Weekly Highlights – 01/19/15 – 01/23/15
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.
HORNET HAPPENINGS – FIRST EDITION
This past week’s Hornet Happenings highlights the opportunities our music students have to further their studies in band and chorus (to a more rigorous level and outside of our classrooms and concerts.) In early fall any student interested in pursuing these opportunities (by participating in Pre-Auds) contacts Mrs. Smithgall. She will distribute to them scales, a solo, and music used for sight reading. Students that are successful with this stage of the process with Mrs. Smithgall go to Pre-Auds and compete with 500 – 600 other students from District 8. The successful students (around 150 for band, 160 for chorus, and 90 for Orchestra) will then proceed to PMEA’s District 8 festivals. Each festival consists of multiple days of auditioning, practice and culminates with a concert (usually conducted by a college professor) – which gives the students insight to college level studies of music. If a student places high enough at Districts they will proceed to the Regional level and go through the same multi-day process. The ultimate goal is to make it to the next level of the All-State Festivals.
THE BRIEFING – DON GILL TRAFFIC DANGER
The Wellsboro Police Department is asking for your help regarding an ongoing traffic challenge at the entrance/exit of the Don Gill Elementary School off of Sherman Street. There have been a number of close calls and neighbors in the area are getting concerned and upset. Our Wellsboro Home Page viewers can help reduce the threat of an accident in this location by watching this feature and then being mindful of the situation when picking up your children. Click here to watch.
PROJECT REBUILD AT TIOGA COUNTY YMCA
The Tioga County YMCA is excited about their new renovation project, and so are many of our area residents. The new endeavor is called Project Rebuild and will be a tremendous improvement to the facility.
Tioga County YMCA Executive Director, Sonja Davy, talked with Home Page correspondent Ryan Campbell about the important changes that are coming. Sonja said that another name for the project is “Project Rebuild – Growing Strong Together.” Find out more about these exciting changes by watching the feature here.
DECORATIONG DECODED DEBUTS!
Putting together a color palette for a room is easier than you think once you understand some basic principles of color. In Thursday’s video, several color terms are defined and explained. Remember, colors are either warm or cool and an easy recipe to follow is to keep warm with warm and cool with cool. It is also important to maintain consistent color saturation between the colors you use for the palette of your room.
Many people are afraid to use bolder colors on their walls because they think the background must remain neutral, so they stick to beige or gray so that it does not “clash” with anything else they put in the room. Any color can be a neutral – take green for example! What color of flower “clashes” with a green stem? The answer is “none.”
Finding inspiration for your design is as simple as looking around you. It could be the fabric on your curtains or a throw pillow from the sofa, a painting on your wall or even the flower bed off your front porch. Don’t be afraid to be inspired and go for it!
DUNHAM’S CORNER – VAULT OF MEMORIES
Dunham’s Department Store is one of the oldest businesses in Wellsboro, PA. They have a century-long, family tradition of providing customers with quality products, outstanding value and courteous service. It all started in March of 1905 when Roy and Fannie Dunham bought a half-interest in a small grocery store on Wellsboro’s Main Street.
Today on Dunham’s Corner – Vice President of Merchandising, Ann Dunham Rawson, reveals a few items from the Dunham’s Vault of Treasured Memories. She advises against breaking into the vault, as it is protected by three Dobermans, an alligator and an attack cat. Dunham’s will not be held responsible for any injuries incurred from the attack cat.
Discover the secrets of the Vault by watching this feature!
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