Auditions begin this week for Romeo and Juliet at CNY Arts Center

Auditions for CNY Arts Center production of “Romeo and Juliet” are set for this Thursday and Friday, June 19 and 20 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. at its theatre located at 357 State St. in the Methodist Church.

Enter through the Park Street entrance.

Rehearsals will begin immediately Tuesday, June 24.  Actors are asked to prepare four lines of Shakespeare for auditions. The show will run mid-August. Exact dates will be announced soon.

“Doing Shakespeare is a departure from what we’ve done so far,” said Nancy Fox, producer, “and few other local theatre companies in Oswego County have done it. It’s a response to interest among local actors who want something they can really challenge themselves with and we’re open to exploring the idea.”

“It’s also a familiar title and who doesn’t know the story? It will be a classic retelling of the tragic love story and a new theater experience for many.”

Information is available on the website at or email your questions to

Investigation continues into car pulled from Oswego River in Fulton

Law enforcement officials search for the car that was in the Oswego River on Friday.   Photo by Duane St. Onge
Law enforcement officials search for the car that was in the Oswego River on Friday.
Photo by Duane St. Onge

On Friday June 13, police officials found and removed the car that had been reported seen in the Oswego River in Fulton.

Also found in the car is what police believe are human remains. Media reports from over the weekend state the car could be that of Carol Wood, who was last seen leaving an Oswego business in 1996 in her 1993 red Toyota Corolla. Continue reading

Clyde Bettis, Lysander highway worker

 Clyde J. Bettis, 81, of Phoenix, NY, passed away Thursday June 12, 2014, at home.

He was born in the town of Hannibal Oct. 26, 1932 to his late parents, Lela (Weldon) and Ashley J. Bettis.

 Clyde was a dairy farmer for 16 years, eventually working for the town of Lysander Highway Department for 30 years.

 A member of the River of Life Assembly of God, Fulton, he also belonged to a horse riding club, the Dairyman’s League; and the Lysander Volundeer Fire Department.

Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Lou (Richardson) Bettis; his foster children, David and his wife Pam Ragonese of Phoenix, AZ, and Lisa (Ragonese) Aulds of Scottsdale, AZ; a brother Robert W. and his wife,  Orlene Bettis of Phoenix, NY; a sister, Margaret A. and her husband Frank Santulli of Phoenix, NY; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 Burial will be at the convenience of the family, with Pastor Elden K. Lathrop officiating.

 Contributions in Clyde’s memory may be made to: River of Life Assembly of God Church, 815 Oneida St., Fulton, NY  13069

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

A Father’s Day Breakfast Buffet is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Sunday June 15 at Masonic Lake City Lodge No. 127.

Dads can eat for free with a minimum of one paid ticket.

Lake City Lodge buffet usually includes French toast, pancakes, home fries, eggs, bacon and sausage, coffee, milk, juice and water. 

The buffet is all-you-can-eat. Take out is available. To order take-out, or for more information, call 207-0127. 

The lodge’s Masonic Hall is at  765 E. Seneca St., Oswego just past Centro Bus terminal and the recycling station.


A Fathers Day breakfast is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday June 15 at the Elks Lodge, Pierce Drive in Fulton.

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