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Hughesville locals Feb. 10, 2016

By Staff | Feb 12, 2016

Now that Groundhog Day and Ash Wednesday are both behind us, it seems that winter has found us after all. We all know that living in central PA means that what appears to be a “mild” winter can take a turn toward more serious conditions. I don’t think there’s much point to winter without at least some snow on the ground, although some of you may think otherwise. At least, just knowing that we have passed the halfway point between December 21 and March 21 can give us some encouragement. I also find that the fact that the sun is setting later in the afternoon each day helps to keep my mood more positive!

One of the winter activities that was not available this year, and which I really missed, was the Eagles Mere Toboggan run. I saw a chart recently that showed which years the lake had frozen to the necessary thickness and long enough for the ice blocks to be cut, shaped, and assembled into the track. It seems that as time passes, there are fewer and fewer years which have temperatures and conditions that are right for this wintertime treat. Climate change is going to make it really tough to get that thrilling ride!

Hughesville Events:

Sundays in February, 9:30 a.m. The Hughesville United Methodist Charge will hold joint worship services of Christ and Bethany congregations at Bethany U. M. Church, 111 South Second Street for the remainder of the month. Wednesday worship services are at 6 PM at Christ U. M. Church, 146 South Main Street.

Fri. Feb. 12, 5 -7 p.m. Fish Fry at the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department. This great meal will include fresh breaded haddock, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, a roll and butter, beverage, and an ice cream cup dessert. You can enjoy your meal with others inside the fire hall or get a take out to eat at home. This meal often sells out before seven, so get there early so you aren’t disappointed!

Sat. Feb. 13, 4 p.m. “Special Night Out” by the Lairdsville Community Volunteer Fire Company, featuring a dinner of beef or chicken, followed by music by the Greenwood Valley Boys. Tickets are available from any fire company member or by calling 570-584-2316 or 570-419-6741. There will also be some small games of chance so it looks like a fun evening for singles or couples!

Sat. Feb. 13 Disney Princess night at the Hughesville Public library. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Movie starts at 7. Arrive in costume if you like.

Mon. Feb. 15, 7 p.m. The East Lycoming Historical Society will feature a presentation by columnist, historian, and retired librarian Mary Sieminski. In anticipation of Women’s History Month (March), Ms. Sieminski will share stories and accounts of the many Lycoming County women who have made an impact in our county and helped make it strong. This work is a continuation of her efforts in the Lycoming County Women’s History Project. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free program, held in Stuempfle Hall (the social hall) of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 South Main Street, Hughesville. Membership is not required for attendance, but all are encouraged to become members of the society.

Tues. Feb. 16 kindergarten registration at Ashkar, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thurs. Feb. 18 kindergarten registration at Renn Elementary, 8-11 a.m., Ferrell Elementary from noon to 3 p.m. and Ashkar Elementary from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring proof of residency, immunization records and birth certificate. Must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2016.

Sat. Feb. 20 Moonlight Ski & Snowshoe adventure at Crystal Lake from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Open to all ages. Rental skis available. Arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 584-5607. Check website for conditions. www.crystallakeskicenter.com.

Tues. Feb. 23 GHBA meeting at Cheri’s House of Flowers in Hughesville at 6 p.m.