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Samuel Anthony Puglia

FULTON, NY – Samuel Anthony Puglia, of Fulton, passed away peacefully on Saturday May 3, 2014, surrounded by his family.

He was the owner of Discount Liquors in Granby and formerly operated several businesses including the Party Barn and Puglia Sand & Gravel.

Samuel Anthony Puglia

Samuel Anthony Puglia

Sam enjoyed spending time with his family and his many good friends and business associates.

He loved his winters in Florida and was an adventurous and generous soul.

Sam was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and May Puglia; a sister, Catherine Dunn and a niece, Stephanie Bomeisl.

He leaves behind his loving partner, Sheryl Knight and his stepsons, Scott (Billie Jo) and Peter (Rebecca) Knight; grandchildren, Alison, Morgan, Sydney, Bryce and Mia; his sister, JoAnn (Steve) Bomeisl; nieces, Rachel and Lauren Bomeisl and Antoinette, Jo and Lucinda Tranelli.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial celebrating his life will be 11 a.m. on May 31 at Holy Trinity Church, corner of Rochester and South Third streets in Fulton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Division of Solid Organ Transplantation, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box SURG-TRANSPLANT, Rochester, NY 14642.

Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of arrangements.

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Oswego Cinema 7 Fri 05/23/14 – Sun 05/25/14

BLENDED (digital) PG13

2:10p 4:50p 7:30p 10:10p

GODZILLA (2014) (digital) PG13

1:50p 7:20p

GODZILLA 3D (2014) (digital) PG13

4:35p 10:05p


4:20p 6:50p





1:40p 4:25p 7:10p 9:55p

NEIGHBORS (digital) R

12:55p 3:10p 5:25p 7:40p 9:55p


SPIDER-MAN 2 (digital)

12:50p 3:55p 7:00p 10:05p

THE OTHER WOMAN (digital) PG13



PAST (digital)

1:15p 7:05p


PAST 3D (digital)

4:10p 10:00p

Kearns Named to President’s List at Clemson University

CLEMSON, SC – Travis T. Kearns of Oswego, whose major is Biological Sciences, was named to the President’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2014 semester.

To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.

Ranked No. 21 among national public universities, Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university that maintains a strong commitment to teaching and student success.

Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel.

Nazareth College Announces 2014 Graduates

ROCHESTER, NY – Nazareth College undergraduate students earned their bachelor’s degrees at the 87th Annual Commencement ceremony that took place at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, on May 11.

Taylor Barrett of Fulton earned a bachelor of science in Commun Science & Disorders.

Andrew Francis of Fulton earned a bachelor of science in Finance.

Emily Rothrock of Fulton earned a bachelor of science in Commun Science & Disorders.

Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts.

The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, challenges and supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students.

Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.

Half-Shire Historical Society News – May 23, 2014

With spring in full bloom, we are again busy at the society as researchers and other interested persons have been stopping by in larger numbers.

On May 17, we had more than a dozen people in and out during a work day.

Thanks to Carl and Jeri Dashnaw for the slightly used computer desk and for taking some time to visit with us.

John Grala and his wife from Oswego dropped by with a couple from Australia they had met.

The couple were just passing through and met the Gralas who offered to be their tour guides in Oswego County.

They got chicken barbque from Pulaski Masons and ate atop Salmon River Falls, and came by Half-Shire to look at some of our old photos of the falls.

We talked about family history, the gentleman descended from a “convict” who had stolen two silver spoons in England and was transported to Australia.

His wife’s family had escaped the communists in Bulgaria just after the Second World War.

Every family has a story or two; do you know yours?

Richland deputy historian Kevin Stewart was with us May 17 and 18 and assisted with some research tasks.

Kevin is spending a lot of time on the Stewart files, and has made some new discoveries of records in Connecticut he was able to upload for our collection.

Kevin also checked on our computers and upgraded some programs.

Erma Schoreder continued to work on the county fair premium book which we are in hopes of finishing this week.

We were pleased to see Ella Gibbs Cox from Richland who came in and shared lots of family history with us.

Trustee Glenna Gorski and Dick were in from Williamstown on Sunday and updated us on the Westdale book soon to be on sale.

Kim Southwell came in to check out progress on the Jon Southwell memorial room, in which the foundation walls were treated this weekend.

As this goes to press out new flooring system will be installed and we can’t wait to see it!

Members of Cooperative Extension staff came by on Saturday to construct raised beds out back for the Richland community garden that is being managed to support the healthy living classes offered at Rural and Migrant Ministry across the tracks this year.

The classes will relocate to Half-Shire for the summer months where the participants will also work these new gardens.

Our Facebook was very busy as members continue to identify people in our 1970 Pulaski school photos.

These color photos were not in the yearbooks, and have never before been printed.

Darren Gorman of Pulaski shook up members of the class of 1983 when he brought in eighth grade trip photos and threatened to bring in senior trip photos!

We had some fun with these and there are “more to come.”

Darren also brought in a postcard from the 1920s showing the St. James parsonage in Pulaski that has stumped us as to where it was.

Also, on Facebook the 1949 St. Mary’s Church confirmation class photo from Florence is nearly all identified thanks to Ken Trudell, Alice Matthews, Bill Graves, Stedman and Mary Lou Twiss, Mike, Matt and Monica Clark, Virginia Brennan Pelsue, Dick Brennan, Beth Yerdon Robertson, Dorothy Fey, Leona Chereshnoski, and especially Julia Marie Lambie who “rammed the roads” with me as we took it around after Lola Moore’s wake on May 15.

Lola Hall Moore was a legendary lady, aged 93, and her passing surely ends a generation of knowledge in the Osceola community.

Lola was co-author of the great Osceola Book printed more than 20 years ago that is a touchstone for anyone doing any research there.

Lola was a long-time Half-Shire member and supporter and we have many items that came from her.

We also have extensive holdings on the Moore and Hall families thanks to among others Marie Parsons who was a cousin of Graydon Moore.

We have a fresh set of maps copied for map enthusiasts.

Thanks to Walt and Sally Smith of Pulaski for all they have donated, and many of the interesting ones are now scanned and available for sale at $10 each.

A donor from Vestal, Jack Higham, sent us a good copy of the 1907 Camden Advance Journal map of that village.

We have had the map scanned and made some nice copies that we can sell for $10 with the proceeds to benefit our research fund.

The map shows where everyone lived at the time and is in color suitable to be framed.

Half-Shire is open right now Thursday-Sunday from 11a.m. until 3 p.m., with added hours as we can through the week.

We are working on re-aligning our volunteers and hope to have a new seven day schedule soon for the summer.

We will also open by appointment most anytime.

Stop by for a cup of coffee and a walk through the past.

We can be reached at halfshire@hotmail.com, Half Shire on facebook, or the web www.halfshire.com/org (under reconstruction), 315-298-2986 or P.O. 73, 1100 County Route 48 Richland, NY 13144.

Terminella selected as ROC’s May Community Champion

OSWEGO, NY – Recognizing Oswego County has selected Lois Terminella as the Community Champion for May.

The theme for the month is “Summer Events.”

ROC members with Community Champion Lois Terminella at Camp Hollis.  From left, Penny Morely, Jackie Wallace, Quinten Denkenberger, Terminella and ROC Co-Chair, Brandon Morey.

ROC members with Community Champion Lois Terminella at Camp Hollis. From left, Penny Morely, Jackie Wallace, Quinten Denkenberger, Terminella and ROC co-chair, Brandon Morey.

“As we move into summer, we want to highlight the great things there are to do around the county.  One of those things is Camp Hollis,” said Penny Morely, ROC member.

During the school year, Terminella works for SUNY Oswego’s Auxiliary Services. But, during the summer you will find her at Camp Hollis.

In fact, this will be her 33rd year managing the kitchen at the camp.

Years ago, Terminella took classes to become a nurse, but eventually found her way into food service. In a way, she finds the jobs similar in that they both involve caring for people.

She loves working at Camp Hollis because she enjoys the kids.

“I like to feed them well-balanced meals. The kids are so grateful and often tell me they don’t get good food like that at home,” Terminella  said.

Feeding them, talking to them and teaching them is her way of trying to make a difference in the kids’ lives.

ROC member Heidi Webb observed Terminella’s lasting impression in her own children who have camped at Camp Hollis.

“When they came home from camp, the person they talked about most is Lois,” Webb said.

ROC would also like to thank Nate Emmons from the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce (http://oswegofultonchamber.com/) for sharing the many upcoming summer events that are scheduled around the county and Jane Wagoner from the Oswego City School District (http://www.oswego.org/) for providing information about free meals that will be offered over the summer break.

Next month’s theme is “Community Development/Revitalization.”

If you know an agency or community member who makes an impact in the Oswego County community in this area, please send in a nomination through the “Recognizing Oswego County – ROC” Facebook page, or contact bmorey@oswegocounty.com

Nominations are due June 9.

Members of ROC will meet again June 12 from 8-9:15 a.m. at the Oswego Federal Credit Union at 90 E. Bridge St.

New members are always welcome.

Cruise-In Set June 1 In Hannibal

HANNIBAL, NY – The Hannibal Country Cruizers car club will hold its annual “Cruise-In” and chicken barbeque on June 1 at the Hannibal American Legion.

Visitors look at some of the vehicles from last year's Cruise-In.

Visitors look at some of the vehicles from last year’s Cruise-In.

Club members will have their classic vehicles on display and car owners from the region will “cruise-in” to show their vehicles and enjoy the barbeque.

The public is welcome to stop in to see the cars, visit with the owners.

Dinners and halves will be available for purchase starting at noon.

The Country Cruizers is an organization of classic car enthusiasts who also are dedicated to serving the community.

Each year, the club donates the majority of money earned  to local charities.

Three $500 scholarships were donated to Hannibal Dollars for Scholars for 2014 Hannibal High School graduates and $1,500 was donated to food pantries for the 2013 holiday season.

Fulton Rotarians Updated On Local Economics

FULTON, NY – Jeff Grimshaw, a former member of the Fulton Noon Rotary Club when he was director of the Fulton Family YMCA, was introduced by Rotarian Nancy Kush Ellis.

He is currently the director of the SUNY Office of Business and Community Relations.

Nancy Ellis Kush and Jeff Grimshaw

Nancy Ellis Kush and Jeff Grimshaw

He has a staff of nine people who assist him in caring for the RSVP  program, Leadership Oswego County, Workforce Development and THRIVE.

He discussed the THRIVE program with the Rotarians.

Community planners, in most areas of our nation, have finally realized that the present economic growth model is no longer working.

The factories and businesses are attracted to our area, (Oswego County, Central New York), build a plant and leave the area as soon as their Payment In Lieu Of Taxes expires.

The Rain Forest by Hwang and Horowitt outlines another concept of how communities can help themselves prosper and grow by using the resources available to them today.

Grimshaw would like to hear from all of us on “building a stronger community.”

Go to www.oswego.edu/thrive and click on “Take our Rainforest Scorecard Survey.”

The “Rain Forest” theory shows how any community in this country has the necessary business and industries active in their given area.

Local businesses need to grow, create new products, hire new employees, remain part of their community, and grow without excessive government help.

Hwang and Horowitt cite many areas that their theory have been successful.

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