As I am writing this, it is snowing quite heavily outside, and yesterday we celebrated Easter Sunday with flowers and spring in the air. Now it looks like a winter wonderland in early April with an official opening of trails this week. According to the PA Parks and Forests Foundation upon a recent survey, four activities were the most popular choice – we love to day hike, canoe and kayak, take a leisurely bike ride, and fish. Most of us who live here have a relationship with the outdoors. A tourism initiative called the Pennsylvania Wilds encompasses 25 percent of the state’s land mass and only 4 percent of its population. There are 16,000 miles of waterways, two scenic rivers, and the largest wild elk herd in the eastern U.S. Tourism will never die here. To tie into this, the Muncy Historical Society has the foresight to develop another walking and heritage trail upon the old site of the John Brady Homestead in the Muncy Borough.
A notable project expected to begin this year is a resurfacing on Interstate 180 from Cemetery Road in Fairfield Township to Muncy Creek in Muncy Creek Township all of which will cost $7.3 million.
Little League is expected to start soon, and gardening experts will be speaking at the Muncy Public Library.
On a closing note, I have thoroughly enjoyed attending the high school musicals, and I am awed at the talent these students have. The productions are so professional and the students, themselves, are amazing. The musical directors, advisors and parents should be proud of their accomplishments.
Sat. Apr. 7 Opening day for Trails
Sun. Apr. 8 Come learn a new paint technique – layering paint colors to create a “barn wood” look at Blessings by Design, Muncy, 2-4 p.m. Fee required.
Sun. Apr. 8 Katy Vandine Church of 440 Katys Church Road, Muncy, is now open the 2nd & 4th Sunday with services beginning at 12:30 p.m. More info 570-764-2412.
Mon. Apr. 9: Slime Time for ages 10 and up at 6:30 p.m. at the Muncy Public Library. Create ooey-gooey slime and other cool projects. Registration is required. Please call the library at 570-546-5014 to register.
Tues. Apr. 10 Friends of the Muncy Library book fundraiser, 3-6 p.m.
Weds. Apr. 11 Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 at 10 a.m. Join Miss Monica at the Muncy Public Library for a fun-filled hour of stories, games, activities, and crafts designed to prepare your child for kindergarten. Registration is preferred and siblings are always welcome. Call the library at 570-546-5014 to register.
Thurs. Apr. 12 Unwind and Design for teens age 12-18. Have a fun night with our paint along program. All supplies are provided. Registration is required and space is limited. Call the library to register.
Thurs. Apr. 12 Question and answers about Medicare at Meck Senior Center, 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy, 9 a.m.
Tues. Apr. 17 Master Gardener Irene Harris will present “Green Deserts” and how to transform a “green dessert” into an environmentally friendly landscape that encourages pollinators.
Fri. Apr. 27 A “CALL to ENTRY” All photographers enter your best pictures in the Susquehanna Shutterbugs Juried Photo Contest. $1,300 in Awards & Ribbons. Deadline to enter is NOON, Friday Apr. 27th. Go to website www.susquehannavalleyshutterbugs.org. Selected photographs will be exhibited and for sale to the public at the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society All entries will be judged by a panel of judges with recognized expertise in photography and fine art. The show opens with a wine and cheese reception at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018. A non-refundable entry fee of ten dollars for SVS members, $15 for non-members, and one half off for students, per photograph, must accompany each entry.