June 2011 Community Press

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JUNE 2011

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Members of the Owego Police and Fire Departments held a memorial service at Draper Park on Memorial Day for all Police and Firefighters killed in the line of duty.

Apalachin Firemen’s Field Days Madison Holmes crowned Little Miss Apalachin

This year’s Firemen’s Field Days ended Saturday, June 4, with a parade and the crowning of Little Miss Apalachin 2011. Pictured above (L-R) are: Abigail Bond - runner up, MacKenna Russell –Little Miss Apalachin 2010, Alicia Loso – Master of Ceremonies, and Madison Holmes - Little Miss Apalachin 2011

Save Your Precious Memories HAVE YOUR 8mm Movies & VHS Videos Converted to DVDs

BEAM Electronics Hobbies & more... 7830 Rt 434, Apalachin, N. Y. 625-2222

Owego’s 31st Annual Strawberry Festival Saturday June 18. See page 9 www.OwegoStrawberryFestival.com

Father’s Day Special $49.95! 7830 Rt 434, Apalachin 625-2332 or 206-2283

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Legg Obtained Rank of Eagle Scout



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Brian Legg of 2551 Marshland Rd, Apalachin, has obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. Brian is with Troop 37 of Owego based out of St Paul’s Episcopal Church. His Eagle Scout project consisted of building 5 sets of bleachers for Waterman Center's Marshland Road River Park in Apalachin and for Brick Pond in Owego. The two sites lacked seating for events. Brian would like to thank the Apalachin Lions Club, Aaron Gowan and employees at Owego Home Central, Owego Rotary Club, Owego Elks

Club, Owego Lions Club, Owego Kiwanis Club, and his fellow Troop 37 scouts and Scoutmaster Kevin Cumm, Dan Cumm, Phil Wiles, and David Geller for their donations, help, and guidance for this project. Brian, son of Jack and Susan Legg, is a senior at Owego Free Academy where he also participates in Concert Band, National Honor Society, and Golf Team. Brian will be attending SUNY Delhi this fall and major in Turfgrass and Golf Course Management.

Coburn Library Book Sale Purchase bargain priced books for summer reading at the Friends of the Coburn Free Library book sale on June 23, 24, and 25. The selections changes and expands as donations for the sales are always being accepted. Times of the sale are Thursday June 23rd 6:30 to 8:30, Friday June 24th 10 to 5, and Saturday June 25th 1 to 5, with a bag sale from 3:30 to close. The Coburn Free Library is located at 275 Main Street, Owego. For additional information please call 687-3520. Other programs this summer at the Coburn Free Library are: June 29 - Beau the Clown July 6 - Ron Cain Magician July 13 -Tales and Tunes July 20 - Karen Bernardo, Stories & Crafts July 27 - Maureen Wright, Author and Storyteller

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Volume 26 Number 6 June 2011 © 2011 Published by Brown Enterprise And Marketing 7830 State Route 434 Apalachin, New York 13732 Phone (607) 625-2222 or 72-PRESS Fax (607) 625-2111 E-mail: press@tiogaweb.com www.TiogaWeb.com Publisher/Editor ---------- Fred J. Brown Jr.


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TIOGA COUNTY COMMUNITY PRESS__________________________

COMMUNITY SERVICE Campville volunteers were out most of the night during the flash flooding on April 28 to help keep the community safe on the flooding roads. Most of the roads in the area were monitored and reported to the proper authorities. There was a driver rescued from his vehicle in front of Tioga Gardens and Route 17C was closed from Visions Credit Union to Valley View Drive due to flooding. Thank you for the community cooperation we received and because of great team efforts we had no causalities or injuries. We also ask that you the public understand that Campville has a policy and we do not pump out basements due to the liability involved. Due to the severe road damage at the Hickories most of the community events scheduled have been moved to different areas. The Water Rescue Operations Course that was scheduled for April 30 & May 1 was postponed due to the dangerous conditions of the river from the flooding. TRAINING This month our members were instructed on the operations of the ladder truck. Our young members were properly geared and assisted by experienced

members in climbing the ladder and safety precautions. It is important to have members trained on all of the apparatus and since our ladder truck is one of the “first in” all members need to know how it operates. We had a “team” training night which enforced the trust of working with each other while on calls and working together to get a job done. Thanks to our Captain Pat Mercer for an uplifting training. Squad night was shared with other departments as Guthrie Air came in and did an LZ class. It was attended by 51 area firefighters, including 24 of our members, and everyone said the class was great. The pilot and medic were professional, gave an excellent presentation and answered all questions. Unfortunately the copter was called a few minutes before it was suppose to land but we have a promise they will return with their new copter, the Astar in the near future. June brings many celebrations including graduations, vacations, barbeques, etc. Let’s think water safety, driving safely, and staying hydrated in the hot humid weather. Happy Father’s Day to all

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Nearly 90 Years of Being … “Like Family” Take Dad to Lunch! The Candor Masonic Lodge #411 is holding their annual Father’s Day Chicken BBQ on Sunday, June 19, at the Lodge on Rt. 96B in Candor. 11:00 – gone!

Come enjoy the best BBQ in town. Full and half dinners. Eat in or Carry Out! For more information, contact Gary Henry at 607-659-7661.


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Gift Certificates available at Southern Tier Massage, Lazer Solutions & Johnson Pools & Spas in Riverview Plaza , Route 434 .

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Saturday June 11 $16.95 per person Join us for Fri & Sat for the Strawberry Festival

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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

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

THINK CLEAN UP: we can help with hauling, clean outs, local moving, house cleaning, lawn work. Call for free estimate 607-699-0212 07/11

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

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

CHUCK’S CHAIR CANING: Save that old family heirloom. Chair caning at reasonable rates. For more details go to www.ChucksChairCaning.com or call 607-321-9148 6/11 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 BEAUTY PAGEANT/BABY CONTEST: July 17, 2011. Angel Face Pageant will be at Owego Treadway Inn, now accepting applications. Go to www.AngelFacePageants.com for details or call 607-727-3600. Glitzy Girl magazine will be scouting models! 06/11

FOR SALE: 45 assorted Cook Books $50 Call 625-3190 06/11

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For the Benefit of Our Local Youth

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What do Puppy Pals, Healthy Habits, Brave Wolf (a visitor from the past), Literacy Centers of Tomorrow, multimedia investigations and percussion instruments all have in common? These and other dynamic projects will all benefit kids in Tioga County. Much-needed reading and writing intervention, kitchen skills, and other vital life skills will be addressed through unique and fun activities made possible by the combination of OA Foundation grants funded by the generosity of our community and the initiative of the caring teachers and counselors who design and implement these programs. In total, 14 grants were awarded by the Owego Apalachin Foundation for Excellence in Education in April.

In 1997, the OA Foundation was established as a community wide, independent, not-for-profit organization. The Foundation’s mission is to enhance the education of the students within the Owego Apalachin District boundaries, public and non-public, by providing private funding and stimulating community support for innovative and challenging programs. Including this year’s grants, nearly $90,000 has been reinvested in our community via the money raised by the Foundation’s Wine & Beer Tasting event, Silent Auction and Trivia Night—all annual events. For more information about the OA Foundation, please visit our website at: www.OAFoundation.com.

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“ON THE RUN AROUND THE CLOCK” 2011 Spring Grant Recipients: Terri Mendelson OES, Mary Beth Townsend AES, Janelle O'Neil OES, Kristin Barton OES, Andy Kearney OAMS, Karen Lapinski St. Patrick, Sara Loomis St. Patrick, Georgia Matthei St. Patrick, Emily Crawford OAMS, Jerri Ficarro St. Patrick, Sue Sindoni OES. Not pictured: Amy Smith St. Patrick, Kelly Adair Bollinger Tioga Co. Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Katie Tracy Tioga Co. Boys and Girls Club, Dan Fabricius OFA




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Just Keep Believing Foundation

Bi-Weekly Door Prize $25 GAS COUPON


Serving Lunch & Dinner or Just a Snack! ~ TERRACE SPECIALS ~

• Monday – Buy 1 dozen wings get 18 wings • Tuesday – Get a Pitcher of Domestic Beer or Soda with 2 dozen wings or Plain Pizza • Wednesday - Shrimp Nite • Thursday - Clam Nite

OPEN MIC First Thursday of the Month


The Terrace The Friendly Neighborhood Tavern Rt. 434, Apalachin, New York 625-3935


The Just Keep Believing Foundation began in 2008 after Owego Free Academy student and athlete Jessica Burrell sustained a traumatic spinal cord injury in a car crash. Burrell, now 20, a community volunteer and a sophomore at Ithaca College, remains partially paralyzed. The foundation will hold its fourth annual softball tournament June 11 and launch a volleyball tournament June 9 and 10 to raise money for organizations aiming to find a cure for spinal cord injuries, as well as to help Burrell with her ongoing medical expenses. Sponsorships are available at $500, $250 and $100 levels. The tournaments will take place at Owego Free Academy, 1 Sheldon Guile Blvd in Owego. The opening round of the volleyball tourney’s high school division will begin at 3 p.m. on June 9 at a cost of $50 per team or selling 10 raffle tickets; and 5 p.m. on June 10 for the adult co-ed division, at a cost of $100


per team or selling 20 raffle tickets. All players will receive JKB backpacks and the chance to win prizes. The softball tourney is divided into two divisions, men and co-ed, beginning at 8 a.m. on June 11, with all players receiving JKB Tourney gifts and chances to win first, second or third-place prizes. The cost for an adult team is $250 or can be waived if the team sells 50 JKB raffle tickets. Beginning at 11 a.m. on June 11, three local bands will be playing during the softball tournament. OFA’s Making the Band, Adri Young accompanied by Kyle Schreiner, and Hover will be performing. Food, raffle tickets, JKB memorabilia, and chances to win several gift baskets will be available throughout the day at the JKB concession stand. Learn more and sign up at the Just Keep Believing Facebook group page or by contacting tournament director Mark Burrell at (607) 768-2909 or markburrell@stny.rr.com.


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Senator Tom Libous and Lourdes Hospital President/CEO David Patak recognize the YES! LEADers from Tioga Central High School for their dedication to educating elementary students on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Senator Tom Libous, Lourdes President/CEO David Patak and YES! Safe Choices for Kids were joined by local parents, teachers and school administrators to honor more than 540 Broome, Tioga and Chenango YES! LEADers at the YES! LEADers Change Lives Recognition Reception. YES! LEADers are middle and high school students who, after a day of hands-on training, present to local elementary school students about the dangers of substance abuse, the importance of self-esteem and its role in making healthy choices as they grow up. “YES! LEADers continue to be great role models in our communities,” said Sen. Libous. “Through their actions, they’re showing students how to make healthy choices which will ultimately lead them down the path of success.” Senator Libous also announced the winners of the Jill Kavanagh Memorial YES! LEADS Scholarships. Ashley Jones, a Maine-Endwell High School senior, received a $1,500 scholarship. Maria Vitovsky, a Susquehanna Valley High School senior, received a $750

scholarship. Vinnie Buttice, a Bainbridge-Guilford High School senior, received a $250 scholarship. These three students were chosen based upon their contributions to their school’s YES! LEADS program and commitment to a substance-free lifestyle. “Not only have Ashley, Maria and Vinnie been committed to living a drugfree life, but they’ve also dedicated countless hours to helping younger students learn how to make smart choices in their own lives,” said David Patak. YES! Safe Choices for Kids, a partnership between Senator Libous and Lourdes Hospital, is now in its 22nd year. Since 1989, more than 8,000 YES! LEADers have helped teach more than 100,000 elementary school students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Owego-Apalachin, Tioga Central, and Waverly school districts participate in the YES! LEADs program. Their LEADers have served as role models for hundreds of Tioga County elementary school children this school year. For more information about YES! and YES! LEADS, visit www.YesSafeChoices.org



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Liam Brown, helped by his aunt Amanda Reeves, picks his prize from Pat Rando of the Apalachin Fire Department at the “Duck Pond” at this year’s Apalachin Firemen’s Field Days.

The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting and Open House on May 12 for Coughlin & Gerhart LLP, celebrating their newly renovated offices at 27-29 Lake Street in Owego. Later that day, Emma Sedore, Tioga County Historian, gave a presentation on the history of the building.

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On May 18, the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting for the Riverview Manor Health Care Plaza, 530 Fifth Avenue in Owego. There was also an Open House for the

community to view the new Health Care Plaza. Riverview Manor Health Care Plaza provides In-Patient Rehabilitation, Out-Patient Rehabilitation, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Adult Day Health Care.

Call for Crafters Looking for crafters who are interested in displaying their wares at Crafts On The Green during Newark Valley Days, Saturday, August 13th, 2011, in the Village of Newark Val-

ley, NY from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information and an application, contact Dennis Carlin at (607) 642-9552 or via email at dscarlin@frontiernet.net

LETTER TO THE EDITOR School Budget I have followed the Owego Apalachin Central School District as they developed their 2011-2012 budget. This is the budget you voted YES or NO on May 17. This budget when passed will raise the cost to educate the children in the OACSD to over $18,000.00 per student. I think this is rather expensive when you compare this to the cost of private schools in our community or communities of Syracuse or Albany. This is $18K for every kindergartner through Senior or K - 12 as it's referred to in the Education community. When you and I went to school we called it Elementary School and High School. The private schools perform the same job for less then $10,000.00 per student. Elementary Schools are typically $2500.00 to $4500.00 per year and High School is anywhere from $6500.00 to $8500.00 per year. What's wrong with this picture? What's wrong? These costs are way out of line and going higher. They will continue to go higher unless

you, me, we (the folks who pay the taxes) tell them to stop. To do this we must step in and put a stop to the TAX CREEP. The present administration and Board believes that a 2% to 4% tax increase each year is what you expect! The present administration and Board believe it is what you will accept! The present administration and Board believe it is the norm! REALLY! At 2% a year, for 10 years, you will see a 22% increase in your tax rate. How much has your pension gone up in the last 10 years? How about your salary? Are you tired of the TAX CREEP? If you are, come join Citizens Against Tax Creep and together, perhaps, we can do something to slow down the TAX CREEP or stop it altogether. Send an e-mail to o_a_catc@yahoo.com or call 607-9726881. It will cost you nothing but your time. Joe Chartrand A Citizen Against Tax Creep Owego, NY

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Tioga United Way Award Banquet Tioga United Way hosted their 2011 Annual Campaign Awards Banquet on May 19 at Tioga Downs in Nichols, thanking those who have supported an annual campaign to raise funds for the 32 human service organizations partially funded by the United Way is both responsible and essential. It was estimated that

more than one hundred and twenty-five people gathered to honor and recognize the many local businesses, corporations, individual donors and volunteers who have helped to make the 2011 Campaign a success. In addition, various members of the media who have helped to promote the campaign were also honored.


Father’s Day Breakfast on Hiawatha Island A Father’s Day Breakfast will be held on Hiawatha Island, 9:00 to 11:00 am, on June 19. Climb aboard the Waterman Center’s pontoon boat for a ride to the island where you will be guided for approximately ½ mile to the breakfast site. The menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, potatoes, baked beans, fruit cup, a muffin or bread, orange juice and coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.

Please arrive no later than 9:45 am at the Waterman Center Boat Dock, Marshland Road (western end) in Apalachin. Reservations are required by June 15 as space is limited. Cost for adults: $18 single/ $25 per couple; children: ages 5-12 half price; under 5 free. Call Waterman Center at 6252221 for details or to register. The event goes on rain or shine.


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Jason Settlemoir, 2011 Campaign Chair presented an Appreciation Award to IBM Employees, accepting the award was Merwyn Jones. ~ ONLY 6 MILES SOUTH OF ROUTE 434 ~

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BBQ Friday Nights –Clams, Steak, Lobster & Fish Dinners


“YOUR BAR-B-Q HEADQUARTERS” Horseshoe league sign-ups now! Starts June 16th

Joe Langevin accepted an award for the Tioga County Courier, from Shawn Yetter, Tioga United Way. An award was also presented to the Community Press.

Distinguished Citizen Award On May 18th our community had the opportunity and pleasure to honor Jim Raftis Sr. of Owego at the annual “Tioga County Distinguished Citizen of the Year” Award Dinner presented by the Baden-Powell council Bly Scouts of America. Jim was selected to be this year’s honoree for his longstanding dedication and commitment to the Tioga County community.

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Rubber Duck Derby Tioga County Council on the Arts is proud to announce that the ducklings have hatched and are learning to swim for the RUBBER DUCK DERBY on Saturday during the Strawberry Festival! Sponsor a Rubber Ducky! Flock to the Bridge and watch your adopted rubber ducky take a “Swan Dive”! The first ducky to reach the museum wins his adoptive parent $100! The next two duckies win $50 each and the next eight duckies win $25 each!

You may adopt a singe duck for $5, a flock of 5 for $20, or a six quack for $25. Contact TCCA at 687-0785 for presale ducks or purchase them from a member of the Owego Apalachin Swim Team. Ducks will also be available for purchase at the TCCA booth at 179 Front St. during the Strawberry Festival on June 18th. The Duck Derby is a fund raiser for the Owego Apalachin Swim Team and the Tioga County Council on the Arts. More information is available www.tiogaartscouncil.org.


Bassett Youth Foundation "Good Guy" Breakfast June 19 Sunday, June 19, from 7:30 a.m.12:00 noon, the Charles H. Bassett Youth Foundation, Inc. will host its 16th annual Community "Good Guy" Breakfast at the Owego Elks Lodge during the Owego Strawberry Festival. Since 1994, the Foundation has operated as an all volunteer public foundation helping to provide needed resources to Tioga County children, youth and their families. The Community Breakfast is the Foundation's single fundraiser during the year and celebrates the partnerships the Foundation has forged to help meet

its mission all year long. The theme for the breakfast is: "Good Guys Give Something Back: Keeping Our Promise to Children & Youth" The Community Breakfast gathers youth, adults and families on the Sunday morning of Strawberry Festival weekend to demonstrate support for young people of all ages in Tioga County. The public is invited to allow us to serve you and your family a great breakfast on Father's Day. For more information contact Bob Bassett at chbyouthfoundation@verizon.net.

Free Concert The Owego Community Chorus will present “Heal the World” on Sunday June 12th 3:00 pm at the Owego Meth-


odist Church 261 Main St, Owego. This is a free concert. For further details contact Susan Lason at 258-0139

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"Strawberryville-Owego, NY" Owego's biggest summer event draws near “Strawberryville-Owego, NY" Get ready to attend Owego's biggest summer event! “Strawberryville, Owego, NY, is celebrating its 31st Annual Strawberry Festival beginning Friday night, June 17 and Saturday, June 18. The Owego Strawberry Festival is the granddaddy of all Southern Tier fesBuying & Selling Games, ROCK SHIRTS tivals and introduces the summer season DVD’s CD’s, Electronics, TIE-DIES to our region. Everyone’s invited to All Broken Jewelry come and enjoy over 150 craft and arts vendors, lively entertainment, great food, children’s games, wine tasting, 189 Main St., Owego, NY fireworks, contests, parade, fun and eve(607) 341-3962 rything and anything strawberry! PAYING TOP PRICES FOR GOLD ! The fun starts Friday night as the Strawberry Festival Block Party kicks the festival beginning at 5:30 Screen Printing off pm ...experience musical entertainment, Embroidery wine tasting, strawberry shortcakes, a Photocopies pig roast, enter the Annual Strawberry Fax Service 28 Lake Street Pie Baking Contest, Poochie Dog ConOwego, NY 13827 Rubber Stamps test, and the Miss or Mr. Strawberry (607) 687-0700 www.susqprinters.com Beauty Pageant and more! And don’t forget the strawberry fireworks over the river on Friday night at 10:00 pm! On Saturday, Fred Ford will be honored this year as the Grand Marshall in the festival parade in celebration of the 180 Front Street, 687-6643. 50th year of the Mello Dears Drum & BEST STRAWBERRY Bugle Corps. Known as "The MelloSHORTCAKE IN TOWN! Dear Tradition" the Mello-Dears began Strawberry Freeze ~ Strawberry Crepes Chocolate Dipped Strawberries in September of 1961. Over the years, the corps grew in size and scope from a

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small parade corps to a national caliber competitor made up of girls from a dozen towns in Tioga and Broome counties. Fred has been organizing the Strawberry Festival parade for many year. Also returning in this year’s parade is the Hit Men Brass Band, an award winning Drum and Bugle Corp from Rochester, NY. Other great local bands include the Penn Dixie Band, Owego Free Academy marching band, Kirby Band, and many others, as well as floats, clowns, marching groups, a miniature train, horses, antique cars, and much more. Relax and enjoy great musical entertainment from groups such as MTB, Dixie Cats, Spelunkers, 4-Eye Band, Hover, and others. There will be a wide variety of arts and crafts booths, games, rock climbing wall, lots of delicious food…and, of course, strawberry delicacies of all kinds and shapes! Also, be sure to taste some New York State wines in the wine tasting tent. Parking couldn’t be easier with shuttles to the festival from Hickories Park, exit 65 from Rt. 17 / I-86, and the Tioga County Fairgrounds, exit 64. Find out more, register for contest, and check the schedule of events and performances at www.owegostrawberryfestival.com. Don’t miss the 31st Annual Owego Strawberry Festival June 17-18 in Strawberryville - Owego, NY!

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Kids Night Out

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Margaret Karpel – Owner E-mail: mkarpel@stny.rr.com


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The Tioga County Council on the Arts (TCCA) announces “Kids Nights Out” events this July at the Courthouse Gazebo in downtown Owego. Bring a blanket or chairs. The events start at 7pm and are free. July 1 - Tom Knight, well known Puppeteer (pictured at right), will offer an evening of "Fun with Puppets". July 8 - Will Stafford, "Juggler Extraordinaire" will dazzle you with his mad juggling skills. July 15 - "Jiggle with Johnny" and enjoy all the sing-a-longs of Johnny Only. For more information, contact TCCA at 687-0785, or via email at tiogaartscouncil@stny.rr.com, or go to www.tiogaartscouncil.org. The events are made possible with funds from the Village of

Owego, the Charles H. Bassett Youth Foundation, the Owego Elks Lodge # 1039, and support from the Cooper Foundation.

Community Care Network of Nichols (CCNN) Hosts its 3rd Annual Hiking for Helping Hands

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Saturday, June 11 from 10am until 2pm, participants will walk (rain or shine) through downtown Nichols, stopping at various checkpoints, to learn a little more about the local businesses. Each hiker will need to register and pay the registration fee of $7.00 at the check-in point which is the Nichols First Presbyterian Church, located 140 South Main St. While supplies last, each registered hiker will receive a t-shirt with the various sponsors of the event listed on the back. This fundraiser has become a very

successful event in raising monies to carry on CCNN’s mission. They could not do it without the volunteers, sponsors, and hikers. Come and join in the fun and help support CCNN. There will be awards for those who have raised money and recruited sponsors as well as door prizes for participants. Lunch will be provided following the “hike”. If you would like more information, visit the CCNN web site at www.ccnnichols.org.

Hickories Smoked Music Festival The Tioga County Council on the Arts (TCCA) is pleased to announce the “Hickory Smoked Music Festival” on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Hickories Park in Owego, New York. This premier event will bring the best artists and entertainment to you. This is an all-day event with free parking. Gates open at 12:30pm with opening ceremony at 1:00pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate and children under 12 are free. Tickets may be purchased at select Price Chopper locations, select Visions Federal Credit Union branches, select Chemung Canal Trust Co. locations, John’s Fine Foods in Owego and the

Tioga County Council on the Arts at 179 Front Street, Owego or online at www.tiogaartscouncil.org This year’s line-up will offer a blend of great performers, including Michael Burks, Big Bill Morganfield (Son of Muddy Waters), Carolyn Kelly and the Roosevelt Dean Band, Meridian Voice featuring Randy McStine, Pete Panek and the Blue Cats, MTB (Making the Band) and HiWay Fruit Market. For more information visit our website at www.tiogaartscouncil.org or call TCCA offices at (607) 687-0785. Offices are open daily from 10-5 pm, at 179 Front Street, Owego.

Catholic Charities Receives Grant Catholic Charities Tioga Outreach Center was approved for a grant of $10,000 from The Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation of Owego, NY. The grant will allow them to help Tioga County families to ensure there basic needs are met. With these funds we are able to continue to assist with emergency needs for security deposits to avoid homelessness, certain utility bills to help

families facing shut-offs, and assist people with food through our emergency food pantry. Catholic Charities’ mission is to help build communities that care for all people by reducing poverty, promoting healthy individual and family life, collaborating with community agencies and faith communities, and advocating for justice and peace.

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SINCE 1989 Lisa Scanlon as Audrey, a young Audrey II, and Joe Brainard as Seymour on the set of "Little Shop of Horrors," which opens May 27 at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center in Owego. The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players will present the cult-classic rock musical comedy "Little Shop of Horrors" May 27, 28, 29, June 3, 4, 5, and June 10, 11, 12 at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine St., Owego, NY. "Little Shop of Horrors" is about a down-and-out, skid-row, floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a craving for fresh blood. Seymour desperately attempts to keep Audrey II fed to maintain his fame and improve his chances of winning the affection of his beloved co-worker Audrey. With a mix of 60's rock, doo-wop and Motown music and a 50's sci-fi and horror movie theme created by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, this play is pure entertainment. Add to that the amazing Audrey II, shown to grow with a series of four different sized puppets that become so large the final version fills the flower shop, you have a fun show for the whole family and a vision you don't want to miss. Joe Brainard plays the hapless but lovable Seymour, and Lisa Scanlon plays the ditzy, bleached blond Audrey. If you only go for the songs, you won't be disappointed. Joe and Lisa's renditions are jaw-dropping. They are backed up by a talented cast and a five-piece

band conducted by Chris Weber. Paula Bacorn, Shanika Bridges and Tina Salasny play the street urchins who comment on the action taking place during the show through song and dance, all of which is choreographed by Brian Flynn and directed by Shawn L. Yetter. "The production will stay true to the 1960’s B-grade horror film genre that the musical was derived from. A love story at its zaniest. The comic book feel of the set creates a fun scenario for the real and lovable characters to tell their story. The show allows for a fun family night of theater—unless your youngsters are frightened by man-eating plants," Yetter said with a smile. Shows start at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $20. Friday admission for students with ID cards is $10. Sunday admission for seniors 60 and over is $17. 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 Mountainview Mobile Home Park, Pumpelly House Estate, and Levene, Gouldin & Thompson. 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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Candor 4th of July Celebration The 25th annual Canduckie Derby Race will be held down back of the Candor American Legion on Saturday, June 11, 2011. Post time is 2PM. Other activities prior to the main event will include the ―duckfecta‖ race, bake wheel, hat contest & food concessions starting at Noon. Tickets are just $5 each with the first place duck winning $1000, $500 goes to 2nd place & $250 to the 3rd place duck ticket holder. Over 25 additional spots are paid out as well! All proceeds go directly for the firework display which will be held Sun-

day, July 3rd. Tickets are selling fast so it is recommended that you purchase your ticket prior to race day by calling 659-7395 or 760-7551. A pig roast/pork dinner will be available for $8.00 from 4pm till gone. There will also be a corn bag/washer tournament & free music for your entertainment. Dinner tickets are available the day of the event or presale by calling 659-7395. Please come support these events so that we may continue this annual community service.

Tioga Kitchen Kids Camp! Are you 8 to 12 years of age and interested in eating healthy, being active, container gardening and cooking in the kitchen? Register for Tioga Kitchen Kids summer camp today! Classes are held at 56 Main St, Owego, in the CCE Tioga Conference Room/Kitchen.

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