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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – Engaging Communities, Empowering Victims

The goal of this awareness week is to promote victims’ rights and honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. Every year, Oswego County Opportunities’ Services to Aid Families Program, Oswego County’s domestic violence and rape crisis program, plants a tree to honor victims of crime during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

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World Renowned Child Protection Expert To Address CAC Annual Meeting

Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County Karrie Damm has announced that Victor Vieth, founder and senior director of the Gunderson National Child Protection Training Center in Minnesota, will serve as the keynote speaker at the CAC’s annual meeting to be held April 23 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the American Foundry in Oswego.

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War of 1812 Symposium Draws Top International Historians

Register today for the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium to learn more about the war that earned our young nation respect from around the world. The fifth annual event opens on Friday, April 17, with registration and check-in from 6 to 9 p.m. along with a meet-and-greet social and cash bar. Evening programming also includes an academic competition for students from across the U.S. who will compete for cash and prizes as well as the respect of established historians.

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Student Advocacy Group at SUNY Oswego Sponsors Innovative Suicide Awareness Display

2 out of 3 don't seek help

In an effort to shed light on the tragedy of college student suicide and start a dialogue about a heavily stigmatized topic, Active Minds at SUNY Oswego will host Send Silence Packing, a public education display of 1,100 donated backpacks representing the 1,100 college students lost to suicide each year. Of those backpacks, 200 of them will feature personalized stories about individuals written by their loved ones.

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Youth To Create More Artwork Along West Linear Park

Some of the murals created along the riverwalk.

“Starting our seventh year of artwork, the mural committee is actively seeking interested youth artists who would like to create a piece of artwork in a public space in the city of Oswego. Youth ages 13 and older, and 8- to 12-year-olds with parent attendance during painting, are welcome to participate,” said Dawn Metott, youth services specialist. “Last year more than 35 students completed more than 40 murals along the river walk and we are hoping to expand that number this year to complete even more murals.”

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Director Outlines Chamber’s Vision For the Future

Greg Mills

“We often struggle to find funding and resources to help make us strong and sustain what we are as a representative of the businesses in our community,” he told the Oswego County Legislature. “I believe in the community. I believe in who we represent. And, I believe in making it a stronger place, not only to do business, but to live and raise a family.”

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Legislators Approve Funds for Call N Ride Program

The Oswego County Legislature unanimously accepted a $15,948 New York State grant on April 9 to continue to provide transportation services for seniors who don’t have access to public transportation.
With the Oswego County Office for the Aging providing funds from a grant from New York State Office for the Aging, Community Services for the Elderly, those age 60 and older can now ride for free.

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Mother Earth Baby to Host Oswego/CNY Site Of Great Cloth Diaper Change International Event

Mother Earth Baby will be host to the Oswego/CNY/NNY site of an international cloth diaper changing event taking place on April 18, the same week as Earth Day. This is the fifth anniversary of the international event.

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“The Voice” Contestant Josh Batstone Gives Private Concert To Lanigan Kindergartners

Fulton native and contestant on “The Voice,” Josh Batstone gave a private concert to the kindergartners of Lanigan Elementary recently, his own alma mater. Batstone made it to the Battle Rounds of the eighth season of “The Voice” on Adam Levine’s team. His performance of “Amnesia” (by the Australian band “5 Seconds of Summer”) on “The Voice” can be purchased on iTunes.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Relaxing On The Beautiful Beaches of Thailand

The much-loved Thai king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, also known as Rama IX, has reigned since 1946 making him the longest serving current head of state and the longest-reigning Thai monarch. When the king and the royal family want to enjoy a beach getaway, they head three hours south of Bangkok to the Cha’am/Hua Hin area. International tourists, especially North Americans, usually head south, too; but to Phuket, Phi Phi Island, Ko Samui, and other places that are reached by plane.

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CiTi Students Make The Cut At St. Baldrick’s Event

According to cosmetology teacher Ines Rovito, the event served as an opportunity for the program to give back to the community and allowed students the chance to interact with local salon owners and professional stylists.

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NSF Grant To Oswego Professor To Offer Student Research Opportunities

A major National Science Foundation grant recognizes the research and accomplishments of SUNY Oswego biological sciences faculty member Christopher Chandler while providing research opportunities for his students at Oswego and overseas. The highly competitive NSF Faculty Early Career Development grant is the foundation’s top award “in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research,” according to its website.

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