Hodgepodge: March 3, 2012

We have been experiencing a very un-winter-like winter this year. Even after a spate of snowfall activity over the weekend, which may have bounced some of us back to reality for the moment, we are still looking at totals which are well below normal for this time of the year.
I have friends, both in Syracuse where I live, and here in Fulton, who up to the last few days of February are convinced that wherever we live in the Central New York area we’re going to receive a lot less snow this year than we’re accustomed to.
Those cheerful thoughts got me digging through a pile of old Fulton Patriots that I had found in my basement a few weeks ago.
One of the papers is dated March 17, 1992. A headline on the front page of that paper read: “Snow Gets National Attention” – then the really good news; “47.5 inches in four days.

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Dan Mahaney

Grant awarded to Town of Hannibal Highway Dept.

 

Dan Mahaney

The Department of the State of New York recently awarded the Town of Hannibal Highway Department with a $120,000 grant. Hannibal Highway Superintendent Dan Mahaney was able to obtain a grant through the combined efforts of former Senator Aubertine and Senator Ritchie’s offices. The grant, which was designated for equipment purchases, made it possible for the town to purchase a 2011 front-end loader with all the newest technology, pictured here.

The team gathers on the ice to pay a special tribute.

Paying tribute

The team gathers on the ice to pay a special tribute.

The Fulton Squirts pose with Sergeant Rob Doran after their home game to Midstate where they paid tribute to the Army sergeant who is now serving in Afghanistan. In front from left are Kaleb Calkins, Derek Carter, Madison Lewis, Eric Shear, Jarred Willis, and Chayton Sykes. In middle row are Nathaniel Lindsey, Andrew Hyde, Calexander Connolly, Noah Delaney, Jonathan McCann, and Jadon Lee. In back are Assistant Coach Jarred Willis, Assistant Coach Frederick Lee, Doran, Head Coach Tim Connolly, and Assistant Coach Jeff Hyde.

Open House

School holds open house

Pictured from left Tanner J., Sarah S., Brooklyn A., Colin C., and Matthew L.

Oswego Community Christian School will be holding its annual open house March 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The open house will allow residents of the community to meet teachers, review curriculum, and tour the school, which is located at 400 E. Albany St., Oswego. Refreshments will be served. Those seking more information may call the school at 342-9322 or visit www.myoccs.org.

Gold Key winner "Reading," a sculpture by Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School student Helen Ferrick, won a Gold Key at the Scholastic Art Awards.

Awards honor outstanding teen artists

Gold Key winner "Reading," a sculpture by Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School student Helen Ferrick, won a Gold Key at the Scholastic Art Awards.

Thousands of creative Central New York junior and senior high students submitted their best art work and hundreds received honors for their award winning entries in the 2012 Central New York Scholastic Art Awards program, sponsored by M&T Bank.

Over 4,500 works of art were judged in 15 categories for entry in national competition and to receive local cash prizes and special recognition. Following the recent Awards Ceremony, a 1,000 piece exhibit of winning art works was unveiled at Onondaga Community College. The exhibit is free and open to the public through March 2 in the Whitney Applied Technology Center on OCC’s campus. Select works will also be on display at the Everson Museum of Art, in Syracuse, in March. Gold (first place), silver (second place) and honorable mention awards were given for eight-piece senior portfolios of fine art and photography, as well as individual pieces from juniors and seniors representing categories that include painting, sculpture, film & animation, textiles and more. Continue reading

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CCC brings Samite to serve as Visiting Scholar

Samite

The late Robert H. Brunell witnessed firsthand the devastation and loss that emerge from war as a U.S. Army soldier and interpreter who participated in the D-Day invasion, he saw action in the Battle of the Bulge and served on a reconstruction team in Paris. Following his military service during World War II, Brunell turned his life path toward education, earning a bachelor’s from Colby College and a master’s from Middlebury College, and conducting postgraduate studies at Syracuse University. He then went on to become one of the longest-serving teachers, not only at Cayuga Community College but also within the New York State University system, devoting 57 years to teaching before dying unexpectedly in 2004.

But his legacy of bridging communication gaps continues today through Cayuga’s Brunell Visiting Scholar in the Humanities program, established through an estate gift from the professor. This year’s Brunell Visiting Scholar — the world-renowned musician, humanitarian, and photographer Samite Mulondo — shares several experiences and traits of Brunell himself. Continue reading

Lyndsay Frank

Oswego Industries, Inc. and ARC hire Director of Communications

Lyndsay Frank

Oswego Industries, Inc. and its sister agency ARC of Oswego County have announced the hire of Lyndsay Frank as Director of Communications and Community Relations for the organization. In her position, Frank is responsible for fundraising, donor relations, communications, special events, public awareness and media relations for both organizations.

Frank comes to Oswego Industries, Inc. from Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania, a dropout prevention organization, where she served as Executive Director of the Capital Region affiliate based in Harrisburg. Prior to that, she worked in the public relations division in the Harrisburg office of Tierney, a full-service agency, based in Philadelphia, where she worked on a variety of clients including Verizon Wireless, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, FELD Entertainment, Jack Welch MBA program and the ACES Train, to name a few. Frank received her Bachelor’s Degree from Pennsylvania State University and currently resides in Fulton.

Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair (#5) attempts to steal the ball from Connecticut Huskies' center Andre Drummond (#12) while Syracuse Orange center Fab Melo (#51) defends on the play during a recent matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

Orange draw 33,000+

Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair (#5) attempts to steal the ball from Connecticut Huskies' center Andre Drummond (#12) while Syracuse Orange center Fab Melo (#51) defends on the play during a recent matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine (#11) scored a game-high 21 points and dished out six assists to lead the Orange to a 85-67 win over the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday. C.J. Fair also posted his second ever double double with the Orange, scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

33,430 fans turned out for the victory, marking the largest crowd in college basketball this season and the fourth-largest in Carrier Dome basketball history.

The Orange go on the road for a matchup against Louisville at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 and against Rutgers at 1 p.m. Feb. 19 then return to the Carrier Dome for a matchup against South Florida at 7 p.m. Feb. 22.

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