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Montgomery Locals Apr. 13, 2016

By Staff | Apr 12, 2016

Please excuse me from writing my column this week. After the amount of snow we got on Saturday I spent the rest of the weekend curled up like a fetus and weeping in frustration. Because that much snow two weeks after Easter and after the trees have begun to bud is just wrong.

Just kidding, readers. But surely I’m not the only one who woke up on Saturday, looked out the window at the snow and groaned. I know that there are far greater tragedies in life than snow in mid-April, but everyone needs to indulge in a certain amount of whining sometimes.

Anyway, on to cheerier topics.

April is National Humor Month, so while I’m trusting that you weren’t causing torment to too many people on April Fool’s Day, it’s a good excuse to enjoy some laughter. Did you know that Montgomery Public Library has a huge collection of movies that you can borrow? I haven’t seen a collection of movies that large in one place since video rental stores were booming businesses in the golden age of the VCR. So go down and borrow a good comedy. It will give you something to do during rotten weather (Oops I’m whining again. Sorry about that.)

THOT “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – from The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Montgomery events:

Hometown Hero Banner order forms are available at Montgomery Weis Markets and the Montgomery Borough building.

Montgomery Public Library will host a book signing for Patty Davidson, author of “Bucky Triceratops Rides the Bus” on Apr. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Borough Office will host the next Summer Alive planning meeting on Apr. 14 at 6 p.m.

A prayer walk will be held in Montgomery on Apr. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church on Houston Avenue. Many will be going on in the county that day with purpose of praying about the heroin problem in the area. The event is being held by the Project Bald Eagle Faith-Based Sub-Committee. The church will be open at that time for those who are unable to walk but wish to pray. Walkers are requested to wear a white shirt if they can.

Montgomery Area Independent Football League is having sign-ups for football, flag football, and cheerleading at Brady Township Hall on the following dates: Apr. 19, 6-8 p.m., May 4, 6-8 p.m. and May 15, 2-4 p.m.

Support the Montgomery Area Alumni Association by eating at Muncy Wendy’s on Apr. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ten percent of sales will go to the association.

The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company is taking orders for a Hoffner’s sub fundraiser on April 22. See any member to place your order.

Virtuoso is presenting Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at 7 p.m. on Apr. 22 &23, and 2 p.m. on Apr. 24. The show will feature the songs from the film as well as some new ones. Tickets are available on the district website and at the door two hours before the show, but reserved seating is recommended.

The “Great Black Hole Clean Up” will kick off at 9 a.m. at Hulsizer’s Chevrolet on Sat. Apr. 23. Volunteers will be provided with gloves and trash bags. Lunch will be served to participants at noon at the Bower Street Bridge.

The Bloodmobile will be at St. John’s (Brick) Lutheran Church on Apr. 29 from 1 to 6 p.m.