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Muncy locals Sept. 14, 2016

By Staff | Sep 12, 2016

I experienced the Memorial motorcycle 9/11 run on Sunday as it traveled through Wolf Township on Rt. 220 at 4:05 p.m. and a short distance from my house. I started to count them but soon gave up as there were thousands. It lasted close to an hour. There were lots of horns blowing and not many of the motorcycles were seen without a flag waving. It was beautiful weather, a beautiful time, and beautiful patriotism!

Congratulations goes to Katelyn Harder from Muncy who was holding the corn in last week’s Luminary. She and her teammates from the Muncy field hockey team were the winners of the teenager’s category in the corn husking contest at Muncy’s 4th Friday in August.

SVQuilt Guild’s new officers are Nancy Jarrett, Cindy Campbell and Chris Atkins. Executive officers will be participating in a monthly show-and-tell throughout the year. Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month at the Pennsdale United Methodist Church. Barbara Shamburg and Teri Snyder are heading the committee for charity quilts. Workshops will be scheduled to make kits. Members will be taking a bus trip to Lancaster on October 4. If interested contact info@susqvalleyquilters.org. New members are always welcome.

According to Representative Garth Everett’s office, an historic change is taking place in Pennsylvania. More than 200 applications for special permits allowing for the sale of wine at restaurants and hotels, including grocery and convenience stores with restaurant licenses, have been submitted to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. For the first time since Prohibition, beer and wine may be sold in the same location but in limited quantities.

Honeybees need a helping hand. In the 1980s there were more than 80 thousand colonies. Now there are close to 40 thousand, according to the PA State Beekeepers Association. Researchers are working hard to find out why they are declining. Now is a good time to buy local honey from local beekeepers and a good way to help. Just about every farmers market will have a supply of fresh honey this time of year. To find the closest beekeeper, go to www.pastatebeekeepers.org. To attract the bees, plant a pollinator friendly garden. I really like my butterfly bush because it attracts both the honey bees and the pretty butterflies. It is also recommended to use pesticides sparingly and learn how to manage them.

Muncy Events

Sat. Sept. 17 9th annual Corvette and Artists show in downtown Muncy, 10-3.

Sat. Sept. 17 Muncy Public library book fundraiser by the Muncy Friends of the Library, 10-1.

Weds. Sept. 21 Blood pressure clinic at Meck Senior Center, 11 a.m. followed by discussion of the health benefits of chicken at 11:45.

Thurs. Sept. 22, Are They Really Ready? Learning-related vision problems often cause frustration with school and homework. Left undetected, a learning-related vision problem can rob a child of a bright future associated with success in school and higher education. Come meet Dr. Myers at a free workshop! 6:00-7:00 p.m., Vision Learning Center, Main Street, Muncy.

Weds. Sept. 28 the Muncy Women’s Club will meet at First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy at 7 p.m. for a program on self-defense. “Fight Like a Girl” with Stacey Mitstifer will show techniques and ways for women to defend themselves in case of attack. New officers elected are: Teri Snyder, President; Georgia Stauffer, Vice-President; Debbie Frey, Secretary; Cathy Henry, Assistant Secretary; and Carol Pittinger, Treasurer. Jean Hester is the historian, Emma DeWald will cover publicity and social concerns will be handled by Sue Scott. Carol Diehl, Cindy Campbell and Elaine McAleer are on program committee.

Sept. 28 & 29 distribution days at Son-Light House, 130 Carpenter St., Muncy. Weds. 9 a.m. to noon and Thurs. 5-7:30 p.m. Donations accepted every Mon., Thurs., at Sat. from 7-10 a.m.

Sun. Oct. 2 Wine and Hope event at Bush House to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Wineries, brewery and distillery. For advanced tickets email KateP114@hotmail.com