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Hughesville Locals June 1, 2016

By Staff | Jun 1, 2016

Did you notice that summer has arrived? I was not expecting the 90-degree days last weekend! It has been a quick turnaround for the change from an extra quilt on the bed to air conditioners in the window! I know I will be happy to get our seasonal pool set up and filled so we have that option for cooling off. Of course, this is fair warning: whenever my pool is set up and ready, we get a cool spell and/or thunderstorms for a week or more. May be this year will break that pattern.

Recently it has seemed that, for many drivers in Hughesville, the familiar octagonal red STOP signs are a mere suggestion. The definition of the word STOP seems to vary among those who hold driver’s licenses. While it is true that many intersections have minimal amounts of traffic, especially at mid-morning, or mid-afternoon, it is still important for all of us to make a full stop at every Stop sign. With this the selected approach of summer and the increased foot and bicycle traffic, plus the presence of children outdoors from daylight to dark, that extra two seconds that are required to make a full stop can make the difference between safe passage and a tragic accident. Please allow yourself enough time for all your driving! Pedestrians and cyclists also need to pay attention to the rules of safe use of streets and intersections to help keep everyone accident-free.

Hughesville Events:

Weds. June 1, 7 p.m. Hughesville High School Baccalaureate Service, sponsored and organized by students, this annual service honors the senior class as they prepare for commencement. HHS auditorium, 349 Cemetery Street.

Fridays in June, 10:30 a.m. Story Hour for 3 to 5 year olds continues at Hughesville Area Public Library. The theme for June 3 is “Bugs.” Visit the library, or call (570)584-3762 to register your child for this fun weekly event.

Fri. June 3, 7 p.m. Hughesville High School Commencement 2016. Weather permitting, the graduation exercises will be held in the football stadium behind the high school, 349 Cemetery Street.

Mon. June 6, 7 p.m. Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department Carnival begins with the Pet Parade. The parade forms at the high school parking lot on Cemetery Street and proceeds to Main Street, through town, and ends at the Firemen’s lot on Railroad Street.

Mon. through Sat. June 6 11 is the HVFD Carnival. This annual event will feature games, entertainment, rides, and great food items. Ride Specials (unlimited rides with the purchase of a wristband) will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, the Antique Car Parade on Wednesday, and the Chicken bar-b-que and Firemen’s Parade on Saturday. Be sure to visit the carnival and support this great community asset!

Mon. through Sat. June 13 18, sign up for ‘Summer Reading’ at the Hughesville Area Public Library! There are events and programs for both children and adults, so dust off your library card and get in on the fun at HAPL, 146 South Fifth Street, Hughesville.