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Apalachin Woman Raises Funds in Mother’s Memory

In the time before coronavirus, when a loved one passed away we found comfort by gathering with family and friends at wakes, funerals, and memorial services. But now, all that has changed. Not only can we not gather together, but many are denied being with their loved ones at their last moment. One Apalachin woman experienced this but was “determined to do something positive from this situation.” Sally Yablonsky’s 93-year-old mother Rita Harrington (pictured above) passed away March 24, 2020, in Lourdes Hospital from the COVID-19 virus. Sally could not be with her mother in the hospital, could not be with her when she passed, could not hold a wake, or memorial service, or a funeral. Because she had been in close contact with her mother - who tested positive for the virus Sally had to remain in quarantine for two weeks. “It’s surreal,” said Sally, “It’s hard enough to lose someone under normal circumstances. It (the virus) took her out within 24 hours.” After her mother passed, Sally received a call from Lourdes Hospital from a woman who was crying. “She called to tell me that she sat with my mother when she passed,” explained Sally. “She just went to sleep and died very peacefully.” Sally found comfort in knowing that her mother had the best of care, a private room, and passed with dignity. But Sally wanted to do something to honor her mother. “The morning that she died, someone sent us plant, and I appreciated this,” recalled Sally, “We can’t have a funeral and it dawned on me if people would give donations.” Sally set up a GoFundMe® page to raise money for local emergency and medical personnel and to help local businesses. The GoFundMe® page is called “Hugs for RAH RAH RAH” (“RAH” are her mother’s initials) and its purpose is explained on the page: “Help us

spread HUGS for RAH RAH RAH! As you know, we lost our beloved (mom, grandma, aunt, friend), Ruth, to Covid19 on March 24, 2020. In lieu of flowers or meals, we would like to take collections/ donations to pay it back to those most affected by this global pandemic. Sally will disperse donations to Vestal EMS, Lourdes Hospital, and other local small businesses impacted by this disaster.” Sally donates the money to local businesses to provide food for first responders and medical personnel, to say “thank you” for what they are doing. This way, both the local businesses and the first responders benefit. “Everybody is so thankful for the food,” said Sally. Some businesses match the donation. “I called the Terrace Tavern (in Apalachin) and donated $200,” said Sally, “and they matched with $200 to help feed the Apalachin Emergency Squad and firefighters.” “We started with a goal of $500, then $1000, to help local buinesses and feed front line warriors,” explained Sally. “And I was really hoping to get $1,000 or $2,000.” Sally said the response has been wonderful. She is getting 10 times more than she expected. The GoFundMe® page has raised more than $11,000 since it was created on March 25. “I’ve given $5,000 back to community,” said Sally, “and I feel real good about that.” Sally wants to remind people that they can say “thank you” on their own, they do not need to use a fundraiser. “If you go to the grocery store - tell them how much you appreciate them,” suggested Sally. “Buy a gift card from a local business and give it to your cashier. People can call a restaurant and tell them they want dinners for a squad. People can do this on their own.” Find Sally’s fundraiser page at https:// www.gofundme.com/f/hugs-for-rah-rahrah. The page lists organizations and establishments that have received or been notified of donations from Hugs for Rah Rah Rah.

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Happy Easter from the Apalachin Lions See you at next year’s Easter Egg Hunt Photos from 2010 Lion’s Easter Egg Hunt


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Tioga County Household Hazardous Waste Program Temporarily Suspended ~ ONLY 6 MILES SOUTH OF ROUTE 434 ~

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Tioga County has a contract with Broome County for its Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program from April through November where its residents can use Broome County’s HHW program. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the household hazardous waste drop-off days will be temporarily suspended until further notice. Broome County will re-evaluate the situation on a month by month basis to determine when the program can resume. Do not throw these materials into the

garbage. Hold onto them safely for now and Tioga County will send out notification when this program is able to resume. Tioga County thanks you for your patience and understanding during this time. This decision has been made to protect and limit their staff to exposure as well as residents and to deter residents from unnecessary travel. The temporary suspension of the HHW program falls in line with many other HHW programs throughout the state. Check recycling.tiogacountyny.com for updates.

COVID-19 Crisis Fundraising Crises hit those in need the hardest, and the Food Bank needs community support to meet increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food banks and food pantries are an essential service and will remain open as long as possible. People already struggling with food insecurity do not have the luxury of stocking their cupboards. Our neighbors are losing employment as businesses shutdown, forcing those who’ve never known need to reckon with a new reality. Some of us will find ourselves with an unexpected surplus in our budgets as restaurants, theaters, gyms, and other leisure activities shut down. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is asking the community to donate extra funds to support hunger relief in our communities as we face the COVID-19 crisis together. “So many people have reached out to ask how they can help, and donations to

increase our food distributions are critical in this unprecedented time,” said Natasha R. Thompson, President & CEO of the Food Bank. “We source donated food from manufacturers, retailers and growers, and purchase bulk quantities from wholesalers. During COVID-19 shutdowns, we will continue to distribute food through our partner network and at community sites in the Southern Tier.” A $100 family outing for pizza and a movie could help provide nearly a year’s worth of dinners for a senior. A $250 date night could help supply a family of four with three meals a day for four months. You can turn your canceled travel plans into hope for our neighbors struggling through this uncertain time. While you’re staying at home, doing your part to flatten the curve, spring for meals to give hope to our neighbors in need. Give online at www.foodbankst.org.

Tioga County Historical Society Closed To support the effort to contain the COVID-19, Tioga County Historical Society will remain temporarily closed until April 30 when they will re-evaluate

the situation. All public programs and tours have been canceled during this time. Some events may be rescheduled.

Tioga State Bank Offers Relief Programs As people continue to navigate these unprecedented times, Tioga State Bank understands that customers may be experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Tioga State Bank would like to help its customers with the following relief programs: • Deposit Relief Waived Overdraft Fees - You may qualify for waived overdraft fees. Call TSB’s Customer Service Center at (888) 303-4872 to review your account. Waived ATM Fees - TSB ATM fees will be waived for TSB cardholders using a non-TSB ATM from March 23, 2020. CD/IRA Early Withdrawal Penalties Penalties and fees will be waived for any

CD/IRA withdrawal less than $10,000. The CD/IRA must have been opened for longer than 7 days. • Loan Relief Call TSB’s Customer Service Center at (888) 303-4872 to discuss available payment relief options. If you believe an application was wrongly denied, complaints may be filed with the New York State Department of Financial Services at 1-800-342-3736 or at http:// www.dfs.ny.gov. If you have questions or need additional help, call TSB’s Customer Service Center at (888) 303-4872. Tioga State Bank’s website address is www.tiogabank.com. Tioga County's

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Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history, and others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency. COVID-19 scenarios that are covered include: Diagnosed with COVID-19 or with COVD-19 symptoms and seeking diagnosis Member of household has been diagnosed with COVID-19 Providing care for family or household member diagnosed with COVID-19 Primary caregiver for child unable to attend school or another facility closed due to COVID-19 Unable to reach place of employment due to an imposed quarantine or because advised by medical provider to selfquarantine due to COVID-19 Scheduled to commence new employment and cannot reach workplace as direct result of COVID-19 Became major breadwinner because

head of household died from COVID-19 Quit job as a direct result of COVID19 Place of employment closed as a direct result of COVID-19 Self-employed / Independent Contractors / 1099 filers / Farmers – and affected by COVID-19 Seeking part-time employment but affected by COVID-19 With insufficient work history and affected by COVID-19 Otherwise not qualified for regular or extended UI benefits and affected by COVID-19. Scenarios that are not covered include: Individuals that can telework with pay Individuals receiving paid sick leave or other paid leave benefits (regardless of meeting a category listed above). For more information, go to www.labor.ny.gov or https:// coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/ documents/2020/04/ dol_unemploymentinsurancefaq_032720 _0.pdf

Changes to Use of Town of Owego Parks As of April 1, 2020, all playgrounds located in Town of Owego parks are closed to the public. Parks remain open for walking, biking, running, and other non-congregating activities. The camping season, originally scheduled to open on April 13, 2020, will tentatively open on May 1, 2020. Pavilion rentals will also be accepted as of May 1, 2020. As always, pavilions

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Food Hotline Established in Tioga County Due to COVID-19, many organizations and businesses have worked tirelessly to help the community in various ways. There has been an ongoing response, since the closure of all schools in Tioga County, to help feed as many families as possible. This is not an easy task for any one group, so a collaborative effort between Tioga Opportunities, Inc., Tioga County Emergency Services, Tioga County (COAD) Community Organization Active in Disasters, a multitude of volunteers and all of the school

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districts within Tioga County has occurred. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier brought food to a special distribution center within the county twice. This food was packaged for families and distributed through the school districts. This program will continue based on the availability of resources. For those in need a Food Hotline has been established in Tioga County. Call (607) 354-0965 for information on food availability.

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Farrell Joins Tioga State Bank Business Development Team

Tioga State Bank announced that Susan Farrell has joined the Tioga State Bank Business Development team as Vice President, Business Development Officer. Susan joins Tioga State Bank after

having worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years. In her role, as Vice President, Business Development Officer, Susan will concentrate on providing banking solutions for government entities, municipalities and first responder organizations. “I am excited to help our local districts find financial success and solutions that meet their individual needs,” stated Susan. Susan will be located at the bank’s Upper Front Street Community Office at 1430 Upper Front Street in Binghamton New York and is available for new customers. Tioga State Bank provides financial services to the Southern Tier of New York State and Northern Pennsylvania with eleven conveniently located offices in Broome, Tioga, Chemung and Tompkins counties. The bank’s website address is tiogabank.com.

Chat-A-Wyle With the concerns regarding COVID-19 we would like to show our support to those who have been affected. We will be offering free kids lunches available for Pick-Up. Our regular menu is available for Take-out or Delivery during our normal business hours

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Artfully Squared Kicks Off Though we are in the midst of COVID19, the Tioga Arts Council (TAC) is pleased to announce the kick off of Artfully

SQUARED! For the time being, TAC will post

several artworks daily on Facebook and Instagram that are available for a $20 donation (plus shipping). If you see a piece you like on Facebook or Instagram, want to make a purchase, or have questions about delivery, email tiogaartscouncil@gmail.com. Check your email, or follow TAC on social media for updates. All proceeds from artwork sales benefit Tioga Arts Council, a registered 501c3 nonprofit.

Tioga County Community Food Distribution The Food Bank of the Southern Tier will hold a Community Food Distribution on Wednesday, April 8, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at 2 Sheldon Guile Boulevard, in Owego. This is for Tioga County Residents only. Registration is required. Registration opens Monday April 6,

from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Tuesday, April 7, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Tioga County residents can register by calling (833) 4FB-FOOD or online at https://bit.ly/39E4RyO You must have access to a vehicle and receive a confirmation number.

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TCRM Seeks Volunteer Drivers To Deliver Food Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM) is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver 4 to 5 days’ worth of food for to the sick, quarantined, or elderly. This service is experiencing a growing demand. A volunteer’s name will be placed on a list and called, as a need arises. Delivery occurs within two days of the ask at each driver’s convenience. Anyone considering volunteering

must be able to lift at least 3 to 4 bags or boxes, pick them up at TCRM entrance during TCRM hours (10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday or 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Friday), and drop them off at the door outside the desired location. If you are interested in volunteering, call Sister Mary at TCRM at 687-3021 or email her at mobrien@tcrm.org.

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Be Prepared, Not Scared by Martha Sauerbrey, Tioga Co. Chair Dear Friends, This is an unsettling time for our country and our community, as we are in a public health emergency due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID -19). Your elected leaders and public health officials are working around the clock to slow the spread of the virus and provide care to those who need it. It is important to remember that we need to be prepared, not scared. Heed the advice of public health experts who agree that the most effective way to “flatten the curve,” or slow the spread of the virus, is to practice social distancing. Below is some helpful information regarding COVID-19: How can you be infected? • Coronavirus can spread from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Because these droplets can travel up to six feet, public health experts advise maintaining six feet of distance from others. • The virus can also remain on a surface or object and enter the body through the mouth, nose, or eyes. This is why it is

important to wash your hands before touching your face. How long does it take to show symptoms after being infected? • It takes 2 to 14 days to develop symptoms after exposure to the virus. The average is about 5 days. What are the symptoms? • Fever • Dry cough • Shortness of breath When should you seek testing? • If you are exhibiting symptoms • If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus • If you have recently traveled to one of the high-risk countries. Except in the case of an emergency, please call your healthcare provider before seeking treatment in person. While it is normal to feel anxious, there are ways to take control of the situation and be prepared. I urge you to take the following precautions to keep yourself and our community safe. • Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Senior Citizens Foundation Accepting Grant Applications Does your nonprofit or agency serve senior citizens? Tioga County Senior Citizens Foundation is now accepting 2020 grant funding proposals from nonprofits and community agencies that serve older citizens living in Tioga County, NY. Each year, Senior Citizens Foundation awards grants to libraries, food pantries, and other organizations that sponsor projects and programs that improve the lives of Tioga County’s older citi-

zens. Go to tcseniorfoundation.com to find out more about the foundation. Applications can be submitted electronically at the website or printed, filled out, and mailed. Applications are available by request from TCSCF, PO Box 117, Owego, NY 13827, or seniorcitizensfoundation@ yahoo.com. For more information, call 687-0229.

Free Dental Care Day is Postponed Lalor Dental’s free dental day care has been postponed until further notice.

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Getthere Expands Transportation to Employment Program to Tioga County Rural Health Network (RHN) of South Central New York’s Getthere Transportation to Employment Program (TEP) is expanding into Tioga County, thanks to a grant from Tioga County Rural Ministry. The grant was made possible by a bequest from Eugene “Bucky” Benson in honor of his wife, Julie Hill Benson. TEP meets a previously unmet need in the community by providing shortterm financial assistance to individuals while they build their earnings to cover the costs of transportation to work. Concurrently, Getthere works with each individual to identify and establish a longterm, sustainable commuting strategy. Late in 2018, Getthere rolled out TEP in Broome County. After a successful 2019 serving hundreds of Broome residents, Getthere secured this new funding from Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM) to expand TEP into Tioga County. TCRM’s Board of Directors, in reviewing their mission “to serve the unmet needs of Tioga County residents who are sick, poor, or elderly,” determined that the county’s greatest unmet need was access to transportation. They then determined to set aside a portion of the bequest to help meet those needs. According to TCRM’s Executive Director Sister Mary O’Brien, “Early on, it was clear that Rural Health Network of South Central New York would be our best partner since they have a long and superb history of working to improve

transportation access in South Central New York. Once our board learned of the Transportation to Employment program, we were eager to fund that initiative. It resonates with our deep desire to assist people in our community who want to work but who need some initial help to fulfill that desire.” According to Getthere Director Bill Wagner, “It is our plan to eventually offer this service to residents of all five counties we serve. This program is about more than a ride — it offers individuals hope, a chance at employment, and a chance to better their lives.” TEP benefits low-income residents who are often unemployed, underemployed, seeking employment, and who have identified transportation as a barrier to sustained employment. Additionally, individuals who are employed but do not have affordable, dependable transportation are served. Referrals from this program come from Broome-Tioga Workforce, the Department of Social Services, and other local agencies that assist individuals seeking employment. Rural Health Network of South Central New York’s Getthere Transportation to Employment Program is funded by Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI), through the Binghamton-Broome AntiPoverty Initiative (BBAPI), a program of the United Way of Broome County. Getthere is a program of Rural Health Network of South Central New York.

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Caregiver Recognition & Appreciation Luncheon - Postponed The Women Veteran and Caregiver Recognition and Appreciation Luncheon has been postponed due to the new CDC guidelines regarding gatherings of 50 or more and concern for the health and safety of the veterans and their families.

The luncheon will be held later in the year and honor these women who have given so much in service to their country. Any questions may be referred to Mike at 687-8228.

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Free Grocery, Prescription Deliveries Are you homebound and need groceries or prescriptions delivered? Are you over 60? Do you have a compromised immune system? In response to the Coronavirus pandemic and in order to keep the community safe and healthy, Tioga Opportunities, Inc. is offering grocery and prescription deliveries throughout Tioga County. All grocery and prescription orders must be pre-paid.

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