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 Recreate NY Festival is scheduled for Aug. 16 and 17 at Lake Neatahwanta on Route 3 in Fulton.
The event is back after being founded in 2012 when it was called Recreation Restoration. The event promotes awareness of the Lake Neatahwanta revitalization project.
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.
The American Red Cross asks blood and platelet donors to help prevent a summer shortage by making an appointment to roll up a sleeve in July and August.
With blood and platelet donation appointments currently lower than what is needed to maintain a sufficient blood supply, donors of all blood types are urged to schedule an appointment now, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative.
The Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients across the country. This can be challenging during the summer months of June, July and August, when an average of two fewer donors schedule an appointment to give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need.
This seasonal challenge can be overcome if just two more donors – above what is expected – make an appointment and give blood at each Red Cross blood drive the rest of the summer.
“Vacations and other summer activities often conflict with donation appointments for regular blood donors, which makes summer a very difficult time to collect blood donations,” said Kay E. Schwartz, CEO, Red Cross New York- Penn Blood Services Region. “Donations decline further near summer holidays like Independence Day. A blood or platelet donation now can help sustain an adequate blood supply this summer.”
Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to find a nearby blood donation opportunity or schedule an appointment.
Here are some upcoming blood drives in Oswego County:
** 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 16, Oswego Industries, Fulton
** 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19, Walmart, Granby
** 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 22, Eastern Shore Associates, Fulton.
** 1 to 6:30 p.m., July 22, school board room, Hannibal High School
** 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 2, Mexico United Methodist Church
** 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 2, Brennan’s Beach
William “Bill” Bardin, 79, of Fulton, passed away Tuesday July 15 with family by his side.
Bill retired from Lagoes Machine Shop in Oswego where he was a machinist for close to 30 years.
Rose Manasseri was carried to eternal peace on Tuesday July 15, 2014 from her home on Oswego, NY.
She was 97 years young.
Rose was born to the late Antonio and Catrina Zappala on March 3, 1917 in New York City.
She was an impassioned member of St. Joseph’s Church and the Legion of Mary. She attended Oswego High School and was a baker at Parkside Nursing Home in Oswego.
She was the loving wife of the late Salvatore Manasseri and mother of the late Betty Jane Manasseri.
Rose is survived by her daughter Catherine (David) Grove; sons Anthony (Judy) and John Manasseri; granddaughters Michelle (Will) Pryor and Karen (Scott) Nesbitt; and great grandsons Henry and Jack Pryor.
In addition she is survived by her brothers John (Alice) Zappala, Sam (Genevieve) Zappala, and sister Angeline Santore.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday July 18 in St. Joseph Church, Oswego.
Calling hours will be held Thursday July 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.
Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery.