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Weekly Highlights – 03/21/16 – 03/25/16

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


by Home Page Staff - March 26-27, 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.
Denise M. Drabick, PhD, is the relatively new director of the Animal Care Sanctuary located here in Tioga County in the town of Wellsboro. Their slogan, “sharing our home until they share yours,” is what motivates all of the staff working at ACS. They give the thirty-nine animals under their care the best opportunities that is afforded to each of them. ACS is a no-kill sanctuary. They work with the animals to find them permanent homes, but they offer lifetime care if this is not possible.

“Each of these animals has their own unique back-story.” says Denise. Two of the cats being cared for at ACS are there because their owner had a heart attack and passed away, leaving the cats without a care giver. Another was brought in as a stray and trained to socialize with people. Some have lived their lives at the shelters.
On Monday, March 21st the 2016 NTL Senior All-Star double header was held at Mansfield University. Senior players from Towanda, Wyalusing, Athens, Sayre and Northeast Bradford (NTL East) faced off against Wellsboro, Cowanesque Valley, North Penn-Liberty, North Penn-Mansfield, Williamson and Troy (NTL West) in NTL basketball action. The girls teams played first, with NTL West taking the victory, 69-49. Chelsea Repard of North Penn-Liberty was the leading scorer for NTL West, followed by Shelby Park of Northeast Bradford, the leading scorer for East.

The boys teams followed the conclusion of the girls game. Again, NTL West took the win with the final score, 109-75. Bryant Painter of Cowanesque Valley scored a totally 24 points, making him the leading scorer for NTL West, followed by Darrell Carroll from North Penn-Liberty with a score of 21 points.
As the fourth grade art classes at Don L. Gill Elementary School transition from one lesson to the next, students are working on a project that ties in all kinds of information that can be utilized in state testing, Arts and Humanities standards, daily life, or for pure enjoyment. These students accomplish this through their tessellation assignment, which consists of art history (Dutch artist M.C. Escher) in addition to other cross-curricular core content. Although the assignment appears simple, it is a complex process which takes time, skill, and creativity to succeed from start to finish.
The second tool in our healthy tool basket is eating breakfast, or breaking the fast. Like hydrating, if you start your day by eating breakfast, you’ll feel better right from the get go and have more energy later on! If you start off the day “behind” in terms of nutrition, though, it can be difficult to catch up. Hydration and breakfast help us to start our day with an advantage!
“4-H is moving forward one hundred percent this year,” said Sasha Diederich, Tioga County 4-H Extension Educator. “Our programs are booming. We’ve had more interactions this year than ever,” She added, pointing to the crowded room full of 4-H exhibitors, their leaders, and parents. Clubs from all over Tioga County came together to celebrate 4-H Kickoff at the Whitneyville Fairgrounds on Sunday.

But it was the outpouring of community interest that made the day. “We see ripples from Kickoff all year long,” said Stacy Sexaur, Extension Secretary. More than fifteen families had stopped by her table to either sign up with a club or inquire about the process during the first half of Kickoff.


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