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The Eaton Calendar – October 13

The Eaton Calendar – October 13

The Eaton Calendar - Update


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 13, 2020

  1. Wellsboro Growers Market is This Thursday, Oct. 15; To End on Thursday, Oct. 29
  2. Last Three Performances of Hamilton-Gibson’s “Stray Cats” are This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16, 17 & 18
  3. Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter to Discuss Plans for Upcoming Meetings This Saturday, Oct. 17
  4. Doug McMinn Blues Band to Perform This Saturday, Oct. 17
  5. First Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club Running Deer Shoot is This Sunday, Oct. 18

Diane Eaton
(570) 724-3800


Linda Sweely’s English Christmas Cake snack packs will be featured at the New View Farm booth this Thursday, Oct. 15 during the Wellsboro Growers Market.

The market is open from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 29 on the front lawn at the First Presbyterian Church at 130 Main Street in Wellsboro, weather permitting. If there is steady, heavy rain, the market will be cancelled.

“The Thursday, Oct. 22 market will be the last one for me,” Sweely said. “I will be making the same type of goodies for both the Oct. 15 and 22 markets,” she added.

“The English Christmas Cake is another of my mother’s recipes. Many people in this area who are fruitcake haters have told me they love these snack cakes and buy them each year.” Ingredients include: flour, candied cherries, candied pineapple, pecans, sugar, golden raisins, butter, brandy, eggs, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and corn syrup.

The New View Farm booth will also offer freshly made cinnamon buns; focaccia, sourdough, everything, multigrain and beer breads; and cinnamon raisin and everything bagels; maple syrup; honey; jams and jellies; tomato relish; jalapeno pepper spread; candy; garlic and sprouts.

“What we sell at the Wellsboro Growers Market and our farm store in Rutland Township is what I love to produce and eat, from jellies to artisan breads to my mom’s tomato relish, a 50-year-old recipe she passed down to me,” Sweely said. “Most of my jelly and candy recipes are ones my mom taught me how to make. She had a candy business for years.”

For the Oct. 15 market, Ray and Janet MacWhinnie of Udder Merry Mac Farm will bring their own lettuce blend, basil, arugula, cucumbers, sweet peppers, beet greens and freshly picked raspberries. “It’s too soon to tell what we will have for the Oct. 22 or 29 markets,” said Janet.

From the Keeney Farm, Gary and Cheryl Keeney will have blue potatoes, beets, sweet peppers, winter squash, onions, cauliflower, broccoli florets and cabbage; pumpkins; gourds; ornamental corn and popcorn bunches. “We plan to attend the Oct. 22 and 29 markets,” Cheryl said.

Liz McLelland of Yorkshire Meadows is bringing freshly made apple dumplings; pecan sandies; salted caramel shortbread, lemon curd and pumpkin bars; scones; shortbread, ginger and peanut butter cookies; carrot and chocolate zucchini cakes; lemon and lime curd; and triple berry jam. “I will be at the Oct. 15, 22 and 29 markets,” said McLelland.

At the Between Two Rivers Maple Products booth will be Sally and Jeff Jones with pumpkin maple whoopie pies; maple cinnamon buns and maple sticky buns; peanut butter maple jumbo cookies; maple candied pecans and almonds; and maple syrup, cream and candies. They will be at the market on Oct. 15 and 22 but not the 29th.

Frank Maffei, owner of Staggering Unicorn Winery, will host free tastings and sell wines he has created. A winemaker for almost 30 years, he opened his winery on Dec. 21, 2016. “I will bring my cranberry, pineapple strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and mint chocolate wines to the Oct. 15, 22 and 29 markets as well as other flavors,” he said.

On Oct. 15, Laura Driesel of Aunt Lulu’s Embroidery will have a selection of items for sale, including stickers; etched glassware; Christmas-themed T-shirts; dog-themed sweatshirts; handcrafted face masks with smiley faces and with a cartoon bee and the words: “Don’t Worry, Bee Happy.” She will also bring samples of her custom embroidery and digital printing work. “I’m not sure whether I will be at the Oct. 22 or 29 markets,” said Driesel.

At the Oct. 15, 22 and 29 markets will be Jean LaCroce of Heart Dog Delectables with her freshly made and decorated dog bones, paw prints, and cat and dog stick figures. Some will be specially decorated for Halloween and others for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She only uses natural ingredients in her dog treat recipes.

Kathy Siegrist of Bakery 303, better known as the pound cake lady, will not be at the Oct. 15 market but will be bringing party pound cakes to both the Oct. 22 and 29 markets. The fall party pound cakes will be decorated inside and out with red, orange, yellow and brown sprinkles and the Breast Cancer Awareness Month party cakes with red, pink and white sprinkles. She will also offer her apple cinnamon, classic butter, lemon with lemon glaze and serious chocolate pound cakes.

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

Questions? Call Thomas Putnam at (570) 439-2000 or email him at

Photo by John Eaton
During the Oct. 8 Wellsboro Growers Market, Linda Aldassari at the New View Farm booth displays the English Christmas Cake snack pack.


The last three performances of Hamilton-Gibson’s production of “Stray Cats” will be in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and this Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m.

Written by Warren Leight, “Stray Cats’ blends humor, sadness and music in a unique way.

The cast includes seasoned actors Thomas Putnam, Ryan Dalton and Rob Kathcart along with Dave Driskell performing on his saxophone. The actors each play roles about men called “cats” who present their different stories through monologues.

“As with all of the characters in this play, what is not said reveals much about each one,” said Putnam.

Dalton is featured in two monologues. The first is “Good-bye Jack” in which he plays a kid who works at the drive-thru window at Jack-in-the-Box. The night they take the clown away he realizes he’s “just another little drive-thru guy in orange and brown, alone on the graveyard shift. In “Diary of a Voyeur”, Dalton plays a writer who, instead of meeting his deadlines, spends months obsessing and writing about a couple in a window across his courtyard.

Kathcart is “Jocko The Clown” who is backstage at a moment of crisis and suffers from extreme “mime block.” In “Ol’ Gator.” he plays an aging TV weatherman whose farewell apology skids into a near breakdown after he has been kicked off the air for politically incorrect statements.

Putnam performs the first monologue of the show, “Alone, But Not Lonely” in which he plays Tom who “shares” at a twelve-step support group on Valentine’s Day. In “The Poem Writer,” Putnam is a man, who, after having a little too much to drink, delivers a bitter, funny, self-loathing, self-aggrandizing speech to the Poem Writers Guild.

Driskell weaves their stories together by playing his improvisational jazz music between each monologue. He then joins the others in the final scene about a street saxophone player.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $6 for youth, 18 and under. Also available are FlexPasses for $60. No tickets are sold at the door. They have to be ordered in advance and prepaid online at or by calling the HG office at (570) 724-2079 with credit card information.

Seating is limited. Reserved seats allow HG to meet pandemic social distancing protocols. All audience members are asked to wear masks and have their temperatures taken upon entering the building.

Photo by John Eaton
Ryan Dalton (shown) plays a young, fast-food worker whose connection to his restaurant’s mascot has been destroyed.


During their meeting at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 17, members of the Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, Pa. will discuss November and December meeting dates, times and locations.

This Saturday’s meeting will be outdoors at the Mill Cove Shooting Range in the Mill Cove Environmental Area at 3036 Mill Creek Road, Mansfield, Pa. The group is following Pennsylvania COVID-19 protocols.

“We will talk about when and where we will meet and what we will do at each of those meetings,” said Marilyn Jones. She and Pat Butts are chapter co-leaders. “We will also review gun safety protocols and follow that with shooting practice.”

New member applications will be available. Women who don’t own a firearm and want more information before making a purchase or want to find out about joining the chapter are invited to contact Jones at (570) 549-2794 or


At 3 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 17, the final concert of the Saturday afternoon outdoor series offered by the Deane Center for the Performing Arts will feature the Doug McMinn Blues Band of Williamsport. It is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.

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

The five band members are: Doug McMinn of Balls Mills, Pa. who plays guitar, saxophone and clarinet; John “JT” Thompson of Bellefonte on keyboards; Sean Farley of Williamsport on guitar; Bill Stetz of Sunbury on electric bass guitar; and Joel B. Vincent of Williamsport on drums. McMinn, Thompson and Farley are lead singers and songwriters for the band.

With an eclectic repertoire that McMinn describes as “Big Tent Blues,” the band will play the gamut from Chicago to Texas blues to New Orleans rhythm and blues, mixing their original songs with modern and classic covers by famous artists.

The Doug McMinn Blues Band was founded in 2011 when McMinn was invited to select an all-star group of regional musicians to close the Billtown Blues Festival in Williamsport that year. For their performance, the band played music to honor McMinn’s three decades in the bar band business. The audience’s response inspired the band to book other shows and record a well-received live CD.

Since then, the group has entertained crowds throughout the North Central Pennsylvania region.

Bring lawn chairs and sit on the lawn in front of the outdoor stage or on Central Avenue, which will be closed to traffic to provide space to allow people room for dancing and social distancing.

For more information, visit, email, or call (570) 724-6220 for more information.

Photo provided
Doug McMinn (shown) began playing in the summer of 1980 and is now celebrating his 40th anniversary as a musician.


This Sunday, Oct. 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is hosting the first of three running deer shoots at the club’s outdoor range at 4646 Route 287, 6.5 miles south of Wellsboro in Delmar Township. The other two shoots will be on Sundays, Nov. 8 and Nov. 22. Club members and the public are invited to participate.

The shooter with the highest score in the last round during this Sunday’s running deer shoot will win a frozen turkey. A special round for youth, 17 and under, will also be held with the one with the highest score winning a gift certificate from Cooper’s Sporting Goods in Mansfield or from Barbers Sporting Goods Store in Sabinsville.

The running deer paper target is fixed to a four-foot by three-foot wooden frame that is mounted on wheels on a cable. The target is pulled along the cable from left to right at 100 yards from the shooting area. Only one shooter is allowed to be on the range per pass. Safety gear and eye and ear protection are required to participate. 

A sign-up will be held before each round of shooters.

The fee for youth 17 and under, and for adults, 18 and older, is $2 per pass with a limit of two shots per pass. The fee will be split with 50 percent going to the shooter with the highest score per round and the other 50 percent to the club.

For more information, call Ray Rowland at (607) 857-4631.

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