Holocaust survivor tells her story at Granby school

Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan, center, brought a message of kindness and hope to Granby Elementary School. She is pictured above with students Ryan Gerth, left, Jacob Fauler and Katelyn Perkins, and sixth-grade teacher Erica Bertrand.
Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan, center, brought a message of kindness and hope to Granby Elementary School. She is pictured above with students Ryan Gerth, left, Jacob Fauler and Katelyn Perkins, and sixth-grade teacher Erica Bertrand.

Granby Elementary School students put away their history books for a firsthand account of life during World War II.

Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan spoke to fifth- and sixth-grade students at the school about life as a Jewish person in Nazi Germany. Continue reading

Cold Toast takes Phoenix talent prize

Pictured are members of Cold Toast, a student ska band that performed and took first place at Birdlebough’s sixth annual talent show. Back row from left: Wyatt Parker, Kevin Borza, Ian Evans, Dylan Switzer and Nick Shafer. In front are Andy Padula and Mike Leach.
Pictured are members of Cold Toast, a student ska band that performed and took first place at Birdlebough’s sixth annual talent show. Back row from left: Wyatt Parker, Kevin Borza, Ian Evans, Dylan Switzer and Nick Shafer. In front are Andy Padula and Mike Leach.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

The junior class hosted John C. Birdlebough’s last talent show of the year on Friday May 30.

The talent show featured 15 student acts, including singing solos, drum covers, musical skits, a comedy routine, an a cappella quartet and a live band. Continue reading

Head Start center proudly flying Stars and Stripes

Representatives from the Phoenix Sons of American Legion Post 418 present the Head Start Classroom at Discovery Day Care Center with a flag for the facility’s new flagpole.  Seated from left are: Pete Andrews, Liz Liberti, Commander Ron Smithers and Tom Mills.  Standing from left are Bob Goettel, Mike Bardin, Bud Lee, Shawn Mills, Gary Mills and Jack Hackett.  The American Legion members were joined by local state and local officials along with other dignitaries for the dedication of the new flagpole.
Representatives from the Phoenix Sons of American Legion Post 418 present the Head Start Classroom at Discovery Day Care Center with a flag for the facility’s new flagpole. Seated from left are: Pete Andrews, Liz Liberti, Commander Ron Smithers and Tom Mills. Standing from left are Bob Goettel, Mike Bardin, Bud Lee, Shawn Mills, Gary Mills and Jack Hackett. The American Legion members were joined by local state and local officials along with other dignitaries for the dedication of the new flagpole.

Stiff winds and heavy rain could not dampen the spirits of those in attendance for the dedication of the new flagpole installed at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix.   Continue reading

Girl Scouts make activity bags to help young ER patients

Seated in the photo from left are scouts Sarah Westcott and Emma Searor, of Troop 10566. Standing are Troop Leader Kim Westcott, Oswego Service Unit Treasurer Cindy Mather, Rhonda Parker (Emma’s mother), registered nurse Janet Ketcham, Dr. Michael Boyle and registered nurse Deborah Russo.
Seated in the photo from left are scouts Sarah Westcott and Emma Searor, of Troop 10566. Standing are Troop Leader Kim Westcott, Oswego Service Unit Treasurer Cindy Mather, Rhonda Parker (Emma’s mother), registered nurse Janet Ketcham, Dr. Michael Boyle and registered nurse Deborah Russo.

To help children feel more comfortable when seeking care at Oswego Hospital’s emergency department, the Girl Scouts from the Oswego Service Unit, which includes a Minetto troop, made and donated activity bags.

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Oswego Rotary visited by district governor

District 7150 Governor Dennis Schonewetter addressed members of Oswego Rotary recently. Introduced by Assistant District Governor Marv Joslyn from the Baldwinsville Rotary Club, Schonewetter updated members on his year as the district governor. He’s traveled around the United States for various training components of the position and attended international conferences. He’s ‘in charge’ of 42 clubs within District 7150 and is a member of the Sherrill Rotary Club. Schonewetter’s wife Donna, also a Sherrill Rotarian, have been very active during the 2013-14 Rotary fiscal year. The governor’s term officially ends June 30. A celebration of current club presidents, president elects and district officials will be held June 26 as the new fiscal year begins with the theme Light up Rotary.  For more information about Oswego Rotary, LIKE us on Facebook. Shown are Assistant District 7150 Governor, Marv Joslyn; Oswego Rotary President Sue Witmer; and District 7150 Governor Dennis Schonewetter.
District 7150 Governor Dennis Schonewetter addressed members of Oswego Rotary recently. Introduced by Assistant District Governor Marv Joslyn from the Baldwinsville Rotary Club, Schonewetter updated members on his year as the district governor. He’s traveled around the United States for various training components of the position and attended international conferences. He’s ‘in charge’ of 42 clubs within District 7150 and is a member of the Sherrill Rotary Club. Schonewetter’s wife Donna, also a Sherrill Rotarian, have been very active during the 2013-14 Rotary fiscal year. The governor’s term officially ends June 30. A celebration of current club presidents, president elects and district officials will be held June 26 as the new fiscal year begins with the theme Light up Rotary. For more information about Oswego Rotary, LIKE us on Facebook. Shown are Assistant District 7150 Governor, Marv Joslyn; Oswego Rotary President Sue Witmer; and District 7150 Governor Dennis Schonewetter.

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