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Hughesville Locals Mar. 29, 2017

By Staff | Mar 31, 2017

March is certainly showing us a variety of Spring weather, isn’t it? We can hope that the more wintery aspects are behind us and that the promise of those occasional warm breezes will prove to be more prevalent as we finish out the month. Of course, with April Fool’s Day coming up on Saturday, Mother Nature may be in the mood to pull a few pranks on us all.

Students in the schools are preparing to spend some time in standardized testing, with some of the PSSA tests beginning next week. Others will be administered later in the month, with yet another round of tests, the Keystone exams, along with AP tests for older students, in May. Meanwhile, many of the local high school students have been demonstrating their drive and abilities in ways that make us cheer. Last week I mentioned the HHS Scholastic Scrimmage Team, Kade Heckel, Emilie Detweiler, Josiah Cottle, Elise Sherman, Levi Shaner, and Nathan Winter. The team defeated teams representing both Williamsport and Loyalsock Township, then went to the WVIA studios in Pittston on March 23 for the next level of competition. While they did not emerge victorious, the team certainly provided a sterling representation for our school and community.

Local students that advanced through aquatic area competition and competed at the state level were Landon Corbin, Ethan Snyder, and Karlee Wallis, members of the ELYMCA (East Lycoming YMCA) Swim Team. They traveled to Penn State for the meet last weekend.

For some great entertainment and a foot-tapping good time, mark your calendars and call for tickets to this year’s HHS Musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a comedy within a musical. The show will be performed in the HHS Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, April 6, 7, & 8. Reserved seating is available by calling the high school office during school hours, 570-584-2111. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Hughesville Events:

Thursdays, Mar. 30, April 6 & 13, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. “Wee Make Music” at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL). A “progressive” music and movement activity designed for busy wee ones, ages 18 months-3 years and caregivers.

Fridays, Mar. 31, April 7 & 14, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. to Pre-School Story Hour at HAPL, 146 S. Fifth Street, for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.

Sat. April 1st is April Fool’s Day watch out!

Sat. Apr. 1 the East Lycoming Historical Society will be reopening their museum for the year. Hours will be Saturdays and Sundays Noon to 3 p.m. Please stop in for a visit. The gift shop will be open and they still have “Ghost on the Allegheny: the Hotel Essicks” books available plus a few Moreland Memories books available.

Sun. Apr. 2 Spartan Spectacular spring concert, Hughesville High School Band will perform at 1 p.m. in the high school auditiorium. The public is invited.

Apr. 3 & 4 the East Lycoming Historical Society is organizing a show and tell railroad trip along the old Williamsport and North Branch railroad right-of-way. Meet at the ELHS museum, 66 S. Main St., Hughesville at 9 a.m. On Monday the train will travel from Halls Station to Sonestown and on Tuesday from Halls Station to Satterfield. For more information call Charles Hughes at 570-584-2244.

Mondays, April 3 &10, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.”Wee Tales” at HAPL for registered toddlers ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers. For registration call 584-3762.

Tuesdays, April 4 & 11, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. “Wee Play” at HAPL, designed for children aged 3 to 6 and their caregivers.

Sat. Apr. 8 Easter Egg Hunt at Bodine Park, 1 p.m. with the Hughesville Rotary.