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The heavy rain started on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, causing severe flash flooding. By Thursday, September 8, as it continued to rain, the Susquehanna River and creeks overflowed and flooded the area. By the time it was over, the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee had dumped more than 11 inches of rain on Tioga County on ground already saturated by Hurricane Irene. The Susquehanna River crested in Owego at around 40 feet - much higher than the previous records of 35.9 feet in June 2006 and 33.18 feet in April 2005. The flood of 2011 has caused severe damage throughout the area,
but due to the quick response of local emergency agencies, there was no loss of life. A big “thank you” goes out to all the volunteers who are helping our community recover from this catastrophe. The volunteers included individuals, organizations, and business from throughout the state and nation. If the flood of 2005 was the “100 Year Flood” and the flood of 2006 was the “500 Year Flood,” then the Flood of 2011 must be the “Millennium Flood.” Let’s hope future generations will only experience a flood like this by reading or hearing about it - and not by living through it.
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15th Annual Coat Drive St. Margaret Mary’s Youth Groups
in Apalachin will be collecting clean, useable coats for those in need at all Masses now through November 20. Coats can also be
dropped off at the Apalachin Library during regular hours, Johnson’s Pools & Spas in Owego, and Figures in Sweeny’s Plaza, Rt 434, Apalachin. Thank you in advance.
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Due to severe flooding in the Southern Tier, the final three race nights of the 2011 race season at Tioga Downs had to be canceled. Over the ten days that followed the devastating flooding in the area, both Tioga Downs’ employees and Jeff Gural came to the aid of local agencies trying to help families affected by the disaster. Jeff Gural (Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment) personally
donated $75,000 to aid in the relief, while the Tioga Downs’ horsemen’s group (STHHA) donated $25,000. On Saturday, September 17, Tioga Downs hosted its Sha-Na-Na concert, and donated all ticket proceeds to local agencies to aid the flood relief victims in the local area. The days after the water receded and families were able to get into their homes near the racetrack to begin cleaning up what was left behind, employees of Tioga Downs delivered food and water during the afternoon hours. For the past ten days the maintenance and track facility staff has been working hours on end to help the families near Tioga Downs with their clean up. Tioga Downs has directed these families to leave all of their items which need to be thrown away, anything from couches to dryers, on the curb of the road and the maintenance staff will be by with a dump truck and front end loader to haul it away for them at no charge. “The flooding in our area has been devastating and we have agreed to continue aiding in the clean up of our area until our neighbors are back on their feet” said Jason M. Settlemoir, VP of Racing and Simulcast. Tioga Downs also reached out to its suppliers and bought supplies for the local Fire House which has been set up as a relief area in Nichols. Some of the supplies donated by Tioga Downs’ suppliers and itself have been 20 cases of breathing masks, gloves, paper towels, Clorox, bathroom tissue, mops, and numerous other items. For more information on Tioga Downs visit www.tiogadowns.com .
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Rummage, Bake Sale - Oct 15 • THE FLOOD OF 2011 Many thanks to our community for your cooperation and help during the Tropical Storm Lee flood. Our volunteer Water Rescue Team was out on 24 hour shifts; our volunteer members helped direct traffic on Route 17C to get vehicles/trucks to their destinations via side roads with the help of copied maps and directions; our station was open to the public 24 hours to help distribute dry ice, water, MREs, and cleaning supplies; our station was manned for 24 hour fire and ambulance coverage; our members formed crews to help close roads that were impassable; we welcomed a crew from Mattydale for 72 hour assistance and a crew from Olive for 24 hour assistance; and many other assignments too numerous to list. Through the first three days the station was without electric and running on a generator and members were unable to get to food stores. Thanks to Jim at Kristofor’s for pizza, wings and salad on Wednesday. We also want to thank a group of neighbors in Crestview who donated cooked food and food supplies to us. Our kitchen was open 24 hours for EMS personnel, firefighters, sheriff deputies, state troopers and anyone else who came in hungry. We were also able to supply a shelter with food supplies that had none to feed hungry evacuees because of our neighbor’s generosity. Many thanks. Many of our volunteers gave their all, lost time at work, left their homes and families, spent many hours at the station answering calls, etc. It was a trying time
for everyone. We are most thankful that we had no fatalities and had enough manpower to be able to perform all assignment given, a total of 87 calls. • NEW MEMBERS This month Campville had four new members sign up: Michael Weinmann, Casey Ford, Curits Daniel and Matthew Starr. Welcome all. Both Casey and Curtis are second generation fire department members. Matt was our volunteer “chef” for a few days helping out in the kitchen during the storm. • DOUG’S FISH FRY Join us for Doug’s Fish Fry takeout fundraiser on Wednesday, October 12, from 11am to 6 pm for a delicious fish sandwich, fish dinner, shrimp dinner or scallops dinner. • PANCAKE BREAKFAST Join us for our fall pancake breakfast on Sunday, October 16, from 8 to 11:30 am. You’ll enjoy our pancakes, French toast, home fries, sausage, juice and coffee. As always, it’s a free will offering. We look forward to seeing you. • FIRE PREVENTION WEEK October 9 thru October 15 is National Fire Prevention week. “Protect Your Family From Fire” is the 2011 theme. Campville volunteers will be visiting TJ Watson School on Friday evening, October 28. • JACKSON’S PUMPKIN FARM Come join Campville’s ladder truck and Sparky on 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, October 9; and 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, October 16 at Jackson’s Pumpkin Farm. Have a happy and safe Halloween!
Newark Valley Fire Dept Open House An Open House at the Newark Valley Fire Department will take place on Saturday, October 15, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Highlights of the event include a live fire-
extinguisher training, firefighting demonstrations, kids' activities, Sheriff program: "Safe Child", Burnie the Clown, & Doug's Fish Fry.
A Rummage and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, October 15, from 9:00 am to 2;00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Little Meadows, PA. The bag sale portion will begin at 1:00 pm. Lunch will also be available. Winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves will not be available because these donated items are being collected in boxes located at the First Liberty Bank and at the DandyMart in Little Meadows for free distribution at the church, to those in need, in October or early November.
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Pancake Supper - October 7 The Waverly Family Resource Center (FRC) will hold a Pancake Supper Fundraiser at the Church of the Redeemer, 201 South Wilbur Avenue, Sayre, PA, on Friday, October 7, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. All you can eat pancakes, sausages, fruit, milk & coffee. Cost is $6.00, and $3.00 for children 5 and under. Funds from this event will
help the recovery efforts for the Owego FRC which was seriously damaged in the recent flood. The Family Resource Centers in Waverly and Owego are education programs of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County. They provide free play space, parent and child activities and parenting education.
Bishop Visits Flood Victims The Most Rev. Bishop Matthew H. Clark of the Diocese of Rochester visited flood victims in Tioga County on Sunday, September 18. The Bishop also presided at the 9:00 am Sunday Mass at
St. Patrick Church in Owego, and spoke to parishioners of St. Margaret Mary Church in Apalachin at the 10:45 am Mass.
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HARVEST DINNER: Annual Harvest Dinner, October 14, 4:30 – 7pm at St Margaret Mary Church, Pa Ave., Apalachin. Take out available—call 607-6253191 10/11 BUYING TRAPS and trapping equipment call 607-687-2337 11/11 THINK CLEAN UP: we can help with hauling, clean outs, local moving, house cleaning, lawn work. Call for free estimate 607-699-0212 11/11 NEED IT CLEANED OUT & HAULED AWAY? One room to the whole house. Also: garages, barns & sheds. MK’s AFFORDABLE CLEANOUTS 607-2177455 12/11 CHUCK’S CHAIR CANING: Save that old family heirloom. Chair caning at reasonable rates. For more details go to: ww.chuckschaircaning.com or call 607321-9148 10/11 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 November issue. Please send in form below by October 25.
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Serving Upstate New York for 37 Years Local volunteers help the Salvation Army prepare meals for the flood victims. The salvation Army set up at Countryside Community Center in Owego as their base of operations for distribution of meals to the flooded areas from Binghamton to Nichols. Food service vehicles were brought in from all over New York State to help out in the effort. To make a donation, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and make sure to state that the donation is for the “Disaster in Tioga County”
Fall Festival Dinner - October 8 A Fall Festival Boiled Dinner will be held on Saturday, October 8, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at St. Mark’s Episcopal
Church at 17 Main Street in Candor. Good will offerings will be accepted.
St. Pat’s Students Find Temporary Classrooms After Flood Water from last month’s flood filled the lower level classrooms and basement of St. Patrick’s School on Front Street in Owego. While repairs and renovations began, the students resumed classes on Monday, September 19, at temporary locations. Students in Pre-K 4 through Grade 5 relocated to the Our Lady of Good Counsel Church and School building at 701 Main Street in Endicott. Classes for students in the Pre-K3 program are being held in St. Patrick Church’s McAuley Center, which is located directly behind the school
and did not receive flooding. Students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 are being bused from their home by their school district at their regular pick-up times. The before and after school care program known as SPECK will operate at the McAuley Center during its normal hours with the regular pick-up and drop-off procedures. The school’s annual Fall Festival which was scheduled for September 30 and October 1 was cancelled.
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Call to register Kathy Hansen School of Dance 14 George Street, Owego N.Y. 607-687-5684
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Boat launched from McFall Road, Apalachin Photo by Sarah Sedor Stuart Hall, Brent LaBarr and Fran Mayr, members of the South Corning Volunteer Fire Dept.
Photo by: Sarah Sedor Nicky Stewart and Tarah Blend of Broughton Drive in Apalachin opened their homes to neighbors in need
Firefighters distribute water and dry ice at the Apalachin Fire Department
Photo by Sarah Sedor Photo by Bill Walsh Marshland Rd, Apalachin - firefighters were unable to reach this house on fire.
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Ti-Ahwaga Player’s Postpone Performance of “Death of a Salesman” As a result of the September flood, the Ti-Ahwaga Community Player’s in Owego sustained damage extensive enough to cause the postponement of the October production of Death of a Salesman, which has been moved to the opening of the 2012-2013 season. While this postponement presents many challenges, The Ti-Ahwage Players will continue to do what they do best: entertain a community more in need of that than ever. The group hopes to have all their utilities repaired and restored in order to present Nancy Kelly and the Young Giants of Jazz concert scheduled for October 29, 2011. This year will be the 10th season of
producing A Christmas Story. Because of events surrounding the flood, a third weekend has been added which will include a free performance for flood victims and their families. In a press release, the Ti-Ahwaga Players stated, “While keeping in mind our own current challenges, this is also a time when the Ti-Ahwaga Players will do everything we can to give back to the community that has supported us for 53 years.” The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players normally perform five plays each year from October through June. For more information about the TiAhwaga Players, call 687-2130, or go to www.tiahwaga.com
Candor Fall Festival The Candor Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Fall Festival October 7 to October 9 throughout the Village and Town of Candor. Come celebrate at this annual event featuring the annual Woodcarver’s Show, 16th annual quilt show, tours of area businesses, wine tasting, bake sales, yard sales, family fun and much, much more. Iron Kettle Farm will host its annual Spooktacular Pumpkin Display and Fall Festival at its Route 96 location. Side Hill Acres Goat Farm will host vendors, farm tours, atlatl demonstrations and more at this location on Spencer Road. Other businesses participating in this year’s festival include: Route 96 Power
& Paddle, Pucky Huddle Delight, Tioga State Bank, Thunderbird Atlatl, Mill Pond Antiques, Warner’s Stoker Stoves, Kathy’s Korner Gift Shop and The Petal Pusher. Community groups and area congregations participating include: The Chamber of Commerce, McKendree Methodist Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Candor Congregational Church, the Masonic Lodge, American Legion Post No. 907 and The Village Chapel. Brochures listing events, locations or times are available throughout the community or check out the Candor Chamber of Commerce web site at www.Candornychamber.org
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Saturday, Sunday and Monday October 8, 9 & 10, 2011 10am to 4pm Location: Oxford Academy High School Gym 50 South Washington Ave., Oxford, NY 13830 Admission: $4.00 adults, children under 12 free (must be accompanied by an adult)
Roadshow style event with Genie Barnes AQS Certified & nationally renowned Quilt Appraiser Genie Barnes will be giving verbal appraisals FREE of charge for new or vintage quilts or quilted clothing from 10:00-3:00 on Saturday - Limit 2 items per person. From 3:00-4:00 she will provide written appraisals for insurance. Written appraisals are $35.00 each and require an appointment. If you are interested in a written appraisal, please call Kim at 607-843-6837 for a time slot. If there is enough interest, Ms. Barnes will return on Sunday for written appraisals.
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Apalachin Highway Clean Up Would You Like to Help? The Apalachin Lions club is looking for help with clean up of Rt 434 on Saturday, October 15, at 9:00 am. The clean up crew will meet at BEAM ELECTRONICS on Rt 434. The amount of time normally spent is approximately 2 hours to pick up trash on a three-mile
stretch of Rt 434 in Apalachin. Please bring gloves, and dress for the weather, all clean up supplies will be furnished. For more information or questions give call Lion Vince Hawley call on 6252365.
Food Distribution - Oct 5 in Apalachin On Wednesday, October 5, low to moderate income individual and families are invited to participate in a Mobile Food Pantry Distribution sponsored by the Apalachin Lions Club in partnership with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. The distribution will be held on
October 5, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at St Margaret Mary Catholic Church parking lot, 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin, NY. Please bring your own bags or boxes. Call Food Bank of the Southern Tier (607) 796-6061 with any questions
Blessed Trinity Parish Flood Damage The buildings of Blessed Trinity Parish in Tioga County were damaged in the September flood. The church halls of St. James’ Church in Waverly and St. John’s Church in Newark Valley had water. There was water in the classrooms at St. Margaret Mary’s Church on Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin. St. Patrick’s Church and School in Owego were hit the hardest. The church hall had two feet of water. The McAuley
Center and the old rectory also had some water in the basement. St. Patrick’s School on Front Street in Owego had water in the lower level classrooms and basement up to the ceiling. St. Patrick hired SERVPRO to cut out walls, clean, and dry flooded areas including the classrooms and basement of the school, church hall, and the basement of the rectrory.
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Owego United Methodist Church Damaged The Owego United Methodist Church on Main Street in Owego suffered much damage in the September flood. The church had about 10 feet of water inside Fellowship Hall and throughout the Connector Building which houses the Library, Youth Room, Music and Youth Director's offices. Everything in these areas is a complete loss. There was nearly six feet of water in the first floor
of the Educational Building, damaging the Chapel, Nursery and two classrooms. The Wesley House had about five feet of water. There was about four feet of water in the basement of the parsonage. Until further notice, Sunday Worship Services will be held at 11:00 am at St. Patrick’s Church at 300 Main Street in Owego.
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BUSINESS NEWS Tioga Business Show Postponed The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce has postponed the Annual Business Show until January 2012
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Harvest Dinner in Apalachin - Oct 14 A Harvest Dinner will be held from 4:30 to 7:00 pm on Friday, October 14, 2011, at St. Margaret Mary’s Church Hall, 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin. The menu includes roast pork,
vegetables, rolls, homemade pies, and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children under 5. Take outs will be available. Call 6253191.
Chopping Block Will Not Re-Open After 30 years in this community the Chopping Block in Apalachin is sadly closing because of damage from the September flood. Their future as a hair salon is as yet uncertain. “We wish to thank our customers
and we hope to serve you in a different venue very soon.” Jody Zimmer from the Chopping Block will be working at Jodi’s Ultimate Creations (570-396-5384 or 607-625-3705) at Sweeney's Plaza in Apalachin.
Holiday Fair Expo & Chicken BBQ Nov 5 in Newark Valley The 9th Annual Holiday Fair Expo will be held on Saturday, November 5, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Newark Valley Fire Department Hall, 7151 Rte. 38, Newark Valley, NY The event will feature more than 20 Vendors and Crafters for Holiday Shopping and Special Orders. Admission is free. A Chicken BBQ will be held from
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Tioga County Historical Society News By Kevin Lentz Acting Director, Tioga County Historical Society We would like to update you on the situation at the Tioga County Historical Society Museum. The damage caused by the recent flooding due to Tropical Storm Lee was substantial. A great portion of our collections, research center, offices, and supplies were affected. We would like our supporters to know that we are working hard with a professional recovery team to salvage and restore as many materials as possible and thoroughly cleanse the building to ensure the safety of our visitors in the future. The museum will remain closed until further notice. However, know that we are working to move forward and continue our operations. We will hold our annual O Tannenbaum fundraiser as planned. If you are interested in assisting our
recovery efforts, we encourage you to contribute to our disaster recovery fund. At this time, we need all the support the community can offer. We would greatly appreciate any contribution you can make, especially in these times of hardship. In addition, if you have any office furniture, we are in great need of chairs, desks, and file cabinets. Please consider giving to the Tioga County Historical Society. On behalf of the staff, volunteers, and board of the Tioga County Historical Society, I would like to express concern and sympathy to those affected by the flooding. We hope everyone is safe and well. As the community rebuilds, know that our county’s history and stories will continue to be preserved and told for generations to come. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Auditions for “A Christmas Story” The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players will hold auditions for “A Christmas Story” on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Men, women, and children (8 to 12 years old) are invited to audition. Actors should prepare a short monologue and may be asked to read
from the script. Show dates are December 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at the TCP Theatre, 42 Delphine Street in Owego. Rehearsals will begin on October 18. Call 687-2130 to schedule an audition.
Clean up on North Avenue in Owego.
PA PELLETS • ENERGEX • BAREFOOT INSTANT HEAT • DRY CREEK Starting at:
BAGGED COAL DELIVERY AVAILABLE ON PELLETS & COAL
Owego Agway Endicott Agway 38 West Ave.
116 Jennings St.
TIOGA COUNTY COMMUNITY PRESS__________________________
Tioga County Rural Ministry Is Open The Rural Ministry is open for anyone who needs assistance with food. Their pantry is open and well stocked. The are located at 143 North Ave in
Owego. If you have any questions please call them at 607-687-3021. The TCRM is happy to be able to help our community in this time of need
Loan Program for Small Businesses The Tioga County Industrial Development Agency (TCIDA) has announced a 0% loan program for Tioga County small businesses that have been impacted by Tropical Storm Lee. Potential borrowers must make a one page application to the TCIDA. Loan amounts will not exceed $10,000 and the loan will be unsecured. The term of the loan will be three (3) years. Loan payments may be deferred for three (3)
months. There will be no application fees associated with the program. Funds may be used for the purchase of electrical/ mechanical equipment and/or labor related to replacement/service to electrical/ mechanical systems. Please contact the TCIDA at (607) 687 -8259 or by email at TinneyL@co.tioga.ny.us for application and loan process details.
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NORTHERN LIGHTS LAMP SHOP 105 S. Duane Ave. Endicott, NY 607-748-1447 877-506-7678
Hours: T-F 9-5; Thurs 9-7 Saturday 9-5 www.NorthernLightsLampShop.com
BRING YOUR LAMP IN FOR A NEW FABRIC SHADE LARGEST SELECTION IN THE AREA
• New Tiffany Style Lamps • • Floor Lamps • • Porcelain Garden Night Lights • • Table Lamps •
• LAMP REPAIRS •
545 South Main St., Nichols, NY 607-699-3353 Mon-Fri 9-5:30; Saturday 9-4; Sunday 9-3 • SLEEPING BAGS • KNIVES • KID’S CAMO • • BACK PACKS • HUNTING & CAMPING SUPPLIES •
• BOOTS • SHOES
~ TIME TO GET READY FOR BOW SEASON ~
403 Hilton Road, Apalachin, NY 625-2221
Bingo Saturday, October 1 and 15 Doors open at Noon. Early Bird Bonanza at 12:45 pm. Regular Bingo at 1 pm. Cash prizes. All paper. Proceeds benefit the Waterman Center. Easy and fun for entire family. Food and beverage available. $3 admission.
Volunteer Naturalist Meeting Wed., Oct 12, 9:30 to 10:30 am All volunteers are invited to our meeting to discuss opportunities for helping out at Waterman Conservation Education Center. If you are not yet involved, this is the perfect time to start. Pumpkin Carnival Saturday, October 29, 11am to 2 pm
Join in the Halloween Carnival excitement at Waterman Center. There will be food and lots of games and prizes for carnival goers of all ages. There will be a special game of “Spider I Spy”, face painting, a Halloween relay race, and an array of
carnival sports. Feel free to come in costume. Kids ages 4 and up are $5. Adults and kids 3 and under are free. Halloween Hikes Saturday, October 29, 6 to 8:30 pm Hike on candlelit trails and meet costumed interpreters dressed as forest creatures, such as a bear, deer and an opossum. These engaging animals will converse with visitors about themselves, such as what they like to dine on and how they cope during the cold winter months. There will be a storyteller at the bonfire, face painting for the kids, crafts and more. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Feel free to wear a costume. Hikes leave every 10 minutes. The hike will take up to one hour and is not frightening. Phone 625-2221 for reservations or details. Registration is highly recommended for this unusual event so call early and reserve your spot. $6 for members, $8 for non-members. Kids 3 and under free
At the Apalachin Library www.flls.org/memberpages/apal.htm Alibrary1@stny.rr.com PO Box 163, 719 Main St, Apalachin (607) 625-3333 • Crafters Thursday, October 13 & 27, 2 pm Craft time for anyone interested in getting together to work on a craft that they like or to learn something new. • Mystery Readers Tuesday, October 18, 1:00 pm Readers will discuss A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch. • Books Du Jour Monday, October 24, 7 pm Readers will discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Rob Van Buskirk, a cell and molecular biologist at BU will join in the discussion. • Tea and Tales Tuesday, October 25, 12:00 pm A discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
• History of Apalachin Library Assistant Dai Newman is working on a history of Apalachin. She is framing pictures to hang in the meeting room so anyone can stop in and look at them. We have a lot more materials dealing with the history of the library. Would you have some free time to help us put together scrap books or photo albums? We are setting up a table in our new workspace and would like to invite interested people to help. If you (or you and a friend) would like to be involved, please let us know. Lobby Book Sale Buy one book and get one of the same kind free.
$300 TAX CREDIT
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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Route 434, Owego, NY 687-2872 (next to 84 Lumber)
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
NAME THAT TUNE TRIVIA - Sat Oct 29 (every last Saturday of the month)
Bryon Wolf –First Thursday of the month Karaoke –First Saturday of the month
The Terrace The Friendly Neighborhood Tavern Rt. 434, Apalachin, New York 625-3935
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TIOGA COUNTY COMMUNITY PRESS
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Sweeneys Plaza, Rt 434, Apalachin
Gift Certificates Available Case Discounts on non-sale wines
Select Text wines - 750 ml ………………………. $9.99 Vendange White Zinfandel - 750 ml ……………. $3.89 White Nights Premium Vodka - 1.75 L …..…… $18.99 Bellows Vodka - 1.75 L …………………………. $11.49 Castle Grisch Seneca Dream (Red or White) - 750 ml ……………… $4.89 Canadian Leaf Whiskey - 1.75 L ……………….. $14.99 The Parkview Restaurant, Front Street, Owego.
~ ONLY 6 MILES SOUTH OF ROUTE 434 ~
LITTLE MEADOWS, PA. 570-623-3508 Open: 7 Days A Week 10:00 am till closing
19 LAKE STREET, OWEGO Specializing in fun and games for the entire family
SERVING LUNCH & DINNER HOMEMADE SOUPS HAPPY HOUR ~ 3:30 – 5:30 Mon–Fri
Tues. –Yuengs & Wings Special Wed.– Cans & Clams Special! Fri.- Ribeyes & Lobster Special
Planning for the Holidays
Call us for your catering needs
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HOURS: Monday – Friday 10 am -5 pm ; Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
1429 Main Street, Apalachin, N. Y. 625-3015
A “Big Thank You” to the employees and their families of Nick’s Garage and the Community Bank NA, along with all our family, friends and customers who helped get us back open after the flood
Flo & Nick