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Muncy Locals July 11, 2018l

By Staff | Jul 11, 2018

I can’t believe it is almost fair time. I have been watching the new sign go up to the main entranceway, so needed for newcomers who wish to visit our wonderful county fair.

If you are interested in old textiles, are a quilter, or have inherited a family heirloom, take advantage to have your quilt appraised this Saturday at the 1st United Methodist Church in Muncy. Sponsored by the Muncy Historical Society, they will be hosting special exhibit areas, including vintage baskets and vintage basket-pattern quilts. Also part of the exhibit is the Cornelius Family’s signature basket quilt top dating back to the late 1800s plus a World War II signature block quilt. Both of these are part of the Muncy Historical Society’s collection.

Linda Wiser, an engineer who worked at IBM, graduated from Muncy High School in 1963, not 1964 that was reported incorrect in last week’s local.

I must mention how wonderful our local parks are here in the tri-town community area. I experienced yoga in the park at Bodine Park in Wolf Township, and what a wonderful, relaxing experience that was in such a beautiful location close to sunset. The East Lycoming recreation board is set to add the electricity there this week, opening up more opportunities for its usage besides its many trails and ball fields. Montgomery Park is lovely bordering the Susquehanna River and offers a great place for recreation and a safe place for kids. A core group of concerned citizens have been meeting monthly for nearly a year looking for ways to update it and make improvements to the building and the park. I really like the picnic pavilions, and every summer they have music and a wine festival. Just about any time of year, my husband and I especially like taking our grandkids to Kiess Park in Muncy Creek Township. They actually can get lost right before your eyes. Located right across from the township building on Rt. 442, the park provides a walking and bike trail, ball parks, and a huge parking lot among many swings, slides, and things to climb. And it is so well maintained. We are fortunate to have such nice, safe areas to play.

I have discovered some useful pain relievers within our natural reach. If you have sage growing in your garden, brew some of the leaves in hot water and sip for sore throat relief. Mint which grows crazy if not contained, makes a wonderful ice tea. Mother Earth Living reports that mint helps relieve headaches and aids the digestive tract. If left unpicked, it will blossom. Be sure to check out the garden exhibits at the Lycoming County Fair.

Muncy Events

Fri. July 13 Toddler Tales: Dancing Hippos at 10 a.m .(age 1-3), Muncy Public Library.

July 13 & 14 Enjoy the Muncy experience at the 14th annual quilt show, 1st UM Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy. Fri. 9-8, Sat. 9-3. Open to all quilters. Presentation on Saturday at 10 a.m. with Paula Golden, internationally acclaimed quilt designer. Admisison fee required.

Mon. July 16 Full Circle Future Harvest at Muncy Public Library with presentation on Sustainably Grown Heirlooms, 6 p.m. John Tewksbury will present tips and tricks on how to grow food in natural harmony with the ecosystem and with minimal resources.Register at 570-546-5014.

Tues. July 17 The Repasz band will be playing at Kramms Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Milton at 7 p.m.

Tues July 17 Drawing Club for Teens at 6 p.m. Bring your sketching supplies or use ours and enjoy drawing with your friends. Can’t draw? We can help you learn! Please contact the library at 570-564-5014 to register.

July 18: Preschool Storytime at Muncy Public Library, Music Makers at 10 a.m (ages 3-5).

July 19 Kids Craft Night, 6:30 p.m., (ages 6-10). Make toys and games out of recycled materials. Contacting the library at 570-546-5014.

Mon. July 23 For veterans and family members free assistance at Penn Hills Plaza, Suite 1, Muncy.

Dan Falls, department service officer with the Pennsylvania American Legion, will be available by appointment from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., to help with issues such as compensation, pension, death benefits, education, health care and general veterans’ benefits.