Now chairman and chief executive officer of W.R. Grace & Co., Alfred “Fred” Festa gained experience and acumen as he ascended the management ranks over two decades with General Electric, Allied Signal, ICG Commerce and Morgenthaler Private Equity Partners.
On December 8, Lake Ontario Commandery No 32 and Watertown Commandery No. 11 welcomed Sir Knight Kenneth I. Sussman, Grand Commander New York Grand Commandery, for its annual Christmas Toast at Lake City Lodge in Oswego.
SUNY Oswego and a well-known communications university in Beijing recently signed an agreement that could send as many as 20 Chinese students a year to Oswego to complete their undergraduate degrees in broadcasting and mass communications, journalism and public relations.
Catholic Charities Emergency Services assistant Danielle Lundy and Executive Director Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow accepted a donation to the agency’s food pantry from Rob Maher of Family Video, 104 W. Broadway in Fulton. Family Video donated 11 turkeys for Christmas food baskets.
A grassroots group has sprung up in the Port City to ensure those who need warm clothing this winter can have some. “I’m not sure how it all started, except that Bernadet Pryor is the mind behind it. She goes out of her way to help as many people as she can,” said Terry Moody. The group will be having another free clothing giveaway this Saturday at the Grace Lutheran Church.