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Hughesville Locals Aug. 29, 2018

By Staff | Aug 31, 2018

Summer isn’t over, weather-wise, and this week is bringing us a heat wave. Tomatoes are ripening quickly in my garden, along with all the other produce, which means more time over pans of boiling water for me. I grumble about being over-heated while canning, but I do love having all that “sunshine in a jar” during the cold winter months. Thank goodness for air conditioners!

School is well underway and the HHS fall sports teams, cheerleaders, and band have all begun their competitive/performance schedules. Be sure to get your copy of the schedule and grab your stadium seat or folding chair so you can enjoy some great athletic contests. There are also some football, soccer, and softball teams for elementary-aged children that are playing, so you have a choice of age-levels to watch. It’s wonderful that our community has the facilities, and the willing coaches and staff so that these opportunities can be offered to our youth. Of course, if you’d like to help out, volunteers are always needed and welcome, so don’t hesitate to inquire with the schools or team staff about their specific needs.

Did you know that NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has a website for its Space Weather Prediction Center? This site shows the current conditions in space related to Geomagnetic Storms, Solar Radiation Storm Impacts, and Radio Blackout Impacts, all of which relate to solar flares and other fluctuations of energy that can affect communications and electronic systems across the globe. It’s an interesting resource of which I have recently been made aware. Check it out at www.swpc.noaa.gov.

As we celebrate Labor Day on Monday, we know that autumn is approaching and with it will come the many festivals and harvest celebrations. Get your calendar prepared so you won’t miss your favorites!

Hughesville Events:

Weds. Aug. 29 thru Mon. Sept. 3 Sullivan County Fair, at the fairgrounds on Route 154 near Forksville.

Fri. Aug. 31 HHS Varsity Football game versus Montoursville, away, 7 p.m. The first Home game will be on Sept. 7 versus South Williamsport. That game will feature the Military Appreciation festivities.

Sat. Sept 1 Labor Day Cruise-In presented by the Eagles Mere Auto Museum, 100 Merritt Field Rd., off Route 42 between Eagles Mere and Laporte. Vintage cars, DJ, trivia, and prizes.

Sat. Sept. 1 HHS Varsity Boys Soccer team competes in the Montoursville Tournament beginning at 10 a.m.

Sat. Sept. 1 HHS Varsity Girls Soccer team competes in the Central Columbia Tournament beginning at 10 a.m.

Sat. Sept. 1 HHS JV Football team plays at home versus Montoursville, 11:00 a.m. Please note that the remaining games on their schedule will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday evenings.

Tues. Sept. 4 “Pre-school Story Time” at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL) has moved to a new day! This program for children ages 3 to 6 years, and their caregivers, features books and play time with craft making now and then. Please register and get more info by visiting the library at 146 S. Fifth St., or call 570-584-3762.

Tues. Sept. 4 HHS Varsity and Junior High Cross-Country teams compete at Central Columbia at 4:30 p.m.

Tues. Sept. 4 HHS Junior High Softball versus Central Mountain HS, home at 4:30 p.m.

Thurs. Sept. 6 “Wee Make Music” for children ages 12 months and up and their caregivers, at HAPL. This activity taps into children’s natural love for rhythm and music. Registration is appreciated.

Sat. Sept. 8 Truck Pull at Lycoming County Fairgrounds, 2 p.m.