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

Kids can land safely now at Fulton parks

Employees from Empower Federal Credit Union and their families worked through the rain with other volunteers to replace the playground safety landing material at Voorhees Park on May 4. The engineered wood chips were purchased with donations from the community to Friends of Fulton Parks and proceeds from the Playgrond Benefit Dinner event. The chips are compliant with playground safety standards. Shown after the work was done are, front row left to right, Shannon Mills, Marissa White, Joanna McRae, Rita Marble, Brad Marble, John Kardash; back row left to right, Gordon Laurent, Mary Potts, Barry Ostrander.
Volunteers pitch in to help add playground safety landing material at Voorhees Park. Pictured from left to right are John Kardash, Nick Ilacqua, Adam Sales, Peter Otvos, Damion Chevier, Jay Foster, Devon Chevier, Barry Ostrander, and JJ Merritt. The engineered wood chips were purchased with donations from the community to Friends of Fulton Parks. The community is invited to enjoy these playground improvements at a Play Day to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17 (today). There will be children’s games and prizes.
Volunteers pitch in to help add playground safety landing material at Voorhees Park. Pictured from left to right are John Kardash, Nick Ilacqua, Adam Sales, Peter Otvos, Damion Chevier, Jay Foster, Devon Chevier, Barry Ostrander, and JJ Merritt. The engineered wood chips were purchased with donations from the community to Friends of Fulton Parks. The community is invited to enjoy these playground improvements at a Play Day to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17 (today). There will be children’s games and prizes.
Employees from Empower Federal Credit Union and their families worked through the rain with other volunteers to replace the playground safety landing material at Voorhees Park on May 4. The engineered wood chips were purchased with donations from the community to Friends of Fulton Parks and proceeds from the Playgrond Benefit Dinner event. The chips are compliant with playground safety standards. Shown after the work was done are, front row left to right, Shannon Mills, Marissa White, Joanna McRae, Rita Marble, Brad Marble, John Kardash; back row left to right, Gordon Laurent, Mary Potts, Barry Ostrander.

Jamboree to benefit Parents of Special Children

Program Coordinator Theresa Familo displays a sample of the various Jamboree drawings that will be held.

Parents of Special Children, Inc. presents its annual Jamboree Chicken Barbecue fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at the Hannibal American Legion.

The family event will include a chicken barbecue, door prizes, raffles, a delicious bake sale and music by Proctor Entertainment and Event Services.   Continue reading

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