The sounds of the holiday season will once again be heard at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the annual Fulton Community Band Christmas Concert in the G. Ray Bodley High School auditorium, said Steve Chirello, president of the Fulton Music Association (FMA).
The Fulton Community Band will be featured performing several new arrangements and old favorites including Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” “Sounds of Christmas Joy,” “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” “Great Songs of Christmas,” “The Hallelujah Chorus,” and more. The band will also perform “A Christmas Auld Lang Syne” in remembrance of Jack Walsh and Muriel Allerton. The Roamin’ Catholic Choir, under the direction of Dolores Walrath, will be also be singing in the concert and will feature “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” ‘Christmas in 3 Minutes,” and more.
“The evening will end with a rousing Christmas carol sing-along with the band, the choir, the Hamer Sing-a-long group and the audience, Chirello said.
Everyone in the community is invited to attend this free concert, Chirello said.
For additional information, call 342-2294.
The G. Ray Bodley Class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion on August 9 and 10.
On Aug. 9, there will be an informal get together at Battle Island Golf Course beginning at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvers and a cash bar.
August 10, will feature a buffet dinner with cash bar at Tavern on the Lock, 24 S. First St., Fulton, beginning at 5 p.m.
“Live entertainment throughout the evening will feature music we might still be able to remember,” said Tim Carroll, a reunion organizer. The dinner menu includes: carved prime rib, penne with vodka sauce, herb encrusted chicken, baked white fish, rosemary red roasted potatoes, hot vegetable and salads.
The cost is $35 per person for dinner. The deadline for reservations is July 25. Contact Tim Carroll at 598-9150, Cindy McEwen Heagerty at 402-2259 or Jill Hackett Bixby at 744-3675 to let us know you’re attending.
Checks should be made out to Tim Carroll and sent to 458 County Route 85, Fulton, NY 13069.
Information is also available on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GRayBodleyClassOf73?ref=hl or contact reunion organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org .
“Please spread the word to other classmates and join us that weekend,” Carroll said. “We miss you!!”
Continuing the 25-year tradition, “Living Stations” will be presented March 22 at 7 p.m. in the G. Ray Bodley High School Auditorium. This dramatization of “The Way of the Cross” is the traditional Catholic prayer of Jesus’ passion as it portrays the final hours leading to His crucifixion.
In the “Living Stations” local youth take on the roles of the various people in the traditional 14 scenes of the Stations of the Cross. Each scene features a series of readings and meditations and is a visual reminder of Christ’s suffering. Mark Pollock will portray Jesus and Vanessa Langdon will portray Mary. Choral works are under the direction of Dolores Walrath. The evening’s performance is free and open to the public.
The U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division Band from Fort Drum and the Fulton Community Band will perform a free concert in honor of Veterans Day, on Nov. 3, sponsored by the Fulton Music Association (FMA); it was announced by Steve Chirello, president.
The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the G. Ray Bodley High School auditorium. The Fulton Community Band and the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division Band will perform two separate programs and combine for several numbers.”
Selections scheduled for performance by the 10th Mountain Band include: Liberty Fanfare; National Anthem; Fnugg Blue, March 1941, West Side Story, The Flag Still Flies High and American Soldier. The 10th Mountain and Fulton Community Band will together perform: American Salute; Armed Forces on Parade; and Stars and Stripes Forever March.
The Fulton Community Band will perform: The Great Race; Band of Brothers; Glenn Miller in Concert; Elegy For The U.S.S. Arizona; Lord of the Dance and The Black Granite.
The 10th Mountain Division Band is based out of Fort Drum, NY and is commanded by Chief Warrant Officer Two Timothy Wallace. Since 9/11, the band has provided musical and operational support while being deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation KFOR, Pakistan for support in response to the earthquake that rocked the area in 2005, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and 3 deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. These professional Soldier-Musicians are trained and ready to deploy anywhere in the world.
Stateside, the musicians of the 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry Band provide a wide range of musical support for the Soldiers, as well as the citizens, of the North Country. In addition to Marching and Ceremonial Band, the 10th Mountain Division Band can also field an array of diverse performing groups such as: Rock Band, Jazz Combo, Brass Quintet, and many other smaller ensembles.
The Fulton Music Association is dedicated to promoting music in our schools and community, Chirello said.For further information, call Carol Fox at 591-3392
Continuing a 24-year tradition, “Living Stations” will be presented Friday evening, April 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the G. Ray Bodley High School Auditorium. The evening’s performance is free and open to the public.
This dramatization of “The Way of the Cross” is the traditional Catholic prayer of Jesus’ passion as it portrays the final hours leading to His crucifixion. In the “Living Stations” local youth take on the roles of the various people in the traditional 14 scenes of the Stations of the Cross. Each scene features a series of readings and meditations and is a visual reminder of Christ’s suffering. Choral works are under the direction of Dolores Walrath. For information, contact Sue Tallents, 593-3225.
G. Ray Bodley High School in the Fulton City School District recently inducted 48 new members in the Joseph Compolieta Chapter of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held at the High School. NHS promotes the recognition of students, juniors and/or seniors, based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Scholarship is based on academic achievement and students must have an average of at least 89.5% to be considered for membership. In addition to academic eligibility, potential candidates should also be involved in school and/or community related activities, be responsible, dependable, resourceful, and uphold principals of morality and ethics.
Following a welcome by NHS president Elyse Cianfarano, Chelsea Avery, Clarissa Bawarski, Bella DeGelorm and Morgan Stafford sang the National Anthem and Alma Mater for G. Ray Bodley High School. GRB Principal Brian Buchanan congratulated not only the inductees but also acknowledged the many great supporters who helped the new members achieve this honor – their families and teachers.
Chapter officers conducted the ceremony inducting the new members with readings on the four precepts of National Honor Society and listed the new members’ accomplishments and achievements, including their record of community service, as each new name was announced.
The 2010/2011 inductees included: Christopher Abbott, Nicholas Abelgore, Bernice Bartlett, Jeanette Bartlett, Alex Bateman, Alex Bawarski, Michaela Best, Daniel Bolster, Jessica Briggs, Madeline Clark, Ryann Crofoot, Nathan Deavers, Neil Devendorf, Kayla Distin, Lindsey Dopp, Josh Drake, Hannah Dunsmoor, Emily Ervin, Sara Erwin, Casey Fraser, Brian Garrett, Andrea Gould, Rachel Guernsey, Nathan Hawthorne, Nathan Hudson, David Johnson, Erika Johnson, Lyndsey Ladd, Kassandra McCann, Anna McKay, Carson Metcalf, Eric Naioti, Shaun O’Connor, Ashlynn Palmitesso, Darlene Pappalardo, Morgan Parkhurst, Jordan Rizzo, Alyssa Scruton, Haley Shatrau, Sophie Sorbello, Danielle Stone, Patrick Sullivan, Daniel Summerville, Amanda Tetro, Kelsie VanBuren, Daniel Wahl, Emily Whitmore, and Ashley Woodcock.
The new inductees joined senior members: Chelsea Avery, Mark Bailey, Clare Bawarski, Megan Beckwith, Erik Bierbrauer, Scott Bullard, Elyse Cianfarano, Alexa Sugan Compson, Tyler Crandall, Bella DeGelorm, Jenna Doherty, Philip field, Gregory Fobes, Kirsten Francis, Hunter Gorton, Meagan Halstead, Kayla Hanczyk, Drew Harmon, Emily Higgins, Katelyn Holbrook, Katie Jones, Kali Kearns, Olivia Knierman, Brandee LaClair, Brittany Lamie, Angelina Lewchanin, James McKay, Bridget McKnight, Brenna Merry, Abbey Mirabito, Wesley Morse, Sara Nelson, Kara Pafumi, Sarah Perwitz, Kimberly Rose, Colin Shannon, Darci Sorbello, Morgan Stafford, Nicholas Tallents, Craig Weaver, Mark Wettering, Brett Williams, and Krysta Woodcock.
The National Honor Society was established in 1921 to recognize outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. For more information about the Joseph Compolieta Chapter of the National Honor Society, contact advisors Sue Ryan and Bonnie Morse at GRB.
G. Ray Bodley (GRB) High School in the Fulton City School District has received a $750 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational alliance program to support the school’s science program. Mark Giovannetti, owner of Babcock Oil Co. Inc. worked with school officials to secure the grant, which is one of 2,400 available to schools across the country served by Exxon or Mobil stations. The grants were made possible by funding from the ExxonMobil Corporation.
“GRB works hard to make learning interesting and fun,” said Giovannetti. “As a Mobil retailer, I am proud to help the young people of Fulton.
The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon and Mobil retailers with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools. ExxonMobil believes that, as members of the community, local retailers are best qualified to work with local educators to help identify schools and programs most in need of support.
Giovanetti met stringent eligibility criteria before applying for and being awarded this grant, including having a commitment to provide a superior buying experience for customers.
With new leadership in place in the Pulaski Academy and Central School District, the community recently had a chance to meet the new superintendent and chat with him about his experience in education and the qualities he brings to the district. Brian Hartwell, who began his service as superintendent in August, said the Pulaski community has welcomed him with open arms.
A second fatal MVA this week has claimed the life of a Pennellville woman. According to state police, Barbara Weakley died Wednesday as a result of a crash on State Route 49 shortly after 5 p.m. Her husband, Eugene, was driving. He is reportedly in critical condition.
Salmon River Alpacas of Pulaski will be among competitors from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions at the 2014 nationally-certified Empire Alpaca Extravaganza at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse on October 25-26.
Lee E. Loomis, 90, of Palermo, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening September 30, 2014, at Francis House.
It may have been after school hours, but the hallways of Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School were bottlenecked Sept. 30 as hundreds of parents, students and teachers showed up for the school’s universal pre-kindergarten to second-grade open house.