The season’s first snowfall was a mild beginning to winter weather, pretty while it lasted, but relatively short-lived and having little effect on roadways and sidewalks. I did a little clearing of walks, but the sun took care of most of the paved surfaces quickly. It did remind me to locate the snow shovels, ice melt, and car window scraper and put them in a handy spot.
Early December is usually marked by the local hunters as prime time for deer hunting. This year’s season will be ending soon, and we hope that all those who hunt have been employing good safety practices so that the only stories we read about them will tell us of the size of the buck or doe that was bagged or that got away! The bear season resulted in a large number of bears being taken in Lycoming County. Hopefully the animals remaining in the forests will be well-fed and healthy through the winter.
In town there are many activities that will finish this weekend and the year’s final events will take place.
The last 2012 open house days for the East Lycoming Historical Society museum will be this Friday and Saturday, from 10-3, and Sunday from 12 – 5. You’ll be amazed at the wonderful variety of items on display, and you can pick up some unique gifts while you visit.
Among the many musical events in the area during December, one of my favorites is the East Lycoming All-District Christmas concert, titled “Angels Among Us”. This year’s concert will take place on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hughesville High School auditorium. Some old favorites and some new pieces, too, will be performed by senior-high and junior-high choruses, directed by Mr. Brian Barckley, the high school and elementary bands, directed by Mr. Mark Boyer, and elementary chorus directed by Miss Pam Lamb.
Many of the local churches are in the final stages of preparation for Christmas concerts, worship services, and cantatas. The Luminary will list all such programs as we receive information Friday, December 7 is the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Take a moment to reflect on the many ways our country was affected by that event and the years of war that followed, and to honor those who worked to assure our country’s victory and protect our freedoms.
Good luck to all those who are hunting wild game and also those who are on the hunt for the perfect Christmas present!
Friday, December 7 is the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Take a moment to reflect on the many ways our country was affected by that event and the years of war that followed, and to honor those who worked to assure our country’s victory and protect our freedoms.
Dec. 7, 8, 9 : Open house at East Lycoming Historical Society Museum, 66 South Main Street, Hughesville
The HHS Jr./Sr. Class Play will be performed on Sunday and Monday evenings, Dec. 9 & 10, featuring “drama and dessert” with a presentation of the classic “Twelve Angry Jurors”. You may remember the star-studded movie version of this drama, produced in a day when all jurors were men. This version of that gripping story will feature both male and female jurors who consider the fate of an accused man. Please remember to call the high school office at 584-5111 between 9 and 4 weekdays to make reservations for this performance.
Wed., Dec. 12, 7 p.m.: East Lycoming School District Christmas Concert, HHS Auditorium
Hughesville Area Public Library will have its last Pre-school Story Hour for 2012 on Friday, Dec. 14 from 10:30 11:30 a.m. Please call the library at 584-3762 to register.