Youth artists needed for mural project; meeting scheduled for May 6 in Oswego

Kara Weiss, left, and Allie Henderson worked on a mural last summer on West Linear Park near the Utica Street Bridge. The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau will sponsor an informational meeting on the Springboard Mural Project at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 at Oswego City Hall. All interested youth and parents are encouraged to attend.
Kara Weiss, left, and Allie Henderson worked on a mural last summer on West Linear Park near the Utica Street Bridge. The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau will sponsor an informational meeting on the Springboard Mural Project at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 at Oswego City Hall. All interested youth and parents are encouraged to attend.

Submitted by Oswego County 

Spring is here again and the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau is gearing up for the start of the Springboard Mural Project.

Now in its sixth year, the mural organizing committee is seeking interested youth artists who would like to create a piece of public art in the city of Oswego.

The Youth Bureau will hold an informational meeting with young artists and their parents at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 in the Common Council Chambers of Oswego City Hall.

Youth ages 13 and older, and 8- to 12-year-olds (with parent attendance during painting) are welcome to participate.

The murals are located on West Linear Park near the Utica Street Bridge and are designed and created by local students.

“Last year 21 students completed over 30 murals along the river walk. We are hoping to expand that number this year and to complete even more murals,” said Dawn Metott, youth activities coordinator with the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.

“The mural project is a youth-focused initiative, with the design concept and implementation being directed by local young people with the support of the Springboard Mural Committee,” she said.

The project was originally a city-sponsored community development plan to address graffiti issues.

“Many of the youth artists we have in the group come back year after year to participate,” Metott said. “They love helping out their community and seeing a piece of artwork they created in a public space to be enjoyed by everyone.”

“Instead of just covering up the graffiti, the community has come together and invested in something special that reflects the sense of community pride which has made this project successful.”

For additional information or to participate in the project, attend the May 6 meeting or contact Metott at the Youth Bureau, phone 349-3575 or e-mail dmetott@oswegocounty.com.

Additional information is posted on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SpringboardMuralProject.

Pajamarama Day at BOCES

Dental Assisting students at Oswego County BOCES traded in their medical scrubs for pajamas to support Paige’s Butterfly Run and the children fighting cancer at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Appropriately called Paige’s Pajamarama Day, the adult education students and their instructor Adele Sherman paid a small donation for the honor to wear their pajamas to school for the day and support the nonprofit organization’s mission to fund pediatric cancer research and support children fighting cancer. Shown are front left to right, Rebecca Allen, Brooke Firenze, Rebecca Williams and Mallarie Byrne. Back left to right are Adele Sherman (instructor), Macey Kerr, Stacy Ranieri, Miranda Buskey, Annettie Rice, Ashleigh Ecke and Sarah Rice.
Dental Assisting students at Oswego County BOCES traded in their medical scrubs for pajamas to support Paige’s Butterfly Run and the children fighting cancer at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Appropriately called Paige’s Pajamarama Day, the adult education students and their instructor Adele Sherman paid a small donation for the honor to wear their pajamas to school for the day and support the nonprofit organization’s mission to fund pediatric cancer research and support children fighting cancer. Shown are front left to right, Rebecca Allen, Brooke Firenze, Rebecca Williams and Mallarie Byrne. Back left to right are Adele Sherman (instructor), Macey Kerr, Stacy Ranieri, Miranda Buskey, Annettie Rice, Ashleigh Ecke and Sarah Rice.

In and Around Hannibal

As I write this, Hannibal United Methodist Church has called in to announce their New-2-U sale (the sale begins on Friday with a bag sale on Saturday.)

Hannibal Elderberries will host their annual sale at the Community Center, where you begin your junk hunt day!

There will be a Community-wide Yard Sale in the Hannibal area Saturday, May 3rd beginning at 8:00 am. If you wish to participate and would like your sale placed on the master list call 564-6410 and provide your street address and phone number by this Sunday April 27.

Scott’s Building Supply will be holding a SPECIAL SALE on May 3, Hannibal’s Yard Sale Day. You won’t want to miss this sale, which will be held in one of their pole barns on Auburn Street in the village.

Multiple copies of the master list will be available for the buying public at the Community Center (Library) beginning at 8 a.m.

The Senior Meals Program meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday for lunch at the Senior Center promptly at noon.  The center opens at 10 for those who like to work on puzzles, read the paper or just have a chat over coffee.

The center is located in the Library across from the Hannibal Fire Hall on Oswego Street.

This week’s menu features:

Monday, April 28 — Cook’s choice (call for details)

Wednesday — Homemade macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, vegetable blend, pears

Friday — Beef stew, biscuit, vegetable, juice, fruited gelatin

Activities: Monday — Games and Wii bowling; Wednesday — Games, bingo after lunch; Friday — games

The Senior Council would like to remind you that their rooms are available for groups and family rental when not being otherwise used.  Please give Rosemary a call for information and booking at 564-5471.

The Hannibal Methodist Church serves a free lunch (donations for this ministry accepted though) on Thursdays at 11:30.    The church is one block west of the Village Square on Route 3 (Church Street).

The Mother and Daughter Banquet for the Hannibal United Methodist Church will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8. Reservations may be made with Ulah Baker, 564-6376 by May 1.

Presbyterian Women of Cayuga-Syracuse will meet at First United Church in Fulton on Saturday May 3.

Rita Hooper will be presenting a program on her mission trip to Appalachia last year.  Meeting starts with registration at 9:45 a.m. In the afternoon there will be a ‘hands on’ project for the gals to work on while viewing a CD on the Brethren Center, including SERVV and Church World Service.  For luncheon reservations please call 706-3564.

Hannibal Dems will be hosting a chicken barbecue at the American Legion on Rochester Street Sunday May 4 beginning at noon.  They sell out quickly. If you would like to purchase pre-sale tickets, please call 564-5630.

The Jammers start up on Monday, May 5 with a covered dish dinner beginning at 6 p.m. at the American Legion on Rochester Street in Hannibal. Bring a dish to pass, the table service will be provided.

The Jam begins at 7.  It has been a long, long winter for many of us waiting for the return of the Jammers. Drat, I’ve got three places to be that night…guess I’ll get there late – save me dessert Gloria!

There’s always room for more musicians, so if you play a fiddle, guitar, harmonica, washboard, sing or yodel, mark the Jammers on your calendar.  They meet every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Legion from now until that white stuff that falls from the sky gets to bothersome to deal with!

The Oswego Association of American Baptist Women will meet for dinner May 5 at the Baptist Church in Pulaski. Registration is 6:15, dinner at 6:30. For reservations, please call Colleen at 298-5265 by May 1.

Last call for Church World Service Kits – If you have some kits and would like to get them on the Truck from Central NY going to the Brethren Center in Maryland, give Rita Hooper a call at 706-3564 and make arrangements to drop them in Fulton.  The truck is being packed on May 6.

Home and School will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 6 at Fairley School room 30.

North Volney Methodist Church, (corner of County Routes 4 and 6 in Volney) will host a gospel concert featuring the Misfits and Lake Effect Bluegrass from 1 to 3 p.m. May 10. They will also have a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; a plant sale, bake sale and lunch will be available too!

The concert is free; a free will offering will be received to pay the musicians.

The public hearing on the Hannibal school district proposed budget for 2014-15 will be at 6:30 p.m. May 12 in the board room at the high school.

The Friends of the Library have a new raffle basket called Just Frogin’ Around, all things frog. Includes a fountain, garden ornament, calculator, wrapping paper and more. The drawing is May 13.

Plans are underway for the Hannibal Alumni Banquet June 14. This year it will be held at the Elks Lodge on Pierce Drive in Fulton. Watch for posters for reservation information.

Rita Hooper
706-3564
Twohoops2@juno.com

Dollars for Scholars BBQ set for Hannibal

Hannibal  Dollars for Scholars is hosting a pulled pork barbecue from noon until 3:30 p.m. (or until sold out) Saturday, May 10, at the Hannibal American Legion on Rochester Street in Hannibal.

The menu includes  pulled pork with a kaiser roll, cole slaw, salt potatoes, baked beans and dessert. Take-out dinners will be available.

Pre-sale tickets are available. Visit the chapter website at hannibal.dollarsforscholars.org and email one of the chapter contacts, or phone 564-5630.

All proceeds will be used to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Hannibal High School. In 2013 the chapter provided 13 scholarships of $500 each to Hannibal students.

Hannibal Dollars for Scholars is a chapter of the national organization Dollars for Scholars. Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America, is a national umbrella program that includes more than  1,100 locally-based, volunteer-driven chapters.

Phoenix board approves calendar

The Phoenix Central School District Board of Education approved the district’s 2014-2015 instructional calendar during a meeting March 24.

The calendar contains important testing dates and also includes holidays, vacations, professional development dates and teacher orientation days.

To view the instructional calendar, visit phoenixcsd.org/calendar.

Birdlebough Class of 1974 reunion set for August

The John C. Birdlebough Class of 1974 will be holding its 40th class reunion Friday Aug. 15 and Saturday Aug. 16.

The Class of 74 would also like to extend an invitation to the Classes of 1973 and 1974 to come together Friday evening after 9 p.m. at Dox Grill At Pirates Cove for an informal get together.

For more information, contact Laurie McGarry Digiulio at 457-4748 or at digiulio16@aol.com

4 men running for Phoenix school board

Four men are running for three open seats on the Phoenix school board this year.

They are:

  • Paul Gilchrist, 15 Kline Drive., Pennellville
  • Ryan Czyz, 2432 Lamson Road, Phoenix
  • Keith Watkins, 8585 Bankrupt Road, Phoenix
  • James Graham, 7 Whippoorill Lane, Pennellville

The term for the school board seats is three years.

The election is May 20. On that date, residents also will vote on the 2014-15 school budget.

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