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Stuff-A-Bus Program Benefits Several Hundred County Students

Liz Davis, Julia Baldouin and Claire Humbert stand among their huge donation to the Stuff-A-Bus effort. The trio's car was packed with several boxes of school supplies. The donation represented the efforts of many members of the SUNY Oswego community including the Campus Center, the Psychology Department, the Division of Graduate Studies and others.

In an effort to ensure every child is prepared for school, the United Way of Greater Oswego County held its annual “Stuff-a-Bus” campaign on Wednesday at different bus locations around the county. The school supplies will now be divided among the nine districts in the coming days.

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Resident and businesswoman Carole Sponable with her team from left, James Lynch, 14, Bradley Dietz, 16, and Tyler Gabriele, 16, all of Phoenix.

The village of Phoenix community turned out in full force on Saturday for a morning of basketball fun to support its police department’s senior citizen program CHOOSE. Organizer Justus Stahrr said, “The CHOOSE program is a great example of community policing. It’s something that Chief Nerber desires to bring back to this community.”

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One of the emergency notification sirens surrounding the nuclear power plants in Scriba inadvertently activated during a thunderstorm this morning, possibly as the result of a lightning strike. There is no emergency at the three nuclear power plants. Dale Currier, director of the Oswego County Emergency Management Office, said siren repair personnel from Exelon Generation responded to the site in the town of Oswego as soon as they were notified the siren was sounding.

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Giant pumpkins line the park at last year’s Pumpkin Fest. Sponsored by the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Oswego, The CNY Great Pumpkin Festival featuring plenty of food, fun and live entertainment for the whole family and will be held Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 in Oswego’s Washington Square Park. The giant pumpkin weigh-in begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. The giant pumpkins will be on display Saturday only.

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate the harvest season at the Annual CNY Great Pumpkin Festival. Scheduled for October 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and October 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival will fill Washington Square Park with crafters, fresh from the farm produce, food vendors, music, and games and rides for children of all ages.

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On Wednesday night, the sub-committee presented a variety of suggestions to save the county’s transfer stations open while also being fiscally responsible to all taxpayers. The Infrastructure Committee will likely take a few weeks to consider all the recommendations. A final proposal might not make it to the floor of the legislature until near the end of the year.

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Two traffic stops in the city of Oswego, one Monday and one Tuesday, have resulted in several felony drug arrests. A 16-year-old boy and three adults were charged.

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Bev Wilcox, a friend of ours and certainly a friend to many others, recently passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Bev worked as a greeter at the Granby Wal-Mart so it seems fitting that as people walked through the front door, they observed a small table upon which a vase with flowers and her name tag ~ BEV ~ was placed at the spot where she would have stood.

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Thank you to all who participated recently in collecting donations for the United Friends of Homeless Animals. We will be collecting donations all summer until school starts in September. People can bring in donations to the Pulaski Public Library.

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Robert Auler, associate professor of music at SUNY Oswego, plays solo piano for "Shards," a new CD featuring the music of composer Jonathan Pieslak, a longtime friend of Auler's and an associate professor of music theory and composition at City College of New York. As the title evokes, the recording features widely divergent, often rapidly shifting pieces and influences.

SUNY Oswego music faculty member and concert pianist Robert Auler has joined forces with composer and friend Jonathan Pieslak to publish “Shards,” a collection of piano solos featuring widely divergent influences. Auler, who has taught at Oswego for 11 years — and whose global performance career added China and South Africa in just the last year — met Pieslak in graduate school at the University of Michigan.

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Warm and humid with showers, especially in the afternoon, today. High in the upper 70s.

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The greater Fulton community is invited to participate in public worship on August 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Fulton’s downtown gazebo. The service is sponsored by several congregations: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, State Street United Methodist Church, First United Church of Fulton and the Oswego-Fulton Faith Partnership.

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SUNY Oswego’s fall Ernst & Young Lecture Series on Gender Equality in the Workplace will feature two film screenings and two guest speakers on the theme of gender and the media, as well as a talk centered on the current Oswego Reading Initiative selection.

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The fourth annual City of Fulton employees’ golf tournament fundraiser, held July 26, at Emerald Crest Golf Course, Palermo, raised $4,500 for Catholic Charities of Oswego County said Tom Schimpff, event chairman.

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5 East 6th Street, Oswego

Charming 3 bedroom 2 bath home with many updated features.

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Oswego PR Liverpool’s Kody Graham bounced back from a missed opportunity a week ago to dominate the Novelis supermodified feature event at the Oswego Speedway on Sunday. With persistent rains on Saturday night bumping … Continue reading

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By – Chris Porter Photo – Oswego Speedway PR Fair Lawn, N.J.’s Joey Payne brought home his first feature victory of the 2014 season Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway. After taking the lead away from eventual runner-up finisher, Keith … Continue reading

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Steve Gioia Jr. looks for racing room around Fred Graves and Gary Allbritain on his way to winning the 1976 Oswego International Classic.

With 10 days remaining until the International Classic, the countdown continues with No. 10, as Steve Gioia Jr. became the first Oswegonian to win the Classic in 1976. The 1976 International Classic was touted as being “an early Christmas present” for car owner Bill Hite and driver Fred Graves. It was a forgone conclusion that their far superior, four-wheel drive rear-engine Supermodified, would be banned after the season ended.

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Saturday morning of Classic Weekend marks the fifth year for the Ride with the Legends in the Canale Insurance 2-seat Supermodified. Six Hall of Fame drivers will each be doing three rides.

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If you’re looking for a night of family, affordable fun with high speed racing excitement, the Fulton Speedway is the place for you this Saturday. On the action packed race card presented by Burke’s-Do-It-Best Home Centers night is the Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modifieds, SUNY Canton Sportsman, NAPA Late Models, E&V Energy Novice Sportsman, A-Verdi Storage Containers 305 Sprints, Hilton’s Automotive Four Cylinders plus the Pro Race Cars Mod Lites.

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Genna Losurdo

Happy Birthday, Genna Losurdo!

Genna turns 6 today (Aug. 22).

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Colten Matthew Bouchard will be celebrating his second birthday on August 14, 2014. Colten was born at Oswego Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce. He now weighs 25 pounds.

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THE GREATER OSWEGO-FULTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Monthly Member Spotlight: Shawn Mahoney’s The Sausage Shack

An old school butcher who got his start taking orders for signature specialty sausages on Facebook has seen steady growth and happy customers since he hung out his brick-and-mortar shingle at the Lakeside Shopping Plaza in Fulton.

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Chamber Offices to Remain at 44 East Bridge Street

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce will not be moving to a new location. It will continue to operate from 44 E. Bridge St., Oswego.

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VISIT OSWEGO COUNTY

Fishing Reports for August 7, 2014

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River/Lake Ontario report: According to Larry Muroski of Larry’s Oswego Salmon Shop: With heavy rain throughout the region over the last week, the water flow … Continue reading

Tax Tips

What You Should Know if You Need More Time to File Your Taxes

The April 15 tax deadline is approaching. What happens if you can’t get your taxes done by the due date? If you need more time, you can get an automatic six-month extension from the IRS. You don’t have to explain … Continue reading

Ten Facts about Amended Tax Returns

Did you discover that you made a mistake after you filed your federal tax return? You can make it right by filing an amended tax return. Here are the top ten things to know about filing an amended tax return. … Continue reading




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