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Owego Little League Begins 63rd Season

Owego Little League opened its 63rd season on Saturday, May 3. Opening day began with the annual North Avenue to George Street parade. Owego Elementary School (OES) Second Grade students sang "Take Me Out to the Ball Game". New flags were raised and the ceremonial first pitches on Nick Raftis Memorial Field opened ASA Girls Softball and Little League.

Apalachin Firemen's Field Days, June 4 - 7 This year's Apalachin Firemen's Field Days will be held June 4 through June 7 at the Apalachin Firemen's Field Day Grounds in Apalachin. The Field Days will feature rides, games, refreshments, and a chicken BBQ every night. On Wednesday, June 4, there will be a special price for rides from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, and two bikes will be given away at 9:00 pm (one boy's, one girl's). On Friday, June 6, there will be a spectacular fireworks display at 10 pm. On Saturday, June 7, the Little Miss Apalachin Contest will be held at 12:00 Noon. The parade will begin at 6:00 pm. Residents who own convertibles or collector cars are invited to participate. Transportation for some special guest is

needed. Call Dave Ritz, Parade Committee, at 625-2404 for more details. Advanced sale ride tickets are now available through June 3 at the Apalachin Pharmacy on Route 434 in Apalachin, Top of the Hill Restaurant on the corner of Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin, and at Sweeny's Market on Route 434 Apalachin.

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Tioga Downs Begins 2014 Racing Season

Tioga Downs officially inaugurated the 9th season of live harness racing on Saturday, May 3, with their highly successful “Derby Fest 7” event. The public joined the festivities of the day, which included entertainment, food and fun. Admission to the event was free. The “Biggest Party of the Year” began at 2:00 pm and featured live music that continued throughout the day with Virgil Cain, The Rum Runners, the Jason Wicks Band and Wendy Owens & Renegade. Live Harness Racing returned, with a post time of 5:00 pm. Everyone also enjoyed watching and wagering on a live simulcast of the Kentucky Derby, post time 6:24pm. One lucky fan won $1,000 to bet on one horse in the Kentucky Derby in Tioga Downs' first ever Derby Dream Bet contest. Those looking to celebrate Derby Day in traditional style entered the annual “Derby Hat Contest” – The winner received a prize of $500. Guests enjoyed delicious refreshments, including Mint

Juleps, the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby, and tropical drinks available in Tioga Down's new “Tiki Hut”. Other exciting festivities of the day included giveaways of Race Date Tshirts and Schedule magnets, plus a spectacular fireworks display after the night’s final race. Cash drawings totaling over $11,000 were held throughout the day on the gaming floor: from 2pm to 6:30 pm. Guests tried their hand at the NYS Lottery “Spin and Win”, with a chance to win scratch off tickets, lottery merchandise, or free play. Tioga Downs also gave away $1,000 in cash every 60 minutes from 7pm to 12am. President and General Manager of American Racing and Entertainment Tom Osiecki stated, “Tioga Downs Casino is proud to offer quality, affordable entertainment that lets everyone have a great time.” Tioga Downs Casino is located in Nichols, New York. For more information, go to www.tiogadowns.com (1888-WIN-TIOGA)

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New York State Republican candidates and leaders meet in Owego in preparation for their statewide nominating convention May 14 and 15 in Rye Brook. Left to right: Chairman of the New York State Republican Committee Ed Cox; Westchester County Executive and candidate for Governor of New York Rob Astorino; former Owego Town Supervisor Tom Doty; Tioga County Republican Committee Chairman Don J. Leonard; Lan Leonard of Spencer; candidate for New York State Attorney General John Cahill; Owego Town Supervisor Don Castellucci, Jr.; and Tioga County Commissioner of Elections Bernadette Toombs. Westchester County Executive and Republican candidate for Governor of New York Rob Astorino, along with Republican candidate for New York State Attorney General John Cahill visited Owego last month to meet with Republican Party leaders from across the Southern Tier. The candidates participated in the 2014 New York State Republican Committee Southern Tier Regional Candidates Screening Session in preparation for the party’s statewide candidates nominating convention to be held May 14 and 15 in Rye Brook. “We are truly pleased that these candidates for statewide office took the time to come to Tioga County to meet and

talk with the people who comprise the grass-roots base of the Republican Party in New York State” said Don J. Leonard, Chairman of the Tioga County Republican Committee and Regional Vice Chairman of the New York State Republican Committee. “New York State is dead last in America when it comes to jobs and economic growth and a change at the top in Albany is what we need to turn our state around,” Leonard concluded. Also attending the event was Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Committee, and County Chairs and representatives from Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, and Tompkins Counties.

Apalachin Lions Broom Sale - May 12-15 It’s time again for the Apalachin Lions Club’s Annual Broom Sale. The Broom Sale their Community Service Fund Raiser, and the money raised is returned to those in need in the community. The Apalachin Lions will be selling door-to-door in the Greater Apalachin area over May 12, 13, 14, and 15. The items being sold include brooms, cleaning brushes and cloths, sponges, grill brushes, and dusters.

Each year the Lions Club typically contributes over $25,000 to help local residents. This is for activities including disaster relief, scholarships to high school seniors, Special Olympics, highway cleanup, pre-school eye screening, Christmas Baskets, Santa Phones, Easter Egg Hunt, eye exams and glasses, emergency expense assistance, and back-toschool gift certificates. The Apalachin Lions Club is only able to serve the community because the community supports them. Please be generous in your support of their Annual Broom Sale.

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Book Fair - May 10 The Family Reading Partnership of Owego Apalachin (FRPOA) is hosting a Book Fair at the Barnes & Noble Vestal Bookstore on Saturday, May 10. This non-profit organization is asking community members to support FRPOA in its efforts to get quality books into the hands of local children and their families. During the Bookfair, at no added cost to the customer, a percentage of Barnes & Noble purchases will be donated to FRPOA when customers: • Shop in the store on May 10, 2014, and mention that they are shopping for FRPOA at checkout when making a purchase, or • Make a purchase online between May 10 and May 15, 2014, at www.bn.com/bookfair and enter ID#

11146529 at checkout. Purchases of $25 or more are shipped free. Funds raised during the Bookfair will be used to support the many FRPOA programs that distribute free books to children and families in our community. FRPOA is a non-profit (501-c3) organization whose mission is to create a culture of literacy, one book, one child, one family at a time. Tens of thousands of free books have been distributed to families in the community since its beginning in 2009. At no added cost to the customer, a percentage of these B&N purchases will benefit Family Reading Partnership Owego Apalachin. The more that is purchased, the more that is earned, and the more books end up in the hands of children, supporting literacy in our area.

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Margaret Karpel – Owner E-mail: mkarpel@stny.rr.com The Owego Fire Department is hosting its 2nd Annual Owego Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament on June 7 at the Links at Hiawatha Landing. Teams and sponsors are encouraged to register prior to the May 7 deadline through the tournament’s website at www.OwegoFireGolf.com. Paper registrations will still be accepted. Last year 65 teams and 260 golfers participated in the inaugural tournament supported by 103 sponsors. The monies raised from the tournament support two important causes that include scholarships for graduating Owego Free Academy seniors pursing further education in a first responder field and building/ operating costs for the OFD Training Facility. A $2,000 scholarship was awarded to Owego Firefighter Lowell Hines at graduation last year. Once again several “Big Board” items are available to include “ALL ACCESS PIT PASSES” to the NASCAR Watkins Glen Race this Fall; two tickets to Wash-

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Town of Tioga Tire/Scrap Metal Cleanup The 2014 Town of Tioga Tire and Scrap Metal Cleanup will be held on Friday, May 16, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; and Saturday, May 17, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The cleanup will take place around the corner from the Town Hall on Allyn Road in Tioga Center, and is available for Town of Tioga residential households. Up to eight tires per residential household will be accepted at no charge (up to 19 inches); up to an additional eight tires will be accepted for a fee of $1 per tire.

Tires on rims will be taken at no charge and will not be included in the eight tire limit. Any tires over 19 inches will count as two tires (up to 4 tires). Additional tires may be dropped off at $2 per tire (up to 4 tires). Clean scrap metal will also be accepted at no charge. Proof of Town of Tioga residency is required. Funds for this program are provided by Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman

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The OA Foundation for Excellence In Education on April 30 awarded 16 educational grants worth $7,197, bringing the total amount of educational grants awarded to the community to $112,421. Grants are awarded in increments up to $500 per grant request. The OA Foundation started in 1997 and its mission is to enhance the education of the students within the Owego-Apalachin School District boundaries, public and non-public, by providing private funding and stimulating community support for innovative and challenging programs. In 2002, the OA Foundation for Excellence In Education started a scholarship program for graduating seniors continuing their education in a youth oriented field. In 2004, the Marzo family asked the foundation to be trustees to a scholarship in memory of Joseph N. Marzo. As of June 2013, the foundation has given out 43 scholarships for a total of $21,500. The OA Foundation for Excellence In Education also gave $1,000 to OACSD for the School Pool and $1,000 to OACSD for the OFA/OAMS school

sign. In 2012, the foundation gave $1,000 to the Owego Elks to help with their flood recovery, for all of their support of the foundation. This now brings over $138,000 donated back to the Owego & Apalachin communities. The foundation thanks everyone for their support to bring new programs to our community's children. The 2014 Grant Recipients and their educational organizations (pictured above) are: Back row: Bonnie Hathaway (St. Patrick School), Sandy Stiles (OAMS), Darlene Morris (OES), Alicia Sherman (OES), Ruth Schian (Zion Lutheran), Lindsey Williams (OES), student Emily Cook (Braided Cord Cooperative), Amanda Williams (Tioga Co. Boys & Girls Club) Front row: Kelley Corey (St. Patrick School), Heather Roseboom (Zion Lutheran), Katherine Gould (OAMS), Jessica Heidel (OAMS), and student Sienna Cook (Braded Cord Cooperative). Missing from the photo: Megan Armenia (OFA), Kristin Barton (OES UPK).

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Do you love the movie "Frozen"? On May 16, at dusk, join Tioga Arts Council and Historic Owego Marketplace for a Frozen sing-a-long on a 24-foot inflatable screen in Draper Park, 118 Front Street in Owego. Come dressed as your favorite character, bring a blanket, and get ready

to sing along to everyone's favorite movie under the stars. This event is free and open to the public. This program is possible, in part, with funding from the Floyd Hooker Foundation. For more information, call (607) 687-0785 or send an email to tiogaartscouncil@gmail.com.

Nursery School Accepting Applications Park Terrace Nursery School in Apalachin is accepting application for the 2014-2015 school year and summer programs. The school is located at 30 Glann Road in Apalachin. All Programs are from 9:00 to 11:30. Summer Programs There are two weekly summer programs: July 7-11 or July 14-18. The cost is $50 per week, choose one or both weeks. Children who are 6 years of age and

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Rummage & Food Sale May 17 The Park Terrace Community United Methodist Church 30 Glann Rd in Apalachin. will hold a Rummage Sale and a Food Sale as part of the Tioga Terrace Annual Garage Sale on Saturday, May 17, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The sale will include books, clothing, toys, crafts and other household goods. Food such as pizza, hot dogs, a chicken BBQ, beverages and baked goods will be available.

Spaghetti Supper, Bake Sale on May 9 A Spaghetti Supper and Bake Sale will be held on Friday, May 9, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at the great hall of St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 117 Main Street in Owego. Take-outs are available. The cost is $6.50 for adults, $5.00 for children, and free for children 5 years and under.

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“Little Miss Apalachin – 2014” Contest The Little Miss Apalachin Contest is held during the annual Apalachin Firemen's Field Days in June. Eligibility Requirements: Only preregistered 8- and 9-year-old females residing within the Apalachin Fire District are eligible to participate. Time/Date/Location: The contest will start promptly at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in the food tent on the Apalachin Firemen’s Field Day Grounds. The duration of the contest is approximately one hour. The contestants are requested to check in at the stage area between 11:30 and 11:45 am to ensure a timely start of the contest. Attire: Contestant’s Choice Judging Criteria: Appearance, Personality and Communication Skills.

Contestant are to participate in a brief casual conversation with the Master of Ceremonies while standing on the elevated platform on stage. Prizes: Winner: Receives a Tiara, Sash, Floral Bouquet, Trophy and $200.00. Runner-up: Receives a Floral Bouquet, Trophy and $100. Each Participant: Receives a Flower. Pre-Registration Deadline: The pre -registration form below must be fully completed and received at the following address by 5:00 pm, Saturday, May 31, 2014: Paul & Debbie Phillips 3 New St. Apalachin, NY 13732 Tel: 625-3604

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Round and Square Dance - May 10 The Tioga Arts Council is pleased to present the third dance in its 2014 Folk Arts series of round & square dances. Jerry Garrison & Country Connection will be featured on Saturday, May 10, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, at the Candor Fire Hall, 74 Owego Road in Candor. Country Connection includes the following talented musicians: Jerry Garrison on drums and vocals; Dean Goble on fiddle, guitar and vocals; Bob Carlucci on peddle steel guitar; and Billy Linkroum on bass. The program will include a sequence of round dances, square dances, polkas and slow dances, each repeated four times. This event is open to the public and a donation of $5 per person is suggested.

This is the sixteenth consecutive year that the Tioga Arts Council (TAC) has presented its annual Folk Arts series. The remaining events will be held from 7:00 to 10:00 pm as follows: June 14 - Northern Harmony 2 at Goodrich Settlement Grange August 30 - Country Connection with Alice Detrick at the North Barton Grange This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Tioga Arts Council is at 179 Front Street in Owego. For more information, visit www.tiogaartscouncil.org or call (607) 687-0785.

Pre-Registration Form for the “Little Miss Apalachin – 2014” Contest Contestant’s Name: __________________________________________________ Age at time of Contest (June 7, 2014):

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Address: ___________________________________________________________ Telephone #: ____ - ________ I hereby grant permission for the above Contestant to enter and participate in the “Little Miss Apalachin - 2014” Contest sponsored by the Apalachin Fire Department and validate that the Contestant meets the Eligibility Requirements.

Mother’s Day Massage

Gift Certificates 75 Minute Massage with Essential Oils

Signature (Parent or Guardian): __________________________ Date: ___/___/2014

"Kids' Night Out" Programs A series of "Kids' Night Out" programs will be held at 6:30pm on Friday evenings in May and June at the Bement-Billings Farmstead at 8980 Main Street in Newark Valley. Admission is free.

This series features the following performances: May 9 - Will Stafford, juggler May 23 - Johnny Only, musician June 6 - John Simon, musician June 20 - Ken Waldman, songs/stories

Coleman & Daniels FUNERAL HOME LLC

118 Southside Dr. Owego, NY 687-5590 Gift Certificates available on line at www.SouthernTierMassage.com or in person at Southern Tier Massage, or Rick’s Service Center, Southside Drive.

(607) 687-5590 • Kurt Kemmerling LMT

• Massage • Body Treatments • Warm Stone Massage • Herbal Body Wraps • • Paraffin “Vita C” facials • Paraffin Body Treatments •

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Serving Tioga & Broome County For over 20 years!

6519 Rt 434 Apalachin, NY 607-625-3010

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Apalachin, NY (607) 625-3131 or (607) 754-2541

We bring our samples to your home or business to see in your lighting conditions. Free Consultation ~ Free Installation

765 Main Street Vestal, NY 607-748-4695 Mark J. Murphy, Lic. Mgr. Ronald Yurecka

Steven Gabriel, Lic. Mgr. Kurtis VanAbs

Proud to be Serving Our Community for 130 Years Traditional Funeral & Cremation Options Pre-Arrangement Counseling & Financing www.ColemanAndDaniels.com

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Always On Sunday Concert The final Always on Sunday concert will be held on Sunday, May 18, at 3:00 pm. The Royal Blues Big Band will be performing at the First Presbyterian Union Church, corner of North Avenue and Temple Street in Owego. The Royal Blues Big Band is a group of talented local musicians who perform a wide variety of music - everything from the Beatles to Glenn Miller.

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Always on Sunday concerts are free and open to the public; however, donations are welcome. The Always on Sunday series is made possible, in part, with funding from the Tioga County Senior Citizens Foundation and the Cooper Foundation. For more information, go to www.tiogaartscouncil.org or call (607) 687-0785.

~ ONLY 6 MILES SOUTH OF ROUTE 434 ~

LITTLE MEADOWS, PA. 570-623-3508 Open: 7 Days A Week 10:00 am till closing • CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY •

SERVING LUNCH & DINNER

Golf Club Agreement, Winter Holiday Lightshow Extravaganza, and Finger Lake Wines Tioga Downs last month shared new and exciting expansion commitments, deepening and further developing both its role in the Southern Tier’s economy and its upcoming application for a full casino license. With this announcement, Tioga Downs continues to grow as a destination attraction unique among the expected applicants for a full casino license due to the immediacy with which it can grow its contributions to New York’s re-

HOMEMADE SOUPS HAPPY HOUR ~ 3:30 – 5:30 Mon–Fri

CHICKEN & RIB BBQ –Saturdays (weather permitting)

Friday Night BBQ Starting May 16th

Party Season is Coming fast - Contact us for your catering needs! Pizza - 7 Days A Week - Hand Tossed - Full, Half Sheet or Round Friday Nite - Deep fried Haddock & Ribeye Dinners

Apalachin Lions Club Annual Broom Sale A COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND RAISER May 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2014 4 1

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1) Broom – Long lasting, 4 sew, 100% corn, 12” sweeping surface 2) Angle Broom – Long lasting polymer, steel handle, 13” sweep 3) Whisk Broom – 100% corn, 2 sew, 7” sweeping surface 4) Push Broom – 18” polypropylene head, wood handle w/metal tip

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5) Toilet Brush & Caddy – Spiral bristled for scrubbing power 6) Microfiber Cleaning Cloths – Lint-free, 16” x 16” - 2-pack 7) Dust Pan – Polymer, deep well, snaps on broom handle

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gional and state economies. Tioga Downs has signed a 99-year lease option for the Tioga Country Club to commence upon award of the full casino gaming license, with an immediate $50,000 payment cementing the agreement and supporting the club. The first Annual WinterFest Celebration has been scheduled for Tioga Downs. This lightshow, fireworks, and music extravaganza will run from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. Technologically advanced computer coordinated lights, which can be programmed for a thousand colors and timed to music, will anchor displays throughout Tioga Downs as well as sleigh rides, concerts, and fireworks. Singing Christmas trees, special celebrations, and surprise holiday guests will be featured throughout the season. “I’ve seen samples of the amazing work of these technicians and landscapers,” said Jeff Gural. “I am positive our communities and neighbors will enjoy these displays and shows. We’ll be promoting this extensively throughout the region, and look forward to celebrating the holidays together.” Added Tom Osiecki “These types of shows take months to plan, with specially designed backdrops and custom equipment made. We’re already working on this, bringing early holiday music to our offices just as the weather is turning warmer.” Tioga Downs has also expanded its wine list to include additional Finger Lakes wines. Offerings from vineyards such Glenora, Wagner’s, Pleasant Valley and Bully Hill Wineries – alongside Southern Tier craft beers - supplements and enhances our menu. “Being able to celebrate local vintages and brews on menus with local farm-to-table produce makes perfect sense,” remarked Mr. Gural. “We look forward to being able to expand this in the coming months.”

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11) Squeegee w/Sponge - 8” wide for home & auto, 16” plastic handle 12) Lambswool Duster – Flexible 12” duster, handle extends to 58” 13) Eraser Sponge – Cleans marks and tough dirt 4 1/2”x 2 3/4”x 1 1/2”

$6.00 $16.00 $ 2.00

• Quantities may be limited. Items may vary from those pictured and described •

www.ApalachinLions.com SERVING THE APALACHIN AREA SINCE 1956

“A business without a sign,

is a sign of no business”

Next to word of mouth advertising, signs are the most cost efficient, economical means to communicate YOUR MESSAGE to your customers

625-4100

GIVE US A CALL TODAY

• MAGNETIC • ALUMINUM • PLASTIC • • VINYL • BANNERS • CORRUGATED • • JOB SITE • WINDOW LETTERING • • TRUCK & BOAT LETTERING • • ETCHED GLASS • GOLD LEAF •


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Zion Students Present Art Fest for Parents

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Lawnmowers, Small Engines - Repaired Alternators, Starters, Generators, Motors - Rebuilt

NOW IS THE TIME TO GET YOUR TILLER AND LAWNMOWER CHECKED OUT AND READY FOR SPRING!

Van Dervort Repair And Rebuild Service

Students at Zion Lutheran School in Owego held their annual Spring Program on Friday, April 4. Parents were treated to a concert by the students. Recorder and Chimes classes performed as well as a select choir sang two numbers. Music Teachers Ann Woodard and Leland Roseboom Jr. also performed a duet for parents and students. All the students ended the concert by singing several

numbers. Following the concert, everyone gathered in the gym for a display of artwork that the students had worked on throughout the year. Parents provided snacks and drinks for a gathering after the concert during which everyone enjoyed some fellowship time. For more information about Zion, call 687-6376, or go to www.zionowego.org.

185 Shady Hill Road, Apalachin 625-4658 PICKUP AND DELIVERY AVAILABLE

Tim & Tyson

Saturday May 17th

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)

Gene Hummel Saturday May 23rd Karaoke Saturday June 3rd (Every 1st Saturday of the month)

Serving Lunch & Dinner or Just a Snack! Stop in and try our Homemade Soup Specials

Wednesday - Shrimp Nite Thursday - Clam Nite

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The Terrace The Friendly Neighborhood Tavern Rt. 434, Apalachin, New York 625-3935

Hiking for Helping Hands - June 14 Community Care Network of Nichols is sponsoring “Hiking for Helping Hands”. This is the organization's 6th Annual Fundraiser, 1½ mile Walk and Scavenger Hunt or 5K or 8 Mile Run (new this year). The event will take place on Saturday, June 14, at Nichols, NY. Early registration for both events began April 1. You must register separately for walk or run. Early registration cost for walkers is $12.00 (Apr 1- May 16), $15.00 after May 16.

Early registration cost for runners is $20 (Apr 1-21); $25.00 (Apr 22-May 16), $30.00 after May 16. For information, call (607) 414-1018, email communitycare@stny.twcbc.com or visit the CCNN office at 139 RoKi Blvd. in Nichols to obtain hard copy registration forms. Check out their "new" Facebook page for this event at www.facebook.com/ hikingforhelpinghands5k Online registration is available at https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/ form?eventID=8100 You must have a credit card to register online & there is a small service fee added to total.

Join Us for Mother’s Day

Sunday May 11th

Show Mom how much you love & appreciate her … Bring her to the Blue Dolphin Restaurant for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!

FREE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE WITH DINNER Mother’s Day May 11th

11:00 am – 9:30 pm

RESERVATION NOT NECESSARY! 625-5029


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White Tails Bar Receives Award from Lions

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Paddle Party - May 10 The Nichols American Legion Post 1624 will host a Paddle Party on May 10. Vendors will include Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Pink Papaya, Origami Owel, Christmas Uncorked, Pink Zebra, Avon, Pampered Chef, Quilting, Party Lite.

The preview starts at 12:30 pm. Bidding starts at 1:30 pm. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new stove for the Nichols American Legion Post 1624. Bring your quarters to bid on all of these great items. Refreshments will be available.

Stop in and see Greg Kies today! Greg’s Auto Sales 770 Fifth Ave., Owego

(607) 687-1535 Check us out on line at: www.GregsAutoSales.biz Pictured above are Sally Lynch, Jeff Kuhr, Rick Grey, and Vince Hawley Sally Lynch and Jeff Kuhr of White Tails Bar in Little Meadows, PA., last month received an award from the Apalachin Lions Club in appreciation of supporting the Apalachin Lions Christmas Basket Program. Sally Lynch and Jeff Kuhr ran a fund raiser at Christmastime for the last three years and donated the proceed in dollars, food, and toys to the Apalachin Lions Basket Program.

The award which Lynch and Kuhr received is named after Robert Uplinger, from Syracuse, New York, who was president of Lions Internations in the 70's The award is made to someone who has done more than their share and truly believes in the LIONS motto "We Serve".

Ticket prices for “Yes” and Trace Adkins are $25, $35 and $45. Kellie Pickler concert tickets are $15, with all proceeds to benefit the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group. Tickets for all of the shows can be purchased at Tioga Downs Casino Gift Shop, Ticketmaster.com or any Ticketmaster location. Tioga Downs Casino is in Nichols, New York. You must be 18 years old to play video gaming machines. Please play responsibly. For more information, visit www.tiogadowns.com (1-888-WINTIOGA).

Between Owego and Endicott

30 Flavors Soft Ice Cream Over 40 Flavors Hard Ice Cream Sundaes • Splits • Shakes • Floats

Located at

1819 Orwell Hill Road (SR 1036) Orwell, PA. Open Saturdays from May 24 to August 30, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

2014 Schedule of Events and Workshops

Berkshire Library Receives Grant The Berkshire Free Library was one of eleven organizations in the region, including seven in Broome, Chenango and Tioga counties, to receive grants totaling $100,000 from the Community Foundation for South Central New York’s

8784 Route 17C • Across from Crestview Heights

OPEN noon – 9 pm Daily

Tioga Downs Summer Concert Series Tioga Downs Casino has announced their Summer Concert Series lineup. The 2014 Series kicks off on May 30 with legendary rock group “Tommy James and the Shondells”, 70s hitmakers “Kansas” follow on June 20, and “Yes” inaugurates Independence Day Weekend with a performance on July 5. Country star and American Idol alum Kellie Pickler performs on August 8 and, lastly, rounding out the Series on August 31 is Grammy-nominated country artist Trace Adkins. All concerts start at 8:00 pm and will take place at the outside concert venue. Pricing for tickets to see “Tommy James and the Shondells” and “Kansas” is $20, $25, and $30. Tickets are currently available for purchase.

ICE CREAM

Community Fund spring 2014 competitive grant cycle. and programs at the organizations. The Berkshire Free Library received $14,000 toward improvement of the heating and electrical systems.

May 24 - Opening Day: Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing, Quilting, Flax Processing, Carpentry, and Blacksmithing with Merle Eiffert. May 31 - Sheep Shearing Day with Rodger Thomas. We will also teach young visitors how to produce felt from fleece. (NIH) June 7- Rugs, Rugs, Rugs with Marleta Anderson. Hooked rugs, rag rugs, and braided rugs. Hear about a traditional "rag party" making rag strips and rag balls. Young visitors will learn to make rug braids with Joy McCracken . (NIH) June 14 - Fleece to Shawl. Our local "Sheep to Shawl" team will demonstrate this tradition. Kathy Halton will teach spinning on a drop spindle to young visitors. (NIH)

Saturday May 10th Starting at 1 pm stop in for more details

FREE POOL Tuesday nights 6-10

Boneified Entertainment Karaoke –May 17th Join Us for the NASCAR TRY OUR WEEKLY SPECIALS

Willy’s Friendsville Inn (570) 553-0111 Cottage St., Friendsville, Pennsylvania

June 21 - Rocker Beater Loom. Guest lecturer, Phyllis Dean, interprets our newly acquired rocker beater loom with a fly-shuttle. Lecture, “What is it? Where did it come from? What is its connection to HTTM?” at 1:00 pm. Visitors will have an opportunity to try weaving on selected early looms. June 28 - Flax Day. Pam (Mawhiney) Wood will highlight all the steps in the processing of our homegrown flax fibers into fine linen thread using our outstanding collection of tools including the flax break, hackles and flax wheel. “No Idle Hands Events” (NIH) offer young visitors hands-on experience and a free kit for the first ten children. Kits include instructions and materials for the featured craft. Special Exhibits: “Spinning and Weaving During the Civil War” and “Rocker Beater Loom.” See www.hometextiletoolmuseum.org for more information on Saturday events and the museum’s workshop schedule for 2014 beginning with a “Felt Hat or Scarf” on July 9, “Beginning Cheese Making” on July 11, and a “Pie Taker Basket” workshop on July 14. For details call the museum at (570) 247-7175 or email: info@httm.org. Ad funded in part by the Bradford County Room Tax Fund and the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau


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On Saturday, April 12, 52 World War II veterans and 26 Korean War veterans and their guardians boarded a flight from Binghamton to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials and witness the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery, at no cost to the veterans. The trip, was funded by Jeff Gural, owner of Tioga Downs Casino in Nichols, N.Y. Upon landing at Dulles International Airport, the veterans were greeted by local military members and residents from the Washington, D.C. area. They were then bused to Arlington National Cemetery to see the changing of the guard. Then on to the Marine Memorial, referred to as the “Iwo Jima” memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial and Korean War Memorial, and finally the World War II Memorial. Upon arrival back in Binghamton, the veterans were greeted home by several hundred people. For more photos and video go to www.TiogaDowns.net

Washing, Waxing & Cleaning “Clean Like You’ve Never Seen”

Check out our web page for extensive information regarding detailing service and pricing! www.Mobile-Joes.com email: Mobilejoes@stny.rr.com Most Cars & Trucks $100 - $150 Now booking 7 days a week! 607-206-6396


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• DRIVEWAYS • PARKING LOTS • SEAL COATING • ALL TYPES OF ASPHALT From Commercial Tough Grade to Residential Extra Smooth Family Owned & Operated Serving Tioga / Broome Counties The Greater Southern Tier of NY & Pa

Call for FREE Estimate

SPRING SPECIALS CALL NOW 607-201-2575

www.McNallyPaving.com

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Sweeneys Plaza, Rt 434, Apalachin

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY OPEN 11-9 Memorial Day!

Kessler-Zink German Riesling Choose from 5 Varieties. 750 ml. ……….. $9.99 Mommy's Time Out Pinot Grigio. 750 ml. ………..$8.99 Peter Mertes Riesling & Moscato Blend. 750 ml. .$8.99 Daily's Pre Made Cocktails. 10 oz. ………………...$1.99 Odesse 80 proof Vodka. 1.75 L. …………………..$12.79 Setter Straight Bourbon. 1.75 L. ………………….$16.99 Please join us on Saturday May 24th from 4-7 for a wine tasting by Thirsty Owl!

PLANNING YOUR WEDDING?

Personalized Labels for wine bottles are FREE with purchase of wine. Many styles available Gift Certificates Available • Case Discounts on non-sale wines

1429 Main Street, Apalachin, N. Y.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY From Nick’s Garage Call Earl for an appointment 625-3015

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