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Sandra Scott Travels: Experience “The Road to Revolution”

 Minute Man Visitor Center

On a recent visit to Massachusetts, John and I planned to stay in Boston but there was a large convention going on so all the reasonable hotels were booked. We ended up staying at the Sonesta Suites in nearby Burlington, Mass. Several years ago we enjoyed our stay at the Sonesta Hotels in Peru. Sonesta Suites turned out to be a great choice. It was near Lexington and Concord, both places we wanted to visit. One of the most momentous moments in American history happened on April 19, 1775 in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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Sandra Scott Travels: There Are No Flying Fish, But Myanmar Is A Great Place To Visit

Mandalay palaceRudyard Kipling wrote, “The Road to Mandalay where the flying fish play…” Kipling was never in Mandalay and there are no flying fish as it is not on the sea but it is located inland on the Irrawaddy River. It was the last home of the royal family of Myanmar. Air Asia now has a direct flight from Bangkok so we decided to revisit.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Rise Above It All In Hong Kong

Hong Kong Park with skyscrapers in background.Hong Kong is often our entry city into Asia. It is a wonderful place to visit so we usually plan to spend three or more days there getting adjusted to the time difference. Hong Kong is comprised of Kowloon Peninsula and 100s of islands. Getting from the airport on Chek Lao Kok Island to the Conrad Hotel on Hong Kong Island was very smooth as it always is in HK.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Molokai – A Great Place To Kick Back

SeacliffsIf I was going to move to Hawaii, which I am not considering, I would pick the island of Molokai. When John and I left the airport in our rental car we liked the sign that said, “Aloha, Slow Down this is Molokai. No windmills or cables.” They like to say that the island is a step into the 50s and they want it to stay that way. For some, especially the young people, it is just too quiet. For us, it was perfect.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Don’t Feel Like A Cruise? Book an Un-Cruise Instead

Un-Cruise Safari ExplorerWhen John and I were in Hawaii we wanted to see as many of the islands as possible and we found the perfect way to do it on the Un-Cruise Safari Explorer. Un-Cruise allowed us to visit four islands and all the tours were included. It was a luxury cruise without the glitz. Shorts, swimsuits and T-shirts were the preferred attire.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Vegas Offers A Look Into The World Of The Mob

the history of the mob in AmericaJohn and I visit Las Vegas frequently because we have family there. There is always something new and different to do – something other than gambling. This time we visited the new Mob Museum where the true story of the mob is revealed along with the myths and legends. The Mob Museum opened on Valentine’s Day 2012 in the very building where some of the Kefauver Committee hearings to investigate organized crime were held in the early 1950s.

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Sandra Scott Travels: How Sweet It Is! Right In The Port City of Oswego

Some candy gemsJohn and I write a chocolate column, so when we are bouncing around the United States and the rest of the world we are always on the lookout for chocolate-based stories. We have enjoyed a $15 all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet in Hanoi, visited the Chocolate Museum in Bruges, a plantation in St. Lucia, and even a chocolate art studio in Prague. They were all great but sometimes we forget to check out chocolate places close to home. We recently discovered the “Man in the Moon Candies” chocolate store which is only a few miles from our home.

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Deborah C. Loftus, 57

Deborah C. Loftus, 57, of Oswego passed away Monday April 21, 2014, at Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse.

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Betty J. Moss, 90

Betty J. Moss, 90, of Oswego passed away Monday evening April 21, 2014, at Seneca Hill Manor.

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G. Ray Bodley High School Announces Third Quarter Honor Roll

The following Fulton City School District students were named to the G. Ray Bodley High School High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third quarter of the 2013-2014 academic year:

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Auditions Set Wednesday and Thursday for Harborfest Children’s Musical

Audition dates for the 2014 Harborfest Children’s Musical production “Peter Pan” will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the McCrobie Building, 41 Lake St.

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School Board, Public Hear Final Budget Update

Oswego City School District Superintendent of Schools Ben Halsey presented his final update on the proposed 2014-15 school budget on Tuesday night. More than a baker’s dozen of speakers voiced their concerns regarding possible budget cuts for the next school year. The board is expected to vote on the tentative spending plan Wednesday morning. The public vote is set for May.

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