Sheriff’s office hopes Nancy Jo Scamurra cold case reminder jogs memories

Scamurra
Scamurra

It was July 1, 1984 when Nancy Jo Scamurra went missing.

The then 14-year-old was last seen walking alone in the late evening hours of July 1 in the area of Scamridge Curve and Evanshire Lane in her hometown of Amherst, outside Buffalo.

Police believe she may have been walking the family’s German shepherd dog, which returned home.

On the 30th anniversary of her disappearance, the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office is bringing the cold case to the public eye again in hopes someone remembers seeing something, hearing something that could be helpful in the case. Continue reading

Summer concerts grace Phoenix with Elvis and more

Tom Gilbo performs “Elvis” at a previous show.
Tom Gilbo performs “Elvis” at a previous show.

Tom Gilbo has been singing his tribute to Elvis Presley since he was five years old and will continue when he kicks off this summer season at Henley Park in Phoenix.  

“Music in the Park’s” opening concert is 6 p.m. Monday, July 7, at Henley Park in Phoenix. Gilbo, with his perfect pitch gracefully gliding to the highest of notes, brings Elvis alive for crowds in Phoenix and elsewhere. Continue reading

Maffei visits Sunrise Rotary

At a recent Fulton Sunrise Rotary Meeting, Rotarian Dan Farfaglia introduced Rep. Dan Maffei, congressman from the 24th district. Maffei, who is also a Rotarian, spoke how Rotary guidelines enhance his role in the House of Representatives.  He suggests taking off the political labels to see the solution and work together and that it is acceptable to express differences. Pictured from left are Rotary President Ed Garrow, District Director Corey Driscoll, Maffei, Farfaglia and Senior Constituent Caseworker Meave Gillen. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. each Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.
At a recent Fulton Sunrise Rotary Meeting, Rotarian Dan Farfaglia introduced Rep. Dan Maffei, congressman from the 24th district. Maffei, who is also a Rotarian, spoke how Rotary guidelines enhance his role in the House of Representatives. He suggests taking off the political labels to see the solution and work together and that it is acceptable to express differences. Pictured from left are Rotary President Ed Garrow, District Director Corey Driscoll, Maffei, Farfaglia and Senior Constituent Caseworker Meave Gillen. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. each Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.

Historical Fulton, N.Y.: Oswego County Medical Society

This photo shows a gathering from the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Oswego County Medical Society. A good-looking collection of doctors, a couple of nurses and even a dog posed for the photo. According to the 1895 Landmark’s Book of Oswego County, “laws then governing the admission and practice of physicians were substantially worthless; but in 1806 the state Legislature passed an act repealing former laws applying to this profession, and authorizing a general State Medical Society and County Societies. Under the provisions of this act, the Medical Society of the County of Oswego was organized June 9, 1821, at the school-house in Oswego village, with Benjamin Coe in the chair, and Luther Cowan, secretary.” The book states early records of this society were twice destroyed by fire, leaving little record of one of the oldest organizations in the county. Among its original members were Anson Fay and Luther Cowan, of Volney; Allen Andrews, of Pulaski; Stephen F. Kinney, of New Haven; Sardius Brewster, of Mexico; Benjamin Coe, of Oswego; J. Gurnsey, Dr. Gridley and possible others. The first officers of the society were Benjamin Coe, president; Stephen F. Kinney, vice president; Luther Cowan, secretary; Anson Fay, treasurer; J. Gurnsey, Luther Cowan, and Anson Fay, censors.  The second meeting was held at the house of Ezra May on the first Tuesday in June, 1822. Today, the county still has its own medical society, but it is managed by a combined group based in New Hartford, Oneida County, called the Medical Society of the Counties of Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, Oswego, Cayuga and St. Lawrence. There are 39 members of the Oswego County society. Photo courtesy fultonhistory.com
This photo shows a gathering from the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Oswego County Medical Society. A good-looking collection of doctors, a couple of nurses and even a dog posed for the photo. According to the 1895 Landmark’s Book of Oswego County, “laws then governing the admission and practice of physicians were substantially worthless; but in 1806 the state Legislature passed an act repealing former laws applying to this profession, and authorizing a general State Medical Society and County Societies. Under the provisions of this act, the Medical Society of the County of Oswego was organized June 9, 1821, at the school-house in Oswego village, with Benjamin Coe in the chair, and Luther Cowan, secretary.” The book states early records of this society were twice destroyed by fire, leaving little record of one of the oldest organizations in the county. Among its original members were Anson Fay and Luther Cowan, of Volney; Allen Andrews, of Pulaski; Stephen F. Kinney, of New Haven; Sardius Brewster, of Mexico; Benjamin Coe, of Oswego; J. Gurnsey, Dr. Gridley and possible others. The first officers of the society were Benjamin Coe, president; Stephen F. Kinney, vice president; Luther Cowan, secretary; Anson Fay, treasurer; J. Gurnsey, Luther Cowan, and Anson Fay, censors. The second meeting was held at the house of Ezra May on the first Tuesday in June, 1822. Today, the county still has its own medical society, but it is managed by a combined group based in New Hartford, Oneida County, called the Medical Society of the Counties of Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, Oswego, Cayuga and St. Lawrence. There are 39 members of the Oswego County society.
Photo courtesy fultonhistory.com

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