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Owego’s Holiday Showcase - November 10

The Evergreen Cemetery View is back! Thank you to Owego Department of Public Works and Tri-County Tree Service. Sa-Sa-Na-Loft Monument at sunrise with fog over Susquehanna River. Photo by Dr. Jim Raftis, Jr.

Owner of Tioga Downs Donates $66,500 to Local Veterans Support Group

Owego’s Annual Holiday Showcase will be held on Saturday, November 10, 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 11:30 am and will be available for photo opportunities with the kids. Activities include horse and carriage rides, caricature drawings, a variety of music and Christmas displays around town, and shopping and dinning in all downtown shops and restarunts. Nothing says Christmas like The Hand of Man and River Rose Café. Enjoy magnificent displays of holiday splendor, featuring over 10,000 ornaments. Receive a free gift with a $50 purchase or more.

It’s a Holiday Mermaid Beach Party at Tender Loving Care by Maureen on Lake Street. Come in with a mermaid costume and you will receive a free gift. There will be free refreshments and 20% off all sweaters, ponchos, wraps and scarves. And free giveaways every hour. There are several major parking lots in the Village of Owego: the Hyde Lot (behind Chemung Bank), the Tioga Theatre Lot (behind Tioga Theatre), the Court Street Lot (on Court St.), the County Lot (on Park St. between CVS and Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home), and the County Office Building lot (off Academy Street). Schedules and brochures will be available at all downtown merchant locations.

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Jeff Gural, owner of Tioga Downs Casino Resort, last month presented a check for $66,500 to the Southern Tier Veteran’s Support Group. The funds were raised at a fundraising concert featuring Wynonna & the Big Noise, which took place in July at Tioga Downs. “There is no monetary amount that could ever repay the veterans of our region for their tremendous ser-

vice and sacrifice,” Jeff Gural, Chairman of American Racing & Entertainment, said. “It is a great honor to host this benefit concert each year, and give these brave men and women the support and respect that they are due.” Tickets to the concert were $15 each. For every ticket sold, Jeff and Paula Gural donated an additional $15 to the cause.

Despite a very busy schedule, Santa Claus has been persuaded by the Apalachin Lions to take phone calls for three evenings in early December. Santa has been happy to do this for many years for the children in our area for many years, and he is looking forward to talking to his many young friends again so he will know what they want for Christmas. To talk to Santa, call 625-HOHO (6254646) between 6:00 and 8:00 pm on December 3, 4, or 5.

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Veterans Day 2018 will be held at 11:00 am Sunday, November 11, in the Glenn A. Warner Memorial Hall of Owego Post 1371, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and in all churches throughout Tioga, Bradford and Susquehanna Counties. “Bells of Peace” will ring 21 times at 11:00 am. The public and veterans are invited to Veterans Day to honor all veterans who served and mark the centennial of WWI’s final hours. Inside the VFW at 11:00 am, a bugle call by Dean Moran of the VFW Honor Guard will signal the exact time of the armistice 100 years ago. Flags at the Tioga County Veterans Memorial will be at half staff and a remembrance wreath will be placed at the WWI Memorial. Post 1371 Honor Guard will post the colors assisted by veterans from Tioga Post 401 American Legion, Vietnam Veterans, Marine Corps League and Modern Warfare. Sister Mary, Director of Tioga County Rural Ministry, will give the invocation. Gold Star mothers and families and POW/MIAs will be remembered. Sound system will be provided by Gordon Ichikawa. Twenty-five Tioga County Civil War fallen heroes will be remembered with a poppy as their honored names are read by Veterans Service Officer Mike Middaugh. Honoring All Who Served includes

recognition to the longest living past Waverly American Legion Commander Gerald Keene, also past commander of Owego VFW Post 1371 and a member of its Honor Guard, and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Three veterans of Modern Warfare will receive New York State Awards. Their President Danielle Ingram will recognize Bill Reynolds from Desert Storm, Brian Spencer from Iraq, and Chaplain Pastor Norm Reeder. The Roll of Honor of Tioga County veterans who died since Memorial Day will be read by John Holton Sr., Director Tioga County Veterans Service Agency. Troop 60 Eagle Scout Ryan Trenchard will debut “Burial Sites of all Tioga County Fallen Heroes,” the project for which he earned scouting’s highest honor. Two significant anniversaries will be remembered - the 10th anniversary of the Rt. 38 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway of Valor and the 31st anniversary of the Tioga County Veterans Memorial - both dedicated on Veterans Day. Remember to bring WWI memorabilia and stories about any of the WWI Fallen Heroes. For more information, contact VFW Post 1371 Veterans Day Chairman Jim Raftis at jraftis2@stny.rr.com

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Fireman’s Fountain Restoration Should be Completed by Spring 2019

Owego Hose Teams, Inc., the local not-for-profit spearheading the Baker Fireman’s Fountain Restoration in courthouse square, along with its team of community business partners working on the fountain site and the contractor performing restoration work on the fountain, have set a tentative spring 2019 completion date for the project. The fountain was removed in July and transported to Robinson Iron in Alexander City, Alabama, where a complete restoration is underway. Robinson Iron holds the original “Fiske Casting Catalogue.” The J.W. Fiske Company from New York City originally cast the Baker Fireman’s Fountain in 1914. Robinson Iron’s work will be completed early next year. McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory in Oberlin, Ohio, recently completed the fountain condition assessment, treatment, and maintenance plan as well as drafted specifications for the fountain concrete, water, and electric work. These plans were reviewed by the project team last week and schedule for project completion put in place. Excavation work of the fountain site

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in the courthouse square has been ongoing the past two weeks by John Chandler of J.O.C. Construction. The remaining fountain structure will be removed with some of the existing sidewalk and the whole area will be regraded by Chandler. In November, Seamus Cerretani of SDC Concrete will pour the base pad of the fountain which will be allowed to cure over the winter. SUEZ Water with E.E. Root and Sons will replace the existing water supply and pump. All four companies are donating their time and services to the effort. Next spring, Cerretani will pour the remaining fountain pool and Robinson Iron will return and reassemble the fountain at its current location. Williams and Edsall Land Surveyors marked the fountain location free of charge prior to its removal. Justin Hulslander of Hulslander Concrete will pour a firefighter’s Maltese cross sidewalk with stamped concrete sur-

new “Memorial Walkway” leading up to the fountain from Main Street. To date, 328 bricks have been sold as part of the walkway. A final completion date with fountain rededication will be set early next year. Fundraising has been ongoing since 2017 and the hose team received an additional $5,000 grant from the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation this year. The Truman Foundation previously provided a $20,000 grant to the effort. Bricks for the “Memorial Walkway” continue to be sold on the hose team website www.OwegoHoseTeams.com. Project status information is available on the hose team website and Facebook page @owegohoseteams. Donations and brick purchases can be made via the website or by sending checks to Owego Hose Teams, Inc. at 461 East Main Street, Owego with “fountain” in the memo line.

9th Annual Virtual Turkey Drive What if there were no turkey? No cranberries, no sweet potatoes. No green bean casserole. No pumpkin pie. What would Thanksgiving be? The Food Bank’s Ninth Annual Virtual Turkey Drive continues through Thanksgiving Day with a goal to raise $80,000 to purchase turkeys and holiday meals for Southern Tier residents who are experiencing hunger and food insecurity. Tioga Downs Casino Resort has again pledged to match donations, dollar for dollar, up to $20,000. Turkeys and meals will be distributed to partner agencies throughout the Southern Tier, where more than 72,000

residents are living at or below the poverty line. One in seven adults and one in four children may be facing food insecurity and are at risk of hunger. Holiday dinners are more than just food; they bring families together, build tradition and provide opportunities to give thanks. The Virtual Turkey Drive aims to give everyone in the Southern Tier a bountiful Thanksgiving meal and stock the shelves for the holiday season. To donate to the Virtual Turkey Drive, log on to www.foodbankst.org and donate any amount. A $1 donation provides three meals for your neighbors in need. www.foodbankst.org

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At Stray Haven in Waverly, more supplies were dropped off as well as a check for $2,500. While there, they decided to pay the adoption fee for another dog, Obie. In addition to the local donations, $1,000 continues to be given annually to the Baltimore Humane Society where Sarah had asked donations be made. (Sarah Jayne Orton’s dog had been adopted from that facility.) Another donation was made to North Carolina Paws Place to assist with their rebuild after Hurricane Florence. http://www.sarahscauseforpaws.org

County Legislature Meeting - Nov. 13 The 11th meeting of the Tioga County Legislature will be held at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, November 13, in the auditorium of the county office building at 56

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Tioga Downs Owner Thanks Local Leaders for Continued Support In light of Tioga Downs tremendous ongoing success, Mr. Jeff Gural, Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment and owner of Tioga Downs Casino Resort and Vernon Downs Casino, is thanking political leaders in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier region for their continued support. “It’s important to me to express my lasting appreciation for the esteemed dignitaries who have gone above and beyond to advocate for these casinos, which are both among the largest employers in their respective regions,” Mr. Gural said. “Tioga Downs is performing better than any other competing casino in the region, and the future of Vernon Downs is no longer uncertain. We owe that success to the continued bipartisan support of our great leaders, who

have a genuine care and concern for their constituents and the communities we serve.” Mr. Gural would like to specifically recognize Senator Fred Akshar, Senator Thomas O'Mara, Senator Joseph Griffo, Senator John Bonacic, Assemblyman Chris Friend, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi. Their support and commitment has made it possible for Tioga Downs to solidify itself as one of the Southern Tier’s premiere destinations. Both establishments look forward to many years of continued success and prosperity that will be a tremendous benefit to the region in terms of boosting tourism, generating tax revenue and spurring job creation.

Binghamton Community Orchestra Concert - Nov 10

The Binghamton Community Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Timothy Perry, opens its 35th season with a concert entitled “All About Autumn,” a musical exploration of the ways various composers chose to depict this most beautiful season. The concert will take place on

Saturday, November 10, at 7:00 pm at the Binghamton East Middle School Auditorium. The program will include Autumn, from “The Seasons,” by Sir Edward German; In a Haunted Forest, and In October, from “First Suite,” by Edward MacDowell; the first movement of Mozart’s Concerto for Violin in D major, K. 218; Autumn, from “The Seasons,” by Alexander Glazunov; and Tchaikowski’s September, October and November, from “The Seasons, Op. 37a.” This concert will mark the beginning of the final season for Dr. Perry, who will be retiring after a total of fifteen years with the orchestra. The concert will feature student violinist, Sophia Klin (pictured), a senior at Binghamton High School and winner of this year’s Southern Tier Music Teachers’ Association Concerto Competition. She will perform the first movement of the Mozart Concerto with the orchestra. The East Middle School is at 167 E. Frederick St. in Binghamton. Tickets are available at the door. Cost is $12 adults, $10 seniors/students, and free for children 12 and under. binghamtoncommunityorchestra.org

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Folk Art, Flintkapping “Gathering”

A free Flintknapping “Gathering will be held on Saturday, November 10, 9:00 to11:00 am, lead by flintknapper Mike Mcgrath. Novice, beginner, and advanced are invited to work together in this shared interest group. The public is invited to stop in and explore topics with attendees such as how to locate resources, flint materials, and workshops available. This is an opportunity for those interested in working on their flintknapping

skills to work in a group environment. Each participant brings own flint, tools (if have them) and projects. Bring related projects to display and discuss. The ultimate goal is to promote a community of flintknappers and preserve these ancient skills for generations to come. This event is free and open to the public and will be held inside the Welcome Center at the Bement-Billings Farmstead Museum located on Route 38 in Newark Valley, NY 13811. The gathering is hosted by the Newark Valley Historical Society. The “Gathering” is free, but call 6429974 by November 9 to reserve a seat.

Love of Horses Comes Alive through Art Alison Goodrich, 17, (pictured) a member of Tioga County 4-H, received a “Best of Fair” Recognition at the New York State Fair in the 4-H Fine Arts Category for her drawing “Imperial.” This distinction is given to the project deemed to be the very best work that is determined by the judges. Alison’s love of horses and riding comes alive through her artwork. She learned how to draw through her own research, practice, and hard work. Over the course of many years, it has been a pleasure for staff, judges, and the public to see Alison’s growth as an artist through her drawings.


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Successful Year for 4-H Giant Pumpkin Club

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The 395-pound Grand Champion Giant Pumpkin was grown by Jason Jantz (left) and bought by Bill Giovanoni (right). The Tioga County 4-H Giant Pumpkin Auction took place on Sunday, September 30, at Iron Kettle Farm in Candor. Fifteen 4-H youth participated with 24 pumpkins sold via live auction. The 2018 Grand Champion Giant Pumpkin was grown by Jason Jantz and weighed 395 pounds. The giant pumpkin was purchased by Bill Giovanoni. The 4-H Giant Pumpkin Club members that participated in the 4-H Giant Pumpkin Auction were Jason Jantz, Kyle Jantz, Johanna Pilny, Luke Huizinga, Ryan Huizinga, Brody Hines, Rosie Hines, Colton Whittemore, Owen Huizinga, Audi Zorn, Madison Peabody, Wyatt Zorn, Will Whittemore, Alison Pilny, and Grayson Zorn. The Giant Pumpkin Club offers

thanks to Iron Kettle Farm for hosting the event and to Roy Hottle, Wyalusing, PA, for serving as the auctioneer. And, “thank you” to the following people and businesses that purchased pumpkins from 4-H members: Bill Giovanoni, Downsville, NY; Home Central, Owego; Iron Kettle Farm, Candor; Rita Quinlan, Candor; H.L. Robinson Sand and Gravel, Candor; Joan Bartlett, Willseyville; Bayonne Gowan, Candor; Kelly Whittemore, Owego; Tom Perri, Towanda, PA; Janet Zorn, Owego; and, Aaron Gowan, Candor. For more information about the Tioga County 4-H Program, contact the 4-H Office, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tioga County at 687-4020 or go to tioga.cce.cornell.edu.

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William Ransom III Community Service Award The Rotary Club of Waverly has awarded this year’s William H. Ransom III Community Service Award to Laura Spencer Eberly. Rotary was one of the many organizations that Bill was active in and his Waverly Rotary colleagues honor his commitment to the community with an annual award that recognizes similar service while benefiting local nonprofits. Bill was a valley business man and extremely active in many different groups in the community. He served on multiple boards and committees and always provided leadership and vision to these groups. He was active in the Sayre Presbyterian Church, Waverly Rotary Club, Tioga State Bank, Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT), Sayre Historical Society, and Guthrie Healthcare System to name just a few. He was committed to making his community a stronger and better place to live, work, and enjoy life. Bill passed away on July 10, 2014.

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Zoe Slater, a student at the Owego Middle School, was the winner of the Apalachin Lions 2018 Peace Poster Contest. The theme of this year’s contest was “Kindness Matters.” More than 37 students participated in the contest. Zoe and her family were the guests of the Apalachin Lions at the club’s meeting on October 24. Lion Terry White presented Zoe with a $50 savings bond. Apalachin Lions President David

Whritenour expressed the Apalachin Lions’ appreciation to teacher Jolene Williams from the Owego-Apalachin Middle School for the time and effort she expended on this project. Zoe Slater’s winning poster 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.

Dept. of Aging - Public Hearing - Nov. 7 Tioga Opportunities’ Department of Aging will hold its annual Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 7, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, at the Countryside Community Center at 9 Sheldon Guile Boulevard in Owego. Tioga County residents are encouraged to attend to provide input and feedback regarding aging services, and to make recommendations on how Tioga Opportunities can improve its services to

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The Triple Cities Ski Club (TCSC) will hold its 37th Annual Ski Sale on Sunday, November 18, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, at Knights of Columbus, 136 Park Avenue in Binghamton. 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. In addition to used equipment, ski shops and vendors from ski resorts will be selling equipment and clothing at discounted prices. For those interested in selling items, drop off times are Saturday, November 17, 4:00 to 7:00 pm and 8:00 to 9:30 am on Sunday, November 18. Sale items must be brought to Knights of Columbus at the designated times. The registration fee is 50 cents per item and 20% commission for items sold. Pickup times (to retrieve unsold items) after the sale are Sunday, November 18, 4:30 to 6:00 pm and Monday, November 19 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Sellers can check online during the sale to see if items have sold. TCSC is a 350-member yearround club with numerous outdoor

and social activities planned each month. Non-skiers join the club to participate in non-skiing events. Singles and those new to the area join the club to meet new people. An information table will be available for people to join TCSC at $15 a year, which affords members discounted prices at area ski resorts and opportunities to go on ski trips at group rates. This year the line-up of ski trips will be to Windham Mountain, NY; Elk Mountain, PA; a weeklong Killington Ski Camp, VT; a midweek Killington trip and a weekend Bolton Valley trip in Vermont; a midweek trip to Village of Loon Mountain, New Hampshire with skiing at Loon, Bretton Woods and Cannon; and a weeklong western trip to Breckenridge and Keystone, CO. Club meetings are held at Knights of Columbus, 136 Park Ave., Binghamton on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm September through May, except the December meeting which will be on December 13. For more information call Wayne Matthews at (607) 729-1874 or email Sale@TripleCitiesSkiClub.com or go to www.TripleCitiesSkiClub.com

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It’s November 1993. Rudolph Guiliani, 49, is elected mayor of New York City, ousting incumbent David Dinkins. Paramount Pictures will release 10 movies on CD videodiscs (instead of videotape or laserdisc). A movie CD will cost $24.95. TWA replaces coach with “Comfort Class” and announces expanded service to Europe with roundtrip fares from New York of $568. IBM is selling a PC version of its OS2 operating systerm for PCs using windows. It sells for $49. Walt Disney Co. wants to build a “Disney America” theme park in Virginia. The House and Senate approve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Actor Bill Bixby, 59, star of TV's “The Incredible Hulk” dies. The country remembers President John F. Kennedy on the 30th anniversary of his death. It’s cold and windy for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Sonic the Hedgehog balloon is blown into a streetlight and deflates. President Clinton signs the Brady Bill into law. Tioga and Broome Counties start November with a record-breaking snow storm. Schools are closed and many people are without power. Fire damages the Art Theater on Vestal Avenue in Binghamton. Price Chopper Supermarket opens at the corner of North Street and Oak Avenue in Endicott. CAE-Link wins a $106 million Air Force contract to upgrade the B-2 simulators. Billy Ray Cyrus appears at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. The Cameo and Crest Theaters in Binghamton close. The 2nd Annual Otsiningo Harvest Festival is held at Waterman Center in Apalachin.

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NY Governor Mario Cuomo proposes a highspeed maglev rail line between Albany and New York City. The vacant Ozalid site in Vestal is purchased by the developer of the Town Square Mall. IBM announces that is it considering selling IBM-Owego. The Town Square Theatre opens. Rev. Kenneth H. Simpson retires as pastor of the First Baptist Church on Main Street in Owego. Broome County Legislature votes to increase county sales tax from 7% to 8%. IBM-Owego is awarded a $42 million contract to design and build testing equipment for the F-15 fighter for Grumman. Binghamton University Theatre and the Cidermill Playhouse present “A Cidermill Christmas Carol” at the Anderson Center. Tickets are $14. Repairs are being made to Owego’s Court Street bridge. Wednesday night TV shows include “Hearts Afire,” “The Nanny,” “Thea,” “Joe’s Life,” “Home Improvement,” and “Moon Over Miami.” Movies playing in local theaters include “The Three Musketeers,” “Gettysburg,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Rudy,” and “Addams Family Values.” Top tunes include “I’d Do Anything for Love” by Meat Loaf and “She Used to be Mine” by Brooks and Dunn. Best selling books include “Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend” by Robert James Waller and “The Hidden Life of Dogs” by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas. And Swift’s premium frozen Butterball turkeys are 75 cents a pound, an 8-ounce package of Stove-Top Stuffing Mix is $1.38, and a 16ounce can of Ocean Spray Cranberry sauce is 68 cents. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tuesdays, Nov. 6, 13, & 27, 10:30 am Thursday, Nov. 1, 8, 15, & 29 10:30 am For preschoolers and early elementary children and their adult. • Yoga Thursday, Nov 8, 15, 29, 6:30pm Yoga with Sheehan DeMichiei. • Book Discussion Saturday, Nov. 10, 10:30 am Readers will discuss “The Dirty Life” by Kristin Kimball. • The Friends of the Library Meeting Tuesday, November 12, 12:30 pm The last meeting of this year. • Sewing Monday, November 12, 6 pm Make a throw pillow cover - bring a half yard of fabric, matching thread, and an 18” pillow form. This is a beginner project suitable for teens. • Apalachin Library Test Kitchen Monday, November 12, 6:30 pm Enjoy a “Mocktail Party.” Bring a recipe and a sample of your favorite appetizer; the library will supply the “mocktails.”

• Book Discussions Tuesday, November 13, 12 pm Readers will discuss “Doing Harm” by Kelly Parsons. • Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, November 13, 6 pm Everyone is welcome. There are two new board members: Sue Legg and Perry Pierce. • Closed for the Holiday The library will be closed on November 22 and 23. • Book Discussion Monday, Nov. 26, 1 pm Readers will discuss “In the Dark, Dark Woods” by Ruth Ware. • LEGOS Thursday, November 29, 6:30 pm Anyone age 5 or older is welcome to come and build. The library has the LEGOs, you bring the creativity.

• Holiday Craft Workshops Tuesday, Dec 4, 6:30 pm and Saturday, Dec 8, 10:30 Make holiday decorations and crafts. Just drop in as you have time. Light refreshments.


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there were days she didn’t know how she would do it. She tells families that are considering fostering to adopt that you and your partner need to both be on the same page and have your home in order because “life is going to change” she said with a laugh. Krystle, who had never had children of her own before she fostered her four boys, says “you enter fostering with ideas of how you want to parent the kids that enter your home and I learned after a while that those ways are not always going to work”. “Overall,” she states “the boys have taught me to be more flexible and that sometimes it’s us that needs to adapt, not them.” Have you been considering foster care and adoption? Do you have room in your heart and in your home? If so, join the team that cares about kids, the Tioga County Foster Parenting Program - they know that temporary care makes a permanent difference. Tioga County needs caring foster and adoptive families who are able to provide a nurturing home for children, especially for teenagers, siblings and children with special needs. The Tioga County Foster Parenting program will be hold two informational and orientation sessions this month where you can learn more about the foster parenting program in Tioga County. The first session is on Saturday, November 10, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, at the Coburn Free Library, 275 Main Street in Owego. The second session is on Wednesday, November 14, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Tioga County Department of Health & Human Services Building, 1062 St. Rt. 38, in Owego. Registration is not required. For more information about becoming a certified foster and/or adoptive parent, contact Sarah Moore at the Tioga County Department of Social Services at (607) 687-8346 or sarah.moore2@dfa.state.ny.us.

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Owego Kiwanis Ornament Owego Kiwanis is proud to present their 2018 ornament which features the Owego-Apalachin School Spirit. It is available now, and makes a great gift for alumni, teachers, students, or collectors. The ornament can be purchased though Van Horn Jewelers on Lake Street in Owego, the Owego office of the Community Bank, or from Kiwanis members. The cost is $20 which includes a display case. Van Horn Jewelers has offered to include, at no charge, a name and date engraving. If you missed any of the prior collection, the Kiwanis have new stock of all previous ornaments which include: The Court House (#1), Fireman’s Statue (#2), SaSaNa Loft (#3), Court Street Bridge (#4), Central Fire Station (#5), and Owego Hiawatha Island (#6). All profits are returned to our community.

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