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Tioga Downs Hotel Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Friday, December 1, to celebrate the addition of a new hotel at Tioga Downs Casino & Resort in Nichols. The sixstory hotel has 161 room for guests of all ages, and is a major milestone in the transformation of Tioga Downs into a full-service destination resort. Amenities include the full service AgeLess spa, fitness center, three pools,

two rooftop decks, an events center with banquet and reception areas that can accommodate up to 400 people, P.J. Clarke's restaurant, and a new clubhouse for the nearby Tioga Country Club Golf Course. Reservations at the new hotel can be made by going to https:// www.tiogadowns.com/hotel/ or by calling 888-946-8464.

The 2017 Lights on the River Festival was held on Friday, December 1, in downtown Owego. Santa Claus turned on the holiday lights along the streets and the bridge. Everyone enjoyed the music, shopping, and the many activities. A fireworks display closed out the evening. Above: Mrs. Claus helps Santa turn the lights on. Left: the lights on the Court Street Bridge are reflected on the Susquehanna River.

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While the average pigeon lives a mere four years, Waverly’s residentpigeon “Buddy” is approaching her 13th birthday. Often found perched on the shoulder of her caretaker Ralph Geiger, the two work closely in their one-of-akind woodshop, where Ralph has been building unique birdhouses for close to 20 years, creating nearly 1,700 to date. His wife Diane finalizes the houses with stunning splashes of color. Showcased regularly at festivals and bazaars, it is Ralph’s hope that no bird will ever be without a place to call home. Additionally, Ralph has partnered

with the Carantouan Greenway to get birdhouses out to our community, bringing his vision to light. Art projects hosted by local libraries, schools, parks, and Greenway Youth Days, have resulted in a multitude of Ralph’s birdhouses uniquely painted by local youth, which can be found at Two Rivers State Park, the Riverwalk area in downtown Owego, Owego-Apalachin School District, Waverly Little League, Muldoon Gardens, and residential homes throughout the county. In honor of Giving Tuesday, the Greenway thanked Ralph Geiger for his selfless spirit and dedication to local wildlife. In the US, Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is the start of the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-ofyear giving. This season, Carantouan Greenway gave away three of Ralph Geiger’s birdhouses on #GivingTuesday, November 28.

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In celebration of Giving Tuesday, the Carantouan Greenway (Waverly, NY) sponsored the Ralph Geiger Birdhouse giveaway. The Greenway wishes to thank all those that entered, as well as those that helped support the event, including 911 Earth, the Waverly Library and Ralph and Diane Geiger. Congratulations to winners Cynthia Lord, Claudia Wilson and Marcia Kesten.” Pictured above are Claudia Wilson, Greenway’s Theresa Pipher, and Cynthia Lord

Holiday Magic in Newark Valley - Dec. 9 The 12th Annual Holiday Magic will take place on Saturday, December 9, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm in Newark Valley. There will be a Gingerbread Contest, music, candy, desserts, soup, hot beverages, horse & wagon rides between Village Green & Depot, delicious food, decadent desserts, Santa, Christmas model train & village, lovely decorations, and fun for the entire family. The Newark Valley Quilter's Club generously donated the quilt “Wish Upon” to the Newark Valley Chamber, to be raffled off at this year’s Holiday Magic event. The quilt is

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Phone Santa 625-HOHO It’s a very busy time of the year for jolly ol’ Saint Nick, but the Apalachin Lions have once again persuaded Santa Claus to take phone calls from the kids for three nights in early December. Santa has been happy to do this for the children in the area for many years. He is looking forward to talking to his many young friends so he will know what they want for Christmas. To talk to Santa, call 625HOHO (625-4646) from

6:00 to 8:00 pm on December 4, 5, or 6. Merry Christmas!

Castellucci Blood Drive on December 21 Town of Owego Supervisor Donald Castellucci, Jr. will sponsor his 21st Annual Memorial Blood Drive in memory of his parents, Donald and Grace Castellucci, Sr., on Thursday, December 21, from 1:30 to 6:30 pm at the Owego Elks Club in Owego. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or visiting www. redcrossblood.org. Each year since his father’s death on December 25, 1997, Don has held a blood drive in his memory. In 2010 Don lost his mother to cancer as well and added her memory to the drive. “During their illness, blood and platelets were needed to extend their life,” Don said. “Our family was blessed by the generosity of a giving public. Each year in return, we try to give something back to help others. We have recruited approximately

630 donors helping 1890 patients to date. We are grateful to all who have joined us in helping others.” As in the past, a rigatoni and meatball dinner will be served to all donors. Also, the family asks that food items be brought to be donated to Tioga County Rural Ministry. Cash donations in the Castelluccis’ memory are also accepted and sent to the ministry as well. During the Christmas holiday we are blessed with family and friends. On December 21, you can give the most important give of the season, the gift of life. Take an hour and remember the family and friends that have gone before us by helping others that are still with us. Don thanks everyone for your support at previous blood drives, and he hopes to see you on December 21, and he wished everyone a blessed

Free Showing of “Polar Express” Movie - Dec. 9 A free showing of the movie “The Polar Express” will be held at 5:00 pm on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Boys & Girls Club at 201

Erie Street in Owego. For more information, contact Christina Di Stefano at tiogaartscouncil@gmail.com. This movie is made possible, in part, with funding from the Floyd Hooker Foundation.

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The Joy of Christmas The Owego Christian Women’s Club will hold a “The Joy of Christmas” Ladies Luncheon on Wednesday, December 20, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the

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O Tannenbaum 2017 “O Tannenbaum” is a silent auction fundraiser for the Tioga County Historical Society at the museum on Front Street in Owego. This year’s theme is “A Farmhouse Christmas” and many of the more than 70 trees are decorated with that theme. There are 36 small trees and 35 large trees on display, along with 21 wreaths and 68 auction items. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sundays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Final Bid Night is Saturday, December 16.

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Tuesday-Sunday 7am to 3 pm (Closed Monday) For his Eagle Project, Phillip Card, along with the leaders and scouts of Windsor’s Troop 68, worked diligently to construct an Adirondack style shelter with benches at the Pettus Hill Preserve. The Waterman Conservation Education Center received a bequest from Charles Pettus, a long time Windsor resident and retired IBM employee. The 100+ acre property is now known as the Pettus Hill Preserve and is open to the public for hiking and cross country skiing. Located toward the left at the top of Abbey Hill Road in West Windsor, this property lends itself to peaceful solitude as you are surrounded with moderately wooded, untouched beauty. The trail leads back to a picturesque overlook where Mr. Pettus is laid to rest.

Phillip would like to thank Lowes, Jerry and Peggy Redmon, Tom Murphy, Bill and Deb DePersis, The Windsor Partners, Inc., The Windsor Fire Department, The Town of Windsor, Joe and Gina McNally, John Langill, John and Antoinette Soldovieri, Rick Blythe, The Windsor Civic Club, Steve Herz, Lattner Enterprises of NY LLC, and many others who donated monies and/or materials to this project. Without their generosity, this project would not have been possible. Phillip especially appreciated the personal notes some of you included which spoke of your relationship to Mr. Pettus or your enjoyment of scouting.

“Thanks” from the Lions The Apalachin Lions Club would like to thank the community for the hundreds of winter coats donated for those in need. A special thanks to Blessed Trinity at

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Senator Fred Akshar visited classrooms in three local schools last month to continue a new district-wide student recognition program. Each month, Senator Akshar recognizes three or four local students selected by their school districts in the 52nd Senate District who have shown great leadership, compassion, school spirit or improvement amongst their peers. For each student recognized as an “Akshar All-Star” Senator Akshar presents them with a T-shirt, framed certificate and a challenge coin. At Tioga Central High School, Akshar recognized 17-year-old senior Madalyn Dydynski for her ability to balance a strong academic schedule while also finding time to lend a helping hand in her school and in her community through organizations like the Tioga National Honor Society, Tioga Agriculture Club, the TC Softball Team & Field Hockey Team, YES Leads, Varsity Club, Spanish Club and Community Service Club. She also volunteers as a Student Aide at Tioga SHS and was selected for the American Legion Auxiliary Empire Girls State Leadership Program. At Vestal Middle School, Akshar recognized 13-year-old Drew Hudock and 14-year-old Connor Hillis for their

act of generosity and selflessness while collecting cans to raise funds for their soccer team. The two visited the house of a former teacher’s aide, Betty Gensler. She explained to the boys that she does not give out cans because she collects them herself to raise funds to fight ALS, the disease that took her son's life. Without telling anyone, Drew and Connor then went home and came back with their own money along with all of their cans to donate to Betty’s cause. At Oxford Academy High School, Akshar recognized 16-year-old Gillian Mulder for her work with the Students Against Drunk Driving Student Leadership group, the local soup kitchen in Oxford and for initiating a sox drive to donate socks, gloves and clothing to families in need. Senator Fred Akshar said, “This is a great opportunity for us to work with school district throughout the 52nd Senate District to recognize outstanding young people who are doing wonderful things in our community. Whether they’re in 2nd grade or a senior in high school, we want to bring attention to those students who are making a difference in their own lives and in the lives of those around them. They inspire us all by showing us the good that exists in our communities.”

Christmas Music - Dec 15 Christmastime with Greg Jenkins, an enjoyable evening of traditional music, laughter, and reminiscence, will be held on Friday, December 15, at 7:00 pm at the Little Meadows United Methodist Church in Little Meadows, PA. A free will offering will be taken. There will be refreshments.

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Scouts and Students Help Food Pantry

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Collecting Unwrapped Toys & Non-Perishable Foods Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts distributed pamphlet, collected, and delivered food to help the Park Terrace Food Pantry. The Park Terrace Food Pantry was very fortunate to receive over 1,600 pounds of food from a food drive sponsored by the Apalachin Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. The Binghamton University Dive and Swim team also helped by sorting all the food, putting it into the Thanksgiving baskets and onto the shelves for the clients of the Food Pantry to receive. The Park Terrace Food Pantry is very fortunate to have these wonderful young people volunteer to help with their mission to feed those in need in our community. They are very thankful for their help.

Local churches have also helped fill the pantry’s Thanksgiving baskets with donations. The Park Terrace Food Pantry, located at 30 Glann Rd, Apalachin, in the basement of the Park Terrace United Community Methodist Church, is open every Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. It serves anyone in need from Apalachin, Campville, Little Meadows and the Eastern part of Owego and Western part of Vestal. Contact the pantry at 625-4134 or by dropping in during hours of operation.

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Holiday Mixer in NV - Dec. 8 The Newark Valley Chamber presents the 2017 Holiday Mixer which will be held on Friday, December 8, from 6:00 to 9:00 at 7151 Rt 38 in Newark Valley. Come and spend a fun filled evening with other business members.

The menu includes meat lasagna, cheese lasagna, and rigatoni, wings, tossed salad, dinner rolls, apple crisp, coffe and tea. Cost is $15 per couple. RSVP to Kat Amato 607-237-9477 by December 4, 2017.

Breakfasts with Santa Apalachin - December 16 Santa will visit the Apalachin United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 16, from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Join Santa for pancakes and hot chocolate. Free will offering.

Newark Valley - December 16 Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 16, from 8:00 to 11:00 am at the Newark Valley Fire Station, Route 38 in Newark Valley. Free will offering.

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Veterans News Wreaths Across America You can support the goal of Wreaths Across America by placing Christmas wreaths on all veterans graves within the Community Press’ circulation area of Apalachin, Little Meadows, Friendsville, Warren Center, Owego, Lounsberry, Nichols, Tioga Center, Newark Valley and Campville. “Don’t Say I Should Have. Say I Did” is the theme for local individuals to lay a wreath on every veterans headstone on or before National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 16. The mission of Wreaths Across America is to remember the fallen, honor those who served and teach our children that our freedom isn’t free. Why wreaths during the holidays? Gold Star Mothers and Family or the families of veterans who have passed just want to know all those sacrifices and lost holidays were not in vain. Tioga County has 172 fallen heroes from all wars and many more from the Civil War. There are an estimated 5,000 deceased veterans in Tioga County. Three videos on www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/evednts/ blog explain Wreaths Across America. Hear why it matters from the founder, an American Gold Star Mother who lost her son, and from the personal stories of those who serve and sacrifice.

Local contact is Post 1371 VFW Memorial Chairman Jim Raftis jraftis2@stny.rr.com or 687-4229. All of you in the community are our partners. To complete the mission help is needed from many individuals, families, veterans, churches, and all organizations. Remember Pearl Harbor Thursday, December 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is Thursday, December 7, the 76th Anniversary, at 12:55 p.m. at the Glenn A. Warner Post 1371 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Veterans and public invited to the ceremony at the Delmar Sibley Memorial Dining Room. Five from Tioga County were there that Sunday morning in 1941. Owego’s first casualty of WWII is 23-year-old Seaman Delmar D. Sibley still entombed the sunken USS Arizona. Four others survived. One is living – 96-year-old Army Air Force Staff Sergeant Bill Kennedy of Owego – and three are deceased including Army Combat Infantryman Richard Hopkins of Berkshire, Army Cook Don Stocks and Marine Buster Dunham, both of Owego. The American flags at the Tioga County Veterans Memorial are flown at half staff to honor those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Moosewood Cookbook Signing, Tasting in Owego On Saturday, December 9 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Moosewood Collective member Nancy Lazarus will be at Riverow Bookshop on Front Street in Owego with Moosewood’s latest book, “The Moosewood Restaurant Table.” This, Moosewood’s fourteenth cookbook, contains 250 brand new recipes, and says Lazarus, “I'll bring samples for people to try.” Moosewood Inc., a collectivelyowned restaurant with 19 members, has been in Ithaca for 45 years and is worldrenowned for its delectable vegetarian fare. According to Bon Appetit, Moosewood’s “recipes are great—wholesome yet satisfying and interesting.” Come sample for yourself December 9. Riverow Bookshop is at 187 Front Street in Owego. For more information call 607-687-4094 or visit Facebook.

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Christmas Cantata in Newark Valley - Dec. 10 A Christmas Cantata will be held on Sunday, December 10, at 7:00 pm at the Newark Valley United Methodist Church on Route 38 in Newark Valley. “Stars of Glory,” which was inspired by a Celtic Christmas Carol, is directed by

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The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the graduating class of Leadership Tioga 2017. A commencement ceremony was held Tuesday, November 7, at Bill’s Restaurant in Owego. Leadership Tioga is in its seventeenth year of operation and over 300 people have completed the program. Students take part in a ten-month program designed to educate, inform, and empower leaders. Leadership Tioga enlists people who live or work in Tioga County and are interested in developing their leadership skills and knowledge of local issues, as well as pursuing leadership roles in their community. The 2017 Leadership Tioga Graduating Class: includes: Wayne Aman, Candor Central School District; Colleen Barton, Visions Federal Credit Union; Makayla Bean, Community Care Network; Staci Becker, Tioga County Historical Society; Pam Benthin, Village of Newark Valley; Ryan Brainard,

Chemung Canal Trust Company; Shannon Davis, Tioga State Bank; Danielle Duffek, Town of Owego; Amy Fancher, M&T Bank; Ashlee Hunt, Waverly Central School District; Ryan Hallenbeck, Owego Apalachin Central School District; Todd Kopalek, Tioga County Environmental Health Dept.; Lauren Kresge, Tom Ash Agency; Wayne Moulton, Tioga County Sherriff's Office; Ed Nizalowski, Retired; Cate Pichany, Waverly Central School District; Kyle Quail, Lockheed Martin; Joshua Roe, Tioga Central School District; Jeri Sarrge, Realty Solutions Group; Ronald Schmidt, Town Of Owego; Robert Strothers, Visions Federal Credit Union; Victoria Tagarelli, Lockheed Martin; Jennifer Welch, Tom Ash Agency; Brittany Woodburn, Tioga County Economic Development & Planning. If you are interested in participating in next year’s class, call the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce, 687-2020.

Leadership Tioga 2018 The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce announced the 2018 Leadership Tioga program and welcomed LeeAnn Tinney as Program Facilitator. “LeeAnn is one of the co-founders of the Leadership program when it was developed in 1999 and we are pleased to welcome her back as the Program Facilitator,” Gwen Kania, Chamber President and CEO stated. “We are eager to see what new energy she will bring.” The Leadership Tioga Certification Program offers one 2 1/2 hour morning class a month beginning in January and ending in November. Various class locations throughout the county will give participants the opportunity to learn more about what Tioga County has to offer. Dynamic speakers will discuss topics ranging from volunteerism, performance management, public safety and human services to name just a few. “I am very excited to renew my in-

volvement in Leadership Tioga”, stated Tinney. “The program focuses on exposing current and emerging leaders to the issues that affect our communities, businesses and the public.” Leadership Tioga is committed to inspiring and connecting participants to services in our community by promoting personal growth, leadership development, networking, and skill building. The 2018 program also includes a joint session with the NYPenn Leadership group. Tuition for the 11-month certification program is $300, $270 for those 60 and over. Tuition must be paid in full prior to the first class and is non-refundable. Registration deadline is January 2, 2017; the first session is on January 9. Contact the Tioga Chamber at 6872020 or by email at info@ tiogachamber.com for schedule of classes and registration forms.

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The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) in Waverly, announces two new board members: Sandy Chamberlain (left) and Richard Price (right). Sandy Chamberlain from Sayre, has been a volunteer in the center’s gift shop for over a year and has taken on many extra duties. She spent 38 years in the nursing profession and co-founded a nonprofit, “Autism Hearts.” Richard Price grew up in Lounsberry, and his interest in archaeology began in the 1970s while attending college. In

1980, he began documenting artifact collections from surface sites near Owego and Nichols. He has been a member of the Triple Cities Chapter of the NYS Archaeological Association and has volunteered at archeological site excavations. He joined SRAC in 2016 as a volunteer and experienced excavator and became involved in an ongoing effort to create a powerful database resource using the prehistoric artifacts in the collections housed at SRAC. Visit SRAC at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. www.SRACenter.org

Textile Artist at Walk-Up Gallery in Owego The Walk-Up Gallery and Studio Space and Tioga Arts Council (TAC) welcomed its newest studio artist, Carolyn Campbell. Carolyn is a textile artist creating large scale quilts as well as smaller functional quilted pieces and other textiles. For many years, Carolyn has been a practicing visual and textile artist in the community. She has been a longstanding member of the Black Cat Gallery and worked at Quilters’ Haven creating quilts, arranging the displays, and teaching classes. The Walk-Up Gallery & Studio Space is at 179 Front Street, 2nd floor, in Owego. It is

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