April 2011 Community Press

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APRIL 2011

Volume 26

News Radio WEBO Hires News & Sports Director

News Radio WEBO has a new voice on the air. The Radigan Broadcasting Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Clint Narramore as News an d Sp o rts Directo r. Clint comes to the area with experience as a News Reporter and Sports Play-by-Play Announcer. He will be responsible for managing the station’s strong local news and sports presence in the community, as well as reporting on local stories, anchoring the afternoon news, and continuing to provide the area’s most extensive live local sports coverage. Clint is excited to join the team at News Radio WEBO and says he looks forward to “working and living in such a friendly community with a great hometown feeling.” He is eager to begin broadcasting local high school sports in the Southern Tier, which will start with baseball and softball next month on WEBO. Station owner Dave Radigan will


continue to host the WEBO Morning Show on a permanent basis with Lew Sauerbrey, weekdays from 6 to 9 AM. Clint will begin hosting a live afternoon show, expanding the stations live local presence from 3 to 7 PM on weekday afternoons. “Clint’s background, work ethic, drive and determination are an excellent addition to the staff,” Radigan says. “We are excited to welcome him aboard, and continue to grow as we move into our 5th year of ownership,” Radigan stated. Clint, a proud former active Marine, is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He says that since he has moved to the area, he has been welcomed by everyone he has met. Clint is a graduate of the Ohio Center for Broadcasting where he was awarded for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting. Clint says he is excited to make Owego, and the Southern Tier his home.

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Easter Egg Hunt in Apalachin

The Apalachin Lions Club will hold their 56th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, starting at 1:00 pm behind the TLC-BOCES School on Pa Ave. The children will hunt for eggs marked with certain numbers. Children who find the specially marked eggs will win prizes. Children who do not win a prize will be able to redeem their eggs for a chocolate bunny. The Apalachin Lions Club also will hold an Eye Screening. Tioga County Sheriff Dept will provide free kids ID’s. Rain date is April 23.

Tioga Downs Sixth Season - May 7 - Sept 10 Tioga Downs has announced its sixth racing season for 2011 starting on May 7 and ending on September 10. There will be 61 days of racing this season. Post time is 6:50 pm on Friday and Saturday with a Sunday post time of 1:30pm except for May 30 and July 4 with a post time of 1:30pm. For a complete listing of race dates and times go to www.TiogaDowns.com

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We know it's true because their creative potters are presenting lavender mugs with dragonflies etched in the design, lovely white teapots and cups with blue interior to brighten your home. There are wood-fired serving dishes with gold finishes for that very special occasion, and sturdy functional vessels to use forever.

Visit Gallery Forty-One on Lake Street in Owego to see the potters that are part of the spring line-up. All are invited to see this new work during the month of April, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 115. There will be a special reception on Third Friday ArtWalk from 5 to 8 p.m. on April 16.

Chicken and Biscuits Dinner to Benefit Youth Programs Well it’s time to get out your bibs and have some chicken and biscuits. Don’t worry about eating utensils, as we have plenty to go around. The dinner is coming to the Apalachin United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on April 9th. The dinner starts at 4:30 and ends at 6:30. We will serve the same menu as last year, Chicken and Biscuits, mashed pota-

toes, carrots, cole slaw, the usual drinks and dessert. The prices will be, Adults-$7.50, Children 6 to 12$4.00, with children under 6 being free. The dinner proceeds will be used to support the church’s youth programs such as Sky Lake Camperships, Kingdom Bound, Vacation Bible School, and more.

Vendors Needed for Craft Fair The Owego Rotary Club is sponsoring the “3rd Annual Arts, Antiques and Craft Fair”, Sunday, November 20, from 8-3, at the Elk’s Lodge in Owego. They are currently looking for talented artists and crafts persons as vendors for the craft show. Also happening that day is the Elk’s Emporium in the lower hall and a chicken BBQ. Applications are available at the Tioga County Council on the Arts vestibule on Front Street in Owego, and you may also contact Janelle Malia, jelmalia@stny.rr.com, for more information.

Craft Fair The United Methodist Women of the Apalachin United Methodist Church, 303 Pennsylvania Avenue, Apalachin, NY will be holding a Spring Craft Fair on April 16, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Crafts of all sorts will be sold by local vendors. A bake sale will also take place and lunch is available. Tioga County's


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Wellness Program AMBA

PANCAKE BREAKFAST We look forward to seeing all of you on April 10 for our spring pancake breakfast. Our members will be serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, French toast, home fries, sausage, juice, coffee or tea, all for a free will offering. Be sure to stop by from 8 AM – 11 AM and join us for breakfast and our open house. OPEN HOUSE Campville Fire Department will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10. A tour of the station will be available to the public. Applications will be available for anyone wishing to join us. Volunteers are needed for our 24/7 shift, 365 days a year. There are many jobs available and we can find a place for you anywhere in the department. Also, young members, age 16 to 18, are welcome to join as an apprentice. If you are interested in joining our squad, a 16 year old can take the Certified First Responder Class and be-

come part of the ambulance crew. We offer guidance and training to all our volunteers. NEW MEMBERS Welcome James Egan and Beth Powles to Campville Fire Department. ANNOUNCEMENTS Congratulations to Kevin, Jenn and Connor on the new addition to the family. Welcome baby girl Lauren Kotski. TRAINING Members were able to engage in an auto extrication drill at Station 2 this month after the snow had melted and the vehicles became visible. When the weather was not cooperative members performed a drill inside for water supply. Drills help members to review procedures, learn procedures and work as a team. Our members drill together once a week. Campville will be hosting a NYS Water Rescue Ops course on April 30 and May 1. Call the Bureau of Fire to register and join us for training.

Sales Tax Exemption for Clothing and Shoes Assembly Gary Finch has announced that as of April 1, the State of New York once again started exempting its share of sales tax (4%) on clothing and shoes. The exemption will apply to items valued under $55 until April 1, 2012, when it will apply to clothing and shoes under $110. The exemption was suspended in October of 2010 in an attempt to get

more tax revenue into the state’s coffers, noted Finch. “This sales tax exemption will provide families a welcome break from the usual taxation that New York imposes on them,” said Finch. “As summer approaches, this is the perfect opportunity for families to update their wardrobes and get the new clothing and shoes they may need.”

Plumbing & Heating

Blood Screening Event Saturday May 7 & 14 6:00 am – 10:00 am


Owego Elementary School 1 Christa McAuliffe Ln., Owego

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Wednesday, April 13th, 7-9 pm Hubbard Auditorium 56 Main Street, Owego


Sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Tioga County (CCTC)

Grow Your Own Groceries Wholesale food prices increased almost 4% in February 2011. Corn is up, gasoline also. Everything but your paycheck. However, you can cut your grocery expenses by investing a little time, money and effort and reap a delicious harvest by planting your own garden. Never planted a vegetable garden before? No problem. No yard for a garden? Containers may be your answer. Whether you are new to gardening or well seasoned, you’re the reason we are hosting this presentation with Master Gardener Susannah Reese of Cornell Cooperative Extension. This Back to Basics Gardening Seminar will address various gardening methods, soil quality, seed and plant

selection, etc. You’ll even take your seed plantings home with you! 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 Saturday, April 9th, 2011 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am 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 that you may have. Your RSVP can also be e-mailed to bridgeofhope@frontier.com.

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The Economics of Happiness The acclaimed film "The Economics of Happiness" will be shown in Owego, NY Wednesday, April 13 at 7 PM in the Hubbard Auditorium, 56 Main St. Discussion will follow, facilitated by David Currie of Binghamton Rising. Economic globalization has led to an expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are also personal costs. For most people on the planet, life is becoming increasingly stressful. We have less time for friends and family and we face more

pressures at work. Communities are coming together to rebuild more human-scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization. The Economics of Happiness tells the story of a grassroots movement for localization that is bubbling up from the cracks of a faltering global economy, in every corner of the world. It presents the localization movement as a systemic alternative to corporate globalization, as well as a strategy that brings community and meaning to our lives. For more information, call 607341-7842.


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Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast

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Mon-Sat 10 am – 9pm Closed Sun

Spring is Here – Patio Opening Soon!


The families of St. Patrick School will host their annual Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to noon, Sunday, April 17, at St. Patrick Church hall, 300 Main St., Owego.

The event is open to the community for a free-will donation. The menu will consist of pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit cups, coffee, milk and juice.


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CHUCK’S CHAIR CANING: Save that old family heirloom. Chair caning at reasonable rates. Go to www.chuckschaircaning.com for more details or call 607-321-9148 04/11

NEED IT CLEANED OUT & HAULED AWAY? One room to the whole house. Also: garages, barns & sheds. MK’s AFFORDABLE CLEANOUTS 607-2177455 12/11

HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR: Crocks, jugs old toys & other antiques. Also vintage collectables made before 1970. Call Dave 607-240-9546 12/11

WANTED: VENDORS for the Nichols 100th Labor Day Festivities on 9/5/11 Contact Val at 607-699-7404 or Sue at 607-699-3165 04/11

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

$$$ CASH PAID $$$ WE BUY contents of estates also attics, cellars and storage sheds. Call 607-240-9546 05/11

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 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

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Owego Little League News Briefs www.eteamz.com/owego OLL 60 Year History Write your memorable moments for OLL’s 60-Year History and email to jraftis2@stny.rr.com. KEY POSITIONS OPEN President Winters needs to fill six key positions vacated by dedicated volunteers. Openings are for Webmaster, Game Scheduler and Rules Interpreter succeeding Rich Ives, Concession Stand Manager replacing Diane Gregory and Assistant Linda Chartan and Tournament Director Debi Schmidt. Debi is stepping down as VP Baseball. She’s currently training Chris Rieg as interim VP Baseball. Andrew Hafer comes in as Assistant Equipment Manager. He’s learning from Equipment Manager Dan Martin. Bandy Beach has been welcomed as League Secretary and Uniform Manage. She replaces Lori Espe who also turned over Raffle Director to Dennis McCann. Returning league officers include VP Softball Mark Warfle, VP Teener Mark Felice, Treasurer and Billboards Steve Lounsberry, Player Agent Karen Vinti, Safety Officer Diana Lunn, Umpire in ChIef Jim Medovich, Co-Building and Grounds Ken Winters, Public Relations Director Jim Raftis, Picture Day Chairman Philip Wiles and Assistant Jamie Striley and Parade Chairman John Loftus. VOLUNTEER TASKS OLL has never charged a sign up fee because of the OLL Family Volunteer-

ism. Team Support Roles include manager, coach, field parent, information parent, safety parent, scorekeeper parent, team parent and uniform parent. League Support Roles include umpire, uniforms, special events like Work Bee Saturdays April 23 and 30 and Opening Day May 7, Equipment, Concessions and other talent and skills where needed. MARCH LOOK BACK President Ken Winters presided at the annual League Information Meeting. Player Agent Karen Vinti held last call signups for Little League Baseball, Tee Ball, Girls Softball and Teener League Baseball. Indoor Clinics were held Saturday, March 19, at OES for softball and at OAMS for baseball. Snow covered fields at Hyde Park forced the outdoor baseball clinic indoors to OAMS Saturday, March 26. OLL tips their 60th Anniversary hats to OES and OAMS for the use of their gyms and facilities. OLL staff, managers and coaches spent four nights – Sunday through Wednesday – to do the Player Drafts for Girls Softball and Baseball National, Modified, American and Tee Ball. APRIL PRACTICE April is dedicated for all teams to practice at Hyde Park. Information Officer Rich Ives has posted the Practice Schedule on the website www.etreamz.com/owego.

Spring Fling Egg Decorating Contest Newark Valley’s 4th annual Spring Fling will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 8:30 to 11:00 am at the Newark Valley Train Depot. Join us for breakfast, Easter Bonnet making, an egg hunt & and our fabulous Egg Decorating Contest. All entrants will receive a prize in this “Egg-ceptional” event. The public will select their favorite egg for an “Egg-cellent” People’s Choice Award. Judges will also award “Egg-citing” prizes in the following categories: Flat Egg (drawing of an egg) limit one entry per person, age 17 & under

Peep - age 6 & under, Chick - age 711, Pullet/Cockerel - age 12 – 17, Hen/Rooster - adult, Coop - group or family. In order to be eligible for prizes, call 642-5249 by Wednesday, April 6, to register your entries. Eggs must be submitted by Wednesday, April 13 to be included in the judging. So, crack out your favorite art media such as egg dyes, markers, crayons, stickers, clay, stamps, paper mache, canvas, or whatever else you like. Whip up an egg masterpiece!

RiverRead Books. Bring your Book Club, Knitting Group or Exercise Buddies! With support in part from The M&T Charitable Foundation, proceeds will benefit the Samaritan Counseling Center. Tickets are $20pp. Lunch is included. For tickets, call 754-2660 or 1877-825-0678, or on the web visit www.SamaritanEndicott.com for more information.

Protecting Dedicated Highway Fund Senator Tom Libous’ Bridge and Road Investment and Dedicated Fund Guaranteed Enforcement Reform Act (BRIDGE) (S.1071) has been approved by the Senate Finance Committee and sent to the Senate Floor. The Dedicated Fund exists for bridge and road repair. It’s been raided for years. My Bridge Act would end the raids and spend the Dedicated Fund where it was intended – on road and bridge repair.

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The String Band - April 16th NAME THAT TUNE TRIVIA - April 23 KARAOKE - May 7th

Meet The Writers A meet the writers luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 30th, from 11am–3pm at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (701 West Main Street, Endicott). Come meet: Speakers Laura Ponticello & Elizabeth Cohen, and authors Jo Malin, Adrienne Martini, Bianca Podesta, and Molly Morgan. Books, including those signed by Liz Rosenberg and Rivkah Slonim, will be available for sale courtesy of


Nearly three-quarters of the Dedicated Fund is spent on functions that have nothing to do with road and bridge repairs. This bill phases out over five years the use of the Dedicated Fund for non-road and bridge expenses and prohibits it from being used that way in the future. To follow the progress of the bill or to learn more about it, please visit www.tomlibous.com/mypledge.

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Purse Increase at Tioga Downs

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Tioga Downs is proud to announce that with the opening of live racing in 2011, the condition sheet will reflect a 10% purse increase across the board. The top class at Tioga Downs in 2010 was going for $15,000 and will now be racing for $16,500 in 2011. Stall applications can be found online at www.tiogadowns.com along with a list of Tioga’s early and late closing events for 2011. “This goes to show how hard work between management and the horsemen’s group can pay off. We feel that Tioga’s purses are very competitive with many of the locations around us in New York and Pennsylvania and give horsemen another great place to race” said Jason M. Settlemoir, VP of Racing and Simulcast. Tioga Downs is proud to announce that they will host a 61 day race meet in 2011 that kicks off on Saturday, May 7, 2011 (Kentucky Derby Day) and continues through Saturday, September 10. This will mark the sixth year that Tioga Downs opens its doors for the much anticipated race season in Nichols, New York. Tioga will continue with its Friday, Saturday, and Sunday race schedule and will also race on eight Mondays in 2011. The marquee event of the race season at Tioga Downs, the Fifth An-

nual Drivers’ Championship, has been moved back later in the year for 2011 and will now fall on Sunday, August 28. The Drivers’ Championship will cohighlight one of the biggest race days for the Empire State with the $420,000E Zweig Memorial Trot. Another date to mark on the Tioga Downs’ calendar is Monday, August 1st as Tioga Downs has been given the honor of taking part in the World Drivers’ Championship. Drivers from all over the world including Australia, Denmark, and New Zealand will compete in a five round Championship on five different tracks on the east coast. Tioga Downs will be the second round of the championship on Monday, August 1st with a post time of 6:00 pm. “We are looking forward to August 28, as we feel it is going to be one of the biggest race days that we have ever had at Tioga. The Drivers’ Championship paired up with the Zweig is going to be a great day for fans to be in Nichols, New York to watch the sports best drivers and horses compete for a lot of money” said Settlemoir. For more information on Tioga Downs or Vernon Downs, along with racing calendars please visit us online at www.tiogadowns.com or www.vernondowns.com .

Registration for Ages 3-5 At St Patrick School St. Patrick School in Owego has openings for 3-year-olds as well as limited Pre-K openings for ages 4 and 5. The school is located at 309 Front Street in the village of Owego, and serves students of all faiths from ages 3 through fifth grade. Both early education programs meet and exceed standards set by New York State and the Diocese of Rochester while emphasizing academic readiness with structured activities. A small student to teacher ratio allows for close attention to social, intellectual and language development crucial for success in the elementary school years. Both programs have their own classrooms with experienced teachers and classroom aides. The 3-year-old program is

available half-day mornings for two, three or five days a week. Before school care with St. Patrick Extended Care for Kids, or SPECK, is also available for an additional fee. St. Patrick School Pre-K is a full-day program for children ages 4 and 5, with a half-day morning option available upon request. SPECK is also available after school for fullday students. Pre-K students also have the opportunity to participate in art, music and gym depending on the days they attend class. To set up a personal tour of St. Patrick School’s early education programs or for more information, call 687-1770 during normal school hours. Or visit the school website at www.stpatrickowego.org.

Head Start “Get to Know Us” Night Head Start of Tioga Opportunities, Inc. will host an Information Night for all prospective families and children on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011, at the Candor, Waverly, Owego, and Newark Valley sites. Head Start is a preschool program for children ages 3-5 which is offered at no-cost to income eligible families. This is an opportunity for families to visit the Head Start classrooms, meet the staff, and play with the materials and equipment. Staff will be available to answer questions, assist with filling out applications, and help children enjoy their

visit. For more information, call Elaine Lovegreen at 687-5888 or toll-free at 1-866-687-5888. Locations & Times: Candor: 5:00-6:00 PM - in the Elementary School (Rooms 27 & 28), Academy Street Owego: 5:30-7:00pm – 1277 Taylor Road, Washington Gladden Building (use entrance around the back of building-follow signs) Waverly: 5:30-6:30pm - 12 Cooper Street Newark Valley: 5:00-6:00pm - 117 Whig Street

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The Weltonville Fire Company recently took possession of a 1998 Ford Ambulance for use as a first response vehicle. This vehicle was donated by Berkshire EMS Inc. to replace a vehicle that was no longer serviceable. Weltonville uses the vehicle for first response EMS, to carry low angle rescue equipment, water rescue, auto extrication and equipment for fire fighter rehab. Being geographically isolated, the Weltonville Fire District (Candor District 2) relies on the First Responders to provide stabilizing EMS care until a transport capable ambulance arrives from another district. The first responders are specially trained firefighters who in addition to participating in fire suppression can also execute rescues, extricate accident victims, and assist the haz mat team in decontamination of victims of a hazardous material incident,

and provide basic life support EMS including CPR and defibrillation. The versatility of these firemen and women is an asset to the community they serve. The training of these firefighters in provided without any additional taxpayer money being spent. We rely on grants, donations and fundraisers to fund educational activities and for specialized equipment purchases. We currently have 4 EMT level and 4 Certified First Responder level personnel providing service. We are proud to have been able to provide this additional service since 1979 and we greatly appreciate the generosity of our neighboring departments for their assistance. Pictured above is acting Chief, Ronald Holbrook accepting the donation from Berkshire EMS PastPresident Brian Hutchinson.

Local Girl Scouts Make Origami Cranes for Japan


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When the five Girl Scouts in Troop 76 from Whitesville heard about the March 11 earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, they were concerned. The girls recently represented Japan at a World Thinking Day celebration. As part of their study of traditional Japanese culture, they learned to fold paper cranes. The girls had learned that Japanese Girl Scouts folded and sent thousands of paper cranes to New York to show their goodwill and sympathy after the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The crane, said to live for a thousand years, is symbolic of good luck, hope and world peace. Therefore the girls decided they wanted to help out and try to do the same for the Girl Scouts in Japan. The policy by Girl Scouts of the USA that prohibits Girl Scouts from raising money for other organizations has been temporarily suspended in order for Girl

Scouts to support the relief efforts. This is why the girls decided that instead of trying to mail 1,000 paper cranes to Japan, they would fold a thousand cranes and sell them for $1 each and send a check, along with a picture of them with the cranes, to Japan. Anyone who would like to help Troop 76 meet their goal by either folding or purchasing cranes, can contact Sue Beckhorn at (607) 356-3154 or susb@zoominternet.net or Marsha Van Vlack at (607) 356-3414. Others wishing to donate to the relief efforts can make checks payable to Girl Scouts of the USA – Fund Development, P.O. Box 5046, New York, NY 10087-5046, (Memo: Girl Scouts of Japan Relief Efforts). Those wishing to send cranes can send them to: USAGSO – West Pacific, HQ USARJ/9th TSC, Unit 45005, APO, AP 96343-5005






The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Event for a brand new clothing store in Owego, on Friday April 1 . Suzie’s Clothing Shack is located at 77 North Avenue, Owego, NY. Suzie’s Clothing Shack features women’s clothing, clothing for girls and sizes through plus size. “Everyday clothes for everyday women.” Find them on Facebook at “Suzie’s Clothing Shack.”

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The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players will present Terrence McNalley’s Tony award winning play "Master Class" on Apr. 8, 9, 10, and Apr. 15, 16, 17, at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine St., Owego, NY. "Master Class" was inspired by a series of vocal master classes conducted at Juilliard by celebrated soprano Maria Callas in 1971-72. McNally uses the classes as a starting point for relating the person, soul and core of Callas, whose art, fame, vocal accomplishments, tempestuous rivalries, fall from grace, and ill-fated love affair with Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis are legendary. Director James Osborne is taking a high-road approach to the production by presenting Callas, who was often referred to as 'La Divina' and considered by many one of the greatest opera divas of the past century, as an emotionally flawed and highly vulnerable individual. “Each one of the three students that she coaches throughout the show serve to bring out the turmoil and conflict that simmers beneath the larger than life persona that the illustrious artist projects. In flashback, Callas delivers the most revealing and poignant moments in her life that cannot help but

bring the audience to a heartfelt and deeper understanding of this great artist whose life and art were so tragically cut short,” Osborne said. The production is further enhanced with memorable musical moments by area opera singers and on-screen projections of Callas and her life. Soprano Andrea Gregori will portray Callas. Her three students will be portrayed by soprano Jana Kucera, tenor Matt Vavalle, and soprano Maria Aimoniotis. Pianist Heather Ingraham will provide accompaniment, and Joe Schmieg will portray a stage hand. Shows start at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $18. Friday admission for students with ID cards is $10. Sunday admission for seniors 60 and over is $15. 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 show is underwritten in part by Chemung Canal Trust Company, Tioga State Bank, and The Haircolor Café. To reserve seats, call the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center at 687-2130 and log on to www.tiahwaga.com for more information about the center.



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School Budget Propose Position Cuts The Owego Apalachin School District has presented their proposed budget for 2011-12 school year. They are proposing to eliminate 45 positions. These are in teaching and support staff. Why is it that there are never any proposals to eliminate administration positions? How about the administrators taking a pay cut. Other places to look at saving money is in the district newspaper (and its staff) that is produced and mailed out at a cost that the taxpayers just can’t afford anymore. The district hasn’t even figured how to mail at an affordable rate, they are still using standard business class instead of non-profit class, costing the taxpayers thousand of dollars extra each year. That’s ok, it’s not their money! After all the same information could be given to other newspapers in the area

and would be published at no cost to the district. And what about all those buses running around with few or no passengers, let’s save a little gas. Maybe it’s time to change some schedules to merge bus routes, or work with other districts. Some districts have even gone so far as to create positions for retired politicians, what a waste of taxpayer dollars. It’s time to cut the fat, give our children what they need, a good education. After all it’s for the kids. After years of hearing school officials use the expression “it’s for the kids” I figured out what the mean by that. They mean to say “it’s for the kids to pay for later.” Anyone who has children who are now grown up and are now tax payers, your kids are now paying. Next it will be our grandchildren who will pay.

37th AMBA Blood Screening Event The 37th Annual AMBA Blood Screening Event sponsored by the Susquehanna Chapter, New York State Women , INC. (formerly Owego BPW) will be held May 7 and 14, 2011. This community project started in the Spring of 1974 when the club held the first AMBA Screening in the Grange Hall on Glenmary Drive. Soon the Grange Hall wasn't able to accommodate the growing participation of the community. The club then moved the event to the Owego Methodist Church and used their Fellowship Hall. As the low cost AMBA screening proved to be great value for the people of the community and continued to grow, it moved to the Owego High School on Elm Street and finally to the Owego Apalachin Elementary School, on Christa Mcauliffe Lane.

The AMBA screening is a valuable tool with results mailed to you and your doctor; blood is drawn by licensed phlebotomists and analyzed by certified lab technicians. Patients are comforted to get back a normal blood work level report or finding abnormalities such as anemia, high blood sugar level, poor kidney and liver function can be identified. Early detection allows for attention to potential illnesses before they become chronic. The Susquehanna Chapter, New York State Women Inc. would like to thank the community for it’s support for 37 years and your ongoing support. The $5.00 donation that is collected goes into the club’s general fund and is the basis for which the organization can give six High School senior’s in our county a scholarship.


Benefit Spaghetti Dinner A benefit Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 30th, from 3pm to7:30pm for the Ribble Family who lost all the belongings in January after a trailer fire. The dinner will be held at Candor Fire Hall 74 Owego Road, Candor, New York If you would like to help and can't come mail all donation to: Candor Fire Company Auxiliary, P. O. Box 866, Candor, New York 13743 For more information contact Christina Shaylor 972-4427



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The Community Care Network of Nichols

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The Community Care Network of Nichols, a trusted community asset since 1999, provides a central point of connection for neighbors to reach out and help neighbors in need. A private nonprofit organization, incorporated in 2001, CCNN provides social support services, at no cost, including: information and referral, transportation, escort to health care appointments, shopping for or with clients, and friendly visits and phone calls. In its effort to enhance the quality of life for our residents, CCNN also partners with other human service agencies to identify gaps and roadblocks to

Tioga County Council on the Arts invites you to the last performance of the “Always on Sunday” Series. Ithaca College professor and organ scholar Dr. Leon W. Couch III will perform a solo recital on Sunday, April 17, at 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Union Church, Corner of North Avenue and Temple Street in Owego. Dr. Couch will present a program of classical works including pieces by Bach, Pachelbel and Vierne. Couch’s performance will be enhanced by the Presbyterian Church’s

needed services and works to help bridge them. Recently, CCNN has made the commitment to help serve more of our neighbors. CCNN is working with individuals in the Southside Owego and Tioga Center areas to develop similar programs in these communities. In this year of 2011, as resources continue to shrink and needs multiply, CCNN commits its time and resources to help find creative and cost effective ways to enhance the health of our community members across the lifespan. Community Care Network of Nichols PO Box 100, Nichols, NY 13812 (607) 731 - 3100

organ, one of the finest in the area. It is a Hutchings tracker organ which dates to 1889 and is on the National Historic Registry. Dr. Couch holds two doctoral degrees from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music as well as undergraduate degrees in physics, mathematics and music from the University of Florida. There will be a reception following the performance. The concert is free but free will donations will be gratefully accepted at the door.

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News Radio WEBO will once again broadcast Owego Free Academy High School Baseball and Softball this year. The broadcast schedule includes 4 boy’s games, and 4 girl’s games. There will be three home games broadcast for each team and one away game broadcast for each team. Broadcast Schedule: Thurs. April 7th – 7 PM: Susquehanna Valley at OFA (Softball) Thurs. April 14th – 7 PM: Johnson City at OFA (Softball) Fri. April 15th – 7 PM: Owego Free Academy at Vestal (Baseball) Thurs. April 21st – 7 PM: Chenango Valley at OFA (Baseball) Thurs. April 28th – 7 PM: Windsor at Owego Free Academy (Softball) Thurs. May 5th – 7 PM: Norwich at Owego Free Academy (Baseball) Thurs. May 12th – 7 PM: Chenango Forks at OFA (Baseball) Fri. May 13th – 7 PM: Owego Free Academy at Johnson City (Softball)

Playoffs: T.B.D. News Radio WEBO is the Southern Tier’s Hometown Station, carrying as many high school sporting events as possible as well as all NASCAR races, and Syracuse University Football/Men’s Basketball. Simultaneous game times between the boys and girls teams, as well as conflicts with the NASCAR broadcast schedule limited some of the games that could be covered. Games will be tape delayed for broadcast in order to offer players a chance to hear their own games and reduce scheduling conflicts. Both boy’s and girl’s OFA Senior Recognition ceremonies will be included in the May 12th broadcast. News Radio WEBO News & Sports Director Clint Narramore will handle play-by-play for all games which can be heard on 1330-AM, 107.9FM and online at www.newsradiowebo.com.

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"Strawberryville-Owego, NY" The Historic Owego Marketplace in downtown Owego is pleased to announce the upcoming 31st Annual Strawberry Festival entitled “Strawberryville-Owego, NY” to be held Friday night, 5:30-10:30 pm June 17 and on Saturday, June 18, 9:00-6:00 pm. This annual event is host to over 20,000 guests each year; offering plenty of food, entertainment on every street corner, and up to 200 vendors. According to Stella Reschke, Tioga County Tourism Director, the festival committee has tried to incorporate new and exciting activities for the festival to attract visitors from all over. “We usually see lots of new faces come in for the festival from all over the Northeast because strawberries are a universally much-loved fruit, and it's just a really fun couple of days.” said Reschke.

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The Strawberry Festival has included some new and returning features to this year’s event. In addition to the over 200 vendors and the fabulous entertainment throughout the streets on Friday's Block Party and on Saturday, the festival will also include: Strawberry Pie Contest, Poochie Dog Show, Miss/Mr. Strawberry Beauty Pageant, Fireworks over the River, Wine Tasting Tent, Strawberry Festival Parade, Rubber Ducky Derby, "Nate the Great" Juggler, 3rd Friday ArtWalk, Chicken BBQ,8th Annual Pig Roast, and a Rock Climbing Wall. A complete schedule and list of bands/entertainment, vendor applications, contest entry forms, sponsorship opportunities, directions and other ways to get involved in the festival can be found on www.owegostrawberryfestival.com.

Lets Get Back to Basics The Apalachin Library, 719 Main Street, Apalachin, will present a series of “Lets Get Back to Basic” programs about traditional country skills.

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ers such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Connie Francis, Jerry Vale, Jimmy Roselli, Lou Monte, Sergio Franchi, Don Cornell, Perry Como, comedian Pat Cooper and many more. Listen to Don Giovanni’s Italian House Party Saturday’s from 10a-Noon on the Southern Tier’s Hometown station, News Radio WEBO at 1330 AM, 107.9 FM, and live online at listentowebo.com. To make a request during the show, call Don in the studio at 607687-9933.

April 19- Beekeeping- Southern Tier beekeepers May 3- Soapmaking- Jody Lasky May 10- composting and organic gardening- Dai Newman May 17- Share recipes for garden produce. All programs are on Tuesdays at 7 pm. They are free and open to the public.

Celebrate Strawberries at the Tioga County Historical Society this June The Tioga County Historical Society will be holding their 5th “Artful Berry” exhibit and contest this June and is seeking art entries. In honor of Owego’s Strawberry Festival, the artwork must be strawberry-themed. All formats are accepted. There is no cost to enter. They encourage participation from every age group and welcome group submissions. Ages 12-18 are eligible to take part in the art contest. The winners will be announced on June 18th during the

Strawberry Festival. Submissions for Artful Berry are due to the museum by Saturday, May 28. Participation forms are available on the society’s web site www.tiogahistory.org and at the museum on 110 Front Street, Owego, NY 13827. Please call (607) 687-2460 for more information. The exhibit will run from June 4 through July 2. All participants will receive a certificate of appreciation.

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Town and County Positions Available Soon Tioga County residents should be aware that there will be over 50 county and town government paid positions available for candidates this fall. To be eligible to run, you must reside in the county and or town where the position is available and be registered to vote. The following county and town positions are up for election in November, 2011: Tioga County Elected Positions to expire in 2011 County Legislature – Owego District 1,2,3, and 4 Nichols & Tioga District 4 Barton District 5 and 6 Spencer District 6 Berkshire, Candor, Newark Valley & Richford District 7 County-wide positions include District Attorney, County Clerk and County Sheriff. In the Town of Barton: Clerk, 2 Councilmen and Highway Superintendent. Town of Berkshire: Su-

pervisor, Clerk, 2 Councilmen and Highway Superintendent. Town of Candor: Supervisor, Clerk, 2 Councilmen and Highway Superintendent. Town of Newark Valley: Clerk, Justice and 2Councilman. Town of Nichols: Clerk and 3 Councilmen. Town of Owego: Justice and 2 Councilmen. Town of Richford: Supervisor, Clerk, 2 Councilmen and Highway Superintendent. Town of Spencer: Supervisor and 2 Councilmen. Town of Tioga: Supervisor, Clerk, Justice, 2 Councilmen and Highway Superintendent. If you are a registered Democrat interested in any of these positions or have questions about the process of becoming a candidate, send a letter of interest with your name, phone number and address to: Tioga County Democratic Committee, P.O. Box, 453, Owego, NY 13827 You will be contacted shortly after receipt of your request.

Childhood Memories Ladies Luncheon The Owego Christian Women’s Club will hold a “Childhood Memories Ladies Luncheon” on Wednesday April 20 from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Owego Treadway, Route 17c,

Owego, New York. Reservations are due by April 15. For more information call Carol at 607-785-3101 or email at cgg350@aol.com

Senior of the Year Nominations Sought May is Older Americans Month throughout the nation. In keeping with tradition, Tioga Opportunities, Inc., Department of Aging Advisory Council annually honors a Senior Citizen selected from applications submitted by the Community at large. The Advisory Council is accepting applications through FRIDAY, April 15, 2011 and will select a winner, to be honored at a special luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. The Tioga County Senior Citizen of the Year Award is given to a Tioga County resident, age 60 or older, who stands out in the community for ongoing devotion of time and talent in a variety of areas. The nominee must receive no remuneration for his or her community service, and he or she does not have to be a member of a senior club or organization. The judges will select the winner solely on the basis of significant and varied contribution to the community at

large. Nomination forms are available by calling 607-687-4120. Completed nominations should be mailed to: Tioga Opportunities, Inc., Department of Aging, 9 Sheldon Guile Boulevard, Owego, NY 13827, and must include the nominee’s name, address, telephone number, and all community achievements. A biography is appreciated. The name and phone number of the person sponsoring the nominee must also be provided. The Dept. of Aging is also seeking the names of Tioga County residents who are 100 years of age or older, or who will reach their 100th birthday in 2011. These centenarians will receive special recognition at the Senior of the Year Luncheon. Centenarian information (name, address, phone number and a contact person, if applicable) may be submitted by contacting the Department of Aging in Tioga County at 607687-4120.

Local pianist to perform at Tioga County Historical Society for 3rd Friday Art Walk Local pianist Vanessa LaDue will perform at the Tioga County Historical Society Museum at 110 Front Street, Owego, on April 15, 2011 from 5:30 – 7pm. Vanessa has performed at a variety of social events in Owego and the Valley (Sayre, Athens, and Waverly). She studied piano under Marcella Chaykosky, was the organist at St. Josephs Church in Athens before its consolidation, and is a current member of the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton. Vanessa also plays the flute and is working on a CD of original music at Platinum Productions in Elmira, NY. Contact Vanessa at nessieizard@hotmail to check her availability.

Vanessa also graced the museum with her holiday selections during the 2010 O Tannenbaum bid night reception. The Tioga County Historical Society is pleased to have Vanessa return to perform this April. The society hopes visitors to Artwalk on April 15 will take a stroll to the museum and enjoy an evening of musical entertainment. Suggested admission is $3 adults/$1 children. Normal museum hours are Tues – Sat 10am – 4pm, open till 7pm on 3rd Fridays. Please visit www.tiogahistory.org or call the museum at 687-2460 for more information.


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Owego Easter Son-Rise Service! The First Baptist Church and Abide In The Vine will hold an "Easter Son-Rise Service" at 7 am on Easter Sunday, April 24, at the Owego Treadway Inn, Williamsburg Room. Good music and worship and devotionals led and presented by a number of Owego churches. Hear the "Easter Trumpets!" The service is followed by an Easter breakfast buffet at Abide In The Vine Fellowship on Taylor Road. All is free, but an offering will be received. The service is being organized by Rev. G. Terry Steenburg, Pastor of The First Baptist Church of Owego. Rev. Fred Hoover is the Pastor of Abide In The Vine Fellowship.

Soup & Salad Supper Apalachin UMC Relay For Life Team, the "Busy B's," will hold a Soup & Salad Supper Fundraiser on Saturday, April 30, 4:30 - 6:00 at the Apalachin United Methodist Church, 303 Penna. Ave., Apalachin. Cost: Donations Appreciated! Help support the fight against Cancer. Questions? Call 625-2733.

The Living Last Supper Tracy Creek Memorial Church, 4 Knight Road, Vestal, will present “The Living Last Supper� (a living presentation of the Last Supper Painting) on April 17 at 6:30pm. This is a free event. For more information go to their web page at: www.Tracycreekmemorialchurch.org or contact John Lucas at 785-0044.

Thank You Voters I would like to thank all those who

participated in the Village of Owego Trustee Election on Tuesday, March 15. Thanks for your support. I was elected and my first meeting as a trustee is Monday April 4. Please call me if you have any concerns or suggestions. Thanks again, Kevin Millar 687-3263

Spring Time Crafts On Saturday April 16th stop by the Tioga County Historical Society Museum at 110 Front Street, Owego, and enjoy some simple crafts for the children. Pom-pom ball caterpillars and colored tissue paper butterflies will come to life as we read stories about rebirth and the process that takes place when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. For the bird lovers, foam bird models will be available to color. This free youth craft session will be offered from 1pm to 3pm, while crafting supplies last. Please call 687-2460 or visit www.tiogahistory.org for more information. Normal museum hours are Tues - Sat, 10 am to 4 pm.

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Students and staff at Candor Elementary School: Front (L-R) Trey Naughton, Zachary Watson, Caleb Vaow: 2nd row (L-R) Airanna Anderson, Owen Parillo, Kamren Lehman, Lance Jensen, Nash Whitmore 3rd row (L-R) Kelly Starkweather, Ivy Naughton, Christian Haynes, Matthew Suttmeier, Marcus Rypkema & Lynn Britt missing from picture: Brayden Krebs The organizing committee of the 2nd Annual Candor’s St. Baldrick’s Event would like to extend a “huge” thank you to EVERYONE who had a hand in making the event an enormous success. Sixty-eight brave men, women and children went under the clippers having their heads shaved as just over $41,600 was raised for Pediatric Cancer Research. With the organization skills of: Pat Halstead taking care of food, Patti Reichart, Debb Roberts & Sandy Jordan keeping track of the money, Peggy & Adrienne Matta collecting the raffle donations, Shannon Starkweather for being the lead shaver and organizing the barbers/stylists and Trish Engelhard’s hand in knowing people in the music world to keep the day in beat. Special thanks to the Candor American Legion family for allowing us to have the event at their facility; to Bob Steurer for donating the wood and Jim Douglas for building the stage; all the stylist/barbers: Sonya Wagner, Sierra Wunder, Renee Thompson, Amy Emmett-VanGorden, Becky Wakeman, Kasey Huddle, Autumn Edwards, Becky McIlroy; the musicians who preformed for us: Annie Ol' Thyme, Judy Stock and the Bluegrass Jammers; all the knitters, crocheters and sewers who donated hats to cover the baldheads; and all the people who donated food. Thank you to the following businesses and individuals who donated raffle items: Candor Massage Therapy, Fay’s Fitness, Signify Pink, Imagine Hair Studio, Punk’s Place, Federal Safety Equipment, Hi-Way Dairy Bar, Pucky Huddle Delight, Turkey Trot Acres, Ginny Dawson, Renee Thompson and Lucie Relyea, Caroline and Brian Roberts, Gretchen Huizinga, Sandy Jordan, Diane and Lynn Craig, Mary Haag, Peggy and Adrienne Matta, and The Parillo Family. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help out at

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Route 434, Owego, NY 687-2872

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Serving Tioga & Broome County For over 20 years!

Apalachin, NY (607) 625-3131 or (607) 754-2541

Kevin McKenna being shaved by Becky McIlroy

Seed Starting at Home: The Basics and Beyond T he Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tioga County will be offering a class on seed starting at Tioga Gardens (2217 State Rt. 17C Owego) on Thursday, April 7th 6:00 – 7:30. You’ll get a jump on the gardening season and save money by starting your own vegetable, herb and flower plants for your garden. You’ll learn inexpensive and practical techniques from experienced gardeners to ensure success. We’ll cover lighting, soil, fer-

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tilizing, timing, temperature, disease and pest control and the best varieties to try in our climate. This will be a hands-on class and everyone will leave with their newly planted seeds, instructions and supplies to continue your success at home. The cost of the class ($10 for one person, $15 for two) includes a kit with seedlings, pest control supplies and more. Please call Cornell Cooperative Extension to register 687-4020.

We bring our samples to your home or business to see in your lighting conditions. Free Consultation ~ Free Installation

• Draperies • Top Treatments • Vertical Blinds • Mini Blinds • Cellular Shades • Roller Shades • All Top Brands

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Spaghetti Dinner and Fish Fry

DAR Cabin Fever Luncheon The Beulah Patterson Brown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11:30 am, Saturday, April 11, at the Tioga Center Methodist Church in Tioga Center for a “cabin fever

luncheon”. Please bring a dish to pass from an ancestral recipe and a $3.00 gift for exchange. Members, guests, and women interested in joining DAR are cordially invited to attend.

The County Rural Ministry will be holding their 3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday April 16 from 4:30 to 7 pm at the Owego Elks Club, 223 Front Street, Owego, NY. The dinner will be a free will donation.

Doug’s Fish Fry will be at the Rite Aid parking lot in Owego on Monday April 11 from 11 am to 6 pm. This is a fundraiser with 10% of the proceeds going to benefit the Tioga County Rural Ministry.

April Book Reviews The Friends of the Coburn Free Library is sponsoring a book review series on four Wednesday afternoons. April 6—Colonial Roosevelt by Edmund Morris , Dr Gary Williams reviewer. April 13—Garlic & Sapphires, the Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichi, Chris Kuhlman reviewer. April 20— Decision Point by George W. Bush, David Allen reviewer. April 27—

The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Laura Costello reviewer. The reviews are free and open to the public from 12:10 to 12:45 pm. Sandwiches and beverages will be available for a small charge. The Coburn Free Library is located at 2375 Main Street in Owego, N.Y. For additional information call (607) 687-3520,


By. Susan Littlefield

Sweeneys Plaza, Rt 434, Apalachin


Open Easter Sunday 12-5

Peter Mertes Riesling 1.5 L …….$12.99 Castel Grisch Riesling 750 ml. ….$8.99 Yates Cellars Riesling 1.5 L ……..$9.99 Rex Goliath asst. var. 1.5 L. ……..$9.99

PLANNING YOUR WEDDING? In preparation for the Easter parade, Delores dresses in her favorite Spring outfit.

Personalized Labels for wine bottles are FREE with purchase of wine. Many styles available

Gift Certificates Available • Case Discounts on non-sale wines

1429 Main Street, Apalachin, N. Y.


Dominick Francis Ienner

He was born on 3/29/11 at 2:59pm. He weighed 9lbs. 8oz and 22 1/4 inches.

Call Earl for an appointment 625-3015