Weekly Highlights – 06/27/16 – 07/01/16
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. Happy Independence Day weekend!
NORTH SQUAD TAKES ALL-STAR FOOTBALL WIN!
The North Squad All-Star team defeats South, 28-21 in an intense defensive struggle.
This past Friday, June 24th, District IV held their 26th Annual North South All-Star Football Game at Rodney K. Morgans Stadium in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. These All-Stars would officially end their high school football careers here.
Both squads played amazingly well after a fairly long stretch off the field. Congratulations to all of the All-Star athletes for your outstanding high school football careers. We wish each of you the very best as you move forward into the next season of your lives.
AREA YOUTH RECEIVE OFFICER TRAINING
On Thursday, June 23rd, Home Page Correspondents Jessica Smith, Janessa Davis, John Vogt and Rhonda Pearson visited the Northern Tier Camp Cadet Program held at Mansfield University. The Program is for boys and girls, ages 12-13 that reside in Tioga, Potter, and Cameron Counties. They come to gain perspective about what our law enforcement officers go through on a daily basis.
During this week long camp, cadets listen to presenters from different areas of law enforcement. This year’s camp attendees experienced presentations from the FBI, a Magisterial District Judge, a Common Pleas Judge, the Game Commission, and much more.
MU PSYCH CENTRAL – THE POWER OF LAUGHTER
Laughter is really under-rated when it comes to our physical and mental health. Many people know that it feels good to laugh and improves our mood in the moment, but what about long-term benefits? Medical doctors and psychology researchers, alike, have done significant research on the healing powers of laughter. One medical doctor you may already be familiar with, Dr. Hunter Campbell, the original “Patch Adams”, inspired the movie in 1998. He even came to speak at Mansfield University a couple of years ago! He and others have found that the very movement of our diaphragm frees up muscular tensions within the body, mobilizing the voice and breathing. Laughter reduces tension while relaxing the whole body, lowers stress levels and blood pressure, exercises our hearts, reduces pain, strengthens our immune system and improves our sense of well-being by reducing depression and anger. In order to reap the benefits of laughter, we need to know what makes us laugh, so we can laugh more often.
A STAR-SPANGELED FIRST FRIDAY!
Wellsboro First Friday is now in the middle of our THIRD season and each month there are more and more fun reasons to meet in downtown Wellsboro. The theme this month is “A Star-Spangled Friday”! Here are some of the things to see, hear, taste, and do on Friday, July 1st. What a great way to kick off the Fourth of July weekend in Wellsboro, PA!
AG SPOTLIGHT – ASAPH WILD AREA BIOBLITZ
Today’s feature presentation highlights a recent three day convergence of professionals in the natural sciences and citizen volunteers who gathered at the Asaph Run portion of the Tioga County State Forest in Pennsylvania on June 23rd. Asaph Run is located west of Wellsboro at one of the numerous mountain top plateaus near the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.
The focus of this first ever bioblitz in Tioga County were areas of the forested terrain with attributions of vernal pools, seasonal wetlands and the large body of water known as Black Ash Swamp.
Produced by Vogt Media