We want your news! Send us: News release |Letter to the Editor | Share a picture | Newborn | Birthday | Engagement | Wedding | Other Milestone
Today







Oswego Cinema 7 Fri 01/24/14 – Fri 01/24/14

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (digital) R
4:10p 6:50p 9:30p
DEVIL’S DUE (digital) R
5:25p 7:40p 9:50p
I, FRANKENSTEIN (digital) PG13
7:30p
I, FRANKENSTEIN 3D (digital) PG13
5:15p 9:45p
JACK RYAN: SHADOW (digital) PG13
RECRUIT
4:35p 7:10p 9:40p
LONE SURVIVOR (digital) R
4:40p 7:20p 10:00p
NUT JOB (digital) PG
6:40p
NUT JOB 3D (digital) PG
4:30p 8:50p
RIDE ALONG (digital) PG13
4:20p 7:00p 9:20p

Fishing Reports for January 23, 2014

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Oswego River report:
The water level has been as high as 16,000cfs over the last few days but has dropped back to 10,300cfs as of this morning. Conditions have remained about the same with many areas not accessible for fishing with this water level. The river walk area behind the hotels is suggested. With the very cold temperatures and wind chills this week, conditions have been difficult with not much to report. The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are Mandatory Personal Flotation Device (PFD) zones on the Oswego River below the Varick Dam. For more information, view the Oswego County Tourism web site at www.visitoswegocounty.com and look for the fishing report under fishing and hunting.

Pulaski area/Salmon River report:
According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel:
Since Tuesday, very cold weather conditions have been in the area. The daytime temperatures are only in the single digits with nighttime lows below zero. Keep in mind that with the wind chill factor, it will feel even colder. Temperatures will moderate somewhat for the weekend, but it will still be cold. The river is currently running at 1200cfs.

Oneida Lake report:
Conditions should be very good for ice fishing on the lake this weekend. We will come out of the frigid cold temperatures with highs in the 20s on Saturday and the teens for the next several days. Winds are expected to be 15-30 mph at times so there will be wind chills. Anglers are reporting walleye and perch off the north shore in 18 to 30 feet of water with some indicating the deeper depths have been more productive. Small jigs tipped with spikes are working well.

Sandy Pond report:
According to Dave Wood of Woody’s Tackle:
The very cold temperatures settled in this week and we again have ice. There is safe ice on the pond and in many areas there is a foot or more. With the swings of warm and cold temperatures and standing water on the pond last week we have no reports to go on as far as the bite is concerned. Daytime temperatures will only be in the teens for the next week with the exception of Saturday which should be in the 20s so conditions should be good for the foreseeable future.

Winter Trail Reports

Cross Country Skiing:
According to Hugh Quinn of the Osceola Tug Hill Ski Club:
This is the coldest morning of the winter – negative 25 degrees. We have a negative 2 and partly cloudy for the noon forecast. With these temperatures and good snow, I will not be grooming this morning. We currently have 168 inches of snow for the season with more likely this weekend.

According to the Winona Forest Recreation Association:
We received about a foot of snow early in the week. All woodland trails are groomed and tracked. With the cold temperatures, the trails are setting up very nicely. More snow is expected over the next few days.

Snowmobiling:

According to the Pulaski/Boylston Snowmobile Club:
Below zero this morning in Boylston and not much warmer in Pulaski. Three groomers have been hitting the trails so many trails around Pulaski are in pretty good shape. The trail into town from Halsey Road is still closed due to logging. The old tucker ran from Pulaski to Selkirk along with the track truck. Piston Bully and new tucker have done the trails in Boylston and ran tandem down S51 to the groomer barn. S51 is a great ride. Piston Bully will be heading back up C5A and should be able to open the section of S54 between Tucker Road and Town line Road. Trails are in good shape and more snow is expected this week. Ride safe.

According to the Redfield Sno-Rec Club:
About 8″ of new snow last weekend enabled us to continue with some grooming. Trails are snow covered with mostly ice underneath. Some water cuts and ditches have opened up and we need more snow to fill in. Trails are all passable, but thin and icy especially south of town.

According to the Mexico Trail Riders:
We haven’t really gotten that huge snowfall that we’re accustomed to getting. We do have enough to say the trails are open, but there is no base. Watch for rocks, stumps, downed trees, or anything else that could be a hazard. Please stay off the North Volney Methodist Church property at the corner of Co. Rte. 6 and Co. Rte. 4. There, the trail goes down the side of the road. Just follow the signs. Have fun and be careful.

According to the Fulton Area Snow Travelers:
Trails have reopened once again thanks to the cold weather and about 8 – 10″ of fresh snow. Conditions are marginal with little base. Please use caution as obstacles such as rocks and ditches may be covered by the new snow. Grooming plans at this time call for panning of the trails on Thursday and Friday to help set the base.

SUNY Canton Recognizes Area President’s List Students

CANTON, NY – Area students were recently named to the President’s List for outstanding academic achievement during the Fall 2013 semester at SUNY Canton.

“Congratulations to our President’s List students for the Fall Term 2013! The Provost, deans, faculty and I are very proud of the way you applied your best efforts to the semester’s coursework,” said SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman. “The work ethic and the enthusiasm for learning you develop here at the college will serve you well in your professional careers after graduation.”

To receive President’s List honors, full-time students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Tristin N. Woodard a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Central Square. Woodard is a 2009 graduate of Paul V. Moore High School.

Anita M. Dowling a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Hannibal. Dowling is a 2012 graduate of Hannibal Central School.

Jacob Halsey a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Lacona. Halsey is a 2011 graduate of Sandy Creek Central School.

Devin D. Whalen a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Minetto. Whalen is a 2012 graduate of Oswego High School.

Cathryn Darling a SUNY Canton Graphic and Multimedia Design major from Oswego. Darling is a 2011 graduate of Oswego High School.

Marie C. Mason a SUNY Canton Health and Fitness Promotion major from Pulaski. Mason is a 2011 graduate of Sandy Creek Central School.

February Events at SUNY Oswego

The following events and activities are planned for SUNY Oswego next month.

Now to Feb. 8
Art exhibit
“Go Big, Go Little,” an exhibition of artwork by SUNY Oswego art students. Free. 216-4985. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; closed Christmas and New Year’s Day. Oswego State Downtown, 186 W. First St., Oswego.

Now to March 1
Art exhibitions
Two art exhibitions: 51st Juried Student Exhibition and “Recollection: A Memory Loss Awareness Project.” Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2113. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, Tyler Art Gallery, Tyler Hall.

Saturday, Feb. 1
Swimming and Diving, Oswego vs. Potsdam
Free. 312-2488. 2 p.m., Laker pool, Laker Hall.

Women’s Ice Hockey, Oswego vs. Stevenson
$4 ($2 for children 5 to 17, free for children under 5, free for SUNY Oswego students with ID) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-2488. 3 p.m., Arena, Campus Center.

Men’s Ice Hockey, Oswego vs. Cortland
$8 (free for SUNY Oswego students with ID) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-2488. 7 p.m., Arena, Campus Center.

Sunday, Feb. 2
Women’s Ice Hockey, Oswego vs. Stevenson
$4 ($2 for children 5 to 17, free for children under 5, free for SUNY Oswego students with ID) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-2488. 1 p.m., Arena, Campus Center.

Open skate
$3 ($1 for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. 6 to 7:30 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Planetarium show
Free, including parking in the Washington Boulevard lot. Limited seating: first-come, first-served. 312-2790. 7 p.m., second floor, Shineman Center.

Monday, Feb. 3
Open skate
$3 (free for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 4
Open skate
$3 (discounts for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Women’s Basketball, Oswego vs. Oneonta
$6 ($4 for children 5 to 18, free for SUNY Oswego students with ID and children under 5) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-3073. 6 p.m., Max Ziel Gymnasium, Laker Hall.

Men’s Basketball, Oswego vs. Oneonta
$6 ($4 for children 5 to 18, free for SUNY Oswego students with ID and children under 5) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-3073. 8 p.m., Max Ziel Gymnasium, Laker Hall.

Thursday, Feb. 6
Open skate
$3 (free for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Friday, Feb. 7
Open skate
$3 (free for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Saturday, Feb. 8
Rice Creek Ramble
This “Snowshoe Hike” will start at the main building. Participants should dress for the weather and call 315-312-6677 the morning of the hike to check trail conditions. Program size is limited, unable to accommodate groups. An adult must accompany children. Free. 11 a.m., Rice Creek Field Station.

Wrestling, Oswego vs. Cortland
Free. 312-2488. 1 p.m., Max Ziel Gymnasium, Laker Hall.

Women’s Basketball, Oswego vs. Cortland
$6 ($4 for children 5 to 18, free for SUNY Oswego students with ID and children under 5) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-3073. 6 p.m., Max Ziel Gymnasium, Laker Hall.

Men’s Basketball, Oswego vs. Cortland
$6 ($4 for children 5 to 18, free for SUNY Oswego students with ID and children under 5) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-3073. 8 p.m., Max Ziel Gymnasium, Laker Hall.

Sunday, Feb. 9
Open skate
$3 ($1 for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. 6 to 7:30 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Planetarium show
Free, including parking in the Washington Boulevard lot. Limited seating: first-come, first-served. 312-2790. 7 p.m., second floor, Shineman Center.

Monday, Feb. 10
Open skate
$3 (free for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 11
Open skate
$3 (discounts for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 12
Thursday, Feb. 13
Open skate
$3 (free for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Friday, Feb. 14
Open skate
$3 (free for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Men’s Ice Hockey, Oswego vs. Geneseo
$8 (free for SUNY Oswego students with ID) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-2488. 7 p.m., Arena, Campus Center.

Saturday, Feb. 15
Men’s Ice Hockey, Oswego vs. Brockport
$8 (free for SUNY Oswego students with ID) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-2488. 7 p.m., Arena, Campus Center.

Theater performance: “Christmas Mourn”
A family on the brink of destruction on Christmas morning. A story of love, fear and cruelty as a young girl fights to survive in her household. Some of the material depicted in the play is not suitable for a younger audience: viewer discretion is advised. Free, ticket required, limit of five per customer. Parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-4581. 7:30 p.m., Lab Theatre, Tyler Hall.

Sunday, Feb. 16
Women’s Ice Hockey, Oswego vs. Utica
$4 ($2 for children 5 to 17, free for children under 5, free for SUNY Oswego students with ID) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-2488. 3 p.m., Arena, Campus Center.

Open skate
$3 ($1 for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. 6 to 7:30 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Planetarium show
Free, including parking in the Washington Boulevard lot. Limited seating: first-come, first-served. 312-2790. 7 p.m., second floor, Shineman Center.

Theater performance: “Christmas Mourn”
A family on the brink of destruction on Christmas morning. A story of love, fear and cruelty as a young girl fights to survive in her household. Some of the material depicted in the play is not suitable for a younger audience: viewer discretion is advised. Free, ticket required, limit of five per customer. Parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-4581. 7:30 p.m., Lab Theatre, Tyler Hall.

Monday, Feb. 17
Open skate
$3 (free for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Artist talk by James Downer
James Downer of Honeoye Falls is an animator/filmmaker, illustrator, designer and professor of graphic design. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2113. 7 p.m., Auditorium, Room 132, Campus Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 18
Open skate
$3 (discounts for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Women’s Basketball, Oswego vs. Brockport
$6 ($4 for children 5 to 18, free for SUNY Oswego students with ID and children under 5) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-3073. 6 p.m., Max Ziel Gymnasium, Laker Hall.

Men’s Basketball, Oswego vs. Brockport
$6 ($4 for children 5 to 18, free for SUNY Oswego students with ID and children under 5) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-3073. 8 p.m., Max Ziel Gymnasium, Laker Hall.

Wednesday, Feb. 19
Concert: Celebrating Samuel Barber
Barber was one of the most celebrated American composers of classical music in the 20th century. Soprano Julia Broxholm will perform. Her career has spanned opera to Broadway, oratorio to chamber music. Pre-concert talk begins at 7 p.m. Part of SUNY Oswego’s Ke-Nekt Chamber Music Series. $15, including parking in lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall ($5 for SUNY Oswego students). 312-2141. 7:30 p.m., Ballroom, Sheldon Hall.

Thursday, Feb. 20
Open skate
$3 (free for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Friday, Feb. 21
Open skate
$3 (free for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Women’s Ice Hockey, Oswego vs. Plattsburgh
$4 ($2 for children 5 to 17, free for children under 5, free for SUNY Oswego students with ID) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-2488. 7 p.m., Arena, Campus Center.

Opera performance: “Rigoletto”
Verdi’s opera has powerful romantic passion and a bulletproof plot. Originally set in Mantua, Italy, in the 16th century, this Oswego Opera Theatre production sets the story in a speak-easy nightclub off Oswego’s Bridge Street during the 1920s Prohibition era. $25 ($20 for educators with ID and senior citizens). 312-4581. 7:30 p.m., Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall.

Saturday, Feb. 22
Rice Creek Story Hour: “Owl Moon”
Participants will learn about the haunts and habits of owls through Jane Yolen’s words and John Schoenher’s illustrations in “Owl Moon.” Story Hour is designed for elementary-aged children, though all are welcome. An adult must accompany children. Program size is limited, unable to accommodate groups. Free. 312-6677. 11 a.m., Rice Creek Field Station.

Women’s Ice Hockey, Oswego vs. Plattsburgh
$4 ($2 for children 5 to 17, free for children under 5, free for SUNY Oswego students with ID) at tickets.oswego.edu. 312-2488. 3 p.m., Arena, Campus Center.

Sunday, Feb. 23
Opera performance: “Rigoletto”
Verdi’s opera has powerful romantic passion and a bulletproof plot. Originally set in Mantua, Italy, in the 16th century, this Oswego Opera Theatre production sets the story in a speak-easy nightclub off Oswego’s Bridge Street during the 1920s Prohibition era. $25 ($20 for educators with ID and senior citizens). 312-4581. 2 to 6 p.m., Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall.

Open skate
$3 ($1 for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. 6 to 7:30 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Planetarium show
Free, including parking in the Washington Boulevard lot. Limited seating: first-come, first-served. 312-2790. 7 p.m., second floor, Shineman Center.

Monday, Feb. 24
Open skate
$3 (free for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 25
Open skate
$3 (discounts for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 26
Artist talk by Gina Occhiogrosso
The Troy artist’s paintings of the past several years depict unsettled spaces. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2113. 7 to 8:30 p.m., Auditorium, Room 132, Campus Center.

Theater performance: “Hamlet” by the Acting Company
The Acting Company performs this 16th century masterpiece and the next night the 20th century version from minor characters’ point of view, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” in a daring artistic long-jump from Shakespeare to Tom Stoppard. The famed New York City theater troupe has received a Tony Award for Excellence in Theater among many other honors. $18, including parking in front of Culkin Hall or adjacent lot. ($5 for SUNY Oswego students) or $25 ticket combo for both “Hamlet” and “Rosencrantz.” 312-2141. 7:30 p.m., Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall.

Thursday, Feb. 27
Open skate
$3 (free for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

Theater performance: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”
The night after performing “Hamlet,” the Acting Company performs this 20th century version by Tom Stoppard from minor characters’ point of view, a witty re-visioning of the tale. The famed New York City theater troupe has received a Tony Award for Excellence in Theater among many other honors. $18, including parking in front of Culkin Hall or adjacent lot. ($5 for SUNY Oswego students) or $25 ticket combo to both “Hamlet” and “Rosencrantz.” 312-2141. 7:30 p.m., Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall.

Friday, Feb. 28
Open skate
$3 (free for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff with ID). $2 for skate rental. Parking for those without SUNY Oswego parking sticker is $1 — see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2578. Noon to 2 p.m., Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center.

See oswego.edu/calendar for a regularly updated calendar of SUNY Oswego events.

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is February 7-8

CICERO, N.Y. – The Girl Scout Cookie Program is a $770 million business led by girls. To bring awareness to the cookie program and the skills girls learn by participating in the cookie program, Girl Scouts of the USA has declared February 7 and 8 National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend.

By participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program girls learn five essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

These are skills that the girls will carry through Girl Scouts and into their adult lives.

Locally, girls will be participating in walkabouts during National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend. This means girls will be out taking cookie orders from customers in their communities.

All money earned through the cookie program stays local to benefit the many activities and community service projects that the girls participate in.

Join in to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend by supporting local girls and ordering cookies!

For more details on the Girl Scout Cookie Program or to find cookies near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org or download the free app for iPhone and Android users from the app store.

Health Department Announces Clinic Schedule for Week of Jan. 27

OSWEGO – The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified home health care, long-term home health care, certified hospice, and a maternal and child health program.

Walk-in influenza clinics are held weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego for people age 19 and older.

No appointment is needed; walk-ins are welcome.

Children’s flu vaccine is available for children who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicaid or Managed Medicaid, who qualify for the Vaccine for Children Program.

Children who meet these criteria may receive flu vaccine Tuesdays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Oswego, and the third Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.

Patients with private insurance, Managed Medicaid, Managed Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare, and Medicare Part B should bring their benefit cards with them to the immunization clinic.

No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

The following services will be offered during the week of Jan. 27 at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

OSWEGO:

– Adult Influenza Clinic: Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., walk-in clinic.
– Immunization Clinic: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., walk-in clinic.
– Pregnancy Testing: Free pregnancy testing is available. Call 349-3391 to schedule an appointment.
– Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Treatment Services: Call 349-3547 to schedule an appointment.
– HIV Counseling and Testing Service: Call 349-3547 to schedule an appointment

Immunization clinics are held every Tuesday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 70 Bunner St, Oswego, and the third Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.

For more information about public health services, contact the Oswego County Health Department, weekdays at 349-3547 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3547.

Porky and Buddy Pet Health – Bone Cancer Is A Serious Threat

Dear  Porky and Buddy,
I have terrible sad news and I thought maybe you could give me some advice.  My beautiful golden Retriever, Sadie, has just been diagnosed with bone cancer and my vet is referring me to a specialist but says she will probably recommend amputation of her leg to try to save her.   I am just devastated. Should I put my already sick dog through all that trauma?  How will she adjust?
Jen

Dear Jen,
We absolutely do not intend to make light of such a serious diagnosis.   Bone cancer – osteosarcoma – in dogs is common and we are sure your vet has already told you that the long term prognosis is not good.

But that said, our advice to you is simply this. . .  Get a grip.

Because remember this . . .  Dogs can’t count.  Three legs, four legs, whatever, they have no psychological attachment to their body parts.  They’re just legs and three work out about as well as four.  Assuming that the specialist does recommend amputation for Sadie, and we suspect that she will, you will probably be astonished at how well she recovers.

In fact, since bone cancer is known to be very painful, she will, in all likelihood, act like a happy playful dog again when the source of her pain is gone!

There are a few things you can do to make the post surgery recovery and the transition a little smoother  your surgeon will undoubtedly have lots of careful instructions for you to follow, but here are the basics.

Make sure Sadie has a quiet easily accessible bed where she can stay at first with her food and water nearby and her favorite toys (or cats) to keep her company.

Encourage her to rest as much as possible at first.

The surgery  and medications used during and after will take a toll on her. If you have ever had surgery yourself, you know how exhausted you were and you knew what was happening. It’s the same for Sadie but she has no clue who or what all these strange people and places are.

Follow your surgeon’s advice about feeding Sadie after the surgery.

Some dogs may only take a small amount of food or no food at all the night after surgery but will eat normally again the next day.

Administer her pain medication according to your surgeon’s instructions. This will help keep her comfortable during recovery.

Don’t get all silly about strong pain killers – Sadie can’t tell you how much her incision hurts so you have to rely on your surgeon’s advice.

You’ll have to put one of those horrible plastic cone things on her head to keep her from licking the wound.

She will hate it but will get used to it.

Provide whatever wound care your surgeon recommends. But, watch it and don’t hesitate to call if you have concerns or questions.

Depending on how strong you are and  how big Sadie is, you may want to have a cloth sling to help her navigate difficult maneuvers like stairs at first.

At the very least stay near her as she begins to walk around again so you can help if she needs you.

Most important . . .  enjoy your time with Sadie through her recovery and for the rest of her life.

She needs you — you need her. Make it count.

The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.

Our office is located at 265 W. First St., Oswego, NY.

Phone (315) 207-1070.

Email: ochscontact@hotmail.com

Website: www.oswegohumane.org

Because people and pets are good for each other!

Oswego High School presents musical ‘Evita’

OSWEGO, NY – Latin flair and dramatic musical storytelling comes to Oswego High School’s Robinson-Faust Theatre for the Performing Arts in the form of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s flamboyant Broadway musical ‘Evita’ February 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m.

More than 50 high school, middle school, and elementary school students have worked tirelessly since November to perfect their singing, dancing, and characterizations.

Eva  (Emily Hurlbutt) and Colonel Peron (Tyme Baez) prepare for the presentation of “Evita” on the Robinson-Faust stage at Oswego High School.

Eva (Emily Hurlbutt) and Colonel Peron (Tyme Baez) prepare for the presentation of “Evita” on the Robinson-Faust stage at Oswego High School.

The combination of superb scenic and costume design helps bring this epic story to life, while Webber’s iconic songs are sure to keep the audience entertained throughout both performances.

Following the harrowing rise and premature decline of Eva Peron, wife of Argentinian president Juan Peron from 1945-1952, Webber’s musical is packed with exotic tangos and exciting production numbers.

Eva Peron, known by her followers as ‘Evita,’ has continued to captivate the public imagination since her death at age of 33 through her beauty, glamorous lifestyle and ambitious character.

Manipulating her way up from the slums of Junin, Argentina, Eva Peron (Emily Hurlbutt) escapes to the thrilling nightlife of Buenos Aires via her singer-boyfriend Augustin Magaldi (Ryan Smith).

Here she makes a name for herself as a radio star-turned-film actress before meeting Colonel Peron (Tyme Baez) at a charity concert.

Guiding his tenuous political endeavors, Eva joins Peron in courting the vote of the nations’ poor. Securing the presidency brings Eva to the Casa Rosada, the presidential palace, and from the balcony she sings the famous song “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.”

Among the cheering crowd glowers Che (Matt Spaulding), one of the descamisados who voices opposition to the seemingly wasteful spending of the Perons.

A European tour is planned and Eva wings her way through the continent, finding both admiration and loathing from the citizens of Italy, Spain, and France.

She works with a vengeance to expel the hated English aristocracy from Argentina and consolidates wealth in her Foundation Eva Peron which caters to the poor.

As her influence grows, so does her ambition. She reaches desperately for the title of vice president as her body shows signs of distress; she is diagnosed with cancer.

The Argentinian military rejects her desires for a political title and she bids farewell to her people in a final radio broadcast.

Following her death, Peron would be forced from office, having lost the connection to the people; something she had always provided to his campaign.

Garrett Heater directs and Robert Dumas music directs, with choreography by Andrea Colabufo.

Tickets can be reserved by calling 341-2270 and are $15 for reserved and premium seating in the center of the theater or $10 for general admission.

Fitzhugh Park Elementary Spellers Advance to Regional

Fitzhugh Park Elementary Spellers Advance

Fitzhugh Park Elementary Spellers Advance

OSWEGO, NY – The students at the Fitzhugh Park Elementary School competed for the opportunity to earn a position in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee regional.

The top three finishers advancing to the regional competition are (left to right) fifth grader Cassidy Proud (third),  fourth grader Iris McDonnell (first) and sixth grader Gracelyn O’Connor (second).

Conducting the qualifying round  at FPS were Leane Humphreys, Jamie Brancato, Serena Waldron, FPS Principal Donna Simmons and Erin Wilder.

Search Our Archives:

12-Mile Law Enforcement Torch Run Benefits Special Olympics New York

Nearly two dozen members of area law enforcement agencies were pounding the pavement in the heat and humidity for more than two hours straight today (May 26) for a good cause. For decades, police officers throughout Oswego County have participated in the annual “Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.” Cassandra Rucker, director of development, Special Olympics New York Central Region, said, “Today’s run traveled about 12 miles from the Oswego PD to the Fulton PD. We’re raising awareness for the 65,000 Special Olympics athletes of New York.”

Continue reading


Midway Drive-Inn – HUGE ACTION PACKED DOUBLE FEATURE

HUGE ACTION PACKED DOUBLE FEATURE The 2 Biggest Movies of the Year on the Same Program Playing Friday-Saturday-Sunday May 29-30-31 Held over 2nd Big Week AVENGERS: Age of Ultron (PG-13) with: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo 8:55 Fri … Continue reading


New Listing: 4368 Co. Rt. 4, Oswego

Country home on 7 acres in the Town of Scriba

Continue reading


Cop Logs: Sheriff’s Office 05/26/2015

From the files of OCSD

Continue reading


Arleen R. Gordon, 88

It is with profound sadness, we announce the passing of Mrs. Homer Gordon, Arleen Montvid, 88, on Thursday May 21, 2015, in a private Jewish ceremony at Riverside Cemetery.

Continue reading



v3_2014_64