Poetry Corner: March Gladness

by Jim Farfaglia

The first green fingers poke through,
testing conditions on this side of thawing ground,
happy to report back: The coast is clear!

Basketball team flags wave from porches.
No one has seen the neighborhood this cheerful
since Christmas.

The track team takes their practice outside,
first day in shorts & T-shirts, their bare knees
punching out a race route.

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James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt will perform at the Oswego Music Hall March 31 at 8 p.m. Their recent joint project, the CD “All Wood and Doors,” features twelve of their favorite Doors songs, “enhanced by the funk and elegance of new arrangements and re-interpretations.”

James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt to perform at Oswego Music Hall

James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt will perform at the Oswego Music Hall March 31 at 8 p.m. Their recent joint project, the CD “All Wood and Doors,” features twelve of their favorite Doors songs.

The Oswego Music Hall will have two singer and songwriters — James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt — on stage together to open its spring season March 31 at 8 p.m.

Both have received high praise for their songs, guitar playing, and long careers as performing and recording artists. Their recent joint project, the CD “All Wood and Doors,” features twelve of their favorite Doors songs, “enhanced by the funk and elegance of new arrangements and re-interpretations.”

Stanley, born in Philadelphia, Pa., has been recording and performing since he was 14. He has toured consistently since he returned from the USAF (as a Chinese linguist) and has performed up to three hundred dates a year since then with such diverse acts as Bonnie Raitt, Robin Williams, Nicolette Larson and even Bill Cosby.

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Christian school to hold auction

The Oswego Community Christian School will be holding its fifth annual auction Saturday, April 28 at the Oswego Armory, West First Street, Oswego. Pictured at a planning meeting are, in front from left, Tonia McDonald, Patty Brancato, Sue Bakos, and Chris Brancato. In back are Carmella Smith, Sue Weller, Aaron Standish and Kevin Drake.

The Oswego Christian Community School’s fifth annual auction will be held Saturday, April 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Oswego Armory, West First Street, Oswego.

The event, which serves as the school’s largest fund-raiser, will feature both a silent auction and a live auction.  Planning Committee Chairperson Sue Bakos said this year’s auction will be better than ever.

“Over the years, our annual auction has received some wonderful support from the community, making the event more and more popular each year,” she said. “We are excited about this year’s event and are looking forward to an afternoon of fun.”

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Fulton Youth Soccer to hold registration

Championship team – Pictured are members of the CNY Family Sports Centre U14 Girls winter session indoor soccer championship team.

Fulton Youth Soccer will hold its last in-person registration for the 2012 spring and fall seasons at the Fulton City Hall in the Community Room Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Local boys and girls may be signed up by their parents or legal guardians.

Registration forms are also available via the association’s website at www.eteamz.com/fultonyouthsoccer.

The teams play at the Butler Soccer Park on Chase Road. Games will begin April 28.
Practices will start the week before the first scheduled game.


Donovan Carr shines for Fulton Bantam Hockey Team

In front of the net – The Fulton Bantam hockey team finished in second place in the Binghamton Rage tournament. Pictured is William Fruce in the game against Binghamton. Fruce scored the first goal of the tournament in the game against Barrie.

The Fulton Bantam hockey team ended season play with a second place finish in the Binghamton Rage Tournament.

The Raiders came up short in the championship game, losing to Webster 5-2.
Raider wing Donovan Carr shined for the Raiders, contributing four goals and two assists in three games played.

Fulton 6, Barrie 1: After a scoreless first period, William Fruce took a feed from Greg Blasczienski to net Fulton’s first goal of the game.
Carr scored his tenth of the season, Raider Ben Nelson assisting, to end the period.

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Oswego County Legislature chairman calls on Senator Patty Ritchie to take action

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Legislature Chairman Fred Beardsley has sent a letter to state Senator Patty Ritchie urging her and her colleagues to accelerate the governor’s Medicaid mandate relief.

In a letter dated March 12, Beardsley wrote, “In the next several days, as you prepare to vote for your state budget, please know that Oswego County property taxpayers are relying on you to enact this mandate relief.”

Beardsley outlined four mandate relief proposals included in the governor’s budget. They are early intervention reform, preschool special education reform, pension reform and a freeze on the local share of Medicaid costs.

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Erika Johnson

Bodley Bulletins: March 21, 2012

Erika Johnson

by Erika Johnson

March is music in our schools month! Unfortunately, GRB’s jazz band and chorus concerts have already passed. If you’re still looking to catch a concert though, band and orchestra are still to come. The bands will play tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and orchestra plays next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as well.

Tonight is the tech department’s Technology and Engineering Fair. It begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the auditorium and tech classrooms. Information on classes and student projects will be displayed. Refreshments will be available too! Come check out what goes on in the technology world of GRB.

Still looking to order a yearbook? The Fultonian is still available. Make sure to see Mr. Senecal in room 102 before June to get this discounted rate. After that, the price will rise.

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Thomas G. Cantine Jr. Memorial scholarship open to ungrad student

The Thomas G. Cantine Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established after the untimely death of Thomas G. Cantine Jr, who was an active amateur radio operator for over 50 years. Obtaining his license at the age of 13 in 1957, he held the call sign: W2TQF.

Cantine’s hobby of amateur radio led to a career as a sales engineer and engineering consultant. He taught amateur radio classes, was a volunteer examiner, active in ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service), RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) and was a charter member of the Fulton Amateur Radio Club and served as the president of the radio club for several terms.

This scholarship has been set up in memory of Tom and his passion for amateur radio.

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