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Tioga Downs Breaks Ground for New Hotel

On September 6, Tioga Downs held a ground breaking ceremony for a new hotel which is part of the next phase of its expansions. The hotel is expected to be completed by fall of 2017. A major expansion to the Tioga Downs entertainment complex began last fall to make way for anticipated

Young and old came out to the 105th Annual Old Home Day held in Nichols on Labor Day. The day began with a parade at 10:01 am through the village to Kirby Park, followed by events and entertainment at Kirby Park.

growth that the awarding of a Class III license from the State would bring. Once granted, Tioga Downs will be able to offer full casino gaming. This year marks the tenth anniversary celebration for Tioga Downs. For more information on Tioga Downs, go to www.tiogadowns.com.

As American as Apple Pie Newark Valley Apple Festival, October 1 & 2 BBQ on September 30

Tioga Downs Donates $100,530 to Local Veterans Charity

Last month’s Grand Funk Railroad concert helped Tioga Downs raise significant funds for the Southern Tier Veteran’s Support Group (STVSG). A combination of proceeds from ticket sales and a personal donation by owner Jeff Gural equals a gift in the amount of $100,530, which will be made to the charity. “We are so thankful for the incredible generosity Tioga Downs and Mr. Gural have expressed over the years,” said STVSG Vice President Ben Margolius. “Their support has helped us provide critical help to so many veterans facing hardships.”

Newark Valley’s 37th Apple Festival will be held Octoer 1 and 2, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Activities and events at the Apple Festival include Johnny Appleseed & Apple Annie, apples by the bushel or bag, BBQ, soup, salt potatoes, music and Contra dancing, demonstration of 1800s skills, kids' activities and games, gift shop, Mountain Men--Black Powder, vendors, farmstead museum tours, horse and wagon rides, and much more. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), $4 students (6+), $4 for NVHS members, $20 family (2 adults, 3+ kids).

The Apple Festival is held on Route 38, one mile north of Newark Valley. Parking is free. BBQ on Friday Night, Sept. 30 This year is the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Newark Valley Historical Society's. As part of this celebration, there will be a Birthday Barbecue and concert on Friday, September 30, at 5:00 pm Barbecue is pre-order only. Tickets ($8) are available at Depot Friday Nights or the Cardinal Café. For more information, go to nvhistory.org.

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Apalachin Highway Fall Clean Up Saturday, October 1

Would you like to help? The Apalachin Lions is looking for help with clean up of Route 434 on Saturday, October 1, at 9:00 am. The clean up crew will meet at BEAM Electronics on Route 434. The amount of time normally spent is approximately two hours to pick up trash on a three-

mile stretch of Route 434 in Apalachin. Please bring gloves, and dress for the weather. All clean up supplies will be furnished. For more information, call Lion Paul Huonker at 625-2727.

Hiawatha Soccer Tryouts - September 18

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Hiawatha Soccer Association will kick-off its 2016-2017 soccer season with tryouts for all ages U6-U19 on September 18, at 4:00 pm, at Hickories Park in Owego. The Hiawatha Soccer Association provides the opportunity for travel soccer and post recreational soccer team play in and around Owego through regular training sessions, participation in intermediate and competitive soccer leagues and tournaments (both local and out of state). For more information and to register online for tryouts, go to http:// www.eteamz.com/hsa/

OFA Class of 1968 Planning 50th Reunion The Owego Free Academy Class of 1968 is planning a 50th reunion for September 2018. Class members are requestd to send their e-mail and contact information to: Randy Bostwick at: randy@ofaclassof68.com or rbostw1001@aol.com Marti Wood McKenna at: marti@ofaclassof68.com or martimck@ gmail.com Linda Lowry Knudson at: linda@ofaclassof68.com or jknudson@stny.rr.com Check out on Facebook by searching for “Owego Free Academy Class Of 1968”.

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Register Now for Tioga Business Show

S Interested businesses should register now for the upcoming Tioga County Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Show. Tioga Business 2016 presented by Tioga State Bank, will be held on Thursday, October 6, at the Owego Treadway Banquet and Conference Center. Each year this signature event brings together over 100 area businesses. It’s a great opportunity to share what your

organization does and sell your products and services. This event can help you promote your business within the community and foster long lasting relationships. The show is expected to sell out and businesses are encouraged to register early. Contact the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce at 687-2020 or info@tiogachamber.com to secure a space at the event.

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Candor Squad’s Golf Tournament - Sept 24 The Candor Emergency Squad will host their Seventh Annual Golf Tournament at the Catatonk Golf Club in Candor on September 24. The four-person captain and crew tournament will have an 8:30 am shotgun start. The cost is $65 per person which includes, green fees, cart and BBQ dinner to follow. There will also be course contests, skins, door prizes and raffles. Registration forms can be obtained on the Candor Emergency Squad and Candor EMS Golf Tournament Facebook pages or by calling 659-5529. Both golf and sponsorship registrations and payments are due no later than September 14. This year, funds raised through the tournament will go to help purchase a Stryker Power-Pro IT stretcher. The Candor Squad is seeking hole sponsors and additional donations for prizes that will be awarded during the

Dinner Banquet that follows this tournament. The Candor Emergency Squad is a 501(c)3 charitable corporation; all donations are tax deductible. This year, they have several different sponsorship levels. They are: Gold Sponsor $500 (four golfers, prominent tournament signage at the event, full page ad in tournament brochure, hole sponsor/hole signage, thank you on our Candor Emergency Squad and Candor EMS Golf Tournament FB pages, letter of appreciation), Silver Sponsor, $100 (hole sponsor/hole signage, thank you on the Candor Emergency Squad and Candor EMS Golf Tournament FB pages, letter of appreciation), and Bronze Sponsor, $50 (hole sponsor/ shared hole signage, letter of appreciation). If you have questions, contact Kelly at 659-5450 or krstarkwe@gmail.com

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with all proceeds going back into the Apalachin/Campville/Little Meadows communities. Prizes will be awarded to Top Male, Top Female, and several different age brackets. A Kids Fun Run will also take place during the event. For more information, visit the Apalachin Lions Club website at www.apalachinlions5K.com or Twitter - @ApalachinLion5K and Facebook-5th Annual Apalachin Lion 5K, or email Lion Jake Brown at wmjbrown@gmail.com

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Herriman Receives Nursing Scholarship The Board of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) announced that Kalie Herriman (pictured) is the recipient of the Elizabeth Alamo Nursing Scholarship award this year. Kalie is a Waverly High School graduate and is pursuing a degree in nursing at Corning Community College this fall. Elizabeth Alamo, a resident of Waverly, established the scholarship for graduates of Waverly High School who pursue a degree in the field of nursing . For more information about establishing or donating to scholarships, contact CFTT at (570) 888-4759, cftt@stny.rr.com, or twintierscf.org.

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Tower of the World Trade Center. The town will also remember Tioga County Fire Coordinator John Scott who was an enthusiastic supporter of the project from its inception. For more info, go to www.townofowego.com.

“Thank You” from Angels Over 3 Iraq & Afghanistan The Angels Over Iraq & Afghanistan group thank the community for its support in making their 9th annual community yard sale fundraiser a success. Whether you donated items or came to shop some of the thousands of items that were on sale, Angels Over Iraq & Afghanistan say “Thank You!” The group raised $2,100. All proceeds go towards shipping costs and items for care packages to deployed soldiers. The Angels Over Iraq & Afghanistan also thank the Owego United Methodist Church and the Angels and their families for their dedication and commitment. The next fundraiser will be a Winter Chicken BBQ (see the organization’s Facebook page for more information). To have a soldier receive care packages, email angelsoveriraq @stny.rr.com Angels over Iraq & Afghanistan is a not for profit organization formed in 2006 and is comprised of youth age 8 to

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Ribbon Cutting at Virgil’s Real BBQ

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held August 2, 2016, to officially open Virgil’s Real BBQ at Tioga Downs in Nichols. Virgil’s will offer an extensive dinner menu of southern BBQ creations five nights a week and transition into a nightclub after hours. Local country music bands will be among those providing live musical entertainment. This year marks the tenth anniversary celebration for Tioga Downs. www.tiogadowns.com.

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Polish Dinner - October 16 St. John the Evangelist Church on Rock Street in Newark Valley will have its annual Polish Dinner on Sunday, October 16, from Noon until 1:30 pm. The menu includes Holupki, Pierogi, Kielbasa, noodles and cabbage, sauerkraut, bread and butter, tossed salad, dessert and drink. Take outs are available.

Cost is $8.00 advance sale tickets or $9.00 at the door. Pickup deadline for advance sale purchases is 1:00 pm. A children’s hot dog meal is available for $2.00. For advance sale tickets contact Blessed Trinity Catholic Church Office at 687-1068.

Harvest Moon Festival - September 16, 17, & 18 Holy Name of Mary Parish in Montrose, PA, will hold their 8th Annual Harvest Moon Festival on Friday, September 16, from 5 to 10 pm; Saturday, September 17, and from 11 am to 10 pm; and Sunday, September 18, from 11 am to 5 pm, on the church grounds in Montrose.

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A class on the basics of fermenting will be held on Thursday, September 15, at 7:00 pm at the Hubbard Auditorium, Ronald E. Dougherty County Office Building, 56 Main Street, Owego Fermentation has long been used to preserve food. The class will give you a brief overview of the different methods of fermenting. Topics include the science behind fermenting, the basics of fermenting common garden vegetables and the endless creative possibilities that await the beginner fermenter. Participants will go home with a few basic

recipes and enough knowledge to start their own journey in to fermenting. The class will be taught by Renee DePrato, an avid home fermenter. She has spent several years learning about fermenting and experimenting with different techniques and recipes. She loves to share her knowledge with others. The event is sponsored by the Sierra Club Tioga County Task Force. For more information, contact Erin Riddle, riddleriddle@gmail.com, 607-372-5503 (texts accepted).

Stoughton Farm Adopts Tobacco Free Policy The owners of Stoughton Farm in Newark Valley have adopted a tobacco free grounds policy starting this year to protect families from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Cara Zampi, Community Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) - Tioga County works to educate the community about the dangers of secondhand smoke as part of the Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga Program. “I am thrilled the Stoughton’s have established a tobacco free grounds policy. The Surgeon General has stated there is no safe level of secondhand smoke, and by doing this they are protecting the health of the children and adult visitors to the farm,” stated Ms. Zampi. Stoughton Farm’s 12th season starts September 17 and the centerpiece for their fall attraction is an eight-acre corn maze with a new design for 2016. Beginning with the fall season, smoking will be prohibited on all farm grounds except the parking lot. To learn more about the farm’s fall activities, call them at (607) 642-3675 or visit their website

at: www.stoughtonfarm.com. Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga is a partnership between CCE Tioga County and the Broome County Health Department. For more information, go to tobaccofreenys.org


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BUSINESS NEWS

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last month at Up the Creek Ladies Consigment Boutique which re-located to 163 Main Street in Owego. There are more than 500 consignors and artisans with clothing, jewelry, antiques, home goods, and gifts. Up the Creek is open Monday and Thursday 9am to 6pm, Tuesday 10am to 5pm, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 4pm. Pictured (l to r) are Amanda Cardone, Sharon Murphy, Roni Harders, Tammi Seeley, Alicia Beck, and Debbie Howard.

Rummage Sale - September 24 A Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, September 24, 7:30 am to 3:00 pm at Apalachin United Methodist Church, 303 Pennsylvania Avenue, in Apalachin. The week of the sale, check

Craigslist for pictures of some items. If you have any questions, contact the office at 625-2733, Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, e-mail apalachinumc@frontiernet.net.

Applications for Grants from Floyd Hooker Fund The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) is seeking applications for grants that will benefit the youth of Tioga Co., NY. This is open to governmental or non-profit organizations. For an application, go to

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Virgil’s Real BBQ Open at Tioga Downs

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Virgil’s Real BBQ, which opened last month at Tioga Downs in Nichols, brings southern-style cuisine, live music, and late night fun to Tioga Downs. The New York City-based restaurant brings a new level of authentic southern cooking to the region. Virgil’s will offer an extensive dinner menu of southern BBQ creations Wednesday through Sunday from 4:00 to 9:00 pm before transforming into a nightclub after-hours (on Friday and Saturday nights only). Local country music bands will be among those providing live musical entertainment. “We are so pleased to add first class southern-style dining and entertainment to the ‘can’t miss’ Tioga Downs experience,” said owner Jeff Gural. “Between the food and the friendly atmosphere, we are sure guests will come back to Virgil’s again and again.” With a specially-trained culinary team at the helm, Virgil’s brings fingerlicking comfort food to the north. The menu features a variety of fresh salads

and scratch-made sides, such as cheddar cheese grits and collard greens with ham hock, plus main courses like traditional southern favorite Memphis style pork spare ribs, Carolina pulled pork and Texas beef brisket. A variety of starters, sandwiches and beverages, including Virgil’s own fresh squeezed lemonade, are also available. The original Virgil’s opened in 1994, and Tioga Downs makes only the third location for the restaurant. For more information on Virgil’s, log on to www.virgilsbbq.com. Guests can make dinner reservations online at www.tiogadowns.com. Gaming points may also be redeemed towards menu items other than alcoholic beverages. With restaurant seating for 142 and an additional 20 seats at the bar, Virgil’s Real BBQ is also equipped to host banquet style parties, dinners or other special occasions. Those interested in exploring private event options should contact the Group Sales Department. www.tiogadowns.com

“Exit 65” Music Festival - September 25

The first annual Exit 65 Music Festival will be held on Sunday, September 25, from Noon to 6:00 pm, at Hickories Park

in Owego. The festival promises to provide fun, food, and music. There will be food, children's activities, wine and beer tasting, and eight bands. Featured bands include Homebrew, Triple Down, Tumble weed Highway, Ultra Vibe, Mike Davis and the Laughing Buddha Episodes, and Cousin Dupree. Tickets are $20 per person at the gate, $5 per student, and free for ages 5 and under. Tickets are available at the gate on the day of the event. Wine and beer tasting is $5 one-time entry fee to the wine and beer tent which will feature local wineries and breweries.

Ice Cream Social, Pie Baking Contest - Sept. 10

An old fashioned ice cream social and pie baking contest will be held on Saturday, September 10, 1 to 3 pm at the Tioga County Historical Society Museum at 110 Front Street in Owego. The cost is $5 for ice cream, $5 for pie tasting, $8 for ice cream and pie tasting. Kids are free. Pies will be judged on taste, presenta-

tion, and flakiness of crust. Bring two pies (one for judging, another for tasting) in disposable nine-inch pie tins (no refrigerated pies). For contest rules, and to sign up your pie, visit tiogahistory.org/pie-contest/. For more information, call 6872460, email museum@ tiogahistory.org, or visit www.tiogahistory.org.

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CCNN Receives Funding The Binghamton University Student Philanthropy Program recently awarded $3,207 to the Community Care Network of Nichols (CCNN). This program is a way for students to give to charitable organizations, and learn the impact that these organizations play in the community. CCNN’s mission is to help the elderly, chronically ill, and disabled to bridge the gaps between needed ser-

vices. CCNN was honored to be selected out of so many great organizations. This funding will help serve those in need, and make a difference where it counts the most. CNNN “cannot say thank you enough to the Binghamton University Philanthropy Student Program for giving CCNN the opportunity to continue to support our community.”

“Medicare 101” Seminar - September 15 Apalachin, NY (607) 625-3131 or (607) 754-2541

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Tioga Opportunities will present “Medicare 101” seminar in Candor on Thursday, September 15, 9:30 am, at McKendree United Methodist Church, 224 Owego Street in Candor. Come and gain knowledge that could

prevent late enrollment penalties or coverage gaps. Learn ways to possibly enhance your finances. To sign up for the seminar, call the Department of Aging at 687-4120, ext. 344. Space is limited, so call today.

Singspiration - September 16 Come and sing your favorite hymns and hear special music on Friday, September 16, at 7 pm, at the Memorial

Park Baptist Church, 1013 Front Street in Vestal. The cost is free. For more information call (607) 785-3757.

Women’s “HOPE” Seminar The first Women’s “HOPE” Seminar is planned for Saturday, October 1, at South Apalachin Baptist Church on 4116 Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin. The seminar will focus on all kinds of loss such as loss of a loved one, miscarriage, stillbirths, divorce, health loss, job loss, and more. Keynote speakers will address the following topics; Jeni Chase will be speaking on Hope-Choosing Joy; Rebecca Kasperek will speak on Fear vs Faith; and Holly M. Besser will speak about Anger and Guilt. There will be personal stories shared, worship music, and topic related vendor tables.

The seminar is sponsored by Perfect JOY Ministries, (PJM), a not-for-profit corporation founded to share hope and joy with those who are forgotten and suffering in silence after the loss of a child. Registration begins at 8:30 am with a light breakfast, followed by speakers and lunch. The seminar ends at 4:30 pm. There will also be door prizes. For more information and to register online, go to www.perfectjoyministries.com. The cost of this event is $15 to secure your registration. Registrations are due by September 14 and it will be $20 after that date and at the door. If you have questions, call 687-0050.

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Traci's Hope Annual BBQ - Oct. 1

The 13th annual fundraiser for Traci’s Hope, a nonprofit organization, will be held on Saturday, October 1, at the Apalachin firemen’s field day grounds off McFall Road in Apalachin. There will be lots of food, fun, and raffles. For more information, contact Mary Shiner at marrysgarden213@aol.com or visit Tracis-Hope on Facebook.

Craft Fair & Bake Sale - Sept. 10 An indoor Craft Fair and Bake Sale will be held on September 10, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 117 Main Street in Owego. There will be vendors, unique

gifts, decorations, and food items. The event is fully handicap accessible. For more information, contact Elaine at (607) 642-3579 or careteamspo@ stny.rr.com.

Owego Rotary Club Announces Scholarships Two members of Owego Rotary Interact were each awarded $500 scholarships. They are Bryanna Thomas, a 2016 graduate of Newark Valley High School who is attending SUNY Oneonta; and Riley Curry, a 2016 graduate of Owego

Free Academy who is attending SUNY Cortland. Interact is a Rotary sponsored club for youth ages 14 to 18 who want to join together to tackle community issues via hands on service projects.

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