Austin students experimented by poking pencils through a plastic bag filled with water. Students were amazed to learn that water will not leak out through the holes because Ziploc bags are made of polymers which have long chains of molecules that are flexible. When you poke a sharp pencil through the baggie, the pencils slide in between the chains of molecules that make up the polymers. The molecules make a seal around the pencil that won’t let water out.
Carol Shelman of Covington spotted this pair of bobcats on Cherry Flats Road recently. Captured a neat photo in the local area? Send them for publication consideration in the Wellsboro Gazette and Free Press-Courier to firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook.
Matt Baker and other volunteers fill the back seat and trunk area of the vehicles with seven boxes and bags of food. Around 20 volunteers worked at Sister Jenny’s Supplemental Food Pantry held March 13 at the Middlebury Center site. Several hundred vehicles, each picking up one or two family packages, visited the give-away.
Isaiah “Ike” Compton died from a drug overdose Oct. 17, 2020. His mother, Cyndi Compton, has created a peer-led support group for parents whose children have died from overdose. An Empty Chair Overdose Awareness Event is scheduled for March 26 in Mansfield.
Riley Gallery, at 131 North Main Street, Coudersport, housed the Farmer’s Market during the fall when it became too cold for it to be held outside. It was very successful and plans are in place to continue this in the spring.
All smiles are Hamilton-Gibson Productions Artistic Director and Founder Thomas Putnam (on the ladder) and (standing from left) Carol Cacchione and Larry Biddison, co-leaders of the silent phase, and Kacy Hagan, leader of the public phase.
“Roostie,” a handsome 1-year-old rooster, is a reminder to all readers that “baby chicks” are now available at local feed stores. Dave Dowling, of Wellsboro, snapped the photo of this bird. If you would like to submit a photo of a Tioga County scene, event or people in action for possible publication, send it to email@example.com.
Firefighters responded to a well-involved house fire on South Main Street, Coudersport on Sunday. Crews attacked the majority of the fire from the exterior, due to horading conditions. The fire was controlled in under an hour with extensive overhaul for approximately two hours.