4th-graders on the run at Fairley Elementary

Pictured is the fourth-grade running club at Fairley Elementary School. Local marathon runner Ruth Ripley recently spoke to the group about the importance of physical activity.
Pictured is the fourth-grade running club at Fairley Elementary School. Local marathon runner Ruth Ripley recently spoke to the group about the importance of physical activity.

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Earlier this month, the Fairley Fun Runners of Fairley Elementary School were happy to hear Pennellville resident, Ruth Ripley, share with them her experience of running marathons in every state.  

Ripley is the second women in New York state to have run a marathon in every state. Ripley’s visit ties in with a history unit on women of change. 

The Fairley Fun Runners are coached by physical education teachers Scott Leonard, Lynn Halliwell and third-grade teacher Yvette Gigliotti. The team is made up of fourth-graders at Fairley Elementary and Gigliotti’s classroom.  

Students involved run each Thursday after school. The program is part of the Activation Grant the school received to ensure students have the opportunities they need to be healthy and thrive at school. 

Fourth-grade teachers Carol Cook, Jeanne Kacur, Nancy Miller, Sarah Schumaker and Val Stuart are very supportive of this get moving initiative, and encourage their students to participate in the running program.

 

Canale honored for years as a Scriba councilwoman

On May 3, a retirement party was held for Norma Canale at Canale’s Restaurant. She was honored on her 36 years of loyal service to the residents of the town of Scriba as a town councilwoman. She also served 25 of those years as deputy supervisor. Family and friends in attendance wished Norma a long and happy retirement. A plaque and a certificate of appreciation were presented by Town Supervisor Ken Burdick. Pictured from left are Councilman Brad Kennedy, Deputy Supervisor Jim Sheldon, Councilwoman Eileen Sharkey, Supervisor Ken Burdick, Highway Superintendent Roger Myers, and Assessor Joe Reitz. Seated is the Guest of Honor, Norma Canale
On May 3, a retirement party was held for Norma Canale at Canale’s Restaurant. She was honored on her 36 years of loyal service to the residents of the town of Scriba as a town councilwoman. She also served 25 of those years as deputy supervisor. Family and friends in attendance wished Norma a long and happy retirement. A plaque and a certificate of appreciation were presented by Town Supervisor Ken Burdick. Pictured from left are Councilman Brad Kennedy, Deputy Supervisor Jim Sheldon, Councilwoman Eileen Sharkey, Supervisor Ken Burdick, Highway Superintendent Roger Myers, and Assessor Joe Reitz. Seated is the Guest of Honor, Norma Canale

‘Charlie Brown’ takes the stage this weekend

Woodstock looks up at Snoopy adoringly in one of his quieter moments in this scene from “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.”  The production takes the stage at 8 p.m. June 6, 7, 13 and 14 and at 3 p.m. June 8 and 14 at CNY Arts Center, 357 State St. Church in Fulton. The 3’ x 4’ Snoopy Dog House will be awarded to a lucky winner at the final performance at 8 p.m. June 14. For tickets and more information, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
Woodstock looks up at Snoopy adoringly in one of his quieter moments in this scene from “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” The production takes the stage at 8 p.m. June 6, 7, 13 and 14 and at 3 p.m. June 8 and 14 at CNY Arts Center, 357 State St. Church in Fulton. The 3’ x 4’ Snoopy Dog House will be awarded to a lucky winner at the final performance at 8 p.m. June 14. For tickets and more information, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

4 SUNY Oswego employees to exhibit at Everson

A panel of volunteer judges professionally involved in the arts recently selected works by four SUNY Oswego employees to appear in the regionwide “On My Own Time” exhibition Oct. 11 to Nov. 16 at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse.

The four winners, who displayed their work in May at Penfield Library for the college’s third annual “On My Own Time” exhibition, include:

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Breakfast, lunch, dinner

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 486 at Oswego County Airport is having a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to noon June 8 at the EAA hanger, just north of the airport main entrance, Route 176 in Fulton.

Enjoy pancakes, sausage, eggs, home fries, homemade doughnuts, coffee, juice milk — all you can eat.

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The Frederick Leighton Elementary School Home & School Association will hold its 14th annual “All You Can Eat” Full Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday June 8 at the Elks Lodge.

All proceeds fund the circus activities planned and presented by gym teachers at Leighton school. Larry Rundle and Doug Young return to Leighton each year to teach kids circus activities such as juggling, balancing skills, plate-spinning, stilt walking, circus sticks, and clowning.

The children practice all week in gym class and wrap up with a school-wide performance by the sixth grade.

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Little Utica United Methodist Church is having its next all-you-can-eat chicken dinner at 4 p.m. (until sold out) Saturday, June 7.

The menu will include roasted chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, macaroni salad, rolls and choice of dessert and beverage.

Patrons may eat in or take out. The upstairs dining room is handicap accessible. Proceeds are used to extend the mission and ministry of the church.

News in Brief

 

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its charter on Pentecost at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 8.

On March 19, 1989 the Charter Service of Organization was held, with 163 signatures (or fingerprints for the youngest) on the charter. In June of 1989, Prince of Peace was received into the Upstate NY Synod of the ELCA as the first in the Upstate NY Synod in more than 20 years.

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