Bone density screenings offered

Pictured (left to right) is St. Luke Health Services Nurse Anna Waite, as she completes a bone density screening for Patricia Bocko; while Michaud Health Services Nurse Dorothy Reitz discusses a screening result with Agnes Parker. The nurses were at Simeon DeWitt Apartments in Oswego recently as Michaud and St. Luke Health Services have teamed up to offer the free screenings at various sites throughout Oswego County.
Pictured (left to right) is St. Luke Health Services Nurse Anna Waite, as she completes a bone density screening for Patricia Bocko; while Michaud Health Services Nurse Dorothy Reitz discusses a screening result with Agnes Parker. The nurses were at Simeon DeWitt Apartments in Oswego recently as Michaud and St. Luke Health Services have teamed up to offer the free screenings at various sites throughout Oswego County.

Nurses from Michaud and St. Luke Health Services have again teamed up to offer free bone density screenings at various locations in Oswego County.

“Our bone density screening program is a great chance for folks to receive valuable health information free of charge,” said Michaud Registered Nurse Dorothy Reitz. Continue reading

Historical Fulton, N.Y.: L.P. Smith Co.

This photo from 1923 shows the L.P. Smith Co., at 8-13 S. First St., Fulton. The store was the outgrowth of a business founded about 1860 called Case, Wooden & Conger. That was succeeded by Wooden & Conger and then J.H. Wooden became the sole proprietor. The next change was to Snow & Loomis and later the title became the Fulton Hardware Co. Finally, in 1911, the designation of L.P. Smith Co. was adopted. One writeup about the store said it was of unusual length, practically double that of other stores in the city. An ad on fultonhistory.com for the company told of an “Unprecedented Paint Sale” after the firm bought a thousand gallons of Crown Paint. Gallons sold for $1.85, half gallons for 95 cents and quarts for 50 cents. “Largest Stock of Paint Supplies in the City of Fulton” the ad claims. Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.com
This photo from 1923 shows the L.P. Smith Co., at 8-13 S. First St., Fulton. The store was the outgrowth of a business founded about 1860 called Case, Wooden & Conger. That was succeeded by Wooden & Conger and then J.H. Wooden became the sole proprietor. The next change was to Snow & Loomis and later the title became the Fulton Hardware Co. Finally, in 1911, the designation of L.P. Smith Co. was adopted. One writeup about the store said it was of unusual length, practically double that of other stores in the city. An ad on fultonhistory.com for the company told of an “Unprecedented Paint Sale” after the firm bought a thousand gallons of Crown Paint. Gallons sold for $1.85, half gallons for 95 cents and quarts for 50 cents. “Largest Stock of Paint Supplies in the City of Fulton” the ad claims.
Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.com

Nearly 50 employers look for new hires at job fair

State Sen. Patricia Ritchie talks to Darcy Antonucci, director of human resources, and her assistant Michele Hourigan from Oswego Industries during Wednesday’s Job Fair at the Fulton War Memorial. Forty-eight employers came out to support the job fair, hoping to fill more than 100 jobs.  About 300 job seekers attended. “The local job market seems to really be opening up and we are seeing more and more quality applicants,” Antonucci said. The job fair was sponsored by the state Senate. Ritchie came out today to support the event and went around and spoke with local employers and those looking for jobs.
State Sen. Patricia Ritchie talks to Darcy Antonucci, director of human resources, and her assistant Michele Hourigan from Oswego Industries during Wednesday’s Job Fair at the Fulton War Memorial. Forty-eight employers came out to support the job fair, hoping to fill more than 100 jobs. About 300 job seekers attended. “The local job market seems to really be opening up and we are seeing more and more quality applicants,” Antonucci said. The job fair was sponsored by the state Senate. Ritchie came out today to support the event and went around and spoke with local employers and those looking for jobs.

Fulton residents face drug charges

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Somers

Four Fulton residents were charged recently with various drug charges.

Three people from the same family were arrested by the Oswego County Drug Task Force after a joint investigation conducted by members of the Oswego County Drug Task Force and the City of Fulton Police Department.

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Craig

A search warrant was conducted May 29 and resulted in the recovery of 84 bags of heroin, Fentanyl patches, marijuana, unlawfully possessed prescription pills and crack cocaine along with digital scales and packaging material.  Continue reading

Great day for a cable carry

North Country residents and some Boy Scouts participate in the Great Cable Carry Saturday a.m. They are reenacting the carrying of a huge rope from Oswego to Sackets Harbors 200 years ago. The rope couldn't be transported in Lake Ontario because the British still controlled the lake and the Americans could have lost the rope and other supplies if moving it by ship. So more than 100 men spent three days transporting the rope to Sackets Harbor, where it was used in building ships for the Americans.
North Country residents and some Boy Scouts participate in the Great Cable Carry Saturday a.m. They are reenacting the carrying of a huge rope from Oswego to Sackets Harbors 200 years ago. The rope couldn’t be transported in Lake Ontario because the British still controlled the lake and the Americans could have lost the rope and other supplies if moving it by ship. So more than 100 men spent three days transporting the rope to Sackets Harbor, where it was used in building ships for the Americans. This photo was taken  just a mile or so over the Oswego County line in Jefferson County on Route 3.
Together again – The Hudson family poses in 2012. All four of Henry and Beverly Hudson’s sons still live in Fulton. Their daughter, Holli Bacon, lives in Connecticut. From left to right: Dan, Holli, David, Beverly, Henry, Eric and Doug.

FULTON FAMILIES — A Country Boy Can Survive: The Hudsons

This photo, circa 1968, shows Henry and Beverly Hudson’s five children. Back row: Holli Hudson Bacon, Doug and Eric Hudson; front row: David and Dan Hudson.
This photo, circa 1968, shows Henry and Beverly Hudson’s five children. Back row: Holli Hudson Bacon, Doug and Eric Hudson; front row: David and Dan Hudson.

Editor’s note: This is the ninth installment of stories about Fulton Families. The monthly series tells the stories of families that have either lived in Fulton for ages or perhaps only a short while — but the common bond will be they love the city and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. If you know of a family we should highlight, please email Ashley M. Casey, Valley News assistant editor, at acasey@scotsmanmediagroup.com.

By Ashley M. Casey  |  Photos courtesy of the Hudson family

“Can’t take the farm out of a country boy.”

That’s what Doug Hudson says about staying close to his roots.

Doug, who owns Hudsons’ Dairy, left Fulton only long enough to go to college. He and his three brothers, Dan, Eric and David, all returned to the city — or, more accurately, just outside it — to be close to their parents and help out on the farm in Granby.

fulton familiesTheir sister, Holli Bacon, is the only one of Henry and Beverly Hudson’s children who moved out of Fulton. She now lives in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

“We’re lucky all the boys are around us,” Beverly says.

Through the Hudsons’ dairy business, community connections and deep roots, it seems that Fulton is lucky to have them around.

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