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Casey L. Patrick Memorial Basketball 2018
On Saturday, March 17 the seventh annual Casey L. Patrick Memorial Basketball Game was held. The game is held in memory of Casey Patrick, who was a 2010 graduate of Wellsboro High School. Casey loved basketball, but she could not play due to her heart condition, called Eisenmenger syndrome. She became manager of the basketball teams, a role she kept all the way up into her freshman year at Slippery Rock University. She also loved kids and wanted to be an elementary school teacher after graduation. This event represents the perfect blend of the two things she loved.
It’s Colorectal Awareness Month
If there was a screening test that could drastically decrease your risk for developing the second deadliest cancer in the U.S., would you take it? March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and UPMC Susquehanna encourages you to be proactive about your colon health.
Nearly 40 percent of Pennsylvanians who should be getting life-saving colorectal screenings are not getting them. Colonoscopies are safe, covered by insurance and very effective because they not only allow physicians to detect cancer early, but actually prevent the growth of cancer by removing pre-cancerous polyps.
Wellsboro Sports Hall of Fame
The Wellsboro Sports Hall of Fame committee is proud to announce its class of 2018.
The Wellsboro Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 includes three athletes and one former head coach. Derek Harsch (2002), Dale Tombs (1964), Russ Manney, III (1996), and Russ Manney, Jr.
Eatery Spotlight: Johnny’z Hot Rod Cafe
Johnny’z Hot Rod Cafe is a local cafe with an American-Mexican influenced menu and racing themes. Founded by owner John Zavett, the restaurant first opened in November of 2016 on Main Street in Wellsboro. However, in December of 2017, Johnny’z closed its Main Street location and moved to 17 1/2 Crafton Street in Wellsboro and reopened on February 28 of this year.
“It took a lot longer than I expected, to get everything together,” says owner, John Zavett. “I’m happy to be open again. I love [the new location]. I feel like this is home. This is where I was supposed to be.”
Community Releases Trout in Pine CreekWaterways Conservation Officer, Chad Lauer, helps facilitate trout stocking in our very own Pine Creek. Officer Lauer shared about the origins of this idea: “…it was a congruent effort between the PA Fish and Boat Commission and the local fishing community to tackle and solve a social issue that many members of the community believed was present. Which was a lack of interest in fishing this particular section of Pine Creek. So to solve the issue, the Commission considered the opinions of those purchasing fishing license, and decided to create an exciting fishing opportunity not only for the local fishing community, but also the nomadic one. Who doesn’t like fishing for HUGE TROUT? So, knowing the answer to that question, the Commission brought larger trout to the county in hopes that more people would be interested in fishing this section of Pine Creek.”
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