Fun Fact For The Week: Some old firehouses have circular stairways because the engines were at one time pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor, and figured out how to walk up a straight staircase.
Thought For The Week: If you dream that you’re exercising, does it count? I’m going to say yes.
The East Lycoming School District continues to get rave reviews because of the green projects in the district. The leader and shining star at ELSD for green is none other than our own Dave Maciejewski. Dave began this journey for East Lycoming, and he continually provides leadership and direction. He has involved community, faculty and our students to the benefit of all. Congratulations to Dave on his accomplishments. We look forward to his leadership as a “green machine” for many years to come!
Hughesville Senior Citizens will meet at the Hughesville Baptist church on Friday,June 24 at noon for a tureen meal. Bring a dish to pass and tableware. Entertainment and a meeting will follow.
Lime Bluff Park in Hughesville will be hosting a “Family Day” on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Music and a DJ all day, antique car show and lots of other activities. It promises to be a fun day for the whole family.
The 2011 Out Among the Starts Bluegrass Festival will take place on Thursday, June 30 through Sunday, July 3 at the Benton Rodeo grounds in Benton. This is a family-oriented event and fun for everyone.
The Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts 2011 season is about to begin and promises to be better than ever. On Monday, July 4, Independence Day will once again be celebrated with the Repasz Band on the Village Green beginning at 5 p.m. On Thursday, July 7, Brain/Food a potluck dinner then a talk and discussion with Eagles Mere resident Paul Kaminski on “Stealth the Story of How a Few People Can Make a Difference” will take place at the DeWire Center beginning at 6 p.m.
On Saturday, July 9, the Philadelphia Trio will once again perform at the DeWire Center beginning at 8 p.m. It promises to be an elegant evening of beautiful chamber music with works by Haydn, Schumann and Shubert.
For more information on tickets for any of the events, or to become a member, go to their website at www.EMFOA.orgor call 570-525-3192.
Well it’s Lycoming County Fair time!! The fair is just around the corner and you know what that means; I don’t cook for the week!
There are many wonderful contests this year at the fair. Calling all bakers for the “2011 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Baking Contest” to be held on Friday, July 15. There is also the “8thAnnual Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest” and a “Blueberry Muffin Contest”. Of course the “Hershey Cocoa Classic Contest” is once again taking place this year Josh Fry are you getting ready? Two new contests are beginning this year; show off your creativity in a “Decorated Broom Contest”, and finally I think my favorite contest is the newly created “Homemade Winemakers Contest”. I wonder if I could get a job judging that one! All judging will take place on Friday, July 15. For more information on entry requirements for any of the contests, obtain a Lycoming County Fair Premium Book at the fair office or contact Karen Yaw, Fair Secretary, who knows everything about the fair that you’d ever want to know, at 570-584-2196.
Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Leona Haugh who celebrated her special day on June 14. I hope she made pot pie instead of pig’sstomach to celebrate. Happy Birthday wishes to: Sayre Bradley, Cody Kapp, Jeff Lupold and Darrell Spring June 15; Cindy (DeWire) Shaner, Lucille Harvey, Mike Sullivan, Crystal (Reese) Gordner, Ann (Bennett) Hess, Joni (Shaner) Ritter, Phyllis Rhodes, Alexis Snyder, Richard Hunley, Linda Newman, Judy Sanders, Tyler Taggart and Cynthia Wilt June 16; Gary Clees, Debbie Fry and Cohen Nearhoof June 17; Rebekah Aunkst, Cassidy Brown, Kyle Fraley, John Kapp, Matthew Crawford and Jan Martin June 18; Jim Feigles, Joel Gladfelter, Michael Ritter, Kenneth Youmans and my other “Fry Boy”, J. Zachary Fry June 19; Jacob Reynolds, Pauline (Ritter) Montgomery, Tom Montgomery, Pepper Pardoe, Brianna Mecone and Norman Baysore June 20; Jonathan Charles, Victoria Holmes and Jennifer Mausteller June 21; Dale Smith, Chad Green and Michael Wallis II June 22; Phyllis (Stiger) Creasy, Denny Ryder, Fannie Kapp, Rachel Ryder and Candice Coakley June 23; Sara Corbin, Barry Farnsworth and Randy White June 24; Sydney Siperko, Barb Bryan, Dana Hartman, Heather Herr and Rose Reese June 25; Winifred (Myers) Odell, Bill Babcock, Amy (Secules) Kishbaugh, Katie Percival, Rachael Percival and John M. Swisher June 26; Matthew Worley June 27; June Bones, Sharon Culver, Logan Hammond, Keith Laidacker and June Lowe June 28.
Happy Anniversary to Tom & Karen (Lindauer) Secules June 16; Roger & Robin (Welker) Duttry, Jeff & Bonnie Snyder June 20 (a very special day); Walt & Vicki (Shaner) Reed June 21; David & Pam Vandine June 25; Jake & Melinda (Rinker) Roberts June 26; Rev. Ron “Bud” & Eileen (Hall) Montgomery and Don & Michelle (Nicewinter) Reese, Richard & Nancy Ferrell, Tom & Ann Parr and Harry & Linda Snell June 27; Richard & Sandy Bradley June 28.
Remember; take the high road because the low road’s so crowded.