March 2011 Community Press

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Volume 26

Kiwanis Radio Day

Number 3

Apalachin Lions Club Woman of the Year

WEBO's Dave Radigan, left, and Owego Kiwanis Radio Day Chairman John Scott, right, confer with Key Club members from Candor High School and Owego Free Academy regarding plans for Kiwanis Radio Day, Saturday, March 12th on WEBO.

Radio Days will be on both the AM 1330 and FM 107.9 stations all day Saturday March 12th. This will be the 49th annual Owego Radio days and the 6th working with Dave Radigan. In the past few years the Kiwanis has been supported by over 500 area businesses who buy ads, with proceeds going to Owego Ki-

wanis community projects. Kiwanis members with help from both the Candor Key Club and the Owego Key Club, take over the station for the day. In addition to reading the paid ads they work together on the programing content, entertainment, content as well as "on air" personalities.

Candor Community Showcase Area businesses and organizations will be showcasing their products and services March 26 when the Candor Chamber of Commerce presents its Community Showcase. The event will take place at the Candor Fire Hall located at 74 Owego Road in Candor from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Visitors will have a chance to purchase unique and locally made items and to meet area business owners and learn what area organi-

zations have to offer. Doug's Fish Fry will be serving food and beverages all day from its mobile unit. Flowers will be given to the first twenty-five ladies. Children will be delighted by the Balloon Man and there will be free samples, demonstrations and drawings throughout the day. For more information, please contact Gloria Ward at 607-659-7312 or Rita Kellogg at 607-659-4121.

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The Apalachin Lions take great pride in announcing that Gae Crosby was selected for Apalachin Club Woman of the year. Gae’s recognition is the result of her activities within Tioga County and those where her focus has been the Special Olympics. Gae’s devotion to the Special Olympics Group begins with her effort as the secretary and Training Director for the Broome-Tioga organization, which encompasses more

than twenty-five training clubs and seven hundred athletes with intellectual disabilities. She coaches weekly soccer, bowling, volleyball, and track and field. Almost single-handedly introduced boccie to the organization, which is now the fastest growing sport. Gae’s community contribution has been her focus within the Tioga County Historical Society, an organization where she served as president of the Board of Directors. Her signature accomplishment was the introduction of “Oh Tannenbaum”, a project where donated decorated Christmas trees are auctioned off. This project was nursed through eight years of growth, becoming the prime holiday attraction in Owego that raised $20,000 of badly needed funds for the museum. Gae has served on other boards within the county, and she continues to serve those in need within the Special Olympics Group.

Owego’s Marten Paterson Finishes 10th The SUNY Cobleskill men’s track & field team continued its strong season on Saturday traveling to Ithaca to compete at the prestigious 2011 version of the Robert F. Kane Invitational hosted by Cornell University at school’s historic Barton Hall. The top Fighting Tiger performance versus the top flight national and international field was posted by freshman jumper Grantley McLeod, Clifton Park, N.Y., Shenendehowa High School, who placed seventh overall in the High Jump by clearing a height of 6’2 ½” on the day. Co-

bleskill also received a program record setting performance in the Mile Run from freshman Conor Cashin, Albany, N.Y., Voorheesville High School, with a time of 4:28.22 to finish in tenth place while junior Marten Peterson, Owego, Newark Valley High School, finished tenth in the 1000 Meter Run in a time of 2:37.94. Freshman Josh Miller, Walkersville, Md., Walkersville High School, also put forward a strong showing in the 800 Meter Dash placing twenty-second overall in 2:00.63.

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Welcome Olivia Pat and Elaine Connors would like to congratulate their daughter and son-inlaw, Erin and Jon Raskin, on the birth of their daughter Olivia Dorothy Raskin. Born 10:46 a.m. March 4, 2011, at 6 pounds 14 oz and 18 1/2 inches long.


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Kirchdorf Wildcats of Germany Sign Quarterback Jack Scanlon Kirchdorf Wildcats, Germany Division 2 have signed quarterback Jack Scanlon from Marist College, Pioneer League, in New York. Scanlon (6’4”, 234 lb) played four years of Division 1 football at Marist from 20052009, serving as the team’s back-up quarterback but moving to tight end in his senior year. He started on all special teams and earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors versus Georgetown. He was also

the team’s holder on extra points and field goals. Jack graduated from Owego Free Academy in 2005. He was the starting Quarterback at OFA and played for Coach Steve Virkler. He was recruited by Marist College, a division 1 school in Poughkeepsie to play Quarterback. Jack is the son of Brian and Kathy Scanlon of Owego. Jack is currently working in the Binghamton Middle School as a permanent sub until he leaves for Kirchdorf, Germany, on March 23rd to play Quarterback for the Kirchdorf Wildcats.

Little Shop Of Horrors Auditions The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players will hold auditions for its upcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors on March 16 and 18 at 6:30 pm. Production dates are May 27, 28, 29 and June 3,4,5,10,11 and 12, and rehearsals will begin the first week of April. Roles are available for all voice types and auditions are open to anyone 16 and older. Auditioners should prepare a song; no monologue will be required. An accompanist is provided. Please contact the theater at 687-2130 to schedule an appointment.

Master Class Ti-Ahwaga presents "Master Class," the play about opera diva Maria Callas. Apr. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, Fri. & Sat. 8:00pm, Sun. 2:00pm. Tickets –General $18, Senior Sunday $15, Student Friday w/ID $10 Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine St., Owego, NY, Call the Box Office for tickets 607-6872130, Tioga County's


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Plumbing & Heating salads and donuts were greatly appreciated by the cold and hungry firefighters that were on the scene. NEW MEMBERS Welcome Liz Sells and her son Jacob Sells to the Campville Fire Department. Jacob will be an apprentice in the department and Liz hopes to pursue EMS skills with the squad. TRAINING Due to the inclement weather, training was limited this past month. Squad reviewed squad calls and trained with the MAST trousers, Sager and Hare splints, air splints, and were fit tested for the N100 masks. Fit testing was completed with the firefighters as well as the yearly maintenance to the SCBA gear by the manufacturer. OSHA requirements are strictly adhered to for the safety of our members. A critique was held two days after the fire with all the departments who were there. Lessons can be learned by team efforts, knowledge and listening. Thank you to all who participated.

DUGAN ROAD FIRE On Thursday afternoon, February 10, Campville Fire Department was called to the scene of a house fire on Dugan Road. Upon arrival on the scene the home was fully involved. The homeowner was in the garage when she saw smoke coming from the front of the house and immediately called 911. She escaped without injuries but within minutes the house was gone. Campville firefighters were able to rescue the family’s three dogs and were able to contain the fire before it spread to the attached garage and home office, which are separated from the main structure by firewalls. Crews from Campville, Newark Valley, Owego, West Corners, Weltonville, Southside and Union Center worked in temperatures in the single digits for several hours. The members of Campville would like to thank the local businesses who donated food for up to 50+ firefighters. The hot coffee, hot chocolate, pizza, soup, chicken,

Tioga Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP) Hosts the Stronger Economies Together Program to Support Rural Economic Development Tioga REAP will invite community members from Tioga and the broader Southern Tier to participate in an in-depth training program to support regional economic development. The Sustainable Tioga 2011 program will use a curriculum called “Stronger Economies Together (SET),” recently developed by USDA Rural Development and the nation’s Regional Rural Development Centers (RRDC). Sustainable Tioga 2011 will use SET to explore regional economic development opportunities, including those related to bioenergy, as a means to support the rural economies of our area. The program will be held in the Tioga County Office Building, Hubbard Auditorium on Wednesday March 9 starting at 11:30 am.

Why should you attend this program? To be competitive in today’s global economy requires resources (e.g., labor, research, technology, equipment) that rural communities do not have or cannot support independently. However, pooling resources in a broader regional context makes it feasible to support the infrastructure needed for sustainable economic development. By working together with businesses and industries, universities, financial entities, public agencies, and community organizations, rural communities can grow entrepreneurs and support dynamic industry clusters. For example, the emphasis on bioenergy – renewable energy derived from biological sources - capitalizes on the opportunity to link forest and farm products to the renewable energy market by mobilizing our local and regional resources.

Firefighter Garage Sale The Endwell Fire Auxiliary will hold a “Firefighter Family Garage Sale” on Saturday March 12 from

9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Endwell Fire Station, 3508 Country Club Road, Endwell, New York.


that ever since the Owego Water Works ( OWW ) merged with the Nichols unit that overall costs have been rising dramatically. The need for a new office is another reason cited for the 43.2% increase. Years ago Owego Water Works insisted on sandwiching their office in a residential area on top of a pump station. They needed a variance to locate there. At that time they said customer traffic would be minimal since most people mail their bill in yet they now cite customer traffic as a reason for needed a new office. The documents sent to the PSC are in your local library. You may as well go and read them since if you are an United Water Owego-Nichols customer you are paying for them.

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March 19th

Tour a timber frame cabin Make your own cream!



Pancake Brunch

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Water Works! Where can you go to get a Return on Equity of 10.9 % and an overall Rate of Return of 8.57% ? Well, if you are a water company you can go to the Public Service Commission ( PSC ) and ask for a rate increase. The recent United Water Owego-Nichols ( UWON ) proposal is to increase water rates by 43.2 % . This is on top of the 2008 request for a 44% increase. Of course, there are company and outside experts to tell the PSC why this is needed. Among the reasons they cite are higher pension & health costs, but the ones that caught my eye were decreased water consumption ( especially by two large area industries ), the increased cost of a new well in Nichols due to construction and permitting delays and lost income due to Nichols closing 15 of its 30 fire hydrants. It seems



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White Clam Sauce 5 Cheese Lasagna Fresh Veal Cutlet Parmigiano Fettuccine Alfredo Cheese Ravioli Baked Manicotti Rigatoni Parmigiano Gnocchi Chicken Parmigiano Meatball Dream Signature Salad Stuffed Rigatoni

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St Patrick’s Day Thursday March 17th 11 am to 8 pm

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These Native American gatherings are intertribal and multicultural and the public is invited. If people want to bring drums and rattles they are more than welcome. The gathering will take place

on Sunday March 13, 1:00 pm at the Candor Fire Station, 74 Owego Rd, Candor, NY. For more info email or call 607659-5291 or 237-8524

CHUCK’S CHAIR CANING: Save that old family heirloom. Chair caning at reasonable rates. Go to for more details or call 607-321-9148 03/11

DO YOU HAVE OLD STUFF IN YOUR ATTIC? Would you like cash for it? We pay more than most. Call 607-240-9546 12/10

FOR SALE: 2002 Ford Explorer only 86k miles, loaded! Excellent condition, new tires and breaks $4200 Call Ray 607625-2921 03/11 HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR: Crocks, jugs old toys & other antiques. Also vintage collectables made before 1970. Call Dave 607-240-9546 12/11 DOG BOARDING: Pleasant Valley Dog Boarding Kennel, 5367 State Route 38, Newark Valley, NY 13811 30 years in business Indoor/outdoor runs. Daily rates: $12 one dog, $18 two dogs same run 607-642-8776 08/11 TOP DOLLAR PAID: Wanted! Old fishing tackle, lures, reels, etc. Some items worth $500. and more!!! Call me first, collector not a dealer so I pay more. Walt 687-5750 02/12

NEED IT CLEANED OUT & HAULED AWAY? One room to the whole house. Also: garages, barns & sheds. MK’s AFFORDABLE CLEANOUTS 607-2177455 12/11 $$$ CASH PAID $$$ WE BUY contents of estates also attics, cellars and storage sheds. Call 607-240-9546 05/11 HAULING - CLEANOUTS: attics, cellars, Garages. Local moves, also house cleaning weekly - biweekly - monthly Call for free estimate 607-699-0212 04/11

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Firefighter Recruitment Day - April 9 The first ever statewide unified firefighter recruitment day will be held on Saturday April 9. Come Out to your local Fire Department and see what it’s all about. The Campville, Apalachin, and Southside Departments are opening their doors to area residents, so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community, as part of a statewide program called Recruit NY. Over the last several years, it has been very tough for many fire departments throughout New York State to recruit and retain volunteers for a variety of reasons. Like most volunteer fire departments, the Campville, Apalachin, and Southside Departments needs to bolster their emergency responder numbers, so they can continue to provide the optimum level of protection for their residents. Now more than ever, they need more of their neighbors joining their fire departments. On Saturday, April 9, between 12:00pm-3:00pm the Campville, Apalachin, and Southside Departments located at Campville Station 1, 6153 State Route 17C; Apalachin Station 1, 230 Pennsylvania Ave.; and Southside Fire Station 1, 3120

Waits Rd, will join in an initiative with volunteer fire departments from all across the state at their respective firehouses for a unified recruitment drive, as part of National Volunteer Week 2011. Not only will Recruit NY be an opportunity to highlight the duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter, it will also raise public awareness about the need for volunteers. The hope is that a collaborative effort among volunteer fire departments statewide will turn the declining number of volunteer firefighters around. Throughout the afternoon, the Campville, Apalachin, and Southside Departments will conduct tours of the station and firefighter apparatus. The fire departments will discuss the requirements to be a volunteer, as well as conduct demonstrations, answer questions, and let visitors know how to get involved in the fire department. On Sunday, April 10, from 8:00am-11:00am the Campville Fire Dept. will also be holding an open house along with their bi-annual pancake breakfast! For more info please visit them on the web at


2011 Strawberry Festival Logo Contest Owego Strawberry Festival Committee Announces 2011 Logo Contest & Rules! There will be a winning design award of $150!! The theme of the 31st Annual Owego Strawberry Festival to be held on Saturday June 18th will be "Strawberryville, Owego, N.Y.” - The 31st Annual Strawberry Festival, Owego NY and 2011 must appear in or around the design. - The most visible use of the logo will be on festival T-Shirts and posters, therefore it must be a graphic design. - Artists may submit as many entries as they wish. - Designs must be original work, not used elsewhere -Entries may be any size or shape appropriate for a T-Shirt front (no smaller than 6x6 and no larger than 12x12). Any appropriate medium may be used, however no paste-ups will be allowed. - Designs should consist of at the most four (4) colors, one color being the T-Shirt background and the other three being ink colors. Clean, bright designs free of small detail repro-

duce the best on cloth. - Submitting entries are required to be in final, camera-ready form. Entries may be monochrome or color, but should indicate how color will be used in the final design. - All entries will become the exclusive property of the Owego Strawberry Festival Committee. - The Owego Strawberry Festival Committee may request additional modifications to the original design. - DO NOT sign your entry! Attach an envelope to the back of each entry and include a note with your name, address, and telephone number. - All entries are due at the Tioga County Council on the Arts office at 179 Front Street, Owego, by 4:00 pm on Friday April 22, 2011. - The winning entry will be chosen by Friday, April 29, 2011. CONTACT PERSON: Annette J. Schweiger, Executive Director Tioga County Council on the Arts 179 Front Street Owego, NY 13827 (607)687-0785


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dangers of Tobacco It’s amazing what you learn when you start a new job. Last week I started as the new Tobacco Free Tioga Coordinator. I have found some interesting information that I want to share with my community. Did you know that tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the US? 1/2 of long term smokers will die from smoking? Cigarettes are responsible for killing close to half a million people per year (that is approximately 1,200 people per day).

This is more than alcohol use, HIV/AIDS, cocaine and heroin use, homicides, suicides, motor vehicle crashes and fires combined. Secondhand smoke causes about 50,000 deaths nationwide every year. I am discovering new information everyday and if you are interested in learning more about the dangers of tobacco please visit or email me at Robin Baker

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Always On Sunday For this month's “Always on Sunday” concert, The Tioga County Council on the Arts presents Kirk Dougherty, Tenor and Resident Artist with Tri-Cities Opera. Kirk will be singing a variety of songs from his extensive repertoire during this afternoon of "Opera & Song". Versatile tenor Kirk Dougherty has appeared in oratorio, opera and concert performances in the US and Europe, with numerous musical organizations like Tri-Cities Opera of Binghamton, Bronx Opera, the Dell Arte Opera Ensemble, and Opera Rochester. Mr. Dougherty is a Resident Artist at Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, and has recently performed the roles of Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte and Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata with Tri-Cities Opera. In April and May, he will sing the title role in Offenbach's Les Contes D'Hoffmann with TCO. His operatic repertoire includes over 30 tenor roles, from the more standard Ferrando (Cosi fan Tutte),


Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Elvino (La Sonnambula), Alfredo (La Traviata), Nemorino (L'Elisir d'Amore), and Rodolfo (La Boheme), to such challenging roles as Valere in Kirke Mechem's Tartuffe and the varying tenor characters of Conrad Susa's daring Transformations. His concert repertoire includes the Evangelist in Bach's masterpieces, the St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion, Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings, and the Mozart Requiem. This performance is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Delos Aumock, with support from the Cooper Foundation and the Tioga County Senior Citizens Foundation. Always on Sunday Concert "Opera and Song" featuring Kirk Dougherty, Tenor with Tri-Cities Opera will be preformed on March 20th, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Union Church, corner of North Avenue and Temple Street, Owego.

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A program will be held Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm entitled “Benjamin Patterson: Life and Times of a Patriot”. The presentation, given by Leon Golder, will be held at the Methodist-Presbyterian

Church Hall, 201 N. Hamilton St., Painted Post, NY. The program is open to the public and sponsored by the CorningPainted Post Historical Society. Refreshments follow the talk

Living Stations of the Cross Begins its 35th Season Blessed Trinity at St. Margaret Mary’s in Apalachin will present Living Stations of the Cross at six locations on Friday during Lent. The presentation is not only a performance, but also a prayer and act of love offered to the audience. The youth and adult leaders have been involved in rehearsals since January. During the many hours of preparation all the participants came to realize the importance of the ability to share, give, and love which Christ by His example left us as our heritage. 2011 Performance Schedule

•Friday, March 18 – 7:00 – St. James, 155 Main St Johnson City •Friday, March 25 – 7:00 – St. Francis of Assisi 1031 Chenango Street Binghamton (Hillcrest) •Friday, April 1 – 7:00 – Lourdes Hospital 169 Riverside Drive Binghamton •Friday, April 8 – 7:00 – St. James

503 Clark Street Waverly •Friday, April 15 – 7:00 – Our Lady of Good Counsel 701 W. Main Street Endicott •Friday, April 22 – 7:30 – St. Margaret Mary’s Apalachin 2011 Living Stations Cast & Crew

Gabe Barbieri, Ben Cacciaglia, Emily Cacciaglia, Kelsey Cacciaglia*, Jeffrey Czebiniak, Will Delaney, Marty Donovan, Heather Goodwin, Sara Goodwin, Rachel Grant *, Audi Hamilton*, Matt Johnson*, Annie Kennedy, Carolyn Krasniak, Luke Kunz, Andrew Loso*, Jana Loso, Kevin Luo*, Bekah Meyers, Cal Michaels*, Nick Montesano*, John Osiecki*, Josh Raftis, Alex Roberts, Josh Wilkert, *Seniors Director: Tim Loso; Adult Advisors: John Barbieri, Dan Cacciaglia, Shelley Delaney, Kathy Hamilton, Shelia Randolph, Jean Sabol, Sue & Terry White

2011 Tioga County Calendar of Events Brochure Now Available The 2011 Tioga County Calendar of Events brochure is now available for distribution to all. The brightlycolored fold-out brochure provides lists, dates and descriptions of over 100 events and festivals to be held this year in Tioga County, NY.

Keep abreast of what's happening in your backyard, stop in to the Visitor's Center at 80 North Avenue, Owego. The brochure can also be picked up at various brochure racks around the county as well.

Candor March Events Saturday, March 19 5 to 8pm Candor American Legion March Madness TV Raffel Dinner Final Four: #1 - 46” TOSHIBA LCD HDTV 1080 #2 - 37” DYNEX LCD HDTV 1080 #3 - 26” LCD HDTV W/720 #4 - Wii GAME SYSTEM W/GAME RAFFL $1 PER CHANCE Serving Corned Beef/Ham Dinner 5pm – 8pm $8.00 adult $5.00 age 5-12 free under 5 Trish and Friends – DINNER MUSIC & DJ TIM - 8pm TIL ??? Location: American Legion Post #907, Spencer Rd. Candor Contact: Call 659-4940 or 659-7395 for tickets & Info Sunday, March 20, 8am to 11am, March is the Last Breakfast till October The Candor Fire Department will be having their Pancake Breakfast. Includes Pancakes, eggs, home fries, sausage gravy & biscuits, sausage, orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate. Candor Fire Station Rte 96B, 74 Owego Rd., Contact Jon Roman 607-659-5859 Tuesday, March 22 at 10:15am Story Hour at Candor Free Library is in full swing. Once again Miss Teri (Teri Brogdale) is presenting an hour of stories, songs, fingerplays and games that focus on literacy. This year she is adding something new - she's incorporating American Sign Language. While Story Hour activities are de-

veloped with the pre-school crowd in mind, all ages are welcome. In past years older home schooling siblings have enjoyed story hour, and babies and lap-sitters love participating in the activities. Story hour is also a great place for mothers to meet friends! Story Hour begins at 10:15 each Tuesday morning at the Candor Free Library (Bank and Main Street). It is free, fun, informative! If you - or a friend - have young children, drop by for story hour. For questions, contact the library at 659-7258. Tuesday, March 22, at 7pm Candor Town Board meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month Candor Town Hall Route 96B Thursday, March 24, at 6pm "TOPS" Take off Pounds Sensibly We meet every Thursday evening at 6pm at the Saint Mark's Episcopal Church 17 Main St. Candor. Contact Jean Dewey Leader 659-9969 or Friday, March 25, 6pm to 9pm 4th Friday - Pulled Pork and cheffette’s choice of another sandwich The Candor Legion Friday Night Feast Schedule begins September through the month of April. The schedule is the same every month. Eat in or take out. American Legion Post #907, Spencer Rd To order ahead or for take out call 659-7395







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The Apalachin Lions Club awarded the Uplinger Award to Lion John Sobotka (center). This award is in recognition of John’s service to the community and leadership within the Lions organization at the local and state level. John’s organization skills have enabled the Christmas basket project to reach more people

and allowed this project to do more with less. These skills have also been applied to fund raising at the local club level to ensure growth was there to provide funds for support of the community in projects like the Christmas basket program and eye cases for those in need.

Appleseed Preschool Open House Appleseed Preschool will hold an Open House on Thursday, March 10 from 6:30-7:30 at the Apalachin United Methodist Church, 303 Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin. Children who will be 3 years old by September 1, 2011 are eligible to attend Appleseed. Come check out the preschool classrooms and meet our teachers, Miss Lindsay Clift and Mrs. Marsha Haynes and our Church Secretary/Appleseed Administrator,

Karen Powers. They will be able to answer any questions. If you are not able to attend, please contact the church office, 625-2733 or e-mail us at for more information. If you get the answering machine, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We will be happy to send you a brochure and registration packet or stop by the church office.

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Soup and Sandwich Sale

Owego Man to Korea

Sergeant Michael C. Henning, an Owego native, was recently assigned to a tour of duty in the Republic of South Korea. He has been assigned to the 142nd MP Company and is station in Seoul. His previous assign-

ments were Ft McClellan, Alabama; Ft Clayton, Panama Canal Zone; Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia; Ft Stewart, Georgia; and Ft Drum, New York. While with the 3rd Infantry Division at Ft Stewart he served three tours of duty in Iraq where he was twice wounded and was awarded two Purple Hearts. His wife, Teresa, a teacher, remains at Ft. Drum while awaiting his return from Korea. He is a graduate of Owego Free Academy, and both he and his wife are members of the Owego Fire Department. The couple spent a short week in the Owego area visiting family and friends prior to his leaving for Korea. Sgt Henning is the son of Robert Henning of Owego and the late Marjorie Spaulding.

The United Methodist Women of the Nichols United Methodist Church will hold a Soup and Sandwich Sale. Orders can be called in to 699-3361 or 699-3755 until March 18. Pick up will be on

March 25 from 3 pm till 6 pm. Quart of Chicken Orzo or Vegetable Beef are $5.00. Sandwiches are $2.50 Tuna Salad, Egg Salad or Tuna Egg Salad, Baked items will be available.

Candor Photos Needed As part of Candor's Bicentennial celebration Joan Meddaugh is planning to do a series of note books about Candor's July 4th celebration through out the years. Joan is looking for pictures, articles and yes even stories about your memories of Candor's gala celebration and she is planning on doing a series of scrapbooks of this wonderful Candor tradition. Eventually, the copies will go to the Candor Historical Society and Candor Parade committee for their archives. Joan is looking for pictures from the following years, 1900-1920, 1930, 31, 1934,35,36, 37, 38,39, 40-

49,50-1970,1980's-1990-2000-2008. If you will be willing to help in this endeavor by either lending Joan the pictures to copy or even better yet wanting to rid yourselves of your old pictures and would like to give them to her. Joan is also looking for old Candor Couriers that you might have around your house no matter what the shape. These she would like to be able to keep. Contact Joan at or stop by 136 Owego St., Candor, or call 651-8443.

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Girl Scouting Celebrating 99 Years Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. joins Girl Scouts across the country in celebrating Girl Scout Week and the 99th anniversary of Girl Scouts from March 6-12. It was on March 12, 1912 that founder, Juliette Gordon Low, assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia for a local Girl Scout meeting. Low believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. Within a few years her dream for a girl-centered organization was realized. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults, including nearly 19,000 girls locally. As Girl Scouts of the USA prepares to celebrate its centennial anniversary next year, many activities and events are being planned both locally and nationally to celebrate the

history of Girl Scouting and look forward to the future. A nationwide take action project entitled Girl Scouts Forever Green will allow Girl Scouts of all ages, volunteers, and alumnae to participate in a meaningful leadership experience that makes a huge positive impact on the environment. There will also be a 100th anniversary celebration on the mall in Washington D.C. in June 2012. The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways is planning on offering a bus trip to the celebration. Stories from alumnae are also being collected locally. To share a story, visit AboutUs/OurLegacy To stay up to date on activities or events leading up to the 100th anniversary, visit

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Arts Council Presents Square Dance Tioga County Council on the Arts is pleased to announce a Square Dance to be held on Friday, March 18th, 2011, at the North Barton Grange in Waverly, NY. “Northern Harmony” will be playing for your listening and dancing pleasure. The four members of “Northern Harmony” have been playing together for many years. Doug Clapper plays bass, Leonard Souto is the group’s accordion player, Harold Smith is on mandola. Mark Carlton plays fiddle, rhythm guitar, calls and sings harmony and lead and his wife, Joan,

calls and sings harmony and lead. Come and enjoy this talented, self taught group and dance the night away! A $5 donation is suggested. This is part of the Arts Council’s Folk Arts Program which is funded in part by the Folk Arts Program of the NY State Council on the Arts (a State agency) and the Cooper Foundation. For more information, please contact TCCA at 179 Front Street, Owego, call (607) 687-0785, or email, or visit

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Boy Scouts Annual Friends of Scouting Campaign The Hiawatha District of the Baden-Powell Council, Boy Scouts of America announces the kickoff of its 2011 Friends of Scouting Campaign which will benefit over 1,316 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and Explorers in Broome and Tioga Counties. The FOS campaign will run through June 1. For the past 101 years it has been the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. In order for the Hiawatha District to continue its mission of service to local youth over $34,000 must be raised. “The Friends of Scouting campaign is a very important way to show support for Scouting,” said Don Perkins District Commissioner. “Through the support of individuals and businesses in our community, youth are able to make life-long memories and acquire skills that they could obtain in no other way.” It is through the generosity of indi-

vidual donors and organizations that the Council can continue to provide a Scouting program that is affordable for local youth, provide resources and training for area leaders, and each year reach out to another generation of Broome and Tioga County youth. This past year, of the 75 young men that earned their prestigious Eagle Scout Award from the BadenPowell Council, 28 were from Broome County and 11 were from Tioga County. Now, more than ever, the Scouting program needs the support of the citizens of Broome and Tioga Counties. Locally, the Boy Scout program does not receive government funding. To make a gift to the local Friends of Scouting campaign or for more information on Scouting in Broome or Tioga Counties, contact Sean Butterworth, District Executive at or call the Council office at (607) 648-7888.

Experimental Television Grants The Experimental Television Center is pleased to announce Finishing Funds 2011. Guidelines and applications are available on the web at Finishing Funds provides media and new media artists with grants up to $2,500 to help with the completion of diverse and innovative moving-image and sonic art projects, and works for the Web and new technologies. Eligible forms include film and video as single or multiple channel presentation, computer-based moving-imagery and sound works, installations and performances, interactive works and works for new technologies, DVD, multimedia and the Web. We also support new media, and interactive performance. Work must be surprising, creative and approach the various media as art forms; all genres are eligible, including experimental, narrative

and documentary art works. Individual artists can apply directly to the program and do not need a sponsoring organization. Applicants must be residents of New York State; undergraduate students are not eligible. The application requires a project description, resume and support materials, including a sample of the proposed project. Selection is made by a peer review panel. About $25,000 is awarded each year. Announcement is made in early June. The program is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency. Postmark Deadline: March 15, 2011 Guidelines and applications are now available on the web at in the ETC News Section and the Grants area or by mail or email etc (at)

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St Patrick’s Day Dinner Come join the Candor American legion in their newly fresh-painted banquet hall for a post St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Saturday, March 19. Enjoy your choice of a corned beef or ham dinner complete with all the fixin’s at the Candor American Legion on Spencer Rd. Dinner will be served from 5PM till 8PM with Traditional Celtic/ American Acoustic dinner music for your entertainment by “Trish & Friends”. The cost is $8 for Adults / $5 Kids Ages 5-12 / & Free for Under 5 years This is in conjunction with the 6th annual TV raffle drawing. A $1

donation ticket gives you a chance to win one of 3 LCD–HD TV’s (47”, 36” 27”) and added this year is a Wii game console that includes 2 game sets as a fourth prize. DJ, Tim, will be playing from 8PM till Midnight with the TV winners drawn at 11PM. You need not be present to win. Stop in at the Post after 4PM Monday thru Thursday or Noon Friday thru Sunday to purchase your tickets. You can also call the Legion @ 607659-7395 for more ticket information. Please come out & show your support, have a great dinner with music entertainment & a chance to win a TV.

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I gave everyone who reads this column a break from my complaints but the vacation is over. I am back with a few gripes. Actually they are more like observations. I don’t want to be blamed for picking on anybody. First of all I am sure that all of you have seen vehicles driving around with different logos and sports stickers on their windows and that’s okay. I have done it too. The ones that I don’t understand are the ones on the top of the windshield that tell you what sound system they have in the car. When I see "ALPINE" on the windshield I figure they want you to know they have a high dollar set up in the car. While they are at it, why don’t they tell you where they park it at night. Its like saying to the would be thieves that you have something worth breaking into. In some cases it appears the sound system is worth more than the car it is installed in. To each their own I guess. Observation number two. Is it me or are the roads more bumpy than they have been in years? Sometimes they sneak up on you and before you can slow down your front end feels like it’s going to fall off. I’m sure the suspension and alignment business will be booming after this winter. I was told the reason they are so bad this year is because the cracks in the blacktop were not sealed and the water got under and frost set in. I do not know if this is the case but beware. Don’t forget pothole season is coming up. Another springtime haz-

by Ron Craig ard to look out for. Normally winter does not bother me but this year I am ready for summer. Observation number three. We all hear about road rage and I see it almost every day since I am on the road a lot. That part the bothers me is when you are doing everything right and they still harass you. For example one day I am driving home at night in my car doing the speed limit. There is a car that came out of nowhere and was so close to my rear bumper I could not see the headlights. They tailgated me all the way to my house and when I slowed to turn in my driveway, they laid on the horn all the way past my house like I was doing something wrong! I would have liked to see a trooper nearby to see it but I’m not that lucky. That is unless I was the tailgater. And finally the price of gas going up. Need I say more. We should be used to this by now. Every year at this time the price starts creeping up and usually peaks around Memorial Day. The excuses are endless and I wont even go there. I guess that’s all my "observations" for now. Don’t worry, I will have more soon. Here’s a tip for you. After the frost is out of the ground, have your suspension parts and alignment checked. It’s money well spent in the long run. And to all the stereo thieves out there, all I have is the standard AM-FM. Sorry!

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Once again the Dandy Mini Mart of Nichols sponsored the Stocking sale which benefited the Community Care Network of Nichols and the Lounsberry Food Pantry. Both organizations received over $1400 in donations through the Dandy and their generous patrons. CCNN and the Food Pantry provide helpful services to the community, free of

charge. Only through generous efforts such as provided by the Dandy and the surrounding community are they able to continue their programs and participate in the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” concept. Please join us in thanking the Dandy Mini Mart and its patrons for a job well done and sincerely appreciated!

Marriage: Everything You Wanted How can my marriage be everything I’ve ever wanted it to be? The congregation of Apalachin Alliance Church cordially invites you to discover the answer during the month of March. On Sunday mornings beginning at 11 a.m., the message series entitled “What does God say about my Marriage” will help improve even the best of marriages.

Apalachin Alliance Church is located on 293 Tobey Road, just off of Old Owego Road (from 434) in Tioga County. Pastor Tom Briggs would be happy to give you more information if you call him at 607-625-2013. Come as you are and experience the joy of belonging, we have a place for you!

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This is the case with the Emerald Ash Borer (EBA), a little green beetle, which destroys ash trees. The EBA was first discovered in Michigan, in 2002 and has spread to 15 states including New York since then. To help prevent the spread of EAB New York state has issued a firewood regulation as of June 2008 not to move firewood over 50 miles from where it has been cut. Once infested with EAB an ash tree will die within 2 to 4 years. The EAB poses a safety hazard to towns and villages because ash is commonly used as street trees. Once infested ash trees die, they become brittle and limbs and branches will break off creating liability issues for towns. Planning ahead can help communities prepare for both the economic and physical impacts of an infestation of this invasive

species. Effective plans will include a survey to identify the location of ash trees, and actions for removing dead trees and/or protecting trees with pesticides. Once trees become infested it may be too late to make arrangements to treat trees with pesticides. EAB also poses a threat to private forest owners as well. These owners should take a look at their forest management plans and determine a course of action prior to the arrival of EAB. The EAB has the potential to destroy ash populations throughout the state, and action needs to taken to help preserve our forests and urban trees. For more information on Emerald Ash Borer visit or .

TIOGA COUNTY COMMUNITY PRESS_________________________ Attention Tioga County Teachers and School Administrators Would you like a woman from history to come to your school or classroom in March during Women’s History Month? The Susquehanna Chapter of New York State Women, Inc. (formerly Owego Business and Professional Woman), would like to provide a historical interpretive performer to teach women’s history to one lucky drawing winner. Whether you teach history or art, or any subject in between, there are women from history who have stepped out of the accepted roles of their time in all walks of life, and made their mark in history. Our historical interpreter will bring a woman from the past to your classroom to tell her story in period costume and tell her story from history. Do you have a favorite woman from history you would like to meet? Make a suggestion when you register for the drawing.

If this sounds like an event you would like to have at your school, please submit your name, phone number, email, school and the course you teach, and an email or telephone at which you can be reached. Call 607-624-4533 or email If you have a preferred woman to meet, provide her name. All callers will be entered into a drawing to be held on March 11th. The drawing winner will be awarded a historical appearance at no charge to the school. You can schedule this appearance by March 31, 2011. If your classroom is not selected, or you would like to arrange for a performance at a discounted school rate at a future date, please leave a message at the same phone number or email requesting more information for dates outside Women’s History Month.

Candor Chamber of Commerce Presents Community Showcase Would you like to let others know what your business or organization has to offer? Would you like to talk to people from the area? Here’s your chance! The Candor Chamber of Commerce will present The Candor Community Showcase March 26. The event is free to the public and will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Candor Fire Hall, located on Route 96B, Candor. Doug's Fish Fry from Cortland will be on hand with its mobile unit to provide food and beverage.

Registration is $15 for Candor Chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. The registration provides you with a table and space at the event. If you are unable to participate, you can still promote your business and organization by providing a gift certificate or item for drawings throughout the day. If you are interested in participating, please contact Gloria Ward at 607-6597312 or Rita Kellogg at 607-6594121.

Eat, Drink & Be Healthy Everyone knows they should eat right and take care of themselves but not everyone knows how. Perhaps that’s you. Or maybe you’ve gotten off track with your health and need some help getting back on. If so, you’re the reason why we’re hosting this presentation with Dr. Alan Perestam of Perestam Chiropractic in Owego, NY. This General Nutrition Seminar will empower you to make intelligent and beneficial choices for your health and lifestyle. This community outreach event is hosted by

Bridge of Hope Ministries Church, located at 1229 Owego Road (Rt. 96) in Owego, NY. The seminar is free and will take place Tuesday, March 15th , 2011 at 6:00 pm at the church. The public is invited, however childcare will not be provided. Your RSVP would be appreciated so we can plan accordingly. You may contact Pastor Mark Osborn at (607) 659-5959 to register or with questions you may have. Your RSVP can also be e-mailed to

Agriculture in the Classroom Announces 2011 Ag Literacy Week Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This is a question that many have asked, but how many students even understand that eggs come from chickens and not the grocery store? During National Agriculture Week, students throughout New York will be learning about the variety of products that the poultry industry provides during the sixth annual New York Agriculture Literacy Week, coordinated by New York Agriculture in the Classroom. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tioga County will be organizing local volunteers and teachers to read to second graders around the county next month for Ag Literacy Week (March 21st-25th). Ag Literacy Week will be celebrated across the state in second grade classrooms with a visit from a community member involved in local agriculture. This year’s book is the Chicks & Chickens written by Gail Gibbons, which will

be read to the class and then donated to the school library. Teachers receive a resource packet including additional lessons and information on the poultry industry. Interested first through third grade teachers should contact Susannah Reese at or 607-6874020. This annual event is an opportunity to connect with and educate children about their food source. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Susannah Reese at or 607-687-4020. Another way for volunteers and teachers to help children understand agriculture is involvement in the annual Be Aware of New York Agriculture Contest. For more information about Ag Literacy Day, Be Aware, and other Ag in the Classroom programs, visit the website

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Grant Awarded to Historical Society The Tioga County Historical Society would like to thank the Fannie C Hyde Charitable Trust for the recently awarded grant. The grant has allowed the museum to install better security devices on site. These devices augment the previously existing security system, improving security coverage and theft accountability. Installation of these grant awarded components is under way and should be completed soon. The Historical Society is excited about this opportunity to create a more secure environment for the collections and exhibit materials. The society would not have been able to achieve this upgrade without

the support of the Hyde Charitable Trust. The Fannie C Hyde Trust has been awarding grants to support Tioga County and other areas in Upstate New York since its establishment in 1964. The Historical Society is thankful to the Hyde Trust for the continued support throughout the years. The Historical Society hopes this recent grant award will give it the ability to bring in outside exhibits to the museum, display rarer or more valuable items from their own collection, and create a secure environment for patrons and staff.


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Third Annual Hunter’s Game Dinner

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Warren Center Baptist Church will hold its third annual Hunter’s Game Dinner March 26th at the Warren Center Community Building. For the past two years Pastor Larry Jennings and Warren Center Baptist Church have put together a great event for hunters of all kinds. Each year previously the Church has asked participants to bring their favorite wild game recipe. This year will be a little different. While the church isn’t discouraging anyone from bringing his or her favorite dish to pass, the church will provide a complete meal. This year’s menu will include: Buffalo Meatloaf with Wild Mushroom Demi-Glaze Whipped Potatoes with Sage Butter Sautéed Butternut Squash with Apples and Raisins. Elk Stroganoff Egg Noodles w/ Fresh Herbs Fresh Green Beans w/Butter & Garlic Sauce. A choice of salad: Mescalin Salad with Choice of Dressings or Marinated Roma Tomato and Onion Salad A choice of dessert: Warm Apple Crisp À la Mode or Sweet Potato Pie Each year Warren Center Baptist Church has sponsored a speaker that is affiliated with the hunting industry. In previous years Paul Blasko, Wildlife

Photographer and Ryan Shepard, Maine Hunting Guide spoke and shared their experiences and testimony with the audience. This year the church is proud to present Donnis Willigar Jr. Donnis is a Maine Hunting guide from Camp Wapiti in Patten, Maine. Everyone is encouraged to bring pictures and taxidermic mounts to share and display. Please bring your favorite hunting stories as well. Door prizes from local businesses will be awarded and a fun, wholesome time is to be had by all. Anyone wishing to attend should register by calling 570395-3422 or by using the registration window on the church website at; Mark your calendar for March 26th and come join us for some good food and fellowship! As always, this event is free of charge. Please register to ensure a seat. Hunter’s Game Dinner, March 26 Warren Center Community Building Doors open @ 5:00 pm Dinner served @ 6:00 pm For more information call 570-395-3422

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Gallery 41 Artisans of the Month NEW is the word for Gallery Forty -one, as several new artisans will be featured this month. You will want to drop in to welcome these new artisans to Owego, and the gallery, and be inspired by their work. Cary Joseph, works with woodfired porcelain and gas-fired white and brown stoneware. He explains, "My wheel-thrown porcelain and stoneware are inspired by the juxtaposition of movement and stillness. I try to create pieces that are beautiful as well as functional. His pieces are superbly designed and appealing.

Julie Crosby's unique pottery meets her own goal, to make pots that are beautiful, sturdy and functional. She begins with a certain weight of clay, which dictates the type of vessel to be made. Pictured

Tioga Downs Takeout Rates Remain the Same Last year Tioga Downs in conjunction with their horsemen’s group, the STHHA, experimented with a pilot program to lower their takeout rates across the board to New York state minimums, and Tioga is proud to announce that it will continue with the program in 2011. The original Tioga Downs’ takeout rates were 18% for WPS; 20% for Exactas/Doubles and 25% for all other exotics. For the 2011 race season the price of those wagers will be reduced as they were in 2010 to: 15% WPS; 17% Exacta/Double and 21% for all other exotics. “We are happy that the program was a success last year and we will continue to support the racetracks lower rates this year. The

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is a lovely coffee pot with matching filter-holder, to make a perfect cup of coffee. Also in her display are many bowls of varying shapes and sizes in bronze and gold shades with a rich luster finish. Johanna Hawtoff designs very attractive beaded bracelets with unusual clasps that sparkle in the midst of her dazzling beads of many colors and shapes. New Eco Artist, Justin Kovac's wall sculptures are developed from abstract drawings he renders, and are constructed using primarily eco friendly materials. Justin's beliefs in sustainability drive his commitment to using environmentally friendly practices in the development of his unique pieces. Justin's interests include sustainable living, raw foods, health, politics and music. Nadine Boncek, a retired art teacher, works in altered art/collage. She has been featured twice in Somerset magazine. Her sly sense of humor is displayed in her pictorial magnets. All new to Gallery Forty-one! 41 Lake Street, Owego, NY. Winter hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11- 5. and, Art Walk night March 18 from 5-8:30.

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STHHA understands that management is focusing on our bettors concerns and we support that 100 percent” said Guy Howard, President of the STHHA. “We made the move last year to reduce the takeouts across the board and we got a lot of positive feedback from horseplayers across the country. This is an initiative that we stand behind and believe that more tracks should make the move to lower takeouts” said Jason M. Settlemoir, VP of Racing and Simulcast. Tioga Downs kicks off its 2011 race season on Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday, May 7, 2011 with a post time of 6:50 pm. For more information on Tioga Downs or Vernon Downs please visit us online at

Rummage & Bake Sale The United Methodist Church, 843 Pennsylvania Ave., Little Meadows, Pa., will hold a rummage and bake sale on Saturday, March 19, from 9 am to 2 pm. Bag sale begins at 1 pm. Lunch available.

Mardi Gras Celebration St. Mark’s Church, Main St., Candor, will hold a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, from 4 to 7 pm. Dinner Music will be provided by Winnie Allen. A Good Will donation is asked, proceeds to benefit St Mark's elevator fund.

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On cold frosty mornings before you start out scrape all the ice and frost off your windows. If not, you could end up like this driver who headed out into the bright sun-light morning without cleaning his windows properly. The few minuets it takes to clean the windows is well worth it.

Free Tax Preparation In cooperation with the United Way of Broome County, the Tioga United Way will continue to offer a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) no fee income tax return service for Tioga County residents who meet the eligibility requirements. The service is currently being offered on an appointment only

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basis. The United Way of Broome County 2-1-1 call center will be utilized for scheduling the appointments. For more detailed information, interested individuals may contact the Tioga United Way office at (607) 687-4028 or e-mail

OFA’s production of "Footloose" was presented at the OAMS Theater on February 11,12,13. It is a musical story of a city kid forced to move to a conservative town where dancing is not allowed. His love of music and dancing disrupts his high school and sends the local preacher into a frenzy.

Leads included the following OFA students: Keegan Evans as Ren McCormack, Maria Alvarez as Ariel Moore, Kyle Shuey as Willard Hewitt, Ashley Lux as Rusty, Brian Ives as Reverend Shaw Moore, Dierdre Nolis as Vi Moore, Alysah Berwald as Ethel McCormack.

“Putting It All Together” Community Expo The 2nd Annual Community Expo will be held on Wednesday, March 30, from 1 – 6PM at the new Waverly Village Hall, 32 Ithaca Street, Waverly, New York. The name of “Putting it all Together” has been chosen by the Planning Committee, as we can make a huge difference in the lives of our residents when we bring together all the resources our area has to offer. The first Expo was held last March, in Owego, so this year the planners decided to move the event to the Valley. The purpose of the Expo is to show-


case the wealth of services available to valley residents during these difficult economic times, when more people than ever are struggling to get their family’s needs met. The event will feature approximately 50 providers of various community services. There will be fun, family-oriented activities and giveaway items available from the exhibitors, as well as refreshments. Please plan to join us! For more information, please contact Elaine Lovegreen, 607-687-5888

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Mark Gregg Graduates Surgical Tech Mark Gregg of Little Meadows, Pa. joined the United States Navy in January 2010. Mark is the son of Dorene Tomchick and David Gregg. Mark graduated Naval Basic Training at Great Lakes Naval Base in March and continued on to Corpsman School. After graduating with honors from Corpsman school Mark was selected to transfer to San Diego Naval Base to continue his education where he entered the Surgical Technician School at Balboa Naval Hospital. February 17, 2011 Mark graduated with distinguished honors and was promoted to HR Gregg. Mark has been selected to go to Camp Lejeune , North Carolina to enter the Fleet Marine Training Battalion in March. Mark will train with the United States Marines in order to become a Corpsman for the Marines. Mark will then transfer to Newport, R. I. for a tour of duty of 2 years. Mark’s

family is very proud of him and the choices that he has made. Great job, Mark, and continued luck with your future training, you are truly an honorable young man that is setting a good example for other young men to follow.

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OFA 2009 graduate and SUNY Fredonia sophomore Sarah Ficarro earned the Female Diver of the Meet honor for the second consecutive year at the SUNYAC Swimming and Diving Championships held in Buffalo. Ficarro defended her SUNYAC 3-meter diving title with a NCAA qualifying score of 478.85 points outscoring 13 other women. She finished second on the 1meter board with a score of 437.50, just 2.6 points behind first place.

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