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Weekly Highlights – 04/06/15 – 04/10/15
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.
INSIDE MU PSYCHOLOGY
Mansfield University offers over 50 majors, so what makes Psychology one of the top choices? Today, Dr. Nicolle Mayo, a professor of Psychology specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy, gives insight into what makes this major so unique. She highlights some of the more popular classes, such as Psychological Positivity, and explicates on their importance. Dr. Mayo offers advice to high school students who are considering pursuing a degree in Psychology. Dr. Mayo also makes an exciting announcement pertaining to an upcoming feature on Wellsboro Homepage.
SPARK CURIOSITY, IGNITE DISCOVERY
Spark Curiosity, Ignite Discovery, is the new mission statement of the Green Free Library! The director of the library, Leslie Wishard, is setting a direction of learning that will take the Wellsboro branch into the 21st century. Leslie has been employed in this library for 10 years and as a librarian for over 30 years and is still passionate about aiding the patrons who use their services. If you have questions or need help in finding different books or resources, the staff at the library are more than glad to assist you. In today’s feature we were able to take a closer look at their updated website and talked about the new databases available to the current 6000+ patrons.
GOODIES ON THE GO!
On May 30th, Goodies for our Troops is having a fundraiser with the help of Benedict’s Bus Service. For $75 per person, you can enjoy a guided tour and tasting at Yuengling Brewery, free time at Cabela’s and wine tasting at Shade Mountain Winery (motor coach transportation, hostess service also included). You don’t have to drink beer or wine to enjoy this bus trip. Many people go just to experience and learn about America’s Oldest Brewery, which was founded in 1829 by David G. Yuengling and is a family-owned company that spans 180 years. Cabela’s Hamburg location is 250,000 square feet with a creek that runs through the center of the store with gigantic trout and other live fish. This in itself would be worth the bus trip! Shade Mountain Winery is tucked away in the fertile Susquehanna Valley, and here you will learn how the grapes are grown become delicious wines. The bus ride will include games, fun & laughter! While you are enjoying your trip, you will also be helping Goodies for our Troops. Because for every seat filled, Benedict’s will donate a percentage to Goodies to help them raise money to keep on supporting our troops and sending them goodies around the world.
The deadline for registration for this trip is APRIL 23rd. You must register with Dawn Pletcher at Goodies for our Troops. You can reach her at 570-662-5601 or email: Goodies@ptd.net or just stop
by 87 main at Crafton St. just under Stained Glass Reflections and Dr. Scott Lee.
SEUSSICAL JR. COMES TO WELLSBORO
This talented group of young actors and actresses have been working tirelessly to bring you the best performance they’ve ever given. We recently spoke with Heather Ladd, the director, who gave us some inside details on “Seussical Jr”. These students’ supreme acting skills, paired with stunning costumes, are put to work to compose a lively interpretation of your favorite Dr. Seuss tales. This captivating musical is being performed at the Wellsboro Area High School Auditorium this Friday, April 10th at 7 PM, this Saturday, April 11th at 7 PM, and this Sunday, April 12th at 2 PM. We hope you’ll find the time to come out and see the show!
2X the EVENTS, 2X the FUN!
This Saturday, two area schools – The Wellsboro Montessori Children’s Center and The Trinity Lutheran School – are inviting the community to come and join them in celebrating their mission of teaching children. Emilee Andrews, a Mansfield University student, is the event co-ordinator of The Wellsboro Montessori Children’s Center’s First Annual Children’s Film Festival. This family-oriented event is free of charge. The event will feature a variety of Pixar short films which include famous characters from Toy Story, Cars, Ratatouille, and other Pixar movies. The films range in length from five to 10 minutes. It will be held at the Deane Center from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be prize giveaways and complimentary refreshments donated by different business sponsors in our area. The WMCC is very excited to present this free, family-friendly event to the community while working alongside of the Deane Center. “The WMCC is a community based organization,” said Kevin Connelly, Executive Director of the Deane Center, “and the Deane Center wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for organizations like them. We’re happy to partner with the WMCC for this special event.”
Trinity Lutheran School is holding their annual auction this Saturday, April 11. The doors open at 4:30 PM to preview the items and to start the bidding on the silent auction. The live auction with auctioneer Tim Kaltenbach will begin at 6:30 PM. Janice Hughes, one of the teachers at the school, came into the studio to tell us the details.
For over 20 years the auction has helped to defray the costs of operating the school. This has also enabled them to provide a quality Christian education to over 125 students in preschool through sixth grade at a reasonable price for all of the families.
Many local businesses and larger companies have donated items to be auctioned. In addition to the lamps, decorations, quilts, etc there will be over 100 gift certificates and many class projects will also contribute to the collection of items to be auctioned.
This is a fun event of friendly competition in securing the items for auction and if you work up an appetite there will be refreshments available.
“Every year we have a ‘Paddles Up’ project.” says Hughes. “This year ‘Paddles Up’ will go towards playground improvements. Anyone can raise their ‘paddle’ and donate to this cause.”
This auction is another way to support the families and children in our community!
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