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Hughesville Locals Apr. 20, 2016

By Staff | Apr 21, 2016

I don’t care what the calendar says, I really enjoyed the feeling of summer over the last weekend! I have been thinking that we were late in getting our patio and porch furniture out of storage, but as we did that this past Sunday I realized that this is rather early for that chore. Personally, after the “winter that wasn’t,” I will welcome an early summer. Family members in Colorado are sending photos of the latest snowfall (over a foot in places near Denver last Friday) but I am so glad that Pennsylvania has a very slim chance of that before at least October or November.

PPL has completed the installation of the new LED streetlights. I was happy to hear about this project because of the energy savings for the borough, but am not as happy with the piercing brightness of the LED bulbs. There doesn’t seem to be any more light cast onto pavements near the lights, although it is of a different hue, but I find that the lights are so blinding that I need to use my visor in the car when I’m driving on the streets after dark. I asked our borough manager if there was any hope for diffusers or globes over the lights, but she said they are complete as is. Any thoughts from our readers?

Have you seen the beautiful blossoms on the trees lining Main Street? The trees have really begun to fill out and this year’s flowers make the business district look great. Now if we could see all the storefronts and business locations occupied it would be even better.

Hughesville Area Public Library has begun having Story Hour on a weekly basis and the next session is this Friday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. The theme will be “Earth Day” and your preschooler will enjoy stories and fun activities. Please visit the library or call to register your 3 to 5 year old child. The library is located at 146 South Fifth Street and the phone number is (570)584-3762. Of course, you don’t have to wait for a special event to enjoy all that your public library has to offer. With your library card you can visit any library in the county, and access millions of free items through the Internet. Make sure your card is up to date and ask any library staff member for help getting the most out of it.

Hughesville events:

Sat. Apr. 23, starting at 8 a.m. the Hughesville Rotary Club will hold its annual free tree seedling distribution at the Rotary Clock, Main & Water Streets. Every tree that we grow will enhance our community. They will be providing these until they are all gone so get there early.

Weds. Apr. 27 This is the registration deadline for this year’s Progressive Ag Safety Day, hosted by Lycoming County 4-H. Your child will enjoy this fun-filled day of learning, on June 11, for children ages 5-18. Topics for demonstrations and discussions include Fire Safety, First Aid, Lawn Equipment Safety, PTO Safety, Water Safety, Home Alone, Hidden Hazards, Disability Awareness, Drug Awareness, and Gun Safety. Please see their website for family and group pricing at extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/lycoming/events. The event schedule is scheduled for June 11, check in 8-9, program runs 9-2 at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds.

Sat. Apr. 30, 2 to 4 p.m. will be the East Lycoming Historical Society Spring Tea, a fun annual event that raises funds for the society’s museum and programs. This year’s theme is “Hats: a Forgotten Accessory,” presented by Anne Knox. Tickets may be reserved by contacting Sharon Hughes at (570)584-2244. The event will be held at the Hughesville Friends Church, 137 South Third Street.

Sat. Apr. 30 Hughesville Rotary’s annual pig roast, 11-7, Hughesville Fire Hall. Proceeds benefit community projects.

Sat. April 30 is Hughesville High School’s Prom night.

Sat. May 7 Carz & More show and fundraiser for the East Lycoming School Foundation and will be held at the Hughesville High School parking lot.