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Little Miss Apalachin 2015
Gural Donation allows Tioga Central School District to Slash Tax Levy in Half Community Shows Support at Polls
Daleanna Prosinski was Crowned Little Miss Apalachin 2015 on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the Apalachin Firemen’s Field Days. She is the Daughter of Angela and John Prosinski, and the granddaughter of Karen Flint and Jack Crawford of Apalachin. She attends Apalachin Elementary School. Emma Bryant is the Runner-Up for Little Miss Apalachin 2015. She is the Daughter of Michelle and Jeff Matolka and Todd Bryant. She attends Apalachin Elementary School. Jordan Greeno, Little Miss Apalachin 2014 was present to crown the new Little Miss Apalachin. Jordan is the daughter of Darnelle and Daniel Greeno of Apalachin, and the granddaughter of Tom and Bridget Short and Alasica and Butch Greeno. She attends Apalachin Elementary School. The Judges were Jan Warner a Past Captain, Safety Officer and President of
the Apalachin Fire Department; Martie Ritz, a Campville Firefighter and EMS Provider; and Caroline Cresente, Apalachin Post Master. Mistress of Ceremonies was Rebecca Roden of Apalachin Fire Department. The contestants were 8– and 9- yearold girls that reside within the Apalachin Fire District. They were judged on communications skills, appearance and personality. Little Miss Apalachin 2015, Daleanna Prosinski, was presented with a crown, sash, trophy, rose bouquet and $200 cash prize. Runner-Up Little Miss Apalachin, Emma Bryant was presented with a trophy, rose bouquet and $100 cash prize. Little Miss Apalachin 2015, RunnerUp Little Miss Apalachin 2015 and Little Miss Apalachin 2014 were in the traditional Apalachin Firemen’s Parade.
The generosity of community member Jeff Gural allowed the Tioga Central School District to ask voters for significantly fewer new tax dollars. Gural owns the Tioga Downs racing and entertainment complex, but his $294,479 donation is a gift from him personally. The funds, which he intends to give annually for the next two years, will ensure the continuation of co-curricular programs and athletics. “Giving students opportunities to get involved in activities outside the classroom enriches their learning experience in ways that traditional instruction can’t begin to touch,” said Gural. “I have always felt it is a critical component to a well-rounded education.” The donation will help the schools balance their budget for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, while reducing the burden on local taxpayers. In May, , voters turned down a levy that asked for a 30% increase in taxes. Gural’s donation allowed the schools to reduce the requested tax increase to 17%, which would generate about half a million dollars for the schools. That’s nearly a fifty percent reduction from what voters rejected on the first ballot. On June 16, voters approved the tax increase. Gural’s donation was contin-
gent on the community supporting and passing the levy. If the issue had failed, a contingency budget would have required significant cuts. Upon hearing that the budget passed, Jeff Gural issued the following statement: “I was elated to hear about the new budget passing for Tioga Central School District. No child should have to worry about having crucial programs and resources that are necessary for personal and educational development. To have hundreds of Tioga children at the press conference last week really touched my heart and I'm extremely happy that I am able to help the kids and their community. Thank you to all who came out to voice their support for the new budget to make sure that these children weren't deprived of a proper educational experience that so many of us have taken for granted. I am glad to be part of such a wonderful community.” Gural has applied for the state’s final full casino gaming license for Tioga Downs. He has agreed to guarantee his donation for an additional three years if the license is granted. The gaming license would generate approximately $1.5 million for both Nichols and Tioga counties, which would help prevent increases in future property taxes.
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Vacation Bible School in Owego Vacation Bible School - “Journey Off the Map” will be held July 13 through July 17 from 9:00 am till 12:00
Noon at the Living Water Baptist Church, 1405 Taylor Road in Owego. Call 687-3030 if ride needed
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The Owego Christian Women’s Club will hold a “Breath of Fresh Air” Ladies Luncheon on Wednesday July 15, 11:30 to 1:30 at the Owego Treadway Inn. For more info call 607-785-3101
Pine Needle Basket Workshop, July 25
Learn how to create a pine needle basket by attending the Pine Needle Basketry Workshop for adults and teens on Saturday, July 25, from 1:00 to 4:30 pm at the Bement–Billings Homestead in Newark Valley. Participants will learn the cultural background of pine needle baskets and create a simple coiled basket. The instructor is Carol Lukovich. The cost is $10 for non-members, $8 for members of the Newark Valley Historical Society. Call 642-5412 by July 17 to register. The Bement-Billings Museum is at 9241 Rt 38 in Newark Valley. .
Ribbon Cutting for Candor’s Mystic Moon A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held June 17 at Mystic Moon in Candor. Mystic Moon specializes in exceptional gifts including vintage holiday decorations, indoor-outdoor mats from 100% recycled materials, recycled and upcycled bags by Mona B, and locally handcrafted hope chests and walking sticks. They also sell chimineas (Mexican outdoor fireplaces), Stonewall Kitchen Food Items and many more distinctive items. Located next to Bostwick Auctions on Route 96, Mystic Moon is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Tioga County's
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Pictured is Owego native Alexis Halstead during a boom run competition, where the competitor is challenged to run across logs on the water. Alexis is one of 50 competitors, including about 15 women, featured at the Tioga County Fair Lumberjack Competition scheduled for July 11 at the fairgrounds located in Marvin Park in Owego.
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Tioga Downs hosted their annual Scholarship Race, made possible by the generosity of the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State and the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen's Association. Five local high school seniors joined local horsemen in double-seated jog carts for the 5/8 mile exhibition event. Adam Layman of Tioga Central High
School (teamed with Dan Clements) won the race with Diamond Princess, sweeping three-wide in the final yards to prevail in 1:15. His victory earned him $3200 toward his studies of Engineering Science at SUNY Broome. In all, the five participating students shared $9700 in scholarship funds.
Grants Available Groups working to address the causes of poverty in Chemung, Schuyler and Tioga Counties are invited to apply for a Catholic Campaign for Human Development small grant. Proposals are sought for projects benefiting and led by low-income people working together to bring about positive economic and/or social change in their communities.
These projects should address the root causes of poverty and powerlessness and can focus on areas such as environmental justice, living wage, affordable housing, food security. Contact Catholic Charities, 734-9784 x2135, for an application. Deadline for submission is August 28, 2015. Grants are not available for individuals.
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On Thursday, July 2, the official Tioga Downs RFA package was loaded and sent to Schenectady for submittal to New York State in pursuit of the final casino gaming license. Tioga Downs employees and management were in attendance to assist in loading the final boxes into the transport vehicle and sending it on the road.
Mobile Food Pantry Food Distribution - July 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 July 29 starting at 1:00 pm at St Margaret Mary Catholic Church parking lot, 110
Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin. Bring your own bags or boxes. If you have any questions, call the Food Bank of the Southern Tier at (607) 796-6061. In addition to the food pantry, the Owego Apalachin Family Reading Partnership will be distributing free children's books
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“Visitor’s Choice” Pricing at County Fair By popular demand, the Tioga County Fair, which opens July 7, will offer Visitor’s Choice Pricing this year. General Admission to the grounds at all Gates for everyone age 6 and older will be just $5.00 each. Under age 6, free. Free parking will again be offered near the “Back Gate” on Elm Street, across from Save More Furniture. By special arrangement with Main Event Amusements, unlimited rides will be available Wednesday through Saturday for just $10 each day. Children must be at least 36 inches tall to ride any Main Event device. Main Event is excited to be offering new rides in 2015 including Bumper Cars, The Zipper and the ever popular Scrambler. Most Grandstand Events will be by paid admission of $5.00 for everyone age 6 and older, under age 6, free. Opening Day, Tuesday, July 7, will be Free Admission and Free Grandstand until 5:00 pm. Harness Racing begins on Tuesday with a 1:00 pm Post Time. In addition to all of the NY Sire Stakes action, the Fairboard is pleased to announce the return of the Jim Brown Memorial Open Trot and Open Pace races.
These races are just that, Open, meaning available to most amateur, older and perhaps slower horses, the type of competition and training our late Racing Superintendent, Jim Brown was dedicated to. New this year will be the H. S. Mead Memorial Race Under Saddle, which will feature Standardbred horses being ridden rather than driven. It is the fair board’s hope that the Visitor’s Choice pricing will allow families to pick and choose each day which attractions they wish to take part in, considering tight budgets all around. Also, returning in 2015 will be a full slate of “Open Classes” seeking entries from the public for competition in Cattle, Honey Products, Maple Products, Home Brew (wine, beer and cider), Horticulture (house and garden plants), Fiber, Domestic Arts and Crafts, Baked Goods and Canned Goods. Premium Books, explaining all rules and regulations for these Open Classes will be available at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Owego Agway, Ward and VanScoy (Owego and Berkshire), Quilters’ Haven and the Early Owego Antique Center. www.tiogacofair.com
Farm to Fork
Thursday Night Farmers’ Market in Owego Every Thursday evening in Owego, local farmers and food producers set up booths on the deck of the Gateway Park overlooking the Susquehanna River in the historic shopping district in Owego. They sell produce, eggs, homemade bread, meat and cheese, not only to customers strolling through the market, but to the local chefs who set up outdoors alongside them and use the farmer’s seasonal offerings and their culinary creativity to create fresh, flavorful “street food.” This Farm-to-Table model celebrates the area’s diverse agricultural roots, as seen in the quality and variety of the markets offerings, and the innovation of talented local chefs. Farm to Fork is also a community event where neighbors meet to share a meal and watch live, local musicians play to the backdrop of the serene Susquehanna River. Visitors to the area will get a taste of what Tioga County has to offer in food, the arts and music, and can
enjoy shopping and browsing the stores, antique shops and galleries of the Village of Owego. This family friendly event also has activities for kids, such as hula-hoops and sidewalk chalk, and is an opportunity to have youngsters taste and learn about locally grown foods. These evenings are unique, fun and an educational event for the community that showcases local entrepreneurs working together. A few days before the weekly Thursday evening event, the market uses Facebook to let the participating chefs and potential customers know what will be at the upcoming market. Vendors are still welcome to apply. Applications and market rules are available online at owegolovesshoppers. com, and for pick-up at Riverow Bookshop, 187 Front Street, Owego, and at Cornell Cooperative Extension 56 Main Street, Owego.
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2015 Schedule of Events and Workshops July 11 – Sock Knitting Machines demonstrated by a “Crankers” group, with Louise Neu and Friends. Also, weaving on portable looms. July 17, Friday. Advanced Cheese Making Workshop with Laryssa. Learn to make an English Cheddar. Prerequisite: Beginning Cheese Making. 10 – 3 pm. Fee: $35. Materials: Basic Kit $20 if needed or Cheese Cloth $6. July 18 - Exotic Fiber Animals. Angora rabbits & Pygora goats visit the museum. Reference librarian on site. Children learn to knit (NIH). July 25 - Indigo Dyeing. Bring a washed T-shirt to dye in this ancient method. July 31, Friday. Penny Rugs Workshop. Deb Schildt. Create a 19th-century wool candle mat. 10:00 – 4:00. Fee: $25. Materials: $25. August 1 – Embroidery Day. Collector Gary Parks exhibits 18th century American and British Samplers. Children learn to sew (NIH). August 7, Friday. Gathering Basket Workshop. Melodie Gum. A good basket for harvesting fruits & vegetables. 10 – 4 pm; Fee: $25. Materials: $25. August 8 – Small Looms Saturday. Children create a woven wall hanging. “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. Special Exhibits: “The History of the Great Wheel” and “The Farnham Family of Spinning Wheel Makers and their Influence” See www.hometextiletoolmuseum.org for more information on Saturday events and the museum’s summer workshop schedule for 2015. For details call the museum at (570) 247-7175 or email: email@example.com. Programs funded in part by the Bradford County Room Tax Fund, the United Way of Bradford County, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
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Tioga Downs announced good news for concert goers that were not able to enjoy the full Chubby Checker experience on Saturday May 30 due to the inclement weather. The rock and roll artist who redefined the way people dance more than fifty years ago will entertain audiences once again on July 16 at 8:00 pm at Tioga Downs. All tickets for this discounted show for the community will be priced at $5 with the full proceeds being donated to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Tickets are on sale at the Tioga Downs gift shop and through Ticketmaster. In addition to all ticket sales going to the food bank, Jeff Gural will personally make an extra $10 donation to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier for every ticket issued for the concert in observance of hunger awareness week in the Southern Tier. "I am saddened to hear of the inclement weather that caused the interruption of the Chubby Checker concert Saturday, May 30, at Tioga Downs. Unfortunately I was not in attendance for the event, however I have been working with my Tioga staff to offer a discounted Chubby Checker concert to all who attended and especially thank those for continuous support of Tioga Downs Casino. We have been in communication with Chubby Checker's management to set a date and are happy to announce Chubby Checker will be coming back again on July 16 at 8:00 pm. Rather than a ticket price of $25 this time, we will be offering the tickets for $5 so that we can still have reserved seating while helping out a great cause in the Food Bank of the Southern Tier in light of hunger awareness week and the needs that exist in the region. I want to thank all those who came out for the concert, your support and patronage of Tioga Downs Casino. We greatly appreciate and care about our communities and want to show our commitment and loy-
alty,” commented Jeffrey Gural, Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment. Chubby Checker’s popular 1959 song The Twist was just the start of one hit song after another. The Twist topped charts on two separate occasions in 1961 and 1962. For the next three decades, Checker turned out hits, toured the country and entertained audiences. By the late 80’s, he was demonstrating his musical talents by recording with artists outside the rock and roll genre. Never losing momentum, Checker continued producing new hits throughout the decades. Chubby Checker issued a statement of regret for the inclement weather, calling Tioga Downs one of his favorite venues to perform within and was happy that a new date for guests and the community has been scheduled. Four other rock and roll and county music concerts will round out the summer concert series at Tioga Downs— Sara Evans on Thursday, July 2, Hippiefest 2015 on Saturday, July 25, Lee Greenwood on Saturday, August 15 and BIG & Rich with Cowboy Troy on Sunday, September 6. Ticket prices vary by show and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations and on line at: www.ticketmaster.com. Tioga Downs offers live harness racing, video lottery terminals, video poker and electronic roulette. A variety of eateries are also part of the entertainment complex. Jeff Gural owns Tioga Downs in Nichols, NY and Vernon Downs in Vernon, NY. Gural is in the process of preparing a new proposal to apply for the state’s final full gaming license. Once awarded, Tioga Downs will expand its facility and workforce to accommodate live casino gaming. In the last decade, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have created more than 700 family-sustaining jobs. For more information on Tioga Downs, please visit www.tiogadowns.com.
Vendors Needed for Nov. Arts & Crafts Fair The 7th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair of the Owego Rotary Club will be held on November 15, 9 am to 3 pm, at the Owego Elks Lodge on Front Street in Owego. The fair will be free and open to the public. All artists, crafts persons, and vendors of farm goods and homemade food are invited to participate in the fair. The Early Bird deadline for reserving a space is August 30. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis, so an early response will ensure your reserved space at a reduced fee and your name is included in pre-event publicity. Contact Nancy Della Pia at (607) 223
-4446 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application, or stop by the following shops in Owego: Black Cat Gallery, Gallery Forty-One, River Row Books, or the Tioga County Council on the Arts in Owego. The Fair Committee will use appropriate media to advertise the event, including ads, posters, newspaper articles, lawn signs, and social media. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Rotary Polio Plus Campaign.
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Bike Night Held Weekly in Owego
On June 3, clear skies and warm weather drew a large crowd to Owego’s Parkview Hotel and Restaurant for their weekly Bike Night event. It was a beautiful sight in downtown Owego, reminiscent of popular bike nights in areas such as Sylvan Beach, as motorcycles lined Front Street along Draper Park and even as far as western end of Front Street past the Historical Society and Museum. Special to the evening was also a birthday celebration for Ute Burchard, a fan of Wreckless Marci and a volunteer for many community organized events. A cake, designed by a Wreckless Marci fan working the bakery at Price Chopper, was presented to Burchard along
with a Bike Night poster signed by band members. The event was well attended, with many even bringing their canine friends who enjoyed a dog bar with fresh water and biscuits that the owners, Beth and Mark Johnson, have set up each week. Two 50-50 raffles were also held throughout the evening, with funds helping to pay for this free community entertainment each week, and for sound provided by Mark Bennett from Shark Audio. This weekly event runs every Wednesday through Sept. 2, 2015 at the Owego Parkview located at 145 Front Street in Owego.
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The 14th Annual All Paws for A Cause, a fundraising dog walk for breast cancer prevention, will be held on Sunday, August 9, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Otsiningo Park. There will be prizes, doggie contests, a costume parade, raffles, free nail clippings, and more than 30 vendors. The registration fee per dog is $20 before the event, $25 at the event, 2 or more dogs $5 each additional dog. All proceeds benefit ENCOREplus and help local women receive lifesaving breast and cervical cancer services. For registration forms or more information, call 772-0340 ext 242, or visit
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Three Catholic priests started new assignments last month. Father Michael G. Fowler of Owego was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus Christ by His Excellency the Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester, on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Rochester's Sacred Heart Cathedral. Father Mike has been appointed Parochial Vicar of three churches St. AgnesAvon, St. Paul of the Cross-Honeoye Falls, and St. Rose-Lima. Father Mike thought about being a priest as a young boy. But he went to college and a 30-year career with IBM and Lockheed Martin-Owego. He married and had a family, but ultimately became divorced and the marriage was annulled. Father Mike celebrated his First Mass of Thanksgiving Father's Day Sunday in St. Patrick's Church-Owego, his home parish. Father Brian Carpenter is in Paris, France, for the month of July training as he starts his Candidacy Program in the Society of St. Sulpice. The Provincial of the Society has assigned him to St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, Md. Father Carpenter will be teaching courses to seminarians in the field of systematic theology using his licentiate degree. This is a discipline of Christian theology that formulates an orderly, rational and coherent account of Christian faith and belief. Father Carpenter served the past three years as Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick's and three Blessed Trinity Parishes - St. Margaret Mary-Apalachin, St. John the
Evangelist-Newark Valley, and St. James-Waverly. Father Peter Van Lieshout replaces Father Carpenter. Bishop Matano ordained him a priest a year ago. He spent the last year studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Father Van Lieshout is a native of Livonia, Livingston County, and a parishioner of St. Matthew Church. He is a graduate of the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He completed a Pastoral Year at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Geneva.
Garden Tour - July 25 A garden tour will be sponsored by the Tillers and Toilers Garden Club of Newark Valley on July 25 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Six local gardens between Newark Valley and Berkshire will be shown on the tour. Tickets will be available at the Newark Valley Train Depot, at $10.00 per person; beginning at 10:00 am on the day of the tour. Brochures will be available at the depot to provide location of the homes. Transportation to the sites will NOT be provided. Following the tour, door prizes and a raffle of fine gifts will be held at the Depot. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Mary Ellen Odom (607) 657-8171.
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Waverly Middle School YES! LEADer Sydney Meyers uses skits to help practice the 10 Ways to Make Safe Choices with Chemung Elementary School students during her YES! LEADS presentations. Nineteen YES! LEADers from Waverly Middle School presented a program on the dangers of drugs and alcohol to Elm Street and Chemung Elementary 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. Waverly’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 free family movie night and a friendship dance for middle school students. 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 Waverly, who are role models for younger students. For more information, visit www.yessafechoices.org.
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Isaiah Martin (left) receives the Arnold Johnson Technology Scholarship from Audra Johnson (right) of Johnson’s Pools and Spas. The winner of the 2015 Arnold Johnson Technology Scholarship at Owego Free Academy, is Isaiah Martin of Owego. Martin received the scholarship at the senior awards night ceremony on June 4 at Owego Free Academy. Audra Johnson, of Johnson's Pools
and Spas, presented the award. The scholarship was established in 2012, in honor of Arnold Johnson, founder of Johnson's Pools and Spas. Isaiah Martin plans to attend the Pennsylvania a College of technology in Williamsport, Pa.
‘En Plein Air’ Art Sale, Garden Walk - July 19 The En Plein Air Art Sale and Garden Walk will take place on Sunday, July 19, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, rain or shine. The outdoor event will transform the porches, lawns and gardens of 20 historic home in downtown Owego. Now in its 28th year, En Plein Air will showcase more than 25 local artists, along with 6 beautiful gardens available for touring. A map of all participating
locations will be available at 271 Front Street. Signs will also be posted outside of each participating location. The event is presented by the Tioga Arts Council and the Tioga County Master Gardener Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE). For more information, contact the Tioga Arts Council at 687-0785 or go to www.tiogaartscouncil.org.
A solo exhibition of paintings by local artist Constance Fischer is on display at the Tioga Arts Council through July 30. The exhibit, entitled Colors...Again, features watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings. Constance Fischer has participated in exhibitions at the Roberson Museum, Windsor Whip Works, Riverside Towers, and the Fine Arts Society of the Southern Tier. She was awarded first
place for watercolors in the FASST exhibition in 2014. Constance is a member of the Artisan's Vision Painting Group, the Fine Arts Society of the Southern Tier and Windsor Whip Works. The Tioga Arts Council is at 179 Front Street in Owego, and is open Mondays, 10 am to 4 pm, and Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 am to 4 pm. For more information, go to www. tiogaartscouncil.org or call 687-0785.
Concerts in the Park Concerts in the Park, a series of free summer concerts, are held Wednesday nights at Hickories Park, 359 Hickories Park Road, in Owego: • July 8 - The Falconers • July 15 - Steve Southworth & The Rockabilly Rays (50s & 60s music)
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Hi-Way Fruit Market Scott Sanyshyn, Dave Brink, Tim Rose, and Josh Robinson The Owego Fire Department hosted its 3rd Annual Owego Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament last month at the Links at Hiawatha Landing. Sixty-five teams and 260 golfers played in the tournament supported by over 100 sponsors making the charity tournament one of the largest in the Southern Tier. 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 and Emergency Squad Member Cara Jones this year. Jones, a Wave Hose Company #2 member, plans on pursuing a career in nursing while attending Elmira College. She is a certified first responder and currently enrolled in the New York State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program. Jones has logged nearly 100 EMS calls this year. A total of $6,000 in scholarships from tournament funds has been awarded the past three years. Also, due in part to contributions from the golf tournament the department was able to complete the majority of Phase I of its training facility, opening the classroom building that includes a kitchen and fitness area, last October. Phase II of the project includes a “live burn” building. Tioga County currently does not have such a facility that makes fire simulation and attacks as realistic as
possible. Departments must travel to Broome County for this training capability. The Owego Fire Department promised from the onset and has stayed committed to not having the training facility project impact taxes instead funding it through charitable events like the golf tournament and Monte Carlo nights. The winning team of Scott Sanyshyn, Dave Brink, Tim Rose, and Josh Robinson shot a 54 or 18 under. The winners had back to back eagle holes and numerous tap in birdies. They were sponsored by corporate donor BlueLine Associates owned by Owego native Rocky Silvestri who grew up on the Flats. BlueLine Associates, a Raleigh, NC based firm, is a leading business process management services provider and was named by Consulting Magazine as one of the “Seven Small Jewels: Seven to Watch” as part of their March 2015 issue. Consulting Magazine’s annual recognition of consulting firms places BlueLine in an exclusive group acknowledged for being a “hidden gem” in the industry. Silvestri is a former Village of Owego Trustee and past Fire Commissioner. The tournament trophy is on display in the Links’ clubhouse. The tournament honors Owego Fallen Firefighters Matt Porcari (LODD 2013), Steve Gavin (LODD 2003), Richard Beck (LODD 1993), Winfield Knapp (1965) and Roy Wiltse (LODD 1938). www.OwegoFireGolf.com
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Groundbreaking for New Fire Station The Little Meadows Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad broke ground on its new fire station and community hall on June 7. Community members, public officials and the media turned out for this milestone event in the emergency and rescue organization’s drive to build a six-vehicle station with offices, a training area and attached community center. The dream to build a new fire station became a reality for the 60-year-old organization when Talisman Energy USA Inc. committed $350,000 to the project. The remainder of the $875,000 project is coming from the fire department and rescue squad funds; natural gas impact fees given by local municipalities, donations from local businesses and community members and a bank loan. The community has supported the project so generously that the volunteer organization was able to add Phase 2 to the building project this year: a community hall. “The support from the community has been amazing,” says Mary Shaughnessy, Fire Company President and Building Committee Member. “We can’t even begin to describe how much we appreciate the generosity of those who have given time and money to this building effort. We will give back a great building that will allow us to continue providing important emergency services as well as a space the community can
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Lions “Back to School” Program The first day of school is a day of new experiences, new friends and new clothes. Unfortunately not all families are able to buy new clothing or school supplies for that all important opening day. For 26 years the Apalachin Lions have been conducting their Back to School program, this year with cooperation from the Target in Vestal. This
program furnishes vouchers to eligible families to help defray some of the cost of getting their children equipped for school. People living in the Apalachin, Campville and Little Meadows, PA, area can obtain information on eligibility and an application from the Apalachin Lions. Eligibility for aid will be determined by the Apalachin Lions.
TC Rural Ministry Thanks Community Tioga County Rural Ministry wishes to thank all their supporters who hosted a Soap for Hope bin in their church, place of business, school or organization, and all who contributed. With the help of so many, they are able to distribute soap, shampoo, toilet paper, dish and laundry detergent, among other products, to the guests who come to their food pantry. The following contributed to their record collection of 4,719 products, up from 3,216 last year: the American Legion, Barleycorn, Bridge of Hope Ministries, Candor Key Club, Community Bank, NA in Owego and Nichols, Community Shop, Dept. of Social Services, Dollar General, Flemingville United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Union Church, Home
Central, John’s Fine Foods, New Beginnings Beauty Salon, Nick’s Garage, Owego Elementary, OFA Key Club, Peak Performance, Price Chopper, Scott Smith & Son, St. Margaret Mary Church, St. Patrick Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Royal Automotive, the Sword & Spirit Christian Fellowship, Thompson’s Grocery, Thrivent Financial, Tioga Boys and Girls Club, Tioga County Courier, Tioga Co. Sheriff’s Department, Tioga Opportunities, Tioga Opportunities Housing Services, Owego United Methodist Church, Zion Lutheran Church & School and the VFW. Tioga County Rural Ministry’s staff and guests thank you for your great generosity.
Fair Seeks Contestants for Ag Competitions Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Tioga County Fair Board seek entries of Maple Syrup, Honey, Fiber, Craft Beverages, and Container Gardens in the open contests that begin with the opening of the 156th Annual Tioga County Fair on July 7 in Marvin Park in Owego. All entries are due in the Agriculture Building at the Tioga County Fairgrounds no later than 5:00pm on Mon-
day, July 6. A completed entry form must accompany each entry. Rules and entry forms are available at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County at 56 Main Street or on the web at http:// tiogacofair.com/. For more information about the agriculture open contests, contact Michele Kline at CCE Tioga, 687-4020 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lions’ Jack Smith Golf Open The 40th Annual Jack Smith Golf Open will be held Saturday, July 11, at the Tioga Country Club located in Nichols, NY. The cost is $75 per person or $53 per person for Tioga Country Club members. Included are greens fees and cart, coffee & donuts, hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages during the tournament, and a lunch after golf.
There will be 4-person teams, and a 9:00 am shotgun start. 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 at (607) 972-9721.
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Front Row (L to R) Lion Pres. Jake Brown, Christopher Murphy from Vestal Senior High, Lion John Crosby, Morgan Stetson from Montrose High School, and VP-2 Lion Judy Murphy. The winners joined the Lions at their dinner meeting on June 10.
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The Apalachin Lions Club last month awarded $3000 in scholarships for 2015. The Lions presented three scholarships, each worth $1,000, at a special awards ceremony. The recipients are Benjamin Cacciaglia from Owego Free Academy, Morgan Stetson
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