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For Sale: 310 Highland St., Fulton

310 Highland Street – Fulton, NY 13069


Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home.


Nicely done 3 bedroom , 2 bath house, with 1 bath and 1 bedroom on the first floor.

Large living room with pellet stove, computer nook , eat in kitchen, a formal dinning room with sky lights, a mud room and laundry room finish off the first floor.

Upstairs has with 2 bedrooms and full bath.

Outside is a deck that goes out to Large yard with 16×15 storage shed.

See more information about 310 Highland St., Fulton

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Contact Christine Tombolillo

Licensed NYS Real Estate Salesperson

342-5000 x709 (office) – 315-591-7855 (cell)

or email christine@askfitzre.com



OVIA Insurance Employees Assist with Fulton Little League Field Clean Up Day

FULTON, NY – Employees of the Fulton Office of OVIA Insurance Agencies were on hand recently at Fulton Kiwanis Kidhaven Park for the Fulton Little League “Field Clean Up Day.”

From left are OVIA employees: Debbie Hausele, Sue Balcom, Amanda Serow, Jim Poindexter and Amy Shaw.

From left are OVIA employees: Debbie Hausele, Sue Balcom, Amanda Serow, Jim Poindexter and Amy Shaw.

OVIA Insurance Agencies has traditionally sponsored a team in the Fulton Little League, and this season wanted to assist with the field clean up.

According to Jim Poindexter, Vice President of OVIA Insurance Agencies, one of the employees’ spouse even donated his time this spring to renovate the inside of the concession stand.

Amy Shaw Joins OVIA Fulton Office

Oswego, NY – Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies (OVIA) has announced that Amy Shaw has joined their Fulton office as a commercial lines manager, according to OVIA Treasurer Vern Drohan.

Amy Shaw is shown pictured recently with Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies (OVIA) Vice President Jim Poindexter. Shaw has joined the Fulton office of OVIA as a commercial lines manager.

Amy Shaw is shown pictured recently with Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies (OVIA) Vice President Jim Poindexter. Shaw has joined the Fulton office of OVIA as a commercial lines manager.

“Amy brings a strong working knowledge and talent to our commercial insurance division at OVIA, and she will help our company continue to provide strong support services to our customers and sustain the business growth we have seen,” said Drohan. “We are happy to have her join our OVIA team.”

Ms. Shaw is a Fulton-native, and graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School.  She will provide OVIA with 13 years of insurance experience working with both personal and commercial lines of insurance.

Ms. Shaw most recently worked at other independent agencies in Fulton and Syracuse, New York.

She can be reached at Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies (OVIA), 60 South First Street, Fulton, New York, at (315) 598-4278.

OVIA was founded upon the merger of three longstanding independent insurance agencies that have provided services to their communities since the late 1800’s. Dowd & Harrington, Inc., Streeter & Van Sanford, Inc., and the Hollister Agency merged to form Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies.  Today, OVIA operates five offices in Oswego and Onondaga Counties including Oswego, Fulton, Phoenix, Brewerton, Mexico, and Clayton.

For more information on OVIA visit www.insureit.com.

Commercial Property for Sale: 570 State Route 481- Fulton NY – $217,000

570 State Route 481 Fulton NY


Commercial property in high-traffic area.


This property has numerous possibilities and is located in a high-traffic area on 481 in Fulton, NY near restaraunts, retailers, banks, and more! At 4,942 square feet, this property has a large parking lot, a grade-level door for loading, and a secure fenced area for outdoor sales and storage.

For more information, visit our website www.askfitz.com

Call Brendan Benson 342-5000 (office) – 315-256-4066

or email brendan@askfitz.com


Thank You For Supporting The Farnham Unplugged at 40: Rock The Arts Event!

On behalf of Farnham Family Services, our Board of Directors, and staff… I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who made our 2011 Farnham Unplugged at 40: Rock The Arts Halloween Bash such a huge success this past October 29th!

The event, which included an amazing performance by artist David Garibaldi, live music from Vitamin X, Doc Apple and The Love Volcanoes, a silent and live art auction, Halloween costume contest, great food, and much, much more… was truly one to remember.

We would like to thank David Garibaldi and his road manager, Dave Shults, for being a part of our special 40th anniversary fundraiser and the incredible CNY bands that rocked the event… thank you!

We also had over 60 art items of various mediums, donated by local artisans, with a retail value of over $10,000.  Thank you to each of the artisans… all of the restaurants and merchants that donated an in-kind gift to the event… and our 50 sponsors, including major sponsors: The Palladium Times, TK99/KRock, Pathfinder Bank, Step One Creative, Alliance Bank, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Constellation Energy, Best Western Captain’s Quarters, Take 2 Visual Media, The Oswegonian, Lamar Outdoor, OswegoCountyToday.com, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, Lakeside Artisans, Oswego City School District/Oswego County BOCES Arts in Education, and Oswego County Weeklies, who helped us have such a successful event through their continued advocacy and donations to our mission.

Thank you to our emcee Tommy Ciappa for doing such a great job at the event, and to Mary Ciappa and her staff at the American Foundry for the wonderful food and use of their facility for the night!

Also, thank you to Bill Barry and the sound crew for making the bands and David sound amazing and the stage production incredible!

A special thanks to Farnham’s staff, board members, and other volunteers who worked diligently to make the event such a success!

And, finally, THANK YOU to the community members that attended, shared in the evening activities with us, and supported our silent and live art auctions. From the feedback we’ve gathered, everyone walked away in amazement… once again!

Through all of your various levels of support, Farnham Family Services brought in thousands of dollars to help our overall mission, as well as our school based prevention counseling programs, which reach thousands of Oswego County students every year.  Our community has never failed to support those in need, and still remains supportive even during these difficult economic times.

We are deeply grateful for your recognition and support of Farnham’s ongoing goal to eliminate alcohol and drug abuse in our community.

Thank you!

Jeanne Unger, Executive Director, Farnham Family Services

Erik Cole, NHL Players and Former Oswego State Lakers to Play Game July 23rd at SUNY Oswego Campus Center Ice Arena

Oswego, NY – Hockey enthusiasts will get a chance to see Oswego-native Erik Cole and other NHL and former Oswego State Laker hockey players up close and on the ice Saturday, July 23rd at 7 p.m. at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center Ice Arena.

Cole, a Stanley Cup Champion, U.S. Olympian and forward with the NHL Montreal Canadiens, will join former teammates Joe Corvo and Justin Peters, as well as Fulton-native Rob Schremp on the ice to showcase their hockey skills. Former Oswego State Laker Hockey Players Kyle McCutcheon, Brendan McLaughlin, Stephen Mallaro, Kyle Gunn-Taylor, Owen Kelly, and Matt Vashaw, as well as Dream Big Director Kevin Caraccioli and Bauer Hockey representative Tim Parr are also slated to participate.

The NHL Exhibition Game is part of the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf and Hockey Classic slated for this upcoming weekend in Oswego.

The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation was established in 2007 by Cole to support youth hockey programs, as well as children who are suffering from cancer and other diseases.

Admission is a donation of $5.00 per person for adults and children are free. A commemorative Dream Big wrist band will be provided upon entrance, and the admission price includes the NHL Player Exhibition game, Hockey Hall of Fame Exhibit, and The Zambonis concert, as well as a chance to win a game worn 2011 Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation NHL Player Autographed Jersey.

“What an incredible weekend we have scheduled at the Campus Center Ice Arena,” said Kevin Caraccioli, Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf and Hockey Classic Event Organizer. “Not every day do you get to see Erik and other NHL players skate in person. Well here is a great chance to see them, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Zambonis and some great youth hockey players!”

According to Caraccioli, Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation merchandise will also be available for purchase, and concessions stands will be open on Saturday and Sunday at the Campus Center. The Hockey Hall of Fame Exhibit will be available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the Zambonis will be in concert during the NHL Exhibition Game starting at 7 p.m.

“We really wanted to provide the kids and their families with an ‘all things hockey’ experience over the weekend,” said Cole. “And, I think we really accomplished that this year. “We welcome the community to come out to the Campus Center Ice Arena and support the Dream Big Foundation,” he added.
Erik Cole
is a native of Oswego, New York and current forward with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is in his tenth NHL season and first with Montreal. Cole was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes as the 71st overall pick in the third round of the 1998 NHL Entry. Prior to joining the Hurricanes, Cole played for Clarkson University and the Cincinnati Cyclones of the IHL. After six years in Carolina, he was traded to Edmonton in July 2008, but re-acquired by Carolina in March 2009 as part of a three-team trade. Cole signed a two-year contract with the Hurricanes in July 2009, and just this past month a 4-year contract with the Canadiens. Cole was a member of the 2006 Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes and represented the United States at the 2006 Winter Olympics and the 2005 and 2007 IIHF World Championships. Cole has played in 620 career NHL games and has 184 goals and 206 points during that tenure.

Erik Cole Fast Fact: Erik’s first youth hockey team was the Oswego Sub Shop.

Joe Corvo
was born in Oak Park, Illinois and was recently acquired by the Boston Bruins. He is in his ninth NHL season and first with Boston. Corvo, a defenseman, began his career in Los Angeles after being drafted by the LA Kings in the fourth-round draft pick (83rd overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. After two years with the Kings, Corvo signed a four-year contract with the Ottawa Senators, before being traded in 2008 to the Carolina Hurricanes. While playing for the Hurricanes Corvo became the third defensemen in Hartford Whalers/Carolina franchise history to record a hat trick. After a brief stint with the Washington Capitols in 2010, Corvo returned to Carolina this past year, before being traded this past month to the Bruins. Corvo has played in 568 career NHL games and has 79 goals and 179 assists.

Joe Corvo Fast Fact: Joe was an outstanding baseball player and attended pro camps with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field and the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park.

Rob Schremp
is a native of Fulton, New York and played this past season for the Atlanta Thrashers (now known as the Winnipeg Jets) and New York Islanders. Schremp grew up in New York and then took his hockey career to Canada. He spent his major junior years in the Ontario Hockey League and then spent his rookie career as a Mississauga Ice Dog. After scoring 26 goals and 74 points, Schremp was named OHL Rookie of the Year in 2003. After a few games in the 2003-2004 season, Schremp became a London Knight and led them to their only Memorial Cup. In 2004 he was a first round pick (25th overall) in the NHL Entry Draft to the Edmonton Oilers. Schremp made his NHL debut during the 2006-07 season against the Minnesota Wild. After playing primarily with the Springfield Falcons during the 2007 and 2008 seasons, he was claimed by the Islanders. Schremp had 10 goals and 12 assists in 45 games this past year before being acquired by Atlanta. Schremp has played in 114 career NHL games and has 20 goals and 34 assists.

Rob Schremp Fast Fact: Schremp scored what was nominated as the “Goal of the Year” in the NHL on January 6, 2010 at Colorado, when he caught a puck, released it from his glove and batted it out of mid-air over Avalanche goalie Craig Anderson.


Justin Peters is a native of Blyth, Ontario, Canada and is currently a goalie in the Carolina Hurricane organization. He just completed his second season as the back up goalie to Cam Ward in Carolina. A 2004 Second Round Draft Pick (38th overall) by the Hurricanes, Peters first played in the Ontario Hockey League with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors and the Plymouth Whalers. After being drafted in 2004, he started his professional career in 2006 with the Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate, the Albany River Rats, and their ECHL partner Florida Everblades. In 2010, Carolina called up Peters from the River Rats and Peters made his NHL goalie debut against the New York Islanders with a 3-1 win and 34 saves. Peters has played in 21 career NHL games with nine wins and 584 saves.

Justin Peters Fast Fact: Justin played for the Canadian team at the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic, stopping 9 of 11 shots in the second period of Canada’s 10-9 shootout victory.

For more information regarding the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic, please call (315) 887-0256, or visit ecdreambig.com.


Farnham Family Services Calling on Local Artists for Benefit

A sampling of artwork is shown pictured from the 2009 Farnham Unplugged: Rock the Arts Silent Art Auction. Local artists throughout Central New York are being asked to assist with Farnham’s 2011 Rock the Arts event this upcoming October 29th at the American Foundry by donating artwork to the auction. All proceeds will benefit the non-profit agency’s 2011-12 Campaign Appeal and their Farnham Family Services Student Assistance Programs.

Oswego, NY – Farnham Family Services will hold a silent art auction as part of their 40th Anniversary event Farnham Unplugged at 40: Rock The Arts Halloween Bash scheduled for Saturday, October 29th at 6:00 p.m. at The American Foundry in Oswego.

Local artists throughout Central New York are being asked to assist with the event by donating artwork to the auction. All proceeds will benefit the non-profit agency’s 2011-12 Campaign Appeal and their Farnham Family Services Student Assistance Programs.

“We’re excited about once again showcasing the talented artisans that we have in the area,” said Jeanne M. Unger, MS, Executive Director of the Oswego-based non-profit, chemical dependence outpatient substance abuse clinic, with prevention and school-based student assistance counseling services. “Their help with the art auction will directly benefit the families and children of Central New York.”

According to Unger, the silent art action will be another opportunity for Farnham to bring in much needed funds for their ever growing services, and for artisans to display their work to the community.

All donated artwork for the event will be accepted/selected at the discretion of the Farnham Event Committee. All types of artwork, sculptures, photography, etc. are encouraged for submission/consideration.

The Farnham Unplugged at 40: Rock The Arts Halloween Bash will be this year’s largest fundraising benefit for their Changing Lives Capital Appeal. The agency’s goal for 2011-2012 is $50,000.

In addition to the art auction, the event will be headlined this year once again by Los Angeles-native and artist David Garibaldi.  He appeared at the very successful 2009 Farnham Rock The Arts Event. His world-renowned Rhythm and Hue show, which now tours with the Blue Moon Group, is a performance art show where Garibaldi creates 6-foot portraits of pop icons in minutes to music.  Garibaldi’s unique show is extremely versatile and has been featured with celebrities like Carlos Santana; utilized by Fortune 500 companies like AT&T, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charities, and used as a platform to motivate students and employees of various organizations. Visit him online at www.garibaldiarts.com.

A variety of other CNY musicians and performances are also being planned.

According to Unger, Farnham Family Services is also calling on individuals, businesses, and corporate partners, to help their non-profit organization continue to “change lives” in the Central New York community by considering a bequest in the way of a donation or by attending their annual event.

For more information on how to donate a piece of artwork for the event please feel free to contact their offices at (315) 342-4489.

To join on as a sponsor of this year’s Farnham Unplugged at 40: Rock The Arts Halloween Bash please call Step One Creative at (315) 342-2554.

Established in 1971, Farnham Family Services is a United Way agency that offers prevention services, school-based student assistance and treatment services to all residents of Oswego and surrounding counties. All services are licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Farnham’s professionally certified staff is comprised of competent and skillful individuals who are continually updated with training through conferences and workshops.

Families or individuals interested in learning more about Farnham Family Services please call (315) 342-4489 or visit them online at www.farnhaminc.org.

OCO Registering Teams for Bowl-A-Fun Event

Ready to Roll! Members of Oswego County Opportunities’ Bowl-A-Fun Committee gathered at Lakeview Lanes recently to make final plans for the 10th anniversary event, set for Saturday, April 2, at the bowling alley on Route 3 in Fulton. Lakeview Lanes owner Mike Tryniski (3rd from right) joined committee members shown pictured from left to right: Lynne Boyce, Dan Sanders, Sandy Wells, Denise Russell and Toni Ross. Now’s the time to register teams for Bowl-A-Fun; call 598-4717 or visit OCO’s website at www.oco.org. Deadline is March 25. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit OCO programs and services.

Oswego, NY – Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. (OCO) is preparing for its 10th Annual Bowl-A-Fun on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton, according to Diane Cooper-Currier, Executive Director at OCO.

OCO is accepting registrations through March 25 for five-person teams. There is a choice of two flights: 1-3:15 pm or 3:30-5:45 pm; first come, first served so register early. Registration forms are available on OCO’s website, www.oco.org. If you need help with registration, please contact OCO at 598-4717. Cost is just $15 per bowler, or $75 per team. However, individual bowlers and teams are encouraged to raise additional money through pledges; there is a pledge form on the website. Prizes will be awarded for the two bowlers who bring in the most pledge money.

“Bowl-A-Fun is OCO’s major fundraiser, and all proceeds benefit OCO programs and services,” Cooper-Currier stated. “But even more than that, it’s our annual opportunity to increase awareness about our mission and the positive impacts on the people and the communities we serve. There will be displays and information on hand from our many programs and services, as well as staff-created video clips about making a difference.”

The 10th Anniversary Bowl-A-Fun event features a variety of exciting free activities, including a 45th Anniversary Birthday Bash for OCO.  The Golden Opportunities Raffle Drawing winners also will be announced at the event.

“We encourage the community to consider registering a bowling team for the April event,” said Cooper-Currier. “We still have some openings and it’s going to be a wonderful birthday celebration for OCO, a great fundraiser, and just lots of fun for everyone.”

According to Cooper-Currier, the community is invited even if they’re not bowling, and she encourages families and friends to stop in anytime between 1 and 6 pm and enjoy the following:

¨     Cheer for your favorite bowlers

¨     Live music

¨     Check out the activities for kids

¨     Enter to win the 50/50 raffle and gift basket auctions

¨     Have some cake and punch to celebrate OCO’s 45th anniversary

¨     Take an OCO bus tour around the community to see some of the agency’s many program locations

¨     Be there when the Golden Opportunities raffle winners are announced at 5:30 pm

The event committee will present some fun trophies for the highest scoring teams in each flight, as well as the high individual scores for women and men on each flight. New this year will be a “Team Spirit” award for the best theme at each flight.

Businesses that would like to sponsor the Bowl-A-Fun by sending a team, making a monetary donation, or donating a door prize or gift basket may contact Denise Russell in Human Resources, 598-4717 ext. 1045.

Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. (OCO) is a private, nonprofit human service agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.  Over a year’s time, OCO touches the lives of nearly 28,000 people in Oswego County. Their ongoing efforts provide educational services to the young, support for our youth, assistance for the homeless, meals for the elderly, health care for the whole family, guidance for those diagnosed with a mental illness, housing for the disabled, safety for the abused, as well as transportation.

For additional information on Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. please visit www.oco.org or call (315) 598-4717.

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