The Eaton Calendar – August 26

The Eaton Calendar – August 26

The Eaton Calendar - Update

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 26, 2020

  1. Wellsboro Growers Market is This Thursday, Aug. 27
  2. This Friday, Aug. 28 Like A Hurricane to Perform Tribute to the Music of Neil Young at Free Outdoor Concert
  3. Trout Unlimited Chapter #688 to Discuss Grant Work at Tuesday, Sept. 1 In-Person Outdoor Meeting at Hills Creek
  4. Hermansen Family to Enter TRYathlon; Deadline to Register to Guarantee T-Shirt is Tuesday, Sept. 1
  5. Dave Brown & The Dishonest Fiddlers to Perform at Free Concert on Friday, Sept. 4
  6. Hamilton-Gibson to Present Comedy “The View from Here” on Sept. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20

Diane Eaton
dianetn@ptd.net
(570) 724-3800

WELLSBORO GROWERS MARKET IS THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

Sweet homemade treats of all types, fresh raspberries and a wide variety of vegetables are being offered this Thursday, August 27 at the Wellsboro Growers Market.

The market is open from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays on the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church at 130 Main Street in Wellsboro, weather permitting.

Liz McLelland of Yorkshire Meadows is known for her custom baking with a British flair and her sense of humor. The banner at her booth reads: “Put on the kettle, make the tea, order your baked goods, right from me.” She is bringing lemon and lime curd, lemon curd bars, scones, ginger cookies, salted caramel shortbread bars, shortbread cookies, pecan sandies, Eccles cakes, carrot cake, chocolate zucchini cake and raspberry mango jam.

Ray and Janet MacWhinnie of Udder Merry Mac Farm are offering their mixed leaf lettuce, basil, cucumbers and bell peppers, all grown hydroponically, along with raspberries, green bell peppers, sweet banana peppers, sweet artisan tomatoes for salads, slicing tomatoes and green snap beans, all grown in soil.

Gary and Cheryl Keeney will have eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, potatoes, summer squash, green tomatoes, a few red tomatoes, watermelon and cantaloupe from the Keeney Farm. “There might be more if the ‘rain dance’ works, ” Gary laughed.

Kathy Siegrist of Bakery 303, “the pound cake lady” is offering her classic butter, blueberry-cranberry, lemon with lemon glaze, coconut and serious chocolate pound cakes.

Frank Maffei will hold wine tastings and his Staggering Unicorn wines will be sold by the bottle. Among them will be basil, jalapeno, blackberry, lemon, peach, pear, raspberry and maple wines.

Other vendors at the market are the Shortsville Green Growers, Scentillating Creations, Aunt Lulu’s Embroidery, Hillstone Farms, Pinafore Run Farm, New View Farm, Between Two Rivers Maple Products, and WindStone Landing Farms with non-GMO and chemical-free foods.

Customers are asked to wear face masks and maintain six feet of distance between themselves and others.

Vendors who want to participate are asked to call Thomas Putnam at (570) 439-2000 or email him at wellsborogrowersmarket@gmail.com.


Photo by John Eaton
Liz McLelland of Yorkshire Meadows is shown at her booth at the Wellsboro Growers Market.

THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, LIKE A HURRICANE TO PERFORM TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF NEIL YOUNG AT FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT

At 6 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 28, Like A Hurricane will thrill Neil Young fans by faithfully replicating the songs this singer-songwriter made famous as a solo artist and through his studio recordings with Crazy Horse as well as Buffalo Springfield and Crosby Stills, Nash and Young.

This free concert will be on the outdoor stage on the Central Avenue side of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Donations are appreciated.

The four-member band is based in Syracuse, New York. Lead vocalist is Thom Hogan on electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, and piano. Mike Vertino plays bass guitar; Jeff Roney, drums and percussion; and Pete “Pedro” Shank, electric and acoustic guitars and keyboards. Vertino, Roney and Shank all sing harmony vocals.

These veteran performers played their first Like A Hurricane show on Dec. 21, 2018. “As a group, we are dedicated to giving our audience an authentic Neil Young live concert experience,” Hogan said.

Their show captures the sound and spirit of a Neil Young live concert, from intimate soulful lyrics to driving electric guitars. Included are folk and rock songs; well-known favorites; and a number of album cuts and hidden gems audiences don’t ordinarily hear. Among them are “Old Man”, “Heart of Gold”, “Harvest Moon”, “Pocahontas”, “Cinnamon Girl”, “Cortez the Killer”, “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Down by the River”.

Young is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter whose musical career began in 1963 and continues today. He, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay were among the prominent members of Buffalo Springfield, a North American rock band active from 1966 to 1968. Crazy Horse, an American rock band that began in 1969 and continues today is known for their association with Young as his backing band. Crosby Stills, Nash and Young was active from 1968–1970, 1974, and 1977 to the present day.

For this free concert, bring lawn chairs and sit on the grass in front of the outdoor stage or on Central Avenue, which will be closed to traffic between Main Street and the Warehouse Theatre to provide space for social distancing.

Visit deanecenter.com, email office@deanecenter.com, or call (570) 724-6220 for more information.

TROUT UNLIMITED CHAPTER #688 TO DISCUSS GRANT WORK AT TUESDAY, SEPT. 1 IN-PERSON OUTDOOR MEETING AT HILLS CREEK

At 6 p.m., this coming Tuesday, Sept. 1, the Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 meeting will be outdoors at the large pavilion at Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Members and the public are invited to attend. In the park, state required COVID 19 protocols must be followed.

Discussed will be the chapter’s Embrace A Stream grant and the work that needs to be done to proceed with the project involving work on Long Run that flows into Pine Creek at Gaines and other business. There will not be a featured speaker at this meeting.

The EAS grant was awarded to Chapter #688 by the national Trout Unlimited organization in 2019 for the coldwater fisheries conservation project on Long Run. In progress or to be done are buffer plantings, bank stabilization, instream habitat improvements, and water monitoring assessments. “Long Run is a stocked stream,” said Chapter #688 President Jere White. “We think it has the potential to be a wild trout stream with brook and brown trout reproducing naturally. Our goal is to upgrade it to a Class A Stream. Our chapter plans to follow up with grants to do the additional work.”

For more information, call (570) 662-2167 or email whitesgordonsetters@gmail.com.

HERMANSEN FAMILY TO ENTER TRYATHLON; DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO GUARANTEE T-SHIRT IS TUESDAY, SEPT. 1

Three members of the Hermansen family of Mansfield will be participating in this year’s COVID 19 Special Edition of the Step Outdoors TRYathlon.

Due to the coronavirus, the 2020 event will not be on a specific day at a specific time. There is no in-person registration, no check-in time, no electronic timing and no aid or water stations.

Registrants can choose any day between Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 20 to do the TRYathlon or 5K at Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. It is recommended that they become familiar with the TRYathlon and 5K routes in advance. Course maps and information are available online and in the park office lobby at 111 Spillway Road. Registrants are also encouraged to bring friends and family as support.

All registrants, whether they are participating in the 5K only or all three legs of the TRYathlon will start with the 5K at the same location. The second leg of the TRYathlon is paddling a canoe or kayak on a 1.75-mile course on Hills Creek Lake. The event will end with bikers traveling 8 miles in and around the park.

“What is special for me is that I will be participating in the TRYathlon for the first time,” said Ruth Hermansen. “I’ve been a member of the TRYathlon and 5K Trail Run/Walk organizing committee for 10 years, since 2011. The first year the TRYathlon and stand-alone 5K were held was 2008,” she said. “I didn’t know about it until I started volunteering. Committee members do all of the advance planning and on the day of the event have different assignments so I’ve never been able to do it before,” she added.

“My husband Gary and our youngest son Andy are also entering the TRYathlon this year. This will be the seventh time Gary has participated in it. He has done all three legs of the TRYathlon five times and plans to do that again this year. He was on a three-member team once and kayaked. Andy just turned 13. He ran in the 5K in 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2019, Andy did all three legs of the TRYathlon on his own and will be doing that again this year. Cody, our oldest son, is almost 15. He ran the 5K for two years but is not doing it this year.”

“Gary, Andy and I are planning to do the TRYathlon solo but at the same time. We will each do all three legs ourselves. I think we are more interested in completing it than in setting a course record. We are all interested in wellness and staying healthy.

“This year, I entered the June 1-Aug. 31 Rocksylvania Remix 350-Mile Trail Challenge. You keep track of the miles you’ve run. I only have 10 more to go to complete the 350 miles,” Ruth said. “I am going to add some kayaking into the mix. I bike and run but do not do much kayaking.

“My husband likes to work out every morning before going to work. Andy goes to the pool and swims for hours and hours. The three of us have a base of fitness and endurance and in the next couple of weeks will each be amping it up to prepare for the TRYathlon,” Ruth said.

“For me, the best part about doing the TRYathlon solo is that I will be able to experience what our participants feel as they push to complete each leg of the event. I’ve biked up the hill on Carpenter Road before but not during the TRYathlon. It will be interesting for me to see if there is anything that can be added or improved and to give feedback.”

To participate in the TRYathlon or 5K, preregister no later than 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1 to be guaranteed an event T-shirt in the size ordered. Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Each person who registers for the TRYathlon or the 5K online or by mail will pay a $20 entry fee.

To register online or to download a printable registration form, for more information about the Tryathlon or 5K, or about renting bikes, kayaks or canoes, or to download course maps, visit www.stepoutdoors.org or use this link: https://www.stepoutdoors.org/index.php/annual-events/tryathlon-5k. Questions? Call Tim Morey at (570) 724-8561 or email tmorey@pa.gov.


Photo by John Eaton
Pictured (from left) are: Gary, Ruth and their son Andy with some of their TRYathlon gear.

DAVE BROWN & THE DISHONEST FIDDLERS TO PERFORM AT FREE CONCERT ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 4

On Friday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m., Dave Brown and The Dishonest Fiddlers based in the Scranton area of Northeast Pennsylvania, will present a free concert of Americana/folk music influenced by timeless artists such as John Prine, Bob Dylan, Jim Croce, and David Bromberg and centered around Brown’s songwriting.

The performance will be on the outdoor stage on the Central Avenue side of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Brown is the lead vocalist and plays guitar and harmonica. The current configuration of band members includes: Shawn Caden who plays mandolin and banjo, Brendan Gosson on fiddle, Stephen Faubel at the piano, along with Jami Novak on percussion and Stan Vitz on bass. This group of performers recorded the band’s most recent studio album, entitled, “Based on a True Story” featuring 10 original tunes. It was released at the end of March this year.

Since the band’s formation in 2013, different configurations of musicians, including guest artists, have performed with Brown but rarely could a fiddler be found on stage. “These days, the old slogan, ‘Always looking for an honest fiddler’ is no longer necessary,” Brown said referring to the band’s name.

The band’s debut album “The Whistle Missed the Train” was released in March 2016 and “No Deeper Shade of Blue in 2019.

For this free concert, bring lawn chairs and sit on the grass in front of the outdoor stage or on Central Avenue, which will be closed to traffic between Main Street and the Warehouse Theatre to provide space for social distancing. Donations are appreciated.

Visit deanecenter.com, email office@deanecenter.com, or call (570) 724-6220 for more information.


Photo provided
Dave Brown and The Dishonest Fiddlers includes (from left to right) Shawn Caden, Stan Vitz, Dave Brown, Steve Faubel, Jami Novak and Brendan Gosson. This photo was taken outside a venus where the band was playing during a snowstorm earlier this year.

HAMILTON-GIBSON TO PRESENT COMEDY “THE VIEW FROM HERE” ON SEPT. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20

“The View from Here” is a comedy about a woman trapped in her own home by her own anxiety. It’s called agoraphobia, a serious condition.

Playwright Margaret Delaney’s treatment of this topic is sensitive and respectful and hilariously funny.

Set in the 1980s in Kentucky, the story takes place in Fern’s house, which is frequented by her sister, whose husband has just left her; her neighbor, whose view of life is grounded in tabloids; and a neighbor from across the street whose wife has just moved out with everything except their baby.

“We first produced this play at the Don Gill School in Wellsboro in the heat of summer in 1999,” said HG Artistic Director Thomas Putnam. “The cast included Nancy List, Peggy Hayes, Janice Tester, and Rob Fitzgerald. Audiences loved it.

“As we considered what small cast plays with an engaging story we could do because of the COVID 19 pandemic, we thought about this gem,” said Putnam. The fact that Fern, the main character is dealing with having to remain in her own home resonated with members of the HG Artistic Planning Committee, mainly because of the circumstances we found ourselves in due to the coronavirus,” he said.

Now in rehearsals are Johna Neal as Fern, Karin Knaus as Maple, Sarah Vickery as Carla and Nick Duffy as Arnold.

Performances of “The View From Here” will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 11 and 12 and 18 and 19 and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, Sept. 13 and 20. A limited number of seats will be available per performance in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

Based on the positive feedback Hamilton-Gibson received from “Almost, Maine” audiences and cast and crew members in July, the decision was made to continue using the same cleaning and safety measures. “We will clean the theater before every performance and the restrooms and lobby before and during each performance,” Putnam said.

All members of the cast, crew and audience will have temperature checks when entering and everyone is required to wear masks while in the building. The audience will be ushered in and out of the theater to provide the safest flow. A door to the outside will be kept open backstage to allow fresh air in for the performances. Cast members who are not on stage will wait in the lobby, outdoors or across the street at the HG office. The play will be performed without an intermission.

“Prepaid reservations allow us to assign and group seats to meet social distancing protocols and state guidelines,” said Putnam. “That’s why no tickets will be sold at the door.” All main stage performances are by reservation only. Tickets have to be ordered in advance and prepaid online at hgp.booktix.com or by calling the HG office at 570-724-2079 with credit card information.

Ticket prices for all main stage productions are $14 for adults and $6 for youth, 18 and under. Also available are FlexPasses for $60. For more information, to purchase a flex pass, or to reserve and prepay, call (570) 724-2079 or email info@hamiltongibson.org.


Photo by John Eaton
Nicknamed “Arnold Palmer” by his neighbors, Nick Duffy plays a man who seeks comfort in golf while trying to figure out how to proceed when his wife leaves him with their infant child.

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