Tioga Terrace is a quiet, friendly residential community consisting of more than 750 families.
“The Terrace,” as it is known, has been home to families since the late 1950s, and remains one of the premier residential communities in the Broome-Tioga County area. Offering a wide variety of quality housing, the Terrace continues to expand and develop.
For its part, the Civic Association promotes information sharing, fellowship and cooperation among Terrace residents, helping to protect the interests of property owners. For over 50 years, it has played an integral role in enhancing the quality of life for Terrace residents.
We hope you find our Web site helpful in learning more about our Association and community. Thanks for visiting.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 7:00 at Park Terrace Community United Methodist Church on Glann Rd. in the Terrace. Hope to see you there!
The Town of Owego Highway Dept. plans to resurface the following Terrace streets this summer: Elmwood, Oakwood, Griffin and the upper part of Azalea. Affected residents should receive more information from the Town prior to construction.
TTCA would like to take the opportunity to thank Jim Sprague, who will be stepping down as Vice President of TTCA, for his tireless efforts in assisting with various activities within the Terrace. Jim has devoted many years and much energy in many different functions of our organization and has played a key role in helping TTCA to function in an efficient and timely fashion.
We wish you the best in your future endeavors; thank you, Jim!!
As nice weather finally comes to the Terrace, more walkers will be out in our neighborhood. Here are some safety tips.
1. Don’t walk alone at night or in areas that are unfamiliar.
2. Choose clothes that drivers can easily see. Light or bright colors, reflective material and flashing lights are best. Wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes that will not slip.
3. There are no sidewalks in the Terrace so always walk on the left, facing traffic.
4. Important things to carry with you are water, a driver’s license or ID, and a cell phone. Carry a flashlight or download the flashlight app to your smartphone.
5. Before stepping in front of a car make eye contact with the driver. Make sure they see you, plan on stopping and have time to stop.
6. Dress in layers. Your body warms up as you walk.
7. Pay attention ! Don’t be distracted by headphones or cell phones.
Even though you may have the right-of-way, walk as if drivers don’t know the rules. Accidents happen in just seconds.
DRIVERS – Be alert to children, dogs, and walkers on our streets. They are our families and friends !
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army Birthdays on this date; Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.
In 1916, the president of the United States issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday. Title 36 of the United States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, § 110 is the official statute on Flag Day; however, it is at the president’s discretion to officially proclaim the observance. On June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania became the first U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday, beginning in the town of Rennerdale, New York Statutes designate the second Sunday in June as Flag Day, a state holiday.
Do you have old US flags that need to be retired? If so, the Cub Scouts of Pack 43 of the Terrace will gladly collect them and properly retire them this fall in our annual Flag Retirement ceremony. Contact Stephen Anthony on the Tioga Terrace Facebook page or email him at DenfivePack43@gmail.com about pick up/drop off.
TTCA Offers $500 Scholarship
For the 18th consecutive year, the TTCA will award one scholarship to a college-bound senior who has demonstrated regular service to his or her school and community. To be eligible, the student must be a graduating senior, a resident of Tioga Terrace, and accepted into a continuing education program.
Typically, the scholarship application period is announced in February by the Vestal High School Guidance Department, which also provides application forms (watch for announcements and/or postings). Students attending schools other than Vestal may obtain an application by calling Chuck Place, TTCA scholarship chairman, at 625-4597.