Drumming workshop March 15 at CNY Arts Center

CNY Arts Center will host a drumming workshop with Diane Jones from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at the CNY Arts Center, 357 State St., Fulton.

The is open to all ages and students are invited to bring any hand percussion instrument they have, along with a healthy dose of enthusiasm.

As part of the same collaboration, CNY Arts Center recently hosted choreographer Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell with a dance workshop for young area dancers as part of Vision of Sound produced by Society for New Music.

The organization promotes continued growth in the music community by commissioning new works. Vision of Sound brings composer and choreographer together to present a new work in music and dance performed for the public in late March.

“We are honored to host Diane Jones and to have had Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell share this wonderful opportunity with us,” said Nancy Fox, arts center executive director.

“The drumming workshop looks to be a lot of fun and a departure from our regular classes,” she said. “We hope everyone will seize the chance for an afternoon of drumming fun!”

Jones is a percussionist with SU Brazilian Ensemble Samba Laranja and loves writing for and collaborating with performers.

With commissions and performances by Mélomanie, The Relâche Ensemble, The Da Capo Chamber Players, and Flautet, her music reflects her rich, eclectic influences and her love of line and rhythm.  In 2011, her Choro Samba Laranja was included on the SAMMY award-winning CD, Native Orange.

Jones was the live weekend host on WCNY-FM, Central New York’s Classical Radio Station and is past president of the Society for New Music.

She has had her music featured on Fresh Ink, the weekly new music broadcast produced by the Society.

A recipient of the Billy Joel Fellowship, a fellowship with the Chamber Music Institute at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and awarded the prestigious Grace F. and Theodore Berger Award from the University of Delaware, Jones is also a member of  Pi Kappa Lambda, the music honor society.

Active as a performer as well as a composer, Jones regularly performs with Samba Laranja and the Central New York Flute Choir.  She has played flute and piccolo in regional orchestras, and was one half of the flute duo, Flutes of Fancy.

Jones also has also studied with outstanding composers Daniel S. Godfrey, Nicolas Scherzinger, and Jennifer Margaret Barker. To learn more about Diane visit www.petdragonmusic.com.

The workshop will be held at the Arts Center located in State St. Methodist Church at 357 State St., through the Park Street entrance.

A modest fee will be charged and pre-registration is encouraged. For more information visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

Bodley seniors recognized for athletic performances

By Rob Tetro

Seniors participating in winter sports at G. Ray Bodley High in Fulton recently received recognition for their performances.

They are:

Boys’ Basketball

Austin Haskins

Mark Pollock

Jeremy Langdon

Seth Britton

Girls’ Bowling

Mikayla Guernsey

Danielle Rupert

Boys’ Bowling

Brandon Wallon

Wrestling

James Bailey

Travis Kemp

Boys’ Indoor Track

Connor Aldasch

Mike Holcomb

Merrick Kilpatrick

Kirby Labeef

Jim Martin

Augusto Mendes Siega

Girls’ Indoor Track

Fabiane Fernandes

Laura Hamdan

Erin Hayden

Laura Hamdan

Erin Hayden

Hockey

Eric Forderkonz

Matt Billion

Seth Delisle

Brandon Ladd

Swimming

Breanna Baker

Ross Gardner

Anna Guernsey

Alyssa Harley

Lacey Reich

Jacob Strauss

Rabies clinics scheduled for 2014

Submitted by Oswego County

The Oswego County Health Department will hold eight rabies clinics at locations around Oswego County this year.

All clinics will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The first clinic will be Wednesday, March 26, at the County Highway Garage, 31 Schaad Drive, Scriba.

“The rabies virus continues to be active across Oswego County,” said Jiancheng Huang, Oswego County public health director.

“Although the virus can infect any mammal, including dogs, cats, livestock, wildlife, and humans, the vast majority of rabies cases reported each year occur with wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. Immunizing pets is an effective way to reduce the risk of human exposures to rabies,” he said.

New York state law requires all cats, dogs, and pet ferrets be vaccinated against rabies. The first rabies vaccine should be given at three months of age. A second vaccination is required within one year of the first, and every three years thereafter.

In order for pets to receive the three-year booster shot, owners need to show that the pet was previously vaccinated, and should bring their pet’s last rabies vaccination certificate to the clinic.

The health department suggests a $5 donation per animal to help cover the cost of the rabies clinics, but no one will be turned away. Dogs should be leashed and cats and pet ferrets should be in a cage.

Clinics will be held at these locations during the spring, summer and fall:

Scriba: Wednesday, March 26, County Highway Garage, 31 Schaad Drive.

Pulaski: Wednesday, May 7, County Highway Garage, 957 Centerville Road.

West Monroe: Wednesday, June 4, Town Highway Garage, 46 County Rte. 11.

Parish: Wednesday, July 9, County Highway Garage, 24 Dill Pickle Alley.

Volney: Wednesday, Aug. 6, Bristol Hill Landfill, state Route 3.

Hannibal: Wednesday, Sept. 10, Town Highway Garage, 68 Cemetery Drive.

Pulaski: Wednesday, Oct. 8, County Highway Garage, 957 Centerville Road.

Scriba: Wednesday, Nov. 5, County Highway Garage, 31 Schaad Drive.

Any time a person or pet comes in physical contact with a bat or wild animal, especially a sick or suspicious-acting animal, the incident should be immediately reported to the County Health Department.

To report a possible exposure, or for more information about rabies, call the Health Department weekdays at 349-3564 or (800) 596-3200, ext. 3564.

In an emergency during evenings, weekends, or holidays, call the health department’s answering service at 341-0086.

Women of Distinction applications due

State Senator Patricia Ritchie, R-Oswegatchie, is accepting nominations for the New York State Senate’s 2014 “Women of Distinction” program.

The program honors women’s history in the Empire State by recognizing outstanding leaders and everyday citizens from the present who are making a difference.

The deadline for applications is April 1.

“Each and every day, women in our region are doing amazing things and throughout the years I’ve had the opportunity to recognize dozens of them through the New York State Senate’s ‘Women of Distinction’ program,” Ritchie said.

“I’m truly excited to once again honor the women of our region who are making a difference,” she said.

Women living in the 48th Senate District, including Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties, are eligible for nomination.

All nominees will be invited to a local recognition ceremony to be held on May 1. One individual from each State Senate district will be selected to travel to the Capitol to be honored at a special reception on May 13.

In addition to being recognized at the special ceremony at the Capitol, the honoree’s photo and biography will become part of a display that travels across the state to bring attention to the achievements of distinctive New Yorkers.

Last year, 17 women from Central and Northern New York were nominated for the program.

Of the nominees, Rhonda Lyn Roethel of St. Lawrence County was selected as the 48th Senate District’s “Woman of Distinction,” and became the 19th person recognized through the Senate program from the 48th Senate District.

Family, friends or coworkers can make nominations by visiting www.ritchie.nysenate.gov or calling 782-3418.

Hannibal seniors recognized for their athletic performances

By Rob Tetro

Seniors participating in winter sports at Hannibal High School recently received recognition for their performances.

They are:

Wrestling

Greg Hadcock

Nick Holden

Chris Knox

Dustin Ouellette

Dennis Spaulding

Brandon Wolfe

Boys Basketball

Trevor Alton

Charlie McCraith

Zane Pointon

Billy Skipper

Girls Basketball

Devin Sorell

Kaylee Esposito

Hunter Beckwith

Kaitin Taylor

Gabby Griffin

Sarah Otis

Erin Sly

Boys Indoor Track

Sean Lange

Benjamin Slate

Patrick Sullivan

Ben Raymond

 

Girls Indoor Track

Marina Esanu

2 new doctors join Oswego Health

The husband wife urology team of Elizabeth W. Bozeman and Gary D. Bozeman have joined the active medical staff at Oswego Health.

The board-certified urologists will provide a wide range of services in their Fulton office and in Oswego Hospital’s surgery center. Both physicians have nearly 20 years of experience in their field of expertise.

Dr. Elizabeth W. Bozeman

Elizabeth Bozeman has extensive experience in female urology, recurrent urinary infections, stone disease, interstitial cystitis, and many other conditions of general urology.

“When I was in medical school, I found that I really enjoyed my surgery rotation,” Bozeman said.

“As I continued to complete my rotations, I discovered that as a urologist, I could perform surgery and could also develop long-term relationships with my patients, as in many cases there is a continuum of care. This was a perfect fit for me personally and professionally.”

Bozeman completed her undergraduate degree at Emory University in Atlanta. She went on to the Medical University of South Carolina, where she attended medical school, as well fulfilled as her internship and residency.

During her residency, she was chief urology resident. She has the distinction of being the first female to complete the urology medical school program and was the first female to practice urology in South Carolina.

Along with her urology practice, Bozeman was active in both the South Carolina Urological Association and the Society of Women in Urology, serving in several key leadership positions.

Dr. Gary D. Bozeman

Gary Bozeman provides care in all areas of urology, specializing in prostate enlargement, voiding dysfunction, stone disease, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

Bozeman initially practiced as a general surgeon for two years before deciding to concentrate on providing urology care.

He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he also attended medical school. His internship and residency in general surgery were completed at the University of Tennessee, while his urology residency was fulfilled at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he was chief resident.

Bozeman has been an active member of the American Urological Association, the Southeastern Section of the AUA, and the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology. He is a past president of the South Carolina Urological Association.

During several visits here, the Bozemans have enjoyed the area’s natural beauty and have found the residents friendly.

“We’re excited to become part of the health system, which offers us an opportunity to provide personalized care in a community where we can get to know our patients,” Dr. Gary Bozeman said.

Hannibal girls’ basketball team reflects on good season

By Rob Tetro

This season, the Hannibal girls’ varsity basketball team had an 11-7 overall record, earning them a spot in the Sectional Playoffs.

But the team’s season came to an end Feb. 15 with a 58-47 loss to Bishop Ludden in the opening round of the Class B, Section 3 playoffs.

As the winter sports season concludes, the Lady Warriors bid farewell to eight seniors. Devin Sorell, Gabby Griffin, Sarah Otis, Hunter Beckwith, Kaitin Taylor, Kaylee Esposito, Erin Sly and foreign exchange student Keti Chapiashvili (manager) have all finished their Hannibal girls’ basketball careers.

Despite the team’s disappointing loss in the Sectionals, Hannibal girls’ varsity basketball coach Justin Enright said the program continued to improve this season.

Enright said the Lady Warriors’ 11 regular season wins was one of the best regular seasons Hannibal has had since becoming a Class B school. Two of the Lady Warriors’ wins this season came on the road against state-ranked Bishop Ludden and Skaneateles.

Enright credits his players for battling through any adversity that came their way.

“I am very proud of the way that this team continued to battle throughout the season. “, he said.

Hannibal’s successful season also produced a few individual honors. Gabby Griffin and Spencer Kenney earned All-League Honorable Mention honors. Devin Sorell had a memorable senior season, which didn’t go unnoticed.  On top of receiving First Team All-League honors, Sorell also was named Class B, Section 3 Player Of The Year.

Porky and Buddy gives advice to teen who wants a dog

Dear Porky & Buddy,

Can you help me? I am 13 years old and I really, really, really want a dog, but my mom won’t allow it.

She says they are dirty and we can catch diseases from them and that she would end up taking care of it and blah, blah, blah.  What can I tell her to persuade her?

Annie

 

Dear Annie,

First of all, ditch the phrase “blah, blah, blah.” Then try this approach: “Ask not what your mother can do for you — ask what you can do for your mother.”

So . . . are your grades up to par?  Is your room clean?  Do you ever help around the house? Do you complain about it? Ditch the complaining.

Because, in fact, your mother is right.   If you have a dog it will be your parents’ ultimate responsibility, as the adults in the family, to make sure he is trained, fed properly, walked, taken to the vet, and licensed and to clean up or repair any damage that he might do in your house or the neighbor’s yard.

You are 13. You need to start acting like you are 23.

Make a pact with your Mom.  You will save up a certain sum of money to contribute toward the expenses of owning a dog. You will spend some time at the local shelter interacting with dogs (and not come home whining about how you want to adopt one immediately).

You will go to the library and check out some books about how to choose the right dog, how to care for a dog, how to train a dog, how to practice good hygiene  around a dog so you don’t catch any parasites or diseases. (It’s rare but it can happen.)

You will figure out what equipment your dog will need and what it will cost.  You will talk to a veterinarian about what she recommends for routine health care and the costs of vaccinations, office visits for check ups, and flea and heartworm medications.

Then, and only then, will you be ready to help your Mom (and Dad) with the responsibilities of caring for a new pet.

Will it work? We have no idea. Will it be worthwhile? Absolutely, because even if you still can’t persuade her, you will have impressed her with your maturity, you will have learned a lot, you will have had fun helping out with shelter dogs, and you will be ready for your own dog when you really are 23.

And if it does work then you and your Mom (and Dad) will experience both the joy and the awesome responsibility of having a dog in your life.

So good luck, either way!

The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.

Our office is at 265 W. First St., Oswego. Phone is 207-1070. Email is ochscontact@hotmail.com. Website is www.oswegohumane.org.

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