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Hughesville Locals Feb. 22, 2017

By Staff | Feb 22, 2017

Did you take advantage of the wonderful, spring-like temperatures last weekend? I enjoyed the respite from the need for many layers, but I always fear that I will mind the cold even more when it returns. I guess we can expect a few ups and downs of the thermometer over the next few weeks.

Congratulations to the Hughesville High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams! Both varsity squads ended their regular seasons with win/loss records that were amazing, and both are currently involved in preparation for play-off games. Way to go, Spartans! The HHS Wrestling team also is to be congratulated for their competitive results in the Sectional meet last weekend. Two Spartans will advance to the District meet this coming weekend (February 25). Congratulations to Conner Kepner and Josh Dauberman!

With the approach of milder weather, we can expect to see some progress on the PennDoT plans for East Water Street and North Main Street. I have no idea when each of these major road-widening and rebuilding projects will begin, but I anticipate that once the noise and dirt are all finished we will all appreciate the end-results. Once things do get started, residents will want to be alert for changes in traffic patterns, detours, or possible delays on these two major borough access roads. Planning for alternate paths to home, businesses, and athletic or church activities may prevent frustration as the work progresses!

I have heard several reports of robins being sighted in town, although I have not seen any myself. I will be looking for them, but hope they are not rushing the season too much!

Have a great week!

Hughesville Events:

Sat. Feb. 25, noon to 3 p.m. The “Fiber Fillies,” a fiber arts guild sponsored by the East Lycoming Historical Society, will meet at the society’s museum at 66 South Main Street, Hughesville. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, year round, for the sharing and enjoyment of all types of hand-made fiber crafts, from basket weaving to tatting. If you enjoy knitting, crocheting, or any other fiber art, join the group for a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Beginners are always welcome!

Sundays in February the Hughesville Methodist Charge will conduct morning worship services at Christ U. M. Church, 146 South Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., with Sunday School at 10:45. Wednesday evening worship is always at Christ U. M. Church at 6 p.m.

Mon. Feb. 27 & Mar. 6, from 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. Feb. 28 & Mar. 7, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m “Wee Play” at HAPL, designed for children aged 3 to 6 and their caregivers.

Thurs. Feb. 23, Mar. 2 & 9, 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.

Fri. Feb. 24, Mar. 3 & 10, 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.