Around the world in 365 days — that’s what Oswego resident Claudia Lifton-Schwerner hopes to accomplish with Global Vision International, a volunteer abroad program.
Lifton, a recent graduate of SUNY Oswego, has entered an international competition to volunteer around the world for one year. Through five rounds, she has found herself as one of the top five contestants.
For the first round, Global Vision International choose the Top 50 entries. Stages two to four were determined by public vote on the program’s Facebook page.
A special meeting of the Oswego County Legislature’s Finance and Personnel Committee was held Wednesday to discuss a request from the City of Fulton to provide assistance with the handling of property foreclosures.
Mayor Ron Woodward said he approached the county because he learned from County Attorney Richard Mitchell that Fulton was the only municipality in the county that does their own foreclosures.
“From a financial standpoint, if someone doesn’t pay their taxes, the city doesn’t get their money,” Woodward said.
Oswego County Opportunities Homeless Services is seeking donations of food, clothing and personal hygiene items to assist the homeless and needy within Oswego County.
OCO Homeless Services unit works with individuals in the community who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Services provided include case management, crisis intervention, and follow up care.
These services are provided in order to assist homeless individuals and families with finding safe and affordable housing, and afford them the opportunity to establish themselves in their own residence.