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Dragon Boating Gains Popularity in the United States

Dragon Boating

Dragon Boating Gains Popularity in the United States

Dragon boating

The 2014 Oswego Dragon Festival logo, created by SUNY Oswego Graduate

What began as an ancient Chinese tradition over 2,000 years ago has become a widespread phenomenon across North America and the world. Dragon Boating is more popular now in the United States than it ever has been before. That is mostly due to groups and businesses like 22 Dragons, who help create community events centered around the popular sport.

Dragon boating has become popular for many reasons. It’s thrilling for participants to fly across the water in a boat, paddling in unison with 20 other people.  However, there is one main reason why dragon boating has the appeal it does. It is a sport that anyone can participate in! (more…)

Heroes Challenge added to the 2014 Oswego Dragon Festival

Oswego Dragon Festival 2014 Logo

Representatives from each of the Heroes Challenge teams met last week at the Oswego YMCA Armory.
Pictured here are: Lt Matt Barbeau University Police,
Det. Chris Pooler Oswego PD, Chief John Geraci Oswego FD, and Chief William Butkey U.S. Coast Guard

The Oswego YMCA’s Oswego Dragon Festival Committee announced that they are adding a new component to the 2014 festival- The Heroes Challenge.

Five of Oswego’s service organizations Oswego Police Department, Oswego Fire Department, the U.S Coast Guard, SUNY Oswego University Police, and SAVAC will race one another for the title of Oswego Dragon Festival Heroes Challenge Champion. This race will take place on Friday, September 5th at 6pm.


Ask Christine- Does Your Front Porch Need Curb Appeal?

Give Your Front Porch Some Curb Appeal!

Whether you are looking to sell your home or just think it’s time for a new look to improve your curb appeal, giving your front porch a makeover is an easy and inexpensive way to give _0001_Christine_TombolilloHeadshotyour home’s exterior a fresh look.  Our licensed NYS real estate salesperson, Christine Tombolillo has few simple ways to spruce up your front porch without taking a bite out of your wallet!


Dress Up That Concrete Porch

If your home has a simple concrete porch, there are a number of great ways to give it a more refined appearance that won’t involve replacing it.  One option is using concrete paint.  Available in many colors and textures, you can create the look of a more expensive stone porch at a fraction of the cost of replacing it.


Ask Brendan- What is in your Homeowner’s Toolkit?

Homeowner's Toolkit

A Homeowner’s Toolkit: All The Tools You Need To Care For Yo_0000_Brendan Headshotur Home

Whether you have just bought your first home or have been a homeowner for some time, chances are that at some point you will be faced with home repairs.  While you can always call the local repairman to fix minor plumbing or structural problems, doing the repairs yourself can save you time and money, and with a few tools you’ll have everything you need to make most home repairs.  So what do you need to create a Homeowner’s Toolkit, and to give you the know-how to make the simple repairs yourself? Our Licensed NYS Real Estate Salesperson Brendan has a list that includes everything you’ll need!


Ask Christine- Decorating with Plants

Decorating With Plants


When choosing a style of furnishing, color scheme, or fabrics for your new home, or when redecorating a room, plants often do not immediately spring to mind when considering what you need to complete your space.  Plants can be, however, an inexpensive and beautiful addition to any room, and there are a great number of options that can complement and even inspire any décor. Our Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Christine Tombolillo, has some great tips and tricks on decorating with plants.