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Hughesville Locals Oct. 18, 2017

By Staff | Oct 17, 2017

It doesn’t seem possible that I still have bell peppers and banana peppers growing in my garden! Mid-October in Pennsylvania is not usually a part of the growing season for such heat-loving plants. I nearly pulled them up by the roots back in early September, but my natural tendency toward procrastination won out and today I find that those same plants have more ripe fruit than they had all summer! We can hope that the mild, delayed transition to autumn will keep going and that we don’t plunge into a severe winter. Only time will tell.

A new business has opened up on Main Street! “Countree Charm,” located across from “Cheri’s House of Flowers,” had its first day of business last Saturday. Holly Shellenberger is the proprietor, offering a wide range of items, including camo wear and accessories, baked goods, coffee, and much more. The store is planning to expand their offerings, and it looks like the kind of place where you can find just what you want for gifts or for yourself. Check out this newest spot at 16 North Main Street.

Have you visited the Hughesville Area Public Library recently? There are always new items to read and many of the old favorites as well. The staff at HAPL is friendly and helpful and they will make sure you get just what you need to keep you and your family stocked with reading and viewing materials. As the daylight hours get shorter it’s nice to have books, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, or videos to enjoy, and the selection at HAPL is varied enough to keep you busy all winter. Be sure to check their schedule for special programs for children and adults.

Congratulations to all the members of the 2017 Hughesville High School Homecoming Court! Valerie Ammar-Khodja is this year’s Princess, and Rachel Thomas is the Homecoming Queen. Both are daughters (and granddaughters!) of HHS alumni! It’s wonderful to see the students continue this longstanding tradition. Let’s make sure the community continues to support them throughout the school year. Hughesville High School athletes are still competing in fall sports, although some of the teams are in final tournaments and playoff games.

As we get to the weekend (Oct. 20 & 21) watch the night sky for some “shooting stars” as the Orionid Meteor shower brings us some celestial fireworks. I hope the clouds will part and we will have some clear skies for this yearly event.

Hughesville Events:

Thurs. Oct. 19 “Wee Make Music” for children aged 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 S. Fifth Street, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Fri. Oct. 20 Pre-school Story Time for children 3–6 years and their caregivers, at HAPL, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Sat. Oct. 21 Spend some fun time at HAPL making a craft item at the specially stocked “Maker Table.” This activity is for all ages and no registration is required, 1 2:30 p.m.

Sun. Oct. 22 fundraiser for Hughesville High School Alumni Association at Wendy’s in Muncy from 5-8 p.m. Ten percent of all sales will go to the association.

Mon. October 23, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.: “Wee Tales” for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 South Fifth Street.

Tues. Oct. 24 “Wee Play” for children ages 2 – 6 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.