George E. Weldin, retired from Carrier Corp.

George G. Weldin, 85, of Oswego, died Monday June 23, 2014 in Seneca Hill Manor, Volney.

He was born in Granby, and has been a lifetime resident of Oswego County. Mr. Weldin retired from Carrier Corp. in Syracuse as an air compressor builder.

He was a former Granby Volunteer Firefighter, a member of the National Campers and Hikers Association, and the Fulton and Oswego Stamp Club.

Mr. Weldin was predeceased by his wife Charlene Weldin in 2014, his daughter Katrina, and grandson George Carvey.

He is survived by his children Ola (Paul) Williams of AK, Bruce (June) Weldin of SC, Donnajean VanBuren of Fulton, stepdaughters Florence Ross and Cynthia Masuicca of Oswego, sister Nellie Hillman of Oswego, and several grandchildren.

Funeral services, and burial will be private. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego. 

Birdlebough juniors receive scholarships

Juniors at John C. Birdlebough High recently earned scholarships recognizing them for their leadership, innovation, community involvement, problem-solving abilities and academic achievement. In front, from left, are Taylor Chesboro, Emma Brunell, Emilie Schneider, Finella Campanino, Olivia Uttamsingh, Ashley Centner, Hannah Lees, Delaine May and Abigail Ewald. In back, from left, are Jacqueline Greer, Andrew Smith, Shaun Turner, Wyatt Parker, Benjamin Bulgrien and Justin Ross.
Juniors at John C. Birdlebough High recently earned scholarships recognizing them for their leadership, innovation, community involvement, problem-solving abilities and academic achievement. In front, from left, are Taylor Chesboro, Emma Brunell, Emilie Schneider, Finella Campanino, Olivia Uttamsingh, Ashley Centner, Hannah Lees, Delaine May and Abigail Ewald. In back, from left, are Jacqueline Greer, Andrew Smith, Shaun Turner, Wyatt Parker, Benjamin Bulgrien and Justin Ross.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Graduating seniors at John C. Birdlebough High School were not the only students to earn academic recognition and scholarships during year-end ceremonies.

A total of 15 junior students received major financial awards as well. Continue reading

Rousing musical ‘ Gypsy ’ comes to Oswego Players stage in July

Pictured in rehearsal for “Gypsy” are, left to right, Kate Crawford as Louise, Cathleen O’Brien Brown as Mama Rose, Scott Bandla as Herbie and Olivia DeLorenzo as June.
Pictured in rehearsal for “Gypsy” are, left to right, Kate Crawford as Louise, Cathleen O’Brien Brown as Mama Rose, Scott Bandla as Herbie and Olivia DeLorenzo as June.

A musical based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee was a project of producer David Merrick and actress Ethel Merman and now is being brought to life by the Oswego Players. Continue reading

Fulton Community Band summer concerts begin Thursday

Summer concerts by the Fulton Community Band return to the Bullhead Point pavilion, Route 3, at 7 p.m. Thursday June 26.

In addition, beginning 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 27, a variety of performers will be playing at the South First Street gazebo. 

Performance dates for the Fulton Community Band, under the direction of Carol Fox, are: June 26, July 10, 24, 31, Aug. 14 and 21. All concerts start at 7 p.m. 

Performances for the downtown gazebo are: June 27, Sounds of Brass; July 11, DayJavoo; July 18, Drew Frech; July 25, Canvas Moon; Aug. 1, Swing Set with Alan Howe; Aug. 15, Community Dixieland Band; and Aug. 27, Cortini Brothers. All performances start at 6:30 p.m.

For further information, call Carol Fox at 591-3392 or Steve Chirello, Fulton Music Association president, at 592-9778.

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