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Muncy locals Nov. 30, 2016

By Staff | Nov 30, 2016

After being off for some much needed repairs, the bookmobile is now back up and running starting next week. It will be in our area every other Wednesday of each month starting December 13th. The first stop will be the ELYMCA from 8 to 9:30 a.m. then it will work its way to Hallson Square in Pennsdale with morning stops at Fun Academy and Park Place Apartments in Muncy. Afternoon stops will be at Renn Elementary, Ben Franklin, Muncy Valley Hospital, Ferrell Elementary and ending at Wolf Run Village at 3:15 to 3:45.

After the Y each stop is thirty minutes and a variety of book titles are always available. If there is a certain book you are looking for, just let them know the title and they can look it up for you and have it available next visit providing it is in the public library system.

Those of you who are tracing your ethnic roots will be glad to know the Genealogy Roadshow, a popular PBS series, is in its 4th season and the Lycoming County Genealogical Society would like to invite you to apply. Although you need not be an experienced geneologist, the opportunity presents itself if you or a family member have a genealogical mystery to solve. To apply or inquire send an email to lycominglineage@gmail.com.

The East Lycoming YMCA hosted their annual campaign and remind us of the many programs supporting seniors. They offer Silver Sneakers, 8 classes on land and 15 classes in the pool each week. Senior activities, a senior center, meals on wheels and a Superstars program are just a few of the many classes available. Also at the same location are rehabilitation and physical therapy services through UPMC Susquehanna Health. This year the campaign averaged over fifty thousand dollars towards these programs. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful resource.

Muncy School District has a new app. It can be downloaded to your mobile device by typing in ‘Muncy SD’ from the Apple store or Google Play depending on your device. It’s free and Superintendent Dr. Craig Skaluba said it is used in addition to the school district’s phone system. It comes in handy during school delays, cancellations, flooding disasters and can be a valuable communication tool with current updates especially on a charged smart phone.

Parents with a passcode can also view the students’ assignments and grades. The students are using the app every day to get their information like sports scores, library books, lunch menus and bus information. Dr. Skaluba said it is open to the community to use and is a good way to check on school news and community events and even following alumni. He also wants feedback and any suggestions to improve it and what else to include on the app. For any feedback on the app, please email Linda Kneedler, administrative assistant at lkneedler@muncysd.org.

Muncy Events

Sat. Dec. 3 Santa comes to Muncy. Parade at 10 a.m.

Sat. Dec. 3 Christmas Craft Show, 9-4, First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy.

Sat. Dec. 3 Tree Lighting service at Clarkstown United Methodist Church, 6:30 p.m. Outdoor service and inside refreshments. Join in singing Christmas carols. All ages welcome.

Sun. Dec. 4 West Branch Chorale Christmas concert, Faith United Methodist Church, Montoursville, 3 p.m. Directed by Shirley Smith.

Tues. Dec. 6 FUN Academy Christmas Concert, Church of Resurrection , 6:15 p.m. Performance by pre-schoolers with light refreshments to follow.

Weds. Dec. 7 Good ‘n Plenty supper at First United Methodist Church, all you can eat 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Dec. 7 & 8 boxes for eligible seniors for distribution days at Son-Light House, 130 Carpenter St., Muncy. Weds. 10 to noon and Thurs. 6-7:30 p.m.

Sat. Dec. 10 Breakfast with Santa at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, 9-11 a.m. The event also will include craft stations, cut-out Christmas cookies, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Seating is limited. RSVP to Gretchen Nash at (570) 523-4285.

Sun. Dec. 11 West Branch Chorale Christmas concert at Pleasant View Wesleyan Church, Muncy, 3 p.m.

Tues. Dec. 13 book fundraiser at the Muncy Public Library from 3-6 p.m.