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Boat launch closed

By Staff | Jul 27, 2016

I see that the Muncy boat launch access in Muncy Creek Township is closed due to low water levels and insufficient rainfall this summer. The Fish and Boat Commission said conditions are unsafe and closed it on July 8. There is much sediment buildup which is blocking the ramp and causing sandbars to surface. They caution not to try to walk through it to get to the river because you can get stuck in it. Some of it is waist high, so wait until the water level rises. These conditions make it especially hard for power boats, and even getting a kayak into the water may cause you to get stuck. This is the first year they had to close the launch although it has been reported that the sandbars are always a problem when rainfall is short and levels are low. The next closest boat launch to use would be the one in Montgomery.

Fear not, the Mozley Opera House on Water Street is being considered for a transformation. A group called the Muncy Resiliency Project is considering its use for the future hoping to make it the “Resilience Center of Excellence.” Those who are working on this are Ed Feigles, Fran McJunkin, Josh Schnitzlein and Bill Ramsey. They even came up with a conceptual design where the first floor would be offices and the second floor conference rooms. A component would be an educational and training center perhaps partnering with an academic institution such as Penn State to offer advanced degrees according to the group.

Representative Garth Everett is going to be hosting another concealed carry seminar this September at the Hughesville Fire Department. He said that DA Eric Linhardt will discuss Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws. Sheriff Lusk will explain rules and regulations surrounding licenses and how to safely interact with police when carrying a firearm. Everett is also continuing veterans assistance hours at the Penn Hills Plaza on the fourth Monday of each month.

Muncy events

Sat. July 30 free movie night at R.J. Patrizio Pool in Muncy. Hosted by the Muncy Summer Recreation program, the movie ‘Sandlot’ will begin at dusk.

Aug. 3 & 4 distribution of senior boxes for those eligible at the Son-Light House, 130 Carpenter St., Muncy. Weds. 9- noon and Thurs. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted Mon., Thurs., and Sat. mornings from 7-10.

Weds. Aug. 3 is National Eye Exam Month. Join the Meck Senior Center, ELYMCA building, 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy to learn more eye care at 11:15 a.m. Thurs. Aug. 4 is peach nutrition with fun facts and a handout followed by lunch.

Thurs. Aug. 4 the MPBA to meet at 6:30 at Orlando’s in Muncy.

Aug. 7-13 is National Farmers Market Week.

Aug. 8-13 Montour DeLong Fair. Look for the Muncy Garden Club’s display.

Tues. Aug. 9 Friends of the Muncy Library to host public fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. in the upstairs section of the library.