Finally

  by Jim Farfaglia

  Finally

 

We’re all out today!

 

From the sky:

the excitable chickadee,

Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal,

the finches, in their deepening color,

a gang of bellyaching crows,

and, echoing from a deep forest,

the ever-probing woodpecker.

 

From the earth:

the eager daffodil,

the dressed-for-a-party tulip,

Miss Daisy, still concealing

fistfuls of summer smiles,

and, just beginning her journey,

the mum.

 

And from the middle:

me –

stuffed up

from being stuffed inside all winter,

warming up under the sun’s radiance,

getting reacquainted with the world.

Bake sale success

by George and Carol Darling, Volunteers Oswego County Humane Society

As volunteers for the Oswego County Humane Society, we would like to thank all who made our recent pie sale a great success.

We appreciate the Fulton Tractor Supply Store for allowing us to hold out fund-raiser at their location. The management and staff have always been welcoming and very supportive of our efforts.

Of course, we thank our bakers. They gave generously of their time and talent to provide us with baked goods. And a special thank you to all who purchased our baked goods.

One hundred percent of the profits are used to support the activities and programs of the Oswego County Humane Society.

Investigation leads to felony drug charges for Fulton pair

by Andrew Henderson

A Fulton pair were arrested recently following the execution of three search warrants in Oswego and Fulton, according to the Oswego County Drug Task Force.

The search warrants were executed following a joint investigation conducted by members of the Oswego County Drug Task Force, the Fulton Police Department and the Oswego City Police Department’s Anti-Crime Team.

Two search warrants that were carried out in the City of Oswego led to the recovery of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and currency.

A third search warrant was performed at a residence in the City of Fulton and resulted in the recovery of approximately 10 grams of both powder and crack cocaine. A handgun was found in close proximity to the cocaine along with U.S. currency.

The weapon was found to have been stolen from a residence in Onondaga County in December of 2012.

As a result of the Oswego City search warrants, William D. Jackson, 32, of Fulton, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony; third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony; fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony; and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor;

Based on the Fulton search warrant, Jackson was also charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony; fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony; third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony; fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class E felony; fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class A misdemeanor.

The Fulton search warrant also resulted in Nicole A. Searle, 23, of Fulton, being charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony; fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony; second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor; fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class A misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marihuana, a violation.

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College student to present roller-coaster research April 17

SUNY Oswego senior Katharyn Christiana works with her precision model of a roller coaster in preparation for a scholarly presentation April 17 on thrill-ride dynamics at the college’s Quest symposium.
SUNY Oswego senior Katharyn Christiana works with her precision model of a roller coaster in preparation for a scholarly presentation April 17 on thrill-ride dynamics at the college’s Quest symposium.

Little did SUNY Oswego senior Katharyn Christiana know it at the time, but her family’s frequent trips to Disney World when she was a child would set her on a roller-coaster path to a college major and research subject she will present at the Quest April 17.

Christiana and her mentor and co-author, physics faculty member Dr. Carolina Ilie, have studied the mechanics of thrill rides with the aid of a working model of a roller coaster that Christiana has built.

The Kingston native will make a presentation on roller coaster dynamics at Quest, the college’s daylong celebration of scholarly and creative activity.

“I once went to Disney four times in a year,” said Christiana, who has been accepted for a University of Rochester graduate program in engineering and business and is waiting to hear from two universities with mechanical-engineering master’s programs.

“You start developing favorites among the rides,” Christiana said. “They have books in the parks about how Disney Imagineers design them. I’m the nerd that has to know everything about how things work.”

The physics major has gone further with that passion than most. With Ilie’s encouragement and the support of a SUNY Oswego Student-Faculty Collaborative Challenge Grant, Christiana has a senior thesis in progress: roller coasters, their history, design challenges, physical forces and the sensations the physics give riders.

Christiana ordered a kit for a precision working model of a roller coaster, then has systematically set about learning all she could about coasters. It hasn’t all been a joy ride.

“I made it and it worked, then it didn’t run and I made certain customizations,” Christiana said recently. “Then a part dried out and I’m trying to fix it.”

Ilie’s own passion for physics and mentoring fuel Christiana’s own determination, as she understands the rigorous and constant testing it takes to bring a roller coaster design to life and keep it running.

“She read all about the safety aspects engineers need to think about,” Ilie said. “What are the challenges? The main challenge is money, as everywhere. So how do you have maximum safety for budgeted money?”

Quest will be Christiana’s third scholarly presentation on roller coasters.

She spoke last fall on health and safety of thrill rides at a Rochester Academy of Science symposium at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, then recently made a presentation to the American Physical Society’s undergraduate division in Baltimore.

“That was an experience,” she said of APS. “I’ve never been around quite that many physicists before.”

Christiana has her sights set on someday becoming a Disney Imagineer.

“I realized that Imagineers think a little bit differently,” she said of her childhood — now adult — passion for how thrill rides work. “It was a lot like me: I’d watch a Disney movie and say, ‘That would be a neat idea for a ride design.’ Then I heard that people get paid to do this and I thought, ‘Cool — that would be the best!’”

Parking is free April 17 for visitors to Quest, when hundreds of talks, panel discussions, demonstrations and concurrent events will take place largely in the Campus Center and nearby Lanigan and Snygg halls.

Frederick Haynes, Navy veteran

OBITS-HaynesFrederickFrederick James “Wolf” Haynes, 63, of Oswego, died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Community General Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Oswego July 25, 1949, the son of the late Fred “Hook” and Gloria (Jock) Haynes.  He retired from Eagle Beverage of Oswego as a salesman.

He served in the United States Navy and he was an active member of the VFW post 2320, Oswego, and the American Legion Post 268 of Oswego.

He is survived by his son, Michael James(Maryanne) Haynes of Syracuse; grandson, Michael; granddaughters, Amber, Jessica, and  Kaylee; great-grandson, Caiden Michael; brother Richard Haynes; sisters, Elaine (Victor) Sciortino  and Kathy (Rick Engle) Haynes, all of Oswego; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins

He was predeceased by his sister, Diane “Flapper” Haynes.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m. p.m. at the VFW Post 2320, East Bridge Street, Oswego.

Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.

Robert Vivlamore, Vietnam War veteran

OBITS-VivlamoreRobertRobert Albert Vivlamore, 67, of Fulton, died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at home.

He was born in Oswego and lived most of his life in Fulton. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was employed with Nestle Company for 30 years.

He loved camping, hiking, riding his motorcycle and he was a HAM radio operator.

He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Helen Vivlamore.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara Stevens Vivlamore of Fulton; a son, Shane R. Vivlamore of Fulton; a daughter, Shannon L. (Anthony) Gerald of Fulton; two sisters, Margaret and Karen; two half-brothers, Dick and Mike Sixberry; and three granddaughters, Savanna, Carrianah and Sophia.

There are no calling hours or funeral services. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Fulton Lions Club to hold Comedy Night this Friday

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President Dave Dingman, along with co-chairpersons Gail Holmes and Jamie Beeles, are announced the first Fulton Lions Club Comedy Night set for Friday, April 12 at the Polish Home with doors opening at 7 p.m.

The show will begin at 8 p.m.

The show features three comedians. Host comedian Matt Rohr, who actually lived in Fulton as a youngster, will introduce Matt Wayne and headliner Moody McCarthy, who has appeared on the David Letterman and Jimmie Kimmel show.

Advance sale tickets are available at DeVine Designs, Medicine Place and from Lions club members. Tickets will be available at the door.

The show is geared to the over 18 crowd.

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