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Hughesville Locals Oct. 7, 2015

By Staff | Oct 6, 2015

Cooler temperatures have triggered the color change for many trees in town and leaves are beginning to collect along the streets and across lawns. There’s such an interesting change in the light that comes in my windows as the sun’s angle lowers and the nearby trees lend more of an orange and gold tinge.

Although our weekend started out wet and chilly, Sunday was a gorgeous fall day, wasn’t it? That kind of day makes us all want to have the calendar go into a loop, with many repetitions. I hope to be able to savor many such days before it’s necessary for many warm layers, boots, gloves, etc.

Pennsylvania’s wildlife also seems to be enjoying this time of year. While driving to Eagles Mere I saw a black bear who appeared to be leaning on the guide rail, looking down over the hillside. When I approached, he decided to go back up the hill, too quickly for me to get my camera turned on and focused. Sunday morning I spotted a pair of bald eagles soaring in the air currents over Muncy Creek just south of Hughesville. What a wonderful blessing it is to see this magnificent species rebound from the threat of extinction and become more common!

If you are looking for fun things to do over the upcoming Columbus Day weekend, there are several events nearby. The Sullivan County Fairground will be the site of the annual Fall Festival and Fall Art Expo, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Check out the info available on their website www.sullivanpachamber. You will find much to enjoy, rain or shine, as many of the displays and vendors will be inside the fair buildings. Eagles Mere plans to hold its annual Bi-Planes, Trains, and Automobiles event on Saturday. In case of inclement weather, you can make the trip worthwhile with a visit to the Village shops and the Eagles Mere Museum.

October 8 is the date for this year’s Draconid meteor shower. Also called the Giacobinids, since the meteors are associated with the comet Giacobini-Zinner, this celestial event is different from most meteor showers because the highest likelihood for seeing “shooting stars” occurs just after nightfall. Many times the peak viewing occurs after midnight, so many of us are unable to enjoy the show. If we have clear skies, find a dark spot outdoors, recline your chair, and point your feet to the north. Draco is the constellation that stretches between and above the Big Dipper and Little Dipper and is the area from which the meteors will appear to originate. Good luck!

Hughesville events:

Thurs. Oct. 8, 1-6 p.m. American Red Cross Bloodmobile at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 South Main Street, Hughesville.

Hughesville High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee will be inducting four new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame during half time of the Hughesville vs. South Williamsport game this Friday, Oct 9. Those inductees are: the late Steven E. Poust (Class of 1976); Vince Grieco, 1983; Angela L. Stackhouse Hunley, 200; and Maurice “Dan” Egly, 2006.

Sat. Oct. 10, 10-4, 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. For directions or more info visit www.visithistoriceaglesmere.com.

Sat. Oct.10 & 24, 1 – 3 p.m. “Fiber Fillies” fiber arts guild meets at East Lycoming Historical Society museum, 66 South Main Street, Hughesville. Join the fun with your favorite project on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

Sun. Oct. 11, 9 a.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church at Gordner’s Grove will celebrate

its 125th anniversary. All are welcome to attend.