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Business Committee – Fulton
Tuesday, August 9th
Cayuga Community College, Room F201
Speaker: Joe Fiumara from Fulton Community Development
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Lake Ontario Central New York Lighthouse Challenge in its third year
The third annual Lake Ontario Central New York Lighthouse Challenge will take place this year on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 5, 6 and 7, 2016.
The challenge is to visit eight unique New York lighthouses within three days. The official Challenge route runs east from Rock Island Light to the West to a new site, 30 Mile Point outside of Rochester, N.Y.
Participants will collect a lighthouse stamp or token at each lighthouse they visit. Special arrangements have been made to include bonus sites not usually open to the public. The lighthouses are located along the southern end of Lake Ontario and following along the Seaway Trail, a National Scenic Byway.
Those who register to take on the challenge will receive the following: an official Lighthouse Challenge booklet with information about each site and directions to and recommendations for other attractions along the way; local tourist information, and a final award. In addition, the H. Lee White Maritime Museum is offering a special admission price as part of the challenge packet.
Pre-registration packets are available till July 22nd and also during the event weekend from 9 am to 5 pm at the Maritime Museum at Oswego located on the West First Street Pier in Oswego; the challenge packets are $25 each. The Charlotte- Genesee Lighthouse and Sodus Bay Lighthouse will also have packets for sell.
Sites to the East of Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse will highlight Rock Island Lighthouse of Clayton, Tibbetts Point Lighthouse in Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent Breakwater Lighthouse of Cape Vincent and Selkirk Light at Salmon River Lighthouse & Marina in Pulaski. Travelling west of Oswego, visitors can view 30 Mile Point, Braddock Point Light in Hilton, Charlotte-Genesee Light in Rochester, Rochester Harbor West Pierhead Light, Sodus Bay Light and Sodus Outer ‘Light in Sodus, and the Fair Haven Range Lights in Fair Haven.
At each stop, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the essential role of lighthouses in protecting maritime vessels that plied the waters and made commerce and trade possible along this most eastern Great Lake.
“These events raise awareness for the preservation efforts going on and excite people to support their own area lighthouses. This Challenge also gives enthusiasts the opportunity to see lighthouses that are not always accessible to the public,” noted Jo Panayotoff, Oswego Lighthouse Challenge Committee member and longtime lighthouse enthusiast.
In addition, although an extensive restoration is underway at the Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse, this community icon will be open for public tours by boat for the first time ever in its history.
A new bonus site will be listed in the packet. The Brewerton Rear Range Light located on along the New York State Barge Canal on Oneida Lake will makes its debut on a limited basis during this three-day event.
In addition, for those that prefer not to drive to the various sites, Oswego Expeditions, is offering two customized excursions for a separate fee with an expert guide. Anyone interested in this service should contact the business directly at (315) 561.0223.
Anyone who wants to register for this Challenge is welcome to join in the fun and visit as many sites as they wish on the list in the three days allotted. We encourage all to explore at their own pace!
The H. Lee White Maritime Museum is located at the end of the West First Street Pier, in Oswego’s Historic Maritime District. For more information about the Lake Ontario CNY Lighthouse Challenge, the current restoration process or other museum activities, contact the Museum at (315) 342-0480, through the website at: www.hlwmm.org, or through social media at
Commissioned Paintings depict Historical Fulton
For the premiere of the family musical Pollyanna, CNY Arts Center commissioned a collection of paintings of Fulton in the early 1900s, the time period of the story. Chosen from historical postcards, artist Melinda Lamb, 2nd year art student at Cayuga Community College, has recreated paintings of five familiar locations. The paintings will hang onstage as part of the backdrop for the musical set to open August 5 for a two week run at the Arts Center. The paintings will also be available for silent auction throughout the run of the production to be held onstage at 11 River Glen Dr. on the Cayuga College Fulton Campus.
Included in the collection are several familiar landmarks some of which no longer stand such as the church on Broadway and W. 1st Street, now the site of a video store. Another painting is of the gazebo that used to stand in Voorhees Park and was the scene of many community events such as the July 4th picnic portrayed in the musical. Other sites include the Pratt House, the historic Library, and a street scene from 1909 found among the postcard collection.
The artist, Melinda Lamb, majoring in Studio Arts and Design, is an aspiring artist with a passion for both art and history and enjoys bringing her two passions together. The project also signals the unique collaboration between the college and the arts center as both organizations work to enrich art experiences for students and arts patrons.
The production produced by special arrangement with Lifehouse Theater, is an east coast premiere and features the debut of Megan Acker in her first lead role as Pollyanna. The story based on the 1913 novel by Eleanor Porter tells the beloved tale of an orphan who teaches an entire town to be glad in the face of adversity. Her father taught it to her as the Glad Game.
The show runs Friday and Saturday, August 5, 6, 12 & 13 at 8pm with two Sunday matinees, August 7 & 14 at 3pm. For more information, tickets or reservations, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 315-598-ARTS (2787).
Caption: This image of the park on 4th street in 1909 is captured in a painting to become part of the backdrop for the premiere of Pollyanna when it opens August 5th for a two week run. The commissioned painting, one of five, will be available for silent auction during the run of the musical at CNY Art Center, 11 River Glen Dr. on the Cayuga College Fulton campus. For tickets and reservations visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 598-ARTS (2787)
A painting of this street scene depicting early 1900s Fulton will be part of the backdrop for the premiere of Pollyanna when it opens August 5th for a two week run. The commissioned painting, one of five, will be available for silent auction during the run of the musical at CNY Art Center, 11 River Glen Dr. on the Cayuga College Fulton campus. For tickets and reservations visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 598-ARTS (2787)
The Gardens Visit Kiyomi
Residents of The Gardens Assisted Living Community anxiously wait to experience their first lunch at Kiyomi Japanese Steak House in Oswego. The residents watched intently as the chef prepared lunch right before their eyes on the restaurant’s Hibachi grill. The lunch outing was one of the many activities and events that The Gardens offers its residents. Above from left are The Gardens Aide Peachy Derousie, Thomas Alfieri, Aleksandra Szwec, Sandra Ager, Chuck Foultz, Bill Joyce, Julie Stanka, Danielle Austin, Activities Aide Caitlynn McCreary, Beverly Reynolds, and Mary Beth Cerklewich. Located at 132 Ellen Street in Oswego, The Gardens is a 106-bed assisted living community that provides an active living community and promotes independence while offering the support services necessary to assist individuals with health care need 24 –hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, visit www.thegardensbymorningstar.com.
St. Francis Commons to Host Alzheimer’s Association Workshop – “Legal and Financial Planning” on August 16th
St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence in Oswego will host a workshop by the Alzheimer’s Association entitled, “Legal and Financial Planning” on Tuesday, August 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This educational workshop is free of charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. St. Francis Commons is located at 12 Burkle Street in the City of Oswego, on the St. Luke healthcare campus.
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, planning for the future is important.
This program will give an overview of pertinent legal documents such as wills, powers of attorney, and health care proxies, as well as an overview of financial issues and options like Medicare, Medicaid or veterans benefits.
To register for the “Legal and Financial Planning” workshop, please call the Alzheimer’s Association at (315) 596-4016 extension 100, or St. Francis Commons at (315) 326-0870.
This educational series provided by the Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York and hosted by St. Francis Commons in Oswego will conclude with the “Dementia Conversations” workshop on September 14th. All programs in the series are free of charge and open to the public. On the web at www.stfranciscommons.com.
Pollyanna Premieres This Week at the Arts Center
Pollyanna (Megan Acker) tells cranky Mrs. Snow (Kristin Nilsen) and her daughter Milly (Riley Michailidis) how to play the Glad Game in this scene from the premiere of Pollyanna opening this week at CNY Arts Center, 11 River Glen Dr. on the Cayuga College Fulton Campus. The production runs Fridays and Saturdays, August 5 , 6, 12 & 13 at 8pm and Sundays August 7 & 14 at 3pm. For tickets and reservations visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 315-598-ARTS (2787).
Aunt Polly (Emily Gerth) confronts orphan Jimmy Bean (Griffin Marriner) and Pollyanna (Megan Acker) in this scene from the premiere of Pollyanna opening this week at CNY Arts Center, 11 River Glen Dr. on the Cayuga College Fulton Campus. The production runs Fridays and Saturdays, August 5, 6, 12 & 13 at 8pm and Sundays August 7 & 14 at 3pm. For tickets and reservations visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 315-598-ARTS (2787).