Muncy Locals June 5, 2019
The Muncy High School graduation, I think, is simply one of the best in Lycoming County. Friday night’s weather was perfect with planted marigolds and colorful hanging flowers that adorned the processional walkway on the front lawn of the school. It is a small class, but everyone knew one another and smiles were everywhere. I found the booklet from my first Muncy graduation, ten years ago that I covered for The Luminary. It was the 129th, and I can’t help but wonder what those 85 graduates are doing now.
On the first Saturday of every month you can sign up for a free dance lesson, ballroom or jazz, at Muncy’s First United Methodist Church in their Celebration Center. The lesson is from 6:40 to 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Then you can enjoy some dance music together with your partner from 7 to 10 p.m. Soda, water and light snacks are provided, or you can bring a snack to share if you like. They are only asking for a small donation of five dollars per person.
Wow, are we ever in store for some major road construction around here this month, and then some. I like to use the back roads if possible, due to the backlog on the on ramp to I-180 in Pennsdale. However some of the back roads will be under construction as well. Starting this week PennDOT’s maintenance crew will start to put in replacement pipes on East Lime Bluff Road between Beacon Light Road and Chippewa Road in Muncy Creek Township. Also they will be doing Middle Road, and putting in multiple pipes on Rabbittown Road and Heilman Road. These roads will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and detours will be in place.
I visited a new restaurant on Rt. 220 in Wolf Township, DJs Smokehouse, which I highly recommend, but the construction is ongoing there on the corner of Rts. 220 and 405. So watch for signs, slow down and allow more time when driving, especially if you are on a tight schedule.
The Muncy Public Library is ready for the summer with a great array of programs and events for all ages. I am looking forward to a tie-dye class on the 15th, another paint class and some space magic on the 21st. And the volunteers of the Friends of the Muncy Library would love those book donations when you are finished with your summer reading. Two times a month in the upstairs room, they have sales and all the money goes to the library. Also they have free books available in the lobby, up to date movies to rent, and audio books.
A word of caution for the wise – with all of this rain, I have noticed more bugs annoying me while I work in the yard, especially in the early evenings. I have some nasty bites on my legs and the itching is driving me crazy. So there are some precautionary steps to take when entering the outdoors. I have a necklace I wear filled with lemon oil, repellant to spray on my clothes, and unfortunately, I have to be completely covered. Since I am sensitive to bug bites, I also have a prescription from my dermatologist. Then there is always the fear of lyme disease, as it is so prevalent in our area. Be sure to check yourself completely after working or playing outdoors. Ticks are small and can go unnoticed, plus they can hide in your hair. Dry clothes can be tumbled in a dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill them after you come indoors. Wet clothes may need more time. I gathered quite a bit of information during the senior health event sponsored by UPMC last Wednesday.
Fri. June 7 Toddler Tales for ages 1-3, Muncy Public Library, 10 a.m. Join Miss Monica for a fun-filled hour of games, crafts and activities designed with your active toddler in mind. Siblings welcome.
Mon. June 10 Muncy Public Library’s Summer Reading Program begins! Stop by the library to sign up, grab a program packet, and start earning prizes. Slime Time for ages 8 and up at 6:30 p.m. Come and creates slime of every color and texture through the experimental use of measurements and a variety of everyday items.
Tues. June 11 Friends of Muncy Library book fundraiser, 3-6 p.m.
Weds. June 12 Preschool storytime for ages 3-5, 10 a.m., Muncy Public Library. Call 546-5014 Fun activities and stories designed to prepare your child for kindergarten.
Weds. June 12 Full Circle Future Harvest Field Trip to a hydroponic farm in Washingtonville. Call the library at 546-5014 to sign up for the tour to begin at 4 p.m.
Thurs. June 13 Drums Alive, ELYMCA, 10:15 to 11 a.m. Program is free for individuals with special needs.
Fri. June 14 Toddler Tales for ages 1-3, 10 a.m., Muncy Public Library.
June 17-21 Bible Baptist Church of Huntersville presents Vacation Bible School Treasure Hunt, grades K-6. Call 570-435-3440 for more information or to register. 1229 Dutchtown Road, Muncy.
Sat. June 22 Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary Lawn Party
Fri. June 28 Muncy 4th Friday, downtown Muncy.
Fri. June 28 Catawissa Military Band, 7 p.m., Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy.