Other than anticipating the annual appearance of Punxsutawney Phil this coming weekend, I don’t think I’d better say much about the weather. The past two times that I’ve mentioned the pattern of cold or mild, wet or dry, our conditions change so much between the writing and the publishing that I may as well be writing a history column! Readers who remember that my father was a history teacher will not be surprised to know that I am easily side-tracked with any hint of historical references.
My husband likes history, too, so we had a nice evening last week when we went to the Ritz theater in Muncy to see the movie “Lincoln”. I highly recommend it to anyone who has not yet seen this well-done, and well-acted performance. I’m planning to get it on DVD as soon as it’s available.
Change is coming to the Hughesville area! I notice that the local McDonald’s restaurant is going to be leveled so that a larger, more efficient structure can be put in its place. It will be interesting to watch the progress; the plan, I understand is to close late in February and re-open sometime in May. I’ll have to get my iced coffee somewhere else, or make it at home for a while. I do need to be careful about going to drive-up windows in wintertime. My driver’s side window won’t go all the way up until the car is nice and warm, so I did have a frigid drive to my hairdresser on Saturday morning.
Now that we are ready to turn the calendar to February, local churches will be observing Ash Wednesday on the 13th and the beginning of Lent. One of my favorite church meals is the Fasnacht Dinner at Trinity Evangelical Church in Hughesville. Pork and sauerkraut, spaetzel, and doughnuts are the staples for this traditional German-style celebration of the day before Lent begins. You may know this festival day as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. Call the church office at 584-3490 for details regarding time and price for this dinner, which is enjoyed by many folks in the community.
By the way, the IRS forms have not arrived yet at the Library due to delays in legislation, but they are expected to arrive any time now.
Have a great week, stay warm, and be careful when walking or driving!
Thursday, Jan. 31, 7 8:30 p.m. Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Garth Everett, Hughesville Volunteer Fire Dept. social hall, South Railroad St., Hughesville
Friday, Feb. 1, 6 8 p.m. & Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to noon, East Lycoming Little League registration, Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 South 5th St., Hughesville
Friday, Feb. 8, 10:30 11:30 a.m. Pre-school Story Hour, Hughesville Area Public Library
Saturday, Feb. 9, 7 10 a.m., Boy Scout Troop 26 Pancake Breakfast, Trinity Lutheran Church.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 1:30 3, Valentine’s Day Crafts for kids in grades K-6, Hughesville Area Public Library.