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Solar Energy Project in Apalachin

Graybark Solar LLC has submitted plans to construct a 2-megawatt 20-acre solar power plant just east of Tioga Terrace in Apalachin. The Town of Owego Zoning Board of Appeals held a public hearing on August 3 to hear input form area residents. The hearing lasted over two hours. Chairman Gary Philps, after being overwhelmed by the public’s input, closed the public hearing and tabled the matter until September 7. Some of the items brought up were, storm water drainage, noise levels, setbacks, visual appeal, taxes, property values, access road in residential area, animal habitat, and chemical pollution. Missing at the meeting was representation from Graybark, the company submitting the application, instead there was

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a representative from Cypress Creek Renewables LLC. The application submitted is for a “Utility Substation” yet the representative from Cypress Creek stated that it was “2-megawatt power plant”. This area of town (zoned RB) only allows a “Utility Substation” with a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals. A substation is used to distribute the power. A solar farm that produces power is a power generating plant.

The 151st Tioga County Fair, the longest running fair in the state, kicked off on August 2 with the cutting of the ribbon by Jonathan Marks, President Tioga County Fair Board. The first event of the fair was the harness races.

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All materials will be provided. Bring own table service. The workshop is sponsored by the Newark Valley Historical Society (NVHS). Cost of the workshop is $50 or $45 for NVHS members. Register by August 25 by calling Leslie at 642-5412. Sponsored by Newark Valley Historical Society, nvhistory.org, nvhistory @stny.rr.com.

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Apalachin Lion President, Judy Murphy presents the Lion of the Year Award for 2017 to Lion Leigh Ericson. Leigh was chosen by previous winners of the award for outstanding service, loyalty, and devotion to Lionism. He has held leadership roles since joining the Apalachin Lions and can always be counted upon to help with numerous activities and projects benefitting our community.

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VFW Clambake on August 26 VFW Post 1371 and Auxiliary will hold the Annual Ed Martin Memorial Clambake at the Post on Saturday, August 26, from 1 to 5 pm. Tickets cost $38 and are available until August 18. The clambake includes steamed clams, raw bar, shrimp, steak sandwiches, hot and sweet sausages with peppers and onions, salt potatoes, corn on the cob, and salads. Beer,

wine and soda are also included. To reserve tickets, call 687-1371. Drop off or mail your check payable to: VFW Post 1371 (memo line, clambake) 207 Main Street, Owego NY 13827. Proceeds from the event will be divided between the post and auxiliary to help support veterans, their families and our community.

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The #1-ranked and #2-ranked competitive eaters Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie will compete head-to-head at the fourth annual Tioga Downs World Chicken Spiedie-Eating Championship presented by Lupo’s on Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 pm EST trackside at Tioga Downs Casino Resort in Nichols. The chicken spiedie is renowned throughout New York’s Southern Tier and claims Endicott as its birthplace. Tioga Downs started the Spiedieeating contest in 2014. “We wanted to put a local spin on our competition, so we decided to go with chicken spiedies instead of hot dogs,” said Scott Freeman, president and general manager of Tioga Downs. “The contest has been a lot of fun the last three years and having the #1 and #2 competitive eaters will definitely raise the stakes.” Sanctioned by Major League Eating, the 10-minute contest will feature Major League Eaters from around the country. At the 2016 contest, Matthew Stonie bested both Joey Chestnut and Carmen Cincotti in a heavyweight struggle. His total of 20 Lupo's Chicken Spiedies in

10 minutes stands as a world record and is on the line at the 2017 Championship. “The 2017 installment of The Tioga Downs World Chicken Spiedie Eating Championship Presented by Lupo’s will the best yet,” says MLE Director of Operations Sam Barclay. “With the world’s top four eaters at the table this year, a new world record is all but guaranteed.” Other Major League Eaters like #4ranked Carmen Cincotti, East Windsor, NJ #5-ranked Gideon Oji, Morrow, GA, and #7-ranked Geoffrey Esper, Oxford, MA will be competing; all of whom recently competed at the Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest. In addition to bragging rights, competitors will vie for a cash purse that totals $4,000. Tioga Downs Casino Resort is at 2384 West River Road in Nichols. More information on Tioga Downs is available at www.tiogadowns.com. For more details on chicken spiedies, visit www.spiedies.com Information on Major League Eating can be found at www.majorleagueeating.com.

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2017 Schedule of Events and Workshops Friday August 4 – Monterey Jack Cheese Workshop with Laryssa. Fee: $25, Materials: Basic Kit $20 or Cheese Cloth $6. Class Size: Max of 6. August 5 – Small Loom Saturday: Rigid Heddle, Table looms, and weaving on cardboard. “Make & take” a handwoven wall hanging.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held July 14 at Hen’s Teeth Primitives at 2217 Route 17C in Owego. Hen’s Teeth Primitives focuses on gifts, farmhouse, primitive, and country decor. With the help of 16 vendors, the new shop features other items including salt lamps, essential oils, bath and body products, jewelry, wreaths, food, and other unique items.

Hen’s Teeth Primitives is owned by local couple Ben and Teresa Warren. Ben makes handcrafted furniture and home decor from barn wood and upcycled items in the old chicken barn of the family farm. Teresa paints signs, repurposes items, and paints furniture. The shop is open Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00, and Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

County Legislature Meeting - August 15 The 8th regular meeting of the Tioga County Legislature will be held Tuesday, August 15, at 12:00 pm in the auditorium of the county office building at

56 Main Street in Owego. Individuals requiring accommodatino or auxiliary aid may contact the legislative office at 687-8240. With advance notice, neces-

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August 12 – Annual Wool Waulking. Visitors and staff finish tweed fabric woven at the museum in the old way. There may be some singing of traditional Gaelic songs to accompany the work. August 19 – HTTM Open for Tours from 10 - 4. Also a Lecture by HTTM Curator Pat Hilts on Rag Rugs at 1:00 pm. Wed-Fri August 23-25 – Timber Frame Loom Workshop with Pat Hilts. This is a 3 day workshop. 10:00 – 4:00. Fee: $100, Materials: $20. Class size: Max 8. August 26 – HTTM Open for Tours. Also a Lecture on HTTM’s 1820s English Threshing Barn by Dick Warner at 1:00 pm.

Special Exhibits: “Carding Mills and the Carding Mill Era” and “The Weavers’ Herald, a Forum for Rag Rug Weavers.” See www.HTTM.org for more information on Saturday programs and the museum’s summer workshop schedule for 2017. For details call the museum at (570) 247-7175 or email: info@httm.org. Programs funded in part by the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency and the United Way of Bradford County.

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Mini Golf Smackdown - August 12 Want to play miniature golf and support Tioga Arts Council (TAC)? If so, join TAC for their second, Miniature Golf Smackdown fundraiser on Saturday, August 12. This adults-only mini golf tournament will be held at Tioga Mini Challenger located next to Metro’s Restaurant on Rt. 96 in Owego. The event will feature 18 holes, each one sponsored by a local business, as

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well as great food and drinks, a golf ball drop raffle, hand-painted golf balls, cash prizes and more. All teams must register in advance at TAC or by calling 687-0785. The cost to participate is $100 per team of four adults. Teams can choose from two tee times: 3:00 or 6:00 pm. All funds raised help support TAC’s vision to inspire and support a vibrant, creative community in and around Tioga County.

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last month for the new Kayak Test Pond at Route 96 Power & Paddle at 1035 Owego Road in Candor. The new on -site test pond will make it more convenient to try out any type of kayak or stand up paddleboard before purchasing. The Kayak

Thank you to all the residents who signed my designating petitions to be placed on the ballot as a Republican/Conservative candidate on September 12, 2017. The community’s continued support of my efforts over the last 22 years has been humbling and it has been an honor to serve the public. You can be assured that I will continue my efforts to provide stable budgets and a family friendly community. Sincerely,

Don Supervisor Donald Castellucci, Jr.

Showroom at Route 96 Power & Paddle has hundreds of kayaks in stock. Route 96 Power & Paddle last month celebrated 15 years of success that would not have been possible without the tremendous support from the community. In addition to the Kayak Showroom, Route 96 Power & Paddle includes a Power Equipment Shop and The Shoe Outlet. For more information, visit www.powerandpaddle.com or call Route 96 Power & Paddle at 659-7693.

Free Ice Cream Social - August 31 A free Ice Cream Social will be held Thursday, August 31, at 6:30 pm at Park Terrace Community

United Methodist Church, 30 Glann Road in Apalachin. Everyone is invited to attend.

Tioga County Rural Ministry News Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM) expresses our sincere gratitude to the community for their support of the annual Soap for Hope campaign in May 2017. Due to the generosity of donors, we received 2,793 soap, detergent, and other personal care items to be distributed through the food pantry to families in need. This campaign is also made possible by the support of the following businesses, churches, and organizations that hosted the collection bins: the Owego American Legion, Barleycorn, Candor American Legion, Chemung Canal Bank, Community Bank, Dollar General, Family Dollar – Apalachin, Family

Dollar – Owego, First Presbyterian Union Church, Germany Hill Church, Lawler’s, Nick’s Garage, Owego Elementary, Owego Lion’s Club, Owego United Methodist Church, Peak Performance, Price Chopper, Riverview Manor, Scott Smith & Son, St. Patrick Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Styling Corner, Sword & Spirit Christian Fellowship, Tioga County Sheriff’s Department, Tioga Opportunities, Tom Ash Agency, the VFW, and Zion Lutheran Church. On behalf of the staff and guests of TCRM, thank you for your kindness and generosity.


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Senator Akshar Secures $325,000 for Town of Owego LED Streetlight Conversion

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When Senator Fred Akshar heard about the LED streetlight conversion project in the Town of Owego, he reached out to Supervisor Don Castellucci to see how the state could help. After discussing the needs of the Town of Owego and the economic benefit that converting to LED lights would bring for years to come, Senator Akshar went to work and secured $325,000 in state funding through the State and Municipal Facilities Program of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY). With the initial cost of the project at $604,000, the state funding will bring the cost for the Town of Owego down to $279,000. “We're always looking for ways to make the 52nd District more sustainable - economically, environmentally, and this is a step in that direction. I'm happy to fight for any resources or support for our district that I can, and by working together as a community, improvements like this are possible,” said Senator Akshar. The project began on July 7, 2017, and is set to be completed by April 18,

2018, converting a total of 529 light fixtures to LED. Included in the $604,000 is the cost of purchasing the streetlights from NYSEG, street lighting upgrades, Hickories Park lighting upgrades, and town hall exterior lighting upgrades. “Not only does this project save our community and taxpayers money each year, but Senator Akshar saved us over half of what the project was originally going to cost us. With the help of Senator Akshar and money from the state, we can now move forward with other projects that will benefit our community and residents,” said Don Castellucci. The new LED have the lowest cost of maintenance, lowest cost of ownership, and highest life cycle compared to other lighting technologies. Lasting an average of 22 to 34 years, the new LED conversion project will save taxpayers an estimated $64,008 annually. The LED conversion project will also reduce the Town of Owego’s carbon footprint by 129 metric tons, the equivalent of planting 122 acres of trees.

Farm Safety Meeting, OSHA Regulations Workshop - August 23 A Farm Safety Meeting and OSHA Regulations Workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 23, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Volles Farm, 2849 Bucksheat Road in Marietta, NY. Registration is at 9:30 am. This event is intended for dairy producers who want to make safety improvements on their farm, for anyone wanting information on OSHA standards in the dairy industry, and for dairy farmers wanting to attend the workshop as documentation for a training session. Topics will include: OSHA updates and

summary of Farm Safety Audits by Department of Labor (DOL). The cost of this event is $15 per person and pre-registration is requested by August 18 to reserve your spot for lunch. Register at https://scnydfc.cce. cornell.edu/event_ preregistration .php? event=567 or call Jen Atkinson at the CCE Office at (607) 391-2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu. For more information, contact Betsy Hicks at (607) 391-2673 or bjh246@ cornell.edu.

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Colby Cheese Making Workshop in NV

A Colby Cheese Making workshop will be held on Saturday, August 26, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Bement Billings Farmstead Museum in Newark Valley. Laryssa Zahajkewycz will share ethnic and historical knowledge about Colby cheese. Participants will use the museum’s cheese press in the morning.

There will be a question and answer discussion in the afternoon. Cost is $40, $35 for members. Bring your own lunch. Call to register by August 16 at 642-5412. The museum is at 9241 Route 38 in Newark Valley. The workshop is sponsored by the Newark Valley Historical Society, nvhistory.org.

New Historic Marker A new historic marker was installed last month at 18 Front Street in Owego to recognize the former home of Elizabeth Browne Chatfield, private secretary

to Susan B Anthony. Ms. Anthony was the overnight guest of Elizabeth Chatfield on March 28, 1894.

Leadership Tioga: Learning to Lead above the Line Lisa Grant Leadership Tioga Facilitator The Leadership Tioga class has a remarkable session on Transformational Communication. Speaker Dick Orth is well-versed on the topic. With 38 years of experience as facilitator, change leader, and leadership coach, Orth has help organizations in areas such as decisionmaking, collaborative problem solving and leadership development. According to Orth, Transformational Communication is simple but not easy. To begin we must realize that we all have leadership responsibilities to transform our community. We must first look at ourselves before we can transform others. How do we do this? Orth explained the importance of becoming aware of our words and body language and how they can have a positive or negative affect on others. His message is “to live above the line.” This line separates constructive, trusting behaviors over passive/aggressive, fear inducing critical behaviors. To be above the line we must learn to empowers others not control them, show empathy not indifference, speak with someone instead of giving them a talking to, being objective not judgemental

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familes on how to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, reduce the consumption of sugary drinks, and to increase physical activity. He also recognized the many partners in the county who are working together to strengthen the food system, including many volunteers working to establish the “Tiger Farm” at the school and many others who are participating in the “Seed to Supper” program to expand gardening projects across Tioga County led by CCE Tioga Horticulture Educator, Barb Neal. The “Seed to Supper” program is supported by Cornell students and funds from Engaged Cornell. Tioga County Legislative Chairperson Martha Sauerbrey thanked Senator Gillibrand, the school, and all of the community partners working together to improve community health and wellbeing.

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Marks on Ballot for Town of Owego Supervisor Jonathan Marks of Owego announced that he is officially a candidate for Town of Owego Supervisor on the ballot in the 2017 Republican Primary Election in Tioga County. Marks was able to present the required number of petition signatures from registered Republican voters in the Town of Owego to the Tioga County Board of Elections. The primary election is Sept. 12.

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Sen. Akshar Presents Proclamation to Elderwood

www.NikosAutoDetailing.COM New York State Senator Fred Akshar (District 52) was in Waverly last month to help Elderwood celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic. Maria Landy, Executive Director of the Elderwood campus, received a framed proclamation from the Akshar which honored and congratulated Elderwood at Waverly for its “noble aims and accomplishments” as a value driven organization in post-acute healthcare. The proclamation begins, “A great

state is only as great as those organizations that perform exemplary service on behalf of their community…such organizations are an asset beyond remuneration and cannot be sufficiently extolled.” During his visit the Akshar toured the Adult Medical Day Services Program which serves as the only program of its kind in Tioga County, NY, and Bradford County, PA, offering registrants a supportive and economical solution to remain living in the community.

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Mobile Food Pantry Distribution - Aug. 30 Low to moderate income individuals and families are invited to participate in a Mobile Food Pantry Distribution sponsored by the Apalachin Lions Club in partnership with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. The distribution will be held on August 30, at Noon at St Margaret Mary Catholic Church parking lot,

110 Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin. Bring your own bags or boxes. Call Food Bank of the Southern Tier (607) 796-6061 with any questions. In addition to The Mobile Food Pantry, The Owego Apalachin Family Reading Partnership will be distributing free Children's books

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Free Food Giveaway - August 12

Low to moderate income individuals and families are invited to participate in a free food giveaway held by Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM) on Saturday, August 12, from 10:00 until 11:00 am (or until the food is gone) at

Tioga County Rural Ministry, 143 North Avenue in Owego. Bring your own bags or boxes. For more information, call TCRM at 687-3021.

Too many veggies? Donate to Harvest Share You can donate extra produce from your garden to people who could use some fresh, healthy vegetables by dropping off the produce at the Harvest Share stands. The Harvest Share stands are filled with gardeners’ extra vegetables and available to all to help augment Tioga County residents’ meals. The stands are located at Tioga Rural Ministry at 143 North Avenue in Owego and at the Spencer Lions Club community garden at the Inspire Building (57 East Tioga Street in Spencer). Simply drop off what you don’t need and help ease hunger in Tioga County . For more information, contact Barb Neal, at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County at 687-4020.

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