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Farmhouse Brewery in Owego Closes

The FarmHouse Brewery, located at 17 Lake Street in the Village of Owego has closed. The brewery offered New York State farm beers, wines, and ciders on tap. The owners of the FarmHouse Brewery stated, “It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the closing of The FarmHouse Brewery. I have done a lot of

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Celebrate the Season with O’Tannenbaum Holiday Showcase

The Tioga History Museum in Owego opened its O’Tannenbaum Holiday Showcase on Saturday, November 5. The theme of this year’s O’Tannenbaum Holiday Showcase is “Toy Architectures from Log Cabins to Skyscrapers.” You are invited to visit and bid on the more than 100 trees, wreaths, and other items up for silent auction. Visitors will enjoy musical performances from Rick Pedro, Nino Samiani, ED Nizalowski, Vanessa LaDue, OFA

Chorus, the Dove family, and more. Children can write and mail letters to Santa – receiving responses in the mail or visit Mr. and Mrs. Claus when they stop by the museum on Saturdays. The O’Tannenbaum Holiday Showcase runs through December 17 2022, Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. It is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25. For more information, call 607-6872460 or send an email to museum@tiogahisory.org.

Veterans Day 2022 at Owego VFW

The owners of Sugar Maple Café in Owego have been approved for and received their farm brewing license. You can now enjoy not only delicious meals prepared by Aaron, but you may now pair your meal with a house brewed craft beer or drink. Sugar Maple Café is at 711 Rt. 17C

in Owego. Their regular business hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for dine-in or takeout dinner (now including to go 16oz or 32oz growlers) from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Last seating for dine-in is 7:30pm, last call for drinks or takeout is 7:45pm.

Owego/Tioga County’s traditional Veterans Day 2022 will take place at 11:00 am on Friday, November 11, in the Glenn A. Warner Memorial Hall of Owego VFW Post 1371 Veterans of Foreign Wars on Main Street in Owego. Keynote speakers include Naval Academy graduate Al Eaton and his wife Monica describing their personal experiences on Twin Tiers Honor Flights; and Danny Baker, one of the organizers of the Tribute Ride for the NYS Rt. 38 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway of Valor, sharing history on its 14th anniversary. Special recognition to retired Air Force Major Danielle Ingram, a flight

Lights on the River - December 2

The holiday spirit will sparkle in Tioga County on Friday, December 2, as historic Owego celebrates Lights on the River from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

It’s an evening of fun and merriment, live entertainment, food, shopping, holiday lights, and the evening ends with a fireworks display over the river.

Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 11:00 am At the Owego VFW Post 1373

evacuation nurse in Iraq and founder of the now inactive Veterans of Modern Warfare of Tioga County. There will be more, including a moment of silence for 100-year-old Elaine Warner Kravic, sister of WWII Fallen Hero Glenn A. Warner. At the Newark Valley Fire Station, at 4:00 pm, there will be a free Veterans Day dinner for veterans, wives/widows/ widowers from Northern Tioga Newark Valley, Richford, and Berkshire sponsored by the Newark Valley Historical Society. For program suggestions contact VFW Post 1371 Veterans Day Chairman Jim Raftis jraftis2@stny.rr.com.


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Coat Collection Now until November 19 Coats are being collected for the Annual Lions Club Coat Drive until Saturday, November 19. If the library is closed, you can leave donations in the blue bin on the porch. Story Time for Babies Thursdays, 10:00 am Story time for babies began on November 3, and will be held on Thursdays at 10am.

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Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, November 15, 6:15pm Everyone is welcome to attend. Book Discussion Tuesday, November 15, 6:30pm Wendy will meet with those who would like to discuss the book “Anxious People” by Frederik Backman. Book Discussion Thursday, November 17, 1pm Cathy will meet with anyone who would like to discuss “The Good Sister” by Sally Hepworth. You can place books on hold or ask a librarian to do it for you.

Friends of the Library Meeting Monday, November 21, 6:30pm Everyone is welcome to attend. The Friends thank everyone who donated books to the Book Barn, and helped sort and shelve books. Story Time Story time will continue in November except for November 22 and 24. Library Closed Nov. 24 & 25 for Thanksgiving The library will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25. It will reopen on Saturday, November 26 at 10:00 am. Knitting Group Tuesday, November 29, 1pm You are welcome to join the knitting group. You can bring a project to work on or work on hats and scarves for the library to give away during the winter months. Coffee and tea will be available. If you are knitting at home and are looking for a project, the librarians would love to have donations of hats, scarves and mittens to give away. Drop off donations anytime the library is open.

Apalachin Lions Youth Leadership Workshop The Apalachin Lions, in conjunction with its 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 to be held in Spring 2023.

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 (Jennifer Farrell at Owego Free Academy, and Rebecca Martino at Vestal Senior High School) about HOBY.

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Holiday Showcase Owego - Nov. 12 Catch the holiday spirit on Saturday, November 12, when the Historic Owego Marketplace presents their annual Holiday Showcase. Enjoy great local shopping, dining, and holiday fun. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, along with live music, a magician and a juggler. For more information, go to www.owego.org

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CALL 607-754-0707 The Apalachin Lions held a mobile food pantry on October 26, 2022, at St. Margaret Mary’s Church in Apalachin. The weather was sunny and the Lions were able to distribute to many individuals/families in the area. The next mobile food pantry is Wednesday, November 30, at the same location.

The Apalachin Lions and the Foodbank of the Southern Tier will hold a walk-up mobile food pantry on Wednesday, November 30, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at St. Margaret Mary’s Church, 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin. Participants should bring a cart or bags in which

to carry the food. Pre-registration is required and will take place Tuesday, November 29, from 8:30am until all spots are full. To pre-register, phone 2-1-1 or go online to www.foodbankst.org/cfd.

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Little Meadows United Methodist Church News As you know, we’re going into the holiday season. If bringing the kids to the church isn’t in the cards, just pick up your weekly Sunday School bag from the porch at the church, or make arrangements with us to get it to you. There will be stories and activities for your family to do. We all want kids to know those stories from the Bible. Read prayers together so that children learn to talk

to God. Oh, and don’t forget that you are welcome to join us at the church service at 9 am Sundays anytime you can. We’d love to have you. Please contact Pastor Paul Reed with any questions, concerns or even suggestions. Little Meadows United Methodist Church, 843 Pennsylvania Avenue, Little Meadows, PA 18830, 570-623-2746, cualum86@gmail.com.

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Tioga Arts Council (TAC) in Owego invites community members to participate in “Artfully Ornamental,” a re-

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Bert Malmstrom Receives Weatherization Program Service Award

At the NYSCAA and NYSWDA Annual Conference held in Rochester in September, Bert Malmstrom was awarded the Weatherization Program Service Award which recognizes an individual who has made the highest meritorious contributions to the families that are served by demonstrating program knowledge, skills, exceptional work quality and/or excellent customer service. The award was presented to Mr. Malmstrom by Maureen Abbott, Executive Director of Tioga Opportunities, Inc. (TOI), who nominated him for the award. Over the past 21 years, Bert has worked with TOI’s Energy Services Department. As a result of his extensive knowledge of Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) standards and regula-

tions, and exceptional customer service, he has helped thousands of households in Broome and Tioga counties. “When I think of Bert’s work as an Energy Auditor/Quality Control Inspector, four things come to mind: dedication, accuracy, honesty, and concern for the client.”, said Jeff Butler, HCR Housing Specialist in a letter supporting Mr. Malmstrom’s nomination. Maureen Abbott added, “Bert has acted as a mentor to many energy specialists and crew leaders, as well as new auditors as they have risen through the ranks at TOI. He takes the time to teach the “why” and “how” behind practices and regulations. The quality of his work speaks for itself. Bert has built a good reputation among HCR staff and within the community and agency.” The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has led the nation in advancing building science and energy efficiency technology, to make homes energy efficient, cost-effective, and safe for income eligible residents. Since 1976, Tioga Opportunities, Inc.’s highly skilled and trained Energy Services team has served Broome and Tioga Counties reducing heating and cooling costs through energyconservation measures, while also addressing health and safety issues within the customers’ home. You can learn more by visiting www.tiogaopp.org.

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oversight of the budget, maintaining the library website, and managing the library facility. Minimum qualifications: Two academic years of study at an approved college or university in good academic standing; knowledge of library philosophy, principles, and procedures; library experience; supervisory experience and; the ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment. Compensation: $35,000-$38,000 based on education and experience. The Library Director serves a flexible 30 hours per week, including evenings and weekends and reports to the Board of Trustees. It is expected that the Library Director will work the majority of hours on site. There are no health benefits. Qualified, interested individuals should email a cover letter, resume/ CV, and three references to the Search Committee: apalachinlibrarysearch@gmail.com. Submission Deadline: Monday, November 14, 2022.

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Owego Emergency Support Services (ESS) served coffee and food and Fire Police controlled traffic on Glenmary Drive. EMS was present with the Owego Emergency Squad and Campville EMS. Quick action by all departments limited the scale of the event and helped control the burning material within 1½ hours. About 40 personnel from 6 departments were on the scene and no serious injuries were reported. Metal buildings of this construction style are composed of all vertical supports within the exterior walls and attach to the steel roof trusses. The trusses are clear span meaning there are no interior support posts. Critical to firefighting is the rapid collapse of these buildings when high heat is encountered. With the rapid attack this morning, the heat buildup was limited and this prevented a collapse. This efficiency of the operation comes from a close working relationship between the departments along with a series of continuing training sessions and classes. This culminates with a well integrated attack. It is an honor to work with all of you. Captain Dinosaur

Apalachin Lions Annual Winter Coat Drive Now through November 20, the Apalachin Lions Club is collecting clean, useable winter coats for those in need. Coats can be left off at St. Margaret Mary’s Church on Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin (leave coats on the table at the right as you exit

Mass); at the Apalachin United Methodist Church, 303 Pennsylvania Avenue; at the Apalachin Library during regular hours; or at Johnson’s Pools and Spas in Owego. The Apalachin Lions thank you for your help.

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Tioga County Firewire Photo On Wednesday afternoon, October 19, 2022, the well-known home of the Olde Tyme Farm Days, Rudin’s Farm, burned to the ground after sparks ignited hay bales located within the garage. Because of the wind and the sheer strength of the fire, the nearby home was consumed, and all was lost.

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Apalachin Lions Holiday Annual Senior Citizen Dinner The Apalachin Lions will host its Holiday Annual Senior Citizen Dinner on Wednesday, November 10, 2022, at Donoli’s Restaurant on Route 434 in Apalachin. This year, the Lions are again limiting invitations 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. The Lions’ routine mailing to the regular attendees was sent out midOctober. If you are a senior citizen that resides in one of those areas and would like to attend but did not receive an invitation, call Lion Donald Castellucci, Jr. at 607-687-0965. The event runs from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The dinner includes a traditional Thanksgiving meal and entertainment.

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The Performing Arts Committee of the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce considers buying the Tioga Theater as a community center for performing arts. New York State is hit with a record snowfall. More than a foot of snow falls in the Albany area and about three inches of snow falls in the Southern Tier. The OFA Drama Club performs “The Crucible.” WSKG holds its first “Auction 46” and raises $33,000. Movies playing in local theaters include “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Willy Wonka and the Cocolate Factory,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Hammersmith is Out,” and “The Valachi Papers.” Monday night TV shows include “Gunsmoke,” “The Rookies,” “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” “Here’s Lucy,” “The Doris Day Show,” “The New Bill Cosby Show,” and “ABC Monday Night Football.” Top tunes include “Nights in White Satin” by the Moody Blues. “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley, “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash, “I’d Love You to Want Me” by Lobo, “Ventura Highway” by America, and “Summer Breeze” by Seals and Croft. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Hose Team Makes End of Year Funding Push for Steamer Project

Several fundraisers planned for Steam Fire Engine Restoration Owego Hose Teams, Inc. is making an end of the year fundraising push for its 1866 Amoskeag Steam Fire Engine restoration project and associated Steamer House on North Avenue. On Friday, November 11, from 4:00 to 9:00 pm, the Hose Team will host a “Purple People Eater” takeover of Glen Park Vineyards on Allen Glen Road with celebrity bartenders and musical guests the Latimer Lee Band. On Saturday, November 12,

Thole with Eric Nichols, past bartender at Metro’s, Whistle Stop, Dugout and White Tails, from 6-7 pm; Bob Powell with Bob Powell Entertainment with Shawna Ives, past bartender at the Rainbow, from 78 PM, and Hose Team Life Members Tommy and Bobby Franz, past bartender at the Wild Turkey, rounding out the evening from 8-9 pm. The Latimer Lee Band will provide classic rock hits from 6-9 pm. Bingo Bingo returns this month

VFW Post Members Luke Jackson & Ray Barrett will run Beat the Dealer at Monte Carlo Night to be held Saturday evening, November 12, at VFW Post #1371.

ment will be provided. DJ Tom Donovan, Jr. of Flat Rats Adventures will also be spinning your favorite tunes of today and yesteryear. Restoration Progress Members of the Owego Hose Team traveled to Hope, Maine in October to assess progress on the restoration of the Owego Fire Department’s

Steam Booster Donor Program Individuals can also contribute to the project by participating in the Hose Team’s “Steam Booster” donor program. For a $100 tax deductible contribution name(s) will be placed on a cast iron bronze plaque that will proudly hang on the Steamer House build-

Former New York Met Josh Thole will guest bartend at the Hose Team’s Purple People Eater Takeover at Glen Park Vineyards on November 11.

from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, the Hose Team in partnership with American Legion Post #401 will host its monthly Bingo Game at Post #401 on Front Street. Also on Saturday, November 12, the Hose Team in partnership with VFW Post #1371 will host Monte Carlo Night from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. All three events are open to the public. Purple People Takeover The Purple People Takeover on November 11 at Gen Park Vineyards features several well know Owego faces. New York based beer and wine will be sold with all tips and a portion of proceeds going to the Hose Team. Guest bartenders include Abbey Ortu of Tioga County Economic Development with Brandon Smith of Scott Smith and Son from 45 pm; Julia Dodge of VFW Post #1371 with Aubrey Eschler, past bartender at the Barleycorn, from 5-6 pm; Former New York Mets Catcher Josh

on Saturday, November 12, at American Legion Post #401 with doors opening at 10:00 am and games beginning promptly at 11:00 am. Twentyfour rounds of 12 games will be played from “regular” that includes straight Bingo or inside, outside four corners to “cover all.” Bingo has been drawing about 50 players per month so far with proceeds being split between the Hose Team and Legion Post. Monte Carlo Night Also on Saturday, November 12, Owego VFW Post 1371 and VFW Auxiliary with the Hose Team are hosting their Fall Monte Carlo Night from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. The event will take place at the Owego VFW Post 1371 Hall, 207 Main Street in Owego. A donation is asked at the door but $10 is recommended. Games include Black Jack, Big Six Wheel, Beat the Dealer, Money Wheel, Chuck-of-Luck, 50/50, and Gift Certificate Raffle. Food, drink, and entertain-

Full house of players at Hose Team/Legion Bingo in October. This month’s Bingo will be held Saturday, November 12, at Legion Post #401.

1866 Amoskeag Steam Fire Engine, known as the “Steamer” and often referred to as the “Pride of OFD.” Now under the care, custody, and control of the Hose Team the Steamer is undergoing a complete restoration at Firefly Restorations which is expected to be complete soon. The Steamer House site is “build ready” for the building that will house the steam fire engine once enough funds are raised. Hose Team personnel anticipate the building to be raised in the Spring 2023 funding dependent.

ing. Donors will receive a letter and certificate thanking them for their donation. Donors can also purchase benches that will surround the Steamer House. Information on all fundraisers can be found at the Hose Team’s website at www.OwegoHoseTeams.com.


NOVEMBER 2022

TIOGA COUNTY COMMUNITY PRESS

2023 Leadership Tioga Program Enrollment Period is Open The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce has announced the enrollment period is now open for the 2023 Leadership Tioga program. The Leadership Tioga Certification Program will run one 2-hour morning class a month from January through November. Classes at various locations throughout the county will give participants the opportunity to learn more about what Tioga County has to offer. Speakers will discuss topics ranging from volunteerism, performance management, public safety, human services, and more. Leadership Tioga is a program focused on exposing current and emerging leaders to those issues that

affect our communities, businesses, and the public. Promoting personal growth and leadership development through education, networking, and skill building, Leadership Tioga is committed to inspiring and connecting you to all services in your community. The tuition for the 11-month certification program is $300 and needs to be paid in full prior to the first class and is non-refundable. The registration deadline for the 11-month certification program is January 10. For a schedule of classes and registration forms, contact the Tioga Chamber at 607-687-2020 or at info@tiogachamber.com.

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New Exhibition at Tioga Arts Council

“Finding Gratitude,” a solo exhibition presented by Ciara Heatherman, is on display November 5 - 26, Tuesdays - Saturdays, 12:00pm to 4:00pm, at the Tioga Arts Council in Owego. “Finding Gratitude is an exploration of my personal experience as an artist and mother,” stated Heatherman. “In the daily grind of being a caregiver, it can be difficult to find moments of gratitude in each day. Everyday we may deal with tan-

trums, messes, spills, accidents, and chores that take up a large part of the day. This body of work is a reminder to myself and others to look for the bright moments and focus on the good.” The exhibition is sponsored by Black Cat Gallery. The Tioga Arts Council (TAC) is at 179 Front Street in Owego. For more information, contact TAC at (607) 687-0785 or tiogaartscouncil@gmail.com.

Tioga County Legislative Meeting - Nov. 15

The Tioga Arts Council (TAC) in Owego wants to Spread Holiday Cheer This Year by making 300 handmade cards and delivering them to Riverview Manor Health Care in Owego and Elderwood in Waverly. To do this, TAC needs your help. For more information, call TAC

at 607-687-0785 or email TAC at tiogaartscouncil@gmail.com. The Tioga Arts Council is at 179 Front Street in Owego. Help make homemade holiday cards and be a part of Spread Holiday Cheer This Year.

The Eleventh Regular Meeting of 2022 will be held at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, November 15, 2022, in the Edward D. Hubbard Auditorium of the Ronald E. Dougherty County Office Building at 56 Main Street in Owego. The 2023 Tentative Budget Hearing will be held on November 15 at 10:00 am in the Hubbard Auditorium. All Committee Meetings and

Legislative Worksessions will be held in the Legislative Conference Room of the County Office Building. Individuals requiring any accommodation or auxiliary aid may contact the Legislative Office at (607) 687-8240. With advance notice, necessary auxiliary aids will be provided at no cost to the person requesting assistance.

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