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.

Fairgrieve students receive honors

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Outstanding students from each class, kindergarten through grade six, were selected to receive the Fairgrieve Elementary School Principal’s Award.

Principal Jean Ciesla presents the awards quarterly to recognize role model students for regularly upholding the school’s following four behavioral expectations: be respectful, be responsible, be safe, and be a problem solver; which are part of the district-wide PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) initiative.

Fairgrieve Elementary School’s Principal’s Award winners for second quarter of the 2013-14 school year are:

Kindergartners Penelope Taylor, Jared Gardenier and Kiernan Percival

First-graders Bailey DePoint, Mya Carroll and Logan Patchen;

Second-graders Carleigh Patterson, Skyy Smith, McKenna Lawson and Brandi Weindl.

Third-graders William Patterson, Cassidy Duso and Mandy Allen

Fourth-graders Alexandra Coakley, Molly Williams and Charles Stoutenger

Fifth-graders Toni Gates, Lauren Goss and Jaidyn Perry

Sixth-graders Samantha Perkins, Kyle Hotaling and Devanee Sabin.

Applications due for county GENIUS Olympiad

Central Square’s Paul V. Moore High School has launched a hydroponics project supported by its prize from last year’s Oswego County GENIUS Olympiad.

Paul V. Moore students and other high schools right now are preparing to enter the second annual GENIUS competition, set for Earth Day April 22 at SUNY Oswego.

Online registration deadline is March 17 for the environmental-science competition organized by the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations. The competition is open to all Oswego County students in grades 9 through 12.

“At least one group of students I know is planning to enter this year,” said Audrey Sauer, science chair at Central Square. She plans to encourage others  to enter.

Sauer expressed her admiration for Paul V. Moore High School student Parker Wells, whose project, “The Onondaga Lake Watershed,” won the inaugural Oswego County GENIUS (Global Environmental Issues — United States) Olympiad last year.

The $2,000 first prize went to the Central Square School District, and Sauer and her department drew  on it to construct and supply a set of hydroponic gardens built by the school’s technology department.

The first hydroponics experiment (growing plants without soil) features cilantro, onion and sage.

“We will do plant studies through the rest of the school year and beyond,” Sauer said. “The three hydro units are movable and can go right into the classroom.”

GENIUS steppingstone

The Oswego County competition is in conjunction with SUNY Oswego’s GENIUS Olympiad, in its fourth year as a premier environmental competition for high school students from around the world interested in science, art, photography, creative writing, design and music.

The winner at the Oswego County level receives an automatic invitation to the global competition, as Wells did.

Tammy Elowsky, assistant director of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, said for years, Oswego County high school students needed to travel to Onondaga or other counties to compete in science fairs.

She spoke of a new partnership that will provide added benefit to those entering and attending the April 22 competition.

“We are partnering with the college’s sustainability coordinators,” Elowsky said. “They are going to bring fun and value-added exhibits and information to Earth Day and our Oswego County GENIUS competitors.”

Elowsky said high school students would display their posters and demonstrations along the corridor that connects the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation with the adjacent School of Education buildings. The college’s sustainability exhibits will join them.

Jamie Adams, sustainability coordinator, and Michael Lotito, sustainability engineer, said they intend to engage the competitors and interested campus and community members with Earth Day displays,, including stationery bicycles generating electricity.

The Oswego school district and Oswego Children’s Museum each will receive one of the bikes.

Another display will feature “upcycled” products — items that formerly might have been discarded but which have been converted to other uses.

For more information on Oswego County GENIUS, visit the left-hand column of the college’s civic engagement web page at oswego.edu/civic, email civic@oswego.edu or call Elowsky at 312-3492.

Volney students hope to read 2,500 books; send principal up to the roof

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Volney Elementary School students attended a spirit assembly Feb. 28 in recognition of their positive behavior and for being role models.

Principal Lisa Garofalo gave certificates to one student from each classroom who exemplified the character trait of honesty.

In addition to the classroom role models, 22 students were awarded certificates for being “On A Roll” models.

The monthly classroom role models were Aiden Grant, Ethan Clark, Kyle Stuber, James DeCare, Tyler Budd, Abbigail Gist, Keira Scott, Caitlin Roberts and Ashley Huller.

Also: Caiden Taber, Marissa Bowering, Lydia Gigliotti, Alexis Ingersoll, Grace Esposito, Emma Brewster, Nick Miceli, Nick Smith, Cassandra Seaton, Chloe Hurlbut and Jessica Hyman.

Students earning recognition as the monthly “On a Roll” models included Adriana Raymond, Caleb Turner, Gavynn Krick, Valerie Nichols, Brayden Moshier, Caleb Clark, Parker Ellis, Hailey Ward, Amber Dumas and Cory Hyman.

Also: Tylyn Boshart, Brad Currier, Shane Gouterngout- Reynolds. Tesa Galvin, Mason Firenze, Lilly Dumas, Sarah Gigliotti, Emily Grant, Rain Frank, Sabastion Lauckarn, Tyler Emeterio and Jayce Gibides.

After the awards presentation, Garofalo read aloud Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind by Judy Finchler and Kevin O’Malley.

In the book, character Principal Wiggins promises to dye his hair purple and sleep on the school roof if the students read 1,000 books in a school year.

With March 3 being the 17th annual Read Across America Day, Garofalo decided to put out a challenge to her school: read 2,500 books in one week.

If students meet the challenge, Garofalo, like the principal in the story, agreed to spend the night on the roof and dye her hair purple.

Students could hardly contain their enthusiasm, and went home for the weekend fired up to read.

Program helps people with chronic health problems

Oswego Health is offering free workshops for community members who want to better manage their chronic conditions.

The free, six-week program developed by Stanford University will be held Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to noon beginning March 14 at Springside at Seneca Hill.

A similar program was held recently in Oswego and participants remarked the provided materials offered successful strategies to improve their health status.

“This program provides participants with the knowledge and skills that truly empower them to make lifestyle changes to improve their chronic disease management,” said registered nurse Rachel Baglia

Baglia, along with registered nurse Sue Callaway, will lead the program

This program is designed to help those with arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis or diabetes improve their health status through its living healthy workshops.

The workshops will cover nutrition and exercise, as well as how to get support, deal with pain and fatigue and talk with your physician and family members about your condition. Participants will learn goal setting techniques and establish a step-by-step plan to improve their health.

Those taking part in the program will be provided a free workbook and healthy snacks at each class session.

To register, or if you have questions, call 349-5513.

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