Living With Physical Disability

  Getting up and ready for work on a daily basis may be easier for some than others. For Greg Callen and Jim Cronk, the task is much more involved. Due to spinal cord injuries, Callen is categorized as a paraplegic and Cronk a quadriplegic. Both men rely on wheelchairs to get around. But neither … Continue reading Living With Physical Disability

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Hairdresser’s New Approach to Business Pays Off

  After more than 20 years in the industry, Colleen Sullivan-Stroh has recently reinvented herself as a visiting hairdresser and started her business, In Home Hair Care Services. Finding a new way to do what she loves put Sullivan-Stroh ahead when the economy forced hairdressers to compete for business. “I thought the way the economy … Continue reading Hairdresser’s New Approach to Business Pays Off

Barista Mud House

  Owner’s Investment: Less than $10,000 Barista Mud House in Sandy Creek houses a coffee shop, art gallery and musical theater all in one neat package. Owner Tamara Howard combined all of her lifelong passions when she opened the coffee shop in November. She is located at 2068 Harwood Drive. The building had been unused … Continue reading Barista Mud House

Glass Doctor

  Owner's Investment: $100,000 Glass Doctor, a nationwide franchise company, has recently added a location in Oswego. Franchise owner Chris Wright brings 25 years of experience in glass to the table. Wright got his start at the Fulton Glass Company 25 years ago when a friend offered him a job. He said the owner and … Continue reading Glass Doctor

Joey’s Lakeside Cafe

  Owner's Investment: Less than $10,000 Joey’s Lakeside Café in Spruce Grove Marina, Constantia brings back simplicity and allows the view to speak for itself. Overlooking Oneida Lake, owner Joseph LaBeef thought the location would be perfect for his latest restaurant endeavor. LaBeef was the owner of two former restaurants in Florida and Cicero. He … Continue reading Joey’s Lakeside Cafe

Keech Photography

  Owner's Investment: More than $10,000 Guy and Amy Keech make the perfect team as a combination of artist and marketing specialist both working toward making their business, Keech Photography, a success. The Keeches have been in business for a few years, and decided to finally open a storefront location this past April. Before, the … Continue reading Keech Photography

McEwen Auction Company

  Owner's Investment: $30,000 McEwen Auction Company—located in the former St. John’s Church on Oswego’s west side—offers the ideal location to enjoy the thrills of an auction for first-timers or seasoned vets. Owner Corrina Pauldine began hosting weekly Monday night auctions in November, and continues to introduce Oswego to the buying and selling of the … Continue reading McEwen Auction Company

Port City Blue Print

  Owner's Investment: $20,000 A childhood dream has become a reality for Megan Pecora, owner of Port City Blueprint in Oswego. Since the age 16 Pecora has been saving her money from part-time jobs to open her own business, but never knew what kind of business it would be. She had been working through college … Continue reading Port City Blue Print

Passion Leads to a New Business: The Sausage Shack

From selling homemade sausage out of his garage to recently opening The Sausage Shack in Fulton, owner Shawn Mahoney said business is getting “bigger and bigger.” Mahoney began selling his homemade sausage on the Internet after friends raved about his product. He started taking online orders, and would have the meats prepared by Thursday for … Continue reading Passion Leads to a New Business: The Sausage Shack

Kallet Theater in Pulaski on Schedule for Summer Opening

Half way to completion and $600,000 invested into the restoration project, the historic Kallet Theater in the village of Pulaski is beginning to come alive again. Vince Lobdell, President and CEO of Healthway Home Products, Inc., who is heading the project, said construction is on schedule to be completed by June. Once the finishing touches … Continue reading Kallet Theater in Pulaski on Schedule for Summer Opening

Gun Sales Shoot Up in Wake of State Legislation

After recent New York state gun legislation, Oswego and Onondaga counties have been experiencing an influx of pistol permit applications. “We have seen an up-tick in pistol permit applications and amendments. Quite frankly, it has been a quite sizable increase,” said Oswego County Clerk Michael Backus. The clerk’s office, anchored by Loretta Ukleya, “stepped up … Continue reading Gun Sales Shoot Up in Wake of State Legislation

Students ‘Cruisin’ the City’ Uncover Merchants, History

Students ‘Cruisin’ the City’ Uncover Merchants, History Special event aimed at uniting SUNY Oswego students with Port City By Alyssa Mammano With the participation of more than 25 Oswego businesses and approximately 75 SUNY Oswego students, the recent “Cruisin’ the City” event intended to acclimate students with the city turned out to be a success. … Continue reading Students ‘Cruisin’ the City’ Uncover Merchants, History

Former Kallet Theater in Pulaski Gets Facelift

Former Kallet Theater in Pulaski Gets Facelift Historic building will serve as entertainment, meeting venue By Alyssa Mammano Construction is under way on the historic Kallet Theater in the village of Pulaski, and the $1 million project is tentatively slated to conclude by May 1, 2013, according to project coordinator John Paraschos. Vince Lobdell and … Continue reading Former Kallet Theater in Pulaski Gets Facelift

Fulton Campus at River Glen Begins New Era for CCC

Fulton Campus at River Glen Begins New Era for CCC New CCC location in Fulton celebrated as campus expands By Alyssa Mammano Cayuga Community College celebrated the culmination of nine months and $16.1 million of construction on its new Fulton campus with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony. In attendance were alumni and current administrators of … Continue reading Fulton Campus at River Glen Begins New Era for CCC

Top Destination–Rainbow Shores, Rudy’s, Sweet Inspirations, Jellystone Park

Rainbow Shores Lakeside Dining and Cottages Scenic view of lake, fine dining draw visitors. It’s a hidden gem at the end of a dirt road along Lake Ontario in Pulaski. Rainbow Shores lakeside dining and cottages overlooks what is considered to be the most magnificent and unique view in the area. Rainbow Shores adds another … Continue reading Top Destination–Rainbow Shores, Rudy’s, Sweet Inspirations, Jellystone Park

Canale’s in Oswego Adds New Patio to Repertoire

Canale’s in Oswego Adds New Patio to Repertoire New feature provides outdoor privacy for customers By Alyssa Mammano Canale’s Restaurant, 156 W. Utica St., Oswego, recently expanded to include an additional outdoor patio which opened to customers during Harborfest weekend. The 1,000-square-foot patio opened recently after about three months of construction and renovations. “It’s a … Continue reading Canale’s in Oswego Adds New Patio to Repertoire

Pulaski Woodworking Business Expands into Rochester Area

A woodworker’s dream comes true. Lakeshore Hardwoods of Pulaski is now opening another location near Rochester to supply kiln-dried hardwoods to an ever-expanding customer base. Co-owners Brian Leary and his father Ken held the grand opening of their new store located at 191 W. Main St. in Victor recently. The event included perks for local … Continue reading Pulaski Woodworking Business Expands into Rochester Area