Community Press - October 2019

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Volume 34


Tioga Downs Presents More Than $100k to Veterans Support Group

Number 10

O Tannenbaum News

The 2016 O Tannenbaum display (above) with its “Christmas at the Circus” theme will get you in the mood for the upcoming 2019 O Tannenbaum Annual Holiday Display & Auction at the Tioga County Historical Society Museum in Owego. The patriotic message of Lee Greenwood’s iconic song “God Bless the USA,” has been taken to heart by the owner of Tioga Downs Casino Resort, Jeff Gural. As part of this year’s summer concert series, Tioga Downs donated its ticket sales from Lee Greenwood and Crystal Gayle’s performance held on August 8 to the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group. Ticket sales totaled $52,480, and Gural matched that sum, resulting in a

total of $104,960 donated to the organization. Jeff Gural presented the check to members of the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group on September 23. This year’s donation follows a long tradition, as Tioga Downs has been holding concerts to benefit the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group since 2011. For more information, visit

Candor Fall Festival October 11 - 13

The 21st Annual Candor Fall Festival will be held Friday, October 11, through Sunday, October 13. The festival includes entertainment for the entire family including world class woodcarvers show, quilt displays, crafts and flea markets, baked goods, books sales, tours, wine tastings, a 5K run, a block party, and a scarecrow contest. Highlighting this year’s fall festival will be a community party set for 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 12, at the Candor Town Hall. Music, food, wine tastings, a campfire and smore bar will be part of the fun. Scarecrows will also pop up throughout Candor to delight visitors. Register with the chamber to be part of Candor’s annual Scarecrow Contest. The annual quilt show sponsored by the New Quilters on the Block will be at the EMS Building on Main

Street and the popular Catatonk Valley Woodcarvers show will be at the Candor Fire Station on Owego Road. Other popular events include the Iron Kettle Farm Spooktacular Display; Goat farm tours at Side Hill Acres Goat Farm, goat cheese and products, wine tasting, antiques, crafts, open houses, gaming demonstrations and an atlatl contest at Side Hill Acres Goat Farm on Spencer Road. A Suicide Awareness & Prevention 5K run/walk to support the Tim Neild Scholarship fund takes place Saturday afternoon. Sign up at https:// To find out more or to register for the Scarecrow Contest, visit the Candor Fall Festival Facebook page or the Candor Chamber of Commerce website at:

It’s time for O Tannenbaum, the annual fundraising event of the Tioga County Historical Society. Trees, wreaths, and other holiday items are donated and decorated, and displayed as part of a silent auction. This year’s O Tannenbaum will feature a Walt Disney theme toy exhibit. Tree decorating will take place October 22 through November 8. The Grand Opening Reception for this year’s O Tannenbaum will take place on Friday, November 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at the Tioga County Historical Society Museum, 110 Front St. in Owego.

The final bid day is Saturday, December 14, with an evening reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Silent Auction participation forms are due Wednesday, October 16. Business’ and organizations’ ad and monetary donation participation forms are due Friday, October 25 in order to be included in the program. You or your organization can decorate a tree or wreath, donate an auction item, advertise in the event program, or make a monetary donation. For more information, contact the Tioga Co. Historical Society Musem at 687-2460 or

Local Inn voted #2 Haunted Hotel in US

Fainting Goat Island Inn in Nichols has been voted the #2 Haunted Hotel in the United State by readers of USA Today’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. Nominees for all categories were chosen by a panel of relevant experts and readers had three weeks to vote for their favorite haunted Hotel. Fainting Goat Island Inn, a five-room inn situated along the Susquehanna River, beat out some heavy hitters, such as Belhurst Castle in Geneva, NY, that has three hotels on its property, and the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The 10 Best Haunted Hotels are: 1. The Mizpah Hotel; 2. Fainting Goat Island Inn; 3. 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa; 4. Bourbon Orleans Hotel; 5. The Myrtles Plantation; 6. Belhurst Castle; 7. Hotel Sorrento; 8. The Marshall House; 9. The Sagamore Resort; and

10. The Stanley Hotel. “It’s amazing to see our little inn recognized nationally and win second place against all of these other larger and wellknown hotels,” said Marnie Streit, owner of Fainting Goat Island Inn. Originally built as a railroad hotel, the Fainting Goat Island Inn has been restored by its current owners from a private home back to its former glory as a place for travelers to stay overnight. As the name suggests, some ghostly guests have made themselves comfortable at the inn including two spectral ladies that have been spotted having tea and overheard having a conversation. The guestbook is filled with praise for the inn and peppered with stories of sightings and noises, with some guests reporting that they heard footsteps on a staircase that no longer exists. For more information on the inn, go to




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The Owego Kiwanis 8th ornament is now available. It features the top of the Civil War Monument in Owego which was installed in 1891. The Kiwanis give a special “thank you” to Isaiah Bishop for his drone work in capturing the statue in the court house square. You can buy the ornament at Van Horn Jewelers on Lake Street, the Owego office of the Community Bank, or from Kiwanis members. The cost is only $20 which includes a display case. Van Horn Jewelers has offered to include, at no charge, a name and date engraving. Ornaments from previous years are available: 1) Court House, 2) Fireman’s Statue, 3) SaSaNa Loft Monument, 4) Court Street Bridge, 5) Central Fire Station, 6) Owego Hiawatha Island, 7) Owego-Apalachin School Spirit. All profits are returned to our community.

2020 Leadership Tioga Program

The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Leadership Tioga program is accepting applications for its class of 2020. “Leadership Tioga has had well over 300 graduates since the program started in 1998,” Gwen Kania, Chamber President and CEO stated. “We are eager to see what fresh perspectives the new class brings.” Leadership Tioga is committed to inspiring and connecting participants to services in our community by promoting personal growth, leadership development, networking, and skill building. The sessions are held at various

locations throughout the county and will give participants the opportunity to learn more about what Tioga County has to offer. Dynamic speakers will discuss topics ranging from volunteerism, performance management, public safety, and human services, to name just a few. The program offers one 2.5 hour morning class per month, beginning in January and ending in November. Tuition for the 11-month certification program is $300 if paid by 12/6/19 and $350 thereafter. The application deadline is December 31, 2019, and the first session will be held on January 8, 2020. For a schedule and registration forms, contact the Tioga Chamber of Commerce at 687-2020 or at

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Catatonk Valley Woodcarver’s Show The Catatonk Valley Woodcarvers’ 29th Annual Show will take place on Saturday, October 12, at the Candor Fire Hall, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome to attend. The show features demonstrations, contests, raffles, and good food (available for purchase throughout the day). Besides the many raffles, this year’s main event is “Noah’s Ark” complete with hand-carved animals, by club members. For more information contact Roger Westgate (659-7769).

and the $7.00 sponsor fee, to NYS Women Inc., Susquehanna chapter or cash. The following optional tests are available for an additional fee and require a script from your physician: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) $27.50, TSH $12.00, Vitamin D -25 - $25.00, Hemoglobin A1C $12.00, Insure Colon Rectal Kit - $20.00 Participants should contact their physician for permission to have test results sent to their office. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-234-8888 by Thursday October 17, 2019. Tioga County's


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Sight Night 2019 Puts Focus on Giving this Halloween This year, some kids will collect more than candy on Halloween. They’ll help Give the Gift of Sight by gathering used eyeglasses while they trick-or-treat in our community. Apalachin Lions along with Apalachin Elementary School will be collecting glasses from October 24 through October 31, 2019. The used eyeglasses they collect will be recycled and hand-delivered by LensCrafters and Lions Club volunteers to people who can’t afford them in developing countries such as Mexico, Bolivia, Laos, and Thailand. Look for your used eyeglasses and

sunglasses in every nook and cranny of your home or place of work. Someone may come to your door looking for all types of prescription and nonprescription glasses. Children’s glasses are especially in need, as they are in high demand but in short supply. Whether they are big or small, fashionably ‘in’ or ‘out,’ your glasses could change how someone in a developing country sees the world. 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 LensCrafters stores or the Apalachin Lions Club.

From Ireland to Owego Genealogy Presentation on Life of Hugh Dugan On Saturday, October 26, at 1:00 pm, at the Tioga County Historical Society, Pam Anderson, Certified Genealogist® and owner of Anderson CoGen Collaborative Genealogy Services will present: “Hugh Dugan of Ireland, Pennsylvania, and Owego, New York” a discussion of the life of Hugh Dugan, one of the original owners of the current Parkview Inn, from his immigration to the United States ca 1845 to his move to Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, and finally his life in Owego. The story con-

tinues after his death, following his widow, two sons, one granddaughter, and one great-granddaughter who died in 2008 in New Jersey, the last of Hugh’s family line. This talk will cover over 150 years of the life and times of the Dugan family and how they dealt with historical circumstances. Admission is free. The Tioga County Historical Society is at 110 Front Street in Owego. For more information, contact the society at 687-2460 or

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Tioga Senior Foundation Grants $62,914 Twenty-five local nonprofits recently received a total of $62,914 from Tioga County Senior Citizens Foundation. Distributions were made in September to organizations that serve the needs and interests of older adults residing in Tioga County, NY. Recipients in the 2019 competitive grant process are: • All eight libraries of Tioga County to purchase large print books and books on CD/DVD; • Six senior citizen clubs (that applied for funding) for purchasing supplies, room rental, program costs; • Apalachin Lions Foundation to include senior residents of Campville and Crestview at annual dinner; • Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga, Tioga Outreach for emergency assistance for the elderly; • Coburn Free Library for handicap accessible entrance/bathroom project; • Helping Hands Food Pantry for gift cards added for recipients of food/ vouchers at holiday; • Mercy House of the Southern Tier, Inc. for lift chair for resident rooms; • Northern Tioga Neighbors Network (NTNN) for volunteer support and program development;

• Project Neighbor of Newark Valley for personal hygiene and dental care items added to food packages; • Tioga County Open Door Mission for emergency assistance for the elderly; • Tioga County Rural Ministry for emergency assistance for the elderly; • Tioga Opportunities, Inc. for food and supplies for Home Delivered Meals Program and food to stock the food pantries and soup kitchen serving nine communities; and • VFW Post 1371 for handicap access elevator repair. Senior Citizens Foundation actively seeks and gratefully accepts contributions, memorials, and bequests. Donations help ensure that the trust account will be able to continue funding projects for seniors in need. Find out how to make a tax-exempt donation at Nonprofit administrators can complete a grant request application by visiting the web site or by writing to Tioga Senior Foundation at P.O. Box 117, Owego, NY 13827. Applications for the next annual distribution must be received by June 1, 2020. Awards will be made in September 2020.

New Tioga County Legislative Clerk The Chair of the Tioga County Legislature announced the appointment of Cathy Haskell to the position of Tioga County Legislative Clerk effective September 14, 2019. Ms. Haskell is a 26-year employee of Tioga County and during her career she has worked for the Department of Mental Hygiene and Economic Development and Planning. For the last eight years, she has served as Deputy Legislative Clerk. Starting in 2014, Cathy served as the Deputy FMAS Project Manager as the County began a multi-year project of installing a new financial management accounting system (MUNIS). To date, she is still currently involved with assisting with the coordination of staff training, upon request. Cathy is a team member of the County Wide Shared Services Initiative along with the Chair of the Legislature and the County Attorney. She is also a graduate of the Tioga County Institute for Advancement. Cathy has also been working as a contract employee for the past 10 years for the Tioga County Industrial Development Agency as an Administrative As-



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Pancake Dinner & Trunk or Treat - Oct. 26 A “Breakfast for Dinner” will be held on Saturday, October 26, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Newark Valley First United Methodismt Church. The menu includes pancakes, sausage patties, eggs, and yoghurt parfait. The cost is $7.00 for seniors,

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Apply Now for Youth Fund Grants The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) is seeking applications for grants that will benefit the youth of Tioga County, New York. These grants will be awarded from the Floyd Hooker Youth Fund at the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers. The 2019 amount available to grant is $21,800. 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

estate to benefit the children and youth of Tioga County. An application may be obtained from CFTT’s website or by contacting, calling (570) 888-4759, or writing to CFTT, 104 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840. The deadline for filing an application is 5:00pm, Thursday, October 17. The 2019 grant recipients must have completed their grant report before a new application.

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Clean Energy Workshops This fall, Southern Tier residents will have the opportunity to ‘BeEmpowered’ to make informed decisions about their home’s energy usage at four workshops in Broome, Tioga, Chenango and Chemung Counties. Participants will learn useful energy saving tips and hear about opportunities to reduce their utility bills, and make their homes safer and more comfortable while contributing to a healthier environment. Participants will learn about current New York State and Federal Incentives for home energy assessments, solar energy options, and air and ground source heat pumps. Questions about energy services companies (ESCOs) - provider of electricity distributed by NYSEG will also be addressed.

Refreshments will be available, and a raffle for a door prize will take place. Workshops: Broome County - Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Broome County Public Library, 185 Court St. Binghamton; Tioga County - Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Cornell Co-Op Extension Tioga County Office Building, 56 Main St, Owego; Chemung County - Monday, November 4, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Big Flats Community Center, 476 Maple St, Big Flats; Chenango County - Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Guernsey Memorial Library, 3 Court St, Norwich. Each presenter will provide information to help participants become energy efficient and save money on their utility bills.

Emergency Training Course The Tioga County Office of Emergency Services has arranged for the NYS Homeland Security and Emergency Services Emergency Management Office to present a 12-hour training course. The Local Volunteer and Management course will be held on Thursday, October 17, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday, October 18, 8:00 am to Noon at the Tioga County Public Safety Building, 103 Corporate Drive in Owego. The course is designed to train members of local volunteer organizations and faith based organizations that assist the

community in times of disasters on management processes and procedures for working with local, state, and FEMA agencies and volunteers. The course will also prepare local volunteer organizations to deal with the influx of well intentioned volunteers from outside the area and with donated items. Persons interested in attending the class can call the Tioga County Office of Emergency Services at 687-2023 and advise them that you will be attending. Registration can be handled on-site at the class.





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Ti-Ahwaga Community Players present “Bright Star” The Tti-Ahwaga Community Players opened their 61st season with a production of the musical “Bright Star” at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center in Owego. The story is based on Martin’s adaptation of a true story, that of the Iron Mountain Baby. Set in 1945, it follows Alice Murphy, the publisher of The Asheville Southern Journal who has carried a secret in her heart for over 20 years. The play flashes back to her formative years in the 1920s where we meet her at 16 as a talented, restless, and defiant firebrand. She connects with the love of her life, Jimmy Ray, but Jimmy Ray’s father has bigger plans for him and he foils the romance with an evil determination.

Written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, “Bright Star” was nominated for five Tony Awards in 2016. Best known as a comedian and musician, “Bright Star” reveals Steve Martin can do more than tell jokes and play the banjo. With Edie Brickell collaborating on music and lyrics, they beautifully tell a powerful and relatable story. As Alice puts it when she opens the production, “Even though I stumble, even though I fall, you’ll never see me crumble, you’ll never see me crawl.” “Bright Star” will be performed Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm through October 20 at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine Street in Owego. For more information or to buy tickets online, go to or call 687-2130.


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2019 Economic Forum - Oct. 16 The Tioga County of Chamber of Commerce and Tioga State Bank will hold a 2019 Economic Forum on Wednesday, October 16, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, at Tioga Golf Club in Nichols. A panel of experts will share information on the national economy, monetary policy, interest rates, economic development, the housing market, and work force development. Keynote speaker for the Economic Forum will be Brian Jones, VP and Financial Economist with the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. Other speakers will include LeeAnn Tinney, Director of Tioga County Economic Development and Planning, Robert Farrell, Broker with the Greater Binghamton Association of REAL-

TORS, and Betsey Hale, President of Three Rivers Development Corporation and Foundation. “This economic forum is important to anyone who is interested in the state of the economy and how that may impact our area,” said Gwen Kania, President and CEO of the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce. “Our speakers will cover a wide range of topics and there will be a time allotted for questions and answers.” Immediately following the economic forum, there will be Business After Hours with time for networking. The public is invited to attend and there is a $25 fee. To register, call the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce at 687-2020 or go to



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by Michael Baratta III - Mayor, Village of Owego Owego Family, I wanted to take some time and write to you as summer is winding down. We at the village have been working hard. Our fiscal year closed out July 31st and I am happy to report that we finished the year with a positive balance. We are planning to use some of this money to do some projects that just can’t fit within our normal budget such as: replacing the roof of 90 Temple St. (OPD), repairs to the parking lot at 90 Temple St., repairs to the roof of the mortuary in the cemetery, repairing the street sweeper (thank you to the Town of Owego as we have borrowed theirs a few times when ours has been broken) and a few other things. These improvements are much needed to preserve these buildings and equipment. The DRI was announced and the Village was awarded over 4 million dollars to do capital projects, such as: Replacing a sewer line behind Lake St. Repairing the street lights on the southside along with other electrical issues around the village Repaving and re-striping all the municipal parking lots Improvements in Marvin Park Improvements to the trail system that runs along the Owego Creek and the Riverwalk Restoring 87 North Ave (Central Station) Create a new park on North Ave where the “pit” is We are honored the state felt that all of these projects were worthy of state funding. 5.5 million dollars’ worth of funding was also given to private projects within our downtown region. The difference is those private projects all require a matching component, so this will create a substantial investment in our historic village. The projects listed above are fully funded and require no match, this will be a great spark to really fix some key items up and improve our downtown in a way we could have never dreamed. Improvements at our waste water treatment facility are well underway and I am happy to report that the large capital investment there is on track schedule wise and also tracking very well budget wise. These improvements will help ensure that we have a solid waste water handling system for years to come and meet and exceed all DEC requirements. With summer winding down I can say we had a great pool season at Marvin Park. I personally saw a lot of kids enjoying the water on many different days. I would like to thank all of the staff that makes that happen on a yearly basis, from our DPW crew to our lifeguards. Many communities struggled to staff their public pools this summer but we were able to be open normal hours every day we could. The fact we have a free pool right in the village, walkable from the heart of downtown is something to be proud of and something not very many communities can say. I would like to thank Johnsons Pools and Spa’s

for helping us clear up some issues we had with our pool vacuum that broke, with their help the pool was crystal clear and clean all summer long. Also there was one resident that saw some concerns online about our residents possibly not having the right swimsuits or towels to enjoy the pool and started a bathing suit donation program that not only was very well received here in our village but also caught on in other communities. I also must mention that resident was my wife, great job Mrs. Baratta. Thank you to everyone who donated and supported the program, it will be back next summer. The Baker Fireman’s Fountain was restored by the Owego Hose Team and boy does it look fabulous. Thank you to the Hose Team for all their hard work. The re-dedication weekend was absolutely perfect and this landmark will now be around for many more generations. The village is using an emergency notification system called Code RED to notify residents, people who work in the village, own property or businesses of all sorts of emergencies. You can sign up even easier now by texting the code word “owego” to 99411. When you sign up you can choose to enroll in either just emergency messages or emergency and general messages. General messages are used for things like planned road closures or other village announcements. The Owego Police will be having a ceremony to honor 2 officers that passed away while serving the village in the line of duty. The ceremony will be on October 13, and will honor the 150th anniversary of the passing of Isaac Wiltsie and the 50th anniversary of the passing of Forest Allen Hall. I have gotten many questions about the condition of North Ave. I want to pass on that I have been in contact with NYS DOT and they do plan to at least patch it before winter. They would like to re-pave it entirely but are working with their budget. We have held a few events lately to encourage the public to meet our first responders, pops with cops and popcorn with paramedics. These have gone great and we are planning a similar event for the fire department in early October. With fall coming remember as you rake your leaves, they do not have to be bagged, just get them to the curb and we will do the rest with our vacuum truck. If you do want to bag them so they don’t blow all over please use either clear plastic bags or the brown paper bags. Thank you to all of the Village employees, the board of Trustee’s as well as all of our volunteers on both the fire and ambulance sides. This summer has been great and we have worked together as one team with the betterment of our village as our top priority. Here is to a great fall season. Michael Baratta III Mayor – Village of Owego




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Specializing in fun and games for the entire family Pictured, left to right: Joan Vassil, VFW Auxiliary 1371 Senior Vice; Jean Sabol, VFW Auxiliary President; Lawrence Osorio, VFW Post 1371 Commander; Marty Sauerbrey, Tioga County Legislator; NY Senator Fred Akshar; and Karen Dotson Past Department . The VFW Post 1371 and its Auxilued to show their support for veterans iary last month hosted a luncheon comand their families in our community. memorating Gold Star Mothers Day. This luncheon recognizes Gold Star The observance of this day began Families and the ultimate sacrifice of during the World War I era to recognize their loved one and is an opportunity to and honor the mothers and families of come together with Blue Star Families, fallen military service members. This those families who have an active duty luncheon was a collaborative effort of service member deployed. American Legion Posts 1624, 401, and While every effort was made to lo907, Vietnam Veterans of America cate Gold Star and Blue Star Families in Chapter 480, Veterans of Modern WarTioga County, some may have been unfare Chapter 9, and VFW Posts 8104, intentionally missed. If you are a Gold 8139, and 1371, all from Tioga County. or Blue Star Family member or know of In attendance were Senator Fred someone, contact the VFW Post 1371 at Akshar, County Legislative Chair Mar687-1371 or and tha Sauerbey and Town of Owego Suleave contact info so you will be sent an pervisor Don Castellucci Jr. who contininvitation for next year’s luncheon.

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Topsoil • Mulch • Gravel • SUPPORT LOCAL • Tioga County 4-H member Emma Smith (above) has achieved the monumental goal of qualifying to represent her county at national-level competition. Emma, a Union Endicott high school senior, earned this distinction at the New York State Fair’s 4-H Horse Judging competition. As the only Tioga County 4-H mem-

ber to achieve national qualification in 2019, Emma’s goal is to raise funds to travel to Louisville, Kentucky to compete in the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup, November 8 through November 10. Emma will spend the next several weeks studying for the national horse judging competition, and fundraising for her

trip. She must raise $600 by mid-October to be able to travel with the NYS 4-H team and compete. The Tioga County 4-H office is accepting donations to help send Emma to Nationals. If you want to help, make taxdeductible donations out to Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tioga County (write “4-

H National Trip” in the memo line). Any funds raised will go directly to Emma’s trip. For more information, email For information about Tioga Co. 4-H, call 687-4020 or email



Rummage, Bake Sale in Little Meadows - Oct 19 A Rummage and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Little Meadows United Methodist Church, 843 Pennsylvania Avenue (PA Route 858) in Little Meadows, PA.

Lunch will be available. Bag sale begins at 1:00 pm. The church is 6.6 miles south on Pennsylvania Ave., from the traffic light at the intersection with Route 434 in Apalachin.


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On Thursday, 26 September, at about 3:20 pm, Campville Fire was alerted to a truck into a house with flames showing. A follow-up call moments, later confirmed a truck was imbedded into a house and flames were evident.



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Engine 302 and Tanker 321. Fire Police 346 , EMS units 331 and 333 and Emergency Support Services all were on the response. Command immediately put Owego, West Corners, and Southside Fire departments on standby and then followed by upgrading to respond to the scene. First arriving units found a two-story, older style wood frame, balloon construction residence involved in fire and a pickup truck imbedded into the first floor of the side facing highway 17C. Interior teams rapidly extended 1 ¾” lines into the house and another line attacked the fire from the outside. Aggressive attacks from multiple departments from two counties limited the extension of the fire and it was brought under control in about 20 minutes. Damage to the home was significant. The effectiveness of the attack was made possible by cooperation between four departments and about 25 firefighters. The driver was not trapped and escaped his vehicle. There were no firefighter injuries and we all went home safe. The last Campville unit was back in service by 7:20 pm. The success of the operation is, in part, directly attributed to standardized training classes offered to all New York State fire departments. It is an honor to work with all of you. - Captain Dinosaur




Lion 5K Walk/Run - October 19 New Broil King gas grills in stock fully assembled Gas grill parts for all makes of grills in stock! Call for Furnace Installation Estimates

The Apalachin Lions Club is hosting its 8th Annual Lion 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, October 19. It will be held at the Apalachin Fireman’s Field Day Grounds at 10:00 am, with registration opening up at 8:30 am. The race will benefit the Apalachin Lions Club Activities Fund, with all proceeds going back into the Apalachin, Campville, and Little Meadows communities. 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); also a small snack will be available after the race. The preregistration deadline is October 12. 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. For more information about the run, visit the Apalachin Lions Club website at or Facebook-8th Annual Apalachin Lion 5K or email Lion Jake Brown at







Tioga County Rural Ministry Expands Services in Northern Tioga County Starting the second week of October, Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM) will begin to offer emergency financial assistance services to low-income individuals and families residing in Northern Tioga County. Paul Kunik, who currently serves as pastor of the Berkshire First Congregational Church, has been hired by TCRM as its Northern Tioga Outreach Worker. Financial assistance services will be exclusively dedicated to addressing onetime emergency assistance needs for individuals or families in crisis. Examples of such needs include assistance to cover utility costs, prescriptions, car repairs, or rent. To ensure that services are accessible, the Northern Tioga Outreach Worker will deliver services out of three satellite offices spread throughout Northern Tioga. Financial assistance services will be offered at the Newark Valley Municipal

Building on Mondays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, the Hubbard Resource Center in Richford from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wednesdays, and in Berkshire (location to be determined) on Mondays from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. “I am very excited that we are able to expand our services to the northern sector of our County in order to provide better access for residents in need during times of crisis,” said Sr. Mary O’Brien, TCRM Executive Director. It only takes one hospital visit or unexpected car repair to suddenly create havoc in an individual’s or family’s ability to pay bills in a timely fashion. We want to be able to help in such times of need. We also hope to provide easy access to information about other support services available in the county.”

TCRM’s expansion of financial assistance services into Northern Tioga is the direct result of a bequest from the trust of Eugene H. “Bucky” Benson, who passed away in 2017. The bequest was given in memory of Bucky’s wife, Julie Hill Benson who predeceased him. Bucky was a lifetime member of the VFW, Elks and Moose and Past Governor of the Owego Lodge #1595. He worked for IBM for thirty years then retired to Vero Beach, Florida. “The Benson Estate bequest will impact the lives of hundreds of low-income

individuals struggling to keep their heads above water during a crisis,” said Sr. Mary. “Bucky’s legacy gift in memory of his wife, Julie, reflects their lifetime commitment to our community. In our ministry, I, at least weekly, hear someone comment on the blessings they have received and their wish to pay it forward. Clearly, this was Bucky’s motivation. These new satellite offices and our ability to serve and respond to needs will be a testament to Bucky’s desire to “pay it forward” and enable others in the community to thrive.”

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The 16th Annual Drumbeats Through Time will be held on Saturday, October 19, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY. The event is free, and everyone is welcome to attend. Drumbeats Through Time celebrates the Native American heritage of our region from the prehistoric past, present, and future. There will be speakers, presentations, and authentic Seneca cultural education and dances. Doors open to the public at 1:00 pm, and events include speakers, presentations, and dancers: 1:30pm - SRAC’s Dr. DeeAnne Wymer and Dan Caister will present the 2019 and overall findings from the 3 years of excavation at the Desisti site in Sayre, PA, including an important discovery of ancient elk remains. 2:00pm Vivian James, a faunal re-

mains specialist, will present her findings and incites concerning the elk remains found at the Desisti site. 2:30 pm - SRAC’s David Moyer will present some carbon dating that SRAC has performed on a few well known sites in the area that before this time actually had no scientific dates applied to them and what effects SRAC’s efforts with carbon dating can have on our understanding of our region’s past and the people who lived here. 3:15 pm - Dick Kane will present cultural history of the Seneca people. 4:00 pm - Dick Kane and Family will provide authentic Seneca Native American dance and drumming which will also include an invitation for the public to take part. Current SRAC members are invited to the annual luncheon from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. To RSVP or renew membership, call (607) 565-7960.

Tioga State Bank Receives National Recognition Tioga State Bank has once again received national recognition as one of American Banker magazine’s “Best Banks to Work For.” For the second consecutive year, the bank was honored for their employees’ commitment to their customers and communities. The Best Banks to Work For program, which was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes, and honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee

engagement and satisfaction. Full results of this year’s program are available at www.americanbanker. com and in the September issue of American Banker magazine. Tioga State Bank, with 100 employees and $482 million in assets, provides financial services to the Southern Tier of New York State and Northern Pennsylvania with eleven conveniently located community offices in Broome, Tioga, Chemung, and Tompkins counties.



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Ribbon Cutting on River Row

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on September 27 to celebrate the new headquarters of Stephen Donnelly and Associates on the 3rd floor of 208 Front Street along River Row in Owego. Stephen Donnelly and Associates is a marketing and communications company offering campaign and content creation, research and development, public relations, storytelling, copywriting, business consulting, digital marketing, social media management, data gathering/analysis,

and media buying. President and founder Stephen Donnelly says that since moving back to his home region, his business has experienced explosive growth. Donnelly says he has seven employees working on behalf of more than 100 clients across New York and the country. He says he’s already looking for additional space in the building for more growth.

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2 Teaspoons coriander seeds 2 Teaspoons mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds 1 Small red onion, thinly sliced 1 Cup cider vinegar 1 Tablespoon sugar Salt to taste 3 Large tomatoes, diced into bite size pieces 1 Cucumber, diced into bite size pieces 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/3 Cup cilantro Cook coriander, mustard and cumin seeds in a large saucepan until they begin to pop and become fragrant. Then add vinegar, sugar, salt and one cup water and simmer for two minutes. In a small bowl add onions and seed mixture. Refrigerate for one hour. When ready to serve, remove onions from mixture and place into a large salad bowl with the tomatoes, cucumber, and cilantro. Toss and drizzle with olive oil.

Chicken and Peach Salad with Balsamic-Honey Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken: 1 Pound boneless chicken breasts 3 Tablespoons olive oil 2 Cloves garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon lemon juice Salt and Pepper Vinaigrette: 1/3 Cup olive oil 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon honey 1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard Salt and pepper Salad: 2 Cups spinach 1 Cup Arugula 1 Pound peaches, sliced 2 Cups corn kernels 1/2 Cup pecans, chopped 1 Small red onion, sliced 4 Ounces Feta Cheese

In a large sealable bag and chicken, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Place in fridge and let marinate

for 30 minutes or longer if time is allowed. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Once the chicken has marinated place mixture in a baking dish and cook for 25 minutes, flipping the chicken breasts halfway through. While the chicken is cooking add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and whisk until well combined. Place in fridge. In a large bowl add spinach, arugula, peaches, corn, pecans, red onion and toss together lightly. Then sprinkle feta cheese on top. Slice the chicken, add on top of salad and drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette when ready to serve.

Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Salad: 6 Cups baby spinach 1 Pint strawberries, sliced 1 Avocado, diced 4 Ounces blue cheese or feta cheese 1/4 Cup slivered almonds 1 small red onion, thinly sliced Poppy seed dressing: 1/3 Cup olive oil 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoons honey 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds 2 Teaspoon dried mustard salt and pepper

In a small mixing bowl add olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, poppy seeds and dried mustard and whisk until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste and set in the fridge. In a large bowl add spinach, sliced strawberries, diced avocado, feta or blue cheese, slivered almonds and sliced red onion and toss. When ready to serve, add poppy seed dressing and toss. You can find more delicious recipes at

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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 In honor of National Business Women’s Month, we, the members of NYS Women, Inc., Susquehanna Chapter 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.

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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 September 10, 2019. Women still make 81.6 cents for every dollar men make, based on the median earnings of all full-time, year-round workers in 2018, which has stayed the same since 2017. (Source: National Committee on Pay Equity, 2019)

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The statistics on women in business are improving and moving forward each year. For the first time, the Pay equity date for 2020 is March 31st, compared to April. This is the date that symbolizes how far into the year a women must work to earn what men earned the previous year.




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New York State Women in Business Month A salute to professional and business women Reminder for Fall AMBA Wellness program, October 19, 2019. United Methodist Church – Owego 6am to 10am. Call 1-800-2348888 for appointment. $40.00 - 38 blood screenings for disease, $7.00 – handling fee. Additional screenings for low costs. Check FB new york state women, inc. Susquehanna chapter or

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New York State Women Inc., Susquehanna chapter holds dinner programs the 4th Monday of each month, with the exception of May and December. The program showcases a woman in business in Tioga county. Our focus is education for women in the workplace or women seeking or re-entering the work force. We offer monthly grants of up to $200.00/month and Yearly Women Helping Women Scholarships of $1,000.00 each. For further information and google calendar for monthly locations and topics. New York women Inc., Susquehanna is a proud member of the Tioga Chamber of Commerce. New York State Women Inc., Susquehanna Chapter We build powerful women personally, professionally and politically. Women Helping Women Offering scholarships and monthly grants to advance women in our community Serving the Tioga Community for over 47 years AMBA Wellness Program – October 19, 2019, May 26, 2020 Partnering with other organizations in Tioga County to promote women Tioga Women Lead Tioga Chamber of Commerce Tioga Rural Ministry A New Hope Center To learn more about our organization or to join us for dinner and a program, Check out our website at

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The Newark Valley Central Schools Annual Alumni Community Concert will be held at 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 19, in the Newark Valley High School Jewel Bittner-Griffith auditorium. This free concert celebrates the accomplishments of past NVHS graduates and staff while accepting donations to be put towards scholarships for the next generation of NVHS seniors. Many alumni who performed in past concerts will be back by popular demand to en-

tertain the crowd. Single voices, duets, choirs, dance, comedy, rock and instrumentalists will all be represented. The concert will again include a choir of alumni voices led by Newark Valley’s beloved director Jewel Griffith. The group will perform a song to honor our Veterans, always deserving of our eternal gratitude. Free will offerings will be gratefully accepted. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Girls Wanted for Podcasting Program In recognition of the dynamic intersection of the arts, creativity, and technology, Tioga Arts Countil (TAC) is recruiting participants for a girls-only, podcasting and service-learning program called Sound Effect. Currently, TAC is seeking six girls, ages 13 - 18, to participate in this new program. Sound Effect will be structured as a 12-week program in which participants commit to meeting approximately four hours per week for 10 weeks to create a two-part podcast about an issue facing women, Tioga County, or both. Once the podcasts are created and recorded, they will air on WEBO for two consecutive weeks. Key activities of this program will include: • Attending a luncheon presentation with community and nonprofit leaders to learn about issues affecting Tioga County, women, or both; • Identifying and choosing an issue to

focus a three-part podcast series on; • Learning about the podcast as a technological medium for communication; • Developing a podcast series with emphasis on idea development, scripting, and interviewing; • Gaining skills related to the technical development of the podcast, including: recording, editing, and final production both at TCCA and WEBO Radio Station; • Finalizing the two-part podcast series and reflecting on their experience in the program. Currently, TAC is seeking participants to sign-up between now and December. The program is scheduled to begin in January 2019. For additional information, contact Christina Di Stefano, Executive Director, Tioga Arts Council, at 687-0785 or

County Legislature Meeting - Oct. 15 The 10th regular meeting of the Tioga County Legislature will be held at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, October 15, in the auditorium of the county office building at 56 Main Street in Owego.

If you would like to attend and require any accommodation or auxiliary aid, call 687-8240. With advance notice, necessary auxiliary aids will be provided at no cost.

At the Apalachin Library

719 Main St., Apalachin, 625-3333 Mon, Tues, Thurs 10am-8pm; Fri, Sat 10am-2pm, Closed Wed, Sun Library Card You will now need your library card to do transactions at the library. Using the card helps avoid mistakes. If you lost your card, now is a good time to get a new one. Coat Drive You can donate gently used, clean coats now through November 23. Leave them only when the library is open. Story Hour Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10:30am For preschool children. Stories, music, crafts, etc. Children must be accompanied by their adult. Daisy Girl Scouts Monday, October 7 and 21, 5:30m Learn about the basics of Girl Scouts and what it means to be a Daisy (Kindergarten and First Grade girls). Book Discussion Tuesday, October 8, 1pm Monday, October 28, 1pm Contact the library for information about what books will be discussed. STEAM Tuesday, October 8, 6:30pm Create with clothes pins, clips and craft sticks. Yoga Thursdays, 6:30pm Yoga each Thursday evening in October - even Halloween. Mahjongg Monday, October 14, 5:30pm Play or learn to play. Sewing Mondays, 6:30pm Beginning sewing with teacher Naomi Seaver.

Board Meeting Tuesday, October 15, 6:15pm Everyone is welcome to attend. STEAM Tuesday, October 22, 6:30pm Candy corn catapults. Halloween Party Saturday, October 26, 10:30am A spooky story at 10:30am followed by games, crafts, and snacks. Dress up, or not - your choice Call 625-3333 to let the librarians know you will attend. Who Did It? October 28 - November 1 Come to the library from October 28 through November 1 to help solve a mystery. The librarians will have everything you need to be the detective and discover who murdered Tony. American Girl Doll Collection The library has added a boy doll to its American Girl Doll Collection. All dolls are available to play with in the library. Thank You Thanks to a grant from the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation, the library will soon have two new heat/cooling units and will not need to use window air conditioners. They should provide more comfort at a lower cost. New Pavilion A new pavilion is going up on the library’s side lawn thanks to the generous support of Assemblyman Chris Friend. The librarians look forward to hosting lots of fun activities.







Apalachin Lions Club News

Pictured at the Apalachin Lions dinner held on September 25, from the 2019 HOBY workshop (left to right) Lion President Leigh Ericson, Vestal HS Laura Vasilopoulos, OFA Leigha Shaughnessy, and VP2 Patty Griffisy.

Annual Winter Coat Drive Now through November 24, the Apalachin Lions are collecting clean, useable winter coats for those in need. You can drop off the coats at Blessed Trinity at St. Margaret Mary’s in Apalachin on the table at the right as you exit Mass; at the Apalachin United Methodist Church at 303 Pennsylvania Avene; at the Apalachin Library during regular hours; and at Johnson’s Pools and Spas in Owego. The Lions thank you in advance. Apalachin Lions HOBY 2020 The Apalachin Lions, in conjunction with their parent organization, 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. It will be held in the spring of 2020. 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. Annual Senior Citizens Dinner The Apalachin Lions will be hosting its 56th Annual Senior Citizen Dinner on Wednesday, November 6, at Donoli’s Restaurant on Route 434 in Apalachin. Invitations are limited to residents of the Apalachin, Little Meadows, and Campville and Crestview Heights communities. These are the areas where the Apalachin Lions solicits its funds to serve the local community. A routine mailing to the regular attendees will be sent out in mid-October. If you are a senior citizen that resides in one of those areas and would like to attend but do not receive an invitation, call Lion Donald Castellucci Jr. at 687-0965. The event runs from 5:30 to 8:00 pm and includes a traditional Thanksgiving meal and entertainment.

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