A week of Home Page feature highlights!
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Local Teams Participate in STPR
This past weekend, Waste Management hosted the 42nd annual Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally. A total of 51 racing teams from all over the world competed in this challenging motorsport event, including 6 from Tioga County.
Defending champion David Higgins from from the United Kingdom took 1st place overall, claiming his 8th victory at this event.
Highland Chocolates Downtown!
A new location has “popped up” at the Deane Center in downtown Wellsboro to feature some of Highland Chocolate’s original favorites as well as brand new additions to their souvenir section. The staff at Highland Chocolates has taken inspiration from Tioga County and Potter County’s well-known attractions to creatively name their new array of delicious chocolate products. Featuring the famous Wellsboro gas lights, their new line of imprinted, handmade chocolate comes in the form of a lollipop, bar, or individually wrapped piece.
“We thought it would be fun to name new items after popular local attractions both here in Tioga County and in Potter County where a lot of the tourists visit,” explained Highland Chocolates Manager, Amy Welch.
Support Home By Shopping Local
Today on The Home Page Network Sara Vogt talks about the benefits of shopping locally and takes a close look at some of the great products at Dunham’s Department Store in Wellsboro, PA.
Sara begins with hair dryers and irons. She recently lost both of these products due to age. But, she is happy to report that she found both of these items at a reasonable price at Dunham’s. You will always find convenience and quality at Dunham’s Department Store.
Save the Eels, Save the Mussels
The USGS Northern Appalachian Research Laboratory is a science research facility located in Asaph, PA. One of the primary researcher questions that we have been addressing for the last 10 years is the decline of freshwater mussels, with particularly focus on the eastern elliptio mussel in Pine Creek and throughout the Susquehanna River Basin. The United States is home to nearly 300 species of freshwater mussels that can be found in streams, river, and lakes. Mussels are important to our stream ecosystems for a variety of reasons. They are filter feeders, meaning they reside at the bottom of the river and filter particles (like sediment and algae) out of the water. Because mussels are often found in dense beds with 10’s of thousands of individuals living together, their filtration can be important for maintaining stream water quality. They also provide habitat to other aquatic species (algae and bugs) that serve as the base of the food web for many stream fish.
Girl Scouts Day Camp 2018
Looking for something fun to do this summer?
If you are a girl beginning first grade or even going into your senior year, why not consider attending Mt. Laurel Girl Scout day camp? It takes place at Hills Creek State Park! You don’t need to be a girl scout to attend. There will be many fun activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, and special programs.
Day Camp will be held July 23-26 from 9a-4p. It is held rain or shine. Campers are grouped according to the school grade they will be entering in the fall. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt and patch.
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