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Hughesville Locals Mar. 27, 2019

By Staff | Mar 27, 2019

While Punxsutawney Phil foresaw an early Spring, I don’t think the past week has met my expectations. We haven’t had significant snowfall but the temperatures haven’t made me eager to put any winter gear away. I still want my scarf and mittens, much as I hate to put them on when I think of the date. Late March “should” be a time for Spring jackets and ankle socks, right? Instead, I am still wearing layers and turtlenecks. Will this be another one of those years when we go straight from woolens to flip-flops? I prefer a steady progression of warming temperatures, but, as always, we’ll take what we get!

HHS student-athletes are beginning their Spring Sports competitive seasons. Baseball, Softball, Boys Tennis, Track, and Junior High Soccer for both boys and girls, are all underway. There will be many opportunities for you to cheer for your favorite Spartan athletes at games and matches from now until mid-May. Pick up a copy of the Spring Sports schedule or check with the district website for up-to-date info. Rainy days will play havoc with game schedules, so check back often for any make-up games.

The north end of Main Street has undergone quite a transformation over the past two weeks, and more changes are occurring daily. The reconstructed intersection should provide a real improvement to traffic flow. I do expect that there will be some confusion as the project takes place, so please be aware of changing patterns and potential flaggers and/or directional signs. Let’s keep everyone safe as this long-term improvement unfolds.

Hughesville Events:

Sat. Mar. 30 Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser, 4:40 7:30 p.m. at Hughesville High School Cafeteria. This fund-raiser will support the activities and projects of the Future Farmers of Hughesville club. Mark your calendars now for a fun evening and a tasty meal.

Sat. Mar. 30 HHS Boys Tennis vs. Towanda, 11:00 at HHS courts.

Sat. Mar. 30 HHS Varsity Baseball vs. Columbia-Montour, 2:30 at Bodine Park.

Mon. Apr. 1 “Wee Tales” program for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 S. Fifth Street (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 is appreciated.

Mon. Apr. 1 HHS Varsity Baseball vs. Southern Columbia, 4:30 at Bodine Park.

Apr. 1 & 2 W&NBRR Tour, East Lycoming Historical Musuem, 9 a.m. Call Charlie Hughes at 584-2244 or Rob Mueller at 570-651-3236.

Tues. Apr. 2 “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. Apr. 2 HHS Softball vs. Bloomsburg, 4:30 at HHS field, South Broad Street, across from Ashkar Elementary.

Weds. Apr. 3 HHS Boys Tennis vs. Montoursville, 4:00 at HHS courts.

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

Thurs. Apr. 4 “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.

Thurs. Apr. 4 HHS Track (Boys and Girls) vs. So. Williamsport, 4:00 at HHS stadium.

Sat. Apr. 6 Game Night at the Beacon, 146 S. Main St., Hughesville. 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Snacks and beverages provided. Bring your favorite game or play one of ours. Bring a friend.