A look at this week’s highlights (and bloopers!) on Wellsboro Home Page

by Home Page – August 1 & 2, 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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MAKING THE CUT – ROGERS & JACKSON
There are 8 million high school student athletes in the United States. Of those, only 460,000 athletes will compete at college – that’s only 17%! Home Page spoke to two Wellsboro Alumni who beat the odds on the first edition of Making the Cut, Regan Rogers and Jordan Jackson. Rogers is a 2010 graduate who participated in the high jump in track during high school and college. She attended Air Force Academy after graduation and had career highs of 5’8 (indoor) and 5’6.5 (outdoor). Rogers graduated in 2014.
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BACK TO BASICS – LIGHT & DARK
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
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DUNHAM’S CORNER – FAVORITES REDUX!
On today’s broadcast we feature the latest edition of Dunham’s Corner, with one of our favorite hosts: Ann Dunham Rawson! Ann is so much fun to watch – her camera presence is naturally mesmerizing as she takes us on a tour of her favorite things at Dunham’s Department Store! There’s never a dull moment and this feature is always informative and engaging. Ann sold me! In fact, Sara and I are heading for Dunham’s this week to purchase many of these fantastic items!
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THE COTTAGE OF GLASS
Here in Tioga County, we are blessed to live among so many talented artists. Every day we enjoy their creations and passions that enrich our lives. Today, we once again delve into the life of a local artist, who recently moved to our area to pursue her artistry.
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MAKING THE CUT – COLLEEN DEMPSEY
Women’s Soccer is one of the most popular sports in United State’s high schools. However, only 7% of high school women’s soccer players compete at the next level. Mansfield’s Colleen Dempsey beat those odds.

Dempsey is a 2010 graduate of Mansfield High School, who stayed close to home and attended Mansfield University where she recently finished her final season as a Lady Mountee.
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Do you have what it takes to compete at the next level?

by Drew Patrick – July 31, 2015

Women’s Soccer is one of the most popular sports in United State’s high schools. However, only 7% of high school women’s soccer players compete at the next level. Mansfield’s Colleen Dempsey beat those odds.

Dempsey is a 2010 graduate of Mansfield High School, who stayed close to home and attended Mansfield University where she recently finished her final season as a Lady Mountee. Dempsey was a four-sport athlete at Mansfield High School and was recruited to Mansfield University for track. There were a number of reasons for Dempsey’s choice to play soccer. Injuries plagued Dempsey throughout her high school track career, and she grew up playing soccer with her family. These factors, along with a soccer coach father, led to her decision to put on the college cleats. She played in 64 career games and started 44 of those games at defense and midfield. She was also selected as team captain her Junior and Senior year.

Academics were a huge part of Dempsey’s career as she was a PSAC Scholar Athlete and a Mansfield University Scholar Athlete multiple times. Her academic and athletic accomplishments have led to her being selected as assistant director of athletic communications at Sage Colleges. Sage, (a recipient of an NCAA Women and Minority Grant,) selected Dempsey after a national search and she will start her new role on August 1 of this year. The job consists of public relations work for the athletic department – (including running the website, shooting video, social media updates, and statistics.)

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Route 6 artisan pursues her passion and heritage with fused glass

by Sara Vogt & Chloe Quimby – July 30, 2015

Here in Tioga County, we are blessed to live among so many talented artists. Every day we enjoy their creations and passions that enrich our lives. Today, we once again delve into the life of a local artist, who recently moved to our area to pursue her artistry.

Originally from New Hampshire, Kathleen Schnell grew up in a family where handmade creativity was a way of life, a heritage passed on through the generations. Geneva French, Kathleen’s mom, and Catherine Moore, her grandmother, were among those who encouraged her artistic gifts to flourish.

The family chose to make a variety of products by hand through quilting, pottery, woodworking, carving, weaving, and rug hooking and braiding. Kathleen, however, fell in love with glass. Her draw comes from the dramatically different casts and infusions glass takes on in diverse lightings. Kathleen has been working with glass for over 30 years and enjoys the exploration of transforming it into unique, beautiful pieces of art. She began her work in glass doing stained glass, but has transitioned to fused glass most recently by taking classes at Cape Coral Art Studio in Florida.

Kathleen likes to use fused glass because through it she experiences the greater freedom of expression in colors and design, without the lines found in stained glass. According to the artist’s biography (provided on her website), we learned that fused glass is also known as warm glass or kiln-formed glass. Fused glass uses a variety of processes with different types of glass, varying amounts of time (2-24 hours), and a wide range of kiln temperatures to soften and change the viscosity of the glass. Sometimes a piece will be kiln fired more than once. It all depends on the visual effect Kathleen wants to achieve and the attributes of the glass. She offers artwork that is beautiful, as well as functional, and even does custom pieces.

The name of Kathleen’s shop is Cottage Glassworks. We asked her why the name “The Olde Cottage” was on the front of the building. She explained to us that before she bought her cottage, it was a shop that sold other types of crafts and artwork. Kathleen comments, “To have my own shop is a dream come true.” Cottage Glassworks is located at 13 Dantz Run Road Ext., in Wellsboro, PA.

When you visit Cottage Glassworks, not only will you enjoy getting to know Kathleen, but you will also find her surroundings a breath of fresh, country air. On the grounds is a farmhouse that was built around 1870 and beautiful gardens, and even some new baby chickens! Her land is also being cared for by a local farmer (Tim Webster). Kathleen lives there with her husband, Robert, and their two dogs, Ellie and Bailey.

During our feature, Kathleen displays a piece that one of our viewers has the opportunity to win! It is a flowered plate that can be used as a serving dish or a work of art to display, valued at $95.00. The details on how to win will be on our Facebook page. You can also watch Kathleen’s demonstration of a simple night-light project on today’s feature.

Please visit Cottage Glassworks Facebook page for more!

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The Fifth Season

Tag along with Ann on a tour of her favorite items at Dunham’s!

by John Vogt – July 29, 2015

On today’s broadcast we feature the latest edition of Dunham’s Corner, with one of our favorite hosts: Ann Dunham Rawson! Ann is so much fun to watch – her camera presence is naturally mesmerizing as she takes us on a tour of her favorite things at Dunham’s Department Store! There’s never a dull moment and this feature is always informative and engaging. Ann sold me! In fact, Sara and I are heading for Dunham’s this week to purchase many of these fantastic items!

One of Ann’s newest favorites is Wet-it! I’m not going to tell you what it is – you’ll have to watch today’s feature, because mere words won’t do it justice. Ann also brings her own Wet-it from home that’s still going strong. It’s very impressive. Sara and I will try our best to save some Wet-its for you, but you better hurry. I have a feeling that this item will be sold very quickly! You have to have your very own Wet-it!

Wait until you see the Wild Maine Blueberry Dam! An item provoking worthy discussion of beavers’ living quarters. You don’t want to miss this. Sara and I will also be purchasing this favorite.

Then there’s the Nikibiki “all-seamless” clothing. Who knew? Nikibiki apparel is top quality clothing, and you can purchase it right here in Wellsboro, PA at Dunham’s Department Store.

Dunham’s sales associate Pixi Moritz shares about some fun things to do with the kiddos on “rainy-yucky days!” Pixi always has awesome gift ideas – so if you’re ever stuck, look for Pixi and pick her brain. She will never let you down.

Johanna Vogt helps Ann by modeling hand bags and sun glasses. The bags are amazing and the sun glasses are perfectly priced. All are quality products at Dunham’s.

Sara Vogt assists Ann in demonstrating the Crabtree & Evelyn products. C&E nail products are simply outstanding, and so much better for your health than many other nail products. Even their polish remover is amazing and safe. For absolutely beautiful nails, this is a must. You have to see this wonderful product! Be sure to watch today’s Dunham’s Corner feature and then stop into Dunham’s Department Store to pick up your favorite nail color. You will love this company.

Jeff Rawson wraps things up today as he reveals one of his best loved toys from the Dunham’s toy department – the Paw Patrol action figures! Jeff does a thorough review of this product, covering all the bells and whistles and reasons to purchase this item. He sold me! I know I want one, because it comes with a badge!

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You don’t have to fear the dark or the unknown…

by Pastor TJ Freeman – July 28, 2015

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.

He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’”

And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

Have you ever been in a room so dark you couldn’t see your hand in front of your face?

Children — and many adults — often admit that they are afraid of the dark.

But, is it really the darkness they are afraid of? No.

The real source of the fear is not the darkness, but the unknown.

You may not be afraid of the dark, but I’ll bet you can relate to the anxiety associated with the unknown.

What if I lose my job?

What if I can’t pay my bills?

What if I develop a disease?

What if a loved one is hurt?

What if I’m not accepted?

In a world where pain and hardship are real, anxiety about the unknown is understandable.

But, what if I told you that there was a light shining into that darkness?

The passage I opened with is found in the 1st chapter of the book of John — and it’s there we learn that Jesus, the Son of God, is the light that shines into the darkness.

Friend, if you are in Christ, you have no reason to fear! You can trust Him who has overcome the darkness.

If you’ve not placed your faith in Christ alone for the forgiveness of your sins, you’re still living in darkness. Unless something changes you’ll spend an eternity separated from God in total, terrifying darkness.

Take some time today to read God’s Word — you can begin where I did in the book of John — and ask God to help you turn from the darkness — so that you too may walk in the light of Christ for all eternity.

Pastor TJ can be reached via phone: (570)-724-3741
Or by email: tj@wellsborobible.com

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What is the difference between bees and those offending hornets?

by Melissa Bravo – July 27, 2015

With all the buzz about bees and pollinators, this week’s article is about the other side of bees. The business end so to speak. We’re talking about those darn stingers.

A recent posting on the Tioga County PA Online Garage Sale Facebook page by Briana Winger regarding a questionable looking hive on the underside of a vehicle she wanted to post for sale, resounded in over 100 comments. Comment’s ranged from how to determine if the offending hive in question was a bee hive, or a hornet nest, to all sorts of antidotal- as well as tried and proven, methods on how to remove it.

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So, what is the difference between bees and those offending hornets?

Other than the Africanized honeybee which is known to be more aggressive, most bees are generally peaceful foragers. Let’s take the humble bumble bee for example. The Pennsylvania bumble bee (Bombus pensylvanicus) is just one subspecies of more than 250 species in the genus Bombus – a member of the tribe Bombini for those of you who are interested in the phylogenic’s of bee taxonomy. The familiar looking black and yellow striped body covered in fuzzy hair is a common pollinator here in the Northeast. The bumble bee has a long tongue that it uses to lap up nectar from flowers. As it does, pollen sticks to the bee’s legs and this is how many species of flowering plants are pollinated. Unlike honeybees, the bumble bee does not produce enough honey to over winter the entire colony. They also prefer to next in the ground in shaded areas.

It’s not uncommon for a person to literally run into a pollen laden bumble bee. They are slower moving than honeybees and it’s rather difficult for them to change direction, given the aerodynamics of their shape. It’s the brightly colored female queen and her same-sex workers that can sting you. Unlike in honeybees, a bumblebee’s stinger lacks barbs, which is why you can be stung repeatedly before the bee flies off with her stinger still attached to her abdomen.

Hornets, on the other hand, have a different take on things. Wasps and bees make up two distinct lineages of the group Hymenoptera in the superfamily Apoidea. The most common wasps are from the family Vespidae. You know them as yellow jackets and hornets. Unfortunately, there are another one hundred thousand of these stinging horrors out and about in the world. While some are satisfied to collect nectar or dead carrion for their young, most have evolved to use their stinger to paralyze their prey, often for the sole purpose of using their victim as an incubator.

While some of us only have a mild reaction to the toxic venom injected into our skin, many of us, like myself, have an intense allergic reaction which can quickly lead to anaphylactic shock, a life-threatening condition. A few years ago I literally walked into a nest of white faced hornets on an overgrown honeysuckle laden cow path. Despite a shallow dive into the nearby river which protected me from the rest of the angry mob, I was stung more than a dozen times.

So, swat at a bee if you must, but avoid those white faced hornet’s and yellow striped soda can visitors at all costs.

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Event to feature more than 75 vendors, veterans outreach services and more…

HARRISBURG – Senior citizens from across the 68th District, covering Tioga County and portions of Bradford and Potter counties, are invited to a Senior Expo hosted by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellsboro Area High School, 225 Nichols St. in Wellsboro.

The event, which is expected to draw up to 1,000 attendees, will feature more than 75 vendors from federal, state and county agencies; area businesses; and health organizations providing information and answering questions important to senior citizens.

“I encourage all area seniors to make plans to attend this fun and informative event,” said Baker. “There will be a great deal of information available on health care, financial planning, volunteer opportunities, veterans services, government services, and so much more.”

Baker said there will also be two educational programs provided by the Elder Services Work Group during the expo. At 11 a.m. a representative from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General will present a program on scams, and at 12:15 p.m. a representative from the Alzheimer’s Association will present a program on Alzheimer’s awareness.

The Pennsylvania mobile veterans outreach van will also be available to answer questions, offer counseling and help obtain veteran assistance. In addition, flu shots will be administered by Rite Aid Pharmacy to those who present their insurance card and select providers will offer health screenings for glucose, blood pressure, vision and more.

Admission to the expo is free, lunch and light refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be offered. Free shuttle bus service will also be available from nearby parking lots around the school.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Elder Services Work Group of the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health.

For more information, contact Baker’s district offices at (570) 724-1390 in Wellsboro or (570) 297-3045 in Troy.

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Do you have what it takes to compete at the next level?

by Drew Patrick – July 27, 2015

There are 8 million high school student athletes in the United States. Of those, only 460,000 athletes will compete at college – that’s only 17%! Home Page spoke to two Wellsboro Alumni who beat the odds on the first edition of Making the Cut, Regan Rogers and Jordan Jackson. Rogers is a 2010 graduate who participated in the high jump in track during high school and college. She attended Air Force Academy after graduation and had career highs of 5’8 (indoor) and 5’6.5 (outdoor). Rogers graduated in 2014.

Jackson is a 2013 graduate who participated in Cross-Country and Track in high school and currently runs for Bucknell University.

The NCAA website states that the overall percentage of high school student male athlete who go on to participate in collegiate cross-country and track is 5.6% and 4.7% respectively. When you factor Division I athletics, that number slims down to 1.9% for both sports. Only 5.8% of female track athletes play at the collegiate level, with 2.7% playing in Division I.

Both Rogers and Jackson were selected as top athletes in their classes. Both student athletes dedicated long hours to practicing and learning. When asked what advice they could offer prospective students, Jackson stated “make sure you are truly dedicated.” Rogers commented, “Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone.”

These two not only spend their time training, but are also highly focused in the classroom, as both were valedictorian of their class. Following today’s feature interview, Drew Patrick spoke with them about how important the “student” is in “student athlete.”

“Academics were extremely important for getting into such a highly competitive program and for staying eligible to compete,” Rogers stated, “It also goes the other way, being an athlete was crucial to my success as a student. Sports kept me disciplined and forced me to focus on the work I needed to get done in school.” Jackson echoed that statement, adding, “Academics are always my top priority. Athletics have provided me with the opportunity to obtain one of the best educations available. Time management has helped me succeed with both at the same time. My advice would be to use athletics to get the best education possible and maybe even get a free education.”

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A look at this week’s highlights (and bloopers!) on Wellsboro Home Page

by Home Page – July 25 & 26, 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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Wellsboro Outswims Lewisburg
The Wellsboro Summer Swim Team was back in the pool on Saturday, July 18 as they hosted Lewisburg at Packer Park. The Hornets beat Lewisburg 7-3 on the afternoon as the Wellsboro swimmers recorded a season high 104 individual personal best recorded times.
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L.E.E.K. Enriches Servicemen’s Lives
LEEK (Living, Enabling, Enriching, Kindness) Hunting and Mountain Preserve is a work of heart and passion for retired U.S. Army Col. Edward Fisher and his family. As we pulled up in front of one of the buildings used for housing volunteers, we could hear the grind of a sander. Looking around, we noticed a beautiful old red barn used for storage, a stable converted into a functional barracks (to house the visiting wounded warriors/disabled veterans), and a FEMA trailer that had been purchased for more room to house soldiers who have service dogs.
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Explore the Night Sky at Cherry Springs
Is your head in the clouds? Do you enjoy gazing up at the stars? Today our outdoor correspondent, Tim Morey, discusses an incredible opportunity available for you and your family at Cherry Springs State Park.
Pennsylvania is one of the best known states for having an incredible view of the night sky. If you are interested in learning about the constellations and looking for a wide-open, clear view of the stars, we have the perfect opportunity for you. Now at Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County, the night sky observation series is kicking off. It is out of this world!
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Decorating Decoded – The Perfect Floor
It doesn’t matter if you’re building a new house or replacing the floor in one or all of the rooms in your home, there are multiple factors that you need to consider other than just how it looks when it comes to choosing flooring. Flooring plays a major role in the look, feel and ambience of a room because it provides its foundation. Since it tends to be a costly investment and you want it to last a long time, it is important to make the right choice from the start.
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EMMF – Behind the Music
EMMF is beginning it’s tenth season, starting this Friday night at 7:30 PM at Mansfield University’s Steadman Theatre. On today’s broadcast we speak with a few of the musicians, who have been performing here for a number of years.
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Meet the musicians behind the music!

by Sara Vogt – July 24, 2015

EMMF is beginning it’s tenth season, starting this Friday night at 7:30 PM at Mansfield University’s Steadman Theatre. On today’s broadcast we speak with a few of the musicians, who have been performing here for a number of years.

Gita Ladd has been performing for EMMF since the very beginning of the festival. Stephen Gunzenhauser, the music director and conductor of EMMF, asked her to perform in the festival on five different occasions before she finally agreed. Upon arriving for that first concert season, she realized why Stephen wanted to start a music festival in this region. She loves the beauty of the area and the hospitality of those who live here. Ladd has played with artists such as Stevie Wonder and YoYo Ma among countless others during her career. She also teaches cello at Maryland University and encourages the young musicians to pursue their passions. For a complete bio, visit: www.endlessmountain.net.

Francisco Salazar started playing violin when he was six years old. His parents chose the instrument for him. After playing for a few years, he began to enjoy the sounds he was producing! He studied music at Juilliard where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degree. He loves being able to convey his deep feelings to his audience when he plays these amazing works. For a complete bio, visit endlessmountain.net.

Another musician who has been playing in the orchestra for many years is Lukasz Szyrner , who was born in Poland. He also started at the young age of seven. Over the years he has had many opportunities to enjoy and display his talent. Szyrner was the former principle of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the National Chamber Ensemble. He also plays for Quintango. Szyrner enjoys his time playing here for the festival and riding his bicycle across our hills. For more information about Lukasz, visit here:
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Or here: National Chamber Ensemble

Another important facet of the festival is their internship program, which is available to students pursuing a musical career. We spoke with Susan Bengtson who interned two years ago and now comes to play as a professional. She stated that most summer festivals are comprised of all students, while EMMF is mostly professional with students having the opportunity to play among them. She will receive her bachelor’s degree this next year. One of our Wellsboro High School students is interning this year with EMMF. Andrea Tsao joined the festival this season. This experience gives her a tremendous opportunity to play with professional musicians and learn from their years of performance and experience.

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Picking the perfect floor is easier than you think!

by Tabitha Dietrich – July 23, 2015

It doesn’t matter if you’re building a new house or replacing the floor in one or all of the rooms in your home, there are multiple factors that you need to consider other than just how it looks when it comes to choosing flooring. Flooring plays a major role in the look, feel and ambience of a room because it provides its foundation. Since it tends to be a costly investment and you want it to last a long time, it is important to make the right choice from the start.

Thanks to new technology, the innovations that have been made in the types of flooring available to consumers is overwhelming. There are many types of carpeting, engineered hardwoods, laminate, luxury vinyls, stone and tile. There are also green options like bamboo, cork and tiles made from recycled glass. But which product is right for you? Your floor needs to balance your needs and style. The perfect floor will depend on your lifestyle, budget and the amount of foot traffic it will have to endure. You will also need to consider the purpose of the room, the environment and how much effort it will take to maintain it.

Believe it or not, your lifestyle is the most important factor in determining your flooring choice. If you have an active environment with children, pets and heavy traffic, you will want to consider resilient flooring like tile, vinyl or wood instead of carpeting. Add an area rug if you need the cushioning underfoot, preferably with stain guard. Those with minimal traffic and little chance of mud and snow being tracked in, could install wall to wall carpet without much more maintenance than regular vacuuming.

Location, or where the flooring is being installed, is your next consideration. Carpeting is great in bedrooms and kids’ rooms because it’s comfortable on bare feet. It also helps provide noise insulation and reduces any echo in the room. But it is a horrible choice for bathrooms, laundry and utility rooms. These spaces need something that can resist water so hardwood and laminates are not a good choice either. The moisture and humidity can cause damage and warping. Consider vinyl or tile instead. Tile of course is the more expensive option, which brings us to cost.

The cost for flooring is priced per square foot and can add up quickly. Keep in mind, that price is for material only. Installation is separate and will increase the cost per square foot depending on the type of product you choose and the method and skills needed to install it. You may also need to budget for removal and disposal of your old flooring material as well as any underlayment that may be needed for the new floor, for example, padding for carpeting. So have an idea of how much you can spend overall to avoid sticker shock.

Being prepared with this information, you can be confident that when you go to your flooring retailer, you will be able to find the right floor from a wide range of products to fit your requirements, style and budget.

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The Wellsboro Summer Swim Team passes the Williamsport Waves in meet

by Kieron Smethers – July 22, 2015

The Wellsboro Summer Swim Team was back in the pool on Tuesday, July 21 as they hosted Williamsport at Packer Park. The Hornets beat Williamsport 9-1 overall on the night with a combine score of 495-148. Wellsboro almost swept the meet, but came up short in the 10 and under girls age group, losing by 1 point, 37-36.

Both the boys and the girls 8 and under teams beat the Williamsport Waves, the boys score was 39-20 and the girls score was 46-17. The Wellsboro boys won the 10 and under boys, with a score of 66-4. The 12 and under girls won 61-11 and the boys won 33-13. Wellsboro would sweep the 14 and under category winning 51-9 on the girls side and on the boys 42-7.
Rounding out the scoring, the 18 and under girls won 67-8 and the boys won 54-22.

The team will compete for the GSVAL Championship on Saturday July 25 At Mill Hall Pool.

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“Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars…”

by Morgan Koziar & Chloe Quimby – July 22, 2015

Welcome to Wellsboro Home Page. Is your head in the clouds? Do you enjoy gazing up at the stars? Today our outdoor correspondent, Tim Morey, discusses an incredible opportunity available for you and your family at Cherry Springs State Park.

Pennsylvania is one of the best known states for having an incredible view of the night sky. If you are interested in learning about the constellations and looking for a wide-open, clear view of the stars, we have the perfect opportunity for you. Now at Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County, the night sky observation series is kicking off. It is out of this world!

Weather permitting, these free programs are open to the public throughout the summer. The guided programs begin around 10pm and introduce you to many different constellations and stars. There are many telescopes provided at the park for your enjoyment. There are also park rangers in attendance to provide additional information or assist with any of the equipment on the grounds. Also, Cherry Springs State Park is known to be very cool, wet, and damp! It is recommended that you bring warm clothing and shoes to keep you and your family comfortable throughout the presentation.

It is important to remember that light affects your night vision and therefore your ability to view the stars, so extraneous light should be kept to a minimum so that you and other guests can properly enjoy the experience. However, if light is needed during the program, red cellophane is provided to cover direct light.

For more information, or if you are interested in visiting Cherry Springs State Park, visit:
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As Norman Vincent Peale once said, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.” Thanks for watching and remember it’s all right here on Wellsboro Home Page.

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“It’s not about the hunt, it’s about the healing.”

by Rhonda Pearson & Chloe Quimby – July 21, 2015

LEEK (Living, Enabling, Enriching, Kindness) Hunting and Mountain Preserve is a work of heart and passion for retired U.S. Army Col. Edward Fisher and his family. As we pulled up in front of one of the buildings used for housing volunteers, we could hear the grind of a sander. Looking around, we noticed a beautiful old red barn used for storage, a stable converted into a functional barracks (to house the visiting wounded warriors/disabled veterans), and a FEMA trailer that had been purchased for more room to house soldiers who have service dogs.

I met Mr. Fisher—or Ed, as he asked us to call him—at the shop where he was working on the sander and immediately felt welcomed. After I introduced him to our crew, he wasted no time in giving us a tour. His passion and heart was evident from the start as he shared with us what they do.
He told us the story of the Warrior’s Barracks, dedicated to a fallen soldier—Cpl. Jason L. Dunham of Kilo Company 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines—who died in Iraq, protecting his comrades by jumping on a grenade with his helmet. Corporal Dunham received the Medal of Honor for his heroism, and a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke class destroyer was named after him—the USS Jason Dunham. It was christened by Corporal Dunham’s mother, Debra Dunham.

As we left the barracks, Ed showed us a pavilion which had also been dedicated to a soldier from Bradford, PA. This soldier, Staff Sgt. James T. Hackemer, spent three and a half years in the Walter Reed Medical Center after losing both his legs in Iraq when his vehicle hit an IED. Ed mentioned that when James visited they would usually find him outside at the end of the barracks with a group of visiting veterans or volunteers, sharing stories or talking about things. What better way to honor him than to build a pavilion on the very spot that he visited with others.

The emotion with which Ed shared as he told of the lives of these soldiers was clearly evident. From the pavilion, we went to the Range House built by volunteer Master Builder Dave Gibble, dedicated in honor of Master Sgt. Thomas D. Maholic, who died in Afghanistan while covering his squad. Everywhere you look, thought has been put into what can better serve those who have given so much.

Ed then took us on a small tour of the 278 acres that he and his wife own. However, they have available to them an additional 3,200 acres from local land owners. When their neighbors found out what the Fisher Family was trying to do, they let Ed know that they wanted to help by allowing the wounded warriors to hunt on their land. He had made mention that sometimes the land owners will good naturedly argue who will get the next group of soldiers to hunt on their land.

While there, the wounded warriors are treated to home cooked meals. Everything is paid for, from their hunting clothes and rifles to archery equipment and fishing poles. Everything is catered to them on the hunts. As we toured a small portion of the land, Ed showed us where a few of the many tree stands were set up, and blinds throughout. They host six hunts a year: Coyote in March, Gobbler in May, Blackpowder in Fall, Bear in November, and Winter hunt in December.

Volunteers and donations are what help to keep the LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve up and running. They are a nonprofit organization and rely on donations and volunteers to help, from clean up sessions to cooking the meals they serve the veterans. The two days they usually get volunteers to come out and help with whatever needs doing on the preserve are Memorial Day and Labor Day. They host an open house in June every year, which is one of their big fundraising events.

At the end of the shoot, Ed graciously fed us three starving Home Page staff members before we left. He sent us on our way feeling as if our lives have been changed. We felt we will never have a bad day again and were left to reflect on the thought, “It’s not about the hunt; it’s about the healing.”
If you would like to learn more about the LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve you can visit their website www.leekpreserve.org or call LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve: 814-698-2112.

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Wellsboro breaks more records in their swim meet against Lewisburg

by Ed Weaver – July 20, 2015

The Wellsboro Summer Swim Team was back in the pool on Saturday, July 18 as they hosted Lewisburg at Packer Park. The Hornets beat Lewisburg 7-3 on the afternoon as the Wellsboro swimmers recorded a season high 104 individual personal best recorded times.

Lewisburg won the 8 and under girls events 45-19, while the Wellsboro 8 and under boys won 44-12. Wellsboro’s 10 and under girls and boys won 47-25 and 45-29. Lewisburg won the 12 and under girls 53-21, and Wellsboro won the 12 and under boys 37-32.

The Wellsboro 14 and under girls edged out Lewisburg 37-36 and the Lewisburg boys won 44-25. Wellsboro’s 18 and under girls beat Lewisburg 59-20 and the boys won 43-32.

A total of six individual records were also broken during the meet. Cathryn Brought set records in the 50 Freestyle (26.47), the 100 IM (1:05.63), and the 100 Freestyle (57.78). Emilie Kramer set records in both the 200 IM (2:25.06) and 100 Breaststroke (1:12.32), and Cameron Brought set a new record in the 25 Butterfly (15.16).

Two relay records were also set, as the 10 and under boys team of Cameron Brought, Sam Rudy, Hayne Webster, and Conner Adams bested their own mark in 1:03.04 in the 100 Freestyle Relay. The 18 and under girls team of Mikayla Feil, Kaitlyne Kramer, Olivia Kurtz, and Emilie Kramer set a new record the in 200 Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:49.23.

The team will be back in action at Packer Park for their final regular season meet on Tuesday, July 21 as they host Williamsport.

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

by Home Page – July 18 & 19, 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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EMMF RETURNS FOR 10TH YEAR
Endless Mountain Music Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary! For the past decade, EMMF has brought world-renowned musicians to our community of northern Pennsylvania and southern New York in order to enrich the cultural, economic, and educational life of the Twin Tiers region. This year’s lineup is no exception: you can expect outstanding performances by both new and returning guest artists.
Twenty-two events will occur over a period of sixteen days in areas of northern Pennsylvania and southern New York. FREE inspiration concerts will take place in Blossburg, Mansfield, Wellsboro, Westfield, Corning, and Knoxville.
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DRAPER’S SUPER BEES!
There is something buzzing around Tioga County at Draper’s Super Bee Apiaries. Home Page correspondent Morgan Koziar had the opportunity to meet up with Bill Draper and take a tour to see how the liquid gold is made. *Honey is a pure and natural sweetener prepared by bees from nectar collected from wild and cultivated flowers. To make honey from nectar, honey bees evaporate much of the moisture and add compounds called enzymes that change the composition of the nectar. Draper’s bee yard consists of 24 hives. Each hive can be found in one of the boxes that are stacked. There is what is known as a “colony” in each of the stacks in the bee yard. The more bees that accumulate over time, the more height the stacks earn in boxes!
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ALL-STARS FACE TIGERS FOR CHAMPIONSHIP
The Wellsboro All-Stars ended their amazing season last night in Tunkhannock as they played for the Section 15 Championship.

The Tigers scored first in the bottom half of the second inning on a passed ball. Tyler Bell crossed the plate, giving the Tigers their first run of the game. Tunkhannock held that lead until the top of the 4th when another passed ball brought Sam Rudy home as Wellsboro tied things up.

This game turned into a real pitchers battle as bats were held silent for both teams throughout most of the game.
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FIGHT CANCER ON THE GREEN
On today’s Home Page broadcast we visit with Ron Butler and Jenn Sporer about the upcoming Relay for Life event that takes place this Saturday, July 18th beginning at 10:00 AM on The Green in Wellsboro.
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MU TODAY – COMMUNICATION NOW
On today’s broadcast we go to the Mansfield University Mass Communication Department where MU offers students an outstanding hands-on experience in preparation for employment in the exciting fields of electronic media and public relations. From broadcasting to freelance writing, it’s all here at MU.

MU students work with the latest professional equipment available today and the most up-to-date editing software. Students also have access to numbers of HD video cameras that can be taken out for production classes. Public Relations students experience the real world of public relations in their PR workshops where they are given the opportunity to work with real-life clients.

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Enter the world of Mass Communication at MU!

by John Vogt – July 17, 2915

It’s time for another edition of Mansfield University Today. This program is written and produced by Mansfield University for Wellsboro Home Page.

On today’s broadcast we go to the Mansfield University Mass Communication Department where MU offers students an outstanding hands-on experience in preparation for employment in the exciting fields of electronic media and public relations. From broadcasting to freelance writing, it’s all here at MU.

MU students work with the latest professional equipment available today and the most up-to-date editing software. Students also have access to numbers of HD video cameras that can be taken out for production classes. Public Relations students experience the real world of public relations in their PR workshops where they are given the opportunity to work with real-life clients.

MU students have access to any of their professors and get one-on-one attention that makes a substantially positive difference in their growth and development as professionals.

Communication Professor, Gary McIntyre, says that MU’s internship program is very strong and that students have interned at such places as ABC, VH1, ESPN, and Studio City in LA.

This is very exciting news for The Home Page Network because we need interns! We had an outstanding internship program serving our nation’s capital area for over 20 years. Home Page has established internship programs with other colleges and universities such as Penn State University. We would love to talk with Professor McIntyre and any of the students at MU that he believes may be interested. Please spread the word!

Today’s feature on MU’s Department of Communications is both fascinating and informative. Mansfield University has a lot to offer! If you are considering a career path in Mass Communications, we highly recommend that you contact the Admissions Office at Mansfield University at 570-662-42432. You can also visit their webpage: communication.mansfield.edu.

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Locally produced instrumental album powers fight against cancer

by Andrew Moore – July 17, 2015

The Relay for Life team of Living Word Fellowship is funding the re-release of this album, Three Miles to Pine Creek, produced by David Vaughan. This album also features a new track, added as a tribute to David’s late father, Rev. Robert Vaughan, who passed away last year due to cancer. Three Miles to Pine Creek showcases over 25 Tioga County musicians and artists and combines the melodies of instruments with the sounds of Tioga County! Local sounds include wildlife, thunderstorms, gusts of wind, church bells, and even the Wynken, Blynken & Nod fountain on the Green. The album can purchased online via download from iTunes, Amazon MP3, or CDBaby.com. You can also enjoy this beautiful production on Spotify.

100% of the album proceeds will be given directly to The American Cancer Society.

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Join the fight, relay for life this Saturday!

by John Vogt – July 16, 2015

On today’s Home Page broadcast we visit with Ron Butler and Jenn Sporer about the upcoming Relay for Life event that takes place this Saturday, July 18th beginning at 10:00 AM on The Green in Wellsboro.

Ron is the Relay for Life event chairman and Jenn is the co-leader of this event that brings hope to many, and resources in their fight against cancer.

One of the wonderful attributes of our community is the willingness of our people to get involved helping and supporting others. Since our Wellsboro Home Page launch 19 months ago we have seen these acts of love and kindness in action over and over again. The Relay for Life of Tioga County gives us all the opportunity to come together once again, to truly make a difference for good.

On today’s feature Ron Butler gives us the complete run down for this year’s event. He tells us what takes place and when. Ron also takes a moment to thank this year’s key sponsors.

Jenn Sporer shares her heart regarding the luminaries and how each of us can participate in this important aspect of the event. Jenn said the organization is requesting that we each bring a canned good item this year. Those canned goods will be used to hold the down the luminary bags. Glow sticks will then be placed on top or the canned good item in the bag. After this year’s event concludes, the canned goods will be donated to the Wellsboro Food Pantry.

Please take a few short minutes to watch today’s feature, and make every effort to gather with family and friends, and join with us on The Green in Wellsboro – beginning at 10:00 AM for this year’s Relay for Life.

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Chilson’s walk-off hit takes it for Tunkhannock

by John Vogt – July 15, 2015

The Wellsboro All-Stars ended their amazing season last night in Tunkhannock as they played for the Section 15 Championship.

The Tigers scored first in the bottom half of the second inning on a passed ball. Tyler Bell crossed the plate, giving the Tigers their first run of the game. Tunkhannock held that lead until the top of the 4th when another passed ball brought Sam Rudy home as Wellsboro tied things up.

This game turned into a real pitchers battle as bats were held silent for both teams throughout most of the game.

Then in the first half of the 6th inning the Wellsboro All-Stars rallied when Connor Adams hit a long drive off the fence in right field for a double. Connors’ smash came within an inch or two from being a home run. Two batters later, Cameron Brought hit a dribbler down the first baseline, scoring Adams and putting the All-Stars on top, 2 to 1.

The Wellsboro All-Stars, who all played a great game, were just 3 outs away from the championship when a very determined Tunkhannock Tigers came to bat. Tyler Bell started things off with a walk, putting the tying run on first. Then Patrick Munley smacked a double into center field, putting runners on second and third. Ben Chilson became the hero for the Tigers, driving in the winning run and bringing home the Section 15 Championship to the Tunkhannock Tigers.

Both teams were recognized for their accomplishments by receiving first and second place pins. Tunkhannock also received the Section 15 banner, commemorating their win.

During the second half of today’s broadcast we talk with Josh Brown, Ben Chilson and both coaches.

On behalf of all of us here at Home Page Sports – we applaud the Wellsboro All-Stars and their Manager Steve Adams on a wonderful season and congratulate the Tunkhannock Tigers and their Manager Chris DeMarco on their Section 15 championship.

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This liquid gold is the buzz around Tioga County!

by Morgan Koziar – July 14, 2015

There is something buzzing around Tioga County at Draper’s Super Bee Apiaries. Home Page correspondent Morgan Koziar had the opportunity to meet up with Bill Draper and take a tour to see how the liquid gold is made. *Honey is a pure and natural sweetener prepared by bees from nectar collected from wild and cultivated flowers. To make honey from nectar, honey bees evaporate much of the moisture and add compounds called enzymes that change the composition of the nectar. Draper’s bee yard consists of 24 hives. Each hive can be found in one of the boxes that are stacked. There is what is known as a “colony” in each of the stacks in the bee yard. The more bees that accumulate over time, the more height the stacks earn in boxes!

An issue that Draper’s often run into are the bears! To prevent the bears from invading the bee yard, an electrical fence surrounds the stacks. Bacon is placed on the electrical fence to attract the bear to lick the bacon and warn them that this is not the place for them to bee! The actual process for gathering the honey begins with removing the combs from the hive. The combs are then placed in a machine that removes the wax capping from the honey. The honey is then moved to a spinning kettle that uses centripetal force to extract the honey. Next, the honey is placed in to a storage barrel to then be filtered. Once the honey is free of any impurities it is then packaged to be sold. Draper’s Super Bee Apiaries offers a wide variety of Honeybee products including beeswax, candles, soaps, honey, royal jelly, and so much more!

“Everything in this industry is recyclable.” Says Bill Draper as he explains how every part of the honey being made can be used and re-used. The bee farm often has other beekeepers come and use their facilities.

Honey is known as the first sweeter known to man and is frequently mentioned in the Bible.
“Eat honey, my son, for it is good, honey from the comb is sweet to your taste”. Proverbs 24:13
“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones”. Proverbs 16:24

Draper’s Super Bee Apiaries has been in operation for 40 years. The Draper family recognizes this success as the blessing from our Heavenly Father. Thank you for watching Wellsboro Home Page.

For more information about Draper’s Super Bee Apiaries, Inc. call 570-537-2381. You can visit their website at www.DraperBee.com or visit their facilities at 32 Avonlea Lane in Millerton, PA

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It’s time to enjoy the Endless Mountain Music Festival!

by Lydia Vogt & Johanna Vogt – July 13, 2015

Endless Mountain Music Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary! For the past decade, EMMF has brought world-renowned musicians to our community of northern Pennsylvania and southern New York in order to enrich the cultural, economic, and educational life of the Twin Tiers region. This year’s lineup is no exception: you can expect outstanding performances by both new and returning guest artists, including (but not limited to!) the following:

– Ching-Yun Hu, a remarkable Taiwanese pianist who received the top prize and Audience Favorite Prize at the 12 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv.

– Gita Ladd, a most sought after cellist in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area for nearly twenty years.

– Genaro Medina, an amazing violinist, originally from Venezuela. His professional orchestra career started at age 15 and he went on to become first violinist of his State’s Symphony Orchestra.

Twenty-two events will occur over a period of sixteen days in areas of northern Pennsylvania and southern New York. FREE inspiration concerts will take place in Blossburg, Mansfield, Wellsboro, Westfield, Corning, and Knoxville. To view a complete schedule, search for nearby events, and purchase tickets (age 20 and under are free!), please visit: https://www.endlessmountain.net. If you have any questions, please call: (570) 787-7800 or email: info@endlessmountain.net.

Come celebrate our community, see incredible artists, and enjoy the fantastic music!

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A look at this week’s highlights (and bloopers!) on Wellsboro Home Page

by Home Page – July 11 & 12, 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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PICK A PATCH AT ROCKBERRY FARM
‘Sparkling,’ ‘Jewel,’ and ‘Allstars’ of Rockberry Farms’ strawberry patch – these are just three of the varieties of June-bearing strawberries that owner’s Paul and Christie Blackwell have planted on their property along Dartt Settlement Road in Charleston Township, Wellsboro PA. Wellsboro Home Page stopped by the patch earlier this month to visit with the owner’s and learn more about the challenges and rewards associated with this labor-intensive agriculture crop.
The Blackwell’s would like to invite you to return to their place this fall for pumpkin picking. They have planted a small pumpkin patch ideal for young children to pick with their parent’s. You can find out more about the progress of the pumpkin patch and picking dates on their Facebook page ‘Rockberry Farms’.
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CAMP CADET AIMS TO SAVE LIVES
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DUNHAM’S CORNER – MY FAVORITE THINGS
On today’s broadcast we feature the latest edition of Dunham’s Corner, with one of our favorite hosts: Ann Dunham Rawson! Ann is so much fun to watch – her camera presence is naturally mesmerizing as she takes us on a tour of her favorite things at Dunham’s Department Store! There’s never a dull moment and this feature is always informative and engaging. Ann sold me! In fact, Sara and I are heading for Dunham’s this week to purchase many of these fantastic items!
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WELLSBORO SWIMMERS BREAK RECORDS
On Tuesday, July 7th the Wellsboro Summer Swim Team competed against Jersey Shore in their first home meet of the season. The event turned out to be a record-breaking night. The following swimmers made their mark:
Cameron Brought, (in the 10 & under 25 Yard Backstroke), set a new record with a time of 17.08. Emilie Kramer completed the 18 & under 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:14.12. The team of Sam Rudy, Cameron Brought, Conner Adams, and Hayne Webster finished the 10 & under Boys 100 Medley Relay with a time of 1:14.25. These four also set a record in the 100 Free Relay with a time of 1:03.46. The team consisting of Mikayla Feil, Olivia Kurtz, Kaitlyne Kramer, and Emilie Kramer completed the 18 and Under Girls 200 Free Relay with a time of 1:49.84. There were also a total of 83 personal bests on the night.
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“VANISHING THINGS SING AGAIN”
This past weekend, the new exhibit opened at the Gmenier Art and Cultural Center in Wellsboro. Many came to enjoy the work of three artists: Mike Biddison, Dale Witherow, and Tucker Worthington. The last time they exhibited together was thirty years ago, also at the Gmenier. Mike met Tucker when he was in his teens, and later met Dale at college. Since that time, the talented artists have encouraged and supported each other in their different pursuits of art.

Tucker’s part of the exhibit includes landscapes of Stony Fork, Mars, and a wonderful depiction of a barber shop then and now, just to mention a few highlights. His work is rich in color and expression. Of his time at Stony Fork, he says, “When I go to the creek it is almost like going to church. You walk into a place and feel everything that is going on.”

Dale, formerly an art professor at Mansfield, has enjoyed painting a variety of subjects ranging from his landscapes to his many abstracts. When asked how we should view an abstract piece, he responds, “It is your relationship with the work, it has nothing to do with me. It has more to do [with] what you bring to it. My byline for all of these is everything is a self-portrait, and it is also one of you when you look at it. You are telling us what you see and what you feel, more on what you feel than what you see.”

As for Mike, growing up in Wellsboro he loved going to the dump with his father and brother, and he would often bring home more “trash” than what they left. Now, many years later, Mike comments, “Things that we throw away, that is what my art is made of. It feels like some kind of a holy mission to pull things out of the dumpster that should not have been in the dumpster to begin with. We have vanishing things that I want to let sing again.” Mike’s art starts small and he adds to it until it is complete.
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Gmeiner opens new exhibit featuring work from 3 artists

by Sara Vogt & Chloe Quimby – July 10, 2015

This past weekend, the new exhibit opened at the Gmenier Art and Cultural Center in Wellsboro. Many came to enjoy the work of three artists: Mike Biddison, Dale Witherow, and Tucker Worthington. The last time they exhibited together was thirty years ago, also at the Gmenier. Mike met Tucker when he was in his teens, and later met Dale at college. Since that time, the talented artists have encouraged and supported each other in their different pursuits of art.

Tucker’s part of the exhibit includes landscapes of Stony Fork, Mars, and a wonderful depiction of a barber shop then and now, just to mention a few highlights. His work is rich in color and expression. Of his time at Stony Fork, he says, “When I go to the creek it is almost like going to church. You walk into a place and feel everything that is going on.”

Dale, formerly an art professor at Mansfield, has enjoyed painting a variety of subjects ranging from his landscapes to his many abstracts. When asked how we should view an abstract piece, he responds, “It is your relationship with the work, it has nothing to do with me. It has more to do [with] what you bring to it. My byline for all of these is everything is a self-portrait, and it is also one of you when you look at it. You are telling us what you see and what you feel, more on what you feel than what you see.”

As for Mike, growing up in Wellsboro he loved going to the dump with his father and brother, and he would often bring home more “trash” than what they left. Now, many years later, Mike comments, “Things that we throw away, that is what my art is made of. It feels like some kind of a holy mission to pull things out of the dumpster that should not have been in the dumpster to begin with. We have vanishing things that I want to let sing again.” Mike’s art starts small and he adds to it until it is complete.

When asked what he thinks about art today, Mike replied, “I am pretty optimistic that art has the basic tools to make us create a life that feels worth living, having fun with and making community happen. I don’t think there is anything on the ropes about the arts. I think we have barely scratched the surface of what can be used for, and it is minimized in its importance.”

This exhibit is definitely worth your time and maybe even your money. Many of the pieces are for sale, making it possible to add them to your own collection in your home or business. For more information on the featured artists and their personal lives, check out a copy of Mountain Home Magazine.

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Wellsboro wins over Jersey Shore in first home meet of the season

by Drew Patrick & Andrew Moore – July 9, 2015

On Tuesday, July 7th the Wellsboro Summer Swim Team competed against Jersey Shore in their first home meet of the season. The event turned out to be a record-breaking night. The following swimmers made their mark:

Cameron Brought, (in the 10 & under 25 Yard Backstroke), set a new record with a time of 17.08. Emilie Kramer completed the 18 & under 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:14.12. The team of Sam Rudy, Cameron Brought, Conner Adams, and Hayne Webster finished the 10 & under Boys 100 Medley Relay with a time of 1:14.25. These four also set a record in the 100 Free Relay with a time of 1:03.46. The team consisting of Mikayla Feil, Olivia Kurtz, Kaitlyne Kramer, and Emilie Kramer completed the 18 and Under Girls 200 Free Relay with a time of 1:49.84. There were also a total of 83 personal bests on the night.

Age Results:

The Wellsboro 8 & Under Girls and Boys took first in their age group with a total of 34 points each. The Wellsboro 10 & Under Girls scored 51 points, passing Jersey Shore. The 10 & Under Boys did well too with 38 points. However, the 12 & Under Jersey Shore Girls held the upper hand, scoring 43 points, with Wellsboro at 31. The 12 & Under Wellsboro Boys passed Jersey Shore with 39 points. Wellsboro’s 14 & Under Girls scored 60 points, the Boys carried 42. The 18 & Under Wellsboro Girls had the highest score of the night, totaling 65 points. The 18 & Under Wellsboro Boys followed with 47 points.

For complete meet results, visit the swim team’s website here!

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Tag along with Ann on a tour of her favorite items at Dunham’s!

by John Vogt – July 8, 2015

On today’s broadcast we feature the latest edition of Dunham’s Corner, with one of our favorite hosts: Ann Dunham Rawson! Ann is so much fun to watch – her camera presence is naturally mesmerizing as she takes us on a tour of her favorite things at Dunham’s Department Store! There’s never a dull moment and this feature is always informative and engaging. Ann sold me! In fact, Sara and I are heading for Dunham’s this week to purchase many of these fantastic items!

One of Ann’s newest favorites is Wet-it! I’m not going to tell you what it is – you’ll have to watch today’s feature, because mere words won’t do it justice. Ann also brings her own Wet-it from home that’s still going strong. It’s very impressive. Sara and I will try our best to save some Wet-its for you, but you better hurry. I have a feeling that this item will be sold very quickly! You have to have your very own Wet-it!

Wait until you see the Wild Maine Blueberry Dam! An item provoking worthy discussion of beavers’ living quarters. You don’t want to miss this. Sara and I will also be purchasing this favorite.

Then there’s the Nikibiki “all-seamless” clothing. Who knew? Nikibiki apparel is top quality clothing, and you can purchase it right here in Wellsboro, PA at Dunham’s Department Store.

Dunham’s sales associate Pixi Moritz shares about some fun things to do with the kiddos on “rainy-yucky days!” Pixi always has awesome gift ideas – so if you’re ever stuck, look for Pixi and pick her brain. She will never let you down.

Johanna Vogt helps Ann by modeling hand bags and sun glasses. The bags are amazing and the sun glasses are perfectly priced. All are quality products at Dunham’s.

Sara Vogt assists Ann in demonstrating the Crabtree & Evelyn products. C&E nail products are simply outstanding, and so much better for your health than many other nail products. Even their polish remover is amazing and safe. For absolutely beautiful nails, this is a must. You have to see this wonderful product! Be sure to watch today’s Dunham’s Corner feature and then stop into Dunham’s Department Store to pick up your favorite nail color. You will love this company.

Jeff Rawson wraps things up today as he reveals one of his best loved toys from the Dunham’s toy department – the Paw Patrol action figures! Jeff does a thorough review of this product, covering all the bells and whistles and reasons to purchase this item. He sold me! I know I want one, because it comes with a badge!

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An Epic Expedition Through Proverbs!

by Drew Patrick

A couple weeks ago some of our local community churches held a VBS, but the bible school spirit is not over yet – the First Baptist church of Wellsboro is holding their own bible school, Camp Kilimanjaro! Students will “travel” to Africa to learn how we should deal with conflicts in our lives, and steps on how to make wise choices.

Camp Kilimanjaro will be held July 13-17 from 9:00am-11:30am, at the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro. All children, ages 4-12 welcome!

If you’re interested in pre-registering your child, visit their registration page here. Registration is also available the first day your student arrives. (Everyday attendance is not required, but is recommended.)

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Local law enforcement trains young “cadets” to never give up

by Home Page* & Camp Cadet – July 7, 2015

On today’s broadcast Home Page focuses on Camp Cadet. We visit with Trooper Daniel Doney, Trooper Angela Bieber, and some of the young people who participated in the program.

Camp Cadet is a five-day experience for boys and girls between the ages of twelve and thirteen. They are exposed to law enforcement activities and are provided an opportunity to get to know police officers on a personal basis. The purpose of Camp Cadet is to provide insight into police training and the overall expectations of a police officer. This program is a true-to-life experience, patterned after municipal and state police training.

The cadets are challenged by classroom instruction and physical activities. They are also taught self-discipline and how to work as team players. When self-discipline of the cadet breaks down, pushups or other physical exercises are implemented. However, this program is not a recreational camp, nor is it a disciplinary camp for problem youth. The camp is designed to provide participants with better understanding of law enforcement activities as they learn self-discipline, make new friends, and work as part of a team. The discipline training fosters a positive attitude, which helps many graduating cadets attain goals they once thought to be unattainable.

Top cadets are chosen from each company and out of those cadets there are two honorary cadets, one male and one female, selected to go the commissioner’s camp next August.

The top female cadet is chosen in honor of Staff Sgt. Ryan Ostrom, who was killed in Afghanistan while serving with the Army National Guard. Sgt. Ostrom was from Liberty, PA. This year’s top female cadet is Sarah Cornish from Coudersport, PA. Sarah is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cornish.

The top male cadet is chosen in honor of Trooper Joseph Welsh from the Mansfield, PA barracks, who was killed in the line of duty. This year’s top male winner is Jeremiah Rumsey from the Westfield Area. Jeremiah is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rumsey.

This year’s Camp Cadet turned out to be a wonderful and life changing experience for the sixty-five young cadets who attended and stayed with it throughout the program. Not everyone ends up staying, even with efforts of the officers encouraging them to stay.

The first two days can be quite an adjustment period for the young people who attend. But those who persevere gain an experience that will that will last a life time. Students are exposed to crime scene investigation procedures, the proper way to fire a weapon (with laser shooters), and room inspections just to name a few Camp Cadet events. They are also visited by EMS, FBI, State Police, Medevac Helicopter Crews, The Road Dawgs—a police officer motorcycle club—as well as other special appearances from people involved in criminal justice.

The Home Page Network would like to thank the amazing people involved in putting on this special program known as Camp Cadet. We are sure that you are making a difference for good in our community. We encourage our Home Page family of viewers to consider next year’s Camp Cadet Program for your sons and daughters, ages twelve and thirteen. It’s the opportunity of a life time. For more information on Camp Cadet, please go to the Northern Tier Camp Cadet Facebook page, or call Tioga County Partnership for Community Health at (570)-723-0520. Thanks for watching. You are greatly appreciated.

*(Written by Rhonda Pearson, John Vogt, Camp Cadet – edited by Chloe Quimby)

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From strawberries to pumpkins, your seasonal favorites are here!

by Melissa Bravo – July 6, 2015

‘Sparkling,’ ‘Jewel,’ and ‘Allstars’ of Rockberry Farms’ strawberry patch – these are just three of the varieties of June-bearing strawberries that owner’s Paul and Christie Blackwell have planted on their property along Dartt Settlement Road in Charleston Township, Wellsboro PA. Wellsboro Home Page stopped by the patch earlier this month to visit with the owner’s and learn more about the challenges and rewards associated with this labor-intensive agriculture crop.

Paul and Christie both grew up on dairy farms here in Tioga County. “I’ve always been around farming,” Paul said “and wanted to try something different.” His decision to turn an acre of lawn into a strawberry patch three years ago is now bearing the fruits of their labor.

“Last year the patch yielded 550 quarts,” Christie Blackwell said, adding that most of those were from the 2013 planting of the Cornell University variety ‘Honeoye’. This early-midseason variety is highly desired by home gardeners and commercial growers. The large fruits have a super sweet flavor if they are picked before they over ripen, and the plants are very winter hardy. They grow vigorous, producing early runner production and heavy yields. However, it is susceptible to red stele disease so planting other varieties is an added measure of protection. There are more than 30 varieties of strawberries producers can choose from that could be planted in our area, according to Cornell University’s Strawberry Variety fact sheet on their Berry Resources web-site. Variety selection is important because each one has advantages and disadvantages that are influenced by the type of soil, drainage, and disease resistance.

The Blackwell’s added ‘Jewel’, ‘Sparkle’, and ‘Allstar to the patch to spread out their risk and now have close to 1,000 plants. While all four of these varieties will ripen sometime in June they are differentiated further as early season, mid-season, and late season which give producers an opportunity to stretch the berry season over four weeks if the weather cooperates.

“This year we had hoped to be around 1,000 quarts but the damp weather has really impacted the picking season, and a lot of berries have molded before they could be picked” Christie explained. “In a normal June we’d expect to have a good two weeks of picking for a patch of this size but the weather has not cooperated”.

Unfortunately, since filming this feature the area received another 3 inches of rain which ended the picking season for most of the region. Still, the Blackwell’s expect their patch to yield about 800 quarts despite the 5 inches of rain our area got in the month of June. Now that the season is over for this year, Paul will mow the old foliage down with his lawnmower and thin the plants before covering them with a light layer of soil. This is necessary to stimulate the plant’s to produce new crowns and roots. Plants can now winter over and produce a new patch of berries for next year.

The Blackwell’s would like to invite you to return to their place this fall for pumpkin picking. They have planted a small pumpkin patch ideal for young children to pick with their parent’s. You can find out more about the progress of the pumpkin patch and picking dates on their Facebook page ‘Rockberry Farms’.

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

by Home Page – July 4 & 5, 2015

Happy Independence Day Weekend! 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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NORTH WINS ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME
Seniors Michael Pietropola, Nick Marple, Kieron Smethers, and Nick Levindoski finished their high school football careers at the 25th annual District IV North-South All-Star football game on Friday, June 26.

The four Wellsboro seniors made an impact in the game as Pietropola scored two touchdowns. Smethers was the North’s offensive MVP, and Marple was the game’s MVP as he intercepted two passes on the night and had five tackles to help the North squad win, 34-30.
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COMMUNITY EVENT COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING
What about you? Do you want to make a difference for good in our community? We all look and see the needs, but many of us are not quite sure what we have to offer or how we would actually use our skill sets to change things? If this is you, then today’s broadcast is one you won’t want to miss.

There are many needs facing Tioga County, Pennsylvania. What if we could use our gifts and talents to make a serious impact? Johnny and Juanita Burguson join us today on Home Page with some great news: one of the key components in this week’s events is “Skill-Based Training.” In some parts of the world, this concept is changing everything.
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THE AMERICAN DIET – IT’S TO DIE FOR
Many people assume that the Standard American Diet is healthful. That assumption is inherently accepted by the majority of citizens because of our heavy reliance on the expertise of government authorities such as the USDA. We need to take a closer look at their recommendations in relation to the general declining health in American society.
The SAD is centered on chicken, red meat, cheese and other animal products, sweets, and processed grains, particularly wheat. To make matters worse, the typical person eating these foods consumes a tremendous amount of extracted vegetable oil. Not only does oil supply lots of empty calories, it also contains a suspected carcinogen – called 3-MCPD, monochloropropane – that forms when we heat extracted oil. Many of us cook all vegetables with oil, use it for dressings and add it to almost everything we eat, even the good foods. Keep this in mind – all oil contains 120 empty calories of fat per tablespoon.
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JULY 3RD IS FIRST FRIDAY!
Each Wellsboro First Friday is a little different, but we always have plenty to do, hear, and see – and lots of First Friday shopping and dining deals. On July 3rd, we’ll have goats, puppies and dogs, (and maybe kittens), for kids of all ages to enjoy! There will also be free art, music, games and activities in downtown Wellsboro, starting at 5:00 PM. (Stay up-to-date on First Friday happenings through the Facebook page.)
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A JOYFUL LEGACY OF MUSIC
“Life is like a piano; the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness.  But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also create music.” ~ Author Unknown

Last year, for the first time, Thomas Putnam of Hamilton Gibson brought pianos to Wellsboro’s Main Street. Many talented individuals came together to make this possible for our community. The process began with the donation of the pianos, continued through their restoration and decoration, and finally concluded with their placement on the street. Hometown residents and visitors alike took advantage of sitting down to play a tune. Now, once again, these pianos will give us all an opportunity to celebrate the people and the music of our community.

David further discussed the nature of our community’s love of music–for both the listener and the musician. He also touched on how we as a community can honor Katie Brennan by continuing her legacy of loving and serving others. Katie went home to her Lord on June 25th, 2015. For over twenty years Katie was involved with many local organizations, such as Hamilton Gibson as choir director, Trinity Lutheran Church as the elementary music teacher, and St. Paul’s Catholic Church as the organist and cantor. As music teacher, Katie taught the children at Trinity Lutheran School songs that helped teach them how to live. Her love of God, love of life, and love of others blessed all who knew her. As Katie would remind us, J.O.Y. is a great acronym to remember how to prioritize our lives–Jesus, Others, and You–putting Christ first and foremost, and others above yourself. Katie exemplified this lifestyle, leaving family and friends an admirable legacy.
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