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The Eaton Calendar – May 12, 2021

The Eaton Calendar – May 12, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 12, 2021

  1. Rare Sighting of Long-tailed Duck Happens During May 8 Bird Walk; Free Guided Bird Walk is at Hills Creek This Saturday, May 15
  2. Hamilton-Gibson’s 25th Season Celebratory Choir Holds First Rehearsal on May 10
  3. 30th Annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament is This Saturday and Sunday, May 15 & 16; In-Person Registration Opens This Friday, May 14
  4. Hamilton-Gibson Performances of “The Last Romance” Sell Out May 7 & 8; Last Performances are This Weekend, Friday, May 14, Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16
  5. Hills Creek and Cherry Springs State Parks are Offering In-Person and Virtual programs May 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 and Beyond
  6. Shortsville Green Growers to be at Wellsboro Growers Market on Opening Day, Thursday, May 20
  7. Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter to Meet Thursday, May 20
  8. Canyon Pilots Association Memorial Day Weekend All-You-Can-Eat Fly-In Breakfast is Sunday, May 30
  9. Fire In The Glen Concert is Friday, June 4

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

RARE SIGHTING OF LONG-TAILED DUCK HAPPENS AT MAY 8 BIRD WALK; FREE GUIDED BIRD WALK TO BE AT HILLS CREEK THIS SATURDAY, MAY 15

Several people on the bird walk at Hills Creek State Park on Saturday morning, May 8 saw one long-taled duck close to the dam on Hills Creek Lake. “This was a rare sighting,” said Sean Minnick.

The long-tailed duck was a non-breeding female, according to Minnick. “This migratory seabird was heading back to the Arctic to breed after spending the winter on the coast or the Great Lakes,” Minnick said. “They are amazing divers and able to swim down as deep as 200 feet to catch invertebrates and small fish.” With its short bill and heavy body, this medium-sized diving duck’s shape and structure are well-suited for diving deep into the water for food. Males have two long and slender tail feathers, which give the species its common name.

Thirteen people – four women and nine men – participated in the two and a half hour May 8 walk, including Minnick and Bob Ross who led the walk and were joined by Gary Tyson, a fellow member of the Tiadaghton Audubon Society, the Wellsboro-based birding group. Tyson saw the long-tailed duck and photographed it. They identified 119 birds representing 38 different species, including the long-tailed duck.

The next free guided walk is this Saturday, May 15 and the last one will be on Saturday, May 22. Both will be led by volunteers from the Tiadaghton Audubon Society. The park is located on Hills Creek Road in Charleston Township, about seven miles northeast of Wellsboro,

The May 15 and 22 walks will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. The walks are slow-paced, cover a limited distance and provide an opportunity to see the many varieties of water and woodland birds that live in the park or are migrating through.

Meet at the Hills Creek State Park office at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro a little before 8 a.m. to drive to the nearby starting location. In case of inclement weather, the group may opt for a driving tour with several key stops nearby to keep participants dry.

Everyone is welcome, including birders of all levels, first timers to experienced. Bring binoculars and cameras and wear subdued clothing and sturdy walking shoes.

For updates and local birding information, visit tiadaghtonaudubon.blogspot.com or www.facebook.com/TiadaghtonAudubon/ or email tasmember@yahoo.com. Participants are also asked to wear masks and social distance. Call the park office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at (570) 724-4246 for information about Hills Creek State Park.


Photo by Gary Tyson
Gary Tyson of Wellsboro took a photo of this non-breeding female long-tailed duck on Hills Creek Lake during the Saturday, May 8 bird walk.


Photo by John Eaton
The group stops to identify birds they are hearing and seeing during the May 8 guided bird walk.

HAMILTON-GIBSON’S 25TH SEASON CELEBRATORY CHOIR HOLDS FIRST REHEARSAL ON MAY 10

Eighteen singers, including four HG choral program alumni and 14 high school students attended the first rehearsal of the Hamilton-Gibson’s 25th Season Celebratory Choir in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church at 130 Main Street in Wellsboro.

“We’re off to a great start,” said Thomas Putnam who is directing the new summer choir. “There were 18 singers but I’m counting on 40 within the next two weeks. A number of people let me know they are planning to participate but had other obligations on Monday,” he said.

“We had a great balance of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. They sounded terrific. It was so great to be directing again and to hear the incredible sounds of people who love to sing,” said Putnam.

The four HG choral program alumni who were at the May 10 rehearsal, included Joanna Hallead, a soprano who sang with HG for seven years; Matt Huels, a tenor, for six years; and basses Isaac Wagner who sang with HG for eight years and Gene Wagner for six years.

“There are at least 10 other former HG singers who are planning to join the choir,” Putnam said.

The next rehearsal will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17 at the church sanctuary.

Invited to participate are singers entering the ninth through twelfth grades this fall, including boys with changed voices; HG Children and Youth Choir alumni from 1996 through 2020; and anyone who was in HG’s production of “I Never Saw Another Butterfly.”

“Our 25th Season was actually in 2020 but because of the pandemic, we are celebrating it this summer,” said Putnam.

For more information about joining the 25th Season Celebratory Choir, call Hamilton-Gibson at (570) 724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.


Photo by John Eaton
Among those attending the first rehearsal of the 25th Season Celebratory Choir on Monday, May 10 are HG choral program alumni: (front row, from left) Joanna Hallead and Gene Wagner and (back row, from left) Isaac Wagner and Matthew Huels.

30TH ANNUAL UPPER PINE CREEK TROUT TOURNAMENT IS THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, MAY 15 & 16; IN-PERSON REGISTRATION OPENS THIS FRIDAY, MAY 14

The 30th Annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament with more than $14,000 in prizes is this Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16.

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club, the tournament takes place along a 13-mile stretch of Pine Creek.

Anglers can win more than one prize depending on how many of the 250 float stocked tagged trout they catch. What they win is based on the luck of the draw. Tournament participants have to bring their tagged fish in “live condition” to the check-in station. There, the angler draws a Ping-Pong ball for each tagged fish he or she catches. The number on the ball identifies the prize.

Top prizes are $1,000 and four $500 cash prizes. The minimum prize for a tagged fish is $50 and may be cash, merchandise or a gift card or a combination of the three.

The tournament check-in station is the snowmobile clubhouse at 4814 Route 6, 12 miles west of Wellsboro. The clubhouse is located on the south side of Route 6, halfway between Galeton and Wellsboro.

For those who want to register in-person, the check-in station will be open this Friday, May 14, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during tournament hours, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday, May 15 and from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday, May 16. The entry fee for adults is $25 and $15 for youth under 16. Those who registered online can pick up bags, badges and maps at the clubhouse between May 14 and 16.

Every registered participant who picks up his or her badge no later than 4 p.m. at the check-in station on Saturday, May 15 will be entered in a special drawing that day to win one of two $1,000 cash prizes. Individuals need not be present to win.

Youngsters 12 and under, whether they register to fish in the tournament or not, can participate in the free “Draw A Ball and Win A Prize” giveaway. With help from Smitty’s Sports in Gaines, the Tackle Shack in Wellsboro and club members who donate items, young anglers receive rods and reels and other fishing equipment.

Those competing in the tournament must have a valid Pennsylvania fishing license and must observe and obey landowners’ rights. Trespassing on private property is not allowed, nor is littering. While on club property, people must wear masks and follow CDC guidelines.

All fish must be legally caught. No fish will be accepted one hour after the cut-off time. Anglers caught fishing before or after stated tournament times will be disqualified.

For more information, call (717) 881-9358 or the club at (570) 724-2888 or visit the club’s website at www.pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com.



Photo by John Eaton
Don Kelly, owner of Tackle Shack in Wellsboro, displays the rods he is donating for the “Draw A Ball and Win A Prize” giveaway for youngsters 12 and under.

HAMILTON-GIBSON PERFORMANCES OF “THE LAST ROMANCE” SELL OUT MAY 7 & 8; LAST PERFORMANCES ARE THIS WEEKEND, FRIDAY, MAY 14, SATURDAY, MAY 15 AND SUNDAY, MAY 16

“We are thrilled to have opened with “The Last Romance” as our first live in-person show since last October,” said Director Thomas Putnam. “Audiences agree it is the perfect production to celebrate our re-opening. All four cast members are giving great performances and drawing audiences into this engaging, humorous, touching story,” he said.

“We sold out on May 7 and 8,” said Putnam. “We still have seats for the performances at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15 and 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, May 16 at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. We are asking people to buy tickets in advance so we can assign seats to meet social distancing protocols and state guidelines. No tickets are sold at the door.”

“The Last Romance” is a play about love in the twilight years. This bittersweet romantic comedy centers on 80-year-old widower Ralph (Gary Fizzano), who once had ambitions to be an opera singer but got married instead. He lives with his slightly younger sister Rose (Anne Acker), whose husband walked out on her 22 years ago to be with another woman. Rose never got over it and secretly harbors the belief he might come back to her.

Unexpectedly, Ralph meets Carol (Kathryn Sheneman) in a dog park. A friendship ensues but the selfish and bitter Rose is determined to thwart Ralph and Carol’s “last romance.”

The play features various opera arias sung by the Young Man (John Tobey Jr.).

“I think this show will appeal to adults of all ages,” said Acker. “It is touching and funny, and I find it to be relatable to real life in many ways.“

“I auditioned just after moving to Wellsboro from Coudersport,” Acker said. “Rose is a particularly fun character to play and unlike any other I’ve done. I like that she speaks her mind and truly loves her brother Ralph, only wanting what’s best for him. She is an Italian woman in her late 70s who believes in the traditional values of her Catholic Italian heritage, but has not come to terms with the reality of her situation.” said Acker.

“I am so happy to be involved in theater again, and look forward to many years as part of the HG family. Acting is a wonderful outlet and lets me live in someone else’s head for a while,” she said.

“With all of the cast members being fully vaccinated, I believe we can safely perform this show as long as we continue to observe the recommendations from the CDC regarding masking and social distancing,” said Acker.

“The Young Man is studying opera and planning to audition at the Metropolitan Opera House,” said Tobey. “During the play, he interacts with Ralph, establishing the fact that they are the same person.”

“I like the idea of this role being a flashback so Ralph’s younger days can visually and audibly be expressed to show how hard he worked to prepare to audition for The Met.

“Thomas (Putnam) offered me this role after my teacher, Dr. Peggy Dettwiler, recommended me,” Tobey said. “The arias serve as transitions from one scene to the next throughout ‘The Last Romance.’ Thomas let me select arias from operas I had sung in the past, such as Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, Pagliacci and La Traviata. I am a tenor and for the show sing all the arias in Italian.”

This is the first time Tobey has performed in an HG show. “I hope to be in others in the future,” he said.

This Saturday, May 15, Tobey is graduating from Mansfield University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. That night, he will perform as The Young Man for the fifth time. “I will be staying in this area. I am taking a gap year to get a decent job and reset myself before applying for graduate schools to earn my Master’s in Opera.”

Tickets 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 with credit card information or prepay online at hgp.booktix.com.


Photo by John Eaton
“You can’t marry that woman,” Rose warns Ralph, her elderly brother. “There’s something you don’t know about her!”

HILLS CREEK AND CHERRY SPRINGS STATE PARKS ARE OFFERING IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL PROGRAMS MAY 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 AND BEYOND

In-person and virtual programs are being offered by Hills Creek and Cherry Springs State Parks.

At Hills Creek State Park

WELLSBORO — Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 is seven miles northeast of Wellsboro in Charleston Township via Charleston Street and Hills Creek Lake Road.

Free Two-Hour Beginner Fishing Program Offered In-Person Twice on May 15 & Twice on May 22

Give fishing in Hills Creek Lake a try by joining Park Naturalist Jim Mucci for an introduction to fishing. No fishing license is required to participate. Everything needed is provided free for the program, such as fishing rods, reels and fishing line. “Fishing is a sport you can enjoy your whole life,” said Mucci. The free two-hour Beginner Fishing program is being presented in-person in the beach area at Hills Creek Lake. It is being offered twice this Saturday, May 15 and twice the following Saturday, May 22. The first session will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. both Saturdays and the second from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. “Because this is an entry level program for families and individuals of all ages who want to learn how to fish, spin cast rods with reels will be used,” said Mucci. It’s simple to use, least expensive, and easily repaired. I’ve seen some huge fish landed with this tackle,” he said. “During the program, participants will be fishing for panfish, including perch, bluegills, and crappies and could even catch a bass or chain pickerel,” Mucci said. Participants are encouraged to bring snacks, bottled water, sunscreen and to wear a hat and sunglasses. Due to limited equipment for each session, pre-registration is required. To pre-register or for more information, call the park office at 570-724-4246 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Last Free “Birding at Hills Creek” Virtual Program is Friday, May 21

The last 30-minute virtual program in the free online series “Birding at Hills Creek” is Friday, May 21 from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The series is exploring bird watching opportunities at Hills Creek State Park and several other parks in Tioga County. It is not only for avid birders but also those getting into birding for the first time. “The May 21 program will provide people who are interested in bird watching with information they can use to go on a self-guided tour at Hills Creek State Park or other areas to see many different species from bald eagles and ospreys to bluebirds,” said Bob Edkin, environmental education specialist with the Hills Creek State Park Complex. Highlighted will be birds that are at the park or may be arriving soon with tips on where and when to see them. Among the birds at Hills Creek are migratory birds that stop at the park on their way to their spring or summer locations and those that live there year-round or are seasonal residents. Register at https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/ under Hills Creek State Park to receive a link to the program. For best viewing, use a desktop computer or larger tablet. For more information, call Edkin at 570-724-3061 or email him at redkin@pa.gov.

At Cherry Springs State Park

COUDERSPORT — Cherry Springs State Park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, Pa. 16915 is 12 miles from Route 6 in Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44. Anyone may observe the night sky at Cherry Springs on his or her own. All visitors should arrive before dark. Search for the Clear Sky Chart online for 48-hour forecasts about viewing conditions.

Free Know Before You Go to Cherry Springs Virtual Program is Being Offered May-July

The free Know Before You Go to Cherry Springs Virtual Program is being held from 12 p.m. (noon) to 12:30 p.m. on five different dates: Thursday, May 27, Thursday, June 3, Wednesday, June 9, Wednesday, June 30 and Tuesday, July 6. This 30-minute online program is designed to help first-time and novice stargazers who are planning to visit the park. Find out from park professionals the best way to plan an evening of stargazing, including what to bring and how to observe objects in the night sky, such as stars, constellations, planets, the moon, artificial satellites such as the space station, meteors, aurora and even the Milky Way. Also highlighted will be Cherry Springs State Park with information about why it is one of the best places to go for stargazing and what program registrants need to know to make the most of their visit.

Free How to Choose and Use A Telescope Virtual Program is Thursday, May 27

Being offered online from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 27 will be a 30-minute virtual program on How to Choose and Use A Telescope. This program is for those who have a telescope but are having a problem with it or need help to use it as well as for those who are Interested in purchasing a telescope and want to find out what to look for and what to avoid. During this brief program, participants will learn the basic fundamentals of using telescopes and common missteps. There will be time for questions and those who participate can also schedule a one-on-one virtual follow-up session. The presenter has more than 20 years of experience in using different types of telescopes for public presentations and offers this workshop periodically to help make the night sky more accessible to individuals and families. While more advanced, this program can be appropriate for children who are attending with an adult.

Around the World in 80 Minutes is May 28, 29 & 30 and June 4 & 5

Around the World in 80 Minutes, a small group, private in-person, telescope tour of the night sky is being offered by North Star Outdoor Guides from 9:15 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. on five different dates, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 28, 29 and 30 and Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5 at Cherry Springs State Park, an International Dark-Sky Association-designated gold level status dark sky park. The maximum number of people that can participate per program is the first 16 who preregister and prepay. In the event of rain, thunder or overcast skies, one or more of the programs may be cancelled. Registrants will look at the night sky through the eyes of the ancient Greeks, Chinese, Indians, Native Americans, and others. Featured will be a laser guided tour of various constellations, telescope viewing and a discussion of the dark skies. This dark sky telescope tour ensures maximum telescope time without long waits and a more individualized program. Objects which may be viewed include planets, nebulae, red giants, globular clusters, galaxies, and binary star systems. Registration is open but will close when a program is full or at 3 p.m. two days before each program date. To complete registration, payment must be made in full. Fee: $20 per person for adults and children six and older. included in the fee is a $3 non-refundable processing fee. Children five and under are free

Nightscapes Photography In-Person Workshop is Saturday, June 5

The first 10 people who preregister and prepay will be accepted for the two and a half-hour Nightscapes Photography Workshop being given by Curt Weinhold at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 at the park. Learn how to photograph the starry night sky, including constellations and the Milky Way, and foreground material using your own DSLR camera and lenses. View samples of Weinhold’s work at http://pbase.com/cwphoto. Fee: $60.

Free Stargazing Highlights in 2021 is Wednesday, June 9; Partial Solar Eclipse is on June 10

During the virtual program “Stargazing Highlights of 2021” being presented from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, find out about a partial solar eclipse that will occur early in the morning on June 10, about meteor showers and other night sky events with tips on how to view them. Only those visible in the Northeastern United States, including this area, will be discussed. This short presentation, complete with visuals of what people of all ages might see in the night sky from their own backyards, will be followed by an open Q&A session.

For Viewing Virtual Programs

Use a desktop computer or larger tablet for the best viewing of virtual programs. It is recommended that registrants link into a virtual program 15 minutes before the listed start time as it can take longer than expected depending on the type of computer or device they are using.

To Register for Cherry Springs in-Person and Virtual Programs

To register to receive a link to the free virtual programs, including Know Before You Go to Cherry Springs, How to Choose and Use A Telescope and Stargazing Highlights in 2021 and for more details or to register for the two in-person programs Around the World in 80 Minutes and the Nightscapes Photography Workshop, visit https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/cherry_springs_state_park. If there is a problem with registering online or for information about other programs offered at the park, call (814) 435-1037 or email Tim Morey at tmorey@pa.gov.

WELL ARMED WOMAN SHOOTING CHAPTER TO MEET THURSDAY, MAY 20 AT MILL COVE

The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, Pa. will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 20 outdoors at the Mill Cove Shooting Range in the Mill Cove Environmental Area at 3036 Mill Creek Road, Mansfield, Pa.

On the agenda is a range briefing, including range rules and training updates followed by shooting practice, weather permitting. The group is social distancing and wearing masks.

For more information about joining this organization or purchasing a firearm, contact Jones at (570) 549-2794 or jones_mk@yahoo.com.

SHORTSVILLE GREEN GROWERS TO BE AT WELLSBORO GROWERS MARKET ON OPENING DAY, THURSDAY, MAY 20

On Thursday, May 20, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Shortsville Green Growers of Chatham Township will be at the Wellsboro Growers Market on the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church at 130 Main Street in Wellsboro. That is the first day the market will be open this year.
Jessie Thompson and her husband, Scot Walker started Shortsville Green Growers last year and took their products to the Wellsboro market.

“My parents bought this farm in 1968,” she said. “When I was growing up, we grew vegetables, which I always enjoyed as a kid.

“Scot and I moved here in the spring of 2017. After being in business and working in cities I wanted to do something I felt good about that was healthy and outdoors. We both wanted to grow food. Since Scot is mostly retired, we are able to spend a lot more time together doing this rather than me going into an office everyday,” said Thompson.

“This is our second year. We plan to have our homegrown products at the Wellsboro market every Thursday through Oct. 14,” she said.

“Last year we sold out of almost everything so our goal is to have larger quantities this year. We added some new plots and started growing earlier,” said Thompson.

“We grow in the ground. Our focus is on soil nutrition and growing healthy plants that use their natural defenses to ward off disease. We are a no-spray, chemical-free operation. Instead of spraying, we use natural fertilizers and insect netting, if needed. Our goal is to manage the soil well so the plants will be healthy,” she said.

“Our beets, salad greens, green beans and heirloom tomatoes were very popular in 2020. We are bringing those back and are also trying some new things. We also hope to offer more fresh herbs,” said Thompson.

“On May 20, we will be bringing microgreens and salad greens to the Wellsboro market along with some vegetable plants that home growers can buy. Our main crops will be microgreens, salad greens, beets, green onions (scallions), carrots and tomatoes. As the season progresses we will also have kale and other greens, green beans, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, brussels sprouts, arugula and fresh herbs,” said Thompson.

“We want to promote microgreens so we are starting with pea shoots, organic black oil sunflowers, broccoli and daikon purple radish. At the first stage of growth, broccoli has a spicy flavor and daikon purple radish is peppery and crisp while the sunflower and pea shoots are really sweet. This is a new trend similar to growing bean sprouts in a jar that was popular in the 1970s and 80s. Microgreens are good in salads or on top of cooked dishes. You don’t cook microgreens. You eat them raw. They add sweetness or spiciness,” said Thompson.

Microgreens are considered baby plants, falling somewhere between a sprout and baby green. These young vegetable greens are harvested just after the cotyledon leaves (those that are the first to appear from a germinating seed plant) have developed. They have an aromatic flavor and concentrated nutrient content and come in a variety of colors and textures. Microgreens can be used as a nutrition supplement and as visual, flavor and texture enhancements for other foods.

“Our neighbor Julia Gaulien supplies us with eggs to sell. They were very popular last year. Later in the season we will have honey from another neighbor, Dana Breen. I like collaborating with nearby farms and producers. I think it helps us all move forward and find new opportunities,” she said.

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
Jessie Thompson and Scot Walker weed lettuce they are growing in their hoop house for their popular salad greens mix.

CANYON PILOTS ASSOCIATION MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FLY-IN BREAKFAST IS SUNDAY, MAY 30

The Canyon Pilots Association Memorial Day Weekend All-You-Can-Eat Fly-In Breakfast is Sunday, May 30 at the Wellsboro Johnston Airport at 112 Runway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. It is open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Parking is free. Handicapped parking is available.

In 2020, both the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend fly-in breakfasts were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Weather permitting, pilots in various types of full-size aircraft will fly to the airport for the breakfast.

“People who attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and, as soon as they finish eating, to join family members and friends outdoors to watch airplanes land and takeoff while they chat,” said Freeman. “We are asking people to social distance while eating breakfast and to wear masks and social distance outdoors.”

On the menu are ham, eggs, buckwheat pancakes, coffee and orange juice. Requested is a donation of $10 for adults and $5 for youngsters ages 3 to 8 years old. Children 2 and under will be admitted free.

During the breakfast, visitors can try out the airport’s Redbird TD-2 flight simulator for free in the terminal. Software for all public airports in the United States, including the Wellsboro airport is installed on the simulator. It can be configured as a simple single engine airplane up to a complex, high performance aircraft.

Members of the Canyon Country Ultralight Club will assist with the breakfast and have a display of ultralight aircraft outdoors.

The Mountain Modelaires will display radio controlled airplanes and helicopters and will be giving away free foam gliders to youngsters eight to twelve to assemble at home as long as supplies last.

For more information about the May 30 breakfast or flight instruction scholarships for youth, 16 and older, email Tom Freeman at av8slow@gmail.com.


Photo by John Eaton
Want your eggs scrambled or over easy? Shown are Noah and his dad Doug Smith. They cracked eggs during the 2019 Canyon Pilots Association breakfast and plan to crack eggs again this year.

FIRE IN THE GLEN CONCERT IS FRIDAY, JUNE 4

Friday, June 4 at 7 p.m. the Endless Mountain Music Festival and the Deane Center for the Performing Arts are presenting a concert by Fire in the Glen on the stage in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

This energetic trio is based in Pennsylvania’s York, Lancaster and Berks counties. Their lively performance of blistering fiddle tunes, mug-thumping pub songs and a few soulful ballads and airs will get the audience clapping, dancing and singing along.

Playing a blend of traditional Irish, Scottish and maritime tunes and their own brand of “Celtic eclectic” are Amanda Wells on guitar, Rod Nevin on pennywhistle, ukulele and Scottish smallpipes and band founder Tom Knapp on fiddle and bódhran drum. All three sing.

“Amanda recently returned after a five-year hiatus and Rod is new to the band,” Knapp said.

Fire in the Glen was founded in March of 1999 and has been performing for 22 years throughout the South Central Pennsylvania region. “Over the years we’ve gone through several personnel changes,” said Knapp.

The band has opened for touring performers such as Lunasa, Great Big Sea, Enter the Haggis, Fit Campbell, Aoife Clancy, the Young Dubliners, Barleyjuice and Charlie Zahm and released six CDs. Its most recent is Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh, a Celtic Christmas CD released in 2019.

This concert is BYOB with audience members encouraged to bring their favorite beverages and snacks. Admission is $25. To reserve a table for free and purchase tickets, call (570) 724-6220 or visit deanecenter.com.


Photo provided
Fire in the Glen returns to Wellsboro on June 4.