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A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony was held at the new Owego Elementary School on Tuesday, May 31. The new school is the centerpiece of the Owego-Apalachin School District’s recovery efforts from the flood of September 2011 from Tropical Storm Lee.

Speakers at the event included Senator Charles Schumer; Dr. Bill Russel, OA Superintendent; David Barton, OA BOE President; Laurie McKeveny, OES Principal, Senator Fred Akshar, NY Senate, and Mayor Steven May, Owego Mayor.

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The Community FounBill’s beliefs and who gives dation for the Twin Tiers their time, commitment and (CFTT) announces that leadership to the communinominations for the Wilty. It was created at CFTT liam “Bill” Ransom, III by the Waverly Rotary Club Community Service Award in Bill’s memory; many are now being accepted. community groups, busiThis is the first year the nesses, family, and friends award is being given. for whom Bill had an imWilliam “Bill” Ransom, pact have contributed to the III passed away on July 10, fund, enabling it to be large 2014, after a long and couenough to give this award rageous battle with cancer. William “Bill” Ransom annually. He was a Valley businessTo nominate a Valley perperson and was extremely active in his son for this award, summit a brief essay community. Bill served on many boards about why you are nominating him or and committees and always provided her. Include your name and contact inleadership and vision to all the organizaformation and the nominee’s name and tions with which he was involved. The contact information by June 16, 2016, to fund was established in his name to honcftt@stny.rr.com or by mail to: CFTT, or his steadfast commitment and dedica104 W. Lockhart St., Sayre PA 18840. tion to making the community a stronger and better place in which to live, work, and enjoy life. The William “Bill” Ransom, III Community Service Award will be given annually to someone who exemplifies

Free Concert in Newark Valley - June 18 Artisitic Expressions at The Trout Ponds Presents "Watts On Tap" on Saturday, June 18, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The program will include music from the

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Flea Market, Vendor Show - June 11 A Country Roads Outdoor Flea Market and Vendor Show will be held on June 11, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Firemen’s Field on Marean Road in Newark Valley. The event is a fundraiser for the Newark Valley Fire Department Auxiliary.

There will also be a Bake Sale. Calling all Crafters and Vendors: Sell your wares, your antiques, your vintage items, your white elephant items, garage sale items, your yard sale items. Do you want a spot? Call Kat Amato (607) 2379477.

A home at 107 Liberty St. in the Village of Owego was destroyed by fire on June 1. The fire started in the front of the home, and was reported around 1:30pm. The Owego Fire Department along with mutual aid from Tioga Center, Campville and Apalachin extinguished the blaze. The fire is currently under investigation by the Tioga County Fire Investigation Team. All residents and their pets got out without any injuries.

Concerts in the Park begin June 29 Concerts in the Park begin June 29. This series of six free Wednesday night concerts will take place at Hickories Park in Owego. The Kirby Band, based in Nichols, will kick off the season on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:30 pm, with fireworks at 9:30 pm. The remaining concerts will take place on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Concerts in July and August are: July 6 - Wreckless Marci (modern rock) July 13 - Pasty White & Double Wide (rock) July 20 - Mike Davis & The Laughing Buddha Episodes (blues/funk) July 27 - Woodshed Prophets (rock/ country) Aug 3 - Triple Play with Alice Detrick (country)

The concerts are free, donations are welcome. Raffles will be held at each concert to benefit the Tioga Arts Council. Hickories Park is at 359 Hickories Park Road in Owego. Concerts in the Park is made possible, in part, through generous funding from the Town of Owego.

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BBQ, Yard & Craft Sale - June 11 The Vestal Center UMC Men's Annual Chicken BBQ and Yard & Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, June 11, at 478 West Hill Road in Vestal. Yard & Crafts

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Free Ice Cream Social - June 23 Bring your family and friends to the Park Terrace United Methodist Church for an Ice Cream Social on Thursday,

June 23, at 6:30 pm. The church is at 30 Glann Road in Apalachin.

Residential Plumbing & Heating • Electrical • Carpentry Fully Insured • References Available Calling it a direct threat to the remaining hallowed ground of the Gettysburg battlefield, the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association launched a campaign against a proposed roadway extension designed to place big box stores and other commercial development on open land that was directly involved in the battle and its aftermath. The proposed extension of Camp Letterman Drive by Straban Township, PA, and a developer represents the greatest threat to Gettysburg battlefield and hallowed ground in many years. All who honor the service and sacrifice of the soldiers who fought at Gettysburg – and all who value our nation’s history must rise up and stop it. This street project allows access to undeveloped land for big box stores and other development that would permanently wipe out historic sites. Once lost, it will be lost forever. The Camp Letterman Drive Extension project will: 1. Destroy battlefield land - The land occupied by the Confederate Army as their first day concluding battle line, Confederate artillery sites and the advance of Confederate regiments for their attacks on Culp’s Hill and the Union right flank on the second and third days – forever lost. 2. Destroy a portion of the remaining Camp Letterman Field Hospital site - Camp Letterman, created after the battle, was the largest such hospital of the Civil War and the first in which both Confederate and Union wounded and dying were treated together, setting a standard for the rest of the war and many years beyond. Soldiers who died from their wounds were buried there, with most being removed and reinterred at other sites. At the end of World War I, Spanish Influenza tore through Camp Colt in Gettysburg, commanded by future President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and troops were sent out of the facility to encamp at the old

Camp Letterman site. 3. Destroy the viewshed of the battlefield - All the big box store and other development along the extended roadway will be plainly visible from Culp’s Hill, Lee’s headquarters, Herr’s Ridge and much of the battlefield’s northern area, especially if multi-story buildings such as hotels, are included. This runs completely counter to the years of effort by the National Park Service to restore battlefield areas to their 1863 appearance. 4. Radically Destroy American History - We cannot tell the whole story of what happened during the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg if this large portion of Confederate fighting ground and staging areas is destroyed. 5. Encroach on restored Historic Daniel Lady Farm - The view-shed of the farm will be largely wiped out. A Confederate division headquarters and field hospital during the battle, the farm underwent a $2.5 million restoration to make it a fully-restored 1863 Civil War site, and is in near-constant use for American living history and Civil War events, Boy Scout encampments, public tours and other historyrelated activities. Express opposition to the project - sign an on-line petition at www.gbpa.org. Write Tony Sanders, Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Straban Twp, 1745 Granite Station Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325; Fax 717-3340061; call 717-334-4833.

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Leadership Tioga 2016 Graduates

A ribbon cutting ceremony took place May 10 at the Blue Collar Café at 711 Route 17C in Owego. The Blue Collar Café is under new management. It serves homemade breakfast, lunch, and Friday fish dinner. The

café offers personalized and friendly service. The Blue Collar Café is open seven days a week, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm. On Fridays, they are open until 7:00 pm for dinner.

A commencement ceremony was held May 3 for the graduating class of Leadership Tioga 2016. Students took 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. Members of the 2016 Leadership Tioga Graduating Class are: Ken Francisco, Owego Apalachin Central School District; Paul Kane, Tioga State Bank;

Jeri Macharia, M&T Bank; Heather Morgan, Tioga County Health Department; Bryant Myers, Tioga County IDA; Chris Schmidt, News Radio WEBO; Debra Standinger, Town of Owego Planning Department; Katie Tracy, Tioga County Boys and Girls Club. If you are interested in participating in next year’s Leadership Tioga class, call the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce at 687-2020.

Mobile Food Pantry Food Distribution - June 29 Low to moderate income individuals and families are invited to participate in a Mobile Food Pantry Distribution sponsored by the Apalachin Lions Club in partnership with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. The distribution will be held on June 29, starting at 12:00 Noon, at St Margaret Mary Church’s parking lot, 110 Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin.

Bring your own bags or boxes. If you have questions, call the Food Bank of the Southern Tier at (607) 796-6061. In addition to The Mobile Food Pantry, The Owego Apalachin Family Reading Partnership will be distributing free children's books

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Community Bank Celebrates 150th Birthday

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Left to right: Justin Little, teller; Denise Campbell, Customer Service Representative; and Amanda Bullins, head teller. Manager Doug Jackson is not pictured. By Jill Darling Community Bank celebrated its 150th birthday. White balloons printed with the 150 Years logo floated atop an outdoor sign at the Little Meadows, Pennsylvania, branch announcing the festivities. Balloons decorated the inside of the bank for their May 20th party for the community. Manager Doug Jackson, his staff and bank patrons celebrated the company’s 150th Anniversary with cake, punch, cookies and gold foilcovered chocolate coins. The staff wore maroon shirts with the 150-year logo and the motto “Bank Happy.” Customer Service Representative Denise Campbell, a 12-year veteran of the business, Amanda Bullins, head teller, employed for six years, and Justin

Little, a yearlong teller, greeted customers and invited them to have cake and goodies. Community Bank N. A. was founded in 1866 in Canton, New York as Hungerford & Co. Bank and later renamed St. Lawrence County National Bank. The bank was renamed Community Bank N.A. in the early 1990s and is now headquartered in DeWitt, NY. It started with one branch and currently has nearly 200 locations across NY and northeast PA, with more than 2,000 employees. Community Bank has branches in Owego, Johnson City, Nichols, Montrose, Towanda, and Lawton.

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Students at the Kathy Hansen School of Dance in Owego recently won top awards at two regional competitions: International Dance Challenge, Wilkes-Barre, PA, May 14 - 15, 2016, and Encore Dance Competition, Rome, NY, May 20 - 22, 2016. The dancers are pictured above at the awards ceremony.

New Day, Place for Waverly Farmers Market The Waverly Farmers Market will be open from June 21 to September 27 in the Mini Park on Tuesdays at the corner of Broad Street and Waverly Street from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. This market accepts SNAP cards for purchase of food items, and FMNP coupon use for purchase of vegetables and fruit. The main farmers participating in the market are MPH farms and Terry’s Berry Farm. MPH farm is from Athens and

is run by Holly Harvey. She offers a variety of early vegetables from her high tunnel along with vegetables grown in her regular farming activities. Terry’s Berry Farm is from Smithboro and is run by Teri Bishop. She will be offering strawberries all season long. She will also offer other berries and vegetables in season. Both farmers offer honey, maple syrup, and eggs.

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Akshar, Lourdes, YES Honor Local Student Leaders

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Senator Akshar and Lourdes Hospital President/CEO Kathy Connerton recognize the efforts of Advisor Janice Barto, Zachary Hutchinson, Derrick Barto, Malley Bowen and Kirsten Schweiger, representing the YES LEADS group from Tioga Central High School.

Senator Fred Akshar, Lourdes President/CEO Kathy Connerton and YES Safe Choices were joined by local parents, teachers and school administrators to honor more than 650 Broome, Tioga and Chenango YES LEADers at the YES LEADers Change Lives Recognition Reception. YES LEADers are middle and high school students who visit classrooms and use hands-on activities to teach local elementary school students about the dangers of substance abuse, the importance of self-esteem and the value in making healthy choices as they grow up. “I’m blown away by the inspiration our YES LEADers provide to their peers and others,” said Senator Akshar. “Their commitment to living a drug free lifestyle is providing younger generations with life lessons that are invaluable to our community.”

As a four year YES LEADer, Tioga Central senior Samantha Wood believes the program has helped her grow into a more confident person. “I believe that I’ve helped the students to realize that choices affect everything around them, and that being yourself and having your own identity is a good thing.” YES Safe Choices is a partnership between Senator Akshar and Lourdes Hospital. Owego-Apalachin, Tioga Central, and Waverly school districts participate in the YES LEADS program. This year’s LEADers, representing 13 school districts, will have presented to over 4,500 elementary students by the end of the school year. For more information about YES Safe Choices and YES LEADS, visit www.YesSafeChoices.org.


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Upstate Shredding Wins Award Upstate Shredding - Weitsman Recycling has been named the world’s leader in scrap & recycling by Platts, the premier international publication in the recycling industry. Adam Weitsman, owner of the Owego-based company, believes this award is a great honor and testament of his company's commitment to exceptional operations and dynamic growth strategies. Adam Weitsman was on hand to accept the award at the ceremony last month in London. “This recognition is one of the top

moments of my career,” Weitsman said. “To have been selected as the winner when international judges are reviewing companies, public and private, from all over the world is an astonishing accomplishment. Thank you to all my employees and their families for their support this year on helping Upstate Shredding get this award for Global Scrap Company of the Year. I'm humbled that we can bring this award home to the USA where it belongs. “

Depot Friday Night Series The Depot Friday Night Series in Newark Valley kicked off its 12th season on Friday, June 3, with environmentalist Rick Marsi. On June 10, the classic rock & roll band The Tarps, a 5-piece rock and roll band, will perform music from the 50’s thru the 80’s, including the music of Bill Haley, Billy Joel, Little Richard, Beatles and Jethro Tull. On June 17, Rich Wilson will perform a standards from Sinatra, Dino, Tony Bennett, Elvis and others. The Depot in Newark Valley is on

Depot Street. The doors open at 6:00 pm, the programs begin at 7:00 pm. Weather permitting, the musical programs will be outside, so bring a lawn chair. Admission is free and refreshments are available. Find the Depot Friday Night schedule at nvhistory.org or email nvhistory@stny.rr.com, or call the Historical Society office, (607) 6429516, and leave your name and address and they will mail a copy to you.

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Letter to the Editor

Parks Should be Smoke Free

Dear editor, I participated in Reality Check’s cigarette butt pick up at a local park. I was surprised how much of the garbage we picked up was cigarette butts. By the time we were done, the fingers of my gloves had turned yellow from all the tar and the butts smelled really gross. Did you know that cigarette butts contain thousands of toxic chemicals? So, every time it rains, chemicals like lead and arsenic are leached into the ground and water. Cigarette butts are not biodegradable. They make our parks look

dirty. Also, cigarette smoke has thousands of harmful chemicals in it. I started thinking about all the little kids and families who like to go to the park and felt bad knowing that they were exposed to second-hand smoke at the park. All parks and playgrounds should be smokefree! Thank you, Niki High School Senior at Tioga Center School

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Depot to Host Cruise-In The Depot in Newark Valley will once again host Concours D’ Elegance, more frequently known as a Cruise-In on the first Saturday in each month from 5:00 to 8:00 pm through September. Opening night was June 4. This “Cruise-In” is not limited only to cars of a particular vintage: if it has wheels and you are proud of it, bring it

down. There is no charge and the public is encouraged to come. Refreshments will be available. Root beer floats and banana splits are the specialty at the Depot. For more information, call Ray Shaver 642-3627 or the Newark Valley Historical Society 642-9516.

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Bike Night 2016 in Candor Bike Night 2016 will be held every Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm until September 1, 2016, at Punk’s Place in Candor. The event features live entertrainment, food and drink specials and giveways, and is sponsored by Rocco J Testani Inc, Coors Light, and Cayuga Radio Group. Punk’s Place is in historic downtown

Candor and has an outdoor event venue including an outdoor stage, large pavilion, convenient concessions, ample seating and BBQ Pit all overlooking the historic Upper Mill Dam located on the Catatonk Creek.

Host Families Sought for Exchange Students

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International Student Exchange (ISE) is seeking host families in the New York/Pennsylvania region for high school students from other countries. Students will attend high schools within the host family’s school district for a semester or a full school year. Students come from Germany, France, Spain, Mexico, China, Thailand and Vietnam and are eager to find host families in this area. They are 15 to 18 years old, bring spending money, speak English, and have full insurance. Host families provide a loving and caring home for the student, provide a bed and place to study, provide three meals a day, treat the student as a family member. Families don't necessarily need to have teenagers living in the home to be-

come a host family; they may have young children, adult children or no children at all. Homeschooling families can benefit from the program as a cultural learning experience for their own children even though exchange students must attend local high schools. For more information, contact ISE Representative Jill Darling by June 25 (applications must be completed and background checks made prior to students’ arrival) at 607-239-1029 or 570395-3215. New York and Pennsylvania are in the Evergreen Region of ISE at evergreen.iseusa.org.

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JUNE 2016

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“American Pickers” to Film in New York

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” in New York with filming scheduled for summer 2016. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on the History Channel. The show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques - from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles, to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank continue their mission to recycle America by rescuing forgotten relics and giving them a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about American history along the way.

“American Pickers” is looking for leads and would love to explore your buried treasure. They are on the hunt for characters with interesting and unique items. Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, early firefighting equipment, vintage musical equipment, automotive items, and clothing. They are always excited to find things they’ve never seen before and learn the story behind it. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection send your: name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-old-rust.

Senior Employment Program Are you age 55 or over, have a monthly income below $1,238 (or $1,669 for a household of two), and are currently unemployed? If so, the Department of Aging may have a position available for you. The

Senior Community Service Employment Program is an opportunity for a parttime position where you will gain valuable job skills and receive additional income. For more information, contact (607)687-4120, ext. 338.

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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK HAPPY FATHER’S DAY Sweeneys Plaza, Rt 434, Apalachin This child is enjoying painting at the Waverly Family Resource Center. Young children can experience many fun, enjoyable activities with their parents and other peers such as play dough, slide fun and more. Check out the Tioga County Family Resource Center’s Facebook page or call (607) 565-2374 for more information.

Living Heart Healthy Program - June 23 The American Heart Association will present a “Living Heart Healthy” program at the Community & Fitness Center, 57 E. Tioga Street, in Spencer, on Thursday, June 23, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. The program will educate people on ways to get healthy, stay healthy, and understand the warning signs and risk factors for heart disease, heart attack, and a stroke.

Topics covered will include the importance of physical activity and eating healthy, understanding your BMI, and how to manage your blood pressure. There is no cost for this program, but registration is required. Call 687-4120, ext. 331 to reserve your seat! Informational packets are also available upon request.

Thirsty Owl Wine Tasting Friday June 17 4-7

Ruskova Vodka 6 Times Distilled Russian Vodka 1.75 Liter …. $19.99 Assorted Tisdale California Wine 750 ml. ………………………….. $4.99 Daily's Frozen Cocktails 10 oz. ……………………………………… $1.99 Lady Bligh Spiced Rum 1.75 Liter …………………………………. $18.99 Blue Nun Riesling 3 Liter Box ………………………………………. $17.99 Yates Cellars Niagara 1.5 Liter ……………………………………... $13.99

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Gift Certificates Available • Case Discounts on non-sale wines

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