MU offers a variety of excellent music camps this summer

by Sara Vogt & Chloe Quimby – June 1, 2015

Are you looking for a fun, educational camp experience for your children this summer? Mansfield University is offering a variety of camps right here in Tioga County. These camps are not thousands of dollars per week, or hours away—they are right here in our own backyard. Among the many opportunities available, Mansfield is offering a wide array of music camps.

Beginning June 28th, Mansfield is hosting Percussion Camp, Saxophone Camp, Flute Camp, Oboe and Bassoon Camp, and Clarinet Camp. High School Music Camp begins on July 5th, Brass Band Camp on July 12th, and Youth Music Camp on July 14th. Campers can choose to stay overnight for the duration of the camp, or to simply commute to each day’s activities from home.

But what is the value of summer camp to a young student? Why does Mansfield coordinate these summer camps?
Putting these questions to Dr. Jeff Jacobsen, he responds, “[Camps provide] the enrichment, the opportunity to study with perhaps someone who is an expert in the field, and the opportunity to play with other students your own age, your own level…My whole philosophy of teaching revolves around learning as much as I can and passing it on to as many as I can.” These summer camps are another way that MU professors support and serve our area.

Moreover, summer camps give campers a taste of MU, allowing them to check out an excellent university and meet Mansfield faculty members. With the dramatic increase in the cost of college over the years, the chance to introduce high school students to a quality, local institution is invaluable. Through this exposure, our youth can be more informed as they attempt to navigate the (sometimes imposing) choice of where to continue their education.

For more information on the dates of each camp and the daily activities provided, visit their website or contact Mansfield University by phone at 570-662-4710.

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

by Home Page – May 30 & 31, 2015

It’s time once again to take a look at what happened the past week. The Weekly Highlights are a great way to catch up, but don’t forget that you can always watch the full stories from either our front page or the archives section.
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WEIGHT LOSS COMPETITION RESULTS
On January 16th, Susquehanna Health’s friendly weight-loss competition began with 108 teams comprised of 1,042 members. All four hospitals in the Susquehanna System participated in this challenge. The teams received encouragement and instruction from Susquehanna Health and Wellness educators, Jerrod M. Ferrence and Melissa Gundy.

“This program is not necessarily about weight loss,” said Jerrod, “it is about having fun and building rapport with the hospital and those in the community…it is about health and wellness.”
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MEMORIAL DAY PARADE & CEREMONY
Today on Wellsboro Home Page we review the highlights of the special Memorial Day Ceremony that took place here in Wellsboro yesterday, May 25th.

Memorial Day is often confused with Veterans Day, regarding its purpose. If you look at social media these days it is very evident that many people get these two days mixed up, or somehow combine the two observances into one theme.

Veterans Day is another federal holiday which takes place on November 11th. This is the day set apart to honor all who have served in the armed forces. On this special day we take time to remember and thank all the men and women and their families who have served or who are serving in the military.

However, yesterday’s Memorial Day ceremony was to remember and honor those who gave their lives for the cause of freedom. We humbly remember them and thank those surviving family members of lost loved ones with all of our hearts. Let us never forget.
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DECORATING DECODED – FLOWER ARRANGING
Creating beautiful, silk floral arrangements is easier than many of you may think. They are a great way to add color and texture to your home décor and while not always inexpensive, they will last forever and can be used over and over again.
First, choose the container you will be using for your arrangement for this will dictate the size of the final product. An arrangement should generally be 1 to 1 ½ times the height of the container. So, if your vase is 12 inches high, then the finished arrangement should measure between 24 – 30 inches tall. You can use anything from baskets to pitchers, or pottery, copper pots and teacups…
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PENN WELLS CULINARY CLASS – A PERFECT CRÊPE
Executive Chef James Fry is back with another edition of the Penn Wells Culinary Class. In today’s feature, learn how to create a delightful dessert crêpe to serve to your family and friends (or simply enjoy for yourself!) This simple-to-make treat can be a delicious addition to any meal.
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GROWERS MARKET RETURNS FOR SUMMER
The Wellsboro Growers Market has been supplying our families with good, wholesome products for over 30 years. Some of their goals over these many years are as follows: 1) providing fresh, local food and product to area residents and visitors; 2) Providing the opportunity for small scale farmers and gardeners to sell their products 3) increasing the profitability for local farmers and producers 4) educating the community about agriculture and food.

This Growers Market is open every Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 from now until the fall. Their location is 130 Main Street in Wellsboro. They are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have about any of their products and help you select from their many products.

You will enjoy visiting and finding out more about all of their services.

Some of the producers that usually sell here in Wellsboro are Between Two Rivers, The Herb Corner, Hillstone Farms Pure Hart Soap, Red Skillet, Running Bear Farms, Udder Merry MacFarms, Inn to the Seasons, Basically Bagels, Keeney Farms, Cardinal Inn, Lee’s Bees, and Mountain View Pastries.

James Fry, executive chef of the Penn Wells, also spoke about the wonderful herbs available at this market and the upcoming feature that he’ll be showing us how to grill with them.
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Local middle school students fight for a cure!

by Rhonda Pearson

On Thursday May 28th, Rock L. Butler Middle School held their 7th Annual Mini Relay for Life. Home Page spoke with 5th grade Reading and Science teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Outman who has helped to guide and organize the event for the last six years.
The carnival-esque benefit event was run by the students (from 5th thru 8th grades.) The game ideas and prizes were suggested and envisioned by the students. Many people and businesses in the community were also involved by volunteering their time, food and monetary donations to help make the event a success. Students raised money by taking home sponsor sheets and pre-purchasing tickets for the different games. Parents donated a variety of food and drinks as well.
In addition to the middle school, many 4th graders from Don Gill Elementary came to participate in the event. Not only did the event help raise money for cancer research, but it also “helps acclimate the 4th graders to middle school life so they’re not so nervous and have the opportunity to meet some of the teachers and see the school a little bit,” said Mrs. Outman.
There were lots of games to choose from, including a dunking booth, sponge toss, lollipop toss, face painting. The kids’ creativity shown no only in the variety of games, but also the names of the activities, many of which would reference the fight against cancer. (For example: A bowling game titled “Strike Out Cancer,” a golf game titled “Put Cancer Down a Hole,” and a balloon game were kids would stomp on a balloon to pop it, titled “Stomp Out Cancer.”) The kids seemed to be aware that even in all the fun and excitement they were also making a difference by helping to support and raise money for cancer research.

A total of $3,522.00 was raised in support of the fight against cancer.

Mrs. Outman and all involved would like to thank the following:

VOLUNTEERS:
Parents and Faculty and Staff

SPONSORS:
RLBMS PTA monetary donation – $250
Wellsboro Booster Club – Candy and drinks
Well Versed Oilfield Services LLC – $300
Wellsboro Veterans Club – $250
Wellsboro Fire Association – Donation of the Dunk Tank
Susquehanna Health – Fruit popsicles and prizes
Parents, Students, Friends, and faculty and Staff – monetary donations of various amount

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Wellsboro defeats Milton 3-1 for program’s first District championship.

by Ed Weaver – May 29, 2015

Never before has the age-old saying of offense wins games and defense wins championships been on display than it was on Thursday, May 28 as the Wellsboro Varsity Softball team defeated Milton 3-1 to bring home the program’s first ever District championship in dramatic fashion.

Milton started the top of the seventh trailing 3-1 and reached first base on an error by Freshman Alyssa Yungwirth. After a fly out to Junior Jenny Young, Yungwirth committed another error, this time while fielding, to get the tying run aboard. Everything changed the next at-bat as Senior Baylea Lehman snagged a line-drive at third base then rifled a throw over to Senior Jordan Butters at first for a game-ending double play.

“I moved over because the batter fouled one off earlier and was thinking she would do it again so I was in the right position and knew that the girl on first had a pretty good lead so I just gunned it and Jordan got it,” Lehman said. “I just saw Baylea catch the ball and just rushed the bag,” Butters said.

For head coach Greg Carr, it was an unexpected, but perfect ending.

“So many scenarios run through your head about what could happen and you never come up with that one,” Carr said. “A line-drive double play on a hard hit to your third baseman then she has enough smarts to throw the ball to first to get the out and the games over that quick. I was thinking we could spare a run but its just a crazy game and nothing happens until the ball is pitched and today happened to be our day and I’m so proud of this team.”

Carr is not only the girls coach during the regular season, but he is also their coach during the travel-ball season in the summer. Most, if not all, of the girls who play on the team are also a member of the Punishers’ travel team and have been playing for years, which is something Coach Carr credits to his team’s success.

“Every girl we have is awesome at their position and what they do,” Carr explained. “I trust them and they trust themselves. They’ve played softball with each other for so long that they know where each other is on the field at all times and it was just fun to watch it out here today.”

The Lady Hornets started the scoring in the bottom of the first inning after holding Milton scoreless in their first at-bat. Young led off with a walk and Yungwirth hit a single to move Young into scoring position. After a fly out by Junior Sarah Ingerick, Young scored on an error as Junior Alexa Singer hit into a fielders choice to bring the score to 1-0. Wellsboro would add their second run of the inning as Senior Paige Carr singled to score Yungwirth.

Wellsboro added their final run of the game in the bottom of the second inning as Lehman scored on a Young single after being hit by a pitch in her at-bat. Milton scored in the top of the third on a error to bring the score to 3-1, but the Lady Hornets ended the inning on the next at-bat on a ground ball to Ingerick to prevent the rally.

From that moment on, it was a defensive battle and pitchers duel. Milton had their chances to score in the later innings, but the Wellsboro defense prevailed and helped Singer out of jams.

“That’s something we’ve always been know for, both our outfield defense and our infield defense,” said Senior Peyton Wilson.

Most of the seniors on the team have been four-year starters, have played countless games in the regular season and off-season travel ball, and winning the program’s first District championship is something they will cherish forever.

“It hasn’t really set in yet,” Wilson continued. “One of the things we said yesterday in practice was we could have a banner for this and it would be the first one ever and we just took a moment to think about that. Coach Ed McNett said that the banner could be there long after us girls are gone and just leaves a huge imprint that you’re doing something that could make history and that you’ve worked your butt off for.”

“It means everything,” Lehman said. “We’ve worked so hard between travel ball and here and it just finally paid off.”

“I couldn’t imagine doing anything better than winning districts with these girls,” said Butters.

“It means a lot and I owe everything to the team,” said Paige Carr. “We’ve had a great group of girls the past 10 years and all the hard work has paid off.”

“This is what we’ve been working for the past 6-7 years and its just special that we got to win it together before the seniors graduate,” added Singer.

Statistically, Young was 1-for-3 with a run scored, Yungwirth and Ingerick were both 1-for-3, Carr was 1-for-2, Freshman Sydney Tremper was 1-for-1, and Lehman was 1-for-2. Singer earned her 12th win of the season as she pitched a complete game with four hits allowed, one walk, and two strikeouts.

With the win, the Lady Hornets improve to 21-2 and will face District II champion Holy Redeemer on Monday, June 1 at Wilkes University with a 2:00 p.m. start.

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Enjoy home-grown and produced goods every Thursday!

by Johanna & Sara Vogt – May 29, 2015

The Wellsboro Growers Market has been supplying our families with good, wholesome products for over 30 years. Some of their goals over these many years are as follows: 1) providing fresh, local food and product to area residents and visitors; 2) Providing the opportunity for small scale farmers and gardeners to sell their products 3) increasing the profitability for local farmers and producers 4) educating the community about agriculture and food.

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You will enjoy visiting and finding out more about all of their services.

Some of the producers that usually sell here in Wellsboro are Between Two Rivers, The Herb Corner, Hillstone Farms Pure Hart Soap, Red Skillet, Running Bear Farms, Udder Merry MacFarms, Inn to the Seasons, Basically Bagels, Keeney Farms, Cardinal Inn, Lee’s Bees, and Mountain View Pastries.

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Learn how to create the perfect crêpe with Chef James Fry

by James Fry – May 28, 2015

Executive Chef James Fry is back with another edition of the Penn Wells Culinary Class. In today’s feature, learn how to create a delightful dessert crêpe to serve to your family and friends (or simply enjoy for yourself!) This simple-to-make treat can be a delicious addition to any meal.

You will need:

1 Tbsp. melted butter
3 eggs
1 cup flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups milk
Butter for pan

Directions
In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and pulse for 10 seconds. Place the crepe batter in the refrigerator for 1 hour. This allows the bubbles to subside so the crepes will be less likely to tear during cooking. The batter will keep for up to 48 hours.
Heat a small non-stick pan. Add butter to coat. Pour 1 ounce of batter into the center of the pan and swirl to spread evenly. Cook for 30 seconds and flip. Cook for another 10 seconds and remove to the cutting board. Lay them out flat so they can cool. Continue until all batter is gone. After they have cooled you can stack them and store in sealable plastic bags in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for up to two months. When using frozen crepes, thaw on a rack before gently peeling apart.

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Wellsboro to play for District title against Milton.

by Ed Weaver – May 27, 2015

The Wellsboro Varsity Softball team knocked off defending state champion Central Columbia 5-4 to advance to the District IV championship on Tuesday, May 26.

“It wasn’t pretty but we got it done,” said head coach Greg Carr. “I’m really happy for the seniors. They have had so much experience. Our high school team is our travel ball team. They have 300-400 games under their belt from travel ball. This is not by mistake.”

The Lady Hornets started off the game with a walk by Junior Jenny Young. Freshman Alyssa Yungwirth later reached base on an error by Central’s short stop and Young would tie the game on an error by the first baseman.

In the second inning the Lady Hornets added two more runs. Junior Darci Warriner walked to lead off the inning, followed by Young reaching on error and a Yungwirth walk. Then, Junior Sarah Ingerick doubled to left field with two outs to would score Warriner and Young to give Wellsboro a 3-1 lead.

“She (Sarah) has been getting robbed here lately with great swings of the bat,” said Carr. “Like today, she put one out to right center and the girl made a heck of a play. The last few games she has just been roping it and it’s been finding someone’s glove. I was happy to see a ball finally got through, she was happy about it.”

Central Columbia would score once in the fourth and would tie the game up at 3-3 in the sixth inning. The defending state champs would then take a 4-3 lead in the top of the seventh, but Wellsboro kept their cool and delivered in the bottom half of the inning.

Senior Peyton Wilson hit a double down the left field line to reach base, and would score on a triple from Young to tie the game at 4-4. Yungwirth then reached base on an error that allowed Young to score to give the Lady Hornets the 5-4 victory and their first ever trip to a District IV title game.

Wilson has struggled as of late as she has gone hitless the last six games, but came through and delivered when the team needed her.

“Like our coaches have always said we have been in those positions whether it is travel league or high school ball, we know how to handle those situations,” Wilson said.

“Peyton had been struggling for a while. It was my choice to leave her in there,” continued Carr. “If you take and throw a freshman in there that doesn’t have the same experience you probably aren’t going to get the same result. Even if the senior has been struggling for a while she’s just that time you spent it has to be a lot more beneficial for you going into those circumstances to come through.”

Young was 1-for-3 on the night with an RBI and triple, Ingerick was 1-for-3 with 2 RBI’s and a double, Senior Baylea Lehman was 1-for-3, and Wilson was 1-for-3 with a double.

Junior Alexa Singer started on the mound and pitched the first five innings and struck out two batters for a no decision. Yungwirth came on in relief for the final two innings with four walks and a strikeout for collect her ninth win of the year.

Both pitchers, according to Carr were nervous coming into the game.

“This was as nervous as I’ve seen Alyssa. Alexa felt the nerves to,” concluded Carr. “I could tell she wasn’t as sharp and poppy as she ususually is. But if you can get in the fourth or fifth inning and bring in our freshman than you have another pitcher showing a different look to their hitters. If we can get to that point in the game and still have a chance I didn’t mind putting in the other pitcher.”

With the win, the Lady Hornets improve to 20-2 overall and will now play Milton on Thursday, May 28 at Moser Complex in Watsontown for the District IV Class AA championship.

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Learn how to brighten your home for summer with lovely silk flowers!

by Tabitha Dietrich – May 27, 2015

Creating beautiful, silk floral arrangements is easier than many of you may think. They are a great way to add color and texture to your home décor and while not always inexpensive, they will last forever and can be used over and over again.
First, choose the container you will be using for your arrangement for this will dictate the size of the final product. An arrangement should generally be 1 to 1 ½ times the height of the container. So, if your vase is 12 inches high, then the finished arrangement should measure between 24 – 30 inches tall. You can use anything from baskets to pitchers, or pottery, copper pots and teacups. Use your imagination and what you already have around the house. If you use a clear, glass vase, then you will need something to conceal the stems (like glass marbles), because the lack of water in the vase will be a sure sign that the bouquet is artificial. The end goal is to make it look as natural as possible.
Keeping that in mind, you will next want to choose the flowers and greenery for your arrangement. The colors should complement the room’s décor but not be an exact match. Remember, roses do not come in turquoise, so choose flowers in colors as they exist in nature. Greenery used as filler should also have leaves with a variety of shades and sizes for a more realistic look. Stick to 3 or 4 colors of flowers and buy odd numbers of stems in a variety of shapes and textures. Choose single blossoms along with small, rounded clusters of flowers and some on long, narrow stems.
Now it’s time to start assembling your spray. Prepare your container by securing the oasis foam in the bottom. This will help hold stems in place. Usually a vase with a narrow neck does not require foam. I recommend placing single blooms first. Use your wire cutters to cut stems to the desired length, placing taller stems in the center and graduating down with shorter stems hovering over the sides of the container. Make sure you distribute placement of your flowers evenly throughout the arrangement for 360 degree viewing. Add the rest of your stems in the same fashion, making sure each is visible. Intermingle the greenery to fill in bare spots. This will also help highlight the flowers you have chosen. Intertwine some of the stems for a more cohesive blend which will make the spray appear more dense and varied. Should any of the oasis foam still be visible, cover it with the sphagnum moss.
Except for some occasional dusting, which can be done with a hairdryer on a low setting, you now have a beautiful maintenance-free bouquet to enjoy for years….or at least until the spirit moves you to mix things up again!

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Our community honors our fallen heroes and remembers their sacrifice

by John Vogt – May 26, 2015

Today on Wellsboro Home Page we review the highlights of the special Memorial Day Ceremony that took place here in Wellsboro yesterday, May 25th.

Memorial Day is often confused with Veterans Day, regarding its purpose. If you look at social media these days it is very evident that many people get these two days mixed up, or somehow combine the two observances into one theme.

Wikipedia defines Memorial Day as follows: Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.[1] The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May,[2] originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans — established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.[3] By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.[1] It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Veterans Day is another federal holiday which takes place on November 11th. This is the day set apart to honor all who have served in the armed forces. On this special day we take time to remember and thank all the men and women and their families who have served or who are serving in the military.

However, yesterday’s Memorial Day ceremony was to remember and honor those who gave their lives for the cause of freedom. We humbly remember them and thank those surviving family members of lost loved ones with all of our hearts. Let us never forget.

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No greater love hath no man than this, then to lay down his life for his friends

by John Vogt

What are you thankful for? If you were to make a list of all the blessings in your life it wouldn’t be long before the list grew lengthy. It might include things like your friends, your family, or the fact that you have a roof over your head.

And, I think you would discover that many of the items on your list are there because you enjoy the priveledges of living in a free country. This freedom that we enjoy has come at a great price and during yesterday’s Memorial Day ceremony we remembered those who paid that price for us.

Today on Back to Basics, Pastor TJ Freeman reflects on Memorial Day and those who gave there lives to protect and preserve our freedom. He also considers the one who paid the greatest sacrifice. Don’t miss this tremendously encouraging broadcast feature today on Wellsboro Home Page. Thanks for watching.

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Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pasta buffet at Timeless Destination!

by Timeless Destination & Goodies For Our Troops

Come to Timeless Destination on tuesday, May 26th from 5:00-8:00pm and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pasta, meatballs, garden salad, and bread buffet for $10.99 – knowing that $2.00 is donated (for every dinner sold) to Goodies For Our Troops. Kids under the age of 12 eat for $5.99, with $1.00 donated per meal.

Bring your friends and family! Take-out is also available!

We look forward to seeing you!

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Susquehanna Health loses over 5,400 lbs in weight loss competition!

by Chloe Quimby & Sara Vogt – May 25, 2015

On January 16th, Susquehanna Health’s friendly weight-loss competition began with 108 teams comprised of 1,042 members. All four hospitals in the Susquehanna System participated in this challenge. The teams received encouragement and instruction from Susquehanna Health and Wellness educators, Jerrod M. Ferrence and Melissa Gundy.

“This program is not necessarily about weight loss,” said Jerrod, “it is about having fun and building rapport with the hospital and those in the community…it is about health and wellness.”

The knowledge participants gained not only supported them through the 16 week competition, but will continue help them in choosing a healthier lifestyle—hopefully, resulting in a lifelong impact.

The weight-loss competition ended on May 7th with the fifth and final weigh-in. Four of Wellsboro’s Soldiers and Sailors Hospital teams finished in the top ten for the “Pounds Lost” category. An additional four teams from Soldiers and Sailors Hospital also placed in the top ten for “Percent Fat Loss per Person.”

On May 13th at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Steve Johnson—President and CEO of Susquehanna Health—came to congratulate the winning teams. Overall, the first place winner for the “Pounds Lost” category is Williamsport Regional Medical Center’s “All About the Bass,” losing a total of 188.5 lbs. “All About the Bass” winning team members are: Rita Delgrippo, Rachel Ebeling, Rhonda Foster, Nancy Heimbach, Rebecca Koep, Kerry Sandly, Kathy Straub, Sue Styers, Richelle Walker, and Ann Weston.

The first place winner for “Percent Fat Loss” is also from the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. The winning team, “Ads to Abs,” lost a total of 3.79% body fat per person. The team members are: Keith Boyer, Amy Brink, Brian Engel, Teia Engel, Corinne McLaughlin, Shaylene Mordan, Amber Roudabush, Garrett Stager, Tonya Welshans, and Colette Wintersteen. In talking with the winners, it was obvious teamwork played a significant part in their win.

The total competition cumulative weight loss measured 5,418.50 lbs.

Happily, the encouragement to be “Susquehanna healthy” will not end with the weight-loss contest. Wellness educators Jerrod and Melissa affirmed that they will continue to initiate programs emboldening Susquehanna Health employees to stay Susquehanna healthy.

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

by Home Page – May 23 & 24, 2015

It’s time once again to take a look at what happened the past week. The Weekly Highlights are a great way to catch up, but don’t forget that you can always watch the full stories from either our front page or the archives section.
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DISTRICT IV TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP
Five members of the Wellsboro Track and Field team will be heading to Shippensburg University this weekend after qualifying for the PIAA State Track and Field meet at the District IV Class AA Championships at Athens on Saturday, May 16.

Wellsboro Junior Rich Tardieu qualified for states with a 2nd place finish in the triple jump at 42 feet, 4.5 inches along with four members of the Lady Hornet team.

Senior Lauren Bleggi and Juniors Jada Jackson, Lindsey Graver, and Raisa Rogers ran 50.8 seconds in the 4x100m relay, which was good enough for third place on the day to qualify for states.

Jackson also qualified in two individual events with second place finishes in both the long jump and triple jump. Jackson’s long jump was 17 ft, 10.25 in and her triple jump measured 37 ft 7.25 in.
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CHAMBER HIGHLIGHTS – SUMMERTIME HAPPENINGS!
Today on Wellsboro Home Page, Chamber President Marsha Chesko hosts Chamber Highlights. Marsha brings us up-to-date on a number of summer happenings taking place in our area.

The Wellsboro area is coming alive with all kinds of summer activities. The fishing season is upon us! Grab your rod and reel and head out to one of our beautiful lakes for some great fishing. Also on the water – kayaking, white water rafting and canoeing are being enjoyed by many.

Memorial Day weekend will kick-off more summer activities and attractions like Ole Covered Wagon rides through the canyon. The Tioga Central Railroad is gearing up for a fantastic summer season. Area golf courses are always a fun and beautiful experience. There’s also horseback riding and much more!

Downtown Wellsboro is ready for summer shopping and area restaurants will serve you some of the most delicious food that you have ever tasted.

The Susquehannock Trail Pro Rally takes place this summer on June 5th and 6th. Don’t miss it! The Laurel Festival will be celebrated on June 19th and 20th.
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WHO SHOULD BE GLUTEN FREE?
Information, information, information – but what is right for you? The “gluten-free diet” has become something of a fad in recent years, but should you be gluten free? Wellsboro Laurel Health Center is hosting a free community event on Sunday May 31st from 2:00-4:00 pm, entitled “Gluten Free Is As Easy As 1-2-3.” Dr. Jona Lamphier will present a brief educational session on Celiac Disease. May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. There will also be an opportunity through an open forum to ask questions about your health care concerns with Dr. Lamphier and registered dietician, Kim Steinbacher. Find out how gluten affects people with Celiac Disease and how it may impact your life.

One of the questions to be answered at the event: how can I be gluten free in a small community? To help answer that question, local “gluten-free friendly” businesses such as the Shady Grove Natural Market will be present to show the different options for gluten free diets available in our area.
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SPIRIT OF WOMEN – BE HEART SMART
What is the undisputed, number one killer of American women? According to the American Heart Association, the answer is heart disease. Other statistics reveal heart disease to be more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. Most sobering of all, each day in the US, one woman dies from cardiovascular disease in some form.

Thankfully, Susquehanna Health understands the importance of discussing the best ways to maintain a robust, fully-functioning heart. They are inviting all women (ages 18+) to boost their “heart smarts” during their Be Heart Smart function this June. Event speakers are interventional cardiologist, Dr. Leslie Webb, and cardiologist Dr. Joseph Bering, who will be sharing the top ten things you can do to have a strong and healthy heart. Additionally, the time will include a FAQ session so attendees can get answers about their own heart concerns.

This free event will be held at the Deane Center here in Wellsboro on June 3rd, from 5:00-7:00pm. The evening will consist of registration, hors d’oeuvres, shopping, health screenings, and an opportunity to register for door prizes. These screenings are blood pressure, EKG, and body composition analysis (looking at percentage of body fat and lean muscle mass). Afterward, participants will be treated to the experts’ presentations, as well as a delicious, heart-healthy dinner.

* You must be a Spirit of Women member to attend. Please register by May 27 (seating is limited!) You can do so by calling: 1-888-720-8461.
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DUNHAM’S CORNER – MARY WELLS DAYS
Did you know Wellsboro is named after Mary Wells Morris? Her husband, Benjamin Morris, was the founder of our beautiful town and named it after her. Traditionally, Mary Wells Days were town holidays celebrated by our area businesses, filled with fun, a parade, sales and more! While it may not be recognized by many anymore, Dunham’s Department store still pays homage with their Mary Wells Days sidewalk sale! On Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 22, 23 & 24) you will find a vast assortment of deals and savings inside and out of Dunham’s for this special event. Take a look at a few of the amazing items you can find with Ann Dunham Rawson on today’s feature!
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Hamilton-Gibson invites you to this musical event!

by John Vogt – May 22, 2015

The Hamilton-Gibson Reunion Concert is takes place this Sunday, May 24th, 2:30 PM at the Steadman Theater, Mansfield University. Tickets are just $8.00 for adults. Students of all ages are free.

Singers from the last 19 seasons will be joining the current Hamilton-Gibson choir for this special concert. The choir will be singing favorites from over the past 19 years.

Watch the feature above for details and make plans to be at Steadman Theater this Sunday, May 24th at 2:30 PM.

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Celebrate summer with Dunham’s sidewalk sales!

by Home Page – May 22, 2015

Did you know Wellsboro is named after Mary Wells Morris? Her husband, Benjamin Morris, was the founder of our beautiful town and named it after her. Traditionally, Mary Wells Days were town holidays celebrated by our area businesses, filled with fun, a parade, sales and more! While it may not be recognized by many anymore, Dunham’s Department store still pays homage with their Mary Wells Days sidewalk sale! On Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 22, 23 & 24) you will find a vast assortment of deals and savings inside and out of Dunham’s for this special event. Take a look at a few of the amazing items you can find with Ann Dunham Rawson on today’s feature!

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Wellsboro softball team wins first playoff game of the season

by Ed Weaver

The Wellsboro Varsity Softball team hosted South Williamsport in the 2nd round of District IV Class AA playoffs on Thursday, May 21.

The game turned out to be a pitchers duel as Wellsboro Freshman Alyssa Yungwirth and South Williamsport’s Anna Steer allowed only 3 hits each on the night.

The game remained scoreless through the third inning. South Williamsport had a chance to score in the top of the 4th on a deep hit to center field, but Wellsboro’s Jenny Young made a perfect throw to Paige Carr to tag the runner out at home preventing the run.

After a scoreless fifth and sixth inning for South, the Lady Hornets came alive in the bottom half of the sixth inning. Alexa Singer picked up her only hit of the night on a single to first base before advancing to second on a Carr sacrifice bunt. Jordan Butters then sent a shot to left field to score Singer for the game’s only run.

The Lady Hornets’ defense held in the top of the seventh as they picked up the 1-0 win. Young, Singer, and Butters were all 1-for-3 on the night, and Yungwirth picked up her 8th win of the year as she pitched a complete game and struck out nine batters.

The win improves the Hornets’ record to 19-2 overall. The team will be back in action on Tuesday, May 26 at 4:00 against Central Columbia at Moser Complex in Watsontown.

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Nine Hornets selected to the Northern Tier League baseball and softball All-Stars.

by Ed Weaver

Juniors Sarah Ingerick and Alexa Singer, along with five other members of the Varsity Softball team were recently selected to the NTL All-Star team.

Ingerick was named Defensive Player of the Year in addition to her first team selection. She led the team in hits this season with 25, scored 18 runs, and had a .362 batting average. Singer was also a first team selection and was also named Pitcher of the Year. In 15 starts on the mound, Singer went 11-2, allowed 86 total hits, and struck out 61 batters.

Junior Jenny Young was a first team selection in the outfield and Freshman Alyssa Yungwirth was a first team pitcher. Senior Jordan Butters was a second team infielder, Junior Darci Warriner was a second team outfielder, and Senior Paige Carr was a second team catcher.

Junior Dawson Prough and Senior Nick Levindoski were recently named to the NTL All-Star baseball team.

Prough, who led the Hornets at the plate with 31 hits, 2 home runs, and .554 batting average, was a first team selection. Levindoski, who leads the Hornets in RBI’s, was a second team selection.

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Come honor our fallen heroes this Memorial Day

by Morgan Koziar

What comes to mind when you think of Memorial Day? Many of us associate the patriotic holiday with picnics, parades, and barbecues. Celebrated on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day was originally meant to honor military men and women who gave their lives in battle. Unfortunately, this solemn American holiday is often not the day of remembrance it was intended to be.

Investigating the initial purpose of the holiday, Home Page correspondent Drew Patrick recently took the opportunity to speak with Master Sergeant Claire Emery of Wellsboro VFW Post 4907. This interview explored the significance of the Memorial Day, as well as the events that will be taking place in Wellsboro in commemoration of the lives of fallen soldiers.

The Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 25th at 10:00am. Parade participants will line up at the Green, then proceed to the cemetery where the honoring ceremony will take place. This ceremony will be held by the flagpole to recognize and pay respect to those who sacrificed their lives on behalf of our country. Please consider attending—we hope turn out will be high, so that attendees can honor and reflect on the lives of our fallen heroes.

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Susquehanna Health invites you to this Spirit of Women event!

by Chloe Quimby & Sara Vogt

What is the undisputed, number one killer of American women? According to the American Heart Association, the answer is heart disease. Other statistics reveal heart disease to be more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. Most sobering of all, each day in the US, one woman dies from cardiovascular disease in some form.

Thankfully, Susquehanna Health understands the importance of discussing the best ways to maintain a robust, fully-functioning heart. They are inviting all women (ages 18+) to boost their “heart smarts” during their Be Heart Smart function this June. Event speakers are interventional cardiologist, Dr. Leslie Webb, and cardiologist Dr. Joseph Bering, who will be sharing the top ten things you can do to have a strong and healthy heart. Additionally, the time will include a FAQ session so attendees can get answers about their own heart concerns.

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This free event will be held at the Deane Center here in Wellsboro on June 3rd, from 5:00-7:00pm. The evening will consist of registration, hors d’oeuvres, shopping, health screenings, and an opportunity to register for door prizes. These screenings are blood pressure, EKG, and body composition analysis (looking at percentage of body fat and lean muscle mass). Afterward, participants will be treated to the experts’ presentations, as well as a delicious, heart-healthy dinner.

* You must be a Spirit of Women member to attend. Please register by May 27 (seating is limited!) You can do so by calling: 1-888-720-8461.

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Birthday cards for WWII US Navy Veteran Mr. Kuntz 100th Birthday

by Dawn Pletcher & Goodies For Our Troops

I hope you’ll all want to send cards to WW II Veteran James Ralph Kuntz c/o Salena Catron.
3310 Orleans Dr, Kokomo, IN 46902
He turns 100 years old on June 15, 2015

More info on Facebook.

Pictures below from the Facebook event page – WW II Veteran US Navy Sailor James Ralph Kuntz who was on USS Swenney and more recently with his mailman hat.

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Gluten Free Is As Easy As 1-2-3 with Laurel Health

by Sara Vogt – May 20, 2015

Information, information, information – but what is right for you? The “gluten-free diet” has become something of a fad in recent years, but should you be gluten free? Wellsboro Laurel Health Center is hosting a free community event on Sunday May 31st from 2:00-4:00 pm, entitled “Gluten Free Is As Easy As 1-2-3.” Dr. Jona Lamphier will present a brief educational session on Celiac Disease. May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. There will also be an opportunity through an open forum to ask questions about your health care concerns with Dr. Lamphier and registered dietician, Kim Steinbacher. Find out how gluten affects people with Celiac Disease and how it may impact your life.

One of the questions to be answered at the event: how can I be gluten free in a small community? To help answer that question, local “gluten-free friendly” businesses such as the Shady Grove Natural Market will be present to show the different options for gluten free diets available in our area.

For more information you may call Margo Kimble at (570)-723-0500 or e-mail her at mkimble@laurelhs.org.

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Summer fun and activities are just around the corner!

by John Vogt – May 19, 2015

Today on Wellsboro Home Page, Chamber President Marsha Chesko hosts Chamber Highlights. Marsha brings us up-to-date on a number of summer happenings taking place in our area.

The Wellsboro area is coming alive with all kinds of summer activities. The fishing season is upon us! Grab your rod and reel and head out to one of our beautiful lakes for some great fishing. Also on the water – kayaking, white water rafting and canoeing are being enjoyed by many.

Memorial Day weekend will kick-off more summer activities and attractions like Ole Covered Wagon rides through the canyon. The Tioga Central Railroad is gearing up for a fantastic summer season. Area golf courses are always a fun and beautiful experience. There’s also horseback riding and much more!

Downtown Wellsboro is ready for summer shopping and area restaurants will serve you some of the most delicious food that you have ever tasted.

The Susquehannock Trail Pro Rally takes place this summer on June 5th and 6th. Don’t miss it! The Laurel Festival will be celebrated on June 19th and 20th.

Make sure to watch Marsha Chesko on today’s broadcast for all the details on these events and more.

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Kennedy, Cameron & Colton selected for Tennis All-Star Team

by Ed Weaver – May 19, 2015

Junior Tyler Kennedy and Sophomores Cameron Berson and Noah Colton were just selected to the NTL All-Star boys tennis team.

Kennedy was a 2nd team singles selection and Berson and Colton were second team doubles selections.

“I’m pleased to finish our season with three of our five players being named to the NTL all-star second team,” said head coach Margery Hoffman. “This recognition is evident of our hard work and preparation with such a young and inexperienced team. Tyler Kennedy playing in the 1st position singles slot, played tough against the best players in District IV, including the new District IV singles champion, Tyler Dugan of Galeton. Our 2nd doubles team of Cameron Berson and Noah Colton had an impressive 5-2 record in their first year of varsity play.

“It’s a tough league, and to have a Wellsboro singles player and one of our doubles teams selected is very exciting.”

WellsboroAthletics.com would like to congratulate Tyler, Cameron, and Noah on their selections and thank them for all their hard work and dedication during the season.

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Inspired by the words of others

by Derrel Emmerson

“We all gain from the words of others taking what they have taught us and multiplying it through our faith, thought and our lives. Thus truth comes and is magnified through the believer from one generation to another.” D. Emmerson, Editor

George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington were important models of Christian living in their time and demonstrated faith, character, boldness, generosity, sacrifice, forgiveness, and the joy of life. They should be studied by all believers who take instruction from Christian examples of all ages. They lived out their faith in opposition and showed all believers how to live.

Booker T. Washington was a superb administrator, advocate for other and leader who taught people to be practical in their faith. He taught the downtrodden to put their “buckets” in the water in which they found themselves for resources instead of pining for better places. He placed character as a premier means to success in one’s life. He changed the lives of thousands with that message.

George Washington Carver, a scientist, discovered many useful products through chemistry and said, “God is going to reveal to us things He never revealed before if we put our hands in His. No books ever go into my laboratory. The thing I am to do and the way of doing it are revealed to me. I never have to grope for methods. The method is revealed to me the moment I am inspired to create something new. Without God to draw aside the curtain I would be helpless.” Carver showed us how to tap the mind of the Maker.

Recommended Reading: Unshakable Faith by John Perry; George Washington Carver: The Man Who Overcame by Lawrence Elliott ;Up From Slavery: Autobiography of Booker T. Washington by Booker T. Washington

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Highlights from the championship meet at Athens on Saturday, May 16

by Ed Weaver – May 18, 2015

Five members of the Wellsboro Track and Field team will be heading to Shippensburg University this weekend after qualifying for the PIAA State Track and Field meet at the District IV Class AA Championships at Athens on Saturday, May 16.

Wellsboro Junior Rich Tardieu qualified for states with a 2nd place finish in the triple jump at 42 feet, 4.5 inches along with four members of the Lady Hornet team.

Senior Lauren Bleggi and Juniors Jada Jackson, Lindsey Graver, and Raisa Rogers ran 50.8 seconds in the 4x100m relay, which was good enough for third place on the day to qualify for states.

Jackson also qualified in two individual events with second place finishes in both the long jump and triple jump. Jackson’s long jump was 17 ft, 10.25 in and her triple jump measured 37 ft 7.25 in.

The girls finished 8th overall with 35 team points and the boys came home 14th with 24 points. The Montoursville girls took home the top spot with 82 points, while the Milton boys won with 115 points.

Jackson finished 5th in the 100m (12.73) and Lauren Bleggi was 8th (13.1). Lauren Bleggi came home 7th in the 200m (26.82) and Freshman Anna Bleggi (5:41.28) finished in 6th place in the 1600m run, and Junior Haley Zuchowski finished 8th in the 100m hurdles (17.12) and 14th in the 300m hurdles (50.61).

The 4x800m relay team of Junior Camryn Keane, Seniors Caitlynn Butler and Annie Sweeney, and Anna Bleggi were 10th (10:42.58). Rogers came home in 7th place in the high jump (5 ft), and Junior Mikayla Feil was 14th (4 ft 8 in). Graver finished 11th in the long jump (15 ft 8.5 in) and 15th in the triple jump (31 ft 8.25 in).

For the boys, Senior Michael Pietropola finished 7th in the 100m (11.49) and Tardieu was 16th (11.89), Senior Brieux Thibaut finished 5th in the 200m (23.3), Senior Kieron Smethers was 13th in the 400m (53.95), and Senior Jack Chambers finished in 14th place in the 110m hurdles (17.34) and 7th in the 300m hurdles (42.48).

The 4x100m team of Senior Nick Marple, Smethers, Tardieu, and Pietropola narrowly missed the state qualifying time of 44.31 as they finished in 5th place in 44.8 seconds.

Marple tied for 4th in the high jump (5 ft 10 in), Smethers and Tardieu tied for 13th (5 ft 6 in), and Thibaut added an 11th place finish in the triple jump (39 ft).

Other local area athletes shined on the day, as North Penn’s Bo Burleigh finished 3rd in the javelin (172 ft, 1 in), North Penn’s Reileigh Wilson finished 10th in the pole vault (9 ft), Derek Nybeck came home 9th in the boys pole vault (11 ft 6 in), Alysa Davey-Bostic placed 4th in the triple jump (35 ft 5 in), and the 4×800 team of Brittany Weiskopff, Logan Wilson, Victoria Johnson, and Lyndsey Payne finished in 7th place finish (10:36.03).

Sayre’s Joey Galizia won the boys long jump (21 ft 3.5 in) and also won the triple jump (43 ft 5.25 in). Athens’ Breana Gambrell won the long jump (18 ft 2.75 in) and was 3rd in the triple jump (36 ft 3 in) behind Montoursville’s Kirsten O’Malley (37 ft 10.5 in) and Jackson.

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

by Home Page – May 16 & 17, 2015

It’s time once again to take a look at what happened the past week. The Weekly Highlights are a great way to catch up, but don’t forget that you can always watch the full stories from either our front page or the archives section.
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SILICONE SOIL, PLOWS & FLOWERS
The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is currently displaying an exhibit by artist, Chad Andrews. Mr. Andrews felt inspired to name his present exhibit “Soil, Plows and Flowers” to celebrate coming out of the winter season and looking forward to spring!
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HORNET HAPPENINGS – THE STUDENT COUNCIL
In this month’s edition of Hornet Happenings, Principal David Krick highlights the high school’s student council. The council is very active in the school as well as the Wellsboro community. Today’s highlight features a few of the council members, including President Natalie Mee, Homecoming Chair Jessica Smith, and District Conference President Darci Warriner. The 23 student council members meet on the first Wednesday of every month with two goals in mind: to promote school spirit through leadership and involve the community with the school.
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ART OF THE FUTURE
Last Wednesday, May 6th a special event was held at the Wellsboro Area High School – the 15th Annual Community Art Show! Students, their families and people from all over the area visited the school to enjoy and participate in the night’s activities.
Over 1,100 pieces of artwork from students in the area were on display, from paintings to papier-mâché sculptures. Business and organizations from the community also participated, including the Hamilton-Gibson Children & Youth choirs, First Position Dance Studio, Pop’s Culture Shoppe, Hometown Country KC 101FM and more.
“All the kids have done a fabulous job this year,” said Rock L. Butler Middle School art teacher, Heather Ladd. “It was fun to see it all as a collection.”
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A SUMMER OF THRIVE
Did you know that the average American youth (ages 8 to 18) spends 7.5 hours a day on electronic media? That adds up to nearly 113 days every year! What can you do? Help your child THRIVE this summer!

His Thousand Hills Ministries offers week-long summer camps where your child or teen will encounter high adventure, unique activities, great food, enthusiastic speakers, and caring adult role models. Your child will have 10,080 minutes to decompress, believe, and make life-long friendships, all while surrounded by the beauty of nature. Your child might just discover a new sense of purpose and passion!
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MU TODAY – THE NORTH HALL RISES
MU Today is produced for Wellsboro Home Page by Mansfield University. On today’s feature, Dr. Larry Nesbit, former Director of North Hall Library talks about North Hall. Mr. Nesbit recalls when the inside of North Hall was a worn and tired building.

But MU administration, students and professors longed for a building that would reflect the rebirth of the campus and a symbol of academic vitality. The building is comprised of 118,000 square feet. The renewal project became a massive undertaking that carefully merged functionality with beautiful aesthetics.

The interior of the building was re-designed with electronic information becoming one of the main focal points of the new library facility. The MU library became the very first university library in the USA where every seat was wired for computer access. Those improvements and forward thinking became the springboard into the wireless era.
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Take a tour of the redesigning of the historic North Hall!

by John Vogt & MU – May 15, 2015

MU Today is produced for Wellsboro Home Page by Mansfield University. On today’s feature, Dr. Larry Nesbit, former Director of North Hall Library talks about North Hall. Mr. Nesbit recalls when the inside of North Hall was a worn and tired building.

But MU administration, students and professors longed for a building that would reflect the rebirth of the campus and a symbol of academic vitality. The building is comprised of 118,000 square feet. The renewal project became a massive undertaking that carefully merged functionality with beautiful aesthetics.

The interior of the building was re-designed with electronic information becoming one of the main focal points of the new library facility. The MU library became the very first university library in the USA where every seat was wired for computer access. Those improvements and forward thinking became the springboard into the wireless era.

The finishing touches of the new North Hall included a holistic look with custom made furniture made of beautiful cherry wood with stunning brass accents. The wall coverings, carpet, and windows with their natural light make the North Hall a very pleasant place to be. Eighteen years later, North Hall is still one of the most functional and beautiful places on the MU campus.

We hope that our Wellsboro Home Page viewers will truly enjoy this special look at North Hall on MU Today.

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His Thousand Hills invites you to THRIVE!

by Johanna Vogt – May 14, 2015

Did you know that the average American youth (ages 8 to 18) spends 7.5 hours a day on electronic media? That adds up to nearly 113 days every year! What can you do? Help your child THRIVE this summer!

His Thousand Hills Ministries offers week-long summer camps where your child or teen will encounter high adventure, unique activities, great food, enthusiastic speakers, and caring adult role models. Your child will have 10,080 minutes to decompress, believe, and make life-long friendships, all while surrounded by the beauty of nature. Your child might just discover a new sense of purpose and passion!

Teen Camp (Ages 13-18) June 8-12, 2015
Junior camp (Ages 7-12) June 15-19, 2015

HTH wants parents to rest assured that your child will be in good hands. Their camps are staffed by:

– Certified Instructors
– Highly trained staff
– 2 Counselors in every cabin
– Onsite Emergency Teams

For more information, and to register, visit: http://histhousandhills.org/camps/register. If your family needs assistance with scholarships, visit this link and click, “Apply Here.”

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Tim Morey invites you to outdoor adventures at Hills Creek!

by Step Outdoors

Spring has sprung: time to play in the park! Come out Saturday, May 16 and use equipment for FREE: kayaking, canoeing, kids’ fishing, and fly tying & casting. It’s STEP OUTDOORS SPRINGFEST at Hills Creek State Park from 10am-3pm. Enjoy the concession stand for lunch, and there’s always kids’ crafts, hiking, and bird watching.

For more information call Hills Creek State Park at 570-724-4246.

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