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New Fire Station for Little Meadows

Members of the Little Meadows Fire Company and Rescue Squad presented plans for a new fire station and training center, a project that will become a reality thanks to a donation from Talisman Energy USA Inc. Talisman has committed to fund $350,000 of the estimated $825,000 project. The remainder of the project funding will come from the department's savings, a loan, impact fees supplied by neighboring municipalities and community donations, with no tax revenues. The 6,200 square foot building will

include three bays for emergency vehicles and a training center for volunteers. It will provide coverage for approximately 83 square miles and serve approximately 2,100 residents. Groundbreaking on the five-acre parcel, located off Maple Avenue and Route 858, is expected to start in the fall of this year. Volunteers from the Fire Company and Rescue Squad will kick off their fund drive immediately. A donation tracker will be displayed at the current Fire Station on Maple Avenue so the community can follow the progress.

Rick Kessy, VP Marcellus Delivery Unit (Left) presents a donation to the Little Meadows Fire Company. The check was received by Chuck Darrow (center) and Mary Shaughnessy (right).

An Antique Car Show and Flea Market will take place on Sunday, August 17, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Hickories Park, Route 17c, Owego. Admission is $2 per person, free for children under 12. The show is

Hours: Wed-Sat 11- 6pm 1st & 3rd Sun monthly noon—5pm

The 4th Annual “Rieger Regatta” saw dozens of rafts floating down the Susquehanna River Saturday August 2nd. The rafters departed from the Hickories Park in Owego and traveled about 5 miles down river to the Town of Tioga Boat ramp, almost the same distance traveled 41 years ago by participants of the “Great Owego to Nichols Raft Race” (see photos page 16)

Miss Tioga Downs 2014

The 2014 Miss Tioga Downs Pageant was held last month. Fourteen young women from the area participated. This year's winner of the Miss Tioga Downs Pageant is Sophie Golden (center) from

Waverly. She won the $1,500 first prize. Devaney Dickenson (left) from Elmira was the first runner up and Taylor Antczak (right) from South New Berlin was the second runner up.

sponsored by the Tioga Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. This year, all vehicles are welcome, including Future Classics! See ad on page 5.


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Truck Show 100th Birthday Celebration

The Newark Valley Fire Department hosted their first Truck Show on July 12. The show featured new and old fire apparatus and antique trucks. The main feature of the show was to celebrate the 100th birthday of Newark Valley Fire Department’s 1914 Federal Fire Truck, one of the oldest running motorized fire trucks in the country.

The truck was first owned by the Norwich Ontario Hose Company #3, then it saw service in Oxford, then was owned privately before being acquired in 1961 by Newark Valley Fire Department. It has since been cared for by the dedicated members of the fire department for over 50 years, and driven in countless parades in the area.

Owego Optometrist Receives Award Dr. Gary J. Williams of Drs. Williams and Mint in Owego is one of 110 optometrists of over 40,000 optometrists in the US to receive the 2014 Optometric Recognition award for attending over 50 hours of continuing education in 2013. Dr. Williams has achieved this with the exception of one year since the award was established over 25 years ago. Continuing education is important to enable the office to continue to provide quality care across the full spectrum of optometric services including the sub-specialties of vision therapy and the treatment of learningrelated vision problems.

Kirby Band Presents Concert Series The Kirby Band will present a series of four concerts this month at Kirby Park in Nichols. The concerts will be at 7:00 pm on Mondays, August 4, 11, 18, and 25. The concerts will take place in the picnic pavilion. Refreshments provided by local organizations will be available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair if you wish. Tioga County's

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New York State Commissioner Visits Fair

The Tioga County Fair got some well -deserved attention for the work put into reviving horseracing and refocusing on agricultural inclusion as the fair is restructured by the Tioga County Agricultural Society. New York State Commissioner for Agriculture and Markets Richard Ball visited the fair on July 8, 2014, in recognition of the importance of agriculture in Tioga County and the return of Sire Stakes horseracing. “It’s all about eye contact, we’re really in the people business,” Ball said of his visit to the Tioga County Fair. “County fairs across New York are a great opportunity for people to touch agriculture; it’s a point of contact. Every fair is an opportunity we have to connect

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people with farmers, and the county fair celebrates that connection.” Above Commissioner Richard Ball (left) gets “Schumackered”

25th Year of the Apalachin Lions Back To School Program The first day of school is a day of new experiences, and new friends. Unfortunately not all families are able to provide new clothing or school supplies for that all important opening day. For the past 24 years, the Apalachin Lions Club has conducted a Back To School program and this year, with the continued cooperation of the Vestal Target, the Lions will again offer this service. The program furnishes gift certificates to eligible families to help defray some of the cost of getting their children equipped for school.

Families with children in primary, middle, or high school, living in the Apalachin 13732, Campville 13760 and Little Meadows, PA 18830 ZIP Codes are eligible top apply for assistance. If you have participated in the past, and your children are still of school age, you will be contacted by the Apalachin Lions Club. For those who have not previously participated, additional contact information and application deadlines will be published at a later date. Eligibility for aid will be determined by the Apalachin Lions Club.

Medicare Seminar - August 7 Tioga Opportunities, Inc. Department of Aging will present an informational seminar designed for all prospective and current Medicare beneficiaries as well as caregivers on Thursday, August 7, from 9:30 to 11:00 am at The Countryside Community Center, 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd. in Owego. Topics to be covered include Medicare eligibility, enrollment and coverage; options for filling the gaps

in Medicare and choosing a Part D prescription plan. There will also be information regarding EPIC and the Medicare Savings Plan program which may help pay your Medicare premiums and prescription drug costs. This program is free to all interested individuals. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, call Arline Wales at 607-687-4120 or 1-866-352-3680.

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NICHOLS ANNUAL LABOR DAY PARADE & FESTIVITIES: Sept 1st, starting at 10am. Food, vendors, music, fun for all. Kirby Park and throughout the Village of Nichols. 08/14 GARAGE SALE: Saturday Aug 9t 9am to 6pm Route 858 South of Little Meadows Pa. Clothes, Shoue, Auto, Fishing, Tools, Day bed, Tapes, DVD’s, misc. Route 858 before the Catholic Cemetary 08/14 NEED IT MOVED OR CLEANED: Call us. Local moving, cleaning houses, attics, cellars, garages and out buildings. Some yardwork. 607-699-0212 09/14 NEED IT CLEANED OUT or hauled away? We just charge less for one room to whole house. Also garages barns & sheds. MK’s Affordable Cleanouts 607217-7455 01/15 BUYING: Buying Antiques & Vintage Collectables, paying highest prices and I come to you! Call Dave at 607-240-9546 07/14

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Tioga Downs Celebrates NYS Education Department Certification of SUNY Broome Community College’s Associate Degree Program in Casino Management Jeff Gural and Tioga Downs supported creation of this degree program from early idea through application for certification, Tioga Downs Executives to teach courses New York State’s Education Department recently announced the certification of a new degree program in Casino Management to be offered at SUNY Broome Community College. A Southern Tier facility - under careful rules and regulations put forth by legislation twice passed, the voters of New York State through referendum, the New York State Gaming Commission, and the New York Gaming Facility Location Board – is eligible to receive a full casino license. Tioga Downs is an applicant for that license. “New York State has made responsible economic development and job creation its highest priority, and the return of gaming dollars being spent out-of-state is an important aspect of the Southern Tier’s growth,” said Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural. “SUNY Broome’s Casino Management program is an integral part of this effort – one the entire Tioga Downs family was very pleased to support.” Tioga Downs Executives helped develop the SUNY program, participating in meetings over a two-year period, reviewing and adding to the curriculum, and aiding in course selection. Security, culinary, casino operations, marketing, equine, and HR departments all participated. Tioga Downs Executives will also be teaching courses.

The expansion of Tioga Downs to a full casino facility would require the education and training of new employees to manage table games and operations. New hospitality positions – in hotel, resort, restaurant, and spa facilities - would also be generated under the full gaming application submitted. Tom Osiecki, Chief Operating Officer of Tioga Downs, stressed the importance of “pre-training and education” in staffing expanded operations: “While every casino and resort has their own programs for new employees, those coming to us with a degree in relevant management certainly will have a leg up. Tioga Downs’ application for a full casino license stresses how quickly it can be operational, with expanded contributions to our state and local economy. Making that happen depends on the education our employees receive.” “SUNY Broome has been a pleasure to work with,” Jeff Gural concluded. “I was impressed by their enthusiasm, and commitment to preparing students for the opportunities provided by this exciting new economic development initiative.” Tioga Downs Casino, Nichols, New York. You must be 18 years old to play video gaming machines. Please play responsibly. For more information, go to www.tiogadowns.com (1-888-WINTIOGA).

If you enjoy riding your bicycle along the roads in Tioga County, we have just the thing for you - the 12th Annual Bike Tioga event. Bike Tioga is being held on August 9 in its new location in downtown Waverly. Bike Tioga is not a race, but a ride of either 20, 40 or 60 miles with various elevations throughout beautiful Tioga County and riders are needed to participate. This event has always emphasized a relaxed, fun environment and riders are

encouraged to stop along the way to visit local business and tourist attractions. Picnic lunches and farm visits have been popular stops in the past. Participants are asked to pre-register online at www.biketiogawaverly.com, or stopping in the Railhouse Restaurant in Waverly, or the Tioga Tourism Office in Owego. Registration begins at 7:30 am on August 9 for the 60 mile ride, 8:00 am for the 40 mile ride, and 8:30 am for the 20 mile ride.

Country Star Kellie Pickler to Perform at Tioga Downs Casino All Proceeds To Be Donated to the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group Tioga Downs Casino is proud to welcome country singer and American Idol alum Kellie Pickler to their stage on Friday, August 8, at 8:00 pm, sponsored by Bully Hill Vineyards. Featuring such popular songs as “Red High Heels”, “I Wonder” and “Best Days of Your Life”, Kellie is an exciting addition to Tioga Downs’ annual Summer Concert Series. Tickets for the show are $15. As a way of giving back to those who have so heroically served and protected us, all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group. In addition, Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment Jeff Gural will personally match the amount of every ticket sold, making the final donation $30 per ticket. “Once again, I look forward to our annual concert where all the ticket sales go to help our veterans here in the Southern Tier”, stated Mr. Gural. Last year’s benefit concert for the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group,

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which featured Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan, was a resounding success, raising over $80,000. Tioga Downs hopes to top last year’s amount with a goal of raising $100,000, if not more. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and the Tioga Downs Gift Shop. This is an outdoor event. No refunds or exchanges due to weather related cancellations. For more information, go to www,tiogadowns.com or visit them on Facebook.

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Student Community Service Award Spotlight:

Abby Seeley from Candor High School

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Abby Seeley of Candor High School was awarded a Student Community Service Award and a $1,000 scholarship for her commitment to volunteerism in the community. Abby has volunteered for Rachel's Challenge fundraisers, as a Special Education classroom volunteer and for a Ronald McDonald House fundraiser. She plans on attending SUNY-Canton in the fall. “We all need a friend in life who is willing to help us up when we get knocked down,” said Seeley.

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The Tioga County Democratic Party chicken barbeque will be held on Thursday August 14, starting at 6 pm in the Hickories Park Owego. Guest speakers will be New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli; Martha Robertson, candidate 23rd Congressional District; and

Andrea Starzak, candidate 52nd NY State Senate. Music by Andy G. Fagan All Tioga Democrats are welcome to attend. Reservations are necessary. Contact: Julia Sexton at (607)748-2857. Cost is $20.

Depot Friday Nights in Newark Valley On August 8, Newark Valley Days begins with the return to the Depot of the popular New Orleans Dixieland Band, The DixieKats playing music made popular by Louis Armstrong, Pete Fountain, King Oliver and more. On August 15, railroad historian Richard Palmer will present a program on the History of the Lehigh Valley’s Black Diamond passenger train.

The Depot opens at 6:00 pm and the entertainment begins at 7:00 pm. Refreshments are available and programs are free. The programs are made possible in part with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered locally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Fingers Lakes.

Older Adult Health Fair and Expo August 14 in Owego The Department of Aging at Tioga Opportunities, Inc. announced that the Annual Older Adult Health Fair and Expo will be held on Thursday, August 14, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Owego Free Academy, 1 Sheldon Guile Boulevard in Owego. Many agencies and businesses will

be on hand to provide you with the most up-to-date information available on a variety of topics. Admission is free, and great door prizes will be given away during the event. Contact Christina Brown at 607687-4120, ext. 315 with any questions.

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The warm summer weather means more of us spending time outdoors, so it’s important to know what you can do to protect your family from Lyme disease. The Centers for Disease Control recently said 300,000 people contract Lyme each year nationally, and it has already been reported in our area. Lyme disease has been diagnosed in more than 95,000 New Yorkers since 1986, and is responsible for nine deaths since 1990. Lyme disease is easily treated, if caught early. But if you let it go, you could be vulnerable to a host of longterm, painful complications. We’re doing what we can to stop the spread, and families taking a few simple precautions can help protect them from Lyme disease. Last month the New York State Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases released a report that provides a set of recommendations for a plan to enhance research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment for harmful tick-borne illnesses. Along with the report, the Senate passed legislation that ensures that determinations of effective and appropriate treatment of Lyme and other illnesses remain in the hands of medical professionals. Some people infected with Lyme disease may benefit from alternative medical treatment that is not universally accepted by the medical communi-

ty and this bill allows them to receive that treatment.

What You Need To Know About Ticks and Lyme Disease: Deer ticks live low to the ground in shady, moist areas and can thrive in lawns and gardens, especially at the edges of woods and around old stone walls. Deer ticks cannot jump or fly, and can only get on humans and animals by direct contact. It’s most easily recognized by a telltale, bull’s-eye rash at the point of the bite. Your best protection is to avoid contact with soil, leaf litter and vegetation. However, you can protect yourself: Avoid wooded and bushy areas. Stay on cleared, well-traveled trails. When in wooded and grassy areas, wear light-colored clothing so you can spot ticks. Tuck your pants into your socks and your shirt into your pants. Check for ticks on clothing and on skin, and on children and pets. Brush them off before they can attach to your skin. Keep long hair tied back. Use repellents that contain 20 percent or more DEET. Take a shower or bath after coming indoors to spot and wash off the ticks. Do a thorough tick-check, paying attention to the back of the knees, behind the ears, the scalp, the armpits and back.


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New Business in Town

First Annual Pancake Eating Contest Sept 20th Stop in for details and registration

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Buy 1 Breakfast or Lunch get 2nd (equal or lessor value) 1/2 price $1.00 of each Breakfast-Lunch or Dinner Special will be Donated to the Apalachin Library during August Congratulations to Chris K. our July Gift Certificate winner

Saturday-Thursday 7am-3pm • Friday 7am-8pm • 625-2212 A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on July 25 at Healing Arts Massage and Skin Care Center in the Guthrie Building at 3 Tioga Boulevard, Suite #4, in Apalachin. Healing Arts Massage and Skin Care Center offers a variety of massages including traditional/Swedish, sports,

pregnancy, elderly/infant, aromatherapy, reflexology, medical/cancer/NMT and deep tissue massage. Skin care services include facials, peels, waxing, spray tanning, eyelash extensions, body wraps/ polishes/glows and makeup application. The center also sells Dermalogica products.

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Barbara Pralat of Tioga Central High School was awarded a Student Community Service Award and a $1,000 scholarship for her commitment to volunteerism in the community. Barbara has volunteered with, A New Hope Center, the Open Door Mission and for the 2011 flood cleanup. She plans on attending SUNY-New Paltz in the fall. “No matter what happens in life, you

should always have a smile and be happy,” said Pralat. “Every year I’m impressed by the students in our community who are making a real difference,” said Senator Tom Libous. “I'm proud to sponsor these awards with WBNG and BOCES. Barbara has shown true dedication to helping others and to making her community a better place to live. That’s what it’s all about.”

Castellucci Graduates University of Scranton

Donald Castellucci III of Apalachin recently completed his college education at the University of Scranton. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a double minor in Business and History. Donald was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, served as President of the College

Republicans as well as Treasurer for the Pre-Law Society. As a junior he was a senator in student government and became Student Government Executive President his senior year. Donald was a team leader for FIRST retreat for incoming freshman, an intramural supervisor for the Department of Recreational Sports and did a work study in the Office of Alumni Relations. He competed in intramural sports and was active in some local civic projects. He received the Alumni Loyalty and Service Award and Supervisor of the year award from the Department of Recreational Sports. Donald plans to pursue employment in the field of Public Policy and eventually continue on to graduate school. He is currently employed by the office of Congressman Tom Reed in Corning as a Constituent Services and Field Representative. Donald is the son of Don and Vickie Castellucci of Apalachin.


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John Schumacher Recognized

John Schumacher was recognized for his efforts in revitalizing the Tioga County Fair. When Town of Owego Judge John Schumacher decided to get involved with the Tioga County Agricultural Society's Fair Board to bring new life and energy to the fair, he knew he couldn't do it alone. Schumacher reached out to his friends and associates

in his inimitable way to recruit them. The experience became known as being 'Schumachered.' Several of the business owners Schumacher recruited were gathered to recognize and 'roast' Schumacher in a surprise tribute to him. Special 'I was Schumachered' T-shirts were distributed for them to wear, making a vibrant visual display.

Student Community Service Award Spotlight: Michael Yanchus from OFA

Michael Yanchus of OwegoApalachin Central School was awarded a Student Community Service Award and a $1,000 scholarship for his commitment to volunteerism in the community. Michael has volunteered in the 2011 Flood cleanup, as a student tutor and for the Tioga County Boys and Girls Club.

He plans on attending SUNY Oneonta in the fall. “In 2006, my family was flooded out of our house. Many volunteers … donated their time to help us clean out our home. After seeing how their volunteering helped us out so much, I wanted to repay that favor,” said Yanchus

Waverly’s Attic Street Auction and Festival The 2nd annual Waverly's Attic event is a fundraiser for the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) and will take place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on August 9, on Broad Street in Waverly. Broad Street will be closed from Pennsylvania Avenue to Waverly Street and will be filled with street and food vendors, free children’s games and prizes, music, a Chinese auction, and many other activities. All of these activities will be centered on a huge street auction that will start at noon and will include antiques, household goods, and even some rare local collectibles. Some of

these items include a band drum marked "1901 - Waverly," a wooden box with "Waverly Sugar Bowl," a banner from the centennial celebration of Waverly in 1954, milk bottles from Towanda, Elmira, and other localities, an Ingersoll Rand plate and Lehigh Valley Railroad memorabilia. Event organizer and SRAC cofounder Deb Twigg commented, "This year's event will be even bigger than last year with things to do all day long. If you want to still donate an item for our auction, please contact us soon, as time is running out at 607-565-7960. All donations are tax deductible."


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Joey Chestnut Wins Tioga Downs World Spiedie Eating Championship

Tioga Downs held the first ever World Chicken Spiedie Eating Championship last month on July 26. Fourteen contenders including the current Hot Dog Eating champion Joey Chestnut and other Major League Eaters from around the country participated in the championship. Joey Chestnut (left) walked away with the Trophy and the World Record of 13.75 half-pound Spiedie sandwiches in 10 minutes!

Joey Chestnut (left) with Jeff Gural (right) of Tioga Downs, showing off his trophy for winning the World’s First Tioga Downs Chicken Spiedie Eating Championship.

Student Community Service Award Spotlight: Brooke Jordan from Newark Valley High School

Brooke Jordan of Newark Valley High School was awarded a Student Community Service Award and a $1,000 scholarship for her commitment to volunteerism in the community. Brooke has volunteered as an Apple Festival volunteer, for the Newark Valley Food Pantry and at a local flood fundraiser. She plans on attending Tompkins-Cortland Community College in the fall.

“The kind of contributing service I enjoy doing is for children, which I plan to make a career out of,” said Jordan. Every year I’m impressed by the students in our community who are making a real difference,” said Senator Tom Libous. “I'm proud to sponsor these awards with WBNG and BOCES. Brooke has shown true dedication to helping others and to making her community a better place to live. That’s what it’s all about.”

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“Owego Fire Dept. well represented at Central Firemen’s Convention”

Three teams participate in annual firematic races

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The Owego Fire Department’s firematic hose team won the Central New York Firemen’s Association (CNYFA) Overall Points trophy on Saturday, July 19th at the association’s 121st annual convention in Hamilton, NY. Three teams represented the department including Susquehanna Hose Co. #1, Croton Hose Co. #3, and a team comprised of members from companies #3, 4, and 5. The Susquehanna Hose #1 team bested the Croton Hose #3 team in a barn burner by one point. Members from Owego, Munnsville, Morrisville, Oriskany, and Whitesboro Fire Departments competed in the races. A special team of wives and girlfriends of Owego Hose Team members participated in a modified race to the delight of the crowd and spectators. They were awarded the Larry Lanning Memorial Sportsmanship award. The races are timed events where firefighters test their skills. Teams of five members must connect nozzles to hoses, hoses to hoses, and hoses to the fire hydrant, and knock down targets in the quickest time

in the ladder, wye, and straight lay competitions. Hose races improve basic firefighting skills. Fire departments from 20 counties comprise the association. Company #1 Team Members included Andy McDowell, Scott McGregor, Dan Gavin, Tim Gavin, and Pat Gavin. This is the third time the Company #1 team has won the overall points trophy retiring it from circulation. The trophy was donated by the Owego Fire Department in memory of Past Vestal Fire Chief and Central NY President Larry Paffie who was a dear friend to the Owego teams. Pat Gavin was also awarded the 2014 CNYFA appreciation award from the "Newcomers" of the association at the convention. The traveling plaque will proudly hang in Croton Hose Co. #3's Station on the Flats until next year. The award was started in 1999 by former Owego Firefighter and Central President Jim Wright to recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the association.

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DEC Clean Up on Taylor Road The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has released a proposed cleanup plan for the Broadway Complex site located at Taylor Road in Owego. Documents related to the cleanup of this site can be found at NYSDEC Region 7, Kirkwood Office, 1679 Route 11, Kirkwood (phone 607-775-2545). NYSDEC is accepting written comments about the proposed plan for 30 days, from August 4, 2014 through September 3, 2014. Please submit comments to the NYSDEC project manager at NYSDEC Region 7, Kirkwood Office, 1679 Route 11, Kirkwood, NY 13795 phone: 607-775-2545.

IBM began leasing the Broadway Complex Site in 1956 for engineering and manufacturing purposes. During the initial year of occupancy sanitary wastes were reportedly directed to a septic tank located near the southeast corner of the Broadway Building (connection to the municipal sanitary sewer reportedly occurred in June 1957). The former septic tank was discovered by IBM in 1988 during utility construction activities. Sampling of tank bottom sludge and surrounding soil materials indicated the presence of trichloroethene and other volatile organic compounds. The former septic tank was removed in 1989. IBM ceased leasing this property in 1994.


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Runners Wanted for 3rd Annual Lion 5K Walk/Run The Apalachin Lions Club is hosting its 3rd Annual Lion 5K Walk/Run on October 18, 2014. It will be held at the Apalachin Fireman’s Field Day Grounds at 10 am (SHARP) with Registration opening up at 8:30 am. The race will help to benefit the Apalachin Lions Club Activities Fund, with all proceeds going back into the Apalachin/Campville/Little Meadows Communities. The entry fee for this event is $20.00 (pre-registration and includes an official race T-shirt) and $25.00 (day of the race,

with limited T-shirts available); also a small snack will be available after the race. There will be prizes and several different ago brackets. A Kids Fun Run will also take place during the event. For more information about the run, visit the Apalachin Lions Club website at www.apalachinlions5K.com or Twitter - @ApalachinLion5K and Facebook3rd Annual Apalachin Lion 5K email Lion Jake Brown at wmjbrown@gmail.com

8th Annual Kids Picnic The Owego VFW and American Legion will hold their 8th Annual Kids Picnic on Saturday, August 9, starting at 12:00 Noon at Marvin Park, Main Street (Rt17c) in the Village of Owego. The picnic will include entertainment for the kids, a bounce house, the Ross Park Zoomobile and a dozen bicycles to give away. For the last eight years the veteran's community in Owego has hosted a picnic for the children of Tioga County. The picnic is a chance for families to relax in beautiful Marvin Park and enjoy a hot dog cookout with treats including snow-cones and cotton candy served by men and women who have continued their service to their fellow citizens long after their military service ended. The picnic gives kids a chance to connect with veterans face to face, including men and women who served

during World War II and the Korean War. The vets prepare all year for the picnic, collecting donations to award bicycles to six boys and six girls, arranging for entertainment including horse and tractor drawn hay rides, and even purchasing equipment like a bounce hose and cotton candy machines to delight the kids. "We're both charitable organizations," Dave Bensley said of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1371 and American Legion Post 401. "This is something we can do for kids, and no kids will be turned away," said Bensley. Bensley is Quartermaster for VFW Post 1371. "Bring your kids down and enjoy a free picnic with the vets," Bensley said, "We'd love for you to see an example of what your veterans are doing for the community."

each evening, for children ages 4 to 12. They will enjoy bible lessons, games and snacks each evening. For more information or to pre-register please call Linda 768-6473, Jessica 221-8162 or Riss 625-4612.

Eastside Metals & Recycling Corp. Eastside Metals & Recycling Corp., located in Fort Ann, New York, is the latest acquisition by Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling. The all cash transaction is expected to close within 60 days and will be the 17th location for Weitsman. “Washington County and the Northeast region of New York is an area I have been exploring and interested in for quite some time. While we had several scrap companies in the region that approached us for acquisition, we feel that Eastside has the best synergy and is the best location for our strategic plans for the rest of this year as well as 2015. Eastside has had a very hard time competing in this tough scrap economy and we look forward to bringing the financial strength needed to contend in this market. This is our third acquisition within this region of the State in the past year and we plan on opening two more in the area. With close proximity to Saratoga Springs and our current Albany retail scrap yard and port facility, we feel this location will be a perfect fit for our current and future expansion endeavors,” said Adam Weitsman, owner of Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling. Eastside Metals & Recycling Corp. is a family owned and operated business that was founded in 2003 as a recycled auto parts vendor. Over the first few years of operation, Eastside grew into the region’s premier full service scrap metal recycling and auto part center. While the financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, Eastside will

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Vacation Bible School The Community Baptist Church at 1708 Main Street, Apalachin would like to invite everyone to come and join them in “Spying” out the mysteries of God’s Word in Vacation Bible School (VBS). The VBS will be held the week of August 11 - 15, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

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receive the beautification treatment that other acquisitions by Weitsman have enjoyed, including landscaping, new fencing, renovation of existing facilities, and brand new equipment. The staff of over 20 employees will stay on under the new ownership and the location will be renamed Ben Weitsman of Kingsbury. “Since 2003, we have proudly served Fort Ann and the surrounding communities. Through this acquisition, we will have the ability to pay customers higher prices for their scrap, give them longer more convenient hours, and serve them with brand new equipment. We look forward to the positive impact that the Weitsman brand and reputation will bring not only to our customers, but to the entire area who will benefit from a company that is community conscious and genuinely concerned with being a good neighbor,” stated Anthony Marro, Owner of Eastside Metals & Recycling Corp. Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling, the East Coast’s largest privately held scrap metal processor, has grown to 17 locations, including two new steel service centers, throughout New York and Pennsylvania. The company expects to process more than 1 million tons of ferrous and 250 million pounds of nonferrous this year as it continues towards its goal of $1 billion in annual debt free sales. Upstate Shredding was recently named the top scrap recycling company in the world by Platts, a McGraw-Hill company, at an international awards ceremony in London on May 21.

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Friday - Steak Night w/ Salad Bar Four women brought together as Owego grade school students have maintained their friendship for 63 years. All lived on the same block in the village of Owego, confirmed Lutherans, and all turn seventy this year. The woman are (pictured above, left to right) Judy (White) Beauter, Gloria (Holcomb) Whitmore, Brenda (Livingston) Kulhman, and Donna (White) Berry

Candor Emergency Squad's Fifth Annual Golf Tournament Set for September 27 Information, Sponsorship Opportunities The Candor Emergency Squad will host their Fifth Annual Four Person Captain and Crew Golf Tournament at the Catatonk Golf Club in Candor on September 27. This will be a 8:30 am shot-gun start. The cost is $70 per person which includes, green fees, cart and BBQ dinner to follow. Registration forms can be obtained at www.candoremergencysquad.org or by calling 659-5529. Both golf and sponsorship registrations and payments are due no later than September 13. This year, funds raised through the tournament will go to help offset the expenses occurred with the purchase of the squad’s new E-450 Type III Ambulnce. The squad is also seeking hole sponsors and additional donations for prizes that will be awarded during the Dinner Banquet that follows the tournament. The Candor Emergency Squad is a 501 (c)3 charitable corporation; all donations are tax deductible. This year there are several different sponsorship levels. They are: Gold Sponsor $500 Four Golfers Prominent tournament signage Full page ad in tournament brochure Hole sponsor/Hole signage Hyperlink to your website on the Candor EMS website Letter of Appreciation

Silver Sponsor $100 Hole Sponsor / Hole signage Honorable mention on the Candor EMS website Letter of Appreciation Bronze Sponsor $50 Hole Sponsor / Shared Hole signage Letter of Appreciation Sponsorship registration forms can also be found on our web-site at: www.candoremergencysquad.org The Candor Emergency Squad would appreciate any and all help that you may be able to give to help the community. If you have any questions, contact Kelly at 659-5450 or krstarkwe@gmail.com or Kim at 972-9964 or kimmiecotton@yahoo.com The Candor Emergency Squad has been providing quality emergency care to Candor and surrounding communities for the past 51 years. They started with a small, dedicated group of volunteers being housed at the Candor American Legion. Without their hard work and dedication the squad would not be where they are today. The number one priority has not changed in 51 years. It has always been to serve the Candor Community with the very best Emergency Medical Care.

Local Craft Brewer Invited To Join State Craft Brewer Workgroup Natalie Mattrazzo, owner of The Farmhouse Brewery and Malthouse in Newark Valley, has been invited to join the New York State Craft Brewer Workgroup. According to a press release from the New York State Governor’s Office, this group resulted from the 2nd Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cider Summit, and the purpose of the group is to deliver recommendations on furthering the growth of the state’s craft beer industry. Mattrazzo is one member out of just 12 that were chosen from the growing pool of industry professionals, including operators of the other 100 microbreweries in New York State. The workgroup will also include the Commissioner of the State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Richard Ball, and other representatives from the NYS Liquor Authority and Empire State Development. Mattrazzo and her husband, Marty, opened The Farmhouse Malthouse in 2012 in Newark Valley, where they made malt from hops grown on New York State farms. According to their website, it is the first commercially li-

censed malthouse in the state since prohibition. Using their own malt, The Mattrazzo’s began to brew their own beer while supplying malt to other craft breweries. In 2014, they opened The Farmhouse Brewery Taproom in Owego to the growing community of craft beer enthusiasts. Their unique and hyperlocal business model also includes using additional local ingredients, such as rhubarb, serving snacks from local sources and reserving “guest taps” for other beverages produced in New York State. “The tremendous growth in the beverage industry is a direct result of the sector’s key players working together with the State to address potential obstacles. The NY Craft Brewer Workgroup will further this collaboration by enhancing our communication and responsiveness to the needs of the craft beverage industry, while helping to create jobs and better promote our locally made products,” said Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner, Kenneth Adams, as quoted in the press release.

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A Community Benefit/Shower will be held for Bob and Becky Darrow of Little Meadows who lost their home and contents to a structure fine on June 19, 2014. The benefit will be held on Sunday, August 17, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm, at the Whitetails Bar & Grill in Little

Meadows, Pa. There will be 50/50’s, basket raffles and other items to raffle off. A Chicken BBQ and Roast Pork Dinners will be available for purchase. Shower gifts will be appreciated. All proceeds and gifts will go to the Darrows.

Owego Rotary Honors Outstanding Students at Annual Youth Services Celebration

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The Owego Rotary Club held its annual Youth Services Celebration June 21 at the Owego Treadway. This program gives the club members a chance to honor outstanding young people who work to improve both our communities and the world. Each year, the Owego Rotary Club participates in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program both by hosting students from another country for an academic year (“inbound” students) and, also, by providing local students with the opportunity to spend a year in another country (“outbound” students). Linda Brisson, chair of Owego Rotary’s Youth Services, spoke of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program as an “opportunity to promote world peace one student at a time.” At the meeting, the Owego Club’s participation in the Youth Exchange Program was highlighted during presentations by this year’s two inbound students - Carlos Partida Nava (from Mexico who attended Owego Free Academy) and Pavla Bilkova (from the Czech Republic who attended Newark Valley High School). Carlos and Pavla each gave entertaining presentations describing the highlights of their past year living in our area. Brisson thanked those area families who opened their homes to Carlos and Pavla remarking, “The youth exchange program would not be possible without such welcoming and generous families.” This year, the 45 Rotary Clubs of District 7170, including the Owego Club, celebrated 50 years of participation in Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program. In the seven counties making up District 7170, over 4200 students have participated in the Youth Exchange Program during that time. Brisson introduced seven past exchange students who were able to attend the dinner: David Gillule (Tioga Center outbound to Japan), James Mead (OFA outbound to Mexico), Aly Maxian (Newark Valley outbound to Slovakia), Shreya Kallingal (India inbound to Newark Valley), Suzanne Schagen (Netherlands inbound to OFA), Alex Coombe (Australia inbound to Trumansburg), and Kinga Kowalczyk (Poland inbound to Milford). Marissa Kresge, Owego Rotary’s outbound exchange student to Brazil for 2014-2015, was also honored by the club. Also noted were the four outbound students sponsored by the Owego Club who were returning in June from their year abroad: Justin Gillule from Tioga Center outbound to Japan, Debbie Kunz from OFA outbound to Denmark,

Cassidy Tobey from Newark Valley outbound to Hungary, and Katie Pirger from Newark Valley outbound to Mexico. Also honored at the meeting were three area students who were chosen to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program: Alex Patak from Candor, Dylan Williams from Newark Valley, and Hannah Moore from Tioga County. This highly competitive program open to Tioga County high school juniors provides a week-long leadership training experience with other central New York students at SUNY Oneonta. Students who have attended RYLA in the past have called it a life-changing experience which enhances personal development, leadership skills, and good citizenship. The Interact Clubs at Owego Free Academy and Newark Valley High School were also celebrated that evening. Students in these service clubs work to embody Owego Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.” Students in these two clubs collected food and donations for local food pantries, participated in the CROP walk and volunteered for local organizations such as the Family Reading Partnership, Stray Haven, and Camp Ahwaga. On the international front, Newark Valley Interact raised money to purchase two goats and a llama through Project Heifer and to buy 125 anti-malarial mosquito nets through UNICEF. Owego Interact raised money for Philippines Typhoon Relief by holding a dance marathon. Owego Rotary thanked both the students and the advisors for the clubs – Tom Westcott of OFA and Sean Daugherty of Newark Valley. Also honored at the meeting were the winners of the inaugural $500 Interact Scholarship to seniors from both OFA and Newark Valley. These awards are made to a senior participating in Interact and demonstrating “Service Above Self”. This initial year’s recipients were Talia Lewis from OFA and Leanne Reigel from Newark Valley. Talia will be attending Cornell University in the fall to study astrophysics. Leanne will be attending Liberty University in the fall and was the recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the recent Binghamton Scholastic Challenge. The Owego Rotary Club is proud of the many fine students whose activities were celebrated on Youth Services night and wishes each of them continued success.


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In a united effort to offer a message of hope to our community, over 20 Christian churches have come together. Bring a friend, relax, listen to music, and hear real life stories. Come check it out at Marvin Park (Tioga County Fair Grounds), Rt. 17C in Owego, Thursday, 9/11, 6pm; Friday, 9/12, 6pm (youth emphasis); 9/13, 1pm (children/family emphasis); Saturday 9/13, 6pm; Sunday, 9/14, 1pm.

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Tioga United Way Promotes Prescription Drug Discount Card The Tioga United Way continues to partner with FamilyWize to provide a free prescription drug discount card which lowers the cost of medicine as much as 75% or more. Locally, to date, this partnership has saved 341 Tioga County residents a total of $24,712. “We’re living in tight economic times. People should not have to choose

between taking their medication and paying for groceries,” said Executive Director, Brian Eldridge. The cards can be picked up at the Tioga United Way or printed from tiogaunitedway.com as well as find additional information on the program.

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Ladies Luncheon August 20 The Owego Christian Women’s Club will hold a “Who Are We” ladies luncheon on Wednesday, August 20, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Owego Treadway, Rt 17c in Owego. Special feature will be “Personality Traits” with Rosa Maria Faulknet, music “Expressions In Song” with Kevin Smith and speaker “Personal Reflections” by Rosa Maria Faulkner. Reservations are required and due by August 15. For more information call Carol at 607-785-3101 or email at: cgg320@aol.com.

“The Lego Movie” Free Outdoor Showing Admission is free to a showing of "The Lego Movie" on a giant outdoor movie screen on August 22 from dusk to 8:30pm in Draper Park, Front Street in Owego. The event is sponsored by the Tioga Arts Council, and is made possible, in part, with funding from the Floyd Hooker Foundation. For more information, contact the Tioga Arts Council at 687-0785.

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Concerts in the Park The last two concerts of the Concerts in the Park series will be held August 6 and August 13, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at Hickories Park in Owego. The August 6 concert features Triple Play with Alice Detrick. The Kirby Band will perform on August 13. The concerts are free.

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