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By Staff | Jul 8, 2013

I trust that all of you had a great Independence Day holiday. I am writing again this week from vacation in North Carolina. While I was not around to observe the Montgomery fireworks display, I received several photos from the event which I have forwarded to The Luminary. I hope that you all had a chance to take part in our proud annual celebration.

We have been very busy during our stay in beautiful Southport, North Carolina. We are actually in the town that served as the filming location and setting of the recent Hollywood movie, “Safe Haven”. Southport is a picturesque seaport town outside of the city of Wilmington, North Carolina. You would never know when driving down the quiet, quaint main street that it becomes one of the busiest towns on the eastern seaboard over the Independence Day holiday. It is also interesting to discover that in addition to “Safe Haven”, Southport has served as a movie set for blockbusters such as “Iron Man” and well-known television dramas like “Dawson’s Creek”. It has been a relaxing vacation as well as an educational one.

My son has thoroughly taken advantage of his time in North Carolina. He spends his days at the beach and golf course and his evenings crabbing and fishing from the Southport pier. He also went clamming for the first time this year. I get to reap the rewards of the bountiful seafood that this coastal area offers. Above all activities though, he has enjoyed this week with his grandparents who call Southport their home. I wish you all happy vacations. Whether travelling or taking some down time at home, find a moment to enjoy your families.

The Montgomery Public Library has begun its summer reading program. The theme this year is “Dig Into Reading”. The program will continue every Wednesday through August 7. All activities begin at 2PM except for a children’s author visit to be held July 17 at 6:30PM.

The Montgomery Borough Council holds its meetings at Borough Hall on the second Tuesday of every month. Start time is 6:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Also, take a moment to visit the Montgomery Borough website (www.montgomeryborough.org). On the site you will find interesting information about the history of our town as well as news concerning the Watershed project and Revitalization project.

Contact me at cmcnear@montasd.org with any information you would like posted in this column.