Hodgepodge: Road trippin’ part two, a spot of tea, and squiggly lines

Trip Leftovers

When we left home for our trip to Virginia, we had a box of Hostas from our garden to take to son Craig.

Craig and Penny have many beautiful gardens all around their home in Roanoke, and have sent me home from past visits with many plants from their gardens.

When I gave the Hostas to Craig, he said he was going to share them with his friend, Byron (Bubba to me), for the gardens at his home.  Craig reminded me he is pretty sure that I have some beautiful orchid Irises from Bubba’s mother’s garden growing in my garden.

One last note: I’m not sure how some of those Hostas ended up in my garden in the first place. Is it possible that some of them came from Virginia? Continue reading

Students learn local government ropes

Erin Waloven, seventh-grader at Fulton Junior High, sitting in the desk of Oswego County Legislator Daniel Farfaglia, D-Fulton, during Government Day at the Oswego County Legislature.

Erin Waloven, seventh-grader at Fulton Junior High, sitting in the desk of Oswego County Legislator Daniel Farfaglia, D-Fulton, during Government Day at the Oswego County Legislature.

The Oswego County Legislature and the Volney Town Board hosted local seventh-graders during Government Day.

The day is celebrated each year to allow students the chance to see how real government bodies work.  Continue reading

Pulaski places 8th in state Envirothon

Students from Pulaski High, left to right, Jacqueline Novak, Ruthie van der Heide, Emma van der Heide, Randy Novak, and Hannah Greulich placed first at the Oswego County Envirothon, a hands-on environmental competition.
Students from Pulaski High, left to right, Jacqueline Novak, Ruthie van der Heide, Emma van der Heide, Randy Novak, and Hannah Greulich placed first at the Oswego County Envirothon, a hands-on environmental competition.

Local students spent a day identifying trees, birds, aquatic insects, soils, furbearers, and more during the 24th annual Oswego County Envirothon held May 1 at Jellystone Park in Mexico.

Team members from Pulaski High — Hanna Greulich, Jacqueline Novak, Randy Novak, Emma van der Heide, and Ruthie van der Heide — won the event. The Pulaski team is coached by Jamie Hefti. Continue reading

Bodley chorus performs in Boston

Members of the G. Ray Bodley chorus under the direction of Thomas Nami, and the G. Ray Bodley Orchestra, under the direction Anna Edele, traveled to Boston on the weekend of April 25-27 to perform and see some of the sights in Boston. Students are pictured after their performance at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, the same hospital where injured participants of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 were treated. During the course of three days, students visited the Boston Aquarium, Quincy Market, Hard Rock Café and went on a Duck Tour. Students also went to performances of the Blue Man Group and Shear Madness, in addition to participating in a cash hunt in and around the Boston area and visiting Fenway Park. Before returning to Fulton, students stopped at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.
Members of the G. Ray Bodley chorus under the direction of Thomas Nami, and the G. Ray Bodley Orchestra, under the direction Anna Edele, traveled to Boston on the weekend of April 25-27 to perform and see some of the sights in Boston. Students are pictured after their performance at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, the same hospital where injured participants of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 were treated. During the course of three days, students visited the Boston Aquarium, Quincy Market, Hard Rock Café and went on a Duck Tour. Students also went to performances of the Blue Man Group and Shear Madness, in addition to participating in a cash hunt in and around the Boston area and visiting Fenway Park. Before returning to Fulton, students stopped at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.

Journalist group seeks scholarship applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award given each year by the Professional Journalists and Communicators (PJC) of Oswego County. 

Graduating high school seniors throughout the county who are planning to continue their education in a communications-related field are invited to apply for the $500 prize. Continue reading

Native American author Joseph Bruchac visits Lanigan students

Author Joseph Bruchac and his son Jesse visited Lanigan Elementary School on May 7. Pictured in back from left are Library Media Specialist Jessica Somers, Jesse Bruchac and Joseph Bruchac. In front are students Emma Green, Tanner Tetro, Olivia Saunderson and Tyler LaDue.
Author Joseph Bruchac and his son Jesse visited Lanigan Elementary School on May 7. Pictured in back from left are Library Media Specialist Jessica Somers, Jesse Bruchac and Joseph Bruchac. In front are students Emma Green, Tanner Tetro, Olivia Saunderson and Tyler LaDue.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Lanigan Elementary warmly welcomed author Joseph Bruchac during a recent visit.

Students in fourth grade read several of Bruchac’s books in anticipation of his appearance, and also created posters on those books to decorate the library’s hallway. Continue reading

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