Step outside in the winter weather. If you are in boxers and a T-shirt, no doubt you’re feeling uncomfortable. Alternatively, if you are under a layer of sweater, jacket, long johns, scarf, hat and other cold weather gear, you find yourself warm. A hole in your jacket will allow the cold in. We all understand the basics of insulation.
Talisman Energy is one of the big companies moving into Tioga County to participate in the natural gas drilling activity.
A Dawn Becoming passed its first round audition on Feb. 20, clinching a final round audition on April 16. If they top the competition there, they will play the East Coast Independent Inc. stage of the Vans Warped Tour in Camden, N.J., on July 16.
Lawrenceville first responders celebrated 2009 with good food in their new hall on Saturday night.
For a group of 11 women, friendship means more than being there for one another. It also means being there for others.
The inspiring story of the life and death of Tioga athlete Joel Stephens has been recorded by his former coach, friend and mentor.
Burton “Skip” Cleveland is a dedicated – and good – turkey hunter. With 136 gobblers to his credit, he challenges himself to only take the mature gobblers, or males.
New, free, fun events will be offered as part of Winterfest 2010 next Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hills Creek State Park in Charleston Township, near Wellsboro, weather permitting.
The Tioga County Housing Authority announced last week that it would meet with the tenants at each public housing project by its March 29 board meeting to gather their input for the 2010 Comprehensive Agency Plan.
Roger Audinwood of Tioga, born April 4, 1931, made a name for himself: Zeke. Up until he died of natural causes earlier this month, he was trying to make a name for himself by reforming the Tioga Legion.
Elsie May Reichard Layser was born to Charles and Minerva Reichard at Wiconisco, a gritty coal-mining town near Lykens, in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 14, 1907. It was a time and place most of us can only imagine today.
Two major threats to the region’s small town atmosphere were identified and discussed at the most recent Walking Forum. Those threats are the Marcellus shale gas boom and sewage treatment.
An Osceola woman, recently moved to the area from Indiana, has published her first novel.
Shirley Welch of Covington owns a former thoroughbred racehorse whose ancestry can be traced back to the great Man O’ War.
Six more senior citizens completed the Experience Works Job Club, a paid training program to help them get jobs, on Jan. 14. The two-month course taught five women and one man how to hunt for jobs, apply to them and interview for them.
Five of the seven members of the Padgett family of Lawrence Township have been diagnosed with Lyme disease and four of the five are now being treated for it.
The Mansfield Weight Watchers walk-in group has been going strong for years. Meetings are held at the Mansfield Methodist Church on North Academy Street on Thursdays with weigh-ins at 4:30 p.m. and meetings at 5:15 p.m. The Thursday night meetings are regular walk-in meetings, open to all!
Valerie Baltzley knows about the problems associated with trying to lose weight. Although young, she was overweight. Through Weight Watchers, she shed those pounds and is now sharing her enthusiasm for the program with others.
Nature Quest, Inc. is holding the Winter Woodsmen’s Challenge next Saturday, Jan. 23, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the grounds at the Coach Stop Inn on Route 6, 12 miles west of Wellsboro. Spectators are also invited to attend. There is no admission fee.
Sometimes you have to take a chance to find out the truth. The truth is there are friendly people around the region who will give away their unused possessions if the right person asks.
Richard “Mac” MacIntire retired Jan. 1 after more than two decades with Martha Lloyd Community Services, serving as president and CEO since 1997. The organization will continue serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities under the leadership of the new president/CEO, Bill Miller.
Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce members, non-members and the general public are invited to the Chamber’s Third Annual Brochure Swap set for Thursday, March 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Penn Wells Hotel, Main Street, Wellsboro.
The Bucktails were known for fighting hard, and also for playing hard. When Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed handed the reins over this month to Linda Thompson, his legacy included a favor for the storied Civil War soldiers.
Keith Youmans (left), Blossburg VFW Post 8730 commander, and Donna Peffer (right), Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8730 president, present George Lloyd (center), Blossburg Borough manager, with a check for $480. That was the amount raised through a raffle to help defray the costs incurred by the borough to repair the Blossburg Main Street Veteran’s Memorial. A special thanks is extended to all who purchased tickets.
U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, joined five of his Pennsylvania Congressional colleagues on Sept. 28 to nominate Erick Coolidge of Wellsboro to the Dairy Advisory Committee, being created within the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Not every service member who goes to war comes home, alive or not. At a ceremony Friday in Wellsboro, many attendees were the sisters of one local airman, missing since World War II.
It took a bulldozer, 20 people and two days of work to complete a fish habitat improvement project on Long Run along Route 349, about a mile north of Gaines in Tioga County. The project measured over 100 feet in length.
In anticipation of their annual Fabulous 1890s Weekend on Sept. 25 and 26, festival organizers honored those who began the festival 18 years ago and those who carried its banner this year at a Sept. 17 reception.
It had been a long night for Mary Mekos of Morris. She had dreamed throughout the night of her late husband, Bernard “Bob.”
The “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” movement in Potter County has taken a major leap forward with the opening of God’s Country Creamery on the Bachman Farm in Ulysses Township which is now marketing locally-made raw milk artisan cheeses.
A Department of Health and Human Services grant of $94,050 has been awarded to Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro through the Health Resources and Services Administration, according to U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard.
The Mansfield community came together Friday at their Veterans Memorial Park for a ceremony to remember the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks eight years before.
From 1915 to 1920, The Beech Creek Truck & Auto Company operated in Beech Creek, located southwest of Williamsport. One of those trucks made its way to Tioga County where a local dairy used it for several years.
A wheelchair opened a world of possibilities to Ayuba Gufwan. Now he’s using his abilities to open the world to polio victims in Nigeria.
There is much historical and economic significance surrounding coal mining in Tioga County – but despite its regional and national importance, years of unregulated mining has degraded many local creeks and rivers. For more than 100 years, Babb Creek near Morris has been considered one of these lifeless waters.
Singers Yellow Basket Gift Shop at 2744 Route 660 west in Thumptown, Delmar Township offers baskets and a whole lot more.
Fans packed Mansfield University’s Straughn Auditorium Thursday night to meet Francis Bok, a living former slave.
To the editor:
The Marketplace, which is included in both The Wellsoro and Mansfield Gazette and the Westfield Free Press Courier, will have an early deadline due to the Labor Day holiday. As a result, early deadlines will be in effect for the Sept. 2 edition.
The Leo R. Gee Memorial Rodeo has grown since Leo Gee started it 60 years ago, but the Gee family is determined to hold on for the ride.
This Friday, Sept. 4, between 5 and 7 p.m., a reception is being held at the Gallery at 15 West in Galeton to showcase an exhibit titled “A Retrospective of Artwork by Thomas F. Vroman of Watrous in Gaines Township and Master Needlework by his late wife Thelma E. Vroman.” On hand to give a talk during the event will be Tom Vroman. His wife, Thelma, died in 1997. Both have been strong influences in the world of art.
As an outdoor lover, Colleen “CJ” Houghtaling of Middlebury Center knows its possible to live off the land. She’s sharing recipes for doing so – along with trivia and some amusing stories, too – in a new book, Wild About Pennsylvania.
Family and friends have put together a fun fund-raising event to benefit Larry and Jane Butcher, a Millerton couple that lost their home in a devastating fire on July 17. The benefit is being held on Saturday, Sept. 5, beginning at noon at 6684 Route 549 in Millerton Everyone is welcome to attend!
Students and faculty returning to Mansfield University for the start of the new academic year will find that construction of the new Allen Hall is underway.
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There is a new track in town for radio controlled trucks and cars! Without fanfare, the new track, known as Thumptown RC, opened last weekend for public use. Said Doug Singer, owner, “This track is for Nitros, electrics, buggies, truggies, monster trucks, – from 1/8th scale to 1/18th.”
Organizers called it a huge success and attendees called it fun. It was the 53rd annual Tioga Old Home Days festival, held Aug. 18-23.
For three Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine students, Wellsboro became another step on the way to their becoming physicians.