The Weekly Highlights 03/24/14 – 03/28/14

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

COMING TOGETHER FOR ASHLEY

Ashley’s brother, Brandon Lusk, along with Brothers Callahan performed to a near capacity crowd of Ashley supporters. The concert began with a word from Ashley’s mom, Kim Johns. Kim gave a brief update on her daughter’s condition followed by a heart-felt “thank you” to our community for our prayers and continued support.

You can still contribute to Ashley’s healing by donating at gofundme.com/HelpAshleyHeal.

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OLD IS NOT A FOUR-LETTER WORD

“Old age, both others’ and our own, is not to be feared. It is to be nothing less than accepted and embraced. Old is, most certainly, not a four-letter word.” Our guest last Tuesday, Harry Getzov, is the author of those words and the book titled gOLD – The Extraordinary Side of Aging Revealed Through Inspiring Conversations. He also writes that when elders become less relevant in our world, we lose their wisdom, their strength and their stories.

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THE WEEKLY BRIEFING – ASK THE CHIEF!

On this past week’s briefing with Chief Jim Bodine we asked the chief some viewer-submitted questions.

The first question we asked the Chief concerned the taxi service here in the area. Curt Schramm asked “Is the taxi service in Wellsboro having an impact on D.U.I stops in the borough?” Chief stated that it is working – people are utilizing the service especially after a night out on the town. Chief Bodine did say that it is still a little early to see the true impact of the service.

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EXCHANGING STUDENTS, IMPACTING LIVES!

Home Page had the opportunity to speak with two foreign exchange students from the Rotary Foreign Exchange Program. Each year the Rotary selects two foreign candidates to come and take a year-long journey in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.

First, we interviewed Quinton Curnier, who journeyed all the way from France. He was excited to talk to us about his experiences here in the United States.

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CHECK OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING!

In Tioga County, Pennsylvania, we have many events for you to choose from – be sure to check out some of these upcoming activities:

Starting Saturday, April 5th, and each Saturday to the end of May -Gary Tyson of the Tiadaghton Audubon Society will be hosting bird watching walks at Hills Creek State Park. The walks start at 8a.m. and last about two hours. You are to meet him at the park office. Spring is a great time to see many different species of birds! For more information you can call the park office at 570-724-4246 or visit their website at www.tiaudubon.org.

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