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Hughesville Locals Oct. 15

By Staff | Oct 14, 2014

What a gorgeous time of year! We took advantage of last weekend’s sunshine and cool temperatures and made our first visit to Rider Park. This gem of a public access area is nearby, but once you start up a trail you feel like you are far off in the wilds. We chose the Katy Jane Trail, which includes two stunning vistas, overlooking the Loyalsock Creek valley with the long line of Bald Eagle Ridge in the distance, and North Mountain visible to the east. If you haven’t experienced this escape into nature, I highly recommend it.

Congratulations to Susquehanna Sportswear on their move to larger quarters near the Main and Water Streets intersection! It’s great to see a local business that is growing and thriving. Also, a Sunset Ice Cream and hoagies establishment has just opened in the adjoining section of the building. Be sure to visit soon!

The PA Mountain Laurel Decorative Painters, a local affiliated chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, have provided unique items for the display case near the main circulation desk at the Hughesville Library. Set aside a few minutes to enjoy this collection and learn more about this group of talented painters from our area.

I’m sure you have seen some of the programs or books that are currently commemorating the First World War. It has been a full century since the beginning of that brutal, devastating war that was hoped would convince the world that armed conflict was not the answer to diplomatic disagreement.

Hughesville Events:

Sat. Oct. 18 the 2nd annual Harnessing Hope 5K Run/Walk will be held at Hughesville High School. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and race begins at 9 a.m. Prizes awarded to top male and female finishers in four age categories. Proceeds will support the Kathleen Paternostro Morgan Memorial Scholarship fund.

Tues. Oct. 21, a rainforest will be coming to Ashkar Elementary School. A show “Live on Stage, The Rainforest” will be at 6 p.m. and will feature beautiful sounds and sights of the Amazon region. Tickets sold at the door. Come support this non-profit organization Understanding Wildlife, Inc.

Sat. Oct. 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the Hughesville Area Public Library will hold its first ever Halloween Party for kids aged 12 and under. Visit the library or call (570)584-3762 to sign up for this fun event! Costumes are optional. The party, held in the library’s Community Room, will include food and crafts.