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The Weekly Highlights 08/18/14 – 08/22/14

by Home Page Staff - August 23, 2014

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.

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HAVEN OF TIOGA COUNTY IN WELLSBORO

According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey – every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted.

Haven is a private, non-profit organization committed to helping ALL individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence here in Tioga County. Home Page’s Sarah Vickery had the opportunity to visit Haven and speak with the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, Christina Rinnert and the Executive Coordinator, Karen Harvey, about violence and abuse in our area. Haven provides aid to men, women, and children, regardless of age, sex, class, ethnic background, or sexual orientation. Some of their services include: 24 hour rape/abuse hotline – advocacy – children’s programs. – legal and medical assistance and counseling. They also offer emergency housing through the Hope House. All of their services are free and confidential.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of domestic or sexual violence, please call Haven at 570-724-3549, or the Crisis Hotline at 1-800-550-0447. Or visit their website at www.havenoftiogacounty.org.

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TAKE A TONY’S TIOGA TROLLEY TOUR!

Tony’s Tioga Trolley Tours is owned and operated by Tony Yeager. Tony has been driving his trolley for about 8 years and loves meeting new people and sharing his knowledge of the area.

Tony’s Tioga Trolley Tours can service all your sightseeing tours to the Grand Canyon, local wineries, restaurants, campgrounds and gift shops. “Tioga County is a beautiful place and it’s even better enjoyed in the comfort of our old time trolley.” says Tony.

Tony offers custom tours for whatever your event needs may be, including weddings, birthdays, proms, anniversaries and more! Tony’s Trolley can seat up to 20 people and is fitted with air conditioning and heating for optimal comfort.

To schedule your own tour or learn more about Tony’s Tioga Trolley Tours, visit his website (tonystiogatrolleytours.com) or call at (866)-539-8669.

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SOMETHING WONDERFUL HAS SPROUTED

This’s feature is about the beautiful gardens around Wellsboro and the woman who encourages others to get involved. As a master gardener, Bonnie loves to teach the skills she has learned through her certification. Under the direction of Pete Harris of Parks and Recreation, she has started what we now know as the Wellsboro Garden Club.

Many of the gardens we enjoy in Wellsboro are cared for by the Wellsboro Garden Club – such as The Green – Mary Wells Statue – and Packer Park to name a few. All of the work done on these gardens is done through the work of these volunteers.

If you would like to join in on the fun – please check out the Wellsboro Garden Club Facebook page or contact Parks and Recreation. If you need advice on gardening, just call the Cooperative Extension Office at 570-724-9120.

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WHAT’S UP WITH FIBER?

Friday’s feature tackles a subject that is often times confusing: fiber. We have all heard that fiber is an important part of our diet, but what is it?How much fiber do we need? Registered Dietician Jen Davis explains the role soluble fiber plays in our diet. Watch the feature above to learn more!

There is a great tool on choosemyplate.gov that can help you figure out how much fiber is in a serving of a particular food. It is called Food-A-Pedia. Type in the food you want to look up, then click the nutrient info tab for a variety of nutritional information, including fiber per serving.

Remember, build your health – one change at a time.

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