Quilting in the woods weekend retreat starts Oct. 11

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County announces the eighth annual Quilting in the Woods Retreat to be held at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center.

This retreat will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 and run through noon Oct. 13.

Whether a participant is an experienced quilter who has been making quilts for years or is just discovering the rewards of quilting, this retreat is perfect.

It’s packed full of great projects, quilting instruction, good food and lots of fun.

Saturday evening is social time with games and prizes. Participants will make new friends while spending the weekend quilting with people who share the same interests and love for quilting.

Workshops for the weekend include: Trade Winds (pinwheel), Piece of Cake, Zig a Zag table-runner or bed scarf from Quilt in a Day; and Take Five Quilts the Takes a Tumble pattern.

The weekend will end on Sunday with a mini-workshop including continuous bias binding, and measuring for borders.

Quilting in the Woods Retreat also includes a break from the sewing machine with a nature walk on the trails at Amboy with an environmental educator.

If they are unable to attend the whole weekend, quilters can attend individual workshops. Registration deadline with payment is Sept. 23. Materials lists will be sent after registration and payment are received.

For more information, or to register,  call the Oswego County 4-H office at 963-7286, ext. 302 or email mmm65@cornell.edu.

Please contact the office if you have any special needs.

Fadden promoted at Pathfinder Bank

Pathfinder Bank has promoted Jeremy Fadden to the position of assistant vice president and accounts manager in the Commercial Services Team, according to Calvin Corriders, vice president and sales manager.

Fadden, who was previously the bank’s senior commercial analyst, will work with existing business customer relationships, identify new client opportunities, and manage existing loan and deposit accounts.

“Jeremy has been an instrumental part of the growth and success of our Commercial Services over the years,” said Corriders. “His new appointment is a direct reflection of that ongoing effort, client partnerships, and strong understanding and expertise in commercial banking.

A native of Oswego, Fadden has been with Pathfinder Bank since 2004, having started his career as a customer service representative.

Fadden has a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Buffalo and a master’s of business administration and management degree with a concentration in finance from State University College at Oswego.

McKnight named to dean’s list

Bridget McKnight, daughter of Brandon and Janet McKnight, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall and spring semesters at State University College at Fredonia.

McKnight is majoring in psychology with minors in sociology and women and gender studies. She expects to graduate in 2015.

She is a 2011 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton.

McKnight graduates summa cum laude

Heather McKnight, daughter of Brandon and Janet McKnight, recently graduated summa cum laude from Nazareth College of Rochester with dual degrees in inclusive childhood education and psychology, with a minor in the honors program.

McKnight was accepted into the teaching fellows program at Nazareth, where she will pursue her master’s degree in inclusive childhood education.

She is a 2009 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton.

UNIQUE Magazine to be at the Oswego County Literacy Fair

UNIQUE is an annual art and literary magazine published by ARISE that celebrates the creative voices of Central New York artists and writers with disabilities. 2013 marked the magazine’s 13th edition and the fourth year of traveling community exhibitions.

For the third year, UNIQUE 2013 premiered at the Everson Museum of Art. After the Everson, the exhibit will travel to many partnering organizations with the first stop at the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County’s “Dig into Reading” Literacy Fair.

“UNIQUE demonstrates the power of self-expression and we are so pleased to partner with the Literacy Coalition for this special exhibition in Oswego County,” said Sabine Ingerson, Director of ARISE Oswego County Offices.

The artwork will be on display during the event from noon to 3 p.m. at Mexico Elementary School, 26 Academy Street, Mexico, NY 13114. Admission is free.

Local Oswego County artists featured in the magazine include: Donna August, Carolyn A. Bevins, Vivian Golding, Derek Grindle, Joseph Lisi, Jean K. Syrell, and Josh Webster.

UNIQUE is an important component of ARISE’s work to highlight the many talents and viewpoints of people who have disabilities. Many of the artists use writing and creative expression to help communicate their thoughts, feelings, and emotions and their work demonstrates the power of art to express, educate, and inspire.

The 13th Edition of UNIQUE Magazine and the traveling exhibits are made possible through support of our sponsors. Premier Sponsor: The Drescher Corporation. 13th Edition Sponsors: J.W. Burns & Company Investment Counsel and Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc. Patrons of the Arts: Tania S. Anderson, The Bonadio Group, PurEnergy, L.L.C., SUNY Oswego, and V.I.P. Structures. Friends of UNIQUE: Tim, Sue, & Robert George, INFICON, Onondaga Hearing Services, and Relph Benefit Advisors. Media Sponsors: NewsChannel 9 WSYR and WAER. Opening Exhibit Partner: Everson Museum of Art.


ARISE is a non-profit Independent Living Center run by and for people with disabilities.  The organization has been providing advocacy and services since 1979, and each year ARISE works with approximately 4,000 people of all ages who have all types of disabilities. ARISE has offices in Onondaga, Oswego, and Madison Counties and operates ARISE at the Farm, a 77-acre recreational facility in Chittenango, NY, and ARISE & Ski at Toggenburg Winter Sports Center in Fabius, N.Y.

Oswego Hospital bazaar starts Oct. 9

The Oswego Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual fall bazaar 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10 in the hospital lobby.

An Oswego business, Harbor Towne Gifts and Souvenirs, has donated a Winter Frost Church from Dept. 56’s Christmas Village series.

The bazaar offers many booths selling various items including baked goods, jewelry, gently used handbags, RADA Cutlery, homemade crafts, as well as many theme basket raffles.

A full turkey dinner will be served both nights in the hospital cafeteria from 5 to 7 p.m. Takeouts will also be available. All proceeds from the bazaar benefit the Oswego Hospital Auxiliary.

AmeriCorps seeks local applicants

Are you interested in serving your community while earning money for school? Do you want to be part of a team that improves the lives of youth in Oswego County?

The Oswego AmeriCorps program is seeking applications for the 2013-2014 AmeriCorps program.

AmeriCorps members serve with Oswego County schools and nonprofits by mentoring, providing fitness and nutrition education, and managing volunteers.

Applications are being accepted for 900-hour positions that will start Oct. 1.

Positions are available at Catholic Charities of Oswego County, Fulton Family YMCA, Hannibal High School, Lanigan Elementary School in Oswego, Mexico Elementary School, New Haven Elementary School, Oswego Community Christian School and Oswego YMCA.

Most sites are looking for individuals who are available during the school day. Recent college graduates and students taking online classes are encouraged to apply.

AmeriCorps, a national service program, is known as the domestic Peace Corps.

Members in 900-hour positions receive a modest living allowance of $6,527 paid in biweekly pay checks.

At the end of their term of service, 900-hour members receive an education award of $2,775, which can be used to pay tuition or student loans at qualified institutions.

Members who are age 55 or older at the time of their start in AmeriCorps can transfer the education award to their children or grandchildren.

AmeriCorps members can receive forbearance on qualified student loans. If the term of service is completed successfully, all or part of the interest that accrued during the term can be paid by the National Service Trust.

Applicants should have some prior experience working with youth. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age and have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma. There is no upper age limit. Specific sites may require additional work experience or education.

The member application can be downloaded from the Oswego County website at oswegocounty.com/youth/application.pdf.

For additional information, call Kathy Andolina at the Oswego City/County Youth Bureau, weekdays at 349-3451 or 1-800-596-3200, extension 3451.

Your hometown. Your news.