SUNY Oswego student named scholar-athlete

Bailey Waterbury during a game for Oswego. The sophomore has been named a SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award winner for 2014.
Bailey Waterbury during a game for Oswego. The sophomore has been named a SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award winner for 2014.

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Oswego State student-athlete Bailey Waterbury of the women’s soccer team has been named a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award for 2014.

One of 83 recipients this year from across the 64-campus system, Waterbury and other honorees are nominated by their campus athletic director. Their credentials and accomplishments are then reviewed by a panel of athletic directors from around SUNY as well as the Provost’s Office for the system.

The sophomore led the SUNY Athletic Conference in assists per game (.412) and tied for the conference lead in total assists (7) on the season.

The Plattsburgh native posted nine points for the Lakers during the 2013 campaign while helping Oswego advance to the SUNYAC Championship for the first time since 2002.

Waterbury was named to the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Women’s All-East Region third team and SUNYAC Conference first team for accomplishments on the field. She also earned Oswego State Female Athlete of the Week and SUNYAC Offensive Player of the Week following her multi-point game against Fredonia Oct. 12.

Off the field, Waterbury majors in wellness management with a double minor in athletic coaching and health science and was selected to the Commissioner’s List and All-Academic Team last fall. She is involved in community service and an active participant in intramurals on campus. She will be a peer adviser in the fall.

Dance recital planned in Fulton May 8

Runions Dance Studios in Fulton will present its spring recital, “A Step in Time,” at 7 p.m. May 8 in the G. Ray Bodley High School auditorium. After 62 successful years, Ruth Runions Devendorf has decided to pass the studio to her daughter, Jill Pitcher, and granddaughter, Emily Pitcher. Devendorf wants to thank the Fulton community and Bodley music department for its support the past 62 years.

Photos from Dayger Photography

“On My Own Time” exhibit opens May 9

Avocational art -- Andrea Ross, a staff librarian at SUNY Oswego’s Penfield Library, views jewelry pieces and a sculpture by faculty and staff artists at the 2013 “On My Own Time” display. The 2014 exhibition of employee artwork will feature a free public reception at 5 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the library’s Lake Effect Cafe.
Avocational art — Andrea Ross, a staff librarian at SUNY Oswego’s Penfield Library, views jewelry pieces and a sculpture by faculty and staff artists at the 2013 “On My Own Time” display. The 2014 exhibition of employee artwork will feature a free public reception at 5 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the library’s Lake Effect Cafe.

The third annual SUNY Oswego “On My Own Time” exhibition of faculty and staff artistic talent will feature a free public reception at 5 p.m. Friday, May 9, in Penfield Library’s Lake Effect Cafe.

The exhibition, which features up to three original visual-media works per non-professional artist, will run through May 30 at the library.

A panel of volunteer judges who are professionally involved in the arts will adjudicate the in-house exhibition. The Everson Museum of Art will include selected pieces in the regionwide “On My Own Time” exhibition in the fall.

Created 40 years ago by CNY Arts, in cooperation with the Everson, “On My Own Time” is a community arts program that links the business and cultural sectors of Central New York to promote an appreciation of the arts and to recognize creativity in the workforce.

Visit www.oswego.edu/library for Penfield Library’s hours of operation. Parking at SUNY Oswego is by permit only. Visit www.oswego.edu/administration/parking for information on obtaining a day-use permit.

For more information about the exhibition, contact Tina Chan, tina.chan@oswego.edu, or Michael Flanagan, michael.flanagan@oswego.edu.

Cast named for “Charlie Brown”

Megan Murtha, rehearsing as Mrs. Teavee in the recent Willy Wonka Jr, will play Peppermint Patti in CNY Arts Center’s next production “You’re a Good man Charlie Brown” running June 6-15 .
Megan Murtha, rehearsing as Mrs. Teavee in the recent Willy Wonka Jr, will play Peppermint Patti in CNY Arts Center’s next production “You’re a Good man Charlie Brown” running June 6-15 .

CNY Arts Center announces the cast of their next production “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” set to open June 6 for a two weekend run at CNY Arts Center located at 357 State St. in Fulton.

The musical favorite is being directed and choreographed by Amy Price, who also did Willy Wonka Jr. and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Adam Schmidtmann will head the cast as the title character Charlie Brown with Molly Brown in the role of Snoopy. Sabrina Woodward is cast as Charlie Brown’s little sister Sally while Ryan Smith will portray Schroeder.

Julia Allen and Chris Tetro team up as brother and sister Lucy and Linus while Emily Yamada will fly in as Woodstock.

Newcomers Alaysia Person as Frieda and Daronda Scott as Marcy are joined by Megan Murtha who rounds out the cast as Peppermint Patti.

Dan Williams will be directing music for the popular musical while Priscilla VanGorder heads the costume team. John Gamble returns as Technical Director, Set and Prop Designer with assistance from Dan Shue and Shuba 2 Construction.

“Like all major productions, this show requires participation from many professionals working together to deliver a professional quality product to stage,” said Nancy Fox, producer.

“We are very fortunate to have the expertise to create a production we are confident will be a treat for families and all audiences, from solid acting to music and dance to spectacular set and costumes,” she said.

The final dress rehearsal will also open to the public to ‘pay-what-you-can’ for those who prefer to choose their ticket price.

“We had a great response to Willy Wonka, Jr and we hope the audience will come back for another great family production,” Fox continued.

Tickets and reservations are on ale now on the website at www.CNYArtsCenter.com.

SOS Fest brings in Bluetree

THE SOS FEST three-day music festival in Hannibal NY announces the band Bluetree, from Belfast, Ireland will be closing out day two of the festival, Saturday night July 19.

Bluetree will take the stage at the Hannibal Firemans Field from 8:30 to 10 p.m.  Bluetree gained worldwide fame with its number one Billboard hit, “God Of This City” in 2009.

The music of Bluetree is an experience. It may well be loud, bold and energetic, but it may also be soft and so quiet you can hear the heartbeat of the person beside you.

“Through all the noises and beats, all the melodies and harmonies, what they want you to experience is the overwhelming presence of God.” – StereoTruth.net

Aaron Boyd, the lead singer of Bluetree,  continues to travel the world not just recording, writing and performing music, but raising money and awareness to help prevent child trafficking, slavery and sexual exploitation.

Boyd is also scheduled to deliver the message Sunday morning at about 10:45 a.m. during day three of The SOS FEST.

There are 15 other bands set to play at the SOS FEST including “Seventh Day Slumber” from Texas and bands from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, New York City and across New York state.

There will also be free waterslides, mission displays, merchandise booths, food booths, workshops, etc.

Full times and band schedule can be found at www.cabin3ministries.org and tickets can be purchased for just $10 a day at www.itickets.com.

All profits go to local youth programs.

This is the 4th year of the SOS FEST, organized and sponsored by the Cabin 3 Youth group and Gods Vision Christian Church of Hannibal. All area churches have been invited to not only attend but to join in and help with this festival.

Other churches joining are The Another Level Youth Group in Fulton, New Life Church in Herkimer, The Life Church in Rome, The Chapel at Cross Point in Buffalo, Vintage Truth College Ministry in Buffalo and The American Baptist Men of NYS.

If other churches would like to get involved, call Erik at 564-6133. The festival begins July 18 at 6 p.m. and ends Sunday July 20 at noon.

Sunday afternoon music continues at 3 p.m. with Hannibal’s Concert In The Park, this year with The 10th Mountain Division Army Band.

SUNY Oswego students win diversity awards

The State University of New York has named 11 SUNY Oswego students as 2014 recipients of Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarships. The program of direct aid seeks to attract and retain undergraduate students to SUNY campuses who have demonstrated high academic achievement and can demonstrate that they will contribute to the diversity of the student body. Flanked by Rameen Mohammadi (left), associate provost for undergraduate and special programs, and Howard Gordon (right), executive assistant to college President Deborah F. Stanley, are, from left, Cuifen Zhuang, Francisco Perez, Andrea Roy, Imani Safita Gary, Brittany La’Ree Sperino Horsford, Katelyn Zhinin, Danielle Aguilar and Maame Hayfron. Missing from the photo are Fathama Ahmed and Michelle Lopez.
The State University of New York has named 11 SUNY Oswego students as 2014 recipients of Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarships. The program of direct aid seeks to attract and retain undergraduate students to SUNY campuses who have demonstrated high academic achievement and can demonstrate that they will contribute to the diversity of the student body. Flanked by Rameen Mohammadi (left), associate provost for undergraduate and special programs, and Howard Gordon (right), executive assistant to college President Deborah F. Stanley, are, from left, Cuifen Zhuang, Francisco Perez, Andrea Roy, Imani Safita Gary, Brittany La’Ree Sperino Horsford, Katelyn Zhinin, Danielle Aguilar and Maame Hayfron. Missing from the photo are Fathama Ahmed and Michelle Lopez.

OCO honors volunteers

Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Board President, Connie Cosemento (l) and Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier (r) present the OCO Distinguished Volunteers of the Year Award to members of the agency’s Bowl-A-Fun committee Debra French, second from left, and Diane Wood, second from right.  Absent from the photo are committee members Betsy Copps, Colette Nellis, Christine Prevost, Toni Ross, Denise Russell and Patrick Waite.
Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Board President, Connie Cosemento (l) and Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier (r) present the OCO Distinguished Volunteers of the Year Award to members of the agency’s Bowl-A-Fun committee Debra French, second from left, and Diane Wood, second from right. Absent from the photo are committee members Betsy Copps, Colette Nellis, Christine Prevost, Toni Ross, Denise Russell and Patrick Waite.

Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) recently honored members of the agency’s Bowl-A-Fun committee with the Distinguished Volunteer of the Year Award.

They were cited for going above and beyond in offering their time and talents to the poverty-fighting agency.

OCO Deputy Executive Director Sarah Irland praised the group for the work they do and the positive impact the Bowl-A-Fun committee has on the agency.

“These individuals give of themselves and their time to raise money for OCO programs that directly improve the quality of life for Oswego County residents,” she said.

“Over the past 15 years our Bowl-A-Fun committee members have helped raise more the $200,000 in support of services throughout our agency including generators for residential facilities, homeless services, field trips for youth and much more.

“As a result they have had a profoundly positive effect on thousands of consumers over the years,” Irland said. “They are the ultimate example of giving; devoting their time, talents and energy to help people they may never know.”

Meeting on a monthly basis throughout the year, members of OCO’s Bowl-A-Fun committee volunteer their time to plan the event.

From organizing the details of the day to gathering supplies, soliciting prizes, and ensuring the enjoyment of the participants, committee members do whatever it takes to make OCO’s Bowl-A-Fun a fun and successful event.

Members of this year’s Bowl-A-Fun Committee include Betsy Copps, Debra French, Colette Nellis, Christine Prevost, Diane Cooper-Currier, Toni Ross, Denise Russell, Patrick Waite and Diane Wood.

“I am amazed to think of the amount of time and effort this committee puts forth and I am pleased to able to recognize them with this award,” said Irland.

OCO, Inc is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.

A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations.  For more information, visit www.oco.org.

Walleye, pike, pickerel season open today

The state fishing season for walleye, northern pike, pickerel and tiger muskellunge opens Saturday, May 3, marking the opening of most of New York’s freshwater sportfish seasons, state Department of Environmental Conservation  Commissioner Joe Martens said.

Catch and release fishing for black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) in many waters across the state also begins May 3. The special trophy black bass season on Lake Erie where anglers can take one 20-inch or longer fish per day also begins May 3.

Bass anglers should check the New York State Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide (eregulations.com/newyork/fishing) to ensure that the water they desire to fish is open to catch and release angling.

Anglers are reminded that the muskellunge fishing season and the regular (harvest) season for black bass open on the 3rd Saturday in June, which is June 21 this year.

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