Employees at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA) headquartered in Fulton donated a Christmas tree-full of toys for the Fulton Salvation Army’s Angel Tag holiday toy drive. “Our employees’ enthusiasm for this program is personally inspiring to me and it shows in the large amount of toys they donated,” said Gail Cruse, ESA representative and project coordinator. “We’ve participated with this project for more than a decade and it’s so gratifying to help the Salvation Army brighten up the holidays for children in our area.” ESA also ran a toy collection campaign at its Fulton office for the Oswego County Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots program.
Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice® independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Phoenix, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, N. Syracuse and Walworth. The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000.
Employees at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA) headquarters in Fulton donated a Christmas tree-full of toys for the Fulton Salvation Army’s Angel Tag holiday toy drive. “In this challenging economy, ESA employees stepped up and donated an even greater amount of toys this year,” said Gail Cruse, ESA representative and project coordinator. “We’ve participated with this project for more than a decade and it’s so gratifying to help the Salvation Army brighten up the holidays for children in our area.” Eastern Shore employees showing some of the toys collected are, from left: Michelle Malone, customer service representative; and Linzy Bidwell, reception.
Eastern Shore Associates Insurance is an independent Trusted Choice® agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Camillus, Oswego, Pulaski, Phoenix, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, Walworth and Felt Mills. ESA’s main office is in Fulton at 598-6000 and on-line at www.esainsurance.com.
OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Salvation Army got into the Halloween spirit by hosting its annual Spooktacular recently.
The Oswego Corps of The Salvation Army continues to celebrate next week.
It will hold a community breakfast on Nov. 9 at 8 a.m. at The American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St., to celebrate 125 years of service in Oswego.
Individual tickets and corporate tables are available and can be arranged by calling 315-343-9692.
Reservations should be made by Monday.
Proceeds of the breakfast will support the services of the Army in Oswego.
Proclamations from the county and city will be presented and Major Donald Hostetler, commander of the Empire State Division of The Salvation Army, will address the gathering.
OSWEGO, NY – The Oz Roller Girls, the community’s new flat-track women’s roller derby league, has blocked out time to address a number of community causes, from hunger to veteran support to animal welfare.
Leading up to their first bout, the team mounted a food drive to support the Oswego Salvation Army food services that help hungry families in the community.
Thanks to a generous response, the team could deliver many bags of non-perishable food.
The Oz Roller Girls’ first bout, on April 23 vs. the Crown City Royal Pains, designated a portion of proceeds to support the local Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic.
In addition to scoring a victory in their home debut, the organization raised $196 to support the clinic.
For the next bout, May 14 in Oswego’s Crisafulli Rink, Oz chose the Oswego County Humane Society as its designated charity.
In a doubleheader, starting at 6 p.m., the Oz Roller Girls will take on Watertown’s Black River Rollers as well as debut a pair of intra-league teams, the Port City Sirens and the Nukes of Hazzard.
A portion of proceeds and an ongoing collection will support a spay/neuter clinic.
For more information on the Oz Roller Girls, event tickets or ways the league supports the community, visit www.ozrollergirls.com
OSWEGO, NY – The next Salvation Army Guest Chef dinner will feature Minetto United Methodist Church members serving up a turkey dinner with all the fixings.
It will be held at the Salvation Army’s newly renovated building, 73 W. Second St.
The hours will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The cost of the dinners is $8.50 for adults, $5 for kids and kids under 5 free.
OSWEGO, New York – The employees and staff at Sunrise Residential Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Oswego made the holidays a little brighter this year for the local community and Oswego Salvation Army with their annual holiday canned food drive, according to Sharon Kirk, Director of Recreation Therapy at Sunrise.
“This was about reaching out to our community through our local Salvation Army and helping those in need in any way that we could,” said Kirk. “There is such a demand for outreach in this community, and our employees were very pleased to be able to once again contribute to the Army.” According to Kirk, the employees were able to participate in “Jean Days” at the Sunrise facility on Mondays and Fridays leading up to the holiday season, in exchange for them making donations to Sunrise’s annual holiday canned food drive.“It was great for the staff to see how their efforts could benefit area individuals and families in need this holiday,” she said.
Sunrise Administrator Joe Murabito also recognized the important partnership with the Oswego Salvation Army, one that he said has included Sunrise owners Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Castaldo for decades. “Our involvement in advocacy opportunities like the canned food drive through the Salvation Army is not only important to the employees, but a strong component of our mission as an organization in this community,” Murabito said. “The Castaldo family have been supporters of the Oswego Chapter of the Salvation Army for years, and Mrs. Castaldo even served on their advisory board for over two decades.” “It’s a longstanding relationship and commitment that remains foremost for Sunrise,” he added.
According to Major Corinne Hayes of the Oswego Salvation Army, the outreach on the part of Sunrise and their employees was very helpful this holiday.
“Our kettles, toy donations, and non-perishable foods were all slightly down again this year,” Hayes said. “So, the organizations that stepped up for this community like Sunrise Residential Healthcare, truly helped brighten the holidays for those that we may not have been able to support otherwise.”
Sunrise Residential Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is a family-owned and operated, 120-bed long-term and sub-acute care facility located at 17 Sunrise Terrace in Oswego. The center offers long-term care; full rehabilitation services including: physical, occupational and speech therapy; post-surgical orthopedic care; respiratory care; and additional acute care services. Sunrise is made up of a team of registered and licensed nurses, physical/occupational/speech/recreational therapists, social workers and dieticians. For additional information please call (315) 342-4790.
The Oswego Salvation Army, located at 73 West Second Street, is part of the International Salvation Army organization, which is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. The local citadel provides food, education, services and spiritual support to the local community. For additional information on the Oswego Salvation Army please call (315) 343-6491.
OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Salvation Army is hosting the final Guest Chef Dinner of the year on Dec. 1 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
The Army’s famous “Roast Beef Dinner” will be served by the Mystery Chefs behind the Salvation Army curtain.
The public is invited to take a break from holiday shopping to meet the Mystery Chefs and to sit down and enjoy a delicious meal at the newly renovated Army facility at 73 W. Second St.
Take-out meals are also available for diners’ convenience.
The Mystery Chefs are “seen” behind their assistants: Paul Santore, newly elected advisory board chair; Queenie O’Neil Sands, advisory board member; and Captain Ken Hayes and Major Corrine Hayes.
The dinner event has become a popular fund-raising effort for the community and Army volunteers.
Each year, a special roast beef dinner is served.
The funds help support the operations of the local Citidal.
“This year the need is great.” noted Santore.
Dinner tickets are $8.50 each, $5 for ages 6-12 and children under 5 years old are free.
For more information contact the Salvation Army office at 343.6491.
This fall was slightly warmer than average. And, even though we received more snowfall than normal, it was drier as well. The warmth will linger into the first days of winter and may result in a green Christmas.
As the year draws to a close, and as director of CNY Arts Center, I get to reflect on all that has happened in a year that ended on an upswing! I am humbled and grateful more than I can express for the passion and encouraging participation of this community. It’s my privilege to acknowledge the heart and commitment of an army of volunteers who continue to show up!
SUNY Oswego has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s list of 100 best values in public colleges for 2015. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.
The shop features item from the H. Lee White Maritime Museum, Fort Ontario, Richardson-Bates House Museum, Oswego Railroad Museum, Scriba Historical Society and more. The hours are noon – 5 p.m. from now until Christmas Eve with the exception of Sunday when the shop is closed. The shop offers souvenirs and memorabilia from museums and historical societies from around the county.
The Live Love Life blood drive in honor of Cooper Levine will be held for the second time on December 30. This year’s event is slated for the Oswego Elks Lodge at 132 W. Fifth St., Oswego, from noon to 6 pm. More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.