Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce

Member to Member Announcements

November 15, 2017


Have a Happy Thanksgiving!



The Chamber office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23 and on Black Friday, Nov. 24 and open on Monday, Nov. 27.


Mark Your Calendar! 

Dickens of a Christmas is Friday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 3. For a full three-day schedule, visit, click on Dickens – December 2 and then click on 2017 Dickens of a Christmas Schedule.


Christmas on Main Street is Friday, Dec. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 10. For more information, visit the Christmas on Main Street Facebook page or website or call 570-724-9334 or 570-724-2111.


Members to Receive Special Dickens Member to Member on Nov. 22

A Special Dickens Issue of Member to Member will be emailed to members on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Dickens of a Christmas events will also be included in the Dec. 1 Member to Member along with Christmas on Main Street happenings. Check out the chamber’s Facebook page, too.

Keep an Eye on Your Mailbox!

This week, the Chamber is mailing the 81/2- by 11-inch full color “Shopping and Dining Discounts” card to 12,000 area homes. Present it at the 14 businesses and organizations to receive holiday discounts and specials from the following: From My Shelf Books & Gifts, Garrison’s with clothing for men and women, Canyon Country Cabs, The Native Bagel, The Fifth Season, Senior’s Creations, Dickens Portraits, Pop’s Culture Shoppe, Mountain Life Cycling Studio, Wild Asaph Outfitters, Peggy’s Candies, Emerge Healing Arts & Spa, Hamilton-Gibson Productions and Indigo Xtreme Internet. The discounts are valid from Nov. 17 through Dec. 31 excluding Nov. 30-Dec. 4.


Think Christmas

If you have no idea what to buy people on your list, let them select their own present by giving them Wellsboro Chamber Dollars. They make a great gift for those who deliver your mail, mow your lawn, rake your leaves or shovel your snow, your hairdresser, for a senior citizen or a hard-to-please relative or friend who “has everything.” Treat them to a movie, a relaxing dinner at a local restaurant or a massage by giving them a chance to splurge and indulge themselves however they want. The possibilities are endless! Wellsboro Chamber Dollars come in increments of $5 and can be redeemed at over 50 area participating businesses. To assure larger orders ($100 or more) are ready for pick up before stopping in, call the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office on 570-724-1926 between 8:30am and 4pm. For smaller orders ($5 to $95), stop in at 114 Main Street weekdays between 8:30am and 4pm.


Canyon Country Elite Transportation Services

We will be running our 14 passenger bus (handicapped accessible) for Dicken’s of a Christmas on December 2, 2017. Pickups are Wellsboro High School and Goodwill Plaza. Please contact us to schedule a tour and get more information about upcoming tours at 570-724-2427. Airports, Concerts, Sporting Events, Casino, Shuttle Service, Wine Tours, Bachlor/Bachlorette Parties, Brewery Tours, Proms, Weddings, Anniversaries, Sweet 16, Funeral.



What is Spinning?

Spinning…a fun non-impact cardiovascular workout on a stationary bike…anyone can do it…all ages, all fitness levels! Come to Mountain Life Cycling Studio and give Spinning a try for just $5 with our ‘Intro to Spin Class’ every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month at 9:30am. Classes are held at the Deane Center, 3rd Floor, 104 Main Street, Wellsboro. Just $60 per month for unlimited spinning classes! Ask about our private party rides!

Friends of SSMH Fundraiser

Now through 12/31 please join Friends of Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital in raising $25,000 to purchase a baby warmer for the hospital obstetrics unit. This equipment will help keep newborns warm, provide everything needed for resuscitation therapy and make weighing and x-raying baby easy. Additionally, Citizens & Northern Bank has generously offered to match 20% of every dollar the community donates, up to $5,000, so help us unlock these matching funds! To donate, call 570-320-7460 or mail your check (made payable to Susquehanna Health Foundation and include memo: 2017 Friends) to Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital, ATTN: Foundation Office, 32-36 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA  16901.


Volunteers Needed to Help with Flags

Volunteers willing to help put up and take down the American flags and poles along Wellsboro’s Main and Charles streets and Central Avenue are invited to contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 570-724-1926. The flags are being taken down this week and will be put up again between Thursday, Feb. 8 and Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 so they will be flying the week before Presidents' Day, being celebrated on Monday, Feb. 19. 


Go for a Run This Thursday, Nov. 16

At 6pm, no matter what the weather conditions, the public is invited to meet at the Packer Park parking lot, 3 Queen Street, Wellsboro to go with Tyoga Running Club members on a Thursday Night Run on Nov. 16, 23 and 30. There will be different pace groups with varying distances for runners of all ages and ability levels. For information, email or visit


Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club Indoor Shoots are This Thursday, Nov. 16 and Tuesday, Nov. 21

Indoor shoots open to club members and the public are being held at the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club's indoor range at 4646 Route 287, 3 miles south of Wellsboro. Shoots for those with .22 caliber rifles only will be at 6:15pm on Thursdays, Nov. 16 and 30. There will not be a shoot on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23. Rifle shooters will be given one target with 10 bull's-eyes. Handgun shoots will be at 6:15pm on Tuesdays, Nov. 21 and 28. Any caliber handgun can be shot using lead, frangible, nylon jacketed, or cast ammunition. No metal jacket ammunition is allowed. Each handgun shooter will be given five targets for 10 rounds each. There is a $3 fee for members and a $5 fee for non-members. For information, call Kyle Knowlton at 570-439-0849. 


Drowsy Maggie Concert is This Friday, Nov. 17

This Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:30pm in the Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main Street, Wellsboro, Drowsy Maggie will play and sing a mixture of traditional and new bluegrass, folk, folk rock, old-time, Irish, Scottish and country music, both instrumental and vocal arrangements. The five-member band will perform songs by Alison Krause, Fleetwood Mac, Doc Watson, Danny Dill, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Nickel Creek, The Wailin’ Jennys and the Dublin roots band I Draw Slow as well as "The War is Over" from "Find Your Angel: The Story of Lorena" with music and lyrics by Verlon Thompson, Frank Serio and the late Sue Cunningham. Danny Shipe is the lead vocalist and plays guitar and banjo; Molly Cary is the lead and harmony vocalist and plays guitar; Daria Lin-Guelig plays hammered dulcimer and concertina; Carl Conn, the fiddle, flute and whistles; and Bruce Smith, bass. The location has been changed to the Coolidge Theatre to accommodate the audience. For this concert, audience members will be seated at tables so they can relax, are welcome to bring their own favorite snacks and beverages and enjoy the music. Tickets are $12. To reserve a table, purchase tickets or for more information, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220. 


Last Free Demonstration is This Saturday, Nov. 18

At 1pm this Saturday, Nov. 18, Kelly Mosher of Wellsboro will give a free demonstration on needle felting on apparel in the Main Gallery at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center next to the Green Free Library in Wellsboro. This is the last demonstration being given in conjunction with the Wellsboro Art Club Exhibit & Sale.


Two Gmeiner Exhibits to Close This Sunday, Nov. 19

This Sunday, Nov. 19 at 5pm, two exhibits at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro will officially close. “Diverging Flora” with 11 photographs featuring flowers and other flora taken by Dan Gallagher of Corning, New York and printed on aluminum is in the Atrium Gallery. In the Gmeiner’s Main Gallery is the Wellsboro Art Club Exhibit & Sale with original art and craftwork by club artists, such as acrylic and watercolor paintings, alcohol ink art, holiday bowls, pottery, Christmas ornaments, purses, felted clothing, knitted and crocheted items, etc. New items are being added. Gallery hours for both exhibits are 2 to 5pm this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 11am to 5pm this Saturday and Sunday. Admission is always free. FMI: Call 570-439-9388 or email


Block Shoot is This Sunday, Nov. 19

The Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is hosting a Block Shoot this Sunday, Nov. 19, weather permitting at its outdoor range at 4646 Route 287, 3 miles south of Wellsboro. Registration for club members and non-club members will be at 12:30pm with the matches to start at 1pm and end at 3pm. Competitors can use any 12-gauge shotgun. Scopes are permitted. Only ammunition provided by the club can be used during the shoot. The fee is $3 for each target with a two-target limit per round. Prizes for each round will be split 50/50 between the winner and the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club. For more information, call Charlie Messina at 570-439-2192. 


Are From My Shelf Books & “Totally Ninja Raccoons” in the Top 25?

Round 1 voting for the 2017 Indie Small Business Award ended on Nov. 12 but the announcement about which small businesses made it into the top 25 and will compete in Round 2 has not yet been made. Independent We Stand, the national small business movement, is sponsoring the contest. Round 2 voting will start on Monday, Nov. 20 and end on Dec. 11. The grand prizewinner will be chosen by a panel of judges from the top 10 finishers in Round 2 and announced on Dec. 13. Among nominees who competed in Round 1 are From My Shelf Books & Gifts in Wellsboro and the "Totally Ninja Raccoons," a children’s book series for young, reluctant readers. Kevin Coolidge owns the bookstore at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro and is the author of “Totally Ninja Raccoons.” To find out if either one or both have made it into Round 2, visit the From My Shelf or Totally Ninja Raccoons Facebook page or call the bookstore at 570-724-5793. If they do, people can vote once a day per computer IP address. That means those who use multiple computers can vote from home, from work and even their local coffee shop every day. A voting link is pinned to the top of the bookstore and raccoons Facebook page. Those who don't do Facebook can visit


HG Poinsettia Sale to End This Tuesday, Nov. 21

The Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choirs red poinsettia sale will end this coming Tuesday, Nov. 21. The poinsettias come in two sizes, a six-inch pot for $15 and a seven-inch pot for $20. Orders will be delivered on Wednesday, Nov. 29. To place an order call the Hamilton-Gibson office at 570-724-2079 or email, Attention: Heidi Hart. When ordering, please provide your name, phone number and email address. Send a check with "Poinsettia" on the check memo line for the total amount of the order to the Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choirs, 29 Water Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. 



Running Deer Target Shoot is Saturday, Nov. 25

The Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is hosting a running deer target shoot for members and the public from Noon to 4pm on Saturday, Nov. 25 at its outdoor range at 4646 Route 287, three miles south of Wellsboro. Only one shooter is allowed to be on the range per pass. Safety gear and eye and ear protection are required. A sign-up will be held before each round. The fee is $2 per pass with a limit of two shots per pass. The fee will be a 50/50 split between the shooter with the highest score per round and the club. Call Ray Rowland at 1-607-857-4631 for more information.


Acting Up is Tuesday, Nov. 28

Acting Up! Hamilton-Gibson’s stimulating, energizing, always thought-provoking, informal reader’s theatre program for adults 55 and older will be from 2 to 3pm on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the H-G office at 29 Water Street in Wellsboro. A congenial and mutually supportive group of men and women participate in out loud group readings of stories, plays, poems, essays and vintage radio scripts. There are no fees and no long-term commitments. Those interested in seeing what Acting Up is all about are welcome to attend the free Tuesday session. For information, call Coordinators Larry and Barbara Biddison at 570-724-4586.


Pre-Register for Dickens Best Dressed Contest Now or Register on Dec. 2

In conjunction with this year's 34th Annual Dickens of a Christmas celebration, Wellsboro Home Page is sponsoring the second annual Best Dressed Contest. Registration for the contest will be on Saturday, Dec. 2 between 9:30am and 12:45pm in the Deane Center lobby at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. At 1pm contestants dressed in their finest Dickens attire will meet at the Deane Center's outdoor performance area located along Central Avenue at Main Street. Home Page's John Vogt will serve as master of ceremonies. The panel of judges will select the Best Dressed for Dickens 2017 and announce the winner who will receive a gift basket with prizes valued at over $1,000. Included will be gifts from local merchants and a custom-made hat from Christine A. Moore Millinery of New York City. At approximately 2pm, the winner will lead the Victorian Stroll on Main Street. For more information about the contest call the Home Page office at 570-723-7703 or pre-register by emailing

Gospel Music Concert and Figgy Pudding

God’s Family Fellowship Church will be hosting a Gospel Music Concert and serving Figgy Pudding and other Victorian desserts on Friday, December 1 at 7:00pm. What a great way to start off your Dickens of a Christmas! Stacia Abernatha and Gabe Stillman will be performing classic Gospel songs and inspirationals with roots and blues influences. Stacia Abernatha is one of the 2017 Audition Winners from the Billtown Blues Festival in Williamsport. You’ll have a chance to meet both Stacia and Gabe during intermission when we serve Flaming Figgy Pudding, fruitcake and other Victorian desserts. Admission is free but we will be passing the hat. A suggested donation of $10 per adult will help support our efforts to bring great Gospel music to our community and celebrate the Gospel message. You can find out more at our Facebook page or by going to You can reach us at 570-724-2900 or stop by at 249 Old Tioga Street in Wellsboro.


EMMF Early Bird Season Pass is Available Now through Dec. 31

A $199 early bird season pass to attend 14 Endless Mountain Music Festival concerts featuring world-class musicians is available now through Dec. 31. "The early bird season pass is an opportunity to give a music lover a great gift for Christmas, a birthday, anniversary or just because," said Cindy Long, EMMF executive director. The 16-day festival will offer a menu of music from Friday, July 20 through Aug. 4, 2018 at venues in Pennsylvania and New York. Admission to the six symphony orchestra concerts is $39 each or $234 and to eight of the 10 chamber concerts is $30 each or $240. Two of the 10 chamber concerts are free and will be in Pennsylvania, one outdoors under the stars at Cherry Springs State Park near Galeton in Potter County and the other indoors at the Yoked Church in Knoxville in Tioga County. The total price to attend the 14 concerts is $474. Those who purchase a $199 early bird season pass will save $275 or 58 percent of the price of admission. For more information about the early bird season pass, call 570-787-7800.

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