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Hughesville Locals March 4, 2015

By Staff | Mar 4, 2015

There’s something slightly surreal about the idea that I am writing about both snow and Daylight Savings Time in the same week. It seems that the annual time shift is something that happens as we enter a warm weather pattern. This year, of course is truly one for the history books, so we will have darker mornings, but longer daylight hours in the evening, giving us all more time to clear away the most recent snowfall, I guess. This year there are few people who are unhappy to have seen the end of February! Wintry weather has worn out its welcome and seems to be overrunning the time that should be taken up by one season. Think Spring!

Snowplow drivers have certainly had a good winter for learning the finer points of snow removal and where to deposit the result of their labors. Snow mounds in many area parking lots are several feet high, and there are ridges along the streets with occasional breaks for pedestrians and deliveries.

I noticed something the other day that I don’t remember seeing in the time before snow. Along Route 118 east of town there are flexible reflective markers that I assume are there to help guide the snowplow drivers when the road is covered. Are they there all the time, or does PennDOT install them when winter begins? I’ll have to be more observant when we are experiencing something other than winter.

  • Raise the Region 2015?, a fund-raising campaign to help many non-profit entities in our area, will take place online from 6 p.m. on March 11, to 11:59 p.m. on March 12. During this 30-hour event everyone is encouraged to visit www.raisetheregion.org and select participating nonprofit(s) to support. Your tax-deductible gift will be stretched by a generous contribution from Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships. Your donation(s) can also help raise additional support for the nonprofits selected by qualifying them for monetary prizes. Your gifts will help make your favorite nonprofit’s mission possible.

This time of year is a good time to get involved in activities outside your home. If you’ve been thinking about something that’s good for your mind and soul, perhaps you’d like to try out the weekly Bible Study group that meets on most Monday mornings at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. The treacherous weather this year has caused several cancellations, but the group usually meets at 9:30 a.m. for a time of study, fellowship, and light refreshments. It may be just the ticket to start your week off right!

Remember, there’s reason for good cheer ? three weeks from now we’ll be having more hours of daylight than dark every day! These old snowbanks will disappear quickly!

Hughesville events

Fri. Mar. 13, 5 to 7 p.m: Annual Fish Fry sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 26. Here’s another opportunity to get out and see people while enjoying a good meal. The Boy Scouts perform many services to the community while helping boys build character and self-respect.

Sats. Mar. 14 & 28, 1 ?to 3 p.m. ?Fiber Fillies? craft guild meets at the East Lycoming Historical Society museum, 66 South Main Street, Hughesville. Bring your in-progress needlecraft project, or come with an interest in learning how-to. Something new and fascinating is shared each session.