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Weekly Highlights – 04/04/16 – 04/08/16
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.
WELLSBORO’S TOUR DE FRANCE
Wellsboro’s “Tour de France” gives Wellsboro High School students the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to France every other year. This year, Mrs. Owlett, along with some of her colleagues, took twenty-one students (level 3 and 4 French) to France for ten days. Students explore many different locations of France including Paris, Cassis, Carcassonne, Arles, Monaco, and many others. They are introduced to a whole different way of living via culture, food, and history. From the ancient “Le Théâtre Antique” to the seaside of Biarritz to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, they visit it all! Make sure to watch the feature above to see the amazing moments that were captured. You can also check out more pictures/videos by visiting their Facebook page – searching Wellsboro’s “Tour de France”.
THE GRUBCAST – E.T. THE EXTRA-AWFUL
Welcome to the first edition of The GrubCast – a gaming-themed feature by Grubby’s Games! Did you know that the North American video game crash of 1983 (aka the Atari shock) was caused in part by the Atari game, “E.T. – the Extra Terrestrial?” This game, based on the film of the same name, was developed in under 6 weeks by Atari, Inc. and released in Decemer of 1982. It is widely cited as one of the worst games in video game history, as well as one of the worst commercial failures. The game actually sold 1.5 million units, becoming one of the best-selling Atari 2600 titles – however, 2.5-3.5 million copies remained unsold and were reportedly buried in a landfill in New Mexico.
STEP OUTDOORS – THE AUDUBON BIRD WALKS
The Tiadaghton Audubon Society holds annual spring bird walks at Hills Creek State Park (every Saturday in April and May). In the month of April, the walks will begin at 8:30am and groups will meet at the park office. Although the weather this winter has been unusually mild, the April bird walks are frequently cold and blustery, so please dress warmly. The lake is already free of ice, so expect to see a variety of waterfowl, including diving ducks, grebes, and loons. Spotting scopes will be available if the birds are too far out in the lake. Bald eagles are almost always present, and you might see an osprey if the weather warms up. A few migratory land birds may also be present, but their numbers will be small until May. Please note that the May walks will begin at 8:00 in the morning — a half-hour earlier. There are no fees, and birders of all levels or anyone simply interested in birds are welcome to attend. No prior notification is required.
CLYMER LIFTS HORNETS OVER WYALUSING
Yungwirth was flawless on the mound as she pitched a complete game, giving up only 3 hits while striking out 7 batters and walking one. Clymer led the Lady Hornets at the plate going 2-for-3 with a triple and RBI. Senior Sarah Ingerick and sophomore Sydney Tremper had the only other hits for Wellsboro on the night.
The win improves the Lady Hornets to 2-0. The team will be back in action on Friday, April 8 as they host Towanda.
SUSQUEHANNA HEALTH – HAPPY NEW YOU!
This year, 850 partners joined the challenge to become Susquehanna Healthy. At the last weigh-in, WHP spoke with Jerrod Ferrence and Sharon Belvin, both health and wellness educators for Susquehanna. Jerrod explained that less weight was lost overall this year, due in part to a shorter 2016 challenge—twelve weeks compared to last year’s sixteen. He also noted that many participants this year who had lost the weight last year were able to maintain a good weight since that time. These health conscious individuals took the opportunity during the 2016 challenge to learn more about exercise and nutrition.
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