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Weekly Highlights – 05/18/15 – 05/22/15

A look at this week’s highlights on Wellsboro Home Page


by Home Page Staff - May 23-24, 2015

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.
Five members of the Wellsboro Track and Field team will be heading to Shippensburg University this weekend after qualifying for the PIAA State Track and Field meet at the District IV Class AA Championships at Athens on Saturday, May 16.

Wellsboro Junior Rich Tardieu qualified for states with a 2nd place finish in the triple jump at 42 feet, 4.5 inches along with four members of the Lady Hornet team.

Senior Lauren Bleggi and Juniors Jada Jackson, Lindsey Graver, and Raisa Rogers ran 50.8 seconds in the 4x100m relay, which was good enough for third place on the day to qualify for states.

Jackson also qualified in two individual events with second place finishes in both the long jump and triple jump. Jackson’s long jump was 17 ft, 10.25 in and her triple jump measured 37 ft 7.25 in.
Today on Wellsboro Home Page, Chamber President Marsha Chesko hosts Chamber Highlights. Marsha brings us up-to-date on a number of summer happenings taking place in our area.

The Wellsboro area is coming alive with all kinds of summer activities. The fishing season is upon us! Grab your rod and reel and head out to one of our beautiful lakes for some great fishing. Also on the water – kayaking, white water rafting and canoeing are being enjoyed by many.

Memorial Day weekend will kick-off more summer activities and attractions like Ole Covered Wagon rides through the canyon. The Tioga Central Railroad is gearing up for a fantastic summer season. Area golf courses are always a fun and beautiful experience. There’s also horseback riding and much more!

Downtown Wellsboro is ready for summer shopping and area restaurants will serve you some of the most delicious food that you have ever tasted.

The Susquehannock Trail Pro Rally takes place this summer on June 5th and 6th. Don’t miss it! The Laurel Festival will be celebrated on June 19th and 20th.
Information, information, information – but what is right for you? The “gluten-free diet” has become something of a fad in recent years, but should you be gluten free? Wellsboro Laurel Health Center is hosting a free community event on Sunday May 31st from 2:00-4:00 pm, entitled “Gluten Free Is As Easy As 1-2-3.” Dr. Jona Lamphier will present a brief educational session on Celiac Disease. May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. There will also be an opportunity through an open forum to ask questions about your health care concerns with Dr. Lamphier and registered dietician, Kim Steinbacher. Find out how gluten affects people with Celiac Disease and how it may impact your life.

One of the questions to be answered at the event: how can I be gluten free in a small community? To help answer that question, local “gluten-free friendly” businesses such as the Shady Grove Natural Market will be present to show the different options for gluten free diets available in our area.
What is the undisputed, number one killer of American women? According to the American Heart Association, the answer is heart disease. Other statistics reveal heart disease to be more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. Most sobering of all, each day in the US, one woman dies from cardiovascular disease in some form.

Thankfully, Susquehanna Health understands the importance of discussing the best ways to maintain a robust, fully-functioning heart. They are inviting all women (ages 18+) to boost their “heart smarts” during their Be Heart Smart function this June. Event speakers are interventional cardiologist, Dr. Leslie Webb, and cardiologist Dr. Joseph Bering, who will be sharing the top ten things you can do to have a strong and healthy heart. Additionally, the time will include a FAQ session so attendees can get answers about their own heart concerns.

This free event will be held at the Deane Center here in Wellsboro on June 3rd, from 5:00-7:00pm. The evening will consist of registration, hors d’oeuvres, shopping, health screenings, and an opportunity to register for door prizes. These screenings are blood pressure, EKG, and body composition analysis (looking at percentage of body fat and lean muscle mass). Afterward, participants will be treated to the experts’ presentations, as well as a delicious, heart-healthy dinner.

* You must be a Spirit of Women member to attend. Please register by May 27 (seating is limited!) You can do so by calling: 1-888-720-8461.
Did you know Wellsboro is named after Mary Wells Morris? Her husband, Benjamin Morris, was the founder of our beautiful town and named it after her. Traditionally, Mary Wells Days were town holidays celebrated by our area businesses, filled with fun, a parade, sales and more! While it may not be recognized by many anymore, Dunham’s Department store still pays homage with their Mary Wells Days sidewalk sale! On Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 22, 23 & 24) you will find a vast assortment of deals and savings inside and out of Dunham’s for this special event. Take a look at a few of the amazing items you can find with Ann Dunham Rawson on today’s feature!


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