I was saddened to hear that Vince Caravan, the alter ego of Etaoin Shrdlu (who wrote an occasional column for the Oswego Valley News when I worked there back in the mid-70s) passed away recently. Etaoin was unfailingly droll, like Vince — who was also an intelligent, generous and supportive mentor to me. Etaoin got(…)
The night the lights went out: How many people remember that night of the Northeast Power Failure? Mary Ann Cartner does. With her permission, I share with you now her personal account of that very scary event: “It was a dark, cold and rain-stormy night in Buffalo, New York on November 9, 1965. I was(…)
A-choo! A-choo! And may God Bless You! The sneeze – that sudden outburst from within that lets everyone around know that you are alive and well. “Where,” you may sometimes wonder, “did that come from?” My dictionaries are for the most part in agreement as to the definition of “sneeze.” From Webster’s Scholastic Dictionary: “To(…)
War of 1812 and Revolutionary War shipwrecks, rum runners, a National Weather Service forensic meteorologist,and the new Great Lakeswide boaters forecast are all on the Oct. 5 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Blue Byway Seminar agenda at the State University College at Oswego. Presenters at the 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. program co-sponsored by the Great(…)
The New York State Tax Department today unveiled an easy, fast and secure online STAR Registration platform for homeowners currently receiving the Basic STAR property tax exemption. The system will facilitate Governor Cuomo’s 2013-14 Budget initiative to save New York taxpayers millions by eliminating inappropriate STAR property tax exemptions. The STAR Program provides 2.6(…)
The Martville United Methodist Church will host a chicken and biscuit supper Aug. 29. Serving begins at 5 p.m.