Oswego County Habitat for Humanity has begun a new initiative to help low-income homeowners with necessary home repairs and increase the curb appeal of their property. Continue reading
Oswego County residents continued to “fight the bite” June 14 by disposing of nearly 4,000 waste tires at a tire disposal event.
State Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Oswegatchie, said the recent event was the second of two made possible through $275,000 in the new state budget that she helped secure. Continue reading
Former Oswego High School softball standout pitchers Katie Frawley (Class of 2002) and Abby Martin (Class of 2007) will join the staff of the 24th Annual Lady Buccaneer Softball Mini Camp that will be held June 30-July 2, said camp director Mike McCrobie.
There are still openings in the camp, that will be held at the Oswego High School fields for girls ages 9-16 who want to sharpen their skills and have some softball fun.
Martin and Frawley are two of only three Lady Buccaneer players to have been named East Regional High School All-Americans by the National Fastpitch Coach’s Association.
After stellar careers at Oswego High, each went on to college successes — Frawley at Illinois Wesleyan University and Martin at Cortland State.
Frawley now coaches high school softball at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. while working full-time for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Martin has completed two years on the coaching staff at Cortland State where she helped lead the Red Dragons to the Division III college world series in 2013.
There will be a total of nine hours of quality instruction throughout the three-day camp. Activities will include throwing, position play, base running, team defense, hitting, bunting, sliding and mini-games. The camp will run daily from 9 a.m. until noon for ages 9-12, and from 1-4 p.m. for players ages 13-16. The camp has a rain date of July 3.
The cost is $50 per player. There is a sibling discount available, where additional players from the same family can enroll for $40 each. Enrollment is limited to the first 60 players.
All players will receive a commemorative Oswego softball souvenir as well as a player’s report card.
To receive an application or more information, you can contact Mike McCrobie at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 343-8749.
We know that sometimes this seems like the “party pooper” column.
We are always carrying on about human holidays and the potential dangers for pets — Christmas, Halloween, Easter — you name it. We grouse about it.
Well, here we go again. Continue reading
In today’s Valley Viewpoints, a family thanks fellow diners for their help and Len Spano defends BOCES for “at risk” students. Continue reading
By state Sen. Patricia Ritchie
For college seniors across the country, the month of June means pomp and circumstance, caps in the air and lots of celebrating.
However, as graduates experience the excitement surrounding the next chapter of their lives, for many, the high cost of higher education looms large in the distance. Continue reading
By state Assemblyman Will Barclay
Unfortunately, our office often hears firsthand accounts from local residents who have been scammed.
I wanted to let people know of common scams local residents have experienced recently and how to avoid scams and identity theft. Continue reading