Hughesville Locals Oct. 19, 2016
I was delighted to be among those friends, relatives, and classmates who were present at the induction of Dr. Robert A. Houseknecht into the Hughesville High School Academic Hall of Fame last weekend. Dr. Houseknecht is a member of the HHS class of 1954 and is certainly deserving of this award. He is another example of the highly accomplished professionals who have been honored at Hughesville for their achievements and contributions to society. Photos of all the inductees are prominently displayed in the HHS library, so take time to check it out whenever you can.
Did you see that wonderful full Harvest Moon last weekend? It certainly seemed to be as bright as any I’ve seen. Venus has also been giving us a brilliant display just after sunset. The weather forecast would seem to indicate that we may not have many clear nights over the next week or so, but last week was a treat. We were driving home from Williamsport one evening and I was delighted to spot a meteor as it streaked across the sky and broke apart. The sky never ceases to amaze me.
While I was looking at one of my favorite websites, www.earthsky.org I realized that meteor season is upon us! There are meteor showers occurring each month until the year’s end. A good one to be aware of this month is the Taurid meteor shower, which may well produce a swarm of fireballs or exceptionally bright meteors in late October and early November. Also, the Orionid meteor shower peaks this Thursday, October 20. Any time there is a clear sky, you may see a “shooting star” streak across the sky!
The Hughesville Area Public Library is beginning another four-week cycle of programming for young children. The new structure allows you to register your child for the full cycle so that you don’t have to register for each session. There are fun and exciting events for children from age one to school age. Check with the friendly staff at HAPL for more information.
Congratulations Autumn Breanna Avery for representing Hughesville High School at the annual Flaming Foliage court over the weekend and Landon Henry as your escort.
Sundays in October: Bethany and Christ United Methodist Churches (the Hughesville Charge) will hold joint services at Christ U. M. Church, 146 South Main Street, Hughesville, at 9:30 AM. Wednesday evening worship and prayer services are always at Christ U.M. Church at 6 PM.
Mon. Oct. 24, 10:30 11:15 a.m. “Wee Tales” story and activity time at the Hughesville Area Public Library. This is designed for registered toddlers ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers. For registration info, visit the library or call (570)584-3762.
Thursdays, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 3:15 4:15 p.m. “Kids Color” for students aged 8 12 years. Kids are invited to gather in the Community Room at Hughesville Area Public Library for some relaxing and fun coloring time with gel pens and colored pencils. Some of the works will be displayed in the library after each four-week session. Call or visit for registration and more information.
Fridays, Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 10:30 11:15 a.m. Pre-School Story Hour at Hughesville Area Public Library for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.