Funding helps art center continue to offer Arty Camp

Children are able to learn about the arts during the summer thanks to grants received by the CNY Arts Center.

The grants from the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and the state Office of children and Family Services and money from the Decentralization Program allow the center to provide two sessions of Arty Day Camp.

A sizzling summer of Arty fun is well underway so far with the first session of the fourth annual Arty Day Camp running  July 14-18 at the Center, located in 357 State St. Methodist Church in Fulton.

This session of camp offers students art and theater classes along with lunch and afternoon group art projects from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is open to children ages 5 to 15.

Students receive morning art and theater classes with professionals followed by lunch, which is provided, then group activities and art projects.

CNY Arts Center is designated as a Summer Meal Site to offer free lunches to community children 18 and under during the week of ARTY Day Camp. Children who attend the lunch are included in afternoon art projects at no charge.

Art project supplies are provided by a mini-grant from the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and the state Office of Children and Family Services.

Scholarships are available made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the state Council on the Arts, with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

Arty Camp will return Aug. 11-25 with classes in art, dance and theater with the same free lunch and afternoon art projects provided by grants and funding made available to CNY Arts Center.

To register for camp, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

Time to ‘sit and knit’ in Fulton

Ladies gathered on a Saturday in June to share knitting fun with yarn provided by CNY Arts Center. Sit and Knit with ‘Nita will start on Wednesdays at Arts in the HeART Gallery anytime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. while the gallery, located at 47 S. First St is open. For more information call the gallery at 598-ARTS (2787) or the Center ar 592-3373.
Ladies gathered on a Saturday in June to share knitting fun with yarn provided by CNY Arts Center. Sit and Knit with ‘Nita will start on Wednesdays at Arts in the HeART Gallery anytime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. while the gallery, located at 47 S. First St is open. For more information call the gallery at 598-ARTS (2787) or the Center ar 592-3373.

CNY Arts Center is planning yarn fun on Wednesdays at its downtown gallery located at 47 S. First St in Fulton.

The community is invited to stop in the gallery anytime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. for knitting and crocheting sessions with Anita Vibbert.

“Anita is one of our newest and most engaging volunteers,” said Nancy Fox, director. “Volunteering to sit at the gallery allows her ample time to share her love of knitting with anyone who wants to drop by to sit and knit for a spell.

“We have a large collection of yarn and Anita will be delighted to teach basic knit stitches to anyone who wants to learn. And she’d love to learn to crochet so she’s hopeful knitters and crochet lovers will drop by for an hour or so just to visit and swap techniques, ideas and all things yarn.”

Yarn is provided for beginners and new projects, but please bring your own knitting needles and crochet hooks.

Arts in the HeART Gallery is run by volunteers from CNY Arts Center at 47 S. First St in Fulton, across from the city gazebo. For more information, call 592-3373.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Trinity United Methodist Church in Oswego will serve a turkey dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday July 19 at the church at 45 E. Utica St.

The menu consists of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, squash, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, beverages and homemade pie.

Takeouts will be available.

A portion of the proceeds of the dinner will benefit SAF House.

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The Mount Pleasant Grange in Volney will have its waffle breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday July 19 at the grange at 2825  County Route 45.

The special fruit topping this mnth is blueberries. The waffles will come with the usual breakfast buffet and sugar-free toppings also will be available.

Takeouts also area available.

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The Minetto United Methodist Church will host a free dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27.

The menu will be hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, salad, and dessert. Donations are not expected but will be accepted.

A collection shed is available in the parking lot at the back of the church for usable clothing items that can be recycled. Acceptable items include: all clothing, shoes, sneakers, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys.

The building is fully accessible and is located at the corner of State Route 48 and County Route 8, one block south of the Stewarts Shop, midway between Oswego and Fulton, in the village of Minetto.

For more information about programs and services call 529-1936 or visit our website at http://www.MinettoUMC.org/.

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There will be a Chillin’ & Grillin’ night at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 at the Pennellville United Methodist Church, 389 County Route 54 in Pennellville.

Festivities include grilled hot dogs, chips and drinks. Music will be provided by Diana Gardiner. Come and enjoy an evening of fellowship, food and fun.

Bring your lawn chair so we can chill and grill outside, weather permitting.

Fulton Kiwanis baseball hits the field

Do It Right Plumbing Batter Brianna Coakley and Fulton Screen Printing Catcher Isabella Schultz are photographed during a Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Softball Game on July 9 at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven.
Do It Right Plumbing Batter Brianna Coakley and Fulton Screen Printing Catcher Isabella Schultz are photographed during a Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Softball Game on July 9 at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven.
Pathfinder Bank Batter Hope Morrison is pictured during a Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Softball Game against Reality USA on July 9 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.
Pathfinder Bank Batter Hope Morrison is pictured during a Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Softball Game against Reality USA on July 9 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.
Patterson Warehouse Batter Alex Crisafulli and Oswego County Ambulance Catcher Avery Farfaglia are pictured during a Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Minor League Game on July 7 at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven.
Patterson Warehouse Batter Alex Crisafulli and Oswego County Ambulance Catcher Avery Farfaglia are pictured during a Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Minor League Game on July 7 at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven.

Police blotter

Fulton Police Department

Calvin L. Waite, 39, of Buffalo Street, Fulton, and Alex Holley, 24, of Wickham Street, Fulton, are charged with burglary, a felony, and assault, a misdemeanor. Police say they both forcefully pushed open a door and enter a room and punched the victim several times in the face.

Melissa S. Ives, 35, of South Fourth Street, Fulton, is charged with grand larceny, a felony. Police say she took property valued at about $2,000 (books of collectible coins) from the victim at 211 Buffalo St. on or about June 9 or 10. Police said she sold the coins to a jeweler in Oswego.

Oswego County Sheriff’s Office

Raymond Hart, 42, of Crabtree Lane, Cicero was arrested for course of sexual conduct with a child, second degree, a felony, stemming from the investigation into an incident in which he allegedly engaged in sexual contact with a victim less than 11 years old from July 1999 through November 2001 at a residence in New Haven.

He was arraigned in Scriba town court and sent to the Oswego County jail in lieu of  $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. He will return to New Haven court July 17.

Hilario B. Tello, 40, of 24 Ontario St., Oswego, NY was arrested following an investigation into the break in at a town of Oswego business June 15. He is charged with grand larceny and burglary, both felonies, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, for allegedly breaking a window to gain access to the business and taking a laptop.

He also was charged with burglary and grand larceny after the investigation into a separate incident at an Oswego Town business in which he allegedly entered the business and took a laptop, some coins from the register and consumable goods.

He was arraigned in Oswego Town Court and sent to the Oswego County jail without bail.

Craig S. Waybright, 38, of Wayne Street, Mexico, was arrested for criminal mischief third degree, a felony, following a domestic incident in the town of Mexico where he allegedly kicked the door to the residence open causing damage to the door, frame and lock.

Waybright was arraigned in Mexico Town Court and released on his own recognizance until a court date on Aug. 5.

Kody L. Barr-Jenkins, 17, of Pumphouse Road, Mexico, was arrested at the Oswego County Correctional Facility as he is a resident based on a parole violation and charged with burglary, a felony, and conspiracy and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.

He was charged following the investigation into his alleged involvement in the theft of a lawn mower out of a shed in the village of Mexico. Barr-Jenkins was arraigned in Mexico Town Court and sent back to the Oswego County jail in lieu of $20,000/$40,000 bail with a return to court date of July 29. This remains an open investigation.

Shulick King of Wings at Oswego Speedway event

A Kingly Dave Shullick Jr stands tall in Oswego Speedway’s ISMA King of Wings victory lane.
A Kingly Dave Shullick Jr stands tall in Oswego Speedway’s ISMA King of Wings victory lane.

Submitted by Jim Feeney

The ISMA Supermodifieds were back at the infamous “Steel Palace” of Oswego Speedway for the sixth edition of the Shea Concrete King of Wings Saturday night and Dave Shulick topped the stout 31-car field from practice through the checkered flag. Continue reading

Balloon Fest photo contest winners announced

"Reflections' by Paul Kilgore.
“Reflections’ by Paul Kilgore.
Second-place winner Pamela with "Green Summer."
Second-place winner Pamela Bessel  with “Green Summer.”

iHeartOswego.com and All Over Events said Paul Kilgore is the winner of the photo contest held in conjunction with the Oswego County Balloon Festival June 6 to June 8.

The grand prize goes to “Reflections,” a stunning photo showing one of the balloons not only landing, but also in a reflection in a pool of water.

Kilgore’s photo will be featured as the cover photo for the Oswego County Balloon Festival on its official Facebook page along with a $25 gift certificate to Jimmie James BBQ in Scriba, and a fine art poster from Copies In Time, Copy & Print Center of Oswego.

In second place is “Green Summer” by Pamela Bessel. The photo is the very definition of serenity. Bessel will also receive a fine art poster of her submission from Copies in Time, Copy & Print Center of Oswego.

The first Oswego County Balloon Festival was held at the Oswego County Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek. The festival featured crafters, bands and, of course, big beautiful hot air balloons.

The 2014 Oswego County Balloon Festival was brought to us by All Over Events. iHeartOswego.com was the official sponsor for the 2014 Oswego County Balloon Festival Photo Contest and has provided all prizes.

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