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Hughesville Locals Feb. 27, 2019

By Staff | Feb 27, 2019

As we welcome March this week, I don’t think there are many who will miss the sloppy weather that February brought us. Will March’s Lion be tough to handle? There have certainly been some severe weather events across the country, but I hope that we can avoid the worst of these seasonal changes.

The basketball season has come to an end for both the boys’ and girls’ teams at HHS. It was an exciting season for both, in many ways, and we can expect that, with many returning experienced players, next year’s teams will be great! Congratulations to players and coaches!

HHS wrestlers Ben Heinrich, Caleb Dixon, Nick Maris, Caleb Burkhart, Hunter Robbins, and Luke Gorg all competed in the District Tournament at Williamsport last weekend. It’s great to see so many able to advance in competition. Now on to States!

The Greater Hughesville Business Association (GHBA) is actively working for the betterment of our community, sponsoring local events, supporting each other, and helping to foster community pride. If you have a business of any sort and would like to enhance your exposure and name-recognition, GHBA would love to include you in its roster of member businesses

My favorite astronomy website tells me that one of the night-sky signs of the approach of Spring is the appearance of Regulus, in the constellation Leo, in our eastern sky after sunset. Look for this group of stars to the right of the Big Dipper, which is currently “standing” on it’s handle in our northeastern view. Regulus is the bright star at the heart of the Lion and, since it is located on the ecliptic, it is visible from all parts of the earth. I have looked at the stars all my life, yet am constantly learning new things about them, thanks to this website, www.EarthSky.org.

Hughesville Events:

Mon. Mar. 4 “Wee Tales” program at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146, S. Fifth Street for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers, 10:30 11:15 a.m. 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.

Tues. Mar. 5 “Wee Move!” a new program at HAPL with equipment geared for busy children from ages 3 to 6, 10:30 11:15 a.m. There’s no need to register for this fun session.

Tues. Mar. 5 “Fasnacht” Dinner at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 South Main Street, Hughesville, 4:30 7 p.m. This annual pork and sauerkraut meal is eagerly anticipated and is always a time of great food and fellowship. There is a charge for dinner to help with various church programs and expenses.

Tues. Mar. 5 GHBA meeting at Country Fork, 6 p.m.

Weds. Mar. 6 Ash Wednesday, the day on which Christians around the world begin a 40-day period of repentance and reflection culminating in Holy Week and Easter. Many local congregations will hold special worship services and the imposition of ashes. Check with the church of your choice for more detail.

Thurs. Mar. 7 “Wee Make Music” program at HAPL for children ages 12 months and up and their caregivers, 10:30 11:15 a.m. Children will have a great time, marching, singing, dancing, and drumming with Miss Victoria. Registration is appreciated.

Sat. Mar. 9 Hughesville High School will be holding an “Old Time High School Dance” sponsored by the HHS Alumni Association from 7 to 10 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The dance will feature music by Gary Glidewell and light refreshments will be available. Everyone is invited to dance to the music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Any extra money raised from this event will go towards the scholarship funds and other alumni activities.

Sun. Mar. 10 GHBA Purse BINGO event at Hughesville Fire Hall. Doors open at 1:00, BINGO starts at 2 p.m. There will be 20 games. Advance tickets can be purchased at Cheri’s House of Flowers, Country Fork, Fall’s Finds Thrift shop, Kidscycle, or Shelia Barto Jewelry. Food will be sponsored by East Lycoming Historical Association.