Wellsboro Highlights: 02/06/17 – 02/10/17

A week of Wellsboro Home Page feature highlights (and bloopers)!

by Home Page – February 10-11, 2017

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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Meet the Mayor!
John Wheeler is the mayor of Wellsboro. One of the responsibilities that that Mayor Wheeler has is to oversee the operations of our Wellsboro Police Department.

“[We have] a good police department, good officers – an excellent police chief, Jim Bodine,” says Mayor Wheeler. “He’s a good man.”

Mayor Wheeler attends all of the regular council meetings and has also presided over one hundred weddings and considers it one of the highlights of his job.

“I think the weddings are fun and interesting,” He remarks. “We have some good times doing them and some funny things happen. One was on a wagon ride down through the canyon. But I also enjoy the meetings and going to the seminars.”
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Live from the Hive: STEM & Robots!
Wellsboro area teachers recently had the opportunity to host a special STEM workshop with other school districts to showcase the accomplishments that our Wellsboro students have made regarding the program. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Dr. Freeman’s first guest was Denise Route who is the Computer and Information Technology teacher at Rock L. Butler Middle School. Denise outlined some of the topics the Wellsboro area students where able to explore in the STEM program, including robotics and computer coding. This is unusual exposure for most middle school students and will hopefully reap great benefits for them in the future.

Dr. Freeman’s next guest was Matt Erway, the Technology Education Teacher at Rock L. Butler Middle School. Matt teaches in the shop area, giving the students the opportunity to utilize their technology skills in their hands-on projects.
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Decorating Decoded: Fresh Year, Fresh Design
The holidays are over and we are officially in the heart of winter. The Christmas tree has been taken down, all the decorations are packed away and suddenly the house looks a little bare and sparse, much like the outside. I find that a bit depressing, since we will be tucked inside for a few months yet. So, I thought I would share some easy and inexpensive updates you could do around the house that will pick up your spirits without breaking the bank. Any of these projects can be done in a few hours and for under a 100 dollars.

How many of you have a basic, traditional sofa in a neutral color? There’s nothing wrong with it, but you can give it an instant makeover by simply changing the throw pillows. Throw pillows are an easy and affordable way to refresh your décor in any season. They can be in bold colors and pattern s that contrast each other or in similar hues with decorative trims and ruffles. There is a multitude of sizes, colors, patterns and textures to choose from, so experiment and have fun.
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Cooking with Dad – Failure isn’t Final
Home Page is proud to present the first episode of a new feature series: Cooking with Dad. This feature is equal parts delicious food, kitchen fun, and inspirational messages and encouragement. We hope you enjoy your time with Jason Wilson.

This month’s recipe: Sirloin Steak with Asparagus & Sweet Potatoes!
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MU Psych Central – Get S.M.A.R.T.
S.M.A.R.T. stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-sensitive. Setting up goals to be S.M.A.R.T. has shown considerable promise according to research. Sending one positive message, text, or e-mail to one friend a day for a month, or walking for 5 minutes around the office everyday for a week explicitly targets each of these S.M.A.R.T. areas. Although the goals above may seem overly simplistic for some, they are just the right size for others. Making S.M.A.R.T. goals is still subjective to the goal setter, but should still be reasonable enough to be easily achieved at first. Once habit and consistency yield success in maintaining these behaviors across time, more challenging goals can be introduced. It is better to start with a small success, than aim big and fail right away. Doing the latter often serves as a deterrent to actually completing the goal.
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