Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce

Member to Member Announcements

December 13, 2018


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24, 25 and 26 and reopen at 8:30am on Thursday, Dec. 27.

Purchase Chamber Dollars for Christmas by Friday, Dec. 21

There are only 6 weekdays left to purchase Wellsboro Chamber Dollars for that hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas list - from relatives and friends who “have everything” to your mail carrier, teachers, the person who shovels your snow or styles your hair. Purchasing Wellsboro Chamber Dollars allows them to choose what they want to do from treating themselves to a massage, a movie or a relaxing dinner at a local restaurant. The possibilities are endless since Chamber Dollars can be redeemed at over 50 area participating businesses. They come in increments of $5. For large orders of Chamber Dollars, call the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 570-724-1926 between 8:30am and 4pm any weekday through Friday, Dec. 21. For smaller orders ($5 to $95), stop in at 114 Main Street weekdays between 8:30am and 4pm through Friday, Dec. 21. Chamber Dollars are available any time of the year!

Blossburg Theatre Arts Camp Registration and Auditions for 3rd to 9th Graders are Dec. 14 in Wellsboro, Monday, Dec. 17 in Mansfield and Tuesday, Dec. 18 in Blossburg

Beginning at 3:30pm this Friday, Dec. 14 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro; Monday, Dec. 17 in the Warren L. Miller Elementary School at 1 Dorsett Drive in Mansfield and Tuesday, Dec. 18 in the Blossburg Elementary School at 133 Hannibal Street in Blossburg, third through ninth graders who reside in Wellsboro Area, Galeton Area and Southern Tioga school district communities can register for Hamilton-Gibson's Blossburg Winter Theatre Arts Camp and audition for roles in "Aladdin Junior." Students can register and audition at any one of the three sites. Parents will be asked to sign permission slips to allow their children to participate in the camp and the performances. Everyone will be in the cast and receive the "Aladdin Junior" script and CD to take home so they can memorize their lines and songs by Jan. 2, the first day of the Blossburg camp. The $59 camp fee includes a camp T-shirt, script, printed materials and instruction in theatre arts. The fee is non-refundable and must be paid when the youth signs up for camp. Scholarships are available to assist with the fee. "Aladdin Junior," the stage adaptation of the Disney film, is filled with magic, mayhem, flying carpet rides and songs like "A Whole New World," "Friend Like Me" and others from the Academy Award-winning score. "Roles to be cast are Aladdin, Jasmine, the Genie and all of the other characters. There is also a wonderfully large chorus so everyone can be involved," said Thomas Putnam, HG artistic director. "This is a great opportunity for children and youth who love to be on stage and have experience as well as for those who want to perform but are too shy to take that first step." The 10-day camp will be in the Blossburg Elementary School Auditorium on Hannibal Street Wednesday through Saturday, Jan. 2-5 and Monday through Thursday, Jan. 7-10. Camp will begin after school at 3:45pm and end at 5:30pm on weekdays and be from 9am to noon on Saturday, Jan. 5. On performance days, camp times will vary. Performances of "Aladdin" for students will be given during school hours on Friday, Jan. 11 and Pay-What-You-Can performances for the public will be at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11 and 12, all in the Blossburg Elementary School Auditorium. UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors Hospital is sponsoring this camp. For more information about the auditions, the Blossburg camp and scholarships, call the H-G office at 570-724-2079 or email


Audition This Saturday, Sunday or Monday, Dec. 15, 16 or 17 in Wellsboro for Three HG 2019 Main Stage Plays

Hamilton-Gibson Productions is holding auditions for a romantic comedy, a riveting Sherlock Holmes murder mystery with a female twist and a hilarious comedy. They are the first main-stage plays of HG’s 2019 Season. Audition times and dates are 10am this Saturday, Dec. 15, 1:30pm this Sunday, Dec. 16 and 6:30pm Monday, Dec. 17 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. All directors - Thomas Putnam of “You Can’t Take It With You,” Gabe Hakvaag of “Miss Holmes” and Clare Marie Ritter and Linda Young of “Boeing Boeing” - will attend the Dec. 15, 16 and 17 auditions. There are roles for high school students, adults and senior citizens of all ages, colors and genders. Needed are people with no acting experience to actors with some experience to the highly experienced. Those who audition can try out for a particular role in a particular play or let the directors choose the play and role for them. No one will be cast in two successive shows due to scheduling issues. Performances of "You Can't Take It With You" will be at 7:30pm on Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23 and at 2:30pm on Feb. 17 in the Warehouse Theatre. "Miss Holmes" will be performed at 7:30pm on March 15, 16, 22 and 23 and at 2:30pm on March 17 in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center, 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Performances of "Boeing Boeing" will be at 7:30pm on April 26, 27, May 3 and 4 and at 2:30pm on April 28 in the Warehouse Theatre. For more information about the roles in these shows, contact Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 570-724-2079 or email


December Activities at Pop’s Culture Shoppe

Pokémon Standard Tournament is This Saturday, Dec. 15

On Saturday, Dec. 15, between 10 and 10:30am, register for the Standard Format Best of 3 Pokémon Tournament. The entry fee is $5 or free with any $10 purchase. Play will begin at 10:30am and includes prizes for the top finishers. This is a sanctioned tournament so no proxies are allowed. Deck lists and Pokémon IDs are required.


Mahjongg Club is Saturdays, Dec. 15, 22 & 29

On Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm is free play. New players are always welcome.

Magic the Gathering Guilds of Ravnica Standard Showdowns are on Saturdays Dec. 15, 22 & 29

On Saturdays, from 1 to 4pm take on challengers, test a new deck idea, and improve your gameplay. It’s free and fun. Decks must be Standard legal. Each event will be three to four rounds. Special Promo Packs will be awarded to participants who are undefeated, rack up the most wins, bring the most unique deck idea, or are participating in their first in-store Standard event.

Chess Club is on Mondays, Dec. 17 & 31

On Mondays at 3:30pm, all skill levels are invited to play or learn chess for free in a casual environment. Chess Club will not be held on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 because Pop’s is closing at 3pm.

Mahjongg in the Morning is on Tuesday, Dec. 18

On Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 10am to noon new players and people who want to learn are welcome to join this free, fun group. Mahjongg in the Morning will not be held on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25.


Yu-Gi-Oh! Club is on Wednesdays, Dec. 19 & 26

On Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6pm play Yu-Gi-Oh! Learn the basics with others, collect cards, improve and play in tournaments and get ready for Sneak Peeks. Free.


Magic the Gathering: Commander Open Play is Wednesdays & Thursdays, Dec. 19 & 20, 26 & 27

On Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 6pm meet for free open play action. Keep your skills in top form so you’ll be ready when the Winter Commander League starts in January. Compete for points, bragging rights and prizes.

Pokémon Club is on Thursdays, Dec. 20 & 27

On Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm, play Pokémon with others. Learn the basics, collect cards, improve and play in tournaments. Free.

Magic the Gathering Modern Constructed Format Tournaments are on Thursdays, Dec. 20 & 27

Tournament play is at 6pm on Thursdays. Ten proxies are permitted. The entry fee is $5 or free with any $10 purchase. 


Free Open Game Nights are on Fridays, Dec. 21 & 28

On Fridays from 6pm until late, all ages and abilities can play a wide variety of board games and join in a weekly “Game Night Challenge.” A $5 store credit will be awarded to the winner at 9pm if present. Various tournaments with small entry fees such as Magic the Gathering and HeroClix are also held during Game Nights. Visit for a complete schedule.


HeroClix 300-Point Team Tournaments are Fridays Dec. 21 & 28

Fridays from 6 to 9pm prepare for our BIG tournament in 2019. Entry is $5 or free with any $10 purchase. Participants will win $5 or more in Clix store credit plus LEs. Each team may consist only of oreo-based figures. No colossal, team bases, IDs, etc.; only single-based figures.

We're Open on Christmas Eve

Pop’s will be open from 9am to 3pm on Monday, Dec. 24 for last-minute holiday shopping needs.


Pop’s Puzzle Photo Contest to End on Dec. 31

Monday, Dec. 31 is the last day to submit photos for our 2019 puzzles. Winners will be chosen and notified in mid-January.

FMI: Stop in at Pop’s Culture Shoppe at 25 Main Street in Wellsboro, call 570-723-4263 or mail The store will be closed for Christmas, Dec. 25.

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

Available now through Monday, Dec. 31 is a $199 early bird season pass to attend 14 Endless Mountain Music Festival concerts featuring world-class musicians this summer. "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 at 7:30pm each evening from Friday, July 19, through Aug. 3, 2019 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. The EMMF Symphony Orchestra will perform on Fridays, July 19, July 26 and Aug. 2, 2019 in Steadman Theater in Mansfield, Pa. and on Saturdays, July 20, July 27 and Aug. 3, 2019 in the Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium in Corning, NY. The 10 chamber music concerts will feature soloists and ensembles Sundays through Thursdays, July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1, 2019. For more information about the early bird season pass, call 570-787-7800 or send a check to the Endless Mountain Music Festival, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

Now Until Jan. 27, Vote to Select Juried Regional Art Exhibit Viewers Choice Award Winners 

The Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro is hosting two exhibits. Admission to the Gmeiner and the exhibits is always free. In the Main Gallery is the Juried Regional Art Exhibit and in the Atrium Gallery is "Creative Makers," a Pennsylvania Wild's Cooperative display. Now until Jan. 27, visitors to the Juried Regional Art Exhibit can vote to select Viewers Choice Award winners in painting, photography, digital art, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and fiber art. After the exhibit closes, the votes will be counted and the winners announced on the Gmeiner website. The Gmeiner is open from 2 to 5pm Wednesdays through Fridays and 11am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Samite Trio Concert is This Saturday, Dec. 15

At 7:30pm this Saturday, Dec. 15, the Samite (Sam è tay) Trio will perform in the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. This is the third concert of the Wellsboro Community Concert Association's 2018-2019 season. A native of Uganda who now resides in the Ithaca, New York area, Samite came to the United States in 1987. He travels the world bringing his message of peace and hope through the healing power of music. This accomplished composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and humanitarian takes his audiences on a journey through his life as he shares his calming and unifying music. Seeing him in concert opens listeners' eyes, ears and hearts. "Music touches the spirit," he said. "Samite wraps his warm voice around melodies that seem to rise up off the Ugandan plateau, caressed by his kalimbas (thumb pianos) and other native instruments," Billboard writes. Samite has dedicated his career to using music to heal and transform listeners. From child soldiers to senior citizens living with dementia, this multi-faceted musician draws on his own experiences to remind others of their strength and to help them find peace. Admission at the door is $20 for adults and $5 for students 13 to 18 years old. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. For tickets, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or visit

Voting For Bookstore to Win 2018 Indie Award Ends This Sunday, Dec. 16

From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro, is among the top 25 small businesses vying for the 2018 Indie Small Business Award sponsored by Independent We Stand. "Our bookstore needs support to be a top 10 semifinalist," said owner Kevin Coolidge. Based on contest rules, three votes can be cast per entry per calendar day per IP address between now and when Round 2 voting ends at 11:59:59pm this Sunday, Dec. 16. A panel of judges will choose and announce the winner on Wednesday, Dec. 19. To make it easier, a link to voting is pinned to the top of the From My Shelf and Totally Ninja Raccoon Facebook pages. Those who don't do Facebook can vote for the bookstore by visiting


Second Chance Pet Photos with Santa is This Sunday, Dec 16

Bring your dogs, cats, frogs, hermit crabs, rabbits, goats, or children to Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries' Annual Pet Photos with Santa this Sunday, Dec. 16 from 2 to 5pm at the Lawrenceville Fire Hall at 9 Mechanic Street # 11, Lawrenceville, PA 16929. For a $5 donation receive a cardstock framed 4 by 6 photo, and for a $10 donation, a cardstock framed 8 by 10 photo. FMI: Contact Second Chance at 570-376-3646.

Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club Indoor Shoots Listed for December and January

The Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is hosting friendly scored handgun competitions on Tuesday nights and rifle competitions on Thursday nights in December 2018 and in January 2019 and combined shoots on a Saturday and a Sunday in January. All shoots are open to club members and the public and will be at the club’s heated seven-station indoor range at 4646 Route 287, about 6.5 miles south of Wellsboro. In 2018, the last handgun shoot for any caliber handgun with lead or cast bullets will be at 6:15pm on Tuesday, Dec. 18. There will NOT be handgun shoots on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25 or New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1. Handgun shoots in 2019 will be at 6:15pm on Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29. No brass or jacketed ammunition is allowed. Each shooter will be given five targets for 10 rounds each. For handgun shooters that need it, the club will have frangible ammunition for sale when the range is open in .380, 9mm, .40, .45 and .38 calibers. The last two .22 caliber rifle shoots in 2018 will be at 6:15pm on Thursdays, Dec. 20 and 27 and continue in 2019 on Thursdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Each shooter will be given one target with 10 bull's-eyes. Also in January, combined handgun and rifle shoots will be from 1 to 3pm on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Sunday, Jan. 20. The fee is $3 for members and $5 for non-members for each 50-round indoor session. For information, call Kyle Knowlton at 570-439-1809.

Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter to Meet Dec. 20

The monthly meeting of the Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, Pa. will be on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 6pm at the Lambs Creek Sportsman's Club at 339 Sportsman's Club Road, Mansfield, Pa. Agenda items were moved to December after members cancelled their November meeting due to a snowstorm. A dinner meeting and general planning session will be on Dec. 20. Chili will be provided. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass. To be discussed will be monthly training topics for 2019, fundraising projects and the calendar of events. A separate date for live fire shooting will also be scheduled at this meeting. Marilyn Jones and Patricia Butts are chapter co-leaders. Women who are considering becoming a member are welcome to attend. The membership fee is $50 per year and can be paid at any meeting. "Any woman who is 18 years old and older from any county or state is welcome to join our chapter," said Jones. "Membership is not limited to women who live in Tioga County, Pa. Those who join can be a beginner or novice with absolutely no experience in handling a gun to those who are skilled and experienced shooters." Women who don't own a firearm and want more information before making a purchase or joining the chapter are welcome to contact Jones at 570-549-2794 or


Tyoga Running Club to Host Free Runs Dec. 20 & 27

The Tyoga Running Club is hosting free one-hour runs for members and the public on Thursdays, Dec. 20 and 27, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. The runs will start promptly at 6pm and be held no matter what the weather. To participate, meet in the parking lot at the Wellsboro Community Center at 3 Queen Street in the borough. There will be pace groups for runners of all ages and most ability levels. For more information, email or visit

Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group to Meet on Dec. 20 in Wellsboro

The Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group is meeting at 6:30pm on Thursday, Dec. 20 at the Native Bagel at 1 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. The meetings are free and open to anyone who lives in Tioga County and wants to learn more about Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses. Guest speaker Hugh “Pete” Sides, 81, of Williamsport will talk about his experiences with Lyme disease and two co-infections. He was originally slated to be the featured speaker at the group's Nov. 15 meeting, which was cancelled due to a snowstorm. Pete is the former owner of the Robert M. Sides Family Music Center in Williamsport. It is now owned by his son and daughter. He helps out at the store, golfs, attends different sporting events in the area, including car races at Watkins Glen, N.Y. and spends time with his children and grandchildren. His Lyme story began in April of 2015 when he found a tick embedded under his left arm. He was put on an antibiotic for two days, the standard treatment for Lyme recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. During the summer of 2015, Pete had balancing issues and tingling in his feet. On Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, he took his dog out for a walk. Within 15 minutes, his left foot went numb. By the time he reached his driveway, he was on his hands and knees crawling toward his house. At Geisinger, the doctor ordered a Lyme test. It was positive. Pete was in a wheelchair for four days and then began using a walker to get up and move around as the antibiotics kicked in. He was sent home to recuperate. It's been three years since his Lyme diagnosis. Pete was in treatment until seven months ago when he was taken off medication. Even though his doctor recommended he go on a Lyme diet shortly after he was diagnosed, Pete resisted. For the past seven weeks, he has stopped eating sugars and carbohydrates and now feels much better. To address the numbness in his feet that still affects the way he walks, Pete recently started seeing a chiropractor. "I am twisting from side to side and bending more. The treatment of my spine, legs and arms is helping and I am getting progressively better.” At the support group meeting, Pete will give a brief synopsis about what happened to him; the problems associated with Lyme that impacted his physical and mental health, the importance of diet and treatment and understanding the politics of Lyme, “People need to be proactive in avoiding Lyme, which includes treating pets so they don't get ticks from deer, chipmunks, squirrels or mice.” Pete and his wife, Carol will answer questions about their experiences with Lyme, he as the patient and she as the caregiver. Luke Dunham and Thomas Putnam, both from the Wellsboro area, are regional co-leaders with the PA Lyme Resource Network and co-leaders of the support group. Both are being treated for Lyme disease and co-infections. For information, contact Dunham and Putnam by email at or by calling Putnam at 570-439-2000.

Burns and Kristy Band Concert is Friday, Dec. 21

On Friday, Dec. 21 at 7:30pm, singer-songwriters Terry Burns and Ron Kristy of Ithaca, New York are bringing their show to the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. They will perform a mix of original songs as well as some holiday favorites and some fun cover tunes. This husband and wife's one-of-a-kind live show features fine songwriting, deeply rich harmonies and great musicianship. Joining them on stage are the multi-talented Rich DePaolo on guitar and Doug Robinson on bass. Both are also vocalists. "The show goes from deeply touching to hilarious in a split second,” Ron said. “Everyone in the band is really funny so we and the audience get to laugh together.” Terry began her singing and songwriting career in the Southern Tier in the mid-1980s, working with her sisters as The Burns Sisters band. In her early 20s, she and her sisters recorded two CDs on Columbia Records. When she was 28, she struck out on her own and headed to Nashville where she worked as a staff writer for major publishing companies, EMI and Universal. Described as "fresh, contemporary, moving, melodic and fun," Terry's music has been featured on TV shows, including "Nashville," "The Fosters," "Alecia" and "Who Wants to Marry My Dad?" Her songs have been recorded by many artists, among them David Kersh, Lari White, River Road, Alecia Elliott, Ruby Lovett, Pam Rose, Dawn Sears, Jason Sellers and The Burns Sisters. She also recorded an independent CD of some of her favorites from the tunes she wrote. In Nashville, she met award-winning TV/film composer Ron Kristy. His music can be heard everyday around the globe on shows such as "20/20","Good Morning America" and "Miracle Stories." They married in 2004 and have been making beautiful music together as Burns and Kristy. They released two CDs, "Caravan" in 2013 and "Always Home" in 2016. "'Caravan' is one of the most entrancingly beautiful and timeless sets of songs to grace a debut album in many years," wrote Simon Beards in Maverick Magazine, UK 5 Star review. "Burns and Kristy are what we call a 'triple threat' here in Nashville. Great songwriting, gorgeous vocals and perfectly tasteful and highly skilled guitar playing all rolled into one beautiful act," said The Rev. Dyann Woody. "And, they are as sweet and professional as they are talented. The Music City Center for Spiritual Living loved them and we can't wait to have them back." Search for Burns and Kristy "Caravan" on YouTube to listen to one of their songs. For this BYOB concert, audience members are invited to bring their own favorite snacks and beverages and sit at tables with family and friends to relax and enjoy the music. Admission is $15. To purchase tickets, reserve a table at no extra charge or for more information, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or visit

Mountain Life Cycling Studio Open House is Saturday, Dec. 29

The Mountain Life Cycling Studio is hosting an open house on Saturday, Dec. 29 from noon to 3pm in the Deane Center Lobby at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Those who attend can observe live spinning classes and take advantage of special package pricing for new students and free spin class giveaways for new and existing students. See the attached flyer for contact information.

Family Ties to Perform in Wellsboro on Saturday, Dec. 29

At 7:30pm on Saturday, Dec. 29, Family Ties, a five-member indie rock group based in Williamsport, will perform on stage in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Brothers Michael III and Gino Caschera started as a duo in 2010. Their father, also a Family Ties band member, is Mike Caschera, Jr., a professional musician. From the late 1960s to the 1980s, he traveled across the country performing as a member of Spiral Starecase, national recording artists based in Las Vegas. Their big hit “More Today Than Yesterday” was released in 1969. Family Ties’ current configuration has been in place a little more than five years. Michael III, a singer-songwriter who composes original music for the band, is lead vocalist and guitarist. Gino is on drums. Dad Mike is on saxophone and keyboards and Nick Laylon on bass. Mike Steppe plays guitar and harmonica. Steppe and Mike Jr. are backing vocalists. "When my sons were young and first showed an interest in music, they got what they wanted, a guitar for Michael and drums for Gino," said Mike Jr. "When they were older, they began playing as a duo. Then one day they came to me and said they wanted to add me to the band to play keyboards and saxophone and sing. We performed as a trio for awhile," he noted. "Michael then told Gino and me that he felt it was time to start producing our own music," said Mike Jr. "That's when we added Nick and his bass to the band. Nick and my sons have been friends since high school." A year and a half later, Mike Steppe, his guitar, harmonica and vocals were added to the mix. “My sons knew Mike because they attended South Williamsport High where he is a faculty member." Steppe teaches Technology Education, including photography, video production, animation and television production. Steppe is also the advisor of the high school’s Songwriters and Musicians Club. “Michael and Gino both continued working on music in high school,” said Mike Jr. “Michael wrote a song and then attended the Songwriters and Musicians Club where Steppe helped him." Michael and Steppe produced and recorded the song as part of the senior class video. On May 25 of this year, Family Ties released their debut CD "Holding Onto The Earth” to a sold-out crowd at the Genetti Hotel Ballroom in Williamsport. Their CD can be found on Amazon, Facebook, iTunes, YouTube…"We're everywhere," Mike Jr. said, "and performing on a regular basis.” The band will bring copies of "Holding Onto The Earth” to their Deane Center concert on Dec. 29. “My sons have been surrounded by strong musical influences. Since they were babies, they were exposed to the national musical group I worked with. And Mike Steppe helped them with their music in high school. To be performing with my sons now is incredible. I am very proud of both of them,” Mike Jr. said. For this BYOB concert, audience members are invited to bring their own favorite snacks and beverages and sit at tables with family and friends to relax and enjoy the music. Admission is $20. To purchase tickets, reserve a table at no extra charge or for more information, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or visit

Winter Outings Series to Start on Jan. 1

The 2019 Winter Outings Series will start on New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1 with two different options. Meet at Hills Creek State Park’s beach parking area to participate in either one. The park address is 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, Pa 16901. Dress for the weather, wear proper footwear and bring water and snacks. Option #1 is an easy First Day Hike to explore nature in winter. This will be a slow-paced, family oriented hike of less than 1.5 miles on Tauscher’s Trail. If conditions allow, a limited supply of snowshoes and traction devices will be available for those interested in giving them a try or can bring their own. At 1pm, hikers will cheer on 5K participants before leaving on their own adventure. Option #2 is the First Day 5K. Runners should arrive at 12:30pm to register at the beach area and pick up course information and details before the 1pm start. The 5K is a free, no frills event. There are no aid stations and no awards. Participants write down their own times. The goal is for those in the 5K to challenge themselves and their friends by running around Hills Creek Lake on a mix of trails and roads as fast as they can. Sledding Hill is nearby so families are also welcome to bring their own sleds, tubes or toboggans and give the hill a try, weather conditions permitting or explore other park trails or the roads throughout the park. For more information, call the park office at 570-724-4246 between 8:30am and 4pm weekdays or visit or call 570-724-0300.

Mountain Life Stationary Bike Spinning Program for Youth 13-17 to Begin Jan. 7

The Mountain Life Cycling Studio is offering a Student Spinning Program for youth, ages 13 to 17 who are at least four feet, 11 inches tall. They will spin on stationary bikes from 3:45 to 4:30pm on four consecutive Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Monday, Jan. 7 and ending on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. The cost for the eight classes is $60. Mountain Life is on the third floor of the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. For more details about the Student Spinning Program see the attached flyer. To register, call Sue Webster at 1-267-446-4452 or email


Reserve Seats Now for Eighth Annual Robert Burns Dinner on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019

Come and celebrate the life of Scotland's national poet at the Eighth Annual Robert Burns Dinner on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 3pm to 6pm at Timeless Destination, 77 Main Street in Wellsboro. There will be single malt Scotch for the opening toast, a cash bar and live Scottish music. The menu includes an appetizer, salad, haggis imported from Kearny, New Jersey, tatties and neeps, Tipsy Laird for dessert, coffee and tea. Seating is limited to 40 guests. The cost is $40 per person. Advance reservations are required. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information and to make reservations, contact Jim Tutak at 570-723-5049 or at Profits, if any, will be donated to the Wellsboro Area Food Pantry.

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