One of those is a can and bottle drive being held in conjunction with Home Central. Cans and bottles can be dropped off at the Home Central Location in Owego where they will be exchanged for funds that will go directly to the project. “We’re constantly getting people coming from out of town and out of state wanting to come in and look up their family history and genealogy even and we’ve started to do a lot of that,” she said. Henry says the renovation project is important because it will make it not only easier for people to track the history of the village, but also their own history too. Due to the cancellation of several fundraisers such as the Candor Fall Festival and Candor’s Flea Fix sale, the center is holding their own Garage Sale on Saturday, September 12 at the old Catatonk Community Hall, which is their other facility. CANDOR (WBNG) — The Candor Historical Society is asking for your help in completing a renovation project they hope will make it easier and more enjoyable for anyone to dive into the rich history of the village. The Society recently received a nearly $10,000 grant from the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation which will help the center transform the nearly 100 year old former home of The Candor Grange at 25 Main Street into a fully functioning research center. Village historian Carol Henry says while the grant is extremely helpful, the full cost of the project is more than $90,000, so the center is asking for the public’s help to complete it in the form of several fundraisers. In addition to the can drive, for more information on how you can donate, click here.
ALL plans are in place for the successful hosting of the 2nd Annual Brian Ramphal Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Awards Ceremony today at the Port Mourant Cricket Club from 13:00hrs.A total of 32 major awards would be shared out with Shimron Hetmyer and Erva Giddings carrying home the male and female Cricketer-of-the-Year Awards respectively.The Ceremony last Thursday was given a major boost when Managing Director of Trophy Stall, Ramesh Sunich, handed over two trophies for the two two prizes. BCB president Hilbert Foster expressed gratitude to Sunich for his assistance.The BCB, with the support from the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, MS would also donate cricket balls to twelve clubs while 10 officials, sponsors and media personnel would also be honoured.
With only two weeks left before the Big Ten Championships, the Wisconsin women’s track team heads to Iowa this weekend for the Iowa Twilight meet, the second-to-last meet of the outdoor season.Originally the team scheduled to split up and send the distance runners to the Stanford Invitational while the rest of the team went to Iowa, but a change in that plan has made this the first meet of the outdoor season in which the whole team will be together competing in one place.At the meet Wisconsin will be competing against Iowa and No. 10 Minnesota.“It’ll give us a chance to see where we are against some other Big Ten competitors,” head coach Jim Stintzi said.The Badgers are coming off good performances the past two meets at Marquette and the Drake Relays and hope to continue and improve upon that trend as they get one step closer to the end of the season.Stintzi also said some of the athletes will be competing in events other than the ones they would normally, and others are aiming to qualify for the NCAA Regional Championships.One of those athletes competing outside of her normal event is senior Nicole Slaby, who will be running the 800-meter race. Slaby, who is from Cudahy, Wis., normally runs the 400 meters.“I want to get a good time that will seed me high in [the Big Ten Championships],” Slaby said. “Putting myself in a place to compete.”This will be Slaby’s last outdoor season at Wisconsin, but she will be competing in indoor next spring before she graduates.Slaby also said having the whole team together at the same meet is going to be exciting.“When we’re all separate, you don’t really know what’s going on except for what you read or what you’re told by coaches,” she said. “Because track is such a different sport than team sports.”Stintzi also emphasized the overall importance of this meet as a stepping stone toward the Big Ten Championships.“The way track works is that it’s really back loaded, so the Big Ten Championships are just a one day-event. If you do well there, you’re Big Ten champs, and if you don’t, you aren’t, and then regionals and nationals,” Stintzi explained. “So every meet up to that point is preparation in a sense.”He said the team hoped to improve upon a fourth-place finish at the Big Ten Indoor Championships and that at this point the team just needs to keep everybody healthy and continue to make progress.