At 4:57 a.m. today (November 28), the Oswego Fire Department responded to a reported garage fire at 128 Erie St. First arriving units minutes later reported a detached garage at that address fully involved with heavy smoke and fire. No injuries were reported.
An effort is under way to collect 1,000 pairs of boots and shoes throughout Oswego County by Dec. 15. The shoes will be delivered to the Rescue Mission in Syracuse, which works with various charities throughout the region to deliver shoes and boots in good condition to those in need.
The community is invited to ring in the season with the annual Light Up, Oswego Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting in cooperation with the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau on Saturday. Santa will arrive at City Hall at 3:30 p.m. Each child will receive a gift bag from Santa.
The Oswego County Community Development Block Grant well and septic repair/replacement program is accepting preliminary program applications from income-eligible homeowners in Oswego County.
The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified hospice, and a maternal and child health program.
The Oswego Renaissance Association, a neighborhood revitalization organization in the city of Oswego, announced the completion of this year’s revitalization projects. According to residents, the results are really starting to show. “Several houses on the street have been repainted, even more have new landscaping,” said East Seventh Street homeowner Mark Greutman.
Members of the Oswego High School Interact Club recently visited Oswego Hospital’s maternity center to donate two dozen handmade baby blankets for the hospital’s newborns. This is an annual community service initiative that begins with the students doing fundraisers to raise enough money to purchase material for the blankets.
The Manor at Seneca Hill remembered residents and participants of its Adult Day Health Services program who passed away during the last year at a memorial service held November 22 at the skilled nursing facility.
Over the past few months dozens of local residents have upgraded their skills and found jobs using the resources available through the One Stop Center at the Oswego County Branch Office Building, 200 N. Second St., Fulton. The Oswego County Workforce New York One Stop Center provides a full range of services for unemployed and underemployed job seekers.
Reality Check members in Oswego County celebrated the “Great American Smoke Out “ by chalking the walkway of G. Ray Bodley High School’s main entrance. Students used chalk to outline life size paper cut out of the human body. Within each figure, students were encouraged to write about their experience with smoking, inspirational messages or any of the numerous tobacco facts provided by Reality Check.