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.
Christmas on Main Street!
Wellsboro’s second annual Christmas on Main Street took place this past weekend! This time of stepping back into the 1940’s gave all who came an opportunity to discover the history of the Shiny Brites. During that period Wellsboro’s Corning Glass Plant became the glass Christmas ornament capital of the world. Everyone who came into town on Saturday had the opportunity to learn the history of the Shiny Brites with 24 locations displaying them. They could also choose to purchase a $5.00 Christmas on Main Street passport.
Eagle Scout Unveils New Vet Monument
Jarrod Davis, son of Kirk and Joann Davis, completed his Eagle scout project with an unveiling of a veterans monument on December 7th, 2017. The American flag flew at half mass on Pearl Harbor Day as the Davis family laid a wreath at the stone monument commemorating our brave veterans.
His project spanned nearly an entire year as he and his mentor, Kelly Thompson, a Navy veteran, worked to raise funds, plan the site and collaborated with local, John Mitchell on construction and landscaping.
Wellsboro Wrestling Falls to Athens
On Tuesday, December 12, Wellsboro wrestling hosted the Athens Wildcats.
Athens claimed 5 forfeits, while Wellsboro took 2 from Kyle Monaque and Trevor Weaver.
Wellsboro’s Brock Hamblin took it to 3 periods, but was overpowered 10-5 by Athens’ Kyle Setzer.
Nick Smith was pinned with 38 seconds left in the first by Wildcat Christopher Horton.
Athens’ Austin Burkhart scored a tech fall over Wellsboro’s Connor Ramsey.
The Wildcats continued their streak with back-to-back pins against Clayton Rogers and Mikey Menair.
Robert Brown came away with the Wellsboro’s sole win of the night as he pinned Keegan Braund.
Behind the Sparkle : Blue Topaz
Although there are four gems that hold a spot on the United States birthstone list for December, today Bethany talks about the most popular: blue topaz.
When it comes to blue topaz, there are many different words that come associated with it: Swiss, Baby Swiss, London, Sky. All of these trade words are used to describe the color of blue topaz. London blue topaz is the darkest, most saturated color, with a slight smokey or inky look to it. Swiss blue topaz is an intense blue that is often described as electric. Baby Swiss is a lighter variety of the Swiss, and Sky blue topaz is the lightest blue and is often confused with aquamarine.
Writer, Artist & Crafters’ Spotlight
Spotlighting the creative minds and hands of our community is a passion here at Home Page. In our writer, artist and crafters’ spotlight we hope we can help them share their stories.
Our guest today is Anne Bishop who writes under the pen name C.C. Farmer.
On today’s broadcast we are shining the spotlight on a children’s coloring and poetic chap book Anne created in 2017 as a result of a publishing challenge thrown down by her fellow writers in the 77 Pearl Street Writers Group.
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