Last week, I spent my Friday morning at the Herr Library in Mifflinburg, where they were loading up two crates with supplies to take to the tornado-devastated areas of Oklahoma.
One thing both photographer Rob Inglis and I commented on was that there were probably 10 or so children and teens there to help at 9 a.m. on a Friday morning during summer – and we heard not one complaint.
It was really a very exciting and positive thing.
I myself have never had a problem getting up early to do what I have to do (seriously, I used to get up at 6 a.m. every day as a kid to get on the computer before everyone else was awake back in the days where you had one computer and had to share it). However, my sisters can’t really say the same thing.
And to see these young people offering their time to a good cause was very inspiring and made the morning just a little bit brighter.
It’s spring – the birds are chirping, the temperature has finally risen above 50, and – of course – construction zones are everywhere.
Four of the major projects in the Valley are:
Route 54 through Danville
Route 11 into Northumberland from Danville
The Selinsgrove bridge work
Mifflinburg work on Route 45
That’s a lot. But how much do they affect your commute?
The Route 11 work does cause a litle hold-up heading into Norry, but traffic does seem to flow – it appears to be the same way with the Route 54 work, though traffic does stop frequently near the light at 11 and 54.
One zone I’ve heard horror stories about is the bridge work in Selinsgrove – people are being delayed – in some cases – over an hour in their journeys.
I haven’t heard about Mifflinburg, though apparently that’s a bad one too.
So now I ask you – what have you seen? What are your tips for getting through them?