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Sandy Pond on Ice

By Spider Rybaak Ice shanties on Sandy Pond. You seldom hear Lake Ontario and ice-fishing in the same breath. That’s because you can’t trust the wind out there. Even during the most severe winters, when the lake is entombed in … Continue reading

Fishing Reports for January 29, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift: Although we haven’t had much snow, the cold has stayed with us. Our clients … Continue reading

Fishing Reports for January 22, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift: Ice, ice and more ice this week with constant slush that never cleared. Early … Continue reading

Crown Jewel at First Ice: Big Bay

By Spider Rybaak Hardwater village on Big Bay One thing you can count on to grace the face of New York’s inland lakes this time of year is safe ice. And while all the ponds in the northern tier can … Continue reading

Fishing Reports for January 15, 2015

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River report: According to Capt. Kevin Davis of Catch the Drift: Earlier in the week we had lower water but did manage to make it … Continue reading

Winter Swans and Soft Water Fishing

By Spider Rybaak A couple hardy anglers trying for the last pike of 2014 at Cleveland Docks The calendar says it’s winter; but all the mud outside says spring. Sometimes you have to laugh at the tricks nature plays on … Continue reading

Fishing Reports for December 31, 2014

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River/Lake Ontario report: After being between 12,000-13,000cfs for a few days, the river level has dropped to 10,500cfs this morning. The high levels make it … Continue reading

Fishing Reports for December 16, 2014

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. Oswego River/Lake Ontario report: According to Capt. Andy Bliss of Chasin’ Tail Adventures: Now that the water has cooled off, start concentrating on the slowest deepest … Continue reading

Fishing Reports for December 11, 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 water level has not varied a lot over the last few days. … Continue reading

Fishing Reports for December 4, 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 water level is running at 9,510cfs this morning. There are plenty of … Continue reading

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Get Wet, Keep Cool in August at Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center

Beat the heat this August at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center with two public programs that they will be presenting. On August 11 at 10 a.m., kids of all ages are invited to enjoy a “wet and wild” summer morning adventure with naturalist Pat Carney. Then, on August 16 at 2 p.m., come for a walk through the cool woodlands and wetlands of the center to explore the world of salamanders.

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Melinda Miles to Speak at ‘Connections’

On October 27, Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training and SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations will gather women from across New York State for Connections, a day-long conference to be held at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Women employees and business owners need inspiration, ideas, information and other women to network with.

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Christina’s Credits – Harborfest 2015 Returns To Family-Friendly Roots

Harborfest was relatively quiet and modestly participated this year. There were not as many vendors as previous years. This may have led to this year’s low turnout. And thanks to the many law enforcement agencies, Harborfest this year had a renewed family feeling. Syracuse’s jazz and wine festival and craft fair might have contributed to the reduced crowds, also.

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A Look Back At Some Images From Harborfest

A look at some of the people and places of Harborfest 2015

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Regular Quarterly Tests of Nuclear Sirens Begins Aug. 3

The Oswego County Emergency Management Office has announced that the regularly scheduled quarterly tests of the current emergency notification sirens surrounding the three nuclear power plants at Nine Mile Point will take place Aug. 3, through 7, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. These tests are separate from the full-scale testing of the new siren system recently installed by the nuclear power plants.

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