Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce

Member to Member Announcements

August 1 , 2019


STPR® Needs Volunteers for Sept. 13 & 14

The 43rd running of the Waste Management Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally® will be Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 12-14. The date is a big change as STPR® had been in June.

Another big change is there will be two full days of rallying on Pennsylvania state forest roads and Waste Management property.

Event sponsor Waste Management is serving as rally headquarters for the first time. The facility is located in Antrim in Duncan Township, about 14 minutes from Wellsboro.

This year, Waste Management built a brand-new spectator area on its property, which will allow fans to view the rally from four different vantage points. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate in Duncan Township. Admission is $7 on Friday, $5 on Saturday and $10 for both days. Spectator area parking is free. All forest spectator areas are free.

Food vendors will be located on Waste Management property near the new spectator area as will the only service area for STPR® rally cars and crews, also open to spectators.

The first Parc Expose will be on The Green in downtown Wellsboro from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday evening, Sept. 12 rather than Friday morning. This will give fans the opportunity to see the rally cars up close, chat with the drivers and co-drivers, get their autographs and take selfies. For the 8pm ceremonial start on Sept. 12, the rally cars will line up along Main Street in front of the Tioga County Court House and be flagged off one by one.

Day 1 of STPR® will officially begin Friday morning in the forest where fans will see the cars come through the sharp 90-degree left-hander on the Lebo stage at the Twelve Mile spectator area in the morning and again in the afternoon. Another forest viewing location is the Cushman spectator area on the Randall stage, which gives fans an opportunity to see the cars slide through this fast switchback in the morning and again in the afternoon.

At Waste Management in Antrim, spectators can see the “mini” competitive stage on Friday afternoon at 1:43pm. and two longer stages, one at 6:32pm and the other at 8:52pm as well as the crowd-pleasing jump.

Saturday morning, Day 2, will begin early with the second Parc Expose on The Green in downtown Wellsboro from 8:30am to 10:30am. The rally car start at Main Street will begin at 10:30am. The cars will transit from Main Street to the popular Asaph Spectator Area at the Asaph Picnic Area. There, spectators can watch the rally cars as they come down the hill at a fast pace, make a sharp right-hand turn over a bridge followed immediately by another right turn. The Wilson Point spectator area on the Thompson stage is another favorite. Coming through around noon, the cars will have to maneuver around a hay-bale chicane at a tight corner. Fans can also spectate at Cushman on Saturday afternoon.

The final stage and the end of the rally on Saturday will be at the Waste Management facility, including the traditional podium champagne spray.

These increases in rally activity for spectators means more volunteers are required than ever before, especially on Friday.

To volunteer for either Friday or Saturday, Sept. 13 or 14 or both, go the STPR website, and then to the following direct links:

Volunteer Job Descriptions:

Volunteer Registration:

An event schedule, entry list and other rally information is available on the event website at


Endless Mountain Music Festival to End This Sunday

The 2019 season of the Endless Mountain Music Festival ends with the last four concerts being held tonight, Thursday, Aug. 1; this Friday, Aug. 2; this Saturday, Aug. 3; and this Sunday, Aug. 4.

Thursday, Aug. 1, 7:30pm

Coolidge Theatre, Deane Center, 104 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA

Chamber Concert — The festival's last chamber concert will feature 2019 Grammy Award-winner Doris Hall-Gulati on clarinet performing in Brahms' “Quintet in B Minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115" and Ken Bell on French horn in Mozart's "Quintet in E-flat Major for Horn and Strings, K.407." Members of the string quintet include: Hua Jin and Karen Banos on violin, Jennifer Alger and Yaniv Cohen on viola and Zinya Zhou on cello. 


Friday, August 2, 7:30pm

Steadman Theatre, Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA

Festival Symphony Orchestra — The orchestra will present Ippolitov-Ivanov’s "Procession of the Sardar" from the "Caucasian Sketches Suite No. 1, Op. 10,” Borodin's “Symphony No. 2 in B Minor” and Brahms' “Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77” with Siwoo Kim on violin. 

Saturday, August 3, 7:30pm

Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium, 1 Museum Way, Corning, NY

Festival Symphony Orchestra — The orchestra will perform Franz Liszt's “Festklänge, Symphonic Poem No. 7” and Frédéric Chopin's “Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op 21” featuring Yevgeny Yontov at the piano. The concert will end with Borodin's “Symphony No. 2 in B Minor.”

Sunday, August 4, 2pm

Wellsboro Johnston Airport, 112 Runway Road, Wellsboro, PA

FREE Festival Symphony Orchestra —Added this year is this free, thank you, daytime celebration Sunday afternoon “Pops” concert featuring the 62-member orchestra conducted by Maestro Stephen Gunzenhauser, festival founder. Everyone is welcome to attend. The concert will open at 2pm with the orchestra playing John Philip Sousa's "Semper Fidelis" followed by Jimmy Webb's "MacArthur Park," a medley from "Les Misérables," music from films "Somewhere in Time" and "Rocky," a medley from Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Evita," Marvin Hamlisch's "A Chorus Line," George M. Cohan's "You're A Grand Old Flag," Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" and end with Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever." The concert will be in the airport's corporate hangar and be held rain or shine. Bring chairs.

To purchase tickets for the concerts on Aug. 1, 2 and 3 or for more information, call the Endless Mountain Music Festival at 570-787-7800 or visit Tickets will also be sold at the door. 

August Activities at Pop’s Culture Shoppe

Commander League is Aug. 1, 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22 and 28 & 29

Free Magic The Gathering Summer Commander League action is from 3:30 to 6pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 1 to 29 with new goals each week. Play and earn points each time (limit two matches per week) with prizes to be awarded at the end of the 12-week league on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Pokémon Club is Thursdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm play Pokémon with others. It’s free! Learn the basics, collect cards, improve and play in tournaments.

Modern Constructed Tournaments are Thursdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

On Thursdays at 6pm play in Magic The Gathering Modern Constructed format tournaments. Ten proxies are permitted. The entry fee is $5 or free with any $10 purchase.

RPG Nights are Thursdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

From 6pm to 9pm on Thursdays, join Jacob on Aug. 1 and 15 or Miles on Aug. 8 and 22 for an open Pathfinder Adventures scenario, or join Mitch on Aug. 8 for an open Dungeons & Dragons scenario. There will also be a bonus surprise event on Aug. 29, the fifth Thursday of the month. Characters will be provided for those who don’t have one. Bring dice. Each session is limited to six players; each player can reserve a maximum of two sessions in August. Reserve spots today and for updates check

Free Open Game Nights are on Fridays, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Fridays from 6pm until late, all ages and abilities can play a variety of board games free and join in a “Game Night Challenge.” The winner will receive a $5 store credit at 9pm, if present. Also held during Game Nights are various tournaments, such as Magic the Gathering and HeroClix. Some of them are free and others have an entry fee. Visit for a complete schedule.

Mahjongg Club is Saturdays, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

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

ChAoS Re-Prerelease Event is Saturday Aug. 17

From 1pm to 6pm Saturday, Aug. 17 will be a Magic The Gathering ChAoS Re-Prerelease event. 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.

Chess Club is on Mondays, Aug. 5, 12, 19 & 26

Mondays at 3:30pm, all skill levels are invited to play or learn chess for free in a casual environment.


Mahjongg in the Morning is on Tuesdays Aug. 6, 13, 20 & 27

From 10am to noon on Tuesdays, new players and people who want to learn are welcome to join this free, fun group.


Yu-Gi-Oh! Club is on Wednesdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28

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

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

Woodsmen Show is This Friday Thru Sunday, Aug. 2, 3 & 4

The 68th Annual Woodsmen Show, sponsored by the Galeton Rotary Club, is this Friday, Aug. 2, this Saturday, Aug. 3 and this Sunday, Aug. 4 at Cherry Springs State Park, 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport in Potter County, 12 miles south of Galeton on West Branch Road. The grounds will be open from 9am to 5pm daily with food, wood-related products, T-shirts and other items to purchase. By noon on Friday, amateurs ages 13 and up who registered that morning can begin to practice for the 2pm competition in traditional lumberjack games (log rolling, two-person crosscut, ax throw, etc.). Saturday, Aug. 3 from noon to 3pm top professionals will compete in eight events for the overall lumberjack title. Teams of multiple horses will compete in the horse-pulling contest from noon to 3pm on Sunday, Aug. 4. Chainsaw artists will each complete a sculpture during the three-day Masterpiece Competition with the three top winners to be named on Sunday. There will be treasure hunts for children 12 and under with prizes all three days and musical entertainment on Saturday and Sunday. Three firearms, two chainsaws and a leaf blower are being raffled off during the event. Admission to the Woodsmen Show for adults (13 and older) is $10 on Friday and Sunday and $14 on Saturday and for children (ages 8 to 12), $7 each day. Weekend passes for all three days are available for $24 for adults and $16 for children, 8 to 12. Youngsters 7 and under are admitted free.

Book Release Party for Bookstore Cats is This Friday, Aug. 2

For the past 13 years, Joe Hannon, a UPS driver out of the Williamsport hub, has been delivering boxes to From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 7 East Avenue and other businesses in Wellsboro. Huck, one of the bookstore's two cats adopted as kittens in 2014, loves Joe and boxes. When Joe finishes stacking them up, Huck sits or lays on top. As they are unpacked, the cat jumps in. When Kevin Coolidge, bookstore owner and author, decided to write "Huck & Finn, The Bookstore Cats," he included a scene with Joe and Huck. From 5pm to 7pm this Friday, Aug. 2 during the release party for the book, others who know Joe are asked to sign a copy of "Huck & Finn, Bookstore Cats” that Coolidge and his wife, Kasey plan to give him when Joe makes his next delivery to From My Shelf Books. The book will be available for purchase and Coolidge will autograph copies. Those who attend will meet brothers Huck and Finn. For more information, call From My Shelf Books at 570-724-5793. 

Wellsboro’s First Friday is This Friday, Aug. 2

First Friday will be from 5pm to 8pm this Friday, Aug. 2 in Wellsboro. The theme is Come One Come All. There will be free activities along Main Street with stores offering specials and giveaways. Think county fairs, carnivals, neighborhood festivals, clowns, games and family fun. The First Friday jam session will be at 6pm in the Deane Center lobby. All acoustic instruments are welcome to join in. At the two previous First Friday jam sessions, the music performed was broad mix of folk, country, old time, rag time, bluegrass and Celtic. Illusionist Dorian will be at Pop’s Culture Shoppe at 25 Main Street with some new tricks up his sleeve. Outside Pop’s will be a free game to play with more games inside. At 7pm, Pop’s will host a free Family Fun Fluxx Tournament suitable for ages 8 to adult; players can win special Fluxx promo cards. Zack will have balloon animal fun at Johnny’z Hot Rod Café at 17 Crafton Street. Tioga County Commissioner Roger Bunn will be giving away free hot dogs. October Rain Photography will have an interactive photo booth mirror with a buy one, get one free First Friday special. At Stained Glass Reflections at 87 Main Street, potter James States and fiber artist Kari Roslund will demonstrate their art, participants in the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest with have a chance to win prizes and there will be a performance by the Wellsboro High School Marching Band. At the Wellsboro Mini Mall at 5 East Avenue will be free games and prizes, entertainment by illusionist Denny Bliss, face painting and free popcorn for kids. Many more things are planned throughout downtown Wellsboro.

Hills Creek Programs are This Friday, Aug. 2 & Sunday, Aug. 4

Free one-hour programs are being offered this Friday, Aug. 2 and this Sunday, Aug. 4 in the Nature Center area in the campground between B and C Loop at Hills Creek State Park, 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901, seven miles northeast of Wellsboro in Charleston Township via Charleston Street and Hills Creek Lake Road. This Friday at 8:45pm is Talk to the Animals. Discover how animals “talk” by using sight, scent and sound. Many examples of species found in this area will be demonstrated. Preregistration is not required for Talk to the Animals. At 8:45pm this Sunday is Critter Call. This nighttime program offers a chance to see nocturnal animals in a unique way. Following a brief orientation, participants will travel to spots in and around the park to “call in” gray fox using night lights and an electronic game call. Deer, raccoons, owls and coyotes may also be encountered as participants hike discreetly into the woods and call from several locations. Be prepared to drive short distances, wear dark, scent-free clothes and remain quiet at all times. This one-hour program is not suitable for young children or anyone who has difficulty walking at night in a woodland setting. It is limited to 12 people, ages 10 and above. Preregistration is required for Critter Call. To preregister, call by the park office at 570-724-4246 between 8am and 4pm today, Thursday, Aug. 1 or this Friday, Aug. 2.

Mobsters and Music is This Saturday, Aug. 3 in Wellsboro

“Mobsters and Music," a mix of the spoken word and jazz, explores the intersection of music and the mafia. The show is at 7:30pm this Saturday, Aug. 3 in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. ”Our show is a chronological overview of the mob in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas and Havana, Cuba," said George Anastasia who wrote about organized crime as a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1974 to 2012 and is the author of six books about the mob, including “Blood and Honor" and "Gotti's Rules." Anastasia will recount tales of organized crime and the mob during different time periods in the 20th century, from the rise of speakeasies to casino gambling, from Al Capone to Bugsy Siegel and Lucky Luciano. After each tale, Denis DiBlasio, renowned jazz baritone saxophonist/flautist, and over-the-top guitarist Brian Betz will perform musical interludes of tunes popular at those times, such as Benny Goodman's "Stompin' at the Savoy,” Duke Ellington's "Take the A Train” and Frank Sinatra's version of "Fly Me to the Moon.” “Our show is somewhat historical but we keep it fun and light,” said Anastasia. "Afterward, we will answer questions from the audience." "Mobsters and Music" came about because of the professional and personal relationships between these three men. DiBlasio and Anastasia are cousins. Betz was a student of DiBlasio’s. Today, the three teach at the same university in Glassboro, New Jersey. Betz and DiBlasio perform and record together. Anastasia attends their concerts and they attend his talks on organized crime. The three are close friends. For years, they would go out for dinner two or three times a month, joke about organized crime having an impact on American music and discuss the possibility of putting a show together. Mobsters and Music became a reality in 2018. Admission is $15. This is a BYOB event so bring snacks and beverages and reserve a table free of charge. For tickets and a table, call 570-724-6220 or visit or purchase tickets at the door, if available.

Night Sky Tour is This Saturday, Aug. 3 at Cherry Springs

Anyone may observe the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park on his or her own without attending a stargazing program at the park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915, 12 miles from Route 6 in Galeton via West Branch Road. All visitors should arrive before dark. Search for the Clear Sky Chart online for 48-hour forecasts about viewing conditions. From 9pm to 10:30pm on Saturday, Aug. 3 is the Night Sky Tour in the park’s Night Sky Viewing Area. Experience the splendor of the night sky as park staff give a laser-guided tour of the constellations and recount the legends and myths about them. Afterwards, take an up close look at celestial objects through park telescopes. Preregistration is required to attend this free stargazing program. Visit If there is a problem registering online, email or call (814) 435-1037.

HG Radio Festival Performances are Aug. 8, 9, 10 & 11

Hamilton-Gibson's Tune In To Radio HG Festival performances will be at 7:30pm on Thursday, Aug. 8, Friday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Aug. 10 and at 2:30pm on Sunday, Aug. 11. The four shows will be in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro, which will be transformed into the WBFR (Wellsboro’s Broadcast Free Radio) studios. Actors of all ages will stand at microphones with scripts in hand and perform, accompanied by music and live sound effects. Each will run an hour and a half with an intermission and offer a different selection of classic, contemporary and/or new radio plays. On Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7:30pm will be "Flash Gordon: Kingdom of the Caves"; "Sam Spade: The Hot One Hundred Grand Caper Part 1"; "Duffy's Tavern: 10 Percent Off"; and "Easy Aces: Jane Finds A Mate for Mother." On Friday, Aug. 9, at 7:30pm will be "Flash Gordon: Zarkoff to the Rescue"; "Sam Spade: The Hot One Hundred Grand Caper Part 2"; "Vex Marks the Spot"; "Does This Look Infected" and "Gunsmoke: Cheap Labor." On Saturday, Aug. 10 at 7:30pm will be "Flash Gordon: Commander in Chief"; " "Easy Aces: Jane goes to a Psychiatrist"; "Comparing Notes at the End of the World"; and "The Hunch Bunch." On Sunday afternoon, Aug. 11, at 2:30pm will be "Little Orphan Annie Part 1;" "Flash Gordon: The Battle Begins"; "The Bickersons: The Honeymoon Is Over"; "Little Orphan Annie Part 2"; "Popeye The Sailor Man"; and "Little Orphan Annie Part 3." Among the radio plays are two new ones by local authors. "The Hunch Bunch," by Sarah Knight, is a loving send-up of the classic Saturday morning cartoon featuring a band of teenagers and a big, brown dog that solve mysteries. "Vex Marks The Spot," by Mitch Kreisler, is a modern spoof of the classic film noir detective story. There are also two contemporary radio play thrillers "Does This Look Infected" and "Comparing Notes At The End Of The World," both written by professional playwright Christopher Walsh. From the classic age of radio are episodes from Flash Gordon, Gunsmoke, Sam Spade, The Bickersons, Duffy's Tavern, Easy Aces, Little Orphan Annie and Popeye. Also to be performed are commercials written for Gehman Iron, which is sponsoring the four-day festival, and Pop's Culture Shoppe, sponsor of  "Little Orphan Annie." Families with younger children are encouraged to attend the Sunday program, which offers "Little Orphan Annie" and "Popeye The Sailor Man." Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 18. A festival pass for all four performances is $20. For reservations, contact Hamilton-Gibson at 570-724-2079 or email

Dark Sky Telescope Workshop is Friday & Saturday, Aug. 9 & 10

For the two-and-a-half-hour Dark Sky Telescope Workshop, dust off your telescope and bring it with you for a night under the stars to learn how to get the most out of it. Or, try out a park telescope and find out what to look for when purchasing a telescope or accessories. The workshop is being held from 7pm to 9:30pm on Friday, Aug. 9 and again on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Cherry Springs State Park, 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915, 12 miles from Route 6 in Galeton via West Branch Road. The main goal of this workshop is to provide each registrant with training on how to properly set up his or her telescope and how use it. During the workshop, participants will observe the moon and the planets Jupiter and Saturn. It is recommended that each registrant be at least 10 years of age up to adults. Preregistration is required and the $10 per person fee must be prepaid. Those who preregister will be contacted with details about the workshop and how to prepay and be asked to complete a short questionnaire about the type of telescope equipment he or she will be bringing and his/her experience in using it so the training can be tailored to meet each individual's needs. To guarantee more personalized attention, each instructor will work with no more than two people. To preregister for the Dark Sky Telescope Workshop, visit or call (814) 435-1037.

Victoria Theatre to Host Blues @ Bloss Friday, Aug. 9

The Victoria Theatre at 222 Main Street in Blossburg is presenting the 4th Annual Blues @ Bloss on Friday, Aug. 9 at 7:30pm. Featured is the five-member band, The Cadillac Cats who play high-energy blues, ripping guitar solos, blues harmonica and have powerful vocals and a solid groove. Admission is $15.

Hills Creek Programs are Friday Through Sunday, Aug. 9-11

Four, free one-hour programs are Friday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 11. Three of them will be in the Nature Center area in the campground between B and C Loop at Hills Creek State Park, 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901, seven miles northeast of Wellsboro in Charleston Township via Charleston Street and Hills Creek Lake Road. At 8:30pm Friday, Aug. 9 is Three Smart Dogs. Examine the world of three canines, the red fox, grey fox, and coyote. Learn about their unique features and survival strategies in the wild. Skins, mounts, photos and skulls will be used to demonstrate these features. At 8:30pm on Saturday, Aug. 10 is Bears of Pennsylvania. With the state's bear population estimated at more than 15,000 and June, July and August being the peak of bear breeding season, people and bear encounters are more likely to occur. Find out what to do and how to peacefully coexist with them. At 8:30pm Sunday, Aug. 11 Black Dogs and Rainbow Ducks, a timeless Ducks Unlimited conservation classic, will be shown. Learn the story of waterfowl conservation through the eyes of an old hunter, a young boy, and a Labrador Retriever. After the film, meet Stormy, a Labrador Retriever puppy in training, see a wood duck nesting box and duck calls. The fourth free program is a Beaver Hike at 6:30pm on Sunday, Aug. 11. Drive to C Loop in the park's campground, find the Mid-State Trail sign and park along Campsite Road. Meet at 6:30pm at the sign to go on the seven-tenths of a mile guided hike along the Mid-State Trail to see an active beaver lodge and a chance to see the beavers. Learn about this unique animal, its history, management and role in the park. A hide, skull and photographs will be used to illustrate their story. Preregistration is not required for any of these four programs. For more information, call the park office at 570-724-4246 weekdays between 8am and 4pm.

Moon & Meteor Watch is Aug. 9, 10 & 11 at Cherry Springs

Anyone may observe the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park on his or her own without attending a stargazing program at the park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915, 12 miles from Route 6 in Galeton via West Branch Road. All visitors should arrive before dark. Search for the Clear Sky Chart online for 48-hour forecasts about viewing conditions. From 9pm to 10:30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9, 10 and 11 is the free Moon & Meteor Watch in the park’s Night Sky Viewing Area. The Perseid Meteor Shower will be peaking. Viewing will be negatively impacted by the first quarter moon. The moon's brightness will wash out many of the meteors and stars but the brightest meteors should be visible. During the laser guided tour, park staff will discuss the meteor shower, the moon and constellations. Telescopes will be available for a closer look. Preregistration is required to attend this free stargazing program. Visit If there is a problem registering online, email or call (814) 435-1037. Preregistration is not required to attend Launch Into Space, a fun, family-friendly, free event from 7pm to 8pm on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, Aug. 9, 10 or 11. Join park staff at the Night Sky Viewing Area for astronomy-themed educational games that provide an introduction to astronomy and the Moon & Meteor Watch that follows. Those who get to the park early are always welcome to Picnic in the Park. Bring a picnic supper and make use of the park's picnic grove near the Night Sky Viewing Area. The grove has picnic tables and charcoal grills onsite. Preregistration is not required to picnic in the park. 

Sugar Mountain Neil Young Tribute Concert is Saturday, Aug. 10

The five-member band Sugar Mountain will thrill Neil Young fans by faithfully replicating the songs this singer-songwriter made famous as a solo artist and with Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills and Nash and Crazy Horse. The concert will be at 7:30pm on Saturday, Aug. 10 in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Sugar Mountain brings to life the Neil Young concert experience, covering all of Young's best known songs, hits and deep cuts that are sure to excite the most ardent of fans and the casual listener. The show, titled "Sugar Mountain - Celebrating The Genius Of Neil Young," features the authentic "Neil" sound by bringing together an ensemble of veteran musicians from the New Jersey music scene who perform the songs “the way you heard them the first time." Lead vocalist is the singularly named Briz who plays acoustic and electric guitars and the harmonica. On stage, he dresses in a flannel shirt under a sports jacket and wears a black Stetson hat, casting the familiar silhouette of musician Neil Young. Other members of the group are vocalists Tom Delaney on pedal steel and acoustic and electric guitars; Luke Liddy on keyboards; and Walter Super on bass guitar. John Torhan plays drums and percussion. "We replicate Neil's sound so closely you can imagine you are at one of his concerts," Briz said. "During the show, we do little bits and parodies where we share history or interesting facts about Neil's songs while videos and slides of Young during different times of his life are projected behind us," Briz said. Young's career spans 53 years from the seminal country rock sounds of Buffalo Springfield and super group Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to garage band Crazy Horse and countless genre-bending solo releases, spanning everything from folk, country, electronic and hard rock to rockabilly. Briz built his solo career on his remarkable vocal impersonations of Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and countless others but, by his own admission, his most convincing is his Neil Young impersonation. "My voice more closely resembles Neil's compared to anybody else I do," he said. in 2016, Briz was performing as Shakey, a character inspired by a book about Young. That's when Tom Delaney and Luke Liddy, both musicians with a band, heard him. "Tom approached me about doing a tribute show. We spent at least a year practicing to get it right and in 2017 began touring," said Briz. Admission is $20. This is a BYOB event so bring beverages and snacks. For tickets and to reserve a table free of charge, call 570-724-6220 or visit

Shamans & Saints Tour is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 & 11

The Shamans & Saints tour is being offered at 8:45pm on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 at Cherry Springs State Park, 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915, 12 miles from Route 6 in Galeton via West Branch Road. This North Star Outdoor Guides' Dark Sky Telescope Tour ensures maximum telescope time and a more individualized program for the first 16 people to preregister and prepay to attend on one of those dates. Fee: $20. For details, visit

Well Armed Woman Chapter to Meet Thursday, Aug. 15

The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, Pa. will meet at 6pm on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Mill Cove Shooting Range in the Mill Cove Environmental Area at 3036 Mill Creek Road, Mansfield, Pa. Following the meeting, Marilyn Jones, who with Pat Butts are chapter co-leaders, will lead practice shooting drills and scenarios. The next meeting of the group will be on Thursday,  Sept. 12 at 6pm at the Lambs Creek Sportsman’s Club. The meeting date was changed because the Friends of the NRA Banquet is scheduled on Sept. 19, the Well Armed Woman chapter's regular meeting date. On Sept. 12, Jones will lead a review of the insurance coverage options offered by various insurance companies to those that have guns to protect themselves and their families. Any woman, 18 or older from any county or state who is interested in joining this Well Armed Woman chapter is welcome to attend the Aug. 15 and Sept. 12 meetings. 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. The fee is $50 per year. Women who don't own a firearm and want more information before making a purchase or want to find out about joining the chapter are invited to contact Jones at 570-549-2794 or

Lyme Disease Support Group to Meet Thursday, Aug. 15

The Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30pm on Thursday, Aug. 15 in the Native Bagel at 1 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Guest speaker Celena Brown will discuss “What is Massage and How Can It Benefit You?” She is a licensed massage therapist and owner of Back In Motion Therapeutic Massage at 5 East Avenue in Wellsboro. Brown has been giving massages for 15 years. She will provide information about the different massage options available and what each one can do for a client and also answer questions. This meeting is free and open to anyone who lives in Tioga County or a surrounding county who wants to learn more about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases and treatment options. Luke Dunham and Thomas Putnam, both from the Wellsboro area, are regional co-leaders with the PA Lyme Resource Network and of the support group. Both have been diagnosed with and 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.

Programs are Friday & Saturday, Aug. 16 & 17 at Cherry Springs

From 9pm to 10:30pm Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17 will be the Full Moon & Planet Watch in the Night Sky Viewing Area at Cherry Springs State Park, 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915. The park is 12 miles from Route 6 in Galeton via West Branch Road. Explore some of the moon’s fascinating features from highlands to volcanic plains and discover where lunar landings took place. Get an up close look at the moon through park telescopes. Preregistration is required. To preregister for the Full Moon & Planet Watch call (814) 435-1037 or visit Those who arrive early at the Night Sky Viewing Area on Aug. 16 or 17 are welcome to bring a picnic supper and use the park's nearby picnic tables and charcoal grills and/or join park staff from 7:30pm to 8:15pm. for Nature at Night, a free, family-friendly program on fascinating night creatures, such as fireflies, bats, black bears and coyotes based on animal activity in the park. Preregistration is not required to picnic in the park or for Nature at Night.

Anyone may observe the night sky at Cherry Springs on his or her own without attending a stargazing program. All visitors should arrive before dark. Search for the Clear Sky Chart online for 48-hour forecasts about viewing conditions. 

Free Programs are at Hills Creek on Sunday, Aug. 18

Preregistration is required for the free Canoe Tour being held from 6pm to 8pm on Sunday, Aug. 18 at Hills Creek State Park, 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901, seven miles northeast of Wellsboro in Charleston Township via Charleston Street and Hills Creek Lake Road. On the tour, participants will explore the wildlife of Hills Creek Lake and learn about the lake’s history and management. All equipment is provided, including canoes, paddles and personal flotation devices. Preregister in person at the park office or by calling 570-724-4246. At 8:30pm Sunday, Aug. 18, Squirrel Wars, a free one-hour program, will be in the park’s Nature Center area in the campground between B and C Loop. Learn practical ways to deal with nuisance gray squirrels. Video and mounts will highlight this presentation. Preregistration is not required to attend Squirrel Wars. For more information, call the park office at 570-724-4246 weekdays between 8am and 4pm.

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