Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce

Member to Member Announcements

February 20 , 2020


Canyon Sled Dog Challenge Cancelled; Meet Musher & Dogs This Saturday for Special Event at Darling Run on Rail Trail

“Since we can’t guarantee a quality event that is safe for mushers and their dogs, we are going to Plan B,” said organizer Mary Beth Logue in announcing the decision to cancel this Saturday’s Canyon Sled Dog Challenge. Plan B is a special free event for the public at 9am this Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Darling Run Access to the Pine Creek Rail Trail. To get there, take U.S. Route 6 from Wellsboro or Galeton to Shippen Township, turn onto Route 362, drive about 1.5 miles, turn right, enter the access area slowly and park. Logue, a mid-distance sled dog racer who lives in Trout Run, Pa., will have seven of her Alaskan huskies with her at Darling Run as well as racing equipment and supplies. "I am also inviting other mushers to bring their dogs,” she said. “We may run on the trail if conditions are safe.” At the Darling Run Access parking lot, Logue will give short presentations about mushing. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet her and her dogs and also to dress like a musher and stand behind a sled so a friend or relative can take their photo. Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries’ volunteers will be at the Darling Run Access parking lot with hot chocolate, coffee and Highland Surprise cookies available for a nominal fee/donation. All proceeds will benefit the animals in their care. "My sled dogs are friendly so people can walk up to them," Logue said. "I am bringing Hornet, Inish, Limerick, Ruby, Cyclone, Typhoon and Triumph." At 11am, this Saturday, Logue will also have her huskies, sled and equipment on display at the Burnin’ Barrel at the Ansonia Valley Inn in Shippen Township (GPS Address: 5440 Route 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901). This will give people a second opportunity to meet this musher and her dogs as well as dress like a musher and stand behind Logue's sled to have their photos taken for free. The Burnin' Barrel will open at 11am for lunch with three varieties of Straub beer on tap. Straub Brewery of St. Marys, Pa. is the sponsor of the challenge. A Straub representative will be on hand with a limited supply of T-shirts and pint glasses. For more information about this Saturday's events, call the chamber at 570-724-1926 or email before 4pm this Friday Feb. 21 or visit the club's FaceBook page:

Job Fair Registration Extended to Feb. 24 for Employers

The deadline for employers to register and pay the fee to recruit for employees at the Tioga County CareerLink Job Fair has been extended to Monday, Feb. 24. This “Hiring Only” event will be from 10am to 2pm on Tuesday, March 10 at the Wellsboro Fireman’s Annex on East Avenue in Wellsboro. Only employers with available job positions can register to promote those jobs at the fair. Make checks payable to: Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission (NTRPDC) and mail the check with the completed registration form to: Pennsylvania CareerLink, Attention: Job Fair, 56 Plaza Lane, Wellsboro, PA 16901. The $50 fee includes a table and two lunches for those manning an employer table. Electricity is an additional $10. Extra lunches are available for $10 each. For a registration form or more information, contact Ashley Frost, job developer at 570-724-1939, ext. 237, or Diana Edler, site administrator at 570-724-1939,

CareerLink’s March Calendar is Now on Chamber Website

Now on the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce website ( is the Tioga County CareerLink March calendar. To see the March calendar, go to the chamber website, choose the calendar drop-down and then member announcements. Included in the March calendar is information about free workshops helpful to job seekers who need assistance with resumes, interviewing tips, career exploration techniques, computer basics and more. Also included are the dates and locations in Tioga County where a CareerLink staff member will be available to provide job seekers who cannot get to the Wellsboro office with one-on-one assistance. To schedule an appointment at any of those sites call 570-724-1939. For more information, stop in at the PA CareerLink Tioga County office at 56 Plaza Lane in Wellsboro.

Free Flies and Lies Social is This Saturday, Feb. 22        

This Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9am to noon at the Wellsboro Community Center, 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro, Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 members are offering free fly tying lessons to adults and children who have never tied a fly or are experienced fly tyers. Equipment, materials, coffee and donuts will be provided free at Saturday's Flies and Lies Social. "Flies and Lies is open to anyone, men, women and children, fishermen and non-fishermen,” said organizer Art Antal. Walk-ins are welcome. Preregistration is not necessary. A parent or guardian must accompany children 14 and under. The club's highly skilled fly tiers will also demonstrate tying “dries” to “wets,” from egg patterns for “Steelies” to bass flies to terrestrials or delicate size 22 tricos. More experienced fly tiers can learn new, intricate patterns. For additional information, call Antal at 570-439-4221 or email him at


This Saturday, Feb. 22 is a Free Hike at Lyman Run

At 9am this Saturday, Feb. 22 leave from the pavilion at Lyman Run State Park (GPS address: 454 Lyman Run Road, Galeton, PA 16922) to go on an easy, 1.8-mile out-and-back hike with outdoorsmen Chip Harrison and John Halter. It's free. With enough snow, it will be a snowshoe hike. Those who own snowshoes should bring them; a limited number will be provided free. Hikers or snowshoers will travel on a level, old grade road to a birch still and a flagstone quarry. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring snacks and water. Parking is in the pavilion parking lot. This hike may be cancelled based on trail conditions. Call 570-439-1826 or 1-814-435-5010 or visit for more information. 


HighTime Irish Trio to Perform This Saturday, Feb. 22

HighTime, a trio from the heart of Connemara, Ireland, will perform at 7:30pm this Saturday, Feb. 22 in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Ciarán Bolger, Séamus Ó Flatharta and Michael Coult will play and sing traditional Irish music with an intriguing blend of modern folk influences and bold new arrangements for a tasty platter of story, song and dance. Their energy-fueled performance will be sure to get hands clapping and toes tapping. The audience will be delighted by their rich, unique sound; intricate three-part vocal harmonies; the melding of their instruments - flute, Celtic harp, guitar, whistles and bódhran drum; and displays of rhythmic Irish step dancing. This trio performs with "a breathtaking energy and a passion that is effortless, drivingly soulful and fun". HighTime’s debut album "Sunda" was released on March 10, 2018. This concert is BYOB with audience members encouraged to bring their favorite beverages and snacks. Admission is $20. For tickets and to reserve a table free, call 570-724-6220 or visit 

Free Mountain & Snow Bike Rides are on Sundays

This Sunday, Feb. 23 and continuing on Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, Oswald Cycle Works is hosting Mountain and Snow Bike Rides. Rides start at 9am and other times at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Northern Appalachian Research Branch at 176 Straight Run Road, eight miles west of Wellsboro off Route 6 as well as at other locations. Each ride lasts two to three hours. The routes are always different to keep the rides interesting. Equipment and clothing requirements vary depending on changing weather conditions. For information on where and when rides will start, contact Tom Oswald at tom@oswaldcycleworks.com or 570-662-3097.

Acting Up is on Tuesday, Feb. 25

Acting Up! Hamilton-Gibson’s free, stimulating, energizing, always thought-provoking, informal readers theatre program for adults 55 and older will be from 2pm to 3pm on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Hamilton-Gibson's office at 29 Water Street in Wellsboro. The relaxed, informal atmosphere provides a low-key, low-pressure opportunity for participants to experiment with reading stories, plays, poems, essays and vintage radio scripts "with expression." It’s free. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information, call Barbara and Larry Biddison at 570-724-4586.

Nessmuk Indoor Shoots are Feb. 25 & 27

The Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is 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. Handgun shoots will be at 6pm on Tuesday, Feb. 25. 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 Thursday, Feb. 27. 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.

Thursday Night Run is Feb. 27

The Tyoga Running Club is hosting free Thursday Night Runs for the public at 6pm on Feb. 27 and continuing on Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26. Meet at the Packer Park parking lot behind the Wellsboro Senior Center at 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro to go on a one-hour run no matter what the weather conditions. Wearing a headlamp is recommended. There are different pace groups with varying distances for runners of all ages and ability levels. For information, email or visit

Select Songs Now to Prepare for March 1 & 3 HG Auditions

To audition for Hamilton-Gibson’s production of “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra”, singers are asked to prepare two of the songs from a list that is now available on the Hamilton-Gibson website ( and Facebook page. Needed are men and women who are strong solo vocalists to sing more than 50 songs recorded by “Old Blue Eyes”. Auditions will be at 6:30pm on Sunday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 3 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. The play is set in a 1950s nightclub and performed by singers who each bring out a facet of Sinatra with their vocal style. “This is not about impersonating Frank Sinatra,” said HG Artistic Director Thomas Putnam. “Rather, it is a classy tribute to his style, his era and some of the 20th century’s most beautiful songs.” Performances will be at 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, May 15 and 16 and May 22 and 23 and at 2:30pm on Sunday, May 17. For more information, call 570-724-2079 or email

February Activities at Pop’s Culture Shoppe

For details about recurring events, view Pop’s calendar at by choosing the calendar drop-down and then member announcements. Information about special events is listed below.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 3:30-5pm – Free Pokémon Club


MtG: Modern Constructed Format Tournament is Feb. 27

At 6pm Thursday, Feb. 27, play Magic the Gathering Modern. Ten proxies are permitted. The entry fee is $5 or free with any $10 purchase.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 6-9pm – Free RPG (Role Playing Game) Night. For updates:


Friday, Feb. 28, 6pm Until Late – Free Open Game Nights for All Ages & Abilities!


Saturday, Feb. 29, 12-4pm – Free Mahjongg Club

Monday, Feb. 24, 3:30pm – Free Chess Club

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 10am-1pm – Free Mahjongg in the Morning


Wednesday, Feb. 26, 3:30-6:pm – Free Yu-Gi-Oh! Club

Wednesday & Thursday, Feb. 26&27, 3:30–6:00pm — Free MtG: Winter Commander League is Now-March 25 with new themes and challenges. Prizes!


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

12 Winter Outings are Offered Now Through March

The Winter Outings Series is offering 12 outdoor, indoor and indoor/outdoor activities now through March in Tioga and Potter counties. For more information about the events, most of which are free, or for updates on trail conditions, directions and more, visit any time or call 570-724-0300 between 8am and 4pm weekdays. Snow and ice updates are also posted on Facebook at Step Outdoors Tioga County PA.


Explore the Canyon One of Two Ways Feb. 29

From 9am to 11:30am on Saturday, Feb. 29, two great options are offered to explore the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Participants can choose to hike one of the most beautiful sections of the Pine Creek Rail Trail in boots starting at the Darling Run Trailhead. Others can climb more than 1100 feet up Mt. Tom to see the most scenic vistas in this area offering views of Ansonia and the Upper Pine Creek Valley. Due to snow and/or ice, traction aiding devices such as snowshoes or simple boot cleats may be required for either adventure. Experience and conditioning are necessary to hike the mountain or to snowshoe. Dress in layers. Bring a snack and water. Those who have snowshoes and traction devices are encouraged to bring them. Limited snowshoes and traction devices will be available if conditions warrant. For both the climb and trail hike, park at the Darling Run Access parking lot off Route 362. To get there from Wellsboro, take U.S. Route 6, turn left onto Route 362, drive 1.5 miles and turn right into the Darling Run Access area and park. Mt. Tom is directly across Route 362 from the turn into the parking area. For more information, call Tom Oliver at 570-724-2868 or Tim Morey at 570-724-8561 or visit


Free Planetarium Open House & Show are Feb. 29

On Saturday, Feb. 29 an Open House in the George B. Strait Planetarium under the gold dome in the Grant Science Center on the Mansfield University campus will begin at 7pm and end by 8:30pm. It is free and open to all ages, children and adults. Attendees are asked to arrive by 6:45pm. At 7pm, Dr. Elaine Farkas, MU physics professor, will take the audience on a 45-minute exploration of the winter night sky, including Orion's belt and distant galaxies. Following the show, Tim Morey, Hills Creek State Park Complex natural resource specialist, will provide information about astronomy resources in this area. The Grant Science Center is located immediately behind North Hall in the middle of the Mansfield University campus in an area of one-way streets. Just look for the planetarium's gold dome. Parking is available in nearby employee lots, requiring a short walk to Grant Science Center. Parking in faculty and staff lots on campus is allowed after 4pm. An interactive map of the campus and available parking can be found at Preregistration is not required. The planetarium seats 100; seating is on a first come, first served basis. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the 7pm start of the show. For more information, call Dr. Farkas at 570-662-4754, email her at or visit

Celebrate HG’s 30th Anniversary with “A Romp Through The Complete History of Hamilton-Gibson, More or Less”

Hamilton-Gibson is celebrating its 30th season with an original comedy written by Ryan Dalton of Blossburg and performed by a cast of HG veteran actors at 7:30pm on Saturday, Feb. 29 and Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7 and at 2:30pm. Sunday, March 1 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. HG regulars and those who are experiencing this community theatre arts group for the first time will find Dalton's play laugh-out-loud funny and entertaining. This retrospective is titled " A Romp Through the Complete History of Hamilton-Gibson, More or Less." "The show is about an hour and a half. There is a reason we call it a 'romp,'" said Clare Ritter. "I don’t want to give it away. I want people to be surprised." Ritter and Linda Young are directing, producing and set building. Annie Bishop is running lights and sound. Cast members are Samantha Coolidge, Coleen Evert, Rob Kathcart, Noyes Lawton, Jim Reifer and Ryan Dalton. They have been in rehearsals since the beginning of January. "In his play, Ryan did an amazing job of highlighting, mentioning, implying, referencing and intimating just about everything HG has done in 30 seasons," Ritter said. "Included are comedic, dramatic and musical moments, monologues, dialogues, games, suspense and audience participation. His original play will be fun for veteran audience members as they recognize so many of the shows we have done over 30 seasons. Those new to HG will be caught up in its creativity and humor. It is an opportunity for all of us to acknowledge how amazing Hamilton-Gibson is." Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for youth, 18 and under. For tickets, visit, call 570-724-2079 or email


Duo to Perform Baroque and Celtic Music on Feb. 29

At 7:30pm Saturday, Feb. 29, the Wellsboro Community Concert Association is presenting the award-winning duo Robin Bullock and Sue Richards playing Baroque and Celtic music in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. This is the fourth concert of the association's 2019-2020 season. Friends and colleagues for decades, Richards and Bullock have collaborated on many projects over the years and only recently joined as a chamber-Celtic duo. These two American masters blend the ancient and magical tones of the Celtic harp with the powerful resonance of the steel-string guitar, cittern and mandolin, drawing on Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Breton traditions to create something truly unique—beautiful and timeless, yet fresh and current. The magic of their combined artistic excellence and mastery of Celtic traditions is captured in their debut CD, Highland Ramble: Celtic Music from the Carolina Mountains released on Dec. 1, 2018. This CD joins their many critically acclaimed solo albums and proves that their individual talents together create a world-class combination, carrying Celtic tradition into new and transformative realms. Richards has won the American National Scottish Harp Championship four times, has served as president and distinguished judge for the Scottish Harp Society of America, founded the Washington, DC Folk Harp Society, is a founding member of the Grammy-nominated Ensemble Galilel and can be heard on dozens of award-winning recordings. Bullock was hailed as a "Celtic guitar god" by Baltimore City Paper, "one of the best folk instrumentalists in the business" by Sing Out Magazine and named one of the 100 greatest acoustic guitarists. His honors include the Association for Independent Music's prestigious INDIE Award with the world-folk trio Helicon, of which he was a founding member; Player's Choice and Album of the Year awards from Acoustic Guitar Magazine; and the Swannanoa Gathering's Master Music Maker Award. Bullock has played hundreds of concerts as touring sideman with Grammy Award-winning folk legend Tom Paxton and was the sole support musician on four of Paxton's "Together at Last" tours with fellow Grammy winner Janis Ian. Admission at the door on a first come, first served basis is $20 for adults, $5 for students ages 13 to 18, and free for children 12 and under. For tickets, stop in at the Deane Center, visit or call 570-724-6220.

Cadillac Cats to Perform at Victoria Theatre Feb. 29

The Cadillac Cats returns to perform at the Victoria Theatre at 222 Main Street in Blossburg at 7pm on Saturday, Feb. 29. This five-piece band is keeping the blues alive and well. Based in Williamsport, the group delivers high-energy, foot-stomping music at every show, playing classic hits to great originals. Admission is $10. Tickets are available online at, from a band member, at the box office or at the door the night of the show. There will be free snacks. Other concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, call 570-638-3112.

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