Gladys I. Lewis, G.E. retiree

Gladys I. Lewis, 96, of Fulton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 23.

A native of Palermo, Gladys was a retired member of Palermo Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She retired as an inspector from General Electric, In Liverpool, after 25 years of service.

Gladys is survived by her son, Donald (Beverley Ball) Smith; and grandchildren Jill (Alan) Smith Pitts and Jeffrey Smith.

A graveside service will be held privately in Upson Corner’s Cemetery. Contributions may be made to University Hospital, Comfort Care Program, 10th Floor or Oswego County Hospice.

Please visit www.traubfh.com for On-line Guest Book.

What’s new at the Discovery Day Center?

Tyler D’Arcy, a school-age student at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix, is building with Legos.  Tyler is looking at a book called “The Lego Ideas Book, Unlock Your Imagination” which has more than 500 ideas for the kids to build from. Tyler has to make sure he has all the pieces before he starts his creation. Discovery Day Care has openings in the Preschool and School Age rooms. Call for a tour at 695-4838.
Tyler D’Arcy, a school-age student at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix, is building with Legos. Tyler is looking at a book called “The Lego Ideas Book, Unlock Your Imagination” which has more than 500 ideas for the kids to build from. Tyler has to make sure he has all the pieces before he starts his creation. Discovery Day Care has openings in the Preschool and School Age rooms. Call for a tour at 695-4838.

Alaina Hubbell, a school-age student at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix, is helping Maya Cooley (preschool student) make a homemade bird feeder. The girls had unbaked biscuits that they made into a doughnut shape and then spread the bird seed on the biscuit. The biscuit is then cooked and cooled. Later they were able to bring them outside and hang on a tree branch for the birds to eat. Discovery Day Care has openings in the Preschool and School Age rooms. Call for a tour at 695-4838. Discovery Day Care is a program of Oswego County Opportunities Education Services. For more information, visit OCO’s website at www.oco.org.
Alaina Hubbell, a school-age student at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix, is helping Maya Cooley (preschool student) make a homemade bird feeder. The girls had unbaked biscuits that they made into a doughnut shape and then spread the bird seed on the biscuit. The biscuit is then cooked and cooled. Later they were able to bring them outside and hang on a tree branch for the birds to eat. Discovery Day Care has openings in the Preschool and School Age rooms. Call for a tour at 695-4838. Discovery Day Care is a program of Oswego County Opportunities Education Services. For more information, visit OCO’s website at www.oco.org.

 

Fulton Little League opens for season

President of Fulton Little League Baseball John Florek is pictured with Ryan Barry during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Fulton Little League Baseball Season on April 26. After it was announced that the upcoming season would be dedicated to him, Barry threw the ceremonial first pitch. Barry was paralyzed from the waist down in a biking accident at summer camp at Casowasco.
President of Fulton Little League Baseball John Florek is pictured with Ryan Barry during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Fulton Little League Baseball Season on April 26. After it was announced that the upcoming season would be dedicated to him, Barry threw the ceremonial first pitch. Barry was paralyzed from the waist down in a biking accident at summer camp at Casowasco.

Poetry Corner: Blossom Bride

 by Jim Farfaglia

 

Once a year she appears,

this spring bride all aglow;

ready to take her vows again

just beyond my kitchen window.

 

Oh, how her white gown shines

next to new and ever-greens;

the gray of winter fading fast,

her blossoms pure as dreams.

 

She stands with arms reaching,

joyful to marry this season;

we witnesses, content to wait,

for joy is the best of all reasons.

Pillow joins college ensembles for concerts

Multi-instrumentalist Charles Pillow will join three SUNY Oswego ensembles for free public concerts in at 7:30 p.m. consecutive days at Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.

On Tuesday, May 6, the college’s Jazz Ensemble will feature Pillow, an international jazz artist, focusing on Pillow’s de-orchestration of Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures in an Exhibition.”

Pillow will perform on a variety of instruments. The repertoire also will include pieces by jazz greats Pat Metheny, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and an arrangement of Joe Zawinul’s “Birdland” by Stan Gosek, emeritus professor of music at SUNY Oswego.

On May 7, Pillow will sit in on saxophone with the Oswego Jazz Project, generally an all-faculty combo that occasionally invites students and other performers to play.

On May 8, the college’s Wind Ensemble will perform the world premiere of New Zealand-Canadian composer David Lisik’s piece, “The Dogmas of the Quiet Past,” featuring Pillow on alto sax.

The group also will perform works by Percy Grainger, Eric Whitacre and Gustav Holst.

For more information on SUNY Oswego fine arts performances, visit www.oswego.edu/arts. Information on visitor parking is available at www.oswego.edu/administration/parking.

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