Fulton Bantams hockey has tough games against Camillus #1

Submitted by Anna Clarke

The Fulton Bantam hockey team, sponsored by Comfort Windows and Doors and Fulton Savings Bank, fell Camillus #1 by a score of 6-3 in a recent game on the road.

Raider team captain Nolan Bonnie stunned the Cougars when he landed a shot from the blue line in the first seconds of play, Mike Smith assisting.

Camillus responded with three in a row to end the first period with a two-point cushion. The Cougars tallied two more goals before Fulton’s Evan Beckwith narrowed the gap by one, thanks to a passing play between Nick Dingman and Caleb Clarke.

The Cougars added another goal near the end of the third stanza. Beckwith scored the final goal for the Raiders after accepting a pass in front of the net from Bonnie.

Adam Bleiweiss stopped 17 shots for Fulton.

Zonta Club, Girl Scouts ready to celebrate International Women’s Day

The Zonta Club of Oswego is partnering with Girl Scouts from NYPENN Pathways to host a celebration of International Women’s Day at 3 p.m. March 8 at the SUNY Oswego Newman Center.

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. The event will feature displays, presentations and stories about women and girls around the globe.

Sabine Ingerson, chair of Zonta’s Legislative Advocacy and Awareness Committee, describes her vision of the event as an opportunity to connect women’s groups in the community and to learn about some of the unique experiences of women all over the world.

“We invite women and girls in the Oswego community to join us to celebrate this special day,” Ingerson said.

Zonta will collect donations at the event for birthing kits, which provide essential items to women who give birth at home in developing countries.

According to the World Health Organization, nearly 300,000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year. Most of these deaths occur in developing countries.

Supplies for birthing kits include: bar soap 1 to 2 ounces; 2-inch gauze; latex gloves; one edge razor blades; 3 foot by 3 foot plastic sheeting 4 milliliters thick; cotton string; gallon size resealable bags; and receiving blankets 30 inches by 30 inches or 32 inches by 32 inches (no fleece please).

“Having the right supplies and a clean area when giving birth can help increase the chance that the mom and baby will survive,” Ingerson said.

For more information about the Zonta Club of Oswego or to participate in the International Women’s Day Celebration on March 8th, visit their Facebook Page or contact Inga Back at inga.back@oswego.edu.

Fulton girls’ hoops ousted from playoffs

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton girls varsity basketball team fell to top seeded Jamesville-DeWitt on Feb. 18 in the quarterfinal of the Class A, Section 3 Playoffs.

The score was 59-34.

Fulton’s season comes to an end with a 7-13 overall record.

J-D built a 9-point lead during the first quarter. Fulton became more competitive in the second quarter and was down by 10 at the half.

But J-D pulled away during the second half, outscoring the Lady Raiders by 7 points in the third quarter and then another 8 points i the fourth quarter to win by 25 points.

Leading the way for the Lady Raiders was Nicole Hansen with 9 points, followed by Sydney Gilmore and Michaela Whitman with 7 points each, Mallory Clark scored 5 and Courtney Parker chipped in 4 points.

Lanigan students celebrate, learn about Chinese new year

With the Chinese New Year in full swing, students in Terry Merritt’s class at Lanigan Elementary School in Fulton were able to take part in the celebration with the help of local restaurateur Annie Chen.

Chen, the owner of Dragon City Chinese Restaurant in Fulton, visited her son’s classroom recently to discuss the holiday and offer a sampling of food from her dining establishment.

With help from her son, Charlie, the pair showed pictures that depicted Chinese culture. They also discussed the differences between their New Year celebration and the Jan. 1 celebration that is embraced by other cultures throughout the world.

Students learned that 2014, the year of the horse, began Jan. 31 with a cleansing process.

“In China the new year starts with everyone cleaning the house,” Annie Chen said. “It symbolizes a fresh start.”

In addition to starting off 2014 with a clean slate by scrubbing the house from top to bottom, the New Year celebration also revolves around family and food, Annie Chen said.

Since she is a professional when it comes to Chinese food, students had an opportunity to get a real taste of Chinese culture by indulging in sweet and sour chicken, lo Mein and sugary treats for dessert.

Although not every student was able to master their chopsticks, each walked away with a full belly and a better appreciation for Chinese culture.

Santoros celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Marilou P. (Huberth) and James R. Santoro of Oswego recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

The couple was married Feb. 22, 1964 in Fayetteville, NY. Marilou and Jim are both retired from the Fulton City School District. They lived in Fulton for many years before moving to Oswego. They enjoy vacationing in Myrtle Beach.

They have two children: James (Lisa) and Jon (Mary) and four grandchildren: Grace, William, Mitchell and Nicholas.

Bodley Bulletins, by Julia Ludington

I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing yet productive week off.

Now it is time to get back to work!

Keep in mind that this third-quarter marking period is technically only eight weeks long instead of 10, since two weeks are devoted to breaks.

This means all work done in this quarter counts a lot more than in the other quarters, so make sure you are on top of things.

Our varsity girls’ basketball team suffered a tough Section 3 loss to Jamesville-DeWitt last Tuesday.

Leading the team was Nicole Hansen with 9 points and Sydney Gilmore and Michaela Whiteman with 7 points each. Despite the outcome, we are very proud of the team and the accomplishments that they have made. Congratulations on a great season!

Mark your calendars in advance for our upcoming Music in Our Schools Month concerts. The G. Ray Bodley chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 20. The GRB bands will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 26 and the GRB orchestra takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. March 27.

The orchestra concert will feature a collaboration of the Symphonic Orchestra and some of the members of the Wind Ensemble. I strongly encourage coming to see what they perform.

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