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Muncy Locals July 13, 2016

By Staff | Jul 21, 2016

I have discovered a couple of new places to go to this summer. On Rt. 87 on Tuesdays there is a farmers market in Loyalsockville in the parking lot at the Baptist Church. It is much closer to get the local produce I need than trying to run to Williamsport early Saturday mornings. And there are local vendors there too. I was able to get some fresh picked strawberries and some lovely annuals from Pleasant Valley Greenhouse in Montgomery. Another stop anytime during the week, also on Rt. 87 is a store called Local Fare where everything grown local is well stocked for purchase from eggs, to breads, cheeses, lettuce, honey, jams and a lot more. All of the merchandise is from local vendors and grown organically.

Another stop I made is the Centered Earth Clay Arts studio and gallery which used to be in Montoursville, but has now located to Muncy Township in the Penn Hills Plaza. Be sure to stop in and get a list of the summer creativity camps. The sessions will run until about mid-August.

This Sunday at 2 p.m. the Thomas Taber Museum will be hosting a lecture on the history of the Repasz Band. Meanwhile the band is getting ready to perform here on July 26 in front of the Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

It’s berry time. I love blueberries and took some time to pick them at Green Barn Berry Farm. They were plentiful and I didn’t have to go far down the row – just a few bushes and I was able to pick 5 pounds and it only took a half hour! It’s better if you have your own bucket to fill. They weigh it at check-in and point you to the best row at the time. Steve Naylor from Naylor’s Blueberry Farm says this is the best time of year to get them. Both of these local berry farms are worth the trip. And I discovered that the blueberries freeze well until you’re ready to eat them again.

For this weekend, don’t forget Muncy Historical Society’s annual quilt show. It will be held at the First United Methodist Church, a new location. The show is going to feature “worldwide” memorabilia from the museum and private collections.

Muncy events

Fri. July 15 at the Muncy Public Library, 10 a.m. for all ages – Tom Seiling’s “Tromp Through the Swamp”. Come and have fun with the whole family in this fun and interactive program!

Sat. July 16, 1-2 p.m., Mural Makers part 2 at the Muncy Public Library, for ages 4 and up. “We will be finishing up our mural to hang in the library-come help us out!” All programs are free- space is limited so please call the library at 570-546-5014 or stop in to register.

July 20 & 21, distribution days at Son-Light House, Muncy. Weds. 9 a.m. to noon and Thurs. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Donations are every Mon. Thurs. and Sat. mornings. Cereal is especially needed.

Fri. July 22 Muncy’s 4th Friday, 6-9 p.m.

Sat. July 23 Muncy’s Friends of the Library will be hosting their monthly fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.