August 2013 community press

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Volume 28

It’s Game On for the Chamber Business Show! It’s Game On for the Chamber Annual Business Show! The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce announced that Thursday, October 10, is the official day of Tioga Business 2013! This is the signature event of the chamber held at the Owego Treadway Inn. Each year the chamber brings together over 100 businesses for this exceptional event. It has become the region’s premier business-to-business trade show and it gives business an opportunity to showcase products and services and make new business contacts. This is a show you don’t want to miss, ask one of the many businesses

that have participated in the past. The Chamber of Commerce has received many positive comments over the years and they know the show will benefit local businesses. For more information, call the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce at (607) 687-2020. The chamber is also looking for sponsors for the event. Pictured above is the ribbon cutting at last year's business show.

Miss Tioga Downs 2013

The 2013 Miss Tioga Downs Pageant was held last month where 23 young women form the area participated. Mary Katherine Kulp (center) from Vestal was


Rare Local Vehicles on Display at Tioga Museum

The restored 1914 O-We-Go Cyclecar made its debut at the 20th Annual Tioga Region Antique Car Show in 2005. Pictured above are Kathy & Joe Hatfield (seated), Ray Shaver, and Jim Mead, owner of the car. Hatfield is the grandson of Charles B. Hatfield, Jr., who founded the O-We-Go Cyclecar Company in Owego in 1914.

The Tioga County Historical Society invites you to visit their special limitedtime engagement of “Are We There Yet?: A History of Travel and Transportation in Tioga County”. This new exhibit features several rare locallymanufactured vehicles, including the “OWe-Go” cycle-car, an automobile powered by a motorcycle engine that used motorcycle wheels. This is the first time in years that the “O-We-Go” has been on public display in Tioga County. The cycle-car is on loan to the museum from local resident James Mead. Another centerpiece of the exhibit is a 1912 Monarch Motorcycle, crowned Miss Tioga Downs 2013, the manufactured in Owego by the Ives first runner up was Sunny Braman (right) Motorcycle Company. Also on display is from Greene, and the second runner up a full-sized carriage made in Owego, a Taylor Antczak (left) from New Berlin.

An Antique Car Show and Flea Market will take place on Sunday, August 18, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Hickories Park, Route 17c, Owego. Admission is $2 per person, free for children under 12. The show is

horse-drawn sleigh, a high-wheel bicycle, and one of the oldest known hand-cranked gas station pumps used in the early 1900s, and hundreds more artifacts and photographs. “Are We There Yet?: A History of Travel and Transportation in Tioga County” is on display now through the end of September. Admission is free to the museum, but donations are greatly appreciated. The Tioga County Historical Society Museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. For more information, call 687-2460, email, or visit

sponsored by the Tioga Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. This year, all vehicles are welcome, including Future Classics! See ad on page 16.


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AUTO • BOAT • RV • DETAILING “CLEAN LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN” 607-206-6396 We want to make the citizens of the Town of Owego aware that there have been sightings last month of coyotes in the Campville Commons Park, Rt. 17C, Endicott, NY. While there have been no immediate threats posed to people, there was a report that a coyote or coyotes approached a dog accompanying an individual at the park, without incident or contact. This public notice is not intended to cause undue alarm but to make the public aware of the situation and to

remind dog owners of the need to follow the leash law. IF YOU DO ENCOUNTER A COYOTE - Do not advance towards the animal. Calmly leave the area. Avoid direct eye contact. IF APPROACHED BY A COYOTE Do not advance towards the animal. Calmly leave the area. Avoid direct eye contact. NEVER FEED WILDLIFE Coyotes quickly lose their natural fear of humans when they begin to associate us with food and can become bold, even aggressive. The Town of Owego is in the process of addressing this issue. The Town also asks that you report any nonemergent incidences with a coyote to the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office (non-emergency phone number 6871010) as well as the Town of Owego at 687-0123, ext. 7.

Chinese Auction, BBQ to Benefit Owego Church A Chinese Auction and Chicken BBQ with live music will be held on Saturday, August 24, to help the historic First Baptist Church Of Owego with their flood recovery. The auction begins at 11:00 am, with

drawings at 3:00 pm. The chicken BBQ costs $5.00. Some of the items available at the Chinese auction are: Mud Flaps From Auto Zone; One Year’s Service From Matthews’ Auto; Designer Sun Glasses; Gift Cards from Van Horn’s, Katie’s Kreations, Ice Cream Works, Wendy’s, Arby’s, TGI-Fridays, Blue Dolphin, etc.; B-Mets T-Shirt, Hat, and four General Admission Tickets; Tioga Theater Tickets; Automobile Cleaning Kit/Auto Vacuum; Pearl Earrings From Van Cott Jewelers; One Year Family Membership Boys & Girls Club. The First Baptist Church of Owego is at the corner of Church and Main Streets in Owego.

Cooking Classes At The Kitchen Store The Kitchen Store in Apalachin has some great classes for August. Check out their schedule in their ad on page 17 and sign up for yours by calling Sue at 607-625-5048. Did you know The Kitchen Store is MUCH More than the best cooking lessons...they have awesome kitchen supplies, local and home/hand made goods and the unusual, plus a Knife Sharpening Service! Stop by today and "Talk Food with Sue." You'll be glad you did. Tioga County's


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Democratic BBQ Fundraiser Tioga County Democratic Committee chicken BBQ fundraiser will be held 5pm, Thursday, August 8, at Hickories Park. All Tioga Democrats are invited. Democratic candidates from the county will speak and be available for questions. Featured speaker is Martha

Robertson, candidate for 123rd Congressional District in 2014. Reservations required ($20 per person), call Julia Sexton, Committee Treasurer, at 748-2857. Those wishing to donate to TCDC send to Julia at 3543 Bornt Hill Rd., Endicott, NY 13827.

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Army Sergeant Dick Hopkins Survives Pearl Harbor and Japanese Bullet and Lives Full Life to 91

Army Sergeant Dick Hopkins of Berkshire was 19 when he survived Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was 20 when a Japanese bullet whizzed by his head while in fierce combat on Guadalcanal. The Greatest Generation combat veteran came home. Dick lived 91 years. He died Wednesday, July 24, following a period of declining health. That's 71 years after receiving the Bronze Star, the nation's fifth highest award, for meritorious service in a combat zone at Guadalcanal and Pearl Harbor. Dick never missed a VFW-Owego Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day with fellow survivors. Dick was married 65 years to Laura. Father of four. Grandfather to seven including grandson Steven Tatich in Afghanistan. The Michigan State

College graduate retired as a Soil Conservationist from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Owego. The Rev. Geoffrey Doolittle officiated at his memorial service at Mac Pherson Funeral Home in Newark Valley. Full military honors - guard of honor, firing of volley shots as a salute, taps and presentation of the American Flag to his widow were rendered by the Honor Guard of the Glenn A. Warner Post 1371 Veterans of Foreign Wars, a position he served for years. Hopkins enlisted April 2, 1940, and arrived in Honolulu June 17, 1940. He was assigned to the 24th Infantry Division at Scholfield Barracks. Hopkins remembers the planes coming in and bombs dropping. It is something you do not forget. He recalled looking out his barracks. He remembers placing wounded on cars and trucks, anything they could get them on to rush them to the hospital. Hopkins was assigned to the Guadalcanal Campaign from Aug. 1942 to Feb. 2, 1943. He spent four of those months in front line combat in charge of two machine gun squads. "The Japanese would not surrender," he said. Tioga County now has one Pearl Harbor Survivor, Army Air Force veteran Charles "Bill" Kennedy of Owego. He was at Hickham Field when 50 Japanese dive bombers attacked. Kennedy shared his story at Owego's last Memorial Day service.

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Tioga United Way Announces Student Engagement Award Recipients Eight Tioga County students were selected to participate in the Tioga United Way Student Engagement Program. They are Michael Yanchus, James Felice and Ralph LeDuc from OwegoApalachin, James Kline and Jordan Obregon from Newark Valley, Barbara Pralat and Deanna Hutchison from Tioga Central, and Bailey Tryon from Waverly. These “rising seniors,” selected by the schools, are spending July and August working with Tioga United Way Partner Agencies and other County nonprofits: Tioga Boys & Girls Club, A New Hope Center, Newark Valley School Age Child Care (SACC), Fran-

ziska-Racker Center, Community Care Network of Nichols, and Cooperative Extension Family Resource Center. Student stipends to help defray transportation and other costs were provided by a grant from the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers. “These students will gain valuable insight into the workings of a non-profit, and the significance of philanthropy in supporting the important missions of these agencies,” said Brian Eldridge, Executive Director of the Tioga United Way. “This is the first year of what will be an ongoing and growing program to increase student awareness and involvement,” he said.

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On Sunday, September 15, the Apalachin Youth Football League will be hosting their 13th Annual Gerald M. Bundy Memorial Golf Tournament at Pheasant Hill Country Club. This is the primary fundraiser for the nonprofit organization. The AYFL is a parent supported organization for boys & girls ages 512. Their ultimate goal is to teach the children good sportsmanship, help them develop their athletic skills, & at the same time, have fun in a relaxed, competitive atmos-

phere. Here are a few ways that they are asking for your help. 1. Green & Tee Sponsorship's Corporate Gold $200 Corporate Silver $100 Family – Any Donation under $100 2. Captain & Crew Golf Participants 3. Prize Donations Your help today enables them to continue providing youth with quality memories & experiences they will have for a lifetime. Thank you for your consideration.

Fresh Food Face Off Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will be hosting its 4th annual fundraiser titled “Fresh Food Face Off: Local Chefs Compete for the Best Taste of Broome.” The fundraiser will take place on August 7, 2013, from 6 to 8 pm in the Cutler Botanic Garden. The Cutler Botanic Garden is located at 840 Upper Front Street in Binghamton. The garden is owned and operated by Cornell Cooperative ExtensionBroome County. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. Guests are invited to roam the Cutler Botanic Garden and sample dishes prepared by chefs from: Binghamton University/Sodexo, The Beef, Remlik's Bar & Oyster Grille (2012 Best Taste), Water Street Brewing Co., Zona & Co. Grill, The River Bistro, Lost Dog Café, The Sherwood Hotel, and The Butcher Block. Using local ingredients, area chefs will create delicious dishes and compete to win the coveted “Best Taste of Broome Award.” Food will

be paired with beverages provided by: Americana Vineyards Winery, Water Street Brewing Company, Black Bear Winery, Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellar, Pleasant Valley Wine Company, Binghamton Brewing Company, and Red Tail Ridge Winery. Cheeses provided by Engelbert Farm and Dutch Hill Creamery. Desserts will be prepared by Rainbow’s End Desserts and Underground Baker. Entertainment will be provided by Jared Campbell. Guests will have an opportunity to take a chance on many themed baskets, including: Sports Lovers, Coffee Lover’s, Skaneateles Trip, Orlando Trip, Spa Basket and many more. Find the event on Facebook by searching "4th Annual Fresh Food Face Off" and keep up-to-date on details. For more information about the “Fresh Food Face Off” Fundraiser, please contact Beth Roberts at (607) 772-8953 or visit the web site

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Tioga County Legislature Meeting The Eighth Regular Meeting of 2013 will be held at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, August 13, in the Edward D. Hubbard Auditorium at 56 Main Street, in Owego. Committee meetings will be held in the Legislative Conference Room and Edward D. Hubbard Auditorium, or Conference Rooms at 56 Main Street, Owego.

Individuals requiring any accommodation or auxiliary aid may contact the Legislative Office at (607) 687-8240. With advance notice, necessary auxiliary aids will be provided at no cost to the person requesting assistance.

Allocation Decisions for Partner Agencies Completed The Budget and Allocations Committee of the Tioga United Way recently completed its evaluation of Partner Agency requests for funding. $180,900 will be distributed to their 33 Partner Agencies in 2014. “Meeting this obligation relies upon the continuing support of Tioga

County residents and businesses to the annual campaign,” said Brian Eldridge, Executive Director of the Tioga United Way. The 2013-2014 Campaign Kickoff will be held September 19 at Turkey Trot Acres.

Summer Reading Started Monday July 8, and continuing through August 17, there will be Summer Reading at Candor Free Library "Dig into Reading" for all ages, from beginning reader through high school - drop by the library to pick up a reading log and to enter

end-of-summer drawing. Also a Tween Book Club, Explore Bags, Scavenger hunts and kid-friendly digital cameras to check out. For more information contact the library at 659-7258 or visit their new blog at



Sundaes at the Farm: FREE Family Event Visit a working dairy farm and enjoy a FREE ice cream sundae with locally grown toppings. The Tioga County Agricultural Resource Group will host Sundaes at the Farm at Howland Acres on 178 Barden Road in Candor on Sunday, August 18, from 1 to 4 pm. This free family event will educate and entertain families on a 90-cow working dairy farm, owned and operated by the Howland Family. Attendees can enjoy a variety of activities, including self-guided tours of the farm, educational stations for those seeking to delve deeper into the farm operation, a scavenger hunt and helium balloons for the kids, farm equipment on display and more. Free ice cream sundaes will also be served by the Tioga County Dairy Princess, Kristy Alexander, and her court. Attendees can also sample free Bryne Dairy milk and chocolate milk, Chobani yogurt and Cabot cheese, all made with New York milk. The farm family and members of the

Tioga County agricultural community, including the Tioga County Soil & Water Conservation District and Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Tioga County, will be on hand to answer questions. There will also be a farmers’ market featuring local farm products for purchase, as well as a 4-H food booth and chicken BBQ. Howland Acres is owned and operated by Rob and Darlene Howland who have been part of the Tioga County agricultural community for 40 years. The farm consists of 380 acres and is home to 180 dairy cattle. The Howlands take pride in their farm operation and are focused on producing high-quality milk for consumers. For more information, visit or call Tioga County Tourism at 607687-7440. The event will be held rain or shine.

RUNNERS WANTED 2nd Annual Lion 5K Walk/Run The Apalachin Lions Club is hosting its 2nd Annual Lion 5K Walk/Run on October 19, 2013. It will be held at the Apalachin Fireman’s Field Day Grounds at 10:00 am (SHARP) with Registration opening up at 8:30 am. The race will help to benefit the Apalachin Lions Club Activities Fund, with all proceeds going back into the Apalachin/Little Meadows Communities. The entry fee for this is event is $20.00 (Pre-Registration and includes an official race T-shirt) and $25.00 (Day of the race, with limited T-

shirts available); also a small snack will be available after the race. There will be prizes awarded to the Over winner, Top Male, Top Female, and several different ago brackets. A Kids Fun Run will also take place during the event. For more information about the run, visit the Apalachin Lions Club website at or Twitter @ApalachinLion5K and Facebook - 2nd Annual Apalachin Lion 5K, email Lion Jake Brown at

Vacation Bible School Apalachin United Methodist Church invites all children who are three-yearsold to going into 6th Grade to step right up at Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God's World Comes Together Vacation Bible School. Explore and experience God's welcoming love at VBS! The fun begins August 11 and ends August 15, from Sunday 5:30 to 8:00 pm, Monday through Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the

Apalachin United Methodist Church, 303 Pennsylvania Ave., Apalachin, NY. The adventures include interactive Bible fun and great music, super science, cool crafts, global games, and more. To be part of all the excitement at Everywhere Fun Fair, call the church office 625-2733 for more information or to register.



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24th Year of the Apalachin Lions Back to School Program The first day of school is a day of new experiences, new friends and new clothes. Unfortunately not all families are able to buy new clothing for that all important opening day. The Apalachin Lions Club, in cooperation with the Vestal Target has conducted a BACK TO SCHOOL program for the last 24 years. This program furnishes gift certificates to eligible families for help in defraying some of the cost of getting their children equipped for school.

People living in the Apalachin 13732, Campville 13760 and Little Meadows, PA 18830 Zip Code areas can obtain information on eligibility and the application process by calling Nick Rossi at 625-3765 before August 19, 2013. Eligibility for aid will be determined by the Apalachin Lions Club and applicants who qualify will receive a gift certificate prior to the start of the school year.

Acacia Vacation Bible School Park Terrace Community United Methodist Church will be hosting Under the Acacia Vacation Bible School this summer. Children and youth ages 3- to 12years-old will have "a roaring good time" learning lessons and more with the help of a lovable lion named Tinashe that leads them on a journey to Africa. Pronounced T-na-shay, Tinashe translates as “We have God” or “God is with us.”

The Vacation Bible School will be held August 19 through August 23, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. daily. The last night, August 23, will be combined with the community ice cream social. Park Terrace Community United Methodist Church is at 30 Glann Road in Apalachin. For more information, contact Carrie Sullivan at: the Park Terrace office at

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Congratulations to Arrah Richards, Payroll Clerk Typist, Tioga County Sherriff’s Office. Arrah has been selected Tioga County Employee of the 2nd Quarter of 2013. Arrah began working for Tioga County in March of 2006, when she was hired by the Board of Elections as Deputy Commissioner. Arrah accepted petitions, kept up with State regulations such as the NVRA (National Voters Registration Act); maintained street files provided guidance to officials in the

conduction of local elections and prepared for inspector training classes. Arrah was also responsible for submitting a report to the NYS Board of Elections which was entered as a “Best Practice” report. In September of 2010, Arrah was hired at the Sheriff’s Office as a Payroll Clerk/Typist. Arrah’s core responsibility is to manage payroll activities for the 120 employees and extend administrative support to all, particularly the executive staff. Arrah’s duties also include billing towns, counties, states and Federal Marshals for inmate board-ins and road patrol. She also works with the Personnel office in back-filing and hiring new employees. Arrah’s co-workers and supervisors agree that she is extremely dedicated and hardworking and performs duties in an exemplary fashion. Arrah continually looks for additional work and ways to improve operations. She has developed spreadsheets for use in tracking and analyzing employee benefit and overtime data. Arrah has designed forms and invoices. She is also working with another staff member to standardize the formatting and appearance of more than 150 standard operating procedures. Aside from her professional drive, Arrah is a thoughtful and generous person and a staunch advocate for her co-employees. She is mindful of her co-workers wellbeing and is eager to lend a hand to someone in need. She has volunteered to coordinate employee donations for the United Way. Arrah’s drive and enthusiasm are not limited to work life only. She loves the outdoors; kayaking, boating and gardening are among her many interests. She has also played the piano most of her life. But the true joy of Arrah’s life is her 4-year-old daughter, Emma. Arrah’s plan is to share her love of travel with Emma and together eventually visit every state and hopefully travel abroad as well. Arrah’s achievements will be recognized at the legislative meeting to be held on Tuesday, August 13, at Noon in the Hubbard Auditorium

Book Drive The Family Reading Partnership of Owego Apalachin is in need of gently used/new children's books to supply their free give-away books programs. The books are placed on red bookshelves at Health and Human Services, WIC, Motor Vehicle Office, Tioga Trails, Family Resource Center, Lynn's Barber Shop, Abidein-the Vine, Headstart, OES and AES, and are given away free to children and their families. Since organizing four years ago, the Partnership has distributed over 23,000 books to encourage families and children to read more. If anyone has children's books, board books, or early chapter books, they may be dropped off at the Coburn Free Library during their hours of operation (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-5 or Tuesday and Thursday 1-5). You may also call 625-3132 for the Apalachin and Triple Cities area or 687-5790 for the Owego area, to make arrangements for pick-up. Thank you



Dunbar Antiques & 'Erb Lady Ribbon Cutting

The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting for Dunbar Antiques and the ‘Erb Lady on Tuesday, July 30. Dunbar Antiques and the ‘Erb Lady at 68 North Avenue is the newest addition to the rebirth of an antique mecca in downtown Owego, New York. Owners Fran and Sandy Dunbar have been at this business for decades setting up and selling at antique shows throughout the northeast and are now happy to be settling in at a beautiful new location. The storefront is washed in bright colors of blue and yellow and features tastefully decorated windows. Inside is shiny and clean and filled with unique things. Dunbar Antiques

specializes in estate glass, quality furniture, vintage linens, china, art, statuary and a large selection of handmade Persian rugs that blend perfectly with any décor from log homes to Victorian mansions. The ‘Erb Lady offerings consist of organic herbs and spices, teas, select organic snacks, cooking essentials and more. Sandy will special order many items such as gluten and wheat free products, just ask. Dunbar Antiques and The ‘Erb Lady are open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, the first and third Sunday’s from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Art walk third Friday’s until 8:00pm.

Patsellis Receives Service Award

left to right: BOCES Superintendent Allen Buyck, WBNG News Director Candace Chapman, Callie Patsellis and Senator Tom Libous.

Callie Patsellis of Tioga Central High School was awarded a Student Community Service Award and a $1,000 scholarship for her commitment to volunteerism in the community. Callie volunteered at the Robert Packer Hospital and the Riverview Manor Nursing Home. She was also a bell ringer for the Salvation Army and helped with roadside cleanup. “The best thing you can do is take on the day with a smile,” said Patsellis. Senator Libous partnered with

Broome-Tioga BOCES and WBNGTV to create this scholarship to reward students for their commitment to community service. Each student who received the community service award was given a $1,000 scholarship. "Community service is not about dollars and cents, it’s about time,” Libous said. “It’s about caring and about smiles and hugs and knowing we've helped someone. It's about giving instead of taking. It's something money can't buy."

Basketball Tournament

Hickories Park Closing Due to several construction projects, Hickories Park will be closing for the season on September 8, 2013, at 5:00 pm


It will re-open in early spring. Pavillion reservations will begin on January 2, 2014.

Spencer-Van Etten Community & Fitness Center announces their 9th Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Saturday, August 17, Noon till done at the Spencer Middle School Basketball courts. The entrance fee is $15per

person. Each participant will receive an event T-shirt. All ages are welcome to join the fun of this event. For more information or to pre-register contact Tracy at (607) 425-6963.



Curatolo Receives Service Award

Firemen’s Monument Gets Facelift

Pictured left to right: BOCES Superintendent Allen Buyck, WBNG News Director Candace Chapman, Kathryn Curatolo and Senator Tom Libous.

Kathryn Curatolo of Owego Free Academy was awarded a Student Community Service Award and a $1,000 scholarship for her commitment to volunteerism in the community. Kathryn volunteered with the Interact Club Community garden, the Bassett Youth Foundation, Family Reading Partnership, Gateway Community Park and Yes! Leads. She also participated with Key Club, Brick Pond clean-up, Riverwalk clean-up and flood cleanup. “The time commitment is a huge factor, but the reward is even greater,” said Curatolo. Senator Libous partnered with

Broome-Tioga BOCES and WBNGTV to create this scholarship to reward students for their commitment to community service. Each student who received the award was given a $1,000 scholarship.


The Apalachin Fire Department received a little face lift in honor of 100 Years of Service.

Group Examines Tioga County Technology Systems Tioga County Legislature has entrusted ICS Solutions Group with finding ways to make the county's IT operations more efficient, accessible and transparent. "We are honored to have been selected as a trusted IT partner for the county government," said ICS president Kevin Blake. "When you are working for local governments, you are really working for your local community." ICS Solutions Group began working with the county June 1. The company operates as a seamless extension of existing operations, and makes technology recommendations based on the best interest of its clients. Often, it is difficult for small businesses and governments to take a gestalt-style approach to their technology systems: new servers, workstations and networks are added as the need arises without examining the most efficient and cohesive overall structure. "We are helping provide the expertise and structure to efficiently run their internal IT services," Travis Hayes, CIO of ICS Solutions Group. "We have taken our experience and knowledge and are helping Tioga County restructure their internal IT services, in order to provide better structure, process and accountability."

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The monument and flag pole which represents the Fallen Firefighters of Apalachin had flowers planted around it and the monument itself was cleaned. Also a new flag was raised up the pole, and the chain that surrounds the monument received a new coat of black paint to make it look more presentable. The project was headed up by David Ritz and Ryan Crispell both members of Boy Scout Troop 32, and the Apalachin Fire Department. Troop 32 and the fire department would like to thank York’s Nursery for donating topsoil and mulch for the project and W & W Nursery for donating the flowers and plants. A big thank you to members of Troop 32 that helped with the project and members' mothers who helped with the logistics of planting the flowers.



Food Bank Receives Grant


Outstanding Members of Class of 2013

Laurel Neira, Olivia Bishop, Toree Howe, and Emma McCarthy

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier has received a grant in the amount of $5,000 underwritten by the Citizens Bank Foundation. These funds will be used to support the Food Bank’s summer feeding initiatives like the Summer Food Service Program - Picnics in the Park and Summer Food Service

Program Demonstration Project. Pictured from Left to Right: Jennifer Bertron, Food Bank of the Southern Tier Grants Manager; Diane Mooney, Citizens Bank Vestal Branch Manager; and Traci Masso, Citizens Bank Endicott Branch Manager.

The Owego Apalachin Foundation for Excellence in Education announced awards to four outstanding members of Owego Free Academy’s Class of 2013 Emma McCarthy and Laurel Neira received this year’s OA foundation Scholarship Award, and Olivia Bishop and Toree Howe received the Joseph N. Marzo Memorial Award. In 2002 the Foundation started a

Scholarship program. In 2004 the Joseph N. Marzo Family asked the foundation to be trustees to a scholarship in his name. The scholarship looks to support a graduating senior going into a field of study that supports children. Mr. Marzo was the Assistant Superintendent and an educator in the Union Endicott School District for over 38 years. His children and many of his grandchildren attend or have attended the Owego schools. His passion was making sure that all kids received a solid educational foundation and over-achieved in their abilities. The foundation is pleased to announce that between the two scholarship programs they have awarded 43 scholarships for a total of $21,500 to OFA graduating seniors going into a youth oriented field.

Adam Schumacher "Meet the Candidate" Spaghetti Dinner Friends of Adam R. Schumacher for DA cordially invite Tioga County residents to Bud's Place, Route 434 in Apalachin, for a “Meet the Candidate” Spaghetti Dinner on August 12, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. You will enjoy a home cooked spaghetti dinner while being served by Candidate Adam Schumacher and his family. All are welcome to attend.

Ice Cream Social The Park Terrace Community United Methodist Church will hold an “Ice Ceam Social” on Friday, August 23, starting at 6:00 pm. Park Terrace Community United Methodist is located at 30 Glann Road in Apalachin.

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The Tioga County Rural Ministry is having a food giveaway for low to moderate income individuals and families who are living in Owego. The giveaway will be held on Saturday, August 10, from 10:00 till 11:00 am, at the Tioga County Rural Ministry, 143 North Avenue in Owego. Please bring your own bags or boxes. For more information, call Tioga County Rural Ministry at 687 -3021.




Berry Bear Frozen Yogurt Ribbon Cutting

Katlie Brown from Richford enjoys a self-serve frozen yogurt during the grand opening of Berry Bear Frozen Yogurt. -Photos by: Joe Langevin



The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Event last month for Berry Bear Frozen Yogurt, 941 State Route 17C in Owego. Berry Bear Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt is made fresh daily with real yogurt and fat free milk. They carry 18 different flavors of yogurt. They believe that people want to make healthier decisions, but also like a rich and creamy traditional frozen dessert more than an icy, bland frozen yogurt. Berry Bear™ provides you with flavors reminiscent of your childhood trips to the local dessert shop as well as fruit-based flavors that will suit even the most health conscious individuals. Just like the flavor choices, the toppings bar is a place where you become the master of your dessert. From fresh fruits and nuts to brownie bites and chocolate syrup, the possibilities are endless! Hours of operation are 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

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Zimmer To Run For Re-Election

Michael E. Zimmer announed his intention to run for re-election for the position of Town Clerk for the Town of Owego. Zimmer has served in this capacity since November 1989. He served as Dog Control Officer for three years

prior. Included with his position, Zimmer has served as Receiver of Taxes. His office is responsible for Dog Licenses, Hunting and Fishing, Marriage Licenses, Freedom of Information Officer and for issuing Handicapped Parking Permits. In addition Zimmer takes the minutes of the Town Board Meetings, collects Sewer & Water payments. Zimmer says that the most rewarding part of the position is knowing he has successfully helped many residents over the years and has met many wonderful people.

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Annual Older Adult Health Fair and Expo

The Department of Aging at Tioga Opportunities, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Annual Older Adult Health Fair and Expo will be held on Thursday, August 15, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Owego Free Academy, 1 Sheldon Guile Boulevard, Owego. Many agencies and businesses

will be on hand to provide you with the most up-to-date information available on a variety of topics. Admission is free, and great door prizes will be given away during the event. Contact Christine Shaver at 6874120, ext. 331 with any questions.

Antiques Appraisal Event - August 10 If you are in the dark about how much your collection of antiques is worth, then visit Tioga Downs Casino on Saturday, August 10, 2013, for the first annual Antiques Appraisal Event from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Four ISA-certified appraisers will be on hand at Tioga Downs’ Antique and General Marketplace to conduct appraisals. They are: David Mapes, owner of Mapes Auctioneers and Appraisers of Vestal, NY; Laurie Bostwick of Bostwick Auctions, New York State Auctioneer of the Year and President-Elect of the New York State Auctioneer's Association; Jim Mead, owner of the Tioga Transportation Museum and the Early Owego Antique Center; Dick Graney, long time dealer and collector of military and antique firearms.

Those attending the appraisal event (in the Flea Market location) will be assigned to a specific appraiser, based on the type of items they bring. There is $2 fee for each appraised piece, with all proceeds donated to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Although there is a limit of three items per sitting, guests are invited to bring as many as they like and take another place in line. Guests will have their place in line designated, and they are welcome to wait in the queue or explore the Antique and General Marketplace, as staff will be announcing which numbers are coming up for which line. For more information, please contact Fran Antalek at (607) 2398353. Tioga Downs is at 2384 W. River Road in Nichols (Exit 62 off Rt 17).



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The Ti-Ahwaga Community Player's Nicky Awards were presented this year during the theater group's annual picnic, which was held at Hickories Park in Owego, on July 28. The winners are chosen each July through ballot by its membership. This year's plays were "Death of a Salesman," "A Christmas Story," "A Delicate Balance," "The Miracle Worker," and "Avenue Q." The categories include best supporting actor and actress, best actor and actress, best director, and best play. Kathy Harris took "Best Supporting Actress" with her rib-tickling performances as Lucy, Yellow Bear and Mrs. T in "Avenue Q," and Chris Pellicano took "Best Supporting Actor" with his equally funny performance as Nicky in "Avenue Q." Laura Jackson, at 12 years old, took "Best Actress" with her amazing performance as Helen Keller in "The Miracle Work," and Joe Brainard took "Best Actor" with his dynamic performances as Princeton and Rod in "Avenue Q." Linda Fenescey and Brian Flynn both took the award for "Best Director" as a result of a tie in the voting. Linda took it

for "The Miracle Worker," and Brian took it for "Avenue Q." Both plays were simply outstanding. The award for best play went to "Avenue Q." Producer Shawn Yetter and director Brian Flynn accepted it together. Before the play opened, they were both nervous about how this decidedly "adult-themed" play using puppets alongside actors would be accepted by the audiences. This award answers that question. The set and lighting was beautiful, the music and songs were delightful, and the actors performed flawlessly together. It was a real treat to see, and an award well deserved. The Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center is a beautiful cabaret-style theater located at 42 Delphine St. in Owego, where fine wines, beers, soft drinks and snacks are available to enjoy at your table during the show, and there isn't a bad seat in the house. The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players perform five plays each year from October through June. You can find out more about the Players, plays, membership and the Center by logging on to or calling 687-2130.

Tioga Acting Guild to Present "I Hate Shakespeare"

Tioga Acting Guild will be presenting “I Hate Shakespeare!” by Steph DeFerie. The dinner theater will be two days only on August 10 at 6pm and August 11 at 2pm. It will be performed at the former Nichols Elementary School, 139 Roki Blvd., Nichols. Tickets are only $15 and include a picnic style pulled pork dinner. To reserve your ticket, you can call (607) 565-9849 or purchase them online at We hate Shakespeare! At least that's what the audience thinks until they get a rip-roaring rundown of Shakespeare's

classics. With zombies, talking cows, and an appearance by Jerry Springer, I Hate Shakespeare! is a hilarious and fast -paced introduction to Shakespeare, with a modern twist. Plus, someone gets a pie in the face. In keeping with TAG’s slogan, ‘the ACT that gives back’, TAG will be donating a portion of its proceeds to the local chapter of Catholic Charities and designating the funds for the Tioga Outreach Food Pantry program. If you would like to donate any non-perishable food items, TAG will be collecting on behalf of the food pantry.




Tioga Downs' 2nd Annual Motorcycle Show Tioga Downs Casino will host their second annual Motorcycle Show on Saturday, August 10, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sponsored by Southern Tier Harley Davidson, the show is open to all brands and makes of Motorcycles. Guests are invited to donate $1 to Danielle House and become an honorary judge. All bikes must be registered by noon, and the first 100 registrants receive a free T-shirt. Judging will occur from noon to 2:00 pm, with trophy presentations at 3:30 pm. Awards will be given out for the Top

20 Motorcycles and the Top Three “Best in Show”. There will be vendors and blues band “String of Pearls” will be performing from noon to 3:00 pm. For more information, contact Erica Miller at (607) 425-1225. Tioga Downs Casino is in Nichols (exit 62 off Rt 17). You must be 18 years old to play video gaming machines. Please play responsibly. For more info, contact Tioga Downs online at (1-888-WIN-TIOGA).

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Honoring Sgt. Justin Rogers Join in honoring the memory of Sgt. Justin Rogers, a graduate of Tioga Central School, who lost his life on June 28, 2013, at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Justin will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the entire Tioga Center community. Local Zumba® Instructors invite you to join in honoring Justin at a Zumbathon. All proceeds will go to the Justin Rogers Athletic Sports Scholarship Fund c/o Tioga Central School, PO Box 241, Tioga Center, NY 13845.

The Zumbathon will take place on Saturday, August 31, from noon to 2:30 pm at the Tioga Central Middle School Gym, 27 5th Avenue in Tioga Center. Registration is at 11:30 pm. The cost is $20 at the door, a donation is requested for participants 12 and under. There will be raffles and a 50/50. If you wish to donate to help with this event or have questions please send an email to: or

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Pumpkin Festival Breakfast The Tioga Center Pumpkin Festival Inc will hold a breakfast on Saturday, August 10, with breakfast being served from 7:00 to 10:00 am. All proceeds from your donations go back to Ransom Park, the Beautification of Tioga Center and/or the Tioga Youth

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Owego First Baptist Church Needs Your Help With a quick glance as you pass by the First Baptist Church of Owego, all seems well on the outside. It has been nearly two years since the flood, and life has pretty much returned to normal in the town. However, this is not the case for the congregation at this church. With a quick look inside, it is clear that the devastation from the flood still remains today. “We are taking it month by month,” says Nick Wilding, fundraising manager. “With such a tremendous task ahead of us, it is easy to become discouraged rather quickly.” Nick was appointed as fundraising manager to facilitate events that would help raise funds that would get the church up and running again. Events such as spaghetti dinners, community fundraisers, and business donations are among the list of events that have already been completed. Reconstruction has slowed in the last several months due to lack of funding. With a decreasing attendance and a weak economy it is hard to raise the money that is needed to complete the project. Restoring the church means a lot to Nick. Both Nick and his wife were wed and baptized in the church. Because of this, Nick stepped up and took the position of fundraising manager for the church. The First Baptist Church of Owego realizes that the whole community was hit just as badly as they were, and they cannot thank those

enough who have stepped up to help. Neighbors, the Tioga Theater, were the first to donate giving them free tickets that could be used to raffle off. Being hit equally hard, the Tioga Theater knew that it was still important to help their neighbors out in a time of need. These tickets, along with gifts from over 70 other businesses, will be featured in the church’s upcoming Chinese Auction. While they realize a couple hundred dollars here and there will not get the church rebuild over night, every little bit helps. In addition to the auction, SweetFrog frozen yogurt has been holding events in which they donate 25% of their days sales to the rebuilding efforts. Again, in the big picture it is a small amount, but it all helps. After the flood, the entire basement was destroyed and one foot of water filled the sanctuary. With the recent completion of the kitchen and fellowship room, Sunday church service has resumed in the church rather than the office next door, and reconstruction will begin in the sanctuary very soon. While this provides a glimmer of hope for the members of the First Baptist Church of Owego, they still have a very long journey ahead of them. If you wish to donate to their efforts attend SweetFrog’s event Thursday, August 8, and the Chinese auction being held Saturday, August 24 at the church.



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“Kitchen Kids” Summer Program Looking for something fun and educational for your kids this summer? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County is offering a weeklong program that focuses on cooking, gardening, and nutrition. Daily hands-on activities teach creative ways to eat healthily, prepare nutritious recipes, and stay active. Your child will: make fruit smoothies, plant container gardens, cook whole grain pancakes, go on an herbal scavenger hunt, and much more.

Children ages 8-12 may attend. The session will run from August 19 to August 23, from 9:30 to 11:00am. With any luck, your child will come home with a new favorite vegetable! The program costs $35.00 for the week ($31.50 for each additional child in family). To register, call Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tioga County at (607) 687-4020 or send an email to Call now – space is limited!

Thank You For Your Outstanding Support! By Kirk Martin, Candidate for Tioga County District Attorney “Thank You!” to the nearly 1,500 Republicans who signed my designating petition to get on the ballot as your candidate for Tioga County District Attorney! I’m very grateful for the help of the dozens of volunteers who joined me in pounding the pavement to collect signatures, too. It’s very humbling to have collected the most signatures out of the candidates in this race. It shows how engaged and active Tioga County’s citizens are. That’s our great democracy in action. While I went door to door, I listened to your ideas and concerns about making Tioga County a safer place to live, work, raise a family and retire. I heard the same thing a lot: Our friends, family and neighbors just don’t feel as safe as they did 20 years ago. I have a plan to change things – because times have changed and we can’t leave things as they are and expect different results. As your next District Attorney, I’ll work to protect our small town way of life by addressing the challenges that threaten it. As my top priorities:

I will fight elder and senior fraud. Our seniors deserve to be protected, and I’ll get it done. I will fight drugs, like bath salts, meth and heroin. I won’t stand for the deterioration of our morals and our communities, and I will stand up for Second Amendment Rights. The Federal and State Governments have been creeping up on our constitutional rights, and it needs to stop! My great-grandfather protected our nation in WWI, my grandfather in WWII, and my father in Vietnam. Now I’m ready to protect the citizens of Tioga County to ensure it remains the safest place it can be. I’ve called Tioga County my home all my life and am ready to make a difference as your next District Attorney. I will do everything in my power to protect us from criminals who challenge the small town values that we hold dear. Thank you to the many people who have supported me in this year’s campaign so far. I hope I can earn all of Tioga County’s support as we move ahead toward Primary Election Day on September 10!

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Training Classes for Election Inspectors Election Inspectors are needed in many districts throughout Tioga County on Election Day. Please consider calling to sign up for training and fulfilling your civic duty. The Tioga County Board of Elections will be conducting Inspector training classes in the Hubbard Auditorium at the Tioga County Office Building, 56 Main St., Owego on the following dates: Monday, July 29, 1 to 4:30pm Monday, Aug. 26, 1 to 4:30pm Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10am to 1:30pm To be an inspector, the New York State Board of Elections mandates that you attend one training session



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annually. Inspectors will be given the opportunity to see the importance of setting up a poll site as it would be on Election Day, review the Supply Bag and Forms, a demonstration on how to “Open the Polls/Close the Polls” as well as how to cast a ballot on the Voting Machine. Inspectors will be paid for attending training and working Election Day. Pre-registration is required by calling 687-8261. Primary Election is September 10, 2013, and the General Election is November 5, 2013.

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Owego 12 Under B Team

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Owego's 12 Under B Team finished a successful 2013 All Star season, finishing with an overall record of 11 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie. They started the All Star season with a 2nd place finish at the Maine Endwell Tournament. The highlight of that Tournament was Dylan Simpson's perfect game, striking out all the batters he faced. The game was cut short at 4 innings due to the Tournament's "Mercy Rule" At the next tournament, the West Corner Tournament, after a fast start they were moved from The B Bracket to the A where they finished once again in second. They lost to a strong Vestal A Team in the final. The highlight of this tournament was their semi-final victory over Johnson City's A Team, advancing them to the final. The team earned their first Tournament Championship by winning the Owego B Championship. The

highlight of the Tournment was their comeback victory against North East Bradford, overcoming an 8 to 1 deficit. Solid pitching from Lucas Twelves and Alex Mentana kept them in the game, allowing the bats to get them back into the game and eventually win. Through the three tournaments, timely hitting combined with 23 home runs led the offense. The power surge was led by Sam Lavo's 9 home runs and Dylan Simpson's 6. The pitching was excellent as well, led by Simpson who did not lose one game during the three tournaments. This year's success was a total team effort with contributions from all. Every player had at least one if not many hits, fielding plays and pitching efforts that made a difference in a game. The player's parents and grandparents should be proud of these players' efforts.


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New Church Consulting Ministry Starting in Apalachin In an effort to provide assistance to the local church, Rev. J. Steven Reynolds, the former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Waverly, NY, has begun a church-consulting ministry located in Apalachin. The ministry, called 4T I-40, is described on its web site as a church consulting ministry that seeks to equip any local church that is going through any type of transition whether it would be through a pastoral change, a change in the church or the community, a change due to a crisis in the church, or any other kind of transition. This ministry derives its name from its motto which is “Transformation Through Transitional Times” and the passage in Scripture which says, “They will soar like eagles” from Isaiah 40:31. This ministry seeks to help local churches that are in transition whether the church is in a period of growth or decline and this ministry is confident in the power of God to transform the church so that it can soar in a changing world. Rev. J. Steven Reynolds, the founder of this church consultant service, has nearly 32 years of experience in pastoral ministry and is a certified church consultant through the Society For Church Consulting. He has received training in the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, The Center for

Congregational Health in Intentional Interim Ministry, and the Church Growth Academy. He has led a number of workshops and classes including, “The Small Church in a Changing World,” “The Church-A Movement or an Institution,” and classes on Church Administration and Worship. Rev. Reynolds is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Boston and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Rev. Reynolds currently serves on the Field Ministry Enhancement Team of the Living Waters Baptist Association of the American Baptist Churches of New York State. The ministry’s focus is making consultation services affordable and available to even the smallest of congregations. The ministry offers a number of services for churches that are outlined on its web site at http:// Some of the services include, consultation, the Church Health Survey-a diagnostic tool for looking at the church’s spiritual health, interim ministry consultation, preaching (when the pastor is away or if a pulpit is vacant), and workshops, retreats and seminars. Rev. Reynolds also has a blog in which he covers a number of topics pertaining to the local church at

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Culinary Gadgets • Gluten-Free Mixes Local Foods • Internet Café • Specialty Baking Wednesday August 7 Making Pierogi 6-8pm Ever wanted to learn how to make pierogis? Even if it is the middle of the summer, come try this fun and EASY way to create wonderful pockets that are boiled then sauteed in butter and onions. This is a class on how to mix the dough and fill it with potato and cheese. $19.00 pp+ tax. Wednesday August 14 Summertime Cupcakes 6-8pm Summertime Cupcakes, very light, very pretty. Let's make the following: Pink Lemonade Cupcakes, Cupcake Sliders (yes, it looks like a baby burger!), and Chocolate Malt Cupcakes. Take home a dozen for$19.00 per person plus tax. Friday August 16 Greek 6-9pm Starting with Tzatziki Sauce with Fresh Veggies, Traditional Greek Salad, Moussaka and Greek Custard Pie to finish. Vegetarian Moussaka is available as a choice, please tell me when booking. $39.00 per person + tax. Saturday August 17 Pizza Making with Kids 3-6pm This is a class designed for parents and kids to play with pizza together. We will learn how to make the dough, top it with goodies, bake and eat. Pricing is $32.00 + tax for 2. It can be Mom and child or Dad and child, or 2 friends for one price. Monday August 19 Vegetables Galore 6-9pm Only vegetables tonight, but you will really enjoy them! Eggplant Cassarole, Zucchini Onion Stacks, Noodles with (Shrimp optional) Garlic. Friday August 23 Cooking with Beer 6-9pm Instead of that beer with your dinner, how about beer IN your dinner? Beer and Cheddar Soup, Chicken and Dumplings with Beer, Salad with Orange & Ale Vinaigrette, Chocolate Stout Cake for dessert. $39.00 pp+tax. Saturday August 24 All New Italian 6-9pm Gorgonzola Puffs, Lasagna (from scratch) with meat or veggie, Foccacia, a Garden Salad and Lemon Sorbet. Join me for a fresh twist on classic lasagna, we even make the pasta tonight. $39.00 pp + tax. Wednesday August 28 Midsummer's Night Dinner 6-9pm Buttercup Squash Soup, Roasted Cornish Hens, Garden Salad and Apple Crisp. Come out and celebrate the end of August with a tasty meal. Bring you best friend for a mid week repast. $39.00pp + tax.

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The Owego Hose Team won the Central New York Firemen’s Association (CNYFA) Overall Points trophy on Saturday, July 20, at the association’s annual convention in Hamilton, NY. The Croton Hose #3A “Flat Rats” team bested the Croton Hose #3B team by two points. Six teams from Central New York fire departments including two Owego teams and the Apalachin “Hose Twisters” competed for prize monies, trophies, and bragging rights at the firematic events. The defending Central New York Champion Company #3B team was in the lead heading into the final race of the day. However, the Company #3A team ran a near perfect straight lay race and 18 year hose racing veteran Pat Gavin cross threated on the Company #3B team’s run allowing the #3A team to win the title. The Company #3A team won the title with 13 points with Company #3B placing second overall with 11 points. Gavin jumped into a nearby lake as Matt Porcari did in 2009 after a similar mishap in the same race. The races are timed events where

firefighters test their skills. Teams of five members must connect nozzles to hoses, hoses to hoses, and hoses to the fire hydrant, and knock down targets in the quickest time in the ladder, wye, and straight lay competitions. Hose races improve basic firefighting skills. Area fire departments from 20 counties that comprise the association were invited to the races. Teams from Apalachin, Cedarville, Clayville, Owego, and Whitesboro competed. Company #3A Team Members included Jimmy Morris, Joe Ward, Mike MacNaughton, Tom Donovan III, and Nick Jerzak. The Owego Hose Teams dedicated their wins to fallen Owego Firefighter Matt Porcari and past Owego Fire Chief Ed Franz. Porcari raced on the 1995 championship team and Franz on the 1959 championship team. Franz served his second stint as Owego Fire Chief the past two years before retiring. The central races conclude a banner year for the Owego Hose Teams that included four races over the summer with three overall championships.


St. Patrick School Receives Grant for Playground, Seeks Community Help for Rebuilding St. Patrick School in Owego has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Floyd Hooker Foundation to replace its playground equipment and is inviting the community to help in the rebuilding. According to Principal Paula Smith, an audit and inspection conducted by the Diocese of Rochester found that nearly all the equipment had to be replaced. “The playground for many years has served not only St. Patrick School, but the community as well,” she said. “The news from the Diocese was very concerning because we just didn’t have that kind of money to tackle a project of this magnitude.” The news of the grant award came just days before the end of the school year. “Our prayers were answered. We are so very, very grateful!” Smith said. The school’s Father’s Club has completed demolition of existing playground structures. All the wood chips replaced after the flood of 2011 have been moved temporarily in preparation for the installation of the new equipment. “Because the playground is for the community as well as the school, we want to invite everyone--school families, alumni, parishioners, and residents of our community to work side-by-side in the rebuilding,” Smith said. This community build is from 2:00 to 6:00 pm, Friday, August 9, and 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday, August 10, at 309 Front Street, Owego. Parkitech Playgrounds will be on hand to supervise the installation. The school will provide snacks and lunch for everyone on that Saturday. Different numbers of volunteers are needed at different times of the days, so volunteers are asked to call the school at 687-1770 to sign up for a time slot. They also are being asked to bring with them a 3/8-inch ratchet wrench, a metal garden rake, and a round-nosed shovel if they have them. “We hope to see familiar faces and new ones. Whether you can come for the day or just an hour or two, we’d appreciate it very much,” Smith said.







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