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When I attended friend Tucker’s birthday party, just as I had predicted in the letter that I presented him with at his party and reprinted here last week, there were many other stories being told, and a lot of “Do you remember the time. . . .?” queries being exchanged. Continue reading

Oswego students honored in county writing contest

Kingsford Park Elementary students  who earned awards in the annual Reading Council Writing Contest included (in front left to right) Cammi Ahern, Olivia Day, Marisa Wallace, Michael Fierro, Jade Bauer, Rylan Dann and Devon Tonkin while in back are teacher Christine Castiglia, Joah Defren, Henry Sweeney, Bella Rando, Emma Searor, Marcus Baker, Joshua Elia and Allison Van Brocklin.
Kingsford Park Elementary students who earned awards in the annual Reading Council Writing Contest included (in front left to right) Cammi Ahern, Olivia Day, Marisa Wallace, Michael Fierro, Jade Bauer, Rylan Dann and Devon Tonkin while in back are teacher Christine Castiglia, Joah Defren, Henry Sweeney, Bella Rando, Emma Searor, Marcus Baker, Joshua Elia and Allison Van Brocklin.

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Oswego City School District students were recognized in the 26th Oswego County Reading Council Writing Contest. Continue reading

LaBoda joins Sunrise Rotary

Lennie LaBoda was recently inducted as the newest member of the Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club.  LaBoda is retired from First Niagara Bank. Pictured are President Dennis Goss, LaBoda, and fellow Rotarian and sponsor, Peggy Donnelly. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.
Lennie LaBoda was recently inducted as the newest member of the Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club. LaBoda is retired from First Niagara Bank. Pictured are President Dennis Goss, LaBoda, and fellow Rotarian and sponsor, Peggy Donnelly. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.

‘Great Rope’ play to be performed Aug. 2

Cast, crew and sponsors gather for this shot of the Great Rope, built by production manager Mary Kay Stone, to be used in the telling of the 200-year-old historic event. The Great Rope play, written by the late Rosemary Nesbitt, is based on a true story and will be presented in one performance only, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 on the Fort Ontario Parade Grounds. Audiences are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Rain date is Aug. 3. Tickets are available at river’s end bookstore, Man in the Moon Candies, Arts in the HeART Gallery in Fulton, H. Lee White Marine Museum and Fort Ontario Historic Site. For more information, visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, www.fortontario.com or www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
Cast, crew and sponsors gather for this shot of the Great Rope, built by production manager Mary Kay Stone, to be used in the telling of the 200-year-old historic event. The Great Rope play, written by the late Rosemary Nesbitt, is based on a true story and will be presented in one performance only, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 on the Fort Ontario Parade Grounds. Audiences are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Rain date is Aug. 3. Tickets are available at river’s end bookstore, Man in the Moon Candies, Arts in the HeART Gallery in Fulton, H. Lee White Marine Museum and Fort Ontario Historic Site. For more information, visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, www.fortontario.com or www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

Two Bodley grads win theater awards

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Jacob Strauss, left, and Bradley Crofoot were honored with theater awards at the G. Ray Bodley High School graduation June 28.
Jacob Strauss, left, and Bradley Crofoot were honored with theater awards at the G. Ray Bodley High School graduation June 28.

 

 

At the G. Ray Bodley High School Commencement Ceremony held in June, theater awards were presented to two honor graduates, Jacob Strauss and Bradley Crofoot.

 

Strauss received the 2014 Quirk’s Players Directors’ Award, which is presented to a graduating senior who displays dedication to the theater program at G. Ray Bodley, sets high performance standards, inspires others to excel and serves as a role model for other members.

 

Crofoot received the 2014 William Quirk Memorial Award For Achievement in Theatre.

 

Presented in memory of William Quirk, a long-time English teacher and theater director at both Fulton High School and G. Ray Bodley High School, the Quirk Award is presented to the graduating senior who has made the greatest contribution to the theater program at Bodley during his/her high school years.

 

Both young men have participated in numerous productions with Quirk’s Players at G. Ray Bodley High School.

 

Strauss has been a dedicated member of the Quirk’s Players’ tech crew on several shows, but did appear on stage in What The Bellhop Saw and Curtains.

 

Crofoot has appeared in many plays with Quirk’s Players including Hello, Dolly!, What The Bellhop Saw, The Laramie Project and most recently, Curtains, where he was cast in the lead role as Lt. Frank Cioffi.

 

“We are extremely proud to be able to honor Jake and Brad with these awards,” said Tom Briggs, theater director at G. Ray Bodley High School.

 

“Both young men are hard workers who have served as excellent role models in the theatre program at our school.  They are mature, dependable and have helped make our productions most successful.  We thank them for their contributions and will miss them greatly next year.”

 

Strauss is joining the freshman class at SUNY Plattsburgh and Crofoot is continuing his studies at Cayuga Community College and will later transfer to SUNY Oswego.

 

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