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Hughesville Locals July 24, 2019

By Staff | Jul 24, 2019

We surely have no doubt about the season! Last week ended with the hottest conditions we’ve had for quite a while, and I hope we don’t have to endure too many days of the intense sauna-like humidity and heat. I am grateful for air conditioning, especially for those overnight hours when natural cooling doesn’t occur. A good place to escape some of the more oppressive heat is the highland of Sullivan County. In addition to the State Parks at World’s End and Ricketts Glen, this weekend you can enjoy birding, beverages, and live performance at various sites on the mountain.

It’s also time for Vacation Bible School in some congregations. Trinity Lutheran and The Beacon United Methodist churches are holding a combined session titled “Roar!” this week and Hughesville Friends Church will soon hold their soccer-themed bible school. These celebrations of learning and fun are a staple of summertime and provide a great opportunity for sharing about life and community.

There is still much work being done at the North Main/Route 220 intersection, with the removal of underground gasoline tanks and lots of concrete from the old Gulf station site and construction of storm-water drains and culverts. It doesn’t seem like there has been too much disruption of traffic, but appears that there is still much work to be done.

Have a great summer week!

Hughesville Events:

Thurs. July 25 “Wee Make Music” program at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), for children ages 12 months and up and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Children will have a great time, marching, singing, dancing, and drumming with Miss Victoria. Registration is appreciated.

Fri. July 26 “Wee Play” program at HAPL for children ages 2-6 and their caregivers, 10:30-11:30 a.m. This station-based activity encourages free play and helps develop fine motor skills, verbal skills, and creativity. No registration required.

Fri. July 26 “Star Wars” Movie Night at HAPL, part of the summer program for kids ages 5 – 12, 8 p.m.

Sat. July 27 “Family Time: Book, Play, and Do” program at HAPL for all ages. Participants will hear a story, do a related activity or make a craft, and enjoy and open play session with the library’s age-appropriate learning toys.

Sat. July 27 “Learn about Birding” 10 a.m. at the Entrance to Mokoma Conservancy in Laporte. More info at (610)585-4504 or at www.mokomaconservancy.org.

Sat. July 27 Taste Full Event featuring Beer, Wine, and Cider 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sullivan County Fairgrounds in Forksville.

Sat. July 27 Performance: “Every Brilliant Thing – A One-Person” Play 8 p.m. at the DeWire Center, 891 Laporte Ave., Eagles Mere. Info about admission fees and other programs can be found at www.emfoa.org

Sun. July 28 Performance – “Music in the Mountains” Concert 4 – 6 p.m. at the DeWire Center in Eagles Mere. Info at www.emfoa.org.

Mon. July 29 “Wee Tales” program for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sing along with Miss Victoria and her guitar, share books, and play with selected toys, all of which help children develop social skills, motor skills, and language and pre-math skills. Registration, by visiting or calling (570) 584-3762, is appreciated.

Tues. July 30 “Wee Move!” program at HAPL with equipment geared for busy children from ages 3 to 6, 10:30 a.m.

Weds. July 31 “Cosmic Arts and Crafts” program for kids ages 5 to 12 years at HAPL, 2 p.m.