Muncy Locals Nov. 1, 2017
By the time this gets published Halloween will be over. However, over the weekend there were plenty of Halloween activities throughout the East Lycoming area. It was very hard to choose which ones to attend. The Halloween parade was yesterday and several Trunk or Treat events were in place. This is a much better idea, I think, for kids to enjoy a safe Halloween and engage with other children. When we were youngsters, we went door to door in our neighborhood and just about all the houses participated. Nowadays, one can’t be too sure what to expect on the other side of the door, and not everyone is available to be home. Sometimes you have to walk a few blocks, before you find a house with a light on or a spirited welcome sign.
Local churches, businesses, and community centers are opening their facilities with refreshments and entertainment for the children in their community. There were no fears and the children could see each other, and they all blended in well together with some fun costumes, pets too. I must say, I did see a lot of Disney characters, and some grown-ups participated as well. I didn’t want to leave the Muncy Skilled Nursing Center whose staff and many of the patients were dressed in costume while handing out treats.
It seems we have produced a lot of electronic waste. No doubt from all the technology upgrades. Senate Bill 800 Waste Electronic Equipment Recovery Act seeks to make sure everyone has a convenient and affordable trash disposal and recycling for the electronics. The Covered Device Recycling Act from 2010 prohibits covered devices such as televisions, computers and monitors at all PA solid waste facilities. I am starting to get quite a pile in my garage because it is getting harder to get rid of the older technology so I hope this bill gets passed. That way you won’t see anything being dumped illegally like in vacant lots and wooded areas or over the riverbank.
Sun. Nov. 5, Gospel concert with country music, The Joe Murray Band, 6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 39 Paradise St., Turbotville.
Mon. Nov. 6 Whole Health and Wellness with Moses Alvarez at 6 p.m. Learn about oriental therapy and nutrition in this informative program at the Muncy Public Library. Please register by calling 570-546-5014.
Tues. Nov. 7 “A Time to Die, a Time to Live” by Local Author Nancy Magargle at 6 p.m. Join Nancy as she discusses her new book “A Time to Die, a Time to Live” and end of life decisions. The program will be followed by a book signing. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.
Weds. Nov. 8 Comprehensive Blood Screen from 7-10 a.m. at the Elmcroft of Loyalsock, 2985 Four Mile Drive, Montoursville. A low cost comprehensive blood screening can provide important details about your health, sometimes before symptoms of a condition surface, giving you and your physicians the power to plan ahead. $40 fee includes lipid panel (HDL, LDL, total cholesterol, and triglycerides), complete blood count, and CMP (blood sugar, electrolytes, calcium, protein, liver enzymes etc.). Appointments required. Call 570-768-3200.
Weds. Nov. 8 Wacky Wednesday with Helen at the Meck Senior Center, 11 a.m. Call 570-546-2542 for more information.
Weds. Nov. 8 Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 at 10 a.m. Join Miss Monica for stories, educational games, and activities designed to prepare your child kindergarten. Please register by calling the Muncy Public Library at 570-546-5014. Siblings are always welcome.
Fri. Nov. 10 and Sat. Nov. 11 annual artists exhibition at Pennsdale Civic Center Social Hall. Hosted by Muncy Historical Society.
Fri. Nov. 10 Christmas crafts with Jeanne at Meck Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 11 Holiday Craft Show at the Muncy High School, West Penn Street Muncy, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the Muncy High School PTSA. Free admission. 70 craft vendors attend this event. There will be a basket raffle, and food items available for purchase.