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.
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.
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!
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.
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 →
“Proceed and Be Bold,” the fifth film in SUNY Oswego’s On Screen/In Person series, follows Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. as he foregoes a career in computers for the life of a poster and book artist, helping redefine ideas of politics, society and race.
Director Laura Zinger will appear Tuesday, March 27 as SUNY Oswego’s On Screen/In Person film series screens her documentary about a computer programmer turned poster and book artist.
“Proceed and Be Bold” will show at 7 p.m. at Oswego Cinema, 138 W. 2nd St., followed by questions and answers with Zinger, who profiles self-described “humble Negro printer” Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. in this unconventional story of a man and his letterpress.
Kennedy found himself deeply unsatisfied living the American middle-class dream, and, armed with his unique humor, radical philosophies and an outdated printing press, set out on a new path as an artist — one who redefines ideas of politics, society and race.