Hughesville Locals Jan. 9, 2019
Things have been rather quiet around our little town and, for most of us, that’s not a bad thing. I think there is so much to be proud of in Hughesville, and a sense of calm and contentment is definitely a plus in my book!
Last week, a friend shared a photo on social media showing a large water bird, probably a heron, wading in the shallow ditch on the west side of the borough. I don’t remember seeing any of these at this time of year, but the open water must have attracted it. I will be watching for it to return. Has anyone else noticed similar visits?
The large construction project at the corner of Water and Railroad Streets, for the new location of KVS Computers, is progressing nicely, with the building under roof and ready for the builders to do all the interior work. That corner lot has been empty for some time and this project will really make a difference in the neighborhood. It’s great to see improvements like this. Another welcome, and busy, business, is the American Rescue Workers Thrift store in the Silk Mill complex on Railroad Street. Since their October opening there have been many customers whenever I have passed or visited, so it is evident that it is definitely meeting a need in the community. We will hope the success continues.
Did you get your copy of the schedule of events and programs at Hughesville Area Public Library for January and February? New programs have been added to the line-up, so be sure to check it out. The library is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 9:45 to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. While the library is closed on Wednesday and Sunday, you can access many library services, including renewals and the catalog, plus eBooks and audiobooks, at their website, www.hughesvillelibrary.org. Take some time to visit both the “bricks and mortar” and the digital locations and see what your library offers.
Mid-January marks the end of the first semester for the local schools and many colleges will resume classes as well, so we send best wishes to all who are studying and learning.
Fri. Jan. 11 “Wee Build” program for children ages 3 and up, at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 S. Fifth Street. This is a self-directed activity, all materials provided. No registration required.
Fri. Jan. 11 HHS Boys Basketball, Home vs. Southern Columbia, JV 6:00, Varsity 7:30 p.m. in the HHS Gym.
Sat. Jan. 12 “Family Time Book, Play, and Do” a new program at HAPL for all ages. Hear a story, do a related activity or make a craft item, and enjoy an open play session with HAPL’s age-appropriate learning toys. Registration is appreciated.
Mon. Jan. 14 “Wee Tales” program for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL. Participants will sing along with Miss Victoria and her guitar, share books, and play with selected toys, helping children develop social skills, motor skills, and language and pre-math skills. Registration is appreciated.
Mon. Jan. 14 HHS Boys Basketball, Home vs. Muncy, JV 6:00, Varsity 7:30 p.m. in the HHS Gym.
Tues. Jan. 15 “Wee Move!” a new program at HAPL with equipment geared for busy children from ages 3 to 6. There’s no need to register for this fun session.
Thurs. Jan. 17 “Wee Make Music” program at HAPL for children ages 12 months and up and their caregivers. Children will have a great time, marching, singing, dancing, and drumming with Miss Victoria. Registration is appreciated.
Thurs. Jan. 17 HHS Junior High and Varsity Wrestling, Home vs. Warrior Run, 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. in the HHS Gym.
Tues. Jan. 22 HHS Junior High and Varsity Wrestling, Home vs. Benton, 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. in the HHS Gym.