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Montgomery Locals Mar. 2, 2016

By Staff | Mar 3, 2016

March has arrived, so I would like to take this opportunity to wish Montgomery a Happy Birthday. The town was incorporated in March of 1887, which marks the town’s 129th year. At a time like this, Montgomery’s official slogan comes to mind: ‘Growing Toward Tomorrow.’

I’m glad to see the positive changes Montgomery has made in the past few years such as the revitalization of the downtown business district, honoring our servicemen with banners on Main Street and Montgomery Street, the opening of the historical society, and the gorgeous renovation of the Montgomery Area Public Library.

At the same time, I can’t help but feel nostalgic for the Montgomery of my childhood. I miss the days when frequent trains came through town, complete with cabooses that carried friendly railroad men who waved to children. I also miss the days of buying penny candy at Dick’s Newsstand.

One thing hasn’t changed and I hope it never will: we don’t have traffic lights. To me, it’s a quintessential sign of small town America.

As the old saying goes, time marches on. May Montgomery’s 129th year be one of our best!

THOT: “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.” – Helen Keller

Montgomery Events:

Gabriella Winder and Kim DeLullo will be honored at the Williamsport Country Club today March 3rd at the Annual Celebration of Education for the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce. Gabriella will receive the award for Outstanding Senior at Montgomery Area High School, and Kim DeLullo will receive the award for Outstanding Professional Educator at Montgomery Area School District. Congratulations, ladies!

Registration for Pre-K and kindergarten will be held on Tues. Mar. 8 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 -3:00 p.m. at the District Office.

A Summer Alive planning meeting will be held at the Montgomery Borough Office on Thurs. Mar. 10 at 6:00 p.m. The summer program to benefit local children will run June 6th through July 15th, Monday through Thursday, with meals and activities from 9:00 -12:30.