Get ready for one of the biggest events of our summer ,the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally starts today through Sunday at Otsiningo Park in Binghamton.

Looking back to the very first year of the event (which drew around 4,000 people) and living on the North Side of Binghamton just a few blocks from Otsiningo Park at the time, I personally never envisioned this event would someday bring in 100,000 people over a three day weekend or raise over $1 million dollars for local charities.

I think what makes this event so special is the indigenous food most of us know and enjoy year round, ‘Spiedies’

The hot air balloons that fill the sky, and the big name entertainment that has grown throughout the years.

I am excited to once again be part of the group of local radio stations that are promoting it.

Click HERE for ticket info and events schedule

Here’s a list of community events over the next week

MOUNTAIN TOP VIEW PRESENTS THE 2ND ANNUAL LOCAL BREWS AT THE VIEW ON AUGUST 19TH FROM 5PM TO 10PM.  TICKETS ARE 47.50, WHICH INCLUDE A PLETHORA OF FOOD AND A FREE 12OZ GLASS AT EACH BAR.  DESIGNATED DRIVER? LUCKY YOU! A FREE TEE SHIRT WILL BE GIVING TO YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.  FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.MOUNTAINTOPGROVE.COM.

THE ENDICOTT VISITORS CENTER IS PUTTING ON THEIR FARMERS MARKET, EVERY THURSDAY BETWEEN JUNE AND OCTOBER FROM 4:30 PM AND 7:00 PM.  INCLUDING MUSIC BY THE OFFBEATS AND BEN RODGERS, LOCAL FARMS AND MANY VENDORS.  VISIT THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE, EVCFARMERSMARKET FOR MORE INFORMATION.

THE BROOME COUNTY LIBRARY BEADING GROUP WILL BE MEETING ON MONDAY AUGUST 15TH AT 5:30PM.  THE GROUP IS OPEN TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN MAKING JEWELRY.  BRING A PROJECT TO WORK ON, SOME TOOLS WILL BE PROVIDED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 607-778-6451

THE 2016 CHENANGO COUNTY RABIES CLINIC FOR DOGS, CATS AND FERRET OWNERS ON AUGUST 17TH.  LOCATED AT PHARSALIA FIREHOUSE 838 COUNTY ROUTE 10 FROM 530 TO 630 THE CLINIC IS FREE, DONATIONS ARE GREATLY ACCEPTED!

THE DISCORVERY CENTER OF THE SOUTHERN TIER’S FOUNDATION PRESENTS DISCOVERY GOLF…GOLF FORE GOOD.  THE EVENT WILL BE HELD THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.  IT WILL BE HELD AT THE OAKDALE MALL CENTER COURT TO BENEFIR THE DISCOVERY CENTER FOUNDATION AND TO SHOWCASE LOCAL BUSINESSES.  CONTACT NANCY HARGRAVE AT 607-222-5616

THERE WILL BE AN EVENING MEAL AT VESTAL SENIOR CENTER ON 201 MAIN STREET, VESTAL AUGUST 17TH AT 5PM.  ALL ARE INVITED.  THOSE 60 YEARS OLD AND UP ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND FOR A SUGGESTED CONTRIBUTION AND THOSE UNDER 60 CAN PURCHASE THEIR MEAL FOR 5 DOLLARS.

THE 5TH ANNUAL INVICTUS 5K RUN/WALK BENEFITING THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF WESTERN BROOME WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 13TH AT 9AM.  COST IS $25 WITH A SHIRT AND $20 WITHOUT A SHIRT.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB AT 607-754-0225

BINGHAMTON AREOS 31ST ANNUAL GIANT SCALE R/C AIR SHOW IS BACK AUGUST 13-14 AT THE CHENANGO BRIGDE AIRPORT.  FREE ADMISSION BUT DONATIONS ARE MORE THAN WELCOMED.

THE TIOGA OPPERTUNITIES INC WOMAN, INFANT AND CHILDRENS PROGRAM WILL BE TAKING APPLICATIONS TO RECEIVE CHECKS FOR WIC FOODS AT 110 CENTRAL AVE, OWEGO FROM FROM AUGUST 15TH THROUGH AUGUST 19TH FROM 9AM UNTIL 430 PM.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 607-687-3147.