, From left are daughter-in-law Lyn Cornell, Anthony Cornell and his daughter, Joyce Murphy. Standing from the left are son Ron Cornell, godson Anthony Roe, and Tom Weatherup, a family friend.

Manor resident celebrates 101st birthday

From left are daughter-in-law Lyn Cornell, Anthony Cornell and his daughter, Joyce Murphy. Standing from the left are son Ron Cornell, godson Anthony Roe, and Tom Weatherup, a family friend.

With a special party that included family members and fellow residents of The Manor at Seneca Hill, Anthony (Tony) Cornell celebrated his 101st birthday Feb. 22.

Cornell was a well known resident of the Hastings/Parish area where he owned Cornell’s Garage, located on County Route 38 in Hastings.

In addition to owning a local business, he was active in the community. He was one of the original members of the Hastings Volunteer Fire Department, which was founded in 1953.

He served as fire chief for many years, and was an active member for nearly 58 years.

The SUNY Oswego theatre department will present “A Fashionable High Tea,” displaying of fashions through the eras to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the college’s 1861 founding. Getting in the spirit are, second from left, theatre professor Kitty Macey and, from left, senior theatre majors Melanie Tarrant, Brianna Colombo and Elizabeth Redmond.

150 years of fashions to highlight college’s ‘A Fashionable High Tea’

The SUNY Oswego theatre department will present “A Fashionable High Tea.” Getting in the spirit are, second from left, theatre professor Kitty Macey and, from left, senior theatre majors Melanie Tarrant, Brianna Colombo and Elizabeth Redmond.

SUNY Oswego theatre students and community members will model popular fashions through the decades — starting with the 1860s — in a sesquicentennial event titled “A Fashionable High Tea” Saturday, March 24.

The ticketed public event, celebrating the 1861 founding of the Oswego Primary Teachers’ Training School, forerunner of what is now known as SUNY Oswego, will feature music and fashion of selected eras at 2 p.m. in Sheldon Hall ballroom.

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Oswego Health to hold community events

In upcoming weeks, Oswego Health is holding several informative community programs.

Renante Ignacio M.D, a specialist in hospice, palliative care and geriatric medicine, will be the guest speaker at an Ask the Doctor presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 in the lower level conference room of the Oswego Health Services Center, which is adjacent to Oswego Hospital.

During his presentation, Dr. Ignacio will discuss how to handle end of life care when it arrives unexpectedly, advanced care planning and how to discuss your final wishes with family members.

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New superintendent in Hannibal Central School District

by Andrew Henderson

The Hannibal Central School District will soon have a new leader.

During Wednesday night’s meeting, the board of education selected Donna J. Fountain as the district’s new superintendent of schools.

The district underwent a yearlong search process for a new superintendent.

Twenty-six candidates applied for the position. William Silky and Lucy Martin, of Castallo & Silky in Syracuse, served as consultants to the board during the search process.

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In And Around Hannibal: March 17, 2012

by Rita Hooper

I write this week’s column from the island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean, two hours by air from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. I’m sure like I did, you have a picture of PR as a sun-drenched island full of swaying palm trees, tourists and lots of poverty – some might even call it ‘backwards.” Let me try and burst that misconception!

So far I have visited several neat places and more are anticipated but I wanted to share some general info about Puerto Rico – and save those experiences for later!

Puerto Rico and the United States have a unique relationship.  Puerto Rico is not a state, yet it has United States Post Offices and even a U.S. National Park.  How can that be?…I just knew you’d ask!

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Judith Shortsleeve, Hannibal resident

Judith E. Shortsleeve, 79, of Hannibal, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at Morning Star Nursing Home in Oswego.

Born in Syracuse to the late Leslie and Illah Craner, she was a 12-year resident of the Hannibal and Oswego areas. She had attended the Church of the Nazarene in Fulton. She loved to shop.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Catherine M. Shortsleeve, who died in 1971, and by a son, Leslie E. Shortsleeve, who died Fe. 5, 1998.

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The Sportsman’s World: March 17, 2012

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by Leon Archer

Every time Tim calls me and tells me how nice the weather is back home, I can’t help but think of all the times when it was sunny and warm here and I called him to see how much snow had fallen the night before.

It’s not cold here, but I still feel like the shoe is on the other foot. It has been up in the 80s a number of times recently, but Oswego County temperatures have been soaring not far behind us. It’s hard to believe.

You see, this was the year that I planned to come home early enough to get in on the bullhead fishing. Now, I’m hoping that you all will save a few for me and that the ones still in the lake will still be biting some at least when I get home.

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Firefighters and Oswego police compete in St. Baldrick’s fund-raiser

Hair off – Doug Kells, owner of Doug’s Barbershop in Oswego and a veteran St. Baldrick’s volunteer barber, tries to keep peace between Oswego County Undersheriff Gene Sullivan (left) and Oswego City Fire Chief Jeff McCrobie.

The sixth annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fund-raiser will be held Thursday, March 22.

“The Oswego Firefighters Association has played a significant role in our efforts these last few years,” said Dan Witmer, local event organizer. “This year they are joined by the local law-enforcement community in a friendly competition between the groups which, so far, is proving to be very beneficial to our cause. Over 40 percent of what we have raised so far this year has come from the efforts of these two groups.”

In just over a decade, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has grown to a point where it now provides more research dollars to childhood cancer than any other organization except the U.S. government. Continue reading

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