Community Press - July 2023

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Candor 4th of July Parade

Was held Tuesday July 4th

Food Rescue Program Initiated by Catholic Charities in Tioga

Depot Friday Nights in Newark Valley

The following shows are scheduled for Depot Friday Nights in July. The doors open at 6:00 pm, shows start at 7:00 pm:

July 7 - The Irish Stoutmen

July 14 - Dean Goble Band

July 21 - Donna & the Country Mystics

July 28 - Pat Kane & West o'Clare

The following shows are scheduled in August. The doors open at 5:30 pm, shows are at 6:30 pm.

August 4 - Ryan Wilson, Standards by Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Mar-

tin, Zac Brown Band, CCR, Garth Brooks, and more.

August 11 - Greg Neff, Singer and songwriter, music from the ’60s & ’70s.

August 18 - Rick Pedro, Astonishing ragtime piano, patriotic, and modern classics.

August 25 - Tom and Marie, cover tunes from the ’60s and ’70s on acoustic guitar and bass. Refreshments are available. You can bring your own lawn chairs.

The Newark Valley Depot is on Depot Street in Newark Valley.

Food waste happens in almost every household in America. According to Feeding America, the average American family of 4 throws away over $1,600 of produce every year. In NYS, approximately 3.9 million tons of food was discarded over the last year.

All of this is happening at the same time that food insecurities are on the rise. The Tioga Outreach Center operated by Catholic Charities in Tioga receives on average 800 visits per month to the food pantry with the number of new families assisted up 50% from last year. With more individuals facing hunger throughout our county, Food Rescue is a viable answer to help alleviate some of the burdens that our local families are facing.

Food Rescue is the practice of safely collecting edible, prepared foods from restaurants, grocers, and other food establishments, and then distributing it to local hunger relief agencies. Food Rescue simultaneously gets food to those who need it, reduces food waste, and minimizes the amount of toxic emissions from food waste in landfills.

For many years already, local food pantries have partnered with grocery stores to arrange pick up of foods that are close to expiration or sell by dates to then offer to the community.

The next step in Food Rescue is to save prepared foods and food prep waste from landfills. With recent updates to state and local laws and regulations regarding food waste, businesses are now expected to make arrangements to minimize their waste output, including transfer of foods to local pantries and compost to nearby farms. The Community Kitchen in the current Nichols location is fully certified and is the only location in the county initiating the expansion of Food Rescue efforts.

Jo DiFulvio, Program Supervisor, says,

“We are implementing the Tioga FRESH program (Food Resources Everyone Should Have) and have already been working with some local businesses and organizations for the last year to get it up and running.”

Tioga Downs Casino and Resort has been collaborating with CCTT (Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga) to minimize food waste over the last few months. In that time, almost 1,000 pounds of food has been rescued, packaged, and offered to those who visit the food pantry.

CCTT is also working with organizations on composting options. DiFulvio states that as word is getting out, the local nonprofit has been getting calls from several local restaurants looking to participate. “We are fully committed to the development and progress of this program”, states DiFulvio.

CCTT needs more volunteers to help this program GROW. Would you like to help transport food from restaurants to the Community Kitchen for packaging? Are you a restaurant/business looking for food waste and composting options? Please email or call 607-206-5335.

When we stop food waste, we take a big step to ending hunger.

CCTT is a member of Food Rescue Alliance.

Concerts in the Park

This year’s Concerts in the Park began on June 28, and continues through August 20.

The concerts are held in Hickories Park in Owego, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will move to the Owego Elks Lodge.

This series of concerts is made possi-

ble in part with funding from the Town of Owego.

The remaining concerts are:

July 12 - The Watts

July 19 - B3

July 26 - Alpha Brass Band

Aug. 2 - Caviar & Grits Admission is free.

Jo DiFulvio with some packaged meals prepared with rescued foods.




At the Apalachin Library

719 Main Street, Apalachin, NY 607-625-3333

Mon., Tues., Thurs. 10am-7pm; Fri., Sat. 10am-2pm


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am

Join Miss Wendy for read alouds, singing, playing, dancing, and crafts!

Tuesday and Thursday each week are the same theme.

Zen before Zzzzs

Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Grab your yoga mat and join yoga instructor Sheehan Shotwell for an inspiring yoga practice each week.

Summer Reading

Monday, July 10, to Saturday, Aug. 26

Children and teens can register to win free books every week and a free ice cream cone from the Big Dipper. Adults can register to take part in a Summer Reading Challenge. Each week holds a new and exciting challenge. After each completed challenge, enter to win end-of-the-summer prizes including gift cards to Dunkin’ and Juice Juicery. Kids, teens, and adults can register at the library anytime through July 15.

Family Night with Circus Artist Benjamin Berry

Thursday, July 13, 7pm

See Benjamin Berry perform a “Circus for All” with a variety of props and plenty of chances to participate.

FMK Self-Defense and Karate Class

Saturday, July 15, 11am

Join Martial Arts Grand Master Frank M. Kushner for a lesson on selfdefense.

American Girl Program

Monday, July 17 or August 21, 1-3pm

Rock around the clock back to 1954 with American Girl doll Maryellen and crafts, games, and snacks from the ‘50s. Registration is required. Participants must be at least 7 years old. Dressing in ‘50s fashion is welcome but not required. To register, call 6253333 or stop by the library.

Apalachin Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 18, 6:15pm

Members of the community are al-

ways welcome to attend.

AspireHope NY

Tuesday, July 18 10am-12pm

AspireHope NY, Inc. is a peer-run nonprofit organization supporting individuals with social, emotional, behavioral, mental health or developmental challenges and their families. The agency delivers independent peer services, support groups, parent and caregiver education, respite care and more to individuals and their families to achieve wellness and develop natural supports.

Family Night with Pirate Captain Rick Martinez

Thursday, July 20, 7pm

Learn your pirate ABCs and make a pirate hat.

Tioga Opportunities

Thursday, July 20 10am-12pm

Services include financial education and stability, health and wellness, safe and affordable housing, and community awareness.

Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, July 20, 1pm

“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” by John le Carré is a 1974 spy novel is about spymaster George Smiley as he works to uncover a Soviet mole in the British Secret Intelligence Service.

Next month’s book will be “The Paris Apartment” by Lucy Foley.

Family Night with the Sciencenter

Thursday, July 27 at 7pm

Meet live snakes and lizards with the Sciencenter. After the show, explore hands-on STEAM activities.

BOGO at the Book Barn

July and August

Book Barn books are buy one, get one free. The Book Barn is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10am7pm; Friday and Saturday 10am-2pm.

Boundless Creativity: AHomeschool Art Exhibition – Part 2

Boundless Creativity: A Homeschool Art Exhibition – Part 2 is on display at the Youth Gallery at the Tioga Arts Council Youth Gallery, 179 Front Street in Owego. In this group exhibit, about 10 local children, ages 4 - 16, showcase their work.

The show is on display until July 29, Wednesday to Saturday, 12 Noon to 4:00 pm.

For more information about this and other exhibitions, contact Tioag Arts Council at 607-687-0785 or

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ScholarshipsAwarded to Local Students

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers announced the 2023 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, NY.

The recipeints are:

Alice Walker Cooper Family Scholarship: Ryan M. Clark of Waverly High School, $10,100. Ryan will attend SUNY Geneseo.

Bill Davis Scholarship: Jace T. Stuart of Owego Free Academy, $2,500. Jace will attend St. John Fisher College.

Carl & Charlotte Lovejoy Scholarship: Ryan M. Clark of Waverly High School, $4,100. Ryan will attend SUNY Geneseo.

Elizabeth Alamo Scholarship: Brianna J. LaRock of Waverly High School, $500. Brianna will attend Corning Community College.

Finkle Rosenberg Scholarship: Layla F. Etienne of Waverly High School, $4,600. Layla will attend SUNY Cortland.

Katherine P. Kerrigan Scholarship: Brielle D. DeKay of Waverly High School, $4,600. Brielle will attend South Hills School of Business & Technology.

Owego Free Academy Alumni Scholarship - Elizabeth M.R. Morton of Owego Free Academy, $1,000. Elizabeth will attend Cornell University.

R.E.Fraley Technology & Engineering Scholarship Fund - Oscar B. Williams of Waverly High School, $1,250. Oscar will attend University of Maryland College Park.

Shang Family Scholarship - Elizabeth M.R. Morton of Owego Free Academy, $2,000. Elizabeth will attend Cornell University.

Wright Family Scholarship - Josie VanDyke of Waverly High School, $10,325. Josie will attend Nazareth College.

Summer Food Service Program Notification to the Community

The Tioga CSD announced its participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions particpating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 8778339. Program information may be made available in languages other

than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: (link is external), and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requesd in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632 -9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Persons interested in receiving more information should contact: Tioga CSD, 27 5th Ave Tioga Center, NY 13845-0241

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Hop Head Brewery originally opened its doors as Sugar Maple Café on July 14, 2018. Established by Aaron and Jenna Fairfield as a family owned and operated café serving quality breakfast and lunch entrées at affordable prices, time and life changes have led to the café evolving into a gastropub. The loyal patronage from Owego and surrounding communities was what made it possible for Aaron and Jenna to remain in business during and after the pandemic of 2020, with the challenges of “to go” orders only, 50% dine-in capacity, and the great mask debate. Once those hurdles were overcome, a bone cancer diagnosis for Jenna in 2022 led to the change from a café to brewery so Aaron could be home to care for the two youngest of their five children in the morning and work in the evening while Jenna remained home recovering. Now that Jenna is well and has been able to return full -time, Hop Head Brewery is a gastropub serving lunch & dinner on Wednesdays & Thursdays, and brunch & dinner on Fridays & Saturdays (see end of article for new hours). The rest of the week is for prep and brewing by Aaron, and family time!

Trivia, live music, and more fun events are sprinkled in throughout the week to add to the atmosphere (like Hop Head Brewery on Facebook for updates). Guests dining inside or outside can enjoy a great meal, house brewed craft beers and ciders, and some NY State wines, ciders, and alcohol. Nonalcoholic beverages are available, too.

On Friday, July 14, Aaron and Jenna will be celebrating their 5 year anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce.

On Saturdya, July 15, Aaron and Jenna will celebrate by having a Hawaiian Luau Pit Style Pig Roast from 12-8pm, at Hop Head Brewery. Roasted pork will be the sole featured entrée that day along with two sides available from a selection of several. The cost is $20 for a meal with a non-alcoholic beverage or $25 with an alcoholic beverage for guests aged 21 years and over. There will be live music and guests may dine indoors, outdoors, or order the meal as takeout. Join Aaron and Jenna for good food, brews, and fun with friends!

Please join Aaron and Jenna for a fun Hawaiian Luau as they celebrate their 5 year anniversary in business! They may no longer be the Sugar Maple Café, but the friendly faces are the same and you can still enjoy some of your favorite menu items. Hop Head Brewery is not just a “brewery” - but a fun place to enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment in a family friendly atmosphere.

Business Hours:

Wednesday & Thursday: 11am-8pm Friday & Saturday: 9am-9pm

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50 Years Ago July 1973

It’s July 1973. Actress Elizabeth Taylor, 41, has separated from her fifth husband, Richard Burton, 47.

Billie Jean King, 29, wins three titles at the 87th Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship in England: Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.

J. Paul Getty III, grandson of billionaire J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton get back together.

Maria Margerita Moran, 20, of the Philippines is crowned Miss Universe. Miss USA Amanda Jones is runnerup.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton announce plans to divorce.

Vestal celebrates its 150th birthday with an antique car show, hose contest, tennis tournament, horse show, and the Sesquicentennial Pageant and Melodrama.

The Owego Village Board approves a 6% salary increase for all police department personnel - which will raise the salary of the lowest paid patrolman to $7,420. The Village Board also trades Bank Street with First City National Bank for a wedge of sidewalk along the bank.

Two local residents file an appeal with the State Court of Appeals to block demolition of the First City Bank at the corner of Front and Lake Streets.

A tractor trailer loaded with 48,000 cans of beer overturns on Route 17 in Apalachin. Some residents help themselves to free beer until a Beverage Transport Company representative arrives and stops the freebies. Local youths are paid to sort and load un-

damaged cans of beer which are collected for insurance purposes.

In Vestal, a $100,000 observatory dedicated to Nicolaus Copernicus is to be built on a five-acre hilltop off Underwood Road. IBM-Owego donates a huge telescope for use at the future Kopernick Observatory.

The Owego-Apalachin School District lengthens the high school day by 11 minutes - classes will begin at 8:00 am and end at 3:00 pm.

The Broome County Fair features the Blue Ridge Quartet, accordionist Myron Floren, and Hee Haw’s Grandpa Jones.

A new $150,000 gymnasium for the Tioga County Boys’ Club is under construction.

Monday night TV shows include “Gunsmoke,” “The Rookies,” “Here’s Lucy,” “Doris Day,” and “Medical Center.”

Top tunes include “Touch Me In the Morning” by Diana Ross, “Live and Let Die” by Wings, “Diamond Girl” by Seals and Crofts, “The Morning After” by Maureen McGovern, and “Kodachrome” by Paul Simon

Movies playing at local theaters include “Aristocats,” “Song of the South,” “The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing,” “The Poseiden Adventure,” “Paper Moon,” and “Live and Let Die” with Roger Moore in his first appearance as James Bond.

Sunday brunch at the Binghamton Treadway costs $2.75. And you can have “The Thing,” a vehicle by Volkswagen - the top goes down, the doors come off, and the windshield flips down - for just $2,750.

19thAnnual Car & Truck Show - July 12

The 19th Annual Car & Truck Show will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 5:30pm to 8:00pm, at East Waverly Park in Waverly, NY.

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Riverow Bookshop Hosts Book Signing - July 15

Wright, retired from the Navy, and later IBM, uses both sage advice and wry humor to address what he has observed to be “the pitfalls and opportunities that many men encounter during a lifetime of quiet desperation.”

Material for the book was acquired not only throughout Wright’s careers, but from his roles as father, stepfather, Rotarian, and community volunteer.

Riverow Bookshop is at 187 Front Street in Owego.


Wayne Newton to play at Tioga Downs Casino Resort in August

Nichols, NY – Tioga Downs Casino Resort has booked another concert this summer with music legend Wayne Newton set to play on August 31 at 8:00 pm.

Recognized as a global entertainment superstar, Wayne is known for his signature song, “Danke Schoen” and countless top hit singles, including “Daddy, Don’t You Walk So Fast,” “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” and “Years.” To date, Wayne has recorded and released 165 albums.

“We’re pleased to offer another great concert this summer,” said Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural. “Wayne Newton is a legendary musician and we’re proud to have him play at our casino.”

You can purchase tickets at the Tioga Downs Casino Resort gift shop or online at Ticketmaster.

General admission is $30 and reserved seats are $60.

Cahal Dunne, “Ireland’s Piano Man” to Perform in Owego - July 23

Ireland’s Piano Man, Cahal Dunne, will perform at the Owego Moose Lodge, 3 Goodrich Road in Owego, on Sunday, July 23, 2023.

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Blueberry & Book Festival Bake-Off July 22 in Berkshire

The Berkshire Blueberry & Book Festival Bake-Off, a non-professional baking contest, will be held on Saturday, July 22.

All ages are encouraged to join in the fun. There will be four categories: 1) blueberry pies, 2) blueberry muffins & coffee cakes, 3) baked blueberry desserts such as crumbles, crunches, buckles, brown betty, and 4) gluten-free blueberry versions.

This is a non-professional baking contest. Entries will be scored on appearance, texture, taste, and creativity. Winners will be announced at 11:40 and prizes and ribbons will be awarded in each category and division as well as a “best in show” at that time. After the judging, all entries will be sold by the piece.

Registration forms are available at or the Berkshire Free Library at 12519 State Route 38 in Berkshire. There is a $10 fee per item entry, and all forms are due no later than July 12, 2023.

On the day of the festival, baked good entries should be brought to the Berkshire Fire Station on July 22 between 8:15 and 9:00.

The Bake-Off is sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Berkshire, and all profits will benefit the Helping Hands Food Pantry.

Other events taking place that day including blueberry pancake breakfast from 7:00 to 10:00, lots of food, local authors, Dan the Snake Man, Story Laurie, a bouncy house, a dunking booth, book sale, basket raffle, art show, live music, and plenty of vendors.

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Orville Wright will be at Riverow Bookshop, 187 Front Street in Owego, on Saturday, July 15, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, to talk about and sign copies of his latest book, “Shuffling Through Life: A Self-Help Guide for Men.” from book sales will go to Tabor Home for Children in Philadelphia where Wright lived during 10 years of his youth. The iconic entertainer is coming to the Southern Tier for an exclusive concert event
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