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Residents Asked to Restrict Water Usage The Town of Owego Utilities Department is requesting that all consolidated water district customers voluntarily restrict their water usage until further notice. Due to exceptionally dry weather conditions, the water levels in the town wells have dropped approximately 15% since May. Additionally, the National Weather Service and NOAA anticipate the conditions will persist for the next several months. The NYS DEC issued a "Drought Watch" on July 15 stating: "We are en-
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couraging residents throughout the State to conserve water whenever possible during the coming months." You may read the entire text and conservation tips at www.dec.ny.gov/press/106970 Please be advised that the Utilities Department may upgrade the restrictions to "mandatory" if conditions worsen. Your efforts to conserve water now will help to prolong the possibility of inconvenience by mandatory restrictions. Questions can be directed to Jeff Parker, Director of Utilities, 625-2197.
Berish is Miss Tioga Downs 2016 The 2016 Miss Tioga Downs Pageant was held July 22 with twelve contestants. This year's winner is Jennifer Berish (left), 20, of Apalachin. She won the $1,500 first prize. First Runner Up is Joey Courtney, 24, of Youngstown, Ohio, winning $750. Second Runner Up is Michelle Goodrich, 24, of Endwell,
Candor July 4th Committee’s “Thanks”
The Candor July 4 Committee would like to thank all those that participated to make this year’s celebration the best one yet! We couldn’t have done it without the help from you. Our sponsors were Village of Candor, Finishline Auto, Scoville-Meno, Quick's Laundromat, Hollenbeck's Coal & Feed, Spencer Agency, Scott Smith & Son, Tioga State Bank, Candor and Owego Home Central and the Town of Candor. Also, the following who contributed gift cards, certificates, products or food: American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, Candor Fire Department, Candor Ambulance, Village of Candor, Candor Market, Candor Historical Society, Candor Food Pantry, Dandy Mini Mart, Firehouse Coffee Café, Dollar General, Hi-Way Dairy Bar, Iron
Kettle Farm, K a t h y ’ s Korner, Kitche n a t Bostwick’s, Main St. Spirits, Power and Paddle, Punk’s Place, Spencer Agency, XtraMart, Dunkin Donuts, Early Bird Farms, Eddydale Farm Stand, Ithaca Agway, Owego Agway, Owego Home Central, Price Chopper, Auto Plaza, Tops Friendly Markets, Value Home Center, Walmart, and Wegmans. And, those with personal gift donations for the raffles and food – thank you. Our parade participants were terrific – the floats and music superb! The horse pull was fun and we thank the NYSHP Assoc. for coming. We look forward to hosting a great celebration of our independence again in 2017 and hope you’ll join us, as well. We start our planning meetings in January or February, so if you’d like to join the committee, we would love to have you. Call 607-659-4724 for future meeting dates. Thank you again for helping us have the best ever celebration!
The 31st Annual Tioga Region Antique Car Show and Flea Market will take place on Sunday, August 21, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Hickories Park, Route 17c, Owego. Admission is $2 per person, free for children
Left and Above: Miss Tioga Downs 2016 Jennifer Berish. Below (left to right): 2nd Runner Up Michelle Goodrich, Miss Tioga Downs 2016 Jennifer Berish, 1st Runner Up Joey Courtney.
under 12. The show is sponsored by the Tioga Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. All vehicles are welcome, including Future Classics!
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Students from Zion Lutheran School present Sister Mary from TCRM with a check for over $1700 they collected during weekly chapel offerings. Front row: Laura Ludwig, Leah Ludwig, Rachel Corlett, Sister Mary. Back Row: Jacob Ludwig, Breanna Kunik, and Peter Holland Since February, students at Zion Lutheran School in Owego designated their weekly chapel Offerings for Tioga County Rural Ministry. Every Wednesday, the children would bring their offerings to chapel, knowing that it was going to help those in need. Chapel offerings from the school are chosen by the teachers to go toward either local or national/ international mission work. Sister Mary from TCRM came to the school and received a check from the children for over $1,700. TCRM partners with the Owego Kiwanis and the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce to fulfill their mission of meeting the unmet needs of the poor, sick, elderly, and of Tioga County. Needs are met through a variety
of programs such as a food bank, fall/ spring yard clean-up for seniors, ramp building and toy distribution at Christmas. For more information, to go www.tcrm.org or call 687-3021. Zion Lutheran School enrolls children from preschool through grade six in a Christ-centered environment with high academic standards in a loving, family like atmosphere. The school accepts children from all denominations and services other local districts including, Candor, Newark Valley, Union Endicott, Tioga Center and parts of Vestal. For more information about Zion, call 6876376, or go to www.zionowego.org. You can also find them Facebook.
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The Vestal Center UMC presents Vacation Bible School "Barnyard Roundup" on Saturday, August 6, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. The event is one day, all
day, for all ages. The church is at 478 West Hill Road in Vestal. Call 748-0004 to register or for more information.
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On March 22, 2016, the Semko family lost their home to a fire. The entire home needs to be gutted and rebuilt, as a result all contents were damaged either by fire, smoke, or water and are considered a total loss. Even though they had fire insurance they will not get total replacement value to rebuild and furnish everything lost. Rich lost all of his military gear which is very expensive to replace. Rich and Betsy both grew up in Little Meadows so our community is pulling together to help them out. On August 13,
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from 12:00 Noon until 6:00 pm, there will be a benefit held at the new fire station in Little Meadows. There will be basket raffles, 50/50's, chicken BBQ and much more. All proceeds will benefit the Semko family. If you want to donate a basket, other items, or money, contact Dorene Kany Tomchick via Facebook or (570) 6234308 or contact any family member. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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Tioga Tae Kwon Do Scholarship Recipients The Board of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Tioga Tae Kwon Do Scholarship awards are Anna Lackner and Nicole Lamberti. Anna, a resident of Athens and a graduating senior from Notre Dame High School will be attending University of Otago, New Zealand to pursue a degree in Science. Nicole, a graduate of Waverly High School will be attending
Corning Community College this fall. The owners and operators of Tioga Tae Kwon Do in Waverly started this scholarship Fund in 2012. Master Paul Mittan and his wife Amanda created the Tioga Tae Kwon Do Scholarship fund to encourage students to pursue higher education and to recognize those who have excelled in both education and the martial arts.
Conti Receives Finkle Rosenberg Scholarship Austyn Conti is the recipient of the Finkle Rosenberg Scholarship which was awarded by the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers. Conti is a 2016 graduate of Owego Free Academy where she was a member of the NHS, Key Club, Interact Club and active in music programs as well as a volunteer for the Special Olympics. She will be attending SUNY Broome for two years then hopes to transfer to Marywood University to complete her degree in Special Education. Finkle Rosenberg, a long-time resident of Owego, was a member of the Owego Free Academy class of 1933. She graduated from the New York State
College of Teachers at Albany with a B.A. in French and Social Studies and an M.A. in Social Studies. She taught Social Studies and was the Department Chair and Secondary Coordinator for Social Studies for the Owego Apalachin School District. Miss Rosenberg had a great love of education and as part of her estate established an endowed scholarship fund with the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT). This fund will provide a $2,000 scholarship each year to an Owego Free Academy graduate who is going on to obtain a teaching degree at an accredited institution of higher education. www.twintierscf.org
Tioga Downs Hosts Musical Tribute to American Rock Band Bon Jersey tickets now available for purchase
Fans of the American rock band, Bon Jovi, won’t want to miss an upcoming tribute concert at Tioga Downs on Friday, August 26 at 9 pm in the trackside tent. Performing everything from early Bon Jovi hits such as “You Give Love a Bad Name” or “Bed of Roses” to more recent releases, Bon Jersey has been entertaining packed crowds of fans for the past six years. The band members hail from all corners of New England and together earned Limelight Magazine's 2010 Tribute Band of the Year.
One concert-goer describes the Bon Jersey experience as almost identical to an actual Bon Jovi concert. The reviewer writes, “If you close your eyes, it sounds like Bon Jovi...when you open your eyes, Jon and Richie are right in front of you. Thank you for a great show!” In keeping with its commitment to offer quality entertainment experiences to the community at affordable prices, tickets for the show can be purchased for $10 from all Ticketmaster outlets as well as the Tioga Downs gift shop. www.tiogadowns.com.
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Newark Valley Days will be held Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13. Friday events include a Quilt Show 4 to 7 pm, at the NV United Church of Christ; an Art Show from 4 to 7pm at the PO Building; and a free Dixieland concert at 7 pm at the Depot by the Dixiekats. Bring your own lawn chair. Saturday events include a 5K Race at the Trout Ponds, Music on the Green, craft vendors on the Green from 9 am to 4 pm, an Art Show at the PO Building
from 9 am to 4 pm, a Book Sale at the library from 9 am to 1 pm, and a Quilt Show at the United Church of Christ from 9 am to 2 pm, a parade 11 am, and Family Fun at the Depot. The Great Duck Race 4:30 pm at Trout Ponds, followed at 5:30pm by music by Watts On Tap, and fireworks. Food on Saturday includes a chicken BBQ, 11:30 till gone (Water Street); food at the Depot 9:30am to 3:00 pm. The Bement-Billings Farmstead Mu-
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DENT REMOVAL: door dings, hail damage, dents removed without harm to car finish! Olympic Detailing 607-625-2332
NEED IT CLEANED OUT: Need it cleaned out, we just charge less! Attics to basements. Also garages sheds and barns. Call MK’S Affordable Cleanouts at 607 217-7455 Free Estimates! 6/17
WANTED: Highest Prices Paid for Antiques & Vintage Collectables. Like blue decorated crocks/jugs, old toys, watches pocket/wrist, jewelry men’s/women’s, banks, door stops, coffee grinders, fountain pens, military, firefighting items, and much more. Call (607) 372-7860 2/17
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SERVING BREAKFAST & LUNCH Tuesday - Sunday - 7am to 3pm CLOSED MONDAY Open: Tuesday - Sunday 7am - 3pm CLOSED MONDAY • 625-2212 Left to right: Dorolyn Perry, Americanism chairman VFW Aux. 1371 Owego presenting a POW-MIA flag to Fire Chief, Mike George and Joan Vassil, Secretary VFW Aux. Post 1371. The presentation was made in honor of past fire fighter Stew Perry by his wife.
August Free Food Give-Away Low to moderate income individuals and families are invited to participate in a free food giveaway held by Tioga County Rural Ministry. This giveaway will be held on Saturday, August 6, from 10:00 until 11:00
am (or until the food is gone) at Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM), 143 North Avenue in Owego. Please bring your own bags or boxes. For more information, call TCRM at 687-3021.
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Barnyard Roundup at Vacation Bible School Music by: Dusty Wayne & Mr. Pete 1-5pm followed by Loneryderz Band 7-11pm Horseshoe sign-up at 11am, play starts at noon
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Vacation Bible School, Barnyard Roundup (complete with real animals) was held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, July 17 through July 21. The
children learned that Jesus cares, provides, leads, forgives and is our Savior now and forever. Everyone had a great time.
Southern Tier East Seeks Input from Craft Beverage Producers Over the next few weeks, Southern Tier East Regional Planning Development Board will be collecting information from craft beverage producers across the region in order to understand their current needs and to better support the economic growth of that industry through STE’s programs. STE Craft Beverage Program Administrator Susan O’Handley has created an online survey with a series of questions about general operations, support needs for workforce, training, and marketing, and business facilities and infrastructure. The survey can be completed electronically or over the phone with O’Handley. Breweries, wineries, cideries, meaderies, and distilleries located in STE’s service area and surrounding counties are invited to participate. “With over fifty craft beverage producers in our immediate region, it is important for us to gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities each individual business is currently facing,” stated O’Handley. “This infor-
mation will provide focus and direction for future activities as well as opportunities for continued support.” Information collected via this survey will be used by STE to develop a Southern Tier Craft Beverage Incubator and a craft beverage marketing campaign designed to brand the Southern Tier as a craft beverage tourism destination. “We already have a general knowledge of the basic needs of the craft beverage industry here in the Southern Tier,” explained STE Director Erik Miller. “Through this process we will finetune our data in order to create programming and products that will ultimately benefit all our craft beverage producers.” Southern Tier East is a regional planning and economic development organization, the mission of which is to partner with the rural counties and communities of Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Tioga, and Tompkins to address multi-county quality of life issues.
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Park Foundation Approves $11k Music Access for ALL Grant for TST BOCES
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The Exceptional Education department at TST BOCES recently received word that they were approved for an $11,000 Music Access for ALL sponsored by the Park Foundation. Music Teacher Belinda Adams applied for the grant, which aims to purchase adaptive equipment that would foster dynamic and engaging lessons and participation for all students, but with a specific focus on students who are physically disabled. These products might include switchoperated instruments, a fanlite that provides visual replication of aural sounds, a sound beam that produces music from the slightest controlled or uncontrolled movement of any part of the body and/or a switch jam, a composition software that is switch-accessible. “For many of our students with visual impairment, aural impairment, autism and/or other disabilities, these instruments allow them to join ensembles with their peers, find awareness of their own body and sounds in space and, most importantly, gives equal access and flexibility to all of our students,” said Adams.
The Book Barn Apalachin’s Best Kept Secret zles, DVDs and books on CD are also available for sale as well as a wide selection of children's books. The books can be purchased individually at 50 cents for paperbacks and $1.00 for hardcovers or you can buy a full bag of books for only $3.00. All proceeds from the barn are used to help finance the various needs of the Apalachin Library. Stop by and check it out on your next trip to the library.
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The grant could also provide funds for potential purchases like Somatron devices, which are vibro-acoustic devices that allow students to literally feel the music. “Not only is this great for sensory regulation, stimulation and relaxation, but these devices have also proven to be excellent in allowing significant regulation or calming that would be quite helpful for many of our students with emotional and behavioral disabilities,” said Adams. The grant not only supports the purchase of the previously mentioned materials, but it also supports the action research that would take place surrounding them. Adams wanted to thank Sue Kittel from the Park Foundation for her help and support. This is the fifth grant that Adams has written in her five years at TST BOCES, and four of those have been approved. “It’s not about me, it’s for the kids,” she shared.
If you are looking for exciting summer reading at bargain prices, the Book Barn next to the Apalachin Library is a must shopping experience. The Barn is used exclusively to house donated books that have been carefully sorted into categories and shelved to make looking for a book that fits the buyer's interest an easy task. Periodically, puz-
Multiple Sclerosis Presentation Do you have a family member or friend battling Multiple Sclerosis? Would you like to learn more about this often disabling disease? Join the Department of Aging on Thursday, August 18, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at the Countryside Community Center, 9 Sheldon Guile Boulevard in Owego. Lori Rhodes, Director of Services for the National MS Society Upstate NY
Chapter, will present “Multiple Sclerosis: Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments.” An overview of the services available through the National MS Society will be offered, as well as information about volunteer opportunities. Call 687-4120, ext. 331 to reserve your seat for this seminar. Informational packets will also be available upon request.
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Owego Hose Teams, Inc. Share Central NY #1 Firematic Title with Clayville
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Owego Hose Teams, Inc. – Shelly Barton, Joe Ward, Tom Donovan, III, Lou Striley, Tom Donovan, Jr., Andy Jackson, Amy Gavin, and Pat Gavin with daughter Sara. The Owego Hose Teams, Inc., tied in overall points with Clayville Fire Department of Oneida County at the Central New York Firemen’s Association (CNYFA) 123rd annual convention held in Oriskany on July 16. Owego placed first in the ladder and wye races and 4th in the straight lay. Clayville scored second place finishes in all three races. With 12 points each this is the first time in recent memory there has been a split title. Five total teams from Central New York competed for prize monies, trophies, and bragging rights at the firematic events. The defending Central New York Champion Owego Hose Teams, Inc., running for the first time as an independent not for profit, was in the lead heading into the final race of the day. However, slow water led to a fourth place finish in the straight lay race. Clayville
was steady all day nipping at Owego’s heels. Whitestown, McGraw, and a second Clayville team rounded out the competition. 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. Owego Hose Teams, Inc. members included Tom Donovan, Jr., Tom Donovan, III, Pat Gavin, Andy Jackson, Lou Striley, and Joe Ward. Clayville and Owego will share the overall trophy for the next year. Incorporated as a not for profit in 2015 the Owego Hose Teams have been competing in firematics since 1951. This year marks their 65th anniversary season.
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Tom Donovan, III, Pat Gavin, Joe Ward, Lou Striley, and Tom Donovan, Jr. compete in the Straight Lay Race.
The Town of Owego Utilities Department is requesting that all consolidated water district customers voluntary restrict their water usage until further notice. Due to exceptionally dry weather conditions, the water levels in the Town wells have dropped approximately 15% since May. Additionally, the National Weather Service and NOAA anticipate the conditions will persist for the next several months. The NYS DEC issued a “Drought Watch” on July 15th stating: “We are encouraging residents throughout the State to conserve water whenever possible during he coming months.” You may read the entire text and conservation tips by exploring the following link: www.dec.ny.gov/press/106970 Please be advised that the Utilities Department may upgrade the restrictions to “mandatory” if conditions worsen. Your efforts to conserve water now will help to prolong the possibility of inconvenience by mandatory restrictions. Questions can be directed to: Jeff Parker, Director of Utilities office phone 625-2197
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Pat Gavin, Tom Donovan, III, and Joe Ward compete in the Ladder Race.
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Tioga Downs Adds BBQ Live music and world class barbeque is a winning combination and it’s coming soon to the Southern Tier. With Virgil’s Real BBQ slated to open at Tioga Downs in Nichols this month, they have the deck stacked in their favor with Executive Chef, Nicholas Donahue. A native of Conklin, New York, Chef Nick has the training and skills that would make any barbecue pit master proud. Trained under Virgil’s executive chefs in NYC for the past month, Chef Nick is bringing the southern comfort of good BBQ to the North. Born in Conklin and a graduate from Susquehanna Valley, Nicholas Donahue has felt the kitchen’s ability to bring people together since a young age. Cooking class in high school made him realize he could have a career doing what he loves, and his upbringing reinforced his passion for good, home cooked food. “I cannot remember a time when we didn’t have a BBQ smoker growing up. This is one thing my father always had and we used it every weekend,” said Donahue. Along with Chef Nick’s expertise in the kitchen, he brings a level of authenticity and heart that is rarely found in today’s restaurants. Caring about the customer means caring about the food and at Virgil’s Real BBQ, everything is homemade. Detailing his experiences at Virgil’s in his blog, Chef Nick shows the
care that’s put into the food right down to the warm, flaky biscuits and baked beans. To follow along as Nick heads up Virgil’s at Tioga Downs, you can visit his blog at www.tiogadowns.com/ dining/virgils/chefnick. “We go above and beyond to not just meet customer expectations, we work to exceed them,” Donahue said about the Virgil’s Real BBQ staff. “We take the time to get to know every employee individually and forge positive relationships, so in turn, our employees can take that upbeat, positive attitude and make sure it reaches our customers.” Virgil’s Real BBQ has its roots in New York City, created by restaurant entrepreneur Artie Cutler. Sampling the best that southern BBQ had to offer and creating a mouth-watering menu in the process, Cutler opened Virgil’s doors in 1994 and has been a staple of Times Square cuisine ever since. For more information on Virgil’s, please log on to www.virgilsbbq.com. This year marks the tenth anniversary celebration for Tioga Downs. The entertainment complex offers live harness racing, video lottery terminals, video poker and electronic table games. A variety of eateries are also part of the racino. For more information on Tioga Downs, visit www.tiogadowns.com.
Allstate Community Appreciation Event - Aug 19 The Annual Allstate Community Appreciation Event will be held August 19, 3:00 to 6:00 pm, in the parking lot next to the North Avenue office in Owego.
The event is free, and everyone is invited to attend. You do not have to be an Allstate customer to attend. Allstate Insurance, Aaron Lounsbury, is at 82 North Avenue in Owego.
Greater Owego Swim Team The 9th Annual Greater Owego Swim Team Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, August 14, at the Links at Hiawatha Landing in Apalachin. Registration time is 12:00 Noon, followed by a Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm.
The format is captain and crew. The entry fee is $80 per player or $320 for a team of four. The fee includes greens fee, dinner, drinks on the course and prize bag. For more information, contact Jim
TCRM’s Back to School Project Tioga County Rural Ministry would like to assist low-income teens with Back to School clothing and shoes. Volunteers drive a teen and his or her parent to a store of their choice to do their own personal shopping with the guidance of a parent. The amount of donations determines how many teens TCRM can fund with an amount of $200 each. TCRM was blessed this year to again receive $3,000
in funding from the Hooker Foundation. TCRM hopes to match that amount with donations from the community. Last year, TCRM assisted 32 teens, thanks to the kindness and generosity of many donors. If you would like to make a donation, send your donation to Tioga County Rural Ministry, 143 North Avenue, Owego, NY 13827 by August 5. Please mark the check: Back to School.
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Shirley Ruth Williams Brombacher (June 1, 1930 - July 26, 2016)
Mrs. Shirley Ruth Williams Brombacher of Old Plantation Drive, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Tucker Hospice House. A memorial service was held at 2 pm Friday, July 29, at Rocky River Presbyterian Church officiated by Rev. Neal Carter. The family received friends at 12:30 pm at the church. Shirley was born June 1, 1930, in Scranton, PA, to the late Chester Williams and Margaret Krauss Wil liams. She moved f rom Apalachin, NY, in 1979 where she had been a member of the Apalachin
Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Shirley retired as head custodian at Central Cabarrus High School after 14 years, and was a member of Rocky River Presbyterian Church where she helped keeping the nursery. Shirley is survived by her husband of 67 years, Robert W. Brombacher; son, Mark Brombacher and wife Alexis; daughter, Lisa Brombacher; grandchildren, Erika and Anna Brombacher, Amanda and Michelle Helms, all of Concord; brother Gary Williams, and sister Lorraine Comes, both of Scranton, PA., and canine companions, Roxie, Sam, and Gabby. Memorials may be made to Rocky River Presbyterian Church, 7940 Rocky River Rd., Concord, NC 28025. On-line condolences may be left at www.wilkinsonfunralhome.com Wilkinson Funeral Home handled arrangements for the Brombacher family. Wilkinson Funeral Home 100 Branchview Dr. NE PO Box 344 Concord, NC 28025
Plant-Based Diet - Film & Potluck Dinner On Friday, August 12, at 6:00 pm, Exploring a Plant-Based Diet – a potluck dinner and film will be held at the First Presbyterian Union Church, 111 Temple Street, Owego. Bring a meat-free dish to pass for dinner and a
place setting. At 7:00 pm, enjoy a film of Dr. Michael Greger’s presentation, “How Not to Die”. Sponsored by Residents Allied for the Future of Tioga (RAFT). To sign up, contact Gerri Wiley at 342-3159 or gerriwiley@
27th 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 26 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 August 5; nothing will be accepted after that date. For more information, email BTS@apalachinlions.org
Open House to History An open house will be held on Sunday, August 21, from Noon to 4:00 pm at Salt Springs State Park and Richmond Hill One Room School. Both are located approximately 20 miles from the Southern Tier in Northern Pennsylvania. Salt Springs has been an important part of history dating back to Native American culture when salt was a prized and often closely guarded resource. The earliest settlers in the area were aware of the springs which led to development over the years of a farm, a wool mill and later on an early attempt to drill for oil. Two 19th Century houses, a carriage barn and a dairy barn remain. The large, circa 1840 farm house is open to the public, providing historical and naturalist exhibits. The 842-acre resource has old growth hemlock trees dating back to the Declaration of Independence. It also has waterfalls, picnic area, campsites, rental cottages and over 15 miles of marked trails and much more.
The Richmond Hills School has been in existence since 1840; current building, circa 1870. The school has been authentically restored to show the one room school as it existed in 1932, with displays and history starting in 1840. The school contains the names of several hundred students, as well as approximately 30 teachers. Richmond Hill School has been reported on in national and state media and is a true re-creation by a former student of the life and times in rural America between 1840 and 1942. Your visit will be hosted by a former student. To get to either of the above locations from the Triple Cities, take PA Route 167, Silver Lake Road, from the state line, south for 7.3 miles to the WilkesBarre Turnpike. Turn right for 0.7 mile to the school or continue south on 167 and follow the signs to Salt Springs.
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Schultz Receives Bill Davis Scholarship The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers announced that Kelly Shultz is the winner of the Bill Davis Scholarship award. Kelly had a highly successful academic career at Owego Free Academy and plans on continuing her education at Wilkes University majoring in Pre-Med (Biology). It is her desire to become a medical doctor. Joan Davis the wife of Bill Davis set up this fund in memory of her late
husband. To qualify for this award, the student must excel in science, have good interpersonal skills and intend to major in a health care field. At the Community Foundation (CFTT), scholarship funds are established in memory of someone special, or just to give back to the community. Members of the community act to encourage our youth to continue their education, enhancing their ability eventually to provide for their families and give back to their communities. Contact CFTT at 570-888-4759 or email@example.com to find out more about establishing or donating to a scholarship fund, or go to www.twintierscf.org
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