Wellsboro Highlights: 03/13/17 – 03/17/17

A week of Wellsboro Home Page feature highlights!

by Home Page – March 18-19, 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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Casey L. Patrick Game 2017 Highlights
On Saturday, March 11 the sixth 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.
In overtime it was a two-man show between Dalton Prough (of the students team) and alumnus Doganerio (of the faculty). Dalton scored first with a shot in the lane. The faculty quickly responded with Doganerio at the top of the key for three. The match came down to foul shooting and the students just couldn’t get their shots to fall, and the faculty went on to win their 3rd straight victory.
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Homegrown Hometown Healthcare
When asked why he decided to become a family practitioner, Dr. Heckman points to his own experience: “I had a family. My wife and I started taking our kids to the doctor, and being an engineer, I thought, ‘Hey, this is a system that I could make better’. . . I wanted to make medicine better for young families.”

He goes on to describe his transition from engineering to medical practice as a shift in how he viewed the kind of contribution he would be able to make to other people.
“As I was going through, I realized how much relationship was important to me. I loved what I was doing in the lab; I loved the fact that I might be able to contribute something to humanity in 30 years, but it became really clear in that process that I had more to give—that I had more that I wanted to do in a shorter period of time . . . And so I drifted into a different way of thinking about how I was going to spend the next 30 – 40 years, and medicine just seemed like it was going to be a big part of that—and not just medicine anywhere, but medicine taking care of my home area . . . as a calling, or a mission.”
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The 13th Annual Maple Weekend!
This Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., over a dozen local maple producers throughout Pennsylvania’s Tioga and Potter counties will open their sugar shacks to the public for an inside look at maple syrup production. Amazingly, it takes roughly 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup, and understanding how the process works will give those who tour a new appreciation of the liquid gold that sweetens their morning pancakes.
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Behind the Sparkle – Aquamarine
Welcome to another edition of Behind the Sparkle with certified gemologist, Bethany Hawn. This edition features March’s birthstone: aquamarine.

This light blue stone gets its name from the Latin word, aqua marina, for seawater. Aquamarine was once thought to bring safe passage and calm seas to sailors. During the Middle Ages, many believed that simply wearing the gem was an antidote to poisoning. Powder from aquamarine was used in ancient medicines to aid in curing infections. It was also believed to be a symbol of happiness in marriage. What a perfect gift for a bride-to-be or special someone with a March birthday!
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MU Psych Central – Personality
Although we hear the words “introvert” and “extrovert” thrown around as ways to describe ourselves on the temperament/ personality spectrum, there is still more to be understood about these opposing traits.

It is common within the introverted/ extroverted world to prefer traits opposite of us. In fact, it is not uncommon for many couples to choose a spouse who occupies the opposite side of the spectrum. We find value in others who hold traits that complement us. With this in mind, it is crucial for us to pay attention to how our spouse or significant other is wired. Communicate about these differences and ask what the other person prefers. Then, negotiate and embrace these differences.
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