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The Roulette Township Recycling Center is open noon-4pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Closed Wednesday.

The Roulette Township Library is open 10a-1p, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.


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February 22

There will be a Fish Fry from 4:00 to 6:30p at St. Eulalia’s Parish Center in Coudersport.

February 22 & 23

The last two performance of Hamilton-Gibson’s production of “You Can’t Take It With You” are at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, Feb. 22 and 7:30 p.m.  this Saturday, Feb. 23 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

The play is sponsored in part by the Wellsboro Electric Company. Admission for adults of all ages is $12 and $6 for youth, 18 and under. Purchase tickets online at the HG website at hamiltongibson.org or via links to TicketLeap on HG’s Facebook page or at the door.

February 23

Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church will have a free community spaghetti dinner starting at 4p

February 23

Photo by John Eaton

Mary Beth Logue is shown with one of her Alaskan husky sled dogs. She will have eight to twelve of her huskies with her at the Pine Creek Rail Trail at 9 a.m. for a display and presentation.

“With the unpredictability of this week’s weather, we can’t guarantee a quality event that is safe for mushers and their dogs and skijorers so we’re going to Plan B,” said Mary Beth Logue in announcing the decision to cancel this Saturday’s Canyon Sled Dog Challenge.

The Challenge is a mid-distance event on the Pine Creek Rail Trail that covers a total of 18 miles from Ansonia to Tiadaghton and back to Ansonia. Its purpose is to test the abilities of skijorers – cross-country skiers pulled by one to three dogs and teams of 6 to 8 sled dogs and their mushers.

Plan B is a special free event for the public at 9 a.m.  at the Darling Run Access to the Pine Creek Rail Trail. To get to the Darling Run Access, take Route 6 from Wellsboro to Shippen Township, turn onto Route 362, drive about 1.5 miles, turn right, enter the access area slowly and park.

Mary Beth Logue, a mid-distance sled dog racer who lives in Trout Run, Pa. will have eight to twelve of her Alaskan huskies with her at Darling Run as well as racing equipment and supplies. “I am also inviting other mushers to participate with their dogs,” she said. “We may also run on the trail if conditions are safe.”

At Darling Run, Logue will give short presentations about mushing and visitors will have the opportunity to dress like a musher and stand behind a sled so a friend or relative can take their photo.

Volunteers will be at the Pine Creek Rail Trail’s Darling Run Access with beverages available for a donation. The proceeds will benefit Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries.

“My dogs are friendly so people can walk up to them,” Logue said.

She trains her own dogs and has entered her team in mid-distance races of 30 to 150 miles in New England, Michigan, Maine and one in the Allegheny National Forest in Warren County, Pa. Each race has its own rules,” Logue said.

At 11 a.m., this Saturday, Logue will also have her huskies, sled and equipment on display at the Burnin’ Barrel at the Ansonia Valley Inn in Shippen Township (GPS Address: 5440 Route 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901). This will give people a second opportunity to meet this musher and her dogs as well as dress like a musher and stand behind Logue’s sled to have their photos taken for free. The Burnin’ Barrel will open at 11 a.m. for lunch. There will be three varieties of Straub beer on tap. A representative from Straub will be on hand with a limited supply of T-shirts and pint glasses. Straub Brewery of St. Marys, Pa. is the sponsor of the challenge.

For more information about this Saturday’s events, call the chamber at 570-724-1926 or email info@wellsboropa.com.

February 23

The First Annual Galeton Library Gala will be held at the Galeton VFW from 8p-midnight. Semi-Formal Dress. Must be 21 and older to attend. $25 per ticket includes, Door prizes, Hors d’oeuves, dessert and cas bar. Music provided by Axxes. All Proceeds will benefit the Galeton Public Library.

February 24

Nifty Nifty Jeff Major is turning 50! Come join us to celebrate Sunday February 24th from 10a-1pAt the Fishing creek United Methodist Church.r send cards to :

2326 Sartwell Creek Road

Port Allegany pa 16743

Elk Country Visitors Center

February 23: Go Teach: Snowshoeing- Educator Workshop

Attention Educators! Join us for our GO Teach snowshoeing workshop on February 23rd from 9-4! This workshop is for formal and non-formal educators. Attendees will learn about the history of snowshoeing, using snowshoeing for fitness and will enjoy an afternoon snowshoe through the property surrounding the Elk Visitor Center. Participants will receive 6 ACT 48 Credit Hours and the GO Teach: Snowshoeing curriculum. Snacks will be provided, attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. For registration please call 814-787-5173, registration deadline is February 14th and is limited to 25 participants

 

 February 24 @ 2:00 – Native and Exotic Insects w/ Natalie Aiello

Are you curious about BUGS!? Have a child who is curious about the creepy-crawlies? Join guest speaker Natalie Aiello, PSU extension 4-H Educator, as she teaches us all about native and exotic insects! Take this opportunity to check out her pet hissin’ cockroaches.

Lyman Run

February 23

Leave the Day Use Area parking lot at Lyman Run State Park (GPS address: 454 Lyman Run Road, Galeton, PA 16922)at 9 a.m to go on a one to two-hour hike with outdoorsmen Chip Harrison and John Halter to explore several areas that are off the beaten path. This free hike is considered moderate to difficult and is for more experienced hikers due to some climbing and off-trail travel. Participants should dress in layers and bring plenty of snacks, water and/or hot beverages and hiking staffs, trekking poles or walking sticks. The hike will be cancelled if the weather is severe. For information, call Harrison at (814) 435-2518 or the park at (814) 435-5010.

February 23 -Winter Tree Identification  at 1:00pm to 3:00pm 

Don’t get stumped by winter trees! Join park staff to discover tips and tricks on identifying common Pennsylvania trees during the winter season. Program will begin indoors then head out for a short hike to practice ID skills. In the Wildlife Center Classroom. Sinnemahoning State Park, Wildlife Center Classroom

February 24

Oswald Cycle Works is sponsoring Mountain and Snow Bike Rides starting at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Northern Appalachian Research Branch at 176 Straight Run Road in Asaph in Shippen Township, eight miles west of Wellsboro. Rides will also take place  Sundays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31,For weekly updates on equipment and clothing requirements based on weather conditions, contact Tom Oswald at 570-662-3097 or tom@oswaldcycleworks.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/OswalCycleWorks/.

 February 27

The Bath VA Medical Center is hosting a Job Fair for nurses from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at their newly renovated Community Living Center, Building 78, first floor dining area. Current openings include RNs, LPNs and NAs.VA provides a generous benefits package that includes a competitive salary; excellent health care insurance and retirement benefits; generous vacation and sick leave; continuing education opportunities; as well as help with education debt reduction. To apply bring a copy of your resume, licensure and driver’s license.  tours will be available of the newly renovated ommunity Living Neighborhood as well as light refreshments. Join the Bath VA’s nursing team and start  meaningful career caring for the men and women who served or who are currently serving our country. For more information call (607) 664-4726.

February 27

Representative Martin Causer’s staff will be holding property tax/rent rebate clinics today at  the Harrison Valley Community Building, 205 E. Main St., Harrison Valley – 9:30-10:30 a.m.

The Emporium Senior Center, 213 ½ S. Maple St., Emporium – 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Appointments preferred. Call 814-486-3707.)

The  Port Allegany Senior Center, 216 N. Main St., Port Allegany – 1-2:30 p.m.

Staff members also provide assistance at his offices in Coudersport, Kane and Bradford. All are free of charge. Residents are reminded to take  all necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately.

The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. Eligibility income limits are set at $15,000 for renters and $35,000 for homeowners, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits. Also, applicants with veterans disability benefits and/or pensions do not need to declare that income.

For more information, visit www.RepCauser.com or contact Causer’s district offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor, phone 814-362-4400); Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1, phone 814-274-9769) or Kane (55 Fraley St., phone 814-837-0880).

February 28

Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) is teaming up with officials from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) to host a fun and informative evening for anglers preparing for the upcoming fishing season.The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Whitneyville Fairgrounds in Wellsboro, Tioga County.During the meeting, attendees will have an opportunity to meet the new Fish and Boat Commission executive director, Tim Shaeffer, and enjoy presentations by officials on topics of interest to anglers. There will also be time for questions following the presentations.

“This event will give attendees a chance to learn more about the vision for the future of the commission and how it may impact the sport of fishing in Pennsylvania,” said Owlett. “This is an event not to be missed.”

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling Owlett’s offices in Wellsboro at (570) 724-1390 or Troy at (570) 297-3045 or RSVP online at www.RepOwlett.com.

February 23

Leave the Day Use Area parking lot at Lyman Run State Park (GPS address: 454 Lyman Run Road, Galeton, PA 16922)at 9 a.m to go on a one to two-hour hike with outdoorsmen Chip Harrison and John Halter to explore several areas that are off the beaten path. This free hike is considered moderate to difficult and is for more experienced hikers due to some climbing and off-trail travel. Participants should dress in layers and bring plenty of snacks, water and/or hot beverages and hiking staffs, trekking poles or walking sticks. The hike will be cancelled if the weather is severe. For information, call Harrison at (814) 435-2518 or the park at (814) 435-5010.

March 2

Noon-2:00p-Intro to Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing is March 2 at Sinnemahoning State ParkJoin park staff afor a free, fun introduction to the popular sport of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing  This program is for first-timers as well as those with more experience. All equipment and instruction will be provided. A limited number of adult-sized skis and both adult and youth-sized snowshoes are available. Because equipment is limited, pre-registration is required by Wednesday, Feb. 27. The program will begin indoors in the classroom at the Park Office & Wildlife Center with a brief introduction and an overview of the equipment and then move outdoors where staff will teach basic techniques and give participants an opportunity to practice their skills before venturing out on the trail. All participants should dress for the weather, wearing layers of moisture-wicking fabrics. If there is not sufficient snow cover, park staff will offer a winter nature hike instead. Registered participants will be notified of the status of the program by Thursday Feb. 28. For more information or to register, call the park at 814-647-8401.

FMI:

To learn more about all Winter Outings events, most of which are free, or for updates, trail conditions, directions and more, call 570-724-0300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays or visit https://www.stepoutdoors.org. Snow and ice updates are also posted on Facebook at Step Outdoors Tioga County PA.

March 3

Oswald Cycle Works is sponsoring Mountain and Snow Bike Rides starting at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Northern Appalachian Research Branch at 176 Straight Run Road in Asaph in Shippen Township, eight miles west of Wellsboro. Rides will also take place  Sundays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31,For weekly updates on equipment and clothing requirements based on weather conditions, contact Tom Oswald at 570-662-3097 or tom@oswaldcycleworks.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/OswalCycleWorks/.

March 3

March 5

Representative Martin Causer’s staff will be holding a property tax/rent rebate clinic today at  the Bradford Senior Center, 60 Campus Drive, Bradford – 9:30-11:30 a.m. Staff members also provide assistance at his offices in Coudersport, Kane and Bradford. All are free of charge Residents are reminded to take  all necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately.

The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. Eligibility income limits are set at $15,000 for renters and $35,000 for homeowners, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits. Also, applicants with veterans disability benefits and/or pensions do not need to declare that income.

For more information, visit www.RepCauser.com or contact Causer’s district offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor, phone 814-362-4400); Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1, phone 814-274-9769) or Kane (55 Fraley St., phone 814-837-0880).

March 6

Representative Martin Causer’s staff will be holding a property tax/rent rebate clinic today at  the Oswayo Valley Senior Center, 106 S. Oswayo St., Shinglehouse – 9:30-11 a.m.and at the Coudersport Senior Center, 171 Route 6 West, Coudersport – 1-2:30 p.m.

Residents are reminded to take  all necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately.

The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. Eligibility income limits are set at $15,000 for renters and $35,000 for homeowners, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits. Also, applicants with veterans disability benefits and/or pensions do not need to declare that income.

For more information, visit www.RepCauser.com or contact Causer’s district offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor, phone 814-362-4400); Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1, phone 814-274-9769) or Kane (55 Fraley St., phone 814-837-0880).

March 6 & 7

Coudersport Public Library will host free children’s and adult events with the acclaimed musical duo Simple Gifts Simple Gifts is an award-winning duo that plays everything from Celtic to Klezmer.

A  Ukulele Workshop for ages eight and up will be held Wednesday, March 6, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Children will learn the basics of strumming and finger picking, and participants will perform with Simple Gifts in concert the following evening. Instruments will be provided.

An interactive Children’s Concert for ages three to six will be presented on Thursday, March 7 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Participants will hear Simple Gifts’ instruments, learn about their history, and get a basic understanding of how the instruments work, along with how music influences culture. Interactive segments include percussion instruments, singing and hand motions.

Local musicians of all abilities are invited to take their instruments (or voices) to a Musicians’ Workshop on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. Members of Simple Gifts will address issues of how to play together, how to achieve a good band sound, and how to arrange folk music to be interesting for an audience. Together, the group will arrange a piece of music to perform the following evening.

The public concert on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. will feature a wide variety of ethnic folk music, from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to Gypsy melodies and exotic dance tunes. Children who attended the previous day’s ukulele workshop will perform, followed by the piece arranged and performed by musicians from the prior night’s session. Finally, Simple Gifts will play traditional music from several cultures on 10-12 varied instruments, accompanied by educational narrative about the music, instruments and cultures.

Advance sign-up for the children’s and adult workshops is required by Friday, March 1; call the Library at 274-9382 or stop in to register. All events are free and open to the public. Simple Gifts’ appearance at the Coudersport Public Library is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and by a grant from the Potter County Commissioners.

March 14 & 21

A Beginning Watercolors class with Jessie Vaughn will be held March 21 and 28 at Jessie’s Studio Gallery at Abundant Blessings Main Street Coudersport.

In this class Jessie will teach students  about watercolor paints, surfaces to paint on, brushes and how to preserve paintings.  Students will learn several techniques including: blending, layering, lifting, wet-on-wet, and dry brush. Students should be able to finish at least one small painting. Class times are 6:00 to 7:30pm  on March 21 and 10:00 to 11:30am on March 28.

The cost is $10 per person. Registration deadline is March 14th OR March 21st, so call (814) 274-4877 or visit www.pottercountyedcouncil.org to register today.

March 30

There will be fundraising event at the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Hall on March 30, 2019 @ 6pm.to raise money for free swimming  lessons for all Potter County kids .Entertainment will include Chinese, silent and live auctions as well as other raffles. Tickets are available for $20 and food will be provided by Bones & Banter.

June 3

The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop C will host Camp Cadet at Clarion University July 28-Agust 2, 2019Camp Cadet is a summer camp for boys and girls from Pennsylvania between the ages of twelve to fifteen. The camp staffed by Troopers, local police officers and many other volunteers. The goal of Camp Cadet is to introduce participants to the diverse criminal justice system and establish a positive relationship with law enforcement personnel. Troop C Camp Cadet is open to all youth Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean Counties and is structured similar to training at the police academy. All participants who attend camp cadet are addressed as “Cadet” during the week. Cadets are required to participate in all scheduled events. The camp focuses on discipline, self-esteem, teamwork, drug and alcohol education, violence prevention and many other issues facing today’s youth. The $20 non-refundable fee is only  $20 per person as the camp is funded primarily through private donations. Complete applications must be received no later than today.Contact: Tpr. Bruce Morris, at the Ridgway Barracks  (814) 776-6136