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Newark Valley Apple Festival
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The 36th Annual Newark Valley Apple Festival was held October 3 and 4, at the Bement-Billings Farmstead. The event, sponsored by the Newark Valley Historical Society, featured a living history museum, great food, music, dancing, apple everything, gift shop, kids' activities, horse & wagon, crafters. Costumed demonstrators included open hearth cooking, cider press, blacksmith, soap, candles, spinning, weaving, and black powder shooting.
The 12th Annual Traci's Hope Fund Raiser has been re-scheduled for Saturday, October 10, at the Apalachin Field Day grounds in Apalachin. All proceeds from the event will benefit those fighting breast cancer in Broome, Tioga, and Susquehanna Counties. The event will feature a BBQ, music, raffles, and many activities for the children.
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Annual Senior Citizens Dinner in Apalachin The Apalachin Lions Club will host its 52nd Annual Senior Citizens Dinner on Thursday, October 29, at Donoli’s Restaurant Banquet Room on Route 434 in Apalachin. The dinner runs from 5:30 to 8:00 pm and includes a traditional Thanksgiving meal and entertainment. This year the Lions are again limiting invitations to residents of the Apalachin,
Campville and Little Meadows communities. These are the areas where the Lions Club solicits funds to serve the local community. If you are a senior citizen in Apalachin or Little Meadows who would like to attend, call Lion Dick Masters at 7480857 or Lion Donald Castellucci, Jr. at 687-0965. The Lions’ routine mailing will be sent to their regular attendees.
Holiday Food, Gift Sign-Ups Begin Applications for Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday food began on Thursday, October 1, and will end on Friday, October 30. Any low to moderate income Owego residents are welcome to apply. During this same time period, residents may also register for gifts for all Tioga County children, from infants to eighteen years of age. In order to streamline the sign-up process and to eliminate a long waiting period, the food pantry will be closed
from October 1 to October 9; during these two weeks, extra volunteers will be on hand to assist with the application process. The food pantry will re-open on Tuesday, October 13, and holiday signups will continue until the end of the month. The deadline for all applications is October 30. If any family or organization is interested in "adopting" a family for the holidays, please contact Sister Mary O'Brien by Monday, October 19, at 687-3021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ribbon cutting from the 2014 Tioga County Business Show
The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce invites the community to attend the Annual Business Show, Tioga Business 2015! The event, underwritten by Tioga State Bank, is Thursday, October 8, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Owego Treadway Inn and Conference Center. This year’s theme is Through the Looking Glass. You will be able to talk to many businesses and take a deep-
er look into what makes them successful. A celebratory ribbon cutting will take place at 10:00 am. New this year, a vendor/member networking event will take place from 3:00 to 4:00 pm featuring guest speaker Tracy Higginbotham, President of Women TIES. She will present “Top 5 Business Networking and Sales Tips from a 20 Year Entrepreneur.” Come and network with many local businesses. Enjoy food samples and music throughout the day and purchase a raffle ticket for one of the great prizes at the Leadership Tioga Booth The event is open to the public and has a $2.00 entrance fee. For more information, call the Tioga Chamber office at 687-2020 or email email@example.com.
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This section of Route 17 just east of Waverly has been in use for almost 50 years now with out any repair work being done to it, while the rest of the “Southern Tier Expressway” has been repaired and repaved many times over the years. Isn’t it about time that the State of New York stops the test and start using this type of concrete for our roads?
Craft Fair - November 7 Country Roads Home Show at Newark Valley Fire Department Hall in Newark Valley and the NV Fireman’s Auxiliary Fundraiser and Baked Goods will be held on Saturday, November 7, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 7151 Route 38 in Newark Valley.
The events will feature more than 20 vendors, crafters, vintage shopping for holiday shopping and special orders. There is room for more crafters. Admission is free. Clip this out and get a free cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa at the Holiday Fair.
Food Bank Receives Grant The Food Bank of the Southern Tier received a $10,000 grant from the Triad Foundation of Ithaca to support Food Bank’s general operating budget. The Triad Foundation supports education, science, and human services both locally and nationally. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier provides food assistance to 16,000 individuals each week through its network of more than 150 partner agencies, as well as two direct-service programs: the BackPack Program™ which provides weekend food packs for school children and the Mobile Food Pantry which distributes food to low-and moderateincome residents throughout the Southern Tier. The Food Bank service area includes Tompkins, Schuyler, Tioga, Broome, Chemung, and Steuben counties. The Triad Foundation has provided support for the work of the Food Bank since 2003.
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Photography Contest in Tioga County Tioga County Tourism is looking for images to use in marketing material to promote Tioga County. If you would like to see your images featured and credited in travel guides, signs, and brochures, submit your images in the following categories: the Arts, Agriculture, History, Shopping, Dining, Nature, Winter, and Events. Tioga County Tourism will choose one photograph in each category. Prizes will be awarded for best in each category. All of the winners will receive a framed certificate of their ac-
complishment, as well as a mention in any contest promotion by Tioga County Tourism in addition to photo credit in any marketing project where their images are used. The deadline is October 12, 2015. All submissions must be images of Tioga County, and must be accompanied by a completed entry form. For submission guidelines and an entry form, go to www.visittioga.com. For more information, call Tioga County Tourism at (607) 687-7440 or email email@example.com.
Arts & Crafts Fair - November 15 The Owego Rotary Club will hold its 7th annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Sunday November 15, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Owego Elks Lodge, 223 Front Street in Owego. The Arts & Crafts Fair is free and open to the public, The Rotary Club invites all artists and crafts persons as well as vendors of farm goods and homemade food to participate in this year’s fair. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so an early response will ensure
your reserved space and your name is included in pre-event publicity. Contact Nancy Della Pia at (607) 761 -7300 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application or stop by the following shops in Owego: Black Cat Gallery, Gallery Forty-One, River Row Books, or the Tioga County Council on the Arts in Owego. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Rotary Polio Plus Campaign.
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Rural Ministry Receives Grant Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM) received a $7,000 grant from the Tioga County Senior Citizens Foundation. TCRM will use the money to provide emergency assistance to low-income Tioga County seniors who are struggling
to make ends meet and need help with heat and utilities, car and home repair, prescriptions and medical needs. TCRM is grateful to the Senior Citizens Foundation for their generosity.
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Gala of Taste - October 29
Benefits Mercy House in Endicott Mercy House of the Southern Tier is announcing the 2nd annual Gala of Taste to be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish Center 701 West Main Street in Endicott, across from En-Joie Golf Course. The Gala of Taste will feature several local restaurants coordinated by P.S. Restaurant, a member of Southern Tier Independent Restaurants, tastings from local wineries and craft breweries, silent auction, raffle board, and entertainment provided by Fred Simmons Jazz Trio. All proceeds will benefit Mercy House of the Southern Tier. Mercy House of the Southern Tier will be a ten-bed facility that will sup-
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Annual Coat Drive The Apalachin Lions Club is collecting clean, useable winter coats for those in need. Coats can be left off at Blessed Trinity at St. Margaret Mary’s in Apalachin on the table at the right as you exit
mass, the Apalachin Library during regular hours, Johnson’s Pools & Spas in Owego. The coat drive ends November 22. The Lions thank you for your help.
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Sunday, October 17,1965 - (Above) A ground breaking ceremony is held for the new St. Margaret Mary’s Church on Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin. Father Valentine A. Jankowiak, the church’s pastor, digs the first shovel of dirt while Monsignor Donald Cleary, Dean of Tompkins and Tioga Counties, and area priests and altar boys look on. (Below) Members of St. Margaret Mary’s Parish after attending Sunday Mass at the church on New Street in Apalachin.
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Mobile Food Pantry - October 28 On October 28, 2015, 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 October 28 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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A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Wednesday, September 9, at Carol’s Coffee and Art Bar, 177 Front Street in Owego. Carol’s Coffee and Art Bar is an eclectic location that will stimulate your senses with the pleasantries of specialty coffees and local art in a comfortable setting.
In addition to coffee, the shop serves hot mulled cider, cocoa, smoothies, baked goods, ice cream and soups. The gallery has a monthly featured artist and uncorked art classes. This is the perfect location to start your day, have a quick meeting (free Wi-Fi), engage in something artistic, spend time with a friend, or grab something good to go.
Weitsman Receives Development Grant Additional expansion and innovation at Upstate Shredding’s scrap metal processing facility in Owego has led to another economic development grant award from NYSEG. Carl Taylor, vice president - customer service at Iberdrola USA, NYSEG’s parent company, recently presented the second installment of the $133,633 grant for electricity infrastructure upgrades to Adam Weitsman, CEO of Upstate Shredding Weitsman Recycling. “We are very thankful to NYSEG for their continued commitment to our growth as we continue to supply jobs and opportunity here in the Southern Tier and beyond. We are currently working on additional projects and look forward to bringing them to fruition later this year,” Weitsman said. “NYSEG and RG&E have a decadeslong history of supporting growing businesses through our robust economic development programs,” said Mark S. Lynch, president and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E. “Recognizing the benefits this project brings to the region, we are pleased to support Upstate Shredding.” Earlier this year, Weitsman Shredding installed a new $1.7 million, 9,000 horsepower motor to its mega shredder. The motor was part of a $3 million project that has allowed the company to add jobs, increase production by 30 percent and increase annual sales by $10 mil-
lion. In June 2013, Upstate Shredding earned a NYSEG economic development grant of $359,207 for electricity infrastructure upgrades for the company’s newly-constructed ASR wire chopping plant. This facility processes insulated automobile and appliance wire into copper, aluminum and plastic products, which are sold domestically and internationally. This process turned an expense into a revenue stream while also keeping additional waste out of the landfill. One of the projects that is underway at Upstate Shredding is the development of a new plant using state-of-the-art processing technology to further process “zorba,” a shredded mix of non-ferrous metals consisting primarily of aluminum. Upstate Shredding estimates that in 2016 it will process 110 million pounds of zorba through the new plant from its Owego and New Castle, PA shredder (currently under construction and expected to open later this year). The equipment will be housed in a new 20,000-square-foot building that will be constructed at 1 Recycle Drive in Owego. The technology was purchased from Wendt Corporation of Buffalo. All machinery for the new facility has been purchased in New York State and all labor on the project will be local.
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Barb Roberts Owego Town Board • Fiscally Conservative • Flood Recovery • Town Infrastructure • Pro Business • Park Improvements
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The New York State Gaming Facilities Location Board held a public comment hearing on Friday, September 18, at SUNY Broome in Binghamton, in order to hear comments from the public concerning Tioga Downs’ application for a casino gaming license and its potential impact to our community. Speakers came from across the Southern Tier and neighboring Pennsylvania areas. The speakers overwhelmingly supported the license being given to Tioga Downs and asked the board to recommend that Tioga Downs be granted the casino gaming license. Many
speakers pointed out the positive economic impact to the Southern Tier of Tioga Downs getting the license - more tourists, jobs, and tax revenue. Most praised Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural for his contributions to the community such as donating money to charitable organizations, veterans support groups, and his recent donation to the Tioga Central School District. The Gaming Facilities Location Board will make recommendations to the Gaming Commision which will make the final decision.
Candor Fall Festival - Oct 10 and 11
Tour of Maple Grove Cemetery During the Candor Fall Festival, the Candor Historical Society will offer an historic tour of Maple Grove Cemetery. The fun and educational tour will introduce you to some of the art, architecture, and people of Candor’s past. The guided tour starts at the front
entrance to the cemetery at 2:30 pm, Saturday, October 10 (rain date Sunday Oct. 11, at 2:30 pm). For more information, contact Dick Zavatto at (607) 659-4630 or email@example.com.
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“Sight Night” Puts Focus on Giving this Halloween This year, some kids will collect more than candy on Halloween. They will help Give the Gift of Sight by gathering used eyeglasses while they trick-or -treat throughout our community. Apalachin Lions, along with Apalachin and Tioga Hills Elementary School will be collecting glasses from October 26
through October 31, 2015. If the “ghouls and boys” don’t make it to your house on Sight Night, have no fear. Used eyeglasses can be dropped off year-round at all Lens Crafters stores, Apalachin Library or any Apalachin Lion.
Tioga Downs Presents Check to Food Bank and Veterans
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Jeff Gural and the Tioga Downs team presented large checks for charity to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier as well as the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group. The donations were a result of the ticket sales from concerts this summer in addition to personal donations
from Tioga Downs Chairman, Jeff Gural. Representatives from both recipient organizations accepted the checks and said a few words on behalf of their organization.
Rummage, Bake Sale - October 24 There will be a Rummage and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 24 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Little Meadows United
Methodist Church, 843 Pennsylvania Avenue (PA Route 858) in Little Meadows. Lunch will be available. A Bag sale begins at 1:00 pm.
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The fourth in a series of Owego Kiwanis Ornaments which feature Owego landmarks, is now available. This year’s ornament features the Owego Court Street Bridge. The ornament can be purchased though Van Horn Jewelers on Lake Street, Community Bank (Owego Office), Owego's Parkview Restaurant, or Kiwanis members. The cost is $20 which includes a display case. Van Horn Jewelers has offered to include, at no charge, a name and date engraving if desired. Ornaments in previous years featured the Court House (#1), the Fireman's Statue (#2), and SaSaNa Loft (#3) and they will be available at Van Horn Jewelers in case you missed any of the collection. They make a great gift. All profits are returned to our community.
A New Hope Center Receives Grant A New Hope Center is the recipient of a 2015 Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation Grant. This is a special project grant to aid in the development of a multi-use space for Tioga County community providers. This multi-use space will facilitate court ordered supervised visitation, supervised visitation exchanges, and child and family-friendly interview spaces for child victims. This space will be available for use by Tioga County law enforcement and child protective service workers.
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KARAOKE – Saturday November 21st start at 7 Watch the NFL Games with us JOIN US FOR NASCAR A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on September 25 at Sun-Daze Tanning Salon, 690 State Route 17C in Owego (across street from the Blue Collar Café and Kost Tire). Sun-Daze Tanning Salon offers new
style tanning beds with new bulbs, and sells lotions including The New Snooki by Nicole Polizze, J-Wow perfumes, hemp lotions and more. Sun-Daze’s fall/ winter hours are Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. www.facebook.sundaze690
Dress for Hope to Benefit New Hope Center October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Democratic Women of Tioga County are bringing an evening of dinner and dancing to the community, with all proceeds benefitting A New Hope Center. Located in Owego, A New Hope Center works to create safer homes and stronger families, while promoting respect, equality, and freedom for everyone. In addition to the women’s shelter, A New Hope Center provides prevention, intervention, counseling, and education services. The Tioga County Little Black Dress For Hope event, jointly sponsored by the Democratic Women of the Southern Tier & Fingerlakes, will be held at Tioga Downs Casino on Friday, October 16, 2015, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Women and men over 21 are invited to enjoy the
night out while supporting a vital service for our community. Wear your little black dress or purple tie to show that love shouldn’t hurt. Tickets are $40 and include a buffet dinner, non-alcoholic beverage, and live music by String of Pearls. A cash bar will be available. Democratic Women of Tioga County is devoted to empowering women and girls to take leadership roles in our community. “We are thrilled to once again bring this inspiring event to Tioga County and support A New Hope Center, which does so much for women in our community,” said Diane Lechner, President of Democratic Women of Tioga County. For more information, call (607) 3214925. To purchase tickets, go to www. DemocraticWomenofTiogaCounty.com.
Janet Thomas, Candidate for Owego Town Board, shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden at the Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade. According to Janet V.P Biden was full of energy and it was a thrill to meet him.
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Avian Flu Workshop - October 14 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will present an Avian Flu 101 Workshop on October 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension at 840 Front Street in Binghamton. At the workshop Jarra Jagne from Cornell University will be presenting the ins and outs of the disease, staff from APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) and NY Ag and Markets will be covering biosecurity and ways to help prevent this disease.
With the expectation of Avian Flu reaching the northeast this fall, it is important for flock owners, both big and small, to plan and to try to prevent their poultry flocks in New York from being affected by this fatal disease. The Cost of the workshop is $5.00 per person. Pre-registration is required by calling Carol at (607)772-8953 or by registering online at: https:// reg.cce.cornell.edu/avianflu101_203.
Tree Planting to Honor Candor Man What better time to plant a tree in memory of someone, then Octoberâ€” during the Candor Fall Festival of Events? To honor Charles Estelleâ€™s memory, the McKendree United Methodist Church, Owego Street, will be planting a tree in his name on Saturday, October 10, at 10:00 am. Roy Yarrington will be officiating the planting. Estelle was a long time resident of Candor, and a member of McKendree United Methodist Church, served as a trustee, and was on the Administrative
Board, as well as other committees. He was a Past Master of Candor Lodge #411 of Free and Accepted Masons, a Staff Officer for the Masonic Chemung/ Schuyler/Tioga District, and a member of the Stowell Chapter #495 Order of the Eastern Star. He served as an active member of the Candor Ambulance Squad for many years, and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Family and friends are invited to join the family to share in honoring his memory and service to the community.
County Legislature Meeting - Oct. 13 The tenth regular meeting of 2015 will be held at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, October 13, 2015, in the Edward D. Hubbard Auditorium at 56 Main Street in Owego. Committee meetings will be held in the Legislative Conference Room, the Edward D. Hubbard Auditorium, or Conference Rooms. Individuals requiring any accommodation or auxiliary aid may contact the Legislative Office at (607) 6878240. With advance notice, necessary auxiliary aids will be provided at no cost to the person requesting assistance.
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Letter to the Editor Dear Editor At the Board meeting on September 10, there was a discussion, led by VP Gene Cvik and supported by Pres. David Barton. The topic on the agenda was “HEARING THE PUBLIC.” What ensued was quite the opposite. What was discussed was how to restrict, contain and/or eliminate public comments. WHAT? The group charged with the education and development of our future citizens and leaders were discussing an end to public comments and questions. OR think “Repeal of the 1st Amendment” at least in Owego! Mr. Cvik said, “We are the Board!”, “We make the decisions!”, and “The public is not the Board!” Mr. Barton’s comments went as far as proposing to “eliminate public privilege from the floor, entirely.” What drove all this? A 70 year old Senior citizen asked for details regarding the Board’s action to approve increases for 3 Administrators! Her question regarded the percent of increase, the amount of increase and the length of the contract extensions. Mr. Barton concluded, “This is exactly why we do not want questions from the floor.” He then added, “I could look it up, (his meeting package was in front of him) but I am not going to.” Come now, Mr. Cvik! Come now, Mr. Barton! While there is NO LEGAL obligation to provide for public comments, the “NYS School Board Association’s policy recommends that boards permit public comments in the interest of transparency, accountability and community relations.” The same procedure is cited in your district policy manual
and district goals and objectives. The NYSSBA also advised on March 14, 2014, “The Board can take steps to ensure an orderly meeting, but it cannot lawfully restrict comments based on the viewpoints of the speaker.” Perhaps, instead of eliminating public discussion (remember, there are others in the community who come to the Board for various reasons) a more civil solution, would be to have any questions regarding financial data, be followed up with a written request, for clarity and accuracy. Another solution to reducing the number of questions being asked, would be to post the Board’s Meeting Package on the District’s web on the day following the Board meeting. Having the package posted would go a long way toward achieving the goal of transparency, accountability and community relations. Anyone attending a Board Meeting understands that a Board Meeting “is not a test!” No one expects Board Members to be all wise and all knowing, however when general questions, asked for the purpose of clarity of understanding, are met with an “I’m not going to tell you” response, the questioner is left with a negative impression. On behalf of the community, I ask Mr. Cvik, Mr. Barton and our educated, intelligent Board Members to come up with a more workable solution than “An End To Public Comment!” Our Community, District and Students deserve better from our Board. Joe Chartrand, Founder Tioga Citizens for Affordable Education & Excellence Owego, NY
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Candor Historical Society The Candor Historical Society is happy to be part of the Candor Fall Festival again this year. They will offer their annual Bake Sale and Flea Market on Saturday, October 10, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Candor Masonic Lodge on Rt. 96B. Prior to the event, donations of items (no clothes) are always welcome and can be either dropped off on Friday, October 9, starting at 1:00 pm, or by contacting Milt Dougherty to make other arrangements. Donations of Baked Goods are always welcomed, and should be dropped off Saturday morning, starting at 8:00 am. For more information, contact Milt Dougherty: firstname.lastname@example.org, (607) 659-
7357). There is always something for everyone at very low, reasonable prices, and always includes kitchen items, electronics, knick-knacks, linens, games, books, etc. So stop in, browse a bit, chat with society members and guests, and stop at the book-nook where Historian Carol Henry will have a blend of Candor history books, her 1877 American historic novel, as well as her latest contemporary holiday suspense novel. Consider joining and supporting the Candor Historical Society while you enjoy a free cup of coffee.
Harvest Dinner - October 16 A Harvest Dinner will be held on Friday, October 16, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at St. Margaret Mary’s Church, 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin. The menu includes roast pork, baby potatoes, homemade squash and ap-
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Lions 5K Walk/Run - October 17 The Apalachin Lions Club is hosting its 4th Annual Lion 5 K Walk/Run on October 17, 2015. It will be held at the Apalachin Fireman’s Field Day Grounds at 10:00 am sharp with registration opening up at 8:30 am. The race will help to benefit the Apalachin Lions Club Activities Fund, with all proceeds going back into the Apalachin/Campville/Little Meadows Communities. The entry fee for this event is $20.00 (pre-registration and includes an official race T-shirt) and $25.00 (day of the race, limited T-shirts
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New York State Women in Business Month A salute to professional and business women According to Bank of America's Spring 2014 Small Business Report, women small business owners are more optimistic about growth than their male counterparts: • 70% of women small business owners expect their revenues to increase in the coming year (compared to 66% of men) • More than half (56%) of women plan to hire more employees in the next 12 months (compared to 50% of men) • 68% of women plan to grow their business over the next five years (compared to 63% of men) While at the same time, more women report that they are able to spend more time with their family as a result of running a small business than their male counterparts: • 37% of women say they spend less time with their family as a result of being a small business owner (compared to 50% of men)
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The 25th Annual Catatonk Valley Wood Carvers Show and Sale will be held during the two-day Candor Fall Festival, October 10 and 11. This year’s major raffle is a handcarved wooden chest filled with a menagerie of hand-carved, hand-painted wooden Christmas ornaments, lovingly designed and produced by local carvers. There are other donated hand-crafted items to be raffled (Sunday at 5:00 pm), along with various demonstrations throughout the event. The Wood Carvers Show and Sale will be held at the Candor Fire Hall on
Rt. 96 in Candor. Doors are open between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. There is no admission fee, although those wishing to take home a carving from one of the many vendors, may purchase or commission one of their choosing. The Fire Department/Auxiliary will have plenty of food and refreshment for purchase. Prepare to spend time browsing, chatting, and enjoying the best of the best the Catatonk Valley Wood Carvers have to offer. For more information, contact Randy Conner at (607) 659-4352.
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Shine the Light on Domestic Violence Tioga County joins the statewide “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” campaign, which is spearheaded by the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV). The campaign encourages public, private and non-profit entities to raise awareness of the issue by embracing the color purple – the symbolic hue for domestic violence awareness – by shining purple lights on buildings or other structures in the community, wearing purple or sponsoring awareness events. Each year, hundreds of organizations and individuals across the state participate in the Shine the Light on Domestic Violence campaign. In addition to shining the light A New Hope Center is offering the community multiple ways to color the area purple. For example, wear purple on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, to help generate discussion and awareness of domestic violence and dating abuse. Consider
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U-E, Vestal Schools Team Up to Score Big for CHOW Using their power for good, the students at Union-Endicott and Vestal High Schools are entering a friendly competition to collect donations for CHOW with rival food drives October 1 to October 9 at both schools. Vestal High School’s Lighthouse Committee challenged Union-Endicott High School to participate in a joint food drive. Union-Endicott and Vestal students will bring in nonperishable food items for the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse, and this leadership initiative will culminate during the powerhouse Golden Bears versus U-E Tigers football game on October 9. The members of the Lighthouse Committee are asking students, parents and other attendees to bring nonperishable food items to the game and deposit them in either the Vestal or U-E bins, which will be located at both the “Home” and “Away” entrances to Hoo-
ver Stadium. The decades-old football rivalry provides a great opportunity for both students and fans to show their school spirit, while benefiting our local communities. To add to the fun, principals at both schools will compete in a friendly football challenge during halftime of the game, with Dr. Albert Penna facing off against Steven DiStefano. Volunteers will keep count of the number of donated food items in all of the bins, and the winning school along with the total amount of food collected will also be announced at halftime. The Vestal Lighthouse Committee further challenges Union-Endicott High School to pay it forward by challenging another local school with the hopes of raising an abundance of food for CHOW… The pressure is on!
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Drumbeats Through Time The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center's 12th Annual "Drumbeats Through Time" event has been scheduled for Saturday, October 17, from 12:30 to 5:00 pm, at SRAC, 345 Broad Street in Waverly. The event includes a private membership meeting/luncheon that begins at 11:00 am for the SRAC membership which will include fun prizes, a great meal and a presentation by Director, Deb Twigg on SRAC's past year as well as their future plans. Members are asked to RSVP for the luncheon at (607) 5657960. The doors open for the public at 12:30 pm with speakers starting at 1:00 pm in the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center lecture hall. The first speaker of the day will be Paul Krohn, who donated the largest NYS private collection of fossils which are now on exhibit at SRAC for the public to enjoy. Paul has been collecting fossils throughout New York State for most of his life and has extensive knowledge on the topic. His impressive resume of fossil work includes being a past curator at the Museum of the Earth. The second speaker of the day will be Dr. Deeanne Wymer from Bloomsburg University who will be presenting her
latest excavation and findings at The Snake Den Mound Complex. The site has provided new insights into the understanding of the Hopewell culture's usage of hilltop spaces, and Dr. Wymer will share her vast knowledge from work spanning decades on the topic in her usual creative and energetic style. The third speaker of the day will be SRAC's cofounder and executive director, Deb Twigg presenting "Carantouan and Spanish Hill" in celebration of the 400 the anniversary of the first white explorer entering our region 5 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1615. Twigg's article that was published in the peer reviewed archaeology journal, The Pennsylvania Archaeologist in 2005 places the nation of Carantouan (three villages) in the vacinity of Spanish Hill. The event closes with the national award winning Seneca "Buffalo Creek Dancers" who will share their traditions and dances for the audience to enjoy. The event is free for the public to enjoy and is SRAC's annual celebration of the region's prehistoric and Native American past. To learn more visit http:// www.sracenter.org/drumbeats/
“The Family Willis and Friend” - October 10 “The Family Willis and Friend”, a work by Chuck Knauf, will be presented as a reading by four local Tioga County performers at the Tioga County Historical Society on Saturday, October 10, 3:00 pm. The Family Willis consists of Nathaniel Parker Willis, a famous author, poet and journalist who lived by the Owego Creek from 1837-1842, and wrote “Letters from under a Bridge” while living there; Sara Willis, who became famous in her own right as an author and journalist with the non de plume of Fanny Fern; and their younger brother, Richard Storrs Willis, musician, composer and journal editor. The friend is Harriet Jacobs, former slave from North Carolina, who was a close associate of the Willis family and nurse to N. P. Willis’s children over the years.
In this presentation, the performers will narrate each of their own life stories, in part, and interchange play-like dialogue, which at times becomes heated between NP and Sara/Fanny. In real life they become estranged; the cause to be portrayed in the program. Reading the part of Nathaniel Parker Willis will be Ed Nizalowski, wellknown Newark Valley historian, who once portrayed Nathaniel Parker Willis as a docent at the “Walk Thru Time” at Hiawatha Island. Reading the parts of Sara/Fanny, Richard, and Harriet will be, respectively, Cathy Yetter, Frank Mischke, and Brenda-Cave James. The TCHS Museum is at 110 Front Street in Owego. The event is free. For more information, call 687-2460 or email email@example.com. www.tiogahistory.org
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