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Muncy Locals Jan. 20, 2016

By Staff | Jan 22, 2016

Our national park system turns 100 this year. And the national government is calling for a federal spending spree of up to $100 million over each of the next 3 years to be matched by private contributions. There is much to do to keep up with the maintenance of our parks and Washington reported there is a huge backlog of rehabailitation and security issues in a number of them. One of the suggestions brought to the table and agreed upon from both Congressional parties was raising the senior park passes from ten dollars to 80 dollars and enacting a lodging tax. I sure hope that doesn’t include camping, but it is certainly under consideration, and I am glad I already have my senior park pass.

Pennsylvania state officials and physicians are taking a closer look at teen health including violence, mental health, sexual development, substance abuse, and diet/exercise. In doing so, the state will proclaim the week of January 25 as Pennsylvania Teen Health Week. The Pennsylvania Medical Society has organized a panel of experts including state officials and physicians who will share Pennsylvania statistics and other interesting state facts on the health of teens throughout the week.

Time now to get energized and the East Lycoming YMCA has introduced a host of new programs and classes for the entire family. I can’t wait for the movie dive-in with the Minions on Friday, Jan. 29. The pool water is warm at 87 degrees. If you join the Y this month or reactivate your membership, you could be eligible to win a 2 night getaway of your choice from over 200 locations, or one of five 50 inch flat screen TVs.

Wow, Weis Markets is growing again. This time they added a beer cafe in Muncy and now offer 900 varieties of imported and craft beers. This came with final approval from the PA Liquor Control Board.

Stay warm, stay healthy!

Muncy events:

The Clarkstown United Methodist Church is forming a new youth group. They will first meet on Sunday, January 24, at 6pm. This is group is for ages kindergarten through 17 yrs. old. Any questions text or call Tammy at 570-335-8333.

Tues. Jan. 26 workshop for Quilters Corner from the Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild to prepare for quilt show first weekend in March. To be held at 6 p.m. at Pennsdale United Methodist Church. Vendor space available for show. Call 546-2716 for more information.

Weds. Jan. 27 All You Can Eat Buffet, Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church, 4-7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the church.

Discussion and handout on the benefits of oatmeal in your diet at the Meck Senior Center, 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy starting at 11:30 a.m.

Thurs. Jan. 28 Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village wants to help people prepare for the “second half” of life. A free public seminar will be offered at the senior living center at 189 E. Tressler Blvd., Lewisburg at noon in the Village Common. Certified elder law attorney Julie Steinbacher will present a “Smart Seniors” session on how to prepare effectively for the future in terms of finances, legal needs, wills and other considerations. A light lunch will be served. To RSVP or for more information, people should contact Gretchen Nash of the village staff at (570) 523-4285.

Thurs. Feb. 4 the MPBA will have a general meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Orlando’s Deli in Muncy to introduce the new board and plans for 2016. New members are always welcome.