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Hundreds Freezin’ For A Reason Raise Thousands For Special Olympics

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An estimated more than 300 people, young and old, subjected themselves to the “Ultimate Polar Shower.” “This really says a lot about our community,” the mayor said. “It’s like 15 degrees and the windchill is even colder and all these people have come out to help support Special Olympics. This is really a great turnout for a great cause!” Due to the hard-packed snow and ice in the harbor – the ‘plunge’ was re-invented as The Ultimate Polar Shower.

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Firefighters were call to a fire under the front porch of 717 Emery Street, Saturday evening (March 28). When unit arrived on the scene flames were visible. The fire was quickly extinguished.

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Margaret A. Focarino, now commissioner of patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is to receive an honorary doctor of science degree at the college’s spring commencement May 16. An honorary doctor of humane letters degree will be bestowed on Louis A. Borrelli Jr. at Oswego’s winter commencement at 10 a.m. Dec. 12 in the Marano Campus Center arena and convocation hall.

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Oswego County homeowners can apply to receive a gradual tax exemption for capital improvements to their homes under a new local law approved by the Oswego County Legislature March 12. The law exempts residential buildings from increased taxes and special ad valorem levies for capital improvements valued at $5,000 or more for a period of eight years. The law has been submitted to the Secretary of State and will take effect after it has been filed by that office.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension staff member Linda Brosch (center), 4-H Youth Development Team coordinator and coach of the TaskMasters team of middle-school students working on robotics projects and participating in competitions, provides information to students attending the Youth Career Summit on March 18 on the second floor of Lanigan Hall. Organized by the Workforce Development Board at SUNY Oswego, the event attracted 450 eighth-graders from five school districts in Oswego County.

The Workforce Development Board of Oswego County, a branch of the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations, hosted its 10th Annual Youth Career Summit recently in Lanigan Hall at the college, with 450 Oswego County eighth grade students in attendance. The students from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, Hannibal, Mexico, Oswego and Pulaski school districts attended this free event to learn about career choices in our county from local business professionals.

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Suki

Have you ever seen a cat quite so handsome as Suki? He is not even a year old yet and a big strong boy with beautiful markings (not chunky – just BIG). He LOVES the other cats in his foster home, absolutely loves them and is playful and loving with them.

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My name is Marc Holliday (formerly known as Mark Aldasch). I am the chairman of the City of Fulton Republican Committee. It has now been almost three months since John took his seat in congress to represent the 24th Congressional District. I like many are disgusted and appalled by how John has voted and held himself in congress so far. John has completely abandoned his base and has ignored the voice of the people who put him where he is.

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American flags, cheerleaders, marching bands, balloons, rally cries and more than 3,000 people passionate about Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division. This was the scene Friday night at Jefferson Community College, as people from across our region banded together to send a message to Army leadership as they weigh potential cuts that would be devastating to both our region and the state.

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The view from our Shades room.

John and I have visited many places in Vietnam including the beaches between Danang and Hoi An. This time we decided to try some place different – some place that would be warm. Mui Ne is about 135 miles due east of Saigon. After some searching, we decided to stay at Shades Resort. The rate was reasonable; it was on the water and had a pool so it fit our needs.

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Story Hour, Sustainable Art and Rice Creek Rambles programs at 11 a.m. on selected Saturdays will celebrate spring at SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station. Rice Creek will accept registrations through early June for two summer programs: Exploring Nature for children and Conservation Field Studies for teens.

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SUNY Oswego faculty member Trevor Jorgensen will present a clarinet recital featuring works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Gioachino Rossini and Aram Khachaturian at 7:30 p.m. April 21, in Sheldon Hall ballroom. The date represents a change from the original for this event in the schedule for Focus on Faculty, a series presented by the SUNY Oswego music department.

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Hannibal High School’s drama club, Purple Gallery, will present “Cooking Can Be Murder” by Eddie McPherson on April 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. in the Lockwood Auditorium. This parody murder mystery is a silly comedy filled with puns, gags and ridiculous situations.

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186 E. 5th St, Oswego

Cute 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home in the City of Oswego

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Oswego Speedway racing fundraisers are set for this upcoming weekend for both Novelis Supermodified veteran Jerry Curran and 2014 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Rookie of the Year Camden Proud.

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Reserved tickets are now on sale for Oswego Speedway’s highly anticipated Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ presented by Corr/Pak Merchandising and Shea Concrete on May 23, featuring the rare opportunity to see the Novelis non-wing Supermodifieds and the winged ISMA Supermodifieds take on the ‘Steel Palace’ on the same night, with the running of the Jim Shampine Memorial 75 and ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial 50.

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Proud Motorsports and 16-year-old driver Camden Proud will hold a chicken BBQ fundraiser on March 29 at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego.

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Olivia Bauer will celebrate her 9th birthday on March 20 with friends and family. She is the daughter of Marc Bauer of Oswego and Jessica Bodoh of Fulton.

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Jared Bellinger and Kristin Rice became engaged on February 15, 2015, at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida.

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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Membership Monday

This Week’s Topic Happy Monday!!! Here is some news and information on what some of our members have going on this week and what is happening right here at the Chamber. Please let us know what you would like for … Continue reading

New Direction For New Chamber Directors

After a tumultuous year of transition for the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, its new leadership team is working to redefine the origination’s role in the community and in the minds and hearts of its members and future members. Executive Director Greg Mills and Assistant Director Danielle Hayden have joined forces to create a dynamic force to be visible and build credibility with the business community. “My job, and what I think my skill set is, I facilitate,” Mills said during an interview with Oswego County Today. “I bring people together, I bring conversations forward.”

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Fishing Reports for March 26, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: With the rain the water level is up a little today running at 8,940cfs this afternoon. According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch … Continue reading

Mostly cloudy with a few flurries likely today. High in the mid 30s.

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