Railroad museum features Freedom Train

Open noon to 5 p.m. every weekend until Labor Day, the Oswego Railroad Museum will  feature the exhibit “America’s Freedom Train” July 19 and 20. The museum is located at the corner of West First and Lake streets, near the harbor, in Oswego.
Open noon to 5 p.m. every weekend until Labor Day, the Oswego Railroad Museum will feature the exhibit “America’s Freedom Train” July 19 and 20. The museum is located at the corner of West First and Lake streets, near the harbor, in Oswego.

The Oswego Valley Railroad Museum, located on the corner of West First and Lake streets near the harbor, is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. every weekend until Labor Day. Continue reading

Porky and Buddy: How do I ditch this poison ivy itch?

Dear Porky and Buddy,

I can’t go through my woods without gallons of Roundup because they are so infested with poison ivy and I am highly allergic.  

If I even look at it I seem to get it, but my dogs run around in the woods all the time. It doesn’t seem to bother them at all.  

Should I be worried?

Linda

P.S.  I’m just kidding about the gallons of Roundup. It’s only a few quarts.

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Fulton woman receives presidential proclamation for first responders

Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr., left, and Beverly Belton pose with the proclamation honoring first responders sent from and signed by President Barack Obama.
Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr., left, and Beverly Belton pose with the proclamation honoring first responders sent from and signed by President Barack Obama.

By Debra J. Groom

Beverly Belton was a bit curious when a postal service worker came to her door a week ago.

“He handed me an envelope and on the front it said ‘The White House,’” Belton said. I stumbled, I was shaking. I couldn’t get it open. I said, oh my God, oh my God.”

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View from the Assembly: Slow down Common Core implementation

By state Assemblyman Will Barclay

The implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards was easily the most talked about issue in K-12 education this year.

The Common Core is an initiative adopted by most states, including New York, that, in theory, is supposed to set new educational standards that will ensure all students are on track for college and career readiness.   Continue reading

Milton “Pudge” Hartle, veteran, contractor, loved hunting and fishing

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Milton “Pudge” Hartle, 77, of Oswego, formerly of Fulton, passed away suddenly Monday, July 14 at Oswego Hospital.

He worked as a self-employed contractor for many years and served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1957 and was on the Navy boxing team.

Pudge enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his children, Steven (Tiffany) Hartle, Donald (Sharon Miller) Hartle, Patricia (Stan) Johnson, Shelly Hewitt, April Hartle; siblings, Francis “Butch” Hall, Clinton Hall, Calvin Hall, Marlene Snow and Donald Lanning; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 17 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with services immediately following.

Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Volney.    

 

Arrrgh! Pirate Day set for July 24

More than 30 children -- most dressed in pirate garb like Emergy, Nolan and Aaron O’Brien, above -- showed up at the H. Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego July 10 for Kids’ Pirate Day. Young lads and lasses can consort with fellow pirates; land lubbers can throw in with the lot and become pirates for a day. The morning of fun and educational activities includes games, music, pirate grub, tours of historic vessels, a scavenger hunt and treasure to take home. The program is appropriate for children ages 2 to 12. Tickets are $12 per child and members discounts are available. Another event will be held 10 a.m. to noon Thursday July 24. Contact the H. Lee White Marine Museum at 342-0480 or programs@hleewhitemarinemuseum.com for more information. Photo submitted by Faith O’Brien
More than 30 children — most dressed in pirate garb like Emergy, Nolan and Aaron O’Brien, above — showed up at the H. Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego July 10 for Kids’ Pirate Day. Young lads and lasses can consort with fellow pirates; land lubbers can throw in with the lot and become pirates for a day. The morning of fun and educational activities includes games, music, pirate grub, tours of historic vessels, a scavenger hunt and treasure to take home. The program is appropriate for children ages 2 to 12. Tickets are $12 per child and members discounts are available. Another event will be held 10 a.m. to noon Thursday July 24. Contact the H. Lee White Marine Museum at 342-0480 or programs@hleewhitemarinemuseum.com for more information.
Photo submitted by Faith O’Brien

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