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Hughesville Locals Nov. 5

By Staff | Nov 6, 2014

Last weekend’s wind certainly made leaf-raking interesting. There was some frustration involved as we tried to keep the leaves together long enough to use our yard vacuum. It took a couple of hours to get the outdoor furniture stowed for the winter and the leaves cleaned up, but we finally managed to get things done. Of course, our backyard oak tree drops its leaves very reluctantly, over the course of the fall and winter, with some leaves refusing to fall until the new buds force them out in the spring. There will not be any time without some leaves skittering around the patio and collecting in the protected corners around the garage.

Congratulations are due to Bryce Gavitt, HHS student, who had a remarkable season with the Cross-Country team!

Juniors and seniors at HHS are in the final weeks of rehearsal for the Jr/Sr Class Play. This year’s production is “Pride and Prejudice”, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel about human nature, courtship, and class structure in 18th century England. Tickets will be available soon for performances on November 21 & 22.

Messiah Lutheran Church, Clarkstown, and St. James Lutheran (the White Church) west of Pennsdale are holding their annual parish charity dinner and auction this Saturday. This is the 7th year for this event, which features a great meal, a raffle for a beautiful hand-made quilt, and a live auction of many fine items. There’s also a silent auction for children’s items. The parish uses this event to raise funds for a variety of local and global food pantries. Take the family to the Hughesville Fire Hall for a great evening!

Don’t forget that the East Lycoming Historical Society museum is open Saturday and Sunday afternoons from noon to 3. There are always some newly acquired items on display, and many nice items that you can purchase for gift giving with a local interest.

Please note that in addition to the memorials mentioned last week, a major source of funding for Hughesville Area Public Library’s new children’s wing shelving units came from contributions in memory of Judy Springman Ruth. Judy was a kindergarten teacher whose passion for reading and learning endeared her to so many students and parents for many years.

Hughesville events:

David Reese, local astronomer, will be at Hughesville Area Public Library on Thursday, Nov 6, at 6:30 to 8:00 p.m, discussing the Autumn Sky and what can be seen there. If the sky is clear, there will be outside observing. Find the North Star and other bright stars and constellations. Please call to register at 570-584-3762

On Friday, November 7, 7 p.m. The Celtic Martins return to the area with a performance at St. Basil’s Hall in Dushore. This family group presents Celtic and German music in an energetic, entertaining style. There is an admission fee.

It’s time to register your 3 to 5 year old child for November Story Hour at HAPL. This fun activity will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Visit or call the library at (570)584-3762 to sign up.