Happy Valentine’s Day! I know there are many excited children (as well as adults!) who are eager to see the smiles on the faces of those to whom they give sweets and warm wishes, and of course those beautiful flowers. Lace trimmed construction paper hearts are always my favorite to receive from the younger set.
This Friday we will be witnessing a very rare celestial event when an asteroid, estimated to be 150 feet in diameter, will pass between the earth and the moon’s orbital path. NASA and other agencies who monitor such things are confident that there is no chance of any dangerous consequence, but all those with telescopes and other appropriate viewing equipment will have an “eye on the sky”. By 3 o’clock Friday it will have passed its closest point to us. You may find more info at www.nasa.gov.
Another event coming up is Presidents Day. I think it’s a good thing to honor all the men who have served as President of the U.S., but I do miss the specific observances of Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays, when we drew tall, stovepipe hats and split-rail fences, then heard all about cherry trees, hatchets, and the value of truth-telling. Somehow when we honor the whole group, we lose something of the personal connection to the individual. I’d like to challenge each of us to take a few minutes to learn something interesting about one of the presidents each year on this holiday.
If you have one of the electronic eReaders that have begun a revolution in the publishing business, you may have questions about getting the most enjoyment out of it. The Hughesville Area Public Library is sponsoring an eReader Expo on Thursday, February 21. Please visit or call the library to sign-up for this event. You’ll need to take your eReader and any cords that came with it, as well as your library card, and a list of your questions. The staff will help you become comfortable with the use of this electronic resource.
Monday, February 18, 7 p.m.: East Lycoming Historical Society meeting, Trinity Lutheran Church, South Main Street, Hughesville. Mr. Charles Hughes will be discussing the W & NB railroad, whose offices were once located right here in Hughesville.
Picture Rocks United Methodist Church will resume its Discipleship Evangelism Study on Sunday, February 17. Hours spent in studying the Bible always seem to produce their own reward.
Thursday, February 21, 6:30 8 p.m. eReader Expo, Hughesville Area Public Library, South 5th Street
Thurs., Fri., Sat., Feb. 28, March 1 & 2, 7:30 p.m. “Singin’ in the Rain”, HHS auditorium, West Cemetery Street, Hughesville