Volunteer honored at CAC

Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Oswego County, Karrie Damm (right) and Cheryl Martin-Schroeder, nurse practitioner, (center) present community member Mary Cary (left) with the CAC’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Cary was recognized for her donations of colorful blankets that she and her group, “Kids in Sensitive Situations,” make for the victims of child abuse that the CAC serves. The blankets, themed for both boys and girls, are used during the children’s physical examinations and given to them to keep. For more information on the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County and the services they provide for victims of child abuse and their families you may contact them at 592-4453.
Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Oswego County, Karrie Damm (right) and Cheryl Martin-Schroeder, nurse practitioner, (center) present community member Mary Cary (left) with the CAC’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Cary was recognized for her donations of colorful blankets that she and her group, “Kids in Sensitive Situations,” make for the victims of child abuse that the CAC serves. The blankets, themed for both boys and girls, are used during the children’s physical examinations and given to them to keep. For more information on the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County and the services they provide for victims of child abuse and their families you may contact them at 592-4453.

New business opens in Fulton

To Dye For Salon recently opened their new shop and held an Open House on Saturday, March 26. Owned by Michelle and John Kearns, the salon is at 4 W. First St. N., Fulton (next to The Village Shops). Pictured are, front row from left to right, Carrie Woodworth, stylist/nail and lash specialist; and Michelle Kearns, salon manager/owner; middle row sitting is Kassidy Kearns, salon manager; back row left to right are Mackenzie Duda, stylist; and Coleen Goss, stylist.
To Dye For Salon recently opened their new shop and held an Open House on Saturday, March 26. Owned by Michelle and John Kearns, the salon is at 4 W. First St. N., Fulton (next to The Village Shops). Pictured are, front row from left to right, Carrie Woodworth, stylist/nail and lash specialist; and Michelle Kearns, salon manager/owner; middle row sitting is Kassidy Kearns, salon manager; back row left to right are Mackenzie Duda, stylist; and Coleen Goss, stylist.

Cross Walk, lunch set for April 18

Pictured from left getting ready for the Good Friday Cross Walk are Glenda Abbate, the Rev. David Nethercott, Mary Johnson, Sharon Wheeler, Nancy Allen and Lois Mirabito. Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea
Pictured from left getting ready for the Good Friday Cross Walk are Glenda Abbate, the Rev. David Nethercott, Mary Johnson, Sharon Wheeler, Nancy Allen and Lois Mirabito.
Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

The annual Good Friday Cross Walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 18 in the parking lot of Holy Trinity Parish, Buffalo Street, Fulton.

The cross walk is sponsored by the Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches. Walkers will gather for prayer and the singing of hymns as they take turns carrying a large wooden cross in the downtown section of the city of Fulton.

This annual walk returns to and remembers the “way of the cross” that Jesus Christ traveled on his journey within the city of Jerusalem to the place of his crucifixion.

The cross walk concludes about noon at its final destination, First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St.

Everyone who takes part in the walk can partake of a soup and bread lunch provided by the Board of Deacons of First United Church.

Both the cross walk and the lunch are open to the public. There is no cost for the luncheon.

The Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches is made up of those member congregations who support ecumenical programs, including the annual Michaud Memorial Service and the annual fall season CROP WALK, which raises funds for world hunger, and also for local food pantries.

For further information about the Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches and the Good Friday Cross Walk, call the Council of Churches President, Rev. David Nethercott at 592-2707 or email him at prairieborn@aol.com).

Clean up Fulton on ‘Mayberry Day’

Volunteers clean up the shores of Lake Neatahwanta during a previous Mayberry Day in Fulton. This year’s Mayberry Day is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3. Call the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce for more information at 343-7681.
Volunteers clean up the shores of Lake Neatahwanta during a previous Mayberry Day in Fulton. This year’s Mayberry Day is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3. Call the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce for more information at 343-7681.

The Fulton Project Bloom Committee is coordinating its annual Fulton Mayberry Day Saturday, May 3.

Mayberry Day was started about four years ago as a way to organize local business owners and Fulton citizens to remove winter debris from the main highways and retail areas of Fulton or in public areas cleaning up trash and leaves.

Volunteers can pick up bags, safety vests and gloves outside RealtyUSA in Canalview Mall beginning at 7:30 a.m. May 3 and return vests and gloves by noon.

Please bring your own tools — rakes, brooms, etc.

Volunteers and groups should call the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at 343-7681 to register.

‘Neighbors Project’ seeks memories of WWII refugee center

Located near Fort Ontario, the Safe Haven Museum tells the story of the Jewish refugees who came to Oswego during World War II.
Located near Fort Ontario, the Safe Haven Museum tells the story of the Jewish refugees who came to Oswego during World War II.

If you or someone in your family has memories of the 1944-1946 Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter located in Oswego, N.Y., then the Safe Haven Museum wants to hear from you.

Museum board members and SUNY Oswego students have launched a project called “The Neighbors Project” to collect and catalogue these stories.

SUNY Oswego student Tuqa Youssef explains “we are interested in any of the stories of Oswego residents who interacted with the refugees, or who were in any way involved with the camp.”

The group is collecting memories for the 70th reunion of the camp June 19-22.

“We value the remembrances of the Oswego residents who are such an important part of the history of the shelter,” said Judy Coe Rapaport, board president of Oswego’s Safe Haven Museum and Education Center.

“As we plan this 70th anniversary, we want to make sure their stories are heard,” she said.

The Safe Haven Museum and Education Center is located at 2 E. Seventh St. near Fort Ontario in Oswego.

It commemorates the lives of the 982 European refugees from the Holocaust who were welcomed into the camp in 1944.

It is the only one of its kind in the United States.

A number of events to mark the anniversary and celebrate the reunion are being planned as well.

Youssef and Rapaport want to encourage interested residents to participate in the Neighbors Project.

Contact Professor Denise DiRienzo at 312-2022 or through email at safehavenpr416@gmail.com.

Please use the subject “Neighbors” and be sure to leave a name and phone number.

Fulton school board delays approving budget

By Ashley M. Casey

The 2014-15 Fulton City School District budget will have to wait another few weeks before board approval.

Superintendent Bill Lynch and Director of Finance Kathy Nichols presented drafts three and four at the board’s April 8 meeting, and the board is expected to accept the fourth draft at the April 23 meeting.

According to this fourth draft, the budget will total $67,357,685, up 3.22 percent from the 2013-14 year’s $65,259,100. Continue reading

Fulton Park of the Day, Saturday April 12 — Lincoln Park

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Twenty stones looking like this one are hidden in Lincoln Park.

Find one and begin your collection of stones from the various parks in Fulton. Each day a different park will be highlighted on this Valley News website — find out what the park of the day is and go there to find a stone.

By April 19, folks should have collected 10 stones. Bring them to a ceremony at 4 p.m. April 22 in Recreation Park to win a small prize.

 

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