It’s time once again to take a look at what happened the past week. The Weekly Highlights are a great way to catch up, but don’t forget that you can always watch the full stories from either our front page or the archives section.
Panthers pounce, top CV
The North Penn-Mansfield Panthers scored 28 points in the second quarter to break open their game with Cowanesque Valley for a 50-8 win on Friday, October 13.
The win improved the Panthers to 5-3 overall (4-2 NTL Large School Division) while moving them into 8th place in the District IV Class AA playoff standings with 600 points.
Ag Spotlight: Tioga County Early Days
Today on Agricultural Spotlight, we look back at the 52nd Annual Tioga County Early Days.
Collectors, renovators, & history enthusiasts were at the Tioga County Fairgrounds for three days this week. This year’s feature tractor is the Case model in honor of Frank Johnson. Frank passed away in 2015 and his tractor seen here, a 1929 Case ‘C’ was on display in memory of his years of service and dedication to preserving our counties rich agriculture past.
Find a Forever Home
Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries provides humane, no-kill sanctuaries for stray or abandoned animals in need. They strive to give each cat or dog the love and care they need to be given a second chance.
Their new Heading Home Center features several indoor rooms, equipped with toys, climbing perches, and access to outdoor, fenced-in yards to provide fresh air and exercise for the animals.
One upcoming event for Second Chance is the Rabies and Shot Clinic at Smythe Park in Mansfield on Saturday, October 21st from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Rabies vaccines for cats and dogs will be $8, and distemper combo shots for cats and dogs will be $15. Previous Rabies certificate is required to receive a 3-year shot.
Behind the Sparkle – Opal
Opals are known for their unique display of flashing rainbow colors called “play-of-color.” Which only occurs in precious opal. Opal can be found in a variety of colors, from white and green, (being the most common) to “black opals” which are the most rare. The terms white opal and black opal only refer to the body color of precious opal, not the flashes of color seen within the stone.
Going Pink for an Important Cause
Each year, more than 200,000 women in the US get breast cancer and over 40,000 women die from the disease.
To raise awareness of the importance of breast health screenings, UPMC Susquehanna launched a series of activities and events this October designed to empower women with knowledge and tools to protect their health.
This year, Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital (SSMH) and the employees inside went pink, the official cause color. In addition to the facility being lit up pink throughout October, staff and volunteers donned pink to support breast cancer awareness for a special Pink Out Day. Activities included discount and walk-in screenings, Q&As with radiology technicians, education on breast health to encourage women to get screened at the appropriate times and learn their risks, family history and how to reduce controllable risk factors, pink treats, themed giveaways and donations.
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