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Owego Strawberry Festival June 15 and 16

The 38th Annual Strawberry Festival will celebrate “Strawberry Jamboree” as the theme for this year’s event, which kicks off on Friday, June 15, with a Block Party from 5:00 to 10:00 pm, with

fireworks at 10 pm, and on Saturday, June 16, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in downtown Owego. For the main event on Saturday, the streets in Owego will be filled with vendors and entertainment. With the annual parade stepping off at 10:00 am. More than a dozen bands will perform at three different stages throughout the festival. Street performers will bring their talents to festivalgoer’s in a display of true public entertainment. Whether it is rock, pop, jazz, blues or bluegrass music, the festival offers a wide variety of musical entertainment. There will be vendors, children’s activities, face painters, a pageant for children, and much more. A schedule of events can be found at www.owego.org.

NV Depot Series Returns 2018 will mark the 15th season of live performances at the old railroad station in Newark Valley. The first in the series was a return performance by the classic rock and roll band The Tarps on Friday, June 1. June 8 will bring Rick Marsi, columnist, author and naturalist to the Depot presenting a program entitled “A Rain Forest Walk”. Choosing photos from Costa Rica, Belize, Trinidad, Argentina, Ecuador and Mexico, Rick takes you from the lowest Amazonian rain forest to the highest Andean cloud forest. Along the way, he shows award-winning photos of scarlet macaws, resplendent quetzals, howler monkeys and dugout canoes. Through this program, Rick will help you better understand the complexity of the tropical forests and why they are worth preserving. On June 15 Amy Dickinson, syndicated American newspaper Columist “Ask Amy, author of “Strangers Tend to

Tell Me Things” and “The Mighty Queens of Freeville” will be at the Depot. Amy grew up on a dairy farm in Freeville, NY, and she is a regular panelist on NPRs “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.” She has lived in New York City; Washington, DC; London; and Chicago. She is the author of three books the latest her new memoir “Strangers Tell Me Things.” The Depot in Newark Valley is located on Depot Street and the doors open on Friday evenings at 6:00 pm with the entertainment kicking off at 7:00 pm. Admission is free and refreshments are available. Visit nvhistory.org for the Depot Friday Night schedule, or call the Newark Valley Historical Society Office at 6429516 and leave your name and address and they will mail the schedule to you. The Depot Series is sponsored by the Newark Valley Historical Society.

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Summerfest Parade in NV on July 28 The Newark Valley Chamber of Commerce is inviting groups of all kinds to be a part of the SUMMERFEST Parade (formerly Newark Valley Days) on Saturday, July 28. They are looking for groups young and young at heart, businesses, churches, tractors, cars, ani-

mals—walkers, floats, etc., etc. to join in the fun and take part in making the NV SUMMERFEST an awesome event. The parade entry form is available on the internet at: www.newarkvalleychamber.com. Return the form by June 14, 2018.

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Carole Coppens Honored as 2018 Woman of Distinction

Senator Fred Akshar and Carole Coppens Senator Fred Akshar recently held a local ceremony to recognize YWCA Binghamton Executive Director Carole Coppens as his NYS Senate 2018 Woman of Distinction for the 52nd Senate District. Each year, the New York State Senate honors women who have enriched the quality of life in their communities across New York. Coppens said, “In all my years working at the YWCA, I never anticipated receiving such an incredible honor and recognition. To have my name listed alongside the most amazing women in the New York State Senate Women of Distinction program for 2018 is simply extraordinary. Senator Akshar’s passion and commitment to this community is directly tied to the services for women that the YWCA provides and makes for a unique collaboration. And for that I will always be grateful.” Carole Coppens has served as Executive Director of the YWCA Binghamton and Broome County since June 2000. She holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Colorado. Ms. Coppens was elected to the Board of Directors for the YWCA USA in 2008 and served two terms ending in 2013. She was also nominated to the YWCA World Service Council in October 2008, and currently serves on the Steering, Nominating and Advocacy committees for the Supportive Housing Network of New York. Ms. Coppens also serves as Chair of the Governance Committee for the Homeless of the Southern Tier. Ms. Coppens has received numerous awards during her career. In 2002, the Broome County Status of Women Council recognized her as a Woman of Achievement. The mayor of Binghamon appointed Ms. Coppens as a founding member of the city’s Human

Rights Commission established in 2011. Recently, Ms. Coppens received several citations for her outstanding commitment to developing innovative supportive housing for the homeless in Broome County from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation. She was also recognized by the New York State Assembly and Senate for outstanding leadership and dedication in restoring the historic YWCA building. Broome County and the City of Binghamton have cited Ms. Coppens’ work with the YWCA, and she was nominated to serve on the Broome County Family Violence Prevention Council and also inducted into the Binghamton Rotary Club #64. Ms. Coppens maintains a professional membership and certification with the American College of Sports Medicine. Senator Fred Akshar said, “Throughout her career, Carole Coppens has dedicated herself to improving the lives of families across our community. Because of her work, struggling families have received critical support and services in their times of need and more opportunities to help them get back on their feet. I’m truly inspired by the great work she has done for our community and I’m proud to select her as the 52nd District's 2018 Woman of Distinction." YWCA Binghamton Director of Administration Becky Krise said, “Carole is one of those remarkable women that lifts us up every day and fights endlessly for others. She is why the YWCA is still here today, able to effectively serve women and children.” Ms. Coppens currently lives in Apalachin, New York with her husband and cat.


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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last month for Owego Massage Nook at 217 Main Street in Owego. Massage Nook offers massage services that have a strong influence of traditional Chinese Medicine. Sarah Mission also offers Emotion Code healing work and Life Alignment Coaching.

These can help clients uncover causes of dysfunction and help clients learn new behaviors over time. Sessions may be booked by phone, email, or directly through the website at www.owegomassagenook.com. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday by appointment.

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A Ribbon Embroidery Corsage workshop will be held on July 7, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Newark Valley Historical Society, Bement Billings Farmstead Museum in Newark Valley. Mercia Stocking will teach you how to make a beautiful floral corsage using ribbon. This project allows a progression in learning the steps. The same or similar techniques and elements used in the process of making the rose corsage can be used in the creation of other projects. All materials are provided. The cost is $30/25 NVHS members. To register for the workshop, call Leslie by June 20 at (607) 642-5412. The museum is at 9241 Route 38 in Newark Valley. Upcoming workshops include “Flint Knapping” on July 28, “Tuscarora Beaded Coin Purse” on August 4, “Victorian Hanging Ornament” on August 18, and “Open Hearth Cooking” on September 8.

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Ribbon Cutting in NV - June 9 A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Lambert’s Attic General Country Store will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 9, at 4 Whig Street.

Lambert’s Attic General Country Store will have sales, tours of the upstairs print shop, raffle baskets, and a Chicken BBQ.

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Apalachin Lions Club Awards Scholarships The Apalachin Lions Club awarded $3,000 in scholarships for 2018. Each winner received $1,000 at the awards ceremonies. The scholarship is to promote and reward young people for service to their community and school. This year’s three winners are

Mary Liberty from Owego Free Academy, Anne Ziolkowski from Seton Catholic Central High School, and Alyssa Dudinyak from Vestal Senior High School.

Genealogy News Emma Sedore will give a presentation about “The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage and Equal Rights in NY” at the meeting of the Southern Tier Genealogical Society on Thursday, June 7, at 7:00

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At the Apalachin Library 719 Main Street Apalachin www.apalachinlibrary.org 625-3333 Mon, Tues, Thur 10am - 8pm; Fri, Sat 10am - 2pm • No More Overdue Fines The Apalachin Library is now fine free. You will not be charged overdue fines on books or materials. If you borrow materials from another library in the system and are overdue, the Apalachin Library will collect the loaning library’s fees. If you lose an item, you will be charged for the replacement cost of the item. • Story Hour Tuesdays, June 5, 12, & 19, 10:30 am Thursdays, June 7, 14, & 21, 10:30 am Preschoolers and an adult are welcome to read, sing, dance, learn American Sign Language and do a craft. • Yoga Thursdays, 6:30 pm Learn to stretch and do poses. Let the librarians know if you will attend. There will be no yoga in July. • Mother/Daughter Skin Care June 7, Thursday, 6:30 pm Stephanie Allard, a Mary Kay Consultant, will help girls (age 8 and above) and moms enjoy a facial. There will be NO sales pitch and this is a free event. Space is limited, call for a reservation. • Tasha Tudor Tea June 14, Thursday, 1pm Discussion and video. Learn about the simple country life of children’s author and illustrator Tasha Tudor. Bring your favorite tea cup for your tea. Dessert will be served. Reservations please.

• Royal Wedding Winners Congratulations to the winners of the Royal Wedding Trivia contest, Regina Felice, Celeste Stockwin, and Annette Bakalar. Many patrons enjoyed the library’s week-long celebration of the royal wedding last month. • Chuckster’s Fundraiser This month, the Friends of the Library are selling tickets for miniature golf at Chuckster’s. Tickets will be sold on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 10:00 am to Noon, at the library. A percentage of each ticket sold is donated to the library. Tickets cost the same if you buy from Chuckster’s: age 10+ $10, age 7-9 $8. Purchase tickets for younger children at Chuckster’s.

• NY State Parks Passes The library has two Empire Passes for patrons to borrow. A pass provides unlimited day-use vehicle access to most facilities operated by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, as well as boat launch sites, arboretums and park preserves.

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Tioga Downs Reports Record-Breaking Month for Visitors, Games, and Wins Tioga Downs just had one of the best months in the casino’s history. Throughout April, they welcomed a record number of visitors to their gaming floor, which features 934 slot machines and 32 tables that host games including Blackjack, Craps and Roulette. With the influx of visitors, the number of slot credits played was up 37 percent, and the table drop was up 36 percent.

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Father’s Day Breakfast on Hiawatha Island Waterman Center’s 28th Annual Hiawatha Island Father’s Day Breakfast will be held on Sunday, June 17, from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Climb aboard a pontoon boat for a ride to Hiawatha Island where you will enjoy a farm-style breakfast which includes eggs, bacon, home fries, baked beans, pastries, juice, coffee and tea. Bring the whole family and tour the island. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Cost is $20 per person, $30 per couple, $10 for children ages

5 to 12, and free for children under 5. Payment must be received by June 15. Parking is at the western end of Marshland Road in Apalachin. The last boat leaves for the island at 11:00 am. To make a reservation for the breakfast, call or visit Waterman Center, 403 Hilton Road in Apalachin, 625-2221, or reserve online at www.watermancenter.org/bookonline

County Legislature Meeting - June 12 The sixth regular meeting of the Tioga County Legislature will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 12, in the auditorium of the county office building at 56 Main Street in Owego. Individuals re-

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Senator Fred Akshar and YES Safe Choices were joined by local parents, teachers and school administrators to honor 625 Broome, Tioga, Chenango and Delaware 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 constantly humbled by the inspiration our YES LEADers provide to their peers and others,” said Senator Akshar. “From the start, I’ve said that education is the best prevention, and the next generation’s commitment to teaching others about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse is invaluable to our community.”

As a three-year YES LEADer, Owego Free Academy senior Kennedy Keefer believes the program has helped shape her into the person she is today. “I love doing community service and being a role model to younger kids. The community outreach each year has taught me that little projects can make a difference.” 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 14 school districts, will have presented to over 4,600 elementary students by the end of the school year.

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rant on Route 96 just south of the village of Candor and constructed a massive 9,000 square-foot store with attached 9,000 square-foot drive-thru warehouse. The facility includes a state of the art paint center, expanded plumbing, electrical and lawn/garden departments, as well as storage for more than quadruple the amount of lumber and building materials as the old facility, plus a propane filling station. In addition to increased space, the new Candor store will have hours to match the other two Home Central locations: Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. While the new store opened at the end of December, the finishing touches were just completed and the folks at Home Central hosted a Grand Opening Celebration on May 19.

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on May 21 at the Confection Connection, a new bakery at 59 North Avenue in Owego. Confection Connection is a small bakery which serves six to eight different fresh pastries per day, of-

fers cooking classes, and also serves Bubble Tea. Gluten free options are available on most desserts. Free WiFi is available for customers. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Owego Little League Receives Grant The Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation has awarded a grant of $24,000 to the Owego Little League. The grant was awarded to Owego Little League to purchase a new commercial mower as well as a state of the art field groomer. The grant award will allow the league to be able to maintain the six-field complex with the proper equipment needed. Owego Little League this year supports more than 325 children, both boys and girls, from T-ball to Teener Baseball as well as softball.


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Ribbon Cutting at Lily Style Loft

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on May 31 to celebrate the new location of Lily Style Loft at 190 Front Street in Owego. The business was originally on Lake Street in Owego and needed more space as its popularity and inventory has increased. Lily Style Loft is a women's cloth-

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on May 14 to celebrate a new location for Creative Joy at 173 Front Street in Owego. Creative Joy has offered high-end crafting experiences since 2015. Whether you need supplies or gifts, they will help you make the most of every creative opportunity. Creative Joy is dedicated to nurturing your creative side. You

and your friends get to make it, take it, and love it...and leave the rest to them. Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information, go to www.mycreativejoy.com or Facebook @mycreativejoy.

Ribbon Cutting at Teri’s Handmade Crafts A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on June 1 to celebrate the new location of Teri’s Handmade Crafts at 58 North Avenue in Owego. Teri Whitmore’s love for Primitive style décor and wooden furniture made her curious if she could start making them herself. With the help of her husband she got right to work. Over the course of three years sharing what she had made on social media, people started asking if they could buy her pieces. As her business grew with encouragement from friends and family, she soon needed more space. Owner Teri Whitmore and her husband bought the building on North Avenue in December of 2017.

Teri’s Handmade Crafts offers a great variety and also takes custom orders - stop by the store or email her to do so. “If you see something that you like, chances are that Teri can make it,” said Jill Teeter from the Tioga Chamber. “All of her pieces are quality and I love being able to shop local and support a small business owner.” Teri’s Handmade Crafts is open Thursday 3:00 to 6:00 pm, Friday 12:00 to 6:00 pm, and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Teri hopes to extend hours soon. For more information, visit Facebook @terishandmadecrafts or email: terishandmadecrafts@gmail.com.

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Tioga Opportunities presents Decision Making Day—Newark Valley Have you thought about a will, Power of Attorney, or Health Care Proxy? Learn more about these essential documents at Decision Making Day. Greg Catarella from Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP will present important information on Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, and Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders. This program is being offered on

Tuesday, June 12, 9:00 to 11:00 am, at the Village Municipal Building, 9 Park Street, in Newark Valley The program is open to the public, but registration is required. To reserve a seat at the program, call Tioga Opportunities Department of Aging at 687-4120 ext. 331. Informational packets are also available upon request. There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the session.

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In-Depth Workshops Planned at The Home Textile Tool Museum

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Carol Lukovich and her Pine Needle Baskets. Photo by Ruth Tonache A series of five special in-depth workshops are scheduled on select dates (mostly Fridays) from late June to the end of August at the Home Textile Tool Museum in Orwell, PA. These are hands-on opportunities to learn unusual skills and gain rare knowledge primarily about historical fiber and farm production methods. The workshops have a class fee to help cover instructors’ time as well as a materials fee. Registration is required and all clas-

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ses have a maximum of 8 participants (with the exception of Needle Felting which is limited to 10). This allows for maximum attention to every student so full learning of the subject can take place. Workshops offered this summer include: Coiled Pine Needle Basket Making (June 15), Drafting Longdraw Spinning (July 13), Soap Making (July 20), Painting with Wool: Needle Felting (July 27), and a two-day workshop on Reading and Understanding Early Weavers Notation with Pat Hilts (August 16 and 17). The first workshop of the 2018 season will be Coiled Pine Needle Basket Making with Carol Lukovich on Friday, June 15. Carol is one of the premier practitioners of the Seminole art of Pine Needle Basket making. She is co-author of the book “Pine Needles to Baskets and Other Things” which details how to make many different functional baskets and objects from pine needles. Many of Carol’s baskets combine pottery pieces with the coiled needles. A resident of Vestal, Carol has exhibited widely and taught numerous workshops for many years. The June 15 workshop will begin at 10:00 am and continue until all have completed their projects. The fee is $25 plus a $20 materials cost. For more information on any of the workshops, contact registrar Eve Herrington at info@httm.org or (570)7442653, and go to www.httm.org for registration information. The Home Textile Tool Museum is at 1819 Orwell Hill Road on State Rt 1036 and along with the special workshops it is open Saturdays through August 25 (except July 7). Saturday admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. The museum welcomes everyone and has ramps for all buildings. See www.httm.org and Facebook for updates on programs and workshops. Activities are funded in part by the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency and the United Way of Bradford County.

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Cooking with Chef Nick

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Avocado Oil Recipes Avocado Oil is not as popular or even as well known as Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), but has many healthy benefits and an awesome sweet nutty flavor. I came across this culinary gem quite by accident while grocery shopping for a particular brand of EVOO. I had never seen or used avocado oil in the past. So, I did a quick Google search right there in the store. Wow, at a glance I knew it was worth a try. After an avocado oil test run with my favorite salmon patty recipe and doing a bit more research, I decided that avocado oil has now earned the number two spot next to the EVOO in Chef Nick’s kitchen. Before you check out the recipes below and incorporate this delicious oil into your cooking and baking, take a look at the wonderful health benefits you will receive. Avocado oil improves digestion, is heart healthy, eye healthy, reduces prostate cancer risk, fights arthritis, helps with inflammation, is a skin Chicken & Pico de Gallo Salad 4 oz. grilled marinated chicken breast, bite-size pieces 4 cooked asparagus spears, cut in bitesize pieces 4 fresh strawberries, halved 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 T avocado oil 1 T rice vinegar salt and black pepper to taste 1/4 C chow mein noodles Mix all ingredients and enjoy. Serving size: 1

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moisturizer; when applied to the skin it prevents sun damage and helps slow down the aging process, fights dandruff and acne. Avocado oil is also a good choice for controlling weight lose and high cholesterol. I use avocado oil in marinades and smoothies, also great to drizzle over salad, hummus and veggies. You can let your imagination run wild. Check out these recipes:

1 C avocado oil (for pan-frying) 1 14.75-ounce can pink salmon 1 large egg 1/4 C onion, minced 1/4 C green pepper, minced 3/4 C seasoned Panko bread crumbs 1/4 t granulated garlic black pepper to taste Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Makes approximately five small patties. Pan-fry in avocado oil until golden brown on both sides.

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Free Ice Cream Social - June 21 A free ice cream social will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday, June 21 at the Park Terrace Community United Methodist Church, 30 Glann Road in Apalachin.

Everyone is encouraged to bring family and friends to the Park Terrace United Methodist Church for an evening of fun, fellowship and ice cream.

Community Bike Night Community Bike Night will be held every Thursday night from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Punk’s Place, 21 Mill Street in Candor. The last Bike Night will be on Thursday, September 7, 2018. This year, Punk's Place is proud to partner with the All New Tioga Downs Casino & Resort as their Platinum Sponsor for the event. Featuring weekly free concerts, food and drink specials, vendors and giveaways, the 2018 season is a Thursday summer destination sanctioned by the Village of Candor. Jim’s RV Center, Haefele Connect, Spencer Paving, Fin-

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It’s June 1993. President Bill Clinton now has an address for electronic mail. The US Postal Service bans smoking in postal facilities. The Montreal Canadiens beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 to win the 24th Stanley Cup. In Canada, Kim Campbell, 46, succeeds Brian Mulroney as Prime Minister. She is the first woman to hold that office. President Clinton nominates Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 60, to the Supreme Court. Former Texas Governor John Connally, 76, dies. On November 22, 1963, Connally was riding in the car with President and Mrs. Kennedy in Dallas when shots were fired, killing Kennedy and wounding Connally. Former First Lady Pat Nixon, 81, dies of lung cancer at her home in New Jersey. Her funeral is held at the Nixon Presidential Library in California. Former Presidents Ford and Reagan attend. Britain’s Prince Andrew and his wife Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson announce they are separating. They have two children, Beatrice, 4, and Eugenie, 3. Singer Lyle Lovett, 35, marries actress Julia Roberts. Binghamton mayor Juanita Crabb announces she will not run for a 4th term. The two-day Otsiningo Pow Wow is held in Apalachin at the Waterman Conservation Education Center. Rynone Manufacturing of Sayre

announces plans to expand into Waverly. The 13th Annual Strawberry Festival is held in Owego. Melanie Bush is crowned Strawberry Festival Queen. Van Cott Jewelers announces it will relocate its downtown Binghamton store to the Vestal Town Square Mall. The 2nd Annual Tri-Cities Aviation Day is held in Endicott. Nicholas Gatto, principal of the Owego-Apalachin Middle School retires after 37 years at Owego schools. At IBM Endicott, approximately 900 workers choose to take an early retirement buyout plan. IBM-Owego wins a contract to build a computer system for the US Army. Sugarman’s announces it will leave the Campus Plaza in Vestal. Friday night TV shows include Golden Palace, Family Matters, Dinosaurs, Step by Step, Home Free, and 20/20. Movies playing at local theaters include Jurassic Park, Sleepless in Seattle, Cliffhanger, Last Action Hero, Son-in-Law, Once Upon a Forest, and Dennis the Menance. Top Tunes inclue Have I Told You Lately by Rod Stewart, I’ll Never Get Over You by Expose, Blame it On Your Heart by Patty Loveless, and Should’ve Been a Cowboy by Toby Keith. And a 20-pound bag of Royal Oak charcoal briquets costs $2.99.

Tioga Arts Council

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Students’ Art on Display Through June 21 The exhibit “To Be Creative” features works by Owego Free Academy art students and is on display until June 21. Make Your Mark Throughout June The Tioga Arts Council will provide a blank canvas, paints, and brushes and visitors can paint a stroke (or more) on the canvas, and help create a community artwork throughout June. Donations are accepted and benefit TAC and its programs. Drafting Your Artist Statement June 30, Saturday, 1pm This workshop will offer strategies for writing a professional

artist’s statement (or for revising an existing one). Look at a variety of different approaches to writing an artist’s statement, suggest ideas for writing your own artist’s statement, and provide feedback for your statement as you draft it. To register, submit the form, or call 687-0785 or email tiogaartscouncil @gmail.com. En Plein Air July 15, Sunday, at Draper Park If you are an artist or creative, consider registering for En Plein Air. Cost is $20 for TAC members, $30 for non-members. Strawberry Festival June 15 & 16, Friday and Saturday The Tioga Arts Council will be open Friday night and Saturday during the Strawberry Festival.

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Australian Blues Artist to Perform in Apalachin

Australian blues artist, Michael Charles will perform in Apalachin on Friday, June 15, at 9:45 pm at the Ransom Steele Tavern, 552 Main Street. Michael Charles musical pilgrimage started over five decades ago in his birth place Melbourne, Australia. While enjoying a successful musical crusade of touring, recording, and numerous television and radio appearances in his homeland, Michael received an invitation from Buddy Guy’s management to appear at the infamous Legends in Chicago, Illinois USA. Graciously accepting the honor, Michael Charles traveled the twelve thousand five hundred miles and took the stage with Mr. Buddy Guy. Through the next twenty years, and now an eight-times Grammy elected artist, Michael Charles enjoyed being featured in numerous television and radio broadcasts and several music magazines. In October of 2015 Michael Charles received the extreme honor of an induction into the Blues Hall of

Fame. Michael has received endorsements from Vertex and LR Baggs and in Canada from Godin / Seagull Guitars. Michael Charles’ discography is comprised of thirty-four releases including a double CD thirty year anthology released in 2014 and the live CD “Concert at the Nest”, released in the winter of 2015. In 2016 Australian film producer started work on a documentary chronicling the musical career of Michael Charles. The Documentary was released in March of 2018. At this time Michael Charles is traveling his eleventh consecutive tour in 2018, the A to Z Tour, which will once again take him to the far corners of the USA, Canada, and Australia. The 2018 Tour promises a multitude of concerts and publicity appearances as MC performs a whole new list of cities, festivals, and nightspots and revisits some favorite venues from the last ten tours. www.michaelcharles.us

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Tioga Golf Club Opens New Clubhouse

When the Tioga Golf Club in Nichols opened last year, building a new clubhouse for members and guests on the premises was the new club’s highest priority. This building is now complete, and the highly anticipated Tioga Golf clubhouse officially opened on May 18 with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the building. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place in conjunction with the 14th Annual Tioga Chamber Open Tournament. Each year, chamber of commerce members join clients and

friends to kick off golf season with this friendly tournament. This year, for the first time, the golfers were able to enjoy the amenities offered at Tioga Golf’s new clubhouse. The clubhouse includes a state-of -the-art pro shop, pristine locker rooms, and a bar and grill. There is also designated space for events and a full onsite catering kitchen. The Tioga Golf Club is located at 151 Roki Boulevard in Nichols and is currently open to guests and members. Book your tee time today at https://www.tiogacc.com/.

Painting Party - June 25 Tioga Opportunities is offering a Painting Party with “The Party Brush” on Monday, June 25, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Countryside Community Center, 9 Sheldon Guile Boulevard in Owego. Step-by-step instructions will be given and all experience levels are welcome. The painting selected for the evening is “Early Summer Flowers.”

The cost for the class is $15 per person. All supplies will be provided. The class will be limited to the first 20 people to sign up. Bring your payment in cash the night of the event. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. To register, call 687-4120, ext. 331. You must register before June 20.

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