Positively Parish News – Week of February 3

Get well wishes are extended to Harold Petrie, Ron Trumble, John Piseski, Anne Long and Lillian Harter.

My condolences are extended to the family and friends of Linda Barker Sabin, class of 1972.

Congratulations to Rob Ripka and Mary Sutherland on their recent marriage on January 10.

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Philosopher and writer.

Steve, Evelyn, Gary and Cartwright Stelmashuck recently traveled to Shortsville, NY, to celebrate Christmas with Steve and Evelyn’s brother, Tony Pisula and family.

On their way they stopped at the cemetery to visit their nephew, Mike Pisula’s, grave.

Parish is a snowmobile paradise once again! Did you happen to drive past or visit the Grist Mill Restaurant last weekend? Wow! That parking area was loaded to full capacity or very close.

The Parish Community Blood drive hosted by the New Hope Presbyterian Church in memory of Kayley and Rayel Sabine was a huge success. There were 42 successful regular donors and 9 double red donors!

A special thanks to the awesome Red Cross staff that handled the large number of people that came, to Lisa and Fred Sabine for providing the delicious apple crisp, to Nancy Fairchild for the yummy chocolate chip and the molasses cookies, to Dunkin’ Donuts for their free pound of coffee coupons, to the Parish Volunteer Fire Company for providing the space and especially to the volunteers (Jaklyn Fisher, Heather Wood and Jaizy Peck) and the many, many people that came to attempt to or did donate in memory of Sabine twins.

Jeanette Maynes and son, Curt, and granddaughter, Kendra Ermini, joined Mary Lou Guindon and daughters, Tia, Nicole and Kayla, Bill Presley and Danielle Babcock and Mike Dove and David Quakenbush for lunch at a local restaurant on Sunday afternoon, January 27.

Fine Free February at the local Oswego County Libraries!

Bring in an overdue book and a non-perishable food item and receive fine amnesty all month long.

The Parish Volunteer Firefighters will host their annual Valentine Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Parish Fire Station 16 Union St.

The Parish Economic Development Task Force will meet on Wednesday Feb. 13 at 8 a.m. at the Mills and Petrie Memorial Gymnasium. A representative from the Oswego Hospital is expected to attend and give an overview of the expansion that is taking place at the Parish Medical Center.

The Parish Town Historical Society will have its regular monthly meeting on February 13 at 7 p.m.at the Mills and Petrie Memorial Gymnasium, 2978 E. Main St.

Members and friends are encouraged to attend.

The Half-shire Historical Society has many projects going on, here is a couple that you might find interesting in getting involved with:

Local World War II vets and their stories or the compiled cookbook which will include recipes with a picture and short profile of the cook. Contact me or Shawn Doyle for more information.

Local organizations and groups that have events going on this summer. The deadline for submitting your details for the Oswego County Summer 2013 Calendar of Events brochure is February 15.

You may fill the form on-line at www.oswegocounty.com/events-form or call Faith O’Brien at 349-8322 for more information. Or send me your information and I will forward it on. Let’s get Parish promoted.

The annual Parish Picnic held in Florida will take place on Monday, March 4. Keep watch for more details. I still have not heard from the organizer or the historian.

Don’t miss the Valentine’s Craft Vendor Show on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Parish Fire Station, 16 Union St.

Besides the large variety of crafts and local products there will be donation basket raffles – with the proceeds benefiting Olivia Horning, infant daughter of Eddy Horning Jr. and Liberty Tanner.

Liberty was tragically lost to her family and friends in a recent car accident. Support your local crafters and businesses while getting custom gifts for that special someone!

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