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Muncy Locals Apr. 25, 2018

April 25, 2018
By BARBARA C. BARRETT , The Luminary

I just had two hospital stay experiences, one with my husband and the other with my mother. I must admit that those hospital gowns they make you wear are the most undignified things I have ever seen. My mother insisted on getting dressed before doing her therapy which was walking down the halls. I was quite pleased to read in AARP that students at the Parsons School of Design in New York City have designed and crafted a new patient gown that has a box pleat in the back. It is now being tested by CareWear, a manufacturer for the medical field.

Get ready for Relay for Life, a big fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. They now are taking orders for luminaries to honor loved ones in glowing tributes. On May 18 at Hughesville High School glow stick candles nestled in bags will be lit in a special ceremony. To order one contact Carol Walters at the Lycoming County office at 570-326-9131.

They say Pennsylvania is one of the first states to receive the new medicare cards that are being processed and which no longer will reveal our social security numbers. A new unique health insurance claim number will be issued. Close to 3 million people in our state will be receiving these cards automatically. The Federal Trade Commission says this will open up opportunities for scams and that we should be aware of the information on the new card - that is, confirm everything is correct and updated when it arrives. So beware of calls or solicitations by phone. This card is free from the government. Medicare will never call to get personal information for a new card. Destroy the old card as soon as possible after the new one arrives. Also make sure there are no improper charges when reviewing your medical bills.

You may have been wondering about the Muncy Trivia facts appearing in the Luminary. Towards the end of last year, Crystal Millard at the Muncy Library handed me a copy of a list of facts that came from a game that looked just like Monopoly only it was about Muncy. She found it in the archives of the library. My family has a copy of a similar board game only it is of Williamsport. I recall a company coming into the area close to the 80s maybe, and made these games of local towns and cities. Every now and then, I will see one appear at the Old Barn Center in Pennsdale or the antique center in Lewisburg.

Muncy Events

Sat. Apr. 28 Geology of the Susquehanna River, 1:30-3 p.m. at Montour Preserve. Meet in Environmental Education Center. Presented by Fred Gast.

May 2 & 3 senior box distribution days to eligible seniors at Son-Light House, 130 Carpenter St., Muncy. Weds. 9 to noon & Thurs. 5-7:30 p.m.

Sat. Apr. 28 - Book fundraiser at the Muncy Public Library, 10-1. Come upstairs and browse a large selection of books and titles. All proceeds support the library and programming.

Thurs. May 3 The history of roses, a program at the Muncy Public Library and the choosing and caring for them presented by Master Gardener Louise Fulmer, 6-8 p.m.

Sat. May 5 Plant exchange at Lycoming Valley Baptist Church, 4980 Lycoming Mall Drive, Montoursville,

under the Pavilion at 10 a.m. There are perennial divisions, extra annuals, seeds, trees, shrubs, etc. Come share your extras and exchange gardening tips and practices. NO PLANTS? Come for the fellowship and gardening conversation and take home some orphan plants to brighten your garden. Everyone welcome, rain or shine.

Fri. May 4 Gail Kessler of Ladyfingers Sewing Studio, Oley PA, will present a lecture about quilting, "From Concept to Cloth for the SVQG at 7 p.m. at the Pennsdale UM Church. There will be a workshop on Saturday, May 5 and there are some openings. Contact Cindy Craddock at 570-546-2716 or Shelly Curry at quilt4@epix.net.

Tues. May 8 book fundraiser at Muncy Public Library, 3-6 p.m. Upstairs choose from lots of titles including a large collection of adult fiction. There are some books to choose from that are free of charge upon entering the lobby of the library.

 
 

 

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