Staff and friends of the Oswego County Department of Social Services gathered to show their support for one of Oswego County’s most vital agencies, United Way, as they participated in the Fourth Annual DSS Spring Bowling Fling.
Held recently at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton, the DSS employee bowl-a-thon raised more than $870 in support of United Way.
The Fair Haven Fishing Association is hosting its All Aboard Fishing Weekend Friday June 20 through Sunday June 22.
This is the ninth year for fishing with children with special needs and the sixth Fair Haven Wounded Warriors fishing event for military personnel.
More than 20 children from Fair Haven and the surrounding areas and 25 Fort Drum soldiers in the Warrior Transition Program and with special needs will join the fishing trip this year.Continue reading →
Need a cool gift for that outdoorsman friend or family member?
Well the state has just what you need.
State Sen. Patty Ritchie’s bill directing the state to create “gift cards” that can be used for hunting and fishing license and other fees won final approval in the Senate last week.
“Hunting, fishing and outdoor sports are traditions that are handed on from generation to generation, and these gift cards will make it easier for parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends to share their love of the outdoors,” said Ritchie.
Last year, the state Department of Environmental Conservation unveiled gift cards that could be used for camping fees at state-run campgrounds.
The cards were valued at $25 each, and the DEC even offered a one-time free giveaway last year to promote them to holiday shoppers.
Ritchie’s bill (S.6574) was previously approved by the Assembly, and will now be sent to the governor for his signature.
DEC has reported declining license sales in recent years, and Senator Ritchie said her proposal could help renew interest in hunting and fishing among the next generation, as well as help provide a convenient way for longtime outdoorsmen to continue to enjoy the sports.