Strawberry Festival in Hannibal Sunday

The annual Orr Lady of the Rosary’s Strawberry Festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8 at the church at 928 Cayuga St., Hannibal. The event will include booths, entertainment, food, games, a chicken barbecue beginning at noon and prize drawings. Pictured from left; Co-Chairman Donna Manno, Becky Corvick, Christie Liddle, Logan Scott, Amanda Manno, Chairman Mike Manno, Carmyn Santore and Terry Wilbur . Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea
The annual Orr Lady of the Rosary’s Strawberry Festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8 at the church at 928 Cayuga St., Hannibal. The event will include booths, entertainment, food, games, a chicken barbecue beginning at noon and prize drawings. Pictured from left; Co-Chairman Donna Manno, Becky Corvick, Christie Liddle, Logan Scott, Amanda Manno, Chairman Mike Manno, Carmyn Santore and Terry Wilbur .
Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

Problem solving training set for June 11 in New Haven

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

Oswego County families, educators and service providers will meet to explore how to better understand how to work effectively with children’s challenging behavior using collaborative problem solving at 6 p.m. June 11 in the New Haven Elementary School library.

The training is free through a grant funded by Family Support Services in the state Office of People with Developmental Disabilities.

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Treadwell re-elected to economic development board

Treadwell
Treadwell

Operation Oswego County Executive Director L. Michael Treadwell, CEcD, was re-elected to another two-year term on the board of directors of the state Economic Development Council at the organization’s annual meeting held in Cooperstown May 21.

The state Economic Development Council is the state’s principal organization representing economic development organizations and professionals.

Its 700 members include industrial development agencies, development corporations, commercial and investment banks, underwriters, bond counsels, utilities, chambers of commerce and private corporations.

In addition to distributing a quarterly newsletter, the organization conducts educational courses and seminars on topics of interest to its membership. The organization also monitors state and federal legislation that impacts economic development.

For more information about economic development services in Oswego County, call OOC, Oswego County’s designated economic development agency, at 343-1545 or visit www.oswegocounty.org.

World comes to Oswego June 15 for GENIUS Olympiad

High school students from around the world take the stage at the 2013 award ceremony of SUNY Oswego’s GENIUS Olympiad environmental competition. The 2014 finals will take place June 15 to 20 at the college, with the free public opening ceremony and display of projects at 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 16, in the Campus Center arena.
High school students from around the world take the stage at the 2013 award ceremony of SUNY Oswego’s GENIUS Olympiad environmental competition. The 2014 finals will take place June 15 to 20 at the college, with the free public opening ceremony and display of projects at 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 16, in the Campus Center arena.

The fourth annual SUNY Oswego GENIUS Olympiad high school environmental competition will welcome a record turnout of about 600 students, supervisors and guests from around the world June 15 to 20 to the shores of Lake Ontario.

The finalists visiting Oswego hail from near — high schools in Oswego and Onondaga counties and 29 states in all — and far — Albania and Azerbaijan, Turkey and Tanzania, and 46 other countries.  Continue reading

Fulton students ‘tell stories’

Fairgrieve Elementary School student Evalynn Dickens entertains the crowd with her story, “Rabbit Counts the Crocodiles,” during the districtwide storytelling festival recently in Fulton.
Fairgrieve Elementary School student Evalynn Dickens entertains the crowd with her story, “Rabbit Counts the Crocodiles,” during the districtwide storytelling festival recently in Fulton.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

A storytelling project that began at the classroom level in each of the Fulton elementary schools culminated with a districtwide festival recently, as nearly two dozen students entertained friends and family with a variety of tales.

Divided into two groups based on grade level, the students immersed themselves in each story as they gestured and acted out tall tales, short stories, myths, legend and fables.  Continue reading

High schoolers bid farewell to Hannibal music

Senior Nate Wood sang a solo during the spring concert’s last number -- selections from the Broadway hit “American Idiot.”
Senior Nate Wood sang a solo during the spring concert’s last number — selections from the Broadway hit “American Idiot.”

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

The Hannibal High School chorus performed their last concert of the year May 20.

The theme of the night was endings and beginnings. 

The spring concert featured student performers in the Guitar Class, Senior Chorus and Pop! Choir. 

Choral students were under the direction of Abel Searor. The Guitar Class was under the instruction of Shirley Terrinoni. 

Fulton woman ‘steps out’ for scleroderma awareness

Dawn Erikson died of complications from scleroderma in 2005. Her family started the "Forever Dawn" team at Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma in her name.
Dawn Erikson died of complications from scleroderma in 2005. Her family started the “Forever Dawn” team at Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma in her name.

By Ashley M. Casey

Like many people, Eleanor Single had never even heard of scleroderma until her daughter, Dawn Erikson, was diagnosed with the condition, a connective tissue disorder that causes scar tissue to build up and harden in the skin and other organs.

Since Dawn’s death from scleroderma complications, Single has worked to raise awareness and funds for the autoimmune disorder through the “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” walk.

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