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, 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.
The Oswego City Concert Band and Jazz Band concert schedule has been announced.
An Oswego tradition for almost 80 years, these free Wednesday night concerts overlook beautiful Lake Ontario, while providing an enjoyable evening for the young and young at heart.
The concert band, under the direction of Trevor Jorgensen, will perform at 7:30 p.m. July 16 (today), and at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 and 13. The band performs traditional marches, overtures, and other classic band literature, along with music from Broadway musicals and film.
The Jazz Band, under the direction of Stan Gosek, will take the stage at 7 p.m. Aug. 20. These concerts feature the music of the greatest “Big Bands” of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, along with contemporary groups such as Maynard Ferguson and others.
All concerts are at Breitbeck Park and concert goers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.
The concerts are sponsored by the City of Oswego, with additional funding provided by the Music Performance Trust Fund and Oswego County Musicians Union, local 267-441.
Col. Harold Youmans, U.S. Army Retired, will present an illustrated lecture entitled “Eight Days in May, the British Raid at Oswego, New York,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 (today) in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at old Fort Ontario. Continue reading →
The Park Attendant program will be returning to the city of Oswego.
AmeriCorp’s Members Cynthia Emrich and Erin Chetney will be providing equipment in conjunction with Oswego County Youth Bureau and the City of Oswego for games and activities for youth in Oswego city parks.
The summer schedule has begun and ends Aug. 22. Children less than age 12 are recommended to have an adult with them.