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Muncy Locals Mar. 20, 2019

By Staff | Mar 20, 2019

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” performance at the Muncy High School over the weekend was a pure delight. The students did a great job! The costumes were very well done – the set design, lighting, everything went well from my perspective when I went on Friday night.

On Friday morning I attended a meeting in preparation for the upcoming Muncy Hospital Heritage room. This week the committee is in full force ready to hang some valuable documents, patents, medical apparatus and so much more. An open house is being planned to share all the collected findings so far with the public.

Workforce development remains the focus of legislation. A number of career and technical education (CTE) related bills passed through the education committee and will see floor votes this week. According to Representative Garth Everett the goal is to open pathways for Pennsylvanians to get timely, relevant and affordable training so “they can fill the thousands of vacant, family-sustaining jobs in the Commonwealth right now.”

Congratulations goes to Gianna Edkin, a senior at Muncy High School who was honored by the Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce with a Student Recognition Award last week at the Williamsport Country Club. Also recognized at this annual event was teacher Elizabeth McClure with an Outstanding Educator Award.

Open Pickleball is still available at the East Lycoming YMCA. It is getting very popular with older adults because it is not only a competitive game, but a social activity as well. You can go and play from noon to 2 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during the week, and if you are a member, it is free to play. The paddles are available, but you will need to wear sneakers. Also the swimming pool has some open swim times during the week, and on Saturday afternoons.

Bill Scott announced his intention to run for Muncy Borough Council. There will be four seats open on council. He lives on South Main Street and he said he “wants to guide Muncy into the future as we protect our historic past.”

If you didn’t make it to the 50 year Jazz Ambassadors Concert at the Community Arts Center last Tuesday night, then you might catch them again as they complete their 35 day tour. Last Tuesday was their 2nd day and they played to nearly a full house. Paul and I sat up in the balcony and looking down, I could see the seats were filled. They played 13 songs with a good mix of classic and modern jazz. I was happy to see two women in the band, and one of them had a solo. To follow their tour, sign up for their newsletter at ArmyFieldBand.com or send an email to usarmyfieldband@mail.mil.

Muncy Events

Fri. Mar. 22 Toddler Tales for ages 1-3 at Muncy Public Library, 10 a.am. Join Miss Monica for a fun-filled hour of games and activities with your active toddler in mind.

Fri. Mar. 22 Parish Lenten meal by K of C (cheese ravioli) at Church of Resurrection in Muncy from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. followed by Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.

Sat. Mar. 23 Spring Wings Over Water at Montour Preserve, 9 to 11 a.m. Meet at Goose Cove Overlook. Led by Jon Beam, naturalist who will take a look at the early birds on the lake and some returning migrants.

Tues. Mar. 26 Ranger Ramblings for older teens and adults at 6 p.m. at the Muncy Public Library. Ranger Matt Enderk will provide some insider tips and information on visiting national parks around the country.

Tues. Mar. 26 Veterans Outreach hours to discuss benefits at Rep. Garth Everett’s office in Muncy Township. Call 546-2084 to schedule an appointment.

Weds. Mar. 27 Preschool storytime for ages 3-5 at Muncy Public Library, 10 a.am. Siblings welcome.

Weds. Mar. 27 Muncy Woman’s Club meeting at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Muncy. Program topic is Making Baskets by Karen Spring.

Fri. Mar. 29 The SVQG will meet at 1st UM Church in Pennsdale at 7 p.m. with quilt artist Debora Konchinsky from Breinigsville, PA who specializes in needle felted applique, pictorial and embroidery projects. Her workshop “Needle Felted Applique” will be held on Sat. Mar. 30 at the same location.

Mon. Apr. 1 Children’s Swim lessons begin at the ELYMCA and end May 27. Call 546-8822 for schedule and to register.