Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce

Member to Member Announcements

October 31 , 2019


PCN to Air Program on Wellsboro on Thursday, Nov. 7

PCN (Pennsylvania Cable Network) has announced that “Exploring Pennsylvania Boroughs: Wellsboro Borough” will air at 7:30pm on Thursday, Nov. 7, on cable and PCN Select. Benjamin W. Morris bought all of the land in Tioga County on April 7, 1802, and built the first log cabin on the knoll overlooking Wellsboro, at the end of what is now Morris Lane. It’s believed that “Wellsborough” was named after Mary Wells Morris, the wife of Benjamin Morris, and the brother of William Hill Wells, who, at that time, was one of the most prominent men in the United States. Wellsboro was incorporated on March 16, 1830. Today, the borough provides police protection, zoning, garbage collection, recycling, road and bridge maintenance, street lighting, parks and recreation, and facilities for water and sewage.  The population, at last count, was 3,348 within a 5.5 square mile area. “Exploring Pennsylvania Boroughsis a partnership between PCN and the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs. Each month, PCN travels to a new borough to highlight the industry and culture these communities contribute to the commonwealth. PCN is a statewide television network responsive to the needs and interests of Pennsylvania and its people. Watch PCN on cable and stream on demand using PCN Select.

Chamber/GROW Breakfast Registration Ends This Friday, Nov. 1

Reservations must be made before 4pm this Friday, Nov. 1 to attend the annual combined Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce/GROW Breakfast Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro. The breakfast buffet will open at 7:30am. The program will begin promptly at 8am. Guest speakers are Congressman Fred Keller, Representative Clint Owlett and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 3 Director Matt Baker. Congressman Keller will talk about the need to pass the United States, Mexico and Canada Trade Agreement and work on other trade agreements to help grow manufacturing and agriculture in Pennsylvania and America; the benefits and partnerships of the Pennsylvania energy industry in promoting job creation and workforce development opportunities; and the work he has done in his committee assignments and to promote a better economic climate and stand up for job creators. State Representative Owlett will give a legislative update at the meeting and Mr. Baker will speak about Department of Health and Human Services' priorities and their impact on this area. The meeting is open to the public. Tickets are $25 per person. To reserve seats, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 570-724-1926 or email

HG Mystery Opens with Shows This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1, 2 & 3; Ends with Performances on Nov. 8 & 9

Hamilton-Gibson’s "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a mystery that incorporates good humor and heartfelt feelings and ends with a touching message. The play opens at 7:30pm this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2 and at 2:30pm this Sunday, Nov. 3 in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. The last two performances will be at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9. Audience members will leave describing it as “unlike anything they've ever seen before.” One critic wrote, "Aside from younger children who might not quite be able to grasp what is going on, this is a play that should be seen by all, and stays with you long after the last riddle is solved." It revolves around Christopher Boone’s resolve to discover who killed a neighbor's dog. An endearing character, Christopher is full of quirks and charm, as he navigates the mystery of the dog's death, his parents' difficult relationship and life, made tougher for the 15-year-old due to autism. "For this production, we decided to rely on the wonderful script which tells the story so clearly and cleverly," said Director Thomas Putnam. "We set it in the semi-round—audience on two sides facing each other—and let the cast create the set and energy." And what a cast it is. Joining Rob Garrison who plays Christopher are Nikki York as his mother, Brett Maynard as his father, Kimberly Horn as his teacher, and playing multiple roles are Sarah Duterte, Linda Iseri, Herb Johnson, Alexandria Kurtz, Noyes Lawton, and Keegan Reifer.  "I first heard about this play when I saw that it was opening on Broadway a few years ago," said Putnam. "I mentioned it to a few people primarily because the title was so unusual, and I was surprised to hear their exclamations about how much they loved the original book and how delighted they were that it was being made into a stage play. When I saw the play myself, it was clear why it is so special." This show is recommended for teens and adults, ages 13 and older. Note: the play contains crude language that will be offensive to some. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for youth under 18. Co-sponsors of this production are Dr. Richard and Kate Black and Partners In Progress. For reservations, contact Hamilton-Gibson at 570-724-2079 or email


Register Now for Free Lunch & Learn Workshop on Nov. 6

Register Now for the free Talent Succession Planning Workshop being held from 11am to 1pm on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission offices at 301 Main Street in Towanda. Lunch will also be provided free. During this free Lunch and Learn Workshop, leaders of manufacturing, retail businesses and nonprofit organizations will learn how to evaluate current staff members as a way to prepare them to take on important job responsibilities in the event that key management personnel leave their posts due to retirement, illness, accepting a position with a different organization, etc. Through this workshop, offered by NTRPDC in partnership with NEPIRC, organizations will be able to identify their most qualified future leaders; disaster-proof their businesses against talent loss; create a structure for training and development; and help their companies plan for the long-term. Organizations will learn how to identify key positions and build job profiles for each one; how to do a competency gap analysis; maintain a skills inventory; and identify development opportunities and create individual development plans. To register or for more information about this workshop call Cindy Traore at 570-265-1534 or email her at


Suncatcher Classes to Benefit Animals at Second Chance

Make a one-of-a-kind glass suncatcher at one of two classes being offered at Cottage Glassworks to benefit Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries. The glass class dates are Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3pm or Monday, Nov. 18 at 6pm at Cottage Glassworks, 13 Dantz Run Road Extension, off Route 6 in Delmar Township, near Wellsboro. Participants can choose to make and decorate a seven-inch fused glass cat or dog suncatcher. All materials, instructor guidance, safety equipment and light refreshments will be provided. Participants are asked to wear close-toed shoes. Space for each class is limited. Register by calling or texting Kristie at 570-772-0652 and specifying the class date and dog or cat suncatcher. The cost is $40. Pay by check or in cash at the class. For more information on Cottage Glassworks, visit Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries is a nonprofit animal rescue based in Tioga County.


Bookstore is in Top 25; Vote Every Day, Today to Nov. 17

From My Shelf Books & Gifts has advanced to round two of the 2019 Indie Small Business Award sponsored by Independent We Stand, the national small business movement ( Only 25 businesses made the cut. "Thank you so much to our supporters. We couldn't have done it without your votes," said bookstore manager Kasey Cox Coolidge. Round two voting began on Monday, Oct. 28. "People can vote for From My Shelf 25 times a day per IP address between now and 11:59pm on Sunday, Nov. 17," Coolidge said. "That means all household members can vote from home, from work and even the local coffee shop 25 times a day, every day," she noted. The names of the Top 10 semifinalists will be announced on Monday, Nov. 18. The overall winner to receive an enhanced prize package valued at $25,000 will be selected by a panel of judges and named on Monday, Nov. 25. To make voting easier, a link to voting is pinned to the top of From My Shelf's Facebook page, the Totally Ninja Raccoons’ Facebook page and the Huck & Finn Bookstore Cats Facebook page. Those who don't do Facebook or social media, can still vote by visiting

Dunham’s Department Store Makes Top 25 in Indie Contest

Dunham’s Department Store at 45 Main Street is one of the Top 25 businesses that earned enough votes to compete in round two of the 2019 Indie Small Business Award sponsored by Independent We Stand, the national small business movement ( “This is the first year we entered this contest,” said Ann Dunham Rawson, a fourth generation Dunham family member. “I was really surprised when I got a call saying that our store was in the Top 25 and would be continuing in the contest.” Ann and her husband, Joe can be found on the sales floor at the department store and Dunham’s Do-It Center at 8 East Avenue in Wellsboro. The department store had its beginnings in a small grocery store operated by Roy and Fannie Dunham beginning in 1905. Today, Dunham’s is one of the few family-owned department stores still in existence in the United States. Those who want Dunham’s to be in the Top 10 when Round Two ends at 11:59pm on Sunday, Nov. 17, can vote 25 times a day per IP address between now and then by visiting

Order Poinsettias Today to Nov. 22 to Benefit HG Choirs

The Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choirs' 2019 Poinsettia Sale is underway. The poinsettias come in a choice of red, pink and white in two different sized pots. A six-inch pot of poinsettias is $15 and an eight-inch pot is $20. The sale will end on Friday, Nov. 22. The poinsettias will be delivered on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Place an order by calling the Hamilton-Gibson office at 570-724-2079 or sending an email to, Attention Tara Gordon. The person ordering is asked to provide his or her name, phone number and email address and 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. Proceeds will go toward offsetting costs for the choirs' annual four-day spring performance trip Thursday through Sunday, April 30 through May 3, 2020. Families whose children are interested in joining HG's choral program, can call the Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choirs at 570-724-2079 or email


November Activities at Pop’s Culture Shoppe

For details about the recurring events listed below, see the attached calendar and descriptions. Information about a special event is listed below.

Fridays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6pm Until – Free Open Game Nights

Saturdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 12-4pm – Free Mahjongg Club

Magic the Gathering ChAoS Re-Prerelease is Saturday, Nov. 23

For this ChAoS Re-Prerelease event at 1pm on Nov. 23, choose a prerelease kit from Magic's history and build a 40-card sealed deck to battle against other players. The entry fee is $25 with the option to pay a little extra for some of the more sought after prerelease kits.

Mondays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 3:30pm – Free Chess Club

Tuesdays Nov. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10am-1pm – Free Mahjongg in the Morning

Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 3;30-6:pm – Free Yu-Gi-Oh! Club

Wednesdays & Thursdays, Nov. 6&7, 13&14, 20&21 & 27, 3:30-6pm – Free Magic the Gathering: Autumn Commander League

Thursdays, Nov. 7, 14 & 21, 3:30-5pm – Free Pokémon Club

Thursdays, Nov. 7, 14 & 21, 6-9pm – MtG: Modern Constructed Tournaments

Thursdays, Nov. 7, 14 & 21, 6pm – Free RPG Nights

FMI: Stop in at Pop’s Culture Shoppe at 25 Main Street in Wellsboro, call 570-723-4263, email or visit

Last Creek and Canyon Wildlife Tour is This Saturday, Nov. 2

This Saturday, Nov. 2, Rich Hanlon is leading the last Creek and Canyon Wildlife Tour. Barbour Rock-West Rim-Bear Run Loop participants will gather at 9am at the Barbour Rock Trailhead parking lot. They will hike about 3.5 miles on easy terrain and see the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, Pine Creek and eagles, hawks, vultures and more from excellent vistas. They will also have the opportunity to reflect on words written by American nature writers such as Aldo Leopold, John Muir and Rachel Carson during the hike. Hanlon is an outdoor enthusiast, member of the Tiadaghton Audubon Society, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro and founder of the BestLife Community blog. To go on this tour or for more information, .email Hanlon at, call 1-412-992-6648, or leave him a message at

Running Deer Shoot is This Sunday, Nov. 3

The Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is hosting a running deer shoot from 1pm to 4pm this Sunday, Nov. 3 rain or shine at the club's outdoor range at 4646 Route 287, 6.5 miles south of Wellsboro in Delmar Township. Members and the public are invited to participate. The last running deer shoot will be on Sunday, Nov. 24. The running deer paper target is fixed to a four-foot by three-foot wooden frame that is mounted on wheels on a cable. The target is pulled along the cable from the left to right at 100 yards from the shooting area. Only one shooter is allowed on the range per pass. Safety gear and eye and ear protection are required to participate. 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 split with 50 percent going to the shooter with the highest score per round and the other 50 percent to the club. For more information, call Ray Rowland at 1-607-857-4631.


Indoor Handgun and Rifle Shoots Start Nov. 5 & 7

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club will begin hosting handgun and rifle shoots at its indoor range at 4646 Route 287 in Delmar Township, 6.5 miles south of Wellsboro. The shoots are open to members and the public and will end on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Handgun shoots will be at 6pm on Tuesdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 and 31. Any caliber handgun can be used provided the bullet is either lead or cast; no brass or jacketed ammunition is allowed. Each handgun shooter will be given five targets for 10 rounds each. Rifle shoots will be at 6pm on Thursdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 21. Only those with .22 caliber rifles will be allowed to shoot at the indoor range. Shooters will be given one target with 10 bull's-eyes. The fee is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. The club’s indoor range is heated and has seven indoor shooting stations. For information, call Kyle Knowlton at 570-439-1809.

Free Dickens Costume Workshop is Wednesday, Nov. 6

Want to learn how to dress in period clothing and join in the fun by participating in Wellsboro’s Dickens of a Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 7 when the town’s streets become an early Victorian marketplace? Plan to attend the free Dickens of a Christmas Costume Workshop this coming Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7pm in the lobby at the Penn Wells Hotel at 62 Main Street in Wellsboro. Larry and Barbara Biddison will host the workshop. Learn how to put together a costume using items on hand or that can easily and inexpensively be obtained and where to go to find them. Find out how leftover Halloween costumes, wedding or prom attire, curtains, tablecloths, old coats and hats can be used to create the Victorian look. At the workshop, Northern Tier Children’s Home Thrift Store staff members will model Dickens clothing and explain how they put their outfits together. They will also have ready-to-wear clothing in the lobby that can be purchased on the spot for reasonable prices. The workshop is for first-time Dickens vendors; people who plan to participate in the 10am and/or 2pm. Victorian Strolls on Saturday, Dec. 7; enter the Fourth Annual Dickens of a Christmas Best Dressed Contest that day with a chance to win a basket of prizes valued at $1,000; stroll the marketplace between 9am and 4pm or join the Dickens Fezziwig Street Players to perform. For more information, call the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce at 570-724-1926.

Tyoga Running Club’s Thursday Night Runs Start Nov. 7

During November and continuing through March 2020, the Tyoga Running Club is hosting free, one-hour Thursday Night Runs that begin in the parking lot at the Wellsboro Community Center at 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro. The runs will start promptly at 6pm on Thursdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 21 and are free and open to club members and the public. There will be pace groups for children and adult runners of all ages and ability levels. For more information about the regular Thursday Night Runs, visit or email

Deadline for HG’s Murder at the Juice Joint is Thursday, Nov. 7

Make reservations by Thursday, Nov. 7 to ring in the New Year with Hamilton-Gibson by participating in "Murder at the Juice Joint," a 1920s speakeasy-themed interactive night of murder, mystery and intrigue where guests are the characters. It is not necessary to be an actor. There are no lines to memorize. On New Year's Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, the Juice Joint run by Rosie Marie will open in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. To celebrate its success, Rosie is hosting a New Year's Eve party at the exclusive nightspot from 8pm on Dec. 31 until 1am on Wednesday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2020. It will be a night to remember with the sights and sounds of the 1920s era and some surprises, including murder. One of the names on the guest list is on another's hit list and no one will be safe from the consequences. Will the murderer be the mayor, a blacklisted bootlegger desperate to increase sales or possibly the director with a shot at making history? Be one of the characters and enjoy an evening of mingling, sleuthing, partying, bribery, some play gambling and murder. The game portion will end at approximately 11:30pm. Assorted hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the night until around 11:30pm. Available for purchase until 12:30am will be 1920s cocktails. There will be New Year's Eve party favors, hats and noisemakers and a midnight champagne toast. This event is co-sponsored by Michele Comes, Pat Davis, Debbie's Day Care, Renee Frazier and Luanne Goodwin. Tickets are $40 per person. Early reservations are a necessity to allow time for characters to be assigned and guests helped with costume ideas. The deadline for paid reservations is Thursday, Nov. 7. To make reservations, call Hamilton-Gibson at 570-724-2079 or email

A Tribute to Woodstock Concert is Saturday, Nov. 9

Western New York singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Nick Kody and Lydia Herren will perform "A Tribute to Woodstock" at 7:30pm on Saturday Nov. 9 in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. The doors will open at 7pm. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, Kody and Herren will present an acoustic interpretation of the music originally performed at the famous festival held Aug. 15 through Aug. 18 in 1969 on Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near White Lake in Bethel, New York, 43 miles southwest of Woodstock. Among the iconic selections they will perform using various instruments such as guitar, piano, violin, harmonica and Irish whistle are Joe Cocker's “With A Little Help From My Friends", Jefferson Airplane's “White Rabbit” as well as songs by Joan Baez, Jimi Hendrix, CCR, the Band, and more. In addition, Kody and Herren will share trivia facts and stories about the songs. This duo is known for molding their blues, rock, Celtic, country and folk influences into their own unique style. Special guest Jamie Lee will open the show with her own set of Woodstock songs. This solo musician grew up in North Carolina and is now based in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Jamie Lee is frequently described as having the "voice of an angel" and “a knack for putting her unique twist on cover songs and singing with a passion that will convince you those songs are her own." Admission is $20. This is a BYOB - bring snacks and beverages - event. For tickets and/or to reserve a table free of charge, call 570-724-6220 or visit

For Love of God and Country Concert is Sunday, Nov. 10

At 2pm Sunday, Nov. 10, the Wellsboro Women’s Chorus and the Wednesday Morning Musicales will present a concert titled “For Love of God and Country" featuring inspirational and patriotic songs sung in celebration of Veterans Day, being observed on Monday, Nov. 11. The concert will be at the United Methodist Church at 36 Main Street in Wellsboro. It will open with the audience and choruses singing both “The Star Spangled Banner” and “The Pledge of Allegiance". Veterans and present-day military men and women are invited to attend and wear their uniforms or something that represents their armed service branch.  A dessert social will follow at the church.  The concert and dessert social are open to the public. The 44 members of the Wellsboro Women’s Chorus will perform under the direction of Suzanne Niles and Diana Frazier with accompaniment by Judy Smithgall. They will sing “Pie Jesu”, “God of Wonders”, “Here I Am Lord”, “We Believe”, “My Tribute”, “Then Sings My Soul”, “We Stand United", “My America”, and “Battle Hymn of the Republic”. The 31-member Wednesday Morning Musicales directed by Diana Frazier with Marian Miller as the accompanist will open with “We Are the Voice”, “American Anthem”, “Hymn to Freedom”, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”, and “Our America”, a medley of songs. The concert will conclude with the two choruses singing “A Tribute to the Armed Services”. “All veterans and men and women currently serving in the military are invited as we would be proud to honor them at this special concert,” Frazier said.” There is no admission fee for the concert, however, a free will offering would be appreciated. Anyone who has a desire to sing and would like to join either of these groups is asked to contact Diana Frazier at 570-439-0923.

Do Christmas Craft at Golden Afternoons on Tuesday, Nov. 12

During the free Golden Afternoons program at 1pm on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in the Deane Center lobby at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro, Suzan Richar will show those attending how to create a nativity using popsicle sticks and felt to take home. All materials for this Christmas craft project will be provided. Anyone who is 55 years of age or older is welcome to participate. Free refreshments will be provided. For more information about this Golden Afternoons program call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.

Acting Up for Adults 55 & Older is Tuesdays, Nov. 12 & 26

Acting Up! Hamilton-Gibson’s free readers theatre program for adults 55 and older, is now in its 17th season. Barbara and Larry Biddison coordinate the program. An ever-changing group of fun-loving men and women gather at the HG Office at 29 Water Street in Wellsboro at 2pm for one hour on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month now through May 2020. The one-hour sessions take place in a relaxed, informal atmosphere that provides a low-key, low-pressure opportunity to experiment with reading stories, plays, and poems out loud “with expression.” “This is for people who have a fear of speaking in public, as well as for those who have always wanted to act but weren’t ready for the stage," Barbara said. There are no fees and no long-term commitments. Anyone interested in seeing what Acting Up is all about is welcome to attend on Tuesdays, Nov. 12 and/or 26. Call Larry or Barbara at 570-724-4586.

Tusk to Perform Fleetwood Mac Tribute Concert on Nov. 13 & 14

At 7:30pm Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 13 and 14, the five-member band Tusk, including local Tom Nelson on drums, will perform “The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute” in the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Only 100 tickets remain for the Wednesday night performance. The Thursday night concert is sold out. “We formed Tusk by accident,” said Nelson who lives in Liberty in Tioga County, Pa. “In March of 2008, a friend of ours asked if we would do a tribute to Fleetwood Mac for one night at his club. We are now in our 12th year as Tusk,” he said. The group leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands. Solo artist Kathy Phillips (vocals) fronts Tusk. Vocalists Scott McDonald plays guitar and Kim Williams, keys. Randy Artiglere is on bass and Nelson on drums. Phillips captures Stevie Nicks' vocalizations and stage presence. Nelson expertly fills the shoes of drummer Mick Fleetwood. Artiglere brings his 30 years of experience to produce the style and tone of Fleetwood Mac’s bass player John McVie. Williams duplicates Christine McVie’s tight vocal harmonies and deftly switches from the rhythm section to solid lead without missing a beat. McDonald reproduces Lindsey Buckingham’s singing style and rhythmic guitar playing. During 2019, Tusk has performed 106 concerts in 23 states across the country. Admission is $35. For tickets call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or visit

HG’s “Pound of Flesh” Auditions are Nov. 14 & 15

Thomas Putnam, Hamilton-Gibson's artistic director, has announced that auditions for "A Pound of Flesh" will be at 7pm on Thursday Nov. 14, and Friday, Nov. 15 in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. In 1999, Putnam wrote this goofy spoof of William Shakespeare's 16th century play "The Merchant of Venice." "It is a wild courtroom farce with puns, slapstick and laughs aplenty," Putnam said. Originally produced by HG Productions in the Tioga County Courthouse in 1999, this hilarious--sometimes bawdy--farce is set in Wellsboro and has many contemporary allusions. "It's wild fun and funny. Don't look for anything remotely meaningful or thoughtful except perhaps the great joy of spending a few hours laughing together in community," said Putnam. There are roles for adult men and women. Auditions are open to all community members regardless of race and age (over 18) and religious or political persuasion. Newcomers are warmly welcomed. The characters that have the most lines to learn, requiring more time in rehearsal include the two female lawyers, Skye Locke and Portia Lolita Lucretia Marguerita Carre and the male Judge, and the accused Andy Tony Neo. Other roles for women include the Bailiff, librarian Ima Page and the witnesses June East, Anna Donna Hanna Deigh-Verted, Faye Slift and Happy N. Bright, and for men, the accused's younger brother Bassey Neo, Step-n-Fetchit "Scratch" Pettit and Sigfried Freub. Performances will be at 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 24 and 25 and Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and at 2:30pm on Sunday, Jan. 26 in the Warehouse Theatre. Co-sponsors are Bill and Shirley Hebe and Spencer, Gleason, Hebe, & Rague, P.C. For more information about the auditions, call 570-724-2079 or email

Storyteller Regi Carpenter to Present “Where There’s Smoke There’s Dinner: Stories of a Seared Childhood” Friday, Nov. 15

On Friday, Nov. 15, at 7pm, storyteller and performer Regi Carpenter will present "Where There's Smoke, There's Dinner: Stories of a Seared Childhood" in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Her show is for families, adults and youth, ages 12 and up. Carpenter is the youngest daughter in a family that pulsates with contradictions: religious and raucous, tender but terrible, unfortunate yet irrepressible. These tales celebrate the glorious and gut-wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters raised on the Saint Lawrence River in Clayton, New York. Tales of underwater tea parties, drowning lessons and drives to the dump give voice to multi-generations of family life in a small river town with an undercurrent.  For more than twenty years, Carpenter has been bringing songs and her stories to audiences of all ages throughout the world in schools, theaters, libraries, at festivals, conferences and in people’s back yards. An award-winning performer, she has toured her solo shows and workshops nationally and internationally. This is the third show in the Deane Center's Storytellers Series. Admission is $15. For more information or for tickets, call 570-724-6220 or visit

WCCA Concert to Feature Pianist on Saturday, Nov. 16

At 7:30pm on Saturday, Nov. 16, the Wellsboro Community Concert Association is presenting the second concert of its 2019-2020 season in the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Featured will be American pianist Thomas Pandolfi who will play the music of George Gershwin and Marvin Hamlisch with some Scott Joplin thrown in. On Saturday, Dec. 14, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, one of the top groups on the North American jazz scene, will entrance listeners with a set of Afro-Cuban, booty-shaking world jazz that would have made Dizzy smile. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2020, the award-winning duo Robin Bullock and Sue Richards will play both Baroque and traditional Celtic music as they blend the Celtic harp with the resonance of the steel-string guitar, cittern and mandolin. Saturday, March 21, 2020, The Revelers, a Grammy nominated six-member band, will perform their brand of Louisiana music, a masterful mix of Western, swing, Cajun, Zydeco, Tex-Mex and swamp rock. Saturday, April 4, 2020, The Fitzgeralds – featuring siblings Tom, Kerry and Julie - three-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions – will combine high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing with audience interaction. Those who attend all five remaining concerts and purchase a season ticket for an adult for $70 will save $30. Children 12 and under accompanied by a parent or grandparent with a season ticket will be admitted free. The price at the door is $20 per show for adults and $5 for students and children. To reserve tickets, call 570-724-6220. Or, arrive at the Deane Center 15 minutes before the performance. All ticket sales at the door are on a first-come, first-served, space available basis. Information, season subscription forms and tickets are available by visiting the association’s website:, stopping in at the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro or by calling 570-724-6220.

Order Holiday Pies Now Through Nov. 18 from SSMH Auxiliary

The Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is holding a Holiday Pie Sale. Order 10-inch pies for $10 each to enjoy for the holidays now through Monday, Nov. 18. Available are apple and pumpkin, baked or unbaked; pecan, banana cream, chocolate cream and coconut cream, baked only; and fruit of the forest, unbaked only. Also available are no sugar added apple and blueberry pies, unbaked only, and lemon meringue, baked only. Payment is due when the pies are ordered. Pies can be ordered at the Auxiliary Gift Shop in the hospital’s main lobby area; from an auxiliary member; or at the Volunteer Services Office on the hospital’s first floor or by calling Faith Preston at 570-723-0191 or emailing her at Pies can be picked up on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 7am to 5pm at the hospital’s Pine Grove Café.

Achieving Customer Service Excellence Course is Nov. 19

There are seats available in the Achieving Customer Service Excellence course being offered on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 9am to 4pm simultaneously at Penn College’s Williamsport and Wellsboro locations. Most organizations plan to differentiate themselves by providing exceptional customer service. However, despite these intentions, many actually continue to receive poor ratings. Somewhere between the intention and the actuality, something goes wrong. In this course, participants will identify their interpersonal style and that of their customers and learn the best ways to interact in person, by email, and over the phone. The course also addresses how to deal with difficult customer situations. Don't settle for providing anything less than the best customer service. To register or for more information, contact Workforce Development & Continuing Education, Pennsylvania College of Technology, 570-327-4775 or


Reserve Seats for Nov. 19 Mature Driver Refresher Course

AAA North Penn at 9 Charleston Street in Wellsboro is accepting reservations for the Mature Driver Operator Recertification Course. This four-hour course is being held from 9am to 1pm on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Seats are available. Payment is due at the time reservations are made. For more information, call 570-724-4134 or stop in.

Register Now for Dec. 10 & 12 PowerPoint Class in Wellsboro

Register now for the PowerPoint Level 1 computer class being held from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday and Thursday, Dec. 10 and 12 at the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s 22 Walnut Street location in Wellsboro. To register online, visit For more information, call Marie Van Ess at 570-724-7703.

How to Register for Big Buck Contest Now Through Dec. 14

To register for the Big Buck Contest, hunters are asked to bring their bucks and hunting licenses to Mountain Valley Realty at 477 Tioga Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 now through Saturday, Dec. 14 during regular business hours. Mountain Valley Realty is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday. Each hunter will receive one entry ticket for each point on their buck’s antlers. The names of the grand prize winners in the men’s, women’s and youth categories will be drawn at random on Monday, Dec. 16 at 3pm during a live broadcast. Each of the grand prize winners will be awarded a $500 shoulder mount credit to the taxidermist of his/her choice. For more information, call 570-723-8484.

Donate New and Gently Used Coats and Other Items

Now through Tuesday, Dec. 31, Mountain Valley Realty is accepting new or gently used coats of all shapes and sizes for children to adults. Also being collected are socks, underwear, hats, mittens and other items. Everything donated stays local. Bring all donations to 477 Tioga Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 during regular business hours. Mountain Valley Realty is open from 9am to 5pm. Monday through Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday. For more information, call 570-723-8484.

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