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Hughesville Locals Aug. 3, 2016

By Staff | Aug 3, 2016

The “Dog Days” of August are here, and it has seemed like they began early this year. We’ve had a long string of 90+ degree days that have only been relieved by the occasional thunderstorm, which cools things for a bit, but significantly increases the humidity level. I am glad for the rainfall, however, so I suppose I must tolerate the high humidity, if for no other reason than my fondness for vine-ripened tomatoes fresh from the garden. My eggplant seems to be growing much better this year than last, but the zucchini plants need to put on the brakes and let me catch up.

Have you visited the Lime Bluff Recreation Area lately? Hughesville is blessed to have this wonderful space for biking, walking, picnics, softball, playground, and Frisbee golf. Hats off to the dedicated volunteer authority that oversees the park! I have recently enjoyed the biking path, as well as the Frisbee golf course, and hope to have many more opportunities to spend time there. It is also convenient to ride a bicycle to the park by way of the access path that begins on East Lycoming School District property near the soccer and baseball fields south of Ashkar Elementary School. If you haven’t been there recently, I urge you to check it out!

Hughesville Area Public Library is looking for unique or interesting collections to display in the glass case near the circulation desk. The display case has held selections of books, model cars, teacups, dolls, and hand-painted items. If you have a collection that you would be willing to share for a month-long display, contact the staff at HAPL and choose a month.

HAPL is still celebrating Summer Reading with programs for elementary and teen readers this week and next. The last adult program is coming up in a couple of weeks, so be sure to visit the library, or call at (570)584-3762 for more information about all the great things that are going on there. Please note that their new Preschool Story times are now in 4-week sets, on Fridays from 10:30-11:15, and are geared for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers. There is a one-week break between sets, so mark your calendars! Set 1: August 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2; Set 2: September 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7.Set 3: October 21, 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11.Pre-registration is required for these programs by calling the Hughesville Public Library at 570-584-3762, or stopping by the circulation desk.

Merchants and business owners are reminded to contact Cheri at Cheri’s House of Flowers with the details for participation in the GHBA Block Party scheduled for Friday, August 19.

Hughesville Events:

Weds. Aug. 10, 2 p.m. “Yoga Adventure for Kids” with Lisa Shaw. Summer Reading event for Elementary age children and their families, at the Hughesville Area Public Library. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel and help tell a motion story with yoga.

Thurs. Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. “The Game of Life” teen Summer Reading program. Learn how to deal with stress in different way, from coloring to making a mini Zen Garden.

Aug. 11 & 12 Perseid Meteor Shower. This year’s event is predicted to be more spectacular than in the past few years. Earth will be traveling through the trail of debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle, resulting in a “storm” of meteors visible in our night sky. Find a place that’s relatively dark and look to the northeast for your best chance to see up to 200 meteors an hour!

Aug. 13 & 14, August Fest to benefit Meagan’s Box Foundation. Sat. opens 3:30 p.m. and Sun. opens at 11:30 a.m. Featuring musical entertainment, harness racing, food vendors, crafters, local wineries and games for children, Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville.