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July 3

The Potter County Farmers Market will be  from 1:00 to 5:00. Here is a list of who will be there and what they plan to bring.

Card Creek Bakery will be there with a variety of breads and sweet treats.
Barbara’s Creations will be there with beeswax wraps, bags, scarves, baby shoes, puppets, and zipper jewelry.
Card Creek Wines will be there with a selection of artisanal wines.
Mile’s Farm Produce will be bringing green onions, radishes, salad greens, garlic scapes, chives, and radishes.
Mike Thompson will be bringing bets, greens, and red romaine lettuce. Also, Rough Ryder Brand knives, and will be available to sharpen kitchen knives.
Mahlon Davenport will be there with wood crafts, bowls, bird houses, feeders, clocks, plant boxes, and rhubarb.
Judy Nobles will be there with cool ties and face masks, all $5.00 each.
Come and shop with us July 2nd!

July 1

Beginning today, the 2020 Endless Mountain Virtual Music Festival is available online. Featured are video concerts recorded and submitted by guest musicians who were to perform this summer in Pennsylvania and New York during the live 17 concerts in 17 days event. All of the online concerts are free and available to everyone. All 2020 pre-purchased season passes will be honored in 2021. To learn more, visit or call the Endless Mountain Music Festival Box Office at 570-787-7800.To access the 2020 Virtual Endless Mountain Music Festival and view each of the concerts and tribute to essential workers individually use this link It is available on the Endless Mountain Music Festival’s website at, the EMMF Facebook page at Endless Mountain Music Festival, at Instagram@endlessmountainmusicfestival, or Twitter@EMMusicfestival.

July 1-30

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The raccoons read the classified ad section in The Wellsboro Gazette to find their first ninja job.

Where are the Totally Ninja Raccoons? They will be hiding in 21 Wellsboro area businesses the entire month of July.

Every July for seven years in a row, From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 7 East Avenue hosted the Candlewick Press search for Where’s Waldo, the publisher’s iconic cartoon character. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Candlewick cancelled the 2020 hunt.

In response, the local bookstore owned by author Kevin Coolidge decided to host the “Where Are the Totally Ninja Raccoons” search based on Coolidge’s “Totally Ninja Raccoon” action series for 7 to 10-year-old reluctant readers. The eight books in the series are about the three raccoon brothers who become ninjas.

The hunt for the brothers begins on Wednesday, July 1 at 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. This event gives both locals and tourists of all ages an opportunity to play.

Each participating business will have free passports, listing all of the businesses where searchers can find the Ninja Raccoons. When a customer spots the raccoons, the business will stamp or sign the individual’s passport.

Nina Raccoon seekers should make sure their names and contact information are included on their passports before submitting them. All passports must be turned in at From My Shelf Books & Gifts no later than 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. Passports will NOT be accepted after 6 p.m. on July 30 for prize eligibility.

“Visiting kids sometimes worry about not having time to search at all 21 businesses,” said Kasey Coolidge, manager of From My Shelf Books. “We reassure them that everyone who plays has a chance to win prizes sponsored by the participating businesses,” she said.

“For each place you find the Ninja Raccoons and get your passport signed, your name goes on a ticket in the prize jar. We will draw for prizes at the Ninja Party on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Winners need not be present to win.”

Prizes include gift certificates to and items donated by participating businesses; a variety of books and Wellsboro Chamber bucks.

The Ninja Raccoons will be hiding in the following Wellsboro area businesses: Café 1905 and a second location on the first floor at Dunham’s Department Store at 45 Main Street; Wild Asaph Outfitters at 71 Main Street; C.S. Sports at 81 Main Street; Peggy’s Candies & Gifts at 82 Main Street; In My Shoes at 85 Main Street; Garrison’s Men’s & Ladies Shop at 89-91 Main Street; Tioga Office Products at 96 East Avenue; Highland Chocolates Factory at 11724 Route 6, Charleston Township; The Farmer’s Daughters at 11719 Route 6, Charleston Township; Karen’s Country Store at 15 Main Street; Tony’s Italian Cuisine at 3 Main Street; Wellsboro House Restaurant & Brewery at 34 Charleston Street; the Frog Hut at 132 Tioga Street; Pag-Omar Farms Market & Restaurant at 222 Butler Road, Delmar Township; CBJ Collective Gift Shop and Piano Studio at 152 Main Street (formerly the West End Market Cafe); The Yellow Basket & Ice Cream Shop at 2744 Route 660 (on the way to the Canyon); Omi Of The Canyon gift shop and food at 4181 Route 660, near Leonard Harrison State Park; Wellsboro Mini Mall at 5 East Avenue, Suite 101; Krout’s Creations and More at 5 East Avenue, Suite 102; and host: From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 7 East Avenue.

July 2

State Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) will resume monthly satellite office hours 2, at the following locations:

Emporium Borough Office – 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon.

Services available include assisting constituents with state-related issues or concerns, assistance with driver license and vehicle registration applications, and help in filling out applications for various state programs, such as the senior citizen Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE prescription drug assistance programs.

People who cannot make the satellite sessions may contact Causer’s offices in Bradford at 78 Main St., first floor, telephone 814-362-4400; or Coudersport, 107 S. Main St., Room 1, telephone 814-274-9769; or Kane, 55 Fraley St., telephone 814-837-0880. Information is also available at or on Facebook at

July 3

Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro  is  hosting  a free jam session featuring nine musicians, will begin at 6:00p.  Take lawn chairs and blankets and sit on the grass in front of the outdoor stage or on Central Avenue, which will be closed to traffic between Main and Water streets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for this event to provide space for social distancing.

July 6

Community Blood Bank will have a blood drive @ UPMC Soldiers and Sailors in Wellsboro from, 12p-5p.

July 7

Photo by Gerri Miller

The Coudersport Arboretum Association will meet at 5 pm at the Gunzburger Building.Topics for discussion at next month’s meeting include upcoming events, dates for their annual August music night performances, ways to expand public outreach and collaborate with local groups and organizations.The group recently crated a public facebook page, “Coudersport Arboretum Association” where historical photos, maintenance projects, upcoming events and how to support the Arboretum

July  10

Radio play auditions for people of all ages will be held  between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.Saturday July 11, and Sunday, July 12 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Short sections of scripts known as sides will be provided to registered participants in advance.

The deadline to schedule a time to audition is today . Auditions are in one-hour increments so not more than eight individuals will be in the theater at any given time. This will help ensure participants’ safety by providing space to follow CDC social distancing guidelines and time to disinfect all surfaces between each audition. The radio plays will be presented during the festival, which will be online this year so the audience can hear the performances in their homes. Each day of the festival a new slate of classic and contemporary audio dramas and comedies performed by voice actors with live music and sound effects will be posted to Hamilton-Gibson’s website for the public. Among the classic radio plays being performed will be The Whistler, Easy Aces, Sam Spade, Fibber McGee and Mollie, Popeye the Sailor, and Gunsmoke. Contemporary radio shows will be “The Pepperoni’s” by Eric Coble, The Firesign Theater’s “Sesame Mucho” and an adaptation of “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Several original radio plays have been written for the 2020 festival such as “DadTective” and the return of “Community Pet Corner,” both by Sarah Knight.

To schedule an audition time and receive a script section, email or call Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 570-724-2079.

July 10-19

Photo by John Eaton

Performances of the romantic comedy “Almost, Maine” will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, July 10 & 11 and July 17 & 18, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, July 12 & 19 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Linda Iseri (pictured) knocks on Danny’s door as the scene “Story of Hope” begins. Not shown is Ramon Duterte who plays Danny. Because seating is limited due to social distancing protocols, it is strongly recommended that people purchase tickets in advance via the HG website at, online at, by calling 570-724-2079 with credit card information or emailing and mailing a check to Hamilton-Gibson Productions, Attention Almost, Maine, 29 Water Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. All seats will be reserved. Audience members will wear facial coverings throughout the performance. Tickets are $14 for adults and $6 for youth, 18 and under. Tickets sold at the door will be $15 for adults and $7 for youth.


July 16

Gabe Hakvaag

Photo by John Eaton


Sean Bartlett

Photo by Kaitlyn Bartlett

As part of the Tune in To Radio HG radio play festival, Hamilton-Gibson Productions is presenting a special sound effects workshop online as a live-stream event via Zoom from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop is free and limited to the first 40 people who register on or before Thursday, July 16.

Now in its fourth year, the radio play festival will include classic and contemporary radio dramas performed by voice actors accompanied by live music and special sound effects this August.

The workshop will explore designing and performing special sound effects in audio dramas. Presenters are Sean Bartlett who has designed and performed sound effects for the festival for several years, and Gabe Hakvaag, who has produced and directed audio plays for more than two decades, including for the Tune In To Radio HG Festival he founded in 2017.

To register for the Sound Effects Workshop, email Hamilton-Gibson Productions at WBFRHG@gmail or call 570-724-2079 by July 16.

July 20

Community Blood Bank will have a blood drive @ UPMC Cole 12-5p

August 3

Community Blood Bank will have a blood drive @ UPMC Soldiers and Sailors in Wellsboro from, 12p-5p.

August 22

The Shakespeare On Its Feet Workshop offered by the Hamilton-Gibson Women’s Project has been moved from April 25 to Saturday, Aug. 22 in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue, Wellsboro.

Being presented by Jessie Thompson, this workshop will offer a fun and creative day of language and theatre for anyone who is experienced or brand-new to acting. Discover how the language and stories of Shakespeare are still playable, relatable, and relevant today. Playing Shakespeare will give actors the opportunity to explore their range: physically, emotionally, and vocally.

During the morning session, participants will experiment with some physical and vocal exercises and then apply them to the text. In the afternoon session, registrants will work on short scenes (provided) and/or any monologues they might want to bring.

The registration fee is $10 to attend either the morning or the afternoon session or $15 to attend both.

To register, call 570-724-2079 or email

This workshop is sponsored 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.

September 6
CANYON PILOTS ASSOCIATION MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FLY-IN BREAKFAST IS Cancelled  due to the coronavirus crisis. It was set for Sunday, May 24 at the Wellsboro Johnston Airport at 112 Runway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901.All proceeds from both the Memorial and Labor day breakfasts are used to support youth interested in aviation. However, the All-You-Can-Eat Labor Day Weekend Fly-In Breakfast indoors at the commercial corporate hangar at the Wellsboro Johnston Airport rain or shine.   It is open to the public.  On the menu are ham, eggs, buckwheat pancakes, coffee and orange juice. Requested is a donation of $8 for adults and $3 for youngsters ages 3 to 8 years old. Children 2 and under will be admitted free.
Weather permitting, pilots in various types of full-size aircraft will fly to the airport for the breakfast. The public is welcome to watch them land and take off and talk to pilots about their “flying machines.” In addition, airplane rides will be available for a fee, weather permitting. During the breakfast, visitors can try out the airport’s Redbird TD-2 flight simulator for free in the terminal  Software for all public airports in the United States, including the Wellsboro airport is installed on the simulator. It can be configured as a simple single engine airplane up to a complex, high performance aircraft. Members of the Canyon Country Ultralight Club will have a display of ultralight aircraft outdoors and the Mountain Modelaires will display radio controlled airplanes, quadcopters and helicopters inside the corporate hangar. Parking is free. Handicapped parking is available.

September 12

The 11th annual Old Time Farm Show and threshing will be held at the Klein Family Century Farm in Mina, PA. No charge for admission. Event will be held rain or shine. Pleas no pets or smoking near the buildings. All person attending this show enter the property and participate at their own risk. Event strts

September 21

Community Blood Bank will have a blood drive @ UPMC Cole 12-5p

September 14

Community Blood Bank will have a blood drive @ UPMC Soldiers and Sailors in Wellsboro from, 12p-5p.

October 5

Community Blood Bank will have a blood drive @ UPMC Soldiers and Sailors in Wellsboro from, 12p-5p.

November 9

Community Blood Bank will have a blood drive @ UPMC Soldiers and Sailors in Wellsboro from, 12p-5p.

November 16

Community Blood Bank will have a blood drive @ UPMC Cole 12-5p

December 7

Community Blood Bank will have a blood drive @ UPMC Soldiers and Sailors in Wellsboro from, 12p-5p.

July – August 2021
The Endless Mountain Music Festival Board of Directors has announced that the festival’s 15th anniversary celebration will be held next summer in 2021 rather than this summer.
“We were going to hold a big celebration for our 15th anniversary this summer but in light of the coronavirus crisis felt it necessary to put the health and safety of our musicians, staff, volunteers and audience first,” said Board President Ardell Thomas.
“Maestro Stephen Gunzenhauser and EMMF Executive Director Cynthia Long are working with the involved musicians and composers to move all of the concerts planned for this year to next year,” Thomas said. “As soon as the 2021 schedule is finalized, we will contact those who purchased tickets in advance for the 2020 festival so they can choose the concerts they want to attend between July 16 and Aug. 1, 2021.
“Then, tickets will also be made available for purchase to both the EMMF Jazz Fest concert in March of 2021 and to the 2021 summer festival, including individual shows, a flexible pass for any six concerts or a season pass to attend them all,” said Thomas.
Performing in the summer of 2021 will be a national and international selection of world-class musicians. Among them will be guest artists and the 62 members of the Festival Symphony Orchestra.
There will be a different show every evening for 16 nights during this 17-day event with performances in Knoxville, Mansfield, Tioga and Wellsboro in Tioga County, at Cherry Springs State Park outdoors under the stars in Potter County and in New York in Corning in Steuben County and Elmira in Chemung County.
Ten of the 17 will be chamber concerts offered Sundays through Thursdays with a show a night from July 18 to 22 and July 25 to 29, 2021. Two of the 10 are free. Three of the orchestra concerts will be on consecutive Friday nights in Mansfield on July 16 and 23 and 30, 2021 and three on consecutive Saturday nights in Corning, N.Y. on July 17. 24 and 31, 2021.
The 17th concert, which will be the seventh concert featuring the Festival Symphony Orchestra, will be free and held rain or shine on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 1, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wellsboro Johnston Airport, near Wellsboro.
Youth, 20 and under, are admitted FREE to all festival concerts.
To learn more, visit or call the Endless Mountain Music Festival Box Office at 570-787-7800.