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Montgomery locals

By Staff | Aug 13, 2013

Ah..the sounds of fall. I hate to rush away these last weeks of summer, but the air in Montgomery was filled this past week with the familiar autumn sounds of Marching Band. The Montgomery band program kicked off its annual 2-week band camp last Monday morning. The 39 member performing ensemble had a very productive week working with their new season’s “Survivor” theme. They are anxious to begin performing the show for upcoming parades and football games.

In an effort to hold onto summer, my family and I took a day trip to the Corning Museum of Glass on Saturday. I hesitate to ever use the word “perfect” to describe anything. Our day was very close to perfect, however, combining safe travels, beautiful weather, great glass exhibits and, most importantly, family time. I highly recommend this day trip to all of you.

Montgomery locals

by Carina McNear

A reminder to parents of school age children: The Montgomery Area School District will begin its 2013-2014 school year on Monday, August 26. Please keep in mind that the entire district will open its doors at 8:00 a.m. This is a new start time for middle and high school students. Letters about bussing changes were sent home this past week. Please review all of the information and contact the Business Office with questions and concerns.

Revitalize Montgomery will be holding a meeting today, August 14, at 10:00 a.m. at Shirey’s Outdoor Supply located on Main Street. Wally Bohner has updated the Montgomery Borough webpage to include Revitalize Montgomery events as well as to update current businesses. Revitalize Montgomery continues to work to beautify our community, and they are to be commended on their efforts. The committee continues to urge community members to attend their meetings as well as take part in their various projects.

The Montgomery Area Historical Society recently changed its window display. Betsy Ross, still in her spinning wheel rocking chair, has been removed from the window at the Adam Room and is now inside the museum beneath the Montgomery Area Public Library. The window now boasts feature photos of Montgomery’s favorite summer activities. Check out the current display of baseball and parade photos.

The Montgomery Borough Council holds its meetings at Borough Hall on the second Tuesday of every month. Start time is 6:30PM. 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.