First-graders at Fairgrieve celebrate reading prowess

Shyla Alvarado hugs her puppy dog at the Teddy Bear picnic. The yearly picnic celebrates first graders for their reading achievements and participation in the Accelerated Reader program.
Shyla Alvarado hugs her puppy dog at the Teddy Bear picnic. The yearly picnic celebrates first graders for their reading achievements and participation in the Accelerated Reader program.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

First-graders at Fairgrieve Elementary in Fulton recently attended a special reading celebration. 

School Librarian Barb Senecal honored first-grade students for their reading achievements and their participation in the Accelerated Reader program this school year. Continue reading

Fulton Little League team completes perfect season

Burke’s Home Center just completed a perfect 12-0 regular season in Fulton Little League AA Minor teams. Shown are team members, kneeling (left to right):  A.J. Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell, Brock Tetro, Alex Hall and Trevor Hendrickson. Middle Row (left to right): Cameron Wright, Ethan Skiff, Isaiah Rogers, Owen Skiff and Dustin MacFarland. Back Row(left to right): Coach Tom Tracy, Coach Andrew Loosen, Coach Brandon Arigo, Coach Karl Loosen and Coach Tim Tetro. All the coaches thank the players for all their hard work and dedication.
Burke’s Home Center just completed a perfect 12-0 regular season in Fulton Little League AA Minor teams. Shown are team members, kneeling (left to right): A.J. Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell, Brock Tetro, Alex Hall and Trevor Hendrickson. Middle Row (left to right): Cameron Wright, Ethan Skiff, Isaiah Rogers, Owen Skiff and Dustin MacFarland. Back Row(left to right): Coach Tom Tracy, Coach Andrew Loosen, Coach Brandon Arigo, Coach Karl Loosen and Coach Tim Tetro. All the coaches thank the players for all their hard work and dedication.

BOCES nursing assistant students receive pins

 Nursing assistant students in the morning class at Oswego County BOCES recently had a pinning ceremony to mark the end of the year and their completion of the program. Instructor Lori Giverson (left) and RN Clinical Instructor Patricia Brancato (right) are pictured with the following honorees: (back from left) Mikayla Belaus, Nichole Harrington, Courtney Redhead, Bailey Yager, Wayne Sponable, Samantha Brown and Dystanee Dullen. Front from left to right: Andrea Durgan, Jacklyn Foster, Elissa Gaylord, Alisha Stevens, Tyesha Webb, Emily Christensen and Amber Crews.
Nursing assistant students in the morning class at Oswego County BOCES recently had a pinning ceremony to mark the end of the year and their completion of the program. Instructor Lori Giverson (left) and RN Clinical Instructor Patricia Brancato (right) are pictured with the following honorees: (back from left) Mikayla Belaus, Nichole Harrington, Courtney Redhead, Bailey Yager, Wayne Sponable, Samantha Brown and Dystanee Dullen. Front from left to right: Andrea Durgan, Jacklyn Foster, Elissa Gaylord, Alisha Stevens, Tyesha Webb, Emily Christensen and Amber Crews.
Nursing assistant students in the afternoon class at Oswego County BOCES recently had a pinning ceremony to mark the end of the year and their completion of the program. Instructor Lori Giverson (right) and RN Clinical Instructor Patricia Brancato (left) are pictured with the following honorees: (back from left) Emily Mullen, Caitlyn Miller, Baylee Saucier, Marissa Lopergola, Brittney Hilton, Jeremy Hankey, Kurstin Hammond, ZeAnna Hall, Breann Foss and Alexandria Courtwright. Front from left to right: Sierra Zelinsky, Arrianna Wagner, Mindy Supernault, Hannah Scott, Mary “Katie” Medico, Kayla Riquier, Hope Riddell, Brittni Revoir and Cheyenne Ransier. Missing are Rowan Coe and Samara Torres Polo.
Nursing assistant students in the afternoon class at Oswego County BOCES recently had a pinning ceremony to mark the end of the year and their completion of the program. Instructor Lori Giverson (right) and RN Clinical Instructor Patricia Brancato (left) are pictured with the following honorees: (back from left) Emily Mullen, Caitlyn Miller, Baylee Saucier, Marissa Lopergola, Brittney Hilton, Jeremy Hankey, Kurstin Hammond, ZeAnna Hall, Breann Foss and Alexandria Courtwright. Front from left to right: Sierra Zelinsky, Arrianna Wagner, Mindy Supernault, Hannah Scott, Mary “Katie” Medico, Kayla Riquier, Hope Riddell, Brittni Revoir and Cheyenne Ransier. Missing are Rowan Coe and Samara Torres Polo.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

High school students completing the Career and Technical Education Nursing Assistant program at Oswego County BOCES were honored at an end-of-the-year pinning ceremony. Continue reading

Pen Pal project joins students from opposite sides of Fulton

Pen pals Mason Fuller, left from Lanigan, and Tyler Ditton, right from Volney, pose after tossing around a football during the annual pen pal picnic.
Pen pals Mason Fuller, left from Lanigan, and Tyler Ditton, right from Volney, pose after tossing around a football during the annual pen pal picnic.

Second-grade students at Lanigan Elementary in Fulton recently made a trip to Volney Elementary on the other side of Fulton to meet, greet, play and eat.

The pen pal picnic, held yearly between Rauri Downes’ class at Volney and Terry Merritt’s class at Lanigan, was an opportunity for the two classes to meet face to face for the first time.  Continue reading

All Aboard Fishing Weekend June 20-22

The Fair Haven Fishing Association is hosting its All Aboard Fishing Weekend Friday June 20 through Sunday June 22.  

This is the ninth year for fishing with children with special needs and the sixth Fair Haven Wounded Warriors fishing event for military personnel. 

More than 20 children from Fair Haven and the surrounding areas and 25 Fort Drum soldiers in the Warrior Transition Program and with special needs will join the fishing trip this year. Continue reading

OCO Nutrition Services celebrates 40th birthday

OCO Nutrition Services celebrates its 40th anniversary.    Pictured above, are staff members looking back at 40 years of memories and photos.  Seated from left are: Bridget Dolbear, program coordinator for OCO Senor Nutrition Services, and Amy Roland, director, OCO Nutrition Services.  Standing from left are: Lori Halstead, food service coordinator; and Christine Parks, support services manager.
OCO Nutrition Services celebrates its 40th anniversary. Pictured above, are staff members looking back at 40 years of memories and photos. Seated from left are: Bridget Dolbear, program coordinator for OCO Senor Nutrition Services, and Amy Roland, director, OCO Nutrition Services. Standing from left are: Lori Halstead, food service coordinator; and Christine Parks, support services manager.

When Congress enacted the Older Americans Act to address the social services needs of older people, it was seen as a major vehicle for promoting the delivery of social services to seniors.

Its mission was to help older people maintain maximum independence in their homes and communities and to promote a continuum of care for the vulnerable elderly.

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