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Sandra Scott Travels: It’s The Season To Take In A Haunting – Or Two

Plenty of spirits linger around Fort Ontario's cemetery.

The Rolling Hills Asylum in East Bethany is a sprawling brick building built in 1827 as The Genesee County Poor Farm and in the 1950s it was a county home and infirmary. Over the years, people reported strange occurrences of the paranormal kind. It was declared the “Second Most Haunted Place in the United States” by Haunted North America and has been featured on many TV shows. Forts are often places with hauntings and Fort Ontario is no exception.

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‘Rocky Horror’ happening

'Rocky Horror' happening

Starting on Halloween night, SUNY Oswego’s theatre and music departments will present six stagings of the classic campy musical comedy “The Rocky Horror Show.” Curtain time will be 7:30 p.m. on three Fridays and Saturdays — Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, Nov. 7 and 8, and Nov. 14 and 15 — in the college’s Hewitt Union ballroom. The performance is suggested for ages 16 and over.

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Sybarite 5 to perform repertoire from Radiohead to Mozart at SUNY Oswego

Sybarite 5, a string quintet known to play Radiohead and Led Zeppelin as well as the classics, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, in Sheldon Hall ballroom as part of the college's Ke-Nekt Chamber Music Series.

String quintet Sybarite 5 will bring its eras-bridging style to SUNY Oswego at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, at Sheldon Hall ballroom as part of the Ke-Nekt Chamber Music Series. The group has taken audiences by storm across the U.S., helping change the perception of chamber music performance, event organizers said. Critics say that from the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules.

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Tales From the Netherlands: Montreal’s Mystery is revealed at last

Mystery

While progressive rock may stand as a bad word in some sectors of the sonic world, the Dutch have always harbored a special affinity for this extended and cerebral brand of music. So it comes as no surprise that the stars aligned themselves perfectly on May 10, 2013, when Montreal based prog-rock band Mystery took to the stage of the Boerderij Cultuurpodium in Zoetermeer, Netherlands. The end result is the group’s first-ever live release, Tales from the Netherlands, an astounding ride through the band’s recent catalogue that could also serve as the perfect jumping on point for the uninitiated.

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Fulton Rotary Visits Michaud Nursing Home

The Fulton Noon Rotary Club members recently visited the Michaud Nursing Home. The Rotarians learned about the changes in Medicare and Medicaid and how they effect long- and short-term patients in extended personal care facilities in our state.

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Health Department Announces Clinic Schedule for Week of Oct. 27

The Oswego County Health Department is offering influenza immunization clinics for people age 19 and older weekdays at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

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Half-Shire Group Hosts Parish Historical Society Nov. 8

The Parish Historical Society will meet at noon Nov. 8, at the Half-Shire Historical Society Museum, County Route 48, Richland. The Half-Shire chefs will serve their famous chicken and stuffing dinner and president Shawn Doyle will present an update on recent developments.

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Sandra Scott Travels: It’s The Season To Take In A Haunting – Or Two

The Rolling Hills Asylum in East Bethany is a sprawling brick building built in 1827 as The Genesee County Poor Farm and in the 1950s it was a county home and infirmary. Over the years, people reported strange occurrences of the paranormal kind. It was declared the “Second Most Haunted Place in the United States” by Haunted North America and has been featured on many TV shows. Forts are often places with hauntings and Fort Ontario is no exception.

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Mexico Man Convicted Of Sex Crimes

An Oswego County jury today (Oct. 23) convicted Richard M. Switts, 40, of Mexico, of six counts second-degree criminal sexual act (Class D violent felony); two counts of second-degree sexual abuse (Class A Misdemeanor); and three counts of third-degree sexual abuse (Class B misdemeanor).

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