Senator Yaw's office reports that there are significant delays in completing requests for birth and death certificates due to a high intake of volume. He said processing the certificates is averaging six to eight weeks. We will still need to change our PA IDs by 2018.
The sample ballots for the upcoming May primary are now available for all the precincts in Lycoming County. Just go to the voter services website for the county at www.lyco.org/Departments/VoterServices.aspx to see who is running and what vacancies are available for possible write-ins.
There's good news about PennDot taking on a resurfacing project in Muncy Creek Township this year. It will be about 7.5 miles along Interstate 180 from Muncy Creek to S. Main Street. The 5.3 million dollar project is expected to start this spring and completed in the fall. So look for a shift in traffic patterns and flagging. No detours will be set in place.
Not too long ago, Kay Reese from Muncy stopped in the Luminary office to follow up on a blurb that appeared in Luminary's Peeks of Past on March 18 regarding a suburb of East Muncy referred to as "Swampoodle" and listed Saturday, March 10, 1877, 140 years ago. I took the challenge and paid a visit to the Muncy Historical Society. Acquiring old insurance maps, we could not find any labeled reference of the sort. However, it was decided the term was a common colloquialism used in several places that had frequent flooding. In this case the reference could easliy be East Water, Williams, and Carpenter Streets on Muncy's east side and also including Green, Mechanic and N. Washington Streets. Any further news on this would be greatly appreciated.
If you would like to be a host and share your talents, the Muncy Public Library would like to hear from you. In the past they have provided classes on making kites, wreaths and updating tech skills. They are seeking some new programs and would like to use the talent from the local community. They had their children's egg hunt on Saturday at their new lot behind the Muncy Bank drive-thru. The library is still trying to raise funds for a new building, with nearly 2 million raised so far. The current location is owned by the borough with a long term lease, so the library is hoping to be in their own place at some point in the future. Donations are still being accepted as these funds will be separate from their operating costs.
Sat. Apr. 22 Friends of the Library book fundraiser at the Muncy Public Library from 10-1.
Sun. Apr. 23 West Branch Chorale concert at Pleasant View Wesleyan Church in Muncy, 3 p.m.
Weds. Apr. 26 the Muncy Women's Club will meet at the First United Methodist Church for a gardening program with guest speaker, Master Gardener, Sheila Fox at 7 p.m.
Weds. Apr. 26 Play K for ages 3-5 at 1 p.m. at the Muncy Public Library. Play stations include toys, books, games, and helpful tips for parnets. No registration necessary. Just stop in!
Thurs. Apr. 27 monthly meeting for SVQG. At 7 p.m. Helen Shook of Muncy will show some of her homemade Fairy Dolls. These dolls have delighted many people young and old with their whimsical style.
Thurs. Apr. 27 Adult color therapy at 6:30 p.m. at the Muncy Public Library. Come color and relax. Bring supplies or use the library's.
Fri. Apr. 28 Toddler tales for ages 1 to 3 at 10 a.m. Join Miss Monica for a play date designed with your active toddler in mind with stories, songs, and simple crafts to help develop motor and language skills. Siblings welcome.
Sat. Apr. 29 Machine Quilting Workshop that will be a hands on and practice to conquer free motion machine quilting with SVQG member Carol Turnbow. For those who have signed up, please bring your sewing machine with a hopping foot and a quilting foot and two colors of thread. Bring your own lunch or go across the street to the Country Store. The workshop is from 10 am to 3 p.m. at the Pennsdale United Methodist Church. You must register in advance.