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Tioga Downs Seventh Season - May 5 - Sept 15

Tioga Downs has announced its seventh racing season for 2012 starting on May 5 and ending on September 15. 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. For a complete listing of race dates and times go to www.TiogaDowns.com

Apalachin Highway Clean Up Would you like to Help?

The Apalachin Lions Club held their 57th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, behind the TLC-BOCES School on Pa Ave. The children hunted for eggs marked with certain numbers. Children who found the specially marked eggs received prizes. Children who did not win a prize were able to redeem their eggs for a chocolate bunny. The Apalachin Lions Club also held an Eye Screening. Tioga County Sheriff Dept. provided free kids ID’s.

Women's History Program Offered in Owego

The Apalachin Lions club is looking for help with clean up of Rt 434 on Saturday, April 21, 9 am. The clean up crew will meet at Beam Electronics on Rt 434. The amount of time normally spent is approximately 2 hours to pick up trash on a three-mile stretch of Rt 434 in Apalachin. Please bring gloves, and dress for the weather. All clean up supplies will be furnished. For more information or questions, call Lion Vince Hawley at 625-2365. www.ApalachinLions.com

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The Susquehanna Chapter of New York State Women Inc in conjunction with the Tioga County Historical Society is pleased to invite the public to a special program in honor of Women’s History Month, on Thursday, April 12, at 1:00 pm, at the Tioga County Historical Society Museum,110 Front Street in Owego. Park Ranger John Stoudt from Women’s Rights National Historical Park will present a PowerPoint talk entitled, “A Call for Equality: An Introduction to the 1848 Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls.” Ranger Stoudt will explore the events and ideas which formed the background for the Women’s Rights Convention. “The National Park Service preserves, protects, and interprets sites of historical significance. Women’s Rights National Historical Park preserves the sites asso-

ciated with the First Women’s Rights Convention,” said Stoudt. This introductory program will identify the people, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, who proposed political equality and economic opportunity in 1848 for women. “Women’s Rights National Historical Park contains stories of the people and the events of that era,” said Stoudt. “I am excited to be able to share these stories with visitors.” This program will last approximately 30 minutes with time for questions following the program. For more information about this event, contact the museum 687-2460 or Kathleen Pernice President of the Susquehanna Chapter of NYS Women Inc 687-5085

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Orth to Attend Presidential Convention in September

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New Roots Students Excel at Hippology Contest

Mary Orth, daughter of Ruthanne and Richard Orth, of the Town of Owego, has been chosen by President Obama’s campaign committee to be a delegate at the Presidential Convention in Charlotte, NC, in September. Mary was chosen from hundreds of nominees across New York State. She is currently an honors student at Rochester Institute of Technology

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Front (L to R): Audrey Gombas of Trumansburg and Siera Ellis of Groton. Back (L to R): New Roots students Chelsea Ennis of Spencer, Forrest Cunningham of Newfield, Coaches Renee King and Hagstrom. A four-student team made up of New Roots Charter School students captured 3rd place in the team section of the Regional 4-H Hippology Contest last month, testing their knowledge on all things horse-related. 4-H member and New Roots senior Siera Ellis of Groton placed 4th in the individual contest and will represent the South Central Region at the NYS contest, which will take place

at the NY State Fair this summer. New Roots student Audrey Gombas of Trumansburg placed 5th and is the 1st alternate for the regional team. Other New Roots team members were Chelsea Ennis of Spencer and Forrest Cunningham of Newfield. Six teams and 23 individuals participated in the contest. The team was coached by David Hagstrom and Renee King.

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Willy’s Friendsville Inn (570) 553-0111 Cottage St., Friendsville, Pennsylvania

Auditions for “Pippin” The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players are continuing to hold auditions for the May/June production of Pippin. Roles remaining available are leading player (age 25-50) and Pippin (age 16 to 30). Ensemble roles also available for men

and women age 16 and over. A solo piece should be prepared. Cold singing from the show may be requested. An accompanist will be provided. No monologue is required. Call 687-2130 to schedule an appointment.

Free Clothing, Furniture for Flood Survivors The Bridge of the Penn-York Valley Churches still has abundant quantities of top-quality clothing and bedding available at no cost to any flood survivor. A wide variety of furniture is also available but the selection changes weekly. Just bring evidence of having been flooded, such as a FEMA case number. For clothing and linens, visit the “Clothes Closet” at the North Waverly Chapel (NWC), a half mile north of Route 17C on Rt. 34 in Waverly. Hours are Mon., Wed., Fri. 1 to 3pm, Tues., and Thurs. 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Sat. 10 am to 12 Noon. For furniture, microwaves, toasters, TV’s, and dishes, visit the “Furniture

Newark Valley Spring Fling The 5th Annual Spring Fling Celebration will take place on April 21, from 8:30 to 11:00 am, at the Newark Valley Train Depot with breakfast, games, activities, and an egg hunt. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:00 am, with eggs filled with candy and goodies for kids to find. There will be crafts for kids, cute baby animals, and a Pysanky egg decorating demonstration. Check out the cleverly and beautifully decorated eggs that are part of the 5th Annual Egg Decorating Contest. Decide for yourself which egg is “egg-ceptional” or “eggstravigant”. To enter the contest, call 642 -5249. The event will be held rain, sleet, or shine, with lots to do indoors for all ages.

Warehouse” on Wednesday, 9 am to 12 Noon, or Saturdays 10am to 1pm. To get to the warehouse, start at the corner of Broad Street and Cayuta Ave in Waverly, at the Tioga State Bank office. Travel east on Broad Street Extension about half mile, watching for “Hagen Pet Food” on the right. Cross the tracks at Hagen and take an immediate right onto a gravel road. Pass the first building complex. The warehouse is the second building. Bring your own truck. For more information, call The Bridge at (570) 888-8828 Mon. through Thurs., 9am to 12 Noon, or go to www.TheValleyBridge.org

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Recovery Report from the Town of Owego

Hickories Park Update Hickories Park, a community staple in the Town of Owego for years, has taken on a great deal of damage stemming from flooding due to its location on the Susquehanna River. Some of the ongoing projects at Hickories Park include: • Removal of Flood Debris; • Upgrade to camping facilities; • Review and revise a comprehensive plan of the park. This plan will evaluate and make recommendations to repair and/or replace the following park items as needed: • Electrical services throughout park; • Playground equipment; • Picnic tables and restrooms.

A great deal of the work being done at Hickories Park will help to prevent further damages from future floods. By making updates, planning, and using “lessons learned" from previous incidents, the Town of Owego and Hickories Park will be better prepared for flooding, and have the ability to re-open to the public more swiftly than in the past. The Town of Owego Board recognizes that re-opening Hickories Park in a timely manner is of great importance to the Town. We must ensure that the park is safe for all residents before it is re-opened for public use.

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Tioga School Wins National Award Achieves Gold of Distinction Level in HealthierUS School Challenge John Magnarelli, USDA’s top regional school lunch official, presented Tioga Elementary School in Tioga Center with one of the nation’s highest school nutrition awards, from the US Department of Agriculture. Magnarelli applauded Tioga School students, food service staff and school officials for earning the State’s first Gold of Distinction award in USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge. Only about 2 percent of 101,000 schools in the nation have achieved HealthierUS status at the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Gold of Distinction levels. "Through our HealthierUS School Challenge, USDA recognizes schools that have accepted the challenge of revamping school food with meals that look good, taste good and are good for you,” said Magnarelli. “These schools have moved away from processed foods to meals that offer fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and reduced levels of fat, salt and sugar.” “The HealthierUS School Challenge Award represents long term support throughout our school community and commitment to doing the best possible

job when it comes to promoting good health for our kids,” said Nancy Eckstrom, R.D., Director of Food Services for Tioga Central School District. “Collaboration with other school districts through our local Rock on Café program has allowed schools to share resources and optimize results. What is happening here at Tioga is mirrored at many schools in our area.” Through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by the First Lady and signed by President Obama, USDA is making the first major changes in school meals in 15 years, which will help raise a healthier generation of children. The new standards align school meals with the latest nutrition science and the real world circumstances of America’s schools. These responsible reforms do what’s right for children’s health in a way that’s achievable in schools across the Nation. Schools can use the HealthierUS School Challenge as a means of meeting the new reforms in school meal programs. Learn more at www.fns.usda.gov/tn/HealthierUS/ index.html

Larson Design Group Opens Office in Apalachin

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Larson Design Group (LDG), an architecture, engineering, and surveying firm, opened an office at 8836 Route 434 at Tioga Terrace in Apalachin. LDG has its headquarters in Williamsport, PA, and has five branch offices in Pennsylvania, and one in Corning, NY. The Apalachin location was chosen to provide closer proximity and greater responsiveness in providing engineering, environmental, and surveying support to communities and

local governments, as well as, clients associated with well pad and pipeline development in the surrounding region. The Apalachin office supports LDG's formation and development of the Energy Group to specifically handle the growth in energy production within the Marcellus Shale and devote resources to meet client demands. LDG has been providing engineering, environmental, and surveying services to the Natural Gas industry since 2008.

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GARAGE SALE: “St Margaret Mary’s Garage Sale” 1110 Pa. Ave. Apalachin. Friday April 27 & Saturday April 28 8am to 3pm. Bag sale beginning noon Saturday. 04/12

NEED IT CLEANED OUT OR HAULED AWAY? One room to the whole house. Also garages, barns & sheds. MK’s Affordable Cleanouts 607-217-7455 12/12

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BEAUTY PAGEANT: Toddlers And Teen Beauty Pageant held at the Binghamton Riverwalk Hotel, Binghamton, NY. June 30 July 1, 2012. National Magazine will be scouting for Fashion Models at this Pageant! All ages welcome! For application and details go to www.angelfacepageants.com or email us at info@angelfacepageants.com 04/12

BEAUTY PAGENT: Owego Strawberry Fest Beauty Pageant ~ Who will be crowned 2012 Miss and Mr Strawberry? All ages are welcome ~ Entries will walk in the Parade! Apply online at: www.Angelfacepageants.com or by emailing us for an application at info@angelfacepageant.com 04/12 BOAT FOR SALE: 1993 Trophy Bayliner Boat and trailer, 4 electric down riggers, fish finder, radio, poles and more… $6,000 OBO Call (607) 7548754 for more info. 04/12 SPRING IS HERE!! We can help with Hauling, Clean Outs, Local Moving, Housecleaning & Lawn Care. Call for free estimates! 607-699-0212 07/12 CHUCK’S CHAIR CANING: Save that old family heirloom. Furniture caning at reasonable rates. For more details go to: www.chuckschaircaning.com or call 607-321-9148 05/12 BUYING & SELLING: Good used furniture. Call 607-242-6560 or visit McMaster Street Used Furniture in Owego— Saturdays 10am to 3pm. 06/12 HANDYMAN: No job too small! Over 20 years experience. Carpentry, plumbing, masonry, Call for pricing and info 607239-4011 06/12

DOUG’S FISH FRY: Monday April 19 –11am-6pm at Value Home Center parking lot Route 17c Owego. Stop by for a bite and help support the Family Reading Partnership Owego Apalachin. WANTED: Used Cattle or Stock Trailer call Don at 570-623-3371 4/12 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 04/13 APARTMENT FOR RENT: Downtown Owego, 1 bedroom upstairs, nice, clean, carpeted. No smoking, no pets. $695 + utilities + security, references required. 607-427-1736 PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR: old toys, crooks, jugs, jewelry and lots of other items made before 1971. Call Dave at 607-240-9546 12/12 DENT REMOVAL: door dings, hail damage, dents removed without harm to car finish! Olympic Detailing 607-625-2332 WANTED: Your classified ad for our May 1, 2012 issue. Please send in form below by April 25.

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Owego Alum Is Six-Time All-American

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Fredonia State Diving Coach John Crawford and Sarah Ficarro

Fredonia State junior diver Sarah Ficarro, a 2009 graduate of Owego Free Academy, finished second in the nation in women’s 3-meter springboard diving at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships held in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 21-24. Ficarro

scored a competition high 62.10 points on her final dive to lock in her second place position. Ficarro place 11th during the 1-meter competition making her a six-time All-American. Sarah is the daughter of Jay and Jerri Ficarro, and granddaughter of Viola Ficarro of Susquehanna.

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Seed Starting Class Offered The Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tioga County are offering a class on seed starting at Tioga Gardens (2217 State Rt. 17C Owego) on Thursday, April 12, from 6:00 to 7:30. Get a jump on the gardening season and save money by starting your own vegetables, herbs and flowers for your garden. You’ll learn inexpensive and practical techniques from experienced gardeners to ensure success. Other topics

covered in the class are lighting, soil, fertilizing, timing, temperature, disease and pest control and the best varieties to try in our climate. This will be a handson class, and everyone will leave with newly planted seeds, instructions, and supplies to continue your success at home. The cost of the class ($10 for one person, $15 for two). To register, call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 6874020 or e-mail mew58@cornell.edu.

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Microd Club Schedule The Southern Tier Microd Club of Candor has announced the 2012 Season STMC Race Schedule: May 6, Sunday - Race #1 May 12, Saturday - Race #2 May 19, Saturday - Race #3 June 3, Sunday - Race #4 June 8-10 Fri.-Sun. - at Syracuse for NYS Tour Race June 17, Sunday - Race #5 June 24, Sunday - Race #6 July 1, Sunday - Race #7 July 8, Sunday - Race #8 July 13-14-15, Friday-Sunday - at Candor for NYS Tour Race July 22, Sunday - Rain Date

July 28, Saturday - Race # 9 Aug. 3-4-5, Fri.-Sun. - at Sodus for NYS Tour Race Aug. 12, Sunday - Race #10 Aug. 19, Sunday - Rain Date Aug. 24-25-26, Friday-Sunday - at Cortland for NYS Tour Race Sept. 8, Saturday - STMC Championship Race Sept. 15, Saturday - STMC Shoot Out Race Sunday races start at 1:00 pm. Saturday races start at 6:00 pm. Tour races and rain date start times are to be determined.

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NV Sixth Graders Take First Place in Mathalon

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Call today for an appointment (607) 625-3591 Buying & Selling Games • DVD’s CD’s • Electronics All Broken Jewelry • ROCK SHIRTS • TIE-DIES

BUYING GOLD, SILVER & COINS 189 Main St., Owego, NY (607) 341-3962 Call Steve for the best prices in town!

Saturdays 9am-6pm & Sundays 11am-5pm Weekend Flea Market & Craft Fair at:

Vestal Dollar Store 1000 Front St. Vestal NY Located between Rt 434 & Front St.

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On March 24, 2012, Tioga County, with Lockheed Martin as its sponsor, held its annual Mathalon Competition at Candor Junior/Senior High School. The competition consisted of five rounds of math questions. Students had 12 minutes to complete each round as a team. Students worked hard all year practicing math problems, and working together as a team. The Newark Valley Sixth Grade team, advised by Jessie Schappert, took first place. Congratulations to the Newark Valley Sixth Grade team: Daniel Lindhorst, Phillip Babey, Patrick Pennay, Jordan LaBounty, Farrah Fiacco, and Paityn Smith. Great job, Cardinals!

Celebrate! Owego Strawberry Festival Owego is back and it's time to Celebrate! The Historic Owego Marketplace invites everyone to make plans to attend the upcoming 32nd Annual Strawberry Festival on Friday, June 15, from 5:30 to10:30 pm, and Saturday, June 16, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. In light of the difficulties encountered since September's flood, this year's theme is simply "Celebrate!" In addition to the over 200 vendors and the fabulous entertainment throughout the streets on Friday's Block Party and on Saturday, this year's festival will also include: Strawberry Pie Contest, "Straw Dawgs Strut Their Stuff", Fireworks over the River on Friday Night, Wine Tasting Tent,

Strawberry Festival Parade Honoring "Heroes" of the Flood, Rubber Ducky Derby, 3rd Friday ArtWalk, Chicken BBQ, 9th Annual Pig Roast, Rock Climbing Wall, and much more. The committee is currently seeking sponsorships for bands, the Lake Street stage, and other expense items. If you'd like to help sponsor, please contact Pat Hansen at 687-2556. A complete schedule and list of bands/entertainment, vendor applications, contest entry forms, sponsorship opportunities, directions and other ways to get involved in the Strawberry Festival are at www.owegostrawberryfestival.com.

Earth Fest on April 14 at Waterman Earth Fest will be held on Saturday, April 14, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Waterman Center, 403 Hilton Road in Apalachin. The Earth Fest will give you an opportunity to see what area businesses are doing to conserve energy and to learn about actions the average homeowner can take to save energy and money. Participants in the Earth Fest include NYS Bluebird Society, Tioga County Opportunities, Tioga County Soil & Water Conservation District, Renaissance Developers, Southern Tier Beekeepers, #031 Al Hazzard Trout Unlim-

ited, Triple Cities Hiking Club, BCC Ecology Club, Tioga Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, Wildlife Rehabilitator Barb Cole and more. Come see mini ponies, Tito and Moses. See demonstrations of fly tying and spinning. There will be a special children’s area with face painting and activities for the kids. Recycle your books at the book swap. Trails hikes will be led by a Waterman naturalist at 11 am and 1 pm. There will be food for sale. Bring the whole family. The cost is just $1. Under 5 admitted free.

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Local Students Learn History

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On February 27, 2012, eleven students from Tioga and Broome Counties participated in a historical presentation day. The students are part of a homeschool community called “Classical Conversations”. Students in Grades 4 through 6 chose and researched a character from the American Revolution time period, wrote a paper, dressed in costume, and presented their knowledge to the class.

“Classical Conversations”, also called CC, is a national program that helps homeschool families provide a quality education with focus, fellowship, fun and accountability. The “Classical Conversations” community meets at Union Center Christian Church on Mondays. Contact Becky Pineau at 757-2528 for K -6 Grade info, or Lisa Thayne at 7857178 for 7-12 Grade information.

Spring Fling Egg Decorating Contest Newark Valley’s 5th annual Spring Fling will be held on Saturday, April 21, from 8:30 to 11:00 am at the Newark Valley Train Depot. Come for breakfast, Easter Bonnet making, an egg hunt & and an 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 “Eggciting” 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 7 to11; Pullet/Cockerel, age 12 to 17; Hen/Rooster, adult; Coop, group or family. In order to be eligible for prizes, call 642-5249 by Wednesday, April 11, to register your entries. Eggs must be submitted by Wednesday, April 18, 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.

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Psychic Show is "Relay for Life" Fundraiser The Phil Jordan Psychic show will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2012, as a fundraiser for The American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The Candor American Legion Family team will be hosting this fundraiser, which will be at the Legion, 90 Spencer Road in Candor. Pre-sale only tickets are available by calling 659-5905 and the

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Rumors Brings Farce to Ti-Ahwaga Stage

price is $20 each (non-refundable) for tickets sold prior to April 8, 2012. No tickets will be sold after April 8, 2012, and no tickets will be sold at the door. Preferred seating for tables of 8. The show with light refreshments will begin at 2:00 pm. Call early to get your tickets, as seating is limited, and all proceeds for ACS.

From left, Jamie Cornell as Ken Gorman, Kathy Harris as Chris Gorman, Joe Schmieg as Officer Pudney, Linda Fenescey as Cookie Cusack and James Osborne as Ernie Cusack in Neil Simon's comedy Rumors, which opens at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center on April 13.

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The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players will present Neil Simon's farcical comedy 'Rumors' April 13, 14, 15, April 20, 21, 22, and April 27, 28, 29 at the TiAhwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine Street in Owego. 'Rumors' is about the absurdly comic complications that arise when several affluent couples who gather for a dinner party in the posh residence of the deputy mayor of New York City discover that he has shot himself through the earlobe and they decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evening's events from the local police and the media. "I'm very excited to work with such a talented cast," director Laura Johnson said. "Their interpretations of Neil Simon's characters are hilarious. It's going to be a fantastic show!" The cast includes Kathy Harris and Jamie Cornell as Chris and Ken Gorman, Jane Nichols and Greg Fusare as

Claire and Lenny Ganz, Linda Fenescey and James Osborne as Cookie and Ernie Cusack, Kate Hoy and Chris Pellicano as Cassie and Glenn Cooper, and Cathy Yetter and Joe Schmieg as Officers Welch and Pudney. Shows start at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 2:00 pm 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 SunSky Energy; Levene, Gouldin & Thompson LLP; Mountain View Mobile Home Park; and Route 96 Power & Paddle. 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.

Boys & Girls Club Auction/Wine-Tasting The Tioga County Boys and Girls Club 15th Annual Dinner Auction with Wine Tasting Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 5, at Pheasant Hill Country Club on Waits Road in Owego. The event starts at 6:00 pm and will be catered by PS Restaurant. There will be a Silent and Live Auction with Laurie

Bostwick, and DJ and dancing after. Tickets are on sale at the club for $75 per person - ask for Val. Tables of 8 are available. Advertising is available in the evening’s program (included with 2 tickets for $200). Contact Tioga County Boys and Girls Club at 687-0690.

Holy Week Services at PTC United Methodist Church Park Terrace Community United Methodist Church at 30 Glann Road in Apalachin will hold the following services: April 5, Maundy Thursday Service, 2 pm; April 6, Good Friday Worship, at 7 pm; April 8, Easter Sunday

Worship Services at 7am (Sunrise Service), followed by a potluck breakfast. The main Easter Service is at 11:00 am. For more info, call 625-4134 or visit www.parkterraceumc.org

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Troop 36 Has Successful Food Drive

Boy Scout Troop 36 had a very successful Food Drive and Pork Sandwich Luncheon on Saturday, March 17. The troop would like to thank the community of Nichols and Tioga Center for making both events such a success. The troop gathered over 100 lbs of can goods for the Lounsberry food pantry and the dinner was

a sell out. The next troop fundraiser will be a rummage sale on Saturday, June 2, at the Creamery Building in Nichols, and they are currently taking donations. If you have clean, gently used items you would like to donate, contact Audra Ellis 6993266, Lisa Fredenburg 687-3173, or Cathy Lanning 687-2523.

Tioga Acting Guild's "Drinking Habits"

The Nichols Elementary gymnasium was filled with laughter last month for the three performances of the Tioga Acting Guild (TAG) production, “Drinking Habits”. Friday and Saturday nights were sold out crowds, and Sunday afternoon was also very well attended. The audience was treated to a sit down dinner, followed by the show. A delicious dessert was served during intermission. All in all, it was a great success and everyone had a great time. It was more than a fundraiser for the Community Care Network of Nichols (CCNN). Director, Robin Benesh, also a board member of CCNN, sees the TAG performances as a way to bring live theater to the commu-

nity at a nominal price. “With everyone doing their part, volunteers, sponsors, etc, we can keep these events at a low cost so everyone can break away from their daily routines, even for only a couple of hours, to laugh or be taken on a journey in a character’s life.” People have been enjoying the TAG performances so much they are willing to make the trip to see a show even if it means traveling a bit. They had audience members from as far away as Corning, Binghamton, Addison, Horseheads, and even Lewisburg, Pa. Keep watching www.ccnichols.org or follow Tioga Acting Guild (TAG) on Facebook for upcoming performances and events.

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Kreher's Donates Farm Fresh Eggs to Food Bank

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New York egg farmer Kreher’s Fresh Farm Eggs, a third generation family owned business, last month donated 36,000 eggs to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. In 2011, the Food Bank distributed nearly 7.5 million pounds of food to neighbors in need across the six

Southern Tier counties of Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins. To learn more about how you can make a difference in the fight against hunger, visit the Food Bank’s website at www.foodbankst.org or call (607) 796-6061.

Jennings Earns Junior Rifle Instructor Certification Brian Jennings of Apalchin, a Tioga County 4-H Shooting Sports member, earned his 4-H Shooting Sports Junior Rifle Instructor Certification. Brian attended the NYS 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Certification Workshop in Ballston Spa, NY, in February where he completed 14 hours of classroom and hands-on training to earn the certification. The workshop trains adult

4-H volunteers and qualified 4-H shooting sports teen members to return to their home counties and teach 4-H members firearms safety, shooting skills, and leadership development. Brian will now be able to work alongside certified adult 4-H Shooting Sports instructors in the 4-H air rifle and rifle safety classes, and the 4-H Sporterifle Team matches.


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Endicott Church Helps St. Patrick School Route 434, Apalachin 625-4855 Park St., Owego 687-3222

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT ALL POSITIONS (FAST FOOD EXPERIENCE NEEDED) STOP IN AT OWEGO OR APALACHIN LOCATION Pictured, left to right: St. Patrick School Librarian Linda Williams, the members of Our Lady of Good Counsel JV girls’ basketball team, and Coach Maureen Markanthony. The Junior Varsity girls’ basketball team from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Endicott recently held a Barnes and Noble fundraiser for Owego’s St. Patrick School. Coach Maureen Markanthony and her players presented to St. Patrick School Librarian Linda Williams a gift card for $1,606.08 to use at Barnes and Noble. St. Patrick School held classes only one day in September 2011 when floodwaters filled the basement, destroying all storage rooms, utilities, and the preschool classroom. Students and staff

relocated to the former Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Endicott from mid-September through mid-November while repairs were made. Pre-school students relocated to the McAuley Center, located behind the school. Due to the flooding, St. Patrick School was unable to hold its annual Fall Scholastic Book Fair, which traditionally raises funds for the school library. The funds raised by the basketball players of Our Lady of Good Counsel will fill the huge void created by the flood event.

Free Organ Concert in Candor Concert to highlight local vocalists and historic pipe organ A concert of contemporary and traditional works for organ and voice will be held on Sunday, April 22, at 4:00 pm, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 17 Main Street in Candor. The concert will feature sacred and secular music performed by Elmira organist Joseph M. Barber, joined by Candor native J. Ladd Yost, tenor, and Elmira soprano Judith Campanelli, and showcasing the church's 1867 tracker-action pipe

organ. With 25 ranks of a total of 1,225 pipes, this organ is the largest surviving pipe organ built by John G. Marklove, one of New York's most renowned organ builders, and is an outstanding example of mid-nineteenth century organ design. A reception will follow the concert. Both concert and reception are free. A free will offering will be taken to support the continued upkeep and preservation of the Marklove organ.

Luck o' the Irish at Tioga Downs The luck of the Irish struck Tioga Downs Casino in Nichols last month during the St Patrick’s Day celebration, as $106,923.36 was paid out in jackpot winnings throughout the day. Three of the largest jackpots during St. Patrick’s Day included a guest from Vestal hitting a jackpot on a 1 cent Quick

Hit Platinum machine for $61,311.75. No longer than a half hour later, Kris Ann Kvassay of Johnson City found the pot of gold on St. Patrick’s Day winning $25,110.20 on the Golden Wheels 1 cent machine. Then to round out the night of winning, a guest took down $10,800 on a $5.00 Triple Lucky 7’s machine.

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Wellness Program AMBA Blood Screening Event

Saturday May 5 & 12 6:00 am – 10:00 am Owego Middle School Sheldon Guile Boulevard, Owego, N.Y.

To make an appointment call: 1-800-234-8888 Mon – Fri 8:30 – 5 pm

(please provide your Physician name and address at the time of call) Sponsored by:

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St. Patrick School students from preschool through fifth grade gathered March 16 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with their annual parade through downtown Owego.

Leading the St. Patrick School annual St. Patrick’s Day parade is St. Patrick himself, represented by fifth-grader Sam Chandler.

Election Inspector Training Classes Offered New inspector training classes will be held in the Tioga County Office Building Auditorium, 56 Main Street in Owego. To be an inspector, the New York State Board of Elections mandates that you attend training annually. Payment for attending the Inspector training and or working the Primary Election

will occur in one check. Pick one class time that will fit into your schedule. Call the Board of Elections at 687-8261 for the class that you will attend: Tuesday, March 27, 1 to 4 pm Friday, May 4, 10am to 1 pm Wednesday, May 9, 1 to 4 pm Wednesday, May 16, 10 am to 1 pm.

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Tioga Downs barn areas opened on April 1 in preparation for the 2012 race season The main racetrack opened Monday, April 2, to gear up for the first qualifying event on April 20, 2012.

The Open Hearts Dinner is held every Wednesday at McKendree UMC, 224 Owego Street in Candor. Come and join in the fun. Whether you are looking for fellowship or a free meal this one's for you.

Tioga Downs is once again open for simulcasting seven days a week . As in years past, Tioga had ceased simulcast operations on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter months due to lack of product and interest. “With more tracks opening up for their spring meets we feel it is a good time to once again simulcast seven days a week leading in to our live racing season that begins on May 5th” said Jason M. Settlemoir, VP of Racing and Simulcast. The Tioga County Historical Museum is now open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm. They are at 110 Front Street in Owego. Phone number is 687-2460. The Tioga County Historical Society received a Go! Grant for $480 to allow Executive Director Kevin Lentz to attend a state-wide museums conference in Albany. The grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by Museumwise, is designed to help museums and historical society staff access professional development and improve their institutions. Missing Shamrocks The Apalachin Garden Club would like the little leprechaun that took the shamrocks from the planter box at the corner of Main Street and Rt. 434 to please return them.

The Southern Tier Tea Party (STTP) will hold its April general meeting at the Vestal Public Library, 320 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, on Tuesday April 3, from 7-9 p.m.

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Dan Lamb Announces Campaign for Newly Created 22nd Congressional District

Dan Lamb, a longtime senior aide to Congressman Maurice Hinchey, announced he is beginning to circulate petitions to run for New York’s new 22nd Congressional District. The announcement comes as district lines have been finalized, and sets up a challenge to Republican Congressman Richard Hanna in a new district that

tilts slightly more Democratic than the old 24th district that Hanna lost in 2008, but won in 2010. Lamb will hold an official campaign kickoff event in midApril. Lamb runs Hinchey’s Binghamton District Office, advising the Congressman on key issues, including job creation, economic growth, education, infrastructure development, flood recovery and hydraulic fracturing. The new 22nd congressional district contains a significant portion of Hinchey’s former district where Lamb has worked for the last 14 years. “I’m running for Congress to help restore the American Dream that has unfortunately fallen out of reach for far too many middle class New Yorkers in recent years. Our country’s values and principles have been derailed by a radical, politicized agenda in Washington that Richard Hanna has fully embraced, and it’s time to help get our country back on track,” Lamb said. “Upstate New York has real challenges that need to be addressed. Our infrastructure is crumbling, our economy is lagging, our schools are getting more and more crowded, our debt is growing, and all Richard Hanna and the Republican lead-

CALENDAR OF EVENTS SATURDAY - APRIL 7 • Easter Egg Hunt - 11am to 12:30 pm, Apalachin Alliance Church, 293 Tobey Rd, Apalachin. Registration at 10:30. For toddlers to pre-teens. No drop-offs. Face painting, tattoos, and an illusionist. Held rain or shine. To pre-register: 625-2013, office@apalachincma.org. www.apalachincma.org.

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 11 • Doug's Fish Fry To Go - 11am to 6 pm, at TOPS Market Parking Lot, Rt 17C, Owego. Sponsored by Owego United Methodist Church. Fundraiser to rebuild church.

THURSDAY - APRIL 12 • Women's History Program - “A Call for Equality: An Introduction to the 1848 Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls”, 1:00 pm, at Tioga County Historical Society Museum, 110 Front St, Owego. For info, call museum at 687-2460 or Kathleen at 687-5085

SATURDAY - APRIL 14 • Earth Fest - 10 am to 4 pm, Waterman Center, 403 Hilton Road, Apalachin. Many businesses and organizations. Children's activities. Book swap. Trail hikes. Food. Mini ponies. Fly tying and spinning. $1. (under 5 admitted free) • Chicken Spiedie BBQ - Noon to 2 pm, at Candor American Legion, 90 Spencer Rd, Candor. Proceeds fund the 4th of July fireworks. Call (607) 262-0217 for info.

SUNDAY - APRIL 15 • An Afternoon of Gather Music - 2 to 4 pm, hosted by First Baptist Church Choir. Held at Owego Nazarene Church, 3732 Waverly Rd., Owego. Fundraiser for First Baptist Church Owego Flood Rebuilding Effort

MONDAY - APRIL 16 • TAXES - TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Meeting - 6 to 9pm. A joint Americans For Restoring the Constitution and Southern Tier Tea Party Open Meeting at the Vestal Public Library, Vestal. Speakers: Debbie

Preston, Jim Sacco, George Phillips on fiscal responsibility with the budget, what is the tax burden going to do to our children and what level of awareness can you do with them. Picky-food, beverages, etc. will be available. www.afrtcny.com

SATURDAY - APRIL 21 • Spring Fling Breakfast - 8:30 to 11am, at Newark Valley Depot. Full breakfast of Pancakes w/real maple syrup, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Orange Juice, Milk Coffee. $6 adults. $4 Children (10 and under). Donuts 75 cents. • Spring Fling Easter Egg Hunt 10am at Newark Valley Depot. • Chicken and Biscuits Dinner 4:30 to 6:30pm, Apalachin United Methodist Church Hall. Chicken, biscuits, mashed potatoes, carrots, cole slaw, drinks, desserts. $8 adults. $7.50 sr. citizens. $4 children 6 to 12. Free for kids under 6. Take outs available. Benefits youth programs.

SUNDAY - APRIL 22 • Organ Concert - 4 pm, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 17 Main St., Candor. Sacred and secular music, 1867 tracker-action pipe organ. Elmira organist Joseph M. Barber; Candor native J. Ladd Yost, tenor; Elmira soprano Judith Campanelli. Free. Reception after concert.

SATURDAY - APRIL 28 • Scrap -N- Craft Day - 9am to 4pm, at Valleyview Alliance Church, 11 Foster Rd, Vestal. Bring craft supplies and a lunch. Enjoy working with others who enjoy crafts. Free of charge. For info, call (607) 625-3438.

SATURDAY - MAY 5 • Pork Chop BBQ Fundraiser and Can/Bottle Drive - Noon to 2 pm, Candor American Legion, 90 Spencer Rd, Candor. Proceeds to fund the 4th of July fireworks. Call (607) 760-7551 for info. • John Pizzarelli in Concert - May 5, 8pm. General admission $50. TiAhwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine St., Owego. 687-2130 for tickets, www.tiahwaga.com.

ers in Congress offer are obstruction and political games. The best way to reduce the debt is to put people back to work. The Richard Hanna approach of cutting taxes for the wealthiest one percent and slashing vital programs, such as Medicare and education, is a recipe for failure. It’s wrong for upstate New York and it’s wrong for the country. I’m running for Congress to turn this situation around.” Lamb holds a Master’s degree in Public

Administration from the Maxwell Graduate School of Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College. He is also an active board member for several community groups and nonprofits. More information can be found at www.DanLambforCongress.com and www.facebook.com/ DanLambforCongress.

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www.eteamz.com/owego 61st OPENING DAY INFORMATION MEETING OLL will open its 61st season on President Ken Winters gave managSaturday, May 5. Parade Marshall John ers and coaches his overview of the 61st Loftus starts the traditional parade at season at the annual Information Meet8:30 am from the Owego Police Station ing. on Temple Street. Players march on THANKS, HOOKER FOUNDATION North Avenue to George Street to Hyde The OLL Family thanks the Floyd Park. Opening Day Ceremonies at 9 am Hooker Foundation Fund for a $39,224 A full day of games follows at 10:30 am, check to cover September 2011 flood 1 pm, and 3:30 pm. damage to Hyde Park, Fencing and Fields, Red Compton Field House and FLOOD CLEAN UP Work crews are needed now to preConcession Stand, Equipment and Suppare Hyde Park for baseball and softball plies. practice. Directors Dick Franz and Rich Director Rich Ives received official Ives will post "To Do" lists on the backnotification that OLL is not eligible for stop near the Concession Stand. FEMA aid. Five to six feet of water Continuing focus is the rebuilding of from the Owego Creek and Monkey Run the Concession Stand and Dick Franz Creek flooded Hyde Park and the Teener Field by OLL as well as the Teener Baseball League Field. Volunteers spent League Baseball Field by the Owego hundreds of hours cleaning and repairing Apalachin School District. Many other and more has to be done. volunteers cleaned the park after the five Check out the September 2011 Flood feet of water left a lot of unwelcome Pictures www.eteamz.com/owego debris. THANKS. OFD, OFA COACHES WORK BEE SATURDAYS AND TIOGA COUNTY OLL families are expected to actively OLL V-Ps Chris Rieg for Baseball, participate in two Work Bee Saturdays, Mark Warfle for Softball and Mark FeApril 21and 28, starting at 9 am at Hyde lice for Teener Baseball thank the Park. Owego Volunteer Fire Department and Chief Ed Franz for the use of the Central OPEN POSITIONS/OFFICERS OLL President Ken Winters welFire Station three times for signups. comes volunteers to four open positions. Also, OFA Baseball Coaches Ken They are: Umpire in Chief for Jim Francisco, Bob Fenton, Phil Schofield Medovich, Equipment Manager with and Rob Glielmi who trained OLL Andy Hafer, V-P Teener League with coaches and managers. Tip of the cap to Mark Felice and Tournament Director Dale Weston, Chair of the Tioga County for Deb Schmidt. Legislature, for use the County Office Building for sign ups and the annual 2012 LEAGUE OFFICIALS Officers and Directors are: President League Information Meeting. and Building and Grounds Ken Winters, PLAYER CLINICS VP Baseball Chris Rieg, VP Softball Indoor Baseball and Softball Clinics Mark Warfle, VP-Teener replacement were held in the OAMS. for Mark Felice, Treasurer/Billboards/ COACHES CLINIC Advertising and Director Steve LounsOLL Managers and Coaches attended berry, Secretary and Uniform Manager a Coach's Education and Certification Brandy Beech, Player Agent Karen Program at Owego Free Academy. Vinti, Equipment Manager with Andy SUNY Youth Sports Institute's Coach Hafer, Concession Manager Karen JohnGary Vail conducted the comprehensive, son, and Raffle Manager Denis McCann. one-time, 2.5 hour curriculum in easy to Also, Umpire in Chief replacement understand modules. for Jim Medovich, Scheduler Ed Walter, OLL CONGRTULATES KAREN Webmaster Eric Hawkins, Safety OfVINTI ficer Horton Fox, Picture Day Chairman The Maine Endwell School District Philip Wiles, Rules Interpreter Rich will honor four distinguished graduates Ives, Public Relations Director Jim Raftat their 7th annual Graduate of Distincis, Tournament Director Assistant Ken tion recognition ceremony Friday, April Winters and replacement for Director 27, at the Binghamton County Club. The Debi Schmidt, Directors Dick Franz and OLL Family congratulates Owego PoJoe Fuller, League Elder Tom Ash, Palice Chief and OLL Player Agent Karen rade Marshall John Loftus. (McBride) Vinti of the Class of 1979 for distinguishing herself through her comPLAYER REGISTRATIONS Player Agent Karen Vinti reports 201 munity and profession. signups for OLL Baseball and Teener OLL ONLINE League Baseball in the Southern Tier Get in the habit of checking two web Baseball League. V-P Softball Mark sites for important Little League news. Warfle has 70 players for six teams. For OLL and Facebook visit www.eteamz.com/owego. Read WebVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES During the May and June regular master Eric Hawkins frequent updates. season, Director Dick Franz encourages Little League International is parents to volunteer to work in the Conwww.littleleague.org. You’ll find inforcession Stand, Umpire, Manage or mation for players, managers and coachCoach, do Building and Grounds, open es, umpires, league officials and safety and close the park, or tasks of their news. choice.

A note from Senator Tom Libous New York State Has 10.5 Billion in Unclaimed Funds and You May Be Entitled To Some. For your protection, banks, insurance companies and many other businesses are required by law to surrender inactive accounts to the state. These accounts are known as "lost," "abandoned," or "unclaimed" funds. All you have to do to find out if you have unclaimed funds is go to the Office of Unclaimed Fund’s

website and search your name. If you have unclaimed funds, it's free and easy to file a claim right on the website. To find out if the state has your money visit ouf.osc.state.ny.us/ouf or go to www.tomlibous.com and look at our “What’s New” section for a link to the website. Good luck!


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Ribbon Cutting at Owego Pharmacy

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on March 15 at The Owego Pharmacy at the TOPS Plaza on Fifth Avenue (Rt 17C) in Owego. The pharmacy is a new business, and is privately owned and operated by John Gatto of Owego.

Hours are Mondays through Fridays 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturdays 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Owego Pharmacy will be closed on Sundays. Their phone number is 687-8779.

Women’s Luncheon The Owego Christian Women’s Club will hold a Ladies Luncheon on Wednesday, April 18, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

at the Owego Treadway Inn. For more information, call Carol at (607) 785-3101 or email at: cgg350@aol.com

Candor Community Showcase Looking for an opportunity to showcase your business or organization? The Candor Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in its Community Showcase April 14 at the Candor Fire Hall. The event will run from 10 am to 4 pm, and gives businesses and organizations a chance to show the community what they are doing and what they have to offer. Punk’s Place of Candor will be

providing food and beverages throughout the day. Registration is $15 for Candor Chamber members and $25 for non-members. This 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. For more information, call 659-7312.

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Ribbon Cutting at Serendipity

Famous For Chicken, Ribs & Pulled Pork Cooked Over Hardwood Charcoal • Hickory Smoked Baby Back Ribs • Pulled Pork • • Covered Outdoor Seating Available •

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on March 16 for Serendipity on River Row at 186 Front Street in Owego. Formerly known as Briar Patch, Serendipity has been part of the Owego small business community for the past several years. After the flood of September 2011, a new Serendipity was born in February

2012. Serendipity is now the home of four fabulously unique shops, with four local business woman adding their own touch. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. Their phone number is 687-1729.

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Sweeneys Plaza, Rt 434, Apalachin

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Chi Chi's Assorted pre mixed cocktails 1.75 L. …………..$12.99 14 Hands Riesling 750 ml. ………………………....$9.99 Mommy's Time Out Pinot Grigio 750 ml. …….….$8.99 Castel Grisch Seneca Dream Red or White 750 ml. ……………………..$4.89 Yates Cellars Niagara 1.5 L. ………………………..$9.99 Assorted Black Oak California Wines 750 ml. ….$9.99 Pete can’t figure it out--he was told peep shows were a moneymaker yet his show continues to lose money.

PLANNING YOUR WEDDING? 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.

A FULLY COMPUTERIZED AUTO REPAIR CENTER DOMESTIC & FOREIGN

HAPPY EASTER From all of us at Nick’s Garage Call Earl for an appointment 625-3015