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Muncy Locals Nov. 9, 2016

By Staff | Nov 9, 2016

To make things a little clearer, there are two major projects taking place in Muncy that are making some widespread news.

The first is the proposed waste to energy plant in the borough for the former Andritz building on Sherman Street with DTE, Inc., and the other is the Muncy Resiliency project, a community effort to energize and revisit sections of Muncy.

The Resiliency Project is a combined effort with collective government agencies to improve and develop strategies for revitalization. A meeting is scheduled for Thurs. Nov. 17 from 6-8 p.m. at Ward L. Myers Elementary School. It is encouraged for all to come announced Jeff Smead, a Muncy resident, who is showing his support and interest to help improve his community.

This will be an informational and engaging meeting with the Lycoming County Department of Planning and Community Development and the PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development to develop an action plan consisting of a series of improvement projects beginning with the historic Opera House on the corner of Water and Main Streets in downtown Muncy.

The goal is to overcome obstacles and to create Muncy as a model for other towns in the country with brownfields. This process started last June.

Regarding the waste to energy plant, meetings are being scheduled to learn more about the process and to bring in some documented facts and research. The Muncy Professional Business Association discussed hosting an informational meeting with the officials of the waste to energy plant. MPBA president, Ann Baker announced it will be in a setting where more can be learned about the actual process, and without any outbursts. The building is privately owned, zoned industrial, in a flood plain, just a few blocks from the school, and concrete answers to many questions need to be answered. Members agreed to offer a meeting for further discussion. I am hoping the building can have other uses. I was told over and over by the owner, Jason Weisz, that there will be no incinerator, as many are led to believe.

It is that time of year again and it happens so fast. Help us at the Luminary and Shopper office to support Toys for Tots. We have a box by the front door and the U.S. Marine Corps volunteers like to come and pick up lots of toys. Donations can be made anytime Monday through Thursday, 8-5 or Friday from 8-4:30.

Muncy events

Sat. Nov. 12 Holiday Craft Show at the Muncy High School, 200 West Penn Street, Muncy from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the Muncy High School PTSA. Free admission. 70 craft vendors, a basket raffle, and food items available for purchase.

Fri. Nov. 11 Toddler Tales at the Muncy Public Library from 10-10:45 a.m. for ages 12mo-3 years. Join Miss Amber for stories, songs and activities for your toddlers. Siblings are welcome-please register by calling 570-546-5014.

Mon. Nov. 14 is National Clean Out Refrigerator Day. At 11:30 a.m. come to the Meck Senior Center for an informative program followed by lunch. On Weds. Nov. 16 look for tips to boost your nutritional health also at 11:30.

Tues. Nov. 15 Master Gardeners Presents “Christmas Cactus Varieties and Care” starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Muncy Public Library. Open to public.

Weds. Nov. 16 Muncy Woman’s Club to meet at First United Methodist Church in Muncy at 7 p.m. Program presenter will be artist, Victoria Thompson Hess.

Thurs. Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Day

Sun. Nov. 27 Lights of Love lighting ceremony at the Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation in Muncy at 4:30 p.m. in the portico. Light refreshments to be served afterward in the activity room. Names to be included must be submitted no later than Weds. Nov. 16.