The Weekly Highlights 06/30/14 – 07/04/14
Happy Independence Day Weekend, Tioga County! 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.
The Wellsboro and Towanda 11 and 12-year-old all stars faced off in a three game series for the league championship. Wellsboro won game one, making game two a must-win for Towanda last Friday. Wellsboro lead early, but faltered the lead with costly errors, allowing Towanda to knot the series at one game a piece.
Wellsboro was determined not to repeat game 2. The Hornets were aggressive at the plate to start the game and used great base running to take a commanding 5-0 lead. Towanda had a late inning push, getting the Wellsboro hitters in short order. But it wouldn’t stop Wellsboro from claiming the championship with a score of 8-0.
Today, Wellsboro Home Page would like to present an opportunity for our viewers to reach out to people in another part of the world through a project called Community to Community. Community to community is businesses, organizations, churches and individuals adopting one of the communities in Nicaragua. This project focuses on helping children get an education, acquire clean water, develop competent medical teams, set up a mobile library system and so much more. These are things that we take for granted but for the people in Nicaragua these are life changing and sustaining gifts.
Glen and Jana Kauffman are the founders of New Day Ministries and this program. They have a big heart for the people of Nicaragua and are calling the residents of Tioga County to action. Anyone who would like to get involved or donate may contact them at newdayministrynicaragua.org.
First Fridays are a way of bringing the community together through retail and entertainment in Wellsboro. Every first Friday of the summer months, retailers will stay open until 8:00 pm. During that time, different types of entertainment will take place on Main Street. These events will be free of charge and may include music, face painting, caricatures and scavenger hunts. Each retailer may also have a special sale for the evening.
Son Treasure Island VBS will be taking place at two locations this summer.
First at the First Baptist Church of Blossburg July 27th through the 31st and on the Green in Wellsboro August 11th through the 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Today on Wellsboro Home Page the Weekly Briefing tackles an important issue of prescription drug disposal. Wellsboro Police Chief, Jim Bodine, discusses the importance of taking care of old medications and introduces the drug drop-off box for Tioga County.
Instead of flushing your medication down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, it is important to take the time to dispose of them properly. This can be done by putting the medications in a plastic bag and placing them in the box. All prescription drop-offs are anonymous. Absolutely no needles or syringes should be placed in the drop off box.
The drug drop off box is located at the Wellsboro Police Department and is open normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wellsboro Home Page would like to wish everyone a happy Independence Day! On this day, we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and our nation’s freedom. Most importantly, we would like to thank those who have fought and served for our country.
Many people celebrate the Fourth of July by gathering together to have picnics and watch fireworks. This is a tradition that was started hundreds of years ago. The very first 4th of July celebration was one year after the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. America was fighting the Revolutionary War and the display of colorful fireworks gave us a sense of hope and patriotism for our country.
There will be fireworks displays starting at dusk over Hammond Lake at Ives Run, in Mansfield at Smythe Park, and at the Wheel Inn in Ralston, near Roaring Branch. You can also see fireworks tomorrow in downtown Galeton.
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