Bodley senior is student artist of the month

The CNY Arts Center Arts in the HeART Gallery is opening its doors to local high school students to be able to display their art work for one full month.

Gallery coordinator Bonnie McClellan has teamed with local high school students to bring these exhibits to the public.

Hannah Jones, a senior at G. Ray Bodley High School, currently has her work on exhibit at the gallery.

When Hannah was about five years old, she knew she loved art. Like most young children, she was interested in painting, drawing and coloring. She loved to paint pictures on rocks she picked up from the shore of Lake Ontario, but her favorite thing to do was color.

She enjoyed drawing and coloring sunsets because they were so fascinating to her. Luckily being artsy has always stuck with her and to this day art is her favorite hobby.

Taking all the art classes G. Ray Bodley offers has made her realize she wants to continue taking art classes throughout college. Her plan is to major in art and minor in psychology in order to pursue a career in art therapy.

Hannah plans to attend Onondaga Community College in the fall.

A career in art therapy is an amazing way to reach out to people and teach them alternative ways of coping with problems, managing stress, fostering self-awareness, and developing social skills.

Many people in a community benefit from art therapy because it is an effective treatment for people experiencing developmental, medical, educational, social or psychological impairment.

Individuals who benefit from art therapy include those who have survived trauma resulting from combat, abuse and natural disaster.  Art therapy helps people resolve conflicts, improve interpersonal skills, manage problematic behaviors, reduce negative stress, and achieve personal insight.

It also provides an opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of making art.

Hannah said she is honored to be the student artist of the month. CNY Arts Center is equally happy to exhibit Hannah’s work. Thank you for sharing your art work with us and the community.

Stop in to see her work at Arts in the heART Gallery, 47 S. First St., Fulton.

Anglers sport successful season

The Angler Achievement Awards Program established a new state record for brook trout, state Department of Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens said this week.

“Almost 200 entries were submitted into the program in 2013 with more than 75 percent of those qualified under the Catch and Release Category, indicating the sound stewardship ethic of New York’s anglers,” Martens said.

“Not only does the Angler Achievement Awards Program provide deserved recognition to those anglers catching trophy fish, it also provides a useful snapshot of the quality of the state’s freshwater fishery,” Martens said.

Through this program, anglers can enter freshwater fish that meet specific qualifying criteria and receive official recognition of their catch, including a distinctive lapel pin commemorating their achievement. The three categories that make up the program are: Catch & Release, Annual Award (kept fish) and State Record.

One new state record was established for New York’s state fish when Richard Beauchamp of Silver Lake (Hamilton County) caught a 6-pound brook trout using a Lake Clear Wabbler on May 16, 2013. Beauchamp’s catch surpassed the previous state record by two ounces and is the fourth time a new state record brook trout was broken in the past five years.

New York’s most popular sportfish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, comprised almost half of the entries received. Among those was an impressive 25½-inch largemouth bass caught and released from a private lake in Sullivan County and a 24-inch smallmouth bass caught and released from the Niagara River.

Additional noteworthy catches from other eligible species included: a 42-inch common carp caught and released from Keuka Lake in Yates County, a 42-inch northern pike caught and released from the Allegheny River in Cattaraugus County, and a 12 pound, 3 ounce walleye caught from Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County.

Bowling News

Deadline to enter Fulton women’s bowling tourney is March 30

The Fulton Women’s Bowling Association 59th Annual Tournament is scheduled for April 5 and 6.

It will be team event only with squad times of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 5 and a squad time of 4 p.m. on April 6

The tournament will be at The Recreation Club in Fulton.

Those interested in entering the tournament or needing more information may call Paula Distin at 593-6121. Entries for the tournament close on Sunday March 30.

Bowling Scores

Monday Night

Women’s Michelob/

Shuba 2

Construction League

Bowled at The Recreation Club

Monday March 10, 2014

 

  • Tamie Allen 623- 205, 197, 221
  • Beth Brownlee 554- 157, 247, 150
  • Paula Distin 534- 178, 163, 193
  • Della Daniels 532- 171, 200, 161
  • Kathy Fitzpatrick 517- 180, 167, 170
  • Chris Wolford 516- 136, 201, 179
  • Sandy Shue 507- 195, 162, 150
  • Sharon Allen 504- 153, 180, 171
  • Annette Cotton 501- 168, 173, 160
  • Michelle Simpson 492- 191, 169, 132
  • Sara Shatrau 469- 140, 132, 197
  • Rhonda Wolfersberger 456- 141, 180, 135
  • Theresa Grinnell 454- 142, 158, 154

Boater safety courses scheduled

Oswego County Sheriff Reuel A. Todd says four Boating Safety Courses will be held beginning in April.

There is no charge for the training. A parent or guardian must accompany any youths ages 10 through 17 to the classroom on the first day of the course to sign a parental permission form.

New York state law requires boaters to hold a safety certificate if:

You wish to operate a personal watercraft and are at least 14 years of age.

You wish to operate a motorboat and you were born on or after May 1, 1996.

You must be at least 10 years of age to take the course.

Although not mandatory, except of personal watercraft operation, adult boating education is strongly recommended.

These courses will be held at the Oswego County Public Safety Center, 39 Churchill Road, Oswego as follows:

  • April 26, 2014: 9 AM to 1 PM
  • April 27, 2014: 12 noon to 4 PM
  • May 3, 2014: 9 AM to 1 PM
  • May 4, 2014: 12 noon to 4 PM
  • May 17, 2014: 9AM to 1 PM
  • May 18, 2014: 12 noon to 4 PM
  • June 7, 2014: 9 AM to 1 PM
  • June 8, 2014: 12 noon to 4 PM

Students must attend both days of their chosen training course to complete the program. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited.

Interested students can register by contacting Kelley Kuhl weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 349-3259.

Fulton Bantams win tourney

Submitted by Anna Clarke

The Fulton Bantam hockey team, sponsored by Comfort Windows & Doors and Fulton Savings Bank, ended its season with a 2-1 win over Oswego in the final game of the Boulter Classic Tournament in Webster, outside Rochester.

The Raiders also shut out Oswego 3-0, topped Southtown 7-4 and Canandaigua 8-2 during the tournament.

Fulton 3, Oswego 0

Raider Evan Beckwith put his team on the board, skating the puck through the Buc defense and landing a shot late in period one. Mid second period, Fulton’s Seth Cooney took advantage of a power play, Beckwith assisting to get ahead by two.

Soon after, team captain Nolan Bonnie scored the final goal for the Raiders, taking a pass from behind the net from defenseman Zach Tulowiecki.

Fulton goalie Adam Bleiweiss made 11 saves in net.

Fulton 7, Southtown 4

The Raiders were down by one mid first period. Will Rattray tipped in Tulowiecki’s shot from the blue line, Nick Dingman also assisting, only for Southtown to score two in a row.

Beckwith netted one off Dingman’s rebound with less than a minute remaining the period. The Raiders tallied two, first with Beckwith taking a feed from Cooney, then with Cooney scoring with a wrap around goal.

Southtown narrowed the gap by one before Tyler Samson sent the puck into the lower corner, thanks to a passing play between Caleb Clarke and Dingman, earning Dingman a playmaker.

Mid period three, Raider assistant captain Richie King scored on a 3-on-5 power play, Beckwith assisting. Cooney sealed the win, accepting a pass from Beckwith and scoring on a power play.

Bleiweiss turned aside 9 shots for Fulton.

Fulton 8, Canandaigua 2

At a one-point deficit mid first period, Cooney caught a pass in front of the net from Clarke to draw even. With seconds left in the period, King sent a cross-ice pass to Beckwith who skated it in to score number 40 for the season.

Beckwith netted his second of the game off a King assist before the Knights made it a one-point game early in the second. Beckwith went on a scoring spree, tallying two more in a row; one a short handed goal off Cooney’s rebound, then a one time shot thanks to a behind the net passing play between Samson and Dingman.

Samson scored number 15 on the season with a backhand shot, Beckwith and Bonnie assisting to close the period.

Beckwith’s second short-handed goal of the game came midway through the third stanza. Bonnie netted an upper corner shot, Rattray assisting to end the game.

Bleiweiss made 16 stops for the Raiders.

Championship: Fulton 2, Oswego 1

After a scoreless first period, Rattray received a pass from Bonnie, skated the puck in front of the net and scored. Soon after, Oswego’s Bryce Phillips sunk a lower corner shot, Zach Sova assisting, to tie the game.

The third stanza saw excellent goaltending from both Bleiwiess and Buccaneer Nick Back. Tulowiecki accepted a cross-ice pass from Clarke and scored his first goal of the season with a game winning shot from the blue line.

Bleiweiss made 8 saves for Fulton and was named game MVP

The Fulton Bantams are lead by head coach Paul Clarke and assistants Jeff Tulowiecki, Paul Bleiweiss and Bill Beckwith.

Swimmers qualify for state competition

Throughout the swim season, swimmers who meet event times set in place by the New York State Y Competitive Swim organization are eligible to swim in the state Qualifiers Meet.

The Fulton YMCA Speed Demons had 12 swimmers qualify for the state meet taking place this weekend in Ithaca.

Class A (age 15-18): Justin Grower (100 Back), Jake Strauss (100 Breast)

Andrew Distin (200IM, 100 Breast, 100 Fly),

Class B (age 13-14): Sarah Tallents (100 Breast), Miwa Burdic (50 Free)

Class C (age 11-12): Jenna Ruzekowicz (200 Free, 200 IM, 100 Free, 50 Fly),

Camille Stevenson (50 Free), Ean Stevenson (50 Free, 50 Fly, 50 Breast, 100 Free, 200 Free, 200 IM), Mark Tallents (50 Free, 50 Breast, 100 Free, 200 Free, 200 IM)

Class D (age 9-10): Ella Henderson (200 Free), Christina Tallents (200 Free)

Class E (age 5-8): Joely LaPage (25 Fly)

Sea Grant’s White receives Wear It! Award

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21 recently presented New York Sea Grant Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White with its 2013 Wear It! Award.

The award recognizes excellence in teaching the public about life jacket safety.

Wear It! is a campaign of the National Safe Boating Council in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrations.

White has incorporated life jacket education into the award-winning Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign developed by New York Sea Grant in 2008.

The training covers the various types of life jackets, boating regulations associated with life jackets, and how to get a good fit for everyone in the family, including the family dog.

The Discover Clean and Safe Boating life jacket training is offered annually at the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York-sponsored Boat Show in Syracuse, in February and at Empire Farm Days in the pond at Rodman Lot and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY, in August.

The Discover Clean and Safe Boating exhibit has been seen by more than 500,000 boaters and potential boaters and has visited major events in all of New York state’s coastal regions from New York City and the Hudson River to Oneida Lake, the Finger Lakes, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River.

The New York Sea Grant campaign has been adapted for boaters, anglers, the hearing-impaired, paddlesport enthusiasts, pet owners, and water rescue First Responders.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21 Commander John Steinbarge presented the 2013 Wear It! award to White at the 2014 Central New York Boat Show.

Phoenix students get jazzy at concert

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Student’s musical talents were on display March 4 when they took the stage at Dillon Middle School in Phoenix.

‘An Evening of Jazz’ featured the Dillon Jazz Band, the Phoenix Varsity Jazz Band and special guests, ‘All That Jazz.’

The Dillon Jazz Band entertained the crowd with three songs, which included “Side Slippin’,” “I Beeped When I Should Have Bopped” and “Don’t Miss the Bus.”

Under the direction of David Frateschi, the John C. Birdlebough High School Varsity Jazz Band performed songs from artists Bruno Mars, Carlos Santana and Tito Puente.

Soloists were alto sax players Michael Mironti, Rachel Isbell and Brian Breen, Kaylee Waldy (tenor sax), Zach VanGorder (trumpet) and Jacob Lawless (trombone).

The Varsity Jazz Band performed the same three selections at the New Hartford Jazz Festival at New Hartford High School Feb. 28.

Twenty-five Birdlebough students traveled to the Mohawk Valley to perform in front of an audience. The non-competitive festival has an emphasis on Big Band ensemble playing.

The Varsity Jazz Band was critiqued in a 20-minute clinic after the performance by two judges. Phoenix, a Class A School (the highest ability class), was given a “Gold” rating with a score of 96 out of a possible 100 points.

Students Michael Mironti (alto sax) and Brian Breen (flute) were chosen as  honorary All-Star Band members. Mironti and Breen received certificates and a plaque was given to each participating band.

It is the third straight year the Varsity Jazz Band has participated in the event, and received a “Gold” rating. Phoenix was one of 13 bands participating in this year’s festival, with students traveling from Troy, Binghamton and other areas of CNY.

‘An Evening of Jazz’ concluded with a 40-minute concert by sextet All That Jazz, an in-school educational performing organization. Members of the group held a scholastic jazz jam session earlier in the day with the Dillon students, teaching them how to improvise.

March is Music In Our Schools Month. The Dillon Music Showcase is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 18 at the middle school.

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