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154th Tioga County Fair - August 10 - 14
The Tioga County Fair will run Tuesday, August 10, through Saturday, August 14, with lots of exciting attractions on tap for the Biggest Event in Tioga County this year. Starting Tuesday night, August 10, the fully sanctioned Painted Pony Championship Rodeo thunders into town with competitors from all over the world. Come experience bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping, and more. Saturday’s, August 14, feature event is the Famous Outlaw Pulling series Tractor and Truck Pulls. Wednesday, August 11, and Friday, August 13, crowd favorites are the Demolition Derbies with multiple heats and Big Cash Prizes. Don’t miss the spectacular fireworks show on Thursday, August 12. Once again, the fair will host the Gillette family carnival. The Gillette family always brings spectacular rides and a fabulous mid-
way with games and lots of your favorite fair food. The Tioga County 4H Youth program is ready to show you what they have been up to all year. See them in the newly renovated agriculture barns. Plus a zoo, arts and crafts, local vendors and more. Best of all, with a special $10 daily admission, you can ride all the rides, see all the shows, and enjoy free parking, too. This is the best County Fair deal in all of New York State.
Tioga Downs Summer Concert Series Started with Blood, Sweat & Tears
Tioga Downs started their Summer Concert Series with Blood, Sweat & Tears on July 29. The second act in this series is Tanya Tucker on Friday August 20. Tucker is a country musician who had her first hit in 1972 when she was 13, and has continued to create hit after hit since then. Tickets are $20 and 100% of the sales will benefit the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group. Finishing up the summer concert is Cheap Trick on September 10, sponsored by Tioga State Bank. This Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductee has been making headlines since 1974 and plans to continue rocking
at Tioga Downs late summer. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for reserved seats. Tanya Tucker and Cheap Trick tickets will be on sale at the Tioga Downs Casino Resort gift shop and online at ticketmaster.com. Tioga Downs, which opened in 2006, and expanded to Tioga Downs Casino Resort in December 2016, offers live harness racing, casino gaming, sports betting, dining, golf, indoor and outdoor live entertainment, and more. For more information on Tioga Downs Casino Resort, go to www.tiogadowns.com
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Applications Sought for Floyd Hooker Youth Fund The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) is seeking applications for grants that will benefit the youth of Tioga County, New York. These grants will be awarded from the Floyd Hooker Youth Fund at the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers. The 2021 amount available to grant is $21,650. This is open to governmental or non-profit organizations that benefit the youth of Tioga County, NY. Floyd Hooker was a resident of Owego who dedicated a portion of his estate to benefit the children and youth of Tioga County. An application may be obtained from CFTT’s website www.twintierscf.org or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (570) 888-4759. You may also write to CFTT, 104 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840. The deadline for filing an application
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is 5:00 pm Thursday, October 21. The 2021 grant recipients must have completed their grant report before a new application. Founded in 2003, the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers serves 5 counties, Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties, PA and Tioga County, New York. The Foundation is committed to building philanthropic resources that will sustain healthy and vital communities now and into the future. The Foundation currently manages over 115 funds valued at over $8 million dollars and has awarded over $1.2 million in grants and scholarships since inception, positively impacting hundreds of lives in the region. For more information on its work in the community contact Suzanne Lee at (570) 888-4759.
The Tioga County Republican Committee held their annual dinner on July 24 at the Tioga Country Club in Nichols. Speakers at the dinner included local and state candidates. Senator Fred Akshar thanked everyone for their continued support over the past six years. He also introduced Mayor Rich David (Binghamton) who will be running for the 52nd District Senate seat in 2022. NYS Attorney General Candidate, Michael Henry (Queens) introduced himself to the attendees as well as NYS
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Chamber of Commerce Announces 2022 Leadership Tioga Program The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce announced that the Leadership Tioga program is accepting applications for its class of 2022. “Leadership Tioga has had well over 300 graduates since the program started in 1998,” stated Sally Yablonsky, Interim Tioga County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. “We are very eager to see what fresh perspectives the class of 2022 brings.” Leadership Tioga is committed to inspiring and connecting participants to services in the community by promoting personal growth, leadership development, networking, and skill building. Sarah A. Darling, Sr. Real Estate Lending Underwriter for Chemung Canal and Trust Company, and Advisory Committee Chair of Leadership Tioga, is thrilled to have Abbey Ortu Hendrickson join Leadership Tioga as a Facilitator and partner for the coming year. Abbey Ortu Hendrickson works for Tioga County Economic Development & Planning as a Community Development Specialist. She grew up in Owego, attending Newark Valley Central schools. Abbey is the past Executive Director of the Discovery Center and the Tioga Arts Council. She earned her Master’s Degree at the University of Buffalo and Bachelor’s degree at SUNY
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30th 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 30 years, this year with cooperation from the Binghamton Boscov’s. The program furnishes gift vouchers to eligible families, helping to defray some of the cost of getting their children
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Brett A. King, of Vestal, passed away at his home on July 25, 2021
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Owego artist Chris Knickerbocker working in her studio Local artist Chris Knickerbocker will be at Riverow Bookshop in Owego on Friday, August 6, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, to celebrate the publication of her artwork in the Fall 2021 issue of “Where Women Create.” Knickerbocker, owner of Old Souls Home - Reincarnated Art and Design, is known for using her imagination to meld together disparate cast-off objects into works that evoke nostalgic memories.
“Where Women Create,” a quarterly magazine featuring artisans from all over the world, will be available for purchase and signing during this First Friday Owego event. Also on hand will be local photographer Lindsay Ousterout, who provided many of the photographs for the magazine. Riverow Bookshop is at 187 Front Street in Owego.
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Susan Lee Camin’s solo exhibition “When Life Gives You Art” will open on Owego First Friday, August 6, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, at Tioga Arts Council (TAC), 179 Front Street in Owego. As a recently retired Owego Free Academy Art Teacher, Camin reflects back on a life filled with art and creativity: “My collection of work presented today is due to the allure of a constant drive to inspire students and myself, I have always loved to explore creative ideas and experience a wide variety of materials. Someone asked me what is your specialty, I happily said, ‘Anything
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Kiwanis Club of Owego Honors Owego Police Department The Kiwanis Club of Owego Foundation held its 26th Annual Golf Tournament at The Links at Hiawatha Landing on July 28. This tournament funds $4,000 in scholarships awarded by the Foundation to high school seniors in Owego and Candor each year. In a normal year, Owego Kiwanis would honor law enforcement officers during law enforcement week in May. This year in conjunction with the golf tournament they recognized the service
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50 Years Ago August 1971 It’s August 1971. Representative Bella Abzug finds mixed support for her campaign to use the title Ms. instead of Miss or Mrs. Apollo 15 astronauts blast off from the moon after three days of lunar exploration. A TV camera on the moon buggy gives us the first look at a launching from the moon. The draft lottery for the 1972 Selective Service of men turning 19 is held to determine who is first in line for callup. Princess Anne turns 21. Descendants of Dr. Samuel Mudd want a new trial to clear his name as an accessory after the fact in the assassination plot of Abraham Lincoln. Neil Armstrong, 41, the first man to walk on the moon, is quitting his $36,000 a year job as deputy associate administrator for aeronautics in the NASA Office of Advanced Research and Technology to become a full professor of engineering in Ohio. At the State University at Binghamton (SUAB), construction is underway on the new biology and psychology buildings, the new science library, and the College in the Woods. In Owego, Christy J. Valvo, 45, Director of Athletics for the OwegoApalachin School District passes away. A new judge’s stand and press box are being constructed at Marvin Park in Owego. The 112th Tioga County Fair is held. Highlights include grange and cattle parade, a Wild West Rodeo, demolition derby, and pork chop barbecue. Hundreds of people come to the ErieLackawanna depot in Binghamton to greet steam Engine No 759 on its last
trip to Binghamton. Nine hundred people are riding in the 18-car train. The engine will move to the railroad museum, Steamtown, USA, in Bellows Falls, Vermont. The Red Barn Restaurant on the Vestal Parkway celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The Owego Town Board outlaws the storage of junk cars. Due to a lack of funds, it may be five to ten years before any action is taken on the $5,000,000 plan to turn Spencer Lake into a state park. Wolf Furniture will soon open at the Victory Plaza on Taylor Road in Owego. Carrols Cinemas 1 and 2 open at the Binghamton Plaza. Movies playing in local theaters include “Bandolero,” “Night of Dark Shadows,” “Escape from Planet of the Apes,” “The Omega Man” “Midnight Cowboy,” McCabe and Mrs. Miller” “Shaft,” and “Plaza Suite.” Top tunes include “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver, “You’ve Got a Friend” by James Taylor, “It’s Too Late” by Carole King, and “Colour My World” by Chicago. Sunday night TV shows include “Lassie,” “Nanny and the Professor,” “World of Disney,” “The F.B.I.,” “Evening at Pops,” “Red Skelton Show,” “The Sonny & Cher Show,” “Bonanza,” “Masterpiece Theatre,” “The Bold Ones,” and “The Six Wives of Henry VIII.” The asking price for a newly built four-bedroom Colonial house in Apalachin is $40,500. A pack of 24 Crayola Crayons costs 45 cents, and a Bic Pen costs 19 cents.
Rural Ministry’s August Food Giveaway Low to moderate income individuals and families are invited to participate in a free food giveaway on Saturday, August 7, from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Tioga County Rural Ministry, 143 North Avenue in Owego. Registration is required. Call TCRM at (607) 687-3021 before 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 4. Call ASAP to be included as one of 110 registrants. Bring your own bags or boxes. Face masks are required, and social distancing guidelines will be observed.
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Tioga Opportunities Resumes Select Recreational Activities at Countryside Community Center Tioga Opportunities, Inc. has announced the return of select recreational activities at the Countryside Community Center, 9 Sheldon Guile Boulevard in Owego. The weekly activity schedule includes Ceramics, Mondays 9 am to 12 Noon; Painting, Tuesdays, 9 am to 12
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