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Owego’s Holiday Showcase Saturday, November 10, 9:00 am to 5:00 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 different businesses. For more info, visit www.owegolovesshoppers.com for a full 2012 schedule of activities for Holiday Showcase.
O Tannenbaum Winter Wonderland Grand Opening Nov. 10 at Tioga County Historical Museum
Beginning November 10, through December 15, O Tannenbaum, the Tioga County Historical Museum’s annual fundraiser and premier holiday showcase, will open at the museum at 110 Front Street in Owego. O Tannenbaum is one of the largest income generating events for the museum, with multiple trees, wreaths, and other items up for silent auction. The museum donates trees and wreaths to participating businesses and individuals, who then decorate the trees, adding their own personal flare or specialty items. All proceeds from the auction directly benefit the museum and help pay for operational expenses throughout the year. Come visit the museum during this wonderful holiday time event. It is fun for all; whether you are a child or just young-at-heart.
Apalachin Lions Club Peace Poster Contest Winners
Owego Middle School (OAMS) student Chloe Ryan and Vestal Middle School (VMS) student Cate Reynolds and their families were guests of the Apalachin Lions Club at the club’s October 24 meeting. The two students were winners of the 25th Annual Peace Poster Contest Imagine Peace sponsored by the Apalachin Lions and Lions International. Over 120 students participated in the contest.
Chloe Ryan and Cate Reynolds' winning posters 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. Lions event chair Terry White presented each of the winners with a $50 savings bond. President John Whiting expressed the Apalachin Lions' appreciation to the teachers
Splendors Auction Benefits St. Pat's Bid high, and bid often! St. Patrick School will host its “Splendors Auction 2012” beginning at 6:00 pm, Friday, November 9, at the Owego VFW, 207 Main St. The event will benefit St. Patrick School with a portion of the auction proceeds donated to Allied Christians of Tioga. This is the sixth year for the event, and it has become the largest annual fundraiser for St. Patrick School. A full night of bidding excitement with good food, drink, and company is just $15.00 per person or $100.00 for a table of eight. The ticket price includes admis-
sion to the event, heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, champagne punch, and an auction number for the silent and live auctions. Purchase tickets at St. Patrick School from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or by calling 6871770. A book of auction items will be distributed to ticket holders the week of November 5. Donations of goods and services from local and nationwide businesses continue to arrive daily and will continue to do so right up to auction night.
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Jerry Pierce, a case manager with Tioga Opportunities, Inc. in Owego, was presented the Robert J. Uplinger Award for Distinguished Service for his volunteer and professional efforts since September 2011 assisting numerous families to recover from the devastating damage they suffered from Tropical Storm Lee. The award was made at a Tioga Opportunities staff meeting on Friday, October 5, at the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players Theater in Owego. Mr. Pierce was nominated for this prestigious award from the New York State & Bermuda Lions Foundation by the members of the Apalachin Lions Club and several members of the other four Lions Clubs in the County (Owego, Spencer-Candor, Tioga-Nichols and Waverly) were present for the surprise presentation. Local Lions Clubs sponsor a number of service projects in their communities that benefit their neighbors and improve the quality of life for all. Mr. Pierce received a personalized, engraved plaque, a congratulatory letter, and a handsome lapel pin. The plaque includes the following statement: “In recognition of your unselfish and untiring efforts on behalf of victims of the 2011 flood in Tioga County” Established in 1993, the Uplinger Award is named after the 55th Lions Clubs International President (1971-72) and honors outstanding Lions and nonLions or organizations that perform exemplary service to a Club, district, or community. These honorees possess the highest examples of Lionistic character, ideals, purpose, and service. The award is presented in recognition of the recipient's service, and is the highest honor in Multiple District 20 (NY & Bermuda). The NYS & Bermuda Lions Foundation is a state-wide non-profit dedicated to helping Lions clubs throughout the state (and Bermuda) bring larger projects to
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their communities via matching grants. In 2011, the Foundation awarded the local district Lions an emergency flood relief grant of $2,500 which, along with an emergency grant of $10,000 from the Lions Clubs International Foundation in Chicago and other funds donated by Lions and citizens throughout our area amounting to over $22,000, were used to help local people clean-up and repair their homes. Lions administered these funds directly and also through the Tioga United Way and Tioga Opportunities with the cooperation of the Tioga Area Resource Partnership (TARP) Committee; Lions from Apalachin and Nichols participated in the TARP committee as the relief efforts unfolded. The New York State and Bermuda Lions Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that assists in the support of charitable efforts of Lions Clubs throughout New York State and Bermuda. The Foundation solely, or in conjunction with Lions Clubs, foundations and other organizations, provides its assistance through a grant process or through direct or indirect programs and services with an emphasis on sight, hearing and humanitarian services. Since its founding in 1992, the Foundation has approved more than $362,000 for service projects that have improved the quality of life in many communities in New York and Bermuda. Its mission is to provide District-Wide support for worthy projects, which would otherwise be beyond the means of individual clubs or districts. More information about the Foundation can be found on its website at http://md20lf.org Tioga County's
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Sammifest Benefit on December 2
Sammifest, a fundraiser for Analida "Sammi" Garrett of Apalachin, who was diagnosed with cancer of the lung that metastasized to the spine, will be held on Sunday, December 2, from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm at the Vestal Elks Lodge, 2071 Vestal Parkway W, Vestal. There will be a pasta dinner with meatballs, music, raffles, bake sale, Christmas presents wrapped for a donations, and more. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6 to 12, and free for those ages 5 and under. Tickets are sold at the Vestal Dollar Store or through email@example.com. You can find SammiFest on Facebook, or sammifest.tumblr.com. Donations can be made to: Benefit for
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Tioga Acting Guild (TAG) will soon be operating as a not for profit theatre group which will offer live theatre at low costs to the community. TAG’s goal and mission is to provide quality theatre while raising funds for local charities and non-profits. TAG hopes to make enough revenue from its theatre productions to be able to donate funds for charitable organizations as well as sponsor cultural events free to the public. This makes TAG stand out from all other theatre companies in the area.
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TAG began in 2006 when Tioga Central High School moms Robin Benesh and Kelly Schweiger created it as a means for the high school students to have additional opportunities to be involved with live theatre. Since then, TAG has become a community theatre group, putting on live performances as fundraisers for the Community Care Network of Nichols, Tioga Opportunities Inc., and Winding River Players, Inc.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends
Remembering to be Thankful
Virtual Turkey Drive for Food Bank The Food Bank of the Southern Tier announces its 3rd Annual Virtual Turkey Drive, sponsored by Tioga Downs Casino Racing & Entertainment, is underway now through December 31. For the third year, Tioga Downs has provided the Food Bank with a generous gift of $10,000. The gift will be used to distribute turkeys to help feed our neighbors in need during the holiday season. In addition, Tioga Downs will match up to $20,000 in funds raised for the 3rd Annual Virtual Turkey Drive. Donations are tracked by county across the Food Bank’s service area including Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins. 100% of donations raised in each county are used
to acquire turkeys for distribution in that same county. Turkeys are distributed through the Food Bank’s network of more than 160 hunger-relief member agencies including food pantries. Last year’s Virtual Turkey Drive raised over $25,700, allowing the Food Bank of the Southern Tier to provide its hunger-relief member agencies with more than 2,300 turkeys for local families in need. Help provide our neighbors in need with a bountiful holiday meal. Make a gift today to the 3rd Annual Virtual Turkey Drive. Log on to www.foodbankst.org to make a secure online donation.
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Richard W. and M. Gay (McHenry) Seymour will celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary this month. They were married on Saturday, November 15, 1947, in Endicott, N.Y. The Seymours were residents of Apalachin for 50 years, and owned Seymour's Hardware from 1945 to 1975. In 1997, they moved to Vancouver, WA, and have recently become residents
of San Jose, CA. The couple have two daughters, Cynthia and husband Rod Schisler of San Jose, CA., and Rebecca Seymour and husband Greg Lueck of Vancouver, WA. They have five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Richard's brother Howard and his wife, Emily, Seymour live in Newark Valley.
Community Calendar FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Blood Drive - Nov 9, 1 to 6pm, Candor Fire Station, Rt 96, Candor Pork Loin Roast Dinner - Nov. 9, 4:30 - 7pm, Zion Lutheran School, 3917 Waverly Rd, Owego. Take-out available. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Pancake Breakfast - Nov 10, 8 to 10 am, Sponsored by Candor Valley Riders Snowmobilers Club. Beebe Sap House, Rt 96, Candor. Donation Owego's Holiday Showcase - Nov 10, 9am to 5pm, downtown Owego. Snowzilla Run, Music, Horse & Wagon Rides, Santa Claus, shopping, and more. www.owegolovesshoppers.com/ SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Candor Emergency Squad Open House & Pork Chop BBQ - Nov. 11, 11am to 2pm, at their garage, 56 Main Street, Candor. Equipment simulations at 1:30 pm Pre-sale tickets member, 659-5529 or emailing email@example.com. Only 200 dinners will be prepared. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 St. Brigid Parish Turkey Party Nov 15, 7:00 pm, St. Francis Church Hall, Friendsville, PA. Also a Bake Sale sponsored by the Altar & Rosary Society. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Fall Craft Fair - Nov. 17, 9am to 3pm, Apalachin United Methodist
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HOLIDAY TOY & FOOD FUND RASER Saturday November 24 8-11pm Music by Gene Hummel Donations being taken of new toys (unwrapped) and non-perishable food Basket Raffles • 50/50 • Munchies Proceeds to be donated to the Apalachin Lions
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Americans for Restoring the Constitution Meeting - Nov 19, 7pm, Vestal Public Library. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 Benefit Lasagna Dinner - Nov 24, 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Candor American Legion, 90 Spencer Rd, Candor. Benefits Monica McGavin. Bake Sale, DJ, Chinese Auction, 50/50 Raffle. Special drawings for those wearing pink at the benefit. Tickets $10, free for ages 5 and under. Make financial donations to: PO Box 151, Candor, NY 13743. DECEMBER "A Christmas Story" - Dec. 6 (Thurs.), 8, 9, Dec. 14, 15, 16. Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm. Gen. Admission $18, Children 12 and under $10, Fri. Students w/ID $10, Sun. Seniors 60+ $15. Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine St., Owego. Call 607-687-2130 for tickets, www.tiahwaga.com.
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YES! LEADers from Owego Free Academy attend YES! Ignites, a full day training where they learned valuable leadership and life skills. More than 500 middle and high public speaking skills, which will help school students from 14 different school when they go into classrooms later this districts throughout Broome, Tioga and year. YES! LEADers are role models Chenango counties came together last who are providing younger students month for YES! Ignites, where they with a good example on how to live a learned role modeling, leadership and drug-free life.” public speaking techniques. Students YES! LEADers will organize dozens will use these skills as they participate in of group presentations for elementary the peer leadership program YES! school students, create monthly bulletin LEADS. board displays, and sponsor poster conYES! Safe Choices for Kids is a parttests, family movie nights and other nership between Senator Tom Libous school and community events. and Lourdes Hospital. YES! works to By the end of the school year, YES! help kids in our area learn skills they LEADers will show more than 6,000 need to resist using alcohol and drugs. elementary school students across three YES! also provides parents with useful counties practical ways they can resist tips and fun activities they can use as using alcohol and drugs. starting points in talking about substance Attending last month's training were abuse with their kids. students from Afton, BainbridgeSenator Libous, who developed Guilford, Chenango Valley, MaineYES!, said, “I’m very excited to kick-off Endwell, Norwich, Owego-Apalachin, this year’s YES! LEADS program. Seton Catholic, Susquehanna Valley, These are great kids who are making a Tioga Central, Union-Endicott, Vestal, difference in our community. This trainWaverly and Windsor school districts. ing helps to develop their leadership and
Wine, Beer Tasting Fundraiser - January 18 A Fun Friday Night to Benefit Local Students The Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Event with Silent Auction will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Owego Treadway Inn from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Tom Westcott and “The Revelers” will provide lively entertainment and local restaurants will provide scrumptious refreshments. Nearby wineries, breweries, and cheese houses will showcase their products with samples. Local businesses and residents generously provide a wide variety of goods and services for the silent auction that always generates excitement as the winning bids are announced. Tickets are available for purchase at Scott Smith & Son, Lawler’s Liquor Store, or any OA Foundation member.
Advanced ticket prices are $35 per couple and $25 per person. Tickets purchased at the door of the event will be $40 per couple and $30 per person. Designated Driver tickets will be $10. Hosted by the Owego Apalachin Foundation for Excellence in Education, this annual event is the primary fundraising initiative. The Foundation is a nonprofit community organization that provides grants for innovative programs benefiting children in our area as well as scholarships to four OFA seniors who will pursue a career in a youth-oriented field. For more information, call Terri at 687-6772 or visit www.OAFoundation.com.
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Remembering George Cheresnowsky, "Mr. Owego Little League Baseball"
George Cheresnowsky, 92, died October 13, 2012. For 59 years, he was "Mr. Owego Little League Baseball" and his wife, Marguerite, was known as "Mrs. Owego Little League Baseball." The second baseball diamond at Hyde Park is named George and Marguerite Cheresnowsky in recognition of their years of dedicated service to the youth of the Owego area. Baseball was George's lifelong love after his family. He was president of the Owego Little League eight times in two decade years of 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1977, 1978 and 1979 during the league's expanding years. Williamsport tapped George to be Seventh District Administrator in a territory of the Southern Tier that covered from Waverly to Oneonta. He was respected for his dedi-
cation to youth, the principles of Little League Baseball, and the opportunity for all kids to play the game. Having grown up in the Depression, George knew hard times, and he vowed in the 1950s that no kid in OLL would pay to play Little League Baseball. OLL is proud of its 61-year legacy to George's vision. Photographer Fred Brown of The Community Press took and published an Opening Day picture that captures George's lifelong loves and principles. The picture is in the Williamsport Little League Museum. George loved to go to Williamsport for the Little League World Series. George is standing at the Elks Flag Pole between now George and Marguerate Cheresnowsky and Nick Raftis Memorial Fields. He's holding his Williamsport Little League Baseball cap. His right hand is over his heart in a salute as the American and POW flags are raised and the national anthem is sung by Owego Elementary Students/ Athletes. He was a role model for all Little Leaguers for respect to the Stars and Stripes. What's meaningful about this picture? As Elks Youth Chairman George procured and dedicated this flag pole on Independence Day July 4, 1967, to the youth to encourage patriotism, right after OLL moved to Hyde Park from McMaster Street. George is a decorated WWII veteran with battle stars. He was in charge of a 300-soldier motor pool. He used this war time experience to successfully run the OLL in peacetime.
Spaghetti Dinner Benefit on November 18 A Spaghetti Dinner Benefit will be held on Sunday, November 18, to assist with medical bills for Patti Yoder Clark in her recovery and rehabilitation from two strokes and two heart surgeries. The dinner will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 pm
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New Meadowlands LLC President Jeff Gural has named Jason M. Settlemoir as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the New Meadowlands, effective Tuesday, November 6. Settlemoir has run Gural's two New York racetracks, Tioga & Vernon Downs, since operations began in 2006 and will remain Vice President of Racing and Sponsorships for both of those properties. The 2006 Lew Barasch Breakthrough Award winner, he is the current USHWA Chairman of the Board, a USTA and HTA Director and the Simulcast Director/second Race Announcer for The Little Brown Jug. "Our focus is on improving the racing experience for the fans, with emphasis on customer service and strict attention to detail," Jason explained. "Jeff's desire is to return The Meadowlands to its rightful position as the greatest harness track in the world and I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to help him realize that goal. I have the support of a strong staff we have assembled at Tioga and Vernon and look forward to working with the
existing Meadowlands employees and New Jersey horsemen. After seven seasons, I know Jeff's priorities and how he wants things done at his racetracks." Jeff Gural had this comment on the decision; "I'm confident in Jason's ability to execute my vision for The New Meadowlands. We share a passion for racing, realize that the status quo isn't working and remain convinced that new ideas and promotions are vital to racing's survival. The success that Jason has enjoyed at Tioga and Vernon along with the experience he has gained and people skills he has developed while in that position have prepared him well for this next step in his racetrack management career." Settlemoir will spend the next two months cultivating the simulcast business at both The Meadowlands and Winners at Bayonne while preparing for the return of live racing at The Meadowlands on December 28. He will commute between the New York and New Jersey properties for the near future and may be reached by phone at (201) 460-4025 or (607) 699-7588 and by email at email@example.com.
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Tourism Office - The Tioga County Tourism Office is seeking volunteers to assist in the fulfillment of area brochure racks throughout the county. The hours are flexible and dependant on the season and rack location. If you are interested and would like more information about this volunteer opportunity, call 687-7440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Income Tax - Volunteers are needed to help senior citizens with filing income tax. This program is sponsored by AARP, and is free of charge for taxpayers. Come and join the group in Tioga County and provide a much needed service. All training materials and software are provided for you. For details, call Dick Nier at 687-9261 or email email@example.com.
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NV and Tioga Alumni Basketball Night - Dec 29 The Newark Valley Basketball Alumni Night will be Saturday, December 29, and this year former Tioga players have been invited to join in the friendly competition. If you are a man or a woman who is a former varsity basketball player from Newark Valley or Tioga, and would like play in this year’s alumni games, register on the Alumni page at NVBasketball.com. This year’s alumni games will include NV vs. NV and Tioga vs. NV matchups. The final format, including times, will be decided once the event date draws nearer. Registered Tioga and NV basketball alumni can also enroll in the afternoon shooting competition. This year’s competition is an 18-basket golf-like shootout dubbed BasketGolf. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers. Former varsity Cardinals and Tigers who register by December 1 will receive a T-shirt indicating team color, at least one alumni game to compete in,
enrollment in the afternoon shooting competition, and insurance coverage for the evening’s competitions. Varsity alumni who want to participate must pay an entry fee of $20 on the night of the event, register before Dec. 1 to guarantee yourself a T-shirt. Admission for the event is $4 for spectators 13 years or older. Concessions, audience contests, giveaways, apparel sales, and other attractions will also be featured. The Alumni Games Night is put on by Newark Valley Basketball Corporation, which supports, promotes, and helps fund the playing of basketball at all levels and genders in our communities. The Alumni Games Night is just one of many basketball events sponsored by Basketball Corporation. Visit www.nvbasketball.com for more information.
Holiday Share-A-Thon, Free Ham Dinner The annual Share-A-Thon will take place on Sunday, December 2, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Tioga Central High School Cafeteria. Bring an unwrapped gift or make a monetary donation and receive a free ham dinner. One gift equals one dinner and all gifts are donated to local families in need of our support this holiday season. Any gift is welcome, especially board games and hand held games (please include batteries)/ Personal hygiene products are also needed.
Entertainment will be provided by Tioga Center School Student Musicians from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Accordion and Bag Pipes from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, and Phillips Head Band (Dean Smith, Paul Phillips and Tom Woodburn) from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Please join with the Community Care Network of Nichols to help insure a happy holiday for many while enjoying a delicious meal and great entertainment.
Tioga County Veterans News Veterans Day 11-11-11 Owego and Tioga County will "Honor All Who Served" on Veterans Day 2012 at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month or 11 am Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Tioga County Veterans Memorial and Tioga County Union Memorial on the south lawn of the Tioga County Court House in Owego. 11-1111 celebrates the ending of World War One and the origin of Armistice Day changed in 1954 to Veterans Day. By attending, the public honors all American veterans, both living and dead. Veterans Day thanks living veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. All veterans, their families and friends are urged to attend to receive deep appreciation for the sacrifices they have made to keep our country free. Tioga County's fallen heroes of Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, WW II and I and earlier wars will be rendered honors by wreath laying by Gold Star Mothers/Families, Tioga Post 401 American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, Tioga County Marine Corps League, Veterans of Modern Warfare of Afghanistan and Iraq, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 480, and Glenn A. Warner Post 1371 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies and Men's Auxiliaries. Thanks to cooperation from Tioga County churches and fire chiefs, at 11 am church bells/chimes will ring and Fire Departments will remember veterans with a siren salute. All citizens wherever they area are asked to pause for a moment of silent tribute and gratitude to veterans. VFW Post 1371 Honor Guard will post the colors. Invocation and benediction. POW/MIAs will be remembered at the Missing Man Table. Roll Call - Final salute to veterans who have died since
Memorial Day. Prayer for active military especially in Iraq and Afghanistan. Families and churches must provide their names to be read. Welcome home to all veterans especial from Afghanistan and Iraq. A Civil War of 1861 to 1865 Sesquicentenary remembrances by the Daughters of Union Veterans. After the park service, the VFW Post 1371 will have a 70th anniversary charter signing ceremony in Glenn A. Warner Memorial Hall. Organizers invite the community to celebrate, support, and show their gratitude to veterans and active military alike on Veterans Day 2012.
Veterans Remembered During the Holidays Tioga and Bradford County churches are encouraged to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the seventh annual Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, December 15, by placing a wreath at the front entrance to one of our 100-plus cemeteries. Families of veterans are asked to honor their veterans by placing a beautiful wreath and observe its contrast against possible sparkling white snow. This program teaches children the importance of proudly and patriotically honoring these courageous soldiers. Thousands of wreaths will be laid at Arlington National Cemetery and simultaneously at 750 participating locations across the country and overseas. An estimated 150,000 volunteers will participate as part of the Wreaths Across America mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. Church pastors are encouraged to hold a wreath explanation program at services on Sunday, December 9 or 16. Source: www.wreathsacrossamerica.com.
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Owego Free Academy Girls Varsity Volleyball, coached by Britney Horton, finishes 2012 season undefeated for the second year straight. OFA has won each match 3-0. The Indians have won this season at UE, Johnson City, and Windsor tournaments.
Owego Snowzilla 5K Run Have you signed up yet to run/walk the Owego Snowzilla 5K? Run or walk to kick off the Holiday Season in Owego. Help support the holiday attractions at the Lights on the River Festival on Dec. 7, and Dec. 6, 2013. The Snowzilla 5K begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 10. The Kids' Run begins at 11:00 am. 5K pre-registration is $15; 1.6K Kids' Run $7. Pre-registration deadline is November 9 at 12:00 Noon. To register on
5K day of race, $20; Kids' run $10. The Kids' run is for 5-12 yrs only. There will be prizes for different age groups. All runners will receive a free embroidered knit hat, bottles of water, and a variety of refreshments after the race. Check out the www.snowzilla5K.com for map route, registration form and more information, or call 687-7440 to register. Credit cards accepted.
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Vestal Central School District tops “Business First’s” upstate school district rankings for second year “Business First” has rated the academic performance of 39 public school districts in the Binghamton-Elmira regional area based on four years of test data from the New York State Education Department. According to the publication’s headline “Vestal sets the pace for Binghamton-Elmira school districts”
with a number one ranking in the area. “Business First” included school districts in Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware and Tioga counties as part of the Binghamton-Elmira area. The rankings reflect the collective performance of each district's public schools from grade K - 12. The rating formula analyzed four years of data from the NYSED, covering the period from 2008 to 2011.
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Lions Christmas Basket Program
Lions 5K Run a Success
With less than two months until Christmas, the Lions are again preparing to help those people in Apalachin (zip 13732), Campville east to the Broome County line, and Little Meadows (zip 18830) in need of a Christmas basket. If you or someone you know is in need, please contact the Lions. All information remains confidential, and all requests and/or referrals will be investigated and processed by the Lions. It is essential that all names be in the Lions hands not later than November 21. Mail contact information (name, address, phone number) to: Apalachin Lions Club, PO Box 317, Apalachin, NY 13732 On October 20, 2012 the Apalachin Lions Club held its Inaugural 5K Run through the streets of Apalachin. Ninety-one runners met at the gates of the Apalachin Field Day Grounds at 10:00 am for blowing of the horn by Lion Vince Hawley. Just 15 minutes and 37 seconds later, Sam Williams, 17, of Warren Center, PA, crossed the finish line to take top honors. Other top honors went to Mike Murphy taking Top Male Runner completing the race in 16 minutes and 55 seconds and Lynann Lorenz, Apalachin, being the Top Female Runner with a time of 19 minutes and 54 seconds. The Apalachin Lions Club would like to thank everyone who helped out with this day. Thank you, Lopke Gravel for
sponsoring the event. Also, the following local business for their support: Jeff Kies Auto Sales, The Kitchen Store, Penn Ave Motors, Wegman's Markets, Owego Pharmacy, Donalis Restaurant, Sweeny's Market, Chat-AWyle, Apalachin Auto and Truck Repair, Jodi's Ultimate Creations, The Terrace Tavern, Susquehanna Printers, Apalachin Physical Therapy, Tioga County Community Press, Bud's Place, Wal-Mart, Southern Tier Recycle, Price Chopper, Visions Federal Credit Union, Tops Markets, Dr. Hoda, MD, Apalachin Family Care, Yates Cellar Winery, Colman and Danielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home, Nick's Garage, and Big Dipper Lastly, a special thanks has to go out
to Susan Schultz, the Broome Triathlon Club, and the Apalachin Fire Department. Sue acted as the guiding force behind this event. Previously, she has organized the Fireman Field Days 5K and also volunteers with the Triple Cities Runners and Binghamton Triathlon Clubs. She was able to get several volunteers from the Triathlon Club to work our registration table and start/finish lines. The Apalachin Fire Police and EMS for assisting on the course the day of the race. They manned the several busy intersections to keep the runners safe. The Apalachin Lions hope this event continues to grow in Apalachin and want to see you at the 2nd Annual Apalachin Lions 5K Run on October 19, 2013.
Railroad Program Michael Connor, an expert on the local railroads in this area and the Erie railroad, will present a program on the removal and realignment of the Erie, NY Central and DL&W tracks in Corning. The program will be at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, November 14, at the Methodist Presbyterian Church Hall in Painted Post, NY. The program is free and everyone is welcome.
Free Dinner for Veterans The Newark Valley Historical Society will honor veterans and the spouses of deceased veterans from Richford, Berkshire, and Newark Valley with an appreciation dinner at 4:00 pm on November 11, at the Newark Valley Fire Station on Route 38. Veterans and spouses of deceased veterans may bring a guest to the free event. To make reservations, call the Newark Valley Historical Society at (607) 642-9516. For more information, call Marcia Kiechle at (607) 642-8967.
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Check out our new prices and photos of completed work on our web page www.Mobile-Joes.com A Ribbon Cutting and Open House was held on October 12 at Castle Gardens to celebrate recent renovations to the front of the building complex. The Hearth at Castle Gardens, 1715 Castle Gardens Road in Vestal, provides senior living. For residents who need help with personal care, the Enriched
Living or licensed home care services can be delivered directly to their apartments. Castle Gardens also provides state-of-the-art memory care at Keepsake Village. For more information contact Theresa Cornelissen at (607) 7485700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mystery Dinner Theatre Coming to Owego The Owego Methodist Church has recovered enough from the 2011 flood to present a mystery dinner theatre on
Friday, Nov 16, and Saturday, Nov 17, at 6:00 pm at the church, 261 Main St, Owego. Call 687-2417.
Christmas Shop in Little Meadows The Christmas Shop in Little Meadows, Pa., opens November 23 and weekends, 9:00 am till dark. The
Christmas Shop is on Cemetery Road. Watch for signs.
Sarah Brewer, Jessica & Christy Ford Move to Colour Sarah Brewer and Jessica and Christy Ford (the twins), announce their move to Colour, a full service hair salon located in the University Plaza in Vestal. "We wish to welcome our current
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