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Tyler D’Arcy, a school-age student at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix, is building with Legos.  Tyler is looking at a book called “The Lego Ideas Book, Unlock Your Imagination” which has more than 500 ideas for the kids to build from. Tyler has to make sure he has all the pieces before he starts his creation. Discovery Day Care has openings in the Preschool and School Age rooms. Call for a tour at 695-4838.
Tyler D’Arcy, a school-age student at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix, is building with Legos. Tyler is looking at a book called “The Lego Ideas Book, Unlock Your Imagination” which has more than 500 ideas for the kids to build from. Tyler has to make sure he has all the pieces before he starts his creation. Discovery Day Care has openings in the Preschool and School Age rooms. Call for a tour at 695-4838.

Alaina Hubbell, a school-age student at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix, is helping Maya Cooley (preschool student) make a homemade bird feeder. The girls had unbaked biscuits that they made into a doughnut shape and then spread the bird seed on the biscuit. The biscuit is then cooked and cooled. Later they were able to bring them outside and hang on a tree branch for the birds to eat. Discovery Day Care has openings in the Preschool and School Age rooms. Call for a tour at 695-4838. Discovery Day Care is a program of Oswego County Opportunities Education Services. For more information, visit OCO’s website at www.oco.org.
Alaina Hubbell, a school-age student at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix, is helping Maya Cooley (preschool student) make a homemade bird feeder. The girls had unbaked biscuits that they made into a doughnut shape and then spread the bird seed on the biscuit. The biscuit is then cooked and cooled. Later they were able to bring them outside and hang on a tree branch for the birds to eat. Discovery Day Care has openings in the Preschool and School Age rooms. Call for a tour at 695-4838. Discovery Day Care is a program of Oswego County Opportunities Education Services. For more information, visit OCO’s website at www.oco.org.

 

Fulton Little League opens for season

President of Fulton Little League Baseball John Florek is pictured with Ryan Barry during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Fulton Little League Baseball Season on April 26. After it was announced that the upcoming season would be dedicated to him, Barry threw the ceremonial first pitch. Barry was paralyzed from the waist down in a biking accident at summer camp at Casowasco.
President of Fulton Little League Baseball John Florek is pictured with Ryan Barry during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Fulton Little League Baseball Season on April 26. After it was announced that the upcoming season would be dedicated to him, Barry threw the ceremonial first pitch. Barry was paralyzed from the waist down in a biking accident at summer camp at Casowasco.

Poetry Corner: Blossom Bride

 by Jim Farfaglia

 

Once a year she appears,

this spring bride all aglow;

ready to take her vows again

just beyond my kitchen window.

 

Oh, how her white gown shines

next to new and ever-greens;

the gray of winter fading fast,

her blossoms pure as dreams.

 

She stands with arms reaching,

joyful to marry this season;

we witnesses, content to wait,

for joy is the best of all reasons.

Pillow joins college ensembles for concerts

Multi-instrumentalist Charles Pillow will join three SUNY Oswego ensembles for free public concerts in at 7:30 p.m. consecutive days at Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.

On Tuesday, May 6, the college’s Jazz Ensemble will feature Pillow, an international jazz artist, focusing on Pillow’s de-orchestration of Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures in an Exhibition.”

Pillow will perform on a variety of instruments. The repertoire also will include pieces by jazz greats Pat Metheny, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and an arrangement of Joe Zawinul’s “Birdland” by Stan Gosek, emeritus professor of music at SUNY Oswego.

On May 7, Pillow will sit in on saxophone with the Oswego Jazz Project, generally an all-faculty combo that occasionally invites students and other performers to play.

On May 8, the college’s Wind Ensemble will perform the world premiere of New Zealand-Canadian composer David Lisik’s piece, “The Dogmas of the Quiet Past,” featuring Pillow on alto sax.

The group also will perform works by Percy Grainger, Eric Whitacre and Gustav Holst.

For more information on SUNY Oswego fine arts performances, visit www.oswego.edu/arts. Information on visitor parking is available at www.oswego.edu/administration/parking.

Free concert at SUNY Oswego May 4

SUNY Oswego’s College-Community Orchestra will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in Sheldon Hall ballroom. The orchestra’s director, Juan F. La Manna of the college’s music department, will conduct.

“Pieces performed will include Purcell’s delightful suite from the opera ‘The Fairy Queen,’ romantic and expressive excerpts from the opera  “l’Arlesienne’ by French composer Bizet, and the powerful ‘Lullaby and Finale’ from Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird’ ballet,” La Manna said. “Beethoven’s joyous, humorous and raucous ‘Symphony No. 8’ will close the program.”

Donations to benefit the SUNY Oswego music department’s scholarship fund will be accepted.

For more information about fine arts events at Oswego, visit www.oswego.edu/arts.

Information on parking is available at www.oswego.edu/administration/parking.

SUNY Oswego students collect awards at film festival

A still shot from Peter Myers’ first-place film, “Gone Fishing”
A still shot from Peter Myers’ first-place film, “Gone Fishing”

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

SUNY Oswego students collected six awards at the fifth annual SUNYwide Film Festival and Symposium held in April at SUNY Fredonia.

Peter Myers’ animated film “Gone Fishing” won first place in the animation category. Jeffrey Newell’s “Myopia” received honorable mention in the experimental category as well as the prestigious Audience Choice Award.

“Ekiti Son” by Calvin Nemec won first place in the music video category. These films can be seen on online on Vimeo.

Myers, of Red Hook, is a junior cinema and screen studies major. Newell is from Liverpool and is a graduate student in art who majored in both broadcasting and cinema and screen studies as an undergraduate at Oswego.

Nemec is a junior broadcasting and cinema and screen studies major from East Aurora.

The top awards for student papers went to Oswego students: first place to “Bits of Jeanne Deilman in Irreversible and Hunger” by Michael Fisher and second place to “Spice World: The Masquerade of the Third Wave of Feminism” by Kelsey Titus.

Fisher, of Islip Terrace, graduated in December with majors in technology education and cinema and screen studies. Titus is from Cicero and is a graduate student in technology education who majored in cinema and screen studies as an undergraduate at Oswego.

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