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Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse Celebrating its 80th Anniversary with a Challenge

Jun 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Oswego LighthouseOswego, N.Y. - The first Lake Ontario Central New York Lighthouse Challenge will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and June 22, 2014. The challenge is to visit six unique New York lighthouses within two days. The official Challenge route starts with Oswego's West Pierhead Lighthouse and then moves East and West from the Thousand Islands to Rochester, N.Y.

  To register, visitors can start at the H. Lee White Marine Museum located on the West First Street Pier in Oswego on Saturday, June 21 at 9 a.m.

'New Year, New Shopping' Challenge

Jun 5, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

New Year, New Shopping ChallengeOswego, N.Y. - On February 28, the first annual 'New Year, New Shopping' challenge, held at Fitzhugh Park Elementary, proved to be a success. The challenge, which was held from January 1 to February 28, included participating grades 4, 5 and 6. The vision of this challenge was to increase awareness of locally-owned and operated businesses in the city of Oswego.

Flag Day School Event at Fort Ontario June 13th, Public Welcome

Jun 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fort Ontario State Historic Site will observe Flag Day with a colorful display of flags flown over the fort on Friday, June 13. The fort will host a Revolutionary War encampment Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15, with re-enactments at 2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. For details visit or, N.Y. - In commemoration of Flag Day, the many flags that have flown over Fort Ontario and the United States will be displayed and explained by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Oswego Lodge 271, Friday, June 13 at Fort Ontario.

Nearly 500 school children from around central New York State will participate in the program at the old fort. The public is welcome to attend. Admission for all will be $1.

Oswego County Historical to Host Lecture June 1st on the History of Oswego Captains, Sailors & Ships

May 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

The Oswego County Historical Society will host the third lecture of the 2014 series on Sunday, June 1st at 1:30 pm at the Richardson-Bates House Museum at 135 E, Third St., Oswego. A PowerPoint program entitled Oswego, N.Y. - The Oswego County Historical Society will host the third lecture of the 2014 series on Sunday, June 1st at 1:30 p.m. at the Richardson-Bates House Museum at 135 E. Third St., Oswego. A program entitled "O'Captain! My Captain!: Stories of Men and Ships" will be presented by Dr. Robert Perkins, author of the recently-published book of the same name. The event is free and open to the public.

Paddlers to ‘Rock the Locks’ on Oswego River Canal June 21

May 16, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Rock the Locks PaddlefestEnter for a Chance to Win $800 Kayak Package

Oswego, N.Y. - Paddlers of all ages and abilities have a chance to paddle the locks on the Oswego River Canal Saturday, June 21, in the Oswego "Rock the Locks" Paddlefest. The event encourages kayakers and canoeists to enjoy and appreciate the unique beauty of the historic Oswego River, followed by food and music along the canal in Oswego.

"Paddlers can choose to do the full 10.3-mile course from Fulton to Oswego, or a shorter 4.2-mile course from Minetto to Oswego," said Jake Mulcahey, Paddlefest chairman. "Paddlefest is designed to be a fun, community event. A portion of the money raised will be donated to the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau for activities that support youth and families in Oswego County."

H. Lee White Marine Museum Celebrates Seasonal Opening of the Vessels May 17-18

May 12, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

H. Lee White Marine Museum. - LT-5Oswego, N.Y. - The H. Lee White Marine Museum is gearing up for an exciting season full of events, new exhibits and even the first Lake Ontario CNY Lighthouse Challenge. The museum will open its vessels on May 17 in celebration of the new season. There will be free admission to explore the museum as well as tour the historic vessels, the LT-5 and Derrick Boat 8. The H. Lee White Marine Museum is located at Oswego's West First Street Pier.

15th North Country Quilt Show Set for June 6-8, 2014 in Clayton

May 9, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

North Country Quilting GuildClayton, N.Y. - The North Country Quilting Guild will present its 15th Biennial Quilt Show with more than 300 quilts on exhibit June 6-8, 2014 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road, Clayton, NY. Show hours are 10am-6pm Friday-Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday. Admission is $7. The North Country Quilting Guild Quilt Show features quilted works of all sizes, types, and patterns; demonstrations; a raffle quilt drawing; and a Caring and Sharing table highlighting the charitable work of the Guild in support of the North Country Children's Home and Jefferson County Women's Shelter.

Fourth Annual Symposium Focuses on Many Aspects of the War of 1812

Apr 1, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

w1812-soldiers-jmeacham-sharman-nov09-019.jpgOswego, N.Y. - Come to the fourth annual Oswego War of 1812 Symposium next weekend at the Lake Ontario Conference and Event Center on East First Street in Oswego. Hear true stories about the war along the New York-Canadian border from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 and from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 6. The event opens on Friday, April 4 with a student presentation competition, a ...

Sandy Creek Fairgrounds will Host Balloon Festival June 6 – 8

Mar 19, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Sandy Creek Balloon Festival – Balloon pilots Peter and Scott Griswold will bring a variety of hot air balloons to the Sandy Creek Fairgrounds June 6, 7 and 8 for the Oswego County Balloon Festival. The event features balloon rides, a petting zoo, and plenty of music all weekend long. The festival is sponsored by All Over Events. For information visit Creek, N.Y. - Hot air balloons will take to the skies over the Sandy Creek Fairgrounds and there will be plenty of action on solid ground with music, a petting zoo, crafts and vendors June 6, 7 and 8 at the Oswego County Balloon Festival. The event opens at 3 p.m. Friday, June 6, and closes with music by Frostbit Blue Sunday night, June 8. At least ten hot balloons in a variety of styles ...

SUNY Oswego Student Writing Contest and Presentations on War of 1812 Taking Place April 4-6

Mar 5, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Graduate student Jon Zella, dressed as a 3rd Artilleryman at Fort Ontario in 1814Students are Encouraged to Compete with Their Knowledge on War of 1812 Oswego, N.Y. - The fourth annual Oswego War of 1812 Symposium will be held from Friday, April 4 to Sunday, April 6. The symposium will be held at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, 26 E. First St., Oswego. This will be the first symposium where SUNY Oswego students are encouraged to participate in the War of ...

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