC even offered a one-time free giveaway last year to promote them to holiday shoppers.

Ritchie’s bill (S.6574) was previously approved by the Assembly, and will now be sent to the governor for his signature.

DEC has reported declining license sales in recent years, and Senator Ritchie said her proposal could help renew interest in hunting and fishing among the next generation, as well as help provide a convenient way for longtime outdoorsmen to continue to enjoy the sports.

Oswego High Athletes of the Month named

FitzGibbons Insurance owner John FitzGibbons  sponsors the “FitzGibbons Insurance Athletes of the Month”, in cooperation with the Oswego Buccaneer Booster Club and local businesses.  The April and May Oswego High School “Athletes of the Month” were  recognized recently. FitzGibbons was joined by Ryan Martin (lacrosse), Grace Gilbert (track),  Ontario Orchard’s Laurie Oleyourryk, Whitney Daino (softball), Alex Kemper (tennis) and  Buc Booster President Judy Queale-Dunsmoor. Each received a $25 gift certificate for Ontario Orchards.
FitzGibbons Insurance owner John FitzGibbons sponsors the “FitzGibbons Insurance Athletes of the Month”, in cooperation with the Oswego Buccaneer Booster Club and local businesses. The April and May Oswego High School “Athletes of the Month” were recognized recently. FitzGibbons was joined by Ryan Martin (lacrosse), Grace Gilbert (track), Ontario Orchard’s Laurie Oleyourryk, Whitney Daino (softball), Alex Kemper (tennis) and Buc Booster President Judy Queale-Dunsmoor. Each received a $25 gift certificate for Ontario Orchards.