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  2. Growing Ginseng In The Southern Tier

    Dang, I wish I would have known about this sooner ...
  3. East Side Farmers Market

    Eastside Farmers' Market Elmira, New York Local Farmers will be selling their seasonal produce, fresh eggs, meat, local honey, cheeses, maple syrup, jams, jellies, and more. There will be weekly entertainment from local artist and several non-profits will be in attendance throughout the season with informational and educational displays. The market accepts EBT/SNAP, Fresh Connect Checks and FMNP Senior and WIC Coupons. We are continually looking to expand the market with local farm and craft vendors as well as non-profit organizations. If you are interested in being a vendor at the East Side Farmers Market please contact Danielle Howie at 607-734-4453 ext. 216. The event is FREE and is located under the big red and white tent on the west lawn of the Holiday Inn Riverview (760 E Water Street Elmira, NY 14901).
  4. Arnot Health's Farmer’s Market

    Arnot Health's Farmer’s Market Arnot Health's Farmer’s Market will be held every other Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. starting on June 16th and ending on October 6th in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center’s “Greenspace,” the shaded lawn on the west side of the facility grounds. The market will feature a bounty of locally grown produce and freshly prepared lunch options courtesy of the Turtle Leaf Café. Arnot Ogden Medical Center600 Roe AvenueElmira, NY 14905 11 a.m - 2 p.m.
  5. Police in Ithaca are still looking for a suspect who robbed a bank on Meadow Street. Yesterday at about 6:00 pm Ithaca Police Department officers responded to the Tompkins Trust Company bank, 775 South Meadow Street, regarding a bank robbery that had just occurred. Officers arrived on scene and determined that a male subject entered the bank, displayed a handgun while demanding money, and then fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. The Ithaca Police Department is asking for anyone with any information that would aid this investigation to contact the Ithaca Police Department.
  6. Yesterday
  7. Meet the Candidate - Tony Pucci

    Meet Tony Pucci, candidate for the Chemung County Legislature in the First District. Website: pucciforlegislature.com
  8. Meet the Candidate - Tony Pucci

    Meet Tony Pucci, candidate for Chemung County Legislature in the First District. Website: pucciforlegislature.com
  9. Meet the Candidate - Tony Pucci

    Meet Tony Pucci, candidate for Chemung County Legislature in the First District. Website: pucciforlegislature.com
  10. Meh ... not even interesting news anymore ! Same old “ din’t See’s nuttin “ .
  11. On Wednesday at around 4:52 pm, the Elmira Police Department responded to the area of Brick Pond on Sullivan Street for several reports of a disturbance involving a large group of people and numerous gun shots. Upon arrival, officers observed several people fleeing from the area in different directions. Officers observed one adult Elmira male to throw an unknown item into Brick Pond as officers were approaching him. The male also appeared to have an injury which did not appear to be from a gunshot according to police. The male advised that he had been “cut” but would not cooperate any further. New York State Parole was requested to the scene as this male is currently on NYS Parole. Police say no further details will be provided about the injury or the identity of the male at this time. The New York State Police Dive Team was requested to the scene in order to search the pond in an attempt to identify/locate the item(s) discarded in the pond. No other injuries have been reported to the police at this time and the matter is still under investigation. Police ask that anyone with information about the incident is requested to call the Elmira Police Department at (607) 737-5626 or leave a message on the anonymous tip line at (607) 271-HALT.
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  13. Would You If You Could?

    If someone told you that you could go back in time to a day of your choice and change it, would you? I asked one of my sisters that question and she immediately answered "No, I have no regrets". "I'm not talking about regrets" I said, "Is there any one day or incident that you would change if you could"? Her answer remained a firm "no". For me one moment in particular came to mind, a snowy day in January, 1978. "I would have left the laundry soap in the car" I told her. "Regret is a waste of time" she said. I didn't see it that way at the time but Sis was right, I was talking about regret. January, 1978, was a very snowy month and another storm had hit the area two or three days prior to that day so there was still a foot plus of snow on the ground. I was unloading the car after shopping for our second son's first birthday celebration. Maintainence for the apartment complex where we living had still not cleared the sidewalks so I was being careful. All bags were in the house except for the laundry soap. "Leave it" my husband said, "I'll bring it up later". I should have listened. While carrying that single bottle back to the apartment I slipped and fell. I don't know what happened because I didn't feel anything. There was enough snow to cushion my fall and all I was aware of was the loud pop I heard echo through the apartment buildings. Evidently, that was the sound of breaking bones. When I tried to get up I found I couldn't move. I tried a couple of times but I just couldn't move and I didn't know why. Luckily someone saw me fall and my struggle to move and the next thing I know Hubby's kneeling by me telling me not to move. My ankle was shattered and the two bones above the ankle were broke. I can still see the faces of my two little boys watching from the bedroom window as I was loaded into the ambulance. Their tears broke my heart. In the operating room they told me my toes were where my heel should have been. I was in a cast up to my hip from January until July and then a cast from the knee down until September. That was nothing compared to the fact that I missed my son's first birthday. To add further insult to injury, two weeks prior to the accident I had interviewed for a position as a nurse at the Elmira Psych Center. The call that the position was mine came while I was in the hospital so I had to decline the offer. Thinking about the four surgeries, bone grafts, many, many casts and knowing I have not had a pain free day in 40 years because of that accident I was positive. "Yep, the laundry soap would have stayed in the car that day", that's the moment I would have changed. But then I started thinking about how my life and that of my family's might have been different if I changed that moment all those years ago. Working at the Psych Center meant I wouldn't have taken the various jobs through the years working with several different lawyers, which in turn eventually led me to my last position as a Court Clerk. I would have met and worked with different people. I wouldn't have met my youngest son's wife who also worked at the same municipality. If I hadn't met her my son wouldn't have either and we wouldn't have the two wonderful grandchildren they gave us including our only granddaughter. So many little things that would have changed that I couldn't even realize or the effects those changes would cause. If I had been able to accept that position at the Psych Center I believe that eventually the home we bought would have been a different home. Our boys would have grown up in a different neighborhood, met different friends, probably worked at different jobs. It's also possible my other sons may not have met the wonderful women they would eventually marry. So many things probably would have changed, some minor but some could have been major and definitely life altering, possibly not at all positive. Changes that could have been much worse than a few broken bones. The difficulties we have dealt with through the years resulting from that snowy January day have made us the family we are now. My sons grew up seeing their father cooking, cleaning, doing dishes and laundry every time I was recovering from another surgery or was in a cast. He has always been and continues to be my helpmate. To this day he's always concerned about me falling. I'd like to believe that in some small way my sons are the caring, loving, hands on husbands and fathers they are because of the example set by their Dad through the years. I will admit to having many "why me" moments through the years and will probably have more of them in the years to come. I try to keep to myself during those moments because I will admit to sometimes being a bit irritable. Hubby always knows when I'm having a bad day. On the plus side I always know when it's going to rain or snow and that can come in handy. I have often joked that in a past life I was a very mean, unpleasant diva ballet dancer who is paying for her actions in this lifetime. Was that day just a random accident or did things happen exactly the way they were supposed to happen? A long time ago someone once told me that everything happens for a reason and I've come to believe that is true. I was wrong when I told my sister I wasn't talking about regrets because that's exactly what I was feeling. Regret for a choice I made on that long ago day and the consequences of that decision. I will admit Sis had more wisdon than I did at that time. Regrets are a waste of time and I now try not to let that emotion into my life. Despite the daily aching joints and difficulty walking most days, I wouldn't change that day or any other. All those days, moments and choices through the years have led me to where and who I am right this moment. It may not be a perfect life but it has been and continues to be a good life shared with those I love most. If offered the opportunity to go back in time and change any one day or moment of my choice my answer would also be a firm "no thank you". Have you ever had one of those moments? What would you do? All rights reserved.
  14. Reed Announces Affordable Housing Grants For Elmira

    Just as convenient as the announcements (complete with photo ops and handshakes) of the sales of the buildings on Lake St and Baldwin.
  15. I couldn't get your link to work. http://www.christophercallas.com
  16. Reed Announces Affordable Housing Grants For Elmira

    Conveniently timed?
  17. He's been campaigning all Summer from what I can tell. I thought he was a Democrat and didn't have a primary opponent. But then I also thought he'd already alsonnounced his candidacy before last night as well, so...
  18. Southport Man Arrested On Criminal Nuisance Charges

    Wait ... he’s out hunting a dog on the streets of Southport ? The dog was chasing chickens in Southport ?! He gets himself charged for Criminal Nuisance for protecting his neighbors chickens ...” hello , Animal Control , I would like to report “ ... ! Yeah , that would have been the way to go !
  19. Am I guessing correctly that he's looking for write-in votes? I'm not clear on how this works. I don't see where it says what line he's running on...and after the primary seems a little late to get on any party ticket.
  20. Pretty cool idea. Sadly, it will probably be the only place some of those kids will get taught nutrition by example.
  21. Southport Man Arrested On Criminal Nuisance Charges

    I understand the need to protect the livestock, but dude...
  22. Earlier today, the Chemung County Sheriff's Office arrested 65 year old Walter G. Connor Jr, of Elmira and charged him with Criminal Nuisance in the Second Degree. Police say this morning at approximately 7:45 A.M., deputies were dispatched to Holdridge Street, in the Town of Southport, for a report of an irate male subject with a long rifle. Deputies arrived to find Connor, with a loaded rifle, and were informed by witnesses that he had threatened to shoot a stray dog that was attacking a neighbor’s chickens. Concerned neighbors had contacted 911 after observing him with the rifle, noting there were numerous children in the area walking to school. Furthermore, as Deputies were arriving at the scene, a school bus was observed picking up children less than a block away from where Connor was located. School officials from the Elmira City School District were contacted by the Sheriff’s Office and kept appraised of the incident. No delays or lockdowns were placed into effect. Connor received an appearance ticket to appear to in Southport Town Court at a later date. The investigation is continuing at this time.
  23. With funds from the USDA, the Elmira City School District is now offering free fresh fruits and vegetables as a snack to elementary students in six buildings throughout the District. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, teachers serve the fruit or vegetable in their classroom and enjoy the snack with students, acting as role models for healthy eating. “Kids eat more fruits and vegetables, when more fruits and vegetables are offered! Fruits and vegetables are the foods that provide the healthy fuel our minds need to learn and grow. And that’s why we are excited to have recently introduced a Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program for enrolled students in six of our elementary buildings,” says Kari Crouse, Supervisor of Food Services for the GST Boces. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) began on September 11 in Elmira and is an USDA federally assisted program providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to elementary children twice a week during the school day. The goals of the FFVP are to introduce children to fresh fruits and vegetables including new and different varieties, encourage healthy snacking, and to increase overall acceptance and consumption of fresh, unprocessed produce among children.
  24. Horseheads School District went on "lockout" mode this morning after police say a man robbed a nearby Rite Aid store. According to Horseheads Police Chief Thomas Stickler, at approximately 10 a.m. a man entered the Rite Aid Store located at 2144 Grand Central Ave in Horseheads. He is described as a black male, tall – 6’3”, thin build, facial hair, wearing a blue hoodie, blue jeans, blue baseball cap with an American flag on the front, white t shirt and black sneakers. Police say after a few minutes in the store, the subject jumped over the pharmacy counter, grabbed a small amount of a liquid controlled substance and fled out the front door on foot, last seen running westbound on Grand Central Avenue. No one was injured or threatened and no weapon was displayed, Stickler says. The Horseheads High School and Center Street Elementary school were briefly placed on “Lockout” as a precautionary measure due to the proximity of the event. "Lockout" means the inside of the school is safe, but no one is allowed to enter or leave the school. The lockout was lifted shortly before noon. The Horseheads Police Department was assisted at the scene by Elmira Heights Police, New York State Police and the Chemung County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with any information is requested to contact the Horseheads Police Department at 607.739.5669.
  25. Not much of a platform. I'm told that even if Cicci stays in the lead after the official count, Woodard will be on the Conservative line, setting up a possible 3 way run in the 8th.
  26. State Of Emergency Declared In Tioga County

    My former employer had a rule on just this thing . State of Emergency , no unnecessary travel not a excuse for calling in ... The County had to be Shut down or you were penalized with unauthorized absence. You could be butt deep in snow or water , make your way halfway to work , get turned around by Law Enforcement but if your County wasn’t shut down you were in for trouble . Might be why not all schools were closed ?
  27. State Of Emergency Declared In Tioga County

    I just saw a friend post this, yet only 2 schools closed
  28. Tioga County ( NY ) Legislative Deputy Chair Dale Weston has declared a STATE OF EMERGENCY effective at 6:00 AM September 18, 2018 for Tioga County due to flash flooding. Tioga County Director of Emergency Services Michael Simmons and Tioga County Sheriff Gary W. Howard advise NO unnecessary travel throughout the County due to water over the roadways. Some State, County and local roads are closed at this time due to water and debris in the roadways. County roads are restricted to emergency vehicles only per State of Emergency Order.
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