OWEGO (WBNG) – Holiday lights shined brightly Friday night across downtown Owego during the annual Lights on the River event.Local business owners says it’s not just about the lights, it also gives their stores and small town a spotlight.Louise O’Neill, owner of Sincerely Yours cards and gift shop, says this year’s event will be the last time she is participating as a business owner.This comes after O’Neill announced her retirement, ultimately closing her popular store.”Everybody says when they come in here ‘I can’t believe you can’t find a buyer yet. This business is going to be missed.’ And I’m going to miss the people,” said O’Neill.Other businesses and non-profits like Animal Care Sanctuary says it’s a chance to be seen.”A lot of people don’t even know that we exist. Even though we are thirty minutes from here. It’s not so much about raising money for retail. It’s getting them to know what services are available to them… So it’s more about community engagement,” said Ellen Feldman from Animal Care Sanctuary.Participants enjoyed live music, food from local restaurants and live entertainment.”You know the fact that it’s started to snow a little bit adds to the cheer. You have Santa Clause, you have the marching band. It makes you feel like your home for the holidays,” said Feldman.”It’s good for sales tax, it helps the revenue in this town and it just makes people come and see the charm in it all,” said O’Neill. Lights on the river ended with a fireworks show behind the court street bridge. People also enjoyed food from local restaurants and even got to meet Santa Clause himself.
Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 43%. Audience review: 62% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Coming Soon:HerculesTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.Follow us on Twitter. This week at the Regent Theater: â€œDisneyâ€™s Planes + Fire & Rescueâ€ (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.Rated: PG. Time: 1 hour and 24 minutesMovie Synopsis: Adventure flies higher than ever before in this sequel to Disney’s Planes. Although it’s too flat and formulaic to measure up against the best family-friendly fare, Planes: Fire and Rescue is a passable diversion for much younger viewers.Although it’s too flat and formulaic to measure up against the best family-friendly fare, Planes: Fire and Rescue is a passable diversion for much younger viewers.
Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, April 07, 2015:â€¢2:14 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary and criminal damage to property in the 100 block E. 15th, Wellington.â€¢8:35 a.m. Officers took a report of a suicide attempt by known subject in the 200 block S. Blaine, Wellington.â€¢12:46 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block W. 4th, Wellington.â€¢4:07 p.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 300 block S. Blaine, Wellington.â€¢5:45 p.m. Officers took a courtesy motor vehicle accident report in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Willard R. Isaacs, 71, Wellington and Angela M. Holdaway, 30, Wellington.â€¢8:12 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 700 block N. Blaine, Wellington.