It’s such a relief that Hurricane Sandy did not bring our region the same level of destruction and disruption as last year’s Tropical Storm Lee. My best wishes to all those who have had friends and family members suffer the impacts of this mega-storm. As I write this there is a forecast for mid-week nasty weather which could bring snow to our area. We’ll all have to get in “winter weather mode” soon, I guess. Do you know where your snow shovel is?
Last week the Hughesville Library staff polled patrons for their favorite nickname for the storm that resulted from the merging of Hurricane Sandy with a cold front and the effect from a stalled high pressure zone. “Frankenstorm” was the top choice. Other suggested names were “Stormaggeddon”, “Snowmaggeddon”, and “Snowicane”. Now that we are past the Halloween surprise, the library’s monthly Pre-school Story Hour will be held this Friday morning. Please be sure to call 584-3762 to register.
Things in Hughesville are pretty calm as November begins. The national election has taken place and we all hope that our choices will prove to have been good ones! Whatever the outcome, for both state and federal offices, my hope is that all parties can do their best work for improving everyone’s living standard and keeping us all safe and secure.
Messiah Lutheran Church in Clarkstown and St. James Lutheran Church north of Pennsdale became a joint parish last year. The parish has an annual Evangelism eventincluding a dinner, silent auction, and much good fellowship, all open to the public. Proceeds will be shared with local outreach programs to provide food for those in need in our area. This year’s event is being held at the Hughesville Fire Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. and should be a good time for all.
There will be Veteran’s Day observances in many places in our area. Hughesville High School’s program will be held on Monday, November 12 with students honoring veterans from our area and across the nation.
Thursday Nov. 8 Dr. Harvey Katz, a biologist, will discuss the many issues and activities affecting the natural environment during an open membership meeting of the Black Hole Creek and Muncy Creek Watershed Associations. The free public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Hughesville, Library. For more information call 547-6289.
Friday, Nov. 9, 10:30 : Pre-school Story Hour at Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 South 5th Street.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 4 7 p.m. Messiah/St. James parish Pork Dinner and auction at Hughesville Fire Hall. Proceeds go to Local World Hunger.
November 11 – Veterans Day! Put out your flag!