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Hughesville locals Sept. 23, 2015

By Staff | Sep 22, 2015

Happy Autumn! Another season begins. I am sad to see summer gone, yet glad that we can experience the changing of seasons here in Pennsylvania. While most of the trees are still green, there are hints of color everywhere and I’m sure it will be only a matter of days until the hills surrounding our valley are adorned in their annual splendor.

Last weekend my father-in-law celebrated his 90th birthday, so we travelled across the state to enjoy some time with him and my mother-in-law. There was a lot of eating and visiting with many family members who also came, plus joining in an annual local tour of several local farming operations. The visit in Mercer County, plus the drive back home across the Pennsylvania Wilds, made me once again thankful for this beautiful state we call home.

During the Fall you can visit the East Lycoming Historical Museum at 66 South Main Street in Hughesville each Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3. The hard-working board members and volunteers create new displays regularly, so there is always something different and interesting to admire and more great local history to learn. The ELHS always welcomes new members, so stop by and chat with the staff, sign up as a member, and be a part of this great group. The next monthly meeting will be on Sunday, October 18 at 2 p.m. The society will be looking back at the four-year-long observance of the anniversary of the Civil War and its effect on our local community. This meeting will be held in Stuempfle Hall, the social room at Trinity Lutheran Church, 120 South Main, just south of the museum. Everyone is welcome to attend.

I hope everyone will be able to view and enjoy this week’s lunar eclipse. While eclipses are not rare, this one will be especially memorable since it is occurring when the moon is at its closest approach to Earth, thus termed a “supermoon.” Also, the period of full eclipse will happen between 9 p.m. and midnight, so most of us will be able to view it without loss of sleep. The full moon will be on the 27th. Now we just need clear skies for those few hours, so everyone keep your fingers crossed!

Have a great first week of Fall!

Hughesville events

Mon. Sept. 28, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Lycoming County Commissioners Open House session for public information about the Lycoming County Comprehensive Plan, held at the Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 South Fifth Street. Stop by and see what is anticipated for growth, change, and development, and how transportation, resources, and recreation may be affected over the next ten to twenty years. The commissioners are seeking input from county residents and need to hear from you.

Sat. & Sun. Oct. 3 & 4, 10 to 4, 48th Annual Flaming Foliage Festival at the Sullivan County Fairgrounds near Forksville on Route 154.This free event will feature handmade creations by area craftsmen and artisans. There will be demonstrations, live entertainment, and lots of fun for all.

Sat. Oct. 10, 10 to 4, 7th Annual Bi-Planes, Trains, & Automobiles event in Eagles Mere at both the Eagles Mere Air and Car Museum and at the Museum in the Village.