Positively Parish News – Week of April 27, 2013

Get well wishes are extended to Haiden Fullmer, MargiBeth Miller, John Piseski and Celene Schuder.

My condolences are extended to the family and friends of Ed “Gravy” Maynes.

NOTICE – The important point is that Pat found a black and white female cat which had been hit by an auto within 3 miles south of North Country Veterinary Hospital on the morning of April 23.

He took it to North Country (where he had just been with Earl Gray Cat, which suffered a similar injury) so is now having it treated for head injury and a broken hind leg.

Pat posted a “found cat” notice on Craig’s List but so far no one has called North Country vets to inquire.

Route 69 Birdwatcher

Jan Morse spent an evening with grandchildren: Zory Anne (3 years) and Zada (1 year) Dupree playing Barbies and wedding.

Grandma fixed Zory Anne as the bride and her sister Zada as the maid of honor. They had a lot of fun.

Mary Drought Houghton and her daughter Krista Alsworth and her husband Bill and their children Will and Katie drove south to Florida during spring break and on the way surprised Mary’s baby sister, Lois Drought Mayhew in South Carolina on the day before Easter.

They had a wonderful Easter and got to spend time with Paul, Emily, Brandon and new baby Madison as well as Megan and her fiancé.

During spring break, Grandma Jan Morse and Vehjric and Vanessa Dupree went to the movies and McDonald’s.

Methodist Church youth group field trip
Methodist Church youth group field trip

On April 2 the Parish United Methodist Youth Group went on a trip to Destiny Mall for several hours of fun in the Canyon Climb.

There were 14 teens in attendance.

After leaving the mall we went to CiCi’s Pizza for dinner.

The Youth Group meets the first Sunday of the month right after services. All teens are welcome to join us.

Pictured (from left to right) are Kailey, Makayla, Vanessa, Serenity, Charley and Olivia along with Ms. Mary Lou and one of their leaders, Ms. Jennifer.
Pictured (from left to right) are Kailey, Makayla, Vanessa, Serenity, Charley and Olivia along with Ms. Mary Lou and one of their leaders, Ms. Jennifer.

On April 7 some of the girls from Girl Scout Troop 10414 and Girl Scout Troop 10182 in Parish gave the donated Girl Scout cookies that they received to the Parish Ecumenical Food Pantry. The Girl Scouts donated 41 boxes of cookies and several bags of canned goods.

Chet and Gretchen Sayer had breakfast at the Grist Mill Restaurant with their grandson Brian Shovlin, his wife Tiffany and children Addison and Aiden on April 12.

Brian has just returned from a year in Afghanistan. He will report to Norfolk, Va., in a few months. They were so happy to see them.

It is time for Ed and Ro Goetz to depart from Florida.  It’s hard to decide what to pack up to bring back home.  The camper is staying on site where they will be next season, so now comes the chore of packing up stuff.  That means everything has to go in the truck!

Eddie’s band equipment takes up about two-thirds of the space. It’s bulky stuff so its hard to pack around. But they’ve done it so many times before … piece of cake! As long as it’s sponge cake to give a little!

It’s been quite the experience.  They have a few more stops along the way north and estimated ETA is – when we get there, we get there.


Ro, Eddie and Lola….Still on the Road.

B. Gale Mullen was contacted by LouAnne Stone on behalf of Orwell Old Home Days, June 7, 8 and 9.

She is looking for people who want to be vendors on June 8 as part of a three-day festival, for a fee of $10 per space. Non-profit organizations are welcome at no charge.

The deadline is June 1 and Mrs. Stone can be reached by mail at 7462 S. State St., #3, Lowville, NY 13367, or by phone at (315) 376-6749.

While this schedule is tentative, lots of activities are planned in the Park on Saturday, which will draw a crowd. Our craftspeople would benefit from that. Hope someone can use this information.

The Parish Senior Club is currently collecting bottles and cans to benefit the Dr. William E. Merrill Parish Town Park.  If you have cans to donate and would like them picked up please call 625-4617 or you may drop them off at the Country Can Return, 3378 State Route 69 in Colosse and place on the Parish Senior Club account.

The Greater Parish Area Chamber of Commerce on May 2 the chamber will host a “Business After Hours and Networking Social” from 6-9 p.m. at Mills and Petrie Memorial Gymnasium.

Stop in learn more about the happenings. Some refreshments will be available.

New Hope Presbyterian Church will host another Red Cross Community Blood drive at the Parish Fire Station, 16 Union St., on May 4 from 8 a.m. through 1 p.m. Call Mary Lou at 289-2391 or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

Walk-ins are very welcome as well.

The Oswego Valley Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will host The Hurricane Boys Con Brio and The Oswego Valley Snowbelters Chorus on May 4 from 2:01 – 7:31 pm at the Hall Newman Center, 36 New St., Oswego. There is an admission. To learn more call 593-5039 or email [email protected]

Parish Town Historical Society Sponsors Concert of Old-Time Fiddle Music by Chad Miller in  Parish on May 8 at 7 p.m.

Miller, an accomplished fiddler and a member of the NYS Old-Time Fiddler’s Association in Osceola, will perform a free concert of Old-Time Fiddle Music at the Gazebo Park area located at the four corners in Parish. His program will consist of selections of New York/Canadian style fiddling, some Scottish and Irish tunes and old-time area favorites.

Bring a lawn chair, and your toe-tapping shoes.

Great family event. Tell your friends and neighbors to join us for this fun filled evening.

This public concert  is being sponsored by the Parish Town Historical Society.

In case of rain the concert will be held in the Mills and Petrie Memorial Gymnasium, 2938 E. Main St.

For further information, call 447-1211.

So much going on in Parish – get involved.

On May 9 a public hearing will be held at the Mills and Petrie Memorial Gymnasium on New Visions franchise agreement followed by an informational presentation on natural gas to be held at the Parish Fire Station, 16 Union St.

On May 18 the Parish Post Office will be collecting nonperishable food items for the Parish Ecumenical Food Pantry.

Cheri Stooks took on such an interesting endeavor that benefits Parish in a multiple of ways – restoring an empty building and bringing a new business into Parish.

This grand building has had been a theatre and a Catholic Church and Cheri has been  renovating for more than a year and it has evolved into the Parish Antiques and Country Market, 2978 W. Main St. The grand opening will take place on May 18.

Kudos Cheri, family and friends.

The Parish Community Yard Sale will be held on May 25.

You may call Chriss Sackett at 625-4619 or email [email protected] to get placed on the map.

Be aware that the Parish Village and Town clean up held on Dill Pickle Alley will be taking place soon.

I will post the date as soon as it is set.

Better Late Than Never APW Class of ’82 Class Reunion

It will be held July 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Happy Valley Inn, Route 69, West Amboy.

The cost is $0 to come. Buy your own food and drinks. Dance or sway to 1980s music performed by a live band.

To make this column interesting and informative, we need to hear from you, email information to [email protected] or call 289-2391.