The Tioga County Department of Solid Waste will be collecting unwanted tires and scrap metal in Candor, Tioga, and Barton this weekend. If you live in Candor, you can drop off up to six tires at no charge to the Town Highway Garage from 12 to 4pm today or tomorrow and from 8am-noon Saturday. Town of Tioga households can drop off up to eight tires for free around the corner from the Town Hall from 9am to noon tomorrow and Saturday. Finally, the Town of Barton will collect up to eight tires for free from residents from 9am to 3pm tomorrow and Saturday at the highway department’s gravel pit. Proof of residency is required for each location. The tire and scrap metal cleanup is offered in an attempt to minimize potential areas for mosquitoes to reproduce and to beautify local towns.
A head-on two-car accident with injuries was reported at 1299 Owego Road this morning, between the Tioga County Highway Department and Bostwick Auctions on Route 96 in Catatonk. The road was blocked off and a helicopter was called in to transport someone from the scene with unknown injuries. The road was reopened around 8:45am. We will bring you more details as they are released.
The annual Candor St. Baldrick’s Event will be held on Sunday at the Candor High School. The event raises money to fund childhood cancer research. This year’s event will include an 11-year-old boy from Newark Valley who is dealing with his second round of brain cancer. He has a team of 10 people who will be shaved, and the Newark Valley Middle School has a team of 14 people who will shave their heads to support him. Together, they have raised more than $10,000 this year. The shaving event will run from 1-4pm Sunday at the Candor High School. A 5K will be held at 9:30am starting at the Candor Fire Station. Sign-ups begin at 8:30am. You can donate to the event on the St. Baldrick’s website by searching “Candor, NY.” Organizer Kelly Starkweather was on the WEBO Morning Show today. You can listen to the interview below.
The Candor Chamber of Commerce will hold their seventh-annual Community Showcase tomorrow at the Candor Fire Hall on Route 96B. The free event will run from 11am to 3pm and include door prizes, a petting zoo, and vendors from local businesses and organizations. A Bake Sale and Food Drive will be held to benefit the Candor Food Pantry and food from Ozzie’s BBQ in Endicott will be available for purchase. More information is available on the Candor Chamber of Commerce website at www.candornychamber.org.
Bostwick Auctions and Gallery has been named this month’s Spotlight on Business by the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce. Bostwick Auctions has been in business for 25 years and three generations. It features regular auctions at their gallery and estate locations, an indoor flea market twice a month, November through March, and Kim’s “Auction House Diner,” open Monday through Friday from 7am until 2pm.
Bostwick Auctions is located at 1121 Route 96 in Candor.
Riders are said to be coming from across three states to participate in the ride. In addition, local businesses are all backing the ride and its efforts with donations of money and items.
The 120-mile ride, with four stops along the way, will both start and end at Bostwick Auctions. Stops along the way will include food, Harley Davidson Merchandise Giveaways, and entertainment. All bikes and even cars are welcome to participate in the ride. Cost to ride is $15 for a single rider or $25 per couple. Registration will begin at 9am with kickstands up at 11am.
100 percent of the proceeds go to benefit A New Hope Center’s shelter.
While the July 4th weekend has come to a close, summer festivities are only gaining momentum this week with several local and national events happening in our area.
Summer fun kicks off today as the Tioga County Fair officially gets underway. Gates will open at noon at the County Fair Grounds across from Price Chopper in Owego. Harness racing will take place from 1-5pm. Then horse pulls will begin at 6pm. The Tioga County fair continues through Saturday. More information can be found here.
The Dick’s Sporting Goods Open is set to begin tomorrow with pro-am events at En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott. Florida Georgia Line will perform after the first round of the tournament on Friday. The golf tournament will run through Sunday. More information can be found here.
Also, the Candor Chamber of Commerce and Bostwick Auctions is holding its first annual “Get Your Flea Fix on Route 96,” on Friday from 4pm-8pm, and Saturday from 8am-4pm. The outdoor flea market and community-wide yard sale will stretch a 25 mile portion of Route 96. In addition to dozens of vendors selling antiques, home goods, crafts, and other items along one stretch of road, there will also be plenty of areas to pick-up food and stop for a restroom break along the way. More information can be found here.
On Saturday, Tioga Downs will be holding its 10th Anniversary Celebration. The first 6,000 people in the Downs will receive a free commemorative t-shirt. At midnight, there will be a chance for one lucky winner to take home a 2016 Honda Civic. Then at 1am there will be a drawing to win $1,000. Of course, Tioga Downs’ gaming facilities will be open the entire day, as well as the Downs’ many eateries. More information can be found here.
Then looking ahead to the beginning of next week, on Sunday, July 10th, a benefit is being held for Owego Police Officer Daryl Dibble. The benefit comes after Officer Dibble and his wife, Diane, were riding on their motorcycle when a vehicle carrying hay pulled out in front of them. Diane was thrown from the bike and died as a result of the accident. Officer Dibble was sent to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. The benefit is being held at the Owego Elks Lodge on Main Street in Owego from 1-5pm. More information can be found on the Owego Police Department’s Facebook page.
The Owego Police Department has made another arrest in connection to an accidental narcotics related death. Authorities have charged a 16-year-old male from Candor with a felony count of aiding and abetting after he criminally injected a narcotic drug. The individual who was injected died last summer at a home on East Temple Street in Owego. The Owego Police Department arrested 21-year-old Joseph Allen of Candor earlier this month in connection to the same incident. The 16-year-old male was arraigned and has been sent to the Tioga County jail on $50,000 bail or $100,000 bond.