August 2011 Community Press

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Lions Back To School Program The first day of school is a day of new experiences, new friends and new clothes. Unfortunately not all families are able to buy new clothing for that important opening day. The Apalachin Lions Club, in cooperation with the Endicott KMART has conducted a BACK TO SCHOOL program for the last 22 years. This program furnishes gift certificates to eligible families for help in defraying some of the cost of getting their children

equipped for school. People living in the Apalachin 13732, Campville 13760, and Little Meadows, PA 18830 zip codes areas can obtain information on eligibility and the application process by calling Nick Rossi at 625-3765 before August 19, 2011. Eligibility for aid will be determined by the Apalachin Lions Club and applicants who qualify will receive a gift certificate prior to the start of the school year.

Fashion Show, Luncheon on Banks of the Susquehanna The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the 2nd Annual Chamber Fashion Show and Luncheon at 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 11, on the banks of the Susquehanna in the Carriage House at the Pumpelly Estate, 44 Front Street in Owego. The afternoon includes a delicious served luncheon, fashion show, numerous door prizes and a plentiful dessert buffet. This year fashions will be provided by

Chico’s and The Dress Barn. A Gallery of Boutiques will feature unique items from chamber members, some items will be for sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce, 80 North Avenue, Owego. The cost of the event is $40. There is a limited seating available. For more information contact the Chamber at (607) 6872020 or

Owego Farmer’s Market The Owego Farmer’s takes place Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 am to 1pm in the Rite Aid parking lot, Main St., Owego. WIC participants are encouraged to use the Farmers Market Nutrition Program benefits to buy


local foods. Food Stamp recipients can use SNAP benefits at the market with the onsite EBT machine every Friday. For more info, call 687-4020 or email

An Antique Car Show and Flea Market will take place on Sunday, August 28, from 9 am to 4 pm at Bement-Billings Farmstead in Newark Valley. Admission is $2 per person, free for children under 12. The Number 8

NYS Senate Hall of Fame Inductee Joe Ceurter Pays Tribute to Tioga County Korean War Heroes Decorated Korean War Veteran Joe Ceurter of Berkshire, a June 2010 inductee Into New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, remembers Tioga County's 13 Fallen Heroes of the Korean War. Tioga County's tribute came on the 58th Anniversary of the National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day Wednesday, July 27, at the Korean War Monument at the Tioga County Veterans Memorial in Owego. Army First Sergeant Ceurter served in both South and North Korea and is the recipient of two Silver Star Medals, two Bronze Stars, and five Purple Hearts. A moment of silence also recalled the service and sacrifice of 574 deceased Tioga County Korean War Veterans since September 1965 to present. Among them is Army Lt. Gene Barno of Apalachin buried in Riverside Cemetery-Apalachin. Lt. Barno was wounded twice in October 1953 and received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star. Wreaths were laid by Mrs. Madeline Barno, widow of Lt. Barno, remembering all Tioga County service personnel and by Ceuter, past VFW Owego Post 1271 Commander, in front of the Korean War Monument.

Honor Guard included members of VFW Post 1371, Tioga County Marine Corp League, and Vietnam Veterans of America. Historic Owego Baptist Church Senior Pastor G. Terry Steenburg gave the invocation and benediction. Master of Ceremonies was Jim Raftis. Live Taps by VFW Adjutant Steve Palinowsky followed a recorded Rifle Salute. Three Korean War Army Veterans - Nicholas Kovalchik and Paul Gonzales, both of Endicott, and Sam Osborne of Windsor - recalled their experiences in Korea on Monday, July 27, 1953, the day the armistice ended the three year war and established the demilitarized zone running across the Korean Peninsula.

show is sponsored by the Tioga Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Please note this show has been moved from the Hickories Park in Owego to Newark Valley this year. See ad on page 6


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Jace Riegel, the 6-yearold son of Stacey and Aaron Riegel, and a student at the Owego Elementary School, was crowned “Mr. Tioga County 2011” at this year’s Tioga County Fair held last month in Owego.

BSA Troop 38 of Owego Celebrates Three Boy Scouts Attaining Eagle Rank

14 George Street, Owego, NY 607-687-5684

Beginning August 22 Mon -Thurs 4-8 pm * See store for details. Conditions apply.

Tyler Wiseman, Nathan Rhodes and David Campbell of BSA Troop 38 in Owego received their Eagle ranks in a triple Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony on May 15, 2011.

Tioga Business Show 2011 Will be held October 6 in Owego


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“Tioga Business 2011!” will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2011, at the Owego Treadway Inn and Conference Center. The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce has been the host for this successful show for the past 12 years. This year the Chamber is working to develop the best event yet. “Tioga Business 2011” is one of the premier business shows in the Southern Tier of New York State. Both floors of the conference center

Northern Tioga News Meaghan Kielley, a new Americorps: RHSC (Rural Health Service Corps) member, will be serving with the Lourdes Northern Tioga Center for Family Health in Richford. She recently graduated from Ithaca College with a major in English and a minor in Integrative Health Studies. Meaghan looks forward to meeting and interacting with the patients at the Lourdes Center, and coordinating the volunteers of NTNN (Northern Tioga Neighbors Network) as they offer community services, such as transportation, referrals, and educational programs to neighbors of the Northern Tioga community.

will be filled with more than 100 of our area’s top companies. Interested businesses should contact the Chamber to secure information and a registration form as soon as possible as the show may sell out. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your products or services and make new business contacts. You will meet hundreds of decision makers from throughout the region.

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They had a great turnout and it was enjoyed by all, young and old. MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT All of Campville’s apparatus was inspected and serviced and hose testing was done by a reputable company. This assures our members that everything is working properly, their safety is not compromised and we can respond to emergencies knowing all our equipment is in good working condition. We are aware that when someone calls 911 “it is the worse day of their life,” and a quick safe response is of the utmost importance. We have had our share of hot/dry weather this summer, stay hydrated, and use extra precautions to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Also be aware of the very dry conditions out doors.

TRAINING Congratulations to Jacob Sells on his completion of Firefighter 1 Bootcamp. It was two very hot weather weeks for the camp but all the students persevered. Welcome to the Brotherhood. Squad training this month included our “water rescue” at Gary and Ruth Phelps’ pond. On another evening, firefighters could be seen across the street from the firehouse in the church parking lot setting up water reserve, shuttling water and practicing on nozzle return. The “young” members were brought to the Vestal training center for live burn scenarios the previous week. We are always busy training on our drill nights keeping everyone up-to-date. COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION The Campville ladder truck participated in the July 4th parade in Candor.

2nd Annual Paws For Pets This year, Ashlee Darrow, 11, of Apalachin, again will be collecting pet food and supplies, cleaning supplies, paper towels, bleach, kitty litter, etc. as well as donations for Stray Haven in Waverly, as her way of helping some of the less fortunate pets of Tioga County. Ashlee would like to beat last year’s

record when she delivered a pick up truck full of supplies and $500 in donations. She will be doing this through the month of August. You can either drop off donations at the Terrace in Apalachin, or at 396 Main St. in Apalachin, or call (607)725-3206 to arrange a pick up.

Owego Kiwanis News The summer has started off busy for the Owego Kiwanis. May and June brought scholarship opportunities to students at Candor High School and Owego Free Academy. Candor graduating seniors awarded scholarships were Amanda Kellogg, who received the Kenneth Ward English Award, and Samantha Ahern, who received the Keyclub Leadership Scholarship Award. OFA graduating senior Keegan Evan received the Allan Bishop Scholarship Award. Kiwanis would like to congratulate these outstanding students as well as all area graduating seniors and wish them the best in all future endeavors. June also brought the Strawberry Festival where Kiwanis sold bottles of water for $1 and those that purchased a water bottle received a chance to win a

$200 gift card to Price Chopper, which Price Chopper graciously donated. Congratulations to our winner Rachel Adams and many thanks to our Owego Price Chopper! Several donations have also been this summer to various area agencies: Hidy Ochiai Foundation for Japan Disaster Relief, Family Reading Partners in memory of Bill Davis (a long time Kiwana member who will be greatly missed), and Waterman Conservation Center. Kiwanis wishes our community a wonderful rest of summer and looks forward to continuing to support our community and most importantly our youth. Kiwanis is always looking for new members - if you have an interest please feel free to join us any Thursday at noon at the Owego Treadway.


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VFW Clambake on August 23 The Annual Ed Martin Memorial Clambake will be held on Saturday, August 27, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at Owego VFW Post #1371, 207 Main Street in Owego. Tickets are $33 per

person and are now available at VFW Post #1371 (687-1371) and must be purchased by Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Everyone is invited to attend the clambake.

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NEED IT CLEANED OUT & HAULED AWAY? One room to the whole house. Also: garages, barns & sheds. MK’s AFFORDABLE CLEANOUTS 607-2177455 12/11 APARTMENT FOR RENT: 2 bedroom, second floor of a professional building. Large eat-in kitchen, nice size living room, bedroom and bath. Quiet environment, private entrance with convenient parking. Newly renovated with new appliances. Convenient to route 17 laundry facilities, grocery store, restaurants and other shops across the road. No smoking, no pets, $450 plus utilities. Call 607-785-0411 08/11 FOR SALE: Oak Hutch (dark oak) beveled glass top $300. OBO Call 607-625-4485 08/11 DENT REMOVAL: door dings, hail damage, dents removed without harm to car finish! Olympic Detailing 607-625-2332 FOR SALE: Wood stove - double wall inside, triple wall outside, tee and slate. $700 Near new Call 206-2283 or 2054334 WANTED: Your classified ad for our September issue. Please send in form below by August 25.

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Friday Fish or Scallop Fry The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Event for Finders Keepers at 68 North Avenue in Owego. Finders Keepers is a unique retail store that sells vintage items, antiques, housewares, furniture, new and used collectables, and candles. Be sure to check out this store for all of their unusual items. You can find Finders Keepers on Facebook; they also sell items at the Ithaca Antique Mall, Craig’s List, and on eBay

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The Apalachin All Stars - Top row, left to right: Evan Englehart, Coach Pat Riley, Trevor Hoppler, Colton Van Driesen, Chris Riley, Coach Bob Russell, Chad Wright, Eric Hoppler, Coach Jerry Smith Bottom row, left to right: Manager (Bat Boy) Ethan Nichols, Gavin Nichols, Hunter Russell, Logan Smith, Nate Gibson, Coach Kyle Nichols The Apalachin 12 & under All-Stars have had great success this year. After placing 3rd at the Chenango Valley tournament there were high expectations for the young men to do well in the Susquehanna Valley tournament as well. During the 1st rounds of the tournament the Apalachin All-Stars kept the momentum going and went through the 3 other teams playing some of the best baseball these young men have played. Seeded 1st in the tournament for the semi-finals they were lined up against a Binghamton East team who wanted to avenge their previous 11-0 loss against the Apalachin All-Stars. Binghamton jumped out to an early 5-0 lead over Apalachin. Apalachin scored 2 runs shortly after that making it a 5-2 ball game going into the bottom of the last inning. Nate Gibson led off with a blistering grounder in the hole and beat it out; a single by Trevor Hoppler kept the pressure on East. Next Logan Smith had an extra base knock to pull Apalachin to within 1. Chad Wright followed that with another extra base hit scoring Logan to tie up the game at 5-5, then East would intentionality walk Chris Riley to set the stage for Hunter Russell. With a 1-1 count Hunter drilled a ball between

short and third for Game Winning Walk Off Hit too cap off a 4 run rally to advance Apalachin to the Championship Game with a 6-5 victory. On Saturday August 23, at 8pm, the stage was set for the Apalachin All-Stars to play under the lights against a strong Conklin AllStar team on Conklin’s home turf. Apalachin was up to the task and showed great poise under the pressure of a championship game. All the boys would contribute to the offense and pony-up on the defense. Logan Smith battled a tenacious Conklin Line up ready to defend their home field. Logan pitched a great two innings of shutout baseball and Apalachin settle in for 10-0 lead. Conklin would battle for 7 runs over the next 2 innings to make a game of it. In the fourth inning Chris Riley would come in relief of Smith and recorded 6 straight strikeouts to put down the Conklin rally. Colton Van Driesen would record the final out with a pick off of the only base runner Chris allowed. The boys secured an undefeated Tournament record to win the tournament and become the 2011 champions. Great job by every player on the team.



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Call today for an appointment (607) 625-3591

The Gateway Community Park will be located at 202 & 204 Front St. Owego. We are asking for our community’s help in the way of donations. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to: The Gateway Community Park, PO Box 425, Owego, NY. Check out The Gateway Community Park on Facebook.

Buy a brick? Program Together we can make a positive change in our community, thank you! Lisa L. Curatolo The Gateway Community Park Chair

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Antique Car Show & Flea Market • NEW LOCATION •

Bement - Billings Farmstead Route 38, Newark Valley 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday August 28, 2011 Donation $2.00 per person $5 car load Children under 12 years old Free Admission Vehicle registration $5 day of Show, $3 pre registration

Flea Market $15 day of Show $12 pre registration

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Ti-Ahwaga Community Players Award Scholarship The Ti-Ahwaga Community Player's board president, Shawn Yetter, awarded to Carli Liguori the Player's annual $100 scholarship to a graduating high school senior. The award was presented at the annual picnic on July 31 at the Campville Commons in Campville. Carli, 17, recently graduated from Seton Catholic Central High School, where she ranked fifth in her class with an average of 99.21. She will attend Penn State University in the fall majoring in Nutritional Sciences. Carli has been involved in theater for the past nine years, and her debut at Ti-Ahwaga was playing multiple roles in "The Dining Room" when she was just 13 years old. She also played in "Mid-Summer Night's Dream", "Evita" and "City of Angels". In addition to the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players, Carli has performed at the Endicott Performing Arts Center, SRO Productions, Jan DeAngelo Productions and the Binghamton University Summer Theater Program. Some of her favorite roles have been Maria in "West Side Story", Natalie in "All Shook Up", Bell in "Beauty and the Beast" and Reno Sweeney in "Anything Goes". Not only can Carli act and sing, but she can dance as well. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and has been on the competition dance team with the Dance Shoppe in Ves-

Carli Liguori

tal since she was 8 years old. She was recently awarded the NYS Grand Champion award for a duet she performed at the Clemens Center in Elmira. In fact, her interest in nutrition stems from her love of dance. Dancers must stay in shape. Carli's involvement with the TiAhwaga theater over the years and her willingness to help out with set construction and painting in the plays she has performed in made her an easy choice for the award by the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players board of directors, who wish her the best of luck in college and beyond and who hope to see her on their stage again.

Candor American Legion Family Relay for Life Team to hold Fund Raisers Candor American Legion Family Relay for Life Team will host the following fund raising events, with all proceeds for the American Cancer Society: • Doug’s Fish Fry - Monday, August 29, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, at Valu-Home Center, N. Avenue in Owego. There will also be a bake sale, “Support them All” Cancer awareness T-shirts and tickets for

sale to a Phil Jordan Show that will be held in Candor on Sept. 18. • Phil Jordan Show - Sunday, Sept. 18, 2:00 pm in Candor. Light refreshments. Tickets on sale now (659-5905) are $15 (nonrefundable). After Sept 1, tickets are $20. No ticket sales after 9/10 or at the door. Preferred seating for tables of 8. Reserve early – seats are limited. Call 659-5905.



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

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

OPEN MIC First Thursday of the Month

Andy Symick - Sat. August 13th Denny & Michelle - Sat. August 20th NAME THAT TUNE TRIVIA Sat Aug 27th Blessed Trinity at St. Margaret Mary's Church in Apalachin presented Hometown Nazareth, Where Jesus was a Kid, Vacation Bible School from July 18-22. With the help of many adults and youth, the elementary children learned that Jesus had a family, a name, a home, a church and he served. We do too!

Sturm Graduates from School for the Deaf

Rebecca L. Sturm, of Spencer, daughter of Michelle and Richard Sturm, proudly graduated recently from Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD). She first came to RSD in Middle School, under the auspices of

Spencer-VanEtten Central Schools. Her teachers and staff at RSD have had the pleasure of watching her develop into a studious young woman who enjoys journal writing. Rebecca works hard and excels in her academic endeavors. When goals are set, she strives to achieve them. Graduating from RSD as Salutatorian of the Class of 2011, Rebecca plans to attend Broome Community College and major in Computer Security and Forensics. At the RSD High School “We Have a Dream” Awards Program, it was announced that Rebecca received a scholarship toward college from the Rochester Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America.

Ti-Ahwaga Presents Ramblin Jug Stompers Ramblin Jug Stompers Concert, American string band music, Saturday, August 6, 8:00 to 11:00 pm, $15, Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine St., Owego. "Marmalade Gumdrops," a play cast entirely by children 8 to 12 years

old, Saturday, August 13, Sunday, August 14, 2:00 pm, $5, Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine St., Owego. For tickets to these events, call (607) 687-2130, or go to

Waverly Farmers Market The Waverly Farmers Market is held Thursdays, 4:00 to 7:00 pm, in Muldoon Park. Indulge in some of the finest local bounty including fruit, meat, eggs, and maple products. Home gardeners and smallscale farmers can also participate as a vendor at the Waverly Farmers Market.

Budding musicians and vocalists can show off their talents at the open mic. WIC participants are encouraged to use the Farmers Market Nutrition Program benefits to purchase local foods. Food Stamp recipients can use SNAP benefits at the market with the onsite EBT machine every week.

Tioga Democratic BBQ on August 11 The Tioga County Democratic Committee will hold its annual chicken BBQ at 6:00 pm on Thursday, August 11, at Hickories Park in Owego. All Tioga County Democrats are invited and encouraged to attend. For reservations, call Julia Sexton

at 748-2857 on or before August 8. Speakers at the picnic will include representatives from Congressman Hinchey’s office and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, and local Democratic candidates in the 2011 November election.

2nd Annual Candor EMS Golf Tournament The Candor Emergency Squad is sponsoring their 2nd Annual Four Person Captain & Crew Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 27, at the Catatonk Golf Club with an 8:30 am “shot-gun” start. Cost is $60 per person and includes green fees, cart and dinner after the tournament. There will be cash prizes for first, second and third place, door

prizes, raffles, and trivia. Sponsors are needed at 3 levels: Gold ($500), Silver ($100), and Bronze ($50). For golf and sponsorship registration forms, go to or call Kim at (607) 972-9964 Registration deadline is August 13. All proceeds will go to help purchase and update equipment.

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Tues. –Yuengs & Wings Special Wed.–Cans & Clams Special! Sat. –Chicken & Rib Bar-B-Q


Annual Golf Tournament Oct 8th –watch for details

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Ti-Ahwaga Community Player's Nicky Award Winners

Ti-Ahwaga Community Players 2011 Nicky Award winners Stacey Jo Oropello (Best Supporting Actress), Shawn Yetter (Best Director), and Chris Pellicano (Best Supporting Actor). Not present Andrea Gregori (Best Actress) and Irving Cook (Best Actor).

The Ti-Ahwaga Community Player's annual Nicky Award winners are chosen each July through ballot by its membership. Each member can vote for their favorites from that year's plays. The Nickies are then awarded at the companys' annual picnic, which was held at the Campville Commons in Campville, on July 23. Stacey Jo Oropello took "Best Supporting Actress" with her outstanding performance as Candy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Chris Pellicano took "Best Supporting Actor" with his hilarious performance as Mushnik in "Little Shop of Horrors." Andrea Gregori took "Best Actress" with her breathtaking performance as

Maria Callas in "Master Class." Irving Cook took "Best Actor" with his riveting performance as Randal McMurphee in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." And Shawn Yetter took "Best Director" for his superb direction of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." The Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center is a beautiful cabaret-style theater located at 42 Delphine Street in Owego, where 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 Ti-Ahwaga Community Players perform five plays each year from October through June. For more information, go to or call 6872130.

High Drama at Firematic Hose Races

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The Central New York Firemen’s Association (CNYFA) Hose Race Overall Points winner came down to the final race at last Sunday’s 188th annual firefighter convention held in Hamilton, NY. Nine teams from Central New York fire departments including two Owego teams competed for prize monies, trophies, and bragging rights at the firematic events. Defending Central New York Champions Owego Susquehanna Hose Company #1 was tied with former champions Owego Croton Hose Company #3 heading into the third and final race of the day. Both teams had recorded 1st and 2nd place finishes respectively in the ladder, and wye races for a total of 9 points each. Racing second in the team order the Company #1 team executed a near perfect straight lay race with a time of 19.65 seconds putting the pressure on

Company #3 who raced 4th in the team order. With the championship on the line Company #3 came up short finishing the race in 6th place. Company #1 retained the championship (14 points) with Company #3 (9 points) placing second overall. Owego Fire Chief Ed Franz who hose raced in the 1950s and 1960s congratulated the teams. “The Owego Hose Teams have a long tradition of winning championships dating back to the 1950s. The department takes great pride in our teams,” said Franz, who also noted the races showcase the department across the state. Company #3 team members were Matt Porcari, Mike MacNaughton, Tom Donovan III, Joe Ward, and Nick Jerzak. The races move north to New York Mills next July where the Owego teams are expected to compete again.

Ladies Luncheon Owego Christian Women’s Club will hold a Ladies Luncheon on Wednesday August 17, from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Owego Treadway Inn, Rt 17c Owego.

Special feature is “Happy Toes Dancing”. For more information, contact Carol at (607) 785-3101 or



Coburn Story Hour Resumes The Coburn Free Library will resume its story hour at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesdays beginning August 3. No registration is necessary; and parents, pre-schoolers, and early-

elementary students are welcome. The library is at 275 Main St. in Owego. For more information, call 687-3520.

Things Are Looking Up at Zion Lutheran Church & School The congregation at Zion Lutheran Church & School of Owego is pleased to proclaim three new and exciting announcements for the church and school: a new pastor, a new teacher and a new grade. After a five-year pastoral vacancy, the members and community will be welcoming a new Pastor, Rev. Aaron Schian and his wife, Ruth. Rev. Schian graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, on May 20, 2011, and has accepted his call to serve the congregation of Zion. Originally from Frankenmuth, MI, he graduated summa cum laude from Concordia University, River Forest, IL, with a degree in Theological Languages before entering the seminary. He also studied for half a year at the Westfield House in Cambridge, England. During his third year at seminary, his vicarage assignment led him to New York to serve at three congregations, Zion-Owego, Holy Trinity-Chenango Bridge, and Redeemer-Canastota. The community is invited to witness the installation of Rev. Schian at Zion Lutheran Church on Sunday, August 7, during a 4:00 p.m. service. Zion members have recently voted to extend their Christian school to include 6th grade this fall. The sixth grade will be taught by Ruth Schian, the pastor’s

wife, who has a B.A. degree in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Religion from Concordia University, River Forest, IL. While at Concordia, Ruth earned a GPA of 4.0, and also studied abroad at Cambridge University, UK. She is a proficient piano and organ player, and her past work experience includes student teaching in Grades K-5 in Chicago’s public and parochial schools, Preschool at Trinity Lutheran in Ithaca, NY, and Grades 2-3 and Language Arts for Grades 2-8 at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Bremen, IN. Sixth grade will be offered at Zion Lutheran School this fall, along with their regular Preschool-5th grade program. The school uses the multi-grade system in Grades K-5, but the 6th grade will be taught as a single grade and give students the additional advantage for individual attention, along with all the many benefits the school provides for their students and families. Zion Lutheran School is located at 3917 Waverly Road (Rt. 17C West), Owego, just 1/4 mile west of the Tioga County Fairgrounds. For more information about enrolling at Zion, to to or call (607) 6876376.


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Tree Planting Program in Nichols The Mayor and Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the successful completion of round one of the Village of Nichols Tree Planting Program. At one time beautiful oak trees lined Main and River Streets. Sadly, as time marches on, Nichols has lost almost all of those trees. The Village Board is now taking steps to change that. The Mayor and Trustees raised funds by way of residents and business donations to plant thirteen trees along Main and River Streets. “This is just a start,” stated Trustee Lesley Pelotte. “We plan to add more trees all the way down Main Street and hopefully more along River Street as well.” Mayor Esther Woods commented, “It feels really great to be able to be proactive instead of reactive for a change. For the past several years we have been forced to react to situations in our Village such as the well project, new FEMA maps and increased water rates.” She went on to say, “It feels good to be able to make some positive changes to our community.” The Board elected to plant Lilac Trees. These trees were selected for several reasons. “A long time Nichols resident once made a comment to me that one of the things he missed most about the Village was the trees. Although we would have loved to put oak trees back in, like there used to be, that was just not possible,” stated Trustee Pelotte. “We have to keep the power and water lines in mind, which limits what we can plant.” The Lilac Trees are great “utility trees” because they do not get too tall and they stay relatively compact. They are also slow growers so more easily manageable for a municipality. “In the late summer they produce fragrant white flowers like the Lilac shrubs most of us are familiar with,” stated Pelotte.

In a collaborative effort, the Community Care Network of Nichols (CCNN) is jumping on board with the Main Street revitalization efforts. CCNN has applied for a Healthy Living Grant which will provide for several benches to be placed along Main Street. The grant request includes a plan to establish a Village Walking Trail that will incorporate benches and signage for distances walked at each location. CCNN Executive Director Dot Richter stated, “Once we learned of the Village’s intent to beautify the downtown area, we thought it would be a great opportunity to also encourage health living activities. It seemed like a wonderful fit and we are happy to be able to contribute toward the effort.” Mayor Woods and Board of Trustees would like to thank the following contributors toward the project: Community Care Network of Nichols, Central New York Oil and Gas, Wood’s Machine and Tool, B&E Disposal Service, Nichols True Value, Sallie’s Restaurant, United Water, C&C Logging, Cole Construction, Soprano’s II, Dad’s Ice Cream, Double D Construction and Sutfin Funeral Home as well as residents: Bill and Linda Cass, Samuel and Ruth Orme, Barb and Charlie Quick and Arthur Engelbert. “We plan on continuing the Village of Nichols Tree Planting Program for several years,” stated Mayor Woods. If you or your business is interested in contributing toward this effort please contact Mayor Woods at (607) 6993406. “Our goal is to have trees lining Main and River Streets again. They may not be the oak trees that many residents remember, but they will certainly add to the beautification of our community.”

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Letter To the Editor:

Apalachin Lions Install New Officers

Tioga County Stock Holders As taxpayers we are literally stockholders in the Tioga County government business. Do you know who the County legislator is for your district? Do you know the general goals he or she has for the county? Most of the current legislators have served for some time and have voted as a block. We need to learn the reasons for such unanimous policy decisions. Were there ever other possibilities? Why is there never a public printed report on actions? (Not everyone can get to the County web site)

We voters are responsible for choosing the candidate who will represent our visions for the county. At least we need to CALL 687-8261 THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS to find out just who is your current county district legislator. Finding out their policies is another matter in the closed government environment. The fall election is coming. Prepare to participate. Barbara Heywood Barton, NY

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The Apalachin Lions Club installed officers for the 20011-2012 Lions year on June 22nd, at a dinner dance at Donoli’s Restaurant in Apalachin. Officers installed were: Past Pres Bob Jensen, President Dave Whritenour, 1st VP John Whiting, 2nd VP Ken Angulas, 3rd VP Jake Brown, Secretary Stan Jablonski, Treasurer Bob Jensen,

Tail Twister Gerry Strazik, Lion Tamer Terry White, Membership Director Vince Hawley, 2 Yr Director Steve Brill, 2 Yr Director Dave Houser, 2 Yr Director Dan Pratt, 1 Yr Director Mike Baratta, 1 Yr Director Gary Iacovazzi, 1 Yr Director Joe Murphy. The new officers assumed office as of July 1, 2011.

Storytellers to Appear at Coburn Library “And 2 Makes 3”, a storytelling duo composed of Eliud and Merideth Nieves, will perform at the Coburn Free Library at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24th. (Their performance will be in place of the library's regular story hour.) Although this performance is targeted toward preschool and ele-

mentary children, the duo’s skillful blend of folktales and music will delight audiences of all ages. No registration is necessary and the event is free. The Coburn Free Library is located at 275 Main Street in Owego; for further information, contact the library staff at (607) 687-3520.

Audition Notice The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players will hold auditions for the production of Arthur Miller’s Death Of A Salesman on Thursday, August 4, 7 -9 pm and Saturday, August 6, 10 am-12 pm at the TiAhwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine Street, Owego. Casting for this production calls for ten men ranging 18-60 years of age and five women ranging 20-60

years of age. Auditioners should prepare a short monologue to recite and be prepared to read selections from the script of Death of A Salesman. The play will begin October 7, 2011 and is being directed by James Osborne. Please call the TiAhwaga Community Players at 687-2130 to make an appointment for the audition.

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Friday night at the Train Depot, 6-8 PM, enjoy the fun, high energy Dixieland Jazz sounds of the DixieKats. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the warm summer evening listening to this popular band. Also on Friday, you can check out the Quilt Show at the Congregational Church or the Art Show in the Noble Room in the Village Hall. On Saturday, visit our expanded Craft Show on the Green. This year we have booked 3 musical acts for the Village Green, Night Sounds, Martymann Band and Nate Tabor, so we will have music on The Green from 9:00am until 4:00pm. Due to the generosity of many local businesses Cool 100 will be doing a live remote broadcast from the site. We will have a wide variety of Crafts for sale. Food will be available from Cardinal Cafe and Down to Earth Whole Foods. Parking areas are being made available by the generosity of some of our local churches and businesses. Signs will be placed at the entrance to those areas. We still have a few craft spaces available. If interested call Dennis Carlin at 642-9552 to obtain an application. Visit the Quilt Show at the Congregational Church and the Art Show in the Village Hall. Or head up to the fire station and check out the Car Show. The fire department will be having their annual Chicken BBQ on Water Street starting at noon. Watch the new and expanded parade on Main Street at 11AM and then head over to the Train Depot for more Music, Games, Activities and the Library Book Sale. Cheer for your favorite duck at the Rubber Duck Race at the Trout Ponds and try your skill at the Corn on the Cob Eating Contest near the depot. Cap off the evening at the Trout Ponds listening to Sleepyhead from 7:30-9:30 which leads right up to an exciting Fireworks Display after dark. Set aside the date and prepare for a day filled with fun and activities for the whole family. We want to thank everyone involved in Newark Valley Days for making this year the biggest and best. We look forward to seeing all of you on August 13, don't forget to bring your friends. This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Decentralization Program administered locally by the ARTS of the Southern Finger Lakes.

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