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O Tannenbaum Victorian Christmas Opens November 9 at Tioga County Historical Museum

The O Tannenbaum Holiday Showcase opens on November 9 at the Tioga County Historical Society Museum at 110 Front Street in Owego. This year's theme is "A Victorian Christmas" and everyone is invited to come and enjoy the holiday splendor and community spirit. There will be more than 100 trees, wreaths, and beautiful items that were decorated and donated by individuals, organizations and businesses. The items are part of a silent auction that occurs during the span of O Tannenbaum. All proceeds directly benefit the Tioga County


Historical Society. There will also be a Victorianera antique toy display and special activities for children. O Tannenbaum runs November 9 through December 14, with extended hours beginning the day after Thanksgiving. Opening Day for O Tannenbaum is on Saturday, November 9, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, and will feature piano music by Rick Pedro (10am to noon), Travis Michaud (at 3pm), and Winnie Allen (6 to 8pm). For more information and schedules, visit or call 687-2460.

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Owego’s Holiday Showcase Saturday, November 16, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Enjoy your holiday shopping with Owego's festive Holiday Showcase in Historic Downtown Owego on Saturday, November 16, 2013, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive via horse and carriage at 11:15 am, and pictures with the merry couple will be taken from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at TCCA Art Space Gallery,

179 Front Street. In addition to a great shopping experience as merchants hold special sales, giveaways, and presentations, there will be music, entertainment, children's activities, a mobile photobooth (11am to 3pm), and horse and carriage rides (11:30 to 1:30 in front of John Barleycorn, 216 Front St.). Owego Loves Shoppers!

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

Apalachin Lions Club Peace Poster Contest Winners

L to R: District Governor Rick Allabaugh, Leigh Kaminsky VMS,Kate Hirschi VMS Jolene Williams OAMS, Anna Flelice, OAMS , and Lion Pres. Rick Gray

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Allabaugh presented each of the winners with a $50 savings bond. Pres. Rick Gray expressed the Apalachin Lions appreciation to teachers Jolene Williams from OAMS and Leigh Kaminsky, from VMS for the time and effort they expended on this project. The winning posters of Anna and Kate 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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Ski Club Hosts Ski Sale

The Triple Cities Ski Club (TCSC) will hold its 33rd Annual Ski Sale on Sunday, Nov. 24, 10 am to 3:30 pm at Brothers 2, 2901 Watson Blvd., Endwell. The sale is open to the public and gives sports enthusiasts an opportunity to buy and sell downhill and cross-country skis, boots, poles, bindings, clothing, plus snowboarding, skating, hockey, camping, biking and other equipment. In addition to used equipment, ski shops and vendors from ski resorts will be selling equipment and clothing at discounted prices. Drop off times for items to sell are Saturday, Nov. 23, from 4 to 7pm and 8 to 9:30 am on Sunday, Nov. 24. Sale items must be brought to Brothers 2 (Banquet Room) at the designated times. The registration fee is 50 cents per item and 20% commission for items sold. Pickup times after the sale are Sunday, 4:30 to 6pm following the sale and Monday, Nov. 25 from 4 to 6pm. Sellers can check online during the sale to see if items have sold. TCSC will also be conducting a bake sale during the ski sale with

proceeds going to Greek Peak Adaptive Snowsports: a program offered by Greek Peak Mountain Resort which teaches physically and mentally challenged individuals how to ski using adaptive equipment with personal ski instructors. ( An informational table will be available for people to join TCSC at $10 a year, which gives members discounted prices at area ski resorts and opportunities to go on ski trips at group rates to places in NY, Vermont and an annual western trip. Participants are encouraged to sign up for trips soon as they’re filling up fast. Club meetings are held at Brothers 2 on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm, September through May, except December and January will be the second Thursdays. The meeting in November will feature information on area resorts that offer discounts to TCSC members. For more information, call Tim Hanna (607) 656-7680 or e-mail or go to


Dare to Ride The Snowzilla It sounds scary, but who wouldn’t want to experience the thrill of a lifetime? Get ready for the only Snowzilla attraction in North America at Owego’s Lights on the River Festival, December 6, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Snowzilla is an inflatable toboggan slide for adults and children and simulates a snow covered hill that is misted with actual snow. Ski resort-like machines create a blizzard-like effect for sliders and specially engineered inner tubes make you feel like you are on a ski mountain. This 30 foot high by 90 foot long massive attraction will thrill the young and young at heart. Riders will climb laddered steps to the peak, then board a snow tube for the ride of their life to the bottom of the slide, and it’s free. Last year a “Snowzilla” 5K run was held in Owego, the proceeds were donated to help offset the cost

of this amazing attraction. This year, the “Snowzilla” 8K Trail run will be at Pheasant Hill Country Club on November 30 at 9:00 am. For more info, go to or . Lights on the River will also feature the lighting of the village, ice sculptor, dancers, musics, Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse and wagon rides, refreshments, shopping, dining, and fireworks. For more information, go to or or call 687-7440.

Ski & Snowboard Film at Forum Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride, the 64th annual ski and snowboard film, will be featured at the Broome County Forum Theatre in Binghamton on Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased at Bergers Ski & Snowboard Shops for $18 cash, $19 credit; Ticketmaster; or the Broome County Arena box office. Ticket holders receive a savings coupon at the event, which includes a free lift ticket to Sugarbush, a free lift ticket to Windham Mountain, a 2-for-1 lift ticket to Greek Peak Mountain Resort and $25 off any purchase of $100 or more at Bergers. Ticket to Ride will give film-goers access to the most sought-after destina-

tions including the Alaskan Tordrillos, Iceland’s Troll Peninsula, fjords of Greenland and the expansive Big Sky country of Montana, to name a few. The film showcases world-class athletes such as Sean Pettit, Ted Ligety, Seth Westcott and Jess McMillian, all leaving tracks beneath and above the world’s wildest terrain. The Triple Cities Ski Club will have $10 membership forms available at their booth at the event, affording members discounted rates at area ski resorts. Find out about their trips to resorts in NY, Vermont and their annual western trip.



Tioga Downs' Fulltime Race Caller for 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, friends


Remembering to be Thankful

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687-1803 Tioga Downs is proud to announce that James Witherite, one of the top young announcers in harness racing, will become the track’s full-time race caller beginning with the 2014 racing season. The 27-year-old Pennsylvania native has spent the past seven years as the track announcer at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack. Witherite has also called races at more than 60 harness and thoroughbred tracks throughout North America. “I have always been impressed with every aspect of the racing product at Tioga,” said Witherite, who has had the opportunity over the past few years to call a couple of race cards each season at Tioga Downs. “While I’ve enjoyed a great seven years at Philadelphia and called some remarkable miles there, I’m looking forward to this new endeavor.” In addition to announcing the races, Witherite will provide his race analysis and commentary in the racing program and on the Tioga Downs website. He will also conduct fan education seminars, meet-and-greets with on-track visitors and even play live music. Witherite is an accomplished multi-instrumental musician and composer.

“We’ve always had a rotating cast of announcers during our race meet, but when it became apparent that James was available, we jumped at the opportunity to get not only one of the premier race callers in our sport, but also a talented and passionate promoter of all aspects of the industry,” said Jason Settlemoir, Vice President of Racing. “We have great racing here at Tioga and James will only enhance that product,” said Jason Bluhm, Senior Director of Racing. “We plan on creating a prerace show among other enhancements to our live product and James will be an important part of that. I feel privileged to have him join the team.” Witherite will begin his new role this winter working as a fan education ambassador at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, Tioga’s sister property located in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He will then relocate to Tioga Downs when its racing season begins. The ninth season of live racing at Tioga Downs is scheduled to begin on Kentucky Derby Day, May 3, 2014 (pending regulatory approval).

New Book Available

"School Bells Ring in Tioga County" The Tioga County Historical Society's newest book on the history of Tioga County schools is now available. School Bells Ring in Tioga County, is the sequel to the popular History of Schools in Tioga County. The new book brings a much more personal look into the history of the many different schools in Tioga County. Filled with graduation announcements, class photographs, personal Tioga County's


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recollections, journal entries, and more, School Bells Ring in Tioga County is sure to bring a personal face to our schools of the past. You can buy School Bells Ring in Tioga County at the Tioga County Historical Museum at 110 Front Street in Owego. Museum hours are 10am to 4pm, Wednesday through Saturday. The book costs $34.99.

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Turkey Party - Nov. 16 The Nichols American Legion will hold a Turkey Party on November 16, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, at the American Legion in Nichols. There will be games, raffle, and door prizes. Cost is $5 per person, including sandwich and beverage. The public is invited.


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Local Firefighters Attend Training in Anti-Terrorism Bomb School Eleven Firefighters from the Owego Fire Department and the Newark Valley Fire Department attended specialized training related to Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Two firefighters traveled in July and the rest in September. The course consisted of 32 hours classroom and field exercises. The firefighters were taught the components and composition of various explosive devices and then observed the actual products being detonated in urban and rural environments. The training was taught by New Mexico Tech under the control of the Department of Homeland Security. The purpose of the training was to teach awareness, construction and identification of a wide variety of bombs and their explosive impact. The devices included low order and high order explo-

sives in varying amounts of reactive material. The ranges of detonations were as small as a letter bomb and as large as a 250-pound car bomb. The experiences help local firefighters in performing their duties in response to terrorist bombings. The fire service has changed dramatically from the old school of directing hose streams into burning buildings to a new modern organization handling fires, Emergency Medical Responses, Hazardous Material exposures, Technical Rescues, Water Responses, and a variety of responsibilities to keep their communities safe from harm. All of this is accomplished with many hours of diverse training under the guidelines of the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Annual Owego Home Tour - December 7 Experience the architectural charm and character of Owego during the 33rd Annual Home Tour and Auction on Saturday, December 7. The event is sponsored by the Tioga Arts Council (TAC). This year's tour features seven historic buildings and is a wonderful opportunity to observe the creative ways in which historic spaces are used by contemporary families and businesses. For the first time, in addition to the buildings located in Owego's Historic District, a beautifully restored mid-century home located in the Ridgewood Development neighborhood, will be included as part of the afternoon tour. The afternoon tour is 1:00 to 4:00 pm, the evening tour is 6:00 to 8:00

pm. All tours depart from the Owego Elks Lodge on the corner of Front and Church Streets. Tickets for both tours are $20 each ($15 for TAC Members) and include admission to the after tour party at the Elks which begins at 8:15 pm and features the Four Eye Band. A silent auction, which features items and services from local businesses, will begin at noon, with bids accepted until 9:30 pm. The auction will be held at Owego Elk’s Lodge. For tickets email; phone 687-0785; or send mail to or visit TAC, 179 Front St., Owego (open Mon. thru Fri., 10:00 am to 5:00 pm). On the day of the event, tickets are available at the Owego Elks Lodge.

CCNN Expands Service Area The Community Care Network of Nichols (CCNN) is joining forces with volunteers in Tioga Center, Smithboro, and Barton to expand services into these communities. CCNN will be reaching out to senior citizens during the next couple of months to answer ten simple questions to help determine the needs of these community members. CCNN representatives meeting with residents to do the survey will be clearly identified with a photo ID and will provide a brochure with information about CCNN services. CCNN has been enhancing the

quality of life for people living in and around the Nichols community for over a since 1999. Staff and trained volunteers help in many ways, including providing friendly visits, phone calls, information and referral, as well as help with transportation to appointments, the pharmacy, and the grocery store. During the summer, CCNN staff met several times with residents in the three communities and provided training for 13 volunteers. If you have questions, feel free to call CCNN at (607) 414-1018.

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Sunday, Nov 24th, 10 am to 3:30 pm Brother’s 2 Banquet Facility 2901 Watson Blvd., Endwell, NY Buy and sell downhill and cross-country skis, boots, poles, bindings, clothing plus snowboarding, skating, hockey, camping, biking, and other equipment. Open to the Public- No Admission Charge Have stuff you’d like to SELL? -Drop off times: Sat, Nov 23, 4 pm to 7 pm; Sun, Nov 24 8 am to 9:30 am -Pickup times: Sun 4:30-6 pm following sale, and Mon, Nov 25, 4- 6 pm

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The Queen of Lebanese Cuisine Julie Taboulie will bring her popular PBS cooking show “Cooking with Julie Taboulie” to life when she comes to cook at The Kitchen Store in Apalachin on Saturday, November 9, for live Lebanese Culinary Classes “Thanksgiving Traditions Take a Twist”. All too often, we are surrounded by the usual suspects, stale and stuffy—Julie spices things up with the Middle Eastern menu that celebrates the harvest with the Lebanese version of carrot soup, stuffed Cornish Hens, a mixed rice stuffing dish, a sautéed combination of greens and grains, topped with a sweet apple dessert. Attendees will be enthused, entertained, and encouraged at how essentially easy and effortless it is to make these “fresh is best” and healthier-at-home sensational dishes. Two culinary classes will be offered, from noon to 2pm and 4pm to 6pm, with meet-n-greets immediately to follow each class with this Queen of Lebanese Cuisine herself! The classes will be conducted as live cooking demonstrations of the dishes and desserts as these Thanksgiving tasting courses selections are served to the guests. Finger Lake wines from the vineyards of Glenora Wine

Cellars and Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars will also be served. Seating is limited, so reserve your prepaid ticket now. The cost is $40 per person (plus tax). Julie Taboulie's TV show "Cooking with Julie Taboulie" can be seen on WSKG TV on Sundays at 2:00 pm. The Kitchen Store is located in Sweeney's Plaza on Route 434 in Apalachin. For more information, call 625-5048 or visit

Auction to Benefit Historical Society and St. Patrick School Bid high, and bid often! St. Patrick School will host its “Splendors Auction 2013” beginning at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 8, at the Owego VFW, 207 Main St. The event will benefit St. Patrick School with a portion of the auction proceeds donated to the Tioga County Historical Society. This is the seventh year for the event, and it has become the largest annual fundraiser for St. Patrick School. A full night of bidding excitement with good food, drink, and company is just $15 per person or $100 for a table of eight. The ticket price includes admission to the event, heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, champagne punch, and an auction number for the silent and live auctions. Reserve your seat by stopping at St. Patrick School from 9:00

am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or by calling 687-1770. The silent auction portion of the evening will begin at 6:00 pm followed by the live auction at 7:30 pm. A book of auction items will be distributed to ticket holders the week of the auction. Donations of goods and services from local and nationwide businesses continue to arrive daily and will continue to do so right up to auction night. A sampling of items to be auctioned off include, a Kindle Fire HD, Disney Park Hopper Passes, a Dyson vacuum, a Dewey Beach house rental, a Buffalo Sabres autographed hockey puck, pampered chef cookware, signed sports posters, a weekend getaway package, personal fitness training sessions, spa treatments, and much more.

Harvest Soup & Bread Lunch - Nov. 16 There will be a Harvest Soup and Bread Lunch at the First Baptist Church in Owego, on Saturday, November 16, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be a wide variety of homemade soups. Eat in or take out. The cost for soup with a roll and coffee or water is $6. While eat-

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Nichols Man Creates Stained Glass Art for Community Care Network



Dot Richter, Executive Director of Community Care Network of Nichols (CCNN) and John Kopacko, Volunteer

John Kopacko from Nichols, has many passions: his family, his community, volunteering and his hobbies. What better way to give back to the organization where he volunteers than to combine two of his hobbies, volunteering and creating stained glass creations. A little over a year ago while helping assemble the Community Care Network of Nichols (CCNN) quarterly newsletter, John noticed the unique logo used by the organization. He thought to himself, “I can make this” and what followed over a course of about 125 hours of work is the beautiful stained glass display shown in the photo above. John learned how to work with glass at an adult high school class he took back around 1990. Using those basic techniques, he has learned plenty by trial and error over the

course of 20-plus years. After he completed his portion of the creation, John solicited the help of his son-in-law, Larry Jones, from Endwell to create the handmade, custom frame to finish the project. John has also created other pieces of stained glass art over the years and donated those to Rural Ministries in Owego and to the House of Prayers in Syracuse which was used as a replacement for a window which had been broken. Dot Richter gratefully accepted John’s creation on behalf of the organization and has since had it displayed in the main office of CCNN located in the old Nichols Elementary School on RoKi Blvd. Feel free to stop by to see this masterpiece during business hours, Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The Christmas Shop Opens November 29 The Christmas Shop in Little Meadows, Pa, will be open on Black Friday, November 29, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. On the following weekends, it will be open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Items for sale at the Christmas Shop include handmade items, antiques, and vintage items.

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"By Your Side" Art Exhibit in Owego

Covenant in Wampum and Silver, K. Kucharski (water media and silverpoint on panel, 2013, 8x16 inches)

By Your Side art exhibit by artist Karen Kucharski is on display through November 22 at Tioga Opportunities, 9 Sheldon Guile Boulevard, Owego, during regular business hours, receptions with the artist, or by appointment. The exhibition and presentation are free and open to the public. Receptions will be held Friday, Nov. 15 from 4:00 to

6:30pm, during Owego's Third Friday; and on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17, from 12:00 to 2:30 pm. On Nov. 17 at 1:30 pm, there will be a Native American Presentation with guest speaker, Hickory Edwards, Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee Confederacy. By Your Side is a series of artworks about the Susquehanna River

Hickory Edwards, center, wearing traditional Onondaga headdress, holds the Two Row Wampum belt at Pier 96 in New York City, following the final landing of the Two Row symbolic enactment from the Onondaga Nation to New York City, August 2013. (Photographer: Andrew Courtney)

habitat, with symbolic reference to the shared environment, and historic, cultural, and current events, including the commemoration of the Two Row Wampum Belt Treaty of 1613. The "Two Row" established a way of communicating shared values of

CSI Workshop: Mystery of the Disappearing Diamonds Tioga County 4-H is offering a one-day CSI workshop to uncover the Mystery of the Missing Diamonds. Youth in grades 5-10 will learn about dusting and fuming for fingerprints, fingerprint analysis, chromatography and ink analysis, blood type analysis (using simulated blood samples), and fiber analysis using a flame test through hands on activities. Each test provides real results that help youth solve the case. The program will be offered at the County Office Building in Owego, on Monday, Nov. 11 from 9am to 3:30pm. The cost is $30 per youth (lunch included). For more information or to sign up for the program, contact the 4-H office of Cornell Cooperative Extension Tioga County at 687-4020 or email Autumn Lavine at Space is limited to the first 15 registrants.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The lights on Owego's Court Street Bridge were recently decorated for the holidays. photo by Beverly Brown

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peace and friendship forever between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and early Europeans, in particular, the Dutch. A chain of three silver links was also used to describe this covenant.



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Tioga Organizations Receive Grants Three organizations from Tioga County were among those chosen to receive grants from the Community Foundation for South Central New York’s Community Fund and Women’s Fund fall 2013 competitive grant cycles. The organizations and the grants they received are: Regional Science and Discovery Center - $2,000 for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programming for preschoolers at multiple sites; Tioga County Historical Society $9,010 to replace the rear entrance damaged in the flood of 2011; and

Tioga Open Door Mission $1,650 to provide emergency financial and informational assistance for women over 55 who are heads of their households and in crisis Thirty-six organizations submitted proposals for over $321,000 in funding requests. The successful grants, which were awarded through a volunteer panel and board review process, will be used for a variety of capital projects, operations and programs at the organizations. For more information go to

"Fish Fry" to Benefit Library - 11/21 A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on October 25 at Top Of the Morning Wine & Liquor in Nichols, NY. The business is located in the old Creamery Building. Top Of The Morning Wine & Liquor specializes in local New York

State Wines along with other wines and liquors. They are open Monday through Wednesday, noon to 7:00 pm and Thursday from noon until 8:00 pm. On Friday and Saturday they are open until 9:00 pm.

Enjoy Doug's Fish Fry To Go while supporting the Apalachin Library on Thursday, November 21, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, at the new Comfort Inn, Route 434 in Apalachin (next to the Blue Dolphin). The Apalachin Library has been

proudly serving the community for over 60 years, and each year sees more and more people taking advantage of the great media, services, and programs it offers. Here’s a great way for you to help it grow, and get a great takeout meal in the process.

Fish Fry to Benefit Rotary - 11/7 Doug’s Fish Fry will set up Thursday November 7, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm in the McDonald’s Plaza in Apalachin (Rt. 17, Exit 66) to benefit the Owego Rotary Youth Exchange Programs. In addition to fish, shrimp, scallops, fresh fries and cole slaw, on Thursdays, Doug’s makes their delicious onion rings. Call (607) 4235996 to phone ahead for orders. Owego Rotary will offer a variety of delicious baked goods for sale. A percentage of the sales will benefit Owego Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program. Currently, the club is sponsoring four students who are spending a year in Mexico, Denmark, Hungary, and Taiwan. Owego Rotary also hosts two exchange students each year from other countries. Past years have included students from Hungary, Taiwan, Bolivia, India, Czech Republic, Paraguay, Mexico and Japan. Rotary youth exchange promotes cross-cultural understanding and world peace.

Craft Fair - Nov 23 The United Methodist Women's 2013 Annual Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 23, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch is available. The Apalachin United Methodist Church is at 303 Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin. From Rt. 17 (86), take Apalachin Exit 66 to Rt. 434 West (right) to Penna. Ave. (1st traffic light). The church is on the left, across the street from the fire station.

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Holiday Pie Sale, Soup/Chili Lunch, and More A Holiday Pie Sale, Ornament Giveaway, Bazaar, White Elephant Sale and Soup/Chili Luncheon will be held on Saturday, November 9, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 17 Main Street in Candor. The

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Owego Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire at 1235 Sulphur Springs Road shortly before 3:00 am on Saturday, November 2. The first arriving chief confirmed a heavily involved structure of wood frame, two-story construction approximately five miles from Central Station. Responding were Engine 804, Engine/tanker 803, Engine 801, Heavy Rescue 851, Tower Ladder 841, Squad 831 and Fire Police 853. In addition Emergency Support Services were present. Mutual aid was called in from Southside for two tankers to assist in water supply, from Apalachin for manpower, and from West Corners for a Firefighter Assist and Search Team (FAST) team. Newark Valley was on standby in Owego Central Station. There were approximately 24 Owego Fire Department members present.

On arrival firefighters were faced with an involved interior first floor as well as front porch. An attack with two 1 3/4" lines and one 2 1/2" line extinguished a fire in about 20 minutes. Since fire penetrated the exterior wall on the front side, siding had to be removed to limit extension to the upper floor and attic. Water availability was not an issue with aggressive support from the mutual aid companies. The firefighters were on the scene for about three hours and Owego units were back in service at about 8:30 am. There were no injuries. The residents of the house were able to safely evacuate the house. The teamwork among the fire departments was smooth and seamless. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Tioga County Fire Investigation Team.

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Arts & Crafts Fair - November 17 The Owego Rotary Club will hold its 5th annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Sunday, November 17, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Owego Elks Lodge, 223 Front St., Owego. This event is free and open to the public. The Tioga Arts Council will do a free craft project with children on-site during the event. The fair will feature a wide array of fine arts and crafts. Jeff Mann, a

metal sculpture artist, will have his work for sale. Owego artist Bob Merwin will be there with several of his original paintings. A variety of delicious home baked goods will be available for a free-will donation. All proceeds received by the Owego Rotary Club will be donated to the Rotary Polio Plus campaign, established in 1985.

Vestal Central School District Seeks Hall of Fame Nominations The Vestal Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2014 Hall of Fame. Candidates should be graduates of Vestal Central or Vestal High School who have received local, regional, national or international recognition in one or more areas, including educational, professional, charitable or community support, athletics or the arts. Submitting a candidate for nomination does not mean the candidate will be inducted in the next Hall of Fame. Only three candidates per year are typically inducted, and the Hall of Fame Committee reviews all applications

and makes the final decision on who is to be selected for induction. Nominations can be submitted to the Hall of Fame Committee by mailing a completed nomination form and two letters of recommendation to Vestal Hall of Fame Committee, 201 Main St., Vestal, NY, 13850. Nomination forms can be found on the “Alumni Info” page of Call Kathy Loveland, 757-2241, to have a form mailed to you. Self-nominations are not considered. Nomination forms for candidates not selected are kept on file for five years and will be considered in subsequent years.

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Free Dinner for Northern Tioga Veterans The Newark Valley Historical Society will honor veterans of all Armed Forces and spouses of deceased veterans from Richford, Newark Valley and Berkshire at a free appreciation dinner at 4:00 pm on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, at the Newark Valley Fire Station on Route 38. To make reservations to attend the dinner, please call the Newark Valley Historical Society office at 642-9516. For more information please call Marcia Kiechle at 642-8967. Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans Calling veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan for "active duty" in community veterans events of your interest. Volunteer for the Owego VFW Honor Guard for duty at military funerals, Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Day, Memorial Day, Placing Christmas wreaths on veterans graves in Tioga and Bradford County during national Wreaths Across America Day Saturday, December 13 Also, Veterans Recognition Dinners, Flag Details for Memorial Day, Cemetery duty to place new flag holders where needed on veterans graves, or a task of special interest to you or your group. Seeking Flight Nurse Looking for a local Iraq War flight nurse. She flew from Iraq to Germany attending Owego Wounded Warrior Sgt. Justin Donnelly. They reunited at Owego's Memorial Day 2013. Lost is her name, address, phone number and email address. Once located she'll be asked to share stories of the Wounded Warriors she took care of on those long flights.

New Bridge Flags Need Sponsor New American Flags on Owego's Court Street Bridge need sponsors and donors for the 2014 season. Bridge flags honor the service and sacrifice of Tioga County's fallen heroes. How Do You Explain Wreaths Across America? A Christmas wreath on every veterans grave in Tioga and Broome Counties during National Wreaths Across America Day Saturday, December 13. The mission is to Remember, Honor and Teach about the service of deceased veterans. View three videos and you'll understand why Wreaths Across America matters from the perspective of the founder who started donating wreaths over 20 years ago, an American Gold Star Mother who lost her son, and personal stories of those who serve and sacrifice. Visit the web page www.wreaths Experience a personal visit to the hillside of thousands of veterans graves at Bath or Elmira National Cemeteries or Arlington National Cemeteries and see the evergreen wreaths in front of gravestones on a sunny day with fresh white snow on the ground. Wreath laying during the Christmas season is your individual way to pay tribute to those who fought and died for our country. Who to Contact For more information, contact Glenn A. Warner Post 1371 Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Day Chairman Jim Raftis or 6874229.

Tips for Commemorating Veterans Day Here are tips for commemorating Veterans Day. Remember the president has proclaimed November as Military Family Month. The nation honors the commitment and sacrifices made by the families of the nation's service members. • Invite veterans as guests to school classrooms to educate students. • Attend a community event like the 1111-11 service at the Tioga County Veterans Memorial. • Make a private visit to Tioga County Veterans Memorial. Read the honored names. • Ask a veteran to share memories of the fallen heroes. • Visit a hospitalized or homebound or nursing home veteran. Show them you haven't forgotten them.

• Plan a dinner party or gathering and invite a veteran as a guest and give thanks for their service. • Display your American flag. • Read the Constitution, the heart of the United States. • Talk to your Kids. Teach your children about the importance of honoring our veterans. • Spread the Word about Veterans Day by Facebook and Twitter. • Send a care package to a service member overseas and include a handwritten message. • Just Listen. Ask the veteran to break out the old photo albums and share stories of their service. • Say "Thank You" - Thank a veteran in person.




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CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY—HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING From the left are Tioga County Boys and Girls Club Board Member Spencer Hunt, Robert Williams and Stephanie Carrigg of the Mildred Truman Faulkner Foundation, Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Luke Henson, Les Wagner, Steve Schaeffer, Cheryl May, Tioga Downs Human Resources Director Karen Shelp, Boys and Girls Club Board Member Nick Ruiz, Boys and Girls Club Social Programs Director Amanda Williams, and Lock-N-Load Sporting Goods owner Ray Reeves.

The Tioga County Boys and Girls Club recently hosted some very generous donors who have given to the club's Raise the Roof Campaign for capital improvements. Their goal is to raise $265,000 for renovations to the building at 201 Erie Street in Owego that the club has called home since 1949. "With the help of these donors we have been able to raise two-hundred and five thousand dollars so far," Tioga County Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Luke Henson said. Some of the renovations have already been completed, chief among them the entire roof of the facility. "It was getting to the point that the roof was unsafe," Henson said, "the roof was last replaced in the seventies." "I knew this had to stay in the community, and we could not let it fail," Cheryl May said of the Tioga County Boys and Girls Club. She gave a significant donation to the Raise the Roof Campaign with her husband Steve. "It's a safe place for kids to come. That's important for the community, and important to me," May said. Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural made a generous donation for roof repairs. "Mr. Gural cares about people, and is always looking for ways he can help out in the community," Tioga Downs Director of Human Resources Karen Shelp said, "it's an honor to work with a person like that." The Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation also made a $40,000 grant donation specifically for the roof repairs. "It's an honor to be a part of a foundation that gives back to the community," Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation Grant Executive Stephanie Carrigg said. Another foundation that found the Boys and Girls Club matches their

philosophy for giving is the Les Wagner Foundation, which gave $25,000 to the Raise the Roof Campaign. "It's an organization that supports the young, middle-aged, and old; men and women, boys and girls," Les Wagner said, "it's one place you can give money to and the whole community benefits. It's the one place that serves everyone." Steve and Mary Schaeffer Foundation also contributed $25,000 to the Raise the Roof Campaign. With the roof repaired and improvements made to the parking lot, Henson looks forward to renovating the game room, which has only been remodeled once since it was built in 1949. One of the main goals of the planned $125,000 interior renovation is to provide a place to host the Boys and Girls Club's daycare program, which currently operates out of local schools. Henson said that causes problems when there is a snow day or holiday, since the day care program is unable to run. Once they're able to host day care services, Henson looks forward to integrating the club's Summer Program, giving more than 100 kids a safe place to exercise, learn, and play. "That will be a huge added benefit for all the kids," Henson said. The club still has to raise another $60,000 for interior construction to begin. Another donor to the Raise the Roof Campaign was Ray Reeves, owner of the neighboring Lock-NLoad Sporting Goods. "They've been really good to us over the years," Reeves said, "they are our neighbor and they needed help. It's an honor to do anything we can to help them." For more information about the Tioga County Boys and Girls Club, phone (607) 687-0690 or go to

Holiday Craft Fair - December 7 The Annual Holiday Craft Fair sponsored by the Owego-Apalachin Music Booster Club will be held on Saturday, December 7, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Owego Apalachin Middle School. There will be many crafters displaying their wares for your home and holiday

ideas. There will be food and beverages from local eateries available in the cafeteria. The Owego-Apalachin Middle School is on Sheldon Guile Boulevard, behind the Owego Free Academy.


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entered into an early bird drawing on December 31for a chance to win $100. On Columbus Day 2014, the number selected will win one lucky person $1,000. If no one has that number, a name will be drawn from all calendar stubs returned. This is the 21st year for this fundraiser which helps to offset the costs of educating the children of St. Patrick School. The calendars are available by calling the school at 687 -1770 or by contacting a school family.

Tax-Aide Volunteers Needed for 2014 The AARP Tax-Aide program needs volunteers to support the free income tax preparation assistance for the elderly and low-income families. The commitment is from February 3 to April 15, 2014, at locations around Broome County. Volunteers

do both Federal and NYS income taxes. Volunteers with knowledge of both computers and the 1040 tax forms are needed. Classes will begin December 3. For information, or to volunteer, call Joan Tassey at 625-2658.

Veterans Day 11-11-11 Honors All Who Served On Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2013, Owego and Tioga County will Honor All Who Served for their valor, courage and sacrifice at 11:00 am, at Owego's Tioga County Veterans Memorial. Veterans and the public are invited to honor those veterans who helped shape American history and to remember the 173 brave service members from Tioga County who paid the price to defend our nation. The signing of the World War I Armistice took place in a railway coach near the battle zone in France. The bugles sounded cease fire and the hostilities ended, marking a most significant moment in world history. Armistice Day 1918 - the 11th hour of the 11 day of the 11th month. Not forgotten from all wars are our POWs and MIAs. They and their families have suffered greatly through their experiences. Tioga County will honor four MIAs and one POW buried in Korea. Veterans Day is intended to thank

living Veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served, not only those who died, have sacrificed and done their duty. Roll Call will remember veterans from Tioga County who died since Memorial Day 2013. A moment of silence will honor them and veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending freedom. All service families and the general public are encouraged to attend the service Honoring All Who Served. Officials urge veterans to wear with pride their service and valor medals. The oldest living veterans will be acknowledged. Those in attendance should dress warm and bring a folding chair. For more information, contact Glenn A. Warner Post 1371 Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Day Chairman Jim Raftis at or 687-4229.

Tickets Available for Wine/Beer Tasting The OA Foundation for Excellence in Education’s annual Wine and Beer Tasting will be held 6 to 9 pm, January 17, 2014, at the Owego Treadway Inn. Proceeds go back into the community in the form of grants and scholarships. Tickets are available

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The Apalachin Lions Club 5K Run Results

On October 19, the Apalachin Lions Club hosted its 2nd Annual 5K Run at the Apalachin Fireman’s Field Grounds. Once the October fog lifted, 116 runner’s registered to run the 3.1 mile course. People from across the Southern Tier, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and as far away as Colorado participated. The first runner to cross the finish line was Brandon Devonshire, 18, of Warren Center, PA, with a time of 17 minutes and 48 seconds. Just a step behind him was Chris Wescott, 17, of Cortland, with a time of 17 minutes and 51 seconds. The top female finisher was Karli Moyer, 13, of Rome, PA, with a time of 21 minutes and 40 seconds. This year the Lions added a Walkers Division. Gregg Brown and Mary Hawley, both of Apalachin, brought home top honors. Following the 5K, a Kids Fun Run took place with about 15 kids entered. Visit for more information and pictures. The Lions look forward to the 3rd Annual Apalachin Lions 5K on October 18, 2014. Thank You The Lions Club thanks Kevin Vestal of


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Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner - Nov. 9 A Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 9, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at the Owego Elks, 223 Front St., Owego. Proceeds from the dinner will help the many community groups and outreaches the Owego Elks Charity Fund supports.

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