July 2011 Community Press

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The Owego Free Academy Class of 2011 throws their graduation caps into the air during commencement ceremonies held at the school’s football stadium on Saturday, June 23. For a list of graduates and their senior photos, see pages 8 and 9.

STS-135: The Final Mission Dedicated to the courageous men and women who have devoted their lives to the Space Shuttle Program and the pursuit of space exploration.

OFA class of 1984 graduate Doug Hurley, formerly of Apalachin, will be piloting the last flight of the Space Shuttle scheduled to launch on July 8 at 11:26 am. Pictured: Doug during his visit to OFA after his last Shuttle flight.

Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits, these four astronauts take a break from training to pose for the STS-135 crew portrait. Pictured are NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson (center right), commander; Doug Hurley (center left), pilot; Rex Walheim and Sandy Magnus, both mission specialists. Photo credit: National Aeronautics and Space Administration


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“Owego Hose Team places in Onondaga County races.” Team has 1st, 2nd, and two 4th place finishes to bring home $225 purse.

Bi-Weekly Door Prize $25 GAS COUPON


The Owego Hose Team placed 1st, 2nd, and 4th in two races at the Onondaga County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention Races held in Minoa, N.Y. on June 4th. The team also was awarded “Farthest Distant Traveled” and “Oldest Apparatus” in the convention parade for a total purse of $225. Eleven teams from the Syracuse area and Owego competed in 8 races that included the equipment race; one man ladder; three man ladder; 5 man ladder; wye race; hose cart race; efficiency race; and bucket brigade. Owego placed 1st the five man ladder, 2nd in the wye, and 4th in the one man ladder and hose cart races. During the hose cart race Owego featured its 1908 Writ and Knox Hose Cart owned

by the Gavin Family. The races are timed events where firefighters test their skills. Team members must connect nozzles to hoses, hoses to hoses, and hoses to the fire hydrant, and knock down targets in the quickest time in the competitions. Hose races improve basic firefighting skills. Team members wore purple shirts reminiscent of the “Goofy Grape,” the hose team vehicle of the 1960s and 1970s. Members included Assistant Chief Jimmy Morris (Company #3), Hank Thomas (Company #3), Andy McDowell (Company #5), Tim Gavin (Mutual Aid Member), and Pat Gavin (Company #3). Coaches David Franz (Company #3) and Moe McDowell (Company #5) assisted the team.

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As a part of Owego’s 3rd Friday ArtWalk, the Tioga County Historical Society museum at 110 Front Street will host a jewelry and drawing demonstration on Friday, July 15th, from 68pm. The mother-daughter design team, Andrea Melione and Alyson Melione, of Plumstead Place, will share their work and demonstrate jewelrymaking with copper and brass wire and charcoal drawing. These art forms have a long, rich history that has endured through centuries. Wire jewelry art is believed to have originated over five hundred years ago and consists of

cutting, bending, twisting, and wrapping wire to create unique wearable art pieces. The art of charcoal drawing is even older, as much of the art found in caves was created with charcoal, which is simply burnt wood. We hope you will take time to stop in and enjoy historical art forms and current museum exhibits. Admission is free, though donations are greatly appreciated. Call 607-687-2460, email museum@tiogahistory.org, or visit our web page, www.tiogahistory.org, for more information.

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Keep A Cool Head “Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping.” Don’t be caught napping!! We are in a spiritual war, caught in the crossfire between heaven and hell. Apalachin Alliance Church will be hosting a message series entitled “Caught in the Crossfire” during the months of July and August. These messages will take place at 11 a.m. every Sunday morning. For directions or more information, please visit on line at www.apalachincma.org.


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TRAINING This month our members reviewed brush fire operations along with the safety issues involved in using a chain saw. Another evening was spent with water rescue operations, going over the hazards involved and operating safely on the water. Squad training consisted of a review of the six month BLS “cme” requirements that the State mandates. WEATHER We have had our share of strange weather catastrophes during the past two months. The winds and rain brought trees and lines down making some roads impassable in the community during our last storm in May. When you drove through the areas the damage was devastating. We have been fortunate

not to have any fatalities and the community has been coping with all the cleanup efforts. Thank you for your cooperation in staying off the roads and staying away from downed power lines. THE SEARCH Campville was one of the departments who helped with the Search and Rescue in Newark Valley. The search ended good with the woman being found safe in the early morning hours and the dog returned home the following day. EAGLE SCOUT Congratulations to Campville apprentice, Jacob Sells, on his Eagle Scout Award. We wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July.

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Nearly 90 Years of Being … “Like Family”


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There is fun for the whole family at Triple Cities Street Rods’ “Cars in the Park”. Although the location had to be changed from Hickories Park, Owego to Field Day Dr. Apalachin NY , there will still be cars, trucks, and cycles of all years and makes to see on July 9 & 10. They’re planning some new activities, including: a tractor demonstration, slow drags, and Saturday Top 10 awards. As always there are food and craft vendors for a variety of tastes. Kids activities include a bounce house, wooden

cars to paint/race, coloring contest, water balloon toss and cake walk. Saturday evening bring a lawn chair, relax, and enjoy the “Dirig Brothers Band” 6 to 10 pm. Sunday the Zoomobile comes and the Chinese auction is open to everyone. All proceeds and donations go to local charities. Come join the fun on July 9-10 at Field Day Dr, Apalachin NY. The public and all vehicles are welcome to their 39th annual car show. For more information visit their web site www.triplecitiesstreetrods.com

Learn Blacksmithing Have you ever wondered what it’s like to create something out of metal with your own hands? Join us for a Blacksmithing Workshop on July 16 from 8AM-5PM. Learn the basics as well as more advanced techniques with master ironsmith Steve Joslyn. Novice adults & teens will produce simple shapes at the forge. Those more experienced can make a pair of tongs. Fuel, materials and tools provided. $25 fee/$23 for NVHS members. BYO picnic lunch. We will provide beverage and dessert. See website: www.usblacksmith.com for more information on blacksmithing. The

workshop will be held at the blacksmith shop at the Bement-Billings Farmstead at 9241 State Route 38, one mile north of Newark Valley, New York. Pre-register by July 11 by calling Leslie at (607) 642-5412. Limited class size so call early! Scholarships available. 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; and hosted by the Newark Valley Historical Society. See NVHS website for info: www.nvhistory.org.

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

Also: garages, barns & sheds. MK’s AFFORDABLE CLEANOUTS 607-2177455 12/11

DENT REMOVAL: door dings, hail damage, dents removed without harm to car finish! Olympic Detailing 607-625-2332 APARTMENT FOR RENT: Downtown Owego, 1 bedroom up stairs, nice, clean, carpeted. No smoking, no pets. $595 + utilities + security, references required. Call: 607-427-1736 06/11 FOR SALE: Wood stove - double wall inside, triple wall outside, tee and slate. $700 Near new Call 2062283 or 205-4334 WANTED: Your classified ad for our August issue. Please send in form below by July 25.

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 NEED IT CLEANED OUT & HAULED AWAY? One room to the whole house.


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“ON THE RUN AROUND THE CLOCK” Town of Owego Supervisor Donald Castellucci Jr. welcomes Michael Brewer as the newest business to relocate to the Town of Owego. Michael’s Auto Sales recently moved operations from Chenango Bridge to route 434 in Apalachin.

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OA Foundation MUSIC FEST ~ Sept. 25th Save the date! Plan on a fun afternoon outdoors with family and friends on Sunday, September 25th, from 2pm-7pm. The air will be filled with fantastic music performed by Badweather Blues Band, Nasty Habits, Hover, and MTB

(Making the Band-OFA) . Additionally, a couple of OFA students will be featured in an exhilarating drum off. Tasty treats will be available, provided by Gance’s Catering. Stay tuned—location and other details soon to be announced.

Owego Little League News Briefs www.eteamz.com/owego

10U 12U BASEBALL TOURNAMENT July at Hyde Park is dedicated to the 16th Annual Owego Baseball Tournament. Tournament Director Debi Schmidt expects more teams and now has eight teams in 10U Tournament from Tuesday, July 5, through Saturday, July 16 and 13 teams in the 12U Tournament from Monday, July 18, through Saturday, July 30. 10U Tournament has two teams each from West Corners, Elmira, Johnson City and host Owego. 12U Tournament has three teams from Vestal, two each from West Corners, Waverly, Ithaca and host Owego, and one each from Nichols and Johnson City.

2011 Owego All Star Teams OLL officials announce their All Star Teams for the 16th Annual Owego Baseball Tournament. Owego A 10U Manager Jim Lavo. Coaches Jim Peacock, Mike Beyers and Chris Simpson. Players: Sam Lavo, Dylan Simpson, Isaiah Bishop, Tyler Phelps, Ryan Johnson, Joe Doty, Tom Beyer, Donny Baron, Evan Kilker, Lucas Twelves, Alex Mentana and Justin Peacock. Owego B 10U Manager Shane Reynolds. Players: Landon Beaver, Mason Booser, Brendan Evens, Chase Howard, Jack Howard, Colt Mosher, Cooper Phelps, Damien Plater, Gavin Pritchard, Zack Reynolds, Karson Toft and Gavin Watkins. Owego A 12U Coaches Mike Stewart, Lou Neira and Denis McCann. Players: Logan Neira, Brett Stewart, Jonah Canavan, Joe McCann, Gabe Rodriguez, Dylan Weaver, Ben Schmidt, Cam Neira, John Paul Baron, Nolan Tofte, Lukas Kibella, Aaron Johnson and Cole Pardies. Owego B 12U All Stars Manager William Dove. Players: Christian Bartlow, Casey Carlson, Jordan Dove, Dylan Evans, Josh Goodrich, Kieth Lainhart, Caleb Marshall, Micah Marshall, Christian Medola-Ray, Dallin

Morris, Reed Parastam, Ben Siemore and Zachary Ulrich.

Owego Girls Softball Tourney Seven girls softball teams from Waverly, Tioga, Apalachin, Spencer Van Etten, Newark Valley, Candor and host Owego competed the last weekend of June in the Owego Girls Softball Tournament at Hyde Park.

2011 ALL-Star Softball Team VP Softball Mark Warfle announces the 2011 Owego All Star Softball Team: Head Coach Christopher Kallin and Assistant Coaches John Lapinski and Danielle Barrett. Players: Chelsea Angulas, Sarah Bouyea, Haley Charton, Elizabeth Chin, Makayla Grantham, Lindsay Haskell, Allie Heeman, Christina Hosley, Makenna Kallin, Sarah Kies, Madison Lapinski, Makenzie Wood and Sydney Wunder.

Email your OLL Memories What’s unique about Owego Little League? A New York Post reporter is asking for a feature story about Owego. Email your response “in your own words” to jraftis2@stny.rr.com.

Wanted: Tourney Director Debi Schmidt is “retiring” after six years as Director of the Owego Baseball Tournament. By volunteering for her position, you may shadow her during the 2011 tournament. Email your interest to Debi at Owegolittleleague@gmail.com.

OLL Web Site/Facebook Follow the 16th Annual Owego Tournament 2011 through Webmaster Eric Hawkins’ updates on OLL’s Web Site including a Facebook link on www.eteamz.com/owego.

Teener League Web Site Reminder that Tioga County has eight teams in the 61-team Southern Tier Baseball League. Checkout the schedule and scores of Apalachin, Apalachin Yankees, Owego 1, Owego 2, Owego 3, Newark Valley 1, Tioga 13U and Tioga 15U on the Teener League WebSite http://www.allprosoftware.net/southern tierteener2011.

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Open Door Mission SUMMER TENT SALE NAME YOUR OWN PRICE! EVERYTHING MUST GO! Funds raised will benefit the Food Pantry after its devastating flood! NEW ITEMS ADDED DAILY! Furniture Sale and $10 Bag Sale in Thrift Store ALL week! 425 North Ave, Owego, NY (607) 687-1121

Third Annual Little Miss Nichols Competition to Benefit the Nichols ROKI Community Club


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Food, Drinks, Games Zoo-Mobile Horse & Tractor Drawn Hay Rides and more ….

2 Free Bicycle Drawings at 3 pm

Sponsored by: VFW Post 1371 & American Legion Post 401

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The 3rd Annual Little Miss Nichols and Little Miss Shine Competition sponsored by the ROKI Community Club of Nichols will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Nichols United Methodist Church Hall on Main Street. Proceeds from the event will benefit the club and their functions in the town of Nichols and surrounding community. The Little Miss Nichols Competition is not the typical glitz and glamour pageant. In the spirit of the Nichols ROKI, the competition is geared toward promoting town

pride and community outreach while giving contestants a chance to shine in the spotlight. Each contestant will be asked to tell the audience why Nichols is such a special place to live. Girls age 8-12 are invited to enter Little Miss Nichols and girls age 4-7 are invited to compete in the Little Miss Shine competition. They must be residents of Nichols to enter. To make the pageant fun and accessible to all, the entry fee is only $25, formal dress is not required and everyone who participates will receive a trophy. Winners will receive a beautiful crown, trophy and sash of office. Their first public appearance will be at the Nichols Old Home Day on Labor Day where they will get to ride in the parade and greet the crowd from the bandstand at Kirby Park as the festivities commence. They may also participate in various service opportunities and make appearances on behalf of the Nichols ROKI throughout the year. Pageant Organizer, Sue Tracy, is the daughter of former Town Board Member Horst Wagner who served with the Nichols ROKI Community Club for many years before he passed away last year. If you would like more information or an application to compete, please call her at (607) 221-1390. All entries must be received by Friday, August 5, 2011.

Wedding Gowns of Yesterday By Carol A. Henry

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As part of Candor’s Bicentennial Celebration, the Candor Chamber of Commerce is hosting the fashion show of the century, and requests the honor of your presence. Wedding Gowns of Yesterday is a collection of some forty -plus gowns that will be on display, or modeled by high school students, at the Candor Congregational Church, 134 Main Street Candor, on Saturday July 16, starting at 2:00 p.m. Gowns to be presented include wedding gowns, veils, bridesmaid’s gowns, and flower girl dresses that were worn by women living in Candor and the surrounding areas fifty and one -hundred years ago today! Fabric, style of neckline, sleeves, train, and the various veils will be of interest as styles changed over the years with the changing times. Evelyn Hovey Richards of Syracuse and formerly of Candor has loaned the gown of her maternal grandmother, Flora Wilcox. Miss Wilcox wore a two -piece burgundy faille taffeta gown for her marriage to George A. Warn, Dec. 18, 1889; Little York, New York. The jacket has an insert at the bodice of a matching silk print, as do the cuffs on the long sleeves. The skirt has a very intricate array of pleats and shirring. It is interesting to note that Flora Wilcox Warn also wore this dress at her daughter's wedding, Pearl Warn, to Rev. Luke W. Hovey, on March 23, 1918. The Rev. Luke Hovey was Pastor of the Methodist Church in Candor in the 1940 era. Also, on display, a handmade gown of dotted Swiss, for the September 1941 wedding of Clara Robinson to

John Yost at St. Mark's in Candor. The bride was the daughter of Clifton and Louise Ward Robinson. The gown had a sweetheart neckline, bouffant skirt with modified train. The date of the wedding, October 12, 1886. The cream color gown was worn by Mary A. Booth for her marriage to John P. Fiebig in Candor. The Fiebigs lived in the large house across from the present Candor Grange Hall. There will be a Mystery Bride, modeling her own gown from long ago. Watch as the many brides walk down the isle, or cross from the choir loft to the opposite side of the church, an event that will be sure to have young and old alike swooning in their pews, their heartstrings catching, and maybe even a tear of remembrance, as each ‘bride’ descends the matrimonial carpet. Come see what great lengths a bride will go to in order to get into her gown for the show! Hope VanScoy is narrating the Fashion Show and Christine Ward Weber will be at the piano. This event is open to the public for the small fee of a $5.00 ticket (to offset the cost of the reception). Tickets are available at the door the day of the event. For more information about this event, contact Gloria Ward (607-6597312; deerfldestates@aol.com). For more information on other Bicentennial events, contact Carol Henry (607659-7661; carolhenry@frontiernet.net; www.carolhenry.org). You can also visit the Candor Chamber of Commerce website at www.candornychamber.org.


Veterans Thank OFA Band Director and Marching Band

Veterans thank the OFA Band director Dan Fabricius and the OFA Marching Band for their Memorial Day Parade support. The presentation was scheduled for Memorial Day at the Tioga County Veterans Memorial. But the Thank You plaque needed an icon for the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. All Star Sports received it after the Memorial Day parade. Memorial Day Chairman Jim Raftis said the veterans wanted the entire band to be present for the special ceremony of thanks and appreciation. So the veterans went

to the OFA Marching Band practice in the OFA parking lot before the Strawberry Festival parade. Glenn A. Warner Post 1371 Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander Angelo Pattitucci presented the Thanks and Appreciation Plaque to OFA Band Director Dan Fabricius, Drummer Keegan Evans and Assistant Band Director Andy Kearney. The unique plaque shows the logos/icons for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

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Welcome Home

Back from Iraq, welcome home, SSG Joe Hodges! This message was delivered, loud and clear, by The Phillies an AYAA Little League team, at their June 17th game against The Twins. Nate Hodges, 11 year old son of Joe and Natalie, primarily played at 1st base for The Phillies. SSG Hodges threw out the first pitch of the game and led The Phillies in the post-game handshake while players and coaches of both teams proudly waved the Stars and Stripes! Families and fans joined in a rousing standing ovation.

SSG Hodges, a United States Army Reservist, served eleven months in Iraq and arrived home on June 5, 2011. Joe will return to his job at Lockheed Martin Corporation, Owego, NY in mid-July. The Phillies also give a huge shout out to Mrs. Hodges and to the Hodges’ three children Nate, Christian and Anna. Thanks, also, to Phillies coaches Chris Bennett, Joe Higgins, Sean Wood and Twins coaches Chris Rezmerski, Dan Abashian, and Al Palmer for a great year at the plate

Apalachin Library Summer Reading Summer Reading Begins the first week of July. "One World, Many Stories" is the theme for this year's summer reading program. We will have our Reader's club again this year, preschool story time on Tuesdays and

Thursdays at 10:30am and at the same time and days, an elementary story time. Family nights will feature free family entertainment on July 7, 14, and 21. Please call the library or stop in for a flyer.

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OWEGO FREE ACADEMY CLASS OF 2011 Chelsea Austin Garrett Ayers Daniel Baileys Michelle Balcer Jonah Barnhart Keith Baron Brittany Barriger Taylor Beauvais Hayden Bell Jayme Bellinger Rebecca Benjamin Rachel Berryman Casey Berwald Robert Black Brigid Bleiler Kaylee Bodnar Heather Bronakowski Corey Brookes Samantha Brown Leland Brown III Owego Indian Camden Bushen Kelsey Cacciaglia Rachel Caforio Corey Campbell Corrine Cappelli Joseph Cardone Daniel Chandler Joseph Chilson Joseph Clark Daniel Coghill Heather Colby Katie Cole Aaron Collins Andrew Corbin

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Dylan Corey Benjamin Damico Cassidy Dann Taylor Donnelly Paige Dunbar Danielle Dupuis Ethan Dyer Maribeth Ebbers Mackenzie Ellis Deanne Ely Ethan Eschler Clark Evans Keegan Evans Marina Fargnoli Tielor Fargnoli Laura Ferguson April Fiacco Natashia Fineout Kaitlyn Flannagan Charissa Furman Lauren Gable Amanda George Shane Gibson Timothy Gilli Connor Gordineer Alexander Grant Rachel Grant Audrey Hamilton Heather Hautounian Alexis Heath Caleb Hellmann Alexis Hilliker Lillian Hines Jinell Holden Kristen Holden Ching-Yu Hsu Brian Ives Candice Jackson Alanna Jenkins Kyle Johnson Scott Johnson Alexander Jones

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OWEGO FREE ACADEMY CLASS OF 2011 Austin Kahabka Janna Karpel Jessica Kemp Brian Kent Patrick Knaul Josef Kovalovsky Brian Legg

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Kellie Lehane Jessica Lekouses Ashley Lohmeyer Mychal Lozada Ashley Lux Eliza Majka Samuel Martin Kristin Marzo Andrew Mattson Garrett Maynard Brandon McCluhan Douglas McPherson Edward Menendez Mark Merritt

CONGRATULATIONS Kristin Martzo And the Class of 2011

Tender Loving Care by Maureen 5-7 Lake St., Owego, NY 607-687-2009

Danielle Mest Michele Miller Angelica Minoia Cheyenne Moss Presho Mott III Erin Murtha Travis Neal

Best Wishes Class of 11’ Lauren Nichols-OFA Joe Cardone-OFA Ethan Eschler-OFA Diedra Walker - NV Joshua Zuhone –Candor

Meghan Nevius Lauren Nichols Makenzie O’Rourke Paul Patinka Sterling Payne Jacob Pickett Amanda Purtell

Nearly 90 Years of Being … “Like Family”

Jordyn Raia Brittany Rando Eric Reilly Ryan Reynolds Devonne Rogers Kimberly Rogers Tyler Roosa Michael Ross Jennifer Schlee Kyle Seymour Paul Shotwell Kelsie Simmons Elizabeth Skovira Bryan Smith

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Katherine Smith Monica Smith Tanisha Smith Mandy Spadine Brittany Squires Michael Stewart Michael Streeter

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Chelsey Strife Andrew Strohl Joseph Terenzi Zachary Tiffany Shawn Trafzer Olivia Turner Andrew Vought


Brandon Waltenbaugh Jennifer Wasileski Samantha Watson Luke Webster Gregory White Sarah Wieckhorst Brittany Williams Not Pictured: James Burgess Thomas Carter Elizabeth Dimock John Durgala

Shannon Williams Taylor Woloch Cassidy Wright Krista Yost Michael Zimmermann

Niko Fuller Cassie Gower John Martin Michael Perkins Caleb Pruitt


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Congratulations OFA Class of 2011

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Hiking for Helping Hands

Hiking for Helping Hands achieves astounding results for the Community Care Network of Nichols On June 11th the town of Nichols was sprinkled with walkers of all ages wearing sky blue t-shirts participating in the 3rd annual Hiking for Helping Hands. Each year the event has grown with the amount of walkers as well as the financial support of their numerous sponsors. Fifteen businesses throughout the town were “check points” where the walkers stopped along their scavenger hunt. With each stop, the walkers learned something about each business. The event was initiated as a way for CCNN to “get out there” so people would know who they were and what services they provided. A side bonus was the money collected from the registered walkers, their individual sponsors, as well as the many business sponsors. The first year saw donations totalling over $2,000 which thrilled the


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committee members who organized the “hike”. The second year, they doubled that amount. This year, the event brought in over $6,000! Many thanks go out to the multiple businesses and individuals who donated funds, food & beverage, as well as prizes for the participants. Each registered walker went away with a t-shirt listing all the sponsors of the event, a CCNN water jug, and a door prize for participating. There were also category prizes given to those who went above and beyond to raise money for the hike. Honorary prizes also went out to the youngest walker and the most “mature” walker. The annual hike is customarily held in June. Information for the hike will be posted on the website by April leading up to that hike. To learn more about the annual hike or about the network, you can go to their website www.ccnnichols.org.

Carve a Sign, Wednesday July 27, 9am-4:30pm; Intaglio/incised style, carve a house number or monogram letter, word. For adults and teens with an adult. $20/$18 NVHS members. Bring own utility knife with 3 extra blades, 12” ruler, pencil. Carving tools optional. BYO lunch, beverage and dessert provided. Call Leslie to reserve your spot by July 20, (607) 6425412 Students will be instructed by master woodworker, Dick Warner in designing & carving a simple sign. The AM devoted to a presentation and to include examples of carved signs, discussion of materials and design considerations and demonstration of technique. PM session devoted to hands on participation in which they carve a simple sign. They will work on a flat piece of wood to produce a house number or monogrammed letter or short word (ie 1-3 characters). Projects may be embellished with chip carving or

low relief carving. During the morning students will learn about designing their piece and carve in the afternoon. Wood blank is provided. Dick is a well know local artisan, living in Candor, with a lifetime of experience in custom woodworking design and construction including; furniture, business signs and gazebo in Candor, the reconstruction of an historic barn for the Newark Valley Historical Society and has lead a boat building class for several generations of families in Clayton, NY. This one of ten programs in a Folk Art Series, designed for the general public and those interested in history and traditional crafts. This program is funded in part by NYS Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered locally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and hosted by the Newark Valley Historical Society and its Guilds.

Dr. Manfredo Accepting New Clients

Dr. Irene Manfredo, LCSW-R with 23 years of counseling experience, has joined the staff of The Samaritan

Counseling Center with offices in Endicott, Owego and Windsor. Having worked in a variety of treatment settings with diverse populations Dr. Manfredo has practiced mainly in the Boston area. A native of Endicott, she has returned and will continue her work here in the Southern Tier. She is available to assist adults dealing with issues such as depression, anger, anxiety, stress, grief, etc. For an appointment with Dr. Manfredo call 607-754-2660 or visit www.SamaritanEndicott.com. A Samaritan Counselor can help.

Church at the Treadway “To Know GOD and to Make Him Known” When was the last time your kids brought you to Church? New Life West is . . . • Church for the Whole Family • A New Kind of Church • Church at the Treadway

Summer Sermon Series: Vital Signs (Alive to Christ? Really?) begins July 3 The Top 10 (a study on the 10 Commandments) begins Aug 7th SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 10:00 a.m. More Information? Visit us at www.NEWLIFEFM.com Or call us at (607) 785-8579


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Tioga County Museum Program to Feature Local Homes and Buildings



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Some of the questions most frequently asked at the Tioga County Historical Society Museum include: “What can you tell me about my house?”, “What style is it?”, and “How old is it?” Tioga County is home to many unique and historic homes. There are outstanding examples of more than a dozen styles of nineteenth century American architecture scattered throughout the county’s communities. On Saturday, July 16, 2011, the Tioga County Historical Society, in cooperation with the Tioga County Tourism Office, will host several programs telling the story of local architecture. The morning session, running from 10:15am to 12pm, will feature photos of historic homes, past and present, from throughout the county. Discussions will cover the social reasons behind architectural development, including how politics and religion affected home styles. The program will also cover color and landscape.

The afternoon program, occurring from 1:30 to 3:30pm, will be a walking tour of the residential area of downtown Owego, covering the length of Front Street and much of Main Street. Attendees are on their own for lunch, but are encouraged to visit one of Owego’s historic restaurants. Although advance reservations for the programs are not required, they are preferred in order to have sufficient supplies available. Reservations may be made by calling the Tioga County Tourism Office at 1-800-671-7772. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors aged 62 and over. The Tioga County Historical Society Museum is located at 110 Front Street in Owego. Call 607687-2460, email museum@tiogahistory.org, or visit our web page www.tiogahistory.org for more information. “Like” us on Facebook to learn more about the museum and Tioga County history.

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You may have noticed newly hung purple triangular boxes in area ash trees. These are Emerald Ash Borer monitoring traps. In addition to the purple being an attractant to the Borer, they are covered in a sticky lure. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a small green beetle whose larvae feed on the living tissue under the bark. They are non-native and therefore do not have any predators to keep their populations in check. Originating from Asia, this invasive insect was first found around Detroit, Michigan in 2001. Since then, EAB has spread to 15 states and two provinces, killing tens of millions of ash trees. None of our native ash trees are safe. As of 2010, New York has 6 known infestations affecting 7 counties, as well as two infestations just across the border in Canada. The purple traps have been hung by APHIS are for monitoring only,

not for control. These traps are hung along commonly used roads, in campgrounds, and around sawmills through a national monitoring program; they are not available to landowners. Right now, we do not know of an EAB infestation in Tioga County or any of our immediate neighboring counties. But, now is the time to make thoughtful decisions about managing woodland, park, yard, and street ash trees. Quick EAB Facts: It attacks only ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) Adult beetles are metallic green and about 1/2-inch long. Adults leave a 1/8” D-shaped exit hole in the bark when they emerge in late spring. Woodpeckers like EAB larvae; heavy woodpecker damage on ash trees may be a sign of infestation.

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Vendors are wanted for the 3rd Annual Craft Fair, Indoors & Outdoors at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Main Street, Owego, NY., Sept. 10th, 9am to 3pm. The fair is to benefit St. Paul’s Elevator Fund.

Hand made items only, No commercial vendors. 8’x4’ space for $20, plus a donated item for a raffle. For more information or to reserve your space call: Elaine Carril at 642-3579 or e-mail Careteamspo@stny.rr.com

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FFA Tractor Drivers Invited to Pre-Register for 2011 Empire Farm Days Contest Pre-registration for the Thursday, August 11, 2011 FFA Tractor Driving Safety Contest at Empire Farm Days is now open. FFA students will show off their tractor driving skills as part of the Northeast’s largest agricultural trade show . The show runs August 9-11 at the Rodman Lott & Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY. Contest pre-registration is appreciated and can be emailed to contest cocoordinator Jon Clayson at JClayson@pioneercsd.org. Students may also register by walk-up at 9am for the contest that begins at 9:15am. Students must be in good standing and be wearing their FFA t-shirt. “This competition helps students who are interested in exploring or pursuing career operations in tractor operation develop their safe driving skills. A strong performance at the event is something they can add to their resumes,” Clayson says. Preparing for the annual competi-

tion teaches students the importance of learning and using safe farm equipment operating skills. Students must complete a written safety exam, a parts identification task, and driving courses: one with a tractor, one with a tractor pulling a 2-wheel wagon and one with a tractor and four-wheel wagon. The top individual earns the right to compete at the Eastern Exposition in Springfield, Mass in September. The 300-acre Empire Farms Days agricultural extravaganza also includes DairyProfit Seminars, live animals, an Equine Center, farm safety and family life displays and activities, 600-plus representatives of agricultural institutions and organizations, GPS-equipped and compact tractor test drives, and chicken, beef and pork BBQ. For more information, contact Empire Farm Days Manager Melanie Wickham at 877-697-7837, mwickham@empirefarmdays.com.

Yesterday, Today, Forever Ladies Luncheon The Owego Christian Women’s Club is holding a Yesterday, Today, Forever Luncheon on Wednesday July 20, from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Owego Treadway Inn, Rt 17c, Owego. Special feature is “Backyard Delights” James Pierson from Lowe’s shares about blue-

birds, with music by “Cheerful Sounds with Angela Dittmar”. The speaker will be Angela Dittmar sharing “A Walk Through Life” “What’s Your Purpose” Cost is $10.25, contact Carol at 607785-3101 or email cgg350@aol.com


Sheriff Howard to Seek Re-Election

Tioga County Sheriff Gary W. Howard has officially announced his intention to seek re-election for the Office of Sheriff. Sheriff Howard, age 57, of Owego, began his

career with the Tioga County Sheriffs' Office in 1977, after his honorable discharge from the US Army, were he served as a Military Police Officer. Before being elected as Tioga County Sheriff in 2003, Sheriff Howard worked us a Road Patrol Deputy and Patrol Sergeant. He also served as the supervisor of the Criminal Investigation Division fix twenty years. Sheriff Howard lives in Owego with his wife of 25 years, Deborah, and has two grown children and six grandchildren. He currently serves as a Board Member with the NYS Sheriffs' Institute, and is Vice Chairman of the Tioga Opportunities Board of Directors, and serves on the Leadership Tioga Board of Directors.

Vendors and Artists Needed Vendors and artists needed for craft show. The Owego Rotary Club is sponsoring the “3rd Annual Arts, Antiques and Craft Fair”, Sunday, November 20th from 8-3 at the Elk’s Lodge in Owego, NY. They are currently looking for talented artists and crafts persons as vendors for the craft show. Also happening that day is the Elk’s Em-

porium in the lower hall and a chicken bbq. Applications are available at the Tioga County Council on the Arts vestibule on Front Street in Owego, and you may also contact Janelle Malia, jelmalia@stny.rr.com, for more information.


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SPONSORS Bud’s Place Margaret’s Hair Styling Nick’s Garage Mack’s Tackle Service Center Blue Dolphin Diner ETM Solar Works Community Press Jeff Kies Auto Sales Economy Heating Mapes Auctioneers & Appraisers Creekside Dental Auchanaie Plumbing John Manley Auto Center Michael’s Auto Sales Beck’s Towing and Auto Rental Big Dipper Barnyard Barbecue Foot Care Center -Marilyn Boyuka, DPM Harry Tuft’s Publick House

DONORS Apalachin Firemen Freihofer’s • Sub Factory Fritzy’s • Sweeny’s Market

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Owego Gymnastics & Activity Center Golf Tournament The Owego Gymnastics and Activity Center is holding a Captain and Crew golf tournament at Pheasant Hill Country Club on Friday August 12, 2011 at 12 noon. Our programs are quickly growing, and our coaches set high standards for the gymnasts. The parents, coaches and board members of Owego Gymnastics work together to exceed these standards, by providing an atmosphere conducive to learning. Stressing the basics, encouraging self-esteem, and allowing for individual growth are incorporated into each program. Our gymnasts receive a solid moral foundation and a strong set of values. Respecting the opinions of others and recognizing proper behavior are instilled in all programs. The Golf Tournament, organized by volunteers from the gymnasts’ parents, promises to be a large an-

nual fundraiser. The proceeds from this event are used to supplement the capital and programs at the gym. Owego Gymnastics is a 501 (c)(3) entity; your donation or sponsorship is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Just $240.00 per team, it includes food at the turn, awards and a chicken BBQ dinner at the end of Tournament. Skins, closest to the pin, longest drive, hole-in one and other prizes and raffles all afternoon long. Please log on to www.owegogymnastics.com or call the gym at 607-687-2458 for the paperwork to play or become a sponsor. Contact Info: Eric Hawkins, Tournament Director—email: ehawkins1@stny.rr.com Phone: 607-687-2458

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Kile-Bunche Wedding Loren A. Kile, who grew up on Foster Valley Rd. in Owego, and Kenneth C. Bunche were married April 30, 2011 at Grace Episcopal Church in White Plains, NY. The Rev. Richard Kunz officiated. The bride is the daughter of Sally Pullano, Union Springs, NY and Douglas Kile, Endwell, NY. The groom is the son of Oscar and Kathleen Bunche, White Plains, NY. Matrons of Honor were Amy Barnes and Beth Purpora, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Meredith Bunche, Samantha Athawes, and Marisa Fargnoli Hill. Freddy and James Purpora were ring bearers. Grace and Oliver Barnes were the flower children. Best man was Brian Kollar. Groomsmen were Mike Paulding, Keith Miller, Nick Sistarenik, and Devin Taylor. Ushers were David Purpora, Byron Barnes and Nick Gorzkowski. The reception was held at The Coveleigh Club in Rye, NY. The couple honeymooned in Maui and Kauai, Hawaii. The bride graduated from

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Summer Skills Basketball Camp July 25-28 The Newark Valley Summer Skills Basketball Camp for boys and girls going into grades 4-9 starts Monday, July 25 at Newark Valley High School, and runs through Thursday, July 28. The camp includes two sessions: (1) a General Session for all players from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and (2) a Second Session for day-long campers dedicated to the sport from 12-2:30 p.m. A brochure and enrollment form is available at NVBasketball.com. In a fun and energizing atmosphere, the Summer Skills Camp helps players become the skilled competitors they need to be at the next level of the game. Under the direction of high school coaching staff and veteran players, campers learn and drill important offensive and defensive skills neces-

sary for basketball success. In addition to fun and challenging drills, scrimmages and competitions help players apply skills learned each day. The camp emphasizes the importance of having fun in learning the game of basketball, but equally stresses discipline, hard work, and pride. Players get a camp T-shirt, and prizes are awarded daily and at the conclusion of the camp. Pizza lunch is served to campers on Thursday, the last day. The Summer Skills Camp is a product of Newark Valley Basketball Corporation, which supports, promotes, and helps fund the playing of basketball for all levels and genders in our communities. For more information, visit NVBasketball.com.

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Book Sale & Ice Cream Social Apalachin Library Book Sale & Ice Cream Social! Thursday July 28th, 4-8 pm, at Firemen’s Field Day Grounds. Magic Shows by the Cayuga Wizards (4:15, 5:15) & live bluegrass music by

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Jamie Lane Scholarships Awarded Payne Sterling, a graduate of Owego Free Academy and entering Ithaca College to major in music, received an award. He is the son of Gary and Susan Sterling of Apalachin. Jennifer Pham graduating from Maine Endwell is also a recipient. She will enter the Music Department of Ithaca College this Fall. Her parents are Tam And Diane Pham of


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Endwell. Jamie was a drummer and teacher. He died at 28 in a tragic accident. His family and friends host a Golf tournament at Tall Pines every Saturday of Labor day weekend to fund these scholarships. You can obtain information about this by, calling Sally at 625-3494 or Kelly at 7252056.

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On Thursday July 28th from 4-8 P.M. the Friends of the Apalachin Library will be hosting the 13th annual Book Sale and Ice Cream Social at the Firemen Field Day Grounds. Thousands of books, tapes and CD’s will be for sale, $1.00 for hardcover, $.50 for soft cover books and $.25 for children’s books. At 7:30 there will be a bag and box sale for the books remaining. Throughout the evening there

will be entertainment, magic shows by the Cayuga Wizards at 4:15 and 5:15 and a bluegrass concert by Grassanova from 6 to 8, so bring a blanket or lawn chair. Pizza, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream and Drinks will be available for sale. Thanks to the many local patrons, sponsors and donors who have supported this event please see page 12 for more information and a list of supporters.

Newark Valley Days Art Show

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The Newark Valley Historical Society and Celebrations Committee are pleased to announce that they are sponsoring an art show providing an opportunity for local artists to display their work during Newark Valley Days. The art work will be on display in the Rollie Noble Room, in the Municipal Building, in Newark Valley, Friday, August 12, from 4:00 to 7:00, and Saturday, August 13, from 9:00 to 4:00. The art show is open to all adult artists who live within 20 miles of Newark Valley. All work must be original. No work made from com-

mercially sold kits or casts are acceptable. If you intend to offer your work for sale, you must be prepared to display your NYS tax exempt certificate. Due to limited space, each artist will be allowed to show three pieces. Plans are in the works to have the art work juried and to award several cash prizes pending funding from potential donors. Please contact George Lohmann via E-mail (tiogactc@gmail.com) if you would like an application. The deadline for applications will be Friday, July 29, 2011.

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Waterman Center Nature Camp will be held for three weeks, August 8 – August 26. The camp features fun and exciting nature themes and the day is spent learning about the natural world through hikes, arts and crafts, outdoor recreation and special activities. Camp hours are 9 AM – 3 PM, MF, with the option of early drop off and late pick up for an extra fee. This camp is for children ages 6-12 years. The camp will be held at the Waterman Center, 403 Hilton Road, Apalachin. Children should bring a packed lunch, drink and a water bottle with their name on it. The cost is $125 for members of Waterman Center/$145 for non-members. Registration closes at 9 AM the Friday before each week of camp. Call 625-2221 for more information or to register. Email: info@watermancenter.org. Camp Themes: Week #1, Bug and Butterflies August 8-12 It’s really buzzing out there! During this week of exploration, learn

about bugs and butterflies. Discover how they live, where they can be found and the benefit or harm they can do. Tune in your antennae and hike, play creepy crawly games, and make 6 legged crafts. We’ll see insects for the miniature marvels they are. They are the earth’s most diverse creatures. Week #2 Hiawatha Island Adventure August 15-19 Set a course for adventure. Climb aboard the Waterman boat and catch a ride to Hiawatha Island. This will be a week of exploration with all 5 days on the Island. Learn to build shelters, learn trail signs and safety as you roam the forest. It will be a time of nature discovery, games and just plain fun. Week #3 Wet and Wild Aug 22-26 ‘Wet’ your appetite with water exploration, crafts, and games. Spend the week learning about rivers, creeks & wetlands and see who lives there and why. You can get wet every day. Nature exploration and hikes round out this exciting week! So grab your water bottle and let’s hit the trail!

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Tioga wraps up second annual “Scholarship Race”

Tioga Downs hosted its second annual “Scholarship Race” on June 12, 2011, for four local area high school students. Participants included Matt Bailey from Vestal High School, Courtney Coomds from Newark Valley High School, Rebecca Conrad from Union Endicott High School, and Miranda Beeman from Waverly High School. Each participant got hands on training from some of the Tioga Downs‟ trainers for three weeks leading up to the event. The race on Sunday afternoon was contested at the distance of five eighth‟s of a mile with each of the drivers and students in a double seated jog cart. Leaving from post position number one Rebecca Conrad and Fern Paquet Jr. took control of the lead and never let go, winning the $3,000 top prize. Courtney Coomds and Ed Hensley used a first over move to secure second and a $2,000 scholarship, Miranda Bee-

man and Jason Macdougal got up for third to secure $1,500, while Matt Bailey and Tim Lanpher rounded out the four finishers and still took home $1,000. Tioga Downs would like to thank its partners in the event the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen‟s Association along with the Harness Horse Breeders of NYS and all the trainers and owners for supporting a great race. Tioga Downs continues live racing on Friday, June 17 with a post time of 6:50 pm and will feature its first edition of Race N Rock with a Rascal Flatts tribute band immediately following live racing. On Sunday afternoon, June 19 Tioga Downs will host the first leg of the Miss Versatility trotting series for older open trotting mares with a post time of 1:30 pm, for more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at www.tiogadowns.com

It’s Time to Sign Up for Leadership Tioga The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the Leadership Tioga Class for 2012. The kick off for this years‟ program begins on September 13th with an all day session at Turkey Trot Acres in Candor, NY. Leadership Tioga is an inspiring program designed to assist, educate, inform and empower leaders. The goal is to develop individuals for future leadership roles in our county. The program is in its 12th year of operation and over 215 people have completed the class. There is a $400 fee for the class (if paid by July 19, $450 after) and an attendance requirement. Leadership Tioga enlists candidates who live and/or 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 meet-

ings. 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. The Tioga Chamber is pleased to lead this initiative to develop enthusiastic, well-informed leaders who are committed to making positive contributions to the community. For an application packet or more information contact the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce at 607-6872020 or send an e-mail to info@tiogachamber.com.

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New Sunday Evening Event The Historic First Baptist Church Of Owego announces a new Sunday Evening Event. They are calling it, “Living Christian Basics?” LCB? will meet @ 6 PM, starting Sunday, July 10th, and will continue through Sunday, August 28th. The „basics‟ of the Christian

Faith will be shared and discussed. Use the back door off the Church St. driveway. The Church is at the corner of Church & Main Sts. Rev. G. Terry Steenburg is the Pastor. Call 687-4394 for further information.

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