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OSWEGO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Oswego County Humane Society’s annual Fur Ball event, originally scheduled for April 25, has now been postponed to Saturday, October 17 due to COVID-19 concerns.
In the meantime, the organization is hosting a Fur Ball Photo Contest, a complimentary fundraiser for the event.
Pet parents can submit pictures of their furry friends online.
Local business owner Bill Reilly of River’s End Bookstore in the City of Oswego will judge the submissions and choose winners.
Winners will receive prizes including a gift certificate for a professional pet photo session with Nature’s Palette Photography Art, and personalized items like tote bags, coffee mugs, and mouse pads.
There is an optional essay contest as well. Winners of the essay contest will receive a gift certificate for the River’s End Bookstore.
The contest ends Sunday, May 10 at 12 p.m.
Winners will be contacted by the organization.
All donations will go directly to the Oswego County Humane Society’s foster and adoption program, the pet food pantry, and the spay and neuter clinic services for low income families.
For contest rules and to enter visit GoGoPhotoContest.com/OswegoCountyHumane.
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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Oompa-loompa doompadee doo, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has a new home!
Netflix has acquired the works of Roald Dahl, the late British author whose books have spurred several movies (and remakes of those movies) like Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and of course, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Landmark Theatre is adopting a policy of requiring visitors to be vaccinated when attending their venue.
The Theatre announced Wednesday that effective October 1, 2021, patrons aged 12 and older will have to have at least one dose of the vaccine or have a negative test result 48-72 hours before attending their event. Then, beginning November 1, 2021, patrons will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative test result 48-72 prior to their event. No at home tests will be accepted. Only PCR or antigen test performed by medical professionals will be accepted.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Officials from the Blue Cross Arena announced Wednesday that proof of vaccination will be required for Amerks games, Knighthawks games, concerts, and events, for all fans ages 12 and up, beginning September 29.
Officials say for all events between September 29 and November 2, guests will be permitted to enter the venue with a minimum of one vaccine dose. They say beginning November 3, guests must be fully vaccinated, with two weeks past since the completion of a two-dose series, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.