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Football Team, Tioga Downs Support “Wounded Warriors”
The Waverly High School football team, which has been working to raise funds and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, visited Tioga Downs last month to thank owner Jeff Gural for his support in that mission. Mr. Gural generously donated $3500 to the team to purchase Wounded Warrior jerseys. The Wounded Warrior Project is a military and veterans charity service organization empowering injured veterans and their families. During their visit, the team recorded a video tribute thanking all of those who serve our country. The recording will be played on the team’s video board at the Wounded Warrior game on Friday Sep-
tember 8, Waverly’s first home game of the season. “It’s no secret that I’m very passionate about supporting the men and women who have bravely and selflessly served our country,” Jeff Gural said. “It’s wonderful that these students already share that great respect and appreciation for the veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. It was my pleasure to donate these jerseys; I could not be prouder of their efforts.” The Waverly football team has been fundraising, and will also be making a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Owego’s Lake Street is Open
After a long summer of construction projects to upgrade water and gas lines, the business district on Lake Street in Owego is once again open to vehicular traffic. Visitors and shoppers are now able to drive and park along Lake Street and the merchants are eager to welcome customers, old and new.
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The Apalachin Fire Department responded to a tractor-trailer accident on Pennsylvania Avenue between Rhodes and Lillie Hill Roads near Yorks Landscaping on Wednesday, August 30, just before 11am. It was reported that the driver fell asleep at the wheel. No one was seriously injured and no other vehicles were involved. The Tioga County Haz-Mat team responded to the scene for diesel fuel that leaked into the ditch. Campville Fire Department assisted at the scene.
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with games, food, drinks, team building, and there will be “timeouts” where short presentations of useful information will be provided. At the end of the event, all attendees will receive a packet of resources that encompasses what they learned. Tailgate Tioga will provide face-toface, personal interaction with a wide variety of businesses and their staff. Chamber President Gwen Kania states, “People are more likely to do business with someone from another business, if they’ve met. We are getting a room full of people together to have some fun, to learn, and we will watch what can happen!” Business people, people with professional associations and non-profit agencies and their staff are invited to participate. Register or become a sponsor by contacting the Tioga Chamber at (607) 687-2020 or visit www.tiogachamber.com.
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Lion 5K Walk/Run - October 14 The Apalachin Lions Club will host its 6th Annual Lion 5K Walk/Run on October 14, 2017, at the Apalachin Fireman’s Field Day Grounds in Apalachin. The event starts at 10:00 am with registration opening at 8:30 am. The entry fee is $20 (pre-registration and includes an official race T-shirt) and $25 (day of the race, with limited T-shirts available). A small snack will be available after the race. The pre-registration deadline is October 6. Prizes will be awarded to the Top Male, Top Female, and several different
ago brackets. A Kids Fun Run will also take place during the event. The walk/run will benefit the Apalachin Lions Club Activities Fund. All proceeds go back into the Apalachin, Campville, and Little Meadows communities. For more information about the 5K walk/run, visit the Apalachin Lions Club website at www.apalachinlions5K.com or Twitter - @ApalachinLion5K and Facebook-6th Annual Apalachin Lion 5K email Lion Jake Brown at email@example.com
Benefit for Margaret Russell - Sept. 17 Margaret Russell lost her home and all of her positions in a flash flood on July 26. A benefit for Margaret will be held on Sunday, September 17, 1:00 to 6:00 pm at Whitetails Bar & Grill in Little Meadows. Proceeds will go the help Margaret. The dinner will be spaghetti and meatballs with salad and dessert. There will also be raffles and other
events. For more information, stop by Whitetails or call 623-3508. Through the years Margaret has always given her time and resources to anyone who needed help in our community. Now it is time to give back and help Margaret.
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Christian Men’s Group to Donate to Kali’s Klubhouse On Friday, September 15, Brothers for the Cross will make a donation to Kali’s Klubhouse at Fargnoli Farm in Apalachin. Brothers for the Cross is a Christian men’s group that encourages younger men of all faiths to become involved in the church. Their fundraising efforts included a car show in June and the proceeds will be delivered at this presentation. Kali’s Klub House is a non-profit organization which serves people with
special needs, at-risk youth, and veterans using both mounted and unmounted equine activities. A team of volunteers, therapists, and equine specialists dedicate themselves to the growth and empowerment of the individuals they serve. The mission of Kali’s Klub House is to provide an environment of support which allows individuals with emotional, physical, and social disabilities to expand their boundaries and understanding of the world around them.
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The Apalachin Lions is looking for help with the clean up of Route 434 on Saturday, October 7, at 9:00 am. The clean up crew will meet at BEAM Electronics on Route 434. The amount of time normally spent is approximately 2 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.
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A presentation on transportation options in Tioga County will be held on Thursday, September 28, from 7:45 to 9:00 am in the auditorium of the county office building at 56 Main Street in Owego. Andy Fagan, Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County, will be the presenter. Through a mobility management grant from the Rural Heath Network of South Central NY, Andy has been working with the Tioga County Transportation Committee to complete an inventory of transportation options. At the workshop, you will learn about transportation options and resources
available to Tioga County residents: the “Getthere” Call Center; “Connection to Care” assistance; Travel Training; and new travel innovations underway. You will also have an opportunity to share transportation needs and suggest transportation solutions. For more information, contact Andy Fagan by calling 687-4020, ext. 312 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, contact the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce at 607-687-2020 or e-mail email@example.com.
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County Legislature Meeting - Sept 12
The ninth regular meeting of 2017 of the Tioga County Legislature will be held Tuesday, September 12, at 6:00 pm, in the auditorium of the county office building at 56 Main Street in Owego. Committee meetings will be held in the Legislative Conference Room, the auditorium, or conference rooms as listed. If you require accommodation or auxiliary aid, contact the legislative office at 687-8240. With advance notice, the necessary auxiliary aids will be provided at no cost to the person requesting assistance.
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The Tioga County Industrial Development Agency September Board meeting date has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 4:30 pm in the Legislative Conference Room of the county office building at 56 Main Street in Owego.
Golf Tournament to Benefit M.S. The 4th Annual Team Donna M.S. Society Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 23, at 9:00 am, at the Apalachin Golf Course in Apalachin (captain and crew teams of four). There will also be food, prizes, basket
raffles, and lots of fun. Price is $70 ($280 per team). All proceeds go to the M.S. Society. Sign-up now while team spots are available. For more information, contact Donna Richter at (607) 727-4438.
Community, OFA Grads Invited to Join Pep Band The Owego Free Academy Pep Band, under the direction of new OFA band director, Nick Olesko, is opening its membership to all residents of Apalachin and Owego, and to all OFA graduates. The mission of the pep band is to get the fans and team fired up with fun and exciting music in the stands, and entertain the audience at halftime with a mixture of current hits and classic favorites. The OA Pep Band will rehearse in the OFA band room on the Thursday and Friday before each home game, however it is not mandatory to attend all rehears-
als or games. The OA Pep Band will provide mellophones, baritones, trombones, sousaphones, and percussion instruments, as well as music and flip folders. Other instruments are available upon request on a limited basis. If you are interested in more information, email to oacsdband@ gmail.com. Include your name, contact information, and instrument. A rehearsal and performance schedule is available on the OA Pep Band website, http:// www.oacsd.org/PepBand.aspx.
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A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at Pumpelly House Estate at 44 Front Street in Owego at 5:15 on Thursday, September 14, followed by a cocktail and hors d'oeuvre reception from 5:30 to 8:00 pm, to celebrate the expansion of the estate's Carriage House Event. The expansion of the Carriage House includes the glassed Riverside Room which extends the inside of the Carriage
House to accommodate seating up to 210 people with a maximum capacity for events up to 300 people. The upgraded 1800 square foot wrap-around Riverside Deck overlooks gazebo, sloping lawns, and the Susquehanna River. The smaller deck with firepit has a garden setting. Also included in the upgrading is the second floor bridal readying room. www.PumpellyEstate.com
Tioga County Fair Board: “Thank You” The 2017 Tioga County Fair Board would like to thank all of the volunteers, vendors, and fairgoers that made this year’s fair possible. There were a lot of improvements to the grounds, and free things to see and do in all departments that helped grow the fair. There were also some challenges that tested both the board and the fairgoers. As the board looks forward to the 2018
fair season, it is committed to building on the positive and to correct the disappointments as much as possible. The Tioga County Fair Board hopes to see you August 7 - 11, 2018, for next year’s 159th Tioga County Fair. Planning officially begins in October and the board welcomes your help. For more information about volunteering, or getting involved visit www.tiogacofair.com.
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Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are returning to New York where they plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the region in September 2017. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically
significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. “American Pickers” is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send your name, phone number, location, and description of the collection with photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-OLD-RUST.
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Linen Day: Flax Processing at Home Textile Tool Museum
www.NikosAutoDetailing.COM Johannes Zinzendorf holds a handful of “tow” in his left hand and some fine long flax fiber in his right. Photo by Ruth Tonachel In July, the Home Textile Tool Muusing tools from the 1800’s. Some had seum (HTTM) in Orwell, PA, hosted brought spinning wheels to turn the fiber renowned flax and linen expert Johannes into thread. Flax is the oldest known Zinzendorf and a small part of his colplant fiber used by humans and linen is lection of tools and artifacts relating to probably the oldest textile in the world. flax and linen. Participants learned about The Home Textile Tool Museum is at the history and processing of the flax 1819 Orwell Hill Road on State Rt. 1036 plant - the raw material used in making in Orwell, PA. For more information, linen. Each participant was invited to visit www.httm.org process a handful of dried flax plants
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Phil Jordan Psychic Show - October 8 VFW Post 1371 and Auxiliary will host a Phil Jordan Psychic Public Show at the post on Sunday October 8, at 4:00 pm. Tickets cost $25 and are presale only. Only 100 tickets will be available as per request by Phil Jordan. During intermission, refreshments will be served. Reserve your tickets by calling the
Post at 687-1371. Drop off or mail your check payable to: VFW Post 1371 (memo line, Phil Jordan Show) 207 Main Street, Owego, N.Y. 13827. Proceeds from this event will be shared by the Post and Auxiliary to help in their efforts to support our veterans, their families and our community.
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Newark Valley Corn Maze Honors Giraffes April and Her Baby Tajiri
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loved destinations for families in our region, and it’s wonderful to see these two local attractions come together. We encourage our visitors to make a trip to the farm and show their support.” The 2017 corn maze is an outdoor adventure that boggles the mind with its vast 8+ acres of pathways, turning points and dead ends. Part of an increasingly popular “agritainment” trend, it will be joined this year by more than 265 “MAiZE” sites in U.S., Canada, Poland and the UK. Stoughton Farm’s corn maze opens to the public on September 16 and runs through October 31. Hours are 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday-Saturday and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday (last admission is 30 minutes before closing). On Friday and Saturday nights starting September 29, hours will extend till 10:00 pm for a nighttime flashlight maze (last admission takes place at 9:00 pm). Group reservations are available at any time, and school field trips are available during regular school hours by reservation. “The MAiZE” is located at 10898 State Route 38 in Newark Valley. Admission is $9.95 for ages 10 and up, $5.95 for ages 4-9, and free for kids 3 and under. Maze admission discounts are available for groups and field trips of fifteen or more people. Stoughton Farm also offers combination passes, which give maze goers unlimited fun with not only the maze, but the Cow Train, Hay Ride, and Jumping Pillow. www.stoughtonfarm.com
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Letter to the Editor
Writer Endorses Marks for Supervisor
Dear Editor: I am pleased to Endorse Jonathan Marks for the position of Town of Owego Supervisor. Jonathan has been not only a lifelong friend, but also a respected competitor. We attended Owego Free Academy together, and both raised our families right here in Owego. Jonathan conducts his business and personal life with character, integrity and always with respect and kindness to everyone he meets. He has owned and or managed businesses for nearly 4 decades. He knows how to read a spreadsheet, balance a budget, and best of all,
manage people and departments. I know too that Jonathan is a proponent of transparency in government, and is a prudent fiscal manager. If you haven’t met Jonathan yet, I'd suggest you to reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. I encourage you to join me and vote for Jonathan Marks for Owego Town Supervisor in the Republican Primary on September 12. Respectfully Submitted, Jeff Kies Jeff Kies Auto Sales, Owner Apalachin, NY
Letter to the Editor
Supporting Castellucci for Town Supervisor
We are writing this letter in support of Don Castellucci for Owego Town Supervisor. Perhaps you do not know Don personally, but you will know of the many things he does for you and this community…. Are you a senior who attends the Apalachin Lions Senior Dinner? Have you donated blood and wondered who organizes that? Do you donate or receive items at Tioga County Rural Ministries? Are you a Republican and looking to become a committee member, or seek office? Did you experience a ZERO percent tax increase on your town portion of your property tax bill in 2017? Has he personally come to your home to hear issues that concern you? Do you enjoy the Hickories Park now that it is refurbished, modernized and constructed to recover much quicker from the next catastrophic event? Are your street lights undergoing much needed improvements? Don Castellucci is accountable and fiscally responsible as he manages the Town of Owego. The Town of Owego has continual successful audits. He and his staff readily adjust to accounting requirements as required by law. He values and budgets for ongoing training in all departments. This ensures the town meets its requirements of safety, licensing and continuing job training credits. Speaking of budgets and Town spending, the Town already has a transparent process. There is a lot of information available on the Town website. The budget and the minutes are posted
so anyone can find what and where money is being spent. The town can only spend monies thru bi weekly abstracts and resolutions. Therefore, the Town Board approves all expenditures. Under Don’s supervision, we have had two major floods to our area and other major weather events. He, along with fellow board members have worked very hard to control spending while at the same time recover and repair the damages to the Town. In addition to many of the flood repair projects the Town has undertaken, is a new facility to house the Highway Department, Utilities Department and Parks Department. This flooding has caused interruption in services and catastrophic equipment losses. This is a joint project between NYS, FEMA and the Town to mitigate any future losses. We believe a project of this size needs continuity and experience in town government, which only Don has, to reach maximum benefit. We believe Don understands real issues facing our town, such as infrastructure, mandates, jobs and the opiate problem. He tries to find real solutions that do not further increase spending if possible. We have known him to listen to residents’ concerns. We have a safe and beautiful community along with a Town Government that is in good financial health. We also have a Supervisor that is more about managing, then being everyone’s friend. It’s a tough job, but one he does well. Michael and Barbara Roberts
Back to Church Rally - September 10 The First United Methodist Church of Newark Valley will hold Rally Sunday on September 10. The event allows you the opportunity to get connected or reconnected with church. There will be fun for all ages, and the event will take place rain or shine. Worship Service with Communion will be at 9:30 am followed at 10:30 am
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Seeking Applications for Grants The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers 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 2017 amount available to grant is $21,700. This is open to governmental or nonprofit organizations that benefit the youth of Tioga County, NY. Floyd Hooker was a resident of Owego who dedicated a portion of his
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Dear Editors, In spite of what the present administration considers a hoax I wish to draw attention to what must be considered the greatest threat to global survival. Climate Change is real. We, globally, are experiencing and will continue to experience conditions of localized drought, severe heavy storms with flood waters and rising ocean levels. The drought conditions will continue to extend desert conditions and reduce agricultural productivity throughout the world. This leads to emigration, regional stress and governmental chaos. Heavy rain storms such as repeated 100 year flood waters create havoc as many of our communities are located in flood plains. The damaging conditions are not easily protected by berms and evacuation plans.
The greatest threat however is a rising sea level. Much of our global population resides on our coasts. Our military is fully aware of this threat. When major cities of millions of people have to move it is going to create a dilemma that we have not yet experienced. It is not going to be pretty. The global temperatures are rising. The carbon dioxide and methane that we add to the atmosphere facilitate this warming. The glaciers are melting, coral reefs are dying with increased ocean acidification and our winters are getting shorter. We must take action and encourage solar, wind and geothermal energy sources as well as reducing personal energy demands. Marty Borko Waverly, NY
Emergency Preparedness Seminar Two Preparedness Seminars are being offered this month by the Tioga County Public Health Department. The first seminar is on Friday, September 15, 1:00 to 2:30 pm at the Country side Community Center at 9 Sheldon Guile Boulevard in Owego. The second seminar is on Friday, September on Friday, September 29, 10:00 to 11:30 am, at the Community Care Network of Nichols at 139 Roki
Boulevard in Nichols. The speaker will provide important tips on planning for a variety of emergencies. Having resources and strategies prepared can make a world of difference in the event of a crisis such as a natural disaster or the outbreak of a major disease. This presentation is free to the public, but registration is required. Call 6874120, ext. 331 to reserve your seat
“Couponing 101” Offered by Tioga Opportunities Clipping coupons is an activity that has been around for decades. When done effectively, grocery and other household expenses can be cut by up to 25%. If you’re new to couponing, or would like to learn new tricks, attend one of two presentations offered by Visions Federal Credit Union: • Tuesday, September 26, 9:00 to 10:00 am at the Countryside Community Cen-
ter, 9 Sheldon Guile Boulevard in Owego • Tuesday, October 3, 9:00 to 10:00 am at the Waverly Municipal Building, 32 Ithaca Street in Waverly. Learn how to stretch your dollars and save money on everyday purchases. The seminar is free, but registration is required. To register, call 687-4120, ext. 331.
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38 Special Concert Raises $110,000 for Southern Tier Veterans Support Group
Jeff Gural, second from right, presents a check for $110,000 to the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group. The presentation took place August 23 at Tioga Downs in Nichols.
Tioga Downs and the Gural family are thrilled to announce that last month’s 38 Special Concert raised $110,000 for the Southern Tier Veteran’s Support Group. “We are forever in debt to the men and women who have bravely served our country’s military,” Jeff Gural, Chairman of American Racing & Entertainment, said. “We’re proud to have surpassed our goal of $100,000. While we can never fully repay them their service and sacrifice, we know this money will go a long way toward assisting our veterans.” On August 23, at Tioga Downs in Nichols, Gural presented the check to the Southern Tier Veterans Sup-
port Group (STVSG). The mission of STVSG is to provide a network of resources for local veterans, service members and their families. Tickets to the concert were $15 each. For every ticket sold, Jeff and Paula Gural donated an additional $15 to help our veterans in the Southern Tier. Last year marked the tenth anniversary celebration for Tioga Downs. The entertainment complex offers live harness racing, casino gaming and live entertainment. For more information on Tioga Downs, please visit their web site at: www.tiogadowns.com.
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The new Apalachin Fire Station on Pennsylvania Avenue is starting to take shape with the installation of steel beams.
Candor Emergency Squad Golf Tournament - Sept. 23 The Candor Emergency Squad will host their Eighth Annual Four-Person Captain and Crew Golf Tournament at the Catatonk Golf Club in Candor on Saturday, September 23, with an 8:30 am shot-gun start. The cost is $65 per person which includes, green fees, cart, and BBQ dinner. 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, the Candor Emergency Squad’s website, or by calling 659-5529. Both golf and sponsorship registrations and payments are due no later than September 13.
Members Exhibition: Call for Entries The 5th annual Members’ Exhibition is coming up and open to current, renewing, and new members of Tioga Arts Council (TAC). Members may submit one work each, and submissions may include any original artwork that has been created by a TAC member as a single piece or edition. There is no fee to enter. To participate, complete a Members Exhibition Entry Form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it
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