By Nancy Hodge
It is so amazing to see how quickly flowering shrubs and trees are displaying their full beauty. From one day to the next, it seems that I notice so many more flowers and buds that have opened. Leaves are opening on all our trees and the daffodils are already starting to fade, their annual bloom just a forgotten blast of yellow across the front of the porch. While Earth Day was rather wet and cool, the sun did peek through on occasion, allowing us to see true spring weather.
Along with the many outdoor activities, many of us are taking a closer look at our cars and noticing the dirt that has accumulated after each rainy day. A new option for a quick cleanup is the Main Street Carwash that opened recently. The entrance is on Academy Street, across from Baxter Plumbing and Heating, and the exit puts you back on the road on Main Street. It’s a good feeling to be driving a nice clean car!
Baseball, softball, and soccer teams, plus the high school track teams and boys’ tennis are all underway, with hundreds of children and teens competing and enjoying the chance to be outdoors. Check your schedules and don’t miss the chance to cheer for these athletes.
The construction project to rebuild East Water Street/PA Route 118 is progressing, although there have been several days of rain that I believe have caused some slower workdays. There have been some 10 to 12 minute delays for motorists at the busy times of day, but traffic generally seems to be moving through without too much trouble. Most of the upgrades, especially water lines and storm drains, are time consuming and all but invisible once done, but I anticipate that we will all appreciate the project once it is completed.
Be careful as you travel through and around the borough as some of the new traffic patterns may confuse drivers as well as bicyclists and pedestrians. Staying alert will mean everyone gets home safely!
Monday through Friday, a new series of learning and craft activities are beginning at Hughesville Area Public Library. Call or stop in at 146 South Fifth Street for more information and to register your child.
Sat. Apr. 29 The Eagles Mere Inn will be hosting Laurie Hull and her team from TriCounty Paranormal in a paranormal investigation of the Inn, which is located in the heart of Eagles Mere. If you would like to be part of this fascinating event, you can sign up for the 7 p.m. investigation followed by a dessert reception or, for a few dollars more, dinner prior to the event is an option. For more information, and to make a reservation, call the inn at 570-525-3273.
Sun. Apr. 30 the Hughesville Area Public Library will be hosting an open review session for all students taking AP exams from May 1st to May 5th. The library will be providing a quiet study area for the students with stress relief activities (including Mrs. Butler’s cookies), and a review area for teachers and students. AP teachers from Hughesville will be available for questions.
Weds. May 3, 1 p.m. The Christian Ladies Group (CLG) will meet at Tivoli United Methodist Church. Zokaa Raijoub will present the program, titled “Ask a Muslim.” Women and men of the area are invited to attend the meetings of the group on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
Fri. & Sat. May 5 & 6, plant sale at Hughesville High School.
Sat. May 6, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hughesville Rotary Club’s annual Pig Roast at the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department on Railroad Street. Come out, get a great meal, and support this service club.
Sun. May 7 – Dick Harner Children’s Fishing Derby at Van Rensselaer Park in Picture Rocks.