Good shoes take you good places…

by Sara Vogt & Chloe Quimby – May 2, 2016

Has your get up and go got up and left? Well, it’s time to get it back! Whether you are 65 years old like me, Sara, a 20-year-old like Morgan, or even 6 like Julianna, we can all practice healthy habits that make us feel better and want to get going! We are women, encouraging women of all ages—to be their best, feel their best, look their best, and do their best for others as women of strength.
This time we are discussing great shoes, stretching, and posture!

Pick shoes that are designed to meet the needs of your particular activity! A specialized pair of shoes are an investment that has lasting benefits. What does a really good shoe do for the wearer? According to the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, proper-fitting shoes can enhance performance and prevent injury. There are running, training, and walking shoes. Walking shoes can be further broken into classifications such as hiking, jogging, and exercise walking shoes.

For the past nine years, I have ordered my New Balance shoes from In My Shoes. I have a narrow fit, and I found that the New Balance narrow fits me the best. In My Shoes is one of our family of advertisers here at WHP. Nancy Brooks helped Morgan and I find the sneakers that we were looking for Movin’ Together. According to Nancy, “Unsupportive shoes not only cause foot pain, but they affect your entire body. Supportive shoes are key to your body’s alignment. Let us help you find the proper shoe with the right fit…it makes all the difference!”

We also talked about the benefits of stretching. Stretching increases the range of motion in your joints, enhances flexibility, improves coordination, and increases blood flow to muscles. Regular stretching also helps improve your posture by preventing your muscles from getting tight. Many experts believe that stretching may also reduce your risk of injury in sports.

There are three stretches that are good to do anytime—the calf stretch, the quarter squat, and the ankle stretch. While doing these stretches, remember to keep breathing. You can hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. It doesn’t take much time for such great benefits! (Watch the video and do them along with us!)
The calf stretch can be done against a wall. Stand a little away from the wall and lean on it with your forearms, with your head resting on your hands. Place your right foot in front of you, leg bent (but not with your knee over your toes), and left leg straight behind you. Slowly move hips forward until you feel a stretch in the calf muscle of your left leg. Keep your left heel flat and your toes pointed straight ahead. Hold the stretch from 15-30 seconds. Most importantly, do not bounce. Switch legs and repeat.

The quarter squat relaxes your hamstrings, stretches your calf muscles, Achilles tendon, and ankles. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Keep your heels flat, and toes pointed straight ahead. Assume a bent-knee position (again, never knees over toes) and hold for 30 seconds. Don’t forget to keep breathing.

For the ankle stretch, you can hold onto a chair for balance if you need to. Lift your left foot and rotate your foot and ankle eight to ten times in a clockwise direction, then eight to ten times again counterclockwise. Repeat with your right foot.

Are you in a hurry when you are walking? I’m not talking about fast walking – I’m talking about in-a-hurry walking! Morgan and I both hurry from here to there! At college, Morgan rushes to class, putting her head down and getting there quickly! I find myself hurrying headfirst, too. But, when it comes to health, it’s better to slow down. Take a minute to stand up straight and walk heel-first, not headfirst. When you walk heel-first, it corrects your posture. When walking, you want your ear to be above your shoulder not in front of it! Good posture helps our bodies function better, too, especially our backs, keeping aches and pains to a minimum.
Next time on Movin’ Together we will be discussing healthy snacks to take on a bike trip! On this bike trip, we will have a special guest come along, and some of our family members are joining us too!

Sara has her certification in fitness training, and is known as a health coach to some, but her favorite titles are Wife, Mom, and Grandmom! Morgan is attending college at Slippery Rock and is majoring in communications. Julianna is enjoying her childhood.

Thank you, In My Shoes, for your help with today’s Movin’ Together feature. Nancy can help you find the best shoes for your sport, too, and she has shoes for the entire family. You can find her store online here, and here.

In our first two Movin’ Together programs our encouragement was to hydrate early in the morning and then follow that be eating breakfast! It sounds simple (and it is supposed to), but it takes determination to take the time to care for ourselves. Both hydration and breakfast give us energy and renewed strength.

If you would like to join in doing these simple habits you can watch the first two features for encouragement! Links for both!
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The Fifth Season

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

by Home Page – April 30 & May 1, 2016

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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EMERGENCY 101 – FIRE SAFETY TIPS
Today on WHP, our host and Emergency Management Coordinator of Tioga County Emergency Services, Benton Best shares with viewers tips on safely escaping a house fire on Emergency 101. Best summarizes the information with these three points:

1. Get low. Breathable oxygen will be found closest to the ground.

2. Get out. When exiting through a door or window, feel first for heat on the opposite side. If you cannot get through a door, cover the bottom to buy time. However, if you cannot do this quickly, focus on simply escaping the house.

3. Get help. Immediately following your exit of the building, go to a pre-set rally point so you can take a head count of family members. Go to a neighbor’s to call 911.
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TIOGA COUNTY FAIR CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
The Tioga County Fair celebrates 50 years of supporting the agricultural community. A number of community leaders joined together this past Sunday, April 24th to help kick off this historic year.

To offer congratulations for fifty years of the Tioga County Fair, Matt Baker, Representative of the PA House; Senator Scarnati’s representative, Deb Rudy; and Eric Coolidge, representative for the County Commissioner, came and presented citations from the different government agencies to the President of the Tioga County Fair, David “Doc” Reece, DVM.
Fair board members also attended, including Ellene Siegfried, Lori Hamblin, Jennie York, Marty Baker, Tim Kaltenbach, and Kevin Houghtaling.
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ALL LADIES INVITED TO A GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT
Do you need some encouragement to be proactive about your heath? If yes is your answer, then Girls’ Night Out might be just what the doctor ordered!

Susquehanna Health welcomes women (age 18 and older) to it’s 2nd Annual Spirit of Women – Girls’ Night Out event in Tioga County. It will be held on Thursday, May 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Penn Wells Hotel in downtown Wellsboro. This year’s theme is “Sparkle,” celebrating women with fun, inspiration, shopping, health education, entertainment and more. You are encouraged to come for all or part of the fun evening. Grab your friends to celebrate and enjoy: a stunning selfie station, dazzling door prizes, sparkling pink signature cocktail, and delectable hors d’oeuvres.
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MU PSYCH CENTRAL – STUDENT RESEARCH EDITION
Research! Research is a foundational part of Mansfield University’s Psychology Program. Students have ample opportunity to hone in on their research skills in courses including Research Methods, Health Psychology, Learning and Cognition, Advanced Social Psychology, and Senior Seminar. Each of these courses introduces concepts of the scientific method to students’ repertoires, so they have the opportunity to gain experience in understanding, reviewing, conducting, analyzing, and presenting their own research.

To showcase the hard work students dedicate to implementing their own research, Mansfield University hosts The Showcase for Student Scholarship, an annual program, which devotes a whole day to student research in all departments on campus. This year, Psychology students featured posters related to Forensic Psychology, Human Resource Management, and Sleep Habits. During their appointed times, students proudly stand next to their posters showcased in Alumni Hall as incoming attendees review their work and ask questions about their research.
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DUNHAM’S CORNER – MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS
Dunham’s is also saluting overworked moms with the “Relief for Tired Moms” prize bundle. Customers can register for this gift basket on the second floor of Dunham’s Department Store. The bundle is made up of donations from moms around Wellsboro and includes a 30-minute massage from Rebecca a Charles, a Riverwick candle from Angela Walter and Karen Walter, a Wellsboro Woodlands pendant from Heather Mee, a $25 gift card for Café 1905 from Ellen Bryant, and a $50 gift card for Dunham’s from Nancy Dunham and Ann Rawson.

Additionally, there are several sales running from now until Mother’s Day, which include 20% off Hatley and BSoft sleepwear; buy 3 get 1 FREE stationery; 20% off garden decor, flags, and decorative pillows from Evergreen; and Mystery Bonus Bucks on most purchases (Estée Lauder not included). Bonus bucks can be used until May 9th. Stop in at Dunham’s Department Store to pick out a luxurious gift for Mom—wishing you an early happy Mother’s Day from all of us at WHP and Dunham’s.
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The Fifth Season

Give your mom the gift of rest & relaxation!

by Chloe Quimby – April 29, 2016

Today on Dunham’s Corner with Ann Dunham Rawson, Ann talks to tired moms about one of her favorite eye products, Advanced Night Repair by Estée Lauder. Not only does it fights the key signs of aging—reducing fine lines and wrinkles—but it also works with your regular moisturizer to better hydrate your skin. Ann refers to it as her “magic potion.”

Ann offers three tips on how to use Advanced Night Repair, which are as follows:

1. For a dewy, fresh look, use about three drops of Advanced Night Repair on a sponge—that’s all it takes! Apply just above your cheekbone and viola, well rested or not, you are ready to seize the day.

2. To utilize as a “fatigue fighter,” dab a little Advanced Night Repair on the back of your hand and mix with your concealer, then blend under your eyes with a finger or sponge. This helps to fill in dark circles underneath your eyes and prevents your concealer from looking cakey.

3. Another neat trick—especially if your fingers crack easily in the wintertime—is to dab a few drops onto each finger and rub into your skin to moisturize and protect against splitting.

Dunham’s is also saluting overworked moms with the “Relief for Tired Moms” prize bundle. Customers can register for this gift basket on the second floor of Dunham’s Department Store. The bundle is made up of donations from moms around Wellsboro and includes a 30-minute massage from Rebecca a Charles, a Riverwick candle from Angela Walter and Karen Walter, a Wellsboro Woodlands pendant from Heather Mee, a $25 gift card for Café 1905 from Ellen Bryant, and a $50 gift card for Dunham’s from Nancy Dunham and Ann Rawson.

Additionally, there are several sales running from now until Mother’s Day, which include 20% off Hatley and BSoft sleepwear; buy 3 get 1 FREE stationery; 20% off garden decor, flags, and decorative pillows from Evergreen; and Mystery Bonus Bucks on most purchases (Estée Lauder not included). Bonus bucks can be used until May 9th. Stop in at Dunham’s Department Store to pick out a luxurious gift for Mom—wishing you an early happy Mother’s Day from all of us at WHP and Dunham’s.

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The Fifth Season

Applying research to the REAL world of psychology

by Nicolle Mayo, PhD – April 28, 2016

Research! Research is a foundational part of Mansfield University’s Psychology Program. Students have ample opportunity to hone in on their research skills in courses including Research Methods, Health Psychology, Learning and Cognition, Advanced Social Psychology, and Senior Seminar. Each of these courses introduces concepts of the scientific method to students’ repertoires, so they have the opportunity to gain experience in understanding, reviewing, conducting, analyzing, and presenting their own research.

To showcase the hard work students dedicate to implementing their own research, Mansfield University hosts The Showcase for Student Scholarship, an annual program, which devotes a whole day to student research in all departments on campus. This year, Psychology students featured posters related to Forensic Psychology, Human Resource Management, and Sleep Habits. During their appointed times, students proudly stand next to their posters showcased in Alumni Hall as incoming attendees review their work and ask questions about their research.

Additionally, Psychology students taking Research Methods II, present at the annual Research Symposium. Prior to their oral presentations at the symposium, students in this course are required to work in groups to conduct a psychology experiment over the course of the semester. Students usually conduct studies using other college students as participants. They use surveys, observations, and other standardized inventories to gather information and collect data. Students analyze the resulting data using a statistical program, SPSS. They then present their results to fellow peers, participants, and faculty. This year, group research focused on some of the following areas: Parenting Styles as they related to College Student Achievement, Stereotype Effects on the Formation of Social Relationships, Effect of Exercise Intensity on Psychological Factors, the Relationship Between Self-Esteem and Physical Attractiveness, and Effects of Social Media on College Students. Groups proudly presented their work on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

At the end of their undergraduate coursework, Psychology majors are required to complete a final project, or senior seminar paper and presentation, as a formal way of demonstrating their developed skills in areas of research. Although students do not formally conduct research, they do pick a psychology topic of interest to explore in the Psychology literature. They write a paper answering the major question about the topic and present the major highlights of their paper. Some of the topics presented this year include, Wilderness Therapy, The Importance of Family Time, Terrorism and Psychological Cult Influence, Traumatic Brain Injury, Premarital Counseling, Cognitive Dissonance, Developing Effective Parenting Strategies after Remarriage, Music Therapy, College Student Retention, and Residential Treatment Centers.

Although it takes sufficient work, students are proud to present their research, and feel incredible accomplishment after showcasing their work. Students take these skills into the workforce, graduate school, or other environments after they graduate and often report that they felt amply prepared and ahead of many of their peers or colleagues in understanding and applying research.

MU Psych Central is supported by the Mansfield Psychology Department, which includes Dr. Gretchen Sechrist, Department Chair and Associate Professor, who specializes in Social Psychology, Dr. Joy Patricia Burke, who holds expertise in educational psychology and specializes in school counseling, Dr. Brian Loher, Professor, our Human Resource Management specialist, Dr. Francis Craig, Professor, expert in Mind/Body Health, Dr. Karri Verno, Associate Professor, who specializes in Lifespan Development and Forensic Psychology and Nicolle Mayo, Assistant Professor, expert in Marriage and Family Therapy.

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The Fifth Season

Enjoy an evening of friends, food, shopping and health!

by Sara Vogt & Tonya Welshans – April 27, 2016

Do you need some encouragement to be proactive about your heath?  If yes is your answer, then Girls’ Night Out might be just what the doctor ordered! 

Susquehanna Health welcomes women (age 18 and older) to it’s 2nd Annual Spirit of Women – Girls’ Night Out event in Tioga County.  It will be held on Thursday, May 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Penn Wells Hotel in downtown Wellsboro.  This year’s theme is “Sparkle,” celebrating women with fun, inspiration, shopping, health education, entertainment and more.  You are encouraged to come for all or part of the fun evening. Grab your friends to celebrate and enjoy: a stunning selfie station, dazzling door prizes, sparkling pink signature cocktail, and delectable hors d’oeuvres. 

One of the wonderful attractions of the evening will be the free health screenings that will be available, including body composition testing, bone density heel scan, posture screening, blood pressure screening and TSH blood test vouchers – all while enjoying the company of friends and family.

Dr. Daria Keyser, a Susquehanna Health General Surgeon will be presenting health education during the evening. This year’s topic will be healthy, “Glowing Skin: Take Protection From the Sun!” Two presentation time slots will be available (at 6:00 and 7:00pm) for your convenience. Don’t miss this empowering seminar so you can learn to live your best and healthiest!
(On a personal note, Dr. Keyser is the daughter of local family physician Dr. Edmund Guelig of Wellsboro.)

Shop to your heart’s content at the many participating Business Rewards Partners, includeing: Damsel in Defense, Live Life Naturally, Perfectly Posh, Premier Designs Jewelry, & Silpada Designs – just to name a few.

Join for all or part of this fun evening! Space is limited! There is no cost but you must register to attend. To sign up for membership and register for this event please call 1-888-720-8461. A free gift will be given to all registered attendees.

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The Fifth Season

Five-run sixth inning pushes Wellsboro past Towanda, 8-2

by Ed Weaver – April 27, 2016

A five-run sixth inning pushed to Wellsboro Varsity Softball team to an 8-2 victory over Towanda on Tuesday, April 26.

After a scoreless tie heading into the fourth inning, Wellsboro finally got on the score board as senior Alexa Singer scored on a wild pitch to make it 1-0. The Lady Hornets added two runs in the fifth, as senior Jenny Young scored on a sacrifice bunt by senior Darci Warriner, then sophomore Brianne Keane was walked with the bases loaded to bring home senior Sarah Ingerick to make it 3-0.

Towanda got a run back in the top of the sixth to make it 3-1, but Wellsboro turned on the offense in the bottom half of the inning as Young and sophomore Sydney Tremper scored on an Ingerick RBI double, Ingerick scored on a wild pitch, Warriner scored on a Singer RBI single, and sophomore Alyssa Yungwirth scored to make it 8-1. Towanda added a run in the top of the seventh but Wellsboro ended any rally attempt for the 8-2 win.

Tremper was 2-for-2 on the night to lead the Lady Hornets at the plate, and Warriner was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Singer finished 1-for-4 with an RBI, Ingerick was 1-for-3 with 2 RBI’s, Young was 1-for-3, and Yungwirth was 1-for-3.

Singer pitched a complete game, allowing 2 runs (1 earned), 4 hits, and struck out 3 on 70 pitches to improve to 5-0 on the year. The win was Singer’s 32nd for her career and she has now struck out 192 batters during her career.

“We’ve been struggling a little bit offensively and haven’t had back-to-back hits for a while now,” said head coach Greg Carr. “It was nice to see the girls hit the ball solid for at least one inning and hopefully its contagious as we head over to Towanda and play them over there. You never know but hopefully we can keep it going and get a W over in Towanda tomorrow.”

The win, the 124th of Carr’s career, improves the Lady Hornets’ record to 8-2 on the year. The team will be back in action this afternoon in Towanda.

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The Fifth Season

How and where to fish for trout

by Rebecca Hazen & Chloe Quimby – April 27, 2016

As April has arrived again, so has trout season.
Trout season opened on Saturday, April 16th, and will continue through September 5th. The extended trout season then runs from September 6th through February 29th.
Don Kelly, owner of the Tackle Shack, notes, “All too often trout season is confused with the start of fishing season, but in reality, fishing is a sport that can be enjoyed year round.” Other fish species likewise have their own seasons during which they can be harvested, and likewise, most fish can be caught and released any time during the year.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, trout are classified as “a chiefly freshwater fish of the salmon family, found in both Eurasia and North America.” However, Kelly expounds, “[Trout is]…A fish, yes, but in Pennsylvania it is so much more than that. It’s a fish that brings together families and friends; a fish that connects us with the past; a fish that delightfully haunts the dreams of so many fishermen.”
Trout are generally stocked—that is, raised in a hatchery and released—in streams or lakes that cannot sustain their own population of wild trout. Trout stockings start in March and continue through May, the majority of which is done by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). (A full stocking schedule can be found on their website at http://fishandboat.com/stock.htm).

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“Cooperative nurseries and local clubs also help stock some of the fish. Most of our fish from the PFBC come from their fish hatchery in Bellefonte,” Kelly adds.
Those who want to fish for trout in Tioga County are lucky, because there are a lot of places to find both stocked and wild trout.

“Pine Creek is probably the most famous, but trout are stocked in many smaller streams throughout the county, as well as both Hamilton and Beechwood Lakes. Also, many of the tiny mountain streams and small tributaries to Pine Creek have populations of wild brown trout and native brookies,” Kelly says.

There are many different ways to catch trout, catering to fishermen of any age or skill level. Trout can be caught in a variety of waters, as well, from a boat or from the shore. In the lakes and other still water, baits such as powerbait, waxworms, minnows, small spinners or spoons, and small stickbaits all work well. In streams, some of the best baits are salmon eggs, salted minnows, butterworms, and various other live baits.
“Trout are the most sought after fish for fly fishermen too,” Kelly says, “and Pine Creek has some phenomenal fly hatches. There are many great stretches of water perfect for fly fishing. No matter how you like to fish, there are opportunities to catch trout across the county.”

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Before hitting the water, Kelly reminds fishers to take a moment and read through their regulation book or check out the PFBC website. Rules can change at any time, and it is important to stay up to date.
“It’s no coincidence that the state fish of Pennsylvania is the brook trout, and trout represent much of the history of Pennsylvania fishing. Presidents chased them, books were written about them, and almost everyone who fishes can tell a story about them. When you see that giant smile a little kid has while holding up his first trout, or you watch an old timer gracefully tossing beautifully tied flies to rising trout, then you will know what a trout is and its significance in Pennsylvania,” Kelly says.

Tioga County even offers opportunities for competitive trout fishing. These tournaments include the Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament on May 14th and 15th, hosted by the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club, and a Fly Fishing Open House at the Tackle Shack on May 28th.

For more information on fishing seasons, fishing regulations, or other queries, visit http://fishandboat.com/.

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The Fifth Season

County fair receives citations and new county fair queen is crowned

by Chloe Quimby & Sara Vogt – April 26, 2016

The Tioga County Fair celebrates 50 years of supporting the agricultural community. A number of community leaders joined together this past Sunday, April 24th to help kick off this historic year. 

To offer congratulations for fifty years of the Tioga County Fair, Matt Baker, Representative of the PA House; Senator Scarnati’s representative, Deb Rudy; and Eric Coolidge, representative for the County Commissioner, came and presented citations from the different government agencies to the President of the Tioga County Fair, David “Doc” Reece, DVM.
Fair board members also attended, including Ellene Siegfried, Lori Hamblin, Jennie York, Marty Baker, Tim Kaltenbach, and Kevin Houghtaling.

Almost everyone who works for the fair does so as a volunteer. One such volunteer, Annie Clark, has been a part of the Tioga County Fair for 44 years and is affectionately known as the ambassador of the Tioga County Fair. Annie has known the 2016 State Fair Queen, Darby Kasper, for many years through church in their close-knit community of Roseville, as well as their work at the fair. Annie remarks on the blessings of living in a small community, “When we live in the same community, it makes a lot of difference. It’s not only [Tioga County] Fair, but it’s church, it’s 4-H…it’s whatever we do. And if we need something, we know who to call.”

Darby Kasper is the first Tioga county representative to become the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen for in Tioga County Fair history. When crowned as State Fair Queen, Darby automatically released her county fair queen title. This Sunday, she crowned Morgan Kozier the 2015 Tioga County Fair Queen. In recognition of her achievement, Morgan will receive $250.00 gift from the fair.

Darby will reign as the Pennsylvania State Queen until January 2017. As the Tioga Fair Queen, Darby was awarded a $500 scholarship from WOC and $500 from the Tioga County Fair Board. Dunham’s Department Store was also a gown sponsor. Darby also received a $2,500 scholarship as an award for being crowned PA State Fair Queen.

If you know a young lady who would like to enter the Tioga County Fair Queen competition, you can contact Jenn Thomas at 570-662-9000 for more information. The next coronation will be held July 31st at the Main Fair Grounds in Whitneyville, PA.

This year’s fair will be held August 8th-13th. Check out the fair website at www.tiogacountyfair.com for more information.

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The Fifth Season

Remember: Get low, get out, get help!

by Chloe Quimby – April 25, 2016

​Today on WHP, our host and Emergency Management Coordinator of Tioga County Emergency Services, Benton Best shares with viewers tips on safely escaping a house fire on Emergency 101. Best summarizes the information with these three points:

1. Get low. Breathable oxygen will be found closest to the ground.

2. Get out. When exiting through a door or window, feel first for heat on the opposite side. If you cannot get through a door, cover the bottom to buy time. However, if you cannot do this quickly, focus on simply escaping the house.

3. Get help. Immediately following your exit of the building, go to a pre-set rally point so you can take a head count of family members. Go to a neighbor’s to call 911.

​Best also stresses the importance of making a plan ahead of time. “A lot of times during an emergency, we panic. But it’s important to have a plan, and to remember that the most efficient way out is the best way out…seconds count.” This was readily illustrated in a handful of demonstration videos, showing how quickly a room can be engulfed in flames – in some cases, in under a minute.
​For more information on how to make an emergency plan, as well as fire prevention, visit AmericanRedCross.org.

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

by Home Page – April 23, 2016

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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2016 MOLLY DRY INVITATIONAL
Northern Tier League track & field teams took to Mansfield University to compete in the Molly Dry Memorial Invitational on Friday, April 15.

Jersey Shore (111) won the boys meet and the Athens Wildcats were the highest finishing NTL team in 7th (40). Canton (37) finished 8th, Wyalusing (23) finished 12th, Northeast Bradford (14) was 14th, Wellsboro and North Penn tied for 17th (9), Troy (8) finished 19th, and Northern Tioga and Towanda (7) tied for 20th.

Mifflinburg (64.3) won the girls meet, followed by a tie at 2nd between Athens and Milton (61). Northeast Bradford (52.3) was 5th, Towanda (27) was 13th, Wellsboro (24.3) finished 15th, Canton (19) was 17th, Northern Tioga (17) was 18th, North Penn and Sayre (5) tied for 20th, Troy was 22nd (4), and Wyalusing (3.3) rounded out the field.
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PROUGH REACHES 100, HORNETS TOP CV
Senior Dawson Prough etched his name in the history books as he reached 100 hits for his career in the Hornets’ 14-4 win over Cowanesque Valley on Monday, April 18.
Dalton Prough was 2-for-2 with 3 runs scored, Dawson was 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored, Tremper finished 3-for-4 with 4 RBI’s, an Allen was 3-for-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Mundy started on the mound for Wellsboro to pick up the win. Rowland and Dalton Prough each pitched 2 innings each in relief.
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STUDENT SOLO CONCERT AT MU
This Sunday, April 24th, Mansfield University will be hosting its annual Symphony Orchestra Student Solo concert. The students will showcase a variety of beautiful pieces from various composers, including one orchestral arrangement and four solo pieces. The concert will take place in Steadmen Theatre at 2:30pm on the campus of Mansfield University. While the concert is free and open to the public, the university always welcomes charitable donations of clothing for My Neighbor’s Closet in downtown Mansfield, which helps fund educational projects in Tioga County.
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BACK TO BASICS – THE MONEY MIRAGE
In 1 Timothy 6:17, the Apostle Paul says these words:
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

Have you ever stopped to consider just how uncertain earthly riches are?

Billionaires can become bankrupt overnight…
Thieves can steal our most prized possessions…
401ks can fail…
Savings accounts can vanish…
Jobs can be lost…
And all of the goods we purchased can be destroyed. It is so foolish to put our hope in such uncertain things.

And so Paul instructs Timothy…command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant or to put their hope in wealth. You may not feel like you’re very rich, but do you know what it means to be rich? It means you have more than what you need to survive today. Compared to the rest of the world, most of us are living in great abundance…and as a result, we live in danger of placing our hope in wealth and possessions, which are so uncertain. Instead, Paul tells us that we should place our hope in God! After all, He is the One who richly provides all things for our enjoyment.

Friend, if you’ve been chasing the almighty dollar, let me encourage you to look instead to almighty God. Don’t waste your life striving to gain something that will never satisfy your soul. Turn to Christ and trust Him to provide for you as you enjoy His blessing.
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HORNETS FALL TO CV ON SENIOR NIGHT
The Wellsboro Boys Tennis team dropped their final regular season match, 5-2, to Cowanesque Valley on Senior Night.

Singles Results

Tyler Kennedy def. Nathan Pickering 5-4 (injury)
Jamie Colvin def. Nate Redell 2-6, 5-4 (injury)
Nick Caprio def. Noah Colton 6-1, 6-1
Alex Abbott def. Noah Fitch 6-2, 6-2
Elijah Ace def. Landen Kennedy 6-4, 7-5

Doubles Results

Colvin/Abbott def. Ryan Stough/Fitch 6-2, 6-4
Tyler Kennedy/Tanner Runyan def. Caprio/Riley Thompson 6-0, 6-1

With the loss, the Hornets’ regular season comes to a close at 4-9. Both of Wellsboro’s doubles teams qualified for District play, which takes place on Saturday, May 14 at Williamsport High School.
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Exhibit features over 20 different people from local communities

by Mansfield University – April 22, 2016

Mansfield University senior Emilee Andrews will be hosting a biographical photography exhibition on Saturday, April 30th from 5 to 8 p.m. at D’Vine Vineyard and Winery in Columbia Crossroads, PA.

The exhibit will feature a collection of images of seniors aged 70+ taken by Andrews throughout the semester, and they will be presented with the stories of the respective individuals. The event is entitled “Memoirs” and is designed to bring awareness to the importance and beauty of elderly lives. It will feature over 20 different people from local communities such as Ithaca, Corning, Elmira, Wellsboro, Mansfield, and Gillett, including WWII veteran Richard Rooman and wife of 74 years, Doris, who recently passed (see attached images).

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“Emilee’s images are revealing and incredibly evocative,” said Michelle Schlegel, Mansfield University’s Art Department Chair. “The work she is doing is so important, and I can’t think of a person more sensitive and thoughtful to walk this journey.”

Admission to the program is free and will include jazz music for entertainment, a dessert reception by Hall’s Candies, and a cake cutting at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

The Mansfield Foundation provided a grant to help fund the event in collaboration with Graphic Solutions. “I’m so thankful for their sponsorship,” said Andrews. “This has been one of the most enriching and inspiring projects that I’ve ever done, but it would not have been possible without their help.”

For more information about the exhibition, contact Emilee Andrews at:
(607) 215-2509 or
andrewsej11@mounties.mansfield.edu

Additional updates can be found by joining the Facebook event called “Memoirs: A Photography Exhibit.”

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ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Emilee Andrews is a senior at Mansfield University and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication: Public Relations and a minor in Business Administration. She has spent the last four years working as a wedding photographer for her own business called Earthly Bliss Photos, a freelance photographer for Star-Gazette, and a sports photographer for the Sports Information Department at Mansfield University. Emilee hopes to pursue a job within the field of photojournalism upon graduation, storytelling for people around the world.

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Hornets boys tennis team regular season concludes on Senior Night

by Ed Weaver – April 22, 2016

The Wellsboro Boys Tennis team dropped their final regular season match, 5-2, to Cowanesque Valley on Senior Night.

Singles Results

Tyler Kennedy def. Nathan Pickering 5-4 (injury)
Jamie Colvin def. Nate Redell 2-6, 5-4 (injury)
Nick Caprio def. Noah Colton 6-1, 6-1
Alex Abbott def. Noah Fitch 6-2, 6-2
Elijah Ace def. Landen Kennedy 6-4, 7-5

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Colvin/Abbott def. Ryan Stough/Fitch 6-2, 6-4
Tyler Kennedy/Tanner Runyan def. Caprio/Riley Thompson 6-0, 6-1

With the loss, the Hornets’ regular season comes to a close at 4-9. Both of Wellsboro’s doubles teams qualified for District play, which takes place on Saturday, May 14 at Williamsport High School.

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The Grand Canyon FFA held their annual awards banquet on April 13

by Bridget Kennedy – April 20, 2016

The Grand Canyon FFA held their annual awards banquet on April 13. Each year the chapter has a banquet to honor the member for all they have done though the year and community members who have helped the chapter. After the member, families, and guests have ate, they go to the auditorium to receive awards. Some of these awards are honorary member, academic awards, chapter level awards, and the upcoming officer team.

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Isaac Leach and Natalie Mee were awarded a scholarship of $400 each. Kelly Pierce got a $250 SAE grant. Taylor Hemanway received the Dekalb Agricultural Achievement award. Four member were awarded with star greenhand degrees, Alyssa Bieber, Greenhand Farmer, Maddy Sweet, Greenhand Placement, Noah Mattison, Greenhand Agribusiness, and Isaac Leach, Greenhand Agriscience. There were two member awarded with star chapter degrees, Lydia Mattison, Chapter Farmer, and Bridget Kennedy, Chapter Placement.

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The offecier team for next year will consist of nine members from grades 10-12. Hunter Huck will be the Student Advisor. Kelly Pierce will be the Historian. Chenoa Holsomback will be the Sentinel. Bridget Kennedy will be the Reporter. Harlee Brooks will be the Treasurer. Jessica Bolt will be the Secretary. Kaycee Kaltenbach and Jake VanDergrift will be the Vice Presidents. Brody Coolidge will be the President.

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Illusions can be fun…but let’s not be fooled by finances!

by TJ Freeman – April 21, 2016

Have you ever been fooled by another person? No matter how wise you may be, I’ll bet that you can think of a time when someone pulled the wool over your eyes. It’s not fun to be fooled…but occasionally, it is fun to be tricked. Most people enjoy a good card trick or an illusion. Some men and women have even made a living by mastering the art of illusion. Names like Harry Houdini, David Copperfield, and David Blaine are familiar because these men have gained fame and popularity simply by tricking our eyes. Most illusions are fun and harmless, but there are some illusions that aren’t enjoyable. To illustrate this, I want to invite you to join me on a journey.

Imagine we go on a trip together to visit a remote village in the middle of a desert. We get off the plan, hop into our rental car, and begin to drive down a desolate road deep into the hot, dry, and sandy desert terrain. About 50 miles in, the rental car begins to shudder and shake — we look at each other as we realize we’ve run out of gas! Now we’ve got no choice but to wander across the desert hoping to make it to civilization before it’s too late. We walk for miles when suddenly you see it! There, on the horizon you see palm trees and building. We’ve made it…we’re saved! In your excitement you begin to run toward safety, but it no matter how fast you run, civilization isn’t getting any closer… and slowly, it begins to disappear. That’s because it wasn’t civilization you were chasing after all. It was a mirage. Now your condition is even more desperate you spent your energy and your hope running toward help only to realize you were chasing an illusion. I’m willing to bet that you’ve never had an experience quite like that, but I am also willing to bet that you’ve spent a good portion of your life chasing an illusion.

The illusion I’m referring to is financial security. We have all been raised in a world that teaches us that having money is good, and not having money is bad. We’ve learned to trust money to buy us happiness and security. For most of us, this plays out this way: The more money or wealth we have, the more secure we feel.

On the other hand…the less money or wealth we have, the less secure we feel. Nobody wants to lay awake at night wondering how they’re going to pay their bills. Nobody wants to worry about if they’ll have enough money to buy groceries. Nobody wants to fret about whether or not they’ll have funds to retire one day or if they’ll have to work until the day they die.

These are all legitimate concerns…and it seems as if the answer to all of them is this – if I had a few more dollars in my pocket, then I’d feel secure. What concerns do you have in the area of finances? What would you do if you had a few more dollars in your pocket? Friends, what if I told you that financial security is nothing more than a cruel illusion and that in pursuing it, you’re chasing a mirage?

In 1 Timothy 6:17, the Apostle Paul says these words:
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

Have you ever stopped to consider just how uncertain earthly riches are?

Billionaires can become bankrupt overnight…
Thieves can steal our most prized possessions…
401ks can fail…
Savings accounts can vanish…
Jobs can be lost…
And all of the goods we purchased can be destroyed. It is so foolish to put our hope in such uncertain things.

And so Paul instructs Timothy…command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant or to put their hope in wealth. You may not feel like you’re very rich, but do you know what it means to be rich? It means you have more than what you need to survive today. Compared to the rest of the world, most of us are living in great abundance…and as a result, we live in danger of placing our hope in wealth and possessions, which are so uncertain. Instead, Paul tells us that we should place our hope in God! After all, He is the One who richly provides all things for our enjoyment.

Friend, if you’ve been chasing the almighty dollar, let me encourage you to look instead to almighty God. Don’t waste your life striving to gain something that will never satisfy your soul. Turn to Christ and trust Him to provide for you as you enjoy His blessing.

If you’d like to discuss what that means, please contact me using the information on Wellsboro Homepage.

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Come enjoy the Mansfield University Symphony Orchestra on April 24th

by Johanna Vogt & Chloe Quimby – April 20, 2016

This Sunday, April 24th, Mansfield University will be hosting its annual Symphony Orchestra Student Solo concert. The students will showcase a variety of beautiful pieces from various composers, including one orchestral arrangement and four solo pieces. The concert will take place in Steadmen Theatre at 2:30pm on the campus of Mansfield University. While the concert is free and open to the public, the university always welcomes charitable donations of clothing for My Neighbor’s Closet in downtown Mansfield, which helps fund educational projects in Tioga County.

The orchestra will be performing a beautiful piece by Jean Sibelius, “Spring Song” also known as “Varsang”. Solo pieces will include a passionate cello concerto, composed by Edward Elgar, featuring Tayana Woodton; a strong trombone piece, composed by Launy Grondahl, featuring Andrew Menges; an emotional opera piece, composed by Georges Bizet, featuring Deanna M. Yoder; and a lyrical opera piece, composed by Johann Strauss II, featuring Erin Haafke.

In order to select musicians, MU holds a competition each year beginning in January, in which students play in front of a 3-4 judge panel at the university. They are then ranked and rated by a ten-point system. Whoever comes out at the top is selected to solo in the upcoming concert.

Wellsboro Home Page would like to recognize each of these students for his or her hard work. These talented musicians practice daily and are extremely committed to their instruments. We have high hopes for each student, and sincerely pray for their continued success. They truly deserve it.

For more information on the concert, visit Mansfield University’s music department webpage at http://music.mansfield.edu or call the university at (570)-662-4000.

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Local fly fishing guide and instructor launches new book

by Rebecca Hazen & Chloe Quimby – April 20, 2016

Rabbit Jenson, a local fly fishing guide and instructor from Potter County, held a book signing event at From My Shelf Books in Wellsboro on Saturday morning for the new book she has edited titled, A Woman’s Angle.
“I have been writing since I was nine years old and been involved with journalism since I was ten. I started fly tying in 1972 and started fly fishing about six months later,” Jensen said, “The first time I came up here was 1976. I said, ‘I am going to retire up here,’ so I did. I’ve been fly fishing, guiding, and writing ever since.”

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Jensen is a member of the Delaware Valley Women’s Fly Fishing Association (DVWFFA), which is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. “I have been the newsletter editor for ten years, and I thought, why not do something special for the anniversary?” Jensen said.

Jensen started browsing through back issues of the newsletter. As she reviewed the articles, Jensen realized that many of the pieces were great and deserved to be read by more people. According to Jensen, the “lightbulb went off.” A Woman’s Angle is a collection of those articles.

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The DVWFFA includes members from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. “The group basically got together in the first place because the founding member was losing her opportunity to take an annual fly fishing trip up to Tioga County. Her husband was a little uncomfortable about her going out with ‘the guys.’ So she said, ‘I’ve got to find some women to go fly fishing with,’” Jensen explained.
Jensen’s favorite part of the book? It’s full of “just plain, good fishing stories.” She hopes that when people read the book they will understand that men and woman aren’t all that different when put on the same playing field. “We are all the same out there with our fly rods,” Jensen remarked.

As a guide, she shows people the different places to fly fish, as well as fishing techniques. She even makes fly ties for fellow fishers. In fact, during the book signing event, she hand delivered a set of fly ties to one customer, who in turn bought a copy of the book.

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“I am not a rocking chair type of person. I said that when I retired I was going to devote my remaining time to do the things I love which is fly fishing, writing, geocaching, and community service. I can’t really make a living out of those things, so it is basically a labor of love,” noted Jensen.

Alongside the copies of the book where fly tying equipment and some examples of fly ties. A fly tie is supposed to imitate an insect, the fish’s food. According to Jensen, fly ties are traditionally made with items such as rabbit fur, deer hair, or chicken feathers. Farmers, hunters, and fishers all helped each other out by providing the necessary materials to one another. “You would get your fly tying materials from your friends and neighbors,” Jensen said.

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Jensen enjoys fly fishing because it involves a lot more than bait fishing. Fly fishers are standing all the time, constantly moving, and deciding where to cast next—overall, a good work out. “When I am fishing for myself, I exclusively fish the Kettle Creek Watershed. I really like the wild trout there. I don’t go out on opening day, that’s not for me. I go for the beauty and the solitude,” Jensen said.
Kasey Coolidge, owner of From My Shelf Books, said of Rabbit, “We have known Rabbit for a long time. She used to be a frequent flier with our monthly writers group. She had taken a couple of seminars with us about self-publishing. And now she doesn’t need us anymore!”

Supporting local authors is “One of the most important things we do,” Coolidge said. “We have always made sure to have a big local and regional section.”
A Woman’s Angle can be purchased at From my Shelf Books, The Brick House Deli in Galeton, Firestone Forge in Germania, and Brydonson Farms in Coudersport.

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Help fill a major need in our community by donating diapers!

by Kathy Moore & Home Page – April 19, 2016

According to the National Diaper Bank Network, “1 in 3 U.S. moms suffer from diaper need, especially many single moms and low income families. Diapers on average cost $936 per year, on average per child.” You cannot purchase diapers and wipes through any federal assistance programs like SNAP (formerly called food stamps) or WIC. Some parents stretch the use of a diaper by leaving it on too long, leading to health and abuse risks. If low-income parents cannot provide a steady supply of disposable diapers they cannot take advantage of free or subsidized childcare to attend work or school. Cloth diapers cannot be washed at laundromats or low income wash rooms, requiring these parents to purchase disposable diapers. According to the U.S. Census 2013, in Tioga County, 15.3% live below the poverty level – in comparison to 13.3% in PA as a whole. This is a genuine need for families in our community!

How can you help? Come to the Diapers for Darlings BAKE SALE and DIAPER DRIVE at Walmart in Mansfield this Saturday, from 9-6pm. Diapers for Darlings is looking for assistance in “stuffing” a trailer with diaper and wipe donations to help families in need in our community. DONATION BOXES can be found in Wellsboro at DOLLAR GENERAL and the GREEN FREE LIBRARY and at KINGDOM INC. in Mansfield. Diapers for Darlings will be coordinating their services with Seeds of Hope (who provide for the needs of children in families with a county caseworker) to ensure that we are helping different families.

Donations can also be mailed to:
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Living Word Fellowship
1285 Charleston Rd., Wellsboro, PA 16901

Checks payable to: LWF ; in MEMO: Diapers for Darlings (All money donations will go to purchase diapers and wipes)

Mothers or families in need can apply for help at the Wellsboro WIC office! For more information, visit lwfwellsboro.org or call director Yvonne Guilds (814-628-2431).

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Prough reaches 100 career hits in win against CV

by Ed Weaver – April 19, 2016

Senior Dawson Prough etched his name in the history books as he reached 100 hits for his career in the Hornets’ 14-4 win over Cowanesque Valley on Monday, April 18.

CV jumped out to an early 3-0 lead as Connor Calaman, Tyler Melko, and Colton Vinluan all scored to make it 3-0 CV in the top half of the first inning. Wellsboro then went on a scoring rampage as they scored 6 runs in the bottom of the first. Sophomore Dalton Prough, Dawson Prough, seniors Nick Tremper, James Mundy, and Joe Allen, and sophomore Caleb Tennis all crossed home plate.

The Hornets added to their lead in the third as senior as Larry Walters drove home junior Ben Moss to make it 7-3. CV got a run back in the top of fourth from Matt Freeman to cut it to 7-4, Wellsboro. Then in the bottom half of the inning, Dawson Prough sent a shot to left field for his 100th career hit. Dalton Prough, Dawson Prough, and sophomore Parker Mann all scored to make it 10-4.

The Hornets then added two runs in the fifth from Dalton Prough and sophomore Brandon Plume, and two in the sixth from sophomores Johnny Rowland and Brent English to give the Hornets the win.

Dalton Prough was 2-for-2 with 3 runs scored, Dawson was 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored, Tremper finished 3-for-4 with 4 RBI’s, an Allen was 3-for-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Mundy started on the mound for Wellsboro to pick up the win. Rowland and Dalton Prough each pitched 2 innings each in relief.

The win evens the Hornets’ record to 3-3. The team will be back in action later this afternoon as they travel to Athens.

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NTL track teams compete at Mansfield University

by Ed Weaver – April 18, 2016

Northern Tier League track & field teams took to Mansfield University to compete in the Molly Dry Memorial Invitational on Friday, April 15.

Jersey Shore (111) won the boys meet and the Athens Wildcats were the highest finishing NTL team in 7th (40). Canton (37) finished 8th, Wyalusing (23) finished 12th, Northeast Bradford (14) was 14th, Wellsboro and North Penn tied for 17th (9), Troy (8) finished 19th, and Northern Tioga and Towanda (7) tied for 20th.

Mifflinburg (64.3) won the girls meet, followed by a tie at 2nd between Athens and Milton (61). Northeast Bradford (52.3) was 5th, Towanda (27) was 13th, Wellsboro (24.3) finished 15th, Canton (19) was 17th, Northern Tioga (17) was 18th, North Penn and Sayre (5) tied for 20th, Troy was 22nd (4), and Wyalusing (3.3) rounded out the field.

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Larry Walters scores Nick Tremper on suicide squeeze bunt in 8th inning

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by Ed Weaver – April 16, 2016

The Wellsboro Varsity Baseball team picked up their second win of the season by knocking off previously undefeated North Penn-Mansfield 10-9 in extra innings on Friday, April 15.

North Penn-Mansfield took an early 2-0 lead in the top half of the first inning but the Hornets came out swinging in the bottom half and scored 9 runs to jump out to a commanding lead over the rival Tigers. Mansfield chipped away at Wellsboro’s lead as they scored runs in the second, fourth, and fifth, then got 3 back in the sixth before tying it with one run in the seventh.

The Hornets pulled out the win in extra innings as the bases were loaded for senior Larry Walters. Walters executed a suicide squeeze bunt with a 2-2 count to score senior Nick Tremper, who avoided a play at the plate to score the game’s winning run in time.

Walters, who only has 6 career hits in 22 career at-bats, delivered when the team need him most.

“We had Nick on third and Coach Prough called for a sac bunt,” Walters said. “I’m thinking ‘did he really just call that?’, but I did it anyway and got a good bunt down to get Nick home.”

The win was also a milestone for head coach Philip Prough as he picked up his 50th career win as the Hornets’ skipper.

“Tonight was a huge rivalry game and another Mansfield-Wellsboro classic,” Prough said. “We made plays early and hit the ball well but Mansfield crawled back in it and when we had opportunities to end scoing threats we simply didn’t do it.

“I couldn’t be happier for the kids tonight, they battled and fought back against one of the toughest pitchers in the NTL with J.P. Shaw and stayed disciplined at the plate,” Prough continued. “We’re really excited with the effort the kids gave tonight and when you’re missing three starters to injury guys have to step up and they did that in a big way. We still have a lot of work to do, but we’re going to enjoy this win and keep improving each game.”

Senior Joe Allen started on the mound and pitched 5 2/3 innings for a no decision. Senior Dawson Prough picked up the win in relief in 2 1/3 innings. Tremper was 3-for-4 with 3 RBI’s and two runs scored to lead the Hornets at the plate, sophomore Johnny Rowland was 2-for-3, and sophomore Dalton Prough, Dawson Prough, and Walters added the other hits.

For Mansfield, Kipp Hillson was 1-for-4 with a run scored, Brendon Hill was 2-for-3 with 2 runs, Shaw was 1-for-4 and scored 2 runs, Carl Dinger was 3-for-4, Joel Whitteker was 3-for-5, and Dylan Wesneski was 1-for-2 and scored 3 runs.

The Hornets even up their record at 2-2 before they host Cowanesque Valley on Monday, April 18.

Pictures provided by Sarah Wagaman and Chrissy Tennis.

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

by Home Page – April 16-17, 2016

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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THE SECRET LIFE OF HOMESCHOOLERS
Many people make the assumption that homeschoolers spend their time sitting around in their pajamas, playing video games, avoiding social interaction—doing basically anything but their schoolwork. The stereotype is amusing and extreme, and (mostly) unfounded. While it may be true that homeschoolers have more free time, they certainly don’t rest idle.

Today on Wellsboro Home Page, we talked to a number of homeschoolers about what they enjoy most about homeschooling, opportunities that have resulted through this mode of education, and how they feel it has prepared them for life after high school. By far, the greatest asset to the students seemed to be the flexibility of their time.
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THE SAE OF WAHS
Students in Wellsboro Area High School are using their skills outside of the classroom in outstanding ways. This is through their own individual S-A-E. SAE stands for Supervised Agricultural Experience. The main purpose of an SAE is to give students hands-on experience in an area that interests them. Therefore, each SAE is unique to each student. The four most basic categories are Entrepreneurship, Placement, Exploratory, and Research. Students record their hours and log them in online, and have opportunities receive awards and grants. Plus, they have fun doing it!
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DECORATING DECODED – THE CLUE TO WINDOW COVERINGS
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CHAMBER HIGHLIGHTS – THINKING SPRING!
Scheduled activities for the next couple months will include bird walks, hosted by Tiadaigton Audubon Society every Saturday, April-May. April 23rd, Little League is starting their season with a parade at 10am, beginning at Packard Park and continuing down Main Street. April 27th at 7pm, the Penn Wells is hosting the Laurel Festival Booster Dinner to raise funds for the upcoming Laurel Festival. The registration deadline for the dinner is April 18th. Tickets may be purchased through any Chamber of Commerce members.
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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD – MYSTERY MILK
When most people think of milk, they think of calcium, protein, cows, the liquid you pour on your cereal for breakfast…but there’s more milk choices than just what we can get from our dairy friends. Today’s featured milk alternative comes with some special benefits as well!

If you’d like to compare a milk alternative’s nutrition information with that of diary milk, there’s a great resource available: the food-a-pedia on ChooseMyPlate.gov. Simply look up the foods you want and this website allows you to compare them, side by side.

There are a number of reasons for choosing to drink alternative milk. It’s great for those who are lactose intolerant, vegan or if you simply enjoy trying new foods! Try out this recipe featured in today’s video: Mystery Milk Strawberry Smoothie!
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Wellsboro fends off Liberty comeback attempt to stay undefeated

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by Ed Weaver – April 16, 2016

The Wellsboro Varsity Softball team held on for a 6-5 victory over North Penn-Liberty to remain undefeated on Friday, April 15.

The Lady Hornets, who only had 5 hits on the entire afternoon, jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after the first inning and then scored 2 more runs in the second to lead 6-0. North Penn-Liberty got 3 runs back in the third and 2 more in the fifth to cut it to 6-5, but the Wellsboro defense dug in and held on for the win.

Sophomore Sydney Tremper was 2-for-2 with a double and 2 RBI’s to lead Wellsboro at the plate. Senior Alexa Singer was 1-for-3 with a double and RBI, senior Jenny Young was 1-for-4, sophomore Alyssa Yungwirth was 1-for-4, and sophomore Brianne Keane had an RBI.

Singer scored 2 runs, senior Sarah Ingerick scored a run, senior Darci Warriner scored 2 runs, and Yungwirth also added a run.

Yungwirth picked up her second win of the year, making her 11-0 for her career. The sophomore threw a complete game, 3-hitter and struck out 13 batters while only allowing one walk.

For North Penn-Liberty, Brooke Harvey was 1-for-4 with an RBI, Abby Heatley was 1-for-3 with 2 RBI’s, and Lauren Smith was 1-for-3. Harvey scored 2 runs, while Smith, Jillian Berguson, and Carmen Bates also added runs. Kristina Buchanon started on the mound for Liberty, only lasting 1/3 of an inning for the loss. Savanah Doney pitched the remaining 5 2/3 innings, giving up 3 hits, 2 runs (1 earned) and added 2 strikeouts.

The win improves the Lady Hornets’ record to 4-0. The team will be back in action on Monday, April 18 as they host Cowanesque Valley.

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What can you make with this delicious alternative milk?

by Jen Davis – April 15, 2016

Welcome to another edition of For the Love of Food, featuring Registered Dietitian, Jen Davis RD, LDN. Today’s topic: a special alternative milk! (Watch the video above to find out what it is!)

When most people think of milk, they think of calcium, protein, cows, the liquid you pour on your cereal for breakfast…but there’s more milk choices than just what we can get from our dairy friends. Today’s featured milk alternative comes with some special benefits as well!

If you’d like to compare a milk alternative’s nutrition information with that of diary milk, there’s a great resource available: the food-a-pedia on ChooseMyPlate.gov. Simply look up the foods you want and this website allows you to compare them, side by side.

There are a number of reasons for choosing to drink alternative milk. It’s great for those who are lactose intolerant, vegan or if you simply enjoy trying new foods! Try out this recipe featured in today’s video: Mystery Milk Strawberry Smoothie!

Ingredients:
– 1 Cup Frozen Banana Chunks
– 1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
– 2 Tbsp Apple Juice Concentrate
– 1-1/2 Cups Non-Dairy Milk

Place all ingredients in a blender and process on high speed until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes, stopping blender occasionally to move unblended fruit to the center with a spatula. Serve immediately.

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Senior Lindsey Graver commits to Division III Misericordia University

by Ed Weaver – April 15, 2016

Wellsboro senior Lindsey Graver announced her decision to continue her track & field career next year at Division III Misericordia University while pursuing their Doctorate of Physical Therapy program on Thursday, April 14.

“Lindsey is definitely a team leader and this year she has dedicated herself to our team,” said Wellsboro head coach Elizabeth Hoover. “Even though we haven’t had a lot of time on the track this year, but Lindsey is doing the best she can and has already qualified for Districts.”

Graver currently has a 3rd place finish in the 100m (13.9), a 1st place in the 200m (29.8), and a 2nd place finish in the triple jump (29-ft, 7.5 in) in her only meet this year against Canton and Northern Tioga, but was part of last year’s 4x100m relay team that set a new school record (49.3) and qualified for the PIAA State Track & Field Championships.

“Last summer I attended a track camp at met a coach who is now at Misericordia and I really liked her,” Graver said. “So her moving to Misericordia gave me interest. It wasn’t hard to decide where to go because the first time I visited I really liked the campus.”

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There’s more to this library than just the incredible books!

by Rebecca Hazen & Chloe Quimby – April 13, 2016

The Wellsboro Green Free Library, located at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro, holds about 54,000 items including all types of books, as well as collections of music CDs and DVDs. But according to Leslie Wishard, Library Director, Green Free is much more than just your average library.

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For little ones, the library holds a weekly preschool story time on Wednesdays at 10:15am. Story times include crafts, songs, and activities—even the occasional snack. Though the story time schedule will end in mid-May, a summer reading program will take its place June 22nd through August 3rd. The summer reading program is for infants through kids in grade school. Teen and adult reading programs are also planned for that time. Additionally, Mondays from 3pm-5pm have been designated “Make-It” Mondays. “We put out LEGOS for school-aged children,” explains Wishard.

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For adults, the library will hold a Wine and Design fundraiser on May 21 at 3pm. Those who attend the event will be painting barn stars. “Funds will be used to support our landscaping project. We lost most of our landscaping when we replaced the porch last year,” Wishard says. An adult book club also meets monthly on the third Tuesday of every month, at 6:30pm.
“We have several other programs in the planning stage for later in the year,” Wishard adds.
There are plenty of resources for library patrons that go beyond books, facilitating all kinds of projects academic and otherwise. These include free Wi-Fi, faxing services, genealogy series, and a microfilm reader.

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And of course, with book-lovers in mind, there is no limit on the number of books that can be checked out at one time. The library is even having a free book give-away during National Library Week, April 11th-16th. Books can be borrowed for three weeks at a time, and can be renewed for an additional three week period unless a hold is placed by another patron. Patrons can take out four DVDS at a time and those can be renewed as well. Wishard orders books throughout the year, so new items come in weekly.

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Visitors can also buy books from a collection in the library. The bookstore is open from Monday through Thursday, 10am to 7pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

For those interested in lending a hand, the library is always looking to expand its volunteer base, especially for the June book sale. Contact the library at (570)-724-4876.

Check out the library’s website at www.greenfreelibrary.org, their Facebook page, and their new Twitter account (@GreenFreeLib) for more information. The Green Free Library is open Monday through Thursday, 10am-8pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm.

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Mark your calendars – spring and summer events are incoming!

by Chloe Quimby – April 14, 2016

​As the weather warms, Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce is also warming up for some exciting outdoor events in April and May. Along with hiking, biking, fishing, and horseback, the Rail Trail will be opening again. Covered wagon tours start back up in May, as well. For more suggestions on area activities, you can pick up an Explore Wellsboro booklet (Spring & Summer 2016 edition) at most downtown vendors or at the Chamber of Commerce office.

Scheduled activities for the next couple months will include bird walks, hosted by Tiadaigton Audubon Society every Saturday, April-May. April 23rd, Little League is starting their season with a parade at 10am, beginning at Packard Park and continuing down Main Street. April 27th at 7pm, the Penn Wells is hosting the Laurel Festival Booster Dinner to raise funds for the upcoming Laurel Festival. The registration deadline for the dinner is April 18th. Tickets may be purchased through any Chamber of Commerce members.

​As of May 6th, First Fridays will be held in downtown Wellsboro once again—attendees can enjoy sidewalk art, scavenger hunts, and local music. Also on May 6th, Emerge Healing Arts will be opening a boutique and gallery featuring pieces by a variety of local artisans. The Hamilton Gibson Children’s Choir Homecoming Concert will take place on May 15th at Mansfield University in the Steadman theatre at 2:30pm. And last—but certainly not least—the Step Outdoors Springfest is coming to Hills Creek on May 21st, 10am-3pm.

​For more information on any of the events mentioned, check out the Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.wellsboropa.com/ or contact their office by phone, (570) 724-1926.

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Today on Decorating Decoded: treat your windows with the perfect covers!

by Tabitha Dietrich – April 13, 2016

Today’s topic is about how to select the right window treatment for your home. There are so many options available: drapes, blinds, shades, valances, and swags; many of which you can combine to customize your look. But before you can even consider the style of treatment you want, you need to decide whether you want a treatment that is purely for aesthetics or for utility as well.

If you’re dressing your windows solely for decorative purposes, then you can choose anything that works with your style and color palette. But many people need their window treatments to not only be decorative, but functional as well. The function of a window treatment is to either provide privacy or control light and in some cases, they need to do both. For example, in a living room or bathroom, you don’t necessarily want the room to be dark, but you may need privacy from closely situated neighbors. Use sheers in the living room to allow light but obscure the view or try blinds or cellular shades in the bathroom to achieve the same goal. Many people like their bedrooms to be dark for sleeping, so here, I recommend lined drapery panels that can be pulled closed or an opaque roller shade that can be pulled down.

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To make your windows appear taller, hang the rod 4 to 6 inches above the window frame. Make sure your drapes are long enough or they will look like flood pants! If you extend the rod 3 to 6 inches beyond the frame on either side, the window appears wider and will allow more light in because the fabric is hanging against the wall instead of the glass. This also helps keep light out when the drapes are drawn shut. You can use either of these techniques alone or combine them to create statement making windows.

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Wellsboro students do outstanding work outside the classroom with SAE

by Janessa Davis – April 12, 2016

Students in Wellsboro Area High School are using their skills outside of the classroom in outstanding ways. This is through their own individual S-A-E. SAE stands for Supervised Agricultural Experience. The main purpose of an SAE is to give students hands-on experience in an area that interests them. Therefore, each SAE is unique to each student. The four most basic categories are Entrepreneurship, Placement, Exploratory, and Research. Students record their hours and log them in online, and have opportunities receive awards and grants. Plus, they have fun doing it!

Isaac works with plants using the Wellsboro Area High School’s green house facility. Before his most recent project, he undertook an Entrepreneurial SAE by growing his Easter Lilies to sell to others in the community. Buying them partially grown, he nurtured them to maturity for over two months. Isaac’s current project involved how acid mine drainage affects plant growth. He is currently testing on a variety of species, each with different concentrations of acid mine drainage. Excitingly, this project is predicted to last a hopeful two to three months.

Taylor has not one, not two, but three separate SAE projects: a greenhouse business, sheep production, and rabbit production. First, Taylor breeds New Zealand, Dutch, and Mini Rex Rabbits, all of which she has shown at the Tioga County Fair. She has even won “Best In Show,” in 2014. She also has Tunis Sheep (a heritage breed) which she has also shown in the Tioga County Fair. Her most time consuming project is her greenhouse business due to the time spent from planting to harvest. She will be expanding to sell some of her produce this year at Tractor Supply.

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What does a homeschooler’s day really look like?

by Johanna Vogt, Sam Moss, Chloe Quimby – April 11, 2016

Many people make the assumption that homeschoolers spend their time sitting around in their pajamas, playing video games, avoiding social interaction—doing basically anything but their schoolwork. The stereotype is amusing and extreme, and (mostly) unfounded. While it may be true that homeschoolers have more free time, they certainly don’t rest idle.

Today on Wellsboro Home Page, we talked to a number of homeschoolers about what they enjoy most about homeschooling, opportunities that have resulted through this mode of education, and how they feel it has prepared them for life after high school. By far, the greatest asset to the students seemed to be the flexibility of their time.

Kailee Clymer, a high school sophomore, asserts, “Being homeschooled means I can make up my own schedule, so I can work two days a week and do my school in the remaining three days.” Another local homeschooler, Carrie Rutherford (11th grade), is able to take care of her micro-farm, with the hope of someday owning her own commercial goat dairy. Homeschool alumnus and WHP Director of Video Production, Andrew Moore, notes that his homeschooling background allowed him to learn excellent time management skills early on in life that still benefit him today.
The flexibility in scheduling schoolwork has many additional applications. For instance, if a student wants to take a job or has a special event, these things could be managed very easily. It also gives homeschoolers opportunities to gain life experience in career settings, engage in hands-on learning, the option to travel, and the ability to be challenged academically in ways they couldn’t otherwise.

In closing, we at WHP are not against any form of schooling. In fact we respect all forms of education and know that different options suit different individuals. We are very grateful that each of these options offer a variety of opportunities.

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

by Home Page – April 9-10, 2016

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’S TOUR DE FRANCE
Wellsboro’s “Tour de France” gives Wellsboro High School students the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to France every other year. This year, Mrs. Owlett, along with some of her colleagues, took twenty-one students (level 3 and 4 French) to France for ten days. Students explore many different locations of France including Paris, Cassis, Carcassonne, Arles, Monaco, and many others. They are introduced to a whole different way of living via culture, food, and history. From the ancient “Le Théâtre Antique” to the seaside of Biarritz to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, they visit it all! Make sure to watch the feature above to see the amazing moments that were captured. You can also check out more pictures/videos by visiting their Facebook page – searching Wellsboro’s “Tour de France”.
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THE GRUBCAST – E.T. THE EXTRA-AWFUL
Welcome to the first edition of The GrubCast – a gaming-themed feature by Grubby’s Games! Did you know that the North American video game crash of 1983 (aka the Atari shock) was caused in part by the Atari game, “E.T. – the Extra Terrestrial?” This game, based on the film of the same name, was developed in under 6 weeks by Atari, Inc. and released in Decemer of 1982. It is widely cited as one of the worst games in video game history, as well as one of the worst commercial failures. The game actually sold 1.5 million units, becoming one of the best-selling Atari 2600 titles – however, 2.5-3.5 million copies remained unsold and were reportedly buried in a landfill in New Mexico.
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STEP OUTDOORS – THE AUDUBON BIRD WALKS
The Tiadaghton Audubon Society holds annual spring bird walks at Hills Creek State Park (every Saturday in April and May). In the month of April, the walks will begin at 8:30am and groups will meet at the park office. Although the weather this winter has been unusually mild, the April bird walks are frequently cold and blustery, so please dress warmly. The lake is already free of ice, so expect to see a variety of waterfowl, including diving ducks, grebes, and loons. Spotting scopes will be available if the birds are too far out in the lake. Bald eagles are almost always present, and you might see an osprey if the weather warms up. A few migratory land birds may also be present, but their numbers will be small until May. Please note that the May walks will begin at 8:00 in the morning — a half-hour earlier. There are no fees, and birders of all levels or anyone simply interested in birds are welcome to attend. No prior notification is required.
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CLYMER LIFTS HORNETS OVER WYALUSING
Yungwirth was flawless on the mound as she pitched a complete game, giving up only 3 hits while striking out 7 batters and walking one. Clymer led the Lady Hornets at the plate going 2-for-3 with a triple and RBI. Senior Sarah Ingerick and sophomore Sydney Tremper had the only other hits for Wellsboro on the night.

The win improves the Lady Hornets to 2-0. The team will be back in action on Friday, April 8 as they host Towanda.
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SUSQUEHANNA HEALTH – HAPPY NEW YOU!
This year, 850 partners joined the challenge to become Susquehanna Healthy. At the last weigh-in, WHP spoke with Jerrod Ferrence and Sharon Belvin, both health and wellness educators for Susquehanna. Jerrod explained that less weight was lost overall this year, due in part to a shorter 2016 challenge—twelve weeks compared to last year’s sixteen. He also noted that many participants this year who had lost the weight last year were able to maintain a good weight since that time. These health conscious individuals took the opportunity during the 2016 challenge to learn more about exercise and nutrition.
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