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Weekly Highlights – 05/23/16 – 05/27/16
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.
NTL TEAMS COMPETE AT D-IV CHAMPIONSHIP
Tioga County’s track and field athletes took to Williamsport High School on Sunday, May 22 to represent their schools at the District IV championships, with hopes of making it to this weekend’s PIAA State Championships at Shippensburg University.
North Penn-Mansfield’s Alysa Davey-Bostic (high jump) and Northern Tioga’s Ryan Hughes (1600m run) both qualified for States. Davey-Bostic was third in the high jump at 5-ft., 2-in. and Hughes finished second in the 1600m in 5:20.58.
PROUGH, INGERICK: ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
Wellsboro seniors Dawson Prough and Sarah Ingerick were named Male and Female Athletes of the Year at the Wellsboro Athletic Department and the Wellsboro Hornets Sports Booster Club’s annual athletic awards presentation on Monday, May 23.
Wellsboro Athletic Director Matt Rendos and Principal Rob Kreger recognized all Wellsboro athletic teams for their accomplishments throughout the 2015-16 season and team MVP’s and coaches awards were presented. Following the team introductions and awards, the annual Special Awards and Memorial Awards were presented.
LIVE FEARLESS AT HIS THOUSAND HILLS
Operations Manager Julia Moss says, “We don’t turn anyone away from camp for financial reasons.” His Thousand Hills welcomes everyone with open arms and loving hearts. HTH encourages parents to seriously consider camp this year. The priority of the HTH staff is and always has been to provide the attending campers with tons of fun and a spiritually meaningful experience. They see great value in children and teens, and they want to light that fire with God’s Word. Testimony after testimony has been made by both counselors and campers, of how their lives were changed forever through camp. Camp is not about the money or about the number of people attending, it’s about reaching out and changing someone’s life for the better.
CREATURE CARE – RISE OF THE HERO DOGS
In March of 2015 the Morris Animal Foundation closed enrollment for the largest most in depth cohort study ever undertaken in veterinary medicine. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study enrolled over 3000 purebred Golden Retrievers in a 10-14 year long research study modeled after the famous ‘Framingham Heart Study’ begun in 1948 and still ongoing that has given human medicine huge advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of human heart disease. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study’s primary objective is to follow 3000 dogs for their lifetime and learn more about the near epidemic level of cancers affecting this breed of dog.
DUNHAM’S CORNER – MARY WELLS DAYS 2016
Did you know Wellsboro is named after Mary Wells Morris? Mary Wells Morris was one of the first residents of the Wellsboro borough in the early 1800s, and her husband, Benjamin Morris, is considered the founder of our beautiful town. According to the Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce website, it is believed it was Mr. Morris who named Wellsboro after his bride
While it may not be officially recognized anymore, Dunham’s Department store still pays homage to Mary Wells Days with a fantastic sidewalk sale! Friday through Sunday, May 27th-29th, shoppers can browse merchandise in the open air to find a vast assortment of spectacular deals on the sidewalk in front of Dunham’s. Great savings can also be found inside during this special event. (Additional sidewalk sales run continually through Labor Day, so don’t miss out!)
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