All Aboard Fishing Weekend June 20-22

The Fair Haven Fishing Association is hosting its All Aboard Fishing Weekend Friday June 20 through Sunday June 22.  

This is the ninth year for fishing with children with special needs and the sixth Fair Haven Wounded Warriors fishing event for military personnel. 

More than 20 children from Fair Haven and the surrounding areas and 25 Fort Drum soldiers in the Warrior Transition Program and with special needs will join the fishing trip this year. Continue reading

OCO Nutrition Services celebrates 40th birthday

OCO Nutrition Services celebrates its 40th anniversary.    Pictured above, are staff members looking back at 40 years of memories and photos.  Seated from left are: Bridget Dolbear, program coordinator for OCO Senor Nutrition Services, and Amy Roland, director, OCO Nutrition Services.  Standing from left are: Lori Halstead, food service coordinator; and Christine Parks, support services manager.
OCO Nutrition Services celebrates its 40th anniversary. Pictured above, are staff members looking back at 40 years of memories and photos. Seated from left are: Bridget Dolbear, program coordinator for OCO Senor Nutrition Services, and Amy Roland, director, OCO Nutrition Services. Standing from left are: Lori Halstead, food service coordinator; and Christine Parks, support services manager.

When Congress enacted the Older Americans Act to address the social services needs of older people, it was seen as a major vehicle for promoting the delivery of social services to seniors.

Its mission was to help older people maintain maximum independence in their homes and communities and to promote a continuum of care for the vulnerable elderly.

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Teachers wear jeans to raise money for Red Cross

For many years, the Oswego Classroom Teachers Association has participated in the Heroes for the American Red Cross Campaign. All faculty and staff that participated paid $5 to wear jeans for one day or $10 to wear jeans for the entire week. They raised $1,770 for this year’s campaign. Pictured are Oswego County Red Cross Manager Danielle Hayden (right) and Meg McLaughlin (left), who coordinated the fundraiser.
For many years, the Oswego Classroom Teachers Association has participated in the Heroes for the American Red Cross Campaign. All faculty and staff that participated paid $5 to wear jeans for one day or $10 to wear jeans for the entire week. They raised $1,770 for this year’s campaign. Pictured are Oswego County Red Cross Manager Danielle Hayden (right) and Meg McLaughlin (left), who coordinated the fundraiser.

CRE8 Solutions visits Oswego Rotary

Heathe Jones, from CRE8 Solutions, was a guest recently at Oswego Rotary.  Jones presented a program, based on her company CRE8 Solutions, that invests in the local community to make it a better place to live, shop, work and play. Jones stressed the importance of creativity, partnerships, networking, idea incubation and collaboration between community stakeholders.  Pictured are: Danielle Hayden, Heathe Jones of CRE8 Solutions and Rotary President Sue Witmer.
Heathe Jones, from CRE8 Solutions, was a guest recently at Oswego Rotary. Jones presented a program, based on her company CRE8 Solutions, that invests in the local community to make it a better place to live, shop, work and play. Jones stressed the importance of creativity, partnerships, networking, idea incubation and collaboration between community stakeholders. Pictured are: Danielle Hayden, Heathe Jones of CRE8 Solutions and Rotary President Sue Witmer.

Volunteers needed for O’Mara Welcome Center in Oswego

Friday volunteers at the O’Mara Welcome Center:  Gloria Jaskula and Nancy Baumann on the front steps of the one room schoolhouse.
Friday volunteers at the O’Mara Welcome Center: Gloria Jaskula and Nancy Baumann on the front steps of the one room schoolhouse.

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for more volunteers to staff the O’Mara Welcome Center on Route 104 in Oswego.

RSVP, a division of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, partners with the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce to staff the O’Mara Welcome Center.

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Give the gift of hunting, fishing

Need a cool gift for that outdoorsman friend or family member?

Well the state has just what you need.

State Sen. Patty Ritchie’s bill directing the state to create “gift cards” that can be used for hunting and fishing license and other fees won final approval in the Senate last week.

“Hunting, fishing and outdoor sports are traditions that are handed on from generation to generation, and these gift cards will make it easier for parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends to share their love of the outdoors,” said  Ritchie.

Last year, the state Department of Environmental Conservation unveiled gift cards that could be used for camping fees at state-run campgrounds.

The cards were valued at $25 each, and the DEC even offered a one-time free giveaway last year to promote them to holiday shoppers.

Ritchie’s bill (S.6574) was previously approved by the Assembly, and will now be sent to the governor for his signature.

DEC has reported declining license sales in recent years, and Senator Ritchie said her proposal could help renew interest in hunting and fishing among the next generation, as well as help provide a convenient way for longtime outdoorsmen to continue to enjoy the sports.

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