Event recounts Safe Haven history

Safe Haven, the story of the European refugees who arrived in Oswego in 1944, will be commemorated at the June meeting of the Scriba Historical Society at 7 p.m. Monday, June 9 at the Scriba Municipal Building on Creamery Road. This is part of this 70th anniversary of the event, which will feature different programs throughout the community during the month of June. For example, there will be a Safe Haven display in the Oswego Public Library’s Art Gallery. Judy Rappaport, president of the Safe Haven Museum at Fort Ontario (pictured here), will be the presenter at this meeting. Everyone is invited to attend to hear this informative, entertaining story of the only World War II refugee center in this country.
Safe Haven, the story of the European refugees who arrived in Oswego in 1944, will be commemorated at the June meeting of the Scriba Historical Society at 7 p.m. Monday, June 9 at the Scriba Municipal Building on Creamery Road. This is part of this 70th anniversary of the event, which will feature different programs throughout the community during the month of June. For example, there will be a Safe Haven display in the Oswego Public Library’s Art Gallery. Judy Rappaport, president of the Safe Haven Museum at Fort Ontario (pictured here), will be the presenter at this meeting. Everyone is invited to attend to hear this informative, entertaining story of the only World War II refugee center in this country.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Little Utica United Methodist Church will host a free senior luncheon in the church parlor from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.

This is a chance for people age 55 and upolder to have lunch and socialize with their neighbors.

The menu will include hot dogs, hamburgers and other picnic fare. A variety of desserts along with, punch, milk, tea and coffee will be served.

Little Utica United Methodist Church is located on Lamson Road, heading west off Route 48, just past the intersection of Lamson Road and East Mud Lake Road.

For more information, call the church at 678-2270 or visit the church’s website at littleuticaumc.org or their Facebook page.

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

Richard DeForest, enjoyed sightseeing, road trips, cooking, playing cards

Richard C. DeForest, 55, of Groton and formerly of Fulton, passed away May 9.

He enjoyed sightseeing, road trips, playing cards, cooking, social networking and spending time with family and friends.

Richard loved life and new adventures.

He was the son of the late, William and Thelma Combes DeForest, Sr. and was predeceased by a sister, Shirley DeForest Hobby.

Surviving are siblings, William DeForest, Jr. of Hannibal and Patricia DeForest Irland of Fulton; a nephew, Justin Irland, a niece, Jessica Hobby Snow; a great-nephew, Lane Snow and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, June 7 (today) at Hannibal Center Cemetery, Cemetery Road in Hannibal.

Foster Funeral Home in Hannibal has care of arrangements.

Fairley first-graders showcase learning

Fairley Elementary School first-graders starred in a learning showcase at school. Sophrona MacDonald, left, Rachel Dix, middle, and Natalie Papa performed a readers theater, reenacting how the American flag came to be and explaining the significance of the 13 stars and stripes and the decision to use the colors red, white, and blue.
Fairley Elementary School first-graders starred in a learning showcase at school. Sophrona MacDonald, left, Rachel Dix, middle, and Natalie Papa performed a readers theater, reenacting how the American flag came to be and explaining the significance of the 13 stars and stripes and the decision to use the colors red, white, and blue.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Hannibal’s Fairley Elementary School was the place to be in late May as first-grade teaching team Tammy Griffin, MaryJo Griffiths, Telia Tamayo, Lynn Bullard, Jennifer Bartlett and Rhonda Koskowski hosted a learning showcase starring all the hard-working first-graders. Continue reading

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