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New trauma center to open at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital

SAYRE — The Level II Trauma Center at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre Pennsylvania serves a large geographic area, covering about 10,000 square miles and eleven counties in north central Pennsylvania and south central New York.

Last year, Guthrie’s Emergency Department saw nearly 36,000 visits, a 28 percent increase over its capacity of 28,000 visits per year. To better meet the needs of a growing patient population, Guthrie has unveiled its renovated Emergency Department, specially designed to increase space, privacy, and efficiency.

“This new space allows more room for the patient, their family and the caregiver team. The rooms are private, allowing for personal conversations to take place between the patient and health care provider,” System Chairman for the Department of Emergency Medicine Dr. Marc Harris said. “This expansion also launches Guthrie’s new Emergency Medicine Residency Program, which will allow us to train and graduate Emergency Medicine physicians.”

“Throughout this growth, patients remain at the center of all that we do. Our dedicated physicians and staff have done a wonderful job of providing outstanding patient care, given the challenges of limited space and lack of patient amenities,” Guthrie President and CEO, Dr. Joseph Scopelliti said. “We know that this new addition will only greater prepare our staff to provide the best emergency care in the Twin Tiers.”

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The Waverly Free Library kicked off its official summer reading program with the Game Truck on Wednesday. The Game Truck holds multiple TVs and game systems for kids and adults to come and play, whether it be inside the truck or right outside.

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The William S. Pierce Sayre Summer Concert Series continued on Wednesday with Tom Knight Puppets performing on Kids Night at Howard Elmer Park.

39th annual piano recital held

The 39th annual piano recital of Marcella J. Chaykosky was held in May.

Many friends and family were entertained by students performing solos including: Declan Barry, Liam Barry, Nolan Beeman, Sam Claypool, Morgan Cummings, Cassy Friend, Katie Gorman, Ryan Gorman, Chun Hirunsri, Brooke Kopatz, Ian Lynch, Justin Lynch, Dakota Mullins, Brooke Romig, Grace Russo, Isabella Russo, Julianna Shay, Izabella Steckel, Emma White, JayLee Wilkinson, Lily Wilkinson and Linda Zhang.

Duets were performed by brothers Ian Lynch and Justin Lynch, sisters Isabella Russo and Grace Russo, brothers Declan Barry and Liam Barry, and friends Katie Gorman and Brooke Kopatz.

Those who performed the duets played the piece twice having learned the primo and secondo sections. Commencing the recital was guest pianist, Ed Ferguson.

It was noted that twins Ian Lynch and Justin Lynch earned the Eagle Scout award which is the highest goal in Boy Scouts. Also mentioned that the student taking lessons for the shortest time is 3 months and the student taking the longest is 11 years. All the students were recognized for their quality performances.



FREE FELLOWSHIP MEAL will be held Thursday, July 11 from 4:30-6 p.m. at Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens. Meal includes hot dog, baked beans, chips, fresh veggies, dessert and beverage. Hosted by Athens United Methodist Women.

”FEED MY SHEEP” FOOD PANTRY will be open Thursday, July 11 from 9 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m. at Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens. A small supply of basic groceries are available for residents of Athens or Sayre school districts. I.D. and registration are required during pantry hours for all clients.

FREE SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM is held Mondays through Fridays in Sayre High School cafeteria. Breakfast and lunch are free for ages 18 and younger. Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Participants do not have to be enrolled in Sayre Rec Program and do not have to live in Sayre.

FREE SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM in Tioga County, N.Y., has two sites serving free breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday. Open to youths ages 18 and younger. Meals available for adults accompanying children. At Waverly High School (through Aug. 16), breakfast is held from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and at East Waverly Park (through Aug. 2), breakfast from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

SAYRE FARMERS MARKET is held Fridays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Howard Elmer Park, downtown Sayre. Each Friday through mid-October. For more information, contact the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce at (607) 249-6192 or email

IT’S A NEW DAY GROUP (AA), 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Sayre Christian Church basement, 427 S. Keystone Ave.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS has a toll-free hotline for help. Local residents can call 1 (800) 233-3840.

CLEAN & CRAZY (NA) meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Red Door Cafe, 359 Broad St., Waverly. Use side entrance.

LIVING SOBER (MICA GROUP) (AA), MENTALLY ILL-CHEMICALLY ADDICTED, meets Thursday at 8 p.m. at 700 S. Main St., Athens (Trinity Episcopal Church Parsonage across from the church).

SISTERS IN SOBRIETY (AA WOMEN’S) meets Thursdays from 5:15-6:30 p.m. at 700 S. Main St., Athens (Trinity Episcopal Church Parsonage, across from the church).

SAVE OUR SANITY (AL-ANON), 7 p.m. Fridays, Valley United Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Ave., Waverly.

VALLEY NA GROUP (NA) meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre (Sayre Christian Church).

FRIDAY FELLOWSHIP GROUP (AA) meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre (Sayre Christian Church basement).

VALLEY GROUP AA (SPEAKER), 8 p.m. on Sundays, at the Valley United Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Ave., Waverly. Open meeting.

SUNDAY MORNING CAFE MEETING (AA), Sundays at 10 a.m., 359 Broad St., Waverly, at the Red Door Cafe.

12&12 STUDY GROUP (AA), 8 p.m. Thursdays, Methodist Church, Second Street, Ulster.