Dillon Middle School inducts National Junior Honor Society members

2014 Emerson J. Dillon National Junior Honor Society inductees are pictured above following a candle lighting ceremony in their honor. Front row, left to right, are: Gabriella Allen, Kearra Backus, Marcus Berube, Erika Brown, Gianna DeRoberts, Hannah Gilbert, Kimber Hendrix, and Megan Hess. Middle row, left to right, are: Crystal Stobart, Mariah Sheirer, Lauren Schmidt, Kristine Rowe, Olivia Ripley, Breanna Mitchell, Ashley Margrey, Wendy Li, and Emilie Hilliard. Back row, left to right, are: Edward Zeller, Garrett Watkins, Joshua VanGorder, Alisa Trudell, and Olivia Thrall.
2014 Emerson J. Dillon National Junior Honor Society inductees are pictured above following a candle lighting ceremony in their honor. Front row, left to right, are: Gabriella Allen, Kearra Backus, Marcus Berube, Erika Brown, Gianna DeRoberts, Hannah Gilbert, Kimber Hendrix, and Megan Hess. Middle row, left to right, are: Crystal Stobart, Mariah Sheirer, Lauren Schmidt, Kristine Rowe, Olivia Ripley, Breanna Mitchell, Ashley Margrey, Wendy Li, and Emilie Hilliard. Back row, left to right, are: Edward Zeller, Garrett Watkins, Joshua VanGorder, Alisa Trudell, and Olivia Thrall.

Twenty-two students from Phoenix’s Emerson J. Dillon (EJD) Middle School finished the school year earning distinguished honors from the school’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Continue reading

Flag Day commemorated at Fort Ontario

A detachment from Continental Arms Collectors Association’s Revolutionary War Interpretive Unit participated in the recent annual Flag Day program at Fort Ontario State Historic Site. The Unit interprets a company from the 1st New York Regiment, Continental Army in 1782. Following raising the American flag, the detachment assembled at the west guardhouse. From left: George Clark, captain; Tim Crisafulli, first sergeant; Neal Smith, corporal and Hank Pauly, private.
A detachment from Continental Arms Collectors Association’s Revolutionary War Interpretive Unit participated in the recent annual Flag Day program at Fort Ontario State Historic Site. The Unit interprets a company from the 1st New York Regiment, Continental Army in 1782. Following raising the American flag, the detachment assembled at the west guardhouse. From left: George Clark, captain; Tim Crisafulli, first sergeant; Neal Smith, corporal and Hank Pauly, private.

Habitat for Humanity begins new program to rehab homes

Planning committee members meet in preparation for Oswego County Habitat for Humanity’s new initiative, A Brush With Kindness.  An exterior home preservation program, A Brush With Kindness offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping, and minor repairs for homeowners in need. From left are Oswego County Habitat for Humanity board members Alan Williams, Bob Smith, John Zanewych, Rich Hughes, and Bruce Holman.  Absent from photo is committee and board member Allen Ness.
Planning committee members meet in preparation for Oswego County Habitat for Humanity’s new initiative, A Brush With Kindness. An exterior home preservation program, A Brush With Kindness offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping, and minor repairs for homeowners in need. From left are Oswego County Habitat for Humanity board members Alan Williams, Bob Smith, John Zanewych, Rich Hughes, and Bruce Holman. Absent from photo is committee and board member Allen Ness.

Oswego County Habitat for Humanity has begun a new initiative to help low-income homeowners with necessary home repairs and increase the curb appeal of their property.   Continue reading

A few spots available in Oswego High softball camp

Former Oswego High School softball standout pitchers Katie Frawley (Class of 2002) and Abby Martin (Class of 2007) will join the staff of the 24th Annual Lady Buccaneer Softball Mini Camp that will be held June 30-July 2, said camp director Mike McCrobie.

There are still openings in the camp, that will be held at the Oswego High School fields for girls ages 9-16 who want to sharpen their skills and have some softball fun.

Martin and Frawley are two of only three Lady Buccaneer players to have been named East Regional High School All-Americans by the National Fastpitch Coach’s Association.

After stellar careers at Oswego High,  each went on to college successes — Frawley at Illinois Wesleyan University and Martin at Cortland State.

Frawley now coaches high school softball at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. while working full-time for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Martin has completed two years on the coaching staff at Cortland State where she helped lead the Red Dragons to the Division III college world series in 2013.

There will be a total of nine hours of quality instruction throughout the three-day camp. Activities will include throwing, position play, base running, team defense, hitting, bunting, sliding and mini-games. The camp will run daily from 9 a.m. until noon for ages 9-12, and from 1-4 p.m. for players ages 13-16. The camp has a rain date of July 3.

The cost is $50 per player. There is a sibling discount available, where additional players from the same family can enroll for $40 each. Enrollment is limited to the first 60 players.

All players will receive a commemorative Oswego softball souvenir as well as a player’s report card.

To receive an application or more information, you can contact Mike McCrobie at coachmccrobie@gmail.com or by calling 343-8749.

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