Poetry Corner: ‘Crayola Sunrise’ by Jim Farfaglia

Crayola Sunrise

By Jim Farfaglia

Somebody’s been up early,

coloring with the orange, waking

the eastern corner of our sky.

They’ve added some yellow,

which brings to light

the promise of this new day.

Trading their black for blue,

they shaded a starkness into joy,

filling in spaces with possibility.

Up above, here and there,

they’ve drawn patches of white,

so dreams can float and ponder.

Then, off in the west

goes a silver star, a reminder

of where we’ve come from

and where it is we’re heading.

News in Brief:

The grand opening for YoBerry Frozen Yogurt Bar in Oswego is Sunday June 15.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The new store is at 250 W. Seneca St., Oswego and serves 160 different flavors of frozen yogurt and 60 different toppings. 

The business also offers a reward program — for every dollar spent, a patron gets one point. For 40 points, the patron gets a free 8-ounce frozen yogurt.

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Little League games fill nights at Kiwanis park

Fulton PBA Pitcher Nick Vant delivers a pitch to Foster Funeral Home Batter Ben Demars during a Fulton Little League Baseball Major League Game on June 9 at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven.  Valley News photo by Rob Tetro
Fulton PBA Pitcher Nick Vant delivers a pitch to Foster Funeral Home Batter Ben Demars during a Fulton Little League Baseball Major League Game on June 9 at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven.
Valley News photo by Rob Tetro
Foster Funeral Home Pitcher Sam May deliveris a pitch to Sugar Funeral Home Batter Jayden Evans during a Fulton Little League Baseball Major League Game on June 12 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.  Valley News photo by Rob Tetro
Foster Funeral Home Pitcher Sam May deliveris a pitch to Sugar Funeral Home Batter Jayden Evans during a Fulton Little League Baseball Major League Game on June 12 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.
Valley News photo by Rob Tetro

State Senate Report: Summer Reading Program

By state Sen. Patricia Ritchie

As the school year winds down, students are itching to get out of the classroom and dreaming of days spent having fun in the sun.

However, while the season might mean time off from school, it shouldn’t mean a break from the books.

It’s so important that throughout the summer months, students keep their minds sharp to avoid what’s commonly called “learning loss.” Helping to ensure students stay on track is the New York State Senate Summer Reading Program.   Continue reading

First-graders at Fairgrieve celebrate reading prowess

Shyla Alvarado hugs her puppy dog at the Teddy Bear picnic. The yearly picnic celebrates first graders for their reading achievements and participation in the Accelerated Reader program.
Shyla Alvarado hugs her puppy dog at the Teddy Bear picnic. The yearly picnic celebrates first graders for their reading achievements and participation in the Accelerated Reader program.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

First-graders at Fairgrieve Elementary in Fulton recently attended a special reading celebration. 

School Librarian Barb Senecal honored first-grade students for their reading achievements and their participation in the Accelerated Reader program this school year. Continue reading

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