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Muncy Locals Jan.11, 2017

By Staff | Jan 11, 2017

Macy’s store at the Lycoming Mall will be closing soon, so starting this week head to the store for their final clearance sales. This store is one of the 68 stores of 100 that are closing down due to more online shopping. If you decide to go, Meagan Murray of “Meagan’s Box Foundation” is asking for some help and support with boxes. If you make a purchase, ask for a box. Meagan said Macy’s is one of few places that will give out gift boxes. Boxes are needed for stuffed animals, blankets, towels and the many gift items they need to wrap every year at Christmas time. They can be dropped off at Hess & Hess Law office on Main St. in Hughesville.

More volunteer help is needed at the Son-Light House in Muncy. Assistance is needed to handle boxes for truck delivery of food from the Central PA Food Bank and also with handling the boxes for the bi-weekly pulling of food for distribution. Boxes can weigh between 30 and 40 pounds each and will take about one hour in the morning. If available call Ken Frey at 546-3585.

Here is an interesting fact: The average household has 8 connected mobile devices, and tech experts predict that by 2020 that number should reach 31. I found that hard to believe, but after an inventory of just the two of us, I counted 10 devices which included laptops, phones, fitness watch, cameras and ipads. And some of these already need upgraded. So it is suggested that as you upgrade the devices, to also upgrade the Wi-Fi and internet service. I have a long way to go to keep up with the latest technology, as it is increasing faster than my brain can absorb it. My new year’s resolution is to upgrade and read the manuals. Even the appliances require digital applications, not manual, and I still have not figured out everything that works on the new stove we purchased last year. I can also foresee that we will need some kind of charging station for these mobile devices, so I am hoping to have something built in our kitchen this year. My good realtor friend, Nan Young said that this will add value to the home. Currently we have devices hooked up to several outlets throughout the first floor. My husband also suggested a smart TV, so that in itself will require some additional learning and usage. I also need to upgrade some software and learn how to do a Shutterfly book of our growing family.

Happy New Year and I hope you can keep any resolutions going for 2017.

Muncy Events

Fri. Jan. 13 Toddler Tales for ages 1-3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Muncy Public Library. Miss Monica will share stories, songs and activities designed for active toddlers. Siblings are always welcome! Please register by calling 570-546-5014

Mon. Jan. 16 Kids Construction Club at the Muncy Public Library for ages 5 and up starting at 6:30 p.m.

Tues. Jan. 17 there will be a Genealogy program at the Muncy Public Library. Learn how to use local and computer resources to build your family tree. Seating is limited so please register by calling 570-546-5014. Program starts at 6 p.m.

Weds. Jan. 18 Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. Miss Monica will read stories, play games and make crafts designed to prepare young children for kindergarten. Siblings are always welcome! Please register by calling the library at 570-546-5014.

Thurs. Jan. 19 will be the next meeting for the Muncy Borough Council meeting. The last one was canceled due to an insufficient number of members in attendance.

Fri. Jan. 20 Toddler Tales for ages 1-3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Muncy Public Library. Miss Monica will share stories, songs and activities designed for active toddlers. Siblings are always welcome! Please register.

Jan. 25 & 26 Son Light House distributions at 130 Carpenter St., Muncy. Weds. 9-noon and Thurs. 5-7:30 p.m.

Weds. Feb. 1 Good ‘n Plenty dinner at First United Methodist Church in Muncy, 4-6 p.m. Served family style all you can eat.