Ride for Ramps is Saturday, May 31

ARISE & Ride for Ramps will take place on Saturday, May 31st at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego.

The event raises funds to provide ramps for families in Oswego County who cannot afford them. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever with past ramp recipients there to cheer on the participants.

Bikers take a ride around the beautiful North Country, runners take on the 5K, and kids will have the special opportunity to ride their bikes on the Oswego Speedway track! The event will also feature a chicken barbecue, great raffle items, bounce house, games and more.

Since 2004, the ARISE Ramp Program has provided ramps for more than 160 families across Oswego County. The Ride for Ramps event is the only major fundraising event for the ARISE program and all proceeds from the event are used to purchase lumber and other construction materials so volunteers can build ramps for families in need.

Check-in starts at 9:30 a.m. The 5K run/walk will start at 10 a.m., motorcycle ride will depart at 10:30 a.m., and the kids’ bike ride around the track will begin at 11:00 a.m.

The chicken barbecue will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants can register on-site on the day of the event. 

Hodgepodge: Doughnuts, old friends, and a new addition

Andy’s Doughnuts

I often bring up very fond memories of the time I spent at the family grocery store when I was growing up.

Recently, I remembered “Andy” Anderson, who drove his little panel truck to the store regularly to deliver delicious homemade doughnuts (back then doughnuts were also known as fried cakes).

Whichever of those names that you gave Andy’s doughnuts, he made the most delicious ones I have ever tasted in his little bakery, which was in the garage-like building behind his house a few blocks down Valley Drive from our store. Continue reading

Prize drawings at Lakeside Artisans

Celebrating the beginning of its fourth year of operation, Lakeside Artisans, 191 W. First St., Oswego, is holding a series of free drawings to be held on Thursdays in June to coincide with the Farmers‘ Market. There will also be drawings for original quality fine art and craft pieces held at a celebration at Lakeside Artisans from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27. To enter the free drawings, stop by the shop and fill out a ticket. No purchase necessary. Lakeside Artisans is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays during the Farmers’ Market; and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Contact Lakeside Artisans at 342-8880, lakesideartisans@gmail.com . Also, you can visit our website, lakesideartisans.com , or visit us on Facebook.
Celebrating the beginning of its fourth year of operation, Lakeside Artisans, 191 W. First St., Oswego, is holding a series of free drawings to be held on Thursdays in June to coincide with the Farmers‘ Market. There will also be drawings for original quality fine art and craft pieces held at a celebration at Lakeside Artisans from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27. To enter the free drawings, stop by the shop and fill out a ticket. No purchase necessary. Lakeside Artisans is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays during the Farmers’ Market; and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Contact Lakeside Artisans at 342-8880, lakesideartisans@gmail.com . Also, you can visit our website, lakesideartisans.com , or visit us on Facebook.

Some New Yorkers can eat more fish from Lake Ontario

Updated guidelines for consumption of fish taken from Lake Ontario and the lower Niagara River have been issued.

Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens said the guideline changes reflect a decreased level of contaminants in these fish. 

This comes at a time when anglers are experiencing some of the highest species-specific catch rates on record. Continue reading

Samuel A. Puglia, owned Discount Liquors in Granby

5-29_OBITpugliaSamuel Anthony Puglia, of Fulton, passed away peacefully May 3, 2014 surrounded by his family. 

He was the owner of Discount Liquors in Granby and formerly operated several businesses, including the Party Barn and Puglia Sand & Gravel. 

Sam enjoyed spending time with his family and his many good friends and business associates. He loved his winters in Florida and was an adventurous and generous soul. 

Sam was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and May Puglia; a sister, Catherine Dunn and a niece, Stephanie Bomeisl. 

He leaves behind his loving partner, Sheryl Knight and his stepsons, Scott (Billie Jo) and Peter (Rebecca) Knight and grandchildren, Alison, Morgan, Sydney, Bryce and Mia; his sister, JoAnn (Steve) Bomeisl; nieces, Rachel and Lauren Bomeisl and Antoinette, Jo and Lucinda Tranelli. 

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial celebrating his life will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, at Holy Trinity Church, corner of Rochester and South Third streets in Fulton. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Division of Solid Organ Transplantation, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box SURG-TRANSPLANT, Rochester, NY 14642. 

Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of arrangements. 

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