Weekly Highlights – 07/06/15 – 07/10/15

A look at this week’s highlights (and bloopers!) on Wellsboro Home Page


by Home Page Staff - July 11-12, 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.
‘Sparkling,’ ‘Jewel,’ and ‘Allstars’ of Rockberry Farms’ strawberry patch – these are just three of the varieties of June-bearing strawberries that owner’s Paul and Christie Blackwell have planted on their property along Dartt Settlement Road in Charleston Township, Wellsboro PA. Wellsboro Home Page stopped by the patch earlier this month to visit with the owner’s and learn more about the challenges and rewards associated with this labor-intensive agriculture crop.
The Blackwell’s would like to invite you to return to their place this fall for pumpkin picking. They have planted a small pumpkin patch ideal for young children to pick with their parent’s. You can find out more about the progress of the pumpkin patch and picking dates on their Facebook page ‘Rockberry Farms’.
Camp Cadet is a five-day experience for boys and girls between the ages of twelve and thirteen. They are exposed to law enforcement activities and are provided an opportunity to get to know police officers on a personal basis. The purpose of Camp Cadet is to provide insight into police training and the overall expectations of a police officer. This program is a true-to-life experience, patterned after municipal and state police training.
On today’s broadcast we feature the latest edition of Dunham’s Corner, with one of our favorite hosts: Ann Dunham Rawson! Ann is so much fun to watch – her camera presence is naturally mesmerizing as she takes us on a tour of her favorite things at Dunham’s Department Store! There’s never a dull moment and this feature is always informative and engaging. Ann sold me! In fact, Sara and I are heading for Dunham’s this week to purchase many of these fantastic items!
On Tuesday, July 7th the Wellsboro Summer Swim Team competed against Jersey Shore in their first home meet of the season. The event turned out to be a record-breaking night. The following swimmers made their mark:
Cameron Brought, (in the 10 & under 25 Yard Backstroke), set a new record with a time of 17.08. Emilie Kramer completed the 18 & under 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:14.12. The team of Sam Rudy, Cameron Brought, Conner Adams, and Hayne Webster finished the 10 & under Boys 100 Medley Relay with a time of 1:14.25. These four also set a record in the 100 Free Relay with a time of 1:03.46. The team consisting of Mikayla Feil, Olivia Kurtz, Kaitlyne Kramer, and Emilie Kramer completed the 18 and Under Girls 200 Free Relay with a time of 1:49.84. There were also a total of 83 personal bests on the night.
This past weekend, the new exhibit opened at the Gmenier Art and Cultural Center in Wellsboro. Many came to enjoy the work of three artists: Mike Biddison, Dale Witherow, and Tucker Worthington. The last time they exhibited together was thirty years ago, also at the Gmenier. Mike met Tucker when he was in his teens, and later met Dale at college. Since that time, the talented artists have encouraged and supported each other in their different pursuits of art.

Tucker’s part of the exhibit includes landscapes of Stony Fork, Mars, and a wonderful depiction of a barber shop then and now, just to mention a few highlights. His work is rich in color and expression. Of his time at Stony Fork, he says, “When I go to the creek it is almost like going to church. You walk into a place and feel everything that is going on.”

Dale, formerly an art professor at Mansfield, has enjoyed painting a variety of subjects ranging from his landscapes to his many abstracts. When asked how we should view an abstract piece, he responds, “It is your relationship with the work, it has nothing to do with me. It has more to do [with] what you bring to it. My byline for all of these is everything is a self-portrait, and it is also one of you when you look at it. You are telling us what you see and what you feel, more on what you feel than what you see.”

As for Mike, growing up in Wellsboro he loved going to the dump with his father and brother, and he would often bring home more “trash” than what they left. Now, many years later, Mike comments, “Things that we throw away, that is what my art is made of. It feels like some kind of a holy mission to pull things out of the dumpster that should not have been in the dumpster to begin with. We have vanishing things that I want to let sing again.” Mike’s art starts small and he adds to it until it is complete.


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