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Muncy Locals

By Staff | Aug 20, 2013

Perhaps some of you caught WNEP’s Saturday morning show, Home & Backyard. This week, Muncy was featured as a place to come and visit for its architecture, museums and restaurants. The program spent some time on two restaurants, quite unique to Pennsylvania.

The first one, Main Street Grille, is best known for its authentic Greek cuisine and the show captured the owner, Ted Pashakis preparing a snappy shrimp dinner that he learned from his ancestors and is a specialty on the menu. He even brings back the fresh oregano after a visit each year to his homeland in Greece.

The second restaurant is new, but run from a generation of families who own the Country Store. Now at a second location, owner Tom Springman, said he opened the Country Store Cafe off Rt. 220 so that guests can enjoy more eating room than what was available at its main location in Pennsdale, which is still very popular for its fresh smoked meats and artisan cheeses. A specialty quesadilla of his was prepared on the show.

Oliver Sones pointed out some amazing collections in the Sones Farm and Home Museum, which looked like a real pride and joy for Muncy. I have been there three times, and now I want to go and see it again. You can’t see everything he has in there in just a few visits!

Host, Paul Epson toured the historic district part of Muncy and besides the 190 year old cast iron hitching posts, he also pointed out a granite stone marker that I didn’t even know existed. It is a boundary marker that significantly reminds us of the Pennsylvania canal days. The top of the marker bears an “X” which takes us back to the 1820’s. This was a good time to have this show as many visitors are here with annual Little League series. Epson said that Muncy is a vibrant town to visit with beautiful homes and people on the streets. You can still watch the show online.

Muncy events

Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild will meet Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Pennsdale United Methodist Church, 658 Village Road. Angie Maietta will demonstrate die cut machine and a silent quilt pattern or book auction will be held and an ice cream social. This teaching guild is always open to new members.

Aug. 23 Muncy 4th Friday. Come to downtown Muncy for a corn husking contest, some live entertainment and back to school vendors. Festivities start at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, August 28, at 6 p.m. the Life Center will offer a program on Lyme Disease. Learn more about the incidence, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment by Dr. Russell Gombosi, Susquehanna Health Internal Medicine. This free program is provided in partnership with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Preregistration is required due to limited seating. To register, please call 1-877-883-4791.