Membership Monday

Membership Monday
The Oswego Players Business After Hours
Wednesday, July 13th
Frances Marion Brown Theater (Fort Ontario)
Stop over and meet the Players, get a tour of the building and have some light refreshments

Oswego Community Roundtable
Tuesday, July 19th
We will have a discussion about the last 6 months and what has been going on in our city.
Canal Commons Conference Room.
Time:  TBD

Business Committee – Oswego
Wedesday, July 20th
Lower Level Conference Room in Canal Commins
Penny Morley, Farnham Drug Intervention Program, Robin Burdick, Oswego County Drug Free Coalition and Chris Weaver, Workforce Development and One-Stop.

Oswego Project Bloom Perc Club
Friday, July 22nd
the riversend bookstore
Our annual Oswego Project Bloom Perc Club recognizing everyone who has put so much effort into beautifing our city.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
– directed by local favorite Richard Mosher!

Featuring an all-star local cast including Steven J. York, Stephanie Johnson & Dan Williams!

Show Synopsis:
All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was London’s longest-running comedy.

“A madcap condensation that features nonstop laughs. Done at a whirlwind pace and with great delight, they are sure to win over even the most skeptical. And there is no doubt that William Shakespeare himself … would approve.” —Daily Variety

Part of the Quality Inn & Suites / Steamers Theatre Series!
Tickets available at The Quality Inn & Suites, Steamers Bar & Grill, Alex’s on the Water, Best Western and online 24/7 at dujourcny.com!

Barnes Joins Step One Creative as Summer Graphic Design Intern
 Step One Creative, an Oswego-based advertising design and public relations firm has announced that Brandon Barnes of Constantia has joined the agency as a summer intern, according to president Shane R. Stepien.

Barnes, who is a native of Constantia, is a junior graphic design major with a minor in audio design and production at SUNY Oswego.  “I am excited to be doing what I love, while being able to learn in a professional setting,” Barnes said. “I plan on using my experiences at Step One Creative to further my academic studies.”

In addition to the internship, Barnes is a resident assistant at SUNY Oswego, and recently made Dean’s list during the spring 2016 semester.

“We look forward to having our design team work closely with Brandon on a variety of projects this summer,” said Stepien. “He has been an active student at SUNY Oswego, and we believe the experience that he will garner from our agency will complement his curriculum.”
Established in 1996, Step One Creative, a division of Step One Communications, LLC, is an advertising design and public relations firm located at the Stevedore Lofts, 317 West First Street, Suite 101, in Oswego, that offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copywriting, web design, and media planning/placement to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York.

For additional information on Step One Creative please call (315) 342-2554 or visit online at www.steponecreative.com.

Brandon Barnes – Step One Creative Intern

The Oswego Players will present “Fools” a riotous comedy by Neil Simon. Make your reservations now for the show. Come to the Business After Hours hosted by the Players in the Frances Marion Brown Theater of the Oswego Civic Arts Center on Wednesday, July 13 from 5- 7 pm and take an up close look at the set for the show, tour the basement of the theater and see how the magic of theater happens. Refreshments will be served.


Local Retailers Participate in Alcoholic Beverage Sticker Shock

WHAT:  Youth from the Youth Creating Change Coalition (YC3) along with adults from the Oswego County Prevention Coalition (formerly known as the Coalition to Combat Adolescent Substance Abuse in Oswego County) will visit various retailers and place stickers on alcoholic beverages to discour-

age individuals from purchasing alcoholic beverages for underage youth.

This prevention initiative is made possible through a Shineman Foundation Grant the Coalition re-

ceived. Pathfinder Bank provided a donation to cover the Coalition’s 1 year membership to the

Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. The sponsorship discounted t-shirts were made at

Zink Screenprinting and Design, using the sticker logo the youth from YC3 designed. The t-shirts the youth will be wearing during the event were paid for by Eagle Beverage.

WHO: Participating Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce member stores within the

Oswego City limits.

WHEN: June 28, 2016

WHERE: Garafolo’s and Bosco’s are welcoming some of our youth from the Coalition to come in their store and place stickers. Bame’s and Oswego Wine & Liquor will place stickers on their packaging/bags. C’s Farm Market, Inc will place window clings in their store.

Eagle Beverage, who promotes drinking responsibly, is supporting this important community col- laborative effort to help keep alcohol out of the hands of our youth.

WHY: To protect our youth from the underage drinking. Most teenagers try drugs and alcohol for the first time during the summer months. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and

Health, June and July are the peak months for teen drinking and drug use. Statistics speak vol- umes: *More than 90% of high-school seniors say that it is easy or very easy to get alcohol. *A teen who begins drinking before the age of fifteen is 7 times more likely to have an alcohol abuse problem later in life than someone who waits until age 21 to drink alcohol, *4,358 people underage 21 die each year from alcohol-related car crashes, homicides, suicides, alcohol poisoning, and other injuries such as falls, burns, and drowning. Please thank all involved for working to protect our youth from the potentially negative consequences of underage drinking.

Oswego attorney Scott DelConte has announced his candidacy for the open Oswego County seat on the New York State Supreme Court, Fifth Judicial District, which includes Onondaga, Oswego, Herkimer, Oneida, Jefferson and Lewis Counties. “I believe my professional and life experiences, proven independence and personal values make me well qualified to serve as a State Supreme Court Justice,” DelConte said.
DelConte is an equity member of the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck and King, PLLC, (Bond), and the Managing Attorney in the firm’s Oswego office. Over the years, his legal work has focused on civil litigation in the State Supreme Court, representing clients in all phases of wide ranging civil disputes, including contract claims, property disputes, products liability, personal injury and medical malpractice. As an advocate, DelConte has handled many special proceedings, accelerated judgments and appeals for his clients, giving him a thorough understanding of the Court and its proceedings. He is also experienced in many other areas of the law, including representing clients in business matters and real estate transactions and working with individuals and families with estate and property planning. In addition, DelConte serves as Chancellor and General Counsel to the Upper New York United Methodist Conference, providing legal counsel on religious property, non-profit corporate governance and First Amendment matters.
Born in Syracuse and raised in Cicero (in northern Onondaga County), DelConte graduated from Cicero-North Syracuse High School and attended Cornell University, where he studied Natural Resources and received his Bachelor of Science degree, with distinction, in 1995. He then studied law at Washington and Lee School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, earning his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, in 1998. After law school, DelConte returned home to Central New York with his wife, Heather, where he started his legal career at Bond, in the firm’s Oswego office. He is admitted to practice law in New York State and before the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the New York federal district courts. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and serves on the Executive Committee of the Oswego County Bar Association as First Vice-President.
DelConte and his wife, Heather, have four children. As a family, they run a farm in the Town of Volney in Oswego County, where they raise registered Hereford beef cattle and rare heritage sheep. DelConte is also an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and hiking. He is an American History enthusiast and an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Oswego.
DelConte has been very involved in his local Oswego County community for many years, serving as Director of the Port City Educational Foundation; volunteer for the Oswego County 4-H Program and Oswego County Fair; and as Trustee, Sunday school teacher and Safe Sanctuaries Director for the First United Methodist Church of Oswego. He is a past Director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Oswego County.
“It would be an honor to continue to serve this community as a State Supreme Court Justice and continue the tradition of great judges in Oswego County,” DelConte said. “I believe that I am ready to be the next independent, fair and hard-working Supreme Court Justice.”

Scott DelConte
St. Luke-Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament Tees Off on August 13th – Proceeds To Benefit St. Luke Family of Caring Resident Programs
The 19th edition of the popular St. Luke-Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament “tees off” on Saturday, August 13th at Battle Island Golf Course. The four-person “Captain & Crew” format attracts both serious and novice golfers alike; but no matter the skill level, the event promises to be another fun-filled day for all participants.

The tournament entry fee is $80.00 per person. The field will be limited to the first twenty-five teams to register. The entry fee includes greens fees, cart, and on-course games, with lunch and awards immediately following at Kristen’s Battle Island Club House Café.

“Proceeds from the charity golf tournament provide direct support to our organization’s “Don’t Stop Wishing” program,” said Greg Osetek, Director of Community Relations at St. Luke. “This important program provides resources that helps enhance the quality of life enjoyed by residents at all four affiliate locations; St. Luke Health Services, Bishop’s Commons, Michaud Residential Health Services and St. Francis Commons. Funds are used to help residents to maintain connections with our community by sponsoring trips, activities and events throughout the year.”

To date, sponsors of the 19th Annual Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament include Environmental Services Specialist Corp; Fulton Savings Bank; Harbor Pharmacy; The Hayner-Hoyt Corporation; IV4, Inc.; Josephine Yang-Patyi, Esq.; Rehab Resources; Sodexo and Usherwood Office Technology.

The Bonadio Group will sponsor a $20,000 Hole-In-One contest; one of the fun and challenging on-course games taking place during the event.

The charity golf tournament honors the late Francis Boyce, first Administrator of St. Luke Health Services and past President of the Board of Directors. An avid golfer, Mr. Boyce helped shape the St. Luke organization during his thirty-five year tenure with the not-for-profit healthcare provider.

For more information about the event, to register to golf or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact the St. Luke Community Relations Department at 342-3166, or visit the St. Luke website at www.stlukehs.com, and click on the “Events” link.

PHOTO CAPTION: A Tune-Up before the Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament: Pictured getting ready for the 9th edition of the St. Luke-Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament is Michaud Residential Health Services resident Harold Pelo; with organizing committee member Mary Costigan, tournament supporter Dick Wheeler and committee member Debbie Hursh. The tournament “tees off” on Saturday, August 13th at Battle Island Golf Course. Register your team today. Proceeds from the event directly supports resident programs at not-for-profit affiliates St. Luke Health Services, Bishop’s Commons, Michaud Residential Health Services and St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence.

Bishop Commons Invites You to a Musical Celebration of The Good Old Summertime with Legendary Entertainer Phil Markert

Bishop’s Commons in Oswego is pleased to welcome the public to a special summer event – legendary performer and radio personality Phil Markert will perform a seasonal musical celebration in their Grand Dining Room on Monday evening July 18th beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The event is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Phil Markert has enjoyed entertaining audiences of all ages for more than 40 years through Radio, TV, Stage and Screen, and thousands of live appearances. Phil has recently retired from a 10-year run on WTAL radio, where he entertained generations of fans with live in-studio piano, colorful yarns and stories, call-ins from the listeners, and both rare and memorable songs from today and yesterday.

Phil now enjoys occasional film and TV appearances, live theater, and his one of a kind “Let Me Entertain You” Show which provides stories, comedy, and of course live piano music and sing-along songs for his audiences.

No reservations are necessary. Tours of the Enriched Housing Residence will be available throughout the evening. Bishop’s Commons is located at 4 Burkle Street. For more information, contact Bishop’s Commons at (315) 349-0799. On the web at www.bcommons.com

PHOTO CAPTION: Bishop Commons Invites You To A Musical Celebration of The Good Old Summertime with Legendary Entertainer Phil Markert. Markert will be perform a selection of summertime favorites on Monday evening July 18th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Dining Room at Bishop’s Commons, 4 Burkle Street in Oswego. The performance is free of charge and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Refreshments will be provided. Anyone seeking more information about the event can contact Bishop’s Commons at (315) 349-0799. On the web at www.bcommons.com

Public Notice for Salmon River
Due to lower than normal reservoir water levels on the Salmon River (South), Brookfield Renewable has announced the Whitewater Recreation Release scheduled for July 9th – 10th is cancelled. The decision to cancel is based on input from members of the Flow Management Advisory Team (FMAT) regarding the adverse impact that the flow increase would have upon an already low reservoir level and the possible effect upon the ability to sustain spawning season flow requirements later this year.
Thank you for your patience during these low water level conditions.
Please use caution and wear a personal flotation device when recreating on or near water. Pay close attention to your surroundings and respect all signage, sirens and barriers.
Always check water conditions before you recreate. One source is www.h2oline.com.
If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or 518-615-9357.

***  Please see attachment for more information on the Oswego Health 5k Run for Your Health ***

to Cre8 Studios and everyone involved for making Oswego’s Independence Day Celebration FANTASTIC!!!