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Hughesville Locals Jan. 25, 2017

By Staff | Jan 26, 2017

Another historic inauguration and transfer of control of our federal government has taken place, and now we can see if those who head our governmental positions can accomplish the things they propose. I hope that their guiding principle will always be what is best for the nation.

Locally, things are quiet, with most people happy that we have not had any significant snowfall, although I am sure that those businesses that sell snow shovels, snow blowers, and related items would like it to be different. I know there are some local residents who rely on some winter income from providing snow plowing and removal, so I know they would like winter to get serious and bring at least a few inches at a time.

Have you noticed that during the winter the stars in the night sky seem so bright and distinctive? I always thought this was due to the colder, drier air of wintertime. However, I recently read an astronomic explanation that helped me understand that this phenomenon occurs because in winter, the night side of Earth is facing away from the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. In summer, we look at a night sky that is hazy with the light of millions of stars that are near the galaxy’s center. It’s so easy to spot the bright stars in the constellation Orion, and one doesn’t have to stay outdoors very long to enjoy the sight. Of course, lately it has been a rare occurrence for the sky to be clear enough for stargazing.

Check your schedules for sports events at Hughesville High School. There have been several exciting games and matches recently and the students are continuing to work to achieve success. While the wrestling team was defeated by a strong Muncy squad last weekend, several individual wrestlers at HHS are showing real talent and skill. I expect that we will see good results in the upcoming individual meets.

Hughesville Area Public Library has events for youngsters, books and movies, and much to interest patrons of all ages. Make it a habit to visit the library often and see the displays, attend a program, work on a jigsaw puzzle, or check out some great reading.

Have a great week! Next week we’ll be looking for Punxsutawney Phil to give us his prognostication for the remainder of winter. Can you believe February is nearly here?

Hughesville events:

Sundays in January Hughesville Methodist Charge will conduct morning worship services at Bethany U. M. Church, 111 South Second Street, at 9:30 a.m., with Sunday School at 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday evening worship is always at Christ U. M. Church at 6 p.m.

Mon. January 30, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. “Wee Tales” at HAPL for registered toddlers ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers. For registration info, visit Hughesville Area Public Library or call 570-584-3762.

Tues. Jan. 31, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. “Wee Play” at HAPL, designed for children aged 3 to 6 and their caregivers.

Thursdays, Jan. 26, & Feb. 2, 10:30-11:15 a.m. “Wee Make Music” at Hughesville Area Public Library. A “progressive” music and movement activity designed for busy wee ones, ages 18 months-3 years and caregivers.

Fridays, Jan. 27, & Feb. 3, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Pre-School Story Hour at Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 South Fifth Street, for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.