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Muncy Locals Feb. 8, 2017

By Staff | Feb 8, 2017

I have some official news to report this week for Pennsylvania. The world famous groundhog saw his shadow in Punxsutawney and predicted six more weeks of winter. So those gardens will have to wait awhile.

Our state governor merged the Departments of Aging, Health and Human Services, and Drug and Alchohol programs into one single state agency. There is a general consenus this will be a more efficient system.

Tuesday is Valentine’s Day and keep in mind Muncy’s wonderful choices of restaurants for dining out that will please just about every budget and palate.

The Lycoming County Conservation District is offering evergreen, hardwood and fruit tree seedlings to the public for a nominal fee. The seedlings must be pre-ordered and prepaid. Orders will be accepted until April 14 at the County district office by calling 570-433-3003. They request to have them picked up between noon and 6 p.m. on Friday, April 21st at the County Farm complex off Warrensville Road.

The Muncy Resiliency Project is getting a good start and requests are suggested from the community and residents as to what we think Muncy’s identity should be for this capstone project. Many say the architecture is one of Muncy’s best assets as well as the shade trees and the recreational opportunities of the river. At the MPBA meeting it was said that all roads lead to Muncy. A Facebook page is set up for your feedback and suggestions would be much appreciated to get this project underway. It is in the planning stages but a timeline and a strategic plan is being developed through the state and the county to retrofit the old “Opera House.” A foundation needs to be formed to purchase the Ritz Theatre and the Opera House in order to move forward with the resiliency project. It will take close to a year to form the foundation and players are badly needed. If you have any interest, go to the Facebook page or contact the Muncy Borough office. This will be a community decision and more “stakeholders” are needed. The momentum is there for this once in a lifetime opportunity.


Tues. Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day. Spend some time at the Meck Senior Center with a valentine craft at 10:30 with Helen followed by a party at 11:45 a.m. and matters of the heart and auction with Al from Elmcroft at noon.

Weds. Feb. 15 Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 (siblings welcome) 10-11 a.m. at the Muncy Public Library. Listen to stories, play games, and make crafts designed to prepare your child for kindergarten. Call 570-546-5014 to register.

Thurs. Feb. 16 Couponing 101 at the Muncy Public Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn the secrets and tricks of couponing to stretch your grocery dollar. Call 570-546-5014 to register.

Fri. Feb. 17 The Great Backyard Bird Count and You at the Montour Preserve from 7-8 p.m. in the Environmental Education Center. Learn to collect data on wild birds and contribute to the big picture of winter birds traveling across North America.

Fri. Feb 17 Toddler Tales for ages 1-3 (siblings welcome) 10-11a.m. Listen to stories, sing songs, and play games in this program designed for active toddlers. Please call the Muncy ibrary at 570-546-5014 to register.

Sat. Feb. 18 workshop to make Charity Quilts from 9-3 at Pennsdale United Methodist Church. Bring your sewing machines if you want to spend sometime sewing. We will be cutting fabric, making kits and sewing up quilts. If you don’t want to sew, we will need members to iron fabric and to cut fabric. If you have fabric to donate, bring it along. Please only 100% cotton. Poly/cotton blends can not be used in quilts. Come join us for a good time.