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2013 Apalachin Firemen’s Field Days 100 Year Anniversary Celebration

Students from the Owego Elementary School place flags in honor of veterans during the Memorial Day celebration at the Tioga County Veterans Memorial. Back Again!! Apalachin Firemen's Field Days will be held June 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th at Apalachin Firemen’s Field Days Grounds. Grounds open at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening. Saturday grounds open at 12 Noon. See page 11 for more details.

The first in a series of summer concerts drew thousands to Tioga Downs on Friday, May 31, to see Tony Orland in concert. The next concert will be Gretchen Wilson on June 14.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 2013 IS ON! It's the 33nd 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. Mark your calendars - June 14 and 15, in downtown Owego, New York. See pages 6 & 7 for more info.

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Keith Lewis from Richards Monument Service adds Matthew Porcari’s name to the Fallen Heroes monument at Draper Park in Owego. Captain Matthew Porcari, 34, died January 22, 2013, from injuries sustained while fighting a structure fire in Newark Valley.

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Tioga County Employee Recognition

Tioga County Employee Recognition Annual Luncheon was held at the Treadway Inn's Starfire Room on May 23. The luncheon is an annual event honoring employees who have reached 25 years or more of continuous service to the county. The luncheon specifically honored those individuals who hit the milestones years of 25, 30 and 35 years of service by May 31, 2013. Honorees for 2013: 25 Years of Service – Michael McDon-

ald, Emergency Preparedness; Bryan Rockwell, Public Works; Doreen Stoughton, County Clerk’s Office; Steven DuVarney, Sheriff’s Department; Kevin McRory, Mental Hygiene; Tina Lounsbury, Social Services; 30 Years of Service - Diane Rockwell, Sheriff’s Department; 35 Years of Service - Cindy Hanbury, Probation Department; Gary Howard, Sheriff’s Department

Stephanie Vos Graduates with Masters Stephanie Vos (OFA Class of 2006) graduated May 4 from the Florida Institute of Technology with a Masters Degree in Biological Sciences/Marine Biology. Her thesis focused on the ecology of a king crab population on the Antarctic continental slope. Stephanie will be continuing on at FIT to pursue her PhD. She will make two more trips to Antarctica expanding her studies of marine life in the Southern Ocean. Stephanie is the daughter of David and Carol Vos of Apalachin

Tuition Assistance for Illegal Aliens Offense to American Students Assemblyman Gary Finch (R,C,ISpringport) expressed his opposition to legislation that would offer illegal immigrants financial aid to attend college in New York. The cost of funding the measure is projected at over $30 million. Finch indicated that this bill would misappropriate funds at a time when American students and families desperately need them. “There are countless students born and raised in the United States, as well as hardworking immigrant families who are here legally, that currently struggle to pay for college,” said Finch. “At a time of fiscal turmoil when education funding is scarce, these Americans must be our priority. To take taxpayer resources away from American citizens to give to illegal aliens is just plain wrong.” The measure is particularly disturbing in light of recent cuts to higher education. In 2010, the legislature cut aid to SUNY and CUNY by $143 million. The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) saw a reduction of $49.7 million, while community college base aid to students was

Big Thanks To Apalachin The Apalachin Lions Club would like to thank the Apalachin Post Office and the community for the food that was donated to the annual food drive on May 10. Over three tons of food was collected. This food will be distributed in the Apalachin, Campville and Little Meadows area by the Lions.

cut by $56.7 million and monetary awards given to needy students were also reduced. Additionally, TAP funding for graduate students was completely eliminated. Tuition for out-of-state undergraduates is set to increase by 10 percent over the next five years. Student debt has grown larger than both auto loan and credit card debt in the United States, with the average New York College student carrying $26,000 in debt.

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Owego Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament is Filled to Capacity The Owego Fire Department is proud to announce 64 teams have signed up to play in its inaugural Owego Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament on June 8 at the Links at Hiawatha Landing. Any additional team signups will be placed on a waiting list should cancellations occur. Matthew’s Auto Group is a corporate sponsor offering chances to win vehicles at each of the four par three holes with a hole in one. Dixon Golf is also a corporate sponsor offering a host of prizes and giveaways to include an opportunity for the top three teams to be invited to their amateur invitational tournament; “par three challenge” offering $180 in gifts for each participant, the “driver challenge” offering a chance to win a $350 driver. Several “Big Board” items are available to include “ALL ACCESS PIT PASSES” to the NASCAR Watkins

Glen Race this Fall; two tickets to Washington Redskins home game with accommodations; Bronze and Driving Range Memberships at the Links; case of premium wines; Keurig Coffee Machine; Sporting Memorabilia from the New Giants and Jets; and several gift baskets. Presale tickets for $5 are available. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. The monies raised from the tournament will support two important causes that include scholarships for graduating Owego Free Academy seniors pursing further education in a first responder field and building/operating costs for the OFD Training Facility. The tournament is being held in honor of Owego Fallen Firefighters Matt Porcari (LODD 2013), Steve Gavin (LODD 2003), Richard Beck (LODD 1993), Winfield Knapp (1965) and Roy Wiltse (LODD 1930s).

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The Tioga County Boys & Girls Club is excited to announce the beginning of the new “Raise the Roof” Capital Campaign. This campaign will focus on the replacement of an aging roof and the renovation of a declining recreation center. The long-term goal of this campaign will be to raise $250,000 to complete all projected improvements. The Club hopes to have a new roof, as well as a new ceiling and floor, increased square footage, renovated bathrooms, new windows and new recreation equipment and furniture. Thanks to the support of Tioga Downs, Scott Smith & Son, Steve & Cheryl May and other anonymous community donors, close to half of the needed capital has already been raised, but there is still a long way until the

$250,000 goal has been reached. During 2012 the Tioga County Boys & Girls Club served approximately 2500 individuals ages 5 to 92. Program offerings, daily attendance and facility usage are being utilized to consistently meet the needs of the community. This campaign will enable TCBGC to expand programs and increase overall quality of services. The Tioga County Boys & Girls Club is eager for the opportunity to partner with the community to achieve this ambitious goal. For more information on the “Raise the Roof” Campaign, current progress, or how you can contribute, please visit www.tiogabgca.org, email Luke Henson at Lhenson@tiogabgca.org or call (607)687-0690.

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DOG BOARDING: Pleasant Valley Dog Kennel, 5367 State Route 38, Newark Valley,, MY 13711. 35 years in business, indoor/outdoor runs. Daily rates $14 one dog, $21 two dogs same run 607-642-8776 07/13 BUYING: Buying Antiques & Vintage Collectables, paying highest prices and I come to you! Call Dave 607-240-9546 06/13 VESTAL YARD SALE: 2213 Owego Rd. Saturday June 8, 9am to 5pm. Furniture, kitchen items, pictures, misc. 06/13 THINK SPRING CLEAN OUT: We can help with hauling ~ clean outs ~ local moving ~ house cleaning ~ lawn care! Free Estimate –Call 607-699-0212 7/13 DENT REMOVAL: door dings, hail damage, dents removed without harm to car finish! Olympic Detailing 607-625-2332 FOR RENT: 1 Bedroom Apartment on the 2nd floor. Right in the heart of Historic Downtown Owego, NY Close to Laundry mat, shopping, sight seeing, walking, parks, restaurants and so much more approx. 850 sq ft No Smoking or Pets!!! Rental agreement for 1 yr Application with references and credit check Call And leave message 607-427-1736 WANTED: Your classified ad for our July 2013 issue. Please send in form below by June 25.

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Zion Lutheran School Awarded Local Grant The Kindergarten/First Grade classroom at Zion Lutheran School was pleased to receive a grant from the Owego Apalachin Foundation for Excellence. Teacher Heather Roseboom wrote a grant requesting funds to update furniture and books in the listening center. The current center contains books on cassette and is located on a small bench. The grant is providing a new table, CD player and over 25 new books on CD with storage. The Owego Apalachin Foundation for Excellence in Education is 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 in the schools. The award grants of up to $500 and have put over $130,000 back into the community since it was formed in 1997. For

more information on the O-A Foundation for Excellence, visit their website, www.oafoundation.farfalladesign.com Zion Lutheran School enrolls children from preschool- grade 6 in a Christcentered environment with high academic standards in a loving, family-like atmosphere, and a great student/teacher ratio. Zion Lutheran School has an open enrollment policy for children of all denominations, races, color and ethnic origins. Limited scholarship funds are available for families in financial need. Located 2 miles west of downtown Owego on 17C behind the Deep Well Motel. Zion serves the children of 6 local school districts including OwegoApalachin, Candor, Newark Valley, Union Endicott, Tioga Center, and parts of Vestal. Busing is available for students from these districts. For more information about Zion, call 687-6376 or visit www.zionowego.org. You can also find Zion on Facebook.

Summer Program for Children at Park Terrace Nursery School Park Terrace Nursery School, 30 Glann Road, Apalachin, is offering a summer program for children ages 3-5. All classes are 9:00 to 11:30. Sign up for one week or both weeks, $50.00 per week. Registration and payment are due by July 1. Children must be potty trained. Week #1 July 8-12 Safety Week Week #2 July 15 - 19 Down on the Farm

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Peterson Receives SUNY Cobleskill’s 2013 Nevins Award

The SUNY Cobleskill Department of Sport & Exercise announced that senior Marten Peterson, of Owego and Newark Valley High School, is the department’s 2013 Stanley Nevin's Outstanding Male Athlete Award winner for his accomplishments during the 2012-13 academic year. Peterson was a four-year member of the Fighting Tiger men’s cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field teams and received the honor at the college’s 2012 Athletic Awards Convocation. “Marten is that truly unique combination of a student-athlete that excels in both areas,” said Fighting Tiger Head Track & Field Coach Brad Fichthorn. “At the beginning of this season we asked Marten to take the next step in his commitment level in terms of his running and he has responded with a breakout season while continuing his excellence in the classroom.” Peterson was a four-year member of the Fighting Tiger indoor & outdoor track & field program serving as a team captain the past two seasons. He has earned All-New York State Indoor Track & Field Team honors indoors in the 800meter run, with the program record at 1:56.06, as well as outdoors in the 800-

meter run and as a member of Cobleskill’s All-NYSCTC 4 X 400-meter relay while earning All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Indoor Team honors in the 1000meter run. Peterson has qualified for the 2013 ECAC Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 800-meter run to be held at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. on Thursday May 16 and Friday May 17 and for these accomplishments he was named the Fighting Tigers Men’s Track & Field Team’s Most Valuable Performer for the 201213 season. In cross country Peterson was a fouryear member of the Cobleskill men’s team serving the past two season as the captain of the Fighting Tigers men’s 2011 and 2012 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championship teams. He earned All-NEAC Team honors in 2009 and 2010 in cross country. In the classroom the Bio-Technology major has earned a 3.69 grade point average during his time at the college and has had the unique distinction of being honored as SUNY Cobleskill’s 2012-13 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence and as the SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award recipient for the SUNY Independent Schools in Track & Field. He was also honored with the program’s 2013 Iorio Award as the department’s top male scholarathlete. Peterson becomes the first SUNY Cobleskill student-athlete in over two decades to be honored with both the Nevins and Iorio Awards in the same year. Named in honor of former Fighting Tiger Head Lacrosse/Wrestling/Cross Country Coach Stanley Nevins, the award is presented annually to the Cobleskill male athlete whose career has been deemed by the college’s athletic staff to be the most outstanding of all male student-athletes in the program.

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Bookshelves for Literacy At the beginning of the school year, Clayton Avenue Elementary Principal Bradley Bruce and the Building Planning Team had a dream that each and every student in his school would have a book shelf of their very own to hold a library of favorite books. On Tuesday, June 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m., that dream will begin to come true. Home Depot volunteers will assist Clayton Avenue students in building their own bookshelves on the lawn behind the school. Principal Bruce applied for a

grant through The Home Depot Foundation and in April received word that the school was awarded $2,000 toward wood and other supplies to construct “Bookshelves for Literacy.” After the shelves are built, each student will also take home a book to start their home library, courtesy of Kohls and the Penguin Group (USA), Inc. This project was one of Principal Bruce’s literacy goals for this year, which was inspired by the school’s “Do Right” character education program.

Apalachin Library News June is National Candy month! Sue Michaels, owner of the Kitchen Store at Sweeney’s Plaza, will give a presentation. Of course you will be tasting candy too! Jill Mc Fadden will continue to teach knitting through the summer, classes are Tuesday June 11 & 25 at 1pm, beginners are welcome. Book discussions are: Mystery Readers: Tuesday, June 11th at 1 pm, Books

du jour: Monday, June 24th at 7 pm., Tea and Tales: Tuesday, June 25th at 12pm and New readers welcome- ask for a book at the desk. Stop by our booth at the Firemen’s Field Days June 5-8. We will hold a Doug’s Fish Fry on June 20 from 11am to 6pm at the Expressmart on route 434. They are also holding a book barn bag sale, purchase a bag of books for $2, they will provide the bag.

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Morgan to Seek Re-Election

Town of Owego Councilman Dean A. Morgan has announced his re-election for the Owego Town Board. He has served the public in the Town and Coun-

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ty over the past 38 years. Morgan stated, “I will continue to work with the public and encourage business growth in the town. I will also continue to be proactive and work with federal, state and local officials aw well as the residents of the Town of Owego to help our area recover from the devastating effects of the 2011 flood.” Morgan currently serves on the Town of Owego Planning, Parks, Sewer and Water Committees. Morgan was also appointed as the Town of Owego Deputy Supervisor. Morgan has served as President of the Owego Kiwanis and as Lieutenant Governor of the New York State District. He is a member of the Honor Guard of VFW Post 1371 and volunteers with several other community efforts. He lives in Owego with his wife of 41 years, Mary Jane.

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(L-R) Rodney, Trekkie Monster, Joe Brainard, Randy Kerr, Kate Monster, Nicky, Alondra Hughes, and Chris Pellicano from the cast of the Ti -Ahwaga Community Players' production of "Avenue Q," which opened May 31 at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center in Owego The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players will present "Avenue Q," with book by Jeff Whitty and music & lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, on May 31, June 1, 2, June 7, 8, 9, and June 13 (Thurs.), 15, 16, at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine St., Owego. "Avenue Q" is a zany musical comedy that uses puppets alongside human actors to tell the story of a recent college grad, named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment on Avenue Q. In this adult-themed spoof on Sesame Street, Princeton soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Princeton and his friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life all to a series of lively songs accompanied by a live orchestra conducted by Nick Pauldine. The play is directed by Brian Flynn and the cast includes Alondra Hughes as Kate Monster, Chris Pellicano as Nicky, Ginnie Rinehart as Christmas Eve, Joe Brainard as Princeton / Rodney, Stan

Spencer as Brian, Kathy Harris as Mrs. T / Yellow Bear, Rachel Hardy as Gary Coleman, and Randy Kerr as Trekkie Monster / Blue Bear. Shows start at 8:00 pm on Thursday (June 13 only), Friday and Saturday and at 2:00 pm on Sunday. There is no show on Friday, June 14, to avoid a conflict with the Friday Night Block Party at Owego's Strawberry Festival. 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 Pumpelly House Estate; Keith A. Nichols MD, PLLC; Mountain View Mobile Home Park; Carolyn E. Groupe; and Chemung Canal Trust Company. 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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Rachel Howard Receives Thesis Award

Hiawatha Homecoming

Hiawatha Soccer Association invites everyone to attend the ‘Hiawatha Homecoming’ event planned for Sunday, June 9 at Hickories Park in Owego from 11 till 3. The Hiawatha U8 team will host their festival where teams from around the area come to play each other. The Hiawatha U6 team will be participating in that festival as well. At 2:00 pm, the U12 and U10 teams will play area

teams. HSA will have concessions available and are also having an soccer equipment exchange where you can bring your old soccer gear and exchange for larger sizes, different styles, etc., or simply donate your old gear to the ‘exchange table’ for others to use. Pictured above is the Hiawatha U12 Lions this past Memorial Day weekend at the Whitewater Cup Classic Soccer Tournament in Mountaintop, PA, having some fun between games. The Lions came in third in their division.

Summer Book Sale at Coburn Free Library The Friends of the Coburn Free Library are sponsoring a Summer Book Sale. The sale will take place on Thursday, June 27, 6:30 to 8:30 pm; Friday, June 28, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; and Saturday, June 29, 1:00 to 5:00 pm. A Bag Sale

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will take place from 3:30 pm to the close of the sale on Saturday. The sale will be held at the Coburn Free Library located at 275 Main Street in Owego. It is a great way to stock up on your summer reading materials at a great price.

Rachel Elizabeth Howard (aka Rachel Nova), 2006 Tioga High School Class President and graduate, was honored with an award for her Master’s Thesis titled, Just Like Us: A Mural Painting Project with Children Living at an Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter. Rachel’s year and a half research project culminated in a 200 page thesis that was published by Notre Dame de Nemur University and adds to research in the Art Therapy genre. Her eight-month study explores how mural painting could be of therapeutic value to children living in a domestic violence shelter in urban Northern California. The Mural Project’s objective was to increase children’s sense of community, home, and belonging and decrease feelings of isolation. Rachel received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Marywood University in 2010, with minors in Art Therapy and Psychology. During her undergraduate

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studies she also studied at SUNY-New Paltz and in Florence, Italy, at Studio Art Centers International (SACI). She recently graduated from Notre Dame de Nemur University in California with a Master’s degree in Art Therapy and Marriage & Family Therapy, completing the typical five year program in half the time with a 4.0 GPA. Rachel traveled to Nicaragua this past January with a volunteer team for a multicultural experience working with local therapists to implement art therapy interventions with children and families. Rachel has recently accepted a position at Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) in Mountainview, CA. CHAC offers counseling, therapy, support groups, classes, and psychoeducational programs to local children, adults, and families. In addition, she provides art therapy in group settings for DrawBridge whose mission is to provide art programs for homeless and other vulnerable children in an environment that fosters their sense of joy, creativity, and exuberance.

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Food Bank Receives Award

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier received a 2013 Excellence in Food Banking Award for Community Mobilization at the annual Feeding America Network Executive Directors' Forum recently held in Nashville. The award is presented to the year’s most outstanding community mobilization program from among the 202 food

banks across the nation in the Feeding America network. Judges awarded the distinction to the Food Bank for its annual "Fill the Bus" campaign, sponsored by Wegmans. Pictured above Bob Aiken, Feeding America President and CEO, with Natasha Thompson, Food Bank President and CEO

Apalachin Lions Jack Smith Golf Open The 38th Annual Jack Smith Golf Open will be held Saturday, July 13, at the Tioga Country Club in Nichols, NY. WHAT’S INCLUDED: Greens fees and cart, coffee & donuts, hot dogs and hamburgers during the tournament, and a Lunch after golf of Steak & Sausage sandwiches. HOW MUCH: $280 per

team. Proceeds will help support the many health, educational and community projects that the Apalachin Lions Club engages in each year. Details concerning the Jack Smith Open may be obtained by calling Lion Steve Brill at 607-725-9844.


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The 2013 Speedway season opened up on May 26 to a new crashwall design and re-shaping of the Champion Speedway racetrack, which helped create a few very exciting races. A full field of speedway and ATV riders hit the track and produced some hot racing although under cold outside temperatures! It was a very clear and sunny afternoon but the temperatures plummeted after the sun went down! Fortunately the very healthy sized crowd braved it and it seemed a very enjoyable night out was had by all. The staff at Champion had worked tirelessly over the past few weeks putting up a new and improved crashwall and making several other notable upgrades including a much clearer sound system. The new wall was moved in 15 feet on the 3rd and 4th bends and rounded which kept more loose cushion on the racing lines and several riders used it spectacularly to their advantage on an evening dedicated to the memory of former Swedish and Canadian rider, Patrick Ahlund, who raced at Champion as well and was lost in a car accident nearly 10 years ago. Round one of Division One competition began with Jesse Diem getting the holeshot over Casey Donholt and holding him off despite Donholt's best efforts to take 3 points. Brian Hollenbeck held on for third place over Andy Crawford. Reigning East Coast Champion, Adam "The Missile" Mittl, appeared in the next heat and impressively held the throttle wide open and rode the boards for four laps to the win. The next closest rider was "Jammin" Jeff Garlinghouse and he took second followed by Advocare sponsored rider, Dave Meldrum, and Ron Walker. Former 4-time East Coast Champion, Gene Bonsignore, who turns 65 in two weeks, led the next event from start to finish with Jerry Harman taking second and Stefan Laessig third and Corey Brookes fourth. One of the alltime greats, Tuff McBride, rolled back the years and looked in vintage form to win the last heat of the opening round with Russ Cornell grabbing a second and Dave Clark and Shawn Engel bowing

out with bikes problems and a crash. In the second round the first two heats were taken by Hollenbeck and Mittl and heat 3 looked to be going to McBride before Donholt made a very nice outside pass on him and won. Harman led them home in the final heat to close out. Mittl was again dominating in the third series while Bonsignore took his second win and Meldrum finally got a win under his belt after two earlier bike failures. The story of the third set of heats though occurred in McBride's race when he hooked up violently while dicing with Diem and went into the wall very hard which put him over the bars and airborne! Diem got the eventual win but McBride would come back later in the program incredibly! The last heats were the most entertaining...Meldrum won again but from the penalty line on a last corner pass, Harman took a checkered as did Donholt and McBride and Mittl had one of the best races in years using the whole track and passing each other several times with McBride getting the nod! Mittl, Donholt and Diem would transfer directly to the Main on points but a 4 rider runoff had to be held for two Main event positions amongst Bonsignore, Harman, Hollenbeck and McBride, all on 8 points. Hollenbeck and McBride took the positions. The A final had Mittl choosing gate one, Donholt taking two, Diem three, Hollenbeck four and McBride had the wall. Mittl made no mistake and made the start. He was under some pressure by Donholt at a couple points but held his composure on his Arai, Oakley, Oury, Justice Brothers, Scotts Headers GM and pulled away for a very convincing win, his fourth Spring Championship. Sixteen-year-old prospect, Brandon Bruzek, won Division Three in his first race ever and Veteran, Ray Barondick won Division Two! Chris Merwin was the Pro ATV feature winner. Next event at Champion Speedway is June 8.


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Mark Clark Seeks Re-Election

Mark Clark of Owego officially announces his intentions to run for reelection for Town of Owego Highway Superintendent. Clark, who retired from the NYSDOT, has been highway superintendent the last 4 years. Clark has overseen the repair and

continued repair of over four million dollars in repairs from floods, tropical storms and wind damage. He has upgraded machine inventory within the budgetary constraints of recent economic times. Clark was instrumental in working with other officials to clean up flood debris from the 2011 flood. Recently a five year road plan was developed to combine regular maintenance with potential public works projects. Clark stated, “During these difficult economic times, I have reduced the workforce from when I started, dealt with unforeseen circumstances and keep our budget as low as possible for the taxpayers. Over the next four years I will continue to resolve the issues from the weather events, continue to work on effective budgets, and work on upcoming issues facing municipal governments such as working on the MS4 regulations with NYSDEC. I appreciate your past support and ask for your vote this fall.”

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Craig Jochum Announces Candidacy

Town of Owego resident Craig Jochum, officially announces his candidacy for Town of Owego Councilman. Jochum has lived in the Town of Owego for fifty years. He and his wife Kimberlee both graduated from Owego Free Academy. They have three sons, CJ, Dustin and Matt who have attended OFA as well. The family has been active in the local community participating in soccer, Little League, and Boy Scouts of America. Both Kim and Craig have sponsored teams, coached and have been Boy Scout leaders.

Jochum received his degree in Forestry and Conservation from SUNY Morrisville. He has owned his own business for thirty years providing forest management assistance to private individuals, industry and New York State. Jochum is presently on the Board of Directors of the Empire State Forest Products Association and President of NY Logger Training. These groups coordinate efforts between many stakeholders including NYSDEC, NY Ag and Markets, the Governor’s Office and private industry regarding economic opportunity, sustainability, education and training. Jochum stated, “Working lands provide jobs, tax income and economic opportunity. Understanding the balance between the environment and our economy is essential in today’s climate.” He also stated that working on the challenges facing the Town’s infrastructure is a priority as well as working with the NYSDEC to help mitigate the problems with streams and bridges being negatively affected by gravel and debris. Jochum ended by stating, “I look forward to meeting with as many of you as possible during the campaign season and hope to earn your vote this fall.”

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Tioga County GOP Annual Dinner The Tioga County Republican Committee will held their 2013 Annual Dinner on Friday, May 31 at the Owego Treadway Inn, 1100 Route 17C, Owego. A reception was held from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and the dinner and program will commence at 7:00 PM. This year’s special guest speaker was Congressman Tom Reed (R-C-I, Corning.) Reed represents New York’s 23rd Congressional District which includes

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most of the western Southern Tier. Reed is a member of the influential House Ways and Means Committee as well as the Subcommittee on Oversight, which is playing a key role in Congress’ investigation in the recent IRS political targeting scandal. For more information about Tom Reed please visit his website at: http://reed.house.gov/about-me

Culinary Gadgets • Gluten-Free Mixes Local Foods • Internet Café • Specialty Baking Friday June 7 Lebanese 6-9pm Lebanese Spinach Pie is very different from the Greek filo style. It is a yeast dough pocket filled with spinach, lemon, onions, pine nuts and baked in a tricorn hat shape. My Aunt Alice made the best ones, and I use her recipe! Shish Kabab (marinated beef and vegetables), grilled, served over Rice Pilaf and Chick Pea Salad. Cashew Crescents for dessert. $39.00 pp + tax. Saturday June 8 Making Pizza 3-6pm We are trying something new! This is a class designed for parents and kids to play with pizza together. We will learn how to make the dough, top it with goodies, bake and eat. Pricing is $32.00 + tax for 2. It can be Mom and child or Dad and child, or 2 friends for one price. Monday June 10 French Sauce Basics with Dinner 6-9pm You have asked for classes on sauces, so here it is. Pam is cooking up a storm. Featuring a strip steak, we will sauce it with the following: Bordelaise Sauce, Bernaise Sauce and Poivre (Black Pepper) Sauce. Along with Duchess Potatoes and Crème Brulee, it is a feast of French recipes. $39.00+ tax pp. Monday June 17 Cooking with Beer 6-9pm Instead of that beer with your dinner, how about beer IN your dinner? Beer and Cheddar Soup, Chicken and Dumplings with Beer, Salad with Orange & Ale Vinaigrette, Chocolate Stout Cake for dessert. $39.00 pp+tax. Friday June 21 Making Pasta 6-9pm Making Ricotta and Pesto stuffed Ravioli, Cilantro Lime Chicken over Fettucine, and Homemade Noodles. $29.00 pp+tax. Saturday June 22 Push-Up Pops 6-8pm Bring the kids and learn to build your own Push-Up Pops for dessert. S'More Pops, Apple Pie Pops, and Oreo Pops. The children are free, adults are $29.00 pp+tax. Children must be supervised. Saturday June 29 Grilling with Sonia 6-9pm All these recipes will be made inside, but can translate to cooking outside on the grill easily. Kicked up Bloody Mary Shrimp Skewers, Tequila Lime Chicken, Mexican style Corn on the Cob, Grilled Veggie Salad. Ice Cream Bombe for finishing the meal. $39.00pp+tax.

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Cooking on the Lite Side by Chef Nick Cavataio

Fish or Not to Fish Recently I was thinking of taking up fishing as a new hobby. Then thought, I could come up with some good fish/ seafood recipes regardless if I went fishing or not. If you do fish then you’re sure of the freshness and quality of what you are going to cook and serve. On the other hand if you are buying the fish, you should know there are a few things you could look for to insure you’re getting fish or seafood that is fairly fresh. If it is a whole fish, you need to look for, bright, clear eyes, not dulled. Shiny metallic and clean skin not dulled/ discolored or patches. And fresh fish will smell like clean water, the quality of nasty smelling fish does not get any better with cooking. The gills on a fresh fish are bright red; if they look like a faded brick then you’re not getting a good deal. Most of the same goes for buying fish fillets. Smelling being the first test, there should not be any irritating odor. The flesh should look vibrant not faded and if there is skin, it should be shiny and metallic. And if there is liquid on the flesh it needs to be clear, if it is milky then move on. If you are picking a live fish, crab or lobster from a water tank then look for the “happy, swimming, scampering” live

fish that has life. Same thing with shellfish, they need to be alive. The best test for shellfish is not to eat them if they don’t open when cooked. Dead shellfish will not open when cooked and should be discarded. Scallops are best if bought frozen, vacuum-sealed, Shrimp whole and frozen and Squid or Octopus – frozen. So, let’s assume you already have caught the fish/seafood of the day or you just went to the grocery store and bought it and it is ready to cook. Here is a yummy recipe to try. Italian Baked Haddock Ingredients: 6 – 3oz. fillets haddock 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter 2 tablespoon lemon juice salt, pepper, oregano and garlic powder to taste Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place all the fish in a baking dish and brush with butter. Spoon on the lemon juice and add seasonings. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes apart with fork. Chef Nick Cavataio www.conqueringhealthierrecipes.com

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Andy Agrees With Andy It is immaterial whether Governor Andrew Cuomo or former Tioga County Legislator Andrew Quinlan was first to announce term limitations is necessary to put new faces in place better to serve the public. The fact is Tioga County is ill served when year after year "the gang" those with pants glued to their legislative seats continue in office, freezing out one party entirely and bringing rot to the other party. Even an Independent become part of the incrowd, forever returning until by personal choice one retires to collect his or her pension. When Andy Quinlan attempted to change the law, although unsuccessful, he underscored how failed and overly controlled form within is the perpetually in office Tioga County Legislature. Of no comfort, poor government at county level is not unique, but is more often the rule. It has caused Governor Cuomo to rethink the formula by which the public is granted the power of referendum and can reduce governmental costs by consolidation. The flaw there was the Gov-

ernor as did Quinlan, ran into a wall, both to realize they had the cart before the horse by not specifically having the language "term limitation" woven into these public powers. Quinlan was shot down in flames, yet he heightened public awareness that champions should step forward and contest the seat held by any incumbent due for re-election in 2014. As did our Andy, our State's Chief Executive has rough sledding ahead in getting his proposal accepted by the State Legislature, a political animal of its own stripe. Following the path previously created, by petition of 20 percent of the registered voters, the "public could introduce a referendum which if passed would change the voting process, in this instance Tioga County. States our Andy, "I wasn't wrong; I was just head of myself. Our legislators aren't bad people. They get up and brush their teeth in the morning. If that's all the public wants of them, then why have elections?" A concerned Waverly resident

What’s New at the Tioga County Historical Society? The Tioga County Historical Society (TCHS) is excited to offer new and expanded exhibits, a newly painted lower level, and a host of programming this summer. The new exhibit “From Blankets to Bridges: Tioga County Manufacturing in the 20th Century” which was developed by a Binghamton University intern, recently opened as did the expanded Native American, Sullivan-Clinton Campaign, and Civil War exhibits. New in this month is “Are We There Yet?: A History of Travel and Transportation in Tioga County”. Visit often as TCHS continues rotating displays and installing new exhibits. The TCHS museum will host the 137th NY on June 15th to coincide with

Owego’s Strawberry Festival and the new Civil War exhibit. The 137th reenactors will encamp on the museum grounds and display authentic uniforms, firearms, and much more. You are invited to visit and interact with the reenactors and share in this informative piece of living history. Admission to the TCHS museum is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. The Tioga County Historical Society Museum is at 110 Front Street in Owego. It is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information, call 687-2460, email museum@tiogahistory.org, or visit tiogahistory.org


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Praise Night Concert

Drummer students preparing for Praise Concert to be held on 6/8/13 (L to R) Isaac Kasperek , Megan Henry, Austin Farrell, Seth Nichols, Drew Vehmeier, Mark Morkyan, Ethan Howe, Danielle Peake, Zach Watson, Evan Hubbard, Ki Alve Everyone is invited to attend a Free levels from age eight to over 50 years of Praise Concert on Saturday, June 8, from age. Guitars, drums and percussion in7:00 to 9:00 pm. "Thunder and Lightstruments, keyboards, bass, trumpet, nings around His Throne" is the theme cello, and a vibraphone will be some of for this year's 14th annual Praise Night the sounds to be heard. There will also Concert, which will be held at Lakeview be a special surprise drum line with Chapel located at 185 Day Hollow Rd. some special effects. in Owego. Forty-two students, directed This free concert is open to the public by Ms.Wendee Buchman Peake, will be for all to enjoy. There will be refreshsharing their love of music by singing ments after the concert in the fellowship and playing various instruments. hall and a time to meet and mingle with The concert will feature seven Praise new and old friends. Bands with students which range in age

Herb Cultural Practices and Choices Workshop Join Master Gardeners for an overview of different herbs and basic planting and care techniques. Design your own herb garden to your taste; each participant will receive an herb plant to take home. The cost is $15 per person, and you can register and pay online by visiting http://reg.cce.cornell.edu/

herbworkshopseries_203 or by calling Carol at (607) 584-9966. This is the first in a series about growing and harvesting herbs. You can find more information at: www.ccebroomecounty.com/events. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 11, starting at 6:00 pm.

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Warren Township Field Days Join the Warren Township Fire Department in celebrating their 44th annual “Warren Township Firemen’s Field Days on June 14 and 15 in Warren Center Pa. They will have games of chance and skill, carnival style food, fresh BarB-Q chicken, a Chinese auction and

plenty more. Join them on the midway starting at 6pm Friday night and stay until the fireworks display is over, or try coming by Saturday starting at 3pm and watch the parade at 7pm. For more information contact Dakota at 570-3953253.

Ladies June Luncheon The Owego Christian Women’s Club will hold an “Extraordinary Treats” Ladies Luncheon on Wednesday June 19 form 11:30am to 1:30 pm at the Owego Treadway Inn, Route 17c Owego. The special feature will be “Yummy Treats” with Heather Dobbs form the ‘Sweet

Frog’ sharing frozen yogurt with us. Music will be “Sweet Sounds” shared by Dorothy Stewart. The speaker will be Sue Johnson “Words From The Heart”. For more information or to make a reservation call Carol at 607-785-3101 or email: cgg350@aol.com

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Boy Scout Bottle Drive The Vestal Boy Scout Troop 2212’s 2014 Philmont Crew will be holding a bottle drive on June 22, from noon to 4pm, at 100 Rano Blve., Vestal in the Wies parking lot. Philmont Scout Ranch

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