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Hughesville Locals Mar. 13, 2019

By Staff | Mar 14, 2019

The nicest thing about snowstorms at this time of year is knowing that our streets and sidewalks will be clear and dry in a short time after the sun re-appears. It’s amazing what a difference is made by the higher angle of the sun. The Vernal Equinox is nearly here and so, although winter may try to hang on, the breezes will hold more promise of the warm weather to come. Spring begins this year on March 20, so it’s only a week away!

Congratulations to Ben McGovern and Eric Karschner, HHS music students who have qualified for Region Chorus! They auditioned for placement in their vocal parts at the District event last month and were ranked among the best. Eric has also qualified for PMEA State Band in April, where he will play the bassoon. He actually represented HHS at all three District 8 music festivals, chorus, band, and orchestra, a truly remarkable feat!

Demolition began last week of the houses in the north end of Second and Main Streets which are being removed to make way for the relocation of Race Street. There will be much activity and probably some traffic detours in that end of the borough over the next few months, so be sure to watch for signs, flaggers, and construction vehicles. It will be interesting to see that intersection of Routes 220 and 405 become realigned and, hopefully, safer for all who use it. I’m sure the construction company is hoping that this coming spring and summer are not as wet as last year! Some stretches of clear weather will help them get the project accomplished in the shortest amount of time possible.

Another change in the borough is the large building that is being completed at the corner of Railroad and Water Streets. This project, a new home for the computer refurbishing and supply company, KVS Computers, is making a nice change and huge improvement to the block. It’s great to see business thriving in Hughesville!

An interesting note about our solar system is that the recent discovery of 12 additional moons orbiting Jupiter brings the total number of known natural satellites of that planet to 79! It would be amazing to be on a planet with so many moons, some going in opposite directions!

Hughesville Events:

Fri. Mar. 15 “Busy Bee Art Club” program at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 S. Fifth Street, for children aged 3 and up and their caregivers, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration is appreciated.

Mon. Mar. 18 “Wee Tales” program for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 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 appreciated.

Tues. Mar. 19 “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.

Weds. Mar. 20 First Day of Spring.

Weds. Mar. 20, 27 & Apr. 3 & 10 Mid-week Lenten services at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 S. Main St., Hughesville, at 6:30 p.m.

Thurs. Mar. 21 “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.