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St Baldrick’s Shave-A-Thon & 5K - March 29

Candor’s 10th Annual St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, March 29, at the Candor Elementary School in Candor. The day begins with a 5K run/ walk that provides a tour of historic Candor Village along with a cardio work-out. The race begins at 9:00 am with check-in beginning at 8:00 am. A registration fee of $25 gets you a Tshirt. It’s $15 without an event Tshirt. To sign up, go to the Candor St. Baldrick website www. stbaldricks.org/events/Candor2020 and register as a volunteer. The Shave-a-Thon and family fun events take place from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. There will be raffles, food, music, face painting, sports mascots and more. There’s still time to sign up to be a shavee.

You don’t have to wait until the 29th to get involved. During the month of March, bring your deposit cans and bottles to the St. Baldrick’s drop off wagons located at the Hi-Way Dairy Bar and at Iron Kettle Farm. On Saturday, March 14, the St. Baldrick’s crew will hold an Indoor Yard Sale at Candor High School from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in conjunction with the community craft and vendor fair. If you have good, saleable items you would like to donate, drop them off on Friday, March 13, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the high school. For information, go to:

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Fire Destroys Warehouse of Vestal Home Central/TrueValue

On Thursday, February 13, fire destroyed the warehouse of Vestal Home Central/TrueValue Hardware on Stage Street, just north of Four Corners in Vestal. All employees were able to safely evacuate the

warehouse. There were no injuries. General Manager Ryan Rennells said they will rebuild. Until then, the Vestal employees are working at the Owego and Candor locations. The Owego Home Central store opened in the early 1970s as Home Central on Temple Street (behind the fire station), and later moved to its current location at 151 Central Avenue in Owego. The Candor Home Central has been in business for almost 40 years, and in December 2017 moved to a new facility on Rt 96 (309 Owego Road) just south of the Village of Candor.

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65th Annual Apalachin Lions Easter Egg Hunt - April 4 The Apalachin Lions 65th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 4, behind BOCES West School on Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin. Rain date is April 11. Children can hunt for eggs, and see the Easter Bunny. There will also be a free new digital vission creening for kids, and free hearing screening for kids. The Tioga County Sheriff’s Depart-

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Members of the The Greater Binghamton Disc Golfers presented a check for $1,839 to the Tioga County Rural Ministry last month. The Greater Binghamton Disc Golfers raised the money during the 1st Annual Disc Golf Ice Bowl which took place on February 15 in Endicott. All proceeds from the event were donated to the Tioga County Rural Ministry Food Bank. The non-profit Greater Binghamton Disc Golf Club organizes recreational play all year long at local courses. For more information, visit greaterbinghamtondiscgolf.com

One Community/One Book at Coburn Library In celebration of National Library Week 2020, the Friends of the Coburn Free Library will present a One Community/One Book event. The Friends are inviting all of the Owego Community to read When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka and join in a group discussion of the book on April 22. Ms. Otsuka’s book is an historical novel based on the experiences of her mother’s family who were sent to an internment camp during World War II. Each of the four family members present

the story from their own perspective. This lyrically written novel focuses on the details of their everyday lives while giving attention to the hardships of the internment experience. The group discussion will take place at the Owego Methodist Church (next to the library) from 12:10 to 12:45 pm on Wednesday, April 22. Sandwiches, drinks and desserts will be available for a nominal charge. Copies of the book are available through the library.

Artfully Squared - Entries Due March 28

The deadline to submit your art donation for Artfully SQUARED is Saturday, March 28. You can use any medium to make a piece that measures 7 inches square, donate your artwork to Tioga Arts Council (TAC), and then come see the exhibition and pick up original artwork for your walls. All artworks will be exhibited in

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Tioga United Way to Host Celebrity Adventure Auction Tioga United Way is hosting their 5th Annual Adult Spelling Bee along with their Celebrity Adventure Auction in order to raise money and awareness for the 31 agencies that depend, in part, on the Tioga United Way to fund their services and programs. This year, the online auction Celebrity Adventures include: • Animal Adventure Park lunch for two with Jordan Patch on the giraffe deck. Jordan will take you on a tour of the giraffe barns • Dinner and drinks for 10 at the Belva Lockwood Inn, with dinner prepared by their private chef • A spa package including an hour massage with a shiatsu sinus facial from Handprints Massage and Wellness, a manicure and mini pedicure from Stilettos Hair & Nails, dress from Lily Style Loft, and a cocktail and dinner at MJ’s Bar & Restaurant • A two-hour full house cleaning from Merry Maids • Josh Thole will take a group of 4 to tour Cooperstown Hall of Fame with him. Ride with Josh, tour the hall of fame, enjoy lunch • Four tickets to a New York Yankees 2020 season game and a hotel stay in

New York City • Two VIP tickets to meet Larry Thomas, Soup Nazi from Seinfeld, August 25 at the Binghamton Rumble Ponies game, Rumble Ponies vs Fisher Cats. Plus, two Rumble Ponies T-shirts. • Two tickets to one 2020 Summer Concert Series show at Tioga Downs along with an overnight in the hotel and breakfast in the morning • Two seats at the table of Dancing United with the Starz ’20 scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Tioga Downs Resort & Casino Online bidding begins March 9 at tiogaunitedway.com and ends March 20. But live bidding will then begin again at the Spelling Bee, Saturday, March 21, at 7:00 pm at the Owego Elks and winners will be announced at 9:00 pm that evening. If you’re not on a Bee team but would like to attend, there’s a $5 cover charge and your name gets entered into a drawing for gift give-aways. The Bee is sponsored by Lockheed Martin and there’s still time to register your team. If you’d like to support the Annual Giving Campaign or get involved in the next big fundraiser, contact the Tioga United Way at 687-4028.

At the Apalachin Library 719 Main Street, Apalachin, NY 625-3333 Mon, Tue, Thu: 10am - 8pm; Fri & Sat: 10am - 2pm Mahjongg Monday, March 2, 5:30pm New players are always welcome. Story Hour Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am

Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, March 17, 6:15pm Everyone is welcome to attend.

Yoga Thursdays, 6:30pm Book Discussion Tuesday, March 10, 1pm Gail will lead a discussion of “Where The Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. Read the book and join the discussion.

Beatrix Potter Tuesday, March 24, 1:00 pm A program for teens and adults about the life of Beatrix Potter, author of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.”

STEAM Tuesday, March 10, 6:30pm STEAM is all engineering this month. Cantilevers and index card bridges. For ages 5 and older.

Adult Special Needs Story Time Thursday, March 26, 1pm

Hidden Shamrocks March 16 - 21 Kids, if you find a hidden shamrock in the children’s room and show the librarian, you will get a chocolate coin! Good luck! Friends of the Library Meeting Monday, March 16, 6:30pm

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AARP Volunteers AARP volunteers are doing taxes on Wednesdays in the library. If you want an appointment, call or ask at the desk. NY State Park Passes NY State Park passes will be available again this year. You can borrow the passes for 1 week and get free parking and other benefits. Passes cannot be reserved. Thank You! Thanks to all who brought in 110 pounds of canned food for the “Souper Bowl” food drive which benefitted the Park Terrace Church Food Pantry.

Foundation Announces over $74,800 In Scholarships Available The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) administers 33 scholarship funds. In 2019, more than $77,000 in scholarships was awarded to 38 students. Scholarships are available to high school seniors with plans to continue their post-secondary education by attending a four-year college or university, community college, or two-year trade or technical school. Applicants for all scholarships demonstrate individual excellence in areas such as community service, leadership, sports, music, academics and other unique characteristics. Each year, educational scholarships impact the community by providing financial support to students to pursue careers. “College tuition rates are on the rise

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and the cost to attend college is becoming increasingly difficult to meet. Higher education isn’t just critical for our children, but it’s also the key to North Central PA’s future,” said Michael Bridgham, whose Troy Lions Club is a scholarship donor. “This generation of students deserves the same opportunity so many of us have already had… the chance to learn, to explore, and understand what inspires and stimulates them. In the end, the passions and skills they develop through higher education will only serve all of us for years to come.” For scholarship information and applications visit www.twintierscf.org. For more information on CFTT’s work in the community, contact Suzanne Lee at (570) 888-4759, or at slee@twintierscf.org or visit www. twintierscf.org.

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firm birds’ status, such as an adult carrying food, males singing in the same location, recently fledged young, and more. Those with all levels of experience and expertise are needed for the project. Even those who can only identify a few common birds can participate and contribute to the Atlas. Areas near home can be surveyed and data submitted to help draw the larger picture of birds in the state. Upon completion, the Breeding Bird Atlas will provide information for researchers, planners and decision-makers on the range and population of bird species in the state. This will mark the third atlas for NY, held at 20 year intervals. For more information, call 6252221.

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Apalachin Lions News

At a recent Apalachin Lions meeting, students from their service area of Apalachin, Campville, and Little Meadows, Pa., shared their American Music Abroad plans and activities. Travel to Italy, Croatia, Austria, Germany and Switzerland while performing in band, orchestra, or a coral group is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The group shared

dinner and performed a trio and duo for the club members. Lion President Leigh Ericson presented them a check for their fund raising efforts. A link has been established for future fund raising events and donations to help these students.

Tioga Chamber Announces Community Award Winners The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce Community Awards were presented at the chamber’s annual dinner last month at the Terra Cotta Owego Banquet Center. Special recognition was given to those chamber members who have made a significant contribution to the community and help promote the chamber’s mission to support and promote the economic and civic well-being of Tioga County. Award winners were selected by committee and voted on by the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

The 2020 Award recipients were: • Community Impact Award: Owego Apalachin Central School District • Legacy Award: Pat Hansen, Hand of Man • Business of the Year: The 1867 Parkview Inn & Dugan House Restaurant A 2020 Speakeasy was the theme at the dinner. Participants enjoyed an evening of networking, dinner, music, a silent auction, raffle and the chamber awards. The event was generously sponsored by M&T Bank.

Legislature Meeting - March 10 The third regular meeting of the Tioga County Legislature will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 10, in the auditorium of the county office building at 56 Main Street in Owego. If you require any accom-

modation or auxiliary aid, call 6878240. With advance notie, necessary auxiliary aids will be provided at no cost to the person requesting assistance.

New Exhibit at Tioga Arts Council

The World Split Open: Artistic Responses to the Women’s Rights Movement & Its Legacy

The exhibit “The World Split Open: Artistic Responses to the Women’s Rights Movement & Its Legacy” will open at the Tioga Arts Council (TAC) on Friday, March 6, 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The title is adapted from poem “Käthe Kollwitz” by Muriel Rukeyser. The exhibition will be on display March 6 through March 23, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, or by appointment.

On Thursday, March 19, TAC will host a free Artist Panel at 7:00 pm at TAC. You you can meet some of the contributing artists, learn about their work, and ask questions. This exhibition is supported by NYS Women Inc. - Susquehanna Chapter, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing women personally, professionally, and politically. The TAC is at 179 Front Street in Owego.

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Wild Mushroom Workshop - March 21

Celebrate with us Tuesday March 17 Serving Lunch & Dinner or Just a Snack! Stop in and try our Homemade Soup Specials

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You’ve gathered wild mushrooms. Your basket is overflowing. Now what? The Susquehanna Valley Mycological Society invites you to attend their workshop “From the Forest to the Table - Preparing, Preserving, and Cooking with Wild Mushrooms” on Saturday, March 21, from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Waterman Conservation Center, 403 Hilton Road in Apalachin.

Learn how to gather and prepare fungi in the forest before you get them home. Learn methods of preserving mushrooms by dehydration, freezing or pickling. Learn how to cook fungi at home. Sample dishes made from dried, frozen and/or pickled wild mushrooms. Recipes will be available for you to take home.

NY Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

Reusable Bags Delivered to Food Bank Two days before New York’s ban on single-use plastic bags took effect on March 1, State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Remediation and Materials Management Martin Brand delivered reusable bags to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, one of the nine member food banks of Feeding New York State. The reusable BYOBagNY (Bring Your Own Bag New York) delivery supports DEC’s ongoing campaign to encourage New Yorkers to use reusable bags wherever and whenever they shop. DEC is currently distributing hundreds of thousands of reusable bags across the state, with a focus on low- and moderate-income New Yorkers with the help of partner state agencies, Feeding New York State, the statewide food bank organization,

and other stakeholders. DEC will continue to focus its outreach and education efforts to ensure a smooth transition for consumers and affected retailers, with enforcement to follow in the months ahead. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to ban the sale of single-use plastic bags in New York State on Earth Day, April 23, 2019. New Yorkers use an estimated 23 billion plastic bags annually - each for about 12 minutes - and approximately 85 percent of this staggering total ends up in landfills, recycling machines, waterways and streets. For more information about the plastic bag ban, visit https:// www.dec.ny.gov/ chemical/50034.html, email plasticbags@dec.ny.gov or call (518) 4028706.

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Each year, Tioga County 4-H members have the opportunity to speak in front of an audience on a topic of their choice. Youth research, write presentations, create posters and props, and rehearse for the annual event, where they are scored on their public presentation skills and given feedback on how to further improve. The highest scoring youth then have the chance to represent Tioga County by giving their presentations at the Regional Public Presentations event alongside 4-H members from nearby counties. The 2020 Tioga County 4-H Public Presentations event was held last month in Owego. Forty-seven 4-H members, ages 5 through 17, gave presentations. Fourteen 4-H members qualified to advance to the Regional 4-H Public Presentation event, and five 4-H horse project members qualified to advance to the regional 4-H Horse Communications event. Both regional events will be held on Saturday, March 28, in Chenango Forks. The Tioga County 4-H Public Presentations event saw a wide variety of presentation topics. The names of the participants and the titles of their presentations are: Cloverbud Members (ages 5 to 7) Bristol Bergfjord, Hands-On Homeschoolers 4-H Club, Decorating Cupcakes; Wyatt Bergfjord, Hands-On Homeschoolers 4-H Club, Fire Safety; Lily Hosmer, Ranch Riders 4-H Club, Dinosaurs; Sadie Kistner, Hands-On Homeschoolers 4-H Club, How to Tie a Slip Knot; Anika Moy, All Over Clover Kids 4-H Club, Guinea Pig Lovies; and Gabriel Newton, Hands-On Homeschoolers 4-H Club, Penguins. Junior Members (ages 8 to 13) Fenton Bergfjord, Hands-On Homeschoolers 4-H Club, The Bermuda Triangle; Patience Card, Animal Aholics 4H Club, Art; Abigail Chobot, Meadow Bank Homesteaders 4-H Club, Great Pyrenees as Livestock Guardians; Adrian Chobot, Meadow Bank Homesteaders 4-H Club, My Experience with Concussions; Collin Dunbar, Ranch Riders 4-H Club, Football Equipment; Ryan Huizinga and Jakobe Foster, Flora & Fauna Friends 4-H Club, Tidal Energy; Grace Guiles, Flora & Fauna Friends 4H Club, Dutch Rabbits; Jacob Guiles, Flora & Fauna Friends 4-H Club, Cosmo and Beyond; Kate Guiles, Flora & Fauna Friends 4-H Club, Being a Teacher; Nehemiah Jahn, Hands-On Homeschoolers 4-H Club, History of Legos and How I Started My Own Museum; Jason Jantz, Flora & Fauna Friends 4-H Club, Bees; Samuel Kistner, Hands-On Homeschoolers 4-H Club, I Love Baseball Cards; Hannah Magyar, Animal Aholics 4-H Club, Social Media; Trinity Magyar, Animal Aholics 4-H Club, Albino Lion

Head; Charles Newton, Hands-On Homeschoolers 4-H Club, Bess Beetles; Kaliah Newton, Hands-On Homeschoolers 4-H Club, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches; Vivian Osborne, HandsOn Homeschoolers 4-H Club, Why I Love Rapunzel; Allison Pilny, All Over Clover Kids 4-H Club, Facts About Wolves; Johanna Pilny, All Over Clover Kids 4-H Club, Viking Creative Arts; Bayleigh Short, Animal Aholics 4-H Club; Anastasia Utterback, Animal Aholics 4-H Club, Christmas Around the World; David Van Dusen III, Animal Aholics 4-H Club; Anastasia Utterback, Animal Aholics 4-H Club, All about the Lamb; William Whittemore, Flora & Fauna Friends 4-H Club, How to Milk a Cow; Audi Zorn, Farm Fanatics 4-H Club, Fudgy Chocolate Chunk Brownies; Grayson Zorn, Farm Fanatics 4-H Club, How to Make Slime; Jonathan Zorn, Farm Fanatics 4-H Club, Tillage Methods; MaKenna Zorn, Farm Fanatics 4-H Club, The Truth Behind Milk Substitutes; and Wyatt Zorn, Farm Fanatics 4-H Club, Solving a 2x2 Rubix Cube. Senior Members (ages 14 to 18) Jasmine Auffhammer, Animal Aholics 4-H Club, Bullying; Rachel Brennan, All Over Clover Kids 4-H Club, White Parks 101; Abby Goodrich, Ranch Riders 4-H Club, The Return of the Wolf; Brody Hines, All Over Clover Kids 4-H Club, Come Fly With Me; Rosie Hines, All Over Clover Kids 4-H Club, A Day In The Life Of Rosie; Daryl Hurd, Animal Aholics 4-H Club; and Tammy Perrotta, Farm Fanatics 4-H Club, As the Ball Spins. Horse Communications Junior Members (ages 8–13) Tess Bergfjord, Hands-On Homeschoolers 4-H Club, Lyme Disease in Horses; Kylie Estrella, Ranch Riders 4H Club, Save the Babies!; Mahayla Walsh, Ranch Riders 4-H Club, What to Consider when your Mare is Expecting; and Tracy Walsh, Ranch Riders 4-H Club, All of Your Foal Needs. Horse Communications Senior Member (ages 14 to 18) Emma Smith, Ranch Riders 4-H Club, Equine Nutrition. Each youth’s presentation was scored by volunteer evaluators. The 4-H members who scored high enough to qualify to represent Tioga County at the Regional Public Presentations event on March 28, are Jasmine Auffhammer, Fenton Bergfjord, Tess Bergfjord, Collin Dunbar, Kylie Estrella, Patience Card, Abby Goodrich, Rosie Hines, Nehemiah Jahn, Jason Jantz, Hannah Magyar, Trinity Magyar, Tammy Perrotta, Johanna Pilny, Emma Smith, Mahayla Walsh, Tracy Walsh, Audi Zorn, and Wyatt Zorn. For more information about Tioga County 4-H, call 687-4020, or go to tioga.cce.cornell.edu


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Acorn Squash Lasagna This is something different for lasagna lovers that makes use of that lovely and plentiful winter acorn squash. Plus, for any family members who don’t like veggies, they won’t even notice. 4 Cups Acorn Squash Puree 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Sage Salt and Pepper to taste 15 oz. Ricotta Cheese 1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 8 No-boil Lasagna Noodles Oil an 8-inch square baking dish and preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the squash puree, sage, salt, and pepper. In a separate medium mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Grab the 8-inch square baking dish, no -boil lasagna noodles and the two bowls prepared above. Lay down 2 lasagna noodles to the bottom of the dish, spread half of the squash mixture then lay down 2 more lasagna noodles and spread with half of the ricotta mixture then repeat until you run out of noodles and mixture. Top off with the remaining parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for a final 20 minutes to allow the top to golden.

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one about this plethora of often overlooked trailside and roadside treasures. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Apalachin Garden Club offers education and promotes the love of gardening. They plant and care for the gardens at the Hickories, Muth Park, Woodside West Park, the fire stations, and several other areas in Apalachin. For more information, call Barbara Hohman at 625-4660.

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Farm & Artisan Market - March 22 The Broome County Regional Farmers Market will present its 3rd Annual Farm & Artisan Market on Sunday, March 22, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at 840 Upper Front Street in Binghamton. Homegrown, the Farm & Artisan Market will bring together local farmers and producers, purveyors of craft food products and beverages, and unique local artisans. Admission is free.

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Apalachin Garden Club Meeting - March 5 The Apalachin Garden Club meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 5, at the Apalachin United Methodist Church on Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin. The program is about Natural Flowers and Local Flora. Test your knowledge or learn more about the flurry of often short-lived (ephemeral) wildflowers that pop up in our region each spring. Waterman Center naturalist Jeff Smith will undoubtably enlighten every-

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Members of the Owego VFW Post 1371 and VFW Auxiliary have teamed up with Owego Hose Teams, Inc. to host a spring Monte Carlo Night, Saturday, March 21, from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. The event will take place at the Owego

VFW Post 1371 Hall, 207 Main Street, in Owego. A donation is asked at the door but $8 is recommended. Proceeds will be split by the hosting organizations. Monte Carlo Night returned to Owego thirteen years ago in the spring and fall of 2007 after a long absence and is a time-honored tradition in Owego. More than 150 plus patrons pack the VFW Hall for the event. Games will include Black Jack, Big Six Wheel, Beat the Dealer, Money Wheel, Chuck-of-Luck, 50/50, and Easter Ham Raffle. Food, drink and entertainment will also be provided. DJ Tom Donovan, Jr. of Flat Rats Adventures will be spinning your favorite tunes of today and yesteryear. You must be 21 or older to attend.

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Apalachin Lions Scholarships 2020 The Apalachin Lions’ 33rd Annual Scholarship program will award $3,000 in scholarships to deserving students from the class of 2020 who live in the 13732, and 13760, 18830 ZIP Codes. This covers Apalachin, Campville east to the Broome County line, and Little Meadows, PA. The scholarships are awarded to students who have made outstanding contributions in service to their community and school. Distribution of scholarships will be as follows: One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to students who attend Owego Free Academy and Vestal High School And one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who attends either

of the following schools: Broome Tioga BOCES, Montrose Junior-Senior High, Seton Catholic Central High School, Ross Corners Christian Academy, and Home Schooling (LEAH). The distribution of scholarships is based on the relative numbers of students from Apalachin, Campville and Little Meadows attending each of the schools. Information and applications may be obtained at the schools’ guidance office, or Vestal LEAH. Return the complete application to the guidance office or Vestal LEAH on or before: March 31, 2020.

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Waterman Center in Apalachin will present “Backyard Biodiversity: Enhancing Habitat on Your Property” on Saturday, March 7, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Learn about ways to make your property more wildlife friendly. Whether you have a small lawn or 40 acres, use what you learn from three presenters from Cornell Cooperative Extension to support the official New York State Bird, the Eastern Bluebird, attract and feed pollinatros, and benefit wildlife in general. Doors open at 10:30 am, with welcoming remarks at 11:00 am by Chris Au-

dette. The three presentations and presenters are “Eastern Blue Bird” by Sarah Hodder, Master Gardener volunteer at 11:15am; “Butterfly Gardening” by Tony Antes, Master Gardener volunteer at 12:00 pm; and “General Habitat Enhancement” by Tom Tasber, Naturalist, at 1:00 pm. The program is free to Waterman members, and a suggested $5 donation for non-members. Waterman Center is at 403 Hilton Road in Apalachin. For more information, contact them at info@watermancenter.org or 625-2221.

TCRM’s Spring Cleanup Day for Seniors Tioga County Rural Ministry’s Spring Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. They have enlisted the support of college students, the OFA boys lacrosse teams, and various youth groups that are eager to assist seniors (65+) living in the town of Owego and the village of Apalachin. They can help spruce up your yard, garden or indoor environs. Window

washing is also a specialty. Call Sr. Mary or Rachel at 687-3021 to sign up and ensure a spot on the list. The deadline for signups is Tuesday, March 31.

Saving Energy and Saving Money - March 5 Do you want to save money on your utilities and help combat climate change? Vestal Residents for Safe Energy (VeRSE), Residents Allied for the Future of Tioga (RAFT), and the Susquehanna Group of the Sierra Club will help you at a free seminar about local and state energy programs at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 5, at the Vestal Public Library, 230 Vestal Parkway East (Route 434) in Vestal.

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo will discuss how citizens and local governments can benefit from New York State’s energy programs, Terrance Carroll of the Cornell Cooperative Extension will explain how to apply for these benefits, Broome County Legislator Suzy Ryan will present Broome County’s energy programs, and Professor Molly Patterson will present the science and impacts of climate change.


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