Paws Across Oswego County event April 27

April 27 is a very big day for Paws Across Oswego County, a local nonprofit animal rescue located in Oswego.

For its ninth year, Paws Across Oswego County is hosting its annual Open House and Rescue Fundraiser.

Paws Across Oswego County’s Open House will be from noon to 5 p.m. at Paws & Effect at 2035 County Route 1 in Oswego. Inquiries regarding event questions or donations can be sent to paoc@twcny.rr.com.

This event is known for bringing local animal rescues together to spread the word about animal adoption and to raise funds for their cause.

There are drawings, a silent auction, food, demonstrations, a bake sale, door prizes and more.

The silent auction includes more than  $5,000 in products donated by local and nationwide businesses for the attendees to bid on. Including baskets and gift certificates, the products offered will be both human and pet related.

The drawings also have brought a lot of attention to the cause this year. Tickets are being sold for items such as a Disney Getaway, a one-year supply of Merrick Dog Food, a one-year supply of Merrick Cat Food, a one-year supply of Whole Earth Farms Dog Food and a 32 GB iPad Air.

The Disney trip includes four one-day Park Hopper Passes to Disney World and a three day-two night stay at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, FL.

The pet food drawings will be presented as 12 gift certificates for bags of food and have been generously provided by Merrick Pet Care.

The iPad Air is a 32 GB model that has been donated by Stella and the Merriam Barrett Guest House.

Tickets for the drawings are available for presale at Paws & Effect and will be sold the day of the event for $5 each, three tickets for $10 or 10 tickets for $20.

Lighthouse Lanes will be supplying barbecued chicken and pulled pork meals for sale. Each meal comes with two sides and will be $10 each.

There also will be small salads for vegetarians. There will be a bake sale and drinks available for purchase, as well.

SUNY Oswego professors honored

Dr. Barry A. Friedman, professor of management in SUNY Oswego’s School of Business and author of more than 35 peer-reviewed articles on topics as diverse as corporate reputation and parents’ school satisfaction, is this year’s recipient of the college President’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity.

The college Provost’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity, recognizing research excellence within the recipient’s first six years at the college, goes to another School of Business faculty member, Dr. Hong Wan, assistant professor of accounting.

Barry A. Friedman

A faculty member in the School of Business since 2003, Friedman drew praise from colleagues near and far for his research productivity and quality, leadership in creating a culture of scholarship in the School of Business, influence in the classroom and in mentored partnerships encouraging student research, expertise in statistical analysis and the broad impact of his work in human resource management, economics, psychology and higher education.

Dean Richard Skolnik wrote in support of the award that Friedman “has been a catalyst for enhancing scholarship in the school and the college.”

Skolnik pointed out Friedman co-chairs the college’s Human Subjects Committee, overseeing rigorous ethical standards for research; has chaired the School of Business’ Intellectual Contributions Committee, encouraging and assisting research among colleagues; and serves as editorial board member of the Business Research Consortium — comprised of institutions accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — where Friedman has “encouraged wide participation within the School of Business and across the region.”

Ashraf M. Attia of the management and marketing faculty, who wrote the letter of nomination, noted Friedman’s publications have come in such respected journals as Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Industrial Relations and Business Communications Quarterly, and among his 19 conference presentations are those at the Academy of Management.

A past recipient of the campus President’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Friedman teaches courses in organizational behavior as well as human resource management.

He has mentored — and sometimes co-authored with — many student researchers, and serves as adviser to the student chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management.

Friedman has 25 years of industry experience in human resources development and management with ExxonMobil, Xerox and Harris Interactive.

He also has taught in Singapore, Turkey and Japan, and collaborated with researchers across the globe. He has doctoral and master’s degrees in industrial and organizational psychology from Ohio State University.

Hong Wan

Wan joined the Oswego faculty in 2008 and has eight refereed publications in respected journals. He is the current chair of the business school’s Intellectual Contributions Committee.

With research interests spanning initial public offerings, the statistical mechanics of financial processes and the effects of power relationships on corporate governance, Wan has researched and written or co-authored articles on what drives the underpricing of IPOs backed by venture capital, analysis of stock liquidity and “earnings smoothing,” and exploring executive compensation following IPOs in relation to the power of executives such as Bill Gates and the late Steve Jobs.

“While building his impressive research portfolio, Dr. Wan has made himself into a highly valued colleague at SUNY Oswego,” Dean Crawford, professor of accounting, wrote in nominating Wan for the award.

“He is one of the best-loved finance instructors in the School of Business and receives consistently high ratings from students,” Crawford said.

Wan has given invited talks and seminars in his native China and across the United States. His and co-authors’ research presentations include appearances at more than 20 economic and finance association conferences, from Chinese cities Pingyao to Shanghai, Denver to Chicago and Bangkok to Cape Town.

“In addition to his scholarship, Dr. Wan has been very supportive of students and other faculty,” wrote Skolnik in support of Wan’s award. “He has been the faculty host for a number of visiting scholars, which has resulted in two co-authored, peer-reviewed journal articles. He has mentored 12 students for Quest research presentations and has advised students for the Charter Financial Analyst research challenge.”

Wan received his doctorate in finance at the University of South Florida and his MBA from Virginia Tech.

Chiropractors help out United Way

Area chiropractors will offer Patient Appreciation Day April 26 in support of the United Way. Shown getting ready for the event are Dr. Richard Falanga, Dr. Brent Tallents, Dr. Beth Dubois, Lois Luber, Dr. Richard Tesoriero, Dr. Casey McCaffrey, Dr. Dustin Wahrendorf, and Dr. Jason Cunningham.  Absent from photo are; Dr. Franklin Perkins II, Dr. Michael Soucy, Dr. Ryan Barker, Dr. Anthony Licatese. All proceeds go to the United Way.
Area chiropractors will offer Patient Appreciation Day April 26 in support of the United Way. Shown getting ready for the event are Dr. Richard Falanga, Dr. Brent Tallents, Dr. Beth Dubois, Lois Luber, Dr. Richard Tesoriero, Dr. Casey McCaffrey, Dr. Dustin Wahrendorf, and Dr. Jason Cunningham. Absent from photo are; Dr. Franklin Perkins II, Dr. Michael Soucy, Dr. Ryan Barker, Dr. Anthony Licatese. All proceeds go to the United Way.

Chiropractors throughout Oswego County will host a special Patient Appreciation Day in support of the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

On Saturday, April 26, participating chiropractors will offer chiropractic treatments for current and former patients, as well as examinations for new patients in exchange for a $20 donation to the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

“Patient Appreciation Day is a wonderful opportunity for health conscious individuals to receive an important examination and valuable information at a very affordable price,” said Melanies Trexler, executive director of the United Way. “You really can’t afford not to take advantage of this rare opportunity.”

All proceeds from the day will benefit United Way of Greater Oswego County and the many member agency programs that the United Way supports.

Chiropractors participating in Patient Appreciation Day include:

Falanga Family Chiropractic 

Oswego – 343-2961

Dr. Beth Dubois

Dr. Richard F. Falanga

 Family Chiropractic Office

Fulton – (315) 593-7555

Dr. Brett R. Tallents

McCaffrey Chiropractic

Oswego – (315) 342-3877

Dr. Casey McCaffrey

Perkins Chiropractic

Hannibal – (315) 564-7022

Dr. Franklin L. Perkins II

Tesoriero Chiropractic

Oswego – (315) 343-5713

Dr. Richard Tesoriero

Licatese Chiropractic

Oswego – (315) 342-6300

Dr. Anthony Licatese

Dr. Ryan Barker

Active Chiropractic – Oswego 

Dr. Jason Cunningham (315) 383-9614

Dr. Dustin Wahrendorf (315) 591-1091

Advanced Wellness Chiropractic 

Mexico – (315) 963-8700

Dr. Michael Soucy

Those interested in Patient Appreciation Day are urged to call the participating chiropractor of their choice and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

For more information, call one of the chiropractors or the United Way at 593-1900.

Seniors hear tips on not getting scammed

Todd speaks to residents at Bishop's Commons.
Todd speaks to residents at Bishop’s Commons.

Residents at Bishop’s Commons welcomed Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd who presented tips to help seniors avoid falling victim to “scams” or consumer fraud.

“There are many aggressive and creative ways con artists use to attempt to steal your money and obtain personal information, whether it is through a telephone conversation or an e-mail,” warned  Todd.

The Internet alone accounts for billions of dollars in fraudulent activity each year. One of the biggest crimes involves identity theft, usually when an unsuspecting victim provides their name and social security number.

The sheriff warned that consumer fraud is not just happening in other places, but has occurred right here in Oswego County.

“If you receive a phone call where the caller is asking you for personal information,” Todd said, “just hang up; don’t confirm your name or social security number”.

The best way to avoid becoming a victim is to avoid giving out personal information over the phone or by responding to emails from unfamiliar sources.

Porky and Buddy discuss sick, dirty, smelly pets at a store

Dear Porky and Buddy,

I was out shopping a few days ago with my granddaughters who are nuts (in a good way) about animals.

So, on a whim really, I took them into a pet store to see the puppies for sale. I would never actually buy a puppy from a pet store because I know about the problem of puppy mills, but I thought it would be fun for them.

Boy, was I wrong!  There were 10 puppies in a pen in the store. They looked terrible, as though they all had colds or something with runny crusted eyes and runny noses and the pen was dirty and stinky.

I had no idea what to do, so I just hustled my granddaughters out of the store and told them we should not be around sick animals.

But what should I have done about the puppies? I keep thinking about them.

Irene

Dear Irene,

New York State has what is known as the Puppy Lemon Law.

Under Article 35-D of the General Business Law, if you purchase a sick dog or cat and a veterinarian certifies the animal as unfit within 14 days of a sale, you  have the right to a refund, exchange or reimbursement of veterinary costs up to the cost of the pet.

You are not a purchaser, thank goodness, but the Department of Agriculture and Markets regulates pet dealers and takes complaints about observations of unhealthy conditions at pet stores and other pet dealers even if you did not purchase.

You can find the online complaint form right here:  http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/petdealercomplain.html

There is also a printable form here that you can download and mail in: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/AI/small_animals/webcomplaintform0808.pdf

The New York State Attorney General also had an Animal Protection Initiative and takes and investigates complaints about pet stores and pet dealers. You can call toll free, (888) 697-3444.

The law is designed to safeguard the public and to ensure the humane treatment of dogs and cats by requiring pet dealers to guarantee the good health of any such animal sold by a pet dealer to a consumer.

A pet dealer is a pet store or breeder who engages in the sale of more than nine dogs or cats a year for profit to the public. Dealers must post a notice of consumer rights in a manner clearly visible, and at the time of sale, must also provide written notice of the same to the consumer.

Under “Article 26-A of the Agriculture and Markets Law pertaining to the licensing of pet dealers, they are also required to provide appropriate veterinary care to their “merchandise,” something that this pet store was apparently not doing.

You can find out the details of the Pet Lemon Law and the laws and regulations pertaining to the care of animals by pet dealers at http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/AI/small_animals.html

Irene, we really encourage you to make your observation known to both agencies by filing and calling. Concerned animal lovers like you are the best defense against sub-standard conditions leading to  unhealthy pets in pet stores.

And if you would like to adopt a healthy pet that has received great vet care, go to www.oswegohumane.org.

The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.

Our office is at 265 W. First St., Oswego. Phone is 207-1070. Email is ochscontact@hotmail.com. Visit the website at www.oswegohumane.org.

Hazardous waste collection site opens May 3

Submitted by Oswego County

Oswego County residents will be able to safely dispose of unwanted chemicals, pesticides and other hazardous waste products beginning Saturday, May 3, at the Oswego County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility.

Located at the Bristol Hill Landfill, 3125 State Route 3, Volney, the facility will be open Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 11 a.m. from May through September.

Managed by the Oswego County Department of Solid Waste, the program is free to Oswego County residents.

The household hazardous waste disposal program is sponsored by the Oswego County Legislature and the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

“The household hazardous waste collection facility gives residents a convenient way to safely dispose of expired chemical products and unwanted hazardous wastes,” said Frank Visser, Oswego County Solid Waste Director.

“This method of household hazardous waste management has proven to be cost-effective and user-friendly. Materials are packaged and stored in a secure area until a sufficient amount has accumulated for shipping,” Visser said.

Customers should pull their vehicle up to the side of the building, which is located between the transfer station and solid waste offices.

Drivers should remain in their vehicles and wait for materials to be unloaded by the solid waste department staff.

These items are accepted at the collection facility:

Adhesives, aerosols, antifreeze, auto batteries, light ballasts (non PCB), brake fluid, cements, degreasers, disinfectants, dry gas, flea products, fluorescent bulbs, gasoline, hobby chemicals, household cleaners, insect repellants,  lacquers, lighter fluids and  lubricants.

Also: mercury containing devices, oil-based paints (no latex paints will be accepted), paint removers and thinners, pesticides, pool chemicals, rat poisons, rug and upholstery cleaners, solvents, turpentine, varnish, weed killers, and wood stains.

A complete list of materials is listed on the solid waste department web site at www.oswegocounty.com/dsw/hhw.html.

Materials should be in their original containers and placed in sturdy cardboard boxes. Leaking containers should be wrapped in newspaper and placed in a clear plastic bag.

Dried latex paint, used motor oil, household batteries, cell phones, computers, electronic equipment, and appliances containing CFC refrigerant are accepted year-round at the transfer stations.

There is no charge for recycling electronic equipment such as computer monitors, microwave ovens, fax machines and televisions. There is a $15 fee to recycle appliances that contain CFC refrigerant.

Visser requests that, for safety reasons, people do not bring children or pets to the collection site. Smoking is prohibited in the unloading area.

When lines are long, cars may be turned away so that materials can be processed prior to facility closing.

The Solid Waste Department also accepts hazardous wastes from Oswego County businesses that meet the regulatory requirements. Business owners should contact the Solid Waste Office to find out if they qualify and to obtain a cost estimate for disposal of materials.

For more information, call the Oswego County Solid Waste Office at 591-9200, or visit the Department of Solid Waste Web site at http://www.oswegocounty.com/dsw/index.html

County Health Department clinics for week of April 21

Submitted by Oswego County

The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified home health care, long-term home health care, certified hospice, and a maternal and child health program.

Walk-in influenza clinics are held weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego for people age 19 and older. No appointment is needed; walk-ins are welcome.

Children’s flu vaccine is now available every Tuesday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Oswego, and the third Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.

The children’s flu vaccine is available at no cost to all children who qualify for the Vaccines for Children Program provided by the New York State Department of Health. For those who do not qualify, the cost is $37 for the inactivated vaccine.

The health department accepts cash or checks for payment. The department does not accept credit or debit cards. Patients with private insurance, Managed Medicaid, Managed Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare, and Medicare Part B should bring their benefit cards with them to the immunization clinic.  No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

The following services will be offered during the week of April 21 at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

OSWEGO:

** Adult Influenza Clinic: Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., walk-in clinic.

** Immunization Clinic: Tuesday, April 22, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., walk-in clinic.

** Pregnancy Testing: Free pregnancy testing is available. Call 349-3391 to schedule an appointment.

** Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Treatment Services: Call 349-3547 to schedule an appointment.

** HIV Counseling and Testing Service:  Call 349-3547 to schedule an appointment.

Immunization clinics are held every Tuesday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 70 Bunner St., Oswego, and the third Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.

For more information about public health services, contact the County Health Department, weekdays, phone 349-3547 or (800) 596-3200, ext. 3547. For information on rabies clinics, call 349-3564.

SOS Fest comes to Hannibal July 18, 19 and 20

The fourth annual SOS FEST (Save Our Students) three-day Christian music festival is planned for Rochester Street, Hannibal July 18, 19 and 20.

There will more than 15 bands sure to please all musical tastes. There will also be mission displays, food booths, crafts, art work, merchandise displays, workshops, free waterslides and on site camping.

Tickets are only $10 per day, Sunday free or a full-event pas for $25.

Go to www.itickets.com to obtain tickets.

Churches, youth groups, nonprofit organizations, booster club, Scout troops and more are welcome to have a free booth to raise money and awareness of your cause.

Call  Erik at 564-6133 for details. Space is limited.

Friday will be a night of Christian Rock starting at 6 p.m. with “The 7 Thunders” from Long Island followed by “Silversyde,” a female fronted band from Ohio.

Then Wes Aarum from the Chapel in Buffalo will deliver a powerful message. The night will be closed out with national recording artists “Seventh Day Slumber” from Texas.

Saturday starts with a time of worship at 10 a.m. with Kris Mays from Utica. There will be workshops on disaster relief, women’s issues, men’s groups, youth leader discussion, mission work, etc.

Music will begin at 3 p.m. with “The Sent Forth” from CNY, then “Second Story” from Fulton, “Against The Slate” from Pennsylvania, “Lights Of Day” from Ohio, “Riverside Confession” from Binghamton, “The Life Band” from Rome with Jonnie Nickles, speaker David Hayner, and from Belfast, Ireland, Bluetree will close out the night. (Bluetree wrote and recorded “God Of This City”, the number 1 Christian worship song in 2009!)

On Sunday, worship begins at 10 a.m. with The New Life Band from Herkimer with Hannibal’s own Adam on drums. Tthe message will be from Aaron from Blutree followed by a worship jam session.

At 3 p.m., Hannibal’s Concert in the Park will start with several bands including “The 10th Mountain Division” Army band from fort drum!

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