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Community Press January 2016

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  • APALACHIN OWEGO NICHOLS TIOGA CENTER NEWARK VALLEY

    YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER www.TiogaWeb.com Volume 31 JANUARY 2016 Number 1

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    Save Your Precious Memories

    HAVE YOUR 8mm Movies &

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    The Town of Owego 2015 in Review

    by Donald Castellucci, Jr. Town of Owego Supervisor

    Thanks from the Apalachin Lions Club

    The Apalachin Lions Club thanks White Tails in Little Meadows, PA, for their help with the Lions' 2015 Christmas Basket Program, and for donating toys and food. Pictured, left to right: Apalachin Lion President Jake Brown, Erik Nichols and Brandy Brown.

    Little Meadows Fire Co., Rescue Squad Moves to New Station

    The Little Meadows Fire Company and Rescue Squad recently moved into their new station. They received their Certificate of Occupancy and all of the apparatus was moved from the old sta-tion (above) to the new station (below) on December 28, 2015.

    A grand opening and open house will be held in the spring. Volunteers are always needed for the Fire Company and Rescue Squad. If you are interested, stop by on Monday eve-nings or talk to any fire or squad mem-ber.

    As the clich goes, Its hard to be-lieve another year has passed! I am humbled to be starting my 21st year par-ticipating in town government. Like with any position there are successes and challenges. With the help of conscien-tious colleagues and dedicated employ-ees the Town continues to move in a

    positive direction delivering the services required along with the fiscally required costs associated with them. As we move into 2016 we are still dealing with remnants of the 2011 flood. Thankfully most of the projects are in the rearview mirror! (CONTINUED ON PAGE 10)

  • JANUARY 2016 TIOGA COUNTY COMMUNITY PRESS PAGE 2

    Tioga County's

    COMMUNITY

    PRESS Volume 31 Number 1

    January 2016 2016 Published by

    Brown Enterprise And Marketing 7830 State Route 434

    Apalachin, New York 13732 Phone (607) 72-PRESS or

    (607) 625-2222 E-mail: press@tiogaweb.com

    www.TiogaWeb.com Publisher/Editor ---------- Fred J. Brown Jr.

    Published monthly RECEIVED BY MORE PEOPLE IN

    TIOGA COUNTY THAN ANY OTHER NEWSPAPER The Community Press, nor its advertisers are not responsible for typographical errors in articles or

    ads. Submitted articles are not guaranteed placement

    but are printed on a space available basis. THIS PAPER IS FREE. IT IS PAID FOR BY THE

    ADVERTISERS PLEASE SUPPORT THEM

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    Daily & Weekly Rentals Direct Billing to Insurance Co.

    5780 Route 434,Apalachin, NY 13732 Rental 625-9904 Towing 625-5653 AAA members call us directly

    Happy New Year 2016

    Peanut and Emma

    TOWING & ACCIDENT RECOVERY AUTO RENTAL

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    AUTO REPAIR AUTO CLEANING and DETAILING

    AUTO SALES Serving The Southern Tier Since 1989 Local Student Receives Scholarship

    Caleb Goodrich of Owego was one of five Morrisville State College students awarded Caterpillar/Milton CAT Schol-arships by the Morrisville College Foun-dation.

    The $2,500 scholarships, awarded to students in the diesel technology/agricultural engineering programs, are based on academic achievement and financial need. Caleb is a freshman studying diesel equipment technology. The other recipients are Mike Gough, a diesel equipment technology freshman from Munnsville; Jesse Buell, a diesel equipment technology freshman from Eaton; Cord DePalma, a diesel equipment technology senior from Or-ange, Conn; and Jordan Shurtleff, a die-sel equipment technology senior from Strafford, N.H.

    Groundbreaking for Owego Gardens

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held on December 10, 2015, for Owego Gardens, an apartment community on Southside Drive/Route 434 in Owego. Owego Gardens will offer 62 one- and two-bedroom apartments for adults 55-years-old and older. The building will include laundry facilities, fitness center, gardens, a community room, and

    views overlooking the Susquehana River and surrounding hills. Apartments will be pet-friendly and utilities will be in-cluded in the rent. The apartments are being built by Home Leasing. Their communities in-clude Muldoon Gardens in Waverly. www.homeleasing.net

    SOUP and CHILI NIGHTS every Tuesday 5-7pm

    Meal includes Soup and "or" Chili rolls, crackers, drinks and dessert. Good will donation. A lot of hometown visiting with your neighbors, friends and family at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 17 Main Street, Candor.

  • JANUARY 2016 TIOGA COUNTY COMMUNITY PRESS PAGE 3

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    From our family to yours: Best wishes for a Healthy and Prosperous New Year

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    Development & Planning Dept. Welcomes New Member

    Tioga County Economic Develop-ment and Planning welcomes new staff member Brittany Woodburn, who joined the team on December 28, 2015, as an Economic Development Specialist. Brittany received her Bachelors De-gree in Business Administration in May 2012 from Belmont University in Nash-ville, Tennessee. She has three years of experience in loan operations, and a working knowledge of the banking in-dustry. Brittany was born and raised in New-ark Valley. She lives in Owego with her husband, Tommy, and son, Dillon.

    Food Bank Receives $10,000 from Millennium Pipeline

    The Food Bank of the Southern Tier recently received $10,000 from Millen-nium Pipeline Company, L.L.C. The funds will be used to support the Food Banks hunger relief programs, including the BackPack Program and Mobile Food Pantry. Millennium is proud to support the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and play a role in helping feed families through-out the region, said Joseph Shields, President of Millennium. As a New York-based company, we believe very strongly in being an active, engaged

    partner in the communities we serve. There is no greater cause, especially at this time of year, than providing food for those in need. We commend the Food Bank for the excellent work they do to make a difference in peoples lives to-day, and everyday. The company has given generously to the Food Bank for many years, with this years donation being the largest yet. Their combined gifts have enabled the Food Bank to provide nearly 50,000 meals to Southern Tier residents in need.

    Tax Exemptions Seminars

    Tioga Opportunities will host Proper-ty Tax Exemptions seminars (Owego & Waverly) this month. Andrea Klett, Owego Tax Assessor, will offer two presentations on common property tax exemptions that Tioga County residents may be eligible for. Join the Department of Aging on Janu-ary 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the

    Countryside Community Center, 9 Shel-don Guile Boulevard in Owego, or on January 22 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at the Waverly Free Library, 18 Elizabeth Street in Waverly. The presentations are free to the pub-lic, but registration is required. Call 687-4120, ext. 331, to RSVP.

    Thanks from Apalachin Lions

    A long standing tradition in Apala-chin has been the Apalachin Lions Christmas Program. This year, 44 families received toys, certificates for food, and gift certificates for children age 15 and younger. Although this program is spearhead-ed by the Lions, it is a total effort by many people and organizations in Apalachin, Campville East to the Broome County line and Little Mead-ows, PA. All the food and toys come from community efforts and the Lions club furnishes approximately $4,300 in gift certificates. The Apalachin Lions Club wishes to thank the following for donations or

    assistance with this effort: Apalachin Pharmacy, Apalachin Elementary School, Apalachin Library and Girl Scout Troup 40514 and United Method-ist Women of Apalachin United Meth-odist church Frontier Telephone Co., O-A Family Reading Partnership, St. Mar-garet Marys Church, Target, Tioga Hills Elementary School, Sweeneys Mark