The Weekly Highlights 03/17/14 – 03/21/14

A look at this week’s highlights on Wellsboro Home Page.

Happy 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.

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SMALL-TOWN BAND, BILLTOWN DREAMS!

The Hyatt Howe Band is eagerly preparing for the Billtown Blues challenge taking place this weekend. The Billtown Blues Association is dedicated to providing opportunities for area residents to experience blues music, to producing quality performance opportunities for national, regional, and local artists who have a devoted interest in this music, and to preserving blues music’s status as a valued American art form, by educating interested members and non-members about the blues.

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TIOGA’S TOP PHOTOS – JANUARY WINNER!

On Tuesday we announced both the January and February photo contest winners. Our January winner, T.J. Freeman, was also presented with his gift in the Home Page studio. Our winner for February is Lisa Sumner. We will be presenting a special gift to Lisa on Friday, April 4th, the day we announce March’s winner.

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THE WEEKLY BRIEFING – THE DOT DOT

PennDOT has just released a new “yellow dot program.” This program is free of charge. If an accident should occur, the yellow dot (which is placed in your rear windshield) notifies emergency teams that your important health information is located in your glove box.

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15-YEAR-OLD TRAINS EMERGENCY COMMS!

In Pennsylvania, we have a seven-county regional task force that deals with all the homeland security funding to enhance our response. Funding kits have been developed to assist the amateur radio groups throughout the seven counties in order to do their job of helping us in emergency management.

“Kelsey Seymour has been involved in the entire equipment process. He provided advice and guidance on what to purchase, designed the portable kits, and organized the labor to assemble the [seven] kits.” says Tioga County’s Emergency Management Coordinator, Dennis Colegrove.

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A WEEKEND TRIP TO THE SUGAR SHACKS!

This weekend is the 10th Annual Maple Weekend for both Tioga and Potter Counties. This “traveling festival” is a tribute to all things maple. Maple producers all over Tioga and Potter counties will be demonstrating tree tapping, sugar boiling, and more! You can pick up a map for this sweet adventure at the Wellsboro area Chamber of Commerce. This map provides a great layout for a maple-infused road-trip! On this adventure you can enjoy pancake stops, maple candy, maple butter, maple nuts, maple cotton-candy and more! But have you ever wondered what goes into making all these amazing treats?

Advertising (Inside)

UPMC Susquehanna

Laurel Health Centers

Penn Wells Hotel Lodge

Dunhams Department Store

Terreuz Jewelry

Cafe 1905

Bethany's Jewelry and Design

Sherwood Motel

Matthews Motor Company

Akikos Floral Arts

Hillstone Farms

Accounting with Attitude

In My Shoes

Citizens & Northern Bank

Pops Culture Shoppe

Wellsboro Woodlands

Ginn & Vickery Attorneys at Law

The Fifth Season

Mansfield University

Dunhams Do-it Center

Wild Asaph Outfitters

Tony's Italian Cuisine

Shabby Rue

Country Ski & Sports

Wellsboro Inn on the Green