Earth Week cleanups in Oswego County set for April 25 through May 4

Oswego County Earth Week 2014 is scheduled for April 25 through May 4.

People, schools, organization and groups are asked to participate in a litter and debris cleanup in their community that week. Whether it’s a town park, road, empty lot or river bank, every bit of cleaning will help.

According to the study by “Keep American Beautiful,” litter costs in resources more than $11 billion each year. Plastic litter has increased by 165 percent since 1969 and litter contributed to polluting soils and water.

Other projects that can be done during Earth Week include planting trees to improve ground cover and remove pollutants from the air. Rain gardens also can be planted to help prevent erosion and protect rivers and streams.

Trash bags for those conducting or helping in a cleanup during Earth Week are available through the Oswego County Department of Buildings and Grounds. A supply of safety vests also are available for those doing road work.

A limited supply of work gloves are available through a donation from Novelis.

Also as part of Earth Week, the 9th Annual Canal Clean Sweet is scheduled for April 25-27 throughout New York. For more information on this, go to www.ptny.org/canalway/sweep and find out how to help clean up along the canals here in Oswego County.

And new this year, the Oswego County Environmental Management Council will be holding a drawing for gift certificates donated by businesses across the county.

To register for the drawing, please complete the participation form link at:  http://www.oswegocounty.com/earthweek.html

Then, simply email us an event photo with your group, location and contact information to: rdrosse@twcny.rr.com.

You also can use the hashtag  #OswegoCountyEarthWeek with photos on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

For detailed information on the clean up and contest, go to www.oswegocounty.com/earthweek.html

Baroque music influence on dance topic of performance April 6

Dancer, historian and choreographer Ligia Pinheiro will explore Baroque music as inspiration for styles of dance from classical to modern in a SUNY Oswego Focus on Faculty performance with pianist and music faculty member Juan La Manna at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in Sheldon Hall ballroom.

Pinheiro, dance students and La Manna will feature Baroque pieces used in many different settings since their inception, from grandiose Romantic renditions to contemporary rock versions. The husband-and-wife team of La Manna and Pinheiro performed two years ago on the Sheldon ballroom stage, highlighting how gesture and narrative are innate to dance and its history.

Tickets for the afternoon of Baroque music and dance are $8 ($5 for students) and are available at all SUNY Oswego box offices, online at tickets.oswego.edu and by calling 312-2141. For more information on SUNY Oswego fine arts events, visit www.oswego.edu/arts.

Get ready to laugh at Fulton Lions Comedy Night

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The Fulton Lions Club is hosting “The Mane Event” comedy night with nationally known comedian Tom Anzalone, at 8 p.m. Friday April 25 at the Fulton Polish Home, said Don Labarge, Fulton Lions president.

“In addition to Tom Anzalone, we’ll also have comedians Grant Fletcher and Steven Rogers in what is sure to be a fun, entertaining night for all,” Labarge said. “Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

“Advance sale tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Devine Designs, Fulton Medicine Place, Phoenix Medicine Place and Mimi’s Drive-In,” Labarge said.

“The ticket donation is $15 per person at the door and tables of 10 may also be purchased in advance for $175 each. For information, contact Event Chair, Gail Holmes, at 592-4245,” he said.

Tom Anzalone is an international musical comedy star, Holmes said. He has been on Showtime, the Comedy Channel, America’s Funniest People and he has been featured on National Public Radio.

He has been the opening act for Jay Leno, Ray Romano, Dennis Miller and Rob Schneider. He headlines at comedy clubs, casinos, colleges, military bases and cruse ships.

Grant Fletcher has been a long time student of comedy, Holmes said. As soon as he took his first comedy class he knew he wanted to get on stage.

His self-deprecating style of humor has been seen in New York City, Atlanta and Raleigh and throughout Upstate New York. Not only is he performing but also he produces The Unforgettable Comedy Challenge to find up and coming comedy stars.

“Steven Rogers has been making people laugh for the past year to the delight of audiences throughout the Northeast, including his parents who hope he becomes successful enough to move out of the basement,” Holmes said.

“He’s funny, likeable, and takes you on a journey into the world of ‘loveable victim’.’”

Rogers performs regularly at The Funny Bone Comedy Club, Syracuse, as well as at banquet halls, bars and restaurants.

The Fulton Lions Club, also know for their Lions Loot Sweepstakes and Labor Day Duck Derby, provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area.

For further information on Fulton Lions: http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/fultonny/index.php.

Learn to make glass jewelry April 5, 12 in Oswego

A series of two classes for people who want to design and create fused glass jewelry is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. April 5 and 12 at the Art Association of Oswego, Fort Ontario Complex.

In the first session, participants will make pendants and/or earring sets while in the second session, they will create their own original beaded necklace with one of the pendants and matching earrings.

Attendees must be 16 years old or older. The class size is limited to six.

Information regarding class tuition and fees available at www.OswegoArts.org.

The instructor will be Sandra Dowie. For information on registration or to register for the class, call Dowie at 947-6000. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Mail a check or money order for tuition to the Art Association of Oswego, PO Box 271,  Oswego, NY 13126, or you may pay using a debit or credit card via PayPal through our website – www.OswegoArts.org.

If the class is canceled due to low enrollment, your entire payment will be returned.

Easter passion through music comes to Fulton April 5

The struggle of light over the shadows as told through the passion of Easter will come alive on stage in music as Fulton Community Theatre presents the return of the rock and roll cantata “Tenebrae.”

The musical work – composed and directed by Michael A. Bolio, and featuring the talents of the Christian rock band The Sent Forth – will play for one performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5 in the Jubilee Hall of Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Reservations may be made by calling 598-7840.

Proceeds from the event will go to help support Catholic Charities of Oswego County. Donations of non-perishable food items will also be collected and welcomed at the performance.

“We are happy to be once again dedicating part of our season towards helping Catholic Charities,” Fulton Community Theatre Artistic Director William Edward White said.

“Tenebrae”, which made its world debut as part of the theater’s 2013 season, features 11 original songs linked by dramatic narration and multimedia images, using the religious metaphors of the Light and the Shadowed forces that sought to extinguish it.

Tenebrae, which is Latin for “darkness,” is a long-held tradition in Western Christian churches, and describes a service where candles are slowly extinguished.

For Bolio, a bass guitarist who formed The Sent Forth band in 2007 with drummer Robbie Brown and lead guitarist Al Weaver, “Tenebrae” is a very personal journey. His inspiration comes not only from the original Gospels, but from attending many Tenebrae services around Central New York.

“Although every one of them told the story of The Passion beautifully, I felt there was a calling for a more contemporary approach,” Bolio said.

Joining the men of The Sent Forth on stage for “Tenebrae” will be the vocal talents of Molly Brown, Dawn Weaver, and Brian Pringle in the role of the narrator.

For more information, visit FCT’s website at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.net, or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fultoncommunitytheatre.

Elsie Shoults Marriner, life resident of Fulton

Elsie C. Shoults Marriner, 82, of Fulton, passed away Monday, March 24 at home surrounded by her loving family.

A native of Dexterville, she was a life resident of the Fulton area. Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Howard E. Marriner, Sr. in 1994 and by her stepson, Howard E. Marriner, Jr. in 2005.

Surviving are her son, Vance (Jennifer) Marriner of Fulton; grandsons, Grant and Griffin Marriner of Fulton and Mitchel Marriner of Salisbury, MD; two sisters, Florence Shoults and Gladys (Leonard) Daniels all of Fulton and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Friday, March 28 at Foster Funeral Home, Inc., 910 Fay St.,  Fulton. Burial will be held at a later date at Hannibal Center Cemetery in Hannibal.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box102, Oswego, NY 13126-0102.

Frances L. Dennison, proud to be farmer’s wife and daughter

3-29_OBITdennisonFrances L. Dennison, nee Frances Louise Perkins, 95, of Hannibal, passed away Sunday, March 23 at Oswego Hospital after a brief illness.

She was the daughter of the late, Earl and Rhona French Perkins and wife of the late, Robert Dennison.

Frances was the most proud to be a farmer’s wife and farmer’s daughter.

She had been a very active member of the Hannibal Center United Methodist Church, board member of the Hannibal Center Cemetery Association and enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles, reading and family geneology.

Frances, along with her husband Bob, raised several foster children.

She was predeceased, in addition to her husband and parents, by a daughter, Louise and son-in-law, Richard Godfrey; grandson, Richard Godfrey; great-grandson, Stephen Perras; foster daughter, Ramona Hedges; daughter-in-law, Amy Lovejoy and siblings, Norine Blodgett, Florence Kyle, James Perkins, Harry Perkins, Margaret Robinson and Harriet Michalski.

Surviving are her two daughters, Roberta (Arlen) Kinville of Fulton and Sandra (Richard) Griffin of Oswego; son, Harold Lovejoy of Weedsport; grandchildren, Arlene Cole, Kary Wilcox, Gayle Hyde, James Kinville, John Kinville, Sue MacDonald, Amy Klein, Justin Griffin, Jason Griffin and Kenneth White; 20 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Wednesday, March 26 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal with services immediately after.

Burial will be at a later date at Hannibal Center Cemetery in Hannibal.

The family requests donations be made to Hannibal Center United Methodist Church, c/o Diane Whitcomb, 531 County Route 21, Hannibal, NY 13074 or to Hannibal Center Cemetery Association, c/o Roberta Kinville, 988 County Route 8, Fulton, NY, 13069.

Zumbathon raises about $800 for ALS

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A Zumbathon at the Hannibal Village Tavern Wednesday night raised about $800 for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). About 30 people participated. The participants dined on apples from Ontario Orchards, water from the Hannibal IGA and the site was decorated with balloons from Travis Floral. Village Tavern donated the use of the room for the Zumbathon. According to the ALS Association website, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. When these cells die, voluntary muscle control and movement dies with them. Patients in the later stages of the disease are totally paralyzed, yet in most cases, their minds remain sharp and alert. Every day, an average of 15 people are newly diagnosed with ALS — more than 5,600 people per year. As many as 30,000 Americans may currently be affected by ALS. Annually, ALS is responsible for two deaths per 100,000 people. The average life expectancy of a person with ALS is two to five years from time of diagnosis.

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