The Club House Tavern in Oswego and Eagle Beverage have joined together to cook up an idea to benefit United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Stuff-a-Bus campaign.
From 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, the Club House Tavern, 126 W. Second St., Oswego will host a breakfast in support of United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign.
Sponsored by Eagle Beverage and The Club House Tavern, and coordinated by a committee co-chaired by Dan and Liz Dorsey of Eagle Beverage, the breakfast is open to the public.
The suggested donation for the breakfast is $5 with all donations benefiting the Stuff-A-Bus campaign that helps provides area youth in need with the supplies they need to begin the school year.
There also will be a drawing at the breakfast for a cruiser bicycle donated by Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage.
“This is the ninth year that we have hosted this event,” said Robert McGrath, owner of the Club House Tavern.
“The United Way does a lot to benefit the youth in our community and we are happy to be able to support their efforts and help raise money for their programs. With the city filled with visitors for Harborfest we are looking forward to welcoming a big crowd,” McGrath said.
“We are very appreciative of the support we are receiving from The Club House Tavern, Eagle Beverage, and our planning committee,” said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler.
“It’s encouraging to see that businesses and community members recognize the importance of helping our youth and supporting their United Way,” Trexler said.
“Last year our ‘Stuff-A-Bus’ program served approximately 1,400 students and we would like to help even more this year. I am looking forward to the event and I hope our community members join us for a delicious breakfast,” she said.
In addition to the breakfast, the United Way will also be holding a drawing for a chance to win a Beach Cruiser Bicycle, courtesy of Eagle Beverage. Tickets are available through the United Way.
Made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign involves the collection of donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.
The highlight of the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign will be a special collection day on Aug. 20 when school buses will be at the following sites from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept donations:
** Wal-Mart, Route 49 in Central Square
** Wal-Mart, Route 104 in Oswego
** Wal-Mart, Route 3 in Granby
** Kinney Drugs, 3318 Main St.,Mexico
** Kinney Drugs, 3873 Rome Road, Pulaski
** Kinney Drugs, 17 S. First St., Fulton
** Hannibal Village Market IGA, Route 3, Hannibal
** Fulton Savings Bank parking lot, Route 57 in Phoenix
For more information on the breakfast, or the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, or the drawing for the mountain bike, call the United Way office at 593-1900.
New York state is offering two-hour training sessions for residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible.
In Oswego, a session will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, in SUNY Oswego’s Sheldon Hall ballroom.
Participants are required to register in advance at http://www.prepare.ny.gov/training-events.
“With severe weather events becoming more frequent and more extreme, it is more important than ever that New Yorkers are prepared for disasters and know what to do in an emergency,” said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
On July 8, four tornados hit New York state, including one that killed four people in Madison County in Central New York.
Trainings will be led by the New York National Guard, working with experts from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Emergency Management and Office of Fire Prevention and Control.
Training sessions are coordinated with local county emergency management personnel.
Oswego’s session is endorsed by the governor, state Sen. Patty Ritchie, Assembly member Will Barclay, Oswego County Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner and Minority Leader Michael Kunzwiler, and Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen.
The training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies.
A key component of this training is distribution of free New York State Disaster Preparedness Kits to all participants (one per family) containing key items to assist individuals in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
Items in the kit include an AM-FM pocket radio with batteries, packs of drinking water, food bars, a first aid kit, duct tape and other items that may be useful in the event of a disaster.
Together, the training and kits will help New Yorkers be the most-trained and best-prepared citizens in the country.
More information is available online at http://www.prepare.ny.gov.
The Charles E. Riley Elementary School sixth-grade honors assembly provided the opportunity to recognize those students moving on to the Oswego Middle School while at the same time congratulating them for their academic effort.
Along with the presentation of certificates were several individual awards including the “Principal’s American Citizenship Award” presented by CER Principal Dr. Linda Doty to Owen Warner
Doty also presented this year’s Triple “C” Award from the state attorney general for “character, courage and commitment” to Matthew Oldenburg.
Several sixth-graders also were recognized with the Presidential Awards for Excellence and received a certificate signed by President Barack Obama.
Those earning the excellence honors included Megan Albright, Benjamin Caster, Alexandria Delfino, Molly Fitzgibbons, Miranda Gilbert, Olivia Henderson, Kayla Hockey, Sammi Jiang, Colin Li, Rielly Rozyczko, Owen Warner and Jacob Vickery.
Students receiving the “achievement” award included Mackenzi Belson, Leandra Davis, Zachary Kingsley, Matthew Oldenburg, Estie Proano, Kalysha Rourke and Trevor Rousselle.
The sixth-grade class was recognized by Doty as well as their teachers Eric McCrobie and Cindy Farnsworth.
This year’s students advancing to the Oswego Middle School are Megan Albright, Damien Allen, Lillian Alton, James Baker III, Mackenzi Belson, Madison Belson, Matthew Bonnell, Sara Boyzuck, Lauren Briglin, Benjamin Caster, Alexis Centrone, Julissa Davis, Leandra Davis, Christa Delaney, Alexandria Delfino, Logan Engle, Blake Fidler, Molly Fitzgibbons, Haley Gardner, Miranda Gilbert, Olivia Henderson, Jesse Hill Jr., Kayla Hockey, Sammi Jiang, Gabriel Jimenez, Natalya Jimenez, Destiny Kelley and Loretta Kelley.
Also moving on are Zachary Kingsley, Emma Kozel, Katelyn Lagoe, Mia Lamphear, James Lee, Colin Li, Benjamin Martin, Matthew Oldenburg, Deizmend Perez, Joseph Powers, Estie Proano, Kalysha Rourke, Trevor Rousselle, Rielly Rozyczko, Faith Sams, James Tesoriero IV, Grace Verny-Rasmussen, Jacob Vickery, Owen Warner, Jacob Weigand, Gavin Weiss, Anthony Wilson and Tiffany Woods.
Meanwhile, another highlight of the honors ceremony was the dedication of the yearbook to senior custodian Steve Quesnell.
Minetto Elementary School sixth-graders were in the spotlight at the annual honors program conducted before a cafeteria-packed with parents, friends, family and staff members.
Principal Dean Goewey presented certificates to each sixth-grader and also recognized several other students with special awards.
The “Principal’s American Citizenship Award” was presented Nicole DelConte, Andrew Gentile and Megan Delong while the New York State Attorney General Triple “C” Award for “character, courage and commitment” was given Charlene Brockway and Cierra Dunning.
Former Minetto alumni Molly Malone and Kyle Collins, who were members of the Oswego High School “Class of 2014,” addressed the students and provided them with some information that will benefit them in their academic journey through middle school and high school.
Receiving the “President Award for Educational Excellence” as they excelled academically and have exceeded proficiency on the New York State Test in English Language Arts and Math were Phillip Kelly and Adam Lofthouse.
The “President Award for Academic Achievement” was also presented for outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment and intellectual development.
The honored students included Hannah Blackburn, Charlene Brockway, Carson Colucci, Cole Cullinan, Kaitlyn Czerow, Emily Dann, Grace Deland, Nicole DelConte, Megan Delong, Cierra Dunning, Andrew Gentile, Clare Hook, Noah Lyboult, Morgan Mace, Seth Perrin, Wolfgang Pierce and Cody Vincent.
Students also received awards for band, orchestra, vocal music, art, physical education, science, social studies, reading, writing and mathematics.
Joining Goewey for the presentation of certificates to the students were teachers Tracy Anderson, Shirley Hadley and Tanya Wadsworth.
Minetto sixth-graders moving on to the Oswego Middle School in September include, from Anderson’s class, Tyler Bieganowski, Charlene Brockway, Lucas Capstraw, Cole Cullinan, Emily Dann, Andrew Gentile, Skyler Green, Clare Hook, Rilye Johnson, Brittany Kaye, Phillip Kelly, Adam Lofthouse, Morgan Mace, Ashley Mays, Seth Perrin, Elizabeth Wallace, Kylie Wallace and Chase Wegzyn.
From Wadsworth’s class Julian Allen, Garrett Besaw, Hannah Blackburn, Mason Cass, Joshua Collett, Carson Colucci, Kaitlyn Czerow, Grace Deland, Nicole DelConte, Cierra Dunning, Michael Gushlaw, Mark Jones, Jayden Lee, Riley Mahoney, Courtney Perras, Jerry Sliwa, Alexandria Stowell, Cody Vincent and Mariah Woodward.
The remaining sixth-graders, in Hadley’s class, moving on to Oswego Middle School were Hailey Babcock, Dustin Burden, Megan Delong, Dalton Gibson, David Greene, Mary Hamilton, Nichole Lambo, Joshua Lane, Noah Lyboult, Patricia Milner, Logen Nelson, Wolfgang Pierce, Andie Rose, Emily Shurtliff, Hunter Thompson, Kathleen Thompson and Alexander Thorpe.