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Apalachin Lions Club Peace Poster Contest Winners
Winners of the 24th Annual Peace Poster Contest (Children Know Peace) are Alyssa Dudinyak, a student at Owego Middle School (OMS), and Marissa Scott, a student at Vestal Middle School (VMS). Alyssa and Marissa and their families were guests at the club’s October 26 meeting where Lions event chair Lion Terry White presented each of the winners with a $50 savings bond. Lion President David Whiting expressed the Apalachin Lions’ appreciation to teachers Sue Anderson from OMS
and Leigh Kaminsky from VMS for the time and effort they expended on the project. The Peace Poster Contest is sponsored by the Apalachin Lions and Lions International. More than 120 students participated in the contest. The posters of Alyssa Dudinyak and Marissa Scott will now go on for judging at the Lions district level. If selected, they will be forwarded to Lions International for judging against entries from over 150 countries.
Tioga County “Open for Business” Ribbon Cutting on November 10
The Tioga County "Open For Business" Ribbon Cutting will be at 11 am on Thursday, November 10, at the Tioga County Courthouse intersection. Everyone is invited to
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O Tannenbaum Winter Wonderland Grand Opening Nov. 12 at Tioga County Historical Museum
The Grand Opening of this year’s O Tannenbaum Winter Wonderland will be held on Saturday, November 12, at 10:00 am, at the Tioga County Historical Society Museum at 110 Front Street in Owego. Everyone is invited, and admission is free.
Enjoy coffee and donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts while listening to music by Rick Pedro. Check out the Holiday Shop and Bake Sale. Explore the special Space Toys Exhibition. And, of course, enjoy the many trees, wreaths, and special items for auction and the beautiful holiday atmosphere. The museum will have Christmas trees, wreaths and a variety of items as part of their silent auction. A “Holiday Shop” will offer a selection of gift items. A special “Tree of Honor” will be on display to present the names of individuals and businesses that have donated to the museum’s flood recovery costs. O Tannenbaum has become a premier holiday event and the most significant fundraiser for the museum, which was affected by the September 2011 flood. The volunteers at the museum look forward to providing an event for all to enjoy, as the community continues to recover from the recent devastating flood. For more information, go to www.tiogahistory.org.
Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 11:00 am Courthouse Square Owego
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Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand of the Great Bear Trio is the featured band for the contra and square dance from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Sunday, November 20, at Tioga Trails Café, Lake and Main Streets, Owego. Andrew and Noah use Celtic and Appalachian fiddling traditions in their original material, but are also influenced by Scandinavian harmonies, old-time Country and Bluegrass, Jazz, Swing; New England contra dance, Cajun/Zydeco, classic Rock, Alternative and Blues. In
2004, they were finalists in the “A Prairie Home Companion” Talent from Twelve to Twenty contest. Vikki Armstrong will be teaching and calling contra and square dances. Contradancing, like square dancing, is done to a walking step and is easy to learn. No experience is necessary. All dances are taught and prompted. Partners not required. General admission is $7; students and seniors (55+), $5; family maximum, $15. For information call Stu at 687-4034 or April at 657-8067.
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Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural (left) presents a check for $2500 to the Vestal Elks Club to help them offset the cost of helping our military overseas. Below Jeff Gural (right) presents a check in the amount of $25,000 to Brian Eldridge (left) for the Tioga County United Way to assist in flood relief.
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Coat Drive Continues Through Nov. 20 Clean, useable coats for those in need are being collected by St. Margaret Mary’s Youth Groups in Apalachin at all Masses through November 20. Other drop-off sites for coats are the Apalachin Library during regular hours; Johnson’s Pools & Spas, Rt 434, Owego; and Figures in Sweeny’s Plaza, Rt 434 Apalachin.
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Pancake Breakfast Thank you to all who came to our semi-annual pancake breakfast. During these difficult times it was wonderful to serve over three hundred people from our community. Neighbors sharing their experiences with the flood could be heard throughout the morning. The opportunity to relax, enjoy a breakfast and visit with neighbors from the community was enjoyed by all. Doug’s Fish Fry Doug’s fish fry was a huge success. They served 320 people and were out of food by 6pm. Thank you for your support. Fire Prevention Our fire prevention program kept members busy this month. We spent two Sundays at Jackson’s Pumpkin Farm which is always enjoyable with the children visiting Sparky our Fire Dog and seeing the ladder truck. Most were happy to receive our “fire hats”. One morning was dedicated to TJ Watson grades Kindergarten thru Second Grade. The parents say the children are really paying attention because they come home with “stop, drop and roll”, and a few other
phrases about fire! We ended the month by being at the Fall Festival at TJ Watson. Training Eighteen of our members attended a CPR / AED class at the station and are now certified to perform CPR. Thank you to all of you for your time and efforts during this training. Members also had the opportunity to do a hands-on auto extrication exercise at one of our drill nights. New Members We now have an Emergency Support Services group. This group will support the department during fires, incidents, etc., by providing food and beverages when members are out on calls for a period of time. There is always something for someone to do and we are always looking for new members. Another opportunity for the young people in our community, if you are sixteen (16) and have a desire to join our squad, Campville will be offering a Certified First Responder Class. Registration will be on December 28, at 7:00 pm, at station 1. We welcome you. Campville members wish to extend a Happy Thanksgiving to all.
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Above is a group of the Cornell students that came to help with the flood clean up at the Engelbert Farm in Nichols, NY. In the photo on the left are members of the Engelbert family as well as friends, including Rick Curtis who bused the students to the farm from the university campus. The Community Care Network of Nichols (CCNN) has been extremely busy helping with the flood cleanup in Nichols, Tioga Center, Barton, and other rural areas of Tioga County. Thanks to the support of their volunteers, they have been tirelessly distributing supplies out of the DRC located at the Nichols Elementary School. A few short weeks ago, a bus load of Cornell University students came to help with the clean up efforts at the Engelbert Farm. Most recently, members of the AmeriCorps NCCC have been housed at the DRC and have been very busy
helping out the communities. CCNN has been instrumental in coordinating those efforts. The Community Care Network of Nichols is a private not for profit organization which provides services like friendly visits, phone calls, referrals, and community programs. Its focus is the vulnerable population, especially the elderly and handicapped. Since the flood, CCNN has had to take on challenges that are typically not in their realm of service. But, they are committed to serving the communities and standing by them to help in any way they can.
Chicken & Biscuit Dinner—Campville The Campville United Methodist Church, 6110 Rt. 17C, Campville, will hold its Annual Fall Chicken and Biscuit Dinner on Tuesday November 8, from 4:00 to 6:30 pm at
the church. The cost of the dinner is $7.50 for adults, $4 for children, and free for children under 5. Proceeds will go to benefit the Champership Fund. Take-outs are available.
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Basketball Clinic to Support Tioga Theater
Photo of the marquee of the Tioga Theater taken on September 13, 2011
Symbolic of many of the lovely and architecturally pleasing buildings in the village of Owego is the Tioga Theater on Main Street. This theater has undergone numerous renovations over the years, but has managed to stay afloat. That all changed on September 8, 2011. The Tioga Theater needs our help. Having a theater in the village of Owego is vital, as it not only brings business to our merchants, it provides charm and character – two qualities we must
continue to nourish. On November 6, from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm, Owego Free Academy hosted a basketball clinic to support the Tioga Theater. Head Coach Chris Evans, along with Elmira NotreDame Coach Bill Hopkins, ran the clinic, which was open to both boys and girls in grades 3-10. All proceeds will go to support the Tioga Theater. To help or donate, contact Chris Evans at email@example.com.
OCTOBER 2011 PAGE 5 Tioga County Senior Citizens Foundation Grant Program Twenty-six nonprofit organizations in Tioga County have received grants totaling $50,500 from Tioga County Senior Citizens Foundation (TCSCF). The competitive grants were awarded in the annual grant cycle following reviews by the foundation’s grant committee. Grants from TCSCF are made for organizations that serve the needs and interests of senior citizens throughout Tioga County, New York Non-profit organizations may receive an application for 2012 by visiting the web site at www.tcseniorfoundation.com, by writing to TCSCF, P.O. Box 117, Owego, NY 13827, or by using e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications must be received by June 1, 2012.
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Auction to Benefit St. Patrick’s School and Food Bank St. Patrick’s School will host its 5th annual “Splendors 2011” fundraising auction beginning at 6:00 pm, Friday, November 11, at the Owego VFW, 207 Main Street in Owego. The event will benefit St. Patrick’s School with a portion of the auction proceeds donated to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. A full night of bidding excitement with good food, drink, and company is just $15 per person or $100 for a table of eight. The ticket price includes admission to the event, an auction number, heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and champagne punch. A cash bar will also be available. There is sure to be something up for bid that you just cannot be without. A Legacy Lunch Cruise for two in Watkins’ Glen, a SodaStream Soda Maker, Disney Park Hopper passes, a sleigh ride for two, patio furniture, and tickets to the Baseball Hall of Fame are just a few of
the many items making up the silent and live auctions. Purchase tickets at the office of St. Patrick Church from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon on Fridays, or by calling 953-9669 or 687-1068. During the September flood, St. Patrick’s School experienced flooding in the basement. Essential systems equipment Rental and a classroom were lost, forcing the relocation of students in preschool through fifth grade. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is committed to being the leading hungerrelief organization in the Southern Tier with the mission that no person should go hungry. Because of the flood, this mission has never been more crucial. Despite its own losses, St. Patrick’s School is honored to continue its auction tradition of donating proceeds to a deserving organization.
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2012 United Way Fundraising Campaign Tioga United Way thanks everyone who contributed so generously to help friends and neighbors recover from the recent flooding. These funds are being directed to flood victims who have exhausted all community, state and federal assistance. The 2012 Tioga United Way fundraising campaign will soon begin work towards their $300,000 goal. United Way volunteers will soon be calling upon local businesses to arrange delivery of pledge materials and assistance with
distribution and presentations. If you do not donate through a workplace campaign and would like to make a gift to Tioga United Way, consider the following options: Online by going to the web site: www.tiogaunitedway.com, over the phone by calling (607) 687-4028 with your credit card information, or through the mail by sending your donation to Tioga United Way, 24 State Rt. 96, Owego, NY 13827.
Waterman Center Events 403 Hilton Road, Apalachin, NY 625-2221 • Bingo Saturday, November 19 Doors open at Noon. Early Bird Bonanza at 12:45 pm. Regular Bingo at 1 pm. Cash prizes. All paper. Proceeds benefit Waterman. Food, beverages available. $3 Admission. • Little People Big People Saturday, Nov. 26, 2-3:30 PM Program for 3 and 4 year olds. Explore Brick Pond on East Front Street in Owego with a hike, snack and a story. (Child must be accompanied by an adult.) $2 members, $3 non-members. Call 625-2221 to register. • Barnes & Noble Bookfair Saturday, Nov. 26, 9 am to 10 pm As a fundraising event for Waterman
Center, Barnes & Noble in the Towne Square Mall in Vestal on Nov. 26 is donating a percentage of your purchases (except gift cards). There is no extra cost to you - when you pay at the checkout, say you are a supporter of Waterman Center. Waterman volunteers will have a table at the store to wrap your purchases. From 9am to 12 Noon, Waterman’s children’s table will have a nature related craft and share the beautiful illustrations and story in the book, “In November”. Support Waterman by ordering online at www.bn.com/mybookfair from Nov. 26 to Dec 1, 2011. Enter Bookfair ID 10575579 on the payment page during checkout.
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“OPEN FOR BUSINESS” RIBBON CUTTING November 10 The Tioga County "Open For Business" Ribbon Cutting will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 10 at the Tioga County Courthouse intersection. Everyone is invited to attend the event and to shop in Tioga County. For those that want to help us rebound from the flood...come to Tioga County - we want your business! Buying & Selling Games, DVD’s CD’s, Electronics, All Broken Jewelry
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HOLIDAY SHOWCASE Saturday, November 12, 10am - 4 pm. Get in the holiday spirit as Owego merchants create a festive downtown with music, Santa, entertainment and special sales and savings throughout the shopping district. A huge variety of gift and home items from over 80 dif-
ferent businesses. Santa will arrive at 11am, Owego Jazz Band at the Goat Boy, O’Tannenbaum Christmas Tree Display at the Tioga County Historical Museum and much more throughout downtown Owego. For more information go to www.ShopOwego.com 19 Lake Street, Owego, NY
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It’s not too early to start thinking about the upcoming holiday season! Last year, the “Lights on the River” Festival was an amazing success, drawing over 4,000 people into the streets of Owego. If you missed coming last year, you’ll want to be sure to mark your calendars and invite your family, friends and neighbors to come to Downtown Owego on Friday evening, December 2, with festivities beginning from about 5:30-8:30 p.m For more information go to www.ShopOwego.com
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A Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Sale and Celebration was held on November 3 at the Shoe Outlet at Route 96 Power & Paddle, in Candor, New York. The event was sponsored by The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce and the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce. Pictured above: Sue Signs cuts the ribbon.
Candor Events • American Red Cross Blood Drive - Friday, November 11, 1 to 6pm. Candor Fire Station, Route 96, Candor. • Holiday Bazaar - Saturday, November 12, 9am to 2pm, Chili & Soup luncheon 11am to 2pm, Veterans eat for free.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 17 Main St., Candor. • All You Can Eat Chicken & Biscuit Dinner - Saturday, Nov. 12, 3 to 7:30pm, Candor Fire Company Hall, 74 Owego Road, Candor. Free will donation.
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The Second Annual Ashlee’s Paws for Pets was a success! Ashlee Darrow, 11, of Apalachin, loves her animals and wanted to help homeless pets. She raised $507.15 and delivered a truck load of pet food and supplies to Stray Haven in Waverly. Above, Ashlee presents a check to Cindy Webster of Stray Haven in Waverly.
“Susquehanna Crossroads” Exhibit St. Patrick School Splendors Auction 2011 to benefit the school & Food Bank of the Southern Tier I am enclosing a check for _______ticket (s) @ $15.00 each or (s) @ $100.00 each
“Susquehanna Crossroads”, a series of artistically-rendered photographs by Karen Kucharski that highlight our connection with the Susquehanna River environment, will be on display through November 20 at Tioga Opportunities, 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd in Owego, during regular business hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and by appointment. The exhibition is free and open to everyone.
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Quilters Donate to Tioga United Way Tioga County, like many others in our immediate vicinity, is slowly recovering from the vast flooding damage that took place in September, 2011. The Tioga United Way, in cooperation with Tioga Opportunities, Inc., has been instrumental in channeling the many community donations into positive recovery goals. Dehumidifiers, heaters and fans are just a few of the items being provided to affected homeowners to aid in their recovery. Warmth of a different sort has also been distributed by these agencies in the form of hand-made quilts. Beautiful quilts, as part of the “Project Flood Tioga With Quilts” incentive sponsored by Pucky Huddle Delight quilt store in Candor; and quilts, crocheted blankets, and teddy bears made by The Caring Quilters Projects are providing a extra measure of warmth to Tioga homeowners. Jennifer Kopcho, owner of Pucky Huddle Delight stated that, “My wonderful customers, ladies in the community and quilters as far away as Canada have banded together in this generous effort to donate their time, skills and materials to help other people in need.” Jennifer and her daughter, Julie Van Keuren, have themselves also provided numerous quilts. During a recent sale at her shop, Jen collected a portion of her sales for the Tioga United Way. She has also offered a 20% discount certificate to any
quilter who provides a quilt, twin size or larger, for this effort, through December. Susan Kampp from The Caring Quilters says, “Tioga County comes first and the people of Tioga County are a very important part of the work that we do.” The Caring Quilter Project has made over 4,000 quilts since it was created in 2004. Some of their quilts were also given for distribution with the quilting effort being made through the Zion Lutheran Church in Owego. Quilts from both of these efforts are being distributed through Tioga Opportunities.
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Senator Tom Libous held a public meeting recently at the Town of Owego town hall where over 70 residents turned out to discuss issues mostly about the recent flooding, issues with FEMA, buyouts and economic opportunities for small business affected by the flood. The senator has also held several other meeting at other towns in the county that were effected by the flood.
Thursday, November 10 Tioga County Business Ribbon Cutting 11 am, at courthouse intersection in Owego. Tioga County is “Open for Business”. Friday, November 11 Bazaar & Flood Relief Fundraiser 4 to 8 pm, Dinner at 5 pm (ham and mac & cheese). Crafts, Baked Goods, Gifts. Park Terrace Church, 30 Glann Rd, Apalachin. Continues 11/12. Half of proceeds to be donated locally. Saturday, November 12 Bazaar & Flood Relief Fundraiser 9am to 3pm, Chili Lunch at Noon. Crafts, Baked Goods, Gifts. Park Terrace Church, 30 Glann Rd, Apalachin O Tannenbaum Grand Opening 10am to 4pm, Tioga County Historical Society Museum, 110 Front Street, Owego. Participant Reception 6 to 8 pm. Owego Holiday Showcase 10am O’Tannenbaum Grand Opening at Tioga County Historical Museum….10am Tioga Gardens Holiday Open House….11am Santa, Mrs. Claus and Elf arrive in Owego by Horse and Wagon….11:15 to 2:00 Horse and Wagon rides at Barleycorn ….11:15 to 1pm visit with Santa at Tioga County Council on the Arts ….11:45 and 2pm TerpsiDance! Ensamble at M&T Plaza….1 to 3:30pm Owego Jazz Band at Goat Boy….3-4pm Will Stafford Juggler on Front and Lake St. Fundraiser EXPO for Church 10am to 3pm, Owego Elks, Church & Main Sts., Owego. Benefits The Historic 1st Baptist Church of Owego. Crafts, baked goods, quality brand products. All profits go to church’s flood recovery. Sunday, November 13 Spaghetti Dinner 4 to 6pm, Owego Moose Lodge, Waverly Road, Owego. Gluten-free available. Raffles. Door Prizes. Sponsored by Owego Gymnastics and Activity Center. Presale tickets $6 (adult), $5 (seniors, children under 12). Tickets at the door $1
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more. Call 687-2458 or email OwegoGymnastics@stny.rr.com, . Thursday, November 17 Tioga Business Networking 5:30 pm, at Owego Treadway Inn, Rt 17C, Owego. Tioga County businesses are coming back strong and ready to do business. Saturday, November 19 Kid’s Book Fest 10am to 4pm, Owego Free Academy. 11am - author Katrina Morse. Noon - Zoo Mobile. 1pm Meet Suzanne Bloom. 2pm entertainer Johnny Only. Free. Food and snacks available for small cost (Gance’s catering) Sunday, NOVEMBER 20 Arts, Antiques & Crafts Fair 8am to 3pm, at Owego Elk’s Lodge, Church and Front Sts., Owego. BBQ chicken available. Sponsored by Owego Rotary Club. Annual Ski Sale 10 am to 3:30 pm at Brothers 2, 2901 Watson Blvd, Endwell. Sponsored by Triple Cities Ski Club. Bake Sale with proceeds for flood relief. www.TripleCitiesSkiClub.com Chair-ity Auction. 2 to 5pm, at Owego Treadway Inn and Conference Center, Rt17C, Owego. Cash Bar, Hors D’oeuvres, & Bank Sale. Local artists/students worked creative magic on 50 chairs & a pew were rescued from the curbsides of flooded homes and businesses. Proceeds benefit flood victims of Tioga County via TARP (www.tiogaopp.org). (607) 426-6023 or firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, December 3 Annual Craft Fair 10am to 3pm, Owego-Apalachin Middle School gymnasium, cafeteria, and lobby, 3 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego. Sponsored by OA Music Boosters. Touch of Christ Christmas Concert Features Gina and Gary McMyne, 6:00 pm, The United Methodist Church, 853 Pennsylvania Ave. Little Meadows, PA. Free will offering. Refreshments after concert
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Owego honors the defenders of liberty and freedom in Veterans Day ceremonies at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Tioga County Veterans Memorial. All veterans and the public are invited to attend and honor all who served. Dinner for Northern Tioga Veterans Newark Valley Historical Society invites Richford, Berkshire and Newark Valley veterans and spouses of deceased veterans to a free appreciation dinner at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Newark Valley Fire Station. Call 642-9516 for reservations.
Church Wreath Program for Veterans Churches may honor veterans at Christmastime by adopting a cemetery and placing an evergreen wreath at the main entrance. Families are encouraged to decorate the grave of their veteran. Tioga County participates in the national Wreaths Across America to Remember the Fallen, Honor those who served, and Teach children the cost of freedom we enjoy each day. For more information, contact Owego VFW Memorial Chairman Jim Raftis 687-4229 or email@example.com
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The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved over $5 million in Disaster Assistance Loans for residents and business owners in New York affected by Tropical Storm Lee. The deadline to apply for physical damage is November 14, 2011. “Currently, 124 home and business disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $5,768,500 for affected survivors,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. “We are pleased to be able to get these loans approved so residents and businesses in the disaster area can start to rebuild and resume their normal lives. With the November 14 deadline approaching, I encourage anyone who has not completed their disaster loan application to do so and return it as quickly as possible.” Those who need assistance in completing an application are urged to visit one of the Disaster Recovery
Owego Rotary Extends Raffle Deadline The deadline for the Owego Rotary raffle has been extended to December 15, 2011. Raffle tickets are $100 each and only 250 tickets will be sold. The grand prize is $10,000, second place wins $2,000, third place wins $1,000, fourth place wins $500 and fifth through 14th places win $200 each. The drawing will be held at the Dec. 20 Rotary meeting. You can purchase a raffle ticket from any member of Owego Rotary. Or contact Carolyn Wright at (607) 687-0229.
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Christmas Shop in Little Meadows The Christmas Shop in Little Meadows, Pa, will be open Friday, November 25 at 9:00 am, and will be open weekends for your Christmas shopping. Lots of great ideas for gifts.
Scrap Yard Open Sundays Ben Weitsman & Son scrap recycling facility in Owego is now open for business on Sundays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Tioga United Way Partners with Tioga Opportunities Through the generosity of many concerned citizens and businesses, the Tioga United Way received over $150,000 in contributions to be used directly for flood relief. With those funds, Tioga United Way has purchased infrared electric heaters, dehumidifiers, and fans to assist with victim’s home rehabilitation. Tioga Opportunities, Inc. has partnered with the Tioga United Way to handle the needs assessment and distribution of these appliances as part of their flood relief efforts.
A Christmas Story "A Christmas Story," will be on stage at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine Street, Owego on the following dates: Dec. 3, 4 (Dec. 4 is Sold Out), Dec. 9, 10, 11, Dec. 16, 17, 18. Friday and Saturday 8:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2pm and 8pm. General admission is $18, children 12 and under $10, Friday, students with ID $10, Sunday Seniors (60+) $15. Call 687-2130 for tickets, or go to www.tiahwaga.com.
Centers located throughout the impacted area. The deadline to return SBA applications for physical property damage is November 14, 2011. The deadline to return applications for economic injury is June 13, 2012. To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 800-621-FEMA (3362), (TTY) 800-462-7585 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-6592955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice @sba.gov. Those affected by the disaster may also apply for disaster loans electronically from SBA’s website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
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Church Devastated by Flood Moves Forward
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By Jill Darling
Annual Lions Club Senior Citizen Dinner The Apalachin Lions Club cordially invites you to attend the 48th Annual Senior Citizen Dinner on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at Donoli’s Restaurant Banquet Room on Route 434, Apalachin. Invitations are limited to residents of the Apalachin and Little Meadows communities. These are the areas
where the Lions Club solicits its funds to serve the local community. If you know a Senior Citizen in Apalachin or Little Meadows who would like to attend but did not receive a letter please have them call Lion Dick Masters 748-0857 or Lion Don Castellucci at 687-0965. Please RSVP by November 11, 2011.
My husband, Pastor Pete Darling, never thought he’d be cutting up trees inside the church hall with a chain saw, but that’s exactly what he did on September 8 after flooded creek water ravaged our church, Faith Christian Fellowship. Deer Lick Creek along Beach Rd. in Apalachin was so swollen that it diverted and went right through the church. Trees in the torrent smashed into the front corner, which forced the side door open and two trees sailed inside. During the night, trees shattered posts causing the overhanging entryway to topple and the front door to break off. The next day Pete waded through hipdeep water, ducked around the collapsed overhang, and climbed over a stack of trees that had battered the front of the building. Slogging through the mud inside felt like quicksand. Water had rushed through the lower level from floor-toceiling, breaking windows and left a watermark nearly three feet high on the ground floor. Three inches to a foot of mud covered the floors on both levels with ruined furnishings strewn about topsy-turvy. Thankfully the sanctuary was spared since it’s on a higher level. But the parking lot looked like a creek bed. Joel Lanz witnessed the flood and watched as trees drifted inside. A few days later, he and some friends helped with the cleanup effort. The crew shoveled mud into buckets, carried them upstairs and emptied them into wheelbarrows to be dumped on a pile outside. Lanz tried using an industrial hydroseeding unit, which can operate like a sump pump, to clear the mud in the basement, but the mud was too thick and heavy and took longer than the method they’d been using. So it was back to shoveling. To make things easier, Jeff Rudler brought his skid steer and the mud was loaded on its bucket to be dumped. Rudler left the skid steer for the church to use, along with a generator. Several Apalachin residents, to include Lanz, Rudler, Dick York and Ed-
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die Wavra, whom we’d never met, just showed up unannounced. Stan Payne came with his dump truck, backhoe and bucket loader to move trees. Bob Hollenbeck, who plows snow on our parking lot, brought his equipment and is doing outside work. We are so grateful. I have a broken wrist, so I did everything I physically could with one hand, in addition to coordinating workers and purchasing and gathering supplies. I’m so appreciative of the Apalachin Fire Department for the kind-hearted volunteers who gave out masks, cleaning supplies and water. The United Methodist Church in Apalachin let our workers use their restrooms and even gave us a dinner meal. Also, a big thanks to the crews who picked up the piles of debris and worked on the creek. I drove by New Life Ministries tent, set up along Main St. in Apalachin and stopped to get a few bag lunches. One of the women asked if there was anything else we needed. What we really needed was help— bodies. Even though church members and others shoveled endlessly, it was still a daunting task. Pete had shoveled mud every day for a week and was exhausted. We still had three-fourths of the lower level to do and needed more rugged guys. Later that day, thirteen young people and adults from New Life arrived and helped with the mud-busting effort! We were thrilled. We really needed the encouragement. The presence and enthusiasm of all the volunteers over the last month lifted us up and kept us going during this difficult time. In addition to family and friends, members of the Triple Cities Ski Club pitched in, along with Pete’s YMCA coworkers, where he works part time as a fitness instructor. Members of the Independent Community Bible Church in Little Meadows assisted, as well as teams organized by Calvary’s Love church in Johnson City, and a group from Alfred College. Fifty “Order of the Arrow” Boy Scouts had a blast demolishing sheet rock in the basement with sledgehammers. Normally, we’re the ones who reach out to others, but we really needed assistance this time. We’ve been truly blessed by the goodness of the people in this community and surrounding area. “God will provide. He’ll take care of us,” Pete said in his sermon, citing the hymn, “God Will Take Care of You,” which came to mind after the flood, especially when we found out that the insurance company wasn’t covering our damages. We’re thankful for the donations we’ve received so far. We’re currently meeting at the Independent Community Bible Church’s hall in Little Meadows, Pennsylvania, until our building is ready to move in to. Pete and others have worked at the church nearly every day that Pete isn’t working at the YMCA and we hope to reopen as soon as possible. Dave Rauschmeier, a bowling buddy of Pete’s, stopped at the church shortly after the flood and stood with his mouth open, staring in disbelief. “From what I first saw with all that mud inside, and now a month later—I can’t believe the mud is gone,” said Rauschmeier, a contractor who volunteers his time to help renovate the church. “It’s amazing!”
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Cooking on the Lite Side The Pumpkin I Didn’t Know By Chef Nick Cavataio
From childhood and through most of my adult life I have always related pumpkin with Halloween. The Jack-O-lantern, something you carve, lite-up at night for a couple weeks until it rots and then discard until you do it all over again next Halloween. Now after a little research and acquiring a taste for pumpkin flavored food and drink, I have discovered there are also many health benefits to enjoy. This wonderfully bright orange-yellow fruit being part of the squash family is rich in antioxidants, loaded with potassium, zinc and fiber. And let’s not forget the pumpkin seed; there have been many stories giving the pumpkin seed credit for a healthier prostate. Why you ask? It is the protective compounds within the little green seed called phytosterols that may be responsible for shrinking the prostate. So, with all that said let’s move on to couple yummy standby pumpkin recipes. Spiced Pumpkin Bread 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup water 3 cups white sugar 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingre-
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At the Apalachin Library www.flls.org/memberpages/apal.htm PO Box 163, 719 Main Street, Apalachin, NY 13732 (607) 625-3333 Alibrary1@stny.rr.com • Mystery Readers Tuesday, November 15, 1 pm Readers will discuss “Carved in Bone” by Jefferson Bass. • Tea and Tales Tuesday, November 29, 12:00 Noon Readers will discuss “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick • Books du Jour Monday, November 28, 7 pm Readers will discuss “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick. • Coupon Exchange We have a new bulletin board in our lobby that will be used for a coupon exchange board. Take any coupons that are on it and/or tack any on that you want to donate. • Friends Fundraisers Schwanns - order from a catalog (at the desk or online using campaign ID
36556) by November 15. Pick up date is Saturday, November 19. Order your special holiday goodies. Candlelight candles is offering us a fundraising opportunity. Look at our display in the lobby. • Lobby Book Sale Buy one book, get one free. • Gift Wrapping at Barnes & Noble On December 11, we will be gift wrapping at Barnes and Noble. Want to help? Just sign up on the desk. • Book Give Away Our area has been through a very hard time. From November 15 through December 15 we will be giving away new children's books and like new adult selections plus gift wrap. Please stop in and see what we have if this would be helpful to you.
Lions Helping with Tioga Flood Recovery The Apalachin Lions have set up on its web page (apalachinlions.com) the following three forms for your convenience: • Survey of Housing Status 1. Would you like temporary housing? 2. Do you plan to stay in your house this winter? 3. Is your house safe and secure? 4. Is your home habitable? 5. Do you have heat in your home? • The Flood Recovery Work Request This form should be submitted if you
need help with clean up, tear out, or rebuilding. If you need heaters, dehumidifiers, or fans, use this form. • A Volunteer Workers Sign-In Sheet This form should be submitted by every person who did volunteer flood related work on his or her own home, work on any other property, such as tear out, clean up, rebuilding, shelter work, coordination of flood relief efforts etc. Hours submitted will be credited to the local municipalities 12.5% share of flood costs.
Nichols American Legion Events Turkey Party, November 19, from 6pm to 10pm. Admission $5 includes turkey sandwich and beverage. There will be plenty of food, games and raffles. Breakfast is Back Every Sunday
beginning November 5, from 8am to 11am, adults $6 children $3. Clam Night The Legion will hold a Clam Night every other Thursday starting November 3, the next one will be November 17.
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TIOGA COUNTY FLOOD INFORMATION FROM THE
APALACHIN LIONS CLUB The Lions Club encourages every person who has worked on flood relief to take the time to fill out the VOLUNTEER WORKERS SIGN-IN SHEET. If properly documented, the hours on these sheets will be applied to the 12.5% share of the municipalities cost of flood related efforts such as road repair, trash removal, and the multitude of other expenses caused by the flooding. All volunteer time spent on your own property, or in helping other people, should be recorded. Any and all flood related volunteer work is eligible. Clean out, tear out, rebuilding, working in a shelter, recording or coordinating aid related activities, etc. should be put on the work sheet. You may have more than one person’s time on a sheet, and you may submit as many sheets as necessary to report all hours worked. If you are still engaged in voluntary relief efforts
we suggest you submit a record of hours worked to date, and periodically claim future hours on new sheets. Make sure you accurately record the location, i.e. TOWN OF OWEGO, or VILLAGE OF OWEGO. Separate work sheets should be used for work performed in different municipalities. The information on these sheets will be forwarded to FEMA and the eligible hours will be credited at the rate of $20.00+ per hour toward the municipalities flood cost. Submit your sheets to the address listed on the bottom of the form. Copies of the form; a form for people who have concerns about temporary housing, heating, safety and security; and a form requesting recovery assistance are available online at apalachinlions.com. Click on 2011 Flood Relief.
VOLUNTEER WORKERS SIGN-IN SHEET NOTE: THIS INFORMATION MAY HELP TO OFFSET SOME OF THE COST OF LOCAL RELIEF EFFORTS
TIME * (HOURS WORKED)
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* NOTE: Time noted is a best estimate of hours worked, including my property as well as aid to others at location(s) specified above.
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Send the form to: R. LeCount, Tioga County EMO 103 Corporate Drive Owego, NY 13827 Submit the completed form weekly or as required
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~ ARE YOU READY FOR DEER SEASON? ~ HOBY Leadership Workshop The Apalachin Lions Club, in conjunction with our parent organization (Lions Clubs International), is sponsoring a sophomore student from Owego Free Academy and Vestal Senior High School to participate in the regional Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) workshop. It will be held in the spring of 2012. The Apalachin Lions believe that HOBY will benefit the participant as well as his/her peers, the school, and the community at large. Ask your guidance department Kim Hakne at Owego Free Academy, and Rebecca Martino at Vestal Senior High School, about HOBY.
Christmas Basket Program With less than two months until Christmas, the Apalachin Lions is again preparing to help those people in Apalachin (zip 13732), Campville (zip 13760) and Little Meadows (zip 18830) who are in need of a Christmas basket. If you or someone you know is in need of a basket, please contact the Lions. All information remains confidential, and all requests and referrals will be investigated and processed by the Lions. Because of the larger than normal demand this year, all names must be in the Lions hands no later than November 21. Please mail contact information (name, address, phone number) to: Apalachin Lions Club, 407 Barton Road, Apalachin, NY 13732.
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Daughters of the American Revolution to Meet The Beulah Patterson Brown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet on November 12 at 1:00 pm at 325 Main Street, Owego. The highlight of the
meeting will be a Silver Tea for prospective members. Guests are welcome. For more information please call Cynthia Halstead at 607-6597259.
Penn York Jewish Community Establishes Fund with the Community Foundation The Penn York Jewish Community (aka Beth Israel Congregation) recently established an Endowment Fund for its charitable activities with the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) with an initial contribution from the Skeist family. The purpose of the fund is to support the charitable, scientific or educational purposes of the Penn York Jewish Community for the benefit of the community. The fund shall be
known as the Beth Israel Congregation Fund. The Penn York Jewish Community is located on Chemung Street in Waverly, NY, and draws its congregation from both New York State and Pennsylvania residents. For more information about the CFTT, contact them at (570) 888-4759 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.twintierscf.org
Healthy Community Partnership The Tioga County Healthy Communities Partnership (TCHCP) is seeking proposals from not-for-profit organizations, educational institutions, and municipalities that are committed to being active, long term participants in the TCHCP. Proposals should address the following disease areas: obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes or their risk factors. Project proposals should also include policy, system or environmental changes that lead to sustainable healthy lifestyle practices for residents of Tioga County. Interested and eligible entities should contact Joy Stalker at the Ru-
ral Health Network SCNY at 1-888603-5973 or email: email@example.com. Applications are due by December 1, 2011, with a January 1, 2011 start date. Information about the Tioga County Healthy Communities Partnership can be found at www.ruralhealthnetwork.org. The Tioga County Healthy Communities Partnership is funded through the Appalachian Regional Commission and is a collaborative community health project which focuses on policy, systems and environmental changes that support and lead to a healthier population.
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