Muncy locals Apr. 26
Muncy is undergoing some major changes, and for the better. There is some renovation work at the high school and some new 3D printers were installed that allow students to make finished products such as laser engraved cutting boards. They also acquired some automated machine tools that are computer pre-programmed, making it easier to create and complete products.
Flood plain mitigation is taking place. The borough is working on establishing an economic development authority so they can hold a public hearing. There was a meeting Tuesday night at the High School auditorium to get things moving to help residents with their homes. The county’s planning commission will be conducting the mitigation process and intake sessions are scheduled for May 8, 9 and 10 at the Borough hall. Forms will be available to complete and representatives will be able to answer questions which invoves filling in basements of affected properties. They say, this in turn, will lower the costs of flood insurance.
New businesses also are opening, an auto body shop in the borough, a day care and senior care center in Muncy Township, and a wellness center also in Muncy Township. While some major retailers are closing around us due to more online shopping, other more service-oriented businesses are starting to emerge. I think this may be a trend, to have smaller, more personable, custom, one-of-a-kind shops and services available based on our community needs. We started out on a bartering system, perhaps this may come into play again.
Thurs. Apr. 27 The Susquehanna Civil War Roundtable will be presenting the highly acclaimed film “Field of Lost Shoes” starring David Arquette at 7:00 p.m. at the the Degenstein Library, 40 S. 5th St. Sunbury. The film is based on the true story of a group of cadets at the Virginia Military Institute who participated in the Battle of New Market against Union forces during the American Civil War. The battle was fought in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia on May 15, 1864. The film’s title refers to the large number of soldiers’ boots left on the battlefield due to the muddy conditions during the battle. For further information contact Greg Kline at 717-571-6877.
Tues. May 2 borough council meeting, borough hall, 7 p.m.
May 3 & 4 Son Light House senior box distribution days for eligible seniors. Weds. 9 to noon, Thurs. 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Sat. May 6 – The Muncy Baptist Church will be having a fundraiser from 7 to noon to support local missions.
Sat. May 6 quilting workshop to make charity quilts. Everyone is invited to help with material to sew, kits to complete and distribute quilts for charity. Bring your sewing machine and sewing notions. For those who have taken Carol Turnbow’s free motion quilt class, she will be offering a refresher at the workshop at no charge. There will be small charity quilts available that need quilting. Bring a “warm-up sandwich” of scrap material and batting, to get the feel of the quilting motions. This workshop is free.
May 8 and 9 are borough clean-up days in Muncy. Monday will be area east of Main Street and Tuesday for the west side.
Tues. May 9 Friends of the Muncy Public Library book fundraiser from 3-6 p.m., 108 S. Main St., Muncy.