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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Guidance Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program held their annual summer picnic on June 22nd at Callahan Park in Bradford

The Guidance Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program held their annual summer picnic on June 22nd at Callahan Park in Bradford. Educational activities included a presentation by members of the McKean County SPCA, which focused on the need for volunteers at their facility. BBBS matches, waiting Littles, and their families presented SPCA staff with donations that they’d collected prior to the event. A picnic dinner and Bingo game were also enjoyed that evening. If you would like to learn how to volunteer with Big Brothers Bigs Sisters please call 814-887-5591, or toll free: 1-877-776-1636, or go to

Roulette Ambulance To Friendly Inn

At 5:37 PM on Wednesday, Roulette Ambulance & ALS have been dispatched to the Friendly Inn for a person who has fallen with a head injury.

CRCF grant helps harvest at food pantry gardens

OLEAN, N.Y., June 27, 2016 — What began at the Olean Food Pantry as 10 soil-filled kiddie pools and grew into a full-blown community gardening operation will be able to continue its progress with help from a $1,415 Community Fund grant.

Maureen Curry helped kick start Operation Super Harvest at the Olean Food Pantry eight years ago to both provide fresh vegetables to pantry recipients and demonstrate how to grow fresh vegetables in small gardens plots at low cost.

“People living at poverty level or below cannot afford fresh vegetables,” said Curry, a volunteer and retired pantry executive director. “The average monthly family income of families coming to our pantry is $1,333.”

Since the first harvest, the community garden beds at the pantry have blossomed. In 2016 volunteers harvested over 1,000 pounds of fresh produce for distribution to families in need, Curry said.

The grant from the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation’s Community Fund will support the growth of the community gardens, providing for purchase and delivery of organic soil and construction of six handicap-accessible raised beds for volunteer use.
Organic soil for the beds is an ongoing need and raised beds allow older and handicapped individuals to help with the gardening process, she said.

Curry added that garden involvement has helped introduce a healthier way of living for volunteers as well, herself included.

“Since being involved with the gardening, I have started to can items just like my mother did from her victory garden when we were growing up,” she said.
“More, when you are out there, and if you do not feel good, by the time you leave that is all gone,” she added. “There is nothing like putting your hands in the dirt.”

The opportunity to bring healthy food to pantry recipients and engage the community in volunteerism stood out to the CRCF board of directors as a golden one, said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit.

“Accessibility of healthy, nutritious meals is an ongoing need in the community,” said Ms. Buchheit. “We hope our contribution allows Operation Super Harvest to continue its growth and close that accessibility gap to make our community a healthier place.”
Donations can be made to the Community Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Suite 203 or online at

Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email, or visit online at CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

Maureen Curry and Karen Niemic Buchheit at a handicap-accessible raised gardening bed with Operation Super Harvest volunteers Janet Myers and Walter Schultz.

Betty Lou Whisner, 78, of Warren, PA

Betty Lou Whisner

Betty Lou Whisner, 78, of Warren, PA., met her Lord and Savior peacefully at her home, Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017, after suffering an apparent heart attack. 

She was born February 6, 1939 in Strawberry, Arkansas, the daughter of Elmer and Dorothy Ward Wagner. 

Betty has resided the past 47 years in Warren, PA., Betty Lou was a woman who knew her faith and love of Jesus. She is remembered by her family as a woman of great love and kindness, who was a great wife, mother and grandmother. Family was her whole life.

She was an avid hunter, enjoyed ceramics and good Christian fellowship. She was a member of the Warren American Legion Unit 135 Ladies Auxiliary and Warren Eagle Aerie Ladies Auxiliary.

Betty is survived by her husband of 59 years, Roger D. Whisner, Sr. whom she married February 2, 1958 in Streator, Ill., 4 Children – Roger D. Whisner, Jr. and wife, Sandy, of Jamestown, N.Y., Sherri Lemmon and husband, Tom of Pleasant Twp., Richard G. Whisner and wife, Denise of Jamestown, N.Y., Beth Sawyer of Woolwich Twp., N.J., 4 Sisters – Beulah Marie Sparks of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Maxine Hackney, Yvonne Hammel, and Willie Jean Reynolds all of Newport, Arkansas, 1 Brother – J.W. Wagner of Yuma, Arizona, 11 Grandchildren, 4 Great Granddaughters, several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 Sister – Eula Mae “Aunt Dood” Tomlinson, an infant brother – Freddy Wagner.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 10 to 11:00 A.M. when a memorial service will be conducted with Pastor Charles Darling, family friend, officiating. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren American Legion Unit 135 Elevator Fund, 412 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting


June 28, 2017
(By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...A huge weekend is in store for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance. Friday night (June 30) will see both the Sweeney Late Model Touring Series and Bicknell Sportsman Modified Touring Series in action at Lernerville Speedway. On Saturday night, Sharon Speedway will host the Bicknell Sportsman Modified Touring Series and "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance. The weekend will conclude on Sunday with the first ever Sweeney Late Model Touring Series event at Old Bradford Speedway. Race time is 7:30 on Friday night, 7 on Saturday night, and 6 on Sunday night.

Friday's event at Lernerville has become an annual pairing for both the Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds with the BOSS Sprint Car Series. The weekly RUSH Pro Stocks will also be in action. Friday will be a $2,000 to-win "Marquee" Sweeney Tour event for the Late Models and a $600 to-win Bicknell Tour event for the Sportsman Modifieds at the Sarver, Pa. oval.

Last year's event saw Bryce Davis top a 34-car Late Model field, while Nick Ritchey won the Sportsman Modified portion. Lernerville has yet to host a RUSH Late Model event this season; however, the Sportsman Modifieds have run a pair of Bicknell Weekly Series events this season with Rocky Kugel winning both over a 24-car field in April and 20-car field in May.

Five of the seven scheduled 2017 Sweeney Tour events for the Late Models have been completed with four different winners. Bryce Davis, who won at Outlaw Speedway, currently leads the points by 10 over Jeremy Wonderling, the Series' only repeat winner. Wonderling won the $2,000 opener at Stateline Speedway and last Sunday's $2,000 "Bill Emig Memorial" at Tri-City Raceway Park. Defending Series Champion, John Waters, has a win at Genesee Speedway and is third in points. Charlie Sandercock became the first Canadian to win a Sweeney Tour event when he won in his home country at Merrittville Speedway on May 22.

Meanwhile, the Sportsman Modifieds have completed two Bicknell Touring Series events this season with Kyle Martell ironically winning both over 26-car fields. The Ravenna, Ohio 17-year-old won his first ever race at Thunder Mountain Speedway on June 9 then did the same last Sunday at Tri-City. Martell, the 2016 "Futures Cup" Champion, has a 15-point lead on Anthony Gillespie heading into this weekend's events.

The Sportsman Modifieds will then be right back in action on Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio with the June 24 rescheduled $600 to-win Bicknell Touring Series event and the fourth annual "Manufacturers Night" as over $19,000 in products will be distributed to competing racers. There will be at least 37 product packages each valued at a minimum of $350 up to the grand prize of $1,420!

MSD Performance, the "Official Ignition" of RUSH, will present all five of the Series' Manufacturers Nights as well as providing product for giveaways. MSD was purchased by Holley Performance in 2016, which expanded their support and contribution substantially to RUSH throughout all of the divisions under the RUSH banner.

On Sunday, action heads back north as the Old Bradford Speedway hosts its first ever Sweeney Late Model Touring Series event! The "Firecracker 50" will be one the season's richest RUSH Late Model events paying $3,000 to-win, $300 to-start. Due the small size of the 1/4-mile track, the starting field will be 18 cars with up to two provisionals. An increased paying non-qualifiers event will be run pending enough cars.

Bradford, which is located just east of Bradford, Pa. in Rew, is in its third year of running the RUSH Late Models on a weekly basis under Norm Asel. Bradford will be new territory for many of the racers. Unfortunately weather has been the real story this season as only two events have been completed with Jeremy Wonderling winning on opening night and Andy Michael victorious in the second event. Bradford also runs the RUSH Pro Mods, which will also be in action on Sunday.

"This is a big weekend for us," acknowledged Series Director Vicki Emig. "The Lernerville races always produce some of the season's best racing and drivers certainly appreciate the opportunity to race there. We thank the Tomson Family for continuing their support of RUSH. The weather hasn't been kind to Sharon this year, but when the Sportsman Mods have raced, the car counts have been very good. We expect a great turnout on Saturday for our Sportsman Mod Tour and MFG Night. We have to thank Norm Asel for stepping up and paying this impressive purse for our Late Models on Sunday. He wanted to do a big event over the Independence Day holiday thus the $3,000 to-win Firecracker 50."

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Potter County Commissioner Says State & Feds Leaving Counties To Pay For Vital Services

Paul W. Heimel, 
Potter County Commissioner

As Congress and the Pa. General Assembly continue their cowardly ways -- trampling on county governments by running away from their fiscal responsibility -- how are county governments supposed to pay for providing the vital services that are not even our responsibility? 

Letting people die? Letting abused children continue to suffer? Forcing the poor and/or elderly to go hungry? Dumping nursing home residents on the street because they're indigent? Turning our backs on those with mental illness and/or addiction? Phasing out 911 coverage so cries for help go unanswered? Refusing to provide medical care for a sick or injured child? Releasing dangerous criminals out onto the streets? 

Fiscal belt-tightening is great in concept when it is achieved through efficiency, accountability and restructuring, but NOT when it becomes a noose on the neck of a county or its taxpayers.

Bradford Fire Dept. Dispatched For Commercial Fire Alarm At Zippo Visitor Center

At 1:52 PM on Wednesday, Bradford Firefighters dispatched to Zippo Visitor Center for a commercial fire alarm.

First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business

This seminar is presented by Clarion University’s Small Business Development Center and provides an overview of the steps necessary to start a business. Topics include: guidelines on how to finance your business; what to consider before starting a business; license and tax information; how and why to prepare a business plan; regulations governing a business; and other resources designed to help you plan and succeed in your new business.

This seminar is being held Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $20 and registration is required. Register online at or call toll free 877-292-1843.

Dorothy M. Mosher, age 92, of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, PA

Dorothy M. Mosher

Dorothy M. Mosher, age 92, of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, PA, passed away peacefully June 27, 2017, at Broad Acres Nursing Home with her family by her side. 

Dorothy was married to Calvin H. Mosher for 72 years, who passed away May 15, 2017. Dottie was born August 1, 1924, in Wellsboro, to the late Ernest and Velma Wood Makin. 

Dottie was a graduate of the Wellsboro High School Class of 1942. She was a retired legal secretary, former craft store owner, and a Tioga County Jury Commissioner for many years. 

Dottie was a member of the Keeneyville United Methodist Church. She loved doing crafts, counted cross stitch, camping, and loved her plants and flowers; but most of all she loved her family and friends.

She is survived by 3 daughters and son-in-law: Patsy Melson of Ruther Glen, VA; Virginia Bair of Bainbridge, PA; Annette Mosher (Thom VanEs) of The Netherlands; 2 sons and daughters-in-law: Calvin T. "Pete" and Cindy Mosher of Wellsboro, PA; and Timothy and Barb Mosher of Addison, NY; 21 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; brother Gene Makin and sister-in-law Carol Makin, both of Wellsboro; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Dottie was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne Mosher, and brothers Robert and Jerry Makin.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family, Pastor Jane Shumway officiating. Burial will be at Middlebury Union Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Keeneyville United Methodist Church, 1065 Route 249, Middlebury Center, PA 16935.

Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. To share a fond memory and sign Dottie's guestbook, visit

PA Permit Violations Issued to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Forks Twp, Sullivan County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-06-20 to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Forks Twp, Sullivan county. 78a85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - Operator failed prevent gas flow in the annulus and use gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries in areas of known shallow gas producing zones.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Forks Twp, Sullivan County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-06-15 to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Forks Twp, Sullivan county. 78a81(a)2 - CASING AND CEMENTING - GENERAL PROVISIONS - Operator conducted casing and cementing activities that failed to prevent migration of gas or other fluids into sources of fresh groundwater.
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PA Permit Violation Issued to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Pike Twp, Bradford County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-06-19 to Chief Oil &Amp; Gas Llc in Pike Twp, Bradford county. CSL 402(b) - POTENTIAL POLLUTION - Conducting an activity regulated by a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of The Clean Streams Law to prevent the potential of pollution to waters of the Commonwealth without a permit or contrary to a permit issued ..
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"Explorations," an exhibit of at least 12 still life paintings by Kenneth Cobb of Mansfield will be on display in the Atrium Gallery at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro beginning this Sunday, July 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. "These works represent my continuing exploration of the still life genre over the past few years," Cobb said. "They demonstrate a range of oil paint applications as I explore color use and technique."
The artist lives in Mansfield and is the artist-in-residence at the Gmeiner where he is offering 10 painting classes this summer. The classes are open to adults and young adults, ages 14 and up. To enroll in one or more of his classes, email Cobb at

He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and computer art at Bowling Green University in Ohio and his Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Cobb offers his services as a portrait artist in the mediums of oil, charcoal and pastels. In his personal studio work, his focus is on exploring still life, landscape and the portrait narrative genres. He has taught courses in art at Mansfield University and Corning Community College.

Admission to the Gmeiner is always free. "Explorations" will also be open to the public from 2-5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays, July 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, July 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23 and 29 & 30.

Artist Kenneth Cobb holds four of his paintings that will be on display in the Gmeiner's Atrium Gallery. They are: '"Pedestal" (top left), "Fruit Assortment" (bottom left), "Cherries" (top right) and "Midafternoon" (bottom right). "Cherries" is an oil on panel. The others are oils on canvas.


This Saturday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro, Kevin Hyatt, lead guitarist and vocalist; Tom Howe, bass guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist; and David Loomis, percussionist and vocalist, will perform classic rock, blues and original music during the Hyatt Howe Band concert. Hyatt and Howe live in Mansfield and Loomis in Troy. This is BYOB - bring your own beverages and snacks - event. Tickets are $12. For tickets visit or for tickets and to reserve a table at no charge, call 570-724-6220.


 Tonight, Wednesday, June 28, and every night from 6-10 p.m. through Saturday, July 1, the Wellsboro Firemen’s Carnival will be open on the grounds at the Firemen’s Annex on East Avenue in Wellsboro. There will be carnival rides for children and adults, games and food concessions.  A one price ride all night wristband will be on sale both Tuesday and Wednesday nights of carnival week for $15. The wristband is good for the day of purchase. Individual ride tickets will also be available. Friday and Saturday all regular ticket prices will apply. Single tickets are $1 each, 12 tickets for $10 and 27 tickets for $20.

Coudersport Dispatched To Rt. 49 2 Vehicle Crash

At 11:20 AM on Wednesday, Coudersport Fire Dept. & Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash on Rt. 49 West near the Kidney Road in Allegany Township. One person is reported injured.

Potter County Democrats Meet In Sweden Valley

Potter County Pa. Democratic Party

On 6/21/17 the Potter County Democratic Party held an organizational forum at the Sweden Valley United Methodist Church. In summation, the on-going process toward vitalization of the party on a local level continued with emphasis on registered Democrats fulfilling a role as precinct committee persons. The importance of the committee person role in each county voting precinct was discussed.

A brief review of information obtained through their attendance at the Pa Democratic Party Meeting held June 10-11 in Harrisburg was offered by Barry Hayman, Potter Co State Committee member and Arnie Haskins, Potter County Chairperson. The local committee agreed to forward 2017 dues to the 15 county NWPA Democratic Caucus.

Once again, Katie Blume, Pa Democratic Deputy Political Director, made the journey to Potter County to offer her guidance and assistance.

A committee meeting will be held on 7/11/17 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of party Treasurer, Marty Maiuro, to plan for future events as well as organize toward staffing a Democratic informational booth at the Potter County Fair on 7/30-8/5/17.

The Potter Democratic Party expresses our appreciation to the Sweden Valley United Methodist Church for providing the facility to hold this meeting.

Lefa L. Hennigh, 94, of Palmyra, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA

Lefa L. Hennigh
“ Former Shinglehouse, PA Resident” 

Lefa L. Hennigh, 94, of Palmyra, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away with her daughter by her side on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Spang Crest Nursing Home, Lebanon.

Born January 7, 1923 in Spring Mills, she was a daughter of Samuel H. and Gladys D. Leister Bitner. On March 18, 1944 in Mazeppa, she married Spurgeon W. Hennigh, who passed away on May 21, 2005.

Lefa was a graduate of Centre Hall Potter High School, Class of 1940, in Centre Hall. During World War II, Lefa was employed by Sylvania in Mill Hall and later worked at Titan Metal in Bellefonte. 

After moving to Shinglehouse, Mrs. Hennigh owned and operated Lefa’s Shoppe, a ladies clothing store, from 1962 to 1968. She, along with her husband, owned and operated Hennigh’s Trailer Sales until 2004.

Lefa was a member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church and was a member of the Mary Martha’s group of the church, serving as secretary of the group for many years. She was a 50 year plus life member and a past matron of Eureka Chapter #52 Order of the Eastern Star in Shinglehouse, also having served as treasurer for 21 years. She was also a member of the former Monitor Roamers Trailer Club in Shinglehouse and was a charter member of the former Oswayo Valley Lion’s Club in Shinglehouse.

Surviving are a daughter, Yvonne A. (Greg) Bump of Annville; a son, Gary L. (Debbie) Hennigh of Wasilla, Alaska; two granddaughters, Babette A. “Babs” (Jack) Rudick of Middletown and Crysta (Charlie Camp) Svendsen-Camp of Anchorage, Alaska; and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn M. Kellogg of Middletown and Ezekiel “Zeke” Camp of Anchorage, Alaska. 

Mrs. Hennigh was predeceased by her parents and her husband.

Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. A memorial service will be held on a date and place to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, PO Box 296, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Mrs. Hennigh’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Lefa, please visit

Helen V. Quiggle Kroemer, 85, of Warren, PA

Helen Kroemer

Helen V. Quiggle Kroemer, 85, of Warren, PA, died Monday, June 26, 2017 at Kinzua Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness. 

She was born June 7, 1932 in Warren, PA. She was raised in Kinzua, Pa. Helen was a 1950 graduate of Warren High School. She was employed as a loan officer with the former Warren National Bank and Marine Bank retiring after 40 years. 

She was a member of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church and former member of St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Kinzua, Pa. Helen was known for her signature red curly hair and quick wit. She was an avid shopper and boater. She enjoyed the outdoors and her many friends. Her biggest passion was always her family. They always came first and were the joy of her life. 

Helen is survived by two sisters, Janet Ely and husband Gene, Clarendon, Pa and Rose Barney, Warren, Pa and one brother, Murry Quiggle, Warren, Pa. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews who were always happy when they could be with Aunt Helen. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gifford and Maude Murry Quiggle, sister-in-law Sharon Quiggle and nephew Edward Barney. 

A private funeral service will be held at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church at the family's convenience. 

Memorials may be made to Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, 444 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA, 16365, or the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA, 16365. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Liberty & Morris Dispatched To Crash With Wires Down

At 10:57 PM on Tuesday, Liberty & Morris Fire Departments have been dispatched to a vehicle in the ditch crash with wires hanging on Route 414. Possibly one injury.

Ruth Ellen Moore Sallade Takes Over As 2017-2018 President of the Coudersport Rotary Club

Coudersport Rotary Club News

It was out with the old and in with the new today. Ruth Ellen Moore Sallade took her place as the new 2017-2018 President of the Coudersport Rotary Club and received her new Badge and Pin. Ruthie served as Rotary’s Secretary for the past two years and did a super job. We are certain, without a doubt, she will serve in her new position with great pride and dedication. Thank you, Ruthie, for stepping up to the plate and taking on this honorable position.

Wellsboro Dispatched For Search In The Area Of Hills Creek Lake

At 9:47 PM on Tuesday, Wellsboro Fire Department has been dispatched to Shaw Road & Summer Road to assist Pennsylvania State Police with a search.
Sweden Township Police Chief Bryan Phelps has arrived on the scene with is police dog. The search originates from Gold Finch Lane.
At 12:35 AM, Command reported a State Police helicopter has arrived on scene. 
There has been no public announcement who they are searching for.
1:20 AM--Chief Phelps & his police dog released from scene. No other updates.

Blossburg Borough Police Dept. Charges 4 In Alleged Meth Lab In Residence

Blossburg Borough Police Dept

**Information Release**

On 06/27/2017 at 1153 hours, Chief McCurdy was dispatched to a residence on Schuylkill Street in Blossburg Borough for the report of an unknown drug activity. 

Upon arriving in the area, he was directed by the landlord to a subject leaving the scene on foot. The landlord had discovered objects consistent with manufactuing methamphetamine at the residence at which time the subjects began to flee. 

Further investigation found a portable meth lab within a backpack. Two males and two females were detained for investigation. After interviews were conducted at a search warrant was obtained, the four subjects were charged and transported to Tioga County Prison. The charges include Manufacturing of a Controlled substance, Possession with the Intent to Deliver, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

BPD Cpl Scott, Ofc Cole, and Ofc Isaacson assisted at the PD while PA State Police Troopers and Forensics Division assisted BPD at the scene.

Bradford Dispatched For Land Rescue Of Unresponsive Male

At 8:10 PM, Bradford EMS & Rescue have been dispatched for a land rescue of an unresponsive male along the railroad tracks. EMS dispatched to 1 Hilton Street to meet RR personnel.
Bradford Police are on scene. Say to meet up at Main Street.


The Hyatt Howe Band will perform classic rock, blues and original music during their concert on Saturday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.
Band members are: Kevin Hyatt, lead guitar and vocals; Tom Howe, bass guitar, keys and vocals; and David Loomis, percussion and vocals. Hyatt and Howe live in Mansfield, Pa. and Loomis in Troy, Pa.

In 2010, Hyatt and Howe formed the band. With similar backgrounds in rock and blues, the duo felt they had a good foundation for a solid R&B band. In 2012, David Loomis joined as the band's full-time drummer. "He added the key percussion element needed to take the band to the next level," Hyatt said.

As one of the top R&B (rhythm and blues) bands in Pennsylvania, they were invited to enter the 2012 Billtown Blues Challenge. In 2014, they won first place in the annual battle of the bands at the Maple Fest in Troy and in 2015 performed again in Billtown at the battle of the bands blues challenge. They play regularly at Yorkholo Brewing Company in Mansfield and at various events around the region.

Howe and Loomis have formal degrees in music. Howe has played with the Ella Fitzgerald band and shared the stage with other equally impressive musicians. Loomis' musical resume includes serving as percussionist with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra. Hyatt holds a BA degree, writes and produces the band’s original music, and was lead guitarist with bands on two ships during his enlistment with the U.S. Navy. For more information about the band visit

This is BYOB - bring your own beverages and snacks - event. Tickets are $12. For tickets visit or for tickets and to reserve a table at no charge, call 570-724-6220.

Photo by John Eaton
Hyatt Howe Band members are: (from left) Tom Howe, Dan Loomis and Kevin Hyatt.


Jessica Eppley
On Saturday, July 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro will host author Jessica Eppley of Wrightsville, Pa. Known for her fantasy series, she enjoys writing in other genres, such as horror, science fiction, adventure and drama.
Eppley will talk about her writing and publishing process and personalize and sign copies of books in her"The Book of Saivon" series, including: "Vol. 1: The Ruby Child," "Vol. 2: The Tail of Murias," "Vol. 3: The Blood Moon," and "Vol. 4: The Golden City."

In the first book, "The Ruby Child," Eppley writes about a shadow that has fallen over the wondrous magical world of Aryth. The synopsis continues, "Evil has enveloped the holy cities, and all hope rests on an ancient prophecy that only a child born with ruby eyes can fulfill. Raised by a warrior on the outskirts of Nodens, a spirited teenage girl named Keavy trains to battle Crocotta, a deadly shape-shifter with the power to control the wild beasts terrorizing her once peaceful homeland. With the aid of an old catfolken scientist, a clumsy wood faun, and an arrogant young blacksmith, Keavy decides to leave behind the carefree days of her youth to embark on a perilous journey - a quest to restore peace and happiness to Aryth - a destiny only she can fulfill."

For more information, call From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 570-724-5793.


It’s unlawful to hunt with electronic devices unless they’re permitted by exception.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to a measure that would make three additional electronic devices lawful to use while hunting.

If the measure is adopted, hunters would be able to use electronic decoys in hunting waterfowl; electronically heated scent or lure dispensers; and electronic devices that distribute ozone gas for scent-control purposes.

The measure is scheduled to be brought back to the September meeting for a final vote. The board indicated it will consider adding electronic mourning-dove decoys to the list when it’s brought up for a final vote.

Electronic devices generally are prohibited for hunting use in Pennsylvania, but the Game Commission over the years has received requests to review several specific electronic devices, and has approved some of them for hunting use. As part of the review process, the Game Commission evaluates to what degree a given device might negatively impact the principles of resource conservation, equal opportunity, fair chase and public safety.

In reviewing the devices that today were preliminarily approved for hunting use, the Game Commission identified no negative impacts that would result from their use.

Other electronic devices that are permitted for use while hunting or trapping in Pennsylvania are:

· Firearms that use an electronic impulse to initiate discharge of their ammunition

· Electronic sound-amplification devices incorporated into hearing protection devices and completely contained within the hunters’ ear

· Electronic devices used for locating dogs while training and hunting

· Electronic illuminating devices affixed to the aft end of a bolt or arrow and used solely for locating or tracking a bolt or arrow after it is launched

· Electronic crow decoys used solely for hunting crows

· Electronic rangefinders, including handheld devices and those contained within a scope or archery sight, so long that it does not emit a beam

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Independence Day Holiday

Harrisburg, PA –The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website,

Driver and vehicle online services are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

A complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license center closings in 2017 is available on the website by clicking on PennDOT Service Center Holiday Closings under the “Pressroom” tab at the bottom of the page.

Allegany Dispatched To Crash On South Nine Mile Road

Allegany Fire Department has been dispatched to South Nine Mile road for a vehicle crash. One vehicle off the road. 3 occupants. One person reporting injury.

Announcing ECCOTA’s Summer Theatre Camp Performance: Honk! JR.

Under the direction of Tiffany Gump, the Elk County Council on the Arts Summer Theater Camp is in the midst of a week of singing, dancing and acting to prepare for their performance of Honk! JR. to be held at the St. Marys Area High School Carpin Auditorium on Friday June 30th at 7PM.

This delightful adaptation of the beloved fable and the award-winning musical is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will treat audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling, Honk! tells the story of an odd looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother. Soon after Ugly is born, he is seduced away by a wily Cat who wants to eat Ugly for dinner. Eventually, Ugly manages to escape but has no idea how to return home.

Come see the amazing performance the Summer Theater Camp will be preparing for all week! The performance is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Visit or call 772-7051 for more information.

Tiffany Gump Reads Through With Campers


BRADFORD, Pa. -- University of Pittsburgh at Bradford faculty and staff have spent the spring and summer publishing book chapters and journal articles, presenting papers and compositions, doing research and leading a conference.

Dr. Warren Fass, associate professor of psychology, has written seven online digital activities for the fourth edition of a textbook, “Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences” to be published in July.

Fass wrote exercises for students using information from news and internet articles to illustrate different statistical procedures using the flowcharts of co-author Susan A. Nolan.

Tim Ziaukas, professor of public relations, wrote a journal article, “Remembering Private Enright: the Context of Lawrenceville’s Doughboy Statue,” which will appear in the July issue of Pennsylvania History. A Pittsburgh native, Enright was the first American soldier killed in World War I. Ziaukas’s article recalls this forgotten hero at the centenary of his sacrifice.

Dr. Joshua Groffman, assistant professor of music, presented a paper titled “Sounds and Skills vs. Notes and Drills” at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. The paper was part of a conference called “Pedagogy in to Practice: Teaching Music Theory in the 21st Century.”

Groffman will also perform one of his compositions, “An Arrow Pointed Down,” on July 15 at the National Sawdust Theater in Brooklyn as part of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.

Dr. Don Ulin, associate professor of English, is making a presentation this week at the 25th Conference of the British Women Writers Association at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. His paper is titled “The Collaborative Generation of Immigrant Identity in the Making of Mary Howitt’s ‘Our Cousins in Ohio,’” for which he examined the unpublished letters and journals of the Howitt family.

Dr. Lisa Fiorentino, associate professor of nursing, and Dr. Tammy Haley, associate professor of nursing, co-presented a paper at the Teaching Professor Conference in St. Louis. Their paper was titled “Community Engaged Pedagogy Using a Blended Course, Team-taught Approach.”

Dr. Pat Brougham, assistant professor of criminal justice, made a poster presentation, “Incarcerated Together: The History and Future of Humans and Non-Human Animals Co-existing in Prison Programs” at the annual conference Living with Animals in Richmond, Kentucky.

Dr. Nancy McCabe spent part of her month on a mini book tour that included bookstores in Wichita, Kansas; Springfield, Missouri; and Fayetteville, Arkansas, to promote her 2016 novel “Following Disasters” and her 2014 book, “From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood.” In Missouri, she took part in LauraPalooza, a conference dedicated to the works of author Laura Ingalls Wilder, who wrote the popular “Little House” series of books. At the conference she gave a presentation on the poetry of Wilder’s great-grandfather, Samuel Ingalls.

Dr. Helen Lawson, professor of sociology, Dr. Kira Leck, associate professor psychology, 2017 graduate Lisa Cook and service worker Tarren Trout continued research this summer on “Face-to-Face Social Networking: The Culture of Service Interactions.”

Last month, Dr. Mark Kelley, assistant professor of exercise science, served as a chaperone for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency at the Pittsburgh Marathon.

Melissa Ibañez, assistant vice president of enrollment management and director of financial aid, was chair of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’ annual Don Raley Institute held in State College. The institute is a cooperative event of the association and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.

Ibañez also taught at the institute, which is focused on financial education workers with fewer than two years’ experience.

Thompson Applauds Withdrawal of the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule

WASHINGTON – U. S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Vice Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today released the following statement after the Trump administration announced its intent to formally withdraw the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. The rule expanded the Clean Water Act under the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency. It was overly burdensome on rural America and negatively impacted our nation’s farmers and growers:

“The ‘Waters of the US’ rule was flawed from the beginning. It created more confusion and regulatory burdens for farmers and private landowners. It went as far as calling the drainage ditch in front of your yard a ‘navigable waterway.’ I applaud the Trump Administration for rescinding this fundamentally flawed proposal.”

Little Nippers Monthly Meeting Announcement

The Little Nippers monthly youth sports meeting will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Little Nippers Building on Memorial Drive in Duke Center, Pa. This meeting is open to the general public.

Fish & Boat Commission Reminds Boaters - Don’t Let Boating Under the Influence Sink a Good Time

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Fish & Boat Commission Reminds Boaters - Don’t Let
Boating Under the Influence Sink a Good Time
HARRISBURG, Pa. (June 27) – As the busy July 4th holiday approaches, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) waterways conservation officers (WCO) will be focusing on keeping boaters safe by cracking down on boating under the influence (BUI) as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign, which runs from June 30 – July 2.
In partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, the PFBC is working to increase boater awareness of the hazards associated with boating under the influence, and to decrease the number of accidents and deaths attributed to impaired boating and other unsafe boating practices.
"As a part of the community ourselves, we want to ensure that recreational boaters, paddlers, and anyone enjoying our waters have a safe place to spend their time on the water, " says Col. Corey Britcher, Director of the PFBC Bureau of Law Enforcement. “Alcohol impairs judgment and reaction time on the water just as it does when driving a car, even more so because of the added stressors of sun, heat, wind, and noise on a boat.
“Choosing to consume alcohol while boating puts everyone at risk, including passengers and people in the water,” he adds. “Our goal is to remove anyone choosing to operate a vessel impaired and to keep everyone else safe.”
Last year across the state, 11 individuals died in boating accidents. Alcohol was a contributing factor in six of the cases.
Throughout the weekend and through July 4, boaters will notice an increase in the numbers of officers on the water and at recreational boating checkpoints. This effort will result in the removal of impaired operators, providing a safe and enjoyable experience for boaters this boating season.
So far this year, PFBC waterways conservation officers have arrested 14 individuals for boating under the influence:
  • Allegheny County, Monongahela River – 1; Allegheny River – 1
  • Crawford County, Conneaut Lake – 1
  • Dauphin County, Susquehanna River – 1
  • Delaware County, Delaware River – 2
  • Huntingdon County, Raystown Lake – 2; Raystown Branch Juniata River – 1
  • Lancaster County, Susquehanna River – 2
  • Lycoming County, Pine Creek – 3
Waterways conservation officers arrested 90 individuals in 2016; 48 individuals in 2015; 93 individuals in 2014; 90 individuals in 2013; 60 individuals in 2012; 62 in 2011; and 65 in 2010.
Filtered by region, WCOs in 2016 arrested the following number of individuals for BUI:
  • 15 in Northwest Region (Counties – Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren)
  • 18 in Southwest Region (Counties - Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland)
  • 13 in Northcentral Region (Counties - Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Union)
  • 23 in Southcentral Region (Counties - Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York)
  • 10 in Northeast Region (Counties - Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming)
  • 11 in Southeast Region (Counties - Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill)
“Many boaters may not know that the threshold for BUI is the same as with motor vehicles – 0.08 percent,” added Britcher. “If you are found to be impaired and operating a boat you will be arrested.”
Tips to staying safe on the water this summer include:
  • Boat sober. Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths*. Alcohol and drugs use impairs a boater’s judgment, balance, vision and reaction time.
  • Wear your life jacket. 85% of drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket*.
  • Take a boating safety education course. 71% of deaths occurred on boats where the operator did not receive boating safety instruction, where instruction was known*.
Visit for more information about boating under the influence.

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Coudersport Ambulance To North East Street

At 6:09 PM on Tuesday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to the 400 block of North East Street to assist Coudersport Police for a female with difficulty breathing.

Edward Bizzak, 99, formerly of Big Shanty Road in Lafayette Twp.,PA

Edward Bizzak

Edward Bizzak, 99, formerly of Big Shanty Road in Lafayette Twp., died Monday evening, June 26, 2017 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Pittsburgh.

WWII Veteran
Born March 9, 1918 in Kane, he was the son of John and Mary Cehovin Bizzak. On May 10, 1947 in Kane, he married Fanny J. Hervatin, who died in 2004.

Ed served in the Army Air Corps during WWII in the China Burma India Theater of operations in the Asia Pacific Campaign.

After marriage, he resided in Cyclone where he worked for Tidewater Oil Company. In 1963, he was transferred to Monahans, Texas, and worked for Getty / Texaco in the Permian Basin until his retirement in 1980, when he returned to the area and built a home in Lafayette.

He and his wife enjoyed their retirement years gardening, visiting with family and frequently hosting their children and grandchildren. After Fanny's death, Ed moved to Greensburg to live with his son, Jim. While there, he most enjoyed and looked forward to mowing the surrounding fields of the property with a John Deere tractor.

Surviving are three sons, James Bizzak of Greensburg, Robert Bizzak of Irwin and David (Linda) Bizzak of Greensburg; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death, besides his wife and parents, by a sister, Mary Grolemund; and brothers Max, John, Joseph, Emil, Frank, Lewis and Stanley Bizzak.

Friends may call at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8, during which a Vigil Service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated St. Callistus Catholic Church at 11:00 on Friday with the rev. Philip Pinczewski, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Erie, and former pastor of St. Callistus, as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Callistus Cemetery, Kane, with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Callistus Cemetery Fund, c/o 342 Chase St., Kane, PA 16735.

Code Red Enforcement Starts In Pennsylvania

Racing Results From Rush

Last Tuesday at McKean County Raceway, John Waters started on the outside front row and took the victory in the RUSH Late Model event serving as one of the support events to the visiting World of Outlaws Late Models. Jeremy Wonderling moved up from his sixth starting spot to take the runner up spot ahead of Jason Knowles, who gave Sweeney Touring Series regulars a sweep of the podium. Brad Mesler was fourth as Eric Wilson improved his starting position by 10 spots as he finished fifth. On a side note, multi-time RUSH Champion, Max Blair, bested the WoO Late Model portion to take the very popular hometown $10,000 win! McKean will have another midweek special on Thursday where the RUSH Late Models will be the undercard to the Patriot Sprint Tour.

Genesee Speedway refused to give into the rain and held on for a full night, which culminated with the featured race of the night, the RUSH Late Models. The track, which remained very fast even for the last feature, was much to the liking of J.J. Mazur as he took the lead just before halfway from Zack Carley. After a few cautions, the race went non-stop for the final 14 circuits and brought lapped traffic into the mix. Mazur made some impressive moves made his way through the traffic to take his second win of the season over Brad Mesler, Carley, Bill Holmes and Jimmy Johnson. A solid of field of 20 cars were on hand. Genesee has averaged over 20 cars per night this year in their second full season of running the RUSH Late Models weekly. No racing this Saturday as Genesee prepares for a mid-week show for the ULMS Super Late Models. The RUSH Late Models return on July 8.

Saturday night in RUSH Pro Mod action at Stateline Speedway's "Open Wheel Mania" event, Dennis Lunger kept his perfect streak alive as he raced his seventh win in as many starts this season at the Busti, NY oval. Lunger clearly had the field covered as he sped away at the start of the race and then again on the event's sole restart. Lunger's win came at the expense of Ryan Scott, Scott Gurdak, Justin Carlson, and Matt Harvey. Lunger is now five wins away from a perfect score in the Sweeney Weekly Series standings.

Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex continues to be able to complete events. Saturday night was their leading 11th RUSH Late Model show and it was a new face in victory lane as Bobby Cossell IV earned his first career RUSH-sanctioned win. Cossell's win came in just his sixth start of the season at the Markleysburg, Pa. oval and came over Michael Duritsky, Jr., Mark Wells, Bob Nelson, and Joe Moyer. The Cossells will sponsor a special $1,000 to-win program this Saturday night at Roaring Knob.

Saturday night in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, the three divisions of RUSH Asphalt Racing Series at Jennerstown Speedway each saw a new face in victory lane. Jeremiah Kuntz took the win in the Late Models over Barry Awtey, Mike Hemminger, Brian Shipp and last week's winner Matt Sever. In the RUSH Modifieds, Jason Busch moved from his eighth starting spot to take the win over Pete Rech, Zane Ferrell, Patrick Waugh and Dustin Gursky. And in the RUSH Street Stocks, Josh Coughenour passed under the checkers ahead of Aaron Van Fleet, Lauren Butler, Andrew Kostelnik and Anthony Aiello. This Saturday night (July 1) is Autograph Night as well as Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night.

On to Sunday when Rob Pietz took the early lead in the RUSH Late Model feature at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario. But that lead vanished on the 14th lap when New York's Chad Homan went low under Pietz and took the lead. Homan stretched his lead as the laps wore down taking his second win in three starts over Pietz, Sam Pennacchio, Paul Grigsby and Jeff Dayman. A full card of racing is on tap for Canada Day Weekend at Humberstone this Sunday featuring a $1,000 to-win RUSH Late Model race.

At Eriez Speedway Max Blair, fresh off his win with the World of Outlaws Late Models earlier in the week, took the win from his eighth starting spot on Sunday night besting the likes of Kyle Zimmerman, Darrell Bossard, Mike Knight and Scott Gurdak. The win was Blair's first of the season in the RUSH Late Models at Eriez and fourth overall for the defending Sweeney Weekly Series Champion.

Finally, Sunday night saw the running of the "Bill Emig Memorial" at Tri-City Motorsports Park near Franklin, Pennsylvania where both the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series and Bicknell RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series were in the spotlight. Originally scheduled for Father's Day, the "Bill Emig Memorial" pays tribute to one of the most successful car owners in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, and the father of RUSH Racing Series Co-Founder Vicki Emig. Jeremy Wonderling inherited the lead when Mike Pegher, Jr. had a flat tire on lap 15 and then held off Pegher's challenges from the tail for his second RUSH Touring Series win of the season and third of his career. John Waters, Bryce Davis and J.J. Mazur were third through fifth.


American playwright David Auburn’s "Proof," winner of both the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama and the Tony Award for best play, explores the question, "How far will I go to prove my love for my family?"

The play focuses on the relationship between two people who happen to be a father and his daughter. The father, a brilliant mathematician, has suffered from mental illness for much of his life. His daughter has found herself the sole caregiver, since her sister lives in a distant city. Auburn examines family dynamics as his characters wrestle with what it takes to prove love and loyalty to each other.

"Proof" was written as a play first, winning both a Pulitzer and Tony, and was then made into a successful film starring Anthony Hopkins and Gwyneth Paltrow as the father and daughter. "I was moved by the struggle of these individuals to hold onto their family connections," said director, Thomas Putnam. "To what lengths must/should/can we go to keep these connections viable? What sacrifices are required?"

Auditions will be at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, July 9, 10 and 11 at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. No experience is necessary to audition. There are roles in this play for two men and two women: the father around 50; the daughter around 25; her older sister; and a male graduate student in his 20s.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 29 and 30 and Oct. 6 & 7 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Warehouse Theater.

For more information about the auditions or to make reservations for the performances, call Hamilton-Gibson at 570-724-2079 or email


A Waldo standee is shown with From My Shelf Books' sculptured mascot to announce the start of the annual scavenger hunt.

This Saturday, July 1, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find Waldo, the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro and beyond. Kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages are invited to participate. Anyone who wants to join the hunt can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes to be given out at the Waldopalooza party at From My Shelf Books on Monday, July 31. Waldo's official 30th birthday is being celebrated this year. For more information, call 570-724-5793.


Free programs and activities are being offered at Hills Creek and Cherry Springs state parks.

At Hills Creek

WELLSBORO—Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road is seven miles northeast of Wellsboro in Charleston Township via Charleston Street and Hills Creek Lake Road. Most programs will be in the park's Nature Center area located in the campground between B and C loop.

July 4 is Fish-for-Free Day
On Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. is Fish-for-Free Day for residents and non-residents at Hills Creek Lake. No one needs a fishing license. All other fishing regulations still apply. Tackle will be available by request throughout the day. No registration is required.

Fishing, Filleting Demo
A special two-hour free Family Fishing & Filleting program will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 in the beach area. Families can find out how to get more out of fishing by learning about habitats, bait, tackle, fishing knots and different equipment to add to anglers' enjoyment and success. That will be followed near the park concession stand around 10:30 a.m. by a 30-minute filleting demonstration, including a sampling of cooked, freshly caught fish. Registration is required. Register by stopping at the park office or calling.

Free Tackle Available
Visitors to Hills Creek State Park are invited to take advantage of the free Tackle Loaner program sponsored by the PA Fish and Boat Commission and the park. Sign-out a pole and tackle anytime from 8 a.m. to noon at either the park concession near the beach or at the campground host (site #6) in the campground. Gear can be returned anytime afterwards until sunset at the concession. Bait will be available for a small cost. Inquire about signing-out free equipment at other times by contacting the park office.

Timber Rattlesnakes
On Friday, July 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the park's Nature Center area, retired biology teacher Allan Puskar will give a one-hour program about Pennsylvania's largest venomous reptile. Using live rattlesnakes and other artifacts, he will provide factual information about this often, misunderstood reptile.

Canoe Tour 
Explore the wildlife of Hills Creek Lake via canoe while learning about their history and management during a free two-hour canoe tour on Saturday, July 8 from 6-8 p.m. Be at the beach area at 5:30 p.m. All equipment will be provided but canoes will be first come, first served. Participants should be physically able to paddle a canoe over flat water for short distances. Those who wish can use their own canoes. Pre-registration is required. To participate, pre-register at the park office in person or call 570-724-4246 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Bats on the Brink 
On Saturday, July 8 as darkness falls at 9 p.m. at the Nature Center, learn about the many benefits of bats, the very real threat they face today, and what you can do to help. As the conclusion of this one-hour free program, watch the park bats emerge for their evening meal of mosquitoes and other insects.

Bears of Pennsylvania 
Learn how to peacefully coexist with black bears in the event of an encounter as this is the height of the breeding season and there is a large bear population in this area. This free one-hour program will be on Sunday, July 9 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the park's Nature Center.

To Register
Information about Hills Creek programs is available online at Have questions? Call the park office at 570-724-4246.

At Cherry Springs

COUDERSPORT—Cherry Springs State Park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport is 12 miles from Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44.

All visitors who plan to view the night skies are asked to arrive at the park before dark. People may observe on their own and do not have to attend a stargazing program. If it rains, thunders or is cloudy, all programs will be cancelled.

Check for 48-hour cloud cover forecasts and viewing conditions or call (814) 435-1037 and select Option #5.

Family Astronomy is June 30 & July 3 
In the Night Sky Viewing Area at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 30 and Monday July 3, experience the dark night skies of Cherry Springs State Park during this family friendly astronomy program. Join park staff for a short discussion followed by activities for families and young children who do not want to stay up late. Pre-registration is required to attend.

From 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 30, Saturday, July 1, Sunday, July 2 and Monday, July 3 in the Night Sky Viewing Area, take a one-hour journey to the moon to explore its diverse landscape from highlands to volcanic plains and discover where lunar landings took place. On Saturday, July 8, this free Lunar Viewing program will be one and a half hours in length starting at 9 p.m. and ending at 10:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required for those who want to use the park's telescopes. Those who don't can hear the presentation by park staff without pre-registering.

To Register 

Online registration for stargazing programs is required. Visit If there is a problem with registering online or for information about these free programs, call (814) 435-1037 or (814) 435-5010.

The Winkler Gallery of Fine Art and Education Center hosts The July First Friday Event

The Winkler Gallery of downtown DuBois invites community members to attend the first ever “First Friday” event on Friday July 7, 2017 at the Winkler Gallery of Fine Art located at 36 N. Brady Street, DuBois, PA.

The “July First Friday Event” is free and open to all and will begin at 5:30pm. This kickoff event will be the first of many held on the first Fridays of each month at The Winkler Gallery. The July 7 event will highlight local gallery artists and their wide array of work, including a meet and greet with Artist of the Month Kathy Mohney. There will also be live music. Refreshments will be provided for attendees as they socialize and browse the exhibits. A chairlift is available for handicap accessibility.

All donations and proceeds from art purchases will further fund The Winkler Gallery of Fine Art & Education Center, a leading nonprofit provider of art education and enrichment in the area. Those interested in signing up for art classes will have the ability to do so at the July First Friday event as well.

For more information or to donate online, please visit

Regular Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Thursday, 11AM - 6PM

Friday - Saturday, 11AM - 8PM