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Muncy Locals Aug. 15, 2018

By Staff | Aug 15, 2018

There has been so much rain this summer and the forecast for the rest of August looks the same. I drove down Carpenter Street in Muncy where I saw home owners pumping out basements and trying to clean out their homes. Glade Run runs through there and water came over the bridge causing much flash flooding through that area. No sooner do they make headway, when it starts to rain again. Residents have shared with me that normally where places have never flooded before, are now inundated with water. Sewers are backing up for some, forcing them to leave their homes. Dams were built to hold back the river but the streams still overflow causing erosion and overflowing their banks. Additionally, all of this rain has caused the mosquito population to grow and I am one they love. Lately the days have become a scratching fury. Let’s hope this month’s Muncy 4th Friday event on August 24th is rain free.

Urban dwellers who see little sun or greenery had “poor mental health” compared to those living within a quarter mile of green lots, parks and foliage according to a research study done at the University of Pennsylvania. The report stated,”Results were most pronounced when looking at neighborhoods below the poverty line, showing that greening is one affordable way to address persistent socioeconomic disparities in mental illness.”

August is Pennsylvania Produce Month and Styers Farm and Market behind the Muncy Hospital is abundant with fresh produce and corn.

A few more events of interest are some cooking classes and workshops taking place this month, perfect for harvest time. The Muncy Library is hosting a free hands on workshop on fermenting foods on August 20, and on August 28 for a fee, Orlando’s Restaurant will be having a “Chef On Demand” cooking class for the public on making specialty sauces. In September on the 8th, you can enjoy a Sushi experience and learn to prepare this Asian delight at Penn College’s Le Jeune Chef where Saturday cooking classes are offered each month.

National Night Out is held annually on the first Tuesday of August and this year Montgomery celebrated with an event at their carnival grounds. This is America’s night out against crime, and Mayor Bob Hoover wanted the community to know that they are watching out for each other and organizing neighborhood watches. The event began nationally in 1984 to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie.

Muncy Events

Fri. Aug. 17 Toddler Tales at Muncy Public Library, Rock Painting at 10 a.m., age 1-3.

Sat. Aug. 18 Car show, Muncy Township Volunteer Fire Dept., Pennsdale, 9-4.

Mon. Aug. 20 Workshop on fermenting foods at the Muncy Public Library from 6-8 p.m. Please pre-register by Aug. 16 at 570-546-5014.

Weds. Aug. 22 Preschool Storytime at 10 a.m., ages 3-5, Muncy Public Library.

Aug. 22 & 23 distribution days at Son-Light House, 130 Carpenter St., Muncy. Weds. 9 to noon & Thurs. 5-7:30 p.m.

Thurs. Aug. 23 Yoga in the Park, Lime Bluff Park, Wolf Township, 6:30 p.m.

Fri. Aug. 24 Muncy 4th Friday, downtown Muncy, 5-9 p.m. Food, games, live music, and more.

Sat. Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. until 1p.m. The Friends of the Muncy Library will be holding their August Book fundraiser.

Sat. Aug. 25 Community fundraiser at Pennsdale United Methodist Church, 8-2, call 546-2619 for more information. Space available by donation.

Sat. Aug. 25 Dynamics of Flowing Water, Montour Preserve, Environmental Education Center, 10 a.m. Learn how the dynamics of our streams and rivers can reshape the landscape plus learn about the watersheds and the importance to care for them.

Mon. Aug. 27 Free assistance for veterans 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. Veterans do not need to be a member of the legion to participate. To schedule an appointment, call Rep. Garth Everett’s district office at 570-546-2084.

Sat. Sept. 1 Roast turkey dinner featuring turkey, filling, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, dessert and beverage. Take-outs available, 4 to 6 p.m., Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10275 State Route 44, Watsontown, between McEwensville and Turbotville on Route 44.