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2015 Apalachin Firemen’s Field Days

The 2015 Apalachin Firemen's Field Days will be held Wednesday, June 3, through Saturday, June 6, at the Apalachin Firemen's Field Day Grounds in Apalachin (follow the signs). The Field Days will feature rides, games, food, drinks, chicken BBQ. On Wednesday, June 3, the rides will be a special price from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. And at 9:00 pm, two bikes will be given

away (one boy's, one girl's bike). A spectacular fireworks display will take place Friday night at 10 pm sharp. The Little Miss Apalachin Contest will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, June 6. There will be Pay-One-Price ride specials from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. The traditional Apalachin Firemen's Field Days Parade will start at 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 6.

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Rock Legend Chubby Checker Opened Summer Concert Series at Tioga Downs

Chubby Checker started the Tioga Downs Summer Concert Series Saturday night, May 30. Even though the weather looked bad the concert started on time at 8:00 pm. Unfortunately about 15 minutes into the concert the weather changed, the concert was stopped and everyone was moved inside due to a large thunder storm.

After an about an hour of waiting for the weather to clear the concert was canceled. Chubby Checker then went into the Casino to meet with his fans. For more info on the Summer Concert Series at Tioga Downs see their ad on page 5.

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Owego Little League News Chris Rieg proudly announces that Sarah Terry’s Sectional score in 9-10

TIOGA COUNTY COMMUNITY PRESS year old age group of Pitch Hit and Run advances her to the Major League Baseball Championship on June 6 at Yankee Stadium. If she wins it’s on to the National Finals at MLB Star week in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Talan Schumacher won the 9-10 age group for the boys in the Sectional Round in Binghamton. Twenty-four participated in the PHR competition on May 3 at Hyde Park.

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$10K Reward in Wysox Firearms Theft The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms industry -- have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Fulmer’s Sporting Goods Federal Firearm Licensee. ATF is offering a reward in the amount of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000. This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms. The theft occurred on May 24 between the hours of 8:00 pm and 5:30 am the next morning. Fulmer's Sporting Goods is located at 1137 Route 6 (Golden Mile Rd), Wysox, Bradford County, PA. The thieves broke into the gun store and stole 48 handguns from the business. “Gun thieves are a principal source of firearms for criminals. Stolen guns are often quickly sold, ending up in the hands of criminals, and later recovered in violent crimes by law enforcement”, said Kelly D. Brady, ATF Acting Special Agent in Charge. “ATF is asking the public to provide any information that would aid investigators in locating the firearms and arresting those responsible for the gun burglary.” This investigation is being conducted by ATF and the Pennsylvania State Police. Anyone having information should call the ATF 24/7 hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) or email: ATFTips@atf.gov. All calls will be kept confidential.

Apalachin Lions Jack Smith Golf Open The 40th Annual Jack Smith Golf Open will be held Saturday, July 11, with a 9:00 am shotgun start at the Tioga Country Club in Nichols. Cost is $75 per person or $53 per person for Tioga CC members. There will be 4-person teams. Included are greens fees and cart, coffee & donuts, hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages during the tournament, and a lunch after golf. Proceeds will help support the many health, educational and community projects that the Apalachin Lions Club engages in each year. For more information about the Jack Smith Open, call Lion Dave Whritenour, (607) 972-9721. Tioga County's

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Tioga’s Sarah Wayson Earns Multiple Honors for Softball at Rochester

Former Tioga Central HS standout Sarah Wayson finished her softball career in style at the University of Rochester. She helped the Yellowjackets win the Liberty League championship and earn a berth in the NCAA Division III Championships. She was richly rewarded for her efforts. Wayson was named First Team All-Liberty League as a designated player and named Second Team AllNortheast Region by members of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. This marked the third time she received All-Liberty League honors in four years, the second time as a First Team honoree. The All-Region honor in 2015 was her first. In 2015, Wayson hit a sparkling .343 (36 for 105) with seven doubles and 15 RBIs. That was a career-best average and RBI total for her. She hit .314 as a freshman (27 of 86) with six doubles. She played in 36 games in 2012, starting 27. In her sophomore season, she played in all 42 games (started every game), hitting .268 (33-123) with 14 runs scored, six doubles, two HRs, and 14 RBIs. As a senior this year, she played in 37 games with 33 starts. For her career, she hit .304 (97-319)

with 19 doubles, two HRs, and 34 RBIs. She pitched extensively in her first two seasons, going 10-4 with a 2.12 ERA in 2012. As a sophomore in 2013, she was 6-7 with a 2.74 ERA. She appeared in two games as a pitcher in 2014 (0-1) and 2015 (1-0). Rochester finished the 2015 season with a 29-13 overall record. The Yellowjackets won the regular season title in the Liberty League at 10-2 and secured the right to host the Liberty League playoffs. In the playoffs, Rochester posted three straight shutout wins – beating Skidmore, 5-0, RPI, 6-0, and Union, 5-0. The Liberty League tournament title gave Rochester an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs. The Yellowjackets hosted a threeteam regional. In the first game, Rochester defeated Penn St.-Berks, 4-0. The Yellowjackets lost to 17th-ranked Moravian College, 3-2 in 9 innings in their second game. Rochester defeated Moravian, 6-3, in an elimination game in the double-elimination tournament. That set up the Yellowjackets and Greyhounds for their third meeting in less than 36 hours. Moravian won, 4-2, to advance to the Super-Regional Round of the NCAA Championships. She graduated from the University on May 17 with a degree in biomedical engineering. Wayson was named to the All-Academic teams of both the Liberty League and the University Athletic Association. Wayson was a three sport athlete at Tioga Central HS, playing softball, basketball and soccer. She was a two-time First Team All-State honoree (softball), two-time softball team captain, and fivetime softball MVP. She helped lead softball ('09) and basketball ('10) teams to the state finals. She recorded a career record of 81-19 with 1141 career strikeouts and 41 shutouts. She was a member of the National Honor Society.

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WANTED: Vintage Jewelry men’s and women’s including watches. Also old toys, paintings. Call Dave at 607-3727860 11/15 DENT REMOVAL: door dings, hail damage, dents removed without harm to car finish! Olympic Detailing 607-625-2332 DOG BOARDING: Pleasant Valley Dog Kennel, 5367 State Route 38, Newark Valley, NY 13811. 38 years in business, indoor/outdoor runs. Daily rates $14 one dog, $21 two dogs same run 607-6428776 06/15 WANTED: Your classified ad for our July 2015 issue. Please send in form below by June 25.

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Dance Recital on June 14 Kathy Hansen School of Dance will hold their 40th Annual Dance Recital on June 14 at the Owego Middle School

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to create something out of metal with your own hands? If so, the Newark Valley Historical Society is sponsoring a Blacksmithing Workshop on June 13 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Participants will learn about building an appropriate fire using coal, the basics of drawing out a taper, forming an “S” hook and if time allows a simple leaf. Teens are encouraged to attend, but those under 16 will need an adult present. Minimum age is 13. Fuel, materials and tools are provided. The fee is $30, $28 for members of the NV Historical Society. Bring your own picnic lunch.

The workshop will be held at the blacksmith shop at the Bement-Billings Farmstead at 9241 State Route 38, one mile north of Newark Valley. Pre-register by June 5 by calling Leslie at (607) 642-5412. Space is limited, so call as soon as you can. This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts' Decentralization Program, administered locally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes; and hosted by the Newark Valley Historical Society. See NVHS website for info: www.nvhistory.org. Photos provided

Ribbon Cutting at Owego Bakery A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held May 13 for Blackbird Bakery & Eatery, 68 North Avenue, in Owego. After opening six months ago, The Blackbird has developed into a full service bakery and lite eatery with a wide selection of products served in a relaxed atmosphere. The Blackbird serves baked goods fresh every morning, lunches, specialty orders GIMME Coffee (roasted in Ithaca).

The bakery is a longtime dream of owner Becky Blair and her three daughters and co-owners Lacy MacDonald, Sarah Blair and Emmy Huffman. Their goal is to provide excellent homemade baked goods with the freshest ingredients for years to come. The Blackbird is open Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

“Family Fun Day” at TC Museum, June 6 The Tioga County Historical Society will host a “Family Fun Day” on Saturday, June 6, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. “Family Fun Day” is a free event for kids of all ages, featuring games, activities, crafts and more. Most games and activities will take place outdoors, so be prepared for a fun day in the sun. Flag Day will be celebrated during “Family Fun Day” and participants will learn the history of American flags and kids will create and paint their own American flags. Families will also learn about Owego native J. Alden Loring,

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The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Graduating Class of Leadership Tioga 2015. Commencement Ceremonies were held Tuesday, May 6, at Pheasant Hill Country Club. Leadership Tioga is in its 16th year of operation and over 250 people have completed the program. Students take part in an eight-month program designed to educate, inform and empower leaders. Leadership Tioga enlists people who live or work in Tioga County and are interested in developing their leadership skills and knowledge of local issues, as well as pursuing leadership roles in their community.

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Have a Item Not On This List If it is made before 1975 Call & see if it is something—I Buy! (607) 372-7860 St. Patrick School on Front Street in Owego will permanently close its doors in June at the end of the school year. A special St. Patrick School Farewell Celebration will be held on Friday, June 5, at the school on Front Street and at St. Patrick Church on Main Street. The evening will begin with a Prayer Service at 6:00 pm in the church. From 6:30 to 8:00 pm, everyone is invited to tour the school and enjoy

refreshments and entertainment, view photos, share memories, and bid a bittersweet farewell to the beloved school. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. It is hoped that many alumni of St. Patrick School will be able to attend the event. The school is located at 309 Front Street in Owego.

Waterman Center News 403 Hilton Rd., Apalachin 625-2221 Kayak Raffle Waterman Center is excited to raffle off a Perception Prodigy 10.0 Kayak including the paddle and a medium/large size life jacket. Route 96 Power and Paddle partially funded the raffle to benefit the center. Tickets are available at Waterman Center or at their booth at the Owego Strawberry Festival on June 20. The raffle will be held July 13.

Father’s Day Breakfast A Father’s Day Breakfast will be held on Hiawatha Island on Sunday, June 21, from 9 to 11 am. Waterman’s boat takes you to the island where a big, farm-style breakfast awaits. The event is held rain or shine. Reservations are required by June 10. Adults $18 single, $25 per couple, children $9 ages 5 to 12, no cost for kids under age five.

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OFA YES! Leaders Teach Friendship and Substance Abuse Resistance Skills Seventeen YES! LEADers from Owego Free Academy presented a program on the dangers of drugs and alcohol to Owego Middle School students. At their presentations, YES! LEADers demonstrate the dangers of drugs and alcohol and the importance of positive self-esteem by using hands-on activities that help younger students understand the impact drugs and alcohol can have on everyday life. These activities are designed to teach students how to resist peer pressure and make healthy choices. Earlier this year, YES! LEADers attended two days of leadership training to learn the best methods to engage younger students in ways they can relate to. Since many YES! LEADers are leaders in their schools and local communities, younger students see them

as role models and emulate the positive choices these students make to be drug and alcohol free. Owego’s YES! LEADers are also committed to helping their community. In addition to visiting classrooms, they participate in a variety of outreach activities, including hosting a military care package drive. YES! LEADS is a peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention program run by YES! Safe Choices for Kids, sponsored by Senator Libous and Lourdes Hospital, currently in its 26th year. YES! trains high school and middle school LEADers, like those from Owego, who are role models for younger students. For more information, on YES! Safe Choices for Kids, visit www.yessafechoices.org.

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Owego Free Academy YES! LEADers Sara Wierbowski (left) and Erica Sandtorv (right) practice the 10 Ways to Make Safe Choices with two Owego Middle School students during their group’s YES! LEADS presentations.

Tioga Opportunities Offers Program on Alzheimer’s Would you like to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss? Join the Department of Aging on July 6, 10:00 to 11:00 am, at the Countryside Community Center at 9 Sheldon Guile Boulevard, in Owego, when the Alzheimer’s Association presents “Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia: The Basics.”

If you or a loved one is experiencing memory loss or other behavioral changes, come and learn the facts about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This program is free, but registration is required. Call (607) 687-4120, ext. 331 to reserve your seat.

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3908 Waverly Road, Owego, New York 13827 (607) FURNACES BOILERS WATER HEATERS GOULDS WATER PUMPS PLUMBING FIXTURES SEWER & DRAIN CLEANING WATER CONDITIONING AIR CONDITIONING

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Cooking on the Lite Side by Chef Nick Cavataio

Spicy Quinoa Black Bean Burgers Beware my carnivorous friends; this recipe could possibly turn into one of your favorite burger dishes. It is very forgiving as far as substituting some ingredients and adding a variety of toppings. If you would like more information about healthy eating, sign up for our free newsletter at conqueringhealthierrecipes.com. Also, please send me your version of this wonderful veggie burger. You can send your recipe and comments to nfc@stny.rr.com. Have a great week and God Bless. Spicy Quinoa Black Bean Burgers 1/2 cup white onion, fine diced 1/4 cup jalapeno pepper, seeded and fine diced 1 cup fine chopped spinach 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, fine diced 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil

2 teaspoons dried steak seasoning 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup cooked quinoa 1 (15 ounce can black beans), washed and drained 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, divide Sauté the onion, pepper, spinach and tomatoes in oil over medium heat for a couple minutes until softened. Remove from heat. Mash the beans coarsely in a bowl. Add the quinoa, vegetables, seasonings and one tablespoon of breadcrumbs; mix. Stir to make a stiff dough. Add more breadcrumbs if needed. Shape into patties (about 6) and coat with remaining breadcrumbs. Fry in about 3 or 4 tablespoons light oil; 3 minutes each side or until golden brown.

Senator Libous: Time to Keep the Cap! The Senate recently voted 47-13 to make the 2% Property Tax Cap permanent. I wasn't in Albany due to my recovery from back surgery but I would've enthusiastically provided the 48th vote to keep the Cap. It's been one of my top priorities this year. And it was one of your top priorities too since 77% of you supported it in my recent Pocketbook Survey. I originally voted to create the Cap back in 2011. Since 2012, the vast majority of our school districts and munici-

palities have kept spending increases below the Cap. Recent reports estimate that taxpayers have saved $7.6 billion statewide over the past three years thanks to the Cap. I know some school districts still struggle with the Cap. That's why I supported a $1.4 billion school aid increase in this year's Budget. Before our 2015 Session ends soon, the Assembly needs to join the Governor and Senate by voting to keep the Cap.

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Join us Saturdays for:

Karaoke Saturday - June 6 “Next To Kin” Saturday June 20 & July 18

“THE FALCONERS” Coming July 11th •Tue - Steak Nite • •Wed - Shrimp Nite • • Thurs - Clam Nite •

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

Coleman & Daniels FUNERAL HOME LLC 6519 Rt 434 Apalachin, NY 607-625-3010

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

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APALACHIN FIREMEN’S FIELD DAYS June 3, 4, 5, 6 2128 Owego Rd., Ross Corners, Vestal

786-0234 TAKE OUT • EAT IN • DELIVERY PIZZA • SUBS • WINGS • SALADS SANDWICHES • BURGERS

Sweeneys Plaza, Rt 434 Apalachin, NY

BARTON’S MARKET

Dr. Alfred A. Wagner Optometrist

816 Pa Ave., Apalachin 625-2516 JUST 3/4 mile South on Pa Ave

Kerosene & LP Gas

Rt 434 & Griffin Dr., Apalachin, N.Y.

Have your LP tanks Filled

(607) 625-2121 Contact Lenses

20 to 100 lb tanks & RV’s

BEER • SODA • ICE • GROCERIES

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We Rock the Southern Tier ! Nine Locations to Serve You!

NY: Lounsberry•Owego•Tioga Center Whitney Point• Oxford & Lisle PA: Birchardville•Wysox•New Milford

Rock Products –Sand & Gravel NYS DOT & Pa DOT aproved Corporate Office:

3430 Rt 434, Apalachin, NY 607-687-1114 fax 607-687-1856

FREE Admission FREE Parking Firemen’s Field Day Grounds Follow the Signs!

BARTON’S ICE CREAM PARLOR

Next to Barton’s Market on Pa Ave

NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Chicken BBQ –Every Day! (607) 625-2682

Leagues • Carts • Lunch Counter • Banquets

Wednesday - June 3 Special Ride Price - 6 to 7 pm Big Bike Give-away at 9 pm

Choice One Auto Sales

Thursday - June 4 Rides Galore

Monday & Thursday Special 18 Holes $25.

“Specializing in GM Vehicles”

6278 Route 434, Apalachin, N.Y.

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(607) 625-2610

Route 434, Apalachin, NY ~ Breakfast ~ Lunch ~ Dinner ~ ~ Banquet Facilities ~

Friday - June 5 Fireworks - 10 pm sharp! Saturday - June 6 Little Miss Apalachin Contest - Noon Pay One Price Ride Special 1pm to 5pm Parade - 6 pm

8240 Rt 434, Apalachin, NY (607) 625-2288 Open: Mon-Fri 8am- 5pm; Saturday 8am to noon

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Rt. 434, Apalachin, NY We Make Our Own Soft Ice Cream and Proudly Serve Perry's 100% Natural Hard Ice Cream (607) 625-2226 (570) 623-2225

(607) 625-5653 • (607) 625-9904 5780 Route 434, Apalachin, NY

1429 Main St. Apalachin 625-3015

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Veterans News Memorial Day 2015 Owego and Tioga County remembered her fallen heroes and veterans with a Memorial Day Parade and Service of Remembrance. Thank you all. Two Gold Star Families - the Bilbreys for Iraq Army Specialist Charlie Bilbrey and the Vickis for Afghanistan Army Sgt. Justin Rogers - met for Wreath Laying at the Tioga County Veterans Memorial. "Flags In" Veterans and Girl and Boy Scouts placed 5,000 flags on veterans graves in Tioga County Cemeteries. In Europe, flags and flowers decorated the graves of four Tioga County Fallen Heroes in Margraten, The Netherlands, two at Henri Chapel Cemetery in Belgium, and an Owego Army Air Force crewman in England. Penny Hall of Fame Veteran Senator Tom Libous inducted World War II Army veteran George "Lee" Penny of Apalachin in the New York State Veterans' Hall of Fame. Purple Heart County Tioga County hopes to be a Purple Heart County soon. Senator Tom Libous' Regional Affairs Coordinator Don Leonard is coordinating the project.

"In Harm's Way" Fifty-one students in Mike Bartlow's Social Studies Classes at Owego Apalachin Middle School interviewed and documented stories of Tioga County veterans. Eagle Scout Task From 65 cemeteries, 5,000 lines of veterans information must be entered into a database so results can be published, updated and able to retrieve selected data. Contact Owego VFW Memorial Day Chairman Jim Raftis jraftis2@stny.rr.com

June 14th

Summer Dance Camps From July 7th-August 20th Single Classes starting at $75 - 7 week session

Day Camp Day Camps Starting at $214 7 week session

Classes Forming For Summer Dance Classes & Dance Day Camp AGES 3-6

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Owego Apalachin Music Festival The Owego Apalachin Foundation for Excellence in Education is excited to announce The OA Foundation Music Festival. This is a family oriented event featuring local bands Sunday, September 27, 2015, 1:00 to 7:00 pm at the Hickories Park Bandshell in Owego. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children age 5 and under. All Proceeds go to the OA Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit community organization that provides educational grants for innovative programs benefiting children in our area. They also provide scholarships to graduating

Medicare Seminar Will you be new to Medicare in 2015? Do you have Medicare, but would like a review lesson? If so, attend the “Medicare 101” seminar on Monday, June 8, 1:30 to 3:30 pm at Tioga Opportunities, Inc.’s Countryside Community

seniors at OFA. Last year, the local chapter of Dollars for Scholars folded. Along with giving their own grants and scholarships, the Foundation was able to help Dollars for Scholars, in their last year of giving, administer 17 additional scholarships to local students. In 2015 the foundation will be giving out 13 scholarships. The foundation would like to fill the loss of Dollars for Scholars by funding even more scholarships in the years to come. For more information, visit www.OAFoundation.com

SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLE 98% APPROVAL Stop in and see Greg Kies today! Greg’s Auto Sales 770 Fifth Ave., Owego (607) 687-1535

Center, 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd in Owego. Come and gain knowledge that could prevent late enrollment penalties or coverage gaps. Call the Department of Aging at 6874120, ext. 344 to sign up. Space is limited, so call as soon as possible.

Check us out on line at: www.GregsAuto-Sales.com

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK HAPPY FATHER’S DAY Sweeneys Plaza, Rt 434, Apalachin

Wine tastings in June Friday 6/5 4-7pm -Yates Cellars Friday 6/19 4-7pm Assorted wines from around the world.

White Nights Vodka. 5 Times Distilled from Belgium. 1.75 Liter $21.99 750 ml. …………….. $14.99 Franzia Sunset Blush or Refreshing White 5 Liter Box ………... $14.99 Montego Bay Coconut Rum 1 Liter ……………………………….. $10.99 Setter Straight Bourbon 1.75 Liter $17.99 1 Liter ………………. $10.99 Beringer Merlot, Moscato, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Red Crush. 1.5 Liter Bottles ………...… $11.99 Peter Mertes Riesling 750 ml. ……………………………………….. $7.99

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.

A FULLY COMPUTERIZED AUTO REPAIR CENTER DOMESTIC & FOREIGN HAPPY FATHER’S DAY From Nick’s Garage Call Earl for an appointment today 625-3015 Now accepting applications for those who are looking to become part of the Nick’s Garage Team

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