Overcoming hardship explored

ELYSBURG - Practical solutions for overcoming hardship will be discussed at Lifetree Cafe from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 W. Valley Ave.

The program, titled "Overcoming Hardship: A Father and Son Beat the Odds," features a film of Patrick Henry Hughes and his father. The younger Hughes was born without eyes or the ability to extend his limbs. Though in a wheelchair, Hughes performed in the University of Louisville marching band, his father pushing his wheelchair through every practice and performance.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting.

For more information, call 570-672-2873, e-mail elysburgpresby@verizon.net or go to www.lifetreecafe.com.

Railroad work planned

MONTOURSVILLE - North Shore Railroad and Shamokin Valley Railroad have tentatively scheduled repairs at their respective railroad crossings near Catawissa and Kulpmont Tuesday.

The work at each crossing involves replacing broken lag bolts and is expected to take two to three hours to complete at each site.

Single-lane traffic will be maintained, with flaggers controlling traffic flow.

Work is expected to start by late morning at the Route 42 crossing (Rupert Drive) in Montour Township (Columbia County), just west of Catawissa.

When work is completed at that location, the railroad's contractor, Finkbeiner & Associates, will move to the crossing on Route 54, two-tenths of a mile south of Brennan's Farm Road in Mount Carmel Township, about a mile southeast of Kulpmont.

All work is expected to be completed on Tuesday.

In the event of inclement weather, the work will take place Wednesday or Thursday.