Phone app could help Oswego County businesses

In an effort to help local businesses and attractions reach potential visitors in the Finger Lakes region, the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning has offered to underwrite a portion of the cost of listings in the Finger Lakes “Go and Do” app.

The county tourism office is partnering with Cayuga Media, publishers of the Auburn Citizen, Skaneateles Journal and www.auburnpub.com, to offer a discounted listing on the app for one year.

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How does the garden grow at Bishop’s Commons?

A personal touch! Pictured (left to right) is Bishop’s Commons Activities Assistant Amanda Walker as she works along with Bishop’s Commons resident Sylvia Proano, who has “adopted” one of the decorative planters that residents have personalized with their favorite flowers or even vegetables, located around the enriched living residence. After planting their favorites, each resident cares for their planter throughout the summer.
A personal touch! Pictured (left to right) is Bishop’s Commons Activities Assistant Amanda Walker as she works along with Bishop’s Commons resident Sylvia Proano, who has “adopted” one of the decorative planters that residents have personalized with their favorite flowers or even vegetables, located around the enriched living residence. After planting their favorites, each resident cares for their planter throughout the summer.

Residents at Bishop’s Commons in Oswego have “adopted” standing planters that can be found near the walkways surrounding the residence, and have set about personalizing them to reflect each individual’s unique taste and preferences.

By adopting a 3-foot-high planter, each resident has selected his or her favorite things to grow — whether it be flowers or vegetables — and after planting has taken on the responsibility of making sure the planters are well cared for throughout the summer.

“The planter project has turned out to be a lot of fun for our folks, many of whom had enjoyed tending their own gardens throughout their lives,” said Cheryl Cullinan, director of activities.

“We supply the planters, dirt and tools while our residents picked out some of their favorite flowers or vegetables to plant; and have been caring for their planters’ diligently for the last few weeks,” Cullinan said. “The planters have become a source of pride and add to the overall attractiveness of the grounds around Bishop’s Commons.”

Breakfast to benefit Stuff-A-Bus is July 26

Pictured from left are Stuff-A-Bus planning committee members: Jim Schneider; Ali McGrath; Executive Director, United Way of Greater Oswego County Melanie Trexler; Bernie Coe; and Co-Chairperson, Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage.  Absent from photo are breakfast host, Liz and Robert McGrath; Co-Chairperson, Liz Dorsey; Laurie Kelly, John Kelly, Chief Cook, Patrick Barry. The breakfast to benefit the Stuff-A-Bus campaign is July 26.
Pictured from left are Stuff-A-Bus planning committee members: Jim Schneider; Ali McGrath; Executive Director, United Way of Greater Oswego County Melanie Trexler; Bernie Coe; and Co-Chairperson, Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage. Absent from photo are breakfast host, Liz and Robert McGrath; Co-Chairperson, Liz Dorsey; Laurie Kelly, John Kelly, Chief Cook, Patrick Barry. The breakfast to benefit the Stuff-A-Bus campaign is July 26.

The Club House Tavern in Oswego and Eagle Beverage have joined together to cook up an idea to benefit United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Stuff-a-Bus campaign.

From 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, the Club House Tavern, 126 W. Second St., Oswego will host a breakfast in support of United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign.

Sponsored by Eagle Beverage and The Club House Tavern, and coordinated by a committee co-chaired by Dan and Liz Dorsey of Eagle Beverage, the breakfast is open to the public.

The suggested donation for the breakfast is $5 with all donations benefiting the Stuff-A-Bus campaign that helps provides area youth in need with the supplies they need to begin the school year.

There also will be a drawing at the breakfast for a cruiser bicycle donated by Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage.

“This is the ninth year that we have hosted this event,” said Robert McGrath, owner of the Club House Tavern.

“The United Way does a lot to benefit the youth in our community and we are happy to be able to support their efforts and help raise money for their programs.  With the city filled with visitors for Harborfest we are looking forward to welcoming a big crowd,” McGrath said.

“We are very appreciative of the support we are receiving from The Club House Tavern, Eagle Beverage, and our planning committee,” said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler.

“It’s encouraging to see that businesses and community members recognize the importance of helping our youth and supporting their United Way,” Trexler said.

“Last year our ‘Stuff-A-Bus’ program served approximately 1,400 students and we would like to help even more this year.  I am looking forward to the event and I hope our community members join us for a delicious breakfast,” she said.

 In addition to the breakfast, the United Way will also be holding a drawing for a chance to win a Beach Cruiser Bicycle, courtesy of Eagle Beverage. Tickets are available through the United Way.

Made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign involves the collection of  donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

The highlight of the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign will be a special collection day on Aug. 20 when school buses will be at the following sites from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept donations:

** Wal-Mart, Route 49 in Central Square

** Wal-Mart, Route 104 in Oswego

** Wal-Mart, Route 3 in Granby

** Kinney Drugs, 3318 Main St.,Mexico

** Kinney Drugs, 3873 Rome Road, Pulaski

** Kinney Drugs, 17 S. First St., Fulton

** Hannibal Village Market IGA, Route 3, Hannibal

** Fulton Savings Bank parking lot, Route 57 in Phoenix

 For more information on the breakfast, or the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, or the drawing for the mountain bike, call the United Way office at 593-1900.

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