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First, only a bit at a time, then suddenly, fall was here. For me, there is a sense of relaxation that goes with fall days. All the months of hard work in the scorching summer heat is past, and we’ve got flickering candles, cappuccino, and snow flurries ahead. Also, some spiced apple cider!

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How can so many things go through your mind at once? Today is Jesse’s third birthday, which means all the usual birthday festivities with cards, gifts, a special supper, and the likes. This morning his bright smiles hardly fit on his shining face as we sang, “Happy Birthday” for him. I am so…

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The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes (OSFL) will present a Facebook L ive “ concert” with OSFL principal horn, Tyler Ogilvie, on Saturday, October 17 at 4 p.m.. The concert is free. Donations are appreciated to help the Orchestra and musicians through this prolonged time off-stage.

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BRADFORD COUNTY — The Area Agency on Aging for the Counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga Counties will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. Due to the safety concerns presented by the COVID — 19 pandemic, the public hearing will be accessible via zoom or b…

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Joshua is no longer a newborn, but still a little hero by all. At three months old, he loves to be a part of the action, and splashes smiles on whoever takes a minute to talk to him. His big blue eyes and beautiful cover of medium to dark wavy hair remind me a lot of Julia when she was a bab…

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ULSTER — This baby kitten, (we are calling her Autumn), was tossed onto a lawn in Laceyville yesterday. The young woman who found her was distressed to see that the small kitten’s front leg was broken, and partly severed with bone exposed.

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We still have about 35 free pumpkins at Tioga Arts Council (TAC) for our Children’s Pumpkin Painting Contest! Pick one up at TAC, paint it any way you want, and drop it off no later than October 23 at 3:00 p.m. Kids who enter are eligible to win a free Cookie Decorating Kit compliments of C&…

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IT’S A NEW DAY GROUP (AA) has returned. The meetings are at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday in Sayre Christian Church basement, 427 S. Keystone Ave.

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CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: The Sayre Elks will be hosting a cornhole tournament on Saturday, Oct. 10 in the Elks’ parking lot at 117 S. Elmer ave. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. and bags will fly at 1 p.m. The cost is $40 per team. There will be cash payouts f…

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WAVERLY — Due to the recent increase in COVID cases in Tioga County and the entire region, the Waverly Free Library will continue with contactless curbside pickup for the time being. We share your frustration that we can’t reopen as usual, but these are unusual times and we take our role in …

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OWEGO — Inspired by the artist Yayoi Kusama and her painted pumpkins, Tioga Arts Council (TAC) will be hosting a Children’s Pumpkin Painting Contest this October. There will be five age categories and the winner in each category will receive a small prize.

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SAYRE — The Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital First Impressions Birthing Center traditionally hosts an annual Remembrance Walk in loving memory of those who have suffered a loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of a child.

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The North Orwell Community Hall will host a Swiss Steak Dinner (Call Ahead / Pick Up Only) on October 17, 2020. Meals may be picked up from 3 to 5 p.m. at the North Orwell Community Hall, Route 187, North Orwell, Pa. Reservations required by 10/9/2020. Call Pat at 570-247-7475 or Deb at 570-…

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Harvest Dinner: The Epiphany Parish will be offering a traditional turkey dinner with apple pie on October 28. This is for TAKE OUT ONLY. The dinners may be picked up from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The cost of the dinners is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. PRE-ORDERED TICKETS ONLY. C…

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The Unitarian Universalist Church of Athens and Sheshequin will celebrate two significant anniversaries with an open house at its historic meeting house in Sheshequin on Friday, Oct. 2.

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West Burlington Township – Join the Mt. Pisgah State Park Environmental Education Specialist for a guided walk on releasing hard and soft mast producing trees, shrubs, and vines for wildlife food sources. A special focus will be on the park’s abundant wild apple trees. The program will be he…

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BRADFORD COUNTY — For every neighbor, friend, and parent receiving in-home supportive care services through B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging (B/S/S/T AAA), there’s a gracious community donor. As a nonprofit 501c3 organization, B/S/S/T AAA relies on donations and fundraising efforts to provide se…

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WAVERLY — The tentative reopening date for the Waverly Free Library will be Tuesday, Oct. 13, with limited hours for public use. Starting on the 13th, open hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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SHESHEQUIN — The Unitarian Universalist Church of Athens and Sheshequin will celebrate two significant anniversaries with an open house at its historic meeting house in Sheshequin on Friday, Oct. 2.

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SWISS STEAK DINNER: The North Orwell Community Hall will host a Swiss Steak Dinner (Call Ahead / Pick Up Only) on October 17, 2020. Meals may be picked up from 3 to 5 p.m. at the North Orwell Community Hall, Route 187, North Orwell, Pa. Reservations required by 10/9/2020. Call Pat at 570-247…

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OWEGO — The Bridge of the Penn York Valley Churches, a non-profit all volunteer organization of churches in the Penn-York Valley, continues to serve residents in the school districts of Waverly, N.Y.; Sayre, Pa.; and Athens, Pa. during this pandemic and beyond.

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ATHENS — The children enrolled in the Athens 3 classroom of Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc. are learning what it means to be a Head Start Hero. As part of Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc.’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports plan (PBIS), the children learn three broad classroom ru…

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STEAK DINNER: The North Orwell Community Hall will host a Swiss Steak Dinner (Call Ahead / Pick Up Only) on October 17, 2020. Meals may be picked up from 3 to 5 p.m. at the North Orwell Community Hall, Route 187, North Orwell, Pa. Reservations required by 10/9/2020. Call Pat at 570-247-7475 …

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BRADFORD COUNTY — Since its inception in 2002 knitters and crocheters from Tioga and Bradford counties and those further away began clicking their needles together, crafting mittens for children enrolled in Bradford Tioga Head Start. The project was called “Mittens from the Heart,” and it ha…

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Over the years, people have tried to place America in the end-time events of Scripture. It is difficult for many to accept that a nation as powerful as the United States is not a prominent player in the last days; therefore, it must be there.

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I am at the dentist’s office while daughter Susan gets her teeth cleaned. We came in our buggy pulled by our 18-year-old horse Diamond. It was a nice trip into town with the temperature warmed up into the 50s. I am hoping for a nice warm day to wash our curtains and our windows. If the weath…