Today’s News: Orchestra trip a success, despite rain; Lalik takes Class A title for Raider tennis; The yearbooks are coming: June 4; and more in today’s edition of The Raider – written by students in the GR Bodley Journalism Club and Journalism class.
“Madame Guimaraes is a legendary woman in Oswego history, with a rags to riches tale,” said Justin White, OCHS board trustee and Oswego County Historian. Local author Ann Callaghan Allen profiles the businesswoman’s story in “The Extraordinary Life and Tragic Death of Madame Malvina Guimaraes.”
New York Sea Grant will host a Managing Great Lakes Residential Shorelines workshop for the owners of residential property along the shoreline of Oswego, Cayuga, Wayne and Monroe counties on June 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fair Haven Beach State Park, Sabin Hall, 14985 State Park Road, Sterling, NY.
The Administrative Services Committee gave a favorable recommendation Monday night to Mayor Billy Barlow’s request for council approval to execute a grant agreement with the state. “This is $600,000 we set aside to help small businesses downtown, Mayor Barlow said. He’ll host two informational sessions on Tuesday (May 22); one from 5 to 6 p.m. and the other from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Oswego Canal Commons Conference Room at 197 W. First St. The public is invited.
U.S. Rep. John Katko today (May 21) announced the creation of two education advisory boards in order to gain valuable input on legislative priorities from Central New York educators. The first advisory board is focused on primary and secondary education throughout Wayne, Cayuga, Onondaga, and Oswego counties. The second is focused on higher education and includes representatives from every higher education facility in the district.
A truckload of flags pulled into Mount Adnah Cemetery as dozens of volunteers braved the rain to place flags on the graves of veterans and fallen fire and police department members.
Two former refugees who were at Safe Haven as young children returned to Oswego for the first time in nearly 75 years. “It’s really an honor to host you today and have the both of you back,” Mayor Billy Barlow told the visitors. “I feel, individually, that the real reason that I’m here … is to be extremely grateful and thankful to the city of Oswego and its people,” Jack Bass said.
Oswego Hospital staff members practiced for a disaster they hope will never occur. However, thanks to their training, they are now better prepared for the real thing. More than three dozen Oswego Hospital employees wore protective suits as they hosed down “victims” exposed to a hazardous substance in a special tent who were then triaged outside the hospital’s emergency entrance on Thursday.
The Friends of History In Fulton, Inc. would like to cordially invite you to an open house at the John Wells Pratt House Museum on Sunday (May 20) from 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Mayor Billy Barlow today (May 18) announced the results of the 10-day code enforcement “blitz” from May 7 to 17 in the first and third wards in the city of Oswego. The blitz was designed to prevent stockpiling and junk accumulation in front of rental properties as students moved out at the end of the college semester and citizens started their Spring cleaning routine.