The Year that Was and Wasn’t on The Pandemic Rollercoaster
Open mics returned on a monthly basis to the wide-open space that is a converted barn in Curtis Manor in Oswego.

The Year that Was and Wasn’t on The Pandemic Rollercoaster

COVID-19 ‘a kind of wet concrete that soon encased our lives and lifestyles’ By Tim Nekritz nekritz@gmail.com ‘While so many things about the pandemic and the turbulent political times made…

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Tug Hill Outfitters to Help Others Explore Great Outdoors
Emily Hart shows off some of the kayaks, canoes and gear in the basement of the home owned by her and husband Chris Legard, which serves as home base for their new business, Tug Hill Outfitters.

Tug Hill Outfitters to Help Others Explore Great Outdoors

New business in Williamstown an opportunity for local couple to share remote outdoors By Tim Nekritz nekritz@gmail.com ‘Starting in spring, the company will welcome visitors of all ages and skill…

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Reading in a Pandemic: How Has it Impacted the Community?
Staff at the river’s end bookstore in Oswego. “Through the initial lockdown right up to the present day, our community has responded by taking advantage of our curbside service, home delivery and competitive shipping rates,” said store manager Emil Christmann.

Reading in a Pandemic: How Has it Impacted the Community?

By Tim Nekritz nekritz@gmail.com ‘With reading books among the reported trends as people spend more time in their homes, how did that impact local booksellers and libraries?’ The pen, the…

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Bringing Play Back to Children’s Museum
Arius Cunningham, 7, plays foam building blocks at the Children’s Museum of Oswego.

Bringing Play Back to Children’s Museum

By Tim Nekritz nekritz@gmail.com The Children’s Museum of Oswego closing from March to August was a challenge, because it took away peak time for field trips, as well as the…

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Summer in Fair Haven
Little Sodus Bay in Fair Haven. Main Street at the end of the bay running horizontally; Pleasant Beach Hotel is on the left with the docks. Photo courtesy of Kyle Meddaugh.

Summer in Fair Haven

Adaptability, natural beauty, community spirit brighten summer in this Cayuga County village By Tim Nekritz nekritz@gmail.com Many local establishments — including a re-opened Pleasant Beach Hotel, Brandon’s Pub, Turtle Cove…

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Where Have All the Local Musicians Gone?
Musician John McConnell has hosted Open Mic Night at Old City Hall bar in Oswego. Now, his Tuesday night events involve a live Facebook performance.

Where Have All the Local Musicians Gone?

Stayin’ alive? Musicians go on in the time of pandemic By Tim Nekritz nekritz@gmail.com ‘When music is your lifeblood and your livelihood, the show must go on. That’s what performers…

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Best Foot Forward: Snowshoeing in Oswego County
A participant in the 2018 Stonewall Snowshoe competition organized by Winona Forest Recreation Association. It’s one of the many ways people can enjoy snowshoeing in Oswego County.

Best Foot Forward: Snowshoeing in Oswego County

By Tim Nekritz nekritz@gmail.com While the sport of snowshoeing is too granular and off-the-radar an activity to have a specific economic impact measured at this time, events around the county…

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Fair Haven Means Business — Increasingly Throughout the Year
‘Fair Haven is a village that likes to live, love and laugh. Visit a couple times, and you’re no longer a stranger.’ Pictured is last summer’s Porchfest, one of the new events held at the village.

Fair Haven Means Business — Increasingly Throughout the Year

By Tim Nekritz nekritz@gmail.com ‘Fair Haven is a town with no chain stores, no large employers. Its downtown looks quaint, and on first glimpse, its businesses might even seem somewhat…

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