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On Thursday, November 10, a special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held in downtown Owego at the intersection of Front Street and the Court Street Bridge to emphasize that Tioga County is open for business after the September flood. The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce, the Tioga County Economic Development and Planning Department, and the Tioga County Tourism Office launched a major effort to promote Tioga County businesses. The red ribbon was cut by Martha Sauerbrey, of the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce.
The annual Lights on the River was held on Friday, December 2, in downtown Owego. The event brought hundreds of shoppers to Owego for their holiday shopping. More photos inside of Lights on the River and the Holiday Showcase. Support your local merchants this holiday season.
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The annual Newark Valley Holiday Magic Festival will be held on Saturday, December 10, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Pictured from last year’s festival, Santa arrives in Newark Valley. For more details and supporting merchants, see page 14.
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Employees at Tioga Downs Casino are doing their part to help the community this holiday season. The staff raised $10,294 for the Tioga United Way, smashing the $9,000 fundraising goal set. In addition to the employees’ donations, American Racing and Entertainment (ARE), the parent company of Tioga Downs, is matching the amount and ARE chairman Jeffrey Gural is making a $5,000 contribution, bringing the total donation to $25,588. “It’s wonderful to see the corporate benevolence that exists in some places and this contribution is a tribute to that benevolence,” said Tioga United Way Executive Director Brian Eldridge. “I can’t tell you how much we appreciate that. It’s just neat the way Tioga Downs looks at the community. It goes from the top to the bottom. When the employees see the chairman at Tioga Downs giving the way he gives, it’s a perfect example of shadowing the leader.”
“This is a great accomplishment during these tough economic times and, as always, I am proud of to be part of this team,” said Jason M. Settlemoir, Tioga Downs Regional Vice President of Racing and Simulcast. Settlemoir also serves as the United Way’s annual campaign chairman. “Anything we can do to help,” said Jeffrey Gural, chairman of American Racing and Entertainment. “It’s been a challenging year for many people around our area and I’m very proud of our employees for stepping up to the plate during the holiday season.” The vision at the United Way is: As the recognized Tioga County leader in developing and nurturing the capacity of our community to care for people, we will provide for our community’s changing needs through donors, volunteers, staff and service providers, working together as the heart of a compassionate system.
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Give a Gift Certificate to shop the Historic Owego Marketplace (HOM). Order your HOM gift certificates online at www.owegolovesshoppers.com. They are good for more than 20 retail stores in downtown Owego that are members of the Historic Owego Marketplace. The businesses are listed on the back of the certificate where they can be used. Individual certificates can be pur-
Business Directory/ Buyers Guide Available The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Chamber Business Directory and Buyers Guide is now available. Stop by the Chamber’s office for a copy. The directory contains a complete list of Chamber members, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and website addresses. The directory also lists businesses by their classification, similar to the yellow pages or other business guides. The Chamber Membership Directory is included in all relocation packages and is a helpful tool for new residents and businesses looking for goods and services.
chased from $25 to $100. You can also purchase them from the Tioga County Tourism Office at 80 North Avenue in Owego and at the following businesses: Riverow Book Shop, The Goat Boy, Katie’s Kreations, Country Décor, Sincerely Yours, Tender Loving Care by Maureen, and Quilters Haven Support your local businesses this Christmas season! !
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The holidays are upon us and everyone is busy with one activity or another. November is the month when we have nominations at our business meeting for our upcoming elections in December. Squad training consisted of several scenarios for squad members to bring their skills up to date. Firefighter training was intense for our younger members as they prepared for the Firefighter Survival Course. It has been a busy year for Campville: our medic and Dr. Zevan delivered a baby girl on the way to the hospital, our squad was
faced with a terrible tragedy with a gun shot wound, and mother nature has not been kind to us with the “twister” and the flooding our area experienced. We will be honoring our members at our annual awards dinner this month, extending gratitude for their dedication to the community. Campville will be hosting an Emergency Vehicle Ops (EVOC) course beginning December 5 and a Certified First Responder course beginning December 28. All our members wish to extend holiday wishes to all, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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Quilts for Flood Victims Zion Lutheran Church in Owego has been collecting and is offering new quilts that have arrived from congregations and organizations from New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Indiana, and Wisconsin. These quilts will be available throughout the winter months to those who were affected by the flood. Quilt sizes include baby and
twin sizes. Bedding, comforters (all sizes), and pillow cases are also available. Please pick up these items at Zion Lutheran Church, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 2:30 p.m. Zion is at 3917 Waverly Road (Rt. 17C), which is west of Owego, just after Royal Ford Motors and behind the Deep Well Motel. To contact the church office, call 687-1205.
Marine Corps League and Lions Colleting Toys The Tioga County Marine Corps League and the Lions Clubs of Tioga County have joined forces to collect and distribute toys to families in Tioga County. Toys for Tots barrels have been
placed in 20 locations in Tioga and Western Broome Counties. Look for barrels with Marine Corps League or Lions logos. The Apalachin Lions Club will handle storage and distribution.
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Tioga County Council on the Arts is pleased to announce its annual holiday concert, to be held Friday, December 9, at 7:00 pm at the Waverly High School Auditorium, will feature the Singing Boys of Pennsylvania and the Keystone Girls Choir. The concert is normally held at the Owego-Apalachin Middle School auditorium but the facility is not available this year due to the flooding. Founded in 1970, The Singing Boys of Pennsylvania choir has performed worldwide in Asia and Europe as well as 48 of the 50 states, and fulfilled over 3,000 engagements including recordings, TV appearances, concerts at universities, churches, and cathedrals, and collaborations with sympho-
nies and opera groups. Their repertoire is demanding and wide ranging, and spans centuries from chant to contemporary works, sacred and secular classics, selections from opera and theatre, and a rich assortment of American folk music. Don’t miss what promises to be a unique and uplifting concert. This event is free, but donations are appreciated with proceeds to be shared between the Arts Council and the Owego Elementary School Music Department, which needs to replace sheet music and supplies lost in the recent flooding. The concert is made possible in part with funding from the Cooper Foundation.
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THE HOUSE DOCTOR Hundreds turned out to watch as Santa flipped the switch to turn on the lights in Owego for the fourth annual “Lights On The River Festival” held Friday, December 2. Following the lighting ceremony, the crowds strolled through downtown Owego, shopping, listening to musicians, taking a walk on the river walk, and watching a demonstration of ice craving on Lake
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Waterman Center News & Events • No Christmas Tree Recycling Waterman Center is not able to accept Christmas trees this year. The Town of Owego Highway Department is not able to chip the trees due to equipment lost in the flood. The center does not have their own chipper equipment. Waterman Center appreciates the support of the highway department for their many years of assistance. • Bingo Saturday, December 3 and 17 Doors open at Noon. Early Bird Bonanza at 12:45pm. Regular Bingo at 1pm. Cash prizes. All paper. Food and beverages available. $3 Admission. • Winter Nature Camp Wed & Thurs, December 28 and 29, 9am to 3pm Children ages 6 to 11 years are invited to discover the natural world in winter by hiking, playing games and other activities. Waterman Center
Naturalists will lead activities both indoors and out using the center’s 96 acres as an outdoor classroom. Enjoy the outdoors in cold weather. Sign up for one day or both days. The cost for one day is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. The cost for both days is $55 for members, $60 if not. Bring a lunch, a water bottle and come dressed for the weather. Contact Waterman Center (625-2221 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to have a flyer sent to you. Registration forms are at www.watermancenter.org. • Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski Equipment Rental Rent cross-country ski and snowshoe equipment at Waterman Center. Rental hours are 10am to 3pm, Monday through Saturday, snow permitting. Equipment is for use on the Waterman Center trails. Call ahead to ensure the equipment you need is available.
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$16,000 Raised for Flood Victims Owego Revitalization & Betterment Corp. (ORBC) has distributed $16,000 that was donated to help flood victims. Fund raisers in Trumansburg, New York City, and Endicott provided some of this money. There have also been many donations and also sales of Rebuild Owego bracelets. The bracelets are available at many stores in Owego. The money was given to Rural Ministries for families in need and to Owego businesses, among them The Community Shop, John's Fine Foods, Harris Diner, Riverow Bookstore, Tioga Theater, WEBO
Radio, Tioga County Courier, and O'Hara's Restaurant, as well as the Elks and the Coburn Free Library. Businesses are not able to get any help from FEMA and the donations will help offset their cost to rebuild and reopen. ORBC will continue to solicit funds and get them to more families & businesses in Owego. You may contribute to ORBC by mailing a check to the M & T Bank, 195 Front Street, Owego, NY 13827. For more information, call Kevin Millar at (607) 687-3263.
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500 Route 17c, Owego, NY (607) 687-5000 Four new artists will be featured at the freshly redecorated Gallery Forty-One. They will be on hand at ArtWalk on December 16 to greet Christmas shoppers. Their work can also be seen Tuesday through Saturday from 11-5, and the first and third Sundays from 11-4. Brenda Fowler's planters are naturally porous and weather proof. They are called Hypertufa Pottery. Her green thumb is evident as fills them with Hens and Chicks. Some are empty and ready for you to create your own dish/herb garden. Nancy McGorry makes crafted baskets and bowls of fabric-covered rope (clothesline) which is sewn together on a sewing machine. Her work is extremely well finished with attractive patterns and colors. The shapes are oval and round and are great as a gift alone or tuck in a fresh made loaf of bread. A few are large enough for a collection of yarns. Be creative. Nancy's work is featured in shops in in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. Kate Hoy works in multiple mediums to create accessories that
can be used as adornments for the hair, a hat or the lapel. Using silk flowers, feathers, beads, and an assortment of other “bedazzlements.” Kate designs colorful, multi-textured hair pins in vibrant, fanciful colors. Each piece is a unique mosaic of elements and is pleasing to the fancy of women of all ages. Carol Powers transforms bits of colored glass into one-of-a kind art pieces. It's a long process using traditional copper foil cutting and grinding each piece of glass as she wraps it in the foil and solders it into place. Her designs are inspired by nature such as florals, birds and butterflies as a center theme. She will do special orders upon request. All artists are invited to consider the spacious newly decorated gallery as you look for the perfect place to show and sell your work. Contact Jerry Arbes at email@example.com, or stop in the gallery and pick up an application. Visit the gallery on Facebook to see pictures of art currently displayed at Gallery Forty-One.
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Tickets Available for Wine & Beer Tasting The annual Wine & Beer Tasting Event with Silent Auction will be held on January 13, 2012, at the Owego Treadway Inn from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The event, which is hosted by the Owego Apalachin Foundation for Excellence in Education, will feature beer and wine from different breweries and wineries, food from area restaurants and caterers, a silent auction, and live
musicwith Tom Westcott and Bob Jenson from Badweather Blues Band. Advance tickets can be purchased at Lawler’s Liquor Store or Scott Smith & Son in Owego, or from an OA Foundation member. Advance tickets are $35/couple and $25/person. Tickets purchased at the door will be $40/ couple and $30/person. Designated Driver tickets are $10.
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A Ribbon Cutting was held on Friday, November 18 in Apalachin to celebrate the grand opening of the new studio at Kathy Hansen School of Dance (KHSOD). Major renovations are complete and dance classes are now in session at KHSOD’s new location 6526/6528 Route 434 (Sweeny’s Plaza), in Apalachin. The Center Stage dance supply store is also stocked and open for business at this location. “It has been quite a challenge to rebuild but our commitment to our students and their families motivated us to recreate our dance school here in Apalachin and to make it even better than
before. Everyone has been very supportive during this extremely difficult time, for not only us but our entire community. We sincerely appreciate all the help and encouragement we have received in making this reopening possible,” said Kathy Hansen, owner of Kathy Hansen School of Dance KHSOD has been offering dance classes to children and adults since 1975. Their studios in Owego were damaged beyond repair in the recent floods, which necessitated this move to Apalachin. For information about classes, schedules and Center Stage Store hours, go to www.kathyhansendance.com.
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A Ribbon Cutting was held November 17 at Quilters’ Haven at 17 Lake Street in Owego. Quilters’ Haven is a retail shop that offers handmade
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Willy’s Friendsville Inn (570) 553-0111 The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players will present "A Christmas Story" for the tenth year in a row on December 9, 10, 11, and December. 16, 17, 18, at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine Street in Owego. The September flood forced the players to postpone their first play of the season, so "A Christmas Story" will be the opening play. The players wanted to give something back to the Owego community that was so devastated by the flood. They are offering free tickets for the December 16 show to those Owego residents whose homes were severely flooded. Call the theater for information about getting your tickets. In addition, they are collecting donations of non-perishable food items, new hats, scarves, gloves and mittens for A New Hope Center in Owego during the production of "A Christmas Story." Shows start at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $18 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. The senior Sunday admission is $15 for those 60 and over, and there is now a Friday students admission of $10 for students with ID.
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Jamie Cornell is The Old Man in this year's tenth anniversary performance of "A Christmas Story" at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center in Owego. Call the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center at 687-2130 for tickets and to go www.tiahwaga.com for more info.
At the Apalachin Library 719 Main Street, Apalachin, 625-3333 Preschool Story Hour Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 am There will be no Story Hour the last week of December. Holiday Book Discussion December 20, 1:00 pm Mystery Readers, Tea and Tales and Books du Jour readers are invited to this special holiday book discussion of “A Christmas Visitor” by Anne Perry. (Ask for a copy of the
book at the desk.) Please bring a small plate of cookies to share and the recipe if you would like to. Craft Group 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 2pm You are welcome to come. Library Schedule The library will be closed December 24 and 26 for the Christmas holiday.
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A little over two months after floodwaters inundated their school basement, St. Patrick School students and staff returned to their home building at 309 Front Street in Owego on Monday, November 14. Students attended one day of
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their new school year on September 7 before water on September 8 filled the basement, destroying the preschool classroom and its contents as well as heating and electrical systems for the entire school. Students and staff in Pre-K through fifth grade were relocated to the former Our Lady of Good Counsel school building on Main Street in Endicott and began classes there on September 19. Students age 3 and in the preschool program were relocated to space at St. Patrickâ€™s McAuley Center, located on the school and church campus.
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Tioga County Veterans News Remember Pearl Harbor December 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, December 7, at the Glenn A. Warner Post 1371, Veterans of Foreign Wars, upstairs in Warner Memorial Hall. Post Commander Jonathan Evans invites all era veterans and the public to attend. Those who remember December 7th first hand may share their reflections. The VFW will honor five from Tioga County who were there that Sunday morning. Owego and Tioga County’s first casualty is Seaman Delmer D. Sibley still aboard the sunken USS Arizona. Four survived. Two are living Bill Kennedy of Owego and Richard Hopkins of Berkshire - and two are deceased - Army Cook Don Stocks of Owego and Marine Buster Dunham of Owego. The American flag is flown at half staff to honor those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Following the ceremony, three other events will honor veterans. Five WWII veterans from VFW Post 1371 flew to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII Memorial. Honor Flight Network paid their expenses. They are: Cliff Newman of Newark Valley, Vietnam War Gold Star Father Ray Wurtenberg of Newark Valley, Jack Vargason of Vestal, Bob Cornwell of Newark Valley and Pearl Harbor Survivor Dick Hopkins of Berkshire. WWII D-Day survivor Bill Cowles of Waverly received his
Bronze Star Medal 67 years late. Bill landed on Omaha Beach. He’ll highlight why it took so long. Attention Marines! You’re invited to your birthday party for cake. United States Marine Corps has celebrated its 236nd birthday. There will be a “Passing of Cake Ceremony” - oldest Marine passes a piece of birthday cake to the youngest Marine to symbolize the passing of history and tradition to the new generation. Contact VFW Post 1371 Memorial Chairman Jim Raftis at 6874229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to offer your thoughts. Wreaths Across America Day December 10 National Wreaths Across America Day is 12:00 Noon, Saturday, December 10, at the Tioga County Veterans Memorial in Owego and at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D. C., and 700 veterans memorials across the country. Wreaths Across America (WAA) volunteers will place 220,000 wreaths on the headstones of all graves in Arlington on the 20th anniversary. In Tioga and Bradford Counties, the fifth year mission is to have church congregations volunteer to place a wreath at the main entrance to a cemetery of their choice. Families are encouraged to place a wreath at the headstone of their veteran.
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Candor Calendar Friday Night Feast - Friday, December 9, 6 to 9pm, wings/fingers, burger/fries. Eat in or take out. American Legion Post #907, 90 Spencer Road. To order ahead or for take out call 659-7395. Pancake Breakfast - Saturday, December 10, 8 to 10 am, Candor Valley Riders Snowmobile Club Pancake Breakfast. Serving pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee/ tea, orange juice and milk. Good will donation appreciated. At Beebe Sap House, Route 96, Candor. All You Can Eat Chicken & Biscuit Dinner - Saturday, December 10, 3 to 7:30 pm. Includes Chicken, Biscuit, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, 2 Hot Vegetables, Dessert, Drink. Free will donation. At Candor Fire Company Hall, 74 Owego Road, Candor. For more information contact, Christina (607) 972 -4427. Winter Holiday Concert - Saturday, December 10, 7 pm. The Candor Community Chorus presents their winter holiday concert, “Did You Hear the Good News?” in the Candor High School Auditorium, Academy Street. The program includes a mix of traditional tunes, gospel and seasonal music. Donations will go toward the purchase of new choral music, and donations of non-perishable food items will go to stock the shelves of the local food pantry.
Library Story Hour - Tuesday, December 13, at 10:15am, The Library Story Hour is up and running again. Starts at 10:15, downstairs at the Candor Free Library. Story hour lady is Terri Brogdale, whose stories are enhanced by music and sign language. All ages welcome. Candor Free Library, Bank Street, Candor. TOPS Meeting - Thursday, December 15, 6pm, "TOPS" Take off Pounds Sensibly meets every Thursday evening at 6pm at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, 17 Main St. Candor. Contact Jean Dewey Leader 659-9969 or email@example.com Friday Night Feast - Friday, December 16, 6 to 9pm, Spiedies/ Italian Sausages. Eat in or take out. At American Legion Post #907, 90 Spencer Road. To order ahead or for take out call 659-7395. Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, December 18, 8 to 11am. Pancakes, eggs, home fries, sausage, gravy and biscuits, sausage, orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate. Candor Fire Station, Route 96B, 74 Owego Road. Contact Mike VanValkenburg at (607)659-5859. Kiddy Christmas Party with Santa - Sunday, December 18, 2 to 4pm, American Legion Candor Post #907, 90 Spencer Road.
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Isaiah Keith age 2 of Newark Valley visits with Santa during Holiday Showcase held last month in Owego.
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Church Reopens Thanks to the Flood of Volunteers by Jill Darling
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Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Safe Travel Jim & Linda Barno Squeals of delight, smiles and hugs were part of the celebration as my husband, Pastor Pete Darling, of Faith Christian Fellowship Church, opened our new front doors on November 27 after the September flood. Music director Sue Riale said she couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present on her birthdate. She, along with other church members and numerous volunteers, had spent many days with clean up and renovation. A torrent of overflowing creek water devastated the church. Trees crashed into the front of the building, causing the overhanging entryway to topple, bashing in one of the front doors. The creek rushed right through our church, depositing trees and branches inside and 3” to a foot of mud on the floors. “People say it’s amazing that we were able to reopen in less than three months,” said Pastor Pete. “It’s been quite miraculous.” The phrase on the sign announces the reopening: “Thanks to the flood of volunteers.” “We couldn’t have done it without all the help and donations,” he said. Pastor Pete and numerous volunteers shoveled mud off the ground floor and lower level of the church, a grueling task, which seemed to take forever. He put up sheet rock on the ground level and volunteers mudded, sanded and painted the walls. Harvalee Dimon, church member and former contractor and building inspector, revived her taping and drywall mudding skills. She showed others how to do it, so she was dubbed “the chief mudder.” Brian Devins, a member who had recent medical issues, was able to sit on a chair and put in new electrical receptacles, along with our son Pastor Keith Darling. He also hooked up the new hot water heater. The church needed a new furnace, which was purchased with donations. But estimated installation costs were almost as much as the furnace itself. Louis N. Picciano & Son, Inc. generously volunteered their labor and gave us additional parts that were needed. Installer Tim Dayton said Sue Kendall, one of the owners decided to donate the entire job.
They didn’t charge us anything! We were thrilled! Since our church’s blacktop parking lot became an overnight creek bed, we needed the lot graded and a dike built along the creek. Abell Construction did the work. Family friend, Dan Abell and Pete’s uncle, David Darling came with their heavy equipment. We thank them for doing such a good job. It turned out great! Bob Hollenbeck has also helped with grading around the church and recently put in a new sidewalk that had been washed away. Endwell Rug Company installed the carpet and gave us a price break. That was a real blessing too. Their generosity was not exclusively ours though. “It’s for everybody,” said Bill Grosso, one of the owners. After going through the 2011 flood and the flood of 2006, Bill understands. Endwell Rug Company reopened during the first week of October with flood victims in mind. “It breaks my heart to see people dealing with it,” he said. “It not only affects you physically, but emotionally and every other way. Especially those who don’t have flood insurance—it’s devastating.” “Just about everybody gets some type of break depending on how badly they were flooded,” said Bill. “We’re having lots of sales and promotions, so people who weren’t flooded will also benefit,” Bill said of the company’s communityminded efforts. Renovating our church building is one matter, but most of the furnishings and many books had to be trashed. Three huge piles of debris were hauled away. Arrowhead Parable Book Store gave us Bibles and books donated by a publishing house and an anonymous donor gave us an Arrowhead gift card to purchase items that were damaged. We’ll continue to replace items as we can. It feels so good to be back home. We live in such a caring community. Thanks to all for your kindness and help. We plan to have an open house at a later date. In the meantime, we welcome the community to come and visit us for services on Sundays at 10:00 am.
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HOLIDAY MAGIC 2011 Saturday December 10th
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! One and all! Holiday Magic is returning to Newark Valley once again on Saturday, December 10. The magic begins at 4:00 pm and comes to a sad but satisfying end at 8:00 pm. The jolly old man in white beard and red suit will land at the village green at 4:00. Children can visit with him at the gazebo until about 5:00. Right off the green, from the Rollie Noble Room beside the post office, holiday music will spill out into the fresh, crisp air, along with that distinctive aro-
ma of gingerbread. Let that aroma, mixed with that of hot cocoa, coffee and popcorn, lure you in so you can indulge in Giblin’s Sweet Shop (homemade candies offered by fifth graders at NVMS) or “Kindness Counts” Cake Creations (homemade cakes from St. John’s Catholic Church) or Peppermint Perfection Pink Pigs (from Family and Consumer classes at NVMS). Newark Valley United Methodist Church will also offer “Warm and Toasty” homemade soup and bread, while yummy pies will draw your attention to Eastern Star’s “Pie Palace.”
Spend your time marveling at all the creatively designed gingerbread houses. New this year will be larger cash prizes
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Thing!” (goodies for your favorite teenage girl) and much more. Stop at the Gathering Place on the Green, 12 Main St. There will be a variety of displays explaining the historical origins of many Christmas traditions. You will be surprised at what you can learn here. The Depot, located off Whig Street behind the Cardinal Café, will be dressed to the nines with more than 20 decorated Christmas trees and 16 wreaths made up by local artists. The wreaths will be offered up for bid in a
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wait for Santa’s arrival, there will be holiday crafts and cookie decorating and cookie eating. Santa departs for the
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North Pole at 7 pm. Horse and wagon rides will run between the village green and the depot throughout the evening. So don your warmest mittens and festive hat and come join in the holiday fun at Newark Valley’s sixth annual Holiday Magic.
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Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Our next breakfast will be on Sunday January 29th 7:00 am to 11:00 am at the WHITETAILS BAR & GRILL Tioga Downs Casino’s maintenance staff participated in local flood cleanup. They are: (Bottom row left to right) Randy White, Joe Baldwin, Mike Moon, Jeff Morrow, Randy Clapper. (Top row left to right) Kevin price, John Sill, Zach Short, Ron Blake, Kyle Sitzer, Mike Beavers, Chris Berwald, Wayne Leonard, Archie Haner (Not pictured – Valoree Anderson and Tom Brink)
Tioga Downs Casino is proud of its maintenance department who tirelessly worked around the town of Nichols weeks after severe flooding impacted the local area. The sixteen person crew worked from September 11 through the end of October to help local residents clean up what the September 7 flood had left behind. The crew members were the first responders on West River Road who helped clear debris and mud from the roadway to make it passable, and then, began assisting by picking up all of
the garbage residents had left on the side of the road and had it removed. “All the thanks go to the fifteen person crew who were out there day in and day out helping our local community try to get back to some kind of normal life after what Mother Nature left behind. I was just the co-coordinator for the most part in the project, the crew deserves all of the credit and we are all very proud and thankful of everything they have done” said Facilities Director, Jeff Morrow.
Kids Can Call Santa 625-HOHO Although he is very busy this time of year, the Apalachin Lions Club has persuaded Santa Clause to take phone calls for three nights in early December. Santa has been happy to do this for the children in the area for many years and is looking forward to again talking to his many young friends so he will know what they want for Christmas. To talk to Santa call 625-HOHO (625-4646) between 6 PM and 8 PM on December 5th, 6th, or 7th.
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Castellucci’s Annual Blood Drive - Dec 20 On Tuesday, December 20, from 1:30 to 6:30 pm, Town of Owego Supervisor Donald Castellucci, Jr. will sponsor his 15th annual Red Cross Blood Drive at the Elks Lodge in Owego. There will be a rigatoni and meatball dinner served to all donors.
Castellucci dedicates the blood drive to the memory of his parents, Donald (Sr.) and Grace Castellucci. Donors are encouraged to bring in food donations for the Tioga County Rural Ministry or cash donations to the Ministry in Don Sr.’s and Grace’s name.
Blood Drive in Memory of Apalachin Woman On Friday, December 23, a blood drive will be held from 1:00 to 6:00 pm in the back gym of the Apalachin Elementary School to honor the memory of Apalachin resident Nancy McQueeney who was tragically killed in an automobile accident earlier this year. Nancy’s
friends thought a blood drive would capture Nancy’s willingness to always give of herself to the community. T-Shirts will be available for presenting donors as well as a raffle prize.
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