Report: Lake Ontario fishing improves

Mike and Chris Dushane enjoyed a fine day of fishing for king salmon in the Oswego County waters of Lake Ontario last summer. They fished out of Oswego with Capt. Ed Monette of Cannonbull Runner Charters.  Photo courtesy of Capt. Ed Monette
Mike and Chris Dushane enjoyed a fine day of fishing for king salmon in the Oswego County waters of Lake Ontario last summer. They fished out of Oswego with Capt. Ed Monette of Cannonbull Runner Charters.
Photo courtesy of Capt. Ed Monette

By Spider Rybaak

A preliminary report published recently by the state Department of Environmental Conservation indicates the fishing on Lake Ontario has improved steadily over the past decade, and this summer promises to see more of the same. Continue reading

Comedies on Fulton Community Theatre stage this month

Alex (Brian Pringle) tries to explain to his wife that now is not the best time to call, as he is trying to watch a play – while Susan (Colleen Dietrich), an actress on stage, tries to survive this one of many interruptions to her show in “Take Five” by Westley M. Pederson. That comedy, along with “Who Am I This Time?” by Christopher Sergel, based on the short story by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., make up Fulton Community Theatre’s latest production, “The First Time: An Evening of One-Acts from New Directors”.
Alex (Brian Pringle) tries to explain to his wife that now is not the best time to call, as he is trying to watch a play – while Susan (Colleen Dietrich), an actress on stage, tries to survive this one of many interruptions to her show in “Take Five” by Westley M. Pederson. That comedy, along with “Who Am I This Time?” by Christopher Sergel, based on the short story by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., make up Fulton Community Theatre’s latest production, “The First Time: An Evening of One-Acts from New Directors”.

The foibles of life and love and acting take to the stage this summer as Fulton Community Theatre proudly presents “The First Time – An Evening of One Acts from New Directors.”

The production will feature two one-act comedies: “Take Five” a comedy by Westley M. Pederson, directed by Donald Crowe; and “Who Am I This Time?” by Christopher Sergel, based on the short story by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., directed by Valeri Roscoe Dedich.  Continue reading

BOCES students use what they learn to help those with diabetes

As part of a class project, Oswego County BOCES New Vision Allied Health students Alivia Grimshaw (left) and Johnelle Dishaw work an informational booth and distribute diabetes literature at Fulton Urgent Care.
As part of a class project, Oswego County BOCES New Vision Allied Health students Alivia Grimshaw (left) and Johnelle Dishaw work an informational booth and distribute diabetes literature at Fulton Urgent Care.

Oswego County BOCES students enrolled in the New Vision Allied Health program recently showcased their diabetes knowledge by developing a website and creating informational literature about the disease. Continue reading

Lanigan second-graders see nature at Beaver Lake

Brooke Reynolds, left, and Rebekah May discovered a small caterpillar during their exploration of one of the trails at Beaver Lake Nature Center.
Brooke Reynolds, left, and Rebekah May discovered a small caterpillar during their exploration of one of the trails at Beaver Lake Nature Center.

Second-graders from Lanigan Elementary School studied plants and animals in their natural habitat during a recent field trip to Beaver Lake Nature Center.

The students were given guided and self-guided tours of the trails and displays in the center. They were able to spot a wide variety of animals, insects, reptiles and more during their day-long trip and enjoyed the many signposts detailing unique natural wonders along the trails and at the water’s edge.

Leighton Elementary has annual triathlon

For 28 years, Frederick Leighton Elementary School has conducted its annual triathlon with swimming, biking and running. This year the event was held Saturday, May 31. In the top photo, the third- and fourth-grade award winners included (left to right) Elizabeth Gosselin (third), Mary Kate Cloonan (second), Axailia Avery (first), Sasha Loayza (first), Jack O’Leary (second and Gavin Mills (third).
For 28 years, Frederick Leighton Elementary School has conducted its annual triathlon with swimming, biking and running. This year the event was held Saturday, May 31. In the top photo, the third- and fourth-grade award winners included (left to right) Elizabeth Gosselin (third), Mary Kate Cloonan (second), Axailia Avery (first), Sasha Loayza (first), Jack O’Leary (second and Gavin Mills (third).
In this photo, the fifth-and sixth-grade top finishers in the triathlon proudly displayed their medals. The finishers are Luvlee Croci (third), Aubrey Avery (second), Madison Casper (first), Joshua Casper (first), Ryan Bartlett (second) and Dylon Richards (third)
In this photo, the fifth-and sixth-grade top finishers in the triathlon proudly displayed their medals. The finishers are Luvlee Croci (third), Aubrey Avery (second), Madison Casper (first), Joshua Casper (first), Ryan Bartlett (second) and Dylon Richards (third)

Granby students put in extra effort

Riley Kempston, Aunna Metelsky, Elle Stafford and Connor Nugent were among the students selected by their teachers for their exemplary behavior.
Riley Kempston, Aunna Metelsky, Elle Stafford and Connor Nugent were among the students selected by their teachers for their exemplary behavior.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Fulton schools’ character trait for May was effort.

Students at Granby Elementary School, selected at best representing that character trait, were treated to a special breakfast with Principal Heather Perry. Continue reading

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