Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 

Monday’s high, 30; Overnight low, 25; ½” snow

TUE-SNOW SHOWERS, HIGH 31

TUE NIGHT-SNOW SHOWERS, LOW 11

WED-SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY, HIGH 19

WED NIGHT-LIGHT SNOW LIKELY, LOW 11

THU-CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, HIGH 23

THU NIGHT-CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS, LOW 13

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  BFB Headlines (Tuesday December 12, 2017) PennDot is advising motorists there is a potential for snow squalls and offers travel  advice…Businesses reminded of façade program deadline…..Ballots available for Cameron County lighting contest…Tioga County woman hurt when SUV rolls over…Police looking for Sweden Township intruders….Party guests steal items from Tioga County home….ATV and shotgun stolen from Delmar Township camp…..Next on-air report after 12:06 pm on www.blackforestbroadcasting.com

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Obituaries: Goldie Meacham (Olean) & Kathleen Cool (Austin)

 PennDOT is alerting drivers that snowfall and the potential for snow squalls are in the forecast for areas of northcentral Pennsylvania through Tuesday. Accumulations of up to 12 inches are possible in northern areas and a minimum of 3 inches is expected across much of the region. While accumulation could be slight in southern counties, winds and low temperatures could combine with the snowfall to make conditions slippery and challenging.

Sudden and heavy snow squalls are one of the biggest challenges that motorists, including PennDOT plow truck drivers, face during the winter. Motorists need to be alert for sudden squalls that can quickly cause roads to become snow covered. Heavy squalls can also cause whiteout conditions that can greatly restrict or virtually eliminate a driver’s visibility.

PennDOT recommends motorists avoid traveling during winter storms if possible, but motorists who must be on the road are urged to use caution while driving.

If motorists do encounter snow squalls while traveling, PennDOT offers this advice:

  • Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions.
  • Turn on your headlights.
  • Stay in your lane.
  • Increase your following distance.
  • Stay alert, keep looking as far ahead as possible and be patient.
  • Reduce in-car distractions since your full attention is required.
  • Use defroster and wipers.
  • Keep windows and mirrors free of snow and ice.
  • During whiteouts, come to a complete stop only when you can safely get as far off the road as possible or when there is a safe area to do so.
  • Use four-way flashers when traveling slowly.
  • Do not stop in the flow of traffic since this could create a chain-reaction collision.
  • Do not pass a vehicle moving slowly or speed up to get away from a vehicle that is following too closely.
  • Always buckle up and never drink and drive.

PennDOT is prepared, with plow trucks and other equipment ready. Salt, anti-skid and other materials are in good supply. Crews will be working around the clock if necessary to keep roads safe and passable.

Motorists are reminded that roadways will not be free of snow while precipitation is falling. With freezing temperatures, roads that look wet may be icy, and extra caution is needed when approaching bridges and highway ramps where ice can form without warning. Motorists should leave plenty of space – six car lengths — when following a truck that is plowing or spreading winter materials.

While PennDOT recommends not traveling during winter storms, motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should consider special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.

PennDOT also reminds citizens that downloadable materials, including home and car emergency kit checklists and emergency plan templates, are available at www.ReadyPA.org or by calling 1-888-9-READYPA. Citizens can find information about getting involved in local emergency response efforts and other volunteer opportunities through the Web site or the toll-free line.

For more information on winter driving and PennDOT operations, visit www.penndot.gov/winter.

For PennDOT regional information for major highways on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL

 

The PA Route 6 Alliance is reminding business and property owners in Warren,McKean, Potter and Tioga County that the deadline to apply for funding to improve the exterior of businesses is quickly approaching.

Applications for the regional façade grant program sponsored by the PA Route 6 Alliance and the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center) are due by December 22 at the Galeton office of the Alliance. Applications can be submitted electronically too.

The PA Route 6 and PA Wilds Regional Façade Program is intended enhance the attractiveness of the small towns within the PA Wilds and along the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor by helping commercial property owners and business owners in Warren, McKean, Potter and Tioga County improve the look of their buildings.

The PA Route 6 and PA Wilds Façade Program will provide funding to commercial building owners and business owners (with property owner approval) as well as non-profits, with the restoration of building facades within the targeted area. Eligible types of restoration activities include design assistance, a fresh coat of paint, new signage, and repairing or replacing an awning.

According to Terri Dennison of the PA Route 6 Alliance, the Façade program will fund about 32 façade projects at a maximum of $5000 each with a required 1:1 match. It will also make smaller matching signage grants available to 50 retail and host site establishments involved in The Wilds Cooperative, a visitor experience the PA Wilds Center is working to curate and grow.

The program is made possible thanks to an $183,000 Keystone Communities grant from the PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development (DCED), and project support funding from the PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR).

For more information about the PA Route 6 and PA Wilds Regional Façade Program, contact the PA Route 6 Alliance at 814-435-7706. Guidelines and applications can be found at www.paroute6.com/facade.

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and L&M Lumber teaming up for the house decorating contest this year.  Ten homes are listed on the ballot and voters select their top three selections.  New this year is the opportunity to select a home not on the ballot to receive honorable mention.

The addresses of the homes participating include, 412 West 6th Street, 114 West 4th Street, 1007 Bucktail Trail Highway Driftwood (Mason Farm), 110 West 7th Street, 2067 Rich Valley Road, 20 Kelly Road (Blackburn Circle), 79 Bomar Drive, 378 East Fifth Street Extension, 2846 Sizerville Road and 212 East 4th Street.  Ballots are available at L&M Lumber and the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce.  Voting ends Saturday, December 16.  The winners will receive Chamber Bucks and will be announced Monday, December 18.

A Columbia  Cross Roads woman was hurt in a one-vehicle accident last Thursday evening in Richmond Township, Tioga County. State police at Mansfield just last night, released details reporting Brandi Maki was headed east on Route 6 near the Roseville Road when her Chevrolet Trailblazer skidded and spun off the road, crossed to the other side,  hit an embankment, traveled over the embankment and overturned twice before coming to rest upside down in a nearby field. Maki was taken by ambulance to Troy Hospital and has been cited for speeding.

Sweden Township police are still looking for  a couple of intruders who were chased off property on the North Hollow Road last Tuesday morning. When a resident let her dogs out at around 10:30 am, the dogs  headed to the barn and began barking where two trespassers were located. One of them fired a gun and the dogs went back to the house. Both men were wearing camo clothing and ball caps. One has a beard and the other, blonde hair. They left the property in an older gray Ford single cab pick up with  damage to the front passenger side.

Anyone knowing these individuals or sees the vehicles should  call 911 immediately. Do not approach the truck.

A couple of thefts in Tioga County have been investigated by state police at Mansfield. A Tioga Township will probably not invite these guests again. Rayco Irean Teneyck had a part at her home on Old Keys Road Sunday night and after the guests left, she discovered several items had been stolen. Burglars stole a green 2000 Yamaha Grizzly ATV and a Springfield double barrel 16-gauge shotgun from a camp on West Hill Road in Delmar Township sometime since the first of October.The camp is owned by 79 year old Karl Latshaw of Berks County.

                                      Obituraies

Goldie M. Meacham, 89, of Olean, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Olean, after a long illness.

Born on February 14, 1928 in Shinglehouse, Pa., she was a daughter of Fred and Hazel Wheeler Osborne.  On November 30, 1946 in Coudersport, Pa., she married Paul E. Meacham, who passed away on April 29, 2008.

Goldie was employed at the former American Olean Tile Company for 22 years. She enjoyed animals and gardening.

Surviving are a son, Gary P. (Shirley) Meacham, Sr. of Clara, Pa.; a granddaughter, Lisa (Andrew) Sottolano; two grandsons, Gary P. (Amy) Meacham, Jr. and Eric (Jennifer) Meacham; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Grace Yentzer of Roulette and Alfreda Palmatier of Coudersport; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Goldie was predeceased by five sisters, Bea Stephens, Alyene Shaw, Ruth Gleason, Gloria Chapell and Beverly Smith; and a brother, Adelbert “Spud” Osborne.

At Goldie’s request, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.  Private burial services will be held on, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in Woodland Cemetery, Coudersport.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Goldie’s name may be made to the Friends of the Pines, 2245 W. State Street, Olean, NY 14760.

Goldie’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Goldie, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Kathleen Janice Cool, 72, of Austin, PA, passed away at her home on Sunday, December 10, 2017. She was born on January 16, 1945 in St. Marys, PA, the daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Fetterman) Green.

Kathleen loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching football and NASCAR, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers and driver, Davey Allison. Kathleen was a true homemaker and will be remembered for her kind-hearted nature.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law, Angela (Cool) and Richard Earle of Austin, PA; five grandchildren, Sloane (Joe Allen) Earle, James (Desi) Earle, Jordan Earle, Richard (Alexandria) Earle, Geraldine (David) Britton; 13 great grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Jean) Green; two sisters, Karen (Tango) Haviland and Linda Steis; sister-in-law, Lydia Green; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by three brothers, James, David, and Donald; her brother-in-law, Wayne Steis.

Kathleen’s services will be private and held at the convenience of her family.

To share your fondest memories of Kathleen, please visit thomasfickinger.com.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport, PA.

 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sunday’s high, 34; Overnight low, 25; ½” snow

MON-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF SNOW, HIGH 31

MON NIGHT-CLOUDY, WITH SNOW, LOW IN THE LOW 20s

TUE-SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS, HIGH 39

TUE NIGHT-SNOW SHOWERS, LOW 11

WED-SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS, HIGH IN THE UPPER 20s

WED NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW AROUND 10

 Coudersport woman killed in collision early Saturday morning….Details finally released about numerous crashes last week in area as deer continue to plague drivers….Speeding charges lodged against Mansfield driver…..mechanical malfunction blamed for accident in Rutland Township….Solid Waste worker pinned by car…..preliminary hearing scheduled for man accused of attacking Kane woman….pressure washers stolen from Shinglehouse residence….rifle, cross bow and chain saw taken from Tioga County hunting camp….

Obituaries: James “Jim” Terrette, Shinglehouse & Rober “Bob” Jackson, Coudersport

A Coudersport woman died in collision early Saturday morning on East Second Street in front of Sweden Valley Manor. State police report the accident occurred when 57 year old  Melissa Tracy of Coudersport pulled out to the east entrance on Sweden Valley Manor  at 1:15 am in front of a car driven by Kyler Rider of Coudersport which was headed east. His Buick Century hit the Tracy Honda Civic in the driver’s side. Tracy was taken to Charles Cole Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Rider was treated at the hospital for minor injuries. Police say the investigation is continuing.

Troopers at the Coudersport barracks got caught up on their paper work this weekend, finally releasing details about a number of crashes taking place last week. Both  Shinglehouse drivers escaped injury when their vehicles collided last Tuesday evening at the intersection W.Academy Street and Oswayo Street. Troopers relate the collision occurred when Donald Leilious made an improper left turn from Oswayo Street to W. Academy Street in front of  a car driven by Tierra Brown.

Deer continue to plague drivers across the region. Kristy Glassmire of Coudersport was not hurt when her Subaru CrossTrek collided with a deer on Route 44 in Hebron Township early last Thursday morning. A Wellsville, NY driver also escaped injury in a car/deer encounter early Thursday morning on Route 49 in Ulysses Township. Avy Barnett was headed east when the deer rant onto road and was struck by Barnett’s front bumper.

Minor injuries were reported for an Emporium driver following an accident on the Dividing Ridge Road in Homer Township Thursday afternoon. Katrina Reid was going uphill on Route 872 when her Mazda went out of control and d rifted into the opposite lane. When Reid tried to bring the car back into her lane, it spun off the road and hit a guard rail, then continued south before hitting the guardrail with the rear bumper before coming to rest in the middle of the southbound lane.

A worker at the Potter County Solid Waste Authority was hurt early Friday morning when he was hit by a car. State police revealed Louis Leyrer was actively working at the dump station when he was pinned between the back of a car driven by 71 year old Rosemary Belcher of Ulysses and a metal barrier. He was taken to Charles Cole Hospital complaining of ankle and chest pain.

No one was hurt tin a collision Friday afternoon in Bingham Township. According to Coudersport based state police the accident happened when Kevin Stabler of Williamsport was making a left turn into a parking lot and before he could completed  the turn, his International Harvester was hit by a Dodge Intrepid driven by Brentle Willow of Ulysses.

Speeding charges have been filed against a Mansfield driver after a crash last Thursday evening on Route 6 in Richmond Township. State police explained Ernest Maines was going west uphill when his Mercy Grand Marquis slid across the road and struck an embankment.

A mechanical malfunction is blamed for a one-vehicle accident late Friday night in Rutland Township, Tioga Co0unty. According to Mansfield based state police, Alex Handley of Millerton was headed west on Bailey Creek Road when the right driver side wheel assembly froze causing his Volvo S60 to cross the road, hit an embank and roll over onto its roof.

Ridgway based state police have arrested a  46 year old Kane man for aggravated assault and related crimes in connection to an attack Saturday  morning in  Highland  Township. Shawn Czeczely allegedly punched  50 year old Kane woman and the reportedly  hit her on the head face and body resulting in multiple broken ribs and a partially collapsed lung. The victim was treated at UPMC Kane. Czeczely was committed to the Elk County jail after being arraigned for aggravated assault, strangulation, simple assault and harassment before district Judge Martin. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for  December 20.

The theft of two black pressure washers from a Shinglehouse residence last month remains under investigation by state police a Coudersport. The equipment, owned by john Cyran of Shinglehouse was stolen from his Butter Creek property between November 5 and 12.

Troopers at the Mansfield barracks are looking for burglars who stole a rifle, crossbow and chain saw from a camp on Copp Hollow Road in Shippen Township between November 18 and last Thursday.

Criminals broke a window to get inside the Bates Hill  home of a 74 year old Tioga County man November 19 or 20. Several items were taken from the house.

DUI charges have been filed against 24 year old Sky Burroughs of Warren. State police at Kane allege when they stopped  her on  Route 155 in Turtlepoint just before 3:00 am November18, they found she was driving under the influence.

                                                  Obituaries

James F. “Jim” Terrette, 78, a lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, passed away at home with his loving wife by his side on Saturday, December 9, 2017, after a brief illness.

Born on September 1, 1939 in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Henry M. and Anah B. Taylor Terrette.  On March 26, 1964 in Ansbach, Germany, he married Carole E. Sutton, who survives.

Jim attended Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse.  He was employed by Dresser-Rand in Olean for many years, retiring in 2002.

Jim was a 64 year plus life member of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department.  He was a member of the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Wellsville.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting.  His greatest love was his family.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Timm C. (Susan) Terrette of Shinglehouse and Gair C. (Pamela) Terrette of Port Allegany; four grandchildren; two brothers, Gorden (Bonnie) Terrette of Acworth, Georgia and Garold “Jerry” (Betty) Terrette of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; three sisters, Peggy Leilous, Patricia Danforth, and Pudge (Don) Sturdevant, all of Shinglehouse; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by three sisters, Eva Simons, Marian Kemp, and Rebecca Stonemetz; and a brother, Henry M. “Bud” Terrette, Jr.

Family and friends called at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, on Sunday, December 10, 2017.

Private burial services were held on Monday, December 11, 2017 in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 115 Chamberlain Street, Wellsville, NY with Jack Cairns, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 115 Chamberlain Street, Wellsville, NY 14895 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Jim, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Robert D. “Bob” Jackson, 90, a longtime resident of Coudersport, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a short illness.

Born on April 2, 1927 in Kane, he was a son of Robert H. and Dorothy A. Lindblade Jackson.  On May 9, 1951 in Coudersport, he married Laura M. Thompson, who passed away on January 27, 1993. On June 21, 1997 in Coudersport, he married Margaret V. “Marg” Burt, who passed away on January 3, 2014.

Bob was a graduate of Kane High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving for four years during World War II.  He attended Bliss Electrical School in Washington, D.C.  He began his career at Bell Telephone Company first as a lineman and retiring as a switchman after many years of service.

Bob was a life member of Christ Episcopal Church in Coudersport where he served as a lay reader.  He was a committeeman for Boy Scout Troop 32 in Coudersport, a member of the Coudersport Service Club and was a member of the Coudersport Golf Club. He was also a member of the Coudersport American Legion Post 192 and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of Pennsylvania. He was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan and a Coudersport Falcons fan of anything involving the grandsons.

Bob was a member and Past Master of Eulalia Lodge #342 F. & A.M. in Coudersport, a member of the Coudersport Consistory, attaining the 33rd degree, a member of the Coudersport Council #63, a member of Coudersport Royal Arch Chapter #263, a member of Coudersport Lodge of Perfection, a member of Coudersport Council of Princes of Jerusalem, a member of Coudersport Council Chapter of Rose Croix, a DeMolay Chapter advisor for the Legion of Honor, a member of Arnold Royal Arch Chapter #254 in Port Allegany, a member of the Potter Commandery No. 69, a member of the Allegany County (NY) Shrine Club, and a member of the Jaffa Temple Shrine in Altoona.  In 2013 he proudly received his 70 year service pin from the Coudersport Consistory.

Surviving are three sons, Paul R. Jackson and Mark D. (Kathi) Jackson, both of Coudersport and Steven R. Chilson of Culpeper, VA; a daughter, Sherri L. (Jim) Snyder of Coudersport; seven grandsons; four great-granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wives, Bob was predeceased by a sister, Joann Williamson.

Friends may call from 11am to 1pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Coudersport Consistory, 111 East Second Street, Coudersport, where a memorial service will follow at 1pm with the Rev. Janis Yskamp, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Coudersport, officiating. Following, a Masonic memorial service will be conducted by members of Eulalia Lodge #342 F. & A.M. as well as a 33rd degree service.

Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery at the convenience of the family at a time and date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505; to Christ Episcopal Church, 601 North Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; to the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, 122 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Bob’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Bob, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Friday December 8, 2017

 

 

 

2017 Thanksgiving sunset

Thursday’s high, 35; Overnight low, 16; no precipitation

 FRI-A FEW CLOUDS, HIGH 30

FRI NIGHT-LOW 20

SAT-CLOUDS INCREASE, HIGH 31

SAT NIGHT-LOW 22

SUN-CHANCE OF SNOW HIGH 25

SUN NIGHT-LOW, 24

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Christmas in the Wilds and Christmas on Main Street Wellsboro being held this weekend….Theft of some gold pieces investigated by state police in Ridgway….Byrnedale woman and young passenger unhurt in weather related accident Thursday afternoon…..Lawrenceville man accused of DUI.

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2017 Thanksgiving sunset

There’s plenty to do this weekend across the region  to get you in the Christmas Spirit

Christmas in the Wilds on Saturday December 9 will feature a Yuletide Caroling Contest at 1:00pm in downtown Emporium.  Individuals and groups encouraged to take the stage and sing carols.  A panel of judges will select the winners.  This event is just one of several additions to the holiday celebrations in Cameron County.

 

Santa and his elves will set up shop in downtown Emporium at the Pennsylvania North Pole location through Elves will be available to wrap presents from 10-noon. Santa will visit the shop from 1-3.  The North Pole will be one of the stops at the Holiday House Tour  tonight which will feature Squares for Charity.  The squares created by members of the Cameron County Quilters will be showcased at Guy and Mary Felt Manor.  The quilts are ready to hang or used as a table topper.  Proceeds from the silent bids will go to the quilters’ charity of choice.  Paws & Claus Pet Supply is the stop for the coloring contest.  Santa will select the winners and prizes will come from the North Pole.

 

Tickets for the Holiday House Tour tonight  are limited.  They are $15 each and include a stop at Flowers N Things Open House, the North Pole, Guy and Mary Felt Manor, two homes and conclude at Aroma Café for appetizers, dessert and samples from Bearded Brewing.

 

Voting on the house decorating contest sponsored by L&M Lumber begins Friday December 8 and continues through Saturday December 16.  Ballots will be available in the local newspapers, Facebook and at both the chamber office and L&M Lumber.

 

Santa will start Saturday with breakfast at the Emporium Fire Hall with the Auxiliary.  Adults can eat for $5 and children $3.  Downtown vendors will set up with Santa’s reindeer.  Saturday night the event continues with the Emporium Community Dance at the Cameron County Vets at 8pm.

 

Information on any of the activities can be obtained from the chamber office at 34 East Fourth Street Emporium.

 

 

Christmas on Main Street will honor and celebrate the rich history of Wellsboro’s production of “Shiny Brites,” Christmas ornaments made from 1939 to the late 1950s when the town was known as “The Glass Ornament Capital of the World.”

Beginning at 10 a.m. both today and Saturday, Shiny Brites will be on display at 24 downtown locatins. For $5, buy a guidebook, including a passport at any ornament display location. Get the passport stamped at 10 or more of the Shiny Brite locations and turn it in by closing time at any of the 24 sites or no later than 11 p.m. on Saturday night at the front desk of the Sherwood Motel at 2 Main Street, the Penn Wells Lodge at 4 Main Street or the Penn Wells Hotel at 62 Main Street. At noon on Sunday, Dec. 10 at the Penn Wells Hotel’s Brunch with Santa, the three winners’ names will be drawn. Each will receive a basket of gift cards and merchandise valued at $100 or more. Those who enter the drawing need not be present to win.There will be lots more to see and do. On Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host a Christmas Craft and Vendor Fair at the hospital. More than 20 vendors will offer a variety of local crafts, candles, essential oils, woodworking, crocheted and knitted Christmas items, LuLaRoe clothing and more. Get a special meal deal and stay for lunch.

During Photos with Santa today from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Deane Center lobby, youngsters will visit with Santa, have their pictures taken with him and be given a free 4-by 6-inch color photograph. There will also be a magician, snacks, Christmas stories, a Christmas carol sing-along, a coloring contest with prizes and an ornament and holiday craft to make.

Also today, visitors can take photos with Krampus, Santa’s alter ego at From My Shelf Books & Gifts, stop at Timeless Destination for a Straub Brewery beer tasting and participate in a family friendly game night at Pop’s Culture Shoppe.

At 7:30 p.m. tonight  and Saturday, Hamilton-Gibson Productions will present performances of “A Fezziwig Christmas” in the Gallery at the Deane Center’s Warehouse Theatre. This Victorian variety show features singers, dancers, storytellers and comedians plus delicious foods and spiced cider, all wrapped up into one memorable evening.

On Saturday, visit the Inn on The Green to see local artist Heather Mee’s Wellsboro Woodland Creations, see the film “Home Alone” for $1 at the Arcadia Theater, meet children’s author Lannie Zimmer at From My Shelf Books & Gifts, stop in at Highland Chocolates for free chocolate factory tours and a free sampling of 12 flavors of chocolate bark and at Wellsboro House for a brewery tour and beer tasting. See the live Nativity on the Deane Center lawn; have lunch and listen to the Killarney Krew Irish folk band at the Penn Wells Hotel, sample Stonewall Kitchens products at Dunham’s Department Store and register to win prizes throughout the store and listen to the Wellsboro Men’s Chorus sing Christmas music in the Deane Center lobby.

There will be free trolley rides on Saturday with stops to pick up and drop off passengers at the Arcadia Theater, the Robinson House Museum, Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital, Highland Chocolates; From My Shelf Books & Gifts, Wellsboro House, etc.

On Sunday, Hamilton-Gibson Productions is presenting the Messiah Community Sing at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Pearl Street in Wellsboro. The public is invited to sing the choruses to the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” and hear Mansfield University choral students sing the solos or just listen. Admission is Pay-What-You-Can at the door. Proceeds will benefit the H-G Children and Youth Choirs.

For more information, visit Christmas on Main Street’s Facebook page or website www.wellsborochristmasonmainstreet.com or call 570-724-9334 or 570-724-2111.

Ridgway based state police are investigating a theft taking place sometime since the first of May. Thieves took two 24K gold dipped roses, a red and green glass rose and a maroon rose candle from the home of 60 year old Tammy Saline on the Ridge Road in Fox Township.

A Byrnedale woman and her young passenger escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in Fox Township. State police report Tylie Crum was going north of route 948 when a sudden snow storm developed and coated the dry pavement with snow. Her Jeep Liberty slide across the road and rolled over onto its roof before stopping. She was using a seat belt and a three year old girl was in a child safety seat.

DUI charges have been filed against a Lawrenceville man by state police at Mansfield. Troopers allege when they stopped Todd Williams on Route 287 at the Dollar General in Tioga at 11:30 pm October 13, they found he was driving under the influence.

 

 

 

 

Thursday’s high, 35; Overnight low, 16; no precipitation

 

FRI-A FEW CLOUDS, HIGH 30

FRI NIGHT-LOW 20

SAT-CLOUDS INCREASE, HIGH 31

SAT NIGHT-LOW 22

SUN-CHANCE OF SNOW HIGH 25

SUN NIGHT-LOW, 24

 

Christmas in the Wilds and Christmas on Main Street Wellsboro being held this weekend….Theft of some gold pieces investigated by state police in Ridgway….Byrnedale woman and young passenger unhurt in weather related accident Thursday afternoon…..Lawrenceville man accused of DUI.

 

There’s plenty to do this weekend across the region  to get you in the Christmas Spirit

Christmas in the Wilds on Saturday December 9 will feature a Yuletide Caroling Contest at 1:00pm in downtown Emporium.  Individuals and groups encouraged to take the stage and sing carols.  A panel of judges will select the winners.  This event is just one of several additions to the holiday celebrations in Cameron County.

 

Santa and his elves will set up shop in downtown Emporium at the Pennsylvania North Pole location through Elves will be available to wrap presents from 10-noon. Santa will visit the shop from 1-3.  The North Pole will be one of the stops at the Holiday House Tour  tonight which will feature Squares for Charity.  The squares created by members of the Cameron County Quilters will be showcased at Guy and Mary Felt Manor.  The quilts are ready to hang or used as a table topper.  Proceeds from the silent bids will go to the quilters’ charity of choice.  Paws & Claus Pet Supply is the stop for the coloring contest.  Santa will select the winners and prizes will come from the North Pole.

 

Tickets for the Holiday House Tour tonight  are limited.  They are $15 each and include a stop at Flowers N Things Open House, the North Pole, Guy and Mary Felt Manor, two homes and conclude at Aroma Café for appetizers, dessert and samples from Bearded Brewing.

 

Voting on the house decorating contest sponsored by L&M Lumber begins Friday December 8 and continues through Saturday December 16.  Ballots will be available in the local newspapers, Facebook and at both the chamber office and L&M Lumber.

 

Santa will start Saturday with breakfast at the Emporium Fire Hall with the Auxiliary.  Adults can eat for $5 and children $3.  Downtown vendors will set up with Santa’s reindeer.  Saturday night the event continues with the Emporium Community Dance at the Cameron County Vets at 8pm.

 

Information on any of the activities can be obtained from the chamber office at 34 East Fourth Street Emporium.

 

 

Christmas on Main Street will honor and celebrate the rich history of Wellsboro’s production of “Shiny Brites,” Christmas ornaments made from 1939 to the late 1950s when the town was known as “The Glass Ornament Capital of the World.”

Beginning at 10 a.m. both today and Saturday, Shiny Brites will be on display at 24 downtown locatins. For $5, buy a guidebook, including a passport at any ornament display location. Get the passport stamped at 10 or more of the Shiny Brite locations and turn it in by closing time at any of the 24 sites or no later than 11 p.m. on Saturday night at the front desk of the Sherwood Motel at 2 Main Street, the Penn Wells Lodge at 4 Main Street or the Penn Wells Hotel at 62 Main Street. At noon on Sunday, Dec. 10 at the Penn Wells Hotel’s Brunch with Santa, the three winners’ names will be drawn. Each will receive a basket of gift cards and merchandise valued at $100 or more. Those who enter the drawing need not be present to win.There will be lots more to see and do. On Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host a Christmas Craft and Vendor Fair at the hospital. More than 20 vendors will offer a variety of local crafts, candles, essential oils, woodworking, crocheted and knitted Christmas items, LuLaRoe clothing and more. Get a special meal deal and stay for lunch.

During Photos with Santa today from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Deane Center lobby, youngsters will visit with Santa, have their pictures taken with him and be given a free 4-by 6-inch color photograph. There will also be a magician, snacks, Christmas stories, a Christmas carol sing-along, a coloring contest with prizes and an ornament and holiday craft to make.

Also today, visitors can take photos with Krampus, Santa’s alter ego at From My Shelf Books & Gifts, stop at Timeless Destination for a Straub Brewery beer tasting and participate in a family friendly game night at Pop’s Culture Shoppe.

At 7:30 p.m. tonight  and Saturday, Hamilton-Gibson Productions will present performances of “A Fezziwig Christmas” in the Gallery at the Deane Center’s Warehouse Theatre. This Victorian variety show features singers, dancers, storytellers and comedians plus delicious foods and spiced cider, all wrapped up into one memorable evening.

On Saturday, visit the Inn on The Green to see local artist Heather Mee’s Wellsboro Woodland Creations, see the film “Home Alone” for $1 at the Arcadia Theater, meet children’s author Lannie Zimmer at From My Shelf Books & Gifts, stop in at Highland Chocolates for free chocolate factory tours and a free sampling of 12 flavors of chocolate bark and at Wellsboro House for a brewery tour and beer tasting. See the live Nativity on the Deane Center lawn; have lunch and listen to the Killarney Krew Irish folk band at the Penn Wells Hotel, sample Stonewall Kitchens products at Dunham’s Department Store and register to win prizes throughout the store and listen to the Wellsboro Men’s Chorus sing Christmas music in the Deane Center lobby.

There will be free trolley rides on Saturday with stops to pick up and drop off passengers at the Arcadia Theater, the Robinson House Museum, Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital, Highland Chocolates; From My Shelf Books & Gifts, Wellsboro House, etc.

On Sunday, Hamilton-Gibson Productions is presenting the Messiah Community Sing at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Pearl Street in Wellsboro. The public is invited to sing the choruses to the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” and hear Mansfield University choral students sing the solos or just listen. Admission is Pay-What-You-Can at the door. Proceeds will benefit the H-G Children and Youth Choirs.

For more information, visit Christmas on Main Street’s Facebook page or website www.wellsborochristmasonmainstreet.com or call 570-724-9334 or 570-724-2111.

Ridgway based state police are investigating a theft taking place sometime since the first of May. Thieves took two 24K gold dipped roses, a red and green glass rose and a maroon rose candle from the home of 60 year old Tammy Saline on the Ridge Road in Fox Township.

A Byrnedale woman and her young passenger escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in Fox Township. State police report Tylie Crum was going north of route 948 when a sudden snow storm developed and coated the dry pavement with snow. Her Jeep Liberty slide across the road and rolled over onto its roof before stopping. She was using a seat belt and a three year old girl was in a child safety seat.

DUI charges have been filed against a Lawrenceville man by state police at Mansfield. Troopers allege when they stopped Todd Williams on Route 287 at the Dollar General in Tioga at 11:30 pm October 13, they found he was driving under the influence.