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The 14th Annual Traci's Hope BBQ will be held Saturday, October 7, Noon to 6:00 pm, at the Apalachin Field Day grounds in Apalachin. The event will feature a BBQ, music, raffles, and activities for children. All proceeds from the event will benefit those fighting breast cancer in Broome, Tioga, and Susquehanna Counties.

Newark Valley’s Apple Festival will be held October 7 and 8, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Bement-Billings Farmstead on Route 38 in Newark Valley.

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Owego Fire Department News

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was part of the fabric that held Station #3 and its company together. From cleaning the station, cooking the roast at the annual #3 clambake, or ensuring the Company #3 truck #803 was in order, Chris has been dearly missed. You would see him pedaling gallantly from his house on George Street to #3’s station a block away whenever the fire whistle sounded. Always community minded, Chris was also member and leader of Boy Scout Troop 37; Lieutenant & Custodial Engineer of Croton Hose Co. #3, a member of the Owego Fire Police and the VFW Post #1371 Auxiliary.

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Tioga County Rural Ministry last month received $2,500 from Gault Toyota. Connie and Bob Gault have been donating $5,000 per month throughout 2017 to Southern Tier not-for-profit organizations who registered for their Gault Gives Back Campaign. The money will help to fund TCRM’s Thanksgiving and Christmas food programs.

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My name is Thomas Kinney Jr. I would like to let you know that I am running for Town of Owego Highway Superintendent. I am a hard working man, born and raised in Owego. I have worked in construction for over 20 years. I have supervised crews of up to 20 workers. I have run multi-million dollar jobs on highway and city roads, and finished on budget and on time. My goal is to fix the problems with the roads and not just apply bandages. I would like to thank everyone who helped me to get on the ballot by signing my petition.

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5K Walk/Run on October 14 The Apalachin Lions Club is hosting its 6th Annual Lion 5K Walk/Run on October 14 at the Apalachin Fireman’s Field Day Grounds at 10:00 am with registration opening up at 8:30 am. The entry fee for this event is $20 (preregistration 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 Top Male, Top Female, and several different ago brackets. A Kids Fun Run will also take place during the event. For more information about the run, visit www.apalachinlions5K.com or Twitter - @ApalachinLion5K and Facebook-6th Annual Apalachin Lion 5K, or email Lion Jake Brown at wmjbrown@gmail.com

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Rotary Club Awards Scholarships The Owego Rotary Club recently awarded scholarships to local students. The Newark Valley Interact Scholarship for $500 was awarded to Mya Milewski, a senior and active in the Owego Rotary-sponsored Newark Valley High School Interact Club. The Owego Free Academy Interact Scholarship for $500 was awarded to Dylan Feliciano, also a senior and active in the Owego Rotary-sponsored Owego

Free Academy High School Interact Club. Dylan is also very active in the Tioga County Anti-Hunger Task Force. "Supporting the high school Interact program is a vehicle to introduce students to community service and in keeping with the Rotary mantle of Service Above Self, stated Al Bingley, Owego Rotary President.

Tour Maple Grove Cemetery with Phil Jordan A special addition to the Candor Historical Society’s participation in this year’s Candor Fall Festival of Events is a walking tour of Maple Grove Cemetery on Sunday, October 8, starting at 1:00 pm. The tour will be narrated and guided by Phil Jordan, highlighting many of his remembrances of various locals now

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buried in Maple Grove. Sure to be an entertaining talk, the tour will start at the front entrance to the cemetery. The event is free and open to the public. A donation box for the Candor’s Veterans Memorial Fund will available for those who wish to contribute. For more information, contact Dick Zavatto 607-2364011, dzavatto@hotmail.com

Apalachin Fall Highway Clean Up The Apalachin Lions is looking for help with clean up of Route 434 on Saturday, October 7, at 9:00 am. The clean up crew will meet at BEAM Electronics on Rt. 434. The amount of time normally spent is approximately two hours to pick up trash on a three-

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The Newark Valley Fire Department Auxiliary’s annual fundraiser, Country Roads Holiday Show, will be held on Saturday, November 4, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at 7151 Rt. 38 in Newark Valley. There will also be a bake sale. Crafters and vendors who would like a spot at the event should call or text Kat Amato at (607) 237-9477.

Rummage Sale - Oct 7 A rummage sale will be held on Saturday, October 7, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Nichols United Methodist Church in Nichols.

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Senior Citizen Dinner The Apalachin Lions Club will host its 54st Annual Senior Citizen Dinner on Thursday, October 27, at Donoli’s Restaurant Banquet Room on Route 434 in Apalachin. Invitations to the dinner are limited to residents of the Apalachin, Campville, and Little Meadows communities which are the areas where the Lions Club solicits funds to serve the community. If you are a senior citizen in Apala-

chin, Campville, or Little Meadows and would like to attend the dinner, call Lion Dick Masters (607) 748-0857 or Lion Donald Castellucci Jr. (607) 687-0965. You must have reservations to attend. The dinner runs from 5:30 to 8:00 pm and includes a traditional Thanksgiving meal and entertainment. The Lions Club’s routine mailing will soon be sent to the regular attendees.

Flu Shot Clinics The Department of Aging has announced the upcoming flu shot clinics: Friday, October 20, 1 to 3 pm, Countryside Community Center, 9 Sheldon Guile Boulevard, Owego; and Thursday, October 26, 10am to

Noon, Waverly Municipal Building, 32 Ithaca Street, Waverly. Bring your insurance cards with you. For more information, call (607) 6874120, ext. 331.

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Apalachin Fire Department News

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Dear Apalachin Taxpayers, The capital project for Station 1 on Pennsylvania Ave. continues to show steady signs of progress. There have clearly been some delays on the part of our contractor, but as of today,the schedule indicates we will still achieve our goal of being in the station in 2017. The priority of the commissioners is to ensure this project stays on-budget, on -target to meet the needs of the district, and on-time to prevent any costly delays. Along with the extraordinary engagement of our Building Committee, we are on target to accomplish this goal. For those who have been able to drive by the project recently, you likely noticed that the structure is in place, the roof is nearly completed, and the floors have been poured. Before that could occur however, the electricians and plumbers had to complete their roughins, which they did. Over the coming weeks, you will see a dramatic change as the walls are constructed and the building is closed in. While the interior work will take a few months to complete, you will be able to see progress on the site work that is happening simultaneously. In addition to the capital project, the commissioners unanimously voted to acquire the foreclosed property of 19 New Street behind the fire station for

$14,000. This purchase was made with operating funds that became available this year primarily because the old fire station had been demolished, releasing funds that would have otherwise been used for utilities or snow-plowing. This acquisition will allow the district to create additional parking in the rear of the new station as we look years ahead. Final note as we head into October, or as the commissioners call it, Budget Season. Our goal has been to return the fire district to operating within the Property Tax Cap law following the implementation of the capital project budget last year. The taxpayers will likely appreciate we fully anticipate achieving this goal for 2018 based on the worksessions thus far. A public meeting will be held Tuesday, October 17, at Station 3. Please check the paper or contact me as we get closer for the exact time as all members of the public are welcome. Thank you all once again for your support of our volunteer firefighters. If you have any questions, compliments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me with the details below. Sincerely, Brian Rieber Chairman, Board of Fire Commissioners Chairman@apalachinfd.com 607-765-2974

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Rummage Sale - October 6 & 7 A rummage sale will be held at the Campville United Methodist Church, 6110 Route 17c Endicott (Campville) on Friday, October 6, 9am to 2pm, and Saturday, October 7, 9am to Noon. On

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A Harvest Dinner will be held on Friday, October 13, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin.

The menu includes roast pork, baby potatoes, squash, applesauce, vegetables, rolls/butter, assorted pies and desserts. Hot and cold beverages will be served. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children age 5 to 12, and free for children under 5. Take-out orders are available by calling 625-3192 on the day.

TCRM Holiday Food, Gift Sign-Ups Begin Applications for Tioga County Rural Ministry’s (TCRM) Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday food will begin on Monday, October 2, and end on Monday, October 16. Any low to moderate income Owego residents are welcome to apply. First come, first served, and TCRM only accepts the first 250 families. During this same time period, residents may also register for gifts for all Tioga County children, from infants to eighteen years of age.

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In order to streamline the sign-up process and to eliminate a long waiting period, the food pantry will be closed from October 2 to 13. During those two weeks, extra volunteers will be on hand to assist with the holiday application process. The food pantry will re-open on Monday, October 16. If any family or organization is interested in "adopting" a family for the holidays, contact Sister Mary O'Brien by Monday, October 16 at 687-3021 or mobriencsj@stny.rr.com.

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Eagle Scout Project Needs Your Support My name is Phillip Card. I am a Life Scout in Windsor Troop 68 and a senior at Windsor Central High School. I am a candidate for Eagle Scout which is the highest rank in Boy Scouts. One of the BSA requirements to earn the Eagle badge is to “plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.)” Eagle Projects demonstrate leadership and organizational skills and require the support of their troop as well as the public. My Eagle Scout project will be at the new Conservation Center in Windsor. Longtime Windsor resident Charles Pettus left his property on Abbey Hill Road to the Waterman Conservation Education Center upon his recent passing. The Waterman Center is wellknown for their conservation education and environmental efforts in Tioga County and now will be able to extend their efforts to Windsor. watermancenter.org. The Conservation Center will be developed with trails for hikers, nature enthusiasts, school groups and the general public to enjoy the scenic beauty of Windsor. I have been approved by the Eagle Scout Board of Review to build a 12' x 16' Adirondack style shed with seating near the entrance of the property. This shelter will allow a safe place for visitors during inclement weather or should someone need a place to await emergen-

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cy services. In order for this or any Eagle project to become reality, Scouts are encouraged to ask for donations from the community. These can be in the form of materials or money. Any amount is appreciated and will help me complete my project and earn my Eagle rank in Scouting. The materials and supplies for this project are estimated at approximately $1,700 and funds must be raised to cover these costs. My goal is to raise these funds within the next 30 days so the project can be completed quickly as it must be done by mid-October. Checks can be made payable to Phillip Card Eagle Project and mailed to 121 Main St, Windsor, NY 13865 or on GoFundMe at www.gofundme.com/EagleProject-Phillip-Card.

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Polish Dinner at St. John’s - October 22 St. John the Evangelist Church on Rock Street in Newark Valley is sponsoring its annual Polish Dinner on Sunday, October 22, from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 pm. The menu includes Holupki, Pierogi, Kielbasa, Noodles and Cabbage, sauerkraut, bread/butter, tossed salad, dessert, and drink. Take outs are available. The

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Chicken BBQ - Oct 7 A chicken BBQ will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church and School, Rt 17C in west Owego, on Saturday, October 7 from 11:00 am until sold out. Cost is $10 per dinner (half chicken and sides). Call 687-6376 for presale.

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Apalachin Lions HOBY 2017

Wear your costume to Gigi’s on Pictured at the Apalachin Lions dinner on Sept. 27, from the 2017 HOBY workshop are (left to right) John Mendelis, OFA; Lion Pres. Judy Murphy; Andrew Gates, Vestal HS; and Lion VP2 Leigh Ericson. The Apalachin Lions Club, in conjunction with Lions Clubs International, is sponsoring a sophomore student from Owego Free Academy and Vestal Senior High School to participate in the regional Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) workshop in the spring of

2018. The Apalachin Lions believe that HOBY will benefit the participant as well as his/her peers, the school, and the community at large. Ask your guidance department Kim Hakne at Owego Free Academy and Rebecca Martino at Vestal Senior High School, about HOBY.

Rural Ministry Receives Donation Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM) thanks the Tioga County Senior Citizens Foundation for their recent gift of $7,000 which will enable TCRM to respond to many basic needs of sen-

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The 50th anniversary of Tioga Hills Elementary School was celebrated on September 23 by current and alumni students, families, and staff who enjoyed an exhibit of memorabilia, a photo slideshow, and refreshments. Pictured above: Attendees at the anniversary celebration stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Local Foundation Gives Donation to 9/11 Memorial at Hickories On September 11, the Town of Owego held a memorial service at the Hickories Park 9-11 Memorial site.

Firefighters, EMS, and police personnel as well as many residents attended the service to remember over 3,000 vic-

tims, including Apalachin resident Derek Statkevicus.

During the service, the Town of Owego received a check for $12,000 toward construction of the memorial from Stephanie Carrigg, representing the Mildred Faulkner Foundation.

The memorial is now 75% funded. If you would like to make a donation, go to townofowego.com.

Woodcarvers Show - October 7 & 8 The Catatonk Valley Woodcarvers will hold their 27th Annual Woodcarvers Show and Sale at the Candor Fire Hall on Rt. 96B in Candor, on Saturday, October 7, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, October 8, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, during Candor’s Fall Festival of Events. On display will be various waterfowl, realistic birds, caricatures, relief carvings, chip, and bark carvings. Pictured is the main raffle prize - a hand crafted wooden quilt with blocks of various historic places or farm scenes—a joint effort by the members. Each block is carved, painted, some used wood burning techniques, and each block is signed by the individual carver. The winner will be drawn on Sunday, October 8, at 4:00 pm.

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An official groundbreaking ceremony was held last month at Owego’s Gateway Building project on Front Street in Owego. The intent of the 2.9 million dollar Gateway project is to help revitalize the Village of Owego’s historic downtown central business district by reconstructing an anchor building at 200-204 Front Street. The previous buildings at the site were destroyed by an early morning fire on July 1, 2000. After 17 years the property will now be in-filled with a new construction mixed-use development building, and will offer retail and office space on the first floor to encourage commercial development in the downtown area, as well as, create eight twobedroom apartments on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Public restrooms for shopping, local events and River Walk patrons are also included in the design. The Tioga County Department of Economic Development and Planning in conjunction with developer, Bruce Nelson of Nelson Development Group, LLC, began work on this project in early 2016. Earlier this year Governor Cuomo announced that the Village of Owego, on behalf of the Gateway Project, was awarded $500,000 through Round IV of Empire State Development’s Restore New York Communities Initiative. Additionally, the project was awarded $1,600,000 through the Small Project

Affordable Rental Construction Program (SPARC). Steven May, Mayor of the Village of Owego stated, “I was proud to invest nearly $70,000 to help transform the village eyesore that the 200-204 vacant “hole” became after the 2000 fire, into an attractive and well used open air forum for the village and visitors to congregate and socialize while enjoying the wares of our splendid shops. That open air venue will be missed, but it was always understood that the goal by many was that the missing buildings be replaced to fully restore that section of Front Street. The addition of this new building will reclaim not only the aesthetic and structural integrity of the village's historic downtown, but also brings great benefits to residents, business owners and visitors alike.” Construction on the Gateway building began in September and the project is anticipated to be completed by December 2018. During construction offsite parking will be arranged for construction vehicles, and the project will only occupy the parking spaces directly in front of the site on Front Street. The sidewalk will remain open under scaffolding, and a small window will allow a peek of the construction activity. Open houses will be held the 3rd Friday of every month from 5:00 to 7:00 pm to encourage community involvement and interest in the project.

Halloween Carnival at Waterman Center Waterman Conservation Education Center will host a Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 28, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. There will be a costume parade, a contest with prizes awarded, games,

crafts, treats, face painting, cider and doughnuts, and food and drinks all for nominal cost. Cost is $4 for member, $6 for nonmembers. Waterman Center is at 403 Hilton Road in Apalachin.

Peace Poster Contest The Future of Peace is the theme for the 2017 Peace Poster contest. The Apalachin Lions Club is sponsoring the program in two local schools. Student’s ages 11 through 13 are eligible to participate. Each participant selects a medium as outlined in the contest rules and

draws, paints or sketches their interpretation of the theme. The deadline is October 6. The contact people at schools are Jolene Williams (OA Middle School) and Christopher Gilligan (Vestal Middle School).


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ROBBIE’S PRODUCE OPEN DAILY 9:30 am to 7:30 pm 7830 Route 434, Apalachin, NY Between McDonalds & Dunkin Donuts

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last month to celebrate the new location of Courtyard Gifts at 165 Main Street in Owego. Courtyard Gifts is a unique gift store that has been in business for the past 20 years. Having recently relocated from Binghamton, owner Bruce Potter still

carries framed art, crystal, clocks, vases, lamps and apparel as well as fine jewelry of all kinds. Courtyard Gifts is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Ribbon Cutting at Wellness Center A ribbon cutting was held last month for Vibrant Lifestyles Wellness Center at 64 North Avenue in Owego. The Wellness Center offers massage therapy, energy therapy, aromatherapy, contouring and cleansing for face and body. Men and women of all ages, shapes and sizes can come in and enjoy

free wellness consultations, contouring and cleansing demos, massage and energy therapy demos. Lobby open hours are Monday through Friday, 12:00 to 7:00 pm. Therapists are available by appointment only.

Macintosh – sweet & tangy Excellent for eating & sauces Empires - sweet yet tart & juicy Eating, salads, baking & sauces Macoun - extra sweet & tender Eating, sauces and salads Honeycrisp - sweet, tart & crisp Eating, salads, sauces & baking Cortland - sweet juicy & tender Eating, salads, pies & baking Crispin – sweet & very juicy Eating, sauces, baking & freezing 20 ounce - firm, juicy & tart Cooking, pies & apple sauce

Autumn crisp - sweet-tart flavor Great eating & cooking Gala - sweet juicy & crisp Excellent eating & for salads Jonagold - honey sweet & juicy Eating, salads, sauces & baking Granny Smith - tart flavor Great for eating & cooking Red delicious - sweet, juicy & crisp Excellent for eating & salads Yellow delicious - mild, sweet & juicy Excellent for pies Northern spies - tart Eating, sauces, baking & pies

Ribbon Cutting at Farmer Browns Marketplace

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A ribbon cutting was held on September 26 to celebrate a new owner for Farmer Browns Marketplace at 4280 Route 434 in Apalachin. New owner Logan Keeney has many years of growing and gardening experience that started in high school horticulture class running the school’s greenhouse. He apprenticed on an organic vegetable farm, obtained a permaculture certification, served on the board of Project Grow, and got the garden growing at Tioga Downs Casino.

Keeney has plans to expand into a four-season marketplace offering early spring flowers, summertime annuals and perennials, vegetable plants, small shrubs, perennial edibles, fall mums, Halloween pumpkins, and items to dress -up your homes for the winter holiday season. Farmer Browns Marketplace is open 9:00 am to 7:00 pm daily from April through October 27.

Ornament Features Hiawatha Island The Owego Kiwanis’ 6th ornament is now available and features Owego Hiawatha Island. The ornament can be purchased though Van Horn Jewelers on Lake Street, Community Bank (Owego Office) 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. The five previous ornaments featured the Court House (#1), Fireman's Statue (#2), SaSaNa Loft (#3), Court Street Bridge (#4), and Central Fire Station (#5). Any of the remaining previous ornaments will also be available at Van Horn Jewelers in case you missed any of the collection. All profits are returned to our community.

Town of Owego

Dean A. Morgan Town Board Craig Yochum Town Board Mary Kennedy Town Clerk Mark Clark Highway Superintendent


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International Students Enjoy Day in Warren Center

International Student Exchange participants from different countries met together with their host families recently at the home of Pete and Jill Darling of Warren Center, Pennsylvania. The high school students met fellow ISE students for the first time at their student orientation conducted by ISE Area Representative, Jill Darling. The group enjoyed kayaking and canoeing on the Darling Pond and hiking on trails in the woods. Afterward, the students were introduced to the All-American treat--making and eating S’Mores around the campfire. All of the eleventh graders are in various school districts--pictured from L to R are: Hector from Mexico (Cortland High School, NY); Olivia from Spain (Union-Endicott, NY); Jill Darling (ISE Area Representative); Huong (Haley) from Vietnam (Cortland High School); Keying (Shirley) from China (Wyalusing High School, PA); and Lena from Germany (North Rome Christian School, PA). All of the students are here for the entire school year, with the exception of one who’s here for half a year. Lena from Germany already skis and the rest want to learn to ski. “I’ll make sure you all learn how to ski at Greek Peak before you go back home,” said Jill Darling, who’s on the board of Triple Cities Ski Club. ISE is a cultural exchange program and students come here to learn English and to experience what it’s like living in the United States. They’re elite academ-

ics and tend to be extremely mature, disciplined, well-behaved and relate well to all ages of people, especially adults, Darling said. They’re eager to share their culture with their host families and fellow school students. Host families provide three meals a day and a room for the student. Students pay for everything beyond that. Families don’t necessarily need to have teenagers living in the home to become a host family; they may have young children, adult children or no children at all. It’s a great opportunity for empty nesters and single adults to have teens in their homes. Homeschooling families can benefit from the program as a cultural learning experience for their own children even though exchange students must attend local high schools. In many cases, host families forge close relationships with their students and have the opportunity to visit the students and their natural families in their homes. It’s an exchange program that can work both ways. When host family applications are completed early and background checks made, then those families will have better choices on students from particular countries of interest. ISE is seeking host families in New York and Pennsylvania. Contact ISE Representative Jill Darling for more information: cell 607-239-1029 or home 570-395-3215. New York and Pennsylvania are in the Evergreen Region of ISE at http://evergreen.iseusa.org/.

Coat Drive The Apalachin Lions Club are collecting clean, useable winter coats now through 19 for those in need. The 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,

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New York State Women in Business Month A salute to professional and business women In honor of National Business Women’s Month

MJ’’s

Bar and Restaurant

596 Fifth Avenue, Owego, N. Y. (607) 223-4842 mjsbarandrestaurang@gmail.com

JOIN US FOR BRUNCH SUNDAYS or Lunch and Dinners Mon-Sat! SUSQUEHANNA SWEETHEARTS A social club for all women of All Ages New members always welcome Karen Kretsch, Queen Mother 607 725-8255 karenleakretsch@aol.com

Once again, in honor of National Business Women's Month, we, the members of NYS Women, inc., Susquehanna Chapter (Formerly Owego BPW) salute our local professional women and express our gratitude to all the women and men who fight for the right of women to receive a paycheck equal to that of a man doing the same work with the same educational background. While the gender gap has narrowed, it has not changed statistically in the last year, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Sept 13, 2016. Women now make 79.9 cents for every dollar men make, based on the median earnings of all full-time, year-round workers in 2015, an increase from 78.6 cents the previous year. Rounding off the figures shows women's earnings now at 80 percent of men's, compared to 79 percent last year. (Source: National Committee on Pay Equity, May 11, 2017) The latest numbers from 2016 show an estimated 11.3 million businesses in the U.S. are now owned by women. Those businesses employ nearly 9 million people and pull in more than $1.6 trillion. In the past 9 years, women owned companies have grown by 45% - while businesses in general have only grown by 9%. That means businesses owned by women are growing a full five times faster than the average. Revenues are growing too for women owned businesses. According to American Express OPEN, "Business revenues among women owned firms have increased by 35% since 2007, compared to 27% among all U.S. firms. (Source: 2017 Entrepreneurship, Women & Business March 7, 2017)

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Wishes to remind everyone to VOTE ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7th

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New York State Women in Business Month A salute to professional and business women According to National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Institute for Entrepreneurial Development 2017: Women-own more than 9.4 million businesses in the United States. Women-owned businesses employ nearly 7.9 million people. Women-owned businesses generate $1.5 trillion in sales. Women-owned firms (51% or more) account for 31% of all privately held firms and contribute 14% of employment and 12% of revenues. Over the past seven years, the overall increase of 8.3 million(net) new jobs is comprised of a 9.2 million increase in employment in large, publicly traded corporations, combined with a 893,000 decline in employment among smaller, privately held companies. 2.9 million businesses are majority-owned by women of color in the U.S. These firms employ 1.4 million people and generate $226 billion in revenues annually. One in five firms with revenue of $1 million or more is womenowned.

Hometown Bookkeeping & Tax Preparation

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4.2% of all women-owned firms have revenues of million or more. (Statistics from Womenable report commissioned by American Express "OPEN State Women-Owned Business 2015") To our local women business owners, we say, " You go, ladies - we thank you for keeping the economy growing!"

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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7am to 11am Mon-Sat; 8m-noom Sun. LUNCH & DINNER M-S 11-9; Sun 8am-3pm

We Offer Support & Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (607) 687-6866 or 1-800-696-7600

All services to victims are free and confidential!

Upcoming Events

AMBA

Blood Analysis Saturday October 28th 6:00 am – 10:00 am United Methodist Church

261 Main Street, Owego, New York

To make your appointment call:

1-800-234-8888

Cost is $40 AMBA Panel to AMBA & $7 facility fee to NYSWomen Susquehanna Chapter (please provide your Physician name and address at the time of call) Sponsored by:

New York State Womens Inc. SUSQUEHANNA CHAPTER

10/13/17 Candlelight Vigil 10/22/17 Purple Pooches on Parade For more information, call 687-6887 or visit us on Facebook.


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Senior Foundation Awards

NOW LOCATED AT 6278 Rte. 434, Apalachin

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Twenty-six nonprofits in Tioga County have been awarded funds totaling $61,450 by Tioga County Senior Citizens Foundation (TCSCF). Annual distributions are made to organizations that serve the needs and interests of senior citizens in Tioga County, NY. Since formation in 1982, TCSCF has given just under $2 million to benefit Tioga County’s seniors. A volunteer board directs the activities of the charitable organization. Receiving distributions in this year’s competitive grant process were: Candor Community Services – toward Tai Chi health program Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga Outreach - emergency assistance to the elderly (such as food, emergency medicine, heat/light, emergency transport, home/auto repairs) Community Care Network of Nichols (CCNN) - insurance and volunteer support First Presbyterian Society, Nichols – toward handicap entrance Mercy House of the Southern Tier, Inc. – special bed for resident room Northern Tioga Neighbors Network (NTNN) - volunteer support and program development Resource Center of Candor – holiday foods for pantry

Tioga County Open Door Mission emergency assistance to the elderly Tioga County Rural Ministry – emergency assistance to the elderly; materials for ramps and home repairs Tioga Opportunities, Inc. Department of Aging – assistance for volunteer drivers in Meals on Wheels program Department of Community Services food purchase for food pantries and soup kitchens Department of Housing - materials for home repair for elderly (Group Workcamps) VFW Post 1371 – food for meal to honor senior veterans from all branches of service In addition, the libraries and senior citizen clubs of Tioga County that made application also received grants. TCSCF actively seeks and gratefully accepts tax-exempt contributions, memorials and bequests. Find out more at www.tcseniorfoundation.com. Nonprofits may request a grant application by visiting the web site or by writing to TCSCF at P.O. Box 117, Owego, NY 13827. Completed applications for the annual distribution must be received by June 1, 2018. Distributions are made in September.

Rummage, Bake Sale - October 21

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A Rummage and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, October 21, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Little Meadows United Methodist Church, 843 Pennsylvania Avenue (PA Route 858) in Little Mead-

“Cars and Trikes” in Waverly The Waverly Family Resource Center (FRC) will be offering Cars and Trikes on Wednesday, October 4, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at 460 Broad Street in Waverly.

This is a wonderful experience for young children to play with large motor toys such as cars, trikes, parachute and more. For more information call Joan Shultz at 565-2374.

Benefit Chicken BBQ - October 8 A chicken BBQ will be held on Sunday, October 8, from 11:00 until gone at the Owego Fire Dept.’s Central Station at 87 North Avenue in Owego. The event will benefit Nick Wilding

who is battling stage 4 Cancer under hospice care at this time, and Doug Worthing for medical expenses. The dinner includes half chicken, 2 sides and a drink for $10.

Learn about Alzheimer’s Disease - October 16 Would you like to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss? Join the Department of Aging on Monday, October 16, from 9:30 to 10:30 am when the Alzheimer’s Association presents “Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia: The Basics.” If you or a loved one is experiencing

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ows. Lunch will be available. A bag sale begins at 1:00 pm. The bake sale benefits the church’s youth campership fund.

memory loss or other behavioral changes, please come and learn the facts about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The program will be held at Countryside Community Center, 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego. The program is free, but registration is required - call 687-4120, ext. 331.

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Grants for First Responders

Lisa Grant Leadership Tioga Facilitator

Leadership Tioga met for their August class at the Public Safety Building in Owego which perhaps is better known as the Sheriff’s office or the jail. Over coffee and donuts provided by our host, Martha Sauerbrey, Chair of the Tioga County Legislature, broke down the county’s government into easy to understand bites. Sauerbrey, who was elected to her position, explained that there are nine legislatures for Tioga County. Each hold a part time position, is chair of a particular committee and represent approximately 9,000 people. Tioga County is made up of nine towns and six villages which are run by mayors. The legislature’s job is to oversee government, set policies and create laws and resolutions. Sauerbrey said that in her time as chair the greatest challenges to the county have been the 2011 flood and the opioid/heroin epidemic. However she feels the future is financially bright with the Tioga Downs expansion and perhaps some conservative spending. Sheriff Gary Howard was next up on the docket to discuss the workings of his

office. Howard said that the Sheriff’s position is an elected one. Howard, who is in his fourth term, explained that anyone can run for the position, must be 18 years of age, and a resident of the county. Howard broke down how each of the sheriff’s divisions operates, number of employees and what criteria has to be met to become a sheriff’s deputy. Howard then went through the history of the county’s sheriffs. James McMaster was the county’s first sheriff elected in 1791 which was prior to women having the right to vote. Finally the class was given a tour of the building which included administrative offices, shooting range, 911 center, interrogation rooms, the kitchen and the jail. If you are interested in participating in Leadership Tioga, please contact the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce at 607-687-2020 or Lisa Grant, Leadership Tioga’s Facilitator at lmgrant2368 @gmail.com. Registration for next year’s class will begin soon.

Senator Fred Akshar recently joined local volunteer firefighters and EMS workers from across the 52nd Senate District to announce over two dozen funding grants to support local volunteer fire departments and emergency services squads totaling $125,000. The grants will go toward a variety of projects depending on the needs of each department. Projects range from equipment and hose upgrades and replacements to new communications technology to help local volunteers better serve and assist the residents of the 52nd District. “We rely on our first responders during our most vulnerable times,” said Sen. Fred Akshar. “We turn to them during fires, floods, car accidents and medical emergencies and we breathe a sigh of relief when we see them arrive on the scene. I’m proud to be able to secure funding to assist these selfless

members of our community to better serve and protect the people of the 52nd Senate District.” The grants were outlined in this year's New York State Budget and are administered through the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). The grants included: Apalachin Fire Department, Inc. $5,000 - New SCBA air tanks Campville Fire Department, Inc. $5,000 - Wireless radio equipment for 2 water rescue boats Candor Emergency Squad, Inc. $5,000 - Technology upgrades, including a laptop and TV for dispatch and rapid response Newark Valley Fire Department $5,000 Tioga Fire Company, Inc.#1 $5,000 Waverly-Barton Fire District $5,000 New hose and equipment.

Benefit for Lynn Dellapenta Ray - October 15 A benefit to support Lynn Dellapenta Ray in her fight against breast cancer will be held on Sunday, October 15, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, at McGirk's Irish Pub, 1 Kat-

telville Road in Binghamton. The cost is $20 a ticket and includes music by Rich Wilson, a spaghetti dinner, and more.


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At the Apalachin Library

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719 Main St., Apalachin 625-3333

After attending “Story Hour” at the Apalachin Library, Katie, age 2, poses among the books temporarily stored in the library’s new addition.

Story Hour - Tues & Thurs, 10:30 am Story Hour continues through the month of October Knitting - Tues, Oct 10 & 24, 1pm Our knitters would love to have you join them. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced knitter, plan to come. Book Discussion - Tues, Oct 10, 1pm Readers will discuss “Gone Without a Trace” by Patricia Bradley Board Meeting - Tues, Oct 10, 6:30pm The Board of Trustees will meet. You are invited to attend. Domestic Violence Awareness - Oct 19 A speaker from New Hope Center will speak on this topic at 6:30pm. LEGO Club - Thur, Oct 26, 6:30 pm Build with Legos, play Lego bingo. Anyone age 5 and up is welcome. Halloween Party - Oct 29, Sat, 10:30am For preschoolers and younger elementary children. Costumes are optional. Please sign up at the desk. Book Discussion - Mon, Oct 30, 1pm Readers will discuss “No Shred of Evidence” by Charles Todd.

Book Discussion - Mon, Oct 30, 7pm Readers will discuss “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett Book Barn - open when library is open The Book Barn is still offering you a bag of books for $3.00. Coat Drive - now through Nov 19 Bring in your gently used coats. The Lions Club will collect and donate them. Chocolate Sale - Oct 30 to Nov 11 The library’s friends group will sell Fuddy Duddy’s chocolates Oct 30 - Nov 11. Candy will be available Nov 20. Stop in and see what we have to offer. Prices range from $8 to $15. Reading Buddies Program This program helps kids who need practice reading. Volunteers team up with kids and read together. To volunteer or if you have a child who would benefit from this program, ask for applications at the desk. Thanks Thanks to everyone who filled out a survey. The staff are wearing nametags now. That was a survey suggestion.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Sweeneys Plaza, Rt 434, Apalachin

Join us on Friday, 10/20 from 4 4--7. Pam from Thirsty Owl is hosting a wine tasting!

Christian Brothers Port 1.5 L. …………………... $10.99 19 Crimes Reds 750 ml. ………………………….. $10.99 Assorted Tisdale California Wines 750 ml. ……. $4.99 Assorted Rapa Nui Chilean Wines 750 ml. ……... $9.99 Assorted La Fleur Amour French Wines 750 ml. $9.99

PLANNING YOUR WEDDING? Personalized Labels for wine bottles are FREE with purchase of wine. Many styles available

Gift Certificates Available • Case Discounts on non-sale wines

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