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February 2014

The Apalachin Lions Club 27th Annual Scholarship program will award $3,000 in scholarships to deserving students from the class of 2014 who live in the 13732, and 13760, 18830 zip codes. This covers Apalachin, CAMPVILLE east to the Broome County line, and Little Meadows, PA. The scholarships are awarded to students who have made outstanding contributions in service to their community and school. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to students who attend Owego Free Academy and Vestal High School. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who attends either of the following schools: Broome Tioga BOCES, Montrose Junior-Senior High, Seton Catholic Central High School, Ross Corners Christian Academy, and Home Schooling (LEAH). The distribution of scholarships is based on the relative numbers of students from Apalachin, Campville and Little Meadows attending each of the schools. Information and applications may be obtained at the schools Guidance Office, or Vestal LEAH.

Conklin Presbyterian Church, 1175 Conklin Road is having a Spaghetti Dinner today from 4:30 7 p.m. Adults: $7.50. 12 and under: $5.50. Spaghetti, meatballs and sauce, tossed salad and dressing, italian bread and butter, assorted drinks and desserts. Garlic and butter sauce available. Take-out dinners available. This dinner will assist the church building mortgage fund.

The Endwell Fire Auxiliary at 3508 Country Club Road is having a Family Garage Sale today from 9 a.m. to noon.

Winter Souper Bowl Fest is today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring Johnny Only. This is a family event. Children are asked to dress for the weather for optional outdoor activities. Children will also enjoy crafts and games inside. Soup, bread, hot cocoa and donuts will be served. Open to the community.

Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum is today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Unique family-friendly event features horse-drawn sleigh rides, children’s activities, hot soup buffet, and hands-on ice harvesting. Visitors can also shop local. Some activities weather dependent. Up-to-date information is available at Children 12 and under: FREE! Adult admission is $8.50; seniors, $6.50. AAA and other discounts available. Museum members receive free admission. Those living in zip codes (13757, 13739, 13786, 13750, and 13806) neighboring Hanford Mills also receive free admission. Hanford Mills Museum is located at 51 County Highway 12 in East Meredith, at the intersection of Delaware County Routes 10 & 12, just 10 miles from Oneonta.

Round Hill Masonic Center at 403 East Main St. in Endicott is having an all you can eat Roast Beef dinner today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Adults: $9. Under 12: $3.50. Under 5: FREE! Take-out available.


Register now for Ice Skating Lesson Program at the SUNY Broome Community College Ice Center. Basic Skills for Figure and Recreational skating. Two series of lessons available through March: Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., Feb 15th - Mar 22nd or Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m., Feb 18th - Mar 25th. Skaters in these final series may be in the Spring Exhibition, Mar 23rd, 4 -6 p.m. For more information: or email:



Zion Episcopal Church, 50 Chapel St. in Windsor is having their annual Lasagna Dinner today from 4-7 p.m. featuring lasagna Meat-Lover's or Vegetable, tossed salad, Italian bread, pizzelles & ice cream and a beverage! Only $8 for a sit down dinner with Take out's available. Rain or Shine! Also, Valentine's Bake sale with sweets packaged to eat or to freeze until Valentine's Day!

The Church of the Holy Family at 3600 Phyllis St. in Endwell is having a Winter Clothing Sale today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. $3 bag sale from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Clothing donated by Fabulous Finds.

The Endicott Elks Friday Nite dinner will feature Liver & Onions along with the standard menu tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. The public is welcome.
Don Miller & Al Green will also play from 8 to 11 p.m.

Broome-Tioga NAACP-The Civil Rights Movement is having an African American history celebration at the Binghamton public library, 185 Court Street, 2nd floor today from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Speaker Randall Edouard. Refreshments. You can also review exhibits during library hours from Feb 1-28th.

The Endless Mountains Model Railroad Club will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at the club building, 7837 Route 29 in Dimock, PA. (A work bee will start at 4:00 p.m.) Visitors and new members are always welcome. For more information: 570-278-3992.

Maine Masonic Lodge on Rt. 26 is having a Roast Beef dinner with all the trimmings today from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Adults: $10. Ages 6-12: $5. Under6: FREE! All take-outs adult size only $10.

Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 731 Hooper Road in Endwell is having Chili and Music today beginning at 3 p.m. with music by Watson Abbey followed by a free Chili Supper. The program will include rousing reels and jigs, lovely airs, and familiar songs. A power point program designed by Roger Williams will provide background pictures and information about the music during the concert. All are welcome to attend. Donations will be gladly accepted to benefit Heifer International. For additional information: 785-1903.

The Sidney Gun Show is today from 9 to 3 p.m. at the Elk's Club, 104 River St. $15 each table. Admission is $2. Table reservations accepted on a cash in advance basis only. All federal and NYAS Firearm laws will be observed.

Super $7 Sundays at the Endicott Elks featuring $7 Wings, Pizza, & Pitchers. The public is more than welcome to come and enjoy the Pro Bowl today from 2 to 7 p.m.

Shriner's Breakfast Committee is having a Fireside Breakfast Buffet today from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 625 Dickson St. in Endicott. Cost $5.50. Children 7 and under: FREE!



All caregivers are invited to attend an informative presentation today at 10 a.m. at the Broome County Public Library. Karen McMullen of Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP; Jonathan Macko of Morgan and Stanley; and Kirk Blackman of Mondorf & Fenwick, PLLC will present, 'Financial and Legal Planning for You and Your Family' Topics of discussion will include estate planning, investing, long-term care considerations and the basics of estate and income tax. Pre-registration is suggested; please call Caregiver Services at 778-2411 to register.

Bring your friends and enjoy a night of fun and fantasy as Sugarcoat Couture and the Binghamton Philharmonic present A Mad, Mad Fashion Event, tonight from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cidermill Playhouse in Endicott. There will be an Alice in Wonderland themed fashion show. Come travel through the looking glass and mingle with the Mad Hatter, Alice and many other characters, get a first glimpse at one-of-kind designed costumes and evening wear all the while enjoying tea, wine and sweet treats! General admission is $10. Tickets are available at the door or by calling the Binghamton Philharmonic Box Office at 607.723.3931.

Endwell United Methodist Church, 3301 Watson Blvd. is having Doug's Fish Fry & Bake Sale today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information: 607-754-5735. To benefit Mission Trips to Haiti.

The Vestal High School is sponsoring a Big Band dance tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Blue Velvet will be providing the live music playing hits from the big band era. The event is free and open to any senior citizen. Advance reservations are required and can be obtained by calling 757-2281.

Roberson Museum and Science Center will host its annual Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner tonight at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available now for Everyone Said I Love You presented by the talented and entertaining vaudeville-style performance group Peaches and Crime. Tickets are $40 for Roberson Members and $45 for General Public. Ticket price includes pre-show light refreshments on the first floor of the Roberson Mansion at 6:30. Guests will then enjoy a dinner buffet prepared and served in the Mansion Ballroom by the Broome-Tioga BOCES Culinary Arts Program and the show Everyone Said I Love You performed by Peaches and Crime. Reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Roberson, online at or by calling (607) 772-0660.

The Endicott Elks Friday Nite dinner will feature Chicken & Biscuits along with its regular menu tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. In addition, local favorites: Butch & Bobby Neira will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Come enjoy an evening of songs on Valentine's day. Public welcome.

There is a Soup & Salad Supper at The First United Methodist Church, Main St. in Newark Valley from 4:30-6 p.m. Takeout is available. Free will donation.

Maine American Legion Post 1390 on Route 26 is having an All You Can Eat Chicken & Biscuit dinner today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adults: $8. Children 6-12: $4. 5 and under: FREE!

Whitney Point United Methodist Church on Collins St. is having a Lasagna Dinner today from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Lasagna, Italian breas, tosses salad, dessert and beverage. Adults: $8. Under 12: $4.50 3 and under: FREE!

Our Saviour Lutheran Church at 731 Hooper Road in Endwell is having Samson's Coffee House tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Solo singer and song writer Hailey Wiggins followed by the Christian band An Audience of One. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The Binghamton Philharmonic presents 'Dancing and Romancing' tonight at 8 p.m. at The Forum Theatre, in Binghamton. Conducted by the talented Jose Luis Novo, this concert will be the perfect complement to a well-deserved evening out. Single tickets start as low as $15. Student tickets are available for $10. FREE tickets to all music students. All tickets for the Binghamton Philharmonic 2013-2014 season can be purchased by calling (607) 723-3931 or visit the Philharmonic office located at 168 Water Street; Fourth Floor. Purchase tickets online at

Give a Pint at the Post! There will be a Blood Drive today from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Oxford American Legion Post 376. Walk-ins are always welcome but if someone is interested in making an appointment they can reach Lorrin at; or go online to or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Lorrin and the Red Cross thank all donors who provide this essential health care resource. Individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Please be sure to bring your donor card or valid ID when you come in to donate. he Fort Hill American Legion Post 376 is located at 17 South Washington Avenue. For inquiries call (607) 843-8166.

Super $7 Sundays at the Endicott Elks from 2 to 7 p.m today. Enjoy $7 wings, pizzas, and pitchers and watch the Daytona 500. Public welcome.

There will be a Community Breakfast fundraiser for Lisa Lounsbury and her family at the American Legion Home, today from 7:30 -11 a.m. sponsored by the American Legion. The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) will also have a bake sale and a 50-50 raffle for the Lounsburys. Menu includes: pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, home fries, French toast, OJ/tomato juice, and coffee/tea/cocoa/milk. The ' special' for this third Sunday of the month is sausage gravy and biscuits.
Adults (13-61 yrs.): $7; Senior Citizens, $6; Children 7-12 yrs., $5; Under 6 FREE! ($7.50 Take Outs.) Don’t miss this time of fellowship to show your love and support. That is what small home town spirit is all about! There is a special Facebook page for Lisa for those who would like to offer her prayers or words of support online - The Oxford American Legion, Post #376, is located at 17 South Washington Avenue; phone (607) 843-8166. For inquiries, contact Jeanie Petersen by email: or call: (607) 843-2121. Visit the ALA Unit #376 website .

The Owego Elks Lodge #1039, 223 Front St. in downtown Owego is having a President's Day Weekend Antiques/Collectibles Market today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Binghamton After 5 Dinner is tongiht at the Relief Pitcher Banquet Facility
from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Speaker: Rosie Domes Music: Doug Domes
Special Feature: Betsy Musser (Traditions on the Glen). Topic: Salt Sanctuary. Dinner Price: $13 (all inclusive). For reservations:  669-4211 or 770-4211.

The City of Binghamton will hold a public hearing regarding 'A Local Law establishing a Public Art Commission' tonight at 6:30 p.m. during the regularly scheduled City Council Business Meeting. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers, located at 38 Hawley Street in Binghamton.  For more information, please contact the City Clerk by telephone at (607) 772-7005, or by email at


Ross Memorial Presbyterian Church at the corner of Morris St. and Mitchell Ave. is having a Paddle Party-Quarter Auction today a 7 p.m. Preview at 6:15 p.m. Refreshments for sale. $5 donation at the door. Bring 2-3 rolls of quarters and use these to bid on items. There will be 60+ items and FREE raffles. Reserve your seat.

The Endicott Elks Friday Nite dinner will feature Rigatoni & Meatballs along with the regular menu tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public are welcome.

The Binghamton Community Orchestra is having a 'Mardi Gras' concert tonight at 7 p.m. at Binghamton East Middle School, 167 E. Frederick St. Adults: $10. Seniors/students: $7. Children 12 and under: FREE! Tickets are available at the door.

The Czechoslovak Moravian Club and the Binghamton German-American Club are joining together to celebrate Fašank (Mardi Gras "Old Country" style) today at the German-American Club at 218 Loughlin Rd in Binghamton. Doors open at 4 p.m. Viewers can dance to the sounds of George Tarasek's Polka Partners Orchestra from 5 until 8 p.m. Enjoy the performance of the Czechoslovak Moravian Club's folk dancers! Ethnic foods such as pierogi, halupki, and kielbasi and baked goods will be available for purchase. Tickets are only $8 at the door. Join the fun!

Annual Winter Star Party at Kopernik Observatory is tonight at 6:30 p.m. Family friendly activities, liquid nitrogen demonstrations, telescope viewing of winter skies and the Orion Nebula. Silent Auction featuring: The Spa at Traditions & Hidy Ochiai. Enjoy birthday cake and celebrate Nicolaus Kopernik’s birthday
Informative talk on Comets – the odd snow balls of the sky. Adult admission: $5. students/seniors: $3. KOSC members: FREE! For more information: 748-3685 x315 or for detailed schedule.

Immanuel Presbyterian Church at 549 Chenango St. is having a Luncheon today from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Homemade soup , bread & pie. $6 donation.

The Endicott Elks Benefit Bash Fundraiser featuring the Hi-Way Fruit Market Band will be tonight from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Music, Dancing, Pizza, Raffles and a good time so come and bring a friend! Admission only $5.

First Baptist Church of Endicott, 14076 Monroe St. is having FREE Family Movie Night tonight at 5 p.m. Feature film: 'The Last Brickmaker in America' featuring Sidney Poitier. The event is free and open to the public. Handicap accessible. For more information: (607) 785-6052.

Roberson Museum and Science Center will host Greater Binghamton’s largest model train and doll fair today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event offers a great opportunity to meet and interact with dozens of local train and doll hobbyists while discovering new ideas to enhance personal collections. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. Roberson Members and children under 5 are free. Concessions will be available throughout the day. For more information please visit or call 607-772-0660.

Super $7 Sundays at the Endicott Elks featuring $7 Pizza, Wings & Pitchers from 2 to 7 p.m. today. Come watch the Daytona 500 on our new TV wall. The public is welcome.


ACCORD, A Center for Dispute Resolution, Inc. will host a FREE divorce information presentation with experienced divorce attorney Harvey Shapiro tonight at 6 p.m. at 30 W State St. in Binghamton. ACCORD staff will explain how divorce mediation helps couples make decisions in a cooperative way; Attorney Shapiro will discuss the process of divorce and answer questions. To register for this free session or to start the divorce mediation process, call ACCORD at 724-5153.

Union-Endicott Dollars for Scholars will be holding a Wendy's Fundraiser on tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Washington Ave. location in Endicott Drive thru and counter sales. For more information:

All Saints Church, 42 Harry L. Drive in Johnson City is having a Pierogi Sale every Thursday starting today through April 17th from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $6 per dozen (frozen). For more information: 797-3026.

Southern Tier Parents Against Common Core is holding a free 'Conquer the Common Core' event tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Vestal Public Library. For more information visit: or on Facebook: Southern Tier Parents Against Common Core.

The Retired Professional Firefighters Cancer Fund is sponsoring a Pre Parade Party tonight from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Arena. Admission is $25 per person and includes: domestic draft and lite fare. Cash bar and Guiness station. Lots of entertainment! To buy tickets in advance, send name address and check to: The Retired Professional Firefighters Cancer Fund, 4 Loretta Drive Binghamton, NY 13905. Tickets will be mailed. All proceeds to benefit Cancer Research.
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