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

Swing 4 Service Golf Tourney Aug. 16

This is the fifth year for the Swing for Service Classic Golf Tournament, organized by the four local service organizations in Fulton: Fulton Lions, Fulton Rotary, Fulton Kiwanis and Sunrise Rotary. It is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16 at Emerald Crest Golf  Club in Palermo. Last year, the groups were able to invest more than $13,000 from the tournament back into the local community. Pictured from left are Lori Greeney - Fulton Rotary; Brenda Niver - Kiwanis; Roberta Dunn - Kiwanis and co-chair; Ron Browning - Lions Club; Regina Lunkenheimer - chief operating officer of Eastern Shore Associates; Bridgette Seguin - Eastern Shore; Jerry Stanard - Kiwanis; Nancy Kush Ellis - Fulton Rotary; and Don Ciciarelli - Kiwanis. Eastern  Shore Associates is the tournament’s major sponsor. Money raised during the tournament in the past have heped support Kiwanis basebal, Kamp Kiwanis, Fulton Police D.A.R.E. program, Fulton youth basketball, hockey and soccer, Fulton Wrestling Club, ARC of Oswego County, OCO, Friends of History, Success by Six, Make-A-Wish, Golisano Children’s Hospital, area food pantries and numerous scholarships.  Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea
This is the fifth year for the Swing for Service Classic Golf Tournament, organized by the four local service organizations in Fulton: Fulton Lions, Fulton Rotary, Fulton Kiwanis and Sunrise Rotary. It is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16 at Emerald Crest Golf Club in Palermo. Last year, the groups were able to invest more than $13,000 from the tournament back into the local community. Pictured from left are Lori Greeney – Fulton Rotary; Brenda Niver – Kiwanis; Roberta Dunn – Kiwanis and co-chair; Ron Browning – Lions Club; Regina Lunkenheimer – chief operating officer of Eastern Shore Associates; Bridgette Seguin – Eastern Shore; Jerry Stanard – Kiwanis; Nancy Kush Ellis – Fulton Rotary; and Don Ciciarelli – Kiwanis. Eastern Shore Associates is the tournament’s major sponsor. Money raised during the tournament in the past have heped support Kiwanis basebal, Kamp Kiwanis, Fulton Police D.A.R.E. program, Fulton youth basketball, hockey and soccer, Fulton Wrestling Club, ARC of Oswego County, OCO, Friends of History, Success by Six, Make-A-Wish, Golisano Children’s Hospital, area food pantries and numerous scholarships.
Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

Concert band performs Wednesday in Breitbeck Park

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.

Learn about Battle of Oswego at program tonight at Fort Ontario

Storming Fort Oswego, on Lake Ontario, North America.  May 6, 1814.  Drawn by Captain Steele.  Engraved by R. Havell & Son, London; Published April 8, 1817.  Image depicts removal of British wounded and dead off Flat Rock, by the Post Cemetery at Fort Ontario.
Storming Fort Oswego, on Lake Ontario, North America. May 6, 1814. Drawn by Captain Steele. Engraved by R. Havell & Son, London; Published April 8, 1817. Image depicts removal of British wounded and dead off Flat Rock, by the Post Cemetery at Fort Ontario.

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

News in Brief

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.

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