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Muncy locals May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018
By BARBARA C. BARRETT , The Luminary

Welcome May!

It was almost exhilarating when I took the landline phone to the Muncy Rotary electronic recycling event on Saturday morning. My husband and I decided to take the plunge and unplug the landline as we both have been using our smart phones since October. I could never tell whom the caller was, nor was it ever of any importance other than a medial reminder when the phone would ring. Often it would ring at the most inopportune times with no voice on the other end, and the robo calls were getting annoying. The Windstream bill also was increasing, so off went our house phones to join the large pile of unused, outdated technology at the parking lot of Muncy Bank & Trust. Cherif Ammar-Khodja of KVS Computers in Hughesville was the host and he disposes everything responsibly he said. I also turned in some old laptops, a radio and tape player. Looks like technology is just about all wireless now. Cherif said he will be hosting these events in the county throughout the year, so don't throw out those old electronic games or players, keyboards and printers. According to Cherif some of the hardware and parts may still have some value.

It is not uncommon here to have women in the farming industry. To empower and provide support, the PA Women's Agricultural Network was formed several years ago which offers positive learning environments and networking opportunities. Membership is open and it is in partnership with the Penn State Cooperative Extension. This is a great resource for farm equipment and safety. Some workshops being held this month include orchard maintenance and neighborhood project gardens. More information is available at their website at agsci.psu.edu.

The Liberty Manor Adult Day Services in Muncy is almost complete and a planned opening day ceremony will take place later this month.

Congratulations to Hannah D. Weightman, of Muncy who is a Health information technology student at Pennsylvania College of Technology. She will likely be tasked with arranging professional development opportunities for their employees. She got that experience by orchestrating a Health Information Technology Seminar for other students.

This is NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK and we should support the small business owner. Bon-Ton, another anchor store at the Lycoming Mall is closing. Perhaps a new small boutique shop can take its place or a new eatery, cafe or consignment shop. These large empty stores and buildings are becoming a trend now. Thinking of starting your own business? Then check out the Covation Center, a place here in Lycoming County where you can get start-up help.

Muncy Events

Fri. May 4 the SVQG will have an open meeting at 7 p.m. with a guest speaker, Gail Kessler who will give a lecture and trunk show. A workshop will follow on Saturday May 5 at 1st United Methodist Church in Pennsdale. Brind a friend!

Fri. May 4 Toddler Tales at 10 a.m. at the Muncy Public Library for children age 1-3. Join Miss Monica for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and activities designed with your active toddler in mind. Siblings are always welcome and registration is preferred. Please call the library at 570-546-5014 to register.

Sat. May 5 Social Dance at 1st United Methodist Church's Celebration Center, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, 7-10 p.m. Free lesson from 6:40 to 7 p.m. Soda, water and light snacks provided. Donations suggested.

Mon. May 7 Construction Club at 6:30 p.m. for all ages. Join your friends at the Muncy library and challenge one another to create things with building sets. No registration is required.

Weds. May 9 Preschool Storytime at 10 a.m. for children age 3-5. Join Miss Monica for a fun-filled hour of stories, games and crafts all designed to prepare your child for kindergarten. Registration is preferred for this program and siblings are always welcome! Please call the library at 570-546-5014.

Sat. May 12 Learn to kayak with Canoe Susquehanna LLC at the Montour Preserve. A public guided paddling event will begin at 1 p.m. near the boat ramp. Reservations required. All equipment included. There is a fee which includes fun bus shuttle, trip pics, snacks, water blasters, dry bags and lots of natural history. Conditions may change. For more information call 570-524-7692 or to reserve your water adventure.

Thurs. May 24 is a Step 'N Out trip to Altoona at the Railroader's Museum and Horseshoe Curve. A bus will be leaving from the Meck Senior Center. Call to register now at 570-546-2542. This program is for those 60+ who want to experience regional history, landmarks and entertainment. Transportation is free of charge.

 
 

 

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