Welcome everyone to Women's History Month. The first tribute will be to Ellen Sprout and Maggie Waldron. The research was done by Mary Sieminski who writes a monthly column for the Sun-Gazette on Lycoming County women in history. At one time, late 1800s, these two women were the leading ladies of Muncy. Their lives are revealed through Mary's research and I wanted to share their history with Luminary readers.
Volunteers are needed for the Son-Light House. Their recent newsletter said household recipients increased for 2016, a slight increase from the previous year. There were 121 new households added that needed assistance. Raise the Region is soon approaching, Weds. Mar. 8, so keep the Son-Light House in mind as one of the local non-profits to support for this First Community Foundation initiative.
This past week was very productive and somewhat relaxing. I stopped into the Centered Earth Clay Arts Studio in Pennsdale and signed up to make a berry bowl on April 1st. Kathy Gorg is offering special two hour class projects to make every weekend. This weekend she will be offering St. Patrick's Day Steins and also this month you can make bird houses, garden stakes and Easter ornaments. Stop in the studio to pick up the full schedule.
On Thursday, I visited Stacie's Shear Sensations in Mill Creek Township and enjoyed a facial, my first professional one, and the infrared suana, a method used to detoxify the body and release stored toxins. I really think it helped me from getting a bad cold I felt coming on as the radiant heat was absorbed by my skin and I sweated everything out from my body at a temperature close to 140 degrees.
If you are interested in saving some money on your groceries, the Muncy Public Library is hosting a monthly coupon exchange. If you have any extra coupons that you don't need, they would like you to drop them off at the front desk. In exchange you can select from the box those you do use.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: According to a study from George Washington University, men interrupt 33% more often when speaking with a woman than when they're talking to another man.
Fri. Mar. 3 Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! At 10 a.m., ages 1-5. Come celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday at this special story hour. Siblings welcome. Seating is limited so please call the Muncy Public library at 570-546-5014 to register.
Mar. 6 & 7 Kindergarten registration at Muncy School District. Enrollment packets may be picked up from Myers elementary school office prior to registration. Call 546-3129 ext. 1100 for more information. Your child must be 5 years old before Sept. 1, 2017. It is advised that children do not attend the registration. It will take about 30 minutes. 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Mon. last names A-J and Tues. last names K-Z.
Weds. Mar. 8 Good 'n Plenty dinner, all you can eat at First United Methodist Church, Market St., Muncy, 4:30-6 p.m. Take outs available 4-6 p.m.
Weds. Mar. 8 Preschool Storytime at the Muncy Public Library, 10 a.m., ages 3-5. Enjoy a fun filled hour of stories, crafts, and games designed to prepare your child for kindergarten. Siblings are welcome.
Weds. Mar. 8 Blood pressure clinic at Meck Senior Center, 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy, 11 a.m.
Mar. 8 & 9 distribution boxes for eligible seniors at the Son-Light House, 130 Carpenter St., Muncy. Weds. 9:30 to noon and Thurs. 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 10 Toddler Tales at 10 a.m., ages 1-3. Enjoy a fun filled hour of stories, songs, and games for your energetic toddler at the Muncy Public Library. Siblings are welcome.
Sat. Mar. 11 baked ham dinner at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Rt. 44 between Turbotville & McEwensville, 4-6 p.m. Take outs are available.