Author Annie Chapman examines the roles of the in-laws.

by Sara Vogt

Ernie K. Doe recorded a song in 1961 that gave him a number one hit on Billboard and R&B charts, one that was not very complimentary about mothers-in-law.

Terri Apter, a psychologist at Cambridge University, uses research gathered over the past 20 years to show that the relationship between female in-laws can be far tenser than the one between a man and his wife’s mom. After speaking with 163 people, Apter discovered that more than 60% of women felt that friction with their husband’s mother had caused them long-term stress. Despite all the gags, only 15% of men complained that their mothers-in-law caused them headaches.

In the home page studio today is Annie Chapman, author of The Mother-in-Law Dance, who read the first page of her book to set the stage for a discussion of—and to encourage us in—our relationships.

‘The candles are lit, the room glows with a soft yellow hue, the groom, the pastor, and the wedding party are in place at the altar. As all eyes eagerly watch the closed door at the chapel’s entrance, suddenly the air is changed from the sweet stillness of anticipation to the first notes of the beautiful music chosen for the wedding processional. As the doors swing open, the bride’s heart races at the sound of the melodic cue to make that long-awaited, slow walk down the aisle of matrimony. But as the song plays, the lovely bride does not realize that she is not the only lady in the room who has been cued by the music.

Her mother-in-law-to-be is also called to respond to the melody. While the young woman in white moves gracefully with the music toward her chosen one, the song calls the mother of the groom to graciously step to the side. In reality, the wedding processional is not just for the bride, it is also a cue for a lifelong dance to begin for two special women in one man’s life.’

In her book she writes that, for most parents, the grace to love and enfold these new family-members-by-law is a mere continuum of the parental love that they enjoy with their own children. But she also discusses some of the different issues that might face new family members.

During the interview, Annie shared with us what some of the mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law told her they desired in the relationships, such as: the daughter-in-law wants the mother-in-law to be positive and encouraging, to let them live their own lives and give advice only when needed; and the mother-in-law wants the daughter-in-law to love her husband, to be teachable, and to not complain about her son to other people.

The subtitle of the book is, Can Two Women Love the Same Man and Still Get Along? Annie told us, “Yes they can, but not without a lot of work and maturity.” Also, she stated that being kind and respectful to each other are some of the keys for successful relationships. Annie’s last word of encouragement to us in the interview was, “In the idea of the dance, who leads in that dance? The mother-in-law leads, but she leads by backing off.”

For more information on Annie’s books, you can go to steveandanniechapman.com.

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Woodland Park

Woodland Park is about to change for the good! Currently, Woodland Park is made up of picnic pavilions, walking trails, barbecue pits, a playground, a basketball court, horseshoe pits, and passive areas. To get there, turn onto Bryden Street off of East Avenue. Enjoy the tranquility of a wooded setting – quiet lunches, a walk with nature, or just sit back and soak in the sounds – a quiet oasis in the hustle & bustle of life. The Woodland Park Master Plan will make this beautiful park even better. This will be a plan to take Wellsboro into the next forty years. The plan is already funded and a complete exploration regarding the use of the park is about to begin. Pete Harres would like to see these changes truly meet the needs of the community. Accommodations for family reunions are an emphasis of their future plans. There are also 20 acres that are currently not being used.

Packer Pool & Park

This park currently features lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, a picnic pavilion, playground, a community center, volleyball courts, an Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool, and passive areas. It is located on Queen Street, one block from downtown Wellsboro. Come beat the heat at the Packer Pool! Daily rates are available as well as individual and family memberships. Senior Citizens are always admitted free! Packer Park is currently the most used park in Wellsboro, but it is aging. The pool at Packer Park is over 40 years old and has developed a number of problems. In the video story above, Harres addresses these problems and gives us a glimpse into Packer Park’s bright future. The possibilities include a water park and MORE FUN for everyone.

Step Outdoors – “where health meets adventure!”

Step Outdoors is a call-to-action campaign designed to encourage awareness, utilization, and appreciation of the outdoor resources, facilities, and programs in-and-around Tioga County. Its purpose is getting people rooted in healthy behaviors. Through the active enjoyment and appreciation of our natural environment, we can improve the health of both ourselves and our communities.

The origin of Step Outdoors is found in a chronic disease prevention approach called Steps to a Healthier US (local initiative: Steps to a Healthier PA, Tioga County). This prevention model seeks to encourage healthy behaviors, such as daily physical activity and good nutritional practices. Steps to a Healthier PA began working with outdoor partners (i.e. PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Wellsboro Parks and Recreation) to encourage use of public outdoor recreational facilities as a means to a more active lifestyle for the whole family, resulting in the “birth” of “Step Outdoors…where health meets adventure!”

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Tigers show poise going into playoffs, North Penn uses the 3 to drain Warriors

by Joe Carreon

As playoff time nears, each team’s focus must be tuned in to the task at hand. After Mansfield’s win against Cowanesque Valley, you certainly get that impression. Head Coach Kipper Burleigh has his team playing some of their best basketball when its important. Homepage’s Jason Fletcher spoke with Coach Burleigh on some of their upcoming games and what they need to focus on.

Tuesday night featured a double header. The North Penn Lady Panthers traveled to Canton where the Junior Varsity and Varsity squads faced each other.

The night started with the JV teams squaring off. The Lady Panthers were able to hit shots early to build a big lead. The lady warriors played tough but fell to the Lady Panthers 17-41.

During the varsity matchup, North Penn was able to take an early lead off great shot selection. The Warriors attacked the lane numerous times counteracting the Panthers jump shots. The Lady Warriors had their opportunities and the offensive looks were definitely there, they just weren’t able to convert on most of the looks that were given to them. As the second quarter got underway, the lady panthers shooters came alive. They rained down three-pointers for much of the period to build a huge lead that would be hard for the warriors to overcome. Canton played tough and showed their heart but it wouldn’t be enough to overcome the panthers. North Penn defeated the Lady Warriors 78-23.

Don’t forget to join us this Monday morning for all the highlights from this Fridays upcoming matchup between the Wellsboro Hornets and The Troy Trojans.

For the complete interview with Mansfield Tiger Head Coach, Kipper Burleigh and highlights from the North Penn Lady Panthers win over the Canton Lady Warriors, be sure to watch the recap above!

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Steering clear is a big deal! Help out our emergency responders!

by Sarah Vickery

Today Wellsboro Homepage has another weekly briefing from Chief Jim Bodine. This week we are talking about the Steer Clear Law. Many are familiar with the term “move over,” or the Move Over Law, but in Pennsylvania it is referred to as the Steer Clear Law. The Steer Clear Law requires drivers to move over or slow down whey they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop or disabled vehicle.

When a motorist comes upon an emergency area, they are to pull off to the farthest right of the road and STOP! Chief Bodine stresses the need for the motorist to come to a complete stop. This allows the emergency vehicle to drive out around the motorist, without fear of the motorist being hit. An emergency area is described as any area where an emergency vehicle is present i.e. car accident, house fire, etc.

Another case in which a motorist may be confused, is when an emergency vehicle is following behind them, or is approaching them. In both cases, the motorist is to pull of to the side of the road and stop. This again allows the emergency vehicle to have full access to the road, to then arrive at the scene as soon as possible.

Most importantly, it is important to remember that this law will help prevent injuries and save lives, but only if drivers follow the law and use common sense.

To learn more about the Steer Clear Law, please visit: www.justdrivepa.org/Resources/Steer-Clear-Law.pdf

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Tigers look to improve seating / PSU students’ thoughts on newly hired head coach

by Joe Carreon

The Mansfield Tigers hosted the Northeast Bradford Panthers Friday night. Mansfield having already clinched a district playoff birth, is trying to improve their district seeding and stay in the hunt for the NTL playoffs.

Mansfield showed that great defense creates opportunities on the other end of the floor. Northeast Bradford played the tigers tough through the first quarter only trailing the Tigers 10-18. Mansfield would pull away for good, beating the Panthers 57-33.

Bo Burleigh led the way with another double-double, scoring 22 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Brady Andrews added 4 assists and 6 steals. Ryan Campbell also added 6 points off two three pointers.

Corrin Binford, our Penn State correspondent, had a report from State College. She has been following the coaching situation closely and went on a stroll poll asking Penn State Students what they think of newly hired football coach James Franklin. She also got their thoughts on former coach Bill O’Brien”s departure for the Houston Texans. For the complete story click on the video link above and stay tuned for more news from Corrin on the Nittany Lions.

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A look at this week’s highlights on Wellsboro Home Page.

This week’s highlights begin with an unfortunate house fire affecting one of our Wellsboro families. The Wellsboro Fire Department responded immediately to a house fire on 6 Hastings Street here in Wellsboro on Friday afternoon and had things quickly under control. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but a preliminary observation points to a chimney fire. Thankfully, no one was hurt as residents were able to evacuate quickly – including getting their pets out of the house and away from immediate danger. The Wellsboro Fire department assistant chief was unable to make any comment to Wellsboro Home Page due to the urgency of the situation.

Chief Jim Bodine issued a scam warning to both Wellsboro businesses and residents. An unknown individual is calling local businesses in Wellsboro and claiming they represent the Wellsboro Electric Company. The individual states that whomever they are calling is behind on their electric bills and they need to pay with a credit card or their electricity will be shut off. The individual appears to be targeting local businesses, however, local residents should also be aware they may be targeted as well. Should you receive a call from this individual, DO NOT give your personal information out and contact the Wellsboro Police Department immediately at 570-724-4400.

If there were ever two teams that contrast each other it would be North Penn and Mansfield and that was proven last Friday night, January 17th. The Panthers ran up and down the floor early in the game putting up many shots.

Mansfield was able to control the tempo by using rebounding and second chance points to put themselves ahead early in the game. North Penn, down 10-20 after the first quarter was able to outscore the Tigers in the second quarter 19-18 and go into the locker room only down by 9.

Mansfield tightened up their defense in the third quarter and only allowed the Panthers to score 5 points. The Panthers outscored the Tigers once again in the fourth quarter 14-10 but it was too little too late. Mansfield closed out the game and wins it 60-48.

For more on the game and highlights as well as a post game interview with Mansfield head coach, Kipper Burleigh, click the video link above.

Chief Jim Bodine of the Wellsboro Police Department said on his weekly briefing that Tioga County is facing a number of serious problems regarding identity theft and online scams. Many in our older population are particularly vulnerable especially if they are not very tech savvy. But it can happen to anyone and the scammers are becoming more sophisticated. There seems to be certain times during the year when these problems intensify and according to Chief Bodine, with tax time upon us, we are experiencing one of those times. Residents in our area need to be alert and smart regarding identity theft and falling prey to scams in general. Credit card fraud and medical fraud are two of the areas being hit the hardest.

There are many residents in our area who have become a victim by giving their information over the internet. Others have had problems after giving their information to a retail store or by providing their information over the phone. Make sure that you know the retailer and never give your personal information over the phone to a person who calls you. You should initiate the call and then be careful to first verify the phone number before calling. Many have been burned by giving their personal information to charities or benevolent organizations that they are inclined to support. Only to find out later that it was a fraudulent call designed to get a credit card number and personal information. Remember, anyone can call you and ask for a donation and pose as a well known charity or even a political party. There is no way to know who the person is on the other end of that line. If you want to donate to a particular organization then you should contact them. Others in our area have been burned by mailing personal information thinking that they will receive something in return. Make sure you know who you are dealing with and take the few extra moments to verify that you are truly in contact with the real organization and not a knock-off fraud.

Some things to remember that will help protect you from identity theft and fraud. First, NEVER give your personal information over the phone or internet unless you are 200% sure that it’s legitimate. If you shop frequently online, make sure your internet virus protection is up to date and working. Even if you are on a Mac be smart. Check your bank account frequently to make sure you don’ t see anything our of the ordinary. Check your Credit History on a regular basis.

If you have been compromised and fall victim to identity theft call your financial institution immediately and report the activity. Close all accounts in question. Report the activity to your local police department. The Wellsboro Police Department has an identity theft packet that will help guide you through some of the reporting steps that you need to take. The Federal Trade Commission’s consumer website has a great deal of information to help victims of identity theft. That website can be found here: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft.

We wear hats to support our favorite sport teams, advertise our businesses, and for various outside activities that we all enjoy. Another reason to wear hats is for fashion’s sake alone, and that is today’s focus on Home Page. Hats for fashion – who sells them – who wears them – who makes them – and who is going to win one?

Who sells them takes us to one of the beautiful stores here in Wellsboro, The Fifth Season Boutique …

At the boutique Rachel Tews and Susan Graver gave us a hat tour, featuring the many beautiful hats they have for sale, and including some made by Christine A. Moore Millinery. They demonstrated different styles, such as the cloche and assured us that, when women come in searching for the right hat, they do their best to find the style that fits each woman best. While we were there, not only did they show us all the beautiful hats available for sale, but they also gave us a hat demonstration of various styles, like the cloche, the top hat, and the box hat. Everyone can wear a hat, and they are willing to help you find the one for you.

The last hat they talked about was the ‘Nikki’ made byChristine A. Moore Millinery, which, through a drawing, will be given away. Rachel outlined the two ways to enter for the opportunity to win the Christine A. Moore hat. You can come into the store and fill out a card, telling them why you like wearing hats or when you wore a certain hat that was special to you. You can also go onto The Fifth Season’s Facebook site and register for the drawing instead. The drawing signup will be open for two weeks ending on February 4th, and the winner of the Christine A. Moore hat will be announced on Valentine’s Day.

In the studio, hat designer, Christine Moore, tells us how her hat-making journey started twenty-two years ago making hats for Broadway shows, followed by a transition seventeen years ago to her own business, Christine A. Moore Millinery, in New City. She shared her personal story of when she was a teen wearing a hat, and how it helped her to overcome her shyness and express herself without talking. She also really enjoys the craft of making hats. She shared her thoughts on what happens when we, as women, add a hat to our outfit. Christine explains how the hat defines your personality and can reflect your mood at the time. It also brings attention to a lady’s eyes – they sparkle, so that the focal point becomes the woman’s face. People are drawn to women who wear hats!

And we wrapped up our current 3-part series of animal adoption features, but there are plenty of potential family members still in need of a home! Sarah Vickery, Jennifer Thomas from KC 101 and a few others from Wellsboro Home Page had the opportunity to meet and greet all the feline friends that the Wellsboro Animal Care Sanctuary is currently housing. Wendy Reber (director of the sanctuary) showed us some of the cats and gave us details on their daily care and all that goes into making sure they have everything they need until they find their forever home. We also were allowed a sneak peek at some puppies that will soon be available for adoption!

The mission and goal of the Animal Care Sanctuary is to promote the humane care and treatment of all animals in need of protection including rescued, abandoned and abused animals. Animal Care Sanctuary is a no-kill, non-profit organization located in East Smithfield & Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Their primary purpose in adopting animals is not to find them a quick home but a forever home. Their goal is to have all of their animals be adopted into families where they will be cared for and loved for the rest of their lives. To this end, potential adopters are required to complete their adoption application. Behavioral assessments are performed on all dogs and the results are used to make the best possible matches between dog and family. An ACS dog or cat must meet all members of the adoptive family before going home with them. They do dog-to-dog introductions on site at the sanctuary to help to ensure a good match with dogs already in the home.

ACS is a 501(c)3 organization that relies entirely on donations. No local, state, or federal government assistance is received.

For more information on how you can adopt a special pet, please call 570-724-3687. And thanks again to Wendy Reber for being our special guest and granting us access to the wonderful facility she oversees.

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Wellsboro needs some new homes for your feline friends!

by Joe Carreon

Today’s story is the last in our current 3-part series of animal adoption features, but there are plenty of potential family members still in need of a home! Sarah Vickery, Jennifer Thomas from KC 101 and a few others from Wellsboro Home Page had the opportunity to meet and greet all the feline friends that the Wellsboro Animal Care Sanctuary is currently housing. Wendy Reber (director of the sanctuary) showed us some of the cats and gave us details on their daily care and all that goes into making sure they have everything they need until they find their forever home. We also were allowed a sneak peek at some puppies that will soon be available for adoption!

The mission and goal of the Animal Care Sanctuary is to promote the humane care and treatment of all animals in need of protection including rescued, abandoned and abused animals. Animal Care Sanctuary is a no-kill, non-profit organization located in East Smithfield & Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Their primary purpose in adopting animals is not to find them a quick home but a forever home. Their goal is to have all of their animals be adopted into families where they will be cared for and loved for the rest of their lives. To this end, potential adopters are required to complete their adoption application. Behavioral assessments are performed on all dogs and the results are used to make the best possible matches between dog and family. An ACS dog or cat must meet all members of the adoptive family before going home with them. They do dog-to-dog introductions on site at the sanctuary to help to ensure a good match with dogs already in the home.

ACS is a 501(c)3 organization that relies entirely on donations. No local, state, or federal government assistance is received.

For more information on how you can adopt a special pet, please call 570-724-3687. And thanks again to Wendy Reber for being our special guest and granting us access to the wonderful facility she oversees.

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Who sells them, who wears them, and who’s going to WIN one?

by Sara Vogt

We wear hats to support our favorite sport teams, advertise our businesses, and for various outside activities that we all enjoy. Another reason to wear hats is for fashion’s sake alone, and that is today’s focus on Home Page. Hats for fashion – who sells them – who wears them – who makes them – and who is going to win one?

Who sells them takes us to one of the beautiful stores here in Wellsboro, The Fifth Season Boutique …

At the boutique Rachel Tews and Susan Graver gave us a hat tour, featuring the many beautiful hats they have for sale, and including some made by Christine A. Moore Millinery. They demonstrated different styles, such as the cloche and assured us that, when women come in searching for the right hat, they do their best to find the style that fits each woman best. While we were there, not only did they show us all the beautiful hats available for sale, but they also gave us a hat demonstration of various styles, like the cloche, the top hat, and the box hat. Everyone can wear a hat, and they are willing to help you find the one for you.

The last hat they talked about was the ‘Nikki’ made by Christine A. Moore Millinery, which, through a drawing, will be given away. Rachel outlined the two ways to enter for the opportunity to win the Christine A. Moore hat. You can come into the store and fill out a card, telling them why you like wearing hats or when you wore a certain hat that was special to you. You can also go onto The Fifth Season’s Facebook site and register for the drawing instead. The drawing signup will be open for two weeks ending on February 4th, and the winner of the Christine A. Moore hat will be announced on Valentine’s Day.

In the studio, hat designer, Christine Moore, tells us how her hat-making journey started twenty-two years ago making hats for Broadway shows, followed by a transition seventeen years ago to her own business, Christine A. Moore Millinery, in New City. She shared her personal story of when she was a teen wearing a hat, and how it helped her to overcome her shyness and express herself without talking. She also really enjoys the craft of making hats. She shared her thoughts on what happens when we, as women, add a hat to our outfit. Christine explains how the hat defines your personality and can reflect your mood at the time. It also brings attention to a lady’s eyes – they sparkle, so that the focal point becomes the woman’s face. People are drawn to women who wear hats!

Click here to visit The Fifth Season’s Facebook page!

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Doc and Helen Burleigh need your help to bring clean water to Ethiopia!

by Sarah Vickery

Clean water – you turn on the faucet, and out it flows. Bathing, washing, cleaning or drinking, it is there for you to use. If you choose not to drink the water from your faucet, you can buy it in a bottle from the local store. But what if retrieving and using water wasn’t that easy? What if you had to dig a hole in the ground to access water, only to find that it was brown and dirty and filled with bacteria. If you were able to take a shower, you would need to make certain that the water didn’t enter your mouth for fear of contamination.

This is the case with the water in Ethiopia. This water crisis is how Doc and Helen Burleigh, of Mansfield, choose to give back. Their son, Galen, and daughter-in-law, Kristin, adopted a son from Ethiopia. Helen was able to make the trip to Ethiopia ,with Kristin, to bring Markos home. Learning about the need for clean water in Ethiopia weighed heavy on Helen’s heart. After returning home with her grandson, she told her husband that they must return. They will be making another trip to Ethiopia on February 22, 2014, and staying until March 16. They will be assisting in the building of a water project for a school and village that will provide clean water for over 500 families.

When a village gets a well, the village is taught about hygeine and the importance of hand washing. The walk for water, that used to take up to four hours, now takes 15 minutes…and the water is clean. The extra time is now used to plant vegetable gardens and feed your family. Children stop getting sick, and the money that was used on medications can now be used for school fees and uniforms.

Maybe you are not able to travel to Ethiopia, but would still like to help the Burleighs with this cause. You have two opportunities to help them. One is to fill a gallon size zip lock bag with the following items: tooth brush and tooth paste, pencils and a pencil sharpener, small notebook, crayons, small toy, stickers, and granola bar. The drop off point in Wellsboro is at Ginn & Vickery P.C. 99 Main Street and in Mansfield they may be dropped off at Crossroads Bed & Breakfast 131 South Main Street. Dash for Doc’s Well of Hope is a 5K walk/run that will be held April 26, 2014 at 8:30 at the boat launch. To learn more about this event, you may contact Cindy Fitzgerald at 607-426-5898, or visit their Facebook event by clicking here.

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Are you protected against identity theft?

by John Vogt

Today’s Home Page feature focuses on our Weekly Briefing with Chief Jim Bodine of the Wellsboro Police Department. Tioga County is facing a number of serious problems regarding identity theft and online scams. Many in our older population are particularly vulnerable especially if they are not very tech savvy. But it can happen to anyone and the scammers are becoming more sophisticated. There seems to be certain times during the year when these problems intensify and according to Chief Bodine, with tax time upon us, we are experiencing one of those times. Residents in our area need to be alert and smart regarding identity theft and falling prey to scams in general. Credit card fraud and medical fraud are two of the areas being hit the hardest.

There are many residents in our area who have become a victim by giving their information over the internet. Others have had problems after giving their information to a retail store or by providing their information over the phone. Make sure that you know the retailer and never give your personal information over the phone to a person who calls you. You should initiate the call and then be careful to first verify the phone number before calling. Many have been burned by giving their personal information to charities or benevolent organizations that they are inclined to support. Only to find out later that it was a fraudulent call designed to get a credit card number and personal information. Remember, anyone can call you and ask for a donation and pose as a well known charity or even a political party. There is no way to know who the person is on the other end of that line. If you want to donate to a particular organization then you should contact them. Others in our area have been burned by mailing personal information thinking that they will receive something in return. Make sure you know who you are dealing with and take the few extra moments to verify that you are truly in contact with the real organization and not a knock-off fraud.

Some things to remember that will help protect you from identity theft and fraud. First, NEVER give your personal information over the phone or internet unless you are 200% sure that it’s legitimate. If you shop frequently online, make sure your internet virus protection is up to date and working. Even if you are on a Mac be smart. Check your bank account frequently to make sure you don’ t see anything our of the ordinary. Check your Credit History on a regular basis.

If you have been compromised and fall victim to identity theft call your financial institution immediately and report the activity. Close all accounts in question. Report the activity to your local police department. The Wellsboro Police Department has an identity theft packet that will help guide you through some of the reporting steps that you need to take. The Federal Trade Commission’s consumer website has a great deal of information to help victims of identity theft. That website can be found here: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft.

“I wanted you to know that I thought the interview with Chief Bodine of Wellsboro Police Department was a very timely and useful tool. Chief Bodine mentioned that right after Christmas when people have shopped online and their income tax is about to be deposited is the time when hackers are watching your accounts. This very thing happened to me in February 2010. Our income tax refund had been deposited and when I looked at our account that night there were 3 purchases not made by us. The first red flag was a membership to “match.com”. Since neither Joe or I would be looking into that I knew something was wrong. There was also a purchase from Aeropostale in another state and a membership to Sam’s Club. I was able to track down where the items ordered from Sam’s Club were to be delivered. They were going to a home in Texas. Fortunately, when this happens you can call the phone number on the back of your debit or credit card and they will hotwire it meaning no more purchases can be made and they will issue you a new card. Also, the bank takes full responsibility and they refunded all of the money to us. It is a good thing to remind people to really be monitoring their accounts at this time. The other thing Chief Bodine shared that is very true and happening more often is bogus companies wanting you to “verify” your account information through your email. I never even open the email. I immediately delete it. If I have a question, I call the institution. Thank you for sharing that very important interview.” – Cindy Carreon

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Mansfield controls tempo and rebounding to secure the win.

by Joe Carreon

If there were ever two teams that contrast each other it would be North Penn and Mansfield and that was proven Friday night. The Panthers ran up and down the floor early in the game putting up many shots.

Mansfield was able to control the tempo by using rebounding and second chance points to put themselves ahead early in the game. North Penn, down 10-20 after the first quarter was able to outscore the Tigers in the second quarter 19-18 and go into the locker room only down by 9.

Mansfield tightened up their defense in the third quarter and only allowed the Panthers to score 5 points. The Panthers outscored the Tigers once again in the fourth quarter 14-10 but it was too little too late. Mansfield closed out the game and wins it 60-48.

For more on the game and highlights as well as a post game interview with Mansfield head coach, Kipper Burleigh, click the video link above.

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A look at this week’s highlights on Wellsboro Home Page.

Welcome to this weeks HIGHLIGHTS. We started things off this past week with The Weekly Briefing with Chief Jim Bodine of the Wellsboro Police Department. Jim discussed the power and authority of our school crossing guards and their importance to public safety especially for our children. The Wellsboro Police Department oversees the program that has been in existence for over 30 years. A Wellsboro Crossing Guard is a direct extension of the Wellsboro Police Department which means that by law we are required to obey their direction. Chief wants the community to understand that one of the problem areas right now is that some motorists are attempting to get around the crossing guard by making a right turn on red. This is a violation and very dangerous putting our children and all pedestrians in harms way.

Wellsboro Home Page talks with Doug Candelario regarding addiction. Addiction comes in many forms, such as, but are not limited to alcohol, sugar, drugs, sex, gambling, exercise, computer, food, porn, and media. When you are addicted you just can’t walk away. Addiction is a powerful and destructive force that cost the addicted individual dearly.

Classic hallmarks of addiction include impaired control over substances or behavior, preoccupation with substance or behavior, continued use despite consequences, and denial. Habits and patterns associated with addiction are typically characterized by immediate gratification (short-term reward), coupled with delayed deleterious effects (long-term costs).

Physiological dependence occurs when the body has to adjust to the substance by incorporating the substance into its ‘normal’ functioning. This state creates the conditions of tolerance and withdrawal. Tolerance is the process by which the body continually adapts to the substance and requires increasingly larger amounts to achieve the original effects. Withdrawal refers to physical and psychological symptoms experienced when reducing or discontinuing a substance that the body has become dependent on. Symptoms of withdrawal generally include but are not limited to anxiety, irritability, intense cravings for the substance, nausea, hallucinations, headaches, cold sweats, and tremors.

If you or a loved one struggle with the bondage of addiction Wellsboro Home Page encourages you to get help. Contact your pastor, share your problem with Mom or Dad or someone that you know has your best interest at heart. Consider contacting an organization like Harbor Counseling. Do what you have to do to get free.

Wellsboro Home Page had a special guest in our studio this week and he brought and played an instrument that many of us have never seen nor heard! It is called a wind controller which is a wind instrument capable of controlling one or more music synthesizers or other devices. It has also been referred to as a “wind synth”, or “wind synthesizer.” Wind controllers draw on the same techniques used such as the recorder or a tin whistle. Some forms of the wind controller use electronic sensors to convert fingering, breath pressure and bite pressure into control signals. it must be connected to a sound generating device such as a MIDI or analog synthesizer which is connected to an amplifier.

Bob Vaughan was kind enough to give Home Page a great demonstration on how the wind controller can emulate so many different sounds and instruments.

There will be a Valentine’s Day dinner concert hosted by Living Word Fellowship on February 14th at 6p.m. where he will once again be playing the “wind synth.” It will be an intimate buffet dinner experience complete with soft romantic lighting and music from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. The dinner menu will be a choice of Beef Burgundy and Chicken in White Wine.

Last Tuesday night the Wellsboro Lady Hornets faced off against the North Penn Lady Panthers in what many consider one of the top rivalries in Tioga county.

The Hornets played tough from the start showcasing their offense and going on a 13-1 run to start the game. The Hornets took advantage of early mistakes by the Panthers and converted them into easy scoring opportunities.

The Panthers didn’t convert a shot from the floor until just before halftime. At the start of the third quarter the Hornets led 28-9. The Panthers seemed to make a number of adjustments at halftime that helped them close in on the hornets. The Panthers made tough shots down the stretch to cut the lead to just 9 points. As the 4th quarter come about, you could feel the intensity in the room as the crowd roared and both traded tough shots showing the will to win.

Near the end of the 4th quarter with just under 10 seconds left, Panthers forward Meredith Kline drained a game tying shot to knot the game at 49-49. Going into overtime both teams fought hard showing their sense of desperation and determination, neither side wanting the other to come out on top in this rivalry.

It was certainly a night of destiny for the Panthers as they fought back from a tough early deficit to win a dramatic game 63-59.

Drugs – parks – teens – no supervision – a combination that is harming our youth.

Officer Levindoski of the Wellsboro Police Department believes that the lack of supervision is a contributing part of the problem. Drug deals are being made in a number of locations including area parks. Drugs are coming in from places like Williamsport and then being distributed in the Wellsboro area. Dealers will often talk to the kids downtown or at local events and from there the word quickly spreads on where the drugs can be purchased. There are other times when local kids will put out an inquiry on what’s here and where they can buy it. From there drugs can move into schools using backpacks or other transporting devices. Wellsboro school officials have taken a very hard-line approach regarding backpack searches and have been successful in combating this method of getting the drugs into the schools.

Unfortunately, drug communications are nearly impossible to stop and take place through letters, texting, or word-of-mouth, setting up the buy for later on – off school grounds. After school the drug purchase can take place in any location, like the cemetery, downtown on the street, in cars or parks. Packer Park has been one of the parks used in the past for doing drug deals so the police have been diligent in their efforts to monitor this area.

If you or a family member is struggling with drug addiction and needs help, we encourage you to contact Harbor Counseling at 570-724-5272.

And finally, Wellsboro Homepage, our own Sarah Vickery, once again, had the opportunity to visit with Kevin and Jennifer Thomas at KC 101, your Hometown Country Radio Station. Wendy Reber (director at Wellsboro’s Animal Care Sanctuary) brought along another special dog and he sure catches your heart. Charlie, a Labrador Retriever & Boxer Mix, is well mannered and very friendly. Our mission was to FIND CHARLIE A HOME! We are happy to report that Charlie was adopted on Friday 1/17/14. However we are still tying to find a home for Max, The Wonder Dog. You can see photos of Max and more of his story by clicking on our feature story for January 10, 2014. Max is a great dog and will make a fun, loving and perfect pet for one of our Tioga County families.

The mission and goal of the Animal Care Sanctuary is to promote the humane care and treatment of all animals in need of protection including rescued, abandoned and abused animals. Animal Care Sanctuary is a no-kill, non-profit organization located in East Smithfield & Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. You can contact them by calling 570-724-3687.

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Charlie wants to win the golden ticket…to your heart!

by Joe Carreon

Today on Wellsboro Homepage, our own Sarah Vickery, once again, had the opportunity to visit with Kevin and Jennifer Thomas at KC 101, your Hometown Country Radio Station. Wendy Reber (director at Wellsboro’s Animal Care Sanctuary) brought along another special dog and he sure catches your heart. Charlie, a Labrador Retriever & Boxer Mix, is well mannered and very friendly. Our mission is this, FIND CHARLIE A HOME! You can see Charlie today on Wellsboro Home Page and enjoy Charlie’s doggie commentary on KC 101.

The mission and goal of the Animal Care Sanctuary is to promote the humane care and treatment of all animals in need of protection including rescued, abandoned and abused animals. Animal Care Sanctuary is a no-kill, non-profit organization located in East Smithfield & Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Their primary purpose in adopting animals is not to find them a quick home but a forever home. Their goal is to have all of their animals be adopted into families where they will be cared for and loved for the rest of their lives. To this end, potential adopters are required to complete their adoption application. Behavioral assessments are performed on all dogs and the results are used to make the best possible matches between dog and family. An ACS dog or cat must meet all members of the adoptive family before going home with them. They do dog-to-dog introductions on site at the sanctuary to help to ensure a good match with dogs already in the home.

ACS is a 501(c)3 organization that relies entirely on donations. No local, state, or federal government assistance is received.

Please help us find Charlie a home. For more information on Charlie or how you can adopt a special pet, please call 570-724-3687. And thanks again to Wendy Reber for being our special guest.

After spending time with Charlie and Wendy, Wellsboro Homepage had the opportunity to take a tour of KC 101, your very own Hometown Country Radio Station! Kevin showed us the ins and outs of their everyday operation and the facility where they provide all the great radio coverage to Tioga County! To see the tour for yourself make sure you click the video link above!

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Take a ride with Wellsboro Police Officer Frank Levindoski

by Sara Vogt

Drugs – parks – teens – no supervision – a combination that is harming our youth.

Officer Levindoski of the Wellsboro Police Department believes that the lack of supervision is a contributing part of the problem. Drug deals are being made in a number of locations including area parks. Drugs are coming in from places like Williamsport and then being distributed in the Wellsboro area. Dealers will often talk to the kids downtown or at local events and from there the word quickly spreads on where the drugs can be purchased. There are other times when local kids will put out an inquiry on what’s here and where they can buy it. From there drugs can move into schools using backpacks or other transporting devices. Wellsboro school officials have taken a very hard-line approach regarding backpack searches and have been successful in combating this method of getting the drugs into the schools.

Unfortunately, drug communications are nearly impossible to stop and take place through letters, texting, or word-of-mouth, setting up the buy for later on – off school grounds. After school the drug purchase can take place in any location, like the cemetery, downtown on the street, in cars or parks. Packer Park has been one of the parks used in the past for doing drug deals so the police have been diligent in their efforts to monitor this area.

If you or a family member is struggling with drug addiction and needs help, we encourage you to contact Harbor Counseling at 570-724-5272.

For more information about how drug addiction affects your brain, you can watch an interview with Doug Candelario of Harbor Counseling here.

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Lady Panthers overcome early deficit to take down Lady Hornets.

by Joe Carreon

Tuesday night the Wellsboro Lady Hornets faced off against the North Penn Lady Panthers in what many consider one of the top rivalries in Tioga county.

The Hornets played tough from the start showcasing their offense and going on a 13-1 run to start the game. The Hornets took advantage of early mistakes by the Panthers and converted them into easy scoring opportunities.

The Panthers didn’t convert a shot from the floor until just before halftime. At the start of the third quarter the Hornets led 28-9. The Panthers seemed to make a number of adjustments at halftime that helped them close in on the hornets. The Panthers made tough shots down the stretch to cut the lead to just 9 points. As the 4th quarter come about, you could feel the intensity in the room as the crowd roared and both traded tough shots showing the will to win.

Near the end of the 4th quarter with just under 10 seconds left, Panthers forward Meredith Kline drained a game tying shot to knot the game at 49-49. Going into overtime both teams fought hard showing their sense of desperation and determination, neither side wanting the other to come out on top in this rivalry.

It was certainly a night of destiny for the Panthers as they fought back from a tough early deficit to win a dramatic game 63-59.

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Soft candlelight, beautiful music, your sweetheart and beef burgundy.

by Joe Carreon

Wellsboro Home Page had a special guest in our studio this week and he brought and played an instrument that many of us have never seen nor heard! It is called a wind controller which is a wind instrument capable of controlling one or more music synthesizers or other devices. It has also been referred to as a “wind synth”, or “wind synthesizer.” Wind controllers draw on the same techniques used such as the recorder or a tin whistle. Some forms of the wind controller use electronic sensors to convert fingering, breath pressure and bite pressure into control signals. it must be connected to a sound generating device such as a MIDI or analog synthesizer which is connected to an amplifier.

Bob Vaughan was kind enough to give Home Page a great demonstration on how the wind controller can emulate so many different sounds and instruments.

There will be a Valentine’s Day dinner concert hosted by Living Word Fellowship on February 14th at 6p.m. where he will once again be playing the “wind synth.” It will be an intimate buffet dinner experience complete with soft romantic lighting and music from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. The dinner menu will be a choice of Beef Burgundy and Chicken in White Wine. There will be a live music performance and video production of “The Outrageous Beauty of Nature” starting at 7 p.m. He will be accompanied by fellow musician, David Knauss. David received his Ph.D in music from Penn State University. The cost is $15 per couple. For all interested in attending you must R.S.V.P. by February 5th. To do so you can call 570-724-5016 or email jrvaughan72@gmail.com. Living Word Fellowship is located at 1285 Charleston Rd., Wellsboro, PA.

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Addiction shows biological path. The Mansfield University Strings Project

by John Vogt and Sarah Vickery

Addiction research shows biological path

Wellsboro Home Page talks with Doug Candelario regarding addiction. Addiction comes in many forms, such as, but are not limited to alcohol, sugar, drugs, sex, gambling, exercise, computer, food, porn, and media. When you are addicted you just can’t walk away. Addiction is a powerful and destructive force that cost the addicted individual dearly.

Classic hallmarks of addiction include impaired control over substances or behavior, preoccupation with substance or behavior, continued use despite consequences, and denial. Habits and patterns associated with addiction are typically characterized by immediate gratification (short-term reward), coupled with delayed deleterious effects (long-term costs).

Physiological dependence occurs when the body has to adjust to the substance by incorporating the substance into its ‘normal’ functioning. This state creates the conditions of tolerance and withdrawal. Tolerance is the process by which the body continually adapts to the substance and requires increasingly larger amounts to achieve the original effects. Withdrawal refers to physical and psychological symptoms experienced when reducing or discontinuing a substance that the body has become dependent on. Symptoms of withdrawal generally include but are not limited to anxiety, irritability, intense cravings for the substance, nausea, hallucinations, headaches, cold sweats, and tremors.

If you or a loved one struggle with the bondage of addiction Wellsboro Home Page encourages you to get help. Contact your pastor, share your problem with Mom or Dad or someone that you know has your best interest at heart. Consider contacting an organization like Harbor Counseling. Do what you have to do to get free. Stop falling for the lie that your mind is feeding you that you don’t really have a problem. You can get free. You can walk in victory reaching your full potential. Do you have dreams and goals that seem impossible to achieve because of your addiction? Your dreams can come true. Take the first step today – get some help.

The Mansfield University Strings Project

How would you like to learn to play a string instrument? Well, now you can! This is an amazing opportunity for people of all ages in our community to learn how to play a string instrument through a very unique and successful program. You will be taught by some of the top students at Mansfield University while your instruction is overseen by Dr. Jeff Jacobsen, director of the Mansfield University orchestra.

Most everything taught in the Mansfield University Music Department is theoretical. So Dr. Jeff Jacobsen created the String Project so that students could be able to see the continuation of their education. The program gives students a glimpse into the future regarding what it’s really like to teach in the real world. When students leave the University they are truly ready to go into the classroom and teach from the vantage point of experience. Every Mansfield University student who has participated in the program so far has found a job teaching strings.

What a wonderful opportunity for people in our community! For some, this is a life long dream come true, for others it’s a chance to test their wings to see if playing a string instrument is something that they would like to pursue. The instruction is excellent. Overall, Wellsboro Home Page believes that this program is a win for everyone. Mansfield University music students become better teachers while people in our community learn how to make beautiful music together – and that’s a good note.

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Happy Birthday to David Tews! And a look at this week’s highlights.

We start things off today with a very special birthday greeting for David Tews. Happy Birthday David and best wishes for a great year. Thank you for investing so heavily in our community. You and Rachel have made Wellsboro, PA a better place. Thanks for all the time and support you have given to so many organizations such as Rotary, The Deane Center, Endless Mountain Music Festival, Hamilton Gibson, Laurel Festival, Wellsboro Home Page and many others. We also want to thank you for your business investment in our community through Indigo Wireless.

David Tews is a Wireless Pioneer and an expert in the wireless industry going back to 1991. In 1993, what is now known as Indigo Wireless, turned on the very first wireless service for Tioga County, PA. Then in 1996, when more coverage was needed in Tioga County, David worked closely with the Tioga County Commissioners. The result was a new tower on Bloss Mountain that was paid for in its entirety by what is now Indigo and then donated to Tioga County. The total cost of the Bloss tower and all of the associated construction was covered at no cost to the taxpayers. Indigo wireless was providing service to our community seven years before any other wireless company, and continues to lead in expansion. Since those early days Indigo Wireless has invested millions of dollars in our community to provide us with the best NATIONWIDE service possible.

Thank you David Tews for your insight, business acumen, vision, and efforts in leading Tioga County, PA into the future regarding wireless technology, and once again Happy Birthday David from all of us here at Wellsboro Home Page.

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Sarah Vickery joins Kevin & Jennifer Thomas at KC101

UPDATE: Max Augustus has found a home! He was officially adopted on February 3, 2014 by the Norton family.

by Joe Carreon

Today on Wellsboro Homepage, our own Sarah Vickery had the opportunity to visit with Kevin and Jennifer Thomas at KC 101, your Hometown Country Radio Station. Their special guest was Wendy Reber (director at Wellsboro’s Animal Care Sanctuary) and Max Augustus, the wonder dog. Our mission today for all of our Wellsboro Home Page viewers is to FIND MAX A HOME. Please let your friends and family know that Max needs a home. You can see Max today on Wellsboro Home Page and enjoy Max’s doggie commentary on KC 101. However, he really doesn’t say much because he is a quiet and well behaved dog.

The mission and goal of the Animal Care Sanctuary is to promote the humane care and treatment of all animals in need of protection including rescued, abandoned and abused animals. Animal Care Sanctuary is a no-kill, non-profit organization located in East Smithfield & Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Their primary purpose in adopting animals is not to find them a quick home but a forever home. Their goal is to have all of their animals be adopted into families where they will be cared for and loved for the rest of their lives. To this end, potential adopters are required to complete their adoption application. Behavioral assessments are performed on all dogs and the results are used to make the best possible matches between dog and family. An ACS dog or cat must meet all members of the adoptive family before going home with them. They do dog-to-dog introductions on site at the sanctuary to help to ensure a good match with dogs already in the home.

ACS is a 501(c)3 organization that relies entirely on donations. No local, state, or federal government assistance is received.

Please help us find Max Augustus, The Wonder Dog, a home. For more information on Max or how you can adopt a special pet, please call 570-724-3687. And thanks again to Wendy Reber for being our special guest.

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Author and country singer Steve Chapman shares his latest book and music video!

The following is an excerpt from Steve Chapman’s book, A Look At Life From a Deer Stand.

Have you ever noticed that there is something about “firsts” that intrigues us all? We find ourselves spellbound by them, and for some reason we focus on them and often refer to firsts as the highlights of our lives. Consider the importance we place on the following:

Firstborn
First step
First word ever spoken First grade
First date
First kiss
“First time ever I saw your face” First car I ever owned
First man on the moon
First cup of coffee
First impression

On and on the list could go. As I pondered our affection for firsts, I began to realize that we are drawn to these initial events because they seem to have a unique ability to set the course for the journeys we take, whether good or bad.

In my 30-plus years of avid hunting, I still look back at my first morning in the woods as my most favorite outdoor experience. To this day I truly believe it put me on a path which I hope to travel as long as I’m able to get around. Maybe you have a fond memory of a similar experience that set you on the same course.

For me, the journey began when I was 14 years old. My dad was pastor of a church in the rolling hills of West Virginia, and among the members of his congregation was a gentleman named Kenneth Bledsoe. One Sunday after the service, he invited me to join him on a squirrel hunt the following Saturday. I could hardly wait for the end of the week to come. Finally, Friday came and my folks took me to his home. It sat along a rural highway on top of a ridge surrounded by gently rolling hills. His land was graced with large patches of woods and beautiful meadows. It was the middle of October and all the leaves on the trees were ablaze with incredible autumn colors. The red, brown, orange, and yellow hues seemed to glow in the bright sun with an invitation to simply stand in awe of God’s ability to paint a scene. The view that spread out before us was like a huge canvas, and we were fortunate to be living creatures on it.

I went to bed that night and quickly drifted off into a deep slumber. Little did I know that from that evening on, I would never go to sleep so easily on the night before a hunt. For the rest of my life, the anticipation of a repeat of the morning to follow would always make me anxious for the alarm to sound.

At 5:30 a.m. we were sitting down and having breakfast. It hadn’t happened often that I was up at that hour. Perhaps Easter sunrise service or leaving early to drive with my folks to Grandma’s house were the only reasons you would find me up before daylight. But there I was, wide-awake with anticipation and already dressed for the day.

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Dawn Pletcher flies high for our troops and Cindy Long gets us all jazzed up!

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Dawn Pletcher, founder and co-director of Goodies For Our Troops, sat down with Homepage anchor Sarah Vickery to talk about how it all started and what inspired her to do it.

Dawn drew inspiration from her uncle who was an army air core pilot. She said it all started when her uncle came home from the war and held her up in the air and told her she was flying. Since that moment her heart has been with every man and woman who has dedicated and sacrificed their time and personal lives in service of our county. Pletcher stated “ They can’t see the yellow ribbons on our cars, but they sure can see the care packages when they get there.”

Dawn also wants to remind everyone that there is a packing event this weekend and people can come and go as they please. it’s Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They are located at the corner of Main st. and Crafton at 87 Main Street.

Lauren Morral had the opportunity to speak with Cynthia Long and she gave us plenty of great details on the upcoming Winter Jazz Fest that is taking place January 17-19. Friday night guests will have the opportunity to hear Bram Wijnands showcase his techniques in “slide piano” and will play barrel house blues that came into popularity in the thirties and forties. Saturday night the performance will be featuring Terry and Dove Klinefelter Trio. For more information on Goodies For Our Troops and the Winter Jazz Fest, be sure to click on the video link above. Watch for our next Chamber Highlights with Lauren Morral.

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The Hornets sting the Tigers in Monday night’s game.

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The Wellsboro Hornets faced the Mansfield Tigers on Monday night, in what turned out to be a great game.

Both teams played with a great deal of energy from the onset. The Tigers and the Hornets traded buckets for much of the first quarter, sending an early message that neither team would back down easily. The Tigers showed the potency of their offense, going on quite a run to make the score close as the second quarter came to an end. Wellsboro responded with some tough shots to close out the half.

The Hornets came out of the locker room with a sense of urgency, and it was obvious they made some adjustments at halftime.

The Tigers, at the later part of the fourth quarter, became very opportunistic, trying to create scoring opportunities whenever possible.

Wellsboro finished the game strong and would not allow the Tigers an opportunity to get back in it. Wellsboro wins 67-55.

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