Rotary learns about Fresh Air Fund

Representatives from The Fresh Air Fund were guests of Oswego Rotary recently where they presented information on the Fresh Air program. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from six to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Each summer two or three buses head to the Oswego County area, with 30-40 children per bus, to spend a week or more with a host family. Children are hosted by families in 13 states currently giving inner city children an experience they will never forget. For more information on the program contact Kathy Froio at 695-5502 or Kathy.froio@friendlytown.org.  Picture are, left to right, Kathy Froio and Liz Claycomb from the Fresh Air program and Oswego Rotary President Sue Witmer
Representatives from The Fresh Air Fund were guests of Oswego Rotary recently where they presented information on the Fresh Air program. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from six to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Each summer two or three buses head to the Oswego County area, with 30-40 children per bus, to spend a week or more with a host family. Children are hosted by families in 13 states currently giving inner city children an experience they will never forget. For more information on the program contact Kathy Froio at 695-5502 or Kathy.froio@friendlytown.org. Picture are, left to right, Kathy Froio and Liz Claycomb from the Fresh Air program and Oswego Rotary President Sue Witmer

Porky and Buddy: Why so many black cats for adoption?

Dear Porky and Buddy,

I was wasting time on the internet the other day. I was supposed to be researching an article. But you know how one thing leads to another and somehow I ended up looking at the Oswego County Humane Society’s adoptable cats.  

They have a lot of really beautiful cats, but I did notice that many of their older cats are black or mostly black. Why is that?  Are there a lot of black cats in our area?

Jon Continue reading

Old telephones, singing at the Hannibal senior center

Mack Stock is shown enjoying the collection of old telephones displayed recently at the Hannibal Senior Dining and Activities Center.  All enjoyed the presentation given by Alec Seymour on the history of telephones. Contact Center Manager Rosemary Kellogg at 564-5471 for further information.
Mack Stock is shown enjoying the collection of old telephones displayed recently at the Hannibal Senior Dining and Activities Center. All enjoyed the presentation given by Alec Seymour on the history of telephones. Contact Center Manager Rosemary Kellogg at 564-5471 for further information.
Deanna Hubbard entertained recently at the Hannibal Senior Dining and Activities Center, operated by Oswego County Opportunities and the Office for the Aging. For further information on what the center offers, call Rosemary Kellolgg at 564-5471.
Deanna Hubbard entertained recently at the Hannibal Senior Dining and Activities Center, operated by Oswego County Opportunities and the Office for the Aging. For further information on what the center offers, call Rosemary Kellolgg at 564-5471.

Dan Maffei visits Hannibal Democrats

Pictured at the Hannibal Democratic Committee barbecue are George Darling, Carol Darling, Rep. Dan Maffei, Ann Mahaney, Karen White, Gordon Prosser, Dan Mahaney, Barb Richards, Rita Hooper, Frank Castiglia
Pictured at the Hannibal Democratic Committee barbecue are George Darling, Carol Darling, Rep. Dan Maffei, Ann Mahaney, Karen White, Gordon Prosser, Dan Mahaney, Barb Richards, Rita Hooper, Frank Castiglia

Rep. Dan Maffei, D-Syracuse, attended the Hannibal Democratic Committee’s chicken barbecue May 4.

He was there to hear the concerns of local residents and residents had the opportunity to visit and get to know him.

Maffei took the time to answer questions from constituents in an informal setting.  Those who spoke with him were pleased to have the opportunity to meet the congressman.

Fulton Public Library begins 2nd Memoir Project

The Fulton Public Library is continuing to work on the second edition of its Memoir Project with a goal of helping people who have worked or attended school in Fulton to create a memoir about their experiences.

“In 2013, our first Memoir Project supported 41 people as they crafted a memoir essay,” said Betty Mauté, library director.  “Those essays were collected in a book entitled Fulton: The Stories From Our Past That Inspire Our Future, which has sold over 500 copies. The funds we raised from those book sales are helping the Library provide this year’s Memoir Project, as well as other cultural programs.”

The theme for this year’s Project is Business and Education. Participants are signing on to gather their memories of working in a local factory, owning a family-run business, recalling a humorous anecdote from school or honoring an influential teacher. To assist them in their work, the library is working with the Project Coordinator, Jim Farfaglia, to hold a series of “theme nights.”

Mauté announced the library’s theme nights as follows:

6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22 — Working in a Local Industry or Factory (such as Sealright, Nestle, Armstrong, Miller)

6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5 — Owning or Working in a Small Business

6:30 p.m. Tuesday June 24 — Attending a Fulton School or Recalling a Favorite/Influential Teacher.

The project will continue through the summer, but those interested should contact the Library now to register.

For more information or to sign up as a participant, contact the Fulton Public Library at 592-5159 or Farfaglia at 402-2297 or via email sjimf903@twcny.rr.com.

State Senate Report: It’s farmers’ market season

By state Sen. Patricia Ritchie

More vitamins and minerals, protection against diseases such as heart disease and cancer, a lower number on the scale and freshness that is second to none — these are just some of the benefits of eating fruits, vegetables and other foods found at your local farmers’ market.

As summer approaches, farmers’ markets across Central and Northern New York prepare for their season.   Continue reading

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