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Hughesville locals July 19, 2017

By Staff | Jul 17, 2017

It’s Fair time and there are many good things to be seen, exciting rides to enjoy, and tasty foods of all sorts waiting for you around the Midway. Whether you visit during the day, or prefer an evening stroll around the exhibits, you will see folks you know, and will be impressed by all the fine examples of products, crafts, and garden produce that are on display. I hope to see you there!

If you want to escape some of the hustle of traffic and sound that are a part of Fair week, this is a great time of the summer to visit our nearby state parks. The beaches at World’s End and Lake Jean (Rickett’s Glen) are both refreshing places that are great for a quick getaway. There are so many choices of hiking paths that I never get tired of going to either park. Even closer to home is the Glacier Pools Preserve on Pine Tree Road off Rt. 864 near Picture Rocks. It’s a great place for a quiet walk in a variety of natural spaces, both woodland and meadow. Please be sure to use sunscreen and insect repellent, take some water for drinking, and wear sturdy shoes to make your day a pleasant one.

We have had a number of rainy days lately, which suits me, because I have some sewing projects that require that I be indoors. Also, it’s good to be able to catch up on some of the books I have promised myself I would read this summer. I have made a small “dent” in the stack of tomes on my bedside table, but there are always more waiting for me to make time. My favorite places for acquiring more reading material are the Hughesville Area Public Library and the Eagles Mere Bookstore. I highly recommend frequent visits to both places!

There are so many great local places that are offering fresh produce that it is hard to decide which type of food I want to enjoy! Blueberries, peaches, sweet corn – the list goes on and I’m not sure my freezer is big enough for all I want to preserve! I just need to keep up my energy levels to do all that I want to do.

Don’t forget that the construction project to rebuild Water Street (State route 118) will continue, beginning Monday, July 24, so a detour will be necessary once again. Traffic will be directed around the area from Main Street to Fourth Street, so use caution if you need to travel through that part of the borough.

Have a great summer week!

Hughesville Events:

Sat. July 22 is the last day for the Lycoming County Fair.

Thurs. July 20, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. “Wee Make Music” program for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at Hughesville Area Public Library.

Fri. July 21, 10:30 11:15 a.m. Pre-school Story Time for children 3 6 years and their caregivers at Hughesville Area Public Library.

Sat. July 22, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. “Block Party” program at Hughesville Area Public Library. This is a self-directed activity for children ages 3 and up. Caregivers are asked to stay to enjoy the creativity.

Mon. July 24, 10:30 11:15 a.m.”Wee Tales” for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL.

Tues. July 25, 10:30 11:30 a.m. “Wee Play” for children ages 2 to 6 years and their caregivers at HAPL.