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60th Anniversary of the Apalachin Raid

It’s said that everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame. If there’s a similar fate for towns, Apalachin’s “15 minutes of fame” came on a cloudy, rainy Thursday afternoon fifty years ago. It was in Apalachin on November 14, 1957, that two New York State Troopers interrupted the best-known Mafia gathering in the United States. Although 63 people were questioned, no arrests were made. But, the Apalachin raid proved for the first time - that an organized crime syndicate did exist. “Before that,” Investigator Vincent Vasisko was quoted as saying in 1989, “people thought there was no such thing as organized crime.” According to Joseph F. O’Brien and Andris Kurins, authors of “Boss of Bosses,” the Apalachin summit became the “dividing line between the “old” Mafia of Al Capone and Salvatore Maranzano and the “new” Mafia that would eventually be headed by Paul Castellano.” At 12:40 pm on Thursday, November

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14, 1957, Sgt. Croswell, Investigator Vasisko, and two Treasury agents, Arthur Huston and Kenneth Brown, were in an unmarked car outside Barbara’s large, stone house on his 53-acre estate on McFall Road in Apalachin. More than 30 large, expensive cars - some with out-of-state plates - were on Barbara’s property. A large party was in progress out by the barbecue pit. One unidentified mobster upon seeing the police, stopped at a nearby house and asked to use their phone. He called Barbara’s and warned them of the police in the area. The homeowner later found a $100 bill by the phone. After being tipped off, Barbara’s guests fled into the woods, creating the bizarre sight of city slickers in silk suits and expensive shoes slipping on wet autumn leaves, tearing coats on barbed wire and brambles. Now, 60 years later area residents still talk about the day Apalachin made history. Visit www.Apalachin.net for more history

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Owego’s Annual Holiday Showcase will be held on Saturday, November 11, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in downtown Owego. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in downtown Owego by horse drawn carriage at 11:15 am and will be available for photo opportunities with the kids. Also enjoy horse and carriage rides, caricature drawings, a variety of music and Christmas displays around town, and much more.

A free park-and-ride shuttle will be available at the Tioga County Fairgrounds on West Main Street in Owego. The shuttle will run continuously every 20 minutes from 9:30 am until 6:30 pm. For a complete list of events, discounts, giveaways, and specials provided by Owego merchants for this event, visit Owego.org. Schedules and brochures will be available at all downtown merchant locations.

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Members of the Little Meadows Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad accept a donation from Repsol Oil & Gas USA employees. Repsol Oil and Gas USA, LLC, a fully integrated oil and gas company operating in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania, is giving back to the community with a $1,500 donation to the Little Meadows Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad. “It is good to have good neighbors,” said the rescue squad’s chief, Leo Purtell. The donation is intended for training

or supplies that will help the volunteer organization continue its important service in the community. Repsol, one of the world’s leading integrated, global oil and gas companies, purchased Talisman Energy in 2015. The fire company and rescue squad welcomes donations. For information on how to donate, call (570) 623-3873.

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

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nie Allen. The luncheon is the same day as Owego’s Holiday Showcase. Stop by and warm your insides while enjoying the festivities in downtown Owego (enter the door off of the parking lot). The money raised will be used for the church’s building fund.

Community Bank Branches Raise Nearly $10,000 to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Community Bank branches across Western and Central New York and the Finger Lakes region recently joined together to raise funds for the Red Cross to support victims of Hurricane Harvey. During September, the 63 participating branches held “Jeans Fridays” initiatives, asking employees to donate to the cause for the option to wear jeans. Additionally, branches held fundraisers, such as bake sales, to raise money. Branches in Tioga County donated $82, contributing to the grand total of $9,995 raised by the 63 branches. “It’s truly amazing to see the impact that can be made when small efforts

come together as a team,” Community Bank N.A. Regional Manager David Sloan said. “Supporting those in need is a fundamental part of our values at Community Bank N.A., and I am extremely proud of all the branches that contributed to this effort to help strangers in need.” Participating branches in Tioga County included Nichols and Owego. For more information on how you can help hurricane victims, visit redcross.org/Disaster-Relief. For more information on Community Bank N.A., visit cbnanews.com. Tioga County's

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Sustainable Health Expo - November 11 The Sustainable Health Expo will be held Saturday, November 11, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the VFW Post #1371 in Owego. Admission is free. There will be more than 40 vendors at the event. The annual Sustainable Health Expo was created by Dr. Alan Perestam and Christine Wilson. This year, they have teamed up with The Pilates Studio and Finucan Chiropractic with Dr. Francine

Finucan to unite amazing vendors, such as fitness facilities, holistic health practitioners, and sustainable organizations, with our local community to gain the awareness of what our area has to offer in a way of health. For more information, go to Sustainablehealthexpony.webs.com or contact Christine Wilson at Sustainablehealth@hotmail.com or (607) 687-0800.

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The Waterman Conservation Education Center is hosting a dinner and magic show on Friday, November 10, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, at the Tioga Downs Casino and Resort in Nichols. The dinner will be a magnificent buffet specially prepared by Tioga Downs own executive chef. While you dine, you will be entertained by Phil Crosson, Artist of Magical Illusion. The event will be held in the Stage Front Dining area at Tioga Downs Casi-

no and Resort located at 2384 West River Road in Nichols. Vegetarian food options and a cash bar will be available. Seating is limited and an RSVP is required. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. You must be 18 and over to attend. Reservations can be made and tickets can be purchased online at: https://www.watermancenter.org/bookonline or by calling Waterman Center at 607-625-2221. For more information, go to www.watermancenter.org.

Mobile Food Pantry in Apalachin on Nov. 29 Low to moderate income individuals and families are invited to participate in a Mobile Food Pantry Distribution on Wednesday, November 29, at Noon at St. Margaret Mary’s parking lot, 110 Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin. The even is sponsored by the Apalachin Lions Club in partnership with the

Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Bring your own bags or boxes. The Owego Apalachin Family Reading Partnership will be distributing free Children's books. If you have questions, call Food Bank of the Southern Tier at (607) 7966061.

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Holiday Craft Fair - December 2 The Owego Apalachin Music Booster’s Holiday Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, December 2, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Owego Elementary School on Sheldon Guile Boulevard in Owego. Holiday music will be performed

throughout the day by music students. Craft vendor spaces still available. Contact Jen Tompkins at 687-6950 if you would like an application. The event benefits the Owego Apalachin Music Booster Scholarship Program.

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St. Brigid Turkey Party & Bake Sale - Nov 16 St. Brigid Parish of Friendsville, PA, will hold its Annual Turkey Party on Thursday, November 16, at 7:00 pm at Neumann Hall, on Route 267 in Choconut, Pa.

The St. Brigid Altar & Rosary Society will sponsor a Bake Sale at the Turkey Party.

Turkey Shoot - Nov. 11 The Rush, PA, Fire Department will hold a Turkey Shoot on Saturday, November 11, starting at 12:00 Noon at the

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Community Care Network Receives Donation To Continue Providing Services A shortfall in state funding left the Community Care Network of Nichols (CCNN) $15,000 shy of the funding it needed to continue operations. Jeff Gural, owner of Tioga Downs, graciously stepped in to make up the difference, covering the entire $15,000 deficit. “No words will ever be adequate to thank Mr. Gural for his generosity,” Dorothy Richter, executive director of CCNN, said. “With the loss of our local public transit system in 2014, there are even more residents relying heavily on CCNN. We are so grateful for Mr. Gural’s donation, which will allow us to continue making a tremendous and posi-

tive impact on the lives of many Tioga County residents.” CCNN would also like to extend its sincere thanks to Senator Fred Akshar, who was successful in his diligent efforts to have $38,000 in state funding released to the network. The Mission of CCNN is currently aimed at enhancing the quality of life for the residents in the town and village of Nichols, the town of Barton, the Town of Tioga and Southside Owego, with hopes of serving the entire Tioga County community. Specifically, the organization is working to establish the required community infrastructure to

Annual Coat Drive The Apalachin Lions Club is collecting clean, useable winter coats now through November 19. The 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, or Johnson’s Pools and Spas in Owego.

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The 2017 Peace Poster Contest Winners

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Lions 5K Run Results The Apalachin Lions Club held its 6th Annual 5K Run on October 14. The Top Male winner was Jeremy Corcoran of Apalachin with a time of 20:58. The Top Female winner was Yvonne McKeon of Owego with a time of 21:58. Awards were also given to the two

Top Walkers, James Lyons of Owego and Maureen Hawley of Owego. Money raised from the event will benefit the Apalachin Lions Foundation and activities such as the Back to School Program, the Christmas Basket Program, and various Youth Programs in Apalachin.

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test, The Future of Peace, is sponsored by the Apalachin Lions and Lions International. More than 50 students participated in the contest. The winning posters of Stephanie and Autumn will now go on for judging at the Lions district level. If selected, the posters will be forwarded to Lions International for judging against entries from over 150 countries.

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Home for the Holidays Fundraiser - Nov 18

VFW Post 1371 Auxiliary is having a Fundraiser called Home For the Holidays on November 18, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at 207 Main Street in Owego. The holiday shopping expo includes a bake sale and a luncheon. Stop in and

see everything that is available. Vendors or crafters who would like to participate can call or text Kat at (607) 237-9477.

OFA Grad Passes NYS Bar

Lillian J. Hines, a 2011 graduate of Owego Free Academy, passed the New York State Bar exam. Lillian graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mansfield University in 2014 and Syracuse University College of Law in May 2017. During her time at law school, Lillian participated in the Moot Court Honor Society and competed in oral advocacy competitions. She took the bar exam in July and received her result on October 23. Lillian is employed at Guttman and Reiter Law Office in Ithaca.

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Aldi Food Market applied to the Town of Owego for permits to construct a market on Route 17C at the location of Scoville-Meno Auto Plaza. Construction could start as early as spring 2018 with completion in the fall of 2018. Scoville-Meno is looking to relocate elsewhere in the Owego area. Pictured above is the Aldi Food Market in Vestal.

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The month-long Eat Smart campaign is part of the association’s new Healthy For Good movement, supported by National Recipe Host Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®. As part of the campaign, the association will provide nutrition tips and healthy recipes throughout the month, focusing on healthy habits during the holiday season.

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New Owner for Owego Salon

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last month to celebrate the new ownership for Shear Paradise at 56 North Avenue in Owego. Shear Paradise is a cutting edge salon offering the latest styles and trends, as well as timeless precision styles. The new owner Jennifer Shaw has been a stylist at the salon for the past 16 years

and is thrilled to carry on the business with a new generation spin. Shaw’s goals are to continue Shear Paradise with the same values and quality of service that it has always been known to be. To make an appointment, call 6875505. For more information, visit shearparadiseowego.com.

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Serving Tioga & Broome County For over 20 years! A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last month at The Party Brush-Paint & Sip Studio at 186 Front Street in Owego. The Party Brush is a locally owned and operated Paint & Sip studio, and features a variety of hands-on painting classes and events. The studio offers space to host your own private painting party, as well as weekly classes open to

all. Painting classes range from kids parties to couples date nights and even Paint Your Pet and glass paintings. All events are open to bringing your own snacks and beverages of choice. For information on upcoming classes, or to book a personalized event, go to www.thepartybrushstudio.com or call (607) 624-4410.

Soup & Salad Dinner - Nov. 10 The Weltonville Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will hold a Soup & Salad Dinner on Friday, November 10, from

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Vestal Announces National Merit Semifinalists

Vestal High School Principal Clifford R. Kasson announced that Vestal High School seniors (left to right) Patrick Sampson, Ewa Sulicz, and Joyce Zhu have qualified as semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship competition. They will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 7,500 scholarship awards as part of the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Turkey & Ham Party The Rush, PA, Fire Department will hold their Annual Turkey & Ham Party on Saturday, November

18, starting at 7:00 pm. Proceeds benefit the Rush Volunteer Fire Department.

Tax-Aide Volunteers Needed for 2018 AARP Tax-Aide Program needs volunteers to help support the free income tax preparation assistance for the elderly and low-income families. The commitment is February 1 to April 13, 2018, at locations around Broome County. Volunteers do both Federal and New York State income taxes. Volun-

teers with knowledge of both computers and the 1040 Federal tax forms are needed. Classes begin January 3, 2018. If you have questions, or want to volunteer, contact Joan Tassey at 625-2658 or fill out the application at: http:// aarp.org/money/taxes/info-2006/ volunteer_aarp _tax_ aide.html

Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25 Local merchants are gearing up for the holiday season and are celebrating the Shop Small movement in conjunction with American Express Small Business Saturday® on November 25, 2017. Small Business Saturday® is an annual event that encourages the local community and visitors to shop at small, independently-owned businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the holiday season. According to the American Express Shop Small ® website, over 112 million shoppers spent over $15.4 billion at small businesses on Small Business Saturday in 2016.

Julie Lovelass, owner of The Owego Kitchen, has been designated as Tioga County’s “Neighborhood Champion” for Small Business Saturday® and is asking businesses who wish to participate in the event on that day to contact her. In addition to the planned event, all Tioga County businesses can take advantage of resources available through American Express Shop Small ® website, such as downloadable posters and other promotional items. Merchants interested in learning more can visit the American Express Shop Small ® at www. americanexpress.com/ShopSmall or stop in to see Julie.

At the Apalachin Library

719 Main Street, Apalachin Hours: M,T,Th 10am-2pm F,Sat 10am-2pm

• Story Hour Story hour will continue in November, but there will be no story hour during Thanksgiving week, Nov. 21 and 23. • Calling All Knitters Knitters and crocheters meet at 1pm Tuesdays, Nov. 14 and 28. Beginners or experienced, bring your project, the library will supply the tea! • Book Discussions Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1:00 pm, “The Widow and the Child” by Fiona Barton. Monday, Nov. 27, 1:00 pm, “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins Monday, Nov. 27, at 7:00 pm, “The Book That Mattered Most by Ann Hood • Closed for Thanksgiving The library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, reopens Saturday, Nov. 25, at 10:00 am.

• Friends of the Library Meeting The Apalachin Friends of the Library will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 2:00 pm and plan the Barnes and Noble fund raiser. Gift Wrap day at B&N will be Saturday, December 9. The book fair week will be announced soon. • Holiday Craft Program Do holiday crafts on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10:30 am or Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30pm. Decorate holiday gift tags, make candy cane ornaments, Christmas tree decorations and paper chains. Adults and children are welcome. Light refreshments. • Fuddy Duddy Fundraiser Friends of the Library are selling Fuddy Duddy goodies through Nov. 11. Items will be ready on Nov. 20. • Reading Buddies An adult volunteer and your child read together for a half hour. If interested, ask for an application.

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Home Textile Tool Museum News

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The Orwell Grange building currently being renovated by the Home Textile Tool Museum for future use. (Photo by Ruth B Tonachel) The Home Textile Tool Museum (HTTM) in Orwell, PA, recently completed a phenomenal summer season of 18 programs and workshops. The unique hands-on museum specializes in the tools and skills used to produce textiles in our region in the early 1800s prior to industrialization. Founder Bill Ralph believed strongly in not just displaying tools but teaching people how to use them and his philosophy continues to guide activities at the HTTM. This year, the museum welcomed more than 400 visitors who enjoyed the variety of workshops, speakers, and activities. Popular activities and programs this summer included basket making, weaving, dying yarn, blacksmithing, rug making and sheep shearing. Johannes Zinzendorf’s Flax Day drew an enthusiastic audience and Pat Hilts’ 3-day Timber Frame Loom workshop was also well attended. In addition to the varied programs and workshops that took place this summer at the Home Textile Tool Museum (HTTM), there was excitement about ongoing renovation of the Orwell Grange Hall building located across the road from the current museum. The building had been essentially empty for 10 years when the HTTM purchased it in 2015. Structural repairs, carpentry work, exterior and interior painting, and ADA modifications are being completed be-

fore it can be opened to the public. Over the summer, contractors painted the metal roof and volunteers replaced the side doors and repaired damaged wood siding. Once completed, HTTM plans to use the building for workshops, special programs, exhibits and storage. The HTTM is proud to be able to repurpose this historic Grange Hall and looks forward to years of future use in support of museum programs and collections. Among the items at the HTTM are a number of spinning wheels made by the Farnham family of Owego, New York. Museum curator, Pat Hilts, is pleased to note that over the summer a Farnham great wheel was added to this collection. HTTM is a member of the United Way of Bradford County. The museum also thanks the Bradford County Tourism Agency for continued support. The Home Textile Tool Museum is located at 1819 Orwell Hill Road on State Rte. 1036 in the village of Orwell , PA, and is open Saturdays in the summer. The museum welcomes everyone and has ramps for all the buildings. Workshops and programming for next year is being planned now and will be listed on the museum website (http:// www.hometextiletoolmuseum.org) early in the new year. Opening day in 2018 is Saturday, May 19.

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Senator Akshar Announces Funding for Domestic Violence Services

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Senator Fred Akshar joined representatives from the YWCA, Rise, A New Hope Center, and the Crime Victims Assistance Center to announce $55,000 in state funds for domestic violence services. The announcement coincided with October being named National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The funding includes: $10,000 for A New Hope Center in Owego to provide domestic violence services to the community through shelter and support. $10,000 for Rise Domestic Violence Services in Endicott to provide civil/ criminal domestic violence legal services to domestic violence victims as well as including shelter, counseling and education; $10,000 for YWCA Binghamton to provide domestic violence services to the community, including shelter and counseling; and $25,000 for Crime Victims Assistance Center in Binghamton to provide civil/criminal domestic violence legal services to domestic violence victims

along with education and awareness. “I’d like to commend our local organizations on the important work they do for our community and victims of domestic violence,” said Senator Fred Akshar. “This cause has a profound impact on me because before I was a Senator I worked in law enforcement and I saw first-hand the devastating effects of domestic violence on children and families. I'm happy to advocate for these organizations and secure funding to help victims of domestic violence.” Fran Bialy, Executive Director of A New Hope Center said, “A New Hope Center would like to thank Senator Akshar for your continued support to serve people that are harmed by those who commit acts of domestic violence. A New Hope Center is able to help fill the gaps in needs that survivors face through this support, through our sheltering program, companion animal rescue program, and nonresidential domestic violence services.”

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Triple Cities Ski Club News 19 LAKE STREET, OWEGO Specializing in fun and games for the entire family

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For Holiday hours please call or find us on Facebook The Triple Cities Ski Club (TCSC), with more than 300 members, is not just about skiing and boarding. Year round activities include hiking, biking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, camping, rafting, golfing, picnicking, and meet-toeats at local restaurants. Members participate in community events, such as the Adopt-a-Highway cleanup. Singles and non-skiers join the club for its many activities and to

meet new people. TCSC is gearing up for its ski season with lots of trips offered at group rates including a trip to Austria at St. Anton am Arlberg, and an annual western trip, this year to Snow Basin and Powder Mountain in Utah. For more information call Tim Hanna (607) 656-7680 or visit www.TripleCitiesSkiClub.com.

Veterans Dinner - November 11 The Newark Valley Historical Society will host its annual Veterans Day Dinner at 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 11, in the fire station on Route 38 in Newark Valley. Veterans and their guests as well as spouses of deceased veterans from the Richford, Berkshire, and Newark Valley

area are invited to attend the free dinner and program. To make reservations, call the Newark Valley Historical Society office at 642-9516 and leave your name and how many will be attending. For more information, please call Marcia Kiechle at 642-8967.

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