With the help of volunteers, the ARISE Oswego County Ramp Program reached a new milestone this summer. During one weekend, volunteers built three ramps for three different families living in three different parts of the county – and they were able to do it twice. If additional volunteers lend a hand, there’s still time left(…)
By Scott Allardice It looks like the town of Volney may be raising taxes in 2014 in excess of the state-mandated cap on property tax increases. But it only looks that way, said Supervisor Dennis Lockwood. Revenues from a new water district in the town are expected to boost Volney’s income over the tax cap(…)
I would like to thank everyone who voted in the recent Primary Election, whether they voted for me or my opponent. While waiting for the results at the polls I had a chance to meet Ralph Stacy Jr., who will be my opponent in November. I found Ralph to be a gentleman and a friendly(…)
Onondaga Community College Provost Cathleen C. McColgin — formerly provost of the Fulton campus of Cayuga Community College — received the prestigious 2013 Multicultural Leadership Award at the National Diversity & Leadership Conference Sept. 19 at the California University of Pennsylvania. The Multicultural Leadership award recognizes individuals who have made a difference through their achievements(…)
A Benefit Fundraiser, “All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner” is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Oasis Room at Thunder Island on Wilcox Road in Granby. The event is taking place to raise money for the Barry family, Sue, Bob and Ryan. Ryan, 12, was riding a mountain bike at camp(…)
September as National Sewing Month is the perfect connection for CNY Arts Center to offer a return to the basics of sewing for a new generation. Sew You Can classes for ages 6-18 start Saturday, Sept. 28 and run throughout the fall at the Arts Center location at 357 State St. Methodist Church through the(…)
Submitted by Catholic Charities Catholic Charities of Oswego County has joined the growing list of area, business, clubs and organizations that have officially become tobacco-free environments. Using the resources of the Tobacco Free Network of Oswego County, Catholic Charities has gone tobacco free both inside and outside of its building. Mary Margaret Pezzella-Pekow, Catholic Charities(…)
By Ashley M. Casey Students at Cayuga Community College’s Fulton campus learned about the dangers of texting or drinking while driving in Arrive Alive’s virtual reality driving simulation on Sept. 17. UNITE International, a national distracted driving prevention organization, sends the Arrive Alive tour to high schools, colleges and other places around the country. After(…)
Fulton Memoirs Writing Project Participants of Jim Farfaglia’s memoir writing workshop will present “The Stories from Our Past that Inspire Our Future” at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Fulton Municipal Building, 141 S. First St. Refreshments will be available. For more information, visit jimfarfaglia.weebly.com or call the Fulton Public Library at 592-5159. By Ashley(…)
By Tracy Kinne The Lake Neatahwanta Revitalization Committee raised about $2,700 at a chicken barbecue fundraiser Sept. 7 at Bullhead Point, said Mayor Ronald L. Woodward Sr. Crystal English, owner of Shannons Hotdogs by Crystal, donated her proceeds from the day to the committee. Also, core samples taken from the bottom of the lake were(…)
By Tracy Kinne Fulton city councilors agreed in a special meeting Tuesday to advertise for bids for minor repairs and painting at the VanBuren Park tennis courts. “We’re going to try to get that done this year, weather permitting,” said Mayor Ronald L. Woodward Sr. Bids are due Sept. 20.
Mount Pleasant Grange, 2825 county Route 45, Volney, will host a waffle breakfast 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 21. Waffles will be topped with peaches and served with a breakfast buffet including sugar-free toppings. The New-To-You sale will be open 8 a.m. to noon upstairs at the grange that day.