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Muncy Locals Nov. 22, 2017

By Staff | Nov 22, 2017

Some pretty shocking reports are coming across my desk regarding package theft. Surveys reveal that only 27 percent of Americans are even worried about it. So far this year 71 million packages have been lost to “porch pirates.” With more and more internet shopping over Black Friday weekend, consumers should track packages and be aware of delivery dates.

Legislation is moving forward that would allow students who are performing at events and funerals that honor veterans, to be exused from school. In return they can allow that time to be counted toward volunteering or community service requirements. The measure is now in the House of Representatives for consideration.

Some of you may have read the story in the Chamber Connection about a Pennsdale couple who opened a special place for canines. If you need temporary quarters for your beloved pet dog, they have 24 acres of farmland, and as a provided service, the dogs get a nice country walk. They will even give them a “Welcome Home” bath for an added fee. Sam and Anne Shea of Trinity Farm hope to put in a play area soon for the dogs. They can board up to 20 dogs in their kennels.

The Muncy Valley Hospital had an open house last Monday night and the reception to the expansion project was well received. Recent acquisitions to UPMC Susquehanna have brought some changes. Anne Holladay and Ron Reynolds are now in Lock Haven. Ron is overseeing the new expansion there and Anne is the executive director for long-term care. Bobbie Woolcock is now the new director of the Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Center and Rachel Barto is the new director of nursing.

It’s Toys for Tots again. Just a reminder the deadline will be December 18th. Our office has a box. Just come in and drop something inside. We also are collecting gifts for seniors.

And tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a holiday most Americans celebrate. Did you know the first official Thanksgiving celebrated here in the United States, was not in Massachusetts, but in York, PA in 1977? However, we do trace our roots with that first traditional meal back to the settlers at Plymouth Colony in 1621.

Muncy Events

Fri. Nov. 24 Toddler Tales Thanksgiving at the Muncy Public Library for ages 1-3 at 10 a.m. Join Miss Monica for stories and songs. Siblings are welcome.

Tues. Nov. 28 Make a wreath of live evergreens with Fred Temple at the Muncy Public Library, 6 p.m. Space is limited so call the library to reserve a spot at 546-5014.

Nov. 27-29 Katy’s Church, Madison Township, Columbia County will be holding its annual hunter’s lunch fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Home cooked food, desserts and hot drinks. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds benefit ongoing security and restoration. Please call 570-764-2412 for more info.

Weds. Nov. 29 Preschool story time for ages 3-5 at the Muncy Public Library. Join Miss Monica for some stories and educational games. Siblings welcome. Call 546-5014.

Sat. Dec. 2 progam “Wings Over Water” at Montour Preserve from 10-11:30 a.m. Meet at Goose Cove Overlook to view the annual autumn waterfowl migration before moving south for the winter. Dress for the weather and plan on some walking.

Sat. Dec. 2- Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village is sponsoring a free presentation of the holiday film “Christmas with the Kranks” at 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market St., Lewisburg. For additional information, people should contact Gretchen Nash of the village staff at (570) 523-4285.

Sat. Dec. 2 Craft show at First UMC of Muncy, 9-3.

Sun. Dec. 3 Lights of Love celebration sponsored by the Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary at 2:30 p.m. in the first floor activity room of the Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with light refreshments following the ceremony.? Mon. Dec. 4 Learn eveything about squashes at the Muncy Public Library starting at 6 p.m. LuAnn Potter will be bringing in a variety of heirloom winter squash and speak about how to harvest and prepare them. She also will be sharing some tasty recipes and the nutritional benefits. To register call 570-546-5014.