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Montgomery Locals Jan. 31, 2018

By Staff | Jan 31, 2018

The weather has been gloomy at best for the past few weeks, but this town has plenty of activities going on. The sports season at the school has plenty of opportunities to cheer on the Raiders in a variety of winter sports, and Montgomery is very blessed to have plenty of interesting activities going on to cater to curious people. The historical society has two events each month, and the library’s calendar is packed full of activities for children and teens. There are also some upcoming plays and musicals at the school to look forward to for music and theatre buffs. No matter what your tastes are, there are plenty of things to do in Montgomery!

Every Tuesday night Tina Tickle has painting classes at the Riverside Lounge from 5-8 and you can go home with a nice project. Next Tuesday she will be painting flowers on wine glasses.

In addition to the fact that these events are fun and interesting, they are the building blocks of good memories. It may seem unusual to think that the little day-to-day things we do could be completely fascinating to future generations. I remember my great-grandmother who was born in 1915 telling me about churning butter as a child growing up on a farm. But with the way that technology moves so fast, there’s an entire generation of young people who can’t comprehend what life was like before the internet.

So get out there and have some good times with the people you love now, because the wonderful memories will bring them joy for years to come. And they’ll make some really interesting stories for those who are yet to come.

THOT “Does anybody realize what life is while they’re living it- every, every minute?” from “Our Town” by Thorton Wilder

The Montgomery Area Public Library has just acquired a new 55-inch screen television. This is sure to be a great way to enhance their library’s new movie night programs which include Family Movie Nights and an upcoming Teen Movie Day. The movies are all new releases and free popcorn is provided.

There is a special program at the library for the month of February called “Blind Date with a Book.” Anyone with a library card can check out a gift-wrapped book with a brief description on it and then take it home and unwrap it and be surprised with what they find.

The Lions Club is actively recruiting new members, so if you want to join or would like more information please contact Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.

Hometown Hero banner order forms are available at Montgomery Weis and local borough and township offices.

Happy birthday to Laura Harman, who is celebrating her special day on January 31st.

Birthday wishes are sent to Ariel Wallis, who will be marking another year on January 31st. She will be celebrating far from home due to her service in the United States Navy. Thank you for serving, Ariel!

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Sun. Feb 4 There will be an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast at the Oak Grove Community Center in Elimsport from 8-11 am. The menu includes French toast, pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, fried potatoes, toast, fruit, and beverages.

Mon Feb 5 The library will have “Black Out Poetry” for teens from 5-6 pm. Teens can take a page from a repurposed book and black out the words they don’t wish to use, giving them an opportunity to create a poem of their own.

Tues. Feb. 6 Paint with Tina at Riverside Lounge, 5-8 p.m.

Weds. Feb 7 Toddler Tales will be held at the library from 11 a.m. to noon. The theme will be “O is for Owl” and children ages 1-5 will enjoy a story, craft, and snack. Please preregister and plan to accompany your child.

Sat. Feb. 10 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have the Adam Room open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tues. Feb. 13 The Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.) will meet at the library at 6 p.m. The teens meet to discuss what books and items they would like to see added to the library’s collection.