Hunter Chase McIntyre joins sister Kayden

Kayden McIntyre announces the birth of her brother Hunter Chase McIntyre on January 16. He weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. Proud parents are Tom and Dana McIntyre of Fulton. Grandparents are Stan and Terry Lyttle of Hannibal and Tom and Donna McIntyre of Sterling. Great grandparents are Paul and Jeanette McIntyre of Sterling, Jane Spicer of Hannibal, and Stan Lyttle of Rochester.

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Oswego High grad finishes Navy training

Navy Seaman Apprentice David E. Johnson, son of David E. and Rebecca L. Johnson of Oswego, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Johnson completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.

An emphasis also was placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.

“Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment.

Its distinctly ‘’Navy’’ flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.

Johnson is a 2012 graduate of Oswego High School.

SUNY Oswego student’s work exhibited

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SUNY Oswego master of art candidate Mark Taitt will display digital print portraits in “Identity,” a Tyler Art Gallery exhibition starting Friday, March 28.

The work uses multiple media to pose the question, “Are slavery’s scars still with us?”

A free public artist’s reception will take place at 5 p.m. March 28 in Tyler Art Galley on the SUNY Oswego campus. The exhibition will run through April 19.

Taitt’s Master of Art Exhibition — which will include audio and projected imagery — derives its message from historic images in the New York Public Library collection.

The Brooklyn native, inspired by the death of Trayvon Martin, altered and personalized these photos of slavery’s victims for “Identity.”

Taitt also received bachelor’s degrees in studio art and public relations at Oswego.

Using light to create halo-like effects, Taitt said in an artist’s statement that he “seeks to resurrect, glorify and elevate (the) anonymous subjects who were victims of slavery and its sanctioned physical abuse.”

A companion show, “Generations IV: A Master of Arts in Teaching Exhibition,” opens Friday, March 14, and runs through April 19.

Tyler Art Gallery is open 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays when classes are in session. Parking for those without a current SUNY Oswego parking permit is $1. For more information, visit www.oswego.edu/administration/parking.

For more information about SUNY Oswego exhibitions, contact the art department at 312-2112 or Michael Flanagan, gallery director, at michael.flanagan@oswego.edu.

Ritchie commends local artists

In an effort to recognize local artistic talent in Central and Northern New York, state Sen. Patty Ritchie, along with the North Country Arts Council, hosted a celebration of the arts Thursday evening in Watertown.

At the event, those who have participated in the “Senator Ritchie Celebrates Local Artists” program were recognized.

Through the effort, two dozen artists have had their work featured in Ritchie’s Albany, Ogdensburg, Oswego and Watertown offices.

The work of past featured artists can be viewed at Downtown Watertown’s Franklin Building or at www.ritchie.nysenate.gov.

In addition, at the event, high school students from the Central and Northern New York region were inducted into Ritchie’s local artists program, and in the weeks to come, will have their artwork featured in her offices.

Several high school students were also invited to perform in the areas of song and dance.

“Our region is home to so much great local talent, and this event was a way to not only highlight that, but also to thank the artists who share their amazing work with us. This event was truly special, because we recognized our region’s ‘next generation’ of artists, by honoring high school students who have exceptional artistic abilities and inviting several of those students to perform,” Ritchie said.

“I’d like thank the North Country Arts Council for helping to make this event possible.  The organization is a wonderful resource not only for artists, but also for the community experience the various types of culture our area has to offer,” she said.

Honorees from Oswego County:

  • Gale Armstrong
  • Phyllis DiSalvo
  • Sandra Dowie
  • Edward Elsner
  • James Fitzgerald
  • Joe Galvin
  • Ellen Landphere
  • Phillip Lee
  • Bonnie McClellan
  • Loie Mechetti
  • Joanne Neff
  • Marcella Slater
  • Kathryn Wehrung

Oswego County students honored:

  • Ashlee Bishop:  APW High School
  • Nicole Light:  Paul V. Moore High School, Central Square
  • Cassondra Orr: G. Ray Bodley High School, Fulton
  • Sydney Ryan: Mexico High School
  • Kayla Volkomer: Oswego High School
  • Megan Lentz: John C. Birdlebough High School, Phoenix
  • Isabel Englbrekt: Pulaski Junior-Senior High School
  • Sarah McDougal: Sandy Creek High School

 

National recording group to play SOS FEST

National recording artists Seventh Day Slumber will play this summer’s SOS FEST  at 8:30 p.m. Friday,  July 18 at the Hannibal Firemen’s Fairgrounds.

Seventh Day Slumber, formerly of Texas but now from Tennessee, has released 10 CDS with a string of number one hits.

The band tours all over the USA playing in front of 100s of thousands each year.

The band plays large festivals as well as many small venues.

The SOS FEST is a three-day family oriented music festival sponsored by the Cabin 3 Youth group, with the intent on helping all area youth and families.

The festival also is here to help area nonprofits, sports clubs, scout troops, boosters organizations, youth groups and churches by providing free space for these organizations to raise awareness and money for their own cause.

There will be more than 15 bands and speakers during the three-day festival as well as nearly 20 displays, mission booths, merchandise booths, food booths, radio stations, water slides and games.

There also will be crafters, vendors and artists. Call Erik at 564-6133 for details on booth space.

This years SOS FEST, the 4th annual, will start Friday night July 18 with bands that teens and all ages will love. The speaker for the night will be Wes Aarum.

Saturday, July 19 will feature many bands and speakers with many music styles sure to please every taste.

Sunday, July 20 will wrap up with several great bands and will roll right into Hannibal’s Concert in the Park with its band lineup.

The full SOS Fest band lineup will be announced soon. Tickets are only $10 per day and Sunday is free.

Tickets are available now at www.itickets.com and details can be found at www.cabin3ministries.org.

Step One PeeWees win tourney

The Step One Creative Peewee independent hockey team won the 2014 Perinton Big Thaw Hockey Tournament this past weekend in Fairport, outside Rochester.

The Bucs defeated the host Perinton team in the championship game, 3-1.

It was the second championship of the season for the Bucs. They won the CNY Cup in Clinton in December.

In this past weekend’s tournament, Step One Creative lost 2-0 against Perinton, won 8-1 over Webster, and won 3-1 against Canandaigua to earn a trip to the championship game against Perinton.

Perinton 2, Peewees 0

In the opening game of the Big Thaw against Perinton, the Step One Bucs fell 2-0 against the hometown Blades.

Despite the loss, the Bucs outshot the Perinton team 26-15.

Goalie Tyler Wallace had 13 saves in the contest, and played strong in the matchup.

“Our team really outplayed Perinton in the opener, but our opponents took advantage of two opportunities in the second period, and we could not respond,” said Step One Creative Head Coach Dave Morgia.

Peewees 8, Webster 1

Step One Creative’s next game against the Webster Cyclones provided a different outcome, as the Bucs found their offense and won 8-1.

The Bucs jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Step One’s Nick Burnett tipped in a shot from defender Monica Cahill.

In the second period, the Bucs jumped on the Webster team, when Derek Morgia scored a three-goal hat trick in just 31 seconds to make it 4-1. Dylan Reitz and Bryon Bush added assists on the goals.

With all of the momentum on Step One’s side, the Bucs added four more goals in the final period to complete the 8-1 win. Drake Morgia, Jack Rice, Reitz and Spencer Stepien each added goals, and Rice and Gavin Neuland added the assists.

Strong pressure throughout the game by Christian Talamo and Ryan Mosher on offense also contributed to the win, as well as a relentless defense led by Brandon Graham, Isaiah Raby, Reitz, Bush and Cahill.

Wallace had 8 saves in net to secure the win.

“Our kids came out very strong and played great at both ends of the ice,” Assistant Coach Bill Cahill said.

Peewees 3, Canandaigua 1

In their third tourney matchup, Step One Creative defeated Canandaigua 3-1.

The contest was a rematch from a game held the previous weekend at Oswego, in which the Bucs lost 3-2.

“They really wanted this win, and knew that if they played strong throughout the game they would redeem the previous weekend’s loss, and also earn a spot in the championship game,” Morgia said.

Tyler Eckert got the scoring started for Step One Creative in the first period, with a strong coast-to-coast effort through the Knight defenders.

Neuland added a nice backhand goal off a feed from Cahill and Stepien later in the second period, before Derek Morgia iced the game in the third to make it 3-1.

Wallace played strong in net once again with 16 saves to earn the victory.

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

In the championship game of the 2014 Perinton Big Thaw Tournament, Step One Creative once again faced off against Perinton, but it was the Bucs that took control of this game pressuring the Blades in their zone throughout the matchup to capture the 3-1 win.

After falling behind just seconds into the game 1-0, the Bucs took control of the game in the second and third periods with three goals coming from Tournament MVP Derek Morgia. The hat trick was Morgia’s second of the weekend.

“Our players were ready for this rematch and wanted this championship,” said Cahill. “This was a great team win and everyone contributed on both our offense and defense.”

“It was great to finish the season with this tournament win, and our coaches were very pleased to see the strong effort this weekend.”

Step One Creative finished their strong season with a 19-18-3 record.

The Step One Creative Peewee coaching staff included: Head Coach Dave Morgia and Assistants Bill Cahill, Bob Graham, David Morgia, Jr. and Rob Raby.

Phoenix senior athletes recognized

Here are the Phoenix seniors playing winter sports who have been recognized for their achievements:

 

Boys Basketball

  • Bryce Plante
  • Austin Furco
  • Emilio Tassone
  • Nick Tassone
  • Dylan Doupe
  • Brian Sawyer
  • Brandon Wood

 

Girls Basketball

  • Kimberly Holbrook
  • Alexandra Wilson

 

Boys Indoor Track

  • Anthony Brienza
  • Ralph Casillo
  • Mike Girard
  • Eric Hillpot
  • Mike Leach
  • Andy Padula
  • Billy Stone
  • Dylan Switzer

 

Girls Indoor Track

  • Meghan Lentz
  • Nichole Marr
  • Stephanie Seever
  • Destiny Teel
  • Haylie Virginia

 

Wrestling

  • Jason Nipper
  • Brian Stafford
  • Billy Ostrander
  • Austin Dristle
  • Ryan Pinzer
  • Cody Corso
  • Derrick Powell

BOCES students practice their skills

Clients pampered at BOCES

Oswego Industries clients recently were treated to hand and nail treatments at the cosmetology class at Oswego County BOCES.

Clients were given manicures and paraffin hand dip treatments.

The program provides the 85 students the chance to practice what they have learned.

The students learn about chemistry, electricity, anatomy and physiology and business planning sanitation sterilization, professional image.

Cookin’ up a storm

Students in the culinary arts program at Oswego County BOCES served up a special breakfast buffet to the Oswego County Counselors group following their meeting at the BOCES campus. 

The culinary students put their skills to the test when they provided a buffet featuring bagels, English muffins, French toast, sausage, bacon, eggs, fruit, pastries, and an omelet station where made to order omelets were prepared.

The students also practiced their customer service skills as they provided table service to the district representatives on hand.

The counselors were guidance counselors from the nine component school districts in the county.

For more information about the culinary arts program at Oswego County BOCES, contact Marla Berlin, Career and Technical Education Principal at 963-4433.

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