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.
The first annual “New Hope for Tomorrow Benefit Ride” is being held on Saturday. The ride is being held to benefit A New Hope Center’s shelter for those seeking safety from domestic violence.
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.
The Owego Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a drug related death. 21-year-old Joseph Allen of Candor has been charged with Aiding and Abetting after police say he assisted an adult male with the injection of an illegal narcotic. That person later died as a result of the incident. Allen is being held in the Tioga County Jail on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond. Another person is expected to be charged shortly. The incident occurred in a home on East Temple Street in Owego last Summer. The arrest comes now, following the results of a pending toxicology exam. OPD was assisted by the New York State Police Major Crimes Unit.
The Candor Historical Society has launched a Facebook page. The page was launched on Monday in a continued effort to preserve and share the history of Candor. Already, the Candor Historical Society has posted links to past news articles, historic items for sale online, obituaries of former residents, and upcoming events. To access the page, sign into facebook and search for “Candor Historical Society”.
A couple from the Town of Candor has lost their life savings and one local contractor is behind bars following a recent scam. Gregory and Carrie Maier of Candor hired local construction company Freelance Construction and Concrete to build their dream home. The couple was asked to place $22,000 down before construction could begin. But even after the exchange of money, construction did not begin. The couple met with a representative of the company, Timothy Rympkema, to file paper work to amend their contract, and also to ask where their money went. The couple was not given any information on where their money had gone to, and was informed by New York State Police that this is a criminal matter. Rympkema is currently being held at the Tioga County Jail without bail.
A home in Candor is believed to be a total loss after a fire yesterday afternoon. The home at the corner of State Route 96 and Kelsey Road in Candor was seen with smoke billowing from it by neighbors, who then called 911. No one was home at the time of the fire, however, two dogs were rescued by fire fighters. The cause of the fire is under investigation.