Camp Hollis beckons BOCES students celebrating end of successful year

Working together as a team on a canoeing adventure are Oswego County BOCES Supervisor of Exceptional Education Programs Chuck Pehta and student Tyler Seales. The pair are at Camp Hollis, where the school organized an outdoor adventure day for Stepping Stones and work-study students.
Working together as a team on a canoeing adventure are Oswego County BOCES Supervisor of Exceptional Education Programs Chuck Pehta and student Tyler Seales. The pair are at Camp Hollis, where the school organized an outdoor adventure day for Stepping Stones and work-study students.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

The warm sun shining, the rhythmic sound of waves lazily lapping the shoreline, and the joyful laughter of students enjoying the great outdoors … these were all part of Oswego County BOCES Camp Hollis Fun Day. Continue reading

Minetto students donate for Paws Across Oswego County

The Oswego Minetto Elementary School students made a donation to the “Paws Across Oswego County” program. Students raised donations through a book sale, hat day, “Pennies for Paws” as well as through T-shirt and wrist bracelet donations. Principal Dr. Dean Goewey, left, joined Jan Knigh, Margie Wentworth and JoAnn Syrell along with Charlotte (in front). The dog is featured in “Charlotte’s Big Dream” by Connie Evans.
The Oswego Minetto Elementary School students made a donation to the Paws Across Oswego County program. Students raised donations through a book sale, hat day, “Pennies for Paws” as well as through T-shirt and wrist bracelet donations. Principal Dr. Dean Goewey, left, joined Jan Knigh, Margie Wentworth and JoAnn Syrell along with Charlotte (in front). The dog is featured in “Charlotte’s Big Dream” by Connie Evans.

Children learn how to be safe at annual Agriculture Safety Day event

Fifth-graders from Mexico Middle School work on The Brain Game puzzle at the 12th annual Oswego County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, an activity designed to teach children about the dangers of head injuries.  The station was taught by Billie Crandall Brady of the Oswego County Traffic Safety Board.
Fifth-graders from Mexico Middle School work on The Brain Game puzzle at the 12th annual Oswego County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, an activity designed to teach children about the dangers of head injuries. The station was taught by Billie Crandall Brady of the Oswego County Traffic Safety Board.

Submitted by Oswego County

More than 475 fifth-grade students attended the 12th Annual Oswego County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day June 4 at the Oswego County fairgrounds in Sandy Creek.  Continue reading

Shedding the light on soda

Amy Bidwell of SUNY Oswego’s health promotion and wellness department recently published research that found massive negative impacts of consuming just 75 grams of sugar -- the equivalent of two 20-ounce cups of soda -- daily.
Amy Bidwell of SUNY Oswego’s health promotion and wellness department recently published research that found massive negative impacts of consuming just 75 grams of sugar — the equivalent of two 20-ounce cups of soda — daily.

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

A study led by SUNY Oswego faculty member Amy Bidwell brings new light to negative effects of high-sugar diets, plus how physical activity can have positive counter-effects.

Bidwell, who teaches in Oswego’s health promotion and wellness department, found that just adding 75 grams of fructose — two 20-ounce lemon-lime sodas — to the daily diet of healthy participants caused massive increases in cholesterol and other markers that can threaten heart and other health.  Continue reading

How not to be scammed in the home improvement game

Information submitted by District Attorney Gregory Oakes

With summer finally here, many homeowners will soon be seeking to have repairs and renovations made to their home.

While most contractors are honest and dependable, every year the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office receives calls about contractors who took the homeowner’s money, performed little to no work, and was never heard from again.   Continue reading

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