Arts Market seeks artists and crafters

CNY Arts Center is looking for artists, crafters, antiques and food vendors to participate in the third annual Arts Market, held Sept. 14 from 9 a.m .to 4 p.m. in the former Nestle parking lot on Fay Street in Fulton.

The Arts Market features a wide variety of vendors and a crowd of shoppers. The event coincides with Fulton’s annual city-wide yard sale.

“It’s a great way to wrap up a busy summer and give artists, crafters and other vendors one more chance to display their work to the general public,” said event coordinator Kiley Casper. “The large parking lot is a popular location for this gathering with ample room for everyone and on a beautiful fall day it is one event that people seem to remember the easiest.

“This is truly a market as opposed to an arts festival in the variety of vendors we’re seeking,” Casper continued. “We are proud to include independent consultants who work from home selling commercial product lines. Because these small business owners can have a significant economic impact and need to reach a broader public, we accept a limited number of vendors from this category alongside hand-made original arts and crafts. In keeping with the theme of the city-wide yard sale, we also accept a limited number of flea-market vendors. Of course antiques and vintage vendors are also welcome.”

CNY Arts Center will once again raffle baskets of goods donated from vendors participating in the event. Activities for children will include sidewalk chalk art and bubble fun. A drawing will be held at 2 p.m. for “Keys of Joy,” Kenneth Blount’s textured art collage made from recycled piano parts. The art is currently on display at Arts in the HeArt Gallery, 47 S. First St. in Fulton.

Advance sale raffle tickets for “Keys of Joy” are also available at the gallery.

Food vendors, artists and other vendors may apply online at Call 592-3373 for more information.

Networking event for women set for October

On Oct. 29, Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training and the Office of Business and Community Relations at the State University College at Oswego will gather women from across New York for Connections, a daylong conference at River Vista Center in Fulton from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The symposium will feature several speakers, networking opportunities, breakfast and lunch, a dessert reception and a women’s marketplace. Headshots will be offered by Dayger Photography, with no sitting fee. Hair and makeup touch-ups also will be available.

Tickets are available through the Tyler Hall Box Office, For more information, contact Evelyn LiVoti, Connections’ co-chair, at 343.1545 or Visit for updates.

Norma Jean (Baron) Williams: Homemaker, volunteer

OB williams obit 8:3Norma Jean (Baron) Williams, 74, of Constantia, passed away peacefully at home July 29 surrounded by her family.

Born in Syracuse, she graduated from Liverpool High School. She worked part time for 24 years in the Personnel Department of Oswego County, but was first and foremost a homemaker. Norma was a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader, and instrumental in the operation and continuance of the Constantia Library. She served as a Republican State Committee person, and a committee person for the Town of Constantia for 20 years. For six years, Norma was a volunteer with the Senior Nutrition Center in Constantia, where she was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2013. Norma was also an accomplished landscape artist. She was a communicant of Christ Church, Oneida Lake.

Norma is predeceased by her husband of 57 years, George J. Williams, in 2012.

She is survived by her children Clayton Williams, Deborah (Daniel) Boccardo, Susan O’Brien and Sandra Williams; grandchildren Adam, Dylan (Candy), Bailey, Joe, Dan and Robert; step-grandchildren Heather (Jason), Courtney, Jordan, Sara and Katie; brothers Ray (Jan) Baron, George Baron and Jerry (Roseanne) Baron.

Services were Aug. 2 at Christ Church, Oneida Lake with the Rev. Mike Thesier officiating. Calling hours were Aug. 1 at Traub Funeral Home, 684 N. Main St., Central Square. Burial was in West Monroe Cemetery following the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Oswego County and Christ Church, Oneida Lake.

The family would especially like to thank Norma’s Senior Nutrition Center friends for all of their support and kindness during their mother’s illness and Nurse Pattie, with Hospice of Oswego County, for her guidance and support in helping family members care for their mother.

Visit for an online guest book.

Kindergarten, Pre-K registration begins

The Fulton city school district invites families to register children for universal pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.

Pre-kindergarten registration is open to children who will turn 4 by Dec. 1; kindergarten registration is open to those who will be 5 by Dec. 1.

Families are asked to come to the central registrar’s office from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to register.

Families will be required to bring the child’s birth certificate with a raised seal, a current immunization record and proof of residency.

For additional information and to download a registration packet, visit Call the central registrar at 593-5513 with questions.

Women bowlers seek members

As always the Winning Edge Women’s Bowling League is looking for new teams and bowlers to join the league this fall.

The league bowls on Wednesday nights at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton with a start time of 6:30 p.m. Each team consists of five women bowlers.

The league fall meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Lakeview Lanes. The first night of bowling is Sept. 4.

Those interested in joining the league are asked to call Paula Distin at 593-6121.

Y offers parents’ night off Aug. 17

The Fulton Family YMCA is providing a night off for parents. The Y will be booming with laughter and fun from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 17.

Youngsters will be broken up into two age groups: ages 2 to 6 and 7 to 12. Those in the 2 to 6 group will be active in games, arts and crafts and imaginary play. Older children will have gym time, arts and crafts and swim. All children will receive dinner and a snack.

This event is for members and non-members. The cost for members is $12 for the first child and $9 for additional children. Non-members’ cost is $18 for the first child and $12 for additional children.

Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact the Y at 598-9622 or stop in at 715 W. Broadway. To keep in the loop on upcoming programs and events, or like the Y on Facebook.

DSS hosts August meeting

The Oswego County Department of Social Services will sponsor an informational meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Department of Social Services, 100 Spring St., Mexico, for people who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents.

Oswego County also needs Hispanic foster parents. The Department of Social Services is looking for people who would like to become foster parents, particularly for children ages 8 and over who may have special needs for supervision.

All children available for adoption through DSS have been in foster care for a period of time. The children are typically ages 10 and older and have special needs.

Attendance at the informational meeting is required in order to enroll in the 10-week preparation program. Single and two-parent families may apply to foster or adopt.

Both parents in a two-parent household must attend the training.

Those seeking more information may call Lois O’Connor at 963-5018 or Patricia Pennock at 963-5382.

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