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Wedding Feature – December 7, 2018

The DOs and DON’Ts of Restaurant Proposals

Marriage proposals inside restaurants are popular ways to pop the question. Many couples find proposing over a candlelit meal is a romantic way to get engaged, providing a perfect setting to begin a life together.

Even though restaurant proposals have been popularized by television sitcoms and movies on the big screen, those taking this route should do some homework before sitting down to eat. As with all components of wedding planning, it’s essential to get the proposal right to create lasting, positive memories.

  • DO choose a place with the right ambience. If you do not have a favorite restaurant in mind, go online and do some research for picturesque or romantic establishments. Many online reviews now include images, which can help you find the right setting.
  • DO make a reservation. An engagement should not be left to chance. Call ahead and speak with a manager and mention that you will be orchestrating a proposal. Find out if the restaurant will help you make it extra special. Some may decorate your table with favorite flowers or provide a specific champagne once the proposal has been accepted.
  • DON’T propose at the beginning of the meal. Set the scene with conversation and start to enjoy as much of the food as possible. Take time to enjoy the service, food and beverages. Some appetizers and a little wine in your stomach can ease pre-proposal jitters as well.
  • DON’T forget the ring. The ring is its own spectacle, but there are ways to present it in an even more glorious light. Plan ahead so that the ring is tied to an exquisite tea cup brought out during dessert service. Or, if you’re worried about putting the ring in the hands of others, bring along a hand-painted plate that asks “Will You Marry Me?” The wait staff can cover the question with the entreé or a dessert. As your partner eats, the message will become clear.
  • DO expect a scene. Proposing marriage in a restaurant is bound to cause a big reaction – tears included. If you’re not comfortable with public displays, you may want to reconsider popping the question in such a public setting.
  • DO consider a weeknight. Restaurants are less busy on weeknights than weekends, so you can expect a more intimate setting Monday through Thursday than you might find Friday through Sunday. Restaurant proposals are traditional, and there are various ways to make them just right.

 

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Penny Pets – November 2018

It’s time to vote for the cutest critter!

If you have a pet that you believe is the cutest, please submit
a picture for a chance to be Penny Pet of the Month!
Email it to mansfieldpennysaver@gmail.com, or submit it through Facebook!

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Wedding Feature – November 2, 2018

How To Curtail Wedding Spending and Still Impress Guests

Tying the knot can be an expensive endeavor. According to The Knot 2017 Real Weddings Study, which surveyed nearly 13,000 brides and grooms in the United States who got married in 2017, the average cost of a wedding was more than $33,000.
That figure may surprise some couples planning their weddings, many of whom may not be able to afford spending so much on their ceremonies and receptions. Couples may feel pressure to compete with friends and relatives whose weddings they have attended in the past, and that may compel some to stretch their budgets and even go into debt to finance their nuptials. However, there are ways for couples to curtail their wedding spending and impress guests at the same time.

  • Trim the guest list. The 2017 Real Weddings Study found that couples spent an average of $268 per guest in 2017. Many couples are recognizing that smaller guest lists are a great way to lower wedding spending, and The Knot study found that the average guest count decreased from 149 in 2009 to 136 in 2017. Trimming the guest list may seem harsh, but couples who work together need not cut their guest lists in half. By working together, couples can likely find between 10 and 15 acquaintances on their initial lists who won’t be offended if they’re not invited. Couples who spend the 2017 average per guest can save nearly $3,000 by removing just 10 people from their guest lists.
  • Expand your venue horizons. A greater number of couples are looking beyond traditional wedding venues and opting for more unique locales to tie the knot. The 2017 Real Weddings Study found that 15 percent of 2017 weddings were held on farms, ranches and even in barns, while just 2 percent of weddings were hosted in such venues in 2009. The growing popularity of unique wedding venues may make some locations more expensive than couples anticipate, but a willingness to tie the knot in a unique venue greatly increases couples’ options, improving the chances they will find more affordable venues.
  • Cut back on guest entertainment. Customizing experiences for guests is a major reason why today’s couples are spending so much more per guest than their predecessors. Spending for customized guest entertainment, which includes things like photo booths, sparklers and video booths, tripled between 2009 and 2017. Couples may want to give their guests unique experiences, but should not stretch their budgets or go into debt to do so.
  • Tie the knot in winter. Summer and fall were the most popular wedding seasons in 2017, and that does not figure to change anytime soon. Couples can take advantage of those trends by getting married in winter, a slow season for wedding venues and vendors, who might be more flexible with their prices. The most popular months to tie the knot in 2017 were September, June and October, so couples who don’t want to wed in winter but want to avoid paying top prices should avoid those three months.

Weddings are expensive, but couples can find ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality.

Penny Pets – October 2018

It’s time to vote for the cutest critter!

If you have a pet that you believe is the cutest, please submit
a picture for a chance to be Penny Pet of the Month!
Email it to mansfieldpennysaver@gmail.com, or submit it through Facebook!

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SPORTZone – October 12, 2018

SPORTS CALENDAR ~ Oct. 11th – 17th, 2018

SPORTZone is a weekly feature highlighting our local varsity high school games.

* We try our best to get up-to-date game schedules for our local schools. We cannot predict cancellations due to weather and other unforeseen factors. If you know of any game changes, please contact us at mansfieldpennysaver@gamail.com or via Facebook.

Southern Tioga School District

NP-MHS Cross Country
Sat., Oct. 13 NTL Invite NEB TBA
NP-MHS Football
Fri., Oct. 12 Towanda A 7:00 PM
NP-MHS Girls Soccer
Sat., Oct. 13 Williamson A 10:00 AM
Wed., Oct. 17 Wyalusing A 4:00 PM
NP-LHS Boys Soccer
Thurs., Oct. 11 Troy A 4:00 PM
Tues., Oct. 16 Sayre H 4:00 PM
NP-LHS Girls Volleyball
Mon., Oct. 15 Horseheads Central HS A 6:00 PM
Tues., Oct. 16 Canton H 6:00 PM

Northern Tioga School District

CVHS Cross Country
Sat., Oct. 13 NTL Coaches Invite A TBA
CVHS Football
Sat., Oct. 13 Sayre A 7:00 PM
WHS Girls Soccer
Sat., Oct. 13 NP-Mansfield H 4:00 PM
Wed., Oct. 17 NEB A 4:00 PM
WHS Boys Soccer
Sat., Oct. 13 Galeton A 5:30 PM
Mon., Oct. 15 Athens A 5:30 PM
Wed., Oct. 17 Coudersport A 4:00 PM
CVHS Girls Volleyball
Sat., Oct. 13 Oswayo Valley H 11:00 AM
Tues., Oct. 16 NEB A 6:00 PM
WHS Girls Volleyball
Sat., Oct. 13 Williamsport H 11:00 AM
Tues., Oct. 16 Wyalusing A 6:00 PM

Wellsboro School District

Cross Country
Sat., Oct. 13 NTL Coaches Invite A TBA
Tues., Oct. 16 Sayre/Sullican Co./Towanda H 4:30 PM
Football
Fri., Oct. 12 Canton A 7:00 PM
Girls Soccer
Sat., Oct. 13 Towanda A 11:00 AM
Tues., Oct. 16 Port Allegany H 5:30 PM
Boys Soccer
Thurs., Oct. 11 Williamson H 5:30 PM
Sat., Oct. 13 Loyalsock H 5:30 PM
Mon., Oct. 15 Athens A 5:30 PM
Girls Volleyball
Thurs., Oct. 11 Wyalusing H 7:30 PM
Mon., Oct. 15 Coudersport H 7:30 PM
Tues., Oct. 16 Athens A 7:30 PM

Troy Area School District

Cross Country
Sat., Oct. 13 NTL Invite NEB TBA
Girls Soccer
Sat., Oct. 13 NEB A 4:00 PM
Wed., Oct. 17 Athens A 5:30 PM
Boys Soccer
Tues., Oct. 16 Northern Potter H 4:00 PM
Girls Volleyball
Sat., Oct. 13 Troy H TBA

Canton Area School District

Cross Country
Sat., Oct. 13 NTL Invite NEB TBA
Football
Fri., Oct. 12 Wellsboro H 7:00 PM
Girls Volleyball
Thurs., Oct. 11 NEB H 6:00 PM
Sat., Oct. 13 Troy Tournament A TBA
Tues., Oct. 16 NP-Liberty A 6:00 PM

Corning-Painted Post Area School District

Football
Fri., Oct. 12 Vestal A 7:00 PM
Girls Volleyball
Thurs., Oct. 11 Ithaca H 7:15 PM
Mon., Oct. 15 Towanda H 6:00 PM
Tues., Oct. 16 Binghamton A 6:15 PM

Elmira Heights Central School District

Thomas A. Edison Girls Volleyball
Mon., Oct. 15 Spencer-Van Etten A 6:30 PM

Horseheads School District

Football
Fri., Oct. 12 Liverpool A 7:00 PM
Boys Soccer
Tues., Oct. 16 Athens A 7:00 PM
Girls Volleyball
Thurs., Oct. 11 Elmira H 7:15 PM
Mon., Oct. 15 NP-Liberty H 6:00 PM

Addison Central School District

Cross Country
Sat., Oct. 13 Alden A 10:00 AM
Tues., Oct. 16 Camp./Sav./Ham./Hornell Campbell 4:30 PM
Girls Soccer
Thurs., Oct. 11 Keshequa H TBA
Boys Soccer
Fri., Oct. 12 Arkport H 6:30 PM
Girls Volleyball
Thurs., Oct. 11 Arkport A 5:30 PM
Mon., Oct. 15 Bath Haverling A 4:30 PM
Wed., Oct. 17 Hornell A 4:30 PM

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Wedding Feature – October 5, 2018

Tips for Choosing a Wedding Reception Menu

Weddings are memorable for a host of reasons. While couples remember their weddings because they mark the day they officially tied the knot, guests may remember weddings for other reasons, including the food served at the reception.

Some wedding venues are known for their stunning landscapes, while others build their reputations on unique interiors that provide unforgettable ambiance. But regardless of where weddings take place, guests are liable to discuss the food served at the reception. Guests might rave about the escargot or complain that the fish was flaky, but couples who choose reception menus wisely can go a long way toward ensuring there are more compliments than complaints once the dinner bell rings.

  • Don’t zero in on specialties. According to The Knot 2017 Real Weddings Study, a survey of nearly 13,000 brides and grooms who tied the knot in 2017, the average wedding hosted 136 guests. While couples might be tempted by specialty dishes when choosing their wedding menus, couples who are hosting dozens, if not hundreds, of guests should keep things simple.
  • Consider potential allergies. In regard to entrées, make sure guests with food allergies can choose something that won’t make them sick. According to Food Allergy Research & Education®, an organization devoted to improving the quality of life of individuals with food allergies, some common foods cause the majority of allergic reactions. Peanuts, soy, sesame, and shellfish are among the most common food allergies, according to FARE®. FARE also notes that allergies to wheat, milk and eggs are common in children. While such foods can still be served at wedding receptions, make sure to also include foods that are unlikely to trigger allergic reactions. Couples can even ask guests to inform them of any food allergies.
  • Don’t hesitate to offer a favorite food. While specialty entrées might not be a great choice, especially at large receptions where lots of mouths must be fed, a couple who has a favorite food that’s symbolic of their relationship should not hesitate to offer it during the cocktail hour. For example, a couple who met in Thailand may want to offer a favorite Thai dish.
  • Offer an elaborate dessert. The last bite guests will take is dessert, so couples who want their guests to go home raving about the food may want to offer something special after the entrées have been taken away. Some guests may not indulge, but those who do might end their nights thinking about the delicious dessert they enjoyed as the festivities drew to a close. If the dessert is especially unique, offer something more traditional alongside it for more hesitant guests.

Choosing a wedding menu should be fun. Menus should reflect not only couples’ tastes but also include some popular foods so no one goes home hungry.

SPORTZone – October 5, 2018

SPORTS CALENDAR ~ Oct. 4th – 10th, 2018

SPORTZone is a weekly feature highlighting our local varsity high school games.

* We try our best to get up-to-date game schedules for our local schools. We cannot predict cancellations due to weather and other unforeseen factors. If you know of any game changes, please contact us at mansfieldpennysaver@gamail.com or via Facebook.

Southern Tioga School District

NP-MHS Cross Country
Tues., Oct. 9 Cowanesque Valley A TBA
NP-MHS Football
Fri., Oct. 5 GAR H 7:00 PM
NP-MHS Girls Soccer
Fri., Oct. 5 Meadow Brook A 3:30 PM
Wed., Oct. 10 Wellsboro H 4:00 PM
NP-LHS Boys Soccer
Thurs., Oct. 4 Northern Potter H 4:00 PM
Sat., Oct. 6 Benten A 1:30 PM
Mon., Oct. 8 Towanda H 4:00 PM
NP-LHS Girls Volleyball
Thurs., Oct. 4 Williamsport H 6:00 PM
Sat., Oct. 6 Troy Tournament A 9:00 AM
Tues., Oct. 9 Troy A 6:00 PM

Northern Tioga School District

CVHS Cross Country
Tues., Oct. 9 Cowanseque H 4:30 PM
CVHS Golf
Thurs., Oct. 4 PIAA Districts A 9:00 AM
CVHS Football
Fri., Oct. 5 Bucktail A 7:00 PM
WHS Girls Soccer
Mon., Oct. 8 Wellsboro A 5:30 PM
Wed., Oct. 10 CMVT H 4:00 PM
WHS Boys Soccer
Mon., Oct. 8 Coudersport H 4:00 PM
Tues., Oct. 9 Athens A 10:00 AM
CVHS Girls Volleyball
Thurs., Oct. 4 Canton H 6:00 PM
Tues., Oct. 9 Towanda H 6:00 PM
WHS Girls Volleyball
Tues., Oct. 9 NEB A 6:00 PM

Wellsboro School District

Cross Country
Tues., Oct. 9 NP-Mansfield/Wellsboro CV 4:30 PM
Golf
Mon., Oct. 8 Tyoga CC H 1:00 PM
Football
Thurs., Oct. 4 Milton-Homecoming H 7:00 PM
Girls Soccer
Sat., Oct. 6 Troy H 5:30 PM
Mon., Oct. 8 Williamson H 5:30 PM
Wed., Oct. 10 NP-Mansfield A 4:00 PM
Boys Soccer
Thurs., Oct. 4 Galeton A 7:00 PM
Tues., Oct. 9 Galeton H 5:30 PM
Girls Volleyball
Sat., Oct. 6 Central Mnt. H 7:00 PM
Wed., Oct. 10 Williamsport A 7:00 PM

Troy Area School District

Cross Country
Tues., Oct. 9 Athens A 4:00 PM
Football
Fri., Oct. 5 Wyalusing A 7:00 PM
Girls Soccer
Sat., Oct. 6 Wellsboro A 5:30 PM
Wed., Oct. 10 Towanda H 4:00 PM
Boys Soccer
Thurs., Oct. 4 Sayre H 4:00 PM
Mon., Oct. 8 NEB H 4:00 PM
Tues., Oct. 9 Towanda A 6:00 PM
Girls Volleyball
Thurs., Oct. 4 Towanda A 7:00 PM
Mon., Oct. 8 Athens A 7:00 PM
Tues., Oct. 9 NP-Liberty H 7:00 PM

Canton Area School District

Cross Country
Sat., Oct. 6 Sullivan Co. A 10:00 AM
Tues., Oct. 9 Athens/Troy/Sayre Athens 4:00 PM
Football
Fri., Oct. 5 Sayre A 7:00 PM
Girls Volleyball
Thurs., Oct. 4 Cowanesque A 6:00 PM
Tues., Oct. 9 Sayre H 6:00 PM

Corning-Painted Post Area School District

Cross Country
Sat., Oct. 6 TBA A TBA
Football
Fri., Oct. 5 Auburn H 7:00 PM
Girls Soccer
Sat., Oct. 6 Fayetteville A 1:00 PM
Mon., Oct. 8 Horseheads H 7:00 PM
Boys Soccer
Thurs., Oct. 4 Horseheads A 4:30 PM
Girls Tennis
Thurs., Oct. 4 Horseheads A 4:00 PM
Girls Volleyball
Thurs., Oct. 4 Johnson City H 7:15 PM
Tues., Oct. 9 Elmira A 6:15 PM

Elmira Heights Central School District

Thomas A. Edison Cross Country
Tues., Oct. 9 Newark Valley A 4:30 PM
Thomas A. Edison Football
Sat., Oct. 6 Clyde-Savannah H 1:30 PM
Thomas A. Edison Girls Volleyball
Thurs., Oct. 4 Tioga H 6:30 PM
Wed., Oct. 10 Candor H 6:30 PM

Horseheads School District

Football
Sat., Oct. 6 Endicott H 1:30 PM
Girls Soccer
Mon., Oct. 8 Corning Painted Post A 7:00 PM
Boys Soccer
Thurs., Oct. 4 Corning Painted Post H 4:30 PM
Sat., Oct. 6 Athens A 12:00 PM
Tues., Oct. 9 Maine Endwell H 5:00 PM
Girls Tennis
Thurs., Oct. 4 Corning Painted Post H 4:00 PM
Girls Volleyball
Tues., Oct. 9 Vestal H 7:15 PM

Addison Central School District

Cross Country
Sat., Oct. 6 TBA A 10:00 AM
Tues., Oct. 9 Jasper-Troupsburg A 4:30 PM
Girls Soccer
Thurs., Oct. 4 Campbell-Savonna A 6:30 PM
Sat., Oct. 6 Bath Haverling A 6:30 PM
Mon., Oct. 8 TBA H 4:00 PM
Tues., Oct. 9 TBA H 6:30 PM
Girls Tennis
Fri., Oct. 5 Pittsford-Mendon A 4:00 PM
Girls Volleyball
Tues., Oct. 9 TBA H 5:00 PM

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