Sunrise Rotary inducts Bullard

Dave Bullard was inducted as the newest member of Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club. Bullard is assistant public information officer for the state Department of Agriculture and Markets and manages the public relations and marketing at the Great New York State Fair. Bullard was a founding member in 1999 of the Sunrise Rotary and we welcome him back. Pictured from left are President-elect Dennis Goss, Bullard and President Ed Garrow. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.
Dave Bullard was inducted as the newest member of Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club. Bullard is assistant public information officer for the state Department of Agriculture and Markets and manages the public relations and marketing at the Great New York State Fair. Bullard was a founding member in 1999 of the Sunrise Rotary and we welcome him back. Pictured from left are President-elect Dennis Goss, Bullard and President Ed Garrow. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.

Custom Taylor Band highlights Memorial Day salute

The good times of summer are not that far away starting with Fulton’s Memorial Day Salute Saturday, May 24.

The entertainment will feature Chris Taylor’s Custom Taylor Band, Central New York’s premier Top 40 country music band.

Brass exchange will also be showcased.

Our festivities include a great Saturday morning parade, carnival rides, talent show by CNY Arts Center, fireworks and an abundance of food and drink provided through Fulton’s service clubs and Veterans’ Council.

Our 2014 theme is “Showing Gratitude to Our Veterans.” Jim Weinhold, honored 2014 Veteran of the Year, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the Saturday parade.

Representatives from the Fulton Service Clubs and the Fulton Veterans’ Council organize Memorial Day Salute.

The chairperson of this year’s event is Larry Macner. Mark your calendars for this event to kick off summer 2014 in Fulton.

Humane Society visits Fulton Rotary

Rotarian Charrise Kidd, left, introduced Jo Piersma, a board member and one of the original founders of the Oswego County Humane Society, at a recent Noon Rotary Club meeting. Piersma gave the Rotarians a little history on how the Humane Society came to be in Oswego County.  The road she lives on used to be a popular dumping ground for unwanted pets. Years ago, some dogs were dropped off near her home and she rescued them, but due to the severity of their health issues, they did not make it. She decided that something needed to be done. Piersma talked to many people and organizations seeking help. Most counties in New York state have an animal shelter, but Piersma found out that not having a shelter in Oswego County was a good thing. Shelters can be very expensive and ultimately do not help solve the problem. Spaying and neutering are more effective at decreasing the numbers of abandoned dogs and cats. The Humane Society helps with these costs before the animals are placed in adoptive homes. They also coordinate foster homes for these homeless animals until permanent ones can be found. Her organization also promotes community education on proper pet care. Visit their website oswegohumane.org to watch its video.
Rotarian Charrise Kidd, left, introduced Jo Piersma, a board member and one of the original founders of the Oswego County Humane Society, at a recent Noon Rotary Club meeting. Piersma gave the Rotarians a little history on how the Humane Society came to be in Oswego County. The road she lives on used to be a popular dumping ground for unwanted pets. Years ago, some dogs were dropped off near her home and she rescued them, but due to the severity of their health issues, they did not make it. She decided that something needed to be done. Piersma talked to many people and organizations seeking help. Most counties in New York state have an animal shelter, but Piersma found out that not having a shelter in Oswego County was a good thing. Shelters can be very expensive and ultimately do not help solve the problem. Spaying and neutering are more effective at decreasing the numbers of abandoned dogs and cats. The Humane Society helps with these costs before the animals are placed in adoptive homes. They also coordinate foster homes for these homeless animals until permanent ones can be found. Her organization also promotes community education on proper pet care. Visit their website oswegohumane.org to watch its video.

Join Granby youth in cleaning Fulton lock area

The Granby Youth Group is hosting a cleanup at Lock 0-3 as part of the state’s ninth annual Canal Clean Sweep.

The event will be at 10 a.m. April 26 at Lock 0-3 in Fulton.

More than 150 community organizations, service groups, municipalities and businesses across the New York State Canal System are participating in the Canal Clean Sweep by joining in one of the 100 local clean-up activities in Canal parks, along public promenades and on Canalway Trail segments in their region.

The event is held annually in recognition of Earth Day 2014 and in preparation for the opening of the canal season.

This year is the 190th consecutive navigation season on the New York State Canal System.

People will be out cleaning canal areas during Clean Sweep weekend April 25 to 27.

The Canal Clean Sweep highlights the growing significance of the Canal System and the Canalway Trail System as a recreational and tourism destination across the state and city of Fulton by encouraging communities, nonprofit organizations and volunteers to engage in cleanup and beautification activities along the Canal System and the Canalway Trail.

The New York State Canal System is composed of four historic waterways, the Erie, the Champlain, the Oswego and the Cayuga-Seneca Canals.

Spanning 524 miles across New York state, the waterway links the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes and the Niagara River with communities rich in history and culture.

Parks and Trails New York is the only statewide not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life of New Yorkers through the use and enjoyment of a growing network of parks, pedestrian and bicycle trails, greenways, and heritage corridors around the state.

For more information on the ninth annual Canal Clean Sweep or to help coordinate an event in your community, visit ptny.org or call James Meerdink with Parks & Trails New York at 518-434-1583 or canalsweep@ptny.org.

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.

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