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H. Lee White Marine Museum Launches ‘Love Our Lighthouse’ Campaign

The “Love Our Lighthouse” campaign logo will soon be recognizable throughout the community. The goal of the campaign is to raise enough money for Oswego’s West Pierhead Lighthouse to be fully restored inside and out.

The H. Lee White Marine Museum is excited to announce the launch of the “Love Our Lighthouse” campaign, with the goal of raising the necessary funds to complete the restoration project that has already begun of the West Pierhead Lighthouse. Several fundraising projects are in the works, one of the biggest being the Lighthouse Auction set for Oct. 25.

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UPDATE: After a holding pattern of more than four hours, rain has stopped in the Port City of Oswego, allowing Oswego Speedway officials to set a plan for today’s 58th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200.

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Aerial spraying of the Toad Harbor / Big Bay Swamp area near the north shore of Oneida Lake is postponed tonight, Saturday, August 30, due to uncertain weather. The forecast indicates varied conditions, such as rain and wind speeds, that would hamper spraying efforts. Weather permitting, aerial spraying will take place Tuesday, September 2.

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After a windstorm devastated the big screen at the historic Midway Drive In Theatre and an outpouring of support from the community to rebuild, a new screen as big as the old one was erected this week and Friday (Aug. 29) night was lit with moving picture shows.

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UPDATE: As of 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 29 – the Route 11 bridge over the Oneida River in Brewerton has been re-opened to traffic in both directions, with a 20 ton weight restriction. New York State’s emergency bridge repair contractor was onsite at the state Route 11 Bridge in Brewerton Friday (Aug. 29) assessing the work needed after the Department of Transportation declared the structure unsafe for vehicle traffic yesterday.

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The first Global Investors Summit is to be held October 28 and 29 at the Lake Ontario Events and Conference Center, Oswego. The keynote speaker will be the author of “The Third Industrial Revolution,” Jeremy Rifkin. He is the best-selling author of 18 books and the adviser to the European Union on the steps to reduce fossil fuel consumption and invest in clean-tech and renewables.

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During the first week of September, the nation pauses to celebrate Labor Day. The holiday was created in the 1880s and by 1894, Congress passed an act naming the first Monday in September officially as Labor Day. The holiday grew in popularity as labor organizations grew across the country. Labor Day was created to encourage families to stop working for the day and to have fun. As such, parades and picnics are traditionally part of the weekend’s activities for many.

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It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks, students will be starting a new school year. If you’re a parent, you know that a big part of heading back to school is the shopping. As a mother and grandmother, I know that when you’re buying everything from new sneakers to supplies, it can add up quickly. In fact, this year, the National Retail Federation estimates that families will spend an average of $670 on back-to-school items.

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From bean to the bar

Whenever John and I visit a new area we check to see if they have free tours, Global Greeters, culinary experiences and/or chocolate tours. While the culinary experience and chocolate tours are not free they add an interesting facet to our travels. When we were in Boston we signed up for the Back Bay Chocolate tour offered by Boston Chocolate Tours, (www.bostonchocolatetours.com). It is just one of their tours. They also offer shopping that includes chocolate stops and cupcake tours. It is all yummy.

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There is no love lost between the characters played by Tammy Wilkinson, left and Julia Preston-Fulton in the farce "Who's On First?" The play opens at the Arts Center at Fort Ontario on Sept. 12.

Four local veteran actors are being prepared by director Sherri Metz for the upcoming production of the farce, “Who’s On First?” The play will be presented in the Frances Marion Brown Theater in the Arts Center at Fort Ontario September 12, 13, 19-21. Metz, who directed such recent hits as “Don’t Drink The Water” and “Caught In The Net” selected Peter Mahan, Julia Preston-Fulton, Knathan MacKenzie-Roy and Tammy Lynn Wilkinson for the on-stage performers.

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Cloudy early with some sunny breaks later today. High 75.

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Members of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Campaign Cabinet are busy putting the final touches on the agenda for one of Oswego County’s most impactful events the United Way’s Annual Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast. Scheduled for September 10, the event will be held from 8 – 9 a.m. at the American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St. (behind Fajita Grill on Route 104 West) in Oswego.

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The Great Eastern Whiteout held in February at Fulton War Memorial and Lake Neatahwanta was once again a great success. During the off season, Fulton Area Snow Travelers Snowmobile Club spread the success. Four scholarships at $250 each were given to Oswego County students. Each scholarship was funded by the Great Eastern Whiteout Committee.

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The Salvation Army of Oswego County and the Price Chopper stores in Oswego and Fulton are partnering to help children start the school year prepared to succeed. Each Price Chopper store will have an in-store display to encourage shoppers to purchase school items while shopping in the store.

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Ranch home close to SUNY Oswego and Lake

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By – Chris Porter Photos – Jim Feeney Veteran small block supermodified driver, Jay Andrews celebrated a life-long dream on Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway. The Mexico, N.Y. native stood atop the winner’s podium victorious, after winning the 75-lap … Continue reading

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By – Chris Porter Classic Weekend kicked off with a bang on Friday night at the Oswego Speedway with the shattering of track records in both supermodified divisions during time-trials. Twenty-five years after Bentley Warren’s lap of 16.961 seconds brought … Continue reading

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Otto Sitterly celebrates his fourth career Budweiser International Classic 200 win at Oswego Speedway, which covered a total distance of 209 laps.

Despite an extra distance of 209 laps and a rain delayed start in Oswego Speedway’s Budweiser International Classic 200, which saw two late race green-white-checkered attempts, Canajoharie, NY, pilot Otto Sitterly once again reigned supreme in the Classic as he drove away from the 34 car field for his fourth career International Classic triumph worth more than $18,000. Sitterly took the point from early leader and pole sitter Joey Payne after he went to pit road for adjustments at lap 79.

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In feature racing on Ingles Performance and VP Small Engines Fuels night the winners were, Matt Hulsizer, Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modifieds, Nick Webb, SUNY Canton Sportsman, Tim Sears Jr., NAPA Late Models, Haiden Burdick, E&V Energy Novice Sportsman, Gordy Button, A-Verdi Storage Containers 305 Sprints and Chuck Powelczyk, Hilton’s Automotive Four Cylinders.

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The Oswego State women’s soccer team lost its season-opener 1-0 to Westfield State College in the first round of the Rutland Herald Invitational hosted by Castleton State College on Saturday afternoon. Oswego used Emma Geyer’s goal in the 81st minute to move past Rutgers-Camden 2-1 in the Rutland Herald Invitational held by Castleton State College Sunday.

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Genna Losurdo

Happy Birthday, Genna Losurdo!

Genna turns 6 on Aug. 23.

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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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CNY Great Pumpkin Festival to feature Pumpkin Pie Contest

Are you the best pie baker in Oswego County? Do you have a secret family recipe for the best tasting pumpkin pie ever? If so, then the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is looking for you! The CNY Great Pumpkin Festival, to be held October 4 and 5 in Oswego’s Washington Square Park, will host its inaugural Pumpkin Pie Contest.

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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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Fishing Reports for August 29, 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: The river has been up as high as 12,000cfs over the past week … 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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