The Weekly Highlights 09/01/14 – 09/05/14

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

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.



The Hornets start of their season with a bang. They took an early lead with Mike Pietropola throwing 2 touchdown passes in the first quarter. The defense started off their dominant performance with Ben Davis getting a safety in the dying seconds of the first quarter. Superb defensive play in the second quarter led to a blocked punt touchdown. The Hornets continued to put on points with two goal line runs. Points halted in the third quarter as both defenses used their halftime adjustments wisely. Pietropola broke the second half stalemate with a nine yard scamper towards the beginning of the fourth quarter. Another late touchdown gave the Hornets a 48-0 win over the Indians.



The Tioga County Branch YMCA is holding their 3rd Annual Strong Kids Triathlon this Sunday, September 7. Children, ages 3-15, can participate in running, biking, and swimming events. YMCA Program Director Veronica Nowak notes that this triathlon really gets the kids active and it’s something fun for them to do for the day. The running and biking courses will take place at Smythe Park in Mansfield. The swimming portion will be held in the Mansfield town pool. The triathlon will be a great way to kick off the fall season. You can register online at or fill out forms at their location in Mansfield. Pre-event registration is at 1pm and the races will begin at 2.



In this feature, First Friday co-founder Brad Goodwin shares with us his vision for First Friday and its successes. First Fridays are a way of bringing the community together through retail and entertainment in Wellsboro. Every first Friday of each month, retailers stay open until 8:00 pm. During that time, different types of entertainment take place on Main Street. These events are free of charge and may include music, face painting, caricatures and scavenger hunts. Many retailers also have special sales for the evening. To find out what kind of sales are happening this Friday, watch our video feature!



The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild begins their exhibit September 6 at at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center on First Friday from 7-9.

We spoke with Kate Means and Betty Westlake-Reist among all of the beautiful quilts at the exhibit. Kate is the newly appointed president of the guild and she shared her enthusiasm with us about this year’s showing.

When you enter the exhibit you will be given a program telling about all of the quilts and the opportunity to vote on the viewer’s choice selection. There are also be quilts for sale that the guild members have made to support the American Cancer Association. Each of these “colors of cancer” quilt is $25.00. Some of the other quilts on display are also for sale. Refreshments will also be available as guests admire the quilts. For more information on the exhibit you can go to their Facebook page, or the guild website –



Today’s special in-studio guest is Doug Candelario of Harbor Counseling. Doug and Home Page anchor John Vogt discuss the topic of addiction. Addiction comes in many forms, such as, but are not limited to alcohol, sugar, drugs, sex, gambling, exercise, computer, food, porn, and media. When you are addicted you just can’t walk away. Addiction is a powerful and destructive force that cost the addicted individual dearly.

Addiction can afflict anyone. Your son, daughter, neighbor, pastor, lawyer – nobody is immune this threat. “It’s us and the people we care about.” says Candelario.

If you or a loved one struggle with the bondage of addiction Wellsboro Home Page encourages you to get help. Contact your pastor, share your problem with Mom or Dad or someone that you know has your best interest at heart. Consider contacting an organization like Harbor Counseling. They can be reached by phone at (570) 724-5272. Do what you have to do to get free. Stop falling for the lie that your mind is feeding you that you don’t really have a problem. You can get free. You can walk in victory reaching your full potential. Do you have dreams and goals that seem impossible to achieve because of your addiction? Your dreams can come true. Take the first step today – get some help.

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