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Muncy locals Nov. 8, 2017

By Staff | Nov 8, 2017

Veteran’s Day is Saturday, and a reminder to put out your flag. We have stories this week on veterans, a flag ceremony and a WWI quilt.

The East Lycoming YMCA wants to remind everyone there is a competitive children’s swim team to join over the cold months. The program, The EELS Swim Team will run until the end of March. Stop at the front desk or call Christina Boughton, the new aquatics director for more details. Practice times vary from 2 to 4 times a week.

Watch out for those deer! This time of year they are more open to our roadways, just about any time of day. Pennsylvania ranks third nationally. In State Farm’s annual report, it says PA drivers have a 1-in-63 chance of experiencing a collision with a deer or other large animal; that’s a 6.3 percent increase from 2016.

PennDot has announced that a color coded map will be available for us to see the entire state and what roads have been maintained and plowed. This is made possible by their recently acquired automated vehicle location technology. It works through a cellular signal showing truck locations. Just visit www.511PA.com and go to “plow trucks” section. Did you know we have nearly 40,000 miles of state roads to maintain here in Pennsylvania? No doubt, we are coming upon a season of ice and snow, so be careful everyone!

Muncy Events

Nov. 11 & 12 Wildlife Art Expo at Montour Preserve in the Environmental Education Center. Meet the artists and get a close look behind captivating natural creations and wildlife. Sat. from noon to 4, Sun. from 11 to 4.

Sat. Nov. 11 FBLA members and State Farm Insurance employees will be doing clean up community service and welcome anyone interested to come and help from 11:30 to 1:30. Meet at the State Farm office, 9 N. Washington St., Muncy.

Mon. Nov. 13 Digital photography at Muncy Public Library, learn from automatic to manual at 6 p.m. Bring your camera.

Mon. Nov. 13 UPMC Susquehanna’s Muncy Valley campus will be hosting the CBB’s mobile blood drive unit from 1-5 p.m. The new 38-foot Winnebago RV, affectionately known as Winnie, will be parked on hospital grounds located at 215 East Water Street. Blood donation appointments are not necessary, but can be made if preferred. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, contact 877-842-0631 or visit FourHearts.org.

Tues. Nov. 14 Muncy Public Library book fundraiser at the library from 3-6 p.m.

Weds. Nov. 15 Pre-school story time Thanksgiving for ages 3-5 at 10 a.m. at the Muncy Public Library. Join Miss Monica for stories, educational games and activities. Please register at 546-5014. Siblings welcome.

Nov. 15 & 16 distribution days for Thanksgiving boxes at Son-Light House, 130 Carpenter St., Muncy. Weds. 9-noon and Thurs. 5-7:30 p.m.

Thurs. Nov. 16 Muncy Garden Club will meet at St. James Episcopal Church, Social Hall, Muncy, at 6:30 p.m. Members and guests are welcome to join Cheri from House of flowers to make a Thanksgiving arrangement.

Fri. Nov. 17 celebrate Thanksgiving dinner at the Meck Senior Center at noon.

Nov. 17-19 McEwensville Garden Club’s 42nd Annual Holiday Show, Small Town Holiday, The Community Hall on Main Street in McEwensville. For more information, please call 570-538-1662. Fri. 11-5, Sat. 9-5, and Sun. 11-5.