June 2012 Community Press

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YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER • www.CommunityPress.us Volume 27

JUNE 2012

Number 6

Keene Candidate for County Court Judge Gerald A. Keene, the Tioga County District Attorney, announced his candidacy for the position of Tioga County Judge. The Honorable Vincent Sgueglia will be retiring as county Court Judge at the end of this year. Keene, 56, has been District Attorney since 1999, having been elected to the position in four elections over the past twelve years. He previously held the positions of Assistant District Attorney since 1985 and Assistant Public Defender from 1981 to 1985. In making his announcement Keene said: "I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve the people of my home County for over 30 years, and I look forward with enthusiasm and honor at the opportunity to continue to serve in the capacity of County Court Judge." "Tioga County is my hometown," he continued, "I was born and raised right here in Waverly and there is a special place in my heart for our people." "Being a trial attorney in Tioga County for over 30 years has allowed me to learn not only what is expected of a judge in the courtroom, but also what is important to the people of this County. I plan to bring my experience and strong connection to the community to the position of County Court Judge. The people of Tioga County have been very good to me and I feel a responsibility to serve the County in this very critical position."

Keene is a 1973 graduate of Waverly High School and received his undergraduate degree from Alfred University in 1977. He earned his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 1980. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1981. He and his wife, Betty, live in Waverly and have two sons, Kyle and Alex. Before being elected District Attorney, Keene had his own law office in Waverly where he represented clients in general practice.

No Apalachin Field Days this year But We Still Have the CHICKEN BBQ

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 2012 IS ON! It's the 32nd year of the Strawberry Festival, the Southern Tier's granddaddy signature festival, an event filled with entertainment, food, craft artisans, activities, parade, strawberry shortcakes, wine tasting, FUN and everything else strawberries. Let the sun shine, so the strawberries ripen, and a good time will be had by all! The Festival changes each year, but manages to keep its small town country flavor with over 20,000 visitors in attendance. Mark your calendars - June 15 and 16, 2012, in downtown Owego, New York.

June in Apalachin will not be the same this year because there will be no Firemen's Field Days. But at least you can still enjoy the traditional Apalachin Firemen's Chicken Dinner BBQ. The chicken BBQ will be held on Saturday, June 9, starting at 12:00 Noon at the Field Day Grounds in Apalachin.

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The dinner includes chicken, baked beans, roll and choice of two sides: potatoes, macaroni, or cole slaw for $8.50. Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks will also be available at extra charge. Pre-sale tickets are suggested and will be available at the Apalachin Pharmacy or the Vestal Dollar Store.

JUNE 2012



Students Place Flags at Cemetery

Students from St. Patrick School’s fifth grade recently participated in their traditional Memorial Day placing of the flags at St. Patrick Cemetery. According to St. Patrick School Principal Paula Smith, there are hundreds of flags to be placed in cemeteries each year, and this is just the school’s small way of helping out while showing honor and respect for those that gave so much for our freedom.

In addition to placing the flags at gravesites, the students also prayed and read poems. Mr. Jim Raftis shared his thoughts on Memorial Day, and Gold Star Mother Mrs. Barbara Bilbrey shared with students the medals of her son, Army Spc. Charles Bilbrey Jr, who died in 2007 while serving in Iraq. The service concluded with everyone in attendance singing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” and “God Bless the U.S.A.”

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JUNE 2012


Local Civil Air Patrol Cadets Learning "The Right Stuff"


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Civil Air Patrol Cadets Jennifer Elliott (left) and Kasmier Card (right) Civil Air Patrol Cadet Master Sergeant Jennifer Elliott and Cadet Kasmier Card took to the sky on May 12 with Mission Pilots LtCol Larry Brinker and Capt Vince Monticello. Elliott, a home schooled 10th grader and Card, an Owego Apalachin 8th grader learned about aircraft ground handling, preflight and checklist procedures, flight controls and how they work, turns climbs and descents, navigation by pilotage and map reading. These orientation flights are provided to Civil Air Patrol Cadets regularly and at no cost to the cadets. The Cadet Orientation Flight Program introduces youth to general aviation through handson orientation flights in single engine

aircraft and gliders. The program’s motto describes what cadet flying is all about: “Safe, Fun, and Educational.” Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program is truly unique. Using aviation as a cornerstone, youths 12 to 20 years of age progress through a comprehensive program covering leadership, physical fitness, and aerospace education including an opportunity to solo fly an airplane through a flight encampment or academy. Persons interested in joining the Civil Air Patrol or wanting more information should contact LtCol Richard Bohman at (607) 785-1623, LtCol Jay Strickland at (607) 237-3687 or go to www.gocivilairpatrol.com

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Students Prep for Scholarship Race at Tioga Downs Tioga Downs kicked off training for its third annual Scholarship Race on Saturday morning for five local area high school students who will take part in a scholarship harness race on Sunday, June 10. Participants from Binghamton, Chenango Forks, Chenango Valley, Johnson City, and Maine-Endwell High Schools are in the process of learning some of the tricks of the trade from some of the top drivers-trainers at Tioga Downs. Corey Braden, Jason Mac Dougall, Judy Lanpher, Jamie Paquet, and Paul Bernardo have all volunteered their time to assist in helping the high school students get a better understanding of the sport of harness racing and some of the daily care that goes into the horses. The race will take place on Sunday, June 10 at Tioga Downs in between the

live races, which will also feature the $200,00(e) Bettor’s Delight Open Pace and its counterpart the $200,000 Artiscape Pace for open mare pacers. The students will ride in a double seated jog cart with a professional driver-trainer who they have learned from for the past three weeks. Scholarships for the event will be given out in the order of finish of the race, 1st place: $3,000, 2nd place: $2,000, 3rd place: $1,200, 4th place: $800. The sponsors helping support the third annual Scholarship race are the Harness Horse Breeder’s of New York State, Southern Tier Harness Horsemen’s Association, New York Sire Stakes, and Tioga Downs. For more information on Tioga Downs, visit www.tiogadowns.com.





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• Father’s Day Breakfast on Hiawatha Island June 17, Sunday, 9-11 am Climb aboard the Waterman Center pontoon boat, the Susquehanna Shuttle, for a ride to Hiawatha Island where you will be guided on the trail for approximately 1/2 mile to the breakfast site. The big, farm-style breakfast features items cooked over an open fire. The menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, fruit cup, potatoes, muffin, orange juice, milk, tea and coffee. Arrive no later than 9:45 am at the Waterman Center Boat Dock, Marshland

Robinson Hill Rd., Endwell June 23, Saturday, 6 pm There will be a choice of a long hilly hike to the waterfall with Colleen Wolpert from 6 to 8:30 pm or a shorter easier hike that has fewer hills with Victor Lamoureux from 6 to 8 pm. Before the hikes, Colleen will provide both groups with an introduction to butterflies. To register, call 625-2221. Children welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. $3/members, $4/non-members, $1 for children. Waterman membership forms will be available at the Glen.




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At the Apalachin Library Doug's Fish Fry June 16, Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm Doug's Fish Fry will do a fundraiser for the Apalachin in the lot next to the Big Dipper BBQ on Route 434 in Apalachin. The library thanks the Quality Inn for allowing use of this spot.

Summer Reading Everything begins the first week of July. Join the independent readers club to win prizes, come to preschool or elementary story hours Tuesday or Thursday mornings at 10:30 am and more. Please stop in for more information. By the way, adults, there is a summer reading program for you, too!

Book Discussion Groups

you would like to read the selection of the month and come in to talk about it, just ask for a copy at the desk.

Book Sale & Ice Cream Social July 26, 4 to 8 pm At Firemen’s Field Day Grounds The library's book sale and ice-cream social will be held at the Apalachin Firemen's Field Day grounds on July 26. Refreshments available include pizza, hot dogs, drinks, and of course, ice cream. Children’s musical entertainer Johnny Only will deliver a high-energy, fun show at 5 pm. At 6 pm, bluegrass band Grassanova returns by popular demand. A bag and box sale begins at 7:30 pm.

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Candor Emergency Squad Golf Tournament The Candor Emergency Squad is hosting their third annual Four Person Captain and Crew Golf Tournament at the Catatonk Golf Course on Saturday June 16. This will be a 8:30 am shot-gun start, $65.00 per person which includes green fees, cart, and BBQ dinner to follow. Registration forms can be obtained by contacting Todd at 972-4138 or Tab33@cornell.edu or visit www.candoremergencysquad.org. The squad is hoping to raise funds to help offset the price of purchasing a new Stryker power Stretcher. They are also seeking sponsors and additional donations for prizes that will be awarded during the Dinner Banquet that follows this tournament. The Candor

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Book Signing, Wine Tasting in Candor Main Street Spirits at 84 Main Street in Candor is hosting a book signing for local author Carol Henry's second romantic suspense novel Shanghai Connection on Friday, June 8, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The event includes select wines for tasting, and a door prize.

Main Street Spirits will also have Henry's first novel Amazon Connection, as well as her local history books available for purchase both at the event and afterwards in-store while supplies last. For more information contact Teresa Twarz at (607) 659-4650.


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Tournament Dates July is 17th Annual Owego Baseball Tournament time at Hyde Park. 10U Tournament from Saturday, July 7, through Wednesday, July 18, and 12U from Saturday, July 21, through Tuesday, July 31. Appreciation Awards OLL President Ken Winters recognized volunteers for extraordinary flood relief after five feet of water covered Hyde Park in September 2011 and caused significant damage. Karen and Bob Johnson received the prestigious "I Do It For The Kids" Dick Horton award for rebuilding the Concession Stand now managed by Karen. Dedicated service Special Appreciation awards to Umpire-in-Chief Jim Medovich for 15 year and 750-plus

games umpired behind home plate, and Debi Schmidt for years of service as Owego Tournament Director and V-P of Baseball. Special Appreciation Awards went to Brenda Smith and Jim Woloch of The Floyd Hooker Foundation for $39,224 for flood relief, JOC Construction-John Chandler for rebuild of Raftis Field and removal of Warner Building, Johnson's Pools for rebuild of Raftis Field, Livonia High School and SUNY Geneseo State College students for fence cleaning and debris removal. Boy Scout Troop 38 for Work Bee cleaning, Boy Scout Troop 37 Alex Della Pia for an Eagle Scout project involving 17 volunteers for bleacher, debris, fencing, dugout and restored signs projects.


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Local Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadets from the Broome Tioga Composite Squadron visited the prestigious West Point Military Academy on Saturday, April 28. Upon arriving they were met by West Point Cadet Captain Angela Smith, a graduate of Vestal High School. Smith is the 4th Regimental Commander, and former Civil Air Patrol Cadet Commander of the Broome Tioga Squadron. Smith took the cadets on a tour of the Military Academy which included a walk along the Hudson River to the place where the Continental Army placed a chain across the river to stop the British from sailing up river. The mounts and a piece of the large chain remain there to this day. The CAP cadets toured the academy barracks, the expansive indoor sports facility, and

residence of the First Captain, the highest ranking cadet at the Military Academy. The CAP cadets had the opportunity to see and learn about the Military Academy's virtual/laser firing weapons training facility. These laser firing training weapons fully simulate the shooting experience, including sound and recoil. "We had a great time! The Cadets were active all day, as were the Officers", said CAP LtCol William Shafer. Walking in the footsteps of Grant, Patton, MacArthur, Arnold, Eisenhower, and the like is sure to leave a lasting impression, an experience the CAP Cadets won't soon forget. For more information, contact LtCol Richard Bohman at (607)785-1623 or LtCol Jay Strickland at (607)237-3687, or visit the squadron's web site at ny292.org

JUNE 2012



Champion Speedway Opening Night

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Culinary Gadgets • Local Foods Internet Café • Specialty Baking JUNE COOKING CLASSES David Clark (left) leads Jason Bonsignore (right) and Tuff McBride (center) in heat racing action at Champion Speedway's opener on May 27, 2012. Photo by Sheera Myers Champion Speedway completed a Binghamton. Kappler is also a successsuccessful comeback from the flood ful ice racing champion and will be at damage with a great opening night on Champion all season. May 27. The next event on Champion's schedThe stands had a healthy size crowd ule is June 9 at 7:00 pm. It will be the and the racing action was hot on the Larry McBride Memorial which honors track. A nice field of riders showed up the former track worker and father of for the event and all went very smoothly local speedway greats, Tuff and Lenny with the races concluding by 9:45 pm. McBride. Tuff will be racing and has Casey Donholt of Port Crane went twice won the handicap feature n the undefeated to win the Patrick Ahlund McBride Memorial. Donholt has won Trophy in the speedway division one the scratch portion of the event a few feature. David Clark of Berkshire went times now but will face very stiff comdown on his own in the first try of the petition...at time of this release it is exfinal and should have been penalized but pected that former World Team Cup got a lucky break and was allowed back winner, World Number 9 and Grand Prix for the restart. He would take second star, Josh Larsen, of Costa Mesa, CA place after that, followed by Jeremy Parwill be in town racing on the program sons of Vestal and track promoter, Jason and multi-time East Coast Champion, Bonsignore, of Rochester, who made Adam Mittl, and former track champ, nice comeback after a 4 year layoff. Mikey Buman will be joining the card In Division Two Speedway it was along with up to 5 other pro speedway Stefan Laessig of Boyerton, PA who riders who could not make last weeks took the checkers in the 6 rider handicap opener. Gates will open at 5:30, races style final. blast off at 7. Ticket prices will be just There was an upset in the ATV pro 10 bucks for adults. More info can be main as Tom Donahue, who had won found at www.speedwaybikes.com or something like 15 in a row at Champion, www.jbrspeedway.com or by calling could only muster 3rd place while the 585 739-9612 big money went to Steve Kappler of

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Locally Owned & Operated since 1960 Angels over Afghanistan will hold their 4th annual yard sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 15,16, and 17, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at 2690 Rt 17C, Owego (1/2 mile east of Tioga Gardens). There will be four large tents with a variety of items from household, childrens, some furniture, beautiful complete sets of dishes, even some tools for men, lots of costume jewelry everything but clothing.

There will also be raffle baskets donated from local merchants. This is a wonderful way to do onestop shopping and support our troops at the same time. All proceeds are used for postage and to purchase items to send to our deployed troops. To date, the Angels have sent 10 tons of snack and hygiene items to our soldiers in harm's way.

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Owego Elks To Hold Flag Day Ceremony June 14 The Owego Elks Lodge #1039, 223 Front Street in Owego, will present its annual Flag Day Ceremony on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the auditorium of the lodge. The public is cordially invited to attend this patriotic program in honor of “Old Glory.” During the ceremony, local Boy

Scouts will be assisting in the display of historic American flags. The OwegoApalachin Middle School Select Chorus will be singing patriotic songs to help us celebrate our dedication to the American flag. A light meal will be served at the lodge following the program.

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JUNE 2012



Libous, Lourdes, Yes! Honor Local Student Leaders

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Senator Libous (left) and Lourdes President/CEO David Patak (right) present Eric Zwierlein (center), a YES! LEADer from Tioga Central High School with the 2012 Jill Kavanagh Memorial Scholarship. Senator Tom Libous and YES! Safe “Eric has dedicated his time, effort Choices for Kids were joined by local and energy to helping our younger stuparents, teachers and school administradents understand you don’t need to tors to honor more than 540 Broome, drink, do drugs or bully in order to fit in Tioga and Chenango YES! LEADers at and have fun,” said David Patak. the YES! LEADers Change Lives Eric, a 4-year YES! LEADS member, Recognition Reception. received a $250 scholarship and will be YES! LEADers are middle and high attending SUNY Fredonia this fall, maschool students who, after a day of joring in sports management. hands-on training, present to local ele“YES! LEADS has helped me make mentary school students about the dantrue friends that reinforce my choices,” gers of substance abuse, the importance said Eric. “The foundation that I’ve built of self-esteem and its role in making will help me to say ‘no’ to things that healthy choices as they grow up. could be a distraction to my goals.” “Our YES! LEADers serve our comYES! Safe Choices for Kids, a partmunity every day by volunteering countnership between Senator Libous and less hours for their peers and for youngLourdes Hospital, is now in its 23rd er students,” said Sen. Libous. “Their year. Since 1989, more than 8,500 YES! dedication to a drug-free lifestyle LEADers have helped teach more than serves as an inspiration to the lives 100,000 elementary school students they’ve touched.” about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. One Tioga County YES! LEADer Owego-Apalachin, Tioga Central, and was among the three winners of the Jill Waverly school districts participate in Kavanagh Memorial YES! LEADS the YES! LEADs program. Scholarships. Eric Zwierlein, a senior Their LEADers have served as role from Tioga Central High School, was models for hundreds of Tioga County selected based upon his contributions to elementary school children this school his school’s YES! LEADS program and year. his commitment to a substance free lifeFor more information about YES! style. and YES! LEADS, please visit www.YesSafeChoices.org.

Senator Libous and Lourdes Hospital President/CEO recognize the efforts of the YES! LEADS group at Owego Free Academy.

Flea Market/Yard Sale Seeks Vendors St. Patrick School will hold a community flea market and yard sale from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 9, in the parking lot of St. Patrick School, 309 Front St., Owego. The event is open to vendors, craftspeople, artisans, and those with yard sale items. A table for yard sale items is $10.00. A table for vendors, artisans and craftspeople is $20.00. Reserve and pay for tables by calling the school at (607) 687-1770 or by stopping at the school

during regular school hours Schwan’s Home Service, which sells frozen, ready-to-prepare meals, will be on site that day with cash and carry items. Food may be pre-ordered by visiting Schwan’s on-line at www.schwansfundraising.com and entering I.D. number 39646. The school will receive a percentage of sales. Catalogs and order forms for pre-orders are also available at the school office. The deadline to pre-order is June 7.

JUNE 2012



Ribbon Cutting at The Kitchen Store

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held May 23 at The Kitchen Store, located in Sweeney’s Plaza, 6530 Rt. 434 in Apalachin. Susan Michaels, the owner/operator of The Kitchen Store, offers kitchen gadgets, local food, goods and gifts. The store hosts an Internet Café. Susan is offering International Cooking Courses. The list of classes offered in June include Tuscan Style Cooking, French Bistro, Garlic Escape, Martha Monday, Make Your Own Pasta, Learn to Make Your Own Yogurt and Cooking with Wine. For more information on cooking classes call (607) 625-5048. Store hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday.

Patty & Sami’s Diner Opens

Patty and Sami York of Apalachin have just opened “Patty & Sami’s Diner” on the corner of Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin, former location of Angelo’s. They are open 7 days a week, from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, serving breakfast and lunch, eat in or take out.

Ribbon Cutting at Sassy Kids A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 16 celebrated the opening of Sassy Kids Couture & Consignment at 64 North Avenue, Owego. Sassy Kids Couture & Consignment is a unique blending of affordability and style. They offer both new and gently used clothing on consignment. Sizes available for infants through teens with fine lines from exclusive designers like

Biscotti/Kate Mack and Ooh! La La Couture. Sassy Kids also carries plush Piccolo Bambino baby gifts and toys, infant boy and toddler boy formal wear, a variety of tutu’s, and special occasion dresses. There is something for everyone and every budget. The store number is 607-687-1792 and you can find them on www.facebook.com/sassykidsowego.

Owego Rotary Helps Food Bank The Food Bank of the Southern Tier announced that a donation was received in the amount of $1,200 from the Owego Rotary. These funds will be used to support the BackPack Program™ in Tioga County. In addition to the monetary donation, the Owego Rotary has been active with volunteering their time by collecting food donations and packing bags of food for the BackPack Program™.

The Food Bank’s BackPack Program™ provides healthy, childfriendly, and easy to prepare foods to children at risk of hunger over weekends and holiday breaks when children do not have access to free or reduced price school meal programs. During the 2010-2011 school year, the program served 19 school districts across the Southern Tier, reaching more than 1,400 children each week.

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Community Calendar JUNE 8 - FRIDAY Ribbon Cutting - 2pm, Perestam Chiropractic, 118 Southside Drive, Owego Book Signing & Wine Tasting 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Carol Henry, author of "Shanghai Connection" Main Street Spirits, 84 Main St, Candor. Pippin - 8:00 pm, Ti-Ahwaga Community Players. Performance also on 6/9 and matinee on 6/10 JUNE 9 - SATURDAY Community Flea Market & Yard Sale - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, in the parking lot of St. Patrick School, 309 Front St., Owego. Schwan's Home Service will be on-site with cash-andcarry items. Open House at Perestam Chiropractic - 10am to 1 pm, new location at 118 Southside Drive, Owego Apalachin Firemen's Chicken Dinner BBQ - beginning at 12 Noon, at Apalachin Firemen's Field Day Grounds, sponsored by the Apalachin Fire Department. Dinner includes chicken, baked beans, roll and choice of 2 sides: potatoes, macaroni, or cole slaw for $8.50. Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks will also be available at extra charge. Square Dancing - 7:00 pm at the Goodrich Settlement Grange, 421 Glenmary Drive, Owego. Sequence of round dances, square dances, polkas and slow dances, each repeated four times. Music by Classic Country band. $5 per person. JUNE 14 - THURSDAY Flag Day Ceremony - 6:00 pm in the Owego Elks Lodge #1039 auditorium, 223 Front St, Owego. Display of historic flags, OAMS will sing. A light meal will be served at the lodge following the program.

Flag Day Ceremony - 6:00 pm, the vestal Elks will hold a ceremony at the Vestal Gazebo. JUNE 15 - FRIDAY Strawberry Festival - 5:30 to 10:30 pm, Block party downtown Owego, Food, Entertainment, Contests, Fireworks, more.

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JUNE 17 - SUNDAY Happy Father's Day Breakfast on Hiawatha Island sponsored by Waterman Center, Call 625-2221 for more information. $25 couple, $18 single. 5-12 half price, under 5 no charge. Reservations are required by June 13.

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JUNE 18 - MONDAY Americans for Restoring the Constitution Meeting - 7 pm, open meeting, at Vestal Public Library. A DVD on "Rumors of War" will be presented by Ted and Mary Shatara. Info: www.afrtcny.com JUNE 23 - SATURDAY Tioga Journeys - Rollin' on the River Boat Tour - 10am to Noon, View the river from Waterman Center's Susquehanna Shuttle pontoon boat. Meet at the Marshland Rd Riverfront Park area, Apalachin. $12 per person. Weather permitting. JUNE 27 - WEDNESDAY Concerts in the Park - 7:00 pm, Kirby Band at Hickories Park. Free. Concession stand available with hot dogs, burgers, drinks. 50-50 drawing.


Avocado Recipes By Nick Cavataio

Avocado and Tortellini Soup 1/2 large onion, minced 3 green onion sliced thin 4 cloves roasted garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 can (14-1/2 oz) diced tomatoes in juice 1 quart chicken broth 3/4 teaspoon dried basil salt & red pepper flakes to taste 1 package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini 2 ripe avocados, peeled, seeded and cubed Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional In a large skillet, sauté onion and garlic in oil 1 - 2 minutes or until onion is transparent. Place sautéed onion and garlic mixture with tomatoes in juice in a blender and blend for 30 -40 seconds. In a stockpot, combine puree mixture, chicken broth, and seasonings. Bring to a

boil. Add tortellini; return to a boil. Cook for 7 - 9 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Ladle hot soup in serving bowl, garnish with avocado and cheese. Serves 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Italian Kabobs 8 (12-in.) wooden skewers soaked in water 1 lb. (1 in. cubed) marinated skinless, boneless chicken breast – grilled and chilled 3 firm-ripe avocados, halved, seeded and peeled-cut each half into 12 chunks 16 grape or cherry tomatoes 1 (8 ounce package Extra Sharp cheddar cheese) cut in 1 in. cubes 16 – 20 Greek or Kalamata olives 1 red bell pepper cubed, 1-in. pieces 1 yellow bell pepper cubed , 1in. pieces Your favorite Italian dressing Fresh Italian herbs, chopped, optional Thread each skewer with each ingredient, place skewers on a serving tray and mist lightly with your favorite Italian dressing, sprinkle with fresh Italian herbs and serve 1 kabob on a bed of red leaf lettuce. Serves 8 Prep Time: 45 minutes

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I have discovered another wonderful, healthy recipe ingredient - the avocado. It has definitely been my loss for not giving this wonderful fruit more of a chance earlier. Now that I know it is a r healthy choice that is so versatile, it will be a regular in my diet. Here are a couple of my favorite quick and easy avocado recipes.

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Jewels of Summer at Gallery 41

In June, the latest work of nine area artists will be presented in new, creative displays at Gallery Forty-One at 41 Lake Street in Owego: Sue Urban’s sparkling “Vintage Vignettes,” recalling elegant eras of history; Diana Tillotson’s dichroic glass necklaces, their shimmering color changing with the clothing on which they are worn; Roberta Sanders’ larger works in sterling silver and enamel; Kim Paige’s delicate copper earrings and unique silver pieces in PMC (precious metal clay); Lauren McCarthy’s decorative variety of art in wire and metal, PMC and polymer clay; Kate Hoy’s bright feathered pieces for hair and hat; Mary Caro’s felted, beaded jewelry and enameled work; Judy

Bjorkman’s fabricated multimetal and chain-mail pieces; Diane Arbes’ polymer clay purses and sets of jewelry in varied gemstone beads. Among Gallery 41's special activities for Owego's Strawberry Festival will be a demonstration of the use of the potter's wheel by member potters Nancy and Mike Braches. They also will have small pots, which children may paint with their own designs. For more information visit www.galleryfortyone.com and www.facebook.com/Gallery41Owego. The Gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, with extended hours to 8:00 pm on Owego’s Third Friday ArtWalks.

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Tioga County's Vietnam War Gold Star Families will be honored when The Wall That Heals, The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum comes to Owego Free Academy July 19-22. Defense Department identifies 20 fallen heroes from Tioga County during the Vietnam War. Family data submitted for the dedication of the Route 38 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway sign is a flood victim. To prepare invitations and a program, contact information is needed by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 480. Send contact data to VFW Post 1371 Memorial Day Chairman Jim Raftis 687-4229 or email jraftis2@stny.rr.com Service data will be extracted from

www.virtualwall.org/iStates.htm on each of Tioga County's 20 fallen heroes from the Vietnam War: Owego, James Zimmer; Campville, Wayne Louis Carlson; Apalachin, Duane Elwood Carter; Gary Lee Faucett, Anthony Neal Revak, Duane Clark Romeo; Nichols, Edward A. Boardman; Tioga County, Merritt Lewis Murray and Anthony Battista Jr; Waverly, Michael John Chamberlain; Robert Edward Douglas, Herman Eugene Miller, James Edward Nulton, Greg Paterson Stiger; Newark Valley, John Richard Wurtenberg; Candor, Donald Eugene Rummel; Donald Faye Spicer; Spencer, James Charles Moore, Jr; .Willseyville, Donald Thomas Penny and Gary Lawrence Ella.

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It's a real celebration as the 32nd Annual Strawberry Festival will get underway on Friday Night, June 15, 5:30-10:30 pm and Saturday, June 16, 9-5 pm in downtown Owego. There will be over 200 vendors featuring arts and crafts, musical entertainment, kids' activities, great food, contests, fireworks and, of course, the star of the show -- STRAWBERRIES!! Since the debut of the Owego Strawberry Festival 32 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people have been drawn to downtown Owego to experience the charm of this annual festival. Everyone is urged to come early and be ready for a full day of fun and excitement!

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Competitions at Owego Strawberry Festival The Strawberry Festival is offering the following contests: • Strawberry Shake 5k Run/Walk & Strawberry Shortcake One Mile Fun Run Pre-registration for the 5k is $15, Fun Run is $5 and the first 200 registrants receive a t-shirt. The Fun Run is for 6-12 year olds, all others must register for the 5K. • Straw Dawgs Strut their Stuff Does your dog like to play dress up? Is it attractive, talented, or so ugly it’s cute? Enroll your “dawg” in this contest so you both can have some fun. Cost is $10 per category. • Miss/Mr. Strawberry Pageant Whether you are a regular, or a first timer, this pageant is for you. Angel Face Pageants is hosting the Annual Strawberry Festival Beauty Pageant/Baby Contest for children ages 0-19 yrs. The entry fee is $10. Baking Contest Enroll in the “Best Homemade Strawberry Pastry Contest” by June 13 where you will be judged on filling, if any, crust, appearance, and overall taste/flavor. There are two categories for competition distinguished by age group. Entry Fee is $10. One strawberry pastry per contestant will be accepted.


A New World Record to be Set The theme of this year’s Festival is “Celebrate!” The strawberries are in season, and we especially have much to celebrate after last year’s record flood. Owego folks and businesses are alive and well! It’s our time to celebrate and share the fun! Help us make history! We’ve made application to the Guinness Book of Records to set a new world record for the “longest Conga line.” This is in cooperation with our local radio station, WEBO and staff, who will have a float at the end of Saturday’s parade. The radio station will be playing songs such as “Celebrate!” by Kool and the Gang, and other upbeat music, and we are asking people to come out of the crowd and JOIN US in assembling a single file Conga line to follow the float throughout the parade route! Let’s Celebrate and Have Some Fun!

• Guinness World Record Conga Line Stay to the end of Saturday’s parade, starting at 10 am, and join in the fun and help set a new world record for the longest Conga line. WEBO Radio will lead the Conga line playing the song “Celebrate” and other upbeat music for everyone to follow. • Rubber Ducky Derby The Tioga County Council on the Arts is holding a fun rubber duck race. Purchase your rubber ducks now until right before the race from the Owego Swim Team at Owego Free Academy, 1 Sheldon Guile Blvd., or the Tioga County Council on the Arts, 179 Front Street, Owego. A single duck cost $5, Flock of 5 is $20, and a six quack is $25. First place winner will receive $100, Second and third place each get $50, and fourth-eleventh place wins $25 each. • Coloring Contest Children can enter the Chemung Canal Trust Coloring Contest, free of charge. Age groups are 5 and under, 6-9, and 10-12. Pick up and return coloring sheet at 203 Main St., Owego, by June 14. For more information, rules and registration for each contest above, go to www.owegostrawberryfestival.com or call 800-671-7772.

Owego Duck Derby on June 16 Tioga County Council on the Arts (TCCA) is proud to announce that a new brood of ducklings have hatched and are learning to swim for its Rubber Duck Derby on Saturday, June 16, at 4:00 pm during Owego’s Strawberry Festival. Flock to Owego's Court Street 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 single duck for $5, a flock of five for $20, or a six quack for $25. Contact TCCA at 687-0785 to adopt your ducks. You can also adopt them with the help of member of the OwegoApalachin Swim Team. Ducks will also be available for adoption at the TCCA booth at 179 Front St. during the Strawberry Festival on June 16. The Duck Derby is a fundraiser for the Owego-Apalachin Swim Team and the Tioga County Council on the Arts.

Candor Events Candor Fire District Meeting Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 pm Regular meetings are held the 2nd and last Tuesday of the month at Candor Fire Station, 74 Owego Road, Candor

Candor Town Board Meeting Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 pm Future meetings will be only once per month on the second Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the Town Hall. The Town Board will review/sign vouchers starting at 6:30. The regular business meeting will begin at 7:00. Candor Town Hall, Route 96B.

"TOPS" (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Thursday, June 14m 6:00 pm TOPS meets every Thursday evening at 6:00 pm at the St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 17 Main Street, Candor.

Constitution Chat Thursday, June 14, 7:00 pm Come talk about the Bill of Rights and any current constitutional issues that are on your mind. Light refreshments provided. Second Thursday of every month. At Candor Congregational Church, Main Street, Candor.

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Leadership Tioga is Recruiting for Fall Classes The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the Leadership Tioga Class for 2013. The kick off for this year's program begins on September 11 with an all-day session at Turkey Trot Acres in Candor. Leadership Tioga develop individuals for future leadership roles in our county. There is a $400 fee for the class (if paid by July 31, $450 after) and an attendance requirement. Leadership Tioga enlists candidates who live and work in Tioga County and are interested in developing their leadership skills and knowledge of community issues, as well as pursuing leadership roles in their community and career. The program consists of half-day sessions with several full day meetings.

Classes are held in various locations in Tioga County to offer participants an opportunity to experience the flavor of the county. Presentations are made on various subjects such as: Education, Human Services, Tourism/Arts and Culture, Agriculture, Volunteerism and “Vision for Tioga County. – Your Leadership Role.” On occasion, Leadership Tioga meets with leadership programs from surrounding counties for combined meetings to network and share ideas. The Skill Building Session helps identify and improve leadership skills. For an application packet or more information contact the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce at (607)687-2020 or send an e-mail to info@tiogachamber.com.

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The 2012 Depot Friday Night Series sponsored by the Newark Valley Historical Society will begin on Friday, June 8 and continue for fifteen consecutive Friday evenings at the train depot in Newark Valley: June 8 - “Bats, where have they gone?” Dr. John Hermanson from Cornell University and the College of Veterinary Medicine will discuss the effect the White-nosed Syndrome has had on the local bat population and the potential impact on the local scene. June 15 - Reprise 60s and the fabulous songs of the 1960’s, June 22 - Randy Miritello and “The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys”, a fourpiece “roots” band performing mostly original and traditional material some call Backwood Americana, some Hillbilly dance music.

June 29 - A New Leaf Rick Marsi will present a new (digital) look at nature in the Southern Tier. Programs are free and open to the public and refreshments are available. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and programs usually begin at 7:00 pm. Weather permitting music performances will be on the Depot lawn so bring your chairs. Bring your friends and come spend Friday evenings at the Depot. Enjoy an ice cream sundae or a root beer float while listening to exciting entertainment. For a complete Depot Friday Night schedule call the Newark Valley Historical Society Office (642-9516). This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts’ Decentralization Program, administered locally by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Flood Recovery Discussion Groups The following Flood Recovery Discussion Groups are currently happening in Tioga County: • Nichols Elementary School, Room 139, Roki Blvd, Nichols 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Wednesdays • Park Terrace United Methodist Church, 30 Glann Rd., Apalachin, 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Wednesdays • Owego United Methodist Church, 261 Main St., Room 206, Owego 6:30 pm Thursdays

The discussion groups are part of Project Renew, a program offered by the NYS Office of Mental Health in conjunction with the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier. For more information on Project Renew, you can contact the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier at (607) 595-9376 or at http:// yourmha.com/project-renew-program/

Audition Notice for Children Ages 8 to 12 The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players will hold auditions for "Patchwork," a play written by Carol Lauck, on Saturday, June 30, 2012. There are roles for children 8 to 12 years old. Children should prepare a short monologue or be prepared to tell a short story. They may be asked to read from the script. Show date is August 11, 2012, at 2:00 pm at

the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine Street in Owego. Rehearsals will be held from July 30 to August 10 (Monday through Friday) at the theatre from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. All children cast will be required to attend all rehearsals. Call the theater at 687-2130 to schedule an audition.

Tioga County Historical Society News 110 Front Street, Owego 687-2460 museum@tiogahistory.org www.tiogahistory.org

Historic School Photos Sought

Historical Society Receives Award

The authors of the book History of Tioga County Schools are putting together another book and are seeking pre1950s photos of students, teachers, and memorabilia. If you can contribute photos or information, call the Historical Society at 687-2460 or email museum@tiogahistory.org.

This April, Museumwise, the statewide organization of museums, issued special Awards of Commendation to the Tioga County Historical Society (TCHS) and three other New York State museums in recognition of “extraordinary efforts in the wake of last year’s storms”, proving “themselves great champions for their collections’ care and safety.” As Museumwise staff explained, TCHS staff and volunteers’ coordinated response to the disaster inspired funding and support from state and national agencies and leveraged community engagement in their work. Executive Director Kevin Lentz accepted the award on behalf of TCHS during a ceremony in Albany on April 22.

Community Foundation Awards Grant to Museum The Community Foundation for South Central New York recently awarded a grant of up to $14,160 to the Tioga County Historical Society. This funding will cover the expenses of repairing and maintaining the Society’s elevator damaged in the September floods.

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'Pippin' Pops on to Ti-Ahwaga Stage to re-introduce one of Stephen Schwartz's earliest works to a new generation of theater lovers who have fallen in love with his work through 'Wicked.' The cast includes Diane Arbes as Berthe, Joe Brainard as Charles, Austin Brocious as LouFrom left: Matthew Milewski as Pippin, Joe Brainard as is, Brendan GilCharles, Sarah Standinger as Catherine, Francisco lette as Theo, NanPaler-Large as Leading Player and Brendan Gillette as cy Kane as FastraTheo in the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players' production da, Matthew Milewski as Pipof Pippin, which opened in May. pin, Francisco PalThe Ti-Ahwaga Community Players er-Large as Leading Player, and Sarah production of 'Pippin' continues this Standinger as Catherine, with Samuel month with performances June 8, 9, and Ellis, Sydney Hill, Kristina Jackson, 10 at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Stacey Jo Oropello, and Reidan Pitarresi Center, 42 Delphine St., Owego. in the ensemble. 'Pippin,' with book by Roger O. Hirson Shows start at 8:00 pm on Friday and and music & lyrics by Stephen Saturday and at 2:00 pm on Sunday. Schwartz, is a hip, tongue-in-cheek, muGeneral admission is $20. Friday admissical fairy tale that appeals to the young sion for students with ID cards is $10. at heart everywhere. The energetic popSunday admission for seniors 60 and influenced score by three-time Oscarover is $17. Fine wines, beers, soft winning composer/lyricist Stephen drinks and snacks are available to enjoy Schwartz ("Godspell," "Children of at your table during the show, and there Eden" and the animated films isn't a bad seat in the house. "Pocahontas" and "The Hunchback Of The show is underwritten in part by Notre Dame") bursts with one show Carolyn E. Groupe, D. Christian stopping number after another, from Aumock, DDS, Keith A. Nichols, MD, soaring ballads to infectious dance numPLLC, and Katie's Kreations. To reserve bers. seats, call the Ti-Ahwaga Performing "While it's hard to think of 'Pippin' as Arts Center at 687-2130 and log on to a musical classic," director Shawn Yetter www.tiahwaga.com for more inforsaid, "it's success since its debut in 1972 mation about the center. has truly turned it into one. The beautiful score and story gives us an opportunity


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Fire Destroys Local Business

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