Treadwell re-elected to economic development board

Treadwell
Treadwell

Operation Oswego County Executive Director L. Michael Treadwell, CEcD, was re-elected to another two-year term on the board of directors of the state Economic Development Council at the organization’s annual meeting held in Cooperstown May 21.

The state Economic Development Council is the state’s principal organization representing economic development organizations and professionals.

Its 700 members include industrial development agencies, development corporations, commercial and investment banks, underwriters, bond counsels, utilities, chambers of commerce and private corporations.

In addition to distributing a quarterly newsletter, the organization conducts educational courses and seminars on topics of interest to its membership. The organization also monitors state and federal legislation that impacts economic development.

For more information about economic development services in Oswego County, call OOC, Oswego County’s designated economic development agency, at 343-1545 or visit www.oswegocounty.org.

World comes to Oswego June 15 for GENIUS Olympiad

High school students from around the world take the stage at the 2013 award ceremony of SUNY Oswego’s GENIUS Olympiad environmental competition. The 2014 finals will take place June 15 to 20 at the college, with the free public opening ceremony and display of projects at 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 16, in the Campus Center arena.
High school students from around the world take the stage at the 2013 award ceremony of SUNY Oswego’s GENIUS Olympiad environmental competition. The 2014 finals will take place June 15 to 20 at the college, with the free public opening ceremony and display of projects at 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 16, in the Campus Center arena.

The fourth annual SUNY Oswego GENIUS Olympiad high school environmental competition will welcome a record turnout of about 600 students, supervisors and guests from around the world June 15 to 20 to the shores of Lake Ontario.

The finalists visiting Oswego hail from near — high schools in Oswego and Onondaga counties and 29 states in all — and far — Albania and Azerbaijan, Turkey and Tanzania, and 46 other countries.  Continue reading

Fulton students ‘tell stories’

Fairgrieve Elementary School student Evalynn Dickens entertains the crowd with her story, “Rabbit Counts the Crocodiles,” during the districtwide storytelling festival recently in Fulton.
Fairgrieve Elementary School student Evalynn Dickens entertains the crowd with her story, “Rabbit Counts the Crocodiles,” during the districtwide storytelling festival recently in Fulton.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

A storytelling project that began at the classroom level in each of the Fulton elementary schools culminated with a districtwide festival recently, as nearly two dozen students entertained friends and family with a variety of tales.

Divided into two groups based on grade level, the students immersed themselves in each story as they gestured and acted out tall tales, short stories, myths, legend and fables.  Continue reading

High schoolers bid farewell to Hannibal music

Senior Nate Wood sang a solo during the spring concert’s last number -- selections from the Broadway hit “American Idiot.”
Senior Nate Wood sang a solo during the spring concert’s last number — selections from the Broadway hit “American Idiot.”

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

The Hannibal High School chorus performed their last concert of the year May 20.

The theme of the night was endings and beginnings. 

The spring concert featured student performers in the Guitar Class, Senior Chorus and Pop! Choir. 

Choral students were under the direction of Abel Searor. The Guitar Class was under the instruction of Shirley Terrinoni. 

Fulton woman ‘steps out’ for scleroderma awareness

Dawn Erikson died of complications from scleroderma in 2005. Her family started the "Forever Dawn" team at Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma in her name.
Dawn Erikson died of complications from scleroderma in 2005. Her family started the “Forever Dawn” team at Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma in her name.

By Ashley M. Casey

Like many people, Eleanor Single had never even heard of scleroderma until her daughter, Dawn Erikson, was diagnosed with the condition, a connective tissue disorder that causes scar tissue to build up and harden in the skin and other organs.

Since Dawn’s death from scleroderma complications, Single has worked to raise awareness and funds for the autoimmune disorder through the “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” walk.

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Casting complete for “Shrek the Musical”

The Oswego Children’s Theater recently held the first Rehearsal for their up-coming Production of “Shrek the Musical” Pictured in the photo are cast members Left to right, Front Row - Madeline Loomis & Abby Field, Second Row - Audrey Donovan , Grace Mason, Baxter Mason, Juliana Smith, Ellery Clarke, Ethan Cliff, Maya Loomis, Third Row – Abigail Lareau, Caroline Gray, Jessica Johnston, Doug Schneider, Leah Mullen, Faith Washington, Ella Shambo, and Lyndsie Lee Jones, director, at top.
The Oswego Children’s Theater recently held the first Rehearsal for their up-coming Production of “Shrek the Musical” Pictured in the photo are cast members Left to right, Front Row – Madeline Loomis & Abby Field, Second Row – Audrey Donovan , Grace Mason, Baxter Mason, Juliana Smith, Ellery Clarke, Ethan Cliff, Maya Loomis, Third Row – Abigail Lareau, Caroline Gray, Jessica Johnston, Doug Schneider, Leah Mullen, Faith Washington, Ella Shambo, and Lyndsie Lee Jones, director, at top.

The Oswego Children’s Theater has completed casting for its next production, of “Shrek the Musical.”

The musical play is based on the 2001 DreamWorks animated film “Shrek” and follows the adventures of a cantankerous Ogre named Shrek, his talking donkey friend and the beautiful princess Fiona.

The production features a huge cast of area youth including Doug Schneider in the role of Shrek, Leah Mullen as Fiona, Catrina Edwards as Donkey, Ryan Smith as Lord Farquad and Caroline Gray as the Dragon.

Other cast members include Ellery Clarke as the White Rabbitl; Ethan Cliff as Little Shrek; Audrey Donavan as Pig #1; Jessica Johnston as Mama Bear; Arianna Jones as a Bunny; Abigail Lareau as the Pig#2; Madeline Loomis as Teen Fiona; Maya Loomis as the elf; Baxter Mason as Pinocchio; Zander Mason as the Ugly Duckling; Grace Mason as Young Fiona; Odin Mosher as the Dish with the Spoon; Megan Murtha as The Fairy Godmother; Elijah Shambo as the Bishop; Ella Shambo as the Mad Hatter; and Issac Shambo as Grumpy the Dwarf.

Also: Tate Shambo as Puss-n-Boots; Julianna Smith as Gingy; Gregory Thomas as the Cow who jumped over the moon; Beatta Trovato as the Big Bad Wolf; Cody Vincent as the Captain of the Guard; and Faith Washington as the Wicked Witch.

In addition the supporting cast appears in multiple other roles as townspeople, Guards, and various fairy tale characters.

“Shrek the Musical” was adapted for the stage by David Lyndsay-Abaire, who wrote the book and lyrics, with music by Jeanine Tesori.

The show is directed by Lyndsie Lee Jones, with Music Director Kenneth C Jones, assisted by Dan Williams and Wayne A Mosher Jr.

The Show is produced By Kelly Mosher, who will also costume design with Florence Ross. Abby Field will act as stage manager assisted by Faith Washington.

Makeup designer will be Amanda Mosher. Adam Thompson will assist with the lights.

“Shrek the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).

The production is set for 7:30 p.m. July 11, 12, 18, and 19, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. July 13, 19 and 20.

All performances will be in the theater space at the New Haven Congregational Church, on State Route 104 East between Oswego and Mexico.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.

For reservations and more information,  call 342-5265

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