The H. Lee White Marine Museum will present the play “The Great Rope,” written by Rosemary Nesbitt and directed by Jonel Langenfeld, at 6 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Fort Ontario parade grounds.
This production is a collaboration between the maritime museum, Fort Ontario State Historic Site and CNY Arts Center.
The play is part of the commemoration of the War of 1812, in which Oswego played a major role historically.
An information meeting and informal auditions for characters and technical positions for this production will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday May 7 (today) at the H. Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego.
Children ages 6 and above and adults interested in being involved should attend. Those interested in performing should be prepared to read from a script.
“Jonel has made a point to involve local talent in all her community productions. She brings a rich history of performance and professionalism to these shows,” said Richard Bush, president of the H. Lee White Marine Museum, board of trustees.
The play is sponsored in part by NBT Bank, Richard S. Shineman Foundation and CNY Arts.
For further information call 342-0480 or email@example.com or visit hleewhitemarinemuseum.com or facebook.com/hlwmm.
Joseph Runeari, 99, of Fulton, died Feb. 2.
A committal service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 9 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton with the Rev. John Canorro officiating.
The Fulton VFW Post #569 will bestow military honors.
The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.
Graveside services for Joyce Kenny, who passed away Feb, 4, 2014, will be 10 a.m., Thursday, May 22 at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, E. Broadway, Fulton.
Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.
A lifelong resident of Oswego, born March 7, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Zell and Doris Hall.
Marie graduated from Milford Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Delaware in 1951. She went on to obtain her master’s degree and graduated in one of the first nationwide nurse clinician programs in 1975.
She started her career at Oswego Hospital and went on to teach nursing in Georgetown, Delaware and Oswego County BOCES. After a life changing event, Marie devoted herself to teaching fitness and opened Lake Fitness Studio in Scriba.
She was a very spiritual person and a Master Reiki practitioner. She also taught yoga and tai chi classes.
She was an active RSVP volunteer and taught line dancing classes throughout Oswego County. She and her husband were members of the Shirts and Skirts square dancing club, in which she hand crafted their costumes.
Surviving are her loving husband, Elijah “Laker” Lake, Jr.; children, Victoria Agosta, Melissa Dawson, Benjamin (Lesa) Ellerd and Christopher Ellerd; step-children, Eli (Ann) Lake, Peter (Madonna) Lake, Loraine (Don) Titus and Jason Lake; grandchildren, Vincent (Becky) Agosta, Kimberly (Mark) Salerno, Melanie Cabrera, William Dawson, Kelly (Kerry) Maguire and Mackenzie Ellerd as well as eight great-grandchildren.
She also leaves her beloved dog, Mary and her dearest friends, Michelle Parrish and Betty Murphy.
Marie was predeceased by her sisters, Jean Giambo and Ann Lamphear and her grandson, Benjamin Ellerd IV.
A memorial service was held May 6 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oswego County Animal Welfare League (OCAWL) at www.ocawl-spca.org or P.O. Box 442 Fulton, NY 13069.
Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents committed to civic responsibility and community engagement, has named SUNY Oswego junior Garrison Kingston winner of a 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award.
Kingston, a broadcasting and mass communication major, was among 197 student leaders from colleges and universities in 36 states and Washington, D.C., that Campus Compact honored for commitment to “creating lasting change in communities throughout the country.”
For four semesters, including the last year as leader of a 10-student team, Kingston has participated for SUNY Oswego with the Oswego City School District Mentor-Scholar Program, working one-on-one with middle school students at risk of dropping out before finishing high school.
“With a strong passion for education and dedication to social justice, Garrison Kingston has taken initiative to improve the mentoring programs offered through SUNY Oswego,” the Campus Compact said in a citation.
Patricia Waters, the college’s interim director of experiential learning, said Kingston has been “just remarkable” since she first met him as a new mentor seeking college credit for working with city youngsters who need academic and social guidance.
“Garrison never hesitates to jump in and move above and beyond his required commitment,” said Waters, who nominated Kingston.
For example, Waters said, Kingston volunteered for Skype sessions with a class of third-graders, and helped greet them when the students came to campus April 9 for Quest, SUNY Oswego’s annual daylong celebration of scholarly and creative activities.
The Campus Compact citation said Kingston’s leadership role this year “has enabled Garrison to put into practice the skill he naturally possesses for positively motivating and influencing those around him.”
Kingston, a resident of Geneseo, said Mentor-Scholar really hit home from him when a boy he mentors wrote in a “heroes and leaders” letter about how much Kingston’s scholastic and social guidance meant to him.
“I was touched. It affected me,” Kingston said. “I felt I was doing something good to help someone.”
A resident adviser in Scales Hall, Kingston plans to be a community assistant in the Village on campus, a Laker Leader again at this summer’s new-student orientation sessions and he continues to work with young man who regards him as a “hero and leader.”
Kingston also belongs to the Shaun Cassidy Fan Club, an improv comedy troupe on campus, and has had internships with the Oswego YMCA and the college’s communication studies department.
To learn more about service learning and community service opportunities at SUNY Oswego — named to the Carnegie Foundation’s prestigious Community Engagement Classification — visit www.oswego.edu/academics/opportunities.