CNY Arts Center, a non-profit multi-arts center in Fulton, has begun the move into a permanent location in the city’s downtown. Now located at 121-125 Cayuga St., CNY Arts Center board members have big plans for the future. “The arts in and of themselves are so important, but when you pair it with an actual physical location, it has the ability to really cement things. We start here and grow out, that’s how I look at it. We finally have a permanent home now and we can start to really grow,” said CNY Arts Center Executive Director Nancy Fox.
The Fulton City School District was recently awarded the Title IV Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grant in the sum of $1 million. The 15-month grant allows FCSD to offer a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) summer camp from August 13 – August 24 as well as an after school program through the duration of the 2018-2019 school year. The STEAM summer camp will be project-based learning following a space theme complete with drones, Lego robotics, and even a presentation from a visiting astronaut.
Fulton city officials came together to discuss a final application submitted to the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council in the hopes of being the $10 million winner of the third round of Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) funding from Governor Cuomo. Having applied for the past two years, city officials are confident that this application is capable of winning. Joe Fiumara, the Director of Fulton’s Community Development Agency said the application is, “the best application we’ve put together so far without a doubt.”
Dozens of veterans, community members and veterans service organizations traveled to various locations throughout Fulton to honor the nation’s fallen. Beginning at St. Mary’s Cemetery, a small ceremony was held at each of four locations including Mount Adnah Cemetery, the War Memorial, and finally, Veterans Park.
Photos from the 2018 Fulton Memorial Day Parade.
Fulton City School District qualified voters showed up to vote on the district’s proposed 2018-2019 budget, three open seats on the board of education, and a proposition to approve the purchase of two passenger vans. Unofficial results show the $71,992,850 budget was approved by voters with 340 votes in favor and 142 against, several hundred fewer voters than the previous year. Two newcomers and one incumbent have secured three available seats on the district’s board of education.
As the recent warm weather has concluded the long winter season, melted snow has resulted in littered streets and yards, Fulton city officials said. Sam Vono, Fourth Ward representative on the Fulton Common Council, has led his ward by example in an effort to combat the litter plaguing community neighborhoods. “One of my pet peeves has always been litter. I’m so opposed to people just driving and throwing litter out the window. I’d like to raise awareness in the city to try to get people on board, everybody, all of our residents, to just take some pride in our community. If you see it, pick it up,” he said.
With summer weather on the horizon, city officials continue working on plans to construct Fulton’s first splash park. A splash park, a fenced concrete pad with sprinkler systems, is a more cost efficient and inclusive summer entertainment activity for the youth, Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward said. City officials budgeted $45,000 to construct the splash park for the summer of 2018 after the idea was voiced by council president representing the third ward, Donald Patrick Jr.
“Welcome to the 17th season, 2018 opening day of Fulton Little League!” Vice president of Fulton Little League Dave Webber greeted an enormous crowd on Saturday’s (April 28) chilly opening day of the 2018 baseball and softball season. Eager players lined the third and first base lines at Kiwanis Ball Park while Weber, Little League president John Florek and Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. gave the season’s opening remarks.
Fulton’s self-sufficient city softball league is approaching the registration deadline to enter a team for the 2018 season. Interested teams must submit a registration form with $280 for an entry fee, ASA sanction fee and forfeit fee to the City Clerk’s office at the Fulton Municipal Building, 141 South First Street by Friday, April 27.