Little League takes to the fields of Fulton

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More than 300 boys and girls are participating in 29 teams in Little League in Fulton this spring. In the photo at top, Foster Funeral Home pitcher Toby Roberts is delivering a pitch to Sugar Funeral Home batter Jake Ely on May 5 in a Fulton Little League Baseball Major League Division Game at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.

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In the second photo Burke’s Home Center batter Owen Skiff and Crest Automotive catcher Jeffrey Sterling are pictured during a May 8 Fulton Little League Baseball AA Division Game at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven. Little League continues through about mid-June. Then teams move to the playoffs and all-stars. Last season, two Fulton teams made it to the New York State championships.

Photos by Rob Tetro

2 county residents join Girl Scouts leadership positions

Two Oswego County residents have been named to top positions in Girl Scouts.

Sonia Robinson, of Oswego has been named to the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways board of directors.

Robinson is a public health educator and emergency planning coordinator for Oswego County Health Department. She chairs the council’s Advancement Committee.

She was elected as an at-large member.

Dianne Stancato, of Constantia, has been named to represent the local Girl Scouts organization at the U.S.A. National Council Session in Salt Lake City, UT in October.

Stancato is chief operations officer of Girl Scouts NYPENN. She has been involved in all aspects of Girl Scouting since joining the staff in 2006.

SUNY Oswego student off to India as Fulbright Scholar

Julie Schofield, who earned dual bachelor’s degrees in women’s studies and English at SUNY Oswego and plans to continue with graduate school, has earned a Fulbright scholarship that will allow her to conduct research in India for about 10 months.
Julie Schofield, who earned dual bachelor’s degrees in women’s studies and English at SUNY Oswego and plans to continue with graduate school, has earned a Fulbright scholarship that will allow her to conduct research in India for about 10 months.

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

A moving study-abroad experience and a world of determination have led to Julie Schofield becoming SUNY Oswego’s first student Fulbright scholar in more than a decade. Continue reading

Church group donates books to Child Advocacy Center

Members of the Cherish All Children ministry at Prince of Peace Church recently held a book shower for the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County in conjunction with Usborne Books and More, an educational children’s book company. Prince of Peace Church members were able to “shower” a total of $1,050 in books for the children who visit the Child Advocacy Center, by combining direct donations and purchases with a matching grant provided through Usborne. Pictured with the books are: Prince of Peace Church member Alexandra Sorbello (seated); standing in back are Karrie Damm, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center; Brittney Jerred, Usborne Books and More representative; and Prince of Peace Church member Margaret Nichols.
Members of the Cherish All Children ministry at Prince of Peace Church recently held a book shower for the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County in conjunction with Usborne Books and More, an educational children’s book company. Prince of Peace Church members were able to “shower” a total of $1,050 in books for the children who visit the Child Advocacy Center, by combining direct donations and purchases with a matching grant provided through Usborne. Pictured with the books are: Prince of Peace Church member Alexandra Sorbello (seated); standing in back are Karrie Damm, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center; Brittney Jerred, Usborne Books and More representative; and Prince of Peace Church member Margaret Nichols.

Oswego Hospital New Visions students collaborate on diabetes event

New Vision students Meghan LiVoti and Evan Davis, both of Oswego, along with their classmates, will share information on diabetes with the community. The diabetes event will be held May 27 and 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. and then from noon to 2 p.m. both days in the lobbies of Oswego Hospital, the Oswego Health Services Center, the Fulton Urgent Care Center and the Fulton Health Center.
New Vision students Meghan LiVoti and Evan Davis, both of Oswego, along with their classmates, will share information on diabetes with the community. The diabetes event will be held May 27 and 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. and then from noon to 2 p.m. both days in the lobbies of Oswego Hospital, the Oswego Health Services Center, the Fulton Urgent Care Center and the Fulton Health Center.

A group of high school students who have spent their senior year exploring careers in the medical field at Oswego Hospital will share some of what they have learned with members of the community.

At the end of each school year, Oswego Hospital’s New Vision students from this Oswego BOCES program typically complete individual projects requiring them to research a disease. Continue reading

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