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O Tannenbaum Holiday Fundraiser

The Annual O Tannenbaum Holiday fundraiser is open now through December 17 at the Tioga History Museum in Owego. This year’s theme is “Christmas at the Circus” and you are invited to visit the more than 100 trees, wreaths, and other items up for silent auction. Visitors will enjoy musical performances from Rick Pedro, Daphne Braden, Friday at Fred’s, OFA classes, Melissa Collins, and more. Activities include wood carving demonstrations, children’s activities, and a display of antique toys. Children can

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write and mail letters to Santa – and receive responses in the mail – and even visit him when he stops by the museum. O Tannenbaum runs through December 17, Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Tioga History Museum will be closed November 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving. For more information, call 6872460 or email museum@tiogahisory.org. Visit www.tiogahistory.org for the special events calendar.

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Lights on the River - December 2, 4 - 9 pm

The Historic Owego Marketplace will light up the night in Owego, Friday December 2, from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. Activities will include musicians, carolers, ice carvers, Santa, live reindeer,

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fireworks at 8:00 pm and much more. There will be many special offerings from merchants and restaurants. www.owego.org

Veterans Day Ceremony November 11 11:00 am Courthouse Square Owego

The Owego Holiday Showcase, will take place on Saturday, November 12, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in downtown Owego with a full day of entertainment, shopping and dining. . Santa will arrive in the village by horse drawn carriage at 11:00 am and take up his chair at the Tioga Arts Council on Front Street where all the children may visit him. Activities include horse and carriage rides throughout the village. The carriage rides will depart from in

front of the Barleycorn until 3:00 pm. BonFed Cartoonictures will be at the Riverow Bookshop. Juggler Will Stafford will perform throughout downtown. There will be special offerings from Owego’s merchants and restaurants. Park and Ride the shuttle from the Tioga County Fairgrounds. Support local businesses! www.owego.org


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Apalachin Lions Honor 2016 Peace Poster Contest Winners

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Owego Middle School (OAMS) student Parker Sage, Vestal Middle School (VMS) student Autumn Carter, and their families were guests of the Apalachin Lions Club at the club’s October 26th meeting. The two students were winners of the 29th Annual Peace Poster Contest, Celebration of Peace sponsored by the Apalachin Lions and Lions International. Over 125 students participated in the contest. The winning posters of Parker

and Autumn will now go on for judging at the Lions district level. If selected they will be forwarded to Lions International for judging against entries from over 150 countries. Lion Terry White presented each of the winners with a $50 savings bond. President Judy Murphy expressed the Apalachin Lions’ appreciation to teachers Jolene Williams from OAMS and Christopher Gilligan from VMS for the time and effort they expended on this project.

Mobile Food Pantry Food Distribution November 30 Low to moderate income individuals and families are invited to Participate in a Mobile Food Pantry Distribution sponsored by the Apalachin Lions Club in partnership with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. The distribution will be held on November 30 from Noon at St. Margaret Mary’s parking lot, 110 Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin. Please bring your own bags or boxes. Call Food Bank of the Southern Tier 607-796-6061 with any questions. In addition to The Mobile Food Pantry, The Owego Apalachin Family Reading Partnership will be distributing free Children's books

Organ & Brass Concert Organist, Larry Hoey, & A Touch of Brass will perform at Memorial Park Baptist Church, 1013 Front Street, in Vestal on Friday, November 11, at 7:00 pm. A free will offering will be taken. Tioga County's

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Jim Raftis Sr, from Owego VFW Post 1371, gave a special program regarding veterans to first graders at the Apalachin Elementary School on November 3.

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Veterans Day 11-11-11 Honors All Who Served and Purple Heart Recipients Invitation to attend Veterans Day Owego and Tioga County will honor all who served and Medal of Honor recipients for their valor, courage and sacrifice at 11:00 am on Friday, November 11, at the Tioga County Veterans Memorial and Tioga County Union Memorial on the south lawn of the Tioga County Court House in Owego. Veterans are urged to wear with pride their valor and service medals. Wreaths will remember the 173 fallen heroes from Tioga County. Not forgotten are POWs and MIAs from all wars. Tioga County’s Purple Heart recipients and the oldest living veterans over 90 years of age will be recognized. Free Dinner for Northern Tioga Veterans The Newark Valley Historical Society will honor veterans of all Armed Forces and spouses of deceased veterans from Berkshire, Newark Valley, and Richford at a free dinner on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, at 4:00 pm, at a new location - the parish hall of St. John's Church. Contact Marcia Kiechle 642-8967 for more information.

Donate now for new American flags to fly on the Court Street Bridge that will honor Tioga County’s fallen heroes for their service and sacrifice. Remembering Veterans with Wreath Each Christmas wreath placed at a veteran’s headstone is a gift from one appreciative American family to another who knows what it means to serve and sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy each and every day. This year’s challenge is an evergreen symbol to honor ALL veterans at cemeteries in Tioga and Bradford Counties. National Wreaths Across America Day is Saturday, December 17, 11:00 am, at Arlington National Cemetery – marking its 152nd anniversary - and national and community cemeteries across the United States and overseas. The mission is to remember, honor and teach about the service of deceased veterans. Go to www.wreathsacross america.org /about/answering-why/ Who to Contact For more information on any of these items, contact Glenn A. Warner Post 1371 Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Day Chairman Jim Raftis jraftis2@stny.rr.com.

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Boy Scout Troop 35 and the TiogaNichols Lions Club worked together to replace an old broken bench with a new bench at the Nichols Post Office. Tioga -Nichols Lions Club approached the Boy Scouts with the project. The Lions Club provided the monetary backing and the Boy Scouts designed and built the bench. Nichols Mayor Lesley Pelotte said, “We are very fortunate to have

community groups who can work together and provide items for the community, and that many people of the Nichols community walk to the Post Office and use the bench to sit, rest and talk to neighbors.” Present for the placement of the bench were the TiogaNichols Lions, Mayor Lesley Pelotte, and the Boy Scouts of Troop 36.

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Thomas Ritz Earns Eagle Scout Rank Thomas Ritz of Apalachin was reconized as an Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America on Saturday, October 22, 2016. A traditional ceremony and dinner was held at the Apalachin Firemen’s Field Days grounds. Thomas is a member of Troop 38, chartered by the First Presbyterian Church in Owego. Thomas is the son of David and Cathy Ritz of Apalachin, and the grandson of Marvin and Ida Kenyon, Conklin Forks, NY. Eagle Scout is the highest rank achievable for a scout in the Boy Scouts of America organization.

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Veterans Dinner in Newark Valley - November 11 The Newark Valley Historical Society will host their annual Veterans Day Dinner on Wednesday, November 11, at 4:00 pm, at St. John’s Hall, 24 Rock Street in Newark Valley. The location is a change from previous years when it was held at the fire station. The fire station is being remodeled and therefore the dinner will be at St. John’s hall this year. Veterans and their guests as well as

spouses of deceased veterans from Richford, Berkshire, and Newark Valley are invited to attend the free dinner and program. To make reservations, call the Newark Valley Historical Society (642-9516) and leave your name and how many will attend. For more information, call Marcia Kiechle at 642-8967.

Farm Brewery Summit on November 10 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is hosting a Farm Brewery Summit on Thursday November 10, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Those interested in learning more about how to grow quality malting barley that brewers and malt houses are interested in purchasing will want to attend. Local brewers and malt houses looking for additional suppliers of malting barley will want to attend to network with growers across the state. The cost to attend this full day learn-

ing opportunity is $30, which includes a locally sourced lunch prepared by Water Street Brewing Co, all presenter materials and time to network with attendees. For more information, contact Laura Biasillo, Agricultural Economic Development Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension-Broome County 840 Upper Front St., Binghamton at (607) 584-5007 or lw257@cornell.edu. www.ccebroomecounty.com

Chicken BBQ Dinner - November 19 A Chicken BBQ Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 19, at VFW Post #1371, 207 Main Street in Owego, beginning at 11:00 am. The dinner includes half chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, and a dinner roll. Dinner pro-

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County Legislature Meeting - Nov. 15 The 11th Regular Meeting of 2016 of the Tioga County Legislature will be held at 12:00 pm Tuesday, November 15, in the Edward D. Hubbard Auditorium at 56 Main Street in Owego. Committee meetings will be held in the Legislative Conference Room, the Edward D. Hubbard Auditorium, or Conference

Rooms as listed. Individuals requiring any accommodation or auxiliary aid may contact the Legislative Office at 6878240. With advance notice, necessary auxiliary aids will be provided at no cost.

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4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the Year The National 4-H Council announced earlier this year that John King was selected as the 2016 National 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the Year. Mr. King has been a shooting sports instructor for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County’s (CCE Tioga) 4-H Program for over 8 years and was nominated by Jody Tatich, the 4-H Program Manager, with input from youth and parents for his dedication to the 4-H youth development program. This award recognizes 4-H volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to 4-H, while promoting service through volunteerism as both an opportunity and a privilege. On Friday, October 7, King was recognized for his accomplishment by the 4 -H National Council at the 4-H Heritage Luncheon at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD. A cash award of $1000 was also presented to the Tioga County 4-H Program in recognition of his award. Each year, the 4-H Salute to Excellence honors one individual in each of the four U.S. regions and from that from that group they select a national winner. “The success of our 4-H Program is due to wonderful leaders like John. We appreciate all that he has done. We are elated for him and our local program, as well as our great state-wide 4-H Program,” says Andy Fagan, Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County. “John is an inspiration to 4-H youth. His work is a constant reminder that the life-changing 4-

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experience would be impossible without caring adult mentors like him,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, President & CEO, National 4-H Council. To find out more about the Tioga County 4-H Program contact the 4-H Office, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tioga County at 687-4020 or visit tioga.cce.cornell.edu.

John King receives award at 4-H Hertiage Luncheon

Coat Drive Continues Through Nov 20 The Apalachin Lions Club will be collecting CLEAN useable winter coats for those in need now through November 20. Coats can be left 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 and Johnson’s Pools and Spas in Owego. The Lions Club thanks you!

Harvest Soup and Bread Lunch - Nov. 12 There will be a Harvest Soup and Bread Lunch at the First Baptist Church, 228 Main Street in Owego on Saturday, November 12, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Enjoy homemade soups with a delicious fresh roll. There will be a wide variety of soups to choose from. Eat in or take out. The soup with a roll and coffee or water is just $6.00. While eating, listen to the sounds of the season by pianist Winnie Allen.

The funds raised will be used for programs for children and families. The luncheon is on the same date as Owego’s Holiday Showcase. Stop over to the church to warm your insides while enjoying the festivities in downtown Owego. Please enter the door off of the parking lot.


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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on October 27 to celebrate the grand opening of Bill's Restaurant at 53 South Depot Street in Owego. Bill’s Restaurant is a casual dining restaurant and bar open for lunch, dinner and special occasions. The menu features made-from-scratch items including appetizers, soups and specialty sandwiches along with burgers, hand-cut French fries, milkshakes, and a salad bar. They are fully licensed for alcohol with several beers on tap. Daily specials include

Burger Tuesday, Friday fish dinners and Prime Rib on Saturdays. Formerly the Erie Depot Train Station, patrons can watch trains pass by daily. Bill’s has a spacious horseshoe shaped bar with TVs, a partitioned dining room perfect for small events, a stage for entertainment, plenty of parking, and is handicap accessible. Bill’s is open Tuesday through Thursday 11 am to 9 pm, Friday 11 am to 10 pm and Saturday 4 pm to 10 pm, and closed Sundays and Mondays except for special events.

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held October 26 for HeartGlow Integrated Massage at the office of Dr. Keith Nichols, 130 Temple Street in Owego. HeartGlow Integrated Massage is owned by Certified Medical Massage Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist (NY & PA), and Reiki Master, Carol A. Schneider. By blending Eastern and Western

modalities, clients are provided with a unique, customized massage to help you unwind, energize and revitalize for your optimum benefit. Discounts are available for Veterans and caretakers. Owego office hours are by appointment on Monday and Friday.


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Craig Randall, Mayor of Lake Placid; Tait Wardlaw, Empire State Winter Games Director; Mark Tryniski, CEO of Community Bank, N.A.; Gordy Sheer, past Olympic luge participant and ESWG alum; and Andrew Weibrecht, past Olympic alpine skier and ESWG alum pose for a photo at a press event at the CBNA branch in Canton, NY, on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Community Bank N.A. President and CEO Mark Tryniski announced this morning that the bank has been named the title sponsor for the 2017 Empire State Winter Games. The press conference was held at the Community Bank N.A. branch in Canton. The partnership will support the community-driven, multiday sporting event, which is expected to have a nearly $3 million economic impact on the region. “Community Bank is proud to support the 2017 Empire State Winter Games, which continue to promote tourism and economic development in our communities,” Tryniski said. “The games have a profound impact on both our region and the participants, and I am excited to see what the 2017 event brings.” The 37th Empire State Winter Games will continue to benefit from significant momentum gained in the 2016 competition. New sports venues combined with much greater awareness are now paired with a powerful partnership with Community Bank N.A. ESWG officials expect an increase in audience and excitement, as well as more participants in all sports, from the classics, such as figure skating, to the more avant garde big air and snow bike competitions. New in 2017, a “Marathon Skate” event on Mirror Lake and significant increases in adaptive sports of all

kinds will be added to the schedule. “Coming on the heels of a successful re-launch of the ESWGs in 2016, this partnership with CBNA, as well as an overwhelming level of support from the entire North Country community, ensures that 2107 will be the most exciting and successful year ever,” Executive Director Tait Wardlaw said. “The games are truly a reflection of the enthusiasm and true sense of cooperation that everyone has for our regional winter sports.” The Empire State Winter Games bring together more than 1,900 athletes from across New York and beyond to compete in 19 winter sports at various venues in the North Country and Adirondack regions. The 37th games will take place February 2 - 5. “The addition of Community Bank as part of the ESWG coalition is great news,” said Senator Betty Little. “It is inspirational to see that the Games continue to both honor the event's significant heritage and to grow and evolve.” For more information about the Empire State Winter Games, visit empirestatewintergames.com Community Bank System Inc. (CBSI) operates more than 190 customer facilities across Upstate New York and Northeastern Pennsylvania through its banking subsidiary, Community Bank N.A. www.empirestatewintergames.com.

Calf Management Workshops Offered Cornell Cooperative Extension and the South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team in collaboration with Cornell’s PRO-DAIRY and the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program will be offering two sessions for the 2016 Calf Management Workshop. Session I will take place on November 9, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Fred’s Inn, 5149 Rt. 12, Norwich, NY, and Tiger Lily Holsteins, 3633 County Rd. 32, Oxford, NY, and on November 16, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Magro’s Italia Pizzaria, 5758 Telephone Rd., Cincinnatus, NY, and Riverside Dairy, 2258 Lower Cincinnatus Rd., Cincinnatus, NY. Session II will take place on November 10, from 10:00 am to - 3:00 pm at Venture Farms, 6978 State Route 80, Tully, NY, and November 17, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Shelly’s Bar &

Restaurant, 1678 Cortland Street in DeRuyter, NY and Gate House Farms, 2 East Lake Road in DeRuyter, NY. Classroom topics include Maximizing calf potential before birth, Colostrum management, Pre-weaned calf nutrition, Calf health, and Housing & Ventilation. Both sessions are identical programs. Pick whichever program fits your location best and attend both days in that session. The cost is $50 per person, which includes lunch and materials for both days. Pre-registration is required. Register for Session I on-line at: https://scnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/ event_preregistration.php?event=443 Register for Session II on-line at: https://scnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/ event_preregistration.php?event=444 Or register by calling Jen (607) 3912662 or email jma358@cornell.edu. For more information, call (607) 391-2673.

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Tioga Central High School Complete Training

32 YES LEADers from Tioga Central High School attended a special training aimed at building skills they’ll use to talk to elementary students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Tioga Central YES LEADers Sarah Hollenbeck, Kellie Wainwright and Anna Schumacher work together on Play-Dough Pictionary, an activity designed to encourage teamwork and communication.

The YES Launch training program teaches YES LEADers how to be role models for younger students through different team activities and educational sessions. Trained YES LEADers are substance-free role

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AFD District Update Dear Apalachin Taxpayers: Building upon our communication last month, many of you have commented on improvements near the station as the house at 284 Pennsylvania Avenue was demolished this past month in advance of the new fire station being planned for the site. Next steps for the new station are the bid package being finalized for November 11th with expected receipt of contractor bids the first week of December. With a lot of our focus on cost control, we are confident the bids will be within budget and a new station built in 2017. In other activity this month, the Board of Fire Commissioners finalized the 2017 budget along with our public hearing October 18th that was lightly attended. The Commissioners unanimously approved the $977,519 budget for 2017 which included the $206,715 debt service fund payment for the new Station 1 project. Excluding the new debt service fund payment, the operations and reserve budgets were within the 0.68% tax cap afforded the Fire District for 2017 (more commonly referred to as the 2% tax cap) demonstrating the Board’s commitment to keeping taxes as low as possible. For clarity, we will exceed the “2% tax cap” due to the debt service fund approved by you the taxpayers in November 2015. It is the Board’s expectation that we will return to our ability to keep within the tax cap for years to come.

I’d like to end this month’s update recognizing the dozens of volunteer firefighters that keep all of us safe in Apalachin. In addition to regular fire and EMS services, October is a busy month in the community in regards to the Department’s Fire Prevention and Outreach efforts. Hundreds of volunteer hours were put forward educating our students at local schools on fire prevention, hosting and providing Fire and EMS coverage for our neighbor not-for-profit’s like Traci’s Hope, the Apalachin Lions Club 5K, Dick’s Sporting Goods Marathon, AYFL Superbowl (Go Raiders!), AES Trunks of Treats, and the Maryvale Block Party. These events are excellent opportunities for our volunteers to engage with the community, educate our youth on the importance of fire prevention and safety, and for the volunteers to hear and feel your support firsthand. On behalf of the Board of Fire Commissioners, we want to thank all of our volunteer firefighters. I invite you to reach out via phone or email and I will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have for the Fire District. We appreciate your continued support of the Fire District and your volunteer Fire Department. Sincerely, Brian Rieber Chairman, Board of Fire Commissioners Chairman@apalachinfd.com 607-765-2974

also taught a new program called “The pHARMING Effects”. Developed by Youth to Youth International in conjunction with Cardinal Health Foundation, this new youthled collaborative was designed to teach middle school students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and their long-term connection to heroin. Tioga Central is one of

five YES LEADS districts who will roll out this new presentation to students in the next couple months. Tioga Central High School’s YES LEADers are also committed to helping their community throughout the year. In addition to visiting classrooms, they play an instrumental role in running the district’s Summer Recreation Program.

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Ski Club to Host Ski Sale - Nov. 20

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The Triple Cities Ski Club (TCSC) will hold its 36th Annual Ski Sale on Sunday, November 20, from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm at Brothers 2 Banquet Facility, 2901 Watson Boulevard in Endwell. The sale is open to the public and gives sports enthusiasts an opportunity to buy and sell downhill and cross-country skis, boots, poles, bindings, clothing, plus snowboarding, skating, hockey, camping, biking and other equipment. Ski shops and vendors from ski resorts will also be selling equipment and clothing at discounted prices. Drop-off times for items to sell are Saturday, November 19, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, and 8:00 to 9:30 am on Sunday, November 20. Sale items must be brought to Brothers 2 (Banquet Room) at the designated times. The registration fee is 50 cents per item and 20% commission for items sold. Pickup times after the sale are Sunday, 4:30 to 6:00 pm following the sale and Monday, November 21, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Sellers can check online during the sale to see if items have sold. TCSC will also be hold a bake sale during the ski sale with proceeds going

to Greek Peak Adaptive Snowsports: a free program offered at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, which teaches physically and mentally challenged individuals how to ski using adaptive equipment with personal volunteer ski instructors (www.gpadaptive). An informational table will be available for people to join TCSC at $10 a year. The club’s nearly 400 members enjoy discounted prices at area ski resorts and opportunities to go on ski trips at group rates. TCSC will have an informational booth in the lobby at the Warren Miller Film: Here, There and Everywhere, at the Forum in Binghamton, Sunday, November 13, at 7:30 pm. Tickets for the film are at Bergers Ski & Snowboard Shop for $18/$19. Attendees will receive vouchers for free lift tickets. Club meetings are held at Brothers 2 on the first Thursday of the month September through May. For more information call Tim Hanna at (607) 6567680 or E-mail Sale@ TripleCitiesSkiClub.com or go to www.TripleCitiesSkiClub.com

Home for the Holidays Craft Fair - Nov. 19 On Saturday, November 19, VFW Post #1371 at 207 Main Street in Owego will host a Home for the Holidays Craft Fair. Crafters and vendors will be available from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Everyone is invited to participate in this event that benefits the many functions that the VFW does for our community. Call Kat Amato 237-9477 for information about this event.

Floyd Hooker Grants Available

Deadline extended to November 30, 2016 The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) is seeking applications for grants that will benefit the youth of Tioga County, NY. These grants will be awarded from the Floyd Hooker Estate Fund at the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers. This is open to governmental or non-profit organizations that benefit the youth of Tioga County, NY. The Floyd Hooker Fund was established after Floyd “Vic” Hooker died in 2007 and designated a portion of his estate to benefit the youth of Tioga County, New York. Floyd had previously won $45 million in the NYS lottery. After winning the lottery he made no major changes to his life and continued to live in a small apartment above his favorite restaurant. Through this endowment fund, his generosity continues to support youth programming. For example activities

that provide youth with the following: an ongoing relationship with a caring and mentoring adult, a healthy start in life, safe places to learn and grow, a marketable skill through effective education, and an opportunity to give back through community service are just a few examples of past program support. The Floyd Hooker Fund has $23,000 available to grant for youth programs in Tioga County, NY. The deadline to apply has been extended to Wednesday, November 30, 2016. An application can obtained from CFTT by contacting them at info@twintierscf.org or (570) 888-4759, or by writing to CFTT, 104 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA 18840. The application can also be downloaded from their web site www.twintierscf.org.

An Evening of 18th Century Entertainment On Saturday, November 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, visit the Benjamin Patterson Inn in Corning for an evening of 18th century entertainment. The attendees will enjoy five historic alcohol beverages concocted by the Patterson Inn tavern, two non-alcoholic drinks, traditional beef stew and light fare served by Corning Catering, liquor tastings by Four Fights Distilling, beer tastings from a local brewery and des-

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dents, they all have access to free nutritious meals, and they are all equal. The school breakfasts and lunches include healthy, nutritious food items that offer the right proportions of grains, protein, vegetables, dairy and fruits that a child needs to be successful in school. “Overall, I think this will make for a lot of happier classrooms,” said Kelly. “One student told me recently how happy they were to be able to eat breakfast now.” CEP eliminates the burden of collecting applications to determine eligibility for meal programs, reducing paperwork and administrative costs. TST BOCES is guaranteed participation in the CEP program for the next four years.

Holiday Craft Fair - December 3 Owego Apalachin Music Booster Club Annual Holiday Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Owego Apalachin Middle School, Sheldon Guile Blvd. behind Owego Free Academy.

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At the Apalachin Library The Apalachin Library is very grateful to the Floyd Hooker Foundation for awarding a grant to update the children’s room. The library bought new children’s tables and chairs, a double sided book cart, a story hour carpet, and many books. The library’s tables and chairs were getting very used. The new bigger carpet, the book cart and all the new books

make story hour - as well as just visiting the children’s room - a better experience. The library provides a story hour program twice a week for preschoolers and a parent or other adult. If you have not visited lately, stop in. The Apalachin Library has lots to offer families in a fun, free and friendly environment.

Cartwright Achieves AMSOIL T-1 Certification & WIX Filters Expert Level Certification Patrick Cartwright Jr, an Independent AMSOIL Dealer and Owego resident recently completed T-1 Training with AMSOIL University, upon testing he achieved Certification as an AMSOIL T-1 Certified Dealer. The training program is one of four offered at AMSOIL UNIVERSITY where dealers can obtain the required training to become successful dealers. The T-1 Certification Program is an educational series designed to provide a solid foundation on which dealers build their business. It allows AMSOIL to reward Dealers who demonstrate they have acquired the basic knowledge and customer service skills necessary to properly serve AMSOIL customers. The T-1 Certification Series includes information on all AMSOIL products and programs and provide guidance on how to help customers choose the correct AMSOIL prod-

ucts for their application. In addition Cartwright also recently attended WIX Institute of Filtration Technology, training program where he obtained both the Technician and then the Expert Level certifications. The Expert Certification program is the second of three levels of certification offered in the series to obtain Certified Filtration Specialist Diploma. These programs covered Air Induction Systems of both gasoline and diesel engines, light duty filtration, medium duty filtration products and services, , light and medium duty specialty filtration products and services, , heavy duty specialty filtration products and services. These courses have prepared Cartwright to make proper recommendations on replacement high end filtration products to ensure the highest level of protection for the engines they are installed on.


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Local Students Learn to Teach About Making Safe Choices

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Tioga Central High School YES LEADers learned about the importance of being positive role models and staying drug and alcohol free at YES Ignites. More than 550 middle and high school students from 14 school districts throughout Broome, Tioga and Chenango counties came together last month for YES Ignites, where they learned role modeling, leadership and public speaking techniques. Students will use these skills as they participate in the drug-free peer leadership program YES LEADS. YES Safe Choices is a partnership between Senator Fred Akshar and Lourdes Hospital. YES works to help kids in our area learn skills they need to resist using alcohol and drugs. YES also provides parents with useful tips and fun activities they can use as starting points in talking about substance abuse with their kids. Senator Akshar, attending his first YES Ignites conference, said, “I’m very excited to help kick-off YES LEADS

this year. Over the last several months, I’ve had the opportunity to see how great these kids are and the work they’re putting into improving our community. Today’s training will give these LEADers valuable skills they’ll use to share the importance of living a drug-free life.” YES LEADers will organize dozens of group presentations for elementary school students, and sponsor poster contests, family movie nights and other school and community events. Attending last month’s training were students from Afton, BainbridgeGuilford, Chenango Valley, MaineEndwell, Norwich, Owego-Apalachin, Seton Catholic, Susquehanna Valley, Tioga Central, Union-Endicott, Vestal, Waverly and Windsor school districts. www.YesSafeChoices.org.

Fall Craft Fair - Nov. 19 On Saturday, November 19, the United Methodist Women of the Apalachin Methodist Church will hold their annual Fall Craft Fair from 9:00

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and harvesting the produce to augment their existing food pantry. “This will have a significant impact on bridging food insecurity issues in this part of the County,” said Laurie Ellis, Community Services Director, at Tioga Outreach (Catholic Charities). The Owego Rotary Club contributes to numerous community projects and charities in the County, as well as offering scholarships, student leadership programs, and sponsoring exchange students.

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Local Youth Attend Tobacco Control Training

Reality Check youth members from Broome and Tioga County joined over 75 other youth and tobacco control staff from Central New York at Orenda Springs Experiential Learning Center in Marcellus, NY. The day-long training allowed youth to join forces and continue the fight against the tobacco industry. Youth had the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and work on team building activities, which included low and high ropes courses. Reality Check staff Cara Zampi and Marissa Lamphere, along with staff at Orenda Springs, encouraged youth to foster a deeper understanding of self, others, and nature – focusing on skills like leadership, communication, and education of local and state lawmakers related to tobacco control. Exposure to tobacco marketing in stores is a primary cause of youth smoking. Tobacco marketing and sales in stores near schools is a particular

concern because teens that pass by or shop at these stores are routinely exposed to pro-tobacco messaging. In New York State, 51% of tobacco retailers fall within 1,000 feet of a school, so it is not surprising that youth are more likely to use tobacco, as well as purchase, when stores are located within a short distance of their schools. Reality Check engages youth as leaders and activists in the movement against tobacco use and the tobacco industry. Reality Check is a part of Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga, a partnership between Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE), Tioga County and the Broome County Health Department. For more information about how to join Reality Check please call Cara Zampi, CCE Community Educator at 687-4020. tioga.cce.cornell.edu. tobaccofreenys.org.

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5th Owego Kiwanis Ornament The fifth and last in the series of Owego Kiwanis Ornaments which feature Owego, is now available. This year’s ornament features the Owego Central Fire Station. The ornament can be purchased through Van Horn Jewelers on Lake Street, Community Bank (Owego Office), Owego’s Parkview Restaurant, or Kiwanis members. The cost is $20 which includes a display case. Van Horn Jewelers has offered to include, at no charge, a name and date engraving. The Court House (#1), Fireman's Statue (#2), SaSaNa Loft (#3), and Court Street Bridge (#4) ornaments will also be available at Van Horn Jewelers in case you missed any of the collection. They make great gifts. All profits are returned to the community.

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