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JULY 2018

Number 7

Fireman’s Fountain - Restoration Begins Fountain to be removed July 11 Public information session planned

Owego Hose Teams, Inc., the local not-for-profit spearheading the Baker Fireman’s Fountain Restoration, announces work has begun on the project. The 104-year-old fountain in the village’s courthouse square will undergo a complete restoration that includes cement and concrete replacement, cast iron refurbishment, repainting, pipe, plumbing and pump work, electrical work, basin liner repair and updated landscaping. A new “Memorial Brick Walkway” leading to the fountain along with stamped concrete surrounding the fountain in the shape of a firefighter’s Maltese cross are additional features of the project. The cross will honor Owego’s five fallen firefighters. Contractors from McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory in Oberlin, Ohio were at the fountain site on Thursday. Nationally known, McKay Lodge personnel are conducting the fountain condition assessment, treatment and maintenance plans as well as writing specifications for the fountain concrete, water and electric work. Following McKay Lodge’s visit, Robinson Iron will be onsite in Owego on Wednesday, July 11, for fountain removal and transport to their facility in Alexander City, Alabama. Robinson Iron is another well-known conservation firm that holds the original “Fiske Casting Catalogue.” The J.W. Fiske Company originally cast the Baker Fireman’s Fountain in 1914. Treatment of the fountain will take at least eight weeks. A public information session on the project will be held Wednesday evening, July 11, at the American Legion on Front Street at 7:00 pm. The public is invited to attend to hear more about the project. Light hors d’oeuvre will be served with a cash bar. Along with McKay Lodge and Robinson Iron other companies working on the project include Seamus Cerretani Concrete, J.O.C. Construction, SUEZ Water, Hulslander Concrete, Charlie Munroe of Good Earth Landscaping, and Global Industrial Services. Fundraising has been ongoing since 2017 and grants from the Mildred Faulkner Truman

Foundation and the Fannie C. Hyde Charitable Trust have supported the restoration. To date roughly $75,000 has been raised primarily though the Owego Hose Team Memorial Golf Tournament, “Buy a Brick” campaign, Monte Carlo Nights, elementary school tee shirt sales, chicken BBQs, chicken wing eating contest and grants. The fountain was given to the Village of Owego and its firefighters in 1914 by Frank M. Baker as a memorial to his son, George Hobart Baker, who was killed in an automobile accident in 1913. Both men had been members and chief engineers of the Owego Fire Department. The fountain was last restored in 2000 and has again fallen into disrepair. The fountain was originally purchased for $2,000. Modeled by Caspar Buberl (1834-1899) and sold by J.W. Fiske the fountain is called the “Fiske Fireman.” Fourteen zinc statues of fireman similar to the one in Owego are located across the United States. The first known statue of this design was erected in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1891. The theme of a fireman holding a child in the crook of his left arm reflects the format of the statue on the New York Firemen’s Monument, which harkens back to the iconic image of the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus. The fountain and surround were originally cast in multiple pieces and assembled on site. Additional funding is being raised for the restoration to include pending grant submissions. The overall project cost estimate is $115,601.02. The hose team hopes to have the project completed this fall contingent upon closing this funding gap. Project status information is available on the hose team website at The website will be updated throughout the restoration process courtesy of Amy Gavin. Donations for the effort can be made via the website or by sending checks to Owego Hose Teams, Inc. at 461 East Main Street, Owego with “fountain” in the memo line. “Memorial Walkway Bricks” also continue to be sold.

The Owego Free Academy 145th annual commencement was held on Saturday, June 23. Due to inclement weather, the ceremony was moved indoors to the OFA gymnasium, with overflow seating in the middle school auditorium. The ceremony was live-streamed.

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Berkshire Blueberry & Book Festival - July 21

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The Annual Berkshire Blueberry & Book Festival will be held on Saturday, July 21. The main events of the festival are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and include an art show, vintage cars and trucks, Catatonk Woodcarvers demonstrations, antique appraisals by Bob Connelly, open house at the library and Berkshire History Museum, and a huge raffle to benefit the library. There will be lots of blueberries and baked goods. At the Berkshire Fire Station, there will be blueberry pancakes with maple syrup donated by SweeTrees from 7:00 to 10:00 am, and a chicken BBQ at 12:00 Noon. Children’s activities include presentations by author Daniel Jude Miller, the Game Truck of Central NY, and free

books for kids. The annual festival began four years ago as a fundraiser for the Berkshire Free Library and has grown with participation of the Berkshire Fire Department and Fire Police, the Berkshire Community Association, the Richford Church ladies, the Berkshire Reading Club; NVHS art club; and dozens of area volunteers. A bake-off contest sponsored by the Berkshire Congregational Church with judges from Cornell Cooperative Extension benefits the Helping Hands Food Pantry. (info at The festival takes place on NY Route 38 at the corner of Jewett Hill Rd. For information, go to www.

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Cloud Croft Studios, in partnership with the Tioga Arts Council (TAC), announced the establishment of Everyday Life, Every Day Art, a juried regional art exhibition to benefit the Tioga County Anti-Hunger Task Force and TAC. Everyday Life, Every Day Art takes place September 8 - 29, 2018. This exhibit is open to artists within a 100-mile radius of Owego, encompassing 25 counties in New York and Pennsylvania. There are 10 award categories: Best in Show $1500, Fibers $400, Painting $400, Special Theme - Edibles $400, Sculpture $400, People’s Choice $250, Photography $400, People’s Choice $250, Graphics $400, and Honorable Mentions. This exhibit is being presented in conjunction with The Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books of Montrose, PA,

who has organized the immensely successful regional focus – exploring our regional sense of self for the past nine years. All entry forms, payment, and artwork must be delivered August 10, 11, or 12 to Cloud Croft Studios at 1003 Sanford Road, Owego, for jurying and selection. All artwork will be delivered and picked up between 10 am and 5 pm (unless indicated otherwise). It is $25 for the first submission and $10 for each subsequent submission. All entrants may submit up to four pieces for the show, and checks must be made payable to Butternut Gallery. For additional submission guidelines, refer to the Call for Entries form at and www. For more information, call (570) 2785077.

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29th Apalachin 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. The Apalachin Lions Club has been conducting a “Back to School” program for the last 28 years, this year with cooperation from the Vestal Target. This program furnishes gift vouchers to eligible families, helping to defraying some of the cost of getting their children

equipped for school. People living in the Apalachin 13732, Campville 13760 and Little Meadows (PA) 18830 Zip Code areas can obtain information on eligibility and the application. Eligibility for aid will be determined by the Apalachin Lions Club. The cutoff date is July 25. Nothing will be accepted after that date. For more information, email

Tioga County Rural Ministry Offers Thanks The Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM) offers a “thank you” to the many businesses, churches, stores, and organizations who hosted their Soap for Hope bins. Due to the generosity of all who participated by sharing personal care and household cleaning items, TCRM was able to attain a best-ever 4,536 products. These are all items which cannot be purchased with SNAP funds (food stamps) and items that TCRM distributes at its pantry because of your kindness. Thank you to the following: Abide in the Vine, Candor American Legion, Chemung Canal Bank, Church of the Nazarene, Community Bank, NA, (Owego & Nichols), Dept. of Social Services, Ed Syryca, Dollar General

(Owego), Family Dollar (Apalachin), Family Dollar (Owego), First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Union Church, Germany Hill Church, Moose Lodge, Nick’s Garage, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Owego American Legion, Owego Lions Club, Peak Performance, Riverview Nursing Home, Scott Smith & Son, St. Margaret Mary Church, St. Patrick Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Styling Corner, Sword & Spirit Christian Fellowship, Tioga County Courier, Tioga County Sheriff’s Dept., Tioga Opportunities, Tom Ash Agency, United Methodist Church (Owego), United Methodist Church (Smithboro), United Methodist Church (Flemingville), VFW, Yaman’s Automotive, and Zion Lutheran Church.

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Business News Local resident Brandon Walker has joined the Vestal office of AXA Advisors, LLC. As a financial professional with AXA Advisors, Walker will work with clients to help them define their financial goals and create strategies to help them achieve their objectives. Walker holds a BS in Accounting from Pennsylvania College of Technology. In addition, he has earned FINRA series 7 and 66 securities registrations and his Life, Accident and Health license. Walker resides in Waverly, NY, with his wife and child. The AXA Advisors Vestal branch is located at 4100 Old Vestal Road, Suite 105, Vestal, NY 13850.

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TEAM Tioga welcomes new staff member Zackary Baker, who joined the Tioga County Economic Development and Planning staff on June 11. Zackary will take on the newly created position of Agricultural Development Specialist. Zackary is a recent graduate of Hamilton College where he received his Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Economics and Minor in Government and Mathematics. He has interned with the US Department of Commerce, Hamilton College and the Tioga County Industrial Development Agency. Zackary is a native of Tioga County and graduated from Tioga Central High School. He resides in Owego.

July 7 – HTTM closed in honor of the July 4th holiday. Friday July 13 – “Drafting Longdraw” Spinning Workshop with Tracy Sayre. Fee: $25, Materials $25. July 14 – Early Samplers with Gary Parks, Executive Director of the Taber Museum in Williamsport. Friday July 20 – Soap Making Workshop with Laryssa Zahajkewycz. Fee: $25, Materials: $20. July 21 – Shaker Textile Tools with Christa Hobson. July 28 – Rug Day with Joan Gustin & Michelle Kaleta. August 4 – Small Looms Saturday: “make & take.”

Newark Valley Historical Society Workshops Flint Knapping July 28, 9am - 1pm Mike Mcgrath to instruct beginner and intermediate. Learn basics, hone your skills. All materials provided. Pressure Flaking $45/40 NVHS members. Percussion $70/65 NVHS members. Participants with tools from Mike pay for flint only. Call for pricing details. To register call Leslie by 7/10 at (607) 6425412. Scholarships. Tuscarora Beaded Coin Purse August 4, 10am - 5pm Nicole Printup, an award winning Native artist, instructs in traditional raised bead work. All materials provided,

$40/35 NVHS members. To register call Leslie by 7/18 at 607 642-5412. Scholarships. Victorian Hanging Ornament August 18, 9 - 5pm Suz McManus. Create Ball Gownz, heavily beaded, color choice. All materials provided, $30/25 NVHS members. To register call Leslie by 8/1 at 607 6425412. Scholarships. Website NYSCA-Dec. All workshops are held at the Newark Valley Historical Society, Bement Billings Farmstead Museum, 9241 Rt 38, 13811. For more information, to go

August 11 – Cranks and Treadles Day with Joy. Thurs-Fri August 16-17 – Early Weavers Notation Workshop with Pat Hilts. Fee: $65, Materials: $20. August 18 – HTTM Open for Tours & Lectures August 25 – Annual Wool Waulking Special Exhibits: “Carding Mills and the Carding Mill Era” See for more information on the museum’s Saturday programs and workshops. Questions: email or call (570) 247-7175. Programs funded in part by the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency and the United Way of Bradford County.

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Waverly Students Receive Scholarships The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers recently announced the 2018 scholarship recipients. The Community Foundation currently administers funds that specifically provide scholarships to students in Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties Pennsylvania and Tioga County, New York. The scholarships awarded to Tioga County, New York, students total $27,200. Recipients are: Katherine Kerrigan Scholarship $4,000 to Paige Miller of Waverly High School, who will attend SUNY, Cortland. Katherine Kerrigan Scholarship $4,000 to Elle Nittinger of Waverly High School, who will attend Nyack College,

Alice Walker Cooper Family Scholarship - $3,400 to Julianne Lee of Waverly High School, who will attend Canisius College, Alice Walker Cooper Family Scholarship - $3,400 to Paige Miller of Waverly High School who will attend SUNY Cortland, Alice Walker Cooper Family Scholarship - $3,400 to Christopher Palumbo of Waverly High School who will attend Cornell University. Community Foundation Scholarships can be established by individual donors, corporations, and are often in honor or in memory of a loved one.

HCA Golf Tournament - August 16 The 16th Annual HCA Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, August 16, at the Links at Hiawatha Landing at 2350 Marshland Road in Apalachin. Registration begins at 11:30 am, followed by lunch at Noon and a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. The tournament includes food, raffles, and prizes. For more information, visit If you would like a brochure mailed to you or need more information, contact Mary Claire Truman at (607) 217-0066 x438. HCA is a local non-profit organization that provides programs and services to the disabled population. The golf tournament is one of its two major fundraisers each year.




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BEE SWARMS WANTED: Bee swarms wanted on trees and in buildings. Call (607) 625-3318 or (607) 201-4357 9/18 FOR SALE: Weather Resistant Adironack Chairs $95 each. Pressured treated trellises assorted designs and sizes $5 to $60. Mail Box Posts $35 each. Call 570-250-9595 9/18 HELP WANTED: Looking to fill 3 positions. Apply in person Tues-Sat 7:302:30 at Gigi’s Place, Main St Apalachin FOR SALE: Ford Mustang wheels 4 lug and tires 1985 model. Call (607) 6253318 or (607) 201-4357 7/18

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Apalachin Lions Awards 2018 Scholarships The Apalachin Lions Club awarded $3,000 in Scholarship for 2018. Each winner received $1000 at their Awards Ceremonies. The scholarship is to promote and reward young people for service to their community and school.

Duck Race at NV Summer Fest - July 28 The Annual Duck Race in Newark Valley will be held on July 28 Saturday, July 28, during the Newark Valley Summer Fest. Participants adopt a duck and could win $500 (1st place prize) or one of nine additional cash prizes. It costs $5 to adopt one duck, or $20 for “quacker pack” of five ducks. Each duck will have a number attached which corresponds to the number on the ticket purchased for each duck adopted. The ducks will be dropped into the water at the Trout Ponds Park in Newark Valley at approximately 4:30 pm. Winning ducks will be announced at

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The three scholarship were awarded to Mary Liberty of Owego Free Academy, Anne Ziolkowski of Seton Catholic Central Hight School, and Alyssa Dudinyak of Vestal Senior High.

the conclusion of the race. Winning entries need not be present to win. Prizes will be paid by check and mailed to the winner’s home address within one week following the race. Stop in to the following Newark Valley businesses to purchase your duck race ticket: One Healthy Life, Village Wine & Spirits of Newark Valley, Stoughton Farm. You can also send your “adoption” fee to NV Chamber of Commerce, POB 295, Newark Valley, NY 13811-0295 along with your name and address and tickets will be mailed back to you.

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Mattia and Olivia Two Endicott families shared enriching experiences by hosting students from other countries through International Student Exchange (ISE). The Radmans hosted Olivia from Spain and the Davises hosted Mattia from Italy. The Radmans homeschool their three young daughters, who are dancers, two of whom take ballet. Olivia has taken ballet since she was four. Host mom, Laura Radman, knows some Spanish, so a match was made. “The girls like having a big sister,” said host father, Eric Radman, as they typically snuggle up to Olivia or hold her hand. Radman notes the “similarities…in the world,” such as communing around the table. “The value of cooking a good meal, eating it together and sharing with her what we have here is most meaningful,” Radman said. U-E students, Kayla and Ciara, make up the Tim Davis home. Kayla is in the Italian Club at school and when the class was asked if anyone would like to host an Italian student, Kayla jumped at the chance. She and Ciara are Mattia’s “sort of” sisters, as he has a younger sister back home in northern Italy. “There’s whole lot of giggling going on between the three of them,” said Tim Davis. Mattia is not allowed to go back to Italy because Davis’ mom, whom Mattia calls Grandma, won’t let him go—she wants to adopt him! Next school year, Ciara will be an exchange student in Bolzano, Italy, which is only one hour from where Mattia lives. He’ll be her tour guide and show her places to shop. The Davises have already made plans to visit Mattia and his family in Italy some day soon. Olivia’s dream upon arrival was to become a cheerleader, but that didn’t

work out, so she joined Zion School of Performing Arts, where her host sisters dance. Instead of ballet, she wanted to try something different, so she was in the Senior Elite contemporary dance troupe. Her excellent level of training and background was a welcome addition to the team and she and the girls became great friends. The team won a Platinum Award (high gold) at a recent competition in Syracuse and performed in the Zion School’s recital. As a former swimmer, Mattia immediately joined the swim team at U-E. Then he joined the lacrosse team; lacrosse is not very popular in Italy so he was interested in learning the sport. Mattia has made lots of friends and enjoyed going to prom with a group of students in a limo bus. He will participate in the graduation ceremony and receive a certificate of completion for one year of study. Prom and graduation are non-existent events in European and Asian schools so it’s a real treat to be a part of them in the USA. Mattia loves the pizza here and said, “I’ve gained ten pounds since I arrived!” Host families are needed for the upcoming school year ASAP. Students are placed in the school district where the host family lives. Families provide a bedroom and three meals a day. Students have their own spending money and medical insurance and pay for everything themselves. They are very mature, disciplined, well behaved, and help around the house. Students become like a son or daughter, and, in many cases, host families end up visiting students and their families in their home countries. Contact Jill Darling at 607-239-1029 c or 570-395-3215 h.


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Amy Vanderpoel cut the ribbon on June 16 for the grand opening of her business, Valley Creamery, at 36 Main Street in Newark Valley. Mer Barrett, NV Chamber President, presented Amy with a welcome certificate from the Newark Valley Chamber, and Mayor Jim Tornatore joined the chamber and an enthusiastic crowd of community members in welcoming Amy. Valley Creamery features Perry's hard and soft ice cream, and will be offering hot dogs soon. Amy invites everyone to stop by and enjoy the best part of summer…ice cream!

Congratulations to Owego Free Academy Lacrosse Head Coach Andy Race for being honored as the Section IV Lacrosse Coach of the Year. He is the first Owego-Apalachin Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach to be recognized in 20 years.

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Tioga Downs, the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen’s Association, and the Harness Horse Breeders’ of NYS joined together once again to host its Annual “Scholarship Race” for high school seniors. Paxton Jobson of Newark Valley and driver Jim Meittinis finished first with Prairie Midnight. Angel Keppler of Owego and driver Tony Dinges finished

second with Stick With Cramer. Sarah Kasson of Vestal and driver Lou Ginesi finished third with College Major. Finishing fourth was Joshua Dolphin of Union Endicott and driver John Hallet with Jessica's Pride. Audra Jaye of Tioga Central and driver Vern Smith finished fifth with Candadian Chrome. All five students received a $1,700 scholarship.

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Concerts in the Park is a series of free concerts held every Wednesday through August 1, at Hickories Park in Owego. The July 4 concert is 7:30 to 9:30pm with fireworks at 9:30. All other concerts are 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Performers are: July 4 - The Kirby Band (followed by fireworks) July 11 - The Tarps July 18 - Basin Street Jazz band July 25 - Next to Kin Aug 1 - Triple Play with Alice Detrick.


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A series of special in-depth workshops are scheduled on select dates (mostly Fridays) through 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 classes 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. The Home Textile Tool Museum is in the Orwell, PA, and celebrates the many aspects of at-home fiber processing and cloth production in our region in the early 1800’s. The museum is open every Saturday during the summer (except July 7) from 10 am to 4 pm and hosts a variety of activities, demonstrations and workshops. Drafting Longdraw Spinning Friday July 13, 10am-4pm - Presented by Tracy Sayre, who has been a handspinner for 30 years and raises her own fiber animals for their fleeces. The fee is $25 plus materials fee of $25. According to Tracy, long draw drafting is the opposite of worsted spinning. Long draw drafting involves using a shorter (about 2 1/2 to 3”) staple wool or an even shorter fiber like cotton or cashmere. There will be discussion of plying, ratios, spinning fines, one handed drafting and what constitutes a woolen yarn. The Art of Soap Making Friday July 20, 10am-4pm - Soap making with Laryssa Zahajkewycz who has been making soap since 1995. The workshop group will use a simple recipe with tallow, coconut oil, olive oil and a fragrance and/or essential oil in the ingredients. All participants will go home with a quantity of soap. There is a $25 fee and $20 Materials fee. Painting with Wool: Needle Felting Friday, July 27, 10am - Presented by Denise Tarbox. Each student will produce an 8 x 10 needle felted picture to take home. Needle felting is a dry felting technique using special barbed needles to poke pieces of wool roving (washed and dyed wool that has been combed

into long strips) through a backing material to create a design or picture. A thick piece of foam is placed under the backing while working in order to prevent fingers from being jabbed. Final designs can be framed or incorporated into a larger project. The fee is $25 and materials (wool, needle and foam pad provided) cost is $10. All participants will need to bring two or three pictures to serve as ideas for their project. Reading and Understanding Early Weavers Notation Thursday & Friday, August 16-17, 1am4pm - Two-day workshop presented by Pat Hilts. Lunch provided. The fee is $65 and materials will be $20. Pat Hilts is the curator of the HTTM and a textile historian who has published widely and taught many workshops on the history of looms, spinning and weaving. Because the notation used to record patterns from the 17th to 19th Centuries differs greatly from modern drafts, this workshop will teach participants how to interpret early drafts and adapt them for present day use. For more information, contact registrar Eve Herrington at or (570) 744-2653. Go to for registration information for these special workshops. The Home Textile Tool Museum is located at 1819 Orwell Hill Road on State Rte. 1036 and along with the special workshops it is open Saturdays through August 25. Saturday admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. The museum welcomes everyone and has ramps for all buildings. See HTTM’s website ( and Facebook page for updates on all programs and workshops. Activities are funded in part by the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency and the United Way of Bradford County.

New Mobile Dental Vehicle for Tioga Co. Tioga County announced that Medical Coaches of Oneonta has been selected to build the new Tioga Mobile Dental Vehicle. Multiple proposals were received and evaluated, but Medical Coaches’ proposal stood out as best meeting the needs of the county. Tioga Mobile Dental Program has served over 10,000 Tioga County

residents since 2003. Grant funds have been awarded for the replacement of current mobile dental trailer from a Community Development Block Grant, Appalachian Regional Commission and the Floyd Hooker Foundation. The new dental vehicle should be on the roads of Tioga County in early 2019.

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Newark Valley Summerfest - July 27 & 28 The Newark Valley Summerfest will take place on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28. Formerly known as Newark Valley Days, the NV Summerfest promises to be even bigger and better. Friday events (4:00 to 7:00 pm) will include an Art Show at the municipal builing on Park Street, the Valley Quilters will hold a Quilt Show at the United Congregational Church on Main Street, and Village Wine & Spirits will have a wine tasting. The NV Depot will open at 6:00 pm, offering refreshments, with classic country songs by Donna & the Country Mystics at 7:00 pm. On Saturday, the Art Show and Quilt Show will continue, and there will be a book sale at the Tappan Spaulding Library. A parade will take place down Main Street starting at 11:00 am, with music by the Kirby Band and the Maine Community Band. Other parade participants will include local fire departments, youth groups, the Baptist Church in Newark Valley, the VFW, School Age Child Care (SACC) and others. Free tours of the Bement-Billings Farmstead Museum will be conducted by the Newark Valley Historical Society from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Most other events throughout the day will take place at the Village Green and the Trout Ponds Park.

Activities at the Village Green (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) will include crafters, vendors and artisans offering jewelry, clothing, cacti and rare succulents, wooden items, maple products, cotton candy, sno-cones and popcorn, and more. A children’s face painter will delight the kids. Activities at the Trout Ponds (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) will include vendors (jewelry, clothing, handmade crafts, tattoos), food and snack booths, a kids play area with games and activities, cotton candy and sno-cones, a BBQ, and The Great Duck Race at 4:30pm. Raffle tickets will be sold for various gift baskets. The Newark Valley Fire Department is sponsoring the NY State Office of Fire Prevention & Control Fire Safety Trailer, as well as Operation Safe Child, including child IDs. The NV Summerfest will conclude with a Fireworks display at dark. Musical entertainment scheduled: Village Green Christian Abell and Ciaira Bridges, Kirby Band, DNT, Greg Neff Trout Ponds Triton Trio, Celebrations by DeRue, Adam Ate the Apple, Silk Street, Expressions, and VooDoo Highway.

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Heritage Village Summer Camp for Kids The Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes will sponsor a summer camp for children ages 7-11 on July 24 27 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. The camp will focus on farm life during the 1850s with an emphasis on the science behind farming. There will be a variety of interactive activities and

demonstrations including and a live animal demonstration, using farm hand tools, measuring and laying out

a farm field with a compass and chain links, keeping a journal and a square dance for the campers and their families. The cost of the camp is $125 per camper. To register or for more information, contact the museum at (607) 937-5281 or info@

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It’s July 1993. A new federal law requires all new TV sets larger than 13 inches be able to display captions. In San Francisco, a man opens fire in a high-rise building in the financial district, killing eight people and wounding others. He then kills himself. Actor Fred Gwynne, 66, dies at his home in Maryland. He was best known for his roles in “Car 54 Where Are You?” and “The Munsters.” John F. Kennedy, Jr., 32, quits his job at the Manhattan district attorney’s office. Flooding along the Mississippi River forces more than 30,000 people from their homes in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. More than 6,000 National Guardsmen are on duty in the flooded areas. Microsoft releases Windows NT. Owego-Apalachin School District Superintendent Francis Murphy, 47, resigns to take a job in a school district in Buffalo. Owego Free Academy’s tennis courts are dedicated to the memory of former principal and assistant superintendent Duane “Skip” Fiocca who passed away in 1991. The library at the elementary school is named after Marilyn Ochs who recently retired from teaching. New York Telephone now offers Call ID, a Phonesmart service that lets you see the number of who’s

calling. It also stores the number, date, and time of each call. In Owego, a plaque is dedicated to honor Henry Martyn Robert at his former home at 317 Front Street. Robert is best known for “Robert’s Rules of Order” which he wrote in 1876. New York State’s first legal casino, Turning Stone, opens in Verona. Chuck Mangione performs at SUNY Binghamton’s Anderson Center. Tickets are $22.40 (reserved) and $10 (lawn seats). IBM stock falls to $41.62, an 18year low. Dividends are cut to 25 cents per quarter. Movies playing in local theaters include “The Firm,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Coneheads,” “Free Willy,” and “Jurassic Park.” Saturday night TV shows include “Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” “Empty Nest,” “Nurses,” “Mad About You,” “Reasonable Doubts,” and “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.” Top tunes include “That’s the Way Love Goes” by Janet Jackson, “Chattahoochee” by Alan Jackson, “No Future in the Past” by Vince Gill, and “Weak” by SWV. Top selling albums include “Zooropa” by U2, “Sleepless in Seattle Soundtrack,” and “Back to Broadway” by Barbra Streisand. And admission to the 17th Annual Renaissance Festival in Sterling, NY, is $12.99 for adults.

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• Movie Mondays Mondays (Jul & Aug), 3pm Each Monday of July and August bring your blanket and pillow for a kid friendly move. The library will have popcorn. • Story Hour Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 and Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 For preschoolers and early elementary children and their adult. • Family Night Thursdays, 7pm July 5 - David Black, Magician/Ice cream sundaes; July 12 - Johnny Only; July 19 - Zoomobile; and July 26 Bubbleman • Book Discussion Tuesday, July 10, 1pm Readers will discuss “Bone Bed” by Patricia Cornwell • Board of Trustees Meeting Tues, July 17, 6pm Everyone is welcome to attend. • Teen Trivia Tuesday, July 17, 7pm

• Book Discussion Monday, July 23, 1pm Readers will discuss “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” by Mark Haddon. • American Girl Program Monday, July 23, 1-3pm For ages 8 to 13, sign-up is required. • Friends Meeting Tuesday, July 24, 2:30 pm Everyone is welcome to attend. • Board Games The library has a number of board games - you can come in and use them in the library. • Apalachin Library Chicken BBQ August 12, 1-3pm Fireman's Field Day Grounds Chicken Dinner $15. Dine in or take out. Kid’s hot dog dinner $5. Ticket includes macaroni salad, baked beans, roll, cookie, and a water. Tickets must be purchased in advanced by August 5. Purchase tickets at the library Tuesdays (10am-12pm), Thursdays (5pm7pm) Saturdays (10am-12pm)

Business News Heidi Higgins recently joined the Waverly office of the financial services firm Edward Jones as a branch office administrator (BOA) trainee. The title of branch office administrator was adopted for this position at Edward Jones because of the wide range of responsibilities associated with the job. “On a given day, Heidi’s activities could include processing client trade transactions, providing clients with receipts for money and securities, and as-

sisting in the planning of seminars and special promotions,” said the office's financial advisor, Chris Curry. Heidi has lived in Tioga County for over 30 years. Chris Curry branch office is located at 150 Broad Street in Waverly. He may be reached at 607-565-7152. Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada.

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That’s right, July is National Culinary Arts Month. But ’tis the season for fresh fruits and vegetables, and we all know that they are a healthy choice. So, instead of listing nutritional facts I’m going to get right into the fun part: RECIPES. Fresh Orange Salad 4 mandarin oranges peeled and wedges separated 1 kiwi fruit, sliced 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced 1 T olive oil 2 T balsamic vinegar 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped fine 1 tsp fresh parsley, minced 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper Lightly toss together oranges, kiwi and onion. Whisk oil, vinegar, rosemary, parsley and pepper. Pour oil and vinegar dressing over orange mixture; refrigerate overnight. Grilled Marinated Veggies There is an assortment of vegetables that grill very nicely, I will list a few of my favorites below. Please feel free to experiment with the veggies you prefer.

The real secret is the marinade, and this is a winner every time. Chef Nick’s Marinade for Grilling Vegetables 1 cup avocado oil 1/3 cup rice vinegar 2T lemon juice 1/4 C green onion (finely chopped) 1T minced garlic 2T fresh rosemary, chopped 1/2 t kosher salt 1/4 t fresh ground black pepper Combine all ingredients and mix well. Marinade veggies 3-4 hours or better yet overnight. Send any comments or questions to Cooking Connection, Chef Nick at






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Ribbon Cutting in Apalachin - July 6 A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 6 at Giggle Box Playhouse, a NYS licensed daycare facility at 31 Barton Road in Apalachin. The center is open Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, offering individual classrooms to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and

school age children 4 to 6 years of age. During the summer, Giggle Box Playhouse offers a Summer Camp program for children, registered for Kindergarten age 4 through age 8, for a rate of $155/wk. For more information or to arrange a tour, call (607) 321-3343.

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Dear Apalachin Taxpayers

An open letter to the Apalachin Fire District Taxpayers Heading into August, operations at the new fire station have settled in and your volunteers are feeling more at home every day. We’ve also seen some of the benefits of the new station materializing in the form of increased recruitment with four new volunteers joining since the Open House. We welcome all of you to come by Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm to join us. I’ve fielded a few questions recently regarding the lights on at the station along with the lawn maintenance at Station 1. During design, a lot of thought was put into the safe operations at the station. All lighting is super highefficiency LED. These new lighting fixtures provide ample light with low energy usage. There are a number of exterior lights that operate dusk to dawn along with a limited number of interior lights that are on 24x7. Almost all other lights operate on motion, occupancy, or vacancy sensors turning off automatically. The primary purpose of this is firefighter safety. Unlike our homes where we turn the lights off as we sleep at night, your volunteers are called to the station in darkness on a regular basis. These lights ensure they can safely enter and exit the station for 911 calls at all hours. In addition, the lights provide the significant benefit of enhancing security. By lighting the facility, community members can help keep a watchful eye to protect taxpayer assets stored at the station. The estimated cost of all of the safety and security lights on during vacancy is estimated at a little more than $1.00 per day. The Commissioners thought this was a prudent investment for the safety of our volunteers and security of the assets we’re responsible for. Regarding lawn maintenance, the

Commissioners reviewed sealed bids for lawn mowing service at all three stations at our June 21, 2018, meeting. We also reviewed quotes on a new lawn mower. The Commissioners decided to reject the lawn mowing service and invest in a new lawn mower to be used by our caretaker. The investment is expected to pay for itself in less than 18 months and to save more than $4,000 annually over the cost of a lawn service. The Commissioners would all like to thank volunteer firefighter Shaun Foland who’s invested his own time, mower, and money in maintaining the lawn at Station 1 thus far. The Fire Department recently recognized four new EMT-Critical Care Technicians (EMT-CC) graduating from Medic class, some of whom have already completed their supervised field training under experienced medics and are now cleared to lead Advanced Life Support (ALS) patient care on their own. We congratulate and thank Firefighters and new EMT-CCs Kyle Telfer, Alex Khadjadorian, Braeden Strojny, and Andrew Gregor. With these new Medics on the street, the ambulances back at Station 1, and some technology improvements at the 911 Dispatch Center, we expect our call coverage to increase in the months ahead along with improved response times. The Commissioners are grateful for the continued dedication of our volunteers and we thank them all for their sacrifice and service. Brian Rieber Chairman, Board of Fire Commissioners Apalachin Fire District 607-765-2974

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Girl Scouts Complete Silver Award

Girl Scout Troop 40860 from Owego-Apalachin completed their silver award which involved making blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals for A New Hope Center in Owego. They also donated children's books and buckets full of cleaning supplies. The silver award has a requirement of 50 hours which the troop did complete. The girls in the troop are Brooke Hathaway, Carly Kirtland, Sydney Watson, Allie Shoen, and Nicole Canfield.


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