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Muncy Locals Feb. 1, 2017

By Staff | Feb 1, 2017

Think heart. Keep busy and try not to think about the cold days ahead. AccuWeather reports that the coldest time has passed which is the earliest part in January for our part of the country.

The quilters are busy getting ready for the quilt show in 2018 and have announced the theme to be World War I. 2017 is the 100 year anniversary and anyone is invited to participate as the nation is honoring those who served during this time. Quilts, songs, uniforms and memorabilia from this era are welcomed and you can contact Carol Shetler or Cindy Craddock for more information.

Healthy eating is important, but this month during Healthy Heart month, we should be more attentive to what goes into our bodies. The YMCA and the YWCA have some valuable tips to incorporate for healthier habits: Make water your number one choice in beverage, go outside everyday to keep your hearts pumping, eat as a family, involve kids in meal planning, sleep well, reduce recreational tv screen time and stay active.

Representative Garth Everett has joined in a legislative effort for consumers not to have to register every five years for the telemarketing “do-not-call” list. The bill would remove the time period completely and allow consumers to register only once for as long as they hold the number they register. The bill would also prohibit telemarketing on legal holidays and calls initiated by computerized auto dialers (robocalls). Garth said the legislation passed the House with a unanimous vote in 2015, but was not acted upon by the Senate prior to the close of session.

Rep. Everett was also present at the highway dedication ceremony on Sunday for the late Tom Paternostro and spoke on his behalf to make part of Rt. 220 more safe. This is so deserving of Tom and it will remind all of us who knew him of his passion and community involvement to make things better. I will always remember Tom when we served together on the education committee for the Williamsport Chamber of Commerce, and decades ago, I learned a lot on how to grow culinary herbs in my garden from him. Aside from education, gardening was one of Tom’s favorite past times. And he loved the cats in his garden too! I will remember these things every time I see that highway sign.

Muncy Events

Thurs. Feb. 2 general meeting for MPBA at Orlando’s, 6:30 p.m. with an update on the Muncy Resiliency Project.

Fri. Feb. 3 is National Wear Red Day to celebrate Heart Health Month. Visitors who come to The LifeCenter in Williamsport on this day who wear red and receive a free blood pressure check will receive a special giveaway from UPMC Susquehanna and the Williamsport YMCA. Pick up valuable information about heart disease, heart attack symptoms and more.

Tues. Feb. 7 is National Cherry Day

Thurs. Feb. 9 discussion and handout with the American Heart Association on healthy eating, noon at the Meck Senior Center, 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy.

Fri. Feb. 10 two excellent documentaries will be shown at the Environmental Center at the Montour Preserve from 7-8 p.m. Mira Lloyd Dock was the first woman in the world to be appointed to a forest commission and created the first forestry school in our state. She is said to have had more of an impact on forests than any other woman in the world. The other is on Ralph W. Abele who helped protect PA’s waterways and aquatic life. He is author of PA’s Environmental Rights Amendment which guarantees “that people have the right to clean air and pure water.”