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Montgomery locals 5.13.2020

By Staff | May 13, 2020

Thankfully Lycoming County has been upgraded from Red status to Yellow status, so while there are still restrictions in place we do have more freedom to go places and gather. But even with this upgrade, we are still expected to abide by revise guidelines to keep COVID-19 from spreading. Remember to use caution in public to keep yourself and others healthy. If the COVID-19 numbers increase, the stay-at-home order can be reinstated so let’s do our best to keep that from happening. I’m sure that you’re looking forward to life returning to normal as much as I am!

I got to do one thing in my column this week that I haven’t been able to do for almost two months list events. It’s so nice to be able to do that again. I look forward to having good things start happening in our community with the stay-at-home order lifted.

I am also looking forward to having consistent warm weather. I couldn’t believe that we got snow flurries on Saturday. Snow and hail in April aren’t entirely unexpected in this region, but this was the first that I can remember in my lifetime that we had snow in May! Let’s hope it’s over with until next winter.

THOT “In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” Mark Twain

Happy birthday to Glenda Heasley, who will be celebrating her special day on May 13. I love you, Mom!

Birthday wishes go to Matthew Griffith, who commemorates another trip around the sun on May 14.

If you see Steve Cook on May 16, be sure to wish him a Happy Birthday. Make it a good one, Steve!

The Montgomery Area Alumni Association has announced that this year’s Alumni Banquet has been canceled.

The Borough will be doing brush pick up on Wednesdays for residents who have requested it in advance by calling (570) 547-1671. The brush pile will be open on Wednesdays as well. Only sticks and limbs less than four inches in diameter are allowed at this time. No grass, weeds, leaves, etc.

The library remains closed until further notice, but e-books can be downloaded for free from the library website at www.montgomerylib.org. The library has a general Facebook page that’s regularly updated with a variety of content for a range of interests, and there is a separate page with children’s activities called Miss Nicole’s MAPL Moments.

If you want to contribute to town history, you can keep a journal about your experiences living under quarantine and donate it to the Montgomery Area Historical Society. They will be collected at a later date and put in a time capsule to be opened in 50 years.

The Community Aid bins are closed for donations until further notice. They aren’t being emptied until restrictions are lifted.

If you would like to purchase a Hometown Hero Banner, please contact Fae Herb at faceherb@aol.com or (570) 506-9892.

If you would like to rent a plot in the Community Garden, please contact Susan Andrews for an application at sandrews@montgomeryborough.org. Plot rental is available for residents of the Montgomery Area School District.

Saturday, May 16 – Montgomery will be having Community Yard Sales.

Saturday, May 16 The Montgomery Lions Club will be having a Chicken BBQ at the Montgomery Legion pavilion from 11 a.m. until they are sold out. This will be a takeout only meal, and drive up service will be available. Dinners include a half-chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, a roll with butter, and dessert. Preorders can be placed by calling (570) 244-1870 or (570) 916-1891.