Ongoing need for foster parents in Southern Tier

Kim's Diner is your home for holiday pies

TC Rural Ministry to hold holiday cookie sale fundraiser

Kitchen Store announces upcoming cooking classes

OA students participating in Hour of Code

Owego-Apalachin Middle School students are taking part in a worldwide initiative this week. Sandy Stiles, the Owego Middle School Librarian, told us about the Hour of Code initiative. 

“Hour of Code was a worldwide initiative started by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg,” she told WEBO. “The reason was because there were so many jobs in the United States going unfilled in IT and specifically in computer programming.”

Owego Middle School science classes will be meeting in the library this week to learn a basic computer programming language with fun, age-appropriate software. Stiles says that she hopes to create a school program where students can continue pursuing interests in programming after this week.

1 killed after car and pedestrian accident in Dryden

One Dryden middle school student is dead and another in high school was injured when the pair was struck by a vehicle yesterday. State Police say the two girls, in sixth and ninth grade, were walking along the 500 block of Sheldon Road just after 5pm when they were struck by a vehicle. The sixth grade student was killed in the incident, while the ninth grader was injured. The Dryden School District released a statement this morning saying they are thinking of the families and have crisis teams in place to support students and staff. The victims have not been identified and State Police are still investigating.

BU student killed on Route 434 in Binghamton

The Binghamton Police Department is continuing its investigation into the death of a Binghamton University student. 20-year-old Stefani Lineva of Queens was found lying in the eastbound lanes of Route 434 in Binghamton just after 2am on Saturday. Police say that Lineva’s injuries suggest that she was struck by a motor vehicle. The incident took place at Route 434’s Pennsylvania Avenue exit in Binghamton. If you have any information, you’re asked to contact the Binghamton Police Detectives at 607-772-7080.

Newark Valley’s holiday celebration next Saturday

Newark Valley’s 11th annual Holiday Magic community celebration is this Saturday from 4-8pm. This year’s event will kick off with a parade to honor the Newark Valley varsity football team which won its first state title this year. Holiday food, music, crafts, and activities will then be available at both the Noble Room of the Newark Valley Post Office, and at the former train depot for the remainder of the evening.

Pearl Harbor remembrance day in Owego

Wednesday is the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and a special remembrance ceremony is being held in Owego. This year’s ceremony has been moved indoors to the Dale Sibley Memorial Dining Room in the basement of the VFW on Main Street in Owego. The keynote speaker this year will be Bill Kennedy, an Owego resident, who is a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attacks. The remembrance ceremony will begin at 12:55pm on Wednesday.

Jim Raftis, an organizer of the event, joined us on today’s WEBO Morning Show to tell us more. The full interview with Raftis can be heard below.

Ongoing need for foster parents in Southern Tier

11259469_595161547289597_7621285751327904630_nThe Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth is a local non-profit that provides a variety of services for area youth, including foster care. According to the organization, there is an overwhelming need for foster parents in Broome and Tioga Counties. If interested in fostering a child, the first step is to research what it takes. If you’re still interested, you can then contact the Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth. A background check, home review, and special education will be required. If interested in fostering a child or for more information, you can call the Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth at 607-772-3123.

Kristina Kiehl is an employee of the Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth. She joined us on today’s WEBO Morning Show to tell us more. The full interview with Kiehl can be heard below.

Tioga Downs Casino now open

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Today is the grand opening of the new casino portion of Tioga Downs. The doors open this afternoon to the 23 new table games including blackjack, roulette, and craps, 461 brand new slot machines, and the 12-table Poker Room. Many of the slot machines also include USB stations so guests can charge their phones while they are playing. Another 300-plus slots will be installed by the end of January. Besides the continuing Winterfest activities, the casino’s opening weekend will include t-shirts for the first 1,500 guests and live music. Britta Erickson is the Vice President of Marketing. “A lot of work has gone into getting to this day,” she told WEBO minutes before the ribbon cutting. “Not just for us, but really for the entire community who has been so supportive. To finally be right here at the finish line feels amazing.” 

The gambling floor will be open daily from 9am to 3am. Photos of the new casino area are available on the WEBO Facebook Page and video of the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Kim’s Diner is your home for holiday pies

15292837_10210883399182101_1098557910_oKim’s Diner inside of Bostwick Auctions in Candor is baking your holiday pies this season! In addition to a variety of pies, Kim’s Diner boasts a full menu of great food items every day. Kim’s Diner also offers catering options. Bostwick Auctions is located at 1121 Owego Road in Candor.

 

We talked with Kim of Kim’s Diner on today’s WEBO Morning Show. The full interview can be heard below.

Official Tioga Downs casino gaming grand opening today

The official grand opening for Tioga Downs casino is today! The grand opening comes after Tioga Downs officially received its state casino gaming license on Wednesday. The doors to the new gaming facility, which now includes 33 table games and new video lottery machines, will open to the public at 3pm. In addition, Tioga Downs’ WinterFest continues for its second weekend today. More information on the Downs’ holiday festivities is available at TiogaDowns.com.