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The Wall That Heals Visits Owego
The Wall That Heals, the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum, came to Owego on July 18, and was open to the public July 19 through July 22 at Owego Free
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Academy football field. The Traveling Wall is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D. C. The event was hosted by hosted by the Glenn A Warner VFW Post 1371.
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Apalachin Lions Club Awards
At the Apalachin Lions Club installation dinner on June 22, at the Owego Treadway, two worthy Lions received awards. Lion President John Whiting was awarded the Lion
of the Year 2011-2012 for his service to the club. Lion John Crosby was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow award for his contributions to the club and the community.
Food Collections to Fight Child Hunger
Lockheed Martin displayed this helicopter - a UH-1H (Hey) Flying Test Bed - during the opening ceremony for The Wall That Heals on July 19 in Owego. More photos page 2
An Antique Car Show and Flea Market will take place on Sunday, August 26, from 9 am to 4 pm at 100 Elm St., Owego (the former OFA). Admission is $2 per person, free for children under 12. The show is
The Food Bank of the Southern Tier and Price Chopper are teaming up to fight child hunger. Food collections will take place August 5 through August 22 at Price Chopper locations in Binghamton, Chenango, Endicott, Norwich, Owego, Sidney and Montrose, PA to benefit three area food banks. Throughout the food drive, customers can make a “back to school,” non-perishable food donation instore near the customer service coun-
ter. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank will be receiving the non-perishable donations and distributing them to hungry neighbors in need. To learn more about how you can make a difference in the fight against hunger, go to www.foodbankst.org or call (607) 796-6061.
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Owego’s Croton Hose #3 Reclaims Central N.Y. Firematic Title Good Luck to all the Golfers at the Dick’s Open
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Owego Croton Hose #3 Team. (Left to Right): Scott McGregor, Mike MacNaughton with daughter Emily, Jim Morris, Pat Gavin, Hank Thomas, Tim Gavin. Not since 1994 has Owego’s Croton Hose #3 held the Central New York Firemen’s Association (CNYFA) Hose Race Overall Points title. Affectionately known as the “Flat Rats,” the Company #3 team has watched fellow department companies #1 and #5 bring home several championships in recent years. At the 119th annual CNYFA convention in N.Y. Mills the once dominant Company #3 team from the 1980s and early 1990s regained its old form sweeping to first places in all three races for the title. “All the other teams were saying look out, Owego #3 is on today,” said Jimmy Morris, 2nd Assistant Fire Chief and Company #3 Member. “Everything came together for us.” The Company #3 team recorded first place finishes in the ladder, wye, and straight lay races for a total of 15 points beating seven other teams. The races are timed events where firefighters test their skills. Teams of five 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 ladder, wye, and straight lay competitions. Hose races improve basic firefighting skills. Area fire departments from 20 counties that comprise the association were invited to the races. Teams from Chenango Bridge, Clayville, McGraw, Oriskany Falls, Owego and Whitesboro competed. Company #3 team members included Jimmy Morris, Mike MacNaughton, Hank Thomas, Scott McGregor, Tim Gavin, and Pat Gavin. The win is especially rewarding for the Company #3 team as Owego continues to recover from the September 2011 flood. The company’s station is located on the “Flats,” located in the northwest end of the Village of Owego that was hit hard by the flood waters. Nearly every home in the area sustained significant flood damage. The team also team practices on Delphine Street on the Flats.
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Apalachin Nursery School Holds Orientation/Registration Park Terrace Nursery School in Apalachin will hold orientation on September 13 and 14, and classes start September 17. All classes are 9:00 to 11:30 am. The classes include: Three-year-old two-day program on Tuesday and Friday; Fouryear-old three-day program on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; and Fouryear-old five-day program Monday through Friday.
They are accepting registrations throughout the summer and continuing until classes are filled. A $25.00 nonrefundable fee is due with registration. Park Terrace Nursery School is at 30 Glann Road in Apalachin, directly off Route 434 and easily accessible from West Endicott, Vestal, and Owego. For more information, call the school at 625-4134.
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Ti-Ahwaga Community Players 2012 Nicky Award winners Alan Benninger (Best Play), Stacey Jo Oropello (Best Actress), Jane Nichols (Best Supporting Actress) Laura Johnson (Best Director), and Greg Fusare (Best Supporting Actor & Best Vignette). Not present, Francisco Paler-Large (Best Actor). The Ti-Ahwaga Community Player's Nicky Awards were recently announced at the theater group's annual picnic, which was held on July 29 at the Round top Park in Endicott. The winners are chosen each July through ballot by its membership. In the past each member voted for their favorite actors and director from that year's plays. This year they added two categories, "Best Play" and "Best Vignette" to spice things up a bit. This year's plays were "A Christmas Story," "Wait Until Dark," "Rumors," and "Pippin." Normally there are five plays to consider, but this year there were only four because of last year's flood. Jane Nichols took "Best Supporting Actress" with her rib-tickling performance as Claire Ganz in "Rumors," and Greg Fusare took "Best Supporting Actor" with his equally funny performance as Lenny Ganz in "Rumors." Greg Fusare also took the "Best Vignette" category with his amazing monolog "Charlie Brock's Explanation" at the end of Act II in "Rumors."
Stacy Jo Oropello took "Best Actress" with her riveting performance as Susy Hendrix in "Wait Until Dark," and Francisco Paler-Large took "Best Actor" with his breathtaking performance as Leading Player in "Pippin." Laura Johnson took "Best Director" for her superb direction of "Rumors," which also took the "Best Play" category, and both Laura Johnson and producer Alan Benninger accepted that award. It was truly a hilarious play well deserving of the award. The Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center is a beautiful cabaret-style theater 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 www.tiahwaga.com or call 6872130.
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Ashley Lomonaco, 19, of Binghamton was crowned Miss Tioga 2012 on July 28 at Tioga Downs in Nichols. Ashley graduated from Binghamton High School in 2011, and is studying criminal justice at Broome Community College. Her goal is to become a state trooper. She enjoys playing sports especially softball and basketball and being outdoors. The Second Place winner of Miss Tioga 2012 was Kelly Andrus, 32, from Horseheads. She was the 2011 Miss Tioga Downs. Kelly enjoys cycling, running, and doing outdoor activities.
The Third Place winner of Miss Tioga 2012 was Ayla Martin, 21, of Afton. Ayla is a certified dental assistant. She enjoys hula hoping, dancing, drawing, and painting. This is the fourth year of the Miss Tioga contest at Tioga Downs in Nichols. The judges of the contest selected one winner for the title of Miss Tioga 2012 based on three categories: Swimsuit, Casual Wear, and Evening Gown. The winner received $1500, the second place winner received $750, and the third place winner received $500.
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100 Elm St., Owego, NY (The old Owego Free Academy)
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday August 26, 2012 Donation $2.00 per person $5 car load Children under 12 years old Free Admission
Miss Tioga 2012 Ashley Lomonaco (center), second place Kelly Andrus (left), and third place Ayla Martin (right)
Vehicle registration $10 day of Show, $5 pre registration
Flea Market $20 day of Show $15 pre registration
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Ribbon Cutting at Lock-N-Load
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on July 6 to celebrate a major expansion project at Lock-N-Load Sporting Goods at 161 Erie Street in Owego. Lock-N-Load has expanded their business to carry an extensive line of retail sporting goods, guns, ammo, hunting, fishing, camping, footwear,
etc. They also specialize is taxidermy. Lock-N-Load is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, closed Sunday and Monday. Their phone number is (607) 6870202, their web site is www.sttny.com.
Benefit for the Dodge Family - August 11 A Chicken BBQ to benefit the Dodge Family will be held on Saturday, August 11, at the Eagles, 161 Cecil Malone Drive in Ithaca. The BBQ will start at 12:00 Noon. The Dodge Family, from the Brooktondale/Willseyville border, raise and show draft horses. Last month, their barn burned with all the equipment, wagons, and contents -
minus the horses which they were able to get to safety. The BBQ costs $10. There will also be raffle baskets, baked goods, and music, starting at Noon. Contact: Linda Koski, Eagles phone number (607) 272-2670. For tickets, contact Diane Craig at 6594724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ribbon Cutting at Handprints
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on July 11 to celebrate the reopening of Handprints Massage Therapy at 4 Delphine Street in Owego. Jody Tackley, owner and Licensed Massage Therapist, has been operating the business at 4 Delphine Street in Owego for five years and has now expanded Handprints to include a wellness center. In addition to massage therapy, Handprints offers acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, supplements,
essential oils, and Yoga. Jody is joined by Miranda Delaney, a graduate of Finger Lakes Community College with an associate’s degree in Integrated Healthcare and Massage Therapy; Laurie Passmore, Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist; and Lori Maley, certified Yoga instructor. For more information about Handprints, call them at (607) 687-4263 (687-HAND) or visit their web site at www.handprintsmassagetherapy.com
Kirby Band August Concert Series The Kirby Band will be presenting four Monday night concerts beginning August 6, followed by August 13, 20 and 27, at the Creamery on West River Road in the Village of Nichols. All concerts will begin at 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase at most of the concerts.
The owner of the property, Barbara Crannell, graciously gave permission for the band to use the property, and allow public access as well. In case of rain, the concert will be cancelled and not rescheduled. If a concert is in progress, it will immediately be terminated if a storm begins.
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"Patchwork" at Ti-Ahwaga Stage - August 11
The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players will present Carol Lauck's "Patchwork" on August 11 at 2:00 pm in a special children's performance directed by Linda Fenescey at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine Street in Owego. "Patchwork" is a series of tales performed by children 8- to 12-years-old with audience interaction and fast-paced fun and laughter. The scenes, or patches, are sewn together by the characters Calico, Denim, Velvet and Sateen for an experience that's guaranteed to wiggle your giggle and tickle your funny bone. The cast includes Sophie Adams, Tabitha Briggs, Madalyn Dydynski, Ciara Ephault, Laura Jackson, Anne
Marie Mantei, Emily Mantei, Dina Silvestri, Hallie Milligan, Linsey Milligan, Alivia Morrell, Nadia Murphy and Isabella Williams. General admission is $5. Fine wines, beers, soft drinks and snacks are available to enjoy at your table during the show, and there isn't a bad seat to be had in the beautiful cabaret-style theater. The show is underwritten in part by the Owego Kiwanis Club and the Charles H. Bassett Youth Foundation. To reserve seats, call the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center between 1:00 and 5:00 pm weekdays at 687-2130 and go to www.tiahwaga.com for more information.
Free Ice Cream Sundaes at the Farm Event Enjoy free ice cream sundaes with locally grown toppings at the Luszczek Family Farm, 155 Rejmer Road in Berkshire, NY, on Sunday, August 19, from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 pm. The event is part of “Sundae Sunday” sponsored by
the Tioga County Agricultural Resource Group. There will also be local food, children’s activities, farmers' market, live music, education stations, and a self -guided dairy tour.
“We’ve Been Fracked”: True Stories from Pennsylvania Citizen journalist Vera Scroggins and entrepreneur Craig Stevens to present in Owego on August 8, at 7:00 pm, at the Owego Free Academy auditorium, 1 Sheldon Guile Boulevard in Owego. Vera Scroggins, a citizen journalist who produces videos for YouTube, Shaleshock Media, and public access cable TV, and Craig Stevens, an entrepreneur, four-time national awardwinning NRA master trainer, and advocate for clean water access as a right, both live in “gasland”—Susquehanna County, PA. On Wednesday, August 8, Tioga County residents will have the chance to hear both share their personal experiences living with and observing the effects of fracking on their own families, their neighbors, and their communities. “I come to speak to New Yorkers so that you won’t go down the same ruin-
ous road as Pennsylvania,” said Stevens. Scroggins’s motivation is similar. “They’re destroying Pennsylvania,” she said. “But it’s not too late for you New Yorkers. You’ve got to stop fracking before it comes, or it will wreck your state, too.” This is a great opportunity for those who say they don’t know enough about fracking to decide whether to sign ban or moratorium petitions in Tioga County towns. “These presenters know because they live with fracking daily,” said Janet Thomas. “We’re fortunate they’re willing to share their firsthand experiences with us.” The events, cosponsored by RAFT, Owego RAFT, the Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes, and the Coalition to Protect New York, are free and open to the public.
At the Apalachin Library 719 Main Street, Apalachin 625-3333 email@example.com Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 am to 5 pm & 6:30 to 8 pm and Saturday 10 am to 1 pm • Adult Summer Reading Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 pm At the Blue Dolphin Restaurant Have dessert and talk about the books that you have read. • Book Discussion Groups All book discussion groups will be meeting in August. Call the library for times and books. • Labor Day - September 3 The library is closed on Labor Day. • Beginning Knitting Class Tuesday, September 18, 1:00 pm Debbie Underwood, a former knitting teacher at AC Moore, is teaching. Everyone is welcome.
• Annual Appeal Letter The library had to pay for the majority of the rebuilding after the car accident in 2009, and their coffers are very low. Please be generous. The library counts on support from its patrons and the community. • Thank You Thanks to everyone who has been helping out this summer; those leading children's summer programs, Mel Baburchak for making the garden beautiful, those who moved tons of book to the field day grounds, people putting books away in the library, anyone donating books, and others.
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Newark Valley Days on August 10 - 11
Tioga Co Democrats Annual BBQ The Tioga County Democrats will be holding their annual barbeque at Hickories Park, Pavilion 4, on Thursday, August 9, at 6:00 pm. Congressional candidates, local New York State Senate, and all Tioga County Democratic
Candidates will speak and be available for questions. All Tioga Democrats are welcome to attend. For reservations, call Julia Sexton at (607) 748-2857. www.tiogademocrats.org
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Newark Valley Days will be held Friday, August 10, and Saturday, August 11 in Newark Valley. Schedule of events are:
• FRIDAY NIGHT • Train Depot 7-9pm DixieKats – Dixieland Jazz Around Town 4-7pm Art Show in the Village Hall. 4-7pm Quilt Show at the Congregational Church. 4-7pm Wine Tasting at Village Wine and Spirits
• SATURDAY • 11am Parade - Floats, Horses, and Music. Starts on Rewey, left onto S. Main, left onto Water, right onto Whig, ends at the bus garage At the Village Green 9am-2pm Book Sale at the Library 9am-4pm Art Show, Village Hall 9am-4pm Crafts on the Green Music on the Bandstand 9-11am New Appalachia Band 12-2pm Martyman Band 2-4pm Night Sounds
Around Town 10-3pm Quilt Show-Congregational Church 1pm Rubber Duck Race at the Trout Ponds. 12-gone Chicken BBQ-NV Fire Dept Downtown at Water Street Train Depot 11-3pm Food, inflatable game, kids’ activities, trackless train rides, pony rides, dunk tank, juggler, and more Trout Ponds 5-8pm Inflatable game, demos, food Music at the Trout Ponds 7:30-9:30pm Sleepyhead Fireworks at Dusk
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• SUNDAY • Trout Ponds 9am NV Trout Pond 5K Run
• SATURDAY & SUNDAY • 12 Noon - 4pm Bement Billings Farmstead, one mile north of the traffic light. This weekend all tours will be free
Ti-Ahwaga Community Players Award Scholarships The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players recently awarded the organization’s annual $100 scholarship for graduating high school seniors to two deserving students, Samuel Ellis and Michael Kane. Both students have been active as actors and volunteer set builders for TiAhwaga productions. Samuel Ellis, 18, graduated from Athens Area High School this year. He will be attending New York University in the fall and majoring in acting. In high school, he was President of Interact Club, Youth Advisory Committee, and Drama Club, a member of National Honors Society, a regular top-10 competitor at the state conference for Future Business Leaders of America, a soloist in Elite Show Choir, Captain of the Scholarship Challenge Team, and Editor-in-chief of the Athens High School Newspaper. He performed in 'Little Shop of Horrors' and 'Pippin' at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Acts Center and in 23 other productions at the Waverly Storefront Theater, Black Box Theatre, Hangar Theatre, and with the Athens High School Drama Club.
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Michael Kane, 18, graduated from Owego Free Academy this year. He will be attending Finger Lakes Community College in the fall and majoring in Music Recording Technology. In addition to the TiAhwaga scholarship, he received the Owego Free Academy Music Boosters Scholarship, Elizabeth Eddy Ives Accomplished Musician Scholarship, Owego Free Academy Outstanding Singer Award, and the Tioga County Music Educators Association Award. He performed in 'A Christmas Story' and 'Little Shop of Horrors' at the TiAhwaga Performing Arts Center and was an assistant counselor for the 2008 Children’s Summer Theater Workshop. He has also performed in many musicals with the Owego Free Academy and Owego Apalachin Middle School Music Departments and has been in productions at the Narrows Community Theater, NICU's Spoon Theater, and the Endicott Performing Arts Center. Samuel and Michael's involvement with the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center and their willingness to help out with set construction in the plays they performed in made them easy choices for the awards by the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players' board of directors, who wish them the best of luck in college and beyond and who hope to see them on their stage again.
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The Apalachin 12u John Paulin State Farm Insurance All-Stars won the West Corners 12u C division championship against Vestal 8-1 on Friday, July 13, under the lights. This years championship team is: Nick Klossner, Hunter Russell,
Justin Rockwell, Damon Rockwell, Gavin Nichols, Caleb Fisher, Tyler Blazey, Will Lanning, Tyler Beebe, Gage VanDriesen, coach Kyle Nichols, coach Bob Russell, coach Scott Rockwell, coach Paul Rockwell, batboy Ethan "Ya Ya" Nichols.
News Briefs Chelsea M. England, of Apalachin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig England, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology during the 2012 Commencement Ceremonies of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, held May 17. Sally Lowenstein, International Baccalaureate-Honors facilitator for Vestal High School, recently returned from a trip to Cardiff, Wales, where she had been invited to observe the Grade Award meeting for her subject area, IB Math Studies. Mrs. Lowenstein has been with the Vestal School District for 16 years and also teaches IB Math Studies. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier announced that it is one of only seven food banks in the country to receive a challenge grant from the Hussman Foundation of Maryland to purchase a new truck for the Food Bank’s nationally recognized Mobile Food Pantry Program. Feeding America, the Nations' Food Bank Network, made this opportunity possible in partnership with the Hussman Foundation. The $58,137 grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar by December 31, 2012. To date the Food Bank has raised $35,000 of the required match with Tioga Downs Casino Racing & Entertainment and the Triad Foundation making the initial donations.
The Town of Candor is still looking for any pictures of the dam prior to the Tropical Storm Lee flood of September 2011. FEMA is trying to determine the pre disaster condition of the seepage with the current seepage. The dam was repaired in 1997, so any pictures with low water levels after that date would be a great help. Contact Jim Douglas, (607)659-3175 x4, firstname.lastname@example.org The Open Hearts Dinner is held every Wednesday 5:00 to 6:30 pm at McKendree UMC, 224 Owego Street in Candor. Come and join in the fun. Whether you are looking for fellowship or a free meal this one's for you. The Tioga County Senior Citizens Foundation (TCSCF) last month presented a contribution of $100,000 for flood-related repairs and recovery to Tioga Opportunities, Inc.
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The Food Bank of the Southern Tier has received a grant in the amount of $5,000, underwritten by the Citizens Bank Foundation. These funds will be used to support the Food Bank’s summer feeding initiatives like the Summer Food Service Program Picnics in the Park and Summer Food Service Program Demonstration Project.
The Summer Food Service Program provides meals to children at risk of hunger during the summer break. The Summer Food Service Program Demonstration Project, provides an innovative alternative to enable children from low-income, rural, households to access healthy food during the summer.
Vacation Bible School in Apalachin Apalachin United Methodist Church invites all children who are 3-years-old to going into 6th Grade to "Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep With God!". Dive into the waters of God's Word and discover what it means to have deep faith. The fun begins August 12 and ends August 16, from Sunday 5:30 to 8:00 pm, Monday-Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Apalachin United Methodist Church, 303 Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin.
Each deep sea voyage includes a Bible Story in the Underwater Passage, along with science activities at the Exploration Station, art projects at Aquatic Arts, games at High Tide Hangout, snack at the Divers Diner, and singing new music. To be a part of all the excitement at "Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep With God", call the church office at 625-2733 for more information or to register.
Tioga United Way Acknowledges Grant The Tioga United Way would like to recognize the Community Foundation for South Central New York for a recent grant award, via the Dick and Marion Meltzer Fund. “This grant will allow the purchase of newer telephone and information technology equipment which will improve efficiency and responsiveness; and to
keep the United Way member agency funds dedicated to serving those in need.” said Brian Eldridge, Executive Director of the Tioga Untied Way. The Community Foundation for South Central New York is a focal point for philanthropy in the five-county region of Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, and Tioga Counties.
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As a way of giving back to those who have so heroically served and protected us, all proceeds from the ticket sales for the August 10 Oak Ridge Boys concert at Tioga Downs will be donated to the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group. In addition, Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment Jeff Gural has decided he will now personally donate $10 to the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group for every ticket sold for the concert. So, for every ticket sold, $20 will be donated. Tioga Downs will be continuing their successful annual Summer Concert Series with a concert by the chart-topping group Oak Ridge Boys! Renowned for such great hits as “Elvira”, “American Made” and “Bobbie Sue”, Oak Ridge Boys will take to the stage on Friday, August 10 outside and under the stars at Tioga Downs. Tickets for the 8:00 pm show are available for $10 at the Tioga Downs Casino Gift Shop and all Ticketmaster locations. “Once again, I look forward to our annual concert where all the
ticket sales go to help our veterans here in the twin tiers. Oak Ridge Boys is one of my favorite groups, and in appreciation for all that the veterans in the country have done to keep us safe, I will personally donate $10 for every ticket sold,” Mr. Gural stated. Last year’s Wynonna concert at Tioga Downs raised $40,870 through ticket sales, with Mr. Gural’s $5 match adding another $20,435 to the final amount that was then donated to the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group. Tioga Downs would like to say a further “thank you” to our Vets by holding a Veteran’s Appreciation Day on August 11, featuring a special $6 buffet from 4:00 to 10:00 pm (Veteran’s must have a Military ID and Player’s Club Card). Tioga Downs Casino is open year -round with video gaming machines, simulcast horse racing, restaurants, a sports bar and special entertainment events. It is located along the north side of NY Route 17/ I-86, two miles west of exit 62 in Nichols.
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NEWARK VALLEY DAYS in the Village of Newark Valley. 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 visit the Art show at the Village Hall from 47 and see hundreds of quilts draped across the pews down the road at the Congregational Church. On Saturday, visit our expanded craft show on the Green. Night Sounds, Martyman Band and New Appalachia will on the bandstand to entertain you with new and old favorites. We will have a wide variety of crafts for sale. We still have a few craft spaces available. If you are interested please call Dennis Carlin at 642-9552 to obtain an application Also, visit the amazing quilt show at the Congregational Church and check out the work of local artists at the Village Hall. The friendly folks from the Library will be also selling lots of books in front of the library to raise funds. Watch the new and expanded parade on Main Street at 11 am and then head over to the Train Depot for more music, games, activities and pony rides. Cheer for your favorite duck at the Rubber Duck race at the Trout Ponds at 1pm. Around 5 pm, head down to the Trout Ponds where there will be a bounce house, demonstrations and food. SLEEPYHEAD will play from 7:30-9:30 which leads right up to an exciting fireworks display after dark. Learn about history of the area by visiting the Bement-Billings Farmstead living history museum Saturday and Sunday from 12-4. It’s one mile north of the traffic light and this weekend all tours will be FREE! So set aside the weekend and prepare yourself for several days filled with fun and activities for the whole family.
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17th Annual Owego Baseball Tournament Champions Owego Little League (OLL) concluded two very successful tournaments in July. Here are the results from Tournament Co-Directors Mike and Elena Beyer: 12B: First Vestal Green; Second West Corners; Third Waverly. 12C: First Northeast Bradford; Second Maine Endwell Gold; Third Vestal Grey. 10U A: First Endicott; Second Vestal. 10U B: Nichols; Second Vestal Grey. 10U C: Owego. Second Endicott. Elsewhere Undefeated Owego 12B won the West Corners Tournament. Owego Minors Softball All Stars won the 2012 Owego Invitational Championship. Owego 12B, 12C and 10C competed in the Maine Endwell Tournament. Thanks Steve Lawrence Sports Columnist Steve Lawrence reflects on OLL's 61st season in the Ithaca Times: "Owego took a devastating hit last September. Their Little League complex was under five feet of water. When the water subsided, the fences were bent over, torn apart and full of leaves and dirt and debris. Tons of topsoil was washed away, the tractor was under water, as it looked as though the League
61st Opening Day would not happen. "Mother Nature took a big swing, but Kenny Winters, who has been around the fields as a player, coach and league official for 55 years, wasn't about to forfeit the game. "Ken and a host of volunteers came up with the $42,000 necessary for the rebuilding, put in hundreds of hours, and once again, the complex is among New York's finest. I played Little League ball with Kenny, and I'm proud to call him a friend. That community is very lucky to have him." Thanks, Steve. OLL thanks all for their extraordinary support to make the 61st regular and tournament seasons a success. Your 61st Season Memories Now it's time to write your reflections for the Historic 61st Season - The Great Flood of 2011 and The Recovery of 2012. Email your thoughts for the 61st OLL History to firstname.lastname@example.org OLL/Williamsport Updates on Web Site Follow the Williamsport Little League Tournament and OLL news as updated by Webmaster Eric Hawkins on the OLL/Facebook Website www.eteamz.com/owego
Enter Tioga County's "Small Town" YouTube Video Competition Hey, Apalachin, Owego, Newark Valley, Nichols, Waverly, Berkshire, Richford, Barton, Tioga Center, Candor, Spencer. . . Tioga County Tourism is pleased to announce a contest that is sure to be hit with our small towns across Tioga County. Communities, clubs, and individuals within Tioga County, New York, are invited to create a video using a music soundtrack that uses a "Small Town" theme (for example, John Mellencamp's "Small Town") and then get out in their small town and show us why it is such a great small town. You can lip sync, sing, dance or just play music from a song (under 5 minutes please!) with the "Small Town" theme in mind - the rest is up to you. Each entry must be uploaded to YouTube.com and have permissions to be downloaded. Then just link the YouTube video and send it to email@example.com by midnight on September 30, 2012. Each video will be loaded onto our YouTube Channel all at once and then we will invite the public to view and
vote for the videos that they like the most by clicking the "LIKE" button for that video. The top videos will be then be presented on a night to be announced in a "Sundance Festival" style event and great prizes will be awarded to the top three winners. Need help dubbing music to your video? To learn how to add the music to your video without copyright infringement - visit: http://google.about.com/od/ googleblogging/qt/audioswapqt.htm Here's an example of what Corning area did: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=wrEKo84AlJc Here's one from Grand Rapids, MI: Http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=ZPjjZCO67WI Make your small town proud and start getting the folks together today and have fun. We look forward to seeing what your small town sends us. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (607) 687-7440.
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Patricia's Little Learners Preschool is establishing a part day early childhood education program in Apalachin, at PlayYard Concepts, Inc. Campus on Barton Road off Pennsylvania Avenue. We nurture the WHOLE child, by developing lessons and activities that stimulate intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and creative aspects of your child's development. Your child will be offered large group, small group and individual lessons to promote learning that is interesting and fun. Indoor and outdoor activities will be offered daily as weather permits, so please dress your child appropriately for the weather. Apply sunscreen before leaving home because we will go out as often as possible. Parents will be responsible for snacks on a rotating basis, and will be notified on the monthly calendar. Parent drivers will be needed if field trips are to be offered as an extension to classroom learning. We can only go on field trips with parent participation. Currently Enrolling for the 2012 - 2013 School Year. Nursery School - 3 years old by November 30th. Contact - Patricia Corcoran to register for the fall. (607)222-3520 or email email@example.com
McDonalds on Hickory Park Road in Owego has been closed since the September 2011 flood. They will be demolishing the existing building and rebuilding at the same location this fall. Pictured above: Construction of the original McDonalds in 1976. Pictured right & below: McDonald's of Owego donated their playground equipment to the Town of Owego to be used in the Hickories Park. McDonalds installed a new playground at their restaurant. right, Clyde Stoltz (left), owner of McDonalds, and Charlie Hammond (right), Town of Owego Parks Superintendent, help with the removal of the equipment. Below, town workers remove the playground equipment August of 1997. Pictured bottom: McDonald as it looked during the flood of September 2011
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Big Ball Tournament to Benefit Jamie Winters A Big Ball Tournament will be held September 1 and 2 to help Jamie Winters pay for medical equipment. The tournament, which is sponsored by All Star Sports, will be held at the Owego Little League Fields. A 16-inch soft ball will be used. Prize money will be based on the quantity of teams entered. Mixed teams are welcome, there is no age limit. You must sign up by August 30. Contact Joe Bensley, 687-3108, or Kenny Winters, 972-9894. The event will also feature 50/50, raffles, and a full concession stand including hamburgers, hot dogs, salt potatoes, breakfast pizza, sandwiches, drinks, candy, and more.
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A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on July 27, 2012, at radio station WEBO's new home at 60 North Street in downtown Owego. The event celebrated the 55 Years of broadcasting and community service for News Radio WEBO 1330 AM and 107.9 FM.
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55 Years of Hometown Radio News Radio WEBO celebrated over 55 years in broadcasting with local leaders at their new station location in downtown Owego. In the last 5 years, WEBO has survived two major floods, broadcasting vital news and information to victims throughout Tioga County and Northern Pennsylvania. Owner and Station Manager Dave Radigan thanked his staff and his Station Manager and Owner Dave listeners for making WEBO Tioga Radigan (right) receives an official County's hometown station. Senate Proclamation from Senator Libous.
Letter to the Editor July 24, 2012 On July 12th, at the BOE meeting for the OACSD, I made a request for the Board to consider appointing a member of the public (taxpayer) to the committee responsible for negotiating the next salary increase for our teachers. I also recommended they consider, Mr. Haig McNamee, who has made a career of negotiating contracts for multi-national corporations, as that appointee. After six days of hearing nothing regarding my request, I emailed the request to Mr. David Barton, President of the BOE. David’s response (to follow) seems both arrogant and self serving and is hardly the response one would expect from a member of a Board which claims to be watching out for the taxpayers and the children they are charged to educate. David wrote: Mr. Chartrand, The district has put in place an experienced negotiation team for the last several contract negotiation cycles and has every confidence that this same team will be more than capable of achieving the goals that the Board of Ed will set forth. Regarding your comment that Mr. McNamee would serve as a representative of the tax paying public, I will note to you that the tax paying public has duly elected the seven members of the Board, and further-
more, soundly indicated in May's election that Mr. McNamee's services are not desired at this time. In consideration of the above, the Board of Ed rejects your request. Thank you, David Barton It will be interesting and refreshing to see what “goals the Board of Ed will set forth” and once achieved, what increase will be approved. Will these goals help control costs during these difficult economic times? Will these goals afford teachers the same increases in salary and benefits that the taxpaying public is experiencing, or will these goals continue to show increases this agra-rural community cannot afford? I once assumed it was pressure from the Bargaining Units which resulted in the very favorable pay and benefit increases the Bargaining Units received. Now I am told by Mr. Barton that the goals for the negotiations are set by the Board! Without taxpayer representation on the committee we can only wait and see what the BOE delivers. And yes, we can vote again, next May. Will out cost of $19,000 per student increase or decrease under the leadership of Mr. Barton? Joe Chartrand Tioga Citizens for Affordable Education and Excellence, Owego, NY
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Tioga Museum Opens First Responders Exhibit The Tioga County Historical Society Museum, located at 110 Front Street in Owego, has opened a special exhibit showcasing the history of Tioga County first responders. The exhibition features a century-old dress parade uniform from Newark Valley, an antique hose cart from Waverly, and a call box from Apalachin. Many photographs, memorabilia, and documents are also on display, as are several gleaming examples of firemen’s trumpets. Another highlight of the exhibit is a set of four lithographed prints, titled ‘The Life of a Fireman,” produced in 1854 by the famous duo Nathaniel Currier and James Ives. The prints are on loan to the museum from Hiawatha Company #4 of the Owego Fire Department. The exhibit honors all Tioga County first responders, but also marks the 150 th
anniversary of the official incorporation of the Owego Fire Department, and the 100th anniversary of the dedication of Owego’s Central Fire Station on North Ave. As part of the celebration, the museum is offering a commemorative local firefighting history booklet. TCHS wishes to thank the Owego, Apalachin, and the Newark Valley Fire Departments and the Newark Valley Historian’s Office for their gracious loans and participation in the exhibit. The exhibit will remain open at the museum until mid October. The Tioga County Historical Society Museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. For more information, please call 607687-2460, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit tiogahistory.org.
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